How to put together statement outfits and the psychological need to accomplish it.
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As the title suggests, I would like to talk to you about statement outfits.
Psychologically speaking, any outfit that you choose to wear, is an expression of yourself and it has always been a way to show the world who you are, without requiring you to talk. Evidently, your fashion choices affect other people’s impression of you and it has been, from a historical point of view, a method of exhibiting your social status or a group you belong in, which the last part corresponds with the basic human need of belonging. Being an advocate on body positivity has taught me that with your clothes, your accessories and your choices of where and what you buy, you have the power to determine what fashion is and can be.
Fashion is art, your clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry are all part of an industry that is like a living, breathing organism. It is wearable, it is all around you and it has the ability to affect your emotions. Fashion is truly for everyone, odd sizes are simply numbers and it offers equality for everyone, if you allow it to be. Also, clothing has the potential to built your self esteem and confidence, so you can finally see how wonderful, beautiful, intelligent (insert every positive adjective you could think of here) you truly are.
Bottom line is this… Fashion industry is infuencial and impressive, so why not use it to your advantage and speak through your statement outfit?
Accessories play a huge role in this. You can show your unique taste by your choice of jewelry, belts, shoes and purses. There are many ways to go with choosing statement outfits, but I have found, if you start by asking these following questions, it could be easier to make your point.
- What is the occasion?
Work, date, girl’s night?
- What is your style?
Classic, bohemian, romantic?
- Which time of the day is the occasion happening?
Day. afternoon, night?
- How will you arrive?
Car/ taxi, bus, walking?
- What time of the year is it?
Would you need a coat for the colder months, or would your hair be up because it is too hot outside?
Asking these questions will help you establish key points to making your statement outfit. I will give a couple examples that will hopefully help you make your choice to shine. Let’s begin!
If you replied with gala, chic, night, taxi and spring you can decide on something like this. Bright colors, chic and modern lines paired with classy touches, will make your outfit stand out. Shoes could be very toned down, in neutrals mostly, if you are very forward with the colors of your clothes.
If you answered vacations, bohemian, boat, summer and all day your statement outfit has to be something lightweight, airy, flowy, probably with some lace details and your accessories will do the talking. Look at how beautiful these necklaces and bracelet are! Stop by The Precious Agate shop on Etsy, to find your match for your statement outfit!
If you answered movie night, casual, afternoon, car and fall, then your statement outfit has to give you easy going vibes and very easy to wear! Pair your favorite cardigan or sweater with a simple unisex piece of jewelry like shown on the following picture.
Outfit choice for date, modern, night, spring, taxi paired with a very simplistic, yet statement making bracelet
Business class, university, androgenes style with minimalistic touches, black and white, bus were your answers, then your outfit will be clean lines and if you wear this minimalistic pendant, you will stand out! Available on Etsy .
Ready for shopping, walking around the town, style in bright color combinations in the summer, now you only need these gorgeous chandelier earrings to feel like you are ready for everything!
Business style, corporate meeting, morning, train, winter. Suits are a must have in your wardroble, they will be there for you in times of need (better than your last relationship, am I right?) and will always have your back to look stylish and ready to make a huge statement. Love them, embrace them and let them in your life!
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All these are a very small portion on what you can do with fashion and even though there are so many variables, if you plan ahead, follow simple questions and have confidence, you will do just great in finding your statement outfit! There are no rights or wrongs, it is your way of expressing; Let it talk through you and let it become you.