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      5 Basic Fashion Tips Every Woman Should Follow

      When it comes to fashion. there are certain rules to follow and certain tricks that can help you maximize your style. If you’re looking for the simplest way to become an overnight fashionista, all you have to do is know the most basic fashion tips. Check out these five simple fashion rules every woman should follow! 1. Know Your Body Type The most important fashion tip any woman could follow is to know their body type. Knowing your body type will determine how you choose what clothing to wear and what clothing not to wear. You should understand the main body types: pear, rectangular, apple, and hourglass. Different clothing is flattering for different body types. Knowing which category your shape…

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      6 Items To Fix All Your Fashion Problems

      Is there anything more annoying than having fashion problems with the best pieces in your wardrobe? It’s always a nuisance to have the perfect outfit planned, only for it to fit slightly wrong or cause you some minor discomfort. After all, we want to have picture-perfect style – but at what cost? Your outfit shouldn’t make you sacrifice your comfort (or your modesty). Fortunately, there are some inventive items out there to fix all of your common fashion problems! Check them out below: 1. Bra Extenders You know when a bra fits perfectly cup-wise but the band is just a little too tight? It makes your cleavage look great, but then it gives you a dreaded muffin top around your…

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      Holiday Help: 10 Stocking Stuffers For the Fashion Lover In Your Life

      The holidays are officially among us and it’s time to start grabbing up gifts for the ones you love! Sometimes gift-giving can be hard. You want to make sure that you get everyone something they’re going to love! You also want to make sure you don’t break the bank trying to do so. You can also keep a better grasp on your overall finances by using a free budget template. There are numerous available online. Fortunately, the easiest gifts to get are always stocking stuffers. Stocking stuffers are those tiny items that are just what someone was looking for! When it comes to fashion, there are endless stocking stuffers out there that will make you fashion-savvy loved one smile. Check…

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      Worth Every Penny: 5 Fashion Items You Should Splurge On

      When it comes to filling your wardrobe, we know that everyone looks for great items at great prices. It’s totally understandable to look for fashion bargains! (We do it all the time…) With that said, there are some items in your closet that might be worth that extra cash. Sometimes paying more means getting much better quality and an item that will last for eternity. Well, almost eternity. Check out five fashion items you should splurge on below! 1. Handbags When it comes to handbags, designer is definitely the way to go. We know there are endless knockoff handbags or just budget-friendly ones that are super cute and they get the job done, but they’re just not as durable as…

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      Tees and Tanks: The Best Places To Buy Basics For Super Cheap

      An essential part of any wardrobe is the basics. Basics consist of plain, solid-colored tees and tanks that are perfect for layering or even wearing on their own. You can wear a basic tank under a sweater. You can wear a basic tee with a pair of jeans on a casual day. It’s important to have a good collection of basics to really add to your outfits and round out your wardrobe. If you need to add some basics to your closet, you’ll want to check out the five best places to buy basics below! 1. H&M H&M is hands down the best place to buy basics. You can find plain tees and tanks for an unbelievable price year-round and…

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      Glam & Grunge: 10 Perfect Ways to Wear 90’s Fashion

      It has often been said that fashion repeats itself (or is that history?). Many fashion trends of prior decades end up being stylish again years later. In recent years we’ve seen a huge resurgence of the style from two decades in particular: the 70’s and the 90’s. Now, you may have seen our guide on 70’s fashion already, so today we present to you: the 90’s. It was a decade of grunge and glamour, of supermodels and Kurt Cobain, of Doc Martens and platform shoes….Okay, you get our point. We looked to two of our favorite stores for retro-inspired fashion, Urban Outfitters and TopShop, and put together 10 perfect ways to wear 90’s fashion. Check it out here: Click on…

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      Style Rebel: 10 Fashion Rules That Were Made To Be Broken

      Throughout life you’ve probably heard many tips and tricks about fashion. Along with the words or wisdom, you’ve probably been force-fed some truly terrible “fashion rules”. While many people are very concerned with obeying these unwritten laws of fashion, we want you to know that these rules were made to be broken. Fashion is about freedom and creativity, so dress as freely as you want! We’re going over ten of the most ridiculous fashion rules that you need to forget: 1. Don’t wear white after Labor Day. This is one of the oldest fashion rules. You’ve probably heard it a million times. We want you to know: it’s meaningless. You can wear white after Labor Day. You can wear white…

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      What To Wear: 10 Perfect and Affordable Outfits For A Valentines Day Date

      Valentines Day is quickly approaching! Do you have a date planned on Valentines Day? If so, do you know what you’re going to wear? If the answer is “no”, don’t stress – there’s still time to find the perfect outfit! We know you want to look good for the special occasion and fortunately, looking good doesn’t have to cost a fortune! We looked to H&M, one of the most affordable and stylish retailers in the industry to round up ten perfect outfits for a Valentines Day Date! Check them out here: Click on each picture for more info! 1. Open Shoulder Dress, $39 This open shoulder floral dress is perfect for a Valentines Day date because it can be dresses…

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      Retro Style: 10 Awesome Ways to Wear 70’s Fashion

      They say that fashion often repeats itself…or is it history that often repeats itself? Either way, fashion trends have a tendency to cycle over and over again. Things that were once popular can make a comeback decades later. Lately we’ve seen a resurgence of many fashion trends from the 70’s, and we’re definitely not complaining! The 70’s had some of the best fashion trends of all time, and we’re thrilled to see them making a comeback. From flared pants to aviator sunglasses, we hope to see a lot of 70’s fashion trends this year. We’ve taken a look at two retailers who are known for carrying retro-style clothes, ModCloth and Urban Outfitters, and we compiled a list of ten ways…

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      Ultra Violet Sensation: 8 Ways to Wear Pantone’s 2018 “Color of the Year”

      Pantone began as a printing company in New York City in the 1950’s. Since then it has gone on to become the expert on any and every shade of color. Each year since 2000, Pantone announces the shade they have selected as the “Color of the Year.” This color then goes on to become a fashion and beauty sensation for the following months. Pantone has chosen Ultra Violet as the Color of the Year for 2018, and we’re thrilled! The bright purple hue reminds us of Prince’s Purple Rain.  It is absolutely stunning and we cannot wait to see it all over the runway and red carpet this year. If you want to be a part of the Color of…

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      3 Things That Aren’t Fashion Crimes, No Matter What Anyone Tries to Tell You

      If you read fashion magazines or blogs, you might have picked up a few slightly strange ideas about what counts as a “fashion crime” these days. Things like… WEARING THE SAME OUTFIT ON REPEAT According to the fashion elite, wearing the same thing over and over again is boring and uncreative: instead, you should be constantly experimenting and evolving, by finding new ways to wear older clothes. We say: who has the time to put so much thought into getting dressed every morning? Sure, if getting dressed is your hobby, and you genuinely enjoy the challenge of never repeating an outfit, go ahead and implement a “no repeats” policy – but the fact is that most of us just want…

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      Why buying duplicates can be a sound shopping strategy

      Ever had an item of clothing you love so much that you end up being too scared to wear it, in case something happens to it?  Er, please tell us we’re not the only ones who do that? Sometimes particular favourites end up being consigned to the “do not wear” pile much earlier than they really need to be, purely because we know that, left to our own devices, we’d wear them so often we’d wear them right out – and can you imagine how awful it would be to no longer have that favourite sweater, or perfectly-fitting pair of jeans? Exactly. The trouble with THAT theory, obviously (and we’re sure you’ve spotted it already), is that if you’re avoiding…

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      6 Fitting Room Mistakes Most Women Make

      Shopping for new clothes should be fun, but anyone who’s ever set foot in a harshly-lit fitting room will probably beg to differ.  As awkward an experience as it can be however, making sure your clothes fit properly is one of the best things you can do if you don’t want to be branded a fashion criminal, so here are some fitting room mistakes most women make – but which you don’t have to… 01. Assuming they know their size For some reason, a lot of women work out what size they are sometime around their twenties, and then rigidly try to stick to that size, through weight fluctuations, pregnancies, and all of the other changes in diet and lifestyle…

      Classic Capsule Wardrobe for Spring 2016

      One of our most popular posts of all time was the capsule wardrobe we created for spring 2014.  We still get questions about the items in that capsule to this day, and as most of them have long-since sold out, we figured it was time for an update. We’re definitely not trying to re-create the wheel with this post: as the nautical style is such a spring classic, and so popular amongst our visitors, we’ve simply updated and refined our original spring capsule wardrobe, using items available to buy right now. So you’ll find a lot of stripes, a lot of red, white and blue, and, above all, a selection of items which should easily mix and match to create…

      Where to find petite clothing on the UK high street

      If you’re shorter than average, finding petite clothing can be a bit of a challenge.  Oh, there are plenty of retailers who stock petite clothing, of course, so it’s not like it’s impossible to find it. The problem is that many of the petite clothing sections tend to be pretty limited: you’ll rarely find the same pieces you find in the “regular” section, and when you do find something you like, it’ll often come in a very limited range of colours and prints, leaving you with very little choice. Don’t despair, though: finding petite clothing might be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Here are some of our favourite UK fashion retailers with great petite clothing sections: Miss Selfridge Not only…

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      4 Ways to Refresh Your Wardrobe on a Budget

       Feeling like you’re stuck in a style rut? Don’t have the spare cash to get out of it? Luckily, you don’t actually have to spend money to refresh your look: here are four easy ways to do it, without spending a single penny… 01. Let someone else dress you  We’re not talking literally here: we’re sure you’re perfectly capable of putting your own clothes on, after all. But if you feel like you’re stuck in a style rut, handing the reigns to someone else for a while can give you a whole new outlook on your wardrobe on your style. Invite a friend round (ideally one whose style you admire!), pour a couple of glasses of wine, and let her…

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      5 Items of Clothing Worth Investing In

      At the start of a new year (or a new month, or a new school season…) a lot of people resolve to start spending less on disposable fashion, and more on the so-called “investment” pieces. But what kind of clothing is actually worth investing in?  The answer to this will obviously depend on your lifestyle, and what you actually wear day-to-day, but here are some things we think are worth spending a little more on – although that’s not to say you shouldn’t ever try to grab a bargain if you can find one!

      6 closet staples to build your wardrobe from scratch

      6 Wardrobe Staples to Start Your Closet from Scratch

      trench / dress /  jeans  / sweater / cami / shoes Anyone else starting the new year with a renewed determination to clear out their closet and start again from scratch?  Sometimes a good old closet clear-out isn’t enough. Sometimes a complete change of style is what’s needed, and if you’re still trying to work out exactly what YOUR style is (there’s some advice on how to do that here), a good place to start is by building up a solid foundation of basics: the so-called ‘wardrobe essentials’ that allow you to get dressed every morning without having to think too hard about what to wear. Now, we’re not saying these items will be wardrobe staples for EVERYONE – far from it….

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      5 Five New Year’s Resolutions for a Stylish 2016

      Happy New Year, Fashion Force! We hope you’ve had an excellent start to 2016. If you’re anything like us, we’re sure you’re starting the year the way you mean to go on: and that means resolutions a-plenty. Here are some style-related resolutions to help you on your way to your most stylish year yet… 01. Stop caring what people think  One thing most stylish people have in common is the fact that they exude confidence. Think of the most stylish person you know: can you even imagine her/him standing in front of the mirror and agonising over that outfit? Probably not: because truly stylish people know what they like, and they don’t really care what other people think of them….

      Style Lessons We Learned from Audrey Hepburn

      Style Lessons We Learned from Audrey Hepburn

      It might seem like a total cliché to name Audrey Hepburn as your number one style icon, but the star’s classic style remains popular for a reason… [This is not Audrey Hepburn. But you get the idea.] Here are some of the style lessons we’ve learned from Audrey Hepburn… Simple is almost always best  When you look back at Audrey Hepburn’s outfits – and particularly at more candid shots featuring her “off duty” style – the main thing you’ll notice is the sheer simplicity of the looks. Hepburn favoured mostly black or neutral colour palettes, and while she wasn’t afraid to throw in a printed dress or colourful skirt, the pieces themselves were always simply cut, with minimal styling. While some would…