Fashion Rules for Men This Spring 2014

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March marks the switch from winter to spring and it is also perfect timing to talk about spring fashion trends for men. Not only is everybody happy that the long cold months are over. This winter is probably the coldest winter and everybody just wants a bit more sunshine and warmer temperatures.

Lighter Fabrics

Aside from the season’s switch, it’s also time to rethink your outfits. It’s time to put the heavy wool and cashmere back into your closet and pull out your linens and cottons. Just because its warmer does not mean you can use some layering. Lighter fabrics can still be layered to protect you from chilly air.

Color Blocking

There will be more color blocked shirts on the street this winter. This is the new black this spring and you can easily pair them up with your pants or shorts. Patterns of color-blocked shirts can be horizontal, diagonal or vertical.

Outer Clothing

In the New York Fashion Week, bomber jackets are a big hit. When you are shopping for one, you will find a wide variety of patterns – printed, athletic, wool or leather. Try to look for a bomber acket that is not too bulky for your body.

Pants

This spring you’ll be seeing a lot of printed pants in the male clothing department. If you are choosing printed pants, find one that is well-tailored so that you won’t be mistaken for wearing your PJs out on a spring morning. A plain shirt would complement the print just right so keep it as minimal as you can.

Things to consider when shopping for high-heeled shoes

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Just because they look good on celebrities and supermodels don’t mean those heels are going to look good on you too. There are a few things you need to know before you buy heels—so you can guarantee that you won’t only be wearing them on those rare formal occasions when there is almost no chance you’ll be walking more than 5 feet, you’ll be able to wear them comfortably as well. Keep reading to find out what these tips are.

The Proper Fit

We know this is probably a ‘DUH’ moment, but a lot of women buy shoes that are at least half a size too small for their feet but don’t mind because “it’s too pretty!”

Well. Let me tell you that your shoe size changes each and every time you gain weight—so make sure you measure your feet before you go shoe shopping so you won’t be indulging them in a lifetime of blisters.

Consider Shoe Inserts

Your feet need all the support it can get, so if you can give it to them, why won’t you right? It’s not as if you won’t feel anything if it’s already starting to throb.

Choose Wider Heels

For the love of balance, please choose square toe box heels. Unless you consider yourself the queen of it all, then you can have pin heels, if that would make you happy. (Just always be careful though)

These are just a few things you should consider when shopping for high heels. Remember, not everything is about looking good. It’s also about making sure you’ll still be able to walk properly when you’re seventy years old.

The Big Dilemma of Losing Weight: When is it the right time to buy new clothes?!

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Nothing beats that feeling when you try to lose weight and you just keep going and going until you slowly start to see the results: Your waist is getting smaller, that double chin is starting to disappear, and your facial contours are becoming more pronounced.

But the best part of all? You’re finally beginning to shrink away from your clothes! Especially those dreadful jeans that can fit at least 4 children in there. UGH!

It pays to see the results of all the hard work you’ve been doing, and you start getting that itch once again. That itch of rewarding yourself with, what else?! SHOPPING!

But is it the right time to buy new clothes? Keep reading to find out.

Is it time?

Most of those who try to lose the excess fats have a specific weight in mind. So for example, if you’re halfway down your goal, it may mean that your old clothes could be flapping around you already. Buy clothes that fit, but make sure you set a limit to it, as they’re only temporary.

Buy from Surplus Shops

And why not? There are plenty of clothes out there that are pretty decent. And besides, if you’re really serious about going all the way with your weight loss, you’re only going to be wearing it for a little while longer.

Splurge when it’s time

The right time is when you have finally reached your target weight. THIS is when you know you truly deserve a reward for ALL THOSE MONTHS of working out!

Make it your goal. See it as your finish line. Nothing’s sweeter than knowing that at the end of the road, you have a whole range of fashion choices you can make for your lithe, gorgeous body.

See you there!

Is there a right way to show the skin?

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Just like everything else in fashion, there’s a right and wrong way to do things—and that involves showing the skin. Sure, there are times when you feel like showing a lot of it is the only way to go, but it also pays to give away just the right amount to leave some of the rest to the imagination.

It’s called skin strategy and you should know how it’s being done.

One off-shoulder dresses/tops

This style combines femininity with sheer sexiness, so make sure you have one or two of these in your closet to throw on when the need calls for it.

Leg Show Down

May it be a short skirt, dress, or a tiny mini, your legs will surely get the attention that it needs when you combine this with a somewhat ‘modest’ shirt or top with 3-quarter sleeves.

Backless back turner

Showing your back off isn’t just a sign of elegance, it also shows how comfortable you are in your skin. But choose wearing a backless dress carefully, to keep on the mystery. The length of the dress should be full on both the arms and the legs—if your aim is to show off your back and you wouldn’t want anything else in your body to steal the attention.

There is nothing wrong with being proud of your skin, but there’s something beautiful about keeping it simple as well. So always remember these tips. You’ll look radiant, no doubt.

Fashion Colors

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One of the hardest things to do when picking out an outfit for the day is choosing the colors that would match. It comes especially harder since people have now become bolder with their everyday ensenble  choices—and it’s either they look totally great or a big flop in the fashion department.

So here are a few things for you to remember so you don’t become the latter. It’s not so hard once you get used to it. Life is full of risks—and that includes choosing a color scheme.

Know what your Neutral Colors are

They are black, white, brown, navy, and grey.

Combining these neutrals with one color: Safe and Risk free

Combine two of these neutrals with one bold color so you won’t have to worry about clashes.

For example: Blue top, black jeans, grey coat.

Sounds simple enough eh?

Adding more colors

Don’t be afraid. Breathe. It’s not so hard as it seems. For example, you can wear your yellow shirt with your pink scarf, but make sure that you add a neutral shade to your outfit, like a navy skirt or black jeans.

You can also try a purple jacket worn over a royal blue top, then grey slacks. Simple, and not too complicated at all.

Use your imagination. And don’t take it too seriously. Remember, fashion is always about fun. There is nothing wrong with making sure you look good, but if it’s taking too long for you to decide and it’s already draining the energy out of you first thing in the morning, choose something safe. Choose the one-pop-of-color scheme or just wear neutrals from head to foot.

No sense in tearing your hair out over it.

Running out of Ideas on What to Wear? This is for you!

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The thing about us girls (and some boys) who are absolutely head over heels in love with fashion is that.. Well, though we really hate to admit it sometimes, we lose our fashion sense once in a while too. We don’t always get it right. We run out of ideas. We make mistakes—which is alright because we’re only humans after all.

And just like everybody else, we also get some of our outfit ensembles in magazines, which is also OK. We’re not perfect. So today, this is for all those girls out there who may be running low on fashion fuel. Here are the hottest trends for Spring/Summer of 2014.

Pretty in Pastel

If you’re feeling feminine, this is the way to go. Whether you’re wearing shirts or skirts or short shorts, this is the way to go when you want to look all girly and beautiful.

Holographic Dresses

The future is now with this stand-alone type of clothing. Make heads turn with a shiny, holographic dress and steal the spotlight from—well, just about everyone else. You are sure to stand out with even a few or no accessories.

Full Skirts

Be the belle of the ball with chic and feminine skirts. Go all the way with bold prints to make you look instant hot.

Sweatshirts

Yes. You read that right. Thank goodness for fashion sweatshirts you can stay comfortable while still looking hip and fashionable. And there’s a ton of prints you can try too, which would make it all the more fun to add to your ensemble.

See ladies? There’s always something for everyone, even if you’re not feeling up to it, even if you’re feeling like staying in your jammies all day. Once you try on these hot pieces for this season, you’ll feel like your old self again! Good luck!

How To Wear Your Crop Tops This Spring

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Just because they said crop tops are only for summer doesn’t mean it can’t be worn in spring. And spring’s here so take your crop tops out of the storage, coz you’re going to start having some fun with it—starting right now.

As long as you wear it with all the right pieces, you can never go wrong with a crop top. If you’re passionate about fashion, you’ll know what we mean.

Knitted Crop Tops

See, the weather’s just perfect, so a knitted crop top won’t only provide you with enough insulation, you’re also going to look hot in it too. Pair it with your favorite classic light washed jeans and a purse, and you’re ready to go.

Crop Top Prints

Here’s where you can put your black leather jacket to good use. Match a girly crop top (flowery prints and all that) with it and a short black skirt and you’re in business. It’s that pop of color which is going to draw eyes on you.

Sequins with Crop Tops

Here’s how you can paint the town red on any ordinary night. A sequined crop top paired with ultra casual and sexy boyfriend jeans with strappy sandals. Woot!

Crop Tops with Mid-length skirts

A crop top worn with a mid-length skirt is just proof that you can look feminine and funky at the same time.

These outfits are going to look great on you, we bet. And remember—there’s no limit to wearing a crop top. So go crazy!

The Adidas Stan Smith Shoes

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Here’s something that would blend perfectly well with the Spring season: The Stan Smith sneakers by Adidas!

More than 4 decades since it was launched in 1973, the Stan Smith shoe (named after Stanley Roger Smith, the tennis champion) has already sold over thirty million pairs.

In fact, it’s the best selling tennis sneakers of all time. And four decades since 1973, it’s still considered as one of the most coveted pair of sneakers in the world today.

Without a doubt, the design of the Stan Smith sneakers is plain simple. Why, some people would even consider it as plain. But its plainness could be the one why celebrities like Pharell keep wearing them in the first place.

Instead of Adidas’ signature stripes, what the Stan Smith shoes have on the side are 3 rows of perforated holes. Why? We may never know. But one thing still remains, it looks HOT!

Which is what makes it the perfect pair of shoes to wear whatever you decide to wear on this spring. It’s minimalist design is just right, and it’s uber-comfy too.

But are you thinking of buying one for yourself? Sorry, you can’t. They’re all sold out since January.

For the lucky ones who were able to snag a piece though—you are in so much luck. The 90′s fashion is back and the white sneaks are a hip essential to the casual spring outfit. Wear it with jean, a skirt of any length, a funky top, the right accessories, and you’re ready to go out into the world.

How to wear a skirt

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Ladies, the mini skirt may be the perfect way to show off those legs of yours, but that doesn’t mean there’s only one way to wear it.

The thing about fashion is that it’s fun, and that there’s always something new to do. And as long as you be careful with mixing and matching, everything’s going to turn out fine.

So here are a few new ways to wear a miniskirt. Flaunt it ladies!

Choose a Mini Skirt that’s Boldly Printed

Of course you can pull it off! But to make the pattern on your skirt pop a little more, stick to a plain white or black cropped top and sandals.

Skater Skirts

Yes, the skater skirt is one of the hottest items this season, and wearing them could make one feel too vulnerable… If you know what I mean. So wear boy short undies underneath it, and match the skirt with chunky pieces like boots and a thick sweater. That’ll complete your look.

Velvet Skirts

When you’re feeling feminine but still want to stick to something casual, wearing a plain velvet skirt with a top and sandals is safe enough to make you still look chic.

Crop Tops and Minis

Yep. They go together like shamalamala doompidinkidong, but it takes guts to pull ‘em off. Remember, you don’t really need to have an ubber toned tummy, though it helps a little. But if you think you can wear ‘em, then go for it!

So here’s your style of the day folks. There are tons more ways to wear the mini, so be adventurous! Life’s too short!

4 Ways To Rock Your Spring Outfits

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It’s official! Spring is here! It’s time to shove your winter clothes all the way at the very back of your closet, fashionista ladies. It’s time to get kickin’ with this season’s coolest spring outfits!

But hold on. Have you already given your closet a once over? Do you have everything you need in there? You probably do—because you always do. But just in case there are a few missing pieces, you can always go shopping, can’t you?

But that isn’t really the problem with this year’s spring fashion. Like we said, you probably already have everything you need in there, no need for a revamp. It’s the mixing and matching that could be the problem, and we’re here to help!

Cut Off Jeans

A pair of cut off jeans are always delicious. You don’t even need accessories, because you’re going to make your legs the center of attraction here. It hardly matters what you pair your cut off jeans with, but a nice tee would do, and a trench coat with a solid color would make you look chic even if you’re just running errands.

Lightwight Dress

We know. It’s not summer yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways for you to make use of ‘em. Wear a braided square cut sweater over it, and finish with a nice pair of sandals. Picture perfect!

Bright Colored Coat

A bright colored coat can go places with you, and you’re always going to look goooorgeous in it—as long as you know what to pair it with. For example, a plain top, skinny jeans in a lighter wash, and an equally bright-colored pair of shoes.

Now you got some pretty good ideas, it’s time to test them out for yourself. Be ready to make heads turn!

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