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).
The slip dress has been in and out of fashion since the forties but I think it’s time to have it stay as a stay staple! Not only is this dress versatile but it can be dressed up or down and flatters evry type of figure out there! You can wear it dressed down and shorter with a tshirt under or over and sandals or sneakers. Dressed up you can throw on a longer version, put on a tiara and a faux fur or real fur jacket for a little bit of Courtney Love and it can go anywhere! New updates see this style made in new fabrics like lace and velvet for 2017. I have been looking for some that fit my curvy size for a while and was so happy to find two styles at Zara on sale! You will see me rocking these during NYFW! So please try them for yourselves!
Are you ready to ditch that gray shirt for floral prints or add lace detail? The fashion world thinks your ready! This summer try these less than masculine looks to get in touch with your feminine side.
Lovely in lace
Lace has been designated for female romantics so there is a surprise to see the once gothic black lace turn up in men’s fashion.
Surprisingly, white lace collars were all the rage for men and women in 1637. Some men even wore it with thier armor.
For a touch of lace in your wardrobe add items containing accents and stay away from all lace tops. That kind of daring is for more dandy guys.
It’s worth noting that men even in the 1600’s never wore all over lace…?.
Even though bermuda shorts have sported floral prints in monochromatic hues, these floral prints are alot more brighter.
The only thing these florals have that separate them from the ones women have been wearing season after season, more graphic (gives a more impression feel), smaller detail and a neutral background.
For a safe way to add these to your wardrobe, a tie or shorts. If you do feel daring, go for a blazer or pants.
Happy manly mondays,
In fashion week past, we saw alot of gender bending fashion that were attributed to the latest gender rights issues we face today. However, the intention, I am sure I won’t see you guys in skirts and dresses so I compiled a list of trends you can try without your mom thinking you are “batting for the other team” (?).
This trend taken from summery prints of women’s fashion has finally landed in menswear. Simplicity is key so please do not go all out. Another blogger suggested shirts only and I will follow suit (no pun here). To embrace the trend, try small prints because large prints will look like a Hawaiian holiday.
Balmain started this look combining army like vest with sandy hues. A look we covered at another show. We love the military nod and the neutral colors.
THAT 70’S SHOW
We love that fact bell bottoms are back but leave the lace top behind. Pair these fun jeans with your favorite band tee.
Spring is finally here and even though it bought freezing weather and snow from winter past, we are all still willing to break out the brights for a inner warm up. Hey, maybe it will feel less cold outside.
So what are the best trends for spring? We picked three trends anyone can add to thier wardrobe.
THE NEW WHITE SHIRT
This shirt has been a staple in our wardrobe for some time but this spring it gets a whole new makeover with bows, pleats and other frothy details. It is even re-imaged as a dress, gets a romantic vibe with lace and combines with the cold shoulder trend for a oh so sexy yet chic look.
We are calling this item the most versatile because you can keep it for use all year around.
All over denim like outfits give the effortless appeal of denim without the weight have already been spotted around the NYC in the few days of warmth we had early this month (we all thought the groundhog was on point but I guess even he can no longer predict the weather).
Dress are great but this trend is best with separates and pants are the easiest to get for this trend. Stock up now while this trend is on sale. I got a cool pant from NY&Co in January!
Still try this look for effortless cool.
BLOWN OUT PLAID
No longer for just the punk scene plaid gets a make over with larger print and lighter color scheme taking it from causal to chic. Try this look, as pants to change it up from its top only days on the grunge scene. We also are loving the dress!
So try these looks this spring and next up spring looks for men.
This spring pants are hanging at and below the waist with either exaggerated detail or a hint of pelvic bone we are all told are oh so pretty (possibly more of a sign of anerexia). Here are the two pants trends duking it out this spring and so opposite side of the spectrum that you just need to pick one ( read on and we will do it for you).
Paper bag waist
It’s back!!! This thin waist not belly friendly pant has made it back from the abyss. Because it accents the waist, it does allow for all the volume we are also seeing this season. Fun prints make it more versatile but really belongs in classic, casual or romance/vintage style mavens. This is not a tee shirt pant and will look sloppy. For plus size women without a belly, you can the look with a coordinating solid blouse (a la pic 1).
No belly friendly pant seem to be the trend this spring. If you find these pant too demanding, try denim look alikes and floral print styles. Of course, this pant is more workable, (if comfort is not your main concern or fit) you can wear longer shirts like in pic 3 to appear more slim and the drop waist will add length. This style is great for rockers and punks because leather pants already fit this way in the 90’s (did I mention it’s also back or maybe just finally).
As always if you try this trend, #pantfg on instragram and you could be featured!
Last week we talked about being more daring in fashion as one of our many new year’s resolutions (as well as the usual lose weight and wear more makeup). If silver shoes are not your thing, we have compiled a list of dress styles that we dimmed risky for everyday wear. So here is our list (and best fit strategies) for the most daring looks in dresses this year.
This trend has finally resurfaced! Most of us were too young to try this look so I am excited on its return. Here are some cardinal rules to make this trend work!
If you are busty, stay away from pic 1, v neck plus empire waist is a no-no. Instead go for scoop or square neck looks like pic 5 or 3.
If you have a belly or wide hips, pick a flow from the waist look like pic 4.
Length should be coordinated with height i.e. petites should go knee length and not longer. It will make you look shorter.
Finally, pay attention to your personal style. Stay neutral for classic (creams work as well), lace trims for romance, bright colors with corset features for punk or without the color for rockers, and for vintage stick to decoutage details.
Cold shoulder ruffles
This style is also back from the 90’s. We love the tie neck that thins the neck, the ruffles that hid flaws and the cold shoulder that broadens shoulders.
Of course if you are busty, pic 4 works because the ruffles conceals some and the elastic accents your waist.
Pic 5 is great for wide hips and thighs while giving the illusion of a larger bust.
Finally, try the pant suit variety if you have thin extremities like legs or arms.
Pay attention to the ruffles which increase and decrease in size when shopping this look. Accessories to make it your own but avoid necklaces because of the tie around neck feature.
Suede in the summer
This last one is a little out there if you live in a tropical environment. However, you can just pick separates if the dress is not feasible.
Length again depends on height except taller girls should go shorter and shorter girls should go longer.
For body flaws, try separates if you have wide hips or a belly because suede is so unforgiving. I suggest trying a suede skirt instead. (All pics courtesy of Elle).
As always if you try any of these looks #ddtfgb so we can see all your fab outfits and you could get on our instagram page!
We started last week we trying new trends from the runway in everyday life with our new shoe trends for 2016 (silver going from hooker chic to runway ready) and now we are looking at the latest trend – volume. Okay this trend has been around for hair stylist for years but do we really want our bodies to look fatter (although we are fine with our heads looking smaller). And how will our curvy sisters handle this new trend.
Here we dive into the latest fashion trend that just may never hit the streets without a little coaching from your favorite fashion blogger (me, I hope ?).
English balloon sleeves
Top, bottom or the entire sleeve, nothing says confident like defined arms (works for guys right?) If you have broad shoulder, stick to the first image and wear those balloon sleeves on the bottom. If you thin lower arms then the middle is your friend. Lastly, if you are plus sized, go for the entire sleeve because tops will compete with our breasts and bottom with your waistline.
*photo courtesy of stylecaster
I always loved hoop skirts (a throwback from the 50s housewife) and now it is back with even more volume. The length varies from midi to maxi so if you are short, wear the midi length; it will give you height. If you are plus size or tall, the looks above are great.
Extra tips on how to wear….
* Keep it streamline – wear sliming tops with the skirts or pants with the sleeves.
*Never wear them both together – you will look like a clown.
*Color and print is important with these looks – solids are easier to pair together than print.
*Try on multiple styles and see what looks best.
If you dared these voluminous looks, share with us on facebook or instagram and you could be featured. #TFGvolume
Yesterday we covered the brocade skirt as a go to party separate for the holidays. Today, pants are the next party look but not stiff as a board pants, the smooth touch and slight shimmer of satin pants.
The trick of these pants is to find the right width, length and style for your personal look. From cropped to wide leg, these pants are so versatile they fit into any one’s closet.
For classic, look for a tailored fitted look to mimic jeans without looking too casual. Pair with a blazer for an uptown look.
For rockers, look for neutral colors that have pockets and are wide at ankles. For punks, some styles come in bright colors.
For casual, follow the lead of classic but add a long tee to treat more like leggings.
For Glam, get one with exaggerated wide legs. I have several wide leg pants and love them (plus they are thigh friendly ?). Pair with any fitted top except peplum (and you know why).
For vintage, pair these pants with textiles and romance can add the other go to feature this holiday season – the ruffle shirt.
If you do try out saton pants @thefashiongoddessblog on instagram with #holidaypant and you could be featured on our instagram page.