Archive | August, 2011

New Beginnings: Dress for your size- Pear

31 Aug

It feels like i haven’t blogged for ages, with the bank holiday weekend and getting ready for college. Time just slipped away from me. Today is officially the last day of August, and therefore the end of the Prolong the Summer Series. Don’t worry, I really feel like we have prolonged it enough. But before we go head in to Autumn, I feel like some tips should be given out to ensure everything you wear looks superb.

At the beginning of the academic year everyone wants to make a change with their life and start again new, whether we actually go through is another matter 😉 I feel like we do the same with our fashion, I find myself buying new clothes in order for my look to be completely transformed along with my personality. However, no matter how much I try I continuously  stumble with certain aspects of my fashion because I don’t consider how certain clothes will fit with my body shape. I see so many people stumble with this aspect- their clothes are fantastic and really original, you can tell they have style. But unfortunately their clothes don’t fit their shape and either engulf them and completely swamp them out or they just look out of proportion. Dressing for your shape is essential in fashion in order to get clothes looking their best.

Now that I have explained the necessity I can explain the different shapes.

Today is Pear Shaped.

Pear Shaped: Think Beyonce or Nicki Minaj

Pear shaped women have curvaceous hips, thighs and bottoms with smaller bust and shoulders.

If you are pear shaped you should look out for; frills on tops, layering on top, light colours with darker bottoms, sleeves or shoulder pads. All these things will happen balance you out.

Just adding a simple blazer or jacket to an outfit will draw more attention to your top half and less to your bottom.

View Item Cream Tailored Cropped Blazer

This blazer from owntherunway.com is being sold at £33.99, which is such a bargain and would really help balance out a pear shaped body.

A perfect outfit would be this one below. The skirt isn’t tight but flowy and therefore doesn’t draw too much attention to this part of the body.

It’s hard to tell people they should avoid certain clothes but for pear shaped women this just doesn’t look too great. Jeans with too much detail on the bum, as it draws attention to this area. Also, skinny jeans in light colours also draws attention to this area.

Remember to keep with your style but keep an eye on your shape.

Fashion is freedom.

SFF xx

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Prolong the Summer Series- Maxi Skirt Saver

26 Aug

If you read the last blog you would have read the start of the ‘Prolong the Summer Series’. This campaign is my basic attempt at persuading people to not just fall back into routine at the end of August just because autumn is coming. When in fact this is our last chance to go summer crazy. 

The Maxi Skirt Saver- 

Well, despite what I just said I also think people should save their money because when autumn does get here you’re going to need to buy a whole new wardrobe. My advice for this time of the year, is to wear what you already have, basically stop buying summer clothes. However, with the Maxi Skirt it can be a summery outfit but what is even better you can also wear it in autumn. Can’t see how? Let me show you how.

Image 1 of River Island Paperbag Waist Maxi Skirt

This gorgeous maxi skirt found on the ASOS website is brilliant. White is the perfect colour for summer, because it is so light and if it is sunny then the sun reflects, which gives off the most incredible glowing effect. A natural tan would take this to another level. Although I advise you to not buy any new clothes, this skirt is currently £20 on ASOS.com

To get the autumn look pair the skirt with much darker colours.  Or you could choice a darker coloured skirt and pair it with lighter colours; like white, for summer.

The Pleated Maxi Skirt is from Missguided.co.uk and is currently being sold for £21.99.

This Maxi Skirt Saver idea is a really good way to save money but also have an outfit for both summer and autumn. I love these skirts because they don’t necessarily need to be for tall people, with a pair of heels anyone could wear it, and it immediately elongates you and makes you look taller. Also, those of you like me, who are a little busty; this flowy skirt idea balances out your shape.

Keep with the summer guys 🙂

Fashion is freedom.

SFF xx

Prolong the Summer Series- Aztec Galore

24 Aug

As we can seethe summer is slowly drawing to a close. Those long, hot summer days that we cherish so much are disappearing.  At this point most people start to fall back into their usual routine; work, eat and sleep. But, with me, I feel like at this time of the year it’s about prolonging the summer. Making the most of it.

By this I mean rush it. Go to and throw a party every day. Wear every single summer outfit you have in your wardrobe. Wear sunglasses when it’s not that sunny – just because you can.

You may be wondering, why this is so important I decided to blog about it. Well, it’s because I spend my entire year listening to people bitch about the weather and their enormously heavy work load. Then i watch in amazement when it comes to summer and they don’t take full advantage of it. Particularly, with their wardrobe; I know some of you out there have still been wearing tights with your shorts. Seriously, all it takes is a bit of ‘Veet’! But before I get carried away…

Today’s outfit from the ‘Prolong the Summer Series’ is called Aztec Galore.

How does Aztec, prolong the summer? With, those bright colours and fun patterns. Aztec screams fun summer freedom. So wear it to a beach or festival. Aztec shorts and tops are where it is at this summer. Everyone is doing the festival look, as it is incredibly fun and filled with musical influences.

My shorts were from New Look, and were paired with a loose plain black top, I chose this top because I didn’t want to overdo the outfit and I wanted to make sure the shorts popped out. Add big sunglasses and a heavy cardigan for the perfect outfit.

Although, New Look is probably cheaper you can get this from Top Shop. Topshop Oversized Crochet Cardigan, Aztec Print Shorts, Rope And Metal Sandals, Fringe Bag And Round Sunglasses

Fashion is Freedom.

SFF xx

Hello World.

22 Aug

This is the first official blog on Style Freedom Fashion. I am letting the world know about what will be going down here very soon.

Firstly,  I am going to be blogging my favourite outfits, my new fashion buys, my favourite fashion websites and shops. But that is not it… I  also want to know about what you are wearing. So I am open to emails and tweets. Your advice and tips will be included in my next blog.

I love music and celebrity almost as much as fashion and will be definitely including those two major things in my blogs.  How? Where? and When can we dress like our favourite celebrities, especially with our extremely limited bank accounts? I know lots of you are wondering.

Well, I know all about  the best steals and will be letting you in on my secret.

Most of all, I want to turn all you ‘Plain Jane’s’ out there into fiery fashionistas, so if you want some help just stick with me and I’ll show you how. Fashion doesn’t mean being like the person next to you, or following the crowd. Fashion is about showing who you really are through the clothes you wear. First impressions really count. That is what Style Freedom Fashion is really about., allowing you PYT (Pretty Young Things), to be yourself.

Fashion is Freedom.

SFF xx