TRENDS FROM 2017 THAT WILL STAY IN NEXT YEAR

December Throwback and Predictions: Trends from 2017 that Will Stay IN the Next Year

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Today Claire tells about trends that will stay!

As time continues to pass, we are now welcoming December. The year 2017 has been full of changes and resolutions for everyone, but some of the main trends are bound to persist in the next year as well. This is especially true when it comes to beauty, fashion and accepting the realness of being who you are. In that respect, December is the perfect month to remember the main trends of the year and welcome the ones that deserve to stay with us again.

No-rules makeuptrends from 2017 that will stay in next year

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Obviously, matte eyeshadow is always going to be the most popular trend when it comes to makeup world. However, this trend can’t be tied to one specific year. On the other hand, using makeup freely to express yourself is something that’s become a true beauty mark of 2017. It’s not that there are really no rules – you’re the one to make the rules in the first place. In that respect, you can opt for the bare face look with nicely shaped eyebrows, or full glam look with as much glitter as you like. It’s true that metallic makeup has only started to rise in popularity this year but the glossiness of it all is definitely going to be a part of the next year’s makeup trends as well.

Minimalism all the waytrends from 2017 that will stay in next year

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Minimalism is something that has its hand in various aspects of life. From home décor to fashion and makeup, a minimal lifestyle has more and more followers. Therefore, it’s quite certain that minimalism will follow back as well in 2018. Even though they are the complete opposites, both minimal and eccentric makeup and fashion looks are securing their place among the next year’s trends. What’s more, mixing and matching the two in different aspects of your life is more than possible and quite enjoyable.

The ninetiestrends from 2017 that will stay in next year

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It’s true that staying original, unique and personal with your fashion choices is one of the major fashion trends of 2017. But, this leaves plenty of room for different styles to seep into the following year. However, one particular style that doesn’t seem to budge from the trend list is undoubtedly the nineties fashion. Plenty of shapes and patterns, as well as the mix of some bright colors together with the darker, more alternative side of the nineties, are all in for a popularity ride in 2018 as well.

Going organictrends from 2017 that will stay in next year

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This year we have witnessed a considerable transition from regular to organic products when it comes to beauty and health. Obviously, taking care of ourselves while protecting the environment is something that even more people need and want to embrace as part of their lifestyle. From organic makeup and skincare brands to organic food and even organic feminine hygiene products, providing yourself with the gentlest but most effective care that minimizes your carbon footprint is not just a trend, but a true necessity in today’s society. Both you and the planet Earth deserve the best.

Practicing mindfulnesstrends from 2017 that will stay in next year

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You may not have expected to see this particular trend here, but practicing mindfulness and getting to know yourself is something that has a deep connection with everything else you’re doing with your life – including your makeup and fashion choices as well as the necessary everyday care. In 2017, more and more people have started to work on learning to recognize their own needs and wants and loving themselves for who they are. Finding the time to do this for yourself is essential if you want to feel fulfilled and confident when it comes to your choices and decisions as well. Keep it up in 2018 as well.

Remember, just like in 2017, the most important thing in 2018 is to do your own thing. Some trends will stay and some trends will go, but being the best version of yourself that you can be is timeless.

What better advise can Claire give us! Thank you very much Claire.

LONG CARDIGAN & JOGGERS & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

I love to wear joggers. Is that very a-stylish?

I bought these joggers last year and showed you it ton sur ton and with a blazer. But I havn’t worn these that much. Several years ago I bought this pinstripe joggers and wore it quite often. I think joggers are easy to style stylish. However I can see these grey/off-white ones also be styled with a simple white tee and white sneakers. And then wear it in a baggy way. I also already ordered another pair, these black joggers. Aren’t they great?

Get style ideas from other bloggers!

If you read many blogs you also get a lot of ideas by other bloggers. I find it great fun to get inspired by others. This outfit I am wearing is inspired by another blogger. I almost only wear long cardigans over dresses. It is fun to style your clothing in a different way you’re used to. So I wear the pants here with a long cardigan and a floral top and light brown pumps. A green necklace that I like better worn as a bracelet and green earrings. And a little green bag. I love it when everything matches. I know a lot of women think that is so ,,thought of” but I love it! Because today’s items are all older, I put simular links under the pictures.

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Get inspired by my look!

Floral top

Long cardigan

Joggers

Beige shoes

Bag: Primark

This is where I link up!

My favorite of last week is: Patti of Not Dead Yet StyleLong cardigan on joggers

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STYLED BY……….REMKE

Styled by……….

Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style?

Every first Tuesday of the month you will  find a post here with someone who tells about her or his style.  Do you also have a story to tell, please contact me via email.

This month tells Remke about her style!

Styled by…..Remke!

When Nancy asked me whether I was willing to write a blogpost on her website for the column “Styled by…” I was a little reluctant to accept, because I wasn’t sure: did I already have a clothing style of my own? Wasn’t it just a year ago that one day I decided to put all my men’s clothes in bags and have these donated to charity? I had, of course, already some women’s clothing hanging in my closet, because in the Netherlands we have this saying: do not throw away your old shoes before you buy new ones. But to say that I immediately had a vision on what would be my clothing style? Not really. That style still had to be developed.

In the months that followed, I slowly extended my ladies wardrobe (and sometimes not that slow). That track was obviously accompanied by trial and error, in other words, with some bad buys. But by doing so I gradually discovered what I liked, what I didn’t like, what is me and what isn’t me, and what colors suit me and what colors definitely do not suit me.Styled by........

Because you know, sometimes something can look nice on the hanger, but that does not mean that it also looks nice on me. For instance I like dresses a lot, but the shape of my male body often throws spanner in the works: I’m tall, slender, angular, broad-shouldered for a woman and unfortunately I miss waist. My body shape is best described as straight and then dresses look like bags without a shape. I realize though that everybody criticizes her or his own figure. Nevertheless I was able to buy a couple of dresses, which I think look nice on me. Styled by.........Styled by.........

Styled by.........

I also love to wear skirts: pencil skirts, short skirts, midi-skirts, A-line skirts, etc. I guess that this has something to do with the fact that wearing skirts and dresses for a “man” is not really done 😉 and that now I am trying to regain the time I have lost in the past years.Styled by.........Styled by.........Styled by.........

To further refine my clothing style I looked a lot at what other women were wearing and how they were combining, both in color and in terms of pieces of clothing. I learned a lot from just observing. And gradually my own clothing style emerged, which I would describe as feminine, smooth and casual.Styled by........Styled by.........And occasionally as neatly dressed, if circumstances require that.Styled by......... I want to make sure though that I do not dress like a teenager: I don’t want to get nominated for the tv program “Hotter than my daughter”. By the way, I have a 19 year old daughter, so I do have a good reference point. On the other hand, I will not hesitate to buy something I really like to wear and I think it is compatible to who I am and who I stand for. As an example, I got myself a very nice summery, short nail vest; you can see a little part of my belly, that’s true. There were people telling me that I am too old for something like that. Obviously I don’t agree.Styled by.........Is my style finished? No, of course not. Style is never finished and will aways evolve, parallel to the development of the person. I do know that there is still a bit of Remco inside of me and that my womanhood has not yet reached maturity. These changes will no doubt be visible in my clothing style. And last but not least, it’s inevitable that aging will have an impact on my choice of clothing and the style of my clothing and you know, that is fine. My motto: seize the day, despite the age you have 😉

 

Love, Remke

Fantastic Remke! It is so funny that you are, as a grown up woman, in your puberty of finding your style. But you know very well what suits you and what don’t! Thank you very much for telling us your style story!

Read more about Remke on her blog.

Do you also want to tell your style story? You can! Send your story with some nice pictures via email to  nancybaten@upcmail.nl and you will be in the spotlight! To the wonderful ladies who have promised me their story, can you please send it to me soon? Thank you!

STYLED BY……….GREETJE

Styled by……….

Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style?

Every first Tuesday of the month you will  find a post here with someone who tells about her or his style.  Do you also have a story to tell, please contact me via email.

This month tells Greetje about her style!

Styled by………Greetje

My style has changed the most since I started blogging 4 years ago.

My love for adorning myself from head to toe started early. Everything from earrings to shoes, from dresses to jeans, can count on my undivided attention since childhood. Even when I was 12 years old, staying with my aunt Nel for a short holiday, I loved clothes. Must have, as my aunt asked my mother: “What is the matter with that girl? She changes clothes three times a day!”

My parents didn’t have much money so growing up my wardrobe was small. Perhaps that is the reason for my regularly (over) spending on clothes and such? Or perhaps it is just me. Don’t know.

Now that I am 62, having worked full time my whole life, I have a comfortable salary and I can indulge in my hobby. Any purchase mistakes or stuff that I am bored with, is for my friends. I never sell anything as I am afraid I might be jinxed (“You have so much and instead of sharing your wealth you want more money? Thunder and lightning!!” – that kind of thing.)

Let me show you a few photos of the past 4 years to demonstrate the change in my style.

This was my New Year’s outfit in 2012. Beautiful stuff but not very adventurous.

Style by.....

 

November 2012.

Right… I could have done so much better. I just liked those shiny colours and the silk so much.Styled by.....

 

April 2013

Moving on. Getting a bit more adventurous. But not much. Discovering skinny jeans… Yes, my hair was still brown back then.Styled by.....

April 2013

This Acne tunic was out of my comfort zone: big and boxy, but I still love it.

Styled by......

February 2015

One of my favourite outfits: jeans (I love skinny jeans) with a surprise element (golden boots) and a classic jacket for a nice juxtaposition.

Styled by......

 

February 2015

For a long time I had embraced the skinnies and avoided the skirts and dresses. As I had no idea how to style dresses in a contemporary way. One of my friends pointed this out and I tried harder. This is my first attempt.Styled by......

June 2015.

A dress which I would never have tried before as I would have been too scared about showing stomach etc etc. Surprise! It looked good on me.

Styled by.......

October 2015

Flared jeans on an inverted triangle figure… difficult. I thought. But with a fitted jacket I could balance my broad shoulders and hide my small hips and bum.Styled by....

February 2016.

Getting bolder all the time. This jeans dress can be worn with my golden flat boots and a studded belt. Or with these faux leather leggings and high heels.

Styled by......

June 2016.

Boyfriend jeans. No defined waist. Looking like Charlie Chaplin my husband said. And yet… I think it is fun (he liked it too surprisingly).

Styled by......

September 2016

This tunic/dress was in my wardrobe for many years. Never really knew how to style it as it was too short to wear as a dress. Pencil skirt underneath it, belt to bookend the skirt and bingo.

Styled by.....

November 2016.

A lavender dress with bold print tights and short boots. That is where I am today.

Styled by.....

Thank you very much Greetje for this wonderful fashion show! Hasn’t she got some killer legs!

You can find Greetjes blog here: No Fear of Fashion

OUTFIT FOR A WINTER DAY & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Leather skirt outfit for a winter day

Have you already congretulated Ada on her first linkup anniversary? She would love it if you do!

Leather is always nice and warm, so it’s ideal to wear leather pants or skirts as an outfit for a winter day. Especially when it is cold as it was here last week. I hate winter, happily the snow is gone now and it’s getting a bit warmer. I am, like many others, all done with winter. I want sun, outdoor dining, bare legs and especially not wear layers! I mean, blouses under sweaters, cardigans over everything, I’ve had enough of it. I hope you havn’t had enough of it yet because I have for you another outfit for a winter day!

Cable sweaters

I used to love them a lot. As a child my grandmother always knitted them for me. Later, in puberty, I loved them in black and oversized for a ,,I don’t care,, look. I bought this one last year, it was the first cable sweater in a long time. And I found it not as much fun as I used to. A little borring or something like that. So I wore a transparent checkered blouse under it on a wider leather skirt. The strapped belt did something more for the outfit. I finally found some fishnet tights as they were hard to find here. Of course I wear other tights underneath them! And some suède wedges. This is not an outfit that is really my style, but I think it’s a nice outfit for when you want to be warmly dressed and still look a bit stylish. A perfect outfit for a winter day!

The Bad Buy Book

Now, do not forget to send us  your picture of your,,sitting shoes,, for the The Bad Buy Book series! You have the time until the 1st of March! What? You don’t know what I mean? Go shame yourself! Lol. Read all about it here.

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Skirt: mine is old, but stunning one here*

Boots: great ones for comming season here*

Blouse: simular here*

Sweater: fabulous one here*

This is where I link up!

My favorite from last week is: Yvonne from Funky Forty with her stunning color combination!outfit for a winter dayMost viewed from last week is: Marloes from Mooier Leven. outfit for a winter day

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DARK RED CARDIGAN DARK BLUE DRESS & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

My somewhat unsuccessful dark red dark blue outfit.

Yes, when I received these boots, I actually had a very nice outfit in mind. The same as this one but different! I will tell you later. And now you will think: but if this is not a successful outfit than why showing it? Well, because I am not a stylist, not a fashion designer, not a model. I will have to do with the skills I’ve got. So when I show an outfit that isn’t quite what I had in mind, so be it. We can learn from our misstakes and from each other isn’t that so? So have I learned this past year to adorn myself with more accesories. Ad a colored belt, a necklace, a ring or some other colored pieces. And the same goes for colors and prints. I never really wore prints, now I still don’t wear them that often, but I wont get it out of the way. While I am writing this, Teun is very loud snorring. It’s a bit annoying! Ah, dear old cat! I also use a lot more color and it’s just a little more enjoyable. Of course I still love all black, nothing as stylish as that!

So why is this dark red dark blue outfit unsuccessful?

Well firstly I forgot to wear the scarf that I now photographed seperately. I knew beforehand that the scarf would fit perfectly with the dress. And when I had put on this outfit I thought, I miss something! I tried on several belts, but did not like that. The boots I had worn once for the size…for a minute. I did five steps when I had put on this outfit and…..the zipper broke! F.ck! Sorry, but I had so many nice outfits in mind with these boots and cardigan. Nevertheless we took the pictures, you can see it’s broken now you know it. And afterwards I threw them in the container! And ofcourse when I changed clothes later, I remembered the scarf. Well well well, what a succes. So forgive me for this not so succesful outfit, it’s also a part of life, but I hope you will in any case love the colors! What I was pointing is snow. Snow in the Netherlands! Later we got a lot more! (As you saw last week)Lol.dark red long cardigan in dark red dark blueme in dark red dark blue outfitpearl bracelet in dark red dark bluepearl necklace in dark red dark bluepearl earrings in dark red dark blueshort dress in dark red dark bluene from the back in dark red dark blueboots with block heel in dark red dark bluebroken boots in dark red dark blue

Dress: mine is old, simular here*

Cardigan: simular here*

Boots: you don’t want to know

This is where I link up!

Most viewed from last week is: Kristina from The Kontemporary. Make sure you visit her lovely blog!dark red cardigan and dark blue dress

And now it’s time for the start of the Fancy Friday linkup party. Every Friday you can show yourself and meet other bloggers. Even if you’re not a blogger you can join! You can also grab a button to support my linkup party if you like. I  would appreciate it very much!

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