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Fashion Style is Important

Fashion style is important. You clothes make your fashion statement, and how you’re perceived. Stand straight and carry yourself with grace. You will radiate self confidence.

Here are some fashion tips and advice to look and feel good. Don’t forget your jewelry accessories are like the icing on the cake. They are the finishing touch. Dress to Impress and Make Your Fashion Statement!

Fashion Tips

Make sure your wardrobe has plenty of neutrals on hand – they are perfect for mixing and matching. They can be dressed up or down with the right jewelry additions.

Not a one of us woman has the perfect figure. We all have flaws. Accept your flaws and work with them

Know your body and what looks good. You are logically attracted to clothes, styles and colors that flatter your figure. Experiment a bit, and try something a bit off your normal habits

Tailored outfits are flattering to most all figures

Buy styles that flatter your figure and don’t forget that finishing touch with your jewelry

To make a short neck look longer wear a sccop neck or open collar shirt, complete the look with a long necklace

Large breasted women and women with wide hips can optain balance by using shoulder pads

Make sure your panty hose fits properly

Don’t bare all – leave something for the imagination. Entice with your a glittery necklace or choker, and don’t forget the earrings

Leather stretches so if your buying a leather skirt or pants make sure they are snug when you purchase them. There are also some fabulous faux leather products on the market that can give you great wear for a season or two without having to worry if they’ll still fit next year

Dress up your look with glittery jewelry, accent a line with a necklace. Don’t forget your earrings and bracelets. They add the finishing touch to your look. You can completely change your look just by changing your jewelry. Dress it up or down!

If you find an outfit in a magazine but its too pricey for your budget don’t fret. There are terrific department stores and online sites that sell very similar for much less. Your jewelry is the same. That fabulous designer parure that costs way more than you can afford – your certain to find a similar in an online store for much less. Clip the picture and keep it with you so you can match

Keep Up With New Fashion Style

Sure, the most style conscious among us want to sail through the seasons in all of the new fashion styles. But purchasing a new wardrobe twice a year is a luxury that few of us can afford. Is there a solution to this trendsetting dilemma? Of course there is, as long as you know how to shop smarter instead of shopping more. With some retail savvy and a bit of patience, you can have new fashion style in your closet every season at a fraction of the money that you may be thinking you will have to spend.

Don’t Buy Clothing as Soon as it Appears Retailers will bank on the fact that many women will pay full price for a new fashion style just to get the best selection or be the first woman on the block to flaunt it. This does not have to be you! With a bit of patience, you will soon see that must have tunic that will look just perfect with your favorite jeans at 30-50% off. Wait even longer, and you may find a coupon in the circular in the Sunday paper for an additional percentage off. Wait an additional month or two, and that adorable tunic will be offered at a clearance price that you are sure to afford.

Don’t Spend more on Trendy Items There are plenty of places to shop for the new fashion style. Upper end boutiques and department stores will offer the latest crazes with a high price tag. Average department stores will offer similarly trendy merchandise for a much lower price. Discount house will provide comparable items for the best price of all. When it comes to new fashion style, spend less on the really trendy items that will only work for one or two seasons. This leaves money in your clothing budget to spend more on classic pieces like the wool blazer or black riding boots that will be able to get you through multiple seasons in style and quality.

Shop Online There are some great bargains on new fashion style online. Whether you are into hip hop or urban fashion trends, you can find great selection and prices at many retailers on the Internet. These virtual stores usually have sales and clearance events just like the department stores in the mall. And you don’t have to leave home and fight the crowds to check out the new fashion style. The disadvantage to this method is that you can’t try items on prior to purchase.

Keeping up with new fashion style can be a lot of fun, and now it can be economical as well. With these tips, you can look up to the minute without breaking the bank.

Fashion Idea

Psychologists conclude that color can account for 60% of the acceptance or rejection of anything someone sees and this includes the colors you wear.

In fact, the colors you wear can make you instantly look slimmer, healthier and create an image of confidence and much more – Lets find out how you can put this fashion idea into practice.

Color Impact

We react to color before ANYTHING else, and that’s why it’s so critical it’s an instinctive response.

In many instances our responses to color can help us survive.

For example, if see a black small object near your face your not to worried but if it has yellowish stripes you want to get it away. You are warned by color if it’s a bee or a fly and react accordingly.

Colors and what we associate them with

As society has developed it has reinforced our association with certain colors to trigger a response.

Ever wondered why the uniforms of so many authority personnel are black or dark blue?

The reason is that these colors signify power and authority.

Go into a Hospital and you will often see green because of its calming and makes us relax.

Take a road sign, traffic light or warning of late bill you will notice and it contains red.

You know you probably need to be cautious or worried.

Color and you

You can of course can use color to our advantage and here are a few examples.

Consider this simple fact; around 60% of clothes sold in the UK and USA are black.

The reason for this is that black can be used both formally and informally to great effect.

Wearing black formally suggests elegance, strength, authority and power.

If you have to attend a business meeting black is always a great color.

On the other hand never consider wearing red to business meeting, as it can be viewed as over the top, in other people’s faces, and even confrontational.

When worn properly, in any situation, black clothing conveys neatness and simplicity.
Black may be seen as a safe color, but it is extremely effective if worn in the right way, to trigger a positive response.

It also makes you look slimmer

Let’s look at some other examples:

If you want to look slimmer

Go for one color only.

Why?

Because, if you have different colors top and bottom, you will instantly draw attention to the waste area.

If you use more than one color keep them dark.

If you want to look healthier

Consider you hair color and complexion.

If you are pale avoid light colors that give you a washed out look like grey or light green go for darker colors.

On the other hand, if you have dark olive skin, you can use light colors to draw attention to your skin.
If you don’t want to look a mess.

Don’t wear more than three colors and learn how to use a color wheel to match colors to give you a coordinated look.

There are plenty of free color wheels on the net to help you do this and you will soon be matching colors to make you look your best.

Don’t underestimate the impact of color

Many people don’t understand color but learning how colors impact compliment and match is a fashion idea that will always make sure you present a great image for all occasions and look healthier and slimmer at the same time.

We will look at more ideas in further articles in this series.

Tips To Keep You Looking Elegant

If you are a woman who is fashion conscious, then you know that you have a personal style that you would wish to keep up with. However, not everything will work to your advantage unless you have a way of making them work for you. It is where a few fashion ideas and tips come in handy to ensure that you get it right with every fashion selection you make. With the helpful tips, you can even imitate any celebrity style and look just as good as they do without putting in too much work.

1. Work on your hair

You can find out what the latest hairstyles are and learn to do them yourself or look for a hair stylist you can trust with your needs. Fancy updos will always do the trick in making you stand out in any given outfit. Using bobby pins to hold the hair up offers a simple but elegant way of looking as stylish as you wish. The pins can transform a bad hair day into elegant statements.

2. Pay attention to under dress

What most women don’t know is that what they wear underneath their outfits has a huge impact on the general outer look in those outfits. It therefore pays to give attention to your underwear to look your best in the end. Invest in good quality undergarments and choose those that fit you well so anything you wear on them comes out great. To create that perfect figure, consider wearing spanx especially if you are going to wear a tight dress.

3. Bring out your waistline

It is something you can easily do with any body type to look attractive. For instance, skirts with high waists will flatter any body type and give highlights to the waistline. They have a way of achieving that hour glass figure every woman dreams of and you can pair up with shirts that flatter your feminine physique. The secret here is to understand your body type and how to dress it so that you can make the right choices when buying your clothes. You can easily get outfit ideas online or from your stylist to get it right every time.

4. Put on some makeup

This is optional since there are women who feel more confident without makeup on. Before applying any makeup, ensure that you buy quality products, know how to apply the makeup and choose colors that work great for your complexion or the outfits that you choose. Sometimes simple eye makeup is all you need to add some elegance into your outfit. The cat eyes, for instance, are always dramatic and can be easily be achieved. When applying your makeup though, make sure you know what is ideal for what settings. This is because party makeup is not necessarily considered appropriate for the office.

5. Be confident

At the end of the day, how you carry yourself is what determines how you look. The secret is to be confident in your look and flash a smile as much as possible.

Designer Tips For Fashion Styling

When people find out that I’m a fashion designer, aside from the cliche assumption that I design and make my clothes (which I don’t!), they usually presume that I have a particular clothing style and that I spend a lot of money when I shop for clothes. In reality, neither of these misconceptions is true. I don’t have a defined fashion style. The way I dress depends greatly on occasion, location, season, current trends, time of the day, and my mood. Many times, I’ll actually use fashion styling to get myself in a certain mood. When I’m asked for styling advice, I’ll reply with “How do you want to feel?” I think fashion and styling posses a power that can make you feel a certain way. In this article, I’ll share a few “Designer Tips” on fashion styling. I’ll start with some very important fashion advice- how to shop for clothes.

Since my outfits usually turn a few heads, people assume they are really expensive- yet another false impression. Not to say that I won’t occasionally splurge on something expensive; I just appreciate a good bargain when I see one. The only time I’ll overpay for an item is when I LOVE it and I know I won’t be able to find it anywhere else. Like the Diesel jacket I bought for $165. It was exactly what I was looking for and I knew that no one else would make something even remotely similar. Casual, but chic; sporty, but girly – I knew it would last for a few seasons. That’s actually one of my fashion shopping rules: if I pay more than $150 for something, it has to last for a few seasons. If I’m shopping for something very trendy that will probably be “in” for only one season, I won’t spend more than $100, better yet, no more than $50.

So how do I manage to look expensive? Designer tip number one is good fit. If something doesn’t fit right, no matter how cheap it is – I won’t buy it. Why would I wear something that pulls and gathers in the wrong places and looks awkward on me? It doesn’t matter how much salespeople try to “help”, and say it’s not noticeable. I notice, and others will too. They might not be able to pinpoint exactly what bothers them, but they’ll notice something’s off. The same concept goes for details and accents – many people think they don’t notice little details, but they do. Some details may not stand out on their own, but they definitely contribute to overall appearance.

Once I went on a blind date wearing a plain black jersey skirt slightly below the knee that I bought for $20. I paired it with a black tank that had a touch of lace ($15), and killer looking shoes. They were pointy high heels in faded metallic pink, which created a vintage look ($55, a lucky bargain buy!). Two men accused me of trying to cause a traffic accident as I crossed the street! Men and (more remarkably) women were turning their heads. Needless to say, my blind date was more then relieved! His first remark to me was that he “loved stylish women”. Bottom line: my outfit was totally chic- and all under $100.

Another shopping tip: to make an ordinary outfit look chic, I’ll throw in something expensive, such as an accessory. I went to a party wearing a black jersey dress with bishop sleeves ($25), and accented it with a hip shaped beaded belt I bought in London for almost $250. I know it sounds overpriced, but that belt breathed new life into a lot of older outdated garments that I loved dearly. I had this gorgeous chiffon dress that I bought 7 years ago. I loved the mysterious color effect created by layers of different color fabrics and the way the skirt flared. Even after the silhouette went out of style, I couldn’t bear to part with that dress! By adding my beaded belt, I successfully reshaped the dress creating a low waist retro kind of look, and wore it to my best friend’s wedding- with complements!

The truth is that I love fashion, and I love women. It makes me happy when I can make a difference in their often complicated, yet extraordinary lives. Ladies, keep in mind when it comes to fashion, nothing is written in stone. What is a fashion disaster today may be on the runway tomorrow, and vice versa.

Pick the Perfect Figure Flattering Dress

Luckily for us and our wardrobes, the faithful frock’s made a dramatic comeback. It’s no wonder we’ve loved dresses for so long and with good reason; this style staple is so flattering whatever your shape. Just think how fabulous curvy Marilyn Monroe or slender Audrey Hepburn looked in theirs. Whichever way you look at it, the dress has bags of pizzazz and is used by many women on the Continent in Spain, France, Germany or Portugal to create an effortless style statement. So why not steal a few top tips from Europe’s most stylish women on how to wear them?

Inch Losing Dresses Delivered to Your Door

What dress you choose really depends on your height and shape and with the right choice you could save inches outwards as well as adding inches upwards. So, where to start? If you’re slightly fuller in the bust like many British and German women you should probably steer clear of high neck dresses, instead, try going for a deep v-neck to balance out your heavier top half and lengthen your legs. Equally, for a rounded figure or apple shape, a dress with a pleated waist will help skim over lumps and bumps and give the illusion of a smoother, lither body. If you have a slender Mediterranean figure like the French and Spanish and crave curves, a great dress can help you you can say au revoir to the ironing board chest; try wild animal prints to give the clever illusion of a waist and with a great belt your bust will look bigger too. If a heavy bottom half weighs you down, disguise thighs with a classic wrap dress, just make sure there’s enough fabric to glide over the top part of your legs and bottom to flatter your fabulous form.

How to Accessorise Dresses

Finally, dressing up your dress with seasonal or fashionable accessories really can make the difference between a fashion faux pas and a show stopping entrance. So ladies, think like your stylish European neighbours, play with on trend colours and always, always team with fantastic footwear like the Portuguese, a cute bag and if you’re an ex-pat in Europe, you know by now, that no stylish outfit is complete without those essential oversized sunglasses for instant Riviera style glamour.