Hi everyone. So now we are way into spring and May (my birthday month – yay!) is already upon us. This is supposed to be a weekly blog, but unfortunately life and work have gotten in the way for the past few weeks hence the short hiatus since my debut. My apologies.
So what’s been happening in the world of Lynx I hear you ask?
It has been very busy at the office and I’m also in the exciting process of moving house. I’ve decided that I need more living space so taking the plunge to relocate from North-East London to South-East London. Anyone who lives in our great city will tell you that each corner has its own special character. South London is like being in a different world even though only the other side of the river Thames. It should be an experience.
During the week, the sun was shining (I call it co-operating) so I opted for some summery brights; colour blocking is a trend that has been in for the past few seasons and shows no sign of going away anytime soon.
As I mentioned in my last blog, I’ve figured out what styles flatter my body shape so it was very easy for me to style the yellow pencil dress with an old white Zara blazer. I teamed up with my everyday work bag and some beige linen heels. A good tip is to keep your blend of bright colours with a neutral or two to balance out the look. Fit is also very important – while my dress is stretchy and comfortable, my jacket is structured so that I maintain a smart appearance.
My fashion tip
Mixing high-street with high-end is a learned skill that will help your wardrobe and pocket last for many (fashion) miles. For those on a budget; if you really love a particular item in your favourite high-street store, don’t forget that most items are seasonal and will go on sale! There is no need to rush out and buy items that have a classic cut and shape because if you choose correctly you will be able to bring them out season after season. I bought my white Zara blazer in 2010 and have worn each summer since.
White blazers are brilliant because you can dress them up or down, wear over the top of a white t-shirt and jeans, on top of a printed shirt or dress, with a colourful jumpsuit or simply with a smart dress for the office. Try not to buy into the hype that white makes one look bigger – if the cut is right you will look fine. Focus on the fit of the item and not the size!
That’s all for this week…let me know what you think in the comment box below.
Dress by Boohoo.com here
Shoes by Christian Louboutin similar style here
Diamante bracelet – my personal collection
Hair extensions – Dream Tresses – here
Watch – DKNY – similar here
All Photography by Michael Mba