Things I Learnt about Fashion, Beauty & Style

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After almost three years in the Fashion field, my style and beauty routine has evolved tremendously. Thanks to getting acquainted with some of the region’s finest stylists, designers and makeup artists, I have come to realize that the well-being concept is a lifestyle; it is not just an “It” piece that you would buy or a beauty procedure that would change your life. However, there are lots of steps, ticks & tricks along the way. Thus, I thought it was my duty to share some of those precious lessons with our readers.

Do NOT Follow Trends.

I know I may sound like a hypocrite as I prepared a post last week on the hottest trends for the upcoming Fall/Winter. It is good to know what’s out there in the Fashion arena and not get stuck in ancient times, but still you do not have to follow any trends that do not suit you.

Do NOT Follow Trends

Go Shopping on Your Own!

Elsa Schiaparelli once said that a woman should never go shopping with another woman who, in Schiaparelli’s words, “sometimes consciously, and often unconsciously, is apt to be jealous.” To a great extent, I believe she was right. Unless that other woman is your mother, you don’t need any company on your shopping sprees. However, since your choices might be greatly influenced or altered, the “mother” notion can be arguable, as well.

Go Shopping on Your Own

Looking Good Enhances Your Mood

Whenever I feel down, I wear full gorgeous makeup and go out to have any sort of fun. You know what? It actually works. In a way, looking good makes you feel good. Just think of your wardrobe as a way that influences your psyche. The dullness of your outfit will affect your mood, attitude and the way people perceive you. However, when you choose a knock-out outfit, beautiful makeup and unique accessories, you will automatically feel radiant.

Dressing Well Enhances Your Mood

Dress to Impress!

I have figured that looking your best, walking into a room and enjoying people’s silence once they spot you is just priceless. Consider your life as a series of sweet coincidences and glamorous moments. Dressing well is not just for business interviews, birthday parties or weddings, but it has to be your daily routine. Think of your style as your way to tell the world who you are. Sometimes, you walk into a seminar or a conference room and you don’t get a chance to speak up your mind to show others what you’re capable of, but you can surely make a memorable impression by your personal aura.

Dress to Impress!

Invest in Underwear

Good underwear is not just made for your honeymoon or your future husband, but it is primarily made to make you feel good. When your underwear is as good as your outerwear, your self-confidence is boosted significantly. There are so many times when I walk down a street and find so many gorgeous outfits ruined by a bad bra choice or by the lack of shape-wear. Avoid being that victim! Underwear does not have to be super fancy or expensive; you just need to choose what’s right for you (in terms of size, materials and types) and for your outfits.

Invest in Underwear

Follow Your Heart As Much As You Can

Do you believe in love at first sight? When it comes to style, I certainly do. There are so many times that I go to a mall just to check out the latest goodies and I find a statement cocktail ring or an elegant pair of shoes that would be perfect for me, and then I decide that it is a perfect deal. I might not need that certain piece at that specific moment, but I know that I would definitely wear it later. There were a couple of times that I decided to resist that “coup de foudre”, but I ended up being regretful. I’m not saying that you should be a shopaholic buying every single piece your run into. On the contrary, you should be very selective and intuitive as well.

Follow Your Heart As Much As You Can

Money Cannot Buy You Style

As clichéd as it might sound, this “Money cannot buy you style” is utterly true. You can be one of the flashy girls who are wearing branded items from head to toe, but you look trashy. Or, you can be this savvy icon who knows exactly how to employ your few pieces in multiple ways and still look dazzling. Having a wardrobe full of 10 denim pants, 20 designer bags and around 50 pairs of shoes might help you form dozens of different outfits, but they won’t necessarily make you a stylish gal.

Money Cannot Buy You Style

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Noha Rahhal

Noha is the Founder & Editor in Chief of Sans Retouches. Apart from her obsession with glossy stuff, Noha is a hardcore bookworm and a music addict. If you happen to spot her in any of Alexandria's hot spots, you'd find her either pouring her thoughts on a chic notebook, picking a political argument with some fellas or even enjoying an exotic meal to keep her full for days.

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