Clarisse’s Closet 2014 Spring Collection
It’s (almost) finally here! The 2014 Spring Collection is our debut collection of designer clothing for American Girl (or 18″) dolls. Along with Clarisse’s signature wool felt hats, the collection features a versatile selection of Clarisse’s original designs that can easily be mix-and-matched with other items in the collection or pieces that you already have in your doll’s closet. With an array of bright colors, prints, and a varied selection of fabrics, the Clarisse’s Closet 2014 Spring Collection has something for every doll’s style!
The collection will be released on Etsy on Friday, March 14th. Stay tuned for a link!
View the lookbook to preview the whole collection! A brief description accompanies one of the appearances of each piece.
Click here to view the full page booklet!
Question from K: I’m having the toughest time styling the dress from the AG Karaoke Outfit (1999-2003). I think it has the potential to be sophisticated and whimsical- but I’m stumped. Any ideas?
I’m sure quite a few of you have this dress in your stash, but for those of you who don’t, I hope these outfits will give you some ideas for other dresses you may have in your wardrobe! Unfortunately I don’t own the dress, so I used a virtual outfit creating website (Polyvore) to come up with some outfits. I used some doll sized pieces, and filled in the gaps with girl-sized basics that can easily be translated into things your doll may have in her wardrobe.
Fun and Flirty: First I wanted to try really allowing the dress to be the focus of the outfit. The pearls add a bit of sophistication and the hair-flower brings out the pink in the brocade while dressing up the look a bit. Paired with simple ivory tights and black flats, the dress is perfect for a party!
City Chic: The second look is a little more casual, perfect for a day out shopping! Isabelle’s Accessories pair nicely with the dress, giving it a more modern look. The scarf adds a little more flair to the outfit, and you can’t go wrong with the Pretty and Plaid Outfit boots!
Indie Girl: This look plays up the 90′s vibe with the long-sleeve under-layer and a slouchy hat. Keeping the accessories minimal and monochromatic make the look a little less girly, but still stylish. (Black boots are the AG Fashion Boots)
I hope this helps give you some ideas!
Have a question about Clarisse’s style? Have a piece in your wardrobe that you need help styling? Or are you just in a style rut and can’t seem to find your way out? Leave a comment here or send Clarisse a message via the “Contact Me” link at the top of the page, and Clarisse will answer your fashion questions here on the blog!
We’re sort of at that point where it’s not quite spring, but it doesn’t feel like winter anymore because the birds have started chirping in the mornings and the sunlight seems to have that glorious magic that you can almost see beaming down to give life to the sad, brown, snow-scattered ground. Today, I did my best at a “transition outfit,” with a lighter weight jacket and a silk scarf as opposed to one of my chunky knit ones. I almost went with a pop of color to contrast all my neutrals, but sometimes it’s fun to just let the neutrals be.
What I’m wearing:
Jacket: Just18inches on ETSY
Tee: AG Cargo Outfit
Jeans: Closet4Chloe on ETSY
Boots: AG Blue Ribbon Riding
Scarf: Clarisse Original
Hat: Vintage (Ebay)
Creating a style that’s all your own can be difficult, especially when you and many of your peers shop at the same stores. These styling tips will help you break out of the mold and stand out with your own unique style!
Part 5: Choose a Fashion Idol
When all else fails in creating your own style- steal someone else’s! You will undoubtedly come through with your own twist on it anyway, so it will still be uniquely yours. Find a celebrity (or a few!) with a look that you love, and use their outfits to get ideas. Collect pictures of your favorite outfits of theirs (hello Pinterest!) and then study them. Ask yourself what makes the outfit appeal to you. Is it the colors that she (or he) mixes? The patterns? Maybe the cut of the clothing or the way the fabric drapes? If you can identify these elements, that can help you apply them to your own wardrobe without being discouraged that you don’t have the exact top or the exact accessory that she’s wearing.
Taylor Swift- Taylor is a great gal for inspiration for a girly-girl, with an occasionally edgy side. I loved the colors that she put together in this outfit, and when I saw the skirt I knew I had just the one to use in recreating her look!
Picture Source: Pinterest
Top: Clarisse Original
Skirt: AG Bitty Blossom Outfit
Shoes: AG Kit’s Floral Print Dress
Bag: Battat (found one here)
Emma Watson- Emma can rock a lot of different looks, but she always looks very stylish. Even in a comfy travel outfit, you can tell she has a great sense of style! I love the monochromatic scheme of this outfit, and the mixing of a baggy sweater with a slim-fitting bottom half.
Picture Source: Pinterest
Sweatshirt: KateLaurenDesigns on ETSY
Blouse: AG Nicki’s Meet
Bag: DesignsbyOrvie on ETSY
Shoes: AG Samantha’s Meet Shoes (with straps removed)
Elle Fanning- Elle has such a sweet look and always looks fabulous in photo shoots. She tends to wear oversized clothes with a boho look, but when I stumbled on this picture, I thought she looked adorable! I don’t have a skirt exactly like hers, but this pleated skirt is a similar style and I used the shoes to add in the colors of her skirt. Since my skirt is so plain, I added the bow belt as a “Clarisse” touch.
Picture Source: Pinterest
Top: OG Color Me Plaid
Skirt: AG I Like Your Style
Belt: OG Belt It Up
Shoes: AG Sparkly Tunic and Jeans
Glasses: AG Sweet Peach Glasses
Watch: AG 2012 Holiday Accessories
This concludes the “Creating a Unique Style” Style Series! I’m looking forward to the next Style Series, where I’ll be sharing tips on designing and creating your own clothing and accessories!
Tonight my friend Astrid and I are heading out for a night on the town! For us, that just means going to the movies, but we decided to get a little extra dressed-up just for fun. Mostly we wanted to show off our snazzy new purses that we got from this hole-in-the-wall Etsy shop that I discovered last week. Get this- they’re real leather, one-of-a-kind, and they even come with little matching wallets and money inside! Definitely will be shopping there again. And yes, I realize that you will all have “Sunglasses at Night” stuck in your head for the rest of the evening. I think the studded purse and chain necklace went to my head and I couldn’t put the rockstar sunglasses down. It’s just too much fun.
What I’m Wearing:
Purses: designsbyorvie on ETSY
Dress: KateLaurenDesigns on ETSY
Jacket: AG 2012 Holiday Accessories
Tights: AG Winter Magic
Boots: AG Horse Lover
Necklace: 2SistersSewCrafty on ETSY
What Astrid’s Wearing:
Skirt, Blouse, and Hat: Clarisse Originals
Jacket: AG Coconut’s Best Friend
Boots: AG Pretty and Plaid