My Gamine Daily Uniform
Doing the Spring 10x10 Challenge gave me a rather intense focus on each outfit I wore. And that was deliberate so that I could figure out what worked and what didn't work, practice creating gamine outfits & try to create ten outfit formulas I loved, that I could wear during the warm seasons.
Though I didn't create the perfect ten, I did create several workable gamine outfit formulas, and while doing so, discovered two ideal gamine daily uniforms.
Gamine Elements for Each Outfit Formula & Daily Uniform
During the challenge, I discovered that my plus-sized spring capsule wardrobe & each gamine outfit formula needs to have a fitted base, vibrant color, fabric that holds its shape, color contrast and pattern or print mixing. They seem to be the most important gamine elements I need to incorporate for my plus size signature style.
The outfit formulas, themselves, are...
(1) Asymmetrical cardigan + fitted tee + leggings + scarf.
(2) Fitted, striped tee + floral neck scarf + leggings.
Do you have a daily uniform or two?
See you next time! Stay tuned for Wordless Wednesday & Friday's infographic on plus-sized gamine style elements.
How to Get Started with Color Blocking
Recently, a reader said she wasn't sure where to get started with color blocking, but liked the idea of it. This post is my answer.
I suggest starting from scratch, for anyone not sure what kind of color blocking will work for you.
Try a lighter color with a darker version of it, like my own favorites: light olive plus a medium olive. Then, maybe two different colors, but not far apart, like camel and coffee brown. If that works well, then, try that brown with the olive.
If they all work, you can feel free to experiment a little more wildly.
If not, stay with the level of contrast that seemed to work best.
Have you experimented with color blocking?
See you next time!
Practicing in Color During the Spring 10x10 Challenge
My style type, gamine, goes by different names in different systems. But one thing they all have in common is an emphasis on vibrant color, atypical color combinations and mixed patterns.
So this was my goal last month - to create a 10-piece spring capsule wardrobe that would help me make maximum use of color and patterns and prints, and to use that to experiment with lots of different combinations. In doing so, I learned two things...
I want to encourage you & help you uncover which colors make you shine the brightest.
And then, help you create the capsule wardrobe that will empower you to do just that.
Are you with me? Stay tuned!
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