Fashion trends are making their way into wardrobes around the world faster than ever before, thanks to social media, its thousands of influencers, and the enormous business opportunity it represents for brands. From crop tops to mum jeans and bombers.  

Being fashionable has never been easier for customers! Fashionistas can refresh their ensembles quickly and for less than the price of a Starbucks latte thanks to low-cost online stores.  

However, there is a huge environmental cost associated with this. Even though sustainable and ethical fashion is becoming more popular, the fashion industry remains one of the most destructive.  

This is why:  

  1. Every year, up to 100 billion new clothing is produced.  

The days of fashion following the natural seasons (Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter) are long gone. The majority of clothing purchased today is fast fashion, which involves mass-producing low-quality garments by workers who are given incredibly low salaries so that shops can sell them at incredible costs. A year’s worth of collecting can be as high as 50. Every week, that’s almost a new collection.  

Overall, since the early 2000s, the volume of clothes manufactured annually is anticipated to have doubled, reaching 100 billion pieces per year in 2014. That’s approximately 14 outfits for every individual on the planet.  

  1. Cotton is the crop that uses the most water.  

Natural and synthetic raw materials are the two main categories of raw materials utilized in the textile industry. Cotton is used to make the majority of clothing. While it’s understandable that customers might believe it’s environmentally friendly, it isn’t.  

Pesticides are heavily used in cotton farming. Cotton is grown on only 2.4 percent of the world’s arable land, but it uses 24% of the world’s insecticides and 11% of the world’s pesticides.  

Cotton is the most water-intensive crop on the planet. One kilogram of cotton necessitates between 7,000 and 29,000 gallons of water. The environment and communities living near cotton production plants pay a high price for this.  

  1. Microplastics in the billions end up in the ocean.  

Consumers enjoy polyester, acrylic, nylon, and other synthetic fibers in workout wear, swimsuits, and even necessities like tee shirts. These materials, which are manufactured from petroleum, are thought to account for 60% of the apparel we wear.  

What’s the big deal about that? According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, synthetic fibers account for 35% of microplastics entering the ocean. Clothing composed of these fibers shreds every time we wash it. Up to 728,000 fibers can come loose at the same time, flowing into waterways and polluting our ocean and ecosystem.  

Overall, fashion microplastics may be significantly more harmful than plastics used in the food or packaging industries.  

  1. Fashion has a significant environmental impact.  

The majority of the fashion supply chain, from crop farming and synthetic fiber production to sewing, dyeing, and clothing sales, takes place in diverse parts of the world for economic reasons. To reach their destination, garments, particularly those offered by fast-fashion retailers, traverse thousands of kilometers by plane or sea.  

This, combined with the significant amount of energy consumed in both the supply chain and the consumer phase, results in a significant carbon footprint. According to a 2018 report by Quantis, the garment and footwear industries account for more than 8% of global climate impacts. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, this would result in more greenhouse gas emissions than all international flights and maritime freight voyages combined.  

  1. The industry generates a lot of garbage.  

Every year, we generate billions of new outfits. Where do they all go, though? A large number of them wind up in landfills. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a garbage truck full of textiles is thrown away every second.  

Customers are enticed to buy the current trends via fast fashion. The amount of unworn apparel in the average fashionista’s wardrobe is increasing all the time.  

Each year, a household in the Western world discards an average of 30 kg of clothing. 73% of it will be burned or buried in a landfill. What is collected for recycling (about 12 percent) will most likely be shredded and used to stuff mattresses, insulation, or cleaning cloths. Less than 1% of what is gathered will be used to produce new garments, which is a squandered opportunity for both the economy and the environment.  

  1. Human rights violations are common.  

Unsafe working conditions in garment manufacturers around the world have sparked a considerable outcry in recent years. Garment workers are frequently subjected to severe labor abuses. These workers often operate in a climate of fear and uncertainty as a result of sexual and verbal abuse, low wages, and a lack of union protection.  The industry must prioritize ensuring a safe working environment and giving garment employees a voice.  

Fashion has come a long way to get to where it is now, along with the fast-paced life. With shows like Gossip Girl, Sex in the City, Emily in Paris, and Scandal, consumers’ need for a celebrity wardrobe is growing. This has resulted in the production of counterfeit fashion garments and accessories. It is estimated that the counterfeit sector generates $250 billion every year, with the government having no idea where the money goes. Furthermore, the fashion business has a significant impact on the economy, making black marketing easier. The terrible aspect is that people are unaware of the dangers of buying counterfeit goods; to them, it is completely innocuous. It is unlawful to produce products, but it is not criminal to purchase them. In both America and Europe, there are laws in place to deal with it. The current intellectual property legal framework is insufficient to safeguard the fashion industry. The reason for this is that the laws do not correspond to the duality of fashion’s fundamental character. Weak rules and a lack of enforcement are the reasons that designs can be easily replicated. The author of this essay discusses the fashion industry’s inadequate protection through intellectual property law, as well as the issues it faces as a result of these limitations.  

HOW DOES INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECT THE FASHION INDUSTRY?  

Fashion designers have a few options for protecting their designs and brands, but they are restricted. Trademark and copyright laws may be used to protect the brand, as well as trade dress and design patents.  

Trademark Laws  

The importance of reputation in the fashion industry cannot be overstated. The brand’s logo must be distinct to be easily recognized. “A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one firm,” according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The uniqueness of a trademark is significant because when it is registered, it is protected beyond the acquisition of rights through the use of the mark. The exclusive owner of the goods or services linked with the registered mark is the proprietor of the registered mark, and this is how a fashion brand in the fashion industry can protect its brand through trademarks.  

Copyright laws  

The Copyright Law also allows a lot of room for clothing protection. However, because fashion is built on ‘inspiration,’ creating an authentic work that is not taken from anywhere would be difficult. Copyright, on the other hand, simply protects the expression of an idea.  

Lady Gaga’s infamous “meat dress” was an expression that deserved to be trademarked. Nobody has come up with the concept or implemented the idea of wearing ‘meat’ to hide body parts. Getting protection based on the color of the job, on the other hand, is immaterial.  

Design Laws  

Unlike trademarks, copyright laws provide access to design protection. To be protected under design, one does not need a well-known name or brand; all that is required is a worthwhile work of art. The process is identical to Copyright, but the design contains 3D prints, patterns, and shapes.  

Trade dress  

The separability test is used by the US to give protection, whereas the EU does so as a whole. Trade dress refers to the product’s overall image and look, which can include color, form, size, texture, and sales method. To be registered under trade dress, a source identity must be developed.  

Patents Law  

Design patents and utility patents are the two types of patent protection available. A design patent for a garment can be applied for if the dress is unique in terms of shape, color, pattern, or overall design. To be eligible for a design patent, the product must be unique and have never been seen before. A utility patent, on the other hand, is more difficult to get because it protects the functional use of things. It is valid for the next 20 years from the date of the grant. Products eligible for a utility patent may also be eligible for a design patent, but it is exceedingly rare that a good eligible for a design patent will also be eligible for a utility patent.  

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES THAT IP PROTECTION CONTINUES TO FACE?  

The fashion industry’s key issue is that they may distinguish themselves from rival businesses by registering their brands as trademarks. The Star Athletica case presented an opportunity to rethink how fashion law is practiced, with a focus on copyright laws for protection.  

Wearing clothes is purely to cover one’s body for the vast majority of the world’s population. However, dressing up and employing various accessories is a passion for certain individuals, and as a result, they demand and buy stylish goods at a low price, giving rise to counterfeit markets and posing a challenge to designers who labor day and night to bring the best out of an outfit. With the rise of fast fashion, the newest collection is sent right from the runway to the retailers. The enforcement becomes difficult in this case. The whole existence of the universe is in jeopardy.  

Position in foreign countries  

The United States and the European Union are two of the few countries that have fashion design legislation. In comparison to European law, American law has largely disregarded the fashion industry, resulting in far more cases involving “fashion piracy” than the European Union. European designers have benefited from legal protection that American designers do not have. IDPPA is in charge of fashion law in the United States. The US government passed fashion design regulations on March 30, 2006, in response to an upsurge in “fashion piracy.” Over time, changes were made. Chapter 13 stipulated that fashion protection would be granted for three years. Following the case of Star Athletica, LLC vs. Varsity brands, designers are hoping to obtain design patent or utility patent protection, even if the process is lengthy, to prevent their product from being misused. This occurred as a result of the court’s decision in the case, which stated that only designs that serve a utilitarian function are eligible for copyright protection. Following this incident, trade-dress became popular as a kind of sucking protection, and the reliance was no longer primarily on copyright.  

Legal protection in EU  

The European Council established the Legal Protection of Design (a European Directive) in 1998. It established guidelines for determining who was eligible for protection. The owner is awarded exclusive rights for a period of twenty-five years. This law protects both registered and unregistered designs. One major distinction between US Fashion Law and EU Fashion Law is that the US uses the separability test to protect, whereas the EU does so as a whole.  

CONCLUSION  Because fashion law is a new branch of law, it is critical to take a fresh approach to it. Fashion law has an unmistakable impact on society and the economy. Because the items are both creative and derivative, the fashion sector is unpredictable. Because it is widely consumed, it has had a significant commercial impact. High consumption and a high price are incompatible. It is here that the term “piracy” is born. It’s also important to approach this niche with a fresh perspective because while the difficulty is the same in each state, the protection is not. The laws aren’t all the same. There is a substantial difference between the United States’ Innovative Design Protection Act (IDPA) and the European Union’s Legal Protection. And because there is no fashion legislation in the country, the contrast between IDPA and the European Union is inconceivable. The designers have sought refuge under copyright regulations, but this is insufficient. This conclusion might be drawn from the case of Star Athletica, LLC vs. Varsity brands, where copyright law was found to be quite reliable.  

It’s been a couple of months since a previous partner of Parade magazine documented a claim charging its proprietor and editorial manager in head of provocation and working environment misuse, and the indicated refusal by the magazine, as of not long ago, to freely perceive the issue has made a prime supporter formally exit. 

Long Nguyen, Display’s long-term style chief who helped begin the magazine in 1998, is leaving after over two decades. He disclosed to WWD that a claim recorded in Los Angeles Prevalent Court last April by Joseph Dalla Betta — who worked in 2018 as a colleague at the L.A.- based magazine — professing to have been grabbed, slapped and verbally hassled in work settings by CEO and representative Luis Barajas and editorial manager in boss Matthew Bedard, was “the issue that crosses over into intolerability.” 

Come to by email for input about Nguyen’s takeoff, the claim and new charges by previous staff, Barajas called the cases “completely false and deceiving” and said they’re being “driven by a disappointed and malignant plan.” Barajas said Nguyen has been “ended” and that any data he imparted to WWD is “absolute erroneous.” In spite of Nguyen being on the magazine’s present masthead on the web and work from him being posted as late as this month, Barajas said that Nguyen “has no official position with Display, nor has he had one for as far back as four years.” Barajas said Nguyen has been an “unpaid supporter” offering ascend to his “displeased position.” 

Barajas said Nguyen has not gotten a month to month compensation since 2015 because of an absence of “consistence” with Display’s tasks. He said issues with Nguyen incorporated his refering to of the magazine’s advertisement rates and distributing plan without endorsement, his offering of article to brands without endorsement, “development of innovative groups” without endorsement, “among various different complaints.” 

“Long has kept on going about as an island with no responsibility to the brand or his associates in an inexorably harming manner,” Barajas included. 

As per Nguyen, he said he’s been Display’s prime supporter and style chief until a week ago, when he left. Inquired as to why he didn’t leave sooner, Nguyen said he’s been attempting to get Barajas and Bedard to move to one side and have the magazine own some sort of open expression on the Betta claim — and the way of life at Display that it charges — with the expectation that the magazine itself could proceed. “I’ve gone after for a considerable length of time to get the blamed to make the best choice,” Nguyen said. “I neglected to do as such.” 

The supposed conduct of Barajas does not come as an astonishment to some in the business, be that as it may. His way of life and ways with representatives have been supposed by numerous individuals throughout the years, particularly in Los Angeles. While it’s far-fetched that Nguyen remained unaware of such bits of gossip, sources state the style chief, situated in New York, had practically no immediate correspondence with Barajas regardless of assembling a magazine six times each year. Nguyen first worked with Barajas on the long-old style magazine Bypass and cooperated once more, alongside Barajas’ better half and Display’s inventive executive Jim Turner, when they chose to dispatch Parade. 

Nguyen said Betta’s claim “brought every one of the murmurs throughout the years into genuine activity, not allusions as in numerous earlier years.” 

Declining to get into points of interest, Nguyen said in a #MeToo world, Barajas’ conduct as nitty gritty in the Betta claim wound up indefensible and has directly affected Parade’s matter of fact. Extravagance design marks that have for a long time showed up in shoots and publicized with Parade — Chanel, Prada, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Holy person Laurent and Hermès among them — have hauled out their business totally, as per Nguyen. Most have quit loaning garments for shoots. 

Nguyen said he looked for the exhortation of numerous in the business on what game-plan would be ideal, and was informed that Barajas and Bedard should move to one side, that there should have been an official explanation from the magazine censuring the supposed direct and that an autonomous examination should have been propelled. Rather, Barajas and Display, as of recently, have been quiet out in the open. 

Ending that open quiet to WWD, Barajas tended to the Betta claim, saying: “In our 20-year history, we at Display magazine have reliably advanced consideration, shared regard, and appreciation for all individuals, including our staff and faculty, and we treated Joey Dalla Betta no in an unexpected way.” 

In spite of the case that Nguyen has had no official position with Display throughout recent years, Barajas fought that “Parade was not ready to talk with Nguyen in regards to the claims, following various solicitations to do as such” from the time the claim was recorded last April “through the present.” 

Others, in any case, have sponsored up the claims in the suit. In a content trade with Nguyen assessed by WWD, another previous Parade aide professed to have “encountered comparable things” and that “everybody in the business thinks about [Barajas’] conduct.” In a different trade, a previous proofreader said the conduct depicted in Betta’s protest “has been occurring for quite a while.” 

Gotten some information about this obvious agreement about his conduct toward young fellows who worked under him at Parade, Barajas stated, “We completely deny these false and slanderous allegations. In spite of the fact that we frantically need to, we can’t remark additionally given this is a charge in the pending claim.” 

Marcus Steptoe, one more previous right hand who began working for Display in New York in June 2001 and left in 2007 as partner design executive, disclosed to WWD that perusing Betta’s protest “resembled a walk around a world of fond memories.” 

He said he met Barajas only a couple of months after he began working for Nguyen in New York. Barajas came to town and required somebody to demonstrate him around and take him to gatherings, so Steptoe filled the job. At that point Barajas needed to go out at night and, Steptoe guaranteed, “completed a huge amount of blow,” which Steptoe said he doesn’t do. Barajas, purportedly, in the long run requested a kiss. 

“He resembled ‘kiss me’ and I awkwardly give an exceptionally snappy peck and afterward he resembles, ‘No, kiss me!’ and snatches me and coercively dismantles my head to him and put his tongue in my mouth — I can’t reveal to you how I needed to barf.” 

As he was calm, Steptoe says he had the option to shield it from going any more distant than that kiss and some grabbing. However, he affirmed that Barajas “is known” for that sort of explicitly forceful conduct, especially with young fellows who work under him. All things considered, Steptoe portrayed Barajas as a man who could be “beguiling,” “amusing” and “an innovative virtuoso” who had a huge part in making Parade the quality and imaginative magazine that picture takers and VIPs needed to be a piece of. 

“Individuals cherish him except if you work with him,” Steptoe said. 

He additionally noticed that not long after his involvement with Barajas, he was advanced, unexpectedly, like what happened to Betta, as indicated by the claim. Steptoe before long turned into the course through which Barajas and Nguyen conveyed after he was advanced. He said the two fellow benefactors once in a while talked, leaving him to accept that Nguyen had no precise learning of Barajas’ supposed conduct toward young fellows who worked for Parade. The designs would experience Turner. 

“Luis is in L.A. also, Long is in New York. What occurred in L.A. occurred in L.A., what occurred in New York occurred in New York,” Steptoe said. “It’s one organization yet incredibly, discrete.” 

With respect to Steptoe’s case, Barajas denied it. “I met Marcus less than multiple times, frequently with regards to an occasion I was facilitating, or style week, and never in an office. The sexual headway episode being referred to never occurred.” 

Be that as it may, following six years of working for Display, the magazine demonstrated to be Steptoe’s last employment in style. After a couple of endeavors to leave that he says consistently accompanied an advancement and a raise, he recollects what at last got him to stop, or his “‘Fallen angel Wears Prada’ minute,” as he put it. He asserts that Nguyen lost a shirt pulled for a shoot. He couldn’t recollect the creator, however said the organization sued Display and Steptoe, on the grounds that he was the individual who called it in, for $4,000. Under the steady gaze of the main court appearance, Display was dropped from the suit. Steptoe said neither Nguyen nor Barajas assumed liability or gave a legal counselor and a little cases judge found for the fashioner, requesting him to pay. 

“Luis disclosed to me he would pay me back in portions, but since I was so p—ed I revealed to him that I knew the intricate details of the organization and required it to be satisfied now,” Steptoe reviewed. “Amusingly enough, Luis paid it right away.” 

Gotten some information about this circumstance, Nguyen affirmed the little cases claim and that he likely was in charge of the loss of the shirt because of sending it via mail to an advertising organization rather than by a dispatch. Be that as it may, he said he didn’t review precisely how the installment to the brand was made at last. “I don’t question what he says,” Nguyen included of Steptoe’s variant of occasions. In any case, Steptoe left Display after the shirt episode and came back to Maryland. He’s is presently a basic consideration nurture in an emergency clinic. 

In the event that Nguyen was unconscious of the subtleties of Barajas’ supposed activities toward young fellows who worked at Display, something he appears to have been increasingly mindful of were issues with the magazine’s course numbers. He revealed to WWD that from its origin, Display enormously swelled its course when pitching to sponsors. While Barajas — who controls the funds and dissemination and was even Display’s distributer and at the same time its supervisor in boss for a period — began asserting that Parade had a course of 80,000, it was entirely 8,000. This pattern of swelling purportedly proceeded through a year ago.

At the point when Associated powers propelled an emotional air and ocean ambush on German-involved France 75 years back Thursday, the very scale and boldness of the task were amazing. In the early-morning long stretches of June 6, swarms of planes dropped more than 10,000 paratroopers behind adversary lines; many warships and thousands additionally landing specialty would before long convey 130,000 troops to the shorelines of Normandy — the greater part of them English or American — on the main day of the ambush.

It was an astounding accomplishment — and one reason why, such huge numbers of years after the fact, Americans in an isolated nation presently think about those years as a reference point of feel-great solidarity and energy: Glenn Mill operator tunes on the radio, war bond publications in each window, Rosie the Riveter at her station “all the day long whether no matter what, she’s a piece of the mechanical production system.”

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That picture, in any case — the war as a snapshot of American residential solidarity — might come as an amazement to any individual who survived those years. Actually, the country that pursued that war was racked by profound political divisions, some with echoes that are as yet resounding today.

In the years paving the way to its entrance into World War II, the US was sharply separated over the New Arrangement and passionately at chances about whether it ought to enter the contention emitting in Europe. Notwithstanding during the war, the nation remained assailed by racial and ethnic enmities that hollowed Protestants against Catholics, Catholics against Jews and white Americans against non-white individuals. Fanatic spite represented a lofty boundary to the outrageous estimates that activation required: mass tax collection, proportioning, pay and value fixing, induction and observation. The business network strongly opposed the move from non military personnel to military generation. Sorted out work uproariously requested a lot of wartime flourishing. Indeed, even as the nation fell in accordance with this huge development of state expert, ostensibly joining behind the war exertion, strife bubbled just underneath the surface, uncovering itself in fierce homefront upheavals and corrosive presentations of political demagoguery.

The war nearly destroyed America. But then, it didn’t. The nation at last mobilized behind its prominent however questionable wartime president to change itself into the “arms stockpile of majority rule government.”

It’s anything but difficult to overlook how far-fetched an accomplishment it was. Only four years before D-Day, as Franklin Roosevelt propelled his crusade for a remarkable third term as president, America’s military lay wrecked. With only 175,000 serving on dynamic obligation, the U.S. Armed force positioned eighteenth on the planet — littler than that of even Switzerland and Bulgaria. At the point when FDR landed at Ogdensburg, New York, in the spring of 1940, a while under the steady gaze of he marked into law a specific administration act that founded another draft of battling matured men, he experienced a woeful scene. Ten thousand troops bored without hardware, broomsticks substituting for rifles and trucks for tanks. The men “lack bodies warriors more likely than not,” stressed a prepared military hand. “They lack brain science of the warrior.” They were “short-winded and with legs that won’t face a hard match.” The next year, when Japan assaulted and to a great extent destroyed the Naval force’s Pacific armada, little survived from America’s ability to arraign the war.

The tale of how Americans surmounted their broke political culture to prepare for D-Day remains a trenchant precedent, in our very own period of dissension and division, of how a nation frantically needing for agreement can rally together in a snapshot of regular reason.

ROME — The author and staff of an all-female month to month Vatican production have ventured down as a group, refering to what they call a recently troublesome workplace and a Vatican endeavor to undermine the ladies’ voices on touchy issues, including sexual maltreatment of nuns.

“The entire newsroom has surrendered,” Lucetta Scaraffia, who propelled Ladies Church World seven years back, said in a telephone meet.

Scaraffia was known as a similarly liberal voice inside the city-state’s antiquated dividers, pushing for a bigger job for ladies in the congregation and, all the more as of late, dedicating publication space to the long-concealed issue of the maltreatment of nuns by church individuals.

In any case, Scaraffia said she saw distress with her production’s work, and she noticed that the Vatican’s paper, L’Osservatore Romano, had been distributing pieces that negated the Ladies Church World article line. She said her distribution’s publication opportunity had likewise been compromised with an “endeavor” to put L’Osservatore Romano’s new top supervisor, Andrea Monda, accountable for Ladies Church World.

In an open letter to Pope Francis, Scaraffia blamed the congregation for inclining toward ladies picked by male administration and “esteemed dependable.”

The renunciations were first revealed by the Related Press.

“We are quit on the grounds that we feel encompassed by an atmosphere of question and dynamic delegitimization,” the letter to the pope said.

The acquiescences come at a touchy time for the Catholic Church, which has been managing a course of maltreatment related cases worldwide and has been attempting to indicate it is presently more sensitive to the issue. Church authorities state they have attempted to all the more intently include ladies in the discussion over how the Vatican can all the more likely react to mishandle. At a summit on administrative maltreatment in February, a few ladies were given significant talking jobs. After one lady’s introduction, Francis conveyed a without any preparation reaction, portraying the “ladylike virtuoso” that he saw reflected in the congregation.

[Pope Francis affirms Catholic pastorate individuals mishandled nuns]

Yet, the Vatican remains a male-commanded world, even as its correspondences arm has experienced a time of staffing changes and work force change.

In an announcement Tuesday, Monda, who was named a year ago as the top supervisor of L’Osservatore Romano, said Scaraffia’s choice had been “free and self-ruling.” He didn’t make reference to different renunciations. He said the month to month ladies’ magazine, which is distributed as an addition with L’Osservatore Romano, was not being “weakened.”

“Not the slightest bit have I chosen anybody, be it male or female, in view of the paradigm of dutifulness,” Monda said. “It is the inverse, dodging any obstruction with the month to month magazine, I have upheld really free exchange, not founded on the component of setting one against the other, or of shut gatherings.”

In seven years, Ladies Church World distributed everything from philosophical papers to anecdotes about cooking. In any case, it was the point of the maltreatment of nuns that as of late caught worldwide consideration. An article in February recorded occasions in which nuns were purportedly manhandled or assaulted by ministers and here and there constrained into having premature births. In a meeting with Core, a Catholic production, Scaraffia said the congregation had “never acknowledged assuming liability” for the maltreatment and had endeavored to keep the issue covered up.

In view of the article, Francis was gotten some information about the issue — denoting the first occasion when that a pontiff has recognized such a type of maltreatment.

In her open letter to Francis, Scaraffia said that her production had gotten many “difficult” letters from ladies depicting their encounters and that it was her obligation to stand up.

“We couldn’t remain quiet any longer; the trust that such a significant number of ladies had put in us would have been gravely injured,” she composed.

You can learn to express your individuality through your fashion choices. There is a ton of fashion information out there that you can use. This advice will help you while you are working on expanding your fashion knowledge.

If you are going directly from work to an evening out on the town, take a few makeup basics with you to change your look. Consider darker lipstick and some smoky eye shadow to transform your look. You may also darken your blush a bit, providing some contour for darker time. These three products will ease the transition.

If you like a shirt or skirt think about getting it in more than one color. Because clothes come in so many varying cuts and styles, you likely find it difficult to find clothes that fit well for your body type, when you do get more than one so that you can feel great more often.

Casual up-dos are an excellent way to pick up the hair from your shoulders. Long hair can get in your way on a busy day. If you’ve no time to primp, use an elastic hairband and casually tie back your hair.

If you have patches of gray in your hair, consider using a semi-permanent dye. The gray will appear to be the same color as the rest of your hair and will last about two months. While you can’t lighten your hair with this tactic, you can choose to darken your locks if you want.

When it comes to hair accessories, there are millions of options available. Bow, headbands, ponytail holders and hair extensions are all beautiful hair accessories. Don’t forget to include hair accessories. If you have a workout outfit, choose a headband that matches it. It is great to give yourself options with your hair; try wearing a matching headband.

If you are unhappy with your shape, wearing a dark top with a dark bottom could help. Dark colors can flatten your body and play down any bulges that you don’t want to draw attention. Seek out apparel with elastic bands so that you will feel good in what you are wearing.

Consider keeping a tailor’s number on hand. While many people can fit into the mass-produced sizes available at most retailers, clothes look and feel better when tailored. A tailor can either make or refine most clothing that you want to wear. If you like a particular piece from your favorite store, yet it could use an adjustment, call your tailor.

Dipped hem dresses are in style right now. These dresses dip down in both the front of the dress and back, though they do not drop too dramatically. Dipped hem dresses are a great way to show off your shoulders and when worn with a pair of heels, is the perfect look!

When purchasing sneakers, shop for ones that are comfortable and fit like a glove. You should also ensure that the arch in the shoe fully supports the arch in your foot. Another consideration to take into account when purchasing sneakers is to know the pronation of your foot; most salespeople can assess your foot and guide you to the proper shoe for your pronation.

Quilted fabrics are a pretty and practical trend coming for fall and winter wear. Anything can have this fabric in it, from skirts to blouses to jackets.

Avoid gaping button-down shirts with a bit of velcro or tape. For a permanent fix, sew small strips of hook-and-loop between the buttons across the bust of the shirt. If you aren’t handy with a needle and thread, you can also use small pieces of double-sided tape. Be sure to remove it before washing the shirt, though.

One great fashion tip is to check not only the outside but the inside of a garment for how well it puts together. Quality stitching and materials that used on the inside of a garment is probably a good sign that it was put together with care and that the designer knew what they were doing.

One great tip for picking out what pumps to wear is to go with ones that match the color of your skin. Not only is this just going to be a guide to what will almost always look good, but it will even help to extend the look of your legs.

Be aware of your body type and shape. Buy clothing that looks good on you and not the rack. Make sure are wearing an appropriate shirt, skirt, and pants style for your form. Tall and thin women should not be wearing the same clothing as stocky, shorter women. Make sure your clothes flatters you.

If you love the look of heels but hate the pain, try stacked heels or platforms. These shoes provide the same illusion of longer legs and a sleek silhouette without the uncomfortable balancing act.
When you look in your closet and can’t find anything to wear, it’s time to take stock and clear out the old to make way for the new. Donate or sell anything that you haven’t worn in a year or more. Also get rid of items that no longer flatter your figure.

Accessorize to draw attention to the things you want attention. It works to take the focus away from trouble areas, like a large bottom or shoulders. It also can be used to draw attention to certain things like your eyes or legs. Use accessories to make the most of your outfit.

You might have considered fashion isn’t something you can work on in the future. On the other hand, this article has hopefully helped you realize that you do have a lot of power to develop a personal fashion style. Remember the information you learned here as you start growing your fashion knowledge.



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Sometimes, it can be hard to make the most of one’s wardrobe. Coming up with new mix-and-match combinations can be a challenge. This article has some great tips to get you started.

To make sure that you can fit into the latest fashion trends you are going to want to make sure that you are as slim as possible. Diet and exercise so you don’t feel embarrassed because you can’t fit into some of the latest trends that this season’s fashion has to offer you.

One piece of clothing that never goes out of style is the simple black dress. A black dress looks good on anyone because it produces a slimming effect, which is something all women want. You can find this dress in any discount store, but if you want one that will last, you need to search elsewhere and be willing to spend more money.

One of the critical things that you need to be more fashionable is to get fit. Being fit will help you feel confident and look great. If you are carrying an extra bit of weight, then you should start a natural diet and begin doing a bit of exercise on a daily basis.

If you carry a few extra pounds, then avoid wearing clothes with horizontal stripes. These stripes will give the illusion of widening and this is not the look you want to achieve. Look for more linear styles, with vertical patterns that draw attention to height rather than width.

There is nothing wrong with using hair accessories, but do not use too many at once because it will make you look tacky. Limit them to no more than two at a time. Furthermore, avoid using hair accessories that are so large that they overpower your hairstyle or make your head look too small.

Make lips look fuller by using a simple lip pencil and blending it around the edges with a sponge applicator. Lip gloss should apply on top. Then accentuate the top lip with some extra shimmer in the middle to create a more pouty look. You can also use eye shadow to highlight your lips. Give a small smudge on both lips, right in the middle.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to be fashionable. Many department stores carry comparable styles to famous designer fashions. Other stores offer high-fashion brands at low prices because they buy over run styles. Another option is getting a sewing machine and recreating your favorite styles.

Try not to be disheartened if someone remarks on your appearance. It’s not a requirement that you look like a Hollywood movie star. The only thing you have to focus on is the way you feel about yourself. Sure, it’s easier said than done, but you can’t waste your time dressing to please other people. It’s a thankless task.

When you are choosing a jacket for a significant upcoming event, you need to make sure that you find the jacket with the right sleeve length. If your coat is too long or too short people will notice. Your shirt cuff should show about half an inch or so. It is a key that you must always keep in mind.

Have jeans professionally hemmed? Creating a hem isn’t difficult with a sewing machine, but a good tailor can remove fabric from above the hem and reattach it. It preserves that crisp look and the original stitching. The result is a well-fitting pair of jeans that appears to have come straight off the rack.

Consider splurging on a one-time fashion consultant. You are probably so busy with work and the kids that figuring out whether turtlenecks are in or out this season is not high on your list of priorities. If you are always busy and still want to look great, you should think about hiring someone to assist you.

Remember that clothes aren’t all you have to worry about when trying to look fashionable. Your hair also matters a lot. So it is imperative that your hairstyles reflect your personality and where you are in your life. For example, a shoulder-length bob is an excellent classic style for a woman who plans on going corporate. If, however, you are an on-the-go mom, opt for a method that you can wash and go.

There are several key factors that you should consider to get the right suit. Some important factors include the price, your budget, the quality, the brand, size, color, and style. If you take your time and consider every one of these factors, then you are sure to find the suit that fits you just right.

Keep a small bottle of superglue in your pocketbook or vehicle. It can be used to repair some different items, should they break unexpectedly. A strap on a purse or sandals can be held together easily. It can save your evening out, allowing you to have a good time instead of worrying about your broken accessory.

Your pants need to the precisely the right size. They should not be too long or too short. Your pants should always end around wear your shoes start. A slight break between your pants and your shoes is okay. However, a significant break or baggy pants is a fashion mix up that will ruin your look.

Accessorize to draw attention to the things you want attention. It works to take the focus away from trouble areas, like a large bottom or shoulders. It also can be used to draw attention to certain things like your eyes or legs. Use accessories to make the most of your outfit.

Getting the most from the clothing you own is not always easy. Getting the right combination is not still as easy as it seems. Fortunately, you have read this article and have the tips that you need to make smart choices the next time you update your wardrobe.



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Fashion is a topic that scares people. They see way as outrageous styles they believe they could never pull off. In reality, it’s easier to achieve such a look than they think. The following advice about fashion will show you how.

If you are going directly from work to an evening out on the town, take a few makeup basics with you to change your look. Consider darker lipstick and some smoky eye shadow to transform your look. You may also darken your blush a bit, providing some contour for darker time. These three products will ease the transition.

When selecting a dress, choose one that has a vertical (rather than horizontal) pattern. It makes you appear longer rather than wider, giving the illusion that you are slimmer than you are. Also, seek out a piece that has an empire waist, as it makes it seem like you have a smaller waistline.

Clumps of makeup are not an attractive look for a female. Recent polls taken by men find that the fewer makeups, the better. It does not mean that you have to avoid makeup altogether; try to use warm tones and put on just one layer of mascara and eyeliner.

The basic black dress is essential for any woman’s wardrobe. You can wear this dress for casual occasions by accessorizing it with a pair of comfortable pumps. You can wear the same dress for a more formal occasion if you put up your hair and accessorize with a pearl necklace and earrings.

If you notice your hair frizzing when it is dry, try applying just a little leave-in conditioner from the top to the bottom of your hair follicles. If your hair is very curly, use a serum instead and start around the middle of your hair rather than at the crown. These tactics will help to smooth things out and help you to look your best.

One way to make sure that you look great is to find a specific cut or brand that fits you well and buy multiples of it. It is essential because you will not always find that perfect outfit, especially if you are shopping at the last minute. Buy more than one of the same color even, just in case it gets damaged somehow.

Dress for your body type. Take the time to understand your shape, and how to use clothes to enhance your natural assets. Women who know how to work with their body, instead of hiding it, are the ones people notice when they walk into a room. Be proud of your shape, and work with it to boost your fashion esteem.

Have yourself professionally fitted for a bra. An ill-fitting brassiere is not only unflattering, but it affects how your clothing fits. Once you know your right size, buy a few bras in different styles and cuts. A plunge or demi-cup bra, a strapless bra, and a convertible bra give you versatile options.

Never be afraid of reinventing yourself. No rule says you must always dress one particular way. If you did, it would be quite dull. Take a look at Madonna. She has changed her look numerous times over the years, which is part of her appeal. If you are thinking of going blonde, do it. If you have had long hair all your life, try out short hair. Life is about making changes, and that applies to fashion.

Adding volume to your hair can hurt it and make it become damaged. Never give your hair two different textures when styling it. You may give the appearance of being indecisive about your style instead of the unique look you were aiming.

Stand out by embracing your unique features. Some may see high cheekbones or birthmarks as flaws but highlighting what makes you the person you are will set you apart. People will remember you for that “flaw” and may even find you more attractive because of it. That cute little mole or dimples may be your selling point.

Keep some essential items, like scarves, camisoles, and cardigans in many colors in your wardrobe. You can use these to layer and make many different styles from the same articles of clothes. It is a great way to provide your self with many different fashion options for less money.

If you are a guy, invest in a good tie clip or pin. The number of occasions where you wear a tie seems to be on the decline over time. That means you might not feel natural when you do have to put one. Tie clips and pins that look great are very affordable and can save you the stress and distraction of your tie flapping around.

When you look in your closet and can’t find anything to wear, it’s time to take stock and clear out the old to make way for the new. Donate or sell anything that you haven’t worn in a year or more. Also get rid of items that no longer flatter your figure.

Lose as much weight as you can so that you open up your options to fit into any wardrobe. A lot of people find themselves discouraged because they just cannot fit into the clothes that they want to purchase to keep up with the latest there is with fashion today.

If you are going to be in the hot weather, wear clothes that are made from natural fabrics so your skin can breathe. Cotton and silks are ideal materials for summer clothes. Avoid synthetic fibers, like polyester, that are not as effective in keeping you cool because they tend to stick to you.

As you can tell from reading the above article, it’s straightforward to stay fashionable around the clock. Fashion doesn’t have to intimidate you any longer. You can take any piece of clothing and create a whole new look that will impress everyone. Now get ready to show off your fresh fashion sense!



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Partaking in fashion can be a pleasant respite during the day to make yourself feel better about yourself. It can be gratifying and even exciting, but many people do not understand how to begin. Keep reading this piece to get some great ideas that will get you back on the path to high fashion.

Looking great does not have to cost a fortune. If you want to build your wardrobe but don’t have the funds to get the look you’re after, check out your local thrift and consignment stores. These stores offer a plethora of fashion options at a fraction of their retail price.

If you are going directly from work to an evening out on the town, take a few makeup basics with you to change your look. Consider darker lipstick and some smoky eye shadow to transform your look. You may also darken your blush a bit, providing some contour for darker time. These three products will ease the transition.

Accessories are your best friend. You can take any old outfit that would be quite boring or plain on its own and dress it up with fabulous accessories. Add the perfect necklace or brooch to a little black dress, and you’ve taken that LBD from average to awesome in two seconds flat.

Even your handbag must fit into your outfit, including your other baggage. For instance, if you have to carry a purse and briefcase together, that should match each other. If you ever carry three or more bags, make sure that they are not more than two different kinds of bags.

If you used to dress down, but you would like to spruce up your style, try buying some sparkly accessories. You will not have to change your entire style. You can make an everyday outfit fit for any occasion by changing the form of accessories.

If you have thick or very curly hair, using a gel product will help you to create the style you desire. Work the product into towel-dried hair and then style it as you want. You can allow it to dry naturally, or use a hair drier. It is especially helpful in humid weather.

When selecting a dress, choose one that has a vertical (rather than horizontal) pattern. It makes you appear longer rather than wider, giving the illusion that you are slimmer than you are. Also, seek out a piece that has an empire waist, as it makes it seem like you have a smaller waistline.

A good fashion tip is to learn how to develop your sense of style. You don’t want to mimic somebody else and copy the style. Think of what’s important to you such as comfort or flair, and then slowly build on that so that your fashion sense is unique to you.

Hats are a great accessory to match any outfit. For men, there are the typical fisherman hats and baseball caps, but for women, the possibilities run much more profound. For instance, you can wear a cute sun hat, floppy hat or beach hat with any casual dress you own.

Keep your clothing after it goes out of style. Clothes come in and out of style very quickly. You can also have them to share with your children for their retro day at school or Halloween. There are many uses that you will find from the clothes that you keep over the years.

During the summer, you should avoid wearing excess makeup. In the summer, it can get boiling. Therefore, it is not right to wear heavy mascaras. A lighter makeup style for the summer will ideally complement your fun summer style, keeping your skin healthy, and you will looking perfectly fashionable.

Throw away that sweater with the hole in it or those jeans that are barely staying together at the crotch. They may feel like old friends, but if spotted in them, you’re going to view as the neighborhood bag lady. It’s easy to forget that your shirt is stained if you suddenly have to leave the house. Buy and wear clothing that you won’t mind being seen.

Wear age appropriate clothing. It’s something some women don’t want to let go of, but there comes a time when a super-short skirt is no longer flattering. Pay attention to how your clothes set you off through all stages of your life, and it will serve you well. The good news is that some clothes look great on older women that younger women can’t pull off, so there is always something fashionable to look forward.

Keep a few pairs of classic shoes in traditional colors on hand. Having fun with the varying styles that boots come in is recommended, but is always nice to have a pair of shoes that can go with almost any dress or pantsuit. Do not avoid changing trends, yet keep classic accessories in your wardrobe as well.

Buy the right size clothing. Too many women wear shirts, skirts, and even bras that are too tight. It is very unflattering. Buying clothing that fits right will have you looking your best. It will also allow you to breathe and be comfortable in what you’re wearing. Part of being fashionable is being at ease with your choices.

A great fashion tip when it comes to blue jeans is to go for the smaller-sized pair if you are in doubt. As long as they are still comfortable, this is a good pick because jeans tend to stretch, and you do not want to have folds or a baggy appearance in unintended areas.

You don’t need to be confused about fashion. There are times when you may feel overwhelmed by the details, and it can feel confusing when you compare yourself to others. Although not everyone is the same, so you must develop your sense of style. Refer back to the advice given here, as often as needed, to help with your understanding of the fashion world.



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Is your wardrobe looking a little old? If it is, you probably aren’t alone. Many people have outdated closets, either because they can’t afford new clothing, or because they aren’t good at making fashion choices. No matter the reason, you can update your wardrobe thanks to the following fashion tips.

If you like a shirt or skirt think about getting it in more than one color. Because clothes come in so many varying cuts and styles, you likely find it difficult to find clothes that fit well for your body type, when you do get more than one so that you can feel great more often.

A great purse is crucial to your outfit. It should always complement any of the other bags that you carry as well. For instance, if you have to take a purse and briefcase together, they should match each other. Don’t get carried away with your bags, though. Carry two at the absolute most.

Wear light colors when you go out on a sunny summer day. Light colors reflect the sunlight and will keep you more relaxed. Dark colors tend to retain heat and can make you hot. Clothing in white is the most ideal for a warm day in the summer because it reflects light the best.

Use a leave-in conditioner if you have trouble with frizz. You want to apply this product following a shower before the hair dries. Don’t be afraid to put a tremendous amount all over your head, and make sure to target both the roots and the very tips of the hair.

One of the critical things that you need to be more fashionable is to get fit. Being fit will help you feel confident and look great. If you are carrying an extra bit of weight, then you should start a natural diet and begin doing a bit of exercise on a daily basis.

Save money by shopping online. If you are a fashionista on a budget, check online before you splurge on your wardrobe. There are websites dedicated to deals and coupons that can save you serious cash on clothes by your favorite designers. Shopping online also gives you an easy way to compare prices and ensure you are getting the most bang for your fashion buck.

Before you toss out those beauty product containers, make sure that you have emptied them thoroughly. Push your tubes to the last drop, which can help to save money over time. You can turn bottles on their sides or upside down to get the last bits of product out. Don’t forget to take off the top as well. Getting these additional applications will extend your products, saving you cash.

Drinking filtered and pure water will help you avoid cracked nails and dry cuticles. Hydration pays a significant role in preventing dry cuticles and broken nails. It is even more crucial for the wintertime when it’s dry and cold outside. Also, make sure that you moisturize your nails daily to maintain health. Shea butter is a great item to put on your hands as it can lock in the moisture.

Keep a few pairs of classic shoes in traditional colors on hand. Having fun with the varying styles that boots come in is recommended, but is always nice to have a pair of shoes that can go with almost any dress or pantsuit. Do not avoid changing trends, yet keep classic accessories in your wardrobe as well.

Think about getting a fashion consultant to help you shop now and then. If you have a career and a family, you do not likely have time to worry about fashion trends. You can consider hiring a professional to help you with clothes shopping.

Probably the most important tip is always to be comfortable in whatever you are wearing. You may be wearing the most glamorous dress at a party, but if you aren’t comfortable in this dress, people are going to notice. It is why you should pick out an item that feels good on you. Do not forget to smile and let your personality shine through!

If you have problems with tiny flakes of dandruff, you may be experiencing dry scalp. If this is the case, you could change shampoos and use a shampoo and conditioner that are more hydrating. Larger flakes of dandruff indicate Seborrheic Dermatitis caused by scalp irritation. In this case, use a medicated dandruff shampoo containing selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, Pyrithione Zinc or an antifungal agent.

An hourglass figure looks sexy on all women. Even though society makes us believe that skinny women are the hottest, this is far from the truth. Men love women with an hourglass figure. Always wear clothing that complements your curves. If you do not have curves, fake it by wearing a high-waisted skirt or a stylish belt.

Staying warm and fashionable in the wintertime is difficult, but possible. You need to find a delicate balance between the two. For instance, you could wear long, sleekly-fitted coats with a pair of high-heeled boots. If you decide to go with the look, be sure the fabric touches your calf.

Treat fashioned advice as guidelines, not hard-and-fast rules. If you have a beloved piece in your wardrobe that isn’t technically in style, wear it anyway! Make it your own, and incorporate a trendy touch into your outfit to make your ensemble look intentional. Wear your favorite items with confidence, and remember, new trends always start somewhere.

Wear accessories that match your outfit. Use the right type of necklace with the correct kind of shirt or dress. Purses and scarves can round out an everyday outfit. Belts and hats can add some flair to a suit. The right earrings can accentuate an unusually long or short hairstyle.

An old wardrobe isn’t exactly something to be proud of, but you don’t have to be ashamed either. You can quickly change the state of your closet and update it with new clothing when you put the fashion tips from this article to use. They’ll have you looking like royalty.



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