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Trendiest Accessories To Buy At Women’s Clothing Boutiques Online

Online shopping is fun and can lead you to some really good sources of rare fashion finds, understated color schemes, personalized clothing options and accessories that are in tune with the latest trends. Whether it is an elegant everyday bag that you have been hunting for or a statement clutch, it becomes easier to find them all when you don’t have to worry about exhausting yourself by running between shops.

Once you browse through cute dress boutiques online, you are exposed to an array of matching accessories too. While it is great to be spoiled for choice, this same choice can get a little complicated. So, have a look at this list and get things more focused before you start shopping. Here are a few of the trendiest accessory must-haves for the coming cold season.

Blanket scarves

These are here to stay for quite some time. Not only is their size a welcome appeal, it is also the variety of prints and styles that they are available in, that makes them one of the most useful fashion accessories to have in your wardrobe. What’s more? You can drape them in so many ways that there can be a new look for every day of the week.

Drop necklaces

Be it a series of decorative and colorful half moons or basic pendants with a modern spin drop necklaces in new designs when chosen rightly can add an ideal finesse to every kind of attire. You can look for metallic pieces or ones with beads and shellwork. Even cozy knitted fabric necklaces can be picked up to add to your winter wardrobe.

Beanies

Another chic and functional accessory to look for at women’s clothing boutiques online, beanies should be picked in an assortment of colors to go with several casual dresses. Plus, they help you out when you are running out of options.

Chokers

The latest addition to the necklace trends, simple thin chokers go well with casual as well as formal attire. Apart from lightweight metal options, you can also buy them in velvet and lace, with scalloped designs or fringes.

Nude belts

If you don’t have one of these already, you need to buy them as they go well with every color, are very useful and fit right into so many styles effortlessly. The neutral and yet, not-entirely-neutral aspect of nude colors like beige, browns or peach tinted earth tones are ideal for several occasions and with different color combinations.…

Fashion Designs for Women in Wheelchairs

Women in wheelchairs often find that their physical condition can severely limit their choices in clothing in addition to their mobility. Clothing is manufactured which is designed to be comfortable and easy to use for people with mobility problems, but there has been a tendency to design with a “one size fits all” approach, making clothing which cater to any kind of disability without taking style into account. Now designers are emerging who cater to women who want up-to-date fashion designed to be stylish and comfortable in a wheelchair.

Clothing designed for use in wheelchairs is generally made to accommodate any disability. This can be very important for people who suffer a lack of motor ability in their hands, as many wheelchair clothing manufacturers include Velcro seams with feaux buttons, making it possible to dress themselves independently. If you are able to use buttons, however, you may prefer a button-down shirt, but still want it to be designed to look good while you’re in a sitting position. Clothing is usually designed to look its best when a person is standing or walking.

Clothing design for people in wheelchairs has been slower to evolve than wheelchair design. You can get a variety of wheelchairs to match any disability with any cause, but most wheelchair-appropriate clothing design is designed to be accessible to anyone. Clothing for men with mobility problems is usually very classical, including polo shirts, feaux button-down shirts, classic pants, jeans, or khakis with elasticized waistbands, and sport jackets cut a little shorter to look good in a sitting position.

This isn’t as much of a problem because men’s clothing design is more uniform to begin with. Women’s clothing is much more complicated and varied. Women’s wheelchair clothing, in addition to sometimes not having the option of excluding Velcro seams or other accommodations that, depending on your situation, you may not need, are often also very classical or even targeted towards senior citizens. Senior citizens make up a large part of the market for mobility products, and while there are older people who want to use up-to-date clothing, the stereotype is that they may have an antiquated fashion sense.

Designers are finally catching up with wheelchair fashion. There still aren’t many sources of fashion clothing for people in wheelchairs but the market is expanding. These designers tend to focus on simply making clothing which looks good and is comfortable while sitting down, which may make them a tempting option for people who work in an office as well. Jackets are designed not to bunch up when a person is sitting down with the jacket buttoned, as are shirts and blouses. Pants are designed to accommodate your stomach in a sitting position, using elastic or loose-fitting waistbands, as are skirts, which are cut at a length which is tasteful and won’t get caught in your spokes.

With new wheelchair fashion designers, women in wheelchairs no longer have to feel that they can’t use up-to-date, fashionable clothing which looks and feels good.…

How to Politely Reject a Christmas Gift

Contrary to many films of the festive nature, Santa usually sucks at gift-giving.

It happens to the best of us on Christmas. Somebody doesn’t do their research, buys a last minute gift and — what do you know? You don’t want it in your sight. In fact, you dislike the gift so much you un-friend them on MySpace.

Don’t fret! The solution is here.

We’ll help you open the doors to kindness and sharing this holiday season with a guide to politely rejecting those really bad gifts on Christmas – without the tension, domestic violence, and getting your car window smashed with a brick.

1. Be caring, patient and slow. Pretend like you’re speaking to a person who got held back in third grade a few times.

“I know you a long time, Your Friends Name, and I appreciate this gift very much. However, I’m only going to use this watch when I go swimming when there’ll be a lesser chance of me smashing it – you know how clumsy I am (laugh naturally) ” and give them a light hug.

2. Make eye-contact while saying “Thank you!” a lot followed by their first name

Another easy way to politely reject a Christmas gift is to say: “I love the thought you put into this, Your Friends Name. I’m going to put this into my safe – and treasure it every time I open it. Thank you.”

“Wow, a toaster is all I ever wanted for Christmas (Long pause). Will you please hold onto it for when I buy some bread? I really want that moment to be special. Thank you, Your Friends Name.”

“You’re so cute. It’s not even weird that you got me a bra for Christmas, dad. I’m going to wear it at my wedding, after I graduate from elementary school.”

Easy GIFT REJECTION Tips:

* Use a softer-than-usual voice and smile a lot – don’t over do it though!

* Say “Christmas is so relaxing, and peaceful” often to remind them that it isn’t appropriate to choke a family member or friend.

* Cheering for others’ gift-unwrapping is an easy and pro tactic to avoid the need to reject a gift altogether! Try it out!

* Pro Tactic: Give them your gift immediately, while they are opening theirs, pass their gift to a trusted relative who will dispose of it with discretion (Skip Step #3 ONLY if you’re a pro)

3. Place the gift in clear view if it is small, showing you aren’t going to throw it away until after Christmas day.

This is important. If you skip this step, there’s a chance they’ll catch the scent of betrayal. Santas are very, very temperamental. Place the gift in the open to show how much you care about their feelings.

If you have been compromised, or called-out, just pretend you’re secretly in love with it… put it on if it’s clothing, and casually parade around until you see them notice this obvious display of satisfaction. Then …

The History of Affliction

Back in the early days of MMA, a small clothing company in Signal Hill, California, rose up to become a big name in the hardcore fashion genre. By sponsoring big names in UFC, like Georges St. Pierre, Randy Couture, and Quinton Jackson, as well as heavy hitters from other hardcore arenas, Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley and Zab Judah, Affliction was able to show that to emulate your MMA or heavy weight boxing idols, you had to wear the same clothes they were wearing. Affliction became the leader in the “Wear your attitude” fashion field.

Started up in 2005 by Tom Atencio, Todd Beard, Eric Foss, and Clifton Chason, the brand was conceived by fighters for fighters, which helped lead to the success of Affliction, and some of the offshoot companies that would develop through the business model Affliction had created. Sinful, a line of Affliction clothing for women is characterized by the religious expressions, like angels or angel wings, or other symbolic imagery – doves, burning hearts, roses, and skulls are also commonly found on Sinful outfits. Xtreme Couture, a division of Affliction developed by Randy Couture and his wife Kim Couture in 2007, carries UFC clothing, as well as fitness supplements, and MMA training facilities.

It wouldn’t be MMA without drama, and the Affliction brand has had its share. In late 2008, co-owner Todd Beard opted to resign after receiving a restraining order from Randy Couture’s wife. The restraining order became necessary after Beard carried out a “campaign of terror” against the Couture’s because they asked him to provide a thorough accounting of the profits. On the Canadian front, night clubs in Vancouver and Victoria, BC, as well as notorious night club Cowboy’s in Calgary, decided to bar patrons wearing Affliction or Ed Hardy clothing from entering the premises, claiming that the clothing was a gang related uniform. Affliction responded by claiming no affiliation with gangs, and that the clothing is simply an “upscale men’s boutique brand.”

After a few years of sponsoring UFC fighters, the Affliction team had a difference of opinions over business practices with the UFC management. Affliction decided to become MMA promoters, and formed the company Affliction Entertainment, which cost them a lucrative spot in the UFC ring. After two successful co-promoted events in 2008 and 2009, Affliction got hit with a curve ball with less than 60 hours before their next event. One of the fighters in the main event was rumored to have positively tested for steroids, and would not be permitted to fight in the event. In what was a probably humbling experience, the Affliction team decided to take up the UFC’s previous offer of ad space on the Octagon and the UFC fighters, providing they ceased all fight promoting operations.

UFC president Dana White said in a statement “We are excited about the return of Affliction to the UFC and look forward to seeing our fighters once again walk into the octagon wearing the Affliction brands. Affliction is an …

Latest Fashion News: Cool in Pink

The pink color has always been seen as girly and overly feminine, and that’s why, in the fashion world, it has been avoided by lots of women over the world. This color was left for little girls who love to look like princesses. Nevertheless, this color is creeping its way into the fashion world, finding a cool way to be worn by It girls and stars. You don’t have to feel overly girly when wearing pink; there’s always a way to adopt the color in a cool fashionable way.

Include in your wardrobe the pink color in its different hues; rose, peach and blush, in a not so cute way. As part of our latest fashion news and tips, here are the tricks to wearing pink. Ready for pink fashion?

One Item in Pink

In order to wear pink in a cool way, you should choose an item in the pink color, and the rest of your clothes must be in different colors. You can include a little pink in another piece, but it should be minimal. For instance, if you wear a pink skirt, wear a white blouse with a pink drawing on it.

Pink Words

Choose pieces that aren’t pink at all, like a jeans skirt and a white blouse. Make sure the blouse has words written on it in the pink color. Your pink here would be minimal, but still eye-catching and chic.

Pink with Metallic

The best way to make pink really hot and elegant is to wear it with metallics. Choose silver as it makes pink really light and neat.

Muted

If you are really averse to the pink color, pick items in a muted color. Choose peach hinted clothes instead of the more shocking colors of pink. That’ll be really cool in the winter season. What do you say?

Pink with Contrast

To break the color, wear it with items in green or blue. When pairing pink with cool colors, it will be more chic than ever.

Laid-back

When you are looking for elegant items in pink, make sure they are laid back and slouchy. Choose silky blouses and not so tight pants.

Masculine

Pair the pink color with menswear. For example, wear a sweater with a masculine blazer. You can’t imagine how attractive you will be. You will sure be the center of attention.

Aren’t you really excited to follow these latest fashion news and tips by wearing pink clothing now?…

Modern Day Cowboy Style

Western movies did more than just entertain us. Society became fascinated with the lifestyle of the cowboy. County and western music emerged, and so did cowboy style. Western clothing has changed a lot over the years. The style of true cowboys of the American frontier wasn’t actually all that stylish. Function was more important than style to the old west cowboy. Clothing was rugged, protective, and plain. It was designed to provide protection from the elements and the stock they cared for, and it was priced to fit a cowboy budget. The western wear of fashion is designed to mimic the basic appearance of old west cowboy gear, with a stylish flair that sets the style apart from the rest.

Gene Autry and John Wayne brought the cowboy way to the big screen, but they also influenced the entire sub culture of western style. What started out as rhinestones and fancy boots has evolved into bright colors, tight jeans, and exotic boots to satisfy even the most unique taste. While much of the fashion world is moving toward standardized, generic clothing and a look of conformity, western wear is moving towards individuality and creativity. Western wear has a few key elements needed to complete the look, but the beyond that the options are endless. Cowboy hats are a staple of western style. For summer looks, straw hats offer comfort and a cool style. Felt fur hats provide more warmth, and looks that scream cowboy. Western shirts are typically long sleeved and button up, but beyond that, styles can vary as much as personalities. Pearl snaps or pastel colors, plaid or vivid patterns, western shirts offer a variety of choices to complete the look. Jeans are another important key to the western look. While many jean manufacturers cater to the western industry, names like Wrangler stand out as nearly synonymous to cowboy style. Jeans tend to be tight fitting and boot cut at the ankle, in a variety of colors and fabrics.

Accessories such as boots, belts, and buckles make the western style complete. In most other fashion industries, the belt is what is important, but in western wear, the buckle takes the stage. Large brass or silver buckles are large and elaborately carved to make it more statement than accessory. Boots are probably the most important part of western attire. With thousands of styles, materials, and colors to choose from, boots show the rugged style of western wear. Styles such as lace ups and ropers are the primary style of boot, but they can be found in materials from leather to sharkskin, and in just about any color you can imagine. A diverse collection of boots and hats can make a western outfit look unique every day.

From the rich history of the old west, western wear is not only about style, it’s about tradition. Western wear shows that we value and admire the tough guys of our past. The hardworking cowboys may not have worn the styles we see …

Difference Between Mens and Womens Clothes

Fashion is a hot issue and clothing of various types are on the rise. Brands have come up with their own varieties and other low end manufacturers have won a good market share to producing replica clothing. It gets very confusing at times trying to decide what the difference between men’s and women’s clothing are. Let’s look at this issue one a time.

Clothing Lengths: Men’s clothes mostly appear in fuller lengths compared to women’s. Mens long-sleeve shirts, suits and trousers are heavier, consuming more material than women’s attire. Ladies clothing which may include skirts, blouses, tops, shirts are often lightweight requiring lesser clothing material. Since women’s wear are designed to be more revealing than men’s, they normally require lesser fabrics.

Design: Men’s informal and formal clothes are often sober compared to their female counterparts that come in various fantasy world inspired designs. Since women are more delicate than men, their clothing also reflect this in terms of designs. Women’s garments could include fairy inspired accessories, furs, glitters and more that make ladies more conspicuous.

Prints: Female prints swerve in the direction of floral and feminine inspirations with the use of almost of types of bright and attractive colours. Menswear reflect blunt prints whereas womens clothes show more lighter and inspiring colour that brighten days up. Popular feminine colours include pink, violet and varying shades of brighter colours the like of yellow and orange.

Number of Pieces. Men’s clothing are mostly confined to two pieces except long johns which are specialty work wear. So trousers and shirts which can include jeans, pants and so on supplemented by tops, T-shirts, long and short sleeve shirts and polo tops is it for men. Womens clothing numbers are not limited to a certain quantity, they could wear one piece dresses, two piece skirt and blouse, three piece short skirt, shirt and leggings or even as many pieces as possible including accessories such as scarves and so on.

Traditional cultures could demand even more clothing for women such as veils for Muslims, special uniforms for nuns and many more.

However, certain clothing and accessories may come as unisex which means they are equally suitable for men and women hence making it easy to go for any. This is particularly common in certain clothing types such as urban and hip hop clothing, vintage styles and street wear passions especially those inspired by celebrities. This is also true for clothing accessories such as hats, caps, sunglasses, bandanas and the like.…

Portuguese Clothing

Portugal boasts of long sunny summers that often extend to the autumn season. Winters tend to be moderately cool with numerous bouts of rain and thunder. Clothing requirements are adapted as per seasonal changes in Portugal. Most people prefer traditional dressing styles. Many people have incorporated modern dressing styles into their wardrobes, yet are not too fashionable.

Women have a natural tendency to wear traditional patterned dresses. Most women prefer to wear dresses, and men may choose to wear jackets and ties. The Portuguese are not fashion-conscious people. Most people prefer informal clothing, and this is evident in the minimal variance between work and social clothing. In case of business meetings, men may be seen dressed in formal, well-matched suits or sports coats. Women may also choose to wear suits or pantsuits at the work place.

It is advisable to keep windbreakers and jackets on hand even though the summer and autumn seasons are relatively warm. This is because evenings could turn cold and people may need to face cool Atlantic winds. Most day to day wear as well as Sunday wear reflect and keep alive traditional customs and preferences. Cotton turbans are commonly worn by workers as a protection from glaring sun rays.

Those who live in the rural areas of Portugal prefer to wear simple, loose, flowing clothes. Many of them are traditional fisher folk and wear attire suitable for fishing and going out sailing. The need for fashion is limited, and many rural regions boast of people who continue to wear clothes that may be considered to be from a long gone-era, with very basic designs. Tourists find such clothes to be very unique. Many shops may cater to the demand for such traditional clothes, as a tourist attraction. An important characteristic of Portuguese clothing lies in its simplicity of design, free-flowing designs, and soothing colors.…

Fashion – Become an Alpha Male

To become an alpha male you must know how to project yourself in the best possible light. Image can be defined as a mental conception of an individual.

Our image of somebody is created by the beliefs that we have about that person. It may be the impressions we form when meeting somebody new or it may be an individual's reputation that has developed over time. Our impression about other people may be based on how they look, speak or behave. A person's overall image may consist of a variety of factors, including their clothing, grooming, voice tone, vocabulary, body language and social behaviours. Your image is so important because other people will make assumptions based on limited information. For example, somebody may be perceived as trustworthy because they maintain strong steady eye contact. They may be judged as capable, professional, successful, intelligent and wealthy because they are well dressed. The reverse is also true. This chapter will focus on how to create a powerful and positive image through dress sense and fashion.

In all societies throughout history, fashion has served as an indicator of social status and cultural belonging. It is true that the manner in which people dress proclaims their place in a given society.

Military uniforms provide a very obvious indication of power, status and rank. By adopting a uniform you make a clear statement of your alliances. In politics, leaders of countries will deliberately alter their appearance when dealing with foreign cultures. Eastern leaders will dress in their own style in their own country but when visiting and negotiating with a Western nation, they may abandon their traditional garb in favour of a Western-style suit. Similarly, European politicians will carefully calibrate their wardrobes to establish a link with a particular audience.

Perhaps the greatest example of the power of appearance occurred during the televised 1960 presidential debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Kennedy looked youthful, tanned and relaxed in his slim-cut suit. Nixon had a five o'clock shadow, looked rumpled and perspired throughout the debate. After the debates, polls indicated that those who had listened on the radio overwhelmingly thought that Nixon had come out on top. But among those who saw the debates on television, the vast majority felt that Kennedy had done a far superior job. And we all know how that election turned out.

Fashion Tips 1

Many men have serious problems when it comes to fashion. It can cost so much and clothing trends and styles change so quickly. Of course, there is no simple solution to fashion. Everyday your style may change depending on a variety of different factors. This section will teach you, in depth, the best way to look your absolute best, in every situation. Once you are finished reading it, go over the main points to internalise the teachings and your fashion sense will improve dramatically.

Take Note of Stylish People

The first step of fashion excellence is to become aware of what other people are …

What Is Street Wear Clothing

Street wear clothing was original came in 1980's. Its roots are in skateboarding. It is a retro look inspired by the sneaker culture and hipster. It has an element of vintage-style sneaker. But do not be mixed up with hip hop. It is not like hip hop with those big, baggy, super size clothing. It is usually just wearing casual and comfortable pieces like jeans, t-shirts, baseball caps, and sneakers. But as the years go by they added some distinctive pieces.

This kind of clothing was adopted as an urban fashion in Japan until it goes international. Japanese learned, watched, and took the street wear to the next level. Many started label. It is all over the globe. Europe makes their own labels but sadly there were lots of copy cats just wanting to make cash. They forget design they go for the profits they're going to get. But there were few that did stand out and gain respect.

In street wear clothing, you can express yourself. You do not have to copy every fashion in the magazine. It's like standing out and giving everybody a hint of your personality. You can be overwhelmed today by this kind of clothing. It is beyond belief because you can make your own mark. The sense of individuality makes these kinds of clothing. They expressed it by adding light-hearted, quirky, bold graphic prints in bright color, or retro logos. Especially in this modern time, not everybody wants to go with the trendy fashion today. They want something else, so they create their own style to make them unique.

This kind of clothing does not go away because there is always one person that wants to be different.

However, street wear clothing does not necessarily mean affordable clothing. One of the elements of street wear clothing is limited or the collector's edition pieces. Buying and wearing these rare clothing will make the individuality and not looking like a member of a group. …

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