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.

 

Brown Bag Makeover

Hey peeps, happy new month! Welcome to December, the last month of 2015, whoop whoop. These last 3 months have gone by so fast, too fast, and to usher in the new month, I bring to you a slightly different post. The husband – M, takes over the blog, and he has had a makeover, yay!

 

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The lovely people of Brown Bag offered M the opportunity to pick out some pieces from their website, and he was spoilt for choice, it took him quite awhile to make up his mind, as there are so many cool designer pieces on Brown Bag. For those who have never heard of this brand, it is an outlet store, specialising in selling premium menswear from past seasons, at great prices. I was on the site yesterday and there was a ‘get up to 80% off’ Cyber Week sale going on, it was crazy, and let’s just say, I got busy. Most items were slashed to at least 75% off, and I couldn’t stop myself. I had to shop, but it was all good because I still had some Christmas gifts to get. I am sorted for Christmas gifts now, well almost sorted I think.

Now back to this stylish outfit, M went for a Luke 1977 Abbots blue vein striped pique polo shirt. This regular fit shirt featured a classic flat knit collar, a three button placket, ribbed cuffs and a Luke 1977 badge embroidered to the chest. I love the feel and colour of this polo shirt, and the coloured stripes. It is also an excellent fit, which is great.

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M also picked out a Dapper Stag quilted navy blue jacket by Woodhouse Clothing. This regular fit, made in England jacket featured a classic corduroy collar, corduroy bound cuffs, snap-flap pockets to hips and an internal zipped pocket. It is perfect for layering for the chilly months and can also be worn as a light jacket in the warmer months. I love this jacket so much, can you tell?

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What do you think of this look? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading.

 

WHAT M WORE

Polo Shirt – Luke 1977 c/o Brown Bag

Jacket – Woodhouse Clothing c/o Brown Bag

Jeans – Maine New England

Sneakers – Tommy Hilfiger

Watch – Guess

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulously British

I got the opportunity to pick out some cool pieces from the new Jack Wills Summer Collection and I knew I just had to have this coral stripe 100% cotton Mornick shirt dress. This piece screams Quality from a distance and it is a beauty. I love the structure of the dress and I can see myself wearing this dress a lot this summer.

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Jack Wills Dress

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WHAT I WORE

Shirt Dress – c/o Jack Wills

Sneakers – Tommy Hilfiger

Bag- Guess

Watch – Dolce & Gabbana

Earrings & Necklace – Swarovski

Bracelet – A&W Armreif (German Brand)

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