Category: Trends

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.

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.