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Guest Post: Stylish Ways to Pair Sneakers with Skirts and Dresses

When it comes to fashion, it’s nearly impossible to find an outfit that’s both elegant and comfortable. Sneakers are handy and effortless, but who says they can’t be elegant and stylish as well? The sneakers and dress trend has really become popular and for a good reason – it looks amazing and feels even better.

How to wear dresses with sneakers

For those who are still not sure how to pair up sneakers with dresses and skirts, here are a few easy tips to try.

Make it shine

The best way to make a statement is to keep things simple and emphasize a single thing: such as statement jewelry, lipstick and of course – shoes or sneakers. Wear all black: tights, a skirt, a jacket, a hoodie and a bag and in the end simply wear brightly colored sneakers. That way, the color will pop and you will be elegant, discreet, yet memorable in your extraordinary outfit.

Animal print is awesome!

When wearing animal print, you should be careful not to go over the top. It can be tricky trying to find balance, but there is a foolproof way to wear it nonetheless: pair your animal print sneakers with your skirt and rock it.

Dresses with sneakers

This means that your skirt will have to be plain, just as your bag, but your skirt and sneakers will rock! Leopard, tiger, zebra – irrelevant, as long as you like it! Discreet jewelry and a nice pair of sunglasses will complete this chic and wild look.

Casual and elegant

If you’re looking for a way to express both your masculine and feminine side, you can wear a bit bolder version of the dress combined with custom dress shirts borrowed from your boyfriend with simple converse sneakers and see how you can rock this, boyish, yet very elegant look. A plain skirt worn as a dress combined with bright red lipstick and matching sneakers will emphasize your playfulness. In case it gets cold, you can always add tights and a leather jacket to keep you warm and make you look edgy.

LBD and sneakers? Why not!

Wearing your favorite little black dress during the daytime has never been this easy, just put on a pair of simple black sneakers and a bright bag in order not to look too dark. You can pull off this look in your office as well, just remember to wear a cardigan too for a more professional look.

Rocking chiffon like a boss

Wearing chiffon without looking like a bridesmaid is a bit tricky to pull off, but add some edge to it and in the blink of an eye you will look like a biker chick. Wear a maxi chiffon skirt with a plain white shirt, a pair of big, reflective sunglasses, a grab-and-go clutch purse and a pair of black converse sneakers. Add bright lipstick and a messy bun or a casual French plait and you’re ready to own the streets!

Just imagine: having no blisters whatsoever after a long night of partying and getting noticed everywhere for thinking outside the box. Being feminine, stylish and comfortable has never been this easy, so don’t be afraid to experiment with your outfits.

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This guest post is by Sophia Smith, a freelance writer from Brisbane, Australia with a huge interest in beauty, makeup, fashion and graphic design. She’s best described as a beauty addict and life lover. She’s also a regular contributor to High Style Life. Find her on FacebookTwitter and Google +.

Guest Post: The Most Talked About Summer Makeup Trends

Fashion blogs, magazines and websites directly influence both our cupboards and wardrobes. So if you’ve already chronicled your favorite outfits and accessories for summer 2015, it’s time to top off your best looks with the hottest summer makeup trends. Here are the top makeup trends to try this summer.

1_Welcome back the Lipstick

1. Welcome Back Lipstick

Nude lips might have been the trend for several seasons, but this summer colorful lips are back. Try out the red hot lipsticks from Burberry Beauty or a smudgy stain from Topshop Unique. Remember, men may come and go, but your favorite shade of lipstick is forever!

2_Embrace the colour Purple

2. Embrace the Color Purple

The color of summer when it comes to highlighting the beauty of your eyes is purple.  Lilac is known not only to improve but also optimize every skin tone. Try a grape shade inspired by Vera Wang’s SS15 runway show. To complement your purple eye makeup, you could sport light purple apparel too. But, I’m sure you don’t want to go on the date with your best eye makeup all alone! If you want to shop for your better half too, click here.

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3. The Anti Cat Eye

Eyeliners give you a reason to be late! Black eyeliners never fail to be a part of any season, but for summer, the way to wear them is different. Start applying it from the middle of your eye to its extreme corner, like we saw Prada and Celine do on the runways. For a truly graphic effect, keep the line straight.

4_Glow Bronzing Powder

4. Glow Bronzing Powder

Summer makeup is absolutely incomplete without bronzer. You can try the Glow Bronzing Powder by Dolce & Gabbana that promises a sun-kissed, natural-looking tone. If this does not suit your skin type, you could also check out sun-inspired bronzing powders by Avon.

5_Metallic Nails

5. Metallic Nails

Metallic manicures are so hot this season. Flaunt your flawless summer skin by using metallic nail polishes. Browse through the Dark Stromboli, Silvery Platinum or Golden Desert shades by Dolce & Gabbana! It’s the little things that attract the most attention.

6_Simple Hair-do

6. Simple Hair

The hairstyles for summer are always very simple. To avoid the sweat and uneasiness, most would prefer to tie up their hair. You can decorate your buns with flowers or very simple accessories. If you don’t like to tie your hair back, just a simple middle parting is totally in!

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7. Don’t Hide Your Freckles

During summer, freckles are one of your greatest blessings and you sure would not want to hide them under concealers. Try Chanel’s Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Color compact that provides warm color to the face, without concealing or mattifying.

They say that the most beautiful makeup for women is their passion, but cosmetics are easier to buy. So, hit refresh on your makeup kit. Happy shopping!

This guest post is by Suzy Walsh, chief editor for The House of Elegance Fashion. She is a blogger by profession and a fashion expert by passion who loves to write about fashion trends and tips. 

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Guest Post: You Wear What you Watch

Pretty Little Liars

Runway fashion is awe-inspiring and often goes on to awaken street style and the looks you see at your local department store. But where do we really get our biggest fashion inspiration from? The answer is our favorite movies and TV shows. Lately, the world of entertainment has been not only a huge trendsetter, but the source of major fashion movements. So if you suffer from a continuous “I-don’t-have-anything-to-wear-syndrome,” here are a few characters to take some inspiration from.

Pretty Little Liars Style Icons

Currently, the main show serving as a fashion muse for almost every fashionista is Pretty Little Liars. PLL literally has something for everyone.

spencer hastings outfit

If you’re sophisticated, yet classy then Spencer Hastings is your girl. Like every great prepster, she’s too chic to be nerdy. Spencer’s fine and elegant school girl fashion sense is never out of place and is easy to pull off everyday.

hanna marin style

If you’re into ultra girly glamour than Hannah Marin should be your style role model. She’s always immaculately dressed to impress. Though she sometimes goes a little overboard with the bling, Hannah knows how to perfectly accessorize her looks. Girls looking for a flirty and girly way to dress up can take inspiration from this young fashionista.

Chasing Life and Style

Chasing Life TV

Not many may agree that Chasing Life is a fashion inspiration. But for people who are new to their jobs and want a simple yet charmingly casual look, then Ms. April Carver can be your inspiration. This girl is obviously going through a tough time in her life, but with friends and family like hers, it wouldn’t hurt much to dress nice.

Beauty (who dresses well) and the Beast

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If we talk about the show in particular I am not much of a fan but, Catherine Chandler dresses so well that one can’t miss an episode. From her perfect jackets to pretty dresses, the girl is a walking fashion magazine. If you like to keep things extremely chic, follow her fashion.

The Vampire (and my fashion) Diaries


This show was a hit for its first few seasons, lost its fan following but regained them all back through the latest season. If we forget the show itself for a moment, the dresses and outfits featured on it are just perfect.

There’s something about Elena Gilbert’s style that gets us all swooning every time she makes her appearance. If we look at Elena’s style sense, she’s never over or underdressed and everything is always in place, no matter if she’s dressed casual,  semi-formal or formal.

Caroline Forbes is another fashion girl crush from the show. The outspoken yet super stylish Caroline loves to keep it girly and sometimes edgy. You’ll see her in an adorable girly dress one day and the next day she’ll be killing it with some edgy and sultry pieces.

The list can go on and on. Have fun fashion lovers and stay fabulous!

This guest post was written by Sheerin, a content writer for Sophie & Trey, an online clothing store for women offering a large variety of dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. Like them on Facebook to stay updated with the latest deals and sales.

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Guest Post: 5 Ways to Look Good and Feel Good About Yourself

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A logical and open minded approach to personal appearance is essential for all of us who want to have a confident and outgoing image. Generally speaking, if we look good we feel good. The two outcomes are inextricably linked and contain the core of happiness and satisfaction. Thankfully, with today’s greater awareness of health and wellness all of us can attain the rewards promised by a well informed healthy lifestyle. The following are five of the best ways to achieving this ideal situation.

1. Sensible Dieting

A sensible diet should never be looked on as a quick-fix solution. The aim should always be to address a food and calorie intake in as sensible a way as possible. This means obtaining some reasonable advice about nutrition and healthy foods, while making firm commitments to stick with the effort. The faddish diets that make unrealistic promises usually fail as they take the whole concept of a diet away from the individual. The important thing should be to learn what works for you and to keep on doing it.

2. Daily Exercise

Along with sensible dieting, an essential for looking and feeling good is a revitalizing routine of daily exercise. This can be perfectly flexible and designed to fit in with an individual’s schedule and activities. The idea of visiting the gym every day does not have to necessarily apply, as a good level of exercise can be applied in the home or on the neighbourhood streets and parks. Aiming for a good 15 minutes of exercise every day can provide a great way to benefit from the natural high of being proactive about your health and personal fitness.

3. Liposuction to Tackle the Stubborn Areas

Occasionally, there are pockets of body fat that are impossible to shift no matter how rigorous the exercise and diet regime are. For those struggling with these troublesome deposits of fat, the expert surgeons of Cosmetics Canada could well have the answer. Their expert deployment of liposuction techniques can remodel and reshape the tummy, leaving a patient a new profile and new confidence. In no way an alternative to a healthy lifestyle, liposuction procedures should be best seen as an option for the hardest to manage parts of the stomach.

4. Facelift for a Younger You

The most advanced facelift procedures fully take into account an individual’s face. Every patient has a unique set of facial features, all of which form the basis for this natural style of assistance. This can often be the best option for everyone looking to remove wrinkles, sagging skin, and facial fat. With the whole procedure and recovery taking far less time than in previous years, a facelift could well be the ideal choice.  A professional facelift carried out by medical professionals can usually take as much as 10-15 years off a patient’s face. This alone can easily provide the incentive to investigate further.

5. A New Look

Making use of a classic style of makeover can often be exactly what is required. Available on every budget, why not hit the high street for a little pampering session at a beauty salon. Alternatively, you could try indulging in a spot of retail therapy. A new outfit or a trendy new hair style can often pave the way to an instant boost to morale and self confidence.

This guest post was written by Serenay Taylor,  freelance writer, journalist and health and wellness blogger.

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Guest Post: 7 Ways to Care for Your Glasses


With a range of affordable and easy to care for eyeglasses, I recommend Coastal Contacts for anyone looking for the latest styles and classic fashions. Every potential glasses wearer should also be fully aware of the best ways to look after their favorite pair of glasses and make them last as long as possible.  All glasses wearers, from newbies to long-standing devotees, should take a careful look at the following tips to ensure their specs are sparkling.

1. Always aim to clean your glasses regularly and correctly with a specially designed solution. This can also be used alongside treated microfiber hand cloths to keep glasses in the best of condition.  Always rinse any excess moisture thoroughly and then allow to air dry.

2. Make sure that your glasses are protected in the best possible way. When you’re not wearing them, always store them in a hard glasses case. This goes double for night time, when a stray arm or leg can easily knock a pair of specs to the floor, possibly causing damage.

3. Inspect regularly! Make sure that the screws are tightened correctly and that the frames are perfectly in proportion and aligned correctly and comfortably. If they happen to be loose, you can use a small precision screwdriver to tighten the screws.  If you are not feeling too confident in doing this, a local optician will usually be able to do it as a courtesy.

4. Never store your glasses near sources of heat. Leaving specs by a radiator or a fireplace can easily warp frames and significantly weaken treated lenses. Simply pay attention to just where you’re putting your specs down, and always use your hardened carry case.

5. Make sure your glasses stay secure during sports and activities with an eyeglasses chain or strap. These accessories can instantly stop any looseness or danger of slipping off the face. An obvious must in energetic endeavours, these products can save your glasses from the brink of disaster!

6. Use both hands when taking specs off. It may well remind you of an intellectual old professor to remove them one handed, but in terms of glasses protection it is a definite no-no. Slowly and evenly take them off with two hands, so as not to put any unwarranted pressure on the frames.

7. Always avoid placing your specs on the top of head. No matter how relaxed it may seem, it could potentially cause all sorts of problems for your beloved pair. Hair grease and fibers can create a harmful form of damage and the hard skull of the head can bend the frames out of alignment.

This guest post was written by Serenay Taylor, a freelance style and fashion writer. She is also a full-time glasses wearer. 

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