As an image consultant and style blogger, I know exactly what I *should* wear in terms of both color and style.
I know which cheat colors I can get away with, which neutrals are not the best but are better than others, and which ones to choose when they are available. And I know what to do so that I look thinner and not so belly-full, if you know what I mean.
But sometimes I break the rules.
RULE: choose neutrals that flatter you. Even neutrals are not neutral when it comes to wearing your ideal colors.
Grey is not my best neutral! But when the grey seems especially pretty, sometimes I end up buying it anyway. And then, I wear it. :)
Well, on the day I took these pictures, I had a thought about this particular color combination. It seemed like it would be delicious!
Grey + terracotta + natural? Lovely.
Isn't that combination pretty?
But in order to try it, I had to put together practically the worst combination of rule-breaking clothes that I have in my closet.
RULE: Wear the size that fits you best. Bigger or smaller sizes will not be as flattering.
You see, the first rule I broke happened when I bought the top and the cardigan. The cardigan is not my best color. The top is a wonderful color for me, but it wasn't the size I normally wear, and I bought it anyway!
I felt like I just had to have it, and I crossed my fingers when I ordered it, and hoped it would stretch, LOL.
RULE: If you have to cross your fingers, it is probably better not to order it. ;)
And sometimes I have made that top work - usually by making sure that everything I wear with it is perfect for me. But that wasn't the case this time.
RULE: Everyone has a basic silhouette that forgives a multitude of sins and is best for their body type or challenges. Choose that one whenever possible.
The pants were such a yummy color that I bought them even though they weren't the skinny or tapered pants or leggings I usually wear.
In my defense, it's not every day that you find pants in that color. And I told myself that I would just have them altered. Well, apparently when I told myself that, what I meant was before I die, because I still haven't done it and three seasons have gone by!
So this outfit breaks several rules. And I don't think I quite got away with it. So last chance to see it, LOL.
See you next time!
Hi, I'm Jeanine
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