It is quite a confusing task for a parent to find the right pair of eyeglasses for their child. Most of the children generally try to avoid prescription eyeglasses for the fear that it may change they appearance and their friends might tease them. If you did not buy a good pair then your child will never wear the glasses. Therefore, it is very important to find a suitable trendy pair so that your child gets fascinated to wear the spectacles.
In the past some years, the world of spectacle frames have over went lots of changes, manufacturing are now coming up with lots of durable designer frames, colourful glasses at affordable rates. These eyeglasses so trendy that you kids will love to wear these glasses. Moreover, the frames are designed as per child's comfort and compatibility.
Usually, children like cool, fashionable frames and lens no matter of what quality it is. But parents should need to ensure that the quality of the eyeglasses should be of top class and its vision should be correct as prescribed. In order to compliment and encourage your child to wear prescription eyeglasses a pair of photo chromic lenses will do the trick.
Besides, trendy frame, chromic lenses parents should also consider the material. Eyeglasses come in two main materials - plastic and metal. Before buying check if your child is allergic to any of these material. Both plastic and metal are durable but the cost of metal frames may be a bit expensive. In case of lens, plastic is more preferred than glass lenses because glasses are fragile and it may dangerous for them. These days, polycarbonate lenses are available in the market, these lenses are lighter, thinner and durable in comparison with conventional plastic lenses, but the price can be a bit higher.
Parents should also consider the bridge, the part that lies on the nose. As children have smaller nose, it does not allow the eyeglasses to fit on the nose. However, metal frames are usually made with a tight fit or with adjustable nose pads to help with this issue.
Since child may break the spectacles more often, consider opting for warranty. This will help you replace or repair the eyeglasses at low cost. Make sure the lens warranty includes a replacement provision as scratched lenses can cause glare and blurred vision, putting your child's eyes at risk.
Also, if your child wear glasses full time and cannot function without his or her glasses consider keeping a back up spectacles in case of emergency.
Not everyone is able to afford themselves the latest designer Spring-Summer dresses for 2012. But everyone can look stylish and beautiful in any clothing. The trick to looking your best through any season is knowing how to style yourself. When it comes to appearance, one must look beyond the trendy clothes and actually think about how you could represent your perception through your body. This means moulding your hair, face, and every inch of your physique into a chic form of art.
One of the most important tips when dressing yourself is to think about what your activities will be for the day, and matching it with what you wear. If you're doing something athletic, it would be best if you put on one that allows movement from all angles. For this, you have the choice of going with a skirt, shorts or jersey pants. To narrow down your options, you must also consider where you are going and who you're meeting. See, if you are doing something athletic for just a while and then going out with friends for drinks afterwards, you'd want something that would enable you to move and yet adapt seamlessly as a day and night time ensemble. Then, you'd end up with a pair of shorts. But then, if the weather is a bit cold, you might want to take a trench coat with you for protection.
Additionally, you also have to think about how you can complement your garment with accessories. As a trendsetter, you should never be afraid to accentuate your body. But what you have to remember is to choose only one area of focus. If you have these gorgeous chandelier earrings you'd like to wear, then leave your neck bare and minimalize on your extremities. If you'd like to wear layers of bangles, the same thing applies with the rest of your body. Always pay attention to cut, texture, color and contrast. If you have a loud or busy patterned outfit on, you should not contradict its effects with an intricate jewellery piece. If you are wearing something that shows off your legs and arms, place your add ons on that area, for example, for your legs, you could wear anklets. If you are wearing something that's pastel, don't drown your ornaments out by choosing something of a different color. You might believe that wearing pink over pink is cute - it's actually very tacky.
Then, you have to consider your personal sensibility - how you feel, and what you want to appear like. That way, you can translate it through your outfits. See, it takes a certain level of comfort and confidence to pull off ensembles and make them look good, despite them being out of fashion. If you do not believe in what you are wearing, then you will not look good, even in expensive, trendy clothes. You could wear a vintage dress or fishnet stocking, regardless of what the fashion experts' advice are, and still make yourself look chic. All you need to do is identify yourself with the clothes, and you will wear them perfectly. Dresses for 2012 will be all about the Dragon colors, bold prints and classic-modern twists. But even with just jeans and a T-shirt, you can bet you'll still look fabulous if you follow the aforementioned tips.
Making a style statement with fashion accessories takes very little effort at all. Both women's and men's fashion accessories can be used to great effect whether you are looking to stand out from the crowd or just to compliment your existing style. The sort of accessories you buy will most likely be down to your personal tastes and how much money you have to spend so we're going to just talk about a few different ideas.
Accessories for women are very common and there is a huge selection available. Jewellery of course is one of the favourites and can be used to make a style statement with great effect. They say that diamonds are a girl's best friend and they make a great choice. Diamond encrusted jewellery of any kind gives a woman a rich, sophisticated look which is great if that is the look you are going for.
Handbags are another popular choice for women. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be a great way to express your style. Designer brands such as Paul's Boutique often display large logos across the side of their bags. This ensures that everyone who sees it knows what brand it is and that you are stylish and trendy enough to be carrying it.
Some brands of designer watches make a point of being a fashion statement. D&G is a very obvious example. Many of their pieces display their logo in large gold letters on the front. The same can be said for some men's watches but usually for different reasons. A man's watch will usually be judged on how stylish it is by the size and other factors like how many sub-dials it has. Of course the brand is still important though.
The world of men's fashion accessories is a little sparser than the women's but there is still a lot on offer. In addition to watches that we already mentioned jewellery can often be used. Things like thick gold chains and sovereign rings can be worn if you are looking to achieve the 'bling' look.
Professional men often look to bags as fashion accessories. Messenger bags have become more and more popular over the last few years. High quality leather messenger bags give a very up market and professional look. Similarly, men might want to focus on their wallet. A nice designer leather wallet makes a much better impression on onlookers than an old sports wallet that is falling apart.
One of the most important things to remember when choosing fashion accessories is to be sure that they match the rest of your style. If you buy accessories that don't match your clothing choices you will most likely just look silly so choose wisely!
Emo fashion can be characterized by big hair, heavy makeup, and a distinct style of dress. Often androgynous, with bright colours and eye-catching fashions, it's a look like no other. This style can be easily achieved with the right pieces and an edgy hairstyle.
Big hair is what it's all about. One of the most common hairstyles is dark or very pale hair that is cut in layers that are shorter on top, with long layers underneath. The short layers are at the crown of the head, falling to around the ears, and are teased out to create the shape, with the longer layers straightened with a flat iron to hang down past the shoulders.
Often you'll find streaks of bright colours such as pink, blue, or green layered into the bangs and the back of the longer layers starting at the nape of the neck. Also popular with this style is a patterned stripe of alternating blonde or white on the coloured streaks, resembling a feather. Sometimes this pattern is switched out for a cheetah print or any other pattern desired.
The heavy makeup favoured with this look often depends on heavy eyeliner, with a pale pink or neutral lip.
Eye shadow and eyeliner are kept either black or a very dark shade, with the eye shadow drawn out to the brow bone, and the eyeliner used to create points at the corners of the eye, making it pop from the face. Eyeliner is also applied in an equally thick line under the eye.
Emo clothing follows a few general rules, while allowing for unique style to come through.
Dark colours and layers are favoured, with flat shoes, often Converse All-Star. The style for women includes t-shirts and tank tops layered together, skirts and leggings that come down to a Capri length, and sometimes eclectic pieces such a tutus. Pink and black are the main colours, with some variation thrown in. Also popular are ties and graphic tees, brightly patterned or white belts, and black jeans.
For men's Emo clothing, the style is similar but includes more graphic tees and tight slim fit or skinny jeans worn low on the hips, and v-neck shirts.
Jewellery for this look is wristbands and lots of bracelets, particularly those with stripe patterns, metal studs, or jelly bracelets. Facial piercings on the lips and the eyebrows and the upper ears are popular, often worn in combination. Earrings are often big and bright. Choker necklaces are often worn, as well as layered longer necklaces.
With a few key pieces and the right hairstyle, Emo fashion is an easy look to achieve. The trademark pieces paired with individual style are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
Nowadays, on the streets of any city it is possible to come across young people clothed sharply different from the casually-dressed representatives of their age group or middle-aged men in suits and ties. Some would complement their dressing etiquette, possibly with the use of slang; to others it would seem just another branch of youth culture; and some would consider it an abomination of fashion and wonder when their neighbourhood started turning into a ghetto. So what are the main features of urban clothing?
It is possible to apply familiar terminology to this style, which is also known as hip hop fashion; such clothes in some distant way imitate two-piece and three-piece outfits. The upper part can be represented by either a sweater or a T-shirt. The tones vary depending on the person's preference, and can range from plain white to a mix of any colours. Additionally, it can depict a representation of the particular culture like an image of a rapper or have an allegorical expression sown on it. Pants are traditionally of dark or dark-blue colour, big, and might give the impression of hanging somewhat loosely. Jeans too are a variation of the style. The outfit can be made complete with the third item, a jacket, although it is not a necessity. Its length varies, and can almost reach knee level. The jacket is usually worn unzipped.
There are other articles of clothing firmly associated with this fashion. Few people go out of their houses without shoes on. In urban clothing sneakers are the norm. Whether it is just a walk, a game of ball, or break dancing, sneakers have proven themselves as the most comfortable type of shoes. Just as in the case of sweatshirts, taste decides the colour of footwear. The head can be crowned with a cap. Unlike a baseball player, a follower of hip hop fashion often wears it with the skip turned backwards or sideways.
Of course, this style even has its own jewellery. It is possible to see the adherents of the fashion wear chains, which play this role, around their necks or wrists. The metallic nature of the chains depends on the amount of money the owner was willing to invest into his dress decorations. It is not uncommon to have golden or even platinum chains, but at the same time, ones made out of ordinary metal are an acceptable substitute.
All in all, diverging perceptions aside, hip-clothing is still a genre of modern-day fashion. Also, a look at it reveals a major aspect-like other styles, it is prone to variation.
If you're looking to accentuate a stylish look, fashion jewellery could be the perfect solution. From bangles to necklaces, there is a huge array of potential choices that can make your style stand out from the crowd.
Bangles and Bracelets.
If you want to complete a simple summer look, why not try bangles or bracelets? Large wooden bangles finish off a bohemian summer dress style perfectly, while thin metal bracelets give a subtle elegance to evening style choices. If you're an avid festival goer, retain your entry bands with pride. At the end of summer a wrist covered in various bands perfects an alternative look.
Underused but effective: Watches are an individual way to complete a look. A sophisticated thin gold watch fits an evening dinner, while bigger, bolder plastic watches suggest a playful style. Try matching a coloured plastic watch with skate shoes or sports trainers for a cute, flirty style.
A firm favourite: Necklaces can accentuate a range of fashion styles. With a plunge neckline, try a matinee or opera necklace. These long styles of necklace will emphasise your plunge and add a touch of class to any style. If you're looking for a subtle choice, try a choker. Chokers add a subtle emphasis while not detracting from the rest of your outfit. If you're looking to complete a summer look, try a lariat necklace. Lariat necklaces with their length and loop style are perfect for summer festivals and street wear.
Similar to necklaces, pendants can add character and reveal a little of yourself through your style. If you're geek chic try a retro pendant; miniature glasses always work well. If you want to complete a vintage look, use a clock pendant. Clock pendants can be found in a range of sizes and styles, but my favourite is a small ornate clock, embellished with beautiful design. Pendants are incredibly versatile so don't restrict them to your neck wear; A great range of earring pendants are available, so use them as you see fit!
If you don't want to take focus from what you're wearing, earrings are ideal. With so many to choose from it is really up to you to see what works with your outfit. For subtlety, choose a stud style earring, or for the ostentatious, try a dangle earring. In summer, dangle earrings are great for accentuating a simple style, and in winter stud earrings can complete a look with elegance.
Remember to let your style speak for yourself, and always choose the right fashion jewellery to match your character.
"I want your boots, your clothes, and your motorcycle" to quote Arnie as the Terminator. He was right to steal the clothes from the biker, because motorcycle clothing is an essential consideration.
The absolutely critical thing to consider of motorcycle clothing is its safety. It is no good to be wearing jeans and a t-shirt, or thin jacket while on a motorbike. The harsh truth is that if, although hopefully not, you have an accident, these clothes will not protect you well at all.
Your head is the most important part of you to protect, in case of an accident, therefore a helmet is the most important piece of your equipment. Go to a local equipment shop and try one on, try ten on, try them all on until you find one that fits properly. It should not slip around when your head moves, even when it is unbuckled and should also be comfortable to wear for long periods of time. You can use a spoon to press down the foam a fraction if a helmet is otherwise a perfect fit, but it is important not to compromise in this area. Consider also visors - tinted visors can reduce visibility but will also help reduce glare from the sun. Consider carrying spares in a saddlebag so you can always be wearing the optimum type.
Once this is done, you can consider proper clothing. Looking good is obviously important but seeing as you're on a motorbike, you're going to be moving fast and hard to see clearly. Special motorbike leather jackets are tanned for strength and are much thicker than 'normal' leather jackets. Riding leathers should also be reasonably snug, because loose clothing can cause rashes or chafing. If the best quality leathers you can find aren't your favourite colour, never mind - your safety is crucial!
Textile gear is also available but my personal preference is for leather due to the increased levels of protection that it offers.
Boots are quite simple to get fitted properly - after all, I am sure you have bought shoes before and the process is essentially the same. One thing to consider is the weather of the environment you will ride in. Do you need your boots to be warm or breathable or waterproof, etc.?
It is always worth splashing out a little extra on more expensive equipment, to get an extra safety feature because you only have one life and motorcycles are an inherently dangerous mode of transport, as I am sure you know. Safe riding!
If you're a man who wants to dress well, you're going to need to go beyond the basics. That's right, you'll need to get some accessories. Not like purses or earrings though; you need accessories for men. But before you do that, you'll need to know some basics.
First thing that every man needs are some belts. Not a single belt, you need multiple belts. Why? Because your belt needs to match your shoes, and you also need more than one pair of shoes. The standard is three belts; a black one to go with black shoes, a brown one to go with brown shoes, and a casual one to go with sporty shoes.
If you want to look good and classy, you'll also buy yourself a watch. Not some cheap watch you can get at Wal-Mart. You're going to get a fancy watch, either leather or metal, and you want it to look expensive. If you're buying a watch for less than 100 dollars, you're buying the wrong watch.
If you wear formal clothing often enough, you should look into buying some cuff links. These are used to tighten the sleeve of a dress shirt around the wrist, and it looks a lot better than using buttons. And that's the point of getting these men's accessories, right? Looking good.
You also want to be prepared for any kind of weather. If it's cold outside, let's hope you have a nice looking pair of gloves. I'm not talking about ridiculous snow-gloves, you need some fancy, quality, leather gloves that restrict the movement of your fingers as little as possible. A scarf is another thing that a lot of men wear to keep warm when the weather is cold. Matching your scarf to your shirt can really make you stand out as a fashionable guy.
And if it's raining, you'll need an umbrella. There is nothing fashionable and formal for a man that has a hood attached. If you live somewhere with a lot of rain, invest in a quality, black umbrella, preferably one that can folded into a compact size when not in use. Nothing other than black is acceptable.
There's more to look into, of course, like glasses, pocket watches, even some necklaces and rings, but if you own all of the above, you have a good set of accessories for men. If you don't, then you should probably get to it!
There are many types of fashion jewellery accessories. Some of these accessories are more expensive than others depending on the maker of such jewellery. To be fashionable, you should choose the kind of jewellery that you is suitable for your age, personality and appropriate for the occasion worn. Some jewelleries are classic as they do not go out of fashion and styles. The size of earrings worn should be proportionate to the face size of the wearer.
These are some of the types of earrings jewellery, hoop earrings, drop, button earrings, and stud and chandelier earrings. Costume jewelleries are not as expensive as any type of unusual material can be used in making some of them. There are silver and gold plated costume jewellery, others are made of wood, plastic or shells. These are the type of accessories that can look trendy as well as fun to wear while at the same time look cheap or fake.
The types of fashion jewellery that are expensive are called fine jewelleries. These fine jewelleries are made of silver, platinum or gold. Most fine jewelleries are made of precious or semiprecious stones. It is always advisable to buy this kind of jewellery from a jeweller that is reputable. There is some jewellery that imitates fine jewelleries, but they are not as expensive.
You can create optical illusions with any type of fashion jewellery. A slender neck can be made wider or a thick neck made slender. Some jewellery can be used with casual or sport wear. Make sure that the weight and texture of the jewellery you wear complements the garment's weight and texture. Other accessories such as cuff links can be used in place of buttons on the shirt's wrist. Lapel pins are worn on the lapel of any shirt's buttonhole. These are the kind of jewellery that are used for specific occasions or when they are in fashion.
The most used fashion jewelleries include, necklaces. Under necklaces there are medallion, locket, bib, choker, pendant, chain, lariat and multi-strand necklaces. These are the types of bracelets, cuff bracelets, I.D. bracelets, bangle, hinged, charm bracelets. Rings should be proportionate to the hand. Large hands should wear heavy bracelet. These are the types of rings, cluster rings, solitaire, dome rings, wedding and engagement rings, adjustable, and cocktail rings.
Semiprecious stones which are next to precious gems include amethyst, aquamarine, turquoise, topaz, garnet among others. Precious stones are known for their rarity and durability, this include ruby, diamond, emerald and sapphire. These are beautiful fashion jewellery accessories of all time.
The beauty of wearing a dress is that it suits all occasions. Whether you are wearing a tailored dress or a simple little black dress, it can be suited to fit your needs. You do not need to buy the most expensive dress on the rack; all you need is to transform what you already have. By using fashion accessories you can feel confident in what you are wearing.
I have more accessories then I do dresses. I make my accessories make my outfit. By tailoring your accessories I choose to be dressed-up or dressed-down. If I have a day event to go to but need a more formal approach for evening, I do not change my whole outfit but rather bring with me a few key pieces of accessories. This can be as simple as changing out my shoes and putting on a nice necklace and earring.
For a more dress-up appearance, consider wear drop down earrings, chandelier earrings or a simple pearl earring. Think about pulling your hair up into a twist or a chignon with a beautiful hair clip. Make good choices on your shoes. It can be a high heel or low, which ever you choose, make sure they are comfortable, as there is nothing worse than that painful blister.
Use a small purse or a clutch bag is much classier then "the big purse". If you are wearing a tailored dress a scarf is a nice accessory to wear to soften the look of all those tailored lines. A pin can make a dress make a statement. If you only have a black dress sitting in your closet, but are thinking of a fun fresh look, choose more colourful accessories. Then at night time choose the more reserve, classic pieces.
For a more dress-down appearance you can consider hoop earrings or ones that are more fun and colourful. If you choose to wear a necklace, this is where you can let your personality shine. There are a lot of great necklaces out there in all different styles that can make or break an outfit. Your hair can be in a simple braid or consider wearing a nice sunhat with your chosen dress. Sandals or low heels would be appropriate.
In the end, it is all about being true to you. Feel confident in what you wear and trust me people will take notice. Make your personality be said through the fashion accessories that you choose. Take the dress you have and have fun with it, then sit back and enjoy all those compliments that will be coming your way.
I do not agree with everything stylists and fashion writers say we should do and wear.
From my local library, I picked up an old copy of Oprah Magazine. It was the August 2010 issue and this time, I do agree with O's Creative Director, Adam Glassman. Well, I agree with one sentence. In the article, Bargain Outfits, he said that clothes and accessories just need to fit well and make you feel beautiful.
I believe that advice applies to women, whatever our clothing budget or spur-of-the-moment spending is.
Here, for business and professional women over 40, are my views on how to make fit, feel and price work for you as modern dressing skills.
Clothes that do not fit well and look good on you are a waste of money and create negative energy in your life. There is one proviso. If it can be altered to fit perfectly and you have the alterations done, that turns a negative into a positive. Leather shoes will stretch. Leather shoes that are too small will not stretch far enough to be comfortable. Yes, I write that sentence from vain experience. Boxy jackets, skirts at an aging length, too revealing necklines, dolman or batwing sleeves that widen your upper body are all examples of poor fit.
Learn what styles suit your body shape. Reveal or suggest rather than hide your feminine curves. Go for effortless comfort rather than painful vanity. Use the secret weapon of shapewear to look fabulous when the occasion is important to you.
There is no point buying clothes unless you feel beautiful wearing them. Clothes are about lifting your energy when you put them on. They are also about the happy memories you associate with u wearing those clothes. If you feel old, dowdy or unhappy in your current clothes, it is time to learn more about today's modern styles and how to wear them.
Sometimes we persist with annoying and uncomfortable things in clothes that could easily be fixed. Cut off that scratchy, annoying label; find a camisole to wear under that revealing top and replace or remove trims and buttons you do not like.
The material and its texture also have to look and feel beautiful to you when you wear it. If your wardrobe is full of same old, same old materials, go out and explore new materials and new styles. Imagine opening your wardrobe and thinking - How do I want my clothes to feel on me today? Then choose to fill your wardrobe with clothes and accessories that make you look and feel beautiful.
Top Dollar or Bargain Price
No matter how much we earn or have, we women all love a bargain. It is a bargain if it looks good on you; if it is modern in style and if it can be worn a few different ways with other clothes and/or accessories. It is not a bargain if you are restricted to only one way of wearing it.
You can make a cheap item look fantastic and more upmarket with quality accessories. Alternatively a quality classic item can look fantastic with cheap accessories as long as the accessories truly reflect your personality.
Top brands can be found at discount outlets, discount retailers, special sales or upmarket second-hand shops. The trick is to buy modern or evergreen classics that have a touch of difference. These will stay stylish for years.
This then is my expanded view on Adam Glassman's article. I believe that dressing well is fit, feel and how you put it all together.
Not much time left now until the class of 2012 graduates. But what with exams and dissertation deadlines, not many students have had time to focus on planning their graduation ball outfits in advance. Thankfully, this means fashionable suits and dresses are still in stock. If you buy an outfit now, you're still in for a good deal.
Find out what's big in formal wear for the 2012 graduation season. Learn how you can ensure you receive the right amount of attention and compliments at your ball. Nail your outfit with this nifty guide.
Men's Graduation Outfits
Men's tailoring has seen classic shapes return to the limelight in the jacket and blazer department. Both single and double-breasted styles are considered in this season. You can definitely dare to veer away from the classic black and navy colour range this season, however. Grey tones are considered very trendy this year.
Look for tailored jackets with distinct lapels in contrasting colours or fabrics. This is a simple yet effective outfit element that lets you get away without accessorising (yes, men can and should accessorise too).
Tailored trousers have arrived in new shapes, including the drop-crotch. The slim fit is this year's winning shape. Team your jacket and trousers with a shirt in an adventurous colour rather than the traditional white dinner shirt. Both block colours and tame patterns are suitable for formal occasions. As you're young you can get away with more smart casual than full on formal clothing.
To stand out from the crowd, carefully accessorise your outfit. If you've chosen a jacket or blazer with a breast pocket, wear a scarf or handkerchief in it, with a triangular fold hanging over the side. For an expensive-looking element, add cufflinks to your outfit. To finish off, choose a pair of smart patent shoes. A touch of fun is to wear coloured socks. Make sure these don't contrast with your shirt.
Women's Graduation Outfits
Ladies can take inspiration from the red carpet hits at the recent Cannes Film Festival. Women's formal wear is bold and adventurous this season. Think bright colours, patterns and extravagant fabrics. Many styles are short like cocktail dresses, but the maxi dress craze continues too.
Shapes have been inspired by vintage fashion, particularly 1920s flapper dresses, and 1950s and 1960s dresses. Think cult TV shows Mad Men and Pan Am for historical inspiration.
The season's trends suit all body shapes. Cinched waists look great on fuller figured fashionistas to show off their curves. Straight cuts are great for thin female graduands.
Accessorise liberally. However, if you have chosen a dress embellished with sequins, studs or other elements, be careful not to overdo it. A sparkly dress paired with sparkly shoes could be a sparkle overkill. The best approach is to stick with either a neutral dress and very noticeable shoes, or vice versa.
Womens dresses look great worn with a shawl to keep you warm throughout the evening. Throw it lightly over your shoulders. Alternatively, invest in a feminine cardigan or fitted jacket.
Last but not least, choose a spectacular clutch to finish off the look. Make sure it's big enough form money, make-up and your camera or smart phone.