The Best 3 Ways To Diversify Your Wardrobe

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When it comes to fashion, most people think that you have to wear the latest trends in order to look stylish. However, while following the latest trends is one way to dress well, it’s not the only way. In fact, if you’re looking for a more timeless and versatile wardrobe, you should consider diversifying your style. Here are three tips to help you get started!

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Incorporate Different Colours And Patterns Into Your Wardrobe

One way to diversify your style is to experiment with different colours and patterns. Instead of sticking to the basics, try adding some brighter hues or bolder prints into the mix. Not only will this help you stand out from the crowd, but it will also give your wardrobe a more unique and exciting look.

If you’re not sure how to incorporate different colours and patterns into your wardrobe, start by picking one or two key pieces that you can build your outfit around. For example, if you find a pair of printed pants that you love, try pairing them with a solid-coloured top and some simple accessories. From there, you can experiment with different colour combinations and prints until you find a look that you love.

Mix And Match Different Styles

Another great way to diversify your wardrobe is to mix and match different styles. Instead of sticking to one particular look, try mixing and matching different pieces to create a unique style that’s all your own. For instance, you could pair a bohemian blouse with a pair of ripped jeans and some edgy jewellery. Or, you could mix a preppy cardigan with a pair of distressed shorts and some funky sneakers.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to mixing and matching different styles. Pairing different styles can also help you create a more versatile wardrobe that can be worn for various occasions. In addition, mixing and matching different styles can also help you save money in the long run.

Add Some Statement Pieces

Statement pieces are a great way to add a touch of personality to your wardrobe. Whether it’s a bold piece of diamond jewellery, a colourful scarf, or an interesting pair of shoes, adding one or two statement pieces to your outfit can make all the difference. Not only will this help you stand out from the crowd, but it will also help you express your personal style.

When choosing statement pieces, it’s important to pick items that you love and feel confident in. If you’re looking for a new favourite statement piece, consider a pair of diamond earrings or a diamond pendant. Before making the purchase, ensure that you read a review about the purchase you want to make. For example, this Blue Nile review will give you all the information you need to know before buying diamond jewellery from the Blue Nile or any other jeweller. Statement pieces are a great way to add personality to your look.

In conclusion, these are just a few tips to help you diversify your wardrobe. By incorporating these tips into your wardrobe, you can create a unique look that’s all your own. So start diversifying your wardrobe today!





 



 

How fashion shopping will look like post lock-down

I do most of my shopping online and I have done so for many years. It is a lot easier for me to shop online and have my items delivered. I am still learning how to drive, so moving around isn’t the easiest. However, even if I could drive, I would still prefer shopping online. Going from shop to shop is draining even when I am fashion shopping alone. So my shopping life won’t change at all post lock-down. I will continue shopping online whenever I can. However, for those who love shopping in the stores, window shopping will change once the shops open here in the UK. I have gotten a few emails from various stores and I can picture the changes already. Many people have taken to online shopping as expected, and I believe the demand for online shopping will carrying on increasing even after the restrictions have been lifted because of the ease and convenience.

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No changing rooms

Changing rooms may likely not be back in most stores post lockdown for many reasons. It would be harder adhering to social distance rules with changing rooms. I was never a fan of changing rooms. There is a whole post about how I hated using changing rooms back in the day. So I won’t be missing this hight street feature when it becomes unavailable. One thing I wonder about is how returns will be carried out post lock-down.

Hand cleaning stations

In some of the emails I got, hand cleaning stations will be introduced all over the stores. There will likely be a hand cleaning station at the entrance of every store and all customers will have to disinfect their hands before shopping.

Limit to number of customers in the stores

There will be a limit to the number of customers that will be in a store at every given time. This should be expected to stick to the social distancing rule or it will be impossible to shop the sales rack for example and keep your distance.

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What do you think of these post-lockdown measures for fashion shopping? Do you see the trend for online shopping carrying on post-lockdown?

Expert advice on what to look for when buying an expensive suit

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When it comes to shopping for a stylish suit, it takes a lot of thought and a good eye for fashion. A suit is a wardrobe necessity for almost every man so it is worth investing a little more in a couple. You can wear a suit to the office, a wedding, christenings and even on a date! If you opt for a cheap suit, it is likely you will be replacing it in a few years, so it is worth spending more to grab quality suits.

Not everyone knows exactly what to look for when it comes to buying a new suit… And how can other people tell that you’re wearing the best? CT shirts, experts in suit design, have created this guide to make your purchase the right one.

 

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The materials

When it comes to suits, the materials used determine the quality of the suit and how long they will be around for.

It is best to avoid suits with labels that state it has been created with a wool-blend or man-made materials, instead go for natural fibres. You should avoid Polyester as it retains a lot of heat, is less breathable and creases easily. A suit with 100% wool is something that you should look out for — these suits are versatile and ooze comfort. For a lustre look, often silk or mohair (a silk-like material made from the hair of the Angora goat) is added and this gives a luxurious shine to black suits For extra movement and comfort, a high-quality suit is often made with a small amount of Lycra and this improves its elasticity.

The ‘Super’ value is also an indicator on the finery of the material. The Super is a way of indicating that the wool is of high quality and the higher the number, the finer and lighter the cloth will be.

Not many people will go as far as considering the suit buttons and whether they are made from a durable material. Plastic buttons are prone to breakage and chipping — imagine if you brush against a wall or table, it will be the buttons that take the impact. Another high-quality material that is often used for making durable and long-lasting suit buttons is corozo nuts.

 

The design

Over time, a suit should mould to your individual body shape to convey a look that is truly unique.

Some weaves are considered as higher end than others, but this choice is largely personal preference. The patterns are created in the suit by interweaving different coloured threads in different ways. The ‘twill’ weave is considered to be stylish — this has a diagonal line of raised fabric and a silk-looking finish. The ‘herringbone’ also gives a smart look— this is an intricate V weave that creates a smooth feel.

Canvassed suit jackets are a popular choice, they’re created with layers of material that sit between the outer suit fabric and the inner lining. This tailoring technique helps the suit maintain structure and shape. What you should look out for is a ‘floating canvas’ — this is where the middle layer has been stitched to the fabric loosely so that the suit is able to mould to your body shape and move when you move.

Look at the lining of a suit for a clear sign on how well it has been made. Despite popular belief that an unlined suit is cheaper than a fully lined one, it actually takes more effort to create an unlined suit as the stitching and cut of the material is exposed. However, lined sleeves improve your ability to slide the jacket on and off.

 

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The details

A well-informed shop assistant will be able to help guide you through your purchase, identifying which tiny details of the garments have the most impact on the style and fit. It can be the tailor’s own way of integrating quality into their work.

The suit lapels are the folds on either side of the opening across the chest. One detail that can indicate the quality of a suit is the lapel roll — this is the fall and curl of the lapel from the collar to the first button. If the suit is one of many rolled off a production line, it is likely that the lapel will be completely flat against the jacket and the roll will be almost non-existent. In a high-quality suit however, the lapel roll will look like it has been carefully curved — giving the jacket more texture and a better appearance.

The back vents will determine how freely you can move around in the suit, and most importantly they will determine how comfortable the garment is. Choose suit jackets with twin back vents on the back of the jacket to improve its flexibility and range of movement.

Another feature to look out for on a suit is the stalk loops. This is a traditional tailoring feature which neatly keeps your flower stalk tucked away. Although it may not be a necessary feature for everyone, it shows attention to detail that’s likely to be an indicator of a good suit.

Look at the buttonholes carefully. Cheaper suits can often have frayed buttonholes as they haven’t been stitched with delicacy. Small details like this are big giveaways as to how your suit has been made.

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