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12 Favourite Looks in 2016

I can’t believe I am writing this post so soon but whether we like it or not, 2016 officially ends in a few days. It has been an amazing year all around for myself, my family and Fashion and Style Police. I am eager to end it to be honest, and get on with 2017, with the hope that it would be an even better year.

My style was featured heavily on the blog this year. I am a fashion lover so it is natural for me to showcase my style as I dish out fashion tips and tricks. It was difficult for me to select my favourite looks because I love all of them but I had to pick my best 12 looks in 2016. Here they are  –

 

Bare Legs

 

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This is one of my favourite looks of 2016 because I got to show off my legs on a chilly January day and it was a success!

I didn’t want to ruin the look with a pair of tights so I decided to brave it and I killed it!

 

How to Wear Leather Leggings

 

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I really like this look. I remember it being so easy to style. Every piece fell into place. I can see myself rocking this entire look again.

 

Hello March

 

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This is another favourite look of 2016. This outfit is everything in my eyes. I think I looked super stylish. That Sari Kaftan top is definitely a winner. I wear it a lot.

 

Back to the Roots

 

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This outfit was inspired by my African roots and I love it. The African print skirt is one of my summer favourites. Like the others, I found this look also very easy to style.

 

How to Style a Black Dress

 

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This black dress was one of my spring/summer favourites. It was super easy to style as you can imagine and it is a very comfy piece. I am super in love with it.

 

Colour Me Beautiful

 

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This outfit was one of the most colourful outfits featured on Fashion and Style Police this year and it is also one of my favourite looks of the year. I love the colurful summer dress and everything else I have on, from head to toe.

 

A Summer Dress

 

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Summer was an amazing fashion season for me. Looking back now, I had my fashion game so on point. This makes me wonder why I am so lazy this winter as far as outfits are concerned. I think my fashion mojo is kind of tied to various seasons which is weird because this layering season is my favourite fashion season but all I want to do is stay under my duvet.

This amazing summer dress look speaks for itself. I adore this look.

 

Casual Day Wear Look

 

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Another summer look I love. I love the styling game here. Definitely one ne of my favourite summer looks of 2016. And the sandals are bang on trend.

 

Summer Fashion

 

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I remember rocking this outfit to a summer BBQ and feeling good. The coral top was very stylish and comfy. I can’t wait to wear it next summer.

 

Style Comfort Zone

 

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I thought this outfit would be one of “those ones”, the ones I have to style because I was sent a secret item I won’t have picked myself but have to feature on the blog because I am good like that. Well I was pleasantly surprised to see how stunning the outfit turned out. I love the look.

 

Styling a White Shirt

 

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I love this look. I really really love it. It has a special place in my heart because it holds so many amazing memories of open doors for Fashion and Style Police. And styling it was dead easy for me too.

 

A Digital Nomad

 

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And the last but definitely not the least is my latest outfit – A Digital Nomad.

This look is so me. It is how you would see me on a regular winter day and I am very happy to read the comments; many of my readers are able to relate with the look.

 

So there you have them. My favourite looks of 2016. It has been fun. I can’t wait to show you what I have ready for 2017.

Which is your favourite look and why? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading and have an amazing weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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..

 

 

 

OOTD: Lace in Peplum

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Thank God the weekend is here at last, and I can show off this outfit of the day aka ootd: lace in peplum. This week has been so hard. I am extremely happy today is Saturday and I get to put my feet up. You have no idea how excited I am. It has been an extremely busy week with me juggling my life, blog and my freelance jobs. I am thankful to be this busy but I think I need to schedule in some proper ‘me’ time so I don’t breakdown, lol.

The thing about working for yourself is if you do not know where to draw the line, you will be working every minute you are awake, and I mean serious working – the fastest way to collapse….

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I have decided to start taking my wellbeing a little more seriously, for the sake of my health and my career. I am not useful to anyone if I fall ill so easy does it going forward. I am going to relax a little and find some time to unwind without any gadget around me, like a holiday digital detox. So no laptops, phones, tablets or camera. I may schedule that for this weekend at some point, so don’t be too surprised if no new post is uploaded until Monday.

Enough of me moaning, back to the fun stuff now, I wore this outfit some days ago. The sandals and top are new wardrobe additions, and I adore them both.

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The pink crochet lace peplum top is an excellent fit. I love the lace design and the pink colour is fab. It is a chic piece. I love the fact that I can style it in various ways.

The khaki tie-up suede block heel sandals is also fabulous. I love the tie-up design and the gold accent heel, which is a perfect height for me. The khaki colour is also pretty and new colour in my wardrobe. I can see myself rocking these two for many years to come.

 

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What do you think of this look? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend.

 

WHAT I WORE

Pink top – Quiz

Blue Molly Jeans – River Island

Blue Bag – Guess

Watch – Dolce & Gabbana

Khaki Sandals – c/o River Island

Earrings – Swarovski

 

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