Hello, Darlings! Today’s topic is Column Of Color- Create Using The Outside Method. Column of Color is a useful tool to create outfits that are slimming. Yes, Column of Color is your friend, a best friend. There are two methods to create an outfit using Column of Color, inside and outside. Today we are creating an outfit using the outside method.
Column Of Color- Create Using The Outside Method
Column Of Color- Start With The Outfit Building Formula
The Outfit Building Formula is the building block for each outfit. Each piece of the formula must work with your body type and best colors. For me, I will refer to the Rules For Petite Pears as I add each piece to the formula. Remembering, it is doesn’t look good on your body type, it will never work in an outfit and you will NOT wear it. Body Type Rules trump all other elements!
Column Of Color- Analyize The Outfit For Body Type Rules And Color
This outfit showcases the principle of Column Of Color because the outside layering piece and pants are the same color, black. Because of this, your eye is drawn only to the top. The front seams of the cardigan create a straight line and the illusion of a slimmer silhouette. This method does not create the illusion of height that the inside method does.
Fashion Trick- Use A Sports Bra As A Camisole
Layering is a great way to make an outfit interesting. But, layering adds bulk and bulk can equal uncomfortable. Using a sports bra instead of a camisole is a great way to “kill two birds with one stone”. Many Pear Body Types struggle with bras anyway due to smaller, narrower shoulders. Most sports bras are a racerback style which alleviates the bra strap problem. Plus sports bras come in a wide range of colors and great neutrals. It is another way to add color to an outfit to keep it interesting and to make sure you follow the Rule Of Fours.
Is It Interesting?- Rule Of Fours
Does It Work With My Soft Classic Style?
Lifestyle? Will I Wear It ?
After you put together your outfit, take a selfie, and evaluate it, you need to ask the question “Will I wear this outfit?” If yes, when. The goal with a Capsule Wardrobe is to have a closet full of clothes you will wear. I have struggled with having a wardrobe for a life I do not live. My closet does not reflect my lifestyle, but I am working on changing that.
So as I am planning outfits, I think of all the possible places to wear them. This outfit is great for Sunday morning church, as our service is much more casual. I could also wear this outfit for appointments. It is a leveled-up casual look.
Shop Some Of My Items Used In This Post
Unfortunately stock is low this time of year. Here are some of the items used in this post or similar. Almost all my colorful tops will be found at Kettlewell Colours. Stock is limited but the new Spring/Summer Collection should drop in March.