I thought Ariel was the best place to start because let's be honest- who didn't want to be her as a kid? (And maybe still...) While I think a lot of people would dress Ariel in sea-shell themed and all-around beachy clothing, my take on Ariel is that she's much more color-bold. I mean, a girl who matches a purple clamshell bustier with green scales and red hair? Clearly she likes to play with bold jewel tones. I mostly kept with her original preferred palette, but I did toss in some other colors I think she'd love, as well as a nautical look as a modern nod to her roots. I also mostly kept to peplum, ruffled and mermaid cuts, and things to show off the legs, 'cause hello? Also - nary a heel in sight for this recently legged gal. ;)
More on my choices below!
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1st looks: Ariel would love a good, chic frock. For Ariel, it's all about the gams - you don't trade away your beautiful voice for a pair of legs and then not show them off, amirite? But a girl gets nostalgic, so I kept with Ariel's typical palette (for the most part).
In this look: teal/green dress options: sheath dress, color blocked dress, or a ruffle dress; a bold purple bag for pop, Fuscia flats and jewel-toned bracelets to finish off the look.
2nd look: Ariel's gotta have at least one outfit that's a tongue-in-cheek nod to her sea origins, and what better way to do that than with nautical stripes and navy & white polka dot?
3rd looks: More tealish-green and aqua for our mermaid, plus a few more pieces of her signature purple, and some more bold color pops. More shapes for Ariel to play with in this look, with scale-mimicing ruffles, slightly-mermaid cut, flowy flares and a slinky bandage dress for a night out on the town with Eric. ;)
In this look: Purple bandage dress; Tiered ruffle blouse & Purple skinny jeans; Aqua dress; coral ballet flat or aqua flats, 'cause no heels for this gal; turquoise drop earrings and bright yellow purse for pop!
So, do you agree to disagree with how I styled everyone's favorite mermaid? How would you style her? Let me know in the comments, and if you want to try your hand at a lookbook, make sure to share it for FTF!
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