10 Things Fashionistas Always Do

There are several ways you can stay on point in your fashion game. One of them is to know how the most fashionable folks are making the most out of their fashion life!  Here are 10 things fashionistas always do:

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Relies on the wardrobe basics

For the every day fashion style, fashionistas often relies on the wardrobe basics. I’m talking about the daily outfits that are casual and chic with that extra fashion touch. Building a style on wardrobe basics as: a black blazer, skinny jeans, a white tee (etc), are key for dressing stylish and manage the everyday stress. If you have some good basics to go to, you can easily work that floral midi dress without going crazy over the styling process. Why? Because your black blazer will always do!

Proof check their outfit

Proof checking the outfit is to make sure that any awkward situations for you won’t be caused by your outfit. What’s awkward to some, are not embarrassing to others. Generally speaking though, make sure you can lean forward without flashing anything you wouldn’t like. Make sure that your skirt/maxi dress isn’t going see-through in the wrong light. If you’re going braless you might want to secure the dress/top with some tape. Another way to proof check the outfit is to make sure that you can sit/move around freely in it. Some pencil skirts and tight dresses are way too uncomfortable!

Communicates something

This might sound completely pretentious, and I agree, but either you’ll get this or not: To some, fashion communicates more than the bounds of its functionality. Fashion can also reach a point where something is communicated. Perhaps you’re sending signals of energy by your choice of a yellow dress. Or you’re going artsy with a print of surrealism. An outfit of a fashionista says something more. At least a successful one!

Keeps it balanced

There’s no balance in how many times I use the word balance, but here we go again: balance is key in any outfit. This applies to everything, as everything is in need of balance. Balance as in colors to keep it interesting. Balance as in volume to keep the silhouette justifying. Balance in prints as in not going too crazy or too dull. Knowing when to add and when to remove is key for fashionistas. This is something that can be taught if you don’t have a sense for balance naturally (let me get back to that in another post), but a general styling tip is to add something contrasting. If you’re working an all navy outfit, add that pink blush to soften it up. It’s called: (yup, that’s right)  balance.

Stays inspired

The weirdest concept people have about inspiration and motivation, is that they are constant. They’re not. Inspiration and motivation needs their fair share of fuel too. That’s why staying inspired is important to many fashionable people as you always want to be at the top of your game. So be best friend with social media, or the glossy magazines, books or whatever you turn to for getting some inspiration. Do remember that fashion inspiration doesn’t have to be limited to seeing other people’s outfit, nature can be a source of inspiration to. For instance, the color mix in a flower or a bouquet. It sounds a bit cheesy, I know, but it kind of works if you’re open to it.

Try New Things

Yes, style is timeless and elegant and something to strive for. Blabla. Style will never stay a top feature in fashion if it remains without development however. Staying interesting, challenging and improving needs to come from a place of trying new things. Try that new trend, that new color or that new look. That’s the only way you’ll find out if you like it or not. You really don’t have anything to lose as either you’ll find a new favorite or you won’t. Simple as that.

Have a few go-to’s

This comes back to having a wardrobe of basics, but is slightly different. All of us have, more or less, clothing pieces that we always turn to whenever we feel like it. It can be on days your inspiration has hit rock bottom, or when you’re stressed as fudge and need something quick. Your favorite jumpsuit will be your friend. Or your favorite maxi dress. The key here is that your go-to shouldn’t be more than two clothing pieces in one look. That meaning, you won’t need five different pieces for your go-to look, but only throw on your beloved jumpsuit. See? It should be a quick one!

Accepts bad outfit days too

No one is immune to bad outfit days. There are ways you can decrease them though, of course, but a nuanced fashionista (lol, I really just wrote that), stays open to accepting bad outfit days too. A bad outfit day doesn’t solely has to be a day where the outfit looks bad, but a day where you’re not feeling your outfit. It simply doesn’t represent you today. Having a bad outfit day kind of comes back to the principle that it can be quite healthy to be bored in order for you to appreciate your happiness and have fun. Having a bad outfit day will definitely make your good outfit days even better.

Stays true to their style

Even though I do encourage you all to try new things and slightly change your style, it’s important to stay true to it. We are all different and look different and we do have different preference. So if you’re really not loving the color yellow on you, no need to try it only because it’s trending. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable in jeans, well don’t take that path then! Have your style as the basis and add small new details to find new things to incorporate to your style.

Mix new and old

Another perspective on finding the balance between trying something new and staying true to your style comes back to mixing new and old. Mixing old and new as in: don’t forget all your beloved clothes only because you buy new ones. No need to buy a new closet when you’re tired of all your clothes, but to add a few new pieces. Then you’ll find yourself having a new setup of endless of styling alternatives. Suddenly your old denim dress will look way better with that new hat you bought. Or your classic black blazer will have a new purpose as it looks so good with that cute blouse. And so it goes!

 

Folks! Which one of these things fashionistas always do is the one you always do? Drop a comment! Xx

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Trend Alert: Blush 2017


Trend Alert Series 2017: Ruffles | Green(ery) | Silver Metallic | Blue/White Striped Shirt | Statement Sleeves | Patent Leather |


Another week and another trend deserving the spotlight in the #TrendAlert series. This time it’s the lovely shade blush that should have some extra love. Here’s blush 2017:

Blush 2017

I think there are several reasons why blush is trending, and trending big, in 2017. It is a perfect compromise of a color and a neutral. It passes within the same “color” neutrality as grey and beige, but still a step bolder. That’s why it works so well for all the fashionistas that prefer neutrality, as well as the ones that like the splash of color.

Blush 2017 comes in any form thinkable. That’s usually how it is with colors, as they’re so easy to transform to whatever shape a designer thinks is fashionable. I’ve mainly seen it done for tops and accessories though. A lot of blush tees, dresses, sweaters, crop tops, but also shoes, bags and caps. The statement version of blush has been in the texture of (faux) suede, as the two of them is quite the lovely combo.

What To Think About

As blush counts as a neutral color, it’s both quite friendly and specific to match with. It works perfect with more faded and less intense shades as emerald colors, grey, beige and white. Especially blush with forest green, mustard yellow, navy, and even dark brown, are fun and exciting combinations beyond your regular black & grey look. The one thing to think about, try to match color with the same intensity frequency as blush to avoid colors to clash.

That means that neon shades, or other popping colors, might be a bit awkward to do for a blush shade. But hey, I love to be challenged with color combinations. So a bold red and blush might be something that can work. Pink in the bolder shades and blush is another combo that can happen. I’m having a hard time seeing blush and neon orange be a hit, but within the world of fashion everything is possible. Two other combinations that I’d love to see is blush and silver metallic + blush and tan. Quite classic but also quite bold.

A look that works

I usually take an outfit that’s a street style, as they’re easier to relate to, but I think this styling from Isabel Marant’s Pre-Fall 2017 collection is brilliant. The blush shade of the top is a bit darker than the the one trending, but a gorgeous one nevertheless. Love the layering of the striped shirt and the top. Lovely to let the collar + sleeves + length pop out. The stripes looks slightly pink too, which is intensified by the blush color. The pink shade connects to the shoes too, as they’re in a similar shade. Just a great outfit that demonstrates how one can go layered, bright and fresh for spring (even though this is “a look for fall”).

 

Folks! How are you working the blush 2017? With love or skepticism? Drop a comment and have a lovely week babes! Xx

Blush 2017 | The Fashion FolksCourtsey of Isabel Marant (Pre-Fall 2017)

14 Ways To Wear Denim 2017

Folks! I’m full of ideas these days, so why not make the most of it while I’m at it? Perhaps it’s the fact that summer is around the corner and a new chapter of fashion begins, or I’m just in a period of inspiration flow! However, continuing from these posts (16 ways to wear stripes, 10 ways to wear florals), I thought we’d talk about 14 ways to wear denim 2017.

Wear Denim 2017 | The Fashion Folks

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Wear Denim 2017

Just let me state this, denim is one of the most brilliant fabrics ever invented as it works as a neutral on so many levels. It’s a neutral in terms of color, which makes it appropriate to match with about any color (both lighter and darker shades of denim possess this ability). The material is also quite the neutral one as the texture is quite simple. It has an informal, and a slightly edgy vibe, but overall is it rather subtle. Denim doesn’t comes with the same statement as faux fur, or leather or patent leather. It works pretty neutral with a slight enhancement of a street style edge. With that in mind, working denim is no way limited to the ideas presented below. Perhaps they’re just extra genius atm, and especially for 2017.

1. Denim and crochet

As stated, denim is a bit edgy which makes it perfect to contrast with more soft materials. Anything crochet is usually a sign of summer and warmer days. Crochet and denim in specific feels like the ultimate boho combo with a nice attitude. Go for a crochet top and a denim jacket!

2. Contrasting details

I’ll talk more about this in a denim guide I’ll do next week, but denim with contrasting details is another genius example of how to pull of denim successfully. I’m talking about going for distressed denim with a nice blazer. Boyfriend jeans with nice flats or heels. A denim shirt with an oversized bow. Meet the street style vibe of denim with preppy details to get that balance going.

3. Unexpected denim styles

The world has probably already seen the most of denim (Britney and JT still owe us an apology tbh). But that doesn’t stop anyone to explore the limits of denim in a more refined way. Why not go beyond your regular jeans and try a denim dress, skirt, crop top? A denim blazer? A pleated denim midi skirt? Do note though, the sky’s not the limit, but a denim maxi dress.

4. Denim and lime green

Still rooting for this combination to go big. Or just elevate the existence even further. Like: A denim jumpsuit and a neon clutch. A denim shirt & jeans combo + lime green coat. A pair of highwaisted neon pants and a denim shirt tucked in. I’M HERE FOR IT!!

5. Denim and floral

Another combination I’m always rooting for is denim and floral. Florals are sophisticated, romantic and sweet. Denim is edgy, street style and a genius match to anything floral.  I wrote about this in this post too!

6. Contrasting materials with denim

Denim is a material to count on and favorable to pair with anything contrasting. Like (faux) leather, suede or patent leather. Denim and leather is especially an edgy combo that feels both vintage as the 50s, but also street style á la 90s. A pair of skinny jeans and a leather jacket with a blouse under is also the go-to look for the majority of the teenagers/young adults today. Oh yes.

7. Denim accessories

So denim accessories might not be the first thing to cross your mind, but I’m open for it. Or how about a cute bow in denim to your denim shirt? Or a cap in denim material? How about a denim clutch? Why not shoes in a denim style? Try at least. Especially going for a shade for the denim shirt and contrast with a bow in the opposite denim shade for the neck is ahhh-dorable.

8. Patchwork Denim

Okey folks, let’s make this happen: can patchwork denim please be a trend this year? I know it’s been popping up here and there, but barely got its breakthrough. Before you go completely cringe, google it or look it up on Pinterest! Patchwork denim in different shades for jeans, a skirt, a dress or a shirt is just genius. Probably easy to do DIY too. But first though: we need more of this!

9. Denim on denim

I think I talk about this combination weekly and I’m pretty sure I wear it weekly too. It’s like creating a jumpsuit without having a jumpsuit for it. Denim on denim is genius in so many ways. I’m not gonna go on and on about it, but read more here.

10. Neon and denim

Similar to lime green and denim, denim works pretty well with any other popping shade of neon too. Yellow neon with denim is painfully good. So is hot pink and denim but also orange and denim. Both the darker and brighter shades of denim works well with highlighting other colors. I’d say though that yellow neon + orange works particularly well with darker denim. And hot pink is genius with bright denim! But they all work with each other, so don’t you fret.

11. Tan and denim

Another combination I have yet to get over is tan and denim. Perhaps this comes in the specific shape of a tan colored suede material and denim – but I’m here for the boho vibes. Okey? Tan is the complete opposite of the denim shades which makes the both pop in a favorable way. Add a tan colored accessory next time you go denim. Or why not the lovely combo of a tan colored skirt and a denim shirt? Yup, I’m here for it (too).

12. Denim and stripes

Would this even be a post signed by moí if I didn’t mention stripes as an option? Probably not! I don’t know why these two works so well but they do. They’re just supporting each other through thick and thin and we all love them for it (yes). Perhaps it’s a modern Parisian vibe over the two together as well, which only adds to the chic factor if you ask me. Go for a striped tee and a denim jacket and you’ve already come a long way!

13. Highwaisted Jeans

There’s something about the highwaisted jeans that I just love. They manage to look more formal than they are and flatter the body at the same time. You can pretty much work any highwaisted jeans model and tuck in any top and you look effortlessly chic. Going preppy for the combo is to add a blouse or a shirt. Going more casual is to add a tee or a crop top. Highlight the waist even further with a statement belt to make it pop!

14. Embroidered Denim

Lastly, a major trend for 2017 is the embroidered denim. A sweet combination of sweet florals and edgy denim indeed. Add some embroidery to your jeans, the collar of your shirt or your denim jacket. It’s a simple and subtle way of going for the details and yet remain effortlessly chic about it!

 

Folks! What are your best ways on wear denim 2017? Are you going trendy? Classic? High or low? Drop a comment in the section and have a lovely weekend of denim! Xx

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