Different Types of Sneakers

These shoes are so versatile that some people even have dress up sneakers. The fist kind are the wear every day types. Male and females alike will wear these as they just about the best feeling shoes on your feet.

These are made from either real leather or fake leather for the top portion. Leather is soft and allows your feet to breath. On the inside of this shoe is a pad that your foot rests on. This pad may be removable or it may be glued in there. The bottom of this sneaker is rubber. You will find all sneaker bottoms made of rubber.

You can wear these around the house, to the park or for a stroll around the neighborhood. They will feel cushioned and protect your feet. I bet you did not know that there are actually dance sneakers. These have to be designed a little different in that much more movement is required. You will find some of these have a mesh and are much lighter than other types of this shoe.

The bottom of these have what is called spin circles. This allows for turns. The back of the shoe

Sneakers Rule the Fashion World

The first rubber soled shoes, not yet known as sneakers, made their appearance in the 1800’s. By the 1890’s Goodyear, just a rubber shoe company at the time, began making rubber and canvas shoes. The shoes went by a variety of names until they settled on Keds. It was actually Keds, once they became mass produced in 1917 that became known as sneakers. The moniker was bestowed by Henry Nelson McKinney, an advertising agent for N.W. Ayer & Son who noted that the shoes were quiet, making not a sound no matter what surface they came in contact with.

Keds that were among the first sneakers to actually be chosen for fashion reasons. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, Keds were often worn with socks and leg warmers and became part of many cheerleading ensembles. As the popularity of Keds increased, other shoe manufacturers jumped on the band wagon. As far back as the 1960s, Pro Keds used for professional sports were popular with athletes. Today, the vintage fashion movement has made them popular again.

Today, Keds and many other manufacturers focus on individual style. Pairing clothing with fashion sneakers creates a total package for the

Dressing For A Party

  • White and monotone
    Choose a top and bottom that is monotone; especially if your shape is wide. It allows you to appear taller and thinner and evens out your body parts. Don’t forget that white can be quite dressy and elegant. Combine a white linen tunic with a white pair of pants. Wear embellished sandals, a cotton scarf and silver bracelets. You will get so much looks from the guys across the room. Well, if you are single! If you are not, then the man you brought with you won’t be able to take his eyes off of you all night.
  • Peak-a-boo dress
    The peak-a-boo or cut out dress is sexy, sophisticated and elegant. It flatters the upper part of your body; more so your arms and puts the attention to your face and away from the problem areas. Go for colors like tangerine, mint, lemon zest and coral. Color block is also another great option.
  • Skirt
    What about the long peasant skirt? It has returned, but be careful. You don’t want to look plump and aged. Instead, you could choose a maxi dress and wear it with gladiator sandals. If you are tall, you could

Wear a Jumpsuit Even After 40

In the last few years though, they have resurfaced with a bang; and the thanks must go to contemporary designers who have made a commitment to recreate fashion trends that existed in the 80’s. So now, these fashion items have regained their fervor and favor and women are wearing them with style and elegance -even those women who are forty years and over can be seen in these appealing apparels. In fact, they are just as popular among the younger adult women as well.

There is no way that you won’t notice a woman in a jumpsuit because of the sex appeal it exudes. It is also a comfortable fit and if you choose to add one of these to your wardrobe, you will definitely find it in a size, color and design that you like. You can wear them in animal print, solid colors, floral and block colors.

Rompers are the shorter version of a long jumpsuit. Both are also designed using denim material and that is what most people think of when considering buying a jumpsuit or romper. However, they are designed in a wide range of material including jersey, polyester, satin and cotton.

Fashionable Maxi Dress Over 40

  • The maxi dress
    Typically, any dress that reaches a little above or below the ankle is clearly a maxi dress. The maxi dress comes in a wide range of provocative, fashionable and ladylike styles. In previous years, this dress was put aside for a special affair such as a red carpet event, a graduation prom or a formal ball. Well, this is not the case anymore.
  • Versatility
    You can add a maxi dress to your wardrobe because it is so versatile. You can wear it during the day or night; on the beach, for lunch, at a party, dinner date, the mall, and around the house. And… you are not too young or too old to get away wearing one of these dresses.
  • It covers up your legs without looking grumpy. If you want to hide any pudginess or bulge around your midsection, you can get away with wearing one of these. You can wear it with high heels, flats, sandals or medium heel.
  • Accessorizing
    You can also add accessories to dress it up or down for any occasion. To add flamboyance to this outfit, add accessories such as sunglasses, a long necklace, strappy-like sandals,

Bucket Hats for Men

Because of their design and durable nature, bucket hats for men are very popular for outdoor activities, such as fishing, mountain walking, or sports such as tennis or golf. Although they are usually made from cotton, sometimes they are produced in materials such as Gore-Tex, and these are often seen worn by mountain walkers as they help protect the face from the sun in summer, and keep the head warm in winter.

The bucket hat is worn all over the world, by different types of people, and for different reasons. Glider pilots are often seen wearing bucket hats for men because they need to be shaded within the cockpit, but they also must be able to view everything around them. They are known as a giggle hat in Australia, and in Tanzania they are worn by the elders of the Iraqw people.

Called an ispoti in South Africa, they have been popularized by black youths and are an essential part of urban, street fashion. Israelis know them “Rafael hats”, as one was frequently seen worn by Israeli politician and general, Rafael Eitan. In fact, the style of hat considered to be the national headwear of Israel,

Wearing Graphic Prints

If you love drama and love to see heads turn when you walk by, graphic or digital prints have become quite popular and have a strong effect on the opposite sex. The sheath dress with zigzag print, for example, offers a classic look and a knockout factor. If you are going for a more futuristic appearance, digital prints offer vibrant computer-generated patterns, which are as meticulous as the chip in the computer. When wearing a bold graphic print, go for shoes that are plain so that it doesn’t spoil the impact of the dress.

Solid colors, when worn all the time, can be quite boring. Graphic print patterns add intrigue and awareness to your clothing. It also enhances your persona. The modern look of a graphic print dress highlights the feminine shape with its intense colors and patterns – that is a winning combination.

When the print has a high contrast, it becomes more playful. What does that mean? It shows that you are willing to try something new and different. Not every woman will go for this patterned look, but if you do want to take that risk, you can go for simple patterns that

Mechanical Watch

Several years ago, a watch was seen as an imperial beauty and the mark of respect was bestowed upon those people who used to wear these around their wrists at all times. These were first introduced in the 15th century, and since 17th century these started evolving big time. The first watches introduced were totally mechanical in their nature, and as technology progressed they evolved into a more electronic mechanism. The first electronic digital watch was introduced in the year 1970.

Wristwatches were first introduced in the 1900’s, and at the beginning were known as the ‘Wrist let’. At that point of time, these were generally considered as a womanly accessory and were also looked upon as a passing fade. Men at that point preferred keeping pocket watches only, which according to them was still very convenient to use. But the scenario totally changed after World War I, as the soldiers thought that it was unfeasible to use pocket watches, and so they switched using to wristwatches. This was how wristwatches became popular and became a part of the trend that is continuing till date.

It’s not only the designs of watches that have changed but

School Shoes

School shoes take quite a battering. Kids are active; their playtimes involve running round like madmen, playing schoolyard games like tig, and kicking footballs around. Naturally they’re going to sustain scuff marks and scratches – it’s all part and parcel.

But, as a parent, there are some things you can do to make your child’s school shoes last just that little bit longer – and in the process reduce the strain on your funds.

Many parents take the approach of constantly reminding their kids not to drag their feet, or put on a pair of trainers during playtimes; however, this nagging usually falls upon deaf ears. Instead, and you probably won’t like this much, you have to take the initiative when it comes to your child’s school shoes.

When your kids arrive back from school, the first thing you should do is get them to take their shoes off. It’s a basic step, but it’ll prevent the shoes from sustaining no more wear than is necessary. Once they’ve been taken off you should go about wiping them with a dampened cloth. This will fetch any of the grime, mud or dirt that’s accumulated on the

Evolution of the Suspender Belt

Present day suspenders – also known as braces, first came into existence in the early nineteenth century. They were designed and manufactured by Albert Thurston. They were attached with leather loops. There have been different designs of the male suspenders. These designs can be classified according to method of attachment to pants or by the shape formed at the back. The earliest design by shape formed at the back was the H-suspenders where the braces joined to form what resembled the letter H at the back. Later designs crisscrossed to form the letter X and the most recent were Y shaped. When classified according to how they are attached to trousers, the earliest known braces were connected to the trousers via the buttonhole. Later, leather loops were made and attached to the trousers using buttons and finally, suspenders were attached to trousers by use of metal clasps.

Materials used to make them have changed over time. The first manufactured suspenders were made from ribbon strips whilst the next generation was manufactured from woven wool, tightly woven. This material was also known as box cloth. Irrespective of the material used to make them, all suspenders served the same