Style and fashion tips exist in the millions. While you can research endless ways to look amazing, looking amazing will come second nature with just 3 key factors. Because style should be simple, we've revealed the 3 keys to always look your very best. Read on!
Being an expectant mom for the first time comes with a lot of surprises as the body changes. Some things, I expected to come face to face with, others, not so much. You expect the hunger, you expect the bodily changes, you expect passing out at the end of the day like you've participated in a marathon, or in the third trimester, being wide awake like some sort of insomniac. It's the small things that catches us mommies-to-be by surprise as a challenge. For me, that was simply tending to my toes.
Having a Summer pregnancy, I wore sandals a lot. Not only are they weather appropriate, but also more convenient and comfortable than any other shoe choice. I also spent a lot of time on my feet working, while my feet endured the weight that I've never carried before.
Knowing that reaching my own feet was nearly impossible, and home manicures were now out of the question, I knew a salon visit would be my go-to foot remedy for the Summer. But, what do you do when you're now much more cautious of the fumes you choose to inhale, the products you use, you are vegan, have a heart for sustainability, and sincere desire to be more eco-friendly in your daily efforts? A salon may then seem out of the question, but luckily, Dallas, Texas has provided me with a befitting option!
The average person takes in all of the words of other people more than their own. Whether it's opinions, instructions, praises, or insults, we probably never reflect on the fact that we just don't talk to ourselves enough. I know what you're thinking: "talk to ourselves?? That's crazy". Hear me out! Speaking what we desire over ourselves is a powerful act and allows us to hear from the ourselves. Our own words and opinions matters and effects us the most. This is the opportunity to take what can often be your worst enemy (self), and make them your bestie instead.
It's inevitable, we will all undergo some form of bodily change throughout our lifetime. Be it maturity, weight loss, weight gain, or growth spurts, those changes will of course effect the clothing that we wear. In my own recent experience, pregnancy, I've met with bodily change, yet embraced its presence because hey, I like a challenge, and also because throughout this journey with so many foreign things happening, I've felt better when I look my best. Some sort of therapy, if you will. In this segment of style expression, view my take on late Summer maternity fashion and see that it is possible to stay in style while carrying your child!
With age, comes maturity and adapting to new aspects of life. These alterations will likely reflect in your wardrobe, not by force, but because as your mentality and life evolves, it'll come naturally. As your wardrobe evolves, take into consideration these 7 style essentials you'll need to know at 25 and beyond.
What to Know...
1. Her sizes.
Believe it or not, there's much more to size than the simply put idea of: "I wear a size four, and size seven shoes". You'll master the trick of finding the perfect fit everytime if you realize that your size is truly only a guide. Fabrics, brands, shoe shapes and styles, and silhouette styles can require you to go up or down slightly in your size. Become familiar with your size and how your body reacts to garments with practice.
2. Her best colors.
Anyone can toss on a beautiful combination of colors. Tons of color schemes can come out beautifully, but when placed against a certain skin tone, may not look as great. Read up on color theory briefly, or get hands on practice by holding up certain colors to your skin in the mirror, in good lighting.
3. How to do an everyday makeup look.
If you wear makeup, you can save a lot of time and energy by sticking to the basics for your everyday affairs. Do research (if needed) to find the tools needed to create an everyday look. Once you have what you need, keep a simple routine in mind for instances when time and energy are running low.
4. How to dress for different occassions.
Life at 25 and beyond will certainly bring about diverse social affairs, and your wardrobe versatility needs to reflect more than that of a.m. university classes, werkend parties, and drinks at the pub. Categorize the atmospheres that best reflect the social and professional life that you desire, and study on how to create a couple of looks for each category.
5. How to do a few styles on her own hair.
When I realized how much I tussle with my hair every morning, I realized that it was time for me to simplify things for the sake of time and energy, and to minimize frustration. The solution? Find low maintenance, easy, simple hair styles to work with, or keep changing styles to a minimum.
6. What clothes to part with.
Believe it or not, each piece in our wardrobe isn't meant to stick around forever. As you grow physically and mentally, the need and desire to part with certain pieces will arise. Though you may feel a bit of attachment to these things, there is no reason to feel guilty. See it as a method of renewal and embracing your new attributes.
7. How to make denim look..."grown up".
It's no secret that denim is the ultimate classic wardrobe item. Safe to say, denim isn't going anywhere anytime soon. With that being the case, we may as well become good friends with denim. In today's evolving world, it's perfectly fine to ditch the old school rule that denim is "unprofessional" or "too casual". With a bit of adjustment, denim can be worn with just as much class and style as any other item in your 25 and up wardrobe.
- Ditch the denim and t-shirt, double up on denim instead for an effortless yet chic look.
- Skip embellishments and major distressing.
- Pair denim with stylish flats or pumps
- Add a blazer to quality denim