Assembling an Ensemble

Houndstooth Sweater, Gray nails
I am sure you have experienced those mornings when you are staring into the abyss that is your closet and not had a clue what to wear. This happens very often to me and too many times to count. It can frustrating and despairing all at the same time. Knowing a few key tricks to putting an outfit together, however, can take the edge off and make the process go smoother, saving lots of time in the morning.
edIMG_9630Blue JCrew Embroidered SkirtHoundstooth Sweater Gray Nails

Here are my three tips for assembling an ensemble: 

1. Find Focus
Choose one piece as the standout item. Then keep everything else simple.

2. Finesse details
Consider the overall shape of the ensemble. Pairing a fitted top with a billowy skirt offsets the different sizes while tucking in a shirt can take an outfit from casual to smart.

3. Top it off

Accessories are the finishing touches on an outfit. Jewelry establishes a feeling of polish or a simple belt helps perfect the shape of the outfit.
J.Crew Houndstooth Sweater
J.Crew Embroidered Skirt{similar here}
Nordstrom Crystal Stretch Bracelet{similar}
UO Sunglasses
Steve Madden Hand Bag{similar}


  1. December 10, 2013 / 6:11 PM

    ahh I love that sweater Missy!
    Can’t wait til you’re home !!!!

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