With the turn of a new year comes the turn of a mandatory new year work-out regime; Researched fitness programs are put into place, healthier meals are recorded and all beauty products are upgraded. 2017 is a particularly important year for me to take control of my fitness and general well-being routine. I’ve started the 6 month countdown to my wedding day and I’m determined to feel the best I can in the dress of my dreams! There is no denying the effect chic activewear can have on ones motivation, it can instill a positive pre-work out state-of-mind. I’m all for championing new brands, I just think that there is more fun to be had then sticking to a Nike or Adidas work-out wardrobe, and so to get you through the gym doors this January, I’ve put together 5 high-quality, stylish gym-bound brands that will get you to the gym looking stylish and ready.
This is an obvious but easily forgotten style resolution. There’s no doubt that an organised wardrobe is key to sustaining and maintaining your personal style. A great tip I’ve learnt is to only hang-up your absolutely favourite pieces, so these are at eye level when you open your closet. This should end up being a very refined version of your entire wardrobe, built from your hero pieces. Every style that isn’t a favourite should be folded and put into drawers. Take your time doing this task, it may sound simple but it can be hard to decide on your hero pieces, you may even find that you haven’t many items that you truly adore and worthy of a hanger! Limiting your closet will help with getting ready and defining a personal style. Digital Tip. I recommend trying StyleApp and organise all your pieces digitally – the ultimate style resolution – read my review on the app here.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but my family tend to stay pyjama bound until around 12pm on Christmas Day, embracing the luxury of not having to go anywhere or do anything (other than popping on a brew and making our traditional christmas breakfast menu of sausage sandwiches caked it ketchup). Last year, when my beloved asked me to marry him underneath our twinkling tree lights, I was wearing a tres unglamorous combination of holey grey sweatpants, an over-sized (and over-worn) blue bobbled jumper and a pair of thick Santa-emblazoned socks; balanced with a face free of make-up. Sadly I am not exaggerating. It wasn’t the stylish ensemble I thought I’d be wearing when James proposed! Funnily enough, I am no longer a fan of mix-matched christmas day lounge wear, and so in fear of another pyjama disaster, I’ve put together an edit of my favourite PJ’s ahead of the big lounge day. Which will be on your wish list?
My style kit is brimming with weird and wonderful tools. I accumulate products as I go, pre-empting the crease crazed dresses, the razor-blade soles and the magnet-for-fluff jumpers. I’ve had many an unsalvageable style situation myself, and through trial and error I’ve learnt how to avoid future replays. And so from toothpaste to tampons, from mini razors to micro clothes and from silicone nipples to spanx, I am fairly confident to say that I have accumulated the perfect style kit; The panic button of my styling world.
With party season in full swing, I wanted to share my red carpet style tips. Please prepare to be un-amazed, these products will not make your heart leap into your throat with heart eyed emojis! The solutions to outfit dilemmas are all pretty mundane, but they will be ensure your comfort, dignity and confidence. Scroll on to read my 9 red carpet essentials guaranteed to elevate your party look this season.