Friday, March 26, 2010

Fashion experiment: Mixing polka dots with stripes

Mixing prints is one of 2010 Spring Summer's trends. For first timers (including myself), this can be tricky. The easiest combo to try out is to pair polka dots with stripes.

The tricks:
- pair prints with similar family colour or background colour and add one contrasting colour
- one print is more prominent than the other print
- minimize accessories or keep accessories simple to avoid looking 'too busy'

Other combos to try:
- Large floral with small polka dots
- Tie dye with tropical prints
- Checked with stripes or graphic prints

For more tips, check out: Have fun!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fashion experiment: White BF Blazer

Whilst black BF blazer gives a formal feel, to get relaxed and casual feels, I ordered a white BF blazer from Vintage Packstocks few days after I purchased black BF blazer. Material of the blazer also plays a role in determine the feel or look of your desired. A cotton white BF blazer can definitely achieve this.

- to add some edge onto floral summer dresses (either long or short), put on white BF blazer with rolled up sleeves. Wear a belt to show shape of your body.
- when rolling up the sleeves, roll them together with the sleeves of the top underneath the blazer. This adds something interesting onto the blazer's sleeves, so to speak.
- to avoid baggy-ness, ensure the inner piece is nicely tucked or fit nicely onto the body.

Above are some sample looks that I've tried. If you're not a fan of denim short skirt, replace the skirt with a pair of shorts - denim or khaki. This gives a masculine look.

If you are contemplating to try BF blazer, do start with basic colours such as black, white, navy blue or neutral colours to be safe. Once you are comfortable with it, slowly experiment with other colours or prints. Check out fashion magazines, websites, blogs to get inspirations. Happy experimenting!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fashion Experiment: Black BF Blazer

Yay! The black BF blazer that I've ordered from Pretty Happy Things has arrived. And I experimented couple of looks. Throughout these experiments, I discovered couple of rules to wear BF blazer:

- roll sleeves up to show more skin
- wear with a belt to give more shape (good for petite frame)
- length of skirt or dress should be maximum 3 inches longer than the blazer to achieve flirty look

Black is the most safest because it is one of the classic colours, therefore one can't go wrong. BF blazer trend is not easy to carry especially for both petite and big frame people, it requires the right blazer (right cutting - not too slouchy and material - not too thick). Try and try and try till you find the right look. Utilize accessories to achieve the look you desired. And don't forget to have fun while doing it.