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How To Reinvent Your Style In Budget?

unduhan (23)The other day I was looking at an outfit in my wardrobe that I had not worn too often and realized that my cupboard was full of pieces that had either gone ancient or the ones that I realized were not meant for me. It was a bad day or probably an awakening moment, which made me feel that I have very few men’s clothing articles that were worth the wear. Then I decided to give my closet a cleaning by discarding all the pieces that were just there to occupy space and I had no use of them.

If you are still reading this, I am sure you’re also someone who’s been there and done that to his closet. Well, now I am here to help you out in reinventing your style without making it too expensive for you.

1. Do you need that? Yes! Oh, I don’t mean that you want it, but this is what you should ask yourself whenever you look at the Vans shoes or even the basic men’s underwear. You remember Rebecca Bloomward from the movie “Confessions of a Shopaholic”? That’s exactly what she was taught in her classes to curb her shopping instincts. Even you should do this when you step out to shop. Ask yourself whether you actually need it or not and then go home, see if you actually need it and come back to buy it.

2. Know which brands are your partners in crime: Every brand does not focus on you and you wouldn’t go for the ones that don’t match your standards. Every man has his favorite brand and there’s nothing wrong about it. In order to save money is to opt for the brands you know will not ditch you. For example, one of my favorite brands when it comes to my underneath fashion is Agacio. I would not opt for any other brand when it comes to briefs or boxer briefs because I know that the fit provided by the label would be unmatched and moreover, it’ll be inexpensive. In the case of t-shirts with trousers and more, men would prefer GAP, ASOS and many more.

3. Mix and match: One of the best thing you can do in order to carry different looks every time is to mix and match your style. It is written nowhere that you can only wear the White Oxford shirt with a coat suit. You can also team it up with the versatile Chino trousers and more. It actually gives you opportunities to try different attires.

4. Make use of sales: Have you ever visited those sample sales organized by various designers at the different times of the year? Well, they are must-visit events where you can shop designer pieces at slashed prices. When it comes online, look for the End of Season Sale or Closeout Sale for the grandest of discounts by the big names. That way you can save a lot of money and stock fashionable clothes. Look for the online stores with more than 50% discounts and go up to 90%.

5. Accessorize your looks: Using different accessories is the are of adding glamour to your looks. Accessories have the capability to make or break any personality. For example, when you dress up, look at yourself in the mirror without wearing any accessory (including shades, watch, bracelets, chain or even the hat) and then include them and then check yourself out. You’d know the difference between both the looks.

 

How to Find the Best Dresses From the Finest Designers

images (12)Begin searching in your location

If you plan on having your designer dresses customized, proximity will be very important. Your fashion designer will have to request for you to meet them ever so often for style and measurement updates. You can ask around the community whether they know someone in the market who customizes dresses in favor of your liking. Word of mouth usually leads you to the best so it’s always helpful to ask around. If you get no luck with the neighbours, you can always count on the directory, which can be available online or in your nearby bookstore.

Know the specialty

Now that you have an idea on where to find a store that customizes designer dresses for women, you may now shift your focus on learning more about the fashion designer. These designers usually have their own specialties. Some specialize in beadwork, alterations, wedding gowns and cocktail dresses among many others. You can maximize having your designer dresses made from scratch if you know the right kind of people who will make it. For instance, if you are in need of something to wear as a bridesmaid, look for a sewing professional that specializes in wedding dresses.

Meet and greet

When you have already chosen a fashion designer, it’s time for the meet and greet. Do not be afraid to throw out all your questions about their portfolio. Find out about their experiences, trainings, and take a glimpse of their sample works and some photos of their own designer dresses. If you have a lot of time on your hands, you can also get some references whom you can ask from about your designer’s work and work ethics. Make sure to also check his or her client reviews online.

Pan out the details

Now it’s time for you to give the details of your custom-made designer dresses. You can do this during the initial meeting or you can also schedule it after you have fully researched and decided on your chosen designer. To do this, you need to have sample pictures and fabrics of the dress that you want to create. You can also ask your sewing professional on references where you can see sample designer dresses for women. Customized dresses may be a little bit more on the expensive side, but you can be assured that alterations will come free. As you choose your custom-made dress, make sure that it really suits your preferences in terms of the color, accessories, and other details that will truly embody your personality.

 

Things To Discard When You Turn Old

images (13)Well, old is just a term given by people who have gray hair and saggy skin. However, many times people forget that gray hair is a just parameter that can also be seen because of the stress level and hectic schedules, but getting old is entirely a different thing. Men who are getting old, this article is just for you and talks about the fashion pieces that are no longer meant for your personality.

This article lays down the men’s fashion clothing articles that old men should not incorporate in their wardrobe and switch to something that defines their age. Why must you ask? According to fashion, men (or even women) should dress according to their age or else, they’ll look out-of-the-box. Looking different is not bad, but dressing in accordance to your age is what you should abide by.

Let us now look at the pieces one by one.

Quotation Tees: One of the most popular among the teenagers as well as adults, t-shirts with funny quotations is a big no for the elderly men. Why would you want to wear something that says ” Kiss me..I am smart”? The idea here is to go basic and simplicity is the key for you now. Wearing tacky quotes is not meant for you to wear. It was back in your twenties when you should have fulfilled your fetish for the quotes that made people look at you at least twice in order to get past what was written on your t-shirt. Avoid quotes, labels or brand names that let you flaunt your status and go for subtle appeals that people around you would admire on you.

Skinny jeans/trousers: Skinny jeans are generally recommended to guys who have appealing thighs and streamlined legs to show off. Some also opt for the same because of the purpose that their men’s underwear cannot fulfill, i.e. their tighty whitey briefs are not able to give them the visible bulge down there. Skinny pants would bring together the sagging skin and make it look like lumps are put together in the fabric. Hence, do not opt for skinny pieces once you know that your skin is no more a big chunk of meat. Available in numerous brands and colors, you can choose the ones that will suit your physique as well as personality.

Funky footwear: Well, if you don’t consider yourself old, you needn’t look at any of these, but there will be a time when you’ll need this. Funky footwear is what you saw in the Step Up: Revolution, but they are not something that you would want people to look down on when you take a walk outside. After all, hip hop is not what’s on your mind with all those neon green panels and extended ankle coverage. You can opt for subtle trainers that are sleek and sophisticated in terms of design. Choose from the varieties of Vans, Converse, Mango and other brands are offering.

Bulky men’s underwear: Comfort is something that you should focus on when you talk about the underneath fashion. In accordance with the old age, sagging skin with the masculinity and drooping butts, it is very important to have something that either lifts or lets you free properly. Something like jockstrap or trunks is what you can opt for. It would streamline your legs as well give the butts and the manhood a boost to look in shape.

With these articles of clothing, you need to keep a check on everything from men’s jockstrap to your jeans and t-shirts. Go on and choose pieces for yourself according to your age, but if you look as well feel young, consider that a bonus point.

 

Wearing A Bodycon Dress

unduhan (20)The beauty of any dress is highlighted only when it is worn properly. Sometimes, even a simple dress can make you look like a princess if you are able to carry it off with elegance and comfort. At other times, even if you wear the best of satin and laced dresses, you may still feel out of place. Hence, it is every important that you wear your dresses the perfect way, so that it fits you perfectly. Bodycon dresses are no exception to this rule. These dresses are single-piece garments that cling on to your body tightly. They are perfect for flaunting for your hourglass figure. Here are some tips for you to wear this dress in the exact way, so that you can achieve that killer-look.

1. Have a black or dark coloured dress handy

Bodycon dresses are the perfect choices when it comes to rocking the stage. How many times have you seen celebrities wearing these dresses for award shows and functions? One of the must-have things in your wardrobe is a black dress that is simple, classy, stylish and sophisticated. A black dress accentuates your curves and beauty like no other. If you don’t like black, wine-red, dark blue, bottle-green, purple and maroon are some wonderful colours to stock in your cupboard.

2. Never reveal too much

One of the important things to remember when wearing a bodycon dress is to show as little skin as possible. Wearing a very short dress or a dress with a plunging neckline is a strict no-no. Choose dresses that hug you tightly at the right places and let your dress do the rest of the talking. If you choose the right colour and pattern, you don’t need to attract people with your skin-show. For a classy appearance, you can consider a figure-hugging dress with long sleeves or closed neck patterns.

3. Minimise accessories

These bodycon dresses have the uncanny knack of stealing your looks from anything else that you wear. So, it is better to wear very minimal accessories when you wear this dress. A simple necklace, a pair of studs and a classy watch should be more than enough to make you look dazzling and elegant. Never make the mistake of wearing flashy jewellery with bodycon dresses because you will neither be able to bring out the beauty of your jewellery nor accentuate the style of your dress when you do this. High-heeled shoes and jackets go well with these dresses, most of the times.

4. Don’t be too self-conscious

If you thought that your waists or hips are too huge for wearing bodycon dresses, you should understand that it is just a myth that has been doing the rounds for quite some time now. The best part of these dresses is that it fits all kinds of body shapes and sizes. The trick lies in choosing styles that conceal your extra flab and reveal your strengths. For example, when you have bulging hips, you can wear light-coloured bodycon dresses with contrasting, dark-coloured strips throughout the sides of your dress. This will make your waist look slimmer than they actually are.

 

4 Popular Styles of Watch Straps

images (15)The watch strap is available in plenty of styles that make it easy to complement the actual timepiece. The type of strap can vary in relation to its durability, how comfortable it feels, its length, width, and the material. Here is a brief overview of the four most popular types of watch straps:

Bracelet

The bracelet strap is usually made of a hard material such as stainless steel and a popular choice on luxury Swiss watches and diving watches. The strap is easily adjustable with each end of the strap clamping together using a secure clasp. Most use chain-mail or mesh parts that are easily removed from the strap to simplify the process of adjusting the size. The metal straps have the potential to offer greater strength and long-term durability compared to the material straps, but they do have the downside of not being suitable for everyone, such as those with metal allergies. Plus, they are heavier than the alternatives in the different materials.

Leather

Leather straps are highly versatile and look great with all types of clothes from suits to casual. Most of the straps in leather are very durable and will naturally change in appearance and soften over time. There are also the imitation leather straps that aren’t like to soften with time, but are likely to fade and change color after regular exposure to sunlight.

The strongest leather straps are in a single piece of material. Many of the genuine leather straps include the type of hide stamped on the underside. Additionally, these straps can feature a sweat-resistant padding to increase the comfort level after wearing for an extended period of time.

Silicone/rubber

The silicone and rubber straps are a popular choice on the casual style of watch and come in a variety of colors to match the personal preference of the male and female wearer. This type of strap is very soft and flexible to make a great alternative to the metal or leather straps that can feel too heavy or rigid. A great plus for this type of strap is the ability to not absorb moisture in hot climates, which is quite common with alternatives in leather.

Bund

The Bund strap is a perfect choice for the outdoors or robust watches that want a little extra strength and durability. They simply consist of a regular sized strap with an extra layer that is broader and goes behind the timepiece. This extra layer is useful for giving the wrist area extra protection in harsh environments.

 

4 Tips To Help Care for Your Hair Extensions

images (14)If planning to invest in hair extensions it is really important to consider the steps that need to be taken to maintain them. The ability to maintain the hair extensions is entirely based on your own ongoing efforts to brush and clean at regular intervals. Here are four useful tips for proper care and maintenance:

Brushing regularly

The most basic technique to maintain the appearance of the hair extensions is to give a regular brush. The best tool is a Looper brush or a soft bristle brush. Both of these brushes will gently help to remove the tangles while at the same time not causing any damage. The process of brushing out the tangles is much the same as real hair and includes starting at the bottom to get that area tangle-free first. Once that is complete it is possible to more to the top of the head and gently brushing through the full length of the extensions. Avoid any rough brushing as this can lead to serious breakage and leaves the hair looking quite frizzy and a bit of a mess.

Wash carefully

Giving the extensions a regular wash is nearly as important as brushing regularly. Without proper washing it will be difficult to maintain the clean and shiny appearance. Before starting the washing process it is important to remove the tangles from the hair. Plus, use a high-quality shampoo and take a slow and cautious approach to brushing the hair. It can help to slowly wet the extensions and work from the top to bottom and shampoo and rinse as you go. This is a simple technique to avoid issues with tangling.

Use conditioner

A leave-in and nourishing conditioner is a great final step to the maintenance routine. Apply the conditioner from the top and work down. Continue to brush the extensions while working on them to avoid issues with tangles. Once this is done, it is possible to leave the hair extensions to dry. Try to limit the nourishing products because an excessive amount can lead to the extensions looking quite limp and dull. Plus, they are likely to tangle and get dirty quicker.

Dry naturally

Even though it takes longer, the option to leave the extensions to dry naturally is preferred over the use of a hair dryer. Excessive heat can be very detrimental to the extensions and leave them in a poor condition. But, if planning to use the hair drying when in a rush, it is important to use a low-heat setting to avoid issues with bonds getting sticky, breaking, or shredding.

 

Celebrities and Trendy Outfit Ideas for Every Day

unduhan (22)Romantic reminiscence

This is for the women out there who still believe in romanticizing every aspect of their lives including their closet! This is a stylish outfit idea for those who enjoy socializing and sunny smiles with the people in their community. On Sundays, check out what I am wearing and think of floral and ruffles in its style with a mix of light hues such as pink, beige, white, and orange on your dress.

Going Metropolitan

This is one of the most sophisticated stylish outfit ideas that embody the fashion preference of empowered women. If you are always on the go but still need to look classy, you can wear this as your outfit for everyday. This celebrity style consists of palazzos for comfort; pair it with a tailored blazer, and a slouchy top to get you back to ground. Swing out a classy Gucci bag to complete the look.

The Free-spirit stylish outfit ideas

If I could choose this, positivity will be what I am wearing. Women who are carefree and always bring along a light ball of energy perfectly depict this style. You should pick this trend if your lifestyle needs comfort and space in its every activity. Whether you are doing Pilates, picking up your kids from school, or having a date in the park with your partner, this wardrobe consisting of dresses with light fabric and friendly stripes would give you the perfect look.

Hippie Bohemian

Do you like patterns and colors to make up your outfit for everyday? Or maybe you are one of those who make music festivals a staple in their every weekend? If your answer to both questions is yes, then this stylish outfit idea is definitely your fashion dream. Travel to places with a new level of bohemian style as you wear your printed tunic, large-framed shades, altogether with an Assisi dress and black wedge strappy sandals.

Fierce and Punk

Women who have a very high sense of individuality usually don these kinds of stylish outfit ideas. It can be defined as edgy and always out of the box. You don’t need to be a fan of rock metal music to appreciate this kind of fashion but if you want to try something exciting then get ready to be styled-up! Fierce and punk is mostly about black and leather put together with a little color of red with a mix of prints.

 

The Future Of Fashion

unduhan (19)With the drastic change in technology and fashion evolution, experts have been touting industrial hemp as a tough contender in the fashion trend. With innovation left and right, hemp can be used as a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to various materials used in common manufacturing processes. Such applications include food and nutrition, housing, biofuel, and clothing. Plus, almost all parts of the plant can be utilized. For example, the stalks are used for fiber while the seeds are used for oil and supplements.

Apart from the versatility and sheer number of hemp products that can be produced from the plant, cultivating hemp is eco-friendly. Unlike other crops which require the use of pesticides, the hemp plant does not. Plus, it needs very little water and has the ability to renew the soil. The plant can also help protect the soil against erosion. Finally, the plant can be grown and cultivated in most regions that have a temperate climate.

Hemp clothing is not an entirely recent innovation. In fact, the use of hemp for textiles goes as far back as 8,000 BC in Ancient China. The fiber from the plant has been used to manufacture different products including a hemp T-shirt, jeans, hats, bags, skin care products, paper and canvas.

Up until the 1920s, hemp was used extensively in the textile industry. Soon after, the use of hemp for various applications dwindled, due in large part to the politics and misinformation swirling around the cultivation and use of hemp. Is hemp similar to the marijuana that is used as a recreational drug? The simplest answer is no. Industrial hemp has a lower concentration of the psychoactive chemical known as THC, making it far from ideal for drug use.

Compared to other popular crops used for textiles, hemp can be harvested in just a matter of 120 days. Today, it is grown in various parts of the world, including China, Russia, Canada and European countries.

Benefits Of Hemp Clothing

Although hemp is lightweight, its fibers are known for their strength and durability. On top of that, hemp fibers are highly absorbent. Hemp is also suited for outdoor wear because it is both resistant to the sun’s harmful UV rays and to molds. Hemp can be also be blended with other textiles, thus expanding the number of ways it can be used.

Traditionally, hemp fabric is processed and manufactured by using chemicals. However, new technologies have been introduced which utilize enzymes instead of chemicals.

 

4 Things You Should Do To Pull Off A Great Look With Your Saree

unduhan (21)A saree is not only a beautiful traditional outfit, it also allows you to flaunt your curves thus giving you a sexy look. For you to pull off an elegant look you need to do a number of things. These things include:

Wear the right shoes

Regardless of how beautiful your saree is there is no way that you will create a great impression if you wear the wrong shoes. You should never wear platform heels or wedges with your outfit. Also, avoid flats and slippers to avoid spoiling the look. There are a few women who opt for flats as they feel that they are too tall. This isn’t good. The best shoes to wear with your saree regardless of your height are high heels and stilettos.

Wear the right blouse

It’s not only the shoes that can give you the wrong look-wearing the wrong blouse can also spoil the look. For a great look wear a blouse that compliments your body type. If you have some fat, avoid a blouse that is too tight. Also, avoid a blouse that shows the wrong areas of your body. For example, if you don’t like your abdomen, don’t wear an outfit that will show it.

Watch how you wear your jewelry

Jewelry enhances your look but you shouldn’t go overboard with it. Since most sarees come in many designs, you should avoid wearing plenty of pieces of jewelry. For a great look, go with delicate pieces of jewelry such as a thin bracelet, subtle earrings, and long sleek chains. In addition to these units giving you a great look, they also prevent you from looking too old.

Wear the right saree for the right occasion

If you are a beginner, it’s good to know that different sarees are designed for different occasions. There are those that are designed for formal and informal settings. To avoid attracting a lot of attention during the event, wear the right outfit. For example, avoid a light-weight and colored saree to a formal function such as a wedding. Also, avoid wearing an outfit made from a shimmery fine fabric to an office party.

If you aren’t sure of the right outfit that you should wear to the occasion you should get the advice of a professional.

Conclusion

These are the things that you should do for you to pull off a great look when wearing your saree. As rule of thumb ensure that you buy the outfit from a reputable store.

 

Sexy Smartwatch Buying Guide

images (11)What is a Smartwatch?

A Smartwatch is internet-connected and has a screen interface. Even the most basic smartwatch will do more than just telling you the time; most of them will allow you to check emails, keep tabs on social media and even play video games. They are available in a variety of genres, ranging from sport-centric models to models that can give smartphones a run for their money. Diverse functionalities dictate a similarly diverse range for every model.

Why buy one?

The main reason why a lot of professionals are switching over to a smartwatch is because it keeps you frequently updated without you having to pull out your smartphone all the time. A smartwatch teams up with your smartphone to deliver alerts, notifications, apps and much more. And to deliver all the above said services, almost all smartwatches need to connect via Bluetooth and should be within wireless range of an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.

Most smartwatches are well-suited for an Android or iOS device, or, in some cases, both. Others might only be compatible with a few chosen varieties of operating systems. Since smartwatches are developed to accompany your smartphone, you should make sure that it’s compatible with your current operating system.

Trendy Features of a Smartwatch

The Smartwatch features vary for each model. Here are a few features that you will want to consider before deciding on a model:

Activity trackers

If you are looking for a smartwatch that has health and fitness resources, check for a built-in pedometer (measures steps), accelerometer (measures intensity), heart rate monitor or other tracking technology.

Watch straps

Smartwatches are available in a variety of styles and designs which let you get a personalized look. If you favour a classic style that is similar to a traditional watch, you can choose a device that has leather or stainless-steel straps. Other watches have flexible silicone straps, which is ideal for outdoor or fitness-related activities.

Voice control

It allows you to give voice commands, record memos, send and receive text messages, search the Web and much more, without using your hands.

Glass Strength

Watches made with fortified glass, such as Corning Gorilla Glass, can handle the wear and tear of daily use, so you don’t have to fret about scratches or other damage.

Music

You can store music on your device’s internal memory for immediate access to your media library.