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Summer 2015 ESPY Awards

On July 15, 2015, the annual ESPY Awards was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  It was a ground-breaking ceremony with Caitlyn Jenner being one of the big recipients of the evening. On the red carpet, there were sports stars from all the different realms of the sporting world, as well as the family and friends who came to celebrate their excellence.  There were some outfits that definitely stood out among the crowd.

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In the “flashy” category is NFL player Ricardo Lockette who arrived on the red carpet is this very trendy black and white polka dot sports coat with solid black lapels, black button-down shirt and matching bow tie.  The size of the dots makes it a bold fashion statement and the contrasting orange/red pocket square and watch face definitely adds a colorful interest and breaks up the repetitive color and pattern of the polka dots. It is a great way to stand out in a crowd.

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Another NFL player who was in touch with his “preppy” self at the 23rd annual ESPY Awards was J. J. Watt.  He looks summery in his white trousers and white dress shirt and he adds some nice color with his light navy, two-button sports jacket and pink tie with pocket square.  The only part of J. J.’s outfit that I am not too fond of is his brown leather oxfords.  I think I would have liked to have seen the navy color repeated in his shoes too, in order to tie his look all together.

Mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

One of two ladies who made quite the “flashy” entrances was mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey, who showed off her athletic stature in this sheer-panel, cut-out dress in color-blocked black and white.  Ronda’s choice of t-strap sandals with the spiky heel and ankle strap in a matching black and white pattern is a great accompaniment to her dress.

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The other woman who definitely turned heads at the ESPY Awards was former “Spice Girl” Melanie Brown, who arrived on the red carpet in this fantastically-fitting red dress with a cross-over bodice, simple lines down to a hemline below the knees, and a sexy side slit.  Mel B’s color coordinated pointy-toed pumps are the right choice to pull her look all together, as well as her matching dangle earrings.

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Skirts to Live in When You’re Expecting

The summer can be brutal when you’re pregnant.  The heat combined with shelves of barely there summer wear make the season particularly difficult.  Breezy skirts are modern day favorites for casual days and fancy gatherings.  Light weight material, beautiful patterns and flowy fabrics provide summery options which can accommodate women in all three trimesters.

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Joie No Belly Maternity Skirt by A Pea in the Pod features a summery blue print in a jersey knit.  The full length skirt helps hide your belly and the side slit shows off your sandals.

PinkBlush Print Maxi Maternity Skirt

A black and cream print feels extra fancy in a maxi design.  PinkBlush’s Print Maxi Maternity Skirt accommodates a growing belly with a stretchy waist band, perfect for a summer get together .

New Look Maternity Floral Maxi Skirt

 

New Look Maternity Floral Maxi Skirt is light and loose for those hot days.The floral design looks grown up in black and white and the soft jersey “over-the bump” band adds extra comfort.

Secret Fit Belly Mitered Stipe Maxi Skirt-Maternity

Oh Baby by Motherhood Secret Fit Belly Mitered Stipe Maxi Skirt-Maternity is your live-in easy comfortable skirt.  The grey and white striped pattern is simple and pretty and the seams add a modern appeal.

Now it’s easy to look effortlessly stylish even when the temperature soars.  Wear these skirts to picnics, softball games, days at the office, and on all your summer adventures.

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Tips for Wearing Leather During Summer

For leather.

 

With summer on in full swing, most men and women wouldn’t dare go out wearing winter fabrics. But when it comes to leather, it certainly is hard to keep away!

If you would love to sport your trendy leather pieces this season despite the fact that just reading the words summer and leather in one sentence makes you sweat bullets, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some top tips to help you look trendy without sweating it out.

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Choose the Right Leather For You

While leather apparel is designed to be effortlessly chic for winter, thanks to designer upgrades, wearing leather in summer is no longer a problem. Simply look for light-weight hides that are lined with silk or other breathable fabrics to keep you comfortable throughout the day.

Whether you intend to show off a pair of leather gloves or a pair of leather shorts, be sure to pay attention to this little detail.

Go for Accents

If you’re not very confident of sporting leather in summer, just go for accents instead of the real deal. Wearing clothes with leather accents will help you step out in the sun confidently and is sure to get you approving nods.

Go for a cotton jacket with leather accents, a skirt with leather pocket flaps, or a dress with leather panels and you can have your cake and eat it too!

Don’t Go All out with Leather

As much as you love leather, you can’t go all out and dress in it from head to toe. Even if you’re comfortable doing so, you don’t want others to look at you and feel suffocated by the heat! Moreover, maintaining balance is important no matter what fashion trend you follow, so when draping yourself in a second skin, make sure you’re doing it in small doses.

Pair leather shorts or trousers with simple, summery tops or shirts or wear a leather vest over your regular summer ensemble. With summer sandals or loafers to match, you’re definitely going to look smart.

Allow Skin to Breathe

Taking care of your skin is a must whether you spend generously on creams and lotions or are thrifty and prefer availing beauty sample freebies. So even if you wear leather that is lined with breathable fabric, you don’t want to wear anything that is skin-tight. Opt for jackets or vests that fit loosely, shorts that are roomy, and wrap or A-line skirts.

Also, summer is the season to bare some skin, so don’t cover yourself up in leather trousers and full-sleeved jackets. Choose shorts or vests and don’t be afraid to try on leather clothes with slits or interesting laser cutouts.

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Pick Lighter Colors

When you think of leather, you’re bound to think of black. But in the middle of summer when you want to feel cool as well as look cool, you certainly don’t want to go out wearing black as it can absorb more heat!

Leather wear in white, brown or camel, and other light shades are your best bet in summer. Don’t shy away from bright colors like red and yellow. Oxblood and pastel shades are a hit too!

Accessorize with Leather

If wearing leather is too much for you, accessorize your summer look with leather. After all, you don’t always have to wear leather to show it off!

You can use leather accessories like belts, wallets, satchels, handbags, and more to your advantage. You can also consider donning a pair of leather shoes! Women should stick to open-toed heels and sandals for office or evening wear, and men should remember to wear socks made of natural fabrics to help absorb sweat.

In addition to this, women can wear a leather choker or necklace with beads to accessorize their ensemble with leather.

Fake It

Natural leather can be quite heavy and if you want to enjoy summer without the added bulk, opting for pleather or faux leather can be the best thing to do. Not only is faux leather light-weight and stylish, it is also inexpensive and cruelty-free.

Conclusion

Dressing comfortably is as important as dressing fashionably, and if comfort is more important to you than fashion, wearing leather in the hot months may not be something you look forward to.

However, wearing a second skin in the sweltering heat doesn’t have to be as bad as it sounds, so there’s no reason for you to stash away your much loved gear. Sure leather looks like a winter-perfect fabric, but using it this season can be a great way to refresh your summer wardrobe.

With the tips given here, you now know all about using your leather clothing and accessories to make heads turn. So don’t worry about the heat, just put on what you love and head out!

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Review: Lyle and Scott Oxford Turquoise Shirt

There are certain essentials that should be part of every man’s closet and one of them is a great oxford shirt. A tailored, button-down shirt has the versatility of being worn with a fitted pair of trousers and a sports jacket for a dressier look, or with a pair of cargo shorts and flip flops for a more casual look.

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At Mainline Menswear, expect to find some high quality pieces from Lyle and Scott, like its Oxford Shirt in turquoise. The turquoise color of this oxford is like the robin’s egg blue of turquoise stones in jewelry that are sought after for their pure blue composition. The color of the Lyle and Scott oxford is also a tone of blue that looks good on various skin tones because it is neither too pale nor too saturated a blue color, to not make your skin color look washed out.

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Another quality that is very important in an oxford is the fabric. The Lyle and Scott button-down shirt is constructed of 100% cotton, which is not only important when it comes to having a shirt with a crisp, clean look about it, but also an all natural fiber shirt construction means that during the hot and humid days of summer, the Lyle and Scott turquoise oxford will not cling to your body like a synthetic fabric will, helping to keep you cool and dry.

The last detail that may not seem like a critical one, but a design houses’ logo can be part of why men and women shop for certain brands of clothing. The logo is sometimes the first thing that a person sees to identify with a particular designer. The Lyle and Scott oxford’s logo is a yellow eagle with a black outline, in flight. It is placed on the inner portion of the chest pocket and stands out in color contrast compared to the turquoise blue, but the size, placement, and the subject matter make it pleasing to the eye.

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How to find Wholesale Clothing

Clothing business is one of the most profitable businesses nowadays. The demand is rising day by and day in the market. Everyone needs fashionable clothes and that too at cheaper price, so wholesale clothing is one of the best option to get apparel’s at affordable price. For small-scale business, the importance of having a good wholesale supplier is a must.

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If you have a small clothing shop, you can get a good price of clothing from a wholesaler, aside from the fact that they have updated fashion items, they also give discounts and other freebies. That’s why you have to be very practical and instead of investing on branded items, just start with fashion clothing that are brand less items.

Once you have decided about purchasing men’s or women’s apparel in wholesale, there are different categories you have to study and work with. Initially you may need to start working with the nationwide wholesale apparel liquidators, or become in between man for closeout sale items from major brand and some suppliers go to the new stores, offering package deals with good amount of discounts.

Moreover, do you know that the traditional dealers used to purchase apparel wholesale, but now the industry of the wholesale apparel traders has totally declined, due to the arrival of big shopping malls. Additionally, survey are done and shown that wholesale clothes business has raised its total stocks in the past few years.

Whenever we speak apparel, it commonly refers to what we wear; it doesn’t just mean to be a dress, pants or a skirt. Apparel can be any sort of clothing irrespective of style.   There are numerous categories for wholesale clothing, many are interested in general wholesale apparel, many try to specialize in particular category like men’s clothing, or women’s clothing. You can always go toa a respective specialty store and get significant discount for your wholesale purchase and that too for good quantity. For women’s clothing, there are numerous areas of interest, many suppliers for variety of products and many subsets you can contact for wholesale purchases.

On the web you could find various sources of information, many businesses on yellow pages, which can be of good help when you want to be in touch with wholesale apparel merchandiser. You may have clients that are interested in urban wear, casual clothing, or items for the young woman who will attend a formal gathering. Hence, a list or directory of merchants will be of good sources to look into. There you may find suppliers offering top brands products at discounted prices, and that would be like a cherry on top of cake.

It would be like a dream when we are able to locate cheap wholesale apparel site online and exploring different products at reasonable price. The best way to find a reliable wholesale apparel site is by referring wholesale clothing buying guide that will not only guide you about different types of wholesale clothing but will also help you to know about clothing fabric types, their cost as well as quality. Well, you can always ask for better bargains when buying packages.

Moreover, wholesale dresses have a good market because of its demand.  It’s much cheaper, easier to wash and usually much lighter than any garments like jeans or sweater. I am sure you will surely enjoy dressing yourself with cheaper fashion clothing and trendy outfit.

Nowadays people are looking for more trendy clothes so that they can easily redefine their looks. And in this case when wholesale clothes come into picture folks hasten to buy these innovative and creative apparels.

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5 Fashion Tips For Job Interviews

Have a job interview and feel like you probably have no clue as to what you’re doing to look the part? Here are five suggestions you can do to look better for that crucial first meeting. These tips will teach you which details to pay attention to. Don’t marginalize anything, even if it might seem trivial at first.

1. Get a Haircut

Having good style starts from the top down, and the first thing people will notice is your head. Ever hear the phrase “you gotta spend money to make money”? This is an unavoidable expenditure that will let your soon-to-be superiors know you care. If you’re really that strapped for cash, try having a friend do it for you. Make sure to be well groomed, or you may give off the impression that it isn’t worth your time. Yes, this includes facial hair. You don’t necessarily have to shave your beard off, but it needs to be trimmed and clean.

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2. Don’t Underdress

There’s nothing tackier than going into a job interview underdressed. It might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised with what some people are capable of. Case in point, if you’re thinking of wearing a silk tie with a salmon pink polo shirt, you’d be underdressed.

A button down shirt is one of the safest routes you can take here. It needs to be tucked in, and don’t forget to wear a belt. Your pants need to cover your ankles, and for the love of god, please don’t wear jeans (even if your pair is spotless and without patches). You want to hit that happy medium between looking like you’re trying too hard and not caring at all.

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3. … But Don’t Overdress

Everyone likes to look their best. Well … most people, anyway. We all have that neighbor who always wears sweatpants. That being said, there is a point where you cease to look professional. If you look like you’re going out to a dinner with $200 plates, you’re overdressed. No fancy hats, no canes, no Business casual is generally a great way to go, with suits being a clutch option. As long as you don’t look like you’re going to a cocktail party, you should be fine.

4. Avoid Red, Dark Brown, and Black

Let’s face it, colors can be confusing. This is especially true when you get into the realm of attempting to tastefully coordinate yourself. Aside from that fact, they also have the ability to send a subconscious message. Avoid the colors mentioned above at all costs. The exception being black, which should be reserved only for your accessories and extremities (ties, shoes etc.). Wearing a lively color will keep your distance away from mediocrity, but you shouldn’t come off as aggressive, arrogant, or weak in any way.

It’s fairly easy to go in either direction, so ask someone who knows better than you if you’re iffy on it. Something like cornflower blue isn’t such a bad choice per se, but it might be an overly safe choice. Solid colors are easiest to work with, but feel free to experiment with different styles and textures. If you have no idea what this bullet is about, go with white and call it a day.

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5. Wear Nice Shoes

It seems like a minor detail, but this is super critical. They pull a whole outfit together, and if done correctly, it’ll make a lasting mark. Sneakers are a huge no-no. If your shoes squeak when you run across an indoor basketball court, you’ve clearly done something wrong. Quite frankly, you really shouldn’t be able to run at all on a floor like that. They should stand apart from the rest of your attire while feeling cohesive at the same time. Oxford shoes that aren’t too rounded or pointy at the toe are best. Finally with regards to the foot region, are you wearing white socks? Don’t, stick to a black pair with no fuzzies sticking off.

If you could make these work, you wouldn’t need help in the first place.

 

These five steps only covers the basics. Obviously, use your best judgement—context is key. Imagine how funny you’d look if you were interviewing for a farmhand position, and went in a suit and tie (this’ll never happen realistically, but the point still stands). When it comes down to it, just try to be comfortable. Not sweating through the clothes you’re wearing is a pretty big first step. You’re also never fully dressed without a smile. Seriously. You’ll appear confident, and that’ll help you pull off your outfit. If you think you look good, presenting your personality and qualifications can take priority instead of feeling like such a damn putz.

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