Category Archives: What’s Happening in the Fashion Industry

Fall Essentials

1. Boots As the cooler weather moves in, boots are a closet staple whether it be riding boots, ankle boots, combat boots, or even rain boots.

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2. Tights

Get them in multiple patterns, materials, and colors. That way, you aren’t restrained to wearing pants all winter. Pair them with knee high or thigh high socks to stay a little warmer.

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3. Oversized Knits

Throw some oversized knits on over some pants and you are good to go. It really is that simple. Throw an oversized cardigan over a dress or a fitted shirt and button it up, or don’t.

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4. Button-downs

Throw on a button-down over a t-shirt or tank to layer or wear it by itself buttoned up. Throw a sweater on top and let the collar pop out if more layers are needed.

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5 rules of spring

Despite constant sneezing and endless allergy medicine, you should live by these 5 fashion rules in order to be survive the spring season.

1) Statement necklaces – Celebrities and fashion bloggers alike are gearing up with their statement necklaces. Try pairing a blouse with a bold chunky necklace. Wearing a plain gold or silver necklace with a colorful dress works for a simpler and more elegant look. For the budget-friendly, Forever 21 and H&M both have fashionable options for under $10.

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2) Wedges – Wedges and sandals are the most popular choices of shoes to wear for a nice sunny afternoon stroll in the park. Luckily, wedges can be worn with practically any outfit that comes to mind, whether it be floral dresses or shorts and a nice top. As an added bonus, wedges won’t kill your feet after a day’s worth of walking as five inch Louboutins would.

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3) Casual graphic tee – A casual graphic tee paired with colored jeans offer a less girly feel to the edgier girls out there. This outfit is relaxed enough for a simple day or picnic at the park.

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4) Mixed Prints – Polka dots and hearts make for very popular choices on prints for spring clothing. For the chillier spring days, wear a printed sweater over a chambray shirt or blouse for a cute, yet warm layered look. Wearing these pieces together pulls a sophisticated look together for school or the office.

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5) High-waisted shorts – Girls around the country love high-waisted shorts, either denim or printed. These shorts bring back a retro, vintage look without looking sleazy. High-waisted shorts are often paired with white crop tops and tanks as well as cropped sweaters or blouses.

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Coachella Fashion 2014

April: the time of the year when spring starts, birds sing louder, bees sting, and allergies creep up on us. Sounds terrific, right? Don’t worry, April has its many perks and one of them is the highly anticipated annual Coachella Festival.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert. The event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculpture exhibits.

As many enjoy the music that top charts artists  as well as growing bands artists perform, dressing at Coachella is an important factor. Although there is no set rule on how you dress, it would be pretty awkward walking around in just simple jeans and t-shirts. There’s an unwritten law for Coachella dressing and I can sum it up in two words: Mega Hippie

.Not only has the music festival become a model’s playground but it’s also a place where celebrities can flaunt their personal Coachella 2014 fashion when they’re not on the red carpet.Stars like Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Vanessa Hudgens and more have shown and proven to fans that they are true Coachella queens and understand the two word rule for fashion.

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Whether you are a celebrity or are  merely going to Coachella to have fun and see your favorite band live, always remember to try dressing  in maxi skirts, flower crowns, sandals, to bring out that inner free you, and of course, don a great smile. Fashion at Coachella is huge and adds to the atmosphere of an outstanding festival.

 

Leather and Lace

Who says you can’t be girly with a splash of edgy?

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With fashion trends evolving faster than one can keep up with, there are a variety of new trends each season. One of the biggest trends that never seems to go out of style is layering. In fact, mixing different elements such as fabric weights and textures is the recipe for beautiful layering. Now what, per se, is the best type of layering there is to create a wonderful fashion trend?

The answer is “leather and lace.” Face it; it’s the perfect combination of sweet innocence mixed with a dark, edgy vibe.

YouTuber and fashion blogger Evelina Barry knows what’s up when it comes to pairing leather with lace.

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“It creates the perfect balance of an edgy city girl that is confident in her style,” said Barry in one of her Fashion Cafe blog posts. Black and white do not necessarily have to be boring, at least not when you have colorfully dyed hair like Barry. Her lavender locks give a splash of color to her black and white outfits.

So what happens if you search up ‘leather and lace’ on fashion sites like Pinterest? You get tons of pins that revolve around leather and lace incorporated into one clothing piece; layering a leather jacket on top of a lace dress, which is how most fashionistas like to pair the frill and daring pieces.

 

 

From knee highs to thigh highs, socks complete outfits

Image courtesy of Youtuber Alexa LoseyJust like a flannel, various types of socks can be used to complete an outfit.

Is it winter but you want to wear a skirt? Throw on sheer black tights. Are you wearing shorts but want to go edgier? Pair some black knee highs with combat boots.

It doesn’t really matter the weather, because socks are super versatile when it comes to fashion.

When you think of the word socks, a mental image of white cloths that go over your feet appears. However, the fashion industry has taken a level up when it comes to the term socks.

Knee high socks or thigh high socks are currently favorites to most fashion gurus. They are completely versatile with its different lengths and designs, making them easy to complete any outfit.

One of the easiest ways to style knee highs is by wearing a dress. As long as the socks don’t clash with your outfit, you’re good to go.

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Most fashion gurus tend to style boots or platform heels with the same color as their tights or knee highs to create an illusion of longer legs.

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Besides dresses and skirts, you can also wear knee highs or thigh highs to make an outfit edgier. To accomplish that, just wear shorts instead of skirts and pair with black socks. On your feet, you may wear combat boots and even tie a flannel around your waist to make your style more edgy-chic.

 

Overall, socks can play a huge role in styling your outfits the right way. Even if they are not long enough to peek out of your boots or keep your legs warm when wearing a skirt or shorts, there are also ankle socks that can still be worn to complete an outfit.

Ruffles peaking out of your high top Converse are also cute and wearable.

If all the fashion gurus are sporting knee highs, chances are that they know what knee highs are a huge fashion trend to follow.