Winter Dresses – Keep Warm and Stylish

So, here comes the new season, autumn/winter, with new collections in all your favorite stores.

After a seemingly endless summer of sunshine, you are probably really looking forward to wearing your winter wardrobe again. In fact, you can’t wait to put on layers and thick fabrics, and you are probably getting frustrated with your wardrobe and are keen for an update.

As you must be aware, dresses were a really big staple of every woman’s wardrobe this summer, and the catwalks for this season show no different. Dresses have been taken from special occasion wardrobes to everyday wardrobes, and so if you feel a little clueless, do not be afraid, help is at hand. Here are some tips on how to update your look and wardrobe for this coming season.

1. Country style.

There are some things that just keep appearing on the catwalks every winter season, one of which is this idea of country. Tweed, leather, suede and fur were the fabrics of choice for designers such as Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana. To update your wardrobe with this style find a gorgeous fitted tweed jacket, something that suits every body shape and size.

2. Accessorize with a beanie, tights and high heels.

Simply put, the beanie is coming back, bigger and better than ever before. If you haven’t got one in a cupboard somewhere, go out and buy one. Thick, wool and cream are the kinds of beanie to buy, seen at Burberry, Pucci and Pollini shows. Another great accessory is a pair of tights, the most popular of styles is a brown ribbed footless pair, but thick black tights are just as great. To really show off your legs in these tights, opt for a pair of gorgeous high heels in bold red or luxurious khaki.

3. Waist cinching belts are still here to stay.

The shape of the season is certainly knee length, which is great because this suits every figure. The shape is also very loosely fitted, sweeping over your curves. The best part of this season is that you don’t have to throw out last seasons belts. Waist cinching belts in all sizes and patterns are a must for your wardrobe, it can change the whole look of an outfit.

4. Masculine styles for women.

Tailoring is a really big thing for this season. This follows on from the rocker look of black skinny jeans and cropped jackets. Paul Smith launched his new capsule collection, Men Only, this season to satisfy an increasing demand for male clothing cut for the female shape. If you want to go down this route just slightly, choose a large overcoat to pop over your dress. If you want to go down this route more, choose a wide fitting leg when buying trousers this season, and be surprised at how long they make your legs look.

5. Forest colour palette.

Though many have decidedly said that black and grey are this seasons colours, they must have missed out the huge proportion of shows that were sporting browns, greens and reds. These are also much more flattering colours on most people, and lets face it, they are just nicer colours overall.

6. Pull on a jumper.

When wearing a knee length dress, try pulling over a jumper on the top and then putting a thin waist cinching belt on as well. This will look beautifully stylish and is a very simple way to wear last season’s dresses now. There were really only two neck lines that really wowed the crowds at this seasons shows, plunge and crew. Another great thing, because a crew neck will look phenomenal on those with small chests, as plunge necks will look amazing on larger chests.

Children’s Fashion Clothes and Bags

As someone who cares about fashion and style, you will want your child to look just as stylish as you. Children may be messy, but they do appreciate beautiful clothes. Children also like to feel special, and wearing well-crafted designer clothes will certainly let them feel special.

Below is a selection of designer clothes for children. The designers featured are also well-known makers of beautiful bags and other accessories, so you and your child can shop together.

Gucci has a wonderful line of children’s clothes, shoes, bags and other accessories for both girls and boys. All situations are covered, from pretty party dresses to casual shorts, t-shirts, jeans and other accessories to let the youngster share the pride in top quality boy’s and girl’s needs.

A wonderful choice for a girl would be the beautiful orange tote with interlocking G detail. This bag is leather and small enough for a child to carry. It is also very pretty and will go with almost anything, from a formal dress to a casual t-shirt with shorts. The rust colored leather belt with bamboo buckle would go particularly well with that bag.

Gucci did not limit themselves to girls; their boy’s line is equally beautiful. If you want your boy to match your own impeccable taste, you could choose the handsome GG Supreme Canvas school bag. This bag is a perfect example of a bag design as it combines functionality with superb style. The bag is beige and blue canvas with leather trim. Adjustable straps make it very easy to carry, a very important feature for a school bag. The bag would go really well with a pair of leather high top sneakers in navy, red and white leather. These sneakers are extremely comfortable and stylish.

Another fashion house that does both the adult and children’s fashion equally well is Burberry. Their lines are stylish and excellently suited to children’s needs. The Heart Shaped Exploded Check bag is the perfect example of their design. The bag is fairly small but big enough for most girls’ needs. It made of durable polyamide with leather trim. It is practical because of its size, material and the zip closure as well as being pretty and whimsical. In other words, it is a perfect combination for a young girl.

A boy would love the Leather Detail Nylon Backpack in parade red, as it combines the stunning designer looks with practicality of an excellent and versatile bag.

Wild Serpentine Trend Is Striking The 2011 Spring/Summer Fashion

Wild and sexy lines such as leopard, zebra lines are popular season after season. In the 2011 spring/summer series, the ferocious serpentine adds another wild element to the beast lines. Burberry and Lanvin have launched their serpentine single products. Can the cold-blooded and stylish serpentine pattern impress you?

In this season, the classic Burberry wind coats have already had the fresh new interpretation with the changing of the trend. In fact, most people no longer indulge in the detail changes of wind coats; they have begun to focus on the short jackets, motorcycle leather pants, corset belts and the sleeves which are entirely nailed with rivets.

You may start to question if Burberry is about to create the British Balmain fashion styles. But do not forget the important element of Burberry in this season. That is definitely the serpentine trend which has the strongest visual impact brought by Christopher Bailey. From the brown python pattern to the yellow, green ones, from the wind breaker jacket to the handbags and belts, you can find serpentine patterns are everywhere. This British brand is quietly flaunting with the wild style.

In addition, Lanvin, the brand which always takes the elegant and graceful styles, is also creating the serpentine fashion. In its Net-A-Porter series, serpentine lines are installed in the jackets, skirts, backpacks bikinis and any other wearing articles. Although their textures and colors are not as bold as Burberry serpentine items, the wild styles are becoming softened in its aesthetic designs. Having the different view points, they all make the wild serpentine trend hot up in the 2011 spring/summer fashion stage.

Top Men’s Fashion Designers

If you are a man who truly cares about the way that he looks, the name on your label is probably of the most importance. What names should you look for to fit in with the ‘who’s who in fashion’? Take a look at some of the top men’s fashion designers.

Tom Ford

Ford is one of the newest men’s fashion designers to gain his own label, although his claim to fashion started long ago. He is responsible for reinventing Gucci in the 1990s with his resounding sense of fashion and eye for detail. He began designing his own clothing after leaving Gucci in 2004. Ford’s men’s collection includes stylish belts, hats, leather accessories, shoes, jewelry, suits and more. His styles are colorful, eye catching and definitely on the cutting edge. Rapper Jay-Z, brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and Howard Stern are among the stars who wear Tom Ford.

Armani

Armani is a name most have heard of, and that is because Armani fashions are of the most extravagance. Armani offers a line of stylish, sophisticated suits, shirts, jackets, sunglasses, ties, belts, jeans, shoes and more. David Beckham, Clive Owen and Dennis Harper are among the celebrity names that you will find rocking Armani labels. Giorgio Armani has been designing men’s fashions clothing since 1975.

Hugo Boss

Although not as extravagant as Armani or Tom Ford, Hugo Boss is still a name in fashion that men prefer. It is riced less than the other mentioned brands, and there are just as many qualify styles to be found including jeans, jackets, suits, pants, ties, wallets and more. Among the celebrities wearing Hugo Boss are Tom Cruise and James Earl Jones. Hugo Boss has a versatile mix of pieces to suit men of all ages and of all character. The brand has been bringing terrific fashions to men since 1924.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is a name that everyone trusts for high quality, affordably priced fashions. In the men’s collection guys can find shirts, socks, ties, handkerchiefs, jeans, pants, suits, dress shirts and more. Whatever it is you desire to look fashionable, Ralph Lauren probably has it available. Ralph Lauren clothing represents the true essence of a man, ensuring that each and every stich is perfectly in place, that his handsomeness shines vividly. Ralph Lauren has been designing since 1967.

Burberry

Burberry clothing is sold all over the world, but created in Europe. Their fashions have a high sense of British in their design. It is certainly a brand of intrigue, and wearing a piece from Burberry is something that helps create a unique, one of a kind look. The first Burberry store was opened in 1891, and the rest is history. Many celebrities wear Burberry, including our president of the United States Barack Obama, Zac Efron and Clay Aiken.

These are among the biggest names in men’s fashion out there today, but these are just a handful of the many designer’s creating fresh, appealing looks that can cater to the needs of any man. If you want to look your best every time you step outside, keep the designer’s above in your mind, and look for their fashions. You will love the way they look on you!