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Category Archives: Fashion

Teenage Hairstyles

Teenage years are a lot of fun as you can enjoy dressing up and pull off styles that only a young girl looks good in. As a young girl, you must be looking for certain styles that best reflects your personality and style. This is the right time to experiment with different styles and patterns in clothes, accessories, hair and makeup. To match the pretty outfit and accessories, you need a hairstyle that makes you look your age and which enhances your features. Many young girls make the mistake of sporting a hairstyle that is too severe or over elegant. This kind of hairstyles makes you look aged and dated, and worse, makes you seem like a girl who is trying too hard. It is imperative that you choose a hairstyle that is not over styled, but choose a hairstyle that gives you a casual and carefree look. Use cute hair accessories like hair bands and oversized feathers for a flirty and fun look.

Pretty Teenage Hairstyles

Sporty High Ponytail
This particular hairstyle is ideal to wear for school as well as a casual lunch date with friends. If you though that a ponytail is boring and blah, then you couldn’t be more wrong. This particular ponytail hairstyle is anything but boring and you are sure to look great in it. To create this sporty high ponytail hairstyle, first you need to apply a texturizing cream to damp hair. Next create a deep side part, brushing all the hair on one side. Lightly backcomb hair at the crown area to create a bit of volume and then gather all your hair together into a ponytail. Secure hair at the back of your head with an elastic band. Take a small half inch section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band and secure with a bobby pin. Spritz the ponytail with a medium hold hairspray and scrunch hair to give it a wavy texture. The beauty of this popular teen hairstyle is that it looks a little undone and tousled which goes very well with smart casual clothes.

Fishtail Side Braid
Braids are an ideal hairstyle for young girls that gives a fresh and youthful look. To make a braid hairstyle more trendy, a fishtail side braid is a good option. To create a fishtail side braid, first run some texturizing cream through the length of your hair. Create a deep side part and gather hair towards one shoulder. Separate the hair into two equal sections at the nape of your neck. Now very carefully, pull out a half inch section of hair from the right side, just below your ear and place it over the left section. Take another half inch section of hair from the left side, just below the ear and place it over the right section. Continue braiding in this way till you reach the end of the hair. Secure the braid with an elastic band. Take a rattail comb and gently run it over your braid to pull out some hair from the braid to give it a frayed look.

Soft Half Updo Hairstyle
The wrong updo hairstyle can make a teenager look too severe and older than her age. But a half updo, which is not sleek and pulled back but rather soft and tousled, is just right for a young girl. This is one of the best cute teenage hairstyles and is quite easy to style too. To create this hairstyle, prepare your hair by applying a golf ball sized amount of volumizing mousse to hair at the crown. Apply texturizing cream to the rest of the hair. Now take a wide three inch section of hair from the front of your hair and backcomb it with a rattail comb to create volume. Make sure that you do not go overboard with it and just create the right amount of volume. Secure this section of the hair at the back with a wide bejeweled barrette. Next use a large barreled curling iron to create loose curls on the rest of your hair. Spritz the hairstyle with medium hold hair spray and it is done.

These hairstyles are incredibly versatile and you can sport them at a date as well as the prom. Whatever style you create, make sure that it goes with your outfit and enhances your appearance.

Hairstyle for Graduation Day

Graduation Day is a solemn ceremony, a moment of achievement and pride in the life of all students. Years of hard work, dedication and tenacity pay off as you walk up the alley and onto the stage to receive your degree. You walk up to the podium, and prepare to recite the speech you had written, only to realize the words seem futile and seem nothing on the backdrop of the times you have spent in your college or university. All that matters are the memories you created… and then it seldom becomes easy to keep your eyes dry!
Graduation Day is a milestone in your academic life that you deeply cherish for years to come. It is but obvious you want to look your best on this special day! Though everybody finds it pretty easy to pick the right outfit for the day, one maybe bummed when it comes to one thing – your hair! Should you tie them up? Cut them? What? Here are a few suggestions.

Graduation Hairstyle Ideas

If you have long flowing hair that fall below your shoulders onto your back, YOU ARE BLESSED! There are a number of things you can do with long hair. You can opt for a low pony-tail, you can braid them up, you can simply leave them open, you can practically do what you want! One tip here would be to go for a hairstyle that will not look too glamorous or flashy. It is Graduation Day, not prom night; so keep it simple. If you are ready to get a haircut, you can go for a layered cut. You can even go for a fringe that will peep out of the graduation cap and on your forehead. If you wish, you may even perm your hair to add bounce to otherwise floppy hair. Well, did I say anything? yeah; you really can do anything with your hair!

If you have medium length hair that fall till your shoulders, the best option would be to leave them open. Wash your hair and brush through them. Letting them dry naturally may not always work for shoulder length hair – the ends tend to turn up as they rest on your shoulders. The best solution would be to blow-dry them so they don’t curl up at the ends. Another option could be to scrunch them for a wavy look. You can just put your fingers through your wet or semi-dry hair and squeeze them for a scrunch look. If you want to try something different, you can get a long bob cut.

Curls look the best when left open, and that is what I would suggest. You can maybe play with your hairline by tucking in a few strands of hair using a clip to take them off your face. A loose pony tail on the neck also looks charming. If you are going to tie your hair, you can leave a couple of locks out, so that they bounce off your face! It will give you a rather coy and bubbly look. If you want to opt for something simple, how about straightening your hair? It maybe a good change to get rid of your curls, even if only temporarily.

Micro braids may seem an unusual choice as a graduation day hairstyle, but it will work, especially since you have to wear a graduation cap! Another idea could be to tie a low bun that will lay on your neck. Up-dos may or may not work, since teaming up an up-do with a cap more or less ends up ruining the up-do.

A general tip I would like to give here is – do not opt for a very elaborate hairstyle. If you are not going to wear your graduation cap, then there are definitely more options to pick from. But with the graduation cap on your head, you have to choose wisely. Being a solemn ceremony, the best thing to do would be to wear your hair in a simple yet elegant way. After all, simplicity is beauty.

Best Clothes to Wear to College

Every girl on this planet dreads her first day in college whether she accepts it or not. There is only one thing that leads to this dreading – what will I wear on the first day? This question has troubled many girls and given them sleepless nights, I agree. This article will perfectly clear all the doubts you have ever had on what you should be wearing to college. Before you start making plans to make some changes to your wardrobe, there are a few things you should consider. ‘What suits you best?’ This is a very important question as depending on this, we will decide what can be the best clothes for you to wear to college. Then again, you have to understand that college is all about being a student and you cannot wear anything that will make you look older than your age. Yes, some guys would like that but for the ladies, it’s a strict no-no. Avoid everything that will make you stand out of the crowd, as chances are you won’t be ‘in’ it for long then. Yes, you’ve got to be different, but this is how you’re going to do it!

What You Should Wear to College?

Shirts
Your shirts are going to be a very important part of your wardrobe as this is what people notice first. If you live in a town that is blessed with too much of sun, stick to wearing light colored simple tees. Avoid too much of sleeveless as this would give you a horrible tan in the long run. Never wear anything that shines too much. On those lazy days you can pull on a cardigan, but make sure you don’t make this your habit. For accessories throughout the year, choose between stoles, mufflers, gloves and shrugs as and when the weather permits or demands. None of these should be more prominent than the shirt/sweater you wear.

Denims and Pants
Since it’s hot most of the year, once every week, you can wear a skirt or some casual shorts to let your legs breathe. Khadi and cotton pants look cool too. During the winters, stick to denims (no boot cuts and only black or blue) and a few well designed yet, simple pants. Avoid shorts completely. These would show the occasional goose bumps that you would get. If you have to attend just a sport or music class, you can dress in pajamas too. Once in a while, it’s important to you let yourself free!

Footwear
When it comes to footwear, you have to be careful. You might think it is cool to wear those red pumps, isn’t it? They look so hot after all. But then, NO! You are not attending a party! Sneakers are the best option to team up with denims and pants. To give yourself a change sometimes, wear a pair of nice flip flops. With skirts, team up some nice flats. As for the boys, stick to those shoes. You’ll look the best in them!

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Once in a while, you need to show just how gorgeous you are! On days that need a celebration, a birthday maybe, dress up just the way you want. Get those pumps out (finally!) and also get that makeup out. Do your hair just how you want it and wear any color and fabric that you want, even if it shines (finally, again!). On such days, dress to make a statement. Get out all the accessories from the closet as well and make sure you enough of them on you. As for the guys, will you even bother?

These tips on choosing your college wear are very important as most people are a little low on their fashion quotient at that age. You like something, you pick it up and come to college all geared up, ready to flaunt what you shouldn’t be. You have enough trendy teen clothing to choose from; choose well. Throughout your college days, stick to simplicity. Every fashion trend fits different age groups differently. Don’t try to imitate a super model on the cover of your favorite magazine, you may look too overdone for a student. Always, for your entire life, focus on ‘style’. As they say, Keep It Stylish.

Casual Dresses Juniors

Juniors love to experiment with various styles and fashions. They prefer to dress up according to the changing fashion trends and choose the hot picks of the season. If you check out the teen fashion clothing, you will find a wide range of options available. Moreover, you can find that casual wear is much more popular in the juniors clothing section. Though a wide variety of formal dresses are available on the shelves in the juniors section, use of these is restricted for special occasions. Are you one of those searching for the best dresses to fill up the casual section of your wardrobe? Then here’s more about the top trends in them for juniors which will help you choose the right pieces.

Best Styles to Choose From

Hot Picks

Dresses of various styles in terms of length, fit, pattern, colors, fabric, and designs are hot picks for the season. If you are searching for the most trendy clothes, you are sure to come across pretty knee length and shorter dresses that give you a cool casual look. These short apparels have been popular juniors clothing since a long time. Those having floral prints or abstract designs are a hot trend. Larger prints are the ‘in’ thing and you can see a lot of them with multicolored designs as well. Vibrant colors, quirky designs, etc., will make you look absolutely stunning.

Long Dresses

Apart from the short, long dresses are also amongst the ‘must-checkouts’. Go for the calf length ones with wide waist belts and pleated patterns, or pick the truly feminine and long empire waist dresses. Wear these with ankle boots and get set to turn all eyes towards you. You can also choose to wear the cute ones in fabrics, like chiffon, Georgette, mix cotton, and silk. Flowy sundresses are the ultimate picks for that fun and carefree look. Choose from strapless, thin strapped, halter neck, off shoulder, and empire waist patterns. These are available in a bunch of light and bright colors. Juniors must avoid shopping for dull shades and grab the bright colors, which rightly suit their age. Well, the white dresses impart an unmatchable look and these can be easily graced with colorful accessories. So, if you want to step out with a fresh look do think of that white thin strapped dress with ruffles and frills.

Elegant Outfits

Linen dresses are the best picks for occasions when you want to dress up in casual yet decent attire. When you want to look really special, grab the linen dresses and look class apart. Browse through the classy linen pencil dresses and we are sure that you will like to put one or two of them in your shopping bag. Colors like white or gray look awesome in this fabric. You can go for those with wide collar, wide waist band, and short sleeves that look extremely pretty. Don’t forget to check out the plaid dresses for juniors which are available in varied styles. Choose one that looks best on you and suits your taste.

Fancy dresses are highly popular and amongst the most opted pieces. Make sure that you pair the right accessories with the chosen dress. Pairing suitable boots needs no mention when you want to look perfect. Adding lovely hair accessories and funky beaded jewelry to grace your outfit and play up the look of your attire is a great idea. You can also wear cropped jackets and add a style element to the thin strapped and strapless dresses. So, ready to give a classy casual makeover to your wardrobe?

Hairstyles Meant for Teenage Boys

It is believed that teenage years is the time when one can experiment in terms of fashion ideas and carry off new looks with great style and panache. Many teens today are extremely fashion-conscious and enjoy keeping up with the latest trends. Fashion and style for such teens is not limited to clothes alone. A hairstyle can do wonders to one’s overall look and personality.

It is common knowledge that the desire to remain trendy is not limited to girls. Guys are as conscious about the way they look, the way they do their hair, and the way they present themselves. And the good news for all teenage boys out there is that they no longer have to stick only to classic hairstyles.

Those of you who are willing to go an extra mile and try out some funky, some offbeat, or simply hairstyles that you know are eternally stylish, check out the options given here.

For Short Hair
– If you are sporty, and like to keep your style fuss-free, this is the best option for you. It’s super-short and requires little maintenance.
– No added hair-care besides a regular trim, this messy style is a great option for boys who like to keep it natural.
– A funky and trendy choice, this style will surely get you a lot of attention. It is important to go to a trusted stylist to get the look right.

For Medium Hair
– Spikes is quite a popular option. Basic styling with either hair gel or water is all it takes to achieve this look. You can experiment with the length of the spikes.
– Looking for an option for wavy hair? Then look no further. You could use a little mousse to style your hair, comb it with a side parting, and you’re good to go.
– Edgy and punk best describe this look. This style is ideal for those with straight hair. For the more daring boys, you can opt for colored highlights as well.

For Long Hair
– Got hair that is curly as well as thick? This is the best style to opt for. It keeps your curls and volume intact without opting for heat-products like an iron.
– Braids are a fashion rage, and are an extremely trendy choice. However, it requires a great deal of maintenance, in addition to regular visits to the salon.
– Whoever said bangs are only for girls. This is a great look for boys with a good volume of wavy hair. You can opt for parting on either sides to experiment.

So, when it comes to opting for the best hairstyles for teenage boys, I suggest you go ahead and experiment with your look. This coupled with a cool attitude and you are ready to rock!

Wearing Cufflinks

Cufflinks used to be reserved for men of noble descent. Later, they became the trademark accessory for high-ranking officials, uber-rich businessmen, and the likes. However, times have changed since then, and so have the patrons of this accessory. Today, cufflinks can be worn by anyone, irrespective of his age or occupation. They have become a must-have jewelry item in men’s formal clothing. Studs and cufflinks are an epitome of men’s fashion these days. So, in case you wish to flaunt them on your wrists, make sure you know the proper way. Few things are more off-putting than a failed attempt at sophistication.

Guide to Wearing Cufflinks

Before you think of the accessories, you should have shirts that go well with them. One of the most essential requirements for wearing cufflinks is a shirt with French or double cuffs. Simply put, these are shirts that have no buttons on the cuffs. If you also intend to wear studs, you will have to get a formal dress shirt without buttons on the wrists.
– Fold back the cuffs so that they lie flat and even at the end of the sleeves.
– Bring the two ends of the cuffs together, so that the holes coincide with each other.
– Now insert the cufflink through the two holes.
– The two cuffs should lie side by side, touching each other. This is a bit different from the buttonhole arrangement that you have on regular shirts, wherein the button goes inside the hole, and one cuff overlaps the other.
– Fasten the cufflink according to its attachment, and repeat the procedure for the other hand.
– Depending upon the fastening attachment, cufflinks are classified as bullet back closure, whale back closure, fixed backing, chain link, reversible, and ball return.
– Some of them have a finished surface on only one side.

When to Wear

You can wear cufflinks whenever you wish, as long as you have an appropriate shirt. However, they are generally not recommended for daily use. Weddings, parties, and similar occasions highlight their beauty. Although you can also wear them for funerals, you need to be careful with their look; you must not wear ones that are too flamboyant, and choose ones that go with the sombre atmosphere. Some people even wear them to pubs and dance parties. In that case, make sure they are securely in place, so that you don’t lose it while showing off your dance moves. Earlier, it was believed that cufflinks were reserved only for older men. However, these days, even young men in their twenties going out for a routine night out flaunt this jewelry with elan.

How to Choose

While picking cufflinks, you need to take into account the tone of the occasion and your overall attire. It is a norm to match them with your belt, watch, and tie. Although it is very difficult to find perfectly matching cufflinks, you should at least match the metal and pattern with your belt buckle.

They are available in many materials, designs and styles. Plain gold or silver cufflinks are ideal for grim occasions like funeral. Wooden or seashell cufflinks with colorful and bold designs are great for festivals and parties. Choose the fastening attachment according to your convenience and preference for finish.

Cufflinks take a bit of getting used to, but they can sure add an element of bling to men’s clothing. A great pair can indeed make you stand apart from the crowd.

6 Men’s Fashion Magazines

Putting fashion and men in the same sentence can seem like a bit of a mismatch. Most guys take their prejudices where the words fashion and style are concerned, to unimaginable heights. And the reason is often something as silly as ‘women perceive men interested in fashion as feminine’. Let’s set the record straight here. I speak for most women when I say that women love a guy who makes an effort to be well-dressed and stylish. We love men who know their clothes, their brands, and their designers. It is a welcome change from guys who might as well be relics from the Ice Age who believe that being particular about their clothes is a ‘woman’ thing, and they can continue wearing the same clothes they wore in high school and still have women swooning over them. Being fashion-conscious is a good thing and it is high time these guys manned up.

A guy who is willing to give it a go and embrace style and fashion needs some good advice along the way. And the best way to do that is to browse through some of the most popular and well-known fashion publications in the market. These magazines are style guides that talk about elegant living. No one expects you to strut your stuff in a button-less shirt and heavy eye makeup. But we would like it if you turned up in a pair of well-fitting trousers, a good shirt, and most importantly, a pair of great shoes. Here are our top picks for magazines that tell you how you can define your look, and be your presentable best at all times.

Esquire
First issue published in: 1933
Owned by: Hearst Magazines
Frequency: Monthly

What you can expect inside
– Cover stories on prominent men in the world and their lives
– Features on politics, movies, music, health, etc.
– A fiction section that continuously promotes young talent, and has featured writers like Raymond Carver and-Elizabeth Gilbert in the past

Why you should read it
Esquire is the kind of magazine that keeps our faith in men’s fashion magazines alive. While focusing on fashion and style with beautiful pictorials, it never dumbs down its content. It is meant for the classy, refined man’s man who knows what he wants and knows how to ask for it. With intelligently written features on a diverse range of subjects, the magazine plays it hip.

GQ
First issue published in: 1958
Owned by: Condé Nast Publications
Frequency: Monthly

What you can expect inside
– ‘How to’ guides on dressing correctly for different occasions (and occasional penny-pincher features)
– Trends taking the world by storm
– Advice for living life king-size

Why you should read it
Originally called Gentleman’s Quarterly, GQ focuses on style, fashion, and culture through articles on a variety of related, yet diverse subjects. If you pride yourself on being more of a hipster, then GQ’s fashion tips will sit right at home with you. They also have brilliant photo editorials, very few ads, and quite a few thought-provoking articles on different events that affect today’s world.

Details
First issue published in: 1982
Owned by: Condé Nast Publications
Frequency: Monthly

What you can expect inside
– Features on how to be your fashionable best with about five or so articles on different styles
– Guides on the best things that you should invest in (shop for)
– Lists of the most prominent/successful/to-look-out-for men or women

Why you should read it
Details is the kind of magazine that will appeal to a guy who likes to live his life a little on the edge. With a hipster-ish quality about it, the target audience for this mag is a little difficult to place, which makes it one that has something for every reader. What makes it stand out is its continuing focus on pop culture and its ability to capture the pulse of what drives the world.

Nylon Guys
First issue published in: 2004
Owned by: Nylon Holding Inc.
Frequency: Bimonthly

What you can expect inside
– Features on celebrities, fashion, styling, tech, etc.
– Pieces with focus on pop culture
– Shopping guides that feature high-end and budget products that make it more accessible for a regular guy

Why you should read it
If you are young at heart (or actually young), then this should be the magazine you are reading for fashion tidbits. While style remains a huge focus area, there is also a healthy dose of entertainment and pop culture thrown in. Nylon is also one of those few magazines that showcases a huge variety of brands in a broad spectrum of price ranges.

The Rake
First issue published in: 2008
Owned by: Revolution Press International
Frequency: Bimonthly

What you can expect inside
– Profiles on the biggest names in fashion
– Features on recognizing elegant clothing and how to wear it
– Articles on different trendsetting looks and how you can adopt them

Why you should read it
The Rake is one of those rare fashion magazines that actually takes a more educational approach to style, focusing on classical elegance and style as showcased by icons such as Cary Grant and Michael Caine. If you are a sophisticated professional who is fed up of the youngster-focused mags flooding the style sector of magazine publishing, then this magazine seeks to recapture the elite elegance of years gone by. Since the magazine’s core belief is that elegance comes from within, they also feature articles on conducting oneself well and good living.

VMan
First issue published in: 2003
Owned by: Visionaire Publishing
Frequency: Quarterly

What you can expect inside
– Cover stories featuring popular celebrities and their rise to fame
– Previews of fashion trends for the season, hot music tracks, events, etc.
– Articles covering men’s fashion, the industry, and the many trends and the common man’s perception of it

Why you should read it
The V in Vman stands for Visionaire, and the magazine often features young trailblazers whose vision alone makes them sought-after talents in the industry. While fashion and style are the primary focus, there are always some interesting pieces on the industry as a whole, and much-talked about current events.

There is nothing vain about a guy who understands being stylish. A man who keeps himself abreast of what is happening in the world of fashion only makes for a more well-turned out person. These magazines highlight menswear and do so by making it more approachable for the boy-next-door.

Accessories for Men

Many men usually stay away from the accessories department in a mall, because they think that wearing leather straps on their wrists, or carrying handbags is a little too girly. But that is not the case. Men actually end up looking smart and savvy when they wear the correct accessories. While walking on the streets, we come across men who are impeccably dressed, wearing crisp suits, shiny shoes, designer ties, and amazing accessories.

7 Fashion Accessories Men Should Have

Wallets
A good wallet is one accessory that lasts for a long time. There is an array of these trendy money and card holders in the market. You can choose from plain colors, printed works, leather, and fabric ones, depending on what catches your eye.

Hats
When you talk about hats, you have to be very careful while selecting the right one for you. Choose a hat that goes well on formals as well as casuals. Trendy black bowler hats, top hats, and boaters are very much in fashion, but let me remind you that these hats go well only on formal attire. If you are going for an informal look, you could try a classy fedora.

Cufflinks
Cufflinks should be worn only when you are dressing to impress. A beautifully tailored button-down shirt, which has been ironed nicely, teamed with a simple yet classy pair of studded cufflinks, makes a man look drool-worthy. You can also wear a casual or formal jacket to complete this look.

Belts
Belts are a must for men. Not only do they keep your pants from falling, but they also complete your entire look. Picture this―you are walking on a street, wearing a nice pair of white linen pants, paired with a collared T-shirt and an elegant brown belt. Simple―yes! Classy―definitely yes!

Jewelry
Earrings, rings, bracelets, and chains look great on men, provided they are kept simple and sophisticated. Leather accessories are in vogue, so wearing wristbands made of leather will look great. Shiny and large bling look amazing on men. If you just want to accentuate your outfit with some metal and stones, indulging in classy jewelry is advised by most fashion experts.

Watches
A watch is one thing that men and women alike and should always wear it. Apart from being practical, a watch is the perfect accessory to complete an outfit. One can go without wearing jewelry, cufflinks, hats, and belts, but not without a watch.

Sunglasses
Apart from giving protection to your eyes, sunglasses look cool on suits, shorts, jeans, or even if it is worn on boxers. Always choose a pair that suits your face cut, and opt for frames that will go well with both, a casual as well as formal look.

Team these accessories with the right clothes and shoes, and you are all set to dazzle. Just remember to keep it simple and neutral so that you look classy and sophisticated.

 

Tips for Men to Wear Suspenders

Also known as ‘braces’ in the United Kingdom, suspenders were first introduced in the men’s wardrobe by a British designer named Albert Thurston, in the 1820s, due to the fashion infusion of high waist pants. With these pants, belts was not an easy option, and hence, the use of suspenders came into being. While the original design was a ‘H’ pattern at the back, it soon changed to ‘X’ and then to ‘Y’.

Originally, they were made out of ‘boxcloth’―a woolen material―at present they are made from a variety of materials like French satin, jacquard silk, argyle or plaid, and leather.

Types of Suspenders.
X and Y shape Spenders
Traditionally, there are two types of suspenders. The X shape has two separate straps across the back and can be adjusted to wider positions on the back waistband. The Y shape has two straps merging into one strap that supports the center of the back waistband.

Quick Style Tip:

Make sure your shoe color matches the color of the suspenders.

Button-on Suspenders

The buttons are on the inside of the waistband, two on each side of the center button, and one in the center of the inner waistband at the back. Face the suspenders on the right side out while buttoning them up on the waistband. Then bring it up and button up the front inner side of the pant. Once the pant is on, ease each side of the suspenders up and above the shoulders. Adjust the tightness by sliding the metal clip either up or down.

Clip-on Suspenders

The clips have to be opened and attached to each of the fly, measure about half a distance from the fly to the outer edge of the pant and attach the clip to that point. Pull on the pants to ease the suspenders over the shoulder. Adjust the tension by sliding the metal clips.
Now that we know the different types of suspenders and how to wear them correctly, here are a few looks that may inspire you. Go ahead try out these looks, just remember to wear the look that suits your personal style.

Cool Casual Look

The latest style obsession is reinventing the casual look by wearing suspenders with ripped jeans. Pair it with a well-worn T-shirt which could be mainly in light colors or subtle gray and black. The easiest way to accessorize this look is by wearing sunglasses, hat, or a scarf.
This look goes well enough for a casual trip or an outing. Choosing the right pair of shoes is also essential. Wearing a comfortable pair of chinos, chukkas, or bright sneakers would give you an edgy look.

The Corporate Look

Men who wish to make a formal impression at work can wear wide suspenders with a formal collared shirt and tie with the sleeves rolled up to give it a subtle casual look. But if you wish to make a sophisticated impression, then thin suspenders with your formal buttoned up shirt will make a distinct statement.
Pair it up with a suit jacket so that people will surely notice it whenever you take off your suit jacket. Accessorize this look with a good pair of formal footwear like oxfords, wingtip, or derby.

The Punk Look

Suspenders were originally popular with the punk community. To get this look right, wear suspenders with a formal shirt, and accessorize with earrings for a formal look. And for a more casual look, wear suspenders with a graphic or plain vest along with an informal pant. Footwear that goes well with this look are a comfy pair of boat shoes, slip-on plimsolls, driving moccasins, or canvas sneakers.

Never ever gone out of style or out of the manly wardrobe, the suspenders are here to stay, they are a very fun accessory that can give you a distinctive look and style.

How to Dress Barbie

Ever since Barbie dolls first appeared in the market, they have been objects of desire for several young girls and grownup women as well. Ruth Handler, who was inspired to design these fashion icons by her daughter’s love for playing with paper dolls, did leave the world with the greatest controversy of them all. As she realized that young girls liked to imitate adult women around them, Ruth designed Barbie with an adult body. Her husband Eliot Handler, wasn’t sure about this paradoxical business plan would sell. However, after Barbie made her debut on the 9th of March 1959, there was no looking back for the toy company. Since then, the toy doll has been through innumerable changes in look, style and fashion. Her clothes have been coveted by older women and younger girls alike.

Hair
Quintessential Barbie dolls have always had blonde hair. However, as the company began expanding its markets and catering to the needs of the globe, these dolls have had a change in look. Take advantage of this, and let your hair be as they are. Now, wash your hair and condition them well. Very rarely will you see a Barbie without a hairdo. However, with so many variations, picking one would be very confusing. Pick the Ballerina look, as it pretty much resembles the older versions too. Straighten out your fringes and tuck them to the left or the right. Tie the remaining hair in a pony and curl the ends inwards, to complete the hairdo.

Make Up
Keep the make up in tones of pink, but make sure it suits your complexion. To even out the skin tone, apply a fine layer of foundation on your face, neck and back. Wear a nude pink lip gloss with glitter, and apply a little pink blush on your cheek. Color your nails and toe nails in a shade of pink, that matches your dress.

Clothes
For the Barbie ballerina look, pick a pink tutu that has a lot of net or tulle. These fabrics will give it the required volume. On top of the tutu, get a matching corset, to accentuate your waistline and make the volume of the tutu look larger than what it is. The clothes typically resemble a Barbie clothes look, and the pink will give you Barbie like femininity.

Footwear
Since this is the ballerina look in question, you will obviously have to wear ballet shoes or slippers. For the soft and feminine look, make the slippers out of satin. You can wrap your regular pumps in a pink satin cloth that rounds at the toes and crosses your foot to tie a knot at the ankle. Make sure that your footwear matches the shade of your dress.

Accessories
If you have ever bought a Barbie, you would know that she always has some accessories. A Barbie without accessories is an incomplete one. Since you are going out for a fancy dress party, carry a small pink colored classic clutch that matches your footwear and dress. Wear a tight fitting pearl necklace and accessorize your hair with small fake diamonds for the much-needed glam, which is the Barbie’s defining factor.

Since her inception into the toy world, Barbie has been a part of several controversies. Despite her anorexic built that worries psychologists the world over or her racist undertones, a lot of children are still fascinated by her surreal looks. Although being her size is inadvisable, the least you can do is to emulate her eternal style.