Recently, someone on Instagram asked me to do a blog post on how I plan outfits. What a great idea! So, here it goes:
I rely *heavily* on my amazing retail VPS and mannequin displays to plan outfits. I'm a visual person, so I need to see how an outfit looks. Most often, I copy what my VPS is wearing. I LOVE her style! Moreover, I use the StyleBook App and Polyvore to plan outfits.
Typically, I start with a statement necklace and then I plan my outfit around it. About a month ago, for example, I knew that I wanted to wear the J. Crew Crystal Lace Necklace. I used the following mannequin image to create an outfit with the necklace:
Here is my outfit:
Details: Blazer, Sweater, Tank, Necklace, Jeans, Bracelets (here and here)
Moreover, here is another mannequin image featuring the Crystal Lace Necklace that I will recreate soon:
And, here is another example of how I use J. Crew retail store mannequin images as outfit inspiration:
Details: Jacket (similar), Sweater, Shirt (one option), Necklace, (I will wear these jeans with this outfit)
Finally, I snap pictures of outfit combinations while I'm in the retail store with my VPS. And, I snap pictures of her outfits too. For example, when I purchased the Misty Fog Floral Popover, she told me to pair it with the clear Dazzling Pebble Necklace and the Cerise Schoolboy Blazer. So, I snapped a picture of the combo:
And, here is another styling option for this shirt:
I also text and call my amazing VPS to ask about outfit combinations. She is really outstanding.
That's how I plan outfits, how do you plan outfits? Do tell!
p.s. I will be back shortly with a review of the J. Crew Darby Paisley Loafers. And, tomorrow, I have a rare Banana Republic Review (the Dahlia Bouquet Necklace) to share.
Thanks for stopping by!