Hi everyone! Seeing as this is my first post for Zoe, I thought I’d do a little introduction about myself. My name is Amy and I’m 21 years old from Perth Australia. I have a rare condition called Nemaline Rod Muscular Myopathy which means I have to use an electric wheelchair to get around. So, with that, I thought I’d give you my top 5 styling tips for a person with a disability.
With the beginning of the school year just around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to discuss school uniforms. Personally, I go to a private school where most of the students hate the uniform there. This is completely understandable with all the restrictions on what they can and cannot wear, along with the “inability” to express themselves. I have actually never disliked my school uniform or dress code like the majority of students. I felt like it never hindered my ability to express myself, and I saw it as a challenge to be more creative within the guidelines. Some of the tips I give might not be appropriate at your school, so it’s important to read your school’s guidelines before using these tips!
” Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo da Vinci
When I was younger, I was always told how “less is more”. This phrase was monotonous to me, especially when I started using makeup. I assumed the more elaborate you looked, and more product you used determined how beautiful you appeared. I couldn’t have been more wrong, and luckily I figured that out pretty quickly. The phrase “less is more” transcends into many aspects of your look such as makeup, fashion, accessories, and more. Having a simplistic look means embracing your natural beauty and enhancing it. Contrary to what most believe, having a simplistic look can make you stand out in a positive way. People always make inferences about you on how you appear, with having a simplistic look its hard to make a negative inference about someone at a glance. To have a more simplistic look, start with your makeup. Your makeup should not try to change any of your natural features but enhance them. Pick your best feature, whether it’s your eyes, lips, eyebrows, etc… and play up that feature. Continue reading “The Art of Simplicity”→
“Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. – Vivienne Westwood
Shopping for a new wardrobe can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can be a little stressful if you don’t know where to start. Thankfully there are many ways to make your shopping experience stress-free and affordable. Before you even begin shopping, create a strategy! To create a strategy start by creating a budget for how much you want to spend in total, and how much your willing to spend on individual pieces. Creating a budget will keep you grounded, and help you shop responsibly. The next step is to decide what you need to shop for, this can be anything from athletic wear to formal wear or accessories to casual clothing. Once you decide what kind of clothing you are looking for, you’re going to decide which stores you are going to visit. To choose what stores you are going to visit, you can browse online stores to see if you like what products they have to offer. When the day comes to go shopping make sure you are wearing appropriate undergarments, this means wearing the undergarments you would wear for what you are going to purchase, this will help you see how flattering the clothing actually is. Always inspect the garment!!! Continue reading “How to Shop for Clothing”→