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Outfit Post – Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Hey fashion lovers! How are you? I am good. It has been a very busy time for me. The month of June is pretty much over. It has gone by so fast. I can’t believe it is July next week. The weather has also been great and we have been making the most of the sunshine as you can see in this outfit post. The amazing sunshine is making me shine bright like a diamond that I am in these photos.

 

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I am rocking my natural hair for the first time in an outfit post and I am so proud of  how far I have come.My natural hair journey started abut 2 years ago. It has been tough, and sometimes, I am tempted to straightened the hair with some chemicals. But then I remember why I started growing my hair natural, and that stops me.

My hair is still at the stage of me not really knowing how to style it. Which is why it is usually in cornrows. But for the next weeks, I am going to be experimenting with various natural hair styles and treatments to see what works best for my hair.

 

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I have recently started using some new hair care products and techniques which I will be sharing on Fashion and Style Police in the next few weeks. It would be exciting to see how these treatments transform my natural hair.

In this outfit post, I am wearing existing pieces from my wardrobe. Even though I love fashion and I enjoy writing about it and showing various styles, I don’t shop very often. But when I do shop, I like to go for quality pieces that would last longer and stand the test of time.

 

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What do you think of this casual look? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a smashing day!

 

WHAT I WORE

Shirt – Tommy Hilfiger

Molly Jeans – River Island

Sandals – NEXT

Bag – Michael Kors

Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs

Headband – BOOTS

Bracelet –  Fitbit Charge 2

Earrings – Dubai Gold Souk

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Styling the Mister for a Day

I enjoy playing dress up as you should all know by now. I also enjoy dressing other people up, especially the Mister and the toddlers. Back in my stylist days, I use to take delight in shopping for others and dressing them up. Every now and again, I still find the time to style outfits for others, especially the Mister. He does not like shopping, so I pretty much do all the shopping for him. And I enjoy doing it.

If I was asked to dress him up for a day, here are the pieces I would pick from the SS16 Collection at House of Fraser:

 

Polo Ralph Lauren Custom-Fit Short Sleeve Polo Shirt £75

 

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We love Ralph Lauren Polos in our house. They are iconic and super quality. We have quite a few we got some years ago, and they still look as good as new.

This royal blue piece would look amazing on the Mister. It is an amazing colour, would suit his skin undertone (more on undertones later this week, so look out for the post), and it is a perfect colour for the summer. The price tag may appear heavy at £75, but quality does not come cheap.

 

Versace Jeans Tiger Slim Fit Indigo Jean £120 £84

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I have had my eye on this piece for a while now and I am extremely happy to see it is now on sale for £84. This Versace Jeans Tiger slim fit indigo jean would look amazing paired with the Ralph Lauren Polo. I like the shade of the blue, and I like the fact that it is slim fit. It would look amazing on Mister, that is for sure.

 

Tommy Hilfiger Suede Lace-up Trainers £85 £59.50

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This Tommy Hilfiger Suede Lace-up Trainers is also on sale at the moment, which is brilliant. I love the compact design. The grey suede is a beauty, and it would complement the blue Polo shirt and Versace jeans perfectly. And I know the Mister would love it too.

 

Calvin Klein 2 Pack Fine Stripe Socks £12 £6

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A bloke can never have too many socks, right? And an outfit with trainers will never be complete without socks. The Calvin Klein stripe socks is a good deal at just £6 at the moment. I like the simple design so much. It would be a lovely addition to his socks collection.

 

These are the pieces I would be picking up if I was asked to style the Mister for a day. What do you think of these pieces? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading  and have a lovely Friday.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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