Project Look Makeover is a series of tips and visual inspiration I provide in response to the looks, submitted by my blog readers.
This Fall tweed look (on the right) arrived after I hosted a webinar on winter style. During the webinar I explained at length how cozy tweeds make wonderful company to lifeless fabrics of a down-jacket. My reader took the tweed advice to heart and replaced plebeian nylon with the noble tweed entirely. But tweed-ing yourself head to toe is just as dull as going utility unlimited. Today I want to offer some tips that will help restore the balance and make the look more interesting.
The shot of Liya Kebede from the US Vogue Editorial ‘Strong Suits’ (on the left) will serve us as a visual guidance. The focal point of this editorial by Craig McDean is that textured suits – tweed, boucle, mohair – are no longer emblems of corporate anonymity. The are statements of forceful individuality.
So lets make it just that: forceful individuality. Right now the clothes are still heading to the office while the shoes are ready to hit the desert. Shortening the skirt for only an inch, will turn it into a playful mini and move the focus on the legs. The tweed fabric will help keep it reserved. Turning the skirt into a mini can make it a connecting link between the prim jacket and hit-the-desert boots.