Trendy Fashion Tips That Won’t Break Your Wallet


Trendy Fashion Tips


Every girl loves to dress up and look great when attending those eagerly awaited dinner party, girl’s night out or holiday parties. There’s no settling for something less than perfect, right?

These sparkling, fun-filled parties requires trendy party wear that will be sure to make you stand out. But, most of us can’t afford to splurge on a single outfit.  So, to shop on a budget and still look great is a feat. As a result,  I’ve compiled a list of trendy fashion tips. These trendy fashion tips will help you to renew outfits and will ensure you look stylish without breaking the bank.

Search the closet

First, start going through your closet! Yes, you’re probably thinking you’ve already done this plenty of times. But, you’d be surprised at the amount of old gems you’ve forgotten about that just need some accessorizing.

We can all be guilty of accumulating clothes, leaving them in the closet and forgetting about them. By having a good old look through the closet again, but with a new attitude, you’re bound to find something.  Perhaps you have a dress that only needs a scarf or sequined jacket to give it a completely different look. Think about the accessories that you could use to change the look, a necklace or a belt?  Also, what type of shoes can you use – sandals or sneakers?

With a clear picture of what you have in your wardrobe, it will be easier for you to buy specific accessories and save yourself from the dangers of  impulse shopping.

Don’t be trend specific, buy classic

Fashion trends are changing swiftly and one season’s hit is the next season’s flop.  So, you can revamp your entire wardrobe one year only to face a heap of outdated clothes the next.

Shop smartly and stay away from choosing shirts, sweaters and jackets that all have the latest cuts and embellishments.  Instead, balance things out by opting for something classic like a plain LBD (Little Black Dress) that never goes out of fashion.

Perhaps you already have one in your closet. Why not consider adding fur at the hem or metallic trimmings? Or you could invest in a trendy sequined jacket to go with your classic LBD.  If you have a good old pair of jeans or a skirt lying around, why not buy a flared top to go with them and refresh the look.

Invest in a quality wardrobe

You can’t overhaul your entire wardrobe every year in a bid to be trendy. Therefore, before heading out make a list of the clothing items you have to buy. If you’re in need of a decent jacket or new shoes, concentrate on those rather than buying randomly. Be sure to buy mindfully and try to opt for quality products within budget.

Think of your shopping list in terms of trade-offs.  Skip one or two must-haves for one quality item that will last for years. A good pair of jeans, for example, won’t wear out and are always trendy. Another example is cashmere. Yes, it’s pricey, but it can definitely be worth it.  Its longevity, warmth, and comfort make up for the high price.  Plus you can wear it in a variety of ways.  Be sure to choose the cuts and colors that don’t go out of fashion.

Layer it up

Some items are in fashion all year, meaning you can just layer them for winter. You can incorporate your old shirts or sweaters in the layers and stay warm and stylish. You can also wear your summer clothes in between the layers like a tank top paired with a blazer for that winter chic look.This means you don’t have to go on an expensive winter clothes haul!

Mix and match your staple pieces

Every wardrobe has plenty of staple pieces like trousers, skirts, sweaters, cardigans, and coats. When you’re out to buy any of these, choose neutral shades that can be easily mixed and matched.  For example, 20 tops with 5 trousers and 5 skirts, gives you 200 dress choices – win, win!

Accessorize your outfit

Turn your simple, basic outfit into a stylish, trendy outfit by simply pairing it with colorful, chic accessories. A colorful scarf can really add vibrancy to an otherwise dull outfit. The same goes for bold, statement jewellery which can transform your overall look.

Avail the sales

This is a no-brainer. We all know about sales and their money-saving potential.  However, some of us don’t have the time to take them on. Instead, sign up for your favorite brands’ newsletters and stay updated on any upcoming sales.  You may even find discount vouchers to help pay for an item on your trendy fashion tips list. Shop smart, and you won’t need to compromise on quality and style.

Resale shops

When you’re on a tight budget, the last thing you think about it buying high end brands. But there is a way. There are plenty of resale shops where you can find brand name goods at minimum prices. They sell anything from designer clothes and bags to shoes all for a fraction of their original cost.

Visit a tailor

The key difference between a branded, expensive dress and its cheap alternative is the fitting and stitching. Inexpensive dresses are usually ill-fitted but this can be fixed.  Therefore on our trendy fashion tips list is to try taking your dress to a tailor for an exclusive fitting. Some extra pennies on the fitting will instantly change the whole look of your dress.

Sell or trade extra items

If you’ve overspent on items that you don’t need or have found some unwanted yet valuable clothes lying around your closet, why not make extra money from them?  You can easily sell them in resale shops or garage sales. You can also auction them on eBay or through local Facebook groups.  Earning extra money out of insignificant stuff at home never hurts. In fact, there are many other creative and smart ideas for earning some extra money too.

So, it’s not impossible to look stylish and trendy on a budget.  All you need is a few trendy fashion tips and to shop smart. You can turn your basic tee into a chic dress by pairing it with the right skirt and accessorizing it properly. Invest your money in basic, staple classics instead of impulsively buying all the shines on the branded racks. Then, pair what you have with one or two trendy items of the season. This way you’ll neither break your bank or sport an outdated look. The classics will stay with you for years and help you style within your comfort zone.

Transitional Pieces From Summer To Fall For Every Woman


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As you already know, the early days of autumn are pretty unpredictable when it comes to weather forecast.  It’s impossible to always know how to dress properly. As a result,  you should have a collection of transitional pieces from summer to fall that you can layer easily.  If it gets too hot you can remove an item;  if it get too cold you can add an item.

If you’re not quite sure how to achieve that, stay with us. Here are six transitional pieces every woman needs in her wardrobe.

Long sleeve dress

No, you don’t have to say goodbye to your favorite summer dresses as soon as autumn arrives.  You can still wear them when the temperatures drop.  Simply add a jacket or cardigan.  Needless to say, you won’t freeze thanks to those long sleeves!  Additionally, a long sleeved dress should be a staple in your in your wardrobe for the season.  These looks are sophisticated and very trendy at the same time.

Trench coat

If you still don’t own a trench coat, it’s high time you got one! This piece is truly timeless because of its versatility in the first place. You can wear it both in casual and formal occasions.  I recommend one with a removable liner for colder days and nights.  When you remove the liner it will be lightweight, but still provide warmth and coziness.  It’s perfect for the transitional period!


A stylish cardigan in an autumn-friendly shade will certainly keep you warm.  It will complement your outfit and take it to a new level. Colors such as Terracotta, Marsala, Olive, and Emerald Green may be just perfect for this season.  So have them in mind while choosing a perfect cardigan. Match it with a striped shirt, add a piece of statement jewelry, and voila – your transitional outfit is all done!

Trendy sunglasses

A good pair of high-quality sunglasses are needed during the fall months too.  The sun’s rays are still strong.  Apart from protecting your eyes, sunglasses are extremely fashionable. That makes them must-haves for a transitional period. When choosing a perfect pair, make sure that it perfectly fits the shape of your face.

Numerous brands and fashion houses are coming up with different shapes and sizes.  If you’re not quite sure which ones to purchase, you can always choose classic Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses. This model looks stunning on almost every face shape, while captivating with its Italian elegance at the same time.

Silk scarf

Autumn inevitably brings lower temperatures, which is exactly why a stylish silk scarf is an absolute must when it comes to your perfect outfit. It is a perfect choice since a heavy woolen scarf would definitely be too much – it may be too warm, which can possibly cause you to sweat a lot. For this reason, a nice silk scarf will do the trick. Just choose one in your favorite autumnal shade, or with a trendy print, and you’ll be good to go!

Pointed toe flats

The flip-flop season is finally behind us.  You can finally slip into your pointed toe flats that are just perfect for this period. You can wear these to both formal and informal occasions.  You can go for a casual drink after work or to a meeting with business partners. Select a pair that are stylish, yet so comfortable.  Style and comfort should be your top priority while picking the right one.

Here you go – a list of six transitional pieces from summer to fall are right in front of you! Each one of them is definitely a must-have for the upcoming seasons. So, make sure that you have at least some of these. Trust us, such pieces will make your life much easier!

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and organic beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.

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Guest Post – Is The Little White Dress Replacing The Little Black Dress


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If you’ve ever been concerned about wearing white because it wouldn’t suit the occasion, it’s high time you stopped worrying. This summer, the Little White Dress (LWD) has become a light and bright substitute for the classy Little Black Dress. The LWD comes in every shape and size and even wearing it plain can make a statement. However, there are designers who like to play with shiny details and colorful accessories that excite and attract the eye.

You can wear it for both formal and casual events, such as days spent at the beach or evening parties, but make sure you pick the right dress cut and the fabric appropriate for the occasion. The dress pattern usually predisposes what the dress should be worn for.

If you want to refresh your look this summer, here are a few tips on how to look like a goddess while wearing the LWD.

Balanced Outfit for Casual Summer Days

During summer, you are probably in a dire need of a cozy, yet chic everyday outfit. First of all, you should pick a white sundress made from breathable fabrics. You can go for a baby doll shift or any other casual pattern, as long as it makes you feel comfortable.

Pair this dress with brown or nude braided sandals and bold colored accessories (a belt, bracelet and/or big earrings). Finish off with either an oversized handbag or a smaller cross body bag. Both of these are an excellent match as long as the color fits the other accessories.

Achieve that Smart and Tantalizing Look

White is such a divine color. It’s associated with innocence, balance and serenity. If you want to look smart while wearing a white dress, choose a dress cut carefully. A white cut out dress is perfect for more formal events, such as cocktail parties or romantic nights out. It’s stylish and flamboyant, yet balanced enough because it’s white.

You can also go for the tight fitting sheath dress, which is the best option for business meetings and conferences. Add a belt or a gold statement bracelet or a necklace to achieve that sophisticated smart look. In order to show off your body figure, wear a nude body shaper under the dress. Kim Kardashian is responsible for revealing the secret for achieving the perfect body line.

Turn on the Spotlight in the Evening

If you’re spending time with your family on a vacation, you’ll need something both elegant and cozy to wear in the evenings. A long ribbed white dress is ideal for long walks down the beach. Opt for comfortable leather sandals and a colorful necklace and you’ll be ready in an instant. If you’re spending time with your family on a vacation, you’ll need something both elegant and cozy to wear in the evenings. A long ribbed white dress is ideal for long walks down the beach. Opt for comfortable leather sandals and a colorful necklace and you’ll be ready in an instant.

Off-the-shoulder style is an excellent choice if you want to show off your new tan. On the other hand, even a simple white lace dress is suitable for a night out when paired with an oversized colorful scarf (a classic style Julianne Hough sometimes prefers).

A Perfect Forever-Trendy Combination

Hope you found these pieces of advice useful. Enjoy your summer and try out some of the outfits mentioned. The LWD is this season’s first choice!

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Image-Sophia-SmithSophia Smith is Australian based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is also very passionate about DIY projects, latest fashion trends and organic beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.

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101 Style Guide For Busy Moms: Wear Flats

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We simply love flats: loafers, espadrilles, slip ons, Mary Janes, gladiators – you name it! Flats are a living proof that you don’t have to be uncomfortable in order to be stylish and they offer a great starting point for coming up with head-turning looks. However, it’s not always easy to decide on what kind of outfit can go with different types of flats.  Read on to find out how you can combine your outfit and accessories with flats to create various looks: from business, casual, and urban, to feminine and edgy.
Casual and On Point
For a daily casual summer look, try espadrilles. They are trending big time and look best with rolled up pants, skirts and shorts. For a simple look, try skinny jeans with a light fabric pastel colored blouse (or floral print) and espadrilles within the same color range. Finish the look with a messenger purse or drawstring bag.  Accessorize with a pair of Wayfarer glasses for a cool look.
Girly and Relaxed Style
Gladiators offer a chance to mix up different looks, but they go best with rompers and shorts. Whether they’re ankle-length or knee length, you can style gladiators perfectly for a girly look. We suggest that you try a soft denim short dress or romper.  A simple shoulder bag will do the trick.  Choose the same color leather as your stylish gladiators. Finish your look with wavy hair or a messy bun and keep your jewelry simple. Consider bracelets in vivid colors to make your look bold and interesting.
Business Look
For a bossy and sleek look, moccasins are a great choice, but you can explore many different styles. Try the timeless black-red-white combination: opt for red moccasins and combine them with the simple nylon black business pants and a white cotton no-sleeve turtleneck. Add a red tote bag and you’re all set for a successful day at work!
Edgy and Sexy
For a night on the town, consider a bolder look that includes leopard print Chelsea boots. If you prefer a more comfortable and edgier look, try wearing ripped black skinny jeans, accompanied with a black top and a leather jacket. If you wish to add more sexiness to your look, replace the jeans with a mini skirt and you’ll definitely be in the spotlight!
Timeless Parisian Chic
Although flats are known as the essential part of business and casual outfits, they are a great option for feminine looks, too. Parisian women have a reputation for their unrivaled glamorous sense for fashion. For a tasteful look follow this simple rule when choosing footwear for your outfits: if the length of the skirt or a dress is above the knee, flats are the way to go. If it’s below the knee, heels make a great choice.  For a perfectly styled feminine look, try out fashionable tight dresses: pick the fabrics that contain elastin since they’ll follow your body line beautifully and enhance your curves. We suggest you try out trendy knitted off the shoulder dress (length above the knee) in the nude color and combine it with the classic black ballerina flats.
Finish up your look with a black cross body purse, or you can opt for a red one and combine it with your lipstick and nail polish. Style your hair in big waves and you can even add a beret. Stick to the nude and tan shades, and of course the timeless B&W for a sleek
Parisian look.
These are our top five ideas on how to wear flats and create different kinds of looks. Feel free to experiment!
Author BIO:
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. Additionally, she is also very passionate about DIY projects, latest fashion trends and organic beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.
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5 Fashion Tips for Busy Moms

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Most moms spend a considerable amount of time taking care of the needs of her family, and in the process she ignores her own needs. She just doesn’t have the time or the energy to perk herself up on a daily basis.  Deep down all moms want to look and feel great. Luckily, it’s easy to look great in less time and without any drama with our tips! Below are a few of the most fundamental fashion tips for busy moms:

#1 Keep it Simple

Have you ever wondered how celebrity moms manage to look so trendy?  They ae just as busy in their personal and professional lives as you, but they always manage to keep personal appearances.

The secret lies in their simplicity. They love keeping their daytime look simple without looking untidy. Keep your look simple, from makeup to accessories to clothes. Don’t overdo any of your pieces. Opt for stylish basics, they really do go a long way in the life of a busy mom.

#2  Add More Solids In Your Wardrobe
Most women don’t want to wear a dress to the office because she knows that she cannot wear it again for several weeks. We think that someone at work might notice the last time that it was worn.

Therefore, it is recommended that you invest in solids.  Solids are less remembered than prints. A good black jacket will be a blessing here.

#3 Put Some Thought Into Your Bag

The kind of a bag you carry speaks in volumes about you. Go for a bag that suits your personality and taste. Don’t forget to explore the world of clutches. Look for designer clutch bags, particularly the Crystal Clutch Bag.  This clutch is perfect for formal occasions or girls night out.

#4 Simple Shoes

Busy moms should opt for comfortable shoes only. They don’t have to be tennis shoes or rubber flip flops. Canvas skimmers are a good option to indulge in.  They come in varied colors and prints, from florals to plaids. They are also inexpensive and comfortable.

#5 Apply Natural Makeup 
Most busy moms don’t wear a lot of makeup, especially if they spend the majority of their time at home with the kids. If you do decide to wear makeup, use only natural-based products. Keeping a basic makeup kit will come in handy.  A tinted moisturizer with zinc induced SPF,  lip gloss, and mascara will do a great job in keeping your skin healthy and glowing.

Don’t forget to apply a concealer around your nose and eyes before stepping out.  Applying these basics will take five minutes or less.

It is very easy for fashion to take a backseat in a busy mom’s life; however, don’t let fashion overwhelm you.  Look for ways to boost your look and confidence by employing various fashion tips into your daily life.

Author Bio:
Sloane Beck is a fashion blogger by interest and a creative designer by profession. She lives and breathes fashion which reflects in her brand – Alysse Sterling, a line of stylish women clutches. “Live, laugh, and let your style be expressed” is her motto for life.