Monday, 25 May 2009

Bold Acts of Stylishness!

What do bold acts of stylishness mean to you?

For me, bold acts of stylishness mean that instead of
chasing the latest big look on the runways and style
magazines or following the catalogue cookie cutter system,
a woman focuses on finding a style that plays up on her
individuality and uniqueness and then makes this her
uniform. The woman takes steps toward bold acts of
stylishness by being a contrarian to style trends and truly
only sticking to a personal style that makes her feel
fabulous and look unique. The woman has an air about her
and you can tell that she feels 150% comfortable in her own
skin.

So, how does a woman go about creating a uniform that is
truly reflective of who she is?

Firstly, get to know your body type by taking your
measurements. I recommend that you always consider your
body type and whether a certain look is really flattering
of your body. For myself, in the past, I figured that if
something wasn't flattering, it just meant I was wearing
the wrong size. So, I ended up with smaller or larger
pants, but still a poor fit. An example would be low-rider,
boot-cut jeans. They're in style, but with my waist, hips,
derriere and thighs… Well, they just weren't me. Now I am
simply choosing cuts that I know work for my figure. I also
experimented with materials to see which ones drape my
frame appropriately, place emphasis where the fabric is
supposed to and to learned which material to stay away
from. Looking at the cut and fabric also reinforced a
habit that I had unfortunately abandoned: saving my money
for quality clothing purchases.

The second step in creating a uniform and continuing your
bold acts of stylishness is to know exactly which colors
bring out your natural beauty and flatter your body type.
You need to add wonderful colors to bring your wardrobe to
life. Enlist a trusted friend's help by getting her
opinion on which colors complement your complexion and
shape. Then experiment by adding a strong color according
to your mood to a neutral color (white, black, gray and
earth tones). Wear a bold color top with a neutral color
bottom. If you're wearing a black top and bottom, add a
colorful accessory, such as red or turquoise scarf or
handbag to break up the monotony. Add boldly colored
jewelry to offset monochromatic clothing. Play around with
colors of the same family (pink with maroon, turquoise blue
with navy blue). Before you invest a lot of money in
clothing, start off with different color accessories and
see how they work. Then you can always add a clothing item
to your wardrobe after it's been "tested" and works.

The third step to your unique style is creating a make-up
and hair style look that truly emphasizes your facial
features and complements your hair structure. Go to
various department make-up store counters, get samples and
take advantage of free make-up applications until you find
a look that you love and receive compliments on. Then make
it work for you! You owe it to yourself to take time to
take care of yourself and this includes skin and hair care…
Also, many of us women go to our hair stylist with the
latest picture of an actress or model, wanting the stylist
to recreate the look for you. A woman, who takes bold
acts of stylishness, will listen to her hair stylist. If
your stylist tells you that the cut won't work with your
hair texture, length or facial structure – listen! You
don't need to have a new hair style every few months to be
au courant. Rather – just find a hairstyle that truly is
you and stick with it.

I hope you take bold acts of stylishness. I firmly believe
that by being a style trend contrarian and creating your
own unique look you will feel a sense of liberation.
Here's to creating your own signature style!


About the Author:

Marion Chamberlain is founder of MMC Style
(http://www.mmcstyle.com ), an Internet store for European
fashion accessories sourced from unique and highly-talented
small design shops in Europe. The online store offers
high-quality European fashion jewelry and leather handbags
to those women who want to be unique. MMC Style
(http://www.mmcstyle.com ) European fashion accessories are
truly unique and can't be found in department or chain
stores.