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Should Your Wrist Determine What You Wear Colleen Hammond

Should Your Wrist Determine What You Wear?

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Does Your Wrist Hold the Secret to What You Should Wear?


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Using your wrist to determine your body frame will definitely get you one step closer to achieving that fabulous self-confidence in your wardrobe that you’re looking for.

But it’s not the only thing.

Did you know that it’s possible to have the exact same BMI as a person standing beside you, and be an entirely different size because of their bone structure?

In this day and age, it is a piece of cake to unearth countless videos, blogs, websites, apps, and pages that are dedicated to discovering what your body type may be. “Just enter your bust, waist, and hip measurement…” However, what are they telling you?

Not much, really.

Haven’t you been left “wanting” after those “calculators”? Very quickly, we come to the realization that those three simple torso measurements just will not do! There’s much more to determining your body type than just your bust, waist, and hip measurements.

Using your Wrist to Determine Your Body Frame Colleen HammondThere’s height, weight (plus where you gain/lose weight), torso length, leg length, lower abdomen, neck circumference, bicep circumference, wrist circumference…

The list of important (yet neglected) measurements goes on and on, and it soon becomes clear that “something is missing” from those online calculators.

There are so many analyses that come into play, so we’ll focus on one today.

Body Frame

A small framed woman will have different issues with dressing than a medium framed or large framed woman. We’ll discuss those details in the next blog post, but first let’s find out what your Body Frame is.

What is the secret to discovering your Body Frame using your wrist?Measure above the wrist bone - Colleen Hammond

By measuring the circumference of your wrist (just above the wrist bone), you can combine it with your height for a swift and simple body frame calculator. Then compare that measurement to the chart (included in this blog post). 

Less accurate than a tape measure is your own hand. Wrap your thumb and middle finger around the same area of your wrist. If they overlap, you have a small frame. If they touch, you have a middle frame. And if they barely touch, you have a large frame.

Awesome trick, isn’t it?

Even though these were just simple, short, and swift examples, doesn’t it make you think?

If the measurement of a wrist can be so important to dressing in clothing that fit, flatter, and fabulously focus on you, then you know that there are numerous other body measurements that should not be neglected either.

Make sure you watch this video for more help.

In the next blog post, we’ll discuss details about how to dress your small, medium, or large Body Frame!

Capsule Sudoku Bingo

Capsule Wardrobe Sudoku (or Bingo)

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Capsule Wardrobe Sudoku (or Bingo)

What is Capsule Wardrobe Sudoku?

This idea of a Capsule Sudoku is to “shake up” your wardrobe. It will help you “shop your closet”, and give you some different ideas of mixing and matching items of clothing.

Kind of like “Garanimals” for adults! Items will mix and match with each other seamlessly.

If you’d rather watch a video of how to do a Capsule Sudoku, check it out on my YouTube channel here. (And while you’re there, subscribe and click the bell!) click the bell

Ready?

Basic Form

Now, how to fill it!

Here’s the key: If you’re a beginner, pick two neutral colors and one accent color. (Advanced Fashionistas will pick two accent colors and one neutral!)

For this example, I stuck with blue & white as neutrals, and a blush pink for the accent color:

 

How They Mix and Match

Every row matches:




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Every column matches:
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You can even do the diagonals, because they match, too!

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Do you want to play around with it online before your personal closet? Try the Polyvore Template, first!

ADVANCED CAPSULE SUDOKU

Two accent colors (green & pink) and one neutral (black):

Capsule Sudoku Bingo Pink Green

Pink, green, and beige.

Beginner: Two neutral colors (black & white) and one accent (blue):

Capsule Sudoku Bingo Royal Blue Black

Royal blue, black, and white.

 

What do you think? Will this help you try new things? Let me know!

Here’s a short training:

 

Here are some sets made by others by using the Capsule Sudoku Template on Polyvore.

 

Mustard and Grey, created by krista-knudsen

Mustard and Grey, created by krista-knudsen

Red, Orange, and Yellow, created by krista-knudsen

Red, Orange, and Yellow, created by krista-knudsen

Red and Sky Blue, created by krista-knudsen

Red and Sky Blue, created by krista-knudsen

Coral, Tan and Cream with a Touch of Seafoam Green, Created by krista-knudsen

Coral, Tan and Cream with a Touch of Seafoam Green, Created by krista-knudsen

Mint, Navy, and Orange, Created by krista-knudsen

Mint, Navy, and Orange, Created by krista-knudsen

Red, Green and Tan/Cream, Created by krista-knudsen

Red, Green and Tan/Cream, Created by krista-knudsen

Red, blue, yellow, Created by krista-knudsen

Red, blue, yellow, Created by krista-knudsen

Wardrobe #1 - Sudoku Style, Created by ariaquinn

Wardrobe #1 – Sudoku Style, Created by ariaquinn

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