What Are the Best Shoes to Wear to the Beach?

For those who frequent the beach, it’s probably no surprise that you are looking for a shoe that is comfortable, offers protection, and allows you to stay mobile. If that is the case, there is no better shoe for you than a boat shoe.

Boat shoes (also known as topsiders) are a great beach shoe for multiple reasons. First, they look great. Secondly, they are built to withstand the elements, especially and water. Lastly, they provide great protection for when you are trying to find that ‘perfect spot’ to lay out, or playing a game for beach volleyball on blistering hot sand.

Topsiders have been popular for years. When I was talking to my mom over the phone recently she even took note of their reemergence. She said they have been around since forever (since the 80s) and that she thinks it’s great they are making a comeback. Stylists agree, boat shoes are a great-looking summer shoe and should be in the closest of every person who is fashion conscious.

Another advantage of wearing boat shoes on the beach is their high-quality construction. Many topsiders, especially those from Sperry, come waterproofed from the factory. That protects them from cracking due to moisture over time. Secondly, they rubber, tread-like sole is resilient to heat and makes walking through hot sand a breeze.

Combing both of the aforementioned points, you need something sleek and stylish for when you are in limbo at the beach. Boat shoes are easy to slip on and off, and provide your feet the style and protection they need to stay healthy, and for you to make the most of your relaxing day at the beach.

The Petite Woman – What To Wear?

For those of you who are not sure, petite is someone is 5’4″ or under- size does not matter. Actually, the most common petite woman is 5’4″ and a size 12.

In the past petite women had had to settle of a selection of clothes in regular sizes that did not fit properly. The good news is that now designers and store owners recognize the petite frame as needing different dimensions. You will find more and more stores are devoting sections to meet the needs of petite women.

You will find petite styles are the same colour and style as regular merchandise but have been tailored to fit the petite figure. Petite styles have slightly slimmer lapels; shorter sleeves, a shorter body and the armholes are just a little higher.

Women with petite frames can wear almost any style and look slimmer by using a few simple strategies. If you are petite and overweight avoid bold, large patterns and heavy fabrics such as, velvet, corduroy and fur. Also, avoid styles that draw the eye to the waist or hip area.

Style Tips and Strategies

1. Keep prints in proportion to you figure

2. Wear 3/4 sleeves

3. Avoid too much jewelry

4. When layering, wear light weight materials

5. Wear monochromatic colours

6.Wear cuffs only if hosiery and shoes are the same colour

7.When wearing separates avoid contrasting colours such as a navy skirt and a white top

Winter Wear for Men: Take Your Pick

When it comes to following the latest fashion trends, men are not far behind the fairer sex. The new metro sexual man is stylish, suave yet retaining that touch of masculinity that makes every girl’s eyes flutter. After all, what’s better than a MAN who knows how to clean up well. With fall just round the corner, there is definitely more than just pullovers for a man to don. In fact, there are a lot of options that boys could play with, experiment a little, mix and match and come out with flying colors, quite literally!

Well, for starters, there’s nothing like the classic pullover. Wear one over a pair of denims and you’re done for the day. Additionally, there’s no such clothing that aids in flaunting the man’s shoulders than a V-Neck. But there’s lots more to the plain, old simple sweaters. A polo neck sweater comes in handy for both a business meeting as well as a casual day out. There’s the zipped pullover which you could wear over a shirt and you’re ready. In fact, this look could even make you chuck the coat and tie at office for once. Then there are the cardigans and the collared sweaters, if you’re looking for something different. The sleeveless pullovers over a crisp shirt also make a man look like a million bucks.

Pullovers do the trick for both pre-fall and high fall according to the fabric. But if it’s something light and easy that you’re looking for, then sweatshirts are the thing for you. Go for the hooded or the non-hooded ones in different colors to complete your winter look. Zipped reversible sweatshirts also seem to have become the latest fad. Since we’re on it, reversible windcheaters are no less in demand. The classic black windcheaters are also among the absolute favorites in winter wear for men.

When it comes to men’s winter wear absolute must haves, even jackets can never go out of style. Leather jackets in darker tones complete the look while making it completely drool worthy. Helps you get all the attention from the ladies! Formal and semi-formal jackets also sell like hot cakes and can be found in a range of cuts, colors and fabrics conveniently at any online store. Then there are the quilted ones which keep the harsh winds at bay like not even a heater can, and yes, they can make a man look manly and bulky without much hard work.

The jacket look is indeed incomplete without a muffler or a scarf. Yes scarves are no longer exclusively meant for women. Look stylish and suave by teaming a scarf with a heavy jacket and make heads turn. Mufflers go better with formal jackets, so try it and get ready to receive all those compliments.

Now that you’re enlightened about the winter wear for men, make sure you make no mistake, whether it’s for your own sake or for gifting purposes. Also remember, standard dark shades always work well for the man but a little bit of color never hurt anyone!