This blog post on adding drama to outfits made me think of yesterday's work outfit. I got a lot of compliments on the outfit, and I wondered whether it might have been because it's a little more dramatic than my usual look.

Kimono jacket in silk plaid-like brush stroke pattern, shades of white, taupe, and brown (made by me), worn over gray tee (Caslon)
Espresso brown knit midi skirt with drape front and button (made by me)
Nude fishnets (Commando)
Platform cutout peep-toe booties in a pewter nubuck (Paul Green)
Silver dangled hoop earrings
Silver and brass wrapped bracelet

I would say the outfit used the following dramatic elements, from Angie's post (the ones in parentheses are those I think are not represented, though I'm unsure):

1. hairstyle. angled bob with waves and silvery streaks--always seems to add an element of drama to my look.
2. eyewear. not my most dramatic pair, but quite prominent, so I'm counting them. What say you?
3. Interesting footwear.
4. Architectural and avant-garde clothing and accessories. both the jacket and skirt fall into this category, I think.
(5. Bold colors and high contrast.) I don't think I did this, but maybe the jacket is high contrast?
6. Bold patterns. the jacket, yes?
(7. Irregular juxtapositions.) I don't think so, but perhaps the midi and booties counts.
(8. Hard edge.) I don't see this at all in this outfit.
(9. Eccentric jewelry.) I think the jewelry is pretty understated.
10. Makeup and nail polish. definitely not nail polish (what I have on my toes is nude). But my makeup may be somewhat dramatic. My eyebrows are always a prominent feature.

Usually I don't think I'd put so many dramatic elements together. I did leave off a necklace that I like with the jacket, because I thought it fought with the button on the skirt.

What do you think? Dramatic? More so than is typical for me?

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