August 16, 2017

4 Ways to Feel Confident in Your Clothing



Are you new to the wonderful world of fashion or maybe just in a style-rut? Want to look like all those OOTD beauties on Instagram? It's not really as hard as you think, you don't even need to buy a whole new wardrobe (I mean you can if you've got money to burn but it's not in any way crucial to your success.) All you need to feel fabulous in your clothes is confidence.

When we get dressed some of us tend to play it safe, we second guess what our "style instincts" are telling us and end up choosing a look that doesn't push the boundaries of our comfort. In this post I will share with you my advice on how to dress with confidence and to hone in on your unique sense of fashion, so that you too, may showcase your own eponymous brand of style.



Je Ne Sais Quoi:
You've probably noticed that some people just seem to know what they're doing when it comes to dressing. Style comes easily to them and they make it look effortless. They have that special something, you just cannot put your finger on it, but it's there. They have confidence. They know what looks good on them, they have spent time and money curating a closet full of clothes that are "their style" and they understand that by wearing things that make them feel good, that confidence will show through in their outfit.

It really comes down to being comfortable with yourself exactly the way you are and not being afraid of what other people think. When you stop worrying that everyone is looking at you, you will begin to realize how confident you really are. Strut your stuff, take risks, learn from your mistakes, really get to know yourself, and always trust your instincts.



Inspiration Over Imitation:
When I said before that you can look great in your current wardrobe, I wasn't joking. You do not need to go out and buy new clothing to start making great outfits, in fact, you will likely develop a better sense of style if you challenge yourself to work with what you already have. It can be hard when you're looking through Pinterest or Instagram at all the beautiful OOTDs, the temptation to buy all the items in their posts is REAL. You know it looks good on them so why wouldn't it look good on you? This can be a mistake,  buying things because stylish people are wearing them is kind of like cheating on a test; you may have gotten a good mark but you didn't really learn anything.

Instead of copying the outfit why not use it as "inspiration" for your own looks, sometimes seeing what other people are wearing can give you some great ideas of your own. If you do find a look that's a must-try, why not recreate it using items from your own closet, by putting your own twist on it you get to test drive the outfit without much investment and it can help boost your outfit planning confidence for the next look.



Comfort Always Wins:
This may seem strange but wearing something that is comfortable can definitely boost your overall confidence in your outfit. We've all gone out in something that was too tight, too loose, too short, too long. too itchy, etc. Wearing clothing that doesn't fit right is going to make you feel self-conscious, this is definitely going to attract attention but it won't be the good kind. Comfort and fashion are not mutually exclusive, there are plenty of brands that produce clothing that feels good, fits great and looks fabulous, look for quality pieces made from breathable fabrics and you won't be disappointed.



Resist Fear:
Whenever we push ourselves there will be fears, doubts, reservations. The people who, in my opinion, look their best are constantly living outside their comfort bubble. The decide that they're going to bend or break the conventional notions of what fashion is and they come out looking stylish most of the time, and if they don't, they've learned a lesson for the future. Like everything in life, confidence, style and beauty take practice.

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I hope these tips are helpful, let me know in the comments what are your go-to confidence boosters when you are choosing your outfits!
Erin 
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July 25, 2017

Fashion Forever? The Future of Design.

Image VIA Catherine Wales

***Blog post is part of a Blogging Competition organized by CGTrader , all thoughts are my own unless otherwise stated. Image credits are all noted and linked below.


This may seem a tad strange, but although I have always loved fashion and clothing, I have not always felt stylish. Over the years I have come to embrace my own sense of style, to feel confident in my clothing and to enjoy creating my own unique looks. Fashion to me, has always been a means of escape from reality, a way to try on a different persona each time I got dressed. Growing up isn't easy, carving out our identity can be a struggle but finding our own sense of style is a "right of passage".

The world has always experienced some sort of  turmoil, but alongside those tumultuous times there has always been clothing, fashion. So as we head in the direction of a new decade, I wonder what this will mean for fashion design, what will the future hold?

Fashion designers have always experimented with their own version of futuristic clothing; shiny, metallic, cylindrical. But the very next season they are inevitably going back in time, to an era filled with nostalgia and comfort. Trends come and go and then they come back around again, always leaving us with a strange sense of deja vu. But will these habits of design remain in the face of war, famine, natural disasters? If we look to history again, we know that in desperate times, if there's anything we can count on, anything that can cheer us up, it's fashion.


Designers are constantly challenged to create new, different, innovative and there is nothing that checks all these boxes like 3D printing for fashion items. I recently came across this technology and I was amazed; it can be used to create accessories, shoes and even clothing. If this isn't the first wave of our fashion design future, I don't know what it could be.



Image VIA 3DIndustry.com

Despite the fact that we cannot predict the future, we can guess a few things. The future of fashion design need to turn a corner, the current model which pumps new clothing into stores and onto websites not just monthly, not just weekly but sometimes daily, is not sustainable. The fashion industry pollutes, consumers are buying, using and purging at alarming rates and although there are eco, sustainable, and ethical brands paving the way to a better industry, there is still much more to be done. I can admit as a consumer who recently became aware of this problem after watching "The True Cost" that although I want to shop only sustainable brands, I have ad a hard time completely dedicating myself to it.

It is my hope for the future of design that companies start to care about more than just the bottom line, that they reach out to consumers for their thoughts and opinions and that they strive to make positive changes to their design and production models. I also believe it is the responsibility of all governments to encourage clothing companies to make the necessary ethical/sustainable changes to their supply chain and to reward companies who comply.

We will always have fashion and style in one form or another. Will it be something that we can all be proud of? Only time will tell but one thing is for sure, fashion is worth it. What are your thoughts on the future of design? Let me know in the comments below!
Erin 
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July 20, 2017

How To Style: White Sneakers



I'm back again with another installment of my "How To Style" series, where I give my perspective on how I would style certain items of clothing. In my last post 5 Elements to Outfit-Planning Perfection, I talked about using one key wardrobe item that you love as the "focal point" of your outfit. By choosing one item to build upon it makes the process of attaining a "put-together" look much quicker and easier.

One item I have been seeing for awhile on Instagram which peaked my interest is the "sneakers" or "trainers" trend. In particular, I wanted white sneakers because they look so fresh and can literally be paired with any color. The ones I chose to purchase were the Adidas Neos which have amazing Cloud Foam insoles which make them the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn.

There are really no rules when adding white sneakers to your outfit but I find that wearing them with dressier items can be an unexpected twist and can dress down an otherwise more formal outfit. These shoes can totally be worn with jeans and a t-shirt as well, so if casual is what you crave then you've come to the right place.



On Monday, I was heading to Lansdowne Park for the day with my husband and kids so I knew for this look I would need a comfortable footwear option; enter the Adidas Neo. It was going to be a hot and sunny day so I opted for bare legs; this button-down, khaki skirt from Club Monaco has been in my closet for many years and I have been looking for an excuse to wear it again but I wanted to dress it down a bit. The top is actually a dress I purchased last summer from Old Navy, unfortunately there was a stain at the bottom of the dress that no amount of Oxyclean could fix so I decided to cut it shorter and wear it as a top. 






For the rest of the styling, I kept it simple. I used my plum Marc Jacobs Gotham bag but I hung it on the stroller while we were walking so it is absent from the photos. For jewellry I wore my "Golden Moon Tattoo" choker from Shop Coffee + Couture, my gold charm necklace from Poland and my two gold beaded bracelets (I believe they are from Ardene's) and lastly I added a wide belt which worked well with this skirt as it has very wide belt loops.


There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this post and please let me know if you did in the comments below!

Erin
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July 17, 2017

5 Elements for Outfit Planning Perfection



We all have days when we don't like our clothes, where you can't bear to open up Instagram in the morning because you may die from #OOTD envy, (first world problems, I know) but sometimes we forget how lucky we are and end up with the wardrobe blahs. I wrote a post awhile ago about planning your outfits ahead, about doing a capsule wardrobe and about completing a Project 333 Challenge. All of these endeavors are great ways to take a step back from consumerism (I'm not in any way knocking shopping but moderation is key) and learn to love what we already have. Here are some tips to give your next outfit that special something, a look that you'll love, others will notice and that makes use of your existing items.


Forethought

"A goal without a plan is just a wish". - Antoine de Saint-Exupery This could not be more true, if you want to look put-together you must first think about how you will achieve the look you envision. Take a look through your closet,  an "inventory" if you will, because in order to plan your outfits you must first know what you are working with.

I find it helpful to have only "seasonally appropriate" items in my closet, less to look through is easier on the eyes and the mind. You can choose to spend time each Sunday planning looks for the upcoming week or before you go to bed at night. Either way, you will find it gets easier each time you do it and you outfits will look better because of it.



Primary Focus

So now you need to actually choose what you will wear. I recommend planning the look around a "specific piece" that you love and want to highlight. It could be a fun striped romper or a great floral kimono, whatever the piece may be, choose one and make that the jumping off point for the entire outfit. Think of your outfit as a spider; the main piece is the body and the rest of your look is the legs.

I really like choosing a colorful item like a floral top or dress for the "Primary Focus" and then adding items to the outfit that have the same or similar colors from the pattern. For example: I have a long, cotton kimono which has a colored floral pattern on it. This piece would be my Primary Focus because I love it and it is an interesting piece to build an outfit around.


Supporting Role

Once you have your "Primary Focus", it's time to add supporting pieces to your look in terms of clothing. So for my previous example I chose a black tank and coral eyelet shorts to go with the floral kimono, both colors were pulled from the floral pattern which helps to create a cohesive look.  I also may have chosen black shorts with a colored top or even all black to really let the kimono stand out. The key takeaway: by choosing supporting pieces in colors that go together, your outfit will make sense and you will look brilliant.


The Glitterati

Ah accessories; you make us so happy and our outfits wouldn't be the same without you.  The beauty thing about accessories is they can help create amazing and interesting looks from even the most neutral or basic wardrobe. You might even try keeping your clothing the same from season to season but adding new accessories to liven up outfits. By spending more money on solid, classic and quality clothing pieces you can get more mileage out of them and use trendy accessories to keep all your looks current and fresh.

In this example I added my "go-to" gold choker by Shop Coffee and Couture (an amazing jewelry company based in Montreal, love to support awesome local businesses), my gold charm bracelet from Poland (still looking into the brand of this one), my black espadrilles (flats are always my fav), my black RayBan Wayfarers (actually borrowed from my sis) and my orange/purple Marc Jacobs crossbody (for an extra pop of color). If I was wearing this look on a particularly hot, sunny day where I would be outside I would likely add my light green fedora by Sunday Afternoons (it would match the pattern but then I would switch to a more neutral purse).


Good Old Fashioned Confidence

This is the "pièce de résistance" the most remarkable feature of any outfit is how you feel when you are in it. Even if the outfit is a bit out there, when you are feeling good about yourself and let that confidence shine through, you can dare to be different. Another thing that can boost confidence when getting dressed is great hair, makeup and freshly polished nails; all these small details can stand out and make a big difference to your overall look. With all these elements working together and your own unique sense of style, you can't go wrong!

Thanks for reading and if you found this helpful please let me know in the comments below, I really appreciate feedback of any kind :)Also, please tag me in you #OOTD on Instagram (@fashionmamaaquarius) I'd love to see the amazing looks you come up with!

Erin
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June 28, 2017

Wedding Season Is Here: How to Be the Best-Dressed Guest

Photo Credit: Hello Fashion Blog

Being invited to a wedding is exciting (unless, of course, you've been to 10 or more in the last year) especially if you are attending as a guest rather than as a member of the wedding party. You're in for good times, no responsibilities and hopefully a great meal. One of the most important things on your mind when you receive that invite in the mail is: what will I wear?


Choosing a dress can be a daunting task, especially if you don't dress up often. Here is a quick guide to help you with your decision!


1. Choose a dress that fits comfortably: I hope this doesn't come off as boring or granny-esque but choosing a dress that fits you properly and feels good when you're wearing it will serve you well during the 10-12 hours you will be wearing it, not to mention sitting, standing, eating and dancing. The other day, for example,  I was in a boutique trying on a dress in the size I normally wear, I noticed it felt tight around my rib cage and although it zipped up, the zipper was wavy rather than flat. When I tried the next size up, I felt more comfortable and although it was slightly loose at the top of my back, I would much rather feel secure in the dress and pay to have it taken in a little bit rather than be uncomfortable all night.


2. Make sure your dress is weather appropriate: This one is simple and it falls under the comfort category as well (I worry about these things for you!) you want to be prepared for the environment you will be in. Choose a sleeveless or cap-sleeved dress for anything that will be outdoors during the hot months and if it will be indoors always bring a sweater or wrap (that air con can be frosty). The same style of dress can also work for winter weddings in colder climates (assuming it's indoors) but you also have the option to choose a dress with long sleeves, which may eliminate the need for the extra layer (less stuff to bring along is a score in my books). Like it or not, there is always the chance of rain so plan to have an umbrella handy, keep that outfit dry and fabulous.


3. Keep your accessories low-key and minimal: If you went with a very simple dress (perhaps you decided to forego buying a new dress in favour of wearing something you already have) then by all means, accessorize that shit! But if you chose a dress with a pattern or lots of texture I would recommend going light on the accessories.  I'm a big fan of gold bracelets layered in different textures and thicknesses as well as dainty gold necklaces, when layered together I think they add an understated and effortless quality to any outfit. I'm not big on earrings or rings lately but small gold studs and dainty gold layering rings would be my pick. If the dress has a high neckline or a lot of details on the bodice you could think about skipping the necklace and instead focusing on earrings and bracelets.


4. Pick shoes that you can dance in: Now I know we've all done it and I don't want to sound judgy but dancing around at the end of the night in bare feet because your shoes are crazy isn't cute. Not to mention the fact that many venues will not allow it for safety and hygienic reasons. Luckily, there are many options that are better than naked feet so stay tuned! If you must go high, try choosing a wedge or platform; they give you the height you desire without the pain, it's win-win really. Another option is to stash a pair of fold-away ballet flats or flip-flops in your purse to change into once you feet start to protest the shoe. Many brides these days will supply a pair of flipflops so you can easily dance the night away pain-free!


5. Take a small clutch and pack only essentials: This is an occasion that you don't want to be tied down with a gym bag for a purse. By choosing a clutch, a small cross-body or even a little leather backpack purse, you can have your essentials (keys, phone, sunglasses, lipstick, cards and money) AND the freedom to dance like a goddess without worrying about your purse.

That's all for now but I will have a few more post coming for my Wedding Season Series so don't forget to sign up for updates on my latest posts!
Erin


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June 25, 2017

How to Style: Hats


I have never been much of a hat person, I always felt funny, like I was trying too hard. Then a last summer I ordered a light green (pistachio?) woven fedora sun hat by Sunday Afternoons and I am properly obsessed with hats as an accessory. Here's a small guide to hats and some tips for how to style them.

Style: Not every type of hat will work for you, it will depend on a few factors such as your personal style, face shape and hair length. Buying hats online can be tough since you are not able to try it on so I recommend buying in person or at least going to try on some different styles before you commit. Color also play a role in your decision; I chose a colored hat versus neutral but I've been pleasantly surprised with how well it goes with most of my wardrobe. If you tend to wear a lot of neutrals anyway, a hat with color could just be that pop your outfit is lacking. The best way to determine if a hat works for you is to take a friend with you when you try them on to help you weed out the hats that work and don't. It may also help to take photos of yourself in the hat to look at later so you can see if you're happy with the look.

Setting: Another consideration when looking for hats; where are you going? Will you wear it at the beach, to and from work, a night out or to a wedding. There are so many different scenarios where a hat could be a kickass accessory so determine where you will wear it most often and that can help you narrow down the right style. Some hats, like the fedora are versatile enough to work on the beach and at night so that's a good style to try if you are a bit hat-shy.

Sun: Hats may look cool but they also serve another purpose; sun protection. Some hats like the hat I purchased from Sunday afternoons has added spf woven into the hat so you are giving your hair and scalp an extra layer of safety from UV damage. 

Sexy: Sometimes we think that we can't pull off a certain item of clothing, if it falls outside our comfort zone we write it off as something that looks good on others but not us. This is ridiculous, wearing something different takes confidence and being confident is sexy, therefore wearing a hat can be sexy too. Confidence in yourself doesn't happen overnight, you can't buy it and no one can give it to you. Instead it is something that is developed overtime, as you push yourself to feel uncomfortable, to be looked at, to be front and centre. It's scary but in the end people admire someone who takes risks and who is always their authentic self.


My take on how to style my particular hat was to really let the color of the hat be the centre of attention, so the rest of my look is black and white. The ribbon on the hat is in black so this helps to anchor it to the rest of the color pallette. Like this look? Shop the look below with same/similar items!

Thanks for reading! See you in the next post. 

Erin
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June 08, 2017

4 Steps To Choosing The Perfect Outfit Everytime

Photo Credit: VOGUE

Do you ever step into your closet in the morning before work or before a night out and cringe because you realize you "have nothing to wear"? Yep, that's a feeling we all have once and awhile but it doesn't have to be all "doom and gloom" because with a bit of forethought, you will always leave your house looking like a top fashion blogger in your #OOTD. The key to success is "outfit planning".

Personal style is something that is unique to every person; some of us adopt the status quo, to blend in with the crowd like a style-chameleon. While others learn early on to listen to their own inner fashion voice; choosing to push outside their own comfort zone in the name of looking different. Whatever end of the spectrum you fall on doesn't really matter, as long as you are prepared to use your intuition and your imagination to plan your wardrobe to perfection.

It can be difficult to plan your outfits when your closet is overflowing. Downsizing, minimizing, curating; whatever you want to call it,  this needs to be done. I would recommend doing a "wardrobe scan" (checking that you still like, wear and fit each item) at least annually if not seasonally. By streamlining your clothing collection; you will have more "favourite pieces", you will have less choice, which to me equals less stress and you will "know what you have" which is like having a "mental inventory" of all the items in your closet; this is extremely helpful when you are visualizing potential outfits.


1. Visualize it: It's the first step and I think the most important step in planning your looks ahead of time. Try to choose one item that you really like and want to feature as the "focal point" of the look. This can be anything; a dress, a hat, a pair of shoes, whatever you like. Once you have the "main item" chosen, try to visualize yourself wearing it. Next you will think of items that will compliment this item and visualize how they will look. For example: if you chose a dress, then you need to choose shoes, a handbag, possibly a sweater, jacket or scarf as well as accessories. If imagination isn't your strong point you can definitely pull items out and do a "physical outfit planning session" (the only downside is that it can be messy and a bit more time-consuming, you also have to be with your closet whereas visualizing can be done anywhere).


2. Write it: This is always my go-to when I need to get my creative juices flowing. This step can go hand-in hand with Step #1 because as I visualize what each piece would look like together, I am writing it down on paper. By writing or typing your outfit ideas out, it helps to organize your thoughts (which let's face-it, if you're crazy busy like most people, your mind can be a jumble) into a more visual format, this can be extremely helpful if visualizing the outfit in your mind is difficult. Another perk to recording your outfit ideas? It will serve to jog your memory when you inevitably forget all those wonderful outfits you planned.


3. Try it: There's only one sure-fire way to know if the looks you planned are good; try them on. By trying your outfit ideas in advance, you will know how it will look, you can make sure that you feel comfortable, that everything is clean and fits properly and also if anything will need to be ironed or steamed before wearing. If you try a look on and your "fashion senses" are tingling, telling you that something is just not right, you can definitely take that as an opportunity to tweak your look until it's perfect.


4. Photograph it: Last step, I promise. This is not a crucial step but it doesn't hurt to take a picture of your outfits, it can help you to keep a bit of a "lookbook" which can help you reflect on which looks were hits and which were misses. It can also help you to remember which looks you were going to wear if you planned and took the pictures in advance. Another reason to snap a quick pic gives you the opportunity to look back on your style over the years, and THAT is always good times.

Planning outfits can be daunting at first but it is really fun once you start. Try getting inspiration from Pinterest and making your own boards to give you a jumping off point. You don't need to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe to achieve "outfit planning success", all you need is imagination, creativity and to trust your own style instincts.

I hope you enjoyed this post, please let me know in the comments below if you tried this method and how it worked for you or if you found your own method that worked better!

Erin
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June 02, 2017

Wedding Season Is Here: Gift Giving 101


Well folks it's official, wedding season is upon us and I am definitely excited to help some very good friends celebrate their upcoming nuptials. Over the month of June, I will have a mini series of posts dedicated to ideas for how to be the best-dressed guest at the wedding and one of the best accessories you can have is a kick-ass gift so here is a little guide to gift-giving for weddings.



Now that we’re in the midst of wedding season and everyone’s scrambling to get in their RSVPs, finding the best outfit for the occasion, and of course, trying to figure out what to buy the newlyweds is top priority!
If you’re like me, and don’t exactly excel in the gift giving department, here are some helpful, fool-proof tips.


1. First things first, check the couple’s wedding registry! This will have everything the couple wants and needs. If you buy something off the registry, then you never have to ask yourself “is this something they would really want?” Also, the sooner you buy off the registry, the better. You don’t want all the good gifts to be taken!

2. Spend what you can! Weddings are expensive enough, and the couple isn’t expecting you to break the bank on their special day. Most registries will have gifts from every price point, but if you want to get them a bigger item, get some friends together and contribute towards a group gift.

3. Lastly, if tangible gift giving isn’t necessarily your thing, don’t worry about it! You can never go wrong with sending the couple a cheque, or contributing to the couple’s cash or honeymoon fund. While there’s still some debate out there on whether this is “tacky,” trust me, the couple will be grateful.

What are your gift giving tips? Let me know in the comments!

Erin
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May 28, 2017

How to Style: A White Dress












It seems like the warm weather is playing a game of hide and seek here in Ottawa. One day it's sunny and 30 degrees, (Celsius) the next it's 15 degrees and raining. It makes getting dressed everyday kind of challenging but on Mother's Day I was determined to look summer-y for brunch at my sister's place. I purchased this Vero Moda dress last summer whilst on vacation in Montreal. It is light and airy with a bit of texture to the fabric and has a beautiful open-back with triangular cutout details.

The jacket is a textured zip-up, collarless blazer from Mango; I really love the fit and pleated shoulders on this lined, super comfortable jacket. My shoes are from Asos and are just a simple, medium-height black pump with a slightly rounded toe. The handbag I chose is my tri-colored Marc Jacobs bag, which can also be worn cross-body. This bag ties the look together nicely as it incorporates two of the colors already shown in my look. All of the jewellery I am wearing is from Stella & Dot.

White can be a challenging color to keep clean (I'm definitely on my guard when I wear it!)  but it gives you almost limitless outfit pairing possibilities. You can wear an all white look, a look with white and beige, white and black or white with one or two colors mixed in; it is incredibly versatile and it looks great on every skintone.  If the dress you choose is fitted, I recommend pairing it with a loose or flowy jacket, whereas if you decide to wear a more loose-fitting dress, you might want to go for a fitted blazer; proportions matter. 

**Please note that this is not a sponsored post and all the items shown in this look were purchase with my own funds. I have included similar items below should you wish to "shop the look". Please note that I do receive a small commission on any items purchase through this link and I appreciate your support as I continue to pursue my dream job!


I hope you enjoyed this look and this "How To Style Series", I would love to add more looks to my blog so please let me know your thoughts and any ideas on a new item to style. Also, why not follow me on Instagram where I post frequent OOTD and other interesting life.style photos :) Thanks so much for your continued love and support!

Erin
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May 23, 2017

Your Style: Are You a Single-Statement or a Head to Toe Kind of Fashionista?


Hello Friends! Please allow me to introduce this amazing guest post by fellow fashion blogger Sophia Smith. Enjoy!


If fashion is your passion, and you absolutely adore dressing up and showing your fabulous combos to the world – welcome to the club! Today we’re going to talk about two style authorities, two different ways of showing that you really mean business when it comes to fashion. Stay with us and find out if you’re a single statement or head-to-toe kind of fashionista, and learn how to come up with the ultimate fashionable combo this season. Enjoy!


One fabulous piece to rule them all vs. Go big or go home

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No matter which kind of a girl you are when it comes to fashion, one thing is certain – accessories matter more than you can possibly think! If, on the one hand, you don’t like owning too much clothes, the best way to come up with different yet really unique outfits is to introduce interesting jewellery and other accessories, like shoes and bags. This is one of the best methods if you love simplicity spiced up with some fabulous pieces.

On the other hand, if your motto is ‘go big or go home’, we’re sure that modesty definitely isn’t your thing. Statement, eccentric dressing is probably what you absolutely adore, and we can’t blame you for that – head-to-toe statement style is beyond gorgeous! Of course, we don’t say that you should go grocery shopping in such an outfit – there’s a time and a place for this kind of style.


Accessorizing as the key step towards the ultimate trendy outfit

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As already stated, accessories really have the power to transform literally any outfit – even the dullest one. Many fashionistas out there are all about matching everything in order to achieve the ultimate stylish look. That’s exactly why we can see so many girls who love picking one print and applying it to everything – from a wrist watch and a belt, to a bag and a pair of shoes. Floral and animal prints are always a good option, as well as stripes.

Of course, there are so many possible choices brought to us by the most prominent fashion houses, such as Moschino. This brand never fails to surprise us with their outstanding pieces. On the other hand, if you’re more of a single statement kind of gal, you probably always opt for one eye-catching detail that rules the whole combo. Many fashion-forward girls choose their shoes as a central part of their outfit for a good reason – a nice pair can be a real game changer. You can always get fabulous shoes online if you’re interested in good deals and some authentic models not many other girls will have.


Don’t be a slave to fashion – make it a cool game to play

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A true fashionista will never surf street style blogs in order to copy exactly the same outfit someone has already worn – no matter how cool that combo is. Of course, these can serve as a great source of inspiration, particularly when you’re in a rush, but there’s no need for you to be a slave of fashion and rock the same outfit just because it’s so popular. Instead, upgrade your own outfits with some statement jewelry, a stylish pair of shoes, or a beautiful bag, and you’re going to see that fashion is all about playing and matching the unmatchable. 

Trust us – no one needs to be a copycat when there are so many fabulous pieces available – both high-end and street style. Once you realize that, you’ll be able to come up with a fabulous combo everyone else will want to copy! As you can see, it really doesn’t matter if you’re a single statement or head-to –toe kind of fashionista, as long as you’re doing it right. Of course, you should always give your best to be unique and authentic, because that what counts when it comes to fashion. Just be yourself and you’re going to make it!

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and style blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends and graphic design projects. Sophia writes mostly in fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: LA Fashion, Viva Glam Magazine, Just Haves, How to Simplify and Carousel.

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