I'm not much of a bag person even though I am fully aware of the effect they can have on outfit overall. Well, not just an outfit, but bags also seem to play a fairly large role in someone's impression of you when you first meet. Is it leather? Is it canvas? Is it a knock-off? Could it be designer? These are all questions I find myself asking in my head when I come across someone with a really good bag. But then there are also those bags that are special. You can spot them a mile away and their authenticity is never questioned. These bags are timeless and will be stylish for generations to come. They are in fact, iconic.
Here is my Top 5.
1. Chanel 2.55 2. Hermes Birkin bag 3. Louis Vuitton Alma bag 4. Celine Boston Bag 5. Balenciaga
Colour blocking has hit the fashion scene like a Tsunami in east Asia. I absolutely dig it but unfortunately we dont always get it right and instead of looking chic, we end up looking like a box of Smarites.
Here's a tip if you would still love to try the trend but dont like looking like a traffic light:
pair your neon bright item of clothing with something else that is neutral.
This past weekend I headed to Talamanca to witness the awesomeness that is Kabelo promoting his new album. Was lucky enough to win double tickets from the Daily Dispatch. Thank you very much! It was a good night out! Unfortunately my battery died before the legend himself took to the stage but at least I managed to take a few pics in my outfit :)
military jacket WOOLWORTHS (studio w), top THRIFT, skirt WOOLWORTHS (twist), bag POLO, shoes RAGE.
Seeing as my post on summer shoes to suit your style was so well recieved I've decided to do another post and help you hunny's get the perfect romper (jumpsuit) to suit your body for this coming festive season.
I absolutely love rompers!! They're the perfect solution to an outfit dilemma. You can dress them down with flat sandals or a wedges/espadrilles for an afternoon lunch with the ladies or you can pair them with some towering platform heels or this summers block heel if your intentions are to dance the night away.
For ladies with petite figures and athletic builds, I suggest that if you want to go for a longer jumpsuit, you try one made of a flowly material, even silk and one which tapers at the end to accentuate bits of your tiny frame instead of making you look like you're drowning in cloth. For a short jumpsuit, try to find one with frills or with structured details like pockets and an accentuated waist. It will create the illusion that you have curves in all the right places ;)
If you are curvy, you should try one with broader shoulder straps because the spaghetti strap might end up with you looking much heavier than you actually are. A high waist with a loose bottom will allow you to walk comfortable without it riding up. Also if you're looking for a full-length one, a straight leg will balance you out, leaving you looking slimmer and feeling less self-consious when you sit down or get up to dance.
And finally, if you are pear-shaped, meaning you have that big sexy butt and a small waist and upper body, you should try find a jumpsuit with a detailed chest. Be it frills or a boat line neck, you cant go wrong. The point is to cause a diversion from the fact that your chest is small and bring people's eyes to your tiny waist ;)
I've compiled a list of shoes that will rock your summer no matter what your style :) I'm a gypsy myself so the Boho was pretty favourable to what I prefer and what suits me but I don't think anyone should be restricted to one specific style so dont let the headings decide for you...