5 fashion trends to follow this fall 2019

Fashion houses all over are vigorously launching their fall 2019 collections. And naturally for those of you who follow fashion, it is important to be in the know. Then, if you are wondering what the top 5 fashion trends to follow are, this is where it all unfolds. If you are using a closet app like many choose to, you probably are already aware.

Read on to find out the latest trends and what an outfit planner app like Chicisimo might suggest. Fashion changes every season. This article will give you 5 fashion trends to follow in the fall of 2019 to keep up.

What are the top 5 fashion trends to follow?

Capes are back

Whatever power a superhero has or has not, a cape is a must. Leading fashion houses seem to have embraced this idea in 2019. Just take a look at your closet app. And you are sure to be flooded with images of models walking the ramp in capes of all kinds. The cape is really big this season. Different designers have given their own twist to this look. From animal prints to leather and even patchwork, the range is immense. The accent is on getting the cape look just right. Because they are out in wools, tweeds and solids as well. For suggestions on how to best the complete look, there is always your outfit planner app. For example, boots look fabulous with capes as a rule. So, check out your own collection of footwear to finalice the outfit.

Capes are a fashion trend to follow this fall

Satin is in

Some of the biggest names in fashion are getting satin back in. And by big, we mean really big. For example, Versace. It would be wrong to think of satin as retro this year. In fact not only designing evening wear outfits like gowns, even into office wear. Yeah you heard that absolutely right. Just because satin is shiny has not kept designers from trying this.

So, if you are one of those who have relegated satin to the back of your closet, do a major rethink. It makes sense to use your closet app to locate and sort out your satins. It is suddenly in vogue to wear an understated satin button down shirt at work. More importantly, to not look out of place in it. Get to complete your look with the help of your very own outfit planner app. Then, shop for shirts, crop tops and even satin trousers if you do not already own them.

Satin is a fashion trend to follow this fall

Coats are long

An endearing fashion trend this year is to do with coats. And what about coats now, you wonder? Well it is all about the length, dears. Because they are sweeping the floors, literally. They are long, really long this year. Check out the latest for yourself on an outfit planner app. You will find coats kissing your ankles, yes, they are that long. You are lucky and in sync with current trends if you own one of them. But if not, let that not discourage you, ladies! Because you can go ahead and shop for one this season. Make sure the material stores well so that when this fashion trends again a few years later, you have your arsenal ready. 

Maxi coats are a fashion trend to follow this fall

As with every other garment in fashion, these are coming in a variety of textures. For example, there are plaid, wool, and leather long coats, which are the usual suspects anyway. As for colours, pastel shades seem to be in vogue this time. Paired and layered correctly these long coats are making quite a statement. Of course there is always the much trusted black colour. The advantage with pastel colours is that one can play with bright contrasting layers on the inside. And leaving the front of the long coat open is what allows for the flamboyance of the whole outfit to shine. For example, you pair yours with a colourful patch-worked high neck sweater. And voila, it is a stunning new look and you can leave the front open for added drama.

Bags are tiny

One of the major 5 fashion trends to follow this fall is to do with bags. They have suddenly shrunk this year. At least that is the feedback from fashion gurus world over.

The utility aspect can be totally ruled out, of course. But that is how fashion trends go at times, is it not? These tiny thingies go by The Bitty Bag. In short, TBB. They are small enough to fit into the palm at times. It can all be quite ridiculous but that is how it is. Within this trend too, there are snake prints, metal embellishments, tassels and more. The best part is they are not a problem to store. They are too tiny, you see. So much so that your car keys would barely fit in there. There is always something positive in the most absurd fashion trends, right? Get one and make sure you update your closet app with this new addition.

Tiny bags are a fashion trend to follow this fall

Feathers are friends

The term ‘light as a feather’ seems to be the mantra of fashion houses this year. Feather embellished outfits are quite the craze. And feathers are not restricted to dresses in particular. From hats to collars and cuffs, bags and coat trims, down to jeans and footwear, they are being imaginatively used. The best part is the breezy and light effect they give to clothes. Handbags take on an ultra delicate touch when edged with feather. Similarly coat collars and dress trimmings are suddenly more feminine. However, these delicate outfits and accessories might not be easy to store. Check your closet app to know how best to arrange your stuff so that the feathered collection fits in. Storing them well is essential because of their delicate nature. After all, you would not like to ruffle many feathers, would you?

Girl in an elegant feather skirt by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Surely now all you stunning ladies know what is hot! It is time to update your wardrobes using a virtual assistant like 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.). This widely popular outfit planner app has all the necessary guidelines for you. Rock the season right now!

How to choose your most flattering neckline: the keys

A large part of looking good and turning heads is to choose outfits properly. Essentially this means every single aspect, not only which clothes you pick but every detail of that outfit. This is where the expert eye of an outfit planner comes in. For example, the importance on how to choose your most flattering neckline. Depending upon your body type and the shape of your face, choose this carefully. If you have multiple outfits from your wardrobe, let the neckline be the decider. This in turn means how to choose your neckline becomes a big question. After all the bottom-line is you need to look your best, right?

The ultimate test of how good your outfit looks on you is how flattering it looks. After all, an unsuitable neckline can ruin the entire look. In contrast, a flattering neckline can lift the most ordinary outfit to excellence. In fact this is one aspect where Chicisimo can give 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.). It would also be advisable to get real inputs from real persons.

In addition to choosing the right neckline, picking appropriate jewellery matters too. Each neckline does its bit for your look, true. However, you need to accentuate this with right jewellery. Some demand small neckpieces clinging to the neck. And some others look good with heavy necklaces that are longer. But some other necklines demand you to shun all accessories. You must seek advice from your outfit planner on best options.

Tips on how to choose your most flattering neckline

V neckline

This neckline is one of the most popular. It helps to create a longer, leaner look. Do you have broad shoulders with a thicker neck? Then a V neckline is for you. It will create an illusion of perfect shape. Also it will draw attention to your décolletage and away from the short neck. Those with large busts ought to go for a plunging V. Make sure your lingerie provides the right lift to your busts. Also for those who have a wide and round face, this neckline works wonders.

Girl wearing a V flattering neckline blouse by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Crew neckline

This is actually a very close and round neckline. It sits very close to your neck. Choose this for an addition to your wardrobe only if you have a lean and petite frame with a longish neck. Any other body type will find it difficult to carry this neckline well. It is essential to consult an outfit planner for good pairing with this type. Those with shorter and thicker necks should give it a miss. You will look stylish if you put on a front open sweater with this neckline. Even a jacket that is left open at the front will look good here. A scarf left long on both sides of the neck will add to the look here.

Girl wearing a crew flattering neckline sweater by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Square neckline

For those having enviable collar bones, choose the square neckline. Without a second thought, actually! This neckline also makes you look leaner. It works great for round faces. Pear shaped bodies look good in a square neckline since it provides a wider look at the top. Heavy busted women can carry off this neckline very well too. This basically means most body types. You can choose from a variety of options on Chicisimo too. 

Girl wearing a square flattering neckline dress by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Boat neckline

How to choose your most flattering neckline if you are petite with narrow shoulders? The answer to this could be a boat neck or bateau neck. This neckline is really wide and runs horizontally almost to the shoulders. So if you have narrower shoulders, this helps create an illusion of width. Looks are defined by balance. Every time an outfit planner is choosing something, this is what they try to achieve. Additionally, if you have fabulous collarbones, this neckline is definitely for you.

Girl wearing a boat flattering neckline dress by Chicisimo outfit planner app

Turtleneck

This is a high neckline and it adds volume to the neck region, whether it is with heavy detailing, ruffles to add volume, or lace or folded collar. Those who have very long necks can camouflage with a turtleneck. It will fill in some of the length and add balance. Stock up with some of these in your wardrobe. A turtleneck looks great if you have asquare body shape. It helps to give more definition to such body types.

Girl wearing an elegant autumn outfit by Chicisimo fashion app

Scoop neckline

Any type of body can rock this neckline. Only the depth and width of the scoop needs to be monitored for best effect. For bustier women, a smaller scoop works better. A deep scoop looks wonderful on smaller busted women. It is best for women with shorter and thicker necks. Chicisimo showcases many choices in scoop necklines. You can choose according to your body type. The only factor that needs to change is the depth of the scoop.

A casual basic outfit by Chicisimo fashion app

Sweetheart neckline

True to its name, this neckline is in the form of a heart. Particularly, this is one which dips at the centre and rises over the busts. The shoulders are left bare mostly. It is similar in effect to the V in that the face looks longer. Who should wear it? If you are petite with narrow shoulders, this neckline is for you. In addition it is good for rounder faces and short necks. Wedding gowns use a lot of this neckline. In case you are going to tie the knot soon, ask your outfit planner to design around this. Cute dresses also come with this neckline and add a young look.

Girl wearing a night dress by Chicisimo fashion app

Tube dresses

Go for this neckline if you have lovely shaped shoulders. A smaller bust size works great with tube dresses. In fact, svelte women look gorgeous in tube dresses. Most body types, however, can look good in this. Well toned limbs will accentuate the look. To rock this look, take care of your arms and shoulders. Good and smooth skin helps. After all they will be exposed in a tube dress. If you are heavy busted, then it is a good idea to use support inside. Add a few such to your wardrobe today.

Girl wearing a yellow tube dress by Chicisimo fashion app

How to choose your most flattering neckline is a vital part of looking great, as seen above. Hopefully these guidelines will help you make right wardrobe choices.

9 ways to wear a scarf and be stylish

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

For those of you using Chicisimo, the fashion planner app that can be downloaded  here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.), scarves are a familiar accessory. In fact you must own several in wardrobe. They do up the fashion quotient but need to be styled with care. But is that not true of every garment or accessory? Read on to find out more:

What are the best 9 ways to wear a scarf?

Knot it around the neck

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

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

Use on your head

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

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

Infinity style

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

Girl wearing a winter chic outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Braid it

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

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

Brooch tie

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

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

Twist it

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

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

Sarong it

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

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

Bow it

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

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

Bandana it

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

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

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

How to wear a trench: The basic coat

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

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

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

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

Different ways to wear the basic trench coat

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

Girl wearing a total white look by Chicisimo fashion planner app

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

Wear it with a midi dress

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

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

Trenches work great in winter

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

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

Oversize your way to style

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

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

Go pop some colour and texture

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

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

Girl wearing a red coat by Chicisimo outfit planner app

The appeal lies in detailing

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

Girl wearing a perfect work outfit by Chicisimo planner app

As can be seen from this exhaustive write-up, it is all about the trench. Surely you will have no doubts now on how to wear a trench. For more ideas, search on Chicisimo, the fashion planner app that can be downloaded  here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). Use it as and when you feel comfortable. There is no end to its fashion appeal.

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

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

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

Fashion apps like Chicisimo,  the fashion planner app that can be downloaded  here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.), help by keeping track of all your stuff. Just try these 9 ideas to be more stylish to up the fashion quotient by degrees:

Knot it

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

Girl wearing a knot shirt from Chicisimo fashion planner app

Tie up

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

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

Stack it

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

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

Roll up

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

Girl wearing a denim shirt from Chicisimo fashion planner app

Clinch it

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

A perfect festival outfit from Chicisimo fashion planner app

Jacket them

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

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

Mess up

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

Messy hair is one of the ideas to be more stylish

Lace the look

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

Girl wearing a lace top from Chicisimo fashion planner app

Layer and layer

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

Girl wearing layers from Chicisimo fashion planner app

Get your own style

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

Girl wearing a very stylish outfit from Chicisimo fashion planner app

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

How to dress for your hair colour and look great

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

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

How to dress for your hair colour?

Blondes

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

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

Brunettes

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

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

Redheads

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

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

Greys

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

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

Coloured hair

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

A elegant outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

To match or to contrast – the eternal question

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

A chic outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

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

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

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

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

Girls having fun at Sex and the City

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

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

Here the most memorable outfits of Carrie Bradshaw:

The tutu

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

Carrie Bradshaw wearing her tutu outfit

Black crop top

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

Carrie Bradshaw wearing a black crop top

Madonna look

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

Carrie Bradshaw wearing a Madonna inspired look

The white dress

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

Girl wearing a basic white dress

Roof top party

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

Girls from Sex and the city in a roof top party

Green in Paris

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

Carrie Bradshaw wearing her green tutu in Paris

Skating dress

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

Wearing a chic outfit for skating

Flower on dress

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

Carrie Bradshaw wearing her iconic white dress

Opera dress

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

The perfect Opera dress

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

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

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

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

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

Compare prices

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

Best prices and better prices

Plan your trip

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

Girl happy while shopping

Go online

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

Girl doing online sale shopping

Pick classics

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

Girl buying sales shopping

Catch end of season sales

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

Girls going on sales shopping

Stay on a budget

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

Girl deciding the budget for sales shopping

Make a list

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

Girl making a list

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

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!

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.