The first thing to consider is the fabric. Heavier fabrics like wool, tweed, leather, denim, corduroy and velvet will keep out the chill. Avoid cotton, lightweight polyester, satin and silk. It is a good idea to layer thick tights or leggings during the winter to avoid freezing.
Secondly, consider the color and pattern of the garment you choose. Solid dark colors are best as well as statement making patterns in deep rich tones. Avoid florals and light colors as they are out of season.
Third, make sure the top you choose is extra warm to offset the cold. Cardigans can be worn underneath a long fitted coat. A hat and scarf will also help you keep the warmth close to your body.
Maxis are the most hassle free. Keep the length between mid-calf and right above your ankle. Any longer and the bottom hem could get wet or dirty from the floor. Micro minis seem like they would be the opposite of what you want to be wearing. But layered over leggings, thick tights and knee
Black and white is the classic pairing and very easy to find. If you are just venturing into this trend, try this first. Pair a black and white patterned top with solid colored bottoms. Any pattern will do! Try florals, stripes, polka dots, checks or skulls for an edge. As long as the pants or skirt are in a bright shade, you will be fine. No soft pinks or beige. This trend calls for boldness. To finish the look, your shoes can either be black, white or the same hue as the bottoms you chose. For a subtler outfit, wear denim and neutral flats or heels. Add the third pop of color with a bright handbag or clutch. Another idea is to wear a black and white striped skirt, emerald green heels and a white top. Accessorize with emerald earrings or a green purse. High-contrast is attention getting, so a statement necklace is absolutely appropriate.
Weddings are also appropriate for this trend. Belt or sash your wedding dress with a jewel tone like amethyst or ruby, matching the bridesmaids’
This cap flatters all women because of its classic style. For casual outfits, try a red plaid skirt, blue blouse and bright cardigan. Add black tights, chunky heels and finish with a red cloche. The color in the hat and skirt tie the whole ensemble together. Another idea is to wear a grey bonnet with a romantic white top over a floral print skirt. For a retro look, try a pair of printed red shorts tied with a black belt. Tuck a white button down into the shorts and roll your sleeves up to show off the stack of bangles on your wrist. Red heels and a matching hat finish this casual yet chic look.
Cooler weather calls for a different approach. Try thick maroon tights and leather boots under a crocheted dress. Layer a cardigan and a grey coat over your dress. Wrap your neck in a scarf and add a hat. It is a very chic and very romantic look. For a twist on this same style, instead of the
First, choose a shade that compliments your natural skin tone. Cooler skin with blue and pink undertones looks good with bright and crisp white. Skin with yellow, orange or red undertones can wear ecru or eggshell. Warmer skin with dark or light brown shades look beautiful with cream and ivory.
Secondly, make sure your undergarments are as close to your skin color as possible. White has a transparency to it that could prove embarrassing if you wear the wrong color bra and panties. Also, make sure your dress is properly lined for extra coverage. In addition, make sure the fit of your dress is not too clingy. Black is more flattering than white when it comes to a tight fit.
Third, choose proper accessories. Simplicity works best. You never want to overwhelm your outfit, especially in this particular hue. A splash of color with a scarf or statement necklace should be enough. You can even counteract with black jewelry, purses or cardigan for some high contrast visibility.
Spring and summer calls for light and flowy fabrics. Chiffon, cotton, and jersey are welcome during these seasons. Try a billowy tank dress that comes just above your
Jilbab can be referred to as any loose outer garment the covers of women and conceals her body shape. The phrase of jilbab is found in the Quran meaning “the recitation” is the central religious text for Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from god. There is no pictures of any Jilbabs from the 7th century so, it is not clear if the modern Jilbab is the same garment as referred to in the Qur’an. A Jilbab is a type of clothing that is very similar to an abaya. It is worn over regular everyday clothing and is quite loose. They are very similar to an abaya and is also described as a long rope. They can come in many different styles, may often contain embroidery of some sort, some Jilbabs come with no hood. Some come with buttons and zippers that are on the front were as others may be in the sawn up pattern, which are to be worn over the head.
In Indonesia, the Jilbab covers the head including the hairs and ears that is referred to as a headscarf. Some modern forms of Jilbab include the visor that aims to protect
Large clutch purses are usually made of very sturdy and strong fabrics like patent leather, denim, canvas etc. They might have a handle to hold them or a flap on top to keep everything inside in place. One can clutch these by the handle or just by the flap with their hand. Some of them come with zippered pockets on the inside, but depends on how large the purse is. If the purse isn’t too big, there is usually not any additional pocket inside.
Smaller clutch purses have more choice in fabrics in general. They can be made of satin, patent leather, polyester, chiffon, even cotton. They are mostly embellished with rhinestones, beads and sequins or crystals of some kind. The closure on small clutch purses is a very important part of the whole piece, because they are usually made very artistically and are decorated with rhinestones and beads. The hardware on the purse usually matches all the way, the metal on the outside, to the closure, the chain strap and the rhinestones are usually all the same color.
Over the years, these purses are being used more and more by girls and women equally. They
Solid colored sweaters are the easiest to style as they can be paired with any other color or pattern. Try a muted grey worn over a multi-colored printed tank top and white shorts for a summery look. Accessorize with espadrilles and a casual leather clutch purse to finish it off! If you want a brighter palette, try a teal or mustard knit over a fitted black top, short denim skirt and funky wedges. Carry a tote and some funky crystal earrings for some extra bling. Or try a bright red cardy over a black and white striped dress and yellow heels for an unexpected extra pop of color!
Mixing prints and textures may be intimidating but the great thing about cardigans is if you feel intimidated or insecure about it, you can always take it off. Try pairing a teal lace dress with a fitted bodice under a loose black and white tribal shrug. A southwestern print short sleeved knit worn over a navy blue top with a small floral print looks great with jeans and boots. Add a textured and spiked envelope clutch to complete this eccentric yet stylish outfit.
For more formal events, try
When designers put these two together, the bottom half is predominantly the spotted skirt. Spots are more slimming than stripes and that is why designers do this. In a Westfield Trend Report catalogue I noticed a model wearing a spotted skirt teamed with a white blazer and a striped top. A white blazer was chosen because her skirt had more white than black in it as the spots were small and in an irregular pattern. Her simple top had an equal amount of black & white narrow stripes. The secret is in only seeing a small amount of the stripes so that the combinations are in unequal proportions. With no matching colour in-between, spots and stripes together can look clownish. To keep it modern, add some colour in your accessories. Coloured shoes or coloured bangles work well. To look super-stylish, I would add either matching coloured shoes and bangle and black & white earrings or black & white earrings and bracelet and coloured shoes of your choice. Do not add a necklace as you will lose the effect of the black and white top.
If your spotted skirt has more black than white in it and you
Women’s jackets and coats are very useful items of clothing; they are versatile and are definitely an incredible fashion statement. There are many fashionable coats on the market which can be described as both stylish and trendy. So where can you find these attractive pieces?
Of course, you need to know what size you want, but you also have to decide on the brand. Online shops offer very attractive deals and prices. While a savvy shopper can browse online and therefore come across the best deals, first-timers should always visit a retail store to check which size fits them best. Or, if they want, they can order online immediately, but should do so only from stores that offer a 100% refund.
Branded goods are always better (according to most people), but they are definitely more expensive than ones which are not branded. Does this mean that non-branded ones are of a poorer quality? Well, no, many non-branded products outlive the branded products, and you can ask any fashion enthusiast about this. People who love to follow the latest fashion trends but do not have a large budget can always opt for unbranded items. There are many
During 1879 Thomas Burberry invented gabardine fabrics to be applied to trench coat designs and productions. In 1901 Thomas Burberry submitted his designs to the United Kingdom War Office. Which was then used for militant wear and in the Second World War he revamped the design to a shorter length and making the coat more practical to enable the soldiers with more mobility. When re-designing the trench coat, Thomas Burberry had to ensure that he applied the features demanded by the regulations of the Greatcoat,leisure wear and the features of the military waterproof cape. The British Army but only those with the ranking of Officers and Warrant Officers Class 1 wore these. The trench coats had shoulder straps for epaulettes, large pockets to store their maps and flaps and vents for odor prevention. Burberry like Aquascutum then also designed trench coats for public use and it was suggested that Thomas Burberry was then socially referred to as Burberry due to King Edward VII demanding, “Bring me my Burberry”.
On the 29th of August 1917, New York Times reported that there was a growing demand for British trench coats in Plattsburg. It also described the change in design,