The baffling thing about the fashion industry’s current obsession with plundering the dressing-up boxes of decades gone by is that most of the items being resuscitated are things we were secretly glad to get rid of first time around – bone-crushing hipster pants, itchy angora jumpers and unflattering A-line skirts, to name just a few.

So it is cause for celebration when designers embrace a look that is retro in the sense that it is something we all know and love, but has been sufficiently updated for us to feel that we’re getting a new look. This is what has happened to the humble trouser suit, for decades an understated and overlooked wardrobe staple, which has suddenly come into its own. At the forefront of the new wave of suits are Paul Smith, who now applies his genie-like tailoring talents to women’s suits as well as men’s; French designer Agnes b, who has built her core business around impeccably-fitted women’s suits in lightweight wool with trouser shapes ranging from drainpipe to flares; and Calvin Klein, who has been lured away momentarily from all things casual to embrace formal tailoring.

The suit has come a long way since Coco was first photographed lounging around in a man’s tweed ensemble, way back in 1929. In fact, she caused something of a storm. Although the silent movie era had featured starlets swathed in silky pyjama suits, the sight of a woman wearing a sharply tailored jacket and trousers, with the attendant undertones of androgyny and male power, was not only new but decidedly shocking.

It wasn’t until the second world war, with the sudden influx of women into traditionally male jobs, that women’s trouser suits really came into their own. Women started wearing them to work and after the war, when designers developed their first ready-to-wear collections, trouser suits gradually became an alternative to the formal skirt suits introduced by Dior with his New Look.

The reasons for the suit revival are simple: suits are comfortable, smart, glamorous and, most importantly, hide a multitude of sins. Can’t be bothered to iron your shirt? Easy, just press the front and stick a jacket over it (remembering not to take it off, of course). So you over-indulged on the designer beer? No problem, a long jacket hides the fact that your trousers don’t fasten at the waist any more. Thankfully, suit trousers are usually cut roomy enough to allow for easy readjustments of the waistband.

 

Fashion is associated with women, they are the ones who actually want to beautify themselves. For fashionistas, to the corporate rulers, every woman loves dresses, makeup, accessories as these are the path towards phenomenal looks.

There are various fashion styles, sometimes we think that today is to look trendy, or today for something traditional, or today let me dress up in a classic outfit or oh! It’s summer, let me look casual! Trendy, Vogue, Casual are all fashion styles that we take up in our daily routine. These are all different types of fashion styles which can make one look better.

What does fashion mean to you?

Fashion is all about expressing yourself, and your identity. It is about expressing yourself through your dresses or clothes. It is everything that deals with clothes, accessories, footwear, jewelry, hairstyle and etc. It is a habitual trend in which a person dresses up in her best, does her make up, wears her accessories and shoes. Looking good is the main aim of fashion.

To some, fashion can mean good dresses, to some fashion can mean expensive clothing and accessories. But you must pair your dresses correctly to look chic and stylish. Failure to do so can be a disaster and make you embarrassed in front of everyone.

Wearing the same dresses in the same style can make you a boring person. So before you go out wearing something look at yourself in front of the mirror, check yourself whether the particular dress goes with your body shape or the accessories. Ask yourself whether the accessories you are planning to wear match your dress. Ask yourself will I be able to carry myself?

Check what kind of makeup match the dresses? The shoes, the hair! Everything must match each other perfectly. And you can make you a fashionable diva. If you love fashion, you must know the various types of styles which you can try, the next time you visit a party. Go through the various fashion styles.

Trendy fashion style: It is always up to date. Girls following this style wear all kinds of dresses without keeping any constraints. Trendy means something that is in the trend. Ripped jeans, tank tops, long jackets, high heels, open hairs are examples of trendy fashion style. Celebrities like Jessica Simpson, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba follows this style. Well, attitude is everything when it comes to pulling off a trendy style.

Chic Style: Chic mans a style that is highly fashionable. Chic is a statement that makes one look striking and exceptionally smart. This style is marked with well-tailored designs that are classy. Strong color, superior styles, that seems casual but also not too casual. So, basically chic style means something very classy, trendy, and also gorgeous. So if you are a part of the chic club, then your wardrobe is a symbol of style.

Sophisticated Style: Style that is polished, quality, and posh are known as sophisticated style. Dresses like Skaters Dress, Brocade Dress, Sheath Dress makes the style statement. A sophisticated style is for the ones from higher status and high-class personalities. Culture and luxury mean most of them who chooses this style of fashion.

Vogue Style: Vogue is something that comes back with time. Fashion that existed for the time, then again regained its popularity by combing some changes in its design, dress material, or styles are said to be vogue. A few vogue dresses are Skaters Dress, Brocade dress, Bandage Dress. These dresses regained its popularity over time and became one of the most fashionable dresses that are loved by women.

Preppy Style: The school or college look is the tag name that denotes a preppy style. Dresses that are collared and are matched with skaters dress or A-line skirts with girly blouses are preppy styles.

To stand out of the crowd you must choose such styles that make you look gorgeous. Just do not keep copying from others, explore the world of fashion, experiment the possibilities and find out what makes you look gorgeous. Women are the finest creation of God. They are borne diva but divas also need to be fashionable. Therefore, choose the style that suits you the most. Good Luck!

 

Part One: The English Gentle man

Edward Marks is a seasoned English gent, a true survivor of his tradition. He retired from the British army after forty years of dedicated service where he achieved the proud status of Sargent Major. Now in retirement he resides peacefully with his memories in a small village on the edge of the downs. Today, Mark is carefully planning a hike across the downs and laid out on his single bed a suitable collection of clothes. He will be wearing a Harris Tweed Jacket and cap, Flannel Check Shirt, Olive Green Moleskin Trousers and hiking boots, perfectly suited a walk in the country side. Before leaving the house there is one more very important thing to address, selecting a suitable shoulder bag to carry his requisites. This inanimate object is a faithful companion and without it Mark would feel great loss and discomfort. He reaches out and removes a green canvas bag with leather straps from his collection hanging from wooden pegs in the entry hall to his home.

Now the bag is ready to perform its vital function. Mark gives his choice bag a little shake and inspects the inside for any remnants of last use. He places the bag on the kitchen table in front of a selection of objects, all of which will sustain him on his days outing; ham cheese and tomato sandwich, wrapped in wax paper, one orange, wrapped in an old kerchief, a leather pouch containing Old Holbourn tobacco and papers, flask of piping hot tea, sketch pad and drawing pencils and finally a spare hanky.

He is now fully prepared to step out into a perfect spring day. Slinging the bag over his left shoulder he feels great comfort and satisfaction, there is an odd kind of security one gets from the shoulder bag. And, even odder is the attachment to it, though tattered and torn it may be and long past a use by day. The old faithful bag will lie next to similarly tattered sneakers and many failed attempts have been made to discard them, an impossible task.

Part Two: The New York Stock Broker

In complete contrast to the tranquil nature of Edwards Marks peaceful surrounding in the English Countryside, across the Atlantic Ocean Marcus Steiner, a young positively aggressive stock broker is in a similar mode of daily preparation. Markus graduated from Harvard with first degree honours in finance and economics. His very life feeds on success; his whole existence is driven by adrenaline. He is on a career path consulting in the share trading market. It’s a cut throat industry and only the tough survive. He rises very early in the city that never sleeps.

After a protein rich breakfast has been fully consumed he performs his ritual Yoga exercises and religiously chants a few self-motivating scripts to prepare him for battle on the stock room floor.

Marcus is now standing beside and laid out before him are collections of clothing, he carefully selects the most appropriate to reflect his powerful intentions of the day. A finely tailored blue Marino Wool suit, crisp Egyptian cotton shirt, red and blue striped handmade silk tie, dark brown leather shoes with matching belt. Now it’s time to select that all important companion men’s bags to house electronic communication devices, pens, business cards, latest financial review, wallet, pens and dark glasses. He slings the bag over his shoulder with a great air of confidence and steps out onto the crowded streets. Marcus is capably ready to take on the finance world he thrives on, enclosed in his leather bag all the things that reflect his intentions and critical information at hand to demonstrate his skills.

Conclusion

Two individuals at the opposite end of a scale and from vastly different cultural influences have something in common. They both rely heavily on a similar companion (the shoulder bag) though its contents vary, it performs the same function. The bag originally born out of function has now become a fashion accessory in an ever growing demand. You will see men of all ages carrying them by hand, dangling from shoulders or clinging to their backs. Do you have a favourite companion bag?

This article draws on the functional aspects of men’s shoulder bags. There are an abundance of choices that range in material composition, size and cost. We wish you well on your search for that faithful companion men’s shoulder bag.

 

Gladiator boots are some of the most iconic and fashionable shoes for the ladies. They come in different makes and designs. This makes them an all-time wear that is, they can be worn on official occasions when accompanied with a nice classic dress, and they can also be casual sexy fun time outfit. They are a great piece of footwear that gives an outstanding appearance mostly when worn with a short miniskirt. In this article, we look at ways of keeping that glamour on and what you should avoid in order to bring out that perfect look.

Tips on how to enhance your beauty with gladiator boots.

· The type of dress matters a lot, wearing long dresses that cover up even part of the boot, gives you an awkward look. The right dress or skirt is the one goes up to some inches above the boot. Miniskirts are the best but when one must wear long dresses then ankle-high boots are best.

· Most of the gladiator boots are made of dazzling and bright finishing, therefore when wearing them accessorizing should be kept on the low as it would appear too much. Try to stick to simplicity as much as you can.

· Pedicure is an essential undertaking as well as leg waxing for the hairy ladies. Well-polished nails and smooth legs always goes a long way in enhancing the whole appearance.

· Knee-high gladiator boots are supposed to have enough straps to hold the boot well and avoid sagging. Ensure that you tighten the straps to a point that they firmly hold the shoe but lose enough to allow blood flow.

· Also pay attention to your body type, short ladies with short legs are advised to have boots that create a different visual appearance, like boots with fewer straps that are not horizontal in any way. This type of boots tends to make one appear much shorter and plumpy.

· Another wear that often is a no-no when rocking in gladiator boots are, socks and trousers, they are supposed to be worn with skirts and no socks. Having any of the above outfits can ruin everything.

· Matching has never been an issue when it comes to ladies of fashion taste. Matching your handbag with your gladiator boots maximizes on improving your entire appearance as well as giving out the signs of being fashion sensitive.

Conclusion

Keeping up with the fashion trend is a great and rewarding aspect to everyone. Follow the above tips and keep looking stunning whenever you are in your gladiator boots.

 

Grace is like a gift to women, and maxi dresses are so important for us to maintain it. A maxi dress has been very popular in the fashion field since it always highlights our style in a better way. That means it keeps emphasizing the combination of being fashionable, elegant and comfortable. In this post, I want to reveal the most useful tips to wear this kind of dress to you, which are supposed to increase your charms and add some creative flavor to your looks.

Solid color maxi dresses are vintage and elegant. Women who prefer retro style will love them since it is also quite easy to pair with. They are versatile that you can wear a pair of boots or sandals with them casually. If it is one of the cold days in winter, wearing a coat in outside the dress helps to create an eye-catching fashion style.

Layered maxi dresses design brings such a lovely visual effect, which makes you look taller with an elongating function. The layered cutting would never give out a monotonous feel to others when they look at this stylish look. The colors of the maxi dresses should be coordinated and if they are colorful enough, pair with shoes of pure color, or you will look over fancy!

A floral printing maxi skirt is like a hint of spring and summer styles. They are able to bring vigorous flavor to your looks and always are lithe to show your feminine taste. When you go for a sleeveless floral maxi dress, it is easy to complete a nice look with almost any tops, whether it is a shirt or a blouse.

Patchwork maxi dresses can be as creative and interesting as you want. They add such great fun to your wardrobe. Your dress can have some vintage style patchwork to be the combination of classic and modern. And you can pair with stylish sneakers with this kind of dress, which is one of the top recommendations from street style too. Wearing a hat will even be better!

The backless design is well-known for showing the beautiful clavicle of women. The backless cutting beautifies your back line by elongating it visually., which modifies the proportion of your body. So it is really an excellent but simple choice for ladies, and pairing it with a pair of similar color high heels is the best option!

The off-shoulder maxi dress is another bold option. You can fresh this style by coupling with some floral printings. The eye-catching sexy off shoulder long dress will make others think you have a really good dress taste. Plus a defined waistline design, the off-shoulder cutting will show a better body shape for you. Sandals and high heels are both good to go with this kind of dress.

 

Comfortable clothing for a workout benefits the training process in many ways, making it necessary to choose the correct outfit according to your activity, sport and its conditions. A comfortable gym outfit helps you feel self-confident and improves your overall performance at the gym. Similarly, the right cycling shorts aid the speed, posture and comfort while cycling.

In a recent study, it was noticed that people, especially women, who are not comfortable with what they are wearing to the gym, are less likely to involve themselves in strenuous physical activities, hence hindered growth. It is therefore very important that one feels good in their sportswear.

All physical activities demand your clothing to be flexible and breathable. The best sportswear for women is the one which makes performing as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. You can surely add fashion to your sportswear, but not at the cost of comfort. Your sportswear should be a perfect combination of fashion, comfort and fit.

Choosing a comfortable sportswear is determined by a number of factors like the type of fabric they are made of, and the type of activity that you are engaging yourself in. Here are a few reasons why it is essential to pick the right sportswear:

  1. The Wrong Footwear Is Directly Indicative of a Wrong Footwork

Footwear plays an important role in any sport, and it’s crucial for the right grip and footwork. Whenever you shop for your workout footwear, research well! You should buy the type of footwear that will suit your activity the best.

If your activity includes gym workout, a pair of light weighted shoes, offering a lot of flexibility is what you need. For the ones who train on rough terrain, a shoe that can withstand impact will be the right pick.

  1. Comfort Plays a Vital Role in any Sport

To keep your sporty regime going throughout the year, it is essential that you buy a range of women’s sportswear that is comfortable. It should be such that it matches the temperature and the conditions in which you perform.

A lightweight t-shirt and shorts are the best for summers, while a fleece track top is good for autumn and winter training as it locks heat in the body.

  1. Improves Performance

To maximise the efficiency when exercising, brands have been perfecting their women’s sportswear range for years. The footwear marketplace is full of options for runners, cyclists, footballers, basketballers, trainers and others. Similarly, different clothing lines have been designed specifically for different sport needs. You must look for the sportswear items that will help to improve your techniques and performance. Preferably, pick the one designed especially for your sport. This is likely to have a huge impact on how you feel about your progress.

We hope that this post motivates you to pick the right, comfortable sportswear made exclusively for your purpose.

 

Wallets are made in a variety of different materials. Leather is generally seen as the best material. It is a material that is appreciated for being luxurious, soft and durable. However, there are also options that are practical in different situations. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common wallet materials:

Leather

Leather is by far the most common material used to make a stylish and durable wallet that has the potential to last for the long-term. Also, there are several types of leather to consider.

Cow Leather – this is the most popular choice for making men’s wallets. It has a great look and is extremely durable. But, the quality of cow’s leather can vary significantly, so there is the risk of buying a wallet that doesn’t feel very sleek or luxurious. Calfskin or similar soft leathers give the most luxurious feel.

Alligator skin – this is a type of leather with a very distinctive pattern. The craftsmanship and quality of a handmade wallet in this material is extremely attractive and stylish. But, there are plenty of fake versions of alligator skin products, so it is necessary to be cautious to ensure you are buying the real thing.

Cotton

Cotton is a further popular material for wallets. They can vary greatly in relation to functionality and appearance. One of the most pleasing aspects is the endless color options, which makes it very easy to coordinate with an outfit or personal style. However, this material isn’t as hard-wearing as leather and there is the risk of the wallet wearing down over time from everyday use, such as pulling out of tight pockets.

Also, there are plenty of high-end fashion designers that are starting to create fabric wallets. This has influenced the market and now these wallets are much more appealing to the fashion conscious consumer.

Synthetic

The synthetic wallets are versatile and can be made with very interesting, fun and colorful designs. They can easily be styled to look much like cotton or leather. This gives the option of a much cheaper wallet that still has the ability to provide a real resemblance to the desired look. Also, the synthetic wallets can have very unique designs and can be made with random materials like old tires and seat belts. Even though this type of wallet doesn’t have the stylish looks of real leather, they are still a great option for the casual environments.

 

Matte lipstick has the ability to look very classy and neat. It does not have a shiny finish and is easy to apply as part of the makeup routine. The best look with this lipstick is achieved with a shade that comfortably blends with your skin tone. Also, this is a type of makeup that complements virtually every other makeup. Let’s take a look at a few of the major benefits of matte lipstick:

Low-maintenance – unlike the glossy alternatives, the matte lipstick has the potential to last a really long time. While it may be necessary to reapply once a day to maintain the best look, there is much less risk of experiencing issues related to cracking, caking, or needing a layer of moisture.

Minimal transfer – this type of lipstick is basically smudge-free. It stays in place after the initial application and is unlikely to spread over the course of the day. It is a great lip product to give the confidence of knowing it will not transfer when going about everyday activities, such as eating a sandwich or drinking a cup of coffee. Other types of lipstick need to be wiped frequently, but this isn’t the case with the matte products.

Natural looking – even though matte lipstick can give a bold look, they are still very effective at creating a natural appearance that is completely different to many of the glossy types.

Warm weather – this lipstick is a practical option to wear on hot summer days. Many of the glossy lipsticks will start to smudge and get easier to remove. This is caused by the heat and when you start to sweat. Even in hot temperatures, the matte lipstick will not heat up and stays in place with no loss of appearance.

More control – it is possible to have a lot more control when it comes to applying this lipstick. If you are using a doe-footed applicator for the glossy type, it can be different to have complete control over the amount of lipstick applied. Applying too much can easily result in a greasy mess. However, this isn’t the case with a matte lipstick because it is easier to apply and will always feel the same whether you need one, two or three layers.

All in all, a well applied matte lipstick has the potential to give a great edgy style that is less polished and sweet than the alternative options.

 

A high-quality makeup brush is essential for those looking to apply makeup to a high standard. There are many different types of brushes that vary in relation to weight, shape and size. For most people, the preferred option is to have a small collection of quality brushes that give multi-purpose function. Let’s take a look at a few of the most popular options:

Foundation – the face brush is available in several different types to match the preferred finish. For instance, the buffing brush is the right option to create the airbrushed finish, while the flat brush is more effective at giving full coverage. Also, the flat brush with its angled design is useful for precision work when looking to add concealer to specific facial areas.

Powder – a fluffy or soft brush is a useful tool to help concealer or foundation last throughout the day. This type of brush is great for applying a light application of powder that won’t look cakey or fake. A large brush is the preferred option to minimize shine over the T-zone, while a small brush is more suited to small or sensitive areas, such as under the eyes.

Blusher – the most effective brushes to apply blush are typically medium in size with lightweight, dense bristles and a slightly rounded tip. The best brushes are great at picking up the right volume of blush that can easily be distributed over the cheeks.

Cream blusher – a rounded, firm brush is a great tool to apply cream blusher. It is best applied using a sweeping motion. Also, an angled or flat brushed can be used as a next step to really help the cream blend with your skin. With the right technique, this is a great way to create the natural looking rosy cheeks.

Bronzer – one of the most effective options to apply bronzer is with a large-headed brush. This can help to create a very smooth application for the all-over glow, a contoured definition, or to enhance a natural tan.

Eyeshadow – a simple solution to apply eyeshadow color is to use one of the all-over eye brushes. This is a very versatile option and makes it relatively easy to create the preferred look. A tapered brush can be used to help blend and blur the various shades used. Also, a mini smudger brush is a useful option to enhance the eye’s natural contour and create a soft, smokey effect for the lower and upper lash lines.

 

Buying shoes online can be downright tricky. In fact, many online shoppers have an array of disappointing accounts and experiences. Buying shoes for babies and toddlers online, gave me the most trouble. In several instances, I got the fit totally wrong. When the fit was right, I was not happy with the design quality and shoe material therein. Negative online shoe experiences are not uncommon. I have found that the best way to buy the perfect shoes online is to do some due diligence. With proper homework, you can avoid common pitfalls and buy the right pair. To get you started, I have compiled 20 must-know guides and tips. These pointers for buying shoes online highlight the most important considerations – before you cart your favorite pair.

1. Brand-memory rarely disappoints

Consider the best shoes in your collection right now and analyze them a bit. You will discover that there is a brand or brands that really deliver every time. From high quality material to impressive style and design, you most likely have a shoe brand that fits the bill. To this end, use brand-memory to determine your next online buy. There are so many new shoe brands entering the market; however, you have to be careful before trusting them. The best shoe brand is one that gives you the right variety, quality, style and price. Therefore, if you have been disappointed by a shoe brand before, there is no need to take chances. Go for brands that you can fully trust.

2. Beware of the cheap-shoe syndrome

A huge chunk of online shoe shoppers suffer from the cheap-shoe syndrome. This chronic condition manifests whenever you see a pair of shoes on offer at a greatly discounted price. Just because it is cheap, many will buy and this is not the best way to purchase. Cheap shoes have to meet all your needs first. They must be of good quality, appealing in design and style and fitted perfectly to your size. Many times, we buy cheap shoes over the Internet and never get to wear them after that. If you are not planning to buy shoes, avoid looking at the offers. If you are in need of buying, consider all the important elements first before looking at the cost. They say that cheap is expensive and most of us learn this lesson the hard way.

3. Do some background reading on new shoe brands

As alluded to above, new shoe brands have to prove themselves to you first. If you really want to buy a new shoe brand, you have to get more information about the company behind the product. Look at their attributes and how professionally they are operating. Go a step further and contact them through social media pages or on phone. New brands should be quick to answer queries from prospects. Get all the information you need about product materials, quality, authorized retailers; among others. Also, look at customer reviews to see what people have to say. If you find very limited or negative information, you may want to avoid the brand.

4. Update your shoe size before buying online

Did you know that your shoe size is not static? Your feet may not grow longer but they can grow wider or thinner depending on your overall body weight changes. In this respect, measure your feet to update your size. If you have a Brannock, measuring your size is a piece of cake. You can also use a ruler and a flat surface to get the most accurate reading. Use the flat surface to place your foot and then use the ruler to measure from the tip of your longest toe, to the end of your heel. Some people assume that their longest toe is the big toe; and this is not always the case. Measure your width as well to get the right results. You can have a narrow, standard, wide or an extra wide fit. Your online retailer will provide the grid in which you can compare and determine the perfect fit.

5. Determine the purpose of the shoes you want to buy

Shoes serve a myriad of purposes. In light of this, you may be looking for causal shoes, official shoes, sports shoes, flats, heels; among others. If you are looking for causal shoes, you may consider boots, flats, sneakers and more. In other words, you have to narrow down your search so that you can uncover the best shoe type for your needs. Some shoppers make up their minds as they savour the attractive shoe galleries online. Impulse buying comes about this way. Therefore, put your money to the best use possible by knowing what you want first.

6. Choose your online retailer wisely

Many shoe brands will not sell directly to the customers. In this regard, online retailers will take up the task of distributing various shoe brands. Choosing the right online retailer is critical. To begin with, they must have in stock a variety of shoes that will interest you. The user-experience at the online store must also be satisfactory. This literally means that their webpages and online interfaces must be clear and easy to navigate. I personally like neat and attractive layouts where online retailers are concerned. This way, you can scan through shoe galleries with ease.

7. Product information is everything

Online retailers and shoe brands that invest in providing comprehensive product information build more trust with customers. When buying shoes online, you need all the product-specific information you can get. This ranges from key shoe features, materials used, style, actual color, size guides, reviews and many more. The weight of the product is important together with what to expect in the box once the shoe arrives. Through this information, you are able to demystify in-depth regarding the type of shoe design and style; among many others. Some online sellers will go a step further to give you recommendations for wearing and so on.

8. Never buy online shoes before checking out user reviews

Reviews on the shoe you zero-in on are a-must read. Whether you read a single review or several, getting a feel of what others think will greatly inform you further. Thankfully, online retailers have incorporated a review section for each product. Therefore, you can just read some of the available feedback on the same page. If you are not convinced, do your own online search and uncover what others are saying about the same product. This way, you get independent feedback on the product.

9. Compare prices at various online retailers

Chances are that you will find the same brand of shoes on various eCommerce platforms. You should never pay more for a pair of shoe than is necessary. Some people assume that all retailers will sell the product at the same price. Do your homework and you will discover a better deal on the same product. This comparison plays a major role in keeping these online sellers competitive with pricing.

10. Take your time with shoe galleries

The best thing about shopping online is that you can take all your time looking at the images of various shoes. These images are meant to give you the best idea of how the shoes looks like in reality. Never buy shoes that do not have enough pictures to convince you. You should view the shoes from every angle. In many instances, your computer screen can disguise or misrepresent colors. Solve this by reading the actual shoe color from the specifications provided.

11. Look at the related products options

Online retailers will give you other options of shoes; similar to the one you are interested in. Here, you can discover even better styles and designs. Some shoes will be cheaper versions. Therefore, take time to look at the related products tab that will be visible while you view a particular shoe. You can also search manually for related products. I have found that many online retailers have a humongous amount of shoe stock that needs to be uncovered.

12. Only choose a fairly-priced shoe

If you are counting your pennies, buying shoes online is an opportunity to save money. In this respect, choose a price tag that you can afford. Some people spend way too much than necessary. For example, you can forgo certain features to save money. Also, you can look for a discounted pair instead. Using coupons is also a great way to shop. If you are not totally happy with the price, chances are that you are looking for a cheaper shoe. Do not go out of your budget and taking time before buying can help.

13. Compare shipping charges

Some online sellers will have exorbitant shipping charges. In this case, cheap or discounted shoes may turn out to be very expensive. Compare these charges at various online shops. For those who offer free shipping, make sure there are no hidden costs. Chances are that you are paying for the shipping with the actual product price. Find a common ground where shipping charges are concerned before ordering.

14. Never ignore the shipping time or duration

Some people will buy shoes online with great urgency. You may be looking to wear the shoes at a wedding or party that is coming up. Before you buy, look at the shipping duration and make an informed decision. We all love short shipping times. Sometimes, unforeseen situations extend this shipping time. Therefore, be open minded and avoid buying shoes with urgency.

15. Know the return policies

If the shoe you order does not fit properly, can you return it? If it is damaged or is the wrong order, what are your options? These among other concerns constitute return policies. Some retailers are better than others. Once you receive an order that does not please you, know all your options regarding returns. You must be very prompt to meet the deadlines. Some digital sellers may not refund your money but they can allow you to choose another pair of shoes.

16. Doorstep deliveries or pick up points?

Once you make an order, your online retailer may have the option for doorstep delivery or pick up point delivery. Consider the financial implications first. Having the product delivered right to your door could be more costly. Then again, going to pick up the shoe at a pick up station may have implications as well. For retailers that have these options, choose what works for you best. I personally prefer doorstep delivery in Kenya because the hustle of picking up the product removes from the convenience of online shopping.

17. Be extra careful when buying children’s shoes online

My biggest lesson on this is that when in doubt, always buy a bigger size. The good thing is that children grow up fast and a larger size can be used later. However, the best thing is to follow the size guideline above to take accurate measurements. Take into account the shoe brand and where it originates. For example, shoes made in China are relatively smaller than similar African shoe sizes. Therefore, buy one or two sizes bigger to make up for the difference.

18. Not sure about shoe size? Avoid buying shoes online as gift items

The biggest anticlimax is surprising your husband with a new cool pair of shoes. When the reality hits that the shoes can barely fit, you become devastated. Shoe fitting can be very intricate, especially when you are buying them for someone else. However, if you have done due diligence and are sure about the fit, style and quality, go right ahead and buy them as gifts.

19. Take advantage of shoe discounts and offers

You can save money during clearance sales, special offers and other deals. Just make sure you are not buying on impulse. Buying shoes after holidays could save you money as well. For school children, buying before the back-to-school season starts could give you better prices.

20. If you have limited resources, buy shoes you need not the shoes you want

The female shoe obsession has created a multi-million dollar shoe industry globally. This may be good news to sellers; but it is bad news for those who always spend more money than they have to buying shoes. New, adorable and sexy shoes are no doubt therapeutic. However, everything in moderation.

 

Hitting the gym to be in shape with those wide-legged workout pants and the cotton T-shirt from college? Nah girl! Let the fashionista that you are, speak out loud in the gym too. Keeping it simple, and yet stylish is what we want for you. The gym is a place where your silhouette is showcased, and a good women’s sportswear top is the best way to be both comfortable, yet upbeat.

Let us begin with the colours and prints for 2018. Shades of pink, grey, black, blue, green and neon hues are the featured colours of 2018. The abstract prints, graphics, slogans, brandings and shiny textures are also in the 2018 hits. A fresh, unique and sexy look is what all of us need to aim for while achieving all our health goals. Here are a few activewear styles that you can rock at the gym this Spring season, and look flawlessly stylish:

1. The Simple, Classic Gym Look
A white t-shirt, grey stretchy sweat-leggings, with grey or black runners and hooded anorak is the most classic spring look that you can rock. It keeps you safe from the winds and the unexpected spring rains too.

2. The Neutral Look
A navy coloured women’s sports bra top, with grey or navy sweatpants, and pastel blue sneakers is another stylish, yet simple gym look to flaunt this spring season. If you are to hit the streets before you get to the gym in this look, I would suggest you to add a navy and white striped high neck long sleeved top.

3. The Happy Abstract Prints
Abstract print leggings paired with a contrasting basic women’s sports bra top is just the happiest gym fashion so far. To complete the look, add on a white sleeveless hoodie, and red runners. Trust me, this look is a head turner!

4. The Bright Black and Blue Look
Black gym pants and crop tops, with a dash of the bright blue sneakers, and a basic grey hoodie is another basic yet attractive gym look.

5. The Spring Sunnies!
Add a hint of freshness to your gym wear! Try on a sports bra top, athletic shorts with a kick of light blue colour. Add a neon pale yellow t-shirt to update this mono-coloured outfit. Rule the spring in colour!

6. All white!
Sport an all-white look with a dash of neon bright accessories. Maybe add neon shaded sneakers or a neon coloured wristwatch. Your skipping rope or yoga mat can also add more colour to you ensemble.

7. The dark themed!
Black coloured leggings with a hot pink or a violet tight fitted top, and a dark grey hoodie is a perfect look for the ones who like to keep it dark and mystical.

Try these gym-wear trends this spring and head to your fitness sessions in style. Turn those heads as you walk down the streets in your chic athletic gear. Update your wardrobe today and join the league of trendsetters!