The Best Holiday Destinations In The UK–Topshop

Haven’t booked a holiday abroad this summer? Don’t worry – with the heatwaveA heat wave is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries. showing no signs of disappearing you can actually get that holidayA holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities, especially business or work, are suspended or reduced. Generally, holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance. Holidays may be designated by governments, religious institutions, or other groups or organizations. The degree to which normal activities are reduced by a holiday may depend on local laws, customs, the type of job being held or even personal choices. feeling right here in the UK. To help you plan the ideal weekend trip, we picked five places you should visit this summer…

The countryside: Costwolds
The Cotswolds are the ideal destination if you want to escape the city. Explore the quintessentially British villages or take a walk in the green hills to completely switch off.

The mountains: Lake District
Tank up new energy in the Lake District’s soaring mountains. Awe-inspiring landscapes, beautiful lakes and a fascinating history – we think it’s almost better than a yoga retreat in Ibiza.

The seaside: Whistable
Indulge in fresh seafoodSeafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans., go for a swim and browse the local independent shops and galleries the lovely seaside spot has to offer.

The picturesque town: Corfe Castle
Set high in the pretty Purbeck hills, Corfe Castle and its village are incredibly picturesque. The romantic ruins of the castle look like the perfect backdrop for you holiday snaps.

The cultural spot: Edinburgh
If you fancy a city break with cultural value look no further than Edinburgh. With its annual Fringe Festival taking place in August it’s the place to be this late summer.

source:https://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/07/the-best-holiday-destinations-in-the-uk

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How To Do Airport Style Like A Celebrity–Topshop

It’s peak travel season and we know it’s never easy to pack the perfect holiday wardrobe. And then there is the question of what to wear for the journey. Get inspired by those who do airport style best – celebrities – to nail that comfy yet stylish travel look…

Jumpsuits
Jessica Alba knows that a jumpsuit is the solution for those long travel days where you just can’t figure out what to wear. It’s basically an entire outfitsClothing can be made of textiles, animal skin, or other thin sheets of materials put together. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depend on body type, social, and geographic considerations. Some clothing can be gender-specific. – all in one. And it’s also super comfy.

Maxi Dresses
When travelling, maxi slip dresses are always a good idea. You don’t have to worry about your clothes getting in the way when you’re carrying your luggage. Kylie Jenner wears a splash of colour on top.

Mini Skirts
There’s nothing more iconic than the mini skirtsA skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context.. Make like Taylor Swift and wear a jumper on top to be prepared for the air conditioning on the plane.

Leggings
Leggings are an all-time travel classic, best paired with an oversized T-shirtsA shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body (from the neck to the waist).Originally an undergarment worn exclusively by men, it has become, in American English, a catch-all term for a broad variety of upper-body garments and undergarments. In British English, a shirt is more specifically a garment with a collar, sleeves with cuffs, and a full vertical opening with buttons or snaps (North Americans would call that a “dress shirt”, a specific type of “collared shirt”). A shirt can also be worn with a necktie under the shirt collar. to give you some extra cosiness. Lily Cole finishes the look with a hat and its added bonus of extra privacy when taking a nap on the plane.

Co-ords
How comfy does Cara Delevingne’s velvet co-ord look? We’re already imagining being snuggled up in our airplane seat watching a movie. Always remember, your holiday starts as soon as you enter the airport.

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The Most Iconic Denim Mini Skirts Of All Time–Topshop

The denimDenim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas). mini skirtsA skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. has been an undisputed classic since the ’90s, and we’re currently loving it more than ever. And even better: it is now available in any colour, print and shape you can imagine at Topshop. To celebrate the little wardrobe wonder, we’re looking back at some of the most iconic celebrity looks featuring a denim mini…

Kate Moss in a white version in 2003
Bella Hadid wearing bleached minis in 2016 and 2017
Christina Aguilera in the shortest denim mini ever at the 2002 MTV awardAn award is something given to a person, a group of people, like a sports team, or an organization in recognition of their excellence in a certain field.[1][2] An award may be accompanied by trophy, title, certificate, commemorative plaque, medal, badge, pin, or ribbon. An award may carry a monetary prize given to the recipient. For example: the Nobel Prize for contributions to society, or the Pulitzer prize for literary achievements. An award may also simply be a public acknowledgment of excellence, without any tangible token or prize of excellence.

Claudia Schiffer opting for pastel A-Line variations in 1994
Sienna Miller styling a loose denim skirt in 2005
Rihanna in her favourite cut-off mini in 2016
Paris Hilton’s iconic The Simple Life pleated skirt in 2003
Alexa Chung in a black button-down in 2016
Naomi Campbell backstage wearing a low-rise skirt in 2003

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What To Wear In The Heat If You Don’t Like Dresses–Topshop

Looking for an alternative to the summer dress? Look no further, because this summer we’re loving all-in-one jumpsuitA jumpsuit is a one-piece garment with sleeves and legs and typically without integral coverings for feet, hands or head. The original jump suit is the functional one-piece garment used by parachuters., pretty playsuits and cute co-ords just as much as the classic sundress. Keep scrolling to discover how to styleThe basic defining characteristics of a person, everything from talk, dress, hairstyle, demeanor, etc. the three key styles now…

Playsuits
Like the idea of a tea dress, but want more comfort? A floral embroidered playsuit should solve your problem. Add a bit of an edge to the look with a pair of leather sliders, novelty earrings, a beaded tote and twisted headband.

Co-Ords
The denim co-ord is the undisputed key piece of the moment. Pair yours with a simple ribbed top, chunky trainers and gold accessoriesA fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look. to stand out from the crowd.

Jumpsuits
A jumpsuit is your solution for those days where you just can’t figure out what to wear. We’re loving this retro polka dot style, paired with colourful sandals and elegant raffia or tortoiseshell accessories.

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The Slumflower On Why We Are So Scared Of Being Alone–Topshop

It’s been a huge year for Chidera Eggerue, aka The Slumflower. The 23-year-old blogger started the ground-breaking movement #saggyboobsmatter encouraging women to challenge commonly-held body standards, presented a BBC Newsbeat documentary about young people and alopecia, and has written her first book. Ahead of the release of What A Time to be Alone this week, we caught up with her at South-East London hotspot Peckham Levels to talk about solitude, saggy boobsBoob is slang for a woman’s breast or for a stupid or foolish person. and big noses…

How did you come up with the moniker Slumflower?

I came across this duo called Street Etiquette that created this really beautiful project called Slumflower about this young boy who lived in the hood and really loved flowers. They highlighted a really delightful juxtaposition – the concept of a rose growing from concrete.

Your book is called What a Time to be Alone – what inspired that title?

It’s all about celebrating solitude. I feel like we’re in a generation where we’re so scared of being alone. We think that being alone means that you’re lonely, so what I aim to do with this book is actually transform the way that we view spending time with yourself. I want to encourage people to give themselves a chance and understand that there is so much value in your own company and if you manage to build it yourself you’ll find that you’ll have much more fruitful and healthy relationships with other people.

What is it about this generation that motivated you to write the book?

We’re definitely living in a time where notifications and distractions are at an all-time high, which means that when we do spend alone it’s often on our phones so we’re not really ultimately alone – we’re just looking at other people’s lives. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; I just think that it becomes a little bit toxic when you spend more time on others than yourself. It’s now time to look at ourselves, to centre ourselves and focus on ourselves. That isn’t selfish. Ultimately I think the better you treat yourself, the better you treat other people. The more you understand yourself, the more you can understand other people.

How does What a Time to be Alone differ from other books that address the topics of self-love, self-acceptance and female empowerment?

This book isn’t designed to fix you or give you the answer to all of life’s questions; this book is to help you ask questions. It’s to inspire you to look at yourself and be honest with yourself about feeling judged. I feel like with a lot of self-help books you feel this overwhelming pressure to have to have your life together after you’ve finished the book. What a Time to be Alone is straight to the point because that’s how I feel we should to talk to ourselves, so we don’t need to avoid certain truths that may hurt our feelings.

How have you developed that straight-talking tone of voice?

I try to separate myself from the mother-version of me and the child-version of me because we all have those two versions in ourselves. We tend to mollycoddle ourselves and really dwell and fester in our emotions. As much as it’s useful to give yourself room to feel your emotions in depth, it becomes unhealthy when you actually don’t take enough time to review and to draw conclusions based on the experience you’ve been through. The only way to do that is to be very clear about what’s happened and ask: ‘what can I learn from this?’ ‘How will this change me?’ ‘How will it influence the way I treat myself?’ ‘How will this impact the way I treat other people?’ We have to understand the best of you comes from your worst experiences and your worst decisions. The only way to access that best part of yourself is to do the work. You have to put your foot down and be your own parent.

Who is the book written for?

Anybody who feels like a recovering hypocrite. I refer to myself as one. A recovering hypocrite is someone who knows that they are a mess, but while they feel like they can be giving other people advice, they don’t take their own. It’s for anybody who is tired of being able to see all the wonderful things in the world but not being able to believe it.

Can you talk more about the structure of the book and how you imagine people engaging with it?

I wanted to divide it into three important stages: you; them; us. You refers to you directly, them is a part of the book that refers to human interactions and how we actually allow ourselves to influence the way others feel based on how we feel about ourselves, and us is about the fact that we’re all human ultimately and this experience isn’t easier for anybody. Instead of having chapters or a contents page, I wanted it to be something where you don’t feel like you’re left out of any part of it, that it can apply to you at whatever stage you are in life. I also really wanted this book to include a touch of my Nigerian heritage through the artwork that draws on Kente cloth. I wanted it to be visually exciting, I wanted reading to be fun again.

Along with the artwork, Igbo Nigerian proverbs structure the book – do you have a favourite?

There is one that says ‘he who is asking for the same haircutA hairstyle, hairdo, or haircut refers to the styling of hair, usually on the human scalp. Sometimes, this could also mean an editing of facial or body hair. as John, does he have the same head shape as John?’ The reason that this is funny is because it’s saying if you want to have the same haircut as someone it’s not going to look the same on you if you don’t have the same head shape. In life, this translates to you can’t expect to have the same results if you’ve not had the same journey – your life won’t look the same!

You’re very open about discussing your personal appearance. What encourages you to do that on your social media accounts?

I’m motivated by the fact that I’m followed by so many young girls that are black and who have a face similar to mine. When I was 16 I needed that. For me, as a black girl with a big nose, I felt like to go and lie on a surgeon’s table and get my nose altered was a big decision to make. When I traced it back, this idea came from self-hate and the sense that if my nose was smaller more people would like me. I then had to realise that the right people will like you as you are and welcome you in your entirety because even if you have a smaller nose it would be something else that’s wrong. My nose has been passed down from generations, how can I hate something that’s so beautiful?! That nose represents the fact someone was alive and fell in love with someone else and they made someone who had this nose, then they had someone who had this nose. This nose is a story within itself and I have to respect, honour and treasure that.

How do you change the idea that being alone is not a negative experience?

For me the best use of my time is understanding that firstly, when you do spend time with yourself it isn’t time wasted because you’re learning about yourself from yourself. It’s an opportunity to review the things that are on my mind, review the things that make me happy: ‘why does this make me happy?’ ‘Where is this coming from?’ ‘Why does this make me sad?’ ‘Where is it coming from?’ ‘Why does this make me feel jealous?’ If something makes you feel jealous, don’t sweep it under the carpet: ask yourself why do I feel a sense of inadequacy because jealousy is a really important feeling to have. It’s all about making room for every feeling you have because the more you silence yourself the more chaos you’re creating.

What are your top tips for people who are scared to be alone?

Deliberately take yourself to the cinema and see that movie everyone is talking about – on your own. Challenge yourself to go to events on your own, don’t rely on a plus one, don’t hide in other people’s company. Believe that your company is valuable enough to spend it with yourself. It’s not something that you can do in two weeks – this book isn’t going to make you know yourself automatically – but it is going to encourage you in the process of doing it, which is a beautiful process and so worth it. The more of a well-rounded person you become and are able to find joy in the tiniest of things.

Can you talk about #saggyboobsmatter – why did you start it?

I started the movement because every time I would get my bra fitted, my boobs would still look saggy. I thought there was something wrong with my boobs! I would have to wear two push-up bras. I also kept wondering whether my saggy boobs meant I looked like a granny – again there is a lot of shame attached to ageing. Women are vilified for ageing and men are encouraged and celebrated for it. Look at how we view George Clooney and then how we talk about Mariah Carey? It’s unfair. So, last summer I decided I’m going to wear a cute, deep-plunge dress, it’s going to reveal my boobs and I’m not going to be scared. I did it and I had the best time of my life. No one made me feel bad about it. So I thought maybe it’s been in my head the whole time and I posted the photo with the caption #saggyboobsmatter. I just kept on going with it, using the hash tag every time I would upload a photo that was relevant. I slowly began to notice that people were messaging me saying that this movement really encouraged them to enjoy the process of breastfeeding, to reconsider plastic surgerysurgery is a medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to investigate or treat a pathological condition such as a disease or injury, to help improve bodily function or appearance or to repair unwanted ruptured areas. etc. It’s about giving women choice and allowing them to feel that you can be happy regardless of how you look.

What’s next for you?

I gave a TEDx talk in Berlin, which should be out by the end of the year. I definitely want to become a prominent figure in the speaking world because I have a lot of things to say and I love speaking to people who don’t necessarily look like me so they can gain a new insight. Ultimately, I am really optimistic about What A Time To Be Alone. Hopefully it will encourage people to find more value in their solitude and the fact that you’re here, you’ve survived another day on this chaotic earth – that’s amazing! Give yourself a pat on the back and try again tomorrow.

source:https://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/07/the-slumflower-on-why-we-are-so-scared-of-being-alone

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1 Slip Dress, 3 Ways To Wear It–Topshop

The epitome of summer, the slip dress is a staple piece for your summer wardrobe. Make it last all through the summer, whether it be for an impromptu dinner date or family wedding. To prove it works, we’ve styled the same dress three very different ways…

1. At work
Choose a pair of strappy sandals, punchy bag and gold statement earringsAn earring is a piece of jewellery attached to the ear via a piercing in the earlobe or another external part of the ear (except in the case of clip earrings, which clip onto the lobe). Earrings are worn by both sexes, although more common among women, and have been used by different civilizations in different times. for a chic office vibe.

2. At a wedding
You can never go wrong with a pair of satin sandals, complete with rhinestone earrings and this summer’s hottest accessory – the beaded handbagA handbag, also called purse in North American English, is a handled medium-to-large bag used to carry personal items.

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3. At the weekend
Wear the muted slip with an iconic 90s scrunchie, snakeskin jacketsA jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing. and chunky trainers for a fun-filled weekend.

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All The Times Buffy The Vampire Slayer Gave Us Major Style Inspiration–Topshop

Buffy The Vampire Slayer is back. The cult ’90s TV show based on teenager Buffy Summers is set for a reboot sometime soon, with an African-American actress set to take the title role made famous by Sarah Michelle Geller. As we excitedly count down the days until the new series airs, we couldn’t help but reminisce about the all the times Buffy gave us some serious styleThe basic defining characteristics of a person, everything from talk, dress, hairstyle, demeanor, etc. inspiration…

Cowl necks
The cowl neck top is the epitome of ’90s glam. We’re running to recreate this look as soon as possible, with studded jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871 and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture. and all the scrunchies.

Satin
Be it a midi skirt or slip dress, satin is a ’90s trendA trend is the latest style of popular culture including but not limited to: clothing, music, vernacular (common speech), and the latest tv shows. This form of culture is usually expressed by preps and other kids trying desperately to be accepted by peers despite obvious outcastment. that is back in a big way this season. Buffy embraced it wholeheartedly, butterfly detailing and all.

Diamonds are forever
Diamanté detailing and a square-neck top? This is our going-out look for those warm summer nights.

Biker chic
Buffy did iconic pieces her way, here ditching the classic black biker jacket in favour of a more statement maroon hue. Wear yours with a slinky midi skirt and kitten heels.

source:https://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/07/all-the-times-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-gave-us-major-style-inspiration

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PRETTY IN PRINT–H&M

Sophia Roe is a chef and wellness expert by day, and beautyBeauty is a characteristic of an animal, idea, object, person or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, culture, social psychology, philosophy and sociology. advocate and empowerment architect by night. After working 18-hour shifts in restaurants, having tight schedules and – hardly – keeping up any routines for eating, sleeping and exercising, the 29-year-old got her wellness wake-up call nearly a decade ago.

“I don’t work for New York anymore, New York works for me now,” she says about giving up the fast-paced and stress-induced lifestyle that dictated her past life.

After battling with the extremes – cutting meat, dairy and gluten – she has figured out what really works when it comes to feeling good all the time.

“It’s all about balance – of course!” she preaches. “I only ate fruit and drank water during a period, which wasn’t great. You need to try new diets and new routines for ten-day periods in order to find what works for you. You can still have doughnuts, cheese and wine, but not every day.”

Dressed in the fluid, voluminous and colorful pieces from H&MHennes & Mauritz AB is a Swedish multinational clothing-retail company known for its fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children. H&M and its associated companies operate in 62 countries with over 4,500 stores and as of 2015 employed around 132,000 people.It is the second-largest global clothing retailer, just behind Spain-based Inditex (parent company of Zara). The company has a significant on-line presence, with on-line shopping available in 33 countries.‘s latest print collab with iconic British interior brand GP & J Baker, Sophia Roe tells all about clean eating, positive thinking and wearing clothing that gives you confidence.

WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN WELLNESS?
“I wasn’t taking care of myself for a really long time and it made me very sick. I was normalizing chronic pain, chronic headaches and chronic bronchitis, and worked long shifts without keeping any routines. For months I felt like I was always holding my breath. At the same time, people started getting into juicing and fasting, which I felt I wanted to investigate. Being a chef, I wanted to find a way to make wellness taste good and be enjoyable.”

WHAT DO YOU EAT?
“I start my day with a cup of Earl Grey tea. Then, a few hours later, I eat something with fruit – be it grapefruit, a smoothie or a fruit bowl. For lunch I have a massive salad, I eat the same one every day: loads of mixed greens and veggies, black beans and some sort of grain. For a mid-day snack, I usually have some more fruit or just vegetables with hummus. For dinner I usually do a stir-fry of different veggies. And, I’m not going to lie, it does happen that I have red wine or tequila with friends afterwards!”

IF YOU COULD ONLY EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
“Ceviche tacos. Yum! I want to eat that every day!”

WHAT WOULD YOU NEVER EAT?
“I would never eat any processed sugar. Cakes, pies and sweets don’t even sound good to me. I’d never eat cheese or any land animals either.”

YOU’RE ALWAYS WEARING COLORFUL AND PRINTED CLOTHING. SHOULD FASHION ALWAYS BE FUN?
“It shouldn’t always be fun, but it should always be you – and it should always feel fun to get dressed. I don’t know why I love colors and prints so much, it’s just what makes me feel sexy, pretty and comfortable. Prints make me feel like myself, and that’s the most important thing about fashion. I don’t want to feel like I’m walking down the street in my Lady Gaga outfitsClothing can be made of textiles, animal skin, or other thin sheets of materials put together. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depend on body type, social, and geographic considerations. Some clothing can be gender-specific. – I want to feel like I’m walking down the street in my Sophia outfit.”

WHAT’S YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF THE GP & J BAKER COLLECTION?
“I love how all the pieces come together. It’s like you put on three different records at the same time and they all sound good together. That’s how I want to feel about my outfit all the time. Everything is so cohesive.”

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE PIECE?
“The jumpsuit! I love anything that’s so comfortable that I can just throw it on, and comfort and style are definitely closely related. It’s so easy to make a jumpsuit elegant – adding a headscarf, earrings, shoes. It’s a challenge style-wise and I think that’s really fun.”

DOES WHAT WE WEAR AFFECT HOW WE FEEL?
“Are you kidding me? Of course it does! When I’m walking out of the house wearing the right outfit, I feel invincible. It’s just like having great skin or great hair – it gives you confidence. And confidence is the best thing you can wear. A really crappy outfit will make you feel crappy.”

TELL US ABOUT YOUR HAIR ROUTINE!
“New York is really hot in the summer, so I like to put my hair up in a braid to save it from the heat and sun. I only wash it once a week and always deep-condition it. I have extremely curly hair and it’s long, so it gets really dry, which can cause breakage if it’s not properly moisturized. I also run a little sunscreen through it to keep it from getting bleached.”

ANY SECRETS OR HACKS?
“Don’t use any products with silicone in them! It creates a barrier that doesn’t let moisture in. A lot of products have that, so read your labels carefully!”

WHAT ABOUT SKINCARE AND MAKEUP?
“I do think argan oil is the key to gorgeous skin. It’s the one thing that I’ve been using constantly for five years and I give it so much credit. I can’t say enough good things about it! Other than that I keep my makeup very minimal and never use any products with silicone on my face either. I stay away from coconut oil too because it makes my skin break out. I’m very conscious about sunscreen and have bottles of it everywhere, and I wear it all year round. Even though I’m dark – I’m Brazilian-Japanese – I always get burned in the sun.”

The GP & J Baker Collection is available in stores and online starting August 2. Follow Sophia on Instagram.
SOPHIA’S 5 TIPS FOR A HEALTHY AND POSITIVE LIFE

1. HANDLE YOUR STRESS
“Stress is what causes us to do all the rash things we do in life. Unfortunately, there are no one-way solutions to handle it and everyone needs to develop their own practices. For me, getting my feelings down on paper is a great reliever. To write letters and not send them.”

2. DEVELOP A ROUTINE
“We all get bombarded with different stuff: ‘I’m vegan and you should be too,’ or ‘I go running every morning and so should you.’ You may need to try an array of different practices to find what makes you feel good. Give everything a 10-day trial!”

3. EXERCISE
“You have to move your body every single day, that’s non-negotiable. Dance, hit the gym, go for runs, or do whatever you like. You just need to move!”

4. EAT CONSCIOUSLY
“If you want to eat doughuts every day you’ll end up looking like a doughnut! I’m not telling anyone to not eat meat or not eat sugar, I’m just telling people to be conscious about it. Sure, eat that doughnut, but don’t eat it every day.”

5. LOOK AT YOUR HAPPINESS
“Sit down and ask yourself ‘Am I happy?’; ‘Do I like my job?’; ‘Do I like my boyfriend?’; ‘My friends?’ Think about it and be honest with yourself, because if you can’t be honest with yourself, who the h*ll are you going to be honest with? Remind yourself of all the things that make you happy and soon it’ll be like breathing.”

source:http://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/fashion/featured-fashion/pretty-in-print.html

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The Sneakers Everyone Will Be Wearing This Fall–zara

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Strike up a conversation with anyone who loves fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers., and they will tell you that the approaching shift from one season to another is quite possibly the most exciting time for their wardrobes. The need to evaluate trends that are slowly dying versus ones that are on the up-and-up is ever-pressing, and the wish lists of must-have fall pieces begin to stack up. If you ever have the urge to update your style aesthetic, that time would be at the beginning of a seasonal shift, as you contemplate the latest trends and figure out which ones are the best fit for your lifestyle. While there are dozens of fall 2018 trends we could gush about, today we are here to discuss one we have a feeling you’ll particularly love—sneaker trends.

Footwear has reached a place where comfort is of utmost importance, meaning sneakersSneakers (also known as athletic shoes, tennis shoes, gym shoes, runners, takkies, or trainers) are shoes primarily designed for sports or other forms of physical exercise, but which are now also often used for everyday wear. are getting churned out in styles we never thought would stick. So what’s going to be the talk of the sneaker world come this fall? Apparently, the answer is a fresh trend called “new-age” sneakers. Elizabeth von der Goltz, the global buying director of Net-a-Porter, told us, “For F/W 18, we saw each designer take on the new-age sneaker in their own way, from Gucci’s logo-heavy and crystal-embellished boot hybrid to Stella McCartney’s pared-back bright white version that walked the menswear catwalk with loose tailoring. We loved this so much that we asked Stella to make them for women, which we will be pre-launching exclusively in July.”

You know that if Net-a-Porter is buying heavily into this new-age sneaker trend that fashion girls all over the world will be sporting the style in no time at all. Ahead we had Net-a-Porter break down this fall sneaker trend into six different micro-trends so you can decipher which new-age sneaker is right for you. Ready to do some fresh fall sole shopping?

Logomania
This fall, the goal is to have strangers take one look at your sneakers and know exactly who makes them thanks to the bold-faced logosA logo is a graphic mark, emblem, or symbol used to aid and promote public recognition. It may be of an abstract or figurative design or include the text of the name it represents as in a logotype or wordmark. plastered everywhere from the leather to the laces to the soles.

Sole Purpose
Tired of calling your “dad sneakers” by that name? We are too, and thanks to the geniuses at Net-a-Porter, the trend is taking on a fresh name and identity. Introducing, the “sole purpose” sneaker trend—a more futuristic take on the dad/ugly/chunky sneaker trend you’re so used to.

Sock Sneakers
We saw the rise of sock sneakers a few seasons back, but this fall, the style is ready to take the throne once again. This season, pair the trend with tailored separates versus sweatpants for a more playful take on this easy-to-wear sneaker style.

Laceless
It’s not quite a pair of sock sneakers, but it’s not quite a more luxe version of slip-on Vans—it’s laceless sneaks, and the style couldn’t feel more forward if it tried. When all of the heavy hitters in the industry are designing sneakers sans laces that look like they belong in a spaceship of some sort, it’s time to take note and add to cart.

The Fashion Runaround
Whether you’re literally running around town or aren’t into all the hullabaloo of sneakers called “sole purpose,” this trend is here for you. Throw these on with everything from a head-to-toe athleisure ensemble or with a floral midi dress. When it comes to this trend, comfort is the star player

Embellished
Sneakers can be pretty, and it’s okay to want that. If futuristic slip-ons and chunky soles aren’t your jam, opt for a more classic (ish) style with a hint of glamour. All your fall sweaters and coats will thank you.

source:https://www.whowhatwear.com/sneaker-trends-fall-2018–5b58a2beb5c23/slide24

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26 Linen Shirts You Can Wear All Season–zara

By now, you’re probably well aware of the fact that certain fabrics simply work better and are much more comfortable to wear in summer’s heat and humidity. (Here, our editor who lives in the South shares her tips for surviving humid weather—breathable fabrics are on the list.) We already found the chicest, easy, breezy pants to wear this summerSummer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa., but we thought we’d round up the absolute best linen shirtsA shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body (from the neck to the waist).Originally an undergarment worn exclusively by men, it has become, in American English, a catch-all term for a broad variety of upper-body garments and undergarments. In British English, a shirt is more specifically a garment with a collar, sleeves with cuffs, and a full vertical opening with buttons or snaps (North Americans would call that a “dress shirt”, a specific type of “collared shirt”). A shirt can also be worn with a necktie under the shirt collar.; they’re guaranteed to have you feeling and looking cool all season.

From a vibrant yellow crop top to the ever-popular tie-front style, these linen shirts certainly deserve a spot in your wardrobe rotation. Because nothing oozes relaxed summer vibes more than a classic linen top. Pair it with your favorite trousersTrousers (pants in North America and Australia) are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). In the UK the word “pants” generally means underwear and not trousers.Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called “long trousers” in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called “short trousers”, especially in the UK. for a work-appropriate look or with a bold pattern skirt for a more casual ensemble perfect for a day of exploring the city. Got your credit cards ready? Read on to shop our favorite linen shirts.

source:https://www.whowhatwear.com/linen-shirts-for-women–5b4e3b01e4016/slide26

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