When it comes down to the things that matter, momma knows best. In this case, the thing that matters quite a lot in my life is fashion, and my mom has always been a huge influence on shaping my personal style. I mean, just look at her, she is always impeccably dressed, she looks 20 years younger than her actual age (which you probably won’t ever guess even if you wanted to), she’s busier than I am at her “secret” age, and even up to now, we both go out in more or less the same outfits that are totally unplanned! These little things just made me realize how valuable mom’s style tips though the years have been. And just because my readers matter to me like I matter to my momma, here are 3 of them (style tips) for you to consider:
1. Maximize your aura with a full length number. Showing off skin is not the only (nor the best) way to look fiiiine. Mommy says you can cover up and steal the style scene by rocking a long dress, maxi skirt or figure flattering pants instead. Not only does it make you totally large and in charge, it protects your legs from bumps, bites and bruises too (especially in a bug filled world like the Philippines!) (P.S. of course moms style tips would have a nagging factor to it! lol)
Crochet top, bandeau, skirt, necklace and bracelet from MANGO.
2. Play with bright colors to make you look younger. Well… this might be a style tip she likes to use on herself because if I look any younger than I already do, I might have to go back to school! Buuuut she’s right! Color is a big deal and can change the whole vibe of your look. Pants in deep burgundy or black give off a mature vibe compared to the neon pair I’m wearing, a beige lace dress looks more sophisticated and grown up than the same dress in a pink hue. Even a colorful bag could add a splash of youth to your outfit, while a croc skin one could make you look wise and experienced! Such a small thing to consider, but it leaves such a huge impact!
Vest, Top, Pants from MANGO.
2.5 Pose, pose, pose
In light of looking younger, my mom also acts pretty much 20 years younger than her own age! Here she is teaching me how I should pose for my blog photos (using my sister Jack as a prop). She’s a stage mom too, and I love that about her! Everyday is a crazy weird day with mommy, especially when she takes my outfit shots!
3. Don’t be afraid of unusual pairings, they usually yield the best results. Here, I’m wearing a playful romper with a glamorous necklace and a striking yellow pair of sneakers that totally contrasts with the theme of my whole look- but the result? I love it! This was the look I was most comfortable in! I guess this last style tip is the one that helps you shape your personal style the most because it allows you to play around and experiment to find the best combinations that make you feel comfortable and confident. Instead of copying someone else’s style, try to toss on a few things yourself and see how you like it. If it doesn’t work, try something else! You have a new outfit for every single day, and with that, new chances to experiment!
Romper, necklace from MANGO.
Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did producing it! Here’s a pose for you that mom will be proud of lol! Have a great day guys!