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    Incorporating Subtle Accessories Into Your Outfit

     

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    When it comes to the way we present ourselves to others, the majority of us tend to focus on the main body of our clothing. This makes sense. After all, an outfit choice can speak volumes about a person and their personal taste. But it’s important to remember that accessories can contribute towards this! Now, many people make the mistake of thinking that accessorising has to be bold and lavish. They will browse real stand out, statement pieces. Actually wearing these can be daunting, as they can be easy to get wrong, and we don’t want to make a fool of ourselves. But it’s important to remember that this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case, and that accessorising can be extremely subtle. Here are just a few ways to accessorise without making any excessively bold aesthetic moves.

     

    Jewellery

     

    Perhaps the simplest way to accessorise quietly is to invest in some pieces of jewelry. While there are some really garish pieces out there on the market, there are also plenty of small, dainty pieces. Consider plain silver or gold band bracelets, stud or small hoop earrings, and simple chain necklaces with dainty pendants. These easily add a touch of personality and glamour to your outfit! The best part? If they’re not too bold and colourful, they can be incorporated into almost any ensemble without clashing.

     

    Scarves

     

    Another subtle way to accessorise is to use practical and functional accessories. We are currently delving into the winter months, the temperature is dropping, and the weather is taking a turn for the worse. So why not invest in a warm scarf? Not only will this keep you toasty and warm, preventing harsh winds from cutting at your neck, but the right colour or print can prove to be the perfect addition to your overall outfit!

     

    Socks

     

    We tend to wear socks with almost every outfit at this time of year. Our sandals and slip on shoes have been tucked well away in our closest until Spring comes around! Now, if you’re going to wear socks, they really don’t have to be plain. There are so many different styles out there! From novelty socks to patterned socks or thick, ribbed boot socks. Choose something a little alternative to brighten up your ensemble.


    These are just a few different options that you have on hand when it comes to incorporating some accessories into your outfit. Remember that sometimes subtle is better! It shows an eye for detail and implies that more thought has been put into your fashion choices!

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    Focus on the Main Body of Your Outfit Before Accessories!

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    Accessories are fun. They spruce up any outfit and a touch of something personal and unique to your overall ensemble. But you need to remember that accessories are there to complement what you are wearing and shouldn’t necessarily be the focal point of your entire look. Too many people make the mistake of choosing an accessory and then trying to base the rest of their entire look around this one small feature. Instead, if you want to look good at all times, you should really focus on the main body of your outfit. Here are just a few different items that you should make the focal point of your ensemble!

     

    Dresses

     

    If you’re looking to make putting an outfit together as simple as possible, you might want to consider a dress. A dress comprises the whole body of an outfit in just one item of clothing, so you don’t have to worry quite so much about matching things up. Now, there are various different types of dresses out there and so there are styles to suit pretty much any occasion. Consider maxi dresses from www.fillyflair.com for a casual day out or lunch. There are cocktail dresses for nights out on the town. Consider ball gowns for fancy evening events. What’s most important when buying any dress is the fit. So make sure to get to know your body type and what you feel most comfortable in, as well as which cuts best flatter your figure.

     

    Jeans

     

    Jeans are an absolute staple and pretty much anyone’s wardrobe will have a few pairs hanging in there. But it can be pretty difficult to find the perfect pair to suit your needs. You have to consider factors such as colour, wash, denim weight, and fit. But once you find the perfect pair you’ll be set for years to come, as jeans have a certain longevity to them. Consider a variety of different styles. You could try skinny fit, flares, and everything in between. You could also try out the season’s hottest trend and invest in a pair of heavily ripped jeans or DIY and take a pair of fabric scissors to your own unripped jeans. Just be careful when altering clothing yourself. It’s better to make small rips and expand on them than to go in with a huge cut to start, only to find that it’s in the wrong place or has made your jeans unwearable.

     

    Skirts

     

    You may feel a little reluctant to wear skirts now that winter is approaching and the temperature is dropping. After all, who wants cold legs? But you should also bear in mind that you can pair up any skirts you own with some thick tights to keep toasty and warm!

    Once you’ve got the main body of your outfit on point, you can then focus on accessorising and sprucing things up a bit!

    Fashion Reviews

    Fall Fashion With Organic Cotton PrAna

    Disclosure: I received complimentary products from Moms Meet (PrAna) in exchange for my honest opinion.


    Fall Fashion With Organic Cotton PrAna

    Fall is here!

    While I’m not excited about the cold we do get to wear some nice sweaters and boots. I heard of prAna before but I knew them for their workout clothes. I always wanted to try their yoga pants. When chosen to review their fall line I was excited about the opportunity. Continue Reading

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    Looking Fashionable When Your Luggage Allowance is Tight

    Looking Fashionable When Your Luggage Allowance is Tight

    Over the past few years, a lot of airlines have put their luggage fees up. As a result, taking more than one suitcase with you on holiday is expensive. Understandably, most of us squeeze what we need into as few suitcases as possible. Unfortunately, when you are travelling with a baby or toddler leaving certain bulky items behind is not a viable option. As a result, you rarely have much space left for you and your partner’s clothes. This makes it quite tricky to pack what you need to look your best in your holiday photos.

    Over the years, we have learnt how to fit what we need into a very limited space. Below we are sharing a few tips to help you to do the same.

    Pack lightweight clothes

    Building your holiday wardrobe around lightweight items of clothing like leggings and thin tops or shirts is a good idea. Not only do thinner clothes take up less of your weight allowance, they also tend not to crease as much. The fact that they are usually made of manmade fabrics also makes them easier to rinse out and get dry.

    Plan what you wear to travel in carefully

    You can easily fit a couple of pairs of leggings, several tops, at least one dress and your underwear into a cabin-only case. Add in the jeans or skirt you wear to the airport along with a light cardigan or jumper and a jacket and you should have enough clothes to last you a week. Plus, if you start to run out of clothes all you need to do is to rinse a couple of items through and hang them on a hanger to dry. Provided the clothes are thin enough they will not need ironing.

    Make sure everything matches

    When you travel light like this it is particularly important that you make sure that everything you take matches. That way you will have plenty of outfit combinations to choose from.

    Lay everything out on the bed including the clothes you are planning to wear while travelling. Now you can check how many different outfits you can create using the items you are planning to take.

    Think about the activities you are planning to enjoy while you are away and ask yourself if you have what you need for each of them. Try to do this at least a week before you are due to travel. That way you will have enough time to go out and buy any items that are missing. If you can, take your suitcase and pack it then weigh it. Doing this enables you to double check that everything will fit into the cases you are planning to take with you.

    Make the best use of the space available

    How you fold your clothes and fill in the gaps plays a big role in how much you can fit into your case. For example, rolling instead of folding saves an awful lot of space. This magazine article explains how to make the best use of the limited space you have when travelling with just one suitcase.

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    Why Going For The Chop Could Be Your Best Decision Ever

    Could it be that it’s time to get rid of that weave you’ve rocked all summer? This will give your hair a healthy dose of deep conditioning, detangling and breathing space. Tonnes of celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon of shorter hair. Not only is shorter hair more liberating and fresh, but it’s also easier to style and looks completely on trend right now. Could the end of 2016 be the year we go for the chop?

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    Rihanna, Halle Berry and Solange Knowles are all advocates of some seriously awesome short hair styles. While Rihanna changes hers up quite often, Halle Berry has been rocking a crop for quite some time. Her pixie cut has an air of 1950’s Audrey Hepburn Hollywood glam about it, but she also punks it up on the red carpet too. Berry wears the look relaxed, curly and spiky, showing just how versatile her natural hair can be. It certainly makes her stand out in the sea of celebrity hair extensions. She has recently been seen with longer hair, but is still wearing it all-natural and on the shoulder. Even Victoria Beckham has recently gone for the bob and got rid of those extra long extensions.

     

    While a weave can give you enviable long, thick locks, natural seems to be the way forward in 2016. Cost, quality, hair loss and pain are all reasons to ditch the weave and go for the crop. Not only that, but a shorter hairstyle will show off your features, your décolletage and collar bone too. Perhaps you want to opt for a pixie crop like Jennifer Hudson? Or maybe you’re thinking of short natural curls like Solange? Whatever style you want, look to celebrities for inspiration for myriad cool shorter hair styles. The great thing about wearing you hair short is that a colour change is also easier on the condition. So if you fancy going platinum a la Amber Rose or red like Rihanna, it’s much more simple to achieve.

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    If you don’t feel brave enough for the pixie cut, why not go for a bob? Kerry Washington is the owner of one of the best bobs in Hollywood. Her all natural hair is wavy and texturised, and she works with that on all her red carpet styles. Her stylist Takisha Sturdicant-Drew tells us she prefers to keep her locks natural, as it’s much healthier and easier to style. She is often seen with bangs, curls and straight styles that are always on point.

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    If you aren’t blessed with Kerry Washington’s perfect natural waves, why not make like Solange Knowles and go all out with a chic natural afro? She has talked in the past how difficult it is to maintain her natural hair. But she has also said she loves it when it’s in a twist out and has been slept on and then revitalised with the steam from a shower. A natural ‘Fro takes a lot of patience, but the results are incredible. So if you’re ready to try something new why not take the plunge?

     

    Just remember that if you go for the all natural chop that you will have to pro-actively look after your hair. Do a deep conditioning treatment twice a week, experiment with different styles and use a wide tooth comb to brush your hair when wet. Don’t brush it when it’s dry!

     

    Ready to go for the chop? Why not share you shorter hairstyles with us right here?