Say yes to a dress!

Yes,it is finally here Spring has arrived and with her arrival time to say “Yes to fabulous Dresses” No you are not getting married but a great dress will make you feel special. Get out of those big sweaters,baggy sweats and heavy coats and have some fun.

Easter,Mother’s day,Graduations and Wedding season are all upon us.So what do you wear? Divine one piece,sweet,romantic and so girly a great dress is your  universal answer to all questions what do I wear right now? The great thing about a dress is that it takes 30 seconds to put on and needs minimal accessorizing so it is very time efficient.

When you find the right dress or it finds you it is a match made in heaven.  I believe whatever your body type,age or style you can find the right dress for you.

1.Body type

The key points are the details,the shape and the neckline.If you follow these simple rules it will help you find the right dress for you.

Not a fan of color and print or color get a simple navy or grey dress and brighten it up with some bold or printed accessories.

Here are some of this season’s bags and shoes that will go perfectly with a solid dress.

2.Age,remember it is just a number so go with a trend you relate to!

The good news is there are so many trends this season that there is a trend for every age group to rock.

20’s and 30’s-sweet and girly is the way to go,Ruffles or Polka dots are the best trend to rock this season.Pink,Yellow and Blue are your go to colors.

 

30’s and 40’s-Floral dresses with a little structure are your thing, If florals are not your thing rock a great lace dress with sharp lines.Plenty of dresses with sleeves and collars out there if sleeveless is not your thing.A classic  printed wrap dress is a great option as well and they never go out of style.

 

40’s and 50’s Animal is the trend for you to rock this season.Look for a sophisticated version with great details.

 

60’s and 70’s,I love the Shirt Dress it offers great structure,style and coverage and is so chic.

70’s and above opt for a modern streamlined sheath dress with sweet details.

 

 

3.Style-Find the dress that reflects your personality!

The good news is even if you are not a dress person there are styles out there this spring that will reflect your personality.The way you accessorize a dress can also make it your style.

Classic-Shirt dresses and Sheath dresses in crisp cottons or linens.Gingham and seersucker are great options as well.Accessorize wit a simple flat shoe,a leather belt and a classic cardigan.

Sporty-Polo Dresses and  Tee Shirt dresses in soft cotton jersey.Look for active dresses as well.Pair with a great sneaker and a visor or a striped tote.

Bohemian-Ditzy printed Floral dresses in cotton gauze or voile.Look for this season amazing scarf print dresses.Mix with an embroidered shoe and a straw bag.

Fashionista-Ruffles in sheer chiffon is your go to option this season.Match it with a feather shoe and an art inspired clutch.Set it off with an over the top statement earring.

Avante-Garde-All about zany mixed dots or stripes in innovative fabrics.Contrast it with a bold shoe in yellow or bright blue and pair it with an oversized bag.Feel free to mix prints for the season’s edgiest look.

 

“Now you have no reason not to try a dress this season.”

Happy Easter ♥ Sunil

 

 

5 tips to find your perfect bag-most read post

We all know that have the perfect handbag polishes your outfit and makes your life easy and effortless.It is an effective way to enhance even the simplest outfit and your figure.Here are 5 simple tips to set you on the road to finding your dream bag.

Buying the right bag.

1.How does it look?

Just because  it is the most exquisite think you have ever seen,it does not qualify it to be your handbag.Try it on as you would a dress in front of a full length mirror.Look at it from every angle,making sure it compliments your shape and personality.Remember that you are the star of your show and your bag is your supporting player.

The bag should be in proportion to your height and figure(shape).Here are a few pointers.

If you are petite,look for shorter handles or adjustable straps,you do not want it to hang too low on your body.Make sure it fits everything you need without being too big.If you are tall make sure than handbag does not sit too high on your body and is proportionate for your frame.An overly structured bag can be hard to pull off and pay a lot of attention to your evening bags.If you are curvy,structured bags work best and be more bold in your choices.

Here is a simple chart to show which bags complement your body type.

If you are not sure of your body type here is a tool to help you.

The bag should also fit your personality.make sure it expresses who you are.

2.How does it feel?

If you love shoulder bags,make sure the strap is a width that sits comfortably on your shoulder and does not dig in.Walk around a bit and see if the strap slips.Does the bag sit well under your arm.Make sure the metal hardware does not rub in to your body.Ask the store clerk if you can put your stuff in the bag and make sure it is not too heavy.Your handbag should not exceed 8% of your body weight.For example if you weigh a 150lbs you bag when full should not exceed 12lbs.One of the most common causes of back and shoulder pain among women is the weight of their handbag.

3.Will it keep me organized?

Check to make sure your wallet,cell phone and keys are all quickly accessible as those are the 3 things that you use the most.Nothing is more unstylish than a woman digging around in her handbag or emptying the entire contents to find something.When buying a day bag make sure it is secure and prevents items from being lost or stolen.When buying an evening bag make sure it fits all your needs.There is nothing worse that having to carry a cell phone and an evening bag in the same hand.

4.Does it fit your lifestyle?

Think about when and where you will use your bag.If you commute to work by public transportation you will want a sturdy bag that is weather resistant.If you spend a long time in a car you may want a bag that sits up so that the contents can be easily accessed.If you spend a lot of your time with kids you will need a hands free bag.Darker hues,treated leather and nylon bags stand up better to daily wear.

5.How does it compliment my clothing wardrobe?

Make sure the color and style of you bag compliments your wardrobe.You should have tones that match for work and tones that contrast for casual and fun options.If you wardrobe is all neutral get a great tan or brown for day a red for casual and a print for evening.Always remember your bag should not distract from your outfit but enhance it.

 

Your bag wardrobe

Ideally it should be tons of options that complement your clothing but there are 5 main categories that you should have in your closet.

The casual day bag-this is your bag for your days off,this is your fun bag that works well with jeans.Go for a shade that pops and a style that elevates any casual outfit.Messengers,hobos,bucket and drawstring bags work well in this category.

The structured day bag-this is your work bag,it must be versatile and organized.Go for a rich neutral shade like black,brown or tan.make sure it has polish and goes well with dressier clothes.

The tote bag-this is essential for when you are carrying a lot specially your computer.Structure,stitching and hardware elevate this bag.This bag will prevent you from having to carry multiple bags.

The evening bag-this bag is more of a statement but make sure it holds all that you need.Black,silver and gold are great colors.This is one place where you can buy a piece that makes you swoon.

The seasonal trend-this is for the true fashionista,it is fun,fabulous and fashion forward.It is a little bit of a conversation piece and a show stopper.Here are some of Spring’s Top Trends for 2019.

 

So have fun finding your perfect purse companion!

♥ Sunil

 

5 Practical and Stylish trends for the Holidays!

Here are 5 fashion trends to for holiday that are both stylish and practical…

 

1.The color Red

After years of black dominating Holiday fashion red as emerged as a viable alternative.So this season give your little black dress and black pumps a break and work some red.It is so festive and will make you feel sassy and sexy.If head to toe red is not your thing rock a red bag or shoe.Red is a color that can be worn by many skin tones.

2.Shine and Shimmer

This season is all about shine.Bring out the little girl in you and make sure you sparkle like the diamond that you are.This is the perfect trend to sport this Holiday season.Make sure you sparkle wherever you go.

3.Kitten Heels

After years of sky high heels being mandatory for the holidays it is now all about the kitten heel.So no more taking your life in your hands as you totter across icy sidewalks in agonising pain for the sake of fashion.Sport some sweet,stylish kittens and skip to you event.

4.Faux Fur

Faux fur is one of the must have trends for the holiday season.Not only is it going to keep you warm on one of the coldest Thanksgivings on record it is completely cruelty free.Additional advantages are that it is much more affordable than the real thing and is machine washable.So grab a jacket,scarf and hat in faux fur and yes it is perfectly okay to wear all 3 at once.

5.Functional Clutches

Finally we are seeing evening bags that can actually hold all your stuff and make a statement at the same time.It used to be that you had to really edit what went into your clutch and then carry your phone in your other hand.Well not anymore,larger evening bags are all the rage this season so do work one.

So once in awhile fashion does give you trends to be practical,so enjoy this holiday gift.f you see any of these items for Sale on Black Friday Grab them!

Love Sunil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Things you must do this Fall !

Here are 5 simple things you can do to reflect this season most significant trends.

1.Rock some Red

Red is the number 1 color this season and is outselling black in certain items,if head to toe red is not your thing a great bag or shoe will do just fine.

2.Take a walk on the Wild side.

It is all about everything animal,be brave and rock an animal print coat or just be subtle and work a great print shoe

For more on this seasons must have prints go to http://sunilr.com/blog/must-have-prints-this-fall/

3.Put on some Boots

This season is all about boots,Western,Knee High or Patent it is the must have footwear of the season.

 

4.Make a Statement with a Bag

This season it is all about the statement bag,bold,colorful and lots of logos and bling.The bag is the new star of your outfit.

5.Wrap a Scarf

On your head,your neck or just about anywhere on your body it is all about the visual attention a great iconic scarf brings.

So with these 5 simple things you can up for Fashion game this Fall!

The Bags & Shoes you must have right Now!

Yes,it is that time again,for me to tell you all about the fabulous bags and shoes you should be rocking right now!

If you only can buy one bag and shoe this season make sure it is the red one.A great pop of red goes with everything and instantly elevates your outfit.

If you are a person who loves solids and tends to wear them all the time,adding an animal print bag or shoe will break up the monotony and give you some extra zing.Do this when wearing jeans or black pants and it will make them extra fabulous.

The must have boot this season is inspired by the American west.There are tamer versions for us city slickers but if you are a cowgirl at heart go all out with fringe,rhinestones and studs.

Drama and high impact is what this boot will bring to your wardrobe.The key to making it work is to wear it with a very feminine skirt or dress.

The Kitten Heel that was a huge trend this Spring has only gotten stronger for Fall and specially for Holiday.Not only are they so chic and ladylike they are also very comfortable.

Like I have always said fashion is about the yin and yang so as much as designers are having a love affair with kitten heels this season is also about the sky high pointy toe pump.This is a classic shoe and has been given the twist of texture and embellishment this season.

The cross body is great because it keeps your hands free,some of the must haves this season have embellished straps so they act as an additional focal point as they go across your body.Look for ones that have a removable strap that can do double duty as a clutch.

The Bucket Bag is all about casual chic,if you are a jeans and tshirt girl this is the bag for you.Look for durable leathers in vibrant fall colors or graphic logos both will give your outfit polish.

If you love carrying a lot of this is the perfect trend for you.This season it is all about a logoed graphic tote that can make a statement and be so practical at the same time.

The banded clutch gives you an extra element by not only making sure you are carrying your clutch correctly but also giving you the illusion of an extra cuff.This is a great bag for the holidays.