Spring 2015 – ‘Man’in it!
It is often said that men have it easier than women when it comes to fashion. Men do not have as large a plethora of clothing, footwear and accessories as women have to choose from. Traditionally, men have also been limited by the colours that they can wear (wearing pink would have been a big ‘no-no’ about a decade ago. However, times are a changing! Today, men have a lot more of variety available to them. So, when the season of Spring comes along, bringing with it weather that can change drastically within a matter of hours, men face nearly the same dilemmas as women. Thankfully, the high fashion industry has given us some great ideas on how men can be highly fashionable which making sure they do not end up ill dressed for a sudden Spring shower! Here’s a look at what is in and what is not:
- Hot in pink! That phrase no longer only applies to women. Men can pull off wearing most shades of pink, particularly in Spring, and still look as manly as ever. Muted pinks have been favored more, though, with Versace using it heavily throughout its Spring-Summer 2015 men’s collection.
- Hats On! That’s right, hats have made a comeback to the high fashion scene in a big way and this year labels have launched their own hat collections. Take Kenzo’s x New Era collection of hats, featuring posh caps. Keeping you cool and stylish, you don’t have to be mad to be a ‘hatter’!
- Ankle high: Although it may be tempting to step out in full length jeans or trousers, ankle length is the trend of the moment – showcased at the recent Milan Fashion Week 2015. Whether you like ankle length hems on your pants or simply roll up your jeans, baring your ankles will not only add to your style but will also keep your pants clean in case of a sudden downpour. Be warned though, Spring night not be the best time to wear actual shorts – so wait till summer sets in to go shortsy!
- Tracks are the new jeans. Kanye West’s 2015 collection for Adidas nicely blends slim fitting neutral coloured track pants with casual, bright T-shirts. It is an extremely comfortable, laid back, yet highly fashionable style that men can be expected to sport this Spring and probably into the summer too.
Different Styles of Wearing a Crop Top with Belly Fat
Crop tops are the cutest outfits for casual as well as occasional wear. Even if you got a little extra fat under your belly, let it not hold you up from flaunting your fashionable side. You too can wear crop tops in style; just as the saying goes, you can have your cake and eat it too! All you need is finding the model of crop top that suits you and pairing it right. Here are different ways of wearing a crop top with belly fat.
Loose or lengthy styles
You can easily find loose fitted or long crop tops that help coverup your midriff. With these, you don’t have to be so conscious of your belly showing. You need to pair this type of crop top, with pants or jeans to make it appear stylish. You may also go for tight-fitted pants if you’re comfortable, as it gives you an overall well shaped look.
With a boxy shaped top, you can easily pull off a decent look without drawing any attention to your belly area. Boxy crop top and a skirt is a great combo that works just right, without appearing too sloppy.
Pair with high-waisted pants
If you choose to go with a short, body-hugging crop top, you can pair it with high-rise jeans or pants to cover the belly area. With this look, you only show what you want to. It works as both formal and casual.
Pair with flowing skirts
Skirts go well with crop tops and you can decide how high on your waist to conceal the tummy part. Light and flowing skirts with full-sleeved crop tops add a feminine quality. You may also choose a sleeveless crop top, but remember to accessorize it with drop earrings to add some highlight.
Pair with palazzos
You cannot go wrong with palazzos, even if you have tummy area issue. Pairing crop tops with palazzos not only does the job of hiding the fatty layer, but also creates a style statement. Crop tops with collar necks add a more refined look.
Pair with pencil skirt
If you are proud of your curves, then pencil skirts are a great way of accentuating your feminineness. A black skirt creates a formal look. Accessorizing it with a scarf or a dark colored handbag completes the attire.
Pair with a lehenga
A lehenga is a popular choice of Indian girls for parties or festivities. Crop tops complement the lehenga perfectly and the look suits all sizes. You can go with the design that suits you best.
Pair with a saree
A saree is another top pick when it comes to Indian traditional wear and is mostly paired with a blouse. A fitted crop top in a color that matches the saree is a stylish alternative and a fresh fashion idea! When you drape the saree right, there is no more fat belly showing and you will end up looking graceful.
Steps on How to Wash Jeans in Washing Machine
Jeans are the choice of clothing for people all over the world. Their popularity is due to their durability and value for money. But most people do not realize that good washing practices can go a long way in preserving that favorite pair. Here are some simple steps on how to wash jeans in washing machine:
Step 1: Set the machine to delicate cycle
Set the wash cycle to delicate or gentle mode. This setting protects your pair from wear and tear. It also ensures that the color and design on the jeans stay intact.
Step 2: Use a mild detergent
Mild washing machine detergents do not contain any bleaching agents and so retain the original texture of the fabric for a long time.
Step 3: Fill the machine with cold water
Cold water is highly recommended for washing jeans, especially those of the darker shade. This is a must to ensure that the colors do not run. Hot water is an absolute NO – it will ruin the fabric and cause it to shrink too.
Step 4: Loading instructions
Firstly, turn the jean inside out. Next, wash them with clothes of similar color and texture to avoid damage to the fabric and color.
Step 5: Drying
Never ever tumble dry your jeans in the dryer. Line drying your jeans is the best way to have them looking bright and fresh. Also, to prevent shrinkage stretch them before drying them.
Follow these steps and your jeans are sure to thank you for taking good care of them.