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6 Timeless Advice for a Dapper Look

“A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.” ~ Hardy Amies

Whether you agree or not, the look and appearance have become judging criteria these days. Gone are the days when men were barely concerned about their clothing. The dressing style of an individual plays a very vital role in determining the personality. This is the reason why most men invest a lot of time in getting the much-desired dapper look. However, being dapper is generally misunderstood for donning the tuxedo look. Being dapper is not just about wearing the best clothes. In fact, In fact, regardless of your wardrobe, it is a way of stylizing yourself.

The write up has compiled some quick tips, for all the style connoisseur who want to don an impressive look. Apply the timeless fashion advice and caution in your daily life in order to turn dapper.

  • Self-grooming: Personal hygiene and grooming are one of the most decisive factors. No matter what you’re wearing, a neat, clean and classy look is a proven weapon to turn every head around. So, before you decide your wardrobe for the day, make sure that you take your hygiene to the extreme. Remember to bathe well and trim your beard before leaving home. Wash your face and apply a moisturizing lotion to remove the white patches and flakes. Along with this, your clothes should be neat and well-ironed.
  • Get the clothes tailored: Tailoring your clothes appropriately is the best way to get a noticeable difference in your appearance. Wearing the wrong fit is one of the major error of fashion. Not every man is as particular about the size as the ladies. The wrong fit can make or break your look. So, make sure that you get your attire tailored accordingly. Do not wear it if doesn’t fit. The attire should fit you like gloves.
  • Dress according to your age: Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable, but the style is more about being yourself. The contemporary styles may intrigue you at times, but make sure that you dress according to your age. So, do not try to fit into the fashion, but choose a style that fits your personality. This is the best way of dressing to the nines.
  • Accessorize your clothing: As a gentleman, you can never go wrong with a timeless statement wristwatch. It not only adds flair to your look, but also gives an elegant look. Most dapper men will be seen in a neat pair of formal shoes. Wearing an elegant footwear helps in power dressing. Along with this, the accessories should be according to the clothing. In case, you are in your formals, then, the ensemble should be formal as well. For casual outfits, you can go with the subtle ones that get you an easy-going look, yet oozes effortless style. Right from the cuff-links to the undergarment, everything contributes to the overall personality. Wear

Developing Your Own Fashion Style

Your style is important. Ask yourself every time you buy anything, every time you make anything, or have anything made: Is it in accord with my style? Does it meet the requirements of correct dress for me?

If you live in a little city or a village and suddenly found yourself on Fifth Avenue in New York City, would you feel conspicuous in your clothes? If friends from the fashion centers of America were coming to visit you, would you feel out of place in your costume? You should not. You have the same opportunity to be correctly dressed as any other woman if you will study and persevere towards perfection in dress.

We must realize that we have a style of our own and that we are of a particular type. This is recognized by every fashion authority in the country, and by every fashion publication, for if all women were to adhere to one fashion, one fashion only would be shown in the fashion books instead of twenty, thirty, or fifty different designs.

Look through any fashion book today and you will find round-and-round and up-and-down lines in the same issue – all with the idea of ​​helping women to clothe themselves correctly and of giving suggestions that will help them individually to find Appropriate styles.

Establishing a style for yourself and then perfecting it – be it in hats, gloves, shoes, dresses , or suits – will prove economic, and it will not be long before a degree of perfection will be acquired.

A prominent New York business woman, who is one of the most distinctly dressed women that I know, wears the smartest suits and hats and always severely tailor-made gowns. And her neckwear, usually a jabot or a stock, is so smart that you would never for a minute question whether it is authoritatively fashionable. She always wears high shoes on the street, and usually they have light-colored tops, because she is tall and the light tops of the shoes help to break the appearance of height.

One day, this young woman came to visit me. I could not refrain from remarking about the complementeness of her costume. I said, "If I saw your shadow, I should know that it was you by the harmony that your silhouette expresses and the very way you carry yourself."

She said, "Do you know that remarks like yours are what made me to persevere in acquiring my style of dressing? I used to think I wanted loose, floppy clothes in which I could relax and be just as free and comfortable as if I were In neglect when in a ferry boat crossing New York harbor, I saw sitting opposite me a line of crumpled-up women apparently enjoying their slovenly posture. Women on that boat, I thought, was unusual or had any desire to know better. I sat up straight and determined right then and there that I would acquire a style becoming and practical for me and …

Why Women And Designer Bags Need To Be Together

More often than not, we talk about how women love exquisite handbags. Yet, there must be a reason women love to use these bags. What makes these handbags the perfect accessory for women? Why do women spend hundreds of dollars to buy a handbag? What is the aura surrounding a luxury bag? Here is a look.

1. Everything at your fingertips … literally. A handbag makes sure you can carry around everything you need. Whether a clutch for a party or a tote for a shopping spree, a designer bag can carry around all your needs and wants with you.

2. They look fabulous. The difference between a mass-produced handbag and a luxury handbag can easily be seen if you place them side by side. The look, the appearance and the finishing of a designer handbag is far superior to that of a mass-produced handbag.

3. Value for money – This seems counter-intuitive, but factor in the longevity of an exquisite handbag. Once you have a classic handbag, you will not have to constantly keep replacing handbags because they wore out or because their zipper broke or any other reason.

4. Hand crafted – Exquisite bags are not mass-produced but are crafted with care. Every detail of the bag is taken care of minutely. This leads to the result being a beautiful, sturdy and long-lasting luxury bag that is usable in everyday life. What's not to love?

5. Variety – Take any famous design house. The variety offered by all of them is staggering. There are bags of every kind, for every purpose and made of various materials.

6. Perfect way to pamper yourself – You have worked really hard this year and now it is time to reward yourself. However, you might be apprehensive about spending a huge amount of money on a product you might not even use. Buy a famous brand bag – it is your answer to a perfect combination of utility and luxury.

7. Best gift – Whether birthday, anniversary or simply Mother's Day, you can never go wrong with giving someone a beautiful bag.

8. Elegance – Fashion design bags radiate elegance and success. A woman who is a carrying a designer handbag appears confident and seess to be in control of her personal sense of fashion.

9. Always in fashion – A classic handbag can never go out of fashion, even if trends keep changing often.

10. Best designer investment – Unlike other designer objects like clothes, brand name bags can be used indefinitely. …

Do Won Chang – An Exclusive Inside Story On The Founder Of Forever 21

The Asians have a knack for doing well in the US business world. One can say that they succeed because they have experienced the worst of conditions in their home countries. Going back is not the solution they would leave. Here, they do not have any other option but to work hard and succeed. This tenacity is visible in Do Won Chang, the founder of the retail chain Forever 21.

Today, this retail chain is a hugely successful one. However, only Do Won Chang knows the difficulties he had to face in life before establishing this chain.

Do Won Chang migrated to the US from Korea in 1981. The US can be a tough place for new immigrants. He had to work three jobs just to make ends meet. He had a family to support as well. He worked as a janitor, pumped gas at a gas station, and worked as an assistant at a coffee shop to meet his needs.

Sensing that this would lead him now, he started to think about opening a retail fashion store. The seeds of Forever 21 was sown at that time. Initially, the name of the store was Fashion 21.

He had adequate support from his life partner in this endeavor. She was the person responsible for the designing of the clothes, whereas Do Won Chang looked after the marketing aspects. Together, they made this retail chain famous all over the world with more than 480 stores worldwide. Today, Forever 21 generates around $ 3 billion dollars in sales every year.

They are devout Christians and believe in this religion a lot, because, you find the inscription "John 3:16" at the bottom of every bag. Today, they live in a posh neighborhood in Beverly Hills, California along with their two children. Do Won Chang has ensured that his children need not go through the problems that he has endured in life.

In my opinion, I believe that anyone can do anything they put their mind to. In this world, it is easy to feel defeated when you are working three jobs. If you are working endlessly and are barely getting by, you may what to change your life just like this amazing man did. You can start by getting educated in the industry you want to be affiliated with.

Luckily for you, there are experts who offer help to those who want to build their own brand and become their own boss. …

Fads, Trends Or Classics in Jewelry

They say that every woman should own a basic black dress, Why because of the versatility of it.
The many functions that it can be worn to. Mixed with a jacket to make a different look, add accessories and you have probably more looks. So to the subject of this article fads, trends or classics. Just what does that mean for today's women and her jewelry. What does she want to have in her collection, the latest fad, these seasons fashion trend or the really classic pieces? So lets examine all three.

First fads, A fad returns to something that becomes popular in a culture reliably quickly, but loses popularity dramatically. So is there a place for fads in your jewelry collection. Yes but I recommend not spending a lot on the pieces. Those pieces that everyone is wearing. And yet they're maybe that one piece of fad jewelry that you love. That you can see yourself wearing over and over. That's the piece that you want to invest more in especially if you're sure that it will not end up in you girls play clothes chest.

Now not all fads become trends, And thank goodness that many do not, if they did just what would the goodwill store's sell. We have all had our share of fads, the things we look at later and think just what was I thinking. The picture we wish was never taken. Thank goodness those jewelry fads do not stay with us too long. That something else moves in to take its place. It is arguable that a fad that remains popular for a significant amount of time typically loses its significance in current popluar culture as it evolves and becomes accepted into a society's everyday culture as trends (eg televison, internet, music, video games.)

One fad that moved to a trend and I believe has now made its way to a staple of jewelry designs is the Y necklace in 1995 you could see it on the necks of many celebrities, so then everyone wanted one. But soon the Y necklace is being made from every type of material, chains, crystals, gemstones and many more. So now you have a fashion trend.

The current trends in jewelry are deep, warm, regal hues, also clear crystals and even natural elements like wood, which was big in the summers hottest styles. And the current trend in metals is towards warmer toned metals. Bright and Shinny metals give a modern look, while the browns of antiqued metals give the dreamy feminine look. The other trend is mixing elements velvets with cottons. Multi-strand chains with different styles and sizes of chain. Ribbon, natural fibers and even yarns will make the fashion trend this fall.

One of the biggest trends in handcrafted jewelry was the chandelier earring. They are being slowly replaced by some longer, leaner styles. The stiletto earring will be the thing this fall. To me trends are the pieces that go with more than one …

Buying Indian Ethnic Wear for Women Online

Let’s raise a toast to the most loved fashion fad across the globe i.e. Indian ethnic wear. There’ something elegant & classy about the Indian fashion that has grabbed the eyeballs of bigwigs in fashion industry. Indian ethnic has undergone a drastic metamorphosis to such a level that every woman simply loves to flaunt herself in it. Fashion experts believe that Indian ethnic wear is the ever-green trend that will never go out of fashion as it has managed to connect every woman to her roots & culture. The demand of ethnic wear has increased manifold & the attire breed has occupied rack space in every women’s closet.

Women celebrate ethnicity by flaunting ethnic wear. They don’t just wear it, they embrace style in it. The trends in ethnic fashion change every day but the essence of the attire remains the same. It has become the most preferred choice of women worldwide. Be it a festival, occasion or a wedding, the first choice of attire that comes to mind is designer ethnic wear. One can find a wide assortment of styles & designs in ethnic wear that comprises of sarees, salwar suits, lehengas, kurtis, gowns & many more designed in varied fabrics, colors, styles, patterns & embroideries. It’s the only genre of women’s clothing that has so much to offer in terms of styles & designs.

These days, it has become very easy for everyone to follow the latest trends going on in ethnic fashion – thanks to the advent of Internet. Gone are the times when women use to hop on each & every shop in busy streets to find the perfect design. No one has time now to go out in crowded shopping streets to shop. With the technological advancements, women’s too have become advanced & are now opting to shop those vogue styles of Indian fashion online & get it delivered at the doorstep without any hassles. Yes, this recent trend of shopping ethnic online has gained too much momentum, as it provides the ease of shopping favorite & latest designs from the comfort of abode with so many options to choose from.

There is plethora of online shopping stores available that caters to the demand of ethnic amongst the women. These ethnic fashion stores are leaving no stone unturned to satisfy the inner shopaholic desires of women looking for latest styles in Indian wear. According to recent consumer survey, 49% of women love to shop ethnic wear online because of various factors like best prices, discount sale, free delivery, more designs & styles, convenience, comfort & lots more.…

Wedding Time and Money Saving Tips

Wedding planning begins right after engagement. You and your partner will decide whether to follow your dream wedding or just have a simple one and save extra cash in starting a family. For me, I’d rather have a simple wedding then save the extra cash for future use.

My fiancé and I have been engaged for more than a year. We started our oculars to hotels, reception areas, gardens and wedding expo 2 months after our engagement. We have learned so much from our visits on how to save money to be spent in reception areas, caterers and other important stuff.

This article will discuss the steps in planning a simple wedding.

For every wedding it should begin with saving – saving money for the wedding. This can be done right after the engagement or at least a year before the wedding. At this time, the couple should discuss and decide if they want the wedding that they dream or a simple one. Also, the couple should know how much they will spend in major things like church, caterer, reception, rings and clothes.

Since saving has been done, next is reservation. The couple should save the date and time of the wedding to the desired locations like church and reception areas. It is time and money saving if the church and reception area is few feet away from each other, probably a street in between. Or the place could a ride away. The couple should do the same in reserving hotel rooms and bridal car.

It is also time and money saving if the suppliers are within the vicinity of the wedding. Get the best caterer, cake maker and florist in town.

For photographers and videographers, wedding coordinators, makeup artist and florist services – you can get these services few bucks lesser than the original price. Check out the available promo dates for these suppliers. Of course, check their portfolio to make sure that they’re the best.

Wedding attire – I adore gowns made by famous fashion designers but I can’t afford it. There is a way to have stylish gown without spending big. All you have to do is get the design, get the same cloth and get a professional dressmaker.

The couple shouldn’t spend so much for wedding invitations and other paper supplies. Most visitors won’t be keeping the invitations and programs after the event. I suggest to DIY the wedding invites. It is easy to design using the computer and print it through the home printer. If you’re not good with the design ask your younger siblings or relatives to do it for you.…

The Fashion of Women’s Jackets Made From Leather That Is a Trend

Fashion for women is simple they always want to stay on trend with the latest ones that are available in the market. But the fashion sense of women keeps on changing and this is the reason that the market is always flooded with new arrivals. But still, there are clothes that are always in irrespective of the fact the fact that women have a habit of not repeating styles and that kind of clothing are leather jackets. The look of such jackets made from leather might change but the demand is always on.

Jackets made from leather are always in fashion:

Be it the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or even the present time women’s leather jackets are always a trend. Women from all around the world love to adorn this style because of the style that such jackets give away are unmatched. There are various kinds of such women’s leather jackets that are easily available in the market and the same are very popular amongst the customers. Some are long whereas others are made for some specific purposes such as biking.

Leather being an important material that has enthusiasts and buyers for it from all around the world comes a bit costly than the normal materials that are available in the market. It is also often seen that due to fact that the demand of the jacket made from leather is always high in the market so there are suppliers who offer faux ones in the name of leather. This is the reason that a branded company should be sought so that one ends up with the real leather jackets for the women.

Things to consider while buying such jackets made from leather for women:

Before you end up buying from leather there are certain things that are worth keeping in mind such as the quality of the jacket from leather. You need have a clear cut idea about the jacket made from leather that you are choosing to go with. The best way to make sure that the jacket made from leather that you are buying is worth is to buy choosing the right company to go with.

There are several companies that are available in the internet world that offers all kinds of such coat from leather for the women. It is important that the company that you choose to go with the best. So, to make sure that you end up choosing the right company you need to go through the customer feedbacks about the jacket from leather that is sold by the company. The previous customers will give you much idea about the company and what is the quality that they offer.

It is best to go with the company that exclusively deals with leather items. Such companies are in abundant that you can find out especially on the internet. Such companies which deal with leather goods are the best way to be assured that you are in the right direction of getting the coat made from …

A How-To-Guide – How To Become A Swimsuit Designer

How did they do it? It seems like one of the best jobs around, and obviously there’s a large amount of natural talent involved, but how do swimwear designers actually become swimwear designers? And can anyone do it?

Believe me, I asked myself these questions a lot when I first started out in the industry. Like many of us, I also harbored a secret desire to one day design my own range of swimwear. In fact, I still do. But, like anything, it takes a lot of hard work, and timing can be key. Designer swimwear is a niche market, and simply stated, only the best of the best survive. So while you may have a brilliant idea, this doesn’t necessarily equal success.

Starting out

The first step is to learn as much as you can. Like any profession, the more you know, the more valuable you are. I may not be a swimwear designer yet, but I certainly know a lot about swimwear. Be diverse in your knowledge base – knowing what’s hot in swimwear this season isn’t going to get you far. If you’re really serious about becoming a swimwear designer, research and familiarize yourself with all aspects of the swimwear business. Learn how to design, learn about swimsuit fabrics, understand the financial aspects of swimwear design. The opportunities and the wealth of knowledge at your fingertips is limitless, all you need is a little creativity and determination.

Getting a little heavy sounding? Well it is. But you needn’t get put off yet. Starting small, working on one element at a time and taking each part as it comes is the best way to go. All swimwear designers, including the most talented in the industry, all started somewhere, and bar a few, they usually started out small. My advice? Start by nominating a goal, like knowing all the American swimwear designers, then work towards it. Once you have achieved this, choose another one, like knowing all the European swimwear designers, and work towards this one. Becoming a swimwear designer is a process, and what you’ll be surprised at, even after a short period of time, is how much progress you’ve made. By breaking the task into small parts, you make the job of becoming a swimwear designer much more manageable and much less daunting.

Could you be the next women’s swimwear industry success?

I’ve had a lot of contact with a whole range of swimwear designers over the years, and they all say, no matter what their beginnings have been, that perseverance and patience is paramount.

Like the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you can’t expect to be the hottest new swimwear designer just because you want to be. That being said, a healthy amount of self-confidence will take you a long way – and believe me, if you’re truly serious about becoming a swimwear designer, you’re going to take a couple of blows. A thick skin is also a must – you’re going …

Rustic Style Clothing

Women love fashion, and rustic style is a trend that most women love. This style can be seen in a variety of clothing. The materials that are commonly used for it are corduroy fabrics. However, clothing is not the only thing that can represent the rustic style. Fashion enthusiasts often incorporate rustic clothing with pieces such as pouch, earrings, cowboy hats, and wristbands. The rustic look really becomes better when paired with cool accessories. Hollywood celebrities even wear lambskin vests, hue leggings, and animal print boots or pumps.

The rustic style is truly in for the fall season. Today, it is ideal for you to adorn yourself in dark hues. Funky and creative styles will also hit the stores this fall season. So, expect a dose of whimsy layers. You may combine knit, chambray, and brocade. You may wear a pair of boots with a silk dress. You may also wear high clogs, rolled khakis, and a feminine blouse. Then again, the pieces you must choose are entirely up to you. However, if you really want to be in rustic style, you can gain inspiration from runway models and fashion designers.

Some of the pieces that models wear are bow brooches, tiffany garden brooches, organic wool purses, khaki fur collar jackets, fur vests, postman boots, sleeveless cable cashmere cardigans, tweed blazers, fur platform boots, and tweed hats. These items clearly represent the rustic style. Anyone who wears these pieces will surely achieve the “glamour girl in the great outdoors” look. One good thing about this trend is that a lot of items that were trendy during the spring and summer can be worn to pull off the rustic style. So, buying new pieces of clothing is not really necessary. You can just mix and match certain pieces and add some new accessories.

Proper combination of what you already have is the key. Just keep in mind that chambray, broken-in leather, khaki, and plaid are must-haves for the rustic style. Once you have acquired these items, you can combine them with luxurious and dressy pieces. Also, you have to wear a lot of chunky jewelry to attain that feeling of faded grandeur. Nonetheless, you may also wear flannel shirts for casual activities. These shirts are also perfect for fun activities outdoors. Anyway, since your wardrobe is already set, you need to have your hair fixed. The rustic style is all about being casual yet attractive. So, you must wear your hair in a low maintenance but classy fashion. Ponytails, messy buns, and braids are some of the best hairstyles you can choose from. You may also have your hair cut short or wear a bandana to pull your hair away from your face.…

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