Who doesn’t enjoy seeing someone dressed in such a way that you go “wow” or “oooh” or “aaaah”? Sometimes you can put your finger on what it is that causes the reaction – maybe it’s a special accessory – and sometimes it’s just the whole package that gets your attention. If you haven’t gotten any of those “oooh” reactions lately (even in your own mind), maybe it’s time to mix things up a little. After all, you need to please yourself first and if you’re not even excited about what you see in the mirror, then it’s possible you’ve gotten in a rut. What are some of the elements of surprise you might consider?
New Pairings – why not try wearing two “un-mated” items for an element of surprise, like this black-and-white sweater that’s worn over what looks to be a dress. The collar and hem are all that peek out. I can see this working with a shorter sweater as well, and even with a solid colored or coordinating print sweater.
Wear “Opposites” to Attract – like this feminine printed dress that’s toughened up with the leather jacket and lace-up stilettos. The combination of the lady and the biker creates an element of interest greater than either one, worn with their more typical accoutrement, wouldn’t generate. Likewise, the leopard print heels worn with the distressed jeans attract your eyes because they jazz up an otherwise very casual look.
Columns of Color – are always interesting. I happen to love white, especially for summer (see my recent blogpost here), but pick a color you love and wear it proudly, top and bottom.
There’s no reason to be shy – go for the “oooh’s” and “aaah’s”!