What is the Capsule Guide & Closet Outfit Planner?
The capsule guides offer a 27-piece wardrobe which could give you up to 150 different outfits to wear.
Once you find out what you already have in your closet, you can choose which of the remaining pieces you want to buy, and there are store links you can use to purchase them. Or you can find them elsewhere (thrift stores, your mom's or sister's closet, whatever.)
This season's guides are designed with fall and winter trends in mind, and new guides will be created for spring and summer.
There are six variations, so when you buy it for her, you can choose which one to give her, or let her pick it out herself after Christmas.
Each guide has a different color palette, with four colors - two neutrals and two accent colors - and you can choose based on her favorite colors or ones you know she looks good in. Or, leave it all up to her!
Who the Capsule Guides are Perfect for...
Capsule guides are perfect for the women or young ladies in your life who fit into one of two categories...
(1) They already have a pretty solid sense of style. They basically know what they like or what looks good on them. But they get bored with what they are wearing, and end up buying new clothes so they can have something new to wear.
The capsule guides are perfect because they offer up to 150 outfit combinations. So that's, potentially, 150 outfits without having to buy new clothes.
(2) Capsule guides also are perfect for someone who feels insecure about putting outfits together. She wants to express herself with style, and look well-dressed, but when it comes to what's in her closet, she often feels unsure about what how to create the kind of looks she wants most.
Because it gives you fall and winter trend colors and styles, 30 actual pictured outfit ideas and a chart that offers matching for up to 150 outfits, the capsule guide does the outfit planning for her.
At only $27 each, that's an affordable way to offer style to someone you care about, this Christmas. To learn more about them and what they include, go here: capsule guides.
See you tomorrow!
If you are a black woman like me, you may have experienced this, too. You go to take a Kibbe quiz, or another body shape or body type quiz, and you try to compare yourself to the examples provided, but it doesn't quite work. Because your body doesn't quite match any of the examples.
Me, too! And a lot of the quizzes offer celebrity examples, so I got curious about one style typology in particular. David Kibbe's.
Maybe if I looked at the women of color for each type, it would be helpful. But some had no celebrity women of color as examples and quite a few had only one. Hmm.
Read on to see what I have done about it...
David Kibbe, Metamorphosis & The Image Identity System
In the late 80s, David Kibbe, modified and adapted one or more style typologies already in use, identified and named 13 types, and wrote a book about them called Metamorphosis.
There were five main Kibbe types: Dramatic, Natural, Classic, Gamine and Romantic. And then the variants were: Soft Dramatic, Flamboyant Natural, Soft Natural, Dramatic Classic, Soft Classic, Flamboyant Gamine, Soft Gamine and Theatrical Romantic.
Though these types were connected to personality, they weren't based on it. According to Kibbe, it is your physical characteristics that determine your type, and together they make up your individual combination of yin vs. yang.
What he means by that is the use of descriptors like short, long, curved, straight, soft, taut, wide, narrow, round, balanced, etc., as applied to your bones, flesh, facial features, and more, to identify your composition.
Eventually, he decided to get rid of the five main types, leaving only the variants.
Kibbe Groups & Kibbe Explainers
Then, long after the book went out of print, Facebook discovered it and him, and groups were formed to study this typology so that each group member could figure out her own type, and help others do the same. He eventually was invited to join the groups and soon took them over.
But women had difficulty understanding the system and applying it to themselves. Quizzes were made and whole sections of the book appeared on Pinterest and in other places.
Kibbe interpreters and explainers came along to try to make the system easier to decode, and some of them developed their own businesses by creating similar typologies designed to identify a woman's place in the system.
But Kibbe, What about...?
A LOT of the examples used in the quizzes others created, used in videos by Kibbe explainers, or found on his celebrity examples list were thin, Caucasian celebrities. And women of color, or those who were plus-sized, had trouble finding their place.
So last month, I got curious about just how many celebrity women of color were on the Kibbe list. And when I found out how small that number was, I wondered if I should create a Kibbe quiz for black women...
Creating a Kibbe Quiz: Take a Peek Behind the Scenes...
Stay tuned for more style type information coming your way this fall. Meanwhile, take the Kibbe quiz created for women of color.
See you tomorrow!
Want to leap over style types and go right to
creating a fall capsule wardrobe for your color type?
Go here for 150 new outfit ideas.
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