Fashion can be fickle. It can be speculative. What is hot and what is not can change from minute to minute based on the celebrities creating the trends or what the current designers are adding as the “in” colors of the season. If you surveyed a group of people about fashion and trends, you would get a myriad of answers, but there are some tried and true guidelines to help anyone with a desire to step up their game and flourish into a fashionista.
An easy place to start is with necklines. Although the colors and styles may change from season to season, the basic clothing necklines are fairly similar. I have chosen to highlight a few here and to give you the “scoop” on what to wear to increase your daily “Wow” factor.
A good rule of thumb is to start by following the line of your shirt. For example, if your shirt is a V-neck, adding a piece of jewelry that is the same basic shape as the opening will give the viewers direction, and it will help add dimension to the outfit.
Now, let’s talk about the scoop neck. You can turn an average scoop neck T-shirt into something fantastic with the right bling to focus your attention on. Due to the way it wraps around the shoulders and settles in a slight curve around the neck, a scoop neck looks great with necklaces that wrap around with a similar shape. That we will refer to as the “picture”. A statement piece is also a fantastic choice here. It is something that is a bit bold and gives color and character by helping define who you are. (We can discuss what a statement piece says about you in future issues.)
Adding a second necklace to the ensemble can add dimension and transform the “picture” into a work of art by adding the “frame”. This should still fall in line with the clothing you are wearing. Let us not forget though, with all great works of art, there is typically a mat or two to create extra depth and even more dimension to the piece, and jewelry works in the same way. When we start with the basics and add in some personality, we will create the perfect style that is right for you. So, by utilizing your necklines and necklaces, you can start “Framing” your Fashion today.
I realize this may be out of the box thinking, which is why I will offer a Complimentary Consultation for readers to help them experience the power of a professional whose goal is to help them look fabulous. I also host fun fashion experiences where I can assist you and a small group of friends to experience the opportunity firsthand, and if you have a large group, I am available as a speaker to talk on a variety of topics, including how to start and build a successful business, how to dress for success and other subjects that will inspire people to excel at what they are passionate about.