Christmas Party Fashion Top Tips

Whether you like it or not, the holiday season is right around the corner which can only mean one thing; it’s time to prepare for the Christmas party! From a family gathering to the dreaded (for a few!) office party; there are several occasions we have to be primped and primed for.

I love Christmas, that holiday spirit gets me every time; a sense of comfort, togetherness and that beautiful sense of giving but as a bloke and I’m sure many of you agree, having to keep up with all of these parties is exhausting to say the least! I suppose it wouldn’t be such a problem if I could turn up in my jeans and a t-shirt but the fashion police might kill be for daring to go against the rules. OK, so maybe they aren’t quite direct rules but when it comes to attending a Christmas party you should make the effort to look the part… and turning up in pyjamas just won’t cut it.

Whether you used to doing what you want, think you’ve been doing it right all along or know that you desperately need help this season our below tips are essential to keep in mind for the Christmas festivities…

Sensible– Unless you know it’s a fully formal occasion that is going to require you to wear a tuxedo, you will no doubt be spoilt for choice when it comes to your attire. From brightly coloured slim fit tailored suits to print shirts; there is a lot to choose from but as difficult as it may be, try and keep your choice simple. From plain to subtly striped shades of navy, blacks, greys and brows; whether a full tailored suit or shirt and trousers keep it simple and sensible to avoid making a bad move. This is particularly important when heading to the office party as the last thing you will want to do is stand out of the crowd and draw attention for all the wrong reasons.

Smart– For many men and that includes myself; having to constantly make the effort to dress smart can be exhausting I mean why can’t we just wear our t-shirts and jeans all the time? It’s tempting I agree but even if it’s not declared on your invite, it is only right to dress smartly for a Christmas party. The really formal occasions will naturally require the old tux but generally speaking during other events you can easily get away with simply wearing regular cocktail attire i.e. a well fitted suit. Slim fit suits are a must have this season and with a range of mens designers and high street labels offering a number of styles, the options are endless. Just keep in mind that those throwing the party will have expectations from you as a guest so you should try to ensure that you stick to conventions.

Statement– I mentioned that it is important to maintain a sensible attitude to your party dress code but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a statement with your choice of clothing. Whether it’s a touch of flair with a green pocket square (this seasons must have colour) or experimenting a little with other Autumn/Winter style staples which include everything from fur, to check prints and even roll necks- mix your smart look with something a bit different. Consider starting small or just stick to one piece to ensure you don’t over do it; either way a statement can help you stand out of the crowd but this time, for all the right reasons.

Christmas is right around the corner which means it is time to start giving your holiday fashion a bit more thought. It’s hard to keep up with the constant changes but whatever your styles, as long as you stick to expectations and don’t overdo it; there is no reason why this Christmas you can’t me the most dapper bloke at the party!

Tank Top Style Tips For Summer

Want to spice up your summer season? Why not go with distinctive but fun tank tops?

During the summer it’s all about staying cool and looking stylish, and with fashion staying comfortable is the key. For instance, a wide assortment of colors is what the summer season is all about, experiencing the reds, the blues, and the pinks! These tank tops will bring you closer to beating the heat and with the vibrant colors you’re sure to shock the crowd.

Ever wonder what could go great with your fun tank top? Well why not add some cute denim cut-off shorts. With your denim shorts you could add some funky accessories like layered necklaces or bangles. Plus why not add any skinny leg denim or pant to the mix for that perfect summer outfit. It doesn’t stop with fun colors, try the striped tanks which comes in all colors like purple/white, black/white, grey/white, or yellow/white.

If you want something different but trendy try the blast-from-the-past tie dye tanks which could bring out the islander in you. Let’s not forget the sassy studded tanks, it’s the look for the edgier type. Adding the studded tanks with any seamless black leggings to the mix and you’ll be rocker chic and ready for a nite out.

Either way the tank top can be dressy or simply casual. It’s how you want to look and feel for the summer season. Now with going dressy, try the dainty ruffle tanks which are great for a beach house party, or a fun dinner date. The ruffle tanks comes in soft subtle colors so they’re perfect with any boyfriend jean or any denim, but will be even cuter with a pair of white skinny leg jeans. Also you’ll look amazing when you wear these with a blazer or with any business attire. Overall looking stylish during the summer with any dressy but chic tank top will keep you looking effortless.

To continue with your new summer wardrobe try the layered look. Adding and layering your look will be easy with the simple seamless tanks. These tanks are great to wear when you’re shopping or working out at the gym or simply going to school you’ll just love wearing them. With variety you can wear tanks that show off your inner personality with the printed tanks, which plays with flowers and with abstract graphic designs. Get the feeling by sliding through the textures with the silk tank tops which will make your summer season cool and relaxed.

But with all these fantastic tank tops you’ll find out how flattering each one is with any body type. These tanks are great for eluding the eyes, and creating the look of symmetry for every body type. Each tank feels and looks great, and with the amazing material you will have an everlasting feeling.

Tall Man Style Tips How to Dress Well for Your Height

If you are a tall man measuring 6 ft or over you probably already know that there is a shortage of clothing that caters for your height. It seems manufacturers pay more attention to the shorter man, leaving it to specialist retailers to cater for taller fashion customers – and these specialist clothing items usually come with a hefty price tag!

It seems the world is against those over a certain height. You only have to cram yourself into an airplane or rental car seat to work that out. Pants, short pants and even shirts can also be hard to cram into – tall guys often have to buy larger fashion shirts as a result, but this can often mean the arms are too long causing them to blouse out unnaturally.

A tall man should avoid things like bright colors and vertical stripes. Just dress for the season and color must be universal and it all depends on how you pull it off with the rest of your look. There are many subtle ways to wear all the looks for a tall guy.

As a tall man you need to be comfortable in your clothes and with your look. If you are wearing well-fitted clothing you feel more confident and ready to take on the world, but when your cuffs are halfway up your arms or your whole body is feeling pinched by an ill-fitting shirt, you can feel self-conscious and awkward.

The most important clothing considerations for a tall man are:

  • Sufficient width in the shoulders of fashion shirts and dress shirts
  • Adequate length in pants legs and sweater and shirt sleeves
  • Enough room in the drop of the crotch to prevent pinching
  • Closely fitting jackets and shirts to prevent billowing

When it comes to choosing pants, there are many options available and as a tall man with long legs, the good news is that you can get away with them all. Slim-fitting trousers can look amazing whilst baggy cargo pants can help you to look a little shorter if this is the type of effect you are after.

Choosing designer shirts is a cinch too. If you don’t want to seem too imposing, you might want to choose shirts that are not too bold in design. A well cut jacket and a double collar shirt can look super stylish and will make sure you are noticed for your great fashion sense when you first walk into a room and not your height alone.

Fashion School Tips to Make Yourself Irresistible

In terms of nerves, the first date is right up there with job interviews, tax audits and meeting the in-laws (if you’re lucky enough to get to that point). It’s bad enough that you’re wondering if this person will turn out to be the love of your life or an axe murderer, the last thing you want to worry about is how you look. Here are ten tips from fashion school experts for putting together an outfit that will make you simply irresistible.

1. Dress appropriately for the occasion. You’ll be more confident in what you’re wearing if you find out where you’re going and what you’re doing. You don’t want to dress too casually if you’re going to a fancy restaurant. And you would look uncomfortably out of place if you were wearing a slinky dress and high heels to a hockey game. They key is to fit in with the crowd, while still showing off your personal style.

2. Strike a balance. The look you’re going for is flirty, rather than flamboyant. Casual without being frumpy. And sophisticated, but still fun. You want to look like you put some effort into the outfit, but didn’t spend all day and every dollar on it You want the guy to get to know you, not be distracted by what you’re wearing (or not wearing). Just use your common sense, and relax: it’s just a date. Really.

3. Think separates. Be ready for anything by making your outfit more adaptable. Wear a smart blazer over a bustier top for a dressier venue, but remove it later in the evening if you’re hitting a club. Likewise, a chunky cardigan over a dress would be perfect for a casual coffee date, but if you decide to go to dinner afterwards, you can take off the sweater to reveal the chic dress underneath.

4. Show your colors. As tempting as it may be to put on the dependable Little Black Dress, try adding some romantic colors to your wardrobe. Fashion design experts and color psychologists believe that shades of red stimulate a faster heartbeat and breathing, so your date’s heart will go pitter patter. If you don’t want to come on so strong, hues such as pink, apricot and peach are more tranquil, but they still attract people to you because they mimic your skin tone when you blush.

5. Accentuate your best feature. You probably have at least one physical feature people are always complimenting you on, be it your legs, your eyes, your shoulders, or your smile. Show it off, without revealing too much. And notice we said “best feature” in singular. If you’re wearing a skirt that displays your legs to perfection, don’t wear a top with a plunging neckline, too.

6. Capture your personality. What do you want your clothes to say about you? If your vibe is rock and roll, go for the jeans and leather jacket. If your hobby is flea market shopping, show off your vintage frocks. The key is to be true to yourself, and not try to be someone you’re not.

7. Keep it simple. Although you want to show your personality, you do want to keep it understated. This date is supposed to be about the two of you, not your outfit. Don’t let what you’re wearing call too much attention to itself. You also want to stay away from flashy fashion design labels; you don’t want to come across as high maintenance.

8. Sport a conversation piece. Think of this is as your emergency button. At some point in your date, the conversation may start to lag. By including in your ensemble an accessory that has special meaning to you, or has a story around it, you’ll always have something to talk about. Perhaps it’s a piece of jewelry that you made, or a handbag that you found on vacation.

9. Stay comfortable. First dates are uncomfortable enough. You don’t want your clothes to be uncomfortable, too. Wear clothes that you feel good in and that fit well, so you’re not constantly adjusting or fidgeting. Also, there’s a good chance that in the course of the evening, you will be doing a lot of walking, getting in and out of a car, and maybe even running to make a reservation or show time. Make sure your shoes are comfortable, and that your pants or dress aren’t so tight that you can’t move in them.

10. Use the element of surprise. Say he greets you at the door and likes what he sees. (And he’d be insane not to.) Seal the deal by revealing a surprising fashion design element, like a scooped back he didn’t see coming from the demure front. It could be enough to turn him into pudding.

Of course, the most important thing to wear is confidence and a smile. Because even if the date doesn’t lead to a long-term romance, when you feel confident and good about yourself, you’ll still live happily ever after.

Summer Fashion To p Tips to Remain Cool and Stylish

The summers can be really tough on people who like to look fashionable and attractive at all times. You’ll find it really hard to stay cool and composed during the summers unless you are dressed right. In fact, many people dress very casually during the summers and therefore they do not have the appropriate look for anything but informal occasions. However, all you have to do is keep a few things in mind when dressing for this season; you will look and feel fresh and cool with the following tips:

1. Choose high quality fabrics made of natural materials. Cotton, linen, and silk are great fabrics to wear during warm days because they are breathable and light. Since these fabrics tend to wrinkle easily, you should also consider buying blends. Popular cotton options are seersucker and Madras.

2. Wear loose fitting clothes in order to benefit from a flow of air inside them. In fact, you should avoid wearing tight clothes because they will make you feel uncomfortable and breathless in extreme heat. Well tailored yet loose fitting clothes will also look very attractive. Do not buy extremely baggy clothes that will make you look shapeless and bulky. Another good way of wearing loose fitting clothes is to pair them with slim fit skirts, jeans or trousers for a well put together look.

3. Wear clothes in light colors that do not absorb the rays of the sun. There are many lovely light and bright colors such as coral, peach and lemon yellow which will make you look very attractive.

4. Wear sleeveless and short clothes as much as possible. Since shorts are perfect for this weather you should pick up a well-tailored pair that does not look sloppy. Keep in mind that short shorts will not be appropriate for many occasions and situations. In fact, you can dress them up with a very good shirt or tunic and a nice pair of strappy sandals or wedges. You could also keep a lightweight jacket or a cardigan handy in case you need to cover up when you do indoors.

5. Do not overload yourself with jewelry because they too will make you feel uncomfortable in the heat.

There are plenty of attractive clothes available during the summer since many brands offer lines designed for this season. If you know how to shop well then you will definitely be able to step out in style when the mercury rises.

Build Up Your Self Confidence by Using Simple Fashion & Beauty Tips

You are feeling good about yourself and you want to show the world that you have something to offer. You feel that way inside but you look says something totally different. How to get the outside to match how you feel on the inside? Well you have got to ‘Dress for Success’.

But how do you accomplish this? Number one you have got the dress the part and by dressing for the part I mean that you have got to dress for the job, career, or business that you want, not for the one that you currently have. Example if you wanted to be a successful Hair Stylish, you have got to look like you have your hair in order. Would want to go to a Hair Stylist whose hair was always a mess? I don’t think so. This analogy could be used in just about every profession.

Now this does not mean that you have got to go out and spend an exceptional amount of money to get a whole new look. This new look can be accomplished by adding a few pieces of accessories to your existing wardrobe.

Some of the simple tips that I find useful are:

1) Add a piece of jewelry to an outfit. It can be a nice bracelet, a simple necklace, a pair of earrings or even a nice watch. Don’t over do it with the jewelry. Just add something simple to your already existing outfit.

2) Dress up a pair of jeans. I know we dress up for work five days a week and we want a day where we can just tone things down and relax. Dressing up a pair of jeans can be as simple as changing from an old t-shirt to a nicer shirt or maybe a blouse. You can even add a simple jacket depending on the outing.

3) Update you current handbag. By adding a simple handbag you can create a totally different style in the way that an outfit looks and the way that you feel. Handbags are an accessory to any outfit and you should think of it as such.

4) Incorporate some simple beauty tips such as drinking plenty of water. Water promotes rejuvenation of the skin to gives the skin a natural healthy glow.

5) Take some time out for yourself. Every one needs time to unwind and relax. In a previous article that I wrote “Finding Time to Pamper Yourself,” I outlined some tips to follow to assist in taking and making the time for yourself.

Remember that the key to looking and feeling your best is to take care of yourself. If you incorporate some of these tips that I mentioned you can be on your way to build up your self confidence while creating or updating your style.