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    Fashion for any shape – how to highlight your best features

    Fashion for any shape – how to highlight your best features

    The problem with fast fashion is that it misses a key point: women are different. Even if two people have similar measurements, it doesn’t mean that exactly the same size of clothes will fit them. But how do we know what fits us best and which items will bring out the best in us?

    Firstly it is very important to know your body shape.

     The Pear body shape

     

    The pear shape (or triangle) is characterized by narrow shoulders and a defined waist. The top half of the body is generally smaller than the part below the waist. Your cleavage is less full, therefore it is important to highlight other areas instead. Try balancing the fuller lower body with putting layers on your top body.

    You can highlight your waistline with fitted styles and choose darker trousers with a straight or flare cut. Opt for A-line skirts and dresses that go beyond your knees and be brave with patterns.

    The Hourglass body shape

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    You can call your body shape ‘hourglass’, if your shoulders are almost the same width as your hips, with a defined waist and fuller bottom.

    It is generally easy to dress for this body shape, as you can choose between V-necks, boat necks or round necks. You can pick peplum tops and wrap blouses. When wearing dresses, you have all the freedom in the world. Show off your silhouette and always highlight your waist! Stay away from boxy cuts and oversized items.

     The Apple body shape

     

    This shape is fuller towards the middle section of the body. The tummy, and bust areas are in focus, which is why you need to optically lengthen your torso.

    Tops should be flowy and go below your hipline. Avoid anything too tight or cropped tops. You can cover up with coats, jackets and vests that finish above your knees.

    Wear dresses that are not too fitted and go beyond the thighs. Anything with V necks and boat necks can be ideal for your shape.

    The Athletic body shape

     

    Your figure is similar to a rectangle; your shoulders are the same width as your hips and you have little waist definition.

    As the weight is evenly distributed on your body, your aim is to create that little curviness, optically.

    You can wear halterneck tops, or strapless styles, or opt for ¾ sleeves in darker shades. Choose trench coats or fitted coats to create some waist with belts and buttons. Stay away from oversized jumpers, jackets or tops in general.

    A-line dresses and skirts can also create this hourglass visual, so be brave and choose these styles!

    Below, you can wear skinny jeans or trousers, or even wider ones, with a gathered waist.

     

    If you follow these simple steps, you will easily find what styles suit you best. If you are still unsure, make sure to consult with a stylist first!

    How to find your style?

    How to find your style?

    Nowadays it is crucial not just to keep educating yourself to keep up to date with work, personal life or free time activities but to look the part whatever it is you are doing. Some women think, style equals fashion, that ever changing, speedy cycle that is very difficult to keep up with. We have good news: it is not the same thing.

     

    While fashion is global, is constantly moving and is sometimes hard to follow, style is eternal, it is individual and absolutely unique. However, there is no strict recipe to what ones style actually is.

     

    Brings out the best in you

     

    Style is like your magic wand, when it is right, it will bring out the best in you in every situation. Your style will emphasize your positives and conceal areas you do not necessarily want to show.

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    Speaks for you

     

    Your personal style will tell a story about you before you even introduce yourself. It will show if you are a casual or a more formal type of person, colours may show if you are playful or classic, maybe even more shy or closed personality. Lack of accessories will tell you are more a minimalistic type, whereas bright jewellery for example will make your passion shine through.

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    Makes you feel confident

     

    You know you have found your perfect style when each and every piece will make you feel confident, more ‘yourself’. If you are now sure about something you are wearing, it will definitely be reflected on your (lack of) confidence.

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    Comforts you

     

    Fashion is not always comfortable. However, if a dress tucks in somewhere, if the shoes cut into your toes, or if you have to keep pulling your shirt to cover your stomach, you have definitely not chosen the right outfit and therefore you are not in synch with your style. Make sure, the materials your are wearing, feel good against your skin, that the cut is flattering and comfy and you can still move.

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    To find your style, you might have to look into the topic more, try different outfits and make notes at the end of the day to remember, how it made you feel. Or you can always seek help and find out more about your style trough the eyes of others.

    For professional advice please visit: https://einthew.com/pages/styling-advice 

    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.

     

    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.