Sunday, September 27, 2020

Don’t let winter spoil your sense of fashion

The winter season is here again and for the fashion conscious female that only means one thing, wardrobe crisis, because this year it somehow sneaked up on us before we could even decide to take our favourite coats to the cleaners.

They say a real fashionista plans her wardrobe beforehand, but this year we are a little behind schedule. But not to worry because a real fashionista is good at playing the catch up game when it comes to getting in tune with fashion trends.

It is always difficult dressing up for winter because for most of us, we find it a great challenge to keep warm and still manage to be fashionable, and the fact that winter is such a gloomy season does not help either.

The cold weather always manages to affect our moods and that in turn affects our outward appearance. So I have decided that this winter I will stick to the golden rule of fashion, that if you look good you feel good and what better way to do that but to look bright in your clothes and accessories?

Traditionally, we always go for our basic brown, black, white and grey colours for our winter clothes, this winter I want to challenge you to get out of your comfort zone and try more vibrant colours for your wardrobe. This means that you can choose any colour you like but make sure it is more subdued rather than flashy. This is to say although you want bright colours, don’t overdo it and end up looking like you are dressed for spring but stuck in winter.

You can opt for soft hues, including lavender, cantaloupe, spindrift, or honeydew.

If you feel soft hues are dull or aren’t as vibrant as you would like, there is another great alternative of colour trend for you to choose from and that is bright details. You can always take your traditional winter colours and revamp them by adding bright accessories, like scarves, bags, hats, a great looking pair of boots, or go for one vibrant item that will become the focus of your attire.

Be careful not to over-do it and always remember to keep the balance. Too many vibrant colours in one look in summer or in spring are playful, eye-catching and interesting, but in winter it just looks offensive to the eye.

But, of course, there are those special events where you need to look a bit out of the ordinary and that is where you can be brave and wear something shining. That would be for your after work functions in the evening; special events need special dressing, after all, so don’t be shy but remember the number one rule, keep it to just the right level and do not over do it because you might end up looking like a robot from the scientific future.

What about your hair? Well, I know most people tend to colour their hair or opt for different coloured hair extensions during winter to try and brighten their look but our natural hair colour is often best.

If you do want to go ahead and colour your hair or prefer to do so then choose one shade that most closely matches your natural hair shade. But frosting or highlighting is never recommended for the winter season.

Now that you have these few tips, go out there and look fabulous this winter.


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Sunday Standard September 27 – 3 October

Digital copy of Sunday Standard issue of September 27 - 3 October, 2020.