Flatter Your Figure

We all have different body shapes and figures and that is the reason why it everyone can flatter her body in different ways. Once you know what type of figure and characteristics you have, it all becomes easier! Have you ever wondered why some clothes fit certain people better, well there is a reason for it!

Some types of figures are curvy, short, narrow or broad shoulders, full or small bust and having a tummy.

Curvy: You need to focus on showing your waist. Find pieces of clothes that fall smoothly over your curves and avoid anything oversized and anything that ends loosely at the hips.

Tummy: Try creating a vertical line with your clothes. Try using long tops or shirts and avoid anything that is belted either in the waist or hips. It will accentuate your tummy even more!

Bust: If you have a full busts, try using V-necks and simple tops. Avoid puffy sleeves and baggy tops. Yet, if you have a small bust try using fitted tops and jackets and avoid any low-cut tops as well as loose ones.

Shoulders: If you have narrow shoulders try using tips with shoulder detail or with horizontal lines. Avoid raglan sleeves! However, if you have broad shoulders a tip would be using cardigans instead of jackets as well as avoiding shoulder pads.

Short: If you are a short person, you should focus in elongating your legs by wearing vertical lines from top to bottom. Avoid any horizontal prints!

Accentuating your physical appearance and characteristics is essential to making you look at your best! All you have to do is follow the previous tips and then, without even trying, you will know what clothes suit you best!

“The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” 
Hubert de Givenchy


25 Ways to Wear a Scarf

This weekend I realized I was running low on scarves. I usually don’t use them much because where I used to live (Mexico) the weather was mostly hot and whenever it got chilly outside a jacket would cover it all up! However, Boston is a different story. In order to feel good, you have to have a good body temperature too. This is why it is crucial to be covered up in the winter. If you are not, you will LITERALLY suffer through the day. So, back to my point, this weekend I got so cold during the nights. A coat/jacket was not enough so I decided to wear a scarf. Turns out that when I was choosing what scarf to wear, though the options were nearly 2 to 3, I realized I had almost none and I needed to get more for the winter.

Shopping online is something I literally love, and while looking for scarves online, I had a better idea. I wanted to know if with just using one scarf during the whole winter season I could make it look different every time I wore it. I found this video o YouTube which is very cool and really interesting to watch. This video answered all of my questions. Turns out, my idea was logical and it is in fact a great way to save money while applying different looks with your scarf each time you use it.

 Hope you enjoyed the video and remember, this doesn’t apply only to scarves. There are tons of clothes and outfits you can wear and repeat a lot and by just changing a tiny bit of how you wore the previous time, it will look different and you will look fabulous! Try practicing all of the different techniques with your favorite scarf and decide which one you like the most. Many of them look simple yet they are so hard to do! I still wonder how is it even possible to wear a scarf in 25 different ways! It is kind of crazy!

Pick the perfect FALL COAT

Even though it is still fall.. after this weekend I believe it feels more like winter! It was incredibly cold outside and it even snowed! Yeah, in October! In my hometown, I don’t even get snow in December so this was kind of shocking!

With the fall/winter season here, it is time to find your perfect fall coat. As I mentioned in last week’s post, ponchos and capes are “IN” this season, but a coat is a must-have! And picking the perfect coat to carry through fall and winter is a serious matter. Some aspects to focus on are to pick a coat that is:

  • Warm
  • Stylish
  • Easy to wear
However, it is also important for you to pick and buy a coat that is school/work/party/chill friendly as well as comfortable. It is nice to wear a pair of jeans or even a dress and have the coat match and fit perfectly. However, the fashion market has plenty of choices for you to pick, making it even harder! Having so many choices and options can be a little too much. If you don’t already have a coat, posted below are some pictures of four of the different types of coats and looking at them, you can get a better idea as to what you want for this year. I personally have always liked toggle coats but this fall and winter I am planning on going with the neutral fashion! 
Toggle Coat
Cocoon Coat
Lady-like Coat
Neutral Coat

FALL’S best trends

You might be wondering why did I include in my about page that I was going to talk about internal and external beauty in my blog and I haven’t written anything about fashion, clothes, etc. Well there is a huge reason for that! However, for this post I’ve finally decided to focus on what I like to call “external beauty”. The major reason why I focused on internal beauty before was to make you understand that without finding and having internal beauty, you will never achieve or get external beauty! No matter how well you dress! So never ever ever forget that! Soooo.. now that I’m done explaining, let’s hit the real point. Though we are already on the last weeks of October, fall season is still here! And as I like to say, fall brings a lot of change. We can see it in the trees and the color of the leaves, but also in clothes! Let’s take a look into what is “IN” this season of FALL 2011.

According to NORDSTROM and Teen Vogue, sources that I trust A LOT, some of fall’s 10 best trends include

  1. Capes and Ponchos
  2. Jackets
  3. Stacked Heels
  4. White Knits
  5. The Skinny
  6. Bold color mixes
  7. Prints
  8. Leather
  9. Fur clothing
  10. Sheer maxi dresses

Gotta love what’s in this season! At least I do! One of my favorite things that are considered “in” are the capes and ponchos. Because it’s too hot in the summer and spring, and too cold in the winter, fall is the perfect season for capes and ponchos. Why not take advantage of the season and use them a lot! Last weekend I bought a poncho and a cape and I absolutely adored them! I will be using them a lot, I think that out of all the list of what’s in, those two are the most important ones to consider! I bet they will be helpful not just for the weather but for you! If you chose the right one, you will look absolutely stunning (taking into account how you are going to be also letting your inner beauty sparkle) and beautiful!

One more trend that I really want to touch on is fur clothing. Elegant yet classy. What is there more to ask. All of the last fashion and runway shows have shown an abundant amount of fur. Why? They give you class and it’s the perfect outfit/trend to spice up the season! I really hope this list worked and remember, it’s still not too late to dress up with this year’s fall trends.

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.”

~John Donne

Colors make a statement about YOU

Take a peak into your closet. What is the color that brings up your attention? Which color stares back at you? When I did this, I noticed I have tons of blue and red shirts in my closet. Now the question is, does it mean anything? Studies have shown that you subconsciously pick your colors in clothes based on personality traits and your mood. It’s amazing how colors can say so much about you and you don’t even realize! Of course, we have colors that we think suit us best and that make us look prettier. Try making a connection between the color you have the most in your clothes and what each color represents and symbolizes and comment on back to see if it was right. Here are some of the colors and their symbols.

Red: This color is very powerful and women who wear it normally tend to seek attention. Many people who have outgoing personalities and are really self-confident tend to use it.

Yellow: It is associated with energy and creativity. It is a really bright color however, it can also be overwhelming. People who wear yellow are normally not afraid to stand out from the crowd and people who are really cheery.

Purple: It represents luxury and sophistication. Women who are really unique tend to wear many purple.

Pink: Such a sweet color! Women who tend to wear it are those who are really romantic and sensible.

Blue: It is associated with the sky and the sea therefore, it is a very calming and serene color. Studies have shown that people who wear a lot of blue are looked upon as loyal because blue is a trusting and calming color.

Green: This color is associated with nature. Women who are calm and tranquil usually wear green.

White: One word to describe it would be pure. Women who wear white, such as brides, are often innocent and clean.

Black: This may sound ironic but black is a color that suits almost every one of us. Though you may associate it with funerals, it is actually associated with respect, authority, confidence and elegance. Wearing black also makes us look slimmer.

 If someday you don’t like how you look, try changing up your mood and go for a color that shows your personality best. It will give you confidence and it will make you look and feel better. Think about what you would like others to perceive about you. For example, if you want to show authority, wear black. Because personality is really important and it is associated with clothing after all, wear what makes you feel comfortable and beautiful. It will most likely portray who you are and what you want to say and it will most definitely give you confidence over yourself.