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Fashion & Style

6 Fashion Tips For New Season

1. Embrace a free-spirited bohemian sensibility in the new season. Style is all about combining colors, layering, mixing moods and adding a funky accessory or two. Eclecticism is in. Get the look in one piece with a rainbow-striped dress, or pile it on with a floral skirt, a white shirt, a sweater rest and a fitted jacket. A denim jacket or vest will ground your look, just as offbeat pieces like chunky wood or coral necklaces, embellished wedges and a lush textured bag will play it up.

2. Pick pieces with a gypsy vibe, but make it luxe. Let a little hippie into your look, only keep it smart and coordinated. Sport a wide belt or an armful of artsy bangles while the rest of your outfit stays simple and sophisticated. Right balance: A playful beaded necklace is a perfect accoutrement when teamed with muted tone. Go ahead and don bright tiered skirt with an ethnic feel, but keep the top elegant. And, since the clothes have so much flair, now is the time to break out your flea market finds.

3. Dive into nautical, yet keep it clean and classic. Allowing naval influences into your style can be fresh and chic when not taken too literally – the key to mastering this trend is not going overboard. Pair sailor stripes with solids and think minimal when incorporating nautical accessories (e.g., wear a rope belt or a rope flat, but not both). Here’s something to keep in mind when making investment purchases: A classic navy blazer or trouser never goes out of fashion.

4. Wear rich gold toned down with neutrals. Every woman’s wardrobe is stocked with khaki, and this season, there’s no better way to accent it than with gold. A sparkly tank makes for the perfect match with slouchy linen. A bold metallic trench looks great over basic trousers and a top. If you choose to go for solid gold, turn to Valentino, who paired sumptuous fabrics of similar metallic shades in ladylike cuts. No matter what your aesthetic, you can’t go wrong with metallic accessories – a gold shoe, bag or belt is a timeless accent.

5. Add safari-inspired pieces to your repertoire. It’s the look of the well-traveled woman. Exotic details go a long way (you don’t want to seem as if you actually are on safari). Work in an animal-print blouse, and tribal prints. A lace-front or suede top pairs best with a simple piece. The same goes for accessories – keep your clothing tame when accenting with something wild.

6. Opt for a touch of opulence to enrich your style. Embellished pieces add elegance and luxury to your everyday style. Remember, though, that one piece will do the trick. A gorgeous beaded or bejeweled coat can hold its own, so put it over a sleek shift. A pearl-encrusted jacket can turn any outfit, whether with slacks, a skirt or jeans, into something special. Pretty pieces like a simple shoe or traditional stud earrings are the ideal extras. Warning: Don’t wear major gemstones on your clothes and on your body.

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Top 10 Fashion Tips For Men

  1. It’s all about the Shoes Baby. You ever wonder why women are so obsessed with shoes? To tell you the truth I don’t really know myself, but you should be aware that shoes are a big part of a woman’s life and they will definitely notice what kind of shoes you are wearing. Always have 3-4 pairs of footwear that you keep clean, polished & in pristine condition; I recommend having 1 pair of dark brown dress shoes that will look good with jeans, 1 pair of sleek black dress shoes for slightly more formal occasions, get yourself some cool looking sandals for summertime outings, and when you go sporty go with a nice pair of white cross trainers. Never mix up sporty wear with formal shoes or the other way around, women WILL notice your shoes and if you’re sporting some ugly kicks then she’ll write you off fairly quickly as a guy who lacks style.
  2. Don’t be Afraid to Accessorize. A couple of cool accessories such as a nice watch, an interesting necklace or bracelet will add to your overall sex appeal. Get accessories that match with your overall style and appearance and remember not to go overboard with the accessories in terms of the bling factor. Use the power of three here, meaning you should not be wearing more than three accessories at any one time.
  3. Get Your Haircut By a Pro. maintain a consistent hairstyle that you get cut at least every 2 or 3 weeks by the same hairdresser, in general you should choose a man to cut your hair since I find them to be a bit more in tune with the style I want to achieve whereas the women will try more experimental things and cut your hair in a more feminine way. If you don’t know any good hairdressers then try out a few places in your area or find some opinions online about good ones in your area. Look at a few men’s magazines and find a style that you would like for yourself, show this to your hairdresser when you go in and ask for a similar style. Oh yeah, always remember to tip him at least a few dollars if he did a good job and keep going back to the same guy every few weeks
  4. Try a Tie? Yes, ties are really hot right now and women find them irresistible, you can wear them to work or even a night out. Don’t think that you have to be wearing a full suit to wear a tie. You can even some wear some nice jeans, a blazer jacket and a cool tie, this can be a pretty hip and stylish look that women will notice. Don’t be afraid to experiment a bit here with ties with bold colors and patterns, you’ll stand out in to women in a good way.
  5. To Beard or Not To Beard? Ok, maybe a full beard is a bit too much but a little bit of facial hair can be quite attractive to women, just make sure that you get yourself a nice electronic beard trimmer to keep it all trim & tidy. Unkempt facial hair is a big turnoff for women, it shows that you don’t really have class and don’t care about your appearance. In general it is true that most women will prefer a clean shaven man but sporting a nice trim goatee or some five o’clock shadow just may do the trick and make the ladies melt.
  6. Don’t Be a Walking Logo. Try to avoid wearing clothing with big logos plastered all over it, nothing shows lack of class more than a walking billboard. Pick your clothes based on the clothing design itself and the fit and not based on the logo or brand name.
  7. Be a Hit with the Proper Fit. This is probably the biggest problem I see out there with men’s clothing, which is wearing clothes that do not fit properly. Wearing proper fitting clothes is probably the best thing you can do to improve your overall look and feel, no more wearing your big brothers hand me downs or clothes from when you were a different size, it’s time for you to shell out a few bucks and upgrade your wardrobe. You’ll only need about 3-4 solid outfits combined with at least 3 pairs of nice shoes to really get up to speed. Your clothes should not be too tight or loose but rather they should snugly fit the curves of your body without feeling tight or uncomfortable. Most men tend to wear clothing that is too large and baggy for their builds, don’t be one of them. Good fitting clothes will make you look much sharper and you’ll feel more confident and comfortable & women will notice this.
  8. Wear at Least one Interesting/Unique item. When you go out try to wear at least one unique item or accessory such as a watch, bracelet, hat, necklace, etc. The item should be unusual enough to stand out from the normal stuff you usually see people wearing. This serves two purposes, firstly it’s known as the pea cocking theory which is to wear an item that is so unique that you will have women stopping you and asking about it or if you’re already talking to a woman it can serve as a great conversation piece. Secondly, you may be perceived as being unique and interesting, it can also add a lot of depth to your personality if you can tell an cool little story about the item.
  9. Never Mix Apples & Oranges. Try to maintain a consistent look throughout your outfit, if you have a casual look up top with a nice dress shirt but a sporty look at the bottom with track pants then you’re on the wrong track. Keep your closet area divided up into three main sections: casual wear, sporty gear and formal wear. Also, follow the power of three when it comes to choosing colors, you shouldn’t be wearing more than three colors at one time unless you want to look like a box of skittles. Remember to keep it simple and cohesive at all times.
  10. Better to Be Overdressed than Underwhelming. If there’s a choice between being a bit overdressed or underdressed than choose to go for overdressed. Sure, you may stand out a bit but trust me, women are very fashion conscious and they will notice and appreciate the effort you made to look your best. You may even become the topic of conversation amongst a group of females. Being the center of attention is always better than looking like someone who doesn’t give a crap about his appearance.
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5 Tips on How You Can Dress to Impress Your Date

We all know men are visual creatures. Comparing a plainly dressed woman with a well dressed woman, the latter will definitely look more attractive! Even if you are not the hottest babe in town, you can still be a head-turner with the clothes you wear!

1) Make sure you do not wear clothes that are out of date or too trendy for you

If you have clothes hanging in your wardrobe for the last decade, check if they are very out of date already. If you wear out of date stuff, it gives the guy an impression that you belong to the last era too. Of course, sometimes retro fashion does make a comeback, but if your clothes are nowhere near the current retro style, keep them out of your date’s sight.

If you are a woman of mature age, dressing to look like a young adult may actually look strange on you. Keep abreast of the latest fashion trends, but do not overdo it as it may actually backfire if the trendiest look does not suit you at all.

If you are not sure what is good for you, stick to traditional, classic fare. Go to shopping malls; look around at the department that stocks clothing for your age group. You can also ask the salespeople for advice and suggestions too.

2) Wear only clothes that fit nicely on you

Wearing clothes that fit makes a huge difference to how you look! Imagine wearing a loose-fitting tee compared to one that is more fitted. Visually, you will look a lot slimmer in the fitted tee. Sometimes, larger sizes make one look sloppy, so if you have the figure, flaunt it! For bottoms, if you are wearing pants, make sure the bottom hem is not too long such that it is dragging on the ground when you walk. If you wear heels, the perfect length for the bottom hem should end slightly above your heels. If you are short, avoid wearing skirts that are too long. If you are pear shaped, opt for A-line skirts with hems that end below the knee to soften your heavy hips and thighs.

3) Check if your outfit is well-coordinated

Sometimes when we walk along the streets, we can’t help but take a second look at people. It is not because they are attractive, but rather they distract us with their mismatched outfit! If you have a two piece outfit, but they can’t blend with each other, you will end up looking really weird. Make sure the colors, fabrics and styles of your coordinated outfit can match each other. Also, pay attention to accessories like earrings, scarves, belts and shoes which you might wear with your clothes as well.

4) Dress according to the occasion

If it is a casual outing to the beach, tank-tops, short sleeved cotton tees, shorts and slacks are most comfy and will blend nicely with your outdoor activities. But if the occasion is more formal like dining in an expensive restaurant, take the initiative to dress up. Overdressing is still acceptable socially, but if you turn up under dressed for the occasion, it will embarrass your date and you may never see him again the second time.

5) Make a difference to your outfit with accessories

For ladies, we have so many choices of accessories that we can use to complement our clothes. A nice pair of earrings, bangles or a pretty scarf can add some zest even to a plain outfit. Even the bag we carry and the shoes we wear with our outfit can transform the way we look. But do not overdo the accessories part, keep it to a maximum of three accessories, otherwise you may end up looking like a Christmas tree!