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    The LBD – everything you need to know about this fashion Jolly Joker

    The LBD – everything you need to know about this fashion Jolly Joker

    This jolly joker item is most probably the one in fashion the most articles have been written about. We can also not skip it moreover it is a must as our brands, Enemy in the Wardrobe’s foundation is the LBD.

    In this article we are focusing on one of the favourite key elements of a woman’s wardrobe: the little black dress. One thing is for sure: the LBD is a multifunctional piece that has come a long way.


    For a long time, black dresses were associated with mourning and were only worn, when needed. However, in the 1920s the iconic fashion designer, Coco Chanel reinvented the little black dress as a stylish item, any woman can wear. This was the first step towards its success. By the 1930s it became famous and was worn by dancers on stage, in any style and variation. The LBD got quickly also popular in Hollywood, as it looked good on the big screen. In fact, the concept of the dress suitable for day and evening did become both basic foundation and versatile item of every woman’s wardrobe.

    Marilyn Monroe in 'Asphalt Jungle'


    Some famous actresses of the time made this piece even more iconic. The blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe wore a figure-hugging dress in Asphalt Jungle. The real breakthrough, however, was in 1961, when Audrey Hepburn appeared in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the memorable Givenchy dress.

    Audrey Hepburn in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

    Since then, the LBD is a regular on the red carpet and is present in almost every woman’s wardrobe. In 2010, the term “LBD” got recognized in the Oxford dictionary and is widely used, not only in the fashion industry.


    Styling your LBD


    Of course LBDs can be various lengths, styles and shapes, which gives women the freedom to choose the ideal one for their silhouette. It can be dressed up and down also, and that is its magic.


    You can opt for a figure-enhancing, knee length style, or pick one with an A-line skirt. The perfect dress can be loose fitting or straight-cut with a boat neckline and short sleeves, or a V-neckline without sleeves.


    When choosing your dress, remember, this, too it is a key piece of your wardrobe therefore it should make you feel feminine and comfortable at the same time.

    An LBD is a perfect base for your outfit and can be combined with heels, or flats, colourful accessories and a handbag to make the look less strict or even more elegant.


    We at Enemy in the Wardrobe aim to offer every woman the style for their individual look  as we know that each of us has their ideal dress, which can be the most used item of our wardrobe.  And what would be better, than having the option of playfully adding colourful touches, accessories to it using our Moods  ribbons, belts and bracelets.



    Key elegant pieces every woman needs in their wardrobe

    Key elegant pieces every woman needs in their wardrobe

    Dressing elegantly is sometimes easier said than done. Whether you need an outfit for a long day of meeting in the office, or a look for a special event, sometimes you will find that your wardrobe has turned against you, offering a range of mixed pieces and styles, you simply cannot combine. But as with lots of other things, there is a solution, which is to have some key pieces in your wardrobe that can easily be matched to others, saving you time and stress.

    1. A crisp white shirt

    They say, you only need a few high quality clothing items, well, this is definitely one of them. A good-fitting simple white shirt is an absolute must for every woman’s wardrobe. Make sure, you find the time to look for the perfect one, do not settle for second best! Also your shirt must always be clean and neatly ironed for a polished look.

     

    1. A black skirt

    It might not be everyone’s ‘thing’, but a well-made black pencil skirt will save you precious minutes when deciding on your outfit. The skirt must be knee-length and should highlight your figure in a delicate way, without cutting into your flesh. For those of you, who are absolutely against the classic pencil cut, we recommend the A-line or skater variation.

     

    1. The LBD

    Karl Lagerfeld once said “One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress” and we could not agree more. The LBD is the Jolly Joker of your wardrobe, which can be dressed up or down for various occasions. There are no strict rules when it comes to this type of dress, any shape, style and material can be the one, just make sure, you feel comfortable in it and you can wear it as much in summer as in winter. Then you are free to accessorize it with some colorful statement pieces!

     

    1. The perfect shoes

    We recommend owning a pair of elegant, plain shoes in black, and another pair in a nude shade to create a perfectly mix and matchable shoe collection. If you feel comfortable in heels, opt for those with a reasonable height (4 inch stilettos might not be the ideal choice), otherwise pick a pair of ballerinas, or Oxford shoes in a plain shade.

     

    1. A practical bag

    Every woman needs a handbag, or at least one! When choosing a bag, make sure, it is the right size (clutches and small bags are not practical for everyday use), the right colour (it matches your coat or jacket and your shoes) and that it is made of good quality materials. Authentic leather, in this case would make your bag last much longer, than its synthetic versions.

     

    When you have these 5 pieces, you are ready for any kind of day!

    Picture source: EW,Pinterest

    Mini holiday survival pack

    Mini holiday survival pack

    Since we have seen Bridget Jones episode one, we know that a mini holiday means “something” in a relationship.

    But I also know that that crazy question is coming up right after the euphoric feeling over the mini holiday plan: what should I pack???

     

    No matter how far you travel or to which continent, city or countryside the carry-on is the size you can fill up for a long weekend. Certainly you need to be prepared for every sudden weather change and program but you need stylish options.

    To showcase the stylish survival essential kit for a 3 days trip at spring (no hiking, diving, riding program planned… sorry) I collected the basic uniform/pieces that can be combined with seasonal trendy accessories.

    Lets see:

    • Black /navy blue or any darker trousers –I suggest a slim fit one or at least a straight one, which can be combined with a dress or longer knitwear piece also.
    • Jeans – the jolly-joker uniform.
    • Dress – depending your body type, around knee length is recommended. Can be the classic lbd? in case you have one which is made of a stretch material and is easy to wear, the very elegant cocktail type which is not really useful in this case. Reason is you need to pack it in a small suitcase, so it should be “take on- and go’ type.
    • 1 skirt – tricky piece as depending on the temperature you might need some “leg protection” which – please! – can not be tights, so than leggings, but then be aware of not to use to many horizontal separation of your silhouette.
    • Scarf – bright color to fresh up the basic items (useful in case you travel in a cabriolet…) and if the weather turns into cold is even more practical not just nice.
    • 4-5 tops/T-shirts – again material should be chosen carefully as they have to look perfect – almost – from the suitcase.

    • 1-2 cardigans/sweaters – to be able to combine with tops in color,
    • 1 coat – depending on the forecasted weather – my favorite is denim jacket or leather, if colder, windier days are coming the trench is for sure a must.
    • 1 hat – spring sun is already to be considered for skin protection and anyway makes your look special.
    • 2 shoes – flat sneakers, the elegant or show-off one and a flat “elegant & comfortable” type patent or shiny ballerina, loafer, oxford shoe
    • 1 umbrella
    • 2 hand bags and some shiny, trendy accessories.

     

    And don not forget to keep a small place in the luggage for vacation shopping, but I do not think that you will need anything else…

    Where is the enemy in your wardrobe?

    Where is the enemy in your wardrobe?

    Actually the born of Enemy in the wardrobe brand, or originally the idea is coming from a long-long demand to have a place where we can with 100% trust choose an item for almost any life occasion, place, event.

    I had enough of hunting the perfect dress, shape, quality material that at least 30x lasts longer than fast fashion garbage, and is not a copy of any luxury brand.

    I need clothes that are interchangeable, reliable; from quality material made under safe working conditions and is able to serve several seasons and occasions. And not at least at all it can be personalized and combined that gives the illusion that I have a stylish and unique up-to-date wardrobe.

    Sounds good I know, but as we did not find we created it: so Enemy in the Wardrobe is a premium upper-clothes collection of redesigned iconic basics for women with a unique and exclusive feature of customization. Huhh, yes, it really works!

    For women, mothers, businesswomen, girls to fulfill a desire to clean out everything from the wardrobe which is not good enough for those who wants to feel in a couple of minutes perfectly fitted every day in their clothes.

    Why enemy? It is also the though which was continuously in our mind what we see most of the time on women around the world: the clothes that are not supporting our individuality, shape, and life - are just simply wrong ones.

    Because they are just not right for us: too small, wrong color, size, silhouette. It doesn’t matter if it is in this season in style or you can see – this even worse as you will be part of a mass just – on every second girl if it is not enhancing my body, colors, my style, my age – it is a perfect enemy for me. They can make us look shorter, older, fatter or even too thin, sad, pale… They do not make us confident, elegant and appropriate for any occasion.

    So fill it up with the basics from ‘Enemy in the Wardrobe’ pieces and they will be from that moment really the enemies of the items before as you will never wear them again.

    It should not be lots of items -  as do not forget we have the versatility of the Moods Collection which can be put on the items in the craziest colors you just need - capsule wardrobe and minimalism is in and is really useful and makes our like easier not to mention more conscious.

    Take time to find out what is the right shape, size, color, cut for you and build your wardrobe to have reliable and stylish pieces.

     

    Enemy in the Wardrobe is designed and made in Europe, under safe working conditions from quality materials.

     

     

    One important reason for slow fashion: when you own already too much to appreciate one good thing

    Everything starts with the fact that today we own too much things and because of that we loose focus on good and important things.

    A famous Japanese method revealed that there exists true pleasure by making order in your home that I definitely share as well.

    Making order is more then the contrary of eliminating the chaos around you. So if you have the feeling that your wardrobe took control and you cannot find anymore anything good to wear, follow these simple steps that will help you to clean out what is good from what is just occupying space on the shelves.

    1) Choose a good day when you have at least a few hours free

    You can start by taking all pieces of your wardrobe on your bed or floor. You will be chocked by the volume of your things if you take them out from their usual place. Separate the different types of clothes and accessories from each other and if you want to push further, separate them by color as well.

    2) Golden rule: selection, selection and selection.

    Go through one by one of each piece and check them all. Whether the size is still good – please consider that wearing smaller clothes then your actual size is will make you look bigger! So put them away from your wardrobe it will not help you to feel good. If you lost weight, I’m sure that the big ones are already gone!

    After that check the reminding pieces: are they matching your requirements in terms of quality or style? Many times you have several pieces of clothes that you do not wear anymore because the zipper does not work or you lost the button or simply the material looks old and used. Count how many of these items are occupying your wardrobe and you will be really surprised!

    Take out of these items those you can easily repair and put away those pieces that do not strengthen your self-confidence.

    3) Keep only the good ones

    After that you will see how many good pieces you have and what are those items that you really miss from your wardrobe. I recommend to buy timeless and quality pieces that you can count on longtime at any occasion.

    Because at the end of the day, your clothes give you comfort to be yourself and it is important that in each piece you feel happy and confident.

     

    slow fashion wardrobe

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