There are countless styles of clothes all over the world. What can be deemed as fashion really. When we think about it? It’s got something to do with what catches on with the general consumer. Most of the time this is now done through celebrities. Wearing certain clothes that are made by high tailor designers. It’s also due to the fact that many young women need inspiration in their outfit choices. Although it’s not always healthy to wear what someone else is wearing purely for the sake of it, it can breathe new life into one’s wardrobe.

But what actually constitutes or warrants a new piece becoming a part of your selection in the first place? It could be the fact that a piece fits your personal dress sense, to begin with. This could be because of a range of colors. It could be the style or influence the item is exhilirating. Or because you want it for a special occasion. All of these are valid reasons but what if you went one step further by making specific choices? Instead of sticking to one kind of style. Mixing and matching will always open you up to new options. With different ways of approaching fashion. To get this to work for you. One of the most basic steps is to give your wardrobe a yin and yang feel. For everyone one item you’re comfortable with, have another that pushes the boundaries a little bit. Get creative and start to take some risks!

A City-Friendly Neutral Dress

Dresses are like the do-all category. This item of clothing has evolved for thousands of years. From the humble days of the toga to the now diamond encrusted evening gowns worn by the rich and famous. They are a fantastic style choice for anyone as they allow for so much creativity. How they are cut at the neck, chest, hips, waist and hem makeup what kind of dress you’re wearing. The styles are so varied that it can be difficult to pick something that would suit your body type.    

So how could you possibly make your wardrobe have both a neutral and more expensive dress? The Carmen dress is quite a comprehensive type of dress that can be worn every day such as to work, to the shops, attending to family errands and more. Its unique features will be that of a high neckline as it’s not focussing too much on the shape of your bosom. It will be knee length, but variations depend on that part as you can get slightly shorter takes of this dress. The dress can be both snug and loose; it depends on what you’re after. A snug fit will be more inclined to people who work in a business where a tort dress sense is more accepted. It is double lined which tells you it’s made to be rugged and used to the hustle of highly populated cities. As the tone is lending more toward the professional lifestyle, you’ll find this dress in bold colors, such as black, blue, white and grey; neutral works best for this style.

A Classic With An Explosion Of Color

To offset any new addition to your wardrobe that might be neutral and composed of a neutral vibe, an explosion of color is warranted. Going by the yin and yang manner, for every clothing item that is more conservative and or subtle, there should be a balance of outlandishness and vibrancy. Leather jackets are always in fashion. It’s just one of those rare things that just never seems to be ‘out’. This is because this piece of clothing hasn’t evolved so much that it’s unrecognizable. Leather is still a rugged material that is made to be tough and withstand the natural elements.

Doing away with the usual, brown and black colors, leather jackets are now part of the wider color spectrum. You can buy leather jackets in explosive colors such as pink, baby blue, daffodil yellow, Ferrari red, typical 80s white, green as grass as many more. Women’s leather jackets, as opposed to men’s, are conscious of the fact that they should be hugging the lines of your figure. This can be done easily if the jacket is shorter in length.

Putting It In To Pull It Off

Not everyone feels comfortable with a dresser or drawer full of accessories. They may not have the confidence to pull of bracelets and rings to name a few. Other times, some outfits simply don’t need accessories. All too often you can see people who add things to their outfit they don’t need, and it diminishes the aim they were trying to achieve. Therefore sometimes thinking outside the box. Leaving the social norms of what can be deemed an accessory helps to build your style.

Instead of say earrings and the like. How about hair extensions that allow you to make a fuller and bouncy appearance to your style? Not only will they add thickness where it’s needed. But they can go well with styles that you wouldn’t be able to pull off otherwise. You have the added option of keratin bonds, glue-ins, clip-ins, beaded wefts in different colors and forms. Rather than getting a two-tone coloring at the salon. You can blend your darker hair with bleach blonde to match let’s say a pale or neutral color clothing item. The brand you choose is going to be important to actually pulling it off. So check the strands are high quality. Which will determine the weight and breadth of the hair. when it is spread across your own.

The Unusual Flashy Accessory

If you’re not quite into the usual accessories. A good yin to your yang would be a nose piercing. You don’t need to get your nose pierced. In order to wear this kind of accessory. You can buy nose rings that simply clip onto your nose and don’t create discomfort inside your nostrils. Bear in mind you can go quite creative with this as nose piercings sit happily in the jewellery genre too. If you want your nose accessory to stand out, it’s better to get it made out of metal, and preferably polished iron or stainless steel. 

The Opposite Of Norms

In a rather peculiar way, shoes have become more and more outlandish in every category. Business or dress shoes have stayed much the same, but they have created a tear-away style. Smarter heels are now taking the style of professional and or evening heels and getting more creative. Sometimes you just can’t evolve something without breaking what it was first intended to do. Therefore these new forms of pumps heels are bringing back the style of the 70s. Vibrant and glossy. They can be made from leather, suede, and fabrics. Such as nylon and even faux fur. 

Think of a yin and yang approach to your wardrobe as not something that is focussing on opposites. Rather this kind of undertaking is to find where you can mismatch but keep the styles of your choice intact. With just one piece of your outfit breaking the lines of the overall style. This way you can conservatively yet very creatively step outside the boundaries.

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Finding a new perfume that suits my personal style is amazing. I enjoy refreshing my scent seasonally, and even changing it up daily! According to my mood and the weather. Using a new perfume in my daily routine brings me such joy and contentment. It’s uplifting, revitalizing, and calming when the scent rises to my nostrils. I relate using a new perfume to receiving a manicure or spa day.

How To Make Perfume Last Longer

Finding a perfect or signature scent is the first step. Making the fragrance last all day is the next. After freshening up, I like to apply lotion to my skin. While still in the steamy bathroom, I then apply the scent with one spray to my neck and one spritz to my wrist. Moisturized skin holds fragrance the best. It also helps it stay on for longer periods of time. I’ve even heard of using Vaseline on the pulse points, before spraying. If I’m not using the scent directly on me, then I enjoy spraying a couple spritz’ of perfume into the air. Right before walking into it. This creates a lighter scent that embodies the hair and outfit. It is less overwhelming. A favorite of those who prefer a delicate, barely-there fragrance.

Acca Kappa Review

I came across Acca Kappa on Instagram and adore their innovative and chic concept. Acca Kappa is known for their signature Unisex Parfum. The scent is White Moss. Created with great care using precious Lavender and Juniper essential oils. For men and women. Top notes of Lemon, Bergamot, Juniper, Citrus Accord, heart notes of Aldehyde Notes, Cardamom, Lavender, Sweet Woods and base notes of White Musk, Amber Accord, Cedar wood and Musks. This scent is definitely a new favorite of mine! It’s classic, clean, and bright. The packaging is crisp, with a black and silver bottle. I was lucky enough to receive a smaller version of the Tilia Cordata Parfum for Women and the Wisteria Parfum for Women as well.

The Tilia Cordata is a floral scent perfect for spring and summer. It’s ultra feminine. The Wisteria Parfum is a fresher scent, which is feminine as well. But comparatively similar to a powdery, right-out-of-the-shower fragrance. Acca Kappa describes the Tilia as “A floral citrusy fragrance with top notes of Bergamot, Lemon, Petit Grain, Neroli, heart notes of Linden Blossom, Magnolia, Jasmine, Rose and base notes of Cedarwood, Amber, Tonka Bean and White Musk.” While the Wisteria Parfum is listed as “A warm and enchanting Eau de Parfum with refined top notes of Lemon, Bergamot, Exotic Fruits and Melon. Heart notes of Wisteria, White Lily, Magnolia, Lilac and base notes of Heliotrope, Amber, Vanilla, Musk & Sandalwood.” Additionally, these scents are perfect for layering. For example, using the White Moss with a more feminine scent, such as the Tilia or Wisteria.

Overall, I am loving Acca Kappa. The perfumes are fresh, clean, and delightful. I am so impressed with this brand. I’ve also received several compliments in just two days of wearing their scents.

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I’ve been searching for the perfect crop top to wear with high waisted bottoms for quite some time now. Especially this skirt. I’ve looked high and low but couldn’t find a perfect basic that matched with everything. One day, while browsing the streets of San Francisco. I came across the cutest boutique. One of the stylists suggested this white crop top. It fit perfectly! The fabric is super stretchy so it hugs all of my curves. It has tank top straps and shows just enough skin. Obviously, I had to buy it in black as well. I’ve already worn them three times since purchasing. Because they match with literally all of my high waisted bottoms: Pants, skirts, jeans. Honestly, I was so relieved when I bought these crop tops.

For this outfit in particular. I decided to wear my silver statement necklace and keep everything else fairly simple. The floral tulle skirt really speaks for itself. I also paired it with flats. Because honestly, my feet were HURTING from walking around earlier in heels. 😉 The pink metallic sunglasses also matched well with this outfit. As well as the gold ring.

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I love this pale pink velvet pleated midi skirt because of the fabric, the length, and the versatility. This skirt can be worn in the spring, summer, fall, or even winter! I decided to pair it with crop tops so I would have less to tuck in. This makes the high waisted element easier and less fussy. I paired it with a white front-tie crop top as well as a black checkered floral top. The skirt can be paired with lighter colors for a softer look as well as dark colors for something more bold.

The pale pink velvet shines in the light with a soft glimmer. Adding an extra sparkle to the velvet texture. The pleats are incredibly flattering and create more length, elongating the shape. The midi length cut is also extremely flattering and easy to pull off. I love this length because it’s cute and classic. But doesn’t show too much skin. I’m not the type to wear super short skirts or dresses.

This skirt can be dressed up with a pair of heels, boots, cute flats, and a nice bag. It can also be dressed down with flat white sneakers, or even sandals. There are so many different ways to wear this skirt.

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