6 Wardrobe Staples Any Modern Woman Should Keep In Her Style Inventory

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The times are changing seemingly faster than ever these days. The advent of social media and internet fashion icons lend us the feeling that the world is in a state of ever-changing flux, especially when it comes to fashion. Your wardrobe last year is probably much different from the wardrobe you’ll desire to own this year. It’s not easy to keep on top of modern fashion trends, but as a lady who’d like to stay current, it can feel hard to resist the beautiful style fads that come around every month.

However, as a modern woman, some simple wardrobe staples will never go out of fashion and have many practical uses. If you’d like to look stylish, professional or homely, all of those looks can naturally be achieved with the following items.

Shoes (All Kinds)

Wearing an array of comfortable, stylish shoes is a must have, but what you wear largely depends on where you live and the season you’re in. Most women have a natural predisposition to great looking shoes, just like men have a predisposition to sports sneakers. Luckily, those two have combined, and now large footwear manufacturers like Adidas and Nike are converting their product lines into beautiful feminine interpretations that can keep us looking great but feeling practical at the same time.

As a modern woman, you’re likely to need a functioning pair of trainers, some light sandals, some ‘going-out’ shoes, be they high heels or otherwise, and a pair of shoes you’d be happy to wear to a formal event. Those four shoe staples will see you well through any circumstance, and you can upgrade them appropriately as those go out of fashion or experience wear and tear.

Light Cardigans

Cardigans are among some of the most versatile garments you can wear. They fit great as a light coating in beautiful weather, but can also pad your undergarments during the winter. Stock your wardrobe with a range of variant thick cotton cardigans in different colors, and you’ll forever be finding practical uses for them. They can also help you blend a modern, city going outfit into that of a city/rustic hybrid, which looks beautiful and keeps you current.

Blazer

Any professional woman owes it to herself to have at least one or two blazers in her collection. Not only will this serve her well at work while advancing the career ladder like a corporate warrior to be feared and respected, but it will also serve her well during formal personal events. A well-tailored blazer can make any woman look amazing, equal parts professional and stylish.

Dresses For All Occasions

You need dresses for all seasons and occasions. Some women don’t think they look good in dresses and prefer to wear relatively practical clothes. That’s completely fine, and it’s not up to us to tell you what you should be wearing and what you should feel confident in. However, if you believe that you and dresses don’t go together well, we’d argue you haven’t found the right dress.

From playsuits to maxi dresses, there are many styles that constitute the word ‘dress.’ You’ll be sure to find one you like if you just search around, and if you’re not sure, why not hire a stylist to help you? You never know how amazing you can feel when you finally find a look and style that works well for you.

Jewelry

Every girl loves jewelry, but the extent of what they wear differs from person to person. No matter if you enjoy long dangling earrings, or having eight piercings in one ear, find what works for you and rock it! Accessories like jewelry can help complete a style, and tastefully applied, can do wonders for your self-esteem and self-expression.

If you’re not sure where to start and haven’t worn jewelry apart from maybe ear studs and a wedding band, why not start off simple with a new gold watch? It’s likely that it’ll never leave your wrist once you place it on.

Hats

Hats don’t seem to have as much cultural uniformity as they once did. It’s easy to think back to Victorian England, where hats were considered a style must-have and helped present your station or understanding to those around you in the society.

Why not bring stylish hats back to your wardrobe? Opting for a large brim summer hat can help you feel amazing during formal events, and can lend you a sense of style and class that’s unshakable even if you’re already on your fourth glass of wine.

The particulars of each woman’s wardrobe are down to her personal taste, and this is the way it should be. However you like to dress though, filling your wardrobe with a few items of each previous suggestion will give you a robust place to start from, and help you interchange outfits at will.

 

5 Small Ways to do Your bit for the World

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Every day, the world gets a bit scarier, a little bit more unsafe and a little bit less protected from destruction. Our newsfeeds and TV screens are filled with bias and war, our political leaders are neglecting our planet, and there are so many scandals that they have almost become normal. With all of this going on, it can be easy to feel as though there is little we can do to make a difference in this big bad world. But, as parents of the next generation, we must be strong and bring our little people up as movers and shakers, carers and lovers.

 

Change begins at home, and here are some small things you can do to make the world a little bit happier and healthier.

 

Buy ethical

 

Changing your shopping habits isn’t always easy, but buying local and buying from ethical companies are a big step in changing the world. By purchasing from local suppliers, you will reduce your carbon footprint but not buying products which have been flown halfway around the world to your supermarket shelves, as well as putting money back into your local community rather than in the pockets of big business. There are also many clothing companies out there who use natural materials and stay away from exploitation. An example of this is Il Gufo Clothing, a great alternative for children’s clothing without feeling guilty about where you are shopping!

 

Take time out to volunteer

 

Volunteering doesn’t have to take too much of your time but can be a rewarding way to give back to your community and do your bit for a better world. Volunteering comes in many shapes and sizes and can involve one day a week spent in your local charity shop, planting trees, spending time playing cards with the elderly or helping out at your local food bank or soup kitchen.

 

Offset your carbon footprint

 

If you are a family that flies or drives a lot, there are many ways in which you can offset your carbon emissions. Websites such as carbonfootprint.com and cotap.org allow anyone and everyone, from large businesses to individuals, to calculate how much carbon they use and then options for offsetting it – from tree planting to contributing to sustainability projects.

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Give blood

 

Giving blood is one of the most rewarding ways in which you can give back to both your community and the world. By taking some time out to give blood, you can directly save someone’s life who has been in an accident, needs surgery or even a transfusion. How amazing is that? You also get given tea and biscuits at the end, which is always a win in my books too!

 

Leave the car at home

 

Not only will walking save you money on fuel, but it will result in less pollution and a boost in fitness for you and your family. As a general rule, if somewhere is less than a five-minute drive away, it’s usually within easy walking distance. Using public transport is also a great way to do your bit for the environment, and save you money too!

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