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    Tips by Enemy in the Wardrobe

    Habits and strategies of the world's most successful female leaders

    Habits and strategies of the world's most successful female leaders

    ‘The future is female’ says a famous slogan of our days, in a world, where women fight for the rights and get more and more accepted in every aspect of life.

    Of course we are not saying that men are less important, but the tendency of women gaining power is also changing our lifestyle in major ways.

    So if you want to join the powerful female leaders or at least learn from them, here is the perfect opportunity. We have collected some of the things influential women do in order to stay respected.

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    Of course there is no doubt how important outlooks are. ‘Dress the part’ is a motto every woman should have written on her wardrobe. In a professional environment always look smart, feminine and self-confident. Choose your clothing wisely, according to your physical qualities. You cannot go wrong with a black dress, a navy skirt and a white blouse.

     

    The way you start your day is a crucial point when it comes to the evaluation of quality. Start early and with a positive mindset. Don’t rush. Try to do some kind of simple exercise, or even better, meditation before you even get ready. Eat enough and eat healthy. See the morning routine as a gift to yourself, as an hour (or more) of me-time.

     

    Believe in karma, because it always works. So act kind and helping towards others. Co-workers, family members and even staff at your local grocery store. You will see magic instantly unfolding itself in front of your eyes.

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    Be active. And not just physically, (which is of course equally important) but also mentally.  Be a person, who makes the first step.  Approach new people with confidence, be open to others, feel curious. Networking is something we cannot live without in our personal lives or even in our careers. Don’t be lazy, if you have an idea, act and see if it works, you cannot loose anything.

     

    Listen and speak up. It is very important that you say what is on your mind but are also open to issues of others. By doing so you will be more appreciated by others and will also know about every issue that might go on behind the scenes.

     

    Always be true to yourself and never try to be anyone else, firstly because it is impossible and secondly because comparing yourself to others creates unnecessary stress. Insecurities are normal, the question is only how you handle them. So next time you see someone, who is better looking, richer, funnier or simply more successful than you, feel grateful for them and see them as your own personal teacher.

     

    Stay flexible. Of course you can (and should) make plans for the near and far future but also give a little space for the unpredictable. If you are open to change and learn to let go easily, you will find that it reduces anxiety and can take you on completely new paths.

     

    The slow fashion concept and how to follow it

    The slow fashion concept and how to follow it

    The idea of slow fashion is not only a contemporary trend that is taking over the world, but a solution to a real-life social problem that affects each and every one of us. Nowadays we live in a society that pushes information to our brain 24 hours a day and urges us to buy, keep up and collect. This phenomenon, when we talk about the fashion industry, is called fast fashion: trends that change every season, clothing and accessories that are available affordable but low quality and therefore end up in the trash in no time.

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    When shopping for that perfect little black dress for example, how many of us do actually think about where that dress was made? Who had to put energy and work into producing and selling that dress to us? It is understandable that we automatically look at the price tag and find less expensive pieces more appealing, but do we actually think about who has to pay that little extra we saved? The problem with fast fashion is that it is pushing workers (garment technologists, people working in factories) to produce more for a much lower income. A lot of times they offer their lives for the 5-8 Euro t-shirt we pick up from the shelf and wear approximately five times. So what is the solution?

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    The solution to fix this global issue is to adapt ourselves to buying more thoughtfully. When looking at a possible new garment, look at the tag: the tag shows you everything you need to know about the product, just like ingredient labels on food. It shows where that item was produced, what materials were used to produce it and from that you can easily tell if the work that has been put into it was paid fairly or not.

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    Due to statistics, women only wear 20% of their closet 80% of the time. Which means, most items just hang there sometimes still with the label on. If you start dressing mindfully, you will find that you only buy clothes you actually like and wear.

     

    Step 1

    Know your style and only go for garments that fit you perfectly. Don’t make any compromises; the perfect items will highlight your shape perfectly.

      

    Step 2

    Buy key pieces you can mix and match. After doing a full wardrobe cleanout, decide what you will need (a white shirt, basic trousers, a little black dress etc.). Write a list and follow it when shopping.

     

    Step 3

    Support local designers. Go for dresses produced in your area, for example in Europe by designers who understand this concept and are following the mindset of minimalism and you can contact them with questions and get detailed answers on sourcing and their whole supply chain is transparent.

     

    Step 4

    Use what you have in many new ways. High quality clothes are also durable and will support you for many many years, so make sure you get creative! Accessorize them in new ways; be playful according to your mood and style.

     

    We at Enemy in the Wardrobe feel very much dedicated to the slow fashion concept and create pieces that are especially made for your taste. Have a look at our online store and start building your capsule wardrobe now!

    Denim: the versatile trend for every season

    Denim: the versatile trend for every season

    Jeans are forever. We do believe in this motto, so we created our truly stylish and very comfortable denim collection for the ladies, who like to follow the trend.

     

    Trousers made from denim material are called jeans and originally generate from the city of Genoa and date back to the 1860s. Denim comes from the name of the French town serge de Nîmes.

    This popular material was made to be durable for workers in the US and has become famous through some big jeans brands. It was exactly the opposite of a fashion item, worn only by "the poor". The fits were loose and sturdy at the beginning, there was no talk of skinny fitting or straight cuts at the time. In the 1950s, James Dean made an appearance on the silver screen wearing jeans as the sign of youth and rebellion. It still needed time for a breakthrough though. 

    By the 1960s, jeans were becoming more and more fashionable and finally in the 1970s became recognized as a fashion item. From then on, all the different styles appeared. Flared, straight, used, distressed and washed jeans became the it-pieces of every wardrobe. The original ink-color was soon followed by different hues, including black, grey and camel.

    The cool trend has since become fashionable and a must-have in all wardrobes, for men and women.

    It is however a misbelief that denim can only be casual and is only suitable for teenagers.

     

    As we, too are in love with this material, we crated looks, that can be worn in office environments and on nightouts, too.

     

    The denim skirt

     

     In both pencil and A-line variations, you can combine our different denim skirts with casual sneakers and a t-shirt or a stylish blouse and high heels. The shape will highlight your figure and keep you comfortable all day.

     

    The denim dress

     

    We have a large selection of denim dresses, our favourite key pieces for a truly fashionable wardrobe. Our special denim material is both durable and high quality, is elastic and can be washed in the washing machine, without losing its shape.

    Our brand new Oxford dress with beautiful raglan sleeve and a perfect boat neckline is convenient and very elegant for the working ladies.

    If you prefer a more feminine cut, opt for the Paris or Luxembourg dresses, with V-neck or boat neckline, whichever is your preferred choice. These styles can be accessorized with colorful moods ribbons depending on the occasion.

     

    The London dress is a versatile pieces for an active day. The boyfriend shirt style is both trendy and sexy, while the gold snaps are giving it a feminine touch.

     

    The denim top

     

    Denim is not only made for trousers and dresses and we can prove that!

    We have created the Berlin shirt and tunic for you in high quality dark denim, to match with leggings or even jeggings on the sunny days.

    To finish the look, you should add the Helsinki denim jacket to your outfit, which is so much more than a regular denim jacket. With a short cut and standing collar, it will be your best friend to reach for on a chilly spring morning.

    5 ideas to speed up your morning routine

    5 ideas to speed up your morning routine

    There isn’t much more precious than those extra five minutes in bed on a weekday morning, before starting your day. However we know that getting ready for work can take up valuable minutes especially, if you put extra effort into looking your best self. We have some tips for you to get back this additional time and get ready faster, easier and still be elegant on those tired mornings.

     1. Get ready in your head the night before

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    Or actually the day before. Have a look at your diary and go through your schedule mentally. Prepare what you need to bring with you, who you will have to meet with.

    2. Clever beauty routine

    Practice your everyday beauty routine and decide on a look that you want to go for on most days.

    Most people shower in the morning, but it can take up extra time before going to work. In the early hours just wash your skin and apply a cream before doing your makeup.

     3. Have a manageable wardrobe

     

    If all your pieces would match each other, how easy would your life be? You would not have to think much, but simply pick your favourite pair of trousers and match them with any shirt you find. Sort out your clothing items and make your wardrobe more manageable.

     4. Accessorize easily

     

    You don’t have to leave this step because of a lack of time. Believe us, it is possible to have a colourful range of accessories you can mix and match to your mood and outfit.

    5. Feel good about you

     

    When you feel feminine, elegant and beautiful, it is much easier to organize not only your mornings, but create an attracting aura around you.

     

    To find ideas to create your ideal practical wardrobe and stylish accessories, check our latest collection.

    Dress to your mood: Colours and their meanings

    Dress to your mood: Colours and their meanings

    It is known that different colours have different psychological meanings and can have a large influence on our behavior and mood throughout the day. The colours we wear on certain days, do not usually represent our favourite shade, however they can tell a lot about what message we want to give to those around us.

    1. Black

    Black is one of the most worn colours and can have lots of different meanings depending on the context. It is the shade of mourning and communicates distance, however, it also stands for power and seriousness. Black is elegant and can be worn in many different forms: as a little black dress, as elegant black heels or a black trench coat. To avoid overdoing the trend, combine dark pieces with colourful accessories or even a touch of white for contrast.

    1. White

    As the opposite of black, white is the shade that creates openness and stands for light and sensitivity. Brides wear white to communicate innocence and purity on their wedding day. Lots of people think, white must therefore not be worn on any other occasions. This view is completely wrong, as a stylish white dress, a pure white blouse or white jacket can be the highlight of any outfit. 

    1. Blue

    Blue is another one of people’s most favourite picks from the palette. Blue comes in many shades and has a variety of meanings. It creates a fresh, clear sense and reminds of ever-flowing water. Navy is a great alternative to black and represents professionalism, trustworthiness and seriousness. It can be combined both with colours and with camel, white or even black. Dress up for a meeting with a navy dress and brown court shoes for the perfect look!

    1. Red

    This is truly and clearly the colour of love and passion. It draws attention and is a strong statement as part of clothing. Choose this colour if you feel feminine and want to show your strong side. Be aware however that red can appear aggressive so be careful not to exaggerate with it. Red can be greatly combined with black or white for a true fashion statement.

    1. Green

    Green is another increasingly popular shade, which appears on the runway season after season. In 2017, leaf green was chosen as colour of the year by Pantone, which made the colour even more sought after.

    If you like colours but are not a fan of bold statement shades, go for emerald, or forest green, which represent nature and create a sense of freshness and style. Green can be best combined with other earth colours (shades that appear in nature) such as browns, and greys. 

    Whatever your style, remember, you can influence your mood and the way others will look at you simply by changing the colours you wear.