“Actions speak louder than words.”
We’ve all triumphantly uttered the age-old saying at some point in our lives, whether we’re playing the role of the boss or the under-dog, but how true it is! Your actions reveal your truest self, no matter what words you’re using. I’m a firm believer in amping-up your intentions with action… but, are you incorporating that into your image?
As a stylist, I’m frequently put in situations where a client has their fashion-statement on the tip of their tongue, and just can’t think of their ‘above-and-beyond’ execution to carry it out. Don’t fret my troubled fashionista, I’m here to coach you out of your style-shell for a new bold season that’s already making fashion waves!
So by now, we are pretty familiar with some of the market high’s this season: polka dots, stripes, bold color, sheer material, etc. If you’ve been troubled on your outfits so far, then here is where some analyzing must come in. Just remember, mixing and matching pieces is the best part about fashion. Try putting unexpected pieces together, and color blocking is one of this year’s best ways to do it.
Stripes have been another ‘hit’ on the runway, although stripes can be tricky; their effect varies with each individual. If they aren’t satisfying your fashion palate, switch em’ up! Do stripes a more simple way, like under a jean jacket, on a flowing skirt, or on a t-shirt.
Last but not least for today, print mixing. Who said spots and stripes don’t go together? Certainly not the spring 13’ runways, that’s for sure! Perhaps this is the riskiest fashion-leap of them all this year, but the most style-rewarding if you pull it off. Luckily, the fashion world is one step ahead to help on this one: wardrobe pieces are being made with two prints already on them for an effortlessly cool look. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to do it on your own, take some words of advice: mix a small neat print with a splashier one, stay in the same color family and use different fabrics. If you’re still feeling stumped but determined, tie in some polka dots, stripes or even animal prints. They are easier to mix with other patterns because they’re simple but graphic.
Don’t pass up the wonderful opportunity you have through fashion to express and present! Trends will come and go, and not all of them will be your style, but there is never any harm in letting your creativity shine!