With spring around the corner, it’s time to start shopping for new and fun styles. Here are the top accessories that you’ll definitely want to have in your closet this spring.
You probably don’t see platform shoes too much during the winter, but as soon as the warmer months arrive, it’s time to get out these trendsetters. Platform shoes can give you some height, and they can even also help with your posture. Plus, they’re much more comfortable than regular high heels.
- A big floppy hat
With the sun out, it’s time to protect your eyes and the delicate skin on your face, neck and chest. This means getting a great floppy hat to wear on long walks or to the beach.
- A cute umbrella
Spring means rain, so this naturally tells you that you’ll need to get a super cute umbrella for your handbag or book bag! Consider getting one that is clear for better visibility and so that people can still see you and your cute face.
- Rain boots
With rain coming down, an umbrella is absolutely necessary, but drain should also be in your closet! Rain boots are cute no matter what brand they are, but yellow boots beat all the others in terms of classic style.
- A comfy cardigan
Every girl should have a comfortable chunky cardigan to wear when it’s chilly outside but not too cold. Look for one in the neutral color like beige, brown or black.
You can find all of these styles and more online or at your local mall. The new season usually brings about a lot of coupons and sales as well, so make sure to embrace these as you shop. Numerous stores are also trying to get rid of their winter inventory, so you can find some great styles for next year’s winter right now too. Let’s go shopping!
Long ago, women absolutely had to know how to sew. It was part of their duties to help keep up the home. They sewed clothes for themselves, their spouses and their children, and they may have even sewed clothes for others. They were also in charge of mending clothes because any clothing item was difficult and expensive to make. If you got a rip in one of your pairs of pants or a button came off of a suit coat, you didn’t just throw it away. You fixed it.
Today, things are different. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, people stopped taking such good care of their clothing. That’s because they were able to buy whatever they needed fully made, and when it got ruined over time, they could throw it away or give it away.
The way that things used to be is actually a lot better than the way things are now. With that being said, it’s a wonderful gift that we no longer have to sew all of our clothing by hand, and we can spend our time doing more important things. But it’s also good to value the items that you have, and this means knowing a little bit about sewing.
Every girl should know how to hem a pair of pants or a skirt. In addition, she should know how to sew on a button or fix a button. And she should also know how to fix a rip or a hole in a piece of clothing.
If you don’t know how to do one, two or any of these things, that’s okay because you can learn. There are numerous tutorials online, and you can watch videos to see someone actually doing the mending so that you can learn how to do it yourself as well.
Spring is here, and that means that the sun is going to be out more often than usual. In some parts of the world, this also means that things are going to get hot, and it’s going to happen fast. If you live in a place like this, you’ll want to be well-prepared with your spring wardrobe. Here are some tips for keeping cool this spring while also looking super stylish.
First, make sure that you are choosing clothing items that are made of breathable, lightweight fabrics. Cotton, linen and bamboo are all great choices.
Next, you’ll naturally want to break out some smaller clothing. What we mean by this is that you should stop wearing jeans, tall boots and long skirts. It’s no time for all that! Shorts, capris and shorter skirts are now on the menu! And don’t forget to find these items in lightweight fabrics as discussed above.
Of course, with the sun out and the temperatures getting warmer, you will want to start showing some skin up top as well. This means tube tops and tank tops for girls. Short sleeves are suitable for men.
One other tip to keep in mind for spring is to start wearing sandals. You may think that you should wait to start wearing sandals during the full-blown months of summer, but why not start now? As stated, there are numerous places in the United States and around the world where spring can get pretty hot, so it’s a good idea to just bust out your sandals now. Just make sure that they are comfortable and won’t leave you with blisters as many sandals have been known to do.
Follow all of these tips and tricks to make your spring style super cute and comfortable. There’s no reason to be sweating through the beautiful spring months.
With swimsuit season coming up, it’s time to shop for this season’s bathing suit! This can be a big decision for many women who love to hang out at the beach or pool, but most women dread trying these items of clothing on at the store. Fortunately, with a little help, this year’s bathing suit decision won’t be too hard. Use the following guide to make your final choice.
Two Piece or One Piece
The first thing that you’ll need to decide is whether or not you want a two or one piece bathing suit. This should be a fairy easy choice as it has most to do with how comfortable you feel in either of these types of suits. For example, if you feel comfortable in a two piece, go for it! Many women want to cover up more, so they’ll opt for a one piece or a tankini, which covers more of the abdomen. If you have a pear shaped body, a bikini can look amazing, but if you have an apple shaped body, you might want to go for a one piece.
Color and Design
The next factor that you’ll need to consider is the color and design of your bathing suit. You’ll want to pick a color that flatters your skin tone. Those with olive colored skin tones may look good in bright oranges, corals, pinks or reds. Those who have a lighter skin tone with pink undertones might consider going with something a little cooler like blue or green.
If you hate trying bathing suits on at the store, consider ordering your bathing suit online this year. Simply shop online and put a number of your favorite bathing suit styles and sizes on a credit or debit card and return whatever you don’t like.
Fashion and clothing has taken its place of pride in political parlance, going by the recent developments in American politics. The women in politics or those close to the men in politics have become automatic fashion models. The dressing they have chosen to wear to occasions both private and public, the people that design it, and its label have become the points of discussion, creating both protests and tensions.
Sources of Fashion Models
The white pantsuits that Hillary Clinton adorned during campaign evoked the memory of suffragettes. Besides, the rainbow of matching ensembles that she dressed also inspired her fans into flashy mob dances. Her arch supporter, Mitchell Obama has also played the role of the First Model during her time at the White House, often drawing curious eyes to her designers and what they meant to portray through her dressing. Talk of what cloth her dresses were made of and how it suited her build and persona have been a point of discourse amongst many fashion conscious analysts.
Sources of Fashion Protests
Fashion analysts have closely followed the accessory and clothing that Melania Trump and her step-daughter Ivanka Trump have adorned. Their clothing inspired the distaste amongst the minorities, immigrants and women who have been the subjects of derogatory statements that Donald Trump issued during the recent campaigns. But the same clothing have been fully embraced by Trump supporters who have seen him as the champion of their voices.
The women in power have turned the red carpet as their moment of fashion show. Their dressing is currently given political undertones, serving as both the point of inspiration or derision based on the side of the political divide that the fashion analyst belongs. What cannot be taken away from these women in power is the new significant role that they are playing to promote fashion ideas not just in America but also around the world.
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.
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.
When it comes to all the wonderful winter awards shows in sunny warm Hollywood, most of us enjoy watching the signature red carpet parade of fashion. Some of these elegant gowns come right off the runway and tailored to fit the exquisite silhouettes of our favorite stars.
Most stunning celebrities nail the look every time, where a few others totally miss the mark. It seems like we’re all fashion critics these days and expect the ultimate best from our favorite stars.
The 2017 Golden Globes showcased several amazing dresses on parade with famous faces like Reese Witherspoon, elegantly attired in a yellow strapless Versace. Emma Stone bedazzled us with metallic silver stars adorning her Valentino.
Then there were the sorry some with a posse of stylists from head-to-toe, who caused us to ponder why they chose that gown with odd embellishments, poor fitting and/or fabric overload. E! news dared to call out the bad ones, and we had our own list of the “not ready for prime time viewing.”
Hollywood’s finest females should always hit the red carpet exuding glamour and luxury wearing vintage frocks or fashion-forward pieces. Unfortunately, our list names three of the worst fashion offenders of the evening.
- Sarah Jessica Parker. For a woman celebrated by the media as a fashion maven, her white number failed, especially when it came to the weird-looking, off-the-shoulder drop sleeves and strange Princess Leia hairdo.
- Priyanka Chopra. The exotic beauty was dressed to the nines in Ralph Lauren, but somehow, the look was unsuccessful. The long-sleeved, deep v-neck gown was colorfully striking, but too tight and proportionately off.
- Carrie Underwood. She is rarely unnoticed, but this time, recognized for a bizarre, pale pink gown. The decolletage ruffles appeared on steroids, swallowing up her tiny frame.
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.
Many people who only look at the surface of the fashion industry may consider fashion to be boring. However, people who look deeper into fashion will have a new world open up to them. They will see many different styles, fabrics and other aspects of fashion. The most important part is that they will use their creativity to put together some looks that they enjoy. On example is Janelle Monae. She has used her creativity to put together an outfit that not only she, but other people enjoy. As a matter of fact, she has earned the award of the most fun outfit in the event.
Janelle Monae is an example of fun fashion. One of the most important things about fashion is for one to understand herself. She has to understand the type of person she is. This will help her find the style that suits her best. One thing that more fashionable people realize is that fashion can actually have an effect on one’s mood. Therefore, it is important for the individual to find the type of clothes that she likes the most so that she could be in the best mood. Fashion also effects one’s own self esteem.
At its core, fashion and style is all about the individual. When the individual finds something she likes, it will increase his confidence. She will also feel more secure in herself. She will also learn that one does not have to wear a dress in order to look good. There are plenty of casual styles. If she looks deeper, she could find plenty of variations on the casual style that will meet her more specific tastes. The best thing she could do is look into some of the clothing stores she doesn’t normally visit.