Today, the conclusion to ardent Annie’s Query. The harried homemaker’s bedecking backswing can unfortunately roll into the sartorial gutter, repeating the same fashion routine, even with the application of different accoutrements.
To strike a striking ensemble next bowl, add interest with one of the five fundamentals:
- Color: The hue or chroma, strategize anywhere in between monochromatic and double split complementary
(when it comes to durability, darkness cloaks far more.)
- Pattern: The print of the fabric, with a spectrum open betwixt solid and mismatched motifs
(unintentional additions to an already variegated background are far less likely to be noticed.)
- Shape: The garment’s architecture, tailored to form, loosely draped, or stiffly outlined.
(Highly architectural garments tend to require the greatest level of laundry related maintenance.)
- Texture: The tactile quality extending from sleek silk to nubby wool
(The sleeker the fabric the more likely it is to perish. When favoring longevity, opt for coarse.)
- Luster: Light reflective quality, from brilliant lame to matte burlap
(Shine can also be applied through accessories which will hold their new long after your t-shirt has born pills.)
I tend to fatigue the first pair, so I ventured towards the latter couple in this final exemplary ensemble.
|A small amount of texture goes a long way in
galvanizing a black knit.
|Shine isn’t allergic to daylight.
These glossy bermudas are refined yet undemanding.
|Smart enough to shake the hand of an unexpected neighbor
yet durable enough to shake dust from dirty floor mats.
What’s your favorite way to add interest to an outfit?