Your teen years are all about fitting in, not standing out — right? We disagree! It’s important for you to find a unique way to express yourself so you can let your true colors shine! You can start by creating a style that is perfect for you! Here are ideas for how to have your own personal style through little details and finishing touches.
Determine Your Thing
The first step to developing your own style is to know what you like best about yourself. Do you have great hair? A charming smile? Beautiful skin? Crystal-blue eyes? Long legs? It is easiest to work around those characteristics that make you feel good about yourself and choose a style that compliments your best features.
Start with a Fearless Attitude
Experimenting with your personal style is just the start of what makes you…you! It’s a great idea to start your day off on the right foot with the right attitude. Look for a fresh start. Start your look with a clean face by using a skin care regimen that cleans, hydrates and refreshes your skin! Then,
Have you ever opened up a fashion magazine and thought “What in the world were they thinking? Did they dress these models in the dark?” You’re not alone. The mixture of prints and fabrics featured in these magazines make their outfits look like the dressing room floor rather than something you’d actually wear to school.
But here’s a little secret—no one actually wears that stuff…well, not all together at least. The real value of these so-called “fashion trends” is to find something you think is cool, and work it into your existing wardrobe. Save yourself the trouble of matching your outfits to the mannequins in the storefront, and rock your own trends.
Here are five tips to help you discover your personal style and feel confident in everything you put on.
Find the Right Fit
When it comes to style, fit is everything. When something fits right, you’re not only more comfortable, but the clothes will look better on you. Don’t try to force your figure into every style. If skinny jeans aren’t your thing, try out the boot cut. Be sure to try on everything you plan to buy. It may look great on the hanger,
Here are five tips to help you discover your personal style and feel confident in everything you put on.
1. Find the Right Fit
When it comes to style, fit is everything. When clothes fit just right, you’re not only more comfortable, but you’ll also be more confident. Don’t try to force your figure into every style. If skinny jeans aren’t your thing, try maxi dresses instead. Be sure to try on everything you plan to buy. It may look great on the hanger, but it’s better to be safe than saying, “What was I thinking?!” later.
The same rules also apply to your period! Finding the right pad or tampon for your period’s flow is important. It might take some time and practice to find what works best for you, but it’ll be so worth it. Once you find the right fit, you’ll feel confident and comfortable — so you can wear whatever you want!
2. Make the Effort
It might be
The headline shows of London Collections Men consistently garner plaudits – but what better way to celebrate our menswear leaders than by putting their wares on your back?
Craig Green is the designer seen as menswear’s great white hope. His latest line debuts tomorow, but his spring has already sprung into stores, including this shirt(1 – see gallery below), simple but criss-crossed with trusses. Looks great, but also highly wearable – a riposte to the reputation Green has unfairly gained for outré boundary-pushing.
It only takes a generous hem to do that in menswear, apparently – but Green’s trademark baggy trousers are influencing everyone. Case in point? These Wide strides (2) from Topman Design.
Unwearability brings us to JW Anderson – he of “Moob-tube” and ruffled skirt-for-him infamy. But J-Dubs, as he’s colloquially known, has built a tidy business around his menswear, specifically Natty Knits (3) that retain design integrity without scaring the horses. That’s the challenge of menswear: how to innovate but not alienate? Christopher Bailey has nailed it at Burberry – his spring show made lace palatable for men, and cut a silk and wool trench coat (4) to drape like a dressing-gown.
It’s Friday night and you’re frantically searching through your wardrobe to put together the right outfit, but you just can’t seem to find anything that matches. Sound familiar? This is the kind of struggle all women have to go through, but things don’t have to be too complicated. You can make your life a whole lot easier with some clever fashion tips that will allow you look your best in any occasion. There will be some differences depending on your personal style, body type and personality, but most of these tips will work for any of woman out there.
1. Old things must go!
This is where you should start – there’s no room for change if you don’t make it yourself. Open up your closet and take a good look ot your clothes. You should ask yourself one simple question – if you were in a store right now, what items from your closet would you buy? It’s a very simple and quite efficient game you should play once in a while. If you want to stop spending hours in front of your closet, it needs to be neat and color coordinated – hoarding clothes always leads to mess. All clothes
Just over a month ago, I ran into a friend at a CES event. While I see this friend around town once in a while, this was the first time I’d seen him in a non-casual setting since Blogworld 4 months earlier. After exchanging the usual pleasantries, he asked me an odd question: “Is this like your conference party outfit?”
Indeed, I was wearing the exact same clothes I’d worn to the event four months earlier. Since he doesn’t usually see me dressed up, it stood out enough for him to remember. But that’s not the real point, here; the real point is that I have few clothes suitable for “adult” gatherings.
I have a suit, of course, for weddings and funerals. (I haven’t had a job interview in 9 years, but if I did, it would be suitable for that, too.) And I have my day-to-day clothes, which aren’t awful but which aren’t anything to brag about, either. Functional casual, basically: jeans and khakis, an assortment of button-front shirts, some cotton sweaters.
As a college professor, there’s not a lot of pressure on me to dress up. If anything, it’s just the opposite. For one thing, I interact regularly with younger people,
Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. Planks are one form of bodyweight exercises that will never go out of fashion. Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time.
Abdominal muscles must provide support for our entire back and spinal column.. In doing so, they also play a vital role in preventing injuries. However, for them to perform this function successfully, our core muscles have to be strong and trained on a regular basis. What all this means is that doing plank exercises every day is a great way to strengthen your core, and in doing so, support your spine.
Now, let’s focus on what will happen when you start doing planks every day:
1. You’ll improve core definition and performance:
Planks are an ideal exercise for the abdominal muscles exactly because they engage all major core muscle groups including the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominus, the external oblique muscle, and the glutes. The importance of strengthening each muscle group cannot be underestimated either,
Don’t you hate it when you get the perfect pair of shoes only to discover that they are too tight on your feet? Sure, they did seem to fit when you tried them on at the department store, but after wearing them for a few hours, you realize that they are actually uncomfortably tight. This does happen. If you can’t return the shoes—or don’t want to—there are ways you can stretch them out to fit. Here are several.
Hire a professional cobbler
If you want to shell out a few bucks, take your shoes to a local cobbler, where they can be stretched out to your liking. If your town doesn’t have such a place, ask around at the local department stores to see if they provide the service or can refer you to a place that does. Going this route does require some time and effort on your part. There are some other ways you can try to stretch your shoes that won’t cost you anything.
Wear your shoes around the house
In order to be able to wear those shoes for long periods, such as all day at work or all evening at a social gathering, you’re going to have to make
Cute nails are always in — especially when it looks like you went to a salon! Save some money and get the same look from home with these tips for a DIY manicure that looks oh so professional.
1. Set Up for Success
Before you begin, gather your tools and supplies on a table or a comfortable, flat surface. What do you need? A basin of soapy water, polish remover, cotton balls, buffer, nail file, cuticle cream, clippers, hand moisturizer and, most importantly, a dazzling array of polish colors. Be sure you put an old towel or newspaper under your chair — the last thing you need is to explain that polish on the carpet to your mom.
2. Get Your Fingers Ready
Remove all traces of your old polish (it’s best to do this before your hands get wet). You can do this by soaking a cotton ball in polish remover and lightly rubbing it on your nails until the polish is gone. Then, soak your hands in the soapy water. Remember, the best DIY manis start with super-clean hands.
3. Smooth Your Nails
After you’ve soaked your hands in warm, soapy
When prom is approaching, it’s time to pull out all the stops. Want dramatic, sexy lashes that go on for miles? The long, dense, fluttery lashes you’ve seen on the hottest celebs? Well, ask them and they’ll tell you, for lashes that nearly reach your eyebrows, false eyelashes are in!
False eyelashes were the rage in the ’60s, and they’ve recently made a comeback with a vengeance. Models and celebrities use them far more often than you think. If you yearn to look beyond glam—and you’re up for the challenge—there’s no bigger night than the prom to learn how to apply false eyelashes! To make your first experience easier, there are starter kits that include adhesive, a few styles of lashes and an eyelid wide-applicator that looks like an overgrown tweezer. The sales staff at department store cosmetic counters are also available to teach you how to apply false eyelashes.
We suggest you start practicing way before prom night, and opt for full strip lashes for your whole lash line because they are easier to apply. As impressive as they look when applied correctly, they can be one sad goopy mess if you’re unsure of what you’re doing.
The first step on how
I know from personal experience that we as African-American young ladies have a hard time keeping our hair looking good, while at the same time not spending too much money. Me personally, I like saving my money for buying clothes or going out and doing something fun with my friends. I believe, why spend more money than you need to? Most people only spend money on some items because they want to, it’s not something that has to happen. I have some African-American hair tips that will leave you with beautiful hair and money to spare.
African-American hair can definitely be difficult to manage, if you don’t have the right hair care products. The key to good hair care is healthy maintenance and selecting the right products. Both of which are achievable with these African-American hair tips.
Cleansing the hair of all debris is the first defense against damaged hair. If possible, always use a moisture-rich shampoo that detangles hair while cleansing at the same time, and doesn’t strip the hair of essential nutrients. The product I use is Pantene Pro-V Relaxed and Natural, which is for African-American hair. The product labeling states that it has moisturizing conditioners that hydrate hair and