We are happy to have Amanda – a.k.a. GlamMandie of YouTube and blog fame – sharing her tips to being stylish while keeping life in balance. The new mom manages to make it all look so effortlessly chic that we could all learn a thing or two about elevating everyday outfits to be our best, stylish selves. Take it away, Amanda!
Where do you find outfit inspiration?
I love looking at other fashion bloggers and celebrity styles. I love theLaurenElizabeth, Song of Style, Lefashion and Atlantic-Pacific and for celebrities I take a lot of style inspiration from Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens and Clemence Posey.
What wardrobe pieces can you not live without?
Well being a new mom, I’m inclined to say yoga pants; I live in yoga pants these days. But, my must-have fashion item is a dark denim skinny jean and floral kimono! Those two pieces are easy to transition from each season, you can easily style them any way you choose and, even better, they are easy to throw on when you need to look stylish without putting in the time or effort.
Your looks really come to life on your YouTube channel and blog. How has your personal style grown as a result of sharing with an audience?
I think my style has grown and evolved because I am more inclined to take risks. I used to not wear accessories or switch up my style at all. I was always beachy bohemian. Now, I want to help inspire my viewers with new ways to style certain items, and that also means sometimes dressing preppy, or little more rock or incorporating accessories that I wouldn’t have normally selected before I started YouTube. I’ve realized that fashion has no limitations.
As the host of the Daily Dose of Fashion Party, how do you elevate an otherwise everyday look?
A few things help me elevate a look from ordinary to stylish. Like I mentioned before, a kimono or sheer cardigan can take a look to a whole other level. It adds a certain bohemian chic that always translates well. I also think a simple statement necklace can instantly make an outfit amazing. When I throw on a pair of jeans and a grey V-neck tee, a statement necklace immediately transforms the look from plain and casual to casual with style.
What kinds of items will you be featuring in the Host Picks Showroom?
I am really drawn to amazing prints, both understated and loud, so expect some great florals, stripes and geometric patterns. Transitional pieces of course, something that will look great styled with each season and you can’t forget some great statement jewelry!