Hurray! We are in the middle of summer and we are totally digging it. School’s out or you are probably on vacation from work and you love every minute of it. The sun is shining… wait, maybe a little too much. No matter how much we adore summer, we have to admit that some days with heat wave feel like hell was released onto earth. All dressed up in our pretty skirts and floral dresses, we find ourselves sweating… hard. That’s not very ladylike, is it? You have nothing to fear though; our Oh Industry team has piled up the ultimate 7 summer fashion tips and tricks for fighting the heat. Check them out and keep cool!
1. Light Colors
Yes, we know that you would wear black all day, every day if you could, but believe us, it’s not helping you out during the summer. At all. The more black you wear, the more heat you are attracting and the more you are going to be sweating. Opt for white; it’s equally chic and pretty.
2. Loose Fit
Yoga pants, skinny jeans and tight tanks, be gone! Don’t expect to keep cool during dog days if
Let’s admit it. Maternity wear is definitely a challenge, especially when it comes to dressing up. Your size goes too big to handle. Investing in clothes seems like the most useless thing as your size changes practically every month. Most women do not accept their changing body and often go in denial mode. You end up looking dull, drab and boring during one of the most important and exciting periods of your life! And that’s why you need to learn from none other than Kim K, who according to us, nails the whole preggers game. She may wear a body con dress or even a sheer dress, but hey, who said you can’t? All we want to tell you is be bold, stay confident and get out, shop a little! Here are five pregnancy looks to flaunt!
Date Night: Wondering what to wear when your husband wants to take you out to your favourite restaurant to answer all your midnight cravings? This is the outfit you should be wearing. A nice lace dress in a bold colour, showing off your toned calf muscles with a statement bag.
Party Time: Heading out for a party and don’t know what to wear? Become
Highlighting your eyes with some classic black liner will always be in fashion. But what can change is the way they’re applied and the colours they’re available in! Every fashion week, makeup artists paint models’ eyes in sync with runway collections. This gives us some some serious statement making techniques on how to transform your eyes. Here are five eyeliner trends we love!
Silky Calligraphy: Lash out those lines! Try a bold look this summer with an inky black liner, and like a fine painting, take the strokes outside the edge of your eyes and draw a second line, like a petal and shade the insides with some black eye shadow to make a statement.
Go White: White eyeliners are 2015’s coolest eye makeup trend. White eyeliner has the power to illuminate dull and tired eyes and instantly give them a dewy fresh look. The Gothic arch is asure head turner, and will soon be the hottest trend to hit the streets! If you’re not as confident, try it in accents and bits. Apply a black liner along the lines of your outer eyelid.
Double Mod: To ape this look, draw out the upper lid of your eyes like you’ve always done it.
Take cue from Korean women and do a double cleanse (Read about Korean beauty secrets here). The facial will be even more effective if your skin is absolutely clean. Use cleansing milk, baby oil or makeup remover (if you are wearing makeup) on a cotton ball and swipe it across your face. Once the traces of dirt and makeup are gone, wash your face with your usual face wash.
You can use a gentle face scrub or a homemade scrub for this step. If you have a lot of blackheads on your nose, dip a cotton handkerchief in hot water and spread it on your face. The steam will open up the pores and allow the scrub to work better. Scrub
Create a party outfit with clothes you can add to your wardrobe.
Skip the store-bought costume-in-a-bag for Carnival and get creative with an outfit that can be repurposed after the festivities.
Costumes are usually a one-timeonly purchase, so why buy one that you will rarely, if ever, wear again? Instead, invest in a versatile dress or ensemble you can accessorize to create a fun and unique Carnival outfit.
If you’ve already dressed like a pirate, jester, queen, celebrity or other classic character, the garment you wear this year could be more versatile and last beyond one night. Consider a short black party dress or colorful bandeau, a frilly silk skirt, a bodysuit under a lacy tunic, or tight leather pants with a shiny beaded top for sparkly flair.
Here are some ideas to spark your imagination and add a touch of whimsy, sexiness or glitter. After all, Carnival is a time to be creative:
- Vampire nurse: white dress with fangs and drops of fake blood
- Schoolgirl: skirt, sweater, knee socks, trainers and a ponytail
- Secret agent: sunglasses, long black coat and boots
- Police detective: fedora, suit, trench coat and handcuffs
- Beauty pageant contestant: long gown and sash with phoney country name
- 1920s flapper: fancy black slip, sequined headband, long
UNIVERSALLY, we all have one thing on our minds at this time of year: when can we crack into our spring/summer wardrobe? When can we ditch the tights? Sit outside at lunch? Get on with the rest of the year and leave the doom and gloom of winter behind us? When? When When?
Well, the answer is soon. But in the meantime there are ways to fast-track yourself into the spring style lane. Here are our five rules to follow:
- Introduce the floral touch: as synonymous with spring as Easter are florals. They sum up the freshness and prettiness we so associate with it and long for when it comes to the season. A dress is surely the trophy piece (and you know when you’re wearing this, it’s high summer), but a skirt, top, or patchwork jean option will start to tune your mind into thinking: warm. And this ultimately is the aim.
- Embrace craft work. Another seasonal tradition, you know spring is on the horizon when the lace and crochet come out to play on skirts, dress hems and blouses. Again, ease the artful confectionary in – too much is too much. Touches here and there will give the right
As if the physical and emotional challenges of being a teenager weren’t difficult enough, many young adults also find themselves struggling sartorially. Clothing says a lot about who you are, so it can be difficult to know how to dress when you’re still trying to figure out who you want to be. If you don’t have a signature style picked out yet, don’t fret. You can look and feel your best without breaking the bank by mixing basic pieces such as t-shirts, hoodies and jeans with carefully chosen accessories, stylish shoes, and a healthy dose of confidence.
If you’re just delving into the world of fashion, styling a good outfit will be easier if you start with the shoes and work your way up. Keep it casual and comfortable for school with a funky high-top basketball sneaker, a running shoe in earth tone or leather top-sider. For weekend hangouts, don’t be afraid to experiment by donning a shoe in a colorful hue, but keep the rest of the outfit simple with neutral tones like black, white and grey.
Wear Clothes That Fit
Even a simple white t-shirt looks undeniably cool when it fits correctly. T-shirts, cardigans and
Have you ever wondered how and why certain celebrities always look flawless and camera-ready, even when they’re off the clock? Aside from their access to designer pieces, stylists, and hefty shopping budgets, stylish celebs have an innate sense of what it takes to look polished and cool. And when it’s someone’s job to always look great, we take note. Case in point: We repeatedly see them all abiding by a set of style rules that are timeless and easy to emulate. The best part? You won’t need a celebrity budget to apply them to your wardrobe—just a little know-how.
One or two well-chosen accessories will make much more of a statement than piling them on ever will.
Having the ability to effectively mix prints without looking crazy will take you far in the style department. When done right, it looks incredibly cool and unique.
While we thankfully don’t all have the paparazzi to worry about at the airport, everyone is people-watching while they wait to board, so dress to impress, as the celebs do.
It’s no secret that white always looks ethereal, pretty, and even modern. Donning it is the easiest way to really stand out in an inevitable sea of black outfits.
Naomi Campbell wore backless chaps. Have I got your attention?
The year was 1992 and the occasion was the showing of Anna Sui’s third collection, and thanks largely to Ms. Sui’s longtime friendship with the photographer Steven Meisel, all of the lissome supermodels who famously wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day were working the runway for peanuts.
What were the clothes like? I honestly have no recollection.
What I do recall is a room as packed as a mosh pit with fashion editors and photographers and downtown personalities and drag queens and hangers-on and anyone who had managed to cadge a ticket, all dressed to the nines (or whatever their idea of that was), and all generating an intense and almost feverish energy that rose and crested each time one of the supermodels hit the runway: first Linda, then Tyra, then Shalom Harlow and, finally and definitively, Naomi.
Was there an ovation? Was there an eruption as that peerless creature came sashaying down the runway — with a strut no other model has ever approximated, a queenly confidence bordering on arrogance, a sexuality she radiated like a force field — and, striking a pose in her chaps, pivoted
We all own and love flip-flops but wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to wear them all the time and not just at the beach? Here is an easy DIY guide on how to make fancy flip-flops in 3 minutes and make them more special, beautiful and classy.
1. Take an old pair of basic flip-flops, a piece of fabric you like or a scarf, and scissors.
2. Place your finger at the corner of the scarf. Measure the length of your finger and fold the fabric to fit that length. Cut into the fabric to start making the strip.
3. Then, tear the fabric to finish the strip. Fold it and twirl it tight.
4. Fix the middle of the strip onto the flip-flop’s strap. Start wrapping it around…
…on both sides, finishing with a knot.
5. Tie it twice at the back, be sure it fits the length of your foot.
6. Mix and match your creation with your summer accessories.
Reward Me wishes you happy holidays!
The summer is unofficially over after Labor Day and before you know it, the leaves will be turning brown. You know what that means — it’s soon time to break out the old sweaters.
If you hate the fact fall is just around the corner, here’s the good news — changing seasons doesn’t mean you have to tuck all your favorite summer clothes in the attic.
When Soraya Darabi and Maxine Bédat, the founders of Zady, stopped by “Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis” to announce their new sustainable clothing label that’s dedicated entirely to timeless fashion, ABC News asked them for timeless fashion tips to dress up your old sweater, and best of all, create fall looks with your beloved beach outfits
Here’s a tip if you do plan to buy new pieces this season and want your clothes to last. It’s important to approach any purchase determining quality over quantity.
“If you’re going to look for clothing that can take you through the seasons, you need to make sure these items are made with quality production, otherwise that favorite skirt or dress from the summer won’t make it to the warm days next year,” Darabi told Real Biz.
Also, understand your body type,
1. SAY ‘NO’ TO THE HEADDRESS
Nothing screams cultural appropriation like partying in sacred Native American headdresses, which were traditionally reserved for the bravest warriors and tribal chiefs. In response to public backlash, festivals around the world are now cracking down on the accessory.
2. DON’T JUDGE THE FANNY PACK
Fanny packs will never be exactly stylish, but they’re becoming slightly less awful because of music festival fashion. Even celebrities are getting into the trend. Actress Sarah Hyland and reality star Kylie Jenner have both been spotted at Coachella rocking fanny packs. An alternative to oversized backpacks, fanny packs make wallets, cell phones, sunscreen and sunglasses easily accessible and easier to keep an eye on in a dense crowd.
3. KNOW THE RULES
Like the Indian headdress, there are other fashion no-gos for certain music festivals. This goes from the obvious — such as the “no nudity” law — to the not-so-obvious — such as the more recent “no selfie sticks” rule. All rules can be found on respective festival websites.
4. COMFORT OVER CUTENESS
Never sacrifice a day’s comfort for a pair of cute sandals. When it comes to shoes, strive for a pair that will match your ideal concert experience. Leather boots might seem ridiculous for an audience member
When you’re in a rush to get out the door, it’s always a hassle to put on a clasp bracelet. You know how it is: If you don’t have someone there to help, you’re stuck struggling, wishing you had a third hand.
If you’re like us, you’ve tried laying your hand on a table, as if you’re preparing for a procedure. When that doesn’t work, you hold down the bottom half of the bracelet on your wrist and jerk your hand until the other half meets the clasp. Somehow you always manage it, but it’s never easy.
Of course, there are accessories you can buy to make the process easier—like the Bracelet Buddy—but why spend the extra money? Especially now that we know there’s a much simpler way to put them on, thanks to a handy (see what we did there?) household item—Scotch tape!
Take a small piece of tape, and place it on the end of the bracelet without the clasp. Then put both on your wrist, and you should be able to easily bring the clasp to the circle. Easy, right? Even better, the whole process takes seconds. For a full demo, see the video below.