People who happen to have some sort of interest in fashion tend to be judged by 'the smart people of the world' as shallow and as someone who has way too much money for their level of intellect.
The charges are: there are more important values in like than appearance, there are more important activities than shopping and playing dressing up, there are more important obligations in life that require your money and a intelligent person won't waste their money on clothes and everything related.
Who are these 'smart people of the world'?
The jealous, who lacks in either fashion sense, money, aesthetics or motivation.
The busy, who has no time for a bullshit stuff like fashion so just row the superfluous fashion industry and everybody who thinks the opposite.
The other kind of the busy, who brags about the very very very important activities in life that are the true meaning of life and besides those, fashion has no place to exist. (this is actually quite common between fresh moms who has no time for such things like dressing up or shopping.)
These are quite sad to write as I've already written an article of the importance on style and self-expression with fashion. Not he mention the power of first sight. You can have a wondelfull personality, but a misarable outside can perfectly hide it. And not having an expressive personal style makes you have to talk more about who you are and what you want.
The whining of the fashion hater moms isn't surprising either that they can hardly find any jobs. Employers doesn't like shitty appearance, surprising, isn't it?
(Stylish moms, don't get it personal) and it is not about hurting anybody. I just want to open the eyes of the mentioned, and yes they probably won't read blogs like mine, but if you have a friend like them, please have a little chit-chat about the importance of style. I matters a lot and it's not a matter of money.
There are a lot of more money-consuming hobby activities like photography, playing any musical instrument, golf or scuba diving and no one cares about those who like doing them.
Why the fashion? Why do they suppose that if someone is interested, they must be a stupid bitch with her daddy's money (or gay if it's a guy)?
Feel free to share your point in the comments section!
Clothes can tell stories and clothes also can express ourpersonalities and intentions if we use them well. Making a tool of fashion allows us to give out information about us without saying a word.
Isn’t it amazing? Mostly, it is.
However,we also have to avoid backfire, because if we do not
dress up to what we want to communicate, it can cause trouble and it won’t fall
out well. Let’s take dress code for example. In corporate surroundings,the
sophisticated office look is recommended, but those who work in a creative
athmosphere e. g. in an editorial room are allowed to loosen these conventional
rules. Also, bridal dresses are white because they communicate the cleanliness
of virginity, or at least they used to do so, today there is no
significance but that’s an other pair of
shoes. The main point is that people have been using fashion as a tool to
communicate their personalities for a long time and we should not give up on
this pretty tradition.
Get to know yourself
The first step to be able to communicate what we wish is to
find out what we wish. Simple as that. We must get to know ourselves and our
goals. The easiest way to do so is to
write down to a piece of paper or to a notebook all the important features that
describe us or the ones that we would like to describe us. We can choose many
expressions, the only requirement is
that they must agree with our intentions and personalities.
Go Shopping and
describe random items
Go to the local mall or any kind of clothing store and take
a look around. Look for the garments that appeal to you at first sight. This
way, you may set your eyes on something you would not pay attention to normally.
After that, try to describe these targeted itemms. Why are they so appealing to
you? What do you like about them?
Maybe, you’ll be surprised that many of those descriptions
will reflect your own description of yourself. E.g. if you have a complex
personality and tend to lost in details, you get set your eyes on a mixed
material piece of clothes that you can wear in different styles.
If you are an introvert who doesn’t like to be int he center
of attention, you tend to set your eyes on a plaid, neutral coloured item that
doesn’t raise much attention therefore
won’t hobble you.
Experiment a lot
You don’t have to make it more difficult than it should be and
don’t need to get lost in the abundance
of shopping guides . The easiest way is to try on everything that seems proper
at the first sight. Don’t worry, you will realise if something is wrong,
something doesn’t suit you - colour, shape, style.
Spend enough time in
the fitting room to be able to analize the chosen pieces. Does it communicate
what you want it to? E. g. if you want to be taken seriously do not chose silly,
childish or too sporty items, people in normal life won’t appreciate something like the Philip Lim Boomsweater.
The advice about can help you choose, but the main point is
that you should always, under any circumstances feel good in what you’re
Last week I accepted the challenge to define my own style and I must admit it was not easy. I wrote a post about it and I'm almost satisfied with the article. But, I always can add something and change some labels. As our personality, our style changes as well and it is hard to put in into words that reflect the reality.
In this little note I write down and share with you a way to systematize your thoughts. A way that I used to do so with my own style.
First of all, create 3 or 4 outfits that are your favourites - put on your most loved items and dress up casually, in a sporty way, elegant and so on - what you usually do. Then imagine that the outfit is worn by a celebrity or something and you write the article about her/his style. Collect the signature items, use of colours and patterns, materials, determine that in what style they dress. It is much easier to do so with a stranger then with yourself so just imagine that that is not your outfit photo.
Secondly, explain it! Write down the keywords I mentioned above and explained why you choose them. Is it due to your lifestyle, job, hobby, favourite celebrity, style icon or something else? It is your choice what to wear so I suppose you know the answers.
Eventually, represent your style with some outfit photos showing off your highlights as a photo equals 1000 words.
I hope these mini tips were useful and you won't feel awkward when asked to describe your style. Also, when in doubt about buying or not buying something during shopping being aware of your style can be crutial. Good luck!
With my bodyshape (short legs to be more specific) I didn't dare to wear flashy pants for a long time only plain ones and skinny jeans but now I've realised they can be an option for me too supposing I choose and pair them properly. On supermodels everything looks perfect, they can put on whatever they/or designers want so they don't need to think about it. However, not everybody has that bodyshape so maybe we need some advice how to pair these beauties.
Under the photos I collected my experiences and advices.
Take them and stick out of the crowd.
Instructions for bold patterns:
- wear them with plain items
- put on heels to make your legs look skinnier and longer
- let them be the highlight of your outfit
- they look the best with neutrals
- watch for the patterns - you don't want to look like an elephant
Do you have flashy/bold pants? How do you pair them?
I love black - this is the most classy colour for me and I just can't get enough of it. However, it is not easy to wear a mostly black closet. I have to pay attention for a couple of things to avoid the mourning effect. The most important thing is mixing different kinds of materials. It helps to divide each items from each other and emphasise their beauty. The easiest way to go is faux leather - it can spice up an all black outfit smartly.
There are other important things apart from that so I made a list from them under the photos.
Take the advices and shine in black.
How to wear black properly:
- use different kinds of materials to divide each items
- it looks best with blonde or at least lighter hair
- you can add little pops of colours in the accessories - neutrals are great too
- metallic jewelry can stick out beautifully from black - silver and rose gold are the best
- let your skin visible
- have neutral nails as well - nude, white, french
Do you like black? What are your tips to look great wearing it?
Wearing white is not an option for a lot of people e.g. for me it is hard not to dirty my white clothes in a minute. That's why I don't wear white as much as I would like to - but I'm in love with white t-shirts. I enjoy myself very much while browsing tumblr for white photos - they look so great. I wish I could stay that clean during my days, but sadly I can't. However, occasionally I have the opportunity to wear all white and I'd like to share my experience with you regarding what looks great and what you should avoid.
Under the photos there are advices about this wonderful colour.
Take them and enjoy white.
Tips to wear white the best:
- use layering and mixing materials - leather, lace, silk
- wear statement pieces - necklaces, bracelets and rings
- white looks great on tanned skin
- use materials of different transparency
- you can have both neutral and vivid/colourful nails
- metallic jewelry work as well - silver and rose gold
- great with both dark and white hair
I don't know if it is just me or I'm not alone but when I want to buy a new bag I always end up with a black one. I don't know why, maybe because black is so classy and I think I can pair it with everything, but the problem is that I think the same in case of coats, jeans ans shoes. Black is good and other colours are not reable enough. As a result I managed to pile up a very huge closet mostly from black items and I always feel too dark when dressing up. The other day a wild idea appeared the I should start solving this problem with my bags, I mean there are a lot of oppurtunity according to high fashion. If you have the same problem, I offer you some kinds of solution based on fashionable designer items.
1, Inspired by the Louis Vuitton Fox Tails
Visually fox tail is a very good option but I have some problems with it. Firstly, I feel sorry for foxes. They are so adorable and don't deserve to die just to give us their tail as an accessory. Secondly, all the Louis Vuitton stuff are expensive as f*ck and I can't afford them neither now nor in the near future. A LV fox fur attachable tail charm costs $1,120. So starting up with these issues I found a better solution related to getting an attachable tail - Dolls Kill Freaking Faux-fur-foxtails.
They are faux, so no poor foxes had to die, they are affordable - they're on sale at $24 and they're available in 8 colours. Do we need more?
2, Inspired by the belted Burberry Bags
Well, every black bag looks better with belts but the square shaped ones can be the most easily spiced up by belts put around them. It makes a more sophisticated look and doesn't cost a fortune. You can use any kind of belts you want - colourful, studded, from all kinds of material, wide and narrow, with some patterns on them - it's up to you and your taste.
It seems this post is a lot about Dolls Kill, maybe because of my style, I like balancing between classy and edgy and a classy black bag is too boring for me. I collected two cool belts to use from DK, one with the sign "BON APETIT" and one with crosses on it. But as I said before - it's all up to you.
3, Inspired by the Miu Miu Bow Bags
To be honest I hate bows. I hate them because they are too sweet and charming but I realised that if you don't overuse them, they can be cool, like the Miu Miu bags. They have bows but I don't hate them, they have the balance I seek. When you spice up your bag keep the balance and don't let the bows take over control. It is again up to your style and taste - you can use different kinds of material, sizes, shapes.
I can mention again the Doll Kills webshop (no, they don't sponsor me) to take a look at, as they have some great items with bowsthat can be used during the bag "upspicing" project.
What do you do to spice up your bags? Any other great ideas from you?