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August 2019

Perfect Clutch Bag

First off, you must think of the event you are attending. Is it a casual or formal affair? You do not want to overdress or under dress yourself, so careful consideration must be taken into. Formal events usually call for dressy items such as satin clutches, rhinestone purses, or evening bags with crystal closures and decorations. For an informal party, a patent leather clutch is suitable for carrying all your essentials. Wristlets, clutches with a cross body strap, handbags embellished with metal studs and even purses with a quilted detail are all stylish choices.

Secondly, once you have determined the type of celebration you are attending, now you can choose the color! You can match your purse to your dress for a monochromatic look, or break up the monotony and match your shoes to your bag. Or you can choose a metallic shade that compliments both! The wonderful thing about accessories is that you can choose to match or contrast, as long as you stay within the constraints of the event and color palette. For weddings, it is a good idea to dress in theme colors. It is usually in bad taste to stand out from the crowd at a wedding, so do your best to blend in. For birthday parties or more relaxed get together parties, unless the hostess declares an official color palette, you can dress in whatever color you like!

Accessorize A Sweater

The wonderful thing about these cozy pieces of clothing is that they can transition from daytime to nighttime by changing up the accessories. They are very versatile pieces of clothing and can be layered over a tucked out button down shirt, paired with a mini skirt, or even be worn long like a dress. Here are a few items you may already have that can turn grandma’s Christmas gift into a haute couture item!

Sweaters for the most part do not have a defined line and do not usually fit close to the body. Use a belt to accentuate your waist and wear your sweater over leggings for a trendy and flattering look! This will not just give you a new look but will give that top you have worn so many times before a new life.

Add a chiffon scarf to bring color and personality to your sweater. Metallic fabrics are a nice contrast to these comfortable knitted tops. Make sure you exercise contrast. If your top is of a thinner material, a thicker pashmina scarf is a good choice. Heavier knits can look sweet with a chiffon scarf worn as a necklace.

Choose a hat in a funky color to make it pop. A newsboy cap is a casual choice, or you can dress up in a fedora!

For additional sparkle, roll up your sleeves and stack bangles on both wrists. Add a chunky necklace to liven up the knit! Or skip it all and just stick to a pair of statement earrings! The key is to not go overboard. Pair with some black slacks and heels and you are ready for a night out!

Dress Up A Plain White T-Shirt

For a casual dinner with friends, wear your white t-shirt with a pair of dark jeans. You can choose either a skinny leg pant or one with a slight bell bottom. Strap on a pair of colorful high heels for a splash of personality. Add to that a blazer if you wish. For warmer nights out, skip the blazer and add a bright- colored scarf. Keep your jewelry simple. Maybe a stack of thin gold bangles or a pair of hoops, but not much more than that. The idea is not to hide the plain white t-shirt, but to enhance its simplicity.

Are you going out with that special guy tonight? Tuck your white t-shirt into a tea length floral skirt. Add to that a wide belt and a pair of nude heels to lengthen your legs. Pick up colors from the skirt with your jewelry. Try a bubble necklace for some eye-catching drama. Or a wide silver cuff and a thin chain for a simpler look. Wrap your hair into a loose bun on top of your head for an extra romantic look. Finish your look with a fashionable yet classic clutch. Nothing too flashy. You want his eyes on you, and not your accessories.

Sunday brunch dates with friends and family are a special time. You want to look nice but not overdressed. Wear your white shirt over a pair of denim crop pants and wedge heels. Accessorize with a pair of colorful dangling earrings. Skip the necklace for a fresh understated look, but carry a small clutch or handbag in a fun color to finish off your ensemble.

White t-shirts and jeans are wonderful for traveling. They are comfortable and you can step off the train or airplane looking like a million bucks if you accessorize correctly. Ditch the heels for some comfortable ballet flats. Keep your jewelry simple like a pair of stud earrings and a pendant. Keep a scarf handy to stay warm on the plane. Use a stylish yet functional tote large enough to carry your essentials like your wallet, passport, travel pillow, book or tablet, cell phone and charger.

Buying Big Size Mens Jeans

Comfort is an important factor when a man wants to buy any type of apparel. Although it is good to be fashionable, you should not always be looking for the latest trends. You need something that is comfortable enough for you to wear for extensive periods. If trousers are too tight, you will end up drawing attention to the bulge you are trying to cover.

It is also important to select jeans that are appropriate for the occasion that you are attending. They should not be worn at formal occasions except when there are specific instructions to that effect. The regular light blue color is recommended for everyday use whether you are at home or going out. Darker colors are good for semi-formal occasions. These can be worn with a sports jacket.

It is better to stick to the classic designs rather than the faded styles that have become popular with younger people nowadays. Pre-ripped designs should also not be part of your wardrobe unless you are still a teenager. This does not mean that your wardrobe should be dull. You can add some variety by choosing different colors.

The material is another factor that you should keep in mind. Women can wear those that are made from all types of fabrics because of the nature of their fashion. They have a variety of fabrics to choose from such as spandex or cotton. Men on the other hand have to stick to denim most of the time. Denim is the most recommended material because it is sturdy and still comfortable. If you choose exotic fabrics, you will discover that they will not be suitable for a lot of occasions.

It is vital to pay attention to sizing if you are ordering big mens jeans online. Even if different brands are labeled with the same size, they may not have the same fit. You should also make sure that the designs that you buy have adequate rise. The rise is the distance from the button to the crotch. Your legs will appear shorter if you buy low-rise styles.

Choosing Cocktail Accessories

One of the most essential cocktail party accessories is a black clutch purse. Black clutches are most common because black is such a universal color that it goes with outfits of any color for any occasion. Also, since most women like to wear their little black dresses for cocktail parties, black and silver accessories are the best to match with them. A black clutch purse is almost like a wardrobe essential in any woman’s closet with an active social life. Black clutch purses specially embellished with crystals and rhinestones are very delicate looking and enhance the beauty of any cocktail outfit.

Along with a black clutch purse another accessory that is a must-have for a cocktail party is a long waterfall necklace. Long statement necklaces look elegant and royal along with giving a brand new look to the little black dress you have worn to a party before. Black looks great with gold and silver both, so you choose a necklace in either metal tone, depending on the metal tone of the other accessories that you have on or to match the embellishment on your dress.

To complete a cocktail party outfit you definitely need a cocktail ring. Cocktail rings can be made of sterling silver embellished with clear or colored rhinestones. They are worn in the hand that you hold your cocktail with and make the cocktail glass look more attractive. A beautiful cocktail ring will surely have a lot of women envying you at any cocktail party. There are many different types of cocktail rings available online these days, you just have to find something that suits your taste and matches the occasion you are dressing up for.

Wear Animal Print Accessories

  • DO think of Animal Prints as a neutral, something to dress up and pair with bright colors and subtle patterns.
  • DON’T mix animal patterns. Pick your animal and wear it. Too many animals can look like overkill at a safari.
  • DO incorporate animal accessories as part of your wardrobe, especially if you are just beginning to explore this trend.
  • DON’T be afraid to match animal prints with themselves. Meaning if you are wearing a pair of leopard print shoes, you can wear a leopard print bangles, belt, scarf or even carry a small clutch.
  • DO attempt to balance the boldness of animal print with a bright solid color. It really is as simple as choosing your favorite color! In addition, if your animal print is TOO bold, definitely tone it down with other pieces in shades pulled from the print.
  • DO choose classic pieces when wearing this trend. This print is an extremely daring one, so incorporating it into a simple dress or skirt that complements your figure could be very flattering.
  • DON’T be afraid to wear animal print in a different shade other than the way it looks in nature. These days, animal print comes in different colors that make it easy to find your favorite!
  • DO remember to stay age appropriate. A bright colored leopard print top may be appropriate in your twenties, but not so much when you are forty. Aging well does not just include taking care of your body, but dressing your body in ways that complement where you are in your life’s journey.

Wear Vintage Sunglasses

How to treat vintage sunglasses as every day wear

Vintage glasses made of plastic without much embellishment can be worn every day when you go out for errands, going to the grocery or going out for afternoon coffee or tea with friends. This is the recommended one because you can just fold it up and place in your bag without fear of the lens or frame breaking down. The key thing to be aware of in these cases is that if you are choosing from your vintage collection of things you can wear every day, you should opt for glasses made of sturdy, yet more affordable materials.

What vintage sunglasses to wear on special occasions

Glasses with embellishments can be worn during these moments. Special occasions call for something sparkly and shiny. The embellishments and special designs on the frames of the glasses are best shown off during these occasions. During these kinds of occasions, you would not have to worry about putting it away as you would be wearing it the whole time. Of course, if you are indoors, you may need to put your vintage glasses in a clutch bag for the ladies, and for gentlemen, you can hang your cool shades on your short or keep it safe inside your jacket.

Parties

Pool parties are another occasion where you can show off your vintage glasses. When the sun is out and you want some time sun bathing, you can definitely fish out your vintage sunglasses and pair it up with some vintage swimwear. Of course, you will also need to put it away to somewhere dry when you’re ready to jump into the pool.

Choosing Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized sunglasses are not the same as ordinary sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses have special lenses that help with that annoying glare that we are confronted with on a daily basis when we go outside. Often times when we are outside, we can look at things that create a glare. From water, to asphalt, to sand, and even additional vehicles that are in front of us on the road, there is glare. Glare can be an annoying thing to deal with but when it comes to driving, dealing with glare can result in potential car accidents. Although not all accidents are entirely avoidable, accidents that are a result of glare can be avoided by purchasing a pair of polarized sunglasses that are specifically designed to combat glare.

Another great benefit that is associated with polarized sunglasses is that they help with clarity. The lenses on these glasses help the wearer to see details and colors better along with helping with the glare. To test the difference that polarized glasses have with respect to clarity, look at an object with basic sunglasses on and then with your polarized glasses. The details that you will be able to see will be readily apparent.

Polarized sunglasses are the perfect sunglasses option for those individuals that spend a lot of time outside in the sun for working or pleasure, or spend a lot of time driving. They not only help the individual wearing the glasses protect their eyes from the harmful rays of the sun but they also help with the glare that we are confronted with on a daily basis. Polarized sunglasses also help see things much clearer than traditional sunglasses. If you are outside often, or drive a lot, then you need to pick up a pair of polarized sunglasses. They may be a bit more expensive but the additional money is worth the additional expense.

Wear A Tube Scarf

  • As a neck warmer – Depending on the length and width of the scarf, you can hang the scarf on your neck and loop it twice or three times for a look that is both stylish and warm.
  • As a hood – For colder days, loop the scarf three times around your neck (just like before) but take one of the loops and pull it from the back to the front over your head like a hood. You may choose not to loop but to wear it around your neck then pull it over your head for looser hood.
  • As a shoulder wrap – Loop the scarf twice around your neck and then pull the layers out to spread on your shoulder. Add a brooch or glittering pin for some added pizzazz.
  • Bolero style – Insert your left arm through one end, wrap the scarf around your back and insert your right arm through the other. Wear it gathered on your shoulders for a vest style.
  • Halter – Step into the scarf, twist it once then put your head through the resulting loop. This look is especially attractive paired with jeans or a long flowered skirt.
  • Simplicity – You can just wear the scarf draped loose around your neck for a simple yet stylish look that pairs well with shorts and boots. Take it one step further and keep the cowl in front with the rest of it draping over your shoulders like a shift.

 

Summer Shoes

Colours

Bold and bright is the tone for this summer season’s shoes. From candy shades to colors that are bold and proud; colours that will speak to us from the feet of any shoe fashion-conscious person this summer. These brightly coloured shoes will be found in a wide variety of designs and heights. These shoes will be the first thing people will notice when you walk into a room and they’ll certainly make you stand out in a group of people!

Designs

This summer has seen some designers taking the Gladiator design up a notch with various examples that go from boots to flats and heels. The Gladiator design gives you a dramatic look, and with buckles, the look is bold and brassy summer chic.

Laser

The new laser-cut summer shoe style has arrived in both low-cut boot and shoe styles that will keep your feet cool. Your feet will not only be comfortable but attractive and stylish too. These shoes will complete your stylish outfit and after a long day, your feet won’t be hot and tired, but cool, relaxed and comfortable.

Metallic

Brightening up the summer wardrobe even more is the fashionable “metallic” shoe which will give any outfit more style with bling or without bling and comes in a wide range of bright colors too. These shoes will bring your summer wardrobe even more pizzazz than any previous summer style. It will be difficult for designers to come up with something to beat the summer-design “metallic” shoe look when fall comes around.

Platforms

Any true style-aficionado will not be without printed platforms in their wardrobe this summer. Coming out in bright, vivid colors and floral prints too, these are a definite summer wardrobe “must have” item. The “Mani” is a definite with the open toe style, as all eyes are drawn to the animal, leopard or snake print incorporated into the design.