Matching The Colors Of Summer

Short skirts, cold beer, and tasty barbecued food are only a few of the elements that make summer enjoyable for most of us. The warmer temperatures and longer days seem to put a smile on everyone’s face, which is pretty much contagious. Yet there’s one aspect of the sunny season that puzzles me every year: Why do men generally have such a hard time choosing seasonal colors that go well together?

a palette of options

Could it be the effects of heat exhaustion? Or, maybe it’s simply because men don’t care about the way they dress. Nonetheless, whatever the reason may be, read up and find out which colors are in this summer, and which ones should be matched with one another.

First, let’s find out which shades can help spruce up your wardrobe this summer.

Neutral colors

Neutral colors can be combined with nearly every shade and color. Here are some of the nicest neutral colors available this summer:

Softly tinted pales

Softly tinted pales or pastels will provide you with a gentle, subtle look. They can also easily be combined with most neutrals and darks. Look for these softly tinted pales this summer:

Mid-tone series

Combine mid-tone colors with whites for a crisp look, or with taupe-based neutrals for a softer, more comfortable look. Choose from these mid-tone colors:

Deep brights

“Deep brights” are generally seen on women, but this summer all colors are “in” for men. Try one of these deep bright colors:

Offbeat colors

Offbeat colors are drawn from vegetables and minerals. They can provide a rustic or sophisticated look, depending on how you wear them. Here are some of the nicer offbeat colors to choose from this summer:


Darks are generally more popular during colder seasons, however, when combined with neutrals like cement, blued gray, putty, or khaki, they can make a major impact for summer. Try out these dark colors:

Wild colors

Colors, colors and more colors. This summer’s all about wearing distinctive hues, so you might want to show off tops in colors such as ivory, lavender, lilac, lemon yellow, mint green, light blue, and grayish or coral pink. Then again, wild colors might not suit everyone’s taste and style, so make sure you feel comfortable wearing them before buying them.

Now how do you match these colors?

Hope you can have a better choice.

Matching All the Accessories with Sunglasses In This Summer

In summer, sunglasses are must-have fashion accessories. Many people are at a loss on how to accessorize without compromising their look. What do you want to portray? If your choice of sunglasses is bronze, silver, or gold, for instance, all other accessories and hardware such as RFID blocking wallet should match closely.

You should also ensure;

# Earrings and glasses complement each other – Sunglasses should remain more prominent; your choice of earrings should simply add a nice accent. The earring size and shape should remain relevant to your eyewear.

# Necklaces and glasses go well together – Are you a fan of bold necklaces? When accessorizing with sunglasses, always go for lesser earrings. While the look should remain harmonious, wearing flunky glasses gives you the freedom to wear clunky jewelry. If your glasses have rimless frames, fine jewelry will do.

# The glasses match the shape of your face – To get it right, always strike the balance. For instance, if your face is round, boxy rectangular glasses will look great! For those with long faces, round glasses complement this feature. Oval faces can go with any shape.

# The sunglasses match your outfit – Modern clothes should go with modern sunglasses as should traditional ones. For most people, mixing the two is quite common; having both types of sunglasses gives you many options to work with.

Choosing Your Perfect Fashion Accessory Set

Too many accessories draw attention from you; simple Sunglasses, a pair of earrings, and a few bracelets should do. The accessories you choose will either make or break your appeal. Before choosing the accessory set, you must consider the style, scale, scale and color of all pieces in addition to the occasion.

# Style

Wearing the right accessories is another way to define your style. Depending on your choice of jewelry, shoes, sunglasses, handbag, and other accessories, your typical dress or pair of jeans looks completely different. To go with your glasses, here are accessories worth considering;

Casual accessories – You could go with a crossbody bag, knee-high boots, floppy hats, candy-colored watch or bracelet, or espadrille sandals.

Edgy accessories – In 2017, the choker necklace continues to gain popularity. Black leather boots, a studded handbag, and a thick cuff bracelet would go well.

Glamorous accessories – with oversized sunglasses, you could easily pull a neat look with a bib necklace, chandelier earrings, large cocktail ring, sky-high heels, and a crystal-embellished clutch.

Classic accessories – A leather RFID wallet or clutch, silk scarf, classic black pumps, and diamond or pearl-stud earrings would make for an incredible look!

Workday accessories – When going out on weekdays, a classic watch, kitten heel, a large shoulder or satchel bag, and a delicate necklace suffice.

Playful accessories – Chunky accessories have no limit to what they could go with. Anything from headbands, hobo bag, or colorful ballet flats and a skinny belt would do.

# Scale

The fashion accessories you choose to go along with your sunglasses and outfit should be appropriately scaled. For instance, if you’re wearing patterns, having too many accessories makes the prints look tacky; simple accessories will do. When accessorizing, always emphasize on the outfit.

Your body type is another important consideration. Ensure that the shape and scale of your handbag auger well with your sunglasses. If you are a thin, tall woman, slouchy bags such as clutches and hobos should be your ideal carry. Shorter women should avoid oversized handbags with extensive straps. If you are an hourglass-shaped or plus-sized woman, boxy or mid-sized structured bags will even out your curves.

# Color

Neutral colors such as white and black are the easiest to use accessories with; you can use virtually any color! Colorful outfits should be worn together with accessories they don’t clash with. Just like in the color wheel, colors next to each other, in their many shades, will naturally blend in. Ensure they are matched on similar darkness or lightness.

How to Math Beautiful Separates


Today I am going to talk something about how to match colorful separates.

I’m definitely guilty of falling into a rut of outfits consisting entirely of neutrals. I have an impressive collection of white button-down shirts that I rely too much on, and I’m fairly sure I’ve worn all fifty shades of gray by now.

There’s nothing wrong with keeping it minimal, but if you’re like me, you’re taking the easy way out by neglecting all the pretty, colorful skirts and tops in your closet because it’s just too much work to figure out how to put them all together without looking like you got dressed in the dark.

Since summer’s almost over and I just know that I’ll be swathing myself in forest green, heather gray, and navy once fall rolls around, I’ve been challenging myself to wear more color.

With the help of  CF’s super-helpful A Foolproof Guide to Matching Colors in Your Outfits, I’ve found that with a little planning, there are just three simple rules (more like guidelines, anyway) to making “mix and match” a breeze.

Easy Formulas for Mixing and Matching Your Colorful Clothes

Before we embark on this full-spectrum journey,  one quick reminder: outfits will look more cohesive if the textures/materials are seasonally analogous.

For instance, a wool cable-knit sweater will look “off” when paired with summer-weight chino pants, even if the colors go well together. Alternately, corduroys – traditionally a fall/winter piece – aren’t a great complement for a sheer, airy eyelet top. There are definitely exceptions, but it’s a good thing to keep in mind!

A monochromatic look is quick and easy to achieve: just start with a single article of clothing and match it with something else either a few shades lighter or darker. This creates a chic, polished look and is a great option for that one piece you love but can never figure out how to wear.

With a monochrome outfit, you can keep your accessories neutral to maintain the minimalist look, or you can add pops of color by wearing accessories in a contrasting hue. Personally, I like to keep the rest neutral because I think it lets the main colors shine.

Color Blocking

Color blocking has been pretty popular the last few years and basically consists of two or more solid colors worn together. It’s a great look for summer because it typically employs bold, bright shades. Color blocking looks best when it’s with complementary or analogous colors; that is, colors opposite to one or another or next to each other on the color wheel, respectively.

While this trend focuses on saturated, bright colors, you can definitely use the same theory to mix and match your pastels and jewel tones. For example, if you lightened the two outfit examples I’ve shown, you’d wind up with combinations of sky blue + pale mint and peach + baby pink. Alternately, keep one color bold and use the pastel version of the other for combinations of sky blue + sea foam/cobalt + mint and peach + hot pink/orange + pale pink.

For more color combination ideas, make sure to check out our “Color Combo to Try” series!

Pattern Play

Patterns can be pretty intimidating, but they’re much more manageable if you just think of them as a collection of solids.

Take a look at your pattern and see what colors it’s made up of. Pick one and use it as a springboard. For instance, the geometric skirt on the left contains cobalt, brown, beige, yellow, and a predominantly teal background. Any of these colors would be suitable: I chose a yellow top and a pair of dark teal shoes. This easy method creates a cohesive, polished look.

Alternately, you can “color block” if your pattern is smaller and has one predominant color. The skirt on the right contains purple, green, white, and blue, but from a distance, it “reads” as blue, which is complemented nicely by a coral top.

What did you think?  Do you know how to match now?

Summer Nails that Match Your Style

Everyone has a special style that sets her apart from the crowd. This summer, make a statement with summer nail trends that reflect your personality and add color to the fun days ahead.


Ahead of the Curve

You are the first to wear the newest shoes or the pants that wowed on the runway, and you asked your stylist to Balayage your hair before you saw it in a beauty blog.  This summer you’ll stand out from the pack by painting each nail a different color, from a monochromatic palette to rainbow hues to 10 shades of green. French tips done in contrasting tints give this trend a new, classy spin.


The Artist Within You

Some call you quirky, some say you’re unique but everyone agrees you know how to turn art into fashion.  This is your time to show your creativity and work with your nail artist to fashion designs that will express your inner Picasso. Geometric shapes (triangles, circles, squares) are a hot trend –or match your nails to the design on a favorite earring or necklace. And for extra fun in the sun, turn your nails into pop art with saucy summer themes. Two of our favorites are nails painted to look like slices of watermelon and sailboats on the sea.


Neon Bright

You enjoy standing out in the crowd and you’re not afraid to wear colors that wow. Summer nail fashion is bursting with pops of neon like “My Selfie and me” from OPI’s “California Dreaming” 2017 collection. You can also try glow in the dark polish, sure to spice up your nightlife. Nail experts suggest painting your nails solid white before applying the final color. This will help neon colors sizzle and avoid a faded look.


Embrace Your Deep Side

You love mystery and a classy, sophisticated look. We think you’ll also love this summer’s vampy nail trend that celebrates rich polishes in deep, shades of wine, navy, and black. These hues look glamorous on every skin tone and work on all nails from short to long.


Flaunt Your Bohemian Chic

You’re known for your commitment to all things organic and living a healthy, natural lifestyle. But that doesn’t mean you don’t love fashion or neglect your nails. The nude look, done with polish, and natural, bare and buffed nails are among summer’s coolest looks.  No polish is 100 percent natural, but brands like Butter London are free of known carcinogens and water-based Suncoat is peelable: no chemical remover needed. Buffed nails are the ultimate natural look but your nails should be picture-perfect and healthy. Be sure to schedule regular salon appointments for shaping, cuticle care, and professional buffing.


Show Your Sparkle

You appreciate the finest things in life and aren’t afraid to show it. This summer’s metallic polishes compliment your elegant style and show the world that you aren’t afraid to shine. Essie’s “Mirror Metallic” collection in gold, chrome, copper-penny, and lavender has an edgy, high fashion looks straight from the runways.


Pretty in Pink (and Pale Green, Blue, Yellow…)

Your style has a softer, gentler undertone, and you love pretty dresses with lace accents. Pastel polishes that complement your look are always popular, and we think 2017 is your year to bring it all together with delicious pinks, blues, and greens.  Look for sweet shades like “Harley Gardens” from Nails Inc. or classic polishes like Revlon Gel Envy “Lucky in Love.”

The bell sleeve trend

Ruffles and flounces on sleeves are extremely fashionable, part of the Modern Retro trend, and completely mainstream. The bell sleeve silhouette — true to its name — flares out at the hem resembling the shape of a bell. You’ll find bell-shaped sleeves all over solid and patterned shirts, blouses, knitted tops, and dresses. They’re as lovely on jackets, cardigans and coats, although not as popular as bell-sleeved tops.

Bell sleeves vary in shape. Sleeve length varies from the elbow and three-quarter lengths to bracelet, full length, and beyond. The sleeve can flare from the crown of the sleeve right through to the wrist without a break to create a bohemian vibe. Or the sleeve can be broken up with a cut line to create a ruffled and flounced effect from seam to wrist. Sometimes, that style of sleeve is called a flutter sleeve. The flounced and ruffled bell sleeve is more popular at the moment than its straighter boho cousin.

Bell sleeves vary in volume. High volume flounces are more visually dramatic, especially when the fabric is stiff, and/or the hem of the sleeve is asymmetrical. The sleeves stand away from the arms like wings, which is an intentional trendy look. They are hard to layer over unless the topper is sleeveless, a cape, a wrap, or has wide sleeves to accommodate the shape of the bell. High-volume flounces in soft fabrics are less dramatic because they collapse flat back onto the body and drape like a dream. It’s easier to layer over a more subtle bell sleeve with a jacket that has tailored sleeves, although “bell squashing” can occur.

If you like the idea of bell sleeves but don’t fancy the drama or distinctive frill of the silhouette, choose a style in a soft fabric that is three-quarter or bracelet length for a more subtle version of the look. The extreme lengths of elbow or beyond-the-wrist with high-volume flounces are the versions that make you feel like you’re going to take off and fly. Overwhelming, unless that’s the vibe you’re going for.

I love the bell sleeve trend because of its pretty and girly integrity, and because it’s a flashback to the fashion of the ‘60s and ‘70s. It looks fresh after years of simple straight sleeves. My holiday dress last year had a fluted sleeve, which is a cousin to this trend. My chartreuse cocoon coat layered over perfectly and didn’t squash the sleeves. I want to add a bell-sleeved blouse to my warm weather blouse capsule this year in a solid or pattern. The sleeves must be an elbow, three-quarter or bracelet length because I don’t like the fussy feeling of the fabric flopping around my wrists when they’re longer, although I do like the way it looks.

Over to you. What’s your take on the bell sleeve trend?

How to Know What to Wear for Yoga

Yoga is intended to be a meditative, relaxing form of exercise. But dressing for yoga can be intimidating for beginning students. Generally, it is important to wear clothing that is both comfortable and made from breathable fabric (like cotton, bamboo or jersey). It will also help to know what type of yoga class you are attending in order to determine the best outfit.

1 Decide on a class

Check the schedule to find out what type of yoga class you’re attending. Schedules are generally available on yoga studios’ websites or posted at the location. While there are many different styles of yoga, you’ll most likely encounter one of the following.

Take a beginner class in Hatha Yoga or Vinyasa Yoga. Many beginner-level classes will either be Hatha or Vinyasa. Both are focused on coordinating movement with breath. Vinyasa is a little faster-paced and will involve more intense stretching, leg lifting, and inversions. The more advanced these classes, the more they will challenge even a regular yogi.

Try an Ashtanga or Power Yoga class if you want to try a little bit more of an advanced class. These classes involve constant movement between poses, making them slightly more challenging.

Take Iyengar yoga to focus on poses for longer periods of time. Many poses will be held for a long time, giving you a chance to find your balance and appreciate the benefit of the stretch. This form of yoga often calls for props such as blocks, blankets, or straps (which are usually on hand at the studio; you won’t need to bring your own).

Take a richly detoxifying Bikram Yoga or Hot Yoga class. The rooms are heated to approximately 100 degrees (37ºC) in order to induce sweating, which is thought to be cleansing. The heat also encourages relaxing of muscles, which leads to much deeper stretches.

2Choose your top

A good shirt to wear to yoga is one that is form-fitting without being tight or binding. Whatever shirt you chose, try practicing a range of motion in it before you leave the house. This will ensure you can move freely and that you’re not exposing more of your body than you are comfortable with during a certain pose.

Wear a tank top to yoga. Some of the most basic yoga poses involve lots of arm movement. If you don’t have any sleeves, you won’t have to worry about constantly pushing them out of your way and can focus instead on your poses.

Chose one that doesn’t have a plunging neckline and fits your body well—a loose shirt or a low neckline will leave you exposed when you bend or twist into a new position.

Wear a sports bra to a Bikram class. During Bikram or Hot yoga, you will get extremely warm. Women may want to opt for a sports bra in order to stay cool. Sports bras are typically categorized by impact level; a low-impact bra is fine. For men, going shirtless to Bikram is an option.

New Sensitive Fabrics collection for sportswear

We all know that there are many sportswear fabrics and many of them are quite sensitive, so today we will talk about some sensitive sportswear fabrics.

Sensitive Fabrics brand by Eurojersey, the leading Italian warp knitter, has once again affirmed its leadership in the sports sector with a high-tech collection in a unique and exclusive Made in Italy style.

The latest technology offers great performance for every sports activity, the company reports, starting with the innate features of Sensitive Fabrics, such as lightness, breathability, no curling, no pilling, and more – a source of inspiration for evolving designs, body mapping and innovative combinations.

The new brand fabrics are specially designed for water sports, where resistance to chlorine and fast drying are essential, and outdoor sports, where protection from UV rays and difficult weather conditions makes a real difference.

Second Skin Fabrics

The Second Skin Fabrics range features Sensitive Plus, Sensitive Seric Plus, Sensitive Touch and Sensitive Ultralight.

Ideal for intimate apparel and extra comfortable base layers, these fabrics are light and breathable, with no pilling or curling, according to the company.

Performance Fabrics

Sensitive Life and Sensitive Power fabrics are designed specifically for water sports for their chlorine resistance, sun block and quick drying.

Sensitive Fit fabrics are for technical, functional apparel with an extra comfort shapewear effect, while Sensitive Sculpt has been developed for garments offering maximum elasticity, perfect shape maintenance, great support, freedom of movement without constricting and effective muscle compression.


At the heart of the Bonded technology, the taping function uses special heat sealing tapes applied with a body-mapping effect on the ultra-flat surfaces of Sensitive Fabrics materials to create a perfectly linear, homogeneous avant-garde look, as well as an extremely comfortable, practical fit without stitched seams.

Premium Fabrics

Sensitive Bonded fabrics have heat sealed seams instead of being sewn together with thread, made by combining two different Sensitive Fabrics layers or matching with another type of material.

They are designed for highly constructed, technical or structured garments or wind protection. They never lose their shape over time and also are wrinkle-free and scratch resistant, the company reports.

Sensitive Bonded with Fleece are the new fabrics designed for thermal apparel: soft and pleasant to wear. Sensitive Bonded, punctured with mesh effect is designed for the most breathable clothes, while Sensitive Bonded double face fabrics are for the most exclusive structured apparel that plays on effects of two different surfaces, with a consistent plain colour on one side and a full printed on the other.


In addition, the latest technique, including contouring, laser cutting, flocking, and pleating, confer a tailored look to high-performance clothing made from Sensitive Fabrics materials.

Digital Print optimises colours and patterns to create micro-geometric textures, and the new Ecoprint Fluo, eco-compatible in the SensitivEcoSystem vision, makes it possible to reproduce fluorescent coloured designs with a pigment used directly on Sensitive Fabrics materials.

So after reading the fabrics, so do you have an idea of these fabrics.

No Longer Worry About What to wear to For a summer wedding

In summer, some people will attend many weddings, then how do you wear to stand out, here we will teach you how to wear?

There’s nothing better than a wedding. Dressing up nice and drinking in the afternoon with a roomful of people who are giddily happy. A good reception feels like it’s drenched in endorphins – almost like a birth but better, because there’s lots of champagne and no placenta. But weddings are not a pleasure that comes cheap. Much is made of the cost of the average British wedding – approximately £20,000 – but that doesn’t include the small fortune that guests have grudgingly spent on gifts, travel, hotels, and clothes.

Well, I can help a bit with a well-priced outfit. Most wedding invitations are vague on dress code, so use the happy event as an excuse to buy yourself a summer dress. The most on-trend frock for this year would be in white lace or broderie anglaise. If you’re feeling bullish, give one a whirl, but brides can be such selfish cows about that sort of thing. I’ve included one as the catwalk picture in case any brides-to-be need inspiration. The rest of the clothes on this page are all intentionally reasonably priced.

If you want something pretty go for a pink or a floral. Both were big trends and if you choose the right one, you can wear it for years to come. Finery London is a great place to look for unfeasibly cheap dresses. It was co-founded by fashion directors from Topshop and Asos, and the designs and prices are excellent. I like this pink dress. Ballerina was a catwalk trend that will never take off as tulle skirts look stupid unless you’re three years old. But ballerina pink is flattering with a tan, so it’s a great color for summer.

Other on-trend styles include maxi dresses, jumpsuits and anything asymmetric. This jumpsuit is from A Day in the Life – it’s another new label and its first capsule collection is very pretty. The prints are fantastic. You should have a look.

Weddings do demand a few practical considerations. If it’s a good one, it will go on long into the night so you’ll need something warm to put on, particularly if you’re in a marquee. Don’t worry about whether a cardy will ruin your outfit – by the time you put it on, everyone should be past caring anyway. Or why not buy something like this lovely kimono coat from Marks and Spencer. Kimonos and Japanese style, in general, are big for summer, so this will get plenty of use throughout the coming months.

Also, make sure your handbag has a strap. You need a bag if you’re out for the day, and there’s nothing more annoying than having a clutch in one hand, a drink in the other, and no way of eating the canapés as they whizz past.

I’m sure you know your own feet and their limitations for standing in heels, so the only advice I’ll give is to look at the shoes in & Other Stories. Another shop that has excellent and unusual wares that are surprisingly well priced.

This lot should see you through the big day – have a brilliant time.

So after reading the article, do you know how to wear for a summer wedding?

What to Wear to a Wedding: Wedding Outfits for Men and Women

Invited to a wedding and not sure what to wear? We’ve got you covered with a few fashion dos and don’ts.

The most important thing to remember when shopping for a wedding is you want to look cool and stylish, but you don’t want to distract from the bride or draw attention for the wrong reasons. That’s why we recommend you use the wording on the invitation or the time of year to determine your wedding attire. But first, let us tell you the ground rules for dressing for a wedding. Rule number one: Don’t ever, ever wear white to a wedding. You should also avoid wearing white to pre-wedding festivities, like the engagement party, shower or rehearsal dinner. The only exception to this rule is if there’s an all-white dress code for one of the celebrations. Rule number two: Always be respectful to religious affiliations. If you know the wedding is going to be held in a Catholic church, it might not be a bad idea to cover bare arms with a sweater and avoid showing too much leg or cleavage. Rule number three: You can wear black to a wedding—it’s not off-limits. It used to be taboo to wear black to weddings, but now a little black dress is totally appropriate for an evening affair. Rule number four: It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. If an invite says “black tie optional,” err on the side of caution and wear a long dress or dark suit or tux. Like your mom always said, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

Dressing for a summer wedding is all about looking elegant while keeping it cool. Focus on wearing breathable fabrics so you don’t overheat during an outdoor wedding. Fight off heat and humidity and still look put together when you wear a longer dress made with light and airy fabrics like silk, chiffon, cotton or linen. Those made with vibrant colors and unexpected textures will add a summery twist to a floor-length gown. Dress up a cute sundress with chic heels or wedges. Keep a lightweight pashmina on hand, since the AC will most likely be on full blast. Dressing in light layers is even more important for men, who tend to get overheated (read: sweat) more easily. In the summertime it’s definitely okay for guys to ditch the tie and keep it casual with a loose button-down—just make sure to wear a jacket. And for outdoor beach ceremonies, it’s totally acceptable for men to forgo socks and just wear loafers or boat shoes with their slacks. But before you make any wardrobe decisions, pay attention to the dress code on the invitations. Even if it’s taking place in the middle of July, if a wedding invite says “black tie,” you’re going to have respect the dress code and wear a bow tie and tux. Our tips: Stay hydrated and get there early to claim a seat in the shade!

How to Dress for Work in the Summer Heat

In the summer as I am going to and from work, I like to play a little game. I look at all the women rushing by on the sidewalk and I try to guess where they work, based on what they are wearing. Sometimes it’s obvious. Anyone in a suit and pantyhose with closed toe pumps on a sweltering July day must surely work in a very conservative environment such as a bank or law office. Otherwise, no one would choose to dress that way in such heat. But, in recent years, it has become much harder to guess the rest.

I don’t know when it became common for young women to wear strapless cotton jersey maxi dresses and flip-flops to the office, but I see plenty of them these days. Women of all ages make bra mistakes, such as wearing a regular bra with an open-back dress or racer back top. I recently saw a middle-aged woman in my building wearing a paisley chiffon poncho with Lycra bike shorts! And it wasn’t even a “casual Friday”!

Here’s a simple rule of thumb about getting dressed on hot days: if you could wear it to the beach or the gym, you probably shouldn’t wear it to the office.

No matter what your age, it’s important to keep in mind that the bar for dressing professionally doesn’t drop just because of the temperature rises. So here are some simple tips for staying stylish and comfortable.

Dresses: Loose, tunic-like dresses or shifts are generally more comfortable than fitted styles, but the proportion is key. These look best if they hit just at the top of the knee or a few inches higher, depending on your age and your comfort in showing your legs. If you are self-conscious about wearing a sleeveless dress, toss a light cotton jacket or cardigan over your shoulders. A fit-and-flare shirt dress in cotton or silk is another great, easy-to-wear choice.