The dark season is over…

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Summer is known to be about being able to go to outdoor events, we are able to wear our favourite dresses and shorts without having to worry about the ‘cold’ weather. It’s all about the sunglasses, open toe shoes, light weight clothing and being free from the cold and fever. A lot of people plan road trips and vacations in summer, let us do all of that in style.

Summer 2013 is all about colour, monochrome and graphics. Don’t be afraid of standing out with bold colours and contrasts. Play around with different patterns, shapes and stripes. The following are a few ideas on what to wear this season (summer must haves).

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You will never go wrong with neons (bright and bold colours).

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Look stylish and chic in graphic and monochrome.

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Summer does not exist without colour, combining colour and elegance.

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These are a few looks that you can consider for this season #summer2013….

Sources

Images are from: Google images

Graphic: http://cdn2.chicisimo.com/thumbs/files/2013/06/miu-miu-argento-zara-occhiali-occhiali-da-sole~look-main-single.jpg

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A girl’s best “friend”

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Contrary to popular belief that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, I think that shoes are a girl’s best friend. I love shoes more than diamonds, sometimes I feel like I cannot get enough shoes. I wish I could have them in different colors, shapes and designs and have an abundance of choices but with the shoe size that I wear it’s not easy to get the shoes that you want because they sometimes do not make size 3 heels. When I find the perfect pair of heels, I wish I could have the same pair in different colours. Apart from this shoes complete outfits and they can make you stand out and feel more confident/glamorous especially heels. Shoes can enhance your outfit. For example a casual outfit such as wearing a simple shirt and jeans can be enhanced by throwing a pair of exquisite heels.

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There are shoes that you can wear to go anywhere because they comfortable on the contrary there are also those that you only wear for special occasions. There are some heels that you can only wear when you are going out for dinner and know that you will be sitting down, because they look good but they are very uncomfortable but you bought them because they looked perfect. I have also realized that I cannot follow all the trends in fashion. I settle for what I like and that is simple, classy, stylish and elegant shoes (timeless shoes). For example gladiators are in but I personally would not buy them because I do not find them that appealing however they might look good on someone else.

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Alexander McQueen and avant-garde shoes

There are shoes that we would love to have just to keep in our shoe collection and there are those that we love but we cannot afford and one of which is a pair of Alexandra McQueen’s.

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Wedges – comfortable shoes that you can wear anywhere. You can wear them to work, whilst shopping and on a ladies night out.

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You can never go wrong with platforms and they are more comfortable than your normal stilettos because they are elevated in front. This makes your foot feel more stable and comfortable.

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Latest shoe trends for spring/summer 2013: transperant details, chuncky heels, pointed toes, bold gladiators and metallics just to name a few. Look stylish and fabulous in your favourite pair of heels…

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REFERENCE

All images are from: Google images

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A female’s perspective on men’s clothing

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This blog was inspired by the feedback that I received from men about my blog. They said that they also want tips about how to dress up and trends in fashion. This is dedicated to men and it is my opinion on different types of clothing and styles that I like for men. In my perspective males fashion is not as hard to pull off as compared to females. You must just know how to choose the right clothes that compliment your body. In addition what I have realized about fashion and style is that it brings out or exudes your own personality or how you feel.

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However as much as we are all unique as individuals our style and fashion sense is also unique and it varies from each individual. Hence the reason why I said this is my perspective on male’s clothing and the type of clothes that I like in men. There are people who like sports wear, casual, smart casual or formal wear moreover your dress sense always comes out in your outfits or how you put it together. In the past I thought that male’s fashion is not as complicated as female’s clothing but it is not only about wearing a simple shirt and a pair of pants it’s about colour, texture, patterns etc. If you do not know which colours work well together, you will end up wearing orange and lime green or colours that do not well together. I personally do not quite like bright colours on men such as neon colours. For me staple colours (black and white) are a must have, followed by navy blue, grey and brown (neutral colours). I think men can wear colour if they know how to pull it off, but if you can’t stick to the basics.

The following items are about looking simple, classy and stylish.

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Contrast between the older and the younger generation

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REFERENCES

All images are from: google images

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The Monochrome Trend…….simple elegance

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The constant changes and re-emergence of trends in fashion are quit intriguing. At one point florals are ‘in’ followed by pastel colours then comes neon colours. These are bright and vibrant colours and they also epitomize the spring/summer season. However spring 2013 is also about embracing staple or basic colours such as black and white this is also known as the monochrome trend. In my perspective monochrome is a constant trend. In addition black and white are staple colours and almost everyone has something black or white in their closet. These colours are often perceived as colours that you wear when you go to work or to a funeral. Some people think that black and white does not stand out which is not true, you can look elegant and fashionable in a simple black and white outfit.

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Apart from this there are other positive connotations to these colours. For instance white represents purity, precision and humility. Black is about sophistication, style and elegance. In my perspective black and white are colours that are easy to match and one can pull of stunning outfits with those colours both independently and combined. What I love about monochrome is the ability to play around with patterns such as stripes, blocks and spots. It’s not about knowing which colours work well together its about knowing which items of clothing can you put together to pull of a fabulous outfit.

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This is how I wear  black and white, a simple black and white dress and a pair of heels.

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REFERENCES

The meaning of colours:

http://www.three-musketeers.net/mike/colors.html

http://www.incredibleart.org/lessons/middle/color2.htm

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Dress for success

The clothes that you wear have an impact in how people perceive you especially in the corporate world. In my perspective, the clothes that you wear to work will determine whether they take you seriously or not.

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Clothes show authority, confidence and style. People are more susceptable to taking authority or paying attention to someone who is looking well groomed and who is wearing a suit and tie as opposed to someone who is wearing track suits and sneakers.

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Dressing well is important because first impressions count and the clothes that you wear create the “first impression” in people’s minds. Studies show that inappropriate dressing causes 40% of job rejection. I think the best way of dressing is dressing for success, not to impress I define this as adding your own style to corporate wear. You do not have to wear black and white to work, fashion trends are constantly evolving and so is corporate wear.

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REFERENCES

Images from google images

http://blog.rozee.pk/2010/03/17/dressing-interview/
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5136548_importance-dressing-professionally.html