August 2016 Outfits

As we say goodbye to August, I reflect on how the month was for Fashion and Style Police. It was an exciting month for outfits and everything else. I had fun styling various pieces, and collaborating with a few brands. This August will definitely be remembered for all the right reasons.

Here is a quick recap on my outfits in August –

 

OOTD: Casual Day Wear Look

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This casual day wear look was the first outfit for the month of August. I enjoyed styling this outfit because almost everything I had on was new, so it was fun playing with new pieces. The highlight of this outfit for me was the Sam Edelman leopard print platform sandals. It was my first time wearing it (got it on sale, wink wink) and it looked beautiful paired with the dress. I like how relaxed this outfit looks. It looks effortlessly chic.

 

OOTD: Summer Fashion

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This is another outfit I really enjoyed styling. I was going for another relaxed look with this outfit, and I think I nailed it. The highlight here for me is the River Island sandals. I have fallen completely in love with this beauty. The Quiz coral top is also a beauty.

 

OOTD: Lace in Peplum

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This outfit is all about the gorgeous pink lace peplum top by Quiz. It was clearly the highlight of the outfit. I love how easy it was to style this outfit. The beautiful top did all the work.

 

OOTD: Style Comfort Zone

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This outfit was a style challenge collaboration with Boohoo, and I enjoyed stepping out of my style comfort zone, wearing this silver slip dress by the brand. It was a fun look.

 

OOTD: Chi Chi London Dress

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This outfit post was the last outfit for August and the most viewed outfit post for the month so far. It is also my favourite look for August. I look how glam it looks. The highlight of this outfit is definitely the black lace Chi Chi London dress. It is a beauty.

 

Which is your favourite outfit for the month of August?

 

 

 

5 Tips to Ageless Style

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I like to see a woman over 40 still rocking her style game. Many women lose themselves and their style once they start popping babies but that shouldn’t be the case. Looking good is good for every business, and it also helps your mental well-being. But some women believe they should change the way they dress once they start clocking their 30s/40s, and I agree and disagree with this. I believe there are many outfits we wore in our teens and twenties we may not be able to get away with in our 40s, because of changes in our body and lifestyle. But I also believe many pieces can be styled differently to suit various ages and stages in our life.

Here are my top 5 ageless style tips:

 

Build your Confidence

I wrote about building your body confidence some weeks ago and how important it is, and the truth is once you are confident, you can get away with any outfit. Body confidence is the first step in achieving ageless style. Once you are confident and in love with yourself, you can take on anything.

 

Go for Colour

Do not be afraid to experiment with colours. Wearing a bit of colour will make you appear more youthful. Why do you think the likes of Iris Apfel at 94 years, still wears a lot of colour? The right mix of colours and textures can take decades of you. White is a fail-safe colour that looks sophisticated on many. You can team your white pieces with softer/darker colours like purple, burgundy, navy blue or fuchsia pink, for a stylish effect.

 

Cover the Signs

For many, the neck and upper arms are usually the first parts of the body to reveal the true age (beware scoop and round necklines) so cover them up if you want. Scarves, shawls, sleeves, blazers, boleros and jackets can be used to cover them up stylishly. If you want to show off your neck, v-necks are the best necklines to go for because they draw the eye upwards for a more youthful effect. If you are worried about showing too much cleavage, pop a camisole under the v-neck top or dress.

 

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Wear the Right Size

Go for pieces that are well fitted. They will always look flattering and stylish. No one looks good in oversize/baggy clothes. Ignore the label size and focus on how it fits.

 

Dress for your Shape

Apart from wearing the right size, you also need to dress for your shape and not your age. Ignore what is in vogue, and go for pieces and accessories that flatter your body shape.

These are my tips for achieving ageless style. Do you have any tips to share? Do share..

 

 

 

Rosie Huntington Whiteley Covers Harper’s Bazaar September 2016

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The beautiful and elegant Rosie Huntington Whiteley Covers Harper’s Bazaar September 2016, and it is a fab cover. I really like the whole white and grey theme going on here. It kind of reminds me of the autumn/winter season, which I am crazy about.

I got this issue some weeks ago, and I must confess, it was a fab read – I finished it in 1 sitting. I have always been interested in Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s career, right from her Victoria’s Secret days.Β  At 29 years old, the supermodel is doing very well for herself with her brand collaborations with M&S, Uggs Australia and Paige Denim. Her business acumen and drive is what stands Rosie Huntington Whiteley out from the rest. No wonder she is also one of Britain’s most successful supermodel.

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Speaking on her Autograph collaboration with M&S –

‘Since I was young, I’ve always bought vintage night-slips and lace boleros,’ she says. ‘And Marks & Spencer is this iconic British high-street store that everybody in the UK has some form of connection with. My mum took me bra shopping there for the first time as a teenager.’

‘I think everybody is so used to celebrity endorsement that feels inauthentic, but I’ve worked for lingerie brands since I was 17,’ she says. ‘It’s really important when you align yourself with a brand that it’s genuine. You have to look at the bigger picture. It’s not just transactional, it’s not just about taking a job and making money and moving on to the next thing. It’s about: what does this mean for me? Where can this go?’

I am yet to try on a piece from her Autograph collection but I would love to. I have heard so many good things about the collection.

Do you own any of the pieces from the collection? What do you think of this cover?

Sound off in the comment section. Thanks for reading.

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