Tips

Perfect nails

Whether you use a signature lacquer, paint with advanced artistic inspiration, or keep your nails natural, it’s important to not overlook basic nail health. This five simple tips will help you to keep your hands happy.

1. Moisturize your hands after every wash. This keeps them from getting too dry and chapped all year long.
2. Clip your nails only when a lot of length needs to be removed. Otherwise try to file your nails to desired length. This will prevent your nails from cracking and splitting at the tips.
3. Always use a base coat when painting your nails. Skipping this part can leave you with dry, polish-stained nails.
4. Never cut your own cuticles. It can lead to infections. Use cuticle oil and gently push your cuticles back.
5. If you have extra-dry hands, rub a petroleum product all over your hands and cover them with gloves to hydrate overnight.

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What to wear to a Job Interview

Looking for a job? Just few situations are trickier to dress up for than an interview. On one hand, you’ve got to get your point across at first impression, which means condensing your aesthetic, your taste, and your sartorial professionalism into one outfit. On the other, your outfit can’t speak louder than you do — leave the “statements” to your CV, not your necklace.

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Whether it’s third-round interviews at a buttoned-up law firm or happy hour drinks with the founder of that start-up you’re dying to get in on, a few style tips are consistent: Don’t show too much skin, don’t wear distracting patterns or graphics, and err on the side of dressy.

While you may end up wearing a T-shirt to work every day after you’re hired, your interview is definitely the time to make sure your most competent outfit isn’t still at the cleaners. Specific to a range of different dream jobs, here you are some tips that are sure to make the right kind of impression.

Corporate Interview — Don’t attempt to deviate from a well-fitting skirt- or pantsuit, a crisp button-up shirt, and a pair of simple black pumps. Let your personality show in your bag and accessories — but only choose a couple! While a beautiful leather tote and simple gold cuff scream “I’ve got this,” a full arm party of bangles says “Look at my wrists and not at my résumé!”

Creative Interview — Whether you’re going in for a graphic design gig or a job as a merchandiser, you have a little more wiggle room for creativity — after all, that’s one of the most important components of your skill set! Look for traditional shapes in fun, varied prints and colors. Patterned trousers, on-trend turtlenecks, and cap-toed pumps show that you can think outside of the box (but are still aware of the rules).

Start-Up Interview — It might be Casual Friday five days a week at most start-ups, but that doesn’t give you an excuse to wear your jeans to meet the boss. Get a little geeky with pretty oxfords, plaid pants, and a slim-fit cardigan — but make sure that everything fits perfectly and is stain-, wrinkle-, and pill-free.

Fashion Interview — For jobs in the fashion industry, you’ve got to be able to prove that you know what the season’s trends are, and also — more importantly — know the ones that work for you body. A shift dress is one of the fall’s trendiest shapes, and a frock in a pretty pattern is absolutely perfect for a fashion interview. Experiment a little with ankle boots and a solid moto jacket (it’s your version of a blazer!), and top it off with a satchel in complementary print and hue.

Grad School Interview — You don’t have to spend a lot of cash in order to look put-together for grad school interviews. If you need to buy a dress, find one that you’ll get a lot of use out of (a pleated shirtdress goes from professional to flirty when you swap in some heels and pretty earrings), and pair it with a sleek blazer. And though you may have been able to get away with it in undergrad, just remember that a backpack is not acceptable for here. Invest in a pretty tote that’ll last you through the years.

Style tips: how to wear camouflage

 

Dear friend, have you been tempted by the camouflage pieces you’ve been seeing lately? Here are some tips to wear the look without looking like you’re off to hunt with the boys.

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Camouflage sends a clear, decisive style message when worn well, but it’s a tricky print to work with. I have three general tips to keep your look rooted in fashion, not forest.

KEEP IT BALANCED
Balance the masculine look of camouflage with figure-flattering, solid color separates. Pair an oversized jacket back to cutoff shorts. With a utility pant, try a tight henley and a shrunken denim jacket. Fitted denim, shorts, and tight tees all have a place in great camouflage looks.

LOOK TO THE PAST
So many iconic looks have come out of punk, grunge and hippie culture. Look to these movements for some spot-on inspiration. Try an unexpected combo, like camouflage with eyelet or thermal, or go for a rock-chic look with low-rise skinny pants and a camouflage button-down shirt. Just remember to inject something personal so you avoid a costumed feeling.

BE CREATIVE
Keep your mind open and get in the spirit of invention! It’s amazing how versatile this motif can be. You might find that your camouflage shirt is a perfect match for a favorite wool pencil skirt or your sequin T-shirt. Add a piece of fun costume jewelry and you’re set!

Style tips: how to wear camouflage

 

Dear friend, have you been tempted by the camouflage pieces you’ve been seeing lately? Here are some tips to wear the look without looking like you’re off to hunt with the boys.

CAMO CAMOUFLAGE ARMY  JACKET BLACK DENIM TEE ANKLE BOOTS CROSS BODY BAG  1 Le-21eme-Arrondissement-Kristine-Drinke-Nolita-New-York-City-Street-Style-Fashion-Blog
CAMO GARANCE DORE STREET STYLE CAMOUFLAGE PANTS ROLLED UP CUFFED NEON PINK CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN STILETTO PUMPS TANYA 2
CAMO ELLE STREET STYLE CAMOUFLAGE ARMY JACKET CROPPED BLACK PANTS ANKLE BOOTS RED CLUTCH 3 Laurencia-Galarza-blog
LE 21EME ARRONDISSEMENT | GARANCE DORE | ELLE STREET CHIC

Camouflage sends a clear, decisive style message when worn well, but it’s a tricky print to work with. I have three general tips to keep your look rooted in fashion, not forest.

KEEP IT BALANCED
Balance the masculine look of camouflage with figure-flattering, solid color separates. Pair an oversized jacket back to cutoff shorts. With a utility pant, try a tight henley and a shrunken denim jacket. Fitted denim, shorts, and tight tees all have a place in great camouflage looks.

LOOK TO THE PAST
So many iconic looks have come out of punk, grunge and hippie culture. Look to these movements for some spot-on inspiration. Try an unexpected combo, like camouflage with eyelet or thermal, or go for a rock-chic look with low-rise skinny pants and a camouflage button-down shirt. Just remember to inject something personal so you avoid a costumed feeling.

BE CREATIVE
Keep your mind open and get in the spirit of invention! It’s amazing how versatile this motif can be. You might find that your camouflage shirt is a perfect match for a favorite wool pencil skirt or your sequin T-shirt. Add a piece of fun costume jewelry and you’re set!

Safari-Chic Tips

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Over the last seasons, various iterations of “safari chic” have been popping up on the runways, in magazines, and, of course, on the streets. Not only is the look fashion-forward, but it is perfect for balmy summer days. For inspiration, take a look at the lovely ladies pictured above. Our modish muses paired a soft and feminine cream blouse with khaki drawstring shorts to create a modern utilitarian look.

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¿Cómo conseguir un efecto safari-chic? Apostad por camisetas básicas o estampadas y blusas de seda con shorts o pantalones largos, marcando el talle con un cinturón. Mezclar la inspiración aventurera con tejidos delicados como el encaje produce un efecto fresco, casual y muy femenino. En cuanto al calzado, optad por sandalias o zuecos de madera, rafia, piel o ante, mejor con un poco de tacón o cuña. Emplead la misma tónica para los accesorios, eligiendo aquellos que incorporen tejidos y materiales naturales, cuero y animal print: bisutería de aire tribal, maxi bolsos tipo saco o sombreros al más puro estilo explorador.

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