Wearing the latest in fashion is what every one of us likes to do. But it is very important to carry the clothes in style. Having a great wardrobe is definitely essential but some basics of style should also be adhered to in order to make a striking fashion statement. There are lots of online wholesale apparel shops that cater to the fashion conscious generation. But apart from stocking up a fantastic collection, there are a few other issues that need to be paid attention to.

• A well groomed appearance is very essential in order to carry any ensemble with style. Nobody looks good with straggly, greasy hair, chewed up fingernails, gross skin, unplucked eyebrows, and leg stubble.

• Taking good care of your clothes is also very important. Well maintained clothes are the basic requirement of carrying off any stylish look with elan.

• Over usage of accessories can kill any fashionable ensemble. It is always best to make minimum use of accessories so that they can act as a compliment to the basic outfit and add some style.

• Try to choose outfits based on which colors and styles look nice on you. It is a good idea to match what you are wearing with your own personality. This helps in bringing out your true colors and helps you look and feel great.

Each year new fashion trends are born and it is time for the old ones to retire. Though it is definitely a great idea to go with what is in vogue, but at the same time you should keep an eye out for the comfort factor as well. Comfort and style goes hand in hand and choosing apparel based on how comfortable you feel wearing them is the smartest decision. Fashion trends appear unexpectedly and fade away even quicker than they appeared.

There is no limit to the permutations one can think of in terms of mixing and matching clothes and creating a style that is comfortable yet elegant. If you want to achieve a great look, be in line with new fashion styles that are influenced by different seasons. In recent we have seen the rise of new brands as well as the comeback of some old fashion trends. To wear something different and with style is to create fashion and with a bit of creativity you can come up with unique combinations that can become a personal fashion statement.

There’s a famous saying that goes, ‘the clothes make the man (or the woman).’ This simply means that what one wears can say a lot about him; some actually judge people on the kind of clothes they wear. Ever since that time when man decided to put on something to cover his naked body, he has always been paying attention to what he wears not only in terms of how it protects his body, but also on how he’s going to be perceived by other people. Today, fashion trends come and go as fleeting as the latest smartphones.

If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t necessarily keep up with the latest trends in fashion but don’t want to look old-fashioned either, you can follow these tips on how to dress up in style without necessarily spending a fortune or without looking like you’re trying to follow the trend:

Choose clothes that complement your skin color, height and size – Some people make the mistake of putting on something that they’ve seen their favorite celebrities wear that may not necessarily be ideal for them. Always go for outfits that will highlight your good features and downplay the not-too-good ones.

Don’t go for too much: It’s okay to make a statement with what you wear, but you don’t necessarily have to go over the top for it. You can be bold sometimes, but don’t make yourself appear like a human placard.

Have a few pairs of jeans: Jeans always work with almost anything and are never out of style. Jeans can also be used to neutralize your overall look in case your top looks too formal or too elegant if you’re only attending a small soiree. However, you should still stay within the bounds of good taste and decency by not going too low waist-ed with them. Tattered jeans are fine, too, but overdoing it may just result to a fashion disaster.

Know how to mix and match: When shopping, look for clothes with neutral colors and plain prints so you can match them with anything in your closet. But this is not to limit your shopping range. Of course, you can always go for shirts that have different colors and exciting prints, but nothing too outrageous.

Create your own style – There’s nothing wrong with looking like your favorite celebrity, but wearing exactly the same shirt, pants, shoes, and accessories he or she has worn in a picture you’ve seen in a magazine makes you look like a copycat. Some people would even think it’s creepy. Experiment with different combinations and create a style all your own.

Looking stylish with the clothes you wear is certainly not rocket science. Just know who you are and what looks good on you and you can strut your stuff with panache wherever you go.

New York City is one of the most popular key travel destinations for corporate travelers worldwide. The city is the center of much that’s great, dynamic and profitable in America. It is home of one of the world’s principal financial centers (i.e. anchored by Wall Street), and a popular business hub for the publishing and entertainment industry at the same time. So, it’s no surprise it features three airports, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and J. F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). As a frequent corporate traveler you probably may have flown to one of the three New York airports at some point or another. With JFK being a major international gateway to the US, this city guide aims to provide some helpful travel agents tips for corporate travelers flying to or from JFK Airport.

New York JFK Facts & Figures

Located about 25km away from Manhattan in Queens, JFK Airport is the largest airport in the state of New York and one of the busiest business travel hubs (over 50 million travelers/year) in the US and internationally. It has six operating terminals (numbered 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8; terminal 6 was demolished in 2011, Terminal 3 in 2013). Currently, the 4th runway is under redevelopment to comply with the needs of Group VI aircraft (until December 2015 as planned so far), which may cause delays, but measures are in place to minimize them, so you shouldn’t be too much affected. With more than 90 airlines arriving and departing from JFK, various business travel solutions for flights to New York can be arranged. Points of origin and destinations include places within the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, basically all over the world. The airport offers corporate travelers a choice of non-stop flights to about 100 international destinations which may prove convenient for your next business trip. However, JFK is very susceptible to weather-related delays due to its position. Corporate travelers are well advised to consider and prepare for possible thunderstorms in summer, causing delays across the US, as well as snow, icing and assorted slush throughout the winter season. For the months between June and November the risk of potential hurricanes is increased.

In general, our business travel agents team advise leisure and corporate travelers to allow plenty of time for getting to and from JFK. Serious traffic incidents on the way between the city and the airport left many wondering whether they’ would be able to make it in time or miss their flight. Furthermore, don’t forget that this is America. Therefore, bear in mind that the TSA rules supreme over security checkpoints. So, take a deep breath and take maybe a book with you or something else to keep you busy. Make sure you arrive early.

Useful JFK terminal facilities for corporate travelers

In most public areas within most terminals, corporate travelers will conveniently find that Wi-Fi is available for free for up to 30min. You can get online near the ticket counters, boarding gates, designated work stations and food courts. The Wi-Fi access is provided by Boingo Wireless Company. If you need to use the internet for longer than 30mins., consider the following options: 1) $4.95 (£3.01, €3.77) per hour (pay as you go), 2) $7.95 (£4.83,€6.05) for unlimited access throughout a 24-hour period (day pass), 3) $9.95 (£6.04,€7.58) per month (unlimited access via a monthly subscription, to be used worldwide), or 4) if you already have a user account, simply log in using your user name and password. ATMs, currency exchange options (Lenlyn or Travelex), a rental phone shop, and more than 100 shops alongside various dining options are available at the terminals.

Ground transportation services from JFK Airport to New York City

The most convenient, stress-free way for travel from and to JFK Airport is to take the AirTrain. It is a cost efficient and helps you make sure you arrive at the airport in time, whilst avoiding possible traffic jams. You can access AirTrain services via the New York City subway system, which is also connected to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). The journey from/to the city takes just over an hour. AirTrain is operated 24 hours on 365 days a year. Within the airport area, it connects terminals and also enables you to easily access car rental services, hotel shuttle areas and parking lots. At peak times the trains depart every 7 minutes and at off-peak times they go every 15 minutes. However, be clever in choosing your business travel route, as various routes make different stops within the airport. Good news for corporate travelers is that travel within the airport is usually free of charge. However, travel outside the airport is subject to a fee. AirTrain prices generally start from $5 (£3.04, €3.81). For more details on ticket prices are provided on the JFK Airport website under costs and tickets. If you travel via New York’s public transport network, then it is a good idea to use MetroCard, which is widely accepted and is worth to purchase for travel via subway, local trains, or buses. You can find vending machines for buying a MetroCard at Howard Beach and Jamaica Station. A good alternative for corporate travelers would be to take a taxi (for up to 4 passengers). Simply wait in the cab line for a licensed and insured cab to take you to your destination (about $52, i.e. about £31.58, €39.59, flat rate between JFK and Manhattan, excluding tips and tolls). The time for this trip should be about an hour. However, it can take much longer during rush hour.

Shared-ride shuttle services are a cheaper option than taxis, but can involve a lot of waiting and being driven around New York City to drop other people off first. You can find a full list of providers on the airport authority’s website. But remember to tip appropriately, as tipping (around 20% of transfer cost) is quite common and keep in mind that bridge/tunnel tolls are not included in the shared-ride shuttle services fares. Another option is to ask your business travel company to arrange a shuttle service for your trip from and to John F. Kennedy International Airport as prices can vary greatly depending on location and number of passengers. In this way you can ensure that you are traveling with a reliable supplier.

An express bus service is also available for a nominal fee from Penn Station (reachable e.g. by AirTrain or taxi). The service operates from early morning to late night, with buses running at least every half hour.

The airport is also home to several car rental agencies. Leisure and corporate travelers can choose between a number of car major rental companies including Advantage, Thrifty, Dollar, Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, National and Avis.

So, which mode of transport should corporate travelers choose for a trip from JFK to Newark and LaGuardia airports? Usually the best way to get to Newark Airport from JFK Airport is to simply take the AirTrain. However, if you need to travel to LaGuardia during your business trip, it we recommend to take advantage of a convenient shuttle bus service, using the free Route A (running every 10-15 minutes from 4:00am to 11:30pm) or Route B (running every 10-15 minutes from 6:00am to 2:00am).

Hotels near JFK Airport

Hotel booking services for corporate travelers flying to New York JFK Airport-although there are no operating hotels at JFK Airport at the moment, New York provides corporate travelers a huge choice (from budget accommodation to luxury suites) of hotels and motels, which are conveniently located nearby the airport. Most hotel accommodations nearby offer shuttle services. Alternatively you can take the AirTrain to the Federal Circle station and follow the “Courtesy Hotel Shuttles” signs. There are telephone services for the hotel courtesy shuttles located at the AirTrain Federal Circle Station and in the arrival areas of the airport terminals ($5, i.e. about £3.04, €3.81, Service Charge for making reservations). The range of motels and hotels include the Hilton*, the Courtyard* by Marriott, Hampton Inn*, Sheraton*, Hilton Garden, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn* by Marriott, Days Inn, Best Western and Howards Johnson. The ones marked by an * are also offering conference and meeting rooms for corporate events.

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In part two of our New York City Airport guide we’ll provide you with some business travel agents insider tips on Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

A true dream house is the one which reflects your imaginations without any alteration. Such a house is made of many things, of which the most important is the home furniture. No house can do without the basic furniture like beds, dining room sets, living room sofa sets, TV stands and storage furniture.

With the modern age our expectations have also modernized and we now expect everything around us which is more modular in nature offering everything; looks, comforts and affordability. If your furniture fails to offer all these and you have to compromise any one when out buying furniture, it simply means you are unaware of the online home furniture stores.

Online stores have to offer whatever you demand for your modern living room, dining room, game room and home office as your entertainment furniture. This doesn’t mean that it offers furniture for only contemporary room designs. They have much more to offer like all kinds of home furniture be it traditional, classic, modern, or funky.

There are online stores who specialize in entertainment center furniture like entertainment wall units, TV stands and consoles, other living room furniture like coffee tables, end tables, different kinds of dining room furniture including bar stool furniture, dinettes, sideboards and servers and more. For those who operate their business from home, home office desk furniture are also available in varieties.

All this furniture is available in as many designs and styles one wishes for. They differ in sizes and shapes, design and structure to fit in the available space and your budget just right. Moreover, the furniture offered are manufactured by top most brands which are famous for their quality and signature designs. This differentiates the site from others as it guarantees quality products for the price it is offered.

Also the greatest advantage the customer has when buying from home furniture mart is that they avail discounted rates on furniture from reliable brands. Which means the home furniture product which you have seen in the market; you get the same in much lower rates. This gives you an opportunity of fir in all furniture you have in mind to buy in much lesser budget than usual. This might also give you a chance to save up for an extra piece of home decorative furniture.

It is easier to buy online as you can get information of all the latest designs of the home furniture world which is updated on a regular basis. Also online stores offer discount on items all round the year. The long waiting for the end of season sales can be ignored here as you are able to buy products at the same rate anytime. Another advantage you can enjoy is comparing the prices with other online sites.

Just like we prefer visiting five other stores before deciding on a particular item, furniture also needs to be referred and compared with other online stores who offers the same. This avoids being cheated and helps in making the right purchase. With the help of the web you can easily compare the prices with many other stores so that you do not feel cheated in anyway.

Phoenix is not your type of place that releases happy housing reports. That’s why everybody pays attention at news stories talking about a positive Phoenix real estate market. In June last year, Phoenix saw the liveliest resale movement in six years. It helped raise total property sales. In June alone, there were over 10,500 sales of existing and new houses, including condo units, in the metropolitan areas of Maricopa and Pinal counties. The figures were 8.3 percent from May and 1.5 percent from June. Starting in 1994, sales have been rising at 1.8 percent at the average from those months.

How long will this rosy Phoenix properties picture last? The future looks bright, so far. But until when nobody knows. What’s sure as of now is that Phoenix real estate investors are taking advantage of the boom, whether in the market for new homes, condo units or in Phoenix second homes.

Must Buyers Wait A Little Bit Longer?

The news is uneven as far as prices are concerned. In June, buyers in the Phoenix area paid $122,900 median for all resale and new condo units or houses. This is up 2.4 percent from the previous month 12 percent off from last June. This seems to support the argument suggesting that buyers must wait a bit longer before making a purchase. A sobering fact, however, is that the Phoenix’s June median was close to 54 percent lower than the $264,000 peak in June of 2006. It was the time when property buyers were willing to pay any price for a home.

As everybody predicted, distressed sales played a big influence in increasing the data, with investors and buyers even from abroad were rushing to grab properties at huge discounts. It was a good time for both the buyer and the Phoenix realtor. What’s distressed sales? They are short sales and foreclosure resales comprising 64 percent of the resale market in Phoenix.

First-Time Buyers Falling Behind

The share of Phoenix real estate investments bought fell from the early part of last year, but it has been up since last June. The cash buyers’ share showed the same trend, at 41 percent last June. Continuing to fall behind are the first time buyers, with small down payment mortgages with the backing of the Federal Housing Administration. But despite reports of distressed sales, there is high possibility of a slight rise in prices, although a falling inventory seemed to be a factor – it was 11 percent down in Phoenix in June from May. Filings for foreclosure in Phoenix and other cities are also falling. This is either because of saturation in the market or due to some legal problems. This could change, however. Phoenix brokers all say that competition is increasing for distressed deals.

Phoenix Home Buying Made Easy

Whatever the future of the Phoenix real estate industry is, buyers need tips to make it easier for them to pick their dream vacation home.

Think of how you will benefit from the new home. What’s the reason you want to buy a home in Phoenix? Is it for family use only? Do you plan to rent it out on days that you are not using it? Do you want a villa type or one with a modern design that reflects your personality? Although you can buy a Phoenix property by yourself, you will save a lot of time and effort if you get a realtor because of the every-dynamic real estate trends in Phoenix. A realtor knows the ins and outs of the real estate business. She knows where to go and whom to approach. She can also help you with looking for prices that are within your budget.