How to Layer Like a Fashion Pro this Winter

When it comes to fashion, the way you layer your outfit is what will make you stand out from the crowd. This winter, there’ll be a lot of layering going on as the temperature keeps dropping. Layering will not only keep you warm but it will also make you look stylish, so long as you know how to do it right.

The trick behind layering your clothes like a fashion pro is knowing what type of clothes to place one over the other. Here is a breakdown of how you can layer this winter. With this guide, there’s no way you can go wrong.

 

Start off with a piece  that’s fitting and lightweight

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Layering starts from the inside out. One of the major fears of ladies when it comes to layering is looking bulky under all those clothes.  So if you see yourself looking bulky after layering, then the problem is from the first layer of clothing you have on.

To remedy this problem, start with a top that stays close to your body. That way whatever clothing you place over it will not make you look bulky. For example, your figure will show more if you wear sweater over a fitting blouse.

 

Let the first layer be a neutral colour then let the bright colours come afterwards

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The colours you choose are very important. A rule of thumb is to make the first layer a neutral colour. When layering there’s a hierarchy of the colours you have to follow. White, beige and light blue are good colours to start with. The next layers can come in bright or dark colours like a navy blue jacket or a black sweater making your outfit more balanced.

For example a dark brown jacket over a beige blouse finished off with ruby-coloured earrings or necklace makes an amazing piece. The colours complement each other.

 

Mix in the different fabrics

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Layering clothing items with the same kind of texture will make your outfit look heavy, monotonous and a bit overpowering.

Getting creative with the way you mix in different items will make your outfit more proportional. For example this winter you can wear a classic cotton collared shirt with a wooly cardigan over a pair of jeans. This way you have mixed cotton, wool and denim, thus creating a variety of textures on your outfit.

 

Vary the length of your outfits

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Layering is all about maintaining the balance and keeping it stylish all through. The length of the clothes on each layer could change your whole look. But you need to keep in mind that in this case proportion is key.

How this works is to let the shorter items balance out the longer items. For example, a long coat over a short skirt will look flattering yet balanced, but a short jacket over a short skirt will make the outfit look out-of-place.

Following these layering tips will keep you looking stylish and toasty this winter.

How do you like to layer? Sound off in the comments section please.

 

 

 

 

Fashion Disaster SOS

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Fashion disasters can happen to the most stylish of us. Most times, it is completely out of hands, and there is nothing we could have done to stop the disaster from happening. I have experience quite a few fashion disasters in my lifetime already; a zip giving way, a broken heel, torn tights, and so many others. The annoying part of these fashion disasters is that they happen in the most awkward places. My heel broke at work once, I had to walk around bare feet until I got spare flats from a co-worker. My zip gave way at a party once, on the dancing floor, imagine that? Thankfully, not many people noticed but it was still embarrassing.

We can’t always avoid these fashion disasters but we can solve them quickly. Here are some fashion disaster SOS that you may find useful while out and about –

 

Broken Heel

If your high heel snaps into 2, coat 1 piece with a glue such as Shoe Goo Glue, at the site of the break and try to attach the other section. Also, stay off your feet as much as you can until you can change into another pair of shoes. Always safe to carry a pair of flats in your bag or leave in your car when you are rocking high heels. You never know when you might need it.

 

Red Wine Stain

Soda water is the best thing to use to get rid of a red wine stain on a white cotton dress. Gently sponging off a red wine stain with soda water would get the stain off.

 

Dull Shoes

Smear a tiny amount of petroleum jelly over your shoes. It would give your dull shoes a shine.

 

Chewing Gum Stain

Get rid of the chewing gum with a knife, hold an ice-cube over the stain until it hardens. This will enable you scrape off the excess gum. Then sponge the area with hot water. This will remove the chewing gum stain completely.

 

Stubborn Zips

If a zipper won’t budge for whatever reason, run a leap pencil along the teeth of the zip. If that doesn’t work, then rub a bar of soap or candle wax onto the problem area. With a little manipulation, the zipper should come unstuck.

 

Rain Marks on Suede

Use a nail file or rough pencil eraser to gently get rid of rain marks on a suede garment.

 

Loose Button

Dot the top of a loose button with a clear nail polish to stop the threads from loosening further and the button from falling off.

 

These are my tried and tested fashion disaster SOS. Have you tried any of these? Do you have any tried and tested fashion disaster SOS? Please share in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Dress for London Fashion Week

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I love watching fashion shows. The designers work so hard to create amazing outfits. It’s such an honour to attend fashion shows and have the opportunity to view their creations firsthand. I have attended quite a few in my lifetime but I am yet to attend any in London. I got a few invites this year but it just didn’t work out for me to attend, but I am hoping to attend some next year.
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the London Fashion Week going on at the moment, and all gorgeous and creative designs, what’s the most appropriate outfit to wear I hear you ask? This can be really tricky as you want to look great, stand out but at the same time stay within the theme of the fashion show. You also want your outfit to be practical. I know I would want to dress up in a stylish but functional outfit.
Interestingly, there are different views on how you should dress for fashion week, if you are lucky enough to get an invite. Some are of the opinion that it is best to wear an outfit created by the designer especially if they invited you to the show. The idea is to lend support and solidarity to the designer who invited you. Some say it’s best to dress in a way that does not overshadow the outfits that will be on display in the fashion show. So it all depends on how you see it.

Fashion week is all about the outfits that will be showcased and they should take the center stage and not your dressing. But it would make sense to stand out. I think it’s so much better to stay true to your personal brand. It’s so much easier to be yourself. Everyone has their own unique style and it’s a shame to keep it hidden.

 

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There’s really no right or wrong answer when it comes to dressing for fashion week, so long as it is stylish and practical, you can never go wrong. With all this in mind, I thought I’d put together a little guide that will help you decide on the type of clothes you should wear for fashion week.
Stick with comfort
When it comes to styling, comfort is key. A typical fashion show hardly ends at the runway. There are also other activities that take place before and after the show. So, it is wise to wear comfortable clothing. Uncomfortable clothing ruins your confidence. Starting from shoes, although it’s important to appear chic, wear shoes that give you some foot room and those that you are able to walk in freely. Stay away from tight clothing or any piece of clothing that will cause discomfort for long hours. The golden rule when it comes to dressing for comfort is “less is more”. So, don’t overdo the accessories.
Stay casual chic
When in doubt, casual’s got your back. Casual gives you the air of someone who is confident, laid back and sociable. Black is my preferred colour for press events, so a black piece would be an ideal piece for me to wear to London Fashion Week. Styling this with a pair of jeans – preferably skinny jeans would be spot on.  You could also go for some colour if that is more right up your street. Some colour could make you attractive and alluring.
Bold with an edge
This may seem like a complete opposite to the casual vibe, but it doesn’t hurt to be daring yet stylish in fashion week. This powerful look will definitely make you stand out if that is the look you are going for. This look is characterized by clothing that make bold statements like a leather jacket over a simple t-shirt and black jeans. This will give you a confident edginess. Finish this off with a pair of motorcycle boots or a pair of stilettos.

What would you wear to London Fashion Week?