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Clothing. Discussion. Imagine you have a strict budget for clothing: What are ways to make your clothing budget go farther?. Planning Your Wardrobe. Clothes convey how you want to be seen to others Make an effort, you will feel better about the way you look. Take inventory

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  1. Clothing

  2. Discussion • Imagine you have a strict budget for clothing: • What are ways to make your clothing budget go farther?

  3. Planning Your Wardrobe • Clothes convey how you want to be seen to others • Make an effort, you will feel better about the way you look. • Take inventory • Make an organized list of your clothes- clothing inventory • This will help fill gaps in your wardrobe • Sort clothing into: • Clothes you like and wear regularly • Clothing you don’t want- give to a charitable organization • Clothing you are undecided about- go back through pile- can you fix or update?

  4. Planning New Purchases • Once you have completed your inventory-check for gaps • Needs and wants- what do you really need? Try not to focus on items you want but can do without • Budget- How much money do you have to spend on clothes? Which needs are most important? • Versatility- look for multipurpose clothes- SHOP for separates • Select colors that can go with clothing you already own • Fashion- do not spend a lot of money on fashions or fads that may go out of style • Invest in CLASSICS • Accessories- inexpensive way to dress up your wardrobe (belts, ties, scarves)

  5. Discussion • Clothing and Self- esteem • Describe outfits that make you feel partially good. • Why do these outfits have positive effects? • What colors, designs, styles boost your confidence?

  6. Family Activity • Encourage members to go through and inventory and eliminate unneeded items. • Collect the items and donate to a charitable organization

  7. Elements of Design • Use illusion to draw attention to your best features • Elements of Design • Line- guide eye movement up and down or across an area. • Important line is the outline or silhouette • Shape- form created when lines are combined ( sleeves, pockets) • Pattern- arrangement of lines, shapes, and colors • Texture- surface characteristic that you feel or see • Color- color that flatters your hair, skin, and eyes

  8. Elements of Design • Vertical Lines- make the body seem taller • Horizontal Lines- make the body seem broader • Bold patterns- illusion of an increased size • Bulky textures- add or take away size • Shiny textures- illusion of increased size • Subtle patterns- blend to illusion of solid color • Round/square shapes- illusion of increased size • Tubular shapes- appear taller and slimmer • Cool colors- illusion of reduced size • Warm colors- illusion increased size

  9. Principles of Design • Proportion- shirt tucked in (legs longer) • Emphasis- where the eyes are drawn in first; make it the best features ( scarves, belts) • Harmony-designs belong together ( doesn’t have to match, just flow together) • Scale- plain top with plaid pants • Balance- equal weight among all parts of a design • Rhythm- movement; leading the eye around the garment; repeating designs

  10. Shopping for Clothes • Getting Ready to Shop • Develop a game plan before your next shopping trip • After your inventory you will know what you need • Prioritize your list and buy highest priority items first • Shopping Strategies • Stick with your list • Purchase clothing to fill your wardrobe • Check the care label- can you give the garment proper care? • Check the price tag- does it fit into your budget? sale items are good if they meet your needs • Check the fit- try it on so it is comfortable • Check the quality- buy the best quality you can afford

  11. Shopping for Clothes • Deciding to Buy • Once you check the care, instructions, price, fit, and quality- you should know if it is a good buy for you or not • Don’t buy if you have a doubt • Check the return policy • Keep the receipt

  12. Golden Rule for Used Clothing Etiquette • Treat someone wearing older clothing the way you would like to be treated. • Do not say anything embarrassing or humiliating.

  13. Celebrities • Cut out a picture of a celebrity. • Analyze their clothing • How are their good points emphasized- modestly- using the principles of design

  14. Homework • Cut a picture from a magazine of an outfit • Accessorize the picture • Is it classic, fashionable, or fads?

  15. Homework • Look at illustrations of people dressed for a variety of careers • What careers require formal attire? • What careers allow casual clothing?

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