Note from Lana | Lifestyle Queen Bee: One of the favourite parts of a new season is when you can switch up your wardrobe and your look in general. When I moved to Toronto last year, I decided to implement more of the styles and trends that I have always loved but never dared to try in Ottawa. While I love my hometown, being too trendy or ‘dressed up’ always garnered a raised eyebrow. Now that I am living in a more fashion forward city where people embrace style and uniqueness, I feel I can truly be myself. My guest today is Amy Mia Goldsmith from High Style Life, who is sharing some great tricks on how to reinvent your style.
True, we should not fall prey to trends and purchase every trendy item we see on the pages of fashion magazines or items filling your Instagram feed. However, once your sense of personal style is established and solidified, there is no reason why a gal shouldn’t indulge in a few trendy pieces. They keep you current and fresh, plus, they make a great addition to your wardrobe arsenal, and we all know we need this kind of refreshment every now and then. As long as you rock them in your own unique way and don’t allow for the item to take over and outshine your existing sense of style, there is every reason to splurge on an ‘it’ item; just make sure you wear it like nobody else – it is all about staying true to yourself, and every true fashionista knows how to wear her clothes, not let them wear her, so ready, set, here we go.
Preppy with a Twist
Sure, blazers can be cool and give the look a polished yet casual look at the same time, and that is why we love them. However, they do have a reputation of being a tad preppy, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing; if you love your blazers, but feel that they are turning a corner towards Dullsville Street, perhaps it is time to shake things up with a pop of color? In terms of color, the runways have shown us that the eighties are back and brighter than ever, so, why not go with an eclectic, electric blue fitted blazer? It will turn heads, give you a confidence boost and make you look absolutely fierce, and have people believing that there is not a dull moment in your life.
Bare Those Shoulders
When it comes to trends, the combination of ruffles and off the shoulder blouses and dresses has taken over not only the runways and streets, but social media as well. Reminiscent of Club Tropicana, these pieces are here to bring a whole lot of fun into your style, not to mention that they are just revealing enough to tease (nothing sexier than bare shoulders), but still decent enough to be worn even by the more conservative gals. The pattern that has been dominant this year is hands down the baby blue and white stripes, but if you aren’t a fan of this color palette, there is still a whole range of colors to explore.
A Breath of Fresh Air
Sure, we all love breezy sundresses, but as this is a wardrobe refreshment session, why not mix it up a bit and go for cute playsuits for a change? They are equally breezy, and they sure have that magic touch at making your legs look amazingly long and slender. Plus, when in a playsuit, you are bound to feel cheeky and well, playful. On top of that, unlike with skirts, you have nothing to fear when the wind decides to blow.
For a long time, white shirts have had the reputation of looking a bit too sharp and even too corporate. Well, the time has come for the shirt to be reinvented in a whole new way. The trendy white shirts of today have a looser fit and are significantly longer. This leaves room for a whole lot of fun when mixing and matching. You can dress it up with a colorful scarf or belt, or dress it down by unbuttoning a few buttons and rolling the sleeves in a slightly haphazard manner for that effortless looking impression.
Small, Minimal, Effective
As minimalism is definitely a trend holding the reigns this season, and clean geometric lines are as dominant as they’ll ever be, your perfect statement bag should most definitely be a geometric black and white clutch. It oozes sophistication with a touch of whimsy, and since it’s black and white, you can combine it with everything you have. This kind of clutch is definitely a glue to hold and elevate the entire outfit, and it will certainly not go unnoticed.
Shoes on Point
We thought that pointy-toed shoes were out for good, but they are definitely back, and ready for your feet to rock them. The reason: well, there is nothing that is more flattering or does the legs more justice in terms of elongating them, enhancing elegance (especially when paired up with a sleek pencil skirt). While you could go with a nude option, to truly make an impact, take a risk and go for patent leather ones in red or yellow, for that true va-va-voom effect.
Thanks, Amy for such a fantastic piece! I’m definitely going to be using all these tips into my own fashion!
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Guest Blogger: Amy Mia Goldsmith is a lifestyle blogger living in Melbourne. Her passion is fashion and healthy lifestyle. She loves to spend her free time traveling, reading and of course – shopping!