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Life too short to wear boring jewellery

Accessories are the exclamation point of a woman
                                                                                    – Michael Kors

I am a huge fan of minimalism but I am kinda addicted to jewellery. The more edgy the better.  Studs, skull, blades, gothic heart, synth  are few of my favorites little wonders.

I came across the wonderful map necklaces from Olive Yew  and instantly fell in love with them. Life is indeed to short to wear boring jewellery. I love personalized jewellery they are perfect for developing signature style.

Adding statement jewellery to a simple outfits upgrades the look in an instant. Your basic wardrobe won’t look so basic when paired with these accessories. 

As a firm believer in 5 piece french wardrobe philosophy, I rarely indulge in my tinny jewellery addiction. But when I do, I go for interesting pieces that are versatile yet unique on their own.

The best thing about it is lasts forever, and for me jewellery are mementos, they keep memories alive. Jewellery shopping is painless and so much fun. 

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Advice On How To Choose Your Bras

Finding the perfect bra is about taking the time, going to a place that knows what they’re doing, being relaxed and trying on plenty.                                                                         
                                                                                                   – Jackie Hill

 Choosing the right bra is going to basically perfect the outfit you have on. It is really important that you choose correctly and that you focus on what could work really well based on various different factors. Keep in mind that most women out there make mistakes when they buy their bras. They will often choose cups that are too small or bands that are too large. Think about the different options available and consider the tips that will be written below. They will help you choose all bra types from the sporty yoga bras to the really sexy night bras.

 

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Your bad mood could be due to that bad bra. Get fitted!

Shallow Breasts

Around ten percent of women have them. In some cases the breasts are going to develop like this because of breast feeding but some women are born with them. You want to choose bras that are offering a complete fullness. The push-ups need to have crescent-shaped padding so that lower breast tissue can be pushed up, making the breasts appear as if they are together.

Semi-Supported Breasts

Around 30% of women have such breasts. The fullness of a younger girl is not there but the appearance is definitely nice for most people. The great thing about these breasts is that you can choose any bra. They will all be stunning on you.

Self-Supported Breasts

There are around 16% of the women that have them. In many cases the word used to describe the breasts is implants. If augmentation surgery happened or an implant was put in, you have such breasts. The breasts are simply supported without or with the bra. In this case you can choose any bra type since its purpose would only to make the breast shape look more natural.

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Uneven Breasts

A little over 40% of the women have such breasts. One of your breasts is simply larger. Uneven breasts normally appear since people have one side that is naturally stronger and more used. If you are right-handed, as an example, the right side breast is going to be smaller as you have larger arm muscles. You want to basically choose a bra that will fit the breast that is larger. Contour-cupped is a very good idea. The bra cup that has a really thin foam layer will be great filler that can mold the small breast’s disadvantage.

Settled Breasts

Statistics show that 27% of women have such breasts. The breasts are basically hanging or deflated. Support is needed in this case. When you age, the breasts will not remain as firm. They will be malleable. The good news in this case is that you can choose the desired shape through the bra. You just have to choose one that is well-structured and multi-part. The cup needs seams since this offers the nice shape and a great structure.

Hopefully, the advice offered here is going to help you out a lot at the end of the day. Choose your bras based on the breasts you have, not the breasts you want to have! This is, most likely, the best advice you will ever get.

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All you need to know about 5 piece french wardrobe part 3

Minimalism is not the lack of something, it’s the perfect amount of something.
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I have written about 5 piece french wardrobe here and here. Love it or hate it the 5 piece french wardrobe is definitely a thing of beauty. 

 

A curated wardrobe is the modern luxury that most successful people posses. Instead of spending an insane amount of time  in the morning deciding what to wear, and loosing precious energy, they rely on their curate wardrobe. The 5 piece french wardrobe system is a great way to build a curated wardrobe that will resonate with your signature style. 

Many of us are stuck in the vicious circle of overbuying, impulse buying and finally returning a purchase. Fashion’s ever-growing ghost economy attest to the fact that impulse buying and returning purchases are on rise.While retailers urge you to buy more and fast fashion is much-loved by the new generation  the price it extract from the environment is staggering.

Minimalism is not about having less.It’s about making room for more of what matters.

I love the idea of a curated, environment-friendly wardrobe that is ethical and environmental friendly choice. Huge amount of waste is generated in production of fabric such as jeans and the production of cheap clothes often involved child labourer and under paid workers.

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Just because it is called  the French Wardrobe philosophy doesn’t necceessarily means it is about french style. It is more about how you buy clothes not what is your style preference. Well you do need things like the skirt that never goes out of style or the item  every girl needs to have in their closet.The popular philosophy is that your basic wardrobe allows you to spend more money on few special clothes. Additionally you will have more money to get your clothes tailored and achieve the perfect fit.Learn to manage and organize  your  wardrobe like a boss with the 5 piece french wardrobe method. It aims to achieve a well-balanced and functional wardrobe. A wardrobe that is not over flowing with random items that you don’t remember purchasing or wearing. Apart from that is the best way to maintain a curated wardrobe that grows by 5 piece every season.

While wearing the same outfit in a row for 2 day is frowned upon by most people it is not uncommon  to repeating outfits. Think about how much money would you like to spend on a items that you not wear more that 10 times or may be less.

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The skirt that never goes out of style

According to designer Chester Weinberg, who made the midi his signature, the midi was “almost as a direct reflection of the women’s moment. It’s for those who don’t particularly care about what men think about the way they dress.”

 The midi skirt was the beginning of a fashion evolution, that was evident in the rising hem lines in 1900. Love it or hate it, the midi is a classic piece that deserve it’s won chapter in the books of fashion evolution. 

When the midi first appeared it caused quite an uproar and lead to political and aesthetic revolution in womenswear. The midi skirt is a tricky silhouette to pull off. While it can be very flattering if paired with the right shoes and hem line, it can be a disaster if the length of the skirt doesn’t hit the right place bellow your knee.

 

  This fashion trend favours tall and slim silhouette. The degree of difficulty  for this trend is pretty high so you will get a lot of fashion point to pull this one off.The lady like midi is now more sophisticated, streetwise , in tweeds and tartans. 

 

  There is a reason the midi skirt keeps bouncing back in fashion, it has been all over the catwalk for several season. The skirt is office appropriate and  flattering for all ages. They come in several print and material from edgy to floral and from casual boho to office appropriate pencil skirt. 

 

 Split midi skirt are perfect office wear. The floral one looks great and can add some colour and life to the boring office wear. 

 

Though it is better to opt for heels to pair with midi, they look dashing with ballet flats too. 

 

It makes for great two piece. These are easy to pull off. The midriff barring trend is modern and sleek. The midi paired with cropped top gives a casual vibe.

 

 For the daring and the brave asymmetrical hem and geometrical prints. Another playful twist to the classic midi with asymmetrical hem lines and shear panel.

 

 The midi mostly regarded as formal skirt can be flirty and fun. In dark colour and myriads of prints the midi is for all occasion.

 

 Jewel-toned satins midi paired with tall boots and turtlenecks, perhaps with a sliver of skin showing at the waist would get the temperatures high in winter.

 They are appropriate for winters too. I love the voluminous skirts paired with knits and plums.  Yes, midi is definitely of those trend that you can wear all through the year in every season.

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Athleisure Trend

Athleisure is fashion trend cherished by all the fitness junkies who loves wearing active-wear all the time. Athletic clothing are no more confined to gymnasium, they are our in the street and into the office. 

Athleisure is basically  casual clothing — like yoga pants, sweat pants, and hoodies — that are designed to be worn both for exercising and for doing almost everything else. 

Yoga pants are literally  every where, has been since a few years since the rise of fitness and health stars. Now the trend is officially here,a trend born out of necessity. 

The clothing cut and style is comfortable. The functional features built into the garments are going to save you day. The trend has an underlying effortless chic vibe that I adore. 

Why you should go for the Athleisure trend ?

Trendy active wear skillfully designed to pass as daily outfit is something every girl needs.

  • That definitely solves the problem of running errands, shopping, etc after your workout.  
  • It is comfortable. 
  • It will remind you of your health goals every time you put on active-wear whether you are headed for grocery shopping or a lunch date. 
  • Stylish workout clothes are Instagram goals.
  • The heat-retaining synthetic material is going to keep you warm through out the winter months.
  • Gym to office ! definitely worth dipping you toe into the movement. Give it a tentative try. Swap the pants or the shoes.

 

 

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How do I wear Jumpsuits ?

For the lazy girls out there the jumpsuit is go to outfit. One outfit solution to all your problems : Monday morning blues, waking up late, no planned outfit, in the fashion rut, feeling supper lazy.All you need is the jumpsuit to jump start your day and banish the problems. 

Invented by Florentine Thayat in 1919, the first jumpsuit was a considered a liberating garment during the futuristic period. Thayat used cotton fabric or African canvas to cutout the shape of the garment and added few buttons and a belt. Thus the first jumpsuit was a creative do-it- yourself project by Thayat.

Fast- forward to the twenty first century the jumpsuit gain popularity with the likes of Stella McCartney, Agyness Deyn, Katie Holmes, Rihanna and several other fashionistas sporting this trend. Jumpsuits are made of cotton, denim, lace, silk, sheer fabrics now, along with embellishment and other detailing. In 2011 Jumpsuits dominated the runway and red carpet. Renowned designers houses like Saint laurent, Alexander Wang, Paul&Joe, Diane Von Frustenberg, Marc Jacobs and several other add their own creative twist to the jumpsuit.

Every girl need to have this item in their closet. The jumpsuit is for every season and occasion. Loved by the fashionistas and the lazy gals out there including me. Styling a jumpsuit is simple and easy.Wear them solo or pair them up with simple black blazer or jacket.

The black jumpsuit is a closet essential. They are available is several patterns and cut. Monochrome, colour blocked, printed jumpsuits with cropped or flared hem and wide range of necklines. 

All you need to do it get a jumpsuit that fits you perfectly. Know  Why you need to get your clothes tailored.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Summer calls for jumpsuits and a pair of sunglasses to beat the heat in style.Planing  minimalist looks has never been easier.

 

They are classy and great for semi-formal looks. Add belt to accentuate your waist and plums to round up the look.

Accessories with a hat for the daytime look paired with sandal. The free flowing breezy fabric is perfect for summer and daytime activities. 

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They double up as pantsuits too. All you need is a blazer to get polished put-together look.

 

They are red-carpet approved. Planing a  party wear is not so hard anymore.

Accessories can glam up every outfit and jumpsuits are no exceptions.Perfect day to night transition outfit. Swap the accessories and get ready to party.

Day to night transition outfit has never been easier with some jumpsuit around.

The monochrome jumpsuits are the safes bet if you are not sure about this wonderful trend. Pulling off an head to toe  white look has never been easier. French style lovers this is something you can’t do without.

Minimalist fashion must-have piece suitable for almost all season. Add a trench, jacket or blazer to make it appropriate for cooler weather.

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Why you need to get your clothes tailored

As a fashion student, I have a little more insight in the production of clothes.Tailored clothes fit much better than ready to wear clothes as rule of thumb. Let us discus the pros of getting your clothes tailored. 

#Tailored clothes are timeless and classic. They bring out the best in you accentuating  your asset.They make the best impression be it interview or social gathering. Through out the ages seamstress have been working behind the scenes, creating masterpieces.    

   

#Power dressing. Nothing beats a tailored suit. 

#Perfect fit. Mass produced clothes are made in standardized sizes that might not fit you properly. This is because our bodies are different and a shirt that might fit you shoulders may be too wide around the waist.On the other hand standardize sizes might fit you perfectly as it does for few people. They can straight way order clothes online and wear them the next day. While most of us had to tailor almost each garment or else compromise with the fit. 

 

#Girlboss need to have their clothes tailored. They need to make a lasting impression, and inspire the mass. 

#Comfort. Get comfortable in you own clothes that fits you like a dream. Banish extra fabric in unusual places, and highlight you best asset. 

#Your tailor is your personal designer, who makes one of a kind garment that makes its way into you wardrobe.

#Unique piece. Aren’t you tiered of seeing the exact similar piece from Zara or H&M that everyone seem to own. A tailored garment can be simple, but have knock off detailing that is not found on ready – to – wear garments.

 

#Get creative. Get involved in the process of tailoring . Help the designer to create a piece you will love. Fabrics, lining, colors, details … 

#Signature Style. It is easy to put you signature on a tailored piece than a regular ready-to wear garment. I seem to fall in love with a piece and stick to it for a really long time. I have shirt which are 5 years old and need to be trashed because I have worn them out.  I love shirt and the only way to get them right is to get them tailored.

#The cost factor. It might be expensive to get your clothes tailored but it is a worthy investment. Skilled seamstress will charge for their expertise but you will get a timeless and unique piece. My 5 piece french wardrobe can definitely afford tailored pieces. 

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Every girl needs to have this item in their closet 

For the lazy girls out there the jumpsuit is the ultimate outfit. One outfit solution to all your problems : Monday morning blues, waking up late, no planned outfit, in the fashion rut, feeling supper lazyAll you need is the jumpsuit to jump-start your day and banish the problems.

Invented by Florentine Thayat in 1919, the first jumpsuit was a considered a liberating garment during the futuristic period. Thayat used cotton fabric or African canvas to cutout the shape of the garment and added few buttons and a belt. Thus the first jumpsuit was a creative do-it- yourself project by Thayat.

Fast forward to the twenty-first century the jumpsuit gain popularity with the likes of Stella McCartney, Agyness Deyn, Katie Holmes, Rihanna and several other fashionistas sporting this trend. Jumpsuits are made of cotton, denim, lace, silk, sheer fabrics now, along with embellishment and other detailing. In 2011 Jumpsuits dominated the runway and red carpet. Renowned designers houses like Saint laurent, Alexander Wang, Paul&Joe, Diane Von Frustenberg, Marc Jacobs and several other add their own creative twist to the jumpsuit.

When you are in a hurry and don’t know what to wear the jumpsuit is the safest bet and way better than jeans and t-shirt.Honestly, I love jeans and t-shirt combo but it doesn’t really pack a punch like a jumpsuit does.

Pulling off an head to toe  white look has never been easier. French style lovers this is something you can’t do without.

They make great party wear too.Get ready for Girl’s Night Out in short notice and look amazing.

They are so versatile. Myriads of prints to choose from so it never gets boring. For the prints lovers jumpsuits are available in floral print, animal print, stripped, polka dot, tribal print and etc.

Monochrome ones are most common and available in wide rage of colour from pastel to darker earth tones. Perfect day to-night transition outfit. Swap the accessories and get ready to party.

Laid back, casual and effort less looks in these bold colour are my favorite. Planing minimalist look have never been easier than opting for a jumpsuit.

Travel friendly outfit : dress it up or wear it casually. 

Minimalist fashion must-have suitable for almost all season. Add a trench, jacket or blazer to make it appropriate for cooler weather. 

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Black is forever

My love for the color black is unsurpassed by any other colour. It is my go to colour. When in doubt go Black. Back to Black .People around me are forever asking me to wear other colors , anything other than black.

The importance of the colour black when it comes to fashion and my wardrobe is immense. 

 

You can’t go wrong with The Little Black Dress has been a wardrobe staple and rightfully so. They are versatile and flattering on almost everyone. Easy to accessories with statement neck pieces and colorful scarves.The uniform project involved wearing a LBD for 365 day consecutively but creatively while not repeating the same outfit. Black is one of the best colour for the monochrome look followed closely by white and blue.

Black and white  is another classic combination that is always trendy. The combination to these two neutral colour is striking and suitable for every occasion starting from formal to casual.  

 

Apart from that black looks good with a wide range of colors . From pastels to fluorescent and several bright tones can be easily balanced with the colour black. Needless to say   pencil skirt, blazer, jeans, shirt, t-shirt, tank and a pair of semi-formal pants all in the colour black is my wardrobe staple. 

Well , when it comes to accessories the belt, the bag and the shoe, black defiantly dominates the field. All these are must for formal wardrobe.

 

Leather jackets and blazers looks sharp and classy all the time and more so in the colour black. Edgy looks are best when done in black so does studs and chains. 

Black colour gives the best slimming effect too. 

For some people black is boring but for me black brings out the best in every colour and outfit. What is your go to colour?

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 5 PIECE FRENCH WARDROBE PART 2

” Shop Less Think More “

 

After getting mixed reviews for the post All you need to Know about 5 piece french Wardrobe Part 1 , I decided to dig in some more.

Having a big walk in  wardrobe overflowing with clothes, shoes, bags, accessories was the standard of luxury. Soon it became the norm and the luxury of having a huge wardrobe is no more.Lot of successful people swears by uniform/signature style that involves wearing the same type of clothing item as much as possible hence creating a uniform and their signature style. 

Having a wardrobe full of quality item is the new luxury. 

1ca25506292043d523fbde3e7d35c1ecThe idea behind the “capsule wardrobe” or “5 piece french Wardrobe” or “the curated Wardrobe” is Less is more .

Around 2009 Sheena Matheiken of The Uniform Project challenged herself to wear the same little black dress for the entire length of the year for 365 days. She took care to make the outfits fashionable and different every day.That does seem a bit extreme to me, wearing the same dress for a year everyday, avant-garde when it comes to less is more tribe. Most people will balk at the notion of wearing the same outfit back to back for two days. While repeating the same outfit over a week is definitely not an offence.

Fast forward to 2011 Daniel Dykes editor of Fashionising stated that The Curated Wardrobe is the new Luxury  and a shift is in motion. The shift from wanting to own more and more towards the luxury of have fewer items of better quality.

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With the rise of fast fashion and mass clothing production most people in developed nation have access to wide range of new trendy clothes each season. The curated wardrobe is definitely not some thing everyone can acquire quite as easily as it requires talent and patience. 

A smaller wardrobe is an ethical choice too. We all know gallons of water is required in the making of a pair of jeans and this greatly add to pollution.The new age millennials need to be conscious of the environment and become more mindful while being as fashionable as possible. 

 

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