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Tips for Styling a Black Tie Look

When it comes to styling a black-tie look, you should go for a chic and poised outfit. For those who do not know, a black-tie is a semi-formal Western dress code for evening events. It originated in British and American conventions for attire in the 19th century.

I don’t usually go for the black-tie look because I never have anywhere to go. The last time I attended an event where I had to play proper dress up, was at a 40th birthday party last spring. But when I do have an event, I like to ensure I get the look right.

 

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Here are some tips you should remember when styling a black-tie look –

 

Keep it streamlined

When it comes to black-tie events, you should remember to keep it classy. You should avoid flouncy and billowing pieces. So don’t go for loose clothing or dresses with lots of material. Instead, opt for streamlined and well cut pieces.

Streamlined pieces would ensure you nail the chic/poised look.

 

Go maxi

One of the easiest ways of nailing the black-tie look, is to go maxi. Opt for maxi dresses for an instant evening glamour. Anyone can look great in a well fitted maxi, the right pair of heels and a stunning clutch.

Accessories can also work wonders, so make sure you have the right set of accessories to go with your maxi dress.

 

 

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Go for the classic look

If you want to play safe, opt for a little black dress. That always works. If you are feeling adventurous, you could try styling a little white dress like what I have on above.

Both colours would work great for a black-tie event, with the right type of accessories.

 

What do you think of these style tips? When was the last time you attended a black-tie event?

 

 

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5 Winter Shoe Styles Every Woman Should Own

It is common knowledge that if you have warm feet, then the chance of the rest of your body being warm is quite high. With that in mind, I thought I would put together a list of some winter essential shoe styles that you need to own this winter. Check them out below and tell me what you think of the styles.

 

  1. The Black Heeled Knee-High

The black heeled knee-high is back on trendy and I am loving it. It has only come back into style in the past few years, after years of it being a no-go. Knee-high boots, when paired with the right outfit, can look chic and classy and can also help keep your calves warm.

Black knee-high boots are the most versatile. They can be dressed down with a pair of jeans. And dressed up for a night on the town with a skirt or dress. The choice really is yours!

 

  1. The Classic Chelsea Boot

Chelsea Boots are a great boot style to invest in throughout autumn and winter. They can pretty much be combined with any outfit. Chelsea Boots most commonly come in black and brown, both of which look amazing with black and blue jeans, or even a skirt and tights.

 

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They often come with a small heel to give you an added bit of height, but it is also small enough for you to get away with it in the office or on longer walks.

The above Black Chelsea boots are ideal to wear with both jeans or dresses and skirts, as they are plain and design-free, plus they’re the perfect height on the ankle.

 

  1. The Black Heeled Boot

Take any outfit from day-to-night by simply swapping out your flats for a classic black heeled boot. Teamed with a fitted pair of jeans, they make the ideal smart-casual outfit..

Not only does it give you a little more height and give off the illusion that your legs are slimmer, but it will certainly add some style and chicness to whatever outfit you’re wearing.

 

  1. A Dark Trainer

While the statement white trainers are great for the warmer months, you need to think about how they could potentially get ruined from the wet mud that may get splatted onto them in winter. While they look nice to start with, white trainers are quick to get dirty.

Dark coloured trainers, such as black and navy, are great for disguising little spots of mud. This is why they’re a great addition to a winter wardrobe. I have a few in my shoe collection and they come in handy.

 

  1. The Biker Boot

Biker boots have become increasingly popular in stores over the past year, most designed with long studs and buckles. While they’re probably not best paired with delicate skirts and dresses, due to their chunkiness, they certainly look great with a big, thick jumper and jeans.

 

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Photo Credit: New Look

 

What do you think of these winter shoe styles? Which is your favourite style? Do you have any of them? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

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Outfit Post – Silver Autumn Fashion

Autumn is now in full swing and I have been busy getting some new pieces and accessories for the new season. I adore Autumn/Winter fashion. The dark colours and designs are right my street and I look forward to playing dress up once the season is here. I recently got some stylish pieces from Fashion World and I am seriously loving them. Have you shopped the Autumn Fashion collection in shops?

 

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I really like the Black Frill Detail Sweater Dress. It suits my body shape and it keeps me very warm which is great. I found it very easy to style this piece and I know I will be wearing it a lot this autumn/winter season.  When it comes to Autumn Fashion (and Winter as well) I like to go for stylish pieces that would keep me warm. I don’t compromise comfort over style, so my autumn/winter wardrobe is filled up with warm clothing. How is your autumn/winter wardrobe looking?

The Flock Print Jersey Leggings is one of the new pieces I got from Fashion World. I love the plum colour and the design. This pair of leggings stands out in my wardrobe for all the right reasons. I have no other pair like it. It has a great stretch jersey fabric and it hugs my body like a glove. What do you think of this piece?

 

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I am wearing a Rocket Silver Dog Clarita Disco Slip On Trainer. This footwear is the highlight of my outfit. I adore the big bow design and the silver shade. It is such a pretty pair and it is super comfy too! Usually the prettier shoes are, the more uncomfortable I find them. But that is not the case with this gorgeous pair. They are so comfortable, I could fall asleep wearing them if I wanted too! I have worn this pair a few times already and I will be wearing them as often as the weather allows me. It is definitely my autumn staple piece!

What do you think of this look? Are you a fan of Autumn Fashion? Please drop your comment in the comments box below.

 

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WHAT I WORE

Black Frill Detail Sweater Dress – c/o Fashion World

Flock Print Jersey Leggings – c/o Fashion World

Rocket Dog Clarita Disco Slip On Trainer – c/o Fashion World Fashion World stock affordable and fashionable shoes so there should pairs to catch your fancy.

Red Handbag – Valentino

Cream Sunglasses – Miu Miu

Gold Earrings – Duabi Souk Market

 

 

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