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Become That Trendy Friend

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Everyone has a trendy friend. The one that could literally put on a bin bag and pull it off. Well, that might have been a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point. When you’re not that trendy friend, you honestly do feel like you can’t put an outfit together without going through a whole evening of stress. But there’s one big key to this here. A lot of it comes from self confidence, and the image you build up of yourself.

You’ve got that one trendy friend, because they’ve always been into their fashion and showing it off. So no matter what they wear, you can’t help but feel like they look amazing. But you could be the same, as long as you know what’s on trend at the minute, and that you have a little self confidence. But self confidence is one of the biggest things that people seem to lack, and that’s where it becomes so hard to find something that you think suits you, because nothing seems to suit you in your own mind. So this article is going to be all about making you that trendy friend.

We’re going to give you some tips to make you more self confident, show you what’s on trend at the minute, and throw in a bit of a beauty tip to help make you feel amazing! Keep on reading to find out more…

 

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Self Confidence Tips

So, before you think about what clothes you’re going to wear, and what might suit you, you’re going to have to address some of these insecurities that you have. It’s so bad that so many of us are walking around right now, thinking about what people might think about us. Or how we start our day by looking in the mirror, and wondering why we were made the way we are. It’s crazy to think this, because every human is different. Every single person has a flaw that they hate, yet due to social media and all of the influencers who look perfect on there, we’re made to believe we shouldn’t have a flaw at all. But the truth is, if you were to see half of the people up close, you wouldn’t be thinking what you are now.

Instagram is so fake and filtered. So rather than starting your day by looking in the mirror and thinking eurgh, start it by thinking about how beautiful you are in your own way. If you have that confidence to carry around with you, you’re already so much more attractive than half of the people you see on Instagram and other social media platforms! If you do feel like you have something that you really want to work on, perhaps you really want to tone up for the summer, then dig deep and find the motivation to do it. We’re so good as humans at wanting a better figure, better hair, or better anything, but procrastinating around the subject!

 

The Top Summer Fashion Trends

Summer fashion is the best kind of fashion. Some of you might disagree with this and prefer all of the warm winter wear, but we can’t help but feel that summer fashion brings out a different side of people.  But if you want to be that trendy friend, you’re going to need some top trend tips. Tip number one, summer dresses are always going to be in. There’s nothing better than going out on a hot summer’s day, with your summer dress on, and just loving life. They’re so easy to accessorise with, and the best part is it goes so well with trainers.

Nike air force 1’s are really on trend at the minute, and there’s so many different styles that you could go for. You can see more nike air force 1 on the internet than you would in the shop, so get browsing! A nice simple summer dress, some sunglasses, and a little bag is all that’s needed to complete that trendy look. Simple and effortless is the way forward this summer!

 

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A Few Beauty Tips

So finally, it’s all well and good having your fashion on point, but if you’re not really confident with the beauty side of things, then that needs to change. One of the best beauty tips we can give, is to make sure that you’re getting into a good morning routine. A nice cleanser, a nice moisturiser, and a foundation that actually suits your skin. The cakey dark look is so out right now, it’s the natural medium cover foundations that are so in. A simple natural look is so much more attractive than that heavy foundation look at the minute!

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How to style your pregnant body in summer

I remember how uncomfortable I felt in most of my pre-pregnancy clothing while pregnant with the twins. I had a huge bump as you can imagine with twins, and I looked the part quite quickly. When it comes to styling your pregnant body, the most important thing to have at the top of your mind is comfort. The last thing a pregnant woman needs is uncomfortable clothing or footwear, so comfort is the key when you need to style your pregnant body, especially in the summer months as it can get very warm.

 

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Here are six styling tips you may find useful  when it comes to styling while pregnant these summer months –

 

Go for layers

Layering is a great way to feel comfortable and look stylish while pregnant. Go for t-shirts or camisoles with chiffon over tops. This will keep you feeling cool and looking effortlessly chic as this look will flatter your bump. Short-sleeved cardigans and cowls are great layers that flatter the bump while keeping you warm on summer evenings.

 

Buy slim legged maternity jeans

Make sure you go for slim legged maternity jeans to create a more streamlined look. Wearing this type of jeans will create a balanced look as your top part would need to be free.

 

Wear flats

Now this is purely common sense, but I find many pregnant women in heels and I find it crazy. The last thing your feet needs is heels while pregnant. Being pregnant is a good excuse to wear your flat everywhere, including the office, so make the most of it. Go for a couple of flats in different fabrics and designs for various occasions.

 

 

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Go a size up

I never really shopped for maternity clothes while pregnant because I didn’t like most of the pieces I saw. Also, I didn’t want to invest in a maternity wardrobe and not be able to wear the clothing anymore. So instead I went a size up! My pregnancy weight was really only on my tummy so buying a size e up worked great for me.

 

Shop for elasticated trousers/jeans and v-neck tops

Elasticated trousers and jeans leave room to grow and are a lot more comfortable. V-neck tops and scoop-neck tops flatter the cleavage and prevent you from looking too big at the top.

 

Go for a bra fitting

Your boobs would grow at a terrific rate while pregnant so make sure you go for a bra fitting. Most people grow at least a cup size while pregnant so making sure you get the right bra size is very important.

 

What to pack for a hot weather holiday

The proper weather is almost here. We enjoyed some sunshine and a proper heatwave over the Easter break, which was very nice. The weather is not a bit wet and chilly, which is expected in spring. But last week’s heatwave has left me even more hungry for summer. I am seriously looking forward to the lovely sunshine and being able to show some more skin, but not the hay fever bit. Has it the weather treating you at your end?

With the summer holidays close in sight, I have been thinking of places we could go with the kids. When it comes to a hot weather holiday, you have to make sure you have packed the essentials, especially when you are holidaying with kids. Forgetting the important items can put a strain on your holiday. Spending the holiday money on buying essentials you have already at home can be very annoying. Which is why you have to ensure you pack smartly for your holiday.

 

 

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What to pack for a hot weather holiday

Here are some essentials you will be needing for a hot weather holiday –

 

Sunscreen

Don’t forget to take Sunscreen. It is really important you protect your skin from the sun rays, especially when you are out and about in the lovely sunshine. Whatever you do, don’t forget your sunscreen, and make sure it is dry before dressing to avoid getting marks on your clothing.

 

Dresses

Having a couple of dresses with you while holidaying in a warm climate makes a lot of sense. Dresses are easy to wear and style up and down. I find them very comfortable in the summer months, which is why I take them on holiday with me in the summer. It also saves me more space in my suitcases. Instead of packing a top and a skirt or pair of jeans for a day, I just take a dress.

They are also multi-tasking, as I can slip a sundress over my swimsuit and seat on a beach or by the pool. I can also wear the sundress with a pair of sandals while exploring my holiday location.

 

The Right Footwear

You need to ensure you have packed your flip-flops for the beach and your sandals and flats for exploring. A stylish pair of gladiator sandal is always needed. Good to take more than 1 just incase. If you are going to be doing more of sitting on a beach, then all you will probably need more than  1 flip-flops.

Having the right footwear while on holiday is very important. Wearing uncomfortable or inappropriate can mess up your mood for the whole holiday. You won’t want to explore in sky-high heels for long, you won’t be comfortable.

 

 

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Sunglasses and Hats

I pack at least 1 pair of sunglasses for each one of us. I also make sure we have our hats. These are hot weather holiday essentials. Leaving home without them would be horrific. Always check to make sure your sunglasses protect against UVB and UVA rays.

 

Swimsuit and Swim Bag

I like taking a couple of swimsuits with me for myself and the kids so we have options. Our swim bag goes on holiday with us every time, so we can carry them when they are wet. I always make sure to give them a good rinse with some detergent after every swim to prevent chlorine or salt build-up while on holiday.

 

Go Maxi and Free

I like to wear maxi and free dresses while on holiday especially, when it is warm. They keep my skin covered and they feel very comfortable. Packing a couple of maxi dresses for your holiday is great. Go for maxi dresses with thin straps to show off your shoulders and back.

 

Do you have any summer holidays booked?

 

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