Happy Easter Monday folks (and a Happy New Year too)! I know it has been a while but, it's never too late to wish you guys a beautiful and prosperous 2019! A new year for me means being resilient and upgrading things up. Exactly what I'm going to do for my wardrobe. The more I get older, the more I feel investing in quality pieces that show my character. Pieces that I can easily recycle and style into different ways. It doesn't necessarily have to be expensive. Stick to your budget and don't buy if you don't need it! Buying a lot of clothes to drop them eventually in your closet and forget that you had them it's a huge NO-NO for me.
For the very first post of this year, I want to introduce you back to floral prints. And I will give you some of my secrets not to overspend your money on things you won't even wear. So ladies, let's get that flower power back.
I know not everyone loves prints but, I still believe if it's worn with grace and flare you can rock your style. I went for this black floral blouse because of its versatility. The flowers contain pastel colors such as peach, mint cream and pink, which made it easier for me to pick a color for my high waist culotte. I made a choice for peachy pants but, you can pick mint cream or pink as well. I tried to stay in the tones of the flowers printed on the blouse. You see the good thing about this turtle neck blouse is the black base color. I just had to match it with the shoes and the handbag. Black always works.
So ladies! Below are some of my techniques I use when I go shopping. It can help you to make wise decisions towards your shopping attitude.
As promised earlier. I want to give you my secrets based on simple questions I ask myself when shopping. The purpose of this idea is to save more money than before. Firstly, there are maybe a lot of you raising the question of why I'm doing this. Well, there came a moment in my life I felt like spending too much money on clothing than even saving money to go on holiday. I thought what if I went to a store and didn't buy anything? Would that be possible for me or not? I started to ask myself a couple of questions. What would I do with this outfit? Do I really need it? And most important of all! Am I ever going to wear it or would I be able to recycle it or to give it away. In firsthand, those questions may seem simple to answer but, thinking more seriously about it. As a fashion influencer, those questions become important when you are trying to be independent. I thought if it worked for me why should it not work for somebody else. It's even that simple that you don't think about it. Using a kind of questionnaire can help you reduce your spending. Am I saying that this is the miracle trick that will make of you the most disciplined person of the world? Absolutely not. Don't get me wrong. It will allow you to think about the subject even to talk about it with your friends and family. It's for me a way to become more responsible for my expenses and to think more about the future in a healthy way.
Photographer| Florence Wijnen
Hair: Catherine Fodjo Inter-hair (Harlow Antwerp)