Tips For Staying Warm Yet Fashionable in Winter

Winter can be a time of year which can be frustrating for fashion lovers.  Since summer and spring is all about short sleeves, dresses, shorts, skirts, and bearing skin, winter can feel like you have fewer options.  It can be challenging to pair fashion with functionality in the cold months of winter without looking completely bundled up.

However, winter is all about knowing the right must-haves to add to your closet in order to make sure you have the right tools on hand.  When it comes to looking good in winter, here are some of the best ways to look good while also staying warm.

Accessories

One way to spice up an outfit is to add accessories.  Wearing watches, necklaces, and earrings are a nice way to add gleam to your look.  On the more functional side of accessories in winter are things like gloves, beanies, and scarves.

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You can have all sorts of fun with accessories in winter since it’s a time when there are all sorts of fun things on the shelves.

A Good Pair Of Boots

During the cold months of winter, it’s essential to have a good pair of boots.  A good pair of boots can not only keep you warm but can also be dressed up or down depending on what kind of look you want on a particular day.

You can buy something like Hunter rain boots which are known for looking chic with a pair of jeans and sweater, and even a dress.  Yet they will also keep your toes toasty and dry during periods of snow and rain.

Sweaters

Sweaters are a great way to keep warm while also wearing something with bright design or flattering silhouette.  The nice thing about them is that you can also wear them as a dress if you wear tights or leggings.

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A good sweater won’t just make you feel cozy, but it can transform your look into something incredibly elegant if you invest in a good one.  Buying a cashmere sweater, for example, can be a great winter investment that will last you for years to come.

 A Good Coat

If there is one main must have for winter, it’s a good coat.  Since you will be wearing your coat anytime that you step outside it’s important to choose a good one that you love.

There are a variety of choices from trenches to puffers.  Try to choose one which can be dressed up or down which will give you the most value for your dollar.

When it comes to a coat, the maximum amount of potential for variety is key.  This way you can pair it with anything without fearing looking odd.

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Shopping for a Little Black Dress – Perfect for Any Occasion

The darling little black dress is one owned by most women (and most certainly will not be going out of style anytime soon), if a woman does not own one then they should! This hot number is one that can be worn in a variety of places for a variety of different events and reasons. Have a social gathering with friends, your birthday party, or what about trying to get your ex to notice you? A little black dress may do you some good. Some shops has a number of little black dresses that can suite your needs. Their dresses are not all plain little numbers, but they offer some with sparkle and pizzas that are sure to knock anyone, man or woman, off of their feet.

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Most shops specialty seems to be the short mini. The sweetheart neckline dresses are plenty. They usually feature a bedazzled, sparkly or embellished top, with a plain black bottom. Another of their specialties seems to be the one shoulder mini. The dress offers you a little skin without showing off everything. The minis allow a woman to show off her beautiful legs and are elegant yet very sexy. Ruffles, tulle, and sparkle detailing are plenty throughout the designs displayed as well.

Sheath silhouettes, and as stated before, sweetheart necklines are plentiful. Most shops offers over one hundred sheath silhouettes and forty sweetheart neckline gowns. While most styles are mini the site offers up some knee length gowns as well. The most popular fabric used is that of chiffon and coming in second chartreuse and dresses coming in general and plus sizes. Together they have over one hundred gowns between them. If you are on a budget, then you are in luck as well, as they offer about fifty dresses under one hundred dollars, with most dresses between one hundred and one hundred and fifty dollars.

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Affordable Ways To Change Your Hairstyle

A hair makeover is a great idea. It can help you to switch up your look and help you feel more confident, while also making you look younger. A trip to the salon can be expensive, but just because funds are tights – doesn’t mean you can’t change up your style. Here are some great ways to change your hair on the cheap to achieve a beautiful new look that will make you look and feel great, inside and out.

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Get a cut, help a trainee

You don’t need to go to a top stylist to enjoy a fresh new ‘do. Many salons will offer a discounted rate if you book an appointment with one of their trainees. You’ll be in safe hands as they’ll be supervised and you’ll be doing a good deed by helping them to practice their skills. Take a look at some of the latest hairstyle trends, save a photo and head to your nearest salon to get a hot new cut.

Add extensions

Extensions are a simple way to change your hairstyle, letting you add volume, length or color that can be removed easily. Give tape in hair extensions a try as an affordable way to try them out, without having to shell out hundreds of dollars for hair extension bonds. They’re easy to apply and can be taken out when you’re done with them, so they’re great for a quick change of style for a special event or a night out.

Try at-home hair color

It’s easier than ever to color your hair at home. You can now achieve ombre, highlights or rich all over color easily at home using a kit bought from a drugstore or online. Color flashes are becoming increasingly popular at the moment, and they only last a few washes, so you can try them for a short period and move onto your next style! There are some fantastic at-home hair dye kits to choose from that make it easy to make a successful color change without the salon.

Watch hair tutorials

If you’ve ever wanted to create swish beach waves or the perfect blow dry, then YouTube is your new best friend. You can watch some amazing tutorials on YouTube that will teach you how to create some amazing new hairstyles that will be sure to impress. Choose from videos made by professional stylists and beauty bloggers to help you learn new hair styling skills that will let you build up your skills easily.

A new hairstyle is a great way to pick yourself up if you’ve been feeling down or lacking in confidence. Looking great doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and there are plenty of ways you can change up your style without breaking the bank. If your new style doesn’t quite turn out how you’d like it, pick a good hairdresser who’s affordable and understands your hair type to fix the damage. Enjoy new hair and a new you by trying out some of the style tips above.

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Wild About Onesies: Where to Wear Them With Pride

Where can you wear a onesie without looking like an escaped mental patient? If you are one of a growing number of all-in-one converts the answer to that question will undoubtedly be ‘everywhere’, but no matter how comfortable and warm you might feel when wearing it society is simply not ready for the sight of you in your onesie. All-in-ones are simply not acceptable forms of outerwear in this day and age unless you are an eccentric billionaire or a member of One Direction. To avoid ridicule and possible incarceration, it is usually advisable to keep your onesie safely behind closed doors and not venture further than your front doorstep. However, if you have a burning need to show the world just how fabulous you look in an adult romper, the following style tips will help you pull off one of the most difficult fashion trends the world has ever seen.

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How to Accessorize Your Onesie

The centuries old style advice of ‘less is more’ has never been truer than when it comes to the onesie. Loud animal prints or neon stripes are great for the home, but stick to neutral block colours for outside. A simple black onesie with minimal make up and a pair of converse trainers will create a casual, laidback look that will not cause too much of a stir. Heading out in a tiger print onesie complete with ears and tail will leave you open to some well-deserved staring and pointing. Shoes are extremely important when it comes to rocking the onesie when out and about, and simple sport shoes in a matching colour are your one and only option. If you have to wear high heels, an ultra-trendy boiler suit teamed with some statement jewellery and big hair is a better choice, and this style is currently enjoying a comeback this season thanks to Cheryl Cole. The onesie is designed for ultimate comfort and should always be understated, but that doesn’t mean you can commit the unforgivable fashion crime of teaming it with a pair of Uggs.

Where You Can Wear It

Once you know how to make your onesie fit for public consumption, the amount of places you can where it will greatly increase. A trip to the local supermarket provides the perfect opportunity, and running small errands such as picking up dry cleaning, a trip to the hairdresser or simply walking the dog through the local park are all acceptable venues for onesies. Camping holidays, festivals and charity events are also perfect locations, and a onesie also doubles up as the easiest fancy dress costume in history.

Where You Probably Shouldn’t Wear It

Any nightclub that will actually allow you through the door in a onesie is probably not the kind of establishment that you will want to be seen in, unless of course you are in Essex where they are mandatory. Never wear one to work unless you were already planning on getting fired, and showing up to court in a onesie will probably add extra years onto your sentence. Picking your kids up from school in your onesie will relegate them to the status of social lepers until graduation, and hosting dinner parties whilst wearing one will definitely creep out your guests.

Always remember that the onesie is only a small step up from your regular pajamas, so they will probably never be completely acceptable as outdoor attire. Even 24-hour supermarkets have banned their customers from doing the weekly shop at 4am in their dressing gowns, so that snooty saleswoman shooting you disapproving looks for wearing your onesie to Tiffany’s is well within her right. If you enjoy standing out from the crowd, then a onesie will certainly help you on your mission, and no one could ever accuse you of being behind on the latest trends. Every few years a controversial piece of clothing comes into the spotlight, and in the past leather leggings, yoga pants and shoulder pads were all seen as difficult trends to pull off. The lifecycle of a new and original piece of clothing can be compared to German philosopher Arthur Shopenhaur’s three phases of truth which states “First, it will be ridiculed. Secondly it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

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