What I wore today: off shoulder top & denim mini skirt | Mademoiselle
After delving into my 30X30 Spring Pod, I feel like I'm slowly making progress with my personal style. As someone who bragged about knowing what she likes, and How? 'Or' What to wear it,...

Ulla Johnson floral off shoulder top worn with Aje coda denim skirt

After delving into my 30X30 Spring Pod, I feel like I'm slowly making progress with my personal style. As someone who bragged about knowing what she likes, and How? 'Or' What to wear it, that part of the postpartum experience left me a bit lost. And I think it probably shows in the outfits I've thrown together at random.

Wearing Ulla Johnson Off Shoulder Top (here too and white floral version here); Aje denim mini skirt; Two-tone Vaneli pumps; Vintage Fendi bag; Linjer earrings (10% reduction on jewelry with the code "mademoiselle10"); Missoma Bracelet

So when I tinkered this outfit together this morning, I felt a little sparkle. I felt like ... me. The "me" before having a baby. And while I'm not sure that's quite the point, I loved the way this outfit came together. It was comfortable, relatively simple, but looked laid back and a little dressed.

Let's quickly go over the outfit.

The top is a navy blue off the shoulder top Ulla johnson, which I bought while I was pregnant. I tried to trace this since month, and finally got lucky The real real. I sized up to a US6 / FR38, and I'm glad I did. It doesn't look too chunky and has a nice relaxed fit across the body. For me, the winning detail is this puffed sleeve, with a tie on the shoulder. The pretty print all over the sheet adds extra depth, and the navy color on the top is a winner for me. Even though I like wearing black from head to toe, it can sometimes feel a little 'harsh' when worn close to my face. The Navy is the perfect alternative.

They say navy and black shouldn't be worn together, but clearly I don't mind breaking the style rules. I tend to build most of my outfits around a center piece, and today was this mini trapeze denim from Aje. My body has changed dramatically since I had a baby, and my beloved ASOS denim mini no longer fit the way he used to. Denim skirts have always been a big part of my uniform style, so I was determined to find an alternative that made in shape. It ticks so many boxes and the A-line silhouette is super flattering as well. Love the little raw edge hem, add extra texture to the look!

Finally… accessories. I kept it simple with two old favorites. My two-tone Vaneli pumps are part of these safety pieces for me. I can wear them with virtually any outfit and know it will work. So, it was a bit of a no-brainer. I liked that there was a certain juxtaposition with the styling elements here as well. The top and the shoes are dressier, then the skirt has a real relaxed vibe. Paired together, it feels like there's a nice balance, which looks ultra feminine (something I find works well for me). I didn't want to carry a bag across my body, so I went with my Fendi Mama Zucca bag. It has a really soft texture and shape which I think complemented the rest of the outfit well.


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You should also note the word “model” in the Wikipedia definition above as lookbooks should go beyond standard boring product imagery and really expel excitement in the product. This is where photography will play a crucial role in producing a quality lookbook. Think large photos with empowering subjects. Think of your lookbook as someone’s actual daily life and create those lifestyle shots that make a connection. For this reason, it’s important to find a model that mirrors the same qualities of the gamme.

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Most lookbooks are a standard 8. 5x11 which makes it easy to portray standing or réactive models. The photos should take up most of the page with the text out of the way. Don’t be afraid to keep it SIMPLE. The product you are selling is the most important element on the page and should attract the whole attention of the reader. Placing a model photo on the left side page complemented by close-ups of the clothing is a great way to display the collection.

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Lookbooks should have a cohesive look. The selection of models and their styles should be aligned with what the brand wants to communicate their target group. When choosing the theme for the lookbook, design it around the emotions and vibe that the client wants to convey.

With clothing line photos, focus on how the person wearing the clothes will appear and the quality and details on the clothing. Full body shots will let potential customers visualize how they’ll look wearing the clothes. And to emphasize the details and quality of the products, you can take images that are up-close using tight focal lengths like 50mm, 85mm, or even 100mm.

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