6 Stylish and Trendy Outfit Ideas for Summer

Here are 6 fabulous summer outfit ideas for you.

1. Feel flowy and comfy

Women who are fond of wearing loose dresses will absolutely enjoy doing this. Flowy cotton dresses are perfect for summer because light to wear, is important because you have to stay cool and classy even in the warmth of summer. Make sure to choose dresses are light in color such as white and yellow to somehow alleviate the heat of the sun. If you're thinking of shoes, try sneakers to keep that comfy feeling.

2. Classic tank

A very classic in summer involves your tank top and boyfriend pants. This pair never gets out of style especially during the sunny days because it flatters your body shape at the same time sprinkles some glam on your get-up. Create this along with wearing a sun hat and your most-loved sunglasses.

3. The Crop Top Fever

Crop tops have been rounds in countless fashion magazines and shows. Undoubtedly, it is the latest in the world of midriffs and hanging shirts. You can be very flexible with crop tops because you can wear it with pants, shorts, and even skirts. Knowing this summer must be an easy challenge if you have crop tops of various colors in your wardrobe.

4. Rockin 'a bikini

One of the best come from wearing bikinis. Summer is contextually similar to frolicking by the beach and you must agree that bikinis are by far the best thing you can be seen in. However, if you want to spice up that two-piece clothing, you can accentuate your look by wearing accessories like colored pearls and some pua shell necklace. This will surely hook you up with that great summer vibe.

5. Mad about prints

You can think of countless prints and still believe all will look fab on summer clothing. Your under the sun can consist of floral, boho, and geometric prints that can alt pasten your look to a summer surprise. Printed clothing is a good choice if you are deciding on this particular summer.

6. White polos

White clothing has always been a part of whenever summer comes in. A top choice to wear for the sunny weather is a white polo. You can don this look especially when you want to cover up a bikini temporarily for a quick bite out o the beach. Wear this with denim shorts and decorated sandals and you'll make heads turn with this fun. …

Superdry Clothing – Sizes Explained

The problem is that Superdry sizes ‘appear to be different’ from other brands in the market (I’ve put that in inverted commas for a reason). That and the internet is plagued of misleading information on this topic. I’ve decided to sort this out once and for all. Or at least until Superdry change things up again. Superdry is actually very accurately sized. I know you weren’t expecting to hear that so I will explain why.

The Problem with Standards

There is an international standard for clothing sizes. The International Standards Organization, also known as ISO. They are the governing body for all sorts of standards, including a standard measure for the sizing of clothes. This should, in theory, give us a reference to be able to accurately choose clothes and convert between US, UK, European and other sizes. But it doesn’t. There are problems with the international standards.

Getting too deep into these standards is beyond the scope of this article so I’m going to cut to the chase. There problem comes in two parts; Using letter codes like Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large and clothing manufacturers taking liberties with the established standards. They aren’t obliged to conform to the standard so there isn’t likely to be any change in the future. When compared to other clothing brands, a good rule of thumb is that Superdry clothing is approximately one size smaller. They are sized to fit properly but as most other clothing manufacturers are getting more and more generous with their sizing, it’s better to go for one size bigger in Superdry clothes. For example, if you are usually a medium then you buy a large in Superdry.

Superdry Size Chart

Superdry clothing complies with the international standards; the problem is that other clothing companies don’t. Superdry also use letter codes, so there must be a look up table to convert a size from Small, to chest size or women’s dress size. If you’ve looked on their website you would have noticed that there isn’t such a helpful table anywhere to be found. I’ve developed a Superdry size chart.

Men’s Superdry Clothing Size Chart

Sizes are chest sizes, measured in inches.

Extra Small = 36″

Small = 38″

Medium = 40″

Large = 42″

Extra Large = 44″

Extra Extra Large = 46″

Men’s waist sizes are pretty straight forward. They are all in inches, the standard measure so you shouldn’t have any problems selecting your size.

Women’s Superdry Size Chart

The UK and US dress sizes are matched to the ISO standards and might not necessarily match up to the size you would normally buy in other clothing brands. It is intended that you go by the actual measurements (in inches).

Extra Small = UK Size 8/ US Size 4 = Bust 34″, Waist 25.5″, Hip 36.5″

Small = UK Size 10/ US Size 6 = Bust 34″, Waist 26.5″, Hip 37.5″

Medium = UK Size 12/ US Size 8 = Bust 35″, Waist 27.5″, Hip 38.5″…

Molescum – Molluscum Contagiosum

Molescum – also known as Molluscum Contagiosum, or simply Mollescum – is a viral infection of the skin. Molescum is actually pretty much harmless but poses a significant inconvenience for anybody who becomes infected with the virus. Molluscum Contagiosum in children is where it is most commonly seen. However, adults can and do become infected. Persons with compromised immune systems are most likely to be easily infected. Even healthy persons, however, are vulnerable to molescum because it is such a highly contagious virus.

Molescum spreads easily through skin to skin contact, contact with infected materials such as towels and clothing and often through sexual contact. The actual condition Molescum causes is a patch of Molluscum Contagiosum warts that are nothing more than pimples to the eye. They don’t hurt or itch but they can take very long to go away. In fact, Molescum resolves itself naturally in a healthy human but the amount of time it takes (up to a year!) causes many people to seek treatment.

Molluscum contagiosum treatment usually involves topical creams, surgical extraction of the molluscum lesions and even something as far-out as using the juice from a particular type of beetle to dissipate the warts. Surgical removal is generally quick and easy and if done well, leaves no scarring. This is a fantastic option because while creams can work in time, molescum spreads very easily to healthy skin on the same person. Molescum spreads especially well on wet skin. The main reason to get rid of Molescum is to prevent spreading it to others and also for cosmetic reasons. The molluscum warts are rather unsightly, particularly if they occur around or on the face or genitals.

Another treatment option for molescum sufferers is to have their molluscum warts frozen off. This process is only slightly painful and sees decent results. Children, in particular, should be treated as soon as a molescum diagnosis is confirmed because of their gregarious nature. Spreading mollescum to others is almost guaranteed among kids! For individual molluscum warts, you can remove them yourself at home. All you need to do is sterilize a needle and pierce the skin on top of the pimple.

Then you will need to widen the opening and squeeze out the little white ball. The white ball is actually the virus, which is hidden in this ball in such an ingenious way, that it takes the human immune system such a long time to indentify and combat it. Once you’ve removed the virus ball, apply antiseptic to the small wound and allow it to heal. Voila!

For more involved cases of molescum consulting with a dermatologist is wise.…

Mental Motivational Avenues For Exercising Women

For anyone, despite one’s gender, exercising is all about hard work and commitment. Sometimes though, both working hard and committing can seem utterly impossible. Between maintaining a schedule, planning exercise routines, laying out meal options and executing it all well and methodically makes “simple exercising” quite a daunting task. And on top of all this, one must come to the realization that hard work and commitment pays off gradually. Let’s face it, ladies, and especially in our case, results from working out come slowly, at a snail’s pace most times.

So, with all these bumps and obstacles in the road don’t get discouraged. It’s all too easy to get stuck in the exercising-doldrums, but don’t! Instead, seek out motivational avenues to lead you to a brighter and more inspirational exercising future.

Consider Exercising Perks

After sticking to a routine after a while, you start to feel great. Inversely, think of how awful you feel when you’re not exercising. Sluggishness and lack of confidence becomes a new and rather depressing tag-along buddy.

On the other hand though, you know how much better life is when you do exercise. Overall confidence skyrockets, you feel more mentally in tune to the world. And sleeping, well, it’s splendid, much more refreshing than usual.

The perks are clear, so what is it that’s keeping you unmotivated, other than frustration and lack of time? Whatever your reasoning or excuse, there are ways to detach yourself from negativity to put you back on a routine exercising road.

Set Goals, Log Progress

One way to stay positive and on course with exercising is to set goals for your womanly-self. Although, make sure that these goals are realistic and attainable, as to avoid discouragement and possible quiting.

By setting goals you’re challenging yourself right from the start. This is key. To have something to work for, progress toward and even look forward to accomplishing is a mentality trick used by professional fitness people. Set a goal to lose 2-3 pant sizes, for instance. By doing this you will give yourself incentive to work your butt off. And even better, by reaching for this accomplishment, you’ll be able to try on and buy new clothing. What more could you ask for?

Goals can as individualistic and specific as you’d like. There’s literally no limit as to what you can accomplish, ladies, so aim high and expand your exercising aspirations.

Power In Numbers

If you’re having difficulty staying motivated or determined during workouts, you might want to consider interacting or working out with friends or strangers at a gym. Doing this will spur you to work harder than you would while working out alone.

Mental incentive exists here in two ways. Firstly, if you are lacking the gusto to work out hard and well, your partner can be there as a helping hand to reestablish your vigor and focus. This holds true for your partner too, on days when he or she is weak or unwilling to exercise with full spirit. …

How Humor and 'Giving Back' Can Improve Workforce Productivity

Mark Twain suggested that 'work and play are words used to describe the same thing under different conditions.' Employees do not necessarily associate the workplace as a 'fun' environment however companies can consider ways of creating energy and interest into the business without compromising productivity.

Stress in the workplace is becoming an increasingly challenging issue which is borne out by a recent report that suggested that the use of anti-depressants had increased by 40% in just the past four years. If you go back to the ancient times an investment in humor, courtesy of a court jester, was considered a necessity. Some American companies have even introduced a 'Director of Mirth' to co-ordinate fun in the workplace. Now this maybe a step too far for UK companies but I believe it is useful for senior management teams to introduce humor and fun where appropriate as research has shown an improvement in creativity and productivity where successfully implemented. John Cleese suggests that a sense of humor moves us from a closed to an open mode faster than anything else. Humor is also good for customer relations as a shared moment of amusement is one of the quickest ways to build good relationships. Humor can have a positive impact on your employees' health as research has shown that laughter extremely relaxes the body, lowering heart rate and blood pressure by promoting deeper breathing.

Giving something back gives people satisfaction and a sense of purpose. Many successful companies encourage their employees to enjoy working together to fundraise for local or national good causes.

Action 1 . Introduce an element of fun to the Monday morning briefing. A very simple way to do this is to introduce a competition between departments to predict the weekly sales or profit performance.

Action 2 . Consider ways of improving presentations to engage employees. Starting a presentation with a question or mini quiz stimulates interest. Use of images that are totally unrelated to the subject in hand can be effective as it creates inquiry. For example, I used a popular TV quiz show format to help the audience appreciate the targets we needed to hit to great effect.

Action 3 . Icebreakers are often used to warm colleagues up at meetings or conferences and it can be a challenge to come up with something a bit different. The best ones I've used involve people working in small teams to achieve a task. When sensing a drop in energy levels, initiate an impromptu massage session with each participant massaging the back and neck of the person next to them.

Action 4 . Add some light-heartedness to meetings. During breaks, consider introducing a fun game. It could involve something physical such as throwing balls into a waste paper basket or a mental challenge such as listing all the songs with a particular word in the title. It's even better if the word relates to a particular challenge that the group is working on. Saying that I can not think of …

SPF Clothing and the Difference it Makes

SPF clothing may not be the first thought that pops into your mind when going outside. Unbeknownst to you, the risks of contracting sun damage increases with every exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, regardless if it is winter or summer. In time, the damage will accumulate, which can lead to health complications like skin cancer.

Sun and Its Penetrative Properties

You may be in the shade of trees but the sun’s power is such that it can still damage your skin in so many ways. Surfaces like the pavement or the water can reflect back the sun’s rays into your eyes and skin albeit in a smaller degree – about 10 percent less, that is. But the fact remains that your body is still subject to the sun’s penetrative properties especially when you are not wearing the right kinds of SPF clothing.

You can just imagine the damage that the sun can do on your skin when you are directly exposed to it. Even when you think that you have sun protection because you are covered up, studies have pointed that such complacency is dangerous. Lightweight summer outfits like the typical cotton shirt permit 50 percent of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays into the skin when dry, which can decrease in protection to as little as 10 percent when wet.

With UV clothing, fortunately, you are more protected from the sun regardless if the fabric is dry or wet. This is also true when you are in the shade or out in the sun, which makes all the difference in the world where your health is concerned.

Sun Protection Clothing and Its UPF

UPF clothing and SPF clothing are often interchangeably used with little loss of meaning. Strictly speaking, nonetheless, SPF refers to the sun protection factor found in sunscreens and sunblocks while UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor as applied to fabric.

So, when sun protection clothing has a UPF of 50, it means that only 1/50th of the ultraviolet rays can pass through to the skin. You will then have significant protection from ultraviolet rays as only 2 percent can affect your skin, which means that you have lower risks for skin cancer. This is with the assumption, of course, that all other measures like using sunscreen and sunglasses have been adopted along with the UV protection clothes.

Big Difference Sun Protection Clothing Makes

By now, you should be able to think for yourself the big difference that UV protection clothing has on your health. For one thing, your risks for absorbing the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays are significantly lessened.

In the short-term period, you will be able to avoid blistering sunburns, leathery skin and other signs of sun damage. More importantly, in the long-term period, you can avoid the health complications that come with skin cancer.

For another thing, you are actually reducing the costs of living and loving under the warm heat of the sun. With UV protective clothing, your health costs for the treatment …

A Mom's Guide to Wise Shopping

Shopping for baby clothing is not as easy as it looks. Without the proper guidelines in mind, you may end up with clothes with itchy fabric and horrid designs. You need to know how to shop wisely so that you buy clothes that are worth every penny. As soon as you get to the department store, you will realize that you have many options to choose from. You may end up confused and make poor choices with your clothes. Make sure your baby wears something that is not less than the best.

You have many factors to think about when shopping for your baby's clothes. These will make sure your baby is safe and comfortable when wearing them. These factors also help you pick baby clothes that are practical for your budget and lifestyle. Here are some of the considerations you need to think about:

Safety

This is one of the most important considerations when choosing clothes for your baby. You need to find baby clothes made with hypoallergenic materials. You do not want your child to have breathing problems or rashes after wearing something made of synthetic materials.

Choose baby clothing that does not have any buttons or strings. These can cause accidents or choke your baby. In case there are buttons, make sure they are at the back of the clothing. The manufacturers should place them there secretly. Make sure you avoid rough fabric that can harm your baby's skin.

Comfort

It is also important to make sure your baby is comfortable while wearing the clothes. Choose clothes made of breathable material like cotton. Cotton fabric provides protection in winter but also allows air to circulate which makes it comfortable even with hot weather. Make sure you select clothes made from soft fabric.

Practical

Babies grow up quickly. That is why it is important to choose clothes one size bigger. You should buy affordable clothes as opposed to ones that are too costly. You can buy one set of designer baby clothes for a special occasion. Keep this as a souvenir when your baby outgrows them. Do not use up all your savings to buy on a whim. Baby clothes worth a thousand of dollars may not be worth your money.

Make sure you buy clothes your baby can wear on different occasions. It should be comfortable enough for any kind of weather condition. Your baby should own clothes for daily use and for going out. Add fun to your baby's wardrobe by buying clothes like costumes and formal clothes. You should select clothes appropriate for both winter and summer.

You need to think of these factors while shopping for your baby's clothes. You do not need to buy extravagant clothes for your child because he or she will grow up quickly and outgrow the clothing. You should always choose what is safe, practical, and comfortable for your little one. …

How To Promote A Martial Arts Club On A Budget

I've worked with many martial arts clubs in recent years, giving them ideas on how to put together an effective recruitment drive, as well as creating general awareness around town of who the club is and what they do. While I'm not all that great at martial arts, I've managed to help plenty of my customers improve their image and get their message across, sharing with them a few basic but very important points that can make all the difference when it comes to recruiting new members.

Point number one is that "First impressions last". So take a moment to think about how your promotions team come across when they're out leafleting in the street or knock on doors. Do they look the part? Are they wearing their own clothes, smart scruffy or otherwise? Sometimes they would look better wearing branded clothing, for example a t-shirt or hoody printed with your club logo, and website address (see below). You can get these items printed up pretty cheaply and the investment is definitely worth it.

Does your club have a website? A website is a useful tool for giving further info once a prospect has read your flyer or leaflet. It's an ideal opportunity to build trust by giving genuine testimonials from existing members, and even use videos to convey the message that you are a professional and welcoming outfit.

Finally, do all of your existing members know that you are recruiting? Offer incentives to members who refer friends and family to the club. This need not be a monetary reward, but despite a promotion or extra responsibilities in a leadership role can be reward enough.

Inky's T-Shirt Printing is a company specializing in producing custom printed clothing which can help you to promote your club. If you run a martial arts club, why not check out the website for more information. …

Help and Advice on Choosing Baby Clothes

It is a difficult time when a person becomes a parent for the first time; there are so many things to consider, from how to change nappies, to sterilizing bottles, and the first few months can be particularly daunting. One area that many people struggle with is clothing, so here, we have put together an article concerned clothing for newborn and very young babies, and we hope that you will find the information useful.

Colors
Experienced parents will often tell you to stick to a color scheme when choosing baby clothes, and this is very good advice. Parents who buy a multitude of colors will find it difficult to select a matching outfit for their baby on any given day. This is because new parents become so wrapped up in the day-to-day necessities of looking after their babies, that they rarely have time to arrange clothes into sets after washing. If you stick to a color scheme, for example with baby boy clothes you could stick to blues, then you never have to worry about matching sets, the bottoms of one outfit, will match the top of another.

In addition, babies tend to be very messy, so choose colors upon which staining is less easy to see. Pale and pastel colors are probably the most obvious color depths to avoid, whereas bright colors are ideal and have the added benefit that they help to develop the baby's sensory perceptions, being so bright.

Practicality
In reference to staining, when buying baby clothes, as well as considering the type of color, you must consider how easy the clothing is to clean. For instance, if you purchase cute baby boy clothes, make sure they can withstand a high temperature when washed. A high temperature wash is essential with baby clothes as it eradicates germs, and removes stains.

Rather than choosing fancy clothes that are difficult to wash, and which stain easily, stick to simple, practical clothing. Buy one or two fancy outfits to wear for special occasions, but for the most part dress newborns babies in romper suits or something similar.

Baby clothes need to be made from natural or gentle materials, such as cotton. Baby skin is notoriously fragile and synthetic fibers, or poor quality fabrics can irritate the delicate balance of their skin. If you find that your baby has recurring rashes, it could have due to the material from which their clothing is constructed.

Remember to buy weather appropriate clothing. Young babies are unable to sweat, and so during the warmer seasons, make sure that they are not overly dressed – common occurrences in young children are febrable convulsions, caused by overheating. Conversely, in winter, babies will get cold if they are not provided with exceptionally warm clothing.

When choosing clothes for newborn babies, you should purchase the following items: a week's worth of underwear, including all in one undergarments for wearing in winter, socks (children tend not to start wearing shoes until 6 months +), pyjamas, several romper suits …

Who Discovered Leather?

Millions of years ago, those who evolved into becoming homo sapiens first discovered that the skin of a dead animal could fulfil their clothing needs. Over time, tools were created and techniques were developed without the knowledge of “why and how”. For example, they would let the skins soak in an organic base solution filled with bacteria that would attack the surfaces. This process resulted in loosened fibers and partially dissolving proteins of the dermis to make it easier, even just possible, to remove the hair. Also, to prevent putrefaction, they would let the skins dry on the ground and they would rub them with organic substances such as animal fat or brain mixture to try to preserve flexibility. Eventually, as time went by and new ways were tested, they would let the hides rest on a forest’s ground leading, unknowingly, to the discovery of tanning. As natural chemicals and tannins formed from the plants and leaves lying underneath the skins, the ancestor of tanning was slowly taking form. Many centuries passed before tanning methods were implemented with similar techniques all over the world. It is using earth salts (containing alum) that inhabitants discovered they could create softer and cleaner leather. This new technique lead the way to coloured leather using plant pigments. The colours were subtle but met the need of belonging and expressing with the increasing of the population. Prior to “white” leather, as they called it when they used alum, organic matters left quite a distinguished dirty dark colour on a hide… You can imagine!

From wall paintings and artifacts found in Egyptian tombs to ancient Greece and Rome, leather continued to be used for a wide variety of purposes. Clothes, shoes, household items, military equipments, transportations and the list goes on. Leather kept gaining popularity and by medieval times, practically every town had their own tannery. They would be located next to rivers, or other water sources, as they needed it to process the hides or to power some basic machinery. Some of these tanneries still exist today but the majority of them were eliminated as the ongoing stench was hard to endure for the locals. Nowadays, only street names and books remain evidences of the past.

Leather has an extensive history and although today’s industry constantly improves its techniques, there is a sense of our roots deeply anchored within each piece that cannot be copied by anything else. This “aesthetic appeal” is complex to explain theoretically but on the field, it is a tangible phenomenon. The smell and feel of natural leather has something comforting for many people and this can only be explained by our long history: it is in our genes.…