Wednesday, April 8, 2015

How to wear a Fedora

Happy Wednesday!
Spring is here and time to take out my fedora! I love this type of hat. It's classy and timeless. And it's not only for men. I think gals and guys should wear this type of hat. It suits a lot of people.

This season's must-have!

In cities all over the world and on celebrities, I have seen many wearing fedora hats. And we have seen plenty of fedoras on the runway this season. This may lead us to mistakenly think that this type of hat is not only for a casual look. The truth is that fedora hats are extremely versatile; they go well with different styles from classy to sporty.

It's time for a Fedora!

If a single fedora hat has not slipped into your fashionista’s wardrobe yet, then it may be the time to re-evaluate your relationship with Fedora! Are you afraid of looking too pretentious in a fedora? Do you think that a fedora may not go well with your everyday outfits? Are you worried that fedora may actually sneak into your wardrobe but it will never see the day light and will be just collecting dust on the shelves of your closet? Maybe this season is the time you stop adoring other people wearing fedoras and try to pull off your own look with this edgy and stylish hat. You do not need to invest in a really expensive hat. Just find the perfect one for you.
Photos: Pinterest
Choosing the right fedora

When choosing a fedora, you need to follow some principles which are pretty much common sense. If you are more on a petite side, do not go for a hat with really large brim. Keep it proportionate. Tall women on the other hand may afford to wear hats with wider brims. You also need to make sure that a hat flatters your face by making it seem oval. For example, a fedora with a raised crown will really compliment a round face by elongating it. Small hat, on the contrary, would make a round face look even bigger.
Just have fun with finding your perfect hat.
Need any help or advice? Please let me know.
Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.
Jewelry designer and fashion stylist at Roxie&Loulou

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

How to tie a tie!

Happy Wednesday!

Not everyone knows a to tie a Windsor Knot or any kind of tie. There are several ways to knot your tie. However, you can never go wrong with the classic Windsor Knot. As a woman or a man, I believe we should know the proper way to tie a tie. For a special occasion, work or simply wanting to look our best, a tie is like a bow on a gift. It's the final touch to an outfit

So, here's are step-by-step(and written) instructions on how to tie a Windsor Knot, which is the most popular way to tie a tie.

  • 1. Start with the wide end of the tie on the right and the small end on the left. The tip of the small end should rest slightly above your belly-button (this will vary depending on your height and the length & thickness of your tie). Only move the active (wide) end.
  • 2. Wide end over the small end to the left.
  • 3. Up into the neck loop from underneath.
  • 4. Down to the left.
  • 5. Around the back of the small end to the right.
  • 6. Up to the center, towards neck loop.
  • 7. Through the neck loop and down to the right.
  • 8. Across the front to the left.
  • 9. Up into the neck loop from underneath.
  • 10. Down through the loop you've just created in the front.
  • 11. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end. Slide the knot up & adjust.
If you have any questions or comments, or need fashion advice, please let me know.

Stay fabulous!
Jackie M.
Jewelry designer and fashion stylist at Roxie&Loulou