• 5 Inspiring Women In Comedy We Love

    30 March 2017
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    We’ve had the privilege of watching women in comedy for years from Lucille Ball to Gilda Radner and Carol Burnette, so whittling the list down to only five women was not an easy task! Here are just five of the countless amazing women in comedy.

    1. Amy Poehler

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    Over the past 15 years, Amy Poehler has become a household name. We were first introduced to her amazing talents when she joined the cast of SNL in 2001. Since then, we’ve got to know her as a hilarious and blunt feminist comedian who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.

    In 2009, “Parks and Recreation” aired, and we met Leslie Knope, an ambitious, optimistic and lovable government employee with dreams of being POTUS. Poehler created a character that not only fought against everyday sexism and stood up for what she believed in, but also gave us someone we aspire to be like.

    Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization was launched in 2008 and has an amazing goal of empowering girls and women to be themselves and to achieve their dreams.

    The organization is bringing attention to women and girls in science, sports, the arts and many other fields of importance to the world around us. Their mission is inspiring and beautiful: that we, as women, can do anything and nothing can stop us if we put our minds to it. If you’re interested in finding out more about this is organization, visit their website.

    2. Mindy Kaling

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    Mindy Kaling first graced us our screens as Kelly Kapoor on the hit show “The Office,” and became the only female writer on the writing staff. Mindy went on to create and produce the hilarious “The Mindy Project,” in which she also stars.

    Portraying the bubbly, confident and stylish Dr. Mindy Lahiri, Kaling gives us one of the first Indian leading ladies on American television. We were given a character whose outside appearance doesn’t solely define who they are as a person; she’s also an intelligent, witty and incredible doctor who just so happens to have a killer wardrobe, much like the real life woman…well, minus the doctor part.

    Kaling is the author of two New York Times bestselling books. Both are funny and relatable with stories of her childhood and adult life with a lot of moments that make you say ‘me.’ She speaks publicly about body image and the pressure society puts on women, about why both men and women should be feminists and about how working hard is something we should be proud of. Mindy is hilarious and honest and she’s the kind of women you want to be best friends with—what’s not to love?

    3. Jenny Slate

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    While Jenny Slate may not be as big a name as the other ladies on this list, she’s definitely on her way! Making appearances on hit shows like “Parks and Recreation” and “House of Lies,” playing hilarious and slightly scary characters on both, she also does extensive voice work in film and television.

    So far, Jenny’s most notable role was in “Obvious Child,” an unapologetic drama/comedy that deals with a woman’s decision to have an abortion after a one-night stand. Even in 2016, the topic of abortion and the woman’s right to choice is a highly controversial matter, and even though it shouldn’t be, it was a brave choice to take on the role.

    Jenny has spoken out on being feminist saying in an MTV News interview: “Am I a feminist? F**k yeah, I’m a feminist! I think that unfortunately, people who are maybe threatened by feminism think that it’s about setting your bra on fire and being aggressive, and I think that’s really wrong and really dangerous.”

    The importance of people in the spotlight making these statements is that it reaches more people and has a high chance of making an impact; we need women and men to hear this and understand how necessary and positive feminism really is.

    4. Kristen Wiig

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    From original characters to spot-on impressions, Kristen Wiig took her place as one of the funniest and most well-known female SNL cast members in 2005. In 2011, “Bridesmaids” was released—a movie she both co-wrote and starred in.

    The comedy became a hit among audiences and critics, earning many award nominations including two Academy Awards, making her one of only 41 women to ever be nominated in the category of Best Original Screenplay in 76 years.

    When talking about Bridesmaids being a ‘female comedy,’ she expressed her confusion as to why a separation needs to be made just because this movie had women in the leading roles. I mean, think about it…why do we need that distinction: a comedy is a comedy and anyone can enjoy it regardless of who the leads are.

    Now, Kristen’s making waves again by staring along-side three amazingly talented women in a remake of “Ghostbusters.” With the blessing of the original creators and stars, we’re getting a fresh new take on this already awesome and iconic franchise.

    5. Melissa McCarthy

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    I think it’s fair to say the moment we all fell in love with Melissa McCarthy was during her run on “Gilmore Girls” as Sookie St. James, the talented, lovable and clumsy chef.

    After the series ended in 2007, Melissa went on to appear in several shows until “Mike and Molly” aired in 2010 and was a hit with audiences. Known for her physical slapstick comedy, she’s starred in some of the most popular comedies in the past five years including: “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat” and “Spy.” She is now appearing along-side Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon in the much anticipated “Ghostbusters” remake.

    In 2014, Melissa spoke about a negative experience she had while looking for a dress to wear to the 2012 Academy Awards; she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “Bridesmaids.” She contacted five different designers about dressing her for the evening and was refused by all. Crazy, right?

    She was an Oscar nominated actress! Instead of being defeated by this, Melissa turned the rejections into an awesome body positive fashion line, Seven7, which debuted in 2015. The line caters to women of all sizes and includes hundreds of beautiful colors and bold prints. It is sold at Pennington’s, HSN and Nordstrom’s.

    These women, along with many others, have helped to open up the world of comedy for women, showing that we just aren’t the goofy love interest in a romantic comedy—not that there’s anything wrong with that either. Women are smart, funny, brave and fearless; we have voices that should be heard on many different platforms. We could all learn something from these incredibly talented and inspiring ladies.

    In the comments below, share your favorite women in comedy who are trying to make a difference not only in the entertainment industry, but also the world!

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  • How Priyanka Chopra Became An American TV Star

    30 March 2017
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    Priyanka Chopra, born in Jamshedpur, India, grew up with a loving mother and father. Her parents are a big part of her success as they helped to mold the mentality and beliefs that she has made her own. These beliefs and her mentality have helped her to become the amazing and influential woman she is today.

    Priyanka Chopra has done much more than just break into the world of American films. She also won the Miss India Pageant, followed by the 2000 Miss World Pageant.

    She has starred in 50 Bollywood films and made her debut in the realm of American T.V with the hit show “Quantico,” and is soon to be in the remake of “Baywatch,” an American classic—not to mention that she has a killer personality, great sense of humor and amazing fashion sense that just enhances how naturally beautiful she is.

    Breaking racial barriers

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    She has overcome adversity, and once said, “When I was in school, you never saw anyone who looked like us that was on TV.” This is true; even last year people of various ethnicities—many of whom are stars in their own countries, but not recognized by American audiences—only got stereotypical roles with minor parts.

    She told her agent that she did not want to do her first American show or movie in a role that would be degrading, stereotypical or minor; instead, she wanted the same quality of roles she would get in India based on her talent. This is what she got when she landed the leading role in the hit TV series “Quantico.” She is the first female Indian superstar to have a major role in America.

    She has conquered great barriers in her adult years, but she also had to fight against these issues while she was a young girl. When she was 13, she lived in Boston with her family and went to school there. However, she was bullied because she was the only person who was Indian; she was called nicknames and bullied constantly to the point where she moved back to India for her last year of high school.

    A strong advocate for people of ethnic minorities, she has paved a path that opens more doors for other actors who do not want to play only the stereotypical roles that match their ethnicity in American movies. She is also a great advocate against bullying as she tells her story and admits that while it hurt her greatly, it has helped her to become who she is today. Priyanka recognizes that bullying is still an issue today.

    Her outstanding personality

    When you look at Priyanka Chopra, all you see is her beauty: she is absolutely gorgeous, but has the personality to match. Extremely motivated and driven, she is passionate and strong-willed, and known for questioning lines and trying to understand the characters she plays to the point where she will ask to change a few words to suit her character better.

    Priyanka is the very opposite of being subservient and submissive—in fact, she was raised to be that way. Her parents were not traditional; they did not force her into anything, and—unlike a lot of the parents in the place she grew up—they taught her that women do not only get married, stay home and have kids. They encouraged her to do whatever she pleased and not to follow traditional gender roles. She is still very close to her family, and is a truly amazing woman who has had a great impact.

    Despite her being such a big star, she is still very humble, down-to-earth and does not put herself on a pedestal despite all of her fame and success. She is fearless and relies on instinct—she says that she follows her gut, which lays out the oath she follows, she did not want to be an American star, that is just where the road she paved took her and she is very happy it worked out that way.

    Priyanka is a gorgeous woman on the inside and out, she is well rounded, diverse, and approachable. However, she is also very fierce. She has made such a great impact in the world of stars and acting, and is continuing to be such a great inspiration and role model to others. She works hard and continues to work hard in order to better herself which is a great mentality to have.

    Along with all of that, she also is one of the hottest stars for fashion right now. Even when she is off the red carpet, she shines and dresses amazingly well. She truly has made an impact—one that is only just starting.

    If you have any thoughts on Priyanka Chopra, feel free to share your comments below!

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  • Most Glamorous Blake Lively Pregnancy Looks

    30 March 2017
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    Blake Lively first came into popularity when she appeared as Serena Van der Woodsen on CW’s hit show “Gossip Girl.” Her character was a New York City socialite with impeccable fashion, and Blake Lively is showing the world that her on-screen character has nothing on her own fashion.

    Although Lively’s fashion is truly a masterpiece in her everyday life, we can’t help but fall in love with her pregnancy fashion. Blake Lively is proving to all expecting mothers that you can still be stylish and fashion forward when expecting your bundle of joy.

    Check out these 10 pregnancy looks that we love from Blake Lively.

    Dark glam

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    Blake Lively hits the streets and proudly shows off her baby bump. In this dark and glamorous look, Blake isn’t afraid to strut around in high heeled black booties.

    She shows off her slim legs in tight leather pants and keeps warm in a dark gray cable knit sweater. For a hint of warmth and a dash of style, she pairs her outfit with a gray cape with faux fur along the hem.

    Blue hues

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    “The Shallows” star definitely isn’t letting pregnancy slow her down. In this effortless outfit, Blake Lively pairs a pastel blue coat and shows off her baby bump in a white and black striped shirt.

    She pairs her outfit with dark blue skinny jeans and her signature high heeled booties. To add to her blue hues outfit, she adds a pop of color with a burgundy satchel.

    Lady in red

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    Who said you have to hide your figure when you’re expecting? Not Blake Lively! Earlier in her pregnancy, the star is showing off her small baby bump and long legs in a red and white striped mini dress.

    She pairs it with a red duster that’s embellished with flowers and gold and red stilettos. She partners this look with a blue clutch that matches the blue flowers found on her duster.

    Queen in Cannes

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    Blake Lively is a woman who wears her baby bump like a badge of honor. At the Cannes 2016 Film Festival, Lively showed up in a form-fitting Atelier Versace gown which showed off her every curve.

    The gown featured a one shoulder strap design as well as a daring slit that started at the upper thigh. The gown included a long train that was seen dragging behind this elegant queen as she walked the red carpet.

    Gold-ilocks

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    In another look from this golden-haired goddess, Blake Lively kept dazzling the thousands of attendants and photographers at the Cannes 2016 Film Festival.

    Blake wore this beautiful spaghetti-strap V-neck gown that hugged her curves and showed off a little skin in the most tasteful of ways. Her dress flared out into a long mesh train with beaded designs.

    Purely elegant

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    Blake Lively is very often a picture of elegance, and this was definitely the case in this outfit. Further along in her pregnancy, Lively dresses up for The Angel Ball in a floor-length white gown. The long-sleeve gown features a deep V-neck that is lined with silver jewels and a long slit up the back of the dress to enhance her shape.

    Simply chic

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    The fashionista that Blake Lively is, she definitely knows how to dress her body. In a look where you can barely tell that the actress is expecting, Lively goes for a young and chic look with a white and yellow floral top and a white short mini-skirt. She keeps her style unexpected with a white and black shoulder shrug and black and white pumps.

    Black and white

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    As she’s expecting, Blake finds the perfect dress to help narrow her figure. In this black and white body-con dress, Lively enhances her growing figure with the black design that helps make her waist appear slimmer and gives her a curvier appearance. Never afraid of donning on her favorite heels, Blake Lively pairs the look with white heels and a yellow clutch.

    All-black ensemble

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    Blake Lively looks radiant as she stops for this glamorous picture. Blake wears a slimming black gown that features a one-shoulder design and pairs it with black heels. If her smile didn’t already brighten up this look, she’s a vision of glitz and glamour with her silver accent earrings and bracelet.

    Fit for a Queen

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    If we didn’t know any better, this look would make us think that Blake Lively was a royal Queen, but she is in her own right! In this look, Blake Lively wears a simple white top that she matches with a white floral tea skirt. She enhances the look with a tan patterned coat that she wears draped across her shoulders, a bright teal necklace, and pink high heeled pumps.

    Throughout both her pregnancies, Blake Lively has become a fashion icon for all expecting mothers. Her wardrobe has always been stylish and flawless, but she quickly transformed her regular style into outfits that dazzle as an expecting mother.

    If you’re loving Blake Lively’s pregnancy looks, let us know in the comments down below which outfit is your favorite!

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  • Basic Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Needs To Have

    30 March 2017
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    Even if you’re the kind of woman who is continually buying into new trends, chances are good that you find yourself reaching for the same wardrobe staples over and over. That’s because these classic pieces are so useful.

    They’re what you grab for when you’re already late and you find yourself standing in front of your closet thinking, without irony, “I have nothing to wear!” Whether you’re getting dressed in a hurry or dressed to kill, these are the wardrobe essentials you should be reaching for.

    The perfect white t-shirt

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    A simple, well fitted white t-shirt becomes so much more whether you’re dressing it up with a statement necklace and heels, or dressing it down with boyfriend jeans. In a way, this ultra basic staple is a catalyst for whatever fashion statement you want to make on a given day.

    A good pair of sunglasses

    Sunglasses are about more than style! They really pull an outfit together, but you can also wear yours year round for protection from photoaging around the eyes and safer driving. A pair of classic Ray-Ban sunglasses, which have been consistently in style since the 1930s, plus a funkier, chunkier pair are all you need in your collection.

    A striped shirt

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    A striped shirt is so classic, you can keep this look in rotation forever. You can style it with everything from a party skirt to blue jeans and even work slacks. It’s comfortable, stylish, practical and budget-friendly—you really can’t go wrong with this one.

    The LBD

    Shapeless or clingy, depending on your preference, a little black dress is the tried and true must-have. Strike a balance with an investment LBD that’s casual enough for an afternoon date, but tailored enough to dress up with strappy heels and a metallic clutch.

    A tailored blazer

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    There’s nothing boxy or masculine about a well-tailored black blazer that’s been fitted perfectly to your body. It can be worn with a skirt and a cuffed shirt for work, or jeans and mile high heels for a night out. When in doubt, opt for a size smaller than you think you need because a blazer should accentuate your waist.

    Scarves—printed and plain

    Yes, that means more than one! From the leopard print scarf that turns your basic white t-shirt and jeans look into something saucier, to the gauzy scarf that helps you look like a native on your European tour, scarves can complete a look.

    Nude flats

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    Who can stomach the thought of wearing heels at all times? When you need a break from your heels or wedges, a pair of nude flats serves as the ideal substitute. It can be worn both dressy and casual—it looks great with a pair of tailored trousers or even a wrap dress.

    No fuss denim

    Your thoughts on what constitutes the perfect jeans can probably come from, well, your genes. Whether you think Levi’s 501s are the end-all-be-all of denim or Uniqlo is your go-to just remember that a great pair of jeans can not only be dressed up and down but also make you feel more confident.

    A pair of dark trousers

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    Sleek dark trousers not only transcend trends but also do it all. From the office to the theatre, to formal events, this is one of those wardrobe basics that rivals the LBD in terms of utility. You can wear them with your white t-shirt or a graphic tank top for an even more casual look. Then pair it with a blazer, a statement necklace and an updo for a charity gala.

    A denim jacket

    The denim jacket has been, and will continue to be, a wardrobe essential. It’s perfect for warmer weather, it goes with just about everything, it has a timeless appeal, and it doesn’t cost a fortune. Wear it with your long summer dresses, or layer it over basics and chic black skinnies for date night. It’s completely versatile.

    Basic black pumps

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    This fashion fave has and likely will continue to stand the test of time simply because great black pumps can go with anything. Jeans. Your LBD. It doesn’t matter if it’s day or night, winter or summer; black pumps add polish to any look.

    A sophisticated shift

    If dresses are your go-to, then a comfortable shift in a true neutral hue can be a lifesaver because it serves as a blank slate for activities both casual and semi-formal. Toss a jacket over it or even a shirt under it and you’ve just created a whole new look.

    Just to be clear, basics don’t have to be boring! Yes, they’re reliable, but they’re also the canvas from which fashion emerges through creative pairings and the addition of accessories. You can count on them to make you look and feel great no matter what.

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  • 10 Celeb Looks We’re Loving For Fall – YouQueen

    30 March 2017
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    Who knows fashion better than the stars? Whether they’re dressing up on their own or not, we can always count on some fashion forward styles that we can’t help but love. They might be exposed to all the fashion around the world or have designers who can call the trends before they happen, but we’re definitely always looking for a way into their closet.

    With summer slowly making its way out and fall creeping in just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get our seasonal wardrobe primed and ready. You might spend hours on Pinterest compiling a series of outfits you want to try, but why not take some inspiration from the stars themselves?

    As we gear up for the fall, here are 10 celebrities who nailed the fashion of the season.

    Alessandra Ambrosio

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    In this outfit, Alessandra Ambrosio is rocking some of fall 2016’s must-have items. Ambrosio keeps her outfit dark and gloomy with a black maxi cardigan and shows off her long, model legs in black suede over the knee boots.

    Although her dress is predominantly black, the beaded detail gives it a pop of color with orange, blue, and yellow beads covering the bodice. She finishes off her outfit with a black purse and aviators.

    Blake Lively

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    Blake Lively keeps her outfit and smile shining brightly even in the gloomier weather of the fall. Lively rocks simple dark-wash blue jeans and pairs it with a white blouse and tan belt.

    Although she pairs her outfit with a tan trench coat, the blue and white striped design of the inner lapel gives it a nautical and transitional look. She completes her outfit with tan pumps and a black sun hat.

    Emma Watson

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    No one probably expected little Hermione Granger to grow up, but she did and has impeccable style to add to her resume. Not only is Emma Watson beautiful, talented, and intelligent, she also knows how to dress.

    In this gorgeous fall look, Watson takes a black V-neck blouse and pairs it with a camel suede skirt. Not only is the texture perfect for fall, but the asymmetrical detail along the front and the length of the skirt make it a fabulous style for the colder weather. She finishes her outfit with black kitten heels.

    Gigi Hadid

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    When Gigi Hadid is off the runway, she’s making sure that she turns the world into her runway. In one of her most pinned images on Pinterest, she shows everyone that wearing white after Labor Day is the new trend. In this perfect fall look, Hadid wears white distressed jeans over top a gray high-neck bodysuit. She finishes this neutral look with a gray maxi trench coat and white sandals.

    Karreuche Tran

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    Karreuche is keeping it dark and comfortable for the fall. Although her outfit is simple, it’s the perfect go-to for a relaxed fall day. Tran pairs a black high-neck bodysuit with black high-waist denim. In her hand, she carries a black Givenchy purse and keeps her outfit casual with gray sneakers.

    Olivia Culpo

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    While Karreuche’s all black outfit was more casual, Olivia Culpo is going for a more glamorous look. She wears black leather leggings that she pairs with a black turtleneck and black pumps. As if this wasn’t enough for her to complete her seamless monochromatic look, she drapes a long black blazer across her shoulders and carries a black messenger bag.

    Sarah Hyland

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    Sarah Hyland is looking calm, cool, and collected in this fall look. She shows off her legs in a pair of leather pants that she pairs with a cream V-neck ruffled top and taupe cardigan. Keeping her look perfectly matched, her cardigan features leather sleeves that match with her pants. She finishes off this fall look with aubergine booties and a black fedora.

    Taylor Swift

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    T. Swift might be hitting the streets for some song inspiration, but she’s definitely giving us outfit inspiration with this look. In a look that incorporates some of the best fall colors, Swift shows off her long legs in tight maroon skinny jeans that she wears with brown boots. Underneath her tan reefer coat, she wears a dark green and navy top that she matches with the scarf around her neck which also helps to complete her fall look.

    Vanessa Hudgens

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    The High School Musical star is known for her Coachella fashion, but we can’t help but draw some outfit inspiration in this fall look. With an outfit that is perfect for transitioning from the warmer summer to the cool fall, Hudgens steps out in high-waist skinny jeans that show off her toned legs and a gray crop top. She completed this ‘chill’ fall outfit with a black blazer, gray laced pointy toe pumps, and an oversized cream scarf.

    Zendaya

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    If you’re lost with what outfit to rock this fall, take one of the easiest pages out of the fashion books from Zendaya. In this look that she created, she keeps her look effortlessly simple with a gray oversized sweater dress that she pairs with nude pumps.

    Now that summer is slowly ending and fall will be quickly approaching, make sure you take some outfit advice from these stars. In the comments below, let us know which celebrity’s fall fashion you like the most!

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  • 5 DIY Shoes Ideas That Will Make Your Style Unique

    30 March 2017
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    I don’t know why I can only find plain shoes every time I go to the mall. I’m not talking about the color because I prefer black shoes so I can wear them with everything. I’m talking about the style of shoes. You are probably thinking that I can wear thong sandals, but I don’t like wearing thong sandals even though they are pretty.

    So, I always buy the plain shoes, but the designer in me wants to be creative. This is why I decided to buy some comfortable shoes and personalize them—no more boring plain shoes! I only buy inexpensive shoes, though, so I know I won’t feel bad after the makeover I give them.

    These DIY shoes ideas are the easiest to do and they are inexpensive. Of course, you can always create your own designs. Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed to be the center of attention with original shoes and may even have a new hobby—or a new side job!

    Duct Tape, Images or Stickers

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    Personally, I don’t like this option, but I found a pair of high heels with Marvel images and some shoes decorated with duct tape. Of course, the tape had the Marvel designs, but you can use any tape to design shoes to your liking or to cover something you don’t like.

    You can also use stickers if you prefer a more flexible design that tape does not allow for. If you want a permanent design, glue the tape and stickers down because they won’t last forever or they could fall off—make sure that the glue is fabric glue. Jut put some glue on the back of the stickers, then paste them onto the shoe before applying another layer of glue over the image to seal it. Adding an acrylic top coat will also help to make it last longer. This only really works on heels or firm sneakers, though, as shoes that bend too much will cause the glue to crack. It’s ideal for dressing up kids’ shoes.

    Glitter

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    This is my favorite method because I am in love with glitter! You need clear fabric glue and fine glitter. In a bowl, two partsarts glue to one-part glitter and use a paintbrush to apply the mix to your chosen shoes. Try not to apply too thick a layer though as you’ll be applying three layers in total. Remember to let each layer dry before applying the next one, and cover the mix when it’s not in use so that it doesn’t dry out. Use a clean brush to apply a top coat of glue or sealant and then use an acrylic spray to seal everything before letting the shoes dry.

    If you really want glittery shoes likes Dorothy’s from The Wizard of Oz, apply a coat of glue to the shoes, then pour glitter over the shoes until they’re coated. Let each coat dry before applying a new coat, then apply sealant to finish. Remember to put newspaper under the shoes before pouring the glitter to make the clean up process easier.

    Bling Bling (Jewelry, Clips or Gems)

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    This is my second favorite method for decorating shoes. For this option, you will need some jewelry, gems or pretty clips to customize your shoes—don’t forget the clear fabric glue. Using the jewelry, clips or gems, make whatever you want to attach to your shoes. For some great ideas, google images of how other people have added some bling to their shoes to give them some much-needed style for the season.

    Paint

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    As with tape, there isn’t one specific way to decorate shoes with paint. You also need to be careful what you choose to with paint because this is a more permanent way to change your shoes. You can paint the whole shoe or just parts of it. With this method, it’s possible to be very creative and do something artistic; I once saw an ombre style on white shoes. You can also use spray paint on your shoes although you will need a very firm hand for this as it’s easier to make a mess.

    Fabric

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    This method is easy to do and looks fantastic when finished. All you need to do is choose some fabric with which to cover the whole shoe or parts of it. To attach the fabric, you can use some clear fabric glue such as E-6000. The design depends on what you want. I used tennis shoes and attached some black lace, but you can always search online for some inspiration.

    There’s also the option of using markers or sharpies create designs on your shoes. Are you going to try these methods? Do you know of any others? We’d love to hear from you!

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  • Fashion 101: What To Wear With Leggings

    30 March 2017
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    When it comes to fashion, you always have your basics. We have the classic tee shirt and then we have leggings. The great thing about basics is that they go with everything.

    The bad thing about basics is that… they go with everything. We’re bombarded with a million choices so how do we choose what looks best?

    Another problem with basics is finding ways to dress them up. They’re the perfect tool for dressing down, but with a few great pieces, you can give your basics a look of their own.

    If you’re creating the perfect pieces to a wardrobe, there’s no chance that you can miss owning a pair of leggings. Not only are they comfortable, but they’re versatile. If you’re wondering what to pair your leggings with, check out our tips below!

    Oversized sweaters

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    One question you’ll come across when you’re dealing with leggings is to show the booty or to not show the booty? More often than not, I think the answer comes out to not show the booty.

    One of our favorite ways to cover up is with an oversized sweater. Not only are they perfect for the fall season, but they give your cheeks just enough coverage to avoid the judgmental looks!

    Often times our leggings can be thin and won’t protect us from the cold, so adding a bit more warmth on top can help balance it out. Oversized sweaters work well in layers and even better when paired with leggings.

    Ponchos

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    A more stylish alternative to the oversized sweater, a poncho will keep you warm and fabulous. Another great item for layering, you can get away with wearing a sweater or shirt underneath it.

    While plain black leggings are probably the most common, they can quickly be seen as mundane and plain. By pairing it with a poncho, you’re able to spice up the outfit and give it a different look.

    For an even more fall-appropriate look, you can opt for dark blues, reds, and plums in your poncho theme. Lastly, ponchos will enhance your look with the asymmetrical hemline so you’ll get the coverage you want with the warmth and a dash of flair.

    Flats

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    Before you fall into the really cold months of fall, you can still enjoy the warmer midday weather. For a dressier look to leggings, you can pair them with flats. If you try pairing your leggings with heels, you might notice your outfit is falling a bit short.

    Pairing pumps with leggings might be too far of a reach, but flats are the perfect alternative. They’re dressier than sneakers without the appearance of trying too hard.

    Sneakers

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    If you’re going for double the comfort, why not settle for pairing your leggings with sneakers? Whether you’re running errands or headed to the gym, this is one pairing that can’t go wrong.

    Often times when we’re searching for workout pants, we see the most colorful leggings and that’s when it’s time to ditch the classic black. Sure, you might want them for running errands, but colorful leggings will help you feel good while you’re on the path to looking good!

    If your wardrobe is filled with colorful leggings, choosing neutral sneakers like blacks, whites, and greys will help pull the outfit together seamlessly.

    Uggs/combat boots

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    Hopefully, you didn’t think you could only bring out those colorful leggings for a trip to the gym! As the weather becomes cooler, if you still have the question of what to wear with leggings, just answer with your favorite pair of boots!

    Chances are you’ve hopped on the Ugg boot trail and that is one item you can definitely expect to see paired with leggings. Just like in this picture, we see classic black leggings paired with Ugg boots.

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    You might prefer to keep your look a bit more edgy, and if you do, you can always choose to pair your leggings with combat boots. A staple in the fall and winter months, you can either choose the classic style or go for the 90s favorite – Doc Martens.

    Over the knee boots

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    If you’re looking to slay this season, you can’t do it without a pair of over the knee boots. While you might catch your favorite celebrities rocking them with bodycon dresses, they work perfectly when paired with leggings.

    In the colder months, we need the leggings for a bit more warmth and coverage, and if it’s too plain for you, the right pair of boots will help slay the outfit.

    Leg warmers

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    What are leggings without the leg warmers? Like I previously mentioned, sometimes leggings don’t provide all the warmth that we want. We’re pulling all the 80s vibes with this trend.

    When you’re deciding on what to wear with leggings, you can almost always count on leg warmers being a part of the answer. Unless you’re wearing sneakers or flats, leg warmers can be paired with any boot that you choose.

    While the growing trend has shown them with combat and Ugg boots, you can also find them being worn with knee high and over the knee boots. While most leg warmers don’t reach that high, you can opt for the leg warmer bands that are more for style than warmth.

    what to wear with leggings

    You probably didn’t think there was a science to wearing leggings, but they’re tips and tricks to help with almost any fashion trend! Whether you’re deciding what to wear in 50-degree weather or what to wear with leggings, there’s always some ‘fashion rule’ that will help make the process easier.

    Before you disappear to go show off your legs, remember this one rule – fashion ‘rules’ don’t really exist and if you want to wear pumps with your leggings, you go, Glen Coco!

    In our minds, we’re already planning the perfect outfit with a poncho and over the knee boots. In the comments below, let us know what kind of outfits you have planned with your leggings!

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  • Cute And Stylish Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

    30 March 2017
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    Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and with all the holiday parties you’re going to have to attend, you’ll to want to make sure you have all the greatest Thanksgiving outfits to show up in.

    There’s nothing worse than struggling with finding what to wear to all those events so we did the work for you!

    These next 9 Thanksgiving outfit ideas will take any questions you have about what you’re going to wear because not only are they all chic and fabulous, they’ll also serve a purpose whether or not you’re going to be at the lazy family Thanksgiving or at your work party dinner.

    1. Add a little fur

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    If you don’t want to go all out on the outfit or the dinner you are going to is semi-relaxed in nature, you won’t dress to the nines and show up the only one who did so. A great way to make sure that you still look chic and casual though is to add a wicked accent to that otherwise plain jane outfit.

    In this case, a little faux fur will do the trick. The hue you choose could be whatever you fancy but there’s nothing wrong with a little faux fur scarf in a bright blue hue to offset all those other fall colours you’re wearing.

    Pair your skinny jean and cardigan look with the faux fur scarf to add dimension and style to an otherwise low-key outfit. And don’t underestimate the power of a nice pair of flats while you’re at it.

    Understated is the new sexy, so make sure to keep the rest of the outfit minimalist.

    2. Embrace the Grandma look

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    The grandma sweater isn’t just for grandmas anymore! The simple, yet cozy, cardigan is everyone’s favorite and can be dressed up for your Thanksgiving dinner to impress without trying too hard.

    A minimalist embellishment over a knit sweater can sometimes look tacky so it’s important to choose the embellishments wisely.

    You’ll want to get the embroidered sweater but with a modern take. Pair the sweater with a pencil skirt and some mary-janes to dress the look up without going too over the top.

    This Thanksgiving outfit will not impress your dinner friends, but it will also allow you to be stunning and comfortable while relaxing after that huge meal.

    3. Never underestimate the power of patterns

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    Patterns are huge right now with the likes of trendsetters and celebrities so it’s all too important to get your hand in the pattern bucket. When it comes to your thanksgiving outfit, you’ll want to pair a couple offset patterns in the form of a comfy pair of patterned skinny jeans and a crewneck knit.

    There’s nothing wrong with mixing patterns (think Aria in Pretty Little Liars) but you’ll want to make sure you don’t go too far off the reservation. A plaid or checkerboard skinny will pair well with an understated polka dot as long as the belong to the same colour family.

    Mix in a solid colour overcoat or cardigan to make sure you don’t mess up the pattern mixing and keep the shoes simple and comfortable.

    4. Black is always in fashion

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    You can never go wrong with a basic black and as long as you accent or embellish it correctly, your Thanksgiving outfit will be a hit at any dinner party. You’ll always look polished in black so it’s best to keep it classy with a knee-length black skirt, embellished in a minimalist style.

    As for the top, black on black is classy, understated and a good way to pull off a fashionable look without having to go above and beyond. Choose a black crewneck with a slit coloured embellishment and bam! You’re good to go.

    This outfit screams for some pumps so choose basic black with a low heel and highlight with low-key jewellery. You’ll be fashionably on time to any dinner you need to attend.

    5. Comfort is key

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    For your Thanksgiving outfit with the family, a comfortable look is the best way to go. After all, you’ll be stuffing your face with all the trimmings and you’ll want to feel great before and after you eat.

    Grab an oversized sweater and pair with a not-too-tight miniskirt and voila! Chic meet comfort in the simplest way. Embrace the fall hues with the skirt in a metallic gold and the sweater in a beige hue so that you’ll look done up without all the muss and fuss.

    The best way to add a little glam to this look is through your makeup. Pair your look with an autumn colour lip, like burgundy or burnt orange and walk into that family dinner like a star on vacation.

    6. A dress for dinner

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    For the dress lover in all of us, the perfect way to look glam without having to really pull much together is by showing up in a perfect slowly dress.

    This look is so easy because all you need is an autumn colour dress( I prefer a deep green) with an elastic belt for extra movement while you’re overindulging in all the amazing food offerings.

    Pair the look with black satin pumps, a black belt and black tights and you’re ready to go. This effortless look will have you looking stylish yet comfortable throughout the entire dinner party.

    The best accessories to add are a metal gold necklace that emphasised the look as glam and put together as opposed to just thrown on. It’s one of the cutest outfits on the list, and will never steer you wrong when it comes to that perfect Thanksgiving outfit.

    7. The lazy family dinner

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    Last but not least, and perhaps the most important on the list, is the perfect outfit to watch football or couch surf with your family in. This is the least effort of all the outfits because after all, you won’t need much to impress your family except showing up to dinner.

    A pair of fitted lounge track pants will do just the trick. Pair the track pants with a simple sweatshirt (autumn florals would be perfect) and some heavenly slippers and you’re ready to spend time with the family, looking casual, chic and ready for the plate of food and family conversation.

    If this look is a little too effortless for you, exchange the lounge pants for a pair of chic black tights and you’ll instantly look as if you put more effort into the mix.

    8. The girl next door look

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    If the Thanksgiving outfit you’re looking for is the one you’re going to meet his parents in, you’ll want to go for the girl next door look. This outfit pairs sophistication with easy going while looking fabulous enough to pull off the “I am definitely put together and good enough for your son” look.

    An oversized cardigan paired with a denim or solid colour shirt is the perfect choice to make you look respectable. Pair with pleated capri pants or even solid black skinnies and a western-inspired ankle boot for effortless sophistication.

    When it comes to accessories you don’t want to overdo it, so it’s important to slap on one piece, possibly a simple watch, and then carry your most precious items in a small cross body.

    You also don’t want to show up looking too glam, because it is a family dinner after all, and this outfit will be perfect for the look you’re trying to achieve.

    9. The out on the town

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    If your Thanksgiving consists of going out for drinks with your crew, you’ll want to be in your ordinary realm of fashion. Keep things simple by pairing some chic fall corduroy pants with your favourite pair of runners.

    Add a military style jacket over a plain white T and your canvas bag and you’re good to go. There’s no point in going overboard for drinks with friends. Keep it light, casual and fashionable with this chic outfit.

    Each and everyone one of these outfits on the list has the perfect mix of glam and comfort because, after all that food, you’ll want to feel good in your Thanksgiving outfit to finish the rest of the night with the ones you care about the most.

    Try them out, mix and match or use each one for every Thanksgiving event you have to attend. What are you planning on wearing out this holiday season?

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  • Olivia Pope Style – Copy Her Look From Head To Toe

    30 March 2017
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    We were introduced to Olivia Pope in 2012 and we were given another inspiring bad-ass woman to look up to on TV and along with that came a killer wardrobe that conveys both power and femininity.

    Being a crisis manager to Washington D.C.’s political elite is a tough gig but Olivia does the job with not just grace but style.

    With a combination of classic coats – like trenches and cocoon – perfectly tailored suits, and silky blouses, she’s built a wardrobe that could give anyone the confidence to take on the world.

    Clothing plays a big part in the show, it’s almost like another character. Olivia uses it as a way to convey how she’s feeling, how she wants to be portrayed at that moment or it’s simply used to help set the mood for a scene.

    1) Olivia Pope Style – Accessories

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    Olivia isn’t one to shy away from interesting shapes and mixing textures but one area she does keep it pretty simple in is accessories.

    She is very rarely dawning jewelry and, instead, she is letting the focus be on a few key pieces – purses, shoes, and gloves but let’s not forget the occasional appearance of the white hat.

    Totes and satchels are Olivia Pope’s two favorite types of purses, ranging from Goyard to Ralph Lauren – but mainly Prada (girl loves her Prada).

    Seen in her favorite color scheme of white, cream and black, these bags are big and look like they can carry all the things needed to handle a situation.

    Other very important Olivia Pope style essentials are her killer pumps, usually worn with her well-tailored trousers.

    The hem of the pants comes to just above the toe of the shoe and are similar colors – this blends the shoe into the pants a bit and gives Olivia the appearance of being taller.

    Also, those gloves that she wears are stunning! I’m not sure many people could pull this off – I know I certainly can’t – but Olivia does and she makes them look so good.

    D.C. does get pretty chilly in the fall and winter so it makes perfect sense for anyone to throw on some gloves.

    But, she takes it to the next level with leather ones that are very reminiscent of the 1950’s and pairs them with her collection of coats with three-quarter length sleeves.

    2) Olivia Pope Style – Pop of Color

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    Throughout the majority of Scandal’s 5 seasons, Olivia has primarily been clad in creams, taupe, black and white.

    Then BAM – Color! Her closet of neutrals was thrown into Technicolor – beautiful blue, bright yellow, deep red, and much more – she’s hitting every color in the rainbow.

    I, for one, am so glad for the pop of color that’s been introduced into her wardrobe.

    It opens up so many possibilities for style choices and 100% proves that you don’t only have to wear black or subdued colors to look and be in charge.

    We get to see a completely new side to Olivia both in character and in wardrobe; the chic, feminine but powerful approach to fashion is still intact – it’s just a little more in your face now.

    3) Olivia Pope Style – Occasional Patterns

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    Patterns and prints have made their way into Olivia’s wardrobe before but in subtle ways, like a fine stripe or plaid with varying shades of tan.

    Now, we’re getting those same things just in a much bolder way. Blue and black stripes and chevrons, bright colorful plaid and watercolor-like florals.

    Not only is she mixing it up in the print department we’re getting them with beautiful shapes like peplums, bell sleeves and even a poncho with a contrasting blue and yellow block pattern on it.

    4) Olivia Pope Style – The Neutrals

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    Suits in neutral colors are Olivia’s bread and butter. This what we’ve come to know and love about this character’s style – clean, professional and elegant.

    And, while we’ve gotten to see some stunning coats with her venture into colors, the favorites and most memorable have been those in her beloved neutral tones.

    Her coat collection has no rival – nice bright whites, soft creams, tans and the occasional appearance of blush.

    With the amazing oversized collars and cape-like draping across the shoulders and hems that hit her just at or below the knee gives any of her looks a very classic and sophisticated feel.

    A lot more skirts and dresses are being worn lately but when Scandal first started suits were “it” for Miss. Pope.

    Whether it was a wide leg pant or cigarette trousers stopping just at the ankle, with matching structured blazers that are never without large buttons, pleat, or a belt, there is always something that gives the look a little extra oomph.

    The outfit is finished off with a very feminine and delicate silk blouse, usually with some lace or a drape neck to add a little interest to an otherwise simple top but helps pull the look together.

    5) Olivia Pope Style – Loungewear

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    Olivia’s lounge-at-home clothes are still stylish enough to wear out and take on the day but that wouldn’t make sense for her. She had to deal with quite a bit while dressed down at home.

    She wears these super cozy oversized cardigans, in all her favorite hues, they swallow her up but still look perfectly fitted to her – I honestly don’t get how she does it.

    Always paired with those fantastic cardigans are silk pants and camisoles that look so soft and comfortable, it’s no wonder she has a stockpile of them.

    6) Olivia Pope Style – Makeup and Hair

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    Hair and make-up are the final touches that make Olivia’s look absolute perfection.

    Her hair is usually worn down and has been styled in a several different ways: curls with loads of volume or straight with the front feathered back but still has a little bump in it to give some body and pin straight.

    She doesn’t wear her hair up very often but when she does it’s pulled back into a sleek “do” with side swept bangs.

    As for make-up, Olivia goes for something very minimal and natural looking.

    Nude shadows, black liner, and mascara are all she uses on her eyes and for her lips, she wears Whole Lotta Honey by Clinique – a beautiful nude with a hint of pink.

    Olivia is a no muss no fuss kind of gal when it comes to make-up. She needs something quick and easy because she doesn’t have the time to touch up or reapply throughout her busy day of fixing the lives of others.

    Effortless – the word that perfectly describes Olivia Pope; even though her wardrobe is meticulously picked out and everything is planned down to the tip toe of her Manolos, she still looks as if she just threw it all on and just went to work.

    Now, most of us can’t afford the brands that fill her closet but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to emulate her style. The Limited has put out a Scandal collection that’s amazing and every piece would be found in Miss.

    Pope’s possession, even outside of the collection they have an amazing selection of clothing that could help build your Olivia Pope inspired dream wardrobe – other stores like Asos and Ann Taylor have similar items but give you lots of different options.

    She may have thrown out her white hat but Olivia Pope is still a gladiator. She’s tough, confident but also flawed and vulnerable and that’s what makes her such a great character.

    You’re drawn in by the clothes, but you stay drawn into the show because of the enthralling storyline and compelling characters ( the clothes are just an awesome bonus).

    We can all find something to admire about this character and for some that may just be her expensive and extremely stylish wardrobe. So in the comments below let us know what Olivia Pope looks you’d like to snag for yourself!

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  • What To Wear On A First Date: Top 10 Style Tips

    30 March 2017
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    Don’t worry if you don’t have it all figured out from the get-go. These things take time.

    Apart from having to get your nerves under control and formulate a whole conversation in your head before even meeting, you also need to know the best fashion choices and tips in order to be as comfortable as possible and still look pretty darn beautiful.

    It’s tough being a woman! There are so many factors that play into a first date that it’s near to impossible to get it right all of the time, wouldn’t you agree?

    In fact, when choosing what to wear on a first date, you need to take into consideration the venue, the impression you want to leave, whether or not you think you might see him again, how excited you are about this particular first date, how to show a little bit of skin without going all out. It’s tough.

    However, in order to help you out a little bit, we thought we’d add a checklist of first date tips in order to turn the first date into many more to come.

    Below, find some obvious and plenty of helpful tips in order to get you through your first date experience; possibly turning it into the first of many.

    Check the venue

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    It’s extremely important to scout the venue before showing up. Not only can this save you major embarrassment if you show up to a beach-themed restaurant in an evening dress, but you’ll prevent yourself from having to choose between numerous ‘what to wear on a first date’ styles; potentially wasting precious time and saving you plenty of frustration and money.

    So before planning any part of your first date outfit, always have a look at the theme of the venue; restaurant or not.

    Choose comfort, always

    Despite how amazing you want to look, how you feel is much more important. Of course, you want to experience both, but that’s not always ideal.

    The last thing you want is to be fidgeting with your clothing in areas that will make it seem obvious that you’re uncomfortable. Any man, when he’s interested in you, will notice your discomfort and you’ll feel even more self-conscious.

    The best thing you can do when choosing what to wear on a first date is to choose an outfit that will allow you to do the one thing you’re definitely supposed to; have fun.

    Leave most for the imagination

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    Depending on the type of man you decide to go on a first date with, he’s going to want you to be a little bit conservative. This doesn’t mean you can’t show off a little bit of leg or maybe a tiny bit of cleavage; as long it’s one or the other.

    Don’t feel regret if you go out on a date with someone you end up really liking only to find out that he judges you based on what you wore. Sure, being judged is never nice but the fact of the matter is, that’s all someone has to go on if it’s the first date.

    You have to ensure that you leave a positive lasting impression without coming across as cheap.

    Thoroughly plan your outfit

    There’s probably nothing worse than thinking you know what you want to wear for a first date only to realize last minute that what you wanted to wear really isn’t going to work.

    It’s only about an hour before you have to leave for the date and you have nothing to wear. What to do? Well, it’s as easy as planning out your outfit thoroughly in order to avoid any surprises.

    That way you have one less thing to stress about when it comes to the whole dating scene. It can be stressful so don’t add any more than you should.

    Always take a light jacket

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    Always pack a light jacket or something to throw over your shoulder in case the weather decides to turn. If he’s a gentleman, he’ll offer his jacket, but you just never know.

    Remember, always show up prepared in order to avoid feeling uncomfortable and cold as the night progresses. The weather can turn easily and you’d rather show up to the date with a little bit of extra coverage than not enough.

    Wear comfortable shoes

    Unless you can walk in them comfortably, don’t even attempt wearing uncomfortable shoes on your first date. The key to a successful date is being comfortable and leaving a confident impression.

    Uncomfortable shoes will only cause you to walk funny and result in painful blisters that could’ve been avoided by wearing shoes you most definitely feel comfortable to walk in.

    They say beauty is painful but you can look just as beautiful without the pain.

    Choose an outfit you’d normally wear

    Just because you’re going on a hot first date doesn’t mean you have to wear an outfit you wouldn’t normally be seen with.

    You still want to feel like yourself, and you certainly want to show him the truest version of yourself. Stick to your own sense of style and flaunt what you were given. He’ll love it!

    Can’t decide? Choose red

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    What happens if you’re stuck with numerous outfits, all different colors, and you simply can’t decide on one. If you happen to have a red choice amongst the lot, go with that.

    Psychologically, red creates a moth to a flame type of effect. Men find red on women most attractive and seductive. So if the goal of the evening is to lure him in, always choose your red outfit.

    Please note, in order to lure him in with red, your outfit also needs to have a fitting cut. No use wearing a sack.

    Look touchable

    If you’re into your date and he’s into you, you most certainly want to be touched, right? So as much as you want to keep skin exposure limited and come across as a little bit conservative, you also want the best of both worlds where you look touchable.

    Don’t be afraid to play around with outfits and accentuate your best features. If it’s your eyes, wear eye make-up. If you have curvy hips, don’t be afraid to wear a pencil skirt. Wear what fits you best.

    Don’t purchase new shoes

    Whatever you do, don’t wear new shoes when choosing what to wear on a first date. Sure, we all want to look brand new and shiny, which includes purchasing a brand new outfit.

    However, you’ll end up with blisters before the night has even begun which will cause you to walk funny and feel extreme discomfort. As one of those things you want to avoid, rather choose one of your regular pairs of shoes. Choose pretty but don’t necessarily go with a brand new. You’ll thank us.

    We understand how crazy and stressful the first date can be, for both parties. It’s really more of an understatement. So don’t let not knowing what to wear on a first date add to the pressures of life and the overall dating scene.

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    Let your hair down a little bit, go with the flow, add a whole lot of confidence, and know that you’re in good hands if you follow the above-mentioned first date fashion tips. Luxury brand watches like:vacheron constantin replica watches

    Remember, when it comes to deciding on what to wear on a first date, always leave enough room for preparations in order to give yourself enough time to change your mind if you wish to do so.

    You simply can’t end up not having enough time to get ready; especially if you think this date can turn into something serious.

    First impressions really do count, so make wise choices when choosing what to wear on a first date and you may end up going on continuous dates for a long time still to come.

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