Archive for October, 2011
Shifting Weight Wardrobe Fashion Tips
There are days in a woman’s life when her clothes seem to be a bit too tight and the muffin top suddenly screams for attention. I usually gain about five pounds before getting a visit from Mother Nature. It seems that over the years my weight keeps shifting up and down about ten pounds. This constant weight shifting would result in me standing in a pile of clothes because nothing just seems top fit like it did two days ago. To spare myself this moment that seems to plunder my self-esteem, I realized that there are certain styles of clothes that seem to stretch with you as your body keeps tipping the scale.Shirt Dress
These dresses are perfect at for a weight shifter. They typically do not hug the body and leave some room to spare. I have one that with a hemline just above the knees that I cinch in with a belt and wear with boots. The darker the color, the more forgiving it will be. This is not to say you can’t play around with lighter colors, just make sure the material is thick enough not reveal lumps and dimples. If you tend to be on a heavier side, try cinching your waist with a thicker belt, this will create an illusion of a smaller form.Leggings
When you can’t seem to tuck in that muffin top into jeans, put on leggings. I have at least a dozen of leggings, they save me when my pants seem to be too tight. I wear them with long shirts, dresses and sweaters. Pair leggings with a cool t-shirts that doesn’t cling to the stomach, belt and short boots and you are styling. This is also a great fashion tip if you love to wear short dresses but feel insecure about your stems. There are great “jeggings” out there now as well. These are leggings that look like jeans. Many come with pockets and details as a pair of jeans would without the limiting inseam.Shapewear
The right undergarments can help you suck in that tummy, pull up that bum and smooth out the dimples. Do not think that shapewear is designated just for your grandmother. It can do wonders for your body and give you a break from constantly sucking it in. Some shapewear creates an illusion of a smaller waist. There are many types out there. Play around and see what works best for you, I promise you the extra security will result in a more confident strut. There is a reason why the Hollywood starlets of the past always looked as good as they did in all shapes and sizes. They were honest about their bodies and chose the right undergarments to suck-in, pull up, tighten and smooth out.
Top 10 Fashion Tips on a Budget
Given the current financial and economic crisis it is already considered ‘cool’ to be thrifty. It would be better to show off something you purchased at a great price but still has great quality rather than wearing branded clothes that cost ten times as much. The term ‘fashionista’ has now evolved to ‘reccesionista’ this would pertain to individuals who can keep up with the difficult times but still look hip and hot.1. Call your friends for a clothes party swapHave you ever found your best friend’s outfit cute? Has she ever complimented you on the little black dress you wore the last time you went out? Then you and your friends can throw a clothes swap party! It is both fun and you don’t spend on anything! Just gather your girlfriends and tell them to bring the clothes they don’t wear anymore to swap with another and to make things a little more interesting, each item that your guest will bring will entitle them to a coupon that they can use to swap for another girl’s clothes she no longer wants.Just remember that when making your invitation list, make sure to invite girls of the same sizes so that they will have someone to swap with.2. Swap for cashAnother option is to swap the clothes that you just earned from your clothes swap party or other clothes you no longer wear for cash; you can go to your nearest designer clothing exchange and swap the clothes for money. They will usually pay you a percentage of what they earn, or maybe even offer you a better deal.3. Cheaper by the dozenGiven the current recession it would probably be a good idea to visit the cheap shops around town. Remember, not making just one purchase from an expensive branded store can mean being able to buy more in other stores. You should not worry about quality and trends since shops like Primark and Matalan have great prices for trendy fashion pieces.4. Marks and Spencer/OxfamIf you have old pieces of Marks and Spencer cluttered in your closet that you don’t wear anymore you can take them to the nearest Oxfam shop and they will give you a Â£5 Marks and Spencer voucher for free. Although you will still have to spend Â£35 or more, the voucher can be used for clothing, home wear and even beauty products.5. Catchy accessoriesChoose jewelry that are catchy and can spark a conversion. A piece of jewelry can look really classy but not necessarily have the price tag of an expensive piece of jewelry.6. Know where to lookThere are a number of great finds out there, signature shoes and bags are available at half the price in thrift shops and other stores if you know where to go. Of course unfortunately the mall is not the place to go for budget shopping.7. Know when the sales areKnowing when sales are going to be held is valuable information. They are usually held in January and June and it wouldn’t hurt to keep an eye on when your local department stores will be holding a sale. You can save a lot of money when you buy clothes and accessories during a sale.8. Prioritize your wardrobe and accessory choicesGo for classy and not trendy, chances are trendy pieces although they may be ‘in’ at the moment, they could easily go out of style the next season. So purchase classic pieces that never go out of style and you can wear them at any time or during any occasion. A classic white top, black skirt and leather boots will always be in style and will always have heads turning your way, just think of how many times you can wear that outfit and still look glam? Just mix and add a few accessories and you would have saved a fortune but still looked great.9. Have a budget for your clothes and accessoriesMake sure that you set aside a budget for your clothes, shoes and accessories. Everybody has a budget for that and if you can cut out on a few things, such as your daily Starbucks routine or your weekly visit to the pub then you can have more for your budget to spend on clothes.10. Do it yourself-groomingAll the fashionable and trendy pieces in the world would be worthless if you are not clean and neat with your body. The cute top you bought at a discount would not keep people from staring at your bushy eyebrows. The adorable shoes you bought at that sale would not be able to fully shine if you have dirty feet and toes with cracking nail polish.So make sure you are always neat with your body as well, but that does not mean you have to spend a lot in a parlor to be looking clean, you can get your girlfriends together for a little good old slumber party mani-pedi. You can even tweeze each others’ eyebrows and you can have your own little spa at home.Looking great does not have to mean you spend a lot, you just have to know where to go and what to look for.
Men’s Fashion Tips – The Reputation Of Barbour Jackets
In the world of men’s fashion there are some names which stand the test of time better than most, and a few names that are synonymous with quality. Often with such names what you’re buying into is a reputation as much as anything else, because you know that you’re getting quality that lasts and a style that lasts too.That’s often the problem with some men’s fashion items these days. They might look good today, but in a year’s time, 5 years’ time or a decade’s time will they still look as good? The answer in many cases is not only that they certainly won’t still look stylish, but that it’s not terribly important because they’ll have fallen apart by then anyway.That’s the thing with fashion and style, often quality isn’t important because the style will become outdated before the whole thing falls apart anyway. But in men’s fashion there are a few names which you can count on for both quality and longevity, and Barbour jackets are one such example.Barbour jackets have a long heritage, and have been the jacket or coat of choice by many leading figures, including the Royal Family, as well as being the first or only choice by those people who need to have a hard wearing and eminently practical coat for either their work or their pastimes, be that hunting, fishing, shooting, farming or hiking. Barbour jackets have changed relatively little over the years because the basic principles of the designs last so well. Having said that there are new styles and models brought out regularly which add a little more functionality, create a more specific type of coat for a particular activity or climate, or include colours which offer a greater choice.But essentially Barbour coats are about quality you can rely on not just for this season, but for as many seasons as you’re likely to be around. It is far from being unheard of that Barbour jackets outlast their owners, and can almost become heirlooms, You can’t say that about many men’s fashion items. But with a staggering reputation for quality that really does stand the test of time, it is perhaps sadly inevitable that today it is possible to find Barbour jackets on sale online for a fraction of the price you might normally expect to pay, because they aren’t genuine Barbour.Counterfeit Barbour jackets are being sold, and if you take a brief look online at an auction site such as Ebay you’ll almost certainly find Barbour jackets listed for a remarkably small sum of money. Yet of course what you’re getting isn’t Barbour at all. It won’t be made from the same high quality materials which Barbour uses and they won’t include the sort of features for which Barbour jackets are renowned.Almost certainly you’ll find the cut isn’t as good, they’re not as comfortable or as effective at protecting you from the wind, the cold or the rain, and you will definitely find that within a very short space of time the coat is starting to look shabby and fall apart, meaning you have to go out and buy another one. In fact it doesn’t take many counterfeit Barbour jackets before you’ve more than paid the price of a real one, which would certainly last you a very great deal longer.So if you’re looking for a Barbour coat and want to make sure that you’re getting a men’s fashion product which is the genuine article, what can you do? The simple answer is to avoid the anonymous retailers on eBay and similar sites, and stick with a genuine retailer with a high street presence and a long standing reputation for delivering the real thing. Trying to save money by buying counterfeit clothing almost always ends up with you spending more in the long run, whilst feeling damp in the short run.
Top 10 Fashion Tips for 2011
With the coming of the new year, also comes new trends in fashion and as we say good-bye to all that was in 2010 (a lot of hot pants, knee high socks, lace, leather and cut out clothing) we now say hello to the fashion trends and tips for 2011. Below are our top 10 tips for best fashion advice that can be given to anyone during any time of the year.1. Choose the clothes that suit your body
No matter what trendsetting or fashion forward clothing you purchase if it will not compliment your body-then you’d better put it back on the store rack!2. On Jewelry: Less is not always more
(For Men) You must not over accessorize, do not wear more than 3 pieces of jewelry. Silver is becoming popular these days so you might want to invest.
(For Women) Less is not always more especially during the summer, you can accessorize you summer outfits with big and bold accessories. Wooden beads and citrus colored bangles are a good sight during the summer.3. In the winter: Accessorize!
During the cold weather add a little pop of color to the weather, you can accessorize with sweaters and scarves, ensure it matches your outfit though! Try to mix and match things, if you are wearing tight fitting jeans then a big sweater will be a good contrast and will compliment your slender legs.4. Keep your shoes and belts looking brand new:
Shoes and belts can catch the eye of other people so make sure that you invest in a good pair of shoes and a nice belt and make sure that they are regularly kept clean and shiny – there’s nothing worse than a pair of muddy boots combined with a smart dress!5. If you look the part then you have to smell the part.
There is no use in looking great if you smell something like the cat dragged in. So if you take time and invest in what you will be wearing and what you will look like then make sure that you throw in some good perfume, cologne or after-shave.6. Skinny jeans are still in!
Yes! Skinny jeans are still in! Especially with Katy Perry singing “Let you put your hands on me In my skin-tight jeans”, so don’t throw out your skinny jeans yet! Nothing is as complimentary as a good pair of high-waisted, ankle exposing, skinny jeans.7. The Ballerina is on center stage!
With movies like ‘The Black Swan’ earning a buzz, ballet-inspired fashion is sure to make its own buzz in the fashion industry. From ballet flats to ensembles inspired from tutus and leotards, we will be seeing a lot of ballerinas this year.8. Summer Fashion tips:
In the summer be sure to wear loose fitting clothes that are made of natural fabrics and are in light colors, printed kaftan might just be making a wave this year. For a little style and functionality, a wide-brimmed hat will keep those harsh UV rays away and will also keep you looking elegant.9. Add color in the winter:
Spring colored sweater should add some color during the pale winter. Make sure you wear bright printed winter clothes-just so you won’t blend in with all the snow.10. Check online!
For the latest in fashion news and trends, always check online, this is the most updated source of fashion information. Also try to look and see what celebrities are wearing these days. For one thing, everyone and I mean everyone will be looking into what the future princess Kate Middleton will be wearing-so try and see what’s she’s wearing and buy it quick before the stores run out!
Women’s Business Fashion Tips – Enter The Corporate World With Confidence
The world is changing and women are moving ahead with confidence. We all know that the corporate world nowadays is filled with a lot of women candidates. In this article we are going to lend you some key tips regarding the business casual fashion tips for women. If you are a working woman then this article is tailor made for you. All you need to do is to go through this article and understand the below mentioned points carefully.It is pretty essential to note that girls have better options available to them when it comes to dressing in a nice way. However, there are certain factors that determine your office look. You need to consider them carefully. I must tell you that fashion choices available for women are simply outstanding. If you are a girl then you can certainly adjust your clothing to all types of environments, Ranging from short dresses, skirts and slacks to official suits, girls can wear just about anything.One of the key things to remember is that you should feel comfortable in whatever you are wearing. A day in the office wearing uncomfortable clothing can become unbearable. There are also certain fashion errors that most of the women experience during their working days. You need to avoid these fashion mistakes at all costs. To prevent these mistakes, you must check out the current prevailing trends in woman’s fashion magazines. Accessories can really add the attractiveness of your attire. You must team up your official suit with apt amount of accessories.The clothes that you wear should complement the workplace environment in the best possible way. Now, let us discuss a few key points that you must consider in this regard.• You need to choose the fabrics with absolute care. Wool, silk and cotton are some of the most popular ones. They are really popular in most of the companies worldwide. • The next thing that you need to do is to choose the right color for yourself. Black and navy blue are the two colors that are really best suited for working women.• Your clothes should be absolutely clean and wrinkle free. Otherwise it could leave a bad impression on your bosses.• Purchase a good quality blouse that goes well with your attire. • Choosing the right footwear is also very important. It allows you to stay comfortable all the time. Your shoes should be properly polished and in good condition.• Leather shoes are best suited for workplaces. You need to consider buying them from the market. • Scarves and bracelets can really make your life easy when it comes to wearing fashion accessories.These are some of the key points that you need to consider in business fashion. Make sure you read all of these tips carefully. If you are really planning to work on your looks and appearance then you need to make sure that you purchase the right wardrobe. Otherwise you might really end up on the losing side. I hope this article offers you some help with your business wardrobe. Enjoy a lot!