How To Choose White Fashion Accessories?

As summer fades into fall, fashion trends transition from light and breezy to warm and bold. Chunky knitted sweaters and leather boots begin to replace sundresses and slippers. Colors become deeper and richer, infusing the cool weather with warmth and comfort. However, in contrast to the deepening hues of autumn, silver, and white accessories begin to appear on the runway and in real life!

Wearing silver and white can be a challenge for some, as the color lends itself to flattering those with lighter and fairer skin tones. However, those with deeper skin tones can also wear silver and white, as its contrast highlights the beauty of darker skin. When paired with warmer toned tops, dresses, and outfits, silver and white can easily incorporate itself into any woman’s wardrobe!

Mimic the sparkle of falling snow with a shimmering piece of jewelry, perfect for this season’s fashion trends. If you are hesitant to wear all silver, you can stack bracelets, mixing silver and gold together, as long as you incorporate bracelets of varying widths. Or you can wear a silver cuff on one hand and a mix of gold and silver bangles on the other. If you want just a touch of silver, make a statement with a big, bold, ring or a pair of dangling earrings.

A chunky necklace is a wonderful way to dress up a simple dress or collared shirt. Contrast the simple lines of a cocktail dress with a beaded silver choker. Break the rigidity of a work shirt with several layering necklaces in silver and gold! The possibilities are limitless!

For all those holiday parties, try accessorizing your outfit with a beautiful clutch purse. Clutch purses have a long and rich history beginning in the early 1900’s. For as long as they’ve been around, clutch purses have never gone out of style. They have evolved with the ever changing times. Today, they come in every shape, color and size to complement every season. Clutch purses are particularly enjoyed during the winter months as bright, bold and fashionable pieces to accent any outfit or cocktail dress. Pair a solid colored or black dress with a bright white or silver clutch purse for a fashionable high contrast look. Another option would be to go for a more subdued look with a more muted color such as grey. If you want to be daring, pair a little white dress with a white or silver clutch purse.

As with every fashion trend, moderation is key. Don’t pile on the accessories just to follow a trend. Tastefully accentuate your outfit with this season’s hottest colors – icy white and silver.



Know the Trends of Fashion Jewelry in Order to Sell Them Effectively!

You must have encountered several coffee table books featuring gorgeous jewelries coming from prominent jewelry design houses. But because of the crisis that the global economy is facing today, premier jewelry designers opt to create jewelry pieces that are not so dramatic, since the prices of gold and diamond are already sky high.

Although consumers always prefer dramatic and gargantuan jewelry, the present state of the economy dictates that in order to make these pieces accessible to the general public, one must reduce its size. Because of this, wholesale of fashion jewelry becomes the trend, with designs such as those that were once made only by leading jewelry designers.

It definitely looks like we are already entering the age of fashion jewelry wholesale, although it appears that this entrance is caused by an accident and not a carefully laid-out plan. Because of the economy, even leading jewelry designers find it hard to sell their gold and diamond pieces because of its unreachable prices. As a result, these design houses manufacture minimally. Wholesale jewelry, on the other hand, is thriving, even if they make use of faux pearls and crystals.

Perhaps what is happening to the fashion jewelry industry nowadays is reminiscent of the late 80s to early 90s period, in which sculptured copper and bronze bracelets with intricate leaf work and beautifully encrusted crystals were the trend. One could definitely say that it was the age of high fashion – the time of pear-shaped peals earrings adorned with sparkling Australian crystals, leopard and black epoxy rings with dramatic crystals, and thick chokers with jet crystals and faux pearls.

Certainly, these dramatic jewelry pieces are missed a lot. With our current economic situation, those people in the wholesale fashion jewelry industry must rethink about the succeeding trends in this area. Right now, what’s in are the classic jewelry making use of gemstones and Murano style glass. Even during the winter, people continue wearing freshwater pearls. Although classic jewelry styles dominate the scene, people are always on the lookout for the next fashion jewelry trend. The most likely candidate for this trend is the eco-green.

But then, there came the costs and the consumer dollars, and consumers nowadays want something else with regard to designer jewelry. People wanted to go back to what was the trend two decades ago, and that was wholesale fashion jewelry. Eco-green then seemed to pale in comparison with the wholesale jewelry design two decades ago. Although premier jewelry design houses cannot give these jewelry pieces at an affordable price, fortunately, fashion jewelry can do just that.

Now, the past of fashion jewelry is paving way to its future. People are now looking back to the magnificent jewels in the 40s and 50s, in which bracelets, brooches, and sparkly necklaces were the trends. The golden era of jewelry is now being looked back on, as people remember the pieces made by Juliana, Coro, Dior, Trifari, and Eisenberg, which are now considered to be highly valuable.

Changes in trends are constant, and fashion must be able to captivate the people in order to cause a major trend. It seems to be that classic jewelry is making its way back to the surface, as people are more inclined to go back to gemstone jewelry and Murano style glass. The beauty of fashion jewelry renews the age of glamor, making every wearer of a jewelry piece feel like royalty. It uplifts the spirit of the wearer. An we then say that the next trend will be fashion jewelry’s golden era? Only the future can tell.



Plus Size Trendy Fashions for Summer

Has summer hit your part of the world yet? The shops and online stores are already stocking their plus size trendy fashions, so let’s take a look at the plus size trendy fashions for this year’s warm season.

Colours: Bright is in. Plain or striped orange, yellow, peach, lilac and cerise are bringing on the summery feel but don’t go crazy; an all yellow outfit may make you look like an oversize canary. A bright top with white or denim trousers or skirt gives just the right touch of cheerfulness to an outfit.

Prints: Both floral and animal prints are in vogue this summer as well as geometric designs. Floral prints come in all different colours and interestingly, so do the animal prints. Leopard prints are generally in shades of brown but zebra can be black and blue as well as black and white and snakeskin prints can come in purple. Beware though; all over prints can accentuate your size so choose separates, a plain top or bottom or a wide belt to break up the pattern.

If you don’t like animal print clothing or you think floral prints are a bit passé then jazz up a plain outfit with a colourful printed bag or scarf.

Tops: Wide stripes are back but use with care or they can make you look wider. Lace detail around necklines and along sleeves also features in this year’s plus size trendy fashions as well as the aforementioned prints.

Dresses and Skirts: Plus size trendy fashions can be straight or floaty. Straight dresses and skirts are usually in plain dark colours whereas the floaty ones are floral patterned in more pastel shades. Elasticated waist bands make for comfortable wearing.

Trousers: Wide trousers are still fashionable and are great for disguising bulgy hips. They also look great as evening wear with a lacy top.

Cardigans and sweaters: Open front draped cardigans and vests are great at disguising the fuller figure and look really elegant. Go for longline sweaters rather than anything that ends at the waist; these are still the height of fashion, so don’t be afraid to go for them.

Shoes: Flat shoes are still in vogue; gladiator sandals, Birkenstocks and their lookalikes and ballet pumps in all colours, with or without decorative detail.

Bags: A large bag makes you look slimmer and there are plenty to choose from in floral print drawstrings as well as more traditional shapes and colours.

If you’re looking for plus size trendy fashions there are plenty out there to choose from both in the malls and on the internet.



Shopping – Your Keys to Success

Ever look at someone as your passing them on the sidewalk or in the grocery and wonder “what are you thinking?” Fashion is one of those arts that people either get, or don’t get. Grant it, some of those “what-were-you-thinking” people could care less about your opinion, but for those of us that do want to make a good first impression I have put together a list of tips to help when either hiring a wardrobe consultant or, when doing some shopping on your own:

1) Trends are great…while they’re trendy! If money is the least of your concerns, buy as many trend pieces as you want. But, for many of us, our wardrobe needs to feature not just the trendy pieces, but classic timeless ones as well. Be leary of any wardrobe consultant or personal stylist who only wants to dress you in trends. While they will make sure you look like a superstar right now, chances are, they also want to make sure you will be calling them again next season. Here’s my tip for trends: buy them at places that are a little friendlier on the wallet, Marshall’s for instance. Many times you can pick up several shirts for under $50.00 to update your wardrobe.

2) Don’t skimp on the classics! If you find a great piece that will be able to remain in your closet (and be wearable) for years to come, buy it! While I don’t think it necessary to pay thousands of dollars for a good coat, for example, several hundred dollars for a trench that you will be able to wear season after season is money well spent. It’s also much more practical than buying a cheap one that will hopefully get you through this winter only to fork over more money next year.

3) Pay attention to your body type. This is a hard one…we all want legs like Cameron Diaz, but some things aren’t in the cards. Be honest with yourself and figure out what your best feature is. Dress to flatter that feature! If you don’t know, that’s where your wardrobe consultant (or a very honest friend) comes in!

4) Dress for what you’re trying on. This is a pet peeve of mine. Shopping with a client who needs a formal dress and she comes out of the dressing room with athletic socks and her little-black-dress. I am also a fan of comfort, but it actually proves to be a quicker day when I dress to try on. That means no sneakers or sports bras!

5) Cut your consultant some slack! Remember what you have hired him or her to do…I don’t think it’s to tell you look fantastic in everything in your closet or in the fitting room. If your consultant is good, they will let you know not just if something works or does not, but also why or why not. Many times once you know this, you will be able to see for yourself in the future.

6) Do not stop buying jeans because you can’t find a pair that fits. It is normal to try on 50 pair to find just one that works. This is also an area that you may need to go to a higher end retailer. You will be amazed at the difference.

Good luck with your fall shopping excursions! To learn how 24-7 Style can help you, visit our website, http://www.24-7style.com.



Transforming Your Wardrobe With Silk Tops

There aren’t a lot of natural fabrics that get as much attention as the fabric that is created by the silkworm. For over 5,000 years admiration has come to those that can posses this type of option for clothing and today is no different. While there have been some cultural shifts, the song remains the same, those that want to make their wardrobe stand out, can find a greatness in silk tops that others just simply can’t match. If you’re not sure about this notion, then consider some of the main points to looking into this type of textile for your clothes.

  • Breathability – Unlike many other options, tops made of this type is important because when you’re out in the sun or in the open, you’re feeling comfortable. Comfort is far better than style sometimes, and when you get both options to work together, you’re looking at something great. This material breathes easily in humid weather; in high heat it keeps a person cool, and in colder climate can keep a person relatively warm. This is no miracle textile, but it is something to look into in these modern times.
  • Desire – For thousands of years royalty sought after this type of fabric and it was a sign of riches. With the changing of times comes the changing of price. This is important to understand because people previously had this idea that purchasing these types of clothing options cost a great deal of money. There are a great amount of opportunities for anyone to explore in today’s fashion conscious society.
  • Availability – Unlike thousands of years ago, anyone can purchase silk items. You don’t have to be rich and you don’t have to be located next to a major textile location to get silk tops for your wardrobe. You can explore options online and in stores at your leisure, without breaking the bank. Many people have realized this and are starting to open up to the idea of shopping for this type of garment without having to break the bank.

For those that are interested in purchasing this type of clothing it’s important to understand that the care for silk tops is much different than any other type of clothing piece. The reason being is because the fabric is susceptible to high heat. If you put it in the dryer, you have to put the settings on air dry, and when washing it, make sure to wash it with the delicate cycle.

Yes, the textile is durable, stretchable, and avoids ripping, but when washing you could run the risk of bleeding the colors and burning the fabric as it can be light and weightless. One factor that is quite interesting is that the lightweight clothing promotes flexibility and mobility, even on the hottest of days. A lot of tops look great in the summer and when the sun goes down, can make a great option to pair with a skirt. The versatility of options is quite good, especially in these hard economic times when people might not be able to purchase all sorts of different wardrobe pieces.



White Stretch Jeans – Now Acceptable to Wear Anytime of Year

White stretch jeans seem to float in and out of style on a regular basis. It might be that they are predominately seasonal attire that are generally tucked away for the cold winter months than brought out again for the summers heat and the light colors of summer.

There has been a trend though in the last few years to ignore the American fashion rule of no whites before memorial day and definitely no whites after labor day. This rule has been bent in recent years to the breaking point.

You are more apt to see white stretch jeans in the middle of the winter now more so than ever. They are usually paired with a big bulky sweater and tucked neatly into a pair of knee boots.

What To Wear Them With

White stretch jeans should be worn with colorful tops, doing white on white usually makes the wearer appear as if they are wearing some type of uniform, this usually is not the look that someone is after.

Pairing these types of jeans with a light tunic made from any color other than white is usually a good solid choice. These jeans can be dressed up by adding a pair of heels and some fun accessories.

Accessories go a long way with white stretch jeans, they can really perk things up a bit. Here is the beauty of it, you can pair these jeans with just about any type of accessory and they all look great.

Wearing these types of jeans is like starting with a completely blank canvas. You can add colorful belts and wear shoes you might have a hard time pairing up with something else.

When To Wear Them

These jeans have a somewhat casual feel and are usually inappropriate for anything other than a night out with friends visiting the local club or a day trolling around. You can add some sparkle and dazzle for the club wear and keep it simple for day time wear, adding a few simple accessories and a colored t shirt is the perfect way to wear them.

Wearing these jeans for more formal wear just doesn’t work.

Tips and Tricks

White stretch jeans are usually very form fitting, and because they are white they are very unforgiving of figure flaws, use a little ingenuity to cover up the rough spots. If your tummy is the issue than add a short waist jacket- this also helps with the love handles. These are fun jeans and can easily be made to reflect your unique style.



3 Ways to Re-Style Those Old Jeans

Jeans can last for quite some time, even when they’ve passed their trend prime, which is why we need more ways to utilize our long-wearing jeans. Take those old jeans and revamp them into something brand new for absolutely no cost.

Full-length into capris

The easiest way to change a style is to simply roll up the legs. If they were long to start and were best worn with a slight heal, just roll them up once or twice for a classic Americana style. If they are just floor length with flat shoes, keep rolling them up just above the ankle for an Audrey Hepburn length look. Of course, the tighter the jeans, the harder this will be to do. For a drastic measure, grab the scissors and turn them into permanent capris.

Cut-offs

Keep those scissors handy. For even more drama, cut the pants off completely for some shorts. This is really only doable if the jeans aren’t super tight. Cut-off skinny jeans might be less flattering than you would have hoped. With the scissors in your hand, you get to choose the length. If the store only offers too short of shorts, make the crop a little longer. Knee-length is board shorts style. Finger tip length is classic school rules and anything above is wherever you want to take it.

Jean Skirt

You can literally make your own jeans skirt. Have a sewing machine or strong fabric tape or glue on hand for this little project. Simply cut the jeans to the desired length, open up the inseam and sew or tape the inseams together. Trim off the excess and you’ve got yourself a made to perfection jean skirt.

A little tip is to always cut a little bit at a time. The rule has always been, you can always cut more, but once it’s cut off, you can’t add it back. Unless you want a patchwork look and in that case, cut away.



Is Fashion Design the Right Degree for You?

Are you a creative person who enjoys putting together great outfits? This makes you a natural for the field of fashion design. This degree allows you put your style knowledge to work designing and creating clothing for consumers of all types. This is a competitive field that has the potential to be very rewarding for students who are willing to work hard.

Skills Gained from a Fashion Degree

Although you may get a head start on your degree simply by having a great sense of style, you can gain numerous additional fashion skills by pursuing a degree. Some of the core skills learned in the program include:

  • Understanding of different fabrics, textiles, and clothing ornamentation
  • Insight into the fashion industry and current trends
  • Basic business and marketing skills for the fashion industry
  • Clothing design skills
  • Style design skills (such as how to work as a personal stylist)

What a To Expect in a Course

People who get this degree typically attend either a two-year or four-year program. The course is usually one degree offered at a design or art school. Some of the specific classes that students take include:

  • Sewing and tailoring
  • Pattern making
  • Art history with an emphasis on the history of fashion
  • Design technology including computer-aided design
  • Business classes with an emphasis on entrepreneurship
  • Sales and marketing classes

Fashion Design Degrees

The core degree that students get when graduating from a fashion design program is in fashion design. However, there are related degrees that may be obtained from a fashion school as well. For example, there are specific degrees in footwear design and accessory design. There are also degrees for the business side of fashion including merchandising and marketing degrees.

Jobs for Students

Upon graduation, most students use their degrees to get into an entry level position in retail. Others begin to work as assistants to a working fashion designer. Eventually these designers become self-employed as fashion designers. Important things for prospective design students to know about the industry, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, include:

The number of jobs available in this industry is expected to remain steady between 2008 and 2018. Intense competition for fashion careers is expected during this time.

The states with the most jobs designers in the United States are New York or California.

The median annual wage for fashion designers in 2009 was $64,260. The majority of people working in this field are earning between $32,320 and $90,020.

The state of the economy has made it so that a vast number of consumers are interested in the option to purchase affordable clothing that is still stylish and attractive. The majority of jobs for fashion degree students at this time are in this area of the market. Students interested in high-end boutique design may have a tougher time getting a job in today’s market.



16 Tips To Define A Submissive Female

When the men are out on the hunt for women, especially when they are on the prowl for one-night stands, the most important quality that they are looking for in a female is for her to be submissive. How do you know whether is this female submissive? Check and make sure that there are some of the characteristics found in the women below:

  1. She holds her chin low.
  2. Eye Contact is evasive.
  3. She smiles excessively.
  4. She nods excessively when you speak
  5. She leans towards you to catch every word.
  6. She displays signs of self-checking – small touches to hair, clothing, etc.
  7. Utters a quick, nervous laugh at end of own speech, maintaining eye contact, encouraging you to smile.
  8. She raises her eyebrows.
  9. She smiles without showing teeth.
  10. She suppresses her smile, dropping her head.
  11. She displays incongruent mirroring.
  12. She uses palm-up gestures.
  13. Engaging in ‘performance’ speaking, she uses expression and gestures while talking but she ‘packs them away’ again quickly when she finished.
  14. She gestures with her hands at shoulder height or higher.
  15. She uses self-embrace arm gestures
  16. She makes ‘checking’ touch gestures that follow your eye movement. An example is you look at her nose and she touches it a second or so later.

For the males that are on the hunt, sex is not usually instigated by the submissive female. The men have to ask for it, in the intelligent manner definitely. In response terms, she may display nervous, different signals but then submit quickly and quietly.

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Growing Need for High-End Fashion Brands to Go Fur-Free

Animal fur is one of the high-priced raw material used in the production of high-end fashion products. The material has been used since time immemorial in human clothing. In recent times, inhuman practices in the fashion industry have come to the forefront including the perceived cruelty to animals and the unethical rearing of animals for the production of fur.

Animal fur in fashion and the growing consciousness

According to many animal rights’ associations, nearly one billion rabbits, 4 million foxes and 50 million minks are bred and killed for the sole purpose of producing fur from these animals. Both the breeding, rearing and killing practices have been labelled as inhuman and barbaric by most activists around the world. China has been the largest exporter of animal fur in the world and widely criticized for its alleged unethical killing of animals including cats and dogs.

Animal fur has remained in popular culture and fashion; especially, in its usage as a luxury textile. It is considered as a symbol of social and economic status because of its cost and rarity.

However, with the turn of the century, a lot of impetus is being laid on the production of ethical and conscious clothing sans the cruelty to animals on moral and ethical grounds for the sake of fashion.

After years of protests against the rampant use of animal fur in fashion, many animal rights activists have finally found some relief as many high-end fashion brands have gone fur-free. The move has been welcomed by authorities, activists, fashion industries and the general masses alike. Some of the leading names in fashion retail that have gone fur-free include Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Gucci.

Recent trends in the fur-free fashion revolution

Michael Kors, along with Jimmy Choo, is the most recent fashion brand to adopt a no-fur policy. Net-a-Porter is a popular luxury online shopping portal that has announced a no-fur policy across all of its e-commerce platforms.

A considerable work in this regard has been done by various animal welfare groups across the world. These include Born Free USA, part of the Fur Free Alliance, PETA and others.

One of the best examples of fur-free fashion is the popular London Fashion Week that welcomed fur-less fashion on its catwalk ramps. The event boasted of 86 percent of its shows to have featured completely fur-free fashion.

British designer-activist Stella McCartney’s introduced her fur-alternative label ‘Fur Free Fur’ featuring long-haired coats at the prestigious Paris Fashion Week.

The Road Ahead…

In spite of the efforts by animal welfare groups around the globe and fashion brands and retailers joining hands to fight the menace, a lot of work remains to be done in this regard. There are still many fashion retail brands who identify themselves with the prolific use of real fur in their products. The likes of Fendi, Dior, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Canada Goose and Karl Lagerfeld further need to reevaluate their stance on the matter.

Human fabrics have been evolving and fashion takes the baton forward in bringing new trends and innovations in the industry. The use of alternative fur is one of the champion alternatives, pioneered by Stella McCartney. Therefore, fur-free designs are here to stay and it’s high time that luxury fashion brands embrace ethical fashion for good!