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Fashion Advice for Teenage Girls

Fashion advice, especially to someone as vulnerable as teenage girls, is something that can go disastrously wrong if one does not know what they’re talking about. And it has been known to happen so don’t judge me for being a little too condescending about it. Fashion as I see it, and as I’m sure many, many girls all around the world see it, is a matter of self-confidence seasoned with a bit of creative thinking and a lot of resourcefulness. You don’t have to own every latest piece of clothing that has walked a ramp to be well-dressed and presentable. That’s one major piece of advice that is underused; by those dishing out the advice and the ones receiving it. In this article, there are some basic tips to ensure that you have an all-season wardrobe. So get ready for a wardrobe upheaval that does not necessarily involve super-expensive couture.

Fashion Tips for Teenage Girls

When it comes to styling teenage girls, one needs to be overly cautious. It’s not just about making the girl wear the latest clothes. It’s about helping her to identify with her inner self and recognize what is going to help her enhance her best features. Just giving a girl a lecture about what you think is the best for her is not enough. She should be able to relate to what you’re saying. You need to put yourself in their place, but advice them from the point of view of a person who will be looking at them (literally). So, let’s check out some very simple and (un)fortunately cliché fashion advice that teenage girls can benefit from.

Stick to Basics
What goes into having a perfect wardrobe that boasts of something nice to wear during every season? What do you need to lay the foundation of a wardrobe so awesome, that you don’t need to spend hours agonizing over the dreaded ‘what to wear’ question? It’s the basics! Or essentials if you will. Honestly, there is nothing more simple to understand than the ‘stick to basics’ philosophy. So what do the basics encompass? Here’s a list of some of the items, whose importance and contribution to your wardrobe you should NEVER underestimate.

  • Well Fitting Jeans: If you haven’t come across a girl who wears jeans that are either so tight they threaten to explode, or so loose they look like they’re hung on a hanger, then you live in a perfect world. I am yet to find a dictionary in which the word ‘fitting’ means ‘extra-tight-to-the-point-of-tearing-if-worn-when-seated’. Girls, we know you’re at an age when the first and last thing on your mind is how you look. So please, refrain from wearing jeans that are too snug or too loose. Flaunt your body, but do it with dignity.
  • Tops: T-shirts, tanks, spaghetti straps, the world is your oyster! You need to have these in strong colors that will complement your skin tone and your body type. Do not go in for an ill-fitting top. Your upper body needs to breathe, so you need to have something that will facilitate this basic necessity of life. At the same time, having just sweatshirts and loose tees will take away the femininity from your wardrobe. Include smart button-down shirts, some girly tops, and classy jackets in neutral colors for the winters.
  • Skirts and Shorts: If you know how to look good in shorts, then nothing should stop you from flaunting your legs in the summer. Follow the cardinal rule of not too tight, not too loose for them as well. If you’re more of a ‘girly’ girl, then you need a collection of pretty skirts in varying lengths: short, medium, and long. You can team the extremely short ones with leggings, wear the medium ones as they are and heavily accessorize with the long ones for an ultra-chic Boho look!
  • Shoes: You need comfortable footwear for every season. For the summer, flip-flops, slippers, thongs work well. For the winter, go with closed shoes like flat pumps or boots. Don’t wear extremely high heels. They could lead to other problems later on. For the monsoon, you can have a cute pair of rainy boots.
  • Accessories: There is no shortage of accessories for teens. There are so many stores that are bursting with stuff that you can accessorize with. But what you need always is some nice belts, scarves, a nice pair of eye/sunglasses, some simple jewelry and a perfect attitude to match them.
    Once you have the basics of your wardrobe covered, the rest is just psychological.

Be Comfortable
You must have heard this a million times, but that does not dilute its importance. You need to be absolutely comfortable in what you’re wearing. Else, all the ‘advice’ given above or in any other forum that you may read might as well be tossed out the window. Let’s put it this way. You like this boy at school and you want to look nice for him. You can dress up in trendy clothes but if half of your attention is focused on whether your skirt is too short or your shirt is too transparent, it’s going to show on your face, or worse in that oh-so-interesting conversation about dissecting a cockroach that you were having with him. Take it from someone who’s had such unfortunate encounters as an adolescent, it will scar you for the rest of the week, if not for life!

Be Smart
You need to be smart to dress smart. Which means that limited wardrobe though you may have (and it’s always limited for girls, isn’t it?), learn to be creative and experiment with everything you already own. With the basics mentioned above, you will never run out of ideas to dress yourself, for any season and any occasion. You just need to be perfectly aware of what is going to complement your body type well. When in doubt, change. You are the best judge of what you look like. It’s perfectly alright to take a risk with fashion trends once in a while, but if you seriously doubt the way you look in a particular outfit, either get an opinion from someone who can be completely honest with you or just change!

The last and parting fashion advice that can be shared with teenagers is be confident. If you’re experimenting with a new look and are sure about yourself when you look in the mirror, take that confidence with you wherever you go. Confidence is infectious. You never know, you might end up being the sparkling diva of teen fashion and have others swarming around you!

Best Clothes to Wear to College

Every girl on this planet dreads her first day in college whether she accepts it or not. There is only one thing that leads to this dreading – what will I wear on the first day? This question has troubled many girls and given them sleepless nights, I agree. This article will perfectly clear all the doubts you have ever had on what you should be wearing to college. Before you start making plans to make some changes to your wardrobe, there are a few things you should consider. ‘What suits you best?’ This is a very important question as depending on this, we will decide what can be the best clothes for you to wear to college. Then again, you have to understand that college is all about being a student and you cannot wear anything that will make you look older than your age. Yes, some guys would like that but for the ladies, it’s a strict no-no. Avoid everything that will make you stand out of the crowd, as chances are you won’t be ‘in’ it for long then. Yes, you’ve got to be different, but this is how you’re going to do it!

What You Should Wear to College?

Shirts
Your shirts are going to be a very important part of your wardrobe as this is what people notice first. If you live in a town that is blessed with too much of sun, stick to wearing light colored simple tees. Avoid too much of sleeveless as this would give you a horrible tan in the long run. Never wear anything that shines too much. On those lazy days you can pull on a cardigan, but make sure you don’t make this your habit. For accessories throughout the year, choose between stoles, mufflers, gloves and shrugs as and when the weather permits or demands. None of these should be more prominent than the shirt/sweater you wear.

Denims and Pants
Since it’s hot most of the year, once every week, you can wear a skirt or some casual shorts to let your legs breathe. Khadi and cotton pants look cool too. During the winters, stick to denims (no boot cuts and only black or blue) and a few well designed yet, simple pants. Avoid shorts completely. These would show the occasional goose bumps that you would get. If you have to attend just a sport or music class, you can dress in pajamas too. Once in a while, it’s important to you let yourself free!

Footwear
When it comes to footwear, you have to be careful. You might think it is cool to wear those red pumps, isn’t it? They look so hot after all. But then, NO! You are not attending a party! Sneakers are the best option to team up with denims and pants. To give yourself a change sometimes, wear a pair of nice flip flops. With skirts, team up some nice flats. As for the boys, stick to those shoes. You’ll look the best in them!

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Once in a while, you need to show just how gorgeous you are! On days that need a celebration, a birthday maybe, dress up just the way you want. Get those pumps out (finally!) and also get that makeup out. Do your hair just how you want it and wear any color and fabric that you want, even if it shines (finally, again!). On such days, dress to make a statement. Get out all the accessories from the closet as well and make sure you enough of them on you. As for the guys, will you even bother?

These tips on choosing your college wear are very important as most people are a little low on their fashion quotient at that age. You like something, you pick it up and come to college all geared up, ready to flaunt what you shouldn’t be. You have enough trendy teen clothing to choose from; choose well. Throughout your college days, stick to simplicity. Every fashion trend fits different age groups differently. Don’t try to imitate a super model on the cover of your favorite magazine, you may look too overdone for a student. Always, for your entire life, focus on ‘style’. As they say, Keep It Stylish!

Casual Dresses for Juniors

Juniors love to experiment with various styles and fashions. They prefer to dress up according to the changing fashion trends and choose the hot picks of the season. If you check out the teen fashion clothing, you will find a wide range of options available. Moreover, you can find that casual wear is much more popular in the juniors clothing section. Though a wide variety of formal dresses are available on the shelves in the juniors section, use of these is restricted for special occasions. Are you one of those searching for the best dresses to fill up the casual section of your wardrobe? Then here’s more about the top trends in them for juniors which will help you choose the right pieces.

Best Styles to Choose From

Hot Picks

Dresses of various styles in terms of length, fit, pattern, colors, fabric, and designs are hot picks for the season. If you are searching for the most trendy clothes, you are sure to come across pretty knee length and shorter dresses that give you a cool casual look. These short apparels have been popular juniors clothing since a long time. Those having floral prints or abstract designs are a hot trend. Larger prints are the ‘in’ thing and you can see a lot of them with multicolored designs as well. Vibrant colors, quirky designs, etc., will make you look absolutely stunning.

Long Dresses

Apart from the short, long dresses are also amongst the ‘must-checkouts’. Go for the calf length ones with wide waist belts and pleated patterns, or pick the truly feminine and long empire waist dresses. Wear these with ankle boots and get set to turn all eyes towards you. You can also choose to wear the cute ones in fabrics, like chiffon, Georgette, mix cotton, and silk. Flowy sundresses are the ultimate picks for that fun and carefree look. Choose from strapless, thin strapped, halter neck, off shoulder, and empire waist patterns. These are available in a bunch of light and bright colors. Juniors must avoid shopping for dull shades and grab the bright colors, which rightly suit their age. Well, the white dresses impart an unmatchable look and these can be easily graced with colorful accessories. So, if you want to step out with a fresh look do think of that white thin strapped dress with ruffles and frills.

Elegant Outfits

Linen dresses are the best picks for occasions when you want to dress up in casual yet decent attire. When you want to look really special, grab the linen dresses and look class apart. Browse through the classy linen pencil dresses and we are sure that you will like to put one or two of them in your shopping bag. Colors like white or gray look awesome in this fabric. You can go for those with wide collar, wide waist band, and short sleeves that look extremely pretty. Don’t forget to check out the plaid dresses for juniors which are available in varied styles. Choose one that looks best on you and suits your taste.

Fancy dresses are highly popular and amongst the most opted pieces. Make sure that you pair the right accessories with the chosen dress. Pairing suitable boots needs no mention when you want to look perfect. Adding lovely hair accessories and funky beaded jewelry to grace your outfit and play up the look of your attire is a great idea. You can also wear cropped jackets and add a style element to the thin strapped and strapless dresses. So, ready to give a classy casual makeover to your wardrobe?

Awesome Summer Dresses

Summers only mean time for some fun in the sun. Light dresses, flip-flops, glares, and oodles of sunscreen define summer. The scorching heat can actually give you an opportunity to experiment with various outfits. Comfort is the keyword when it comes to the sultry summer weather. Skirts, halter-tops, comfy T-shirts, and cute shorts are all a part of summer clothing. However, the one thing that really defines chic in this season is a summer dress. These can range from the super stylish dresses for a night out to the cute ones during the day, in a range of interesting fabrics. Teens can use this season to their creative best.

Dress Me Up

Shirtdress

A shirtdress was designed with inspiration from a man’s shirt. However, these are longer in length and often resemble a straight frock. Shirtdresses can be worn with or without leggings. Shirtdresses should be worn with a belt to add definition to the waist, as these are very loose. For a casual look during the day, these can be worn with a pair of leggings and flats. To make the look stylish for an evening out, wear the dress minus the leggings, but with a pair of killer heels

Puff Dress

The puff dress is fitting on the upper area of the body, and falls gently below to cover your hips. Such a pattern brings more attention to your arms and legs. This dress rates very high on the comfort factor. Zany and colorful prints would make it ideal for day wear. For a trip to the beach, you can combine it with a stylish, wide-brimmed hat. These dresses are the best option for a feminine look.

Shift Dress

Elegant and stylish, the shift dress can probably never go out of fashion due to its comfort factor. This pattern is based on clean cuts that gives a very smart look and is a very versatile outfit as well. Combine it with flats and you have a casual look. Wear it with heels and you get a professional touch. The shift dress was seen on the fashion scenario in the late ’50s. Shift dresses are usually knee-length and flatter all body types.

Strapless Dress

A strapless summer dress is the ideal choice to beat the heat and yet look super stylish in summer. Go in for bold prints or solid colors for the evening, and bright, fun colors in a floral pattern for the day, to instantly turn heads towards you. You can also pull on a shimmering shrug for the nighttime. This dress accentuates your shoulders and upper body. Usually, a strapless dress looks the most stylish when it is knee-length. Wedges look very cute with these dresses.

Sizzling Summer Fashion Tips

Loads of lip gloss would blend well with any of your summer clothes. Apply a base of lipstick and wear some gloss in a light color for a perfect pout.

Get a stylish pair of flats that will help your feet breathe easy in the hot weather. Strappy sandals look really cool with summer dresses.

A stylish hat will protect your skin and also turn you into a style goddess.

Tote bags can really jazz up any summer dress.

Make a statement with over-sized, stylish glares.

Go in for bright and fun colors while choosing your summer clothes.
So, all set for the summer, are we? Every season presents you with an opportunity to make a style statement, and with these ideas, you can ensure that you look the part without compromising on the comfort factor.