Designer Tips For Fashion Styling – Mix and Match Your Way to Chic

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.

As a NYC fashion designer, Natalie Nizhny has traveled to Europe and Asia for shopping, researching trends, and manufacturing. In her 14 year career, she has gained a lot of insight in the fashion industry, and has trained other designers with her extensive knowledge of the global trend market. Due to popular demand in response to her advice and design training, she partnered with Kristin Cruz to form first http://www.FashionFrog.com and then a free fashion resource center at DesignersNexus.com Through their site, Natalie can share her experiences with a larger audience, helping aspiring designers learn from her mistakes and successes to create their own successful career in fashion.

Bargain Prices on Women’s Clothing

We are all looking for bargains however it is wise to look for items that are affordable, rather than those that could just be considered ‘cheap’. Women’s clothing and shoes are among those things we buy, that should not be just cheap low quality bargains. When it comes to apparel, cheap tends to mean it will wear out quickly and that is definitely not a bargain.

Shopping at the discount or outlet malls can result in some terrific bargains in up to date designer clothing, if you know where to look. Many of the major brands have their own outlet centres around the world. They offer huge discounts and a large selection from which to choose, in everything from clothing to appliances, and even furniture.

A list of just some of the major brands in women’s clothing available include Ralph Lauren, Nike, GAP, Levi’s, and Calvin Klein Jeans. But there are many more brands to be found at most outlet centres. There may be new apparel, as well as returned items, so make sure you get what you want.

When shopping for women’s sizes in clothing over the Internet, you must carefully measure yourself and look at their sizing charts for the correct fit. Some brands tend to have smaller sizes than others, so size charts can be very useful.

Clothing comes in a wide variety of colours and materials. Leather, one hundred percent cotton, polyester, cotton and polyester blends, nylon, spandex, wool, denim, silk, jersey knit, and many other choices are available. Some materials are a better choice for winter such as wool, leather, and denim while cotton, cotton blends, and nylon, may prove to be more comfortable in the warmer months of the year.

Style and appearance can run the gamut from casual (jeans and a t-shirt) to formal (evening gowns and shawls), and everything in between. The recent trend toward ‘fast fashion’ is increasing in popularity and means clothing collections based on the very latest in fashion trends are brought out as fast as possible, so they can be sold while the styles are still hot and can be manufactured cheaply. This concept has been used by several major manufacturers of clothing in recent years. This allows women to have their choice of up to the minute fashions, at fairly reasonable prices.

The work environment brings new requirements to the world of women’s fashion and style, combining an every day comfortable fit with dressier, more appealing designs. Women, who choose to wear dresses or skirts and blouses daily, tend to prefer snug fitting materials that give them a ‘professional’ appearance instead of the more casual baggy sweatshirt and tight fitting jeans that may be worn outside the office.

Women, who are active in sports, tend to wear sportswear such as sweat shirts, sweat pants, t-shirts, or track suits made from spandex, jersey, or double knit fabrics. They can be comfortably casual while they compete or train.

Taking care of women’s clothing usually incorporates hand washing, dry cleaning, and home laundering. Look on the care label for instructions regarding the safe handling of finer garments. Most casual items in basic materials like denim, cotton, and polyester, may be just washed using home laundry appliances. Silks and nylons may require special handling, so keep that in mind when purchasing.

Gear Up For the Game with NFL Sports Apparel & Jerseys

With football fans rallying around the weekend highlights, sharing Fantasy Football news and getting ready for Monday night games, now is the ideal time to take inventory of your gear. Whether you’re looking for cold weather apparel for looking your best at the games, tailgating threads to sport your team in style or you just want to say I’m a fan like no other, NFL apparel has never come in more varieties or styles.

From replica jerseys, throwback jerseys or true authentic NFL Jerseys, to pullover sweatshirts, tank tops, flannel pajamas, hat and beanies you can support your team and celebrate all that football season entails with NFL Sports Apparel. Bring game night chili sessions to a whole new level with an Authentic NFL Jersey of your team of choice or simply arrive in style to the Sunday cookouts with the guys. Football season is in full gear and there’s nothing like celebrating the season, supporting your team or displaying your passion for the game, like NFL jerseys.

Guys can pay tribute to your favorite players of the past with throwback jerseys and kids can even show up at the tailgating event in style with youth sizes in sweatshirts, t-shirts and jerseys. Ladies can show their love for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots outstanding victory over the Dallas Cowboys with the Premier (EQT) Replithentic NFL Jersey made for women and cut to fit the female form. With the women’s apparel, you can show support for your team without looking like your drowning in material.

Whatever your fashion calling is or isn’t, nothing says dedication like NFL football jerseys. Now more than ever, it’s never been easier with the ease of access to the latest and greatest in NFL Football Jerseys to find just the right jersey. NFL Jerseys come in three basic categories, Replica, Premier and Authentic. All are made by Reebok® and officially licensed with the NFL® logo, but the quality and price points will vary. There are many places you can buy NFL jerseys, but there’s one site that I ran across that sealed the deal for me. SidelineApparel.com has all 32 NFL teams and has everything from hats, sweatshirts, jackets and jerseys for men, women and kids. They have a unique “Any Size – Same Price offer that I haven’t seen on any of the other sites or stores. So regardless of whether I buy a small for my teenage son or a 5x for my brother-in-law, I can pay get the whole family in the football season mode for the same price.

So, whether you’re talking about the fumbles, turnovers, tackles or touchdowns, you can ensure one thing, win or loose, you will be there for your team, making a statement with the latest in greatest in NFL Jerseys. Stay warm this season and gear up for the game with NFL Sports Apparel!

NBA Jerseys – Playoffs Call for Fashionable Fan Support

Now that playoffs are happening, now more than ever is the time to show your loyalty to your favorite NBA team. Playoffs are always an exciting time of year and typically when fans care the most about showing their support by wearing team jerseys, hats, t-shirts and all kinds of NBA merchandise.

Whether you’re a Rockets, Cavaliers or Celtics, you can still cheer your time on in style with authentic NBA jerseys, replica jerseys or swingman jerseys for men, women and children. As the playoffs heat up and fans are in the basketball spirit more than ever. Whether you wear your team’s color or your favorite players jersey, don’t wait until game day to get your wardrobe in order. As playoff games are sold out and expecting full houses, you can only imagine that the merchandise stores will be packed as well.

Like anything, preparation is key to success and just as your team is training, running drills and fine tuning skills to put their best foot forward come game day, fans are expected to put their best foot forward as well – and nothing says your fan better than NBA jerseys. True fans are just as proud of their attire as they are their team and sporting the newest jersey or even collectors editions shows the true testament to loyal fans. From hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts and NBA jerseys, fans of all ages can be comfortable and supportive.

Sports fans can take advantage of Spring savings and shop with confidence. Many retailers are running playoff promotions or getting ready to offload inventory to make room for new playoff related merchandise.

You can find quality sports apparel online and experience even greater savings. Often times, online retailers pass significant savings on to customers and boast discounts of 25-50% off regular retail prices. Also – with the WNBA starting up soon, it’s a great time to get NBA women’s jerseys ready for the season. Regardless of where you shop, make sure that the quality and availability is not going to disappoint you.

By lining up your playoff wardrobe now, you can ensure that come game day, you are styling and showing your support like a true fan. NBA jerseys also make great gifts for avid basketball fans and with the numerous sizing and styling options available now, you can be assured that you will find something that they are sure to enjoy.

Gear Up For the Game with NFL Sports Apparel & Jerseys

With football fans rallying around the weekend highlights, sharing Fantasy Football news and getting ready for Monday night games, now is the ideal time to take inventory of your gear. Whether you’re looking for cold weather apparel for looking your best at the games, tailgating threads to sport your team in style or you just want to say I’m a fan like no other, NFL apparel has never come in more varieties or styles.

From replica jerseys, throwback jerseys or true authentic NFL Jerseys, to pullover sweatshirts, tank tops, flannel pajamas, hat and beanies you can support your team and celebrate all that football season entails with NFL Sports Apparel. Bring game night chili sessions to a whole new level with an Authentic NFL Jersey of your team of choice or simply arrive in style to the Sunday cookouts with the guys. Football season is in full gear and there’s nothing like celebrating the season, supporting your team or displaying your passion for the game, like NFL jerseys.

Guys can pay tribute to your favorite players of the past with throwback jerseys and kids can even show up at the tailgating event in style with youth sizes in sweatshirts, t-shirts and jerseys. Ladies can show their love for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots outstanding victory over the Dallas Cowboys with the Premier (EQT) Replithentic NFL Jersey made for women and cut to fit the female form. With the women’s apparel, you can show support for your team without looking like your drowning in material.

Whatever your fashion calling is or isn’t, nothing says dedication like NFL football jerseys. Now more than ever, it’s never been easier with the ease of access to the latest and greatest in NFL Football Jerseys to find just the right jersey. NFL Jerseys come in three basic categories, Replica, Premier and Authentic. All are made by Reebok® and officially licensed with the NFL® logo, but the quality and price points will vary. There are many places you can buy NFL jerseys, but there’s one site that I ran across that sealed the deal for me. SidelineApparel.com has all 32 NFL teams and has everything from hats, sweatshirts, jackets and jerseys for men, women and kids. They have a unique “Any Size – Same Price offer that I haven’t seen on any of the other sites or stores. So regardless of whether I buy a small for my teenage son or a 5x for my brother-in-law, I can pay get the whole family in the football season mode for the same price.

So, whether you’re talking about the fumbles, turnovers, tackles or touchdowns, you can ensure one thing, win or loose, you will be there for your team, making a statement with the latest in greatest in NFL Jerseys. Stay warm this season and gear up for the game with NFL Sports Apparel!

Fashion Statements For the New Cyclist Who Wants to Arrive at Her Destination in Style

So we all know that it’s bound to happen. As new bikers we’re immune to the biking gear. We get our bike, our helmet, and maybe a bell and we’re good to go. At first we go out on our bike and we tool around town in our cute little capris and feel really good. We look at those other cyclists in their T-Mobile jerseys and skin tight spandex and think, “Oh please. That’s like wearing a Seahawks uniform for a backyard football game. What are they trying to prove?”

Then our rides get longer and one day we end up with the dreaded SADDLE SORES! We laugh it off at first…it was probably those underwear with Hello Kitty on them. Everyone knows Hello Kitty undies ride up. A little salve and some different undies and I’ll be fine.

It took me awhile before I’d give in to bike shorts. I mean come on…they leave NOTHING to the imagination and you’re supposed to wear them COMMANDO! Leave Hello Kitty home? Alone? Perish the THOUGHT! I tried getting different brands of undies that wouldn’t bite in my legs, but it was a no go. Finally I had to give in. Cycling shorts aren’t just a fashion statement, they’re a necessity. If you’re going to ride more than just down the store, you’re going to have to trade in your capris for real bike shorts.

The problem is, have you looked at the price of these things? A good pair of Pearl Izumi bike shorts can run you up to $100. Now I don’t know what exactly is magic about these shorts, but $100? For shorts? For shorts that feel like you’re wearing a diaper and practically ADVERTISE your back fat and belly pooch? Oh sign me up, and thank you sir may I have another!?

Fortunately there are other brands that are more reasonable in price, and there are some options for cyclists who don’t feel comfortable in tight spandex:

Biking underwear: You wear these under your regular shorts or even under a skirt. They have padding and are quite comfortable. Nary a Hello Kitty design to be found, alas, but much more comfortable than HK ever dreamed of being.
Baggies: These are padded where it counts, and have vents in the side that you can zip closed on a cold day, and don’t fit like a second skin! They’re a little longer than a regular pair of shorts, but they’re comfortable and I don’t feel like I’m having to walk around sucking my stomach in like a runway model all day. It’s no wonder they all look so grim…24/7 tummy sucking is hard work!
Cycling skirts: I SO need to try these because I love love LOVE running skirts, and on short rides will often wear one because while the running skirts don’t have the padding, they do have the little shorts underneath that don’t cut into the thighs and girly bits. They’re cute and comfortable. As for running in them, I always get a little tingle of pleasure when I run fast a guy who is (obviously) younger than I am in my running skirt and think, “Dude, you just got passed by a middle aged woman in a skirt. Are you going to take that?” So how much MORE fun to extend that joy to cycling?!

As for tops, sure you can wear the cycling jersey of your favorite Tour de France team, and honestly the more I get into cycling, the more I understand the appeal. At the same time, though, I really don’t want to be a biking billboard for a laxative company, no matter HOW hot I think George Hincapie is. (Okay, Geo isn’t sponsored by laxatives…but he IS kinda hot!)

Check out your local cycling store because there are a LOT of jerseys that are made just for women. Like bike shorts, a good jersey will set you back a few George Washingtons (who is not nearly as hot as George Hincapie), but watch the sales racks! You can find some good deals! And don’t forget to peruse the kids’ section. I recently found a Where the Wild Things Are jersey for $25. An XL child’s size fits me with room to spare. If you’re smaller on top, a large or XL child’s size might fit nicely.

When you’re getting a jersey, there are a few things to look for if you are planning on longer bike rides down the road.

Pockets are imperative. You ideally want three big, WELL SEWN pockets across the back of the jersey for stashing things in. Yes, it does look dorky to ride with three giant lumps on your back, but it does hide the back fat and trust me…on a 50-70 mile ride, you’re not caring. With good pockets you can stash your arm warmers without getting off your bike, hold an extra water bottle, stash a cell phone, and even carry a collapsible rain jacket and some snacks. It’s like kangaroo pockets on your back! Note: I would not suggest stashing your children back there. If you hit a bump, Junior goes flying.
A zipper that zips easily and opens down almost to your belly button. Getting on a bike in the Fall can be an exercise in frustration. It’s cold when you start, but you warm up fast. Too many clothes and you’re miserable. Too few and you’re miserable. Layering REALLY helps as does a bike shirt with a deep, easy to open zipper. Sun peeks out, zipper comes down to cool you off. Now obviously in this case you are WEARING something under the bike shirt like a modest sports bra or a tank top. I go for the top because I don’t want to scare passing motorists.
Bright colors…yes I know. Some cyclists out there look like Ringling Bros met mardi gras and they got together and had a parade all over your shirt! But there is a reason for this! As cyclists we want to be visible. Not just, “Oh I think there’s something up ahead” visible but “Oh my LORD what IS that up there?” visible. The brighter the shirt the better. No muted natural tones for this cyclist. I want the loudest, brightest shirt in the world. Besides, it gives the non-cyclists joy to be able to mock you as they drive past in their cars. You can’t hear it but they’re doing it. Don’t let it bother you. Just smile and wave.
Go up a size as long as it doesn’t hang on you. In cold weather you might want to wear a layer under your bike shirt so you can have your pockets handy.

There are a few other things that I find really handy in our changeable weather. I live in the Pacific Northwest where I can be riding in sunny spring weather one day, and snow, hail, rain, fire and brimstone the next…all this in April. So it is important to be prepared. Now is the BEST time to pick this stuff up, too because it’s closeout sale times at places like REI and Performance Bike. So last year as Fall came upon us, I picked up the following:

Shoe covers: These babies fit over your bike shoes and have a hole in the bottom for your cleats. They keep your tootsies toasty when it gets cold, and are machine washable.
Sleeves: These are awesome! Neoprene or spandex “sleeves” that you wear almost like leg warmers on your arms! They also make them for legs, but I just wear cold weather running pants over my bike shorts on cold days.
Balaklava aka Gaiters: Wear it around your neck like a scarf, except it’s one piece so you don’t have the danger of the trailing end potentially getting caught on something. Pull it up over your face for cold mornings. They also make full head ones that I wear in early spring and late Fall that are wonderful. Keep my head warm and dry!
Helmet Cover: These go over your helmet and keep the rain and bees out. I’ve had a bee get stuck in the vents on my helmet before. Neither of us were amused. I actually picked mine up at a thrift store. It has Spiderman on it. Yes, I do get teased, but I sustain that it gives me Spidey Powers. It also reminds me not to take myself too seriously. I’m out here to have fun, not win the Tour.
Rain gear: These just fit right over your top and bottoms and completely keep the rain out. Remember above when I referred to rain, snow, hail, etc? That was one day in April this year when I was being all “green” and commuting to and from work. It snowed, then it rained, then the sun came out, and then the hail started, and finally it snowed again. I was never so glad to have my rain gear stuffed in my pack! I got home and while I was a bit chilled, I was completely dry thanks to my rain gear and my Spidey powers.
Bike gloves: It is inevitable. At some point, or at many points, we are going to take a tumble off our bikes. Just one set of road rash on the palms will convince you why you need good bike gloves. Padded gloves also are more comfortable on long rides, and help absorb “road noise” (those nasty vibrations when you’re riding over rough roads). Plus they protect your hands when you have to change a tire and give you a little more grip.

As I said, the best thing to do if you’re planning on getting more into cycling is to get out and watch for those end-of-season clearance sales. You can pick up quite a few essentials that way. Another option is always a thrift store. Often people will buy sporting goods thinking they’re going to become the next Lance Armstrong, only to decide that it isn’t nearly as much fun as it used to be when they could put sparkly tassels on their handlebars and playing-cards in their spokes. They donate their practically new stuff to the local thrift shop, and the thrift shop sells it to you for a steal. I’ve picked up two pair of Pearl Izumi shorts WITH tags for $5 each, and recently found this psychedelic acid trip of a bike shirt for $10. Watch for Bike Expos in the Spring as well. I’ve always found that companies like SheBeest are at these events selling last year’s line for a steal.

Don’t forget non-brand name goods as well. REI has their own brand of biking clothing that generally sells for 25-30% cheaper than the other stuff, and is just as good. REI also holds two Garage Sales a year where they mark down a lot of their gear REALLY low. If you’re a member ($15 for a lifetime membership with yearly dividends paid back to you based on what you spend) you get advance warning and can pick up some AWESOME stuff.

When you look good, you feel good and there’s no reason NOT to look and feel good while cycling!

Evolution of the Football Jersey

For more than 130 years, football has been a leading American sport across the nation. Game days unite both players and fans together for one common goal: to win. As the stadium fills with screaming fans, it is easy to determine which fans are for or against the home team. Though the color schemes differentiate players and fans from the opposing teams, it’s also a reminder of how far jerseys have come over the years.

In the early 1870’s, football jerseys were nonexistent and there were no formal uniform regulations for the players. Rivals had no means of distinguishing themselves from each other and appropriate sportswear was not worn. However, by 1875, there was an increase in university football programs and the need for better distinction as well as creating school pride grew. Players then began dressing in sweaters with lace up vests over them, making it difficult to tackle the opposing team. By the 1890s, teams replaced the vests with cotton or wool sweaters, which allowed more color coordination. But unfortunately, the wool absorbed sweat and rain easily, making the clothing much heavier for the players to run in.

As time went on, the evolution of the jersey had changed. It had progressed from the vintage cotton material to polyester and nylon. These materials were great assets to the players’ uniforms because they reduced excess weight and allowed the players to be more flexible as the moved across the field.

By 1916, football jerseys were required by the NCAA to have a number on the back of the jersey. The rule then changed in 1937, requiring that all jerseys have a number on both the front and the back.

Today, new mesh and lycra materials have been added to the jersey’s progression. They offer light-weight comfort which removes heat and perspiration from the body, an important feature for the players during the games. So now not only do the players sport the jerseys but roaring fans do as well.

Though football has been considered a “man’s sport” for many years, women are now being incorporated into the game. While the stereotype has been that women wouldn’t care for the sport because of the violence, this assumption has been proven to be false. Women make up a large portion of the fan base these days and are just as excited about Sunday football as the men are. The only problem they face is the jersey. Replicated from the players’ uniforms, the jerseys are not tailored to fit a women’s body.

Fortunately, newer designs save time and money for young women because they will never again have to purchase an over-sized jersey to then cut it up. Pieces such as the Free Agent tube top jersey and Playmaker jersey truly exemplify a true niche to the market. The innovation in today’s designs incorporate fashion into sportswear, a rarity in today’s sports apparel market.

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Breast Augmentation Benefits for Women

Breast augmentation has long been viewed as a luxury that women indulge in to satisfy themselves. The reality of it is that this is basically true. It may sound shallow but it is not actually shallow and there are deeper meanings to getting this procedure done. It is an aesthetic based operation that utilizes implants which are filled with either silicone or saline solution to give the sacs volume and form. The choice of filling is always up to the patient and based on the recommendation of the attending doctor. The plastic surgeon usually cites several reasons why he or she prefers one over the other to the patient but the final decisions is that of the patient. The plastic surgeon will also describe the procedure as well as the recovery period to the woman in order for her to understand what lies ahead and what she can expect from him and the other medical staff during the operation.

Benefits

The benefits of breast augmentation are usually dependent on why the woman has chosen to undergo the procedure and what she expects from it. For most patients, they expect to be fuller and shapelier in the chest compared to their current status. This in itself is one of the benefits that one can expect from the procedure. The shapelier and fuller form can be immensely satisfying for the patient and from this satisfaction stems the benefit. The happiness and contentment that one gets from being satisfied are manifestations of a person’s reaction to the procedure. This satisfaction will show in the physical, mental and emotional state of the individual after the recovery period. Another benefit that comes with breast augmentation is the wider choice of clothing options, which are open to women who have a full and shapely figure. A flat chest can be limiting especially in the fashion department since many ready to wear clothes target normal sized women who find clothes according to size as well as numbers. A wide array of options when it comes to clothes means more looks and appearances to experiment on and check to see which suits the individual. Many plastic surgeons base the recommendations for the size and form of the implant on the physical appearance of the patient. Some patients have small tops and large bottoms which means the chest may need to be brought up to a bigger size for the woman to appear more balanced and well proportioned. For those who are struggling with the annoyance of having a chest size disproportionate with the hips, breast augmentation can be a boon. Proportional appearance also plays a huge role when it comes to a woman who may have undergone a mastectomy. This operation removes one or both breasts in order to prevent or treat cancer. It can be emotionally and mentally beneficial to have the implants put into the area where the disease was removed.

These are just some of the benefits that a woman can get from breast augmentation.

Men Should Know the New Laws in Casual Dressing

Esquire magazine for men says that there are new laws in casual dressing that men should know about before they assemble their outfit. Here are a few of them:

Shirt

o When in doubt, always wear an oxford shirt colored white. But it’s also good to mix shirts sometimes. Windowpane and Pinstripe shirts are good too.
o Fitted shirts are good, snug ones are alright, but shirts fitted tightly are simply wrong.
o You can improve your appearance by tucking in your shirt and by standing up straight.
o Remember to always tuck in polo and dress shirts hanging below your hip. Don’t ever tuck in turtlenecks and sweatshirts. Everything in between is negotiable.
o The universal language in casual clothing is cotton. You can wear it anytime to fit in.
o Only professional athletes can pull off the casual wearing of sports jerseys.
o The most masculine thing that man can wear is a rugby shirt.

Denim

o Denim is at the center of all things casual. However, some things naturally look better with it compared to others. Here are some examples:
– Denim looks good all the time with cashmere sweater, navy-blue blazer, brown loafers, t-shirt, or cotton button-down.
– It looks good most of the time with white sneakers, cotton turtleneck, tweed jacket, black loafers, and crewneck sweatshirt.
– Sometimes it may look good with sports jersey, high-top sneakers, and hooded sweatshirt.
– It doesn’t look good at all with necktie, flip-plops, silk shirt, and waistcoat.
– It looks worse with opera cape, suspenders, and cufflinks.

o Eastern Europe makes the best stone, acid, or other artificial washes. The best way for you to break in this kind of jeans is to wear it often.
o A pair of jeans that cost $40 will fit you as well as the jeans that cost $200. It will just take you a little longer to find bargains such as these.
o Never wear two denims or more at the same time, and also make sure that one of them is not a vest.

Shoes

o The more pointy or shiny your shoes are, the less casual it gets.
o Some of the best sneakers are inspired by athletes.

More Options

Men should always have more options when it comes to casual dressing. Here are some of them:

o Daytime Barbecue
– Good – polo shirt, khaki chinos, and brown loafers
– Better – short-sleeved rugby shirt, blue or red chinos, white canvas sneakers
– Never – tank top, cargo shorts, flip-flops
o Summer Cocktail Party
– Good – crisp oxford button-down, cotton chinos, blue wool blazer
– Better – rumpled oxford button-down, linen trousers, seersucker blazer
– Never – bright madras blazer, shorts or jeans
o Bar Drinking
– Good – button-down shirt, light-blue jeans
– Better – long-sleeved rugby shirt, dark-blue jeans
– Never – sports jersey, sweatpants
o Holiday Party
– Good – crewneck sweater, corduroy pants
– Better – turtleneck, cardigan sweater, flannel trousers
– Never – any holiday costume

Finally, there are pieces of clothing you can dress up such as white sneakers, blue jeans, khaki sports, and polo shirts. On the other hand, there are other items that are not appropriate to dress up – these are flip-flops, track pants, and sports jerseys.

Women’s Clothing: Styles and Trends for Everyday Life

Year in and year out, women depend on fashion trends to help them decide which items they should keep in their wardrobes, which ones to give away and which ones to add to their collection. This is not an easy thing to do as there are some clothes meant for specific seasons. Therefore, it is important to choose those that can be worn anytime of the year, any day of the week.

Styles and Trends

Here are examples of styles and trends in women’s fashion designed for your everyday wear:

1. Floral wardrobe

There’s something about flowers that make women look and feel good. They’re like the perfect symbol for happiness, and everything sunny and bright.

A floral outfit is not only for the summer or spring season; it can also be worn on gloomy winter days. The colors will add life to an ordinary bleak day. Pairing off a wintry sweater with floral pants and a pair of sturdy boots is one good idea. A long floral skirt paired with any bright colored top and chic winter boots will be good for any woman’s daily grind, whether she stays inside the office the whole day or do some errands for the boss.

Florals are associated with spring, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be worn any day of the year. All it takes is a little imagination and some creative matching.

2. Short suits

A short suit is basically a tailored blazer paired with matching shorts. It’s classic, cool and comfortable. It can be worn anywhere, any day of the week. A pair of printed shorts can be worn with a solid blazer or one can choose to go with a plain silk top. Printed blazers and tops can be worn casually, over jeans, short skirts or plain trousers.

3. Lace

Whether it is the simple white lace or the more intricate colored and black ones, adding this to a woman’s everyday wardrobe will make a big (and important) difference. An ordinary blouse can become an extraordinary fashion affair once paired with a laced skirt. Add in plain tights and boots, and you have the perfect everyday look.

This fashion can be rocked in the office (paired off with a blazer for a more corporate look, or as is for a smart casual look), to dinners with friends or a special someone and even to the moviehouse or a concert.

4. Emerald Green

Anything that’s emerald green is fashionable, especially for redheads. The 2013 color of the year can be a stunning fashion accessory. An emerald green silk top, blazer or one-piece dress will definitely get heads turning – especially if paired with the right accessories (bags, jewelry, shoes).

Emerald green is also good for striped dresses, pants and women’s suits.

5. The Black Bootie

The black bootie can be worn any which way you want to:

• It can be paired with a black hooded jacket, Jersey t-shirt and a wool mini skirt. This cool look is perfect for everyday wear. If the weather’s too cold, the jacket will warm you. If it’s a little hot, simply remove the jacket and let your Jersey t-shirt do the fashion talk.

• As an everyday winter wear, the black bootie can be paired with a double breasted coat, sweater, tube scarf and leather mini skirt.

There are many more fashionable ways to wear the black bootie. It’s up to you what kind of look you want to create. You can go with leather pants, trousers, fur jackets or jeans. You can experiment with colors, too, as black is basically perfect for any shade.

These are just some examples of everyday styles and fashion for women. As fashion is ever changing, something new is bound to come out in a couple of months. Whether you decide to stick with these styles or go with the new, the outcome will depend on your confidence level and how you wear what you wear.

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