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Five Reasons Why You Should Wear A Statement Piece!

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Statement pieces of jewelry allow women to step out of the mundane and define themselves as unique, confident, passionate, and interesting people. Statement jewelry is nothing new, but many women will avoid wearing bold accessories because they do not feel comfortable stepping out of their comfort zone. By considering these Five tips, women can find statement pieces of jewelry that will make a positive statement to the wearer as well as the public.

For thousands of years, people have used clothing and accessories to portray who they are. Such items have long symbolized class as well as religious and cultural identities. Consider Jackie O's trademark black sunglasses. Above and beyond keeping the sun out of Jackie's eyes, they symbolized who Jackie was. People continue to use accessories, mainly jewelry, to make statements about who they are and what they value.

1. To Make a Simple Outfit More Interesting:

Whether it’s jeans and a t-shirt or black trousers and a classic white top, a simple outfit
can often look boring. Adding a statement necklace is a great way to make the outfit look complete.

2. To Dress Up a Casual Look:

Going to brunch at a nice restaurant instead of just grabbing a quick bite?
Add a statement necklace to your casual weekend look to create a more polished style.

 

3. To Make a Tomboy Look More Feminine:

To avoid looking completely like a boy in your sweatshirt and ripped jeans,
throw on a statement necklace for that touch of feminine flare.

4. To Complete a Bold Look:

If you’re going bold with prints and pops of color, tie the look together with a statement necklace.

5. To Make Your Work Attire More Playful:

Add an intricate statement necklace to a structured office look for a bit of playful texture.

Here are some of my favorite picks:

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=&Category=acc_jewelry-necklace-statement&ProductID=1000190409&VariantID=

http://www.loft.com/pearlized-braided-necklace/417841?skuId=22170767&defaultColor=3019&colorExplode=false&catid=catl000023

https://www.baublebar.com/category/necklaces/statement.html

 

Corporate Fashion Wednesdays

A Daily Struggle for many of us that are in the corporate world (and love being a fashionista) is to find the proper attire for your everyday office look. Many factors do influence this, personal style, budget, corporate guidelines and your ability to re create looks with standard pieces that are already in your closet.

While many companies have corporate apparel available, the norm in our the Caribbean region (and our culture) is that most times depending on your managerial level, it is acceptable not to wear any corporate apparel. Although I understand the benefits: there are substantial reasons to have a corporate policy for a business casual dress, not only for morale, but also things such as increased productivity and perceived benefits. clothing business is also a great idea to publicize the company.

However this is easier said then done, how many of us end up sometimes being late because of the simple fact that we cannot coordinate our attire in the morning. Between the prepping the kids for school and trying to beat the clock, it can turn into a serious setback.

what works for me is that I have been able to select the basics that will help me create different daily looks. The idea is to be able to dress it up or down, but remain with a clean professional look. I consider Wednesdays to be my favorite day to showcase some fashion on the job, it helps me get through faster and also weekend looks so much closer.

This particular corporate look:  

  • Red pencil skirt (a must have in your wardrobe)
  • Black chiffon blouse
  • Leopard print cardigan / blazer (considered neutral because you can match it with almost any color)
  • Makeup: T.Barnes Beauty Day Face

Looking For Similar Look? You Can check some of these wonderful &trendy online stores:

https://tscloset.com/bottoms

http://www.torrid.com/product/cage-back-dolman-top/10485578.html?cgid=tops-shirts#start=5

http://www.rainbowshops.com/Plus-Size-Leopard-Print-Blazer/1932020626778,default,pd.html

http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/womens-plus-size-work-clothes

 

 

 

 

 

Practical Styling Tips For Extra Curves & More

Style is based on individual taste and it goes from a simple earring to having the right undergarments that will enhance your figure.

I’m not the biggest fan of using the term ‘plus size’ (because really, aren’t we all just ‘sizes’?), I’ll use the term here for the sake of what is currently trending.

Like dressing for any body type, it’s all about emphasizing your assets to make you feel your best while boosting up your confidence.

Thanks to many plus size bloggers before me and the accessibility of the internet, I have managed to compile a few tips that have helped in the past and that I hope will be able to help my readers as well.

  1. Dress For Your Body Type
  • Of great importance for us a plus size women, is to know to what body shape we belong to.
  • If you’re a rectangular shape, you may want to create shape with your clothes.
  • If you have an hourglass figure, then you want to show this off.
  • Pear shapes might want to stick to separates and choose clothes that balance out their silhouette

  1. Know What Works

This is more of a general styling tip, not only for us as curvy women, and that’s to know what works for you.

Just because something’s on-trend doesn’t mean that it will always be flattering.

Some of us may be able to pull off the latest trends and fashion diversity, while others may be better off sticking to more classic styles.

  1. Emphasize Your Assets

Everyone has a favorite part of their body that they are willing to show more than the rest.

It may be your legs, killer curves, or décolletage, whatever it may be make sure to do it with class and pride so that it will not only make you feel better but also to showcase that you are proud of who you are.

  1. Work with Color

Color has the ability to cheer your mood, and it also has the ability to draw attention to the area that you would prefer.

If you want to emphasize your neckline, go with a colorful statement necklace.

If you want to emphasize your waist, choose a colorful top or waist belt.

This style tip for plus size women is about making the most of color by wearing it on the areas that you want to emphasize.

  1. Accessories ARE Necessities

One way to stay on-trend is to invest in the right accessories: with the latest bags, shoes, and jewelry.

Unlike clothes, accessories are much more versatile and user friendly than clothing.

They can also be much more flexible to mix and match, dress up and dress down.

Make your basic outfits move with the trends by investing a bit more on must-have accessories.