First things first ladies (and gents) keep reading, and if you like what you read click on the 'like' button at the end of this blog post. I would appreciate it very much so. You see I'm taking part in a bloggers competition for Next so I need your support!
The question I'm asking is; "is how you wear it as important as what you wear?" My answer is "yes!"
Exhibit A: Kate Moss
Let's break down what she is wearing. Essentially it's just a plain vest, plain jacket and some shorts with a black bag and black pumps. But throw in some dark Raybans, a rugged boyfriend and bags of confidence and you get a stylish outfit that I, as a mere mortal, could not recreate (plus I don't have the legs for it).
Exhibit B: Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie, Queen of the maxi dress, ignores the "you can't wear a maxi dress if you're short" rule. Whether it's a floral bandeau concealing a baby bump or a boho strappy number she looks fabulous and exudes confidence.
As Gok would say, it's all about the confidence. And it's so true! A little bit of confidence can pull off that tricky playsuit or those killer heels you've been hiding in your closet or even help with adding some accessories to a plain outfit to make it look fab-u-lous!
It's not about spending a fortune in Harvey Nichols to keep up with the trends. It's about wearing what suits YOU and your shape. I know people who shop religiously in Primark or only buy from charity shops, but they look amazing ALL the time. It's about knowing how to dress up or dress down an outfit with a couple of small changes. Do high waisted trousers make your bum look big? Don't wear them then! Find a style that disguises your bad bits and shows off your amazing bits. Knowing that you look a dress size smaller in an amazing outfit will give you bags of confidence, even if it only cost you £20 - including the shoes!
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Finally, if you fancy yourself as a model in the making you should definitely enter Next's latest competition. Here's a link to the Facebook page which tells you all about it, and most importantly you can read about the prizes. A £2000 shopping spree? Yes please!!