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Five secrets

November 9, 2012

Five secrets I’ve adopted to help develop my personal style

1. Combine unexpected elements

A girlie dress with scuffed biker boots, lace with ripped denim jeans.

2. Experiment with fabric and texture

I like to pair light fabrics with heavier ones, pops of neon with black leather, intricate details with simple t-shirts.

3. Add extras to express yourself

Jewellery is the quickest way to add personality to an outfit. I love bold statement necklaces, jewelled cuffs and over-sized men’s watches. Always make sure the jewellery compliments or clashes with the outfit.

4. Stop playing it safe

There are no bad risks in fashion, confidence is what makes or breaks an outfit.

5. Don’t be a slave

I only wear styles that work for my shape, size and personality, I don’t follow the latest trends if they’re not going to suit me. I also always consider my lifestyle, this may seem self-evident but I often buy things and then realise commuting in 4 inch heels is not so easy. Finally, I’ve discovered that creating a personal style is a work in progress, it doesn’t come automatically but it is fun to experiment.


The only advice you’ll ever need…

Ralph Lauren: “Breaking rules is what makes clothes interesting. I love mixing fabrics and shapes in unexpected ways – classic with modern, rugged with elegant.”

John Galliano: “Glamour today is confidence, independence, not giving a damn, going for it and indulging your desires – in fashion, life and living.”

Donatella Versace: “The most valuable item in your wardrobe is not a piece of clothing; it is an accessory. With a quick switch of a handbag or a pair of shoes, you can instantly change your look and mood.”

Heidi Klum: “Wear something you feel gorgeous in and don’t try too hard; it’s much sexier when it appears effortless. Clothes that don’t fit, or don’t fit the wearer’s personality, don’t help.”

Giorgio Armani: “Elegance is the result of a natural equilibrium between simplicity, looking after oneself and intelligence. All this generates the attitude we call elegance. It is a quality which, contrary to popular belief, does not require deep pockets.”

Elle Macpherson: “Find a personal style by not following trends. I have worn jeans, a white T-shirt, a cashmere jumper and knee-high, cowboy or motorcycle boots, or ballet flats for 25 years. The shape of the jeans changes and that’s about it. There is something disquieting about clothing schizophrenia.”

Zac Posen: “Dress to make an entrance the same way you dress to make an exit: with aplomb, shoulders back and a withheld secret.”

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  1. Monday's Child permalink
    November 9, 2012 11:15 am

    Great advice

    http://www.angelasteed.wordpress.com

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