I'm a firm believer in style over fashion. And I think that a refined personal look can take you pretty much anywhere. However, it's fun to update our wardrobes seasonally, incorporating bits and bobs from the latest fashion trends.

A few items paired up well with our regularly curated pieces, can go a long way and would give our timeless look a shake up without losing elegance and flair.

Too often we fall into the trap of being trendy just for the sake of being trendy, but trends are there as guidance and inspiration, not for us to follow to the point.

Sometimes we will be able to integrate things from the runway in our outfits, but others the styles and cuts might not be the most flattering ones for our shape, body type or lifestyle. Or the colours might not be the ones that make us shine the most. In many cases we can still play with them and try to adapt them to us, and that's the key here: adapting. Taking the things that we like, that go well with our personality and modus vivendi, and adjust them in the right ways so we still look fabulous in them. For example: Green is fashionable right now, but not all shades of green will look good on you or me. There will be a specific tone/tones and fabrics that will suit us better.

Of course there are also some looks that are almost impossible for most people to pull off, and if we can't use them for inspiration, we can just think of them as art to be admired. I'm sure there are many painters you like, but you wouldn't want their works in your sitting room, you enjoy looking at them on your computer or books, but for your space you would choose the paintings that would look good there and that enchant the rest of the décor.

We must remember that our clothes speak for us, even when we are quiet, and that our confidence and the impression we make on others, are more important that constantly being à la mode.

 'Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world's view of us.' - Virginia Woolf