Style Tips

How to rearrange your wardrobe when anticipating a change in season!

In the thick of winter, I presume your warm clothing is at the fore front of your wardrobe. If not, do not panic, we know it can be quite tricky manoeuvring your way through your closet.

When approaching the end of a season and anticipating the next, we advise that your wardrobe should be organised in 3 categories:

  • Current – For example, in the winter season, warm clothing such as cashmere sweaters and thermal layers ought to be at the top of your go to pile.
  • Transitional – Clothing worn during the “cross-over” period between seasons should be a combination of the current and incoming. As the season does not suddenly change overnight, having this section in your wardrobe is a definite necessity.
  • Incoming – These are predominantly clothes from the next season. As you would have anticipated (i.e. through the transitional period), these clothes should not be difficult to get a reach of when the season finally changes.

In advance of the in-between period from winter to spring, we hope we have made your wardrobe transition a lot easier!

Stylish Layers

Christmas is over and the food debris from the Christmas and New Year festivities have now been cleared.

It is back to work for majority, although in this instance, some of your clothes might feel slightly tighter than usual due to the festive food over indulgence. For those disciplined amongst us, they will fit right back into their clothes with no problem whatsoever.

For those who have not been so disciplined, our suggestions on how to hide that festivity weight gain for the next week or two whilst you get back in shape is by layering!

Those in colder climates have an added advantage as a winter look would serve an additional purpose of keeping you warm.

Although there is no hard and fast rule to layering, there seems to be some method to this art. Here are a few of our suggestions:

Darker Colours – To accompany the winter colour palette, darker tones tend to provide a slimming effect.

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Maiyet Lace-panelled silk-chiffon mini dress £720, Vince black lattice-lace pleated silk dress, £425

 

Blazer – Our stylist suggests wearing a buttonless blazer to provide a smart and less constricted feeling.

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Theory Lanai stretch-wool blazer £315, Equipment Mitchell wash-silked blazer £490

 

Loose Clothing – Wearing loose knits or jersey flowy tops/dresses are a good idea, though this depends on the type of environment you work in. This can be worn underneath a blazer, which still preserves an overall smart appearance. A flowy dress can be styled with tights and a loose top can be worn with tailored trousers.

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The Elder Statesman, Guatemala black and two-tone Cashmere tunic, both at £715 

For men, hiding the festive weight gain can be easily achieved by wearing a v neck sweater on top of your shirt and underneath your blazer. Wearing a slightly loose sweater is definitely more forgiving as it makes the weight gain less obvious.

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Joseph Cashmere V Neck Top £143,  J Crew Men’s Tall Italian Cashmere V Neck Top £229

We hope these short term style tips guide you until you get back in shape!

French Style “À L’honneur”

What Is So Special About French Style?

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Parisian Fashion Icon Ines de La Fressange once said: ”The Secret in great Style is to feel good in what you wear.”

Often adorned as the “one to watch” in fashion, French style has a “je ne sais quoi” and has paved the way and inspired numerous looks from catwalk to daily street style.

What Makes French Style Stand Out?

Here are our top 5 suggestions

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  • Tailoring – A tailored outfit goes a long way as it accentuates your body shape.
  • Investment pieces – Quality is definitely better than quantity and a few investment pieces in your wardrobe always makes a difference.
  • Minimalist Approach – Less is constantly more when it comes to French style. Having the ability to make an impression with basic earth colours creates a classic look.
  • Prints and Patterns – Matching basics colours with patterns/prints gives you a varied wardrobe.
  • Accessories – French style tends to implement accessories such as elegant jewellery, a belt or a scarf.

 

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We find it hard to ignore the fact that the SS16 runway was graced with various hair accessories from designers such as Rodarte, MIU MIU and Dolce & Gabbana.

In anticipation, our suggestion would be to implement this trend in advance and there is no better way to do this than to incorporate it as part of your Christmas outfit.

For that extra sparkle, here are a few of our suggestions:

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Onde Maria GinevraBouquet

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Triple MariposaGalaxyCrystal Willow Cara Bobbypin

DOLCE & GABANNA

D&G Red D&G Purple D&G Black

 

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In this Christmas season, Luxuriant Style will provide a few tips to see you through the festivities and to make the most out of what you have in your wardrobe.

Now is the time to throw on that outfit which has not had its chance to shine.

To bring that Christmas glitter to your outfit, one of our tips this season is the use of a brooch.

For a touch of dazzle, here are some suggestions:

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Left to right: Shourouk Medal Brooche Black & white, Givenchy filigree brooch, Marie-Helene de Taillac bow brooch, VBH 18K Oxidized Yellow Gold Orchid Brooch