Monday, July 29, 2013

The Seven Elements of Style

The Seven Elements of Style through the eyes of Roman Street-Style

Which are the Seven Elements of Style? Here you will find a list that will help you put together looks, while considering each and every piece of the puzzle that makes up your own unique style. Let's see what women wear in the streets of Rome, and how each are showing thie elements through their choices. Let's start with the number one element:

1 - Spirit and Values

Your Spirit and Values are the number one and most important factor in your Style.

It is evident this lady is a business woman that values business, image, tradition, and elegance, and chooses her clothing accordingly.


2 - Shape and Fit

The shape of your body, the shape of the clothes you choose to wear, and how they fit in your body, are the second most important element in your style.



3 - Fabrics

What fabrics do you choose to wear, why? e.g: Languid, flowing, draping fabrics, or hard structured woven textiles.



4 - Colors

I have talked extensively about color choices, your personal colors, and what colors mean. Colors can either make or break a whole style concept.



5 - Pattern

Which patterns do you choose to wear? You don't even wear patterns or prints? All this determines a fundamental element of Style.


6 - Accessories

How many? Which ones? Love to wear expensive jewels? Only gold? Silver? Just plain bijoux accessories? Where do you buy them? How many do you wear? Do you combine many? Wear just one statement piece? Do you have a signature item you always wear? 


7 - Hair and Make Up

Do you do blow dry your hair, wear it straight, curly; go to the salon often? Never go to the salon? Dye it? Leave it gray? Wear it up? Wear it down? Love it long? Wear it short? All this closes a whole Style, at the focal central point which is you face.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Printed Pants Street-style Rome and Barcelona

Printed pants, mostly floral prints, are
a staple item this Summer!

All kinds and for all ages. I went out to the streets of Rome and Barcelona and photographed a few ideas for you.

I consider wearing printed pants either a total freedom style statement, as if going to a nude beach and letting go completely of all dressing rules, and not really caring how your bum actually looks! And also wearing printed pants is a total style statement, as you can look so sophisticated if you really wear it right!

Take a look at a few examples and see what would you say they are? Total style freedom with no rules, or on the contrary well put together and stylish outfits!

Let's see, have fun!















Friday, July 26, 2013

What to wear for Summer in Rome?

Wondering what to wear for a Summer holiday in Rome? It is very simple...


When in Rome, do as Romans do, and wear shorts!


I have just come back from Rome, what a wonderful city! Beware though, it is very HOT in Summer! Check out below, some ideas:


Do not forget your backpack, it is an absolute must have for both comfort and style! I love this black and white stripes. Check it out below:






Blue Shorts are a classic, and now electric blue, is the new black! Remember I mentioned it, if you want to be ahead of the pack, go an invest in an Electric blue dress, shirt, or pair of shorts! You will thank me!




Black is a must if you are heavier on the bottom, this pair from BCBG are ideal, since they have flair, another great pair is the one below from French Connection




DENIM SHORTS: No matter what your age or size, you must own at least a pair of these!
If you don't dare to wear shorts, opt for the bermuda version, they are much more elegant!




Other options are lace shorts and colorful geometrical prints.







You are ready!!! Remember wear sunscreen, it is extremely hot in Rome!


Style Wisdom

STYLE QUOTE - STYLE WISDOM


"If you obey all the RULES, you miss all the FUN"

K. Hepburn



Friday, July 5, 2013

WHITE SUMMER

WHITE IS THE COLOR I CHOOSE

For those of you that participated in the Color Contest, the color I would choose to wear is WHITE!
White is ideal for summer, and I would definitely consider moving back to the Tropics, so that I can enjoy Summer all year round!
What's not to like about white? That it stains easily, and can be hard to wash...yes, it's true.
But it is also a classic color, and a neutral color, so the potential of white is limitless.

WHITE SUMMER
I hope you are enjoying the E-Book "The Five Keys to Dressing Well", and if you don't have it yet, just make sure you participate in the Next Contest!
There is one winner of the Color Analysis, and I will be checking directly with her, to deliver her prize! A personalized Color Analysis!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summer is here! Don't leave the house without them!

SUNGLASSES ARE A MUST HAVE ITEM 

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My sis and me in Key West 
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Yes summer has arrived to the Northern Hemisphere! And I can think of no better way to enjoy it than with a nice big pair of SUNGLASSES! And yes sunglasses are a must have item all year round, but are especially important during summer, when the sun shines brighter and it's rays reflect strongly on surfaces like sand, the ocean, tiles, even bounce off white shiny walls. If you have very light colored eyes know how uncomfortable and painful on your eyes it is when the sun shines bright! 
So because I like to take care of my body and I absolutely Love to accessorize, I need no more excuses to dig into the subject!
I actually bought a nice Cat eye pair...but in reality after wearing them for a couple of months, I got fed up....I need something a bit more classic, I don't mean to say I won't use my cat eye sunnies anymore, I just feel that they are not suitable for every occasion and once in a while I need a total change, I need to try a new look, a d cat eyes have too much of a personality not to call all the attention to themselves!
So I went online shopping for sunglasses...yes it can be done, you just need to know your overall facial shape and your facial proportions and you will have no problem buying sunglasses or any pair of specs for that matter without trying them on! I will give you a few tips below! 
This cat eye sunglasses are bold, fun and trending. If you are blond the tortoise sunglasses will look softer on you and will compliment your hair color better.  If you are like me, and already got kind of bored of seeing cat eyes everywhere...then, you need to get yourself a pair like the ones  below...
This are Rayban, you can click on the pic to go directly to Amazon and get them, you can actually do that on any of this pics! Oh my I love blogs! This sunglasses frames are square so the are perfect for you if you have a round facial shape, or you don't have your contours defined. I don't recommend this rectangular shape for women with strong jaw lines, or square facial shapes, as everything that we wear on or near our face, should be the opposite of our own facial characteristics to create harmony! So this pair is ideal for round faces!

I love the classic aviators, this LOOK GOOD ON EVERYBODY! they look great on men or women also. You have to have at least a pair of aviators! They go so well with a romantic dress, paired with a leather jacket, and leather boots....gorgeous!
 Round sunglasses, remember the rule? Well they are great on women with very sharp features. Idea
 For rectangular and square facial shapes.

My absolute favorites to invest in? This classic aviators with crystal blue graded lens and gold frame, they are classic, unisex, kind of soft because of the light blue lens, I think totally worth the money....cat eyes may come and go, but a pair of aviators will never go out of style. I am sure about that!
 

I will give you more ideas on finding good facial accessories. This week a post on facial shapes and how to discover yours....stay tuned!
Happy Summer!
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