Sunday, February 12, 2017

Keeping up with the catwalk

If you’re a follower of fashion, you’ll know all about the changing trends. As each season comes and goes, there are new looks to try and a seemingly never-ending list of must-haves to add to your wardrobe. Sadly, most of us can’t afford to overhaul our wardrobes every few weeks, but thankfully, there are ways to stay stylish without breaking the bank. Here are some tips to ensure you look chic for years.

Learn to accessorize

If you don’t have the funds or the inclination to buy a new wardrobe every season, accessories should become your new best friend. With accessories, you can embrace a host of different trends and switch up your look without spending a lot of money. In the winter, use hats, gloves, and scarves to transform your outfits. As the temperature rises, let your shoes, bags, and jewelry do the talking. Using accessories, you can create completely different looks even when you’re wearing the same items of clothing. Take a simple pinafore dress for lunch with the girls, for example. In the winter, team with thick black tights, shoe boots, and a fedora. In the summer, go for wedges, bangles, and oversized shades.

Make a statement

Fashion shows and glossy magazines give us inspiration, but you should never be afraid to make a statement with the clothes you wear. If you see pieces you like, you should buy them regardless of whether they’ve been featured on Instagram or not. We all have our own sense of style, and if your tastes are a little quirkier than that of others, this is something to celebrate and be proud of. There are no right and wrong answers when it comes to taste. What suits one person may not necessarily suit another, and that’s why fashion is interesting and intriguing. If you do like to stand out from the crowd, you can elevate simple pieces to another level by adding your own unique touch. If you have creative talents and you’ve got access to the Singer 7258 sewing machine at home, you can customize your clothing and make bespoke outfits. You can embellish plain knits, add badges to basic tees or even embroider your favourite pairs of jeans.

Don’t throw out your favourite pieces

We’ve all been there. We go through stages of wearing pieces to death, and then decide that they’ve had their day only to find out that the retro trend we loved five years ago is bang on trend for the coming season. If you have items you love, keep them. Fashion is cyclical, and you’ll find that the same trends pop up again and again. You don’t have to keep every item you’ve ever owned but treasure your favourite pieces.

Most of us take an interest in fashion and make an effort to look stylish. Fashion is constantly evolving, and it can be tricky to keep up with the catwalks and stay on trend. If you love buying clothes and putting outfits together, bear these tips in mind, and you’ll never put a foot wrong.

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  1. Agree in keeping those favorite pieces! Some of my leather goods have been with me for years and I still love and treasure them till today =)

  2. I also agree with keeping your fave pieces! I have items of clothing I've had for more than 15 years ha! It's all about choosing wisely and buying less. :)

    T x


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