Posted in Fashion, Outfit Inspiration, TravelStyle

Black Jumpsuit

For me it was hard to find.. a flattering, well-fitting and versatile black jumpsuit. I am 5’9″ pear-shaped, and I often find jumpsuits to be odd fitting on my body type. The waist wouldn’t fit where it should, the length would be too short etc. I always do admire how it looks on others.

It’s a great travel piece because some styles can be very versatile you can take it from daytime to evening with a quick switch of shoes and accessories.With black you have a lot of fun with color.

 

Here are 3 styles:

1- Fun Jumpsuit

 

 

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2- Stylish &/Or Fun

 

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3. Dressy

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Posted in Fashion, Fashion Advice, Minimalism, Outfit Inspiration, TravelStyle

Striped Crop Top: Wardrobe Staple

I don’t know about you.. but striped tops have become one of my  wardrobe staples… Its fun and looks very crisp and cool. Especially for summer times. It goes well with different colors, and I personally would wear them with only high wasted bottoms.

This is just one example- but I also love a nice fitting long sleeved stripe as well, that get be tucked in, and or under a blazer.

With this particular cropped style- because the neckline is high, it makes accessorizing so much easier- as it really doesn’t need a necklace. So this makes for a great travel piece as well.

Here I have paired it with : Black,Green & Teal.

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Posted in Fashion, Style, StyleCoach

Cocktail Party Outfits

Cocktail party’s are very interesting 1- because you never know who you’re going to meet and 2- because you can have so much fun with your outfit.

The general guidelines are:

Keep it classy: avoid distressed looks, like torn jeans etc.

Do: Tailored clothing- like trousers, pencil skirts, cocktail length dresses- usually knee length and jumpers.

 

Here are some looks: Most of these are versatile pieces that you can have fun with and create many looks from:

 

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Posted in Fashion, Fashion Advice, Outfit Inspiration, StyleCoach

Wedding Guest Outfit – Guidelines

Hello,

One of the challenges my clients face, is figuring out what they should wear to a wedding. They are often times unsure, they don’t want to be over or under dressed.

Here are some things to take into consideration:

  1. The location of the wedding
    1. Is it outdoor/indoor etc. In a fancy hall or garden?
    2. The general expected temperature.
    3. What type of floor will you be standing on? Grass? Tile?
  2. What does the invitation look like? That can sometimes offer great insight as to the general “fanciness” of the wedding. Some invitations may even suggest a dress code.
  3. Is it a traditional wedding as you are accustomed to? Or something new?
    1. If its a different culture- you are generally not expected to wear what’s customary – however- if you’re up for it, its a great opportunity to experience something new, and your hosts would love that.
    2. Try as best as you can to be courteous by following some of the general guidelines- so if it’s lets say a wedding in a mosque or temple- keep your general look as respectful as possible. A great way to get 2 looks- one for the religious part and one for the party part, is to simply wear a shawl or shrug over your outfit, if you are unsure.
    3. DO NOT WEAR WHITE – lets not compete with the bride- 🙂
    4. Dress appropriately for the location and general setting- for example a summer wedding vs a winter wedding. A fancy indoor hall vs a rustic country barn.
    5. If it’s a garden wedding, don’t wear pointy heals, wedges are the safer bet.
    6. Lastly- in trying to keep with a minimalist wardrobe- If you are buying something new- make sure it’s versatile enough that you can wear it more than just once.

Here are some great versatile options that would suit almost every wedding style.

 

 

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Keep it classy .. keep it you

Vanita

 

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Posted in Fashion, TravelStyle, WardrobeCoach

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

 

Posted in Fashion, Style, StyleCoach

Whats your fashion style?

Finding your personal style

 

Hey everyone,

One of the first steps to creating your ideal “super fabulous” wardrobe is knowing your fashion style.

Has this ever happened to you? Often times most of us has a miss match of items in our closet that doesn’t add up, we stare at our closet filled with things and can’t find a thing to wear!

When you know and understand your style, you would find your wardrobe becoming more precise,and exact. Everything that your wardrobe has would be things that you absolutely love, and pairing things together becomes a no-brainer. How does that sound?

An added bonus: The monetary savings are significant, since you wont find yourself spending money on things that really don’t suit you or your style.

Finding your fashion style: How to

Have a look at these fashion descriptions and images- see which ones most appeal to you..As you will see from the images- there are slight style overlaps- For example- between minimalist & casual, preppy & classic etc.

Don’t feel that you have to commit to just 1… afterall-fashion is meant to be fun. However- the idea here is to minimize our wardrobes and be honest.. be honest with who we truly are, what suits us and our general lifestyle. The way we realistically spend the majortiy of our time.

Maybe you see something new that you would like to try, make a note of that- go out try things on- see how the style works on you. Look at your closet try putting things together differently, Accessorizing differently etc.

Another idea is to find inspiration from a celebrity or someone you admire, or just images from pinterest, pay attention to how they dress and why their style appeals to you. Is it the color of the clothing? The accessories? The fit?

Create a board, pull images from magazines etc.

Eventually you will notice a specific style from them .. a certain color palette a certain silhouette.

Style Inspiration

  • Bohemian
  • Glamorous
  • Edgy
  • Preppy
  • Minimalist
  • Classic
  • Casual
  • Romantic

Bohemian: Very colorful, playful patterns, lace, fringes, flowy, vintage. You like brands such as free people & lucky brand.

 

Glamorous: Deliberate, StandsOut, Luxurious, Makes a Statement

Edgy:Leather, Studs, Sharp, Bold, Risky

 

Preppy: Conservative,Think Gossip Girl, Feminine, Pearls, J.Crew, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger.

 

Minimalist: Conservative, Less-Trendy, Classic, Comfy, Easy, Few Colors. Uniqlo, H&M, American Apparel.

 

Classic: Silk, Linen, Suits,Tailored, Conservative, Classy! Zara,Massimo Dutti, Aritzia.

Casual: Cottons, Loose, Comfy, Flats. Gap, OldNavy, H&M

Romantic: Pretty, Pastels, Frills, Flowers. Ann Taylor, Zara, Bloomingdales, Dillards.

 

Thank you..Hope you found this useful.

Be your best you..

Vanita