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The 5 Alluring Looks of Halsey

The 5 alluring looks of Halsey’s are 5 looks I need in my life. You can just feel her authenticity through the camera. And her hair journeys are quite something to behold. For someone her age, she certainly seems to have a clear view on her beliefs and sacrifices.

The It Girl Factor.

But what is it about Halsey that makes her so alluring? It’s definitely not because she was on the cover of Allure magazine, surely! Is it her sense of mystique, openness about her mental health and activism, or her iconic use of glitter eye makeup? Either way, it takes a certain type of person to find her work unenjoyable.

Ultimately, her sense of style is embellished with activism and flair that we -frankly – should all strive for. She speaks her mind and raises awareness for difficult issues of great importance.

As a result, she also uses her stardom to draw attention to different perspectives, a trait mostly performative from other notable celebrities in her industry.

Go Halsey, it’s your birthday!

As Halsey celebrates her 26th birthday today, I felt it appropriate to honour her and her killer looks.

Exhibit A

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 26: Halsey attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/WireImage)

Exhibit B

Allure Magazine, 2018

Exhibit C

US singer Halsey arrives at the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 15, 2018. (BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

Exhibit D

Halsey at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show (not my photo!)

Exhibit E

Halsey X Magnum Ice advert

I see you glowing, girl. And I love what I see. Pink is a dreamboat and you’re the driver!

Happy 26th Birthday!

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Tips On How To Wear A Black Blazer

How To Wear A Black Blazer

Wearing a black blazer should be a simple affair. And it usually is. But how do you know what it actually goes with?

Black is often known to be the colour of professionalism. However, it can clash with clothes that may not fit the slick, pristine demeanour that a black blazer possesses, regardless of office or fashion wear.

My love for the 80s and their perceived necessity of a blazer is very strong. So strong, in fact, that I needed to express that love for one of my favourite items in my wardrobe. I’m going to show you four ways to wear a black blazer that everyone should know. If you’ve never come across a black blazer then you’re about to learn something hot. They’re sexy af.

“Over The Shoulder”

Pose as you mean to go on. Strong!

This pose is for wannabe and professional models alike. Brown is one of the closest colours on the colour wheel to black and they compliment each other very nicely. Wearing a black blazer on your shoulder aesthetically shows that you have the confidence to wear a ‘normal’ garment in an editorial manner. Go snap them pics, sis!

“Buttoned”

Poised, practical and precise.

Wearing a black blazer buttoned down is the ultimate classic. Paired with a light grey, you appear confident, open and ready to work. Having a buttoned blazer tends to produce a slight restriction in arm movement, but it helps to retain your shape without swamping your figure. It conveys a simple yet elegant air. Poised, practical and precise. You mean business and who am I stop you?

“Unbuttoned”

Feel the wind beneath your blazer wings!

Let your outfit run free! Sometimes you know that you’re wearing a great outfit and just want to show it to the world. And you totally should! When you wear a black blazer unbuttoned, it will give you a casual feel with an air of sophistication. A killer combo, in my opinion.

“Belted”

Add a belt for boldness.

Belts accentuate your figure and balance out the typical broad tailoring of the shoulders. When you wear a black blazer belted but opened out, you reveal what’s underneath in a vertical cinched shape. With summer fast approaching, this is perfect for reinforcing your shape but staying warm without taking off your blazer.

Have you ever styled your blazer the same way?

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How To Rejuvenate Your Summer Wardrobe

How To Refresh Your Summer Wardrobe

The perfect summer wardrobe is staring you in the face. You just can’t see it yet. With less than six weeks away until June, the official month of the summer season, it’s time to rejuvenate your summer wardrobe and prepare to step out. Literally.

Spring clothes are still eligible to be worn in summer, believe it or not. But the truth is, since the pandemic hit, it may have affected our financial freedom. New statistics calculate that the general population is spending their money on survival essentials, which means that you may not be rushing to purchase a tonne of new things online.

So, for those who have lost their jobs and simply can’t afford to buy new clothes for their summer wardrobe, for those looking to spruce up their already fabulous wardrobe, or simply for those that are here to enjoy the content, this is where I come in. You’re welcome.

“WHERE DO I START?”

Your rejuvenated summer wardrobe is going to depend on three variables: clothing preference, temperature and social interaction.

Questions to ask yourself:

What can you envision yourself wearing? Are you a ‘skirts and dresses’ person or ‘shorts and t-shirts’ person? Do you incorporate all of these items in your daily summer style? Are you looking to change your aesthetic this year?

If you’re used to having very hot weather, it’s a good idea to ease up on the shirts and focus more on flowy items. If your summers tend to be light, lightweight cardigans and flowy cotton trousers may be a secure variation.

Our ability to physically socialize has been unwelcomingly severed but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress to impress. If you’re known to be a social butterfly, making use of bold and colourful designs made for an outing are highly encouraged. Personally, I’m very comfortable staying at home, so summer loungewear, i.e., light, tight, long and flowy is more my thing.

Although these variables are important, you need to have a solid vision of how you plan to look this summer, which brings me to the first step.

“VISUALISE YOUR SUMMER LOOK”

Find somewhere comfortable to sit and perhaps grab a notebook and pen. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Picture yourself in one or two of your favourite spots that you plan to hang out at this summer. Envision yourself smiling and enjoying being in the presence of friends or family. Now, ask yourself: “What type of clothing are you wearing?” “What colours are you sporting?” “What textures have you chosen?”. “What’s your silhouette?” “Do you have any accessories ?” Write all of these characteristics down. These are going to help determine what clothes you keep and how you style them.

Trends will come and go but your personal taste will never change.  Maybe you’re a socks and sandals type of human? No one’s judging here, but make sure it’s clear and unique to you.

“ORGANIZE YOUR CLOTHES”

Now that you have an idea of what you want to look like for your summer, it’s time to identify which of your current clothes match that vision.

Primarily, there should be two piles. The first pile is purely based on colour. These can be divided into mini piles for each colour you own. Notice if you start to see a trend. A colour can reveal a lot about your personality and attitudes. If you have a lot of clothes in the same colour, that’s one of your favourites!

The second pile is based on clothing that no longer fits you. We need to eradicate the clothes that no longer serve a purpose to your vision. If it doesn’t fit you, it no longer serves you. It’s as simple as that! Now, that’s not to say that your vision cannot change, it just needs to be clear. When you see clearly, we do too.

Sorting your clothes is a simple affair that is usually clouded by sentimental feelings. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to organise and monetise your wardrobe’s content before you start this step.

“My favourite colour is laughter.”

From a stylistic point of view, there’s a fine line between eclectic and tacky. As a virtual stylist, it’s my job to help bring out your personality through your outfits. The first rule I tell my clients is the following: “Always dress for your happiness and success.” If you like it, tell me. If you don’t, tell your journal.”

While we’re certainly not dressing for strangers, your personal style needs to have a consistency of either pattern, colour or texture. Even for the most eclectic dresser such as myself, mixing too many variables conveys sloppiness and can subconsciously offend the eye, including your own. As long as you’re working with two colours consistently with the main texture openly featured, you’re doing great!

“DO I NEED TO BUY NEW CLOTHES FOR MY SUMMER WARDROBE?”

Definitely not. It’s the fashion industry’s job to entice you with sales, discounts, bold colours and trends, but similar to the power you have within yourself to achieve your goals, you already have everything you need to bring your summer wardrobe back to life!

That’s not to say that you shouldn’t buy anything new, but it’s completely possible to survive the summer with items you already own. If you’re still utterly compelled to buy something, I highly recommend shopping sustainably at Depop!

“HOW MANY THINGS SHOULD I HAVE IN MY SUMMER WARDROBE?”

Here is a list of essential summer wardrobe items you need to thrive in the summer climate:

  • Lightweight cardigan
  • Denim jacket
  • White shirt
  • Summer dress
  • T-shirt
  • Skirt
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses (UV protected)
  • swimwear

With these essential items in mind, you can build on the quantity from there.

All in all, you have the power and freedom to wear whatever you want. As long as you’re happy and you’re not hurting anyone, who gives a *@*$?!

Make sure to stay hydrated and wear a smile. Who can resist?

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