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5 Tips For Great Style At Any Age

August 27th, 2015

Style is eternal irrespective of fashion trends and fashion shows. Dependent on weather, colours, history and brainstorms, fashion designers all over the world decide the hottest picks of the season but there are some style essentials that never change.

1. Don’t follow trends blindly:

Whether you are 14 or 40, don’t follow trends blindly simply because it’s an irrelevant exercise. You may love harem pants but you may be too short or slightly on the plump side to carry them. Instead of looking shoddy, try apparels that suit your height, your body frame, your age and most importantly your personality. If clothes don’t express your personality, you need to rethink the way you dress up.

 

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2. Your profession is your cue:

Keep your profession in mind while buying clothes. Though, it is certainly not necessarily to stick to how everyone at your workplace dresses, it is definitely an add on. Adding a twist to your apparel will however give you the edge. Whether you are a lawyer or a top marketing professional, the combination of smart casuals with formals can’t go wrong. A style that you can seamlessly carry after work hours.

 

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3. Don’t copy the youngsters:

When you are young, it’s easy to carry many styles and trends. However, with age comes maturity and a more defined personality. This is definitely not to say, one can’t experiment as when gets older, but the experimentation needs to be an inspiration not a direct copy of fashion for the young. Your style is an expression of your personality and says a lot about the person you are.

 

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4. Keep it neat:

Always, always keep it neat. Shabbily dressed men gather much attention, but negative attention. Let your maturity come through your clothes. With perfectly ironed clothes, unique colour combinations and a knack for accessorising well, you can make any look apt for your age.

 

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5. Dress your age:

This is a golden rule when it comes to style tips – always dress for your age. If you are 25 and dress as seriously as 55 year old, you may across as boring. The same is true for a gentleman of 50 dressing as a 20 year old. There are various options and choices when it comes to apparels and accessories – so take them instead of simply dressing up for the sake of it.

 

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So go ahead guys, make the most of your personality and explore your individual style, that is the only thing that’ll save a day!

4 Tips You Can Pick From The Hot Arjun Kapoor

April 6th, 2015

He is hot and charming with a tantalizing charm to win anyone over. Sporting the stubble, the dashing Arjun Kapoor is the new bad boy of the B-town.

 

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Here are the 4 tips you can pick from the hottie:

1. Stubble:

Stubble represents the best of both worlds in a man: evident masculinity without the reclusive mountain – man look. Start with light stubble if you are not used to it and grow it gradually only if you want to. It looks wonderful especially if you are in your 40s as girls are mad over that salt and pepper look after all.

 

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2. Attire:

Do you know that Arjun Kapoor’s favorite attire is a casual tee, a pair of jeans and flip- flops? But he always carries an oversized shirt just in case he needs to get ready instantly. Yes, that’s the trick; always carry an oversized shirt for a quick fashion fix.

 

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3. Suit Up:

If going on a date or a formal meeting just ‘Suit Up’, that’s Arjun Kapoor’s mantra. Suiting up not only make you look at your best but also adds oomph of x – factor to your personality.Add some class to your outfit and wear a pocket square when suiting up. Make sure it isn’t the same pattern as your tie though.

 

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4. Hair:

Make your hair your play ground; keep experimenting that’s what Arjun Kapoor does. Next time, when you need a haircut, ask your hairdresser to give you a completely new look. You will see yourself how just changing a hairstyle can change your personality.

 

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Last but most important thing to pick up from Arjun Kapoor is Attitude. Yes, no matter what he is wearing or wherever he is going, his killer attitude and his poisonous smile make girls go gaga over him!

 

Three Rules For The Perfect Necktie

April 6th, 2015

Men’s fashion has never been this versatile or prone to change, as it is now. But the one accessory that has been confusing the male species since time immemorial is the necktie. This rope of a cloth has managed to make and break outfits thanks to the pattern, colour, fabric, length and the knot. But here we are to help you with the three basic rules of nailing this accessory right, every time.

 

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1. Colour:

Remember this mantra (you could chant it too) – Ties should be darker than the shirts. Whether you are wearing a pale blue, light pink or a white shirt, your tie should be darker hued. It can be either a red, burgundy or a light blue tie. In fact light coloured ties with crisp white or pale hued shirts look really good during spring. Always remember one colour does not ‘fit all’. A black bow tie is to be worn for extremely formal black tie events; bold colours are more for board meetings and light hued ones are semi-formal.

 

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2. Length:

The tie should just touch the waist band of your pants. That is the ideal length of a tie. Ties come in different length and they should be chosen according to your build. Extra long ties or XL ties should be used by tall, well built men. If you are slightly on the shorter side, then shorter ties will work best for you else the knot will be large to shorten the tie, which may not suit you. Wider ties are to be used with jackets with wider lapels, which are more 1950s. Narrow ties are to be worn with jackets with narrow lapels which are more modern.

 

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3. Pattern:

Once you have understood how to choose the colour of a tie, it is time to move on to patterns. You can start off with semi patterned ones to get comfortable with the concept. Polka dotted ties look great with striped shirts. The pattern on the tie should not be overpowering, and the patterns should be smaller than the ones on the shirt. For example, it is advisable to opt for pin striped patterned tie with a checked shirt. As soon as you have the understanding down pat, you can move on to quirky printed ties.

Ties are a small accessory but then, after all small things are always the loudest. If you think your combination of shirt, suit and tie is wee bit too loud, then it probably is. Start off with toned down versions to understand and then move on to bolder options and see your boring suit come alive.

 

Style Essential – the blue shirt

April 3rd, 2015

Formal, eye catching and a favourite amongst all fashion conscious men – the blue shirt is a remarkable piece in your wardrobe. Slightly under-estimated, the blue shirt is usually ignored for a classic white or black shirt.

Yet, we are here reminding you why the blue shirt in fact is your go-to shirt.

1. Go formal:

Think an all blue shirt with a contrasting sky blue shirt to go along with it. A contrast that is striking as well as immensely smart. You are making a statement yet not screaming out your style. It is subtle and charming. Do keep in mind, that your tie/pocket square and socks are a lighter shade of blue as well. You could also opt for a baby pink tie to break the monotony. Try keeping the look as neat as possible for the desired effect.

 

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2. The eternal blue on blue:

For all you men who love the casual look, this is sure to get you interested. A light blue shirt paired with denims is certain to get you noticed – and for the right reasons. It looks suave, classy and well thought. Pair the look with loafers in a complimentary shade of blue or grey and you are set for a casual, breezy event.

 

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3. Office wear:

If you’d like to take your blue shirt to office and not look drab and boring, you could team it up with an interesting tie. Though, there is not much you can do with this look, you can try a range of fun accessories and make it work. Try a waist-coat in either silver or dark grey, you could also try throwing in a fun pocket square to keep up the tempo.

 

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4. Casual is the only way:

If you want to completely bid farewell to the formal look, pair your blue shirt with either a pair of shorts of chinos. The look is hassle free and doesn’t ask for much. The shirt spells breezy while the lowers are an indication of a stylish man. Don’t over do this look and keep it as simple as you can while experimenting with shades and contrasts.

 

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So, when are you going blue?

5 fashion goof-ups all women notice

April 3rd, 2015

You picked the perfect restaurant, the perfect day and the perfect girl – but what if you forgot to pick the perfect clothes for yourself. Men are usually easily hassled especially if there is a girl on the other side who demands attention. So guys, let’s get one thing clear; women notice your look from top to bottom. They notice if you are wearing two different socks or your colours don’t complement eachother and if your hair is well cut or not.

So here are 5 fashion goof-up you have to stop making if you want to impress that pretty lady:

1. Avoid slogan tshirts that don’t make sense:

If it’s a music related t-shirt, a graphic t-shirt or a t-shirt that makes sense – it works. But if you wear t-shirts proclaiming your love for fish or some random country, it most certainly will be a put off. Random words put together in an odd haphazard way may not be the best way to make an impression. If you would like to keep it casual and wear a t-shirt, stick to ones that have witty one liners or some ultra cool graphic design. Also, please avoid cleavage revealing tshirts!

 

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2. Say no to floaters:

Yes, we know they are the most comfortable! Yet, we insist on not wearing it on a date or anywhere. If you’d like to wear your comfortable pair, trot around in them at home where there is not a soul to comment on your fashion sense. If you are going out on lunch or taking her out for coffee, it’ll definitely come across as inappropriate footwear.

 

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3. Absurd sunglasses:

Can carry colour, don’t wear any! Should it be a sunny, pleasant day and you feel like saving your eyes from the harsh sun – put on regular, basic sunglasses that don’t scream for attention. Sunglasses that reflect and are in the most jarring of colours are going to attract a lot of unwanted attention from her AND the people around! Also, whatever may happen, don’t wear your shades if there is no sun and indoors. It’s an age old folly, yet people don’t hesitate to put on their shades and make an entrance.

 

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4. Going the branded way:

If you think that brands mean a girl will be instantly impressed – you couldn’t have been more wrong. Women appreciate a decent fashion sense, not a man who is dipped in brands from head to toe. So you may have to choose between proclaiming your love for brands or a decent fashion sense with the perfect balance of style and sensibility.

 

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5. Wearing wrinkled clothes:

Wash, iron and impress. It’s as simple as that! If you can’t do so on your own, send your clothes to the laundry and relax. But a shirt that is wrinkled and looks dirty will more than annoy women around you. It instantly reminds them of children who need to be taken care of. If you want to show you are mature and know exactly what you are doing, keep your clothes in check.

 

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Best of luck guys, have a fun time impressing the best critics of fashion.

 

Your Guide To Wrinkle Free Shirts

March 24th, 2015

Tired of wrinkled shirts? But don’t know what to do about it? Going mad by pressing your shirt over and over again with the hot iron but still getting those wrinkles? Well, here’s your solution. We’ve picked up the easiest tips to keep a wrinkle free shirt existence. And they’re:

 

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1. Hang Them Properly:

Casual and dress shirts both tend to be quite delicate. They usually have to be stored on padded and/or stretchy plastic hangers.  Usually avoid wire hangers because they can distort the shape of your clothes if you keep on using them. Also, don’t bunch your t-shirts if you want to keep them wrinkle free as well.

 

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2. Keep Them in the Dryer:

This is another easy way to do it. However, it may just end up being a little bit costly. All you have to do is to keep your shirts your dryer for 10 to 15 minutes. This will ensure that your shirt stays wrinkle free. Of course, don’t forget to spray it lightly with water before you put it in. It works every single time. It works even better if you have a ‘press saver’ setting in your machine.

 

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3. A Wrinkle-free Spray Goes a Long Way:

If you don’t have time then using a wrinkle-busting spray is the easiest way to do it. Simply spray the product onto your garment, wait for 10 seconds and the wrinkles will smooth away. The best thing about wrinkle-free sprays is that they work on almost any fabric. Which is why, they’re the perfect solution for wrinkle free shirts while travelling.

 

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4. Take it to the Dry Cleaners:

If everything else fails then you can always take it to the dry cleaners and of course they’ll be as new and wrinkle free as any other.

So there you go folks. These are the tricks that you need to follow to have a wrinkle free wardrobe. To make your life even easier, we would suggest that you should invest in some wrinkle free fabrics.

You can’t completely prevent clothes from wrinkling. However, if you follow the tips shared with you above then you can have wrinkle free shirts. They might not seem as the most traditional of methods but they definitely are helpful, especially when you’re short on time or don’t have your iron with you.

 

The Latest Style Icon – Aamir Khan

March 24th, 2015

Having the last name ‘Khan’ and surviving in Bollywood is not easy my friend. Getting tagged with a Bollywood nickname ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ and surpassing that every time is not easy either. But Aamir Khan does it all. With a not at all publicised divorce and another marriage, Aamir Khan handled it quite well and it turned out to be a perfect divorce with amicable relations with his previous wife and a brilliant marriage with Kiran Rao (at least that is what we have been led to believe).

 

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1. Mr.Perfect:

With a drive like his for perfection, one is always in the spotlight for one reason or another. However, to be caught wearing something ‘sooo two seasons ago’ is a complete blasphemy. But Mr. Khan has made a trademark look and he will almost always be caught wearing an outfit which is casual and laidback. Fuss free, sans accessories is what he prefers himself to be in. Unless he is out there promoting any movie, then he will be wearing the look he is sporting in the movie. Or if he is attending some extremely formal event, then be sure to catch him in a suit with a dress shirt open at the collar but no tie.

 

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2. His Style:

A well fitting pair of jeans, polo or a plain coloured t shirt and chunky shoes (more like boots) is what you will spot him in whether it is the random paparazzi snap or a movie premier or a movie promotion or a press conference. With his boyish grin and spiky hair, it is hard to imagine that he is in his late 40s.

 

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His hair is another fashion story altogether. You have seen him in beefed up self for Ghajini with the nearly bald look. You have seen him sporting long hair and a handlebar moustache for Mangal Pandey. You have seen him with curly longish hair and a clean shaven look for Rang De Basanti. You have seen him in the close cropped look for P.K. He is as versatile as an actor can be and doesn’t hesitate to ‘own’ whichever film he is doing.

 

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Beefing up for the role or slimming down; adopting a particular style of speaking or enacting a true story, Aamir Khan does it all with finesse and dedication that not all of Bollywood possesses. Not running after the money a particular movie he has made, he is content with coming up with just one movie in the entire year, as long as it is made to perfection. Staying out of controversies and limelight is what makes him a good actor and a great celebrity.

 

Fight Out Wrinkles with These Hot Tips

March 24th, 2015

Aging is inevitable. There’s no way to avoid it. But just because you’re getting older, doesn’t mean that you’ve to look the part as well. With a proper regimen and the right products, you can slow down your wrinkles from appearing on your face, not to mention have a skin which radiates and glows.

What are Wrinkles?

Basically wrinkles are lines or creases which appear on your skin when it starts to lose its elasticity. Many factors can contribute to this, your lifestyle and sun exposure – the most common culprits. As you get older, your skin doesn’t produce as much elastin and collagen which keeps your skin taut. Because of this, your skin doesn’t stretch enough and starts to sag which results in wrinkles.

But worry not! Here are some anti-aging tips which can help in increasing the collagen and elastin production and reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your skin.

 

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Use an Anti-Wrinkle Cream with Retinol

Research says that retinol is one of the most effective ingredients in the fight against wrinkles. A regular use of anti-wrinkle cream with retinol and other dermatologist recommended products can help prevent wrinkles and minimize the ones that are already there. However, don’t use just any product. Use a product which is specifically designed for your skin type.

 

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Avoid Smoking

Smoking is injurious to your health and it is particularly bad for your skin. Smoking releases enzymes that decrease elastin and collagen production thereby contributing to premature wrinkles. Cut down or better yet – quit. You’ll do your skin and your body both a huge favour.

Avoid the Sun

Do not step out of your home without applying sunscreen or without a pair of shades irrespective of the season. Especially in a country like ours it is all the more important to use a sunblock over SPF 30. Sunscreen blocks UVA/ UVB rays that can age skin and of course a terrible sunburn.

 

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Use a Men’s Face Scrub

Use a scrub which exfoliates the skin and which gets rid of dead skin cells. This encourages the growth of new ones. A scrub for men also helps in smoothening the fine lines to minimize the overall appearance. However, don’t use it on a daily basis. Twice or thrice a week is more than enough.

Exercise and Eat Right

As basic as it sounds, this is your way to a healthy and youthful lifestyle. Eat more and more fruits and vegetables because they’re packed with anti-oxidants and other aging signs. Citrus in particular is full of vitamins which help in maintaining a healthy and nourished skin. Also exercise on a regular basis to keep your body healthy and toned. Exercise helps you to regenerate your muscles and keeping your body active which in turn makes sure that your body appears youthful.

 

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These are our top tips to maintain a youthful appearance and ease up on those wrinkles. Follow these tips and say bye-bye to aging for a long time to come.

 

Essentials for Your Winter Wardrobe!

November 10th, 2014

What is winter without your wardrobe stacked with the latest steals? Stylish, sophisticated and dapper – if this is your look for this season; we suggest you may want to invest in these 4 essentials. Take a look:

Boots

The most popular boot trend is the hikers boot. Available in leather and in the classic colors of chocolate, tan and black, these boots are rugged and you won’t mind getting down and dirty with them. Wear them with those chinos or for a weekend out.

 

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Bomber Jackets

Bomber Jacket is a perfect season outerwear. With numerous appearances on international runways for the last few seasons and right now, most designers concur that today the bomber jacket has become an inescapable part of the fashion style of the urban youth. They were made up of sheepskin and wool, however more watered down versions have made it possible for these jackets to be made out of more luxurious fabrics with tailored cuts in accordance with the trends of 2014, not to mention the variety of colors and playful prints. Pair them with jeans or chinos and you are all set to ace the harsh season ahead.

 

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Chinos

Chinos are the best and most comfortable option for men when it comes to wearing a substitute for jeans. They are cheaper too because the materials they are made up of are way cheaper than the ones used in jeans and formal trousers. You can go crazy pairing these colorful chinos with shirts, t-shirts or even cardigans. You can go crazy mixing and matching or you can even make a splash with monochromes this fall.

 

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Scarf

Floral, printed or plain, scarves and mufflers are taking the fashion circuit by storm this season. Pair them with pullovers, sweater or jackets and you have yourself a winner outfit. Be sure not to go overboard with prints or colors and follow a single theme throughout your look.

 

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