I am a beauty junkie. I admit it. My friends think I’m crazy because I know so many random things. The other day at work, we were doing ‘research’ aka trying a bunch of makeup and skincare, and a couple of my work mates did not understand BB Cream so I thought that a lot of people might be a bit confused so I created this little guide. What do you think? Is this helpful?
This is your technical guide to the Fall/Winter 2011 Colors! The top half includes the base colors of your outfit (dress, pants, shirt) and the bottom half is the pop colors you should add (scarves, socks, hats, shoes) in these colors. Of course you could do it the other way around too!
- Buy your main pieces in the top colors. The best thing is that they could be simple.
- Buy Accessories in bottom colors
Some Sample looks from topshop ( I will do a fall “must have” pieces next):
I always read in magazines or style books that you must have “basic” pieces to build your wardrobe around. Now for me this makes sense but I have actually gotten a few requests from people to do a post about basics. Although most style books do a general basics for everyone, these basics can alter a bit depending on your age, occupation and personal style.
I have put down the basics that work for me: a 20 something neo-hippie-student who has random outings. I will follow this up tommorrow with a “work wardrobe basics” and if any of you like I can do something for those of my older and wiser readers! Let me know what you think. * Keep in mind that these are my basics you can alter it depending on your style but its the same basic principles.
1. The Top: Black shirt, Tank top, Breton Stripe shirt.
2. The Cover ups: Leather Jacket, Trench Coat, Knit Jumper
3) The Bottoms: Shorts, Jeans (skinnies or flares), Skirt (Maxi or short), Clear Black stockings ( to put under dresses and shorts).
4) The Dresses: Black Going out dress (that doubles as a semi-formal dress for dinner), Summer dress that you can also dress up.
5) Black high heels (good for dressing up jeans too), Cute Sandals, Brogues or Sneakers (for something a litle more casual)
6) Bags: Evening bag or cluctch, boho everyday bag
7) Accessories: Large Cocktail Ring, Long earrings, Long necklace, Friendship bracelets, Gold Watch
Here are some of the ways to put the looks together. The way the “basics” works is that you can virtually mix and match every piece and it will look good and from these basics you can slowly add other pieces.
Here are some examples of ways to put these together mind you I didn’t show the black shirts with all the bottoms which always looks great!
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