Lingering Looks – 5 Tips For Avoiding Outdated Style Choices

 

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Keeping current when it comes to fashions latest trends and must have items isn’t always easy. What is considered ‘fashionable’ is constantly changing, making it hard to stay with the times. Designers, popular brands and fashion icons are always reinventing what it means to be stylish and all we can do is try to duplicate their vision.

Whilst some may be fortunate enough to have hours reading up on the next big thing in the fashion world, or enlist the help of a personal shopper to make fashion choices simple, many of us require a more cost and time effective way of staying chic and stylish. Below are 5 apps that help you avoid outdated style choices by either allowing you to duplicate your favourite fashion icons style, purchasing items from an array of stores with one click or by having a plethora of inspiration images at your fingertips.

  1. Pose

Pose is almost like Instagram’s fashionable sister.

It allows its users to quickly and easily share their most fashionable ensembles with others and receive likes or comments on their favourite outfits. Much like Instagram, Pose lets you like or comment on other users posts and gain much-needed style inspiration. The great thing about this application is that it is so easy to use and allows even novice fashionistas to share their most loved outfit choices and connect with others about their individual style.

  1. Keep Shopping

This easy to use application allows you to have all of your wish list items from across the net in one place. Keep shopping lets you browse items from various stores, add them to one basket and buy multiple items all at once. Either search for specific items or get inspiration on your next purchase from items that are trending on the app.

  1. The Hunt

Have you ever noticed someone’s clothing and want to know where you can go and buy it?

If so, ‘The Hunt’ may be the perfect app to add to your collection. This app allows users to post a photo of an item they want, either from a photo in a magazine or perhaps on someone you walk past on the high-street. Other users will then hunt the item down and tell you where to find it.

This app is also great for those who always require a second opinion on what to wear. Simply post a photo of what you may have in mind for your next big event or job interview and ask the masses what they think of it. You can also help other users who are having the same dilemma. What’s more, if you help another user find the perfect outfit for their chosen occasion you could gain expertise points.

  1. Mallzee

This fashion app has been described by some of its users as Tinder for clothing.

Mallzee enables users to search general types of clothing or brands they like and will then show you dozens of images. Simply swipe left if you don’t like what you see and swipe right if you do. Each image shown has information about the item such as the store it came from and the price.

You can tap on an item that you may be interested in to gain more information, see additional images and even buy it directly through the app if you so wish. Everything you swipe right gets saved into a folder allowing you to look through your options before committing to buy. Shopping has never been so simple!

  1. Stylect

This nifty application is for the shoe lovers out there.

Stylect has a catalogue of over 300,00 styles and suggests items to you based on your favourite brands. The application also has a swipe feature similar to tinder which helps you to create a wishlist of every shoe could ever want or need. Much like Mallzee users are able to get information on styles they like as well as buy shoes directly through the app.

Hopefully, the above apps should make keeping your fashion choices current easier than ever.

Planning to Look Your Best at Your Wedding

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If a wedding day is in your near future, will you be ready for it?

Although that sounds like a simple question to answer, women who’ve walked down the aisle over the years know how much goes into planning for that big day.

That being the case, it is important to not stress yourself out over the planning, not to mention the big day itself when it finally arrives.

So, how will you go about making sure you plan to look your best at your wedding?

Avoid Stress by Getting a Jump on Things

In order to have the best possible wedding experience when that time arrives, keep a few pointers in mind:

  1. How you got here in the first place

Without that special man in your life, you would not be walking down the aisle in the first place.

That said let your significant other remind you (if you need some reminding with all that is going on that you are first and foremost a team). As such, don’t take on too much of the planning on your own.

Remember, it was your guy who got the ball rolling when he proposed to you in the first place.

Whether that meant offering you a moissanite ring or another such choice, you’ve found the love of your life.

That said lean on him to help with some of the heavy lifting involved in wedding preparations. By doing so, you can focus on some of the more beauty aspects of your prized day (see more below), notably the dress, hair, makeup, nail polish and more.

Lastly, don’t feel like you have to get everything done in one day.

Take a few days off from wedding planning, giving yourself some room to breathe and focus on other important matters going on in your life.

  1. Spending time with the girls

For just about every bride-to-be, time spent preparing the wedding with her mom, sisters and aunts, girlfriends etc. is nothing short of priceless.

To take advantage of such times together, have the occasional girls’ day out. Doing so allows you to get opinions on the various wedding dress, wedding hairstyles, wedding makeup etc. that will all encompass your special day.

You would also be wise to attend bridal bazaars and other such events, giving you plenty of ideas with which to think over leading up to when you must decide on particular aspects of your wedding.

Although the time until your wedding day may seem far down the road, you will be quite surprised (and maybe a little frazzled) to see how quickly the time will go by.

  1. Being relaxed when the big day arrives

Once you’ve made it through the various bridal bazaars, dates with female family and friends, trying on or out countless wedding day items, the time will arrive for the big day.

That said be as relaxed as humanly possible before you walked down that aisle.

Sure, anyone would be a tad nervous on such a memorable day, but also keep in mind how you got here, along with where you are headed.

For most women, the thought of walking down the aisle in a beautiful dress is something dreams are made of. Now that the time has arrived, you will actually live that dream.

If everything doesn’t quite go according to plan, don’t sweat it.

Like most things in life, there will be a glitch here or a glitch there on your wedding day.

Most importantly, step back for a moment and take it all in.

Besides, you’ve now got a honeymoon to get ready for in less than 24 hours.

Becoming a Fashion Stylist – The Step-By-Step Career Guide Toward Styling Success

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All of your favourite celebrities and fashion icons will probably have one thing in common with each other; They will use the services of a personal stylist. Stylists help a variety of people, including the rich and famous, to look their best for parties or social events, plan their day to day outfits and even creative fashion forward looks for photo shoots.

If you think you may have what it takes to do the same we can guarantee that, although this glamorous career choice could enable you to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the fashion world, it also requires a huge amount of work to get there. So, if you’re ready to start your journey to becoming a successful stylist continue reading. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make it in the world of styling.

Educate yourself about garment fabric, construction and fit

Gaining knowledge about the different qualities of fabrics, as well as how clothing is made and how it fits, it’s essential if you’re looking for a job in fashion styling. Luckily, this is something that can be self-taught. If you haven’t had the opportunity to study a fashion related course, there are a number of ways to familiarise yourself with fabric qualities and how clothing fits.

Start by studying the clothing you own; what is it made from? How was is constructed?

Then compare your pieces with similar pieces in stores. Speak to people who know about garments and what makes them ‘good quality’. The more you do this, the more you will understand about why certain garments are made the way they are and why people enjoy wearing them.

Attend industry events

Fashion is as much about who you know as what you know.

That’s why it’s imperative that you put yourself out there and attend fashion shows and other industry events. Not only is this a great way to speak to like-minded people and gain an insight on how to enter your chosen career, it also allows you to see what’s currently fashionable.

Having the opportunity to see clothing walk the runway allows you to see what fabrics are being used, which cuts are being used, and how clothing looks on certain body types.

Stay on top of trends

You need to stay up to date on what trends are currently popular in store and on the runway.

This knowledge is essential within the styling industry.

You’ll need to know what the next big thing is going to be, as well as the types of clothing that are no longer fashionable, in order to help your clients. You may also use this information in order help you clients steer clear of what others are wearing in order to make them stand out from the crowd.

Predicting which trends are going to take off is a key part of being a fashion stylist, so ensure you stay current with anything that may influence the fashion world; such as pop culture, celebrities, world events and previous trends in the market.

Make the most of social media

Social media can be a very powerful tool for keeping up to date with what’s happening in the world, and this is no different when it comes to the fashion industry. Use your social media accounts to follow anyone of interest such as other stylists or companies and brands that interest you.

Not only do companies and creatives use their social media accounts to advertise what they are working on, but they also use social media accounts as a platform to show others what they are currently loving. Gaining this information can be invaluable, it allows you to see what may be going on behind the scenes and see major trends before they emerge.

Following the points mentioned above should help you in your mission to becoming a successful fashion stylist in the near future. It’s important to remember that the fashion industry is notoriously difficult to get into, so be prepared to put the hours in. If you believe that you have what it takes to make it as a fashion stylist then be persistent, put yourself out there and grab every opportunity with both hands. Hopefully, all of your hard work will pay off one day and you will be able to reap the rewards.

 

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Spring Into a New You Online

Unless you live in a nice little warm corner of the U.S., you’re probably done with wintertime after about the second week of January.

Yes, while some people can’t get enough of the cold, skiing, ice skating, snow and more, many others are happy when they are finally rid of it for the year.

In the event you are part of that latter group, the thought of warm and longer days, eventually hitting the beach or mountains for some R&R, even putting forth a new appearance, it all sounds fantastic.

If you are a woman looking to put some spring in your step with the cold and snow in the rearview mirror, where do you start?

Whether it is new clothing, makeup, hairstyle, pedicure, manicure, the list can go on and on in terms of ways to change your appearance.

Just remember to find what makes you happy as the year moves along, allowing you to feel good on the outside and inside.

Options Abound for Your Feel Good Appearance

As you look at the different options available to you for spring and summer months, keep these ideas in mind:

  1. Fashion

What woman doesn’t like adding to her fashion collection each and every year?

If you’re searching for women’s clothing, you usually don’t have to look any further than online.

More and more companies in the clothing business are beefing up their online efforts, allowing women to pick and choose all kinds of outfits and outerwear from the convenience of their homes and offices with the click of a computer.

Puma, Nike, Adidas, Levi’s, The North Face, the list literally goes on and on when you start looking at the various clothing brands available.

While going to a store to try on clothes is still popular, many women are opting to shop online, fashioning the newer way of dressing up their lives.

Lastly, don’t stop there with the tops, pants, dresses and more.

By adding some fashion accessories to your wardrobe, you will stand out in the crowd, letting you shine as bright as the spring and summer sunshine.

  1. Hairstyle

Is it time to say goodbye to that drab hairstyle you’ve been carrying around on your head for months and months?

If so; the Internet can once again get you where you want to go.

Along with many salons having their own websites and social media followings, various blogs also keep women up to speed on the latest styles available to them.

In the event you want to shock both family and friends, how about cutting off much of that hair or coloring it totally different than what it is now? You could also opt for hair extensions and more, so don’t let your creative mind fall short.

The best thing about a new hairstyle is that if you end up not liking it, you can always try something else, perhaps even going back to what you had before.

  1. Nails

What woman doesn’t like to show off her nails, especially to the man in her life?

Now that you don’t have to worry about breaking a nail shoveling snow or scraping the ice off of your car, gets those nails shined up and on display for all to see.

The Internet is filled with great ideas for both salon technicians and the women who stop by for pedicures and manicures.

By browsing the Internet, you can get a general idea of what you’d like to see on your hands or feet before you even set foot in a shop.

With all the Internet has to offer you in terms of fashion and more, put some spring in your step and get shopping today.

7 Tips For A Truly Flattering Plus Size Style

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We hear the word ‘flattering’ all the time, but often struggle to find clothes that we really think look good on us. Here’s a definitive guide brought to you by Lovedrobe to finding and wearing plus size clothes that will make you look and feel amazing.

What is flattering?

What do you consider ‘flattering’? Clothes that enhance your curves, or cover them up? ‘Flattering’ is a subjective word when it comes to fashion because everyone has such a different idea of what looks good. So the first thing to remember is that ‘flattering’ is whatever you think looks good on you, then you can go about finding it.

Wear the right size

The best way to flatter any figure is simply to wear clothes that fit perfectly. Avoid the temptation to squeeze into a smaller size or hide in a larger one and know your measurements. That way if you’re shopping online to can refer to the size chart rather than relying on dress sizes. There are great ranges of plus size clothing out there by with brands like Lovedrobe, so finding the right size is just a matter of browsing.

Choose the right underwear

A great outfit always starts with great underwear as it will give you the right support and create a sleek silhouette that will look great no matter what you wear. Check out these great shapewear tips to help you find the perfect underwear for any outfit.

Figure-hugging vs figure skimming

There are two routes we all tend to go down when we get dressed; figure hugging and figure skimming. Figure-hugging styles cling to every curve, like shift dresses and pencil skirts. Figure-skimming are loose-fitting a skim over your curves, like tunics and kimonos. Don’t be fooled into thinking one is more flattering than the other, they both are, so which route you take depends on your mood and what makes you comfortable.

Illusion dressing

For some the notion of flattering simply means clothes that appear to magically sculpt your curves into the perfect hourglass shape. There are lots of plus size dresses out there that can do just that with the use of cleverly placed panels in contrasting colours or fabrics.

All in the details

We all have bits of our bodies we like more than others, so look out for styles that highlight the bits you like and hide the bits you don’t. Dipped hems and angel sleeves are great examples of on-trend design features that will boost your body confidence.

Throw out the rule book

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t wear horizontal stripes, bold prints or bright colours. They can all be incredibly flattering so if you’re used to wearing head-to-toe black try stepping out of your comfort zone – you might surprise yourself!

Confidence is key

Whatever you wear, confidence is the best accessory. Experiment with different styles to find something you feel really good in, and watch your confidence soar!

Top 5 Fashion Accessories for 2017

 

As the year of 2016 has almost passed, we should take a peek at the up and coming fashion trends for 2017, or to be more specific, at the accessories that will restyle your look. Keeping up with the trends is not always that available (we’re talking about the budget limitations), since you can’t spend all of your money on new outfits that come and go with every season. However, there’s no need to buy completely new clothes when you can buy fashionable accessories and create new and trendy outfits. Therefore, we’ve come up with the list of top five fashion accessories that will be under the spotlight on the 2017 fashion scene.

Necklaces

The star from the 90s, the choker necklace, has made its way back and is planning to stay for at least another year. If you’ve been following the trends, you probably have your own collection of chokers. Although the classic black choice made of satin, plastic or velvet will always have the place in the fashion world, you might consider taking it to another level in 2017 by opting for heavy metal chokers that you’ll be wearing both with your fanciest outfit and your casual white tee and jeans. What makes these next-level chokers so great is the fact that you can combine them with almost any type of neckline, from a strapless gown, to a casual turtleneck.

Earrings

One of the main features of earring trends for the next year is mismatching. This jewellery trend has made its way from the runway to the streets, so you can find a single earring options in almost every jewellery store. The trick with mismatching earrings is that the more different they are, the better effect and more unique look you will achieve. There are endless possibilities, and if you’re not used to experimenting, but you’re willing to try, this a perfect way to start. Another trending feature for wearing earrings is multiple piercings and earring stacking. Unlike mismatching, stacking requires more attention, so you’ll have to combine different earrings with more care.

Belts

Among the top must-have fashion accessories, belts cannot be left out, since they play an important role in completing any type of outfit. Belts are one of those accessories that can transform old outfits into new ones in no time. Obi belts have been one of the focuses of New York Fashion Week. These thick belts can be used in a variety of ways to form a fashion statement, so you can’t enter 2017 without one. A simple, but elegant black dress can be complemented with a bright leather obi belt. Skinny belts are another popular choice and you can wear them both around your waist and hips.

Glasses

The list of top five fashion accessories wouldn’t be complete without mentioning glasses. For an elegant and chic look, you should opt for a pair of cat eye glasses that will accentuate your eyes and makeup. If you want to achieve a more unique and funky look, glasses with brightly colour frames with unusual patterns are just what you need. When it comes to sunglasses, they are another item on the must-have list. If elegance and authenticity is your first choice, you should go with Carrera sunglasses. On the other hand, round dark glasses will go perfectly with jeans and a casual tee.

Bags

A more stylish version of fanny pack for the following year is also referred to as “belt bags”. The new edition entails purses on belts around the hips, which can also be worn over the shoulder. Furthermore, an innovative minimalist line of handbags presents an elegant design in different styles. You can opt for a handbag that can be used as a tote, cross-body, backpack and satchel, and you’ll get both style and functionality.

Simple, but stylish accessories can make a lot of difference when it comes to restyling old outfits. The following year will open up many possibilities, and you are only to follow your imagination in combining new with the old.

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Finding Your Ideal Dress – Top 3 Hacks

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You know how they say that clothes don’t make the man, right? Well, they left out one huge part which is that clothes can affect the way the person feels about themselves, especially when it comes to women. The need to always look our best is in our blood, so we are always searching for those fabulous heels, great pants that make our bum look awesome, and most of all, we are always searching for that one perfect dress in which we feel, and have that million dollar look. Finding a perfect dress is not easy, especially now when there are so many different shapes and sizes – I think that if I would try on one different type of dress every day, it would take me about 5 whole years to try them all out. Of course, why would anyone do such thing, right? Well, if you hadn’t stumbled upon this article today and read these advice, you would have to.

1) Know your body shape

Although the society tries to convince us that all women on earth should be 170 cm tall with small waist, round butt and D cups, we are all still aware that this is impossible. Every woman is unique and beautiful in her own way, and there are not 2, not 3, but 8 different female body shapes:

Straight

This is the most common body type. Your hips and bust are proportional, your bum is rather flat than round, waist isn’t defined very much and you first gain weight in your torso and later in arms and thighs.
When buying dress for this body shape, crucial is to make sure that your upper and lower part stay proportional, and accentuate your waist in the same time.
Pay attention to belted dresses, ones with V or U necks, ones with structured shoulders and the ones which are full and flow around your bust.

Pear

Pear shaped ladies have larger hips than bust, defined waists, long neck and slim arms and shoulders and they gain weight first in their bum and legs and later in upper body.
When buying dresses for this body shape, make sure that you create a balance by adding volume to your upper body and emphasizing your waist.
Pay attention to dresses with fitted waists that fall nicely all the way to your knees, V and U necks, and bright colored ones with bold patterns.

Spoon

Your bust is smaller than your hips which have “shelf” appearance, waist is defined, you gain weight in tummy first and easily get love-handles.
When buying dresses for this body shape, the key is to deemphasize the tummy and draw all of the attention to your torso and legs.
Pay attention to strapless dresses, belted dresses, dresses with embellishments around your bust, and play with the lengths – show those legs sister!

Hourglass

Perfectly balanced hips and bust followed by a defined waist and rounded shoulders which are nicely aligned with your hips.
When buying dresses for this body shape, make sure that you dress your bottom and top part of your body equally and accentuate your waist in the same time. Basically, you can rock any type of dresses, from belted ones, over strapless ones, all the way to the wrap ones. Lucky!

Top hourglass

Basically, it is the same as the previous one, the only difference is that your bust is slightly larger than your hips.
The key is in balancing your bust with your lower body and accentuating your waist with clothes that will fill your lower half.
Opt for dresses with V necks, wrapped ones, A line dresses in darker colors.

Inverted triangle

The upper part of your body is larger, shoulders are broad, back are wide, hips are slim and waist is subtle.
The key here is in trying to create that hourglass effect by choosing clothes that accentuate your hips and bottom and add curves to them. Make sure that dress isn’t too short because it will create a top – heavy look.
Opt for dresses with narrow V necks, A-line dresses, and dark colors.

Oval

Your hips are narrow, your bust is large, waist is undefined and it is your widest part, your neck is short and you gain weight in your stomach and back.
You must De-emphasize your middle area and define your waist.
Look for dresses which are belted, square or wide V necks, wrap dresses or ones with tiered, or flared bottom parts.

Diamond

Your hips are way broader than your shoulders and your bust, your waist is the widest part of your body and it is undefined, your upper legs carry some weight as well and your arms are slender.
The key is to create a waist and in the same time to balance your shoulders with your hips.
Belted dresses, dresses with boat – necks or princess sleeves, and straight bottom parts that fall nicely from widest part of hip are perfect for you.

2) Materials matter

Different seasons and occasions require different fabrics. If you don’t like ready-made dresses and are more into tailored ones, you can find all the fabrics online. Cotton, chiffon or satin dresses are for warmer months and wool, polyester and velvet ones are for colder months.

3) Know your style

By this I mean that you have to buy something you will really wear. If you are not much of a party chick, why would you buy more than 2 party dresses? If you have only edgy, leather and pointy accessories why would you buy a floral dress? Take time and figure out what you usually wear and go with it.

That would be it. I hope my advice helped you.

Khloe Kardashian Party Outfits

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How incredible does Khloe Kardashian look right now?! She has come a long way since her younger days to say the least. She’s also been hitting the gym pretty hard over the last year, so we’re not surprised to see her flaunting it all over Instagram!

So with a new body and a new man on her arm, it’s time for a new wardrobe.

We absolutely love this ripped denim and nude tee combo. It’s so relaxed and effortlessly cool. It’s something you can throw on one morning for a comfy day shopping, or for our not-so warm weather in the UK, just pop on a bomber jacket over the top for all the warmth.

How incredible does she look in this white body con dress as well?! Khloe has paired it was a pair of knee-high nude suede boots and a nude clutch with fur detailing.

Do you want to dress like Khloe Kardashian? Khloe’s wardrobe is a girl’s dream. With floor to ceiling mirrors, fresh peonies and scented candles. Here’s some tip tips on nailing Khloe’s trendy vibe – think trends, leopard print and being confident…

  1. Leopard print

She loves leopard print shoes, dress and bags. She’s not afraid to stand out and be different.

  1. Shoes, shoes, shoes

Khloe owns 235 pairs of shoes, 71 of them being Louboutin (!!!). They’re all extremely high and the majority are, you guessed it, in leopard-print. Khloe is a no-flat girl.

  1. Jumpsuits and Maxi Dresses

They’re both stylish and super comfortable. They’re every-day throw-ons so there’s no hassle planning outfits or feeling restricted when running errands.

  1. Trendy with a twist

Make an everyday trend with your own spin on it. Khloe’s all about being unique and adding a personal spin to an outfit.

  1. Be confident

Be confident in what you wear, don’t wear something you’re not comfortable in. Wear figure-flattering clothes!

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5 Tips on How to Reinvent Your Look

It can happen to anyone – one day you wake up and realise how bored you got with the way you look. Usually, people can’t even determine what’s the thing that they don’t like, but it can be basically anything – same old haircut or hair colour you had for years, a few extra kilos you always wanted to lose, a colour palette of your wardrobe, and so on. However, it’s amazing how changing a few details about yourself can change your whole perspective, and help you get your confidence back. Here are some tips on how to reinvent your look.

Start with your hair

Finding a hairstyle that suits your face, body, and personality is not an easy path, and once you find it -you might stick with it for years. However, a little change can come in handy so reconsider your hair length or colour. It doesn’t even have to be a drastic change – dyeing your hair a few shades lighter, or cutting bangs can do wonders. Even a tiny detail such as changing your hair parting can help reinvent your whole look.

Update your wardrobe

Fashion is one of those areas where you can experiment as much as you like until you finally find your style. If you got bored with your wardrobe, try treating yourself with a nice coat or boots. Also, consider making a U-turn and changing your whole style – it’s never too late for that. If you’re not sure where to start, try imitating a famous person’s style at first. Experiment, try different combinations and be patient – you’ll find your style eventually.

Reconsider your tattoos

That old tattoo you got when you were 17 doesn’t have to stay with you forever – at least not with the latest technology. Book an appointment with a trustworthy tattoo removal specialist and start a new chapter in your life. Also, if you’re not ready for a new permanent change on your skin, you can always opt for a temporary tattoo – think henna or metallic flash tattoos which have been trending for the last few seasons.

Upgrade your smile

Your lips and teeth define your face and a lot can change in your appearance if you decide to whiten your teeth, or perfect your pout. Teeth whitening is a relatively inexpensive procedure after which you’ll surely look younger and healthier. As for your lips, you can opt for plastic surgery or you can go for temporary options, like those popular lip plumping products. Even a bold lipstick colour can make a change, so go ahead and step out of your comfort zone.

Reshape your body

If you’re not satisfied with your body, change it. Sign up for a gym membership or force yourself to go for a jog before work. Start with little things like 15-minute workout routines until you create a habit. Also, consider balancing your diet. It doesn’t have to be a drastic change – start cooking more homemade meals, avoid fast food, eat regularly and soon your body will begin to transform.

Self-esteem comes from feeling good in your own skin and a healthy level of it can be beneficial both for your physical appearance as well as for your mental health. So, don’t be afraid to try a few new things but don’t go overboard. Whatever you do, adjust it to your personality. Go ahead – call your hairstylist or find that gym card you got months ago – and start working on yourself!

 

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Fashion Musthaves – Fall 2016

With the NYFW behind us and a glorious, red-and-rusty fall ahead of us, it’s time we recalibrated our impressions and did a little fashion forecasting for the season.

Judging by what we saw on the NYFW runways, the season we are upon is going to be one amazing fashion rollercoaster filled with so many juxtaposed styles, materials, colors and fabrics that we almost feel dizzy. Naturally, designers made sure there’s something for everyone so, this time around, the fashion variety came in handy – just as it always does.

Let’s explore the world of statement fashion for the upcoming fall and decide on the styles that will take:

All Things Lingerie

The world instantly went crazy over lingerie inspired outerwear, and we can understand why; the naughtiness behind the cuts, the silk and lace dominance and the overall casual yet superbly chic oomph of the trend is, in lack of a better word, captivating. Combined with pieces like jean trousers, a lingerie top will instantly take your outfit from 0 to a 100, and a lingerie inspired dress for a date out will ooze confidence, sweet edge and a break from all-things-expected.

Statement Fur

A holdover from this past fall, fur – both real and faux – made a strong showing on catwalks and it looked amazing. It was showcased in various forms, bold colors and prints and designed in such a way that it will be, without a doubt, the street-style crowd pleaser. We can’t wait to see it paired with some wicked pieces under it.

Shearling Bombers

If you thought aviator-style shearling jackets are out, you thought wrong. This fall they are shown with everything from kick flares to midi dresses and, surprisingly, they do look chic. Don’t be surprised to see them paired with lingerie dresses and silk boots. It’s a crazy fashion climate out there!

Ruffled up Joy

Often presented in laughable proportions on runways, ruffles have rarely made their full swing in the actually-worn fashion. However, a surprising twist of things was this year’s show of ruffles with designers like Jill Stuart and Cushnie et Ochs successfully fusing structured high-fashion ruffles with wearability. We’re excited!

Plaid Overcoats

Plaid is boring; there, we said it. However, with designer labels like Calvin Klein and Victoria Beckham, plaid is twisted for upgrade and approached in a much subtler, cleaner and muted way which gave it a whole new dimension. Plaid is used on everything from outerwear to cocktail dresses, and we’re yet to decide if we’re liking it or not.

Off-the-Shoulder

Luxe-looking dresses with subtly sexy silhouettes and dramatic blouses revealing shoulders at great length are the new craze of 2016. Truth is, we did notice the off-shoulder moment fighting for a comeback back in 2015 but we never thought it would happen this fabulously, this fast.

Dusty Pink & Yellow & Shades of Tan

While you may think these colors are more suited to spring than fall, think twice. Combined well, the colors look best when coming in form of separates with an autumnal feel, such as turtlenecks and coats.

As for tan, it’s obviously not going anywhere, still; tons of skirts, pants and knits ooze a sexy, chic vibe and we’re counting on all-tan-combos possible – from muted khaki to soft camel.

Gold Metallic Army

Gold metallic is happening and designers are making it wearable and luxurious-looking through smartly tailored jackets, pants and coats. We’ll see.

Pantsuit Chic

Pantsuit is the new power suit and while you might think it’s looking dull and old, it’s not. This one is a perfect staple of ladies fashion and we’re pleasantly surprised it’s looking as chic as it is. Often colorful, slim, stylish and sporting a diversity of necklines, the new power suit is just as suitable for the office as it is for a night out.

Choke Me to Style

Yes, the ‘90s are back but they’re looking so chic! Chokers are the new it accessory of the season and you can wear them in any color or thickness you like. Even the simplest of T-s will look spectacular with a choker added. It’s fabulous.