Fall 2013 Fashion







The time to pull out those boots and sweaters has finally come! Finding the right combination between warm and trendy can be challenging, but can provide a great outcome if done in the right way. Remember, all of the below items can be matched with many of your staple fall/winter items, such as black boots, colorful or neutral scarves, and winter hats. If you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe to fit this year’s best autumn styles, here are some suggestions to get you moving on the right track.

Eye-catching eyewear

This can include furs, oversized, leather, color, etc. If going with a neutral colored jacket, jazz it up with fringe or other kinds of embellishments. Long overcoats or jackets provide comfort and coziness while still staying fashionable. The trick with this style is keeping the rest of your outfit simple. For example, a long, fur decorated overcoat over a simple black dress.

Classic prints

Plaid, stripes, or houndstooth are a great diversion from the floral prints of summer. Classic features never go out of style, because they go well with everything. Houndstooth is a great example for outerwear and other accessories such as hats or clutches.

Emerald green

This bold, beautiful color has been named the color of 2013 by Pantone. This hue isn’t just making its way into your closet, it’s popping up in furniture and other home accents. Emerald goes great with neutrals as well as other jewel tones such as sapphire and amethyst.

Leather pieces

Leather has slowly been creeping into the fashion world (again) since the beginning of this summer. Going beyond the typical leather jackets and gloves, the trend has progressed to include shirts, leggings, skirts, and vests. Throwing on just one piece of leather accessory or clothing can dress up even the simplest outfit. However, shy away from the all-leather ensemble, unless you find yourself riding along with a biker gang!

Snake print

The trick with this style is to not go over the top. If you want to go for all-over snake print, make sure it’s in a neutral color, such as gray or brown, in order to keep the look a bit more subtle. If you want to wear one snake print item, choose a top or bottom, and pair it with a solid pair or pants or shirt. This pattern can also be applied to shoes, such as (faux) snakeskin flats or boots.

When it comes to home improvement, a designer kitchen is often the most desired project you will ever undertake. It is very likely the one project that adds the most value to the property since kitchens are what everyone is after.

Redesigning the kitchen space is an intimidating prospect, which requires a substantial investment. When you keep in mind that you are working on the one room you visit every single day; you will want to invest time and effort to make it all work out well. If you play your cards right, the project does not even have to cost you much. Here is the course of action you should take:

Plan your budget - before you get to consider how you can save on your kitchen remodel project, you need to plan your budget. You need a clear idea of how you can afford to spend, or else any visit in a showroom will be in vain. A list of all the things you want to have in your kitchen is the first step in that regard. You can then have a consultation with a kitchen designer to get a rough idea of how much everything is going to cost.

Be very upfront of your budget - whenever you are working with a designer, you should be very upfront about the amount you can afford. They should be able to work with what you have and outline what areas you should focus on. If you have already devised a list of items that you want to have in your kitchen, definitely bring it with you.

Follow a budget plan - allocating a certain amount of money to certain aspects of your designer kitchen is a great way to stay ahead in the budgeting game. For instance, the most money will probably go for the constructing when you are extending: about 40%. Kitchen units will take about 10% more, while heating and ventilation half as that. Appliances should cost about 5% of your budget, the same for flooring, decoration and fittings combined. Of course, do not forget the included VAT in your calculations in addition to 10% contingency budget should any unexpected costs arise.

Ask for multiple quotes - you should not accept the first quote you receive. Do not feel pressured to do so, as a better deal could be waiting just around the corner. Check out different stores and browse for online providers to get the best price.

Keep an eye out for discounts - if you are not that bothered by buying last season's look, then you are definitely in for some discounts. Stores often have such designs offered for less. Do not worry about design, as it is very dynamic and changes constantly.

Apparently, properly budgeting for your kitchen can not only make things way easier for you but also save you money. It is one of the most important aspects of implementing a designer kitchen in your home, so don't overlook it.