Posts Tagged: color

Reader Request: Styling White Jeans

styling white jeans

Reader Sarah had this request:

I was wondering if you could point me to a post or you could do one on styling white jeans. I finally found a pair that feels flattering and now I am excited to experiment with looks. They look so cute for the spring and summer, but in some ways because they go with everything, it is hard to figure out how to highlight their good attributes.

Although I don’t wear mine terribly often, I love the look of a bright white jean. And I agree with Sarah that they can be very versatile but also very tricky. Here are my tips for making them work: read more

Originally posted 2014-06-05 06:30:53.

Power Clothes

Fashion, clothing, and style are often portrayed as frivolous interests. Wasteful of time, energy, and money. Vain and self-absorbed. Unimportant in the grand scheme of things.

Which is downright hilarious when you consider how important clothing has been to human culture over time. Clothing has served as a medium for self-expression, a way to quietly rebel, and a means of delineating power structures. Now, I’m no historian and I’m sure some of you ARE historians, so I encourage you to peek at the contributions in the comments. But from a non-historian’s brain come the following examples: Throughout many cultures, royalty and nobility will show rank and wealth by wearing certain colors, materials, and garments. Judges and clergy wear robes to indicate authority and set the tone in courtrooms and places of worship. Athletes associate with their chosen sports through accessory, shoe, and clothing choices. read more

Originally posted 2012-09-25 06:19:21.

How to Draw Inspiration from Any Image

I’ve encouraged you all to find inspiration everywhere you look. I genuinely believe that sartorial inspiration is all around us so long as we remain open to it. Stores whose merchandise we don’t own can spark outfit ideas, women working with far larger or smaller budgets can inform new looks, people who are different from us in practically every way can still inspire us to dress in new and exciting ways.

But I also know that we gravitate toward people who look and feel familiar, and that outfit ideas are much easier to tease out of still images if the woman in those images has our same proportions or build. There’s nothing wrong with seeking out imagery that shows women who resemble YOU on blogs or Pinterest or in magazines. But in case you’re curious, here are some of the ways I examine and consider photos that get filed away for dressing inspiration. read more

Originally posted 2014-05-28 06:19:02.