Military is definitely no longer a trend. It somehow is always in vogue in some shape or form. We can go back to the bomber jackets, and of course recently the embroidered selections that graced every store window from Macy’s to Rainbow.
The feminizing of military has stopped but actually excelerated. New choices this summer boast even more female touches making military style more appealing to everyone.
If you hated this army green colored military staple, now is the time to change your mind. The new embroidery features create a unique look along with a change in silhouette create a softer jacket. [name drop designers here].
Valentino (left), Moschino (top right), Doc Martens (bottom right).
The patron saint of combat boots, Doc Martens has added feminine prints and little touches like a peep toe to make combat boots more versatile. We also like the swanky materials at Vans, Velvet is so of the moment right now. Other designers who have revisioned combat boots (at a hefter price) include Coach, Valentino and Moschino.
It’s the time of year for that feeling to shed your boring, stuffy work clothes and dip your feet in some warm sand with a cold beverage while wearing whatever you want; that my readers is Wanderlust! Though festival clothing are only reserved for Summer the accessory that goes with all that hippie flower child laid back wardrobe; the Wanderlust bag can be worn any season!This bag usually has tassels, beading, fringe and can be made from burlap, straw or even leather! The materials are endless and the bag has to have a global traveler feel to it. I love how this bag can carry a lot, is sturdy and can go with most outfits; and carrying it adds such a cool wild child feel to any ensemble. Here are my picks and all are under $50!
The beret has been popping up every season thus far so I think it’s safe to say it’s THE accessory for 2017. The beret is very versatile as you can wear, frilly, military and punk versions; they also go with any outfit. I love trying out new trends but sometimes you don’t have or don’t want you o spend the money on something you may wear a couple of times and then Poshmark it..So I have once again scoured the internet for these budget friendly styles and will be asking the lead designer of up and coming fashion label Dirty Celebrity; to make me a bigger crazier version that will fit my head because my braids don’t fit most standard sized hats ( with the exception of baseball caps).
I live in culottes since my legs are not a fan of tapered pants and are a great alternative to jeans while still having the comfort of sweat pants. Also, with the new culottes in different materials beyond lycra and spandex, you can now wear them for every occasion!!
- Wear with crop tops but stay away with tops with exaggerated details.
- Sweat shirts and sweaters are ok. The bulk of them are streamlined with fitted waistband and wristbands.
- Sleeve details are ok but not the exaggerated ones we saw earlier this year.
- These pants also come in jean material and can be worn with a tee shirt in any style.
So rock those culottes and send us pics at firstname.lastname@example.org of you rocking a pair and you could be featured on our instagram page!!
If you love comfy cute clothing that is size inclusive is your thing; then you will love British clothing company Lazy Oaf!
Started in London in 2001 by Illustrator and designer Gemma Shiel in her fathers garage; Lazy Oaf has spread like wild fire over all over the world due to Gemma’s kitschy prints, oversized fit and child like designs that cross all generations, shapes and sizes!
She also is known to collaborate and is currently working with Japanese labels Little Sunny Bites with their new Looney Tunes line and popular Esther Loves You line by illustrator Esther Kim..Prices are low to moderate with pieces starting at $23 and going up to $200 so there is something for everyone! Also there’s a men’s collection too! So Check the brand out at their UK based site that ships world wide ( www.lazyoaf.com).
Sometimes microtrends are great way to be different and sometimes, they are just weird. We lined up 3 micro trends this summer that may be a hit for you and a miss for others.
Yep, adults are rocking this trend on a micro level this spring! Crocs have come out with sequin sliders and paired with designers in order to come more relevant with adult consumers. We were surprised to see the shoes at Prada this past fashion week and yeah, it may be a trend worth trying out.
We have seen the low key mesh shirts in Urban Outfitter and Forever21 but this trend is asking us to bare more! We super wide holes, maybe it is time for a trip to LaPerla for some super chic unmentionables.
This super bright color is not easy to wear but is certainly worth trying if you can actually find it. If all over yellow is not your thing try separates.
Happy Friday (finally😧)
The summer is the worst time for makeup; the constant stream of sweat has us reapplying every 5 minutes but these makeup trends may be worth the effort.
3 Eye popping shadow trends
There is no surprise that three of the 5 trends has to do with eyeshadow. The eyes have been the vocal point of makeup for some time perhaps because the eyes are “the window to our souls”. In any case, these were the three most pratical runway looks for you to steal this summer and have fun reapplying:
In this look, we are adding 3 shades to the eyelid in contrasting warm and cool shades. The red and blue with gold overtones the model wears above gives her skintone a slight glow while accenting a cool undertone. I feel this look works best with primary colors but if you do play with orange, purple or green add thier primary cool friends (pair orange and green with yellow) around edges then follow with a cool color strip from brow to lid near corner of eye (try blue, orange and yellow).
Adding a shimmery eyeshadow to your bottom lid while your top lids remain natural seems so fresh. We would love to see gold on darker skin tones and bronze for those with a red undertone. We admit that silver seems a hard color to pull off but the model above has it down packed.
Using eyeliner in unusual ways is back in a big way from tribal looks to cat eye. This time, eyeliner is not just for corners but it is also used in that narrow corner between the eye and the nose. For a even more drastic look, use color eyeliner.
This trend has us all looking intially flushed. The idea is to add blush on a U shape from the cheek and up to the brow. The looks above are subtle enough that anyone can pull it off. For darker skin tones, use a bronzer with pink highlights to get a similar effect.
The trick here is to be completely nude in eyeshadow and lips then adding a shine stick to illuminate cheeks. I think this look will be the easiest to maintain through out the summer.
Happy Hump Day
For the past several years people have been looking for small pieces to go with the exaggerated features of clothing (most recently, sleeves were added to this list) but with the return of simple styles like a new cold shoulder and loose blouse styles; big is having a moment.
So here is a rundown of the jewelry trends we are all be rocking this summer, on the beach and in the office:
Givenchy chose a Quartz Slice for his statement piece.
These new updated looks are more subdued then past styles relaying on bulk chains and oversized pendants as focal points. There are also more likely to feature stones than the metal counterparts in the 90s.
How to wear:
- Keep the top simple and stay away from exaggerated features (like those statement sleeves)
- Keep neckline high, too low and clevage will fight for attention. Why bother wear a necklace?
- Stay away from layering, too much clothes ruins the look.
We love statement earrings because they are the easiest trend to wear. This time, earrings are less about sparkle and more about color, shape and form. The idea is to make an artistic expression.
How to wear:
- No hair accessories
- Try to keep hair away from face with a sleek pony or a bun. Braids work as well for a more adventurous look.
- Finally, be cautious about weight and size. If you have small lobes, stick to plexiglass varieties because they are lighter.
Tired of the same boring sunglasses? I am too! Sunglasses will always be a staple no matter what season we are in as sunny days spread across all seasons; but they don’t get as much design attention as do handbags or hats so I was happy to see geometric shaped sunglasses all over the European runways recently and had to put together a collage of my fave shapes I think can work for any face shape and size! Hope you enjoy and take my guide with you on your next shopping excursion..Tell us what you picked!