Guide to Wearing Embroidery Everyday
In the world of fashion and style, what’s old is new. Hemlines, and shapes change, evolve, and parts return to their former roots. Each designer touting it as the “new style” for the season. It’s really no surprise that motifs come in and out of popularity.
One style (or motif) that is gaining popularity is embroidery. Don’t worry, this isn’t a fad (Read about fads and trends here.). Embroidery, like blush, and skinny jeans, have taken root, and are now full fledged trends! If you didn’t click over to read about trends (which you should), here’s the twitter version: trends last a REALLY long time. You should wear them. You can wait on fads.
Several years ago, when I started my boutique, I
hun scoured all my designers items (thousands upon thousands of items), and turned up RANDOM items. There were bits and pieces of embroidered items available. Designers like to test different motifs out before investing a lot of money in them. Last year there was a huge shift, and embroidered pieces started popping up in more and more places. We have not reached the top of this trend. It’s going to continue to grow!!! (Seriously, read the post above! 😉 ) ted
How do you wear embroidery without looking like a flower child or a renaissance woman?
101: Sprinkle it in. Start with neck detailing, or on the hem of a kimono. Perhaps on a scarf. Get compliments, and feel more confident in your style decisions. 👊👊 Fist bump! You did it! Now you can move on to 102.
102: Mix and match with other embroidered elements. Pair jeans with fun embroidered details with a top that has embroidery.
Stylist tip: Don’t feel like you need to wear embroidery EVERYWHERE in your outfit. You don’t need to strive for this. In 1-2 places is fine. You should have enough unique pieces in your closet to be able to mix and match with other items.
Keep my other tips in mind:
2 Darks & A Light (and the variations)
Pair with an outerwear for maximum “Outfit WOW”
If the neckline has embroidery- nix the necklace.