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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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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Taking a long flight has its perks and downfalls. While it’s exciting traveling to a new place, the flights can sometimes become dull and irritating. I like to keep as busy as possible on a flight, making it go by faster and keeping me calm. Some of my favorite tips keep my mind and hands distracted. I also have tips for flying with a pet here!

Candy + Meal Time

If you’re lucky enough to fly first class, they will obviously include your meals. When I’m flying coach, I like to bring something packaged that will last a few hours before being eaten. No matter which class I’m flying, I also love to bring lots of candy and gum! This gives me something to secondarily focus on. Keeping my mind occupied. Whether I’m reading a magazine, watching a movie, or on my phone. I find snacking or chewing gum distracts me for at least a little while. Plus its yummy. Win-win.

Reading Material

I switch up reading material from books to magazines. I like to purchase a few magazines to read in case there’s no Wifi on the flight for some reason. The magazine keeps me busy while the excitement of the flight dies down. Once I’m bored with reading those, I’ll take a break and work from my phone/laptop or watch a movie. Once I’m bored with the digital world, I’ll go back and read a book. This takes my mind away  from the plane and once again, distracts me from the oh-so-boring flight. I normally bring a book with me and purchase magazines at the airport. However, I should purchase both beforehand to save money. Convenience gets the better of me.

Digital Distractions

If you’re blessed with Wifi on the flight, this can consume your entire trip. Without ever needing another distraction. Hello social media. JetBlue now actually offers FREE Wifi on every single one of their flights. Hallejulah. I like to bring my MacBook for work, when switching off from my phone. Having both keeps me the busiest. I also do this when working from home, so it’s a normal situation. There are also movies on most flights now. I like to time my flight by watching movies too. For example, I’ll read for as long as I can. Then watch a movie (about 2 hours down), then have a snack/meal, distract with my phone/laptop then watch another movie (2 more hours cut off). This honestly makes the time fly by. (No pun intended, or was it?)

Keep Moving

I get up to stretch my legs, stand up a bit, and use the ladies room every 1-2 hours. This helps circulation as well as keeping the body busy. I normally get extremely restless on flights and need to move around when possible. I love the aisle seat because of this reason! I don’t recommend doing this if you have a middle or window seat. Unless you don’t mind disturbing your fellow seat mates.

Sleep It Off

Some people can fall right asleep on flights. This is especially true for red eyes. I have always wished I could sleep on flights. I normally end up falling half asleep, and then waking up in a jolted gasp with a few people looking over at me. (Embarrassing). Consequently, I personally do not like to sleep on flights and prefer a day time trip. But I do know plenty of people who will sleep for most of the journey as if it was nothing. So, if you can sleep in public, then definitely do so. You will wake feeling refreshed and have extra energy for the trip ahead.

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White lace tops are so fun to wear because they can be worn casually or dressed up. White lace also has the versatility to play up feminine aspects or downplay them with a bit of masculinity. This blouse comes with the black bow tie featured. Luckily it’s removable so I’m able to wear the top in different ways.

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Casual Chic

One way I like to wear this blouse is with denim. It can be tucked in or out, depending on the style jeans. I recommend tucking in with a higher waist. A white lace top tucked into lower waisted denim with a belt looks amazing as well. Leaving the blouse tucked out gives a more relaxed feel. Tucking in part of the blouse with a small twist on the side gives the ultimate relaxed vibe.

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Classic Feminine

I originally bought this blouse because it pairs so well with the featured skirt below. The white lace and black bow tie match the pattern in the skirt so perfectly. I love the different textures as well. A satin skirt with a lace top. The black bow tie plays with the gradient pattern of the skirt. I recommend pairing a white blouse with a skirt when you’re looking for a classic, chic outfit that’s well put together. This white lace, or even just a white blouse, meshes seamlessly with an elegant skirt.

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Leggings + A Collar Necklace

I decided to button up the lace blouse all the way to my neck, adding the collar necklace. I felt this truly made the necklace stand out. While the white created an amazing backdrop for it. Pairing this look with leggings creates a chic, yet comfortable outfit. The see through lace is made apparent as the camisole underneath only provided some coverage. This made the lace stand out more; compared to the top being tucked in.


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