Start your year in personal style
When starting a New Year, it’s tradition to look back on the old year and review what worked best and what went wrong. The former serves to identify why it worked. In the case of turning fashion into style, it serves to make mental notes to keep an eye out when shopping and styling. It’s all about further improving your personal style.
How to know that an outfit works?
Compliments, ladies! “You look gorgeous/great/healthy today!”, “I love your outfit/look!” are compliments to pay attention to. Take a photo of each look you get compliments like that. Analyze what makes these outfits different from the others you wore that week. Is it the color that flatters you? Then stock up on pieces in that shade. Is it the cut that gives you a killer shape? Keep an eye out for similar cuts. You get the idea. 😉
How do know when an outfit may not be so you?
Hints may be that when you wear an outfit someone says something like “great dress, pants, sweater,coat.” Such statement may or may not mean the item is wrong for you. If you get a compliment like this whenever you wear an outfit with that piece and never get one of the former compliments, it is a red flag. Take photos and try to find out why the item steals you the show instead of helping you to make an entrance.
My favorite outfits of each month
Neck-holder velvet gown with coin belt and leather opera glovesMarch
Pea coat c/o London tradition styled with own London Jeans leather pants, Jeanne Pierre striped sweater, scarf, H belt, Anne Klein silk polka dot scarf, winter white beret, and Burberry bag
Oliveo shirt, hat (all own) with sundress c/o Needham Lane
Express shirt dress with Salvatore Ferragamo pumps, Dooney and Brooke bag, oblong graphic print scarf, beaded necklace (all own), and wood watch c/o Jord
Work outfit with Newsport New pink motorcycle jacket, BCBG wide statement belt, Burberry plaid pink A-line skirt, GNW zebra print cardigan worn as top, black pearl necklace, Anne Klein pumps, and Longchamp sunflower yellow bag (all own)
Adidas straight pants, Jones New York button down shirt, Ann Taylor blazer, and Harley Davidson booties (all own)
Calvin Klein toggle coat, GNW tight, Vince Camuto boots, structured bag, cable knit hat (all own), and India Hicks scarf c/o Tammy GrayApril
Lookbook Store leather motorcycle jacket, Talbots floral print pleated silk skirt, Ivanka Trump pumps, Celine Tote and T-shirt c/o ONNO
AP pleated silver skirt, Star denim jacket, T-shirt and pumps (all own)
Newsport News pink leather jacket, eShakti abstract floral print dress, Ivanka Trump pumps, and Jaeger tote (all own)
Newsport News leather jacket, Oliveo button-down shirt, neckerchief, smoky quartz belt, London Jeans BF jeans, Gucci bag, and Studio heels (all own)
Leather pants, Kieselstein Cord belt, statement buckle, GNW Luxe sweater, Puma sneakers (all own), and India Hicks scarf c/o Alaska India Hicks ambassador Tammy Gray
What have most of the above outfits in common? Pink, sleek, leather, heels, featuring the ankles, legs or lower arm.
Which of the above outfits do you like the most? What is you own favorite go-to outfit? What are your key style elements? What are your personal style challenges? Let me know by email so I can help you.
Welcome to the 92nd Top of the World Style linkup party
This linkup party is the first of 2017. Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past. Welcome back! You and your lovely outfits make these parties so exciting, fun, and inspiring. You are an awesome crowd!
When you are new, welcome. We are glad you are here. You can sign up the form below to join the VIPs who receive an email invitation each week for the Top of the World Style party.
As a “Thank You” for linking up, I pin photos from this party’s posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your posts to this group board, please follow my boards on pinterest (pinterest requirement to add you), and send me an email with the request to be added to the group board contributors. I will email you an invitation. All you have to do then is to click accept and start pinning your outfits.
When you want to get a free feature at the Top of the World Style party as a co-host, all you have to do is to click the link and let me know. We then will agree on a date and I will send you the linkup code that you add to your post.
Top of the World OOTD from the last party
Suzanne, the blogger at Ask Suzanne Bell became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. Her oversize is a statement for itself – it is the outfit. In outfit, she gave it the space to stand out by keeping the rest simple. Well done.
Elsie at Sparkle and Slippers‘ outfit of February in her 2016 recap post became Top of the World OOTD My Fav.
Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button from my Linkup Page.
- Grab the above banner and put it into your sidebar if you like
- Please follow your hostess via email, facebook, twitter, pinterest, google+, and/or instagram
- Linkup up to four of your fashion/style posts by simply adding your link below
- Please be a good sports and visit the posts of at least three of your linkup-fellows, introduce yourself to them to network and to make new friends. If you know them all already, I am sure they still appreciate your stopping by and saying Hi
- Please help that you and everyone of us gets more traffic by spreading the word about the party and tweet See the awesome outfits at the Top of the World Style linkup party. Thanks.
Thanks for stopping by and linking up! Come back soon.
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