Day 25 Wardrobe Inspiration: Something you’ve never worn

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Something you’ve never worn

Release one of  your wardrobe undead from its grave.

Personally…

Hand on heart – how many items have you got that have never seen the light of day? I never owned stuff with the tags  on, but lately, these wardrobe zombies have been creeping up on me. Not so much wrong purchases, but certainly unnecessary ones, these items are often unworn because I simply haven’t gotten round to them yet. This is definitely a first world problem.

How to…

Try and remember what attracted you to the item in the first place, and how and when you thought you were going to wear it. Maybe you can find a different use for it. If it was a total waste of your money, are you still in time to return it? Can you give it to a friend or sell on ebay? There is no point for something you’ll never wear to take up valuable space in your wardrobe and make you feel bad about yourself everytime you have to look at it.

Today I’m wearing…

A dress from Warehouse I bought a few years back which wasn’t at all cheap and was intended to be worn over slim jeans. However, I bought a size ten (why I do not know) and it just looks all wrong. Recently I’ve tried it on as a mini dress, and with a pair of boots it actually works well!

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Day 24 Wardrobe Inspiration: Masculine vs Feminine

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Masculine vs Feminine

Opposites attract.

Personally…

One of the best style tricks to pull off is mixing the unexpected, like opposing masculine and feminine elements. Marlene Dietrich thought though, anyway, and it still works a treat 80 years later. That’s what I call style.

How to…

Brogues with a girly dress, a tie or bow tie, a man’s watch… just raid your boyfriend’s closet is what I’m saying, if he’s remotely stylish.

Today I’m wearing…

A girly floral dress, brogues from Clark’s and my grandpa’s watch.

Day 23 Wardrobe Inspiration: Lace, sheer or shiny

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Something lace, sheer or shiny

 – add instant glamour to today’s outfit.

Personally…

I love the way a lace top can instantly glam up a pair of jeans and a blazer. I also love silk – you can’t help but feel sexy in it.

How to…

Enjoy with caution and in small doses. As a word of warning, very cheap lace also looks very cheap. At least opt for one of the nicer high street brands. Keep the rest of your outfit non-shiny, non-sheer and non-lacey.

Today I’m wearing…

An orange lace dress from Oasis from the previous year. Summery and elegant – love it!

Day 22 Wardrobe Inspiration: Dress up

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Dress up

Dresses are the epitome of style.

Personally…

Different dress for every day of the week? No problem. I only have about 70.

How to…

Dresses are the most stylish items in any woman’s wardrobe, and if you ask me, also the most comfortable. Effortlessly chic comes to mind – none of the mad mixing and matching is required here. Put on a dress and you’re dressed. Casual with boots or flats, glamorous with heels… whatever your style, there’s a dress for you out there.

Today I’m wearing…

One of my all time favourites – a bright green Oasis skater dress.