Thursday, 28 August 2014

top 5 tips for dressing classy and stylish.



Today's post is another special post for this blog. Since i have recently been trying to branch out from my usual "today im wearing" posts. So i decided to try something new much like my weekly inspirations posts or my top ten mistakes people make when trying to dress " vintage" and as i tried to get across from that post the same as this one i would just like to say. I am not at all trying to or am at all snobby! about vintage or style i am however a very opinionated person who prides myself on being honest and i am not going to say when i am stating is 100% accurate as theses are only my "opinion". and i am not saying you must dress this way but my these are my person opinion "tips" on how to dress classy and stylish. Wether you an Audrey Hepburn lover or just love classic clean style these tips are for you! and can be worn but anybody of any size!( im not so sure there  for the gentleman) but im 100% sure there for any lady anywhere! and i hope you enjoy my top tips for classic style kept stylish and current.

You dont need to be Blair waldorf owning the upper east side to wear these looks they can be adapted and worn by anyone with any style.

TIP ONE - ONE OR THE OTHER!

If your going to wear a short skirt or dress of the mini variety which is anything way above the knee. The rule is one or the other. For example if you are going to wear a short skirt dont wear a top with to much cleavage. its boobs or legs. This is a simple way to keep it classy wearing any style of dress or fashion. And in keeping with the latest spring summer 14 trends just sprung from the hottest catwalks from the best designers from all over the globe! the likes of Mui Mui have used the classic 1960s mini skirt this season but with a more modern twist worn with boots and a matching tee or the classic mini dress. All kept classic! So if your also a lover of following fashion this look is for you!

For example Amber rose. Wears a short skirt/tube dress and teams it with a simple white tee and gilet which still keeps it "quite" classy and still stylish.



TOP TIPS STYLE ICON! BLAIR WALDORF (Leighton Meester)

I know this isnt technically a tip! but in my opinion one of the wearers of classic style is of course got to be Blair Waldorf or Leighton Meester her style throughout five seasons of gossip girl is always classic but still incredible stylish and fashionable. She is seen to wear simple looks like the classic pencil skirt and short sleeved skirt combo with a classic heel. Also she abides but rule one one or the other boobs or legs.. as she is seen to wear patterned or coloured tights if she is wearing short dresses or skirts.






TOP TIP 3 - THE CLASSIC LITTLE BLACK DRESS FOR ALL SHAPES AND SIZES



Wether your a size 0 or a size 30 any luscious lady can pull of the classic little black dress or the lbd! worn by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe back in the day! it is still as popular as ever today! making an appearance on the runways almost every season and worn for any occasion day or night. This classic little black dress is still a classic and still as on trend as ever and can be worn in any way but any size lady!

it was also brought back a few seasons ago but Chanel at fashion week with a pair or white knee high boots



It can be worn by the classic style lady with the simple pearl necklace and a black flat or court shoe or by the more adventurous with a statement necklace or colour popped with a bright shoe and handbag! it really is for anyone with any style.




You can mix and match your accessories when wearing the little black dress. You can keep it simple with a simple pearl necklace, up do and black stilettos or you can adapt and keep it cute and preppy with a simple ballet flat or even with a tan brogue and a over sized handbag for a casual day look. Or you can steal courtney and chloes style by adding clashing coloured accessories such as pink and yellow! vit really is adaptable for day and night and for any occasion and it will always be a classic staple for every wardrobe.


even Marilyn loved the LBD!


TIP 4 - MONOCHROME

monochrome which is of course only wearing black and white garments or wearing them together. Monochrome was also very popular in the 1960s as well as colour blocking it was worn as dresses with black and white grids or mixing black and white patterned clothing together.

Personally monochrome isnt for me! but if you love simplicity and clean dressing it is definitely the look for you! it can be worn both day and night and can be worn right from spring to winter. And can be made up of so many simple garments. It will forever be a classic look and will forever look sophisticated and a classic staple look. However monochrome has to be worn correctly to look right and is difficult to pull off ( i know because i cant) but here are some ways you can wear..

Monochrome was massive for AW 13 with key 1960s elements from moschino. And the classic monochrome look from Marc Jacobs. The monochrome trend also trickled down from runways to the streets with key monochrome looks coming from the elite in street style. And the monochrome trend has continued through to AW 14! so its official monochrome is here to stay and as much as i hate anything colourless and basic like this trend .It isnt going any where soon so im just going to have to deal with it and embrace this trend even though i wont be wearing it. But the monochrome trend in my opinion if worn right it will forever be a classic look.



Moschino AW/13


Street style


moschino AW/13


Street style






TIP 5 - THE FIGURE HUGGING DRESS

My next and final tip for classy dressing has got to be the figure hugging dress. With inspirations from the 1950s when women dressed like women! no baggy t shirts and track suite bottoms. The era of the shapely women. Women dressed and looked like women and frankly showed off what they had! it was all about the waist and curves and thats why i love the figure hugging dress. And a main inspiration for this tip is of course the hit show mad men! and in my opinion the most glamorous and curvaceous lady Joan. And of course like any tip for dressing classy the dress cant show off to much but at the same time shouldnt show off to little and definatly shouldnt be mini skirt length. But anyways here is some photos of how to wear the figure hugging dress. This is why i believe this dress is classic and will always be a classic wardrobe staple.



Kim Kardashian is also a fan of the figure hugging dress which she usually wears just above or below the knee.




Mad Men


Well heres to the end of another post. As always i hoped you enjoyed this post i know its a little different to what i normally do but i wanted to try something as little bit different to what i normally do to mix it up a little! but feel free to comment and let me know what you think. And let me know if theres any classic wardrobe staples ive missed! hope you liked!

much love - original vintage queen xo