To save time, I prepared all my posts in advance. I also follow up on comments and send out daily emails. I share my posts on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and sometimes Twitter. IT WORKS WELL because I love to wake up early, and my family loves to sleep in.
Today’s post is a little different. I ran out of outfits for the 22-Day Summer Fashion, so I recycled some content instead of trying to make something new.
Two casual summer skirts were my last year, so I thought it would be a good time to talk about accessorizing.
These two outfits are very similar and were created with a simple summer skirt and tank top. You can put on a tank and a skirt and call that a day. But there are tricks to make it look more polished and professional.
When putting together an outfit, it is important to consider fit and proportion. Fit and proportion are key to good fashion. I have often stated that this is what I believe. But, I have been taking, which has changed my life. I am so passionate about being an affiliate. This course is closed, but I will let you know when it opens again.
After you have your outfit’s base figured out and it looks balanced, you can start to add accessories. Steel Magnolias is one of my all-time favorite movies. Accessorizing is the only thing that makes us different from animals.
I tend to under-accessorize, so the Rule of Four is one of my favorite lessons from Adore Your Wardrobe. Kelly publicly shared her Rule of Four lesson during signups for the May course. You should have at least four accessories for each outfit. This has been a huge game-changer for me, as I am a plain person and feel that my outfits lack something.
The two outfits I am sharing today are great examples of the Rule of Four in action.
I wore a black tank with a denim skirt as my first outfit. It’s so simple, I know. A t-shirt with a shorter sleeve will also work if you don’t feel comfortable wearing a tank top.
This outfit is boring without layers and accessories. But with the added jewelry and the striped bag it’sit’s a complete outfit. Let’s add the points. I earned a point on the statement earrings, the layered bracelets and the sunglasses.
For a total of four points, the striped tote adds another point. The ring could be the fifth point. I doin’ don’t know if the Fitbit bracelet is a fifth. But, as you can see, I have already reached my goal of four points. All the rest are a bonus.
Although the sandals are black and don’t usually count as black shoes, they have some bling, so I would guess they would be an additional point to this look.
Here’s how I transformed a basic black tank and skirt into a well-constructed outfit using only a few simple accessories. You can also add color to neutral outfits like this. You can make this outfit more visually interesting by adding color to it with tassel earrings, pink sandals or brightly colored bags. A layer like a cardigan or a jacket in color would be a nice touch.
Next is an orange tank with an olive green cargo pant that I have worn to death many times over the past summers.
This tank top is perfect for me because it’s the right length. My other tanks are too long, so I let them bunch up (see black one). This orange tank is still mine but it’s too faded to be worn this year. It’s probably time to get rid of it. However, I don’t want to give it up because the tops available right now are too long. I will need to choose a few of my favorites and have them tailored. It’s not expensive to shorten a tank or t-shirt, but it can make all the difference in how the outfit fits and looks.
Three more points are awarded for the sunglasses, the large earrings and the blingy sandals. This is six points total, which seems a lot. However, all my jewelry is very delicate, so it doesn’t seem excessive.
I would add a lot of bracelets to this outfit. It works as it is. Because I added jewelry, an oversized striped bag and blingy sandals, I looked put together.