Recently my daily routine has grown to include watching TED Talks and YouTubes while primping. Today Reachel Bagley’s video Easy 3 Point Formula for Cute & Casual Everyday Outfits came up in my recommendations.
The goal: to add style to an everyday, comfortable, casual look
include 3 out of 5 of the following in your ensemble
- color (as in: a pop of color or an unexpected combination)
- pattern (prints)
- texture (self-explanatory)
- shape (strong or unusual line, cut, or structure. I think)
- shine (metallic or sparkle)
Much easier to count! But is the result different? If I just get dressed, say in shorts and a tee, I am at around 8 using the 14 point system; adding 3 of the above elements brings me to 11. I’ll take it 😉
According to a post I found on this forum, Reinventing Your Style: 7 Strategies for Looking Powerful, Dynamic and Inspiring links ensemble complexity to personal animation. How would you rate the level of animation in your movement and speech? As I grow more “comfortable in my own skin”, the complexity in my outfits is also increasing. I confess: I talk alot!
If you are still ruminating on the idea of counting “points”, Elizabeth has developed an alternate way of counting which gives greater weight to the garments. Find it here.