Two Fashion trends of 2017 you should look out for

13 Feb

Two Fashion trends of 2017 you should look out for

2017 is finally here… about two months ago. But it’s here and you should be delighted. The New Year brings so many great things. You have plenty of sales going around. You have new clothes to buy from your favourite designers. Simply put, the year would be great. However to make a fashion statement and be an absolute fashionista this year, you would need to find out the trends that are going to arrive this year.

Finding out the trends is highly important. It allows you to be ready for when the trend arrives so you start dressing accordingly at the beginning of the trend and not when it has passed. There is no use wearing a trendy outfit only to realize it isn’t a trend anymore. The fashion police would be disappointed in you.

So where can you find out the trends that would most likely in 2017. Well you can find it all over the web in many articles. Searching through all the available articles is going to be very time consuming therefore I rounded up some of the most interesting fashion trends you should look out for. Look down below to see what they are.

Stripes are back

What can possibly be better than rows of parallel lines on an outfit? Terrible description, I know. However stripes are literally some of the best patterns in fashion and now they are making a big comeback. Many designers have included stripes in their spring collection and chances of it being included in other collections are also quite high. The thing about stripes that make them so attractive is that they can suit virtually anybody. It doesn’t matter what size you are stripes can help you look great. However of course be smart with the way you use them. Horizontal stripes can make you look wider, whilst vertical stripes make you look longer. If you wish to emphasize the size of your hips, feel free to use a horizontal stripes skirt or pant. If you wish to look taller, include a vertical striped pant or a top.

Say hey to Khaki

It’s not just stripes that are going to be a trend, get ready for Khaki. Khaki is an absolutely gorgeous colour. It gives off a very natural and earthy vibe. If you wish to look chic, you could pair up khaki pants with a black top. Even stripes work very well. Keep in mind that khaki looks best with more natural tones for a chic look. Bold and bright colours might not complement khaki.  If you wish to look dressy, then feel free to mix khaki with floral prints. So a dress with both elements or a khaki top and a floral skirt, could look amazing.

11 Feb

Things to keep in mind when choosing your Workplace outfit

Have you ever walked into office and been greeted by a hard cold stare and in some cases a glare? Maybe you made a mistake. Maybe you were late. Or maybe you happened to walk in with an outfit you definitely should not have worn.

Your workplace outfit requires a lot of care and thought. Some companies are very flexible at what their employees can wear. Others are the exact opposite. They can be very rigid and might even suspend you if you wear something they deem inappropriate. The outfit also works as a social cue. Most of the time, people would choose to interact with you based on your appearance and your outfit plays a huge role. If you wear something inappropriate, people are going to think you are a joke and not approach you.

Therefore here are a few things to keep in mind so you can avoid making a mistake in choosing your workplace outfit.

Find out the official dress code

This is something you should do. Do not guess what the official dress code is. Find out for yourself from the authorities. In case you have any doubt about any articles of clothing, make sure to ask the manager or the person who is in charge of you. Never wear something if you are unsure of it being appropriate to wear.

So make sure you know the official dress code, it would save you so many headaches and lectures from senior employees.

Choose an outfit that is not too dramatic but also not boring

The outfit you wear to work should be one that informs people about who you are without being too obvious. So try to add an element that is exciting or interesting. A patterned scarf or a printed shirt would do the trick. You could even tie up your hair in different styles to choose your mood. Simply put do not wear something that is boring. If you wear something boring, people would think of you as uninteresting plain Jane. They would then not socialize with you much.

Do not wear trendy outfits

Keep in mind that this is your work place; do not wear trendy outfits unless you happen to work in fashion. If you work in fashion, then trendy clothes would be appropriate. If you don’t work there then trendy clothes a big No-No. Go for elegant clothes that a classic. Shirt, jackets and pants are always good work clothes. If your office requires you to wear a suit then pair up elegant suits with gentle shirt colours and shoes that have a heel lower than three inches.  Do not try to tower over your office workers wearing a pair of shy high stilettos, not only will you come off as arrogant, people will think you are trying too hard.

Hopefully the above will make dressing up for your office easy and hassle free. So keep the above in mind.

29 Jan

Why should you buy a scarf?

Have you ever walked outside on a chilly morning, firmly holding your jacket in place to keep you warm while your teeth chattered? Have you ever walked on the pavement during traffic and been exposed to exhaust fumes and so much pollution and dirt, and could do nothing but try to cover your face with your hand to stop it from affecting your skin and your lungs? Have you ever gone to somewhere sunny and had to cover your head with a paper to save yourself from a migraine?

Well have you ever thought of owning a scarf?

A scarf is a great solution to all these situations. Scarves are so versatile. They can be used in so many ways that could help you look both look trendy and smart.

A scarf is simply a long piece of clothe that you can use as part of your clothing. Some would wear it on their head, while others might prefer to use it around their neck.  How you use it is up to you but let me tell you why should buy a scarf.

They provide a statement in your outfit

When you see two people approaching you, one is wearing a scarf while the other is not, chances are if the rest of the outfit is the same, you would look at the one with the scarf. That’s because scarves capture attention. When you see a scarf, you automatically look at it. This can be used to your advantage.

If you choose a bold scarf, people might feel that you are interesting. You are someone who knows your stuff and is confident while of course being willing to be just a tad bit crazy. A dainty floral pattern might say that you are a very kind and gentle person who sees beauty in life. One with abstract patterns would indicate you are adventurous and daring; you don’t fit into a box.

They are good for you

Scarves are not just fashion statements. When you wear a scarf, you are actually doing good for your body. A scarf around your neck helps keep your neck and chest warm. This means you can avoid catching a cold and falling sick. The warmth also helps keep your throat clear and healthy. If your neck feels cold for a prolonged period of time, you would find that your throat would start becoming sore. This can be an immense problem if you depend a lot on your voice, say you work as a teacher, a doctor or even a singer, you are going to need your voice. So keeping your throat healthy is important and what better way to do this than wrap a scarf around your neck.

So make sure you buy a scarf. It is good for your health, it is immensely beneficial in a variety of situations, you can say a statement with it and you would look awesome wearing one. So what are you waiting for?  Go buy one.

28 Jan

How to choose the best nail polish?

Have you ever looked at your finger nails and wondered why you can never seem to find the right shade of polish. You would have seen many people rock shades that you cannot even dream of wearing. You may have even been invited- without your consent- to a session of chat over nail polish. You might have felt awful hearing people brag about their polishes. You may believe that you would never find a good nail polish that suits you.

If that’s what you believe then it’s to change that thought. You can definitely find a nail polish that suits you. Trust me. The following would help you find it.

Find out your skin’s undertone

Skin tone plays a huge role in the way colours look on you. You may have sometime seen, a person looking like a circus clown wearing a shade that does not suit them one bit. Chances are, that circus clown might have even been you. To avoid this problem, you should first understand what your skin tone and undertone is. chances are you probably already know the former. One look in the mirror might tell where in the colour spectrum you fall. However of course due to the way society thinks about colour and your own notions about it, your prediction might not always be right. Therefore you can consult with a professional as to what skin colour you have.

Figuring out the undertone though can be done with the help of a professional but you can do it too. Skin undertone tone is divided into three types; warm, cool and neutral. The undertone can be identified by looking at your vein, if it looks green then it is probably a warm tone, if it looks blue then you are looking at a cooler tone. If you can’t find out which one it is- then you are probably neutral.

Cooler, less bold colours like baby blues, and berry red generally suit the cool undertone, whilst shades such as peach or midnight blue might look good on warm tones.

Try the tester always

Before you buy a product always test it in good lighting. When you trust a product, you can see if it matches your tone. Most of us generally do test the product however we might not do it with adequate lighting. When you test the product in a brightly lit environment, you can truly see the shade. This would help you understand how the product actually looks on you. Sometimes when you check the product in dull lighting, it might look fabulous on you. However once you come home and check it with brighter lighting, you might realize it look atrocious.

In the end, choosing nail polish is not difficult. Just be willing to try out many shades- do not buy them, just test them-, and you will find the perfect polish. Then of course you can show off your pretty nails, the next time people start bragging about their nails.

22 Dec

Two things you should know about Lipstick

Lipstick, the fashion essential no one can go without. Take a look outside and you would see everyone from grandmas to young teenagers wearing lipstick or an equivalent. The reason why isn’t rocket science. It’s just that there is something so interesting about having colour on your lips. Your lips look beautiful and you can capture the attention of anyone you want. These days you can find lipsticks in all kinds of shades; from pretty pinks to even black or blue. There is such a huge variety so chances are you probably own quite a collection of lipwear.

It is not enough to just own lipsticks. You need to know more about them. So here are things you should know.

The price does not indicate a better lipstick

This is very important. Many people assume a 50 dollar lipstick is better than a 25 dollar one. However this is not always true. In some cases there might be a huge difference in the quality of the lipsticks but in many cases, not really. The difference between a five dollar lipstick and a twenty five dollar one would be huge however the difference between the 25 dollar one and the 50 dollar one… not much.

Before you buy a lipstick do your research. Search for reviews on the product and find out the ingredients that go into the lipsticks you are interested in. Then make sure to go and test the lipstick out. If you find out that the ingredients are harmful, please do not do this. If you feel indecisive after testing lipsticks because you find that they apply the same or have similar great qualities.  Then choose the one that is cheaper.  Sometimes the difference between a good quality 25 dollar lipstick and a 50 dollar one could just be packaging. The tube might be dressed up more and look fancier.

Be very careful when selecting a colour especially if it is a sheer formula

Lipsticks are honestly the most confusing make-up items created. The colour you see on the advertisement and even on the tester is definitely not how it is actually going to look on your lips. The shade of lipstick can be influenced by so many things. For one, you might think that the shade will be influenced by the skin colour and this is true. However what you might not know is that your natural lip colour plays a huge role in the way the lipstick’s colour looks.

This is especially true for lipsticks and glosses that have a sheer formula. When you wear this kind of lip wear, your natural skin colour will show. No matter how many applications you use the colour would never become a constant. Two people with different natural colours, if given the same sheer lipstick will end up having two completely different colours on their lips. So be careful when selecting your lipstick if it is sheer.

Hopefully the above will help select you gorgeous lipsticks that you will love and look absolutely fabulous in. just make sure to always do some research, it would help you.

22 Dec

Two things you should know about Lipstick

Lipstick, the fashion essential no one can go without. Take a look outside and you would see everyone from grandmas to young teenagers wearing lipstick or an equivalent. The reason why isn’t rocket science. It’s just that there is something so interesting about having colour on your lips. Your lips look beautiful and you can capture the attention of anyone you want. These days you can find lipsticks in all kinds of shades; from pretty pinks to even black or blue. There is such a huge variety so chances are you probably own quite a collection of lipwear.

It is not enough to just own lipsticks. You need to know more about them. So here are things you should know.

The price does not indicate a better lipstick

This is very important. Many people assume a 50 dollar lipstick is better than a 25 dollar one. However this is not always true. In some cases there might be a huge difference in the quality of the lipsticks but in many cases, not really. The difference between a five dollar lipstick and a twenty five dollar one would be huge however the difference between the 25 dollar one and the 50 dollar one… not much.

Before you buy a lipstick do your research. Search for reviews on the product and find out the ingredients that go into the lipsticks you are interested in. Then make sure to go and test the lipstick out. If you find out that the ingredients are harmful, please do not do this. If you feel indecisive after testing lipsticks because you find that they apply the same or have similar great qualities.  Then choose the one that is cheaper.  Sometimes the difference between a good quality 25 dollar lipstick and a 50 dollar one could just be packaging. The tube might be dressed up more and look fancier.

Be very careful when selecting a colour especially if it is a sheer formula

Lipsticks are honestly the most confusing make-up items created. The colour you see on the advertisement and even on the tester is definitely not how it is actually going to look on your lips. The shade of lipstick can be influenced by so many things. For one, you might think that the shade will be influenced by the skin colour and this is true. However what you might not know is that your natural lip colour plays a huge role in the way the lipstick’s colour looks.

This is especially true for lipsticks and glosses that have a sheer formula. When you wear this kind of lip wear, your natural skin colour will show. No matter how many applications you use the colour would never become a constant. Two people with different natural colours, if given the same sheer lipstick will end up having two completely different colours on their lips. So be careful when selecting your lipstick if it is sheer.

Hopefully the above will help select you gorgeous lipsticks that you will love and look absolutely fabulous in. just make sure to always do some research, it would help you.