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.

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. 

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.

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.

What to wear for a business dinner

Dressing up for a business dinner is a completely different proposition. It is one that demands an entirely different wardrobe. And then there are different types of business dinners too. There are the formal ones, casual ones or award function types, so definitely it’s not easy to know what to wear for a business dinner.

Deciding what to wear for a business dinner demands that you turn out with a certain level of professionalism. After all you will be interacting with people you work with. Get help from your outfit planner to come up with something appropriate. You may also consult Chicisimo for suggestions 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.). The style needs to be a bit understated. You can always play with colours within a restriction of course. 

Do you want to know what to wear for a business dinner? Keep reading:

The occasion

Like stated above, a business dinner can be for various reasons.  You could be meeting people for a dinner interview. Or it might be business with pleasure. Or part of an awards night. Depending on what kind of occasion is involved, take care to dress. The rule to go by is to choose middle ground in any case.  Not too casual or suggestive, but definitely not the typical 9-to-5 outfits. Suppose it is an interview dinner. You need to pull something formal from your wardrobe. That does not mean it has to be stiffly formal.  After all it is dinner as well. Mixing formal trousers with a slightly flouncy top works great.  A little bit bolder make up but not too loud is needed. 

A black suit outfit for a business dinner by Chicisimo fashion planner app

The weather

Your choice of outfit for a business dinner depends greatly on weather. Ask your outfit planner to help with a good choice.  Keeping things warmly casual is very easy in summers.  You can experiment with a lot of clothes.  Winters pose a challenge in that everything is topped with a heavy jacket. This is quite okay!  Make sure what you wear under the jacket is winter material too.  Take care to choose the right colours for winters.  Chicisimo is a good way to make sure you make the right choice.

A mini dress for a business dinner by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Dress culture

Each workplace has a different culture. No one needs an outfit planner to tell you that. It is an important factor when choosing a dinner outfit.  It helps that in some dinners, the dress code is mentioned.  One can then play around with a number of choices within that.  If no such code is in play, choose an outfit that is in keeping with your company.  Some workplaces are quite rigid in outlook. Other places are much more relaxed when it comes to business dinners. Keep in mind this aspect.  This is something that varies from company to company.  Your perception of your workplace plays a big role in your choice.

A elegant outfit for a business dinner by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Pick outfits conservatively

However the occasion might dictate, one cannot but dress conservatively.  After all this is about work. How you turn up for a business dinner will reflect later.  Let your wardrobe choices speak for yourself. For example, a skirt or a dress can never be too short.  Just below knee or at knee level works well. Your tops ought not to be too clingy. Or with a neckline that shows too much cleavage. Like stated, your choice of clothes will have an impact on your work environment. Remain understated but not underwhelming in your choices.

A white outfit for a business dinner by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Accessorize well

Any outfit, and we mean anything at all, can be taken to a different level with accessories.  Even the most regular office outfit.  Make sure you pop in some mind blowing accessories into your work bag the day of dinner.  This is in case you do not have time to get back home.  A chunky neck piece will act as a lovely pick up to your dress.  If the weather dictates, pack in a beautiful shawl with a dazzling pair of earrings.  On the way out from work, just put these on and voila! Your ordinary office dress is now a thing of beauty while maintaining the conservative look.  Even your simple office shirt and trousers can be jazzed up in a minute. Adding an elegant scarf will do this effortlessly. 

A stylish chic outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Time available

This is of utmost importance when picking the right dress. Say you have very little time on your hands. Office work just got over and you are in a regular dress. There is no time to rush home and freshen up.  In such cases, remember to carry a stylish jacket to work.  And spice up your regular outfit with that. Along with this, pack in some jewellery, a stylish bag, and a pair of embellished fancy shoes. That will be enough to transform the boring work dress.  But if you do have time on your hands, make best use of it. Put on another dress altogether, something in shinier material perhaps? Keeping your look professional yet feminine is the key.  Talk to your outfit planner before making the final choice.

A total black outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Mind your footwear

Like any outfit planner will advise, footwear adds a whole new look.  If required carry a pair of fancy footwear to work. And you can then slip into those at the end of work. A business dinner, as stated, requires a fine balance. You might already be wearing semi-formals.  It is totally okay to play around with your shoes here. Of course you would not go all glittery and fancy. That does not mean you go in work shoes either. A regular pair of wedges with a fancy clasp will work wonders.  But ensure it goes well with the overall planned look.  Before you leave for the dinner, go through your wardrobe once and pick out a good bag. That kind of completes your look.

Outfit with animal print heels by Chicisimo fashion planner app

It is not easy to look beautiful and gorgeous within rules.  But who said it is not possible? You need not always think in terms of neutrals when it comes to work. Add a dash of colour to your outfit for that wow factor. And make heads turn where company heads meet. Chicisimo will guide you adequately to this end. Worry no more girls. Because you now know what to wear for a business dinner.

7 fashion accessories you need to wear this summer

The seasons have changed. Spring and summer have hotfooted upon you, and how! Before you go out in your summer avatar, check with your outfit planner because there are 7 fashion accessories you need to wear this summer. Is everything in your wardrobe in keeping with the latest trends? Do you have the wares to flaunt this summer?

Clothes are all very well but it pays to have the right accessories to flaunt. The role that accessories play in enhancing a look cannot be stated enough. As the heat of summer gets to you, choose simple clothes to wear.  And then head to the accessories section in your collection.  Because this is where you can turn on the magic.  As simple items can jazz up the entire look.  Why not update yourself on the latest accessory trends this season?

Here is a list of 7 fashion accessories to wear this summer:

Scarves on bags

A fashion trend that is doing the rounds is with scarves. And no, they are not around the neck. Brightly coloured scarves are finding themselves around handbags. You heard it right, ladies! Ask any outfit planner for confirmation. You might choose a simple summer outfit with a cross-body bag. And all you need to do to up the fashion quotient is to add a scarf. Whatever kind of bag you are going out with; just pick a scarf from your wardrobe. Knot it around the shoulder strap or place it casually and let it hang long.  Because this is the trendiest way to go with scarves this season. It would be advisable to pick brightly coloured ones to offset your simple outfit.

A bag with a scarve added

Natural fabric bags

Summer automatically eliminates leathers and silks from the handbag fabric choice.  Check Chicisimo for their latest summer collection.  And you will find suggestions in jute, straw, crochet and denim. Make sure you have a summer collection in your wardrobe.  What the size or design is will depend upon latest trends.  Right now shrunken bags are in fashion. You should talk to your outfit planner to get a clearer idea.  Big or small, summer means going natural. Some bags have actually shrunk in size, barely enough to hold a mobile device.  And some others are way too big.  However, you ought to go natural with the fabric this summer.

Natural fabric bags to wear on summer

Bucket hats

The only way to say this is, “They are back”. Yes ladies! Take a peek into your wardrobe right now. Do you have them, or do you have them? Yeah, it is that vital an accessory. Summer of ’19 is with bucket hats.  They are here in a variety of colours. Many of them are reversible too. And they not only provide ample shade, they are comfortable too. Most bucket hats are in cottons or other summer friendly materials. Men and women alike are going for this style statement. For suggestions on how to pair them right, download the outfit planner app, Chicisimo. You will come to know how best to wear these.  They are available everywhere, at online as well as real stores. So, get a collection right now.

Girl wearing a bucket hat

Layer necklaces

Quite a rage this summer, are layer necklaces.  They are everywhere when you look around. The beauty of summer outfits is they usually come with deep necklines.  And allow you to flaunt a layer necklace quite nicely. Layer necklaces go beautifully with high necklines as well. They sit on the fabric of your top in that case. Multiple layers are in vogue.  Each layer can be an altogether different pattern. Material even.  There are innumerable choices for the wearer.  Chicisimo will suggest different ones for you.  In addition, it can also help you assemble your summer look. Just go to the app and look for various summer suggestions. And you can play with lengths and metal also.  In fact, solely your imagination limits you.

Layer necklaces are a fashion accessorie to wear this summer

Giant sunglasses

The biggest, the weirdest angles, they are trending this season. Sunglasses are anyway a must to go through summer. They are the only way to protect the delicate skin around your eyes. So, make sure to check with your outfit planner regarding them.  Sunglasses have a way of changing shapes every season.  But that holds true for everything actually.  Stock your wardrobe accessory section with huge ones this year.  You understand how big, right? The ones that will cover your eyebrows and then go down almost halfway to cheeks. Okay that might be bit of an exaggeration but you get the drift, right?

Giant sunglasses are a fashion accessorie to wear this summer

Shells and feathers on shoes

The latest trends this summer season is with embellishments to shoes.  Sandals are the best in this season. But with feathers? Well, it would seem so when one browses through Chicisimo. This app shows trending fashion tips and you will get an idea. How wise it is to go around like a grounded bird is questionable. However, lightly embellished sandals with coloured feathers are a good idea. It will surely enhance the appeal of your outfit. Check out with your outfit planner right now. And another fetching footwear trend is shell embellishment. Many shoe designers are coming up with beautiful designs.  But shells can be slightly uncomfortable to wear all day though. Check your comfort level before giving in to trends.

Bohemian sandals are a fashion accessorie to wear this summer

Pearls

Eternal. Delicate. Beautiful. If anything screams elegance, pearls do. Anytime, anyplace, any occasion. They really are all weather too. This means you just need to pull them out of your wardrobe and get going. They go well with every dress. With times changing, their designs and patterns have also undergone a change.  Catch the latest designs on Chicisimo and you will get an idea. Earrings have changed to ear cuffs and bracelets are sculptured.  Necklaces can always be layered, of course. Designers are coming up with newer styles. However much they change, pearls retain their classic chic always.

Pearls are a fashion accessorie to wear this summer

Own the perfect look in these fashion accessories to wear this summer.  Add on to your wardrobe as needed.  And remember to update your virtual outfit planner app, Chicisimo too.  This will enable the app to advise you best. Chicisimo, the fashion planner app, 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.). Best foot forward then ladies! Here’s to the summer of 2019.