Feeling Fashion Confident In Your New Job

Congratulations on securing that new job role; you’ll be on the road to more confidence in your abilities, the chance to network and meet new people, and a great reason to skip out of bed each day. There are always going to be some first day, or week, or even month, nerves; it’s only natural. However, the confidence you have in your appearance, style, and work attire choices; shouldn’t affect how you feel regarding your nerves. Taking some time to organize what you’re going to wear in your new job throughout the working week, will ensure that you can stride into your place of employment knowing that you can portray outer confidence; even if you’re panicking a little on the inside!

In a new job role and place of employment; you still want to be yourself and express your personality through your clothing. However, you’ll need to ensure that the clothes you wear are suitable for the environment, and if there are any rules and regulations surrounding clothes in the workplace; you follow them to the letter. Therefore, it might be time to start looking through your wardrobe and pulling out some key items that you know will work, heading out to pick up some new things and re-working garments that you may have forgotten about. Putting the effort into your style before your first day will give you one less thing to worry about and you’ll have your ideal, capsule workwear wardrobe. The following are some ideas for fashionistas who are lacking a little self-confidence when it comes to their new job, what to wear, and how to wear it.

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A Fitted Jacket Will Work Wonders

A tailored and well-fitted jacket or blazer, in a plain hue, will work wonders in smartening-up any outfit. You can team a great jacket with dresses, skirts, or pants, and it’ll give your outfit a chic silhouette instantaneously. Therefore, it’s worth thinking about investing in a suitable option so that you know you’ll have something to throw on top of whatever you choose to wear. You could also utilize alteration services from companies like Stitch It who can ensure that your blazer fits like a glove, and it will give your garment a high-end and luxury feel. Tailoring and altering your clothing will ensure that you’re comfortable, confident, and look your best every day at work.

Keep It Neutral

Ensuring that the majority of items in your work wardrobe are neutral colors will allow you to introduce pops of bright color and prints to suit the season. Crisp white shirts, deeper toned jackets, pants, and skirts, and dark footwear will ensure that you can rock that bright red blouse or floral scarf whenever you feel like it. Keeping your silhouette clean and simple and focus on the fit of the garments and how they make you feel. Ensuring that an outfit makes you feel good on the inside will help you to portray happiness and confidence on the outside so that your first week at work will run smoothly.

Winter Accessories That Warm Your Outfit

With winter firmly approaching and the days cooling off, your wardrobe is bound to shift. The floaty dresses and open toe wedges are being traded in for skinny jeans and knee-high boots, with cocktails in the sun traded for hot chocolate in the snow. Winter is indeed very much on the way and as your clothing swaps over to something more suitable for the season, so must your accessories. Coco Chanel once said that “fashion changes but style endures” and you should take that advice with you to the stores when you go shopping for your accessories. Fashion will change season to season and year to year, but if you’re stylish and choosy with your accessory choices, you won’t ever be out of fashion!

Choosing your accessories in the digital age is easy, especially with smart clothes on the rise. We’re not talking tailored suits and designer handbags, we’re talking a GPS trackable smart wallet that matches your outfit and keeps you safe. We’re talking this Samsung belt that can tell you whether you’ve gained any holiday weight. Winter accessories that warm up your outfit don’t just stay with the traditional anymore, not when there are smart clothes on offer to keep you looking fantastic. So, what warming accessories can you wear in the colder months to keep you toasty?


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Smart Jeans. Okay, so regular jeans are technically not an accessory as such, but smart jeans ARE a walking accessory and when you’re putting away the dresses and maxi skirts and swapping them for jeans, wearable tech is an amazing option. These Joe’s Jeans are able to charge your iPhone 6 as you walk, making them comfortable and functional as an option this winter. Pair them with some…


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Ugg Boots. Never out of fashion, comfy boots are a total must in the colder months. These authentic Uggs are waterproof and will keep you warm wherever you are, and with a pair of jeans you will be on trend!


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Oversized Scarf. The beauty with scarves is that they can be worn more than one way. They can transform an entire outfit and make it so that you look trendy and smart all at the same time. Oversized scarves aren’t just an accessory, they’re an essential for the season!


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Techy Gloves. Similarly to smart jeans, gloves that are combined with digital tech are a must. Trying to text on a smartphone when you’re out in the cold is impossible, but these amazing gloves have a fabric on the fingers that work on your phone screen so you won’t freeze while updating people on where you are!


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Hats. Winter is a time for warming and hats, while beautiful all year round, are perfect in the winter. Beanies are just the perfect mix of cute and sexy while still remaining stylish, and beanies that hang off the back of your head are a stunning way to accentuate your hairstyle while keeping toasty.

Winter accessories are not boring ones, they’re a necessity to stay stylish and bright even when the world is grey and gloomy!

 

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!

She Wears It Well

We wake up every day and make decisions about our day, starting with the outfit we plan to wear. Even those who aren’t particularly fashion conscious will be able to make simple decisions about the clothes that they wear for the day ahead and dress appropriately for the occasion. This includes a good outfit for work.


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One thing you need to remember, more than the clothes you pick from the back of the wardrobe, is how you plan to wear it. Fashion isn’t just about the items you choose. It’s the combination of clothes with accessories. It’s the way the clothes fit your body. It’s how you feel when you walk out the door. Your confidence is going to be the biggest item you wear on a daily basis and ensuring that your self-esteem is as intact as the items in the wardrobe is essential to put your best fashion foot forward. Whether you shop on the high street or online with FashionForest, you need to ensure that you are choosing outfits that truly reflect your personality. Being confident with what you wear is the easiest way to fake it ‘til you make it, so even if you don’t feel great about the outfit you’re wearing, everyone will believe you do. So, how do you make sure that you ooze perfection, whatever the occasion you choose?

The Fit. The way your clothes fit, believe it or not, matters. Your skinny jeans won’t look as good on you if they’re baggy. The point of skinny jeans is that they are form-fitting and suit your body shape. Reading guides like this on how to dress for your shape is essential to make sure you are choosing clothes that will suit you. By understanding how to choose flattering clothes, you can feel great when you walk out the door every day.


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The Colour. For some, being on trend isn’t important, but choosing colours that don’t gel with the season can sometimes be a fashion faux pas. Bright colours are very in this summer, but that doesn’t mean you should dress head to toe in canary yellow. Making bold decisions about your outfit can be pulled off – but if you doubt it, wear those bold colours in the form of accessories. Think chunky jewellery and even shoes. Black work suit? Add some hot pink heels to give the overall look a fizz!

The Feel. Clothes should make you feel good about yourself. Part of fashion is indulging in your own creativity and if you don’t feel good about the items you have in the wardrobe, it’s the perfect excuse for a shopping trip! Overhaul if you must, but buy into items you love to wear. Wear things that will fit you properly and make you feel good about yourself. It’s the only way you can pull off those fluted sleeves and cold shoulder, drop-waisted dresses you have seen in the shop windows. Fashion is a creative adventure and a chance to show off who you are. Indulge!

 

Dressed To Impress In A Professional Arena

Throughout your career, there will be times where dressing to impress will be vital. This could range from interviews to company events and includes a whole host of other situations. Whatever the scenario may be, getting it right is essential.

 

Looking your best in a professional realm requires a slightly different approach to personal matters. However, some elements are very similar. Focus on these elements below, and you’ll be sure to look and feel perfect time and time again.

 

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Figure   

 

We all get judged on our figures both in and outside of work. There’s no need to be a size 0 model, but you should at least feel confident in your skin. Taking the necessary steps to gain a slimmer appearance without the need for a diet will work wonders for your self-esteem. In turn, that will improve the way you are received by others too.

 

As far as the long-term game is concerned, changing your lifestyle can bring progress. This can include cycling to work, drinking more water, or quitting bad habits. As long as those changes are being made for the right reasons, the results can be brilliant.

 

Hairstyle   

 

Regardless of the exact outfit you opt for, your fashion choices are there to enhance your natural looks. Therefore, it’s imperative that you get your facial features right. Perhaps most importantly, though, you should find a hairstyle that suits your face and the occasion. After all, this one element can shape your face and take the whole look to another level.

 

Special events might require a professional touch. However, this guide to quick fixes should be more than ample to cover all your daily requirements. If your hair is colored, you might want to complete that process a few days earlier as this will prevent a last-minute disaster.

 

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Subtle Standouts

 

In the professional arena, there’s a fine line between sexy and inappropriate. In many cases, it’s better to opt for a slightly reserved outfit and let your accessories grab the attention. Italian bracelets are an iconic winner that can be used for daily and special events. Meanwhile, subtle earrings and other jewelry can work wonders too.

 

It’s equally important to think about this approach when doing your makeup also. A little TLC goes a long way while too much can set the wrong tone during key interactions. Without being boring, it’s often best to play safe by opting for ideas that enhance your natural glow.

 

Footwear

Having said that, there’s one item that should stand out: the shoes. This is one of the most obvious standouts in any situation, and the business world is no different. The right choice will be influenced by a whole host of factors, but these ideas should get your creative juices flowing. Build a wardrobe that’s versatile enough to cover all bases, and you’ll be just fine.

 

Perhaps more importantly, you need to choose the right sizes and shapes of footwear. Ill-fitting shoes can harm your posture as well as your appearance and will do you no favors whatsoever. Conversely, getting it right will give you a solid platform to build upon.

 

4 Ways to Help A Beauty-Novice Friend With Their Style


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Exercising your friendship muscle is always beneficial, and is necessary from time to time. Sometimes in order to show our friends how much we care, we need to let them know we’re there for them no matter what. If your friend has been through a rough time lately or is simply showing signs of low self-esteem about their style, helping them with the way they dress or groom can yield huge results for their life optimism.

 

This isn’t to say you should force a new wardrobe or lifestyle on someone, but subtly asking if you’d like to go shopping or go for a spontaneous makeover might be just what they need. Of course, just helping someone with a new style might not solve problems they’re facing, but it will let you know that you care about the way they feel day-to-day, and that’s important.

 

Follow this handy guide to help your beauty-unconscious friend feel like a million dollars.

 

  1. Go For A Spa Day

 

Beauty needn’t be a chore! Sometimes a spa day completed with manicures and pedicures is an amazing way to catch up and fully relax them for the rest of the points on this list. You can often find good deals for two friends attending the same spa, so be sure to make use of it and see what good your relaxing day out can accomplish!

 

  1. Help Them With Their Smile

 

Give your friend a genuine reason to smile by taking them to a specialist dentist and getting their teeth whitened. Make it a point that this is for the purpose of helping them smile about life, and they’ll more often than not get the point and go along with it, as well as thanking you for your efforts.

 

You can find frequently asked questions about teeth whitening here. It’s been proven that a better smile leads to happier moods, so with this, you’re showing your friend you’re always there to make them feel better. Plus you’ll both look fantastic at the end of it.

 

  1. Go To The Gym Together

 

Going to the gym together is an amazing way to feel better and fit your clothes in a shapely way. You’ll be less likely to neglect a session because neither of you will want to let the other down, but you’ll also find it easier to get through a gruelling session on the treadmill if your friend is there. This is a great way to naturally improve their confidence and show that you’re there through thick and thin!

 

  1. Take Them To A Salon

 

Sometimes a makeover is required, sometimes a new haircut is all it takes. Going to a salon helps you get among experts, as the staff will be well versed in all things beauty. Even if you’re the most style-focussed person, the opinion of someone who works in that field can be invaluable. It’s also a great time to have a good chat with your friend and feel incredible after you leave.

 

For the most part being a good friend is about being present, but showing you care in more tangible ways never goes to waste. They will thank you for being a super friend often, and maybe return the favor one day!

 

Better Than A Diet – The Slim Look With Less Hassle

So many women feel they are struggling with their weight. The trouble is, you might be well within your normal range for your height. So why do you feel you need to shed a few more pounds? The slim look is gorgeous, but it seems to be really hard to achieve. However, there are lots of secrets adopted by the It girls and celebrities to help create the illusion of that perfect silhouette. It doesn’t involve diets, and it’s much easier to stick to!

 

Dressing for your shape is one of the best ways you can create that beautiful slim look you’re working so hard for. We tend to forget that most of those bargain items of clothing look great in the store but aren’t necessarily flattering for our figure. Yes, supportive underwear can work wonders. No, you shouldn’t wear it all the time. Those special cocktail dresses you wear once a month are usually the only outfits you would wear them with.

 

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Instead, have a look in the mirror. There are plenty of websites out there to help you determine the shape you are most like. Generally speaking, the illusion of the perfect feminine form starts with the chest. If you’ve got plenty none of your tops will do you justice. If you are athletic in build, then you’ll find lots of tops are going to hang there and emphasize a smaller shape. What you need to do is find the right style of top. Start with the necklines that flatter your beautiful bosom the most. Don’t forget to try it with more than one bra!

 

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Some of us can get stuck in a rut when it comes to style. This can leave you looking a little older than you really are. Instead, check out new fashion outlets. If you’re not sure, stick with the promos, like the current Forever 21 deals so you can get a feel for something fresh. Sometimes a complete change of direction in your fashion choices can boost your confidence too.

 

If you genuinely need to lose a little weight, then don’t buy clothes that fit the size you should be. Flatter the shape you are today. You can always try a few of our little tricks to shred a pound or two. Love the body you have today. It can always be improved tomorrow if that’s the direction you want to go. Squeezing holiday weight into old clothes definitely won’t do you any favors so check out a couple of different items.

 

Your posture is the easiest thing to adjust and the easiest thing to alter your silhouette. Carrying extra weight can sometimes bring out the timid, shy you. This causes necks to shrink down as the shoulders hunch up. If you feel bloaty, you might leave your stomach to roll out. If you don’t hold your body correctly every day, your core will weaken, and your metabolism might slow down. So extend the neck and hold your head high. Adjust the derriere and hold that tummy firmly in place. Walk with confidence and love your body.

 

Dodge These Fashion Faux Pas

There are lots of little mistakes you can make that will bring your fashion score down a peg or two. For instance, one of the worst mistakes you can make is choosing clothes that don’t fit correctly. When you’re young your parents probably always bought you clothes a few sizes bigger because you’d grow into them. You need to shake that habit when you get older because now baggy clothes just make you look poorly dressed. Here are a few other fashion faux pas that you want to avoid.

 

Ouch, That’s Gotta Hurt

 

If you’re wearing clothing that looks like it might be cutting off circulation, it’s too tight to be deemed fashionable. You might want to show off your great body, but there’s a difference between drawing attention and flaunting your curves.

 

Knock Off No No

 

If you’ve ever traveled to somewhere like China, you might have thought about picking up some knock off designer clothing. It looks so good and can almost be mistaken for the real deal. Almost, not quite, and those with an eye for fashion can certainly tell the difference. It will lead to an embarrassing situation if you’re caught wearing it.

 

Mixing Styles

 

Mixing styles is always a bad idea. It doesn’t make you look like a trendsetter. It makes you look as though you know nothing about fashion or that you spent very little time choosing your outfit. Take handbags as an example here. If you’re dressed for a formal occasion, you shouldn’t be ruining the look by carrying a tote. You can find out all about the different styles of bag in the following infographic.

 

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Finding Clothes You Feel Comfortable In

Fashion isn’t always easy to get right first time around. The whole industry can be a bit of a minefield at times. There are so many different designers and high street stores all throwing their own trends at you, and the media implies that whatever the celebrities are wearing is essentially the holy grail. Once you’ve got your head around all this season’s (and next season’s, and the season after that) trends, you then have the small matter of working out what out of it actually suits you. There is a common misconception that all the trends we see on the runway and in the magazines are wearable by everyone, but unfortunately, this is rarely the case. More often than not, this kind of clothing is designed with a very specific figure in mind – leaving many of us struggling to find clothes we feel comfortable in. If you are struggling to update your closet with things that make you feel good, take a look at these following tips.

 

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Throw trends out the window

As mentioned above, the fashion industry watches a lot of trends come and go. There are a few problems that can arise from trying to get on board with every single one. Firstly, you will find that you end up spending a LOT of money on clothes, as once the season is over, the trend usually dies with it – meaning you end up buying into the next one, thus ending up with a lot of stuff you simply don’t wear. Secondly, not all trends suit everyone. You might love a specific new style, but it just isn’t working for your body shape – can you re-work it into a look that does, or can you find something else you love even more? The key to good style is wearing clothes that flatter YOU, not trying to make yourself flatter the clothes.

Wear clothes that are fit for purpose

Is there anything more awkward than feeling uncomfortable in what you are wearing? Maybe you feel over or underdressed for a specific occasion, or maybe you’ve pushed yourself way too far out of your comfort zone. There’s nothing at all wrong with breaking the conventional rules of fashion, but make sure you are doing it on your terms. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing heels for that night out, just don a sparkly pair of flats instead. Stop trying to make a fashion statement at the gym with high-street clothing and instead invest in some work out clothes for women. Once you are dressed for the occasion, you will spend much less time worrying about what’s on your back. 


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Get measured

It’s surprising how many women don’t know their official clothing size. Of course, sizes do differ from store to store – but if you want to make sure you are looking and feeling good in your outfits, it is a good idea to get measured. For example, you may dread the thought of going up a dress size in your jeans – but you could actually make yourself look slimmer and more elegant by buying a bigger pair, instead of squeezing into ones that are too tight for you. A good fitting bra is also a must have for any woman! You will be amazed at the different changing up your sizing can make.

5 Fashion Staples You Can’t Do Without

It doesn’t really make all that much difference how much you consider yourself to be fashion-minded or not – there are certain items that no modern woman can go without. Knowing what these are, and how you might expect to make good use of them, can help you out massively when it comes to getting ready for a whole host of occasions in your daily life. Really, that is what we are trying to achieve here; it’s not about falling in line with certain trends or fashions, but using those ever-lasting staples which you can make great use of again and again. This is going to benefit you in a huge number of ways, and you will look great doing it, so it is clear that this is a good idea to at least bear in mind, Let’s take a look at some of the absolute staples of fashion which simply must grace your wardrobe at least at some point.

 

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Black Heels

 

There is no question that shoes are an important part of the whole ensemble for any occasion, and choosing the right shoe can often make a world of difference. One of the great things about this essential item – the black heels – is that they go with such a wide range of different outfits for all sorts of occasions which you are likely to come across. Another really big plus is that you only really need one pair, and that is likely to set you right for the foreseeable future. With a good pair of black heels, you will probably find that you feel complete much more of the time – and they also seem to have that effect of turning heads, too – something which nobody minds from time to time. Make sure you get yourself a decent pair as soon as possible, if you don’t already have one.

 

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Denim Jacket

 

This next one is the kind of item that seems to be perpetually in fashion. Perhaps part of the reason for that is that it can be used in such a vast number of different ways on all sorts of occasions. No matter what the outfit is shaping out to look like, it can often be saved or dramatically improved by the use of a well-placed denim jacket. Clearly, having some denim jackets in your wardrobe is going to be a life saver on many occasions, and it is also bound to be the kind of thing you can throw on when you don’t know what else to go for. People of all ages and styles successfully make use of this item, so it has to be considered an essential for your wardrobe.

 

Trench Coat

 

Although you might have an image in your head of what trench coat means, that is probably not what we are talking about here. If you are thinking long black thick and heavy, then that’s not quite the style we’re going for. Instead, we mean a light and waterproof trench coat, the kind which anyone can make use of as an essential part of their daily wardrobe. The great thing about this item is that it offers an easy way to be classically stylish, and at the same time you can use it to cover any outfit you like – no matter what, it is always going to do the expected job. If you don’t already have one, you might be surprised what a difference it can make if you do get hold of one.

 

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Cardigan

 

Warmth is always an important concern, and there are many ways to make sure that you have it with your items in your wardrobe. Arguably one of the best solutions around is the cardigan, however, partly due to the way in which it is pleasantly versatile, and partly because they tend to be so affordable that you could easily stock your cupboard with many of them and make a whole host of your outfits considerably more comfortable and in a sense much more complete. Using a cardigan in the right way really can make all the difference.

 

Jeans
If ever there were a timeless classic, the jeans are it. There is a good reason that these should be considered an absolute staple of any wardrobe: it makes no difference what your style is, or how old you are, or anything really, because the right pair of jeans is always going to look good, and they can even be used to complete a range of outfits, all the way from smart to casual.