Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How to Coordinate Like a Boss Part 1: The Golden Rule

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Hello, children. Today I want to talk to you about something very important: your bodies...

...and how you dress them! It seems many people are very insecure about putting outfits together, especially when they're trying to do a particular style such as lolita. Therefore I thought it might be nice to do a series of posts on putting outfits or coordinates together. I'm going to focus on dressing in the lolita style and vintage style since I think those styles go together well, and I happen to like those styles. That doesn't mean this series can't be useful if you aren't interested in those styles. I'll be going over some principles of art and design that anyone can gleam inspiration from. Hopefully, those new to the styles will gain some confidence, and those old pros of the styles will discover some new tricks. Today we'll start off with the golden rule. So click the jump so we can get this party started.

The golden rule is to look nice and flatter yourself. This rule supersedes everything else. You can break many rules in a style as long as you come out looking awesome. Don't get too caught up with trying to create a lolita or vintage look or whatever style you're going after and forget that. In most styles, that is the key to working it. Also, everything you do doesn't have to be in that style. If you have a dress specifically for that style, it doesn't mean you always have to wear it in that style. Here's a handy flowchart to help you get dressed in the morning:

How to make an outfit flowchart

Partying like it's 1985,

Ivy Frozen

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