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Fashion for Women Over 40


20 Mar 2019

No matter your age, fashion should be fun and make you feel comfortable and confident. It is tough for many women over 40, 50, 60 and beyond to know how to put together a clothing wardrobe that is flattering and age appropriate. Many women struggle feeling that the clothes they currently wear are dated, but also feel silly when they try on the latest fashion trends. So we’ve decided to help out. Check out below for some tips and tricks on how to find your style over 40.

Styles That Are Too Young

One of the common concerns women over 40 have about their clothes is that they feel like they try to look younger and it doesn’t always work. Many woman avoid dressing in certain styles in fear that the styles are more suitable for younger woman. Then there are some others that dress in styles trying to look younger but seem to somehow look older and sometimes a bit silly. An example of this are women who wear skirts that are too short.

The solution to this concern is to create a wardrobe built on clothes and styles that appropriately fit you. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Even if you can fit into junior clothes, be careful in those departments.
  • When you wear any kind of cap sleeve shirt or plain colored t-shirt, be cautious with too many accessories that shine and sparkle too much.
  • Focus on fit instead of size. Especially when wearing tops like layering shirts or other essential shirts, don’t get trapped by only wanting to wear a certain size. Too tight can make you look heavier and older. Buy clothes that really fit your body shape.


Fashion Trends

Make sure to check out all the latest fashion trends to find the right clothes and accessories. Finding practical and stylish outfits doesn’t have to be difficult. Being over 40 doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice style. While on the one hand it is suggested to avoid certain styles that look too young, the same goes for styles that look too old. Don’t buy stuff that makes you look older. You aren’t in your seventies, so there are still fun ways to make bright colors look amazing on you. Some things to avoid are thick rimmed glasses, chain jewelry, older cardigans, and granny shoes.

Fashion doesn’t have to end just because you are getting older; you can still look and feel amazing at any age. Invest in some quality clothes and essential layering shirts or cap sleeve shirts in order to build up a timeless wardrobe that you can feel comfortable and confident in every single day.

While the wearability of some trendy pieces may wax and wane, there are some great fabrics and designs that really never go out of style. Don’t feel like fashion is a boat that you just missed as you grow older, you can always find something that works for you. To get back at it, take a look at our selection at Heirloom Clothing, today!

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Online vs. In-Store Shopping


20 Mar 2019

In-store or online shopping, which one do you prefer? For some people, they love the thrill of going into a store and seeing items they want in-person. Other individuals try to avoid the stores as much as possible. It could be because shopping in stores takes too much time, or maybe because the stores can get crowded. With tons of online store options, you can easily do all the shopping you need to without ever leaving your home. Whether you are shopping for clothes, home accessories, appliances or even toys for your kids, you can find anything both online and in-stores. How you do your shopping is all a matter of preference.

At Heirloom Clothing, we know that not every woman has the time to go shopping for the things they need. This is why we have created both in-store and online shopping options so that you can shop for your favorite layering shirts anytime, anywhere. Here are a few benefits of both online and in-store shopping that women love.

Online Pros

One of the best benefits of shopping online is the convenience. You can quickly order everything that you need either for you or your family and have it shipped right to your house. Essentials like cap sleeve shirts, accessories, pants, shoes and jackets can all be found online. You can get clothes for the whole family without having to deal with crowded stores.

When shopping online, many brands offer free returns or in-store returns, so if the product you bought doesn’t fit right or isn’t quite what you wanted, you can easily return/exchange it. More and more stores are also offering free-shipping, making online shopping cheaper and more convenient than ever.

Another benefit to shopping online is you can get the best deals. Many clothing stores have special online-only discounts or will send coupons right to your email. Although some companies can clutter your inbox with emails, it's always a good idea to sign up for email lists so that stores can notify you of the best deals — how else will you know when your favorite layering shirts are on sale?

In-Store Pros

If shopping is one of your favorite past-times, then you probably love going into a store and looking at all the items. Even with all the online shopping options, in-store shopping will probably never go away because of how much people love shopping. You get to leave with your items right away, and if shopping for clothes, can try them on right in the store and not have to worry about making returns. It can be frustrating waiting a few days for that cap sleeve shirt you purchased online to arrive, all to find out it doesn’t fit right in the first place and you need a different size.

When you shop in a store, you also get the expertise of the clothing associates. Some stores offer free sizing or tailoring, something you won’t find when you order online. They can help you find the right sizes, as well as recommend certain items above others. Store associates aren’t just there to help you check out, they are trained to know how to help customers in any way possible.
Whether you enjoy shopping online, in-store or maybe even a combination of both, there’s a variety of different brands that offer all the products you could ever need. Whether you are searching for some new layering shirts to add to your closet or even a birthday gift for your best friend, there are lots of shopping options right at your fingertips. Visit Heirloom Clothing to check out our online selection of clothing, as well as find out where we are located so you can shop in-store!

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Casual Date Night Outfits


20 Mar 2019

Everybody loves date night no matter how old you are! That feeling of a night out without any other distractions. No work, no kids, and no other commitments. However, after an exhausting day, the last thing you probably want to do is get all dressed up just for one night. Well, the good news is that you don’t have to. Dates now are very casual, so you should dress casual too.

With Heirloom Clothing’s wide selection of comfortable and flexible layering shirts, you can look chic and stylish on your date without even feeling like you changed out of your cozy t-shirt. Here are a few ways you can wear a casual yet fashionable date night outfit.

Jumpsuit or Romper

Not only are jumpsuits, rompers and jumpers really in-style right now, they are also really comfortable. If your jumper or romper has thinner straps, a solid colored layering shirt underneath can provide you with a little more coverage, so you can feel confident in your outfit all night long. If it’s a little bit cooler outside, throw a jacket over top and you will be good to go!

Black and White

Black and white is a classic combination that looks both great in casual and formal styles. A pair of black jeans with a white blouse and a white cap sleeve shirt underneath will be the perfect casual date night outfit. You can pair this with your favorite pair of sandals or fashionable sneakers, and add a pretty gold necklace for a bit of shine.

T-shirt and Jeans

You can never go wrong with your favorite pair of jeans and a simple cap sleeve shirt in your favorite color. When you wear clothes that you love and feel confident in, you won’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable in your outfit. You will just be able to enjoy your date’s company and feel relaxed all night. A pair of fashionable sneakers or even a cute ankle boot will be the perfect shoe to complete your effortless look.

Denim Jacket and Skirt

If you are needing something slightly nicer than a casual outfit, a simple skirt paired with a denim jacket is the way to go. You can choose to wear more of a structured midi skirt, or something more straight and flowy. Add your go-to layering shirt and your denim jacket over-top for a casual yet classy look. Any pair of shoes will look great with this, but a wedge sandal will look fantastic and help show off your legs.

All Black

We mentioned that black and white was a classic combination, but black on black is another classic look that will result in a stunning outfit. A black long sleeve layering shirt tucked into a pair of black jeans or pants will look great on just about anyone. Add your favorite pair of black shoes and some metallic jewelry to get that chic black on black look.

For the most fun and exciting date night, a casual outfit is the way to go. By following these tips, you can create a bunch of different date outfits. The more outfits you have means more date nights! If you need some new casual pieces in your wardrobe, head over to Heirloom Clothing to view our selection of fashion and essential items.

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Common Shopping Mistakes


20 Mar 2019

Have you ever left a clothing store feeling extremely frustrated? Maybe it was the lack of finding items you love, the extremely high prices, or even the feeling of nothing looking good on your body. Shopping is portrayed to be this exciting activity where you leave the stores with a bunch of attractive items. However, shopping can also be exhausting and discouraging. You can blame the store as much as you want for their lack of variety and low prices, but what many women don’t realize is that they are making shopping mistakes themselves. In this blog, we will cover some of the most common mistakes that women tend to make when shopping.

Don’t Know What You are Shopping For

Although its fun to just shop for no reason, you can really make a dent in your bank account if there’s not a specific item you are looking for. Before you hit the stores, really analyze your closet to see if there are any items you could use. Are you in need of a new cap sleeve shirt? Or maybe even a new pair of heels? Find your needs and purpose before anything else.

When you wander into a store without a goal in mind, you will find that you either buy stuff you don’t need, or you don’t buy anything because nothing appeals to you. Shopping is much easier and more productive if there are specific items you are looking for.

Focusing Too Much on Trends

There are some women who don’t pay attention to fashion trends at all, and some women who focus too much on fashion trends. You don’t want to be either of these women but rather somewhere in between. When you focus too much on trends, your clothes will quickly go out of style and you will find yourself shopping a lot more frequently than you need to.

Instead of only buying trendy items, look for more staple pieces. A few layering shirts can really expand your wardrobe options, as they are versatile and go with just about anything. Essential shirts like these will never go out of style, and will also look great with any trendy items you choose to buy.

Not Knowing What Looks Good on Your Body

Every woman should have a good idea of what their body shape is, as well as know what items look the best on them. If you venture into a store not knowing what items will look flattering on your body, you will spend a lot of time in the dressing room. You might even leave the store feeling frustrated that nothing worked for you. In addition to knowing what looks good on your body, you should know what brands look good on you as well.

If you don’t know what your body type is, there are many online sources that can help you figure out both your body type and clothing items that will flatter you best. One clothing item that is flattering on every body type is a layering shirt. Whether you prefer a cap sleeve shirt or more of a tank, you will fall in love with any essential shirt you wear. Start by shopping for a few of these until you are able to figure out what other clothing pieces you will look fantastic in.

If you make one of these shopping mistakes, it’s not the end of the world. By being aware of these mistakes, you will be able to improve your shopping experience and invest in pieces that will help you feel both confident and stylish. If you are shopping for some new staple pieces, check out Heirloom Clothing’s selection of comfortable and affordable layering shirts.

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Spring Break Packing Tips


20 Mar 2019

Almost everyone is tired of the cold weather and itching for spring break. Warm weather, the pool and maybe possibly even a beach sounds pretty perfect, right? No matter where you are going for spring break, there are a few essential items that you will need to pack. Whether you are busy with kids, school or work, finding time to pack can be difficult. Because we know how busy you are, Heirloom Clothing created a few packing tips to help you get ready for the perfect vacation.

Create a Packing List

One of the best things you can do before getting ready for any trip is to create a packing list. Packing lists help ensure that you don’t forget any items that you will need, and can save you from having to buy them again when you hit your destination. Your packing list can be as broad or as detailed as you like, but the more detailed, the less likely you are to forget things.

Pack Light

As much as you might want to, you can’t bring your entire summer wardrobe with you on vacation. It won’t all fit into your suitcase anyways. The most important thing to keep in mind when packing is to pack light. It’s spring break, so you will most likely be on the go every day, and carrying around too much stuff can keep you from having a good time.

Limit yourself to bringing one or two swimsuits and maybe a swim cover-up. Since you will be spending all day in your swimsuit, you probably will only need about one outfit per day. However, you can double up on outfits or pieces to keep your bag light. You won’t need a different pair of pants each day.

One of the best clothing items you can bring on spring break is a layering shirt. You can wear them over your swimsuit as a coverup, or underneath a cute blouse for a night out. Layering shirts are thin so they won’t take up too much room in your luggage, and you will be able to wear just one shirt with a variety of different outfits. We recommend bringing one or two cap sleeve shirts with you on your vacation.

Shoes and jackets will probably be your bulkiest items, so don’t go overboard when packing them. If you can, wear your jacket on the plane or in the car. In addition, only pack the shoes you will absolutely need. For spring break, a pair of flip flops and a cute pair of wedge sandals is probably all that you will need. If you are planning on doing some hiking, make sure to pack some hiking or running shoes.

Bring the Travel Necessities

One of the biggest reasons for packing light is so that you will have room for the essentials. Depending on your vacation and the activities you have planned, your essentials will differ. Think about what you have planned and figure out what items you will need from home for those activities. If you are going to the beach, you might want to pack a beach bag with sunscreen, sunglasses, an extra cap sleeve shirt, a hat and a book. Most hotels will provide towels, so you won’t have to worry about packing a beach towel.

Medication and toiletries are often the most forgotten items, so make sure you pack everything you will need. A travel pack of Advil and a few bandaids in your purse can really save you, especially if you are doing a lot of walking and start to get blisters.

Although toiletries are important, don’t forget your technology essentials too. You will need your phone charger, headphones and maybe even a tablet to watch movies or read a few e-books. If you have one, a portable charger will be your best friend on long days where you won’t be going back to your hotel or rented home.

Packing can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be when you follow these spring break packing tips. For more clothing ideas to pack for spring break, visit Heirloom Clothing’s website for a variety of stylish layering shirts and vacation clothes.

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What Style of Essential Shirt is Right for You?


13 Mar 2019

With hundreds upon thousands of options to choose from, it can be hard to find something that you’ll wear more than once. There are different clothing styles for different personalities, and if you aren’t sure what your style is, you’re going to have to experiment with different clothing items until you find a combination that suits your personal needs.

No matter who you are, there is one specific clothing item that looks good on just about anyone — an item that fits into any outfit — an essential shirt. Whether you are using your essential shirt as a layering shirt or as a standalone shirt, they also come in all different style. While choosing the perfect shirt style all comes down to preference, here are some tips on how to choose the perfect essential shirt for you.



The Cap Sleeve Shirt

A cap sleeve shirt is perhaps the most common essential shirt around. This shirt is a great option for any woman because they can be worn both underneath clothes or as a standalone classic; just make sure that you size up if you’re wanting to wear the shirt on its own. When it comes to layering your outfits, a cap sleeve shirt is a great option. If you’re looking for a comfortable top, the cap sleeve shirt is going to be the way to go.

Long Sleeve Scoop Necks

During the colder months, a long sleeve scoop neck is the best option to go with. Not only can they be used as a standalone shirt but they look amazing underneath a vest or sweater as well. Because of their versatility, long sleeve scoop necks are an essential item for any woman’s wardrobe; they can be used in a casual outfit or in a more elegant manner when paired with the right accessories and bottoms.

Tank Tops

Tanks offer a lighter feel than their essential shirt counterparts and are great for covering bra straps. The straps cover more than camisoles but are still a go-to choice for the hot summer months. If you live an active life and are in need of a great essential shirt, tanks fit perfectly for those who are wanting to exercise. As with all essentials, the shirt’s overall flexibility makes it a great layering shirt option and will help you maintain your shape with its soft, stretchy fabric.

Camisoles

Camisoles offer a comfortable fit. For any woman who doesn’t love the idea of too much fabric around the shoulders, camisoles are a great choice. If you live in an especially warmer area, you’re going to want to go with a camisole.

3/4 Sleeve Shirts

If you’re looking for less form-fitting essentials that go well under your favorite cardigan or jacket, a 3/4 sleeve shirt may be your best option. Because these shirts fit loosely, they are great as a standalone shirt!

One of the best characteristics of a 3/4 sleeve shirt is that the neckline doesn’t hit too high or too low, it cuts at the perfect level; you’ll never have to worry about showing too much skin when bending or leaning. The shirt is a great switch up from the traditional long sleeve shirt.

The 1/2 Sleeve Shirt

Another less form-fitting shirt option is the 1/2 sleeve shirt. While this shirt also works as a standalone option, it functions nicely as a layering shirt under your favorite jacket. This shirt provides a flattering and confident look, and it can complete any outfit.

Each one of these shirts provides you with a great amount of flexibility and functionality while maintaining a comfortable and stylish feel. Once you’ve narrowed down what styles work best for you, don’t be afraid to do a little shopping to find additional essentials to complete your outfit! You can find everything that you need and more here at Heirloom Clothing! Check us out today!

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Style Tips For Your Body Type


13 Mar 2019

When you walk into a store, you have a general idea of what clothes will look great and what won’t. Each woman has a different body shape and aspects of their body that they either love or want to hide. However, since trends are always changing, you probably frequently try on new styles of clothes that you either like or dislike. In order to save yourself some time figuring it all out, here are some of our best tips on how to dress for your body type.

No matter what body type you are, you will find that a simple layering shirt or essential shirt will show off your body in all the right ways. Layering shirts are made with a slimming fabric that will smooth your curves while keeping you comfortable. The best part about an essential shirt is that they will give you a variety of ways to wear them with just about any fashion item made for your body type.

Smaller Waist

You always want to highlight your curves as much as possible. If your body type is curvier but you have a smaller waist, really try to emphasize your waist. Look for fashion items with a belt or wrap (could be a jacket, pants, dress or even a blouse), as well as high waisted pants and skirts that will draw attention to your midsection. If you like skirts, a pencil skirt is a great option because it will highlight your waist as well as help your curves stand out. Whatever you choose to wear, look for more fitted items rather than boxy cuts.

Bigger Midsection

If you tend to carry your weight in your stomach area, then flowy tops will be your best friend. Although many flowy tops are see-through, you can easily fix this problem by wearing a cap sleeve shirt underneath.

For the perfect pair of pants to wear with an elegant blouse, a low-waisted straight-leg pant will look great! On colder days, try wearing a long, loose-fitting coat to avoid having too much fabric bind around your midsection. In addition to straight-leg pants, a straight or shift dress will look the most flattering on you, as it will help show off your slim lower body while hiding your midsection.

Uniform Midsection

One of the hardest things about this body type is that you will want to make it look like you have more curves than you actually do. In order to do so, highlight your waist as much as possible by wearing cropped jackets and high waisted pants that taper. You can try to show off your legs by wearing a knee-length skirt. Skinny jeans are also a great way to draw attention to your legs!

Dresses that have a belt or cinch at the waist will help to display the smallest part of your waist and give off a more curvy look. As far as tops go, you can choose to wear more flowing tops or a more fitted top. A long sleeve layering shirt underneath a cropped denim jacket with a pair of black skinny jeans is the ideal outfit for you.

Narrow Top and Curvy Bottom

If you have a narrow top half, you will want to search for more boxy cuts. A structured jacket with a slim layering shirt underneath will help to elongate your body and draw attention to your top. Peplum tops are a wonderful option for this.

Dresses that are fitted up top but flare out at the waist will help smooth your curvy lower half. If you can, look for pieces that have more pattern or are more embellished to continue drawing attention to the upper half of your body.

There are plenty of clothing options for every body type, you just have to know what to look for! Although many women prefer to dress for their body type, don’t be afraid to wear what you love and what you feel confident in. Find what works for your body and your style, and don’t pay too much attention to the fashion rules. Be sure to check out Heirloom Clothing’s website for more style inspiration as well as the best selection of layering shirts.

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What Color Shirt Should I Wear?


13 Mar 2019

One of the most frustrating things in the world is when you open your closet and stare into a clutter of clothing that you don’t know what to do with. Often times, you will stare blankly and think…what do I wear? How? What combinations work and which ones don’t?…Hitting a fashion rut isn’t fun, and when this happens, it’s best to take a step back and remember the basics.

Layering shirts are an essential clothing item that can be worn with virtually anything, plus they come in an array of colors to help you create various outfit combinations. These versatile pieces are simple yet chic and provide you with comfort and style. Black and white shirts might be the go-to shades when it comes to simple color-combos, but here are a few different ideas on how to wear different colored shirts based on the color of your bottoms.

Denim and Blue

Classic denim jeans or other blue bottoms — pants or skirts — can be paired with a variety of different colored shirts. Pink, red, orange and other vibrant colors look great with any shade of blue. You can also combine other shades of blue together, for example, a blue cap sleeve shirt with a lighter pair of blue jeans. Another great combo is comprised of grays and navy blue.

Black

Black bottoms are great because they can be work with any colored cap sleeve shirt to make it pop. If you’re opting to wear a more neutral outfit, pair your black pants or skirt with a cream, white, camel, grey or charcoal layering shirt. For a more colorful look, you can wear a bold red or bright yellow cap sleeve shirt.

Grey

Like black bottoms, grey matches well with most colors. But, the best colors to pair with grays are red, navy and purple. Lighter shades of grey can be paired with more bold colors while darker grays work best with lighter colored shirts.

Green

Green can act as an elegant color choice, especially olive and emerald shades. If you decide to wear a pair of green bottoms, neutral colored shirts will look best. A beige or white layering shirt can give your outfit a warmer tone, while a black or grey top will give your outfit a cooler tone.

White and Beige

This color palette is essentially the polar opposite of the black bottom choice. Lighter bottoms go well with shirts full of rich color — purple or Burgundy for example. You can also stick to a neutral look by wearing a charcoal or black cap sleeve shirt.

The options go on and on, but there really are patterns and combinations that work almost every time! Use this blog as a source of inspiration and go experiment with simple color combinations. If you’re in need of a few new layering shirts, check out our wide selection today.

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2019 Spring Fashion


13 Mar 2019

Springtime is just about here, and with a new season comes new fashion trends. While there are many colors and pieces that are classic choices for each season, there are some styles that will really help you stand out this spring. At Heirloom Clothing, we are dedicated to helping women feel comfortable and confident in their clothing no matter what activity they are doing. Here are Heirloom’s 2019 spring fashion trends to help you achieve this.

Bright Colors

Bright and bold colors are really in style right now. Think 70s colors or rainbow-type styles. Bold colors like these can really make your entire outfit a statement piece and add a happy and bright tone to your outfit. Don’t be afraid to wear some layering shirts with colors that might be out of your comfort zone to help you stand out.

Lace Shirts

Although bold colors are in style, you can never go wrong with the classic spring pastel colors. Lace is really popular during spring, and a great way to wear lace is to find a light pink or cream cap sleeve shirt to wear underneath the pretty blouse of your choice. This is a beautiful look that you can wear with your everyday jeans or your formal pencil skirts.

Denim Jacket

If you want to stick to bold colors, try wearing a colored layering shirt underneath a simple denim jacket. Lime green, dark purple and sky blue are beautiful spring colors that are fantastic layering shirt options. Pair it with your favorite pair of black pants and a flattering pair of flats.

Wide Flare Pants

Going back to 70s fashion, wide leg or flare pants are coming back in style. You can wear these pants in any color or fabric, but a classic pair of flare jeans are one of the most popular. To keep the attention on your fun pair of pants, an essential shirt in any bold color will look good. If it is still a bit cold outside, a cropped jacket will look best with this look.

Mixing White and Bold Colors

White is a staple spring color and looks best with other bright colors. A great way to wear white is with a white V-neck blouse and a bold colored cap sleeve shirt underneath for a pop of color. White looks good with most colors but for a nice spring look, try a nice sky blue shirt.

Jumper Dresses

Jumper dresses are a fun way to layer and show off your legs as it starts to get warmer. Jumper dresses come in a variety of colors but a neutral colored jumper will look great with a bold orange or red long sleeve shirt underneath. Also, you can finally break out your favorite pair of wedges or sandals to wear with your jumper.

Statement Jackets

Layering is essential during spring because it will be cooler in the mornings and evenings and warmer during the day. Statement jackets are a great spring fashion item because they can keep you warm while still looking fashionable. A statement jacket over your favorite layering shirt will keep you warm when its cooler, and when it starts to heat up you can take off the jacket and still feel comfortable in your essential shirt.

Spring is the perfect time to start breaking out your warmer clothes and getting ready for summer. Hopefully, this blog provided you with some spring fashion inspiration and convinced you to invest in a few more layering shirts for your closet. For the best selection of essentials and other charming pieces, check out Heirloom Clothing today!

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How Fashion Can Help Build Your Confidence


07 Mar 2019

Having a healthy self-confidence is vital to your well-being. It is mentally and emotionally beneficial to feel good about yourself and it can make you more successful! There is a definite relationship between what we wear and how we feel. We all have certain outfits that make us feel strong, powerful or confident, and then we have outfits that do the opposite. Wearing clothes that make you feel important or attractive can change the way you interact with others as well as how you feel about yourself.

Studies have shown that dressing well really can boost your confidence in any area of your life. Whether or not we realize it, the way we feel about ourselves is often linked directly to our appearance. This means it is important to find clothes you love from clothing companies you love. At Heirloom Clothing, we work hard to make sure you look good and feel good every day in any of our essentials, like our cap sleeve shirts. We’ve compiled a list of things you can do to help you dress your best and build your confidence:

Wear Clothes That Fit

Take time to measure yourself properly and to try on your clothes before you buy. Whether or not your clothes fit can either make you feel confident and attractive, or uncomfortable and unattractive. Pick clothes, especially layering shirts, that fit you really well. Too many of us wear clothes that are either too big or too small. It is important to buy the right clothes that work for your body.

Invest in a Range of Quality Basics

This literally means having the basics, which are clothes that you can mix and match in various situations. When you have a wide range of basics, you never have that “I have nothing to wear” feeling. Investing in a range of good quality basic items builds your closet and in turn, can help you to feel more confident.

Some of the basics we have come up with include:

-A white shirt cap sleeve and long sleeve
-A black shirt cap sleeve and long sleeve
-Layering shirts like tanks, camis, 3/4 sleeve, etc.
-A signature dress
-A good quality blouse
-A blazer
-An A-line or a pencil skirt
-Fit Jeans
-A sweater or cardigan

Make sure to find pieces in these categories that fit your style and needs. Take the time you need to find the right pieces. Having these staples in your wardrobe gives you so many options, flexibility, and security.

Dress Appropriately for the Season/Occasion

Another way to feel confident and comfortable is to make sure you are dressed for the weather outside. Make sure you have a few light sweaters paired with a layering shirt for spring and fall, some flattering cap sleeve shirts and other lighter clothes for summer clothes, and some quality layering shirts and a nice coat for winter.

Likewise, you want to make sure you are always dressed to fit the occasion. Whatever your situation might be, wear whatever makes you feel the best. For example, if you are going to present at a business meeting you might want to wear a layering shirt and a blazer, or even a cap sleeve or long sleeve shirt with a pencil skirt. No matter what you are doing, wear clothing that you feel great in.

Take Time to Prepare

We have already stated that how you dress does affect how you and others perceive you. This also implies that it takes some time in order to figure out what you want to wear each day. Ironing and picking out your outfits the day before will help you to be ready for the day and feel strong and confident.

If You Don’t Feel Great in It, Donate It

This last step is really important. We often hang on to clothes for years with the thought, “Someday I might wear this.” If this is you, it is time to get rid of it. Any clothing that you do not like or that you don’t feel confident in should not be in your closet. Even if you have spent money on the item, if you do not like it or feel good in it, donate it. Somebody is bound to love it and it is okay if that somebody is not you. It is better to have fewer pieces that make you feel amazing and fit you perfectly rather than having a huge closet of things you don’t wear. If you don’t love it, let it go.

Find clothes you love and you’ll be sure to boost your self-confidence. If you are looking to build the basics in your closet, be sure to come to Heirloom Clothing for all your needed essentials.

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How to Dress for Success


07 Mar 2019

It’s a common belief that the way you dress has an impact on your productivity. We often hear the phrase “dress for success,” but what does that really mean? Does the outfit itself have a direct impact on your productivity or is it the way the outfit makes you feel that influences your success? It only makes sense that wearing clothes that make you feel comfortable and beautiful will boost your confidence. With this comfort and fresh sense of confidence, you can be ready to power through your day with great success!

So how do you achieve this feeling through an outfit?

It can be as simple as an elegant layering shirt — an essential shirt can provides you with added comfort and coverage, no matter what outfit you choose to go with. A layering shirt is meant to move with you, and with it being one of the most versatile pieces of clothing on the market, it can also be paired with almost any outfit. Aside from a layering shirt, here are some more ways to dress for success.

Play with Textures

Textures are a great way to add diversity to your outfit. The best thing about adding texture to an outfit is that you can use anything from a fur coat or a think scarf, all the way down to corduroy pants. For example, one simple way to add texture to an outfit could be done by wearing a pair of jeans, your favorite layering shirt, and a large puffer coat.

Patterns

Patterns can help elevate a simple outfit and turn it into something classy. When opting to wear neutral colors, a patterned blouse can add some elegance to your outfit. One classic method of wearing patterns in an outfit is by using plaid dress pants paired with a simple layering shirt, blouse and a blazer. Alternatively, you can wear a plain pair of pants with a patterned blazer or blouse.

Utilize Bold Colors

Bold colors can make you stand out more more than neutrals. A bold pair of red jeans paired with a white cap sleeve shirt can seem too vibrant, but can work really well. Bold colors often look best when paired with classic black, grey or white pieces, but can ultimately be used with other bold colors ⎯ you can even combine bold colors with different patterns and textures.

Accessorize

To top of your successful outfit, you should always add accessories. Accessories such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings can really tie an outfit together, helping you radiate with even more confidence. Accessories can be simple, or they can be bold, but it all comes down to what outfit you’re choosing to wear for the day.

These are all amazing ways to dress for success, and no matter what your style is, you can rest assured that these ideas will help you craft the perfect outfit to help you have the confidence you need throughout your day.

To be sure that your outfit will work, a layering shirt is going to be the staple of most of these outfits, so make sure you head over to our website and check out the wide array of options we have available for you.

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The Quality of Our Fabric


07 Mar 2019

One might wonder, what is the number one prerequisite to creating a high-quality wardrobe? We think that it is important to be able to recognize a quality garment when you see one. In order to build a high-quality wardrobe, you will need to be able to tell the difference between a durable, well-crafted piece and a piece that might look great but won’t even last through the wash. This can be a hard thing to tell when you are shopping for clothes and essentials like layering shirts. In order to help you recognize the properties of quality fabric, this post will give you the knowledge you need to assess the quality of clothes.



What is Quality?

Of course, we want our clothes to be long-lasting and durable. It is important to be able to trust that your clothes can move with you without having to worry about ripping seams or popping buttons. We want our clothes to stay the same shape as when we bought them, and we definitely do not want them to stretch out or shrink over time. It is important that our clothes don’t fade after wearing or washing it a couple of times. We want our clothes to feel good on the skin, especially when wearing layering shirts. The most important element of our clothes is that we want them to last, not fall apart.

The Difference Between Low-Quality and High-Quality

When clothing manufacturers create clothes, there are certain steps that can be taken to make sure the clothing is durable, high-quality, and is comfortable on the skin. This takes time and money. Therein lies the reason why it is so easy to find attractive pieces at budget stores that don’t last more than a week. One way a manufacturer could save money, for example, is to focus on making their clothes look great on a hanger instead of working on its quality. This is done with all kinds of clothes, but especially with shirts like cap sleeve shirts and other essentials since these are the main pieces of your closet.

Quality of the Fabric

You need to look at the quality of the fabric itself. Comparing fabrics is a great idea to figure out exactly what you want for your clothes. Whether it is cotton, wool, denim or any other kind of fabric, you should look into their durability, softness and breathability. In order to find the best quality clothes, you should touch it; examine the density by holding the fabric up to the light, and look closely to make sure there are no gaps or size differences between the individual threads. Cotton is an especially good choice because it is cheap to produce and easy to make well.

It is important to figure out how suitable the fabric is for that particular item. There are no inherently good or bad fabrics. Every kind of fabric has its advantages and disadvantages. The key is to become aware of them so that you can pick the best fabric for your closet.

At Heirloom, quality is something we stress. Our cap sleeve shirts and layering shirts are made of 90% cotton and 10 % spandex and ensure the best possible quality, durability, softness and breathability. With this unique blend of fabrics, our essential shirts such as camis, tanks and cap sleeve shirts are sure to withstand each day’s wear and tear. For more on the quality of our essentials, check us out today!

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A Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot with Heirloom


07 Mar 2019

Take a look at some behind-the-scenes shots from a recent photoshoot here at Heirloom!

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Dressing for Each Body Type


07 Mar 2019

Each woman’s body is different, and with a wide variety of apparel out there, it can be difficult to know what looks best with your body type. When you try on different outfits, you have probably noticed that some pieces look fantastic on you but then others that seem to showcase parts of your body that you want to hide. Things such as layering shirts and essential shirts usually can help with any outfit, but when it comes to finding a full outfit that works with your body type, there are specific tips that can help. Here is a guide on what you can wear with each body type.



Pear-Shape

A pear-shaped body type entails a woman that has narrow shoulders and hips that are wider than her top-halve. Pear-shapes need to look for clothing pieces that will lengthen their body.

As far as tops go, look for pieces that will accentuate your chest and shoulders. This includes V-necks, scoop necks, bell sleeves, and fitted tops. A classic cap sleeve shirt will look great on your pear-shape body. If you are wearing a layering shirt, you can add any sweater or jacket that hits mid-thigh or right at your waist. Boxy coats and jackets will also look fantastic on you.

When you are shopping for pants, you want to buy darker colors that won’t draw attention to your waist and hips. If you want to appear taller or balance proportions, bootcut or flare jeans are a great option.  
Dresses and skirts go well with dramatic sleeves; A-line cuts and embellished necklines will draw attention to the top of your body. To finish off your outfit nicely, add some statement necklaces, big earrings, and even a wide-brimmed hat.

Hourglass Shape

The hourglass body type truly resembles an hourglass. While the chest and shoulder area is proportionately equal with the waist, the naval area curves inward dramatically. If you have an hourglass shape, you should wear clothes that help show off that curve and define the slim line between your chest and waist.

Your tops should be more form-fitting and tailored. Look for wrap tops, peplums, V-necks and round neck shirts. When layering, you can add a chic blazer or a stylish bomber jacket.

High waisted pants or skinny jeans will look best on you because they are more fitted. In addition, wrap dresses and empire silhouette dresses look great because of their classic tailored look.

To tie your look together, skinny belts around the waist look fantastic. And of course, adding jewelry around the neck or collarbone will also look great!

Apple-Shape

Apple-shapes are similar to an upside down triangle. Your shoulders are a little larger than your hips, and you probably don’t have as well defined of a waist. You will want to wear pieces that will define your bust while showing off your legs or your arms.

Since you are bigger up top, you want to look for flowy or boyfriend fitting tops. An A-line sheer blouse with a layering shirt underneath is a classic look for any apple shape. Another way that apple body types can wear a layering shirt or cap sleeve shirt is with a cardigan or jacket that hits on your upper thigh. If you can find jackets that are straight or A-line, they will look flattering on you as well.

One great thing about apple-shapes is that almost any pair of pants will look good on you. You can wear classic skinny jeans, cropped ankle pants, or even a flare style to help make you look taller. It’s all a matter of preference.

When accessorizing your outfit, try sticking to more simple necklaces. However, big stacks of bracelets, statement rings, and larger earrings should be a common additional piece.

Athletic Shape

If you have an athletic shape, it means that you do not have as many dramatic curves — your shoulders and hips are equally proportioned like a rectangle. Your waist is more straight and your weight is even throughout your body. When picking out an outfit, look for pieces that either show off your top or bottom, but not both at the same time.

Tops that can be tucked into a pair of pants or skirt are a great option for the athletic shape because they help to accentuate your waist. Try sticking to scoop or round neck shirts, or even a cap sleeve shirt. You can also layer the top and use layering shirts as a solid foundation.

When choosing outerwear, try looking for more flowy pieces. This would include pea coats or A-line jackets that also hit either below the waist or below the knee. Whatever pants you decide to wear is all dependent on the top you choose. If you choose a loose blouse, then you might want to pair it with your skinny jeans.

As far as accessories go, what you wear depends on what aspect of your body you want to show off. To draw attention towards the top of your body, wear a big pair of earrings. To draw attention to your chest, wear a statement necklace. If you want your arms to appear longer, add some rings. If you have longer arms, add bracelets.

Conclusion

No matter what your body type is, you can find clothing items that are flattering in all the right ways. It can take some trial and error to find the right clothes to fill your closet with, but one item that will never disappoint you is your layering shirts. There’s no outfit and body type that an essential shirt won’t work on, so add a few to your closet to start feeling confident in everything you wear! No matter what body type you have, check out Heirloom Clothing, today!

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An Interview with the Owner of Heirloom, Shellie Slade


26 Feb 2019

An inspiring discussion with Heirloom owner Shellie Slade about the start of the company, why it was started, and what the purpose behind Heirloom is.

 

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The Perfect Outfit for a Busy Day


26 Feb 2019

As a woman you are busy. Your day can entail a lot. Whether it’s going to the gym, going to work, taking care of kids, or even getting stuff done around the house. No matter what you have to do throughout the day, you need an outfit that can get you through whatever task or occasion you encounter. You don’t want your clothing distracting you from the day ahead, so here is one of the perfect outfits that should work for any busy day you face!

Cap Sleeve Shirt

A simple cap sleeve shirt is the first part of your busy day outfit. Cap sleeve shirts are a simple addition to any outfit and look great when paired with almost anything. While wearing your cap, you will feel comfortable and flexible no matter what you are doing. You can even wear your essential shirt to the gym or while just lounging around the house.

Black Jeans/Pants

A classic pair of black jeans or pants is a great option to wear on a busy day. They look chic while still adding a casual tone to your outfit. They can also be dressed up or down, depending on what your day entails. Since black is such a neutral color, these pants will look great with whatever color cap sleeve layering shirt you decide to wear.

Long Cardigan

If the weather is a little too cold, add a cute long cardigan over your cap sleeve shirt. A layering shirt adds style and gives some dimension to your clothes. If you get too hot, you can always take your cardigan off and just wear your cap sleeve shirt as is. Cardigans are a classic go-to item for many women as they not only look stylish but add warmth and texture to your outfit.

Boots or Sneakers

Usually, busy days involve being on your feet for long periods of time, so it’s important to wear a pair of shoes that are comfortable and won’t leave your feet aching. A stylish pair of sneakers or even a comfy pair of boots will look great with your busy day outfit and won’t cause your feet to be too sore.  

Accessories

A few accessories will tie your entire outfit together without getting in the way of the moving you have to do. Adding a simple necklace or even a pair of stud earrings will add some shine to your look and keep you looking good all day long. You can also pair your favorite neutral colored purse with your outfit to tie it all together.

Busy days are already tiresome and frustrating, but by wearing a cap sleeve shirt you will feel confident and relaxed all day long! To find the best selection of essentials for your perfect outfit, check out Heirloom Clothing today!

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An Everyday Versatile Outfit


22 Feb 2019

The frustrations that come with constantly having to make time to change outfits while on a tight schedule might be something that you can relate to. Busy lives tend to come with time constraints — sometimes you may not get the much-needed time to change in between your daily tasks. But what if you could relax those constraints? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, something as simple as investing in a cap sleeve shirt from Heirloom can help with your busy schedule.

Cap sleeve shirts are a great essential clothing item to have in your wardrobe: they are a versatile and stylish addition that can serve as your work shirt, workout shirt, and even loungewear. Available in a variety of different colors, there isn’t an outfit it won’t work well with. Here are the different ways you can use a cap sleeve shirt in your everyday routines.

Work Wear

If you’re looking for something that’s both comfortable and presentable to wear to work, a cap sleeve shirt is the way to go. Neutral colors might work best if you’re going for a business casual outfit; the shirt can be worn with slacks or a pencil skirt or with a cardigan over the shirt. There are countless opportunities when it comes to crafting the perfect work outfit.

Time to Hit the Gym

Most people tend to either hit the gym before or after work and if you struggle to get out in the morning, you may only have one option: go to the gym immediately after work. Luckily, your cap sleeve shirt that you wore to work can double as a workout shirt! The unique material makes it easy to move in.

Lounging After Work

If you decide to go straight home after work, you’ll find that you will have no need to change out of your cap sleeve shirt. It is comfortable enough to wear at any time. So when you get home from a busy day, you will not feel as if you need to change your shirt to relax a bit.

Bedtime Comfort

After a relaxing night of lounging, you’ll be pleased to know that you can just slip right into bed in your cap sleeve. A simple cap sleeve shirt paired with your favorite pajama bottoms makes for a good night’s rest.

Heirloom's cap sleeve shirts are the meaning of versatility when it comes to clothing. If you’re looking for something that can fulfill various roles in your wardrobe, check out our selection of cap sleeves at Heirloom.

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Five Wardrobe Tips for the Millennial Woman


22 Feb 2019

As a millennial woman, your life is busy. Whether you are working, in school, running errands or trying to have a social life, your day demands a lot. With such a busy life, it can be difficult to find a moment to eat a quick bite of lunch or even change your clothes. Depending on what your day entails, you might need a few different outfits to look presentable no matter where you go. If you are struggling with coming up with what to wear, here are five wardrobe tips for the millennial woman.



1) Plain White Cap Sleeve Shirt

A plain white cap sleeve shirt can provide you with a variety of different outfit options. Season after season, it is always in style and you will never get tired of it. Whether you wear your white cap sleeve shirt with a pair of jeans and sneakers to class or wear it tucked into a nice skirt for work, you will always find a use for your white cap sleeve shirt.

2) Other Essential Shirts

Although a white cap sleeve shirt is a great investment, you can never go wrong with any type of essential shirt. Whether it’s a long sleeve shirt or a simple tank, you will almost always reach for an essential shirt when getting dressed in the morning. Essential shirts like this can provide you with a simple look that can either be dressed up or down. Not to mention they are extremely comfortable and strong.

3) Blazers

Blazers are a great piece to add to your closet and can make almost any outfit look a little more formal and classy. By adding a blazer over a layering shirt, you can have a classic work outfit that is comfortable but not too fancy. No matter if you are going to work, running errands or even attending church, your blazer will look incredible with any layering shirt underneath.

4) Statement Jewelry

Jewelry is the perfect way to tie together any outfit. Statement jewelry, however, is perfect for turning your outfit into a stylish masterpiece. Try wearing a simple black layering shirt with a bold gold necklace and a bracelet and earrings. You can even add a bright red or pink necklace for a pop of color in your outfit. A few gold or silver necklaces will be a great addition to your wardrobe.

5) Pencil Skirts

Pencil skirts come in a variety of different colors, fabrics and textures. They can be worn with a variety of different blouses and shirts, but will always look classic with a simple layering shirt tucked in. You can add a sweater or blazer on top of the layering shirt, or wear it plain with a simple necklace. No matter what you wear with your pencil skirt, you will always reach for it when in need of a professional outfit.

Your style is personal to you and you can customize it however you want. Adding a few essential items like the ones listed above can transform your style and add some versatility to your closet. Try investing in a few layering shirts from Heirloom to add the best options to your wardrobe!

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The People's Experience with Heirloom


21 Feb 2019

At Heirloom, we LOVE to hear your feeback! Check out some of our recent reviews from our amazing customers!

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Are You a Closet-Watcher or a Closet-Wearer?


21 Feb 2019

When you buy clothes you are investing in yourself. It is important to find clothes that not only work for you but are clothes that you love! Unfortunately, there are too many of us out there that might become a closet-watcher and not a closet-wearer. In other words, there are some of us who might open closet doors and look at all the different options of clothes but not know what to wear; when you are a closet-wearer, you love and use all the clothes you have without much worry or hesitation.

How do the closet-wearers do it? We answer that below!


Fill Your Closet with Versatile Pieces

One of the best ways to start wearing more of the clothes in your closet is by filling it with a variety of versatile pieces. Some people will buy clothes thinking they will love it, only to find that they don’t know what to wear it with and when to wear. By purchasing layering shirts, comfortable cap sleeve shirts, classic pairs of pants, and even a couple dresses and skirts will help put you on a path to become a closet-wearer. The more versatile your clothing is, the more you will be able to mix and match different outfits.

Keep Up to Date with Trends

With a good amount of versatile pieces at your disposal, you should have a wide array of clothes that you can use for years to come, however, fashion trends come and go all the time! In order to stay confident and excited to wear your clothes out in public, it is important to at least recognize the latest styles. Keeping up with new trends in fashion doesn’t mean that you have to go out and purchase the newest line of designer clothing as much as possible, but simply pick and choose some of the styles that might work for you. While you will want to keep your cap sleeve shirts and other essentials, don’t be afraid to cycle through your out-of-date clothes and replace them with a few new ones!

Find Your Personal Brand

When it comes to your clothes, what you wear often defines you; considering everyone is different, you create your own personal brand with what you wear, and that’s great! We encourage you to be confident in yourself and your own personal brand. Recognizing the latest trends is wise, but you don’t need to follow strictly to what the fashion designers are creating. Don’t be afraid to be bold and wear a layering shirt with whatever you want! As long as you stay within the realm of matching your outfits and using your clothes appropriately, you should be just fine! When you have enough versatility in your closet, combined with some of the latest trends, you are going to have fun coming up with your own personal brand.

The more you are able to enjoy mix and matching your clothing to your essentials with current styles, the more you will become a closet watcher. Even as trends come and go, your versatile layering shirts and other essentials can stay in your closet for months or even years to come (though, you shouldn’t hold on to everything forever)! For the most reliable essentials around, check out Heirloom Clothing, today!

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Fashion for Women Over 40

20 Mar 2019

No matter your age, fashion should be fun and make you feel comfortable and confident. It is tough for many women over 40, 50, 60 and beyond to know how to put together a clothing wardrobe that is flattering and age appropriate. Many women struggle feeling that the clothes they currently wear are dated, but also feel silly when they try on the latest fashion trends. So we’ve decided to help out. Check out below for some tips and tricks on how to find your style over 40.

Styles That Are Too Young

One of the common concerns women over 40 have about their clothes is that they feel like they try to look younger and it doesn’t always work. Many woman avoid dressing in certain styles in fear that the styles are more suitable for younger woman. Then there are some others that dress in styles trying to look younger but seem to somehow look older and sometimes a bit silly. An example of this are women who wear skirts that are too short.

The solution to this concern is to create a wardrobe built on clothes and styles that appropriately fit you. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Even if you can fit into junior clothes, be careful in those departments.
  • When you wear any kind of cap sleeve shirt or plain colored t-shirt, be cautious with too many accessories that shine and sparkle too much.
  • Focus on fit instead of size. Especially when wearing tops like layering shirts or other essential shirts, don’t get trapped by only wanting to wear a certain size. Too tight can make you look heavier and older. Buy clothes that really fit your body shape.


Fashion Trends

Make sure to check out all the latest fashion trends to find the right clothes and accessories. Finding practical and stylish outfits doesn’t have to be difficult. Being over 40 doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice style. While on the one hand it is suggested to avoid certain styles that look too young, the same goes for styles that look too old. Don’t buy stuff that makes you look older. You aren’t in your seventies, so there are still fun ways to make bright colors look amazing on you. Some things to avoid are thick rimmed glasses, chain jewelry, older cardigans, and granny shoes.

Fashion doesn’t have to end just because you are getting older; you can still look and feel amazing at any age. Invest in some quality clothes and essential layering shirts or cap sleeve shirts in order to build up a timeless wardrobe that you can feel comfortable and confident in every single day.

While the wearability of some trendy pieces may wax and wane, there are some great fabrics and designs that really never go out of style. Don’t feel like fashion is a boat that you just missed as you grow older, you can always find something that works for you. To get back at it, take a look at our selection at Heirloom Clothing, today!

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Online vs. In-Store Shopping

20 Mar 2019

In-store or online shopping, which one do you prefer? For some people, they love the thrill of going into a store and seeing items they want in-person. Other individuals try to avoid the stores as much as possible. It could be because shopping in stores takes too much time, or maybe because the stores can get crowded. With tons of online store options, you can easily do all the shopping you need to without ever leaving your home. Whether you are shopping for clothes, home accessories, appliances or even toys for your kids, you can find anything both online and in-stores. How you do your shopping is all a matter of preference.

At Heirloom Clothing, we know that not every woman has the time to go shopping for the things they need. This is why we have created both in-store and online shopping options so that you can shop for your favorite layering shirts anytime, anywhere. Here are a few benefits of both online and in-store shopping that women love.

Online Pros

One of the best benefits of shopping online is the convenience. You can quickly order everything that you need either for you or your family and have it shipped right to your house. Essentials like cap sleeve shirts, accessories, pants, shoes and jackets can all be found online. You can get clothes for the whole family without having to deal with crowded stores.

When shopping online, many brands offer free returns or in-store returns, so if the product you bought doesn’t fit right or isn’t quite what you wanted, you can easily return/exchange it. More and more stores are also offering free-shipping, making online shopping cheaper and more convenient than ever.

Another benefit to shopping online is you can get the best deals. Many clothing stores have special online-only discounts or will send coupons right to your email. Although some companies can clutter your inbox with emails, it's always a good idea to sign up for email lists so that stores can notify you of the best deals — how else will you know when your favorite layering shirts are on sale?

In-Store Pros

If shopping is one of your favorite past-times, then you probably love going into a store and looking at all the items. Even with all the online shopping options, in-store shopping will probably never go away because of how much people love shopping. You get to leave with your items right away, and if shopping for clothes, can try them on right in the store and not have to worry about making returns. It can be frustrating waiting a few days for that cap sleeve shirt you purchased online to arrive, all to find out it doesn’t fit right in the first place and you need a different size.

When you shop in a store, you also get the expertise of the clothing associates. Some stores offer free sizing or tailoring, something you won’t find when you order online. They can help you find the right sizes, as well as recommend certain items above others. Store associates aren’t just there to help you check out, they are trained to know how to help customers in any way possible.
Whether you enjoy shopping online, in-store or maybe even a combination of both, there’s a variety of different brands that offer all the products you could ever need. Whether you are searching for some new layering shirts to add to your closet or even a birthday gift for your best friend, there are lots of shopping options right at your fingertips. Visit Heirloom Clothing to check out our online selection of clothing, as well as find out where we are located so you can shop in-store!

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Casual Date Night Outfits

20 Mar 2019

Everybody loves date night no matter how old you are! That feeling of a night out without any other distractions. No work, no kids, and no other commitments. However, after an exhausting day, the last thing you probably want to do is get all dressed up just for one night. Well, the good news is that you don’t have to. Dates now are very casual, so you should dress casual too.

With Heirloom Clothing’s wide selection of comfortable and flexible layering shirts, you can look chic and stylish on your date without even feeling like you changed out of your cozy t-shirt. Here are a few ways you can wear a casual yet fashionable date night outfit.

Jumpsuit or Romper

Not only are jumpsuits, rompers and jumpers really in-style right now, they are also really comfortable. If your jumper or romper has thinner straps, a solid colored layering shirt underneath can provide you with a little more coverage, so you can feel confident in your outfit all night long. If it’s a little bit cooler outside, throw a jacket over top and you will be good to go!

Black and White

Black and white is a classic combination that looks both great in casual and formal styles. A pair of black jeans with a white blouse and a white cap sleeve shirt underneath will be the perfect casual date night outfit. You can pair this with your favorite pair of sandals or fashionable sneakers, and add a pretty gold necklace for a bit of shine.

T-shirt and Jeans

You can never go wrong with your favorite pair of jeans and a simple cap sleeve shirt in your favorite color. When you wear clothes that you love and feel confident in, you won’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable in your outfit. You will just be able to enjoy your date’s company and feel relaxed all night. A pair of fashionable sneakers or even a cute ankle boot will be the perfect shoe to complete your effortless look.

Denim Jacket and Skirt

If you are needing something slightly nicer than a casual outfit, a simple skirt paired with a denim jacket is the way to go. You can choose to wear more of a structured midi skirt, or something more straight and flowy. Add your go-to layering shirt and your denim jacket over-top for a casual yet classy look. Any pair of shoes will look great with this, but a wedge sandal will look fantastic and help show off your legs.

All Black

We mentioned that black and white was a classic combination, but black on black is another classic look that will result in a stunning outfit. A black long sleeve layering shirt tucked into a pair of black jeans or pants will look great on just about anyone. Add your favorite pair of black shoes and some metallic jewelry to get that chic black on black look.

For the most fun and exciting date night, a casual outfit is the way to go. By following these tips, you can create a bunch of different date outfits. The more outfits you have means more date nights! If you need some new casual pieces in your wardrobe, head over to Heirloom Clothing to view our selection of fashion and essential items.

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Common Shopping Mistakes

20 Mar 2019

Have you ever left a clothing store feeling extremely frustrated? Maybe it was the lack of finding items you love, the extremely high prices, or even the feeling of nothing looking good on your body. Shopping is portrayed to be this exciting activity where you leave the stores with a bunch of attractive items. However, shopping can also be exhausting and discouraging. You can blame the store as much as you want for their lack of variety and low prices, but what many women don’t realize is that they are making shopping mistakes themselves. In this blog, we will cover some of the most common mistakes that women tend to make when shopping.

Don’t Know What You are Shopping For

Although its fun to just shop for no reason, you can really make a dent in your bank account if there’s not a specific item you are looking for. Before you hit the stores, really analyze your closet to see if there are any items you could use. Are you in need of a new cap sleeve shirt? Or maybe even a new pair of heels? Find your needs and purpose before anything else.

When you wander into a store without a goal in mind, you will find that you either buy stuff you don’t need, or you don’t buy anything because nothing appeals to you. Shopping is much easier and more productive if there are specific items you are looking for.

Focusing Too Much on Trends

There are some women who don’t pay attention to fashion trends at all, and some women who focus too much on fashion trends. You don’t want to be either of these women but rather somewhere in between. When you focus too much on trends, your clothes will quickly go out of style and you will find yourself shopping a lot more frequently than you need to.

Instead of only buying trendy items, look for more staple pieces. A few layering shirts can really expand your wardrobe options, as they are versatile and go with just about anything. Essential shirts like these will never go out of style, and will also look great with any trendy items you choose to buy.

Not Knowing What Looks Good on Your Body

Every woman should have a good idea of what their body shape is, as well as know what items look the best on them. If you venture into a store not knowing what items will look flattering on your body, you will spend a lot of time in the dressing room. You might even leave the store feeling frustrated that nothing worked for you. In addition to knowing what looks good on your body, you should know what brands look good on you as well.

If you don’t know what your body type is, there are many online sources that can help you figure out both your body type and clothing items that will flatter you best. One clothing item that is flattering on every body type is a layering shirt. Whether you prefer a cap sleeve shirt or more of a tank, you will fall in love with any essential shirt you wear. Start by shopping for a few of these until you are able to figure out what other clothing pieces you will look fantastic in.

If you make one of these shopping mistakes, it’s not the end of the world. By being aware of these mistakes, you will be able to improve your shopping experience and invest in pieces that will help you feel both confident and stylish. If you are shopping for some new staple pieces, check out Heirloom Clothing’s selection of comfortable and affordable layering shirts.

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Spring Break Packing Tips

20 Mar 2019

Almost everyone is tired of the cold weather and itching for spring break. Warm weather, the pool and maybe possibly even a beach sounds pretty perfect, right? No matter where you are going for spring break, there are a few essential items that you will need to pack. Whether you are busy with kids, school or work, finding time to pack can be difficult. Because we know how busy you are, Heirloom Clothing created a few packing tips to help you get ready for the perfect vacation.

Create a Packing List

One of the best things you can do before getting ready for any trip is to create a packing list. Packing lists help ensure that you don’t forget any items that you will need, and can save you from having to buy them again when you hit your destination. Your packing list can be as broad or as detailed as you like, but the more detailed, the less likely you are to forget things.

Pack Light

As much as you might want to, you can’t bring your entire summer wardrobe with you on vacation. It won’t all fit into your suitcase anyways. The most important thing to keep in mind when packing is to pack light. It’s spring break, so you will most likely be on the go every day, and carrying around too much stuff can keep you from having a good time.

Limit yourself to bringing one or two swimsuits and maybe a swim cover-up. Since you will be spending all day in your swimsuit, you probably will only need about one outfit per day. However, you can double up on outfits or pieces to keep your bag light. You won’t need a different pair of pants each day.

One of the best clothing items you can bring on spring break is a layering shirt. You can wear them over your swimsuit as a coverup, or underneath a cute blouse for a night out. Layering shirts are thin so they won’t take up too much room in your luggage, and you will be able to wear just one shirt with a variety of different outfits. We recommend bringing one or two cap sleeve shirts with you on your vacation.

Shoes and jackets will probably be your bulkiest items, so don’t go overboard when packing them. If you can, wear your jacket on the plane or in the car. In addition, only pack the shoes you will absolutely need. For spring break, a pair of flip flops and a cute pair of wedge sandals is probably all that you will need. If you are planning on doing some hiking, make sure to pack some hiking or running shoes.

Bring the Travel Necessities

One of the biggest reasons for packing light is so that you will have room for the essentials. Depending on your vacation and the activities you have planned, your essentials will differ. Think about what you have planned and figure out what items you will need from home for those activities. If you are going to the beach, you might want to pack a beach bag with sunscreen, sunglasses, an extra cap sleeve shirt, a hat and a book. Most hotels will provide towels, so you won’t have to worry about packing a beach towel.

Medication and toiletries are often the most forgotten items, so make sure you pack everything you will need. A travel pack of Advil and a few bandaids in your purse can really save you, especially if you are doing a lot of walking and start to get blisters.

Although toiletries are important, don’t forget your technology essentials too. You will need your phone charger, headphones and maybe even a tablet to watch movies or read a few e-books. If you have one, a portable charger will be your best friend on long days where you won’t be going back to your hotel or rented home.

Packing can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be when you follow these spring break packing tips. For more clothing ideas to pack for spring break, visit Heirloom Clothing’s website for a variety of stylish layering shirts and vacation clothes.

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What Style of Essential Shirt is Right for You?

13 Mar 2019

With hundreds upon thousands of options to choose from, it can be hard to find something that you’ll wear more than once. There are different clothing styles for different personalities, and if you aren’t sure what your style is, you’re going to have to experiment with different clothing items until you find a combination that suits your personal needs.

No matter who you are, there is one specific clothing item that looks good on just about anyone — an item that fits into any outfit — an essential shirt. Whether you are using your essential shirt as a layering shirt or as a standalone shirt, they also come in all different style. While choosing the perfect shirt style all comes down to preference, here are some tips on how to choose the perfect essential shirt for you.



The Cap Sleeve Shirt

A cap sleeve shirt is perhaps the most common essential shirt around. This shirt is a great option for any woman because they can be worn both underneath clothes or as a standalone classic; just make sure that you size up if you’re wanting to wear the shirt on its own. When it comes to layering your outfits, a cap sleeve shirt is a great option. If you’re looking for a comfortable top, the cap sleeve shirt is going to be the way to go.

Long Sleeve Scoop Necks

During the colder months, a long sleeve scoop neck is the best option to go with. Not only can they be used as a standalone shirt but they look amazing underneath a vest or sweater as well. Because of their versatility, long sleeve scoop necks are an essential item for any woman’s wardrobe; they can be used in a casual outfit or in a more elegant manner when paired with the right accessories and bottoms.

Tank Tops

Tanks offer a lighter feel than their essential shirt counterparts and are great for covering bra straps. The straps cover more than camisoles but are still a go-to choice for the hot summer months. If you live an active life and are in need of a great essential shirt, tanks fit perfectly for those who are wanting to exercise. As with all essentials, the shirt’s overall flexibility makes it a great layering shirt option and will help you maintain your shape with its soft, stretchy fabric.

Camisoles

Camisoles offer a comfortable fit. For any woman who doesn’t love the idea of too much fabric around the shoulders, camisoles are a great choice. If you live in an especially warmer area, you’re going to want to go with a camisole.

3/4 Sleeve Shirts

If you’re looking for less form-fitting essentials that go well under your favorite cardigan or jacket, a 3/4 sleeve shirt may be your best option. Because these shirts fit loosely, they are great as a standalone shirt!

One of the best characteristics of a 3/4 sleeve shirt is that the neckline doesn’t hit too high or too low, it cuts at the perfect level; you’ll never have to worry about showing too much skin when bending or leaning. The shirt is a great switch up from the traditional long sleeve shirt.

The 1/2 Sleeve Shirt

Another less form-fitting shirt option is the 1/2 sleeve shirt. While this shirt also works as a standalone option, it functions nicely as a layering shirt under your favorite jacket. This shirt provides a flattering and confident look, and it can complete any outfit.

Each one of these shirts provides you with a great amount of flexibility and functionality while maintaining a comfortable and stylish feel. Once you’ve narrowed down what styles work best for you, don’t be afraid to do a little shopping to find additional essentials to complete your outfit! You can find everything that you need and more here at Heirloom Clothing! Check us out today!

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Style Tips For Your Body Type

13 Mar 2019

When you walk into a store, you have a general idea of what clothes will look great and what won’t. Each woman has a different body shape and aspects of their body that they either love or want to hide. However, since trends are always changing, you probably frequently try on new styles of clothes that you either like or dislike. In order to save yourself some time figuring it all out, here are some of our best tips on how to dress for your body type.

No matter what body type you are, you will find that a simple layering shirt or essential shirt will show off your body in all the right ways. Layering shirts are made with a slimming fabric that will smooth your curves while keeping you comfortable. The best part about an essential shirt is that they will give you a variety of ways to wear them with just about any fashion item made for your body type.

Smaller Waist

You always want to highlight your curves as much as possible. If your body type is curvier but you have a smaller waist, really try to emphasize your waist. Look for fashion items with a belt or wrap (could be a jacket, pants, dress or even a blouse), as well as high waisted pants and skirts that will draw attention to your midsection. If you like skirts, a pencil skirt is a great option because it will highlight your waist as well as help your curves stand out. Whatever you choose to wear, look for more fitted items rather than boxy cuts.

Bigger Midsection

If you tend to carry your weight in your stomach area, then flowy tops will be your best friend. Although many flowy tops are see-through, you can easily fix this problem by wearing a cap sleeve shirt underneath.

For the perfect pair of pants to wear with an elegant blouse, a low-waisted straight-leg pant will look great! On colder days, try wearing a long, loose-fitting coat to avoid having too much fabric bind around your midsection. In addition to straight-leg pants, a straight or shift dress will look the most flattering on you, as it will help show off your slim lower body while hiding your midsection.

Uniform Midsection

One of the hardest things about this body type is that you will want to make it look like you have more curves than you actually do. In order to do so, highlight your waist as much as possible by wearing cropped jackets and high waisted pants that taper. You can try to show off your legs by wearing a knee-length skirt. Skinny jeans are also a great way to draw attention to your legs!

Dresses that have a belt or cinch at the waist will help to display the smallest part of your waist and give off a more curvy look. As far as tops go, you can choose to wear more flowing tops or a more fitted top. A long sleeve layering shirt underneath a cropped denim jacket with a pair of black skinny jeans is the ideal outfit for you.

Narrow Top and Curvy Bottom

If you have a narrow top half, you will want to search for more boxy cuts. A structured jacket with a slim layering shirt underneath will help to elongate your body and draw attention to your top. Peplum tops are a wonderful option for this.

Dresses that are fitted up top but flare out at the waist will help smooth your curvy lower half. If you can, look for pieces that have more pattern or are more embellished to continue drawing attention to the upper half of your body.

There are plenty of clothing options for every body type, you just have to know what to look for! Although many women prefer to dress for their body type, don’t be afraid to wear what you love and what you feel confident in. Find what works for your body and your style, and don’t pay too much attention to the fashion rules. Be sure to check out Heirloom Clothing’s website for more style inspiration as well as the best selection of layering shirts.

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What Color Shirt Should I Wear?

13 Mar 2019

One of the most frustrating things in the world is when you open your closet and stare into a clutter of clothing that you don’t know what to do with. Often times, you will stare blankly and think…what do I wear? How? What combinations work and which ones don’t?…Hitting a fashion rut isn’t fun, and when this happens, it’s best to take a step back and remember the basics.

Layering shirts are an essential clothing item that can be worn with virtually anything, plus they come in an array of colors to help you create various outfit combinations. These versatile pieces are simple yet chic and provide you with comfort and style. Black and white shirts might be the go-to shades when it comes to simple color-combos, but here are a few different ideas on how to wear different colored shirts based on the color of your bottoms.

Denim and Blue

Classic denim jeans or other blue bottoms — pants or skirts — can be paired with a variety of different colored shirts. Pink, red, orange and other vibrant colors look great with any shade of blue. You can also combine other shades of blue together, for example, a blue cap sleeve shirt with a lighter pair of blue jeans. Another great combo is comprised of grays and navy blue.

Black

Black bottoms are great because they can be work with any colored cap sleeve shirt to make it pop. If you’re opting to wear a more neutral outfit, pair your black pants or skirt with a cream, white, camel, grey or charcoal layering shirt. For a more colorful look, you can wear a bold red or bright yellow cap sleeve shirt.

Grey

Like black bottoms, grey matches well with most colors. But, the best colors to pair with grays are red, navy and purple. Lighter shades of grey can be paired with more bold colors while darker grays work best with lighter colored shirts.

Green

Green can act as an elegant color choice, especially olive and emerald shades. If you decide to wear a pair of green bottoms, neutral colored shirts will look best. A beige or white layering shirt can give your outfit a warmer tone, while a black or grey top will give your outfit a cooler tone.

White and Beige

This color palette is essentially the polar opposite of the black bottom choice. Lighter bottoms go well with shirts full of rich color — purple or Burgundy for example. You can also stick to a neutral look by wearing a charcoal or black cap sleeve shirt.

The options go on and on, but there really are patterns and combinations that work almost every time! Use this blog as a source of inspiration and go experiment with simple color combinations. If you’re in need of a few new layering shirts, check out our wide selection today.

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2019 Spring Fashion

13 Mar 2019

Springtime is just about here, and with a new season comes new fashion trends. While there are many colors and pieces that are classic choices for each season, there are some styles that will really help you stand out this spring. At Heirloom Clothing, we are dedicated to helping women feel comfortable and confident in their clothing no matter what activity they are doing. Here are Heirloom’s 2019 spring fashion trends to help you achieve this.

Bright Colors

Bright and bold colors are really in style right now. Think 70s colors or rainbow-type styles. Bold colors like these can really make your entire outfit a statement piece and add a happy and bright tone to your outfit. Don’t be afraid to wear some layering shirts with colors that might be out of your comfort zone to help you stand out.

Lace Shirts

Although bold colors are in style, you can never go wrong with the classic spring pastel colors. Lace is really popular during spring, and a great way to wear lace is to find a light pink or cream cap sleeve shirt to wear underneath the pretty blouse of your choice. This is a beautiful look that you can wear with your everyday jeans or your formal pencil skirts.

Denim Jacket

If you want to stick to bold colors, try wearing a colored layering shirt underneath a simple denim jacket. Lime green, dark purple and sky blue are beautiful spring colors that are fantastic layering shirt options. Pair it with your favorite pair of black pants and a flattering pair of flats.

Wide Flare Pants

Going back to 70s fashion, wide leg or flare pants are coming back in style. You can wear these pants in any color or fabric, but a classic pair of flare jeans are one of the most popular. To keep the attention on your fun pair of pants, an essential shirt in any bold color will look good. If it is still a bit cold outside, a cropped jacket will look best with this look.

Mixing White and Bold Colors

White is a staple spring color and looks best with other bright colors. A great way to wear white is with a white V-neck blouse and a bold colored cap sleeve shirt underneath for a pop of color. White looks good with most colors but for a nice spring look, try a nice sky blue shirt.

Jumper Dresses

Jumper dresses are a fun way to layer and show off your legs as it starts to get warmer. Jumper dresses come in a variety of colors but a neutral colored jumper will look great with a bold orange or red long sleeve shirt underneath. Also, you can finally break out your favorite pair of wedges or sandals to wear with your jumper.

Statement Jackets

Layering is essential during spring because it will be cooler in the mornings and evenings and warmer during the day. Statement jackets are a great spring fashion item because they can keep you warm while still looking fashionable. A statement jacket over your favorite layering shirt will keep you warm when its cooler, and when it starts to heat up you can take off the jacket and still feel comfortable in your essential shirt.

Spring is the perfect time to start breaking out your warmer clothes and getting ready for summer. Hopefully, this blog provided you with some spring fashion inspiration and convinced you to invest in a few more layering shirts for your closet. For the best selection of essentials and other charming pieces, check out Heirloom Clothing today!

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How Fashion Can Help Build Your Confidence

07 Mar 2019

Having a healthy self-confidence is vital to your well-being. It is mentally and emotionally beneficial to feel good about yourself and it can make you more successful! There is a definite relationship between what we wear and how we feel. We all have certain outfits that make us feel strong, powerful or confident, and then we have outfits that do the opposite. Wearing clothes that make you feel important or attractive can change the way you interact with others as well as how you feel about yourself.

Studies have shown that dressing well really can boost your confidence in any area of your life. Whether or not we realize it, the way we feel about ourselves is often linked directly to our appearance. This means it is important to find clothes you love from clothing companies you love. At Heirloom Clothing, we work hard to make sure you look good and feel good every day in any of our essentials, like our cap sleeve shirts. We’ve compiled a list of things you can do to help you dress your best and build your confidence:

Wear Clothes That Fit

Take time to measure yourself properly and to try on your clothes before you buy. Whether or not your clothes fit can either make you feel confident and attractive, or uncomfortable and unattractive. Pick clothes, especially layering shirts, that fit you really well. Too many of us wear clothes that are either too big or too small. It is important to buy the right clothes that work for your body.

Invest in a Range of Quality Basics

This literally means having the basics, which are clothes that you can mix and match in various situations. When you have a wide range of basics, you never have that “I have nothing to wear” feeling. Investing in a range of good quality basic items builds your closet and in turn, can help you to feel more confident.

Some of the basics we have come up with include:

-A white shirt cap sleeve and long sleeve
-A black shirt cap sleeve and long sleeve
-Layering shirts like tanks, camis, 3/4 sleeve, etc.
-A signature dress
-A good quality blouse
-A blazer
-An A-line or a pencil skirt
-Fit Jeans
-A sweater or cardigan

Make sure to find pieces in these categories that fit your style and needs. Take the time you need to find the right pieces. Having these staples in your wardrobe gives you so many options, flexibility, and security.

Dress Appropriately for the Season/Occasion

Another way to feel confident and comfortable is to make sure you are dressed for the weather outside. Make sure you have a few light sweaters paired with a layering shirt for spring and fall, some flattering cap sleeve shirts and other lighter clothes for summer clothes, and some quality layering shirts and a nice coat for winter.

Likewise, you want to make sure you are always dressed to fit the occasion. Whatever your situation might be, wear whatever makes you feel the best. For example, if you are going to present at a business meeting you might want to wear a layering shirt and a blazer, or even a cap sleeve or long sleeve shirt with a pencil skirt. No matter what you are doing, wear clothing that you feel great in.

Take Time to Prepare

We have already stated that how you dress does affect how you and others perceive you. This also implies that it takes some time in order to figure out what you want to wear each day. Ironing and picking out your outfits the day before will help you to be ready for the day and feel strong and confident.

If You Don’t Feel Great in It, Donate It

This last step is really important. We often hang on to clothes for years with the thought, “Someday I might wear this.” If this is you, it is time to get rid of it. Any clothing that you do not like or that you don’t feel confident in should not be in your closet. Even if you have spent money on the item, if you do not like it or feel good in it, donate it. Somebody is bound to love it and it is okay if that somebody is not you. It is better to have fewer pieces that make you feel amazing and fit you perfectly rather than having a huge closet of things you don’t wear. If you don’t love it, let it go.

Find clothes you love and you’ll be sure to boost your self-confidence. If you are looking to build the basics in your closet, be sure to come to Heirloom Clothing for all your needed essentials.

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How to Dress for Success

07 Mar 2019

It’s a common belief that the way you dress has an impact on your productivity. We often hear the phrase “dress for success,” but what does that really mean? Does the outfit itself have a direct impact on your productivity or is it the way the outfit makes you feel that influences your success? It only makes sense that wearing clothes that make you feel comfortable and beautiful will boost your confidence. With this comfort and fresh sense of confidence, you can be ready to power through your day with great success!

So how do you achieve this feeling through an outfit?

It can be as simple as an elegant layering shirt — an essential shirt can provides you with added comfort and coverage, no matter what outfit you choose to go with. A layering shirt is meant to move with you, and with it being one of the most versatile pieces of clothing on the market, it can also be paired with almost any outfit. Aside from a layering shirt, here are some more ways to dress for success.

Play with Textures

Textures are a great way to add diversity to your outfit. The best thing about adding texture to an outfit is that you can use anything from a fur coat or a think scarf, all the way down to corduroy pants. For example, one simple way to add texture to an outfit could be done by wearing a pair of jeans, your favorite layering shirt, and a large puffer coat.

Patterns

Patterns can help elevate a simple outfit and turn it into something classy. When opting to wear neutral colors, a patterned blouse can add some elegance to your outfit. One classic method of wearing patterns in an outfit is by using plaid dress pants paired with a simple layering shirt, blouse and a blazer. Alternatively, you can wear a plain pair of pants with a patterned blazer or blouse.

Utilize Bold Colors

Bold colors can make you stand out more more than neutrals. A bold pair of red jeans paired with a white cap sleeve shirt can seem too vibrant, but can work really well. Bold colors often look best when paired with classic black, grey or white pieces, but can ultimately be used with other bold colors ⎯ you can even combine bold colors with different patterns and textures.

Accessorize

To top of your successful outfit, you should always add accessories. Accessories such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings can really tie an outfit together, helping you radiate with even more confidence. Accessories can be simple, or they can be bold, but it all comes down to what outfit you’re choosing to wear for the day.

These are all amazing ways to dress for success, and no matter what your style is, you can rest assured that these ideas will help you craft the perfect outfit to help you have the confidence you need throughout your day.

To be sure that your outfit will work, a layering shirt is going to be the staple of most of these outfits, so make sure you head over to our website and check out the wide array of options we have available for you.

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The Quality of Our Fabric

07 Mar 2019

One might wonder, what is the number one prerequisite to creating a high-quality wardrobe? We think that it is important to be able to recognize a quality garment when you see one. In order to build a high-quality wardrobe, you will need to be able to tell the difference between a durable, well-crafted piece and a piece that might look great but won’t even last through the wash. This can be a hard thing to tell when you are shopping for clothes and essentials like layering shirts. In order to help you recognize the properties of quality fabric, this post will give you the knowledge you need to assess the quality of clothes.



What is Quality?

Of course, we want our clothes to be long-lasting and durable. It is important to be able to trust that your clothes can move with you without having to worry about ripping seams or popping buttons. We want our clothes to stay the same shape as when we bought them, and we definitely do not want them to stretch out or shrink over time. It is important that our clothes don’t fade after wearing or washing it a couple of times. We want our clothes to feel good on the skin, especially when wearing layering shirts. The most important element of our clothes is that we want them to last, not fall apart.

The Difference Between Low-Quality and High-Quality

When clothing manufacturers create clothes, there are certain steps that can be taken to make sure the clothing is durable, high-quality, and is comfortable on the skin. This takes time and money. Therein lies the reason why it is so easy to find attractive pieces at budget stores that don’t last more than a week. One way a manufacturer could save money, for example, is to focus on making their clothes look great on a hanger instead of working on its quality. This is done with all kinds of clothes, but especially with shirts like cap sleeve shirts and other essentials since these are the main pieces of your closet.

Quality of the Fabric

You need to look at the quality of the fabric itself. Comparing fabrics is a great idea to figure out exactly what you want for your clothes. Whether it is cotton, wool, denim or any other kind of fabric, you should look into their durability, softness and breathability. In order to find the best quality clothes, you should touch it; examine the density by holding the fabric up to the light, and look closely to make sure there are no gaps or size differences between the individual threads. Cotton is an especially good choice because it is cheap to produce and easy to make well.

It is important to figure out how suitable the fabric is for that particular item. There are no inherently good or bad fabrics. Every kind of fabric has its advantages and disadvantages. The key is to become aware of them so that you can pick the best fabric for your closet.

At Heirloom, quality is something we stress. Our cap sleeve shirts and layering shirts are made of 90% cotton and 10 % spandex and ensure the best possible quality, durability, softness and breathability. With this unique blend of fabrics, our essential shirts such as camis, tanks and cap sleeve shirts are sure to withstand each day’s wear and tear. For more on the quality of our essentials, check us out today!

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A Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot with Heirloom

07 Mar 2019

Take a look at some behind-the-scenes shots from a recent photoshoot here at Heirloom!

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Dressing for Each Body Type

07 Mar 2019

Each woman’s body is different, and with a wide variety of apparel out there, it can be difficult to know what looks best with your body type. When you try on different outfits, you have probably noticed that some pieces look fantastic on you but then others that seem to showcase parts of your body that you want to hide. Things such as layering shirts and essential shirts usually can help with any outfit, but when it comes to finding a full outfit that works with your body type, there are specific tips that can help. Here is a guide on what you can wear with each body type.



Pear-Shape

A pear-shaped body type entails a woman that has narrow shoulders and hips that are wider than her top-halve. Pear-shapes need to look for clothing pieces that will lengthen their body.

As far as tops go, look for pieces that will accentuate your chest and shoulders. This includes V-necks, scoop necks, bell sleeves, and fitted tops. A classic cap sleeve shirt will look great on your pear-shape body. If you are wearing a layering shirt, you can add any sweater or jacket that hits mid-thigh or right at your waist. Boxy coats and jackets will also look fantastic on you.

When you are shopping for pants, you want to buy darker colors that won’t draw attention to your waist and hips. If you want to appear taller or balance proportions, bootcut or flare jeans are a great option.  
Dresses and skirts go well with dramatic sleeves; A-line cuts and embellished necklines will draw attention to the top of your body. To finish off your outfit nicely, add some statement necklaces, big earrings, and even a wide-brimmed hat.

Hourglass Shape

The hourglass body type truly resembles an hourglass. While the chest and shoulder area is proportionately equal with the waist, the naval area curves inward dramatically. If you have an hourglass shape, you should wear clothes that help show off that curve and define the slim line between your chest and waist.

Your tops should be more form-fitting and tailored. Look for wrap tops, peplums, V-necks and round neck shirts. When layering, you can add a chic blazer or a stylish bomber jacket.

High waisted pants or skinny jeans will look best on you because they are more fitted. In addition, wrap dresses and empire silhouette dresses look great because of their classic tailored look.

To tie your look together, skinny belts around the waist look fantastic. And of course, adding jewelry around the neck or collarbone will also look great!

Apple-Shape

Apple-shapes are similar to an upside down triangle. Your shoulders are a little larger than your hips, and you probably don’t have as well defined of a waist. You will want to wear pieces that will define your bust while showing off your legs or your arms.

Since you are bigger up top, you want to look for flowy or boyfriend fitting tops. An A-line sheer blouse with a layering shirt underneath is a classic look for any apple shape. Another way that apple body types can wear a layering shirt or cap sleeve shirt is with a cardigan or jacket that hits on your upper thigh. If you can find jackets that are straight or A-line, they will look flattering on you as well.

One great thing about apple-shapes is that almost any pair of pants will look good on you. You can wear classic skinny jeans, cropped ankle pants, or even a flare style to help make you look taller. It’s all a matter of preference.

When accessorizing your outfit, try sticking to more simple necklaces. However, big stacks of bracelets, statement rings, and larger earrings should be a common additional piece.

Athletic Shape

If you have an athletic shape, it means that you do not have as many dramatic curves — your shoulders and hips are equally proportioned like a rectangle. Your waist is more straight and your weight is even throughout your body. When picking out an outfit, look for pieces that either show off your top or bottom, but not both at the same time.

Tops that can be tucked into a pair of pants or skirt are a great option for the athletic shape because they help to accentuate your waist. Try sticking to scoop or round neck shirts, or even a cap sleeve shirt. You can also layer the top and use layering shirts as a solid foundation.

When choosing outerwear, try looking for more flowy pieces. This would include pea coats or A-line jackets that also hit either below the waist or below the knee. Whatever pants you decide to wear is all dependent on the top you choose. If you choose a loose blouse, then you might want to pair it with your skinny jeans.

As far as accessories go, what you wear depends on what aspect of your body you want to show off. To draw attention towards the top of your body, wear a big pair of earrings. To draw attention to your chest, wear a statement necklace. If you want your arms to appear longer, add some rings. If you have longer arms, add bracelets.

Conclusion

No matter what your body type is, you can find clothing items that are flattering in all the right ways. It can take some trial and error to find the right clothes to fill your closet with, but one item that will never disappoint you is your layering shirts. There’s no outfit and body type that an essential shirt won’t work on, so add a few to your closet to start feeling confident in everything you wear! No matter what body type you have, check out Heirloom Clothing, today!

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An Interview with the Owner of Heirloom, Shellie Slade

26 Feb 2019

An inspiring discussion with Heirloom owner Shellie Slade about the start of the company, why it was started, and what the purpose behind Heirloom is.

 

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Wearing Layering Shirts in a Professional Setting

26 Feb 2019

It doesn’t matter if you are a stay-at-home mother or a woman in the work field, there are always occasions to wear something a little more professional. A good way to dress up for an important meeting, dinner or conference is to layer your outfit. Whether you wear a blazer, dress pants, pencil skirt, midi skirt, or a blouse, a layering shirt goes perfectly with whatever you choose! Below are several ways to style your professional look with a couple of layering shirts!

Blazers

When a woman shows up to a business event dressed stylishly in a blazer, a few heads always turn. Blazers are versatile and have the ability to match with dress pants, skirts, casual pants and more. No matter what you wear with your blazer, a solid layering shirt is the perfect subtle contrast needed to pull this look off.

Dress Pants/Trousers

A layering shirt can be worn alone with a pair of sleek dress pants or trousers. Usually, dress pants come in darker colors, so picking out a contrasting 1/2 sleeve, 3/4 sleeve or cap sleeve shirt will create a sharp look. Dress pants make a statement of their own, and topping it off with a layering shirt is pure class.

Pencil or Midi Skirt

A pencil, midi or another kind of skirt pairs well with any layering shirt. No matter what style of skirt you choose, with a layering shirt as your foundation, an outfit can be easily completed with an assortment of accessories.

Blouses

There are a lot of beautiful blouses in the fashion world today and while they may be stylish, some might be a little too risqué for your professional setting. To make some of the open shoulder or sheer blouses appropriate, pair a neutral colored layering shirt underneath! You shouldn’t feel restricted by today’s fashions when you have a layering shirt that gives you more options.

There really is no end to what you can do with layering shirts when you are preparing for any occasion. With your professional wardrobe, be sure to utilize your layering shirts before you give up on any outfit! To find a layering shirt that will work for you, check out our selection at Heirloom Clothing!

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Different Ways to Style a Black Long Sleeve Layering Shirt

26 Feb 2019

A black, long sleeve shirt is a simple yet versatile addition to any outfit. Whether you a going for a casual, sporty, or elegant look, a black layering shirt will help you pull off a variety of different styles. Here are four ways you can make it happen!

Overalls

Overalls are without a doubt one of the most trendy clothing items right now and they are only getting more and more popular. One of the best ways to improve this already fashionable article of clothing is by adding a black long sleeve layering shirt. Simply wear the layering shirt under the overalls and you are set with a casual and comfortable outfit.

Flannels

You can choose to match your black layering shirt with a flannel shirt. Whether you keep the flannel shirt open with the black underneath, or you make the layering shirt your main focus by tying the flannel around your waist, this is a great look! This specific combination would be best accompanied by denim jeans and a casual pair of shoes.

Midi Skirt

Another popular clothing item today is the midi skirt. The best thing about these skirts and what makes them so popular is that they come in a variety of styles. From the vast selection of different midi skirts, you can easily pair them with other clothing items. One of the best options, of course, is a black essential shirt — your long sleeve layering shirt but with nothing over the top. To add some elegance to the outfit, you can try including accessories such as a necklace, earrings or bracelets to match your shirt.

Denim Jeans and a Jacket

A black long sleeve layering shirt under a jacket and denim jeans are perhaps one of the most classic combinations around. By pairing a black long sleeve with your favorite denim jeans, jacket, casual shoes, and a few simple accessories, you are able to be yourself!

It doesn’t matter how you choose to wear your black layering shirt, the simplicity of this clothing item gives you the versatility to wear whatever you want. Whether it is classy or causal that you are aiming for, you really can’t go wrong with wearing a black long sleeve shirt. For a variety of different laying or essential shirt options, check out the amazing selection available at Heirloom Clothing! From layering shirts to cap sleeve shirts, we have something for every woman.

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The Perfect Outfit for a Busy Day

26 Feb 2019

As a woman you are busy. Your day can entail a lot. Whether it’s going to the gym, going to work, taking care of kids, or even getting stuff done around the house. No matter what you have to do throughout the day, you need an outfit that can get you through whatever task or occasion you encounter. You don’t want your clothing distracting you from the day ahead, so here is one of the perfect outfits that should work for any busy day you face!

Cap Sleeve Shirt

A simple cap sleeve shirt is the first part of your busy day outfit. Cap sleeve shirts are a simple addition to any outfit and look great when paired with almost anything. While wearing your cap, you will feel comfortable and flexible no matter what you are doing. You can even wear your essential shirt to the gym or while just lounging around the house.

Black Jeans/Pants

A classic pair of black jeans or pants is a great option to wear on a busy day. They look chic while still adding a casual tone to your outfit. They can also be dressed up or down, depending on what your day entails. Since black is such a neutral color, these pants will look great with whatever color cap sleeve layering shirt you decide to wear.

Long Cardigan

If the weather is a little too cold, add a cute long cardigan over your cap sleeve shirt. A layering shirt adds style and gives some dimension to your clothes. If you get too hot, you can always take your cardigan off and just wear your cap sleeve shirt as is. Cardigans are a classic go-to item for many women as they not only look stylish but add warmth and texture to your outfit.

Boots or Sneakers

Usually, busy days involve being on your feet for long periods of time, so it’s important to wear a pair of shoes that are comfortable and won’t leave your feet aching. A stylish pair of sneakers or even a comfy pair of boots will look great with your busy day outfit and won’t cause your feet to be too sore.  

Accessories

A few accessories will tie your entire outfit together without getting in the way of the moving you have to do. Adding a simple necklace or even a pair of stud earrings will add some shine to your look and keep you looking good all day long. You can also pair your favorite neutral colored purse with your outfit to tie it all together.

Busy days are already tiresome and frustrating, but by wearing a cap sleeve shirt you will feel confident and relaxed all day long! To find the best selection of essentials for your perfect outfit, check out Heirloom Clothing today!

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An Everyday Versatile Outfit

22 Feb 2019

The frustrations that come with constantly having to make time to change outfits while on a tight schedule might be something that you can relate to. Busy lives tend to come with time constraints — sometimes you may not get the much-needed time to change in between your daily tasks. But what if you could relax those constraints? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, something as simple as investing in a cap sleeve shirt from Heirloom can help with your busy schedule.

Cap sleeve shirts are a great essential clothing item to have in your wardrobe: they are a versatile and stylish addition that can serve as your work shirt, workout shirt, and even loungewear. Available in a variety of different colors, there isn’t an outfit it won’t work well with. Here are the different ways you can use a cap sleeve shirt in your everyday routines.

Work Wear

If you’re looking for something that’s both comfortable and presentable to wear to work, a cap sleeve shirt is the way to go. Neutral colors might work best if you’re going for a business casual outfit; the shirt can be worn with slacks or a pencil skirt or with a cardigan over the shirt. There are countless opportunities when it comes to crafting the perfect work outfit.

Time to Hit the Gym

Most people tend to either hit the gym before or after work and if you struggle to get out in the morning, you may only have one option: go to the gym immediately after work. Luckily, your cap sleeve shirt that you wore to work can double as a workout shirt! The unique material makes it easy to move in.

Lounging After Work

If you decide to go straight home after work, you’ll find that you will have no need to change out of your cap sleeve shirt. It is comfortable enough to wear at any time. So when you get home from a busy day, you will not feel as if you need to change your shirt to relax a bit.

Bedtime Comfort

After a relaxing night of lounging, you’ll be pleased to know that you can just slip right into bed in your cap sleeve. A simple cap sleeve shirt paired with your favorite pajama bottoms makes for a good night’s rest.

Heirloom's cap sleeve shirts are the meaning of versatility when it comes to clothing. If you’re looking for something that can fulfill various roles in your wardrobe, check out our selection of cap sleeves at Heirloom.

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Five Wardrobe Tips for the Millennial Woman

22 Feb 2019

As a millennial woman, your life is busy. Whether you are working, in school, running errands or trying to have a social life, your day demands a lot. With such a busy life, it can be difficult to find a moment to eat a quick bite of lunch or even change your clothes. Depending on what your day entails, you might need a few different outfits to look presentable no matter where you go. If you are struggling with coming up with what to wear, here are five wardrobe tips for the millennial woman.



1) Plain White Cap Sleeve Shirt

A plain white cap sleeve shirt can provide you with a variety of different outfit options. Season after season, it is always in style and you will never get tired of it. Whether you wear your white cap sleeve shirt with a pair of jeans and sneakers to class or wear it tucked into a nice skirt for work, you will always find a use for your white cap sleeve shirt.

2) Other Essential Shirts

Although a white cap sleeve shirt is a great investment, you can never go wrong with any type of essential shirt. Whether it’s a long sleeve shirt or a simple tank, you will almost always reach for an essential shirt when getting dressed in the morning. Essential shirts like this can provide you with a simple look that can either be dressed up or down. Not to mention they are extremely comfortable and strong.

3) Blazers

Blazers are a great piece to add to your closet and can make almost any outfit look a little more formal and classy. By adding a blazer over a layering shirt, you can have a classic work outfit that is comfortable but not too fancy. No matter if you are going to work, running errands or even attending church, your blazer will look incredible with any layering shirt underneath.

4) Statement Jewelry

Jewelry is the perfect way to tie together any outfit. Statement jewelry, however, is perfect for turning your outfit into a stylish masterpiece. Try wearing a simple black layering shirt with a bold gold necklace and a bracelet and earrings. You can even add a bright red or pink necklace for a pop of color in your outfit. A few gold or silver necklaces will be a great addition to your wardrobe.

5) Pencil Skirts

Pencil skirts come in a variety of different colors, fabrics and textures. They can be worn with a variety of different blouses and shirts, but will always look classic with a simple layering shirt tucked in. You can add a sweater or blazer on top of the layering shirt, or wear it plain with a simple necklace. No matter what you wear with your pencil skirt, you will always reach for it when in need of a professional outfit.

Your style is personal to you and you can customize it however you want. Adding a few essential items like the ones listed above can transform your style and add some versatility to your closet. Try investing in a few layering shirts from Heirloom to add the best options to your wardrobe!

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The People's Experience with Heirloom

21 Feb 2019

At Heirloom, we LOVE to hear your feeback! Check out some of our recent reviews from our amazing customers!

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Are You a Closet-Watcher or a Closet-Wearer?

21 Feb 2019

When you buy clothes you are investing in yourself. It is important to find clothes that not only work for you but are clothes that you love! Unfortunately, there are too many of us out there that might become a closet-watcher and not a closet-wearer. In other words, there are some of us who might open closet doors and look at all the different options of clothes but not know what to wear; when you are a closet-wearer, you love and use all the clothes you have without much worry or hesitation.

How do the closet-wearers do it? We answer that below!


Fill Your Closet with Versatile Pieces

One of the best ways to start wearing more of the clothes in your closet is by filling it with a variety of versatile pieces. Some people will buy clothes thinking they will love it, only to find that they don’t know what to wear it with and when to wear. By purchasing layering shirts, comfortable cap sleeve shirts, classic pairs of pants, and even a couple dresses and skirts will help put you on a path to become a closet-wearer. The more versatile your clothing is, the more you will be able to mix and match different outfits.

Keep Up to Date with Trends

With a good amount of versatile pieces at your disposal, you should have a wide array of clothes that you can use for years to come, however, fashion trends come and go all the time! In order to stay confident and excited to wear your clothes out in public, it is important to at least recognize the latest styles. Keeping up with new trends in fashion doesn’t mean that you have to go out and purchase the newest line of designer clothing as much as possible, but simply pick and choose some of the styles that might work for you. While you will want to keep your cap sleeve shirts and other essentials, don’t be afraid to cycle through your out-of-date clothes and replace them with a few new ones!

Find Your Personal Brand

When it comes to your clothes, what you wear often defines you; considering everyone is different, you create your own personal brand with what you wear, and that’s great! We encourage you to be confident in yourself and your own personal brand. Recognizing the latest trends is wise, but you don’t need to follow strictly to what the fashion designers are creating. Don’t be afraid to be bold and wear a layering shirt with whatever you want! As long as you stay within the realm of matching your outfits and using your clothes appropriately, you should be just fine! When you have enough versatility in your closet, combined with some of the latest trends, you are going to have fun coming up with your own personal brand.

The more you are able to enjoy mix and matching your clothing to your essentials with current styles, the more you will become a closet watcher. Even as trends come and go, your versatile layering shirts and other essentials can stay in your closet for months or even years to come (though, you shouldn’t hold on to everything forever)! For the most reliable essentials around, check out Heirloom Clothing, today!

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The Different Styles That Come From a Versatile Line of Essentials

14 Feb 2019

With the proper essentials and a little bit of creativity, Heirloom essential shirts and tank tops can be used to create a wide variety of looks for every style. Here are four contrasting examples that prove how versatile our shirts can be.

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What Heirloom Means and Why We Chose It As Our Name

14 Feb 2019

Whether it be a child’s name, a city’s name, a band’s name, or a company’s name, there is always a story or reason for the choice of that name. These reasons and stories may not always be all that compelling, but here at Heirloom Clothing, our name has reason and we value it.

If you take a look at the definition of Heirloom, you’ll find that it says something along the lines of, “a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations.” This definition reflects our company’s name because our clothing is something that not only has great value, but because the use of layering shirts, cap sleeve shirts and other essential shirts transcends through time for all women.

Our founder, Shellie Slade, decided on this name because each woman is a timeless treasure and what you keep in your closet should match that. The style of our clothing will carry throughout generations, and anything that stands the test of time is truly valuable. We aim to make every layering shirt or essential shirt an enduring product that contains lasting value. In order to do this, we work to create clothing that has worked with your past, does work with your current, and will work with your future, personal style.

The shirts that you find at Heirloom are designed to endure through the daily wear and tear you put on your clothing, and provide you with a with a variety of options to match with your attractive outfits. By focusing on a more comfortable design that stays fresh and fitting for a long time, we give you the ability to purchase a timeless piece that you can use over and over again.

The world changes and in like manner so does fashion, however, with our high-quality essential shirts, you will always have something to turn to. Whether you use our shirts as essential, foundational or layering shirts, they will never go out of style. If you look to the past or even current trends, you can always find essential or layering shirts being used by all types of women in all different kinds of industries.

Heirloom is not only a valuable object that has been in your family for several generations, but also a company that you can turn to for quality clothing that will transcend time and the generations. For more information or to buy your first Heirloom shirt, check out our line of clothing, today!

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A Shirt of Many Looks: The Versatility of Our Shirts

14 Feb 2019

When it comes to picking out an outfit, nothing is more disappointing than finding a piece of clothing that can only be worn on a specific occasion! Maybe you’ll wear something once every few months and then forget about it because you can’t manage to make it work as a causal, everyday outfit. When you’re left scratching your head as to why you decided to make such a purchase, what do you do to make it right? Well, the best thing you can do for your wardrobe and your wallet is to invest in an essential shirt or two from Heirloom!

Why Heirloom? Our shirts are versatile, comfortable and affordable; you’ll find yourself using Heirloom attire for a variety of styles and occasions. Here are some of the different ways you can use a layering shirt or cap sleeve shirt from Heirloom.

Long-Sleeve Scoop Neck

Our long-sleeve scoop neck shirt can complement a casual or formal outfit with no problem. Here are two styles that you can sport when going with this shirt.


Casual Outfit: A casual outfit would encompass the long-sleeve scoop neck worn with skinny jeans. For example, a grey scoop neck shirt with black jeans is the perfect way to stay comfortable and achieve a youthful/stylish casual look.


Formal Outfit: This outfit can be accomplished by replacing the jeans with a skirt; a skirt with any color long-sleeve scoop neck will give you a professional, yet flattering look.

Our Cap Sleeve Shirts

A cap sleeve shirt can be worn as stand-alone piece of clothing or as a layering shirt. The beauty of this shirt, as well as our other shirts, is that they can give you either a casual, sporty or formal look — there are no limitations.


Modern Classy: A white cap sleeve shirt combined with a longer, black skirt and jewelry will help you achieve an elegant outfit. If you’re wanting versatility in your wardrobe that you can utilize at a work meeting as well as a dinner date, this shirt is the way to go.


Stylish and Sporty: A cap sleeve shirt also blends well with a more casual, sporty look. The comfortability and mobility that these shirts provide make it versatile enough to work on both ends of the spectrum.

Versatility is important to us and providing you with clothing that you’ll be able to use confidently on a day-to-day basis is our goal. If you’re looking to update your wardrobe, consider checking out the clothing at Heirloom ⎯ we’ve got you covered!

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Back to the Basics

07 Feb 2019

There are a few timeless staple items that every woman should keep in her wardrobe. Here are some of the most common and popular, simple clothing items that can be implemented into countless outfits.

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Why Every Woman Needs a Layering Shirt

07 Feb 2019

Today, we catch up with Mayci and Cassidy as they discuss the importance and benefits of owning a layering shirt.

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Trending Minimalist Looks

07 Feb 2019

Style is subjective, but there are certain trends that seem to be highly favorable amongst a majority of the population; one of the current trends is the minimalist style. People across the globe just seem to prefer the sleek, elegant look of a simple yet stylish layering shirt accompanied with added pieces like a simple jacket, flashy shoes, or classic jewelry to pull off a stunning look.

One of the greatest advantages of minimalistic styles is that they are timeless, hence they don’t really ever go out of style. Season after season, you’ll find that those who tend to stick to a more minimalistic style rarely have to get rid of any clothing. However, this doesn’t mean that you should use these pieces of clothing in the same manner forever. Here are some of the best minimalist looks and how you can achieve them.

The Color Palette of a “Minimalist”

Minimalists styles tend to work with almost any color, but soft camels, creams and neutrals are the most graceful shades you can keep in your wardrobe. These shades paired with the perfect coat or trousers can create an attractive look that will never get old.

Along with these opulent shades, brighter colors such as reds, pinks, and blues can add some more vibrancy to your wardrobe while keeping a polished, refined look as well.

All Black Outfit with a “Pop” Accessory

Something else that is prevalent in the world of minimalist fashion is the simple addition of a bright accessory to an all-black outfit. A great example of this would be a black layering shirt under a black coat, worn with black pants and black boots, but then throw in a yellow bag to help add that flare to the outfit.

Mixing Brights and Neutrals

Another great minimalistic yet ornate look is the bold combination of brights and dark neutrals. When worn together properly, this color-combo will turn some heads. If you need to picture an example: a white or grey layering shirt, black coat and some red pants.

Adding Dark Accessories to a Vibrant Outfit

If you’re a huge fan of bright colors, you might want to try adding some darker accessories to your colorful outfit to break up some of those colors and prevent clashing. For example, you could wear a pink layering shirt with a red skirt and some black boots. Throw in a black purse or handbag to accompany the boots and you’ve got a nice mix on both ends of the spectrum.

Minimalistic styles don’t have to be boring, you just have to know how to pair each article of clothing and you’re in for an elegant surprise. Check out some of our clothing designs on our website to see for yourself why you should be building up a minimalist wardrobe.

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Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

07 Feb 2019

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and with it comes the pressures of dinner reservations, gift ideas and the underlying stress of trying to find the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit to wear. But what if we told you we came up with a guide that highlights some of the best outfits that will leave your date astounded? Here at Heirloom, we’re all about comfortable yet fashionable clothing, and we’ve got something for you.

So, whether you’re hitting the town with friends or going out for a romantic dinner date, here are some of the most charming and versatile outfit ideas for your Valentine’s Day plans.

Going with Traditional Red

When you think of Valentine’s Day, the first color that might come to mind is red. While it may seem cliché, an elegant shade of red can really add class to your outfit. One of the best ways to utilize this color perfectly is to wear a black layering shirt with a red coat and red jeans, or, for a softer but still strong appearance, just a red skirt with the layering shirt tucked in under a jacket. As for shoes, you can opt for either black or tan dress shoes; accessories can include a black purse, bracelets and some gold jewelry.

Alternatively, Just a Hint of Red

If you’re not a huge fan of an all red look, you can switch the order of things by sporting an all-black look and adding touches of red via accessories. One amazing way to achieve this is to use a black layering shirt under a dress coat with some black trousers and black dress shoes or heels. Once you have the outfit on, you can add a red purse or bag to really add that “pop” to the outfit.

High Wasted Skirts and Crop Tops

Another ornate combination comes in the form of winter crop tops and high wasted skirts. This look is so versatile in the sense that it looks polished without sacrificing comfort. You can use a layering shirt under your crop top, but if you’re not a fan of crop tops, an elegant layering shirt can act as an alternative.

Graceful Lace

Lady-like lace dresses can make for stunning outfits for a romantic night out at your favorite restaurant. Lace dresses shouldn’t only be reserved for weddings and other big life events, they can be transformed into a casual, yet elegant look this Valentines Day. The best way to wear a lace dress would be to layer a foundational shirt under the dress and opt for heels instead of sneakers or flats.

These outfits are some of the best options when it comes to a versatile Valentine’s Day outfit. Check out the clothing on our website if you’re looking for pieces to complete your looks — we combine comfort and style to bring you the most exquisite outfit combinations around.

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Two Qualities Your Clothing Should Have

07 Feb 2019

Each company has a variety of characteristics that helps them stand out from the rest of the competition, but there are two qualities that your foundational and layering shirts should have: strong fabric and flexibility. While there are a variety of positive traits that come with Heirloom’s foundational and layering shirt products, these two qualities are what we’d like to talk about today.



Strong Fabric

It seems like in 2019 we are finding popular retails stores producing A LOT of new outfits, but the material doesn’t last too long. How often do you see a shirt that you want to wear but almost reluctantly put on because either the fabric has grown thin, the color has faded, or some of the seams are beginning to rip? While we all love finding the best deals for our clothes, we sometimes pat ourselves on the back to quickly when the quality really isn’t all that great. At Heirloom, we produce essential shirts that are high-quality without forcing you to pay a fortune.

What we’ve done is found a way to give you a fabric that will not only withstand the wear and tear of a day but also a lot of wash cycles. Furthermore, we do this without sacrificing the fitted feel and feminine look. By giving women the ability to feel confident with the look and comfortable with the feel, we’ve created a clothing line that is truly timeless; the stronger the fabric of your clothing, the longer it will last.

Flexibility

One of the other qualities that your foundational and layering shirts should have, is a bit of flexibility. While there are plenty of other clothing companies that sell layering shirts, they fall short to what our layering shirts can do for you. At Heirloom, we understand that you are not sitting around all day, and, because we know that you are up and at it, we’ve made it so that your layering shirt doesn’t restrict you from reaching for something high or low. Our well-fitted design does not take you away from stretching, bending and leaning any way you may need; the soft, yet tough fabric we have has been designed to stretch with you!

It really isn’t difficult for us to go on and on about the variety of benefits that you get from wearing Heirloom products — we haven’t even discussed the many different styles, attractive designs, and full coverage we give you — but we do take pride in supplying you with a timeless product. Thanks in part to our fabric and its flexibility, we provide you with some of the best layering shirts and foundational shirts. In addition to this, we have a wide selection of skirts, blouses, sweaters, pants, capris and more. For a multi-purposed layering shirt or for a classy outfit, you really need to take a look at what we can give you at Heirloom Clothing.

If you have any questions or curiosity about our clothing, take a look at our website, today!

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What’s Different About Heirloom’s Shirts

28 Jan 2019

As a woman, you deserve to feel comfortable in your clothes. Whether you are on the go or relaxing at home, you want your clothes to fit you right and allow you to feel confident being yourself. Here at Heirloom Clothing, we want your clothes to move with you, which is why our motto is “Stretch, Bend, Lean”. Our line of layering shirts allow women to stretch, bend, lean, sit or move in any way they may need to while still feeling comfortable. This is what makes Heirloom different from other layering shirts out there. Let’s take a closer look at why you should invest in an Heirloom layering shirt.

Tag-less Design

A layering shirt is meant for just that — to layer. We know that sometimes you might wear your layering shirt with a sweater or by itself, which is why Heirloom created a tag-less design. There is nothing worse than an itchy tag or a tag that always sticks out. With Heirloom’s tag-less design, you never have to worry about your tag showing and you don’t have to sacrifice any comfort. In addition, when you wear your layering shirt by itself you won’t see a seam where a tag would be, making it a sleek and simple design.

Good Coverage

Nowadays, it can be difficult to find clothing and shirts that cover everything you want it to. Heirloom’s layering shirts have a higher neckline that gives amazing coverage and looks perfect under low-cut clothing. In addition, they are a longer length to help you cover up low cut pants and skirts. Heirloom’s layering shirts have more of a fitted feel so that they don’t look or feel like a typical loose-fitting T-shirt. A women’s undershirt should be fashion forward but also comfortable, which is exactly what an Heirloom essential shirt is. Our shirts have a neckline that provide the perfect coverage, but aren’t too high that they sacrifice comfort or style.

Quality Fabric and Stitching

Because Heirloom CREATES their own unique fabric, our layering shirts are extremely comfortable. Heirloom shirts are made with a soft yet enduring fabric that stretches with you. When you wash your layering shirt, the fabric will continue to stay fresh, giving you a long-lasting and comfortable undershirt.

Not only do Heirloom shirts have amazing fabric, but they also have quality stitching that won’t come apart or unravel. Heirloom knows you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality when buying an affordable item of clothing. You never have to worry about your shirt tearing or unraveling, as well as loose threads hanging out.

Not convinced you should buy an Heirloom layering shirt yet? Heirloom’s layering shirts are a timeless piece of clothing that go with any outfit and won’t go out of style, making them last throughout the different trends. They can be dressed up or down, worn for a night out or running errands during the day. No matter where or how you wear your layering shirt, you will feel comfortable and fashionable — most importantly, you will be able to stretch, bend and lean.

 

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Color Guide

28 Jan 2019

Every woman can use a little bit of fashion inspiration once in a while. It can be difficult to keep up with trends or know how to pair certain colors and pieces of clothing. There’s always that one item in every woman’s closet that she loves but just doesn’t know how to wear it! If you are wondering how to wear certain outfits or clothing items, a women’s essential shirt could be the answer to all your questions.

Layering shirts are extremely versatile pieces of clothing that come in an assortment of styles and colors. Heirloom Clothing has a line of essential shirts in many colors that are perfect for any fashion style and outfit. Here’s Heirloom Clothing’s guide on how to wear their layering shirts and what colors to pair them with:



Neutrals

Neutral layering tops go well with just about anything, but look especially smooth with patterns and a pop of color. Try wearing a tan or light brown layering shirt tucked into a pair of patterned trousers and a chic red hat or necklace.

A simple black camisole looks fantastic with a simple cardigan of any color. If you are wanting to stick with neutrals, add a camel or tan cardigan over top. Combine this with a good pair of jeans and flats.

The black three-quarter sleeve layering shirt looks great with just about anything. A fun way to wear it is with a cute plaid scarf for some extra detail and color. You can dress this up with a classic pencil skirt or dress it down with a pair of jeans and boots.

If you are looking for a more cozy and comfortable look, then the white three-quarter sleeve shirt with a cream colored chunky cardigan could be your next go-to! Many people are wary of mixing white and cream but maybe try it again before you knock it out of all consideration. You will be surprised at how well this look works. Wear it with a pair of leggings and some simple sneakers.

Bold Colors

Rich colors can be a little more difficult to wear but a great way to make brighter colors work is by trying to wear something like a red layering shirt under a dark piece of clothing — such as black overalls or a blazer. With the dark and rich colors, you will create more of a bold but classic look that will look great year round.

Another combination could be orange with blue; a frequent combination is a burnt-orange top with blue jeans. Try wearing a cream or black tank with a burnt orange cardigan and some blue jeans. Put that with a pair of nude or brown leather flats and an easy necklace and you’ll have yourself a wonderful outfit!

No matter what colors you wear how you wear your layering shirt, your outfit is bound to be stylish and beautiful. Don’t be afraid to play with some new color combinations and get out of your style comfort zone, you may be surprised to see some new colors and styles that you end up falling in love with!

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Why Layering Shirts are Essential

23 Jan 2019

Layering Shirts are so versatile, they can be worn with practically anything!

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How to Style a Cap Sleeve

23 Jan 2019

Cap sleeve shirts are a great essentail that every woman should keep in their wardrobe. No matter how you wear them, they offer a clean, classic tone to any outfit. Here are the many ways to style a cap sleeve shirt.

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Versatile Color Palettes

23 Jan 2019

Colors palettes are so much more than just a group of colors; different palettes tell different stories, help people express themselves in different ways, and overall set different tones, moods and styles. When it comes down to it, your favorite color palette says a lot about who you are. That being said, there are some color palettes that can be applied in various manners and create some of the most unique styles imaginable. These versatile color palettes can be used in style all across the board, and there’s no reason that your next layering shirt shouldn’t be one of these colors.

Here are some of the most versatile color palettes in the world of fashion and how they can be worn in different styles.

The Tan and Maroon Combo

It can be tricky when trying to style tans and light neutral colors, but a deep, rich color like maroon is the perfect shade to tie these colors together. Whether you’re going for a classy, professional look or a modern, casual one, you’re bound to turn some heads with this color palette. A grey layering shirt could go perfectly under both a tan coat or with maroon jeans.

The White and Purple Palette

You can wear white with pretty much any color but pairing it with purple will not only create a look that will work with any style, but also maintain an elegant tone. What makes this palette so versatile is the fact that you can mix in both gold and silver accessories, giving you even more options when it comes to crafting the perfect outfit. A white layering shirt and purple pants or vice versa can be a simple yet eye-catching choice. Whether you’re trying to find an outfit to wear to a business meeting or a night out with friends, this palette usually works.

Red and Blue Classic

Possibly one of the most popular palettes around is the versatile red and blue combo. The combination gives you many different options and occasions to wear it, but there is a third color that usually works wonderfully with this combo — white! A pair of blue jeans, a white layering shirt, and a red jacket can be used in almost any situation. The layering shirt helps highlight the brightness of the red and the contrast of the blue jeans.

The Green and Yellow Color Palette

This color combination is a favorite during the spring and summer months, especially due to its ability to work with a lot of different styles. This color palette can be used to craft both stunning business casual outfits as well as classy, formal outfits. You can even opt to use this palette for an everyday, casual outfit. Simply use a yellow layering shirt, pair it with blue jeans and try some green shoes.

Versatility is important when it comes to your wardrobe because it provides you with endless outfit possibilities. If you’re looking to expand your wardrobe and experiment with different styles, check out the quality, stylish and comfortable clothing we have to offer here at Heirloom. From layering shirts to skirts and dresses, we have something for everyone.

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How to Stand Out: Winter Essentials

28 Jan 2019

Winter fashion can be a difficult thing sometimes. Trying to stay warm and wear practical clothes while still looking fashionable can be a tough feat. The key to warm, everyday winter outfits is to layer. A layering shirt can offer a bit more warmth and modesty to thin blouses or low cut sweaters. Layering shirts are great because they are thin and comfortable, however, when worn alone, they won’t offer much warmth during the winter. If you are really looking to stand out and switch up your style this winter, here are some winter essentials that will go with any women’s undershirt.

Quilted Vest

Vests are a great way to transform your outfit while still keeping your upper body warm. Vests have come along way, and stores now sell various styles of fashionable vests as well as workout vests. A quilted vest is a good way to add some color and texture to your outfit while staying warm. The best way to wear a quilted vest is over a long sleeve layering shirt, with a pair of jeans or fitted pants, and a pair of flats or loafers. You can also add a simple necklace and a pair of stud earrings to keep it casual yet classic.

Long Open Knit Cardigan

Long, open knit cardigans have been a huge trend this winter. They are a staple piece and can be worn with many different colors and clothing items. A fun way to wear a long cardigan is over a simple layering shirt, then tuck the layering shirt into a classic pencil skirt. The cardigan will add a nice layered look and bring the whole outfit together. You can pair this outfit with a classic pair of heels or ankle boots.

Camel Pea Coat

Neutrals are great to wear in the winter because they are easiest to layer and pair with other colors. A great staple to keep in your closet during winter is a longer length camel colored pea coat. A camel pea coat can go with both blacks and browns, and the longer length makes it more versatile as you can wear it with pants or dresses. Not to mention it will keep you extremely warm on those cold days! A classic way to wear this pea coat is with a pair of black pants, a cream blouse and a pair of brown leather loafers. To complete the outfit, add a gold statement necklace and a stack of bracelets.

Dark Wash Jeans

Dark wash jeans are the perfect pants to wear during the winter as they are so practical. You can make dark wash jeans look really classy, or dress them down to wear with a comfortable shirt and sneakers. You can pair dark wash jeans with any of the outfits mentioned above, but a great way to wear dark wash jeans is with a black layering shirt under a cable knit sweater, a simple necklace and a cute pair of ankle boots.

There are a plethora of great ways to stand out this winter, as well as a lot of really versatile pieces of clothing to add to your wardrobe. However, the most versatile piece is a women’s undershirt, and Heirloom Clothing has the best selection. They are comfortable and allow you to move and stay warm during the cold winter months, not to mention they won’t break the bank! Check out Heirloom Clothing’s selection of layering shirts today to make sure you don’t get too cold this winter!

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5 Ways to Wear a Layering Shirt

23 Jan 2019


Every woman needs some basics in their wardrobe. A layering shirt is an essential piece to keep in your closet because they’re comfortable, come in an assortment of colors, and are affordable. Not to mention they are extremely versatile — they can be dressed up or down, worn by themselves or under a sheer shirt or cardigan. The options for wearing layering shirts are endless. Here are Heirloom 5 favorite ways to wear a layering shirt.

1) With a Long-Sleeve Shirt with a Vest

Vests are both a fashionable and practical piece of clothing during those cold months. They add some extra warmth while still looking effortless and cute. The best way to wear a vest is to wear a simple long-sleeve layering shirt under it, so the vest can really stand out. This pairs well with a cute pair of jeans, fashionable sneakers and a simple necklace.

2) With a Knee-Length Cardigan

Knee-length cardigans are a fun way to layer and offer a fresh, different look than the normal button-up cardigan. Knee-length cardigans look best over a cap sleeve layering shirt and pair well with a pair of black jeans, ankle boots, and a long necklace.

3) Tucked into a Pencil Skirt

There are few things classier than a nice pencil skirt, and lucky for us, layering shirts look perfect tucked into a pencil skirt! There are a lot of options when it comes to picking a layering shirt to wear with a pencil skirt, but you can never go wrong with a three quarter sleeve layering shirt tucked in. This looks best with some classic heels and a statement necklace.

4) Under a Sheer Shirt

Layering shirts were made for putting under sheer shirts. There’s nothing worse than finding a cute sheer shirt that doesn’t come lined! If you have a darker sheer shirt, a black cap sleeve layering shirt works best underneath. If you have a lighter colored sheer shirt, make sure to wear a white or nude cap sleeve layering shirt so it doesn’t distract from the main layer.

5) Statement Jewelry


Although layering shirts were made for layering, there’s nothing wrong with wearing them by themselves! A great way to wear any layering shirt is to pair it with some leggings or a cute pair of jeans and add some statement jewelry. This could include a bold necklace, a stack of bracelets, or some hoop earrings.

The options are really endless when it comes to wearing layering shirts. When wearing layering shirts, just remember to keep your personal style in mind and wear what you love! If you are looking for some more options for layering shirts, Heirloom Clothing has the best and biggest selection of layering shirts with tons of different styles and color options. The best part? They are both affordable and stylish!

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How to Choose What Color Layering Shirt to Wear

23 Jan 2019

Everyone has their own style when it comes to clothing, however, there is one piece of clothing that you might be able to find in anyone’s wardrobe no matter what their taste in style is — a layering shirt! While your wardrobe tells a lot about who you are, a layering shirt is an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe; it serves various functions and helps pull together any outfit. While you may understand that you need to keep this staple of clothing in your closet, you should consider what color works best for what occasion.

Here at Heirloom Clothing, we know that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort for fashion, so take both style and comfort into consideration. Here are our best tips for determining what color layering shirt you should wear.

Consider the Look

A layering shirt serves as a subtle addition to almost any outfit imaginable. You should always determine the look you’re going for and base your layering shirt color off that. For example, if you don’t want your undershirt to detract from your outfit, you should opt for a color that matches your top or main layer. If you’re going to be using a sheer shirt for your outfit, you might want to use a nude or tan layering shirt to layer underneath in order to take away from that top layer and add a bit of flare.

Brighter colors that pop bring more life to an outfit, so if your layering shirt plays a more visible role in your outfit, consider picking a color that really stands out!



Seasons Play a Role in Color Choices

While you can wear any color during any season, there are specific ones that may be considered “in season.” During the spring and summer seasons, you’ll see more people wearing lighter colored clothing. This is because light colors absorb less heat and helps people stay more cool during particularly hot days in comparison to their darker counterparts. During the fall and winter months, outfits tend to shift to darker colors as more people want to layer up with their coats and sweaters in an attempt to stay as warm as possible during colder days.

When it comes to deciding what color of layering shirt to wear, again, you should consider the style you’re aiming for and incorporate the seasons so that you can really make your outfit work. When you combine these two elements, you’re bound to create the most comfortable, yet stylish outfit without sacrificing anything.

If you’re looking to fill your wardrobe with some of the most luxurious — yet affordable — layering shirts, be sure to check out our impeccable selection at Heirloom Clothing! We have something for every style and the material will be some of the most comfortable you experience.

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Make This Your Best Family Photo Yet

22 Sep 2016

It’s that time again: family photos are just around the corner. You are tired of your bad haircut, stretched-out sweater, and forced smile hanging on your living room wall. This time, you are determined to look flawless and we’re here to help. These are our fail-safe tips and tricks for picking an outfit for a breezy photo session and a family photo you’ll be proud to hang on your wall.

   

 

Put Your Smile At Ease

Heirloom model showing off her great smile

Smiling for an hour can be uncomfortable as it is, but wearing a restrictive outfit can make the experience unbearable. Put your smile at ease and find a comfortable t-shirt made from a soft-stretch fabric. Going with a comfortable t-shirt for family pictures will make for a pleasant experience and give you the chance to focus on flashing your pearly whites.

   

 

Live With No Regrets

heirloom model showing off how a basic tshirt is great for photos

We all have that one family photo where our outfit makes us cringe and ask, “What was I thinking?” Skip the embarrassment this time and wear a plain t-shirt. If you think a plain t-shirt is boring, switch it up with a plain cap sleeve shirt or a ¾ sleeve shirt. You will never look back and regret the simplicity of a plain t-shirt and guess what? They never go out of style.

 
 

Make No Mistake

heirloom model showing how a long tank top is great for wearing during pictures

You never know what pose the photographer will have you do, and how your clothes may react. Try wearing a long tank top under the outfit during your family photo session. Layering a long tank top under an outfit is a sure way to prevent any embarrassing moments that may come from a wardrobe malfunction.

 

Now you’re ready for your next family photo session. With these tips you are sure to enjoy the experience, and love the way you look for years to come.

 

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What is Happiness and How Do We Achieve it?

13 Sep 2016

two friends smilingly happily together on the hood of a truck

Happiness can be elusive, distant, and hard to define. But it doesn’t have to be. Some guidance and a little concentrated effort can help you truly understand what happiness is and how to be happy in the moment.


 

Live in the Present

 

“True happiness is...to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca


“I’ll be happy when…” Fill in the blank; I am skinnier, when I am married, when I move away, when I make a new friend. Sound familiar? This world is a beautiful smattering of experiences and opportunities. There are so many places to see, so many people to meet, incredible things to learn and understand. By dwelling in the past, or deciding to be happy in the future, you may be distracting yourself from your present.


Try taking a walk one day and really looking around you. Drive somewhere and don’t use GPS for 30 minutes; just drive and see where you go.  Talk to a stranger and really listen to them. Be where you are today.


 

Show Gratitude

 

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Gratitude is one of the best ways to focus on what is going well in life; then project that joy outward. Noticing things to be grateful for has a snowball effect. Finding the first five things might be hard, but the next five will be easier, and the five after that easier still. Expressing that gratitude to the people around you has a marvelously uplifting effect, not just on you, but on them as well. You will feel joy knowing that you were able to brighten someone else’s day too.  


 

Treat Yourself

 

Lucille Ball quote

Science can actually back us up on this one. Many studies dealing with SWLS (Satisfied With Life Scale) report that regular small pleasures have a greater impact on happiness than fewer large ones. So go for it, treat yo’ self. As the wise Lucille says in this quote, you will only be truly effective in this world if you love yourself, which sometimes means an ice cream cone in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

Exercise

 

Endorphins are real and they are effective. The amount of research that links exercise to mood improvement is staggering and indisputable. But not only does it help your mood, exercise has been shown to improve self-image, confidence, and productivity in other areas. It may be the worst 20 minutes of your day, but that 20 minutes will absolutely improve the other 23 hours and 40 minutes. Find an exercise that you can handle and stick to it.

 

 

Develop Meaningful Relationships

 

“There is simply no pill that can replace human connection. There is no pharmacy that can fill the need for compassionate interaction with others. There is no panacea. The answer to human suffering is both within us and between us.”

― Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

 

The connections you make could come from anywhere, but maybe start in your home. Develop or renew the relationships you have with your family members. Ask them questions, do things that they like to do, learn new things together. Open up about your fears and uncertainties. Reach out to old friends and tell them you miss them. The vulnerability in this tip could be scary, but the joy you will feel after will be sure to motivate you to continue developing relationships actively.



As a final note, it is important to remember that sometimes it is okay to not be happy. Sadness, frustration, and loneliness are real and powerful emotions that can teach, motivate, and help you to feel compassion. But you shouldn’t feel them always. If you feel overly depressed, anxious, or worried and have been for an extended period of time, it may be time to get professional help.


You deserve to be happy and we hope that these simple tips can help you to feel joy more often. Live well and enjoy life!

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Wearing White after Labor Day: Why and How

07 Sep 2016

Have you ever wondered about the phrase, “Don’t wear white after Labor Day?” Well, today is your lucky day. Not only do we know the origin of that  divisive idiom, but we also have some modern and timeless ideas on how to navigate it.


 

The History

It would seem that since the dawning of our fine country, New York City has been the epicenter of women’s fashion and fashion rules. The wealthy elite in the city had the money and the power to dictate the height of fashion for the entire country, and they did so with gusto. The white after Labor Day rule came directly from these fashion elites in the early 1900s.


It would seem that this particular dictation had its roots in practicality--in the frigid winter months in Manhattan, coal was used to heat most homes and businesses. The ashes would float through the city, and land on people’s clothes, staining light colored items with dark ashy marks. Hence, no white after Labor Day, because it was then that the weather would start to change.


They took it one step further though by wearing only white in the summer. To escape the summer heat in the city, the wealthy would flock to the Hamptons, the surrounding beaches, and the mountains to enjoy the cool beach air. Not only were white clothes more practical and cooler, their entire wardrobe shift distinguished the American aristocracy from the rest.


And thus we have one of the most well-known fashion rules in the books. The real question now is, how much should you care about that rule? And what are some ways to break it tastefully? We’ve got you covered. Here are 3 of our tried and true tips.

 

 

Vests

heirloom model wearing an olive vest over a white long sleeve shirt

Add your favorite white winter vest to any outfit to warm up on those chilly days. Or flip the outfit inside out and wear a white shirt and spice it up with a colorful vest. Either way, the white of either the vest or the shirt makes a great combination for a snowy winter.

 

 

Cardigans

an heirloom model wearing a white cardigan

Cardigans are a jacket’s little sister. They can be cozy and comfy, structured and professional, trendy or timeless. Cardigans are a winter staple, so we recommend having a couple of different colors available to go with everything. Light greys, creams, and whites, are ultra versatile and go with almost any wardrobe. Invest in a cardigan or two that you really love; cute women’s clothes should be fun to wear, and easy to implement.

 

 

Layering Ts

Our specialty. A white shirt below a black jacket, a light grey long sleeve below a big navy scarf, a cream tank below a cranberry dress with a deep V neck. The possibilities here are endless, and so many of them include light and even white pieces. No need to be afraid of color in the winter, use it to spruce up the winter darks. Layering T’s are also a great way to stay on top of trendy clothes for women. While the trends may change, your timeless layering T’s will make sure your look is signature, no matter what the season.

 

We hope these tips helped! The real deal about whites after Labor Day is this: wear what is comfortable, convenient, and suits your style no matter what the season. Dress to suit you and never an old rule. We hope your winter wardrobe is perfectly colorful this year.

Happy shopping!

 

 

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Learning to Laugh at Yourself

20 Jun 2016

 

 

Sometimes it is good to have a laugh at your own expense. We all find ourselves in sticky situations; we have all tripped up the stairs, or spilled food on our clothes, but instead of getting frustrated or flustered, laugh it off. By laughing, you show that you recognize the humor in life and that you have confidence in yourself.

the heirloom clothing girls laughing together

 

 

Make Life Easier

Having a good sense of humor can make life’s mistakes and difficulties easier to deal with. Laughing keeps you in a good mood instead of letting the situation turn a day sour. When you laugh, people laugh with you. It is easier to respect and love those who recognize their own faults and handle their mishaps with grace.


 

Health Benefits of Laughing

Laughing also has a number of good health benefits; it diffuses stress, strengthens the immune system, lowers heart rate and blood pressure, it boosts self-esteem, and increases your confidence. Laughing promotes spontaneity, it allows you to see different perspectives and look beyond the surface of the situation to see the big picture, instead of focusing on negative aspects of your life.


 

Teach Your Kids

And when you laugh at yourself when you make a mistake, you help your children learn to laugh at themselves too. They will see your example and learn that it is better to laugh than to get upset.

 

laughing together


Helping your kids learn to laugh at themselves at a young age will help them become smarter, healthier, and better able to handle life’s unexpected challenges. It will help them develop better social skills too.


So next time you button your shirt up the wrong way, just laugh. None of us is perfect, so you don’t have to pretend to be.

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Adding the Perfect Accent

25 May 2016

Your alarm goes off at 6:30am and without a second thought you immediately hit snooze on your phone. Sure enough three snooze rounds later, you instantly pop up and realize you have 30 minutes to take a shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, and get out the door. Does this sound familiar at all?

 

In the rush of getting ready you tend to wear the same five outfits week after week.Your co-workers start suggesting a shopping trip and suddenly stop complimenting you on the same cute blouse you’ve worn for the third Wednesday in a row. Let’s face it, resisting the temptation to actually get out of bed the first time your alarm goes off is inevitable. Here are a few quick solutions to mix up your wardrobe in the morning!

 

 

yellow heirloom extra long tank topOur layering tanks are the perfect way to transform an outfit. With summer just around the corner, a pop of color is an easy way to give your old Wednesday outfit a brand new look. Having several colorful layering tanks on hand is an easy way to spice up the classic pieces in your wardrobe. By pairing your simple, grey work blazer with a summer basic tank, you can easily turn a winter staple into a summer favorite. A basic tank is easy to grab in the morning and doesn’t take up a lot of closet space. Add a necklace or knit scarf, and you suddenly have a completely different outfit!

 

Our extra-long camisole is a great accent to any summer blouse or lightweight sweater. Lose your heavy winter coats and thick, chunky sweaters. Now is the time to let this bottom later show! Instead of using a cami just for utility with a low cut dress or short blouse, use a cami to bring a little color to your outfit. Camis are flexible pieces that will not only keep you comfortable this summer, but will also help you feel like you’re dressing for the season!

 

 

light cardigan at heirloom clothingA light textured cardigan will be your best friend this summer. Weather you are in a cold office, or playing outside on a breezy day, you can’t go wrong by having a couple go-to sweaters on hand. A good neutral sweater will compliment any colorful layering tee and/or blouse, all summer long.

 

 

 

 

Collecting a few essential basics will help you accent your wardrobe and bring life to the same old outfits you’ve been wearing for months now. Go ahead and hit snooze!

 



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Happy 11th Birthday, Kerilyn!

23 Feb 2016

Kerilyn Johnson's leap day birthday

It is not everyday you meet a mom whose kids are all almost older than her! One of Heirloom’s models, Kerilyn Johnson, will finally turn 11 this leap year after putting up with teasing from friends and family that she’s only been 10 for the last four years.


The biggest question people ask Kerilyn is what day she celebrates her birthday on the years that there is no February 29th. In the first grade there was a boy who had a crush on Kerilyn whose birthday was on March 1st. Since Kerilyn didn’t not reciprocate his love, she was adamant about celebrating her birthday on February 28th. But, by the time Kerilyn was in college, she learned how to work the system and one year had three different boys take her out on her “birthday.” She told one boy she celebrated her birthday on February 28th, another boy March 1st, and continued that pattern all week long making the most of her birthday week. She even received a couple dozen roses from all her dates!

When it is not Kerilyn’s quadrennial birthday, her husband usually teases her by saying, “You don’t get a birthday this year!” and her kids typically jump in on the joke. This year, however, they have no reason to give her a hard time. She says most people remember her leap year birthday and she receives a lot of calls, cards, and gifts to makeup for the years her actual birthday was skipped over.


Kerilyn is also a talented actress and singer, having performed with several other accomplished artists like Alex Boye and the Piano Guys. She loves kickboxing, yoga, and claims she is really good at embarrassing herself. She started modeling with Heirloom last summer and was sold when everything she put on was so comfortable and cute. Check out Kerilyn’s favorite birthday outfit right here.


When Kerilyn turns 12 in another four years, her fifth child will be 13 and Kerilyn will officially be the youngest in her family. No matter how old, Kerilyn will continue to make the most of her leap year birthday!



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Martha Washington: The Original Fashion Icon

15 Feb 2016

 

 

Being that it is President’s day, it only seems appropriate to mention the original first lady. Most would assume that the fashion sense of the 1700’s is no more; however that is not the case. While women typically do not wear a dress every single day, we have stolen a few ideas from Martha Washington’s closet.


1700s layering fashion for womenLayering. It was a must in the 1700’s as modesty was a high priority. The sheer amount of clothing that these women wore on a daily basis was remarkable: bodices, skirts, petticoats, ruffled sleeves, and even their own version of a corset (called a stay). Now, layering in the modern sense isn’t nearly as intricate, but it is a great technique to stay warm (especially in our base Utah), and stylish.


Women of the 21st century move toward a more stylish form of layering that shows off the natural curves of a woman while still providing warmth and style. Scarves, ponchos, vests, and even layered shirts, like the ones here on Heirloom, are all staples for a fashionable layered outfit of today. It is even becoming trendy to put a lace skirt under a dress to make it appear fuller and longer, similar to Martha Washington and the style of the 1700’s.


So this President’s Day while you are getting dressed and putting on your layers, even if it is simply a shirt with a sweater, remember to thank our first trend setter, Martha Washington!

 

 

 

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Top Fashion Myths Debunked

10 Feb 2016

 

Keeping up with fashion trends can become a full time job if you let it. Styles and trends are ever evolving, but there are certain fashion dos and don’ts that persist every generation. But which ones are legit and which are myths? Here, we debunk some of the most common fashion myths to help you expand your wardrobe and fashion sense with even more confidence.


Myth #1 - No White After Labor Day

no white after labor day, myth debunkedIn the early 1900s, people often retreated to country cottages to escape the summer heat of the city. They also put aside their traditional fashion sense and opted for white, cooler clothing between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Once Labor Day arrived, marking the end of summer, the white attires were stored away as everyone returned to their everyday clothing. This rule was also considered to be a sign of social status among the higher classes. Yet somehow, the rule that you can’t wear white after Labor Day has endured.

 

Don’t let anyone tell you differently: you can wear white after Labor Day. In fact, there are many things you can do with the flexible color. White on white is constantly seen on many fashion runways across the globe, and you can also use it with just about any other color, particularly blacks and grays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myth #2 - No Horizontal Stripes

horizontal stripes myth debunkedPerhaps you’ve wondered why fashion and apparel brands keep producing articles of clothing with horizontal stripes, especially if horizontal stripes are not supposed to be flattering. The reason you keep seeing shirts, skirts, and dresses with horizontal stripes is because this rule is actually a myth.

 

The trick is to find the right horizontal stripes to match your body type. If you have a slimmer body type, then small horizontal stripes can give the illusion of curves. If you have a curvy, hourglass body type, then larger stripes with a relaxed fit will be better suited for you.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myth #3 - Avoid Mismatched Patterns

Some trends have become myths for years, such as no white after Labor Day, but other myths have only recently been debunked. It’s true that mixing patterns was a big no-no within many fashion circles; however, mixing patterns is increasingly becoming more common with each passing year. Stripes and polka dots are just a couple patterns that are frequently being used together to create a new look and ensemble.

 

Myth #4 - Navy And Black Don’t Match

navy and black don't match myth debunkedIn the past, the two colors were almost too similar to be used together, or the consensus was that they just don’t go together. However, navy and black are frequently used together these days. Both colors are neutral and should be allowed to go with just about anything, including each other. A navy jacket with a black top is especially chic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find new ways of mixing and matching your wardrobe, be sure to visit Heirloom Clothing.

 

 

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Fashion Trends of 2015

25 Jan 2016

WHAT WAS POPULAR IN 2015?

 

Chunky & Sparkly Jewelry
    colorful chunky jewelry
      Chunky jewelry has definitely made its mark in the 2015 fashion trend. Women have been up-scaling simple outfits with all kinds of chunky necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and even hair pieces.

       

       

       

       

      High Waisted
        high wasted skirt women's fashion

        The high waist has come full circle and is stylish once again with high wasted shorts, pants, and skirts. Pulling the waste of these garments up past the belly button lengthens the look of legs and makes anyone look fantastic.

         

        The Skinny Scarf
        skinny scarf women's fashion elementsScarves have been a fashion go-to for a few years, but the skinny scarf has revolutionized the types of outfits that are complemented by a scarf. The skinny scarf is small enough that it can add a pop of color or pattern without overtaking the outfit.

           

           

           

           

          Patterned Tights & Leggings
            brightly colored leggins as a women's fashion trend of 2015From the typical stripes and polka dots, to the elaborate paint spills and animals, tights and leggings are a huge hit in fashion this year. Paired with long sweaters, t-shirt dresses, and boots, leggings and tights were seen all over in 2015.

               

               

               

               

              Overalls

              overalls as the style of 2015While overalls have never fully gone out of style, there has been a spike in overall fashion usage this year. In 2015, overalls were seen paired with crop tops, blouses, button ups, and more!

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Tennis Shoes

                tennis shoes styleIn 2015, it didn’t seem to matter what outfit was worn, name brand tennis and track shoes were seen as the shoe of choice.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Fringe

                  fringe purse 2015 stylesPocahontas might have been the first to fringe her wardrobe, but the 2015 fashion folk have taken it back with style.

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    Athletic Clothing

                    athletic clothing as an every day wear for 2015 fashionAthletic clothing has become a new style to wear whether you’re head to work out or just taking a trip to the grocery store. Many companies have even started making specific fashion lines for those that want comfortable yet trendy athletic style clothing.

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      Maxi Dresses

                      maxi skirt 2015 women's fashion styleThough they are simple in style and modest in pattern, these dresses stand out in a crowd. Many have taken to the maxi dress style because of the universal fit and feel. Maxi dresses have a wonderful way of elongating the body and making all body types look great.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        Shirt Dresses

                        2015 has seen a number of styles that use the shirt dress; whether it is in conjunction with patterned tights or leggings, or worn with a pair of skinny jeans. The shirt dress is both casual and dressy; a style many young professionals are looking for.

                           

                           

                           Long Vests

                          long vest women's fashion trend of 2015Long vests were another way the fashion forwards of 2015 brought a pop of color and a change in texture to their outfit. Many long vests were seen paired with simple outfits.

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                            What Do We Expect to See in 2016?

                            So which of these trends do people expect to last through 2016? Which ones will we see die out? And what new trends in clothing, style, and fashion should we expect this year?

                            See-through lace and sheer fabric are forecasted to rise in popularity during 2016.
                            see through lace women's fashion of 2016

                             

                              Ultra low-rise pants have been seen on the 2016 runway, which means that the 2015 trend of a super high waist may be falling to the wayside.

                              Tie Dye is back from the 70s and making a headline in 2016.
                              tie dye dress by heirloom part of women's fashion 2016

                              Monochrome graphics of checkers, stripes, and more are making an appearance in dresses and shirts.

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                              9 Ways to Empower Your Grandchildren and Help Them See Their Potential

                              12 Jan 2016

                              So much is expected from children today; for many of them it seems impossible to keep up. They are expected to be the top of their class, get a prestigious job, get a large paycheck, and have a few creative hobbies. As a grandparent, there are 9 easy ways you can empower your grandchildren to help them see their potential.

                              cheerful grandmother playing with a small child on the floorUse positive reinforcement. When you focus on your grandchild’s positive behaviors and reward them with praise, it will likely breed more positive behaviors and will empower their self-esteem and decision-making. Even those grandchildren who are a little shyer will appreciate having their positive behaviors acknowledged. Acting as a mirror to reflect positive actions, talents, and qualities helps children see themselves as important, valuable, and able to achieve their dreams.

                               

                              Teach children their uniqueness is power. Teaching grandchildren to celebrate their uniqueness from a young age can be an essential skill in developing self-confidence. Celebrate their differences and help them to learn how to use their unique qualities to accomplish tasks. When children realize their uniqueness they are enabled to achieve great things, which can become a great asset to them.

                               

                              Create a drama-free zone. Children learn from observing the world around them. Be a good example to your grandchildren by surrounding yourself with positive people and being positive during tasks and activities—even if you don’t like doing them. Your grandchildren will see your example and learn how to have a positive attitude, surrounding themselves with positive people and activities.  

                               

                              Share information. Be open with grandchildren and try not to hide information. When you are open with your grandchild, it will build trust and will allow them to have the information to make the best possible decision if a critical situation arises.

                               

                              Create clear goals. If children know what is expected of them, there is little room for confusion. Set clear goals and objectives that are reasonably attainable for your grandchildren. Setting children up for success will bring self-confidence and the feeling of achievement.

                               

                              Celebrate success and failure. Create an environment that celebrates both successes and failures.  Failure can brings experience and knowledge. Don’t just celebrate the successes, but celebrate the bravery that it took for the grandchild who took a risk or tried something new.

                               

                              Teach that it is OK to make mistakes. You have to be willing to allow grandchildren to make mistakes. Although it may be difficult to see them make mistakes, it can be an opportune time to learn.  Discuss with them what they did and how they might have handled things differently in the future to reach a different outcome. Berating a grandchild, who tried something and didn’t succeed, will only stop them from trying new things.

                               

                              Support a learning environment. Work to make and support a learning environment with your grandchildren. Encourage them to try new things and learn about things that interest them. Try to make education and learning an exciting and worthwhile experience for kids. Be an example for your grandchildren by trying new things or learning something new and sharing what you learned with them.

                               

                              Take time to do things together. One of the greatest things you can do to empower your grandchildren is to love them. Show your love by spending individual time with them. Taking the time to be with a grandchild one on one will show them how much you care for them and how much you are invested in their success.


                                By doing these 9 simple things, you can empower your grandchildren and help them to reach their full potential.

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                                Different Body Types and How To Feel Great About Yours

                                21 Dec 2015

                                 

                                 

                                In a world of ever-changing trends, it’s hard to keep up when the current style doesn’t exactly flatter your own body. While one woman may look SO cute in a form-fitting dress, another may wonder why it doesn’t look quite as flattering on her. The obvious truth of the matter is women are not all built the same. But just because not all women are a size 0, or not all women have voluptuous curves, doesn’t mean a woman cannot be beautiful in her own skin!


                                Pinpointing and defining your body type can help you in choosing trendy outfits that are not only in style, but will also highlight the best features of your body. You don’t have to feel like there are no options out there for you because of your figure. Choosing the right clothes for your body will give you the confidence you need to strut your stuff and love your body just the way it is!


                                We’ve put together a list of common body types for women. Find out which shape best matches your body type, and discover the many clothing options that flatter your beautiful body.

                                 

                                Straight

                                If you have a straight body type (ruler or banana), your bust and hips are basically the same size, with your waist being slightly smaller. Over 46% of American women have a straight body shape, making it the most common body type. The key to dressing a straight body type is to dress the top and bottom portions of your body proportionally, while at the same time enhancing your waste.


                                Tops: Look for tops that will add curves to your top half and will also create a defined waist.


                                Bottoms: Go for skirts and pants that will add curves to your lower half and will help you create an hourglass appearance.


                                For more examples click here.


                                Oval


                                Oval (apple) body types have a large bust, narrow hips, and a round mid-section. Your buttocks is somewhat flat, but you have beautiful, slender legs. The best way to dress an oval shape is to de-emphasize the midsection, while also creating a well-defined waist. You can achieve this by choosing clothing that adds curves to the lower half of your body and shirts that taper in at the waist to create the illusion of an hourglass figure.


                                Tops: Look for tops that taper down to create a more defined waist. Do this by choosing tops that flare at the hips or include vertical details.


                                Bottoms: Go for bottoms that minimize the lower half of the body. Choose full skirts and pants with wide legs.


                                For more examples click here.

                                 

                                Hourglass


                                You have the body type that most women would die for. Your bust and hips are balanced and your waistline is well-defined. To dress an hourglass figure the key is to maintain balance between the top and lower portions of your body while also accentuating the waist.


                                Tops: Maintain balance by looking for shirts that emphasize your small waist by wearing form-fitting or belted tops.


                                Bottoms: Lucky you! Wear any bottoms you want as long as they balance out the top half.


                                For more examples click here.

                                 

                                Pear


                                A pear body type (triangle) has hips that are larger than the bust area and has a well-defined waist. To balance out your lower half, the key is to add volume to the top of your body, while accentuating the waist in order to create the illusion of a balanced hourglass appearance.


                                Tops: Find tops that add volume to your top while accentuating your waist in order to balance out your lower half. Layering and adding visual interest to the top half will draw the eyes upward.


                                Bottoms: Look for bottoms that will minimize your lower half such as pants with dark colors and clean lines.


                                For more examples click here.

                                 

                                Inverted Triangle


                                If you have broad shoulders that extend beyond your hips, a broad back, and have a generous bust size you have an inverted triangle figure. To dress an inverted triangle you will want to balance your ample upper half with your lean, desirable lower body. Create a defined waist by choosing skirts and pants that will add more curves to your lower lower body to balance out your broad upper half.


                                Tops: Pick out tops that will accentuate your waist and will balance your top with your lower half. Look for darker colored tops and tops with banding at the waist.


                                Bottoms: Choose bottoms that will emphasize your lower half such as bootcut or wide leg jeans.


                                For more examples click here.


                                By dressing for your specific body type you can feel and look great in your own skin! Whether you have gorgeous legs, a skinny waist, or a curvaceous upper half, you can show off those parts of your body that you’re the most proud of. Have fun dressing yourself and don’t forget to add the layering basics!

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                                Fashion Tips For Busy Women

                                09 Dec 2015

                                 

                                 

                                busy womenLife gets busy as we all know. We all feel this on a regular basis; dishes pile up in the sink, kids follow you around the house whining the words, “Mom, I’m bored,” nightmare strikes at work and you end up there until after sunset, all these things can make for a busy and tired woman. It is in these exhausted moments that we don’t want to worry about getting dressed, doing our hair, and actually looking good all day.


                                There is a solution to these drained and fashion careless moments; the following are a few quick and easy fashion tips that will help you get back on your feet looking great, feeling great, and ready to take on the world….again.

                                 

                                • Allow For Comfort & Simplicity - When it’s hot out wearing a simple tank top and slacks feels great, so do it! This outfit is an easy one to stay comfortable in AND dress up in a pinch. Simply add a long necklace and some bangles and you’ve got a classy look. When it’s cold outside use a similar style, but instead of a tank top put on a tighter layering shirt and add a long sweater. Once again, you are comfortable and can dress it up quickly with just a long necklace and some bangles.
                                • Have The Essentials Handy - The essentials every woman should have in her closet are as follows: jeans that fit great, layering shirts and tank tops, comfortable good-looking shoes, a pair of slacks, and some great jewelry pieces. With these essentials you will be able to put together an outfit in the heat of the moment any day.
                                • Choose The Right Shoes - When it comes to comfortable good-looking shoes, remember the following:
                                    • Rubber flip flops don’t look good on anyone. Granted, they are comfortable, but really they are made for the beach. Skip the flip flops and find some nice looking sandals instead. Grungy tennis shoes, again while comfortable, don’t look great either. Find yourself some canvas shoes instead; they are popular and can be found in a number of colors these days.
                                • Add One Bold Accessory - Simple items like a scarf can change an entire outfit and give it some much needed oomph.
                                • Add a Pop of Color - On busy days it can be very easy to simply wear a colored t-shirt and jeans. Ready to make this simple outfit even better? Add a pop of color with a bright citrus-colored purse or ballet flats.
                                • Use a Quick-Dry Top Coat - Having a nice manicure is high on the fashion priority list these days. But making time to paint your nails is hard enough, let alone giving up the time it takes to fully dry before you can move on to the next task on your list. Get a quick-dry top coat and your life will change! With a true-to-name quick dry, you’ll be able to move on to the next task within a minute of having painted your nails.
                                • Rough Days - We all have those mornings where we didn't get enough sleep and our eyes show it, or our hair is a frizzy mess. It is on these days that hats, headbands, and sunglasses are a good quick addition to your outfit.
                                • Create A Personal Stylebook - Anytime you put together an outfit you really like, take a quick picture of it with your phone to save for later; this way you can easily repeat the outfit again without spending unnecessary time trying to remember what clothing items you used.
                                • Pack Smart - Packing your favorite outfits? Roll all the pieces of an outfit together so they are easily findable when you go to pull out the outfit from your suitcase. This also helps keep the wrinkles away.

                                So if you are busy working a 40 hour work week, chasing young kids around the house, or making dinner for visiting grandchildren, remember fashion doesn’t have to be difficult; use these quick and easy tips to keep you looking great all day long.

                                 

                                 

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