Baby Steps to Trends, Colors and Prints

I have always enjoyed stepping out of the box a little bit when it comes to fashion. The key is that I am happy with my style, along with being comfortable and confident.  It took me taking baby steps to really appreciate and learn to step out with CONFIDENCE when it comes to putting together my look.

 

Now, I wouldn’t say I am extreme with my clothes, however I do enjoy putting a different spin on my style from time to time. And, I think the fact that I started off taking baby steps has allowed people to understand my creativity when it comes to my fashion. Being confident and creative has allowed me to try different types of trends that are tasteful, but understandably noticeable. 

My clients always tell me the one thing they would like is to step out of their basic look and transition into a new look that works for them…their body type and, of course, their personality. I assure my clients and blog followers that it’s not about changing them, it’s about changing the way they look at fashion, incorporating new changes to fit their personalities, as well as their lifestyle. All with the idea of being comfortable with those new changes. 

Starting off small will open up many doors when it comes to a new transition. This will also allow you to enjoy the new trend without the stress of trying to overdo it.  Because let’s be real…change can be hard. But fashion can be a fun and simple change without the major stress.

1- Start with prints, and start small.

You can combine small prints into your accessories with a belt, purse, shoes, jewelry or scarves.  When you start small it will allow you to adjust to the possibility of incorporating larger prints into your wardrobe. 

2- Add pops of color.

The same goes here. Keep your pops of color simple and work your way up to possibly mixing those colors in with your prints.

3- Enjoy a little color blocking. 

Find a print on an article of clothing you have hanging in your closet and check out how the designer combined different colors in that print. This will help you get an idea of what colors you can put together when it comes to mixing up your style. Small steps of color blocking can be very beneficial. Start with something solid and incorporate colored accessories here and there.

Use the color wheel for an example of mixing up your colors:

* Colors directly next to each other (yellow and yellow-orange; yellow and yellow-green; violet and blue-violet, etc.)

* Colors that form right (90 degree) angles with each other (yellow and red-orange; blue and violet-red; green and orange, etc.)

* Colors directly across from each other (yellow and violet; blue and orange; red and green, etc.)

* Colors that form a T (blue, orange, and violet-red; yellow, violet, and red-orange; yellow, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)

 * Colors that form an X (blue, orange, violet-red, and yellow, violet, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.) 

4- Research.

 When it comes to mixing your prints and your colors, research fashion magazines, fashion blogs, Pinterest, or ask someone who knows his or her fashion 411’s. 

5- Don’t give yourself just one 

style–try different types fashion. 

See how easy it is to transition prints and colors into your simple style. Try these baby steps of change. Then, don’t be afraid to step further out of that fashion box. These are just a few simple changes I know you can mix into your wardrobe.

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