What is rainbow fashion styling and how can I make it work for me as I transition into spring? Wearing more color is a quick route to irresistible style and will up your magnetism with lightning speed. It's the equivalent of offering a bouquet of love and light to every person you come in contact with. Traditionally the banner of LGBT, dreamy teen-aged nymphs, and w.a.s.p. socialites, vibrant colors worn in striking combination are currently having a field day! The good news? All those odd mismatching colors in your closet suddenly look brand new, especially when worn together. What better way to waltz into spring than throwing flashy, surprise bolts of color in harmonious concert with what you are currently sporting this winter? By adding femininity, confidence, brightness and elegance, color is my favorite wardrobe strategy now.
Passionate style and modern love go hand in hand in today's open minded dating culture. The era of free love feels like it's back and equating romantic dressing with images of flower children exploring love outside the safety net of tradition is a cunning approach.
Nowadays free love is extended to loving yourself, your wardrobe and your life. In other words, igniting your own flame to create the life you want through sheer will power rather than sheer seduction. Decide right now that spreading love and good cheer is your number one goal and begin with yourself.
Be daring and impractical, passionate and shocking with dynamic purpose...the goal is a modern love affair with life. Such dignified nobility includes wearing floral, pastel, silk, satin, velvet and every fashion nuance that spreads good cheer. It also means embracing your curves, every inch of them, without striving to hide or minimize, only exalt -- with deep appreciation for what is.
When fashion is cool, it leans toward inner strength; a peaceful warrior of important change. The look encourages rooted thinking and has a way of making everyone else question the need to be over the top. Balancing denim, military, androgynous, beatnik and bohemian carefully, with an eye towards subtlety, and with a keen sense of mystery...is cool.
Dare to be vulnerable.
Hiding your feelings is hip these days, supposedly a sign of being self-possessed and above it all. But cool energy is all about naked honesty, childlike glee, and unmasked excitement. It's the anti–James Dean—anything BUT remote and unruffled. So wear your heart on your sleeve! Why hold back your true feelings about someone you admire? Or pretend you don't love something that's not considered "cool" by the self-appointed tastemakers of the world? What's really cool is to be unapologetically yourself.
If evocative elegance, confident composure, and inner freedom are on top of your list of #goals for 2016, sleepwear inspired fashion styling may be for you. Easily moving from day to night, provocative and sensational pajamas dressing is gaining popularity, raising the best eyebrows in town.
Clothing that is comforting, feminine, evocative, classic and alluring? This trend has a positive prosperity return that is worth embracing. Suggesting hidden reserves that encourage modest intimacy, this trend asks that you follow your instincts to a sultry new self image while bringing your dreams to life!
Looking to put yourself and others at peace with the aid of your personal style? Powerfully trending now is employing fashion styling to promote inner peace. Combining the best of retreat wear, sleepwear, lounge wear and high art, designers (Chloe!) and fashionistas alike are embracing the message of ascension through fashion styling. Soft colors with complex patterning found in nature (in this dimension and beyond) are draped into graceful flowing shapes artfully mixed with athletic touches.
Earth angels here to love and be loved! With it's enviable mind-body connection, this direction is multi-purpose being as elegant as it is practical. Add a chic, over-sized blazer and heels and the look will take you day to night. Exotic jewelry and stained lips or a cat eye flick will sharpen the message for those who prefer a disciplined appeal and luxe touch from the East.
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Up the ante by channeling racy Roman character and style. Down to earth, approachable, witty and generous; the look definitely inspires open-hearted love over unbridled envy. Sexy! racy! cheerful! Appealing equally to men and women young and old, this holiday season pull out all your wicked over-the-top luxury details: lace, gold, pearl, velvet, brocade, fur, leather, jewels. Short on time? Try red lips, cat eye liner, stacked jewels, tall stilettos or earthy-luxe animal prints to instantly take you there.
Own yourself and find your beauty while discovering your personal style story. The prosperity return is huge and will leave you with an irresistible style, confident composure, self-assurance, poise, hidden reserves, inner freedom and yes, Ultimate Truth -- that your are perfect, loved, cherished.
Eloquence has always been the currency of power and it's at your disposal now. With the current fixation on all things seventies, a portal into the various eras that fueled those freedom loving suffragettes and feminists is wide open. Romanticism, enlightenment, 18th century, bohemianism, royalty, nature, science....it's all there and meant to be mixed if you want to look modern. Looking back to historically inspired eloquence is a wonderfully persuasive manner to establish personal style.
Take cues from fashion historian Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld, the chameleon Marc Jacobs, or Gucci's superstar Alessandro Michele to pick up a rich and rewarding vibe. I suggest you read The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake, then indulge with abandon. Even staunch minimalists will be changed with a new outlook, encouraging the addition of an accessory or two before walking out the door.
The changing of the seasons is the best time to invent a new personalized image filled with fashion satisfaction, inner freedom and iconoclastic, stand-out style. If budget and existing closet volume are on your mind, shop your own wardrobe to rework new pairings while adding a dramatic beauty routine to illustrate the point until you are ready to make an investment.
While playing and mixing, use this exercise to pinpoint what is lacking in your story and discard a la method KonMari whatever has lost it's fizz. Fall is the best time to try on a sexy new persona while gaining self-assurance and poise in the process. Follow your instincts to create your future and design your life with distinguished style.
The individualist is duty bound to original creative expression. Every pursuit, including one's styling, is a boundary-pushing challenge. Born with a unique point of view, weathering criticism becomes second nature to the sensitive souls who aim to tickle our emotions while stirring the pot.
Unexpected shapes, bizarro combinations, amped up accessorizing, and questionable fabrication all while the beauty is functioning as a canvas.... these are the tools of original personal style. BE BOLD and you are off to a good start.
Study and experiment, but easy does it! Not all on one day, or at one time. Make a study of contemporary art and surrealism while trying hand painting (Holly Fowler), dramatic styling (Thom Browne), vivid color (Opening Ceremony|Creatures of The Wind) and loud gestures (Libertine|Givenchy).
Possessing the winning combination of masculine and feminine characteristics is the ultimate balancing act hinting at double the insight into just about everything. Specifically, androgynous fashion styling has a history of exotic intrigue eliciting envy and desire from men and women alike because it claims equality between the sexes. Who doesn't want to experience life without limitation, finding their own freedom, expression, beauty and comfort without judgement or stereotype?
Sexual ambiguity in fashion, gender identity, work roles or lifestyle is the new sophisticate template boasting shame-free choice. Great news for those of us who are bored by predictability and tired of the stink eye when not giving in to expected roles. Fashion is trumpeting a wild and free man; ladies, don't be left out. If you are a little butch or feels a little trans, lean in to the new found tolerance in the air. Without suffocating make up, tight revealing clothes or un-walkable shoes, you'll be surprised by how truly alluring you actually are. Equality is the shiny new black.
The nineties in New York were cool. And the hottest new young designers are in love with it's quirky urban romantic sensibilities. Girls wore sexy slip dresses with matte red lips and clunky shoes with a cultivated air of independence. The Cult was on frequent rotation and menswear touches kept it real on the street. We wore a lot of black, being a reincarnation of the beatniks mixed with a hedonistic attitude not seen since the twenties. Brave New York street artists Keith Haring andFutura 2000 were reigning kings and the new-born style mecca Barneys New York was a post modern dream for budding fashion stars. Gucci, Vetements, Alex Wang and Pheobe Philo for Celine are bringing it back.
The focus is more inner than outer, and it's inherent tomboy charm lets us off the hook...curves are appreciated, but not a necessity. Short hair, messy hair, no make up, comfortable clothes that you can run in. Or lounge in. Or command troops in.
Reinvent your image with tips from the beat generation for a modern take on style. With a beatnik's improvisational approach, the creative process is an act of discovery with surprising twists of rhythms on the road to sartorial inner freedom. Encouraging soul searching and ultimate truth, beat philosophy looked toward insights into the being, existence and reality of mankind. Influencing Bob Dylan, early Pink Floyd and The Beatles, the look is forever iconoclastic, and the definition of cool. With a base of black, brown or white complemented by free-thinking, under-adorned beauty, the beatniks' rejection of traditional gender and racial rules is of the moment. Embrace the relaxed ease of late summer, while ambitious career pursuits slumber.
A well-balanced closet has the right mix of shapes, colors and textures that can be styled at whim to match changing moods, the weather, or specific events. Evocative, heartfelt choices are known to be the bedrock of great style, and we're going to boil your selection down to your very own brilliant essentials giving you the room you need to experiment and have fun with these great style tips.
Let's begin with some concentrated forethought including navel gazing and goal analysis. A powerful form of visualization, image direction is easily used as a way to mentally prepare for life-transitions and can ease you into your next important phase.
Onto your body type and strong preferences. Be realistic about your size, avoiding too small or constrictive--it's much better to employ a belt or heels for when you desire a body conscious effect. Make peace with your shape without overdoing diet and exercise. There are great solutions out there for every type.
Proceed by weeding through necklines, hemlines, fabrications and attitudes that steal your confidence removing them from your closet while focusing on the changes you want to make. If you love a particular era, culture or icon, vow to spend your budget building your collection staying true to that vision.
Go through the process of selecting what works for you, while mentally assessing if the item or look lines up with how you want to see yourself while keeping your best qualities/features out front.
*Will it enhance your performance?
*Will you feel graceful, stylish, beautiful and free?
*Will it communicate the most powerful version of you?
Decide on a budget and prioritize intelligently with the long term as your guidepost. Good luck!
Evocative, alternative, non-commercial personal style starts when you refuse to sell out, refuse to give in to any statement that is not your own. How do some people manage to always stand out, shrouded in mystery with a guiding force that seems secret, alternative, not commercial?
Distinguished and elegant on it's own terms, this is the key to life design filled with hidden reserves. Creating an evocative first impression with complete and confident composure requires self-assurance. While unnecessary to be a full blown iconoclast if that's not your vibe, it does demand a peaceful reckoning with one's deepest values. The process of calculating what colors, shapes or fabrics will resonate with you is a journey, both backwards and forwards with unexpected twists and turns. Exploring with a sense of show and tell is an informative delight filled with creative expression. Good for the soul and great for hungry viewers looking for inspiration.
The look of unconditional love is not necessarily romantic, but it does stem from an evocative lifestyle bringing strong images, memories, and feelings to mind. Many of the above illustrations are reminiscent, suggestive, redolent; expressive, vivid, graphic, powerful, haunting, moving, poignant -- demonstrating a way to connect on a deep level using wardrobe as an effective tool. Invent your image from within and you will find yourtimelessstyle. Fine tune and follow your instinct to achieve the feng shui of fashion statements -- perfect harmony within and without. You're a better shopper when you own yourself.
Fashion is one of the most accessible and democratic art forms. A living medium able to address issues of race, nationality and stereotype, I'm finally seeing ideas communicated about the world that tell us unequivocally: no nationality or race has a monopoly on being beautiful! Diverse casting is a style win for everyone that opens new avenues for standout, evocative life design allowing everyone to consciously invent their image. With a wider range of options, we can state our values and our history loud and clear. Trust, authenticity and tolerance are stylish indeed.