Today I am back with the first in a series about some of my “experiments.” I post these periodically in the hopes of inspiring you to try things on before you walk out the door. 😉
I have a lot of clothes in my closet, but just because I have something doesn’t mean that it will look good if I just pull it out, put it on, and walk out the door. That rarely happens. Most clothing needs to be “styled” which means that some ways of wearing it will look better than other ways. You won’t know which looks better unless you try on and evaluate.
It can be time-consuming, but not too bad if you do it the right way. This means:
- Think of what you might want to wear
- Imagine some items that might look good with it
- Try different items on (experiment with shoes, jewelry, purses)
- Take quick selfies (in the mirror is fine)
- Don’t worry about hair, makeup, or posing
- Evaluate the photos and see if you can do better
I like to take “try-on” pictures, because I find that seeing a photograph is very helpful. I can usually tell pretty quickly if the outfit is something that I will wear or not.
I have decided to share my try-on photos (which I don’t really like doing), because I hope it helps you to see that some of the things you think you love may not look that great, or that some things that you didn’t think were that great actually look nice.
These are really try-ons. No makeup, hair not washed, bra showing, blurry, etc. I also apologize for the line across the bottom. Have not had time to get my camera repaired.
This session started out because I saw some young, beautiful, skinny girls on tv wearing some really cute earrings, so I went out and looked for something similar. I guess I thought that pair of $3.99 earrings would magically turn me into a young, beautiful, skinny girl 🙂
And these girls were wearing these earrings with white pants, and I love summer mostly just because of white pants, so I decided to go to my closet.
I will start with the “earrings outfit” even though it didn’t turn out exactly as I had pictured it. I guess you just need to be 26 with a golden tan and long legs 😉
As you can see, Number 1 was horrible, Number 2 a little better, and Number 3 was wearable.
After I saw the final version of this
I decided that the earrings might look good with this another top I had tried, even though I really did not like any of these try-ons:
This is pretty cute after I ditched the sweater:
Keepin’ it real until next time! I will be back with some more white pants outfits soon.
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