3 Trendy Tricks For A More Sophisticated Style

We all want to have the most elegant and chic personal style possible, with smart shoes, tailored trousers and perfect purses. It is often a challenge to change up our fashion sense as we grow as individuals but we can hone in on the finer details and make sure we are always dressing in a way that is true to ourselves. It is a balancing act to stay comfortable and keep on top of the latest trend, but it can be achieved. Instead of waking up each morning in despair with nothing to wear you will soon be able to saunter smoothly to work or a social event with a new found air of elegance and effortlessness.

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  1. The Devil Is In The Detail

How often to you clock that loose thread on your friend’s jacket? It is an irritating little piece of cotton which could easily be sorted out, but for some reason you can’t take your eyes of this flaw. You need to make sure that your wardrobe is preened to perfection and you are looking dapper at every time of the day. Forget the hanging buttons and falling hems it is time to get on top of the details. Head to your local dry cleaners where they will be able to hem trousers and tailor your jackets to fit you perfectly. Paying attention to the minor details is the best way to bring sophistication into your style.

  1. Individuality

When we were younger we all went through that awkward stage when we wore clothes that didn’t quite fit us or suit our personal style. Not being afraid to be an individual is one of the most effective ways to achieving the style of your dreams. You don’t need to follow the latest trends in order to be considered stylish; some of the most fashionable icons march to the beat of their own drum and they own it. Wear the clothes that make you feel happy, comfortable and empowered and you won’t step a foot wrong in any outfit you wear.

  1. Beautiful Basics

The basics of your wardrobe are the skeleton for each outfit you put together. Investing in good quality, flattering basics with help you to mould your outfits around these chic designs, meaning your outfit will be perfectly put together. Every fashionista needs three essential basics which she can turn to in times of need. Firstly, you need to find your favourite pair of jeans, which flatter your figure and will last a long time. Next you need a wonderful winter coat which will set you apart from the crowds, you should feel like a rock star every time you throw it on over your outfit. Finally, a little black dress is an essential for every woman; whenever you can’t decide what to wear this will be your go to jaw-dropper.

Avoid those early morning fashion disasters by planning your outfits in advance. Get the minor details all sorted and you won’t have to panic about any potential pitfalls in your style. Let your individuality shine and find the style which makes you smile.

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Five Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Hiking Vacation

If you are planning a hiking vacation this year, you might want to take the adventure to the next level. From hidden beauty to trails that introduce you to ancient culture, and treetop accommodation, there are several ways of spicing up your hiking vacation and making the most out of your time spent close to nature. Below you will find a few unusual ways to do so.

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  1. Get a Local Guide

The best way to explore areas that are not well known is getting a local guide. Don’t settle for the usual tours that most tourists go on; get in touch with a local tour operator who will be happy to share the hidden secrets of the area, and the myths surrounding geological features. You will be able to find your local guide in national directories, or by visiting a tourist office. Remember that the most knowledgeable person might not be on the high street. You might also want to check out G Adventures Machu Picchu Hike to experience local living and ancient cultures.   

  1. Stay In the Canopy Layer

Some tours and hiking vacation packages allow you to book a hotel in the canopy layer of the rainforest, and sleep listening to the sound of nature. You will love the tranquility and the different perspective this type of hiking vacation offers, and you can really experience what it is like to live alongside different species.

  1. Try EcoTourism

To make your hiking tour even more memorable, you could book an Eco lodge that has an outdoor fresh water shower, and is powered by wind and solar energy. You can try organic local food, and detox at the same time. Eco tours are generally operated by local organizations, and the majority of the income is reinvested in preserving the ecosystem and protecting vulnerable species in the region. You can meet famous and passionate conservationists who will tell you everything they know about the ecosystem and its vulnerabilities.

  1. Combine Yoga and Hiking

You could also go on a yoga vacation that combines outdoor living, healthy eating, and hiking with yoga. Your retreat will deliver several spiritual and physical benefits. Whenever you feel like you would like a break from the civilization, you can visit one of the yoga retreats in the forest, exploring the surroundings on foot in the day, and starting and ending the day with yoga and meditation.

  1. Stay With Tribes

The best way of finding out more about the life of people in remote areas is by living with them. You can book your accommodation in a mountain town or village, and eat, sleep, and party with the locals. Find out more about the customs, traditions, and beliefs of people living by the mountains.

Making the most out of your hiking vacation and taking your experience to the next level is a great way of getting closer to nature. Whether you are looking to explore ancient cultures  or local biodiversity, there is a perfect tour waiting for you.

Five Tips to Stay Comfortable While Looking Fab

For most of us, going to the races or a party causes a lot of headache. We might need to take hours to get our hair done and choose the right dress, just to be hiding all the time in the corner because of an uncomfortable shoe or a broken zip. If you would like to look stunning and feel comfortable at the same time next time you go out with the girls, or when you go to see the races, check out our five tips below.

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  1. Choose the Right Fit

The main reason why people’s clothes get ruined during parties and races is because they don’t choose the right fit dress. If you decide to spend hundreds of pounds on a dress, get it from a place that offers free alterations. You need to stay glam, and this means that you must have the right fit you can move around in. There is nothing worse than having to adjust your dress or your bra sticking out at the front every couple of minutes. It will take all the fun out of going out.

  1. Inspect Stitching and Buttons

Before you head out for the night or the day, you will need to eliminate the risks of getting exposed or embarrassed by inspecting the buttons and stitching. They have a bad habit of breaking at the worst possible time. You might also want to take a scarf or a bolero with you, in case something breaks, or someone decides to spill red wine on your outfit. It is necessary to be prepared for the worst, so you can enjoy your night out.

  1. Have a Spare Pair of Shoes

If you have to take a taxi or drive to the event, maybe take public transport, you might want to wear another pair of shoes on the way, so you are not killing your heels and soles before you arrive. You might also want to check whether you would benefit from insoles available at biopods.com, so you can stay on your feet, enjoy the company and the entertainment, and have a pain-free experience.

  1. Get Spare Tights

Ladders on tights happen at the worst possible times. If you can, you should take some spare ones in your handbag, so you can go to the toilet and change. However, a clear nail varnish can also be a lifesaver, too. It can stop the tights from running further, and you can still look good on that group photo with the girls. Tights are the easiest to break, and you don’t want to be hiding in the corner or behind other people because of them.

  1. Fix Your Looks

Having your hair done and spending hours at the beauty salon, just to have it ruined by rain and wind is one of the most annoying parts of being a glam woman. Ask your beautician to fix your makeup and your hair, so it will resist rain or shine. Take some spray with you, and check your makeup regularly in a small pocket mirror, so no photo opportunity will catch you unaware and unprepared.

Looking good and feeling comfortable should not be a compromise. Make sure you are making precautions to enjoy your special events.

What to wear to the races

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Horse races have quite a long tradition in the UK, being not just a sports event but also a social event where everybody display’s their best attires. So, if you plan to attend the coming horse racing event, stirred by the betting odds released by WilliamHill or simply because you want to enjoy the occasion, you need to know what to wear. Believe it or not, horse races are rather sophisticated events, where, regardless of how appropriate it may seem, you cannot wear a casual attire. Yes, you are going to walk on grass and dirt, but you need to display a flawless attire, suitable for a lady like yourself, so you may want to follow the pieces of advice listed below.

  • Choose the right dress

Before you choose the dress you will wear at such an event, you need to know that there is a dress code you need to respect. If this is not enough, each horse race may have its own dress code, so make sure you check this first. It is enough to access the website of the horse race that interest you and you’ll find there the information concerning the accepted dress code. But, as a general rule, short dresses should be avoided, as mid-length ones are more suitable. They should not be embellished with sequins or be too cropped, and they should not allow your underwear to be seen. So make sure you assort the underwear with the color of your dress.

  • Don’t forget about the hat

Hats are elegant accessories, so if you always wanted to wear one, but never had the chance to do so, a horse race is the best occasion. Again, check the website of the race to see if there are any specifications concerning the hat particularities that are accepted. But, whatever you do, choose a hat that will flatter your attire and body size and shape. For example, if you are not too tall, a hat shaped like a mushroom will make you look even shorter. Never choose the hat and then the dress, as it may turn out to be more complicated. It is easier to find the dress first and then find the hat that is right for it.  

  • And yes, you must wear heels

It may not seem like such a good idea to wear heels somewhere where walking on grass may be involved, but horse races are all about elegance, so you will have to make this sacrifice and leave your practical sense at home. Of course, you can avoid walking on grass, for the sake of your shoes, and only do it if there’s no other way. Concerning the heels, make sure they are clean and that they do not present any scratches or scruffs. You will be very well analyzed by the rest of the participants at the race, so you need to protect your image. But, even so, it is not a good idea to wear new shoes at a horse race, as you’ll end up with painful blisters. Try breaking them in by wearing the shoes around the house.

  • A light makeup will be the winner in this case

The makeup you will use when getting ready for a horse race should complement your natural traits and not cover your face. You are not going to a nightclub, so forget about smoky eyes and bright red lipstick. If the day will be sunny, your makeup will be even more visible, an extra reason to opt for something light, like rosy blush and pastel eyeshadows. And if you really want to have a flawless appearance, ask the help of a hairdresser to match your hairstyle and hat in a way that will make you look amazing and chic.

The Things Us Girls Do To Look Good!

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There’s that phrase that says “Beauty is pain”. But have you ever wondered why that seemed to only apply to girls and not guys? It’s crazy if you sit and have a think about all the things we do in order to make sure we look good. Let alone the money that we spend along the way. But you’ll never hear us complain – at least not to the boys, because we want to give off the impression that it’s easy and natural. Like Beyonce once said, “I woke up like this – we flawless” At least, that’s what we want everyone to believe.

Here are the top three things we do in order to look (and feel) beautiful.

Nails

For some reason, we only feel like a real girl when we have the pretty nails on. But if you don’t already have long, well-kept nails, then you’re going to have to pay for some. And that isn’t a cheap investment – not when you’re required to do it every month. The plus side is being able to choose beautiful colours and pattern and shapes and lengths. This isn’t really a chore, it’s actually rather enjoyable, but it does cost money, and it isn’t a one-off thing. So technically, that’s still a tough job to maintain. No matter how pretty the outcome is. You can find some of the best ideas for this fall on glamour.com.

Hair Removal

It hurts, it’s a regular job, it’s time-consuming – but we do it. Whether it be shaving, waxing, plucking, threading, or zapping, our need to be soft and smooth is the main priority. But sometimes it’s not as simple as that, there can be issues along the way, like ingrow hair, cuts, and bumps, and they’re never fun to try and deal with – but there is a way. You can find out how to get rid of razor bumps from 99centrazor.com, as well as figuring out how to avoid those nasty ingrown hairs. In fact, even introducing exfoliating into your routine can greatly make a difference. So do the research, not just the action – you could learn a lot and make the experience an easier one.

Makeup

Do you have any idea about how much money you spend on your makeup every year? No? Well, you probably won’t want to find out, because it’ll be a lot. Remember that you’re supposed to throw out your makeup if you’ve had it for three months, and while no one really does that – imagine that extra cost if you did. Regardless of where you shop, whether that be the drugstore or the high-end beauty stores, it still all adds up. Mascara dry up quickly, eyeshadows run out rapidly, foundations disappear dramatically, and our brushes – our brushes should all be put in the bin and replaced. Like, now. You don’t want to know what’s crawling around in there. Not even kidding.

So as you can see, us women have it hard. And that’s without even mentioning that time of the month…

Ultimate Fashion Advice To Give To Your Man

Let’s face it, if you have a boyfriend, fiancee, or husband, you know they struggle to ‘get’ fashion. They might think they know how to dress smart, but do they really know the right colour combinations or the right way to accessorise an outfit?

No, they don’t. In fact, a lot of the time they just chuck on whatever’s comfortable and don’t really care about their outfit. You know this is perfectly fine if they’re just going to the shops or you’re not really doing anything. But, when the two of you go out as a couple and go on a date or go somewhere nice, you want both of you to look good. After all, you spent a lot of time making sure you look great, so shouldn’t they?

So, it’s time to sit them down and give them a few fashion pointers that will help them pick out the right outfits and look good all the time.

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Learn What Matches

Guys have a real struggle when it comes to learning what colours match each other. This often causes them to wear clothes that look nice on their own, but don’t combine well together at all. Like, yeah, those jeans are nice, and I like that top too, but that doesn’t mean they look good as an outfit because the colours completely clash. Show them articles like this one here https://theidleman.com/manual/advice/how-match-clothing-colours/ that pretty much explain how to match colours. If they learn how to get this right, then they’ll definitely be able to put together good outfits from here on in.

Men Can Accessorise Too

It’s rare that a guy will buy accessories for their outfits, but they really should. Something like a nice watch on their wrist can add to an outfit. Or, as seen here https://www.frostnyc.com/collections/diamond-combo, a diamond necklace to completely amp up their look and give them that celebrity style. Even something simple like a pair of sunglasses or a hat can go well with different outfits, particularly in the summer. The bottom line is, they need to know that accessories can help bring their outfits together, and shouldn’t be neglected.

Dress For Occasions

Finally, you have to teach them to dress for different occasions. I recently posted an article on the popular athleisure trend, and most guys are hugely into this. The problem is, they wear this type of clothing when it’s just not suitable. We’re going out on a date, you need to change out of your gym sweatpants and into something nice. Guys have to learn when to tone things up, and when to tone down. It doesn’t matter how good their outfit is, when worn in the wrong setting, it can embarrass them and you. Make sure they have different clothes that can fit different situations and don’t just fill their wardrobes up with the same things.

There you have it, this is the advice you should give to your man about fashion. They’ll act like they don’t care, but trust me, they’ll listen and love you for it.

How To Nail The Athleisure Trend

The athleisure fashion trend is sweeping the world, and everyone wants to know what to wear and how to wear it. So, read this guide, and you’ll find out how to do just that!

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Understand The Trend

The first step in nailing the athleisure look is understanding what it actually is. Essentially, this trend stems from gym and athletic culture. People wear certain things to the gym, such as sweat pants, leggings, tight fitted clothing, etc. Not only do these clothes look good, but they feel good too – they’re nice to wear.

More and more people began wearing these clothes because they looked and felt so good, even when they weren’t doing any physical activities. Thus, the athleisure trend was born. These days, if you want to rock the athleisure look, then you’re going to wear clothes that are nicely fitted and extremely relaxed. Basically, you want to dress like you’re going to the gym, but you don’t actually have to get dirty and workout!

Be Picky With Brands

Normally, it doesn’t matter so much what brands you wear as part of your outfit. However, the athleisure trend is different as there are so many different brands with this type of clothing. The problem is, you can find a lot of cheap looking brands that aren’t going to help you create the look you’re going for. Instead, these brands can make you look a little bit worse for wear, almost like you’re a delinquent youth.

The key is wearing brands that have established reputations such as Nike. Nike makes a lot of clothes that are ideal for the athleisure look. You’ll have plenty of hoodies, track pants, and all the other items you need to complete this look. Sure, the clothes might be on the expensive side, but you might get lucky and find a Nike promo code that reduces the price. Plus, you pay for what you get. If you want a good look that nails the athleisure trend, then I’m afraid you’ll have to pay for it.

Also, one final note on brands is to avoid mixing and matching them. If you have a Nike top try and pair it with Nike leggings and hoodies, etc.

Make Sure Everything Is Fitted

Perhaps the key to the athleisure trend is ensuring your clothes are fitted. This doesn’t mean they have to be skin tight to your body. It just means you should stay away from loose and baggy clothes – especially baggy sweatpants!

Fitted athletic clothing is the difference between creating a look that fits the trend and creating a look that makes you look like a lazy bum! That sounds a bit harsh, but it’s the truth. You can do a lot of things to make this look drift over the edge and become unfashionable.

This is a very interesting trend as it combines gym culture with fashion. It’s also interesting as there are a lot of ways your look can go wrong, so you have to be on your toes. Ensure you follow the advice above, and you’ll nail this trend every time.