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!
“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” – Michael Kors
When you think about the most stunning outfits you’ve seen, what makes that outfit memorable? These outfits are memorable because of accessories. Accessories can elevate any simple garment, into a refined outfit. Trying to match accessories with clothing can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. The accessory etiquette that I will be discussing is my personal guideline that I use to make my outfits look more elegant and refined. Beginning with jewelry, this type of accessory can be easy to go over the top with. You want to make sure that you always match your metals, the only exception is if your piece of jewelry is mixing metals itself. Don’t be completely dismissive of costume jewelry. Some costume jewelry can make great statement pieces, you just have to be selective with it. During the day it’s acceptable to wear diamond earrings and necklaces, but you should save your diamond watch for the evening. The purse is the most practical accessory you will ever own. Continue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to Accessory Etiquette”→
“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” – Sophia Loren
In today’s beauty trends, natural beauty is hardly acknowledged. I’ve noticed the effects of these trends on social media and younger women. Makeup is often used as a form of self-expression. Although for many, makeup is a way to hide from the world. Most of the makeup looks I see are layers upon layers of contour and a “unique” assortment of eye shadow. These looks can come across as off-putting, overwhelming, and even inappropriate if worn in an everyday setting. There is a time and place for everything, especially for dramatic looks like these. Fortunately, a great alternative to dramatic makeup is a natural look. With natural makeup, your wearing less product and styling it in a way that enhances your own features. Enhancing your natural features means not drastically changing your look. Continue reading “The Beauty of Natural Makeup”→
” 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”→