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Genius Style Tips For Casual Party Dressing For You

Casual parties are informal parties but the dressing code needs to be suitable, realistic, and exiting. Casual parties include bachelorette bashes, bridal showers, barbecue get-togethers, re-unions, and birthday parties. It is crucial that the attire you pick keeps you comfortable throughout the event. The style you employ must reflect the timing of the party. Sophisticates, elegant, and fun casual summer dresses are suitable during daytime parties while dramatic, glamorous, and sexy silhouettes do great at night parties.

Try shorts:

Shorts were initially designed for iconic people who love to have fun. The different styles and length options are meant to fit into different personality styles. You can maintain a casual look in a lightweight and soft material that offers a small space at the thighs. Tight shorts with flashy embellishments should be avoided. They should also be long enough as short shorts look trashy. If you are attending the party during daytime at the beach, look for gladiator sandals. You may consider ballet flats or lace-up oxford shoes for an afternoon bash. These shoes are quite comfortable. During the night, think around boots, pumps, wedges, or ankle-strapped heels for a more feminine look.

Sparkle at night:

Glitz at night do justice and can take you a long way. A sequined long casual dress is best tones with a cashmere sweater. If you have a glittery top, find perfect jeans to match it. For low keys, consider soft hues.

Befriend Denim:

Denims are comfy and versatile. They will offer you myriad accessory options. In a casual party, nobody will question your style when you choose denim jeans. If you want that perfect chic look, put on a cropped blazer, pumps, or boots. This will have everyone turning their heads on your fierce look. To top the style up, get a bright clutch and match to the party. The commonest combination is usually the jacket-jeans style. Tailored jackets beef up day-to-day jeans. Toy can have a sexy camisole inside the denims.

Long sleeve tee:

T-shirts are versatile. You will find them in the gym, under dressing, in bed because their usefulness is life-long. Long sleeved tees are good to go with jeans.

Dress Supremacy:

At any party, you will never be offside with a dress. For any length, design, or hue, casual dresses for women are always stylish. You need a design that’s accessory-friendly, sexy, and graceful. Choose good pairing pieces like denim jacket, hat, necklace, scarf, and clutch. Almost any shoe style complements a casual dress.

All black attire:

This style is classic especially when it involves black pants and top. Such a slimming silhouette passes for dressy. For a luxurious look, assimilate different fabrics e.g. woolen pants and satin blouse.

Flattery top:

Tops are the first things that capture the attention of onlookers. If you want to create a statement, choose a slinky. Examples of sexy tops are strappy tanks and embellished blouses. A flattery top makes a plain trouser, skirt or jeans glamorous.

De-fancied frock:

Women must always have in their closets that favorite gown for almost any occasion. A little black dress is a good example of such an outfit. The good thing with black dress is that you can wear it repeatedly without anybody noticing as long as you use different accessories every time you have it. For instance, you can throw a casual jacket and put on heels on one occasion and then on a later date use flat shoes and sweater.

Here Fast on the Clothing of the Future

With social media in our everyday lives and smartphones in our hands, the fashion industry’s business model is changing to a see now-buy now assembly line, entrepreneur.com says. Consumers are clamoring for immediate purchasing of runway clothing.

Only 10 years ago, this access to the fashion industry was unheard of. Either consumers had to buy tickets to fashion shows, read about it in the morning’s paper, or watch it online as Harper’s Bazaar states.

Not anymore!

The Catwalk and Phones
Smartphones dominate the front row of every catwalk, bringing consumers to fashion shows, virtually. From their homes, they receive images through Snapchat and Instagram of the behind-the-scenes creation of cutting-edge designs. They watch as innovation is revealed through live streams, according to entrepreneur.com.

By the time these revolutionary designs hit the stores no one wants them!

Immediate Availability

To keep up with consumer’s insatiable hunger many large companies are making their clothes available the same day as the fashion show. A day after at the latest.

Harper’s Bazaar says some designers already moving to this model are Michael Kors and Proenza Schouler. Their core pieces were available after New York Fashion Week of 2016.

And yet, others are rallying against this fast-fashion shift. François-Henri Pinault, representative of Kering, the parent company of “Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga”, and Ralph Toledano, the captain of France’s fashion, announced in WWD that they will use the current system.

But in our world of instant gratification, there’s no time for slow. Fast is the only fashion that stays in style.

This speed-of-thought business model may be able to be picked up by larger companies, but for smaller companies doing two separate presentations will be a struggle, says Harper’s Bazaar.

Indeed, it may be impossible.

Technology and Retail

Many companies, such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Target have already rolled out a visual search. This software helps shoppers find items using “color, shape, size, and proportions”, according to entrepreneur.com. The consumer only needs to take a picture of the item and the app will find a similar product. With increased click-through rates and a return of investment for companies, visual search technology is unlikely to go out of style.

3D Body Scanners

Another breakthrough technology is virtual fitting rooms and 3D body scanners. These advancements will reduce a lot of returns. Much to the relief of retail stores, 3D body scanners allow users to virtually try on clothing, using avatars. No longer will they have to ask, “Will this fit?” They’ll know before pressing “buy” on their phones.

Machine Learning

Isn’t it amazing how technology can predict what you want, even before you know you want it?

This ability is through machine learning. It’s used to provide suggestions and notify consumers of upcoming products based on what they have searched for before.

Using this technology is like hooking your brain up to your phone and subconsciously window-shopping.

In the future, what do you think the fashion industry will look like?

Women’s Fashion Trends for This Summer

Summer is almost here, and many of us are ready to update our wardrobes for the warmer weather. No one wants to be caught wearing outdated fashion. Follow our tips for what will be hot in women’s fashion for summer 2017 so that you can stay on trend.

1. Slogan Tees

Given the heavily charged political atmosphere around the world, it is no surprise that t-shirts emblazoned with slogans will be popular this year. These don’t have to be your typical, cheap graphic tee, as even major fashion houses like Dior are getting into the t-shirt game this year. You aren’t limited to controversial political slogans, either. You can also choose tees sporting fashion logos, such as those that have been seen on the catwalk from Gucci and Moschino.

2. Ruffles

Ruffles have already been spotted in many spring 2017 collections, and they are slated to be just as hot this summer. From long, flowing flounces to tinier frills that accent a collar or placket, expect to see this trend everywhere. Don’t feel like you have to be super-girly to try out this trend, though. Designers like Alexander McQueen are fashioning ruffles out of leather and in more punk-like styles to appeal to a wider audience.

3. Clashing Colors

Gone are the days of monochromatic dressing, at least for the upcoming season. This summer, you will see much more color, and it will be mixed in new and surprising ways. Think mint and mulberry, hot pink and purple, and bright orange with maroon. It seems that almost any combination is fair game these days, and the looks come together shockingly well. So, don’t be afraid to put together your favorite colors this summer, even if they don’t traditionally match.

4. Athleisure

While athletic clothing as everyday wear is not necessarily a new trend, it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, this trend seems to be heating up for the summer 2017 season. Activewear is getting a bit of an update in the form of luxury embellishments this year, though. You will see items like tracksuits adorned with crystal accents, or athletic tops with stylish laser cutouts. Expect to see the clashing color trend expanded to include activewear, as well. Unfortunately, this year’s athleisure lines appear to be re-introducing bike shorts for everyday wear, too. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

5. Stripes

Stripes of every sort are set to be big this summer. You can choose from pinstripes to thick stripes in every color combination and variation: horizontal, vertical, and diagonal. Sticking with the mix and match trend, expect to see stripes paired with contrasting, clashing stripes, or with other non-matching patterns and colors. With the wide variety of stripe available to choose from, you can choose to be as subtle or daring as you please.

Above all, the rules for summer 2017 fashion appears to be that there are no rules. Choose what you like, and don’t be afraid to experiment. This year, it’s all about what makes you feel good when you wear it.

Tips and Tricks to wear hair extensions

Hair extensions are something I never thought I would need, ever. That is until I decided to go from long dark brown hair to platinum blonde. After colouring my hair, it felt completely dead and the only thing I could do to resolve the issue was to cut it off. “Your hair will grow back and you can always get extensions” my hairdresser told me. After 10 minutes of convincing, I agreed to let her cut my hair past my shoulders.

I am completely in love with this new style however, with a few weddings coming up, I am missing my long hair. I have never needed to wear hair extensions before and had no idea what I needed to be looking for. After extensive research and 3 hairdressers later, I finally found the perfect hair extensions for me and finally figured out how to wear them. There a few things I wish I knew first!

Types of hair extensions:
The first decision I was facing was what type of hair extensions I want to wear. There are a number of extension types which include, clip-ins, beaded, tape and glued. Not really knowing the difference I was forced to research the best types for my hair.
Clip-in – These are great because you have the option to do them at home and can take them out after your night out. You may need to watch some YouTube tutorials to get them in and how to get them to sit nicely.
Taped – Tape in extensions last around 6 weeks if cared for properly. They are pretty good if you regret your hair cut decision. You can attempt to do it at home but I would recommend getting a hairdresser to do it for you.
Glued – Gluing can be a little messy but is relatively fast and lasts around 6-8 weeks. It will need to be done by a professional and can become a little costly.
Beaded – This is another great solution to the hair extension crisis. This gets attached near the roots and grows with your hair. The beads get clipped in by a professional and sealed in place.
Weaved – Getting your hair weaved is a nice solution to getting your hair extensions put it. Your hairdresser will weave it in like a braid to your hair. It can hurt a little according to online articles but lasts a long time. You will need to have it redone once the weave grows to far down with your hair. Having it done depends on how fast your hair grows.

Blending your extensions:
Most importantly, make sure you blend your hair extensions. It may be as simple as getting the extensions cut to the length you want and making sure it is styled to your hair. Sometimes you may find that you will need to dye the extensions too. For this, make sure you order real Remy human hair extensions so that way they can be coloured. My Dollywood extensions were a little more yellow than my now hair colour so I had to bleach them and add a toner. Most of the extensions will need to be cut to size as they generally come in at around 20-22inches. My hair is too short to pull this length off but it would look great if your hair is already longer.

Overall I like the option to have long and short hair when I want it. I thought cutting my hair would be the end of the world but I’m actually loving the convenience of styling my hair how I want it. I was torn between clip-ins extensions and weaving. I decided to go with Clip ins, as they work best for me but I know plenty of people who swear by the other methods. Just try something that suits you and your lifestyle best and what you have time to care for. Enjoy your long healthy hair again!