Find the perfect pair of sunglasses for every occasion

The sun is shining, and spirits are high! You are ready to go out, enjoy the sun and have a good time!

In this post I will help you prepare the perfect outfit for every occasion, along with the right pair of sunglasses to elevate your look. As you know, sunglasses have a strong impact and it is imperative that we get it right! Carrera sunglasses always guarantee a stylish presence, but let’s go into a little more detail about our outings during this season.

At the pool

Sunglasses and pool go really well together so let’s start with this. For me the perfect type of shades for zipping a cocktail by the pool is an oversized frame with mirrored lenses. This style by Carrera is an excellent example. They will protect your eyes from the glare and complement your outfit. An outfit perfect for the occasion would be a floral shirt, a simple skirt and a hat. Not much else is needed.

Time for sports

The weather is nice, so why not go for a run in the park? Good for your health and good for your spirits! You need a look that is simple and comfortable yet modern and fresh. These days there are endless choices in sportswear. Go for vibrant colors that will energize you! The ideal sunglasses need to be a perfect fit, so they don’t bother you while running. Carrera offers beautiful athletic designs with moulded nose pads and click-stop hinges that increase grip.

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Out and about

Out and about often means using public transport which requires an outfit that is elegant but allows free movement. This is not the time for a tight skirt and high heels. You need a daily outfit that is chic and comfortable. This is the time for your beloved jeans, a light shirt and a small bag so you don’t carry much weight.  The right sunglasses? D shaped aviator style glasses by Carrera.

Afternoon cocktails

The time is right for meeting up with friends after work and enjoying an afternoon cocktail. Clearly the right outfit has one name: cocktail dress! Actually, any floral dress is suitable. Any dress that will lift your mood and make you smile. Cat-eye frames will make you look like a Hollywood star. Carrera offers excellent cat-eye sunglasses and eyeglasses that offer quality and style at the right price.

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Time to go shopping

Well, it is always a good time to go shopping. Make sure you read my posts on how to make the most of your purchases and get ready! Make your shopping list and put the perfect outfit on. If you’re on a serious shopping trip make sure you put on your favorite jeans, a white t-shirt and comfortable shoes. Put on your Wayfarer sunglasses so you feel a bit like Audrey Hepburn at Breakfast at Tiffani’s. Smile and have fun!

Office look

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the office look. You know the look you compile in a hurry every morning before rushing out the door. Make sure you always look presentable by limiting your color palette. You can’t be too far off with white, black, brown and dark blue. An oversized black pair of sunglasses will match brilliantly and make you feel a bit like a movie star. Carrera offers excellent options.

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How to wear black and look amazing

Every woman knows about the Little Black Dress, the ultimate evening wear. This post is about so much more than this. Black is the go-to colour for all fashion stylists. There is no book or magazine that doesn’t mention black as the most essential colour in any wardrobe. Every season another colour is trying to be ‘the new black’, and yet … it really isn’t. Nothing is as versatile and flattering.

However, wearing black is not as easy as it sounds. It is all too easy to end up looking drab, neglected and boring. There are a few secrets for success that we must keep in mind every time we decide to wear black.

  • Always ensure perfect tailoring. The outfit must be the right size. The stitches need to stand straight on your shoulders, the neckline hanging closely around the neck, the trousers defining your legs.
  • Always be well groomed. Don’t even think about wearing black without immaculate hair, clear skin and neat manicure. Black makes every detail stand out, so make sure you are well groomed and don’t forget a bright smile.
  • Nothing better than red lipstick. It goes fantastically well with black. Makes the right contrast and exudes femininity. If red lips are not your type, apply makeup that defines your femininity, your eyes or your lips; never both.
  • Pay attention to accessories. Shoes, bag and jewellery can make or break the whole look. To be on the safe side, choose shoes and bag that are also black. But you could go for a bold coloured bag that would make the look pop. In that case, choose jewellery that is minimal or none at all. Alternatively go for a big bold necklace and keep all else plain.
  • Texture matters. The fabric matters. Silk, cotton, wool, velvet, synthetics, they all reflect light differently. When combining materials and textures check them carefully in strong white light. Make sure a thin fabric doesn’t get too revealing under the unexpected light at night or day.

Never forget that black is meant to be seductive and flattering and stylish. Not safe and boring. Never forget your red lipstick and don’t hesitate to reapply!

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How to create the perfect look with a star accessory

All women love accessories for good reason. They can multiply styling options and update a look in an instance. They can transform an outfit and express our personality. Accessories tell your story. If you are bold or timid, if you are taking risks or playing it safe. We love accessories for the options they give us.

Creating a look based on an accessory is not advisable, but if you have an item worthy of the star treatment, why not?

Sometimes it is a good idea to build your look around a star accessory such as a bag, a piece of jewellery, a belt or an interesting pair of shoes.

But when?

  • Do this when you finally own your dream bag, shoes, necklace … Especially if it is THE fashionable item you wanted for so long! Have fun with it!
  • It’s the perfect way to dress up an otherwise very casual look. The right accessory can create a very interesting balance. It can add style to the mixture and take a morning look well into the night.
  • It is also an excellent way to update a very classic look. Black pants and a white top can look magnificent with a trendy necklace.
  • Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your new earrings or scarf, or ring at dinner. Nobody is going to notice your shoes under the table. Any accessory from the waist up can have the star treatment!

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Its those extra lovely details that make us unique and are so much fun. We may not be able to buy a new suit or coat every year, but we can buy that wonderful scarf. We can buy that eccentric necklace and make sure we don’t look the same as anybody else.

We can make our look our own with minimal risk! What a treat!

Click Reply below and let me know the story of your STAR accessory.

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6 Top Tips for Shopping at the Sales

So many bargains, so many offers! Its so easy to get mesmerised and return home with tons of cheap clothes you are never going got wear!

What are we to do? When is a bargain really a bargain and when are we just wasting our money on a garment we are never going to wear?

Why does everything look so appealing in the store and its beauty is gone at home?

Here are some expert tips to help you use your money wisely during sales and end up with some worthy purchases!

  1. Before sales do your research. Take a walk at the stores and check out the prices. Read some magazines and visit online stores so you have a clear understanding of pricing before the sales start.
  2. While you are at it, scan magazines for future trends and identify items that are to be coveted in coming seasons. When you find them, do not hesitate to buy them.
  3. Make a list of what you really need and what you really wish to have. Write it down and take the list with you. Don’t forget to look at it while at the stores. You don’t want to end up buying all sorts of things that are cheap but of no use to you.
  4. The only exception for buying something that isn’t on your list is accessories. If the price is right, its OK to have fun with an item that is meant to be playful and add some drama to your look.
  5. Keep in mind that the best days for shopping at the sales are the first and the last. Day one is full of options but slightly higher prices. Don’t put off until later an important purchase because chances are you are not going to find it. The last day is full of risk. You might find something special at a silly price, but then again you might not. Or it might not fit. Which is usually the case.
  6. Go for timeless classics like tailored pants, leather jackets, cashmere tops, evening shoes or a coat. If you come across anything from an established designer go for it. Just remember to try it on. Makes sure it fits. Today, not after diet and intense exercise.

Have you got any interesting shopping tips to share? Send me a reply below with your ideas!

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What Not to wear at a wedding

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You don’t want to be the center of attention for all the wrong reasons. Especially not at a wedding; be it the one of a relative, a friend or a colleague. If people are to talk about you, make sure it’s for the right reasons. Like your style and your elegance.

You certainly need to consider the style of the wedding. Is it going to be a very formal event, or a casual gathering? At a church or at the mayor’s office?

No matter what, you need to stay true to yourself and showcase your personal style. However, there are some rules which is best to follow.

  1. Nothing white

White is for the bride, so stay away from anything that could look like a wedding dress. The bride will not appreciate it and all the guests will gossip about you. Not a good reason for people to notice you. Avoid a white suit as well.

  • Nothing too sexy

This is not the time to be revealing. This day belongs to the bride so avoid causing a stir with your look. Stay appropriately covered and showcase your style not your body. Along those lines, red would not be a wise option either.

  • Forget jeans

This is not the time or place to look casual. Your trusted jeans can stay in the closet.  Think of all the trouble the couple went into to organize the event. Dress up!

  • Careful with black

Black is generally not considered a good choice for a wedding. However, if it fits your personal style make sure it looks sharp and not drab. A bit of glam and a red lipstick will do the job.

  • Even more careful with animal prints

Animal prints are fashionable but terribly risky. Stay safe with the use of accessories but avoid the total look; chances are it’s going to be a miss.

  • Boots are not made for weddings

Boots are made for walking and not attending weddings. If you insist of wearing a pair, make sure they are made of a luxurious material like velvet or patent leather and were meant to be evening footwear.

These tips will keep you on the safe side. Put your best foot forward, smile a lot and have fun!

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