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!

How to pick the perfect sunglasses for your face shape

Sunglasses – one of the coolest fashion accessories ever designed. They come in a dizzyingly wide variety of styles, shapes, materials and colours. If you want to hide your tired or puffy eyes, they are there! And if you wish to add the oomph to your look, there they are again. Wear them on the eyes, or push them up the forehead. Or just take them off and hang them from the front of your dress. A fallback for many outfit planners to jazz up a look! Because functionality and fashion rolled into one! So, do you wanna learn how to pick the perfect sunglasses for your face shape? Continue reading!

Lof of sunglasses in the beach

Phew! One can go on and wax eloquent about sunglasses. Like with every other fashion item, they come and go in fashion cycles. Look through any fashion app like Chicisimo, and you will get a fair idea. 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.).

Here is a guide on how to pick the perfect sunglasses for your face shape:

Heart shape

This shape is widest at the top meaning the forehead, gradually narrowing down. The question is which sunglasses look best? What does your outfit planner feel about cat eye sunglasses? Consensus among stylists is that a round shape works best. Cat eye shapes are back with a bang on the fashion scene. Pick different shades of brown or blush pinks if you have warm skin tone. And for an outing on the beach go all out with horn rimmed frames. You will surely win hearts aplenty.

Girl holding sunglasses

Oval shape

This shape is defined by wider cheekbones and narrowing at the forehead and chin. It is what in fashion circles would be called a perfect shape. So, this is the easiest since every frame sits well. And you actually do not need an outfit planner or any guidance. Just pick what shapes you fancy for your wardrobe. One can experiment with geometric shapes like square, rectangular or hexagonal frames too. But do not let the frame be too large though. Because it will overpower the natural beautiful shape of your face.

Girl having fun in a festival

Round shape

This shape has wider cheekbones and similarly wide forehead and jaw. In fact, that is what lends it the name. It has been found that square frame sunglasses work best here. As they heighten the soft features you have. On the other hand, be sure to avoid round frames; because that will be too much roundness to deal with. Chicisimo will provide ample imagery for you to choose from. So, pick the ones that suit your facial features best.

Girl wearing sunglasses in a cold day

Square shape

This shape has angular lines and equally wide forehead, cheekbones and jaw. Since you have a square face, the jaw line can be quite severe. So, choose a pair of sunglasses that helps soften the effect. For example, check for round or oval ones in your wardrobe. Don’t find one? Surely you can wait no longer. An oval pair of shades will counter the strong lines of your face and it will also give the impression of length. So, get a few pairs of oval sunglasses in different colours. In fact, make it a habit to stick to this shape for yourself.

Girl wearing the perfect round sunglasses

Base-down triangle shape

This shape is characterized by narrow forehead and progressive widening to the jaws. Which actually means the lower portion of your face is markedly wider. There are many celebrities who show the way for the perfect-shaped shades for this. You can also find variety of options on Chicisimo, your virtual fashion guide. For example, a cat-eye frame would look perfect for you. Because such a shape helps balance the overall facial appearance. Consult your outfit planner on what colours would look best on you.

Girl enjoying the sun

Base-up triangle shape

This shape is the exact opposite of #5. You have this shape if your forehead is very wide. Further, your face narrows markedly in the lower portion. As always, looks are about the right balance. Shop for wider based sunglasses. This is a wardrobe essential for you. This would balance out the very narrow bottom portion of the face. It is advisable to go for lighter shades. One can choose rimless sunglasses ideally. There are options galore online for suggestions for the perfect pair. Choose with care and you are set for the day out.

Girl wearing the perfect chic sunglasses

Diamond shape

This shape of face has comparatively narrow forehead and chin. The cheekbones are widest. Such a face is actually a rarity. And much coveted in fashion circles for enviable cheekbones. Do everything you can to highlight this feature of yours. Every choice of wardrobe detailing should reflect your shape. This includes your shades too. Cat-eye frames look gorgeous on such faces. Go for wide glasses and curved brow lines. These will do ample justice to your face shape. 

Girl wearing the perfect eye cat sunglasses

Oblong shape

This shape is characteristically long with narrow cheekbones and jaw. It may also be called a rectangle shape. This type of facial feature is along the lines of oval. However, a talk with an experienced outfit planner will help choose the best. This is because the top and the bottom of the face are all in line. There is not that taper that an oval has. So what shape of sunglasses would look good on you? It is best to avoid round frames for this face type. Instead one can go for geometric shapes like squares and rectangles. A slight upsweep at the upper corners works wonderfully. It accentuates the lovely cheekbones to great effect.

Girl wearing the perfect square sunglasses

There goes- a comprehensive guide on how to pick the perfect sunglasses for you. Fashion is all about highlighting your best features. In addition, it is about subduing the features that fail to flatter. Follow this guide to choose the best glasses for yourself. You will be setting major fashion goals that way. Stay cool and slay with your looks, ladies!

What to wear for a graduation and look awesome

Today we want to talk about what to wear for a graduation. Because it’s the D-day of a student’s life- A landmark, a culmination, an achievement! It’s the day to enjoy with family and friends. And it’s the time to rejoice and celebrate. There will be unforgettable moments to be captured. For example to throw the cap in the air. Those are moments to cherish forever.  

And of course a day to dress up for the occasion! You will suddenly hear suggestions pouring in from all quarters. There will be a prospective outfit planner in every one to help you decide what to wear for a graduation. From your elder sister to mom to best friend and her mom, all pitch in. Be prepared to search feverishly in your wardrobe if you don’t plan early.

Most graduation robes and caps are primarily black. Which means a white or cream coloured outfit would go great with it. Here is a look at some possibilities of what to wear for a graduation:

White and cream coloured lace dress

This is a graduation day classic that rules hearts and minds. So, imagine a pretty white lace dress under your robe, a contrasting thin leather belt and a pair of high heels. Perfect! Just what the doctor, err, outfit planner ordered. This has remained a fashion classic for graduation day over ages. And there is reason too. Because the contrast looks beautiful, it’ is delicate and chic. Grab one today to get your wardrobe ready. And remember that Chicisimo can offer suggestions on where to buy.

Girl wearing a lace dress by Chicisimo fashion planner app

A long dress with prints

Also a white coloured long dress with soft prints is another choice that works. A long dress is comfortable not only for the ceremony but also for later. For example, choose one where the whiteness is more predominant. Because this will set it off beautifully under dark robes. And wearing it with high heels in black will definitely complete your look. 

Girl wearing a floral dress by Chicisimo fashion planner app

LBD

When did the LBD ever go out of fashion? For every reason and every occasion, it is undoubtedly a fashion classic. So, do not think twice ladies! Just go for one and enhance your wardrobe. And you can add colour by way of accessories. If your outfit planner feels it is much too black, choose a monochrome. Mind that it has more of white in it. Either way accessorize with a dash of colour for the X factor. It will make for great photo ops. Because after all, this is your special day to cherish.

Girl wearing a LBD by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Ruched dress

These come in soft materials that have a beautiful fall. One time when bunched up dress is actually a fashion statement. For example, choose a colourful one with a deep neckline. Something in solid bright colours will look stunning. So, head out shopping today if you do not have one. And search your wardrobe for a simple piece of jewellery to adorn the neck.

Girl wearing a ruched dress by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Polka dotted dress

Another fashion classic that has survived the ages. Because polka dots are the epitome of cool. As dresses and tops made of polka dots are casual and formal at the same time. Get one in bright colour to look good under your black gown. Check with your outfit planner what suits you best. Meaning if you ought to wear a dress or separates. Imagine a bell-sleeved red and white polka top, and try pairing it with solid black trousers. But don’t worry you do not have to actually put it on. Just ask Chicisimo to show you the virtual outfit. And now imagine a black graduation gown on top of this. The best part of separates is that they are great to go for after the ceremony. And to be honest, that is when the fun begins, right girls?

Wear a dotted skirt if you don't know what to wear for a graduation

Midi dress

Surely you have many of these in your wardrobe, and in many colours too. Then the decision needed now is which of those is fit for graduation day? Have a heart to heart with the ladies around you, because ladies in the family have had to choose in their day too. And you will be surprised at some of their suggestions. A midi dress is actually a very good idea for graduation day. Because it embodies cool and comfort. For example get something that is button down the middle. Also it is advisable to go for prints but you should take care not to overwhelm. 

Wear a midi dress if you don't know what to wear for a graduation

Solid jumpsuit

This is an outfit that effortlessly falls in many categories. It is casual and it is stylish. Why don’t you check for a solid colour one? Have one already? So try it out now and decide. If you are opting for one with a plunging neckline then choose a neckpiece with it. Something delicate and tiny. You know the kind that spells chic? Why not let Chicisimo give you a virtual look-see? It is better to try out different options including footwear. It is not done to go scrambling around on D-day.

Wear a solid jumpsuit if you don't know what to wear for a graduation

Off shoulder drama

If you are the adventurous kind, ask your outfit planner for off shoulder dresses. These look very fetching and alluring too. Go for colourful printed ones. Long or short, the choice is yours. It will anyway bowl everyone over. Paired with high heels these look very cute. If you are picking something in very bright colours, go easy on the rest. In fact skip the adornments altogether. Let them rest in your wardrobe for a later occasion. Too many accessories will ruin the cuteness factor. If you are really keen, go for that one piece of jewellery. Say a sleek bracelet. You really do not need anything else.

Wear a off shoulder dress if you don't know what to wear for a graduation

Savour every moment of this beautiful day. Get your outfit ready beforehand. You may check out Chicisimo for exciting new combinations that are trending. 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.). This is your day, girl! And now that you know what to wear for a graduation make it memorable and go trigger happy capturing the moments.

10 golden rules to get dressed you should follow

Who does not like rocking a look? A look that stands apart, that spells class. You might have a wardrobe spilling over with clothes but still you might mess up the look. This can be the case with many people. Because not everyone can manage to look effortlessly stylish. Often times, it is easy to achieve the look with basics.  But there are some rules to follow for that. At the cost of sounding repetitive, these are the 10 golden rules to get dressed you need to follow:

Consider the occasion

Cardinal rule to follow when getting dressed.  How can one not? It would be complete sacrilege to do otherwise. Like an outfit planner will tell you, each occasion demands something different. For example, you need a certain outfit for an office lunch, and a family get-together will demand something entirely different. Also a vacation will require a total overhaul of your wardrobe. Is there a wedding in the family? Or it is an awards ceremony you are getting dressed for? So, keep the occasion in mind when deciding your dress.

Consider the occasion is a golden rule to get dressed

Go by weather

Another factor you must consider when you get dressed is the weather.  In fact, a vital factor.  This in conjunction with the occasion should be your guiding light. Because the exact same occasion will need a different outfit when the weather changes. Say you are going for a get-together with friends. Will you pick the sleeveless chiffon blouse in winter? No way, right? When it is freezing over, your instincts tell you what to wear.  You do not need an outfit planner.

Go by weather is a golden rule to get dressed

Put your comfort first

One very important thing to consider is yourself. Why would anyone overlook this factor? After all it is you who has to revel in the clothes you wear. Not everyone can put on a smiling countenance when the shoes are biting. This is a dress up advice that not every outfit planner dishes out. But it is of extreme importance.  Imagine fidgeting away in a stunner of an outfit, just because you are not comfortable.  Would that not rather defeat the purpose of fashion? Be wise, ladies. Accepting the fact that not everything is for everybody is very important.  And just because a certain style is in vogue, you cannot carry it off if uncomfortable. The style, the fit, and your own mind have to be in sync to rock an outfit. 

Being comfort is a golden rule to get dressed

Dress according to body type

Everybody is different. And every BODY is different too. When you pick an outfit keeping this in mind, your looks get automatically transformed. For this you need to analyze your body type well. And once you have done that, it will be easier to pick the right clothes from your wardrobe. Consult Chicisimo for various suggestions. The beauty of the app lies in not having to physically try out clothes.  The app will let you have a virtual preview.  And you can then go ahead and choose what you feel looks best. The wonders of technology are endless. Why let it go waste?

Dress according to a body type is a golden rule to get dressed

Do not overmatch

Now, now girls! You may have the entire set of matching jewellery that goes together. Matched to a T. And you are kind of looking forward to flaunting it. Ask your outfit planner if it is a good idea. In most cases, you will hear otherwise. Surprised? Well that is how it works.  Every item matching is not really good fashion. Lose the necklace and pick earrings and bracelets to match. Or if the necklace is a stunner, showcase it by going slow otherwise.  Even if you have the ideal earrings screaming for attention.

Not overmatching is a golden rule to get dressed

Go slow on skin show

Remember too much of skin bodes ill. Choose wisely from your wardrobe. As an example, if you are opting for a mini skirt, make sure the top has a proper neckline.  And if wearing a shirt and choosing to keep two buttons undone, go for regular trousers or jeans. A hint of skin can be alluring. And overdoing it can be disastrous at times. 

A total black outfit by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Choose underwear well

Is your wardrobe well-stocked with underwear? If not consult an outfit planner right now.  Because bad or improper underwear has the ability to ruin the best outfits. And different dresses require different types of support.  So, make sure you get this aspect right. Chicisimo can offer good suggestions in this regard.

A night outfit by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Wear the jacket right

Jackets are versatile items that compliment an outfit.  One can wear jackets in any season, and for numbers of reasons.  Get the look right with these. Whether you throw it lightly around your shoulders or button up is up to you.

A black biker outfit by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Accessorize well

One cannot over emphasize this at all. The right accessory can up the fashion ante like no other.  Take a deep look into your wardrobe.  Remember that accessory is a wide, wide term. It encompasses anything from jewellery to hats to handbags to scarves to brooches. And amplifies the fashion quotient up many notches. The trick lies in picking the right one.  When you are getting dressed, seek advice from Chicisimo for suggestions. 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.). Since the app stores images of your belongings, it will do so with ease. It is always easier to judge a look when you see yourself on screen.  This app helps in this aspect.

A total black chic outfit by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Keep a spare

And here the last of the 10 golden rules to get dressed you need to follow. You never know when something goes wrong.  A spillage maybe or a run in your stockings! A fashion disaster can happen at any time.  It is true you cannot carry your entire wardrobe along. If something does go wrong, it helps if you happen to carry a spare. Some items are dispensable, others not. A run in your stockings, for example, can be dealt with by taking them off.  But if you have a red wine spillage on your white blouse? Just imagining the scenario can give you the chills.  It is a good idea to carry a spare blouse if possible. Otherwise, one can pray for the best always. 

A white croptop outfit by Chicisimo outfit planner app

With these 10 golden rules to get dressed, you are sure to rule the fashion scene. Put your best foot forward and go ahead with confidence.

The best MET gala looks of all time

What are the best MET gala looks of all time? The epitome of fashion, the temple of couture, the last word in glamour! That is the MET gala for you. And this is not even half the description. It is a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It not only causes delight but also supreme nervousness in every outfit planner. And this is because celebrities, budding designers and industry honchos make their appearances. Who picks what from their fashion wardrobe is a treat for the eyes.

MET gala best looks

The MET has emerged as an awaited event on the social calendar for fashion buffs. Celebrities vie to outdo each other on the outfit front. As a result, outfits are keenly watched by fashion followers. And their choices then dictate fashion apps like Chicisimo to help with suggestions and ideas. 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.). Best foot forward then ladies! Here’s to the summer of 2019.

The best design houses compete for eyeballs here. From Versace to Dior to Prada to Gucci, you name it. Because the event is a veritable who’s who in the fashion industry.

This spectacular event finds extensive coverage and mention in fashion magazines and on the internet. And many of you ladies out there must be doing the same. Not only to get ideas to share with your outfit planner but also to savour the looks. What are your favourite MET gala looks of all time? Listed below are some of the best MET gala looks of all time. Do they match yours? Read to find out:

Princess Diana

She was christened the Princess of Hearts. And she did steal hearts in her MET gala appearance in 1996. Her immaculate style sense reflected in her wardrobe choices. She dazzled in her navy slip dress from John Galliano for Dior. One can go on about her, right? With royalty reflected in her sapphire and pearl collar necklace, she oozed style. Even in her tragic death, she remains an everlasting icon of charm and fashion. For emotional and actual reasons, her MET gala look remains an eternal favourite. And this look inspired many dresses later. Chicisimo showcases many similar outfits for you to choose from.

Princess Diana wearing a Dior dress for the MET gala

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

A very popular figure at this event, Jackie O had an entire exhibition named after her on the premises. This was in 2001. An eternal favorite for outfit planners, she remains a fashion icon. She has had many appearances to her credit. She wore a black evening gown with ruffles at one of them. This remains an iconic and ever popular MET look of all time. Most of it has to do with who she was. It has a retro feel to it now. But back then, ladies fell over each other to include her styles in their wardrobe.

Jacqueline Kennedy Oasis wearing a black dress for the MET gala

Cher

The French singer par excellence is also a fabulous fashion icon. She has shocked and wowed onlookers in equal measure. Her choice of clothes has been varied, as have been the designers. But with her statuesque personality, they have all been hits. However, her MET gala look of 1985 was astounding. She showcased the Royal India look with her designer Bob Mackie. A delightful creation in gold and black with lace and trim, Cher stole the limelight.

Cher wearing a Bob Mackie dress for the MET gala

Madonna

In what words does one describe Madonna? Or even try to. A singer, a fashion icon, a trendsetter and a celebrity rolled in one. Still setting fashion goals for youngsters, that is who she is. And she has shocked and stunned in equal measure. However, her teal gown for Stella McCartney showcased her in an entirely new avatar. With Cartier jewellery, she set the tone for the evening. Dream of quiet elegance, ladies! For a change, it is Madonna who should be your wardrobe guide. Follow her look to get an idea.

Madonna in an Stella McCartney dress

Rihanna

Her name conjures up the canary yellow gown sweeping the steps at the MET. It was an extravagant creation meant to dazzle. And it dazzled alright. Every fan, every outfit planner, across the spectrum was stunned. And her huge trail made a lasting impression on the red carpet. With fur and embroidery embellishment, this outfit set trends of all time. Her designer Guo Pei became an instant celebrity with this creation. It spawned many similar designs some of which you can catch on Chicisimo.

Rihanna in a Guo Pei dress

Naomi Campbell

Always a name to contend with, her 2019 look blew people off. A vision in pink- that is what it was. And with a human fan to boot, no kidding! So extravagant and breathtaking was her outfit, Naomi needed a real person to fan her. Pier Paolo Piccioli for Valentino is sure giving outfit planners a run for their money. She has stunned viewers worldwide with her fantastic choice of outfits over years. But 2019 was the cherry on the cake. This is definitely one of the best MET gala looks of all time.

Noami Campbell in a pink dress

Gisele Bundchen

A fabulous toned body and ability to carry any outfit at all makes Gisele the darling of the MET. Also because she has had numerous stellar appearances here. As a result it is difficult to pick a favorite look for this stunner. Her 2019 look, however, tops the list. Dior designed a stunning pick gown for Gisele, giving her the soft and stately looks. Check if you can find something done with your outfit planner in that shade of pink. It will indeed be a welcome addition to your wardrobe. The rider of course is that you match your dress with your partner. Gisele always does with Tom Brady, ha ha! Jokes aside, they set fashion as well as couple goals in every appearance at the MET gala.

Gisele Bundchen wearing a Dior dress for the MET gala

Kate Moss

Also someone with multiple MET gala appearances, check out her outfit in the year 1995. Showcasing a collection of Haute Couture, she was simple yet classy in her choice of wardrobe. Nothing OTT, but pure class. A superbly cut Calvin Klein lemon yellow chiffon dress! Something stylish that you must own in your closet. She was also a reminder that fashion can be wearable and relatable.

Kate Moss wearing a Calvin Klein dress for the MET gala

Go ahead and match the best MET gala looks. And of course, get inspired! There is a whole lot of material going around.

7 tips to get ready for summer

Summer is upon us in all its blazing glory. And who would not like to get through in style? Just read on to know how to make the most of this season. After all you need to be in top shape. However, remember that the 7 tips to get ready for summer below are about every aspect. In other words, not only your wardrobe but skin and hair care too. Remember that Chicisimo is always at hand as your virtual outfit planner. 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 the essential 7 tips to get ready for summer?

Stay hydrated

First, second, third, stay hydrated and then some more. This only means hydration in summer is an absolute must. One cannot lay enough emphasis on the importance of adequate hydration. Of course watch it if you have medical issues. Otherwise, drinking eight to ten glasses of water is a must in summer. In fact water has multiple uses. It helps skin retain moisture it tends to lose to the sun. Your kidneys remain in top shape too. Equally important, it helps with weight management.

Hydrated skin looks healthy and glowing. This adds to your looks. In addition, it is best to avoid foods that remove water from the body. For example, go slow on hard alcoholic drinks. You will avoid cramps and pains too. To say nothing of the energy that hydration provides to get through your day.

Staying hydrated is one of the tips to get ready for summer

Wear loose clothes

Any outfit planner worth their profession will tell you to wear loose clothes. In fact, stock your wardrobe with natural fabrics. Choose clothes so that your limbs are covered when outdoors. This will prevent them from tanning too much. As much as you fancy that skin-tight pair of jeans, give it a skip now. You need your skin to be able to sweat and cool off easily. This is not so easy in tight clothes. Cool cotton outfits in summery prints are the best. You can choose from short skirts, flowing loose dresses, tunics and shorts. All of these are wonderful for the summer months. 

Furthermore, choose proper footwear too. All of this is in fact for when you are venturing out. Open toe footwear like sandals are ideal. Of course feet get tanned in them but they help prevent over sweating. Too much accumulated sweat in feet is a big problem. Not only can it cause itching but also smelly feet.

Girl wearing a white dress by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Look after your tresses

Which girl is not proud of her tresses? However long or short or thick or thin the mane might be! The problem is managing them in the peak of summer. Many of you might go for a ‘summer’ cut. If not, make sure to protect them when out in the sun. Add floppy straw hats to your wardrobe. Additionally consult your outfit planner for cool crochet hats or cotton scarves. These are equally good at protecting your hair from the sun. 

Like your skin needs lots of water, hair too needs moisture. Exposure to sun can turn it dry and brittle. And such hair does not look good, period. Too much sweating can be a problem too. Consequently hair ends up looking listless and dull. Consider bandanas and colourful hair bands to hold your tresses in place. That way they will be held up and better able to handle the sweat and heat.

Girl enjoying summer

Take care of skin

Skin is the largest exposed organ in the human body. Hence, one of the vital 7 tips to get ready for summer is skin care. Whenever you venture out, lather sunscreen lavishly. In fact, carry a tube with you. You might own the trendiest clothes but this is a wardrobe must-have. Take care to cover every square inch of exposed skin with sunscreen. Additionally, staying hydrated also helps the skin in summer. In view of this, drink lots and lots of water. In fact take a bottle with you whenever you are going out. You are now good to go. 

Girl taking care of her skin

Eat fresh foods

It’s summer, ladies! Consequently the market is full of water-based fruits. Let eating fresh be your mantra. Choose cucumbers, mangoes, lychees, melons to eat. Avoid oily and spicy foods since they will show on your body negatively. In fact, ask your outfit planner to suggest summery prints too. Let the freshness be all pervasive. Again, drink lots of water. Infused water is a great way to imbibe freshness.

Eating fruit is one of the tips to get ready for summer

Shade your eyes

Aah those precious peepers! Girls, do you know that skin around the eyes is super sensitive? Not to mention it gets irritated in the heat. Have you added cool shades to your wardrobe yet? If yes, good on you. Not yet? Delay no further. Check Chicisimo this moment for some great suggestions. Choose your shades with care too. Talk to your outfit planner to decide on the best shape for you. Moreover, choose big frames to cover all around the eyes. Also use sunscreen liberally around your eyes when you go out.

Using glasses is one of the tips to get ready for summer

Make lifestyle changes

It is very important to look at making holistic changes. With a change in season, your wardrobe changes. There is another kind of change needed too. Nothing that your outfit planner outfit can suggest though. This is something you have to work out yourself. For example, planning your outdoor activities away from noon. This is the time the sun will be blazing outside. Additionally, things like natural remedies for sun protection and sunburns help. 

Work towards getting maximum rest as your schedule allows. In particular, try to retire early. Eating light dinners will help in summers, not only with digestion but with your skin and complexion health too. One can also consider doing some meditation and yoga. These help calm the mind and focus on good thoughts.

Girl doing yoga outdoors

Make best use of these 7 tips to get ready for summer. This weather can easily take a toll on you. Choose your wardrobe with care in this season. Remember to consult Chicisimo for trending styles too. You are all set to go, err, glow!

How to choose the perfect denim skirt to look great!

Wondering how to choose the perfect denim skirt? Some trends defy norms and eras. They are the true evergreens of fashion. And denim certainly finds itself in this category. In fact, it is firmly and permanently wedged here. Equally important, denims define style. So pick the fashion app Chicisimo, which can be downloaded  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.) and you will come across multiple suggestions around this material. Look into your own wardrobe for instance. You are sure to find denims of all colours, styles and outfits.

The denim skirt has recently made a huge comeback and sometimes is difficult to know how to choose the perfect denim skirt. The patterns and embellishments are new. But the cool quotient and comfort that goes with this wardrobe essential remains. Does that put you in the mood for a denim skirt right now? Speak to your outfit planner to pick the best one. As it needs to be in sync with your body type.

Do you want to learn how to choose the perfect denim skirt? Continue reading…

Decide by body type 

Your outfit planner will certainly be the best judge about your body type. You can easily check on Chicisimo for more suggestions. Here are some guidelines for you to help decide.

Lovely Pepa wearing the perfect denim skirt by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Apple shape

Opt for a mid-length skirt with a high waist for this body type. Because this lends a slim look to your appearance. And see around for ideas regarding the perfect choice for you. TV shows and fashion and lifestyle magazines, for example. Following celebrities also provides a good picture in mind. Choose a skirt that will give the appearance of a lean look. A bit of taper at the end does provide shape to the look.

Pear shape

Find A-line denim skirts for yourself. These will complement your figure the best. As your heavier bottom half and rear gets better camouflaged. And keep the length to just above or at knee level. Because this will get the best of your triangular body shape. Probably tightly fitted skirts are not for you, as they will bring out the heavy aspect. Instead consider a skirt with flares.

Hourglass shape

You can wear any type with ease. However, a pencil skirt will do best justice to your figure. So, get this addition to your wardrobe today to accentuate your curves. And you are now ready to slay with your looks.

Choose the style 

Which girl worth her denims ever feels good with limited choice? Naah, does not work. The more the choices in designs, the happier women are. Majorly dictated by body shape, you can always experiment by type. Consider making additions to your wardrobe that will cater to your needs.

Girl wearing the perfect denim skirt by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Embellished skirts

Break the monotony of denim by adding embellishments to it. For example, a lace trim or sequins along the edges of the pocket look amazing. Even playing with the buttons if you so wish. For instance, shell buttons on a blue denim skirt will work wonders.

Patchworked skirts

Denim skirts can be given enhanced looks by adding patches. Anything from alphabets to stars or animal shapes goes. Depending upon your age and the degree of casualness, just go all out. Patches add a degree of distraction to the outfit. Check a virtual fashion app like Chicisimo and you will see more styles. Likewise, fashion shoes provide inspiration too.

Printed denims

Do you own a printed denim skirt yet? If not, it is time to consider one such. So, enhance your wardrobe by picking a printed denim skirt. As you know, you can shop for it online too. And they can be paired beautifully with solid colour tops.

Stylish girl wearing the perfect denim skirt by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Denim trimmings

Remember the movies of yore with long contoured skirts with frills? You must have seen such on Chicisimo as well. Why not consider one in all denim? Consult with your outfit planner if that would sit well on you.

Distressed skirts

It’s denim, can you miss the distressed look? No way! They are just made for each other. Your outfit planner will second that surely. Whatever the length or style you have decided upon distressed goes with all. And they look super cool and hep.

Girl rocking a denim skirt by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Lace additions

Denims have a rough and ready imagery with them. Surely many denim outfits in your wardrobe have been used extensively. Now consider a lace addition. In fact, white lace trimmings or details on denim skirts look amazing. And they bring in a delicacy to the outfit.

Faded denim skirts

The final frontier of coolness, surely. Faded denims look very stylish everywhere. Be it pants or skirts, they nail the fashion quotient. So, get one of these types for your wardrobe to enhance your collection.

Color your choice

Does it always have to be blue? Or black or white? If you are stuck into thinking like so, come out of it immediately. Because denims now come in a variety of colors. From yellows to oranges to pinks and greens. Bring it on, ladies! Because it is time to come out of the fashion rut. And these colours add a pop and sparkle to any outfit. So, give it a try right now. Why not go out and get one of these? You can check with your outfit planner about what colour would compliment you. Your outfit will take on an entirely new look with colour denim skirts.

Girl wearing a red skirt by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Age it right

Not every age can carry off everything. Some do get away with it. And this is because of their supreme confidence. Because this is actually true of any outfit. When you are confident it shows in how you carry yourself. Besides, both the outfit and the wearer feed off each other. And having said that, some patterns and designs are too young at times. For instance, you cannot really rock a party in mini denim skirts at all ages. Let it be the prerogative of the young. Take care to talk to your fashion consultant about this. So, keeping in mind the age factor, decide upon your denim skirt. For example, embellishments and distressed denims are the signatures of youth. And a little more restraint is good when you find yourself in the mature bracket.

Chic spring outfit by Chicisimo outfit planner app

This is the time to join the denim skirted look! Because it is back in vogue and now you know how to choose the perfect denim skirt. Cash in on this opportunity. And stay in fashion while enjoying the comfort that denim provides. 

What to wear to a music festival, the definitive style guide

Music is food for the soul. It liberates the mind and resonates with inner feelings. Music can be a mood changer for most people. What genre do you like? Blues, hard rock, jazz, classical? Whatever be your soul food, it helps if you dress for the occasion. Imagine landing up for a rap and hip-hop concert in a formal tux! So, think of your choices in this context. Don’t know what to wear to a music festival? Call up your outfit planner to help out. You may also refer to Chicisimo for appropriate suggestions, which can be downloaded  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.). After all the experience needs to be totally perfect.

Going for a music festival and faced with the dilemma of what to wear? What you pick from your wardrobe depends on an important factor. Is the festival indoor or outdoor? Make your choice depending upon that. Here are some suggestions of what to wear to a music festival:

Outdoor venue

Outdoors is where the fun is. Go all out when choosing your outfit. Check weather predictions first though. Because the best plans can go awry if the weather turns. Choose loose and comfortable clothes for such festivals. And it is very important to pick comfortable shoes too. Make sure you choose the right one from your wardrobe. Also flowing dresses are best for such events. And if there is any hint of rain at all, you need to throw in an anorak and spare clothes. Glastonbury is known for getting muddy. Be prepared to counter the weather gods and keep looking stylish. Also a good sunscreen is a must have. Because you cannot afford to return from a music festival looking roasted.

What to wear to be chic in a summer musical festival by Chicisimo planner app

Indoor venue

Many festivals are hosted in big indoor stadia, especially those genre that demand resounding acoustics. And the thing with an indoor venue is with the air-conditioning. Not all places can achieve the perfect balance. Because there are too many people after all. At times the chill gets too much. But at other times it can become very stuffy. You can choose any outfit under the outdoor section. Additionally, remember to carry a throw or a stole. You never know how it turns out. So, take a light one from your wardrobe and pack it in. You can enjoy the comfort if it turns too cold.

What to wear for a indoor musical festival by Chicisimo planner app

Go by the weather

As already stated, weather can be a spoiler at times. This is especially true for outdoor music festivals. That’s why you have to decide your outfit according to the weather. Chicisimo is one app that sorts your wardrobe by different categories. Every season poses some challenges for outdoor events. Summers mean light clothing. Get advice from an outfit planner for sun hats, shorts and sandals for your look. Pack in extras from your wardrobe for rainy day predictions. An event in the open in winters can become a style show. You can go all out flaunting your woollens. What about that super stylish leather jacket you have? Match it with skull caps and woollen scarves with leggings in your wardrobe. You will be the style diva always.

What to wear for a outdoor musical festival by Chicisimo planner app

A classical music festival

What kind of music are you into? Who are you rooting for in the upcoming festival? Because a whole lot depends upon this when you choose an outfit. If it is showcasing classical music, tone down your choices. And go for something that is classy and timeless. You will actually be in sync with the music this way. Call up your outfit planner today and try out options. An evening gown that flows with the contours will work very well. And you can accessorize minimally to enhance the effect. For example a tiny but classy clutch and a pair of high heels will complete the look. Also, carry a fur coat if it is winter season. Such festivals are generally housed indoors with seating. This means you are not going to be on your feet all the time. Hence, the suggestion of heels.

Outfit with a mini black dress by Chicisimo planner app

Summer festival

If the music is young and vigorous, an entire new plan is needed. And you can dress coolly or go for grunge looks. All of it depends on the kind of music. Anything from tee shirts to worn shorts and sandals goes. Pick up lots of bangles or chunky jewellery to go with the mood. Also hair bands and bandanas are quite the rage. Not only the musicians but the crowd too love moving with the beat. And these help keeping hair out of the way. Remember to pick your footwear well though. Because you will be dancing, cheering and grooving to the beat. And you cannot do that if your feet are killing you, right? Did you check with your virtual outfit planner yet? Do so and get things ready on time.

What to wear for a summer musical festival by Chicisimo planner app

Carry some essentials

Irrespective of what kind of music you are into or the venue, you need some essentials. A waist pouch should also be part of your outfit. How best to pick it can be advised by an outfit planner. You need to have both hands free for music festivals. This means carrying a bag is not a good choice. The most you can do is carry a sling. Whatever be your pick, it has to be spacious enough to hold some essentials. Check with Chicisimo for trendy choices. It should fit in your mobile, keys, cash and/or cards, and ID of some kind. If you are going to be jumping and cheering, pack in some wipes too.

Most of the well known festivals are very well equipped with help. However, too many people crammed into limited space means you need to be aware. Not everyone might have good intentions. Be aware of yourself and your surroundings.

Outfit with a beltbag by Chicisimo planner app

Comfort and practicality remain bywords when deciding what to wear to a music festival. Bypass fancy brands and get functional. Also, you are going to find yourself in the company of scores of people. Take tips from the above, not only to look stylish but also stay safe and healthy. That is the definitive way to nourish your soul.