How to Wear Mini Skirts and Shorts Trendily

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Short skirts and shorts are considered basic staple pieces in a girl’s wardrobe. They are usually worn as a casual wear over the weekends, often with t-shirts or tank tops. The thing is, short skirts and shorts are also some of the most versatile clothing that you can mix and match easily your other outfits. You can be really creative and create lots of different looks with them.

There is a misconception that only slim girls can pull off short skirts and shorts. By following some of these guidelines and tips, you too can achieve a trendy look regardless of your size.

1.  Choose the right type of skirt and shorts

• Tight mini skirts and shorts are more suitable for younger teens, or slim and long-legged women.

• To achieve a more mature or classy look, minis that don’t cling will be perfect for you like those skirts with kilts, wraps and pleats.

• High-waist shorts and skirts can make your legs look longer.

• Another option is by wearing leggings with your shorts and skirts. Dark colored leggings such as black, chocolate brown, plums and steel grays are more mature looking, while lighter colors are more suited for teenagers. Leggings will emphasize the legs. Patterned stockings, fishnets, and half- leggings are also another options to show your versatility and creativity.

 

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Korean Fashion 2012

 

2. Choose the right shoes.

• To achieve a more girlish look, you can wear wedges or ballet flats to pair with your shorts or skirts. If you are taller, you can also wear flats with ankle straps to emphasize your long legs (not advisable for those who are shorter).

• Heels look best for a night out.

• Pairing boots with skirts is also a great idea for a stylish look. Its best to avoid wearing knee-high black boots with shorts because they are difficult to pull off and can give other people a ‘cheap’ feel. Choosing a pair of boots in a tone that’s similar to your skin color will help to elongate your legs.

• Wedges are great with mini skirts or shorts as it makes you look taller

 

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Korean Fashion 2012

 

3.  Choose the right top

• With tight mini skirts, you can wear long or voluminous tops to go with them. It will help to generate a sexy chic vibe.

• You can tuck in your top into your shorts or short skirts to emphasize your waistline. Cinching your waist with a belt will have a better effect.

• When matching plain sleeveless top with a short skirt or shorts, you can layer it with a cardigan and wear a colorful bead necklace to create a more youthful, fun and trendy look.

Additional Tips:

• Don’t just follow the trend. Choose a short skirt or shorts that are not just appropriate for your body type, but also reflects your style and personality at the same time. There are all kinds of styles, from the classic, the trendy, the demure to the sporty, so pick a style that is best suited for you.

• Wear the right underwear under your short skirts or shorts. If they are a little tighter, its best to wear a seamless panty or a G-string to avoid VPL (Visible Panty Line). VPL is an ugly sight and every woman should make an effort to avoid them.

•  We all know that not all women are blessed with long, skinny legs, but that doesn’t need to stop you from wearing shorts and skirts. You just have to identify what are the best ways to wear them. If worn correctly, it will help create a height illusion on a girl, even though she might not be tall.

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Michelle Harper’s Fashion

We are absolutely enthralled by one of New York’s top style mavens. Michelle Harper is one that reminds me of Lady Gaga, a confident lady who is not afraid to experiment with style or fashion and is often seen wearing talking pieces, something in the likes of the large blonde ribbon hair-like bow that Lady Gaga wore, or the lace eye mask that she donned. At times, I will also relate her to Dita Von Teese, probably due to her slight vintage feel and that bright or dark red lipstick that she’s often seen wearing.

However, Michelle Harper’s fashion is unique. Her’s is a more elegant avant garde style. Lady Gaga is geared towards controversial style with meat dresses, granny pants and all. Dita Von Teese is well-known for her extreme vintage looks. Neither is Michelle from the entertainment industry. According to Wikifashion, Michelle Violy Harper owns a multi-million dollar cosmetics company, and she sits on the board of Couture Council in the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

With such impressive background, it is no wonder that she can afford to indulge in her passion for fashion to create such dramatically glam looks that most ordinary women will be happy to ogle at, but not brave enough to attempt or can’t afford to try. Still, if her enchanting style can spark off some tiny inspiration, aspirations or changes in our personal style, it’ll be worth our attention.

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

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Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

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Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

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Street Beat Menswear

If you want to dress your man, you’re sure to find different sources of inspiration from everywhere. So read on for potential dress codes. Who knows, you might like a thing or two.

Stripes give a nautical feel to any ensemble. This works even if you’re not on board a yacht, so pile up on nautical-inspired clothing. This includes khakis and topsiders.

Here’s a masculine take of the polka dots. This works best on dark colors such as black, brown, navy, and gray. Pair it with something heavy such as a leather jacket or a scarf.

You will never go wrong with plaid. Thank the nineties for that. Any color combination is fine. Roll up the sleeves for the grunge look.

Worn in pants can be spiced up using paint. The trick is to splatter it and make the effect unintentional. Pair it with a simple top such as sweaters and plain shirts to tone it down a little.

Here’s a testament to the ever-busy man. Newspapers are always an accessory. Read it, and you’ll have the best accessory know to man-intellect. Cool aviators and a wristwatch make the look casual but sophisticated.

Spice up a rather bland outfit by using a splash of color. Red socks catch the attention and draw the eyes away from the monochromatic jean combination of the jacket and shorts.

Here’s a quirky way of putting an ensemble together. A headband, sweater, striped socks, and boots. Color is key, and mix and match is as important.

Finally, here’s a pick for those with James Bond boyfriends. A tailor-made suit always makes a man look dapper. The right fit in all angles will make him look lean, tall, and worth a million bucks. Find a good tailor to make this work.

Men, like women, need to look good even for once in a while. It helps for all the ladies out there, doesn’t it?

Images grabbed from here.

Spring Street Trends in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the most unconventional fashion hotspots in the globe today. One reason is because the people aren’t afraid of being unique, donning clothing that sets them apart from the masses as well as the fashion posse of their European and American counterparts. Take a look at how some Japanese ladies use clothing to emphasize their quirky character.

If you’re going for that eclectic look, accessories and a mix and match of patterns and colors will suit you well. There is no such thing as going overboard when it comes to patterns.

Animal print and fur is also a big thing in accessories. Faux fur adds to the charm of this item. Look at how these ladies used it to accent their outfits. Take note that spring in Tokyo is still such a cold season, and faux fur serves the dual purpose of being stylish as well as warm.

 

Simplistic and minimalist fashion is also one trend to look out for when you’re in the streets of Tokyo. They may be simple, but they are also eye-catching. Notice that this kind of dressing gives a very feminine feel to an outfit. So if you are feeling like going all girly, here are some inspirations for you.

Lastly, androgynous ensembles are also big hits in the streets of Tokyo. Pants and tops are loose, and this emphasizes the tiny and delicate frame of the wearer. Patterns are mixed and matched to give it a rugged, laid-back feel and hats are worn both to keep the hair off the face as well as to put an accent on the whole wardrobe.



How do you find these street styles and trends? Do they work for you or do you  simply want to try them out just for fun? Let us know in the comments section below.

A Korean Take on A Casual Date

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Spring and summer are THE seasons to wear light fabrics and pastel colors. There really is something about them that makes a look a whole lot sweeter and more feminine than your darker, heavier clothes. Korean fashion is something that has swept the greater part of East Asia. One reason is because it is utterly adorable, carefree, and sophisticated. I’d like to say that Korean fashion is perhaps the most adorable one I’ve seen around the planet. Ensembles like this, for example, are definitely great to wear either on a day doing errands or an afternoon of shopping.

What’s more, it’s also one that would be great for a casual afternoon or mid-morning date with a new man. First, the beret has a unique touch  to it. Who would’ve thought that navy blue paired with a light color such as the one in it would make such a distinctive look. The shirt, although a bit on the more casual side, is as feminine as the other items in the outfit. It is in a light shade of pink with an image of a delicate looking deer with a rose on top of its head.

A white skirt in lace and crochet detail adds a quirky touch to the clothing. It is an A-line or full length skirt, and it works best when worn with a belt. This is because a belt cinches the waist and gives the wearer an hourglass figure. If you don’t have this figure, a belt will most definitely give you a tiny waist. A good choice of belt would be a wide one since it evens out the proportions of a loose top and a full skirt.

Accessorizing this outfit won’t be complete without pieces of jewelry. They add a certain charm to this girly look without going overboard. A simple necklace with a small pendant like the one in the picture is understated yet elegant. Rings also add a quirky detail to the whole ensemble.

This whole look is definitely one that would charm its way to a boy’s heart. With feminine details all over, it’s hard not to fall in love with it.

Here are eight other ways on how you can dress as sweetly as you can for casual dates.

Images taken from this source.

Shanghai Fashion | China Fashion

China is a fast rising fashion capital in Asia, taking after Japan and Korea. Let’s take a quick look at the fall/winter fashion ni Shanghai China and see what the fashionable people there are wearing. So which look you like best? :)

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China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

China Fashion | Shanghai Fashion

Korean Street Fashion From Yesstyle

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Yesstyle Korean Fashion

Yesstyle Korean Fashion

Korean Fashion Eyeglass Beauty Look – The New Geek Fall Fashion!

If you think those big plastic eye glasses are cool but not sure how to pull it off, here’s some inspiration for you.

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

Get that manga look with that big brown turtle shell eyeglass + light brown curly hair with bangs + red lipstick! Pair it with a long orange open cardigan, a white tee and a pair of jean to match those glasses.

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

Or tie up your hair in a super high ponytail for a more ‘student’ look!

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

Bright red eyeglass frame can look so hot! If you want to create this WOW look, the key is to wear something that has the same bright red color to match the glasses and coordinate the color aesthetically. In this case, wearing a cardigan with red lining or just wearing a bright red cardigan will be great too, and not forgetting the bright red lipstick!

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

For a more fun look with color pop, pair it with a navy blue cardigan or jacket and carry a bright color bag like the yellow one in the picture.

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

Another fun way of adding colors to your outfit is to play around with the color of your leggings and match it with a pair of bright contrasting color shoes. Remember to keep your top and bottom in neutral or darker color (and keep to the same color shade), otherwise you’ll turn into a clown instead. Pair this with a turtle shell or black eyeglass and you are good to go.

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

If bright yellow leggings are too much for you, you can opt for bright yellow shoes and pair it with green cardigan and a pair of jeans. Wearing green or lemon yellow eyeglasses will look really cool here.

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

Korean Fashion Clothes For Women

Casual street wear look with a fun stripey cardigan, a rugged looking pair of torn jeans and a cool pair of sneakers!

(Source: Xiumei.com)

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Here’s 9 stylish Korean fashion looks for men during this cold season.

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Dark navy cardigan with bright color stripes, grey long sleeve shirt, satin long printed scarf.

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Cashmere color blazer with gold buttons, dark long-sleeved shirt inside paired with an off white satin printed scarf.

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Brown fitted short leather jacket and a colorful silk scarf on neckline.

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

White khaki trench coat, light color shirt layered with bright yellow pullover inside.

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Caramel color short fitted suede jacket with a blue long sleeve t-shirt inside.

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Tan brown bomber jacket, a white t-shirt layered with a dark purple pullover, paired with a dark blue cotton scarf.

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Orange hooded pullover with a short fitted denim jacket.

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Black leather jacket with dark green long sleeve tshirt inside.

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Winter Korean Fashion For Men

Black long sleeve t-shirt with a dark gray fitted jacket.

(Source: Hanshangjie.com)

Korean Winter Fashion

Here’s some fabulous ways you can mix & match your winter clothing this season.

Winter Korean Fashion

Winter Korean Fashion

Layering a sweater over a short dress and pair with dark gray leggings (patterned leggings is ok too)and light brown knee-length boots. Wear your winter coat over your outfit and top if off with a beret or knitted cap.

Winter Korean Fashion

Winter Korean Fashion

Wear a short brown suede jacket with furry wool lining and trimmings. Match it with a different brown tone (or other warm colors like green) knitted tunic inside. Pair it with a pair of skinny jeans and knee length boots.

Winter Korean Fashion

Winter Korean Fashion

This is a classic chrome look for winter that is suitable for work. Dark navy trench coat with furry cuffs, black jeans, black knee-length boots.

Winter Korean Fashion

Winter Korean Fashion

Create a fun winter wonderland look with this. A colorful sweater, a comfy winter coat, short demin skirt, warm maroon color leggings, thick mustard brown scarf and a colorful beanie.

(Images from: women.sohu.com)