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4 Underground Street Brands to Keep Your Eyes Peeled For

4 Underground Street Brands to Keep Your Eyes Peeled For

streetwear is a trend that almost everyone talks about (whether they hate it or love it). It’s constantly changing and with some of the biggest luxury fashion houses backing it, it doesn’t appear to be slowing down. But not every wants to spend luxury prices of mens urban clothing so here are 4 underground brands on the offering something a little different to set them apart from the competition:

Be Yourself

More than just a label, Be Yourself Clothing is an urban streetwear brand that offers creative designs with every garment. You’ll be able to spot them with their signature style logo on the majority of their products, but it a brand worth browsing because of its choice of striking colours, designs and quality.

Never Made

Graphic designer Francisco Reyes Jr aka Never Made has created this brand which doesn’t just focus on clothing. With unique illustration available on print and clothing, Never Made is a brand that stands out on the street scene. Currently, the designs include branding, multiple slogans and tye-dies, and with tops averaging at around $30 is a brand most can get behind.

LURK HARD

Hard designs and inspiration created this brand. The branding includes an upside-down cross is included on the majority of their stock, with hoodies, beanies and shorts being there best sellers. Their range goes further with graphic tops often including skulls in their designs, which matches up to the brand Anti-Christ vibe.

The brand also includes some interest accessories such as corduroy caps, tote bags and flame socks. All a bit of extra incentive to check them out next time you’re in the market for streetwear.

Only NY

A street brand with affiliations all around the world. Currently, the brand has a Brooklyn Museum range offering all kinds of designs inspired by the building and history itself. The brand focuses on contrasting colours retro prints and double-take imagery that people won’t forget.

The brand uses heavyweight materials so you’ll sense the premium quality and thought that goes into its jumpers, beans and so much more.… Read More..

5 Fashion item That Can Be Damaging To Your Health

5 Fashion item That Can Be Damaging To Your Health

It’s great to look good in the latest fashion and show off your best brands where you can, but is it worth the price if the item of clothing you’re wearing is damaging your health? What may seem as a harmless garment could actually be negatively impacting your health.Here are 5 everyday fashion items that could be doing just that to your physical health.

Tight Pants

Skinny fit legwear has become a seriously popular fashion trend over the years as people steer away from the likes of flares and boot-cut style jeans. However, due to just how tight they can be made there can be many problems that it can cause. These can include the following:

  • Poor blood circulation
  • Dilating veins
  • Slow digestion
  • Numbness
  • Pain in the thighs
  • Irritation

All of these can lead to short and long term health problems, so next time you’re looking to purchase some skinny jeans, make sure they’re safe as well as comfy.

Heavy Accessories

Ear piercings are popular procedures for both men and women, but they can be easily prone to infection. Not only this, but incorrectly performed procedures can also put your life at risk in the future. Even if the procedure was performed correctly and there was no risk of infection, wearing large and heavy earrings can damage your earlobes. This can require surgery in the future.

Ties

A form of clothing that can be rather common for health problems in men are ties. They’re mainly used for formal wear events and corporate businesses. The issue is that men tend to purchase shirts that are too small for their neck and have their tie knots too tight.

This can reduce blood flow, increase pressure on neck nerves, cause headaches and limit neck movement which can be discomforting. This can require thyroid support in the future to ease the pain in the neck.

Flip Flops

Although it’s an essential item for your holiday itinerary and the beach, flip-flops aren’t as safe for you as you think. Their biggest risk is that they can easily cause cutting on your toes which will be prone to infection. For women, as they’re an extremely flat form of footwear, switching to heeled items can cause your heels to hit the ground harder which can cause long term back problems.

Large Handbags

Fashionably, handbags seem to be growing in size which means more space to put items in there. Carrying a heavy load on one shoulder can be rather damaging to your posture, muscles and joints, however. Particularly for muscle issues, you’ll soon find yourself resulting to digestive health supplements to ease the pain. If you’re still really desperate to carry around your favourite handbag, reduce the number of items that you carry in there so it’s not too strenuous on your joints and muscles.

 

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4 Men’s Clothing Trends To Expect In 2020

4 Men’s Clothing Trends To Expect In 2020

Even though 2020 is still a few months away, many of the biggest fashion trends are already making waves in the industry. Each year, the excitement for future trends starts earlier and earlier, which is to be expected when the trends just keep getting more and more interesting and we start hearing about new designers who are releasing their collections. Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe update or searching for some styling inspiration, there are a few men’s clothing trends which you should prepare yourself (and your wardrobe) for!

Cuban Collars

Get ready to feel the summer breeze with a slick and stylish Cuban collar shirt! A Cuban collar shirt is extremely distinctive, with a large collar and short sleeves. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to jazz up an outfit or make a huge statement, then look no further! Whether you choose to wear one with a bold print or keep it simple in a block colour, Cuban collar shirts look even more stylish in green, yellow and blue shades. For a true summer look, pair with some chinos and sunglasses and enjoy the summer sun in Cuban style!

Over The Knee Shorts

If you’re looking to achieve the ultimate athleisure look, then be sure to add a pair of over the knee shorts to your wardrobe. These are a great piece to have if you love wearing casual wear or fitness clothing, as they will keep you covered as well as cool when the summer heat starts. From funky, bold patterns to bright colours, there are plenty of different styles to choose from when picking this statement clothing piece. Be sure to finish off the look with an open shirt and trainers.

Patchwork Prints

Patchwork was huge back in the late 80s/early 90s and this trend is set to make a huge comeback in 2020 – but be sure to make it loud! Patchwork prints look great on everyone, no matter how they choose to wear the trend. Whether you wear a shirt with different styles and colours with a plain t-shirt to truly make the outfit pop or stand out even more with a pair of bold trousers, this is an easy way to put a modern twist onto a traditional and old-school fashion  trend, so don’t be scared to give it a try!

Cross-Body Bags

The ultimate must-have for travellers, keep your belongings safe in style this fashion season with a cross-body bag. Whether you choose a messenger-style bag or a small and neat design, these bags are ideal for keeping your belongings secure, whilst also following the latest fashion trends. If you find that the strap is too long for your liking, then you can tie a small knot in the strap, meaning that you now have a unique and stylish addition to your fashion collection. A cross-body bag is a great way to jazz up a plain outfit and is extremely practical.… Read More..

Items of Children Clothing You Should Invest In

Items of Children Clothing You Should Invest In

 

When it comes to our children, many of us are not ashamed to admit that they are better dressed than us. Parents are more than happy to invest in clothing for their little ones but because children grow so quickly, often they only get a few wears of an item before it needs to be handed down or donated. Quality children’s clothing isn’t a cheap investment and often can leave us feeling out of pocket.

Because we want the best for our children, knowing what to spend a little more on is important, as it will last much longer. Whether you have a newborn or a 10-year-old, the same principle applies – they will likely grow out of it sooner than you hoped, but there are some items of clothing you should invest in for the long-term.

 

Bodysuits

For babies and toddlers, bodysuits are a must-have. They can be worn as a complete outfit on warm days or used to layer up during the cold winter months. If you have a newborn, then you probably have piles of them in varying sizes, colours, patterns and designs but they will come in use as you keep up with your growing baby. It’s nice to choose a variety of designs and colours and ones which have different fastenings, such as an envelope-style neck.

 

Beanie Hats

There’s a reason why a hat is often put on top of a newborn’s head before a nappy or blanket. Children and babies get cold very easily and babies especially struggle to regulate their body temperature, meaning it can fluctuate rapidly during the course of the day. A beanie is a great thing to have on hand should you go into a chilly store or restaurant and are perfect for keeping children cosy and warm, no matter the weather outside.

 

Pyjamas

Children sleep a lot and keeping them cosy and warm during the night or for nap times means you lessen the chance of them having a night of disturbed or disruptive sleep. When it comes to pyjamas, it’s easy to assume that you shouldn’t spend much money on them, after all, your children will only wear them for a few hours a night, but you should invest in good quality pyjamas. Soft material, such as cotton, are important to have when it comes to pyjamas as they are less likely to upset your children’s skin and will keep them comfortable both in summer and winter.

 

Occasion Wear

How often have you been invited to an event, only to worry about what your children will wear? The seasons have an effect on the style and design of childrenswear available at that time, for example, in the summer you’ll likely see short-sleeved shirts and bowties, whereas in winter you’ll find dark colours. You won’t always want to dress them in the style of the season as it may not be appropriate so you should invest in good quality and sized children’s  wear … Read More..

4 Ideas for Furnishing Your New Home

4 Ideas for Furnishing Your New Home

Lighting

Lighting can be altered to fit any atmosphere mood or occasion, different rooms would require different amounts of light for example, bright kitchens and bathrooms for sanitary reasons and so it looks clean.

On the other hand, I would recommend, living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms to have dimmer switches, therefore you can alter the lighting depending on the atmosphere. The light would be dimmer in the evening to replicate a cosy and intimate mood and the dining room would be bright for lunch and breakfast hours.

But you can also add some colour to rooms with luxury bar stools, sofas and other accessories, natural light can come from all kinds of places!

Wallpaper

You need to choose your wallpaper carefully to match your house. This all depends on the atmosphere you are trying to portray, for bedrooms or dining rooms a dark opulence can look nice with dark wood and a golden light, it can make you feel relaxed, intimate and romantic.

If your afraid of it looking too dark then you could pick a light metallic wallpaper or patterned wallpaper as a feature wall with a light main colour and if you use a particular room such as your kitchen for day to day activities then bright walls and maybe a feature wall often looks nice. Try not to play it safe with all white, it can often look clinical, keep it colourful.

Also think practicality especially with children wipeable wallpaper or the use of tiles is super efficient but also effective.

 

Curtains and Runners

Colourful curtains and patterned runners can really help revamp a plain room, if you want to keep the room minimalistic and whenever you fancy a change it’s cheap and easy to change the curtains and runners. Much cheaper than re-decorating the whole room.

 

Oversized Art

Oversized art can come in all shapes and sizes, all of which are very different and can be suited to match designer furniture. I would aim to put the art at eye-level so people can see it when they are sitting.

Oversized art can be found everywhere including charity shops, therefore it doesn’t have to cost you lots of money to be effective, it can really add character to a room.

 

Personal touches.

To finish off furnishing your home, as well as using some original furniture, add pictures of family or friends around the rooms so it seems more like a home than a showroom. Don’t just copy pictures off the internet, see if you can add some of your own personal touches and what you like to make it seem more cosy and realistic.… Read More..