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The Most Popular Bags for Men on Any Occasion – For Any Lifestyle

The Most Popular Bags for Men on Any Occasion – For Any Lifestyle

Menswear doesn’t just include well-fitting pants, tops, suits, shoes and belts. Men also carry bags. The addition of a great bag, be it a backpack or leather hold all bag completes a wardrobe and provides a place for a guy to bring along everything he needs for a day out or long day at work.

Choosing the right bag isn’t as easy as it’d seem. While most men truly just grab the first thing they see and call it a day if they put a bit more effort in they can look professional, polished and stylish. It should be perfect for both personal style as well as lifestyle. There’s no need to be intimidated or confused when shopping for these elusive wardrobe additions. There are plenty of options in various materials and colors and for any budget.

Yet, many men find that they’re clueless as to where to start. Some stores even place the men’s style bags in with women’s as they are similar. Thankfully, most wouldn’t be able to tell anyway as long as trends are followed. Masculinity is definitely a big factor to consider when finding the best bag, with the right choice, manliness won’t suffer.

To begin with, searching for a durable and rugged material is key. A leather carryall is the perfect choice, as well as a canvas backpack. Take stock of what needs to be carried on a daily basis or what will be in this particular bag before heading out to shop. This will make the process much faster and more simple.

Here are some different types of bag that are popular for men in 2016. They are durable, suitable and will serve every purpose they set out to.

The leather hold all bag

A leather hold all is definitely the go-to bag for most men. The name says it all, “hold all.” It is perfect for carrying many different items for a day at work, excursion, trip to the gym, going to class and more. The multiple functions will serve him well all day long, and when chosen well they are very fashion forward while still providing a manly look.

Choose a leathery carryall bag that is medium in size, and brown leather is the most popular type. This is because the versatility and durability of leather makes it go with just about anything that’s being worn.

A Briefcase

The briefcase doesn’t have that boxy feel that it did back in the 80’s and 90’s. They are not the father’s briefcases, but have a slim and sleek look that’s perfect for a few important papers and possibly a laptop. For any man that wears a suit to work, or dresses up for a professional atmosphere a briefcase will be a better choice than the leather carryall bag.

Black leather looks great with suits, while canvas is excellent for casual days.

The Backpack

For a hands-free option, the backpack is zero mess and can hold everything needed for a long day. Pack clothes and deodorant for the gym, books and writing utensils for school, or wear it on a bike or motorcycle without worry of having somewhere to store things on a commute.

Backpacks come in all colours and sizes. Men shouldn’t be afraid to branch out with this look and draw attention to an otherwise drab outfit. A backpack definitely shows a man’s personality as opposed to a leather carryall bag or briefcase.

Tote

The tote is gaining popularity with men this year, as it can carry the most of any option. Throw in clothing, camera, laptop, accessories and more and be prepared for any day completely. Many use them as a carry on for the plane. It will save a man from stuffing too much in his pockets and looking awkward.

These are the best options for men, and easy to find in any men’s section, or a store dedicated to men’s accessories both online and brick and mortar.

 

Latest Trends in Women’s Fashion Handbags

Latest Trends in Women’s Fashion Handbags

sdWondering what the latest trends in designer handbags are this season? Think bright, primary colours – red, blue and yellow.

Tassels in all forms are making a huge statement in luxury handbags on the runway. From bright tassels to cooler hues, the options are endless. Designers of branded handbags are also using a lot of florals – with perforated leathers in floral shapes; even big flower-shaped bags have been seen on the runway for luxury handbag brands. Lady designer handbags are also becoming tech-savvy with the latest trends of post-modern luxury handbags equipped with pockets to hold your mobile phones.

Clutches with cartoon faces on it are also making a big statement in designer handbags this season. Other bizarre trends seen on the runway are Animal and Food shaped bags – from happy faces to tropical fruits and delightful baked goods, no other designer handbag has a personality like these.

One of the most common designer handbag trends seen on the runway is the structured bag, the one that is very clearly defined on all sides. Fanny Packs are also making a huge comeback this season as seen at the New York Fashion Week. Silver is big this year. Shimmering silver with a futuristic appeal has been the main look that everything from clothing to shoes has taken on.

Another common structure to the spring 2016 ladies designer handbags is the clutch, wherein there are no straps to hold onto or pull over the shoulder. Everything from the cupcakes to the face designed pieces come in clutch looks. While most luxury handbags for women have zippers or the like, one of the spring 2016 handbag trends we see on the runway shows is the fold-over effect, like an envelope clutch.

The snakeskin and alligator skin looks are also a part of the spring/summer 2016 branded handbag trends, coming in various different designs. We see some very graphic colors, stripes and designs appearing on the spring 2016 bags, versus the more muted we might like to carry on a daily basis. Another big trend coming up is the chunky chain-bag with loud metal detailing and hardware- adding the edge and luster to any look.

Embellished and crystal-encrusted clutches are another rising trend in purses for women this season. Bold, big and bright stones have been seen on smaller clutches and handbags. Metallic stones and crystals are also very big on the runway. Back-packs are also making a come-back this season – coming in big and small sizes and various other designs.

Smaller camera bags were also seen on the spring-summer runway on 2016. These bags are very structured and easy to carry with ample space for all your essentials.

Another bag that has been seen season after season is the bucket bag. This bag has been on the runway for a long time now and will continue to be a favorite.

Furs and ruffles have also been seen to hit the run way in a big way – on both, smaller and larger tote bags. Backpacks have been given a chic makeover on the runway this year with over the top gold detailing and quilt designs.

All in all, this season has seen some age-old favorites along with futuristic designer handbags on the runway. From mini-bags to backpacks, the trends this season have a wide variety of bags and clutches to choose from for any occasion.

 

The Prettiest Yoga Clothes of Your Life

The Prettiest Yoga Clothes of Your Life

dsvYou’ve decided to make some lifestyle changes. You are going to eat better, exercise more, and meditate regularly. You picture yourself becoming a devoted yogi, always calm, cool, collected, and centered. You picture your new, pretty life, and it is surrounded by soft lighting and harp music. The only problem is that your current workout clothes say “train wreck,” which clashes with your new Zen lifestyle.

It is possible to have the prettiest yoga clothes of your life. You just need to create a new workout wardrobe filled with yoga clothes fit for a Zen princess. All you have to do is choose a wardrobe story below:

Yoga Royalty Wardrobe Story: To have the prettiest yoga clothes of your life, this wardrobe uses the color of royalty: purple. Play around by mixing and matching the options below. This wardrobe story includes:

  • 2 capri leggings or tights in gray, purple, or purple print
  • 1 pair of yoga pants in a dark gray
  • 3 sport bras – white, purple, and lavender
  • 2 loose tank tops – one solid purple color and one purple print
  • 1 long-sleeve tee in a shade of purple
  • 1 sweatshirt – should be a long, slouchy, off-the-shoulder sweatshirt
  • 1 pair of purple flip flop sandals to go to class in
  • 1 tote bag in a purple print
  • 1 yoga mat – a shade of purple, of course
  • 1 water bottle in gray or purple
  • To up the pretty power of these clothes, add a purple wrap top to the mix and be almost too pretty to sit in the lotus position.

Yoga Angel Wardrobe Story: To have the prettiest yoga clothes of your life, this wardrobe uses soft and angelic whites, creams, and ivories. Experiment with layering sports bras, tank tops, and sweaters. To make this wardrobe story work make the following changes to the Yoga Royalty Wardrobe Story:

  • Swap out the purple for grays and whites
  • Ditch the purple tote bad for a white mini backpack
  • Change the purple flip flop sandals to white sneakers
  • Change the purple sweatshirt to an oversized white sweater
  • To up the pretty power of this yoga wardrobe, include a sheer white tee that you can also use for layering. You’ll be the most stylish person strutting out of yoga class.

Yoga Vivid Wardrobe Story: To have the prettiest yoga clothes that are also bold and strong layer with vivid colors that make you feel as playful as the happy baby pose you are holding in your yoga class. Make the following changes to the Yoga Royalty Wardrobe Story:

  • Change the purples to hot pink, green, and navy
  • 1 exercise bag in a bright print
  • 1 yoga mat in hot pink, green, or navy
  • 1 water bottle in a bright print
  • To up the pretty power of these yoga clothes, incorporate colorful headbands in the hot pink, green, navy, and white to add even more pops of color to your yoga workout outfits.

How Can You Create Your Own Style And Show It Off?

How Can You Create Your Own Style And Show It Off?

avWe all know that change is good, and everyone has the right to change his or her style. Even you can change your style and if it is really good, you might even become a fashion icon! However, if you cannot think of how you can create your personal style, then you can always look for ways to better it.

Creating your own style!

Creating your style can really be easy, if you know about your preferences. Remember, you are not doing it for the world to see, but rather for yourself. If you keep this mentality in mind, then you can easily create your own new style.

Some tips that can help you create your own personal style are discussed below.

• Learn from others: This is a very important thing to do in order to create your own unique style. Try to look around and find an example of styles that you like very much. Then try to find out its advantages and disadvantages. This will, in turn, help you find out about your own likes and dislikes.

• Portraying your style: Once you know what you like and what you don’t like, you must know about the direction where you will advance your style. Are you a poet, an artist, a cool dude or a sportsman? The way you see yourself, must be reflected in your style.

• Styling with your personality: After you know what personality is like, you must decide which kind of clothing will define such a personality. For this, you can even do a little research on the internet. Now, you’ll need to jot down the styles you like and your preferences for this style.

• Check what you already have: You must look out for the outfits matching your selected style and preferences. The first place to look for this is your own wardrobe. Maybe you already have the things you need to stylise yourself! This way, you can choose the outfits without spending any money at all!

• Over to what you don’t have: You may not have all the things you need. Thus, you must shop for those things you require, in order to express your style.

• Show it off: Now that you have your own outfits, you are ready to show it off! It may be difficult if your style is really different from others, but if you have self-confidence, then even the world would follow you!

At first, it can be difficult to create and adjust to your new style. You may face some criticism from the people around you, and you will need a lot of patience, but the end result would be really satisfying.