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OOTD: Styling Shades of Blue

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Blue is one of my favourite colours ever. There is something so cool about the colour blue. I can’t quite explain my love for the colour but I am so in love with it. There is something clean and clear about the colour blue. Many pieces and accessories in my wardrobe are blue in colour and I like it that way but I have to start to reduce the amount of blue items I do have for the sake of variety and options.. In these photos, I also have a few shades of blue in the background. Can you spot them? Lol..

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I find blue so easy to style, and that is 1 reason why I wear a lot of it. Here are 5 ways you could style your blue pieces and accessories this summer:

 

Pair with White

You can pair your blue piece with white like I did in this outfit post. A blue top paired with a white skirt or pants always look good.

 

Add Pair

Or you can team up your blue piece with black for a better contrast. Denim paired with black always looks spot on.

 

Wear Stripes

Summer fashion is all about stripes, and the colour blue always looks amazing when paired with stripes. So go for it! You can draw inspiration from my outfit here.

 

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Matchy Matchy

You can always go matchy matchy with blue. Denim on denim always looks fabulous. Just add some black pumps and you are good to go.

 

Prints

Blue always looks good paired with prints. Blue prints on a white base looks effortlessly chic.

 

 

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That’s all folks! What do you think of my blue outfit? Are you a blue lover like me? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day xo

 

WHAT I WORE

Blue Top – Miss Selfridge via HERE

Black Vest – M&S

White and Blue Striped Skirt – Jack Wills

Black Bag – Oasis via House of Fraser

Sunnies – HERE

Multi Coloured Pumps – Kurt Geiger

Red Watch – Next

Rose Gold Earrings – Alexi London

Rose Gold Bracelet – Jon Richard

 

 

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Adding a Personal Touch to your Personal Style

I looked back at some of my old outfit photos some days ago, and I was amazed at how much my personal style has changed for the better. I can never dream of wearing some of the outfits I wore happily back then. It just confirms how our personal tastes and style keeps changing. I am sure 5 years from now, I won’t dream of dressing the way I dress now. I think age and where we are at in life plays a major role in how we dress up. As long as we keep growing, our personal style will keep changing, hopefully for the better.

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Here are a 3 ways of adding a personal touch to your personal style:

Use the KISS Principle

For those who do no know, KISS stands for Keep It Simple Stupid..Ha. I learnt that from my Finance tutor at the university. I always try to make all my outfits look effortless. Like I didn’t over think the pieces I choose. Also, I try not to over-accessorise because it usually ruins the look. The Style Icon – Bridget Sojourner, is one of the few women that can look good rocking so many accessories at the same time. To get maximum impact, stick with 2 key items at a time.

Focus on the Positives

Use the power of accessories to draw attention to certain parts of your body you like. So if you have huge boobs, put on a long necklace, if you have a small waist, put on  waist belt to show it off.

Shop your Closet

Before you go all out to shop new pieces and accessories, take a good look at what you already have. I enjoy shopping my closet and I do it a lot. Shopping your closet basically means you styling your pieces differently. So matching pieces you haven’t matched before with accessories you haven’t matched before. This way you get more wear out of your pieces, and new matched outfit would feel and look new. It is a mind game. For example, the Jack Wills dress I have above is paired with a Tommy Hilfiger Trainers and a Guess Bag. For a different look, I can pair the same dress with a pair of black/brown flats or sandals, and a different handbag to give a completely different look.

Ignore Trends

Ignore trends COMPLETELY. Only shop for pieces and accessories that suit your personal style. Do not be forced into outfits that do not look good on you because everyone is wearing it. What looks good on Celebrity Star A may look hideous on you. Do not be deceived.

Do you agree with these tips? How do you add a personal touch to your personal style? Please share your tips in the comment box.

 

My Summer Style

I love Summer. It is my favourite blogging season because I can take pictures anytime of the day. The only thing I am currently hating is the Hay Fever that comes along with it. I have had it off and now this summer and it has not been funny. My body has suddenly started reacting to pollen from grasses. Let’s just hope it goes away.

I fell in love with this Jack Wills skirt while browsing their site and I knew I had the perfect top and accessories to showcase it.

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I love the fact that I can wear this skirt anytime in the year, just pair it with tights in the colder months. Whenever I buy a piece, I think of how this will fit in with other pieces and accessories. I currently have some gaps in my wardrobe I am looking to fill, mainly summer pieces though, like dresses, skirts, sandals and so on. Maybe Santa will come early for me this year.

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What I Wore

Top – Aeropostale

Skirt – c/o Jack Wills

Bangles – Ziba

Shoes – Alice & You

Sunnies – Gucci

Watch – ToyWatch

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