Wear Sneaker Wedges Efficiently

Casually

You do not have to run out and buy an outfit just to wear this new trend. Everything in your closet can be paired with them starting with jeans. Whether they are skinny, straight leg, flare or boot cut-which will make your foot look smaller- jeans are a staple that can go with any trend. For a more contemporary look, pair sneaker wedges with your favorite pair of colored skinny jeans, embellished top or chunky knit sweater and leather jacket. For a weekend relaxed look, one may go with dark denim boot cut jeans, t-shirt layered with a button down and/or favorite sweater.

Work

Women have been wearing sneakers to work for decades. They are the equivalent of wearing flip-flops with dress pants. The extra incentive with wedges are it gives you enough height to not let your dress pants touch the ground. Depending on your place of employment’s dress code – dress pants, a crisp white button down and blazer does not look bad paired with black sneaker wedges. If you forget to change into your


Benefits of Handmade Shoes

The first point to be noticed is that ready made shoes are made with the help of machines and all of them are made in a common standard. You can avail only those sizes and shapes that are manufactured by the company. But in the case of handmade ones, you are having the choice to make a shoe which is tailored especially to the shape of your legs. This is highly beneficial in the case of people with some medical conditions. Not choosing to wear the right size can also adversely affect your health.

The main reason for the high price of handmade shoes is that they are of high quality. The machine made shoes are mass produced and the chances for errors to creep in are high. It is difficult to check all the aspects of the shoe in a factory setting. Some branded shoe manufacturers do that, and for the same reason their products cost higher than most other footwear. The footwear which is handmade is of high quality because the laborer takes


Stay Stylish and Warm for Autumn

Typical autumn colours are making a welcome return for both men and women this year. Dark reds, rusty oranges and block colours of black and navy are all over the catwalk right now. The use of block colour is great, because it provides a blank canvas to which you can begin to introduce different combinations of accessories. This is where you can really start to get creative. Team together a hat, scarf and pair of gloves in a matching colour, (a rich deep red works particularly well with a block navy blue outfit) and then try contrasting different textures to create a multi-dimensional look.

Casual and cosy oversized knits are proving to be just as popular this year as last, and they’re likely to stay on trend right through to winter. Knits are particularly versatile and are a great way to stay both warm and stylish when it’s cold outside. They look great when teamed with a pair of black leggings, but if you really want to make a statement, try styling with a pair of cable-knit tights. Grey is


Brogues

Originating from the farmlands of Ireland and Scotland, brogues are taken from the Gaelic word ‘Brog’ meaning shoe.

Heeled leather farmers shoes were perforated to let any water that may get inside flow out, making them ideal for the wet conditions on the bogs and marshlands that they farmed.

From humble beginnings, the brogue’s potential was soon recognised, as it was used by Irish dancers, who loved the clean distinctive sound its heel made against the ground.

However, despite this more delicate use, the brogue was still put to use in the great outdoors in the form of walking boots- in fact, at this point in time, if you had asked for a pair of brogues, you would have been given a pair of shoes made solely for rambling.

Like many things in fashion, styles develop and alter, and eventually will differentiate into a different use. It wasn’t long until the brogue fell under this rule, after the perforations and serrated edges became more and more intricate; brogues soon became a mark of style and distinction for men.

The likes of Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra bought brogues into popular culture, moving them


About Sequin Prom Dresses

Sequin dresses come in a variety of styles, starting with the arrangement of the sequins themselves. Depending on how fluid a look you want, sequins can be rigidly attached to the dress; sewn tight, they produce a fishtail, mermaid iridescent effect that – as an added bonus – increases the durability of the piece. Attached like this, the sequins are likely to keep intact for many wears, allowing you to enjoy the piece over the years, and not worry too much as you dance the nights away. On the other hand, when sequins are attached in a looser way, so that they hang from the dress, it produces a tasselled tapestry style. The key effect of this design is that the sequins are able to reflect much more light, producing an incredibly beautiful result. Swaying with your movement, these sequins will impress and hypnotize.

Depending on the design desired, sequins have the potential to be arranged into incredibly intricate designs. Florals, harlequin styles, geometric patterns; sequins can be incorporated into a whole range of styles, illustrating their versatility. Subtle changes in the sequin tone across a dress can produce a gorgeous ombre effect, playing into one of


Modern Art of Scarf Tying

The Simple V Shape

When young women today wear scarves, they like them simple, casual and chic. This version is the simplest of all. Take an oblong scarf, or one that can be folded into an oblong shape, and fold it in half lengthwise. Put it around your neck and thread the two loose ends through the folded part. Leave it a bit loose not tight round your neck. Drape it to your left or your right side as this looks a little more chic than having it fall down the centre of your body. That is all there is to it.

To get the casual chic look, make the loose ends a little uneven as your fold it in half. This looks less formal. If necessary, use my secret tip and pin the scarf in place with a small safety pin from the inside of your top, dress or jumper. Make sure that the safety pin is hidden in the folds of the scarf.

You can also turn a left-over piece of light-weight material that is longer than it is wider into a casual V-shaped scarf. Use the same folding technique above.

The


Altering Your Fur Coat

Adjusting the Hem

Adjusting the hem is a great way to right size a coat that is just too long. Coats that are full-length can typically only be worn to very formal events, so taking up the hem can make your fur more appropriate for a greater variety of occasions. When you take your coat to an alteration shop, they will use a seam ripper to remove the original hem. With the coat on, you can determine the best length for your body, and your seamstress will pin the coat up to the appropriate length for a new hem. By taking your coat up to mid-thigh or even waist-length you can alter your coat to make it appropriate for a night out on the town or just running errands. Keep in mind that it is easier to take in a coat than to let one out, be careful not to make the hem too short.

Shearing

When remodeling a coat, most furriers will start by shearing off the top layer of fur, similar to mowing off the top layer of your lawn. Though it may sound odd, this serves to make the coat lighter, and


Finding Halloween Costume

Movie Costumes

Whether you’re a fan of 80’s movies like Robocop or Back to the Future, or you like to follow on newer releases like Avatar or The Dark Knight Rises, there is always a treasure trove of costumes available for your favorite heroes, villains, and everyone in between!

If you choose a newer movie, be prepared to bump into people that had the same idea as you, which may take a little sizzle out of your presentation. It’s always better to go with something a little older – not new enough to be outdated, and not old enough that no one will know what’s going on.

Attention Couples!

If you have a significant other in your life you can kill two birds with one stone by choosing a costume that will work together. You could be Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, a light switch and a light socket, a full size beer and a bottle opener – there are a ton of different options for those that want to go tandem, so just do a little research and decide whether you want to be funny or sexy. From there it should be an easy


Refuse to Fizzle

  • Color-Block
    This combination of bold colors is so cheerful and chic. It makes such an incredibly stylish statement with bright and vivid hues without being the least bit tacky (unless of course, that’s what you’re going for.) Designer’s use of this trend has shown us just what it can do to liven up a piece of clothing, but you can also custom color block your outfits on your own. Match a bright top with a neutral bottom, adding a jacket or accessories of complimentary colors.
  • Ombre
    This trend is named after a French word of the same spelling that means, “shaded.” The shading can be identified by one color that gracefully transitions into another. You’ve seen this style in clothes patterns and nail decorations, but I think it is best known for its representation in hair. I first noticed the ombre on Khloe Kardashian and I instantly fell in love. It looked so free and natural on her long, pretty hair and I immediately wanted to copy her.
  • Sheer Tops
    When I see woman in a sheer, button-down top I think “classy,” “professional,” and “elegant.” When it’s paired with shorts or skinny jeans in a more

Cotton vs Polyester

  • The Uses of Cotton and Polyester:
    Polyester is used for a wide variety of objects and in an array of manufacturing. It’s used for everything from floppy discs, to food packaging and of course, materials for bedding and bed linen among other things. Cotton is also very versatile, it is used in everything from clothing, to towels, to linen and 2010 estimates placed its economic worth at over £70 billion.
  • Manufacturing:
    Cotton is an extremely absorbent, breathable material and comes from the cotton plant. This means it is a great material for allowing the skin to breath and is also strong, durable and can be washed at high temperatures – making it ideal for cleaning of heavy stains. However, cotton can vary in quality depending on the factors used in its manufacturing. Polyester is man-made and comes from a mixture of chemicals, as well as water, oil and coal. It is not susceptible to shrinking, dries very quickly and won’t suffer from mildew.
  • Price:
    One of the reasons polyester is so popular is the fact it costs a lot less to produce than cotton and so sells for a lot less. Whilst this is generally true,

Hats Grow In Popularity

The trapper hat, which once was confined to Lumberjacks, Russian Soldiers and Eskimos has become a fashion icon of our times. With a huge choice of hats ranging from traditional fur-lined to through to the brightly coloured version with pom-poms and tassels, the trapper hat will never be seen in quite the same way again.

Beanie hats, which were once confined to ski slopes and football supports are now ‘de rigeur’ for any fashion conscious young person. Bugatti and Bruno Banani are both German brands but this phenomenon is not confined to the Western world as teens from all over the globe positively embrace this new trend in the fashion world.

High profile superstars and A-listers help of course and when such luminaries David Beckham, Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo) and Madonna to name just a few, are seen wearing these new fashion accessories their fans will eventually follow suit.

It’s not just golfers who wear baseball caps nowadays either. Rappers like Eminem, Kanye West and Snoop Dogg have all made the peaked cap the must have accessory for the youth of today. This is a trend dating back to the 70’s and the rise of the


Jacket or Hoodie

Jackets are one of the oldest items of clothing in our history. The word ‘coat’ can be traced back to the Persians however, they have been a standard part of a person’s wardrobe since as far back as the middle ages. Now there are jackets for almost any occasion or activity that you can think of.

The Hoodie has a similarly archaic provenance, having first been worn by monks in medieval Europe. It wasn’t until the 1970s when hip-hop culture started developing that the hoodie really became popular, and this popularity continued well into the mid-nineties. By which time the hoodie had also found a home within the skateboarding and surfing cultures.

Within recent years however, the hoodie has garnered a rather undesirable reputation. Hoodies have often been used to conceal a person’s identity whilst they engage in criminal activity. This has resulted in the, often unfair, stereotyping of anybody seen wearing the garment. Many bars and shops still exercise a ‘no hoodies’ policy, excluding those who choose to wear hoodies from their premises entirely.

Although the hoodie is still popular within many factions, there are those who have shunned it completely, because of its


Plus Size Fur Coats

First of all, understand that a fur coat is an investment that could potentially last for several decades with proper care. They are rarely cheap, so this decision should be researched thoroughly and approached carefully. If this is your first fur, you will be able to get more mileage out of it by choosing a style that you can wear again and again, for a variety of different purposes and in multiple environments.

The more wears you get out of your coat, the less it will cost per wear, meaning more enjoyment and a greater return on investment. For this reason, it is advisable to first consider where and under what situations you can most often wear your fur. While a dramatically elegant full-length coat is great for a black-tie event, you are far more likely to wear a comfortable stroller that will make you feel sexy and confident in the most environments and situations possible.

  • Length. In general, the length of a coat determines the formality of the situations to which it can be worn, in addition to the way it hugs the curves of your body. A longer coat is also more fussy and