Summer is not over yet! And even though beaches in NY close after labor day weekend, some of us have access to beaches all year long. On a recent twitter conversation, some women were looking for a modest swimsuit. We heard the cries and we give you an alternative to a burkini, the swim dress.
Okay, the swim dress was once plus size fanfare but it has trickled up to all sizes. The styles still varies with backless features, stripy accents and the occasional sheer panels.
We love this yesstyle.com one because the netting feature looks so goth and has total bust coverage.
Want a longer silhouette? Free country’s swim dress grazes the knee.
So no need to run to Amazon for a Muslim swimsuit. Sears will do just fine.
Happy Friyay and enjoy the beach as much as you can…
Wearing white after Labor Day is no longer a fashion no no but wearing the color past fall into winter is like wearing camouflage in the snow. So here are some tips to rock a trend that may be on its was to becoming a wardrobe staple.
Tip # 1
Never wear All White
As we said, snow camouflage is not a thing. Break up that white outfit with cream hues and add some texture with a sweater.
Add a pop of color
Your bag and other accessory should pop. The statement of a bright bag during the darker hues of fall stand out while a white bag gets lost.
Play with Silhouettes
Pairing billowing styles with clean lines, adds dimension to your outfit. Stick to a neutral palette so the white is still the focus of the outfit. Introduce outerwear like caplets to your closet for extra glam appeal.
Pastels are neutral when wearing white
If color is not your thing (you live in black), try light pastel hues of darker colors like lavender or pink. Yes, get out of your comfort zone but not a shocking as a red bag.
(spending this weekend at the beach)
It is always so odd that during the hottest days of the year, we wear the longest dresses. So how do we beat the heat and still rock these summer staples? Here are a few maxi dress styles that will keep you cool all day long.
So chic these styles allow for a seamless transition from day to night without overheating in the day. If too sheer, layer with a slip dress or just buy one that comes with a slip.
Lace it up
With Eli Sabb and Burberry sending these styles down the runway, they are worth the investment. Plus take deep tones from summer to winter with a chunky sweater and sweater leggings! Double duty!
So time to go shopping (like we need an excuse 😄)
Happy Hump Day,
Okay, it is finally hot outside and we have waited all year for this heat. However, the long winter has made us over buy sweaters and we feel have to default our summer outfits. Tees, Tanks, Shorts and the dreaded flip flop. Never fear, we are here to give 3 tips to look chic in out weather!
A coverup is not just for the beach
Tip #1 means using that coverup to chic up that tank and short combination. Use a long duster ovee jeans and a t-shirt for a elongated long that adds height.
This tip looks best with skirts but you can add lace to any tank top to add chic to your outfit. You can even pair it with shorts and leather sandals!
Ditch the jeans
Okay, this could be the most drastic tip ever cuz well what else do we have in our closets? Soft fabric pants breath easier and keep you cooler plus with prints, colors and so many patterns. Scared? Try a lighter denim colored pants first!
Happy Hump Day..
(courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar )
It has long been believed that fringe and sequin were for special occasions but for Spring that usual night wear makes a daytime debut.
From feathery accents to hair like applications beyond the standard edge, we can see this look on every style:
- Classic – try the all over subtle fringe (as seen in middle above) in tops or bottoms.
- Punk/Rock has been wearing fringe for years so you really do not need my help (😉)
- Romance think boho and go for edge looks like at Versace (left).
- Vintage go for the top metallic fringe with the glammers for a 70s look.
If anyone tries the monster fringe please at me on instagram (@tfgnyc) cuz I just need to see this in #IRL.
Happy hump day,
We wrapped up our trip to Japan just in time for more snow in the Northern US (hopefully the last one).
We covered what to wear between season but what do you wear to a season unlike any of the past?
No wonder that crop sweaters have come down every spring runway!! Here are some tips when April showers turn into April snow storms that kill May flowers:
Get some sexy rain boots
Rain boots can double has snow boots especially when the snow is mostly slush or a few inches. Also, it will not be as cold as winter (even at 39 degrees). Shop outlet retailers like Nordstrom Rack to find great pairs for over 50% off!!
Get a rain trench with style
Trench coats never go out of style!! You may be tempted to just wear your waterproof winter coat but hey, it’s spring..ish. Remember to get one with a hood so you can ditch the umbrella.
Chic nylon bags are better than coated canvas and leather like bags when it comes to standing up to rainy weather!
Now that spring is finally near, we can look forward to more skin baring looks. But the weather outside tells a different tale with the last winter storm ending down the coast. So what is a fashionista to do? To warm for winter wear but to rainy and windy to dig out your new spring wardrobe! Never fear, we have you cover with 3 looks that can be worn in what we call transition season, the season between seasons.
LOOK #1: LAYER FOR LATER
okay, so you know the weather will start at a high 40s and wind up a balmy 66 today? This is when you start pairing winter basics with past Spring purchases (Lets keep the tags on the new stuff till spring is official 😋).
So if you are okay with wet legs, layer a sweatshirt over a dress and pair with bright leggings and ankle boots for a transition outfit…remove the sweatshirt when it gets warmer!!
Henleys with button down shirts paired with Khakis goes a long way. Skip t-shirts and jeans because cotton hold water and when it gets wet, it can stay wet for a long period of time.
LOOK #2: WARM NOT BORED
Spring is all about color so start adding it to your everyday outfits right now so add a pastel or ornate cardigan to get started. Both girls and guys can use this simple trick to give a neutral driven wardrobe a kick and with so many lengths to choose, it could become a wardrobe staple!
BTW..no blanket cardies please..😐
Every fashion week we look through several prediction sights and try to gleam the newest most innovative trend in fashion this fall. Of course, trends like active themed sportswear (driven by Fenty, Adidas,etc) and typical embroidered fabrics and patches will remain, but what do designers have up thier sleeves for something new?
SILHOUETTE: CROPPED W/ WIDE SLEEVES
Sleeves have been a way to update garments especially with the ruffle trend in sweaters last fall. This fall look for wide and long sleeves on cropped sweaters for a cool juxtaposition.
PATTERN: OIL SLICK
Holographic hues get a redo with darker colors rather than the greens and reds usually associates with it.
Pleats are back but with thicker fabrics and wider folds. Look for woven material for an extra luxe look and altered lengths.
This is largely a guess because dresses are a signature garment for most designers. So ruffles around the waist of a dress with a long silhouette may or may not be a thing…we shall see next week!
It is men Monday so we have some trends for you as well, the oil slick pattern is unisex and seen on both men and women. Another pattern for the guys – Burberry plaid.
Here are some more possible trends:
- Quilting…jackets, pants
- Baggy pants…move over skinny jeans
- Floral prints for fall?
- Wide brimmed hats
Plastic clothes, shoes and handbags? These once thought of as cheap vinyl fair gets a glam redo by top designers and we are in love ?.
And the styles range from the clear to the metallic and some with a cheeky pattern like those seen at Kenzo (above). All the vinyl clothes seems a final nod to the seventies; a decade fashion seems to be stuck in but still the unusual fabric is bond to add a little flair to your wardrobe and if you are a goth or alternative person, they are already in your closet (lucky).
Here are some tips for adding this trend to your closet:
- Do not pair together; what works on the runway does not always work in real life.
- Pair it with basics, a vinyl skirt with a wordy tee goes a long way.
- For a safer look, stick to vinyl accessories like shoes and bags.
Have a fun friday,
This moment is the best time to try something new so put down the sequin (insert garment here) and try these unusual but fun alternatives.
Swap the gold, silver and black for orange, pinks and purples for a more daring look for New Years Eve.
Wear skinny jeans, sweater and skirt combos and even leather leggings. Go against the crowd and stand out! Plus be super relax as the ball drops.
Play with proportions
Crop tops and long skirts to long sweaters over dresses, playing with proportions is a fun way to experiment with new looks. Who knows, you may catch someone’s eye for that NYE kiss.
Happy Hump Day,