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How to pick a great winter coat – the best style, material, and features for a functional coat that makes you look your best

How to pick a great winter coat

Coats can be bulky and unwieldy, but during cold, winter months they are a necessity. We’ll discuss the various coat materials and styles so you can pick the right coat that is both practical and stylish. Continue reading How to pick a great winter coat – the best style, material, and features for a functional coat that makes you look your best

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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

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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)

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The perfect purse – How to pick a handbag that matches your outfit and body type

The perfect purse - How to pick a handbag that matches your outfit and body type

Matching a purse to your outfit and body type

The days of matching your handbag and shoes are over. And good riddance. Who can afford purses to match all those shoes! Still, accessories are key to looking well put together. The guidelines below will help you select the right handbag for your outfit and body type. Continue reading The perfect purse – How to pick a handbag that matches your outfit and body type

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How to choose the right skirt length – finding your perfect hemline that flatters your body type

How to choose the right skirt length – finding your perfect hemline that fits your body type

The most important rule when selecting clothes is to accept your body type as-is and dress your body shape for proper balance. This guide will help you embrace your body type and celebrate your favorite features, offering tips on selecting the proper hem length to fit your body’s shape. Continue reading How to choose the right skirt length – finding your perfect hemline that flatters your body type

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How to accessorize an outfit – matching jewelry and accessories with your outfit to create the perfect, balanced look

How to perfectly accessorize your outfit

The jewelry you choose to go with your clothing should not be made by chance nor solely by how much you like the particular piece. Each piece must add value to the outfit. It should not overwhelm, nor go completed unnoticed. Continue reading How to accessorize an outfit – matching jewelry and accessories with your outfit to create the perfect, balanced look

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How to put together an outfit – the 16-point rule makes it easy to put together the perfect outfit

White dress with brown hems

You can put together an outfit using four basic components. Begin with a basic piece such as dark jeans, pencil skirt, or a basic top. Then add an interest piece, something that adds color, pattern, texture, or shine to the outfit. Next pick a completer piece such as a jacket, sweater, scarf, headband, or belt. Finally, include accessories to top off the look. A handbag, jewelry, and shoes are typically the basic goto pieces but you can’t just accessorize without forethought. Too much and you will appear overdressed and too little will appear drab (underdressed). Continue reading How to put together an outfit – the 16-point rule makes it easy to put together the perfect outfit