Since winter started all we have been seeing is the seventies look coming back with a bang. this was a timeless decade of nothing but colourful bright fashion. Tight fitting wide leg trousers, bellbottoms , a-line skirts, jumpsuits, knit wear and the knee length boots.
This look is mostly worn with big chunky coats, my absolute fav.
First runner up is on our list, the A-line skirt. this skirt has comes in two hem lines, a thin hemline or a high hemline. Depending on your body shape, if you’re short and voluptuous its best you wear the thin hem line, this will suit your body preferably with tucked lace or silk shirt.
Second runner up, the bellbottom. every year, every season this trousers have managed to stay timeless season after season. These trousers are perfect for tall women, the bellbottom gives more definition to the slim figured body. If you’ure short preferably get the ankle length bellbottoms this will give your body the illusion of being slightly tall and slim. The bellbottoms hug the waist giving your bum a natural bum lift these trousers a best worn with vests, tailor fitted shirts and pullovers.
Third runner up, the wide leg trousers, its elegant and classy. These trousers are good for lengthening, they give the illusion of making you look like you have these beautiful long legs and a small waist. These are perfect for any occasion especially with a colourful detailed buckle belt to complete this elegant look, toping it of with painted heels.
Fourth runner up is the knit wear, my all time fav. I can wear knit wear from January till December, i think i’m gonna cry i love knit wear. I’m obsessed with knit, maybe cause i was raised by my grandmother and she clothed us in nothing but stuff she knitted for us growing up as kids.
I love pairing my knit wear with pencil skirt, or tailored fitted pants, this doesn’t clutter the your outfit, its easy on the eye, its classy, elegant, sexy and it makes an amazing silhouette, outlining every detail in body shape. Make sure to tuck in the front of the knit wear only and leave the rest hanging loose with a tailored fitted trouser. With a pencil skirt make sure the knit wear sits on the waist to outline your beautifully shaped waistline. These outfits rock with a pair of high heels in any colour preferably peep toe pumps.
Last, but no least the jumpsuit. This is one delicate outfit that needs you to pay close attention to the detail, the fabric and length. For petite people this look is fierce, its hot and elegant. If you have hips and an ass this look tends to make you feel uncomfortable. the suit tends to pull up as you walk and down and it shifts in between your thighs making it ride up your behind. Therefore in this instance rather get boyish jumpsuits these are loose and flowy, they have elastic on the waistline and on the ankles, they help sculpt your body shape.
All these looks were always paired with big chunky fitting coats in the 70’s and with matching knee length boots, short heel with a pointed toe. this look is still present to this day, have fun this winter in beautiful clothes.
There’s nothing like a blazer that is so sexy and hot in winter. This is my absolute must have item for all seasons, especially in winter. Blazers have since evolved, they are just not worn for corporate purposes anymore. Today Blazers complete a look with, wearing it with anything from boyfriend jeans, joggers, pencil skirts and even short shorts.
The types of Blazers..
The Black Classic Designer Blazer
Ladies and ladies we all need a classic black blazer this goes with all and any outfit, its not only stylish but its timeless, once you go black you never go back. This blazer goes with dresses, well fitted 3 piece suit for corporate and my most favourite with boyfriend jeans this is the hottest style combo since slice bread..
The Boyfriend Blazer
This is the one to have, i love that its over sized, even though it might be a big size for you, it still works for your combo. They are most beautifully paired with over sized boyfriend jeans and stilettos. This look has a great transition from day to evening wear, it works either way. Its also suitable for a subtle evening out with friends to a night-club outing.
The Long Blazer
The old school blazer is back with a street style twist to it, this look is vibrant, full of energy, its both casual and semi-casual. The long blazer is not only a corporate wear but i love how its evolved into street style wear. This look can be paired with sneakers, boots, sandals, stiletoes , brogues and pumps. Its simple but it makes a powerful fashion statement. So do best and get your winter blazer game on this winter-season.
Our faces are the most delicate part of our bodies, that’s why it’s very essential for one to take care of your face and skin. Well some people are blessed with good genes, so for those that are not blessed with such imperial qualities then heres tips on how we can stay flawless in this winter.
It’s very imperative that one looks after their skin in winter, our faces are faced with harsh winds daily, as soon as we step out of the house. As we get older are skins are no longer smooth or as tight as it once was. You notice from time to time that the fat that was around the beautiful plumply cheeks disappears, your lips start to thin out, your eyes loosen into your cheeks.
Wear less make up in winter, this helps with your skin to breathe and prevents it from ageing so quickly.
Here’s 5 tips before applying Make-up.
1. Before applying and buying that make up , read the label know what ingredients are in the products.
2. Check if the product has SPF, this is not negotiable, its for your skin.
3. Check what kind of oils it contains.
4. What kind of fruits do they use, if it does contain any fruit ingredients.
5. Dermatologically tested (this is not a guarantee that it may not be harsh to your skin)
My tricks before applying make up and having that sun radiant skin glow, this is how its done. Wash your face with cold water daily before applying make and also taking it off use cold water.
Prepare milk and almond nuts over-night, then after washing your face with cold water use this mixture to wash your face before applying makeup and in the evening before going to bed.
Apply your preferred moisturiser before applying your make-up, this helps to keep your skin looking healthy and young. Some moisturisers can cause your skin to become more oily and shiny. Make sure that the you choose the right moisturiser for your skin type and that its labeled with SPF to protect you from the sun, heres a few that are affordable and are great on the skin.
The brushes are good preferably you know which ones to use when applying your foundation, after few coats the brush tends to leave un-even marks on the face and makes the face un-even.
The make-up sponge, the first coat is always the best, then the second coat tends to remove the first coat and makes it look untidy and un-even.
The best method i would use is your finger tips, this helps applying the make up perfectly. After a few applications one can wipe their hands and re apply again to avoid applying layers and layers of coats with the same hand.
Fruits and vegetables I love using when i’m not wearing make up to keep my skin radiant and healthy are below. These are good for preparing facial masks to cleanse the face and keep the skin looking younger and ever glowing.
shoes… shoes… shoessss!!
They say that money makes the world go round, i say that shoes make the world go round. With winter being here, all I’ve been seeing is a lot of impressive shoe porn vs shoe game. Which shoes are approiate for winter? Really that shouldnt even be a question all shoes are as good for any season..
Which kind of shoe lover are you, when it comes to pumps?
Classic Black Pump – Flax Pumps
Every woman needs these pumps, they are the ultimate classic heel to have, they are best suited with everything in your closet. They work perfectly from daytime to evening everything. These scream i’m confident, i’m sexy, i’m playful and bold. They represent history in the fashion world, so they are a good pair to invest in they never go out of style.
Sergio Rossi Pump (www.modesens.com)
Peep Toe Fall Hard Pumps
If ure not into very high heels these are the perfect pair for your delicate feet. Not to high, these are cute and adorable preferably worn with knee length dresses, mini skirts and short jumpsuits. They are great for exposing those sexy legs of yours under your long winter coat. These suggest that sure on your way to climbing the stiletto ladder from a 5 inch to a 10 inch stiletto in the near season to come.
Nine West (www.ninewest.com)
These are a teaser they are a sexy pair of shoes to have for all seasons. They are comfortable, stylish and durable pumps in an open toe design, preferably paired with bootleg jeans, boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans that are ankle length, maxi dresses and nothing like a perfect tailered pencil suit for those meetings.
Nine West (www.ninewest.com)
The Hollyce Pumps
The Hollyce very old school, still relevant today in fashion and style. They are simple, they are functional to an outfit. These pumps are calm the are tailored for comfortability not so much for glam and spunk. The Hollyce makes a good combination with chino’s, skinny pants and jeans, knee length dresses and pencil skirts, these are strictly corporate shoes.
Nine West (www.ninewest.com)
The Kaboose Pumps
I think Hollywood when i see these pumps. Every celebrity in Hollywood owns a pair of these famous pumps. The are the sexy, glamorous , alluring and fascinating. I love how they make women feel when they have a pair on. Flirty and sexy. I myself own a few pair of these, they are comfortable, easy to walk and dance in. When i wear these i can just about keep them on the whole day, the help lift your bum, so its also a good exercise to rock them on a daily. They match any outfit, these are like hey to a bee in your closet, your outfits can not survive without these pumps, they are a need in on’s life. In some studies 60%of these pumps are worn by strippers, why? they help with a natural bum lift that cost you nothing and they shape your calf muscles too.
Nine West (www.ninewest.com)
With winter here, the scarf game has since been approaching big time, accommodating with it different patterns, shapes, colours, prints, designs and how to rock it with every outfit.
The love i have for scarves is out of one’s mind, i have an entire collection from knitted, infinity and shawls or wraps. They bring aliveness to an outfit and create a reconizible fashionable look. Its become part of ones everyday wardrobe.
I love how it transforms an entire outfit to being trendsetting. The great part about rocking these scarves is that you make it work for you, whether its playful or suggests elegance it done with your signature at the end of the day. You get to be the trendsetter custodian to leading others to find inspiration in your look.
The Classic scarf
The Classic scarf, its simple and can be worn with any wardrobe look. Make us of neutral colour scarves they help give your look a zing, so that the focal point is easily recognised and not sunk in with clashing colours.
The infinity Scarf
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The Infinity Scarf, makes bold statements, its simple, clean and playful. This scarf makes it easy to pair it to any day time wear. It can be worn several ways, being wrapped around once or twice for volume purposes, in most cases wrapping it twice gives it an exceptional quality look. In stead of a long chunky neck piece nothing says “bold’ like this infinity scarf.
The Woven Scarf
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The Woven Scarf, my kinda swag. I love the patterns it has, the thickness to its volume and that it totally matches every winter wardrobe look. Its mostly worn with blazers and leather jackets to break the textures from one another. Its wool, it suggests warmth and protection. The woven scarf usually makes a statement on its own with its unique thickness and patterns it has. In my books its not only a functional purpose only but its 100% must have accessory. Any fashionista kinda women should at-least have 5 of these in neutral colours.
The Summer scarf worn in Winter
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The Summer Scarf, this scarf works well for chilly days in the winter. Its length suggests serval ways of creating a unique look which can be worn wrapped around once or just left to hang on the shoulders.
Summer scarves can be tricky when trying to pull them with a winter look, one can make sure that when wearing it, its accommodated by neutral colours, this will help not clutter your ensemble. Go crazy with this look it works well both day into night time. Sophistication all day to the extreme.
Winter scarves worn in summer
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Winter scarves worn in summer , talk about contradiction. The purpose for this is not only because its pracitacal but its become a major accessory to completing ones look. Wearing this scarf is summer requires major con-fi-dence cause if you miss the mark you will look crazy wearing that heavy knitted wear in the blazing heat. I would suggest wearing it with very light garments so that its the only item of clothing that is heavy in the heat, just like (Jessica Alba)above,summery maxi dress with a summer denim gilet, the topping it of with a winter scarf as an accessory instead of a bold making statement neck piece.
How to wear your scarves
Heres ideas of how one can wear their scarves to create their most stylish elegant winter look.
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