Best tips for wearing printed skirts

With warm weather on its way, so I’ve heard, many women will want to start wearing more color. A lovely way is to add (or take out) some printed skirts for refreshing summer looks. They’re just cool and flattering.

For ladies who worry about the width of their hips or the length of their legs, embracing summer style obsession with printed bottoms can be a challenge. To the assurance of all the lovely ladies, there’s definitely a right way to wear a power print without feeling self-conscious.

The important part of all styling is “balance” and that’s exactly what will make you rock printed skirts. The secret to pulling off a print on your lower half is to balance the rest of your ensemble crisp and clean. One of the classic tricks is to wear the most basic shirt or top possible and allow your skirt to take center stage. And, opt for sleek accessories to provide some extra sophistication to your look.

Some common problems with printed skirts and solutions:

  • If you really want to downplay your hips, thighs and legs, look for details that slim and take the focus away from them. Here are some of the best skirt styles that downplay curves:
    • A-line shape – It perfectly skims your curves.
    • Full circle skirts.
    • Vertical details such as darts, pleats, visible vertical prints etc.

Also, balance the print skirt with a solid top in a lighter or brighter color that closely matches a color from the skirt.

  • If you want to add curves to a skinny frame, or narrow or straight hips, then have a wide range to choose from! Compared to curvy gals, you’ll benefit from lighter colors, bolder prints and shiny fabrics because they visually expand your hips and thighs. You can opt for a belt to create or add definition at the waist area.

As you get your wardrobe ready for summer, check out these skirt styles and how to make them look stylish when it is super-hot outside.

  • Bright and bold

Brighten up your wardrobe with our gorgeous colors and bold patterns. To balance the boldness of the skirt, keep the top in solid color.

bright

  • Floral prints

One of the most popular patterns. Depending on your proportions, keep the print moderate if required. Too big floral prints can often make you look broad and stumpy.

  • Animal prints

When it comes to prints, animal prints are a must try for many. You can give it a try preferable with a solid top.

animal (1)

  • Black and white

The classy combo when it comes to any print or pattern. Add some pearl accessories for a classy retro look or add some bright ones to bring a twist.

Street style | Black leather top and printed skirt.

Street style | Black leather top and printed skirt.

  • Tropical prints

Want to feel like in a tropical beach holiday? Bring the mood in with some cool tropical prints.

tropical

  • Polka dots

Another classic most of can’t live without.

polka

  • Tribal prints

Yes, Aztec prints are already in vogue (the image on left). But look beyond and try different tribal prints. In this picture, right, is a striking skirt with African (Ankara) print.

  • Asymmetric prints

They create eye-catching effects with these different patterns.

img

  • Abstract prints

Abstract prints are growing as a trend. Catch eyes with one.

  • The latest trend – Art Theme

One of the latest trend in the horizon of printed skirt is to go artsy! Prints, inspired by works on canvas, are going strong. Why not try the trend?!

  • Long and slit

Doesn’t this picture speak for itself? Turn heads with long printed skirts.

long slit

  • Skater and super-cool

Go supercool and sexy in short printed skirts. Team with crop tops, turtlenecks, noodle straps to get the ideal summer look.

skater

  • Large swing

Luxurious, super-feminine and ultra-dressy, large swing skirts create an exceptional look.

large swing

  • High waist

For some classic retro effect.

high waist

  • Long and medium flared

Go for gorgeous floor length flared skirts to create a different look. Too much clothes for summer? Team it with tube tops or tank tops to balance out. Great camouflage for the days when your legs are feet are less than perfect to be flaunted.

long flared

  • Magical mini

Fitted printed mini can work wonders if accessorized correctly. Follow the picture to see how a sophisticated look night-time/party look is created.

mini

  • Asymmetric hemline

Have some fun with the asymmetric hemline.

asymmetric

  • Long and fitted

Great style for creating an illusion of length. The close fit makes you look tall and lean.

long fitted 2

  • Mind-blowing midi

While not many people sport this length of skirts but midi skirts can do a wonder. They give you a very feminine appeal without attracting any attention to any specific part of your body. Try printed midis with plain tucked tops for a new summer look.

midi (1)

  • Sheer magic

Sheer printed skirts feel summery and sexy. Ideal for a hot day out or for pool or beach outings.

sheer

Printed skirts in office

There are a few things to keep in when wearing printed skirts to the office. Some or all may apply depending on how conservative your work environment is.

  1. Choose the print carefully – Too bold or loud prints might not be idea for office wear. You can choose small, sober prints of patterns to keep the look stylishly different
  2. Choose professional colors – You can choose bigger or marginally bold prints for the office as long as there is some sort of base neutral found in the print. This is important as with that you can use to tie in more conservative colors into your outfit.  To make it clearer, look for skirts that have a navy ground, or bits of black, or white in them and then use these neutrals to tone down what you wear with them.
  3. Keep the silhouette or cut of the skirt like other formal skirts – Prints can sometimes look too casual for the office environment.  However, when a printed skirt is in a silhouette like a pencil, sharp A-line or fit-&-flare, like the general formal skirts. It comes off as more professional than the unstructured or flowing ones.
  4. Pair the skirts with more professional pieces – In order to keep a printed skirt outfit looking professional, be sure to wear more tailored or structured pieces with these styles.  Yes, you can wear relaxed pieces like cardigan with your printed skirts but be sure that they are not too unstructured or completely informal looking.  Generally, a well-fitted top or shirt or a formal blazer balances printed skirt perfectly for office environment.
  5. Accessorize professionally – Never ever forget that your accessories can make or break your look no matter what you are wearing. Since printed skirts add a dash of casual feeling to your look, for work, avoid casual sandals, overly ornate jewelry or inappropriate accessories that can make you look too casual for your conservative workplace. Keep the casual accessories for teaming up with your printed skirts on weekends or any informal place.

office color

What more do you want to add? Please put your valuable input in the comments.

Advertisements

Best tips for rocking the sheer tops trend!

It was spotted on the runway more than a few times in the form of tops, skirts, dresses, and accessories. Sheer is one of the biggest trends on the horizon. Today, we’re focusing on sheer shirts and tops.

First of all, part of the fun with sheer is that it shows off some skin! Second, sheer is more versatile than you would think. A lot of people are intimidated by sheer tops because they feel like they show off too much skin. No, you can wear it with elegance and balance. Here are all your sheer-style worries settled. Check out these do’s, don’ts, cares, concerns and outfit ideas for some style inspiration to turn heads.

First and foremost: the most important decisions for rocking sheer tops, Underlayer options:

What should I wear underneath to not lose from that elegance (and colour) of the sheer top but also to tone down the edginess?.. This goes the most important and the most asked question. Instead of being exposed, address the situation by pinpointing the right underthings you need.

The underlayer rules for wearing a sheer blouse are simple:

  • Layer it with an opaque layer underneath
  • Choose the layering colour depending on if you want the upper layer or lower layer to be the obvious element. This may depend on where and how you intend to wear it; casual, sassy, edgy or official, whichever is your choice or requirement at that time.

Universal choice: Nude camisoles and tanks are often recommended for blouses that are accidentally sheer, in the case of a blouse that has intended sheerness as part of its design, and you might opt for contrast or color block instead. But it doesn’t always work well; your personal discretion on how you plan to look is most important for this.

c500x422

Peekaboo? The visible bra isn’t terribly taboo in many parts of the world but some zones are yet to warm up to the idea. Gradually. But in a professional or office environment? NO chance. A sheer blouse should be worn with an opaque underlayer, even if the sheer blouse is just peeking out from under a blazer or jacket. A bralette or half tank is not enough, as it is expected of you to cover your torso and navel.

For sheer tops worn alone, most eyes prefer a tank or camisole with straps wide enough to cover your bra straps. Tucking the tank into your skirt or pants works well if both pieces are the same or similar in color, as this creates a column of color and allows the blouse to shine.

sheer-blouse-layering

The safest bet is to utilize a tank that is the same color as the blouse. Black tank, black sheer blouse, great pairing. White tank and white sheer blouse can look very chic. Coordinated contrast can be created with similar colors or shades that play well together, as well as layering a solid sheer over a pattern.

Environment

Sheer may be trendy and beautiful but it’s definitely not perfect for every environment. It’s not something you can wear everywhere. Your official dress code or the dress code that goes with the different conservative, formal, semi-formal or business environments might not be very conducive for sheer dressing. I would always recommend exercising caution before leaving the house. No trend is worth being noticed for a wrong reason!

sheer-blouse-rules

 Sheers in office

If you work in conservative corporate environment, or other workplace that has fairly strict and modest dress codes, sheers are not acceptable under dress code. If you aren’t sure how sheers will fly at your office, ask your HR representative or boss before wearing. But, they can certainly be done tastefully, but, anytime, they are still a little more revealing than opaques by their very nature.

Be extra careful with underlayers if you are sporting a sheer piece in office. Stick to a tank or camisole that is the same color (or at least the colour family) as the blouse and have straps wide enough to cover your bra straps.

Choose the right colours:

A sheer blouse in a solid block colour works great with more muted tones. Blouses in black, white are able to be worked back with plenty of pieces in your wardrobe and can be dressed up or down.

Different looks

  • With button down: Layer your sheer top over a button down for a very unique outfit.

sheer top over a button down

  • Over a tank Pair: a sheer lace top over a tank, and add skinny jeans for a casual but cute outfit.

lace top over a tank

  • With a dress: Do some summer layering with a loose sheer top over a tight dress.

loose sheer top over a tight dress

  • Belted babe: You can also belt the shirt over the dress to accentuate your waist.

belt the shirt (1)

  • For a sheer layer: Leave a sheer button down open and wear it over a tank and jeans.

over a tank and jeans

  • Too sheer?: A top too sheer? Or, want to create a new look with the old sheer top? Use a contrasting shirt or top as a base.

Under-sheer-shirt

  • With Detail: If you want to wear sheer clothes but you don’t want it to be the focal point of your outfit, wear it with detail. Pick out a sheer piece with embellishments, print or other designs to take away some of the ‘sheerness’ and make way for the other details.

patterned sheer

  • Pretty prints: Combine a printed sheer top with a solid camisole or just the other way round.

printed

  • Sheer partiality: Create an interesting combination with little sheer panels or parts in an opaque top.

partiality

  • Slip a crop: Slipping a crop over your sheer top can bring an interesting twist.

crop over top (1)

For the sceptics

There’s something quite alluring about showing a touch of skin in a sheer blouse but that’s the exact factor that scares some of us. Here are some look tips to rock the trend and yet not feel daunted.

  • Feeling a little too uncovered? Add a patterned scarf or a half jacket to make you feel less conscious of the sheerness.

Feeling a little too naked (1)

  • Want to just try out the trend a little? Go for a top that has sheer sleeves or back only.

partiality 2

  • Sheers can certainly be layered under sweaters or blazers, but their sheerness will be mostly masked. I find popping a blazer or a jacket on top makes it a little more conservative. You can still show a touch of skin without exposing too much.
  • If you want just a tiny hint of sheerness at the collar and cuffs, this is a great option.

The bolder rendition

  • Wear a black tank under a white lace shirt for a cool contrast.
    Wear a black sheer top over a black bra, and wear a cardigan over it to just let some skin peek through.

bold 1 (1)

  • Want to show off a little skin? Wear your sheer shirt over a bra or bandeau.

bold 3

  • Pair a patterned sheer top over a nude bra – the pattern makes it hard to tell there’s not much happening underneath.

bold 4.jpg

  • If you’re going out, go for a bolder look and wear a white sheer top over a black bra. Adding a blazer keeps this a bit more polished.

bold 2

  • Wear a bra the same color of your sheer top. A black lace top looks perfect with a simple black bra underneath.

bold 7

  • A lace tunic looks boho-chic over a black crop top and black shorts.

bold 8

  • Underlayer can be completely ditched with strategically placed panels or patterns. A huge favorite with celebrities but with a “caution” tag for the rest.

bold 9

  • In the summer, sheers make great pool or beach cover-up. Wear your sheer top over a bathing suit to show it off.

with swimwear

How do you like your sheer tops to be styled? Pour in your tips and ideas.

The best secrets of accessorizing like a stylista

Accessorize it right

Well, get ready to boost your accessorizing confidence!

It’s easy to make an ordinary outfit look great with the right accessories. However, on the flip side, it’s easy to ruin an otherwise great outfit by choosing the wrong accessories.

If you don’t know what to do when it comes to accessorizing the good news is it’s easy to learn a few guidelines to accessorize your outfit and look and make it more stylish.

The main accessories to play with:

  • Shoes
  • Handbags
  • Eyeglasses and sunglasses
  • Jewelry and watches
  • Scarves and ties
  • Hats
  • Belts
  • Hair adornments

Don’t miss,

“Read this before buying your next bag!”

https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/read-this-before-buying-your-next-bag/

“Sunglasses! Color and Shape guide unfolded!”

https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/sunglasses-color-and-shape-guide-unfolded/

This will be of good help,

“Match your neck piece with your neckline!”

https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/match-your-neck-piece-with-your-neckline/

“Steal the show in a statement necklace!”

https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/steal-the-show-in-a-statement-necklace/

Use Accessories To:

  • Bring attention to your best points and minimize your worst. If you want to highlight your toned arm, a cute bracelet can do the magic. It instantly diverts the attention to your best feature.
  • Bring an older outfit up-to-date. Yes, the same blue top you are wearing for long will look refreshing with a floral scarf or a stripe shrug.
  • Look and feel younger — regularly updating your accessories is a great way to stay contemporary without having to spend a fortune.
  • Get the “look” you want — such as chic, sophisticated, business, casual, fun, artistic and so on.
  • Change the look of an outfit — from casual to formal and vice versa, by changing the accessories you wear. For example, change your shoes, handbag and jewelry (and maybe a jacket) to go from business meeting to an evening event.

11

  • Add an element of surprise! Often an unexpected twist can be added by choosing accessory wisely. A neon belt might completely change the look of a black top or a huge sparking ring, with other Jewelry in moderation will bring a touch of specialty.

There are so many inspiring and beautiful pieces of jewelry available in the marketplace providing you with countless styling options. The trick is to discover which pieces add the best finishing touches to your outfit.

  1. Each piece of Jewelry must add value to your (entire) outfit and look. Over-accessorizing and under-accessorizing are common jewelry errors. Just because you are in love with the piece does not mean you should wear it with every outfit and just because you are in a serious professional arena does not mean you can’t be experimental with your jewelry. Coco Chanel infamously recommended, “Before leaving the house, a lady should stop, look in the mirror, and remove one piece of jewelry.” Trust me, it’s great advice and still holds true. Always look for the net effect.

1-2

2. Each piece must be proportional to your body frame and facial features. The trick to the success with every outfit is to control where the ‘eye’ goes. When done well, the focus remains on ‘you’ and your outfit complements this goal. Jewelry can support or divert this objective and the size of each individual piece or the overall jewelry layout plays a key role. For example, a statement necklace can divinely style an outfit as long as the net effect does not overpower you.

When you’re talking with a client whose eyes are fixated on your large sparkly earrings and away from your eyes, the odds of her or him paying attention to what you are saying decrease. A bold cuff bracelet may just be the perfect accessory to your shift dress, simply make sure the cuff width does not visually shorten the length of your arm.

  1. Each piece must complement your skin tone and not only your outfit. There is a wide colour spectrum of various hues in gold, silver, rose gold, turquoise, amethyst and lot more. It’s so important to select jewelry that not only looks great with your outfit, but enhances you too. Opt for jewelry metals and gemstones that illuminate your natural skin tone. Perhaps you look better in green turquoise rather than blue turquoise or shiny yellow gold verses glimmering silver. The pretty pink tote that suits a girl with cool complexion might not look good on a warm olive-skinned beauty, who will look much better in a marsala or dark brown bag.

6 

4. Each piece must be occasion and outfit appropriate. Today’s style rules are much more lenient than times past, even at work. It’s acceptable to wear baubles during the day if it suits your profession. For instance, a chic, sophisticated crystal necklace may be the ideal accessory for a day full of meetings, but wearing it to give your closing trial argument is probably not a good idea – the shimmer will distract rather than attract your audience. It’s also important to note the tone/vibe of your outfit, jewelry and other accessories. It is okay to mix but within a certain scope. The trick is to make sure the contrast is complementary. Daytime sleek minimalistic jewelry paired with a black silk jumpsuit will likely not work in an evening party, but an ornate vintage bracelet styled with a conservative blazer may just be the perfect contrast. Experiment and use your best judgment.

5. Don’t do over matchy-matchy. The whole point of accessories is to add additional significance to an outfit. An accessory is good when it’s not only a beautiful piece, but it complements your outfit and look. One of the major mistakes of accessorizing is wearing too many “matchy-matchy” pieces. Ninety-nine percent of the time a matching necklace paired with matching earrings or a matching bracelet adds no additional value to an outfit – it’s not only outdated, but more importantly, it’s a visual distraction whereby people pay attention solely to the crowd of jewelry and not you as a person. The whole purpose of accessorizing fails instantly!

Additionally, a matching set may not versatile. Even if you break up the jewelry set and wear it separately, it’s not adding anything new, fresh or exciting to outfit.

  1. Harmonize Accessories with Each Other. It’s a good idea to harmonize accessories with each other in the same outfit. For example, similar silver buckles on shoes and handbag. However, take care to have some contrast in your look. Complete sameness can be boring and to some extent aging.

9

7. Coordinate but don’t blend with outfit. Make sure your accessories match, but don’t blend into your clothes. For example, a red top worn with a silver necklace with a red stone is not going to make a statement. A better choice would be a black stone so it doesn’t clash, but compliments the color well. This way if you’re wearing black shoes, the whole outfit and accessories coordinate well. Colors to avoid wearing together are red and green, red and pink, green and blue, orange and pink and yellow and pink. But again, there are too many shades of a color and so, check and go by your instinct.

8. Less Is More. The last rule of accessorizing is to remember that less is more. Never feel obliged to wear something if you don’t feel like it’s going to work with the rest of your look. No matter how much you want to wear something, or no matter how much it is in fashion, if it’s not enhancing your look, no need to add it. It’s a great way to avoid accessorizing mistake. An awesome hat, a cool scarf, a sparkly bib necklace, the neon bag, a big statement ring, all put together is nothing short of an accessorizing disaster but individually or with one or two they are magical!

Some fun read:

“20 fabulous ways to accessorize maxi dresses”

https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/20-fabulous-ways-to-accessorize-maxi-dresses/

“How to Accessorize a Shift Dress”

https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/how-to-accessorize-a-shift-dress/

Don’t forget to leave your precious remark if this post was a nice read!

20 fabulous ways to accessorize maxi dresses

Oh! Glorious summer! The season of the lovely, ultra-feminine maxis in plethora of fits, patterns and styles. But what to wear with them? Any dress loses its charm if not worn and accessorized properly.

Many of my friends feel so overwhelmed by the extra length they often feel confused about accessorizing maxi dresses, as opposed to mini-dresses? Here are the 20 fabulous ways to accessorize maxi dresses. Keep experimenting according to the dress and the mood!

  • Throw a bright cardigan- If your maxi dress is grey, or white, or any neutral monotone, small print or striped, a bright cardigan is the perfect way to accessorize it.
  • Try a cropped denim jacket – Perfect for a boho-chic look.

b6e8292da4c1826ba7b1febe7f26dfc4

  • Find a friend in a tote bag – Dual purpose! hold your stuff and accessorize the dress.
  • Try sparkly cuffs, stacks of bangles – Bright and feminine! Draws attention to your toned and tanned bare arms.

953f282f53f5e986cc73e610706b654e

  • A chunky belt – Try to bring variety in the style by experimenting from wide versions with bold buckles (suits best with maxi dresses) to skinnier numbers in bold or neon shades. It draws attention to the thinnest part of the body, that is, the waist and makes you look leaner.

79ef931f9240c392c6422d014550ab73

  • Long neck pieces – Long necklaces will easily create a long, slim look.

5005138f1aeaf5d0ca8bda3415702082

  • A biker jacket or a leather jacket – Great to combat a slight chill with a smashing style!

59aba7efc9eb1fdd8e403207c697c6ba

  • Big signature shades – Right from the perfect rounds to the reflectors, a perfect accessory.

ff3ca8677e903c4f7ac4c2caa7aee321

  • Scarves!! – Yes, you heard it absolutely right! Turn heads with this unusual combination.

f43caec41eb1a64f1a72740e4049b0c3

  • Hats – Sun protection and oodles of glamour.

d171b58d7f5b9cfad94688b56f9d95f9

  • Ankle boots and knee boots – Slit maxi are just too right for these. Bring out the cow-girl in you! Just check the picture above!
  • Chunky watches – Sophisticatedly casual.
  • Bib neck pieces – Won’t let any eyes wander.

1c4264f085e98fc25cab7fe61cad36fe

  • Statement earrings – Choose from the wide variety of hoops, big chandeliers draws attention to your pretty face.
  • Glam up with stilettos – the ultimate glamor weapon.
  • Gemmed flats – Sparkly, blingy flat foot wear with faux stones.

extrabux_flats2

  • Head bands – Be it floral or bejeweled, this hair accessory makes you look like a princess.
  • Wedges – Perfect for the flirty, girly look.
  • Bandana – For the Bohemian you! Additionally, if you are travelling or want to save your hair from strong sun, this accessory is perfect.

6691638feae69f7e47063197f2bb99f2

  • A bling anklet – Don’t let anyone miss your lovely feet. You can even add a couple of toe rings for some added bling.

3a2af45fbdbe0939c5db7a51b1174249

Go ahead and live summer in style! Don’t forget to leave a comment if this was a fun read and you are willing to take tips from this!

This knowledge can entirely change the way you dress and make up

Let’s start our post with a small task!

Do a fast brain-raking to check, have you ever tried on a top or a shade of lipstick that makes your look come alive, only to test out another that’s almost exactly the same color or shade but makes you look just generally ewwwwww? Perhaps, a few of such “blah” lipstick, dress or top is sitting still in your closet or mind as a bad investment?

But why does this happen at all? The first one probably matched your skin’s surface tone and undertone perfectly, while the second shade may have a totally wrong undertone.

Most of the people whom I say this, give a typical response, “Surface tone?! Well, somewhat understandable but.. Undertone?! and how does that affect our shopping outcome?”

When it comes to fashion and beauty, there are few catchwords as prevalent as “cool undertones” and “warm undertones” In fact, we’re always hearing that identifying which category we fall into is integral to our overall look, but discovering a sure process to find where we fall is still blanketed in confusion.

With a steadily increasing awareness, may be you, kind of, heard the terms, but don’t really know the difference between surface tone and undertone! Welcome to the club.

The first step in grasping the concept?

Understanding that our skin’s surface tone is the color you’d describe yourself as having (ivory, light, medium, tan, dark, etc.) Your skin’s undertone is the color underneath the surface. You can have the same skin color as someone, but a different undertone, which are broken down like this:

Cool (pink, red or bluish undertones) Warm (yellow, peachy, golden undertones) Neutral (a mix of warm and cool undertones)

Some include olive as a separate, fourth category, but most consider it neutral because it has a mix of warm and cool undertones.

One big myth: That pale girls can’t be warm-toned. In fact, many fair-skinned women have warm undertones (Did you know, Nicole Kidman is one of them!) and similarly dark-skinned women have cool tones.

So, how can you determine which category you fall into? Read on!

  • Shortcut Test – Check Your Veins

Under natural light, look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are they blue or green? If they look more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If the veins look greenish, you’re warm. It’s worth noting, warm girls, that you’re veins aren’t actually green—they look it because you’re seeing them through yellow-toned skin (yellow + blue = green.)

  • White Fabric Test

Pull your hair back away from your face (or cover it with a white towel) and drape a white towel or cloth around your neck and shoulders. Your face should be freshly cleansed. The white (make sure it’s ivory white) will reflect the true color. If your face looks more yellow, you’re warm. If your skin has a blue tone you’re cool. The result also depends on lighting since fluorescent lights can give skin a greenish tint. Test for undertones in natural or incandescent light.

  • Find Which Colors Look Best on you

Certain colors will make you look better. Warm-toned girls generally lean toward yellows, oranges, browns, yellow-greens, ivories, and warm reds, while cool-toned girls look best in blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens, magentas, and true “blue-based” reds.

  • The Jewelry Trick.

Think about whether you look better in silver or gold jewelry (Remember: Not which you like more, but which actually makes you look more radiant, glowing, and awake.) Typically, girls with cool undertones look better in silver and platinum metals, and warm-toned women look better in gold.

  • The Neutral Test.

Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. Does your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues, or ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades? The former means you’re probably cool-toned, and the latter, warm.

  • Eye and Hair Color.

Your natural eye and hair colors can help figure out your coloring. Customarily, cool people have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blond, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet and ash undertones. Conversely, warm-toined women usually have brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blond, red, brown, or black hair. Their hair tends to have gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones.

  • The Sun’s Effects.

When you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit into the former category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn.

2

Still confused?

Take “The Compliment Test”

If you’re still confused, make a note of every compliment you receive about the color of your clothing, and of course makeup. If you keep getting compliments about a certain look, you’ll know you’re on the right track and thus pick up the hint which tone you belong to.

 

Images: http://www.threecustom.com

How to Accessorize a Shift Dress

One chic dress with lots of ways to wear it

1

A shift dress is one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Whether it’s patterned, neutral, or bright, it merrily goes with most accessories, adapting to become the look you want. The proof is in these pleasing picks.

Jewelry

  • For a classic, Michelle Obama or Jacqueline Kennedy-inspired look, wear your dress with a strand (or two) of pearls.
  • Feeling bold? Try a chunky, gold necklace, bracelet or watch.
  • A sheath dress is the perfect opportunity to show off that oversized, jewel-encrusted statement necklace.
  • For something a little more elegant, pull your hair up and put on a pair of dazzling chandelier earrings.

untitled

In this context, don’t miss the following posts.

“Steal the show in a statement necklace!”

https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/steal-the-show-in-a-statement-necklace/

“Match your neck piece with your neckline!”

https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/match-your-neck-piece-with-your-neckline/

Shoes

  • Closed-toe pumps never fail with a simple sheath dress.
  • Flats pumps, not as sexy, can also be worn for a more casual look
  • For a classy effect try a pair of cream-colored or nude pumps. Combined with a classic shape, this shoe will encourage all eyes to stay fixed where they belong—on the dress and give an optical illusion of longer legs!
  • Espadrilles with a wedge heel will give the style a high-fashion lift.
  • Paired with a neutral-hued dress, bright-colored ballet flats (imagine sunny yellow or marmalade-y orange!) will give you instant happy feet!
  • If you’re heading for a glitzy party or gala affair, try a vivacious pair of heels with sequins, rhinestones or any other embellishments.

with pumps

Belt

  • You can make your sheath dress figure flattering by adding a belt. Try adding a skinny belt just above your hips. Wearing a belt that is the same color as your dress (such as black on black or beige on beige) is always work-appropriate;
  • For a night out, try adding a brightly-hued belt to your black sheath. This will add a pop of color and bring attention to your cinched waistline.

belt
Bag

  • For a formal look structured bags add an extra dimension to your dress.
  • A studded clutch or a blingy box clutch is perfect for a glamorous night out.
  • Add a splash of color to your ensemble—by toting a funky envelope-inspired carry case with your dress.
  • A girly outing! A catchy crossbody can heighten your cool attitude.

3crossbody

Layering

  • If your sheath dress has a pattern or design, try wearing a unbuttoned cardigan that matches one of the colors in your dress.
  • For a monochrome sheath dress, pair it with a bright jacket, blazer or cardigan. This will instantly infuse your look with brightness and boldness.
  • To keep chills away, a trench coat with your dress can rock the look.
  • A faded denim jacket will add a boho-chic tone to your look, while working to juxtapose the girlishness of the main piece.
  • You can also try layering a white tee or button-up underneath your sheath for a polished look.
  • For a fun twist, try turning your sheath into a skirt by adding a shirt, jacket and scarf over top.

Tights

  • To keep your look modern, make sure your tights are opaque as opposed to solid.
  • For a sexier look try lace-inspired legwear or offbeat color tights.
  • Try an animal-print tights with a black monochrome sheath dress.

Scarf

  • Add edge to a uni-tone dress with a vibrant silk or chiffon scarf featuring an edgy geometric pattern.
  • A woolen scarf on a slightly cold day will keep you warm and stylish at one go.

We are waiting to hear what you have to say about this post! Don’t forget to comment.

 Images: http://www.beautybrawler.com, http://cuteandcompany.com,

Don’t feel distressed to style distressed jeans! Key is here!

The Denim trend is ever evolving!

Shredded jeans have transitioned from the working man’s uniform to fashionable dressing. Once deemed distinctly unfitting for most occasions, it is pretty clear, distressed denim experienced an startling shift, turning it into a testimony of effortless style.

Whether you wear them tattered at the knee or slashed throughout, these tips will tell you about all the ways you can style ripped jeans!

1. Think lengths with a long coat.

Elongate the body with a long, menswear-inspired coat. The structured shoulders of this one counter the relaxed vibe of the jeans.

11 repeat

2. Make a biker jacket your best friend

Every fashionista knows that a leather jacket and distressed denim go together like bread and butter. This complete boho-chic look is an eternal fav for most of us!

2

3. Oversized Sweater

Layer your ripped jeans appropriately with an oversized sweater to remain bundled up with a hint of skin showing.

3

4. Leopard Print

Show off your edgy-wild streak by pairing your distressed denim with a fierce leopard print piece.

4

5. Black Blazer

Team your denim with a basic blazer to elevate your look from daytime to night-time. This twist adds a kind of semi-formal edge to your look.

5

6. Booted.. beautifully

Move around in style when you pair your ripped jeans with appropriate heeled boots. Ankle boots are darling for the look but don’t be afraid to experiment with knee and thigh high ones!

6-2

7. Seasonally Layered

Multiple cozy layers keep skin-showing jeans seasonally suitable and chic. Keep warm and look sexy.. what a combo!

7-2

8. If you have it! Flaunt it!

Ripped jeans make a wonder combination with a crop top to flaunt your washboard abs. Not confident? Try this peekaboo look!

8-2

9. Caped! Or with a Poncho or a Kaftan

A cape or poncho give an interesting edge to your styling. Try bright colors, large patterns, geometric, Aztec print.. just anything!

9-2
Don’t miss to tell us about your favorite way to style distressed jeans!
The articles which might catch your fancy!
Afraid to try a Palazzo pant?
https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/afraid-to-try-a-palazzo-pant/

Rock the Culottes trend!
https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/rock-the-culottes-trend/

Don’t wear printed trousers before reading this!
https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/dont-wear-printed-trousers-before-reading-this/

Stylish Ways To Wear Boyfriend Jeans!
https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/stylish-ways-to-wear-boyfriend-jeans/

How to wear colour jeans!
https://lifestylishly.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/how-to-wear-colour-jeans/

Images: http://www.vogue.com, http://www.thefashionspot.com, http://www.totalfashionista.com,