The summer colors tended toward fun and bright turquoises, pinks, and greens. We are going to warm things up and tone down a bit with the fall selection. No matter what color names the designers give them, the trend this year is very much in the gold tones. Burgandy, rust, wine, camel, and dark chocolate brown.
However the two hot colors for fall are purple and green. The green is a continuation of the summer, but warmed up a bit with burnt olives, celeries, and a darker celadon. We expect green to be around for another season or so. The trend color of the season is purple and the warmer the purple the better.
The makeup industry very closely mirrors the trends of the fashion industry. The color palettes this fall are golds, peaches and plums. As with anything in color, remember to choose colors that are right for your skin tone.
So now that you know what the colors are for the season, how do you make them work for you? Here is the bad news. While green
Fall and winter may have brought out long peacoats and trenches before, but not this year. One of the most sought-after pieces for the upcoming season will be the shrunken jacket, in a variety of styles. The difference between these new, tinier versions of your traditional autumn and winter favorites is their length; cuts are the same as traditional coats, but they hit slightly above the waist and often tie or button under the chest. The beauty of these new pieces is that they provide coverage in colder months without sacrificing sexiness or femininity.
The perfect jacket is one of the most important elements of your wardrobe, and with so many shapes and fabrics available this fall, it would be a crime to choose just one. The ever-present denim jacket is back with a new vengeance. Instead of the washes of last season or bulkiness of years before, this season’s denim jacket is soft, body-conscious and far more feminine than the traditional denim jacket. Corduroy and leather are back again, cropped and ready to be worn over anything from your favorite
Are you a beach aficionado? Do you crave to bask in the gushing tides kissing your feet and glistening sun overhead? If yes, then besides being vigilant of your skin and swim suit, do you spare a thought about your beach footwear? Beach footwear is one of the most significant accessories while you are on your way to the beach. It is not just meant to comfort your feet, save you from the trouble of slipping or sliding away in the greasy sand but also adds to your style and appearance. Bearing the surging craze for trendy, comfortable and sustainable beach sandals in mind, today numerous companies have landed into their manufacturing business. For instance the active beach sandals are a leading brand in this area. This article thus will showcase for you the various demands that the beach sandals meet for the young as well as the old.
o Since Homo sapiens are unique in every manner, some prefer style to comfort while for the others it’s the reverse. Whereas embellishing your looks with the beach footwear is concerned,
Fashion style is important. You clothes make your fashion statement, and how you’re perceived. Stand straight and carry yourself with grace. You will radiate self confidence.
Here are some fashion tips and advice to look and feel good. Don’t forget your jewelry accessories are like the icing on the cake. They are the finishing touch. Dress to Impress and Make Your Fashion Statement!
Make sure your wardrobe has plenty of neutrals on hand – they are perfect for mixing and matching. They can be dressed up or down with the right jewelry additions.
Not a one of us woman has the perfect figure. We all have flaws. Accept your flaws and work with them
Know your body and what looks good. You are logically attracted to clothes, styles and colors that flatter your figure. Experiment a bit, and try something a bit off your normal habits
Tailored outfits are flattering to most all figures
Buy styles that flatter your figure and don’t forget that finishing touch with your jewelry
To make a short neck look longer wear a sccop neck or open collar shirt, complete the look with
Spending a lot on clothes or wearing designer labels does not guarantee that you will look chic; nor does having a large wardrobe guarantee it either. How good you look depends largely on what you choose to wear and how well it suits you. It may be the latest fad and look great on the department store model but not do anything for you. This is why it is important to know your body shape, the styles that accentuate it and how to create a fabulous look without spending a fortune.
1. Start your clothes shopping like you would shop for groceries – with a list. Take inventory of what you have in your closet and what new items will expand your wardrobe. Whatever you buy should match at least 3 other wardrobe pieces.
2. To get more for less, buy timeless basics and stay away from fads. For example, a skirt with layers of frills may be in style this season but be totally wrong for any season after. It will end up sitting in your closet and be on your “bad purchase” list.
3. If you are starting a working wardrobe and want
While wristbands have become a fashionable way to show our geopolitics we often forget that we can make an even bigger impact on poverty and the environment through the clothes we choose. Wearing eco fashion is one way we all can make a real difference. Organic cotton is one of the best examples of how each one of us can influence third world economies by encouraging fairer trade while helping preserve the environment.
A few weeks ago G8 leaders failed to set a date to end their agricultural export subsidies. While Western consumers enjoy low price clothing, they often forget that it hardly reflects the true cost of fashion. Conventional cotton is highly subsidised in countries such as the US and China. According to Oxfam, the US pays three times more in subsidies to its 25,000 cotton farmers than its budget for aid to Africa’s 500 million people. These subsidies make it impossible for third world countries to compete on international markets resulting in lower export earnings and even costing some countries more than they receive in debt relief.
Beyond economics, conventional cotton production has also many negative environmental impacts. While it is often described as
Being smartly dressed need not be left for special occasions only. When we dress for special events and take little care of how we dress casually we create a disconnection. Well-dressed people are equally well groomed when they go shopping, on vacation, sports events etc. as they are for special occasions. Dressing for casual occasions takes some care and doesn’t mean wearing t-shirts and jeans.
1. When wearing casual clothes keep your jewelry, makeup and hairstyle in a casual theme. Makeup should not be noticeable – no loud colors; hair should be toned down – no updo’s or glamorous styles and jewelry should match the occasion and dress.
2. Having designer names written on your clothes does not make you fashionable – don’t become a walking advertisement. Also shirts with cute pictures of animals or teddy bears are better left worn when you are home alone.
3. Unless you are riding a motorcycle head- to- toe leather outfits such as leather pants and jacket or skirt and jacket can be too much.
4. Wearing the same color from head to toe is slimming but make sure that you wear some accessories to break it
Dress to look young? Well think about it, how are you normally dressed? How do you normally present yourself to others? Unknowingly, a lot of us have been wearing clothes that made us appear older than we actually are, especially due to the nature of our work.
To maintain a youthful look, a lot of women have invested heavily on skin care products. Many at times neglecting the very basic, the clothing they wore everyday, the way they are dressed. Some due to their profession didn’t even realize that all these while; they are actually dressing to look old! Anti-ageing cream simply won’t just do magic to them.
To look young and pretty isn’t really that difficult. All you need is to spend a little time & effort, giving yourself a little touch up.
Try out a new hairstyle. Visit a hairdresser, they will be able to advise and styled your hair to suit you, bringing out that radiant in you.
If you are still wearing glasses, why not give it a try with contact lens? You can have excellent peripheral vision and at the same time, ease, comfort and convenience. Not
These days, jeans are becoming a basic building block of any wardrobe.
Almost everywhere around the globe, you see people wearing jeans. From high-waist pants, capris, and cargos to tattered jeans and cigarette pants, the variety seems infinite. Jeans are becoming such a moth-eaten that they’re coming to close quarters with being a total faux-pas. But how do you squeeze out a savvy style for your jeans without becoming too distinct?
The answer: ACCESSORIZE! Exude style savvy with your jeans using the following tips:
- For low-waist jeans, use navel diamonds and gems to accentuate a cute belly-button. You can also wrap silver chain-belts around your tummy, to shimmer while you dance “the bump”. For a totally 70’s look, add on colorful bangles and large hoop rings.
- For capris, wear anklets – either a slim gold chain to accent a trim ankle or ethnic beads for a “beach-babe” look. You can also add hip body bags for a sportier look.
- For cargos, those handy Swiss knives bring action to your jeans, as do large backpacks. You can also wear Buddha beads which bring luck for extreme adventures.
- For high-waist pants, use large dark-colored snakeskin belts to hide the height of
Today, sunglasses have become everyone’s bestfriend. We never leave home without them. We carry them just about anywhere our lives take us. We never miss out on every opportunity to sneak at the shades counter whenever we get the chance. Sunglasses are fast becoming indispensable. They don’t just keep out those dangerous UV rays but they also exude a lot of attitude. They’re our eyes on the world, especially the fashion world. The world ultimately looks better and hipper through the lenses. But with all the variety of trends coming on the scene, how do we pick the right shades? How do we know they fit our facial profile?
Here’s a list of quick tips for sunglasses picks to match your face:
You need slightly curved frames with the top high enough on the face to downplay the jaw line. Try aviator or wrap styles that suit your moods.
Straight or angular frames in a deep color such as black or tortoise flatter the features of your face. For a good fit, try square-framed sunglasses with colored lenses.
Defined by a broad forehead and a
Sterling silver jewelry is synonymous with class and style in the world of fashion. Its versatility and flexibility make it a welcome and useful addition to any person’s wardrobe. Sterling silver jewelry epitomizes classic simplicity in itself, but as the setting for gemstones or combined with other precious metals, the aesthetic value it lends to the wearer is inestimable.
Pure silver by itself is too soft and would not be practical for jewelry and other ornamental objects. Sterling silver is made when another metal, such as copper, is added to the silver to make it hardy and tough. So while it is not as sturdy as stainless steel, sterling silver jewelry is nonetheless very durable and long-lasting. That is why a wide array of rings, necklaces, bracelets, cuff links, belt buckles, body jewelry and more are made from sterling silver.
All sterling silver jewelry is marked as such, and sometimes the name of the designer or manufacturer is engraved on the piece. It is a highly reflective precious metal whose simple yet elegant look is appreciated by both the young and old, the famous and not-so-famous. Some celebrities adorned with sterling silver jewelry on television or
Teenagers are a fickle bunch. At that stage of physical and psychological growth, they are constantly experimenting with things to improve their image and their look. Teen jewelry fashion plays a major part in the development of their identity and efforts to either blend in with the crowd or establish their own unique persona. Any parental endorsement of fashion accessories is akin to the kiss of death, and adolescents look to other influences when it comes to teen jewelry fashion.
The celebrities that teenagers see in music videos, television programs or movie screens are largely responsible for dictating trends in teen jewelry fashion. The oversized, ostentatious accoutrements favored by rap musicians have spawned the hip-hop jewelry trend, and teenagers have been patronizing lower-priced but accurate replicas of celebrity bling bling. Instead of the diamonds and other precious gems used in celebrity jewelry, cheaper zirconia and base metals are used for duplicates. Body jewelry (both the pierced and non-pierced types) that is unusually designed and made with inexpensive materials has also seen an increase in teenage patrons.
Beaded jewelry and woven friendship bracelets and rings are some of the other hot trends in teen jewelry fashion. Many
Throughout time, women have had a love affair with footwear. Forget diamonds or furs – footwear has been and continues to be the accessory of choice for many women from all social circles. Just look inside any woman’s closet and you are sure to find more than one pair of shoes inside. In fact, rarely will you find only one pair. You are more likely to find shoes for work, shoes for play, shoes for exercising and more types of footwear including several pair of boots and at least one pair of slippers. And almost every woman, at some time during her life, has owned at least one pair of womens suede boots .
Now, womens suede boots are making a comeback. Throughout the years, this type of footwear has come into and gone out of style which in fashion terms makes this style a classic. Look around and you will see that boots made from suede are everywhere; at playhouses, at chic nightclubs, in shopping malls, at the beach and all places in between. There are so many trendy styles available and so many ways to wear womens suede boots that there is just not enough
Why would anyone want to wear vintage clothing? First of all, it’s fun! When you wear vintage, you stand out from the crowd. The chances of someone else wearing the same exact outfit to that special event are slim to none. More and more high school girls are shopping vintage for dances and proms because it guarantees originality. Yasmine, a vintage clothing collector from Los Angeles, says, “I wear vintage so I can add a little something authentically retro to my clothing and not look the same as everyone else, which is difficult in style-conscious L.A..”
Vintage clothing is also nostalgic. Remember the good old days when there were party lines and soda shops? Me neither, but wearing vintage gives a girl the chance to experience a small part of history. In today’s ambiguous world, it feels nice to pull on a crinoline and full feminine skirt once in a while. Let’s face it: grown-up girls like to play dress up, too!
For the thrifty, the prices on vintage items should be incentive enough. Local thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales are excellent sources of old clothing at unbelievable prices. Broke? Go
“Following the crowd” is something that we have all been guilty of. But new investors are more likely to “follow the crowd” and fall in love with the latest fad. This is a great risk, and a dangerous one. Newer investors tend to be particularly attracted to fads and fashions in investing. Remember the internet bubble back in the 90s? So many people lost money buying in at the end of the cycle. Of course, those who bought in early made great profits, but these investors often bought in on fundamentals, not hype.
As investors, we look toward the “next big thing.” Sometimes this motivation leads us right into a Red Alert zone. The investment mess from the internet bubble is just one example. History is full of stories like the Tulip Craze in Holland back in the 17th century. These crazes cause people to follow each other over an investment cliff without thinking, like lemmings on a Science Channel special.
Think about the clothing industry and its fashions. History shows that the “latest” trend lasts only a short time. So, while investing in trendy clothing stores may bring short-term success, the failure is often even
Accessories, chosen correctly, can change an outfit from boring to fabulous in minutes. Chosen incorrectly, accessories can ruin your look. The following suggestions are a starting point to help you choose the accessories that will spice up your wardrobe.
1. Choose accessories to match the outfit, not an outfit to match your accessories. Before you purchase accessories know what outfit they will go with and how you will wear them.
2. Accessories should be in balance with the weight of your clothing. For instance, if you are wearing a skirt or suit in a heavy fabric don’t wear sandals.
3. Rings are great, but wearing too many at one time will look gaudy. For business, wear only one ring on each hand. Also, if your rings have become too tight they will create an unflattering look. Getting them off and stretched to fit your finger would be a good idea.
4. Wear earrings that flatter your face shape. If you have a long face avoid long dangling earrings. The long lines of the earrings will make the face appear longer. That style is better for those who will look better with the added length
We all love our children and want the best for them. It’s common for parents to dress their children in costumes. If you are fond of doing it, you should dress your child appropriately. To help you out, here are tips that you should put into consideration:
Don’t make the child too scary
You might have an imagination of a scary look that you would like to give your child but you shouldn’t overdo it. You can dress him as a scary devil costume but you shouldn’t go overboard. For example, you shouldn’t douse the toddler in blood and gore as it isn’t a good idea. When the child sees his reflection in the mirror he will start screaming. Making the child too scary has also been shown to affect the child’s self-esteem. This is common when guests flinch and avoid the child when they see him.
Don’t dress up the kid as a drug
Regardless of how much you love getting high, you shouldn’t transfer your behavior to the kids. To avoid staring eyes you shouldn’t dress up the kid as an illicit drug. You also shouldn’t dress him as a legal drug.
What is a Holdall? It is the trendy and more stylish version of what used to be called a carry-all. It will hold all the work needed for a business trip or for teachers taking work home (laptop, notebook, files or binders). It works as an over nighter too. It may look like a large purse, but it can hold all the hair products or all the makeup in the house for a spur of the moment trip. It holds all!
All manner of shapes and sizes are out there. There are big ones, small ones, lightweight ones, wheeled ones, and even double decker ones. Whatever need may be, one of these bags that will hold it all. A few brands that offer holdalls are Samsonite, Antler, Jump, Unicorn, and Reisenthel. Brands that have a market for leather bags are Rowallan, Gianni Conti, and Natural Leather holdalls.
The Jump small travel bag is made from synthetic suede coated on polyester with top grain leather trim. It is the perfect size carry-on for airline travel and has a handy smart sleeve and rear ticket pocket. Fully lined featuring a map of the world design lining and interior