Elle Style Defined

#1 Key Factor – Color

I love my brown skin and complexion. Color theory states that nothing makes brown look better than when it’s combined with pastels and light tones. In a world where everyone says that black should be a go to color for clothes, I have to disagree. Black is chic, no doubt, but it makes brown skin look dull. Besides, my personality is outgoing so I need clothes that reflect that. Just about everything in my closet, with the intentional exception of a few specific items, is a shade of coral, green, tan or blue.


#2 Key Factor – Femininity

As of the last couple of years, I’ve really started to embrace myself for the size and shape that I am. I accept my petite bust, broad shoulders, long arms and bowed legs. As a way to celebrate my unique beauty, I’ve picked clothes that make me feel feminine and sexy. This usually means choosing skirts, dresses and a variety of tops that complement my body without having to be half naked or feeling like I can’t breathe.

#3 Key Factor – Pattern

I’ve seen lots of women stick to solid colors for the majority of their looks. Solids are great but I like to spice things up by wearing patterns. The most common one is floral but I also have some polka dots, Aztec print, paisley and chevron in the mix. The great thing about my wardrobe is that I can mix just about any pattern with another and they will mesh. This is because they are in the same color family! I also have a variety of fabric types from denim, to chiffon to polyester.


#4 Key Factor -Flexibility

Because I’ve limited my wardrobe to a set number of items (blog post coming soon), I need to make sure that I can mix and match items for new looks without having to buy new clothes. I work for myself and always want to look my best in case I run into a future client. I’m also involved in church activities during the year as well as services on Sundays. With this in mind, I need my wardrobe to be flexible; in other words, appropriate for multiple occasions. That usually means adding a modest blazer or cardigan to cover my mid section if I need to go from a summer date to a business meeting in the same afternoon.

This weekend I got back together with my friends from the #ThriftItClique for a photo shoot. Each month we get together and shoot pics based on a predetermined theme. In case you missed it, here’s the recap for January and February. This time around, we met up at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas for  shoot dedicated to each of our personal styles. Check out more personal style blogs from the ladies of Thrift It Clique!

Addie – Old World New Girl
Kendra – It’s My Evolution
Brittany – Creativity Arise
Tiyunna – Thrift In Style
Brittany – Vinty Fresh