One of my biggest objectives on Designing From My Closet is to promote positivity, especially among ladies. I have a secret to reveal: I do not like any one of my outfits until my hair and makeup are done. It’s true! I have finally gotten to the point that I just fix my hair and makeup with my robe on and then get dressed afterwards. The other secret is in response to a statement I get a lot: Oh, it looks fabulous on you, but I could never pull that off. While I am a believer in personal style, I do not think any one woman is limited to what she can wear.
Take this one-of-a-kind handmade wool top for example. It is super unique and I fell in love with it the instant I saw it. In fact, I have already featuring it on the blog here styling it a different way. When I showed the top on the hanger to friends and family to flaunt my new purchase and share the artist who created it, they oohed and ahhhed over it. Each and every one of them said to me something like this: well, I just love it, but I would have no idea what to wear with it, you just know how to put things together.
Those comments could not be further from the truth as when I got it I really had no idea what bottoms I would pair it with, I just knew that with that many colors, my options were wide open. My best advise to you and to others is to do exactly what I do: TRY! Sometimes I put together some really hideous looks, but they are great lessons as to what might work next time. How do I know that that turquoise necklace would look good with this top? I didn’t. I just put it on, tried it out, and it worked!
Hand Crafted Wool Top: Fatimas Wild Rose Creations | Turquoise Necklace: Handmade by putting two thrifted necklaces together (similar) | Blue Ankle Pants: Worthington via Poshmark seller jillcoffee (similar) | Brown Handbag: Coach (similar) | Brown Pierced Wedges: Franco Sarto via Petticoat Lane Consignment (similar)
What I can tell you is that I did play with shape for this outfit. The top is actually one piece, kind of like a poncho that has snaps creating a peplum. This voluminous top with its heavy visual weight led me to select these slim cropped pants for the bottom half. The reason for these pants imparticular? I just looked at the colors in the top and BOOM, there is some blue, selection done.
So the next time you are limiting yourself to what you wear, open your mind to the possibilities and know that you can PULL IT OFF! There is nothing more beautiful than a woman who exudes confidence.
Today’s Postivity Note
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
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