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Pyjamas Trend

When the distinct 'bedtime' look first started appearing on the Dolce & Gabbanna's autumn/winter 2009 catwalk, pyjamas looks has set its trend and has since been taken on to different catwalks.

Nevertheless this is not a trend that everyone can take in straight away so the success of this trend is quite a surprise to the high streets. The ‘pyjamas’ look has become a hot trend at the high street in this Spring/ Summer. Stella McCartney and Rihanna were one of those celebrities take on this look recently. Obviously, I am not that amazed by how celebrities could influence or encourage a trend. In the photos below, I think Stella pulled it off nicely and in a classy manner (not sure about her hair though) but Rihanna went a little overboard. The bedtime ‘feel’ had gone too far that I genuinely feel that  she just walked out from a bedroom.

When I first know of the pyjamas trend, I thought of “comfy, lazy, relaxed, cosy, baggy” and I really like the idea of wearing my pyjamas out straight from my lazy morning on a Saturday or a Sunday. So when I first heard about this trend, I said to myself: wow, that would be so much more convenient and comfortable, what a great trend! Then I reminded myself, hey, don't be ridiculous! Obviously going out in my pyjamas is not the encouraged idea and obviously not exactly encouraged by the fashion industry. When the fashion industry starts a trend, they are merely looking for more expenditure to be involved in the market. So there you go, this pyjamas trend that we are talking about is definitely not a simple, cosy cotton pyjamas set, but rather chic, swanky, ritzy, printed silky & highly patterned trousers and matching tops.

Personally I never love following trends. As I mentioned it in my blog earlier this year, ‘trend’ is not part of my philosophy. However I do think if you are able to mix and wear with the right combination including your hair style, accessories, shoes, colours and finding what style suits you, be it on trend or not, it will always work. 

This trend has gone so hot has its reasons too. It is quite age and shape-friendly. Many of the designs actually disguise anyone’s not-so-flattering figure quite well and it even goes well with the 5-months pregnancy bump and looks smart. Whilst the young 20s can wear with a light blue denim shirt and a chic baggy light pink pyjamas trousers and wedges, a chic 60s can wear a classy silk patterned pyjamas shirt teamed with your favourite jeans and high heel.

Remember though! Be very careful when you try this trend. How you wear it is the key. I would say in order to pull of nicely this pyjamas look boils down to three essential things: hairstyle, heels/ wedges and a confident posture. Since it is a “pyjamas look”, definitely do not go with anything that looks absolutely too cosy in comparison to the rest of your look. For instance, flip-flops and baggy cardigans. Go with heels and tailored jacket. Heel/ wedges are to help you to stand at a confident posture. Sweet and simple.

If you aren’t sure on how to wear it or you do not have the confidence to pull it off, then at any cost, avoid it.

So what do you think guys? Do you dare to wear it out or have already worn it many times and would love to share the tips with us? Please share!

Love & be inspied always,

MeeKee XX

 

Photo credit: glamourmagazine, vogue

Promotion Alert 27.04.2012: Footless Tights

Footless Tights are perfect for the weather we’re having at the moment, as they keep your legs warm but let you wear all of those super cute summer shoes you’ve already bought – plus, they are incredibly versatile and will take you from office to bar with ease. My Tights have a great deal running on selected styles: buy one pair and get the second half price!

Choose from these 3 products: the directional Hole Flag Footless Tights, the funky coloured Graffiti Print Leggings or the super sweet Ruffle Footless Tights.

 

女人守則

My dear girl friends, I read this little "poem" recently and would love to share it with you all.... It is spot-on for me as a woman! For those if you don't read Chinese, let me know if you would like a translation :)

女人守則:

多活動,少窩家。走出去,一枝花。
待在家,成老媽。少鬱悶,不消化。
找女生,互相誇。美美容,侃八卦。
逛逛街,把錢花。找男生,說說話。
嬌滴滴,笑哈哈。講品味,別太花。
人再忙,把妝化。少喝酒,多喝茶。

給誰省?別傻瓜!
別等到:耳聾眼花,衣再好,腰成蝦。
飯再好,沒有牙。錢再多,床上趴。
情再濃,感覺差。人再好,豆腐渣。
抓緊了,別犯傻!

Lots of hugs & kisses

MK XX

 

23 Apr 2012: Tights Focus!

Hi guys, let's make it all about your legs today! Tights have been a staple in every girl’s wardrobe for oh-too-many seasons, and it’s for good reason: tights can bring your spring and summer clothes well into fall, plus provide a little bit of extra warmth on chilly days! Right now, the trendiest tights are far from basic. Patterned tights, head-turning coloured tights, fishing net, etc. you name it, and no pattern is off-limits. Among them all, I love patterned tights.

Patterned tights are trendy as you can see from many celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Victoria Beckham have been spotted wearing tights with patterns. Blake Lively pulled off the red patterned tights very well in Gossip Girls!

 

Jessie J ~ this is probably her favourite she has worn it too many times!

There are so many patterns to choose from out there. The wear-ability of some patterns may not be as durable (due to the delicate patterns) or versatile as basic, solid tights hence they might not a very good investment. Having said that they are not so expensive for everyone to try! Find "the one" and they will always add attractiveness, elegance, classy, sweet, funky-feel or whatever ‘feel’ you would like to create for your whole outlook and in turn, expressing your style & personality!

Here are some classic & elegant choices that I would personally go for (sourced: MyTights.Com – a specialist hosiery retailer, carrying everything from the affordable and cheerful £4 product to the ultra-glamorous luxury £40 pair!)

 

Knee Length Socks Patterned Tights buy at Luphia Boutique

 

Ok, here are some DOs and DON’Ts tips about wearing patterned tights:

DO: Make it all about your legs. Pick a hemline that shows off your legs and add a pair of high heels that makes them look even longer. Stick with a neutral palette, or at least go for one pop of colour or two max (never 4 or 5). Neutral palette will always work well with anything you wear. One very important note is, please do check the patterns when you’re wearing it. Check out Miley Cyrus (above) ~ her tights patterns wasn’t at the right place and it looks quite awkward.

DON'T: Please don’t make your outfit look too busy. If you opt for patterned tights, then tone down the outfit. If it is cold, and you prefer to stay warm in boots, then don’t wear a midi dress (remember to keep your hem line high). Otherwise your leg will look shortened and you will look a lot shorter than you actually are.

Have any of you been dressing up with patterned (or textured) tights lately? What are your rules for wearing them? Let’s discuss! Leave a comment with your thoughts!!

 

MeeKee XX

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