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How to Style Polka Dots this Spring

Polka dots are fast becoming a fashion statement. They add fun and playfulness to our outfits. As influencers and celebrities show up more in their polka dot ensembles, it’s only natural to expect more polka dot outfits this spring. So how will you style polka dots this spring?

It seems like the fashion conscious have caught a wind of how versatile polka dots outfits can be. Whether you wear them at formal occasions, to work or causal outings, polka dots have proven to be a must-have item in your wardrobe.

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Since we’re anticipating more polka dots this season, here are ways to style them.

Pair polka dots with a solid coloured piece

This is an age-old unfailing rule when it comes to styling polka dot clothing items. Pair your polka dot top with solid coloured pattern-less bottoms, like a skirt or trousers and you can never go wrong.

The fashion favourite is the monochrome – black and white polka dots layered on solid black or solid white. Red polka dots are also a fashion favourite and if you stick to this rule you’ll have yourself a well-put together outfit.

 

Pair polka dots with other patterns

This may seem counter-intuitive with the first tip, but I have observed how 2018 fashion is tilting towards a bold and adventurous theme. And that includes styling with polka dots. Although it breaks the ancient rule of matching polka dots with solid colours, this combination adds a lot of creativity to your outfit.

Play around with pairing polka dots with other patterns like stripes or checks to add some adventure and edginess to your outfit.

 

Style with bright and cold colours

Polka dots do really well not only with the famous black and while. They work great with bright colours like yellow and orange which perfectly depicts the spring time.

Don’t be afraid to go bold and venture into more yellows, oranges, bright blues and pinks. Pair them with your polka dots pieces to add a lot of fun and playfulness with the bright and bold background. It works perfectly either way whether it is a bright top or bottom.

 

Embrace polka dot one-piece clothing

Spring has an easy laid back vibe which people express in their choice of clothing. A good example is easy to slip on clothing like maxi dresses and jumpsuits.

This is an ensemble not many women are comfortable pulling off because of the overwhelming number of polka dots. However, you can always break the pattern with a fashionable solid coloured hat, a pair of boots or heels, a waist belt or a clutch purse.

 

Compliment your outfit with polka dot accessories

Polka dots are not only fashionable with clothing items, they look amazing as accessories. Polka dots are always eye-catching so even a touch of polka dots can make your outfit stand out.

For low neck top, layer a polka dot scarf. If you’re wearing solid colours all through, compliment them with a polka dot handbag or clutch purse. Those are enough to inject fun into your outfits.

 

Layer over jeans

Another classic is complimenting a polka dot top with a pair of jeans. This combination never grows old. It’s relaxed and casual; just perfect for the springtime. You can also add more denim like a denim jacket over a polka dot top to nail that playful yet relaxed look.

 

How will you style polka dots this spring?

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10 Fashion Hacks You Need to Know

In a blink of an eye, a well-thought of outfit can be ruined.  The good news is that there is a fashion hack to every fashion problem, and an accessory to save the day. Before I get into the 10 fashion hacks, here is a new accessory from Touch I have been styling my outfits with.

 

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I love this Burlington scarf a lot. The colours are my favourite and I love the fact that I can have them all in 1 scarf. I think the design is so amazing, and I am always blown away by the other scarf designs by Touch. I wish I could grab them all. They would be great fashion accessories for spring and summer outfits for sure.

Here are some more photos, so you can appreciate the beauty a bit more 😊

 

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Back to the fashion hacks, here are 10 priceless fashion hacks that you can try out.

 

Remove makeup on your clothes with a wet wipe

Remember those days when you do your makeup and accidentally get makeup on your clothes? It can be a drag to change your clothes especially when it took ages to put the cute outfit together.

A simple way to remove the makeup stain is to use makeup remover wipes to gently wipe away the makeup from your outfit. It takes the makeup right off.

 

Get rid of the smell on vintage clothing

It’s surprising how many cute pieces you’ll find in a thrift store. But together with those clothes comes a peculiar odour that is customary with every vintage outfit from the thrift store. To get rid of the smell, spray some distilled vinegar on the clothes. For tough musty smells, let it stay in a bag of baking soda for a day or two.

 

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Stop zippers from slipping

This is a common occurrence with jeans. Sometimes after zipping the jeans, the zipper could slide back down. A cool hack is to take a key-ring the size of a penny. Hook it to the end of the zipper and loop the key-ring on the button of your jeans. That will stop the zipper from slipping down.

 

Take the sweat stains off your white shirt

Of all the things that could ruin a white shirt, yellow sweat stains are among the worst. Even after putting your white shirt through several rounds of washing with a good detergent, the yellow stains hardly leave. All you need to do is apply some lemon juice and throw it in the washing machine. The stains will vanish.

 

Make your shoes spotless

Who wouldn’t want to look flawless from head to toe? But shoes are the worst hit in this situation. To get stains off your shoes, keep some baking soda handy. Mix baking soda with water and use a toothbrush to get all the stains, marks and dirt out.

 

Jacket without wrinkles

Ever wondered how some people managed to have jackets with no wrinkles? Well I came across this hack that keeps jackets wrinkle-free. It lies in how you keep them. What you need to do is turn your jackets inside out and fold them. That helps to keep the wrinkles and creases at bay.

 

 

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Deal with stinky sneakers

We’re all too familiar with the funky smell that comes from our shoes and sneakers and on to the feet. Here’s a simple hack to get rid of the smell: add some baking soda in your shoes and the odour goes away.

 

Find jeans that fit

Here’s a cool trick to find out if a pair of jeans fit without trying them on. Hold the pair of jeans and wrap the waist around your neck. If the two ends touch each other behind your neck, then they’re most likely a perfect fit.

 

Keep the stubborn collars from curling

Crisp collared shirts, especially on work days, make you look formal and chic. But not when the collars start curling on their own. To stop those stubborn collars from curling on their own, use a flat iron to press the collars flat and keep them tamed throughout the day.

 

Give your jewellery some shine

Even the simplest of jewellery adds a lot of charm to your outfits. However, the shinier your jewels the more alluring it is on you. To add some shine to your jewelry, use ketchup to clean your silver jewellery and beer to clean your gold jewellery.

 

Do you have any tried and tested fashion hack? What do you think of my Burlington scarf?

 

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Tops That Every Woman Should Have In Her Wardrobe

When it comes to clothing, many of us simply pick up items that catch our eye as and when we see them. We don’t put all too much thought into what we’ll pair the individual items with or how we’ll wear them. This all too often results in wonderful items going to waste, hanging in our wardrobes untouched. Ever wonder why so many of us seem to constantly shop but still have nothing to wear? This is the cause. We do in fact have things to wear but they just don’t gel well with the rest of our look and overall desired aesthetic.

 

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So, it’s time to start curating your wardrobe. This means having a clear out, selling, donating or recycling the items that we get minimal use from and stocking our wardrobe back up with carefully chosen garments that we’ll regularly wear. Let’s start this journey from the top by looking at, well… tops! Here are signature tops that every woman should have in her wardrobe.

 

Graphic Tees

Plain t-shirts are great, but graphic tees are where you can really make a statement with your outfit. Now, we’re not saying you need to sport t-shirts with cartoon characters or superhero logos on the front. What we are saying is that you can incorporate some cool Wrangler shirts, Levis tees, and social statement t-shirts into your wardrobe to take the emphasis off practical but dull, plain options. Keep an eye out for designs printed on ringer tees in particular. The contrasting colours on the ribbing around the neck and sleeves make for a desirable vintage look!

 

A Silk Blouse

Now, silk is expensive. This is why we say you only really need one. But with the larger price tag comes an assurance of quality. Not only does it look more expensive and haute couture than cotton or polyester… it feels it too! This staple can be incorporated into a variety of looks. If you have an important meeting coming up, it should be a go-to piece. However, it can also be paired with high-waisted jeans for a sleek, Parisian look, or tucked into a long pleat skirt for a stunning evening outfit.

 

Batwing

Batwing tops see the fabric from the body of the design taper to the arms, so that if the individual wearing one were to stretch their arms out full length, they would appear to have a silhouette similar to that of a bat in flight. This style originates in the eighties but has proven popular over the years. It’s great for when you want more extended sleeve coverage, but a loose fit around the chest and armpits.

 

A Kaftan

While Kaftans traditionally reach the floor, many designers are shortening the length and transforming this loose-fitting piece into a top. They come in a wide range of colours, cuts, fabrics, and designs, but the most popular tend to be made from soft, light materials such as chiffon or silk and drape over the shoulders, coming about three-quarters of the way down your arms. They’re great for summer wear when other tops may cling or feel excessively heavy.

 

Hopefully, these popular styles will get you started on the right foot! Remember you can almost always try garments on before buying, so try them out and see what suits you best!

 

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