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    5 Style idols we would like to follow

    5 Style idols we would like to follow

    Enemy in the wardrobe speaks for classic style, elegance and comfort. We create garments that will truly bring out the best in you in every situation. But when it comes to iconic style, something that you will be remembered by, where do you get your inspiration?

     

    We have gathered some people with a true sense of style for a daily inspiration.

     

    Audrey Hepburn

     

    The 50s silver screen actress was one of the biggest celebrities of the era. Her slim physique, historic smile and Bambi-eyes have captured the hearts of many people since. One person captured by her innocent beauty, was the French fashion designer: Hubert de Givenchy. The young fashion creative and Audrey Hepburn have shaped the brand together, creating a feminine, elegant, sleek style.

    Audrey Hepburn’s fashion style is based on basic colors (a lot of black and white), statement accessories such as big hats and oversized sunglasses, and slim cut black dresses.

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    Jackie Kennedy

     

    The former first lady has become a style icon with her pillbox hats and long white gloves. But Jackie’s style included so much more than this. She dared to wear color and combine different cuts (such as culottes) for an eye-catching look. Her autumn looks included trench coats, headscarves and iconic sunglasses. To create her look, choose bold colours, don’t be afraid to colour-block and always add a feminine touch to masculine outfits.

     

    Princess Diana

     

    The princess of hearts was not only popular for her kind personality but also for her timeless sense of fashion. Despite having a pixie style haircut, Lady Di always managed to stay very feminine. She is remembered as the most rebellious royal in British history and her youthful, fun style represented just that. Unlike other members of the aristocratic family, she dared to wear short skirts, figure-hugging dresses, bare shoulder pieces and lots of colour.

     

    Kate Moss

     

    The supermodel become one of the most successful women in the industry in the 90s. Her skinny figure, not classically feminine look was a rebellion of its own. Her style knows no boundaries and creates a strong message of Kate’s personality. Something that says: I don’t care what you think. She creates style experiments of textures, patterns and colour. Her inner beauty shines trough the masculine pieces she combines for everyday outfits and she is brave enough to wear pieces that are long forgotten.

     

     

    Sarah Jessica Parker

     

    SJP is often a synonym for style, fashion and femininity. Since her iconic role as Carrie Bradshaw in the TV series Sex and the city, Sarah Jessica is an ambassador for fashion. Her look is light, fun, extremely feminine and playful, but not only displaying latest fashion, but also exclusive, unusual and retro elements. The key piece of a true SJP style, are high heels and trendy bags.  

     

    No matter, which fashion icon you most identify with, make sure you always stick to your own true personal style!

    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.

    Desk til dawn – an outfit that follows your schedule

    Desk til dawn – an outfit that follows your schedule

    In our ever-running lives, us ladies have it especially difficult when managing to always look the part. Bringing the kids to school, having an important meeting at work, going grocery shopping then having dinner with friends is a hard task to manage. We are usually out of time, or have only 10 minutes to get ready for the next appointment, so changing outfits 3-4 times a day is absolutely not in question.

    So how could we still manage? The key here is variability, or the art of ‘dressing it up and dressing it down’. This, of course only works with clothing items, that are comfortable, elegant and have that certain style, which makes them look good with heels and also with trainers.

     

    1. Pick an outfit that is suitable for the weather

    This is self-explanatory, on hot summer days, choose lighter colours, shorter sleeves and loose cuts, whereas on chilly autumn mornings, opt for thicker materials and combine them with a jacket or cardigan.

     

    1. Dress for your first ‘role’

    If you work in an office, and go there straight in the morning, this look should be in focus, when you are getting ready. Do you have a strict dress code? Follow it, by dressing elegantly in a LBD or a black skirt and a plain shirt.

     

    1. Add your touch of style

    It is very important to feel good about your look, so don’t be afraid to style it a little! Add a single colourful belt to a monochrome outfit, or wear metallic accessories to create a highlight.

     

    1. Have your variation at hand

    If you are going to a casual meet up after office hours, change your heels to sneakers and wear your favourite dress with these comfortable flats! If you like, you can still be elegant by choosing ballerina shoes, which will also look good with a dress or skirt.

     

    Key is always to have this flexibility and freedom, when choosing your wardrobe. This is why we at Enemy in the Wardrobe create the most diverse pieces that can be a lifesaver for every workingwoman.