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How to Style Statement Pieces Right

This week on #CommunityClosetChallenge I chatted with Lauri, a 50-something Education Administrator from Rhode Island. Lauri asked me about how to style her favorite statement items, she LOVES all things loud, fun, printed and colorful! Is there a formula to fitting in your “FUN” pieces in every look? Yup. So go forth and buy the things that make you seriously happy without wondering, “How the hell do I wear this?!?!”

“IS THERE A GUARANTEED WAY TO STYLE STATEMENT PIECES?”

YES! You have to start by building the foundation of your fashion house !!! I often walk into closets where the client wonders how they have a huge wardrobe and “nothing to wear”. The answer is always the same, if there is no glue holding together all of your fun pieces, how do you create an outfit? You can’t wear paisley paired with floral topped off with stripes. At least not in this universe (the one where you want to be taken seriously). So stop thinking foundation pieces are”boring” and begin to recognize that they make your awesome statement pieces more awesome.

 

“HOW DO I STYLE MY FUN SHOES?”

This is one of my favorite questions because so many ladies are drawn towards fab, fun shoes and then NEVER wear them. Let’s change that starting now! The easiest tip is to start with your shoes and then style around them. They should be the main story of your look, NOT the finale. The rest of your outfit should be neutral allowing your shoes to shine. Remember, everyone’s version of neutral is different depending on your personality. No matter who you are, keeping the outfit on the more simple side is best.

 

“CAN I WEAR A MATCHING TOP AND BOTTOM?”

In my loudest most authoritative, excited voice, “YES!!!!”. Have some damn fun, we seriously need it. Matching sets are that great combo of playful and sophisticated. Choose your print wisely, it can go to “clown chic” very quickly… Go with something that makes you smile and shows off your personality. If you are a beginner, choose a more subtle print. If you are more advanced, the sky is the limit!