STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: In Doubt? Balance it Out!

When preparing an outfit balancing is key. Having too much or too little of something is a factor that can break the look, especially when accessorizing. When accessorizing the six elements of design: space, shape, form, line, color, and texture are essential. Recognizing these elements and the importance of them can help determine whether to include simple or bold pieces in an outfit. However, I am pretty sure that all of us has fallen guilty of being too busy or too boring at least once; but, do not worry, as I am here to share the key of balancing and accessorizing.

This Fashionista is strutting the perfect example of an accessorized and balanced look. Space, line, and color plays a huge part of to why this look works. Yes, I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, “Stripes plus accessories, isn’t that too much?” Well, no my friend, it is just enough. When wearing stripes and other patterns and prints accessorizing can be difficult; however, by this dress having a low scoop neckline room is left to accessorize without clashing with the horizontal stripes. In addition to the dress having an appropriate placed neckline, the colors in this garment are black and white. So adding a pop of color, as our Fashionista did with a splash of robin egg blue in a statement necklace and a kate spade cross-body, the eyes are naturally drawn to the excitement that it adds to the look. In order to keep the look balanced, our Fashionista kept the rest of her jewelry minimal, and selected a black pair of booties to create a cohesive look with the dress and avoid over accessorizing.

So, there you have it, an end result of a complete look. The perfect amount of space and type of line, plus complementary and consistent usage of color gives the correct equation for this balanced look.

WHAT is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “My style advice of the week is to mix simple with bold. When one area is lacking, add to another to create the perfect balance. This tip will help your outfit speak for you, instead of you defending it.”