Hello, Darlings! Today I am going to introduce you to the Rule Of Four. The Rule of Four is the idea that you need at least four points of interest to make an outfit interesting and complete. I think of it as a game, adding up your point making sure you have the point in the correct areas for your body type. For me as a Petite Pear, the majority of my points need to be above my chest to bring attention UP towards my face and away from hips and thighs.
Rule Of Four
Introduction To The Rule Of Four
As a minimalist, it is easy for me to want to keep an outfit simple. But if it is too simple, it is boring, incomplete. Knowing and understanding how to use the Rule of Four will help you know when your outfit is…complete.
I learned the Rule Of Four concept in Kelly Snyder’s Adore Your Wardrobe Signature program. It is a simple and easy lesson that I use when I am building an outfit. Check out my post How To Build An Outfit for more examples
As You Build Your Capsule Wardrobe – Add Prints In Tops And Scarves
I have trouble with prints, but I have added a couple of key pattern tops/scarves to my wardrobe that goes with all my Winter Seasonal Colors. This way I can mix and match to create interesting outfits that will work with the Rule of Four.
Add Vest And Solid Color Scarves To Your Capsule Wardrobe
Vests are a great way to add a layering piece without too much bulk. I love my vest for wintertime to help keep my torso warm without restricting my arm movement. During the cooler months, use scarves to add interest and color to an outfit.
Add Layering Pieces Such As Jackets & Cardigans
An essential addition to any capsule wardrobe is layering pieces. Not just for function, but to help create interesting outfits. I have a nice collection of lightweight cardigans and jackets for all-year-round wear, as well as a couple of pieces for colder weather.
Add Jewelry & Accessories
One of the easiest and best ways to “beef” up your wardrobe is in your jewelry game. Add statement necklaces and layered necklaces for instant interest UP. A collection of larger earrings in your best metals, as well as some colors (such as white), will bring attention to your face. A great “movie star” pair of sunglasses for those outdoor events. A couple of bracelets/watch/Apple watch for added points.
***For rings, only count it as a point if it is a true Statement Ring that can be easily seen.
Interesting Necklines That Show Off Your Shoulders
Especially during the summertime, you can easily add extra points of interest with great necklines such as halter, cold shoulder, off the shoulder.
Start Building Your Wardrobe With Rule Of Four Friendly Pieces
Even a very casual outfit can be Instagram-worthy if you “Level Up” your accessory game. Start collecting jewelry and accessories such as scarves along with great layering pieces to give an extra dimension to your wardrobe. Evaluate each outfit for body type rules, color, Rule of Four, personal style, and lifestyle. Then you will have a closet full of clothes you can very easily put together quickly. It makes packing for a trip so easy. You have all the building blocks ready to go!