Saturday, 20 June 2015


Floral printed pants are very trendy right now.  They are sexy and chic and extremely versatile as they can be worn with all different kinds of tops, shoes and accessories.  Their versatility ranges from a stylish office-appropriate dress replacement all the way to summer parties when you don’t feel like sporting a dress.  Whether you are after a boho, sport, street smart or chic look, floral pants could be found in every fashionista’s closet. 

floral prints pants

I chose a pair of slim cut pants with a mid-rise (no muffin top) and slightly cropped bottoms that fit straight at the ankle, so they are great with pumps and flats alike and could be worn any time of the day for different venues and various occasions.  

floral prints pants
And that is what I always look for when shopping for a new piece of clothing – its adaptability and versatility.  I love mixing and matching and before I pay for my new purchase, I always try to imagine how many outfits would I get out of it.  If the number is greater than two, I part with the money.

floral prints pants
Handbag:  Chanel (I wore it here)
Cuff:  Hermes (I wore it here)
Surely, not all items in the wardrobe could be or should be worn anywhere anytime.  We need special clothes for special occasions and events but when I shop for a day to day clothing I always imagine how many new outfits will it help me to create and when I can come up with more than two, then I buy it.

There are so many awesome and creative ways to wear printed pants this year. For day-time life, I love to wear them with flat mannish like shoes or sneakers and a t-shirt or a simple blouse or a neutral slouchy sweater for cool summer nights.
Christian Dior black pumps
For something more exciting, I prefer a sexy chic and sleek look and that’s when a pair of classic black high heel pumps with a silk elegant top come to rescue.   And don’t forget about accessories – a statement cool bracelet, a cute hand bag or eye-catching earrings would add quality and volume to your outfit.

swarovski earrings
If you like this bright and colourful trend but are not quite confident to plunge into it head first, choose the prints in subdued soft pastels or neutral colours; and when you feel more confident, you can always add colour and spice to your outfit by wearing a bright top, a pair of killer shoes, some eye catching jewelry or just brightly painted lips.

floral prints pants
Street Look

Pants - Glassons, shoes - Christian Dior, handbag:  Chanel (I wore it here), hand cuff:  Hermes (I wore it here), Earrings:  Swarovski, top - Zara.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


According to Rachel Zoe, one of the most high-profile stylists in the game, accessories are everything.  The term “accessories” covers the broadest spectrum of different elements in a woman’s wardrobe other than items of clothing:  shoes, handbags, jewelry (faux or real), belts, scarves and hats all fall under the same umbrella.

accessories - jewelry

Well, I’ve previously talked about shoes and handbags and now is the time to talk about jewelry.   I find that wearing the right accessories can make or break a look.  They are also a perfect key on how to update your wardrobe without buying new clothes. You can wear the same outfit but in most cases you can easily make it look and feel different by simply changing your accessories. 
Surely, who wouldn’t want to own a jewelry box full of pearls, diamonds and the like.  These accessories will never look dated.  We all know that nothing makes an outfit look more elegant then a string of pearls and let’s face it, diamonds are girls’ best friend but that does not mean that you can’t look your best without them.  All you need is a couple of eye-catching necklaces and scarves that will not only transform a plain top into a smart outfit and make you stand out of the crowd but also will speak of your taste and personality.

accessories - jewelry

Having good accessories will double up your wardrobe and let you mix high and low, always looking effortlessly stylish and well dressed.  What’s great about most accessories isthat they don’t look dated the way most clothes do after a while.

accessories - jewelry

Apart from shoes and handbags, the right jewelry is the next best thing to give your outfit a finished look.  I am always on the lookout for an interesting necklace, a pair of over-sized earrings or a beautifully printed scarf.  Sometimes I am just attracted by the colour but more often I look for pieces that tell a story, have interesting textures or are made of unusual material – something with which I can associate myself. 

accessories - jewelry

I always joke that if you want to distract people from looking at your face, in case you don't look your best- put on a bright chunky necklace or a pair of rare earrings.  

accessories - jewelry

However, always wear your best accessories and look fabulous.