The revenge of the nerd is back with patterns and bowtie, but if like me you tend to shy away from patterns in RL, then SL can be a great platform to experiment and practice patterns on.
STYLE TIPS: Start with simple patterns that you are comfortable with and find common traits between the patterns, like colour, pattern shapes or directional flow. Use plain colours between each item to help combine the individual patterned items, e.g belt, socks and jacket in this style. The Nerd look is never short of a bag or book but remember to round of the finishing touches with a pair of geeky glasses.
As they say, accessories can make an outfit, and in this case it proved to be true. I started with the “Flying Fortress” classic aviator hat and goggles from Fashionably Dead and completely styled the rest of the outfit from there. Following your inspiration no matter the source can lead you somewhere you never expected - and create an exciting new look in the process.
Second Life is a place where you can explore different styles that may not be on your radar in real life. Find items that are modifiable and fit them together with other pieces from various designers. Add quirky pieces to make it your own.
STYLE TIPS: If you find items that are modifiable but do not come in the color you are looking for, try buying it in a light shade such as white or gray and then using the edit menu to tint it to the color you are looking for.
After being in SL for many year, I find that I already own most of the male items that I care to own. In a search for new items to wear, I checked out some of the many women’s stores to see what I could find that would be unisex enough to add to my own inventory. I added a few new pieces to my current collection to create somthing new for myself. Just because items are at a women’s store, does not mean they cannot be edited to fit your shape.
STYLE TIPS: If you are worried about prims not being appropriate for male use, ask one of your girl friends about the items before you buy them. Chances are, if the items are from a popular store, they already own them and can let you know which clothing items will work and which will not.
While winter has never been one of my favorite seasons, one of the benefits that cold weather brings is the arrival of winter clothes. I love to capture the feel of the season in SL by utilizing all of my clothing layer options. Layers help give an outfit depth and allow us to incorporate so many varying looks into an ensemble. Throw a roaring fire into the equation and you can stay warm no matter how cold it looks outside!
Sometimes stores will have an item that you absolutely love, but they only come in one color. A few oldies but goodies from Redgrave have been released in a new set of colors. Make sure to check back with your favorite stores; they may release new color combinations in the future.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo DaVinci
Recently, on a shopping trip, I noticed that many stores have joined together in one central location. Although there are several different sites, this fact makes shopping a “one stop shop” for all of your favorite stores. Not only do I not have to search for different store landmarks in my inventory, I don’t have to wait and wait and wait for each store to rez once I teleport there. I love it!
When dressing up, don’t feel like you just have to grab a black suit and match it with a white shirt and tie. Try something new and play with different textures and prints. Maybe grab a colored tie and a unique looking pant. This might not be something you would automatically wear for a business meeting, but for an evening out be alittle bold and don’t be afraid to take some risks with your attire.