Big picture, small details…..
Big picture or a details person? Which are you?
Do you know how you want an outfit to look but struggle with the details that pull the look together? Or are you someone who is attracted to various bits and pieces but has difficulty seeing the completed outfit?
The key then is to be able to shift your perspective back and forth between seeing the completed outfit and identifying the separate pieces required to pull it all together. Once you’ve decided on the look that you want then perhaps create a list (even just a mental list), and ask yourself what you can do to create the look that you’re after. How well does that gorgeous pair of shoes (that you’re dying to wear) really work with the skirt or trousers you have in mind. Do those chunky ethnic beads really achieve the look that you’re after with the feminine floaty dress you also love?
If you’re someone who gets caught up in the details……(love that skirt or trousers, eyecatching patterns or texture, stunning top, gorgeous shoes, funky scarf, trendy handbag, eye-catching earrings, patterned hosiery etc…) only to find that when you put them all together all you have is a discordant jumble, then maybe you need to take a step back from time to time in order to see the bigger picture ( the completed outfit). Then take a look again at the separate details to decide which of these will work to create the picture that you’re after.
If you tend to focus on the bigger picture ie. the completed outfit but have difficulty defining how to achieve the look you’re after, then break it down into smaller details. Then ask yourself what you need to do in order to achieve the result you’re after. What colours, patterns, textures, styles, fabrics, accessories, hair style/ colour,etc……will complete the picture?
Think of it as a work of art, a symphony; the harmonious composition of small details that require a little distance in order to see the masterpiece that you’ve created.
“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”- John Wooden