5 Tips For Organising Your Wardrobe For Stress-Free Daily Dressing

It is going to be a cold one this year girls so pack up those summer threads and bring out the Autumn/winter outfits.

Firstly, let’s start with the basics. The must-haves for this season are leggings (long or short), stockings (patterned or plain) and tights (dark or light). These basics can be worn with sweater dresses, pinafores, long cardis and basically any autumn dress. Dresses can be woolen or knit, long-sleeved or three quarters and even turtlenecks are great. Autumn colours include shades of gray, black, mustard and purple. You can’t go wrong with these colours.

Coats are always great for Autumn going into winter. They keep you warm and you can look trendy as well. Make sure these coats are tailored to give you a flattering shape.

Boots, worn above the knee or to your ankles are perfect for these cold Autumn days. They keep you looking chic.

The seventies look is back, with tops and dresses sporting the puffy sleeves and short hemlines.

Accessories that are always popular include gloves, scarves, woolen beanies, and leg warmers. These are essential to lessen the cold this Autumn going into winter.

So get on the Autumn bandwagon and dress to kill to avoid the chill.

One of our readers has recently written to our magazine and asked a very good question. Emilie from Kings Park asks “I really like shopping but I never have enough money to buy the latest looks, what are my options?”

Well, Emilie, it is still possible to look stylish without breaking the budget. First of all, always look around and do not buy the first thing that you see. More than likely, you will find the same top in another store with a substantial price difference. Always buy something after you have shopped around. Also, you do not have to buy all the latest looks and trends. Just buy one or two pieces that are popular this season and dress it up. It is all about your own individual style and flair.

If you have any questions regarding fashion, please write to us and we will get back to you. Till next time!

The Top 3 Fashion Trends Of 2020 That Every Fashionista Should Know About

So, we have once again turned the page on a New Year. Cue those gym memberships, detox regimes, and obligatory personal pledges and promises. If you want a ‘new you’ in the New Year, there’s one resolution that you may actually be able to stick to. And, that’s keeping fab and fresh with the season’s fashion forecast!

So, what are the top trends for 2019?

1. Bigger IS better

If Harper’s Bazaar and Lady Gaga have it right, then it’s time to embrace a fuller, floatier silhouette. Think peasant-style frocks with balloon sleeves and tiered hemlines. Perfect for summer, voluminous styles are as breathable as they are fashion-forward. Casual styles can be worn at the beach, with dressier takes on this look adopted for work or even a night out.

The voluminous dress has even been pinpointed as a top trend in wedding dresses. It’s all in the flounce, with a ‘return to romance’ touted as this season’s major mood. So, feel free to indulge in the fairytale factor, but do pair a statement dress with flats and simple accessories – in order to stop yourself from wandering away completely into ‘naff-land’!

2. Twist and shout

Nineties nostalgia reigns supreme. A 2109 reimagining of this psychedelic counterculture staple sees the characteristic loudness of this print dialed down a notch or two. Like you, we never thought we’d see tie-dye as high-street fashion!

But, lo-and-behold we are already starting to witness the ‘tie-die titillation’ – filtering down from New York Fashion week and onto the racks of some very-real retailers (the likes of Urban Outfitters and Revolve). With the print taking centre stage on blazers, tees and even tailored pants, it’s a look that (whether love or loathe) you certainly won’t be able to hide from!

3. Animal magnetism

Leopard and other animal prints have always maintained a simmering allure, especially in the world of accessories. This year feline and other safari motifs are set to take over, becoming slinker and all-the-more visible. Reinvisioned for the warmer months, those jungle spots and python stripes are now appearing against a backdrop of vivid brights (such as neon yellow and sky blue)!

You can’t go past an animal print dress in a silky fabric for credible cool. And, you can give Meaghan Markle a run for her money in some similarly styled pumps and matching handbag. If you are not a fan of too much leopard, consider a scarf or an accented pair of sunnies for just a sprinkle of what can be a very dominant look.

Whilst the strike of the clock on New Years may not have automatically generated a brand new life, the second-best thing may just be a brand-new wardrobe. You may still be working on quitting those cigarettes or becoming ‘settled-down’ (like your mother wants). But, regardless of the situation, you sure can do it in style with the above tips!

5 Hacks to Make You Look Chic But Not Vulgar

Dressing chic just comes naturally to some women while others must struggle a little in order to maintain a personal style. We say you ditch the seasonal trend book and device your own fashion rules to always look sassy and chic no matter what’s the occasion. To us, a chic look would have the right amount of glamour mixed with an urban edginess. Here are a few ways to keep up the chic style:

Fashion Hack # 1: Go by the Tri-color Outfit Rule

One of the simplest and basic rules to dress chic is to keep your outfit a little neat and put together; this you can achieve by not mixing more than three colors in your outfit at a time. While a kaleidoscope of tones and shades would appear desirable and artsy to some, pulling it off is not everyone’s cup of tea. So, ensuring that you don’t flaunt more than three colors in the same outfit at a time would make carrying an outfit easy for you.

Just so you know, basics such as a white top or black jeans won’t necessarily count as a ‘color’. Also, busy prints would count as one.

Fashion Hack # 2: Focus on the Basics

We can’t emphasize this point enough! Basics such as a black V-neck figure-hugging t-shirt; a white chiffon top with ruffled sleeves or a white crisp button-up are the key items that would lay the foundation of a solid chic outfit. Use them as a base to build your style. Add on an accent piece and take it up from there.

Fashion Hack # 3: Accessorize

Watches, dainty layered necklaces, trendy scarves, handbags, sunglasses – these minute details really accentuate your outfit. It shows that you pay attention to the details and really ties the entire look together.

Fashion Hack # 4: Rock a Bright Pout

If it’s summer season, go for a vibrant pink; if it’s autumnal bliss, rock a deep plum! A bold pout really makes for a loud and daring fashion statement. When you pair this look with the toned-down outfit it gives off a very cool trendy and uber chic vibe.

Fashion Hack # 5: Invest in a Good Pair of Jeans

Now, this may sound like a no-brainer, but a good pair of jeans can really make or break your entire look. Opt for skinny jeans or slim-fit pairs that create an illusion of elongated legs and narrow waists. Now you can play with textures and colors for your top.

Find Out More About Internationally Renowned Celebrity Photographer Michael Grecco

Headshot of celebrity and entertainment photographer Michael Grecco

Michael Grecco is an award-winning and internationally renowned celebrity photographer and TV personality. He has been regularly shooting magazine covers for various national magazines such as Time, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN, People, and others. His high-profile clients included renowned celebrities such as Steven Spielberg, Patrick Dempsey, Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Robert Duvall, Martin Scorsese, Janet Jackson, Mel Brooks, Lucy Liu, Ben Stiller, Penélope Cruz, Morgan Freeman, Jet Li, Will Ferrell, Joaquin Phoenix, and many more.

Michael is also the Executive Producer and appears in the TV Show “Punk.” Sassy & Co Magazine recently caught up with Michael to discuss his journey to entrepreneurship and here’s what went down:

Could you please tell our readers a brief background about yourself and how you started your business?

It all started in summer camp when I was a kid. The mystery of a black and white image coming up in the tray of a developer was mystifying. I fell in love right away. I shot all the sexy camp counselors at the free swim. I thought, what a life! At that point, I was hooked and went on to study art photography at the local college programs in Westchester, NY while in high school and photojournalism while at Boston University.

Before graduating, I started working for the Associated Press. I shot politicians during the day. And at night, I was a club kid shooting the Punk and New Wave scene in Boston.

When People Magazine then offered me a job, I made the leap from Boston to Los Angeles and switched from photojournalism to celebrity portrait photography, shooting magazine covers instead of for the pages inside.

Can you describe your journey to success? When did you start? Did you ever imagine you would become this successful?

I think my journey to success started when I was asked to travel the world shooting the “Entrepreneurs that Matter” for a special issue of Business Week. I had shot an artsy jewelry story for the Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine and Business week saw that and asked me to replicate its artful approach for the businesspeople they wanted to shoot. That opened the door to all sorts of new opportunities in the magazine and the commercial world.

American recording artist, record producer, film director, and fashion designer Kayne West poses for a portrait photographed in Los Angeles, California on April 26, 2007.

What is your main source of income?

My income is varied. It’s from assignment fees from directing and shooting still imagery. It’s from licensing imagery, infringement enforcement, a book in the works, etc. I’m also working on two businesses related to photography where I would be building technology platforms to help the industry.

What are you currently doing to maintain/grow your business?

I always look for weaknesses in the market and try to turn them into opportunities where a new brand can be created. Both platforms I’m working on now are businesses where there’s a hole in the market that can be filled.

What social media platforms do you usually use to increase your brand’s awareness?

Instagram is a natural as a photographer. I assume I have both a client base there and a fan-boy base. It’s also pretty easy to find someone there. I also like Facebook because you can tell a little more of a story to friends. I guess in this day and age you can’t really live without either.

What is your experience with paid advertising, like PPC or sponsored content campaigns? Does it work?

I’ve done it. But it isn’t my demographic. When it works, I get a lot of people looking for a low-end photographer with no budget. It’s tough to find the professionals that hire me since they move from job to job and it’s hard to get their personal emails to direct PPC to them.

What is your main tactic when it comes to making more people aware of your brand and engaging your customers? How did your business stand out?

I like organic search. I think that’s when people are looking for someone like myself. And if they’re searching, they can understand the difference in visions and service.

American comedian and actor Will Ferrell poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on March 09, 2007., 2007.

What form of marketing has worked well for your business throughout the years?

I think all forms of marketing have worked at one time or another. When direct physical mail was popular, that worked if you did it well. Early on, when email marketing was effective, it worked when done well. At this point, you have to engage in all of them at once. You cut the things that have no ROI and continue to do the ones that work.

How did your brand stand out from the rest of the other brands out there that is similar to your niche?

I like to think my brand is known for smart imagery and a well-designed website. It sends the message that everything we do is well designed and thoughtful. The goal is to engage the viewer harmonically and from an intelligence standpoint.

What is the toughest decision you had to make in the last few months?

Every time I have to cut a marketing program because it has no ROI is always tough. You really have to be thoughtful in what you’re cutting. There’s also the psychological effect that you might be missing out on something in the future that you don’t know about, which makes it even harder.

What money mistakes have you made along the way that others can learn from (or something you’d do differently)?

Oh, it’s always all the little business sayings you’ve heard in the past.

Use other people’s money when starting a business.

…or, Early to Fire, Late to Hire. That’s an ad agency saying to be flexible and cautious.

You can always look back at the mistakes and see them as investments you shouldn’t have made. But you didn’t know that at the time. So hopefully, you learn and you don’t make the same mistake twice.

What have you learned in the process of becoming wealthy that others can learn from?

That your mistakes are your greatest learning opportunity. If you don’t learn from them, they’re wasted. But if you use them to your advantage as you move forward, they’re not mistakes. Appreciate them for what they are, simply something that didn’t work.

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What new business would you love to start?

If I told you I would have to kill you! (laughs) I did allude to them above.

If you could go back in a time machine to the time when you were just getting started, what would you do differently?

Not piss off the people I pissed off with hubris. Be a better listener. I would have wished for all the skills I’ve had to learn as an adult. But the whole concept of a time machine is like fixing your mistakes. You need them to grow and to learn. They’re how you become a better business leader and a better human being.

Do you have any favorite business-related or personal development related books that you can recommend to other entrepreneurs?

Not really. But I’m a big fan of Ted Talk videos.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

If you want it bad enough, you will succeed.

What advice would you give to a newbie Entrepreneur setting up their first business?

Want it bad enough!

Actors Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller pose for a portrait to promote their film ‘Starsky & Hutch’ in Los Angeles, California on February 24, 2004.