10 fashion rules you need to follow when you get to a certain age:

  1. Take off one thing before leaving the house – and then put it back on – because you picked that outfit perfectly and you don’t need to change a thing.
  2. Wear clothes you like, not trends.
  3. Wear colours you enjoy looking at, not ones that your “colour chart” says you can only wear.
  4. You don’t actually have to match your handbag with your shoes.
  5. You can wear blue denim to that dinner party.
  6. You can wear leggings and shorts and skirts and jackets and dresses and every type of clothing imaginable (just make sure it’s not just your birthday suit because legal rules do apply).
  7. Don’t bother trying to figure out if that item ‘matches’ the other, just wear it if you like the combination it gives.
  8. Baggy clothes and sleeves aren’t needed to ‘cover up’, whatever your age.
  9. If you invest in your clothing they’ll last longer, or if you buy cheaper clothing then you can get more items for your buck – it’s up to you!
  10. Wear your clothes at any length you desire – whatever you’re trying to hide I can bet only you can notice and you should love every part of your body as it’s been with you since the word go and has been so faithful to you.

I’m sure, by now, you’ve gathered that the real answer is: absolutely no rules at all need to be nor should they be followed!

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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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