Jumpsuits Are Making A Comeback!

Jumpsuits Are Making A Comeback!

If you’re a fan of watching fashion shows and indulge in the various fashion weeks, you may have noticed an old-school favorite making a comeback: the jumpsuit. While many dread this style becoming popular again, fashionistas all over can’t wait to see how designers have reinterpreted the jumpsuit and its future in fashion.

You may not have been able to pull off the jumpsuit back in the day or maybe you were born after this fashion item was long gone and forgotten but this year is seeing a new rise in the jumpsuit trend and it may be one that you’ll be interested in being a part of. These days, designers are choosing comfortable, favorable materials such as silk and other fabrics that drape itself over the body. The idea behind this approach to the jumpsuit is to sport an attitude of retro-cool. The latest styles can either be belted to draw attention to your waistline or left as is.

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Jumpsuits are ideal for creating the illusion of length. The latest styles showcase creative necklines, bare shoulders or bare backs, which draws the eye upwards and adds to the illusion of added height. Jumpsuits are known for combining both the comfort of wearing pants, with the ease and simplicity of wearing a dress. This fashion trend is truly about having the best of both worlds. You can now find jumpsuits that allow you to keep things simple or dress up. For those seeking the latter, you can now indulge in donning a tailored jumpsuit, complete with satin lapels, cummerbund-like sashes, and even double-breasted closures.

To pull off this formal jumpsuit look, opt for a darker color, such as black or navy. For regular jumpsuits, keep everything simple. Accessorize your jumpsuit with sculptural jewelry, a clutch purse, and pumps or strappy sandals. You can also decide how fancy or how dressed down you want to be by what fabric the jumpsuit is made of. Regardless of what type of jumpsuit you choose, make sure to keep your hair and makeup under control. Just because your jumpsuit is a throwback to a different decade, that doesn’t mean your hair and face need to match, too. Keep your hair simple and sleek and your makeup natural and modern.

Important things to remember when it comes to shopping for the next generation of jumpsuits are to avoid loud prints and bright colors. The style of the jumpsuit is enough to draw attention so you don’t want to go overboard. Be sure to choose from styles that scream chic, classy, and retro-cool. Stay away from any jumpsuit that too closely resembles a flight suit or even worse, a catsuit. Additionally, the jumpsuit usually isn’t appropriate for the workplace, unless the atmosphere or company you work for is related to the fashion industry. While a jumpsuit can make you the envy of fellow fashionistas at a fashion magazine or boutique store, it can make you the oddball in an office environment.

How To Wear Fur For The Holidays

How To Wear Fur For The Holidays

This holiday, there is one fashion accessory that will be turning heads and creating envy among even the most fashion elite in your circle – fur. Fake or real depends on you – faux will leave you with cash left for Christmas presents… and food, and many more color and style options. Real is, well, it’s real. The choice of which to wear is made by your conscious and your wallet; the choice of how you wear it is a matter of fashion. Here are the most stylish and sexy ways to do a soft, warm wrap, scarf, ring and more.

Start with the traditional over-the-shoulder shawl. These drape like a poncho, fitted around the shoulders, open down the front. They lay like a coat that has been laid over your shoulders without putting your arms through the sleeves. This creates a very glamorous evening wrap that is intriguing and feminine. These shawls are cut in various lengths from just below the ribs down to the waist. Try on a long haired pink shawl paired with a floppy felt hat and knee-length boots.

Long pelts that drape around your neck and hang down below the waistline are one of the hottest styles this year. They are little more than a fur scarf until you belt them with two wide leather belts and pair them with thigh-high boots and skinny jeans. Think chinchilla.

Of course, the fur coat is not to be forgotten or overlooked. It is, however, taking on a new look for the season. Jet black alpaca in a thick, full, long-sleeve, waist-length coat worn with beaded boots is the trendiest coat on the scene as temperatures continue to fall.

A vest is a less dramatic, but equally sexy way to wear your furs. Vests are best worn over turtlenecks with clothes that are fitted with clean lines and coordinating colors. Let your fur do the talking in a bright color. Belted or tied with an extra wide, ornate ribbon or sash, vests are back on the fashion plates.

Fur is not limited to articles of clothing. It’s also a chic way to accessorize. From head to toe, it’s adorning hats, jewelry, and footwear.

Hats are reminiscent of the traditional Russian headwear in both large winter hats and trooper hats that have tie-up flaps. The large winter hats are bold and fun. The trooper hats, with flaps up or down, are eccentric and hip.
Fur boots are always-in-style when the winter months set in. This season there are two predominant designs, a knee-length lace-up boot with fur lining that escapes dramatically through the tongue all the way up your leg, and the alpaca mid-calf boot so easily identified at ski resorts the world over.

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Perhaps the most fun is the furring. This little beauty is an amusing addition to the fur family. It is a tuft of fur attached to a wide ring band. These are showing up with evening wear, ski wear, and jeans. Fur rings are versatile and add a punch to almost any ensemble.

How To Take Care Of Your Styling Tools

How To Take Care Of Your Styling Tools

Not everything lasts forever. Even the styling tools you use each day can suffer from daily wear and tear. The best way to make the most out of the styling tools you use is to take proper care of them. Neglecting your tools will only cause them to deteriorate faster, which means replacing them. Save yourself time and money by learning how to make your styling tools last.

Curling Irons

Curling irons are perfect for giving you the volume and body you desire. However, this popular styling tool isn’t invincible. If you’ve found yourself going through 2-3 curling irons a year, chances are its human error and neglect that is wearing down your curling iron sooner than expected.

Many women use hair sprays, gel, and other substances on their hair to help protect it from the heat while curling it. This is fine but when those substances come into contact with your curling iron, the combination of heat and spray/gel can damage it, resulting in burnt, crusty residue on the curling iron itself. If enough accumulates on your curling iron, this can affect the way it curls your hair. To avoid this, wipe down your curling iron with a dry or slightly damp towel or cloth after each use.

If you find that your curling iron’s grip isn’t as tight as it used to be, check the screws on the side of the iron. Using applied pressure over time can cause the screws to become loose, causing the lack of grip on the hair. Try using a small screwdriver to tighten the screws and see if that helps instead before tossing it for another one.

Blow Dryers

It is important to clean blow dryers often. Just as you would check the lint screen on your dryer when doing laundry, you should also check your blow dryer for an accumulation of lint, hair and other debris. If too much debris gathers on your blow dryer, you could be setting yourself up for a fire hazard. Check the status of your blow dryer a few times a week or month, depending on how often you use it. The more frequently you blow-dry your hair, the faster lint and hair will gather. You can remove the debris from your blow dryer using your fingertips or a small tool like tweezers. Make sure the blow dryer is off when you’re cleaning it. If you use attachments on your blow dryer, be sure to clean those as well and replace attachments that are cracked or broken to avoid injury.

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Flat Irons

Taking care of your flat iron is the same as caring for a curling iron. Since many flat irons have different types of attachment plates, make it a habit of removing them from the iron after it has cooled off and clean them thoroughly. Remove any hairs that have been snagged and don’t allow stray hairs to burn onto the attachment. Read your manual for the suggested cleaning methods and always make sure the flat iron has been unplugged and is completely cooled off before attempting to clean it.

Instead of using water and soap to clean your styling tools, which can cause a fire hazard, use a damp or dry cloth or towel and avoid using cleaning substances that contain harsh chemicals, as this can cause more harm than good.