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Fashion for Outdoor Events

Spring is here and it will be summer before we say BOOM! Summer is all about barbecues, picnics and loads of outdoor events/activities. It is usually a busy time of the year and I really can’t wait for all the fun the season brings.

When it comes to dressing for outdoor events, we have to pay special attention to our clothing and accessories to ensure they are fit for purpose. Fashion for the outdoors is all about wearing the right outfit for the event. Being outdoors for an entire event can be hard, depending on the weather and whether you like being outdoors or not.

Here are some fashion and style tips you may find handy –

 

If in doubt wear jeans

Jeans are great for outdoor events. You can easily catch me wearing a pair of jeans. They are practical, stylish and very functional. Jeans are great for picnics, summer barbecues and parties, You can hide grass and food stains easily on a pair of jeans. They are also very easy to glam up. You can style it with a glittery or over the top blouse for a more stylish look.

 

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Layer like a pro

If you are going to be spending hours outdoors, it is best to dress up in layers, so you can put on and take off as needed. Styling your outfit with a light jacket or wrap cardigan on a summery day would work great. You could also go for a look with a camisole underneath. This helps for when it starts off being very warm in the day but becomes chilly in the evening.

 

Go for comfy clothing

When it comes to outdoor events, I like to think of comfort after layering. Comfort is very important if I plan to have a great time. I like to wear comfy pieces like light jeans, cotton tops, dark linen trousers, wide knee-length skirts and the likes.

 

Remember the accessories

For a summer day, I am always with a hat and a pair of sunglasses to protect my eyes. I can’t imagine attending an outdoor event without them.

 

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Go elegant to the Races

If going to the races is on your agenda this summer, make sure you have your elegant outfit ready. It is all about the glamourous dress paired with stunning heels, and hat/fascinator. Ensure you dress to look the part.

 

Style your footwear smart

Ensure you wear the right sort of shoes and make sure you can work in them. I remember wearing a lovely strappy sandals to a summer wedding a few years ago. It was done outdoors and I struggled to walk on the grass. My heels kept digging into the muddy grass. It was a horrible experience. You don’t want to find that you are struggling to walk in your shoes on the day. A way to get around this is to wear comfy shoes for the location of the event. A more structured heel or wedge would have been ideal for me. Also, it makes sense to have a pair of flats in your bag for when your feet need it.

 

 

 

 

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AfriCrafts Hand Crafted Leather Earrings

If you know me well enough, you would know I am very into jewellery, with earrings being at the top of the list. I have a thing for earrings, which is why I had to get an extra set of holes pierced some years ago, so I could wear more of them. Plus, I have a thing for studs, so it was a perfect way to wear my earrings and studs at the same time. My love for earrings has been on for as long as I can remember. I love the fact that I can look all dressed up with a set of stunning earrings on and not worry about putting on any extra piece of jewellery. You can finish up your look with the right earrings.

I recently came across an amazing Hand Crafted Leather Earrings online store – AfriCrafts Boutique some weeks ago on social media. And I have fallen in love with the stunning hand crafted leather earrings. I think the designs are really pretty and colourful, which is perfect for the season. The fact that the earrings are unique and handmade in Africa makes them even more appealing. These are not earrings you will be seeing just anywhere. AfriCrafts Boutique stocks really beautiful big and bold earrings. They are all hand crafted leather earrings in plain designs, and they look super stylish.

Here a couple of the AfriCrafts Hand Crafted Leather Earrings that caught my eye

 

The Hot Pink £15

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I am a huge fan of the hot pink shade, so I am usually attracted to pieces and accessories in that shade. This beautiful set here is so easy on the eyes. I love the design and colour. It would be a great addition to my jewellery box for sure. None of my earrings look like this pink pair here, so I think it is time to spice up my jewellery collection.

 

The Gold £15

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The AfriCrafts Earrings come in various shades so there should be a set for everyone. This gold pair is so trendy. I love it so much. You can easily make a fashion statement wearing this set of gold earrings, paired with almost anything. I adore the big and bold design. It screams style from a distance in a subtle one.

 

The Nude £15

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This nude pair is so trendy. You can wear this with anything and add something special to your look. I really like this nude set because it is dead easy to style. I can wear it with anything which is great. The shape also caught my eye. I can clearly see myself rocking this.

 

The Mustard £15

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This pair of mustard earrings is my favourite. I really like the colour and the shape of the earrings. This is a very unique design and style of earrings and I think it is really pretty. Adding this to my jewellery box would be amazing. I have styled this pair of mustard earrings with many outfits in my head already.

 

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I am a huge fan of these leather earrings. Good to know they come in various colours and shapes. They are also super affordable at just £15 a pair or £25 for 2 pairs. You can also buy 4 for £60 and get a 5th pair for free. Check out AfriCrafts Boutique here and stalk their designs on social media –

 

Instagram – africrafts_boutique

Twitter – Africraftsb

Facebook – AfriCraftsBoutique

 

What do you think of these leather handmade earrings?

 

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How to Shop for Sunglasses Online

How hard can it be to buy a pair of new sunglasses? If it’s as easy as it looks then why is it difficult to get the right pair of sunglasses that will complement your face?

Shopping online has never been easier. As more e-commerce stores spring up, shopping online will be almost like second nature.

 

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You may have a particular style of sunglasses you want in mind but it’s difficult to tell if the sunglasses you find online will be a good fit for you. Or maybe you take the risk and order them anyway and they end up looking odd.

Then what is the best way to buy the perfect pair of sunglasses online? Here are some tips that will help you choose the perfect pair of sunglasses.

 

Check the product description

Items listed in the online store usually come with product descriptions. A product description gives you the specifications of the item you want to buy. This will help you have a good idea of how sunglasses will fit on your face based on dimensions. Some specifications you should look out for are the size of the sunglasses, the frame width and shape

Check the dimensions in the product description and align the measurements on your face. Take a tape measure to make sure it’s accurate.

 

Mark out the points on your face

There are a lot of trendy-looking sunglasses you can choose from, but the perfect sunglasses are the ones that complement your face.

The shape of your face should be the one that will determine the shape, size and style of the sunglasses you should buy. That means you need to know the shape of your face.

So then how do you know the shape of your face?

A nifty trick is to stand in front of the mirror with your hair pulled back to get a full view of your face. Next, take a marker to mark your brow line, cheekbones and jawline. These dots will guide you to know the shape of your face.

 

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Draw out the shape of your face

Remember the points you marked on the mirror? Those points will help you know the shape of your face.

Faces can come in 5 shapes: oval, round, square, heart and oblong.

If you have an oval face, the points on your cheekbones are the farthest apart, while the points that mark your jawline and brow line are slightly curved. Ideal frames are trendy and classic as most of the sunglasses frames work well on an oval face.

If you have a round face, the points marking your cheekbones have a large space between them. Unlike the oval-shaped face, the points that mark your jawline and brow line have a stronger and more pronounced curve. So go for the square or round shaped frames.

If you have a square face, the points marking your cheekbones, jawline and brow line are equidistant from each other. In that case the round frames and cat-eyed frames work the best for you.

If you have a heart-shaped face, the points marking your brow line are the ones that are the farthest apart, while the points marking your jawline are the closest to each other.  In such a case, rimless styles and aviator glasses will look awesome on you.

If you have an oblong-shaped face, then the space between the points marking your brow line and jawline are the farthest from each other. So the best choice of sunglasses for you is the oversized sunglasses.

 

Are you a sunglasses fan?

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