Month: May 2016

How to Dress to Impress at Work

Whether you work in an office, in a bar or doing something more manual, what you wear to work can still have a big impact on how you are perceived by others around you. The fact of the matter is that while some people like to say that appearance is irrelevant, it clearly can have a large impact on how you are treated at work and how easily you can get on in your career. Here are five things you should think about if you want to dress to impress at work:

Dress for the Job You Want

There is nothing wrong with aspirations and certainly nothing wrong with letting other people know that you have them. Often, you can dress in a way that reflects your hopes for the future progression of your career and being a cut above in terms of fashion sense and work appropriate style never hurt when it came to making an upwards career move.

Dress for Your Day

There is no point trying to be the height of fashion if the clothes you are wearing are not suited to the day you are going to have. If you are active and dashing around all over the place then you will want to dress differently to someone who will be spending most of the day behind a desk. Someone meeting high-profile clients or having important business meetings will obviously want to dress rather more formally than someone who does not interact with others in a business setting much during their day.

Wear Clothes that Fit

You will, I assume, think that you already do wear clothes that fit. But you would be surprised by the number of people who regularly wear ill-fitting clothes that do them a real disservice when it comes to looking smart at work. Do you really know that you are wearing the right size? Whether they are too big or too tight, clothes that do not fit will not look right, which could leave some people slightly ill at ease.

Look Put Together

Looking ‘put together is about more than just washing, ironing and taking good care of your clothes, it is also about knowing how to put together an ensemble. You should always, always consider any item of clothing not on its own but in relation to the other items in your wardrobe. Try to create looks that are unique to you, not too bold but not too safe either. This is a delicate balancing act but one that can be accomplished by anyone who knows how to look in a mirror and truly see what they are looking at. You will know when something suits you and when it does not. Just trial outfits in front of the mirror until you come up with a look you love.

Consider Colour Coding

The colours you wear can have an impact on how you are viewed at work. You should consider not only which colours suit you but also how the colours you wear affect the mood of those around you and the judgements about you they may subconsciously be making.

MissBella is an online clothing retailer for women in the UK. New pieces become available everyday on their easy-to-navigate website featuring all the latest styles for formal and casual occasions. Products are offered at a very competitive rate and are shipped to the buyer’s doorstep in practically no time at all so they can begin enjoying them and have fun showing them off right away. For those who want to have a celebrity look for a fraction of the cost, Miss Bella is the place to shop. Having opened their online store in 2015 they plan to serve the UK for many years, and have already built a great base of dedicated customers.

Fashionable Workwear for Women

Every woman wants to look modern and stylish at work. Gone are the days of the boring skirt and shirt combination that were so popular. Women want form fitting workwear that suit their bodies and give them a professional appearance. There are many brands that offer designer workwear for the modern woman.

Jeans. Sissy Boy jeans are designed to be form-fitting and comfortable on your body. As we all know, jeans are hard wearing and can endure most conditions. That makes them the ideal piece of clothing for years’ worth of wear. They are designer jeans so they look fantastic with a formal shirt. Pair this with a few gold bangles, a watch and a long necklace. To complete the look, opt for a closed toe high heel shoe in black or a black pair of pumps.

Handbags. As part of your workwear, you’ll need a functional handbag. The handbag should be able to hold your make up, wallet, and other small items, as well as your documents or folder. That means that it needs to be quite large and spacious, but it shouldn’t look lumpy. It needs to be sturdy and have a formal element to it. The Puma Ladies Ferrari Handbags look elegant and are spacious. You can get them in white so that they complement every outfit.

Footwear. If you work in an informal setting then a sneaker may be an option for you, but for the rest of us, we need to look professional at work. Ladies spend over 8 hours of their day at work, so how are they supposed to cope with those 6 inch high heels all day? It is best to look around for a comfortable pair of heels. There are stylish options out there for you. The Sissy Boy LDS Koko Wedge is a high heel that is crossed with a sneaker. It has a trendy strap around the back with a gold buckle which gives it a formal look. Flat shoes are also an option for the modern professional woman. The Puma Ladies Donne Balerine pump is available in black and is a beautiful formal shoe that contains the comfort we associate with Puma’s shoes. You can wear these with a pair of jeans or a skirt.

 

How to Maintain and Look After a Suit

When you purchase a new garment of clothing, especially a suit, it’s important to know how to look after it, from cleaning to maintaining different fabrics and materials. You want to know the best way to store and maintain great suits to keep them in pristine condition for a long period of time.

Here’s our guide to making sure your suits, new and old, last longer when cleaning and storing them, whether they are your own or your employer’s.

Maintaining your wardrobe

It’s important to realise how cleaning your wardrobe regularly can increase the longevity of a suit. Protecting and cleaning your wardrobe from top to bottom will prevent insects, especially moths, from wiggling their way into the garments, woollen clothing in particular. Having a professional opinion from a wardrobe specialist would be a good start, or you can keep your suits in zip-up suit protectors until then.

Brushing your suit jackets and trousers

Cleaning your suit jackets and trousers with a stiff bristled brush after each use is important, this will remove the dirt that has accumulated on the outer layer of fabric, before it has a chance to settle. If this is not done, especially before placing into the wardrobe, it will attract insects to feed on the fabric. Another benefit to brushing your suits after use is that it will decrease the number of visits to the cleaners.

Steaming

Many household staff will have access to a steaming machine or iron, this is an excellent way to prepare and quickly remove lines and creases from delicate fabrics. There is a minimal chance of damaging the fabric as it won’t come into contact with the hot plate of a normal iron. However, steaming isn’t as effective on cotton and you should take great care when steaming a wool suit to prevent a shine from appearing on the material or crushing the surface texture.

Wool protection

If not cared for properly, wool can be a very expensive material to repair. With its long-established wear in society, it would be a shame to not look after suits made from the luxury material with care. Before you store your wool suits, you should have it professionally cleaned as this will get rid of any microscopic insect eggs that may have been laid on your jacket. Moth balls are a reoccurring nightmare if not prevented properly, natural alternatives such as lavender, rosemary and other aromatic repellents would work well.

 

Benefits of Micro Ring Hair Extensions

Micro ring hair extensions are a poplar choice for women who want to add length and volume to their hair on a semi-permanent basis. If you are looking for a short term solution, then you will want to consider clip in hair extensions, which you can wear now and again rather than day after day. Semi-permanent solutions become part of your natural hair and you can wear them for days and months, treating them the same as your natural hair and then changing them or removing them as your hair grows.

The micro ring hair extensions come with their own unique range of benefits, which is what makes them such a top choice for women throughout the world. These extensions offer the convenience of you doing them yourself at home, if you have the patience, or you can choose to have a professional salon put them in for you, this is down to personal preference and how much time you have on your hands. Doing them to yourself is going to take considerably longer than visiting a professional salon to put them in for you.

Another benefit is that these micro ring hair extensions work on all hair types. Whether you have thick hair, frizzy hair or very fine hair, you will find that they work with ease and can easily be blended into any hair type and length with complete ease. Often you find that certain products don’t work if you have very fine hair, the only thing you will need is some length to cover the rings, to make the style look as natural as possible.

Another benefit to these particular extensions is the natural finish that they provide. The hair is put into place just inches from the scalp, your natural hair then hangs over the rings, so they are out of view. As long as you choose the colour and length correctly, it will blend in with your existing hair and look completely natural. It is also worthwhile to spend the extra money to purchase one hundred percent natural hair, which can also be styled with your natural hair, this will make the entire finish look even more real and more natural.

The good news when it comes to micro ring hair extensions is how safe they are. They don’t cause extensive damage to your natural hair and they are not dangerous. There is no hot gels or waxes to apply, the hair is simply pulled through the ring and the ring is tightened, holding the extension in place. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

You can wear these extensions for a longer term. Most women will wear them for a good few weeks before they need to be removed. Remember the reason they are removed is that your hair grows and as your hair grows, your micro ring moves down the hair line. This makes it harder to brush the hair and also can make it harder to hide the rings to give that perfect finish.

The micro ring hair extensive are movable, so as your natural hair grows, you can open up the ring and re position the ring. This is also beneficial when you place it wrong when putting the extensions in in the first place. Another and the final benefit to these extensions is that they are reusable.

After a week or two, you may decide to remove the extensions for your own personal reasons and then you can replace them as and when you wish. Some people use them for shorter term and others for longer, it is down to you and you can use them with complete confidence at all times.