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Summer Fashion for Teenagers

When the weather turns warmer, many people tend to cringe. Teens see this as an opportunity to revamp their wardrobe. For them, this is the right time to display their trendier side. The summer means loads of colorful blossoms, fresh breeze, bright sunshine, and everything beautiful. The weather gives ample opportunity to wear some interesting creations. From flowery patterns to solid colors, this is the season to experiment.

The Classic White Shirt

The classic white shirt can never go out of style. This looks best when worn with blue jeans. Look for different patterns and cuts. You can opt for a white shirt with a stretch blend that hugs the body or you can choose a long tunic style and pair it with printed leggings. This will surely give you a cool effect on a hot day.

Floral Dresses

This season is the right time to pull out knee-length or mid-thigh length dresses. You can wear bold and solid colors such as red, pink, green, mauve etc. Floral patterns will blend well with the season. Shirt-dresses are an ideal option for a more formal style. You can also go in for a stylish wrap dress, baby doll dress, halter dress, or the very simple basic A-line dress. Comfort is the key factor. A dress should make you comfortable all day long and keep you looking as fresh as a daisy for an evening out with friends.

Comfy Drawstring Pants

Jeans have always been a part of the wardrobe of teens and adults alike. However, jeans may sometimes be a tad uncomfortable for longer durations in hot weather. Comfortable drawstring pants are a great option for those who want breathable fabrics. Combine these pants with stylish tops to create a cool effect.

Basic Shorts

Cute shorts in colors such as electric blue or gorgeous red are bound to attract attention and keep you chilled out in the hot season. It sure does help to have a pair of short pants in your bag. You can pull them on if you are planning for a quick dip in the lake or accessorize it with an elegant top to party with friends.

Get Sporty

The sporty look is ideal for this season. You can opt for bright colors and use various elements. A tank top would look great paired with a light jacket. T-shirts with interesting messages would add more zing and display your attitude. Go for comfortable sneakers in bright colors.

Trendy Leggings

Leggings are also an ideal way to beat the heat in style. Although these have been on the scene many years back, they have made a good comeback, which is visible with the very contemporary designs seen today. From prints to solid colors, lace to embellishments, leggings are seen at any school campus as well as hip parties.

With these options, you are bound to drive away the heat in style.

Tips to Select Dressy

There are some occasions which do not demand a downright formal attire such as gown or cocktail dress. However, you can’t even attend these dos in your favorite pair of jeans and cool tee. Dressy tops can come pretty much in handy for such functions.
These are not different from your usual cotton tops in respect of length or design. However, when it comes to the clothing fabric used, it is lot more classier and expensive than a usual top. They are usually designed in fine fabrics such as velvet, satin, silk, etc. Besides, they are also adorned with (though not necessarily) sequins and other embellishments. There is also slight difference in their fashion pattern. Ruching, pleating, cinched or tied waists, and sheer-layered looks are some common patterns. Besides, they are exquisitely cut and may have well-defined neck lines. This is probably the reason, why you cannot wear them to office everyday.

When to Wear
They are ideal for occasions that are not too formal and do not involve any business. They are more suitable for evening events. However, you can wear them for afternoon events as well, if they have decent necklines and are sober enough. If you have a hot date in the evening or plan to have a night out with your hubby then a low-cut one in attractive color can be your best bet. Similarly, you can also prefer them for casual meetings with friends or movie outings. Besides, you can go on a shopping spree with your girlfriends in a nice dressy top. Other social functions where you can wear them are weddings (provided the dress code says dressy casual attire), baby showers, churches, and casual evening parties.
How to Wear
You can team them up with a fabulous pair of designer jeans. If your top has heavy embellishment, keep the jeans simple, meaning no embroidery or sequins. Alternatively, you can also team them up with dress pants or skirts (long or short, according to the style of your dressy top). Furthermore, you should opt for the length and embellishment according to your body shape. For instance, women with pear-shaped body should avoid embellishment at hips, as it would unnecessarily draw attention to your heavier bottom. Broad necklines and voluminous fabric is apt for pear-shaped women. Apple-shaped women should avoid plunging necklines and preferably choose tops that end above hips.
Where to Find Dressy Tops
Internet is by far the best place to shop for special occasion dresses or tops, more so if you wish to look particularly for plus size women. You can find classic ones in numerous designs, fabrics, and patterns. The price range also varies to a great extent to suit the budget of each buyer. You can also find a special variety of the same for juniors, here on the Internet. Alternatively, you can also find them in your nearest designer store. But then, prepare to shell a little extra price at such high profile shops. The usual shopping malls also stock these types, but you probably wouldn’t find much of variety there.

Military Style

There is something absolutely irresistible about a military uniform. Women see men in uniforms, and they simply cannot help going gaga over them! Army men are among some of the most honorable people in society. They command a sense of respect and admiration like none other. Military bestows responsibility, power and command. I do not know what it is about military men – their disciplined mannerism, chivalrous ways, the way they treat women, but every time I see one, ah! How I wish to be his girlfriend! I guess, however, that even if we women don’t understand it, the fashion industry most undoubtedly does! Fashion was revolutionized when military inspired fashion trends first hit the markets. From caps, to headbands, goggles, shirts, jackets, cargo, trousers, boots, and even the famous dog-tag chains, military inspired fashion is evergreen – something that will never lose its charm and never die from our hearts!
Fashion Trends Inspired from Military
Military fashion trends include a collection of various garments – things that you can wear from head to toe! Here is an account of the various fashion trends that the military has set.
Headgear
Military cap

Be it a bucket hat (like the one shown in the picture) or a cap, or a beret – military hats are bound to give you that edge. They are a cut above the rest, and look absolutely smart, be it a man or a woman wearing it. Military inspired headgear comes in different forms and colors – from the typical military camouflage print, to the typical military green color, to brown, and sometimes even black. Berets look especially stylish in the winters, while a bucket cap looks cool and trendy in the summers. No matter what the season, you will always find a reason to wear a cap, and hence military print head-gear will never go out-of-fashion. You do not just wear a military cap, you make a statement.
Aviators
Military style aviators

Top Gun sure did popularize the aviators like no other movie ever could. But from times even before that movie, aviators have been popularized by militia. They say, only a really royal person can wear an aviator and not look stupid. Now that I know to be a fact! You need to have a broad face to carry off the typical aviator shaped sunglasses. But worry not, my friend, for different variations of the classic aviator sunglasses for those with a smaller, round face, are also available now. They bear the essence of the classic aviators, but are crafted to suit the small round face too.
Shirts
Military style shirt

Military print shirts are probably the most common of the different military inspired fashion trends. Men usually wear a plus-size military shirt and a clean white vest inside (drool!). Women, on the other hand, can tie up the front of the shirt instead of buttoning it down, and can wear a black spaghetti inside. Looks absolutely gorgeous. Team the above look with an old worn-out pair of jeans, and it’s almost perfect. Military shirts are also quite a favorite among campers and nature lovers. A trip into the forest most definitely calls for an outfit that includes military print clothes. It helps you merge with the forest background, and remain invisible to the animals and birds. It is the perfect camouflage. In fact that is the reason military uniforms are moss green in color and have the distinct military print on them.
Bottoms

Accessories For A Beige Dresses

The ‘spring summer’ forecast for this year by Color Solutions International dictates embracing shades of beige such as peachy nude, khaki, honey, barley, and ivory. Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for this spring has listed sand as one of its prominent shades.
Since beige is a paler shade of brown, and has several variant shades, this neutral color has both warm and cool attributes of brown and white. When worn as it is, beige often comes across as far too plain to arouse any interest. However, being a pale color, beige necessitates that it be used in combination with a brighter or bolder shade.

Depending on your fashion sensibilities and whether you follow current fashion and color trends ‘to a T’, be rest assured that all that beige in your closet won’t be seeing the dust bag anytime soon. Keeping the reigning colors in mind, this Buzzle fashion guide shows you some color-coordinated accessories that go with beige dresses.
Aqua-fresh
Beige Dress With Green Accessories
Wear your beige dress with splendidly-hued aquafresh, mint, sea green, and turquoise accessories to liven things up a little. This color scheme is ideal to start a feel-good day at the office, and end it with a night of bashful partying. While choosing accessories with green tones, ensure that you maintain uniformity by opting for a certain shade that appeals to you and looks good with the dress.

Sky and Earth
Beige Dress With Blue Accessories
Shades of blue look great with beige. Seeking inspiration from nature, the image of water, sky, and earth is perhaps the best example to prove this point. It’s a safe combination, one that can rarely go wrong. You can also reduce the amount of blue you wish to use, by wearing only one or two accessories of this color. For the safest bet, opt for pale blue accessories when wearing a lighter shade of beige.

A Dab of Passionate Purple
Beige Dress With Purple And Gray Accessories
If you are naturally attracted to shades of purple, this is your chance to wear accessories in this color with your plain beige dress. Since too much of any shade can overwhelm an ensemble, consider wearing purple with metallic accessories. Gray, silver, and rose gold are some shades that can be worn along with purple accessories and a beige dress.
A Sprinkle of Gold
Beige Dress With Gold Accessories
Shades of sparkling gold blend with beige in the most magical manner. The resulting look is one that exudes class and sophistication. However, women who find the conventional too boring, can consider more edgy accessories with gold and sandy tones. For example, metallic gold is a shade that looks great on shoes, bags, and chunky bracelets, and can add oodles of personality to a simple beige dress.

Polka Dots Style

Beg/Borrow/Steal?
Since they are such a retro trend, we are sure that you’ll be able to find a vintage polka dot piece in your mother’s or grandmother’s closet. Just scrounge their cupboard for a top/skirt/dress that even they have forgotten they owned.
The dotty world of polka dots driving you crazy? Not too surprising, since the erstwhile-childlike trend has grown up and is making its presence felt in fashionable circles all over. From Sarah Jessica Parker to Anne Hathaway, everyone who is anyone has gone the dots way.

But how do you get over that nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach―the feeling that tells you that wearing polka dots may just make you look like you’re playing fancy dress? Show the stop signal to that feeling right there. The polka dots family has a lot more to offer than you give it credit for. It has grown up and it has done so with style. Let’s take a look at how you can wear these tiny little circles without feeling like you have regressed into childhood.
Wear a Dress
Polka dots dress

Now, we love our vintage, and we think nothing does this print better justice than a retro-inspired, halter neck dress. A cinched dress like the one shown here not only channels the ’50s, but also enhances the illusion of an hourglass figure. For a modern take on the same, try color blocking; wear accessories in a contrasting color. If retro is not your style, try smaller prints or even colors that are traditionally not associated with the dots pattern. A different silhouette too, can change the vibe of the dress completely.
Wear a Skirt
Polka dots skirt
Like we said before, we just can’t get over our retro. So, when we wear a polka-dotted skirt, it’s a little difficult to leave the old behind. We love this combination of a little girlish polka-dotted skirt with a tank top. The makeup and the updo adds to the look. If you want to go the more modern route, we suggest you wear a pencil skirt with tiny polka dots and team it with a shirt or a nautical striped tee.

Wear a Top
Polka dots top

Since the pattern can be an unforgiving one, we suggest that you let proportion do the talking here. Keep the prints on your top proportional to your body shape. So, if you are bigger on top, then we suggest that you wear bigger polka dots to balance a bigger bust. For a petite woman, smaller dots are much more flattering. This of course does not hold true, if contrast is what you are aiming at. If you opt for muted colors like gray and black, and wear the top with a pair of denims, you will keep the look utterly up-to-date.

Casual Chic Clothing

With all the fancy dress code terms out there, it is easy to get intimidated when someone says “casual chic”, and you have no idea what they’re talking about. Simply put, a casual chic outfit is nothing more than combining your everyday clothes with a few fashionable elements.

The goal is to appear classy and sophisticated, and feel comfortable and confident. And with that attitude in mind, given below are outfit ideas for women and men that we hope will inspire you to dress up for different occasions.

* Use the index given below to navigate through the page in order to find outfit ideas that interest you and can complement the event.

Casual Chic Outfits for Women

As we explained before, the dress code refers to combining your everyday clothes like jeans, khaki pants, skirts, shorts, T-shirts, and tops, with chic, tailored clothing items. Now, depending on where you’re headed for the day, choose your outfit appropriately (and more importantly, something from the suggestions we have provided below.

Business Casual Chic

A lot of people are under the impression that since we’re talking about a ‘business’ dress code, the word ‘casual’ cannot be included with it. Au contraire, mon ami. Of course, there are organizations that stick to a formal dress code. However, that isn’t the case everywhere. Some companies have a ‘casual Friday’ or a more relaxed dress code for employees. So, if you have the chance to dress down for work, these outfit ideas can find its way into your wardrobe.

Woman Wearing Casual Chic Dark Blue DressWoman Wearing Casual Chic Black Pants and JacketWoman Wearing Casual Chic Distressed Jeans with CoatWoman Wearing Casual Chic Mint Blue Jeans with JacketWoman Wearing Casual Chic Sweater Dress with LeggingsWoman Wearing Casual Chic Dark Blue Jumpsuit
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Date Night Casual Chic

Ah, date night. No restrictions, no worries; but surely the night can bring a lot of pressure to impress the date and make his head explode. A casual chic attire for a romantic date is the perfect way to showcase your fashion forward attitude. The only thing to keep in mind is to verify beforehand where you’re headed on the date. That way you can decided whether a skirt or dress is in order, or perhaps you should stick to wearing denims.

Woman Wearing Casual Chic White Skirt Blue Shirt with CoatWoman Wearing Casual Chic Black Maxi Skirt and White ShirtWoman Wearing Casual Chic Hot Pink RomperWoman Wearing Casual Chic Blue Floral Dress with HatWoman Wearing Casual Chic Black Leggings with TunicWoman Wearing Casual Chic Cuffed Skinny Denims with Shirt
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Dresses to Wear With Boots

A wardrobe is never complete without a pair of sexy boots that add the much need oomph to any piece of clothing. Knee length boots, ankle boots, tie up boots or uggs, boots just have what it take to give you a makeover the moment you put them on. This accessory of utmost sophistication, is eternally in vogue and which is why boots are a must have shoes for every woman. With the mention of boots, most women inevitably match them with skirts and skinny pair of jeans.

Winter Dresses

Winter, the season of surreal snow that blankets the streets with its white cloak, seems too chilly to step out. A pair of warm boots that hug your legs tight enough to keep them warm are a convincing reason why you should get dressed and step out. Winters and boots are synonymous. However, wearing them with a little effort that will make you stand out. Woolen dresses that end two inches above your knee are the perfect knits to complement your expensive pair of boots. If it’s too cold to show even a slight slit of your thigh (between the boots and the dress) then wear a pair of leggings that match your dress. Woolen tunics that hang loose over your shoulders or boldly show off your waist are a great option for cold winter days.

Summer Dresses

Floral prints and chiffon make the mid summer seem look a dream! The time for exotic vacations and sipping iced teas have to be done with unmistakable fashion. Frilly frocks and simple linen dresses that end just above your knee can be paired with crochet boots. Those flirty summer dresses need a dash of spice to get you set for painting the town red. In case you are wearing knee-high boots wearing a short denim skirt with a racer back top will give you the perfect casual look.

Formal Dresses

Formal clothing has its own set of restrictions. However, with some room of experimentation, wearing boots with formal clothing is possible. Wearing knee-length skirts and dresses are allowed in office and are very much considered a part of formal dressing. Wear a pair of complementing knee-high boots with these, tuck the shirt and put on a vest. Carry this outfit with extra panache is crucial (I am sure you know why!).

Casual Dresses

Under this segment you have a wide spectrum of dresses to pick from. Be it frilly, puffy, party dresses, wraps, sweater dresses, shifts, minis, tunics, a-lines and empire dresses any kind of dress can be paired with a pair of boots. Even long dresses can be worn with ankle length boots. A dress gets all the attention it requires when paired with the right pair of high-heeled boots.

Many women think only fuller dresses go well with the boots, however, trying wearing a tunic that fits you tightly at the thighs and pair the outfit with high boots. This is a combination that never goes wrong! Boots can be worn with absolutely any piece of clothing. If boots are anywhere above your mid shin, then wearing a dress that ends just above your knee is the key to getting all the attention to the boots and the dress.

Tips on Choosing White Fashion Accessories

You can’t wear white after Labor Day. But that’s what people say about clothes (which is so not the case, by the way). So, does that apply to accessories as well? It’s not that you’ll be wearing white accessories with only white dresses, right? You are allowed to pair these accessories with different colored clothes. By keeping the color and style of the outfit and the occasion in mind, you can easily choose flattering accessories and look ravishing
How to Choose White Fashion Accessories
Regardless of the current fashion trend, always remember the golden rule―moderation is the key. Pick elements that won’t overshadow the outfit, but still stand out as individual pieces.
Must-have White Fashion Accessories

Note : These items are for representation purposes only and are to be strategically included to enhance your look with the appropriate outfit. They are NOT supposed to be worn on one outfit.
Pairing Accessories with White Outfits
Woman in White Outfit and White Accessories
While choosing to wear white accessories with a white-colored dress, top, or outfit, you need to be very careful as to not overdo the whole thing. When you have a single color to work with, handle it by adding one element at a time. The white hues range from pure white to winter white (off-white or cream). In order to put together the look, a combination of stark white with winter white may come in handy.

Many people have a misguided belief that only people with fair skin can pull off ‘white on white’ look. That’s really not the case. People with darker skin too can pull this look off, if they know how to intermingle elements with one another. The best advice we can give you at this stage is to try on different white accessories to see how each of the hues work on your skin tone and outfit.

Pairing Accessories with Colored Outfits
Woman in Blue Dress and White Accessories
As you can see in this image, the accessories have been tastefully included to enhance the blue dress. Even with a darker-colored dress, the elegant pieces make the entire ensemble work decently.
There are so many tops, dresses, and outfits that can be paired with white accessories. The best thing about adding the correct “white” pieces is that both pastel and darker-colored clothing look stunning. For fall and winter seasons, you can include white layers like a sweater, cardigan, jacket, or a coat to give your outfit an overall polished appeal.

Shades of pink and blue, coral, red, purple, and black are just a few colors that look marvelous when paired with white accessories. For formal events, you can choose to accessorize with pearls and diamonds. As for semi-formal to casual occasions, rhinestones and beads make the best companion.
Accessories can either make or break your look. So, while selecting fashion accessories for your dress, don’t go overboard by adding too many items. Keep your choices as tasteful as it should be, and always give “comfort” top priority.

Stylish Ways to Wear a Beanie

Everybody has had a bad hair day every now and then; even celebrities. So, what do you do? It’s quite simple actually; gather your tresses together and hide it under a beanie.
One of the must-have accessories for winter, beanies have become a necessary part of a sophisticated fashion statement. Both men and women can transform their everyday looks into chic styles just by wearing a beanie. With so many choices in style, material, color, and pattern, you can be sure to find a beanie that fits your personality perfectly. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get down to business and see some stylish ways to wear a beanie.
Beanie Style Guide for Men
Nowadays, even men have become conscious about the way they dress. Which is why, it is time you ditched your basic, fitted, run-of-the-mill beanie, and give the following styles a try.

Visor Beanies for Men
Mostly available in wool and acrylic, the visor beanies have a bill, like a ball cap. You don’t have to worry about finding the right fit as it comes in a free size. One of the best things about this beanie, apart from being a wonderful cover from the cold winter months, is that it even helps keep the sun out of your eyes. With different textural patterns and colors, all you need to do is pick a fashionable pattern that’ll match your personality and style.

Men’s Beanie Styles
If you’re not a huge fan of the beanie hat, there are other styles like the bobble hat, the Peruvian hat, the docker beanie, the slouchy beanie, the fitted beanie, the pom-pom beanie, and many more. Regardless of style, all these beanies are practical and keep you one step closer to the latest winter trends. A must-have accessory for men, these beanies can be worn with any casual attire.

Beanie Style Guide for Women
Unlike men, women have a lot more choices when it comes to wearing a beanie. So, the best way to go about choosing a style (or maybe more) is by looking at the length of your hair. Keeping this idea in mind, we have provided a few styling tips you can follow.

Women’s Beanies for Short Hair
If you have super-short hair, there are many ways to make a statement with beanies. First things first, choose the right style of beanie. Go with either visor beanies, woven or knitted beanies, fitted beanies, oversized beanies, tall beanies, or slouchy ones. Any of these styles will go perfectly with your hair length, regardless of the texture. Place the beanie in the middle of your head, pull your tresses in, and hide it under the beanie. Or, if you wish to try a sexier approach, leave your bangs out to outline your face.

Beanie Styles for Shoulder-length Hair
Sleek and sophisticated beanies look adorable on medium- or shoulder-length hair. You too can choose the similar type of beanies for your hair length. And for an extra dose of glamor, give solid-colored beanies a rest, and go for patterns instead. Plus, it’s not always just about how you style and wear a beanie. You should keep other elements of your outfit in mind while putting together an ensemble for the day. Only then can you put a beanie to good use.

Plus Size Women Mode

If you think being plus-sized will leave you with very less options in formal outfits for you, then you are wrong. While few years ago, formal wear for plus size women was just some simple and not so trendy clothing, the scene is completely different now. Plus size clothing is no less in terms of style, latest fashion trends, embellishments, variety, etc.
Many full-figured women are nervous about being a part of a big crowd and are constantly worried about their body shape and entire look. You can now find many designer clothing lines catering to women with fuller figures, so no question of avoiding an event just because you don’t have a superb formal wear.
Formal Wear for Plus Size Women
The important thing to keep in mind while you choose the dress is to opt for the one which you feel comfortable wearing and you are sure you can carry it well. Don’t buy one just to follow the latest trends.
You should pick up a well fitting dress, this will enhance the curves and best assets and hide the ones you are not proud of. An ill-fitting dress will make you look weird.
Next, the more formal the event is, the longer your dress needs to be. Like if it is a black tie event, you can go for a floor length pencil skirt. Plus-size formal gowns in dark and plain colors will look very decent for such occasion. You can also wear these plus-size gowns or long skirts if you don’t want to show your calves.
Another great style is a “T-Dress”. It is generally knee length and the flares start just above the stomach and form a gorgeous A-line along the length. Your full tummy or large thighs won’t be highlighted in this outfit. You can go for plain, floral prints or polka dots in this type. No need to hold in your stomach, this style will look great and it is really comfortable.

An empire waist dress gives a very stylish yet decent look and hides your tummy and bulky thighs. A plain empire waist gown with just a satin ribbon looks great on you. V-neckline dresses also look good for the fuller figures.For the semi-formal occasion, you can wear skirts of lengths between 2-inches below the knees to two inches above the ankles. Cuts, fabrics, and details used in formal gowns make them the best for the event. You can get formal jackets to match your skirts. These jackets can be worn on short sleeved bodice. If you do want to hide your bulky arms, you can purchase an attractive shawl.
Go for colors like wine red, dark chocolate, purple, turquoise, black, etc. Don’t choose dull colors, strictly opt for bright ones. If you are in confusion over selecting the color then remember that black is going to look the best. Avoid small prints completely. Stay away from bulky fabrics and opt for nylon, crepe, satin, or other similar synthetic fabrics which will enhance your curves.