Today is the celebration of the birth of our nation and so what better way to celebrate then Americana style? July 4th should not be the only time to wear the American flag so we have compiled pieces for both women and men that are a fashionable way to show your American pride any day! 


Marissacollection.com lace top $2190

Chicanova.com shorts $13

Luxurydivas.com scarf $15

Amazon.com pin $2.20

  I am so sick and tired of seeing North Face jackets everywhere I go in New York City!! Men just buy only those boring and unflattering jackets and call it a day because they keep them dry so they don’t have to put any thought into purchasing it. Guys you can look fashionable too!! Update your wellies with rainboots that look like boots and switch to a cooler trench coat or update your rain coat for a modern cut and color. There is no excuse not to look cool and fashionable just because it’s pouring outside.

RainWear

  
Men’s Double Breasted Trench Coat w Belt

$69.95 www.amtify.com

  
Asos Hooded Trench Coat $48

www.asos.com

  
Huk Kryptek All Weather Jacket $224

www.hukgear.com

RainBoots

  
Dr.Martens Drench I Matt Boots $100

www.drmartens.com

  
Tretorn New Gunnar Men’s Rainboots $47.99

www.6pm.com

  
Ted Baker Ephai Rainboots $195 www.zappos.com

  Spring is finally here and with it comes the eventual flower showers; so what better way to not let all the rain get you down then to do some retail therapy?! It’s time to purchase some chic new rain wear. This week we will be covering rain gear for both women and men. There is nothing like a chic rain coat and comfy wellies to combat the dreariness of dark skies and heavy downpour. We will be starting with women’s rain wear and on Friday we will be focusing on men. We will no longer be blogging on Wednesday.

I know it gets so tiring trying to find chic raincoats with their ugly colors and unflattering silhouettes just make you want to skip going out in the rain all together. Try out trench coats that are water resistant or repellent along with wellies that look more like boots (I love doc martens awesome rain boots that look like their signature combat boots)

Trench Coats
  
Eddie Bauer Girl On The Go Trench Coat

$104.30 www.eddiebauer.com

  
Women’s Harbor Trench Coat

$109 www.landsend.com

  
Ok these aren’t trench coats but they are pack able 

Water proof lightweight jackets! $16.82!!!

www.lightinthebox.com

RainBoots

  
Dr.Martens Drench 8 Eye Rain Boots $99 www.amazon.com

  
Cougar Terri Rain Boots $64.95 www.dsw.com

  
Women’s Posh wellies Feldspar $89.95 www.nordstrom.com

Blanket Scarves are extra large rectangle or squares made up of super warm or thick fabric and are perfect to keep you looking warm and chic (although I would not recommend wearing this in any degree below 55) The only trick I know is making it into a vest and putting a belt on so I searched the internet and found two new chic ways to wear your blanket scarves! Enjoy!!

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It has been raining so hard in Nyc and New Jersey lately and I am sure the rest of the US and the world is pretty drenched this Summer; so keep yourself dry and chic with some of our picks!

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Desigual Trench coat www.desigual.com

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My Sky Raincoat $27.54 www.amazon.com

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Black Quilted Clarity Sky Chelsea Rainboots $24.99 www.zulily.com

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Cartoon Applique Rainboots $80.01 www.yesstyle.com

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Rose Umbrella $40.99 www.6pm.com

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MacKenzie-Childs Kaleidoscope Travel Umbrella $48 www.neimanmarcus.com

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We love to highlight styles we have seen every day and yet have not read any columns about it. It is sold at stores like GUESS and BeBe and worn by celebrities including Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce.
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Urban Classic has become its own breathing animal with focus on slick bottoms and loose fit tops all in a tandem of neutrals from light pastels to army green and the ever classic neutrals of black, white, grey and navy blue.

Sometimes called “urban cool”, new designers like Alexander Wang have brought it from the mid price arena and have driven towards possibly being a style staple here to stay.

Get the Look

Pair neutrals in different color schemes on top where an army green jacket and a pink blouse compete for attention.

Keep the bottom slick and fitted. Jeans are a staple for this style. Although, any tapered pant will do.

Shoes are always negotiated. Think sneakers, loafers and sandals for a relaxing day. Boots are for dressing up on dates. Heels are worn to glam up the outfit ( celebs and bloggers). Most people wear flats because of mobility (yes they walk).

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Makeup are earthy tones with focus on contouring upper eyelids and lengthing eyelashes. Shimmering browns are part of the everyday glam look but used as contour only.

Hello again readers! We continue our guide with shoes which is just as important in making your look cohesive! this season glitz had spread down to the shoes;sequins, glitter and rhinestones embellish everything! If you are someone who likes classic black dresses you can use your feet to make the statement for you! You don’t only have to wear skyscraper heels either; flats and kitten heels are just as chic and you won’t have to worry about your tooties at the end of your long holiday nights! All of my shoe picks are under $50!

Haute Holiday Shoes

It’s finally that time of year readers for the holidays!! What better way to celebrate then to get yourself some new outfits for all the parties and gatherings you need to attend so I will spend this week on all your holiday fashion needs! First up is my personal fav; dresses! This season it’s once again all about the embellishments and sequins are a big trend! The new fit and flare style (in which the bodice is fitted and the skirt flares out) are perfect for all shapes and you can’t go wrong with a sexy body con dress as long as its not too short! All my picks are under $100!

Haute holiday dresses
can pastels survive in goth?

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The Urban dictionary defines Pastel Goth as:

Pastel goth, sometimes referred to as soft grunge or nu goth, is a new trend where girls (usually on Tumblr) will dye their hair pastel colours, wear clothes promoting satanic sub culture (666, inverted crosses, etc) they also wear creepers and jc litas.

The latest trend in Goth has Americans pairing pastels with dark hues and menacing sayings and quotes. The idea is pairing pop culture occult like vampires, eyeballs and spikes (not satanic at all urban dictionary) with pastel hair, cute hair accessories and light hues. So can we be cute and terrifying at the same time?

When Kawaii meets Goth, we can’t help to love the look. If you always have been edgy but want to embrace some of the romantic looks on the runway now then this is right up your alley.

Some outfits to try out for pastel punk

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The above are just some looks for pastel punk. The top are usually where the cute parts comes in (think prints like cats) as well as the Kawaii accessories (don’t over it – just add small details). The bottom are patterened leggings, dark pleated skirts and or ruffles. One part of your outfit has to be dark (black or grey or a pattern that includes black). Creepers are a necessary. You may want to color your hair pastel but it is not necessary (wear a wig if you want to see how it looks before committing to a color).

Hair pieces are necessary with a range from creepy to cute (eyeball bows to spiked floral headbands). Try it out and post your successes (or attempts) to our facebook page (Thefashiongoddessblog).