I was first introduced to the term 'points of interest' during my image training at LII. It refers to your accessory count and also includes any focal points of interest in your outfit. For example, a bright cuff on a neutral jacket, a bold metallic belt buckle, a big bow detail on a blouse, or a vibrant nail color. These are all details which will draw the eye to focus on their dominating features.
Now, the important question:
Does your accessory count make you look cluttered or classy?
And here is your answer:
For a maximum of 10 focal points, aim to have between 6-8. If your count is below 5, feel free to add an accessory or two. Now remember, if you are wearing a bright nail color, that counts as two (one point for each hand), a neutral nail color can be 1 point for both hands. Also, remember to count every ring, bracelet and pair of earrings (delicate studs can count as one, drop earrings would be two).
Let's go through my look and see how many points of interest I have.
Earrings: 2 points
Rings: one on each hand (2 points)
Nail color: neutral (1 point)
Shoes: they pop (2 points)
For a total of 7 points. Easy, right?
Now, take the test yourself:
How many points of interest does your outfit have?
I'm loving my new floral denim so much! I've re-styled them here for a workday, but it all depends on the dress code of your company. In my opinion this is a perfect look if you are in a creative industry, as those dress codes tend to be more casual and you have more room to be playful.
I hope you are having a wonderful week!
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