The little black dress

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The little black dress, also infamously known as the LBD. It is without a doubt a staple piece in your closet and most definitely one of the top 10 wardrobe essentials in any woman’s collection.

So why black you may ask?? It’s not for any other reason than that black is chic, timeless and sexy. Done in a high quality fabric, (or not). The reason I say that, and it’s not that any of us want to purchase a low quality item but sometimes you just can’t justify the price tag for the silk or cashmere.

SPENDING TIP:
“If your budget does not allow for all high quality pieces, scrimp on the darks. Workmanship is much more noticeable on light coloured fabrics; inexpensive light coloured pieces will always look cheaper than inexpensive dark ones” – INSTYLE, Secrets of Style  
The single most important feature when buying your LBD is the fit – do not compromise – if you have fallen head over heels for a LBD and it’s just not quite there – enlist the help of a good tailor.
A good tailor can:
Adjust hemlines,
Remove sleeves,
Adjust armholes,
Alter the neckline,
Remove pleats…
Obviously these alterations come at a cost so avoiding them is best but a nip or tuck for the perfect fit can be priceless!
Different ways to wear your LBD
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1. CLASSIC CHIC
– pearls, diamonds, gold, silver… whatever your choice of sparkle is, keep it minimal and sophistcated
– pumps
– your most classic favourite watch
 
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2. EDGY
– ankle booties
– oversized jewellery
– metalic deatails on your clutch
– leather jacket for a hint of rocker sexy
– armful of bangles
 
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3. WORK APPROPRIATE
– blazer
– stud earrings
– full length boots or pumps depending on the waether
– opaque hose
– depending on the neckline, if it is a sheath style dress, a crisp white collared shirt underneath is always very profesional and clean even sans blazer
 
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4. PARTY LBD
– add colour
– pashmina, silk scarf, fur wrap
– coloured platform pumps or strappy and sexy heels
– trendy fun bangles earrings OR statement necklace and a cocktail ring!

 Be creative, there’s no knowing where your LBD might take you. It is simple to take this outfit from day to night just by swapping out the jewellery and outerwear selection. Remember, the most important aspect of fashion is that there are no limits. You are the one that will define that LBD, so make yourself proud and rock it out!

For the LOVE of fashion, wardrobing and style

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Calling all “IT” girls!

Every girl should aspire to be an “IT”girl, in my opinion. I mean, that basically declares to the world that you are in love with life and of course fashion and style.The classic “IT” girl possesses qualities such as confidence, fearlessness and class… she has a style that is uniquely her own! However, you must beware not to confuse style and fashion with one another. 
 
In the wise words of Tom Ford, “Style is very different from fashion. Once you find something that works, keep it”.
 
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This past season I’ve really been loving the greek based brand Folli Follie, whose latest theme catalogue celebrates The “IT” girl in all her accessorized glory. From those saturated colours, to the the jewel tones and luxe leather – it’s heaven!
 
Folli Follie’s guide to being an “IT” girl:
“A girl who possesses a certain ‘it’ quality, a certain je ne sais quoi, a spirit that dazzles as she expresses herself through style and personality. They are loved for their effortless sense of style, infectious joie de vivre and cosmopolitan chic way of life.”