Ring- h & m (old)
Bag and watch- Michael Kors at Nordstrom
I thought it might be cool to share my style basics with you today, they’re just certain ideas that help me feel stylish and put together. Apart from making it easy to dress up basics, these pieces/ rules save a lot of valuable minutes when I’m getting ready in the morning. I’m not sure how helpful this is going to be, it might be stuff you’ve heard of already but here goes!
1) I think layering with a blazer is the easiest way to make any outfit stylish. The blazer I’m wearing in this post has a bold print in a neutral shade, the length is versatile enough for dresses or jeans, and it fits perfectly around my arms so I can move about easily. I absolutely love blazers in bold colours and prints, and when I need a neutral option, I skip the black blazer for greys, creams or navy.
2) This rule could possibly be something engrained by my mom, but I can’t leave the house unless I’m wearing at least two jewellery pieces- a statement necklace and a watch. I love bold, chunky statement necklaces because they draw attention to my face and my watch is just something that makes me feel stylish even if I’m wearing flip flops and shorts.
3) I only buy shoes that make me shoe-gasm, they don’t have to be high heels as long as they make me feel awesome. If I’m second guessing a shoe purchase, I walk away because it failed the shoe-gasm test. I am currently obsessed with kitten heels and ankle boots because they are a great way to stay comfortable and look dressed up.
4) Investing in a neutral bag really does pay off. I get the most wear out of my black cross body bag and beige handbag because they go with everything so I always end up reaching for them. They still haven’t shown any signs of wear and tear, and I’m less tempted to buy more handbags because I find it unnecessary. Of course, this depends on your budget, you don’t need a designer bag. High street stores have great options, and even though I saved up and bought my bags as birthday and Christmas gifts, both were from Nordstrom sales.
5) So this last rule is something I learnt from Justin on Ugly Betty ( I still miss that show!), but when ever I’m layering on more accessories than usual and I’m second guessing my choices, I follow the advice of Coco Chanel and remove one accessory before I walk out the door. This doesn’t have to be an everyday rule, it’s obviously your preference but I find it helpful for whenever I’m in a hurry and I’m all flustered about over-styling.
Again, these tips are just my opinion and they might not suit everyone’s taste. The most important rule would definitely be confidence and self expression.
I would love to know your style secrets or rules, and while we’re on the subject, if you could get the scoop on a celebrity’s style secrets, who would you choose? I personally need to know the secret to Solange Knowles effortless pattern clashing!
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