Style Tips: How to establish your personal style

It can be tricky to find and stick to your personal style. The fashion industry is filled with new trends and designs every season. It is so easy to get carried away with pieces and accessories you like but may not necessarily be in tune with your personal style. If you are struggling to establish your personal style, you may find these style tips very useful:

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Declutter your wardrobe

The first thing to do when trying to establish your personal style is to take a good look at what you have already in your wardrobe. Look at all your pieces and accessories and decide on what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. Once you have decided on items you want to keep, the next step is to see which items go well together and which items would fit into the personal style you have in mind. Once this is done, you will most definitely have new gaps in your wardrobe you would need to fill.

Create a mood board and go shopping

Once you find the gaps that need filling, the next step is to go shopping to fill those gaps. You have a personal style in mind already, so you need to have that in mind while you are out shopping. It would be pointless to buy an item that doesn’t fit into the personal style theme, so staying focused is very important. Creating a mood board before you go shopping would be a great idea because it allows you create different looks and gives you many ideas on the sort of clothing and accessories to shop for. Having this mood board on your phone as you shop is great. If you are an online shopper like me, this would be very easy to work with.

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Make your personal style yours

Now that you have decided on the style you want, you need to make it yours. This should come naturally if this is really your personal style. Once you are satisfied and comfortable with your look, then you can be rest assured you have established your signature style. If the look doesn’t feel right, you can look into styling the pieces and accessories differently to see if it works better.

When it comes to persona style, the whole idea is for the look to be uniquely yours. If it doesn’t feel right, it make be better to take another look at your wardrobe and see how you can make it work better for you.

 

 

Add more vintage style to your wardrobe with these easy style tips

Are you desperate to add a touch of vintage style to your wardrobe? It’s easy to look back at the styles of fashion icons like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Jane Mansfield and think that a white halter neck dress and perfectly coiffed hairdo will cut it. Sadly, it’s not that simple.

Vintage style means flawless elegance and it’s not easy to pull off. However, there are ways that you can add a touch of vintage style to your current wardrobe without looking like you’ve walked straight out of a fancy-dress shop. Read on for some simple vintage style advice!

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Glasses

The most effective way to emanate a vintage vibe is by using accessories. This means that if you wear glasses, you’re in luck! You’ll find a huge range of vintage style glasses available online. Vintage style glasses are certainly popular right now, and you can forget painfully heavy and bulky frames of yesteryear, as these days you can enjoy vintage style in absolute comfort.

Start shopping for vintage glasses online now and you can try hundreds of vintage styles virtually, from the comfort of your own home!

An A-line skirt

Unequivocally 50s! A-line skirts are the epitome of vintage style and they go with pretty much anything. This means that incorporating them into your current wardrobe is essential. The flattering cut of an A-line skirt means that it suits any body shape and type, meaning you’ll be full of confidence and vintage vibes no matter your shape or your age!

Add some pearls

Pearls ooze glamour and sophistication, but they’re also subtle and delicate. Working with simple accessories like a string of pearls means you can add vintage style to any outfit. Whether you’re heading to the office, for a coffee with the girls, or enjoying a night out with your S.O.

Try adding some vintage buttons

If you love sewing, then this one could be for you. If you want to mix eras and add a splash of vintage to your current shirts, blouses, and cardigans then consider replacing the buttons on your contemporary pieces with vintage ones. You’ll find buttons from eras gone by in haberdashery shops and even in online marketplaces. If you don’t know how to sew, there’s no better time to learn.

Rich fabrics are your friends

Stars of the silver screen didn’t wear polyester or cheap materials, they draped themselves in heavenly, luxurious fabrics. Silk, velvet, and satin were always the go-to fabrics on the red carpet and thankfully these days they don’t cost the earth. You don’t necessarily have to choose items of clothing in these richer materials. Shoes, handbags, and scarves can add a dash of sophisticated vintage to any modern outfit.

And finally, don’t overdo it!

It’s easy to try and replicate a whole vintage outfit. However, when it comes to fashion, less is often more. Adding a few vintage touches to your current wardrobe can add vintage luxury to any outfit! Keep it simple and experiment with different textures, fabrics, and colours.

5 Handbag Shapes Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe

Handbags are my favourite type of accessory because they are like an extension of my body. They have the power to take a plain outfit to a whole new style level. I love having handbags in different shapes for different occasions. My handbags are usually quite large because I like to put all sorts inside them. There are 5 handbag shapes every woman needs in her wardrobe. These handbag shapes are very common, and I am sure you would have come across them if you don’t already have them in your bag collection.

5 Handbag Shapes Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe
Clutch

For those who don’t know, clutches were invented in the 1920s and have been a fashion hit ever since. I have a few clutches. They are great for special events. I don’t carry them much because they are impractical for everyday use but they do look pretty for occasions when I do need them.

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Tote

Tote bags are usually large and flat with an open top and zippered pockets inside. They are my favourite sort of bags because they come in the right size. I like my bags large.

Baguette

This shape is named after the French loaf of bread because of the similarity in the shapes. Baguette bags have short straps and are worn tucked under the arm. They are super stylish. I have had a DKNY baguette bag for years now and I am still so very in love with it. For those who are not sure of what a Baguette bag looks like, here is an example below.

Croc Embossed Baguette Bag

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Minaudière

A Minaudière is a clutch bag without handles or straps. It is the combination of a purse and an evening bag. The name comes from the French ‘minauder’ which means ‘to simper’.

Hobo

Hobo bags are also my favourites. I love them because they are oversized soft leather bags in a curved crescent shape with a shoulder strap. Many of my bags are in Hobo shapes.

 

What do you think of these handbag shapes?

 

 

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