What to wear for a night out and look awesome!

Had a tough week going into the weekend? What better way to unwind than a rocking night out plan? Nothing could be more relaxing. The thought of letting down your hair and being in great company works magic. All of a sudden, feelings of wellbeing fill you. And then there’s the dampener! What to wear for a night out? Of course this is an eternal worry for girls most of the time. You might have the best outfit ideas app at your disposal too. For example, an app like Chicisimo. Not only can it give you ideas, it also acts as your closet app.

And why, pray, would you need an app to manage your wardrobe? This is because in spite of ‘nothing to wear’, we do have a whole lot. And many a time, it is a task to retrieve exactly what you are looking for. And before you know there is a deadline looming.

So, what to wear for a night out? Here is an attempt to answer your question in totality.

Keep in mind the weather

A lot of what to wear for a night out depends on the weather. Now surely, that is a no-brainer! In general, this is how most of you pick an outfit. Every outfit ideas app provides options to sort your stuff weather-wise. All of us go through a tedious exercise at the turn of seasons. Yeah, the change from winter clothes to summer ones. And vice versa. It is a good idea to update your closet app every time. This is how your problems of finding the right outfit get addressed.

A chic night out outfit by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Now onto the right clothes for a night out based on weather.

Summer night out

Summers are a blessing, really! You can go all out and explore every single idea. So much so, that your outfit ideas app might have its hands full. Bring out the plunging necklines and explore every form and fabric. The cottons, the minis, the wild shorts. Really, anything does! And for the party look, you can go as shiny and OTT as you want to be. Let your closet app help you nail the party look. Off shoulder outfits look particularly fetching in this season. And one-shoulder dresses are killer.

How about picking out crop tops from your wardrobe? If you have the abs to flaunt, these are perfect for summer night outs. Whites are meant for summer. They really are, girls! And the beauty of a white dress/top lies in that it can be worn with any colour. In fact, lacy outfits in white or sheer panels on your dress can stun any party.

A summer night out outfit by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Winter night out

Planning a rendezvous in winter? You need not worry that you will lower the fashion bar. Contrary to what you feel or fear, winters provide classy ideas to spruce up fashion. Needless to say, you need to bring out the best coats right now. Take a peek into your closet app to know under which category they are stored. These apps are a Godsend in such times. In fact you can actually go through the motions virtually first. In other words, choose your look and finalize it first on the app. Also get your outfit ideas app working for you. Soon you will be abuzz with ideas to dress yourself up. 

Winter means layers, and more layers. That is the only way you will survive a night out. A frozen girl in the latest dress is no fun, really! But then, layering need not be a challenge. After your inners are addressed, pick trendy sweater and heavy jeans for a casual night out. Next, bring on the best woollen scarves to wrap around you cosily. A lined trench coat or a faux-fur lined leather long coat will add to your look immensely. 

A total black outfit for winter by Chicisimo outfit planner app

In case you are headed for a romantic date and need to be more feminine, a faux leather top would look great. And it would suit the weather more. Velvet long dresses with faux fur throws also work great. Your footwear needs apt attention too. Keeping your pins cosy is a must. High boots of course come to the rescue every time, and are stylish to boot. Literally, haha! Consult an outfit ideas app for best options. Remember though, that you will always need to layer.

What kind of company you will keep

A lot of what you wear for a night out is dictated by whom you will be with. In other words, the company you will keep. For example, if it is a wild night out with your girl gang you dress a certain way. On the other hand, if you are planning an intimate night out, it will be different. You need to give thought to this while deciding your look.

A elegant night out outfit by Chicisimo outfit planner app

You are only limited by your imagination when going for a girls’ night out. From wrap dresses to the ever trusted jeans and top look, anything goes. Midi dresses with buttons running all the way down look fabulous. And they are super comfortable too. Accessorize your night out look appropriately to add to it. Chunky jewellery will go wonderfully with casual night outs. It is advisable to keep the footwear comfortable. After all you will be on your feet for long hours.

On the other hand, if you are out for a romantic date, dress differently. A soft and feminine look would be a better choice. How much your neckline plunges or how short your skirt is depends on the degree of intimacy. Remember it is always better to err on the classier side.

A romantic night out outfit by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Chicisimo is a wonderful closet app that helps you in all aspects of dressing up. From choosing the right outfits to physically locating them, they assist in everything. Make sure you have one on your phone. Surely your ‘what to wear for a night out’ conundrum has been addressed above. Check out Chicisimo, your outfit ideas app, regularly, for latest trends. You can download Chicisimo  here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). No more waiting now girls! The night is all yours.

The most memorable outfits of Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City

This one is going to be a challenge surely. To list or rank the most memorable outfits of Carrie Bradshaw is a humongous task. And nobody who has been a fan of Sex and the City will ask why. She redefined fashion and took it to a new level altogether. The best thing was how seamlessly each seemed to blend into the show. Through all the six seasons and the movie, her choice of wardrobe was the talking point. Huge kudos to her outfit planner Patricia Fields for this, as well.

Girls having fun at Sex and the City

Most viewers have been left starry-eyed with her array of outfits. Surely searches have been made on Chicisimo and other fashion apps for inspiration. And replication too, of course! Her signature tutu and fur coats became the focus of every outfit planner. As a result ladies planned changes in their wardrobe staples too.

It is tough to enumerate the memorable outfits of Carrie Bradshaw easily. These defined an era, a slice of time. Her outfits were conversation starters and continue to be so. Fashion houses became more famous for being worn by her. Many watched the shows for inspiration for their wardrobe. For the sake of fashion and to honour her sense of style, it is worth making the attempt though.

Here the most memorable outfits of Carrie Bradshaw:

The tutu

She quite made this her own, did she not? The tutu and Carrie are often mentioned in the same breath. Surprisingly she did not wear it except in the opening credits. Oh yes, also in the movie. But such was the impact that it stayed in everyone’s minds. Have you tried one yet? Ask your outfit planner app if your body type supports this look. You may then go all out and indulge.

Carrie Bradshaw wearing her tutu outfit

Black crop top

An entirely new spin to the classic LBD look was her little black crop top look. The gorgeous but simple look was completed with a pleated skirt. The bare midriff, washboard and beautiful, stays emblazoned on collective memory. Carrie Bradshaw completely nailed the look here.

Carrie Bradshaw wearing a black crop top

Madonna look

Carrie Bradshaw sported the Madonna look in her 80s. No one goes for this today but this was a rage back then. An outfit planner app would go all out designing looks based on Madonna. Check out her broad leather belts and OTT hairdo. Also the accessories she sported were typically Madonna. Might not be in sync with present tastes, but memorable indeed.

Carrie Bradshaw wearing a Madonna inspired look

The white dress

Oozing class, Carrie Bradshaw’s white dress in the SATC movie has become iconic. It is available on many sites. You can check out Chicisimo as well for suggestions on how to own this look. It is a testimony to what simple lines and cut can do to a dress. People actually made it a point to add this to their wardrobe. Even if just for keepsake. So much so that Halston Heritage became a famous name overnight. They designed this iconic dress after all.

Girl wearing a basic white dress

Roof top party

In an entirely different avatar, she is seen having a wild time at a roof top party. An unusual colour combination stood out in her outfit here. Adding to this was the flower accessory on her dress. With her hot pants and plunging neckline, she literally let her hair down. Go on, plan this look and get adventurous in your wardrobe picks.

Girls from Sex and the city in a roof top party

Green in Paris

Do not go green at her beautiful choice of dress here. The colour and the design of this outfit rules minds and hearts to this day. You can actually find replicas online. And then get your outfit planner app to carve out the right look for you. The whole look was soft and touching to anyone who has watched SATC.

Carrie Bradshaw wearing her green tutu in Paris

Skating dress

Among the most beautiful creations by Patricia Fields was Carrie’s skating dress. Completely OTT and doing what is never done while ice skating. Who dresses like so for skating? Well, Carrie did, and she even had a cigarette dangling from her fingers. And the look was super chic as always. A short skating dress with broad belt topped with a white front open coat, just wow!

Wearing a chic outfit for skating

Flower on dress

For a large part of SATC in seasons 2 and 3, Patricia Fields chose to put flowers on dresses. In fact these outfits became quite the rage. The trick lay in keeping the outfit simple. In fact very uncluttered and toned down. And then suddenly, a big flower on one side to steal the show. This look worked on many outfit choices of hers. For example, there was the look of hers in a one-shouldered black dress. Aside from the fact that she was looking stunning is the oversized white flower on the shoulder. The whole outfit stands out from the rest of her looks because of that floral addition.

Carrie Bradshaw wearing her iconic white dress

Opera dress

Her navy blue embellished outfit for her Opera outing remains a memorable one too. With a deep square neckline, it created a dramatic effect. It was simple lines with swishy borders, adding a touch of utter femininity. Have you considered adding this look to your wardrobe? Remember all you will need is confidence to stride out and make a statement.

The perfect Opera dress

This is a topic in fashion that one can go on and on about. After all it is an attempt at listing memorable outfits of Carrie Bradshaw. Listed above are just a few of many. Don’t you feel like watching the re-runs all over again, right now? One can find most of her iconic outfits online. Chicisimo has similar outfit ideas too. You can download Chicisimo  here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). What are your favourite looks and how would you list them?

7 tips for sales shopping you need to follow! Pay attention!

The best four-letter word for a woman, like ever- S.A.L.E! It does things to your mind, right? You just want to go out there and grab everything you can lay hands on. However much you want to do that, hold your horses for a while. Be clever, be smart, and do sales shopping! That ought to be the mantra for each of you ladies out there. After all, what better way is there to upscale your wardrobe? To say nothing of stocking up on trends dictated by Chicisimo! You can download Chicisimo  here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). However, it is better to know how to make the best of sales shopping too. Find below 7 tips for sales shopping that have been gleaned from various sources.

This is because once the sales season descends; it is tough to keep up with the deluge. On the one hand, there is your outfit planner giving suggestions. In addition there are things you have always wanted but were too pricey. Let the confusion get sorted once and for all.

What are the best 7 tips for sales shopping? Find some important tips listed below in no particular order:

Compare prices

Keep in mind that not all stores have the same products at same prices. Consequently it is wise to do a scan first of what is going around. For example, you might be on the lookout for a pair of red leather boots your outfit planner recommended. You will find the same pair at different stores on different discounts. Why should you lose out on this? Make sure the product in both cases is in top shape and then take a call. This happens many a time. It is advisable to utilice the first few days of sale to ascertain best deals. You can then jump into the shopping mode.

Best prices and better prices

Plan your trip

One important tip of a sales shopping outing is to plan well. When you list out your requirements, think where you can get them all without too much travel. In other words, visit a mall or a shopping arcade which has sales shopping on and all the stores too. You may then pick up things on your list at one go. There might be myriad things on your list. From groceries to lingerie, everything might be on sale at some particular time. Not only can your trip get easier, you save on time too.

Girl happy while shopping

Go online

If you count upon virtual fashion apps like Chicisimo to guide you, you are an online person. In effect this means you are internet-savvy. Why not extend this trait to online shopping? Some of the best sales shopping platforms are hosted online. Not only do you have the comfort of armchair shopping but also get the best deals. In fact online sales shopping offers are to be found year round. Here too you need to trawl through similar portals and find best deals. Choose platforms that are renowned and well-known. After all online frauds are the order of the day. Sites that have https web addresses are to be strictly visited. These offer a measure of security to online deals. Also make sure you know the return/replacement policies when shopping online. 

Girl doing online sale shopping

Pick classics

One of the most effective among 7 tips for sales shopping is to choose classics. They never go out of fashion. On the contrary, they are wardrobe essentials. Say for example, something like an LBD. You do not need an outfit planner to tell you how fashionable they are. Another one is the white shirt. You might be lusting after a new one to add to your collection. Go for one as soon as sales begin. It will serve you for years to come. Similarly for bags too. These are essentials in all seasons. If you get your hands on some classic pieces on sale, there’s nothing like it. Jeans fit into the classics category too. As does a trench or a leather jacket. These endure all fashion storms and stay put. You cannot go wrong with these.

Girl buying sales shopping

Catch end of season sales

A cardinal rule of sales shopping is to pick things off season. With a change of seasons, type of clothes change. In view of this, and also limited space, stores put up such sales. Consult your outfit planner and go about stocking up your wardrobe now. For example, beautiful leather boots or heavy woollen coats that you just cannot stand in summer. But winter will be around in some months. And these will shoot up in price. Same goes for classic summer wear. Cool cotton outfits or tops can be picked up in off season. With this in mind, plan around end of season sales. You will get the best deals. Your outfit planner will be able to plan for awesome looks in the coming season. 

Girls going on sales shopping

Stay on a budget

Very important to fix a budget in mind before stepping out. Why, you ask? Well ladies, don’t you know yourselves well enough? The SALE word can make you go berserk. In order to avoid humungous credit card numbers, tell yourself you have a limitation. In fact credit cards can be quite dangerous. It is better you go out with cash so that once that is over, you stop wardrobe expansion plans. Think of how best to deal with yourself and go ahead.

Girl deciding the budget for sales shopping

Make a list

Like stated at the very beginning, be smart while going for sales shopping. It is so easy to lose way and pick up unnecessary things. Target particular sales around the year. Now make a list of all things you have seen on Chicisimo that you have wanted. Having a list is a great way of going sales shopping and mall hopping. You stay on track and pick things right. This does not rule out wayward picks though. Go out with your wardrobe priorities in mind.

Girl making a list

Hopefully these 7 tips for sales shopping have taken care of your doubts. Keeping these in mind will work wonderfully in giving a new look to your wardrobe. You are on your way to step out in style. 

The Marie Kondo organizing tips you need to follow

Have you ever stood in front of your wardrobe in exasperation? As the deadline for getting dressed looms and you cannot find the top you had in mind? Consequently you may end up dressing differently. All those hours of preparation with your outfit planner app gone in vain! Remember you are not the first one to face this. And this will not be the last episode either. After all, things are just not sorted in your wardrobe. The question is, can you afford this again and again? Of course not!

Here is where the Marie Kondo organizing tips come in handy. Of course you all know about Marie Kondo and her work under the name KonMari, right? She is a pioneer organizing consultant who lends her expertise in organizing and tidying up. Incidentally, not only your wardrobe but also your life’s mess as a result.

Marie Kondo organizing method

Enumerated below are some essential points from her famed KonMari method. This includes not only throwing away unnecessary items but identifying things that give most joy. This leads to flow of positive energy in one’s life. As you can imagine, there are lots of aspects to tidying up. There are clothes, papers, kitchen basics and many more.

Being organized and tidy is a way of life with the Japanese. They are taught to be thus right from childhood. In fact Marie Kondo attests to being organized as a little kid. She also attributes her fascination with organization to her faith in Shintoism. 

Here are the Marie Kondo organizing tips for your wardrobe:

Break it all down

This is the first essential step towards order. Meaning you create order out of chaos. Accept that your closet is chaos. And no outfit planner app can help if you cannot find the clothes. All they can do is suggest outfits. If you struggle to find all elements or keep buying replacements, it doesn’t work. Even the outfit planner app Chicisimo will give up so first things first. Begin with taking down each item from your closets and drawers. And everything means just that, every single thing. Put them in different piles on the floor. Although everything gets supremely chaotic at the very first step, don’t panic! Let the piles be of different categories. For example, tops, skirts, dresses, jeans, shoes, scarves, sweaters, jackets, and so on.

Marie Kondo organizing tips

Do the “spark joy” test

With everything on the floor, first thing that hits you is how much stuff you really own.  It can be overwhelming actually. And all this time, you have been plaguing your outfit planner with ‘nothing to wear’. Next, pick each item up and subject it to the ‘spark joy’ test. Does that faded and misshapen sweater still give you joy? What about that very old jacket with holes in many places? If your answer is ‘no’, put these in the ‘discard’ pile. Do this with each and every item. It is painstaking and time-consuming, but needs to be done. Thank the item in your mind before bidding it a final adieu. It is the Japanese way. It is also the Kondo way.

An organized closet

Let go of nostalgia

Granted there are memories galore. Each item in your wardrobe will trigger a memory. There will be happy moments when you picked up something. There might not be such joy with another garment. It is possible someone gifted you an item and that person is no longer around. Or that sweater your grandmother knitted for you, albeit with holes now. 

Sentiment and nostalgia is all very good. But ask yourself something. Would you wear any of those at all now? Would your outfit planner ever recommend those now? Times change and people change over time. Letting go of nostalgia would not mean you let go of ties. Making space in your wardrobe this wayis a wise step. You are on your way to free up space and allow free flow of energy. You are taking a definitive step towards taking control of your life.

Marie Kondo TV programme

Marie Kondo folding technique

Did your outfit planner app ever share with you the fabulous KonMari folding? To be honest, no is the answer, right? They are not supposed to, you say. True indeed. But your things end up in a wild mess and folding is something most people hate. Even if you do fold things, you invariably end up not finding what you want. Marie Kondo teaches you to fold and keep things vertically. Every item in your drawer is now visible. Not only are they easier to find but also to retrieve. Make use of dividers in your drawers to better sort things.

A girls closet

New hanging method

Last but definitely not the least of the Marie Kondo organizing tips is hanging. She advises that things in a wardrobe ought to rise to the right. By which she means to hang heavier clothes on the left. Heavy in terms of their weight as well as colour. In other words, how they look to the eye. For instance heavy gowns and coats to the left. Similarly dark coloured clothes to the left. As your eyes pan to the right, the clothes ought to get lighter in every sense. This is the Kondo way and seemingly eases the mind and the eyes. In other words, the mind’s eye.

It can seem quite challenging though, all of this. From utter chaos to this state of organization takes time. And for those of you who have managed to exist in chaos, it could be a double whammy. Not only all the hard work but the resultant problem of not finding anything, because it is so organized. Jokes aside though, sooner rather than later you will have it no other way!

Marie Kondo using her organizing tips

To sum it up, use the Marie Kondo organizing tips in order to sort out your wardrobe perfectly. You will find your life sorted out too. Granted you will always have the outfit planner app Chicisimo by your side. You can download Chicisimo  here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). But sorting out all your stuff for real is a different deal altogether. Follow these guidelines and feel liberated from now on!