7 fashion items that can boost your confidence this summer.

March has international day, and it’s one of the most important days in the calendar particularly for women’s. This month, I want to help you boost your confidence by using fashion A lot of women do not consider fashion to … Continue reading

7 Winter Must-Haves

As we say goodbye to the skies of blue and welcome the skies of grey for the official 2016 Winter season, it’s time to start packing away your Summer clothing. Dressing for work in Winter is can be a challenge;  one is torn between compromising health to look stylish, and sacrificing style to stay cozy but looking frumpy! Find your balance and look not only chic but totally stylish, without sacrificing warmth. This Winter, the 7 most versatile pieces are:

  1. Trench Coattrench coat

The trench coat is a staple for ladies and gents, and has been around since World War 1. It oozes military flair and is very stylish yet warm. Neutral colours, i.e. black, beige, cream, grey or white make it easier for you to mix and match with your clothes. If you want to stand out go for a bold color like red.

  1. Shift Dress

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This is a staple piece as it is very comfortable, stylish and versatile. You can dress it up or down, and if the weather gets too cold, you can wear thick black stockings to beat the chill and still look prim and proper.

  1. Leather Jacket

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A leather jacket is a unisex piece. Men can rock the leather jacket at work if they work in a semi-formal work environment or when they go out for a drink with the boys. Women can dress it up or down whether with jeans and grungy boots, a maxi dress or even a pencil skirt and a blouse. Aleather jacket is a timeless piece and it is definitely worth the investment.

  1. Boot

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Boots are the most common footwear during this season, and whether they’re thigh high, ankle, flat, or high-heeled, these shoes are a must-have this season. Make sure that they are the right size and they are in a color that complements the items in your closet. This also includes gents; boots complete any Winter outfit with a fashion forward edge.

  1. Slacks

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Choose slacks that are not too tight- remember, they are not jeggings or jeans! If you can see your panty line or your junk in the trunk is on show then opt for a size bigger. You wouldn’t want people staring at you or sending the wrong signals to the ‘hottie’ at work. If you prefer tight slacks, blazers and longer length blouses help keep your look work-appropriate.

  1. Blazer

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A good blazer has the ability to make others take you seriously at work, hence the golden rule to wear a blazer to meetings. Always opt for good quality fabric and the right fit.

  1. Jeans

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Many have casual Fridays at work, so it’s ideal to add jeans to your shopping list. Pick a colour that’s casual yet smart. Be careful with ripped jeans – though it’s Friday, you still have to look professional!

With these 7 items you are guaranteed to conquer the cold stylishly this Winter. Go forth, excel at work, get that promotion, and be not only warm and comfortable, but stylish and gorgeous too.

Xoxo Imelda the Fashionista.

Bringing sexy back with the 5 dresses every woman should have in their wardrobe

Dresses are a staple piece every woman should have in their wardrobe. Dresses are incredibly sexy and feminine. Some men will agree with men that some dresses are really flattering on women’s bodies and they are not only timeless but they are really feminine.Spring is in full swing and every woman should definately have these five dresses this spring,they will make every woman turn green with envy….
1.The shift dress

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The shift dress is a very versatile dress that can be worn from day to night, that means that you can wear it in the morning and then later when you are going out for drinks with friends after work. Also you can also wear a shift dress to church and to weddings. They are very stylish and they can be worn by any woman with anybody shape. If you are not a fan of dresses buy a shift dress in a neutral colour so that you can dress it up or down.
2.The Skater dress

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The skater dress is a flattering dress. It is great for all body types and it is timeless. Its advantage is that it can be dressed up or down. That is you can look super glamorous in stilettoes or comfy wedges, or wear it with sandals or even comfy sneakers .Since it is such a flattering dress It would be an option to get it in a bright colour to lift those spirits.
3.The LBD

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The Little black dress is an essential to everyone’s wardrobe. This is the ultimate party dress. Black is a colour that is forgiving and slimming and has the ability of making one to look incredibly sexy and not overdo it. Any accessories can be worn with this dress. However there have been the introduction of the LWD, little white dress and the LDD, which is the little denim dress if you are not keen about the LBD.
4.The Maxi dress

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This dress goes on forever, whether it is printed, plain, figure hugging or loose, maxi dresses are perfect for spring and summer. The maxi dress looks great if paired with sandals or mid heel wedges, a floppy hat and sunglasses. The perfect occasion would be to wear it when going out shopping. Also opt for it if that special someone wants to introduce you to their family .It is descent yet stylish and in fashion.
5. An evening gown.

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This is also another dress every woman should own. A lot of people have since embraced the idea of night weddings and one has to be prepared for such events. Make sure you purchase a timeless dress preferable a black dress with a unique neckline and a bit of bling, because you want to shine in that gorgeous dress. Make sure you also get stylish clutch bags to match with the dress.
Xoxo Imelda the fashionista

Using fashion to boost your confidence.

A lot of women do not consider fashion to be something that can boost their confidence. Fashion has been there for ages and I believe it is high time women from Zimbabwe started looking it from a different perspective. Though some may view fashion as a get rich quick scheme or something that is just a waste of time, I want to urge all the women in Zimbabwe to start taking the aspect of fashion seriously. If we all wear clothes that are made locally, we can all contribute the growth of our economy. That way, we can all support the local fashion industry and a play a part in cutting down on the unemployment rate.
Over the years we have seen fashion take center stage in other countries and it’s high time we did the same. People tend to judge people by the way they dress and trust me, no matter how good, bubbly or amazing you maybe, your character will be over shadowed by the way you dress. If you are a working woman and you dress like you are going to a party, your colleagues will not take you serious as you clearly will not have earned their respect.
I for one consider working women to be the most beings on this planet and they need to ooze confidence where ever they go and the starting point is to dress appropriately. Most of them are role models because probably they lead lives we wish we had or careers we are dying for, and it is high time they inspired us in a fashionable way.
For one to have confidence, it all starts from the mind and then glows to the outside. The first step is to know who you are and believe it, because if you do not believe it no one else will. Women have to bear in mind and tell themselves, that they are beautiful before some else does. This will entail that, it will not come as a shock to them and they will already be knowing that they are beautiful. When that is settled then you can then look at their figure and appreciate the body God gave you and then research on what clothing suits your body shape
There are 5 fashion items that are consider to be confidence boosters.
1. High Heeled shoes
Studies have shown that men tend to want to help women in high heeled shoes as they look powerful. No matter the size of the heel high heeled shoes are just sexy. However buy shoes that you feel comfortable in if you can walk in sky scrapper heels then opt for them, they are incredibly sexy and they make every woman turn green with envy .Wedges are another option very stylish and very comfortable make sure you buy the pair that would have caught your eye first. . Kitten heels are also another option buy them in a bold color as they are very cute and stylish to look at.

2. A Shift dress
This is a timeless and versatile piece as one can wear it to work and for a date after work. Just make sure that you get the dress in the right size, not too small or too big. The dress has to fit you like a glove so that you can accentuate your best features and for you to be comfortable. Make sure you get it in a right color for example red, and this color just makes everyone just look amazing and Bill Blass once said when you are in doubt, wear red.

3. Classy handbag
Just like shoes are like diamonds to women, handbags are also vying for the same spot. Handbags have become an irreplaceable trend. The trick is to buy that handbag you love and that you will probably carry for the next couple of years. If you want to invest in a statement piece then go ahead and do so .The whole idea is to get compliments and in that way it will boost your confidence that you have an eye for fashion.

4. Red lipstick
Red lipstick has been in fashion for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my mother always had red lipstick and it has always gone a long way in boosting my confidence. The trick is to apply it too much, because you will end up looking like make up on a clown gone wrong, so just try and be as minimalist as you can .That way you will look classy and trust me, women around you, will wish they were you and men will wish they were with you.

5. Embellished Clutch bag
A clutch bag is every hand’s best friend and if it is embellished the better. Most women are like princesses and they love a bit of bling . This fashion item is ideal for weddings, cocktail parties, dates and so on and so forth. This bag will go a long way in boosting your confidence as you will definitely get compliments for the bag.

So go ahead and let your hair down and get your confidence back by looking at fashion from a different perspective and be confidently fashionable.

Xoxo Imelda_The Fashionista.