Wednesday, November 26, 2014

5 Types of Skirts Every Girl Should Have in Her Wardrobe

I’m not really the kind of girl who enjoys wearing skirts. If you know me well enough, you’d probably see me sporting a pair of shorts and a comfy t-shirt most of the time. However, I do love dressing up once in a while. And while I love the convenience of slipping on a dress, I find that it’s actually pretty fun to play with skirts and mix everything up a little.

As we all know, fashion is something that has evolved a lot over the years. Once upon a time, wearing anything above the heel would be unthinkable for a lady. These days, you can pretty much get away with any kind of hemline – as long as it fits the occasion. But there are a few types of skirts that remain an absolute godsend to a lot of girls.

1. The Basic Skater Skirt

Let me put it this way, if you ever get the chance to go through a girl’s closet, chances are you’ll probably find at least one of these in there. The skater skirt is actually one of the most essential items a girl should have in her closet. I could go on and on about the number of styles you can create with it – it’s that versatile.

2. The A-line Midi Skirt

Although the Midi trend only just made a comeback, it’s actually really useful for those of us who need to put on something a little more prim and proper in the office – without having to end up looking like a boring high school librarian.

Sure, it’s a little bit on the conservative side at first glance, but with a bit of ingenuity, you can actually style up the midi skirt in an exciting variety of ways!

3. The Pencil Skirt

Should you ever need to go to a formal meeting, this skirt would be your lifesaver. Of course, pencil skirts don’t necessarily equal boring. All you really need is a bit of creativity.

And if you style it right, you can even turn it into a casual day-to-day outfit, or something more party-appropriate!

4. The Slit Skirt

When it comes to fancy dinners or formal occasions, a large majority of us generally pull out our prettiest dresses and work the room. However, a slit skirt adds a bit more depth to your ensemble. If styled properly, the slit skirt can actually pass off as a really cool twist to your formal wear. And let’s face it, nothing teases the crowd better than that small sliver of leg every now and then.

Of course, slit skirts aren’t just made for formal occasions. Sometimes, you can even make them street chic-worthy.

5. The Mini Pencil Skirt

Like the Basic Skater Skirt, the mini pencil skirt is actually a bit of a staple wardrobe item. Not only do they go with just about anything, they add a touch of sexy to your outfit – even more so than the skater skirt, which pretty much leans towards the girly girl thing.

Sure, they’re pretty much like the long pencil skirt, but they’re less work-appropriate, more casual and party-worthy. Trust me, you’ll need this for your days off.

The Skort

Okay. This is a bit of a cheat, but skorts are a blessing. It’s like having both the mobility and comfort of shorts, while retaining the feminine look with great ease. They’re actually one of my favourite go-to fashion pieces at the moment!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Flippin’ With Flip Flops

So, how are you girls enjoying Autumn? I kid. It’s always Summer here in Malaysia. Sure, it has its downsides – we don’t get to try out those cute Winter jackets without looking like complete idiots; but the good part of it is that we get to flaunt our figures in flowy dresses and skimpy shorts all year round!

I’ll be honest, I’m more of a boots, brogues and ballet flats kinda girl. Occasionally, I’ll pull out my sneaker wedges when it suits me. Heaven forbid that I should ever be caught dead in Birkenstocks or (gasp!) Crocs. But flip flops? Flip flops are a completely different story. 

Now, as much as I love my kick-ass boots, they aren’t exactly the most practical pair of shoes in our climate. So what do I do? I find a pair of equally kick-ass flip flops to both fulfil my need for practicality, and soothe the whims of the fashionista in me.

Contrary to what most people may think, flip flops can be fashionable. It’s true that people usually equate them with sloppiness, but with the right outfits, flip flops can spell flirty and fun. To prove this, I've come up with a few looks for you to see for yourself.

1. The girly girl

See? You can look all put together with flip flops, too.

2. The carefree hippie

3. The fun, flirty Island girl

4. The simply effortless lady

5. The slightly androgynous.

So, there you have it, 5 chic ways to flip in flip flops. Told you they were stylish!
In case you were looking for a neat pair of flip flops of your own, you should totally check out the Zalora flip flops collection online.There are tons of totally rad choices there. ‘Till next time, loves!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The 5 Golden Do-s and Don’t-s When Wearing Jewellery

Most people say that “Clothes make a woman”. True. But I say her accessories complete her.

Many of us are used to sticking to that one simple pendant and ear studs for every occasion. And while I’m sure they’re very pretty, it couldn't hurt to change things up a bit. You’d be surprised at how much you can accentuate that pretty dress, just by adding the right kind of jewellery.

Key word: RIGHT. Yes, there are certain rules you have to follow when it comes to accessorising. But don’t worry, they’re actually quite simple to follow.

1.  DO go bold.

Like I said, a simple pendant is nice enough. But if you really want to take your look to the next level, don’t be afraid to try something a little bit out of your comfort zone. What’s the point of having bling when people can barely even notice it? After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

2.  DON’T go overboard.

Okay, I’m going to sound a bit contradictory. But hear me out. Yes, boldly showing off your bling is good, but there is such a thing as having too much of a good thing.

Because you might end up looking like a pimp. If you’re wearing a loud printed piece of clothing, do not, under any circumstances, over accessorise.

Bonus Tip: If you’re planning on wearing huge extravagant earrings, refrain from pairing them with huge extravagant necklaces. Wear that pendant of yours, if you must. It’s either or. Bracelets on the wrists are fine, but be mindful of the occasion you’re heading to. Less is usually more in a sophisticated event.

3. DO consider your body type.

Jewellery, like clothing, is sometimes designed to complement certain features. They can either draw attention to the positive or the negative.

For example, if you have a short and thick neck, refrain from chokers as they tend to emphasise on that particular area. Instead, try a graduated necklace to lengthen it.

CHOMEL Crystal Necklace and Earring Set, 116.10SGD.

You should also be sure to note the types of earring that would go well with your face shape. Women with slender wrists may be able to carry off chunky bracelets well, but be careful not to overload them – they’ll drown you.

4.  DON’T mix metals

Half true. You can mix them. Just be smart about it. Silver on silver (or any other type of metal) are very well coordinated together, and there’s nothing wrong with adding a gold or bronze.

ALDO Batista Bracelets, 19.00 SGD

But that depends on the style that you use when putting it together – you cannot wear an antique necklace paired with a modern lightning bolt charm bracelets and expect it to look good. Like I said, be smart about it. If you want to mix it up, make sure that there’s a bit of synchronisation in the combo.

5.  DO mind the necklines

Have you ever seen those girls who seem to be immaculately dressed, yet something just seemed completely off?

It could be the necklaces they paired with the neckline of their outfits.  This is one of the most common fashion mistakes women can make when putting on jewellery. Just make sure you’re not one of them.

Oh, and if you happen to be looking for some extra sparkly things to add to your jewellery collection, check out the beautiful women’s jewellery collection at ZALORA. So many lovely choices to feel spoiled with! Warning: oodles of pretty things on sale, wallet crying may ensue.