I have never been one to shy away from graphic prints, bold colors, or quirky trends. As someone who was raised by a professional clown, yes I know that explains a lot, I have wholeheartedly embraced the fact that I am just not going to fit in to the crowd. Once you’re no longer afraid of standing out, it’s so much easier to take risks. Whether in life, love, or fashion; when you dance to the beat of your own drum there will always be people who respect your individuality, and then there will be those who just don’t get it. The joy of embracing your individuality is that other people don’t have to get it, but when you meet someone who does it’s magical. The more you follow your dreams, take risks, and embrace your own individuality; the more the world opens up and life becomes more beautiful.
I knew I wanted to shoot this look with Tabitha. It’s very quirky, trendy, and oh so colorful. I knew she would get it, because she gets me. I am very much like this look. A little tough at the core, but all sunshine and rainbows on the outside.
When balancing color, pattern, and texture it is good to have an anchor piece that ties the whole look together. In this case my leather skirt anchors the look and draws the eye down to my black boots and back up to the black in my pom pom leopard toboggan. Now this is not a fashion rule, because fashion rules (like most rules) were made to be broken, but rather this is a guide to help you figure out what the heck you’re going to wear when you pushed the snooze button 10 times too many and have less than 5 minutes to get dressed in the morning. No rules, just time savers.
Another time cruncher’s fashion tip, Jewel Tones are like the BFF’s of the color world. Much like the Jersey Shore cast embers these hues are bold, usually loud and boisterous, great party animals, and although these members may clash they’re always going to be there for one another when the cameras are rolling. Amethyst, Sapphire, Emerald, Peridot, Citrine, Turquoise, Topaz, Garnet, and Amber are great for color blocking. These rich hues can mingle together to create some amazing ensembles.
Add a dash of powdery white snow and you have a colorful gem against a gorgeous canvas.
Photography By: Tabitha Prevett Photography
Leopard Toboggan: Betsy Johnson via Nordstrom Rack, Citron Sweater: Target, Faux Leather Skirt: Nordstrom Rack, Emerald Tights: Target, Boots: Lucky Brand, Assorted Bracelets: Dress & Dwell/Vintage/Dillards