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What to Wear with White

White goes well with anything. Make your whites come to life by pairing them with colors, prints and jeans. If all-the-way white is not your cup of tea, there’s an almost infinite number of ways to wear white right. StripesPlay up your stripes by pairing them with plain white trousers or skirts.SkinWhite not only helps show off prints, it also shows off your healthy skin. Opt for some sexy white draped, off-shoulder or biased-cut tops, or low jersey dresses. Your bare skin offsets the goody-good…

What to Wear with Pink

What to Wear with Pink

Some women don’t like to wear pink. They probably feel that it’s too youthful, too girly, too cutesy. And there’s also that unfortunate stereotype that wearing pink makes one look like a naive, vulnerable female.  But pink looks good on almost any woman. It makes one look feminine. Be careful  though not to go head-to-foot “Barbie-pink” or your outfit might be mistaken for a costume or a candy-store uniform. Here’s how to wear pink the right way:Neutral shadesChoose neutral shades such as white,…

Sustainable Clothing Solutions

Sustainability is now a very significant word. In the past, classy and chic are the ones that are in, but with the recession gawking at us, a new trend has set in and it shouts: For keeps!Clothes and garments that can be used over a long period of time is a good way of saving time and effort and money, not to mention closet space. Here are a few ideas you might want to take a peek at:Bamboo fiberBamboo Fiber is very soft, smooth, and comfortable to wear. It can absorb sweat easier than other fab…

Get The Gossip Girl Look For Less

Get The Gossip Girl Look For Less

Apart from the controversial plot and the steamy twists of this teen series, we love Gossip Girl for, what else? the clothes of course.Unfortunately, a single (head-to-foot) look from the show is going to cost you your entire college fund. Portraying millionaire and billionaire upper eastsiders, naturally every last bit of clothing and accessory worn by each character is a designer piece. Fortunately, there’s always a way to get the look without costing you an arm and a leg. Here are a few ways …

How to Avoid The Tacky Look

What was hot 20 years ago in the fashion scene may not be that hot today. The reason why many men and women tend to look tacky is due to the fact that they do not move on from what they are accustomed to during their generation. For some, they tend to exaggerate playing dressing up with themselves that they look very much ‘more than the usual.’How to avoid looking tacky? Having an age that is very much close to forty or even more does not give anyone the license to look bad. Looking good and in …

How To Get The Celebrity Look: On a Budget

How To Get The Celebrity Look: On a Budget

Looking like a Rockstar or even one of the Sex in the City character will cost a lot. Socialites and Celebrities have nice skin, nice hair, fashionable and everything they own is expensive. A bag can feed a person good for a year or even more. A glass can be worth a common employee’s one month salary.It is the money issue that is hampering many men and women out there to look good just like their favorite public figure. However, the money matters must not be that much of a problem these days wit…

Luxury Lost its Lustre

Luxury Lost its Lustre

I read this book called “How Luxury Lost its Lustre” by Dana Thomas a journalist who has covered style and the luxury business for The Washington Post, Newsweek and The New York Times Magazine . It’s about how luxury is not what it used to be centuries ago and how your luxury goods are made at the same place where their fake counter parts are made too. Centuries ago, luxury is for royalty and aristocrats. Everything is custom-made according to their wishes and only the best materials were used. …

How to Look Taller

How to Look Taller

Everyone desires to be tall. At least tall and slim as the supermodels strutting down the runway in designer clothes. Who wouldn’t want to trade her 3-inch heels for a natural towering physique? Height matters in the fashion industry. To make a standout, one should make her presence felt with a soaring stature. But not all of us are blessed with the coveted height. For the horizontally challenged, here are some hip and fab suggestions for your wardrobe to create an illusion of tallness:Vertical …

How to Dress On a Budget

How to Dress On a Budget

The average clothes-loving woman would normally only dream of wearing that cashmere coat while carrying along that Gucci bag and strutting around the strip with Manolo Blahnik shoes. Even though you may not have enough money to shell out for such a shopping splurge, you may still look sophisticated and trendy without having the hassle of spending too much on exorbitantly priced shoes, clothes and what have you. In other words, you can still afford to be fashionable while keeping your finances in…

Holiday Fashion: Spicing Up Your Holiday Style

Holiday Fashion: Spicing Up Your Holiday Style

The holiday season maybe over but it’s never too early to start planning for the next one. Looking great for the numerous Christmas parties can be quite a chore. Here are some surefire methods to make sure you are the focal point of any party, that is aside from getting completely plastered. Dress things up by going all out with the bling. Dress things up with jewel-studded sweaters, jackets, dresses, hand bags and shoes. With the coming trends of metallic and spacy looks- it would be trendy and…