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!
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.
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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).
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!
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!
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.
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).
After the success of our Norm core, we are dedicated this week to highlight several different styles that you may not know about but should. Since my twin is punk at heart, I decided that this week will be devoted to new Punk styles that seem to be coming to light.
According to the dailydot.com:
Like the other historically based aesthetic sci-fi movements, dieselpunk strives to alter something fundamental about what we know and understand of history. Whether it’s by advancing technology, infusing the universes with magic and the occult, inventing fantastical weaponry, or bringing 20th-century aesthetics forward into the future, dieselpunk is about amalgamation.
So what is diesel punk? Diesel punk is actually a paired down form of Steampunk so it found it’s roots in cosplay (costume play). Unlike steampunk which gets most of its styles from the 1920 with a futuristic edge; diesel punk is set in the 1940’s but does not add so much futuristic themes. In fact, we are seeing the trend on the runway with an emaphasis on layering, 1940’s love of fur, leather detail and glossy boots.
Since now happens to be the future of the 1940’s, it works. It is amazing how a costume based style has become so mainstreamed but with movies like “Captain America” and “Superman” (1920’s to 1960 settings); it is no wonder we have the past on our minds. So here are some tips on dressing diesel punk.
It is all about neutral basics but unlike Norm core – The pants are suit pants and the coat has to be leather or fur. Scarfs and gloves are a necessary add-on. Shoes should always be boots. Dusters are optional but welcome.
Patterned pencil skirts with pleated tops or loose blouse. A sculptured blazer, and a circle skirt. A tie is a nice detail. Wear socks with sandals or kitten heels to complete the look.
Experiment to get your best look.
The K-pop movement has been hitting the States with force especially with the SMtown tour of recent years. So, curiosity got us thinking about Korean fashion. The fashion atmosphere is Jeremy Scott meets hip hop and seems so easy to do. Printed tights can be found at H&M and Forever 21 while kitschy t-shirts can be found at JcPenney’s. I have one with owls from Jcpenney’s and a cat dj t-shirt from Forever 21.
If you have any pictures of you rocking Korean fashion, please post it to our facebook page, The fashion goddess blog
New fashion styles are hard to find. There are so many trends out there,defining yourself with a unique prospective is getting tough. Who knows, maybe fashion wants you to spend so much time on trends that we all become automatons to fashion. Well, at our blog, we like to showcase unique style combinations and this style file we salute a fashion hybrid style gaining momentum, preppy punk. The most famous celebrity of this pinup meets classic meets punk look is Katy Perry.
Pinup can be seen as the distant cousin to Sweet Lolita but more traditionally, it takes iconic looks from the 1920’s to 1940’s such as the poodle skirt silhouette and the light fabric with little stretch. Classic style comes in with the need for it to showoff the figure without being too tight or short. Then, we add the iconic prints now anonymous with punk: plaid, polka dots, stripes and kitschy pop culture.
This style file just highlights the basic look of the trend but do your homework before making this style your own. It is not for wallflowers and calls for a lot of experimentation.