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The Fashion Designer Dream

I once had a dream to be a fashion designer many years ago. Fashion and Style has always been my thing, so naturally I had a fashion designer dream. Along the way, I discovered I didn’t have what I needed to succeeded as a fashion designer. Loving fashion and creating fashion designs are 2 different things. I need to know how to sketch, sew, make clothing adjustments and more. Being a fashion designer is a dream for many young girls, but to succeed as a fashion designer, you need certain skills.

 

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Life as  a fashion designer didn’t happen

Once I realised fashion designing was not for me, I moved over to fashion styling. I didn’t need the sketching or sewing requirement for a successful fashion designer. All I needed here was an eye and love for fashion. I found the London College of Style Styling Course very exciting. It was a distance learning course I took for a few months in 2012, and I graduated with a good mark. However, midway into the styling course, I realised it wasn’t quite what I want. The reality of my life as a fashion stylist wasn’t appealing so I decided to pursue the personal shopping route which I did for awhile.

 

The fashion styling journey led to a different destination

My dream of becoming a fashion designer then a fashion stylist led to the birth of Fashion and Style Police. Having a fashion blog was a requirement for the styling course at London College of Style. This blog started off as fashion blog required to finish off my course but it led to a whole new career. What this has taught me is that life is complicated and sometimes what we want is not what we need. It has also taught me that the destination we are aiming for is usually not where we end up. We end up where we are meant to be.

 

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My love for fashion and style continues

I am happy where I am. Fashion and Style is still very important to me. I enjoy writing about fashion but the whole fashion designing/styling career no longer appeals to me. Life as a fashion designer won’t have worked for me long term if I am being completely honest. I have also stopped the personal shopping. I did that for some time and it worked great when it did but it is not a career I want for myself anymore.

 

I have gone through many career changes but every change takes me to a better place. I am about to embark on yet another change and this is a big one. Very different from anything I have ever done but it is so me. I will be shedding some more light on this career in the next couple of weeks, so keep reading.

Have you had any major career changes? How did you find it? I would love to hear your thoughts. Please drop your comment in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

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Celebrities Sporting Activewear: Summer 2019 Edition

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 Activewear is summer’s hottest trend for a good reason. This breathable, wear-anywhere style of clothing, shoes and accessories is just as comfortable at the beach or gym as for running errands, traveling or just hanging out at home.  Celebrities are constantly spotted in athletic outfits or styling athletic essentials such as tank tops, leggings, yoga pants and casual shorts.

Many names you know have their own lines of active clothing and accessories. Discover four trendsetting looks to try this summer and find out how to get great deals on all the hottest looks of the season, from Asics women’s shoesto Puma sneakers for sale, along with clothes and accessories to complete any active look.

 

Celebrities Sporting Activewear: Summer 2019 Edition

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  1. Breathable Basics

Many celebrities have been spotted by the paparazzi sporting the same styles athletes have worn for decades. Check out recent pictures of celebs spotted out jogging or heading to or from the gym, and you’ll see that most tend to wear comfortable and stylish garments that wick away moisture. The right clothing, accessory and footwear choices can increase breathability and limit sweat buildup from head to toe. Keep blisters at bay by wearing men’s athletic shoes or women’s shoes made at least partially out of woven materials such as mesh to promote airflow.

 

  1. Swimwear

 You don’t need to scroll too far down your Instagram feed or your favorite star’s grid to come across swimsuit pictures from beaches and music festivals. Men and women can sport celebrity-inspired looks without spending designer dollars. Shop online to find the best deals on bikinis, one-pieces and swim shorts from trending brands to beat the heat.

 

  1. Essential Loungewear

 Summertime isn’t complete without some time spent resting and recuperating with friends and family. Pick up some celeb-inspired loungewear and get ready to gather by the water, around the campfire or just hang out at home. Think cool linen garments and other soft, fast-drying materials that are resistant to stains and wrinkles. Browse gossip and style blogs to see what your favorite celebs wear while kicking back and enjoying the season.

 

  1. Lots of Layers

 Some summer mornings or evenings can be surprisingly cool. Celebrity candids show stars wearing or carrying extra layers to help them stay comfortable during breaks on set or while traveling. You can also stay comfortable at all hours and in a wide range of weather conditions with the right layers. Consider breathable three-quarter sleeve or long-sleeved shirts or pullovers that can provide physical sun protection and deter mosquitoes.

Activewear has become so popular that there is no longer any need to sacrifice style to stay cool and prepare for any warm-weather activities. There are also fewer limits to where you can sport activewear, especially as a layer. Select pieces that will help you stay comfortable while you spend time outside, run errands and kick back and relax this summer. You don’t have to spend as much as the stars for similar styles. Try comparison shopping online to find Puma sneakers for sale and low prices on other athletic shoes, clothes and accessories.

 

What do you think of these Celebrities Sporting Activewear?

How to style gladiator sandals

Like them or not, gladiator sandals are here to stay, which is great for me because I love them. They are easy to style and always look good in the summer. I love them and I have quite a few in my wardrobe. I can clearly see why gladiator sandals have stayed longer on trend than other others, and it is because they are stylish and very comfortable. Comfort and style go hand in hand, so when a design ticks both boxes, it is usually a hit in the fashion world. The last thing most of us need is to be stuck wearing uncomfortable shoes or sandals. Walking in those would be hellish!

When it comes to my top 5 summer footwear, gladiator sandals are high on the list and I am not surprised at all. What is there not to love?

 

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Here are some tips on how to style gladiator sandals easy this season –

 

Style with minis to create an illusion of longer legs

Styling gladiator sandals with minis creates an illusion of longer legs, and that is the look you want. I love styling mine with mini skirts and dresses, especially when the sandals are dead pretty. Styling your gladiator sandals with longer hemlines would cut your height into half!

 

Go for colourful pairs

Styling your black outfit with colourful gladiator sandals is an easy way to add some colour to your look this summer.  I love having a few colourful pairs in my wardrobe for days when I need to brighten up an outfit. It is an easy way to add some summer to your look.

 

Opt for a heeled pair for the office

When it comes to styling gladiator sandals for the office (if your office is outside your home), opt for a heeled pair for a more structured look. Anything else would look to casual/laid back, but if that is the general workwear look in your office, then you can get away with any styles.

 

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Try before you buy

Like with most footwear, it is safe to try before you buy your gladiator sandals. It is safer to try on to be sure the style fits your feet right. Ensure you walk around with them on to have a good feel of them before deciding. If your toes are slipping out, go for a different pair.

 

Prep your feet

Prepping your feet is really important. Make sure your feet is groomed and ready before you were your sandals. Go for styles that create an illusion of a smaller feet the a larger one.

 

Are you a fan of gladiator sandals? What are your thoughts on the trend?

 

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