Everything you need is already Here with Buckle’s holiday sale on classic, casual clothing

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Maybe it’s your third (and final, you swear!) breakup with What’s-His-Face. Maybe it’s landing that new job you’re convinced will require a whole new wardrobe, both in and out of the office. Or maybe it’s just that you decided it was time to change up your whole life — and appear in that incredible dress you saw Celebrity X wearing on the cover of Magazine Y.

But two months later, you’re back to your tried-and-true comfy denim and the trendy but casual looks that, like your best friends from forever, are true classics. The bedrock of your life that never really needed gussying up. The real you.

Buckle, the leading retailer of casual clothing for men and women who still care how they look, with 440 stores is sharing a message this holiday season, with its catchword “Here:” focusing on the importance of being in the moment. In other words, the best place, your favorite place, where you feel most at peace, is here.

For Buckle, that means making it easier than ever for you to shop for items that reflect the real you, and to do it your way, whether that means a (safe) visit to a Buckle store or checking out its range of shipping options while shopping buckle.com. It means you’ll get access to Buckle exclusives, either private labels like BKE, Buckle Black, Departwest, Outpost Makers, Veece or Gimmicks, or Buckle-exclusive styles from brands like Oakley, Hey Dude, Miss Me, RVKA, American Fighter, Rock Revival, KanCan Signature, Affliction and more.

Plus, you won’t want to miss getting 50% off select styles from now until the end of December. Denim lovers, you’ll be able to get an additional 10% off select Buckle denim. There are even two-for-one deals on a whole array of styles — but you’ll have to act fast, because stock is limited.

Look for classic, comforting denim like BKE’s Tyler Straight Stretch Jeans for him, featuring hand-finished relaxed-fit stretch denim that’ll wear with time for a unique look to each pair you own. Or the Gabby Skinny Stretch Cuffed Jeans for her, made from hand-finished denim with extra room through the hips and thighs to fit curves and ensure all-day comfort.

Speaking of well-worn comfort, nothing treats you better than your favorite broken-in shoes, and the Hey Dude Wendy Sparkling Shoes, with their cotton canvas uppers and leather insoles, make sure you get enough support while giving your feet breathable space. The glitter on these lightweight lace-ups is just there to remind you that your life is already magic.

And supportive is the key word with Saxx boxer briefs, 5-inch, moisture-wicking underwear with a nonchafing design that’s available in a ton of styles and prints.

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Alice & Olivia Dropped Its First-Ever Casual Collection

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Since March, it seems like we’ve collectively been living in sweatpants. It makes sense, considering we’re stuck at home trying to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Between dealing with our kids and the house and our jobs, sweatpants or pajamas are really the only things we can muster the energy to put on these days. 

But let’s face it, sometimes we need a little boost in the fashion department. It’s no secret that you feel good when you look good, and no one knows that better than Stacey Bendet, founder and Creative Director of the popular women’s fashion company Alice & Olivia. That’s why she decided it was high time to launch the brand’s first-ever casual collection. 

“I launched sweatpants because 95 percent of the population was no longer wearing anything unless it had an elastic top,” Bendet told Parents. “And I’m always thinking about dressing women for every part of her life, and right now, her life is casual.”

Bendet’s BFF (and Parents contributor) Jenny Mollen is a huge fan of the collection and insists that the clothes are “totally worth it” despite the somewhat high price tag. 

“I have the most hideous pair of pajamas that I literally wore every single day in March,” she said. She was elated when Bendet sent her a pair of Alice & Olivia’s new joggers and knew right away they were something she was “going to put so many miles on.”

“I always pay attention to what my girlfriends need,” said Bendet. “And I felt like during quarantine, they were all saying that they needed cute sweatpants that they didn’t feel dumpy in.”

“I feel like a superhero in them, and they are so comfortable,” she said. Mollen is also a fan of the Tokyo Joggers, which she describes as a “dress-up jogger with more high-tech fabric.” 

Bendet also created a series of sweaters and sweatshirts with positive sayings for the new collection as a “little reminder that you’re not doing so bad.” Our personal fave? It has to be the Denver Round Hem Sweatshirt with the phrase “If you are reading this you are too close” emblazoned across the front.

You can shop the entire Alice & Olivia Casual Collection here, or take a look at some of our favorite picks below. With the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to shop for a (cute) cause. 

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Comfortably festive fashion trends for casual holiday celebrations | Home & Garden

“Be sure to dress up your more comfortable look with fun jewelry,” she adds.



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A statement earring is the perfect way to dress up any look.


Even though comfort is queen these days, Yeadon says a dress certainly isn’t off-limits.

“Try pairing [your dress] with an elevated blazer for warmth or if you need a little coverage,” she says.

Last but certainly not least, Yeadon suggests playing with textile textures.

“A tonal look is always elegant,” she says. “Try mixing textures with a metallic tank, suede pants and a fun faux fur-lined wrap!”

Texture, in fact, is what she says is the most important factor to be in style this season.

“Lots of texture,” she says in terms of current trends. “Fuzzy cardigans are having a moment [for] a more casual overall look but one that is very styled and put-together. [There’s a focus on] interesting necklines and details. The puffed sleeve is going to be everywhere this winter.”

Whether you are staying home for the holiday or attending a smaller gathering, Yeadon encourages feeling festive.

“Our clothing reflects our mood, and there’s no better way to elevate your mood and embrace the festivity of the holiday season than with a great outfit,” Yeadon says.

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Lilly Becker cuts a casual figure in a navy coat and skinny jeans as she goes grocery shopping

Her estranged husband Boris Becker has said he will clear his name amid allegations he hid more than £1million in cash amid his bankruptcy proceedings. 

And Lilly Becker cut a casual figure as she stepped out to go grocery shopping in London on Wednesday.

The model, 44, donned a navy knee-length coat on her outing which she wore over a baby blue shirt.

Out and about: Lilly Becker cut a casual figure as she stepped out to go grocery shopping in London on Wednesday

Out and about: Lilly Becker cut a casual figure as she stepped out to go grocery shopping in London on Wednesday

Lilly also sported a pair of dark skinny jeans along with black boots while she added colour to her outfit with an orange jumper.

The Dutch beauty swept some of her brunette tresses into a bun for the day while she also sported a blue face mask.

Completing her look with a brown handbag, Lilly appeared to be solo on her outing. 

It comes after the star’s ex Boris told how he will clear his name amid allegations he hid more than £1million in cash along with Wimbledon trophies and an Olympic gold medal during bankruptcy proceedings.

Outfit: The model, 44, donned a navy knee-length coat on her outing which she wore over a baby blue shirt

Outfit: The model, 44, donned a navy knee-length coat on her outing which she wore over a baby blue shirt

Outfit: The model, 44, donned a navy knee-length coat on her outing which she wore over a baby blue shirt

Style: Lilly also sported a pair of dark skinny jeans along with black boots while she added colour to her outfit with an orange jumper

Style: Lilly also sported a pair of dark skinny jeans along with black boots while she added colour to her outfit with an orange jumper

The former Grand Slam tennis champion, 52, is currently embroiled in a legal dispute relating to his current insolvency proceedings.

Mr Becker, a German national, was declared bankrupt in June 2017 but is accused of not complying with obligations to disclose information, and failing to hand over trophies so they could be sold to settle his debts.

He is standing trial at Southwark Crown Court accused of failing to declare assets and financial transfers, including a payment of €105,497 to his estranged wife Lilly.

Boris denies all 28 charges against him. The tennis ace told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper that he is ‘still innocent and has the right to be treated as any other citizen would have been’. 

Casual: The Dutch beauty swept some of her brunette tresses into a bun for the day while she also sported a blue face mask

Casual: The Dutch beauty swept some of her brunette tresses into a bun for the day while she also sported a blue face mask

Laid back: Completing her look with a brown handbag, Lilly appeared to be solo on her outing

Laid back: Completing her look with a brown handbag, Lilly appeared to be solo on her outing

Laid back: Completing her look with a brown handbag, Lilly appeared to be solo on her outing

Allegations: It comes after the star's ex Boris Becker told how he will clear his name amid allegations he hid more than £1million in cash

Allegations: It comes after the star’s ex Boris Becker told how he will clear his name amid allegations he hid more than £1million in cash

‘I believe in the British legal system and its representatives,’ he said. ‘It goes without saying that I will be co-operative and correct on all points’.

Trophies listed on a 28-count indictment include the 1985 Wimbledon men’s singles title which catapulted the then-unknown 17-year-old to sporting stardom.

Also listed are his 1989 silverware from the same tournament and his Australian Open trophies in 1991 and 1996.

Boris pleaded not guilty to all counts when he appeared at Southwark Crown Court in London in October for a 45-minute hearing. 

Dispute: The former Grand Slam tennis champion, 52, is currently embroiled in a legal dispute relating to his current insolvency proceedings

Dispute: 

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Neineiwu Twist-Knot Top Kicks Casual Fashion up a Major Notch

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We like to dress up from time to time, but most of the time, we really love to keep things casual. We opt for quick, easy outfits that take minimal effort to put on and can be left to their own devices during the day. We don’t want to be readjusting, retying, retucking all day long.

The issue is, if you’re not careful, your casual fashion can leave you looking like a cartoon character wearing the same exact outfit every single day. Maybe the first day it was cute, but the excitement is going to fade fast if you never change it up. That doesn’t mean losing any comfort or ease though. It just means that the next time you reach for jeans and a tee, why not try a tee with a twist?

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This top immediately stands out among other long-sleeve tees. First, it has a waffle-knit texture. Automatic points in both visual appeal and comfy feels. Second, that twist we mentioned. It’s a literal one! There is an integrated twist knot at the front of the hem gathering the fabric and tucking it into itself. This means you can skip the complications and annoyances of tucking your top into your pants or skirt — and you don’t have to worry about the knot ever coming undone. It’s permanent!

This top is still super soft and super cozy, with a relaxed, roomy fit, and it’s just as easy to slip on as any other plain tee. But look how much of a difference the texture and twist knot make! We love that the hem is long enough to wear with leggings too for when we really want to keep things comfy.

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We haven’t even told you the best part yet. This Neieneiwu top is currently available in 26 different colors and patterns! There’s a nice selection of solids ranging from dark to light, but if you were looking for shades of camo, floral, leopard and even zebra, then you’ve found just the piece to make your dreams come true.

While some people tend to confuse “casual” with “lazy” or “boring,” this top proves that it doesn’t have to be either of those things. It can be fun, exciting and inspiring too — with no actual extra effort from you. The power of fashion is so real, and you’re witnessing it!

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Writing Style – The Differences Between Academic and Casual Writing

Everyone knows that you should write your term papers differently from your Facebook posts, and your journal submissions should be written differently than newspaper columns. What exactly are the differences between casual and academic writing? Between formal and informal writing?

The biggest difference

The single most important difference between casual writing and academic writing is style. That is, casual writing does not require you to adhere to any published style guide. Academic writing, or any formal writing for that matter, requires that you adhere to a style guide. Some schools and teachers will go so far as to specify which style guide to use.

What is a style guide?

A style guide is a manual, or document, that specifies a set of rules and standards, followed by writers to facilitate clear communication. The guide for EzineArticles.com is a web page that indicates how to write articles to be included in the EzineArticles directory, for instance. Each school and corporation can have its own, personalized style guide.

Main style guides do exist, however.

1. The Chicago Manual of Style was one of the first style guides published in the United States. Currently (as of 2010) in its 16th edition, this style guide first came out in 1906. People often refer to “the Chicago style,” but people also refer to it as CMS or CMOS.

2. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is in its sixth edition (as of 2010). This style guide was developed so professors and students could read papers more easily-and so comprehension was increased. APA Style calls for only two fonts in a paper, and the body of the paper must be written in Times New Roman 12 point. Underlining, bolding, and italics are permitted in some places.

3. The Elements of Style was written to help people write clearly. While the book has its critics, it is one of the shortest style guides.

4. The MLA Style Manual, 3rd edition, is the Modern Language Association’s style guide. First published in 1985, this manual is used by many universities, colleges, and students.

5. Microsoft wrote The Manual of Style for Technical Publication, and this document is used for internal and external Microsoft documentation.

Common style guide conventions vs. informal writing

Contractions

Generally, it is okay to use contractions (like it’s) in informal writing. Academic writing requires writing out both words.

Technical terms

If you are writing informally to a group of people in your same field, you might use technical terms frequently and never explain them. If you are writing to a group of people that have no relationship with your industry at all, you try to take the technical words out altogether. If you are writing academically, you must explain the term the first time you use it.

Active/Passive

This is not different between informal and academic writing. Most often, active sentences are better. Both the APA and the Chicago style guides concur with this.

Grammatical person

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Casual Clothes & Apparel For Males, Women & Children

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