OBJECTIVES: To be able to choose your wardrobe for work wisely To be able to identity what is called a “basic wardrobe” To be able to develop your own style To be able to enumerate some shopping rules To be able to identity some actors on the choice of colors that you personality.
Clothing is for protection, comfort,modestry and enhancement of your beauty.
Some guidelines to avoid expensive or embarrassing mistakes while developing your personal style are: Appropriate above all – good materials and lines embellished with elegance – rather than flamboyance or modish extremes-- are the unfailing guidelines that will ensure you comfort and ease.
Fashion is serious-- one dresses out of consideration for others as well as for one’s own self image. Think of your clothes as the most communicative factor after your face and eyes – personal style is how you send nonverbal messages.
MAKING CHOICES Elements interact to create fashion:
Line Color Texture Mass Movement
MAKING CHOICE First step in learning who you really are is to take a good look at your self and what you do. Determine what type of clothing suits you best. This is the right time to start planning an integrated wardrobe of pieces that will work well together – a valuable, enjoyable learning experience.
Ask yourself the following questions: Has my body size, weight, height, proportion changed? Has my lifestyle changed? Has my attitude changed? Have my friends, school, or workplace changed? What amount of time do I have to devote to the upkeep of my wardrobe ? What are my monetary limitations ? What impression do I want to make ?
TAKING STOCK Do I want to make any changes in my current styles? How can I express my adaption of the season’s trends without sacrificing my fashion statement? Is there a role/roles I would enjoy acting out through dressing as I seek to discover varied of my nature
TAKING STOCK The viewer is forming than impression and making decision concerning the ff. factors : 1. Economic Level 2. Educational level 3. Social position 4. Level of sophistication 5. Family background 6. Successfulness 7. Moral Character
ASSEMBLING A BASIC WARDROBE The Basics Basics are the mainstays of your wardrobe.
Step on how to assemble a basic wardrobe on a limited budget : 1. Clean up your closet 2. know your figure 3. Shop wisely . . . And well
YOUR CLOSET It must be scrupulously clean and free of junk. Blouses, skirts or pants, shirts, sweaters, dresses should be arranged to spark your imagination. Shoes should be stored in marked boxes at eye level for quick selection. Robes and evening clothes should be hung so that they do not touch the floor. Your dresser drawers should be cleaned frequently and lined.
YOUR SEARCH FOR STYLES Style is timeless and fashion is changing current, event trendy. Style is lasting and durable with fashion is fickle and commercial. Style is the best of all past fashion. Unlike fashion, you cannot buy style.
DRESSING FOR THE OCCASION In dressing to present yourself properly to others and to pass the test of the first impression – try to: Dress properly to befit the occasion interpret the season’s fashion based upon the timeless qualities of past traditions Incorporate individual flair and style Keep a keen sense of appropriateness not only to the occasion but also to your figure, lifestyle and age.
SHOPPING RULES Go shopping alone – or with a single friend whose taste you trust. Do not overlook underclothing
Pre shopping or window shopping is recommended before actual buying Determine what you need for work and make sure you try on clothes before buying them Avoid high fashion fads, concentration on conservative stylish clothes.
DRESSING FOR SHOPPING TRIP wear comfortable shoes wear make up bring other articles of nothing to match with whatever you are buying
SHOPPING TRAPS TO AVOID 1. 2.
Think twice before shopping with a friend. A friend’s taste and aims may be different from yours. A friend may choose clothes whichhe/she would choose for him/herself but not appropriate for you.
Avoid shopping out of loneliness
Don’t shop for bargains
LINES IN CLOTHES A line must not emphasize a figure fault but draw the eye away from it. The vertical line – the line which runs lenghtwise from head to toe the horizontal line – A line cutting across from side
COLOR: THE LINK IN THE TOTAL LOOK attributes of colors lightness brightness shades Clarity
Advancing colors or warm colors that make an object appear larger. Retreating colors make a person appear smaller and far away.
YOUR COLOR SPECTUM Primary colors red blue yellow Secondary and tertiary colors are combination of these.
COLOR WHEEL (HUE SCALE)
COMBINATIONS OF COLORS ARE: 1.
Monochromatic– this color combination results in the use of the same color, but different shades. Complementary – this results in the use of two colors, opposite each other in the color wheel. Analogous – this combination uses two colors beside each other in the color wheel. Triadic – combination is made up of three colors that form an equidistance triangle on the color wheel.
Examples of colors that can be found in our body’s natural color scheme: 1.
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Beige Brown Gray White or Off- Whites Red Blue Green Yellow Black Navy
THE MEANING OF COLOR
RED is the color of fire and blood. energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire and love. Light Red - represent joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity and love Pink -signifies romance, love and friendship. Dark Red –associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing malice and wrath.
THE MEANING OF COLOR Brown – suggests stability and denotes Reddish Brown – is associated with harvest and fall.
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. joy, sunshine and tropics. It represents enthusiasm, determination, attraction, success, encouragement and stimulation. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength an d endurance.
THE MEANING OF COLOR Dark Orange -- can mean deceit and distrust
Red Orange – corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression and thirst for action. Gold – evokes the feeling of prestige.
THE MEANING OF COLOR
Yellow Is the color of sunshine. joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. It produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscles energy.
THE MEANING OF COLOR
Green color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness and fertility. Dark Green – ambition, green and jealousy Yellow Green – sickness, cowardice, discord and jealousy Aqua – emotional healing and protection Olive green – traditional color of peace
THE MEANING OF COLOR
Blue color of the sky and sea. Symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth and heaven. Light Blue – health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness Dark Blue – knowledge, power, integrity and seriousness.
THE MEANING OF COLOR Purple combines the stability of blue and energy of red. Associated with royalty. symbolizes power, nobility, luxury and ambition. associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery and magic.
THE MEANING OF COLOR Light purple - evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings Dark purple – evokes gloom and sad feelings. It cause frustration.
BASICS: SPEND A LITTLE OR A LOT
Your Fashion Investment Worksheet List in order to get clearer understanding of your wardrobe. 1. know yourself 2. know your resources 3. know your body 4. know about the cost per wear
FACTORS AFFECTING CHOICE OF COLORS 1.
Color of skin, eyes and hair Personality Occasion
– usually lined; topstitching or details such as mother-of-pearl buttons.
– great pair of black pants, wellcut pair in a high quality menswear and women swear
- working woman’s chief means of multiplying wardrobe.
BLOUSES - most popular is the mantailored blouse with sports collar and front buttons called “trubenized”
- for junior executives to the executive level it is a must.
- blazers and jackets are very much a part of today’s look. Combination of jacket’s style and fabric determines how dressy.
DRESSES - a basic daytime dress should be chosen for versatility.
EVENING WEAR - falls into three categories: formal, informal and leisure
MEN’S FASHION - for the office, the most common attire is polo barong or barong shirt for formal meetings. For evening wear, most acceptable is the barong in jusi or suit or “coat and tie” and tuxedo in most formal occasion.
MEN’S BUSINESS SUIT There are three main categories of suit cut: 1. The Ivy League suit 2. The updated American cut 3. Continental suit Black Tie- which designates a tuxedo is one kind of formal evening wear.
Updated American Cut
FORMAL BUSINESS WEAR INCLUDES: 1.
suits in wool or natural fibers in neutral or dark colors light pastel or geometric- pattern long sleeve shirts w/o button down collars ties in stripes, conservative solid colors or simple motifs conservative accessories ( shoes, belts, purses etc.)in neutral, blended colors Combination of solids and patterns, w/ no more than two patterns per outfit long sleeved barong
INFORMAL BUSINESS WEAR 1.
sports jacket with mix-and-match ensembles softer, more comfortable pants and colors less somber colors and men can add bolder patterns more fashion influences, bolder accessories.
CARE OF CLOTHING do not leave the clothing you have worn lying around your bedroom or bathroom soiled items should put aside for laundering or cleaning and necessary repairs all clothing should be return to proper hangers use shaped jacket hangers for blazers Shoes should be stuffed with tissue or with cedar shoe trees(never metal) to retain their shaped and should be cleaned and polished when necessary
THE TERMS OF DRESS CASUAL - denotes sports or relaxed attire
INFORMAL DRESS - signifies an afternoon dress for woman and for the man “coat and tie.
SEMI FORMAL DRESS
SEMIFORMAL - connotes that the woman wears short or long cocktail
FORMAL --means the woman wears a late afternoon dress and for the man a dark suit
BLACK AND WHITE TIE
BLACK TIE - denotes a double or single breasted dinner jacket with satin or gross grain faille lapels..