Do you have minimalist or maximalist style?

      

Are you a Minimalist?

Do you stick to a limited colour palette?

Do you prefer wearing more simple cuts of clothing?

Do you keep accessories to a minimum?

Do you not own anything you don’t actually like or wear?

Minimalists tend to wear timeless pieces, not trends. Some use the more monochromatic colours, and often only have around 50 pieces of clothing in their timeless, capsule wardrobe. They also invest in quality, comfortable and stylish clothes that they adore and will wear for years. Their classic style doesn’t mean boring, often minimalists enjoy a style that is ‘classic with a twist’, mixing fabrics and shades, such as a white blouse tucked into well-fitted straight leg jeans and ballet flats.

 

Are you a Maximalist?

Do you love to wear bright colours?

Do you consider neutrals boring?

Do you wear a lot of loud prints?

Do you mis-match and layer anything you can?

Maximalism is an approach to fashion that really, only the style conscious individuals can truly master, otherwise you could end up looking clowney. Self-expression is at its core with the maximalist style, with ruffles, embroidery and embellishments within their over-the-top pieces hanging in her wardrobe – it’s all about defying any style rules and just have fun with fashion.

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The Secrets of Classic Style…

 

Having classic style involves the use of simple, sophisticated and timeless outfits.

Firstly, remember this:

Fashion is what you buy, style is what you do with it. Fashion fades, however style is timeless.

 

So! Without further ado, please read on to learn my tips of the elegance of classic style!

 

Invest in good quality clothing that can be mixed and matched with each other.

For example, a warm but light trench coat, the perfect pair of jeans, a fitted white shirt, a structured blazer, monochrome jumpers, tailored trousers, a basic knee-length pencil skirt, the little black dress, a pair of crisp cream chinos… the list is endless!

 

Use neutral, monochrome colours.

Black, grey, beige, brown, navy, white and cream. These colours are the most versatile for mixing and matching.

 

Classic style is modest.

Classic style is not a showy-off way of dressing, it is actually very modest! Just like the style of clothes, whereby no bra, bottom or belly should be on show. The style also includes wearing clothes that fit well, which means a quick (and inexpensive) trip to the tailor or seamstress is occasionally needed after shopping or after time.

 

Invest in quality.

Invest in clothing made of classic materials, which are: cotton, wool, linen and silk. Clothing made of these materials will last decades if looked after properly by keeping them neat and clean. When wearing, make sure they are free of wrinkles, holes, loose threads and missing buttons.

 

Simplicity is key.

Classic style is unfussy. Shoes should be practical and comfortable, alongside being stylish! Wear delicate jewelry and have neat, natural-inspired hair, nails and makeup. Above all: never over-accessorize.

The most elegant woman to live, Coco Chanel, was said to have advised the following in regards to accessories: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”

 

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Why we really need to appreciate the stiletto

They alter the wearer’s posture, making the bust and buttocks more prominent

 

Their early version were worn by men and women courtiers many years ago

 

They were considered an erotic shoe in their early days

 

 

If they are 1-2 inches tall then they are called kitten heels

 

The heel was named after a dagger in the 30’s

 

The stiletto can range from 1 inch to 10 inches

 

The stiletto nearly went extinct during the 60’s and also the 90’s

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