Guest Post: Reinvent Your Style with These Trendy Pieces

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

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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.

Crisp Whiteness

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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

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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!

If you’re interested in being a guest on the blog, head over to the Collabs Page & submit your idea!

 

 

 

 


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!

 

 

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10 Things to Pack For a Trip + FREE Packing List

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Can you believe we’re already halfway through July?! I for one am at a loss for words at how fast the time is flying by and how little I’ve gotten done on my #SummerBucketList!

One of the best things about Summer is vacation. Whether you’re taking a road trip to attend a music festival or flying somewhere new, travelling is always an exciting experience. But before you throw on a bikini, find the perfect spot by the pool and lounge, you actually have to prepare for your trip.

Trying to figure out what to pack can be Continue reading “10 Things to Pack For a Trip + FREE Packing List”

Spicy Ranch Burgers

With Canada Day just days away (& Memorial Day for my American readers), many of us are planning a great BBQ with friends and family.

$100 bucks says you’ll be serving hamburgers. No judgment here because so will I (who doesn’t love a great burger?) but why not serve up a twist on the summertime staple and have your guests drooling? Rock their tastebuds with the combo of smoky chipotle and creamy ranch in this delicious spicy ranch burger!

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If you’ve never made burgers before, Continue reading “Spicy Ranch Burgers”

Brushing w/ Activated Charcoal + 5 Things To Do This Weekend

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Nobody wants to have yellow teeth. Sometimes you don’t even realize your sparkling white smile has taken a downward turn until you wear that new shade if red lipstick and *gasp* see the difference in your smile. Embarrassing, right? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve all had moments of ‘less than stellar white’ smiles. That coffee-a-day (or 2 – guilty as charged) doesn’t exactly help your cause. Now before you lose your mind thinking I’m going to suggest quitting your much required daily cup of sanity, I’ve got a solution for you – Charcoal.

No, No. Not the kind you’ll be using this weekend to fire up the grill. Activated charcoal which is totally safe (& good for you!) to consume. Before you write me off as crazy, Continue reading “Brushing w/ Activated Charcoal + 5 Things To Do This Weekend”

Summer Bucket List: Top 10 Dessert Places to Try in Toronto

Raise your hand if you have an insatiable sweet tooth. Don’t feel alone – both my hands are WAY up!

I am known as a dessert lover (and self-proclaimed foodie) – I’m that girl who would eat the weird combinations if it sounds even slightly delicious. I’m also the go-to person amongst my friends as the person you go to to either find out about some new dish/treat/etc. or to get advice on where to go try something new.

Today, if you’re a fellow Torontonian, I am sharing my top 10 dessert places to try in this great city that are currently on my #SummerBucketList: Continue reading “Summer Bucket List: Top 10 Dessert Places to Try in Toronto”

5 Great Books to Read This Summer + Free Printable Coloring Page Bookmarks

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5 Books To Read This Summer

Whether you’re hitting the beach, the pool or just lounging out back with a cold drink, here’s 5 great books I would recommend you pick up at some point this summer (consider these ‘oldies but goodies’):

 

  1. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 5 Books To Read This Summer + Free Printable Colouring Page Bookmark
    This novel by Gillian Flynn (who wrote the addictive ‘Gone Girl’ novel) tells the story of Libby Day, who was just 7 years old when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. This was a definite page turner for me. I finished this book in 3 days if that tells you anything.

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TGIF!

TGIF + 5 Things To Do This WeekendHappy Friday, Bees!

We finally made it to the end of the week (which also happens to mark the first full week of my blog!)

Although I went a little M.I.A the first few days this week (we welcomed home our new puppy, Bruno, on Saturday night so he took top priority getting him settled in and adjusted to his new home and family!), I am making it my mission to Continue reading “TGIF!”