Stripes...Florals Seriously?

 

 

You've been seeing a lot of each of these designs all spring. But you probably hesitate, because of your body type and or age.

 Stop.

 Realize in fashion you have options. You can be all in. Or choose to do a little bit. Or completely opt out.

 I don't want you to miss out on the fun! Give it a chance. Let go.

All can be done within reason, and appropriately. Promise.

 Your style is in your control. You need to amp it up and freshen up your closet, just a bit. What to do?

 The easiest is #TheFloral. Most of you have a pretty solid color filled rack in your closet. Yes, you do. So, the easiest thing to do is add a dash of floral and a sprinkle of stripe to your closet.

 You've seen in the magazines big bold flowers emblazoned all over the designs. You're saying, "they're  models they can wear anything. When I try it on I look ridiculous."

First of all, you're not doing it right. Secondly, Too bold too fast will never work!

 Think sprinkles of blooms. The floral design can be introduced to your closet slowly by purchasing a simple skirt, cardi,a pant or even a purse. Just one piece.

 Hint: The architectural cut of the design of the article is as important as the material used. The cut has a power all on its own. Pay attention, see past the material design.

 Florals are playful, elegant and colorful. They will become your focal point of your #StyleOfTheDay

When choosing

Allow yourself to go a bit bolder than normal. My suggestions: a full skirt or short pant even a coat. These pieces are easy to build around and you can brighten or dull the floral pattern with your psychologically comfortable solids. The way you style #TheFloral will draw the eye in and be a hint of sophistication and confidence.

 #TheFloral will become one of your fresh favorites this season and you'll look back wondering what your hesitation could have been?

 #TheStripe

One of my favorites this season.

I fell in love with stripes early on. I love the challenge of pushing you beyond your safe solids.

 #ThePairing is the fun part. You need to let go of your inner voices, and allow the girl within you to burst out.

 Stripes will NOT make you look wider. They will not shorten you.

You need to observe the specific stripe and color.

 Choose your favorite skirt and pull the stripe shirt out of your closet and put IT on. Look at the dynamic you've just paired.

Just like the magazine pages! Where's the camera?📷

 The Art of #TheStripe is a magnificent thing. When done right.

Look for stripes that aren't equal lines, Look at the material the stripe is on. You want to choose your stripe wisely. The suppleness and uneven striping is your answer.

 A horizontal stripe well done will not add to your width. In fact an opposite effect occurs.

 If you fear #TheStripe, because of it making you look bigger. Stop and choose a striped shirt. This way you can slowly warm up to the idea.

 A simple striped tee can be worn under a sweater and just let the hemline pop out adding a hint of stripe to your look. Classic.

Or wear a blazer or jacket over your stripe. This style will dress it up and heighten the sophistication of the stripe.

At first, you may cover the stripe up, or wear it quietly until you get used to you in a stripe.  By midsummer you'll be rockin this stripe out alone, confident your body is looking fabulous  in that stripe.

 Pairing #TheFloral and #TheStripe my happiest couple!

What did you say? Really?

 Yes, pull a fabulous floral skirt and a striped top out of your closet, place them on the floor together overlapping and see the Art.

 Now, walk into your closet and have fun! It's summer, it's warm and your garden is blooming. So let your shoulders drop, erase your stress and breathe. Grab what makes you smile NOT what's easiest. Take the time to style yourself and show that you care.

You will feel better, stand taller and walk with confidence.

 Remember

"Your Style is Your Unspoken Voice"

What do you want to say today?

 xoxo

ootragirl

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