Archive for May, 2010

Flip Flopping on Flip-Flops

The summer season is a hot one and with that comes the attempt to look stylish while staying cool and comfortable. We’ve already gone over when it’s the right time to wear shorts during the summertime, but what about the feet? The feet are one of the warmest and most uncomfortable places on the body during the Dog Days of Summer, so it’s best to come up with an option to make them comfortable and look nice. Shoes and socks are great during the winter when they keep your feet warm, but during the summer it’s sometimes best to ditch the sweaty socks for the better and literally cooler option of sandals. Yet sandals, especially flip-flops, can sometimes be a fashion faux pas, so when is it okay to wear them?

Most will say that if there’s not sand or a beach involved it’s probably best to leave the flip-flops at home. Others say they’re in fashion, but only in certain settings. Flip-flops, or sandals in general are best left when hanging out with friends or taking part in activities that aren’t considered to be professional. Simply put, if you’re going to work in an office or going to a formal event it’s probably best to think long and hard before throwing a pair on. However, flip flops are comfortable and very well liked during the hot summer days, so if you’re going to wear them there’s a few rules you should follow before you show your toes to the world.

First things first, make sure you have the feet to pull off wearing sandals to begin with. Ugly feet and toes that aren’t pedicured can be an immediate no-no when it comes to wearing sandals. Also make sure the sandals themselves match the event you’re going to. Plastic, floatable flip-flops may be great for going to the beach, but invest in a nice pair of high brand sandals if you’re going someplace that demands style.

Summertime is a great season for style and it’s also a great time to wear basically whatever you want. However, if you’re going to wear flip-flops or sandals make sure that you don’t flip flop with the fashion rules to wear them.

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Fashion Tips For Mom On Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day tomorrow, it’s important to celebrate all the great things Mom does for you. Usually Mother’s Day is celebrated by taking Mom out to a big dinner and helping her to relax and enjoy herself on her day. It’s also a day in which you let Mom realize just how much she means to you and how much you love her. A great way to do this is to make her realize how beautiful and amazing she is by showing her some of the fashion trends that can make her look stylish, smart, and even younger.

One trend that can work for Mom is a t-shirt and jeans. Considering that Mother’s Day happens right in the heart of spring what better for Mom to do on Mother’s Day than to relax in a nice comfortable pair of jeans and t-shirt. V-necks are the best fit for Mom and help her to look young and ready to party. Vibrant colors are key, but standard white helps Mom get ready for a fun day of activities.

Everyone fits in a nice pair of jeans, so having a pair of long blue jeans to wear will make Mom fit into the crowd rather than stand out. Lean jeans help mom show off her figure giving her confidence to know that she still has it even if she’s getting up there in age. Beige, grey, and washed brown work also to make Mom comfortable and stylish.

However, May can be a fickle month and a jacket may be needed to keep her warm. With so many jackets to pick from what is the best to get? Well, fashion tells us that a nice leather jacket will keep her warm if Mother’s Day comes with an extra chill. This will make her look smart, adventurous and cut years off of her look. Not to mention, a nice leather jacket works great with the jeans and shirt combo.

So for this Mother’s Day give Mom the gift of fashion and she’ll feel younger, happier, and in style on a day in which it’s important for her to feel all of those things.

*Disclaimer – If the Jeans, T-shirt, leather jacket statement doesn’t work for your mom, feel free to go with a light spring dress.  If you don’t know her size, socks are always a safe bet. 🙂