72 Tips

This week I am sharing a great article I found on one of my favorite websites:

72 Fabulous Fashion Tips

“Here are 72 Fabulous fashion Tips a reader sent to me.  Although I’d love to share her name , she has asked to remain anonymous. So Here goes, hope you have fun reading this as much as I did  “

  1. Know your body shape
  2. Petite women should avoid chunky clothes and strong prints. Instead go for fitted shapes and soft fabrics, narrow belts subtle contrasts of color and texture. Keep everything streamlined so as not to cut the body in half.
  3. Busty women should wear eye-catching skirts (shorter if you are comfortable) and trousers, strong prints and colors or textures draw the eye away from the top half of the body. Wearing a single block of color is thinning. Avoid eye-catching tops; instead wear long jackets that draw the eye down. Darker colored tops which are loose fitting and waist hugging.
  4. Pear shaped women should love vertical lines, V-necks and skirts with slits up the side, straight or A-line skirts to just below the knee. Dark tights and shoes with color or pattern in a blouse or top, tops should hang past the hips. Classic cuts on top in lighter colors draw the eye away from the hips. Accent the V-neck with a V or Y- shaped necklace.
  5. Tall women should avoid tight clothes. Wear the right skirt length, too short or too long will be out of proportion. As with petite women keep everything streamlined, wear blouses over trousers so as not to shorten your top half.
  6. Rectangular women should wear pattern. Feminine knit sweaters over skirts are great. Wear a round neckline and mirror it with a round necklace or scarf.
  7. Dress to suit your personality
  8. Rock chick ‚ accessorize and clash a little but keep it feminine.
  9. Urban chic ‚ take advantage of the wonderful high street fashion, stunning yet simple.
  10. Sporty ‚layer trendy casual clothes.Arty ‚take contemporary fashion and add a dash of your own personality to spice things up.
  11. Sexy ‚sensual fabrics, curvy and delicious; a splash of color and scent.
  12. Retro chic ‚great accessories, and a flare for those classic, all time looks.
  13. Romantic ‚classic cuts, tailoring and soft colors, lace, embroidery and pearls.
  14. The right accessories can make all the difference
  15. V and Y- shaped necklaces draw the eye down Round necklaces fill the neckline
  16. Ultra long earrings elongate the neck
  17. A long, trailing belt elongates the legs
  18. The right hat can make an outfit
  19. Cocktail rings add fun and color and a bit of sparkle to a casual outfit
  20. Scarves can be arty A matching jewelry set can bring an outfit together
  21. Wake up to make up
  22. Make your eyes sparkle with a contrasting eye shadow
  23. Open out the eye by highlighting down the middle of the lid
  24. Use black for a dramatic look
  25. Use grey for smoky eyes with a delicate pink lipstick
  26. Choose a red lipstick for a classic look but choose one close to your own natural color for precision.
  27. When creating bold eyes, keep paler lips; when choosing red lipstick do paler eyes.
  28. Use the color palettes made up by the manufactures instead of matching your own eye shadow tones. Blend the colors well.
  29.  A Bag For life
  30. For daywear a good sized leather bag in a classic style cut. This season gives you plenty of choice as to color and texture.
  31. For evening wear the clutch bag is back or alternatively go for a shoulder bag with a chain strap.
  32. Keep everything in proportion.
  33. Petite women, elongate themselves with a slim cut.
  34. For slim hips wear straight leg trousers/skirts, avoid flared ankles.
  35. For curvy hips balance them out with an A-line skirt, not a bias cut.
  36.  Dress for the season
  37. Spring / summer wear the bronzer and shimmery make up.
  38. Summer / summer wear lower cut and soft fabrics in bright colors.
  39. Fall / fall wear natural colors and natural fabrics, knitwear, leather, cotton, linen. Winter / winter matte make up with slightly darker tones
  40. To hide hips wear flared trousers and a classic cut top.
  41. Wear a blouse with a short skirt.
  42. Wear a trim jumper with a long skirt.
  43. Heels are always slimming.
  44. Wear the right jacket; length and bulk are important here.
  45. Don’t mix styles, Less is More.
  46. There are many trends this season don’t wear bold colors, metallic’s, animal print and retro glamour all at once.
  47. Pick one style per outfit and don’t go overboard, often one or two accessories will look fabulous
  48. Have fun with subtle changes
  49. Have jewelry that you can mix and match each day  
  50. Change your parting.
  51. Wear a scarf as a belt.
  52. Wear basic clothes in unusual ways.
  53. Use a brooch on a ribbon as a chocker.
  54. Wear a long necklace or a scarf as a bracelet.
  55. Add cabochon beads to an old bag and use it again.
  56. It all comes down to the basics
  57. A good pair of jeans go for comfort, there are lots of styles which are fashionable this year. It is important to try them on before you buy.
  58. If going for skinny jeans get stretchy ones.
  59. If you have curvy hips got for low boot cut jeans to show them off.
  60. If you need a little more room for thighs and calves go for a relaxed fit, or for the bum go for low waist, low pockets and balance things out with flared ankles.
  61. This season go for dark colors and textures.
  62. A leather jacket is an autumn/winter basic.
  63. Go for a good feminine cut, no need to look like a biker unless you choose that style.
  64. A classic suit if you don’t wear one to work is great for many occasions.
  65. A white blouse is versatile and feminine
  66. A proper coat again go for a feminine cut at a length that suits you.
  67. Boots there are many refreshing changes to the classics this year
  68. Plan your evening.
  69. Think of the whole outfit before you buy and make sure you have shoes and jewelry to match.
  70.  Maybe get a versatile dress that can be dressed down for occasions too.
  71. High heels the shoes to dance the night away in
  72. Appropriate barrel bag for overnight, clutch bag for evening, shoulder bag for day.