Ever wondered which fit of jeans is right for your body type? Read this article to once and for all answer the question: Do these jeans make me look fat?
Read this article to discover the magical fashion powers of the cardigan. With many options and styles, learn how theres a cardigan for every budget.
You never did everything you were told, so don't start now (especially when it comes to your wardrobe). Learn how to step out on fashion faith and live on the wild side, even if you are less bold.
Best known for his role as a sloppy delivery guy on The King of Queens, Kevin James leaves his bad taste in fashion for his roles and shows how outerear can trule complete an outfit.
If you think shoes are just shoes, you may want to read this before your next shopping trip. Find out how your shoes may be tripping up your look.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
1. Realize: No one is looking at you! I know you may believe the entire store from the sales associates to the children shopping with their mothers are looking but they aren't. They are too busy doing the thing you should be doing: shopping. Don't believe me? Just survey the room and you'll realize its all in your head.
2. Dress Great, Feel Great! I know it may sound odd to wear nice clothes to go buy more nice clothes, but trust me it will make you feel better. Not only will it make you feel like you belong in that trendy store, but it will send a message to any floor workers that: you know what you're doing, you don't need desperately help, you know your body so, they can go help someone else.
3. Carry A Handkerchief. If you know you sweat, carry something to wipe off your face, hands and any other locations. Not only will you save yourself from looking like Frosty when the sun comes out, but it will give you the opportunity to incorporate a new accessory thats functional yet fashionable. Stopping the sweating early will help stop the snowball effect of feeling more and more and more uncomfortable.
4. Just Try It On! Don't take the size on the tag as the final verdict. Different designers and brands cut their clothes differently so, if you like it take it to the fitting rooms and just try it on. There you will be able to see if the clothes fit, how they fit and if you even like it. Please don't just buy it because you'd rather "try it in the comfort of your own home." If it doesn't work for you, put it back like everyone else does. This is the joy of shopping, no pressure, no commitments.
5. Come Prepared. If you don't like any of my tips above, just do some research. Most retailers keep their inventory updated and you will be able to see if a store has your size in stock or not. This can save you gas and time. Also, shopping with certain items in mind will keep you from becoming overwhelmed by all the racks in the store. Coming in knowing what you're there for will eliminate any nerves or anxiety you previously had.
Though anatomically correct, this has always looked awkward to me. It also poses another issue; however is one supposed to use the restroom when the fly is located over your stomach? It is quiet miraculous that this gentleman found a pair of jeans with such a high rise (space between the waistband and start of the inseam). Most pants in western fashion have low rises. The crotch being so close to the waistband makes it virtually impossible to pull up the pants that far up, unless you plan on castration. Hey, you have to suffer for fashion. Just kidding!
Well, I can't really blame you. One can only wear what they can find and so you end up wearing jeans like this:
...WHICH, I honestly don't find anything wrong with once you put your shirt down. But the issue does occur when you turn around or bend down to reveal the inevitable "Plumber Butt" and someone yells out "Crack Hills." (A problem I've had and one that a belt doesn't fix.)
So, what is the solution?
Wear suspenders. Once again, I am just kidding; don't wear suspenders. Thank goodness there are some wonderful companies that allow you to create your own custom pants if you really want to. One site being MakeYourOwnJeans.com which is great because you can customize your jeans, slacks and even leather pants. I have yet to try them out, but I sure do plan on it especially since jeans start at $49.
But, if custom pants isn't your thing or you're weary of online clothes shopping, then maybe you just haven't found the right fit yet. If you need help please refer to our Find your Fit post.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
- Formal: A nice pair of slacks (lighter colors for daytime i.e. khaki, darker colors for evening i.e. black or navy) and a long sleeved button-up shirt (stripes or some pattern - not plaid - are always good if you don't want to wear a tie) If you are wearing the shirt with NO TIE and leave the top two buttons open (it will elongate your neckline making you look taller and slimmer.) Appropriate socks and dress shoes.
- Informal: A good pair of dark-rinse denim (leave the faded/light rinse and/or torn jeans at home) and a solid color polo or long sleeve v-neck sweater. Casual footwear (boat shoes for daytime, casual lace-ups, etc.) Leave the basketball sneakers and sandals at home (unless theres a moonlit walk on the beach, then carry them along).
- For Both: Its always a good idea to carry a nice button-up cardigan or casual blazer (sweater vests may also look nice.) This way if it gets too warm or too cold for you (or your date) you can easily remove, add, or share without much fuss.
Sunday, February 10, 2013