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Top Off Your Outfit with a Great Late Summer Hat

Now that Summer is here, it is time to protect yourself from the sun with a great hat. Men’s hats not only have a purpose, but also are a trendy fashion accessory. One style of hat that is “in” for both men and women this year is the fedora (unfortunately).

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We are used to seeing this thin-brimmed and molded crown type of hat in heavier fabrics like wool and leather, but for the warmer seasons the Fedora is lightened up by using woven straw and sometimes brighter ribbons to add interest to a casual summer outfit. Ones like these in brown, black, tan, and white are a popular, neutral accessory and these days can be worn by a man or a woman.
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Another style of men’s hats that is back in fashion this year is the Bucket hat. It basically is made to look just like an over-turned bucket, but comes in many different colors and patterns. For example, Justin Beiber is photographed here with his bandana, shades, and Cochella black and white patterned bucket hat. The hat not only looks kinda cool, but also will give maximum sun protection to your ears, forehead, and hairline.

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If you are a fan of the baseball-style hat, but are looking for something with a little more fashion, then you may be interested in the army-military type of cap. You get the same brim as the baseball cap, but the crown of the cap is squared off, in almost a pill-box shape. This one that is done in a grey fabric has the name-engraved side buttons for an accent, along with the round metal vents for keeping cool when it is hot.

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One style of men’s hats that I am not too fond of is this wide-brimmed floppy hat by Burberry. The dark one reminds me of a hillbilly and the light blue floppy hat is just a bizarre color and shape. I can also imagine that being Burberry, it is not a very inexpensive item either.

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Celebrity Fashion for the Dog Days of Summer 2015

In between their awards ceremonies, charity events, and their careers celebrities are photographed while out and about, living their lives – in the sometimes excruciating heat! – just like the rest of us. It must put some pressure on them to try to look good at all times, so that they don’t find themselves plastered on the front pages of some tabloid magazine in a really horrible outfit.

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The first photo is of actress/singer Vanessa Hudgens who is strolling the streets of NYC, sipping iced coffee in a cool pair of distressed, bleached blue jean shorts that is paired with a gauzy white button-down shirt, three quarters open. Even though her shirt is mostly undone, it is still manages to cover all that is important, while remaining sexy. Vanessa’s pointy toed flats and blue Aviator sunglasses are the perfect accessories for her look.
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Another celebrity street photo shows singer John Legend and model/wife Chrissy Tiegen doing some shopping in the stores of NYC. John looks striking in his military inspired, double-breasted black overcoat that is accented by large silver buttons and shoulder epaulets. Paired with his indigo jeans and simple black t-shirt, the coat becomes the focus of John’s outfit. Chrissy looks adorable in her wide brimmed, navy hat, plain white t-shirt and leggings that are tucked into boots. Both John and Chrissy are wearing great outfits for a day of shopping.

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The next celebrity couple caught by the paparazzi is actress Ashley Tisdale and husband Christopher French, who are leaving a café. Ashley is wearing the ever-popular maxi dress in black with a cool matching straw fedora and a great pair of black leather sandals with fringe and studs. She accessorizes well with the floral hobo bag and blue tinted shades too. Her husband Christopher is playing it safe with a black button-down and a pair of pull-on shorts for his day out on the town.

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Women’s Fashion Spotlight: Charisse Suede Crop Scallop Two Piece

Throughout decades of woman’s fashion, the look of suede has never gone out if style. It is a versatile, timeless look. One of the things that has improved over the years, however, is the fabrics that are used for the faux suedes. At times, it is very difficult to tell the difference between the real suede and the faux suede, but the advantages of the faux fabric are that it looks as good as the real thing, even though the care is much easier.

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At Luxemme, the spotlight is on the Charisse Suede Crop Scallop Luxury Two Pieces. It is a 70’s inspired fashion with the super-cropped tank top and high-waisted shorts, but the on-trend look is all about the details. The higher neckline balances out the crop length a bit and the full back zipper makes it easy to get in and out of. The shorts are a vintage look with the higher waistline and flaired leg openings, but the scalloped edges, belt loops, and darts are what make them interesting. It is a dressy summer look and two pieces that would look great whether you are clubbing in LA, shopping the boutiques in NYC, or on a dream vacation in Rome. For the swell price of 35 Euros, you would never even come close to finding the same pieces in real suede.

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This cropped, two piece short set that can be found at Luxemme is accessorized with the knee-high leather gladiator sandals in British tan, which helps to accentuate the long, leggy look. Her small shoulder bag is also in the right proportion for the outfit too.  It is a trend that can be seen on celebrities that are out on the town, like Kate Bosworth and Sienna Miller, for just a few examples.

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Look Back at Men’s Fashion Week NYC 2015

On July 13-16 of this year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America debuted “Men’s Fashion Week NYC”, which was an entire fashion show of men’s clothing and accessories for the Spring/Summer of 2016. Usually menswear designers are included in runway events like Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and other fashion weeks in cities like Milan and London, but this one was different in that it was exclusively men’s fashion that was showcased.

Todd Snyder 2016 For this CDFA debut at Skylight Clarkson Square in NYC, there was a mix of American inspired menswear designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Todd Snyder, and Michael Bastian, who unveiled their collections for the next Spring/Summer season. Todd Snyder’s 2016 collection took us, through fashion, to the Almalfi Coast and Island of Capri in Italy with his use of lightweight, neutral fabrics like in this loose gauge knit sweater and linen-look trousers, accented by a dark chocolate leather belt and strap sandals. This outfit by Todd Snyder could easily be imagined being worn while sipping wine at a hillside café or strolling the along the ocean edge. It is a great casual look for Spring/Summer 2016.

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There were also designers like Asof Ganot at the CDFA New York Men’s Fashion Week, who added more of an urban spin on the Spring 2016 fashion with his use of the tailored elements of a suit and mixed it with the casualness of color-blocking and frayed edges. Asof has a unique take on what is usually a more formal type of dress.

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One of the design labels that was formed by two British transplants is Rag and Bone. They started out designing because they could not find a decent pair of jeans. For the 2016 Spring/Summer season, Rag and Bone is inspired by movement and an active lifestyle, which is evident in their wind-breaker type fabrics, zippered utilitarian jackets, and lowered inseam pant that allow more freedom of movement. Rag and Bone’s use of details like side-striping of pants, multi-layered shirts, and monochromatic hues keep the look modern and interesting.

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CONTEST: Win $200 in clothing from PRMITV WORLD

Kind readers, it’s time for another contest! This time, you can win $200 in clothing from PRMITV WORLD and CEFashion.net!

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PRMITV WORLD is an “athleisure” brand created for the modern woman wanting to feel strong, unique, and comfortable in her clothes.  Installation artist Jacqueline Levine has created a line that promotes self-expression and individuality. Follow the steps below to become a winner!

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Entering is easy: Use the handy widget below to 1) follow PRMITV WORLD on Instagram and 2) leave your Instagram username so we can find and reach out to the winner! Contest ends August 22, 2015 at 6PM EST.

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Eligibility: The PRMITV WORLD $200 clothing contest is open only to those who follow PRMITV WORLD on Instagram, leave their Instagram username using the above form, and who are 18 as of the date of entry. The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States and is void where prohibited by law.

Good luck to everyone!!

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Eyewear options to make you stand out

Eyewear options to make you stand out from the crowd

Your face is the first thing people notice, so what better way to make a first impression than with eyewear? Eyewear can be a necessity, it can make a fashion statement, it can reflect your personality and style – or it can do all of these things.

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Colored frames

Colorful frames that reflect the rave culture of the early 90s are in fashion for 2015. Colors such as burgundy, aqua and darker blues are favored by designers, as well as shiny black frames made from modern acetates for comfort, durability and style. The classic frame shape and variations of it suit most face shapes, but it is always important to try on different frames in front of a large mirror to make sure you get glasses with which you are happy. Colors for the more demure fashionista might include army or military greens, which are fairly neutral colors to complement your wardrobe, or a pale, inky gray frame decorated with darker swirls for a modern look.

Be eyewear-free

You may prefer to be eyewear-free for practical reasons, or just from personal choice sometimes. For those who require corrective eye wear as a necessity but prefer to be eyewear-free, LASIK laser vision correction can give you the option of whether to wear glasses or not. For those located in and around the Midwest, find out about Lasik in Omaha and discover what options are available to correct or improve your vision

Contact lenses can be a convenient alternative to glasses, or may be chosen for cosmetic reasons. Contact lenses can give you any eye color you like, make the iris look bigger or rounder, shimmer or catch the light, or be worn for an alternative or freaky look – perhaps you would like Dracula eyes at Halloween, or want to impress your friends by giving the impression of an embossed design or motif on the actual iris.

Dare to be different

If bold is your thing, try deeper color tones for your eyewear – frames that shout out, that make a statement – such as electric purple, frames with striking patterns, glittery rhinestones or outrageous shapes, or a fun, funky look such as Barbie style heart-shaped glasses. Team your choice of frame with lenses that are transparent, mirrored, ochre, earth-colored, tea-toned, even yellow or more dramatic colors.

Sunglasses

Oversized sunglasses that cover the eyes and the surrounding eye area are flattering and hide a multitude of imperfections around the eye area. You could take this further with shield glasses that cover the face coa bit like a deep-sea diving mask! Retro sunglasses are in vogue, and of course the traditional aviator style is timeless: each season it is revived and often given a new vibe.

White frames in the cat-eye form are a popular and very fashionable frame shape for both sunglasses and regular glasses. Designer frames can be a means of shouting out to people that you ooze style and sophistication; few would disagree that glasses can make you look sophisticated and intelligent, or that eyewear can be fun and funky.

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