KIWI LIVING: WHEN IT'S TIME TO STYLE UP

Fashion

30 August 2016

Wearing the same thing day in and day out can start to feel like you're wearing a uniform, especially if your daily outfit just so happens to be one! The best way to break out of that 'uniform feeling' is to have one or two really great 'dressy' options that lift your confidence everytime you wear them. Here are some sure-fire style winners:

FOR HER:

GO FITTED

Fitted can mean cleverly draped or a loose top cinched with a belt, the key is to find a dress, top or stylish pair of pants that frames your figure in a way that makes you feel good.

Tip: Embrace your curves in a tailored dress.

GO BOLD

Push the boat out a little and reach for a bold colour. The idea isn’t to pick something bright just for the sake of it but to choose a more vibrant shade that you genuinely love.

Tip: If colour scares you, opt for a print or black and white are a striking combo.

ACCESSORISE

For a showstopping look try accessorising in high contrast colours like earthy green and orange or for something a little more subtle, head for metallics. Gold is a great option this Summer.

a./ Dress from Farmers  b./  Dress from Glassons c./ Dress from Max d./ Dress from Max e./ Earrings from Max f./ Blazer from Max g./ Bag from Merchant h./ Necklace from Max i./ Heels from Hannahs j./ Heels from Merchant k./ Heels from Merchant l./ Heels from Merchant

FOR HIM

GO TONAL

Layering with similar colours will result in a look that feels sophisticated and modern. Experiment with brown, white and tan or different shades of grey, both light and dark.

Tip: For a formal option, choose a suit in a softer shade.

GO TAILORED

Shirts and pants in a slim cut give a great silhouette. To know what feels best for you try on different jean styles in-store, gradually going slimmer until you find one that works for you.

If a slim fit isn’t you thing, a structured blazer is an easy way to dress-up your look.

a./ Suit jacket from Hallensteins b./ Blazer from Hallensteins c./ Tee from Jay Jays d./ Shirt from Just Jeans e./ Suit pants from Hallensteins f./ Chino’s form Jay Jays g./ Shoes from Hannahs h./ Shoes from Merchant

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