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How to Put Your Own Spin On Your Wardrobe

We’ve all had that dreaded moment—you show up to a party and someone else is wearing the same outfit. It’s hard to be totally one-of-a-kind when many of us shop in the same stores. Stores like The Gap and J. Crew are great, but because so many people frequent them, you’re not very likely to find an ensemble that’s uniquely you. If you’ve been itching to go your own way for a while but don’t know where to start, we can help. Read on for tips on how to put your own spin on your wardrobe.

 

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Start with the Wardrobe Basics

This might sound counterintuitive but you should start with some relatively neutral items. Tees and cardigans in basic colors are a must, and every woman really should have an LBD (little black dress, of course). You don’t want to go crazy with patterned clothing, especially if you are on a budget, as you can’t get away with wearing tie-dyed pants two days in a row.

 

Accessorize, Accessorize, and Accessorize Some More

After you’ve gotten the basics, you can really go nuts with accessories to reflect your personality. Whether it’s a bright scarf, a knit beanie, or earrings that go to your shoulders, accessories are a way to let your freak flag fly—so to speak. And having started with the basics, you don’t have to have a Kim Kardashian-esque budget to work with either. Change up your accessories and you’ll look unique every day. And don’t get caught in the mindset that things need to match, as it’s when they don’t that it gets interesting.

Pull out that LBD, a green belt, and purple pumps for a color-blocked look that others won’t believe you can pull off (but believe us, you will). You can take a white tee and jeans and with a floppy wide-brimmed hat, a statement necklace, a vintage leather jacket, and some killer boots, you’ve told everyone around you just who you are. Kudos to you! If you love to show your hometown pride, try out The Home T—you can find clothing options from every state, whether you’re a SoCal gal that needs a Cali pride shirt, or need Minnesota apparel to pay homage to your Midwest upbringing.

 

 

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Say It With Shoes

You don’t have to be Carrie from Sex and the City to have a love affair with shoes. The more we buy, the more we adore them. As far as clothes and accessories go, this is as close to an addiction as many women get. But you really don’t need a closet full of shoes to put your own spin on your wardrobe. Find out what suits your personality, whether it’s thigh-high boots, Converse high-tops, Jimmy Choo pumps (if you can afford them), or a chunky pair of heels. Shoes really let people know your personality. And while Zappos and Nordstrom are great places to buy shoes, there are less expensive places (think TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack) that offer awesome options for less.

 

Hats Off to Hats

We know we mentioned this with the accessories but let’s be real—hats are having a moment and deserve their own section. Gone are the days when hats weren’t accepted in the workplace … at least in most companies. These days, you can get away with wearing hats just about anywhere. And because they are so stylish, it surely completes most outfits. From a high-class baseball hat and a newsboy cap to berets and wide-brimmed floppy hats made of felt or straw depending on the season, hats scream, “World, here I am!” They are the perfect way to put your own spin on your wardrobe.

 

Tap Into Inspiration

If you’re feeling blah about your wardrobe, think about who really expires you in the fashion world. Is it P!nk’s rebellious style or Victoria Beckham’s haute couture? Really think about who inspires you in this way and what it is that does so. Of course, you don’t want to simply become a copycat, as you’re trying to find your own unique style. However there are things you can definitely emulate while still being distinctly you. Remember what we said about the stores that everyone frequents. While you can find the occasional gem there, when you want something truly unique, you probably want to try lesser known boutiques or vintage shops.

 

Tap into any of these ways to put your own spin on your wardrobe and you’ll have people asking you where you shop in no time. P.S. Don’t tell them!

 

Have a lovely day.

 

*Collaborative post.

 

 

 

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Beyoncé on Elle Magazine UK May 2016

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Queen Bey is on the cover of Elle UK Magazine May 2016 issue and I am loving it. It feels like I have not see Beyoncé on a magazine cover in ages, so this looks refreshing. I love this Elle cover, simple but striking. I love her messy hair and light makeup, she looks very beautiful in a natural way. The white background also looks really good, this cover will surely catch many eyes on the newsstands.

In her interview with Elle, Beyoncé chats about freedom, feminism, how her new fashion line, Ivy Park, helps women love their bodies, and a lot more. Ivy Park is an active wear & athleisure collection, designed by Beyoncé in collaboration with Topshop. The collection features, flip-over waistband leggings, sport bras, sultry, mesh-accented bodysuits, snapbacks, tracksuits, functional patterned jackets, caps and hair bands. I am sure the fitness and Beyonce lovers cannot wait to get their hands on this collection.

Have a look at some of the pieces from the collection modelled by the Queen herself below and tell me what you think –

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Check out the promotional video featuring Beyoncé wearing Ivy Park, and telling us the inspiration behind the clothing line;

This collection will be available from April 14 on Ivypark.com, Topshop, Net-A-Porter and Nordstorm. Prices will be ranging from $30- $200, so fitness lovers, get your bank cards ready.

 

I personally cannot wait to get my hands on this issue. I feel like I need to play catch up with one of my BFFs, lol.. I seriously admire this woman. I love majority of her songs, and music videos, and I hope this new clothing line does really well.

Beyoncé is also on the cover of the US edition, check out the cover below:

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Which cover do you prefer? I am loving the UK version more, I love how simple it is.

 

 

How To Wear A Classic Jumpsuit

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A classic black jumpsuit is timeless. It doesn’t matter if you’re a girl who prefers vintage style or if you’re a girl who wants to wear what’s in the now, black jumpsuits are flattering on almost everyone even plus sizes. We have an idea that jumpsuits or jumpers are a “one size fits all” kind of universal basic piece, but they’re not: they have different cuts, different styles, and can be worn with different accessories to bring out different elements. Here is one thing that is universal, however: they make everyone look great.

Step 1: Look at How the Celebs Do It

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The best way to decide how to wear a classic black jumpsuit is by taking a look at those who have gone before you. Because the classic black jumpsuit is both timeless and contemporary, there have been plenty of celebrities who have recently worn a black jumpsuit on the red carpet. Some celebrities may match their jumpsuit with a clutch and black heels, others may take a simple route with black boots, and others may take an even simpler route with very minimized jewelry. Consider a few different looks before you jump in.

Step 2: Decide on a Jumpsuit

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There are several different kinds and cuts of black jumpsuits. Bloomingdale’s sells the Aqua Jumpsuit that has white spaghetti straps and wide legs. For a more casual look, Asos sells a short-sleeved jumpsuit with skinny legs. For a night out, Guess has a black jumpsuit with a halter keyhole top, a gold belt, and wide legs. If you want a black jumpsuit that you can dress up or dress down, a pleated jumpsuit from Alice and Olivia is sleeveless with a high neck and wide legs. Don’t buy the first black jumpsuit you find: take a look at the different offerings first.

Step 3: Coordinate Your Look

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Once you decide on a jumpsuit, decide on the look you want. If you’re wearing a jumpsuit to work, adding a blazer might be a fantastic idea. If you were to select a blazer from, say, Nordstrom’s, be sure to select the right shoes from Heels.com to go with it. You want to be sure you’re coordinating the exact look you want, either by repeating the black and white element as in the example, or coordinating an animal print with a red blazer. If you’re going for a more casual look, try a pair of gladiator sandals like these Steve Maddens and a wide-brimmed hat. Don’t underestimate the coordination of gold, animal prints, and pops of color.

Step 4: Inside vs. Outside

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As you’re coordinating, be aware of where you plan on going that day. An inside look could stay pretty simple with a great pair of heels and a great bag, whereas an outside look may require more. If you’re going out and it may be breezy, be sure to select a cropped cardigan like this one from Fossil. If you’re spending a lot of time in the sun, be sure to wear a pair of chic sunglasses, particularly a pair of mirrored aviators like these from Carrera.

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