Fashion Dressing For Success

Being in the fashion industry you would think that all the men and woman I meet have an amazing sense of style. Well you would be wrong. You should see some of the get ups that come into my building. Yes, you can take more risks when you dress in my business, but, some people look like they have lost their minds. Sometimes it isn’t just that they look odd, but they are just clueless. From one extreme to another I have seen it all.

The first thing I am going to talk about sounds like a no brain-er. But, many of us have made these faux pas’. You must always be well-groomed. That means clean and styled hair (no roots). Make up that doesn’t overpower and refresh your lipstick (if you are a woman) throughout the day. Make sure you have manicured nails and toes, no chipped polish and no art on your nails. Leave the rhinestones for the weekends. Clothes should be clean and in good repair. Hem skirts and pants so that they do not drag. No flip-flops to work (this is a personal peeve of mine). Perfume must be subtle. You do not want anyone distracted by poor grooming. One of the things I suggest investing in is a good haircut.

Another aspect of dressing well is focusing on fit and proportion. When buying clothing it is important to buy clothes for the size we are and not the size we want to be. A basic blazer can add a lot of punch to an outfit if it fits you right. Find a good tailor to help you with this. Everyone’s body is unique. There is no way for a fashion line to make their fit perfect for each body. That is why a good tailor will make a difference by shortening sleeve lengths, hemming skirts, nipping in waists. Well-fitting clothes really look expensive. This is what can make mediocre – special!. When buying a piece of clothing, always buy it to fit the largest part of your body and then the seamstress can adjust accordingly. Also bring the shoes you intend to wear with the piece if it is a skirt or pant. Proportion is also crucial. You do not want to wear a long blazer with a long skirt, all over tight clothing, or all baggy styles. Fashion magazines, catalogues, and the internet can show you what shapes work best together. How clothing fits and works together is as important as the pieces you buy. So always remember fit and proportion when putting together an outfit.

It is now time to build the foundation of your wardrobe. These are the key pieces that you will build around. Make sure that these items are the best quality you can afford. They should be modern silhouettes, but not so trendy that they will be out of style in a season

1. Classic blazer in a neutral color

2. Black pants

3. White button front shirt

4. Black dress

5. Trench coat

6. Pencil skirt

Build your clothing around the core pieces you have bought. Read magazines such as Lucky and In Style which show you practical ways to put outfits together. Go on-line to web sites such as Ann Taylor and J Crew which also show outfits. Download, or tear out photos of looks that you like. You can take them to the store as inspiration for how to put your outfit together. Also when you get to the store there will be displays that will give you further inspiration. Take a friend that you trust who will give you unbiased advice as you try on different items. Then choose the pieces you want to try on. Be adventurous. Try on lots of things and experiment. Try on pieces you may not normally consider. I take my 18-year-old daughter shopping all the time. She likes my taste and I am her wing-man of choice. I always have her try on things that are different from her traditional wardrobe and many times she likes it and puts together something new. My latest look for her is shorts with tights and boots. Love the look for college students. You should be looking to flesh out your wardrobe. Don’t feel you have to do this all in one day. It is a work in progress and you will always be shopping. Once a month should do it. You will need more skirts and pants, probably 5 -10 tops/jackets/cardigans and an extra dress or two. When putting together an outfit, use one basic, one wow piece, and a jacket or cardigan to complete your outfit. Also remember that one item can be worked in different ways. You can buy a pant that you use to go with a cardigan set, blouse and jacket, or a sweater. Go shopping and have fun.

My favorite part of the outfit: is shoes!! I love shoes: boots, flats, platforms, pumps, all of it. Shoes can really make a statement about you. This is where I like to splurge. I buy good shoes mostly, but I do throw in some inexpensive flats from Payless for walking in the street. Working in Manhattan the sidewalks can really trash your good shoes not to mention your feet and back. Payless has really cute flats and it beats walking to work in sneakers (hate that!). I am really careful with my shoes, having the bottom tips and heal lifts replaced often and constantly polished. I have a pair of Dolce & Gabbana sling back black pumps that I bought on sale for $350. Sounds expensive? Not really when you consider that I have them for several years, wear them all the time, and they make the outfit. If you amortize the cost over wearings it probably has cost me 25 cents a wearing. Good value right? So get some good pairs that you can add to your assortment. You need to own a black pump, a great pair of dressy knee-high boots, a ballet flat, and a pop color shoe (maybe red) as your basic assortment. Of course you can add to that and have some fun. I have a leopard print pump and platform booties that I love.

As I have been writing this, I realize that this is a lot of clothing to purchase all at once. So my recommendation is to start with 10 easy pieces and build your wardrobe from that. Start with the core foundation pieces and a pair of pumps with some cool t-shirts and it is a good beginning. Then you can build around them.

I want to mention undergarments. Sometimes an outfit can be lost due to poorly fitting bras and underwear. If you haven’t been professionally fitted for a bra in the past 6 months go to a department store and have someone do that for you. Our bodies’ change so what might have worked last year could not work this year. Also, many women don’t know how to fit themselves. You could be wearing a 38C but really need a 36D. A professional is trained on how a bra should fit. Get a nude color to wear under white tops. Not a white bra which will show. Of course you will also need black. I am kind of basic myself and do not buy colorful bras. I would rather spend my wardrobe dollars elsewhere. Your undergarments should be smooth; you do not want to see any bumps or seams through your clothes. The best invention for women is spanx and their knock offs. This will smooth out your body so you do not have a muffin top or a bulging tummy. No more girdles, this the new shapewear.

My mother has tons of handbags. She has all sorts of styles and colors. When she dresses, she changes her bag to match her outfit. I, on the other hand, do not have the time or the desire to do that. Here is where I cut corners in my wardrobe. I buy the best neutral handbag I can afford for the season. I make sure I buy it on sale or at an outlet store. Then I wear it every day. I like to buy good quality handbags as I like what they say about me. Also I never seek to match my bag to my shoes (unless they are both black). It is a very dated look.

Accessories – the frosting on the cake. Accessory designers are doing such good work that sometimes the fakes look like the real thing. I buy accessories that are inexpensive but add punch to an outfit. You can take the most basic of outfits and add a great neck piece with earrings and wow! When dressing, at the very least you should put on earrings. You can then add a bunch of bracelets or maybe a group of chains around your neck. A great silver or gold cuff is terrific with a dress. It is the rare person who can pull off earrings, rings, and bracelets all at once, so try not to overdo. Also not every piece should be big and bold. One big bold piece in an outfit is enough.

It is time to pull it all together. Try to plan your outfits over the weekend for the coming week. Check out the weather so you can plan your clothing accordingly. Start with the basic pieces of your look, the dress, skirt, pant or suit. Add a top to go with it. Then you put on the top piece which is a cardigan or jacket (if your outfit isn’t a suit). Do a basic with a wow piece. They can’t all be wow and if they are all basic make sure the accessory pieces are the wow. Always try new combinations for all your pieces to keep the looks fresh.

Good luck in Dressing for Success!

Fashionable Dresses For Baby VS Comfortable Dresses For Baby

When you set out to buy baby clothing you have to choose between fashionable dresses for baby or comfortable dresses for baby. Of course most parents want to buy fashionable dresses for baby, but they also want their infant to be comfortable, so the parents struggle with their choices.

Fashionable dresses for baby generally have a lot of lace and decorative trim. The lace and decorative trim can scratch the infant or irritate their delicate skin. Comfortably clothing is usually made of cotton materials, has little, to no lace, and fits a little loosely.

Fashionable dresses for baby are tiny little replicas of adult clothing. These items are usually found in boutiques and specialty stores. Comfortable clothing for infants usually consists of sleepers, tee-shirts, and garments made of soft cotton.

An infant cannot express to their parents how uncomfortable their clothing is. They simply fuss and cry when they are uncomfortable. Most of the time the parent finds the baby fussing and they check to see if they need a diaper change. When they discover the diapers are clean and dry they usually decide the baby is hungry and they feed it.

Most of the time the infant will suckle at a bottle even when they are not truly hungry, so when the bottle is offered by the parent the baby drinks it and becomes too full. The infant then has a stomach ache from drinking too much and they cry even more. Sometimes the extra food causes them to vomit because they are so full.

When the child throws up they usually get some of this on their clothing and the parent changes the outfit they were wearing. Once the outfit that was creating the fussy baby is removed the child can sleep comfortably. The parents never realize that their child was merely uncomfortable do to the clothing that they were wearing.

When you dress a baby try to think about what it would be like for you to be lying in that outfit. Think about the items you like to wear to bed and wear when you are lounging around the house. Provide the infant with clothing that will be as comfortable as what you would choose to wear to bed. Rub the material of the outfit against the inner portion of your arm to determine how irritating it could be to the child’s skin. You have to be very careful about these things.

Goals of Buying Wholesale Fashion Dresses

Have you ever considered buying wholesale fashion dresses? These days, it is quite logical and practical to do so. We all know that tag prices of almost everything have gone significantly higher. Women’s fashion clothing and accessories have always been expensive but they are pricier today. Budget-conscious and entrepreneurial women find strategic ways to be able to shop without spending too much.

Wholesale fashion dresses are available for women who want to buy the items at lower costs. However, not all women are open to the idea of buying a number of dresses. Some women who do so cite several logical reasons for doing so. Here are the major goals of women who opt to buy wholesale fashion dresses from various wholesalers in communities and online.

First, women who find and purchase wholesale fashion dresses intend to buy large quantities at a time. Buying wholesale is not for women who do not like collecting several pieces of the same dress at the same time. Why would you do so? It could be that the fashion style or design you like is available at several other colors for variations. Some women may love one style because they look prettier in it. Others just cannot find other styles that are equally attractive when worn by them. When you buy wholesale fashion dresses, you should prepare enough money to make a large purchase.

Second, women who buy wholesale fashion dresses are aiming to buy clothes at lowest possible prices per piece. It is a common knowledge that wholesale buying is more practical. It could require bigger cash out because you are buying many pieces per transaction but if you would calculate the price per piece, you would discover that you could save by up to 75% compared to when you buy the same piece from the nearest fashion retailer to your address. This is the reason many women startup a small or simple fashion retail business whenever they purchase wholesale fashion dresses.

Lastly, buying wholesale fashion dresses is carried out by women who are always on the lookout for reliable, stable, and trustworthy wholesalers. This is advantageous if you are planning to continually purchase such items at wholesale in the long run. If you have been accustomed to buying in bulk, you surely would want to build a harmonious business relationship with a supplier. This is important if you are retailing items whenever you buy wholesale fashion dresses.

Women are more empowered today. If you are planning to startup your own simple fashion retail business, you should start scouting for good suppliers of wholesale fashion dresses. You could sell the items at your own shop, at home (to your relatives, neighbors, and friends), or online using your personal Website or social network account. Aside from that, it could be the best way to buy fashion dresses at very reasonable costs. You would never possibly buy the same items at such wholesale prices when you shop at fashion retailers even at hefty discounts.

A Glimpse Behind Fashion Dress Up Games

You can now encounter a lot of games available in the Internet. These games are enjoyed by adults and children alike. Most games you can find are puzzle games, hidden object games and the likes. Other games are too violent kids to play. And also, there is one game that girls would surely love: fashion games for girls.

Fashion games for girls can actually be enjoyed by women of all ages. These games allow your creative juices to overflow. These fashion games for girls bring out the designer in everybody. You can get to design, choose, buy or dress that you think will suit your avatar. This game is adored, especially by the mothers. Most parents are very thankful for this game because it keeps their children entertained. Plus, it helps the children avoid playing the violent games.

Aside from being free of violence, these fashion games for girls are also devoid of charge. Other sites offer you free download. But almost all sites allow your children to play online, thanks to the flash technology. Some of these are even found on social networking sites like Facebook. In these sites, you can find them in the form of an application. You can even add or bookmark these applications in your account profile for easy access.

To entertain children of all ages, these fashion games for girls can be played in different level of difficulty. In this way, even teenagers can get to enjoy this charming game. Also, there are things that are added in these games from time to time. This is to help ease the boredom.

There are also fashion dress up games that involve real models and real designer bags, clothes, shawls and shoes. Teenagers will surely be in awe with this fun fashion dress up game. Keeping up with fashion and trends is very essential to teenagers and once they play this game, they will be updated about this season’s hot picks.

To top it off, fashion dress up games can also be a great learning experience for those children that are aspiring to be a fashion designer someday. Since it offers different styles and trends, your child can develop a good eye for fashion at a very young age. Your child can experiment with different styles: formal, glamorous, summer, hip, and casual and a whole lot more. This is also the greatest introduction to the fashion world because your child can even launch her own fashion show that features her greatest designs and creations. There are also critics that will be judging the show that they’ve put up.

The only thing that a parent needs to do before he allows his child to play this game is to check that the game that your child is playing is free from virus. Other than that, you don’t have to worry anything.