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TLC in Manila Bulletin

TLC_MB.jpgNational daily Manila Bulletin featured The Lewis College on the front of their Schools, Colleges and Universities Bulletin section (E1), To see the online version of this article, click here (this opens a new window/tab).

The Art of Mix and Match: Creating Unique Outfits from Your Closet

Welcome to the wonderful world of fashion, where your closet can be a treasure trove of endless possibilities. ๐Ÿงฅ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘ 

Unlocking the Magic of Mix and Match

We've all been there, staring at our closet full of clothes and thinking, "I have nothing to wear." The truth is, your closet is a goldmine waiting to be explored. The art of mix and match is the key to creating unique outfits without constantly buying new pieces. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

Here are some exciting tips and tricks to help you unlock the magic of mix and match:

1. The Power of Basics

Basics are the building blocks of your wardrobe. They are versatile, timeless, and can be mixed and matched in countless ways. Every closet should have a collection of classic basics like a white t-shirt, a pair of well-fitting jeans, a little black dress, and a crisp white button-down shirt. These pieces serve as a canvas for your outfit creativity. ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘—

2. Color Coordination

Understanding color theory can go a long way in mixing and matching your clothes. Complementary colors, analogous colors, and monochromatic combinations can help you create visually appealing outfits. Experiment with different color palettes to discover what works best for you. ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒˆ

3. Texture and Patterns

Texture and patterns add depth and interest to your outfits. Combine smooth and rough textures or mix bold patterns with subtle ones for a balanced look. For instance, pair a chunky knit sweater with a sleek leather skirt, or mix stripes with florals. Don't be afraid to experiment โ€“ fashion is about expressing your unique style. ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿงฃ

4. Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!

Accessories can transform a simple outfit into a statement look. A belt, scarf, statement necklace, or a colorful handbag can breathe new life into your old favorites. The right accessories can be the cherry on top of your mix-and-match masterpiece. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ‘’

5. Layering for Depth

Layering isn't just for staying warm; it's also a fantastic way to create unique outfits. A denim jacket over a sundress, a cardigan over a blouse, or a vest over a turtleneck โ€“ layering adds depth and dimension to your look. Plus, it allows you to adapt your outfit to different occasions and seasons. ๐Ÿงฅ๐Ÿ‘š

6. Play with Silhouettes

Variation in silhouettes can make your outfits more interesting. Mix fitted tops with flowy skirts, or pair wide-leg pants with a tailored blazer. Experiment with different cuts and styles to find the combination that suits you best. ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘š

7. Confidence is Key

The most important ingredient in creating unique outfits is confidence. Wear what makes you feel good and expresses your personality. Confidence will always be your best accessory. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

So, next time you're faced with your wardrobe, remember that the art of mix and match can turn your closet into a treasure trove of style. With basics, colors, textures, accessories, layering, silhouettes, and a dash of confidence, you can create unique outfits that reflect your individuality. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘š

Happy mixing and matching!