Style Me Up

Having style is not the same as being in style. Being in style is being trendy and fashionable but not necessarily stylish. If you are looking for the best way to find your own sense of style then I’m glad you’ve found this site and I strongly suggest that you keep reading…

How to Style Me Up - Capsule wardrobe - style staples/ fashion basicsIf finding your own sense of style is what you’re looking for, we invite you to discover the building blocks of a functional and style forward wardrobe, the wardrobe staples or fashion basics – a classic, interchangeable, and timeless style of clothes that constitutes the foundation for attaining a style identity.

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The Process…

1. First you have to analyze yourself. Dress for your silhouette (shape) not your weight…

Thin and heavy silhouetes - Dress for your silhouette (shape) not your weight...Same hourglass silhouette, different body weight

Find Your Body Shape…

Hourglass Body Shape

Rectangle or Boyish Body shape

Triangle Body Shape

Pear Body Shape

Apple Body Shape

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2. Second, De-clutter. Clear out your closet completely…

How to Style Me - Clear out your closet completely.. Analyze your clothes and be prepared to get rid of … Anything that doesn’t fit, that you no longer wear or does not flatter your figure. Anything you don’t love and adore and that’s not that into you…

Anything that does not match your lifestyle and that goes with nothing (well, except if it’s one of those things you love and adore). Do some more closet editing…

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3.Before giving it away or throwing it out make sure that you ‘really’ won’t use it again… Now, look at what’s left. Focus on fashion basics or wardrobe staples – these are the ‘essential’ items, in basic or neutral colors, that  you mix and match with other pieces in your closet to create great outfits. Check out our
Top 40 Timeless Style Staples

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 NEUTRALS

4 . Neutrals Go With Everything and Clash with Nothing…

Capsule wardrobe - black, gray, navy, taupe neutralsCapsule wardrobe - golden and rose beige neutralsGo for wardrobe staples or fashion basics in neutral colors such as black, white and gray (the ‘true’ neutrals). Beige, camel, brown and navy are the ‘new neutrals’. These neutrals combine with each other and most colors, and they always look understated and classic.

 Breaking free of the constraints set by the ‘true’ neutral definition, these ‘new’ neutrals are the most muted versions of the three primates, red, yellow and blue. All colors are created from the three primates, so even though the ‘new’ neutrals have only the smallest hint of color, they’re still a tone of the three primates.

NEW NEUTRALS

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Yellow,blue and red-toned neutrals chart

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(BEHR Color Chart)

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5. Know your colors and learn how color can complement your eyes, hair and skin color.

Color wheel - capsule wardrobe6. Having looked at your existing wardrobe, and having done the thinking… now it’s time to go shopping! Only when you’ve decided ‘what you need’, go shopping. You don’t have to replenish your wardrobe all in one go. Get your wardrobe staples or fashion basics first, then incorporate fashion trends. Seasonal, trendy pieces, in small doses, keep your wardrobe updated, well rounded and workable.

Stile me up - Fashion trends - Capsule wardrobe7. Learn how to layer successfully (clothing  and jewelry ) to add more dimension to your outfits. You can easily transform your staples by layering clothes and accessories, it allows you to mix and match a wider variety of styles, colors and textures.Capsule wardrobe - Layering - shorts and cardigan outfit

8. Accessorize. Punch up your wardrobe staples or fashion basics by adding  some great accessories such as shoes, handbags, belts jewelry, scarves, hats, etc.

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You can find great vintage and statement pieces in thrift or consignment stores. Thrift stores are an opportunity to develop your own unique sense of style.

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9. Don’t forget underwear, a good foundation is essential. A fabulous outfit begins with the perfect ‘under’ wear…

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!0. And last but not least, wear your clothes with confidence. After all that closet editing those are the items that truly define your personal style. You’ll not only look great but you’ll feel great knowing that you finally have a style identity!

Closet Staples 101

Closet Staples 101: Your closet staples must be:

*A blank canvas that you can build your outfits on

*Classic and timeless pieces that never go out of style

*Versatile and able to adapt to many different occasions

*Outfit multipliers :  Mix and match 10 staples  =  50 outfits

*Outfit saviors:  Help balance out and tone down a trendy outfit

*High quality items, neutral in color, that wear and fit to perfection

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