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,
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!!!
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!
Dkny, stone fox bride and nasty gal dresses
Summer fashion trends 2016
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.
Lace for summer- men fashion
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.
We avoided skirts and dresses from Givenchy and Gucci but if you still want to check out gender bending men fashion check out our instagram or Facebook.
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).
Courtesy of Elle magazine
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).
Courtesy of Harper's Bazaar
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!