2018 – The Year of Wearing Your Personality
Letting your unique personality shine through is the key to being a vital, well-adjusted person – someone who lives life authentically and to the full! When it comes to self-expression, there is no better way to illuminate your true self then finding a way to display it in your ‘sartorial selections’.
This year embrace all that is ‘makes you, you’ – with a personality-driven approach to style. Here’s a handy guide on how to ‘wear your personality’, featuring the accessories that you can easily add to your day-to-day, corporate or formal attire.
With the right shoes, you can conquer the world
You might have a tendency to overlook what you wear on your feet. However, it’s true that shoes speak volumes about a person. The design elements of your footwear can communicate many different messages, and definitely set the tone for the rest of your outfit.
For example, you might choose to wear a simple black dress, but the addition of some clear perspex heels could really shift your look into something suitable for event-wear or after-work cocktails.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, a more relaxed or casual style can downplay an outfit. This can work well for practical purposes – especially appropriate for working, travelling, spending time with family, or simple running errands (when you might need to be a bit more active).
But, for when for you are tired of blending and you really want to make a splash – that’s when it’s time to bring out the dramatic and creative footwear. These might take the form of a pair of statement stilettos, modern mules, or even retro rockstar boots!
There’s no such things as too many pairs of sunglasses
Fashion juggernaut Karl Lagerfeld once said “sunglasses are like eyeshadow. They make everything look younger and prettier”. And, whilst this might be a slightly jaded take on eyewear, their power to transform an aesthetic can not be underestimated.
A classic pair of aviators are perfect for everyday fun in the sun – such as a leisurely picnic or picking up some fresh produce at the local markets. They look superb when paired with a crisp white shirt and denim jeans.
If you are in the mood for something more bold, there’s nothing quite like a pair of branded, oversized sunnies for accentuated glam. Crystal adornments add that ‘extra luxe’ factor. Think Chanel, Bvlgari and Dior.
Wanting to push the envelope a little more? Try a pair of extreme cat eye sunglasses on for size! You’ll add an avante-garde flavour to any outfit. However, they do fit particularly well with a tailored suit, or a ladylike fit-and-flare dress.
Life’s too short to wear boring jewelry
The beauty of jewellery is that has to be one of the most personalised of ways to accessorise, and also one of the most eye-catching! The right piece of jewelry has the power to afford self-confidence, and adds that sentimental touch. This can make you feel at home in any setting.
Classic pieces work for any occasion. A pair of diamond studs can never go astray. Whilst pearls add that ‘je ne se quois’. Dainty, fine chains and charms bring a touch of romance and whimsy – particularly when matched with a feminine blouse and a silk scarf.
If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, then you might like to look to the runway. Chunky chains (Miu Miu), nature-inspired novelties (Giambattista Valli) and galactically gilded gems (Y/Project) are taking centre stage.
These fashion-forward designs are fitting of any ‘style maven’ worth her weight in gold (or diamonds, or whatever jewels you may fancy, for that matter)! Who says less is more?
Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.
If your body is a canvas, then let your personality be the medium with which you create your own inimitable sense of style. We hope you have enjoyed the suggestions contained in this article. Now, where you take it from here is entirely up to you!