Style tips for organizing your closet

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You may think that to be chic and stylish you need to have large amounts of clothing in your closet. However, today you will see that this habit can become a mistake, a way of making more difficult a typical question that we will always ask ourselves: what should I wear today?

Therefore, make a good selection of useful and quality clothing will be your best option to always be on trend. This is the reason why today we want to show you some tips to have a chic closet.

To do this, we would like to introduce you to a key concept: the capsule wardrobe method. Although it is used by many lifestyle and fashion influencers, it was invented in the 1970s by the dressmaker Susie Faux, owner of the London boutique Wardrobe. It mainly consists of choosing some basic garments that do not go out of style and later improve them a little with others clothes that are a little more trendy.

Advantages of a good organization of your closet:

  • You will have clothes that are really comfortable and make you feel good.
  • You will buy less items but you will invest in their quality. Less is more.
  • Although the number of garments is more limited, it will be much easier to make combinations than before, with so many clothes, maybe you could not imagine. Therefore, your creativity will reach levels that you never suspected before.
  • Without went out of fashion, you can better establish your own personal style.
  • In a world where it is increasingly to carry out sustainable actions, this measure favours the reduction in consumption, which always benefits the environment.

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Tips for organizing your closet .

Analyze what you have.

This is essential. We cannot take a first step if we are not aware of what we have. Sometimes this can be a tough task if we have a pile of clothing but it is the most necessary starting point.

Your lifestyle and personal taste are key aspects. Think about it to make the selection.

It would not be realistic to fill our closet with party dresses, for example, if we do not go to one of them daily, for example. It is very important to be aware that as much as we like a garment, we must adapt the closet to our normal activity. We should choose work clothes and weekend outfits that represent us and with which we feel good. That is why there is no list of clothes that everyone can follow. Your closet will depend on you and how you live your life.

Decide on a color palette that suits you.

We usually dress in a small number of colors. It is part of our style and we almost do it unconsciously. In any case, you have to think about the colour palette you prefer and choose clothes with these tones. They don’t necessarily have to be basics colours such as black, white, gray and beige. Choose some neutrals tones and some complementary ones, but they should be the ones that you really like and with which it is easier for you to combine pieces of colothing.

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Moment of truth: select the main clothes.

Looking at the three previous steps, get those clothes that represent you and that are within the chosen color palette of all you have in your closet. A useful advice at this point is to pick up pieces of timeless fabrics. For example, probably you will not be able to use a too thick sweater in many occasions. If they are also difficult to clean, you will end up getting tired..

Get rid of everything you haven’t choose.

This may be the most painful point of all but it is useless to accumulate clothes that no longer fit you or simply  are no longer adapted to your way of life. Accept it, you’re not going to wear it again. The best option, and the one that we recommend, is to give or sell them to people that you think will use it. And if there are things that are not suitable because they are broken or too old, throw them away.

Create outfits that will save you in your daily routine.

It is very important that you learn to combine what you have. There are very useful tools to help you visualize what you have in the closet. Example of them is ClosetSpace (free) for iOS and Android. This allows you to upload photos of your clothes and then, the software will suggest what to wear depending on weather or season factors. Also, you can receive advice from bloggers, since it allows you to save your looks so that they can advise you later.

Think about what you need to complete your closet.

That fact that we try to reduce purchases does not mean that you cannot get an item that is necessary in your new closet. Sometimes you need connecting elements that help you combine the outfit well or you require an element that is not yet among your belongings. In that case, come on! And think ahead, you don’t have to buy everything all at once.

If you need it, ask an expert.

For many people this can be a great challenge and having expert advice can be reassuring. This way, there are specialists like Vanesa Travieso and her company, PonOrden, who help you with the organization and order of your home that might be able to help. Other option is go to image consultant who surely knows how to make the best use of what you have. Dare yourself!

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The Haute Couture of celebrities

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You may have heard thousands of times how someone praises Haute Couture, those hyper exclusive garments that are only available to the most privileged.

However, do you really know what the concept of Haute Couture refers to?

Maybe you think that any refined garment made by a prestigious designer is part of this type of fashion but nothing could be more untrue. Haute Couture has its own standards that make it the very essence of luxury and exclusivity.

Literally Haute Couture, since the concept is French, refers to the high tailoring of garments.

The term comes up in the Parisian workshops of Charles Frederick Worth, in the middle of 19th century. He became the first artist in Haute Couture as we know today. This dressmaker, who although of English origin developed his entire career in France, was also a pioneer in something important in this sector: presenting his collections with models walking, that is, performing runways in famous spaces in the French capital. Thereafter, the city was increasingly filled up with small shops related to sewing (embroiderers, shoe and glove makers, hatters, etc.).

The Haute Couture “club” is very restrictive and anyone cannot belong to it. In fact, in France, the Haute Couture is included in the law and protected by it

The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture  (Haute Couture Union Chamber) It is the commission that is in charge of regulating and deciding which fashion brands are truly part of Haute Couture.

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What are the requirements?

  • Present a collection of at least fifty original designs to the public every fashion season
  • Clothing must be completely handmade, tailor made and with valuable and original fabrics. The assistance of the sewing machine must be anecdotal and they must have at least twenty staff members full-time (the so-called petites-mains).
  • Have at least two workshop in Paris
  • Outfits must be designed made-to-order for private client this customer, the first buyer, can decide if the garment can be reproduced and ordered by new buyers, or on the contrary, that it remains its own and unique.
  • The dressmaker who begins the work of a garment is the one who must finish it. This covers from the initial sketch to the catwalk.
  • It has to be approved by the Federation.

All of this is especially required to ensure that Paris continues to be the fashion capital of the world.

That is why although sometimes we hear that we are dealing with haute couture garments, in general these will not be part of it. Haute couture garments are usually used on very specific catwalks, exhibitions and only in some cases are they for sale. Either way, it is difficult to establish a real value for such respected garments and for this reason it is often said that they are priceless.

 Who are the members of true Haute Couture?

The list of these members is not permanent but is updated every year. Originally, the main members of the club were some such as Cristóbal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Christian Lacroix or Emilio Pucci.

In addition to Balenciaga, only five other Spanish names have ever been considered throughout their history as members of Haute Couture. These are Paco Rabanne, Pertegaz and Josep Font, Antonio Castillo and Raphaël.

Currently in Spain we have a very important firm that is gaining more and more strength: Yolancris. This has already been tested to belong to the most famous club in Paris, although it is still waiting to pass some filters. Shakira, Lady Gaga or Rosalía are some of the celebrities who have had the honor to wear their designs

The official 2020 list is made up of the following fashion houses:

Other famous fashion brands are allowed to be part of Paris fashion week and present their designs as long as this is not done on the official calendar and, of course, never under the Haute Couture name.

They are called guest members, young and foreign brands that work outside of Paris such as Ralph & Russo, Antonio Grimaldi, Azzaro Couture, Georges Hobeika, Iris Van Herpen, Ulyana Sergeenko, Ronald Van Der Kemp, Zuhair Murad, Julie de Libran, Guo Pei, Aganovich, Aelis, Rahul Mishra, Xuan e Imane Ayissi, Elie Saab, Valentino, Giorgio Armani Privé and Viktor & Rolf.

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How to pick the perfume for every ocassion

Choosing the right perfume for every ocassion is a part of behaving oneself and transmiting to the people that sorround us.

Not every perfume works for every ocassion, we need to take into account the time of the day, the place and the activity we are going to carry out.

For this reason, we must pick the proper perfume for day lunch, a romantic dinner, work ora special event.

Furthermore, a vital factor when picking a good perfume is its fixation because it tells us how much it will last on our skin.

Moreover, some people are loyal to one perfume because they like it and want to be to identified by it.

This can become a mistake if the perfume has some markeable characteristics, even if these characteristics are soft or intense.

Nowadays, there are numerous fragancies to choose among for each moment.

On this matter we are going to select for this post the best perfumes according to the ocassiona and the activity we are planning on doing.

Perfumes for the day

If you are attending to a lunch, event or whatever celebration during daylight, the perfume must be fresh, with soft flowerish or citric glances.

If you prefer sweeter aromas, apple can be a good option.

Perfumes for the afternoon

When the afternoon comes, we want a fragance that strikes harder than a morning one. A stronger flowerish glance would do.

Sweet and intense vanilla or bitter ginger canmake your perfume cheekier and personal.

Lemon, musk or wooden aromas are also good options for the afternoon.

In the following lines we are pointing out some of the top selling women perfumes for fay and night:

Chance by Chanel, Light Blue by Dolce&Gabbana, Chloé, Calvin Klein ONE, Acqua di Gioia by Giorgio Armani, 212 by Carolina Herrera, among others.

The perfume culture is getting to the masculine area of society. There is a wide variety of perfumes for them according to the place and moment. We will highlight some men perfumes for these occasions:

Allure Homme by Chanel, 1 Million by Paco Rabanne, Dior Homme by Christian Dior, Invictus by Paco Rabanne or Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss.

Perfumes for the night

For a romantic dinner, a spectacle or whatever event during the night, the perfume must be a smelling explosion.

The calmness and warmth of the day let some space for much more seductive aromas. This is the moment of the day when we want to leave a mark.

For this reason, we want our perfume to be a declaration of intentions, with more intense aromas.

Musk, amber or pachuli become a key piece, without leaving behind some flowers suchas jasmine, orchides and violets.

For night ocassions, the most recommended perfume for women are:

Good Girl by Carolina Herrera, Black Opium by YSL, Scandal By Night Jean Paul Gaultier, Goldea The Roman Night.

Also, we are remarking some of the best selling perfumes for night events:

Solo Cedro by Loewe, Bleu by Chanel, Bvlgari Man in Black, Nuit D’ Issey by Issey Miyake or Gucci Guilty Black.

Some perfumes for the everyday life

It is also very important to choose the perfect perfume for work and everyday life so it is not too much or too little of aroma.

There are different fragancies that are very versatile, that can be worn everyday, adapting to diverse climates, times and circunstancies. It is one of the most important decisions because the fragance will accompany you for the whole day and people will identify you by it.

W are lisitng here the best one for women:

La vie est belle by Lancôme, Bright Crystal by Versace, Mademoiselle by Chanel, Truly by Vera Wang.

And, as follows, we are gathering the best selling ones for men:

Allure Homme by Chanel, Dior Homme by Christian Dior, Orange Spice de Creed, 212 Men by Carolina Herrera or Loewe Esencia by Loewe.

Some advices when picking your perfume:

Do not let yourself go by first impressions when smelling the perfume on your skin.

Think about his, perfumes undergo three phases:

  • First phase only lasts 15 minutes.
  • Second phase lasts 40 minutes.
  • And the third phase lasts the most on your skin.

So it is advisable to try the aroma on your skin and let it there for about an hour.

This way, you will notice the different hints and know if it really is the one you are looking for.

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