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1. Focal Point

This swimsuit has an ideal Focal Point for the Refined Gamine Style. The Focal Point is the empire waist, accomplished here by a bandeau.

3. Ornament

The necklace repeats the color of the swimsuit and its beads allude to the shapes of the printed robe. This brings an appropriate rhythm.

2. Line

The Line of this swimsuit is very clearly defined, and is strongly Alpha. The small, circular geometrics of the printed robe are also great for the Refined Gamine.

4. Fabric

The swimsuit and robe are both made of firm, medium weight fabrics. These fabrics hold the clean Lines that are so crucial for the Refined Gamine.

1. Focal Point

The Focal Point for the Refined Gamine is the high, bolero waist. Emphasis is placed high on the body using details like a seam, pockets or a yoke.

3. Ornament

Ornaments are helpful to achieve a necessary intensity. This look shows that earrings, hat, gloves, belt and bracelet need to “match” in order to create rhythm.

2. Line

Line is the most important consideration for the Refined Gamine. Lines are clean, curved and often short and the silhouette is very Alpha, or fitted.

4. Fabric

Fabrics are best when they are smooth-finished, firm and medium-weight, with balanced weave or no drape. Small scale, sharply defined prints define the style.
           

1. Focal Point

The Focal Point for the Refined Gamine is the high, bolero waist. Here, emphasis is placed high on the body with cropped tops.

3. Ornament

Ornaments establish intensity. Here, the shapes of the ornaments are small in scale or narrow, clean lined, rounded, and rhythmical or matching.

2. Line

Line is the key element for the Refined Gamine. Clean, curved lines are emphasized through the use of very Alpha or fitted tops, sleeves and pants.

4. Fabric

Medium weight fabrics like polished cottons and firm t-shirts work well because they are smooth finished, firm and balanced. The small-scale prints really suit.

1. Focal Point

The cropped bra top establishes the high, bolero Focal Point of the Refined Gamine and the use of several necklaces emphasizes it.

3. Ornament

Since this outfit doesn’t use a print, ornaments add essential detail for the Refined Gamine. Matching chains work well to establish rhythm.

2. Line

The clean lines of this skirt and top showcase the Refined Gamine. Matching narrow straps in the top and sandals are also an expression of fitted “Alpha-ness.”

4. Fabric

This medium-weight, non–draping or balanced-weave, polished cotton has a firm finish that holds the line well for the Refined Gamine.

1. Focal Point

The cropped bra top establishes the Focal Point with a curved line across the bust-line, in keeping with the curved clean lines of the Refined Gamine.

3. Ornament

The studs inlaid into the top work because they are small, closely spaced and match the earrings. They serve as ornament, strengthen the line and add intensity.

2. Line

The top and skirt have clean, well-defined lines in this Alpha ensemble. The straps add intensity and keep the emphasis from dropping to the midriff.

4. Fabric

This medium-weight smooth-finish fabric is probably stretch, but its tight weave and obvious body make it a good choice for a Refined Gamine.

1. Focal Point

The closely spaced geometrics of this fitted sweater define the focal point of the bolero waist with a variation in the pattern at just the right place.

3. Ornament

The gloves, headscarf and hat work beautifully to add pizzazz to this outfit because they perfectly complement its patterns and colors.

2. Line

The clean Alpha line of the Refined Gamine is clearly marked here by fitted sleeves, torso and pants. The patterns and stripes accentuate the Line.

4. Fabric

Not every Refined Gamine can carry this outfit. Knit sweaters have texture, which isn’t great, and smaller-scale prints are better than these larger motifs.

1. Focal Point

While the Refined Gamine bolero waist is not highlighted here, the curvy applique under the arm carries the eye and approximates the Focal Point.

3. Ornament

The accessories show intensity and panache, but they are not truly in keeping with the Style's aesthetic of small, circular, sharply defined shapes.

2. Line

The fitted alpha sleeves, neckline and bodice clearly define the lines of this amazing Refined Gamine ensemble.

4. Fabric

The small-scale, densely patterned print of this smooth-finished, balanced-weave cotton is a perfect vehicle for the Refined Gamine archetype.

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