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Style Yourself Fabulous!

Photo Courtesy of Wayne Tippetts (Streetstyle Aesthetic)

If you think that you weren’t born with the “Rachel Zoe” or “Marian Kihogo” gene (pictured here) or if finding stylish clothing to fit your shape and personality is near impossible then this article is for you. Styling yourself appropriately can mean the difference between a great first impression or a lasting bad impression. It can sometimes even make or break getting the job you want. So we’ve compiled a few style tips that we’ve picked up over the years that are easy to remember and implement. These tips are sure to help bring out your inner stylista:

Tip #1: Want to rock this season’s hottest fashions without breaking the bank? Instead of investing in expensive clothing items that may not last more than one season, match the season’s latest accessory trends with a classic. For instance, this season pair a plain black dress with colorful suede pumps or a chain necklace.

Tip #2: Though the monochromatic look does work at times, adding a pop of color is a sure way to make a statement with any ensemble. Adding a turquoise necklace to a gray dress, red shoes to an all-black outfit or a colorful belt to a white button down shirt and jeans will make people take notice (and in a good way).

Tip #3: Jackets can be a wardrobe life saver. If you are especially endowed in the bust area or are a plus sized woman, try adding well-cut, structured jackets to your outfits. A well-cut and structured jacket helps to cinch you in much like a nice belt. They can help draw attention away from your trouble zones and towards the other areas of your body or they can simply be the statement piece around which the rest of your outfit is built.

Tip #4: The fit factor is ultra important. If you put on an item of clothing and it tugs, pulls, buckles or feels tight in any area that it shouldn’t then that’s your cue to do one of two things, either go up a size or don’t wear it. Some styles, no matter what size, just won’t fit well on your body and that’s okay. Just try on other shapes until you can isolate which one goes with your body the best, then look for that same shape in other styles, colors, etc.

Tip #5: It’s all about visual interest. When you go to pick out any article of clothing, look for the visual interest. The visual interest is some detail about that garment that makes it special and interesting to look at. For example, it could be really pretty buttons on an otherwise boring button down shirt, or a uniquely cut collar or perhaps even a bit of ruffle detail like this Rebecca Taylor blazer.

Do you have a keen eye for styling yourself? If so, share your stylist tips here.

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Jewelry for Under $50

Jewelry Under $50 There’s no better way to change up an outfit than adding some accessories. These jewelry pieces are fantastic finds under $50.

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Oprah’s Project O Bracelet

Project O Bracelet: Photo Courtesy of Oprah.com

Project O Bracelet: Photo Courtesy of Oprah.com

Oprah does it again! It’s clear that Oprah’s giving spirit knows no bounds. This week we came across Project O Bracelet and just knew that The Vyne Readers would be interested in helping out. Project O Bracelet is an initiative led by O Magazine in partnership with Fair Winds Trading. Think of them as bracelets with a back story. The bracelets are made by women in East Africa who have suffered through some of life’s most horrific challenges. Making these bracelets gives the women the opportunity to earn 12 times the average daily wage in their countries. The project launched in 2007 and has given the women of Africa the opportunity to transform their lives for themselves and their families. The latest editions of the O Bracelet is particularly unique as it brings together the handy work of women from Rwanda and women still suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. Each bracelet is handcrafted in Rwanda and New Orleans. They are designed with two distinct parts, a beautifully woven disk and an equally beautiful band, to represent the two groups of women coming together. Take a look at these fabulous treasures and consider supporting the cause by purchasing the braceletes.


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White Hot Style

White Hot Style

With only a little over a month away until Labor Day, now’s the time to wear out your white wardrobe! These “white hot” fashions and accessories are sure to inspire.
1. Gucci Santander Wedge Sandal
2. BCBGMAXAZRIA Strapless Rosette Dress
3. Bottega Veneta Hobo
4. Silk Ruffle Top
5. Michael Kors Sheath Dress
6. Shingle Plaque Belt

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