This blog I want to step away from the color scheme and go into classic colors that can be worn in any season; whether spring, summer, fall, or winter. Colors such as beige and black never go out of season. In this shoot I was able to add different patterns to my look by incorporating the leopard shoes (Steve Madden $109), a beige and black stripe shirt (H&M $9.99), and pulled it all together with black wide leg pants (H&M $29.99). Never fear the combination of different patterns together. One rule of thumb for combining patterns is to make sure that there is one color that can be found in each pattern. As always, develop and evolve your style by stepping out of the box of what is conventional and familiar to you. Never close yourself off to the endless possibilities that fashion has to offer. There is no way for you to know what works well with your style if you don't give things a try.
This day in age most of us are very busy people and we always seem to be pressed for time, especially living in a place like New York City. Just stop for a moment during your morning commute and you will quickly realize by simply looking at people's facial expressions that time is always scarce and never in their favor. Such is usually the case when going from one place to another that at times may take a little longer than anticipated. I have had some instances where I have been at work all day and have gotten out later than expected; meanwhile having previously made plans to be at another event later that evening and not having the sufficient amount of time to go back home and change my outfit. Hopefully, through this blog you are able to see that by just making small adjustments or minor changes to your outfit it will make a world of a difference. Having to transition from day to night is something working people often experience; whether going from a job to a night out with friends, dinner with family (or friends), and even at times making plans with a significant other. As you can see, in the first shot I am wearing a shirt dress, a sweater over the dress, and ankle boots (but one could also wear flats with the dress as displayed in the picture). Now, let's say that you went to work with a similar outfit and were planning on going out that evening, all you would need to do to is take off the sweater, and with that minor change alone your look is transformed. The outfit is now a nice solid dress for you to fashionably accessorize (necklace, earrings and bracelets) in the same way that a blank canvas is to an artist. With a dress like this you can add heels and a clutch, and instantly you have an outfit that is more fitting for an evening out. Giorgio Armani said it best, "To create something exceptional, our mindset must be relentlessly focused on the SMALLEST DETAIL." To accomplish a look similar to this one does not take much effort or thought; all it takes is small changes to the initial outfit; for it is in the tiny details that we are able to set ourselves apart from others and be the unique beings that we all are.
Click on any of the links below to find what I was wearing for this photo-shoot: Photography by R&D Photography, shirt dress, sweater and burgundy necklace by H&M, burgundy ankle boots by Call it Spring