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What Is A -Third Piece-?
A -third piece- is a piece of clothing or an accessory which can be worn with your existing outfit to enhance its overall look. I would call it a piece of layering garment or accessory. If you do not understand what I mean by “layering” then read my hub on Layering Clothesfirst.
It cannot be called a new concept in the world of fashion but just another fancy name to define a fashion trend. So what are the garments and accessories which fall under the category of the -third piece-? Read on to find out.
Blazers can act as the perfect third piece when you are dressing to look casual and yet you want that slight touch of a semi-formal look.
Add in a blazer when you are getting ready for work on a Friday with a pair of jeans, t-shirt and jeweled flats OR wear it even when you are out shopping or lounging with friends. It is a very classy piece for layering and instantly transforms a casual outfit into a semi-formal one.
Classic cardigans are the traditional ones with a crew neck.
At first glance they may seem to look old fashioned and suitable only for the older generation but they can work as the perfect third piece for office wear. And let me tell you that they are certainly not old fashioned because leading brands such as J. Crew and Banana Republic comes up with this style in a variety of colors and patterns every season.
You can wear the classic cardigan with a button down shirt and a pair of black pants for work OR a tank and jeans for a casual outing.
Long cardigans can serve as an excellent third piece with casual outfits. The beauty of the long cardigan is that it makes you look effortlessly chic and I simply love that slouchy, yet fashionable look!
They are extremely versatile and can be worn with jeans or leggings during the winter or with a pair of shorts in the summer.
Take a long cardigan, pair it with a plain solid tank, skinny jeans (or leggings or shorts) and flats or heels and you are good to go! And because the look is so easy and effortless to achieve, I would give it the maximum points for simplicity in fashion.
If you have more time at hand, the long cardigan look can be made more stylish by adding on accessories such as a bold colored scarf or jewelry such as a long, chunky necklace, bracelet or earrings.
Shrugs are cute little pieces of attire which can be used as third pieces with casual wear as well as evening gowns and dresses.
When the weather is slightly chilly and yet you want to wear that sexy halter neck dress of yours, pair it with a sequined or a velvet shrug and you wouldn’t have to worry about the weather any longer!
There are a whole bunch of other ways in which you can wear a shrug. Some examples are;
Wearing a knitted shrug over a knitted skirt and stockings OR
A lacy one with a short dress OR
Teaming them up with other winter clothing such as shawls and scarves.
What more can I say about scarves? They are most versatile fashion accessory ever invented! They can be worn with almost any piece of clothing and will certainly never go out of style. And yes, they are one of the most affordable fashion items in the market today.
A must for any woman’s wardrobe, they are an excellent choice of a third piece in itself or when teamed up with other pieces.
These days, the variety of scarves available are myriad and if you want to know all about how you can tie a scarf in different ways, do read my hub on Different Ways To Wear A Scarf.
Shawls And Wraps
Shawls and wraps work well as a third piece with an evening dress.
They can be used both for warmth and as a fashion accessory. They add elegance to your attire and can be made up of sheer, lacy fabrics or expensive silks and brocades.
You can either drape the shawl/wrap loosely below your shoulders and tuck in the loose ends around your elbows OR cover your shoulders if it gets chilly when you are outside. Either way, it adds class and style to your ensemble.
A chunky necklace is an accessory which works well as a single piece of jewelry. Hence it can be used as a great third piece with a plain outfit. Here are some ideas;
Wear a colorful long necklace with a pair of jeans and a plain t-shirt to transform your outfit from casual to dressy.
Chunky necklaces made up of colorful plastic, natural stones or shells are a perfect add on for the summer with a strapless dress or a sundress.
For a more formal occasion you can wear a choker style chunky necklace made up of semi precious or precious stones with a sexy evening dress.
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We all know that autumn weather can be variable; a day that starts off looking warm and sunny can quickly become damp and chilly, and vice versa. This can present something of a dilemma when it comes to choosing what to wear for the day. You don’t want to find yourself freezing in just a light summer dress or a t-shirt, but nor do you wish to find yourself sweltering during an unanticipated warm spell. Investing in some stylish ladies cardigans is a great way to create a versatile layered effect that you can easily adapt to any changes in the weather.
A good cardigan goes with almost anything, and because they’re generally made from warm but lightweight material, it’s easy to take them off and carry them around in warmer temperatures. They also look great tied around your waist if you’re wearing a casual outfit. Much more convenient than dragging around a heavy winter coat!
Not only are cardigans practical, they’re also very on trend this season, thanks to the current vogue for 30s and 40s-inspired fashion. Try wearing a front-buttoned cardigan over a pencil skirt or knee-length Jersey dress with classic court shoes for a fabulously retro-chic look. Stick to understated colours such as grey, white and deep reds and blues, and consider accessorising with a beaded necklace and some earrings.
For a more casual look, ladies cardigans also work well with a t-shirt and jeans, or a long women’s top. You can choose either long or short-sleeved depending on what works best with your outfit. When shopping, remember that they’re supposed to be loose-fitting and comfortable. Not only does this mean you can wear them over almost anything without difficulty, they can also skim over your hips and flatter your figure.
A number of retailers are debuting their autumn/winter collections over the coming weeks, and many will be running special offers and sales as well. So there’s never been a better time to enjoy some retail therapy! If you find that you often struggle to find a wide range of attractive ladies cardigans in your size, don’t forget to check out the online shopping catalogues. They often stock a wider selection than you can find at the high street, generally at more attractive prices. Many women prefer the -try before you buy’ approach to clothes shopping, so most leading online catalogues now offer easy, free return policies in case your choice of cardigan fails to live up to expectations!
If you’re feeling a little drab with your outfits, don’t worry. Whether you’re planning a family outing, attending a formal party or dinner, or just going out for a night on the town, you can spruce up any of your outfits with stylish fashion jewelry. Don’t spend more money on new clothes – accessorize the outfits you already have with lovely fashion jewelry. Here are some great tips to help you achieve the look and feel you want with almost any outfit.
Fashion Jewelry Necklaces – Slender the Neckline
Necklaces can enhance the look of your shirt, sweater or dress by adding color, brightness and beauty. You can even make your neck and upper body appear thinner by wearing certain types of necklaces. For example, if you have a solid colored shirt or dress with a rounded neckline, wear a necklace of medium length that hangs in a V-shape. The V-shape will make the neckline appear narrow and will also draw attention away from the arms and shoulders. For a larger person with broad shoulders, this is a thrilling discovery! It’s the easiest weight-loss program around!
For shirts or dresses with a V-shaped neckline, a medium to short necklace that’s more rounded looks nice. Again, wearing opposites near the neck draws attention away from other areas, so a slender look is achieved once more. The type of slide you choose also makes a difference. Use a slide that matches or complements your outfit, but choose the size and shape carefully. Fashion jewelry necklaces and slides look different on everyone depending on the person’s neckline size and body shape. Even the shape of the face should be considered.
Some types of fashion jewelry necklaces include beads, pearls, diamonds, chains (rope or regular), twist, multi-chain, braided, etc. There are also many themes to choose from in slides, including animals and nature, elegant designs, bead assortments and more.
Bracelets and Earrings
Once you find a necklace, choose a bracelet and earrings to complement the necklace. Or, you can buy all of these in a set. Bracelets help make your ensemble complete. Earrings help bring attention to your face and away from your upper body and shoulders. Some earrings shine and glisten while others are plain and simple. Either way, they make great additions to your apparel.
If you like silver, then try sterling silver jewelry. It’s gorgeous for all occasions and comes in a variety of styles, sizes and shapes. If you are allergic to many types of jewelry, then hypoallergenic fashion jewelry might be a solution. Hypoallergenic fashion jewelry looks the same as other jewelry, but is made a certain way as to not trigger allergic reactions. If you have skin rashes or other reactions to jewelry, try hypoallergenic fashion jewelry before giving up all together. You might be pleasantly surprised!
Fashion Jewelry and other Accessories for Work
When dressing for work, use fashion jewelry to dress for success. Add a necklace, watch and matching handbag to your work apparel to show you are ready for the tasks ahead. Keep work-related jewelry simple so it doesn’t get in the way. For example, rings that are very large or pointy might be a hindrance if you work with your hands often. Choose fashion jewelry for work that’s both sensible and fashionable.
Shopping for Fashion Jewelry made Easy on the Web
You can easily shop for beautiful fashion jewelry online and save time and money. Many fashion jewelry sites sell all types of jewelry, watches, handbags and even other products such as luggage, Italian charms, etc. When ordering online, you can take your time to browse all the categories and choose the fashion jewelry that works best for you.
Boys’ clothes are getting cooler and cooler all of the time. Moms and boys continue to complain that COOL boys clothes are non-existent. Well, times are a changin. More and more designers are jumping into the market of serving the COOL BOY in a variety of looks. Now thanks to online shopping its easier than ever to find cool clothes for boys. Weve even found boys ONLY boutiques. Now thats a start!
So, how can you make your little boy look cool? First and foremost no animals or characters on clothes no matter what the shirt says. Second, tucking shirts in and wearing belts are ok for the holidays, but they sure aren’t the cool hip look we are going for.
There are several looks that should be pulled together in 2006. If you are going for a look, go all the way. Add accessories, this is a must for attaining our designer look.
Surfer Dude: The Look: Laid back and casual. Shop for vintage inspired tees and pair them up with shorts or cargo pants. Accessorize with a SURF dogtag or anything hemp.
Sport Boy: The Look: Sports team Ts and Track pants. This look is always a win win with both mom and the boy. Layer a long sleeve waffle tee under a Sports shirt for an updated look. Accessorize with a baseball, football or basketball cuff bracelet and coordinating necklace (keep the length a choker).
Vintage Casual Boy: The Look: Comfy but Cool. Boys always love this look because it is comfy, casual and looks cool. This look is all about layering, and choosing pieces that have a pre-worn look and feel. Accessorize in a vintage bottle cap necklace or neck pieces made out of distressed leather like recycled pieces, jewelry shouldnt look so put together.
Preppy: The Look: Put together. The Preppy Look is back. To keep this look updated layer with your Polo shirts and leave them untucked. Accessorize with stainless steel or silver accessories for a classic look.
Rocker Boy: The Look: Edgy and ultra-cool. Shop for tees with an edge (literally a non-finished edge), vintage rock bands or skulls are a must have and popping up all over the fashion scene pair them up with distressed jeans. Accessorize with a guitar pick necklace or ROCK dogtag.
Moto X: The Look: Hip and real boyish. Shop for tees with saying or graphic images, pair it with a cargo or skate denim jean or khaki pant. Accessorize with jewelry made out of real toys, like bike chains and spokes for a real tough look!
For many people, going on a cruise is the vacation of a lifetime and because of all the anticipation it can be hard to know what appropriate attire for a cruise is. If this is your first cruise experience, let us help outline a great packing list that will get you through days by the pool, excursions in-land and of course elegant meals in the dining room. Take a look at our suggestions below and check your closet!
First and foremost is the maxi dress. This is by far the first and most important item you should be packing. A maxi dress is the epitome of fashion dresses today and casual wear combined. You can wear this dress around the pool, with flip flops for in-land day trips and yes to the dining hall at night. The only thing necessary to dress up this already ravishing dress is the right accessories. Add a sparkling necklace and over-sized earrings and you have an evening full of glamour ahead of you.
Next, depending on where your cruise is headed you will need a fabulous bathing suit to sport by the pool. No matter what your body type or preferred style in the past, you may want to consider the four-way stretch suit. If you have no curves this type of bathing suit will create them for you through the specifically placed cut-outs. On the other hand, if you do have curves than you will look stunning in this style of bathing suit. An always great alternative to this style of bathing suit is the halter bikini. This is a timeless swimwear classic that suits any body type and comes in a number of different colors.
A great cover-up is another must have on your list. There are so many great cover-ups on the market today the choices are literally endless. You have the option to use your maxi dress as a cover-up but your other choices include:
Terry clothed rompers and smock dresses are the next most popular choice
V-neck, low cut tunics with or without a tie
Terry cloth hoodie with v-neck
Strapless sun dresses
This is just a short list of the different cover-ups available to you.
Lastly, don’t forget a small, yet great selection of tank tops and halter tops. These have been the staples in women’s fashion trends for years and sometimes the classics are a perfect choice. They can be covered up with a cardigan on chilly nights at sea and worn perfectly with shorts or skirts during the day.
Packing for a cruise, no matter how long you are going for, can be easy if you know what to pack and how to wear it properly throughout your trip. Women’s casual clothing is back in style and what this means for your next vacation is style and comfortable combined into one great style. Easy to pack and even easier to wear!