WIW: Attempts at maximalixm

I must admit, I'm enjoying the maximalism trend more than I thought I would already.  I was already adding color back in to my wardrobe, and now I'm experimenting with more pattern and texture, and with wearing lots of statement items at once (which is my attempt at maximalism).

Today is a low-key day, so I decided to take the free time and upload a few photos.

#1 pink paisley with harems and leather.  The pink top is huge on me, but I like the drapey-ness, and looking at the picture makes me want to wear it again.

#2 blush top (with a ruffled back), brown plush vest and pearls.  The jeans are caught on my boot - they really are long enough.

#3 hot pink pants (may be becoming work horses) with black and white pattern mixing.

#4 just a basic asymmetrical sweater with cropped pants.  Added jewelry to increase maximalism.

#5 caramel sweater, with jacket.  Not too maximal, but comfortable for me.

#6 dark floral, cream plush vest. Tried tucking and adding a belt.

#7 This year's plaid shirt (brown, navy and cream) and cream plush vest.  Should have tucked....

All feedback is welcome - especially suggestions for improvement.

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • replied 4 years ago

    Some good looks here - my favorite is #1!

  • Karie replied 4 years ago

    Very nice! #4, #5, and #6 are my favorites. You do maximal very well!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 4 years ago

    great job my faves are #1 and #6   

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Maximalism suits you! Digging 1, 2, 4 & 6 the most!

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    I love your hair in #1 and 1,2, 4 and 5 are my favorites.

  • replied 4 years ago

    I love #1, but all outfits look great. ;)

  • Joyce B replied 4 years ago

    Those are great outfits. My favorite is number 4.

  • harmonica replied 4 years ago

    Wow, really great outfits! #1 is my favorite! 

  • Dottie replied 4 years ago

    You look great.  You really seem to have found your groove!

  • Alexandra replied 4 years ago

    You look great! I especially like how you look in #1, 2, and 5. The first one strikes me as fairly edgy, the second as a really fun and laid back, and the third as pretty classic. Very cool!

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Oh wow -- I love your hair!! It's looking just wonderful -- so spunky on you and shows up your eyes and pretty smile. 

    You're looking great. That pink in #1 is sensational on you, and what a fun, edgy outfit. I adore #2, also. The furry vest thing is working for you!!

    Great to see you post. 

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    Hi Amy!  You are so skilled at remixing your favorite pieces!  I love the sophi-boho (that's sophisticated boho) of #1 and the crisp prep pattern mixing in 3.  The fact that you mixed them with hot pink pants in a classic silhouette is stellar!

    This has been such an odd Autumn weather wise.  We're going to start November by hitting 80 again!

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Wow - thank you all for the kind words!  I don't feel like I have 'getting dressed' all figured out, but I do feel like it's starting to be worth the efforts I've put in over the past four years or so.   I need to be more consistent about actually putting together outfits and taking pictures so that I can continue to improve.

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    And BethAnn - it has been a weird autumn weather-wise!  We were in the mid-eighties yesterday and 72 today.  I'm guessing it's that heat that's coming your way.  I can't complain, even though it means not wearing my fall and winter clothes a whole lot yet.

  • Windchime replied 4 years ago

    I like how you're "doing" maximalism! The harems look fantastic on you, as do your furry vests, necklaces, and neckerchief. Your hair is looking wonderful, too.

  • Runcarla replied 4 years ago

    Amiable - best ever set! Top to toe fabulourpsness. Love how you've changed up the hair for different looks. Can't pick a favourite 'cause they are all just great!

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    #1 and #2 are my favorites - wow worthy!

  • Momo replied 4 years ago

    Love the furry vest.. three is my favorite.. it just pops to me !

  • Cococat replied 4 years ago

    Nice looks. I love the harems and jacket!

  • RobinF replied 4 years ago

    These are some great looks. My favs are #1, those harems are great on you, and #5, the whole thing really works.

  • kkards replied 4 years ago

    oh. love your hair! espeically as you've styled it in #1 &2! the harems are fab....but if i had to pick a fav it would be #3...

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Thanks for the hair love!  I decided that it was time I grew up and hired a real stylist instead of going to the cheapest place I could tolerate and getting someone different every haircut.  I like that I have someone who knows my style and knows my hair and how to make it work for me!

You need to be logged in to comment