You’ll have a hard time finding someone whose favorite season for fashion is winter. Many people usually use the season to hide out under multiple layers. It also doesn’t help that fashion designers seem to treat winter as an off-season. Winter fashion can still be fun, but you have to prioritize warmth and comfort. This is especially true if you live somewhere with extreme cold and strong winds. Let’s take a look at a few tips you can follow to stay warm and stylish this winter.

Get a Good Winter Jacket

Look for a quality winter jacket. Where you live and the type of condition you have to deal with will make a huge difference here. 

If where you live gets bitterly cold, then you need to look for a jacket that blocks strong winds and has good insulation. Natural down is considered the best, but it’s not the most ethical insulation material. If you don’t want to use animal products, you could go with something that uses polyester synthetics like Thinsulate, PrimaLoft, or FullRange instead.

If you live somewhere where the weather is a bit milder, then something like a wool Tribal Jacket could work. Depending on how cold it gets, you could go for a long wool jacket to cover your legs, a sleeveless puffer jacket, or even a jeans jacket. It all depends on your style and the type of conditions you have to deal with.

Learn How to Layer Properly

Learning the art of layering is extremely important if you want to be as warm as possible. Air is one of the best insulators in the world, and the more layers you have, the more air pockets you create underneath your coat.

You need to start with a solid base layer under everything. A thermal base layer will keep you warm no matter the condition if you have a good top layer to protect you. This will also limit the number of layers you’ll have to wear so you won’t look puffy. You could even get away with wearing nothing but the base layer when the weather is mild or when doing physical activity like jogging.

On top of this layer, you can add whatever you want, whether it’s a wool sweater, a turtle neck, or anything else you wanted to wear. You should also have a nice scarf for additional protection and to protect your face from strong gusts of wind.

Don’t be afraid to wear additional bottom layers as well. You can wear long johns under jeans and leggings under dresses. The thighs are one of the most vulnerable body parts in winter, so keep them warm, even if it means putting on jogging pants under your regular pants.


Keep Your Feet Warm and Dry

One of the worst things that could happen to you in the winter is to get your feet wet at low temperatures. Always try to look for waterproof boots. If your boots don’t have water protection, wear multiple sock layers and seal the outside using petroleum jelly. You can also use tricks like putting your feet in disposable shower caps or even plastic bags before putting your boots on.

These are all things you’ll need to do if you want to stay warm and look great this winter. Always check the temperature and be ready for anything the weather throws at you before you go out. 

xoxo.



These days there are plenty of options for fashion-forward gentlemen when it comes to outerwear, specifically jackets. Alternative fashion trends abound, and it has never been easier to find stylish garments that help you look the part on every occasion. 

So when you are planning your vacations for next year, whether you are looking at the best places to cruise or packing for a chic European city break, here are some of the best casual jackets for 2022 to keep you looking your best.

The Bomber Jacket

A timeless classic, the bomber has been a style hit since the 50s and takes its influence from military fashion. With a wide variety of styles, from varsity jackets to the iconic Alpha Industries bomber, it is a uniquely flexible fashion choice, perfect for spring or autumn when the weather is mild.

Bomber jackets should fit well, allowing some layering but without being baggy. They work extremely well in conjunction with casual sportswear or with a button down shirt – they are truly one of the most adaptable jackets around!

The Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is a seriously must-have piece for any gent who considers themselves any sort of a fashionista. A true statement item, it conveys effortless cool, a devil-may-care attitude, and a rakish, adventurous sense of style. 

Leather jackets work well for more casual affairs (although a sleek bomber style with formal trousers and a pressed shirt can be quite smart), and can be worn light, for spring, or heavy, for winter.

The Denim Jacket

Denim jackets feel extremely contemporary, but they have actually been around since the late 19th century! Originally designed as a hard wearing material for workers, denim jackets are now a style classic, popularized by the iconic Levi’s brand. 

Denim jackets can be paired with almost anything, thanks to the versatility of the wash and fades. As an inherently casual garment it works best on relaxed, informal occasions, combined with a t-shirt and dark trousers. Daring fashionistas might attempt the denim-on-denim look, which can work incredibly well if done right! While predominantly a light jacket, suited best for spring or autumn, a denim jacket can be worn as a mid-layer, under a more bulky parka or overcoat.

Picking the right jacket to compliment your own personal style doesn’t have to be a chore, and with the above guide you will be able to look stylish all year round. 

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After finding a wig that suits your style and adds oomph to your look, it is critical to take adequate care of that precious and expensive wig. When it comes to preserving the wig’s intended style and maintaining its mica-like shine, it is important to keep the wig in good condition right from the start. Whether you are using a wig of synthetic hair or human hair, colored or natural black, straight or curly hair, here’s a list of wig care tips to help you to keep it looking lustrous for longer. 

1.    Know your wig well

You should handle your wig gently and know the type of wig you are using because maintaining a human hair wig is different from a synthetic one. As human hair wigs are stronger and more heat resistant than synthetic hair wigs. Also, colored hairs undergo a lot of different treatments and styling methods than their simpler counterparts. So whenever you purchase a wig, read out its instructions and understand its material. 

2.    Invest in good quality shampoo, conditioner, and comb

You should keep in mind that there are particular cleaning products available for your wig, as ordinary shampoo and conditioners include a lot of chemicals that can destroy the texture of the hair on your wig, especially if it is not human hair or natural black.

Washing your hair on your head is different from washing your wig hairs. Here is how to wash your wigs correctly: 

You can soak the wig for a few minutes in shampoo and water, then comb out the shampoo and conditioner (with a wig comb). After that, you should rinse the wig with warm water to eliminate any remaining residue. Finally, untangle the wig with a comb and leave it aside to dry. It doesn’t need to be rubbed or massaged; simply combing it will be enough.

3.     Dare not DIY wig styling

You should always style your wig by a professional stylist; many salons specialize in the care and styling of wigs. Remember that if you cut the hair on your wig, it will not grow back, and if you apply too much heat, it will not unmelt! 

4. Keep your wig safely in the closet

When you’re not wearing a wig, you should store it in a mannequin or on a stand of some sort so that it stays erect and doesn’t become tangled. Do not forget to keep it covered to avoid dust. You can also store your easy-to-use headband wigs in Styrofoam to keep them safe.

5. Do not use spray or oil in your wig

Your hair fiber in the wig is more likely to tangle or get oily and difficult to manage, if you do this, especially if you use a lot of different treatments, such as stay spray or a glossy spray. It’s fine to use some sprays and mists on natural hair. Just be careful not to overdo it.

6. Stay away from heat

When styling your wig, heat can be very damaging, especially if it is a synthetic wig. Any form of harmful heat, such as a barbeque, a preheated oven, steaming hot curling iron, or a high-intensity blow dryer, should be avoided.

7. Never sleep or shower with the wig ON

Never shower while wearing your wig, and remove it if it’s raining or storming excessively. On the other side, you don’t want the sleeping half to get tangled and knotted up from all the tossing and turning at night.

8. Maintain a pleasant odor

Keep your head hair clean and conditioned at all times! Wearing a wig does not excuse your hair from being unclean, unruly, or dry. Always braid or pull your hair back when putting on your wig. Wearing a cap is recommended because it makes it easy to cover your hair and keep it clean.

Finally, I hope this information was helpful, and remember keeping up the longevity and luster of your wig is in your hand. Handle your precious wig gently. Take proper care of your wig and it will always be ready to make you look more fantastic!

 

xoxo

The recent Facebook leaks revealed damning information about the company’s knowledge of certain unhealthy realities. One of those is that Instagram can have a negative impact on body image. This makes sense, considering how some celebrities and influencers present their “perfect” lives (in images which are often doctored). However, the fashion industry itself is, in many ways, changing for the better.

The fashion world is becoming more egalitarian. Instead of serving only the supposed elite, all kinds of people can now find their style and wear it with pride.

Here are the ways in which fashion is becoming more egalitarian.

Affordable Clothing

There has been a lot of criticism of “fast fashion” over the past few years. Fast fashion refers to the relatively cheap clothing that companies like H&M and Zara provide as alternatives to designer brands. Fast fashion is bad for the environment, for one thing, as it wears out more quickly.

However, it has had the effect of making fashion more egalitarian. You should not have to be rich to wear clothing you actually like. Twenty years ago, you could far more easily tell a person’s socioeconomic status based on what they wore.

There needs to be a better balance between affordable fashion and sustainability. But there is no doubt that in the fashion world, it is helping people feel good in the clothes they’ve always wanted.

Different Sizes and Shapes

For far too long, the best fashion was sold specifically in certain shapes and sizes. This serviced some of the population, but left millions of people with few clothing options. You had to try to get your body into a certain shape and size just to wear the clothing you liked. Now, fashion is becoming more egalitarian by providing options for different body types.

Calypsa, for example, provides plus size swimwear that looks and feels great. However, don’t confuse plus size as referring specifically to weight. Rather, it accommodates different body types, because not all body types have the same proportions, and neither should they. Clothing should be attractive and comfortable no matter what body type you have.

Rihanna has done a good job at helping move the fashion industry forward in this sense, featuring clothing in her lines that are geared towards different body types, as well as plus size models in her shows.

Changing Aesthetics

There is no doubt that there are still ideas of how fashion should look that drive the direction clothing companies take. However, this is becoming less prescriptive. While in the past you had to go to niche stores for clothing that was counterculture, it is now easier to pick and choose your style from stores which are accessible to all.

You no longer have to fit into a culture or prescribe to societal standards in order to look good. You can more easily look the way you want to, wearing the fashion that you like for yourself.

You can even do this with the most basic stores. Because fashion is cheaper, you can use scissors and a sewing machine to alter items and make them more to your liking.

Are you debating on buying personalized socks for men or women? If so, there are custom socks that everyone will love. In fact, socks can be meant for any occasion. You’ll see socks worn at everything from a fancy gala to a regular party.

If you’re trying to find times when wearing personalized socks makes sense, consider the following occasions.

7 Occasions for Custom, Personalized Socks

1. Company Parties

Company events and parties are an excellent opportunity to give away swag. People love free gifts, and when they can help promote a business, it’s even better. Any time that you hold a company party or event, custom socks offer the opportunity to:

  •         Help team members stand out from other attendees
  •         Brand through the use of socks
  •         Market with socks

Plus, depending on the type of company, the socks may be a great idea for an employee gift. For example, apparel companies will often give socks, shirts and other items away to party attendees as a “thank you” for coming to the event or working for the company.

2. Weddings

Groomsmen are known for matching outfits. One of the key ways these special guests stick out in a crowd is to wear matching socks. You can choose to personalize these socks in any way possible, including:

  •         Adding logos or team names to the socks
  •         Placing the name or date of the couple being married
  •         Adding quotes or anything else special for the groom or group of friends

Small, simple customization options are a good choice for any wedding.

3. Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic times of the year. When you’re trying to share your love with someone special, socks can make a big difference. A popular option for personalization on February 14th is for couples to put their names or initials on their socks.

Sometimes, people will even add the date as a way to look back on the special event.

4. Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year is the right time for custom socks. Christmas offers you the perfect occasion for personalized items. You can wear these socks yourself or give them to your family members or kids to wear.

Of course, you can add in your own imagery, too, such as:

  •         Santa Claus
  •         The Grinch
  •         Rudolph
  •         So many others

5. 4th of July

Pride and celebration are on big display on the 4th of July. Whether you want to customize your socks with patriotic sayings or firework images, you can. As we’ve seen already, holidays are always a great time to put on a pair of socks and celebrate.

Socks also serve as a great present to give to others, too.

6. Fundraising Events

Fundraising is all about bringing awareness to a cause, and personalized socks fit perfectly into these major events. You can use custom socks in numerous ways for fundraising, including.

  •         Selling socks to raise funds for the cause
  •         Giving the socks away to anyone who donates
  •         Running contests where socks are used as a reward

For example, the person that donates the most money to a sports team may have the opportunity to design their own custom socks for the team. Many businesses are far more inclined to donate to a cause when you allow them to promote their business on your team’s socks.

When holding fundraising events, the general rule of thumb is that any custom items will be a great addition to the event.

Plus, the branding the socks offer will help generate donations in the future, too.

7. Birthday Party

Are you celebrating a birthday party? There are a lot of great, goofy ideas that include celebrating with the right socks. You can opt to have the person’s photo added to the sock, the date or another funny saying.

Birthdays are a magical time to celebrate, and whether you’re the birthday boy or girl or you want to make them laugh on their big day, a pair of personalized socks can help.

Also, if you want to make the person laugh on their big day, you can always gift them a pair of personalized socks that will make them chuckle the night away.

If you’re still on the fence on which items to purchase, be sure to look for personalized socks with pictures to see just how amazing these socks look.

xoxo

 

Applying perfect nail paint is a dream for everyone. Gone are the days when people had to visit fancy salons to get their nails done. You can apply nail polish yourself at home in this day and age, but mistakes you have made in the past might not allow you to do so. 

All of us are guilty of nail polish application mistakes that waste our time and destroy the final look. Everything can go wrong if you have cute short nails and still fail to get exciting nail paint. In this article, we will show you how you can overcome the ten most common nail polish mistakes – keep reading! 

  1. Prepare your nails the right way

Most people think that they have to go all out when applying nail polish. Remember that if you don’t take care of your nails before you start the application process, you will end up with terrible results. The only way you can enhance the look of your nail polish and make it last longer is by preparing your nails. 

Remove all the oils or any other cosmetic product that might be present on your nail. Wash your nails with gentle, warm water and dry them with a soft towel before starting the application process. 

  1. Filing is important

Nail filing is an important part of the nail polish application that can easily go wrong. Most people have the habit of filing their nails like crazy and can go back and forth, which can cause the splitting of your nails in no time. 

You will have to stay gentle and present-minded while filing your nails. Start slowly and gather all the tools that are necessary for the filing process. Don’t overdo the process if you don’t know about the details, as improper filing can destroy your nail in no time. 

  1. Don’t neglect the cuticles

Taking care of your cuticles is essential if you want the glossy and shiny look of your nails. Cuticles can get dry in no time if you don’t follow the right tips. Remember that if you don’t apply nail paint on the cuticles the right way, it will start chipping off in no time. 

There are tons of products available in the market that can ensure the proper health of nail cuticles. Apply cuticle oils or cuticle creams to keep your nail fresh and healthy. 

  1. Start with a base coat

Most people get hasty when it comes to nail polish application and get started without putting in a proper base coat. A base coat is super important when it comes to nail polish as it ensures the fine look and the longer stay-on time of the nail paint. 

Always start by putting a proper base coat on your nails. This coat will allow you to get rid of the nail stains and will keep the additional layers of the nail paint in check – giving you a perfect look that you want. 

  1. Apply nail polish with care

You might be making mistakes when applying nail polish without knowing about it. Remember how skilled you are when it comes to nail polish application and for how long you have been doing it; you can be making mistakes that stop you from getting those perfect looks. 

Start by checking the quality of the products you use for nail polish applications. Buy only the best items from the market, and don’t hesitate to buy costly products if you want great results. Next up, watch online tutorials or get help from someone in your friends and family to ensure that you are applying nail paint the right way. 

  1. Finish it with the top coat

The base coat is the most important coat that refines your nail polish experience as you read it above. A top coat is also as important as the base coat as it seals off all the layers and magnifies the look and feel of your nails. 

Stay patient and apply the top coat without making any mistakes. If necessary, you can reapply the top coat in 2-3 days if the inner layers of the nail polish are intact. Remember that the inner layers will only be safe if you apply the base coat with proper attention. Next time when applying nail polish, focus on both the top and the base coat. 

  1. Avoid Quick-dry products

There are tons of Quick-dry products available in the market that make it easier for you to dry the nail paint. However, certain problems might arise with the application of such products. The first thing you have to keep in your mind is that nail polish pigments take some time to settle on your nails.

If you get hasty and want the layers of nail paint to settle in no time, you will fail to get the gorgeous looks. Using a blow-dryer pumping out blazing hot air to dry your nails is not the best option at all. 

Any method that dries up the nail polish layers quickly can not only ruin the look of your nail polish but can also damage your nails. So stick with the simple methods and wait for some minutes after applying the nail paint. 

  1. Keep your tools clean

We all know how messy the tools can get after the application of nail paint. If you don’t have time to clean those tools, they will no longer be perfect for applying nail polish. You will have to spend extra cash if you think that nail polish application tools are disposable. 

Set some time aside to clean all the tools after you’ve applied the nail paint. Doing so will help you enhance your nail paint application experience. 

  1. Haste makes waste 

A general tip that you might overlook easily is going fast during the application process. We all know how urgent things can be at times, and we might resort to quick methods to get the job done. But doing anything hasty will only destroy the looks. 

Stay slow when you are applying nail paint. Urgencies will only destroy the experience, so get things done at an easy pace. 

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Every day, your body’s circulatory system works hard to pump blood to and from the heart. That said, sitting or standing for hours means that your circulatory system will have to act against gravity in order to move the blood along your veins. Put simply, during long periods of immobility, there isn’t much muscle contraction going on to help squeeze the blood from down in your legs back up to your heart.

Fortunately, wearing a pair of good-quality compression socks can help. They’re specially made to apply a pressure gradient on the lower limbs, thus keeping the blood moving so that it won’t pool in the veins. This, in turn, prevents possible complications of slow venous return, including leg swelling and varicose veins.

It should come as no surprise, then, that compression socks were primarily designed to prevent health problems such as deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. That being said, many individuals who don’t necessarily suffer from these conditions have found that compression socks can also be useful for various other activities or occasions. These situations include, but are not limited to, the following:

For Traveling

Long hours of traveling, whether it be on a plane or in a car, can slow down the circulation between your heart and lower legs. If you’re frequently on the go, it may be worthwhile to invest in a pair or two of compression socks to prevent potentially harmful health conditions from developing.

When you go shopping for these socks, make sure to get just the right type and compression level for you. Generally, the best compression socks for traveling are nonmedical support socks. The recommended compression level for airline passengers is 15-20mmHg. Anything higher than that can do you more harm than good, especially if you’re an otherwise healthy person.

In addition, you might want to try on your compression socks for a few hours or even a few days before your trip. This is to help you get used to the pressure and see if you can remain comfortable while wearing the socks for hours.

For Exercising or Doing Physical Activities

Athletes can benefit from wearing compression socks when they’re exercising or playing their sport. Compression socks place just enough pressure around the calves to optimize the blood flow from the legs to the heart, allowing for more efficient oxygen delivery. This added pressure also prevents the buildup of lactic acid, a chemical byproduct of anaerobic respiration that contributes to the development of muscle cramps.

Many athletes also note that they have a better sense of balance and improved endurance when wearing compression socks. Compression socks also help reduce vibration and stress to the muscles, which decreases the likelihood of soft tissue injuries.

Additionally, some evidence has shown that wearing compression socks results in improved running times during ultra-endurance events and speeds up post-workout recovery. Lastly, a growing number of studies has shown that compression socks reduce muscle soreness after strenuous activities.

There’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to choosing the right kind of compression socks for exercising or playing sports. Just remember to pick the appropriate level of compression, one that’s not too loose but also not too tight. If the socks are the wrong fit or apply the wrong amount of pressure to the legs, they won’t work as efficiently. After all, you’ll only reap the benefits of wearing compression socks if they’re actually doing their job.

When Sitting or Standing for Long Hours at Work

Similar to traveling, sitting or standing for hours at work can increase your risk of developing health complications related to poor blood circulation in the legs. So, if your job requires you to sit or stand for long periods, you might want to consider getting compression socks. With these on, you can take care of your everyday tasks without worrying about aches or pains in the lower body.

As with the previously mentioned types of activities, be sure to get a pair that provides just the right amount of compression to the legs. Wearing compression socks that are too tight might potentially cut your circulation off, and wearing a pair that’s a bit too loose defeats the purpose of wearing them in the first place.

You’ll also want to make sure that you get socks that match your office’s dress code. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to find stylish and comfortable compression socks that will blend right in with the rest of your work outfit.

For Long Periods of Immobility

Whether you’ve just gotten out of surgery or are recovering from an injury, being immobile or bedridden for a long period puts you at a much higher risk of DVT or PE. Fortunately, wearing compression socks can promote optimal blood flow in your legs, thereby preventing blood clots from forming in the first place.

With their many practical and useful applications, compression socks are certainly a worthy investment. Whether you’re traveling, exercising, working, or recuperating, these socks can do wonders for maintaining healthy blood circulation in your legs and feet. If you don’t own any yet, consider purchasing a few pairs and giving them a shot. As discussed above, they can make a big difference in how you feel as you go about your day-to-day activities.

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The type and support level of bras play a vital role in determining your comfort level while doing different activities, making it essential to choose the right bra. Consider the activity type to find the proper comfort level. For instance, if you plan to do sports, workouts, or other physically exertive activities, you need a sports bra for maximized support. 

Similarly, when choosing a bra for daily use, other factors like the underwire, bra style, and color matter. The right lingerie can make all the difference to your overall comfort level and even your confidence. 

Getting the size correct is half the job when it comes to choosing a bra for any activity. If you plan to buy them online, go through the detailed size chart on the website and check if the seller allows returns if the fit is not perfect.

Sports and Other High Impact Activities

Sports bras are almost necessary if you plan to do sports, athletics, biking, or other high-impact activities. Most manufacturers offer sports bras that deliver different levels of support (low, medium, and high) to suit the intensity levels of the activity you plan to do. 

However, if you plan to do HIIT, cardio workouts, running, mountain biking, or activities that involve jumping or bouncing, then you need a bra that offers high support levels. Also, it may be important to check if the sports bra suits your style and preferences. 

If possible, try it on before investing in it. Support and comfort levels should be prioritized over price when shopping for sports bras, as an ill-fitting sports bra can potentially distract you from the activity you are doing.

For Low impact Activities

If you only plan to jog, do yoga, Pilates, or other low-impact activities, a low or medium support sports bra will do. Sports bras with separated cups, wide rib bands and padded underwire support are excellent for low-impact activities. 

It is important to assess the back and shoulder construction of the bra you plan to buy. This is because activities like yoga and Pilates involve a lot of deep stretching and bending. So it’s essential to find a sports bra that offers maximized flexibility and supports your breasts wholly. Additionally, the fabric material should be highly comfortable. 

For Work and Meetings

Your dressing style and attire choices are critical in a formal work setting. You have to look chic, impressive and sharp. The lingerie you choose for work should suit the attire you plan to wear. 

Peeking bra straps and colorful bras visible through your top or shirt can adversely impact your overall appearance. Bras with thin straps and seamless bras are ideal choices for use at work or other formal events. 

For Evening Wear

Find special bras that are designed solely to wear with gowns and dresses. Consider the back and neck style of the dress or gown you are wearing when choosing a bra. 

For example, if you plan to wear a gown with a deep plunging neckline or a gown with an open back, then a standard bra will not do. Strapless bras, seamless bras, and bralettes are the best choices for dresses and gowns. Buy from a manufacturer who ensures fabric quality and design quality. 

For Daily Use

T-shirt bras are the popular choice for daily use. They are comfortable, sensible, and smooth and are excellent to wear every day. These bras are usually sweat-absorbent, and some advanced brands offer bras that have moisture regulating properties. 

T-shirt bras are usually budget-friendly, and you can buy them in different colors and styles. Look for t-shirt bras with a seamless finish to ensure they don’t show a line underneath your clothes. T-shirt bras offer practicality and functionality and are a versatile choice as you can wear them with practically any attire. Since they are comfortable, you can wear them for long hours. T-shirt bras are also the most popular choice for travel purposes.  

                                                                                  

Choosing the Right Bra

Experiment with sizes until you find the right bra size. Factors like the underwire fit, the fit of the middle bit of the bra, and the cup are important points to pay attention to. If you don’t feel 100% comfortable wearing the bra, you’ve probably got the size wrong. 

Use soft tape to take accurate measurements. As per fashion experts, you should be able to fit your finger between the strap and your back with only an inch of stretch with the perfect bra size. The middle point should be between your shoulder and elbow.

Wrapping Up

Overall, it’s important that the bra you choose provides support to your chest area. Ensure that the elastic around the chest is not uncomfortable and the bra’s bridge should ideally lie flat between your breastbone and cups and not stick out or cause discomfort.

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We might be coming into the coldest months of the year, but even in pandemic times, as we approach more and more towards a normality and resuming life as we knew it – we may be able to even travel and go on  vacation to somewhere sunny and warm. Which may mean lying by the beach in a bathing suit (or two, or three) and come on now… who does not love to online shop for swimwear? No irony here. To be honest, I’m a huge fan of classic triangle bikini which is adjustable and allows for comfort and sun tan BUT if bikini fashion is your thing here’s a few tips for buying swimwear online. Understand What You’re Looking For

Before you start looking at products for sale, it’s wise to stop and consider exactly what it is you’re looking for and what you want to achieve with your purchases. For example, do you require a swimsuit you can wear while doing laps in the pool regularly or for ocean swims? 

Or perhaps you’re after a sexy two-piece for a holiday with your partner or a supportive one-piece that you can move about in securely when playing with your young child? You’ll want to consider different material types, too, since some work well for exercise and general movement while others are more about the look they give rather than the practicalities. 

The clearer you are upfront about what you need when buying bathing suits for women, the easier you’ll find it to narrow in on appropriate options when faced with a plethora of products on eCommerce sites. 

Take Your Measurements

Next, take your measurements rather than just relying on being a certain size. The reality is that each brand’s sizing can differ significantly, so being a size 12, say, in the current brand of swimwear you own, doesn’t mean you’ll be that size in other products. There aren’t any set sizing standards these days, so you’re best off getting a measuring tape and finding your details in different areas of your body to get a clear picture of your size. 

Compare your measurements to the sizing chart made available by the manufacturer or distributor on their website or the chart put up by an e-tailer. Keep in mind, too, that some international boutiques list products in UK or European sizes, so check the specifics and read the actual measurements if they’re available to see which option will be the best fit for you. 

Buy Multiple Sizes and Styles

Even when checking measurements, though, it can be tricky knowing the right size when buying online and being unable to try things on until they arrive at your home. As such, it pays to buy a couple of sizes in the swimsuits you fall in love with, and to purchase bathing suits in a few different styles, too. 

For instance, you might get a halter-neck one-piece, a string bikini, a cut-out swimsuit, a high-waisted two-piece, or a one-shoulder product to test and see what kind of design best suits your particular body shape. Just make sure you check the returns policies on items before buying up big like this, as some places don’t allow refunds on swimwear. Check shipping policies on returns, too, to see how much you’ll have to pay to return the products you don’t like. 

Read Reviews 

When buying online, you’ll come across all sorts of stores and brands you’ve never heard of due to the enormous variety of designers and retailers there are selling swimsuits online now. It pays to check out as many reviews of stores as you can before finalizing a purchase so you can get a feel for how reliable businesses are and the quality of their products, not to mention what their customer service is like. 

Read the testimonials and product reviews placed on e-tailer websites but also take a look at forums, social media sites, blog and magazine reviews, and other spots for more unbiased and honest ratings and feedback. 

Take Note of Promotions

 One of the great things about buying online is that many stores have some excellent promotions throughout the year, especially around Black Friday and other occasions. Keep an eye out on shops where you’ve seen products you like to see if they advertise any upcoming sales or special deals on your favorite brands. You might want to sign up for retailer newsletters or social media sites, so you get notified of offers ASAP. 

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Buying new swimwear can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Shop from the comfort of your home and have items delivered straight to your door where you can try goods on in a stress-free environment. Follow the tips above and start shopping for your new swimsuit today. 

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Let’s be honest, skinny jeans are just not hot anymore, or rather they can get a little too hot on the legs and thighs. 

In fact, if we’re talking about jeans here, we’re now in a time where baggy and straight cut jeans are getting a comeback. But there will always be those who do want to wear something a bit more hugging and comfy, or perhaps, you just might want to show off your sculpted legs and thighs from all that hard work at the gym. It’s high time that we recognize that men wearing leggings shouldn’t just be guys hulking it out at the gym, because leggings offer a lot more than just pure aesthetics and bragging rights.

We know, men in leggings outside the gym, might feel a little unusual but trust us they are made not to make you look like your just those guys in tights. They are made to make you look cool and at the same time give you more than just a confidence and fashion boost. 

If you’re interested to learn about a more comfortable alternative to your skinny jeans or are about ready to let go of your early 2010 rocker emo phase era jeans, well then keep on reading!

The Men’s Leggings Craze

 

Throughout the years, sports tights in men’s wardrobe has been a must-have but over time they have evolved to more than just plain old black leggings. Today, men’s leggings with pockets are also taking over the sports and fashion market with more versatile options so you can wear them from the gym to casual errands and even to your favorites festivals and parties!

This is a great choice for guys whose day consists of activities from sitting down on your desk to being out and about going across town. 

Men’s athletic tights and other sports tights men wear with their shorts are a common sighting. After all, men’s athletic tights are designed for compression and even recovery from a workout or training in sports.

This fashion craze isn’t at all new, men’s leggings date back to the early days of gymnastics wherein it was normal to see guys in tights and leotards. And a few years back, men wearing leggings have become even more popular as a casual streetwear outfit

With the support and comfort that men’s leggings offer, it’s impossible not to see them evolve from mere compression pants to stylish casual wear. In fact, you can see this evolution in the material used to make them. Before, tights were thinner and stretchy, and used for the purpose of not having any clothing dangling out that can cause accidents in gymnastic routines. But modern-day leggings are thicker and stretchier, made with the same purpose in mind but with more aesthetic appeal in its design and production. It’s actually even made better with men’s leggings with pockets that provides more utility for men on-the-go. 

Men’s leggings are made not just for aesthetics with all the crazy designs and patterns available but as well as giving your legs and thighs some extra support and as you go on with your day. The tightness of leggings can help with blood circulation and give your legs support from the elements and fatigue.

Skinny Jeans vs Men in Leggings

 

In terms of form, skinny jeans are form-fitting, narrow on the legs, and taper down at the ankle. 

Men’s leggings are essentially the same with the exception of further hugging your thighs and booty. So what’s the HUGE difference?

Material, and overall aesthetic are what set the two apart. 

Skinny jeans, as the name suggests are made out of denim which can get hot, especially if they are really tight on your thighs and legs or worn during the summer, the material used to make skinny jeans is usually a blend of denim and some polyester for a bit of stretch to help the jeans look like they were slapped onto you.

Men’s leggings, on the other hand, are made of cotton and polyester, a much cooler choice of fabric especially since it does cling to your legs and thighs a lot more compared to skinny jeans.

But wait there’s more, a whole lot more. 

Men’s leggings are made with aesthetics and purpose in mind. Leggings are made to conform to your leg and thighs in order to give support especially if you’re out and about for a long period of time doing different activities. Unlike skinny jeans that are made of denim, this can get a bit irritating and can cause some chafing in the thigh area. 

Think of it this way, if men’s leggings are comfortable enough to be used and worn in the gym and can allow you to move your legs freely without the fear of ripping anything, why can’t you use them every day?

And at the same time, they make you look cool! There are a plethora of designs for men’s leggings from basic solid colors, to loud prints, and metallic fabrics. Unlike the skinny jeans, the most you can get is with the color and type of denim wash from light to dark, and their form if their high waist, lowrise, tattered, etc. 

Men’s leggings on the other hand, can turn your legs into a black canvas that you can use to express yourself with different designs of leggings available. 

The Pros and Cons

And with that, let’s look into some more practical pros and cons of both skinny jeans and men’s leggings. 

Aftercare and Comfort

Skinny Jeans

Pro – No need to wash them often.

Con – Can get hot to wear especially in the summer

Men’s Leggings

Pro – Are usually made of cotton which is airier than denim

Con – You will have to launder them more often as compared to skinny jeans

Wearability

Skinny Jeans

Pro – Can wear shorter tops with it

Con – Not flattering for all body types

Men’s Leggings

Pro – Can be the focal piece of your outfit

Con – Might need a longer top to cover your junk

Design

Skinny Jeans

Pro – Jeans in general are timeless pieces

Con – Skinny jeans however go with certain trends and right now aren’t so much in trend

Men’s Leggings

Pro – Comes in different designs, colors, materials that can please the basic wearer up to the more adventurous wearers

Con – It can take a while to get used to

 

But really, in terms of wearability, it’s up to you what suits your style best. If you’re already hooked on Men’s leggings from this point on check out how to wear meggings!

xoxo.