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power • ensemble • walking
minimalist• an impact
  1. I would love to go outside and get some exercise. Just let me change into some around clothes.
  2. She is a fashion , so all of her outfits look basically the same.
  3. His class made on me.
  4. That is a very interesting that you are wearing today.
  5. I feel more capable when I wear a suit.
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Mixer #59 Clothes

What are you wearing? Six people describe what they are wearing.

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power tie


I'm wearing a navy blue power tie.

A power tie or suit are clothes we wear for serious business.  They help us look more professional.  Notice the following:

  1. He wore a red power tie to the meeting.
  2. Power suits are always dark colors.

striking ensemble.


Skip today has a striking ensemble.

A fashion ensemble is a set of clothes and accessorries that are worn together.  The word is a bit formal.  Notice the following:

  1. Her Versace ensemble was far too trendy for work.
  2. That's a lovely ensemble.

walking around clothes.


I pack walking around clothes.

Walking around clothes are casual clothes we wear on weekends when away from work or school.  Notice the following:

  1. I only pack walking around clothes when I travel.
  2. I buy walking around clothes at second hand shops.



My style is minimalist.

Minimalist clothing uses very simple colors or patterns.  The best example would be a black shirt, black pants and black shoes.  Notice the following:

  1. The band was dressed in minimalist clothes.
  2. She's a fashion minimalist.

makes an impact.


I think it makes an impact.

Something that makes an impact has a big effect on people or things.  Notice the following:

  1. Dressing professionally makes an impact during interviews.
  2. His speech on the environment made an impact on me.