Clues That You Need to Dress Fashionable In A Down Economy

Even though the economy is looking on the down side these days, doesn’t mean you have to dress like the down economy.

Did you know that you can look fashionably elegant without depriving yourself? To look fashionable like a million plus does not mean you’ll have to spend lots of money that’s not readily available to get the latest fashion trends that in a few months just might be out of style.

To upscale your fashion wardrobe may take a little time, but it will surely be worth it. Just like seasons come and go it’s the same in the fashion industry. What is most important to remember is there will always be certain fashion designs that never go out of style.

These are the fashions that represent class and elegance:

The fabrics are 100% wool, cotton and silk.
The styles are tailored, embroidered and seam stitched.
The basic colors and outfits to look for as you build your million dollar plus wardrobe should include:
black and navy pants, white blouse and sweater
a sultry black dress that you can dress up or down depending on the occasion.

You can always add to the mix a couple of designs and colors that bring out the real feminine side of you. The main rule to follow is to see the fashionable woman inside of you and let your creativity flow!

Where do you begin to upscale your wardrobe?

Start with a secondhand store. Not just any old secondhand store commonly referred to as a thrift store. You want to check out upscale consignment shops for your clothes and accessories.

Here is how you do it:

Looking for fall clothes, they typically hit the racks in July and they start getting marked down by around September. If you buy a sweater by October or November you can save up to 75%!
Usually most consignment shops will provide you two great things affordable and high quality clothes. When you know the right time to purchases you can have a fashionable wardrobe throughout the year.
The secret is to buy at the end of every season because that’s when prices are marked down. To build some fashionable outfits add pieces as the season progresses and the prices fall.
If you are not into the consignment shopping go to clearance sales, at target malls, boutiques and outlets.
Remember to always do your shopping early in the morning when there are less people and the best buys aren’t sold yet.

You can’t forget about accessorizing your upscale outfits…..

This can be very easy because you may not have to purchase anything. You probably already have what you will need a scarf, necklace, belt, or pin. These are a few of the things that can do the job. It’s called accenting you and your outfit with a finishing touch.

It is so important that despite the economy or what’s happening in your world, you can look fabulously fashionable despite what your pocketbook is saying. Take a look in the mirror and see a woman ready to make a fashion statement that says I’m Beautiful, Bold, Confident, Fearless, Happy, Sexy, and Successful. Go for it!

Tips For Dressing Fashionably With A Skirt

Many women enjoy wearing skirts, since they tend to be pretty and feminine; however, the wrong skirt can actually look dowdy. No doubt you want to show off your feminine side, but you want to do it in a fashionable way. The following are some great tips that will help you dress fashionably with a skirt. Follow these skirt fashion tips and you will get a great look every time you wear a skirt.

Tip #1 – A-line Skirts Flatter All – No matter what your shape or size, a-line skirts are a great choice for a flattering look. They come in a variety of different colors, and can be worn casually or for more dressy occasions as well. Pair it with a cotton tee for a more casual look, or a chic short jacket to dress it up a bit.

Tip #2 – Nix Knee Length Skirts – Another important tip for looking both beautiful and fashionable while wearing a skirt is to avoid wearing a skirt that is knee length. The only way you can get away with this look is if you are very thin. For a better look, try wearing a skirt that is just above the knee or a few inches below the knee. Wearing a skirt that ends just above the knee will lengthen your legs.

Tip #3 – Add a Wide Belt – While small, slim belts may not look great unless you have a super thin waist, wide belts are a great choice with skirts. Wide belts are the rage right now, and they look great with almost any skirt. Use the belt to add more color to your outfit, and be sure that you do not wear it too tightly.

Tip #4 – Make Sure Long Skirts Have Slits – If you want to wear a longer skirt, you need to make sure that it has a slit in the front, back, or side of the skirt. First of all, this is practical, since the slit will help you walk easier. Slits also help to elongate your legs, giving you a taller, leaner appearance. These types of skirts look great with romantic tops and even plain cotton tees as well.

Tip #5 – Pick the Right Shoes – If you want to look fashionable when you are wearing a skirt, one think you need to do is pick out the right shoes. You can totally kill a great skirt look if you wear the wrong shoes. The longer the skirt is, the higher your heels should be. Wearing flats with a long skirt can make you look dumpy.

Keep these simple tips in mind when you are choosing your skirts and what to wear with them. When you wear them the right way, skirts are feminine, beautiful and fashionable choices for almost any occasion.

Mini Dress Fashion Statement Takes Front and Centre

If it’s spring then it must be mini dress season, and 2009 is no exception to this rule. Regardless of how warm, cold, rainy, or sunny the weather might be, celebrities and stars are embracing the newest mini dress looks both on the red carpet and in everyday life.

The recent Costume Institute Gala held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art was a dress lover’s paradise, with tons of the world’s best known stars showing up in a huge array of mini dress fashions. From the simple classics to the ultra modern, there was no shortage (no pun intended) of “above the knee” dresses populating the red carpet arrivals.

Actress Anne Hathaway harkened back to the 1960?s with her combination of retro hair and a mini dress of lush purple taffeta. The skirt was balloon-like rather than straight, a fashion statement that few people could have pulled off so successfully. Although the dress was certainly not the kind to suit everyone’s taste, Hathaway looked lovely anyway.

On the other end of the spectrum was Madonna. The so-called “material girl” wore a dress that quite frankly looked like a shrunken pair of pantaloons left over from the Elizabethan age. The colour was not quite turquoise but not quite green, instead falling somewhere in between in a shade best described by the word “blah”. All in all the outfit just didn’t work on any level, but there is a bright side: Madonna’s fashion disaster offers a great lesson to others who want to participate in the mini dress trend without making major fashion mistakes.

If you want to wear a mini dress then you absolutely should “go for it”, as long as you have a good sense of what works and what doesn’t work on your own body. Unless you have a huge amount of confidence and a picture-perfect figure it’s best to stay away from the modern/strange looks and instead opt for the modern/classic looks. Choose a mini dress that’s about mid-thigh in length or slightly shorter, but never so short that your bum hangs out the back or you can’t sit comfortably and modestly. If you?re looking for a splash of colour consider a mini dress with a fun and trendy print to it, like polka dots (big or small), distinctive floral, or an all over bold colour like red, royal blue, emerald green, or the like.

How to Dress Fashionably in Any Type of Weather

Many women have no problem dressing fashionably in warmer weather, but if you live in a colder climate, you might find that what you really want to wear when it is cold is sweats and warm boots. However, you can learn to dress fashionably regardless of the weather by remembering a few simple rules, dress for comfort, dress for style, and dress for the occasion. If you keep these three aspects in mind, you will always have an outfit regardless of what Mother Nature throws your way.

In addition, many women in particular will cover up with puffy coats in the winter months, which are not very flattering and in fact, can make give the appearance of being heavier than you actually are. Therefore, it is the winter months that are often the most troublesome for many women to dress fashionably. However, fashionable boots are not only in, but they are warm and cover all the way up to your calves to keep you warm. Moreover, coats should always be fitted, meaning it can be warm, but should accentuate your body, not cover it up so that you look two times bigger than you are.

When wearing coats in the wintertime, the cropped coats are fashionable because they look stylish, but in extreme temperatures, they do nothing to keep your warm. Therefore, when it’s really cold, you need a tailored long coat, perhaps mid-length that is made of wool or leather that hugs the waist area so it doesn’t look like a maternity smock.

Many women assume when it’s cold outside that dresses are out, but this is not entirely true, if you wear them with other warm clothing. You can wear leggings to keep your legs warm until you get to your destination or a thick pair of opaque pantyhose, but if you need to walk in knee-deep snow, this of course, could present a problem, therefore, you want to have a nice pair of fashionable snow boots in your vehicle, but have your other boots you plan to wear throughout the day once you are inside.

One of the most fashionable accessories right now is scarves, and these are a great way to keep you warm, while enhancing any outfit. In addition, even if it is not bitterly cold outside, you can wear thinner scarves that are actually made for warmer areas and still look very stunning. Wintertime does not have to mean an end to your fashion sense; it just means you need to choose flattering clothing and outerwear that accentuates your body.

In the hot summer months, classic shorts that are not too short along with cool tops are classic, but watch out for see-through garments, you want to look classy rather than trashy, so make sure the material is thin, but not see-through. Moreover, if you cannot wear shorts for whatever reason, consider a cool pair of cotton pedal pusher pants that are three-fourths in length to keep you cool while not revealing too much of your legs.