Fashion wear is something that has always been classified according to change of seasons. Last year fashion markets were down recovering from distinct losses as the global economic crisis hit every sector severely, the fashion industry not excluded from the economic bloodbath. However this year things are all set to be starkly different from the last and one can look back to the spring and summer collection and its success to say that great things can be expected from the later half of 2010. As winter approaches fashion markets across the world brace themselves for a rollercoaster ride. With new accessories hitting the market that can send the fashion enthusiast’s mind into delighted frenzy, this winter promises to be one that will set the cash registers ringing for many a brand.
So what are the more popular accessories that have hit the market or will hit the market so far? Flat caps, scarves and bags are just some of the accessories that are set to grab the attention of people all across the globe. Ruffles, lace, brocade and jewelry like chunky necklaces, art deco jewelry are set to take this year’s winter collection by storm as this year there seems to be more emphasis on women’s dressing trends. “Volume” is the buzz word in this year’s trends and when centered on women what is the most likely outcome? Fuller tops teamed with a balance of accessories that are very much based on volume and yet are not exactly that fattening. These accessories are there to draw attention to the wearer’s face and not planned at taking it away and onto itself. The jewelry is meant to be smartly designed and will bear a regal appearance yet look to balance the overall look.
How else is a high volume accessory list achieved? There are several ways of doing something like that. One such way is layering, a trend in fashion that aims at providing the wearer with warmth and yet not let him or her feel a sense of heaviness or uneasiness at wearing an outfit. When it comes to shoes ballerina flats and animal print shoes will look to catch the audience’s eyes at shows with gauntlet gloves or long gloves providing some much needed class to a person’s winter fashion ensemble. Fur trimmed hoods and small peak hats all seem to be in fashion this winter with scarves making up the ensemble of accessories that promise to make this winter a fashionably great one. Yet this is not the end of it all. There is more, much more to think about and look forward to when it comes to the fashion industry’s fall and winter collections. Between the men and women the ladies may have more of a reason to look forward to this winter, yet you would never know. Maybe fashion designers across the world will pull out a rabbit or two from their magic hats for the men as well. Surely there is much to look forward to.
The clothes, shoes and accessories that are in
However, such shabby appearances will get you nowhere. It is not necessary that you keep on changing your wardrobe every season like celebrities, but just to keep in mind that different seasons have different flavors will help you learn how to keep up with the changes in
Let us start with summer. Summer is the time when you need to let go of ll your inhibitions and just feel free. Wear light fabric like cotton or mixtures of cotton. Keep the color floral and pastel, like pink, blue, green, mauve and even white. Try your level best to avoid black in the summers. And also try to avoid very blunt and dull colors. This is not the time to feel drab. This is your time to have a ball!
If your local weather allows you a good rain, then grab colorful raincoats in light materials for the downpours. If you are the somber type of person, you can also get single colored raincoats in shades of steel grey or grayish blue or even dusty brown. Such colors go with your personality and also keep you safe from the drops.
For autumn, colors of the fall are just appropriate. Something to do with brown, rust, midnight blue, and olive. Autumn is both famous among poets and fashion people alike for the sadness of losing summer and also the joy of welcoming winter. You can choose whichever mood you want your clothes to reflect for you. Let your mood decide your clothes, and not the opposite. Remember, you are boss. You will know what is best for you, and not the drab clothes that are perhaps stacked in your closet for years.
And then comes the winter, with jingling bells and the promise of Christmas. This is again, like summer, the time to be bold and beautiful. Get your bright and bold colors out and combine them with colored scarves or mufflers and coats and furs. But do always keep in mind that you need to keep your winter clothes moth-free, so take good care to clean them before you wear them in the winter.
Who says you can’t have fun and look good in the rain? You certainly can! Just like how summer gives us a chance to wear cute shorts and skirts, rainy days give us a one-of-a-kind fashion opportunity to look great in galoshes and windbreakers. Need
I love rainy days. It reminds me of jumping into puddles and playing with my friends in the rain. As an adult, rainy days have become a sort of an excuse for me to dress up. After all, when’s a better time to look bright and pretty than on a gray day? How to look like a ray of sunshine on the gloomiest day? Here are some
1. Rain Coats, Slickers and Windbreakers
Who says grown-ups have to wear dull-colored rain coats? Though perhaps we should stay away from neons and bright pinks, it doesn’t mean that we have to settle for blacks and grays. Choose a red slicker or one deep purple. Lilac is also a great color for a fun-loving woman.
Rubber boots are probably one of the best things I love most about the rain. There are a lot of stores now that offer galoshes for stylish ladies. There are pairs with classic black and white checkered designs and even paisleys. You’ll surely find a style that suits you.
Finally, umbrellas can be a good fashion statement too. Get a black and white one for an elegant touch or a transparent one for a harajuku feel.
Fashion is only as good as it looks on you. If you wear a style that doesn’t look good on you, you do not look stylish. If you’re like most women, your wardrobe is probably a mixture of styles, because you haven’t yet identified your particular “Fashion Personality.” Determining your fashion personality is as important as wearing the right colors for your seasonal palette.
The benefit of finding one fashion personality is that your wardrobe will coordinate with much more ease, and allow you to get the most out of your fashion investments.
To represent the differences among types, we will identify Dramatic, Natural, Romantic, Creative, and Classic. These types are not absolutes, and it is possible to borrow from another personality if you are careful not to try to totally adopt a personality that is not yours. You will see how each type inspires the selection of clothes, makeup, hairstyle and accessories.
The Dramatic look is one of boldness. A dramatic woman is usually assertive and outspoken. The dramatic look is worn well usually by women with dark or noticeable coloring, such as olive skin, or black skin; broad shoulders rather than sloping shoulders. The dramatic woman wears extremes in fashion-either straight lines and hard finish fabrics, or billowy clothes, but seldom goes for the extremely feminine look. If you are dramatic, you may wear the most exotic colors, your prints will be bold, wild, vivid or ethnic. You favor striking proportions, long jackets and short skirts; oversized shirt with leggings. And you avoid the predictable. Theatrical or conspicuous fabrics and textures work well on you.
The Natural woman is the casual, friendly and outgoing type who finds ‘dressing up’ a challenge. With energetic strides and an informal, friendly manner, and relaxed style. If you are natural you look good in all kinds of sportswear, from casual to chic. You wear sturdy boyish styles and still look like a woman. Your fashion mistakes will include frilly blouses, silk dresses and exaggerated designs.
Often the natural has wide set eyes and a squar-ish jaw. Tailored suits work well on you. Nubby, natural and hand-woven fabrics are good on you. Solids in textured fabrics such are also good. But the natural woman should avoid shiny fabrics. She look vivacious and stylish in the things she wears. Her hair needs a casual cut, nothing fussy, something that can be work pulled up or back with a clip, and she does well in the wind-blown natural look.
Romantic women should always seek femininity in both style and fabric. She is a true Scarlett O’Hara type; quietly confident, feminine and sensual. She has a curvier figure and looks best in clothes that have curved lines. Her fabrics should be soft with sheen, and her prints should be feminine. The romantic should choose necklines, accessories, and accents to draw the eye to her face. She looks beautiful in evening wear. She is good in chiffon, silk, lace, shiny satin velvet, and many sophisticated fabrics, simple or ornate. The romantic woman has a look of luxury about her, and her hair is best in loose curves or curls, though not a wind-blown look.
If you have even, regular facial features, medium coloring, you are the classic type. You value quality more than quantity, style more than fashion. You don’t want your clothes to scream ‘look at me’, but you want them understated. A classic woman is tailored, conservative and always well groomed. Typically she has good posture, a sense of formality and poise; she is viewed by others as elegant. She avoids extremes in fashion, fabrics and prints. She avoids trendy fashions, and anything too frilly or silky, but achieves her distinction through fabrics, soft straight lines and well tailored clothes. The classic stays up to date in a conservative way, her hem lines go up or down just a little and she switches to the latest look only after it is established. Her hair style is controlled and kept neat. The casual wind-blown look is incompatible with her image.
(Although everyone can wear casual clothes, this look does not suit everyone. A dramatic will look boring while a romantic will look too serious.)
The creative woman is a true nonconformist about how she lives her life as well as what she wears. She has a need to individualize her clothes with unusual touches that make them uniquely her own. She, more than other types, refuses the packaged look, opting for a more artistic look. She mixes her separates and accessories in unpredictable ways. Her instinct is to shock or amuse. In her accessories from eyeglasses to shoes, she wants to do what isn’t being done by anyone else. Pile on bangles and beads but steer away from grandma’s pearls!
Severe controlled hair styles contradict her creative style. A wild carefree style is for her. Just remember, control your creative inclinations for work!
Next article, ‘Blending Fashion Personalities’.
Fashion accessories help complete our entire look. Different kinds of accessories are being used to complement each wardrobe. A choice of accessory can make or break your entire look, therefore, it is important to choose carefully. One of the most popular accessories that most women used are handbags, these include fashionable handbags, pouches, sari and many others.
Handbags are used not only to complete your overall look, but they are also used for many purposes and a very useful means to keep your several belongings in one. Many people also use handbags to hide any sort of weakness of their outfit while allowing them selves to follow the latest trend. Above all, handbags make women feel comfortable and attractive, thus making them feel confident that they truly look good on other’s mind.
Today, there are so many handbags available in the market, from simple, sophisticated to elegant. Each latest trend of these purses have been brought by inspiration. Designers are working so hard to bring different fashion handbags with innovative styles, which makes them more appealing and demanding in the market today.
Each year, fashion keeps on changing, and so as styles and designs of handbags. These accessories have gone through a lot of changes to satisfy the needs and wants of different consumers. The most important thing about these fashionable add-ons is they help people carry their belongings with style.
Fashion handbags are not only good as a gift for yourself, but also gift to other people. There are different kinds of occasion where you can give handbag as a gift. It include birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduation day, mother’s day and many more. When you finally decide to invest a large amount of dollar for such gift, make sure you pick the real thing and not a cheap knock-off. Remember, there are flood of knock-offs today that seems to be real. Be careful and always check the quality of the bag.
Aside from designer handbags, there are also fashion purses yet are less expensive. If you want to carry your belongings with style, you may try other alternatives such as personalized handbags. Choose to personalize your accessory, be it a fabric or leather purse. Personalized bags can make a perfect gift idea as well. This not make your recipient feel special, but she will truly stand out carrying a unique, personalize purse.
If you’re really into something unique, there literally thousands of one of a kind crafted handbags and purses available in many online stores. This is a good new for those savvy women who are tired of the mass-produced offerings that are commonly displayed in shopping malls. Try personalized choices such as monogrammed tote bags, evening bags, clutches or even personalized cosmetic bags and duffle bags. These personalized accessories ables you to add your own touch. You can also add your own name or initials on the bags, or your friend’s name if you want to give it as a gift. Indeed, handbags are women’s best friends, and if you want to make a good impression to everyone, choose the one that best suits your personality. You can also apply this idea when buying handbags for loved ones and friends.
In line of women’s fitness and healthy lifestyle, the issue on women’s fitness apparel can never be ignored. Wearing the right exercise apparel when doing the routine is vitally important for it does not only make one comfortable enough when doing the routine, it can also boost up her confidence that she can be with anyone without the feeling of being intimidated on how she looks like. Women are really picky when it comes to the clothes they wear and they tend to be very picky, particularly when it comes to fitting and color matching. The clothes you wear will not only protect you from harsh environmental conditions, clothes also speak about the personality you have or the kind of person within you.
Any fitness regimen can never be complete without the right and trendy fitness apparel and it is not advisable that you only wear your pants or skirts with you for that will make you feel uncomfortable and you can’t really be free to move because you worry about your outwear. Just like men’s fitness apparel, women do have lots of choices too when it comes to women’s fitness apparel. If you worry about your size, you can even have it ordered from a shop specializing made-to-order sporty wear.
Don’t simply ignore your fashion taste when doing your fitness regimen for there are already women’s fitness apparel you can choose from and these clothes are made out of quality fabrics that are easy to dry and can resist harmful UV rays or frequent sweating. You must not choose directly without even evaluating the material and the type of finish, you must be keen enough in choosing so you will never go wrong and you can still be fashionable as ever.
Women’s fitness apparel for women’s fashion is extremely beneficial for women can still maintain the look they really want. Aside from getting into fitness routine, it would be better if women can still enhance the look they really want and if they can still be hip when it comes to dressing. If you wish to be always in line with fashion, wear the right kind of clothes and dress up perfectly.
Women’s fitness apparel is one most talked about when it comes to the world of women’s fashion and lifestyle for women should not only aim for fit or sexy body, they should also aim for prefect dressing up.
It’s never easy to decide what to wear in the morning is it? But at certain times of year it’s even more challenging than usual. These are the between-seasons phases at periods around the end of September and beginning of October, late April to mid May and others when the weather just can’t seem to make up its mind.
To help survive these challenging times, there are a few ideas us women can implement to make it that little bit easier for ourselves.
One of the keys to surviving ever-changing temperatures is layering. It can be so hard to guess just how cold or warm it is outdoors by peeking through your window in the morning. And online forecasts have a nasty tendency to be incorrect.
There are so many places worldwide where mornings are chilly, offices are overheated and the weather considerably improves by the end of the day when it’s time to go home. Wearing layers is ideal because you can peel them off and put them back on again to your heart’s content.
Layers are particularly effective if you wear modern fabrics, some of which have been specially developed to control body heat and moisture. Merino wool, for example, is known for its excellent moisture management, warmth and proper insulation even if damp. You can also buy thermalwear at outdoor shops to wear as a lower layer.
If you really find yourself perspiring heavily, nip into the loo to take off your bottom thermal layer.
Some carefully selected garments can make it a whole lot easier to weather the between-seasons times of year. These are investment pieces that should be bought to last for years ahead so classic, adaptable styles work best.
Trench coats are a fashion staple that are perfect to throw over a late spring or early autumn outfit, adding just the right amount of warmth. Their classic styling means they can be worn both to work and social outings.
Leather jackets work similarly, but add an edgier feel to outfits. Bomber and biker jackets are great for wearing at the weekend.
Good quality denim is also a between-seasons fashion essential. A sturdy pair of jeans in a dark denim can be dressed up with a blouse and smart blazer for work, or teamed with a pair of heels and glittery top for nights out. Obviously, they are also one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing to slouch around in at weekends.
Your boss assigns you an urgent deliverable just when you are about to leave for the day and have an important party to attend. The time you kept aside to get a new look is now almost consumed by your boss. You keep wondering whether the women’s fashion geeks can help you out with a quick solution. Well, then keep your thoughts at bay and follow the six simple ways to go from work to casual in no more than five minutes:
- Dress code plays a vital role in defining a person. Whether you are in the kitchen or the workplace, defining your wardrobe with women’s casual clothing is like a never-ending saga. You should know the proper dress code and dress in accordance with the situation. Take tips from the professionals in your office who bring along with them a sense of fashion and carry it with the right attitude. The trend to use women’s casual apparel code is very popular, and with the right kinds of materials like khaki, cotton, silk and satin, you simply cannot go wrong. Wear a vibrant-shaded raw silk shirt or top and team it up with cotton pants.
- Hair styles and cosmetics of choice for the occasion are the next big thing that comes under the radar. Natural beauty cannot be hidden with the aid of synthetic chemicals. Use less shiny items to make your impression both at work and out of work. Women’s fashion can be expressed in hair styles as well. Short or medium length and teased hair styles are in vogue these days. So why not get a similar look for you at this gathering?
- Another crowd pulling factor is the fragrance that you wear. Chic clothing is well-defined with mild fragrances. Go gentle with a mild fragrance at work. You will soon find your colleagues and friends flocking to you in greater numbers. A perfume bottle is also a must have in the list of your handbag essentials. Make sure you carry one to keep you refreshed at any time of the day.
- Health and diet is yet another major factor to be considered. Keep in mind, women’s fashion is more about fitness and nutrition rather than size-zero. When you transform from work to casual in five minutes, keep in mind that the right kind of attitude is a must. Do not make yourself look starved. Grab a quick bite before you head off. A glass of juice or energy drink will give in instant rejuvenated look.
- Going from work to casual in five minutes can make all the difference in your life. Budget plays an important role in this case. Stick to clothes that are not super-expensive yet comfortable. The comfort factor should not be compromised at any cost. Rest will fall in place.
- Last but not the least; irrespective of women’s casual clothing or chic clothing, carry yourself with oodles of confidence. In many cases, it even turns to be the breaking factor for even the prettiest dress that one can possibly wear.
All the six factors put together can help you make a good fashion statement among your friends and colleagues. Make sure you utilize the best of what you have to look great.
Nowadays desert boots are not only used in the desert areas. They are in fact worn by people all over the world. They are a great choice for military men. However these boots are also in great demand for personal usage. They have become fashion footwear in today’s world.
A lot of footwear companies manufacture these boots for women. The two most popular styles of these boots for women include the fashion heeled boots and the lace up heeled boots. Marco Tozzi and El Naturalista are the two most popular footwear brands that manufacture these boots for women.
Although it is true that you will get women’s desert boots in high street shoe shops but it would be wise to purchase them from the online stores. The online shoe shops have a huge stock of these boots. Women can choose from a plenty of styles, colours and sizes when it comes to buying these boots online. They don’t even have to step out of their house to buy the boot of their choice. The boot would even be delivered right at their place within the promised time.
There are many people who think that buying a pair of desert boots online would be a costly affair. A lot of people believe that in the online stores the prices of the products are set bit higher than the local stores. This isn’t true indeed! The products are available at an affordable price and moreover most of the times some or the other online shoe shops offer discounted rates at their shoes. So, buying a pair of branded desert boot of your choice at an affordable price is undoubtedly a great deal.
After buying the boot, it is quite obvious that you would go out by wearing it. No matter where you wear it or for how long you wear it, it is always important for you to take proper care of your pairs for its better performance and longevity. Your main aim should be to maintain the upper suede and keep it in a pristine state.
However, for cleaning the boot few things are required like suede cleaner, soft cloth, suede brush, water repellent spray and a small brush. Now, come the process of cleaning these boots. Firstly, the upper suede of the boot needs to be brushed by using the boot brush. It needs to be brushed against the direction of the suede. If any other material such as canvas or mesh is in the boot, ensure to use a soft cloth, which needs to be dipped in warm water of mild detergent and then wipe it softly. Suede cleaner can be used for cleaning the upper of the boots. Water repellent spray also needs to be applied. After it gets dried up, soft cloth needs to be used to wipe the soles. The desert boots must never be kept under direct sunlight for air drying.
When women dress in urban clothing, it can be a reflection of their will to put up a fight for higher standards of living and success. Urban fashion is usually defined as relaxed, functional, and comfortable. If you’re a
In order to really embrace the fashion of urban wear, you need to understand clearly what makes a certain look urban.
*Your look needs to be functional
*Your look needs to be a little on the ethnic side.
*Your look needs to be bold and tell a little something about who you really are.
*Your look needs to be edgy.
There are two different types of urban clothing for women to wear. There is weekend wear and business clothing. Weekend wear can be anything from evening gowns to skinny jeans with furry boots and a nice comfy sweater. Business wear can be clothing like maxi-dresses, power suits and vintage ensembles.
When wearing urban wear, you shouldn’t be afraid to mix and match elements that typically would not go together. Keep in mind that bold is beautiful, the bolder you make a combination, the better it’ll be.
The basics of urban wear are:
*Jewelry that catches the crowd
*Ankle or knee length boots
With urban wear you can easily transform your mundane business suit into something to wear to a club in just a few easy steps. Add a headband and some makeup that will make you sparkle. Then trade in your pumps for some boots and you have yourself a great outfit to wear to the club. You don’t have to be half naked in order to look good for a night out on the town. You want to show that you are smart, sensible and bold. You don’t need to be dressed in skimpy lace and short shorts to get attention.
Like I mentioned earlier, accessories are very important to urban fashion. The best jewelry to wear are made with precious stones, many different metals and crystals and pearls. Wearing urban jewelry isn’t wearing all of your grandmothers old jewery. When you wear urban jewelry you should be trying to send a message saying that you are a bold woman. Large jewel encrusted necklaces and pendants to gold hoop earrings are the bold urban fashion statements to make everyone look your way.