Month: March 2018

Lets talk about pink and red

Even if you are tied from pink outfits of your little daughter, it is hard to resist a temptation and use this super bright combination in your outfits. It is very trendy (although not the main official according to Pantone) SS18 color combo and even fall collections have some traces of this bright, rather “sprinish” outfits ( just take a look at fall ready-to-wear Dice Kayek). At the same time, many will object that this combo is too bright and unnatural. To wear or not to wear, here I solve this question.

The very first rule that can be useful once it comes to color combination is to check the nature. Looking at the beautiful orchid flowers, it is amazing and obvious how often red-pink combo can be observed and how natural it is. So, if your concern is to go with natural colors – go for it without hesitation!

The next question is how to wear it in everyday life? Getting one pretty dress means that you ll wear this piece once, maybe twice. And then everyone knows, this is the same dress. Does not really sound that practical. I suggest getting two different items and once in a while pair them together. For my office look, I wear red coat ( that can be all worn in multiple combinations with greys and blacks and navy) and fuchsia pink pants that similarly can be combined with other colors. This way, you invest in many looks and get many variables instead of one non-exchangeable combination. If you are concern about the outfit being too bright, use darker shades and one item that can be removed in the office ( like coat).

Have fun with coloring your inter season days:)!!

 

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Studs: a timeless must have jewelry item

Recently, statement jewelry pieces took the central stage. To balance the situation for the purpose of well-styled wardrobe, I feel the need to write about studs as an essential jewelry. Unlike large statement trendy pieces, studs are timeless. We need them to highlight our beauty but not to override it. As if you whisper instead of shouting. Sometimes, whispering delivers message better than loud voice. Same is true for studs. 

You wear a party dress with bold necklace, power suit or sporty track pants –  studs will fit to any role. Many stylists and jewelry companies recommend diamond studs. Perhaps, the investment is justified, but think that you can pay the similar price for larger diamond in your ring. Personally, I prefer simpler pieces like these London topaz silver studs that I got from overstock for $17 ( maybe now $24). They look pretty and unlike their trendy sisters –  tassel earrings –  I wear these studs for several years, not just one season.  Thanks to their price tag, I do not have any fear of losing the earring. In fact, I already did, and got another pair – so now have enough of them. One critical thing regarding studs, is that they should have some sparkle – it lights up the face.

So this post is just to remind of how we can whisper with studs to get a great effect. The beauty of minimalistic style is to highlight the personality not the dress. And the main quality of an artist is the feeling of harmony. Studs fit this role beautifully.

 

 

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What life crisis has to do with dressing up

As absurd as it sounds, the relationship between life crisis and dressing up does exists. I am not sure if there is some gender specifics in this concept, but I would suspect that both, men and women has this connection. 

Obviously, there are many reasons for life crisis, which is a very general term that has different manifestations depending on particular individual, his personality, reason, and lifestyle. One common thing, however, is the need to change something. Whether it is job, family , lifestyle or health habits – all these require lots of energy, efforts and patience. But the crisis does not wait. It is heavy on everyday life. Right now. I found out that changing the way you look and dress helps to change the feeling about yourself and add spark to everyday life. It is like a spring to a bigger change. Interestingly, it is not necessarily the better dressing up ( although this helps!), but rather a different one. It can be also a downscale for sometime – why not if it makes you feel free from rules. From the other side, extra perfume and makeup paired with nice dress does wonders to many people.

In short, to begin the life change from changing the look is easier. And clothes is the easiest way to change the look. So why we forget about this? I think, partly, because once we get into philosophy mood, we stop thinking about clothes – as it represents materialistic  and  superficial  way people consume goods. Does not look as an attractive model for spiritual development and anti-crisis therapy. I already hear the argument about yogi who do not care about their outfits. hahahah! On the first place, they will not allow the crisis into their lives, and second, they are not supposed to care about many other things as well (like job and relationships). So if you choose yogi path, clearly, my advise will not work. However, if you care about every day life, outfit change might help:) and besides, it is fun too!

 

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