Look Fall Fabulous In 5 Easy Steps | Clozette

(cover photo from TheOctoberRoad)


The beginning of October brings in cooler temperature. And that means it's time to start piling on our warmest coats, scarves, and knit sweaters. But let’s admit, layering clothes takes a bit more mental creativity and time.


So to look great and ready for Fall, here's an easy 5-step guide on how to effortlessly style your OOTDs for Fall!


--------------------------


Step 1: Pick a thick sweater



(Get It Here)


The thicker the sweater, the warmer you'll be. We like sweaters made of wool like this one from Forever 21. You’ll feel like you’re wearing 3 thin sweaters in one--making layering so much more efficient and easy.

Step 2: Thick Skort



(Get It Here)


You’ll start to read “thick” a few more times here! That’s because picking thick materials will do the trick in helping you stay warm, even if you’re wearing a skort like this one from Free People. For added warmth, pair it with thick leggings underneath. 



Step 3: Patchwork Waterfall Poncho 



(Get It Here)


The goal is to stay in style. So opt for a waterfall poncho instead of the usual coat for an extravagant appeal. A poncho with patchwork or pattern just like this one by THEORY is great to brighten the dull colours without looking too loud.



Step 4: Matching Fedora



(Get It Here)


Add a final touch of glam and class by wearing a fedora that matches the accent of your patchwork waterfall poncho. In our example, this maroon red/marsala fedora by OEM works best.



Step 5: Aim high with boots 



(Get It Here)


We recommend walking in knee high boots that at least hit your knees. They’ll keep your legs warmer on top of your leggings like this pair from Cicihot. If you have petite legs, opt for booties.


--------------------------


Want to know more about Joua? Follow her here!

Blog | Clozette | Instagram

READ MORE ON THIS TOPIC


 

Last Saturday we saw a full house of bloggers at Blogger Babes Asia's Singapore stop, with Blogger Babes US CEO and co-founder, Heidi Nazarudin fronting the stage once again to conduct her "Fame. Fortune. Fans." workshop with Clozette.



Clozette Creative Director, Kersie, introduces Clozette & Blogger Babes Asia.


If you are a budding blogger eager to fan the flames of your passion for blogging, read on to discover 5 things we learned at the workshop on how you can improve your blog and reach out to brands


Blogger Babes Asia Singapore workshop in progress.


Know your niche.


The first fundamental of blogging? "Don't try to be someone you're not," said Heidi when she spoke about finding and amplifying your niche. It may sound like a no-brainer, but it is easy to lose your unique, distinctive self in a sea of blogging enthusiasts.


Knowing your forte helps you identify who your core readers are and their main interests, so you can create content that is relevant and quintessentially yours.


Branding consistency is everything.


Your personality, blog design, photographs, social media content and writing style are all part of your branding. They should always communicate one key uniform message without confusing or misleading your readers.




Heidi Nazarudin leading her ‘Fame. Fortune. Fans.’ workshop.


Visual content is as significant as your text content.


Do you know that the brain processes visuals 60,000 times better than it does on text? And 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual? That is why visual design is as important as what you write.


Pick a blog theme that best suits your brand identity. Ensure that your blog interface is user-friendly. Make sure that your photographs are in good quality. These are just some basic rules of maintaining a tip-top blog.


You are your own editor-in-chief.


Managing your blog is just like running your own magazine publication – developing an editorial calendar that revolves around different themes and combinations of evergreen and topical content will help you stay grounded and organised. Time to channel your inner Anna Wintour!




Bloggers mingle around during refreshments.


Create a media kit to help you reach out to brands.


Ever wondered how you can market yourself better to brands without waiting blindly for them to reach out to you? A media kit is your best sidekick. Varying between one to 12 pages, a media kit should detail what your blog is about – equipped with statistics and case studies – and explain what it can do to help build brand value.


The most important takeaway from the Blogger Babes Asia Singapore workshop? "If you can't describe your blog in one to two sentences, you have a problem with not knowing what your blog is about," said Heidi.



The Clozette team with Heidi Nazarudin.


--------------------------


Special thanks to our jewellery prize voucher sponsor, Aurum Jewellery!

Click here to sign up for Blogger Babes Asia.

READ MORE ON THIS TOPIC


 

Wearing something basic isn't a fashionable excuse to slack off with your look. In fact, designers, stylists, and models have been working the trend whenever they're not strutting under the limelight and just like any trend, it has an art to it. It's comfortable and chic, but how do you elevate it even more for a luxurious OOTD?


We've got 4 tips and inspiration straight from DKNY's Resort / Pre-Spring 2016 Collection to help you out! 


--------------------------


Work with a Colour Palette in Mind




The basic trend makes use of neutral colours, but you can always go against the norm. Adding this extra effort to putting your look together results in a polished look that intrigues people. It's simple, but the details and colours add up to a cohesive, pantone-perfect OOTD. 

Just Play with The Pieces




Basic pieces aren't exactly "basic." They're called as such as they are closet staples. In short, these basic pieces are the items you should invest on because they look good with anything--especially when paired together. Play with textures, lengths, and fabrics because basic pieces styled together are unstoppable.  



Make It Look Like You Don't Care




Being a fashion rebel is one of the traits of the luxurious. Wearing the basic trend to an elite and most-anticipated event is a big fashion statement. It's like saying you don't care in snobby yet "fashionesque" way--but you look good anyway. That's the magic of basic. 



Be a Walking Statement




Speaking of statements, elevated basic pieces such as a fur maroon coat,  a fringe pencil skirt, a pair of high cut leather sneakers and such are items that are usual highlights of the whole ensemble. Pick your statement piece and work around it. Either tone it down or amplify it for a street style look that's worth a thousand paparazzi photos. 


--------------------------


Have more "basic" tips to share? Let us know in the comments below!
READ MORE ON THIS TOPIC