Why One Should Try Before Buying Clothes

In many cases, one that knows his or her size is going to be alright when it comes to picking out the right clothes. However, there are always going to be certain issues when it comes to clothing. For one thing, different items that are labeled with the XL label will fit differently. Therefore, it is important to take the time to try some clothes on before buying it. This is especially true for people that try to dress right at their size as opposed to a couple of sizes over. At least when trying on sizes, one would know how to find something that fits them well.


This principle applies to all kinds of clothes. It is good to find an interesting and fun piece of clothing that fits well. It could be any clothing from an earlier era or an earlier trend. What matters is the person involved in the shopping for clothes. While fashion is always changing and there are certain types of clothes that many people will like, there will always be unique bits of clothing that a relatively few would like because of it being of a unique style.


If there is one thing to say about style, it is that all styles are valid. If many people were allowed to be honest about their own style and were allowed the articles of clothing to be able to pursue their own style, then there would be a lot of diversity to how people dress. There are people that like trends that existed back in the 70s, 80s and other eras. Fortunately, stores are making efforts to offer some unique bits of clothing so that fashion can be fun for both men and women. In the end, a lot of fashion is about making people feel good about themselves.


Glamorizing The Winter Parka: Wardrobe Staple We All Need

The glam winter parka is a hot trend this year, and we all knew that fashion news was coming down the pike last August. In fact, Elle.com was reporting about couture parkas in over-sized street wear with lots of quilted padding and wonderful chic detailing.


If you live anywhere with dipping temperatures, biting winds, sleet snow or icy rain, then you need this winter fashion staple when the weather turns nasty.


Some women get bored wearing their winter parka, because it’s usually not too shapely a coat, can be bulky and simple-looking with a hood. You can, however, glam up this classic winter garment with some imagination.


On-trend celebrities like Angelina Jolie was recently photographed in Colorado on a vacation with her kids and staying cozy in a parka. The sexy star kept her ensemble all black, beginning with her $500 Burton Wiley Gore-Tex parka. She accessorized with trademark aviator shades, kept the shearling hood on and wore puffy pants and quilted boots. Underneath those layers, was a black lacy tank top peeking through.


You don’t have to have huge movie star status to make a winter parka come alive. These coats also look amazing with a dress and booties, a la Alexa Chung style. It works, although most women are used to wearing their parka with pants.


A lot of women around NYC enjoy wearing a cute beanie, instead of the hood on their parka. Keeping it casual means, jeans and a pair of Nikes, too.


The winter parka looks superb in over-the-knee boots or a pair of pumps. Footwear of many kinds is compatible with the parka.


To add another layer of warmth and sophisticated style, slip on a fur vest over your parka, faux fur, of course.


Baby, it’s cold outside, but you’re good to go.


Feeling Down? A Wardrobe Update Might Help

For those that are feeling down in the dumps, or struggling with their sense of self worth, there is some good news. There have been studies that have suggested that a simple change in wardrobe could have an effect on how on feels about himself. In fact, fashion in and of itself could affect the person’s own feelings about his life. Therefore, it is important to be mindful of outfits. One example is that one who is wearing dumpy clothes is more likely to be in a dumpy mood. At the same time, one who is wearing professional clothing is more likely to excel in his or her profession.


This doesn’t mean that one should run around and jump on the latest trends. For one thing, trends are always changing. It is impossible to keep up with trends. Instead, it is better for the person to find the clothes that he wants. It doesn’t matter what type of clothes that is. All that matters is that the person is able to express one’s own self. He or she could choose clothing from the 70s. After all, some of the trends that were popular in the 70s are making a comeback.


Also, vintage clothing from older eras can give one a sense of uniqueness. This is one thing that could help with self worth. If a person buys some unique clothes, he will be more likely to feel like a unique and irreplaceable person. Fortunately, there are tons of stores that one could shop at that carry unique and impressive clothing. Also, they are very affordable. Therefore, one does not have to break the bank, go broke or bankrupt in order to buy the type of items that he wants. He will still manage to put together impressive outfits on a modest budget.

Ivanka Trump’s Fashionable Presidential Style Wows Many

The daughter of President Donald Trump is certainly turning heads around the world, every time she steps out in a new stylish ensemble.


The only faux pas Ivanka Trump seemed to make, was back in November during a family TV interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes. The mother of three young children wore a pricey gold bracelet from her own jewelry line. Sharp-eyed television viewers called her out on it, accusing Ivanka of trying to profit from her father’s presidential campaign’s frequent media attention. The bracelet cost $10,000, and the daughter of President Trump has since apologized for sending journalists a “style alert” promoting the gold bangle.


All seems to be forgotten, because Ivanka has hit her stride when it comes to a polished, sophisticated style. She was recognized for hitting the mark during the busy presidential inauguration program by many fashion publications, including Vogue.com, who gave Ivanka Trump props for her dedication to fashion. The fashion Bible adores Ivanka’s style, claiming the First Daughter sends out a modern vibe.


Some fashion experts are calling Ivanka’s style an ode to the former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy. When Ivanka arrived in Washington, D.C. pre-inauguration day, she wore a bold green Oscar de la Renta waterfall coat and matching green dress with nude pumps and cat-eye sunglasses. Her long blonde hair tumbled down in soft waves. She looked flawless.


The HollywoodReporter.com thought the waterfall coat and shades she was wearing, go back to the 1960s photos of Jackie in the Ron Galella paparazzi shots.


It will be interesting to see how much of an impact Ivanka Trump’s fashion choices have on the nation, as well as the world. Of course, people are also watching very closely how First Lady Melania Trump will continue to dress, once she’s in the White House.

Indigenous Canadian Designer Will Be Featured At World Fashion Week

The indigenous woman, Becki Bitternose, will be showcasing her latest designs at the World Fashion Week in Paris. With the financial aid of Sask Fashion Week and Power of Pink, she was given an opportunity to represent Canada at the show.


A group of women from Regina decided to create a fund raiser. Lois Vanderhooft and Kayla MacKay lead the fund raising efforts for Becki. Becki did not previously know these women prior to the fund raiser.


Becki was very emotional when donations suddenly came in to help her with the event. She received over $20,000 for the cost of materials and the entrance fee. The entrance fee for the Fashion Week even is $14,000 alone. She would have never been able to afford this without the help of donations.


Her passion for design began when she converted a Pendleton blanket into a jacket. She eventually went on to producing her PlayBuffalo clothing line. Her products were presented at the Couture Fashion Week in New York. She will go to Paris in February for the next fashion show.


The World Fashion Week will feature many unique collections from around the world. Their fashion week is to promote global unity, sustainable development, diversity and environmental responsibility.


Many underrepresented designers are brought to the event to showcase their products to international traders. It is also a network event for international media and trade representatives, opening up new avenues for worldwide industry. This event typically has over $200 million in orders per event.


Kylie Jenner Has a New Athletic Fashion Campaign

If you’ve gotten a little behind in your New Year’s resolution to work out more, Kylie Jenner’s new campaign for Puma may give you the inspiration to get back on the treadmill.


Recently, the youngest Kardashian took to Instagram to share stunning photos from her latest Puma photoshoot. She signed with the brand in 2016, much to the disapproval of her brother-in-law, rapper and fashion designer Kanye West. Kylie walked in West’s Yeezy fashion shows, and the Yeezy shoes were created in partnership with Adidas, Puma’s rival. Naturally, West felt that Kylie signed with Puma would create a conflict of interest. West even took to Twitter to state that Kylie would stay with Yeezy “1000%,” and that the family would give Puma their “measly million dollars” back, alluding to the notion that Puma was trying to “divide the family.”


However, Jenner has decided to go through with the Puma deal, despite her brother-in-laws passionate tweets. And even though it seems that her decision caused a family rift, she’ll likely make a profit for Puma, since her photos are stunning. Kylie posted some of the looks from her photo shoot on her Instagram page, featuring her in a black athletic body suit, sports bra and patterned tights, mesh half-top, and of course, Puma sneakers in black and gray. Obviously, Jenner’s fit body make the ads more attractive as well.


The shoes are Puma Fierce Strap Swans, which are Puma’s collaboration with the New York City Ballet. The collection will be available online and in stores on February 1.


One, Two, Three: Gigi, Bella And Now Brother Anwar All Top Models

Think about it. What are the odds of three siblings making it as top models in the cut-throat NY fashion industry?


First there was Gigi Hadid; then there was Bella Hadid and now baby brother Anwar Hadid.


The striking 17-year-old teen has hit the big time, securing quite the fashion feather in his cap. Anwar is now the handsome face of Hugo Boss Menswear’s HUGO line, according to publications like Elle.com.


His two sisters are the little darlings of the fashion runway, and Bella and Gigi are considered by some to have already reached supermodel status. All three good-looking siblings share the same lanky, appealing physiques that the industry relies on.


Anwar has already shot the campaign for the Hugo Boss HUGO line and shares the design spotlight with fellow model Devon Aoki, twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears of band The Garden and other celebrity non-model faces.


He photographs beautifully, and fans like when they can see Anwar’s bold 1999 tattoo at the back of his neck. The ink is displayed quite prominently in the HUGO fashion campaign. According to Cosmopolitan.com, the glam and sexy shots were obtained by flying Anwar to the California desert to snap the images. Photographer Harley Weir shot the HUGO campaign, and Anwar is featured wearing three different fashion looks.


It can only get better for the youngest Hadid sibling and son of Yolanda Hadid, who is signed with IMG models. Anwar has been in this game since October 2015, when he made his modeling debut with Nylon magazine. Anwar has also walked the runway for both Moschino and Fenty Puma x Rihanna.


Anwar Hadid’s star can only rise higher. At the moment, he’s dating Transformers star, the actress Nicola Peltz. She’s a sultry older woman of 22.


Fashions From the 1990s That Are Making a Comeback

Vintage style has been in for quite some time, and while a number of designers have been paying homage to the 1970s and 1980s, styles from the 1990s are making a comeback as well. Here are a few style choices that you may want to add to your wardrobe this season.


Choker Necklaces


If you were a fan of the show “Friends” or movies like “Clueless,” you may be a fan of the chocker necklaces. These jewelry pieces can be worn with casual or dressy outfits. For a more updated version of this classic 90s look, wear the choker with a few other longer necklaces and a peasant-style shirt.


Combat Boots


There was once a time when combat boots went with pretty much everything. Whether you want to wear cut-off jeans or a plaid pleated mini-skirt, combat boots add an edginess to your look that is reminiscent of the 90s.


Bomber Jackets


Leather jackets can be worn with just about anything. You can wear your jacket with your favorite pair of jeans for a classic 90s look, or update your look with a bomber jacket and full-length skirt that is still a nod to the fun yet risque style of the 1990s.


Floral Print Dresses


A dress with a distinct floral pattern was pretty common to see in the 90s, especially if you watched shows like “Beverly Hills 90210” or “Blossom.” These dresses are finding their way back on shopping racks and can be worn with knee-high socks and a large hat to complete your 90s look.


These are just some of the looks that are finding their way back into our wardrobes and hearts. Check out Buzzfeed for more 90s fashion ideas.


The Secret behind Whalebone Clothing’s Success

Whalebone Clothing was started by Jesse Joeckel back in 2010 with money he had saved from doing many odd jobs. He started off by designing and selling comfortable t-shirts with cool prints and logos. But Jesse soon realized that his business was only performing well in the summer and that immediately after Labor Day, sales plummeted. This was very difficult for him as he barely had enough money to open shop again in summer. He therefore decided to make Whalebone a year-round business.


His first attempt at this was setting up an online shop but this did not do much to boost sales during off-season as he did not have good marketing skills and was operating on a very tight budget. Montauk, the beautiful beach town where Whalebone is located, started becoming a favorite among tourists and this made the demand for Whalebone’s products skyrocket. Although this significantly boosted the shop’s revenue, Joeckel still felt like there was more that could be done. He therefore joined hands with Eddie Berrang and Bronson Lamb, who were both tech-savvy and very good at marketing, to re-strategize and improve the brand.


They revamped Whalebone’s online shop and made it more user-friendly and compatible with mobile devices. They also started making a digital magazine, Whalebone Magazine, to advertise the products and tell Whalebone’s story. Whalebone started making other products that could keep it in business all through the year. Their products now include specialty items and winter gear in addition to the cool t-shirts. In just a year of adopting these new strategies, Whalebone’s revenues have increased tremendously and it is looking forward to even more growth and expansion in the coming months.


Success in the fashion industry is about more than just having a great product. As is evident from Whalebone’s story, marketing plays a major role in boosting sales as it makes more people aware of the product. Thanks to their marketing efforts, Whalebone’s products, including the magazine, are now in demand all over the US and Joeckel hopes to go beyond the US borders soon.



Little Coverage For Men In Fashion

Fashion is often thought of as a woman’s activity. However, men can be interested in fashion as well. The only issue is that a lot of men are lost when it comes to fashion. For one thing, they are less likely to know what is out there. When they look at their peers, they don’t see much variation in the clothes that are being worn. When they go to stores that sell clothes, there is also very little in variation. Another interesting occurrence is that there is very little coverage in men’s fashion. One of the reasons is that when there is coverage, it is always the same outfit. The only time anything unique in menswear is shown is for ridicule.


Men’s fashion is hardly covered compared to women’s fashion. One of the few times it is covered in the news is in events like the Golden Globes. Even then, there is very little in coverage. Therefore, men often walk away believing that there is really not much in fashion for them. Fortunately, there are ways that men can see variety in fashion. One place where men could see a lot of variety are runway shows. Designers often show off plenty of unique styles in fashion.


This could give men ideas on styles they could wear. Also, men would realize that their fashion could be fun. The trick is to find the stores that sell the looks that are on the runway. Many department stores are going to stick to basics because there are a multitude of fashion designers that sell through these stores. The best bet for men would be to go to designer outlets so that they can find the styles that they want. Then they could create looks they are satisfied with.