Hi friends! Happy Wednesday + happy hump day + happy snow day + happy we wear art inspired outfits day! hehe Yes friends, you heard right- this teacher gal is writing this post from the comforts of her home, as we are have a [no-snow] snow day haha [these things happen in the south- we scared of the potential white stuff falling from the sky!] :)
And don't worry. You are not looking at your screen through purple tinted sunnies, I am just taking a page from Purplicious' book and wearing all purple! That is, because- this weeks prompt for #OWWWA is monochromatic.
Now if you aren't familiar with that term, essentially it is when you are using [or in our case- wearing] a one color- color scheme. Using a monochromatic approach to styling your outfit is a good way to ensure that you are matching! I actually am wearing a black and white striped dress underneath this purple coat- however, we did not snap any photos of that :/ -sorry!
I do this often. Wear black + white and then pair it with one color, to accessorize with. It is a really simple way to spice up your outfits + make a statement. In todays outfit, I paired it with my favorite shade of purple/orchid colored tights and lavender shoes. Since I threw on the blue necklace, I thought my blue shoes would be fun too & matched this wall. Which is like an optical illusion- it appears purple but is actually pink + blue stripes.
Which shoes do you like it better with, the purple or blue? ...I think I like the blue better, but that kinda throws my monochromatic color scheme out the window, huh?! hah
If you are nervous about trying a monochromatic outfit, check out this Pinterest board I created to get inspired! I pinned many outfits to help you get the ideas flowing. Try choosing a color you know that you already have a lot of. Layer an outfit in different shades of red + pink, or even browns + tans if thats what you have. Or start with a nuetral colored dress and pair with monochromatic accessories. Make the trend work for you! and most importantly- Have fun!
Do not let fashion trends + expressing yourself be intimidating, have fun with them! If you are truly having fun in your clothes/outfit- no one is going to care so much about what it is that your actually wearing. Your smile, your personailty and the glow that you raidiate, from the feeling you get, from what you are wearing- will beam through your clothes and become contagious. They will want to compliment you on your outfit [and maybe not even know why], because they can tell that you feel great in it! Would they wear it themselves? Maybe not, but WHO CARES?!?!- they aren't YOU!!! It is YOUR body, so YOU need to wear something that will make YOU feel great!
If greatness is what you feel, it is what you will show.
If greatness is what you show, it is what you will give.
If greatness is what you give people, the world, the universe, then greatness is what people, the world, the universe is going to give back to you!
Its all connected people. Its not about being shallow, or being a follower and going along with fashion trends. Its about loving yourself and taking care of yourself. Social media can make this hard AND easy. The pressure to keep up with trends can get to you and you don't even know why. You just know everyone is on this same trend, and it just makes you feel so uncomfortable in your skin when you tried it. Don't fret. Make what trends you can work for YOU and find what clothes make YOU feel great, be it on 'trend' or not and it wont matter!
Okay, and thats my fashion advice for the day- from your self-proclaimed fashionita virtual friend ;-P
and ONE more monochromatic picture, becuase GREEN is actually my favorite color and this picture just makes me soo happy!
p l e a s e do not forget to tag you art inspired outfits with #OnWednesdaysWeWearArt on Instagram.
That you can use one of the buttons below on your own blog, to help us encourage others to let art inspired them as they stand in front of their wardrobe each day!!!
If you make a blog post about your art inspired outfit, be sure to link up with us below + comment on others playing along! We want to create a fun, inspiring, uplifting community of gals who love art + fashion! Myself, and Liv from Unbelievably Human will be posting our favorite outfits at the end of each month! Great way for you to gain exposure + for us to spread the word about #OWWWA.
T H A N K Y O U to everyone playing along and who have been posting the buttons to their pages/instagram account! We truly love it and are having so much fun each week with you gals! I'm just waiting for a dude to join in ;p
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D.I.Y. : Eyeball Clutch
#OWWWA : Frank Stella
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