Storage And Your Fashion Wardrobe

Creating a fashionable and stylish wardrobe requires you to know what will work best for you. Understanding how factors such as your lifestyle and personal sense of style influence your fashion will make shopping for clothes much easier and more enjoyable. But you also need to consider that you may already have the perfect wardrobe nestling amongst all your ‘stuff’, so you may need to take a look at what you already have before you buy more.

Using a Storage Unit

First things first, you need to sort those wardrobe and drawers to see what you already have in your arsenal. Declutter your space so you can see what you’ve got, and get rid of anything that no longer fits, or you no longer wear. Once you have done this, sort out your seasons and store clothes that you wont’t be wearing for three months or more. More and more people continue to use storage units for storing their clothing because they simply require more space. Storage units like Now Storage Swindon offer a safe, clean and practical solution to your lack of space, with storage units are designed to protect your items from the elements and keep them in pristine condition. Units are padlocked and secure, monitored by CCTV cameras 24 hours a day, and have 7 days a week access.


Although you may be aware of what you place in your storage units, you may find it difficult to remember where you placed various items after a period of time. Avoid the challenge of struggling to find your items when you need them by placing labels on everything. You can also include a checklist that will let you know where everything is.

Now you’ve sorted, what else should you consider?

Fashion Makeover

Fashion makeovers are most effective once your closet is organized. With your out of season clothes out of the way, you can organise by colour or by day/evening wear. An organised wardrobe not only saves you time, but money as well. Your wardrobe forms the basis of being able to create your own unique style. Trends give you inspiration and ideas that you can include in your closet.

Standing out from everyone else is a worthwhile challenge. Keep up with the latest fashionable trends by determining which trends suit you before updating your closet. Maintain an up-to-date wardrobe by ensuring that you in invest in the season’s essentials. There are various places where you can find trendy clothing items and accessories.

Trends and Originality

Fashion involves implementing various trends while maintaining originality and ensuring that your clothes highlight your best features. Accentuate you natural attributes by determining the colors that look good on you, dressing appropriately for your body type, choosing the right accessories and combining various stylish outfits.



Accessories are vital for a fashionable appearance. Timeless accessories such as shoes, scarves, hats, belts and handbags can instantly transform your outfits. Accessories also enable you to create different looks affordably while providing additional style and originality to your overall appearance.








Friday Fashion – Boden Breton’s

When we talk about style classics, what do we mean? There are some items that every wardrobe should have that definitely fit the bill, the little black dress, the crisp white shirt, the classic string of pearls, indigo skinny jeans, a leather jacket…you can probably add more to this list, and now I am going to add one more to the list. The Breton striped top.

It was Coco Chanel who took the staple of Breton fisherman’s wear, the navy and white striped top with long sleeves, and made it into a fashionable piece. Wearing it with wide legged trousers, she created a look that was stylish and yet simple, highly effective in terms of chic,and yet also comfortable and practical. Since then, the mantle has been carried on by the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Jane Birken, Ines De La Fressange, Emmanuelle Alt and Kate Moss, all of whom wear this staple with aplomb.

This season, Boden has taken the classic Breton and has put its own spin on it. It is a perfect spring piece as the days can still get chilly, and this offers more coverage than the average t-shirt, but is still thinner than a jumper. Boden have added colours to the stripes, have changed the length of the sleeves so you can get short sleeves, 3/4 length and the traditional long style. They have added multi colour cuffs that are just gorgeous and add real interest to a often forgotten part of a top, and have also incorporated dots and mixed stripes into their designs. Plus, of course, there is the classic Breton, just in a range of different colours teamed with the traditional white.

Long Sleeve Breton – Navy Multi Cuff £28 Click to visit Boden

Short Sleeve Breton – Rosebay/Sea Mist J0178-BCK
£25.00 click to visit Boden

Long Sleeve Breton – Multi Stripe/Dot J0498-FUN
£28.00 Click to visit Boden

Long Sleeve Breton – Bold Blue/Iceberg Cuff J0498-COL
£28.00 click to visit Boden

Dolores Jersey Breton – Navy/Festival Pink J0626-NVY
£28.00 Click to visit Boden

Long Sleeve Breton – Ivory/Black J0498-BLA
£28.00 click to visit Boden

Long Sleeve Breton – Ivory/ Blue Lagoon J0498-BBL
£28.00 Click to visit Boden

Long Sleeve Breton – Ivory/Bold Blue Multi J0498-BSP
£28.00 Click to visit Boden

I love Breton’s and have one of Boden’s red and white efforts that I wear a lot. I team mine with everything from jeans to faux leather skirts and denim mini’s. They are definitely something that works well now with our more casual wardrobe, and they will never date, you will be wearing them for years to come.

I’ve been wearing my Breton too.

You can view all the current Boden Breton tops here.

Factors to Consider When You Buy High Cut Bikini Bottoms

Gone are the days when people look at high cut bikinis with scorn and disdain for revealing too much skin. Thanks to the many celebrities and supermodels who proudly wear them and post their photos on various social media platforms, this bikini style is receiving the credit it deserves for creating the perfect high-legged look.

If you want to highlight your slender legs and show the world your vibrant personality, you should buy a high cut bikini and wear it at your next beach party. To find the right one, consider the following factors:


Make sure that the high cut bottom that you’re considering is the right size for you. The fabric should fit your lower body without being too constrictive. 

If the bikini is too tight, you may be at risk of yeast infection. Note that the skin on your private part is sensitive, and wearing a high cut bottom that is too tight can irritate the area. 

It is best to find a bikini that is not pulled too tightly on your hips as well. Apart from causing discomfort, overly constricting your hip area can also affect the superficial nerves beneath the skin.  


Another essential factor that needs to be considered when buying high cut bikini bottoms is the way the item makes you feel. Try on the bikini, look in the mirror, and observe how you think about wearing it.

Does wearing it make you smile? Do you feel confident wearing it? Regardless of what people say, how you feel about the bikini you are wearing matters more.

What is seen outside is a reflection of how you feel inside. As such, you will project confidence and poise if you feel good about the bikini you are wearing. On the other hand, you can be self-conscious and insecure if you choose something that you do not like.


The right material also matters when looking for the right high cuts. As a general rule, you need a light and stretchy fabric that dries quickly. As such, materials with a blend of about 80 to 90% nylon and 20% spandex would be a good choice. 

You can also test the fabric by stretching it in various directions to see if it pulls well. Note that stretch-testing is essential since you will be running and doing all sorts of activities while wearing it, so you better make sure it moves with your body accordingly. 


Another important consideration is the colour of the bikini. While there is nothing wrong with selecting the colour based solely on your preference, it is best to know which hues complement your skin tone. 

Find out if you have a warm or cool skin tone by looking at your arm and wrist. If your complexion appears pinkish with bluish veins, you have a cool skin tone. If your skin is on the yellowish side with greenish veins, your skin tone is warm.

Warm and earthy colours like brown, mocha, hazel, sage green, dark brown, tomato red and similar colours flatter women with a warm skin tone. For those with cool skin tone, on the other hand, vivid hues like ruby red, sapphire blue, and emerald green work best. 

Given that what you wear affects how you feel and see yourself, it is best to buy high cut bikini bottoms that you carefully selected instead of just buying what is available. Ensure to consider the factors above so you can find the bikini that will bring out the best in you.

Author Emma Iannarilli