A Passion for Fashion

When Fashion is Your Life

Putting Together a Great Outfit

assembling an outfitCreating the perfect outfit is an art form. It takes talent, knowledge, time and energy. Any important occasion on your horizon calls for a new outfit, but assembling it should be a careful process that you put thought into. Do not wait until the last minute or choose an outfit hurriedly, and do not waste time obsessing over clothes. Instead, follow these steps carefully to assemble the outfit of your dreams and amaze the people attending the event.

First, put some thought into the occasion you are attending. Assess what kind of dress code will be expected of the people in attendance. If you do not know, call to find out and save yourself from a world of regret. Every occasion has a range of clothing styles that qualify as appropriate in how casual or how dressy they are. Determine where on the appropriate spectrum you are most comfortable falling before you start to assemble your outfit

Now that you have an idea of how you want to look, it is time to start putting your outfit together. Start by choosing your main clothing items, such as tops and bottoms, and work your way toward the smaller details. You can either shop for or create clothes to fit an exact vision you have for your outfit, or you can go shopping in order to get ideas and see what strikes you. The most important things to remember are color coordination, pattern coordination, sizing, the cut and the quality of the clothes and finally how to decorate it with accessories and accouterments.

Once you have your outfit assembled, do not forget to try it all on once before the event. Practice walking around and moving in it to make sure it flows comfortably while you are wearing it. You do not want to be surprised by binding, static or heels that you cannot walk in on the night of the event. You want to appear like your outfit was made custom for you. Most people cannot afford a private tailor, but you can fool people into thinking you have one if you put enough love into your wardrobe selection.

And lastly, remember that fashion is of high importance, but do not lose sight of the other things in life that matter to you. It is possible to become such a slave to fashion that your family will want to commit you to an addiction treatment center. Focusing on fashion is stylish; obsessing over it is not!

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