3 Trendy Tricks For A More Sophisticated Style

We all want to have the most elegant and chic personal style possible, with smart shoes, tailored trousers and perfect purses. It is often a challenge to change up our fashion sense as we grow as individuals but we can hone in on the finer details and make sure we are always dressing in a way that is true to ourselves. It is a balancing act to stay comfortable and keep on top of the latest trend, but it can be achieved. Instead of waking up each morning in despair with nothing to wear you will soon be able to saunter smoothly to work or a social event with a new found air of elegance and effortlessness.

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  1. The Devil Is In The Detail

How often to you clock that loose thread on your friend’s jacket? It is an irritating little piece of cotton which could easily be sorted out, but for some reason you can’t take your eyes of this flaw. You need to make sure that your wardrobe is preened to perfection and you are looking dapper at every time of the day. Forget the hanging buttons and falling hems it is time to get on top of the details. Head to your local dry cleaners where they will be able to hem trousers and tailor your jackets to fit you perfectly. Paying attention to the minor details is the best way to bring sophistication into your style.

  1. Individuality

When we were younger we all went through that awkward stage when we wore clothes that didn’t quite fit us or suit our personal style. Not being afraid to be an individual is one of the most effective ways to achieving the style of your dreams. You don’t need to follow the latest trends in order to be considered stylish; some of the most fashionable icons march to the beat of their own drum and they own it. Wear the clothes that make you feel happy, comfortable and empowered and you won’t step a foot wrong in any outfit you wear.

  1. Beautiful Basics

The basics of your wardrobe are the skeleton for each outfit you put together. Investing in good quality, flattering basics with help you to mould your outfits around these chic designs, meaning your outfit will be perfectly put together. Every fashionista needs three essential basics which she can turn to in times of need. Firstly, you need to find your favourite pair of jeans, which flatter your figure and will last a long time. Next you need a wonderful winter coat which will set you apart from the crowds, you should feel like a rock star every time you throw it on over your outfit. Finally, a little black dress is an essential for every woman; whenever you can’t decide what to wear this will be your go to jaw-dropper.

Avoid those early morning fashion disasters by planning your outfits in advance. Get the minor details all sorted and you won’t have to panic about any potential pitfalls in your style. Let your individuality shine and find the style which makes you smile.

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Five Tips to Stay Comfortable While Looking Fab

For most of us, going to the races or a party causes a lot of headache. We might need to take hours to get our hair done and choose the right dress, just to be hiding all the time in the corner because of an uncomfortable shoe or a broken zip. If you would like to look stunning and feel comfortable at the same time next time you go out with the girls, or when you go to see the races, check out our five tips below.

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  1. Choose the Right Fit

The main reason why people’s clothes get ruined during parties and races is because they don’t choose the right fit dress. If you decide to spend hundreds of pounds on a dress, get it from a place that offers free alterations. You need to stay glam, and this means that you must have the right fit you can move around in. There is nothing worse than having to adjust your dress or your bra sticking out at the front every couple of minutes. It will take all the fun out of going out.

  1. Inspect Stitching and Buttons

Before you head out for the night or the day, you will need to eliminate the risks of getting exposed or embarrassed by inspecting the buttons and stitching. They have a bad habit of breaking at the worst possible time. You might also want to take a scarf or a bolero with you, in case something breaks, or someone decides to spill red wine on your outfit. It is necessary to be prepared for the worst, so you can enjoy your night out.

  1. Have a Spare Pair of Shoes

If you have to take a taxi or drive to the event, maybe take public transport, you might want to wear another pair of shoes on the way, so you are not killing your heels and soles before you arrive. You might also want to check whether you would benefit from insoles available at biopods.com, so you can stay on your feet, enjoy the company and the entertainment, and have a pain-free experience.

  1. Get Spare Tights

Ladders on tights happen at the worst possible times. If you can, you should take some spare ones in your handbag, so you can go to the toilet and change. However, a clear nail varnish can also be a lifesaver, too. It can stop the tights from running further, and you can still look good on that group photo with the girls. Tights are the easiest to break, and you don’t want to be hiding in the corner or behind other people because of them.

  1. Fix Your Looks

Having your hair done and spending hours at the beauty salon, just to have it ruined by rain and wind is one of the most annoying parts of being a glam woman. Ask your beautician to fix your makeup and your hair, so it will resist rain or shine. Take some spray with you, and check your makeup regularly in a small pocket mirror, so no photo opportunity will catch you unaware and unprepared.

Looking good and feeling comfortable should not be a compromise. Make sure you are making precautions to enjoy your special events.

What to wear to the races

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Horse races have quite a long tradition in the UK, being not just a sports event but also a social event where everybody display’s their best attires. So, if you plan to attend the coming horse racing event, stirred by the betting odds released by WilliamHill or simply because you want to enjoy the occasion, you need to know what to wear. Believe it or not, horse races are rather sophisticated events, where, regardless of how appropriate it may seem, you cannot wear a casual attire. Yes, you are going to walk on grass and dirt, but you need to display a flawless attire, suitable for a lady like yourself, so you may want to follow the pieces of advice listed below.

  • Choose the right dress

Before you choose the dress you will wear at such an event, you need to know that there is a dress code you need to respect. If this is not enough, each horse race may have its own dress code, so make sure you check this first. It is enough to access the website of the horse race that interest you and you’ll find there the information concerning the accepted dress code. But, as a general rule, short dresses should be avoided, as mid-length ones are more suitable. They should not be embellished with sequins or be too cropped, and they should not allow your underwear to be seen. So make sure you assort the underwear with the color of your dress.

  • Don’t forget about the hat

Hats are elegant accessories, so if you always wanted to wear one, but never had the chance to do so, a horse race is the best occasion. Again, check the website of the race to see if there are any specifications concerning the hat particularities that are accepted. But, whatever you do, choose a hat that will flatter your attire and body size and shape. For example, if you are not too tall, a hat shaped like a mushroom will make you look even shorter. Never choose the hat and then the dress, as it may turn out to be more complicated. It is easier to find the dress first and then find the hat that is right for it.  

  • And yes, you must wear heels

It may not seem like such a good idea to wear heels somewhere where walking on grass may be involved, but horse races are all about elegance, so you will have to make this sacrifice and leave your practical sense at home. Of course, you can avoid walking on grass, for the sake of your shoes, and only do it if there’s no other way. Concerning the heels, make sure they are clean and that they do not present any scratches or scruffs. You will be very well analyzed by the rest of the participants at the race, so you need to protect your image. But, even so, it is not a good idea to wear new shoes at a horse race, as you’ll end up with painful blisters. Try breaking them in by wearing the shoes around the house.

  • A light makeup will be the winner in this case

The makeup you will use when getting ready for a horse race should complement your natural traits and not cover your face. You are not going to a nightclub, so forget about smoky eyes and bright red lipstick. If the day will be sunny, your makeup will be even more visible, an extra reason to opt for something light, like rosy blush and pastel eyeshadows. And if you really want to have a flawless appearance, ask the help of a hairdresser to match your hairstyle and hat in a way that will make you look amazing and chic.

Three Ways To Transform a Spare Bedroom

If you’re lucky enough to have a spare bedroom in your home, why not make the most of it? It’s easy for spare rooms to turn into dumping grounds- boxes, clothes, Christmas decorations and junk- but when you’re paying rent or a mortgage on a property you should get the very most out of it. If you have a spare room in your home and are wondering what to do with it, here are a few ideas!

Guest Room

Being able to have guests over is a joy in adulthood. Having friends and family over to stay helps to keep close bonds and is enjoyable for everyone. If you or your loved ones live far apart, having a guest room makes it easy too since they can stay over. Even if you only have people staying over on special occasions like Christmas, having a guest room there is certainly preferable to a junk room! Get rid of the blow up bed and wonky camp bed, invest in something comfortable. You will need a wardrobe and some drawers in your guest room so that people can put their things away without having to live out of a case. Decorate in a light, neutral colour to make the space feel big and bright, and avoid too many personal touches. Aim to create a room that feels like a hotel room– that way it will appeal to everyone and your guests will have the most comfortable stay.

Home Office

A home office is an excellent use of a spare bedroom. If you’re a blogger, freelancer or run your own business, having somewhere you can properly work from will certainly make life easier. It allows you to separate work from life which can be a struggle when you’re at home for your job. You can get all kinds of cute accessories from customized stickers and labels to luxurious looking acrylic staplers, hole punches and tape dispensers to personalise your workspace. Pots for things like pencils and paper tray tidies will help to keep everything neat. Even if you don’t work from home, a desk for your computer, some filing and office supplies will mean you have somewhere to pay bills, sort out paperwork and do these kinds of things.

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Beauty Room

At some point or another most women have dreamed of having their own beauty room or walk in wardrobe. A place to put all of your clothes, a big dressing table for your makeup and perfume, a place to put shoes, bags, scarves, jewellery. It’s somewhere you can sit down each morning and get dressed, have everything beautifully organised. Where you can come after a shower and pamper your skin and hair. It’s a great use of a spare bedroom especially if you’re currently doing your makeup perched on the end of your bed, or in your bathroom mirror. You could have some built in wardrobes installed around the edge to give you tonnes of storage and hanging space.

If you had a spare room in your home, what would you do with it? Have you created any of these rooms already?