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

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

Girls having fun at Sex and the City

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

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

Here the most memorable outfits of Carrie Bradshaw:

The tutu

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

Carrie Bradshaw wearing her tutu outfit

Black crop top

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

Carrie Bradshaw wearing a black crop top

Madonna look

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

Carrie Bradshaw wearing a Madonna inspired look

The white dress

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

Girl wearing a basic white dress

Roof top party

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

Girls from Sex and the city in a roof top party

Green in Paris

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

Carrie Bradshaw wearing her green tutu in Paris

Skating dress

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

Wearing a chic outfit for skating

Flower on dress

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

Carrie Bradshaw wearing her iconic white dress

Opera dress

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

The perfect Opera dress

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

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!

The best MET gala looks of all time

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

MET gala best looks

The MET has emerged as an awaited event on the social calendar for fashion buffs. Celebrities vie to outdo each other on the outfit front. As a result, outfits are keenly watched by fashion followers. And their choices then dictate fashion apps like Chicisimo to help with suggestions and ideas. You can download Chicisimo  here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). Best foot forward then ladies! Here’s to the summer of 2019.

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

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

Princess Diana

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

Princess Diana wearing a Dior dress for the MET gala

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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

Jacqueline Kennedy Oasis wearing a black dress for the MET gala

Cher

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

Cher wearing a Bob Mackie dress for the MET gala

Madonna

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

Madonna in an Stella McCartney dress

Rihanna

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

Rihanna in a Guo Pei dress

Naomi Campbell

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

Noami Campbell in a pink dress

Gisele Bundchen

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

Gisele Bundchen wearing a Dior dress for the MET gala

Kate Moss

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

Kate Moss wearing a Calvin Klein dress for the MET gala

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

10 basics to wear in summer

Today we want to talk about the 10 basics to wear in summer. Because summer is here in all its blazing glory. Everyone is more thirsty suddenly and looking for shade. Do not let the fashion alarm bells start ringing! No way, ladies. Just adapt and update your wardrobe to be summer-ready. There are some choices that suggest itself, given the weather. There are some others that an outfit planner can ably guide.

Just give your wardrobe a thorough rummaging to decide upon your summer style.  Not essentially getting down on your hands and knees though. Wondering how? This is where an app like Chicisimo plays a role. You have your entire range of clothes documented on the app.  Once you have grouped them appropriately, you are all set to go. 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.). Ready? So, let’s go!

Here is a look at 10 basics to wear in summer and rock it:

Crop and tank tops

The coolest fashion item of clothing to own in summer. The outfit rather suggests itself, right? It is a must-have in your wardrobe. Not only does it look ‘cool’, it acts cool to. These are short tops with thin shoulder straps. Or none at all! They might be body hugging or with a loose fit.  Essentially they are midriff-baring outfits.  It is great if you have a flat tummy to flaunt.  If not, it’s ok too. Who cares after all! It is the comfort that sets the tone, right?

A basic summer outfit with crop top from Chicisimo fashion app

Shorts

Another outfit that spells summer. These are available in a variety of styles, colours and fabrics.  Have a word with your outfit planner regarding ones best suited for you. Each of you has a different body type. What suits one might not work on another. Try out various styles to find the perfect one.  One might also use Chicisimo for suggestions and ideas.

A basic summer outfit with shorts from Chicisimo fashion app

Cotton tees

Thinking beyond cottons is quite criminal in summers, right? Cotton is the most skin-friendly fabric out there. Make sure to make a place for cotton tees in your wardrobe. There are colours and styles galore. Your outfit planner will compulsorily advise having a white tee.  This is because it pairs easily with any other colour. In addition go for tees in pastels shades. The plainer they are, the more suited for summer. Give the embellished ones a miss. Deep necklines and loose fits help with airiness and coolness. 

A basic summer outfit with cotton tees from Chicisimo fashion app

Shirt dress

This one is a fashion clincher, ladies.  Very much in style these days, try them out.  Essentially long shirts, they are also called boyfriend shirts because of loose fit. They sit loosely upon you. They finish just above the knee generally.  A tee shirt dress too falls in this bracket.  Except for the fabric and styling, both answer to a general description. Shop for a belt to go with this.  The belt gives definition and shape. Of course how you choose the belt depends on your shirt.  Narrow or wide, plain or plaited, bold or subtle, you take the call. You can also look for suggestions on Chicisimo.

A basic summer outfit with a shirt dress from Chicisimo fashion app

White jeans

The accent here in on ‘white’, ladies. You will definitely feel braver to face the sun when clad in white.  Go for the lighter denims in white.  The advantage is you can pair these with any colour top of your choice.  As long as you settle for light shades and fabrics, you are summer ready. Stock up your wardrobe with this today, because definitely white jeans are one of the 10 basics to wear in summer.

A basic summer outfit with white jeans from Chicisimo fashion app

Linen clothes

Coolest and most comfortable fabric for summers.  Every designer opts for this fabric for the hotter months. Best part is- every kind of outfit is being made out of them.  Be is shirts, tops, skirts or trousers. Your outfit planner can suggest the best ones for you. Linen collection is a must in your summer closet.  They are a bit difficult to maintain though.  One needs to iron these and properly fold and store.  The comfort and the advantage of the fabric are all worth it though. Go for linens, girls. 

Linen clothes are one of the 10 basics to wear in summer

Palazzos

Airy, summery and cool, literally.  Palazzos are designed so that you keep airy in the hot months.  These fit snugly at the waist but then flare and flow like pyjamas. Ideal for summer wear.  The beauty of this outfit is that it can be super casual as well as semi-formal. Depends on the material you choose, as well as the top and accessories. Flexible and fashionable at the same time.

Palazzo pants are one of the 10 basics to wear in summer

Sandals

Just cannot stress on this more. Must, must, must own these in your wardrobe. How else would you give your feet some respite?  No way can you imprison them in closed shoes.  Let the closed ones be kept aside for office if you wish.  And then lovely open footwear for your galas. For every other time in summer go for sandals. There is nothing more comfortable than slipping your feet into them. Get a range of these today.

Sandals are one of the 10 basics to wear in summer

Sunhats and sunshades

Not every summer basic need be about clothes, right? It is the overall look you are aiming for. Sunhats and sunshades protect your hair and eyes from the harmful UVs. Not only that, they bring in a dash of style that is amazing.  Invest in high grade UV-resistant sunshades though.  Not only your eyes but the delicate skin around them needs protection. Also, go for broad-brimmed, floppy straw and crochet hats. Talk to your outfit planner for the perfect summer look.

Sunhats and sunshades are one of the 10 basics to wear in summer

Sunscreen

Last but definitely not the least of our 10 basics to wear in summer. Taking care of your skin is a must in summer. Avoid tanning and sunburns with a good sunscreen.  It is a summer essential to see you through the harsh months.  Remember to check for the SPF value before you pick one. The damage caused by UV rays can be immense. And the repercussions many.  Take all steps to protect yourself before you go out.  This is a must-wear in summer.

Girl applying sunscreen

So remember ladies that summers demand whites and lights.  Follow this golden rule when finalizing your summer outfits. Wear your clothes lightly. And carry yourself with confidence all the time.  Because this enhances and promotes whatever you wear.

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.

How to rock your sneakers and make the most out of them

A classic case of transference from sport to vogue, sneakers is go-to footwear. It is tough to believe they were originally designed for physical activity. Yeah, right! And now they are everywhere. And not only with the tried and tested jeans look. Any outfit planner will tell you to include them in your collection, and that’s why we are going to teach you how to rock your sneakers.

In fact, they have easily transcended the fashion barrier.  Turn the pages of any fashion magazine, they are there. Chicisimo has countless looks featuring them. Celebrities are sporting them, literally. Even royalty is rooting for sneakers. Kate Middleton, to be precise.

What are the different ways to rock the sneaker look? You can actually wear them with any outfit in your wardrobe. Here is a look at some ways to use them.  Watch your cool quotient and style meter zoom. Let’s learn how to rock your sneakers with these tips:

Converse

By far the most stylish sneakers, they are a class apart. Do not have any in your collection yet? What are you waiting for? Your outfit planner will endorse cropped jeans with these. Converse in bold colours with white laces all the way up is a style staple. They have such a distinct look. Pick up any denim from your wardrobe to go with these.  White jeans would look ultra cool. With a pop of colour in the top, you are sure to own this look.  Converse shoes might not always be high on comfort though.  Make sure you walk around in them before going out.  Fidgeting in your outfit will do nothing for your style. And be prepared to put in some time lacing them all the way up. 

Outfit wearing converse sneakers and rock in it

Dress

The trend of wearing your sneakers with dresses was set rolling by royalty.  Literally! Kate Middleton has made this style relatable with her choices.  It seems her wardrobe is full of outfits commoners relate to. And she has set the trend for sneakers too. There are hundreds of visuals of her in dresses with sneakers. Not only she, many fashionistas and celebs are seen sporting this look.  White is the predominant colour but everything goes. The sheer comfort of sneakers gets people hooked.  Your outfit planner can suggest between low or high ankle types. This will of course depend on the type of dress. More and more people are opting for sneakers with dresses. You will rock the look too.

Outfit wearing a dress with sneakers and rock in it

Colour pop

Sneakers come in all shades and all colours now.  There are fluorescent streaks popping up too. Not only in fashionable avatars but in sporty ones as well.  Sportspersons have been setting trends, in fact. Who can forget Usain Bolt and his special footwear! All metallic might not be what you look for.  Not always, anyway. But certainly a touch of sparkle, a pop of colour helps. Go through Chicisimo to find out what is trending.  You will get an idea what to pair your colourful sneakers with.  The obvious choice seems white.  Think an all white outfit that is perfectly summery! Add to this colour sneakers and you really need nothing else. You can pair them with any colour jeans. Match them with a dress or a skirt and top. That’s how you rock your sneakers!

Outfit wearing colorful sneakers and rock in it

White all the way

The coolest look by far! The winner hands down.  All white might not be anything new. That does not stop it from upping the fashion quotient any day. White sneakers go with everything.  You can blindly pick up a top from your wardrobe, and then go for jeans or a skirt or shorts with it. Finishing with white sneakers gives your outfit that cool look. It is simple and elegant.  No worries if you are going for an all white dress either.  You can always add colour by way of a belt. Or a colourful sling bag! How about a checked shirt over a white spaghetti? In fact, anything that catches your fancy. 

Total white outfit from Chicisimo

Leather lather

A surprising and rocking combination. Pair your sneakers with cropped leather pants.  The effect will wow you. And others, of course! This is a raging trend and your outfit planner will vouch for it too. Whether you are wearing denim tops or white shirt really does not matter.  Pull on your leather pants from your wardrobe and grab a pair of sneakers.  You are ready to hit the roads, lady! Take care to pick a colour to go with the overall look.  Coordinate it well.  But not always. Which means, do not always go for a too-coordinated look.  At times planned chaos works best.  Choose your outfit with abandon and rock it. 

Outfit wearing leather pants and sneakers from Chicisimo

Friday dressing

Most workplaces endorse Friday dressing.  Finally it feels like the weekend.  Casual sets in right then.  And what better way to reinforce casual comfort than with sneakers? Most of you would have mastered this look by now.  In case there is any confusion, go back to jeans and sneakers.  That is the most trusted and reliable. Sneakers spell comfort and are casual too.  At the same time, they are not overly so. You can pair them with your jeans or cropped khakis beautifully. Consult Chicisimo to hit upon more ideas for this,  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.).

Casual outfit for work from Chicisimo

Chunky sports sneakers

Quite the in thing are chunky sneakers.  Pair them with feminine outfits from your wardrobe. The contrast will only highlight the look. You can wear them with midis and cropped pants too. They lend a very relaxed look.  Add a touch of glamour with colourful socks. Your outfit planner will be able to suggest best ones. A hint of these socks peeping out is a stealer. Wear these in different colours depending upon your outfit.  If you are wearing something very colourful, keep the chunkies to whites.  If the outfit is monotone, choose colourful chunkies.  You get the drift here, right? This is kind of a throwback trend but it is gaining ground.

Outfit wearing chunky sneakers and rock in it

Have you already learn how to rock your sneakers? It’s easy-peasey. Get down to enhancing your collection.  The right socks and good choice of outfit will add to the appeal. 

5 fashion youtubers you need to follow if you don’t know what to wear

Today we want to talk about the 5 fashion youtubers you need to follow for fashion advice. You must read carefully 🙂

There is a closet full of used and new outfits in front of you! However, you do not know what to wear. You are definitely not alone. In fact so many ladies face this conundrum daily.  You love at the thought of dressing up. But when it comes to making a choice, your wardrobe is suddenly unhelpful.  In spite of having options, you often need help to decide.

You might have an app like Chicisimo at hand to help you, 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.). Even there’s a personal outfit planner for some of you. They are definitely a great source of inspiration at such times. In addition you must consider looking up fashion YouTube personalities too. They are the ones facing the fashion heat daily.

There are many such fashion gladiators in the virtual realm.  Here are 5 fashion youtubers you need to follow for fashion advice:

Ashley Brooke

She is one of the leading ladies of fashion on YouTube.  You will find inspiration regarding every facet of style from her posts.  Not only does she feature makeup tutorials but also fashion tips.  In fact, about life in NYC and everything that comes with it.  Follow her posts for insights into your wardrobe choices.  She is also a popular face on Instagram.  Her channel will be an able guide into latest trends.  Use her inputs to arrive at a suitable outfit.  You cannot find yourself a better outfit planner.  

She posts weekly videos on YouTube.  These feature her tips and tricks to turn out better.  Use these as inspiration when you decide on your outfit.  Keep the weather in mind and narrow it down to some choices.  Now pick the most suitable one to go with the occasion.

Ashley Brooke, a fashion youtuber you need to follow

Amy Serrano

Another huge name to follow on YouTube for fashion guidance is Amy Serrano.  She has her own channel with a huge following.  Her Instagram account is a big hit too.  Not only can her choices guide you but also her tips on other aspects.  Her blog deals with home, makeup, travel and shopping tips.  When in doubt, consult her channel for tips.  Any good outfit planner would surely suggest the same.  

Your final look is a combination of many factors. For instance, what accessories you should wear with an outfit.  Use tips from her channel as well as Chicisimo.  Your indecision will be addressed very ably.  What these YouTubers do is provide you with ideas galore.  Say you are in the mood for a dress on this day.  But you have so many dresses in your wardrobe!  How would you choose?  Going through some of her video tutorials will help you decide on the best one.

Amy Serrano, a fashion youtuber you need to follow

Zoella

Zoe Sugg, known more famously by her YouTube name of Zoella, is a big name, definitely one of the 5 fashion youtubers you need to follow.  Fashion scenarios change ever too often.  A personality like Zoella is worth following for the variety she brings in.  She is one of the leaders in beauty and fashion on this platform.  Her impeccable sense of style will resonate with you.  You will get new ideas to use things present in your wardrobe.  Follow her beauty vlog too.  Your eternal question of what to wear will find many solutions here.  

You will be surprised how relevant an outfit can be.  Talk to your outfit planner too.  Being true to who you are while remaining trendy is the key.  Fashion is transient at best.  What is in today might be totally out tomorrow.  What Zoella and her ilk do is provide best ideas in a visual form.  This is the best way to inspire followers in choosing what to wear.

Zoella, a fashion youtuber you need to follow

Samantha Maria

A fashion guru in her own right, Samatha has a huge following.  She is based in London and in her own words, “is pretty obsessed with Fashion styling and the world of beauty”.  She has her own fashion blog too.  From making the most of your wardrobe to makeup she has tips for everyone.  For example, one of her vlogs features white jeans styling.  So if you are in the mood for the same, just visit this page.  Let Samantha be your outfit planner for the day.  Follow her page to get an idea of what would look best with white jeans.  That makes it so much easier, right? 

Many times it happens that we have most of the stuff but do not know HOW to use them.  A fashion diva like Samantha shows the way.  She also runs monthly specials for outfits.  Not everything featured on fashion portals is wearable. Samantha has vlogs to address this too. As for what you own in totality, there is Chicisimo to help you here.  The entire layout of your closet is uploaded on the app.  All you need is to click on a particular genre or group.

The youtuber Samantha Maria

Mel Joy

Mel is one of the youngest fashion YouTubers.  Not yet 20, she has an incredible following in the fashion world.  Her range of posts covers a host of topics.  Whenever you feel stuck looking at your wardrobe, turn to Mel for guidance.  Her tutorials on makeup and fashion are eye openers.  For a person so young, she has created a massive impact.  You may put up your queries to her as well.  In fact that is a great way to get inspiration.  

In addition to strutting new clothes, she gives a view into her life.  Visit her page for a holistic view of her life.  Her influence extends to many aspects of daily life.  The more inspired you feel, the more confident you will be in choosing clothes.  One can search for styling tips for every occasion on her page.  You are limited only by your imagination actually.  It is obvious that one dresses according to occasion.  Chicisimo also sorts your clothes by occasion and weather.  Combine Mel’s viewpoint with ideas from the app.  You will surely come up winner in the fashion game.

The youtuber Mel Joy

You are never alone in the fashion scenario with these 5 youtubers you need to follow.  There is help galore in various forms.  Make the most of this and you need worry no more.

Tips to wear your high heels without pain all day

For most women, high heels are THE fashion high mark. Because how a woman looks and importantly, feels, totally changes in high heels.  She is a goddess, a diva, a conqueror in high heels.  It is amazing what heels do to a woman.  As her personality changes, her outlook and confidence go up.  The way she carries herself is more poised and graceful. And she is suddenly a different person. That’s why it’s so important to know some tips to be able to wear high heels without pain 🙂

Given all of this, it is obvious women want to wear heels all day.  However, for all their pluses, heels can be quite killing.  In addition to being uncomfortable, they also cause knee pains and other issues. But what do women do? Every outfit planner out there is recommending heels. Every fashion portal has women sporting them. And you have so many in your wardrobe already.

Wear them you must, and you will! It is better to look at ways to do so with minimum problem.  Please, check these tips and wear your high heels all day without pain:

Use insoles

These are the most effective way to conquer discomfort in high heels.  Because they provide great support to feet.  When you are wearing heels, you stretch the arch to maximum. And this is not how the human foot was designed. The best names in footwear cannot prevent this stretch.  This is how the style is meant to be. Instead, use insoles so that you can wear them for longer durations.  Also discuss your particular challenges with your outfit planner. This will help to find the perfect fit.

Using insoles is a tip to wear your high heels without pain

Choose a comfortable height and style

Not everyone can wear every style.  And this goes for everything in your wardrobe. From clothes to shoes, each individual chooses an item personally. For instance, just because one graces stilettos doesn’t mean you can too.  While some of you walk in wedges easily, others might stumble and fall over.  So, take care to choose the right height and style for yourself.  And do not leave this decision to your outfit planner. Because you are the best judge of your comfort level.  If it is platform heels for you, so be it.  Take the call based on comfort first.

Girl choosing high heels to wear

Tape third and fourth toes

Are you someone who hobbles back to the car after extended activity on high heels? Like you cannot wait to get away from the limelight? And chuck out your heels? If yes, you need to follow this trick.  This is a sure shot way to keep discomfort at bay.  Counting from your big toe, tape the third and fourth together.  Make sure medical tape is present in your wardrobe.  There’s a nerve running between these toes and extended periods of standing leads to pinching of this nerve.  And taping the third and fourth toes together helps alleviate the pain. 

Ask your outfit planner what kind of tape to use. Nude medical tapes are good to hide them from view. And you would not want an unseemly piece of bandage peeping out of your stylish heels. However, even Scotch tape works as good.  When in a hurry to leave and expecting extended standing, use this.

Girl wearing heels

Wear no-show socks

This is another great way to take some pressure off your poor feet.  Before you slip into your high heels, don a pair of no-show socks. And it is best if you get some in silicone.  Your virtual outfit planner app, Chicisimo, can advice buying options. You can donwload it  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.). These provide a layer of protection.  And your feet will chafe much less in high heels.  You can wear them all day with least discomfort.  Silicone is easy to use since it takes on the shape of your feet. 

These no-show socks also come with an added feature. In addition to protection, they have anti-grip properties as well.  This means you are in a much more stable state in your high heels.  And with these socks doing the gripping, you stress your feet that much less. So you can thus wear them for prolonged periods. Need more? Then continue reading for more tips to wear your high heels all day!

Girl wearing no-show socks

Use foot numbing cream or spray

Celebrities and socialites are now resigned to painful feet. Because they need the looks. And they cannot crib about discomfort.  Consequently they are given to searching new ways of comfort. Seeing how heels enhance looks on apps like Chicisimo, you get tempted too.  Many of you love wearing high heels to work.  But a whole day on them can be very distressing if they hurt.  So, try out the various foot-numbing sprays/creams available OTC.  No more worries about wasting the high heels in your wardrobe. Follow the instructions on the pack to get best results.  You will surely get relief from pain and go through your day.

Using foot spray is a tip to wear your high heels

Do foot exercises

It is essential to do foot exercises at the end of the day.  As you need to be on your feet again the next day. It is wise to exercise them in order to release the pain.  Exercise helps to undo the unnatural position of feet in high heels. It is a good idea to consult a podiatrist and get best advice. And they can prescribe best exercises to get the circulation going.  Keep your feet healthy and in good shape. How else do you plan to ace the looks that Chicisimo comes up with?

Doing foot exercises is a tip to wear your high heels

Pamper your feet

As you all know, high heels add an element of oomph.  You know you would love to be in them.  Your outfit planner will propose them every other day.  Is it not best to pamper and look after your precious feet well? Come back home to soak them in warm water with Epsom salts.  And use moisturizing creams and massage oils on your feet.  Then massage them the best you can. And at the end of the day put your feet up, literally. This helps drain away the strain of the entire day. Also schedule a feet massage and pedicure regularly.  Having your tired feet being pampered is a great feeling.  Not only that, they get rejuvenated to begin a new week of hard work.

Girl having a feet massage

Heels are a wardrobe essential for the ultimate look.  Because when you own them, you own the look too. Go all out on your fashion potential and seize the moment! And use these tips to wear your high heels without pain all day!

The fashion influencers you need to follow to get inspired

According to Wikipedia, “A fashion influencer is a personality that has a large number of followers on social media, creates mainly fashion content and has the power to influence the opinion and purchase behaviour of others with their recommendations”. This means for anyone who lives and breathes fashion, these are the people to follow. The way they wear outfits will reflect positively on your wardrobe choices. Any social media platform graced by such influencers can be an able guide for you. That’s why we’ll introduce you some of the fashion influencers you need to follow to get inspired.

It is true that experienced outfit planners and virtual fashion apps like Chicisimo help.  However, they in turn always look towards influencers.  In fact, their recommendations and interpretations of style are given shape by fashion influencers. Needless to say, you will need to follow some of them closely. Instagram is where most of the action is. You are sure to herald in a new attitude in your outfit following their styles. 

Here are the fashion influencers you need to follow:

Kylie Jenner

THE fashion influencer if ever there was one.  Because she seems to get every look just right. Be it tracksuits or a gorgeous dress. Every item of clothing sits perfectly on her perfect body. No wonder top fashion brands look up to her.  Kylie Jenner wearing a particular outfit ensures its success. Get inspired to try out new looks and bold designs.  Follow her to create a niche for yourself. Because mixing it up with your own inputs will create something unique.

Kylie Jenner wearing a red dress

Rihanna

RiRi, as she isaffectionately known, is a true-blue fashion icon. Because she creates fashion effortlessly.  In fact, your outfit planner will possibly be her follower too.  A major influence, she is at the top of the fashion game. And she has her own brand, Fenty.  You could consider adding some item to your wardrobe from this line. Even if you don’t actually buy, you can always build your look around her.

Rihanna at the MET gala

Ariana Grande

A big name in trendsetters, Ariana Grande is a classic influencer.  She endorses a large number of brands too.  Vera Wang and Reebok are a few such names.  Turning heads in anything she wears, she is a model. An outfit planner would definitely follow her for guidance. What one essentially gathers from following her is not only outfit ideas.  It is the art of carrying oneself with grace and confidence.  And as you know, these are ingredients that enhance any kind of look. 

Ariana Grande wearing a pink mini dress

Gemma Talbot

Based in London, Gemma is a well known fashion blogger.  She has a huge following on Instagram. And she encourages followers to develop their own personal style.  And the best part is that she allows links in her blog too.  These enable you to get things from her wardrobe, things that catch your fancy.  Just click on the links provided and get for yourself. Her long list of endorsements is formidable.  And it goes to show how powerful she is in the world of fashion.  

The youtuber Gemma Talbot

Maria Vizuete

Everyday street style is a big part of fashion.  Not always do you have to promote a brand. You can see your own wardrobe as example. It is a clever mix of everything that creates style.  Maria, or Mia Mia Mine, does just that. Also she talks about the exotic to the everyday on her blog. And of course she endorses big names along the way.  So, follow her for great inputs about styling your look. If you like leopard prints and such, you are sure to fall in love with Maria. Because she is often found sporting these.  

The style of Maria Vizuete

Robert and Christina

A case of couple influencers, they rock the fashion scene.  They are bloggers with a huge following.  Do check out their blog “New Darlings”. Not only your wardrobe, but they will also inspire in lifestyle changes too.  Setting couple fashion goals, you must follow this couple for new ideas.  They endorse and promote many brands too. You can also find guidance for similar ideas on Chicisimo.

Robert and Christina of New Darlings

Emma Hill

She is from London, a city known for its understated style.  Along with promoting various brands like Burberry and MANGO, she has her blog too.  Following her blog has provided inspiration to many outfit planners. And also she has been a major fashion influence for people. You can redefine your fashion goals with her. She definitely is one of the fashion influencers you need to follow.

Emma Hill is one of the fashion influencers you need to follow

Jeanne Damas

Paris is the capital of fashion, for sure. And this is where Jeanne Damas has found her fashion niche.  She is promoting her own label at this point. RouJe is what this is called.  Follow the creator as well as her label.  And you will end up with cool ideas to spruce up your wardrobe. No wonder she has 870k followers on Instagram.

Jeanne Damas is one of the fashion influencers you need to follow

Georgia Tordini

Another of the fashion influencers you need to follow is this fashionista from Milan, she is every gorgeous. And carries fashion like second skin. Also she has her own label, The Attico. Italians are known for their innate sense of fashion.  She will lead you to make new additions to your wardrobe. Because her sense of style is very elegant and very Italian. 

Georgia Tordini is one of the fashion influencers you need to follow

Monica Ainley

With her huge fan base, she brings a mixture of many styles to her followers.  That’s why you should plan your wardrobe under her influence.  It will be a heady mix of English, Canadian and French. And she hosts the podcast, Fashion No Filter, too.  One can get a lot of ideas here.  These can be followed up on Chicisimo for best results.

Monica Ainley is one of the fashion influencers you need to follow

Patricia Manfield

Hailing from Milan, Patricia is a fashion influencer of top order.  Along with her enormous fashion following, she is a singer and blogger. Follow her for street style and trending fashion tips. Like your outfit planner will tell you, not everything needs to be couture. As it works wonderfully if worn right. 

Patricia Manfield is one of the fashion influencers you need to follow

Chiara Ferragni

The name that showcased Dior like never before, Chiara Ferragni is a major influencer.  Her extraordinary wedding wowed her massive Instagram followers.  Also, following her will give you insights into wardrobe utilization.

Chiara Ferragni is one of the fashion influencers you need to follow

So these are the fashion influencers you need to follow. Not without reason, are they called influencers.  Let Chicisimo be your guide every step of the way. Watch your mindset undergo sea change and evolve. 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 change will reflect in your wardrobe contents as well as attitude. Living the high life is set to become a reality for you.

The top tips to buy online: Renew your wardrobe without leaving home

You need a new belt and sandals to go with that summer dress of yours. The weekend party is almost upon you! And yet, it is too hot outside to think of going out. And there are tons of things to wrap up over the weekend. That’s surely a familiar situation, ladies! However thoroughly you plan your week, such a situation is not always avoidable. But who said you have to go out? Because you just need to be familiar with the top tips to buy online!

A girl buying online

Your wardrobe can be completely spruced up right from your home.  Online shopping is the key, girls. Because everything that you can possibly need is available online.  And often at prices that are lower than actual stores. Or with some irresistible offer in tow! Chicisimo provides useful suggestions along these lines too. Online shopping comes with some unparalleled advantages:

  • You get to do the best shopping in the comfort of home.
  • You need not waste time and energy travelling to shops.
  • Often there are discounted prices for the same product online.
  • Most portals offer free home delivery.
  • There is easy return policy too.
  • There is no jostling for space with people.
  • You get to compare prices over many portals.
  • Offers privacy and discretion.

So, here are the top tips to buy online you need to keep in mind though when shopping online:

Compare prices among similar web merchants

With sites galore, it is easy to get tempted.  Say you are looking for a pair of high rise jeans. Just type your requirement in the browser.  And a host of options will pop up.  But check out every one in details before you commit.  Besides consulting your outfit planner on what looks good, always check for yourself. Because what looks good and sounds good is good for you.

One of the top tips to buy online is to compare prices

Always try to catch deals

Here is the advantage of going through offers carefully.  Suppose you have a certain addition in mind to your wardrobe. And prices right now seem a bit of a stretch.  Just ask yourself if you really, really need it right now. Or can it wait? Ask your outfit planner for some other suggestions too. Because online markets are by nature such that deals are aplenty. If not today, then surely you will get it next week or for tonight. And these really make a difference.  Meanwhile get Chicisimo to also provide inputs into what you exactly need.

One of the top tips to buy online is to catch deals

Read between lines for guarantee

One of the top tips to buy online? Carefully read the terms and conditions.  This is essential for online shopping. How long is the item under guarantee? Is there some catch or not? Are they charging way too much for home delivery? Is there a better money-back clause if you pay through credit cards?  What is the site’s reputation for online shopping? All these aspects are essential to know in order to make a good purchase.

Girl buying online with security

Understand the return policy well

One of the problems of online shopping when you want wardrobe upscaling is a bad fit.  As it is not always possible to understand how a dress will look on you. Your outfit planner can only suggest a particular style for you. But how well the actual garment feels or sits on you is a different matter. Or maybe the colour you chose online is not what you get. This happens numerous times. That’s why reading and understanding the return policy requirements is a must. Also some sites are very friendly, some others not so. Definitely, this is one of the top tips to buy online!

Girl receiving her online shopping

Check your needs by categories and use filters

Discuss your look with your outfit planner and check on Chicisimo. You now know that it is pointy shoes in brown that you need to add to your wardrobe. There, there. It is already made easy, right? Go directly to the search browser and look for “pointy brown shoes” and put filters in. There are filters galore. And you can select the size, the price range, the occasion, and more. Make your search easier for you.

Girl shopping online wisely

Avoid too-good-to-be-true offers

They are usually exactly that, too good to be true. Say a stole that you have eyed for long now, and you find it suddenly online.  At rock bottom price!  With an additional discount on using a particular credit card. That ought to ring alarm bells, girls! Remember there are no free lunches.  And it is better to shy away from such offers.

Girl trying clothes at home

Visit known and secure sites

It is very easy to check for the security of sites with their address. Ideally it should be https for you to be assured. These are secure sites. That means your identity and information stays secure.  Because remember ladies, no deal is worth getting hacked. And your wardrobe can wait. Online shopping means security first, rest later.

One of the top tips to buy online is to use secure sites

Hold back financial information

As a rule do not divulge too much information. There is only so much that genuine sites ask for.  Do not tell them card expiry dates or security codes or OTPs.  Get the best of your shopping experience in this way. 

One of the top tips to buy online is to hold back financial information

Keep a check on your limits

Aah, the limits! Ladies, there are temptations galore online, as there are at stores.  And there is a credit limit to your card. However much your outfit planner suggests a particular item, you must keep within limits. So, your own limits are important.  Granted that shopping is a guilty pleasure for all ladies, but do not overshoot. And there is always another day, another way.

Credit cards for shopping online

Stay safe from fraud

Online frauds are on the rise! It is very easy for hackers and spammers to pry information. Most of the activity online is visible to such people. What you might have been looking for on one site, for example. Such frauds then send you similar products on familiar-sounding web addresses. So, it is always better to go to the parent website in order to ensure safety.

One of the top tips to buy online is to avoid the fraud

There is a paradigm shift in how the world shops these days.  From the biggest names in the fashion business to start-ups, all are going online. And why not? When the customer is moving online, so are they.  Even fashion apps like Chicisimo, your very own outfit planner 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.), make suggestions based on online trends. Make the best of your shopping experience with the top tips to buy online.