Must haves – BOYFRIEND jeans Why? Because they fit better, look better and they remind you of him!

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Some of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe I have nicked from my husband’s wardrobe and they include his blue jeans. I love that baggy feeling when they sit loosely on my hips; not only do they fit better but they even look better. Plus, isn’t it a good feeling wearing your Mr’s clothing?

I was looking forward to working on this next #dancingstylist video because casual style isn’t one of my strengths so I knew I was up for a challenge when putting together this casual outfit. For me it was important that this look still had the Kila’s Style touch of being extreme.

My husband is 1.8metres tall so I knew instantly I would be cuffing the jeans. Cuffing of the jeans automatically brings style to almost any casual outfit. It also allows you to accentuate your dressy shoes.

I teamed my boyfriend jeans up with the gorgeous Karishma Design Krysta ballet wrap top which then gave my outfit that touch of femininity. What I love about ballet wrap tops is that there are so many ways you can wear them. So the boyfriend jeans went from super casual to casual and comfortable yet stylish.

Then to take it to the next level, I added some OTT 80’s inspired earrings and the fake fur necklace and opted for a muted colours theme as the accessories and features of both the jeans and top were just enough to create a balanced look.

And as a result – My rendition of boyfriend jeans in a street style sense.

Enjoy our 3rd #DancingStylist video -BLUE JEANS

https://youtu.be/lpU-tOC0sUE

Wear that look and OWN it! How to create your own unique style…..

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It’s very important that you don’t let your clothes outshine you. Your outfits you put together should reflect your personal style and what you’re all about. Your outfits generally tell the world what you have planned for the day however it should also express how you’re feeling. If you’re feeling adventurous then wear that flamboyant top that sometimes has you in two minds and shout out “YEAH BABY!!” If you need a confidence booster for that big meeting, then wear that power suit and show them that you mean business.

Basically if you feel it, wear it otherwise don’t follow trends or styles for the sake of being fashionable. Make sure your outfit means something to you first otherwise you’ll find yourself looking and feeling awkward and uncomfortable.

If you have a style crush – that’s great, just don’t completely copy their style. The reason they look good is because they have found a style that reflects their personality and character, suits their body shape and works with their skintone. You can use their style as inspiration but put your own spin on it so it’s still a true representation of who you are. You do want to know who’s looking back at you when you look in the mirror.

Here’s a tip I use often to put my unique spin on my outfits. Try it, you’ll be surprised at what you come up with and I’m sure you’ll have heaps of fun in the process!

1 Pick one maxi floral dress. Here I am wearing the gorgeous Karishma Design dress which also has the cute shorts attached.

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2 Pick one monochrome dress that is shorter in length and opens up as a jacket

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3 Team them up with some heels that suit both outfits

4 And then wear them together to create your own unique look!


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Self proclaimed DIY-er Setting my creative juices on fire!

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I am a DIY-er, clutter creating, mistake making, mish-mashin ‘somethin-outta-nuttin’ kinda lady.

The first time I saw the beauty in something so mundane was when I was about 10 years old and it was on a church beach trip. I fell in love with a thick tree branch that had all these smaller branches growing out of it and was stoked when I was able to persuade my mum to let me bring it home.

I envisioned painting it and hanging the few accessories I owned off the smaller branches. Long story short the beast never turned into the beauty so my mum threw it out.

To this day I still collect a lot of knick knacks that I think will look great as an outfit accessory, however it isn’t until I’m rummaging through my drawers that I remember that I have them. Here’s a classic example:

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This necklace is a belt I just added brooches to.

One of the reasons I love to alter pieces of clothing is that it fuels my curiosity to create. My brain is constantly ticking, thinking, analysing, over-analysing so physically creating things allows me to get things outta my head and bring them to life whether they’re a hit or a piece of crap.

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1 piece worn 4 ways

I am definitely one of those people who when I see something I really like or if I come up with an idea, I prefer to try and make it myself. Part of it is because I think if someone else can do it so can I and the other reason is that I get to learn something new, which means I’m challenging and working on myself.

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up-style baby!

I always like to up-style things in my wardrobe especially my shoes by adding or taking off pieces where I can. I can stay in a haberdashery store like Dave’s Emporium for hours just looking at all the bits and bobs that will set the creative juices on fire.

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More up-stylin

 

I say if you can put your mark on something, do it. I ALWAYS try and put the Kila’s Style touch to everything and I sprinkle that goodness everywhere!

 

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The dissection of the “outfit!” An accessory is your cherry on the top

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The dissection of the “outfit!”

The dissection of the “outfit!”

The dissection of the “outfit!”

An accessory is your cherry on the top.
Skivvy’s are trending yes; but dont let the skivvy only be the base of your outfit.
Who said you can’t wear summer wear in winter?
Utilise the functions of your clothes for eg. Button or unbutton.
Layering is a form or art and will keep you warm in winter smile emoticon

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