When it comes to styling there is one simple rule you need to remember, the rule of three. That’s it! Once you get this down you’ll be rocking new styles and outfits that you might have never thought of before. The rule of three (or during the fall/winter/spring the rule of three, four or five) has to do with the pieces you choose to wear.
The first piece you want to pick out is your base. This is the item that is closest to your body, it can be a dress, shirt or skirt. It is the item you want to center the rest of your outfit around. The second and third pieces should compliment your base piece whether it be a sweater, jewelry, jean jacket or amazing shoes. I am totally not creative in the shoe department but I make up for it with my obsession for all things bold and floral.
One of my favorite items to layer is the Julia dress. I love the fitted sleeves, the scoop neckline and the amazing colors and prints it comes in. In this picture, I am wearing a Julia dress, with a floral print Azure skirt over it. I have on a pink chunky necklace as my accent piece and blue Toms flats. You teachers know, it’s all about comfort! I love Julia under Azure because it also provides another layer of security. Even if my Azure gets caught, I have the fitted Julia under it just in case.
Red leggings. They are my jam. They are also loud and bold. These babies can styled poorly in a hot second. I went with a “safe” item for my second piece, a black Irma. When it doubt, pick neutral. Pairing a bold color or print can be tough but neutral colors can save the day. My third piece for this outfit is a hand me down flannel that I love. I love the option of dressing down my outfit. I went with my favorite grey converse to finish it off. To dress this outfit up, I could wear black flats or boots, ditch the flannel and add a sweater or jean jacket.
So, there you have it. Two examples of how to stylewith the rule of three. Styling does not have to be complicated. Sometimes, simple is good! When you get dressed in the morning, think of what you want to be the center of attention and build from there. You got this girl, now you rock some beautiful outfits!
What is your must have accessory or accent piece? Share blow!