As soon as I saw it I thought this striking image by John Rawlings had some serious potential. Not only was the ensemble divine, it was a great front facing image showcasing a bold color pairing that I could mess with in Photoshop to test out-- well other color pairings. Since I only have a few vintage suits, of course I want to figure out how to style them in multiple ways for maximum versatility. What easier way to test out some options than in the one-click-away digital realm? Lets play around...
Here is the original outfit, a lovely mid-toned blue suit paired with a rich warm red vest, hat, and leather bag and punctuated with fresh white gloves. Red and Blue are both primary colors, and as a rule I love putting primary colors together, even all three of them at once like in this recent outfit of mine. One could easily swap out the white gloves here for yellow and the look would still definitely work even if it would be a bit more bold.
One could always play with balance too, as the two choices above are both accented with black and orange but look rather different just based on balance. In the first option the gloves and hat are orange while the vest and handbag are black, and in the second these colors are reversed. Strange how just switching which color is focused where can make the results look so different!
How about a few more options for the brown/tan suit before we go?
I hope you all enjoyed this little ramble through the wardrobe planning possibilities of photoshop :) You could even do something similar with a photo you take of yourself in a suit or dress you'd like to digitally accessorize. Somehow I though the original image was just begging to be played with and I'm afraid I got rather carried away with the idea! How do you all plan out future ideas for items already in your wardrobe?