How to Boost Your Work Wardrobe Without Busting Your Wallet [Shop]5/13/2013 4:10:42 PM
How to Boost Your Work Wardrobe Without Busting Your Wallet The size of your professional wardrobe ranges from thin to skeletal. Strapped for cash with no paycheck hitting your bank account for weeks, you need a fashion fix that is both affordable and presentable. Here are some tips for adding to your closet without inflicting great pain on your finances. Solids will take you far. There's a common thread for both men and women when it comes to what you can endlessly mix and match: Solids. Guys: There's power in navy and gray. "You can pretty much wear those colors with everything," says Austin Wong, founder of the men's fashion blog Why You Mad?! [See: 10 Wardrobe Musts For Your Next Interview.] Gals: Alison Gary, editor-in-chief of the women's fashion blog Wardrobe Oxygen, echoes similar sentiments for women. "I recommend keeping it simple. Stick to solids. Solids are less memorable and easier to mix and match," she says. The discount bin. Scope out low-priced hotspots both online and up the street. Guys: A nice suit or collection of dress shirts could be a mouse-click away. "One should always buy the best that they can possibly afford. There's no point in buying cheap stuff that's going to break down in a few years. You need something that's going to last awhile," he advises. Gals: Take advantage of the generosity of others with a trip to your local thrift store, says Gary. "We live in a society of disposable income. For all the people who have too many clothes in their closet, there are people who do not," she says, adding that if you dig deep enough, you can find high-end gems from brands like Brooks Brothers, J. Crew, and Ann Taylor. Maxx. What to stock your cart with. Once you have an idea of what colors to choose and you've consulted the fashion world, you're set to make some purchases. Guys: A starting point for males is picking up two versatile, solid-colored suits. "I always tell people that if they want to start a new wardrobe, you should go with a navy suit and a gray suit," Wong says, noting that by mixing and matching, you can double the number of outfits you have. [Read: How to Dress for a Job Interview.] Some employers might opt for business casual rather than dressy attire. If that's the case, you don't have to diverge entirely from the dressed-up model, Wong notes. Simply drop the suits and black dress shoes for a couple pairs of chinos (khaki and olive), a dark pair of jeans, a cotton sport coat, polos (for summer), and a cardigan. In the process, you may save a few hundred bucks. Gals: Because "women can carry off separates more easily," Gary notes that they can make it through an entire season with six to eight pieces and two pairs of shoes.
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We think she looked best when she was in Vogue last year and they photographed her sitting on the beach and she was wearing subdued make-up and her hair looked as natural as anything the color of spun gold can. At the Prada show, Donatella had the dark smoky eye thing going and we thought it was a little too much. But of course we didn't say anything because that's really not any of our business and she might have socked us in the eye with one of the five zillion carat diamond rings she likes to wear.. WRFR is the only station providing live, local radio programming in Knox County. The station has no official format. Hosts create and present their own show ideas. Tommy Bahama kicked off the runway show with an array of beach and boardwalk ready plaids, prints, shorts, crocheted tops, hats, and more for men and women. Dp bikini shared their beautiful and innovative "itsty bitsty" bikinis on the runway just in time for spring/ summer 2013. Intellect Designs and Dhengi Brand Clothing brought some cool streetwear looks to the stage. Probably the most known Lolita style in the western world is the gothic-Lolita, which is primarily inspired by Victorian style. Basically, the gothic Lolita has nothing to do with gothic rock and gothic subculture of the western countries. Both styles are inspired by Victorian and Rococo style periods however. Shorter skirts with pleats, gathers, or slits allowed motion (activeness) play a large role in women's fashion for the first time. Along with sportswear many other different kind of fashion "fad's" were introduced, such as: flapper dresses and dropped waist dresses. Assembly of the flapper dress was pretty simple and was also referred to as the "one-hour dress" because it could be made in such a short period of time. I found them surprisingly unflattering with flat shoes. The top of your leg resembles a big mess of baggy fabric and all that can be seen is about eight inches of calf. The resemblance to Aladdin is beyond uncanny, especially as my flat pumps were jewelled. "We want everybody, all the locals and all the newcomers and all the newcomers to Canada, to come to this festival, to meet each other and connect with each other and make friends," she said. "That's what happened last year. A lot of people came up to this festival and made friends last year and that's the idea behind it.". You must also choose how much detail and ornamentation you care for in your leather belts. A lot of fashion-conscious dressers feel that belts should not detract from the centrality of shirts, pants, and jackets, as it is these that form the cornerstones of any ensemble. Others swear by the belt and therefore feel free to dress it up with elaborate buckles, studs, and braided patterns..