Ok, so you know that vest, jacket, cardigan, poncho, or coat (you name the outerwear) that you bought because it was so darn cute, but you have no idea what to wear it with/how to wear it? I have your answer! It’s an age old trick among stylist, and I’ll never forget a frient (friend/client) calling it “column-izing.” It’s the perfect description, isn’t it?
Yup, it’s that easy. When you don’t know how to wear your cute new item, just make a column. An all black column is by far the easiest route and really allows your cute item to stand out, which is why I chose it on this particular day. But a column doesn’t have to be all black. It can be whatever you want it to be. Usually, monochromatic columns are the easiest and most flattering, and the all black column is by far the most flattering. But you choose your own fashion adventure! I think I may go home and put this on with an all denim column!
I saw this cute sweater on Instagram (was it in your feed, too?). It seemed like it was all over the place. Well, I fell for the subtle hearts (hello, Valentine’s outfit!) so hard, I ordered it immediately. It was a good price, and I wanted to try ChicWish (an inexpensive, trendy site). But FYI, it took over 4 weeks to arrive, and it sheds. I still like it and will find different ways to wear it, but it definitely doesn’t have staying power in my closet.
What will you pull out of your closet that you’ve been wanting to wear?!? This kinda excites me. I can imagine all of you wearing all your cute items that you LOVE but have been stuck in the closet! They will be free and you will be looking fabulous! I’m so dorky.
Pictures by my sis (@tellittoyourneighbor)
Picture edited by Traci Ling