The Best Clothes and Accessories to Add to Your Summer Wardrobe

Trendy clothes are always ideal, but there are certain essential garments you should always have ready to wear because you just don’t know when those items may be put to good use. With these essential summer items, you’ll be able to put together some awesome outfits that can boost your confidence, flatter your figure, and genuinely make you feel good. Whether it’s a basic white t-shirt, a denim jacket, or something else, there are simply a few essentials worth buying the next time you go to the mall.

Simple White Shirt

The white t-shirt is simple, casual, and relaxed, but that is what makes it worth owning. It’s something that can match with a lot of your other clothes, including leggings with unique and bright patterns on them. If nothing else matches with a specific pair of pants or a skirt, you can rest assured knowing the simple white t-shirt will match perfectly.

Stylish Denim Jacket

While it’s hot outside during the day, it can get a bit chilly at night during the summer. Keep cool and comfortable by pairing some of your outfits with a stylish denim jacket. These jackets are available in a few different colors and may even have some embellishments on them, such as gemstones and glitter.

Sleek White Shirt With Buttons

For days when you’re trying to dress up a bit but still want to keep it semi-casual, you can wear a sleek white shirt with buttons. The shirt goes with more than you might realize, including skinny pants, skirts, and denim jeans.

Comfortable Shirt Dress

The shirt dress is such an essential staple. It’s something you can wear when you’re meeting up with a friend for coffee, shopping at the mall, or visiting the park to have a picnic with your children. These dresses are simple yet stylish and they look great with open-toe sandals as well as wedges in different colors.

Cool Midi Skirt

Who needs a mini skirt when you can feel more comfortable and relaxed in a midi skirt? It’s longer than a mini skirt, not nearly as tight, and it flows freely, so you can feel comfortable and cool on those days when it’s simply too hot outside.

Basic and Plain Trainers

You may have several trainers in different colors, but make sure you purchase at least one pair of plain trainers in a shade of white. The white color pops out and looks great with a lot of outfits you may choose to wear. The trainers are ideal for those days when you don’t feel like wearing heels, flats, or even sandals.

Cute Woven Straw Hat

Pick out the perfect woven straw hat in your favorite color and pair it with a lot of your favorite summer outfits. These hats look great with maxi dresses, denim jeans with graphic tees, and even swimwear.

Flattering White Jeans

While you may normally stick to blue denim jeans, summer is the perfect time to bring out those white jeans and rock …

How to choose the right suit

If you haven’t bought a suit in a while, or it is your first time, there are a few things you need to know about choosing the right option for you.

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You can start with ensuring you have the right measurements, and these you can take yourself, or you can have done in store, or at a tailor. Once you know what size you are, the real fun starts!

Choose your type

There are so many different types of suits available, and with double-breasted jackets now back in fashion https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/t-magazine/fashion/double-breasted-mens-suits.html, you have even more available options. It is, of course, important to choose a suit that works with your body shape, so bear that in mind too.

Just some of the many options available include skinny, close-fitting suits with very tapered legs, slim suits that have a trimmed waistline and tailored suits that are more contemporary and are ideal for everyday wear.

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There are also the more classic styles that are all-purpose, and the more formal styles that are really suited to special occasions rather than everyday wear. When you choose your type of suit consider what you will be wearing it for, and whether the purpose you are buying a suit for suits the style you choose.

Choose your fabric and colour

The colour of your suit is important, and if you opt for a very standard charcoal or dark navy you can always add a splash of colour with Farah shirts like those available at https://www.ejmenswear.com/men/farah. This way, you’ll also get more wear out of your suit, as it is more versatile.

If however, you want to really stand out you can go for a suit in a brighter hue, and with a texture too. Beware however of opting for a fabric that is too shiny, especially if your suit is for daytime business wear, or for a wool blend that is too heavy and warm. 100% wool suits give a more luxurious look, and are ideal for occasion wear, while poly viscose is perfect for day to day wear.

Once you have these choices down, you can decide on the number of buttons you prefer, whether you want vents or not and what type of lapels will suit your build. A lining is also an important choice and one that needs careful consideration too.

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Summer Makeup Bag Essentials

Summer has arrived, and it’s about the time where we begin to think about reinventing our signature look and trying out something different. Investing in your makeup bag essentials is a great place to start on a journey to a “new you”. With so many trends to embrace this year, there’s never been a more exciting time to experiment with your makeup look. Take a look at our favourite summer makeup bag essentials for this year:

Base

First things first, the base needs to be perfect. In summer, sometimes it’s not ideal to wear a heavy base as this prevents your skin from having time to breathe. That’s where the summer saviour BB cream comes in. Using a BB cream is essentially just moisturising your skin with a light colour tint, for a flawless light coverage, meaning your skin still absorbs the best bits from the sun. In most cases, BB creams also have a built in SPF, so you get added sun protection. For something even more delicate on the skin, then consider using a powder for during the day. This works perfectly when you use a primer as the base, then build upon it with a light dusting of power. Ideal for a breezy daytime look, but equally as glamorous for those long summer nights.

Highlight

Nowadays, nothing is more important than getting your highlight right. There are so many options to choose from it can be overwhelming. Why not indulge in an excellent range of liquid highlighters to make your skin look naturally golden and sun-kissed? They’re also great for layering on top of your BB cream. For those who like their highlight to be more visible, then try amazing compressed powder highlighters for a more obvious glow – ideal for brushing on top of your power base.

Sparkle

Summer wouldn’t be the same without a little sparkle. Glitter makeup is ideal for festival season& we all know festival glitter is amazing, musicians and actors are all big fans of using glitter at festivals like Coachella and Stagecoach. So, whether you’re at home or travelling abroad, a little shimmer can go a long way! Glitter is best used around the eyes for maximum impact, paying particular attention to the cheekbones. It can also be sprinkled on your hair for fully dazzling look, why not try adding some glitter with your everyday braids.

Lips

Keep it simple and stick to a gloss lip this summer. There are some fantastic pocket-sized lip glosses out there, so you can take it with you wherever you go. There is nothing better than beaming healthy skin accompanied by a fresh coat of luscious lip gloss to complete your summer look.

Eyes

Waterproof Mascara is an absolute must have for your summer makeup collection to avoid the humidity ruining your perfectly applied makeup. You can also get fully waterproof liquid eyeliners, guaranteed to stay on even if you go for a swim in the sea or take a trip to the waterpark! Overdoing …

Bespoke Clothing and Accessories

By: Jaguar MENA

In 2016, Charlotte Stockdale commissioned Savile Row tailor Huntsman to ensure she made a grand entrance at the Met Gala. Huntsman created a formal white tie and tail’s in a traditional men’s style for her custom creation. The stylist talked with several notable fashion entrepreneurs, including Daphne Guinness, Nicole Kidman, Katharine Hepburn and Coco Channel. Huntsman had outfitted these leading ladies throughout the years and used this experience to create an exceptionally tailored bespoke outfit that exuded a sense of authority and confidence. Charlotte Stockdale’s choice of bespoke clothing was bold and helped to push the creation of boundary-pushing suits. This year, the runways of Paris and New York are filled with beautifully designed suits, allowing you to create a powerful image through bespoke attire and accessories. Once you decide to have a suit jacket custom-tailored to your exact style and shape, you will never want to purchase another suit off the rack because a bespoke suit will accentuate your assets while minimizing your flaws.

The Tailor Made Suit Every Woman Deserves

Huntsman, which is now in its 169th year of business, is one of the top tailors that offer women’s bespoke suits. This London-based fashion house allows you to order a suit. The creation of your suit begins with meeting with a cutter at the flagship store on Saile Row or at the store in New York. Here, you will select the fabric, the buttons and the lining material. All of your measurements will be taken to ensure the perfect fit. Typically, the garment will require three fittings. The price for a bespoke suit begins at £7,400 (*note: Huntsman’s cutters travel internationally to key cities throughout the year to meet privately with their clients).

If you live in or visit Paris, the best source for a women’s bespoke suit is Cifonelli. This company has served some of the best-dressed men for many years. The Cifonelli House, run by fourth generation cousins, Lorenzo and Massimo Cifonelli, is located on the Rue Marbeuf and is by appointment only. The cousins will meet with clients, take clients measurements and cut the patterns for the bespoke suit. A team of in-house well-trained artisans will then sew the suit to the owner’s specifications. The cousins are often travelling around the world to meet with clients. Cifonelli House bespoke suits begin at £7,000.

Isaia is one of the best kept Neapolitan secrets. The men’s suit brand will also make women’s tuxedos and suits. Isaia has shops in San Francisco, Milan and New York. Isaia uses luxurious, colourful fabrics to create their women’s smoking jackets, tuxedos and suits. The starting price of a bespoke jacket is #3,925.

Bespoke Leather Accessories for All Occasions

One of the favourite leather houses is Moynat. Moynat creates bespoke gloves for both men and women. It should be noted that creating a set of bespoke gloves takes approximately three weeks. Moynat offers gloves for every occasion. Another great option is Centaurs, which offers made-to-measure signature handbags. This service …

Essential Tips for Writing in the Fashion Industry

By: Guise Archives

There are just as many opportunities for writing within the fashion industry as there are for anything else. It may seem like a difficult profession to take on, but there have fortunately been many high profile tips shared over time. Judith C. Everett and Kristen K. Swanson, in particular, have done much to forge the path.

If you want to get started writing about the fashion world, it’s useful to separate the process into six different stages:

  • Planning. Here, you’ll sort out the purpose of the article, the audience you’re writing for, the attitude of the piece, and decide the angle you’re approaching from.
  • Organization. Here, you’ll start shaping your earliest material into a workable outline.
  • Drafting. It’s important to start with a first draft and then work out the kinks from there.
  • Revisions. After you’ve written the article, you can read through and easily see what needs improvement.
  • Editorial. You can then start checking out all of your mechanics, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Proofread. Finally, you need to read the finished product at least once more and do any final corrections that you deem necessary.

Having a Purpose

The best writing is always done with a particular purpose in mind. The audience and attitude are also integral. The best way to start is by picking an exact subject and then researching it as much as possible. The angle you hope to approach the piece from will come along the way. It will also become much easier to know what you’d like to say. Writing is effectively a means of communication; only through your own understanding can you deliver as well as hoped.

Logical thinking also helps develop the primary idea that the entire piece will be based upon. It’s a good idea to decide upon a definitive purpose statement that will guide the entire article you’re working on. You can even use it as the leading sentence in order to hook the audience. You can choose to be as direct as possible or intentionally indirect, but your stance should be clear from the jump.

Audience You’re Writing For

Every piece of writing should ideally be generated with a particular audience in mind. In the case of fashion writing, you’ll obviously be targeting fashion enthusiasts and those looking for the latest clothing trends, such as plus size corsets. Ideally, you should be able to answer questions that the audience may have while also entertaining them along the way. Here are four important factors to consider when it comes to understanding your audience:

  • Who’s going to read the piece?
  • How much do you expect the readers to know already?
  • What kind of relationship exists between you and the audience?
  • What style of writing would be most appropriate?

Try to be as specific as possible about the intended audience. Think about them throughout the entire composition process. It’s impossible to know them all individually, but you can at least come to a general understanding. Age, occupation, education, …

Capsule Wardrobes and Fighting Fashion Fatigue

In this era of career-driven busyness, with an array of options, decisions, and stress right at our fingertips, it’s easy to get lost in the mess of it all. Decisions are everywhere, and most people start their day with one that affects both their creativity and their confidence: what to wear. Fashion fatigue is a real thing and so many women are moving toward capsule wardrobes consisting of several staple pieces, items, and styles that are easily mixed, matched, and used again and again in order to fight off the dreaded Monday morning fashion show. Lucie Fink of Refinery29 recently did a video on this topic, which gives a great rundown of what it’s like to utilize a capsule wardrobe for a week.

When pulling together a few key pieces to use repeatedly, it’s important to mix old and new, classic with trendy, to maintain that fresh feeling. Confidence is so important and sticking to items that have a traditional base with a flair for the latest trends allows you to use and reuse your capsule wardrobe while treating the sidewalks like your personal catwalk. A summertime capsule wardrobe means more vibrant looks, so finding bright colors and simple prints and patterns in timeless pieces, such as shifts, pencil skirts, bateau cuts blouses, and classic dress shirts, ensure looks that will be versatile enough for the office and nights out on the town.

Building a capsule wardrobe is not just about the look and style of pieces but also the quality of the pieces you are buying. Designer labels may cost more, however, the quality of those items is something those brands stand behind. Look to department stores with great reputations, like New York icon Bloomingdales, that offer a wide array of top brands and designers for items in which you can invest. Don’t be afraid to utilize store website’s Trend tabs and Basics lists to narrow your search for the best staple pieces.

For Summer 2018, keep an eye out for solid colored pieces that will allow for easy color-blocking. A longer, A-line dress can be paired with a blazer and pumps for the office, and sandals and a cardigan for a breezy night out. Linen pants in a neutral color, and even boyfriend jeans, are as timeless as Jackie O and can be styled with nearly any type of blouse for a quick pairing. Maxi skirts are another wardrobe staple that fit and flatter any shape and size for a high fashion look. When deciding on tops, a classic white dress shirt will never go out of style, as well as boat neck cotton tops or a simple V-neck. Stick to simple pieces free of graphics to ensure you look your Audrey best.

While creating your own quasi-uniform capsule wardrobe may seem a little reminiscent of school-girl days, businessmen have been pulling off the repeat look for years. If suits can be worn every day with little to no variation, there is no reason to not have …

Importance of Good Maternity Wear

There are many things you need to take care of when you are pregnant like diet, exercise, maternity clothing, being happy, meditating, and looking after your self in general. This article deals with the importance of maternity clothes for an expectant mother and what she should look for.

Maternity clothes are today being made by many young and fashionable people who understand the need of mixing fashion and sensible and practical maternity clothes. Who says pregnant women can’t be fashionable? You can today indulge in the latest trends in maternity wear and rock the natural glow that is associated with pregnancy.

Mommies to be often ask why it is important to wear maternity clothes. Why can’t they just wear their old ones in larger sizes the answers are here:

Change in Size

Most maternity clothes can be bought in the same size as your normal clothing. It is just that maternity clothes are cut in the same way as normal clothes, with the difference being that the belly area is cut in a different way.

You will need Expandable Waistbands

Today you get many different types of waistbands like scoop under the belly, V belly under, over the belly, flat front or fold over instead of the traditional big rib pouch. As your waist expands with the progress of the baby you can’t wear your old pants and jeans. You get stylish maternity jeans which look very stylish and smart.

Comfort

Every pregnant women needs to be as comfortable as possible. Pregnancy is not all easy as there are times when you are overtly emotional, or there are days when you are feeling unwell, you feel bloated and swollen. In such cases you need comfortable maternity clothing which allows you the movement and freedom of space that you need. It is important that you don’t buy tight maternity clothes as they will only get tighter and won’t allow your skin to breathe.

Maternity Bras

Your breast size will change after the 3rd month and you will require a maternity bra from the 5th-6th month. You need the extra support that only maternity bras can give you. Some even are cross back. Some ladies even need to wear bras to keep their breast pads in place as there can be pain and discomfort in the region of the breast and these pads offer a cool relief. Women after delivery especially need to wear maternity bras of breast feeding bras for convenience and easy access.

Feel Good About Your Self

It is very important to know that you are a gorgeous women who is responsible for bringing a new life into this world. And what better way to celebrate this than to show off to people with smart and attractive maternity wear. There is nothing like a pretty dress and compliments that follow to boost your morale and ego, so why not indulge in the best maternity clothes you can find?

If you are interested in some great maternity wear in Brisbane …

Ultra Violet Rays – Business Women's Guide to Fashion

The Color Purple is a famous literary work, movie and Broadway play. Professional women are using this dynamic color to set the stage for a captivating and elegant entry in to the business arena. Fashion has rules and limits but modern professional women are finding ways to enhance their professional look, style and appeal to make the work place a more chic environment.

Listed below are ways that you can use this color to shine at any business or social event.

Purple Reign

The color purple is not just a jeweled toned shade that can match almost any skin tone and physical complexion. The color has great meaning that can build confidence and improve your overall appeal. Purple is a mixture of reds and blues which create a sense of mystic and royal qualities. It is often used by nobility and rich people as a symbol of wealth and extreme social status. This color also evokes spirituality and creativity as well as calmness and balance.

Purple Power

Although we do not recommend wearing a purple suit to work. There are clever and fun ways to incorporate purple into your professional wardrobe for a stylish and fashionable appeal. Women can wear purple blouses and belts with their suits and business casual attire. Pins and hair pieces in purple are also acceptable for any work environment. Women should match basic suits in navy, black or gray with purple accessories. Purple accessories can include purple toned jewelry in earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Professionals women should limit their jewelry to five simple pieces. Purple handbags and shoes are also acceptable depending on company dress code and profession or industry guidelines.

Face Value

Women can also wear purple toned make-up to brighten their faces and look stunning. Soft subtle purple eye shadows and lip balms or lip glosses can highlight the face and make any woman sparkle in the business arena. Women should always be cautious of how they apply their make-up and present themselves in formal business settings. The goal is to look professional and not as though you are going to an over the top party or a Hollywood photo shoot. …

A List of Clothing Fashion Don’ts

There are plenty fashion rules that have circulated for centuries, and these days, the old rules will not cut it. Today, you need to forget about the old rules of not wearing white after labor day and saving all of your shimmer for the evening. If you want to learn how to dress your body well and look better everyday, try to avoid the following brand new fashion don’ts.

Don’t think function over fashion. If your excuse for not dressing your body better is simply that you are dressing for the weather or you just want to be “comfortable,” it is probably time for a change. Don’t just by oversized clothing that is frumpy and totally not figure flattering because you want to be “comfortable.” If you take your time and try things on you will find that well fitted clothing that is appropriate for your body type actually is quite comfortable. If you get the proper size and the proper style, you can look good, be shielded from the weather, and feel comfortable.

Don’t use size numbers alone to determine whether or not your clothes will fit you. Every boutique, department store, and clothing shop is going to have sizes on their outfits. Your size will not be the same in all stores, so get over it. Sometimes, even though you might feel bad about it, the appropriate size for your body will mean looking for a higher number in some stores than in others. It is much better to buy a larger size and look good than to wear something that doesn’t really fit you, and will make you look bigger. If your outfits are busting at the seams, you will look larger than you are.

The final don’t is this: do not think that your appearance doesn’t matter. You might say that you don’t care what other people think. The reality is, however, that if you have certain career goals in mind and you don’t look the part, you won’t get the part. Everyone, even if they try to deny it, wants the respect of others, especially at work. Dress to look the best that you can look in appropriate clothing for your profession. Don’t make excuses or sell yourself short of the opportunity to look put together to potential clients and potential employers.

The clothing that you put on your body says a lot about who you are. Let it match who you are inside. Let the world know that you respect yourself enough to dress well.…

Tips on How to Improve Your Socks Fashion

Socks are an essential component of a man’s wardrobe. They are, in fact, one of those must-have pieces of clothing for men of every age, color, occupation and status in life. But most people usually fail to realize the incredible opportunity they have at enhancing their sense of fashion and style with the right kind of socks fashion. If properly blended in with the right choice of wear, socks can go a long way in not only improving but also showing forth your personality. Below are helpful tips to consider when making a choice of the type and nature of socks to acquire the next time you’re out clothes shopping.

Colors

Professional settings and general black-tie events call for neutral socks. Consider acquiring a good number of black, brown, gray and even navy blue pairs for these occasions. Brightly colored socks, on the other hand, are usually good for blending in with any wear, whether formal or casual. They can be contrasted with practically any outfit and for any occasion. This category includes the different shades of blue, green and purple.

Material

There are all manners of material for socks to choose from. From cotton, which is the most common, to wool and the costlier silk and cashmere, you will be spoilt for choice. Only the size of your pocket will limit you in this area.

Patterns

Numerous patterns are available for you to choose from. Dotted, striped and argyle are some of the options available to you. The various patterns in socks communicate lightheartedness in your outfit. Make a point of adding a few striped varieties to your ensemble that will bring a certain finesse and sense of style.

Other Considerations

Consider matching your socks to the color of your long trousers in surroundings that are a bit reserved such as meetings, funerals and dinners. And while you’re at it, play around with the texture of your socks, such as going for the ribbed socks in neutral colors to maintain the reserved appearance. Use patterned socks as well to enhance your personality and project a uniqueness of style. In case you decide to do this, ensure that you match them (socks) with the color you have on above the waistline.

The tips are designed to help you up your sock game and in the process improve your confidence and sense of style. If you put these in mind when you are dressing up for any occasion, then you will well be on your way to a more positive public image.…