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3 Simple Shopping Tips To Always Looking Your Best

I’m not sure if it is a woman thing, if it is a vain thing, if it’s a confidence thing or if it’s a hating our bodies thing; but, when you go to a store to find a new outfit do you bring several sizes in the dressing room with you to try one? Most people only bring their size and if it does not fit or look right or as good as it did on the mannequin they get upset and angry with themselves. Truth be told if you brought several different outfits in your size into the dressing room and none of them fit, it can ruin your whole afternoon, day, week and even year depending your level of disappointment and frustration with yourself.

As a woman, I have been there and I understand this but as a Stylists you just shop differently with a new perspective. Certain designers cuts can be really, really different. One designers size six could be another designers size ten, vice versa and lots of variations in-between. So when I am shopping with a client, I always tell them it is not about the size on the label, it is about how you feel, how you look in a particular outfit that matters. I always grab a minimum of three sizes sometimes four sizes and bring them into the dressing room to try on. Start with the your size and then grab one size smaller and one or two sizes larger depending on the cut of the item. In order to look your best, often your best friend will be a really good tailor.

Which would you prefer to do? Squeeze yourself into a size six dress and look like you are a size ten or buy a size ten and look like you are a size six?

Here are three simple shopping tips to always looking your best. First, choose good quality clothes that can be a staple in your wardrobe and you can continually add to. (For example: dress pants, pencil skirts, and dresses in solid neutral colors).

Second, do not follow the trends of today. Find clothes that look good on you, on your body and choose accessories on trend not the other way around (or you will have a closet full or neon and parachute pants and you will be stuck in an area. Yes everything comes back around but by then it will need a serious facelift and in the meantime you will look seriously dated and just wrong).

Lastly, what you wear underneath your clothes is just as important as your clothes. Investing in the right bra so that the girls sit up and are in the right place will make your shirts, blouses, dresses and jackets all look completely different. And, the best part is can make you look pounds lighter. Wearing the correct undies for your body type is important as well because you don’t want to be hanging out and hanging over every where. Panty lines are not attractive and neither is someone wearing a thong where everything giggles. A fantastic secret that should be part of every ladies arsenal are shapers, you know “Spanks baby”. There are all kinds with different levels of support and they should absolutely be worn on a daily basis. They make a tremendous difference in how polished you come across. And, lets face it, nothing like a shaper to help your posture, keep your shoulders back and stomach tucked in. You just feel more confident when you know you look your best and you have made your best effort.

These are the basics to shopping and creating a fabulous wardrobe that will sustain you for years to come, so have fun with it.


Top 10 Fashion and Style Tips for Men

Today’s metrosexual, cosmopolitan and fashion forward man would have no qualms in admitting that what is equally important to him as his manly image is being stylish. He wants to be updated with what’s latest in fashion, what’s hot and not. So here’s a chance for the men folk to spice up their wardrobe with the latest trends, colors and style all at once. Read on as we take you on a fashion tour to enlighten you of the top 10 fashion and style tips for men.

1. Suit up! Nail the Coat & Tie Look. This gentlemen’s look is perfect for another office day, and coupled with right trousers, crisp shirt with cufflinks, even more perfect for a day full of business meetings.

2. The ripped denims with tee look can never go out of fashion. If you’re looking to play around with the look a little bit, wear slippers in funky colors and a square-shaped scarf tied around in style!

3. Color is not just meant to be a little something we see splashed around in a woman’s closet. Now men can play with it too. Be it coats, jackets, shirts or pants, go for colors like red, purple, orange, blue, green, yellow etc. But yes, running around the trees looking like a goon is not on the agenda. Match colors properly with classic dark shades!

4. Make people notice that whenever you enter a room, you come with a bag. There are several options available in colors, designs, cuts and styles when it comes to men’s bags. Briefcases, duffle bags, laptop bags, sling bags, backpacks… phewww!!! The list is endless.

5. A man is known by the shoes he wears. Wear well fitted, polished and good-looking shoes whatever be the occasion. There’s nothing more that suits a man than formal shoes. There are a range of brands that offer formal shoes. Apart from that, there a plethora of options in sports shoes, sneakers, sandals,boots etc.

6. A good smelling man is the most attractive man in the world. Every man has his own signature fragrance and make sure you know yours and leave behind a trail of fresh air as you walk into a room.

7. Accessorize it right! If a man know how to get his watch, sunglasses, belt, tie, cufflinks, wallet etc. right, then the look is right. Of course you have to know how much is too much. If you want to wear it all at once, you can look stylish only if you mix and match well. So it’s better to keep it understated!

8. For the fall season, tie a scarf around and keep away the harsh winds away while you look oh-so-good. Scarves work well for both the casual and formal when tied up and teamed properly. Avoid flashy colors.

9. Men’s jewelry has been doing the rounds in the fashion circuit for a while now and refuses to leave. The daring man of today is completely secure of his masculinity, so the occasional earrings, bracelets, rings, chains etc. happens.

10. Traditional wear on men looks undoubtedly sexy. Try brands like Fab India, Yell, Earthy Hues and more for that handsome ethnic look.


10 Quick Tips to Fashion

In today’s society everyone is in a rush, there’s never enough time, and everything is go- go- go, well what we are about to do, because you are a busy person and we know you want to look good and feel good on your busy schedule, we are going to give the 10 quick tips to fashion. Everyone likes tips and maybe you can benefit from these.

1. Keep your outfit simple: you want your outfit to look good on you; you don’t want to look like you went overboard with too many colors, layers or accessories. When it comes to colors try to stick with 3 and add a little pattern in there if you want to mix it up. With accessories stick with a maximum of three pieces, ex: a watch, a necklace and a bracelet, and for layers do not to overdo it, layering can look good when its only 2 pieces.

2. Fitment is Everything: one of the biggest improvements you will make to your wardrobe is the fitment of your attire. The one problem a lot of men seem to have today is they wear their clothes too big because some people either just aren’t comfortable with themselves or they don’t want to pick out the right sizes. Your attire should almost hug the shape of the body. You don’t want the clothing skin tight but you want your clothing to accent your body.

3. Always go shopping with a Friend: when you go shopping for new product to add to your collection bring a friend that will give you an honest opinion and is as fashionable as you. Remember when you go to a store it’s hard to trust salespeople because they are making commission off your purchase so if you don’t have the right person helping they will try to sell you on something that might not look good on you.

4. CASUAL?: When you hear dress casual some will think boring attire. But there is nothing boring about being casual, change the way you see casual. Have fun with your outfit and wear collared shirts instead of tee shirt, add some flair to that casual outing.

5. DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS!: Never underestimate the details you add to your outfit. Your finishing touches are what will make your outfit and it will be the first thing people notice. Ex: the scarf you choose, the way you tie your tie knot, or a pocket square. Take pride in your details and finishing touches.

6. Invest in a Finer Pair of Shoes: remember this is always a key part of your outfit. Your shoes must constantly look sharp and clean, if there is one thing a woman will notice about you, it’s how good your shoes look. Your shoes will always tell allot. You don’t need to buy a $400 pair of shoes but keeping them looking new and taken care of will make them look like that $400 pair. A lot of men will disregard their shoes don’t be one of those men and make the extra effort.

7. Experiment with fashion: dressing your self is something you can compare to your life. Sometimes you need to come out of that comfort zone and experiment with new items. You won’t know if you like a new style unless you try it. Don’t be afraid to buy new pieces if you see a style that isn’t you but you like it, try it. If the style doesn’t suit you then you made a mistake and life goes on. Too many people don’t express themselves when it comes to fashion and what they like, escape that comfort zone and start expressing.

8. Following trends: in today’s fashion industry you don’t need to follow trends, trends come and go then come back again. Stick to what you like. Experiment with the styles you like. Think twice before you go out and buy something that’s “in right now”. Don’t be that person to hurry and buy what’s ‘IN’ than that piece ends up in your closet collecting dust. Work on a collection that will be useful to you. Build a collection of items that you will always be able to wear and mix together. This should save you allot of money.

9. Develop your Image: if you want to be trendy and fashionable you need to devote more money and time into your image. Meaning you must develop your image. In today’s society your image will play a big role in communication your image is worth caring for as much as your education, relationships and career. Oscar Schoffler, longtime fashion editor of Esquire once said, “Never underestimate the power of what you wear. After all, there’s just a small bit of yourself sticking out at the collar and cuff. The rest of the world sees what you drape on your frame.”

10. Don’t Under dress: it is always better that you overdress than under dress for any occasion. Never overdo it to a great extent, but take some risks and add that little bit more. Just keep two things in mind when it comes to going that extra mile, think about where you’re going and who you’re going to be with and just step it up that extra notch.