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Look Good The Easy Way

All of us have that friend who is an absolute show stopper. That is right, the George Clooney of the group who seems to have mastered the art of fashion and appears to be incapable of making a mistake. We secretly admire their taste in clothing and their ability to get colors and combinations bang on target. Their sense of style is unequivocally spectacular and the ease with which they seem to pull off their sense of style seems simply too good to match, as a result they constantly seem to be swimming in a sea of compliments. Oh! Just how do you compete with such a person for the limelight, it’s not worth the effort, you simply are no match for that person! This is what you have been telling yourself right? You couldn’t be further from the truth. Curious? Buckle up!

Looking your best is like gearing up for a competition. Like an athlete in training you are constantly on a quest to achieve perfection. But what is an athlete without technique? Similarly, there are simple rules to looking good, which if you master are going to ensure that everyone around you will feel the heat of your presence. Being aware of your dress and the environment you are in, achieving a great fit, buying something that you really like and accepting people’s opinion of you, these are simple rules that you can use to develop your sense of style, day by day.

“Fashion is something that comes from within you” said Ralph Lauren, a man who made an absolute artefact out of something as simple as a polo shirt. Indeed it is a reflection of who you are. It is a language with which you do not speak but still manage to convey a lot about yourself without even flexing your lips. Once you truly understand the body language of people around you and begin to process them, you become aware and this is the basic skill that helps you become the person that you want to be. Feeling good in your attire and knowing that people around you like you in it too is winning half the battle. Remember how you used to wonder how your friend does it, rest assured they have a great sense of awareness about themselves.

Fit is everything, wearing clothes that hug your shoulders, accentuate your chest area and flatter your legs is an absolute must. It is an open secret which a lot of people seem to conveniently ignore. If you are tall and slim try wearing slim and tapered fit jeans and wait for reactions from your friends. If you are someone who is conscious about your weight try loose fit tshirts and shirts and enjoy the results. Every fashion advertisement has models with a great physique sporting apparel that fits their body closely and the effectiveness of these ads need no testiment.

Accepting criticism from people who wish you well is important in nurturing your sense of style. Taking some fashion tips from that very friend whom you so dearly admire can be absolutely helpful. Always buy something that you really love and not because you have to wear it. A fine example of how you can ruin your style is when you buy blazers in a hurry that do not offer you a close fit because you have to get to an event. Instead plan you purchases and invest time in your shopping to plan ahead and be certain that you are going to look fabulous in all the photos of you at the event.

Looking good is a skill that needs commitment, nurturing and honing and with these simple steps you can begin to be that person who is loved for a great sense of style. Go on try them!

Looking Good in a Blazer

When you have been shopping for yourself for a few years, there are a few sites and shops that have become staples for you. After all, once you’ve learned that you can depend upon a place to deliver high quality fashion with good materials and great craftsmanship, why would you choose to wing it with someone else? Having said that, you may find that, even after purchasing a blazer, you aren’t quite sure that the fit is right. Whether you’ve purchased a few of these wardrobe staples or this is your first attempt, you may benefit from a few tips as far as getting a blazer that fits well.

Taking Measurements
Any time you purchase something online, there is a chance that it will need to be tailored to fit you well. Your first step toward getting a blazer that fits well is to take plenty of measurements. You may want to pull in a friend or family member to help you with this. Start with the shoulder. Ideally, your blazer should lie flat at the shoulder. To achieve this, the top shoulder seam should be the same length as the shoulder bone. If you take this measurement accurately, the sleeve should hang beautifully.

The Shoulder
A blazer that fits well shouldn’t bunch up or pull across your torso. If the connecting seam is too far up your shoulder, you’ll like to see consequences of this all along the sleeve and even across your back or chest. A skilled tailor may be able to help you make the minor adjustments you need to get this to fit just right, but it can be a difficult process after the blazer is completed. AS you shop through the selections, be sure that you have the most accurate measurements you could take to ensure that your purchased blazer is a good fit.

Button Closure
The next step is to focus on the jacket closure area. (Make sure you know the rules for buttoning your jacket.) If you’re purchasing a single breasted blazer, you’ll want the two sides of the blazer front to meet nicely, allowing the button to close without any strain. You want to avoid lapels that hang forward, as well as any wrinkles or gaping where the button radiating out from the button. The blazers should allow for a bit of tailoring at the waist if necessary and if you have taken your waist measurements accurately.

Sleeve Length
The appropriate blazer sleeve length can be described with the traditional advice: “a half inch of linen”. You won’t want your sleeve to completely cover the cuff of your white shirt and you definitely don’t want to show too much of that sleeve. Usually, this means that the sleeve should end at about your large wrist bone. This could be one of the easiest measurements you take and the adjustment tends to be a simple one for experienced tailors.

An Attractive Fit
Your shopping experience should be very pleasant. You can ensure the quality of your purchase by carefully taking measurements at the shoulder, waist and arm. After your careful shopping, you should be able to enjoy the attractive results of a well cut blazer.