Hello, Darlings! Today’s topic is Picking Out Prints Using Star Style. Prints are hard. I have struggled with prints for years, but I have been taking a class on fashion and have a new perspective when choosing prints. But first, you need to learn your STAR STYLE.
Picking Out Prints Using Star Style
Know Your STAR STYLE
We talk a lot about body types when discussing fashion, but that is only one part of the puzzle. Color is another part, but proportion is the third. When I talk about proportion, I am referring to your height and weight. As a petite person ( 5’1) I have always struggled with proportion, but now I have a better understanding after learning my STAR STYLE
- If you are under 5’3 you are a GLAMOUR GIRL
- If you are 5’3 to 5’7 you are a MOVIE STAR
- 5’8 and taller you are a ROCK STAR
I love the STAR STYLE because it is positive and reminds us that everyone is a star, we just need to learn how to dress our “Star Style”.
** Star Style is created by Shari Braendel of Fashion Meets Faith. Check out her youtube channel for more style tips.
How To Dress A GLAMOUR GIRL
A GLAMOUR GIRL is petite, under 5’3 so proportion is very important. Large oversized prints will make you look even smaller. The same with oversized handbags and jewelry. A GLAMOUR GIRL needs to select prints that are on a smaller scale.
Prints For A GLAMOUR GIRL
How To Dress A MOVIE STAR
If you are 5’3 to 5’7 you can wear prints that are medium in size. The same with handbags and jewelry. Don’t go too small or dainty or it will look out of proportion. Large or oversized print, handbags, and jewelry can make you look heavy and out of proportion.
Prints For A MOVIE STAR
How To Dress A ROCK STAR
A ROCK STAR is 5’8 or taller and can have several challenges. Tops that are long enough and fit properly are some of the greatest challenges. A ROCK STAR needs to select prints that are larger in scale and bolder. ROCK STARS can wear large or oversized handbags and jewelry with style. A ROCK STAR needs to stay away from dainty jewelry and small prints and handbags as this will make her look out of proportion and larger than she is.
Dressing Your STAR STYLE- Exceptions To The Rule
Dressing STAR STYLE takes into account not just height but weight too. So if you are NOT at your ideal weight you can move up a category.
- GLAMOUR GIRLS who are not 0-4 can move up to MOVIE STAR category
- MOVIE STARS who are not size 6-8 can move up to ROCK STARS
- ROCK STARS can wear large scale or oversized prints but may move down to MOVIE STAR if they are size 10 or smaller.
You don’t have to move up a category, but can if you so choose. You have options. Experiment with size and proportion to find what is right for you.
Still Need To Know And Understand Your Body Type
You will still need to take into consideration those “Body Type Rules” when selecting a print top or bottom. As a Pear or d Body Type, I do not need to wear prints on the bottom half of my body. Too much attention is drawn to my “challenge areas”. But I can wear printed tops, scarves, and layering pieces with style.
Analyzing Prints For STAR STYLE
I have struggled with prints, especially selecting tops from the Petite section. Now I know why! Because even though I am technically a GLAMOUR GIRL, I am not at my ideal weight, and wearing too small of prints makes me look larger- EEEK! So when selecting a print for a top, scarf, or layering piece I look for more medium-size prints to make me look more balanced and in proportion.
Graphic Animal Print
Narrowing It Down To Make It Easier To Shop
Recently I was at a Cabi Clothing show and could quickly and easily pick out outfits to try one by narrowing it down to Color and Star Style. Because Cabi does not carry Petites, any top I buy I would need to alter, so that is taken into consideration when I make a purchase.
Prints Are Hard
Prints are hard so I am dedicating another post or two to help you understand all the considerations you need to take in before selecting a print. The goal is to have some in our wardrobe to mix and match with solids to give us variety. But we only want to add those that we will actually wear, if not, they are taking up valuable real estate in our wardrobe.