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 • 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?
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)
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?
Family Activity • Encourage members to go through and inventory and eliminate unneeded items. • Collect the items and donate to a charitable organization
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Celebrities • Cut out a picture of a celebrity. • Analyze their clothing • How are their good points emphasized- modestly- using the principles of design
Homework • Cut a picture from a magazine of an outfit • Accessorize the picture • Is it classic, fashionable, or fads?
Homework • Look at illustrations of people dressed for a variety of careers • What careers require formal attire? • What careers allow casual clothing?