Have you heard of Principles of Volume? This can be an important element when styling your outfits.
Outfits need to look balanced. Trying to style an outfit with one fuller or more voluminous item can be difficult. To achieve a balanced, harmonious and flattering look you need to consider the Principles of Volume.
Principles of Volume relates to the overall silhouette / shape of the items combined as in tops and bottoms. Tops, skirts and pant shapes can be voluminous or slim. For there to be balance and harmony in an outfit you need to wear a voluminous top with slim line pants/skirts and vice versa – wear a slim top with a more voluminous skirt or pants. This guideline creates more shape and does not result in a boxy look.
As in most things there are always exceptions. Personality Styles play a major part in how we like to wear our clothing. If your Personality Style includes Dramatic, Creative or Rebellious as mine does you may not follow the Principles of Volume guideline because you feel most comfortable when stretching or breaking the rules and like to create a look that is different to everyone else.
The following is one of my favourite outfits that combines 2 voluminous items of clothing. When I wear this I always feel liberated, free and very comfortable.