A straight guy's perspective on women's fashion
Kristen Stewart – Muted Simplicity
June 23, 2011Posted by on
It would be fair to say that we’re all fairly used to seeing Kristen Stewart in dark colors at this point. As such, I was confused as to why this particular look stood out when it could be lost in a sea of similar images. In what would normally be a problem for most people, the lack of contrast in this outfit actually plays to Kristen’s strengths.
Rather than wearing a lighter color from her color palette to create contrast, the contrast in this outfit comes from Kristen’s beautifully milky skin tone. Notice how the sleeves are a shade shorter and the pants are rolled which expose large amounts of skin to complete the look. Another piece I like is how the cotton in the shirt is woven to give an almost sheer look (which would be more subtle under normal circumstances due to the brightness of the camera’s flash). This sheer quality, along with the rolled cuff and bunching of the jeans at the calf, adds depth to what could become an overly simple look.
One word of caution if you’re over the age of 35 – going with a completely dark look like this can cause whatever wrinkles you may have to appear deeper and thus more noticeable. As such, it can cause women to appear older than their age which is why I recommend wearing lighter items around the face in those situations.