Building Your Outfit

It recently occurred to me that one of the biggest struggles my clients have is actually building their outfit.  So, I’ve decided to give a couple tips here today on how you can build your outfit sans the stress!

Building Your Outfit


When I say “build”, that’s exactly what I mean.  I want you to think of yourself as an architect of your outfit and pay attention to these 3 elements:





Let’s keep getting dressed as simple a process as possible, shall we?


This is what you’re building your outfit on.  It’s one piece, the piece you MUST wear that day. Whether it’s a cool new top, or you’re most comfortable pair of denim; choose your piece and build on it!

For example, say I choose a pair of white denim as my foundation. Next up, is the structure.


This is what gives your look it’s overall “completeness” It’s your next piece in the look.  It’s not the focal point of your outfit, but it’s the compliment.  My foundation piece was white denim, I’ve decided to add a stripe top.  My look isn’t about the top, it’s about my denim – but the stripe top is the complement.  You’ll find that your structure piece can work over and over again with different foundations…as you’ll see below.

Building Your Outfit


Of course, it’s just like it sounds – this is the spice! The decor is always the fun part! Whether you want to add accessories like jewelry, or a pop of color handbag, or a fun shoe – now is the time! you’ve laid your foundation, you’ve added your structure, now is the time for some fun! I added a gold necklace, and an orange handbag!


Building Your Wardrobe

Later, I added a denim jacket – I was cold!


Building Your Outfit


And just as an added bonus – take a look at how changing my foundation piece mixed things up JUST a bit.  My structure stayed the same, and my decor changed a tiny bit…but it gave me a new look!  Depending on how adventurous you feel, you can change up your foundation and structure to make so many looks of what you already have!  Remember, your closet works together!

Building Your Outfit


Sorry for the photo quality, but I think you get the jist!

Until Next Time!


Candace Hanna