My rules of style / pt.1

Disclaimer: I'm not a fashion dictator, and no, I don't want to be a stylist either. This series of posts is supposed to help you find your style and make it personal, I guess (?)

So, let me tell you something. In the past, I used to buy a lot of stuff. Really, stupid things like destroyed denim and all that (yup, sorry). And now, I have to say, my style has evolved a little bit. Okay, it has evolved a lot actually.

I've learned a lot of things recently, so I'll be happy to share them with you. I call them 'my rules of style'...

  • Feel comfortable with your body. If you don't feel very confident, that will show immediately and it will make you look bad. So please, if you're feeling fat or ugly, do something about it.
  • Never try to mix more than 2 or 3 colors together. If you add more colors to your outfit's palette, you have more chances to go wrong. So please, don't do it. Unless you want to look like a walking canvas, or a clown.
  • 'All black everything' is not a trend. Ok, we all love wearing black, and yes it makes you look skinnier. But, it's just not a trend. As Jake Woolf from Four Pins said: "That shit is straight ridiculous. All black everything is about as trendy as a white T-shirt or raw denim. As long as people continue to make clothing in black, which has been happening since always, people will wear it." There you have it.
  • Create your own uniform. This is the best. Once you have an uniform, your life will be so much easier. It could be a nice fitted t-shirt + trousers + a nice jacket. For example, this season, my uniform is a plaid shirt + black jeans and chucks. You can wear anything that you feel comfortable in. But please make sure it looks good.
  • Have an icon. Steve McQueen, Alain Delon... There are lots of them. Follow someone that you think looks good on photos and try to emulate their style. For example, mine is Paul Newman, I admire his work and he always looked good and stylish.
  • Classics. Make sure you have great classic pieces in your wardrobe. Blue jeans, white shirts, black lace ups. They're timeless pieces and will work with anything else that you have.

And wohoo!! That's it for part 1. I hope you have in mind these rules when you're about to get dressed or when you're buying new clothes. They will really help you. Stay tuned for more!

The perfect fit.

We've talked about this piece already. Yeaaaaah, I know... The truth is, I'm kind of a sucker for jeans.

Why do I love jeans so much? Let me tell you, they're such a timeless piece, you can wear them with anything. A pair of jeans are like someone's best friends or something, no?

But... How exactly should you take care of this beloved item? And, how do you find the perfect fit for your body type? Well, right now, I'm about to share with you some things I've learned from my grandpa when it comes about jeans...
  • Jeans will always be there. They will never go out of style. They're an essential piece for your wardrobe (just like a white shirt and a good pair of shoes)
  • They stretch every time you wash them. And this is totally true, that's why you shouldn't wash them very often. And when you're about to buy a new pair, always buy them a size smaller than your fit (ex. if you're a 30, buy a pair that's 29) they will eventually stretch.
  • You should always choose the right length. Just like your regular trousers, you should consider the size of your shoes in order to create a look that is nicely proportioned.
  • Please don't wear destroyed denim. Do the world a favor and just don't buy that crap. Destroyed jeans look awful and people will think that you're trying too hard. If you happen to have a pair, throw them away, you'll thank me later.
  • Find the right fit for your body type. It doesn't really matter if your jeans look super cool and they're 'oh so great', if they don't look fit your body properly, they will make you look like an idiot. 
  • Send your jeans to a tailor. Yeah, sometimes it's necessary to hem your jeans to achieve the right fit that we all want!

And, that's it. Please have in my mind this piece of advice when you're about to buy new jeans, they will help you a lot. Believe me, I don't know why but my grandpa is alwaaaaays right. Always.

What about you? Do you have any other advice for buying jeans? Let me know!


PS: Sneakers by Valentino.

Black jeans

These are just basic. And believe me, I've been trying very hard to find the perfect black jeans, it's like a journey.

And when I was looking for them, I found this pair and I inmediately knew they were perfect. Black and a little washed, with the ideal fit. And the good thing about them is that I can wear them any season!

I'm always very specific when it's about jeans. They have to be grey or black, always. I don't like white very much, it's not my thing. What do you think? Do you wear jeans a lot? If so... what's your favorite color?


PS: They're from Pull & Bear.