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Women’s Fashion – How to Stay in Style For Less

Here are five great ways to spruce up your wardrobe without spending a lot of money.
Most women have noticed that times are tough and there is less money to go around. It is easy to get stressed when funds are low and it can be especially depressing when you grow tired of your wardrobe but have no means of purchasing a fresh look. But don’t despair; there are still ways to keep you looking good without emptying your wallet.

Check out the following ideas for staying fashionable for less:

1. Go through your closet
Like most women, you probably have clothes you don’t wear often and have even forgotten about. Well now is the time to do an inventory check of your wardrobe.

Most likely you will find forgotten treasures that will feel like new clothes again. Also, be creative and try to make your old clothes work in new ways. For example, add belt to that old black dress you found and you will have created a whole new outfit.

2. Shop second hand
Your local thrift store may become your favorite shopping spot. There are many great women’s fashions hidden in the racks at thrift stores. You are sure to find many gently used clothes that usually cost less than ten or even five dollars.

After a careful search through the racks, you may walk out of a consignment store with a pile of new-to-you clothes for the same price that would only buy you one blouse from a department store. And don’t worry; no one will know they are used if you don’t tell them.

3. Throw a clothing exchange party
Throw a little party and invite some of your closest girlfriends with the charge to bring their old clothes they are tired of. At the party everyone can trade clothes and go home with different outfits.

This is a great way to freshen up your wardrobe with new clothes because one girl’s trash is another girl’s treasure. You’ll have fun partying with your friends and then you’ll leave with new-to-you fashions that you didn’t even pay a dime for.

4. Stock up on the basics
When buying clothes, make sure that you stock up on the basics, meaning clothes that mix and match nicely and clothes that go well with anything. This means that instead of buying a cool but loud patterned blouse you would be better off buying a less crazy top that works well with more bottoms and most accessories.

Another example includes buying neutral shoes instead of the bright red pumps that only match one dress. Your wardrobe may not be as exciting and unique, but your wallet will be fuller and you will have less stress during these economically hard times.

5. Get creative and crafty
When you don’t have the money to buy loads of new clothes, sometimes your only option is to get creative. Try things that you have never done before. Find some new funky buttons at your local craft store and sew them onto an old sweater to create a whole new look.

Try making your own jewelry; you can copy more expensive designs at a fraction of the cost or you can create your own unique pieces. Also ribbon is inexpensive and can be used to spruce up all sorts of outfits as headbands, belts, or whatever. Get in touch with your creative side and you’ll be sure to save money and possibly start a new trend in women’s fashion.

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How to carry yourself well!

What does it really take to be beautiful? Who are the beauty icon we should follow? DO we really need to look like a model?
The honest truth is that, simply looking like a model will NOT qualify one to be called beautiful.
Beauty is more than just the perfect hairdo, makeup, and clothes. Yes, those things help make a woman look good. But beautiful has a class of its own – a class a woman like you can achieve.
Of course, looking good can help as you make your way toward being beautiful. So here are some tips to get from looking good to becoming beautiful.

1) Your crowning glory
You don’t need to visit the salon every week, but neither should you keep your mane’ looking like a mat on your head.
Take care to keep your hair clean and shiny. On occasion (every 2 months or so), visit a hairstylist who can suggest a good cut that will suit your face and body shape.

2) Carry yourself like a royalty
The idea is for you to be able to walk down a street WITHOUT shuffling your feet and with your head bowed down as if apologizing for your existence. Good posture is indeed vital!
Push your shoulders back with your head resting squarely on your shoulders and stride! Walk as if every hall you pass is a runway – because it is.

3)You make the clothes (not the other way around).
Be realistic about your body shape. Not everyone’s got an hourglass figure (and guess what? Not everyone desires that either!).
Don’t torture yourself by forcing your body into clothes that will not suit and fit you. Appreciate what you have and dress to highlight your figure. You may consult your friend to determine what types of clothes that will flatter your body shape and make you look hot yet comfortable.
Finally, the best beauty secret of all….
Love yourself! It is by far the best beauty treatment you can get. Develop a positive attitude on everything there is about you – from the way you think, to how you talk and of course how you look. People will recognize that there is something about you that makes you irresistible – and that is when you feel great about yourself, no matter what others think or say. You can start being beautiful – now!

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How To Pick the Perfect Foundation

Picking the perfect foundation for your skin can be daunting. Here’s how to go about it while shopping in a department store. Remember, you always want to test before you buy. This is why it’s best to get your foundations from department stores rather than from the makeup aisle at your local pharmacy or grocery store. If you do buy from a drugstore, make sure it has a liberal return policy (like Rite Aid).

Here’s How:

  1. Before you pick the formula, you need to find out the right formulation for your skin. If you’re oily, look for words like “oil-free,” “oil-control” or “mattifying” on the bottle. Got dry skin? Go for moisturizing foundations with “hydrating” or “moisture-rich” wording on the bottle. Foundations containing glycerin glide on easily. For combination skin, determine if you’re more oily or dry and go from there. Cream-to-powder bases work great for combination skin. Mineral foundations work well on all skin types, especially sensitive skin.
  2. Consider if you want a light or medium-coverage. If you have good skin, but want to even out a few ruddy areas, consider a light coverage. For women with really uneven skin tone or blemishes, consider a medium-coverage foundation. Some women swear by mineral foundations, so you might want to try these out as well.
  3. Show up to the makeup counter with a clean, fresh face. It’s OK to wear eye makeup or lipstick, even moisturizer on your face, but you don’t want to show up already wearing foundation.
  4. Select a few colors that seem close to your natural skin tone. Go for the yellow-based foundations, which look most natural on all skin tones. However, if you’re very fair, try a pink, cooler shade.
  5. Apply a stroke of up to three colors on a cheek (the inner wrist or hand aren’t the best spots, contrary to popular belief). The one that disappears is the right shade.
  6. Take a good, long look — near a window. Ask to borrow a hand mirror and stand near a doorway, or step outside, to see which foundation looks best in the natural light. The right shade is one that you can’t see because it blends in so well. If you are purchasing from a drugstore, take a couple bottles to a doorway, hold them up to your neck and see which one matches the best or if you have a favorite shade you want to match, match the colors of the bottles, never the swatch on the display.
  7. Once you’ve bought the foundation, take it home and try it out. If you don’t like it you can return it. If you’re buying from a drugstore, purchase from one with a liberal return policy (like Rite Aid).

Tips:

  1. Try the color out on your jawline, not your wrist or hand
  2. Remember to stand in a doorway or outside to see if the color matches
  3. A foundation with sunscreen is a safe bet, but you will still need to wear sunscreen under your foundation. Also considering skipping foundation and opting for a tinted moisturizer (Laura Mercier makes a great one) instead.
  4. Believe it or not, today foundation is totally optional. It’s healthier for your skin NOT to wear foundation daily. If you have blemishes or pimples, try strategically placed concealer instead. Or just wear the foundation on the parts that need it most, likely around your nose and eyes and on your chin. Just make sure to blend properly.
  5. Go for different looks for evening and day. A light foundation is perfect for work or weekend. While a sexy shimmer is great for evening.

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Fashion Accessories


Are you interested in new fashion trend and you want to update your appearance as well as your wardrobe. You may not only want to examine the latest in clothing fashion trends, but also the latest trends in fashion accessories. Fashion accessories are quickly increasing, particularly in our celebrity-obsessed culture. But many of us still do not know exactly how to use them to our better meaning.

The term “fashion accessories” is very broad and includes a lot of things. Just like fashion clothing pieces, accessories come in terms of every size, shape and style under the sun. There are fashion accessories that are designed for children, teens, men, women, petite sized, and plus sized individuals. Below are a few of the major fashion accessory items in order to keep your look current and expand your coordination options.

Jewellery

The most well known fashion accessory is jewellery. For teenagers and children, fashion jewelry pieces that are famous often include colourful, oversized pieces, as well as charm necklaces, bracelets. For men, a famous and suitable piece of jewellery includes large pendant necklaces. As for women, trendy and popular fashion jewelry includes watches, earnings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, pins.

Handbags

Another most popular and necessary fashion accessory that you might want to look at is a handbag. Purses can also be trendy; it is the handbag that has become a real status symbol and major fashion accessory. They come in large amount of different styles so it is common to have more than one if your budget allows. Actually, many women out there like to match their fashion accessories, including their purses and handbags, with the clothing.

Updating your whole look is very easy and inexpensive, if your wardrobe is filled with classic pieces that flatter your body shape and suit your colouring, and then simply choose a new trendy, stylish handbag which instantly bring your look up to the minute.

Travel bags are also including in fashion accessory, but they differ from handbags in that a lot of them are designed for both sexes. A travel bag is generally a small bag that can be used as carry-on luggage for a plane ride, a nappy/diaper bag or a laptop carrying case.

Shoes

Another major fashion accessory is shoes, although many do not necessarily consider them to be. Most often, women’s shoes are related as fashion accessories, as compared to men’s shoes. One of the reasons for this is the amazing amount of women’s shoe style available, for example: athletic shoes, casual sandals, elegant sandals, flat dress shoes, stilettos, kitten heels, sling backs, mules, pumps and the list goes on. With handbags and purses, most women own multiple pairs of shoes. Shoes can make or break an outfit, so think about the type of image you want to portray and make sure your shoes fit with that theme.

Belts

Belts are also a major, compulsory and important fashion accessory. For men and boys, belts are not necessarily a fashion accessory as much as a fashion necessity to hold their pants up; it is not same for the women. Women’s belts come in different sizes, shapes, and styles and virtually every season there is a new “must-have” style. There are different casual styles, crocheted belts to wear with jeans, to elegant, black leather belts as a pair of slim line black trousers for work.

Belts, handbags, purses, travel bags, jewellery and shoes are just a few major of the many fashion accessories that you can use to make a good look into a great one. These are the real fashion pieces and a way to show your personality classic outfit. Fashion accessories are a great way to update any wardrobe.

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