Last week I taught at the huge women’s expo in Seattle and had the chance to see many of my blog readers and students wearing outfits that exemplify the “points of connection” concept. Regardless of age, dress size or personal style, they stood out in the crowd as being polished and put-together. I didn’t take nearly as many photos as I wanted to, but here are a couple of examples …
It turns out Kathleen is actually the reader I quoted in my last newsletter – the one who had struggled with the “connection” concept and then finally got it in one of those light bulb moments. Here she is wearing jeans she made from our dark denim ponte knit with a caramel jersey twin set that relates to her hair color and is perfectly matched to the topstitching of her jeans.
The shoe color matches the twin set (and relates to her hair color) and her glasses blend right into her face rather than calling attention to themselves.
The scarf is a tiny navy/caramel houndstooth check with a border stripe in the same colors. She’s had that scarf for years and never worn it once. See how it all comes together! The pieces all work together, but more important: they all relate to HER.
Penny (below) was a color client last summer. Just look at how her top picks up her hair color and texture as well as other warm blues and greens from her pallet. The dark greens echo her eyes and the dark brown coat – what a find!
Take a look around at the mall, the grocery store, church or restaurant. What connections can you identify between the women and the clothes they are wearing? Remember, it’s not about the loveliest clothes; it’s about the clothes that make that woman look her loveliest!