These shoes, once thought to be higher end flip flops, have finally hit the ground running this spring. Check out our style guide to learn how to wear it.

By Yvette E

Sometimes its hard to incorporate a trend into your wardrobe seamlessly so we created a style guide to help.

We picked a few styles and created outfits around each one.

Romance

Rather its a skirt or a dress, full width is a hit with these shoes. We added a boho romo look as well for all you festival babes.

Casual

The jean trend is really big this spring so pairing this look with the on trend shirt dress in denim is laid back and trendy.

Classic

Streamline the look with skinny jeans and the perfect jacket. Add accessories that are neutral for a comfy look.

Alternative

The only look which wears these shoes without socks, adding ripped jeans, and a moto jacket makes this look edgy.

Are you rocking a pair of tevas? Tag us or #tfgteva and you could be featured on our instagram page.

Happy Humpday! ๐Ÿ’‹

Sneakers are always on trend but if you want some new looks, try these shoes that debuted on the runway for spring 2019.

By Yvette E

Dad sneakers have been the forefront of fashion for 3 seasons. Finally this year, we are shaking things up with a look at other laid back shoes.

Leather Espadrilles

These shoes are just as laid back as sneakers but have the ability to dress up an outfit, look for them in basket weave and lattice weaves for a more grown up laid back look.

Oxfords

Who doesn’t love these laced up shoes? I have several in my closet and so should you! For a shake up, look for them in clothe and leather hybrids or in colorful patchwork. Black oxfords are always in style as well.

Logo slides

These shoes are in trend for both sexes so they make a great coupling purchase. Make sure the logo is in neutral color as well as the slides to wear with more outfits.

As always, tag us if you try any of these looks with your own laid back style and you could be featured on our instagram page.

Happy Monday! ๐Ÿ’‹

Straw bags get a rockstar makeover in 2019! Here are 3 ways to wear them!

By Yvette E

Fringe for days

We love the wildness of these bags with the raffia playfully attached to the sides! Interestingly, the base of the bag isn’t always raffia so make sure your not spending money on burlap which is lose weaved and can fall apart easily.

OOTD #1

The new scarf print trend is the best way to dress up the bag and pairing simple sandals. The bag becomes the statement.

This look is best for classic dressing.

OOTD #2

Drawstring tapered pants are so right now and they can easily be paired with a bralette or tank for an easily look.

This look can be alternative or casual based on the top chosen.

OOTD #3

Lace in all colors are in style this spring and they will look lovely with these bags. To make it more beach, add a bright bikini under a lace mini dress.

Happy second sunday! ๐Ÿ’‹

It’s only going to get colder so it’s time to think about gloves, hats and other things to keep us warm. Luckily for you we wrote a guide.

By Yvette E

Colored tights

It is finally okay to wear tights in the winter so no bare legs this year. For extra warmth, layer over a fleece lined legging or a thermal and look fashionable while doing so. And don’t do what the girl in the picture did..matching shoes and tights are on the naughty list.

Bright leather gloves

Add some color to your neutral outfit with these bright leather gloves. Layer the finger less gloves with a neural wool for extra warmth.

Fur scarf

Super cute and in so many colors, these scarfs are a statement worth the investment. Faux fur is also available at places like Asos and Anne Taylor.

Belt bags

Replacing the fanny pack this fall is this awesome mini bag that attaches to your belt. Some even come with a belt! Wear over your coat for a chic vibe.

Logo Knit hats

Logos on everything is back and what better way to show your love for a brand then to wear it on your head!

As always, if you wear one of these looks #tfgww and you could be featured on our Instagram page!!

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Just like clothes spaning so many trends this fall so have shoes but not all should make it into your closet. We pick a shoe for every style for comfort and out of the box.

By Yvette E

CLASSIC

For you the loafer trend has staying power and that is true this fall as well. Locally, the female loafer still fills current but we suggest mixing it up with a tapestry print this fall.

CASUAL

Ugly dad sneakers will be your got to trend this fall but add some lux to your jeans and tees with this Western themed boots. Go for a black variety for a subtle look.

ROMANCE

Mary Janes are back but don’t you always wear them. Even with the new stacked heel and mutiple strap varieties this fall, you should try something new. Try technicolor hued shoes with turn of the century features like curved heels and buckles.

ALTERNATIVE

Rather you are punk, goth or rocker, those hiking boots that are so hot right now are probably already in your closet. To try something new, switch to the new mary janes that are on the runway right now.

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Not every trend is for everyone. It’s ridiculous that a workout queen wants to add a moto jacket to her wardrobe because it’s on trend. To help filter all the noise on all trends that dropped this fall, we are picking 5 of every trend category that anyone can wear.

by Yvette E

I was sitting next to fellow writer, Eva E, when she got into a conversation with the woman behind her. The woman wanted a moto jacket but admitted to being a Classic dresser. When Eva asked why she wanted to step out of her comfort zone, she admitted she wanted to look cool and trendy.

There is a pressure of conformity in the air this year and we are guilty of buying an item on trend and then to ashamed to return it. There it festers til gifted to a friend or resold at a great lost.

So here we are to save you all time and energy, we picked the 5 Accessories trends that everyone can add to their closet no matter what their style. This is one in a 5 part series that will cover clothes, shoes, handbags and coats. So without further ado…drum roll๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ

The Best Necklace

We have a tie between thin chain and the charm necklace. We love the barely there look of thin chain and a simple choice in metal can makes it versatile.

The charm Necklace is similar to the thin chain but with the charms, it seems great for dressy occasions.

The best hair accessory

We choose the snap clip because you can get it at any price and any look. From a simple black to a pricey sterling silver with pearl accents, this piece is worth stocking up on this fall.

The best earrings

Mismatched and single earrings trends are the worst. Instead, reach for these simple earring style, Circles. We are not just talking hoops here; think medallions for the ears, anything round. Mix it up with alternative materials so it fits in your aesthetic.

The best bracelet

Fall 2018 trend - cuffs

Courtesy of glowsy.com

So finally, we made it to bracelets. Even though piling it on is back on trend, we recommend to skip this trend unless you already have 30 bracelets at your beck and call. Instead reach for a simple cuff to add a twist to your wardrobe.

The best hand accessory

Courtesy of glowsly.com

Rings are not the accessory for fall so reach for gloves this fall in neutral tones. Camel, red or black colors are readily available.

Remember your dress code is your identity, why change it?

Happy Friyay ๐Ÿ’‹

Sometimes the easiest way to incorporate new trends into your wardrobe is to embrace an of-the-moment accessory. This week we take 5 fall Accessories and tell you how to add them to your wardrobe.

By Yvette E

To incorporate the corset belt into your wardrobe, consider three things:

  1. Your personal style – if you do not feel comfy and cool in anything skip the trend.
  2. Material – These belts come in various shapes and sizes. It is best to consider the material because it will be the most important feature.
  3. Appearance – Of course, too many metal features will appear gothic or rocker but if you want a metal feature without the rock star vibe, try one with buckle accents.

Classic

For classic dressers, this single belt buckle feature and unusual shape is a great addition to any wardrobe. The main points here are minimal design features, attention to shapes and material. To glam up the look, go for caramel hues or suede materials while sticking to minimal features.

Casual

Softer fabrics will be the best fit for you because it doesn’t look stiff and contrived. There are several fabric choices but since you live in denim, this corset belt is best for you. The takeaway is to choose softer materials with minimal accents when choosing a corset belt.

Romance/Vintage

An obi corset belt is like wearing a bow around your waist! The takeaway is to look for belts with girly accents like ruffle trim, lace or curvy shapes.

Glam

Sparkle is a must-have for you so a strappy number in metallic makes the statement look even better. The takeaway is too look for bold colors and spaces between layers so your outfit is still the star of the show.

Punk/Rock

This trend is for you and anything goes. Try the actual corset look with grommet detail but if you want to go beyond what is expected, try ones with zipper or stud accents as well. The takeaway is the sky’s the limit!

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Putting veils on fedoras, beanies and fascinators are a huge trend but unknown to designers is the veil instantly changes how the hat is worn. Here are 3 tips on making the most of veiled hats!

by Yvette E

Putting veils on fedoras, beanies and aviator fascinators are a huge trend but unknown to designers is the veil instantly changes how the hat is worn. A common mistake is to style it the same way you would without the veil but the veil itself is now the focal point. Here are 3 tips to make the most of these hats this fall.

FACE SHAPE

There has been alot of focus on face shape these days and hat fit. Since I have an oval shaped face, alot of hats look good on me. If you are unsure what hat fits you stick to the veiled beanie. If it more important to fit your style:

  • Punk/Goth – beanie
  • Classic – Fedora
  • Romance/Vintage – Fascinators
  • Super Chic – Shoot for the moon

HAT HAIR

In the opening picture, there isn’t much focus on hair style but in actuality, each hat calls for something different.

For veiled fedoras, a bang and bun combination would suit the hat better while a side braid will fit veiled beanie. A wide curved brim calls for alot of side volume like the hat in the opening picture by John Galliano.

If you have short hair, play with extensions to enhance the hat and pull focus to the face. Also, wearing drop earrings are a great way to add volume to a close fitting hat.

MAKEUP

So what about makeup? As seen, keep eye makeup to a minimum since the veil can smear it.

Try to add color to your cheeks to define your jawline.

You notice that all the hats have a neutral lip but that is not a necessary. Your lipstick should be your signature and it’s okay to wear an all day wear of a bright color.

Happy Friyay and the longgggg weekend!

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Hello Readers!

Itโ€™s been a while since we chose a specific luxury designer item and tried to find itโ€™s match. Fakes should never be an option (and I wonโ€™t preach to you all the reasons why when you can google it if you are interested) as there are so many small businesses that create well made pieces that look just as good as the real thing and will cost a fraction of the high end designer. I decided to first choose the Hatbox bag as it has been all over the runways and is a cool unique shape that can dress up any outfit. St. Laurent is made of calfskin ( which I know isnโ€™t vegan friendly) while the Lux De Ville dupe( which I own the glitter purple version of so can attest to its well made and beautiful craftsmanship) is made of vegan leather and has a quilted spider web design..FYI the bag of the Luxe De Ville bag is solid black in the back so if you donโ€™t like the spider web u can flip it to the back and also remove the skull keychain that comes with it.

Enjoy,

Eva

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