Quirky always comes out swinging hard in Summer and this year stores like Dolls Kill and Forever 21 rolled out multiple junk food themed accessories and clothing with the latter doing multiple licensed collaborations. I am obsessed with junk food and dessert themed clothing and accessories and love putting together such looks ( I am a diabetic who can’t always eat what I want; but I can wear what I want!) So I decided to put together some head to toe looks all in the same junk food theme in Men’s, women and Curvy so we can all look live our best odd ball lives!
First up is women; I found these super cute hot Cheetos pieces and just had to put them all together!
It may be hot but festival wear isn’t what you should be reaching for on this family friendly holiday. We picked outfits to try for the fourth.
by Yvette E
Tee & Shorts
From Express, we are loving this look for men with a color from the flag and a printed tee. We love a small print that’s not too obvious. The statute of liberty is repeated throughout the shirt.
Don’t get a flag print or anything that has the date on it; you could wear it again for other country-centric holidays.
Red and white stripes are subtle enough to wear after the 4th of July is over. Pair with a pant to look cool and comfortable.
Jeans and a Polo
Nothing says relaxed more then a pair of jeans and pairing it with a polo or henley makes it sophisticated.
If you try any of these outfits, #tfg4th and you could be featured on our page.
Happy Monday! 💋
Zara’s semi-annual sale has started and we are all flocking to the stores but for some people, it’s still too pricey.
By Yvette E
When Primark beats TopShop into the ground it is time to look at the global economy.
We like clothes but the range from low to high makes it hard to keep up with trends and your bills.
In the early 2000’s, Zara and H&M entered the US market where Forever 21 was the reigning champion in affordable trendy clothes and Target started doing designer collabs. That was then. The economy has slide alot since then and with the average single person just making $20,500 a year in the US, Zara is out of reach.
No wonder Topshop is leaving the US market and another even lower brand and its biggest competitor in the UK has arrived, Primark.
Primark prices items under $20 in the UK and under $30 stateside with a store in NJ and one in Brooklyn.
That’s cheaper then Forever21! Still, don’t look for trendy items but staples like statement tees or basic home care needs. We did snag thier Harry potter collab at the Brooklyn location where prices topped off at $12!
Been to Primark? Show us your haul by tagging us in your posts – tfgnyc.
It’s finally here and we have the three accessories to make it easier.
By Yvette E
While men are finally embracing straw hats, women have taken to the bucket hat in fun and unexpected patterns.
While larger lenses are dominating men fashion, the kitten is the go to sunglasses for women.
The Better Flip flop
With softer soles and no thongs, comfort and style is key. Pick up these TEVA-like sandals at every major retailer.
Happy Hump Day!💋
The decline of topshop who closed its 5th Ave flagship last week is due to one thing and it’s shocking.
By Yvette E
courtesy of jazebel.com
After hearing a rumor that topshop was modeling its clothes from Japanese designers ( where they earned the name “Chopshop”), I decided to no longer support the brand but I wasn’t alone.
Other then decling sales, the biggest problem that put an ax in the head of investors was 33 percent decline in profit and not because topshop sales were poor (only sliding 1.3%) but high overhead and…no online presence. Yep, once the stores closed..the retailer wasn’t making money.
Today, people talk about active moneymaking which means you keep making money even when you sleep. Without an online presence, Topshop wasn’t making money once the store closed. Topshop will be selling items with online retailer, ASOS (who is also experiencing a decline in sales for not establishing an offline presence and poor wearhouse conditions).
Despite closing 50 stores that have not been renovated in years, Topshop will still have over 400 stores with a massive lease overhead that is eating into its profits while its top competitors have less then 100 (Zara has 66 stores worldwide).
So let me know..when was the last time you went to Topshop?
Tag us or #TFTS to show us your topshop remix and maybe they will get some ideas.
P.S. All US stores will be closed by August.
Fast fashion retailer, Topshop moves out and active wear brands are moving in.
By Yvette E
Puma has no local stores in NY area.
Topshop is closing their 5th ave location in just 10 days. Across the street are signs of Puma and Vince. (a liesure athletic brand) are coming this summer.
Vans and 5 & below also set up shop on the once iconic street know for high end retailers. Now you will need to make a trip to SOHO or the Upper East Side on Madison Ave to visit them.
Athough, Saks is still in the area, they are now the only place on the strip you can get highend brands.
The problem, raising rents which drove Lord & Taylor to close and company WeWork to take over the lease.
Couple that with higher paycheck federal taxes and the dual state taxes, it’s getting to expensive to wear your hobby or wear work clothes (high end designers supply niether).
So what do you think will be the next phase of 5th ave?
Happy Humpday 💋
would you wear a sheer shirt for spring? If you’re confident enough to go shirtless..it just may work for you.
By Yvette E
The sheer shirt trend has finally hit the male runway and we are obsessed. Plus we love the every day bods of the male models suggesting lean bodies can rock this trend.
If you do try it out #tfgsheer and you could be featured on our Instagram and facebook page.
The sale shrouded in mystery is finally revealed.
By Yvette E
Small Scarfs are $75 despite stating small Accessories were 60% off. Also all wallets are $99 dollars despite the sign stating otherwise.
So here are a few pics from the sale:
Unpredictable weather may get you down but the fashion industry is capitalizing on it.
By Yvette E
Knitwear was once a season affair starting in September and ending in February while fading to a bright cropped number but that has changed.
I walked into Zara and saw those cropped sweaters on sale til the middle of April and I am not the only one noticing it.
The Telegraph wrote back in 2017:
Did you pack away your summer clothes and reinstate your winter warmers come the end of September? Nope, me neither.
I think I unpacked my winter wardrobe 6 times this year and still have sweaters in the wash. Here brings me to the point of this article. It is time to build a seasonless wardrobe. We have 3 items that we believe will take you from hot to cold (today’s low is 58, high 73) in one shot.
I was surprised to see Marie Claire toting the turleneck as Spring wear even though I just wore one a couple of days ago. If the weather won’t peak pass 75, it’s a good option.
The cardigan was said to have return about 3 years ago but for me and most of uppercrust society, they never went out of style.
Add this item to your bag for hot days (80s) and cooler nights (60s).
Light Cropped sweater
These sweaters have replaced the sweater vest and come with or without sleeves.
Look for fun prints to add a pop of color to your wardrobe.
The future does seem unisex when you look at these seasonless fashion concepts.
This is a style file for the guys. The runway was filled with mismatched prints so we compiled a how to guide on getting the look right.
By Yvette E
We usually don’t do style files in a row but our readers seem to love it.
So how does one mix prints right? Try these three ways:
- Match the colors within the prints like our Asian model (second from right).
- Match a busy print with a subdued print like our middle guy.
- Or play it safe with a neutral and print combo which I view as cheating..😉.
Any way you happen to utilize this trend remember, it’s all about color so don’t do neutrals instead pick a color out of the print (don’t be yellow shirt guy or far right guy).
I will be showcasing some great looks on our Instagram (@tfgnyc) as more do’s and Don’ts will be highlighted.
As always if you think you are an awesome mix master..#tfgmm and you could be featured.
Happy Hump day!💋