How to look great without spending a lot of money

Are you getting into a spot of bother about how to look great? You feel your wardrobe needs a complete overhaul? Further, you do not want to spend a lot. And in all of this, you want to continue looking great and trendy. First things first, girls. Do not despair! You heard that right, yeah.

Now take a very deep breath and look around. All around you, do you see people wearing outfits that seem to look fresh? Again, do not despair; it does not mean they are so. Looks can be deceptive. In fact, nobody really has the time or resources to keep upturning their closets. There has to be a better way out of this. And there is, indeed.

Get ideas from fashion apps

There are fashion apps galore nowadays. Chicisimo is one such example. 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.). It is easy to use and practical too. All of your wardrobe possessions get listed on the app. You can then sort them as per your convenience. When you are getting dressed, these apps give you combination suggestions. You can look at yourself virtually too before finalizing. In addition they give inputs on trending clothes too. Use them to turn out stylish each time.

Use fashion apps to look great

Get off-season sales

When seasons change, so do your clothes. Once winter is over, not only you but the stores too need to put away sweaters and coats. Not always do they fancy doing that though. This is where the off season sales come into the picture. Do not think twice when you catch these. Some of the most desired outfits go on crazy sales at such times. And a coat that you had fancied but was too costly is now all yours. Similarly the other way round when winter sets in. Now it is the summer outfits that are on sale. Never think that you do not need them now. Because this is exactly the ‘now’ you need.

Sales is one option to look great

Catch deals online

Online shopping is a great way to save money while being ahead of the fashion game. Not only do you shop from home but also catch great deals. Make sure your outfit planner is in the loop about your requirements. At times one can catch top brands at amazingly affordable rates. You can now pair them with some of your used clothes and dazzle the look. All at a low cost to you. Keep a lookout for such deals always. The best part of online shopping is home delivery. Ensure you know about their return policy though. This is because the fit might not always be what you like.

Online shopping is one option to look great

Go for thrift stores and factory outlets

When looking to dress great without spending a lot, go to thrift stores. In the same way, factory outlets offer wonderful deals. This is one of the easiest ways to upscale your wardrobe. Normally factory outlets have clothes that have undetectable minor defects. Outwardly they look sensational and sport brand names too. Who is to know where you picked it from? Similarly thrift stores are a great way to make additions to your closet. Some very stylish clothes, tops, dresses and the like are found here. The rest depends on you and your outfit planner. What you make of them is what seals the looks deal.

Second hand shopping is an option to look great

Exchange old for new

There are always some clothes in your possession that you never wear. Or they are much worn and not interesting any longer. Find portals or outlets that allow you to exchange them for new ones. These are great bargain deals to own new sets of clothes at least cost.

Girl sitting in her wardrobe thinking about what to wear

Accessorize differently

An outfit that you have worn previously can be used in a new avatar. Let Chicisimo be your guide here. It will show you different accessories lying in your wardrobe. Choose a new set of earrings maybe. Likewise, add in a new bag maybe. Or wrap a scarf around your head. All of a sudden, you are a style diva. Become your own outfit planner at least cost.

A trendy outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Create new combinations

Chicisimo suggests new look to you with new combinations. You can be creative yourself and come up with your own ideas. A used top that you usually wear with a particular skirt looks entirely different with jeans. The entire look changes- and you don’t need to spend a penny. Fashion TV shows and celebrities can give you some great ideas. Implement them with things you posses and see for yourself.

A casual outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Upcycle is the byword

Getting new ideas from looking around is great. Buying them is not always that great. Furthermore, there is the question of storage space too. Think like an outfit planner here. And watch some DIY videos if you must. You will find that it is quite easy to upscale stuff. Adding trims, patches, etc give a new look. And if need be, you can completely change the item. An old sweater can easily repurpose as a handbag. Give it a try.

Add some stickers to your denim jacket to look great

Stick to a budget

Going through Chicisimo for suggestions, pick up small additions. Say a new blouse to go with used trousers. But, here comes the crux ladies. Shopping means getting carried away at times. Make a budget when you go out. Moreover, stick to it. And remember that it is possible to look great while being thrifty.

Girl thinking about her budget for going shopping

Be loyal to style classics

Some things can never be replaced. They are classics transcending time and trends. Ensure you have some such in your wardrobe.Like a white shirt, black pumps, a leather jacket. With these in your possession, you can tweak around a little to get a new look each time. And remain classy to boot.

A basic simple outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

As you can see, it is not essential to go with brands. A clear idea of the look you desire is good enough. Use inputs from your outfit planner to look stylish in a budget. Along with this, stock up your wardrobe with some classics. You are ready to conquer the world now.

9 ways to wear a scarf and be stylish

Who came up with the scarf as an accessory- one wonders at times! It has to be the most versatile of all. There is actually no end to how many ways one may use this. They come in all colours and textures one can imagine. Some are checked, others plain, or printed. And they are all weather to boot. The problem is to restrict it to 9 ways to wear a scarf. A problem of plenty, one might say! And what a happy problem this is. The way a scarf lifts an outfit to a different level is to be experienced. Any outfit planner will swear by this.

For those of you using Chicisimo, the fashion planner app that 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.), scarves are a familiar accessory. In fact you must own several in wardrobe. They do up the fashion quotient but need to be styled with care. But is that not true of every garment or accessory? Read on to find out more:

What are the best 9 ways to wear a scarf?

Knot it around the neck

As always, there are multiple ways to do this. As many styles as knots you can make. Do you have a long scarf in your wardrobe? Because those are easiest to knot. For example, you can go with a knot just above your chest and let the ends hang loose. You may begin with a single knot and then put the other end through the knot. Or you could knot the scarf to one side and keep one end at front. Then you throw the other end over your shoulder. 

Girl with a scarf know it around the neck is a way to wear a scarf by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Use on your head

There are endless ways to tie a scarf around your head. You can cover your head fully if you wish. Or you might also opt for partial cover. Use your scarf as a band maybe. Alternatively consider using it as a head tie. You must ask an outfit planner what suits you best. Obviously the vintage style remains. And this is where you fold your scarf into a triangle and drape it over your head. The narrow ends are then held together with a standard knot or bow tied.

Girl with a scarf on her head is a way to wear a scarf by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Infinity style

This is a manner of draping a scarf that is really classy. Surely you have seen many illustrations on magazines or on Chicisimo? Even if you don’t own one, no big deal. Just tie up the ends of a long scarf in a small end and voila! Your infinity scarf is made. Drape it in double loops that hang loose around your neck. Together with polo neck or turtle neck tops, this look is beautiful.

Girl wearing a winter chic outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Braid it

At the cost of sounding repetitive, there are multiple ways to achieve this look too. You are limited only by your imagination. Of course it is a good idea to seek further ideas from an outfit planner. You can also just go solo and do what you wish. Braiding the scarf into a necklace will look good. Alternatively fold your scarf into a triangle and begin braiding the ends loosely. This lends a full look around your neck. It is a great style for winters. Wear it with a dress or top from your wardrobe.

Girl wearing a casual outfit with a scarf by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Brooch tie

Another feminine version of wearing a scarf. It is one of the easiest to try on. And it works best with dainty and soft silk scarves. The more delicate brooch you choose from your wardrobe, the softer is the look. Fold your scarf into a triangle, bringing the ends together around your neck. Thereafter, pin on a brooch to hold them in place against the neck. You are done! As simple as that really.

Girl wearing a stylish outfit with scarf by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Twist it

Wondering how to style that skinny scarf that you own? Twisting it around its ends is what you need. Your outfit planner can do a great job here. All you need is to loop it once around your neck. Take the two long ends hanging over and keep twisting them around this loop. You will ultimately arrive at a classy twisted large loop look. And still have some material for long loose ends. Of course this will be possible if your scarf originally is really long and skinny. Try it out!

Girl wearing a casual outfit with scarf by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Sarong it

Among the popular of 9 ways to wear a scarf is to use it as a sarong. Your beach outing will be a hit in this way. Make sure to pick your favourite from the wardrobe. Obviously you cannot use a woollen one. But that is common sense. 

Girl with a scarf like a skirt for the beach is a way to wear a scarf by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Bow it

A beautifully feminine way to tie your scarf is a bow tie. It adds a special touch to your wardrobe choice of the day. Does not matter if you have a long scarf or a smaller one. The only thing that will change of course is the size of the bow. This choice depends upon where you are headed with a bow scarf. Where you place the bow also adds a lovely touch. For example, a big plush bow to one side, nestling gently against your chin. Even picturing that in mind is so lovely, right? You may also go for a smallish bow right down the middle. Hold clumps on both sides and put a hair tie around.

Girl with a scarf like a bow is a way to wear a scarf by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Bandana it

This style is for larger sized scarves. Do you normally avoid those fearing they would bulk up your look? On the contrary, they do a lot to add to style. Why not go through some suggestions on Chicisimo too? Basically what you need to do is to fold this into a triangle. Now drape it on the front of your neck and take the narrow ends behind your neck. Knot the ends together. There you have a layered look to your large scarf. Bold checks would look great. You can be your own outfit planner here.

Girl wearing a casual winter outfit with a scarf by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Now that you have read through the article, you know the most popular 9 ways to wear a scarf, out of many of course. Plan out your look in consultation with your outfit planner, and you will get the most awesome results. You will turn heads for sure!

How to wear a trench: The basic coat

The most basic coat you can have, the trench. Evergreen, classy, all purpose and all weather. It is a fashion must have. In fact if you do not have one in your wardrobe,go get! More so since it has been dug up from the past and revived now. Everyone is wearing one, man or woman. Every outfit planner is planning looks based on the trench. ‘How to wear a trench’ has now become a sought after query.

And why not, indeed? You will not find a more versatile item to get for your wardrobe. Wear it with anything at all. Well, almost! Which other single item in your possession can boast of this? Whether you watch celebrities or fashion shows or Chicisimo, the trench is ubiquitous. It has the ability to up the fashion quotient of any outfit several notches. You can wear it for every weather, spring or winter.

Girl wearing a basic trench with style by Chicisimo fashion planner app

This basic coat helps its own cause by the sheer variety it has. You may get trenches in leather, vinyl or the traditional type. And of course there are myriad colours to explore too. This piece of clothing is ready to be explored and used. Would you like a guided article on how to wear a trench? Yes? Read on then….

Different ways to wear the basic trench coat

The most popular item of clothing to pair with your trench? Your jeans of course. The ensemble looks smart and is easy to put together.  You would not even require an outfit planner for this. Take a normal pair of jeans with casual tops. Slip into your basic beige trench. If the weather allows, keep it open all the way down. Accessorize with a fancy belt from your wardrobe. Alternatively wear a long sleeved shirt under the trench with your jeans. How about folding the sleeves of the trench and letting the shirt cuffs out? Sounds great too, right!

Girl wearing a total white look by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Finally wear with a pair of wedges. You are ready to step out in casual chic. In case you are going for colour trenches in vinyl, jeans look great with them. The fact that both jeans as well as the trench are flexible helps. You can style your own look too. Glean ideas from fashion magazines and YouTube divas to come up with a new look.

Wear it with a midi dress

You will find many examples of a trench paired with a midi dress. They make a great pair. Check out some options through the Chicisimo app. You ought to check with your outfit planner how a cinched look works. With the advice of an expert you can go for a belt at the waist. This gives definition and shape to the entire outfit and elevates it to a different level. The midi dress ideally ought to contrast with the trench. This is because it will show and contrasting colour schemes will work wonderfully.

Girl wearing a basic trench with a midi dress by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Trenches work great in winter

All you need to do is button them up all the way. No need to worry that the rest of your outfit is not showing. That is how it is meant to be in winter in the outdoors, right? Instead choose an outstanding item from your wardrobe. Something colourful and stand apart. In fact something that contrasts beautifully with the beige trench. For example, a deep purple leather handbag. Or a stunning pair of brown leather boots. The whole outfit will stand apart. Then, give it a try right now. So what if winter is far away? No harm in trying out whenever.

Girl wearing a pink trench in winter by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Oversize your way to style

By their very nature, trenches are a bit bulky. It helps that you do not have to panic if you don’t have the right size. Rather, you can go raid a friend’s wardrobe. Because an oversized trench looks really ‘cool’ actually. And it goes well with any formal clothes you might be wearing. Say you are in a chic top and black trousers, all set for a rendezvous. Pairing this with an oversized beige trench can work wonders. It will be all worth it when your friend sees the effect.

Girl wearing a basic trench with sneakers by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Go pop some colour and texture

Trenches have been around for ages. They have made a great comeback recently. Man or woman, almost everyone seems to have one in their wardrobe. They have remained a fashion must-have through times because they are in new avatars now. And reinvention and adaptation has been the key actually. Because of their constant evolution it is good to have an outfit planner advise you. 

Colours have moved beyond beige. And textures have come in the form of leather and vinyl. Say you are opting for a colourful trench. Deep burgundy or mustard is in vogue. If you are the one who loves adventure in your wardrobe choices, go for these. The pairing is important though. In fact, you can get visual input from Chicisimo. Once you see how the entire ensemble looks on you, take a call.

Girl wearing a red coat by Chicisimo outfit planner app

The appeal lies in detailing

Not only what you wear with your trench is what defines fashion. What detailing is there in your trench matters too! How to wear a trench that has a different colour lining with, say, checks? Leave it OPEN, of course! How else will that little detailing show? Many an outfit planner also is recommending going for a basic beige trench. Over it they are going for an open jacket with bold and colourful checks. The whole outfit looks exactly like a trench but a different zone. A plaid jacket on top of a trench is quite an eye-catcher. And not only does it serve in winter, it oozes style. The entire plain trench is pulled to a new zone.

Girl wearing a perfect work outfit by Chicisimo planner app

As can be seen from this exhaustive write-up, it is all about the trench. Surely you will have no doubts now on how to wear a trench. For more ideas, search on Chicisimo, the fashion planner app that 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.). Use it as and when you feel comfortable. There is no end to its fashion appeal.

9 ideas to be more stylish: Are you ready to try them?

Some people manage to be stylish effortlessly, and they need not necessarily be celebrities. Neither need these 9 ideas to be more stylish. In fact, we see such people around us all the time.  They just seem to get it right every time.  And one is left wondering, what do they do? Do they have an outfit planner tag along all the time?

It is something to be updated and aware of fashion always.  You might also keep updating your wardrobe often. However, it is quite another to think of your fashion feet, so to say. Appearing stylish with what you already have is the key. For instance, giving a twist to an old outfit to take it to another level….

Fashion apps like Chicisimo,  the fashion planner app that 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.), help by keeping track of all your stuff. Just try these 9 ideas to be more stylish to up the fashion quotient by degrees:

Knot it

Take a normal shirt for example, just a plain white or a checked shirt. Anything at all, you know. The point here is not the shirt at all but how you wear it. Leave the top buttons open and work the knot at the bottom.  Do not tuck it in or leave it loose like usual.  Take hold of the ends and tie them in a knot. The effect is sure to be wow. How you knot, how tight, etc. can be decided with your outfit planner. The same applies to much worn tees too.  Knot up the ends and wham! A new look altogether. 

Girl wearing a knot shirt from Chicisimo fashion planner app

Tie up

A new way to jazz up a straight line dress would be to tie it up. Wondering how? Say you picked up a simple maxi dress from your wardrobe. Just pick up the hem on one side and tie it up. The look picks up at once.  A bit more of the leg is exposed too.  Then pair it with a good pair of shoes. This is a sure way to amp up your looks!

Wearing a black mini dress is one of the ideas to be more stylish

Stack it

One ring on each finger? Naah! How about three rings in one? Now you are talking. Jazz up your outfit by picking multiple rings from your wardrobe. Stacking up on accessories is a great way to go. Same goes for earrings too. Depending upon the occasion, you can go overboard on one ear.  Adorning it with multiple clip-on earrings adds to the look. In fact push your hair behind your ears for this. It will add on to the stylish look.

Wearing lot of rings is one of the ideas to be more stylish

Roll up

Have you thought of rolling up the sleeves of your regular shirt? Surely you have seen images on Chicisimo to the same effect? People are getting away with more in fact.  And actually rocking it! Blazers and formal coat sleeves are going that way too.  Ask your outfit planner for best ideas to do so.  When you wear a coat with rolled sleeves, it works magic.  Do not do this regularly though. Because works better if you use it as a surprise effect. You have the casual quotient into formal wear right there.

Girl wearing a denim shirt from Chicisimo fashion planner app

Clinch it

Giving definition to your outfit with a belt or any sort of tie is a clincher. And this works especially well with dresses.  Long or short, whatever you fancy from your wardrobe. Picking a chord or a belt will help break the straight lines.  If you have a waistline to flaunt, you should try this.  If you are slightly broader, definitely do this.  And you can always play with colour, texture and patterns. Chicisimo can help with trendy suggestions.

A perfect festival outfit from Chicisimo fashion planner app

Jacket them

Leather or denim, formal or casual, a jacket ups your style easily. Keep a jacket handy at all times.  Throwing it over your shoulder looks really stylish!  An outfit planner, real or an app, can help with stylish options. You can easily carry off a formal shirt with a leather jacket.  This in fact will create a whole new look for you. Jackets and coats have a way to upping the look like no other.

Wearing a leather jacket is one of the ideas to be more stylish

Mess up

Prim and proper always? That does not always work.  Why not consider messing things up a bit? This is like organized mess.  You know how? Say, doing your hair with great care to look just-washed. Granted this takes a lot of doing. But isn’t that what fashion is all about? Or tucking your top in irregularly, leaving some bits out.  Work on this look for a fabulous effect. This look goes very well with jeans and a belt.  Try this look to get more stylish.

Messy hair is one of the ideas to be more stylish

Lace the look

Have you considered lace additions? Lace adds a distinct feminine touch to an outfit.  Make sure there are different options in your wardrobe. Think alace trimming on the collar of your shirt. Paired with formal trousers and a jacket.  How stylish does that look? Make sure you have Chicisimo at hand to offer your various outfit choices. You can arrange and group your things variously in this app.

Girl wearing a lace top from Chicisimo fashion planner app

Layer and layer

One of the abiding style mantras is– layering.  Remember you can never go wrong with this.  And this helps with colder climes as well as superior styling.  Colour combinations and materials can be played around with. From necklines to lengths, everything contributes to a final look.

Girl wearing layers from Chicisimo fashion planner app

Get your own style

And the last of the 9 ideas to be more stylish is… being you.  In the end, it is all about you.  Each of you develops a signature style over time.  Various trends influence the way you dress. In fact your wardrobe choices are a reflection of who you are. Some of you prefer bold colours and floral designs.  Others like to add a sparkle to every outfit.  Some of you might be totally subtle in your choices.  Go out with confidence in your own style. Your outfit planner can help to zero in on the perfect look.

Girl wearing a very stylish outfit from Chicisimo fashion planner app

So ladies, there is no alternative to a confident you.  Granted that good clothes do help.  But you are the one who ultimately matters.  Make sure to adorn yourself with self belief with these 9 ideas to be more stylish. You are set to go now!

How to dress for your hair colour and look great

Take a look around you at any given time. There are as many natural skin tones as there are hair colours. Blondes, brunettes, redheads, and greys are the basic human hair colours. The different hues are due to changes in eumelanin and pheomelanin. In addition, one can always colour one’s hair any shade. Which colour are you? And have you ever worried about how to dress for your hair colour? It is in fact a very important aspect to picking your wardrobe. Not every hair colour will go with every outfit colour. What you need is expert advice in this matter. Consult Chicisimo for example, a virtual outfit planner that can give you great 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.).

Remember that the ultimate goal is to rock and own every look. Consequently you must keep your skin tone in mind. Knowing how to dress for your hair colour is extremely important. This holds true for those of you who colour your hair too. Below are some fashion suggestions to help you decide.

How to dress for your hair colour?

Blondes

Often the butt of jokes, this category ranges from near white to very light browns. And then there is platinum white too. Blonde shades look stunning when paired with dark shades. Platinum white hairs go very well with bright reds. The contrast looks beautiful. In fact many such blondes are seen in red outfits. By and large for lighter browns, pick warm shades from your wardrobe. Have you checked on Chicisimo for suggestions yet? Notwithstanding its virtual nature, it helps by showing you your entire range of clothing. You can play your own outfit planner and pick an outfit too. Keep experimenting with dark shades of blue as well for that contrast.

How to dress for your hair colour if you are blonde by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Brunettes

This category colours range from burnished wood to coal black. Mostly found in people with warm skin tones, this hair speaks warmth all over. Check out for earthy tones in your wardrobe.From fiery reds to deep greens and vibrant blues, all look amazing. In fact they complement your hair colour beautifully. Oranges and yellows are good colour choices too. In fact the range that you can wear is very wide. Not much is left for brunettes to explore as far as colour choices. It is, however, a good idea to give the whites, creams and pastels a miss. They don’t do much for you. Besides, why not make the most of colours? Not everyone can carry bright hues with the élan that you can.

How to dress for your hair colour if you are brunette by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Redheads

Anything from flaming red to warm reds and oranges belong to this category. And surely your outfit planner would recommend cream and ivory shades too. Flaming redheads look sensational in earth tones. And this is because the dark red of your hair totally brings out those shades. Some of these colours are often dismissed as dull or uninspiring. You have only to try out some and experience the difference. The warm hues of your mane need to be offset by these tones. But it is best to avoid pinks and reds. That brings in too much redness to the picture. However, lighter shades of redheads like auburns can carry light pinks better. You might ask Chicisimo to display various outfit options to choose from. The advantage of an online app as an outfit planner is to have options displayed to you. Choose that colour which you feel is really ‘you’.

How to dress for your hair colour if you are redhead by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Greys

Lack of melanin causes hair to grey. But even grey hair has categories. From silver to steel grey, it lends an altogether distinguished look. In fact, some celebrities are rocking the greys. Notably Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton and George Clooney, to name a few. Are you one of those who rock the grey look? One who is supremely confident and self-assured? Suddenly you have made it that much easier for your outfit planner. There are examples galore to style your wardrobe after. Classy pant suits and dresses in dark colours will bring out the grey beautifully. Very dark shades of grey look wonderful too. Thinking 50 shades? Hah, right!

How to dress for your hair colour if you are greyhead by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Coloured hair

Is there really any range here? On the contrary, you are only limited by your imagination. And anything goes really. What do you fancy today? Are you in for purple? With a green streak maybe? Or a vibrant shade of orange? Whatever it is, keep your outfit planner in the loop. Decide in tandem with your skin tone and hair colour. For example, say you have gone a shade of candy pink for your hair. Including shades of that in our outfit would look great. Take a peek into your wardrobe. Maybe that pink skirt over there? Further, wear it with a top that is light in colour to display the contrast more. Colored hair goes with most contrasts as well as matching. You have options aplenty.

A elegant outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

To match or to contrast – the eternal question

All this while, the discussion has been on what colour outfit matches which hair. However, girls often face another dilemma. Should they match their dress and hair? Or would it be better to go for a contrast and stand out. And the choice is totally yours and how you feel. Some people have it in them to pull off matching. For instance, a deep brunette in shades of dark browns and chocolate shades would be great. From their hair to their footwear it could all be matching, and still look good. 

A chic outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Contrast this with the group that likes to, well, contrast. Are you in this group? In that case, lots of colour possibilities have been discussed above. And for each category of hair colour too. So, follow those guidelines to arrive at a suitable outfit. And alternatively it would be wonderful if you move out a bit too. Meaning, look for some shades other than those mentioned above. There is no harm trying everything out, is there?

As shown above, pick your wardrobe carefully based on your hair colour. This article would have given you enough guidance on how to dress for your hair colour. It is time you tried out these combinations for yourself.

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 digital closets, or smart fitting rooms 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 loose 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. And if you need an extra help, you’ll soon be able to use the In-Store Outfit Recommender of Fashion Taste API.

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!