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Dressing Like A Super Hero!

Kathleen Thometz

Posted on March 27, 2018 18:29

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If you are developing your clothing style, you need look no further than your living room or bat cave for inspiration.

I've been on a quest to discover my signature style. I spent two years wearing pink every day. While I received many compliments, being so obvious can have drawbacks; consider the turtleneck-wearing Elizabeth Holmes,of Theranos notoriety. For the last three years, I've worn a tailored Mumu "uniform" consisting of leggings, tunic and boots or Fitflops depending on the season. I'm a little fitter, so I'm looking to show my waist again, preferably cinched in a Cat Woman-like utility belt.

As you can probably tell, I'm inspired by superheroes. When little kids don a superhero getup they tend to be better behaved and work longer at boring tasks; I wouldn't mind a little of that. I like ensembles that are dramatic but not too "costumey". I didn't know how to achieve this look so I took some online surveys.

I loved the Visual Therapy Quiz because it asked about my home decor, an area where I excel. My dominant style is "Whimsical"; I adore color and mixing and matching patterns. My combination style is Avant Garde; I look at fashion as an extension of my creativity. While these results were spot on, I couldn't make the leap from information to outfits, so I signed up for Stitch Fix.

For a $20 fee (refunded if you keep something), the cost of the clothes, and free shipping, a stylist would assemble outfits for me. I filled out the questionnaire including a note about upcoming events in my life. I typed in "two kids graduating and I love Save the Queen" tops. They responded asking if I'd like to add anything else. Going for broke, I typed, "I love hats but have a large head, I adore superhero costumes! Can I wear a cape?" When my box arrived, I was disappointed that there was no sparkly red cat suit inside. My stylist got my current style but didn't get my vision for myself. I needed a dresser/costumer, someone like Andrew Weitz of Hollywood fame, but more theatrical.

So I called on my artist friend, also named Kathleen, who has a great, fun, bohemian, personal style. She headed up to my bedroom and spent an hour creating ensembles that I would never have imagined resided in my closet! She assembled a tie-dyed tunic with white Talbot's pants and a gold belt. Sleeveless shirts became vests. So fun! I'm not sure where she found the bullwhip that she put with the never worn, mod, bell-bottoms and Alpaca poncho. She told me to stop dressing to cover my perceived flaws. When I tried on her outfits, I couldn't believe how great they made me look!

What's her secret? She says she mostly buys used clothes. "I can spot designer pieces pretty quickly and I always dress high-low. I pair a good piece with something cheap, plain pants with a wild top. I wear a lot of emerald green, it's my favorite color. It's the color of my front door."

Kathleen Thometz

Posted on March 27, 2018 18:29

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