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With the arrival of cooler weather comes the need to dress warmly. Coats or jackets are a staple of fall, from the classic trench to the playful fur. If you’re looking to update your fall wardrobe, consider a coat that exhibits some of this year’s biggest style trends. Take a look at some of the best coat styles to rock this fall.

Trench

Let’s start with the classic trench. Season after season, this iconic coat has remained effortlessly chic and sophisticated. If you’re in search of a jacket that will remain trendy for seasons to come, this is it.

Leather

Leather jackets are in this fall, but unlike rugged biker jackets, these leather coats are far from masculine. Choose a firm-fitting leather jacket with a feminine cut. Small zippers add extra detail.

Denim

It’s Fall – not hot enough to go coat-free but not cold enough for a parka. What’s a good compromise? The denim jacket. Keep warm this fall by layering up. Go for a more casual look by layering your t-shirt and flannel.

Bomber

Bomber jackets remain fairly popular, providing both warmth and style in one convenient package. Today, bomber jackets can be found in a wide range of colors and styles.

Wool

Wool coats are simplistic, yet warm and elegant. Wear a wool coat with your favorite pair of blue jeans, leggings, or a full skirt. This versatile coat can be found in many colors, but you may want to stay classic by choosing a black, red, or neutral shade.

Cape

The cape coat is the perfect in-between seasons coat, as it’s not quite warm enough for winter but provides the warmth you need to silence that fall chill. Cape coats layer nicely over long-sleeve shirts, turtlenecks, and light sweaters, giving you a cozy fall ensemble.

No fall wardrobe is complete without some essential outdoor wear. To compliment your outfits, you’ll want a variety of coat styles, ranging from everyday casual to business formal.

 

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Sean Pollock

Recent years have been phenomenal for the men’s grooming market. Although products for men have been around as long as women’s, the men’s grooming industry is on the rise (a steep one too)! It was valued at $12.4 billion in 2015 and is set to reach an incredible $60.7 billion by 2020 in just the US market. With a little research, you will find numerous free articles on men’s fashion and style, but if Google isn’t your cup of tea, here’s a little list of opinions from the ladies to get you started.

Good Hygiene is Important

 

Beth Solano

According to the Manosphere blog, when it comes to a man’s overall attractiveness, 73% of women feel hygiene is more important than their physical features. Keeping your breath fresh, teeth brushed, hair trimmed, and regular use of deodorant is all you need. A little upkeep goes a long way!

Grooming and Style Adds to Attractiveness

William Stitt

The effort you put into your appearance is noted and appreciated by women according to Ties.com. On top of good hygiene, your grooming habits and style are all a part of overall attractiveness. There are infinite ways to styling yourself, but keep in mind the few fashion faux paus according to Ties.com:

  • Say “No” to Muscle Shirts: Unless you are actively working out, avoid the muscle shirts. Leave some to the imagination.
  • Keep your clothes clean: Keep any shirts, pants, or any other article of clothing free of food and sweat stains. This goes back to the point about hygiene.
  • Avoid Shorts in Either Extreme: Your shorts shouldn’t be too short or long. Ideally, your shorts should hit at or just above the knee.

Finding your style and improving your look is a learning process, so it’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out the first try. You may find that you prefer to grow a stylish beard while others completely forego it. Locking down your grooming kit, fashion and style will take time and the best is yet to come for the guys!

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Tim Stief

Summer is coming to an end and it’s time to dress up your locks in a fall-appropriate fashion. But how? Well, here’s one idea: Put some headbands into the rotation. If you’re not quite sure how to proceed, that’s okay. Try these five ideas.

1. With a Braid

Braids are adorable any time of year, and a headband just takes them to the next level. Pro tip: Put the headband in first, leaving a few locks of hair in front of the band, then braid your hair up once it’s in place. It looks much more natural that way.

2. With A Sporty Updo

Wearing a sportier headband or scarf-as-headband is a perfect effect for an I-couldn’t-be-bothered updo. Whether you just tug every strand into a tight ponytail or go for the effortless messy bun, this is a great way to turn lazy into statement.

3. With Curls

Nothing looks as adorable as loose curls swept back by a headband. Style your hair at least 30 minutes before putting the headband in to give the curls time to relax and set. That way, when you sweep them back, the effect will be much more natural. Also, if you decide to take it out later (maybe because it’s pinching your ears), you won’t be left with a super-obvious line where the headband set into your hair.

4. With Casual Hair

Whether you opt for a simple straightened style or grab your last chance for beachy locks before winter sets in, a thicker headband with laid-back hair is always a good look. You can either go for the full-on sweatband (you know, the cute kind), or choose a thicker cloth-covered hairband.

5. With Another Headband

No, the double headband style is not dead! For anyone over the age of 15, however, this must be approached carefully. Choose two slim headbands of the same color – for instance, two metal wire hairbands or two skinny plastic black headbands – and place them close to one another, but about an inch apart. Violà! Effortless chic.

Once you do a bit of experimenting, dressing up your hairdo will be as simple as reaching for your favorite hairband and going on your way. Happy fall!

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Don’t let rain drag down your mood or your style. Wet weather fashion can be fun and functional. Rainy days provide the perfect excuse to embrace playful prints, bold trends and new colors like Pantone’s blue-hued fall colors.

Fall Colors

Pantone’s fall color pallet is anchored with earth tones and led by two blues. Riverside is a medium blue that is lighter than navy and quieter than cobalt. It’s a versatile color meant to evoke calmness and sophistication. Airy Blue is the softer hue you can wear from winter to summer. Sharksin is a rich gray, perfect for pairing with more vibrant colors. The green Lush Meadow, purplish Bodacious, muted pink Dusty Ceder, brown-orange Potter’s Clay, Warm Taupe, Spicy Mustard and Aurora Red round out the selections.

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Boots & Umbrellas

Add some whimsy to your wardrobe with rain boots and umbrellas that make a splash. Think of your favorite blue-hued scene and find an umbrella to match. With options including sky scenes, old world maps and Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, umbrellas are becoming mini works of art. Rain boots can be just as fun. Combine two fall trends with boots in a Riverside, leopard-print or go for the classic: polka dots.

Rainy Day Bags

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is not just for umbrellas. Designers from L.L. Bean to Marc Jacob have incorporated the water-resistant material into their tote lines, ensuring your bag–and everything inside of it–stays dry. Incorporate Pantone’s fall colors with a floral-printed bag in Riverside blue or make a statement with the more eye-catching Aurora Red.

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Stylish Scarves

Scarves are the simplest way to add style when you’re in a rush. An Airy Blue infinity scarf brightens up an all black ensemble while a Dusty Ceder scarf adds a feminine touch to your favorite jeans and riding boots combo. If you don’t want to mess with wet-weather frizz, tie your locks up in a paisley-printed turban or rock a head scarf like a 50s movie star.

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Beth Teutschmann

You and your lady got invited to a rocking Halloween party and she wants to go as a couple (as in you have to wear a “couple costume”). Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to end in disaster. It doesn’t have to include you having to explain your costume 100 times over because she isn’t at your side and your costume doesn’t make sense on your own. Thankfully, there are some couple costume options you won’t hate. They are as follows:

Stranger Things

Stranger Things is one of the biggest shows on television right now– meaning your costume will be instantly recognizable! Whether you’re Jim, the deputy sheriff, or a brightly decorated wall, you can venture confidently. And with your match by your side, you both will be the life of the Halloween party!

Zombies

 

Thanks to the continued popularity of “The Walking Dead,” zombies are everywhere and the choices are endless! Zombie teacher, zombie dad, zombie neighbor… so why not zombie lovers? All you need is an old suit jacket torn and tattered, some fake blood and gore. Your girl can go as a zombie prom queen by wearing an old prom dress that’s been zombified. Easy as pumpkin pie!

Star Wars

You could never go wrong with a super cool leather jacket. I addition, haven’t you always wanted to dress up as these characters? Of course, if you want to go all out, you can go as Darth Vader aka Anakin Skywalker and she can be Padme. The idea is to choose two of the characters from the Star Wars franchise who are a couple or at least could have been (in other words, not siblings) and go crazy. A perfect couple costume from a galaxy far, far away.

Comic Book Heroes

Perhaps heroism is more of your style. With Marvel and DC characters on the rise, you can’t go wrong with Captain America, Thor, Spiderman, Batman, or Superman. You and your other half get to live out the dream by dressing like one of these amazing heroes.

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Timothy Paul Smith

Helped along in part by the 2007 American reality TV show LA Ink that premiered on TLC, getting “inked”  has become all the rage.( In case you aren’t into the new fangled vernacular, “getting inked” is just another way of saying you’re “getting a tattoo.” ) Long gone are the days when tattoos were relegated to sailors and leather clad biker gangs. Now, tattoos are an artistic expression embraced by those from virtually all walks of life. The following are some ways to choose your perfect tattoo, just in case you are getting an itch to get inked:

Take Your Time Selecting The Perfect Tattoo: It’s a Long-Term Choice

Gabriel Nunes

Your tattoo design should be something you LOVE. Therefore, it’s important to take your time and make a choice you won’t eventually regret, which is a more common occurrence than you might imagine. A survey of an annual meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists found that almost one-third of those surveyed (580 tattooed individuals) now regret getting their a tattoo.

According to the survey, men are more likely to regret their ink than women. In addition, men who got their tattoo before the age of 16 were three times as likely to regret their tattoo. Dr. Caroline Owen, who was a researcher on the study, said that due to the study findings, she “encourages the public to have a ‘cooling’ off period to seriously think about what effects getting a tattoo might have on their future.” This sounds like good advice.

Also, don’t assume you can just have your tattoo removed if you end up unhappy with it down the road because tattoo removal isn’t cheap. In fact, LiveScience states that having a tattoo removed is quite expensive, sometimes costing as much as 10 to 20 times the amount you originally paid for your tattoo.

Avoid Choosing Overly Trendy Tattoos

A tattoo is something that will most likely be on your body for the rest of your life. Therefore, you want to avoid being too trendy with your design choice because by nature trends come and go. A good example of why this is true is a tribal tattoo, which was extremely popular in the 90s according to Metro. When you see someone with this type of tattoo, it dates them to being a young adult in that timeframe. Is there more that needs to be said? Instead, choose a design that will be timeless, one that will age well and will never, ever go out of style.

Ensure it Means Something

Isabel Sacher

According to Inked Magazine, any potential design idea should be something you connect with at a deep level. This will ensure you remain happy with your tattoo even years down the road. An example of this could be a mother and daughter, or sister-sister matching tattoo. Another could be a tattoo that commemorates a great accomplishment or surviving something like cancer. When your tattoo means something, it makes sense that you will remain happier with it long-term.