The top 10 fashion quotes of all time

Carrie also said "Shopping is my cardio".  Image Source: Fashionlady.in

Carrie also said “Shopping is my cardio”.
Image Source: Fashionlady.in

Feeling a bit dull when it comes to style? Then maybe one of these famous quotes about fashion and style will inspire you!

 

“If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.” –  Anna Wintour

 

“One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress”Karl Lagerfeld

 

“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory” –  Coco Chanel

 

 “I can’t concentrate in flats!”Victoria Beckham

 

“A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”Sophia Loren

 

Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.” Christian Louboutin

 

“I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.”Carrie Bradshaw

 

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”  –  Yves Saint Laurent

 

“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”Bo Derek

 

 

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#FlashbackFriday: Acid wash jeans

A bad blast from the past. Source: http://thegenerationnation.com

A bad blast from the past. Source: http://thegenerationnation.com

 

Way before double denim was trendy, double acid wash jeans were the epitome of cool. Perhaps its little wonder that was back in the 1980s, commonly referred to as the decade the style gods forgot (think mullets, bad perms and shoulder pads).

 

The acid wash jeans usually had a bit of pleating going on around the waist, while the acid wash jackets were often adorned with studs, fringes and lace (yes, that’s not meant to read “or” – all three preferably at once).

 

The acid wash has made a bit of a comeback recently, but we doubt we’ll ever see double acid wash ever again.

 

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Style guide: How to dress if you’re an apple

Wrap dresses work well for apple shapes such as the stunning Tyra Banks. Source: Tyra Banks/Facebook

Wrap dresses work well for apple shapes such as the stunning Tyra Banks. Source: Tyra Banks/Facebook

Having an apple body shape means you’re normally fuller around the middle (if you gain weight, you tend to put it around you waist). Apple body shapes also tend to have fuller breasts and larger upper arms and shoulders, whereas legs and behinds are on the slimmer side.

Famous apple shapes include Catherine Zeta Jones, Drew Barrymore and Tyra Banks.

Here, our stylists list the the dos and don’ts of dressing if you have an apple shaped-body.

 

Do:

Show off your great pins: Wear skinny jeans to show off your best assets. Pair with a loose top to really draw attention to your legs.

Emphasize your bust: Don’t be afraid to show off your money makers – think v-necks and A-line dresses. Not only will it accentuate your great bust, but it will also draw attention away from your waist.

Wear structured blazers: Go for jackets that are hip length (short jackets will only make you look stocky) to balance out your frame. Avoid double-breasted jackets, as they will draw attention to your midsection.  Wear your blazers and cardigans open for a slimming and streamlined effect.

 

Don’t

Don’t wear dresses or tops that cling at the waist: Shift dresses, wrap dresses and empire line cuts work better as they smooth out your silhouette. Prints and patterns can also help camouflage your problem areas.

Don’t wear skirts that are too short: Go for longer skirt hems, as short skirts will only accentuate your midsection and can make you look blocky.

Don’t wear big shapeless clothing: Many women with an apple shape want to hide their shape, but this will only make you look bigger than you are. Think structured and tailored!

 

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Fashion fix: How to fix a stuck zipper

That’s right, we just wanted an excuse to use this photo - #sorrynotsorry.

That’s right, we just wanted an excuse to use this photo – #sorrynotsorry.

 

You know the story. It’s date night, you’ve thrown on your favourite dress that always makes you look and feel great, but suddenly the zipper is stuck so you can’t do it up.

Don’t worry – the good news is that with some household items you probably have in your home, you can fix the jam.

 

Pencil lead

Lead is an excellent dry lubricant, so rub the tip of a traditional graphite pencil up and down the teeth of both sides of your stuck zipper. Bear in mind this method tends to work better on metal than plastic zippers.

 

Soap

Use a clear coloured bar of soap or liquid soap to lubricate both sides of the zipper. The soapy consistency can help slip it out of the jam.

 

Chapstick

Rub a clear-coloured lip balm stick (if it’s in a pot, swab some balm with a Q-tip) up and down the teeth of your stuck zipper.

 

Candle wax

Rub a neutral-coloured candle up and down both sides of the zipper. The wax should help the zipper glide back into place. Don’t light the candle while doing this, obviously!

 

Soap

Swipe a bar of soap up and down the teeth of both sides your stuck zipper. The soapy consistency can slip the zipper out of its jam.

 

Windex

If your zipper has caught on to the surrounding fabric and refuses to let go, a little bit of Windex (glass cleaner) can do the trick.  However, before you start, make sure you test Windex on a small area of the fabric to make sure it won’t damage your garment. If the garment is OK, completely soak the fabric around the zipper with Windex, and slowly pull the zipper back and forth until it lets go of the fabric. Don’t forget to wash the garment afterwards.

 

Do you have any tips for how to fix a stuck zipper? Share in the comments below!

 

#FlashbackFriday: The Trucker Hat

Image source: Dlisted.com

Image source: Dlisted.com

 

You can barely say trucker hat without mentioning Ashton Kutcher. The actor’s claim to fashion fame is making the mesh cap a trend, although Justin Timberlake is insisting he was the one who originated the trend.

 

Whoever is to blame for making the trucker hat fashionable in the early 2000s, we are just relieved it is a trend no more.

 

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Style Files: How to look stylish while pregnant

Mamastylista knows maternity chic. The stylist and blogger rocks an Achea-Mpong by Mutesi dress with confidence. Credit: Jerome Lafforgue Media Services

Mamastylista knows maternity chic. The stylist and blogger rocks an Achea-Mpong by Mutesi dress with confidence. Credit: Jerome Lafforgue Media Services

Stylist and blogger Deauvanné Athanasakis is the glamazon behind Mamastylista, and specialises in motherhood chic.

Here, Deauvanné – who is expecting her second child – shares her top tips on how to look pretty while pregnant, and reveals the most common style mistakes pregnant women make.

 

What are the most flattering cuts for maternity wear?

Maxi dresses and wrap dresses look great and suit everyone! Oversized tops, tunic dresses and jackets/coats are flattering too.

 

What are the most common style mistakes pregnant women make?

That you have to compromise your style during pregnancy! It’s a myth that you have to wear shapeless, frumpy clothing – you should celebrate your bump, not try to hide it. If you already know what suits you, stick to your original style and just go up a size in tops and dresses, and choose jeans with a lot of stretch. Make sure to add colour to your wardrobe, it’s easy to just wear safe and boring black. Jewellery, scarves and accessories are great to liven up an outfit and make you feel extra feminine.

 

Any budget tips for maternity wear?

I always check out the sale sections. You don’t want to spend too much money on maternity wear because you’ll only be wearing it for a limited amount of time.

 

What about shoes – what are your best tips for comfort when pregnant?

I have been wearing flat, pointed shoes a lot during my pregnancy. I still wear a heel, but make sure it’s a block heel for comfort and I live in my wedge sneakers!

 

What’s your best piece of fashion advice?

If it makes you happy, wear it because you’ll feel confident and that will shine through!

 

What’s your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

A black tuxedo blazer – it goes with absolutely everything and never goes out of style.

 

What’s the worst fashion purchase you’ve ever made?

High heeled Uggs. They seemed like a good idea at the time!

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Style guide: How to dress if you’re a pear

Pear-shaped Beyonce does it right by wearing a tight fitting, bright top that accentuates her upper body. Source: http://instagram.com/beyonce

Pear-shaped Beyonce does it right by wearing a tight fitting, bright top that accentuates her upper body. Source: http://instagram.com/beyonce

A pear body shape is the most common female body type. If your hips and backside are wider than your shoulders, you’re sharing body shape with celebs such as Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.

 

So how do you make your style work for your body type? Our team of stylists have put together a list of the dos and don’ts of dressing if you are pear-shaped.

 

Do:

Draw attention to your upper body: Pear-shaped women are usually slimmer around the bust, waist and torso, so you should look to accentuate the upper body – V-necks and jewellery can do the trick.

Use tops with bold colours, designs and prints: This is a great way to draw attention to the upper body – just make sure the tops are fitted, and not baggy.

Wear A-line: A-line skirts and dresses are perfect for pears, because they accentuate the upper body and have a slimming effect on wider hips.

 

Don’t

Wear short jackets, blazers or cardigans:This will only accentuate your lower body. Opt for a jacket that covers your less flattering areas.

Wear flashy pants: Cargo pants or jeans with many pockets or embellishments will only draw attention to your hips, whereas structured pants balance out your proportions.

Wear short and tight skirts: These will only call attention to your lower body – especially if they are made of clingy materials! Opt for at least knee-length when it comes to skirts.

 

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