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.

Sheer Maxis

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 πŸ˜„)

Happy Hump Day,

Yvette πŸ’‹

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.

Wear lace

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..

Yvette πŸ’‹

(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 (πŸ˜‰)
  • 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,

Yvette πŸ’‹

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.

Waterproof handbag

Chic nylon bags are better than coated canvas and leather like bags when it comes to standing up to rainy weather!

Happy Friyay!!

YvetteπŸ’‹

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 πŸ˜‹).

ladies

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!!

Guys

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..😐

Happy Friyay

Yvette πŸ’‹

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.

SKIRTS:ASYMMETRICAL PLEATS

Pleats are back but with thicker fabrics and wider folds. Look for woven material for an extra luxe look and altered lengths.

DRESSES: PEPLUM?

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!

MEN

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,

Yvette ?

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.

Wear color

Swap the gold, silver and black for orange, pinks and purples for a more daring look for New Years Eve.

Go casual

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,

Yvette ?

We never thought punk was a style but more a way to convey originality while voicing your distain for the modern ethos. Somehow, fashion has made it tangible, bringing the attitude, sense of rebellion and the yearning to break free of society’s norms into fall clothing and accessories.

We love what Michael Kors is doing with Jimmy Choo, taking it back from manufacturers while Coach’s identity crisis seems more palpable. 

Although, some elements are cliche (more safety pin motifs..?), some other brands have gone instellar to create cool vibes.  Here is a list of a few brands who added a spin:

During Amsterdam fashion week, Ibileye designer,  Sophia Bentoh combined Punk elements with her African roots creating mixed print clothing that somehow worked.

While Markus Lupfer combined sweet and preppy elements to punk as a nod to 70’s glam rock and a more modern preppy print of houndstooth rather than the overused plaid.

Below, Fenty by Puma adds street style vibes to a punk stable of plaid. What is yout punk inspiration for fall? #tfgpunkvip on instagram post and you could be featured on our blog!!!