Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Art Of Dressing

As an independent fashion stylist I am not unacquainted with people watching and trend spotting. One of my favorite activities is to watch what seasonal article of clothing becomes the fashion blogger or street stylist favorite. That one piece that rapidly transforms into a season MUST-HAVE. That one item that generates more and more intrigue with each and every wear. Without fail, there is always a seasonal piece that catches the attention of the most stylish groups of people. It could be as complex as a gothic trench coat or as simple as a piece of jewelry. In the end it's not the item that matters, but the personality that the wearer brings to this item. When people of diverse backgrounds and style preferences use one similar piece of clothing and turn it into something their own, that, to me, is The Art Of Dressing!

As this summer turns to fall, one of the most notable trends I have found is that this particular Jumper has caught the eye of many a chic person. I have also noticed that this special jumper can be found at so many different online locations: (as listed),,, WildFox and plenty more! 

The first blogger I ever observed wearing this lovely jumper was Elle Ribera.
After that post of Elle's, I started seeing this floral jumper pop-up all over in so many diverse and creative ways! These are some of my personal favorite stylings by many fashionable ladies from

You Can Be The Boss: By Heather C.
I love the sheer effortlessness of this outfit. It is cleanly simplistic in a modern minimalist sort of way. All of the colors that Heather used in this here are creamy whites, denim tones, or rich red floral tones. Even without the addition of the fantastic leather back-pack, this outfit speaks for itself. Also, it is definitely no mistake on Heather's part pairing these shades of creams and red with her lovely ruby locks. Cool shades of white and blue are in perfect contrast with her warm skin-tone and rich hair. All in all, this look is classically cool.

There's a word for people like us: By Olivial Harrison.

Here we have another lovely red head playing with the same color schemes and floral jumper, but with a completely different vibe! Olivia has consciously played up the shredding detail on the jumper more than the fact that it is a floral. Taking this holey sweater to the next level, she pulls in strong leather and hardware details. The particular way that the leather leggings and choker are placed gives the soft sweater an almost confined place in this outfit. However, between the rough-and-tough leather detailing this sweater definitely is far from downplayed. Due to the combination of the flower-filled sweater, the lush greenery in the background, and the cascading red hair, there is still a girlishness displayed in this outfit.

Rosy:By Analisa Nguyen

Fully fledged feminine. Analisa has taken a completely different approach to this look than the first two ladies. Here she has most definitely taken what might be a fall sweater and turned it into a beach or park appropriate outfit! I love the subtle pattern play that Analisa uses. You might note the dotted headband, distressed sweater and denim, and sleek gold hardware details. Why do these work here so seamlessly without being over styled? First of all, the simple addition of the knot in the shirt and the sunglasses adds a round feel that pairs perfectly with the dotted headband. As for the distressing, I think that is clear. The pants mirror the sweater, or the other way around. :P  Finally, the metal hardware works as a perfect finishing touch because it is brought into the outfit in small doses at every open location: the bag, the bracelets, the rings, the shoe buckles, etc. One last thing I really love about this look is the way Analisa used her sunglasses not only to pair with the polka-dot headband, but also to bring a the elongating effect of a V-neck to this typically crew-necked sweater.

- the comeback: by Johanne D.
Now we come to our closing look by the ever stunning Johanne D. I love this outfit for the way that it contrasts sides of fashion: comfort with chic and cozy with cool. The upper half of this outfit leans toward the warmer side of things with a sweater and comfy mixed material jacket, and the lower half is summery and free spirited. I love that she chose a jacket in the same shade of muted green as the leafy details on the floral jumper. The slight element of surprise that Johanne has pulled off here adds an element of intrigue that makes this outfit work together as a whole. If you only looked at the photograph on the right, you'd suppose she had on flats of some sort, or maybe you wouldn't consider shoes at all. But, once you look at the photo on the left you realize the chic addition of the Jeffrey Campbell style ankle boots. All together this look is clean, chic, and styled to a T. 

Well, that is all folks!

1 comment:

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