The New Dos And Donts of Buying Clothes

Buying clothes is an exciting past time for many people, almost a hobby! With the sheer amount of colourful, quirky clothing being put out today, it’s hard not to want to buy something brand new every week. However, this can often leave you with a wardrobe overflowing with clothes, yet feeling like you have nothing to wear. Why? Because people are blindly following trends, wearing something once, and then realizing they didn’t like it enough to wear it again!

Here, we’re going to give you the new dos and don’ts of buying clothes, so you can finally love your wardrobe!


Don’t Go For Throw Away Fashion

Throw away fashion refers to cheap fashion that is everywhere today; all over social media, and even being promoted by reality TV stars. Throwaway fashion is just that; clothing that you want to throw out soon after you buy it, because you no longer like it or it is low quality.

Do Buy High Quality Clothing

Buying high quality clothing doesn’t mean always buying designer, it just means knowing what to look for in a piece that is truly going to stand the test of time.

Don’t Forget To Check That An Item Is Genuine

If you do decide to purchase a designer item, make sure you wait until you can be sure the item is genuine. You can find helpful articles on how to spot a fake designer watch if you’ve been hunting for a timepiece, and there are many similar articles depending on what it is you’re looking to buy.

Do Buy Second Hand

Second hand clothes can be found on selling sites like Depop, and they can be great if you want to save some cash while getting your hands on some quality goods! Many designer goods and vintage goods are unique and make a great addition to any wardrobe.

Don’t Forget To Check Out Independent Clothing Boutiques and Sellers

Don’t forget to think outside of the box, and outside of the high street to find some awesome clothes, like on clothing boutique sites from independent sellers.

Do Make Sure You Absolutely Love Everything You Buy

You shouldn’t buy something if you don’t absolutely love it. Become more self aware and know when you’re buying for the sake of it. If something is off about the fit, the colour, or something else isn’t quite right, don’t buy it.

Don’t Forget To Assess Your Wardrobe And Style Regularly So You Know What Looks Great On You

Make sure you assess your wardrobe and what has worked and what hasn’t worked so you get a good idea of what to buy and what to stay away from in future.

Do Follow Your Own Personal Style

Figure out your own personal style by creating mood boards and colleges!

Don’t Buy Clothes That Can’t Be Mixed And Matched

Most of your clothes should work well together, so if something won’t mix and match you probably shouldn’t buy it. Remember, you can create a unique look by mixing many different colours and patterns. Having a ‘signature’ colour throughout your wardrobe can help you to do this.

New Balenciaga Triple S Debuts in Bold Blue & Orange Colorway

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Brand: Balenciaga

Model: Triple S

Key Features: The upper is constructed out of mesh and calf leather with a suede trim. There are pull-tabs on the tongue and heel, while a bulky, tricolor rubber outsole gives the sneaker its signature chunky look.

Release Date: Available now

Price: $895

Buy: Select retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman

Editor’s Notes: Balenciaga’s ever-popular Triple S silhouette returns in a bold new blue and orange colorway with bright red detailing.

Following the equally eye-catching black/gray/volt colorway released in the summer, this version goes back to the model’s original panelling on the upper with a big side logo.

Considered by many to be the king of “dad shoes,” the Triple S doesn’t usually sit on shelves for long. So, if you’re planning to cop this particular colorway, you’d better move quick via the preorder link below.

To stay updated on everything happening in the sneaker world, follow @Highsnobietysneakers on Instagram, check our sneaker release date calendar, and subscribe to our sneaker chatbot on Facebook to receive lightning quick updates to your inbox.

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This Mars-Inspired PUMA Thunder Is Exclusive to Sneakerness Paris

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Brand: PUMA

Model: Thunder “Astroness”

Key Features: A chunky upper sits atop an extra-thick midsole and features a pull tab on both the tongue and the heel of the shoe. The sneaker comes in a Mars-inspired colorway featuring pops of bright orange.

Release Date: September 15 & 16

Price: $150

Buy: Sneakerness Paris at the Cité de la Mode et du Design

Editor’s Notes: To celebrate Sneakerness Paris 2018, Francky B, the man behind the event, has teamed up with PUMA for a special-edition version of the German sportswear giant’s popular Thunder silhouette.

Dubbed the “Astroness,” the sneaker pack’s colorway was inspired by an encounter with Marseille rapper, Alonzo. Marseille is known as Mars to its residents and, as Francky B talked to Alonzo a common theme became clear: the future, space exploration, and the year 2054.

The PUMA Thunder line is the brand’s chunky, on-trend sneaker that was created (in part) as a homage to PUMA’s past collaborations with Alexander McQueen.

The retro-inspired sneaker includes a heavy use of orange. That color, of course, is a nod to Mars and the orange spacesuits worn by the First NASA shuttle crews.

Check out the sneaker above and make sure to pick up a pair at Sneakerness Paris on September 15 and 16. The pack is exclusively available at Sneakerness and limited to 201 pairs, so if you want one you’ll have to be quick.

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How Can A Computer Read?

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There have been loads of major developers in the world of technology over the last couple of decades. Computers have gone from being machines which cost a small fortune and take up the better part of a room, to being devices which can be carried in your pocket. New tools have been invented, software systems have come in leaps and bounds, and, as an area which not a lot of people expect, they’ve also learned how to read. To give you an idea of how this works, this post will be exploring the area, going through the main functions at play and the work they can be used for.

To begin, it’s time to think about the sort of reading a computer can do. They will usually find printed text the easiest, but this is only because it is neat. If you are able to write in a very orderly way, you will also find that these machines will understand your writing, and this is a very powerful tool for someone taking notes all the time. The technology behind this ability isn’t even that complicated.

The Hardware: In most cases, a simple camera is all which will be required to start reading all manner of writing. These devices can capture images as incredibly high resolutions, nowadays, making text very clear, while also creating files which all computers are able to look at. Alternatively, people will also use scanners for this, though these devices aren’t as common as the cameras which can be found on mobile phones. Any computer, ranging from gaming machines to your smartphone, will be able to run a device like this.

The Software: Along with the hardware, it’s also worth thinking about the software being used for this. A computer doesn’t read like a human, taking in whole words all at once. Instead, it has to start by deciphering each letter, and this is often handled by a complex algorithm. Once the letters make sense, the machine will be able to use a database similar to those used by spellcheck tools to figure out which words are on the paper.

There are a lot of uses for this sort of technology. For people travelling the world, these systems can be tied to translation tools, giving you the power to instantly understand road signs, travel documents, and other information which comes in the form of another language. Along with this, document verification companies are also using computer-based reading to do their jobs. You can thwart fraud with Jumio, and this is partly thanks to its ability to pick up data from normal text. Of course, over time, the uses for technology like this will blossom more and more.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder to understand modern technology and the way that it works. Not a lot of people think about tools like this, even when they are using them. This is a shame, though, as learning about security is very important, and reading is soon to be a very big part of it.

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