If you are a vintage lover like me, you realised how old things or vintage pieces are increasingly popular in today's world and so as the price of vintages pieces are spiking whether it's clothing or jewelries. So we need to be very careful when it comes to buying vintage pieces. Although there aren’t many land-based stores that sell them, there are plenty of respectable online sellers. If you have decided it’s time to treat yourself a vintage watch, Here are some tips to buy your vintage watch online. The Condition When it comes to looking through a selection of vintage watches in good quality online, there are plenty of dealers that you can trust. Making sure of the watch’s condition may seem obvious, but it is important. So, aim to buy the best and most original watch you can afford. Originality is the key element of a vintage watch’s condition. Make sure that the online seller offers several clear images of the watch from different angles. Once you have identified the watch that you want, take your time to research the model so as to make an informed decision in terms of condition and authenticity. Try to get the most clear picture of what a correct and authentic example of your desired watch ought to look like. It takes time and dedication, but you do need to be armed with knowledge before making a purchase. Once you’ve done all your homework, check out the seller’s photos. No matter what kind of pictures the listing may have, you need to look at each one closely. If you can, put the pictures up on a desktop computer screen to examine carefully. Make to check on every smaller detail, this way you could just save you a lot of hassle having to return something because you missed a defect looking at the pictures on the screen. You should also ask to see a picture of the case back. You should try to see the movement to determine whether or not there is any oxidation or discoloration. If you do see that, stay away. If the listing seems to be lacking, email the seller for more images, he or she will be happy to add the requested photos. If not, take it as a red flag that there is something wrong with the watch. Read that Fine Print Once you’ve look at the images and like what you see, read the detailed description. Be wary of overly words, lengthy descriptions. Sellers tend to write too much or only include a few details could be a red flag. If the description is missing any information that you need, contact the seller. Ask questions like whether or not there are any areas of discolouration, stains or marks. Also, remember to carefully read any fine print. You never know what details are hidden there, such as not accepting PayPal or additional restocking fees. The Seller Finally, look into the seller. It’s important to ensure you are buying a vintage watch from a reputable online seller. Look for reviews online, see what else he or she is selling and make sure the entire deal is legitimate. Have you bought any item very expensive thinking it's vintage but turn out to be some cheap/fake items?? Share us your experiences below in the comment and advice any important tips to follow before buying an vintage piece. Thank you for stopping by my blog, hope you enjoy reading it! Love Ashon Follow me on Instagram @ashonfashionary
Summertime is all about being carefree and comfy that should extend to your fashion choices too. Keeping simple yet looking chic is all what we need for summer. I mean why would you want to spend so much time agonising over your look when you could be out having fun in the sun? You wouldn’t, right? Luckily, the summer is made for effortless fashion choices and it is so easy to look completely amazing without having to put too much time and efforts into it - just check out these quick guidelines to help you achieve that effortless summer style: I've also shared Spring/Summer Classic Wardrobe Essentials on my previous post, if you haven't seen it, don't forget to check out HERE: Lighten Your Makeup Load: The first thing to remember is "less is more when it comes to makeup during Summer". Why? Because you might want to spend time hanging out on the beach, swimming in the water or catching some sun, and that can seriously melt your makeup and make you look way worse than you would have done without it. Not only that, but the extra sun can really help to give you some colour all of its own, and of course, the less time you spend doing the makeup the more time you have to enjoy the sunshine and chilled out barbecues. So, what makeup should you use in the summer? A good tinted moisturiser and a lip and cheek stain are really all you need to add some colour. If you like, add a decent waterproof mascara and you’ll be ready for anything. Tank Tops or Cropped Tops: When it comes to looking good effortlessly during summer is embracing cropped tops or tank tops. They go great with jeans, shorts and skirts, they can be layered to create a more interesting look, and they will help you to stay cool while you have fun in the sun. Ensure that you have a few of them in your wardrobe and you’ll always have something you can just throw on.Today you can find tons of matching sets or coords which can be worn either together or separately. This summer go for coords that has a cropped top something like I'm wearing, which I got from Shein.co.uk, Check out their website to find out more styles and colours that will help you create many chic summer outfits without breaking your bank account. More Maxi Dresses are Amazing: The floaty maxi dress has long been a summer staple and that’s because they have the ability to make you look cute, chic and laidback without the need for any other clothing. You can literally just throw one on in a couple of seconds and you’re ready to go - you don’t even have to shave your legs if you don’t have time because the maxi will hide a multitude of sins. Oh, they’re really cooling too. Team with a nice pair of sandals and an oversized straw hat for a really cute summer look. Oversized Sunnies are Oh So Awesome Want to add some instant cool and sophistication to your summer outfits? Pop on a pair of large sunnies in the style of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O, and even the most basic of outfits will instantly look amazing. It really works! Rompers Rule: If you’re looking for summer clothing that is as effortless as it is versatile, look no further than the romper. The great thing about all-in-one outfits is that they are so easy to wear, and you can do pretty much anything from lounging on the beach to shopping at the local centre in them. You can also dress them up by adding heels of jewellery or keep them casual with flats, so you don’t have to worry about changing from daytime to evening. Gauzy Scarves are Good in the Evening Gauzy scarves are the perfect summer coverups because they are delicate enough that they won’t look too heavy when paired with your summer garb, but they are warm enough that, when it does get chilly, they will keep the breeze off, and they are so easy to wear wrapped around your hair or bag until you need them. Sneakers or Trainers are Simple and More Comfy: Although you’re probably going to want to have a pretty pair of sandals, some wedges and maybe some ballet flats to take you through the summer season, the one piece of footwear you won’t want to leave out if you want your summer style to be effortless, is a nice pair of canvas trainers like Converse, Because you can wear them with everything from jeans and shorts to maxi dresses, and they will look amazing but more importantly, because they are so comfortable, and if you’re going to be out and about more often in the summer, that’s exactly what you want. Shorts are Better with a Pattern: Shorts are perfect for throwing on when the weather is hot, because they always look cute, but you know what’s cuter than regular shorts? Patterned shorts! They add an extra element of style to any outfit, and when paired with a plain tank top or t-shirt, they look so effortlessly chic that people will wonder how you do it. Shacket to Me The shacket, as you might have guessed, is a cross between a jacket and shirt, which means that it is more lightweight than your average jacket and much easier to wear in the summer. Having one in your wardrobe, which you can wear over summer dresses and tank tops with jeans or shorts is essential if you want to keep those summer breezes at bay. It also helps to create a cool indie chick vibe. I suggest a khaki coloured shacket because they really do go with everything. Basic Bikinis are the Business Having a basic bikini in a classic colour that fits you well is a great way to get effortlessly ready for the beach. It will go with anything from shorts to kimonos so you won’t have to worry about having lots of swimwear on hand whenever the temperatures soar. Light Linens are a Lifesaver Last, but not the least, you may want to invest in some light linen trousers, tops or dresses. Because white reflects the light which helps to keep you cool and because linen is a natural fabric, it does not cause you to sweat so much, which means that you will always look cool, calm and comfy this summer. White is also pretty chic, I’m sure you’ll agree. Thank you very much for stopping by my blog, hope you enjoy it! Have a fabulous summer Lovelies! xoxo Ashon Find me as @ashonfashionary in INSTAGRAM and let's stay connected everyday
Although I love to stay up to date with the latest fashion trends, I have a few classic seasonless pieces that remains on my closet from cold to warmer seasons, which I mix and matched with some trendy pieces all year round. When it comes to my classic essential pieces, I stick to neutral colours that can easy to blend with other colours. To be honest, it can be quite hard to narrow down to a few essential pieces as their are many choices in today's sartorial world, if you have the same question, I would suggest to find the pieces that suits your personality and are versatile which can be styled in many different looks. So today I'm sharing my two Spring/Summer Classic Essentials which I'm going to wear on repeat and will remain on my closet for a few years for sure. I choose these two pieces because they are classic yet very trendy and can be worn for many occasions, also they can be easily layered and can wear during colder seasons. Like I always stressed on my blog, my wardrobe pieces are all about versatility and seasonless. 1.Striped Belted dress: Yes stripes are considered as neutral colours although the print itself is quite bold. It usually comes in easy to match shades like blue, black and white, so they can be styled with any colour or prints. Stripes add a polished yet quirky flair to your outfit that can be both casual or smart. You can easily match stripes with different lively colours, prints and textures to upscale your outfit into a more creative and fun ensemble. I love the long rope belt of this Sheins Striped Belted dress that can be played around and adds fun detailing. This dress can be styled in many ways with blazers, trainers or heels. Dress: Sheins Striped Belted dress || Blazer: TOPSHOP Contrast Stitch Suit Jacket || Bag: TOPSHOP Cross Body Bag (sold out) || Pump Heels: AMAZON Ollio Platform Shoe || Sunglasses: ASOS 90s Hexagon Sunglasses (sold out) 2.Khaki Green Drawstring Waist Jumpsuit: This muted khaki green jumpsuit is another classic essential piece in my closet because it is simply a chic classic item that is never out of style. This versatile shade will amp up your daily look and breathe new life into your wardrobe. This low-key olive hue can match with almost every colour by playfully contrasting against bright shades without looking inharmonious. Jumpsuit: Sheins Jumpsuit || Sunglasses: Boohoo Gold Round Sunglasses || Open Toe Fringe Mules: Old Similar here ||Fringes cross body Bag: ZAFUL Fringe Crochet Crossbody Bag Do you have wardrobe basics for this spring/Summer? If so what are your essential pieces this season, Please share us in the comment section. Thank you once again for stopping by my blog, hope you enjoy it! Shared What to Wear to a Summer Wedding on my previous post, If you haven't seen, check it out HERE! Love Ashon! Instagram: ashonfashionary
The wedding season is all around the corner which means it's already time to plan your outfits. If you've been invited to a wedding, but you have no any idea what to wear, whether you are witnessing the big vows in a seaside for a coastal affair, dancing all night in Ibiza or galavanting in a tropical climate, I've picked some of the best Summer wedding guest dresses for you. You don't want to outshine the bride on her auspicious day, so here are a few dos and don'ts before you purchase a wedding guest dresses. The first rule is, never ever dress yourself in a fully white attire to a wedding, except you have the dress-code to wear all white (strangely), because you don't want to draw attention or distract from the bride for the wrong reason. The second rule is to show respect to any religious associations. For example, you may not want to wear a very revealing outfit if the wedding is going to take place in a church. What I'm Wearing? Wearing this vibrant floral and sophisticated dress from NEXT.CO.UK, perfect for either black tie or day time summer wedding. It is beautifully fit-and-flare silhouette which is both comfortable and flattering. Shop the Look Here: What to wear to a summer wedding? It's all about keeping it cool while looking stylish yet elegant when it comes to a summer wedding attire. Look for breathable or airy fabrics like cotton, linen or silk to fight off humidity and heat. Here are some inspiring and trendy wedding guest dresses I've selected to make your life easier, all you have to do is pick up your favourite one. Shop Some of the Best Wedding Guest Dresses: Do you have any wedding invitations this summer? What kind of outfits would you like to wear to a summer Wedding? Please let us know in the comment section and let's us inspire one another. Thank you very much for stopping by my blog, Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I've also shared "THAT ONE WARDROBE STAPLE FOR ALL OCCASIONS" on my previous post, you may like to check it out if you have many weddings or events to attend this season but you don't want to break your bank account buying clothes for each party. Love Ashon xx Let's Connect in Instagram too : @ashonfashionary
If you need to buy that one wardrobe staple for this spring /summer that can take you to all occasions, it is none other than a smart casual suit. I'm sure we all have a list of items we would like to buy every time we transition from one season to another season. But if you are in a budget and you can purchase one or two only this time, I would say go for a beautiful-colour suit and I bet you'll not regret. That One Wardrobe Staple For All Occasions: Here I'm wearing this blue suit from TOPSHOP which is super versatile, comfortable and chic that can be worn in many different styles, so you are going to see a lot more pictures of me wearing this suit either separately or together. Investing on a great fitting suit will not only save your money but it will help you create many different outfits for various occasions from office to a wedding party, just by changing your top and shoes. If you are petite like me, opting for a monochrome tailored look is a smart idea to make you appear taller. Find out more styling tips on how to look taller than your actual height HERE. Tips to Consider when buying a suit: When buying a suit, make sure you choose the right size or fitting for both top and bottom. Make sure that each piece can mix and match with your other wardrobe items in order to create many looks as possible. For instance, you may like to wear your suit trouser with a pretty ruffle top tucked-in and matching heels for a more formal party. For a casual weekend look you can pair it with a cool logo tee and sneakers, complete this look with an oversized denim jacket if it's chilly outside. Same goes for the blazer as well, either with jeans or smart pants or skirt depending on the event you are going. SHOP THIS LOOK HERE: The red sling back pump heels which I'm wearing here is from Primark but unfortunately they are sold out, so I've provided some similar pairs below. Multi Colour Bag from Kurt Geiger (old) Earrings from missselfridge (old) What is your current wardrobe staples and how versatile are they? Let me know in the comment section, I would love to get more versatile pieces that can be styled for many occasions. Thank you very much for stopping by my blog, I hope your enjoy it. Check out my previous post HERE if you haven't seen it yet. Love Ashon Find me @ashonfashionary in Instagram.