Monday, February 07, 2011

Adding fun to my wardrobe.

I have so many basics in my wardrobe that I feel it is time to inject some fun into it. This means going back to taking risks, digging back into the drive that made me dress different from the herd when a teenager/early twenties woman.

I know it seems weird to need to add some fun to a wardrobe but I went through a change of personal style a few years ago and found it was best to replace all my basics first because they are the foundation of an outfit. So, now that I have the basics it is time to add fun pieces to perk up what I wear.

Maybe a jumpsuit like this:

Above: Chic Belted Jumpsuit at Forever 21

I am usually not a fan of jumpsuits because they can make you look like you are dressing like an infant. This one looks fun and has the belt so you don't have the appearance of having no figure a lot of jumpsuits project. I like the colour as well and it would look great with so many of my shoes.

Or I can go for this skirt:

Above: Vertical Stripes A-Line Skirt at Forever 21

The skirt is still in neutral tones but the stripes draw the eye and the length is great. Perfect for wearing bold shoes/heels with.

Maybe I want bolder colours in a dress:

Above: Safari Maxi Dress at Forever 21

The colours in the dress are so 1970s which is a huge draw for me! I love how casual dressy it is and the style I could definitely see myself wearing it, often.

Accessories are also fun:

Above: Tassel End Scarf at Forever 21

I own many scarves but none that have tassels along the edges like this one has. The darker grey colour would make it a good choice to wear with neutral clothing or blue jeans. The material is light-weight so it won't overheat my neck. I am loving it!

Or maybe a bit of crocheting:

Above: Fringe Hem Crochet Top by Forever 21

I would wear this top until it unraveled from use! I could throw it over a v-neck tee and jeans, over a dress, over a tank top, and just incorporate it into so many outfits! I definitely love this top and am seriously pondering buying it.

I am starting to try and make my wardrobe more fun while still staying true to my style. I know that I will get bolder and bolder with my choices now that the basics are there. This will be fun and exciting for me as the spring blossoms around me and spring clothing offerings increase.


WendyB said...

I vote for the boldly colored dress!

SnapandPrint said...

It is quite pretty....and has bold colours that are great. I may have to take it under consideration.