#fashionblogging: 7 style tips I've learned as a fashion blogger10:00 AM
Almost 5 years of fashion blogging, and I still manage to feel amazed everyday. I was a total rookie on fashion when I started this adventure, and as a lot of things in life, you start learning and accumulating experience little by little as events go by. On this 5 years of posting my own outfits and some previous years of watching others mixing and matching their clothes, I've learned (or secured the ones which were already there) some concepts and fashion tips I know I'll use and make the most of them the rest of my life. Some of them are my own experience, others have been discovered by intuition or seeing others' outfits.
Want to know what are the 7 style tips I've learned as a fashion blogger?
- Navy blue and black do actually look good paired together
I was really sceptic about this trend of mixing navy or dark blue with black, but after watching the Yves Saint Laurent biopic and discovering he was a pioneer mixing this hues, I started believing it couldn't be that bad. Actually I haven't tried it on public, but now wearing a black suit with a navy blue accessory or blouse doesn't sound like a bad idea at all.
- Also hot pink and red
Confession time: I've tried this one on public, and I must say I love how red & hot pink look together! I even consider them as the Holy Trinity (paired with green or blue) of color block trend. And when Raf Simons did his version at Dior's asymmetric couture gowns, I knew I was lost. For a cheerful, different and casual look, wear together pink and red!
- Crop tops and high-waisted pants are your best friends if you want to look taller
I am the most average, typical Spanish 1.65m height girl in the world with petite proportions. And although sky-high heels are the best invention made ever, they're not the greatest idea for an everyday routine. So, a crop top or shorter top paired with high-waisted, straight pants are a nice option when I want to look sophisticated without killing my feet. High waisted pants will make your legs look like a straight, long line which will end on the crop top, creating the optical illusion of longer legs.
- I still hate wearing leggings
Leggings (and specially leggings worn as pants) should be illegal. Unless your measurements are perfect and super proportionated, or you're wearing them for yoga class (which I can understand), leggings do not do good worn with sneakers or a sweatshirt as regular clothing. Again, as a 1.65 average woman with average, round hips and average measurements, leggings make me look shorter, bigger and out of my real proportions. Better go for a pair of fitted pants!
- Wearing midi skirts & flats is not a crime... But may make you look shorter
Midi skirts are elegant and super classy. But achieving that vintage-inspired look may have some height issues if you do not want to risk your feet safety. Midi skirts paired with flats do look really good, and are super comfortable to wear as well. But again talking about proportions, as midi skirts are a bit longer (usually under your knees) and puffier than regular skirts, flat shoes will create an horizontal line between your ankles and knees. And that what causes height loss.
- Red lipstick is my signature look
No matter what, I'll always stay true to my bright red lipstick. Some may say I look older wearing red lipstick, some may say it's not suitable for everyday looks, and you know what? I don't care.
This shade enhances my features, looks great with my hair and eye color and makes me who I am wherever I go.
- Floral is still my favorite pattern EVER
Flowers are delicate, bright and really fun to pair. Sometimes if I have a bad day I'd like to brighten up, I just need to wear something with colorful flowers!
All the watercolor illustrations above were made by Amanda Ramón for Something Fashion