First Job Wardrobe Tips - Fashion School Secrets For Dressing Like an Executive on a Mailroom Budget

Congratulations, you've landed your first job out of school. Now the question is, what are you going to wear? How you dress can go a long way in establishing your professional credibility. But dressing for success is a challenge when you're on an entry-level salary. Don't worry, our fashion school experts have ways to stretch your budget and look like the successful executive you're destined to be.

1. Create the illusion of a huge wardrobe. Even if your closet is pretty bare, there are tricks to looking like a successful clothes horse. Make sure all your shirts are a completely different color or style. The same goes for trousers or skirts. For example, a navy blue shirt will look very close to a black shirt, so don't own both; use the money for a different color. If you own just five shirts and five slacks, that's 25 different looks - as long as each piece is distinct.

2. Choose versatile pieces. Any piece in your wardrobe should be able to match with at least three other pieces. For example, a top that only looks good with one of your skirts is too limiting for your work wardrobe. When something can be paired with multiple items, it expands your wardrobe exponentially.

3. Have a "uniform." Here's a wardrobe trick that helps you present a professional image, especially when you're starting out and don't have too many clothing options. Adopt a signature style and stick with it. It's your "look," and it helps you create an identity in the workplace. In a way, you're using fashion design to differentiate yourself from your co-workers. Just be sure that this signature look is buttoned-up and work-appropriate.

4. The survival of the fittest. A big secret one learns in fashion school is that an inexpensive garment that fits perfectly looks a lot better than an expensive designer piece that is too big or small. And the fact is, most people buying off-the-rack are wearing clothes that don't fit well, particularly when it comes to dressier work clothes like suits. Your secret weapon on your way up the corporate ladder just may be a good tailor. Even if you buy a suit from a second hand store, you can look like a million bucks when the suit fits like a glove.

5. A promotion is in the details. Rather than just relying on big ticket clothing items to give you a professional look, remember the smaller details that are a minimal investment, but still make a huge impact. Women who are masters of accessorizing have always known this. Neckties, jewelry, scarves, even a $5 bottle of shoe polish, can do wonders in boosting your professional image.

By following these fashion tips, you can take the anxiety out of planning your work wardrobe. In fact, what you wear can be an asset that helps you put your best foot forward.

"Glee" Fashion Spotlight - Fashion School Tips on Dressing Like Your Favorite "Glee" Character

The Fox television show "Glee" is not just a hit with music fans who love all the fabulous musical numbers. It's also caught the eye of fashionistas who love the clothes that the characters wear. One wouldn't think that a show set in a Midwestern high school would boast such a stellar wardrobe, but the students and faculty at the fictitious McKinley High have become fashion icons for "gleeks" around the world. Thanks to our panel of fashion school experts, here's a look at the show's characters and their distinctive styles, and how you can get the "Glee" look.

Rachel Berry (played by Lea Michele). Although a Cheerio once remarked that Rachel dressed like she was home schooled, the lead singer of New Directions has a killer wardrobe to match her killer voice. With her neo prep school look, she's made wearing plaid skirts and knee highs cool again, and it looks like she has an argyle sweater for every day of the week, or month. To don Rachel's style, mix preppy patterns with bright solids, and finish it off with a pair of saddle shoes. We can't guarantee it will make you sing any better, however.

Emma Pillsbury (played by Jayma Mays). McKinley's guidance counselor may be a little crazy, but her clothes are pure perfection - probably because she has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Part J. Crew preppy and part "Mad Men" secretary, Emma typically wears sweaters and pencil skirts, but she does so in such a fun, colorful way that one would think she's a fashion school grad. To get Emma's look, go monochromatic with sweater, blouse, skirt and shoes in various shades of the same color. And don't forget the accessories: sweater clips, rosettes, vintage jewelry, and bows.

Kurt Hummel (played by Chris Colfer). Kurt has said, "Every moment of your life is an opportunity for fashion," and he lives by his words. There is seldom a scene where he is not dressed to the nines. He knows fashion design, so his look is Alexander McQueen meets Burberry by way of Jean-Paul Gautier and Target. To sport Kurt's fashion forward look, start with a designer basic like a Burberry trench coat. Then mix in bold colors and prints for shirt and pants, and don't be afraid if they're mismatched - plaids, stripes, florals, put them all together. Complete the look with a jaunty fedora or trilby hat, a cravat, a white belt, and a white shoulder bag.

Quinn Fabray (played by Dianna Agron). When not wearing her Cheerio uniform, Quinn is the picture of femininity. A daddy's girl at heart, her look is youthful and sweet. She leaves the bold colors and patterns to Rachel, while she favors soft pastels and simple floral prints. To get Quinn's look (minus the baby bump), try a floral sundress topped with a long cardigan. She's all about the sundresses.

Finn Hudson (played by Cory Monteith). While Finn is not a fashion plate like Kurt, the "Glee" hunk still looks like he stepped out of a Gap or American Eagle ad. For all the guys out there looking to replicate Finn's casual style, start with a white pocket T under a plaid button-down shirt, a pair of selvage jeans, and a faded denim jacket. Sling a vintage letterman's jacket over your shoulder, and you're set.

Sue Sylvester (played by Jane Lynch). True, Sue only wears tracksuits. But no one wears them better. In fact, if "Glee" ever spun off licensed merchandising, a line of Sue Sylvester tracksuits could be the hit of the fashion design world. Before that happens, you can get the Sue Sylvester look with a flirty velour tracksuit. And if it's all red like Sue's, so much the better.

We may not be able to sing and dance like the cast of "Glee." But with these fashion tips, we can at least dress like them.

Red, White and Beautiful - Fashion School Tips For Showing Off Patriotic Colors on the 4th of July

Oh, say can you see - all the people wearing red, white and blue? Every 4th of July, Americans eagerly sport the colors of the flag to express their patriotism. But fashionistas also wonder if they can wear red, white and blue without looking like Uncle Sam, or a parade float. Fellow Americans, it is indeed possible, as these fashion school tips demonstrate. So this Independence Day, show your patriotism - and your fashion savvy - 'til the dawn's early night.

Try muted colors. According to fashion design experts, wearing more than one intense color at the same time creates a "loud" look that is unflattering. So go for muted versions of our patriotic colors. Instead of wearing bright red, try cranberry, burgundy, or even soft pink. And the more neutral hues of navy, indigo or heather blue look much better on most people than royal blue. That's why jeans work so well; the muted denim complements almost any color, bright or subdued.

Allow one color to dominate. When you wear equal amounts of red, white and blue, it tends to look costumey. So let one color dominate, and allow the other colors to play back-up. For example, a red sundress can carry the day, accented by blue sandals. Or wear a blue shirt, with just a hint of a red ringer tee underneath. You can even go monochromatic. Imagine how dramatic an all-white pantsuit would look in the sea of patriotic outfits.

Let freedom bling. Go patriotic with your jewelry. And we don't mean a flag pin, either. A strand of white pearls looks stunning against anything red. And turquoise blue bracelets add just the punch you need with a white blouse or slacks. After all, your red, white and blue elements don't have to be articles of clothing.

Mix red, white and blue with other colors. In fashion design, it's all about balance, so introduce some neutrals into the mix for a more pleasing color palette. Even the brightest red or blue blazer looks fashionable when paired with a charcoal grey skirt or slacks. Oddly enough, by adding additional colors to the mix, the patriotic colors can stand out even more.

Play with patterns. Red, white and blue look particularly stylish, and less like a flag, when they're incorporated into prints like florals or plaids. Besides, these cheery prints are so essential to any summer wardrobe. Stay away from stars or stripes, however, or you'll look like you're about to do a tap number in the town square.

With these fashion tips, you'll be sure to create fireworks at your 4th of July gathering.

Boyfriend Makeovers - Fashion School Tips For Making Your Man Less Goonie and More Clooney

Girls, let's talk. Do you sometimes want to rip your boyfriend's clothes off - because you just can't stand them? You're not alone. Many guys are clueless when it comes to fashion. But there's help. If your man is a walking fashion emergency, you can perform CPR (Clothing Preference Resuscitation) on him, thanks to these tips from fashion school experts. You may be surprised at how well he cleans up.

Pants. Men are creatures of comfort, so many gravitate towards pants with "relaxed fits," which is just another name for sloppy. All that extra fabric in the pants is not flattering. But some guys just can't stop there in their crimes against fashion design. They also wear pleats, which add unnecessary bulk around their hips. And then there's the matter of cargo pants. No man has ever looked good in them. There, somebody had to say it. Have your guy try on a flat-front pair of pants in a straight leg style, and compliment him on how great he looks. (Boys need flattery and encouragement to do what you want them to do.)

Jeans. When it comes to pants, jeans are the number one favorite, but does your guy wear the right style? First of all, if your man's jeans are the color of the sky, they need to go. (And if the denim finish looks like clouds, that's even worse.) Get him a pair of jeans with a uniform dark finish, which looks great even for dressier occasions. And make sure the jeans fit him correctly. They should sit at his waist, not down at his thighs like gangsta rap attire or above his belly button like dad jeans.

Shirts. Men tend to wear their shirts too big, and part of the blame goes to retailers who size them roomier to accommodate the girth of average Americans. But all men, skinny or heavy, look better when their shirts fit them properly, i.e., the shoulder seams rest at the outer shoulders, not below them. You won't go wrong getting your guy in a classic solid or striped button-down long sleeve shirt for a dressy look, or a plaid short-sleeved shirt for a more casual vibe. What about t-shirts? A clean, solid t-shirt is perfectly fine, and in fact looks great under a sport jacket. But stay away from oversized t-shirts emblazoned with logos, flames, skulls, or weaponry.

Shoes. Guys can go years before buying a new pair of shoes, so all the shoes in your boyfriend's closet are probably past their expiration date. Take him shopping and make sure he has at least these three basic styles recommended by our fashion school experts: a pair of lace-up oxfords, a pair of loafers, and a pair of sneakers. Now, a word about those sneakers. He may very well have some new athletic shoes for the gym or the basketball court. These do not count. Sports shoes tend to look clunky when worn with long pants. He needs a casual pair of sneakers, like classic Chuck Taylor All-Stars, that don't have all the athletic embellishments.

Colors. Because many guys are unsure about the latest trends in fashion design, they are rather conservative when it comes to colors, sticking with neutrals like black, blue, grey and brown. It's up to you to punctuate your boyfriend's wardrobe with some color. Don't scare him away with chartreuse or orange right off the bat. Ease him into color with muted reds, greens, and violets. As long as they're not too bright, he'll get used to wearing color. Again, tell him how great he looks: "That color really brings out your gorgeous eyes, honey."

With these fashion tips, your guy is bound to up his hottie quotient. But don't worry; you'll always be the cute one in the relationship.

Summer Reading For Fashionistas - 10 Fashion School Picks For the Well Read and Well Dressed

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading. But for the fashionista, it's also the chance to catch up on everything fashion, before the fall runway event known as Back to School comes along. Here, then, is the ultimate summer reading list especially for the fashion-minded, with books ranging from heartfelt page-turners to tell-alls about top fashion design houses to fun style guides. So before you hit the beach or the mall this summer, you might want to hit the books, too.

"The Carrie Diaries" by Candace Bushnell. Before "Sex and the City," what was Carrie Bradshaw like? This prequel, set during Carrie's senior year of high school, chronicles her life before she becomes a famed columnist and fashion design icon. It's a must-read for fans of the series and movies.

"Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self" by Christian Siriano. The Project Runway winner finally has his own book, and it's as funny and outrageous as the designer himself. Most importantly, he shares tried and true fashion tips that can help turn anyone from a "hot tranny mess" to a fierce fashionista.

"101 Things I Learned in Fashion School" by Alfredo Cabrera and Matthew Frederick. How do designers spot trends? What's the fashion calendar? How does a collection go from concept to retail? Whether you're interested in a career in fashion design, or are just fascinated by the business, this book answers these questions, and 98 more.

"Gucci Wars: How I Survived Murder and Intrigue at the Heart of the World's Biggest Fashion House" by Jenny Gucci. This juicy tell-all gives us an up-close look at the scandalous lives of the fabulously wealthy Gucci family, as well as the inner workings of its fashion empire. Written by one of the Gucci wives, the book shows that truth is stranger than fiction.

"The Thoughtful Dresser: The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter" by Linda Grant. Lovers of fashion know that clothes do more than cover our bodies; they're an extension of our personalities. The thinking person's guide to what we wear, this book examines the significance of clothes in our lives, and how they shape our identity.

"A Vintage Affair" by Isabel Wolff. Every piece of vintage clothing has a history, and in this novel, set in a vintage shop in London, two women find a common past in the same child's coat.

"The Color of Style" by David Zyla. We've heard of color theory in fashion, but never like this. The Emmy-nominated fashion expert builds on the "what season are you?" approach with 24 different variations, so you can pinpoint the different colors that will not only make you look better, but do magical things like attracting love into your life, or enhancing your power at work. It's as much fun as going to a psychic.

"How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living with Style, Class and Grace" by Jordan Christy. In today's culture, it's cool to be a tabloid headline, and many young girls aspire to be bad girl celebutantes. This book shows how the 21st century female can be beautiful, glamorous and desirable - without a stint in rehab.

"The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman" by Karen Karbo and Chesley McLaren. Coco Chanel changed the way women dressed, and in doing so, challenged women's roles in society. This is the book on "What would Coco do?" Anecdotes from the fashion design icon's life shed light on topics from style to love to money.

The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Careers in Fashion. For anyone interested in a career in beauty or fashion, this book provides "real world" information and advice about all types of professions, from designers to makeup artists. Find out how top designers like Marc Jacobs got into the business, and whether fashion school is for you.

"Sima's Undergarments for Women" by Ilana Stranger-Ross. Sima runs a successful lingerie shop in Brooklyn, but is unhappy about her dull life until she hires a seamstress who becomes the daughter she never had. In this celebration of friendship, it takes someone who sews to show that even people with nothing in common can have a relationship that's beautifully stitched together.

Who knows, maybe this summer you'll read one of these best-sellers, and in a few years, you'll be creating one of fashion's best-sellers.

Fashion Loves Fitness And Fitness Loves Fashion

Women today are often extremely busy. Some women juggle careers, families, children, relationships, social lives, fitness and hobbies all at once. This means, that there isn't always time to hit the gym and then run home to change your clothes. For some reason, there is a fashion design myth that a person can't pull off looking fashionable while wearing functional exercise gear. Well guess what fashion lovers... This is NOT TRUE! There are plenty of ways to get fit in comfy, exercise gear and still look cute. Sure, the look won't be red-carpet ready, but there IS such a thing as the casual/glamorous look... Here are a few awesome fashion tips for trendy exercise gear. And remember, if you don't use it, you'll lose it!

If you're meeting someone for coffee or drinks right before or after your workout, then stick with some basic exercise options. Try pairing simple black leggings with a fitted, white t-shirt and sneakers for a comfortable workout option. Then, just throw on a cool sweater or hoodie over your t-shirt after the workout, and change from sneakers to boots or casual heels. Voila! You're all set for a social date, and you got your exercise in too.

Black leggings are almost always acceptable to wear while working out OR socializing, but if you want to spice your look up even more, grab yourself a pair of jeggings, or jean-style leggings. These are just cloth and elastic leggings with a pattern that is made to look like denim. You'd be surprised at how many people you'll fool with your jeggings, and all the while you'll be free to move around and SO comfortable!

If you like to sweat your prayers out while working out, then a sports-bra might be a better option for your exercise needs. And how might you turn a simple sports-bra into a fashion masterpiece? Try getting yourself day-glo and neon-colored sports-bras that will really stand out in a crowd. If you want to get REALLY creative, try tie-dying your own designs on plain white bras. This looks is great because the extra brightness will surely attract all kinds of positive attention to you while you're doing your thing on the treadmill. Plus, after your workout, you can throw on a sheer tank or tee and everyone will see a hint of the rainbow underneath...

Who says you have to look sloppy or drabby while getting your exercise in?

Winter 2011-2012 Fashion College Trend Forecast

As winter slowly approaches, fashion school students and fashionistas study up on new, creative ideas for the upcoming season's fashion trends. Luckily for all of the concerned parties above, some trends on the forecast are bold, layered and more expressive than ever. If you're somebody who's interested in attending fashion design college, or you just love to spruce up your wardrobe every season, then read on for some especially sizzling fashion tips to keep your spirit warm this winter.

1. One great coat. A thick warm coat is a necessity as the temperature cools down and it begins to rain, hail and snow. If you want to go out and about in this weather, you must dress in layers to keep your body warm! This season, fashion school students can really make a statement with thick, knitted coats in bright, bold hues. For an urban-chic style, try a well-tailored trench or pea coat in a smart tweed. For a more bohemian look, try an oversized, wool wraparound sweater or poncho. To achieve a preppy but cute look, try a long toggle-coat.

2. Stay warm in a One-Piece. This winter, the fruitful, funky decade of the 1970's continues to influence fashion trends. Full-body jumpers, or "one-pieces" as we like to call them are taking the fashion world by storm, and they are definitely a must-have for some subtle elegance in winter. Depending on your body type, you can try a long-sleeved or sleeveless one-piece, or a scoop neck for a sexier, evening look. If you want to continue to experiment with different cuts and the way they flatter the figure, try a wide-legged bodysuit, a harem pant or a tighter, skinny-cut. Also, for a versatile style, try experimenting with different fabrics, such as silk, satin or even leather!

3. Mixing bold prints and patterns. It's never been cooler to be brave and memorable with print and color choices. Though any fashion-conscious creature fears clashing colors, the fall and winter catwalks have made it clear that one should not fear the idea of kicking their style up a notch this season. Try mixing a colored-jean with a prison-striped t-shirt. Color-blocking, (or combining the use of two or more solid blocks of color in one garment or ensemble) is also a super-hot look right now.

Remember, just because the weather outside is frightful and dreary doesn't mean your winter wardrobe has to be!

Women Casual Wear Fashion Tips

Comfort is the primary concern for any one whether a sports woman, housewife, college girl, or working woman. Women casual wear is the one way of getting such comforts. However besides the comfort, every woman wishes to look fashionable and keep up with the current fashion styles without looking sloppy and out of fashion.

Women Casual Clothes

Women those are lucky enough dressing in women's casual clothes everyday could face multiple challenges.

First challenge for the fashion seeker is building the core wardrobe.

Such wardrobe should have enough varieties to choose from.

Selecting the perfect one without looking like a slob is the basic objective.

Getting Help With a few Tips

For those aspiring to get the best women's casual or women fashion dresses can do well with a few tips to accomplish the task. Such tips would help them build up their casual attire. Here are some tips for such people.

Casual wear should be bought the same way as the regular wear for the women.

Since the challenge would be building up the best women dresses wardrobe with casual wear and sportswear, the steps should be taken in that direction only.

Best approach for casual clothing is buying trio colored and making the best mix.

Matching the wardrobe with the best color collection of fashion suits for women would be the right way for building it up.

Wardrobe should also contain accessories like handbags and purses besides shoes, stockings, goggles, and caps to match the best women dresses available.

Multiple colors are suitable for casual wear like the denim, tan, white, black, and khaki.

Matching Shoes

While the women skirts, miniskirts, Ritz outerwear and such other women dresses are great for enhancing the appearance and personality of a woman, one cannot undermine the value of matching shoes. Providing completeness to the apparel they offer the best solutions for converting the ordinary into something extraordinary. In the process they also enhance the beauty and elegance of the person substantially. Matching shoes go well with all types of casual wear including the sportswear.

Casual accessories like purses and handbags go well with the casual wear for women. Casual attire and classic looks are two different things but can be blended to make great combination in the world of fashion.

Paying For College - 5 Tips on Avoiding Tuition Sticker Shock

Congratulations, you just got into college. But now, you may be wondering how you're going to pay for it. The good news is that even though college expenses are on the rise, there are many options out there to help you. In fact, according to the College Board, the actual amount most students pay for college is significantly lower than the published tuition and fees. Whether you're going to a state college, fashion school, or Ivy League university, here are steps you can take to make college an affordable reality.

1. Share your good news with everyone. When you're accepted to college, announce this news to relatives, mentors, former teachers, and anyone who would be proud of your achievement. Along with this good news, ask these special people to invest financially in your future. Chances are, they will be happy for you, and happy to help you. Make it as easy as possible for them. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope. Or make your announcement via e-mail, and create a web page with a PayPal link that allows people to contribute online with a credit card.

2. Seek out scholarships from colleges. Remember, a college that has accepted you really wants you to attend, and very likely has free money available to you. Be proactive in contacting the school's financial aid office early, so they will know you as a person rather than a registration number.

3. Search the internet for scholarships. Many sites like and are one-stop hubs for scholarships from various businesses, community organizations, and special interest groups. Funds are awarded based on an array of criteria like minority background, religious faith, where you live, and even what industry your parents work in. You may be surprised at how many scholarships you qualify for.

4. Apply for federal loans. Federal loans have the best benefits and lowest rates. You can borrow up to $5,500 with the government Stafford loan, and, your parents can borrow up to the full cost of attendance, minus any other aid received, with the PLUS loan.

5. Try to graduate sooner. The quicker you graduate, the less money you will spend on your degree - and the sooner you start earning an income. Shaving even one semester off your time in college will save you thousands of dollars. Two-year degree programs like culinary school or fashion design school also fast track students into the workforce.

As a college student, you'll have plenty on your mind. Hopefully with these strategies, how you pay for tuition won't be one of them.

Womens Fashion Tips For Looking Great

FASHIONABLY CASUAL CHIC Many young women are making the shift from working in an office to working at home, many of them are opting to be stay-at-home moms or to start a home business so they can be more flexible. And many offices are finally allowing women to dress more casually at work, not just on Fridays, but all week long.

While students have always been able to dress as they please, more and more young women are now finding it possible to do the same. And retailers are stepping up to meet the rising demand for chic clothes that are comfortable and easy to care for, but look fashionable and trendy too.

Even so, it can be challenging to put together a unique wardrobe that is functional and looks good, too. If you are new to the work-at-home scene or a new mom, you may find yourself with a closet full of business wear and insufficient sportswear. What was once enough for weekends does not go very far when it becomes a daily thing. So, besides going shopping, how do you assemble a wardrobe of casual, comfy but fashionable pieces you can quickly pull together in the morning and still look great all day?

Start with what you love. You are now free to wear whatever you want, so get clear about what that is, You should already have some idea of your favorite looks from a quick check of your play clothes. And here's a list of basics that will give you style, comfort, options and versatility.

(1) An assortment of cute tees, tanks and tops. Buy only those you love. You are dressing to please yourself. So remember, if you don't feel good in it, it's probably not worth a second look

(2) Jeans, khakis, cropped and yoga pants in neutral colors that will mix well with your tops. Straight-leg pants are best but you can throw in a few flairs or baggies for diversion. Add a few short cotton or khaki a-line skirts for days you want to look more girlie. You can also add a longer print skirt, but make sure it's easy care and looks good wrinkled. Indian print skirts are ideal for this purpose. Finally, find a few pairs of shorts with a comfortable fit.

(3) Assorted active wear for cooler weather. Add a few sweater dresses to wear with leggings or tights for a change of pace. Long knit tunic tops work well with skinny jeans and leggings, too. You'll need a few cardigans in neutral or jewel tones. Wear the neutrals over colors and the jewel tones over black. For comfort and warmth, add some colorful leg warmers, like those featured in the Marc by Marc Jacobs fall collection.

(4) Sundresses that can be dressed up or down, one in basic black. Sundresses can also be covered with a light cardigan or shawl when the weather turns cool.

(5) One casual blazer to wear over a tee when you want to look businesslike. A basic black outerwear jacket with a fashionable cut to go with everything in cold climates, or a light suede or leather jacket for mild winters. In chilly locales, augment the jacket with a great knit hat, some colorful knit scarves, and one great pair of gloves.

(6) Cheap jewelry to amuse yourself when you grow bored with your outfits. A selection of inexpensive ballet flats in colors, a few pair of flip-flops and some Keds in a bright color. Don't forget an all-purpose bag. You may want to recycle your college backpack (great for stashing while shopping and it doubles as a diaper bag). Add a quality shoulder bag that goes everywhere and a small black clutch for evenings out.

(7) Fashionable claw-clips to pull your hair up and assorted ponytail bands for quick hair fixes.

(8) A plaid flannel work shirt (steal one from your boyfriend, husband or dad) to substitute for a cardigan or jacket.

(9) A baseball cap for bad hair days and a great pair of sunglasses.

(10) Recycle any business wear that can go casual. Some tanks and tees may work as well with jeans as with business suits, and you will save yourself from feeling like they are going to waste.

With casual clothes, it's best to stay in the low to moderate price range unless you have unlimited resources. Think Macy's, Dillards, department store junior departments, Target, J.C. Penney and Forever 21. All these retailers have an extensive, affordable and every-changing selection of trendy but inexpensive casual clothes. You can also find things online. And if you live in the city, shop street vendors for unique styles and colors where you can even haggle about price if you feel in the mood.

Simple Fashion Tips For the Fashionable Man

Your simple sense for fashion really isn't asking all that much is it? Trying to look good on a regular basis is not such a bad thing especially when many societies are built on first impressions. No matter what you do for a living or what college you went to, looking your best is important. Whether you're going to work, go out with friends, or over to your parents house, dressing for what the occasion should be fairly simple.

If you are a guy for example, who has a natural sense of fashion this comes easy for you. On the other hand perhaps a sense of fashion does not come natural. Regardless, mens fashion today is a thriving industry because of the thirst to look good for every occasion. If you need a slight boost in your fashion sense then the following mens fashion tips will help you determine what to wear when trying to look your best.

There is always an outfit that will fit every occasion, your physique, and your skin tone. In the workplace these days many offices are now taking a slightly laid back approach. Not such a bad thing right? But take pre-caution. You still need to show you are serious about your business. Try to maintain a balance between the two.

Here are a few clothing items a man should have in his arsenal:

A good pair of stylish jeans. There are many kinds of jeans. Make sure they match your body type. A great pair of shoes, a good assortment of ties, and a versatile jacket. You might add to this list with your work clothes, and your leisure wear. This is where you can reflect your personality and your style.

Other than looking good in your stylish clothing that reflects your personality, style, physique, and occasion, you need to practice good grooming habits. It does you no good if your hair cut is a mess and doesn't mesh with your clothing. Lastly, practice taking care of your skin. Its not too much to ask to wash your face and keep it clear of blemishes. Practicing all these tips will contribute to your overall look and first impressions you make on a daily basis.

Fashion for College Students - A Few Simple Guidelines for College Fashion

If you're like most college students, you like to get noticed when you go to class, but you don't want to put off the impression that you tried too hard. You don't want to look like you took an hour to get ready for your 8am class do you, or your 3pm class for that matter? You've got better things to do, like study for instance, riiight.

There are a few simple fashion for college students guidelines to follow here fellas.

1. Don't overdo it. Don't underdo it.

No lazy pants or sweat pants at any time, EVER. Throw on some nice looking jeans, chinos. You don't want to look like you slept in your clothes so see below for a tip on getting wrinkles out without a pesky iron. Don't wear suits or "business casual" to class. That's just a cry for attention. If you're just coming from work, well you don't have a choice, but avoid it if at all possible.

2. Wear nice shoes

I know you're poor, but do yourself a favor and spend $50 on a nice pair of brown Skechers (or the cheaper generic alternative if you're really strapped for cash). The first thing most of the ladies notice is your shoes. It can be a dealbreaker, especially if you wear those junked up superstars you've been wearing since junior year.

3. Funny shirts are a fashion for college students must.

If there is one language all college students understand, it's a funny t shirt. Pick up some funny graphic tees from the college humor guys. There are plenty of websites out there that sell funny t shirts for a pretty fair price. The widest selection is online. And please fellas, make sure you get the right size. Find a shirt that comes down just below your waistline and fits nicely around your arms.

4. Spend a few minutes on your hair

Hats are lame. Everyone and their brother wears a hat to class to hide their lame hair. It's played out. Don't do it. Get yourself a nice haircut and spend a few minutes on your hair before you leave. If you don't know much about hair, you can't go wrong with; short on the bottom, a bit longer on the top, toss some mousse in, and slick things forward. Leave a little length on the front so you can spike it up a bit. That will get you started. You're gonna need to learn for later in life though, so learn how to take care of your hair before your big job interview.

Those are the basic fashion for college student guidelines. Follow them and you'll look better, feel better, and you may even snag a few classy ladies along the way.

Fashion for college student tip:

Here's some advice. Rather than ironing everything, pick up a steamer. You fill it with water, plug it in, and run it over your clothes. The wrinkles just fall out. Trust me fellas. There's no need for creases in college, at least until you're in grad school.

Fashion Tips And Trends For This Season

Are you watching fashion shows? I like fashion in general and yes, I do watch fashion shows. Don't you find it odd that some of your friends will give their opinion about your relationships, but they will have anything but praise for your clothes. You can be one of the most terrible dressers out there, and your friends will still give you compliments on the way that you are dressed. I guess it's just one of those quirks of our society. Fashion tips are not easily given. In my opinion, this is unfortunate. A lot of individuals would appreciate some fashion advice. I know because I am one of them. I have always been completely blind to the latest fashion trends, and it has made my life more difficult than it would be otherwise. The problem is that I don't have that many people in my life willing to give me a fashion tip when I need it. Some of my friends are almost as bad as I am, so they tend to value me in my odd appearance. They feel that they might ruin the effect if they give me fashion tips. And there is also the fact that this is offensive - it is also a little bit crippling to my fashion sense. When I was young, I liked dressing like a slob, but not anymore. All I would need is a tip on fashion accessories, how to match pants and shirts, and various other basic things once in a while. I'm not asking for a guidebook, but a few fashion tips would be nice. In desperation, I have even looked at how to dress guides on the Internet, but none of them seem very good. Most of the fashion tips that they provide are so sleazy that they look like the 1980s fashion. I am sure that the persons around me don't dress like that, so I can't figure out how they get off giving those kinds of fashion tips. I guess that people pay for anything when it comes from someone who represents himself or herself as an expert. One thing I really like in a relationships is being able to get clothes tips. Even if I am not currently dating, my last girlfriend gave great fashion advice. She always was giving me fashion tips, even if I didn't ask for it. Although I didn't always appreciate them, I miss them in some ways now. I always knew that, if I was willing to follow her fashion tips, I would look sharp. I always feel good when I look nice. How about you?

The Secrets to a Successful Job Interview - Fashion School Tips For What to Wear

Preparing for a job interview can be stressful. Besides anticipating all the questions they're going to ask you, there's also the matter of what you're going to wear. And according to employment recruiters, how you dress is just as important as how you answer the interview questions. The good news is there are some simple rules for appropriate interview attire. Just follow these tips from fashion school experts, and you'll be dressed for success. 1. Know your industry. The most important rule is to dress appropriately for the job for which you're applying. Even though some job recruitment manuals might insist you wear a conservative suit or dress, you will look out of place (and a bit stuffy) if you're interviewing in a creative workplace like a dotcom, graphic design studio, or fashion design company. Likewise, dressing with creative flair will scare off recruiters at more buttoned down businesses. Do your homework and find out what the corporate culture is like, so you'll fit right in. 2. It's better to overdress than underdress. Given that you understand the corporate culture, it's still important to look your best. For example, even if everyone at your prospective workplace wears jeans and t-shirts you should still step it up in the style department. Men can add a sport coat and dress shoes to any casual ensemble for a more polished look; and women can look professional with a stylish top, sweater, or blazer no matter how laid back the work environment is. Remember, putting some effort into your interview attire shows that you care about the job, and that you respect the interviewer. 3. Have your clothes tailored. Nothing says, "This is the first time I've ever looked for a job" than showing up in a baggy, ill-fitting suit or blazer. Keep in mind that most suits need to be altered. The sleeves usually have to be taken in, and the back or sides might need a little tapering. So find yourself a tailor and have him make you look like a million bucks. Women who choose to wear a dress could also use a trip to the tailor. Whatever you wear - a suit, a shirt and slacks, a dress, anything - an impeccable fit is a professional fit. 4. Don't flash status or money. A job interview is not a time to show how expensive your wardrobe is. Clothes that broadcast luxury fashion design labels run the risk of making you look like you're privileged and may not need the job. You also don't want to intimidate your interviewer and make him or her think you're a spoiled trust fund baby. So leave the Versace runway dress and Fendi bag at home. And save them for the office holiday party. 5. Remember the deal breakers. There are a host of no-no's that might seem insignificant to you, but can instantly derail your interview before it even starts. Do not wear overpowering perfume, cologne, or aftershave. Do not wear too much jewelry. Don't show too much skin, and that goes for both men and women; no interviewer wants to see your chest hair or cleavage. Don't wear sneakers, even in creative environments. And don't wear too much make up. Your job interview is the time for you to shine. So let your wardrobe be the advantage that helps you land the job. If you always know the appropriate wardrobe for any occasion, then a career in fashion design might be right for you. Visit FIDM, Fashion design school for more info.

Greek Gear for You and Your Family

College is a time to meet some of your best friends that you will have for the rest of your life. One of the most common places that college students do this at is when joining a fraternity or sorority. These friends will be your sisters and brothers and essentially just like another family to you. That is why your Greek letters will mean so much to you once you graduate. During school, Greek clothing is easy to come by. Your fraternity or sorority will have Greek apparel with your letters on it to purchase so that you can show everyone who you're with. Once you leave school finding these Greek clothing is not as easy. When it comes time to get together again with your old sorority sisters, having Greek apparel to show off that you still remember your bonds of sisterhood is important. Whether you want a cute bag or Greek custom shirts that have your letters and maybe even a name or nickname that you went by, they can be easily created in several fun styles, colors and designs. If you are looking for other Greek apparel, you can make up an entire wardrobe of Greek clothing to suit your needs. Whether you want pants, hooded sweatshirts, sweaters, Greek custom shirts with rhinestones or glitter, it can be made for you and your sisters. If you are unsure about wearing your Greek letters on all your clothing, you can also have Greek apparel customized for other items as well. Backpacks, dog t-shirts, blankets, sheets, and towels can also be custom made in your colors, letters and various styles. This is nice for those that want to show their Greek pride but don't really want to commit to wearing it on their t-shirts, pants, hooded sweatshirts and jackets. Greek clothing makes great gifts for the whole family as well. When the holidays, birthdays and even college reunions come around, you can purchase Greek apparel for those that do not have any or only have a few selected items. Whether your parents are proud supporters of you and your sorority or fraternity you were in or your parents or sisters and brothers where in their own fraternity or sorority, Greek custom shirts are a nice reminder of the good times that they had as well as show family support for your school. No matter the reason, there is never a bad Greek apparel gift. No matter who you are purchasing Greek clothing for, or whether you are buying for the whole family, now you can have your Greek apparel custom made just for you so that you get exactly what you want in the style, colors, letters and design that you want it in. Never will you have to worry that it won't be what you wanted or that you had to settle for the next best thing. If it is not what you wanted, you can redesign it to make sure that you are happy with the finish product.