Let me run into the wild, a place I belong
No expectations, comparisons or judgement
Simply living, away from society’s norms
The ones that create insecurities for a profit
Then market the latest beauty item, fashion trend or must-have product
Buying into the lie, we purchase and try
But what’s the result?
A significant change in complexion, confidence and courage
Or a disappointed individual with a low bank balance
Step away from fast fashion
Learn the art of styling
Seduce the game to your advantage and have the audience smiling.
Styling is a personal experience, there may be similarities but no two individuals dress alike. Influenced by many factors, I wanted to share three style hacks that anyone could adopt. Altering each hack to their unique style. During the past few months, I’ve been focusing on styling more often. Although I’ve had my frustrations, it’s been keeping me sane during a strict no spend period. Through recycling looks, adapting to new seasons and generally experimenting, I’ve learned to have fun at each step.
Bold In Colour
A block colour allows you to add personality to an outfit in a minimalist way. Think about Kim Kardashian’s aesthetic, she gets her message across all through block colours. A playful mood would require a slinky silk dress in a neon colour. Remaining elegant yet fresh and on trend in the eyes of your peers and industry players. A business meeting would call for a powerful pantsuit. Rather than the cliché black or beige, opt for a pastel tone. The design of the garment will translate the message of being professional and in control. This allows you to experiment with colour. It has the ability to inspire confidence and happiness.
Whose child is this – walking around in a tiny pink pantsuit?
If you watched the movie Little or even the trailer, you’ll get the reference.
Fun With Accessories
Whether you’re opting for minimalist or statement pieces, accessories have the ability to transform an outfit. Waist belts are a great wait to jazz up a bland outfit. Chain belts layered over dresses, wide belts with blazers and tie belts paired with oversized shirts. When it comes to jewellery I like dainty gold pieces with square necklines. The combination is elegantly chic, an effortless look for spring. If you prefer colour, try summer brights and animal print in earrings, bucket hats and cute handbags. An easier way to add a pop of colour into your style rotation.
Polar Print Opposites
Rules are meant to be broken. Experiment with your typical style, then add one piece you wouldn’t usually consider. Mixing a neon bag with a neutral outfit or chunky trainers with a feminine dress. As long as you feel confident in your look, have fun with fashion. My wardrobe holds various patterns, a range of florals, stripes and animal prints. Now the challenge is what actually works together and doesn’t give passers-by a headache. Perhaps a pink leopard skirt with a pastel floral blouse. If I want to push the boundaries, an entire floral look would be the direction I take. Varying in floral sizes, colours and designs. Do you have any style hacks to share?