Fashion trends come and go, but there are some fashion garments that continue to stand the test of time. Unfortunately some of these items get more love and attention than others! Think about the LBD (Little Black Dress), everyone appreciates this a classic look and that it should be a wardrobe essential; for that reason, whatever the season, you’ll always be able to find one on the high street. If you could do with updating your wardrobe with some fashion staples, here’s a look at three of the most underrated fashion buys and why you should keep your eyes peeled for these the next time you’re browsing:
The perfect cardi
Cardigans are a garment no longer reserved for OAPS and are now found all over women’s clothing sections on the high-street. When you’ve worked hard on an outfit, needing to cover up because of the cold can be frustrating; cardigans are a wonderful solution. They can provide a layer of warmth with the option to leave the front open and still reveal the other garments you spent hours picking. With a cardigan you don’t have to cover up that vintage tee, or hideaway your pretty patterned midi dress.
There are many cuts of cardigan available too, making them a versatile choice. Choose from a slim-fit, crop, V-neck, Grandpa cut or chunky knit – the sort of cardi you’ll pick will depend on your body shape and the season. The difficulty when cardi shopping is the limited choice, despite their practical appeal, cardigans are rarely available in interesting patterns or prints, with block colours being the popular design. So, when you do come across a stand-out cardi garment – snap it up fast! It can be worn from season to season.
Some little tips I have gathered on my travels on finding out what makes the best sunnies for you!!!
The Best Shaped Sunglasses for Your Face
- Diamond-shaped faces: rimless frames, frames with distinctive brow-lines, or oval frames
- Square faces: softer edged frames; round, oval, even cat-eyed, also thinner frames
- Triangle shaped face: colorful frames or cat eye sunglasses, also frames with straight top lines
- Inverted triangle shaped face: rimless frames, light colors and materials
- Oblong face: frames that are as wide or wider than the broadest part of the face
- Round faces: rectangular or squarish frames, thicker frames
- Oval faces: most frames will look good, but especially square and wrap-around Read on...
Though the heat wave may have come and gone, the summer’s not over yet – so if you haven’t quite perfected your summer wardrobe, or you’ve got a holiday coming up, you’ve still got time to make some sunshine appropriate purchases. At the moment I’m obsessed with sandals. I’m taking any chance I can to get out my tanned tootsies and expensive pedicure! If like me you get sick of wearing the same pair of sandals over and over again however, here’s a look at this season’s most popular summer designs and how to choose the ideal sandal for each occasion:
Let’s start with the cheap and cheerful creation, the flip-flop. You can spend very little on a practical and comfy flip-flop shoe, starting at £1 (Poundland). When it comes to a lightweight and easy-to-wear sandal, you don’t get better than the flip-flop. You can slip them on and off in a flash and when you go for a ‘cheapy’ pair you don’t have to worry about them getting sandy or wet on the beach. The great thing about the low price point for these shoes is that you can have lots of different pairs to go with each outfit or bikini combination! The downside of flip-flops is that a new pair usually comes hand in hand with a few days discomfort as your toes adjust to the toe post, and they can’t be worn on long walks – unless you want to feel like you have really flat feet.
A fancier version of the flip-flop is the new Fit-flop (or similar brand). These are chunky flip-flop style thonged sandals with a platform base designed to tone your legs as you walk. Though I’ve yet to see evidence of their toning effects, fit-flops are famed for their superior comfort! Again you can slip them on and off with ease, but unlike your standard flip-flop, they’ve been designed with a full-days wear in mind, meaning you can wear them for extended walks, or on a long day’s travelling, and pretty much forget about your feet!
A summer favourite, the gladiator sandal takes inspiration from historic Roman costume. This flat shoe features thin straps that make up the cage like body of the shoe, supporting your whole foot whilst providing plenty of ventilation for your toes!The range of gladiator shoes on the high street at the moment is impressive. Look out for plain leathered designs or eye-catching animal prints and patent neon effects. Gladiator sandals work well come day or night, and a well-fitting pair can provide hours of comfort
In the world of fashion, even the most budget shopper can be easily enticed by a good designer name. Imagine the thrill as you rustle through the charity shop rails and find yourself an Armani suit jacket or Gucci dress – at a discount price! It’s no different in the world of online second-hand garments; there are some brands and designer names that will practically sell themselves. Read on...
As access to the fashion world becomes ever more available, the young and fabulous women of today are more fashion conscious than ever; the race is well and truly on to be ahead of the trends and vying for the top spot in the fashion forward stakes can be nothing short of guns at dawn. Sure, fashion magazines, television programmes and the oh-so-many blogs and websites are great for offering tips and providing inspiration, but sometimes our generation's thirst for instant information means that only mobile phone apps will suffice.
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