A Journey to the Heart of Style: How to Create the Perfect Look
Welcome to the latest chapter in our series dedicated to image consulting and personal style. During this series, we explored the different facets of the world of fashion and appearance, from colorimetry to putting together looks to understanding body shape and prints. We also dove into the importance of accessories and expressing your personal style, while challenging the notion of size.
Today we invite you on a journey into the heart of style, where we'll demystify how to create the perfect look. How is a look put together? Which prints slim or highlight your figure? How dare you mix prints boldly? Why aren't accessories just details? Why is height just a number? And finally, how can you master the complex art of mixing colors?
Whether you're a fashion lover or a novice looking for advice, this final chapter will reveal the secrets that will help you create looks that reflect your personality, highlight your natural beauty, and give you unwavering confidence. Get ready to discover how to put together the perfect look and get inspired for your next in-store shopping trip. Style, after all, is an expression of who you are, and there are no hard and fast rules, only endless opportunities to explore and reinvent yourself.
1: How is a look put together?
The art of creating a successful look lies in a subtle balance between different pieces and accessories. A look generally consists of three key elements: a statement piece, complementary pieces and accents.
The Strong Piece: The Central Element
The statement piece is often the starting point of a look. It could be a jacket, a coat, something with a strong print or a bright color that attracts attention. This piece is the central element of the look and largely defines its style.
Complementary Pieces: Harmony of Look
Complementary pieces are those that combine with the strong piece to create visual harmony. They can include tops, bottoms, shoes and other clothing that highlights the statement piece. The art lies in choosing these pieces so that they harmonize perfectly with the central element.
Accents: The Final Touch
Accents are the accessories that complete and enhance the look. They can include jewelry, handbags, scarves, belts and much more. Accents add a personal dimension to the look and can be used to express your unique style.
2: Which prints are slimming?
The choice of prints in your wardrobe can have an impact on the perception of your figure. Some prints are more flattering than others, especially when the goal is to slim the silhouette.
Printed materials to favor
Prints with large color contrasts should generally be avoided, as they can draw attention to areas that you might prefer to conceal. On the other hand, vertical lines have a slimming effect, while horizontal lines can have the opposite effect.
Personalization based on your body shape
It is essential to note that the choice of prints also depends on your body type. If you have a curvy figure, statement prints may be more in harmony with your body. On the other hand, if you have a smaller figure, opt for more discreet prints.
3: How to Mix Prints?
Mixing prints is a bold trend that can create unique and memorable looks. However, this requires some mastery to avoid mistakes.
The Principles of Print Mixing
Successful print mixing relies on a few basic principles. It is important to consider the scale of the patterns, by combining patterns of different sizes. Colors should also be consistent to create visual harmony. Mixing floral patterns with stripes or polka dots is a popular option.
Experiment with Caution
Experimentation is key to mixing prints, but it's best to start with simpler combinations and build confidence over time. Accessories can also play an important role in mixing prints by adding a touch of balance.
4: Why are Accessories not so Accessories?
Accessories are much more than just outfit additions. They have the power to transform a look significantly and reflect your personality.
The Importance of Accessories
Accessories, such as jewelry, handbags, belts and scarves, can add dimension to your outfit. They can be used to add pops of color, texture and style that elevate your look.
Expressing Your Personal Style
Accessories are a powerful way to express your personal style. They allow you to add unique elements to your outfit and customize it according to your preferences.
5: Why is Size just a Number?
The notion of size when it comes to clothing can sometimes be limiting. It is essential to understand that size is just a number and that every body is unique.
Height and Self-Confidence
Clothing size can impact self-confidence. It's important to choose clothes that fit you well and make you feel good, rather than sticking to a specific size.
Adapting to Your Morphology
Every body shape is different, and it's essential to choose clothing that highlights your natural assets. Touch-ups and adjustments may often be necessary to achieve the perfect fit.
6: How to Mix Colors?
The art of mixing colors in your outfit can create dynamic and stylish looks. Find out how to play with the color palette.
The Basics of Color Combination
To create harmonious color combinations, it helps to know the basics of color theory. Complementary, analogous and monochrome color combinations are options to explore.
Expressing Your Style
Colors are a powerful way to express your personal style. You can use colors to create bold and creative looks, or opt for more subtle and elegant palettes.
After exploring these six chapters, we hope you are inspired to discover more of your unique style. If you would like personalized advice and an in-store shopping experience that will help you put these principles into practice, please visit us. We are here to guide you towards renewed confidence and a style that suits you.