I’m excited to be introducing Bridgette Raes of Bridgette Raes Style Group as my Stylish Thoughts contributor today. Bridgette is based in Brooklyn New York, tieks review writes a style blog and is also the author of Style Rx: Dressing the Body You Have to Create the Body You Want
What is the secret to great style?
I think my secret to great style is that your clothing should be seen simply as a tool to support and enhance who you are tieks review. What makes clothing beautiful is the person who wears it tieks review, not the other way around. I think the goal with clothing is to use it to create a synergy between the inner and outer you, and to express on the outside what is within.
What is your current obsession?
My current obsession is Prima Donna bras. I will never wear any other bra brand again. They are amazing for all sizes but particularly good for larger busted women. It’s an expensive obsession but well worth it!
Who inspires you?
I’m a fan of the underdog. I am inspired by anyone who has overcome an obstacle and succeeded. I think most of us are dealt a few unfair hands in life, tieks review yet the ones who grow from those hard times or have learned something from the setbacks and have become even greater as a result are the most inspirational to me, tieks review for sure.
Do you have a signature piece or style?
I don’t wear black. This is probably the thing I’m most known for. I don’t own one pair of black shoes and with the exception of a few pairs of black leggings, don’t own any black clothes either. It’s not that I don’t like black, tieks review I just don’t think it deserves all the hoopla it gets and I find it to be very limiting and boring, tieks review vs. versatile and easy like most people think it is. I call women who rely too heavily on black blackcidents.
What’s your secret to making yourself stand out?
My secret is to never have my clothing overshadow who I am and to absolutely love the way I feel. The better I feel in what I am wearing, the more confident and outgoing I am. I want to be remembered for me, not what I wore.
Finish your look. Most women get dressed 75% of the way, meaning that they put on clothes and forget about accessorizing or doing things to their outfits that add flavor. I tend to call these types of flavorless outfits €chicken outfits’ because chicken needs spice and additional ingredients to be tasty. Chicken on its own is quite flavorless and boring. Clothing can be the same way if you don’t add flavor or additional components to make it tasty. The biggest thing I notice about women who don’t love the way they look is they don’t add flavor, tieks review personality or finishing touches to their outfits. Few people dress badly, but most walk around feeling like acceptably dressed nobodies. If these women only realized just how close they were to having an amazing outfit I think they’d feel more encouraged.
What’s the best piece of style wisdom you’ve ever received?
My mom said: €Don’t let an outfit enter the room 10 minutes before you do.€ Despite the fact that I am a so-called fashion and style expert and have been in fashion for 20 years, tieks review I believe that your clothing should enhance you. Although, admittedly, Helena Bonham Carter’s style just amuses me to no end, and lord knows her outfits enter a room days before she does.