How to style pleats – here are the best ways to wear a pleated skirt

Colorful striped pleated skirt with black overcoat

Pleated skirts are popular and trendy. The cinched waist and elegant longer hemline look great on all body silhouettes. Depending on your mood and schedule, they can be dressed down with flats and a biker jacket or dressed up with traditional heels and a slimline top. It’s the perfect blend of street style and feminine sophistication. We’ve gathered some of favorite outfits to give you some ideas on how to style a pleated skirt. Continue reading How to style pleats – here are the best ways to wear a pleated skirt

How to shrink a leather jacket

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An expensive leather jacket must fit well to look attractive. Leather stretching and shrinkage occurs naturally over time. You’ll find a leather jacket’s fit changes after being worn for some time. To achieve a custom fit, you must shrink the leather jacket to form fit your body. Here are various ways to properly shrink a leather jacket. Continue reading How to shrink a leather jacket

IAP’s 2019 fashion trend predictions – fashion trends to watch for 2019

IAP’s 2019 fashion trend predictions – fashion trends to watch for 2019

Fashion styles for 2019 are predicted to break trends in a big way. Global styles will influence American clothing and the balance between comfort and style will gain importance among buyers. Clothing choices will be swayed by the continuing decline of body negativity, ageism, and styles considered after-effects of white privilege. Fashion’s impact on the earth’s climate will begin to become a factor for many consumers. Here are IAP’s fashion predictions for 2019. Continue reading IAP’s 2019 fashion trend predictions – fashion trends to watch for 2019

Glossary of fabrics, materials, and knit – the complete encyclopedia of fabric types and materials

Viscose Rayon fabric example

Fabrics refer to any flexible material made from natural or artificial fibers (yarn or thread) that is weaved (longer threads, called the warp, are interlaced), knitted (loops of yarn are interlaced), crocheted (loops of yarn are interlaced), knotted (yarns are knotted together), felted (fibers are mat pressed together), or braided (threads are twisted together). Fabrics may be classified by the yarn or thread material or by the method used to create the fabric (or both).

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How to clean and care for leather to make it look its best and last forever

How to clean and care for leather to make it look its best and last forever

Leather offers many benefits over artificially manufactured fabrics. It is functional and can be used for apparel, boots, shoes, handbags and even jewelry. It’s a classic material that is durable and hardwearing. It works for men and women and for various layers and clothing styles. But over time, leather can dry out from normal wear and tear, heat, and sunlight. Excessive dryness is the single biggest threat to leather products and can lead to unsightly cracks and creases. Leather requires more maintenance than normal apparel – but with the leather cleaning tips below, it doesn’t have to be a nightmarish affair. Continue reading How to clean and care for leather to make it look its best and last forever

Tips (and tricks) on how to style that Little Black Dress (LBD)

The classic little black dress or LBD

A little black dress (LBD) is a black dress cut simply and often quite short. It is a recognized symbol of style and elegance and few will argue that the “little black dress” is the most functional dress around. In fact, it is considered an essential piece to complete a woman’s wardrobe – the one to turn to when nothing else seems to work. But the LBD is also a blank canvas that you can use to express your unique self. Continue reading Tips (and tricks) on how to style that Little Black Dress (LBD)