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How to Wear Slogan Tees and Tops

Slogan tees are so fashionable. Whether you’re fashion conscious or not you should have a couple of slogan tees in your wardrobe. At first, slogan tees came as a means of promoting brands or products. But now slogan tees share meaningful or witty messages that everyone can relate with or have a good laugh at.

 

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As part of your signature outfits, slogan tees make great statement pieces that add a lot of character to your style.

I have been doing a lot of experimenting lately and I discovered really awesome combinations you should give a try. Here are some ideas how to wear slogan tees and tops.

Style slogan tees and tops with a blazer or jacket

Let’s start with something less obvious. Want to achieve that relax laidback look? Layer a blazer or jacket over your slogan tee or top. It’s also great if you want to achieve the smart casual look.

Don’t hide the slogan by buttoning or zipping up. The idea behind a slogan tee is to pass a message, so you have to show it.

The blazer adds dimension to your outfit. Make sure you choose a blazer that suits your body type so that the blazer accentuates your share while making you look fashionable.

Have you tried wearing a bomber jacket over your slogan tee? The bomber jacket creates that relaxed look and it’s really suitable during the spring months.

 

Style slogan tees and tops with denim

This is a classic combination. No matter the colour of style of your slogan tee or top it works well will denim. There’s a way the crisp denim suits t-shirts and tops. Denim is timeless and you can never go wrong when styling with your slogan tees and tops.

Layer your slogan tee over a pair of jeans. You may choose to wear skinny jeans or flares or a skirt for those hot summer months.

You can also try styling your slogan tee with a denim jacket too. In fact, you can go all denim with your slogan tee. The colour of your slogan top will give your outfit contrast as well as making the slogan stand out.

Don’t be afraid to layer slogan tees and tops over different coloured denim. For example, black denim is pretty popular and it works really well with a slogan tee.

 

 

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Try colour blocking

If you think how you wear your slogan tees and tops all depends on what item of clothing you combine it with, then you’re wrong. The colour of the piece of clothing you combine your slogan tee with plays an important role too.

The technique called colour blocking will help you choose outfits that will give your slogan tee more definition. Colour blocking is an art. It involves the combination of colour from different ends of the colour spectrum.

There are different approaches to colour blocking. A quick way to choose the right colour to wear with your slogan tee is to pick a colour on your slogan tee and style it with trousers, skirt, jacket or blazer of the same colour.

If you have bright green writings on your white slogan tee, then style it with trousers of the same colour. Another way is to choose opposite colours. For example, on the colour wheel, the opposite colour of green is red. So if we go with the same white slogan tee with green writings then you can go for a bold red skirt and still looks fashionable.

 

How do you wear slogan tees?

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How to Care for your Natural Afro Hair

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I am in the middle of transitioning to natural hair and it has been a hell of a ride. On some days, I just feel like giving in and relaxing my hair, but then I stop and remember when I am transitioning in the first place and get on with it. The truth of the matter is caring for your natural afro/kinky hair is hard work. Don’t let any of these Youtubers/Bloggers that make it all look easy fool you. But I had to transition to natural hair because my hair was breaking seriously. After years of chemicals, heat and lack of care, my hair became very weak and unhealthy, I had no choice but to quit the relaxers and all.

The last time I relaxed my hair was well over a year ago now. I did texturised my hair some months ago, because I thought it would make it more manageable but it did nothing for my hair. So I have decided to go down the full natural hair route. I still rock my many wigs when I need to look fly (wink wink), since I am yet to master the art of styling natural hair but I am working on it. My daughter’s hair is natural but it is super curly and soft, so it is a lot easier to manage and style compared to mine. And my hair is still a bunch of different textures which makes it even more difficult to manage.

I am reluctant to do the ‘big chop’. I have been told I don’t have to bother thinking about that for now so I would just see how I get on with growing out my natural hair, and deal with the relaxed ends later.

Here are some ways I care for my natural hair:

 

Pre-Poo

Pre-poo simply means pre-shampoo treatment. I pre-poo my hair with olive oil and water before washing. I divide my hair into 4 sections and massage oil and water into each section and leave on under a shower cap while I carry on as normal. I usually leave it for about 5/6 hours to get the maximum effect before washing it out. This works beautifully on my hair. My hair is detangled, feels soft and looks shiny after a wash.

 

Shampooing
I wash my natural hair every week with a sulfate-free shampoo. I will be reviewing the exact shampoo and other natural hair products I use soon so watch this space.

It is very important to use the right kind of shampoo. The most ideal kind of shampoo for natural african hair is one that contains moisturizing agents. The reason is simple: African hair does not retain moisture easily. This is why afros are more prone to drying out. Extremely dry hair can cause your hair a lot of harm. So it’s a wise choice to start with something that will moisturize your hair, but make sure that you use light products that contain natural ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil or olive oil.

I know some ladies are against using shampoos in general or use only conditioners to wash the hair. I tried this once and my hair didn’t feel clean or feel right, so I don’t recommend this method.

 

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Deep Conditioning
I deep condition once a month. Deep Conditioning helps add the most needed moisture into your hair. Since our natural hair is more prone to drying out, deep conditioning helps moisturize our hair. Conditioning also makes your hair nice and soft.

Also, make sure you carry out the detangling process while you are conditioning your hair. One of the major problems with afros is dealing with tangles. Tangles may come about while washing your hair. If the hair is long, it’s more prone to tangles than short hair. All you have to do is use a wide-toothed comb or picker to pick through the tangles.

 

Drying
I leave my hair to air dry. Natural hair can dry out easily as they lose moisture faster than other hair types. So, using a blow dryer can strip your afro off moisture leaving it looking unhealthy, dull and lifeless. Instead of using a blow dryer, simply air dry. This will save your hair from any unnecessary loss of moisture and hair breakage. Just pat your hair dry with a towel every once in a while and let nature do the rest.

 

Combing/Brushing

I comb my hair when it is damp. To tame your natural hair, you’ve got to comb it in place. Avoid combing your hair when it’s wet. That is when your hair is more prone to breakage.
There’s an art to combing your natural hair if you’d want to maintain the curls – comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb. This will help get rid of any knots or tangles that make your hair difficult to manage. Do not use any comb other than a wide-toothed comb as combing will make your afro frizzy and puffed up which will destroy the curly look you are going for. For brushing, I use the Tangle Teezer hair brush for thick, wavy, afro and curly hair. It is the best!

 

Moisturizing
I moisturise my hair daily with oils and creams. One of the problems of curly natural hair is that it loses moisture really quickly. If gone unchecked it can cause hair breakage and make your hair look dull and lifeless. Apply a moisturizer after drying your hair, starting from the tips of your hair all the way to the scalp. To make sure that your hair retains moisture throughout the day, have a spray bottle with some water in it. Spray your hair every once in a while during the day to keep it moist. I have 3/4 water and 1/4 olive oil in my spray bottle and I spray my hair once or twice a day.
Styling
To maintain the round shape of the afro hair (if you have a fro), give your fro a nice trim. Trimming gets rid of the split ends and keeps the ends of your hair healthy. It also helps to enhance hair growth and keep the hair full and bouncy. The next thing to do, is to gently press your hair into that signature round shape.

I am looking forward to rocking this look once my hair grows out.
As you can see maintaining a natural hair is a lot of work. Our afro hair needs love, attention and care, so if you don’t have the time for your hair, I won’t recommend you go down this route. But if you do have the time, the rewards are plenty.

How do you care for your natural hair?

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Style your Wide Hips

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A lot of women look at fashion magazines and their heart sinks, when they see models with the “perfect” bodies. As they flip through the pages, they start to wonder why they were not blessed with such amazing figures? The truth is that there’s no such thing as the “perfect” body. Every figure is perfect as long as you know how to style it. Dressing for your body type is the key.

Many of these celebrities we look up to and admire have wide hips, like Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Amber Rose, Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé, and they are rocking them like divas. When wide hips balance out your whole body, it gives you a sexy figure. But when your hips are far wider than the other parts of the body, you need a couple of styling hacks to get you through. And if you are wondering how to get bigger hips, there will be a post on that shortly.

Having wide hips does not mean that your figure is not attractive. The trick is to aim for a balance. The key to styling wide hips is to direct focus away from the hips and to other parts of your body, so your bust, waist and legs.

Here are some styling tips for you:

Say NO to Bright Colours

Make sure you avoid bright colours, patterns or any type of accessories anywhere in the hip region. They attract attention to your hips.
If you have wide-hips, and you have trouble finding the right clothes to style your figure, then I’ve got you covered.

Cover Up

Tunics and shirts, that reach the middle of your hips or below your bum region, help create a balance with your figure. Make sure that the hemlines of your tunic or shirt is loose so that it flares out. This helps create more room for your hips. If you like, you can wear a waist belt over your shirt to keep the focus on your waist and way from your hips.

No Lyca

Although tunics and shirts help in balancing your figure, you need to be extra careful with the type of fabric you choose. Avoid fabrics that hug your body like fitted polyester or lycra. They make your hips look bigger. The same goes for woolly clothing.

Wrap Dresses Are Needed

Tops with empire-cut waistlines or wrap dresses help cover your hips by accentuating your waist and flaring out to your hips thereby keeping your hips away from view.

 

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Layer with a Long Jacket

There may be times when you would like to wear a shirt or top that does not cover your hips. In such a situation, go for a long jacket that reaches your bum area or flows up to your knees. The long jacket will hide your hips and create that needed balance.

Go for Trousers with a Higher Waist

When styling your figure, you need to take attention away from your hips. Trousers with a high waist give you that most needed balance as it diverts attention from your hips and makes your legs appear longer.

Wear A-line Clothing and Straight Skirts

A-line clothing and straight skirts cover the hips and give you a lovely figure. A-line clothing starts at your waistline and flare out all the way to your knees. This way it covers the hips and accentuates the waist. If you want to go for an A-line dress, try the ones with a plunging neckline. This will help create additional focus on your torso.

Straight skirts help to maintain a line such that the hips are in proportion with the rest of your body.

Style with Shoulder Pads

I can see you rolling your eyes at this tip BUT it is a very clever way of creating a balance in your figure. Shoulder pads make the shoulders appear wider. Coupled with your wide hips, it makes your frame look square which helps to prevent your hips from attracting any extra attention.

 

What do you think of these tips? Sound off in the comments section please.

 

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