The 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
Hijabs 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
Compression 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.
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
Do 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
We 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:
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.
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
I 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
The 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
The 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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I 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
Whether 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
Welcome 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!
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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”
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