The 21st century fashion criterion is not what it used to be a decade from now. The fashion statement across the globe is changing and transforming leaps and bounds. The fashion, earlier considered as a field or a department for the female gender, is changing its perception. Today, fashion is a necessity for all genders and group ages. There are famous brands and tags, which endorse fashion for men as well as for women.When it comes to fashion, one must keep in mind that fashion is not just about mere clothing or shoes. It has changed altogether, because it has now extended its range to accessories, jewellery and adornments. Fashion has intruded the most neglected aspects of dressing for men, especially belts, bracelets and ties.In the contemporary times, bracelets are the most demanded fashion accessory for boys. These include gummy bangles in black with motifs like football, George Cross, camouflage, skull and crossbones, silicone camouflage bangles, fabric wristbands in skull and crossbones, football, George Cross, Union Jack. These bracelets are available in a variety of textures like leather, plastic and rubber. Denim is also used for making bracelets and bands.Tattoos are the next most wanted section of the fashion industry. It is the application of designs over parts of your body. They are available in the form of stick-on ones and most people get them engraved upon their bodies as well. The tattoos for young boys are designed keeping in mind their interests. They are available in designs from sports like football, soccer, wrestling and basketball. The tattoo of devil is very famous as it is widely used for a modern look. They can be applied temporarily and one can get them engraved permanently as well.With the formal wear, fashion styles for boys have transformed like anything. Dinner jackets and dress pants are being designed with innovative cuts and styles. There are waistcoats which are especially designed keeping in mind the trends of today for young boys. Thus, the jackets are of various materials like leather and jade. There are ornaments attached to it to give it a complete look, perfect for young boys in their evening functions.The casual wear is also very vastly admired when it comes to young boys. They tend to adapt the rock look that is very chic nowadays; they wear denim jeans that are torn, with faded t-shirts.The shirts are of very funky colours, not like before when only the colours blue, black, grey and white were restrained for menswear. Now, the colours have moved to reds, yellows, greens and electric blue. This variety has given the young boys a chance to look modern and classy.Thus, now the fashion sense of boys is changing, and they are getting into the sense of dressing up and maintaining themselves as stylish and trendy as they can.
Enter into the love of life, the glory of each new day; go forth to meet life with a smile, and life meets you more than halfway. -Helen Lowrie MarshallFashion is an idea that supports your self-esteem. To raise your self-esteem means to acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses. Pay attention to your fashion weaknesses first, then you can flatter more of your fashion strengths.When fashion styles are created, designers depend upon certain lines to achieve a distinctive purpose. To give height and length to your figure, select a style with vertical lines. A style with horizontal lines adds width and makes you appear shorter.Styles with curved lines make your figure appear rounded or full. Garments that have a line or pattern that repeats itself maximizes the effect. Whether the lines are vertical, horizontal, or curved, the effect increases the impression of height, length, width, or fullness. A shorter, more rounded appearance is also increased.For major figure flatters, the following suggestions may give you a more suitable look.A SHORT FIGUREA suitable look for persons who stand five feet or less in height includes wearing
quiet prints, tops with small collars, and fabrics with vertical lines. Other styles
include, short jackets and bolero jacket styles, lightweight jewelry, fabrics in soft colors, and medium-full skirts.Avoid wearing horizontal stripes and belted dresses that break the figure in half. Bulky knits, pointed collars, two-piece dresses, and very long jackets are also to be avoided.A TALL FIGURETall figures may wear clothing with horizontal lines, and fabrics with contrasting colors. Adding a wide belt, large and chunky accessories, and jackets with three quarter lengths, fabrics with large prints, and boxy pleated skirts also flatter your figure.To make the taller figure appear more flattering, avoid wearing small jewelry, fabrics with small patterns, thin and sheer fabrics, tight skirts and skirts with vertically placed tucks.A FULL FIGURESuitable styles for a full or heavy figure include wearing vertical lines, tops with buttons down the front panel, small prints and checks, garments with straight hanging hemlines. V-shaped necklines are good, narrow belts on dresses, and jackets that fall no more than two inches below the hipbone are other wearable styles.Patterns and styles to avoid include those with horizontal lines, round necklines and collars, skirts with full pleats, very long or very short jackets, and two-piece dresses.A THIN FIGUREThin figures may appear more flattering in patterns with horizontal lines, two-piece dresses, bold colors, plaids and large prints. Dresses with large pockets add the appearance of weight. Full skirts, and tops with rounded shoulders, and belts in contrasting colors are also good.Styles to avoid are slim and tight fitting clothing, clinging and flimsy fabrics, dull and pale colors, and accessories that are not in proportion to your height.A MODEL FIGUREHaving the figure of a model seems ideal, however with the news today being focused on anorexic-like thinness, this figure type may not be so perfect when your health is threatened by trying to remain too thin. Staying healthy is a constant struggle, yet necessary. Besides being blessed to be able to wear almost any style, if you have the figure of a healthy, well-fit model, wear styles that are pleasing.No matter what figure type you have, it is important to experiment and find a look that is uniquely yours. Select styles that are flattering and perfect for you. By choosing styles that are recommended for your figure, you not only flatter your figure, your satisfaction improves from your clothing selections. Only then can you love the way you look and feel when wearing them.
Boho or bohemian fashion has been given a revival over the past few years being favoured by a whole host of celebrities including Sienna Miller, the Olsen Twins, Josh Stone, Kate Hudson and Emma Watson amongst others and continues to be popular across all the fashion seasons. Harking back to a by gone era and reinvented as a must have festival fashion style, the boho fashion look is a must for not only the festival goer but also for fashion lovers who adore feminine fabrics and bold pattern prints.Boho fashion is a fabulous frugal fashionista style, completely on trend and when you’re on a budget, boho styled outfits can easily be put together from a mix and match of existing pieces within your wardrobe to create a more individual look without breaking the bank. Bohemian clothing is traditionally floaty and brings together several pieces and accessories for example a printed floaty maxi dress complimented by wooden jewellery and a summer wide-brimmed floppy hat is a gorgeous summer outfit. Think mixed up shades, colours and textures to get a feel for the richness a boho outfit can achieve and give you an outfit that is relaxed and comfy enough for your every day activities.What’s exciting about creating boho outfits is that you can mix and match your accessories to compliment the clothes – the hobo style handbag and chunky wooden jewellery. Take it one step further and match your boho fashions looks with a bohemian lifestyle and engage in yoga and pilates.Creating The Overall Boho Outfit Look:Think extremely feminine, floaty fabrics with longer length skirts, maxi dresses and tunic tops. Most boho outfits looks best using rich colours and patterns that can be contrasted on a nude base. Neon is a no go and very pale pastels don’t always achieve the look you are looking for.Boho Evening Looks:Opt for sari type dresses, fringed lace scarves and maxi dresses with jewelled high heels. Co-ordinate with gold long necklaces and multiple bracelets and a beaded clutch bag ensuring you mix from a rich colour palateBoho Day Looks:Pair a tunic with jeans and flat sandals for a modern boho look or team a casual maxi dress with flat beaded or plain gladiator sandals for a stunning feminine dress down day look. Add a crochet cardigan to keep off the chill and complete your look with a suede hobo style bag with fringes.Boho Accessories:Boho jewellery can be a mix of anything sumptuous and rich looking. Gems, beads, stones, wood, shells, long length necklaces and chunky bracelets are all reflect the boho accessory style. Handbags are large leather, straw or patchwork bags and are perfect for complimenting a boho outfit. On your feet think flat in neutral shades, pale yellows, greens, black or tans. Gladiator sandals, comfy suede boots, fringed flat boots and beaded flats all make up a great boho outfit.Boho Hairstyles:Go for a slightly undone look with your hair down and slighted tousled or loosely tied up with a clip or go for the odd few small braises in your hair. You can even introduce the vintage style headband worn around the forehead for a real boho hairstyle.