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Top Story: 7 Stylists Share Their 2015 Fashion Tips

sos by bernard buieBernard Buie: Designer & Humanitarian – sosbybernardbuie.com

Trends for next season will be The Nautical Theme, Buie Blue as the main color. Buie shirt, pants and LifeSaver Condom Boxers are the next big thing for the S/S season.

Dress for Success 100% of the time.


BriBri Thomas: Freelance Journalist – glitterandlife.com

As a fashion blogger and marketing manager in Austin, Texas, my top fashion tip for 2015…Do you! Sure, winter whites, chunky knits and fabulous capes are “in,” but you won’t be able to pull off any of those looks without inner confidence and your own personal touches.

As you’ll see in my blog, I mix affordable outfits with luxurious pieces – then top it all off with a signature piece or two.

Trends come and go, but your style is original and should be seen in all that you do, especially your great #OOTY (Outfits of the Year ;)!

 


 

layer7Gina Curko: Stylist – seesawboutique.com

It is all about the layers baby!

Take your point of destination into consideration when you’re dressing. The outfit has to be right for the occasion. So when walking in the city layers adds to your overall look. It gives you depth and flow. In winter we can get extremely cold but this does not mean to get sloppy when we are choosing to stay warm.

Fashion needs to be applied in layers so that your over look is well thought out and well put together. Every item has to be coordinated. The jacket, bag sunglasses, shoes, and of course the hair! It all has to tell a story.

Look at this picture. Now you are in the know.

 


 

 hoo-kongAlexis Davis: Designer & Founder of Hoo-Kong – Hoo-Kong.com

A simple yet significant style is always the way to go. Hoo-Kong jewelry adds that significant touch to your ensemble. I love an all black outfit with a signature piece of Hoo-Kong jewelry.

1. Keep it simple (Don’t over-think your outfit)
2. An all black look is ALWAYS in style.
3. Compliment your outfit with a bold statement piece.
4. Most importantly wear what makes YOU feel and look good…simple.


MeghanMeghan Celeste: Creative Director – ThriftingwithStyle.com

2015 The Year of Being Fearless!

Forget about Orange being the New Black!!! In 2015, Cobalt Blue is the New Black. From winter to summer cobalt blue will work in every season. Because of its brighter shades of cool hues this color will work with all ethnicities light to brown shades.

Dare to be different this year!!!! Make it your business to set a trend this year, not just following the ones given to you.


 

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Catenya McHenry: TV Host/Re-Stylist/Style Editor – catenya.com

You may have cheated on your new year’s resolutions by now but one resolution you should definitely keep is whipping your closet into shape.

Get Organized – Sort through your tops, bottoms, and accessories. Group them together. You could even color code and sort pieces by type; meaning all short-sleeved tops together, denim together and so on. If that’s much too OCD for you, start gradually and at least sort like-minded pieces together. That’s a sensible way to see what you have and it makes getting dressed in the morning simpler and less stressful.

Hang it Up- Purge and toss the wire dry cleaner hangers and upgrade to sturdier ones that match in style and color. Hang your heavier pieces like cardigans, blazers and sweaters on strong hangers like wood or velvet. Hang your trousers on grip clip ones so they hang without the risk of the permanent crease.

Since I’m a Maxxinista, I tend to shop T.J. Maxx for quick organization ideas and reasonably priced bundled hangers. Other shops like The Container Store, Target and Bed, Bath, and Beyond have wonderful organization and storage solutions too!

 


 

LuxeColore.com founder, Tanya SotilloTanya Sotillo: Founder – luxecolore.com

Being stylish is just not about fabulous clothes. Jewelry, shoes, handbags, scarves, belts, the list of awesome accessories that can take your look from boring to chic goes on and on.

There are accessory dos and dont’s when it comes to stepping out in style and we’ve got you covered.

Here are just a few accessory tips for any season:

•Remember, when it comes to jewelry, a statement should complement your outfit not overpower it.

•Something as simple as changing your jewelry and slipping on stilettos can transition a daytime outfit to a date night ensemble.

•No matter the season, a stylish scarf or belt and help complete a look.

Top Story: Naomi Campbell Posing Next to a Tool

Filed Under: How to pose with a tool.

WERK!

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Top 100 Fashion Blogs of 2014: The Dangerous Lee Network is #9!

Up three spots from last year :) Check out the Beauty & Fashion section of the Dangerous Lee Network.

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Why Some Straight Men Are Into Cross Dressing

Cross dressing amongst men has been around for centuries and is certainly nothing new, yet for many in the British society it is still a taboo subject, and one that is unfortunately often misunderstood.

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Followers of Fashion

Current trends in UK fashion aren’t too far away from what some traditionalists may class as Cross Dressing. Some of the high end fashion houses favor a rather androgynous style and certainly in the last decade this has become more noticeable. In popular culture, recent Xfactor finalists like Rylan Clarke, and Rough Copy, have sported sparkles, skirts, leather and tight Lycra on stage and have been very on trend. For Rylan, who was a former fashion model, is openly homosexual and in touch with his feminine side, this was what he loved to wear and it suited him well on stage. For boy band Rough Copy, the leather skirts seemed like more of a forced attempt at high fashion that didn’t really suit them.

Celebrity Endorsements

Cross Dressing in the media has become more widely celebrated. Of course there was always Dame Edna and Lily Savage; however these drag characters were more for comedy value. It hasn’t been until recently that as a nation we’ve celebrated the likes of Grayson Perry who chooses to dress as a lady or a gentleman depending on his mood, and also has his female style clothes specially made for him from fabrics by Liberty of London and similar. There have also been “scandals” about cage fighter Alex Reed enjoying Cross Dressing. Although this was a trashy story, it did make the general public aware that Cross Dressing is a real thing, and may well have made it easier for closet Cross Dressers to share their hobbies with friends and family or to encourage confidence that they were not alone. We might hope as well, that it opened up the minds of some people who have previously chosen to be ignorant, abusive or aggressive towards the Trans-gender, Cross dressing, and Trans-Sexual communities.

In the States, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, which has also been shown on UK TV, has been a fantastic celebration of drag and Cross Dressing which has encouraged admiration for the participants from men and women at how beautiful and flamboyant their dresses, hair and make-up can be. Surely the program has encouraged more curious men to explore the world of Cross Dressing?

Identity

For some Cross Dressing men, wearing female clothes is not about fashion and flamboyancy. It’s about the way they feel about their identity. For a person who is not comfortable in their own skin, with traditional gender stereotypes and clothes dictated by employers and social settings, it can be hard to feel able to express a true style, and some can feel isolated and misunderstood.

This is why many men choose to Cross Dress in secret, to explore their own feelings about becoming a woman in private without having to explain themselves to critics that can’t or won’t understand the reasons behind Cross Dressing. Sometimes the act of dressing as a woman is a purely personal thing, and stays that way. The man alone at home just enjoys feeling like a lady and the act of dressing up, and is happy to dress as a man in the outside world. He may be married and his wife may be completely unaware, but there are very many marriages where Cross Dressing is a part of day to day life.

For others, Cross Dressing is about a change in lifestyle, and a transition from male to female. They will dress in female clothing every day, possibly choose a new name, ask their friends and family to refer to them as their new female persona and present themselves to new acquaintances as a woman. They may have surgical procedures or take hormones to change their physique too, but not all transvestite males choose to go down this route. In the situation, the emphasis is on creating a realistic look rather than a dramatic change. It can be difficult for men to find comfortable and fashionable women’s clothing and shoes to suit their shape or style, however it is possible to find specialist shops online and there are no shortage of high heels for men available.

Perhaps one day society will no longer need to use a term for Cross Dressing or try to make sense of it. We seem to be moving in to more accepting times and hopefully one day we will all be able to wear what we like, where we like and when we like.

Laura Jones is a lifestyle writer who has been studying gender issues. She writes for Crossdressingcloset.com, a cross dressing clothes store based in the UK.

Are Thrift Stores Too Pricey For The Poor?

Over the last couple of years, charity shops and thrift stores have become a magnet for bargain hunters. Austerity measures, a global recession and high inflation has meant that designer goods are less affordable, and savvy shoppers are increasingly sourcing their clothing second hand. Celebrities have also donated outfits that have sold for four figure sums, causing bargain hunters to travel hundreds of miles to London charity shops in order to buy something owned by a star.

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I often buy and sell clothes and shoes to consignment stores and other places like Plato’s Closet. I was able to buy Senia an entire back to school wardrobe for under $30.

Charity shops, thrift stores and op-shops are also responsible for offering charity jobs and volunteer work to millions of people, helping them to up-skill, gain experience, meet friends and supplement their social lives. The value of this kind of charity work cannot be understated, both to the charity and to the people who benefit from their involvement.

But now thrift is in Vogue, are the poor being priced out of the market? And what does this mean for the future of the high street in general?

The Price of Charity

A recent report in the Guardian highlights the problem with British charity shops. In affluent areas, charity shops are raising prices and capitalizing on the desire for retro goods. The shop’s volunteers and workers are more connected and tend to know a bargain when they see one; if unsure, they can turn to Google, or eBay, to find the going rate.

It’s not just the poor that feel this is a bad move for charities. Shoppers who enjoy rummaging for surprise bargains are increasingly finding there are none to be found. Instead, designer goods are prominently displayed and sold for much higher prices than they would have been 10 years ago.

Internet auction sites tapped into a market for vintage goods, second hand trading and convenience, and it’s inevitable that charity shops had to evolve to keep up. But in trying to keep pace with the internet, is the thrift store losing the thrill, excitement and unpredictability that kept shoppers spending?

The High Street Effect

In the UK, charity shops occupy a large number of retail units; there are 10,000 charity shops around the country, creating plenty of roles for volunteers. Charity shops receive a discount on the cost of utilities, but they are still struggling to make ends meet. Despite that, they are thought to be putting nearby stores out of business because they can undercut them massively.

In Australia, the situation is similar. Op-shops are so-called because of the ‘opportunity’ to bag a bargain. Now, shoppers feel that prices are too high, and op-shops are failing the people who used to rely on them. People who use op-shops to buy basics – clothing, household goods and furniture – are finding that new items are sometimes cheaper than used goods.

Nonetheless, charity shops continue to make money for good causes, and it’s difficult to be critical of charities that do so much to support good causes that may otherwise fall by the wayside. In times of financial hardship, perhaps shoppers should expect to pay a little more to ensure the truly needy people in the world are supported as they have always been.

By Sam Wright

Sam Wright is a writer and researcher. If you want to support a London charity, Sam recommends checking out the job boards at Third Sector Jobs.

How To Wear Jackets With Dresses and Look Good!

Dresses form the wardrobe basics for any woman across the world. While it’s quite easy to pull of dresses during summers and spring, most of us are quite stumped when it comes to dressing up for winters. What jacket to wear with what dress? This is one question that confounds most women who want to find women jacket online. Most women think a simple overcoat will suffice for all dresses, but this is not necessarily true, especially if you are trying to look trendy and glamorous. Here is a guide that will help you with your jacket woes.

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The first step in finding the best jacket option for your dress is to determine the silhouette of the outfit that you want to wear, and what length of the jacket will complement this silhouette. While these tips are not necessarily going to be useful for every woman, it will work for most. You must be able to figure out what dress complements your body and then enhance it with the jacket that suits the form of the dress. Balance and proportion are the two keywords that you must keep in mind while shopping for the perfect jacket for your evening dress.

Cropped jackets: These are tailored for short dresses and look extremely well if cropped right above or at the waist. You can go for a variety of cropped jackets like, biker jackets, leather jackets, Chanel and bolero jackets, provided they all end above the waist. You can pick the fabric of the jacket depending upon the weather. The purpose of wearing these cropped jackets is to create a slim silhouette and enhance the natural waistline. Wear these jackets with A-line dresses or body hugging LBDs for a slim and sleek look. Actress Emma Watson pulled off a gorgeous winter look this year with an A-line red checkered dress and a short cropped leather jacket.

Denim jackets: These are very well suited for casual occasions. Though it is true that you cannot wear a denim jacket to your spring formals or a wedding party during winter, it looks very edgy with summery looking floral printed and paisley dresses. With denim, you must remember to dress up with chunky accessories and killer heels for a well balanced fashion statement.

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Leather jackets: Short cropped leather jackets in dark shades go with most short and long dresses. Leather jackets bring a very stark contrast between the feminine and form fitting dresses and the masculine silhouette of leather. They make very edgy outfits that can be easily accessorized with long strings of beads and pencil heel boots.

Blazer jackets: Though largely reserved for formal occasions, blazer jackets can also be worn to fun parties. You have to know what length of jacket to wear over the dress. For sheath dresses that end at the knees, you can wear a well tailored blazer jacket. This is an excellent combination for formal occasions. You can pair up a hip length blazer jacket or a boyfriend jacket with a short dress to work meetings for an understated chic look.

Finding women jackets online is easy and fun. You can find all the above mentioned options at an authentic online store. They really have a sensible and stylish collection for a ravishing selection.

Akshi is a fashion blogger at online shopping portal Rajrang. She loves to write about latest fashion trends, ladies apparel, accessories and home decor products.

 

High Heels, Clothes And Accessories That Make You Look Thinner

If you’re not a natural born model the world of fashion might seem distant and not for you, with all these clothes designed for women with perfect figure. But fashion isn’t your enemy and clothes are not your foes, as long as you know how to make the best use of them. Every shape and every type of woman’s figure can be accentuated and balanced out with the right set of garments and accessories. Here’s our recommendations for women, who want to hide few extra pounds:

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1. The perfect undergarment

Think of the underwear as the foundations for your garment – few smart decisions will help to accentuate your figure and solve common problems of curvaceous women. Choose underwear, which provides the right hold in the right places. Avoid any loose or too tightly fitting underwear. You can also try the body slimming undergarments, which will make your stomach, hips or thighs appear visibly slimmer.

2. Clothes that fit

Women pay too much attention to the size of their clothes – going one size down is the dream of many of us, but that does not mean that you should try your best to put these super slim and super skimpy clothes on, hoping that they will magically make you look slimmer. Remember that only you know what size you are wearing, others can only judge what they see. If you wear size 12, but always buy clothes 2 size smaller you can be sure that people see you as bigger than you really are, because these clothes only accentuate all your imperfections. Choose clothes in your size, but look for garments, which are structured to provide nice support and create attractive shapes on your body instead of highlighting the problematic areas.

3. If over sized – only with a belt

Over sized clothes are very popular modern fashion trends, but if you want to wear them you have to always pair them up with a belt, which worn on your waist will give you the hourglass shape, so essential when you are trying to look slimmer. Otherwise – avoid baggy clothes with no structure at all. At some of modern online shops you can find many excellent accessories, which will help you create that hourglass silhouette.

4. Boot cut jeans or dark simple pants

If you are a fan of denim look for straight jeans or bootleg jeans with slightly flared lower leg. Avoid skinny jeans, classic flared jeans and no-structure wide-in-the-legs jeans – they look good only on skinny people with long legs. If you prefer to wear pants choose dark palazzo pants with the right length. Dark color will mask the imperfect shape of your thighs or calves, while the simple cut will make your legs look longer.

5. A pair of high heel pumps

Anything that makes you look taller is a yes. A pair of shoes that will give you few inches extra is an excellent way to balance out those curves.

6. A long necklace

The general rule for any heavily built woman is to draw the attention away from the figure and focus it on the face/décolletage area. A long, statement necklace does just that, while chokers and other closely fitted jewelry will only make you look wider.

This fashion guide was written and offered for this site by Irina Kovalyova – fashion blogger and expert from EliteCouturier Designer Bags. Irina is always happy to give some fashion advice.

Fashion Must Haves For Christmas

It is time to start dreaming of a white Christmas again and get yourself ready for the festive season. Christmas is a holiday perfect for spending time together with your friends and family.

There are a lot of parties you might attend and generally it is a nice time to get those fashion items out and to look your best. To help you do this here is a list of the fashion must haves you need to get for this Christmas.

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A Girly Tunic

Feminine fashion items have long been quite a hit. There are a lot of subtly toned down colors, lace and floral prints that have rocked the fashion world in the past few seasons. For this Christmas going to a party in a girly tunic might be the best choice you make.

You can find the best inspiration for picking the right type of girly tunic by looking at Taylor Swift’s tunic style. She has long been a champion for soft feminine fashion and perfectly highlights the tunics for this season.

You could go with a very simple black option or bring more brightness to your look with bold and bright violet. Violet is one of the hottest colors of the season.

Leather Cuffs

To add some rock n roll for your Christmas look this year it is time to wrap some leather cuffs around your wrists. They give a good look for your party nights and give a tiny edginess for your style.

Leather cuffs are trendy at the moment for both men and women so it can be something you can wear together with your sweetheart.

Something From Tartan

One of the biggest fashion must haves for Christmas 2013 is tartan. This style of fabric is also going to be a big trend in 2014 so get shopping right now. Again, it is really versatile and shows up in both women’s and men’s fashion.

For men a tartan shirt would be a perfect idea. For women it can be anything from a really lovely tartan skirt to a tartan jacket. The options are unlimited and you can find lovely inspiration from the runway at Glamour Magazine’s selection.

Metallic Shine

Another big trend to include for your Christmas 2013 look is to have metallic shine in your clothing. Metallic colors are usually a big hit during the holiday season and increasingly so this year.

Metallic shine is really great party look because it adds some bling to your look without making it too overpowering. It is also a really great idea to add a pair of metallic heels and a metallic handbag to your violet or black tunic.

This adds a nice finishing touch. There are also a lot of great wholesale metallic dresses for women available that are a good option for a holiday party look.

Fur

Christmas is also a time when the weather gets cold yet you still want to enjoy some time outside. The solution this year from the fashion world is delivered in the form of fur. The biggest trend is to get a fur shawl or a fur coat.

It’ll definitely keep you warm and there are a lot of great faux fur options available as well.

Kirsty loves fashion and she is always trying to find the latest trends. She loves to sit with a bowl of popcorn and a fashion magazine and come up with new great style ideas. She is also a big fan of standup comedy shows.

Top Story: What Does Your Hair Say About You?

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Despite what some of us think, various studies now suggest that the way we wear our hair send strong messages about our personality. According to Rose Weits, ASU Sociologist, hair is a powerful indicator of identity. It is attached to us and as such is an integral part of who we are and how we express ourselves.

The way we wear our hair sends signals about our mood and leads people to make subconsciously assumptions about us. Philip Kingsley, leading Trichologist, claims that hair is a secondary sexual characteristic. ‘You can’t flaunt your primary sexual characteristics in public so that’s what makes your hair important from a social viewpoint.’ This explains why long, glossy hair – which denotes youth and fertility – has been so popular for so long.

COLOR

According to fashion historian Caroline Cox, our perceptions about hair color have changed over the past few years. Blondness for instance – once regarded as a signifier of youth – is becoming dated due to the large numbers of older women wearing it.

LENGTH

Karin Lesnik-Oberstein, professor of Critical Theory at the University of Reading, suggests that short hair is still equated with masculinity. On the contrary, it is widely reported that long hair is seen, especially from men, as the most feminine and desirable hair length. Medium length could suggest a woman who is intelligent and good-natured.

STYLING

The dominant trend today is for styling long and glamorous hair rather than cutting it. Fashion icons such as the Duchess of Cambridge create the impression that styling long hair is an indication that a woman has the time and money to spend on her hair. Bearing in mind that a posh element characterizes the British culture, the UK is now the third-largest importer of human hair in the world.

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Long wavy hair has always been associated with beauty and femininity. Wavy locks convey a laid-back style but they could also suggest a lot of time spent in front of a mirror.Across the board, women with this hairstyle are often seen as more likeable and approachable.

Long straight hair on the other hand symbolizes sensuality, efficiency and dominance. It suggests a woman who is serious and practical.

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Bangs – Bangs ooze sexuality since they draw attention to a woman’s eyes. Their form however can create different perceptions. Side-swept bangs give a more classic look suggesting a motivated, career-oriented person. They remain playful and youthful but not as much as blunt bangs which are seen as more trendy and “high fashion”. Blunt bangs also project individuality suggesting a woman who is secure in her likes and dislikes.

Bob Hairstyle – Women wearing their hair in a bob are often seen as daring and elegant. A bob may also suggest that people’s perceptions do not influence those ladies in their decision making.

Pixie Style – The pixie suggest that its owner is confident and bold. This hairstyle that reveals facial features is also associated with an artistic flair.

Katerina has a real appreciation of beauty. She blogs about fashion trends, hairstyles and beauty tips. For natural hair extensions visit Vixen and Blush: vixenandblush.com/contact/hair-extensions-salon-hoxton-shoreditch/

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Fashion Tips For Christmas Day

The holiday season is getting closer and it also means a lot of nice festive fashion pieces are hitting the shops. If you are looking for some style ideas for your parties this season or perhaps are thinking about gift ideas for a fashion fanatic here are the biggest fashion tips for Christmas 2013.

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All About The Bling

This season is all about the bling when it comes to accessories. Jewelry is really shiny and full of bling. The hottest pieces for Christmas 2013 include a lot of gold together with some big colorful stones. The rings and earrings are very big and full of a lot of bright stones such as jade and topaz.

You also have a lot more color combinations in jewelry as well. There are plenty of pieces that have bright colored stones in all the colors of the rainbow included. These are especially nice way of adding some color to your party look if you go with a simple black dress, for instance.

Back To The Past

The hairstyle trends for Christmas 2013 are very much a step back in time. There are a lot of influences from the 70s and 80s in the trends. This means that big and a bit messy hairstyles are quite a must this season.

There is still a lot of braiding left in hairstyles as well. These are either in the form of really elaborate and decorative braids or in much more toned down and simple versions. This is something really simple to achieve even if you are in a rush.

You should also definitely add some decorative pieces for your hair. These come in the form of large clippings as well as very soft and feminine hairbands.

Red And Green Are This Season’s Hot Colors

In the dresses it is all about red and green. These are the must have colors for this season whether it is in party dresses or in your more casual work clothes. There are a lot of different shades of green that are trendy at the moment but in reds the brighter the better.

Green works the best on its own but red is really often used together with a black piece of clothing this season. For instance, a red skirt together with a black top. This is a really classic and simple combination that works very well.

Another thing to look out for in your party dress is lace. Lace is a really big hit at the moment and you should definitely add it to your style. This works especially well if you get a dress with a 20s vibe in it. There are more great dress ideas at the Huffington Post’s website.

Metallic Shine In Shoes

When you are selecting shoes for this season it is a good idea to opt for metallic shine. This doesn’t mean that you need to go with either silver or golden shoes. Just make sure that no matter what color the shoes are they have just the right shine. There are a lot of great colorful shoes as well with this metallic bling effect. This is an absolute must have for Christmas 2013.

Adeela is a passionate fashion fanatic who is always on the lookout for fashionable hijabs for working women like herself. She is also a big fan of reading and loves to know more about the history of modern fashion.

10 Jackets That Every Woman Should Own

Winters are here. And as you feel a sudden nip in the air, you welcome a host of winter wear that make this season absolutely delightful. While coats and sweaters all figure very importantly in the wardrobe of a women, jackets is a fashionable and edgy outerwear that finely complements your winter style. There are various varieties of women jackets available an array of designs and fabrics. Listed below are 10 must have jackets that should be a part of every woman’s closet.

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Bomber jacket: Though originally worn by pilots on flights, bomber jackets are warm and will give you the extra warmth that’s needed during the winter chill. It gives a very edgy and sturdy look to women, and looks very smart with slim fitting jeans and leather.

Fur hooded parka: There is something very sleek and fashionable about a fur hooded parka. It gives a fun look while keeping you warm and comfortable. You should pick parkas with big hoods and faux fur to maintain the ethical fashion standards that are currently in vogue.

Track jacket: These jackets can be worn while running and exercising. Avoid thick and water resistant materials for track jackets and go instead for softer, perspiration absorbing varieties that will let your skin breathe while you exert yourself.

Bolero jacket: This is a short jacket that can be worn over dresses at dinner parties. This is an absolute necessity for women. A solid colored bolero can make any outfit look more jazzy and fashionable. These jackets are preferable for summer and spring fashion wear and hence can be purchased in a variety of fabrics and prints, appropriate for the occasion at hand. Wear a bolero over a simple vest and tight jeans and watch as you turn heads!

Leather jacket: This is “the” jacket for the biker girls who revel in the suave comfort of pure leather. A leather jacket in dark shades can instantly transform your look and give you the edge that you want for your style. These jackets are far more durable than other jackets and generally cost a little higher. But at the end of the day, it is truly, worth the investment.

Denim jacket: It is a multi-purpose jacket that all women should own. These jackets are not only fashion statements in themselves, but they are extremely dynamic and can be worn all year round, whether it’s winter or spring.

Blazer: For formal occasions and business events, the blazer is a life saver. If combines casual chic with comfort to create an outfit that speaks of class, attitude and fashion, all at once. This can also be worn as a dinner jacket for business parties and formal affairs.

Fashion gilet: A woman’s winter wardrobe is incomplete without the half-sleeved fashion gilet, which can be worn over shirts, tops and tees.

Quilted jacket: A quilted jacket is possibly the warmest thing that you will ever buy. These jackets are meant for heavy duty winters and have the added benefit of looking smart. While purchasing these jackets you should stick to materials that do not look too fluffy, or they might end up looking bloated. One place to find quality quilted women jackets online is an authentic handicraft store from India. Such stores have a wide selection of these jackets in some really vibrant patterns and colors.

Akshi is a fashion blogger at Rajrang. She loves to write about latest fashion trends, ladies apparels, accessories and home decor products.

The Most Fashion-Forward Ways To Wear A Tee

T-shirts seem like such an obvious type of wear – we are so used to the simple shape of a tee that it feels so difficult to come up with an innovative way of wearing it. But when you think about it – a skirt or a pair of jeans are equally popular and worn in all possible combinations, and yet every season we are welcoming new trends, which are based on the well known pieces and cuts, but reinvented in a way that makes us go wow! It is all about being creative in the way you match things together and explore the ways you can wear your T-shirts. Let’s take a look at the most fashionable ways to wear a T-shirt this season.

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1. Cropped or tied up

Looking at the runways and the resort collections of the major fashion houses one thing is apparent: in the upcoming season you can expect to see a lot of cropped T-shirts. There is of course one “minor” problem with that trend – you really need to have that flat stomach to pull it off. Cropped oversize tees might not be for everyone, but to stay on trend you can use the oversize T-shirt and tie it up in a way that shortens the length of the tee, but does not show off your belly. Tie the t-shirt low on the waist and match it with a high rise pants to cover the parts you do not want to expose too much.

2. Paired with leggings

If you have no idea how to wear an oversize T-shirt here is a great example to follow – match it with a pair of leggings. All the flaws of an oversize tee suddenly become its main advantages: long t-shirt helps you cover your hips and butt, which usually seem larger when you put on a pair of tight leggings. Loose shirt as a top helps you balance the fitted shape of tight leggings, creating a nice shape for your body and accentuating your long legs. Oversize t-shirt with an oversize blouse and leggings is the hottest trend in street fashion this cold season.

3. Tucked in or belted

By simply tucking your oversize t-shirt in pants or skirt you can completely change its shape, highlighting your beautiful shapes. To add more sophistication to your outfit tuck it unevenly: leave a portion of the T-shirt hanging in the back or tuck only small part in the front. In a similar way you can use a belt to add more shape to your oversize tee – use the belt to accentuate the waist or keep it low and loose to allow more relaxed shape of the T-shirt.

4. Worn off the shoulder

If your outfits are often inspired by the 80s here is a simple trick you can use: choose an oversize T-shirt with a low neckline and a slogan or a print in the front and wear it off the shoulder. You can also cut out the neckline to adjust it, so it is easier to wear it off one shoulder.

5. Paired with a vest

Vest seems to be such an underrated garment, while there are so many ways to use it in your outfits and make them so much more unique. Denim vest paired with a tee makes the whole outfit look young and fresh. Leather vest adds sophistication and creates unexpected, rock music inspired look.

6. Styled like menswear

This season androgynous style is totally in vogue, so why not follow the trend and complete your outfit with elements of menswear? You can even try a men’s T-shirt, paired with a jacket and a pair of jeans. Boyfriend shoes so popular this season provide the perfect finish to your androgynous look.

7. Used to style down the outfit

Plain T-shirt is like white canvas. It brings back balance to the most over the top glamour outfits. If you are planning to wear a glitzy jacket or pants paired with statement jewelry you need that one piece, which will create a harmonious look and enhance the quality of your clothes without too much exaggeration. Try a white tee to see how great it looks in such a refined company.

These seven tips for styling do not embrace all options you have and sometimes it is all about the accessories you use to finish the outfit that suddenly make your T-shirt look so much more interesting. If you are looking for a designer T-shirt with unique prints check a designer online store. You can also choose few from the myriads of accessories offered by the stores to find the ones, which go well with your tee. Experiment and innovate, after all you can’t go wrong with something so simple as a T-shirt!

The article was written by Irina Kovalyova – fashion blogger, social media expert and marketer of the Elitecouturier project.

Top 10 Most Baffling Lady Gaga Getups

Lady Gaga is the Queen of creative fashion, and one of the few people who can make a dress made out of raw meat look good. Every once in a while, however, she comes out with a creation so confusing that it’s difficult to see where she got her inspiration from. The following examples are wardrobe choices that I can only guess were channeling certain birds, foods, and family members.

Chicken Nugget

chicken nugget

This might not even be Lady Gaga. It could be an extremely committed McDonald’s employee. Assuming it is Gaga, it wouldn’t surprise me that she’s the type to interpret a late-night craving as divine intervention from the style gods.

Creepy Female Tweedle-Dee

creepy female tweedle-dee

The dress is cute. The hair looks great. And yet, how does this getup manage to be so terrifying? Her pale makeup with rosy cheeks leaves her looking like a ghastly child, and her bare feet certainly add to the illusion. I imagine her approaching random fans, humming a lullaby quietly under her breath while she stares into their souls.

 Leech-Infested Prince

leech-infested prince

This oddly-balanced outfit piles layers and layers of material on the top half of her body and leaves the rest of her body lacking. That’s not very prince-like! As for the spots, that is obviously not a leopard print. The irregular shape and placement of the marks clearly imply an intended leech infestation. Which makes the whole outfit more confusing.

Victorian Beekeeper

victorian beekeeper

While the lacy white outfit could have been very elegant, the pitch-black frosting on the cake tastes pretty funky. The strange black veil looks more like a strongly-worded warning against bees than a delicate veil.For someone who has gone through stretch mark removal procedures (or was just born that way!), she sure likes to cover her skin up a lot.

Satellite Bird

satellite bird

This makes me think that Gaga was preparing for her debut space-performing career earlier than we thought. While obviously channeling a flamboyant bird of some kind, she also seems to be trying to channel HBO and Starz.

???

question marks

For this one, I can only make far-off stabs at what kind of creature she was imitating. Maybe a blob of frosting? Perhaps she was just having one of those wrong-side-of-the-bed mornings and put some lace on her face to cover it up.

Spaghetti Fountain

spaghetti fountain

No one has ever succeeded in so clearly stating their intention to solve world hunger than Gaga in this getup. Without saying anything at all, she screams her promise to the world that no country will ever go without spaghetti again if she can help it.

Cheese Wheel

cheese wheel

Gaga looked in the mirror this night, and probably felt a bit disappointed at how normal she looked in her elegant white pantsuit. Then she decided to channel cheese. Because, when all else fails, that works.

Peacock Snuggie

peacock snuggie

Uncle Joe

uncle joe

Meet Gaga’s uncle Joe! This was probably the one and only time I ever saw a picture of Gaga and thought “This has to be at a Halloween Party.” This was actually at the YouTube Music Awards. I can only assume that Gaga really wanted her uncle to be there. And why wouldn’t she, with that smile?

While Gaga is absolutely fabulous with her artistic expression through clothing, sometimes her imagination goes above and beyond what has ever been normal in the world of wardrobe. But she’s always fun to keep up with, and we can all learn a thing or two about fashion from her crazy choices! What is your favorite Lady Gaga getup?

Victoria Ramos studied business and now blogs about developments in the field, as well as her other interests. She loves shopping, socializing, hosting parties, decorating, and writing. She also is an advocate for great beauty companies, and loves Riiviva micro-dermabrasion products.

 

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