Custom T-Shirt Tips

saaCustom T-shirts make very good tools for self-expression for individuals and they make amazing marketing tools for companies. If you are in business, you might want to have T-shirts designed to market your brand and then you can give them as giveaways to your customers and potential customers. People love free things and when you incorporate a good message and design, you will enjoy successful marketing effortlessly.

If you are an individual who loves unique clothes, then you can customize your T-shirts to create a personal style that is very unique. The best thing about the customization services offered today is that you can choose any design you love and be the only one sporting the look. Personalized shirts can be trendy and you can actually find cheap custom T-shirts online today. But even when you go for the cheap custom T-shirts, you should have in a mind a few things so you end up with the best design to match your individual preferences and style.

1. Choose a fabric whose quality you can trust. The fabric should not only be strong and durable, but

Stand Out From The Crowd In A Single Custom T-Shirt

aaThe downside of fashion items is that when you buy something that you love, you are likely to come across a number of people wearing the very same item you have however unique you thought it was when buying it. It gets worse when you are attending an event only to find a number of guests wearing the same dress or T-shirt you have on. Most people would rather have their clothes cut by trusted tailors or designed for them just so that they remain unique and rare. You can enjoy the same kind of uniqueness with a single custom T-shirt.

Technological developments in the world have really changed the way things are done. You can now enjoy T-shirt printing services without having to make your way all the way to the service provider. The printers make it possible for you to select a design or create your very own design and decide what images should be included, the graphics and even the text that you want on the T-shirt. This flexibility means that at the end of the day you will have a T-shirt

Hijab Wearing Tips For A Stunning Look

ssHijabs come in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Even though the traditional sizing is 45 inches, 48 and 52 inches, you can find larger hijabs in the market today. They can also be rectangular, triangular or square and you can choose to match the occasion. Also important to remember is that the hijabs are made of different fabrics including cotton, polyester, and rayon, chiffon and silk. You can also get those that have a combination of fabrics. When it comes to colors, the solids such as black and white are more traditional, but there are now seasonal hijabs that come with stunning prints and colors and in different styles.

The fabric, size, style, colors and shape are some of the factors that will help you make a good choice when buying, but you also need to get it right when wearing your hijab so that you can look your best at all times.

1. Consider wearing under scarf with your hijab. This is a garment that can be very helpful in keeping the hair from slipping out under your hijab. The scarves are in

Men’s Compression Running Tights What You Should Know Before Buying

sfCompression tights for running are called compression for a reason. It is because they are made from fabrics that hold tight to the skin along the legs offering increased circulation and extra support around the legs. When there is increased circulation, it becomes easier for the runners to cover long distances because there is decreased energy expenditure even with the prolonged speeds. They also offer resistance by reducing the drag experienced when wearing running gear that has more fabric.

The tights are also used for recovery purposes. They minimize inflammation and soreness of the muscles and hence faster recoveries are achieved after a run. Other advantages of wearing the running tights are that they offer warmth and at the same time keep sweating at minimal levels. There are huge varieties of men’s compression running tights in the market today and knowing a few things about your options can help you in making the right choice for your next run.

Tight materials

Men’s running tights are made from different materials most of which are blended to make the stretch for the perfect fit and still maintain their original

How short should mens shorts be

dfJust how short should men’s shorts be? The short answer, apparently, is quite short.

That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, which earlier this year reported that men’s hemlines have risen by roughly 10 inches (or 25cm). To which I say – thank you.

I’ve made no secret of my own ‘sky’s out, thighs out’ approach, but I suspect I may have some way to go in convincing my fellow man to think likewise.

Sacks with pockets

What currently passes for shorts in many men’s wardrobes look like sacks with pockets – more short longs than long shorts. Or culottes, if you want to be really unkind to a mate.

When it comes to their legs, Australian men develop a rather Victorian sense of propriety (and I don’t mean that place south of the border, where shorts are broken out only a handful of times a year).

No, unless it’s for a sport that requires you to wrestle other men on the ground, the rule of thumb seems to be that nothing can stop short of the knee.

Are men’s leg’s really that salacious – or shameworthy – that we

Seafaring style meets warm winter wear

dgThe beach casts a strong influence over our summer style choices but as the weather takes on a decided chill, should we still cast our eyes seaward for fashion inspiration? Absolutely.

Men’s fashion has long drawn inspiration from the sea, especially at its most uninviting. This is especially the case for German-born designer Umit Benan, who in his most recent collection sent his models (some of whom looked like they’d just stepped off a deep sea trawler) down the catwalk sporting fishing rods, buckets of water and even a pair of waterproof dungarees to create a bit of fisherman chic and catwalk theatre.

While the rugged nature of the seafaring life might seem to have little in common with the cool sophistication of high fashion, a bit of nautical inspiration can result in a masculine look, without an over-reliance on plaid shirts.

Ignoring the maritime clichés of the hankie around the neck, or the skippers’ hat tipped jauntily to one side, here are five items that are not only inherently linked to life at sea, but are genuine style classics.

Duffle coat

The duffle, with its large patch

How much should a tshirt cost

xThe white cotton t-shirt conjures some famous images: James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause; Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire; Paul Newman in … a white cotton t-shirt.

The quintessential American garment has been through numerous incarnations on its journey from humble long johns in the 19th century to actors’ get-up of choice in the 1950s – after which it assumed universal status.

Today, with more than $US20 billion ($21.45 billion) a year spent on t-shirts in the US alone, it’s an everyday staple found in most men’s – and women’s – wardrobes.

But while one white tee may look identical to the next, it’s not. The type of plain t-shirt someone buys says a lot about their personality and their social tribe. Rappers and skaters wear them long and baggy. Some men prefer them tight across the pecs and biceps. Surfies sport them as outerwear, often with a simple slogan printed across the front. Professionals wear them as undershirts to stop their work shirts yellowing under the armpits. After all, that’s as they were originally intended.

In 1904, the Cooper Underwear Company ran a

What does business casual mean

sdThe workplace may be getting increasingly casual (we’re blaming you and those damn Adidas sandals, Zuckerberg), but that doesn’t mean you should look like every other cubicle-bound drone at the office.

Think of what you went through to get that job, of all that time spent polishing your resume and brushing up on your interview skills. Now do you really want to celebrate your success by looking like a schlub?

Business casual is the way to go, but does anyone actually understand what ‘business casual’ is? Dressing five days a week in ill-fitting shirts, baggy trousers and indistinguishable blazers isn’t it – and it’s definitely not the way to climb the corporate ladder.

The first and most important piece of advice

Please, for the love of all that is holy and tailored, purchase clothing that fits you properly. Nothing ruins an outfit – whatever the dress code and no matter how expensive the clothes are – like wearing something that doesn’t fit. The first secret to looking smart is sizing correctly.

Once you’ve nailed the fit, you can start building out your wardrobe. We recommend beginning with pieces

Class to Night Out Houndstooth Skirt

erDo you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. Class to Night Out focuses on one piece per week, and aims to help you take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.

Has anyone else really been into prints lately? Hearing the word “print” may cause some fashion anxiety for you minimalists, but a “print” doesn’t necessarily mean full-on multi-colored paisley (though it definitely could!). There are so many prints to choose from.

Houndstooth has always been a popular fall/winter print. It’s super chic but not too preppy. Investing in a houndstooth skirt this fall will amp up your wardrobe and add some print!

Keep reading to see how I styled a houndstooth skirt for class and a night out.

Houndstooth Skirt: Class

Just like some items may be hard to dress up, a houndstooth skirt can be hard to dress down. That said, who doesn’t like a fashion challenge? You don’t need to add much to this skirt: a dusty

3 Ways to Dress Up a Pair of Sweatpants

qwWe all have those lazy days when we just want to be comfortable for a long day of classes. But as CF girls, we also want to look fashion-forward.

I’m here to tell you that you can still be cozy and step onto campus in style. Simply dress up your favorite sweatpants (AKA sweats, joggers) with some layers, perfect for the fall semester! Whether you add a leather jacket or accessorize with bangles, you can make those comfy sweatpants look on-trend… promise.

Here are three ways you can dress up your sweats this semester:

Look A:

Products: Hat, Shirt, Necklace, Pants, Boots

Start by rolling up the sleeves of a classic white button-down shirt and slipping on some skinny leg sweats. Hide messy hair with a red wool fedora, then accessorize with a gold-plated chain necklace. Complete the look with chunky ankle boots that have cool cut-outs and buckles.

Look B:

Products: Jacket, Top, Necklace, Pants, Flats

For this look, layer a white crop top with contrasting trim under a sage moto jacket. Grab your sporty, tailored joggers and pull the drawcord tight. Place an

What are the Most Comfortable Fashion Styles

q1Comfortable fashion styles? You’re maybe wondering if those kinds exist. Well, they do and cannot be denied. It’s a win-win. Fashionable and yet, comfortable.

When it comes to comfort, there are a variety of choices – and they don’t have to just be sweatpants. If you’d like to be comfortable and remain fashionable, there are a few key things to keep in mind.

Loose is in. Tight is out.

First, it’s advisable to always keep it loose. Wearing loose clothing doesn’t mean it can’t be sexy or fashionable. To have comfortable fashion styles, if you’re a lady, a loose peasant style blouse with an open back, or a nice flowing summer dress, are both stylish and supremely comfortable. For you guys out there: Don’t be afraid to rock a t-shirt. The trick to wearing a t-shirt fashionably is to pair it with a nice (cotton!) blazer. Stay away from stiff fabrics like corduroy or polyester. You want to appear casual, but not sloppy.

A good rule of thumb for any fashion concerned citizen wanting to stay cozy is to keep your clothing fitting well. It’s not fun

What is the Relationship Between Clothes and Personality

eHave you ever wondered why and how clothes and personality are linked? What’s the connection between the two? Tune in.

As anyone who has taken a course in basic human behavior can attest, the field of psychology is replete with theories – many of them conflicting – about how and why people think, act, feel and relate to each other and their environment in the ways that they do. From Freud and Jung’s psychoanalytic theories to the behavioral interpretations of Skinner and Rodgers, the different schools of psychological thought strive to explain the perplexing and all too often contradictory motives behind human behavior – unfortunately, often with negligible concrete results. Despite the amazing preponderance of readily available, rigorously collected, tantalizingly detailed data on the subject, even the most respected ‘experts’ cannot explain with any degree of certainty how or why each of us develops the specific set of intellectual, emotional, and spiritual characteristics that – taken in their entirety – define who we are and how we express our ‘self-hood’ to the rest of the world.

How to explain this relationship

Yet while modern psychology does

A Solution to Your Fashion Woes Minimalism

wI find myself endlessly shopping for clothes. Even when I’ve just bought something new, I find myself staring into a closet filled to the brim, muttering “I have nothing to wear.” Sound familiar?

We’ve all been there. And for most of us, it’s not that we don’t have anything to wear, but that we just can’t seem to find the common thread (no pun intended) between the pieces in our wardrobes. This leaves our newly shopped pieces collecting dust in the back of our wardrobes as we re-wear the same outfit for the 100th time.

Having too many options can be overwhelming. That “dream” closet filled with clothes to the ceiling may actually be a nightmare. In fact, a closet with fewer, complementing pieces may work better. Yes, I propose that minimalism is the solution to this common fashion woe.

How to Create a Minimalist Wardrobe

When building a minimalist wardrobe, first find the neutrals within your existing wardrobe. It’s not only about the monochromatic palette of black and white. Think of your own classic pieces in neutral shades like beige, white, gray, black and navy. Avoid using this

How I Found My Personal Fashion Style

asI dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.” These are the words of Marlene Dietrich. Who knows better than her on how to become an icon of style? Fashion and style. These two words are always together, like an inseparable couple. To me, they are like sun and moon, black and white, fire and water. They cannot be together and they cannot be without each other either.

The simplest definition of fashion is ‘a popular trend’ and style, ‘a manner of doing something’. I always went with these specific definitions of these two words. In my personal opinion, to be popular and wear what is popular would not give me a sense of satisfaction. I always wanted to be affiliated with a style that is specific to me and up to date. It does not always mean to wear exactly what is fashionable during that time.

I started my journey as a child by watching. I watched everything and everyone. I was curious how specific outfits fit different types of figure. Sometimes it was good,

Autumn Afternoons What to Wear This Weekend

assThe days are getting shorter, the nights are getting chillier (and spookier!), the leaves are a-changing, the layers are out in full force, and the Pumpkin Spice Lattes are lighting up your tastebuds. (I’ve actually switched my allegiances to the new Toasted Graham Latte…yum!)

Even when I lived in California, autumn was always my favorite season, thanks to the triple whammy of Halloween, my birthday, and Thanksgiving.  After relocating to the East Coast, I love autumn even more, since it actually gets colder here and the New England fall foliage is incredibly breathtaking.

Beautiful as it is, fall is fleeting. (Anyone remember when it snowed on Halloween a few years ago?) Take advantage of the cool, crisp weather and the many awesome autumn-associated activities this weekend!

What to Wear to:

Apple Picking or a Pumpkin Patch

Apple picking is the quintessential New England autumn activity.  The childlike glee at finding the biggest, juiciest apples and stuffing them into your bag, the fresh apple cider donuts glistening with sugar, the steaming cups of spiced cider: what’s not to love? (If there aren’t apple orchards

How To Be Fashionable In Your Own Way

saFashion is one of those things in life with endless ways to express yourself. Whether it be in cut, color, with accessories or without, the options are limitless! In this article I’ll explain some easy ways to show your personality through your sense of fashion, while remaining presentable.

When it comes to clothes, there are a lot of appropriate things for the workplace that most people don’t even consider as part of an outfit! Take hair accessories for instance. A statement headband or elastic can make a huge impact on your overall appearance and with all the options out there, you can say a lot! Fabric flowers can be both feminine and timeless, or bright, funky, and charming. Through different colors and textures, you can achieve some great results.

Customizing your wardrobe to fit your personality doesn’t always need to be expensive, either. What better way to express yourself than to make your own accessories or add to clothes you already have? Talk about saving your wallet! With a few simple everyday household items, you can turn that boring white-collar blouse into a work of

Business Casual for the On the Go Girl

1The agonizing throes of final exams are almost over and the school year is coming to an end! (Unless you’re on the quarter system, that is.) Some of you might be about to graduate and head into the workforce. Or maybe you’ve got your dream summer internship lined up. Whatever your plans, don’t forget about fashion! Depending on your field and your particular workplace or internship, your dress code might be casual or super-corporate and formal.

These days, it seems that the majority of workplaces, especially for college students or recent graduates, are “business casual.” This is an admittedly vague term that can leave a bit too much room for interpretation. For more info, check out this CF article that breaks down the different dress codes you might encounter.

The most foolproof way to make sure you’re dressed appropriately is to ask ahead of time and to look at what coworkers or other interns are wearing. Although looking extra-stylish is always fun, you should consider dressing comfortably as well. I’ll outline why below:

Why It’s Important to Dress for Comfort

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Musings About Pants

imagesI still remember the intense disdain I had for straight-legged pants as a kid. Why was my problem with them exactly? I’m still not sure, but apparently my obnoxious younger version had self-appointment herself as the fashion police, and straight-legs were unacceptable.

It’s not like the pants in question were anything abrasive or offensive. In fact, I own many pairs now that closely resemble the straight legs I once turned my nose up at. So what was my issue?

Let’s remember that this was a different time. This was the age of flared jeans and waists so low they were barely decent. High waisted and skinny? To me, that was the greatest fashion faux pas of all time.

Obviously, not everyone back then had such a narrow idea of what constitutes a good pair of pants. However, there’s a tendency that we seem to have as a culture to get tunnel-vision on one style. When I was in junior high, it was low-rise flares. When I hit high school, it was high-waisted and skinny. Sure, the movers and shakers of the fashion world

Going Back to Fashion Basics Dress to Impress

indexWhether it’s an interview, first day at work or first date, there are times when you want to look your very best. You need to be classy, smart and polished. However, it can be difficult to choose an outfit that looks and feels great. Sometimes, it’s best to go back to the fashion basics.

The Items Every Girl’s Wardrobe Needs

Great Underwear – it doesn’t have to be expensive, but make sure your lingerie fits! A well-fitting bra can completely change the appearance of your outfit whilst your choice of underwear or shapewear will create the perfect figure under your clothes.

The Accessories – accessories can make or break the perfect outfit and are often the first thing that people will notice about the way you dress. Handbags and leather purses are more than just somewhere to stash your must-have items; they are also one of the biggest fashion statements there is.

Shoes – whichever height you prefer to wear, they should be clean and polished. It doesn’t matter too much if they’re not the height of fashion as long as they are comfortable. Don’t waste money on

What Do I Wear to my On Campus Job

qWelcome to the latest edition of Ask CF! Every two weeks, we select a reader fashion question and answer it here on the site. Do you have a specific fashion question for us? Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn how to send it our way!

Ask CF Question

I recently was hired to be an office assistant in one of the campus dorms (at Eastern Michigan University, no less!!). I’m super excited, but super stumped about what to wear that’s both comfortable and on trend for class, and appropriate for my dorm office job. I’m allowed to wear jeans and dresses, but I have to be “grandma appropriate” since I’ll be helping new students and their parents during move in. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much!

Pam of the College “Office”

Our Response

Dear “Pam”,

First of all, congratulations on your new Office Assistant Position! My best friend was an OA when she lived in the dorms at Eastern, and she loved it! However, I do understand the confusion of what you should wear to an on-campus job.

It’s tricky. You want to look