Before sound comes presence. The layer resting upon your skin is many times the first medium of communication. And when we strip down to the basics of shape and color, a look can be complete with simple building blocks and touch of detail.
In the first look, Kim wears an angelic cotton-woven tunic. Making white the main ensemble color brings out the glow of her olive mocha toned skin. Although the tunic is simple, the texture of the weave allows the piece to be a strong foundational building block of the entire look.
A simple silhouette, modest in color, can make room for playfulness in detail. Full, deep, maroon lips bring an edge to the look that counteracts the innocence of the tunic. These funky cheetah print desert boots presented themselves as a perfect opportunity to incorporate pattern, tying everything together with subtle sass.
TIP: For edgy simplicity, select a shape that is simple and strong, yet muted in color. Use the accentuation of your ankles, collar bones, and knees to bring angles back into your body. Now, add a strong hue, whether it be integrated through your headband, socks, lips, etc. Remember that the areas you adorn should be spaced out to balance the look, so pick one or two places to add a pop in hue or drama, and TADA! You’re golden.
Understatement is, perhaps, the most powerful factor of allure.
It’s the punctuation of a single facial feature.
It’s the confidence of a slight upward head tilt.
It’s the ability to make white look phenomenal.
It’s the inclination to be present in your environment, trusting that you don’t need to shout out to stand out.
Muse: Kim Nguyen