I think my excitement showed in the height of my hair.
Oh, and it was warm out today! Like, no fall "bite" and I wore sandles comfortably. Warm, windy weather is my absolute favorite. As if the day could be any better!
Sweater: Walmart (I wore it earlier this week... and I may or may not have had to pick hay off of it before I put it on this morning...)
Skirt: Made by me
Earrings: PaylessNecklace: (Yes, I actually wore one! I find it really hard to wear necklaces with headcoverings and not looking overboard) Thrift store
So, I would like to start exploring the art of tasteful clothing design with y'all, following the principles of design. God is a God of order, and His creation certainly reflects that-- it's just gorgeous! We are designed to enjoy beauty! But, obviously, some things are not beautiful to us, and it's usually because they break the rules, clash, and/or are disorderly. There are a couple "principles of design" to think about as we are going about anything we do-- art, interior decorating, graphics, and clothes! These principles can help guide us as we think about how to dress.
Texture: Tactile quality of the surface
Rhythm: Eyeflow, dun dun dun, movement with recurrence
Color: Study the wheel
Balance: Visual equilibrium
Proportion: Pleasing interrelationship of the sizes of all the sizes of your outfit
Emphasis: Center of interest
Unity: Coherence of the whole
If this is all complete gibberish to you, maybe I can do some deeper research and try to explain it a bit more... I really am doing this for as much my benefit as I am your's. This is something that applies in all areas of life and really needs to be understood, practiced, and enjoyed as something that will set you free to be creative.
Texture: Sweater = plush wintertime, Skirt = thick structured denim (these are similar in their "weight" or style of texture, so ding ding we win!)
Rhythm: Black scarf, black tank repeat/reflect, silver shoes, silver jewelry as well, which also reflect the sweater color.
Proportion: Medium stripes, medium leaves on the skirt. Flows well.
Emphasis: Striped shirt, leading to necklace which leads to face. Hopefully your eye is drawn towards my face and not what I'm wearing.
Unity: These pieces make sense together. They don't clash styles, they compliment each other.
So, what do you think? Does this outfit follow the principles well? What could be improved? Do you have other principles in mind? Other suggestions? I kind of already know a lot of this intuitively, but I want to have it be a head knowledge and not just heart, "This feels right" decision. Y'all wanna join me?