5 Ways to Make Your Outfit Stand Out

5 Ways to Make Your Outfit Stand Out

As someone who has always loved to dabble in photography and art, I keep an eye out for things that stand out from the rest. Including people and their choice in outfit. Many people want to know how to stand out in a crowd, but don’t know how to do so without looking like a sore thumb. While dying your hair a shade of lime green will certainly do the trick, adding a bit of a pop to your look doesn’t have to be so drastic.

These 5 changes are easy and seemingly simplistic, but can give you a look that is much bolder in appearance.

Red lips

It’s well known that red lips add a burst of color to any outfit. When you’re going for bold, there’s not much that can go wrong with red lipstick. The only caution I would give would be to make sure that the shade of red works well with your skin and doesn’t clash with your outfit. Not all red lipsticks are created equal.

Scarves or bulky necklaces

One way to turn a plain shirt into the center of attention is to wear a suiting scarf or bulkier necklace. The added volume and change in color around the neck illuminates the face and dresses up an otherwise ordinary outfit. It can be a little trickier to find a scarf or necklace that works for you, but it’s undeniable that if one of these accessories is well placed, it can make one stand out from the crowd.

Unusual sunglasses

We all want to look like a fashion blogger sometimes, don’t we? Nah, I’m just kidding. However, a more unusual pair of sunglasses can add interest to any outfit. I saw someone recently with neon purple and lime green sunglasses that really pulled her outfit together and I’ve seen my sister sport these large sunglasses with more angular, oval shaped eyes. Both really stood out to me and had so much potential in them.

Bright accents

Nothing adds interest to an outfit like a bright pop of unexpected color. It could be brightly colored heels with a more neutral outfit or a colorful bag to carry along in a monochrome outfit. Like the red lips, you can add minuscule pops of color to your outfit in many different ways.

Note: Other bright lip colors can be fun to play around with, as well.

Confidence

Remember that old song from Annie? “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” When making your look stand out, it really comes down to your level of confidence. No matter what you’re wearing, confidence is what really cinches it all together. So hold your head high, keep those shoulders back, and own your look.

What’s your favorite way to make your outfit stand out? Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below!

Tips to Help You Dress Fashionably This Winter

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It’s only been a couple of months into fall and you still have the whole of winter to face. If you have already begun to feel that you are donning the same outfits day after day, you need to do something about it.

It doesn’t take much to create new and varied looks. You just need to do a few things right. Here are some tips that will help you.

Organize Your Wardrobe

You probably just pull on the first sweater you see or your favorite jacket before rushing out of the house. By organizing your wardrobe, you’ll be able to plan your outfits better. So get all your clothes out of your wardrobe or closet and lay them out. You might be surprised to see things you didn’t even know were there.

You need to identify your summer clothes and separate them out. It would be a good idea to store your summer wear separately so that when you plan your outfits, you don’t end up getting confused. There will be plenty of stuff that you can wear in winter (as detailed below) so be sure to pack away only those items that you know you won’t be wearing in these cold months.

There will also be plenty of items that you know you won’t be wearing at all. Get rid of all such items; it’ll give you extra space for your essentials and any new stuff that you might want to purchase.

Once you’ve zeroed in on your winter essentials, get started on arranging them inside your wardrobe properly. You should be able to see all your clothes so that you can easily incorporate them into different outfits. Moreover, out of sight is out of mind. You could easily forget all about a shrug or cashmere that could be used in numerous ways to spice up your outfits by pushing it into a corner of your wardrobe unknowingly.

Remember that some fabrics do well when hung on hangers, while others such as your sweaters and cashmeres may change shape and are better off kept folded. You’ll be able to buy special hangers for coats and delicate fabrics like silk, chiffon, etc. from retail stores or online shops such as OnlyHangers.com.

Get the Essentials

You need to have some essentials to be able to pull off varied looks each day. Here are a few that you must possess:

  • A handful of tank tops in various colors from your summer collection
  • A couple of skirts and pairs of shorts, again from your summer collection
  • Knitted sweaters in different colors to be worn over or under your clothes
  • A couple of fitted blazers in neutral colors
  • Tailored wool coats or jackets in neutral shades of brown, black, or grey, or navy
  • Scarves in trendy colors to keep you warm and look fashionable
  • A pair each of knitted gloves and long leather gloves
  • A beanie or two in fitted as well as slouchy style
  • A few pairs of thick tights- knitted or opaque in different colors and patterns
  • A pair of high boots, preferably brown

If you don’t have these essentials, you can shop for the basics without breaking the bank. Make a list of the things you need and shop accordingly. Don’t buy things that are on trend; invest in classic pieces. Trends can fall out of fashion any time and you don’t want to be left with a piece of clothing that you’ll never wear again.

 

Dress the Right Way

Yes, the temperatures are dropping, but you can beat the cold and look chic at the same time by dressing in the right way. You just need to learn the basics of layering clothes!

Start by wearing a thin camisole or tank top. You can wear a fitted t-shirt under a tank top too. This will outline your body contours and won’t make you look stocky. Tank tops can be worn over collared shirts, a light sweater can be worn over a summer dress, a pair of shorts or a short skirt can be worn over a pair of tights, and so on.

Experiment with tops of varying necklines, hems, and sleeve lengths. Wear a V-necked t-shirt over a scooped top, or a high-necked t-shirt under a tank top. Use your imagination and let loose your creativity!

Apart from layering clothes to achieve different looks, make use of scarves, capes, and shawls to stand out from the crowd. A cape looks ethereal and you are sure to make heads turn. Tie scarves in different styles and make use of shawls with unique prints to create distinctive looks.

Remember that wearing thick materials isn’t the only way to keep warm. You can stay just as warm by wearing several layers of thin clothes plus a sweater or coat. You might want to wear a belt at the narrowest part of your waist to slim down the look.

Conclusion

With these tips in mind, you will be able to pull of amazing and creative outfits every time you have to step out of the house. Just be sure to put together everything before you hit the bed, or give yourself ample amount of time to put together an outfit. If you get dressed in a hurry every day, you might just end up wearing the same clothes despite having the best tips at your fingertips.

With a little time, patience, and practice, you’ll get the hang of making the most of your winter wardrobe and you’ll never again sulk at the thought of facing this beautiful season.

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5 80’s Trends to Keep On Loving

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While most of us probably look at the 80’s as a fashion disaster, I have to admit that a few of the trends were actually kind of fun and fashionable. Once you push away some of the more outrageous hair and jewelry, that is. With many retro trends coming back today, I thought I’d share a few 80’s trends that I happen to love.

5.) Blazers with shoulder pads

Now, t-shirts with shoulder pads strikes me as a bit ridiculous, but one has got to admit that a well worn blazer or business suit with shoulder pads actually looked sharp and fashionable. Sure, sometimes things got a little bit crazy with the loud prints and neon, but when done right?

All I can say is that I wouldn’t mind this part of the shoulder pad trend coming back.

4.) Oversized tops

This one has actually been coming back and I find it exciting. While I’m more comfortable in clothing that is a little more fitted, I have to say that oversized tops look fabulous–especially with a belt at the waist. Apparently I’m not alone in thinking so, either.

3.) Fingerless gloves

I have loved fingerless gloves since I was a kid. Perhaps it was because I felt pretty powerful while wearing them or because I could keep my hands warm and still have use of my fingers. Either way, I’ve always found fingerless gloves to be a really neat accessory, especially for the fall. Knit, leather, lace. . .they still seem to come in every possible variety!

2.) Tropical prints

Before I go much further here, I have to say that I’m biased. I come from Florida and have an unhealthy love for the beach and palm trees. Therefore, it is safe to conclude that my love for tropical prints may be a tad bit opinionated. At least I can say it’s a fun and relaxed look.

1.) Neon

Apart from the big hair, this is probably the fashion trend that the 80’s is best known for. Sure, sometimes the use of neon can easily become excessive, but it’s so fun and exciting. We could all use a little pop of color in our closets anyways, can’t we?

What are your favorite 80’s fashion trends? Let me know in the comments below!

Get Effective Results And Feel Good About Yourself With Botox

clearskin1We’ve all heard the word “Botox” before but what does it mean? These cosmetic injections have been used for years to treat a variety of medical issues and are a fast and easy treatment that offers incredible results. Studies have shown that Botox can treat a variety of ailments that include an overactive bladder, excessive sweating and migraine headaches. But by far, its most popular use is as a cosmetic procedure to reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

If you’re interested in obtaining cosmetic injections, you’ll be happy to know that the process is over in a quick pinch. The formula will be injected directly into the muscles of the area that you want treated. This will minimize problem areas like the frown lines between your eyebrows, deep creases in the forehead and the crow’s feet around the eyes that naturally appear as you age. It has also been shown to be an effective treatment for reducing the smile lines around the mouth and may help some to lift the center portion of their upper lip. For all these reasons and more, Botox is a miracle worker.

The procedure is fast, easy to do and relatively discomfort-free. Patients will often feel a small sting or a slight burning when the injection is administered and may have some tingling for a few hours after, but it is fairly minimal. Physically, some redness and a very slight swelling at the site of the injection may be present following treatment. A reduction in the appearance of your wrinkles will be noticeable immediately after, but the results will become even more obvious during the weeks and days following the procedure. The effects will last for months and regular Botox treatments can be administered to keep you looking your best.

Did you know that Botox is sought out in the United States approximately three million times every year? It’s also performed on men and women of any age, most often for those between the ages of 40 and 60 years old. Its popularity is probably due to the fact that it is a safe and easy way to get fast results. This treatment boasts an 80 per cent success rate for patients that will see the results they wanted in a week or less. For those clients whocontinue to get regular injections,they often notice that their wrinkles begin to become much less noticeable. It is believed that the relaxation of the muscles caused by Botox “re-trains” the skin not to form your wrinkles again.

This outpatient procedure is entirely non-invasive. The injections are administered quickly in the doctor’s office. Clients are then able to return to theirnormal routine immediately without any down time. Your results will typically last for approximately four to six months before they begin to wear off. Injections can be administered again, as soon as the effects begin to fade. If you’re interested in obtaining this procedure, look for a reputable clinic with an impressive track record. If you’re in the greater Toronto area, Skin Vitality has several locations in both the downtown core and outer suburbs and states on their website that they’ve injected over one million patients in the last year, making them the most popular Botox provider in Canada. (Go to Skinvitality.ca/toronto/toronto-botox to find out more about their rates and physicians.)But no matter which clinic you choose, you’ll want to go a company that has a great reputation and a long history of administering Botox to clients so you can get great, long-lasting results. A small change to your physical appearance can work wonders on your self-esteem. Consider getting Botox today.