Tag: Style Advise

6 Icons to Follow for Style Inspiration…

Last week on the blog I spoke about the difference between Fashion & Style, and I shared my four top tips for how to start developing your own unique Style.  If you didn’t read the post please check it out here!

I spoke about taking the time to find some inspiration and start discovering what are your likes and dislikes style wise.  Looking at things like color, print and shapes, materials, accessories and outfit ideas are all great ways to start gathering knowledge and developing new ideas for your style.

Pinterest & Instagram are amazing sources to check because they are chock full of fashion articles, style advise and photography.  But fashion magazines, blogs, street style and in-store trends are all also great sources of inspiration too.

Pro Tip: I look for style inspiration in lots of places throughout my daily life but I like to gather it all together on a Pinterest Board so I can easily refer back to it when I am out shopping or buying new pieces.  Check out my Pinterest Style Board here. 

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How to be Stylish…

Earlier this week I posted the following quote on my Instagram.

“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers.  And Style is what you choose” Lauren Hutton.

I absolutely love this quote and for the rest of this week I have felt really inspired by the importance of cultivating your own personal style.  Of course being a Stylist, I love fashion and cannot wait to see what new trends are featured on the runway at the start of each season. But something I really love about being a Stylist is helping clients develop their own unique Personal Style.

Being a women with Style goes way beyond the clothes you are wearing. It’s about having pose and sophistication, knowing who you are and what you’re here to say and, most of all, being confident in your own skin.  It’s wearing clothes that embody your personality and character as well as matching perfectly with your lifestyle and future goals.

Women like Audrey Hepburn, Michelle Obama & Alexa Chung are all women celebrated for their timeless style and not only are they beautiful, elegant and always wearing excellent outfits, they are also extremely successful, intelligent and driven women who have made great achievements in their lives.

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The Top Colors to Wear This Fall…

If you are anything like me, the start of fall signifies a time when your wardrobe takes a turn for the dark.  As soon as the days start getting colder I start wearing exclusively black.  Sometimes I will mix in shades of grey, burgundy, dark green or purples but the palette is always decidedly dark.  (Side Note: I pretty much want to wear all black most of the year but try and force myself to include some color in my wardrobe during the sunny summer months!)

However this Fall sees the bright colors of summer living on.  With bright red, cobalt, pinky hues and silver metallic all having a big presence on the AW17 Runways and filtering down into the high street stores.  Pick a shade and wear it from head to toe or inject a flash of color into your winter outfit with one bold statement piece.

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My Fall Fashion Reading List…

The first days of October welcome the real start of Fall for us here in Milan.  The days start getting shorter and the weather starts getting colder.  And it’s during this time of the year that I start spending less time traveling and more time snuggled up on the sofa reading books and drinking tea.

I love to use this time of year to read some books that will inspire and educate me, especially on the subject of Style and Fashion, so I am able to offer the best possible advise to my Styling clients and cultivate some interesting ideas for future photo shoots for the coming season.

Here are three books on my reading list for the coming month.  Let me know if you’ve read them and what you think of these reads in the comments below…

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10 Boots We’re Loving for Fall…

With Fall upon us and the cold weather fast approaching we’ve rounded up our favorite boots of the season to make those cold, grey days a little more Stylish!  With styles ranging from cool metallics, red suede, embroidered flowers and studded leather we can’t wait to put our best foot forward this season! Let us know your favorite boots for fall in the comments below…

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How to Dress Like an Italian…

I have been living and working in Milan for just under four years now. Before deciding to move here I had done a lot of traveling (mainly around South America and Asia) and these experiences taught me a lot about the world and who I am. But I think by actually living in a country for a long period of time you can learn so much about the culture and way of life.

Being in Italy has taught me about food, Italian language, emotion, creativity and has brought a new perspectives on how to live life.  Living in one of the fashion capitals of the world has also taught me a lot about Style, because Italian’s, no matter their age or background know how to appreciate Style.  Regardless of the occasion they always dress well and manage to pull off a chic yet effortless type of vibe.  They appreciate quality over quantity, something quite rare in today’s world of fast fashion.  And they have an eye for colour and adding the final details and accessories to a look.   Throughout all my travels I have looked to other cultures for inspiration on how to dress and Italy has definitely become one of my top inspiration points and has such a place in my heart.

If you love the Italian Style as much as me here is my quick guide of How to Dress Like an Italian…

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Dressing for Confidence – Your Dream Wardrobe Checklist

Don’t you just hate that feeling of overwhelm you get when you step into your wardrobe in the morning and you have no idea what to wear?

When you feel like you have loads of clothes, but you can’t seem to put a strong outfit together?

When you realize you always seem to buy the same type of clothes over and over again because you just don’t know what else to invest in?

Girl we feel you! And I don’t want you to experience that stress anymore.

I want you to walk into you wardrobe every morning and have collection of clothes you know look good on you and you know work seamlessly together!

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How to Live Stylish This Summer…

Have you ever gone through a busy period of life, when you are in full on work mode, with your head down, only to take a break and realize the time has flown by?! Well that’s what has happened to me this month!

All of Spring I worked flat out, organizing photo shoots and planning projects with new clients.  It was all go go go.  I loved it because I worked on some amazing projects and collaborated with some really talented people.  But then I had a pause, looked around and I realized it’s June, nearly July! And summer is already upon us!

When you are busy its easy to fall into the rut of throwing on your Levi’s Jeans and sneakers, running out the door and working through your to do list each day.  And before we know it, its going to be autumn.  I don’t want the next few months to fly by before I know what has hit me so I’ve decided to make it my mission to live more stylishly this summer.  That means making the most out of my days, enjoying the little moments and, of course, upping my style game.  Because even if we are just running errands that’s no reason not to look stylish right!? So here are my top tips for how to live stylish this summer.

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Finding Style on a Budget

While attending Men’s Fashion Week in Milan this weekend I posted my outfits for the event via Instagram.  I shared with you my inspiration for each outfit and got real with you by revealing which pieces were high-end and which pieces actually came from the high street.

If you didn’t see the posts you can check them out here.

The reason I decided to get real with you is because I think their is a common misunderstanding into thinking that because someone looks really stylish they must have spent a lot of money on their outfit.  And that you have to spend a lot of money on designer pieces in order to be stylish also.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good designer piece! But I think in this world of Instagram and Blogging its easy to buy into the myth that all us fashionistas have a big budget for designer wear, and the reason everyone always looks so stylish is because they are dropping big sums of money on high end pieces for every look.

Of course in some cases this is true but the reality for most of us, for you and me, is that we are want to look stylish but we also want to do this on a budget.

We’ve got other stuff to pay for like cars, rent, holidays, travel and saving for the future, am I right?  So here are my Stylist Tips to shopping smarter and finding style on a budget…

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