Posted by Jules On July 12th, 2014
We have to spend a lot of time in the place where we work. It is very important what we reflects who we want to be. Although workplaces have become more casual these days, there are some organizations with specific dress codes for their employees. Office dress codes can be very confusing at times, but there is no one who wants to look really odd. Besides the necessary look that fits the office atmosphere, it is equally important to wear outfits that feel comfortable. With the uncomfortable clothes, your productivity at the workplace could be affected.
There are certain things to keep in mind when you select the clothes for wearing at the work place. It is obvious that the comfort factor has to given the maximum importance, but the look is also important. What to wear is important and for that you need to know what not to wear as well.
Firstly, the outfit must not be a very tight fitting or too loose. People feel comfortable in body hugging outfits, but they are not ideal for office wear. It is not desirable that your co-worker becomes very conscious about your body. Similarly, an extremely over sized dress will make you look clumsy at the workplace. The dress with the right fit is necessary as it helps to maintain the aesthetic of the atmosphere.
Color of the outfit is equally important. The color of the dress must not be too loud. It actually breaks the concentration of the other people at work. Soothing and natural colors are the best options to choose from. Ladies can go for dark shades, keeping in mind that they are not very loud.
A shoe is an accessory that can be considered to be an integral part of the outfit. The right shoes can make you look great and a wrong one can ruin your look. They need to be comfortable as you are always on your feet while working. This does not mean that you can go for flip flops! It is not necessary that you have expensive boots or high heeled shoes to wear at the work place. Simple flat ballet or flat sandal can be the best options to wear while at work. For men the choice is easier. Formal boots goes great with both business formals as well as business casual types of clothes.
Other accessories like jewellery for ladies and belts for men are essential but here also the loudness factor must be taken care of.
Posted by Jules On May 31st, 2014
As the mercury gets high in summer we all get in real trouble. We need something to protect our body from the scorching heat. Whatever you wear in summer must give you a comfortable feeling. Majority of the people are very much conscious about fashion and thus wearing whatever that one can grab is no more popular. One has to be very careful in building the summer wardrobe, with comfort factor to be the most important thing to consider.
When you plan for the summer fashion, you need to know more about the fabric choices. Picking a right textile is the secret of looking as well as feeling chic in the warm and humid weather. Cotton is the ideal fabric to wear in summer. It is naturally breathable and cheap as well. Though good quality 100% cotton are a bit expensive than other available fabrics. Cotton is very suitable for the people with skin allergies as the fabric that react very less with the sensitive skin. Linen is another summer friendly fabric that provides great comfort. It is one of the best natural fabrics that help to keep us cool. Natural wrinkles of the fabric add to the fashion and make it easy to maintain.
Blended fibers are available these days that are very efficient in providing us with all the goodness of different fabrics. These blended fabrics have the moisture absorbing quality of cotton, cooling effect of linen etc.
Right after you have finished choosing the perfect fabric, it is time to think about the cuts and patterns of the outfits. Cotton tees and tanks are very much favourable for summer as these clothes are excellently breathable. You can go for light and airy dresses made of 100% cotton to provide the necessary comfort. Cotton jeans are the most suitable for summer as they are really light and breathable.
You must consider the cuts of outfits according to the climate of the place where you are residing. Dry summer requires you to wear the outfit that you will find difficult to wear in places having humid summer. The general idea is to wear short and precise clothes during summer. This very idea is good for the places having hot summer, but will be a disaster in your fashion statement if you reside in a place having extremely dry summer. Places with dry summer must be dealt with elaborate outfits made of breathable fabrics. You need to cover your body as much as possible to prevent the body moisture from being lost. On the other hand a humid summer will allow you to wear short outfits made of fabrics that can absorb lots of moisture. The basic thing to keep in mind is to choose such outfits that will protect you from the glazing sun.
Posted by Jules On April 10th, 2014
Accessories are the most important part of fashion. Without them your most expensive garments may flop. It is somewhat like having a thanksgiving feast without a turkey or watching a movie at the theatre without popcorns! The general idea is that ladies need more accessories as compared to guys. This is not true! The actual thing is that most of the men do not care for the right accessories for themselves; else there is a long list of accessories for men. Most of the men consider shoes to be the single accessory to be taken care of. Few care for having the right belt with a good trouser and wrist watches. But only the fashion conscious men care for the accessories like a hat, eye wear, neck wear etc.
The very first thing is obviously shoes. Shoes are the standard part of our outfit and many men do not consider them to be an accessory. It is actually an accessory and adds to the look of a person. The right shoes can make a guy’s clothes look great and wrong ones can ruin the whole look. Think about a guy wearing tennis shoes with formal outfit, it is horrible indeed!
The belt is waist wear that needs to be chosen with care. It is a wrong notion that black belt suits every outfit. It actually doesn’t. The belt needs to be congruent with the basic colour scheme of the outfit, especially when the shirt is tucked into the pants. When a guy wears upper and lower outfit of solid colour, the best option is to match the belt with the shoe. This will help to break through the monotony of the solid colours of the outfit and will also turn out to be the focal point. Belts with convertible buckles are really great as you can interchange between various looks.
This adds life to the outfit and is a great way to express your fashion sense. Watches with solid black, golden or silver dials along with similar coloured or black or brown bands are out of the fashion these days. Wrist watches are available in all possible colours and they are very much suitable for formal outfits as well. Classic look is always appreciated, but the new one is also in.
This is another important accessory that enhances the outfit. The necktie is the classic neck wear that has made way to bowtie and ascot. The workplaces have become more casual these days and the new relaxed atmosphere has resulted in making the classic neck wears less mandatory.
A hat is like the cherry-topping of the ice cream. The ice cream will taste great without the cherry, but with the cherry it becomes greater. The right hat will not only add to the outfit but count for your personality as well.
Posted by Jules On March 6th, 2014
The season of autumn is popularly known as “fall” in the United States and Canada. It is the season that makes the way from summer into winter. The season is marked with noticeable early arrival of nights and the temperature goes down considerably. The summer heat makes way for the chilling winter winds; we feel the need for the comfort of sweaters. Our feet demand for the warmth of close-toed kicks. It is time to rearrange the wardrobe with the clothes that will make us warm.
The main thing about fall weather is that it is not very cold for which you have to pull out all your heavy warm clothes. It is just cool weather when you can use your stylish scarves with light sweaters or trendy hats. The season marks the onset of winter and you can go for vibrant colours. As the colour of nature prepares to hide under the dullness of winter, you can help by adding colours to your outfits.
A pair of jeans will be the best choice for the fall fashion. Make sure that you wear styles that brings out your beat features. Thin ladies will rock skinny jeans accompanied by colourful tops and designer scarves. Sweater is one of the most important fashion components of the season. You can choose from a wide range of sweater patterns, because this season provides you with the luxury of wearing light sweaters which can manage the coolness of fall. You can go for light jackets to add on to the fashion statement. Trendy and fashionable jackets made of various types of fabric are among the hottest wardrobe item for fall.
The main attraction for the fall fashion is about layering your outfits. You can easily go on with your comfortable summer dress during fall. All you have to do is to add a pair of tights to keep your legs comfortable and a black turtle neck underneath to protect the torso. Fall is the season when you can go for various experiments with our fashion thoughts. The season demands no extra attention and you can be comfortable with almost anything. You just have to be prepared with something to put on something extra in case your choice is unable to bear the coolness in the wind.
It is the time when you can try to mix the textures of your outfits. You can pair the tweedy skirts or jackets with the light fabrics accompanied by low boots. Coming to shoes, low boots are the best footwear for fall. You can no longer stick to the flip flops or open sandals as the cool winds will make you uncomfortable. Covered shoe is the best option for this season. Whatever is the choice, make sure that you wear enough clothes and do not shiver. Shivering is definitely out of fashion!
Posted by Jules On January 14th, 2015
While this site is mainly about fashion tips and styling guidelines for men and women, we thought we would present something new to our readers. There are many young men and women who are known to make money using their sense of style and fashion. Today; there is no dearth of talent in this field and the one thing all top designers have in common is that they all started out small. You might be good at sketching or might have an incredible sense colors, hair styles and makeup. You might even have an inherent sense of what works best for every season. If you think you have these qualities, then a career in fashion and styling may be just perfect for you.
Here are few tips and ideas to help you make money in the field of fashion and style:
- Develop your sense of style further
Today, there is a plenty of literature available on this subject. You can browse through online and offline catalogs to get a sense of what’s in vogue. You can even start by designing your own wardrobe so that your friends and family starts to take notice. Once you are famous as a stylish dresser, you might find your friends turning to you for help during their weddings/parties or even to help them shop for clothes. You can slowly build on this reputation.
- Style is personal-so you need not follow rules
You could naturally get a degree or a basic diploma in the field of fashion designing or hair and makeup- if you can afford it and have the time. Else you can intern with a local designer or hair/beauty specialist in order to learn the ropes of the trade. Remember that no amount of theoretical learning can beat hands-on learning. In fact; one must not follow rules here; rather break them to make a difference!
- Consider opening a small boutique or hairdressing/beauty salon
The fact that this field is much in demand means that you can make a good business out of it. Naturally things depend on how much competition you face in your chosen neighborhood. Many stylists and designers start really small, sometimes even apprenticing with the reputed brands in the beginning. Today; many of these are known to have franchises in all parts of the country and are even outsourcing Payroll services Australia. An initial investment may be necessary but the returns are bound to be awesome.
- Think about fashion merchandising
Many people who have a sense of style as well as knack for business can turn to fashion merchandising. In this field, one can work with top designers who wish to get their wares displayed to the public and for this job they are expected to stay abreast of fashion as well as consumer trends. This job requires you to have a head for numbers as well as a sense of style. You will also need thorough knowledge of top brands and strategies for sales and marketing as well as people skills to manage staff and get things done.
- Production and manufacturing
This is a field where you’d work at the very basic level including working with textiles and production of the clothes. These days, green and zero-wastage production is very much in. In this concept, one uses eco friendly textile manufacturing processes and also ensures that there is little wastage of yarn and raw materials.
If despite these tips you are feeling confused as to which career to opt for, make sure to read magazines, blogs and industry publications to know what works in the field. That is sure to inspire you!
Posted by Jules On November 12th, 2014
Instead of buying your wife a blender you could opt for new clothing provided you know what size she wears but clothing is a proverbial Pandora’s Box so we are going to show you how to find a great blender instead. The very first thing you need to do is collect the names of all the different blenders that are currently being sold on the Internet, you can visit websites like http://www.blenders101.com/ and write down the names of all the different blenders being sold on the Internet.
When you have gathered the names of all the different blenders being sold on the Internet you need to take a look at how you or your wife will be using it. If you are only going to use the blender to crush ice for Margaritas then you do not need a souped up appliance that can get by with an entry level blender. To identify the number one blender in the market you should look for video reviews posted by consumers who are using these appliances. The best source of these video reviews is platforms like YouTube so go there now and look at the videos that were uploaded by individuals who are using these blenders, if the device is good there should be a large number of positive reviews posted by people who are using these blenders. After you have found the brand of blender that is the most popular with the average consumer you should look for merchants that are selling them.
Make a list of all the online retailers that are actively selling these blenders over the Internet. Once you have identified these retailers you need to find out where they are located in the world. You should never buy from merchants that are located in foreign countries like China, these Chinese made appliances could be faulty and may not be compatible with your home electrical system. When you have removed all of the retailers that are located overseas you will need to compare the prices being quoted by each of these vendors in detail. While comparing the prices you should try to find out whether the price that is being quoted will cover delivery or is that extra, if possible make a list of the top 30 retailers based solely on the price being charged.
Now that you know the names of the online vendors who have the most competitive pricing on the Internet you will need to verify the reputation of the merchant. To do this properly you can visit MySpace and Twitter.com, while reviewing all of the comments made by these former clients you should be able to find the online retailer with the best offer on the Internet. By following all of these steps you should be able to identify the number one blender on the Internet at the most competitive price possible so be sure to do your research now and you should not have any challenges.
Posted by Jules On November 7th, 2014
Wearing the color white after Labor Day was the biggest crime against fashion pre 21st Century. “See that woman across the street? She’s wearing a white shirt, and it’s AFTER Labor Day! Oh, the horror! The shame!” Never could quite pinpoint the reason we are not to wear white after Labor Day. As a matter of fact I find white to be quite beautiful to ensemble in the winter months, a nice thick white coat and boots outside among the snowflakes can be quite stunning.
If one were to guess; it’s probably because wearing white does look better against tanned skin. Winter weather equals no days of laying out catching the perfect summer tan that makes white seem to glow and show off its finest displays of fashion. Apparently back in the day, people with pale complexions that lost their summer tan glow don’t have the same effect when wearing white as they did when they had a tan. Don’t they realize that porcelain skin can still look quite radiant when wearing white?
Well, bless all that is good and holy that the white after winter curse has is around no longer. Not only is it okay to people (usually those under the age of 80) to wear white after Labor Day, it’s a new fashion statement. It’s bold, and bright and classic year round now.
Let’s digress, it’s 1931. A housewife is slaving away in the kitchen making some of the most gut-busting, delicious and buttery, gain 20 pounds in one sitting, meals after Labor Day. The time has not come yet for healthier desserts or tasty and healthy peanut butter cookies that are just as tasty. Under her apron, she is wearing a white dress. She finishes her meal and boxes it up to take to the local community pot luck dinner and seems to of forgotten she’s committing a ‘white after labor day’ faux pas by wearing the offensive dress.
The people attending the dinner come to her table to sample her scrumptious cooking delights only to gasp in shock that she’s wearing a white dress! They smile and quickly turn and leave as they don’t want to associate with someone who would commit such a fashion mistake. The woman sits there and overhears some of the whispers as to what she did and is now embarrassed enough to the fact the she leaves crying and heads home early.
That may sound extreme, but wearing white after Labor Day used to cause such a ruckus. It didn’t make sense, but it must be carved in stone somewhere as the 11th forgotten commandment or something. Well, no worries anymore. White is not only worn now after Labor Day; it’s also taking the forefront in the fashion industry as well. Designers are cashing in on this new fashion trend and putting out collections with white pieces in them to appease the masses.
It’s time you join in the fun and excitement and show you’re proud to wear white year round. The color is to celebrate this time of year and no longer shunned. You’ll see people in tops, pants, skirts, and coats made of white this winter season. Know that these people have embraced their inner fashion maven. Welcome to the 21st century.
Posted by Jules On July 23rd, 2014
Whether you’re looking to buy a whole new wardrobe or you’d like a special outfit for a nice occasion coming up, there is no reason to rush when it comes to buying new clothes.
In order to feel happy with your purchases, it’s a good idea to consider these tips when shopping for your plus size clothing.
How to Choose the Best Plus-Size Clothing:
Size: The first thing you’re going to want to do when shopping is look for a store that carries your size. Since there are stores dedicated to petites, regular sized and plus sized women, it’s important to find a store you like with your size. Once you find that store, check out the clothes you like and look for your exact size. Before we give your our tips to get the right fit for you, take a look at the informational video below on how you can pick the right clothing for your body type.
Comfortable: To look good in your clothes, you must feel comfortable. If you’re wearing clothes that are too small or too large, you’re not going to look comfortable and you’re also going to look silly. When you’re not comfortable in your clothes, it shows. So, when trying on your clothes, make sure you feel comfortable, can move easily and do any position without a problem.
Colour: Find a colour that flatters you. When it comes to lighter complected people, colours that are lighter instead of darker tend to look better. Now, if you have darker or olive skin, stick with colours such as olive greens, plums, reds, etc. In order to look your best, you need to have your clothes do all the flattering. Looking good should take no part on your end, but instead should be done by your clothes.
Style: Find a style that looks best on you. Whether you prefer a business woman look or a simple casual wardrobe, find plus size clothing that fits your style. Just because you’re looking at plus size clothes doesn’t mean you can’t find a good style!
Design: Check out the designs that your plus size clothes offer. For example, do you like certain patterns, stripes or logos on your clothes? If so, be sure to look at these carefully! In order for you to think you look good, you need to find the clothes that help get you there.
Tailor To Your Look:
Tailoring your clothing to your hairstyle, hair color and/or other physical features is an absolute must. If you have a more slender physique, then accent your face by styling your hair in curls. Using a curling wand like those featured in the best curling wand reviews online will help you find the right styling tool for your look. If you have other issues like hair that’s oily, find the right shampoo to cure your oily hair so you look your best. making sure you are happy with other parts of your body will only help you look great in your new clothes as you present yourself to your friends, family and co-workers.
As you can see, shopping can take some thought. It isn’t uncommon for a woman to want to just buy everything that looks great on the rack, to then come home try it on and not like it. So, to avoid wasting your time, as well as your money, consider the thoughts above before you make your final purchase