Month: January 2016

Choosing the Perfect Luggage for Any Trip Made Easy – Follow These Tips

Buying new luggage can sometimes be a challenge with the multitude of styles and choices available on the market. By noting exactly what one wants in their luggage arrangement, they can shop with confidence. Here are some things to consider.

Consider the Traveller’s Necessities

While there’s no perfect piece of luggage, there is the perfect selection for each traveller. There are so many styles of lightweight suitcases that are more than accommodating that finding what’s just right should be simple. Consider the type of travelling before choosing, if it’s a tour that requires a great deal of moving around then a suitcase with wheels will be appreciated. Choose lightweight suitcases around a medium size of about 22″ or so in order to keep them manageable.

For long trips, a larger bag is better as it won’t be moved much more than from home to the destination, then destination to home again. Plus, the airport, train or other form of transportation typically has a crew that will move luggage for a tip.

Choose Modern Styles

Anyone that hasn’t shopped for lightweight luggage in some time will soon notice that styles have changed. New materials and builds accommodate the travel of today. Most appreciate how light, functional and durable they are.

It’s fun to put together a travel system that will be perfect for the trip at hand. One can easily find a group of bags and accessories that work perfectly together to stay very organised from start of trip to finish.

Consider It an Investment

By spending what’s necessary for lightweight suitcases and accessories that are high quality, one will find they are backed by a great guarantee, and last as long as they’d expect – through several trips.

Cheap luggage won’t hold up the same way when it’s exposed to airport handlers, possible harsh conditions and basically frequent use. It will definitely need to be replaced more often.

Consider all of the physical features on each piece of luggage or accessory before investing in them. The following are very important when making a selection.

Material: Lightweight suitcases and luggage options are produced in many kinds of materials. Some prefer a dense weave of nylon for durability and strength, as well as style.

It should have tight stitching and seams and extra reinforcements at the corners as this is wear it gets the most wear and tear.

Weight: With high tech materials now being used, lightweight suitcases are still sturdy and strong. Plus, there will be no surcharges at the airport for extra weight which is a plus!

Wheels: It’s much easier to roll even a lightweight suitcase than it is to carry it. Look for wheels that are about 6 centimetres in diameter for a smooth roll along most surfaces. They should be placed on the edge of the suitcase to make it easier to pull.

Handles: The pull handle on wheeled luggage should be long enough that it’s not too close to the user; this can cause it to hit their heels. Handles usually lock in place in a few positions for comfort, as not everyone is built the same. It should retract when the luggage is in a resting position to keep it out of the way.

Finally, the traveller will need to choose lightweight suitcases that are either hard-sided or soft-sided. A hard-sided option will be more sturdy, but heavier. Soft-sided are lighter and can expand to accommodate more items. It’s purely a matter of preference.

The Most Popular Bags for Men on Any Occasion – For Any Lifestyle

Menswear doesn’t just include well-fitting pants, tops, suits, shoes and belts. Men also carry bags. The addition of a great bag, be it a backpack or leather hold all bag completes a wardrobe and provides a place for a guy to bring along everything he needs for a day out or long day at work.

Choosing the right bag isn’t as easy as it’d seem. While most men truly just grab the first thing they see and call it a day if they put a bit more effort in they can look professional, polished and stylish. It should be perfect for both personal style as well as lifestyle. There’s no need to be intimidated or confused when shopping for these elusive wardrobe additions. There are plenty of options in various materials and colors and for any budget.

Yet, many men find that they’re clueless as to where to start. Some stores even place the men’s style bags in with women’s as they are similar. Thankfully, most wouldn’t be able to tell anyway as long as trends are followed. Masculinity is definitely a big factor to consider when finding the best bag, with the right choice, manliness won’t suffer.

To begin with, searching for a durable and rugged material is key. A leather carryall is the perfect choice, as well as a canvas backpack. Take stock of what needs to be carried on a daily basis or what will be in this particular bag before heading out to shop. This will make the process much faster and more simple.

Here are some different types of bag that are popular for men in 2016. They are durable, suitable and will serve every purpose they set out to.

The leather hold all bag

A leather hold all is definitely the go-to bag for most men. The name says it all, “hold all.” It is perfect for carrying many different items for a day at work, excursion, trip to the gym, going to class and more. The multiple functions will serve him well all day long, and when chosen well they are very fashion forward while still providing a manly look.

Choose a leathery carryall bag that is medium in size, and brown leather is the most popular type. This is because the versatility and durability of leather makes it go with just about anything that’s being worn.

A Briefcase

The briefcase doesn’t have that boxy feel that it did back in the 80’s and 90’s. They are not the father’s briefcases, but have a slim and sleek look that’s perfect for a few important papers and possibly a laptop. For any man that wears a suit to work, or dresses up for a professional atmosphere a briefcase will be a better choice than the leather carryall bag.

Black leather looks great with suits, while canvas is excellent for casual days.

The Backpack

For a hands-free option, the backpack is zero mess and can hold everything needed for a long day. Pack clothes and deodorant for the gym, books and writing utensils for school, or wear it on a bike or motorcycle without worry of having somewhere to store things on a commute.

Backpacks come in all colours and sizes. Men shouldn’t be afraid to branch out with this look and draw attention to an otherwise drab outfit. A backpack definitely shows a man’s personality as opposed to a leather carryall bag or briefcase.

Tote

The tote is gaining popularity with men this year, as it can carry the most of any option. Throw in clothing, camera, laptop, accessories and more and be prepared for any day completely. Many use them as a carry on for the plane. It will save a man from stuffing too much in his pockets and looking awkward.

 

Latest Trends in Women’s Fashion Handbags

Wondering what the latest trends in designer handbags are this season? Think bright, primary colours – red, blue and yellow.

Tassels in all forms are making a huge statement in luxury handbags on the runway. From bright tassels to cooler hues, the options are endless. Designers of branded handbags are also using a lot of florals – with perforated leathers in floral shapes; even big flower-shaped bags have been seen on the runway for luxury handbag brands. Lady designer handbags are also becoming tech-savvy with the latest trends of post-modern luxury handbags equipped with pockets to hold your mobile phones.

Clutches with cartoon faces on it are also making a big statement in designer handbags this season. Other bizarre trends seen on the runway are Animal and Food shaped bags – from happy faces to tropical fruits and delightful baked goods, no other designer handbag has a personality like these.

One of the most common designer handbag trends seen on the runway is the structured bag, the one that is very clearly defined on all sides. Fanny Packs are also making a huge comeback this season as seen at the New York Fashion Week. Silver is big this year. Shimmering silver with a futuristic appeal has been the main look that everything from clothing to shoes has taken on.

Another common structure to the spring 2016 ladies designer handbags is the clutch, wherein there are no straps to hold onto or pull over the shoulder. Everything from the cupcakes to the face designed pieces come in clutch looks. While most luxury handbags for women have zippers or the like, one of the spring 2016 handbag trends we see on the runway shows is the fold-over effect, like an envelope clutch.

The snakeskin and alligator skin looks are also a part of the spring/summer 2016 branded handbag trends, coming in various different designs. We see some very graphic colors, stripes and designs appearing on the spring 2016 bags, versus the more muted we might like to carry on a daily basis. Another big trend coming up is the chunky chain-bag with loud metal detailing and hardware- adding the edge and luster to any look.

Embellished and crystal-encrusted clutches are another rising trend in purses for women this season. Bold, big and bright stones have been seen on smaller clutches and handbags. Metallic stones and crystals are also very big on the runway. Back-packs are also making a come-back this season – coming in big and small sizes and various other designs.

Smaller camera bags were also seen on the spring-summer runway on 2016. These bags are very structured and easy to carry with ample space for all your essentials.

Another bag that has been seen season after season is the bucket bag. This bag has been on the runway for a long time now and will continue to be a favorite.

Furs and ruffles have also been seen to hit the run way in a big way – on both, smaller and larger tote bags. Backpacks have been given a chic makeover on the runway this year with over the top gold detailing and quilt designs.

All in all, this season has seen some age-old favorites along with futuristic designer handbags on the runway. From mini-bags to backpacks, the trends this season have a wide variety of bags and clutches to choose from for any occasion.