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Travel Outfit

Hello everyone,

Travel outfits can be tricky-  firstly, with the heavy security protocols at the airport, and secondly because, while we want to be stylish and trendy, we also want to be comfy.

Here are a few things I keep in ming when putting together my travel outfits:

First and most importantly, I try to wear clothing that are #versatile and that I can re-use during my vacation- Pieces that I can mix and match with other peices to create other outfits.

I also keep in mind to not overlaod my suitcase, so I would wear the bulkier items rather than pack them- the bulkier items usually tend to be jeans and outerwear.

 

 

My outfit would depend on the length of the flight. I get cold quickly- so for flights over 2 hours long I am sure to wear socks and layers so that I am warm, for shorter flights, I wont worry too much about layering and I may even wear open toed shoes, but still never high heels (thats just me 🙂

For shoes- I almost always wear sneakers or sometimes a comfy espadrille- I like these that I got from #colehaan – not only for the comfort, but because of the ease of removal with the velcro closure.

*I never wear a shoe for the first time when travelling or even during a vacation.

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I wear clothing that’s sturdy and easy to clean and care for. These white pants are from #thegap its the girlfriend jeans-

I also like wearing long pants so that when I sit anywhere, my legs are not exposed to all the public spaces we encounter during travel-

Lastly, I like travelling with a tote bag- something thats soft and has easy accessibiltiy, for all of my travel essentials

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Thank you-

Whats your travel style?

Be you best self

Vanita.. xoxo

 

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Fashion Basics- Understanding Color

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Hello everyone,

A basic understanding of color, is a  great building block to creating your “super fabulous” wardrobe.

  • How colors work together
  • How to choose colors to mix and match
  • Flattering ways to use them for your body type
  • MOST important- which colors suit your skintone.

The benefit to understanding color, is that it helps us use more of the clothing pieces that we already have. We become more creative and are able to see more versatility in our clothing.

>>>>> This results in us needing less things, and saving more $$$ 🙂

Here are some helpful guides for using colors-

Monochromatic Colors >>> Outfit

A monochromatic outfit, is one where, all of the pieces of clothing in your outfit, consists of shades of the same color. “Mono” = ONE & “Chromatic” = COLOR

Putting Together A Monochromatic Outfit:

1-Choose a color that you want to wear, a color that loves you back :)-  it complements your skintone and you feel comfortable and fabulous in it.

Some easy go to colors are:

  • White
  • Black
  • Grey

2-For interesting visual contrast- mix textures… Such as..

  • Suede & Cotton
  • Knits & Leather
  • Denim & Chiffon
  • Leather & Cotton
  • Suede & Silk
  • Wool & Sequins
  • Knits & Denim

 

 

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*Tip- Petite Women- this is especially flattering and encouraged for your body type Because you are wearing the same color throughout, there are no breaks in fabric or color so it elongates your body.

Analogous Colors

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 These colors sit adjacent to each other on the color wheel, you can safely group 2 to 3 colors together-once they are next to each other, to create a harmonious analogous outfit-  *Which can also turn out slightly monochromatic.

Putting Together An Analogous Outfit

  • Choose a color on the color wheel- keeping in mind a color that loves you back.
  • Depending on your body type and shape you want to keep the darker of the shades on the part of your body that you would most want to minimize. So lets say you were picking red violet and red- and you are pear-shaped and wanted to minimize your hips then you would keep the red violet as your skirt/pant and the top in the brighter color > the red.
  • Now remembering that we can  choose 2-3 colors – for some visual interest & for a pop of even more color, you can do a violet heel or handbag or both.

 

 

 

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Complementary Colors:

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Complementary colors are those that sit opposite each other on the color wheel. Example- red & green.

Putting Together A “Complementary Color” Outfit

The Top: This needs to be well thought of and picked to suit your skin tone- as this is the piece that is closest to your skin- your face & arms.

The Bottom: This will be the opposite color on the color wheel- keep in mind the parts of your body that you wish to minimize etc. So if both colors suit you- wear the darker color clothing on the part you wish to minimize and vice versa.

Accessorize: Have fun mixing and matching- your jewelry-  nude shoes work great!

How to handle clothing with multiple colors:

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This can be quite confusing-

For example lets say you had a plaid shirt or a multi colored floral skirt or polka dot pants  its safest to match these items up with their solid counterpart- So if it’s a floral skirt pick one of the colors from the print or simply match it with something white or black depending on the base color of the print- If its hard to tell what the dominant color is- take a step back and look at the piece a dominant color should present itself.

When in doubt match with denim- blue/black or black pants and always with nude shoes- the easiest go to.

 

Thank you- hope this helped

Be your best color cordinated self!

Vanita

 

 

 

 

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Monochromatic Outfit

There’s something about a monochromatic outfit that I just love. It seems like such a simple idea – but yet rarely done-

Here’s the trick to it:

  • Pick separate pieces of clothing in the same shade of coloring this case green.

  • Try to have different textures in the pieces.

  • In this image it’s a knitted top with denim pants.

  • For good measure I’ve tossed in suede shoes.

  • Gold accents are great with green!

Here’s the shopping list for this outfit :

Shoes- Clark’s

Top: the proud peacock TT ( Brand ultra flirt)

Pants: The proud peacock TT (Brand flying monkey platinum)

Thank you

Be your best monochromatic self 🙂 V

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