"Um, is THAT really what you're wearing to school today?"
As soon as I could dress my own girly self my mom got me to think critically about my tops and bottoms. With questions like the one above I came to understand how my outfits needed to work. One of the best educations I've received from her involved looking my best when I went out into the world. Thanks to her timely advice I stopped dressing like a spaz so I can be taken seriously. Fashion is about expression, true, but it's also about wearing what makes sense. Listen to mom here on how to work that wardrobe:
1) Match with care
Matching is a subtle art. It's more about creating overall harmony in pattern and color than coordinating every single item on your body. First lesson for me was toning down the crazy patterns of my top and pants. Also mom warned against getting super matchy matchy. Her and I would kind of shake our heads at her former boss that would dress head to toe monochrome in power red at the office. Harmony overall, not samey ok honey?
2) Work Clothes vs. Play Clothes
This lesson of course started with school - which is kind of like a job when your little - but the same principle applies to grown up girls too. Your boss isn't going to be impressed much with your professional skills while your wearing cleavage baring club tops. And when your out on the town and on the dancefloor make sure your clothing can keep up with your dance moves otherwise you'll be a wallflower tugging at your skirt all night. Check out rest of entry at 365daygirl.com!