wholesale scarfs

A couple of words about scarfs

A simple scarf is quite a popular piece of clothing these days. For many, it’s just a practical consideration, just a thick piece of material tied around your neck to keep you warm in winter, often accompanied by a warm hat and heavy coat. In the desert, warm climes, a scarf is often worn over the eyes, nose and mouth to protect them from the dust, or hair to keep them clean. For religious and cultural reasons many women wear them even today in cold regions, and many boutiques offer wholesale scarfs for them as well. However, many women also enjoy lightweight scarves during the summer, as a very versatile accessory or piece of jewelry.

wholesale scarfsCold weather scarves are most often made of wool or synthetic fibers like acrylic or polar fleece. Cashmere wool is also used – cashmere comes from mountain regions of Asia, and a certain kind of cashmere is also called pashmina. Cotton scarves aren’t as warm but they’re cheap and readily available. Lightweight cotton scarves like bandannas or kerchiefs are also used, but the height of fashion is a silk scarf. They’re often adorned with a beautiful print. A scarf from a high-fashion design house like Burberry, Missoni, Alexander McQueen, Cole Haan, Chanel, Etro, Lanvin, Hermès, Nicole Miller, Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci, Dior, Fendi, Louis Vuitton and Prada might be a fantastic gift.

A scarf is one of the simplest yet the most fashionable among women neck accessories. It can really help you create a unique, different look. You can tie a classy white scarf around your neck for the classy tie-like professional look, or use a colorful paisley scarf for an evening party. A long shiny silk scarf draped around your shoulders will surely complement any elegant dress! You can drape it around your waist to serve as a belt, or even wear it as a top during summer! No wonder why wholesale scarfs are so popular among the youth.

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How to recognize real fur hats

I think that the Stone Age was not exactly as shown on the Flintstones, but one thing is for sure – humans wore animal furs since ever. Many people are ethically opposed to fur coats and hats, but they in many ways are eco-friendly, so make of that what you will. If you have a store, decide what kind of wholesale winter hats are you going to buy.

wholesale winter hatsIn all fairness, fur hats are excellent in many ways. Remember, we lose a lot of heat through our head, so we need to protect ourselves. While I personally think that a real fur hat and a faux fur hat would work as well, there are many cheaters who sell wholesale hats as real fur.

Remember to look for brand names. Some designers and brands pride themselves on using real fur, others will never use it. And there are many designers that use both for their wholesale winter hats. Before you buy a hat, check whether the designer actually offers hats like that!

Also, always double-check on your label – look what animal it used to be, or whether it’s a fake fur. This is not fool-proof, however, since many fur hats are made abroad. How would you tell if your Russian fur hat is made of genuine stoat if you don’t know Russian for ‘stoat’?

Often to check whether the hat is made of genuine fur it’s enough to feel it. Real fur is softer and more delicate, while fake fur is sticky, especially in humid climates. Think of this like a difference between petting a cat and playing a stuffed animal.

Look at the backing – many fur pelts are sewn together from other animals. If the back has seams, it’s probably real. The inside of the real fur is leather, the inside of fake fur is smooth plastic faux leather.

And if in doubt, burn it. Real fur is less flammable and will smell like burning hair, faux fur will smell like melting plastic since it is what it is.

Should you wear sweatpants for ball games?

Sweatpants are a big fashion no-no, but still, you can rock them at home, for yard work or work out. Originally, they were athletic pants in a loose-fitting style with an elastic waistband. Most of them are made of fleece-like cotton, but the manufacturers offer sweatpants wholesale made of polyester, other synthetic fabrics, or cotton and synthetic blend. It depends on the use of the sweats – ones for the cardio workout are more sweat-absorbent while others might be water-resistant.

sweatpants wholesaleIt’s not easy to pick the right pair of sweats. Their use depends on how and where they are going to be worn.  Sadly, they are more and more visible in public places. I’d allow wearing a simple pair of sweatpants when you’re running an errand, walking a dog or stepping into a cafe after jogging or riding a bike – but I wouldn’t wear them if I was going shopping! Some people claim that “dressier” brand name sweatpants wholesale are more acceptable. Where I live, however, only chavs and hooligans wear sweatpants all the time. Wholesale sweatpants are popular among sportswear retailers, not in boutiques. Some soft pants can be made of synthetic fabrics or velour, but I don’t consider them sweatpants, to be honest.

In my opinion, sweatpants are supposed to be sportswear only. They’re lightweight, stretchy and if exercising outside, they keep you warm. Some can absorb moisture, others protect you from rain. Of course, many people wear them for lounging or yard work. I wore them on last summer’s camping trip.

So if sweatpants are sportswear, but unfit to public outings… could you wear them to a sports game? I don’t think so. While the sweats are great for exercising, very few sports are actually played in ones. A tracksuit is worn for exercising, but if you want to display your team logo, it’s probably best to wear a customized T-shirt instead.

How to be a fashion mom!

Hey new moms. It occurs to me that for a fashion mom I don’t write about the mom experience. Let’s be frank for a while, most of my helpful tips here won’t apply for your experience. Just take accessories. If you wear a bracelet soon it might become a choking hazard. A beautiful silk top will inevitably get puked upon… if I can afford it in the first place. I gain and lose weight so quick that I might buy wholesale jeans in all sizes.After all, what’s more important: fashion or baby food?

wholesale jeansSo being a natural fashionista I tried to find my own style as a mom. I’ve written about shopping smart, buying things at outlets, thrift stores or even chipping in and getting clothes wholesale. You can save money if you shop online – and you don’t have to distract yourself from the baby. I still need some unique clothes to stop looking like a… well, a mom in faded jeans and a generic T-shirt.

You need a pair of dark jeans for semi-casual wear, a pair of blue ones for outings, one colorful pair for date night or to feel fun. If they’re too long, find someone who could make your jeans fit you right. And cardigans go well with wholesale jeans. They’re warm, can dress your outfit up and down, and create this “mom” feel you want to cherish.

My advice for you? Get a “fancy thing” – a silk top, a nice scarf, a great hat you will wear for special occasions. Let it become your signature item and define your style.

You should remember your body type. Some of your body dimensions might have changed after pregnancy – so don’t squeeze yourself into skinny jeans, because you’ll look even larger.

When I buy a new piece I think of three ways to wear it. If I can’t remember at least three outfits I can assemble with it, I don’t pick the hat up.

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Buying your first winter coat…

The dreaded cold winter months are around the corner and many retailers prepare for the winter by buying wholesale coats. Because who doesn’t want a stylish and warm coat which will protect you from the freezing winds?

wholesale coatsThere are many different styles of coats and many fit your personal style. If you’re going to school or work but don’t have time to tie a scarf? A high collar wool coat might fit you. And if you want to look classy or sexy for a date, a nice trench coat is your best option. A retro pea coat might work for a night out.

Your first coat should be neutral. Black, brown or cream will blend with all of your other clothes. You could try a print, for instance, a red plaid coat, but it is very distinctive. To balance it out, you need to wear simple clothes to avoid overwhelming others. Instead, pick simple colors and add fancy accessories to spice them up. When you own a neutral coat, you can pick more colorful ones like red, deep purple and dark blues for your second. Deep greens are also chic. Remember that patterns shouldn’t be too detailed – black and white hound’s tooth, for instance, might work.

And consider the fabric the coat is made of. Most wholesale coats are produced of wool blends and tweed. They’re fairly durable. While synthetic fabrics aren’t very fetching, they are nevertheless warm and durable. More exotic materials include silk and cashmere mix or even camel hair. Wool is probably the best – it keeps you warm, but is not as rain-resistant.

The coat should also work well for your body shape. Apple bodies should avoid heavy details on the top, while pears should wear some attractive collars to distract from their large hips. Rectangles should add details to their slender flame, and hourglass bodies can underline their waist with a belt.

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Should moms stay feminine?

If you want to be more feminine, you should start a small makeover in your wardrobe. Look through your closet and get rid of anything “tomboy”. Lose the cargo pants, baggy sweatpants, and non-fitted shirts. Instead, keep the fun, flirty or girly clothes, like wholesale women’s blouses 34 sleeve. If you discover that you don’t have enough clothes, well, it’s time for a shopping spree. Look for bright, sweet pastels, lace, and ruffles. Elegant babydoll clothes that show your waist is a must have.

wholesale women's blouses 34 sleeveIf you want to be feminine, you should avoid wearing pants – but if it’s cold outside, feel free to wear a pair of leggings under your shorts. Hosiery, in general, is very feminine. If you’re not a big fan of pastels, black is always fashionable – but don’t overdo it, you want to look girly, not dark! You should stay pretty and modest – you don’t have to show your body to stay feminine. And for tops, you can choose wholesale women’s blouses 34 sleeve.

A very feminine addition to your wardrobe can be a nice signature jewelry piece. Choose it if you want to have a silver charm bracelet, an engraved necklace… It should be classy, yet visible. Simply avoid cheap trashy jewelry made of plastic and she’ll be right. In fact, you should wear it as often as possible.

Other possible accessories include a pretty silk scarf, a headband, or even ribbons in your hair. And pearls are not only very feminine but quite mature and conservative – you can’t go wrong with pearls.

Femininity is not only a matter of clothing – pick a new, womanly smell. If you normally use sports deodorants take notice of soft, gentle perfumes to add a spritz of very womanly smell. You don’t want to overpower others with your smell. Go with elegant, clean makeup, don’t overdo mascara and blush. In fact, go with chapstick or lip balm rather than lipstick.

Remember, feminine does not have to mean “weak”! You can be strong and resilient while being feminine and girly!

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Do you want to look European?

European ladies have a reputation for style – and it’s not entirely undeserved. Most of the European ladies tend to dress in fashionable clothes, and they tend to dress up in fancy wholesale tights even when walking a dog or going to buy groceries. European fashion, however, is simple: the cuts of almost all pieces of clothing have a sleek, geometric appearance and they fit you perfectly. Few women in Europe choose clothes that drape over the body or are too tight – they want to show their silhouettes. Instead of carrying on with baggy apparel, it’s simpler to have it tailored.

wholesale tightsI have the feeling that bold, vivid patterns are not liked in Europe. Instead, classy European ladies go for subtle, detailed texture – as seen in lace panties, wholesale tights or delicately knit sweaters. Things like ethnic costumes or summer dresses are also visible. European women also tend to prefer more toned color palette than Americans – usually, they focus on neutral tones with an element or two in bright bold color, to contrast with the outfit.

European ladies also plan their outfits a lot more carefully – in America, a teenager can pull out a clean pair of jeans and a shirt, but in Europe, she’ll look at the print, will try to coordinate the colors and patterns. If you want one piece of advice, learn how to coordinate your outfit!

Another rule is to scale up – dress up a little more formal than normally. If you think it’s okay to go in sweats and a hoodie, go in jeans and a blouse instead. And if you normally work in jeans and collared shirt, go with the nice pantsuit and a blazer. It’ll do wonders!

Women in Europe have the opinion of being more feminine, and they aren’t afraid to wear skirts and dresses. You could show your legs in a miniskirt with tights or leggings.

Washing lingerie!

You might have splurged on a couple of fancy pieces of lingerie, whether wholesale panties or expensive bras. If you want to preserve the investment in the best condition, you need to care about it properly. The more carefully you treat them, the most mileage you will get from them. For instance, a lot of women tend to cut the tags from the lingerie – it can create unsexy bumps when worn. But before doing it, make a note on how to wash and store your pants, in a special booklet before you snip them off eternally. In general, it’s true that most delicate garments need to be hand washed – but many can be machine washed as well. If you want to do it, use a lingerie bag – or an old cloth pillow cover in a pinch.

wholesale pantiesIn general, it’s best to wash your lingerie before wearing it for the first time. You never know who’s touched them before or what chemicals were used to produce them. So wash them before you put them on. Even the producers of wholesale panties do this.

In general, let them soak for about half an hour in light detergent. Pick an easily dissolvable brand and mix it with water before putting the lingerie in. Remember not to mix darks, whites, and colors! If you do, don’t be surprised if your lacy brassiere becomes rusty.

Speaking of rusty, pay attention to buckles or loose hooks, you don’t want rust spots in delicate lingerie. Wash padded areas carefully because the sponge padding tends to absorb sweat. Squeeze them gently to avoid nasty rashes. You don’t want to squash the padding so that it deforms. Press them gently, put the bra in the center of one palm and gently press against the cup with your other fist.

Remember to rinse the detergent! Few dedicated soaps protect the material, and many damage it in the long run. If you leave it in, you will speed up the erosion. That’s why your favorite sexy bra might not fit you – the bra has expanded, but your breasts didn’t.

Fashion for ladies after fifty

If you turn fifty, it does not mean that you must give up any pretense of style and fashion. You grow, mature and your body change. It’s only natural. However, there are many styles out there that work for most every shape and size – consider wearing wholesale womens shorts during the summer! If you are a mature lady or have a mature woman in your family, you can still feel fashionable and look your best.

Cross-check your wardrobe to discover what clothes you have there — and which ones are old, outmoded and unflattering. Throw them away, they won’t be fashionable again. My rule for ladies over 50 is to not wear anything that is over 10 years old. Well… there are some clothes that look well because they’re never out of fashion: durable jeans, wholesale womens shorts, elegant fancy button-downs or ruffled skirts.

wholesale womens shortsAs I said before – your body changes with age, and it’s perfectly normal. But you need to remember this and shop for clothes that fit. You need to update your measurements from time to time. Sure, you might have worn the same size for years – but your favorite supplier might have a different size for XXL. Measure your body to find clothes that flatter your mature figure.

Some styles fit your fashion sense and work great for your work life. You might want to buy classic blouses and blazers for work, and a pair of sweatpants or casual t-shirts for relaxing at home. You shouldn’t be too ready to accept trendy fashions – remember, unlike classic, timeless pieces the newest fashions will drop out of the style after a couple of months. Try on styles you fancy and make sure the fit, hues, and designs match your body type.

As with the younger ladies, fashion is all about showing your strong points and hiding weaknesses.  If you have comely legs, look for dresses that end above the knee, or wear tights or tight tall boots.

The gift that keeps on giving…

We all want to give presents that we will be remembered, but it is not always simple. The perfect gift touches the emotions. For many, the gift is beautiful, amusing, delightful, or has that extra something. So many people to delight their loved ones decide to give them a couple of similar items. You need to use your budget wisely, according to the relationship and occasion. If you want to delight someone with soft object, start with investigating wholesale scarves for example.

wholesale scarvesOf course, if your boyfriend loves something, like football, golf, music, food, fashion, fishing, pets or whatever, this can give you a good starting point. However just because someone might like angling, for example, it doesn’t mean you have to buy them something blatantly obvious like a new fishing rod or a book on fishing. They probably already own the best fishing rod they could afford and will know whether your choice is bad!

Try to think outside the gift box! You could consider other kinds of gifts for an angler: something to wear when fishing like wholesale scarves, oils and perfumes to remove that fishy smell from their hands once they’ve finished for the day, or perhaps a fish cookery book to spice up the catch of the day! You can combine them into a special gift set.

Or maybe you’re looking for a romantic gift for someone very special. Everyone goes with flowers and chocolates – but you’re supposed to know your boyfriend better. How about a couple of nice wholesale scarves, scented candles, and something to enjoy together like a board game or romantic comedy Blu-ray.

Regardless of what you choose for your gift set, make sure that you have thought your choices out. If you know that your girlfriend is a fashionista, but you don’t know what clothes would she enjoy, buy her a gift voucher for clothes, maybe even wholesale clothes. Remember to add something else to the box, so that she’ll be happy regardless of anything!