How to Add Spring To Summer Fashion Trends To Your Wardrobe

 

A fashion trend is a popular style or practice especially in the clothing footwear and accessories industry. It is usually the newest creations of textile designers or trends can take root in an unconventional way like the discovery of an unknown artist.  I love to think of it as a wardrobe update or the opportunity to inject something new.  I guess you can call it inspiration, kind of like being inspired by things that are happening in the world.  We get to inject what is happening in art, music, technology, science, politics and even food into fashion trends. Trends can give you the opportunity to express yourself though your clothes or  simply used to update your look.  Either way we want to  help you nail the perfect outfit.  Let’s get inspired with outfit ideas of pieces you probably already own or just update you look with the latest spring to summer fashion trends.  To start adding trend into your wardrobe Watch the video:

 

 

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What Should I Wear To Work

 Guest article

 

In today’s competitive world we can’t deny that our appearance makes a statement about who we are and what we represent without us saying a word. It is by the way we dress and the way we present ourselves in which other people are then able to create the first impression of us. First impressions last and people have the tendency to prejudge us as a result of our appearance. Knowing how much of an impact on the way that we dress has on others means that the power of dress is in the palm of our hands. We can cleverly use this power to radiate confidence and assert ourselves in the workplace.

Let’s look at a couple of examples of situations where you can harness the power of dress to make your mark.

 

THE INTERVIEW

Suppose you have a meeting with a highly-respected firm. It’s a job that you are super excited about and you want to make a great first impression with the interviewer. You want the employer to be focused on you, how knowledgeable and skilled you are for the job. Your speech should associate with what you are wearing. For example, if you are talking on a professional level would it not be wise to wear professional clothing? The last thing that you would want is to be wearing something inappropriate or ill-fitting that will detract the employer from what you are saying. You want the company to hold you in the highest regard. What you say makes 50% of creating an impression. Your dress makes the other 50%.

 

Style Tips

  1. Regardless of how casual and office setting may be, always dress business professional for an interview.
  2. Use your best judgement where you decide to include subtle pops of personality.
  3. Your most persuasive accessory is your confidence. A prepared attitude will lend you great success in an interview setting.

 

THE WORKPLACE

Unless we have been in the workforce for many years or have already created a reputable name for ourselves among other industry professionals it can be tough for an employee starting out trying to make their mark in a competitive business world. Depending on the work environment, profession or industry the way we dress can have a powerful impact on the way others view us in the workplace.

One thing that remains timeless in the world of business and professionalism is the dress shirt. We have all seen this wardrobe staple cross borders and genders within the past century. A crisp, definitive and straightforward item that you can wear in the workplace. Not only do you feel professional in a dress shirt it also seems to spark a confidence that seems to grab the attention of others.

 

Style Tips

  1. Avoid dressing more than 1 level up from your office dress code to avoid looking overdressed.
  2. If you work remote or from home dress as if you were in the office. This will help you to shift into a work mindset and today you never know if or when you’ll have to jump on a video conference.
  3. On Fridays or Casual days dress one level down from your regular office attire. Maintaining a polished image while dressing down is a respectable choice. Your sneakers should be clean and your denim, dark and well kept.

 

About the author:

If you are in need of a smarter look, T.M.Lewin has created a savvy dress code guide above. These British retailers also offer a noteworthy selection of men’s shirts and women’s shirts for any occasion; casual or formal. Finding the right clothing to wear that will support you in creating a great impression on others and exuberate confidence in any formal or informal setting is important.







 

3 Reasons That A Denim Jacket Is A Must Have

Do you own a denim jacket?

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There is not another universal staple like the denim jacket. Denim is one of the many clothing styles that continue to stick around from season to season and year to year.  It’s safe to say, that denim has established itself as a firm contender when it comes to fashion material, and they continue to resurface when it comes to fashion trends. Oh yeah, they’ll keep you warm without suffocating you.  A denim jacket is the must-have casual jacket.  Here are 3 reasons you must have a denim jacket in your wardrobe:

  1. It is super versatile and is an interchangeable clothing piece that can be suited for any kind of weather at any given time. Denim jackets are the best because you can wear them with literally anything. They fantastic for that grab and go moment.

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 2. The denim jacket adds a hip stylish look to just about any outfit and you will still feel it uber comfortable. They usually lend a casual vibe to any outfit, but they can also be dressed up a little bit.Dotti- Denim Jacket

3. The denim jacket is a classic, wardrobe staple and that has longevity! You will probably only need to own one in your lifetime!
 
 

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Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.
Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc
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6 Simple Steps To Healthy Skin

6 Simple steps to healthy skin

If you are like most folks, then you probably desire radiant looking skin. Healthy, glowing skin is the ideal form of beautiful skin.  Some of us are fortunate enough to have fantastic genes and have great looking skin. While some of us have to put a little work in to maintain a healthy glow.  We can’t control our genes but we can control our environment to a great degree. Proper skin care can go a long way in improving your overall beauty, good health and it can also affect your self-confidence. Here are 6 simple steps to healthy skin:

  1. Cleanse, Tone & Moisturize

Cleanse, tone and moisturize two times a day. Follow these steps once in the morning before you put on makeup and once at night before you go to bed. Choose a cleanser and moisturizer specific to your skin type.

  1. Exfoliation

Exfoliation encourages the sloughing off of dead skin cells, stimulates circulation and blood flow which in turn promotes healthy looking skin.  Wash or rub gently with a granular substance to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin and promote a healthy glow.

  1.  Sunblock, Sunblock, oh did I say Sunblock

Sunblock acts as a protective shield against the harmful UV rays which penetrates the skin each time your skin is exposed to the sun. The sun gives off ultraviolet light that damages the skin and can cause sunburn. Over time, these rays can lead to wrinkles, dark spots, and other problem areas.  Apply a sunblock with a UVA and UVB of at least SPF15.

  1. Drink to beautiful skin

Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help rid the body and skin of toxins. Water flushes toxins from the body and transports nutrients to where they are needed. Celebrities often claim it’s the secret behind their supple, glowing, always camera-ready skin.

  1. Eat more of what is good for you and less of what is not!

Your skin is the largest organ of your body.  What you eat can affect the health of your skin as well as the rest of your body. To keep your skin in optimal condition, fill your plate with fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and other nutrient-rich foods.

  1. Get some sleep!

Getting adequate sleep is important to give the body and skin time to repair  and rejuvenate itself. When you are tired the blood in your body is not flowing efficiently which normally results in a lack of oxygen in the blood. Your body boosts blood flow to the skin while you sleep, which means you wake to a healthy glow.

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Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.
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Behind The Scenes With Mushmina: fashion with cultural integrity

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Here at Tracey Evelyn we often get the opportunity to run into some pretty amazing people.  Join us as we go behind the scenes with Mushmina a unique boutique that offers a global shopping experience.  Mushmina presents a curated collection of unique ethical fashions and home goods that have been handcrafted by artisans globally.

Do you ever wonder how your clothing was made or where did they come from? Check out what Mushmina has to say about being ethically aware and creating a mindful lifestyle:

Tracey-  How did Mushmina come about?

Katie:

My sister Heather and I felt so gracious for the opportunities we had growing up (due to our parents) we are both creative and love to travel.  I went to Mali to study anthropology and textiles, while my sister Heather was in peace corps.  What really stood out and resonated most with us was the developing artisans with not much access to the market with and very little resources. We saw talented artisans who could not find a job or didn’t have the resources to market their skills .  We wanted to empower women to be able to learn a skill, earn a fair wage and to connect them to a market that they may not have otherwise been connected to.

 

Tracey-  Who was your first style icon ?

Katie:

One of my first style icons was my hairdresser  (she was more of an influencer).  I would even say she was more of a inspiration.  She was much older and very stylish.  Patricia was one of the first people who noticed and tried to cultivate my artistic flair.   She would take me on little trips to New York City.   When you are a child New York City is a big deal!   She was wild with her own since of style and artist flair.   I remember her taking me to the village, it was almost like she helped me to find an outlet. I would say she recognized my energy and vibe at a young age.  She was  one of those people in my life for season.  Patricia Fields is a stylist I always respected.  She would create trends rather than follow them.

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Tracey-  Who is the Mushmina shopper?

Katie:

The average Mushmina shopper can be from 30’s to 60’s  ranging in age and style. The shopper is usually moved by the story of the product as well as moved the artistry and handmade craftsmanship of each item.  We wanted to be acceptable to all audiences. You can buy a handmade soap for $8 or purchase a bag for $225.  We find something for everyone who walks through the door.

Tracey-  What is Mushmina’s proudest achievement?

Katie:

We celebrate every milestone, even the small ones.  We offered a women’s training and education center.  We hired a teacher and offered pattern making to the younger generation.  We where trying to empower the women with tools to be assist them in running a business and charged a nominal fee.  We equipped women with the skills and technology that will allow them to work and have a fair income, therefore gaining financial independence.

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Tracey- Where do you get your products from?

Katie:

We work directly with the artisans located in Morocco who hand make their products with cultural integrity.  We carry a collection of curated products from all over the world. We also custom design our own collection. Our collection connects people to the customary traditions of Morocco. I travel back to Morocco at least twice a year.

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Tracey- Where do you hope to see Mushmina in the future?

Katie:

We see so many opportunities for expansion.  The more exposure we have the more we can give. More of a global exposure would really help.  Also, expansion of our collection of merchandise so that we can grow and reach a larger audience.  I think that this would provide more opportunity to reach more customers and include more versatility while maintaining integrity.

 

Tracey- What are 3 hot gift ideas from Mushmina?

Katie:

  1. The new spring clothing is all about the fabric…..The textiles with be brightly colored, easy to travel and amazing texture.

 2. Brass etched and hammer jewelry….. all the Mushmina jewelry collection work well together.

     3. The classic bag arimna and hobo bag is made from the Moroccan upholstery fabric. They make a great statement handbag that make it easy to wear.

 

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Be sure to follow Mushmina at:

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Instagram: @Mushmina

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Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.
Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
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