**ANALOGOUS COLOR PALETTE** We’re talking about how to creatively #rewear your wardrobe, so that you can seem like one of those people who has an endless closet- without having much at all. And we’re letting the #colorwheel be our guide.
Last post, we talked about monochromatic color schemes. Today, I want to show you my version of an #analogous color palette.
Analogous simply means using at least two colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
Here, I’m considering the skirt to be red-violet, the top to be red, and the necklace to be yellow-orange. It’s true these colors aren’t exact or side by side on the wheel because hey, this is my #reallife closet but hopefully you get the idea.
When I organize my closet, I group color combinations together so my eyes easily see killer combinations. For example, variations of reds, yellows, and greens all live on the left, neutrals in the middle, and blues and purples to the right.
Are you feeling inspired to style your favorite blouse a new way? Hollaback!
I had the pleasure of chatting sustainable fashion pioneer @rayepadit today about all things @thefashionpulpit- a new venture that’s all about making use of your old duds by swapping them for gently used new-to-you ones.
When I asked how he maintained his drive and positivity everyday, he said, this movement is bigger than me. Bigger than any personal stuff I may be dealing with. I just keep going and if one person changes their behavior it was worth it.
Thank you for the inspiration and all you do.
Local friends- check out his beautiful space in Liang Court.
*Monochromatic color palette*
The alarm just rang and you’re staring at your closet thinking, “I have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear.” You reach for your favorite standby blouse, and to save time, you pull on the same trousers, shoes, and accessories. It’s a tried and true combination and you have places to be. Sound familiar?
Here’s a #stylingtip to get more looks from the clothes in your closet. Look to the #colorwheel (or think back to your 7th grade art class). This is an example of a #monochromatic palette done simply. As a refresher, #monochrome means using any tint, tone, or shade of just one color.
Another #protip: organize your closet by color so can easily find similarly colored tops and bottoms.
I’m going to show you how to style this #reddishorange blouse in three different ways, so you can kiss stale looks goodbye. 💋
Why post a picture of a color wheel you ask?? My feed is all about inspiring you to do more with the clothes you already have. I hope to show you that, although buying new is an option, it’s not the only option.
How many times have you reached for your favorite top, dress or pair of pants and styled it the EXACT same way as before. Same shoes, same earrings, same same everythang.
I want to show you how to get more looks (miles) out of those favorite pieces using this handy dandy #colorwheel to help.
Like with all things, learning how to creatively rewear your clothes takes practice. But I’m here to help. Stay tuned!
And that’s a wrap! Two(ish) weeks in Scotland with three shirts, three pairs of pants, three pieces of outwear.
How’d I do? If I had to give myself a grade I’d give a solid “B”. Why not an “A”?
As I mentioned, we drove- a lot! I didn’t account for how much this would impact the shape (and smell!) of my clothes. Midway thru, I definitely wanted to do laundry- which is never a good thing! If I had to do it again, I’d bring one more complete outfit. Now the question is what would I add?? 🤔🤔
What’s your biggest packing blunder? Or what do you do really well that I can copy? 😬
On the road from Edinburgh to Glencoe stopping for a quick bite of mashed potatoes and peas. Yum!
Speaking of on the road, I want to encourage any gal who travels in yoga tights to rethink them and instead, turn to joggers.
I’m not gonna get all preachy about walking around in yoga tights, it’s a big thing in the #pnw and I’d be shunned.
My rational is simply this-
Joggers pants don’t stick to your bits and are waaay more comfortable to be in for long periods of time (nuff said?). You can buy them in quick dry material so they are easy to wash and bomb.com in the heat if you’re sweaty. Last thing- zippered pockets! Who doesn’t love those when you’re traveling thru the airport. I know, I know, I’m a super functional stylist.
Mine are from @athleta •
Sometimes it’s hard for me to remember to stop and vogue for the 📷. I guess that’s a good thing- living in the moment and all that jazz.
Let’s talk about vests! Back in my younger days I worked for a lil ol’ outdoors store called @uncledansoutfitters (If you’re in Evanston, IL check them out). •
Anyway, it was here that I learned the basic principles of layering for warmth. I applied those principles in Scotland so I could pack as light as possible and still be prepared for the ☀️ and 💨
Here’s the gist:
1️⃣a base layer, which should fit snug against your skin.
2️⃣ your insulation layer, where your warmth comes from
3️⃣ and your outer layer, which protects from wind/rain elements •
That’s it! You scale these pieces up or down depending on the climate.
Many people make the mistake of packing a big heavy coat fearing chilly temperatures. Don’t do it! Pack a vest instead. Especially if the weather changes as much as it does in Scotland!
Vests are way more versatile. They allow you to dial up or down your temperature so you can adjust easily to the conditions around you. They are way less bulky and can also add interest to a basic outfit. •
Now, can we talk about how cute it is that this highland 🐮 loves to be scratched?! #unfussystyle#realoutfitgram#scotlandtrip#roadtrip#everydaystyle#outfitoftheday
In case you haven’t already met, I’d like to introduce to you @sundryclothing, a brand that does #casualwear right.
On this night, I was planning to change before dinner but ran out of time. If you’ve ever driven around #isleofskye you’ll understand why.
Anyway, we rolled in two minutes after reservation and luckily, I felt comfortable enough to stay in this sweater.
I’m such a fan because of their uniques details like slit sides and side buttons and I’ve found their effortless shapes hold up to washing (and multiple wears) over time.
Get you some.
Ps. Try @thethreechimneys If you ever have the chance. Sitting in the kitchen is even better.
Here’s 3 reasons why I’d recommend you travel with a button down shirt or make it a part of your #capsule collection.
1. You can trick people into thinking you put in more effort than you actually did. Evil genius!
2. You can wear it at LEAST four different ways. Fully buttoned, unbuttoned, layered under a shirt or sweater, or layered over a shirt, sweater or dress.
3. It’s extremely versatile for differing weather conditions. It will protect your arms and chest in the sunshine and it can be layered up for cooler conditions. In a place like Scotland where the weather always changes- it’s been a lifesaver!
I love this version from @jcrew. It’s a slim fit summer edition so it’s very lightweight and easy for layering. Plus I love the color!
When your jeans match the wall...
First day in Edinburgh and being severely sleep deprived made me want to choose a super basic outfit to roam the streets in. I’ve recently discovered @americanvintage_officiel and love their basics.
Another thing I did in preparation for the trip was to get a professional #blowout. I can’t recommend it enough. I can wear it for 4-5 days which means #unfussy hair for half the trip. 💃💃💃
For my Singapore ladies, Ellie at @thebigblow knows how to werk that brush and blow dryer. And it’s totally affordable. •
Off to Glencoe!
🎵 All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go🎵
Tonight, I’m heading to the land of castles, tartans, whisky and cliffs. I stayed true to myself and packed super light...and I might be a tiny bit nervous about it.
Everyone says the one thing you can count on in Scotland is unpredictable weather. After living is 80 degree tropical temps for the past year it’s hard to remember how to dress for 60’s and rainy. But I’m trying to keep faith that my standby formulas for mixing, matching, and layering will still hold true.
Here’s what I brought (and what you’ll see on repeat in my photos)
1 button down shirt
1 long sleeve shirt
1 tank top
1 workout top
2 jackets- one rainproof, one dinner worthy.
3 pants (trekking, jeans, and tights)
Packing for 10 days in Scotland got me like 🤷🏼♀️
Here’s a struggle I face when preparing for most personal travel trips. It’s the 📷. That’s right. The camera and subsequent photos. •
I love packing light both because I don’t like lugging around a bunch of stuff and because I feel that limitation fosters creativity. •
With that being said, I know there will be a lot of photos. Which means, pics of me wearing the same things in different combinations. Is that Instagram approved???
I’m ok with it personally but I wonder if it limits my ability to reach with new clients. Do they look at my feed and say, “boring!” or are they intrigued by the ability to make the most of what I have?
Back to the drawing board...
We all have days where we feel like playin it super casual and we all have our favorite go-to t-shirts. I love this one I scored from a #fleetfoxes concert.
T-shirt days are fine (great even) but before you pull on your running shorts, lululemons, or jean shorts think about your “dressy” shorts options. They’re just as comfortable and will make it look like you put in a touch more effort.
Now go be comfy!
>>> PAUSE BUTTON PLEASE <<<
🤚 I want to take a break from showing my uniforms and have a mushy moment.
I’ve been waking up to sweet messages (and bazillions of pictures) from friends telling me how I’ve inspired them to be Unfussy. 🤜🏼 Yes, I la-la-love hearing how I’ve inspired them BUT what I love more is following their journeys. These gals are busy professionals who had put fashion on the back burner. 👩🍳 👩⚕️ They are both insanely talented individuals so I’m thrilled to see them fall in love with styling again! 🌺
They are feeling stylish, confident and are having loads of fun werkin their creativity. And I ❤️ the individuality they bring to each look. 😍😍 Thanks ladies for letting me be a part of it all 😘
It’s not often that I wear tonal ensembles but I wanted to show the diversity of these shorts.
Now, I’m not trying to sell these shorts. No sponsorship here. What I am trying to sell is the idea of including a few “cornerstone” pieces in your wardrobe.
A cornerstone piece is one that includes most, if not all, colors from your pallet and embodies the essence of your look. These pieces can be thrown on over or paired with most things in your closet and instantly, they bring the entire look together and make it interesting.
@smwat told me her cornerstone piece is a floral, tuxedo style blazer. She feels like #bosslady anytime she wears it bc it tells the world who she is and works with everything in her closet.
What are your cornerstone pieces?
Let’s review some ways to make casual pieces feel dressed up. ✅ add a higher 👠, statement jewelry, and/or bold lip ✅ pair with bold, contrasting colors- black and white is a favorite combo of mine ✅add a tie
Wait! Say what?! A tie?
Yeah, that waist belt that came with that one dress, that bandanna you bought that one time. Tie em’ ladies and get your #anniehall on.
Shoutout to all my #menswear lovin ladies. 💋
Thanks to @female_singapore for the inspo