A pair of sunglasses can be the perfect gift you can find for your friend, family member or significant others. This accessory can complete one’s outfit, and it can be used for any occasion any time of the year. However, there are all sorts of sunglasses’ designs, types, brands, and what-not, making it extra difficult to pick the best one to give your special someone.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Meghan Markle has become a worldwide fashion icon. Transitioning from ‘Suits” star to Duchess of Sussex has given her the voice to raise awareness about many of her passions, such as women supporting women, education and animals. But her platform has also constantly put her in the public eye…making her fashion choices and statements a popular topic of discussion.
During an outing on January 10th, 2019, Markle’s simple black dress was the perfect outfit for the occasion. As one of her four new patronages, Smart Works is a charity that helps prepare women for the workplace. During Meghan’s visit, she helped pick out outfits for the women to wear during interviews and even sat down with some of the ladies to discuss interview advice. Since joining the royal family, Markle has often used her clothing and accessories as more than just a fashion statement. By supporting brands such as Turquoise Mountain, Meghan uses her outfits as a way to bring awareness to incredible nonprofits, organizations and companies around the world.
With so much news surrounding lab-grown diamonds and the negative side of the mined diamond industry, it’s no surprise that Meghan decided to accessories her Smart Works outfit with a pair of gorgeous Kimai ear climbers featuring man-made diamonds.
“Aside from the design being less royal and more catwalk, press are picking up on the fact that these earrings are sustainable – a hot topic in the fashion world right now.” Source
Based on Markle’s previous influence in the fashion industry, many are saying that they will not be surprised to see a spike in the sale of lab-grown diamonds after this appearance.
Other than the ethical benefits of lab-created diamonds, these stones are also an environmentally friendly alternative — another interest of Markle’s as seen by the 7 charities she and Prince Harry chose to support through donations at their royal wedding. When comparing lab-grown to mined diamonds and their effects on our environment, the statistics are staggering. For starters, mined diamonds are obviously dug from the ground or sea, while lab-created diamonds are grown in a lab. So, for every 1 carat of mined diamond, nearly 100 square feet of land is disturbed and almost 6000 pounds of mineral waste is created. To put that into perspective, a white rhinoceros also weighs 6000 pounds. On the contrary, 1 carat of lab-grown diamond disrupts just 0.07 sqft of land and only 1 pound of mineral waste. So we’re comparing rhinoceroses to mice…
But the disrupted land and mineral waste aren’t the only effects of mining for diamonds. Large amounts of water are not only used in the mining industry but also polluted. Not to mention the 125 pounds of carbon emission (per 1 carat of mined diamond) created. In total, air emissions on a single carat of mined diamond are 1.5 billion times higher than those of a lab-grown one.
And, although many celebrities in the past have opted for “ethically sourced” mined diamonds, more and more information surrounding these diamonds has been revealed. Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell 100% where a mined diamond was sourced. And, there has been problem after problem surrounding the Kimberley Process and the specifics surrounding regulations of mined diamonds.
A recent study on the Kimberley Process and promise of a conflict-free industry states:
“The most glaring problem is the certification scheme’s narrow terms of certification, which focus exclusively on the mining and distribution of diamonds, leaving broader human rights issues around worker exploitation unaddressed.”
With so much information out there and so many individuals (such as Leonardo DiCaprio) devoting their life work to changing the problems that taint the mined diamond industry, it would not be surprising to see more and more celebrities choosing lab-grown diamonds. As we’ve seen time and time again (Lady Gaga’s meat dress), Markle isn’t the only celebrity who chooses to raise awareness of topics she’s passionate about through their clothing.
Lab-grown diamonds are the future. Celebrities are often some of the first individuals to set trends — whether that be for fashion or a social issue — but in this case, it’s for both. There’s no longer a need to harm our earth to have gorgeous diamonds.
Accessorizing your outfits is often the key to giving them a unique look and making sure they appear ‘put together’. However, many people don’t really know how to go about accessorizing their outfits. This means that they often forget to use any accessories at all, or they don’t get it right and end up feeling like something is missing as they wear them.
Street style has no definition. It speaks of the culture on the ground, a mix of motifs and colors that define our cities, our music, and pretty much everything around us. Inspirations can come from anywhere and everywhere, so with the New Year upon us, here are some spectacular tips on how you can create your own street influenced style signature.
Whether it is a semi-casual outfit to work or your tribute to a favorite sub-culture, there are many ways you can flaunt a unique identity without looking overwhelming.
The beauty of a woman lies within; in the way, she carries or presents herself. Clothing, accessories or even your lingerie items do play a significant role in making you feel confident about your own self. Hence, it is important to keep a part of your income aside to invest in lingerie shopping. Following is a list of lingerie accessories, from sexy swimsuits to cover-ups like sexy panties, which every woman must have in her wardrobe. Have a look-
You put a whole lot of effort into assembling your look. You trawl the fashion websites for the clothes that will cling to your curves while subtly detracting from the wobbly bits you may not be so proud of. You never leave the house without your brow game on point. Your hair is a cascade of shimmering glory that borders on the poetic. Your accessories are matched to your outfit with the precision that would make NASA blush and your shoes… entire anthologies could be written about your shoes.
Accessorizing has changed a lot over the last decade or so. We’ve gone from a world in which fashion gurus insisted that accessories had to match an outfit into one where it seems anything goes. But is this true? While it’s true that true”matching” accessories are no longer required, it’s not true that accessories can go with anything that you wear. There are still style decisions to be made. Here we’re going to take a look at what some fashion gurus themselves have to say about contemporary accessorizing. Here’s their advice.
There is one thing every woman should know, and that’s how to match accessories with outfits. Quite simply, a humble piece of jewelry can take an outfit to another level with hardly any effort. For ladies who like to look the part at all times, this is an essential feature to exploit.
But, accessorizing isn’t as easy as throwing on a few pieces of jewelry and hoping all goes well. It is a skill that needs learning as the occasion dictates what a woman should wear.
If you don’t know how to accessorize for different occasions, you have come to the right place. This is the only go-to guide you will ever need.
The Signature Look
There are times when a girl just wants to get noticed. Don’t think that admitting this makes you a bad person – it doesn’t. It makes you human because we all like attention from time to time. With the right pieces, you can turn every head on the street as you walk past. Name Necklace Official has an excellent range of name necklaces, while H&M has lots of autumn hats. Both of these accessories will stand out from the crowd, but they won’t look tacky or gaudy.
The Casual Look
Let’s face it – most of our time is spent doing menial tasks. They might be necessary, but they don’t require us to wow as soon as we walk in the room. Plus, the casual look is comfortable, and that is something all women love. Therefore, the accessories shouldn’t be too bold or over the top. Also, they don’t need to bring down the comfort levels. As a rule, everything should supplement the style and offset the main features. For example, stud earrings and dainty rings work perfectly with jeans and a sweater.
The Workplace Look
Probably the hardest one to get right, the workplace look is something which intimidates lots of women. The reason it’s difficult is down to the fact that the balance has to be perfect. You can’t be too casual as it comes across as unprofessional, but you can’t overdress as your coworkers will make judgments. The key is to be stylish and serious at the same time. To do this, forget about jewelry and focus on the basics. Do you wear glasses? If you do, a smart pair can be practical, stylish and sexy all in one. With a pencil skirt or a pantsuit, a pair of glasses hit the nail on the head.
The Wedding Look
Summer is wedding season, but that doesn’t stop people from getting married. A wedding can be at any time of the year, and you have to be ready to wow. Again, this is not easy because you can’t take the emphasis from the bride. She’s the star of the show and you’re there to show support. Still, with signature pieces, you can turn heads, too. Diamonds, if you have any, are the way forward, as is a wedding hat, a brooch, and a corsage. For an ultimate effect, combine them all.
The next time you leave the house, you never have to worry about how you look.