4 Surefire Ways To Style Yourself To Look Like A Hollywood Celebrity

Perhaps, you have just seen your favourite celebrity walk down the red carpet or enter the airport and somehow they have left you wishing that you were wearing the same clothes and accessories as what they have.

Let’s face it, we can’t deny the fact that celebs are always well dressed because they have the money to buy expensive clothes and afford top stylists. The thing is, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to look like a million bucks – you can actually achieve the celeb look by simply following the tips below.

It’s all about experimenting with proportions

You need to experiment with proportions to find the right balance between shoes, sleeves, and hemlines. For example, you can consider wearing a long denim skirt and a turtleneck top with short sleeves together with a trench coat. On the other hand, if you feel like wearing long-sleeved blouses, then a short skirt and flats would make the perfect pair for it. Don’t be afraid to experiment, especially with proportions.

Learn the art of mixing and matching patterns.

If in case you wanted to follow celebrities who have a bold fashion statement, then you should learn the art of mixing and matching patterns. As much as possible, avoid wearing tops and bottoms with the same pattern. For example, if your top has wide horizontal stripes, then you can wear jeans with slimmer vertical stripes. On the other hand, in case you would be layering two clothes, then make sure that they have different patterns. For example, one should have stripes while the other one should have polka dots.

Wear a longer coat

If wearing a dress is your style, then you can just simply wear a longer coat over it. Instead of wearing a coat with the same length as the dress that you are wearing, wear a coat that is at least, a few inches longer than it. On the other hand, if you don’t have a duster length coat, then you can choose a shorter skirt to pair with it.

The more monochromatic your clothes are, the more you will look like a celebrity

If you have noticed, most celebrities out there, wear monochromatic clothes instead of using clothes that are of different colors. Nevertheless, it does not necessarily mean that you should always go for the exact same hue. In fact, you can go for the same color but with different shades. For example, if you’re going to a party and you have prepared a white dress, then you can look for a white coat and white shoes. For sure, you would capture the attention of the other guests who attended the event.

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Online Shopping

So, you find yourself going online to get your new threads with the increasing regularity of late. The lure of fresh fashion picks delivered straight to your inbox is proving a little too hard to resist on occasion. Suddenly you are hitting that “Buy Now” button with reckless abandon. Perhaps you even have a particular store’s app or you know exactly what brand is stocking what, where and when. You are an ace at beating the packs to get that “must-have” item every week.

Now, it’s become a hobby… or should that be an obsession. No matter your level of participation (or addiction) rest assured you are not alone amongst the landslide of consumers now turning toward online fashion shopping.

Online shopping is becoming more and more popular by the minute (or should that be by the gig). Relatively new crops of cheap and cheerful fashion brands are fast becoming household names: take “Boohoo,” “ASOS” “The Iconic” and “Pop Cherry” as prime examples. Ostensibly, it’s no little wonder as to their burgeoning success. The world of Internet fashion appears to offer a less costly, more diverse range of stock that is available to the consumer 24/7. However, there are some definite downsides to the e-commerce fashion industry, not least of all the effect it has on conventional retailers.

According to a Roy Morgan report (source ABC) online retail shopping reached mainstream status in the first quarter of 2013. This followed a decade of consistent yearly growth. Shoppers are drawn to the Internet not just because of price but also because of the time factor. We can now shop at the click of a mouse on our lunch break. The biggest drawcard is ultimately the amazing array of latest fashions and limitless choice that can be accessed instantaneously (as opposed to having to trawl through boutiques, department and chain stores).

One obvious flaw to this system is that you can’t try before you buy. Some online fashion stores do provide a money-back guarantee or refund policy, but, the general state of affairs appears to be “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware”. When you find that delicious dress (that looked so perfect on the model) squishes your boobs, sits halfway across your butt cheeks and is made of some nylon fabric more akin to under than outerwear then the fine print on the website suddenly draws a real interest.

A lot of cheap fashion sites do provide free shipping, but if your garment doesn’t fit you then sometimes the only recourse the business provides is store credit. You will most likely find that the item you ordered in the new size you need is unavailable by the time you have sent off the ill-fitting (or poor quality) item in the post as requested. Keep in mind that you will have to bear the cost of sending the item back (a wise suggestion is to use registered post).

If the item is faulty then it isn’t “fit for purpose” and legally you are entitled to a refund and can make a complaint to the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC). By all means, you can chase a company down. But, be prepared for a major headache. With the cheap prices comes the fact that some online companies seem to be run in some dodgy manner that doesn’t involve an actual telephone contact (or so they claim). It’s the perfect “out” to retain profits.

By the time you have emailed them 15 times and contacted the ACCC you are wishing you never spent that $39.99 in the first place. Contrast this with the traditional retail experience where you can access physical recourse. With an actual store, you can show the item to the shop assistant. It’s a whole lot harder for them to ignore you then it is for some random at the end of an email address.

Using review sites to check online reputations is a great idea. You can search for an online shopping retailer on sites like “estorereview.com.au”. A suggestion… try searching reviews on “Pop Cherry.” The results will yield an amalgamation of everything great and everything wrong with the online fashion shopping experience in relation to this particularly controversial company.

For great general consumer advice, a visit to the “choice.com.au” website is always worthwhile. It is always advisable to do your research when it comes to shopping online, particularly in relation to buying clothing. Sometimes, it pays to try before you buy. Sometimes the lure of instant gratification proves all too much. In any case, online fashion has proven to be much more than just a trend; it is a solid feature of our everyday way of life.