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Layering Clothing Stylishly

Officially, summer has weeks left on the calendar, but retailers have begun the transition from lightweight and lighthearted vacation clothes to the more dressed-up, sophisticated styles that come with fall fashion.  The solution? Lightweight layers in a deeper, more autumnal colour palette.

It’s essential to learn how to properly layer clothing on the body.  Using the proper layering techniques not only provides the necessary body warmth and comfort during the chilly days of the fall, winter and spring seasons; but this fashionable skill also helps to inspire a variety of stylish outfits.  The art of layering doesn’t need to be made into a complicated process, or be performed as a methodical task.  By simply combining a variety of popular staple pieces to create fashion-forward outfits.
  • The thinnest garment should be worn closest to your skin, which means that the thickest garment should be towards the top of the layer.  For example, wear a camisole or a fitted cotton T-shirt as the the layer closest to your body.  For the next layer use a lighter cardigan and then wear a heavier jacket or a blazer for the the topmost layer.
  • Most fashion advisers would recommend you to stick to a maximum of three layers for the top half of your body else you could end up looking too bulky! As explained in the above point, apparel which are more loose fitting (jackets, blazers, shrugs, trench coats) are worn towards the top to reduce the bulkiness.
  • For the bottom half of your body layering is usually done with leggings, skinny fit jeans, shorts and a skirt. Again we follow the same principle as the top half, the fitted and thinner garments become the bottom layers, so these would be your leggings or jeggings whereas skirts, boots and over the knee socks become the top layers.Tucking in your leggings or jeans into your boots looks more fashionable. If you are wearing a short skirt with knee high boots, wear over the knee socks and expose a little bit of your socks to make it look more chic.
  • One of the reasons why we want to layer clothes is to show off the contrast between different colours and cuts, so there is no need to be dull and boring and wear a single colour for all your layers. Be bold, layer a white ruffled blouse with bright blue or a purple button down sweater and you will make heads turn while you walk down the street!
  • While experimenting with cuts, do not wear two garments with the same style, for example if you are layering a ruffled shirt with a sweater, avoid using a sweater which also has ruffles. Wearing a plain sweater over the ruffles will make your shirt stand out and that's exactly what we want to achieve!  Also mix and match patterns with solids. The whole idea here is to make each of your layers clearly visible for a complete fashion statement
  • Other items to add to your layers are scarves, belts and accessories. These pieces work as enhancers to your overall look.  If you are wearing a plain white shirt or a blouse wear a sequined or a colourful scarf along with a long necklace for detail or simply throw in a chunky necklace and a bracelet with contrasting colours.  If you are wearing leggings with a long cardigan, wear a belt over it and also throw over a scarf to give your look an extra lift.

  

 

 
 


 


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How to Wear It: Rock 'n' Roll Glamour

There's nothing quite like the glam of a rock 'n' roll look, especially when updated with a trendy modern style.  Rocker-inspired fashion is one of those trends that never fades. Many of our fave style icons always have rock 'n' roll infused into their look.

A little bit of leather or spikes can go a long way, making you not only look, but feel, like a total badass. No matter how preppy or super-feminine you may like to dress. 
It’s all about tough and hard textures, paired with softer fabrics to infuse glamour and rock & roll into your everyday look.

The soft rock look caters to the less adventurous, pick an item that’s tough looking and goth inspired. Then work your entire wardrobe around that.

Go 100% rock and roll glam by choosing edgy and tough pieces to create an outfit, keep it glamorous with crystal jewellery and patent heels and purses. You’ll look every inch the rock and roll kitten when you pair edgy pieces together.

The glamour punk look. Achieving this is a cross between super girlie and goth is easy as long as you have key pieces in place. Pull out your girliest frock from your wardrobe, paired with a power blazer and gravity defying black courts. The more spikes on any piece of jewellery, the better.

If you don’t have spiky jewellery or black leather accessories, edgy shoes are an instant way to show your rock and roll side. Black heels with spikes, studs, zippers and encrusted skulls make the cute.












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EMERALD GREEN THE OFFICIAL COLOR FOR 2013

Emerald green is the trending colour for 2013? According to Pantone.  Earlier this month, Pantone, a global authority on colour across multiple design industries, unveiled its 2013 Colour of the Year- Emerald Green. The colour was chosen because it is “Lively. Radiant. Lush … A colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well being."  "It's the colour of money, hope, growth, new life."  so you might be seeing green galore this new year..

Emerald works for everyone -- men and women, all ages and skin tones,  The jewel tone is a welcome change of pace from the citrus shades and pastels of last spring.  

Forget lady in red, be the lady in emerald. Liven up your look by mixing various bright colours together with emerald, It’s a cheerful combination.  

Coloured pants are the quickest and easiest way to dress up on a regular day. And when the colour is emerald green, the pants look even hotter. Pair with a detailed blouse in beige or white.  

Still not sure if you can rock this look, go for the tried and tested weapon of fashion – accessories. 






  



 



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I always come across fashion quotes that i likeI will be sharing them on my blog for any other fashion quote lovers to follow... enjoy!















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Galaxy trend!

If haven’t already adopted this trend in SS12, now is not the time for regrets as the galaxy print has proved that it’s here to stay.  The upcoming seasons supply the perfect opportunity to take full advantage of the fun trend.  Although this trend has been largely on the web taking over Tumblr and Pintrest, we can start to see it more and more with well known designers and mass retailers taking their spin of this trend.

The appeal is understandable; space is both mysterious and beautiful. So if you are willing to brave this unique and fashion-forward look, this season is the perfect time to be bold and beautiful.  The trend is very versatile and you can find it in different colours , pieces and styles, so that it can literally be paired with anything for dazzling effect.

Take your style to infinity and beyond!


























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