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More Fun Ways to Improve Your Fashion Style This Year

The most interesting thing about fashion is that it’s ever changing. There’s always a possibility that what’s trending yesterday will be a taboo the next. And before you know it, a style that has long been forgotten has emerged once again and starts to rule the fashion space once more. If you come to think of it, it’s the like the water snake, which the Chinese believe is quite unpredictable. 2013 is the year of the water snake, and just like this reptile, you can add more fun to your year by being more adventurous and unpredictable with your style.

Create a New Fashion Statement. Creating a new fashion statement is not as difficult as it may seem. Try buying pieces from a high-end fashion shop and buy some from a low-end store. Combine them and see what you can get. With a little bit of creativity, you can come up with a real cool style that’s unique to you.

Buy Versatile Pieces. Before purchasing anything, whether it be a dress, a t-shirt, or a pair of jeans, think first of at least three ways you can match and wear it. This way, you can be sure that nothing inside your closet will be left unworn before the year ends.

Expand Your Shoe Collection. Your footwear can make or break your outfit. Expand your collection by buying at least one pair of shoe each season. You don’t have to spend thousands of bucks on several pairs, though. If you know where to look, you can definitely find shoes to match what’s already inside your closet without having to spend too much.

Experiment with Different Styles. Who says you can only have one fashion style? Again, this is the year to be more creative, so don’t limit yourself to a style you’re used to carrying. If you’ve had the same style for the past three years, it’s definitely time for you to come out of your shell and try something new. Why not experiment by mixing basic pieces with quirky ones? Or, how about you try that style you’ve been wanting to try out, but are just afraid it wouldn’t look good on you? Take the risk and see how it goes!

Just like the water snake, fashion can be very unpredictable. What is “in” now may be out of fashion the next few days or weeks. For this reason, learn to adjust and develop your own personal style, so that whatever happens with fashion this year, you can rest assured that you will have a style you can call your own at the end of the day.

When in Rome, Shop in Style – Advice for Women

So you have gazed in awe at the Colosseum, unearthed the secrets in Pompeii, spent a small fortune throwing coins in Fontana di Trevi, hobnobbed with tourists at St. Peter’s Basilica and the Pantheon. Think you are done? Far from it. For the best thing to do in Rome is shopping. The thriving, uber-cosmopolitan city is THE shopping destination. Choc-a-bloc with great boutiques, specialty shops and designer outlets for everything a woman could ever desire! Whether you are on a family vacation, a single traveler on a jaunt or here to spend a weekend with your gang of girls, for some reason, Rome just seems to bring out the shopaholic in all of us! Before the shopping frenzy sets in, do remember that shops in Rome are usually open 9:00am-1:00pm and 3:30pm-7:30pm and are closed on Monday mornings.

What makes Rome a city like no other is the shopping scene – Bespoke, Discerning, and Dizzying. Hunt fashion down at Piazza Spagna, the famous shopping district at the base of the Spanish Steps which hosts a major fashion show every summer. Expect innumerable options when it comes to haute couture with brands like Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Armani, Bvlgari, D&G and every label you can possibly think of. Feast your eyes on classic women’s clothing – chic knitwear, elegant suits, dainty scarves and a selection of alluring accessories – all understated but exceptional. Running parallel are Via Borgognonaand Via Frattina which house fashion behemoths such as Gai Mattiolo, Laura Biagiotti, Hermes and Ferragamoand in the past were the homes of Byblos, Tiffany’s and Versace.

Satiate your senses at the Trident(called so, because of the three streets, Via del Corso, Via del Babuino, Via Ripettaand their quaint alleys), littered with an astonishing number of outlets by Prada, Valentino, Gucci, Mui Mui and many more.Need a Gucci clutch or a Bottega coin pouch? This is where you should get it. Whet your shopping appetite at Via Condotti, the (in)famous street where shops used to charge a small fee for entry. A must-see, not just for the sweet joys of window shopping, but, also for the latest in women’s fashion, luxurious accessories and intricate jewelry. Be warned though, you might find yourself spending a small fortune in minutes. But, the intoxicating feeling that follows is worth it.

That Rome is synonymous with luxury shopping and high-end fashion is what you might assume early on, but a few hours in Rome’s back alleys and flea markets will change all of that. If you in the mood for some great bargains, head over to Porta Portese, the most famous Roman flea street market (read: Colosseum of used goods) specializing in value-for-money clothing and great deals on shoes, bags, gloves and all things leather. Find great deals at Parco Leonardo at Fuimicino, probably where the term “shop till you drop” originated. Not to be missed is the TAD Concept Store, a true shopper’s paradise selling exotic flowers, body care essentials and Oriental ceramics. Topping that up is a lush hair salon and an eclectic cafĂ©.

End the evening shopping with the locals at Cola di Rienzo replete with quaint, lovely shops selling suits, bags, accessories and shoes at mid-range prices. Head over to Via dei Baullari, which houses Loco, the store with the coolest shoes in town and chase it down by strolling around Piazza Campo de’ Fiori and Via del Governo Vecchio picking up classy and original outfits by independent designers. So, Ladies, go ahead, you know what they say – When in Rome, shop like the Romans!

Moms Shop in Style for Their Little Ones

Once a woman gets pregnant, she always dreams of the best things for her baby. Moms always want their babies to grow up having the best of what they deserve and need; that is why designer toddler clothes are not an exception to that thought. Parents, moms most especially, want to meet their child’s every demand even as they grow older and become toddlers. They dress them up with the most beautiful pieces of designer toddler clothes they can find and afford so that their child is in on what’s new in the fashion industry.

When children reach the toddler stage, they become overly active and spend most of their time playing. When we dress them up, we have to think of the appropriateness of their outfits and give great consideration to their comfort. How do you dress them up that they look and feel good at the same time?

There are a lot of designer toddler clothes that offer not only style but also comfort. In them, children are not only comfortable but they also look really good wearing them too. Kids get invited to a lot of events, birthday parties, Halloween, the Christmas holidays and all that, and in every occasion that they go to, it is moms pleasure to dress the child up with the prettiest dress or costume she or he has in the closet. Manufacturers of various designer toddler clothes now offer a wide variety of styles that parents can choose from. From shirts, dresses, shorts, jackets, pants, sweaters with matching accessories, a growing market makes all these things widely available.

Attending a costume party is no hassle at all anymore because there’s always a piece that you can find for your toddler to wear. You may think that buying designer clothes may not be as comfortable. But you may be wrong, because a lot of brands have been using clothes that are friendly to your children’s skin. With a growing market such as this, it is hard not to find the perfect designer clothes for your child.

In this modern day and age, there is a very wide array of toddler clothing. Pink, blue, yellow, orange, green or whatever color you wish plus a lot of different styles, pattern and designs, it is so easy to fall in love with these pretty little designer toddler clothes. Your problem now is not how you can find one that you would consider the best, but rather how you can decide when there is so much you can choose from!

Now, shopping designer toddler clothes is made even easier through the internet. All moms have to do is browse through various sites and links of designer brands and there you have it. Moms then have the freedom to choose among the many different preferences that are presented to them. With just clicks away, you can order designer toddler clothes that your little darlings can wear. Just remember that shopping in style doesn’t mean forgetting about the quality and comfort of the products that you buy. Quality and comfort is the first thing you have to consider when buying clothes, whatever type they may be, for you precious darlings.