Style Items That Wood Sharpen Up Your Wardrobe

As men we’re always on trying to look sharp when we leave to go to a spot where we socialize. Granted men’s fashion is the more obscure than women’s fashion because whenever something new is pushed out, it normally get rejected. At the very least, some style items we buy, slowly degrade and then, they’re not as slick and cool as they were when we first bought them. Well, it’s time to incorporate a new style that’s more inclined to last a little longer and quite literally. How about the use of wood to force open your choice of other clothing items? As a material, we think of wood as being more for other household items, but the urban and hipster scene has always been pushing the boundaries. Now you can add to your wardrobe with certain elements of fashion that make use of different woods, in a cool and outlandish way.

 

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The hat that started it

Hipster culture is hit and miss, and it always has been. Some say the style is just being different for the sake of it, which discredits what it tries to achieve. However the majority of the inner city fashion icons, are adamant that something, and sometimes anything should be done to push men’s fashion in another direction. Fedora hats are to be seen especially in the cosmopolitan cities. A wood-brimmed fedora hat makes use of woods like oak, rosewood, and beachwood to circle the outside of the headwear. With different shades of red, orange and brown wood colors, you can then mix and match the different fabrics and textures for a snazzy look, which gets more apparent the closer the observer gets.

Wood you like some shade

Protecting your eyes during the hotter months is a practical solution that fashion has made a market out of. Aside from the metal or plastic shades, there are other, obscure but trendy styles out there on the market. Bamboo sunglasses are light and durable, yet they stand out from the crowd due to the contrast of natural colors, as well the uncommon use of the material. Bamboo is as strong as steel some say, and yet just a minuscule of the weight. The light yellow or beige color would go well with bright and dark tops because the natural tone of bamboo is quite neutral.

 

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Skater vibes 

Times have changed, and the skater boy fashion has had to move with them. Rather than the synthetic wrap bracelets from the 1990s, you could incorporate a wooden bracelet to go with your outfit. You can get dark orange varnished styles, but the rough and tumble are wooden bracelets, that have scratches, and cuts as part of the style. If you’ve got ear hole lobe earrings, you could also swap out the casual black plastic style for a smooth oak variation. They’re less likely to bend and snap when weight is put on them because they’re a more dense than plastic, yet weigh just as light. Additionally, as they’re tougher, they won’t snap and potentially harm you.

Without a doubt, the use of wood will shake up your wardrobe. It just goes to show, you don’t need to have the latest chic styles that are coming out of Paris, and other fashion havens to give your fashion sense a new horizon on your own style.

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Keeping Your Summer Wardrobe Wonderful

Finding the right outfits for the summer season is one of my favorite things to do. It’s the season that we can show a little more skin, tan our bodies, and generally feel much happier. Our outfits make us feel and look fabulous, and with so many different combinations of things that you can wear, finding some killer outfits isn’t a difficult task.

 

First and foremost, let’s talk about swimwear. Even though for most of us the summer doesn’t mean we can lounge around by the pool, it’s likely that at some point we will either take a vacation or at least a day trip to the beach. There are hundreds and thousands of choices when it comes to swimming attire. Bikinis are a great way of topping up your tan because they reveal the most skin. If you’re not feeling a bikini however, you could opt for a tankini which covers you up a little more, but you’ll still look gorgeous.


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The thing I love the most about the summertime, is all of the fabulous dresses that you see on display. Not only do they look amazing and brighten up the streets, but they’re a brilliant way of keeping cool when those summer rays hit. Pairing a dress with some killer heels and a bag will turn some heads for sure.

 

As we all know, shoes are a key part of making or breaking an outfit. With the amount of summer shoes available on the market, it’s super easy to find a great pair for every type of outfit. Even for people with a size 2 shoe, there are tons of shoes available to buy, whether that be online or in store. Start collecting a range of shoes today so that you can switch it up a little with your outfits.

 

Finding a top to wear if you’re not feeling like wearing a dress isn’t a difficult task either. Anything that isn’t long sleeved can be paired with your favourite shorts, jeans, leggings or skirt. The best part about it is, that because the summer months tend to be warmer, you don’t have to cover yourself up with a large coat.


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Now if you’re a girly girl, you absolutely love getting your pins out in the summer months by wearing some super sexy skirts or shorts. If you’re feeling creative, you could try making your own skirts to wear this summer. There are loads of online tutorials that will show you how to upcycle an old top into a fabulous skirt.

 

Handbags are also a fabulous way of completing an outfit. Like most girls in the world, many of us can’t leave the house without our bags. Shop around for a bag that has a pocket for your sunglasses and suntan lotion. That way, you can keep topping up as the day goes on.

 

Whatever you decide to wear this summer, rock it girl, because you are fabulous!

 

Travelspiration: Looking Fabulously Fashionable

Coco Chanel, the world’s most famous fashion icon, once said, ‘Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” All of the world’s most iconic fashion legends have certain expectations and style standards that they hold themselves accountable to, regardless of where they are of where they are going. Even when traveling, they hold themselves to the same high style standards, making every effort always to look effortlessly chic.

 

As someone with a love of fashion, when it comes to traveling it’s important to make an effort to travel in style. Throwing on a pair of lounge pants and an oversized tee just isn’t going to cut it. Believe it or not, it is possible to dress to impress when traveling and still be comfortable; it’s just a case of taking the time to put together the perfect look.

 

Heading off on vacation soon? Here’s how to ensure that you look effortlessly stylish and elegant, even when catching a 4 am flight.


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Pick the perfect suitcase

 

Wondering whether a suitcase really has an impact on your look? The answer to that question is yes, it does. A suitcase is an accessory, just like a shoulder bag is, so naturally, you want to ensure that it is elegant and stylish, and works well with your outfit, that is if you want to look fabulously fashionable. To avoid having to buy a different suitcase or duffle bag for every outfit, it’s best to opt for a neutral design that’s timeless and elegant. For more options you can find wholesale leather from Leather Impressions. Aztec patterns and pretty floral prints might be in right now, but unlike a leather design, they won’t stand the test of time and will be out of style by this time next year.

 

Dress comfortably and stylishly

 

To ensure that you are able to travel comfortably it’s vital to pick an outfit that you look stylish in and are also able to relax in. You can’t go wrong with black jeans – whether they’re ripped or not it doesn’t matter – teamed with a pretty cami top and an oversized cardigan. Prefer a more feminine look? Then how about teaming a printed tea dress with a pair of leggings and a denim jacket? A maxi skirt or dress could also work well. What you want to do is ensure that you look stylish and elegant but are also comfortable – take your time playing around with a few looks until you find the perfect one.

 

Get your shoes spot on

 

Any fashion lover knows how vital the right pair of shoes are for completing a look, so it pays to pick what you put on your feet carefully. Heels add elegance and glamor but aren’t that travel-friendly, wedges, however, can be. If you are hoping to add elegance to your look, heels are a must. However, for a more casual (and comfortable) look, a pretty pair of peep toed pumps could perfectly compliment your outfit.

 

Jetting off to somewhere sunny? Make sure to dress to impress and travel in style.

 

Rising to the Top of the Fashion Industry

For a lot of people, fashion is a passion. Fashion is the thing that excites them most. Fashion is the thing that gets them out of bed in the morning. However, a lot of fashionistas that are cut in this ilk don’t actively pursue a career in the field. But why is this? It’s probably because the industry of fashion is one that is both highly competitive and hard to get into, let alone rise to the top of. But just because something is difficult, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. If rising to the top of the fashion industry is your calling, make sure to read on to find advice to help you along the way.

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  1. Be different

 

The only way you are going to be able to rise to the top of such a creativity, and cut-throat, industry is by being and offering something different. This could mean you dress differently. It could mean you carry yourself differently to your co-workers at the time. Whatever it is that makes you different,  embrace it. This has to happen whether you’re working in an entry level store job, or working in some sort of management position. But, when it comes to dressing differently, just be careful not to go too overboard. One fashion faux pas could spell disaster for your career in the fashion industry!

 

  1. Make connections

 

In the fashion industry, sadly, a lot of the time it’s who you know rather than what you know. Whether you agree with this or not, if you want to rise to the top of the industry then you have to embrace it. And to embrace it you should be trying to forge connections when it comes to all aspects of your fashion lifestyle. You should be making connections through blogging. You should be making connections at work. And you should be making connections by attending networking events. And you should be doing all of this even if you’re shy.

 

  1. Always look higher

 

To rise to the top of anything, you have to be constantly looking higher. You have to be constantly seeking avenues to take that will get you closer to the top. You have to always search out higher level jobs than the one you have now. This isn’t necessarily to garner yourself a better paycheck; it’s to get you one step closer to the top. And the type of jobs you should be looking to apply for in regards to fashion are Brand Management or Sourcing, both of which are displayed to be vacant on Jobsatbelk.com. And when you find the vacant position of your dreams, don’t be afraid to apply to fill it. Well, what harm ever came from applying for a job?

 

  1. Always work on your portfolio

 

Even when you’re not at work, you should be working. Yes, you should always be working, even in your spare time, to better your fashion portfolio. This could mean fashion blogging. It could mean drawing up new and creative clothing designs. Or it could even mean making clothes yourself through sewing and stitching. No matter what way of displaying your fashion prowess works for you, just make sure you display it. And make sure you keep a record of it in your portfolio.

 

If fashion is your calling, then don’t be afraid to answer it. And don’t be afraid to be the very best fashionista you can be, either.

 

Climbing The Fashion Stakes: Turn Your Attention To Your Shoes

When it comes to looking fashionable, we tend to focus on the clothes we wear. But one part of our look we don’t tend to spend much time on is our shoes. However, your shoes can make or break your outfit. You might be wearing the cutest outfit in the world, but if you team it up with poor looking shoes, it can cause you to look unfashionable. Therefore, it’s time to turn your attention to your shoes. In fact, here are some tips when it comes to your footwear so you can climb the fashion stakes.

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Do add some color to your outfit with your shoes

 

A lot of people wear black pumps every day. After all, we often get hooked on one pair that we wear all the time. But if you want to wow with your outfit, it’s time to skip that boring black pair. After all, it’s unlikely they are adding anything to your outfit. Therefore, to climb the fashion stakes, go for a colorful pair of shoes. After all, with a cute red or blue pair, it will brighten up your whole outfit. And people will turn their attention to your gorgeous footwear. In fact, you are bound to get compliments due to your colorful shoes. Of course, make sure the shoes don’t clash with other colors that are in your outfit. After all, you don’t want to make a fashion faux pas because of your shoe choice!

 

Do think carefully about the material

 

You might not think twice about the material when it comes to buying some new footwear. But you might be surprised it can make all the difference when it comes to helping you look on point. After all, if you go for a material which doesn’t look right with the rest of your outfit, you could end up falling down the fashion stakes. Therefore, think carefully about the material. If it’s a canvas style, it will look better when it comes to your casual summer wardrobe. Meanwhile, leather would look great if it’s your work wardrobe. You can get some guidance on different shoe types and what materials they come in by looking online. You might want to avoid materials like suede and rubber. It can be hard to make a fashion statement if you opt for one of these!

 

Do make sure they fit properly

 

A lot of people make the error of picking a pair of shoes that don’t fit properly. They try and squeeze into a smaller size when it comes to the shoes. But then it can look quite obvious that the shoes don’t fit properly. After all, they can look tight and bloated if they are the wrong size. In fact, it can draw attention away from your beautiful outfit. Therefore, you need to make sure you opt for a pair which fit your feet like a glove. That way, they will complement your outfit and help you to look fabulous. And getting a pair that fit properly will stop you having to deal with things like bunions and blisters at the end of the day.

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And remember to opt for a designer pair if you can afford it. After all, it will definitely raise eyebrows if you have a pair of Dolce & Gabbana shoes on.

 

Rocking Your Outfit – Why Confidence Is The Best Item You Can Wear


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Outfits are never the be-all and end-all of looking great. They certainly do help, and the fashion world would be pretty dismal without the thought and attention that goes into the beautiful garments we have access to. There’s hardly a replicable feeling than finding threads that suit your physique, your look, and your general attitude down to the bone.

However, it’s easy to forget that wearing the right thing isn’t the only consideration to be made while looking good. Confidence is the glue that holds it all together. Confidence can mean many things, but in this article, we aren’t concerned with arrogance. We’re concerned with self-respect, self-acceptance, and self-love. Those three considerations constitute Confidence with a capital C.

Even a famed supermodel wouldn’t look right in designer wear if they didn’t have the confidence to pull it off. Summer, winter, white or black dresses are different on the surface, but all require that you rock them with that inner mojo that is relatively difficult to categorize, but very easy to feel. You’ll know when you have it. These following confidence tips will allow you to have it.

Stay Up-To-Date

Staying up-to-date is a vital component in staying confident in your wardrobe. This doesn’t mean you need to conform to modern fashions religiously, but it does mean adopting a few little modern chic styles here and there to give yourself a feeling of being current. Even if you theme yourself around an uncommon look, 50’s chic for example, there will be methods you can use to keep yourself looking fresh and well maintained. Modern makeup kits, skin care techniques and even exercise regimes or diets can keep you feeling on top form at all times.

Maintain

Maintain yourself well. Give a close watch on your figure and make sure you exercise enough to help relieve the stressors of daily life. Give yourself the room to introspect and reflect, meditating if needed to help you reduce self-critical thoughts, and give you the presence necessary to rock your look with attitude. Remember, no matter your age, you can look simply stunning and journey through life with an open and responsive attitude.

Don’t Judge

Judging yourself is a sure fire way to never feel happy in your skin. The only way we can ever feel confident is to look into the mirror and find no enemy. We’re not trying to downplay the genuine psychological impact your insecurities can hold. However, we are advocating you do everything in your power to shift those perceptions. You are much more beautiful than you know, and it’s likely that many people see you with absolute reverence.

Experiment!

Don’t be afraid to be a little ‘out-there’ in your wardrobe and fashion choices. What is normal? Ask one hundred people on the street, and you’ll get one hundred different answers. If you want to try a new style, get an experimental piercing, or dye your hair a whole new color, who has the right to stop you? As long as you adhere to a few simple style techniques like matching colors efficiently and wearing garments in good condition, you have every right to ask others to respect your styling choices.

These tips will help you feel like the confident, able woman you are deep down. Dressing considerations aside, you will no doubt be the belle of the ball wherever you go, at least internally. Most of the time, that’s enough.

 

 

 

Must-Have Summer Holiday Accessories For Every Woman

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Summer is here, which means one thing: a vacation. There is nothing better than getting away to feel the warm sun on your skin and take in the breathtaking scenery. Sadly, summer holidays aren’t always that simple. As you know, a woman can’t just turn up without thinking about her style. After all, it’s important to look the part because looking good is feeling good, too. Thankfully, there are a few accessories that will take care of the problem. And, there is no need to have the fashion sense of Blake Lively or Margot Robbie, either.

 

Enjoy, ladies!

 

Straw Hat

 

There is no doubt that a straw hat looks amazing, so much so that you’d wear one at home if there were an excuse. Well, with the summer sun bearing down on your skin, you have an unimpeachable defense. With a wide brim, a hat like this helps keep the rays off your body and stops you from burning. Obviously, looking like a tomato isn’t the style that most women go for on vacation, but there is another factor. Too much sun can lead to potentially fatal diseases. Because we girls like to feel the burn, a hat is stylish and practical at the same time. What more could anyone want?

 

Sunglasses

 

Glasses and sunglasses also have an important role to play in your health, but they are more of an indulgence than anything. Yes, it’s nice to keep the sun out of your eyes for the sake of your peepers. However, two weeks a year isn’t going to do a lot of damage. But, forgetting the sunnies will do your street cred a lot of harm. Sunglasses are the perfect way to offset any style because they are flexible. You can opt for the slim line version if you want a sleek or elegant look, or there is the overgrown option. And, there is nothing more fashionable when you mix them with the right colors.

 

Fabric Handbag

 

You still need a bag to carry around your belongings, but it has to be suitable for the terrain. The majority of summer holidays take place close to a beach, which means sand. On the face of it, there is nothing to worry about, and then it gets in your bag. The havoc it causes for such a small particle is ridiculous, yet it will happen if the handbag isn’t up to purpose. Luckily, fabric or straw numbers are much more sand resistant, and they merge seamlessly with your holiday vibe.

 

Thin Shawl

 

The weather is brilliant during the day, yet the temperature drops off in the evening. If you haven’t changed, there might be a chill in the air which makes you shiver. And, there is no real way to warm up, so you have to grin and bear it until you get back to the hotel. Well, you don’t if you have a lightweight shawl. The extra layer, no matter how thin, will instantly make you warmer. Plus, you’ll be the most summery person in town if it’s brightly colored.

 

Simply put, no woman can go wrong with these accessories.

Cutting The Cost: Tips For Saving Money On Fashion This Summer

We all want to look our best during the summertime. Indeed, that’s one of the only periods of the year when we can wear revealing clothes and show a bit of skin. However, we also know how much the top brands charge for the latest fashions these days. So, sometimes it’s sensible to think outside of the box when following trends. In this article, you will find some excellent advice that could help you to reduce the cost. Nobody wants to break the bank this summer, even if it means looking like the bell of the ball. With that in mind, you should consider some of the suggestions below. Believe it or not, you can still look beautiful without paying those premium price tags.

 

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Search online for deals and discounts

 

If you don’t want to pay top prices on the high-street, it’s often easy to find discounts online. You just need to shop around and ensure you leave no stone unturned. Google will help you to save a lot of time and effort. Just look for online dress boutiques running deals at the moment. Sure, you might have to spend a little longer on the task. However, you could save a fortune if you get lucky. There are forums you can use to identify the sites you should consider. So, now is the perfect time to begin your search. You still have a couple of weeks before the summer is in full swing.

 

Swap clothing with your closest friends

 

Sometimes you don’t need to spend anything to get the best clothing this summer. Just call some of your closest friends and ask them if they’d like to trade. You probably have some items in your wardrobe they like and vice versa. You would then leave yourself with money cash to spend on enjoying yourself and getting outside while the weather is good. Of course, it would be handy if your friends wore the same size clothing. However, you can always make adjustments if you have any concerns. All you need is a sewing machine or a needle and some cotton.

 

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Buy material and become a fashion designer

 

If you enjoy making adjustments to clothing, you might think about going a little further. Designing your clothes this summer is a wise move if you don’t want to follow the crowd. You just need some basic equipment and the right materials. Again, you can make savings on those items by purchasing them online. You can also find lots of instructional information that should make your life easier. If you get stuck with anything, just watch some YouTube videos that offer an explanation. Who knows? You might start a hobby that will keep you entertained for life!

 

With a bit of luck, you now have enough information to reduce your fashion spend this year. Use those tips to ensure you always look stunning this summer. Whatever happens, you should think twice before buying anything from the high-street. If you do that, you stand the best chance of keeping as much money as possible in your accounts. Have an amazing summer ladies!

Keep Your Style Strong On A Beach Vacation

Let’s face it, we all have images in our minds of what we are going to look like on vacation. But the reality is often as far removed from the dream as it possibly can be. By the time we arrive at our destinations and endure sunburn, sand in every crevice, and the vacation diet seeming to add inches per day to your figure, stylish is probably the last thing we feel.

However, with a few simple tweaks on your vacation shopping list, it’s easy to keep yourself looking fine and dandy for the duration of your trip away. Let’s take a close look at everything you need to arrive at your destination in style – and ensure you leave the same way. Read on to find out more!

 

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Breathable fabrics

First of all, the likelihood is you will be going to warmer climates when you take your vacation this year. Make sure you stock up on plenty of breathable, natural fabrics such as linen, rayon blends, and, of course, cotton. Synthetic materials are going to make you look sweaty, and also have a tendency to pick up a lot more sand and debris from beaches than natural fibers, so ensure that you focus on those breathable materials.

Stock up on sun block

By now, we all know the damage the sun can cause to our skin. But the crazy thing is that there is still way too many people who completely ignore this advice when they go on vacation. Sunburn is common when you go away for a break, either because you are trying to get as brown as possible to match the other bronzed bodies on the beach, or that you just underestimate the power of the sun in other parts of the world. Make sure you invest in enough sunblock for your skin type to ensure that you keep your skin looking fresh and healthy, rather than burnt, wrinkled, and aged.

The importance of shades

Sunglasses are essential for protecting your eyes from the glare of the sun, but they are also handy tools to keep us looking our best when we can’t be bothered to go through the same old makeup routines – which is often the case when you’re on vacation. Whether you opt for runway sunglasses or a classic pair of aviators is up to you. But a couple of pairs of sunglasses will be your best friend when it comes to keeping your style strong when on vacation.

See your hair stylist

It won’t take long for the sea winds to make a mess of the highest-quality of a haircut, so see your stylist and get some suggestions on how to keep your hair in great shape. You will want to talk about how to eliminate frizz, and possibly going for a loose, natural curl that will look great in all weathers. Headbands and hairbands can come in very handy for lounging on the beach, too. And if you have thin hair, please invest in a good summer hat – your scalp is at risk from burning just as much as your arms, shoulders, and legs.

 

 

 

Clever Tips To Find Your Unique, Personal Style


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Finding a personal style that is completely unique to you and you alone is not an overnight process. And even when you think you might have cracked it, there’s a constant refining and changing as the seasons and years go by – it’s something that never ends.

There will, however, be a central foundation of your style that will never go away – it’s what you know will look good on you, and what informs you on what to buy when you are out shopping.

So the big question is – how do you find your style? If you still don’t ‘get’ what clothes should form the basis of your look, read on – we’re going to take you through everything you need to know. Let’s get started with the basics.

The Big Clear Out

Our closets are often full of things we don’t like – whether they are ill-fitting or just make you feel uncomfortable. And the first thing that you have to do in this process is get rid of everything you don’t like, doesn’t fit, or even that you are unsure of. Pack it up in bags, give it away to charity stores or to family/friends, and clean out that closet!

 

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Make a Pinterest Board

Next, what sort of look are you trying to achieve? Take a look around on Google and Instagram at your style icons, and pull pictures of them into a Pinterest Board. Focus on the images and clothes that resonate most with you – whether it’s the looks sported by your favorite celebrity or a fashion icon from years ago. Once you have built up a big board, you should have an idea of the sort of elements that make up your style of choice.

Focus on key pieces

Now you have a half-empty wardrobe and a headful of ideas, it’s time to plug the gaps. Concentrate on the staples, first – make out a list of everything you are missing and fill up the holes. You’ll find that you waste less money and get the foundations of your style much quicker this way. It’s important not to impulse buy, and remain focused, always keeping your lifestyle goals and choices into consideration.

 

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Be unique

Now it’s time to add some flair. If you are comfortable enough to make choices by now, then try adding some flair pieces from a boutique store or an independent: you are much more likely to find something unique from stores like these. But just because you are trying to find your own style, it doesn’t mean you need to go it alone. Talk to your local stores about getting help making your choices, or even try getting a consultation with a personal stylist if your budget allows it. There are plenty of services online that might be able to help, too – so take a look around and see what you can find.

Accessorize

Ultimately, it’s accessories that can form your style more than anything else. Regardless of the look, you want to achieve, accessories such as jewelry, bangles, scarves, and clutch bags can offset and improve any outfit. As long as you feel comfortable, trust your instincts, and are prepared to be authentic, you will find your unique, personal style – good luck!