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Fashion Foundations (Part 1?!)

Before I even start on this entry, I wanted to share this video. Confessions of a Shopaholic is (surprise!) a movie I really like and the soundtrack is really adorable. This song is obviously very appropriate for this entry.

Ahem. Anyway.

As in real-world fashion, accessories are an important part of WoW fashion. The right boots, the perfectly-toned undershirt, a great pair of matching bracers… these are the things that can really pull an outfit together. Certainly that pair of Epic Pants of Epicness look great without a belt… but how much better would it look if you did add the Uber Belt of Uberness? In addition to tying an outfit together, having some basic accessories/key pieces can really save you on bagspace! And if these pieces aren’t soulbound? Mail them off to your RP bank alt when you’re not using them!

This entry will be about the basic pieces I keep on hand to wear with… well, just about everything. A good number of them common quality or lower, so they don’t bind and can thus be mailed to my fashion guild bank.

 


First up are the true basics: things that appear in a lot of the outfits I’ve put together. These are some great staples to have on hand for several reasons, including the basic black and white colors.

Sleeveless T-Shirt
Arcane Sash
Tuxedo Pants
Knitted Sandals

 

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Note: The Knitted Sandals will be featured throughout. They go with just about anything, so there’s no need to give them their own outfits!


I think I’ve mentioned before that the Sleeveless T-Shirt is one of my all-time favorite pieces because I love the deep v-neck robes with the shirt underneath. The revealing nature of the plunging neckline doesn’t really “fit” a lot of my characters, so layering the shirt makes the dresses wearable without being too “trampy”.

Bizarro Tanwen models (L to R):

Fen Keeper’s Robe
Spider Web Robe
Sorcerer Robe
Journeyman’s Robe

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Tanwen models (L to R):

Spellbinder Robe
Frayed Robe
Buccaneer’s Robes
Light Magesmith Robe

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Another great use of this shirt is to add a little more detail to the Runecloth Robe-style robes. It adds both a little texture in the front and back cutouts and coverage for a character who wouldn’t really bare their belly.

Left to right:

Robe of Doan
Runecloth Robe
Arcane Robe
Frostweave Robe

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Next we move onto the belt. The Arcane Sash is an excellent black belt to add to any outfit that is not brown-based. None of my characters wear a lot of brown, so I honestly haven’t even looked for a plain brown belt. This is a green-quality item, so it does bind… but it’s really worth it.

Buccaneer’s Robes
Sleeveless T-Shirt
Knitted Sandals

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Master’s Vest
Astralaan Pants
Knitted Sandals

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Imperial Red Tunic
Tuxedo Pants
Imperial Red Boots

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Formal White Shirt
Simple Kilt
Knitted Sandals

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Ah, Tuxedo Pants! Black pants that can provide a great base for that shirt that has no matching skirt or that randomly-colored top that you’re unsure how to pair. Never fear, fashionistas, because the Tuxedo Pants are there to be your go-to bottom!

Assume that the pants in all of these outfits are Tuxedo Pants.

Left to Right:

Elegant Tunic
Arcane Sash
Recruit’s Boots

Corsair’s Overshirt
Arcane Sash
Dress Shoes

Red Linen Vest
White Linen Shirt
Arcane Sash
Dress Shoes

Tuxedo Jacket
Tuxedo Shirt
Dress Shoes

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Left to Right:

Master Builder’s Shirt
Dress Shoes

Soulcloth Vest
Recruit’s Boots

Shadow Council Tunic
Arcane Sash
Shadow Council Boots

Watcher’s Tunic
White Swashbuckler’s Shirt
Astralaan Boots

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And this concludes what will probably be just the beginning of my posts about basic fashion pieces.

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September 14, 2010 - Posted by | Cloth | , ,

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