Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Rule # 29: How to wear ripped jeans.

We see it everywhere. From celebrities to bloggers, from your neighbour to maybe even your aunt. Ripped jeans are here to stay and even if your dad says ripped jeans were a sign of poverty in his day, nowadays they are a must have. Hard to believe, isn't it?

Ripped jeans appeared on the fashion scene in the 80s due to the influence of the alternative rockers and have become more and more widespread in contemporary fashion trends. This season the grunge trend is huge so having a pair of ripped jeans is part of any fashion victim's wardrobe.

So if you want to be trendier than ever and look chic, the first thing you have to do is choose a pair of jeans that flatter your figure. Have a look at my post "How to wear Jeans". Once you have chosen which kind of jeans are better for you, ask in the shop for the same model but ripped! My recommendation is that if you want to have classy and body-conscious shapes, the preference should be for skinny ripped jeans. On the other hand, the effortless effect is best achieved with baggy jeans and turn-ups. However, the important thing is not the type, but your body shape and your boyfriend's ripped jeans are great for minimizing anything you don't want to show.

Now the question is, what to wear ripped jeans with? Everybody knows that ripped jeans go best with the grunge style but there are other styles you can wear with these jeans. And they go from the classic to the most romantic. Loft a classic style, you could pair them with heels and a lace top. Anther look that works perfectly is the timeless black and white combination: just wear a white shirt with black ripped jeans, glittery shapes on tops paired with skinny alternatives and some black items like jackets and simple tops. And you might be asking yourself what you can wear with them in the cold weather? We'll, it's simple. Wear ripped jeans with a cream trench coat or beige jacket or even with an oversized coat.

I personally think that they look really chic and trendy when they the jeans flatter your figure and you combine them with the right accessories. I love them! What do you think about this trend? Have a look at the outfits I created for you.

Ripped jeans, Rag & Bone. Sunglasses, Ray Ban. Blouse & Heels, Topshop. Bomber jacket & Bag, Mango. 

Ripped jeans, Coat & Shirt, Mango. Bag & Shoes, Necklace, Zara. 

Ripped jeans & Top, Mango. Boots, Topshop. Sunglasses & bag, Zara. Jacket,

Friday, 22 November 2013

The war of clones part 4.

Here I come again with more clones. Sometimes it's hard for me to tell which one is the original and which one is the copy. 

Have a great weekend! 

Dolce & Gabbana Vs. H&M

Dolce & Gabbana Vs. Sheinside

Givenchy Vs. Choies

Prada Vs. Sheinside

Stela McCartney Vs. Dorothy Perkins 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Steel the look of: Olivia Palermo.

Olivia Palermo is well known for her amazing style and effortless looks and this international 'It Girl' always looks amazing. If you'd like to steal her looks, here are three options to help inspire you. And the best part is that you don't have to spend a lot of money on these pieces!

Leather pants, shirt & boots, Mango. Gilet & bag, Dorothy Perkins. Jumper, Topshop. Sunglasses, River Island.

Camo pants, Karen Millen. Jacket, Miss Selfridge. Belt, Reiss. Bag, Mango. Flats, Nordstrom. Sunglasses, Sassandbide

Jumpsuit, Dorothy Perkins. Bomber jacket, Mango. Boots, Topshop. Sunglasses, SL. 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Have a great weekend!

Weekends are amazing, aren't they? It's a time to relax and to spend with friends and family or do some shopping. Anything but work, right? In terms of clothing there's no need to dress up but you shouldn't forget that you're are a fantastic, smart woman who enjoys choosing the right clothes and loves to stand out in the crowd. Jeans are the best solution when paired with the right accessories and, of course, the right tops. Have a look at these street style pictures and outfits I created for you so you can look sophisticated with very little effort. 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Shopping Trend: Black & White & Red.

I've already talked to you about some trends for this season and how pairing colours can give you a completely different look and take your outfit to a different level. This time I want to show you the next shopping trend: black & white and red all over. 

Perhaps influenced by the grunge trend, or by too many red carpet events, designers have brought us these three matching colours to give us a bright winter. I personally love it and it can look chic when used the right way. It doesn't mean you have to wear a piece of clothing that has the the colours together. Just mix and match them to get that chic and glamorous look!

Dolce & Gabbana - Burberry - Dior 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Street Style yourself.

If you are one of those girls who wears random pieces of clothing with no personality at all and you want to change your image and create your very own personal style, this post is for you! It might be a bit difficult at the beginning but don't panic.

Sometimes clients ask me to help them with a full makeover. They want to change their style and the way they dress but they're afraid of making that change and this can be a big challenge – for me as well as my client. 

The best way to make a new start and develop a new style is to use basic pieces in a basic colour palette. It will be like a blank canvas where we can add little pieces that make will your outfit pop. In this way, you’ll get the courage to mix and match and try bold colours and statement pieces, etc. that will make you stand out from the crowd.

I love looking at pictures of street style to get inspiration. Check this out:

Friday, 8 November 2013

How to take your style to the next level.

Give your wardrobe an upgrade this season by taking a cue from the fall catwalks. From cool camp to sulty new hues, incorporate these 8 hot trends into your wardrobe to take your personal style to the next level. 


Fashion industry revisited the trenches this fall. Designers like Michael Kors gave army inspired camo a style makeover. Throw on a bold jacket to take your everyday wear go from chic to super army-chic.


Wannabe a cool girl? Just put a hat on and feel cooler! Fab idea for sporty looks.


It is the colour of the season and will give a bright side to your darker, cloudy and cold days. You can wear a strategic pink piece or opt for the total pink look. Either case you'll be the trendiest! For more info about this trend have a look here.


This is the best way to enter into the fall. Fur makes your look more chic and glamorous and will make you feel cozier. It's a must.


Designers like Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui gave their collections a complete flower power makeover.


Instead of buying a new fancy dress or sleek blazer opt for an oversized knit. You can wear it with an skirt or jeans.


If you are still looking for that piece of clothing that will make stand out of the crowed, a cape will be the solution. Huge trend this season and fabulous with jeans! If you want to know more about the cape trend click here.


Get yourself a pair of these booties to amazed the rest of the human being! Pair them with skinny jeans or a skirt. Have a look here.

Sunday, 3 November 2013


One year has passed and The Fashion Guide Blog is celebrating its first anniversary! During these first 12 months, I've tried to guide you with some tips on improving your wardrobe and to looking better. I hope you've enjoyed the blog and made the best of it when choosing what to wear. Thanks so much for being there everyday, reading what I write, looking at the pictures and being a follower. There're more to come so please stick around. I need you there!

Friday, 1 November 2013

The war of the clones part 3.

I keep finding amazing clones all over the Internet that have really caught my eye. This time I found shoes and boots as well as clothes that look more or less identical to me. What do you think? Have a great weekend!! 

Chloé Vs. Choies

Isabel Marant Vs. Stradivarius 

Giuseppe Zanotti Vs. Choies 

Gucci Vs. Uterque

H&M Vs. Balenciaga

Mark & Spencer Vs. Prada