7 tips to get the most out of your hats

Hats are one of the most stylish accessories a woman can own. Next to her clothes, it has to be the more important item.  A proper hat can jazz up an outfit several notches.  Granted they take up a lot of space in your wardrobe. But ladies, you just cannot do without. 

Wear them with confidence, as any professional outfit planner will advise you.  There are a few guidelines to follow though. As with any other outfit, one needs to keep in mind certain factors.  For instance, the weather, the occasion and the outfit- everything comes into the picture.

There is a saying, “She wears many hats”. Meaning the same person takes on different life roles.  This could also be interpreted in the fashion sense.  Those different hats present the same person in different styles each time. Chicisimo is a fashion app that can guide you in this aspect and 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.). As in any other aspect of fashion of course!  Check it for valuable suggestions and tips for the right choices. Below are listed some fashion tips to make the most of hats.

Up the fashion quotient

It not so much the hat that you pull out of your wardrobe that sets the tone.  That is what the right hat does to your outfit.  It can transform a simple dress into something ethereal, just like that. Needless to say, there are as many hat styles as dresses.  And you just cannot go randomly about.  Consult your outfit planner.

Get the most out of your hats with this outfit from Chicisimo fashion app

Get a hat for every season

Summer, winter or spring, one can wear a hat through the year. All you need to know is which is for what.  As well as choose the material of the hat carefully.  A floppy straw hat is great for summers and vacations, but certainly not for winter.  Similarly a beanie or pom pom hat will be perfect for the winter months. Not only do hats ward off seasons, they are so good to look at.

A daily outfit wearing hat from Chicisimo fashion app

And every reason

Sometimes you wear it, sometimes you flaunt it. Sometimes it protects, sometimes it adds oomph.Ladies, begin stocking up your wardrobe right now! There are just so many styles out there. But of course, that’s what we are! A sunhat for the beach, aah! A pom pom for the winters. A fedora that is in the ambit of women these days. There is a beanie for the cool casual look. A beret that ups the style quotient like anything. And then there are the fascinators.  These spell delicacy and class. Their very name tells a story. If you are attending a ball or the races, these are called for. Remember Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Yes, you got it now girls.

Get the most out of your hats with this wedding guest outfit from Chicisimo fashion app

Different materials

Hats can range from sturdy to cool to delicate.  Any outfit planner will advise you to go for lace hats for the delicate style.  These can be crochet hats that are easily available. Straw hats with wide brims are wonderful for summers.  Beach vacations too demand straw hats.  Not only are these super light, they come with wide and floppy brims. Ideal for the weather. Explore options in leather for the rugged cool look. Cowboy hats for example. These make a style addition to your wardrobe. Fascinators are a different category of delicate altogether.  They are embellished with ribbons, feathers etc. 

Get the most out of your hats with this summer outfit from Chicisimo fashion app

Try hats with different outfits

There is no end to different hat and outfit combinations. One canactually wear hats with any and every kind of dress. Wear floppies with dresses as well as jeans.  Same goes for berets and fedoras.  Wide brim fedoras look very stylish with dresses or tops paired with shrugs. In the winters pair your hats with jackets and scarves. Shorts go very well with hats of different types too. One can also try floppy hats with jumpsuits. With gowns and elaborate flowy dresses however, fascinators look best.  The whole outfit imparts a delicate and regal look.  Make sure you include one in your wardrobe. 

Get the most out of your hats with this winter outfit from Chicisimo fashion app

Best way to wear hats

Ladies, it is good to remember that not every style is for everyone.  A hat that looks great on one need not compliment you adequately.  It is best to consult stylists or an outfit planner regarding this.  Use an app like Chicisimo to get latest trends. However, the best way to hit upon a suitable style is to try it out. As simple as that. Going in person to a store and sampling the types. A lot depends on the length of your hair too. If you have short hair, it is quite okay with all types of hats. If on the other hand, you wear your hair long, think about it. One can either let hair loose on both sides, or plait it up. Either way will look good under a hat of any kind. 

A stylish outfit wearing hat from Chicisimo fashion app

How to store hats

A problem with having multiple hats is storage.  Ladies, plan for a big space in your wardrobe. While you can get any number of suggestions from Chicisimo, space is your own.  It is obvious you cannot just cramp them into a corner.  This would take the shape right out of them.  There is nothing worse than a crushed and crooked hat. A big no-no for style. And you do not need an outfit planner to know this. The especially delicate ones come in their hat boxes. They need lot of care and attention.

Head moulds work great to store hats.  A few lend themselves to hanging. An organizer is a good idea too. Hat stands of yore were very useful for temporary storage. Woven hats like beanies, pom pom hats and berets are easier.  You can pile them up one on top of the other. Make sure you keep hats covered to keep away dust.

As already stated, hats add extra dimension to your style. Juggle different hats around in search of the perfect look. Add an element of mystery and style to your outfit.

5 TV fashion shows you need to watch right now

‘Change is the only constant’ goes the saying.  And how true it is for fashion! What’s in today can definitely be out tomorrow. And then make a roaring comeback a few years later, only to change right back. Phew! The pressure of keeping your wardrobe relevant in such times can be crushing. But there is always a way out ladies! And a good one too, easier than having an outfit planner tagging along. Make the idiot box work for you like never before. Because there are a number of shows out there for inspiration. Some of them are outright fashion shows. Others revolve around fashion in a way that they inspire your wardrobe choices. That’s why we are talking today about the 5 TV fashion shows you need to watch.

So here is a list of 5 TV fashion shows you need you watch:

Friends watching TV

Project Runway

Here we go with the first of the 5 fashion Tv shows you need to watch., an American reality show that airs on TV. It focuses on fashion design. And like fashion changes and evolves with time, so does the show. The popularity of the show is apparent. It is in its 17th season now. Participants on the show create new designs based upon material and theme.  It goes without saying, the best person wins.

And while all this goes on, you, the viewer profits. New wardrobe ideas come to mind. As do ideas on how to recycle and/or upcycle old outfits. Since episodes are based on themes, you can benefit greatly. Chicisimo is an app that helps you sort clothes by occasion. This TV show along with the app can certainly help bring up your fashion quotient significantly.

Project runway tv fashion show - On 5 TV fashion shows you need to watch.

What Not to Wear

This is yet another popular American TV show revolving around fashion.  If you love fashion and look for ways to present yourself better, watch this. Primarily a show about makeovers, it can guide you about fashion faux pas. Along with professional guidance with an outfit planner, use tips from this show. You will soon get the hang of it.  Choosing the right outfit from your wardrobe will get easier. After all, knowing this aspect is important too. You might know all about what to wear. But what not to wear is more important.  After all it is the pursuit of that perfect look you wish to attain.

Since the show deals with makeovers, it is easier for you. The way you have been dressing all along can change dramatically. Often times one cannot be objective about their own look. An outfit planner can help in this regard but not always. It is better to arm oneself on all aspects of fashion. Whether a particular style is trending or not can be found out better.

What Not to Wear tv fashion show - On 5 TV fashion shows you need to watch.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Every girl’s fantasy, Victoria’s Secret products are legendary. As is their impeccable fashion sense. In addition to their lingerie line, the fashion show showcases various ensembles. There are world renowned models on the ramps for this event. Like any outfit plannerwill tell you, good lingerie complements a collection.  You might be wearing something quite extravagant.  However, the whole look can go for a toss with wrong undergarments. Exactly the opposite is so true.  With the right support underneath, you can amp up any dress.

There are not only ramp walks of models here. That of course is the visual appeal. Their shows also stress upon the backstage chatter. Hearing it from the models directly is a big plus.  One can not only watch this on TV but also on YouTube. This will help you get a complete look inside out.

Victorias Secret Show -  On 5 TV fashion shows you need to watch.

The Fashion Show

This is a fashion series that airs on TV in the US as well as UK. It was originally titled ‘The Fashion Project’. Its primary focus is fashion design. Renowned designer Isaac Mirzahi is associated with this TV series.  That should speak for the level of fashion on this show. A virtual fashion app like Chicisimo will give insight into trends. In addition, if you follow a show like this, your whole outlook changes- the way you look at your wardrobe in the first place. Go by the expert guidance of some of the top names in the industry. Also you can watch top models in action on this show. 

The advantages of watching TV shows if you love fashion are many. You get new ideas and insights into fashion from this show. Along with this, you get to see how top models carry themselves. And this is an essential part of looking good. ‘Clothes maketh a man’ is all very well. How the man/woman carries himself/herself in those clothes is what actually nails the look.

The Fashion Show

Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style

Tim Gunn is one of the leading names when it comes to fashion. He has some reality TV shows running that are considered trusted pointers. Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style is one such.  You might also watch his Gossip Girls show on TV. Co-hosted by famous models, you can get previews of the latest in fashion. Think of this show as your outfit plannerguide. His unerring style tips will help transform your entire look. From upscaling your wardrobe to turning up in style, it is all here.

Along with such tips that are on the show, use inputs from virtual fashion apps as well. Chicisimo helps you achieve the ultimate fashion look with ease.  The ideas that such a TV show throws up at you are invaluable.  A little bit of thinking and mixing around on your part can help you nail the look. And a big plus is that you get to give a new look to some of your wardrobe essentials easily. This does not mean going out shopping for every occasion.  Ideas to transform the mundane into chic are all you need.

Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style tv fashion show - - It's one of the 5 TV fashion shows you need to watch.

Ladies, inspiration is all around you. All you need is to be creative and innovative in order to perfect your style. And remember it is not always that you need an outfit planner. You can make the most of your wardrobe in other ways too. Use virtual apps like Chicisimo 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.). And get inspired by trends on this 5 fashion TV shows. Just be yourself and see how easy it is to own a look.

Plan what to wear this week: 7 looks for 7 days

All of you out there are leading super busy lives. Each day is accounted for. And there are still a million things left undone. In all of this one could surely do with lesser time spent to plan what to wear. Right? The daily dilemma each day: standing in front of your wardrobe, undecided.  Wishing there was someone to help. An outfit planner perhaps! Virtual or real?

There is a proliferation of virtual stylists these days. An app like Chicisimo for instance (download it for IOS or Android). It makes life that much simpler.  With all items in your wardrobe accounted for on it, you have everything in your hands. Literally. Use this feature on Chicisimo to help you plan what to wear (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.).

Chicisimo outfit planner app helps you plan what to wear

Once that is out of the way, you can get along with your week. This is considering you have a fair idea what the upcoming week holds for you. Factor in scheduled meetings and school events. Is there a business lunch on the itinerary? Friday dressing helps of course. And the weekends can be completely casual or party dressing.

To plan what to wear also helps in dealing with weather woes. Because you can plan according to projected weather predictions. In addition, once you decide upon possible options, you have time to get wardrobe-ready.

So here are some suggestions that can help you plan what to wear this week:

Monday

Aah the blues! Does the very name spell doom, ladies? You have probably had a rocking weekend. And the very thought of office, the commute, and the routine can pull you down. Before you plan your Monday outfit, check the schedule. As your wardrobe will be different for a business meeting. If not, add some colour to your outfit to fight the blues. Dark trousers with solid top/shirt ought to set the tone.

Outfit with black pants from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Tuesday

How about pulling out a skirt for Tuesday? The week has just begun of course. And it can be assumed that there might be some official engagement planned. Or a school visit. Consult your outfit planner for colour options. A comfortable top to see you through the day ought to work. And depending on the skirt colour, you need to decide on the top for a complete look.

Outfit with a midi skirt from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Wednesday

Trousers again on a Wednesday work good. But just make sure the colour and texture is different from the one already worn. Or you can give it a different feel by adding a scarf from your wardrobe. Because a scarf gives a nice touch to any outfit. Even it can add a wow factor to a regular office dress too.

Plan what to wear for a working day

Thursday

The weekend is gradually coming into sight, right? One can sense it almost. Trust your virtual stylist, Chicisimo to come up with some great suggestions.  For example, a dress or a long skirt paired with a top would work great.  These give a semi-formal tone to your look. And like any good outfit planner would advise, keep the prints or dots/stripes a bit toned down for work.  Prints look great too as long as not a riot of colours. And again, the outfit you think of must be in keeping with your appointments. As even for a Skype meeting, you need to turn out appropriately. 

On the other hand if there is a dentist appointment later, semi-formals work great. Pick something from your wardrobe that would fit the bill. And carry along a blazer that will go with the outfit.  The combined look will do great at work. And the blazer can always be tossed aside for a coffee later.

Wear a dotted dress

Friday

Finally, Friday! That blessed day of the week. When suddenly the world begins to look that much brighter. Many workplaces specifically mention Friday dressing.  But others do not. That does not mean you do not get to take out the jeans though.  Wear your denims with elan on Friday. And just pair it with a semi-formal top/shirt to complete the Friday office look. But you might have a night out planned for later in the day.  Then it was proved that planning helps you with picking and packing a party top into your work bag. Slip into it after office to get the party look just right.

Outfit with jeans from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Saturday

With the busy week behind you, finally you can relax.  Getting up late on the weekend feels heavenly.  Most women keep weekends to catch up on chores. Also on socializing.  There might be a get-together planned at home or a date coming up. Take your time to pick the right clothes from your wardrobe. And consult with family or your outfit planner for ideas. Because planning ahead will help you save time on decisions. Go all out with beautiful outfits to match the planned occasion.

Outfit for a Saturday night

Sunday

How does the ‘pajama look’ sound for Sundays? Appealing, right? Especially after a hectic week and more of the same coming up. On some Sundays, the family might want to go out. A dine out or just a drive maybe? Or being a mall rat for a change. In case there is nothing that needs dressing up, you ought to be happiest.  Just go for the pair of worn and comfortable jeans.  Slip on a sweater or a top as the weather dictates. A pair of sandals or sneakers is all you need. After all, fashion too needs to take a backseat, right? Just go out, or not, depending on how you are feeling.

There will be chores to attend to, all said and done. Just get them out of the way so that the rest of the day is free. Lounge around, be lazy, read a book by the fireplace, swim, walk, or go for a run. Also, you need to devote some time to plan ‘looks’ for the upcoming week. And the whole cycle begins all over again!

Plan what to wear a lazy Sunday

It is not difficult to decide on different looks for the whole week. All you need is foresight and plan what to wear each day. Take the help of a professional outfit planner or be one yourself. Save time and indecision by planning ahead. You are then ready to take on the new week with gusto and energy.

How to wear jeans and how to rock the 5 main types of jeans

Jeans is second skin to so many people. Want comfort, reach out for jeans! Want style, reach out for jeans! It is the easiest thing to grab from the wardrobe for most occasions- the go-to item for an outfit planner. And something that is low maintenance and gets more stylish as it wears out! That’s why we considered important to talk today about how to wear jeans and about different types of jeans.

There are many types to choose from in terms of colour and styling. So it is good to have a range of jeans in your wardrobe. Because like every other fashion article, styles come and go in jeans as well. For instance, sometimes the bottoms flare out impossibly. And other times they stick as close to your legs as possible. Jeans also get easily and badly distressed these days. Like they have feelings! And suddenly they are embellished too. Then they get into the low rise mode. And now all jeans come with stretch too.

In addition, It can get quite daunting to shop for a new pair. That’s why it is a good idea to use a fashion app like Chicisimo for guidance which acts like your virtual outfit planner. The latest trends, what is in or out, can be gleaned easily. In addition you get inputs based on your body type. This app helps you find the perfect match of outfit, something in your closet that has escaped your notice maybe. Download the Chicisimo outfit planner app for IOS or Android. And if you need information on how to start with the app, please check this previous post.

Here you have a guide on how to wear jeans and the detailed description of the 5 main types of jeans. It is definitely not an exhaustive list but can do well for starters.

How to rock skinny jeans

It’s all in the name, is it not? These jeans stay as close to your skin as possible.  They have a snug fit too. These are for women who have lean legs and a great bod! Skinny jeans are meant to showcase their shape. Skinny jeans also come in crop form. This means they end above the shin. So it is best to avoid these if you have a pear-shaped figure. Make sure your wardrobe has one if the shape suits you. But how to wear the skinny jeans? These are ideally worn with bulky sweaters and coats to balance out the look. And you can finish with boots or sneakers for best results. Boots really compliment the jeans and your figure too. Being skin tight, you slip into boots easily in these jeans. Booties too go well with skinnies.

Skinny jeans - How to wear jeans

How to wear straight leg jeans

Any outfit planner worth their denims will suggest straight leg jeans. These jeans are for every body type. You need not have an hourglass figure for this. These are midway between skinnies and bulky boyfriend jeans. A great addition to your wardrobe. They will accentuate your legs. And how to wear these jeans? You can wear these with anything at all, from a formal button down white shirt to tees. Give a casual twist to it by leaving the shirt messily tucked. A jazzy belt will add to the look. In case you do not wish to tuck your top in, leave it loose. Get more ideas from Chicisimo. Pointy shoes to sneakers, anything goes, really! Choose pointies for a semi-formal look. Sneakers can work both ways, casual to semi-formal.

Straight leg pants

How to rock bootcut jeans

Aah, a throwback from the past? Well, yes and no. Earlier bootcuts were too flared and are no longer that relevant. Check with an outfit planner to know. Modern bootcuts are much tapered. And they are a favorite for all ages. Most women own one in their wardrobe. They are super stylish, ladies! Complimenting your figure as well as giving the lean look. Don’t worry if you are curvy. These will give you an amazing new look. How to wear bootcut jeans? Use tees or check casual shirts with them. Pair these with heels that help showcase the bootcut better. Sneakers will do but preferably heels. In the other hand, remember that heels give a lot of definition to carriage too. How you walk around changes when you are in heels. Along with bootcuts, they give a wonderful look.

Bootcut jeans - How to wear jeans

How to wear low rise jeans

This is a trending style in jeans like an outfit planner will tell you. In fact so much so that the rise almost never rose! These are ideal for women with a lovely waist. You can then pick any short or crop top from your wardrobe. This helps you flaunt your waist all the more. In combination with skinnies or low rise, this low rise trend goes very well. They start just below the belly button. In fact one can consider a piercing to highlight the perfect belly button. But choose the combination right according to who you are. Like mentioned earlier, if you have an hourglass figure, go with low rise skinnies. And for the curvier ladies out there, low rise with bootcuts will look stunning!

Low waist jeans - How to wear jeans

How to rock boyfriend jeans

The most comfortable pair of jeans you can possibly own.  Fashion apps like Chicisimo will tell you so. Irrespective of body type, just go ahead with this style. Like the name suggests, this is what they look like. As if you just went ahead and grabbed your boyfriend’s pair.  Something which translates into a loose fitting pair. This is how it started out, at least.

Over time, the fit has definitely improved. Essentially they fit at the waist and hip and get broader going down. And any kind of body will love this. So there is no need to mind round or pear or apple shapes. Because they look good on mostly everyone. What?! Don’t have one in your wardrobe yet? Then, go get a pair immediately, girl. However if you are very petite, these are avoidable. Because they make you look shorter than you are. And they will add to the bulk you do not have but will negate your height.

Boyfriend jeans - How to wear jeans

In conclusion, most of the types discussed above come in various colours and sizes. And there are different fits in each type. Moreover one can play with the hem too. You can roll it up or leave it frazzled. Because the possibilities are endless. Reach out for your favorite pair from your wardrobe any time. So, no worries with jeans! They have a way of adapting to your ways and rock every time. Trust them to handle your outfit woes every single time.

How to prepare the perfect suitcase for your vacations

Vacation times, happy times, yeah?! No? But why is it so? Aah, the packing woes, right? Which clothes to choose from the many in your wardrobe? How to prepare the perfect suitcase for your vacations? Because wrong decisions can ruin the mood of the moment completely. Because you feel lost if you do not pack it all in. And that is not done, as simple as that. Besides, you cannot bring an outfit planner either! But wait, you can now. Download the Chicisimo outfit planner app onto your phone now, for IOS or Android (if you need information on how to start with the app, please check this previous post). The app acts as your virtual style guru.

But how does that happen, you might wonder? All you need to do is upload images of everything onto the app. And everything means all clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories. Once this is done, go onto sort these under different groups. After that, you can relax and let Chicisimo handle your wardrobe woes.

So, this being said, time to focus on your vacation packing, ladies! Also, below are some tips to help you pack perfectly for a vacation.

Tips prepare suitcase

Easy to carry suitcase

First things first. A moderate-sized suitcase that is easy to carry along.  And remember this is a vacation. You need not carry your entire wardrobe along. So, choose a size that will fit in your belongings and go by flight rules.

Easy to carry suitcase

Decide by place

Of course, what goes in into your suitcase will be solely guided by destination/s. A beach holiday calls for light and breezy outfits. But a trek vacation needs suitable gear. And a winter destination again requires totally different clothes. Sometimes there can be a combination of varied destinations too. That’s why it is good to consult an outfit planner for feasible solutions.

Decide by place what goes into your suitcase - How to prepare the perfect suitcase for your vacations

List it

Best way to not miss out on essentials – list. Ideally begin to jot down after you have your plans ready. This way you can keep adding or managing the list over time. As you put things into your suitcase, keep ticking off things from the list.

Make a list

Roll and fold

Some packers insist on rolling everything up. But others think folding is best.  How about mixing up the two modes optimally? Using separators to organize your suitcase is actually a winner to prepare the perfect suitcase for your vacations. And it is also good to roll up socks in pairs, as well as undergarments. For example, outfits that go together like tees with a pair of jeans can also be rolled in together for better packing.

Roll and fold - How to prepare the perfect suitcase for your vacations

Rule of three

Footwear for vacations normally gets best sorted in 3s. Heels, flats and sneakers or sandals are a great combination to throw in. And remember to fill in your footwear with small items of need. Because that way the small spaces inside shoes get used. Also, the items themselves are better organized and easier to retrieve too.

Sneakers

Layer

Organize your suitcase well. Layering it up is a good idea.  Think like an outfit planner in this case. Would you rummage through your closet to find a particular shoe? Or go directly to the shoe section? Similarly for your travel suitcase. Think of it as a mini wardrobe for a moment.  Keep a layer for footwear, another for clothes, etc. You get the drift here, right?

Organize your suitcase by layering - How to prepare the perfect suitcase for your vacations

Electronics and adapters

Keep easily retrievable space for electronic items, preferably in your cabin baggage. In these times, these can be multiple in numbers. Phones, charges, adapters, laptops, memory cards, cords and cables.  A dedicated pocket for these in your suitcase would be wonderful. If your suitcase has zipped storage on the outside, that would be best.

Electronics and adapters

Space for shopping

Come now, you will shop on vacation, right?  All the time the outfit planner in you must be itching to pick stuff. Keep that in mind and do not pack your suitcase to the brim. New destinations bring so much into your horizon. There will be new accessories, fabrics and patterns galore. Make sure to allow space and weight for them.

Space for shopping

Travel size liquids

You know there are restrictions on the amount of liquid you can carry.  This immediately rules out big shampoo bottles and lotions. Take some time out and prepare small sachets of these. You can easily do this at home. Any DIY clip on YouTube will help you. This way you get to use them throughout the vacation. And keep getting lighter with each use.

Travel size liquids

Medicines

A fashion app like Chicisimo can guide you aptly on fashion. But there is need to carry certain medicines with you. Granted no one wants to be unwell on a vacation.  But one never knows, right? It is always better to have basics covered. Why would you want to go around hunting for a store in a new place? Would you rather not spend the time relaxing? Or being the fashionista tourist? Keeping a small pouch of essential medicines is a practical idea.

Medicines

Do not overpack

Just because your carrier allows for humongous size, don’t pack it fully. Remember there is a big price to pay for overweight. Airlines are very strict when it comes to going over the weight limit. In fact it is a good idea to throw in a weighing scale. You will know when to stop shopping too. Jokes aside this is an unnecessary waste. In conclusion, instead of paying the carrier, use it to further refurbish your wardrobe.

Do not overpack -How to prepare the perfect suitcase for your vacations

Make-up essentials

These items need to be present in the perfect suitcase for your vacations. And certainly, there is no need to upend your entire collection. Pick out a few basics: a neutral lipstick, essentially sun tan lotion, something for the eyes, a moisturizer, a hairbrush, and voila, you are done.  In addition to apt clothes, ladies need a little help with makeup too. Look pretty as a picture the entire vacation with least effort.

Pack make-up essentials -How to prepare the perfect suitcase for your vacations

In short, vacations are meant to be fun and relaxing. Make sure you are totally sorted on this front. Take help from your outfit planner if needed.  Being real and practical while upping the style quotient is the secret here. Wearing a new outfit everyday is not the goal. Owning each look is what matters. And this can be done wisely with great planning and organized packing. Head out, the holiday beckons! We hope that this little guide on how to prepare the perfect suitcase for your vacations will be helpful.

10 basics every woman needs to have in her wardrobe

Why are we talking about the 10 basics every woman needs to have in her wardrobe? Because there are some things that all you stylish ladies already know: That you cannot have everything in your wardrobe! That an occasion might just happen on you! That you cannot have an outfit planner tag along! And most importantly, that you have to rock the look!

Despair not, girls. As we already mentioned, there are some basic fashion essentials that you need. Just make sure your wardrobe has those in good order. The styles of each object might change over time. But the items themselves are classics and winners always. So here you have a list of 10 basics every woman needs to have in her wardrobe:

A basic pair of jeans

Undisputed wardrobe essential, this one! Surely no woman will need to be told of this. It is wise to have a dark-coloured pair of jeans on the ready. This can be easily teamed with a tee or a shirt. For effect, have a colourful wrap or scarf thrown around. As mentioned you choose the style of the day. Skinny or straight fit, or boot cuts. Keep your comfort in mind too.

A pair of basics jeans every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Comfortable flats

This is a fashion item that lends style and comfort. And it is good to have a pair of these in basic colours. Like say, a black and a tan. With these you can ace any occasion in style. For more suggestions, check with an outfit planner. Then there is always Chicisimo to guide you on latest trends. This app also helps you discover untested combinations.

Comfortable basic flats every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

A basic white tee

Where does one begin about the pluses of a white tee? The combinations are limitless. A white tee with a pair of jeans is a fashion classic. You can pair it with so many items from your wardrobe. It will go as well with a skirt as with torn shorts. Whether you choose a crew neck or a deep V is up to you! Of course the final look will depend upon the occasion as well. But all said and done, there is no shaking this off. One can always add colour to a white item in multiple ways. This jazzes up the overall look beautifully.

A basic white tee every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

A knee-length skirt

Like already mentioned, styles come and go! Some remain evergreen.  You won’t need an outfit planner to know that. Hemlines of course have a mind of their own. They dip and rise, run straight or in crazy lines. Vary your choice of colour and material as you wish. Tweeds or crinoline, as per weather and occasion for example. Whether you want a slit or a conservative style is for you to decide.

A basic knee-lenght skirt every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

A basic blazer

A crisp blazer adds a wow factor to your outfit. It is so easy to go up a few notches immediately.  This makes a blazer a wardrobe essential. The colour and style are to be decided by current trends of course. An app like Chicisimo can help greatly here. It is your virtual 24×7 outfit planner. In case you find yourself short here, it suggests buying options too.

A basic blazer every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Black trousers

Speaks class and style, always.  A must have item for any woman. A pair of black trousers can be paired with a host of colours. Do you want it for a formal occasion or a party? That will decide what cut and style of this item you pick. One can always play around with fit and contour.  However you must own it in your wardrobe to do so.

Outfit with black trousers from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Button-down white shirt

A fashion classic across time, this one! It is a must have in your wardrobe. Imagine the combinations! This one goes well with everything, and how! Be in your jeans or skirts or trousers, a white skirt screams elegance. Make it a part of your closet today. Remember to pack it in first wherever you are headed. Teaming it up right can tweak the look for you easily. One minute you are formal, the next you are casual and cool.

A basic white shirt every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Party dress

A party dress is needed for any girl. And what form that dress takes is another matter of course. Because parties happen, right? And it always helps to have one at hand. The party dress need not be all snazzy and sparkly. As long as it has the look and feel of class, it will do great. Remember to accessorize well for a new look each time.

A basic party dress every woman needs to have in her wardrobe from Chicisimo outfit planner app

An article of colour

As you probably noticed, the items listed above are all classic and in solid colours. Any outfit planner will advise you to include a dash of colour. For example, something like a colourful scarf or a beautiful clutch does wonders.  Especially if you have chosen solids for your outfit. Suddenly there is that wow factor in your whole look. In fact, fashion apps and magazines also stress on colour. I’m sure that you may have felt attraction to a certain outfit for this very reason. Because a well-chosen splash of colour makes a normal outfit stand out.

A article of colour from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Versatile sneakers

This comes to an end. Here is the last basic of the 10 basics every woman need to have in her wardrobe. Sneakers are no longer the thing one puts on for a walk. Or for an exercise routine. They are now fashioned to be worn every day with everything.  In fact fashion divas are making new style statements with sneakers, pairing them up with most outfits. There are still some unconquered frontiers for sneakers.  But with their colours and styles, they are actually adding new dimensions. Setting trends too!

Outfit with white sneakers from Chicisimo outfit planner app

There you go- comprehensive list of 10 basics every woman needs to have in her wardrobe. Then there is always Chicisimo to help you with doable suggestions (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). The thing with fashion is that it is ever-changing. However, there are some things that stand the test of time.

So, with all of those listed above, there is still something else. Remember to add two more essential items – swag and confidence. As these are things you cannot buy, you have to cultivate that mindset and the ability to totally own your look! Once you have that, even a much-used or outdated dress will rock. You will definitely not require an outfit planner for this. This is for you to achieve. But once you have these, there is no looking back, girl!

What are the best fashion apps for women you should try?

How to pick the right outfit is often a dilemma that ladies face. There are many fashion apps now that help you choose an outfit, and today we’d like to talk about the best fashion apps according to our experts. Here’s a closer look:

  • Chicisimo – Outfit Planner.
Chicisimo outfit planner app - one of the best fashion apps

Chicisimo is a virtual outfit planner (IOS appAndroid app) that helps you decide what to wear. It is an interactive fashion platform for women. For those moments when your closet despairs you. This is a user-friendly app that is designed for women. It gives outfit suggestions based on numbers of criteria for wider choice. Weather, occasion, number of times used, and calendar of outfit are some of many.

All you need to do is to document every fashion you own onto the app. This might seem a bit tedious in the beginning. Remember though that this is a necessary first step. After all Chicisimo can help only when it has all information about you. Being virtual in nature means it is available for you 24×7. Just go out and set filters based on what you require ladies! Say you need to get dressed for a trendy pool party. Let Chicisimo suggest a combination for you keeping this in mind. It often happens that one tends to forget or overlook certain possessions. An app-based fashion guide like Chicisimo overrules this totally. Suddenly you find innovative suggestions popping up on screen.

How to choose an outfit for a job interview with these tips

First impression lasts longer, so the first impression you make on that potential employer goes a long way. It’s important to have clear how to choose the perfect outfit for a job interview. The moment you meet your potential employer, they instantly form an opinion of you based on your outfit and how you present yourself.

No matter the kind of work environment, it is important that you dress professionally for any job interview because what you wear can make or break the interview.

Planning your outfit yourself or with the help of an outfit planner as Chicisimo is a big part of preparing for your interview. If you want to make a very good first impression, it is important to have some interview outfits that are ready to wear so you don’t have to waste time scrambling through your wardrobe at the last minute to find the appropriate outfit.

If you are not sure about what to wear to an interview, one thing to keep in mind is that you must look professional and polished no matter the type of job you’re applying for. You have to look appropriately dressed, neat, and tidy even when there is no dress code.

Our Chicisimo outfit planner’s tips to dress to an interview

If you’re a woman preparing for an interview and you need some inspiration, we have some ideas on how to choose the perfect outfit for your job interview. Here are simple tips from the outfit planner of the Chicisimo fashion app.

Black dress and tights

The “little black dress” is very popular and you can find it in almost every girls’ wardrobe. Invest in a quality “little black dress”. However, the little black dress shouldn’t be so little when it comes to interviews.  Your black dress should skim the knee.

Pair the black dress with textured tights. Make sure the dress pattern is subtle. A sheer stripe, ribbed look, or a cable pattern adds texture and interest, while anything that looks like fishnets is not appropriate for the workplace.

Finish your outfit with a lovely pair of black heels for a stylish and classic formal look. Our outfit planner has millions of how to style a little black dress for formal or official purpose.

Little black dress to wear for a job interview from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Wear a blouse with bow and skirts

If you do not want to wear a dress, you can try a blouse with bow and skirts. A blouse with a bow gives you an elegant look. This look can be completed with either a skirt or slacks. You can wear a skinny waist belt to add a touch of detail that will make the top pop.

For a classy official look, wear a skirt made with an interesting fabric or a simple black pencil skirt. Depending on the company you’re interviewing, you can wear a jacket to dress up the look.

Blouse with a bow and pencil skirt to wear for a job interview from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Wear a suit

Even women who don’t fancy suits have at least one in their wardrobe- for formal purposes like this, so when you’re not sure about what to wear or what will be appropriate for the company, a nice suit is always a good bet. You will have to decide whether you should wear a skirt or pants. However, if you want a conservative look or if the company is a conservative one, skirt is your best bet.

Wear a suit that fits you perfectly and isn’t too flashy. Pick darker colors over bright colors. High-end brands are great – they will get you noticed, but they are not necessary.

Just buy the best quality you won’t have to break the bank for, and try supplementing with a name-brand handbag, briefcase, or scarf if you can.

Knee-length is usually the most appropriate for interviews. If you wear a longer skirt, it shouldn’t puff or flow.

Nude pink suit to wear for a job interview. Idea from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Button down blouse or shirt

Most women have at least one button-down top (shirt and blouse) in their wardrobe. Button-down shirts don’t have to look boring, and you also don’t have to stick to white or blue button-down shirts and blouse.

You are free to try out fabrics such as a silk chiffon, which works perfect when paired with a camisole. Try other colors too. Try wine, dark green which look classy and professional.

When buying a button-down top, remember that the neckline of the top should be modest. Make sure it covers your bra, so you won’t be showing cleavage.

It is a great idea to always keep your button down tucked in. If it is a style that should be tucked out, then that’s fine.

Button down shirt and blazer for the office. Idea from Chicisimo app

Avoid wearing unnecessary accessories

Your interviewer might get distracted by the flashy necklace and big loops that you are putting on or the big flashy wristband on your wrist.

So, it is very important that you keep your accessories to the barest minimum. A nice watch is great, but do not wear colorful ties or other loud and obvious accessories.

Navy blouse, black pants and no accessories for a job interview from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Wear neutral colors

When you find it difficult to decide what to wear, it is best to go for neutral colors like Gray, Nude, Blue or Brown. You can never go wrong with neutral colors. You will always find a neutral color that suits your skin tone.

Green palazzo pants and white blouse to wear for an interview from Chicisimo app

Wear colors that match your skin tone

When choosing a color for your interview outfit, make sure that it goes well with your skin tone. Don’t just choose a color because it is believed that it will increase the chances of you getting selected for the job. The color you wear must suit your personality and match your skin tone.

Wear a conservative shoe

A mid-heel pump is a great choice for interviews. Don’t wear a pair of shoe you can’t walk in. If you are the type that doesn’t like heels, wear something low and basic.

Also, you shouldn’t forget to consider the industry you’re interviewing at when picking your shoe. In the fashion and beauty industry, you may want to opt for a glamorous high heel, while as a Secretary, a basic flat shoe is probably fine.

Dressing for an interview is different from dressing for dinner dates or a day out with your buddies. You have to look professional – like the perfect candidate for the job.

Beige jumpsuit and brown heels to wear for a job interview from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Chicisimo outfit planner has millions of interview outfit suggestions for women who have a hard time deciding how to choose right outfit for a job interview from their wardrobe. Our outfit planner saves you the stress of looking for the appropriate dress for you.

Download the Chicisimo outfit planner app for IOS or Android. And if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.

How to wear a black blazer and a white t-shirt with style

In my opinion Julia Roberts is the queen if we are talking about how to wear a black blazer. Do you remember the last scene of Pretty Woman? Julia Roberts was rocking a black blazer and a plain white t-shirt with a pair a jeans. And she looked gorgeous, didn’t she?

Julia Roberts on her black blazer and white tshirt

But we need more evidences to conclude that this combination is timeless and super stylish. So let’s see a more up-to-date outfit of the blogger Victoria Tornegren, as awesome as the one of Julia… We love how she wears the black blazer with her white tee!

black blazer with t-shirt and black pajama pants

As you can imagine, I’m not happy yet. And for more options on how to wear these two pieces together I’ve checked the Chicisimo fashion app. Besides, I have in my virtual closet a black blazer and, as everybody else, I also have a white t-shirt. As expected, I’ve discovered in my favorite outfit planner app thousands of outfits that will make me look stunning! I’m sure that I won’t regret to give them an opportunity. Here you have a little example on how to wear a black blazer and a white tshirt:

Outfits with black blazer and white tshirt in Chicisimo fashion app

If you also have these two pieces, you just need to include them in your virtual closet of Chicisimo, and the app will pick outfits for you with your own clothes. In fact, you should add all your clothes to always feel secure about what to wear. Add an outfit organizer in your life and your life will be much easier 🙂

Finally, I think that my supposition is proved! Analyzing the previous facts, my conclusion is that wearing a black blazer and a white t-shirt you can never go wrong! You’ll look effortless stylish and timeless wherever you go!

If you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.

What is a virtual closet app, how to use it as an outfit planner?

There are enough jokes and memes doing the rounds about how women have no place for any more clothes but they still have nothing to wear most times. Have you not wished for someone to actually help you pick your outfit instead of cracking jokes?

A virtual closet app is the ideal solution to your what to wear problems. More things than imaginable are going virtual these days so why not a virtual closet app too? What is a virtual closet app you might wonder. This is an app that works as your outfit planner app. With your vision turned towards the future you need someone to be there all times for sartorial advice. This is exactly what these apps do for you.

Chicisimo, the outfit planner and virtual closet app

Image above: virtual closet in the outfit planning app Chicisimo. An outfit maker app for iPhone and Android

Image above: virtual closet in the outfit app Chicisimo.

Image above: how to match your clothes in the closet app Chicisimo.

Image above: easy-to-use and fun outfit finder at the wardrobe app Chicisimo.


How exactly does an app help with your sartorial choices though? Let us see in what ways they might help you:

  • Arrange outfits by type, eg: skirts, tops, dresses, shoes, accessories, bags, hats – like a closet organizer. Not everyone has the luxury of a walk-in wardrobe now, right? So what do you do? You end up cramming up your things into every available space, happy that you could put them away reasonably. The real challenge begins when you have to retrieve a top to go with particular jeans and you end up trying something only to realize they do not really go well together. Aargh!! Wouldn’t you rather have an app do this all, suggest an outfit based on what you own and provide you a virtual look-see before you begin to physically pull things out? The virtual outfit planner Chicisimo lets you do all this with ease.
  • List by colour, material, occasion, how many times you have worn them, etc. These and many other listings are possible with a virtual wardrobe app. For example, sorting your stuff weather-wise is a great option closet apps provide. One can choose and set filters beforehand so that you do not lose it completely when you see woollen coats suggested for summer, or likewise. Listing by colour and material helps to narrow and specify your search too.    
  • Keep a calendar to help with when you wore a particular outfit. Most of us women are extremely particular not to wear the same outfit to an occasion that might have the same crowd. Talk about the pitfalls of digitalization with photos and occasions being recorded and referred to for an eternity. Phew! Thank God for an outfit planner to remind you exactly when you might have worn an outfit and who were the attendees so that such fashion bloopers are avoided. These apps also help you make your own notes for such events on your calendar so that you can choose more aptly.
  • Display everything you have at the touch of a button. Yeah well, women do have very less things to wear at most times and it is easy to forget a particular piece of clothing in the sheer numbers. After all there is only that much one can remember. An outfit planner app has no such limitation of memory. In fact talk of expandable memory just to help you out, ha ha! An app like Chicisimo is designed keeping these wardrobe needs in mind.
  • Create outfit combinations you might have overlooked. Again the same situation with having ‘nothing to wear’ is that one might overlook a certain combination that would look particularly good. Pairing something from the past with something new, say a new skirt with a previous top and end up creating a combination outfit one never thought of. Let Chicisimo be your outfit planner in this wonderful journey.
  • Useful as a closet organizer. These apps help in myriad ways, one of them being to maintain an inventory of your wardrobe articles and acting as a closet organizer. Be it shoes or dresses or throws, what you added recently and what got discarded, what is no longer in fashion and what no longer fits, all of this is helpful when it comes to the all-important question, what to wear today!

But how does one get an outfit planner app to do all this? You might wonder.

  • Well as a starter you need to download an outfit planner app that acts just like a virtual wardrobe guide, for example, Chicisimo, a wardrobe app to guide you in your outfit choices. Chicisimo outfit planner app is available for iOS and for Android.
  • Next, it is usually the more tedious task of uploading pictures of different items in your wardrobe onto the app, but the app Chicisimo has solved this for you, by having a complete catalogue of the clothes most of us have in our closet. So in just a couple of minutes you can have 100s of the clothes you have in your closet, there in your wardrobe, ready to pick outfits for you.
  • Then, get ready to browse through your clothes and view endless possibilities on how to wear them, without doing any work, just relax. The app will tell you how other women wear the clothes you have in your closet, will pick outfits for you, or what clothes match with anything in your closet, or you can simply view ensembles… combinations of your clothes. This is an app that helps you pick out outfits.
  • Get ready to get dressed to kill for any occasion and be the ‘fashionista’ you always wanted to be.

There are many apps that put outfits together for you, that might help you with your wardrobe selection and maintenance. As you get down to searching for the most appropriate app to help you with your needs, you will find that Chicisimo is one such that is an answer to all your wardrobe worries. The ease of navigation and the speed at which the app works adds to the user experience, when you are madly looking for an outfit planner. Users find the site to be heavy on information about current trends in fashion. This in addition to features like editable organization fields is sure to provide you with the most versatile guidance that answers your wardrobe questions and lets you straddle your space with the mark of a fashion diva.

Chicisimo provides women with guidance and suggestions towards a more confident you so that you take on the world with more assurance and élan. To top it all you will suddenly realize you do have a lot to wear. All it takes it a little imagination to turn up the fashion quotient.

If you need an app to pick outfits with your clothes, Chicisimo is the wardrobe app you need.