Monthly Archives: January 2012

These Boots Are Made For Walking

are a versatile shoe that can be worn any time of the year and in any weather – rain, snow, sleet or shine.  Depending on what look you’re going for, you might need a knee-length, calf-length or ankle boot.   If it’s raining or snowing outside, the right material is also important. So, how do you know what to get?  Because we know how hard it is to decide, we’ve taken some of the guesswork out for you.

What are boots made of?

You can find boots made out of  many different types of materials including leather, canvas, rubber, and sheepskin.  Boots are functional as well as fashionable! So if it’s raining, a leather or rubber boot is a good choice.  Sheepskin boots like the ones by UGG Australia® are perfect for keeping your feet warm in cold weather. For all-year wear, the western or cowboy boot is a great choice.  They’re perfect for walking through grassy fields during the spring and summer and snow drifts during the winter months.

 

What looks best with certain styles?

If your style is classic and tailored a moccasin or sheepskin boot isn’t going to look right.  A sleek, knee-length boot with a heel and pointed toe would work better paired with a form fitting skirt and cable knit sweater.You could wear a mid-calf or ankle high boot and mid-length skirt for the same classic look.

If your look is trendy or boho the moccasin or sheepskin boot is perfect for whatever outfit you decide to wear.  There’s a lot of room to mix and match with that style.  For an edgier style, you can’t go wrong with the ankle or mid-calf length biker style boot.  This is especially true for guys.  Paired with relaxed fit jeans and a concert T-shirt, guys can easily rock this look.

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The Long and the Short of It

Jackets and coats come in all shapes and sizes – just like people!  There are so many to choose from that it’s hard to figure out what works best with certain outfits, the weather and your taste.  You might wear two or three different types of coats in one day depending on the weather and what you are wearing.  So, what are your options for jackets and coats and which ones should you choose?

Long Sleeved vs. Short Sleeved/Sleeveless:

Pairing a form fitted long sleeve shirt under a puffy vest or short sleeve jacket in contrasting colors is a very popular look right now.  This look is perfect for those days that are nippy but not too cold.  On the other hand, when there is snow on the ground and a cold wind blowing, a long sleeve jacket or parka will work every time.

Long, Short or In-Between:

The length of the jacket or coat is just as important as the length of the sleeves.  You can achieve different looks and various degrees of warmth and comfort this way.  On really cold days, wear a long trench coat over your boots and jeans, or bundle up with a parka or quilted down jacket that reaches mid-thigh.  If the weather is a little warmer or you prefer a shorter length, you can find jackets that stop at the waist or mid-hip area.

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New Year, New You!

The start of a new year is always a great time to start new things.  One thing that can be added to your list of New Year’s resolutions is a wardrobe update.  Your clothing says a lot about you. So, if your stuff is old and out of date….well, that’s probably not the statement you want to make!

Kick off 2012 right by updating your wardrobe or even changing your look!  If you usually wear a
classic style, consider spicing your look up a bit by going glam.  Maybe you’re more of the sporty type and want to be more trendy but don’t know how.  Or, if you are getting unwanted attention, you could tone things down from a sexy look to something more casual.  No matter what look you want we’ve got the tips and the advice to help navigate your way through the world of fashion and style.

Sporty to Sexy:

If your wardrobe consists of mostly sneakers, jeans, and your favorite team shirt, then  your look is sporty. If you are ready to spice things up a bit, and go from tomboy to boy-catcher or jock to stud, there are a few easy tricks you can use to change your look.

One of the easiest things to do is dress up a pair of your own jeans with a sparkly top, high heels and a fashionable clutch. For the guys, simply trading in the sneakers and team shirt for some black oxfords, a black T-shirt and a sport coat is all you need to make a sexier statement.  You’ve instantly transformed from backyard softball game to club ready!

Glam to Casual:

What would you find if you looked in a glam girl’s closet?  Sparkly tops and dresses, high heeled shoes, and lots of accessories.  So, how can you go from glam to casual? First things first, a casual look usually translates to ‘less is more.’  That means, less sparkle and shine and more muted, neutral tones.  If you have a simple black A-line skirt, pair it with ballet flats and a button down shirt.  You still get a dressy look but with a casual feel.

 

Casual to Trendy:

For most people, this is probably the hardest wardrobe change to make.  Most of the time we settle for what’s simple and think only celebrity “it” girls and guys know how to dress trendy.  Not so! If you’re not sure what to do, sometimes just looking at pictures of your favorite celebrities can help you figure out what works for you.  You might even find that you already have a lot of those items in your closet and just didn’t know how to put them together!

Let’s say you have a pair of slacks and a cable knit sweater.  Simply accessorize with a scarf, fedora, beaded bracelets and wedge heels and you’re rocking a trendy look!  Guys can also get a fashionable look just by wearing a military style hat, leather wrist strap and loafers. Many other popular looks can be created just by piecing together what you already have with some new things and adding the right accessories.

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Guys Guide to Fashion: Warm for the Winter

Men are becoming more fashion conscious these days but sometimes they still need a little help in this department.  That’s where we come in.  Now that the cold days of winter are here it’s important that guys know what types of jackets to wear and what keeps them warm in all kinds of weather.

 50°F – 60°F:  If it’s a little bit cold outside with a chance it will warm up then a light jacket, hoodie or sweatshirt will do the trick.  Pair it with a long sleeved shirt, jeans and sneakers and you can shed the jacket or hoodie when the sun comes out to play.

40°F – 49°F:  There’s a bit of a chill in the air at this temp so you’re going to need something heavier than a hoodie. A jacket with a thick inner lining and zip-up collar will work to keep out the cold.  At this temp, it helps to layer underneath with a long sleeve shirt or sweater.

30°F – 39°F:  If it’s freezing, then you’ll need to be prepared for ice and snow outside.  Wear a heavy wool blend pea coat, coupled with a thick comfy scarf wrapped around your neck and gloves to keep your hands warm. You will be toasty in no time!

29°F and Below:  Anything below 30° and you definitely want to be bundled up in the right coat!  Layering also helps to keep you warm so it’s a good idea to wear a T-shirt under a thick long sleeve shirt or sweater.  Add a scarf, gloves and a cable knit hat or beanie to the finishing piece – a thick, heavy, quilted parka or coat.  You can find them with hoodies attached or collars that can be buttoned up for added warmth.

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PICTURES: A FORM OF INSPIRATION

HELLO rockstars!! Sometimes people need a little bit of inspiration and sometimes a lot! 🙂 Artist, poets, writers always look for something to inspire them to create master pieces. To me photographs are always very inspirational…

What about you? What inspires you? Music, Television, Movies, Blogs, magazines or you’re like me that absolutely love inspiration from pictures.

source:oraclefox.blogspot.com

 

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