ACCESSORIES, Fashion and Style, Uncategorized

How to wear Hair Fascinators without looking Frumpy

There is nothing that speaks elegance than Hair Fascinators! Can i get an Amen??

Hair fascinators are accessories which are often worn as an alternative to hats but they can easily communicate ‘frumpy’ if not worn correctly. If you love it stylish when it comes to accessorizing then you might just be interested in this post because I will share some amazing tips on how to rock your fascinators without looking frumpy!

Hair fascinators are like a hidden treasure that needs to be utilised more often. They can be worn to functions such as Cocktail Parties, Christening, Bridal Showers or any other formal function just to mention but afew. The beauty about hair fascinators is that they can stand alone effortlessly.

There are no set rules on how you should rock your hair fascinators but here are a few general guidelines which you may wish to adhere to when choosing to wear your fascinators if you don’t want to look frumpy;

Choose the right shape of fascinator

Before I mention anything else, a fascinator double the size of your head is abit off queen! Get a fascinator which is proportional to your head. You might need to consider the shape of your head while choosing a fascinator. If you have a rounder face, you can opt for tall fascinators. If you have a longer thinner face, on the other hand a disc fascinator would work best.

Choose right color

If your outfit features more than one colour you could match the fascinator to accent colors within it. You could also match it to accessories you will be wearing such as your shoes, belt or bag. This could be done to create an amazing coordination of color and can really blend an outfit together.


If you don’t want to be matchy matchy, you could go for a fascinator in a contrasting color to your dress. For example, a jungle green dress would look beautiful with a contrasting fascinator in red, yellow or orange. Please note the contrasting colour does not have to be bright. Cool colors also do the magic!

How to wear fascinators

Generally, fascinators are usually worn on the right side of the head slightly above the the eye brow. They can be secured on your head with either a clip or band. Choose what works for you depending on the hairstyle which you are wearing.

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ACCESSORIES, FASHION TIPS, Uncategorized

Are scarves still stylish in 2021?

Greetings friends, are scarves still stylish in 2021? This is one of the questions which i’ve seen some people ask lately on Instagram.To answer this I’m styling a scarf in 6 different ways!

Ranging from cashmere, sheer, silky, cotton to velvet there are so many types of scarves out there but today I will be using a sheer leopard printed scarf because this is what i could easily access in my closet. It is a rectangle medium sized scarf.

I easily gravitate towards prints because I find them edgy. While I happen to love prints, you could still recreate these looks with any rectangle medium sized scarf of your choice.The beauty about Style is that it’s not cast on stones. There are so many endless possibilities.

Style one: Scarf + Belt

For my first styling, i simply took the scarf and threw it over my shoulders. I then tied a belt to add some edge. See how the outfit transforms. You’d actually think that this is a brand new outfit! What do you think? Comment down below!

With this look just ensure the scarf drapes on the same level at the bottom.

Style two: Scarf + Floppy Hat

If you have a floppy hat, you can also add an element of interest by simply tying a scarf around it. I actually prefer buying floppy hats which don’t have a scarf sewn in permanently because i enjoy switching the scarves to fit my outfit.

Style three: Scarf Tied around waist area

The third style is taking the scarf and beautifully tying it slightly above my normal waistline. I think the scarf helps define your waist even more. You can throw over a kimono preferably a lacey one to add more texture.

Style four : Scarf wrapped around the head

This is an excellent option for those bad hair days or combating wind. Start by folding your scarf into half diagonally then take two opposite ends and tie a beautiful knot under your chin and voila! You can add stunners for that finesse look!

Style Five : Tying scarf around your bag

Scarves can also help elevate a plain bag. Just tie a scarf loosely onto your handbag and see how it elevates your overall look.

Style Six: Tying around neck

For style six, i simply tied the scarf around my neck area. This helps pop your outfit especially if it a monochromatic one.

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Final Thoughts!

When i think about elevating a look from basic to fab one of the pieces which comes in my mind is a scarf. Scarves are one of the wardrobe basics which can be worn year round with different outfits for that chic look.

So Sarves in other words, scarves can never go out of style. Just play around with them for that timeless look.

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Mini Try -0n Haul: Accessories from Forever Trendy

Hey guys, im back again with another haul but this time round, a mini one. Let’s talk about accessories today. You don’t need loads of accessories to be stylish. Agree or disagree? Comment below!

One item that will help complete your look to the best is using accessories. Statement accessories are your bestie when it comes to dressing any plus sized body. Hats and bags are very amazing accessories which fit this bill. They can magically elevate your style in such an effortless way.

Who doesn’t want to look good! I came across these statement accessories at Forever Trendy and thought why not share them with you:

Accessory 1: Beret Hat

My first accessory, is this black beret hat. I’ve never had much luck in finding great hats. What i find out there is either too expensive, the quality is not that amazing or just doesn’t fit me really good.

There is something feminine about beret hats. I love the silver studded details on this particular one. I think they make it look edgy without being over the top.

Forever Trendy has berets in some seriously amazing colors.

The material is really soft to the touch glides easily when you wear it. This hat instantly transforms your outfit from basic to fab to be precise.

Style fact: The beret hat is such an icon in the French Fashion. Now you know what gift to give your French friends in case you have any lol.

Accessory 2. Floppy Straw Hat

Next is this floppy straw hat. I love the fit. It’s one hat which you don’t need to be worried about falling off your head when the wind blows. As long as you get the right size you are good to go.

However it can be abit limiting if you are rocking a bulky hairstyle like chunky braids or weaves. It just might not fit really well but to counter this, check out the other amazing options from this store.

What i love about this particular straw hat is that its large enough to protect one from the sun. For size details, it’s actually a 57cm.

This accessory would be a perfect accompaniment to the beach. On a sunny day, it would also pair very well with a cute floral dress for that subtle look.

Accessory 3: Round rattan straw Bag

The last but not least is this straw bag. I think this is one accessory you might love. The fact that its neutral means you can perfectly pair it with a range of outfits. It’s stylish, fun and timeless just to say the least.

Small but mighty, i must say am absolutely smitten by the round structure. You can throw in all your go – to easy to reach stuff when going out and about. How convenient!

Style tip: You can wrap a colorful scarf around the handle of your straw bag to add some sass. Just play around with different textures based on what you are wearing.

Its amazing how this straw bag has brightened this black monochromatic outfit. Totally love the look.

Oh.. still looks good when you combine the straw bag and hat together.

Did i get value for money? I would say yes! Definitely yeees because the materials are so high quality and these are designs that you don’t see all over.



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