TradeMark Style: Repeating The Elements You Like

If you have a combo that you like, feel yourself, looks good on you and it is perfect for that occasion you are heading to, of course you can repeat that combo. Endlessly. Even for days in a row. It’s not a fashion sin. At all. Actually, this consistency of wearing particular elements are key to give a proper shape to your trademark style. They will enforce your visual statement.

Go for them. Shamelessly.

To illustrate that, here I am repeating the elements I currently love: my skinny jeans with a double cuff, my brown heeled sandals, my favorite bracelet party and of course, my substantial index finger ring. A big stoned ring that is part of my trademark style squad, a ring that I love to rotate, but I always keep it in the same vibe.

And yes, before I forget to mention… the way you decide to wear a particular piece like a cuffed jeans can be part of your trademark style as well. I for instance keep on repeating this little twist on mine every time I wear sandals with.

Besides varying the index finger ring, the only other thing I changed in the look was the top. The top was my variable element. And to be honest, that is all you need to have an entirely new look vibe. Because you don’t need different pieces head to toe to have that. Just one different piece will do the trick. But still, just like the index finger ring I kept the style vibe in both tops: flowing, kind of boho AND in a lively color. Because boho and a lively color (or a print) are part of my trademark style. Totally me.

I can say the same about a red nail polish. So me. In this case I also like to rotate so I wear different shades of red. But it is 99% of the time red. Having said that, if you adore a particular shade of a nail polish this could be your trademark nail polish. You don’t need to rotate at all. You cab be faithful to just one particular shade. No problem. Au contraire.

As you can see, you can develop your own trademark style being consistent not only with the pieces you wear but also how you chose to wear them. And you can wear that particular piece or vary that piece with options that are in the same vibe you are tuned in. Bearing that in mind will put you in the right trademark style track.

Style Clue 5: Clean and organizing your wardrobe at least twice a year. In the beginning of Spring and Fall. Yep, when the cold or warm season starts to show, give your wardrobe a makeover. Leave the clothes for that particular season more reachable, easy to be spotted. Go through everything you have, evaluate what you should keep or should sell/give/toss. Also check if there is any clothes that need some fixing like a missing button, a broken sole… And fix them before returning to your wardrobe. And yes, this is about clothes and accessories.

Style Clue 4: Always make a list and stick to it when you go shopping for clothes and accessories. And to make that list consider this points: have a good look at your own wardrobe and see what you have already, which pieces you need to refresh what you have and which core, basic pieces need a replacement. You can have a look at the season’s trends to get inspired or just access your own taste and style for that.

Style Clue 3: Invest in quality not quantity. Because quality will give your wardrobe a visual upgrade. Plus your pieces will last longer. On top of that quantity is not a guarantee to have more options. If you don’t get the right pieces for you, your style, lifestyle, body type and the occasions you have ahead you might find yourself in that wardrobe dilemma: a lot of clothes and nothing to wear.

Whenever In Doubt, Wear A Dress

Me and my dresses.

I am kind of bias to say that cause I looooove dresses. They are like a second skin to me. They are easy to wear, put me at ease wearing them… they are comfy, fun, feminine, stylish, flirty… And sexy. It all depends on the dress mood. They can show my curves, only suggest them or completely hide them without making me look frumpy.

Or dated.

Or bored.

Or boring.

They are no-brainer pieces that can be a whole look just like that. You don’t need to mix and match them with another piece.

Me and my dresses.

Unless you want to add another piece or two to your look, like a cardigan or a coat (and even pants). But other than that, when you pick your dress all you have to do is to figure out which shoes to pair and in which bag to bet. Maybe pick a scarf, jewelry, sunnies or a hat to add some thing extra to your look.

Or not.

The thing is, with this one piece you can go wherever you need to. Ready. Put together. At ease.

Me and my dresses.

Some people might not even consider a dress because it doesn’t give much room to sport a whole different look every time you wear it since it is that one pre-set piece, a one note kind of style.

But if it is a dress that suits you, your body, the occasion you are heading to, makes you feel comfy and your best version, why do you need to vary that?

Me and my dresses.

Seriously, why?

Plus, wearing a dress can be one of the elements of your TradeMark Style, that will keep you very much you for you and everyone else.

Why not?

And yes, you can always pick different accessories, add different pieces or a detail to it, wear a different hairstyle to vary the look. If you want to.

Or not.

In any case, and because all of that, whenever in doubt, wear a dress.

Me and my dresses.

Of course, it is a good idea to have a basic dress wardrobe to suit different occasions. And even have a dress (or two) that can go from day to night and everything in between.

But you don’t have to have way too many. Just a few for day, a few for night and a few for day to night.

And make sure you have the right set of accessories like bags and shoes to take you anywhere you need to go with them.

Having said all that, of course I know there are some ladies who don’t fancy a dress. And that is totally okay. You don’t have to. This is a suggestion for those who, like me, like to wear a dress.

In another words, this post was my little ode to this piece I love and has kept me stylish even when I completely lost my passion for fashion and my mojo to dress up (or down). And yes, that is a true story. Up to this day I rely on them to keep me going. At ease. Feeling good under my two skins. Looking good and put together. Even when I dress up or down in the automatic pilot.