Hello, everyone! This week I was having some outfit inspiration troubles so I thought I'd talk about how having a hero piece can help in the outfit creating process. We all get hung up occasionally, when trying to decide on an outfit for the day. Sometimes the problem is that we are trying to think of a whole outfit rather than starting with one piece and building from there. This is where the hero piece can help.
[Necklace: Etsy, Top: ASOS, Skirt: Forever21, Flats: Forever21]
A hero piece is one piece of clothing that you design or plan your entire outfit around. So break down the outfit creating process by starting with a single garment. Find one interesting item in your closet (a cool graphic tee, leather pants, or a cute hat) then create an outfit based on that piece and viola! You have your outfit for the day. (This is also a good process to use because you mix up your wardrobe more, and it keeps you from wearing the same outfit combinations over and over.)
Some tips for helping you pick a hero piece:
- Don't pick a basic. Pick something unique that you can add basics to.
- Pick something you love and think is interesting; something inspiring!
- An accessory can make a great hero piece.
For my outfit, I chose this pale blue, suede skirt as my hero piece. This outfit is actually inspired by my good friend, Hannah (follow her on Instgram!), who had this same skirt and looked so cute, I had to go out a invest in one!
To be honest, I was a little hesitant to go for the suede skirt trend at first. The original suede skirt is associated so much with the 70's and I, personally, am not a huge fan of the era. I'm more of a 60's gal. I felt like this was a more unique option that I could deal with though. Also I am more of a fan of this pale blue, especially for spring, than the obvious rust color or denim of most suede skirts. So I went for it!
With my hero piece to build my outfit around, I went from there. I added a nude turtleneck in order to keep the focus on the skirt. I added my beloved pointy, metallic flats for some leg-elongating interest. Then I topped the outfit off with a high pony and a brown lip to draw in the nude from the turtleneck. And there you go! Even though I was struggling at first, I just started with one item of clothing and ended up with my look for the day!
I hope this will be helpful when you are having one of those all-to-real battles with your wardrobe.
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