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Re-style Story: No longer defeated

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For the first part of Amie’s story, read here.

We took Amie’s lifestyle into consideration when designing her capsule wardrobe.  Since Amie is a stay-at-home mom she needed quite a few casual and comfortable looks.  One silhouette that we chose for her was a loose comfortable top with a fitted bottom.  We also made sure that she could always add a third piece like a cropped jacket, necklace or scarf to instantly have a more put-together look.  She had this beautiful black jacket in her closet, which is a little playful twist on the basic black blazer.  But, since her tops are mostly plain, the jacket was perfect to go over anything and added an element of playfulness, which was one of her style words.

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How to Style a Dress 12 Different Ways – (part 3)

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Here are the last four outfits that I styled with this one dress.  Just in case you are new to the party, this one dress was styled 12 different ways.  You can catch up by reading about the previous outfits here:

Part 1

Part 2

As I promised, I will be sharing about what I learned from this challenge, so stick with me until the end!

Look 9:  The proportions of this look work really well, and let me tell you why.  If you were to cut my body into 3 equal pieces (1/3’s), you would see that my top 1/3 is the chunky cream sweater, and my bottom 2/3 is the maroon dress and brown tights & boots.  In geometry this is called the golden mean, or the golden ratio.  I’ll go into this a little more in the future, but for now just know that math is everywhere, even in fashion.  Anytime you proportion 1/3 & 2/3 in this way with two colors, you’ll nail the look!

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How to style a dress 12 different ways (part2)

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12 ways to style 1 dress consciouscapsule.com

I’ve shared with you that I challenged myself to style the same dress twelve different ways, but I haven’t exactly told you why.

Here’s why.  I was seven months into capsule wardrobing, and really getting the hang of things.  I had my well-thought out, pared down closet that included key pieces that went with everything.  But, something inside of me was itching to find out how far I could push the theory of a basic wardrobe necessity.  I kid-you-not that I arbitrarily chose the number twelve because of the twelve days of Christmas.  (It was December after all.)  Once I chose that number, it was game on!  And, if you make it to the end of series I’ll share with you everything that I learned.  It is guaranteed to surprise you!

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