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While you might not think of leaving the house without your fragrance carefully dabbed on your wrist and neck, have you ever thought of making it an actual part of your wardrobe? With some of the latest styles and fashion innovations, you can actually build fragrance into the clothes you are wearing. Here are some of the latest styles to consider.
Jewelry with Built-in Perfume
When you add some bling around your neck, you can now add fragrance as well. Necklaces with compartments that hold perfume allow you to wear your fragrance around your neck. Instead of spraying it on your pulse points, simply don your necklace and you will both look and smell great. These compartments are refillable, so when the fragrance starts to wear off, simply refill and continue enjoying your great new scent.
One version of the perfumed necklace is the aroma necklace. The aroma necklace does more than just add a fresh scent to your outfit. These necklaces are often filled with essential oils that provide relaxing or healing properties in addition to their great smells. Imagine wearing lavender around your neck as you seek relaxation throughout the day, or fill it with vanilla extract for a natural, pleasant scent.
Scratch and Sniff Clothing
Do you remember scratch and sniff stickers? As a child, a scratch and sniff sticker made the reward of a sticker way more satisfying. Not only could you decorate your shirt or your sticker book with a new image, but that image held a delicious scent that simply had to be freed with the scratch of your finger. (more…)
Levi Strauss probably didn’t have the rainbow in mind when he became the first person to mass produce blue denim pants for sale. But today’s jeans are testing the limits of tradition: From red to green, yellow to purple and even plaid, colored denim has blown up as a modern trend, and there are no signs of these vibrant colors going away anytime soon.
Colored denim can be intimidating for some fashionistas who prefer subtler, more elegant clothing. But colored denim doesn’t have to be restricted to the boldest personalities. With some smart wardrobe decisions, anyone—regardless of age, style or body type—can wear colored denim and pull it off. Whether you’re shopping for girls’ jeans or women’s denim, this is a super-wearable trend everyone can embrace. Here are some tips to help you incorporate colored denim into your own closet.
Generally speaking, darker colors of denim will be more flattering than others, so burgundy, dark green and even dark gray are all worthwhile options. That doesn’t mean you can’t get crazy if you feel the colors suit your personality and body type. Reds, oranges and other bright hues will help you stand out if that’s your goal. Dark colors are probably better for the office, but the sky’s the limit in your free time.
If you think matching tops with colored jeans is a difficult task, adjust your thinking: It can be done! It’s common to wear all varieties of colors with blue jeans; other colors aren’t much different. Pull out your color wheel from middle school science class; colors on opposite ends from one another, like yellow and purple, are complementary hues and will look pleasing to the eye when paired together. The most important thing to watch out for is colors that are too similar—make sure your outfit strikes a balanced contrast. (more…)
A denim jacket is one must-have for women. It can worn all year round whatever the season and it makes a great accent to any casual wear. Regardless of the time of day you’re wearing it, this jean jacket is surely a head-turner.
So how do you find the one that fits your body type? Follow these simple steps.
If you have a small top and wide hips, a cropped jean jacket is perfect. You can choose the one with long sleeves or one with a shorter sleeves. Make sure to match it with a high-waisted skirt or pants to put the emphasis on your middle part instead of your big hips.
For petite ladies and women, get the tailored jean jacket and not the cropped type. This way, it makes you look taller. And to add to that tall look, pair this with a maxi skirt or dress. (more…)
The sheer dress is a very popular trend today. It comes in varied styles and colors and most often, they promote a sexy look as certain parts of the body are revealed such as the chest area, the upper back and the sides.
But this type of clothing is not for every female because it can be very revealing. Other than the fashion models, only the daring and those endowed with the right curves and bumps have the right to wear it.
Many Hollywood female celebrities have been photographed in sheer dresses and gowns at special events. (more…)
Last weekend I wanted to start my spring break off right by heading out for a night on the town with my friends. I was super excited for it all week, until I looked in my closet to pick out what to wear. Jeans, jeans, jeans, T-shirt, T-shirt, plain long-sleeved top—boring! My wardrobe was a major letdown, but my bank account wasn’t exactly in shopping spree mode. So, what does any fashionista do in this situation? She gets creative! Here are some awesome ways to transform your outfit from casual to glam.
1. Flower Crown
When I first saw this trend surface in the fashion blogosphere, I’ll admit I thought it seemed a little over the top. But being the girly girl that I am, I couldn’t resist trying it out. With just one glance in the mirror, I was hooked. There’s no better way to feel like a princess and make your outfit stand out than topping off with a beautiful flower crown. Plus, even if you’re not into the princess look, stylist Rachel Zoe’s hippy-esque attire is all the rage. If you’re more comfortable in 70s-inspired designs, even more reason to give the flower crown a go! An array of pink hues is the perfect finishing touch to a simple white crop top and blush chiffon maxi skirt.
2. Eternity Bracelet
Basic bracelets are great for adding fun colors and sparkle to a bold look, but you need a bit more pizzazz to spice up a bland outfit. Trendy eternity bracelets are gorgeous Eastern-inspired pieces that add an exotic flavor to your jewelry collection. Complete the theme with hamsa hand and evil eye motifs for a culturally consistent look, and keep the bohemian trend going with the rest of your outfit. Think long, loose dresses, simple sandals and oversized hippie sunglasses.
3. Bold Scarf
A bold enough scarf can completely overshadow a basic top while adding texture and versatility to your look. Although bright colors can sometimes do the trick, a basic outfit needs a little something more. Try metallic polka dots for a fierce, fun look or feminine floral prints for a whole color scheme. Think fringes for an extra unique look or gold and silver detailing for an eye-catching shine. (more…)
As the spring season sets in, some of you may be more concerned about what clothes to wear but tend to forget the footwear. What your feet should be wearing needs to be most comfortable to you. This will let you gain that confidence to show off your style in a way that only you can do.
Whatever the season, comfort should always be top of mind when choosing your fashion style from head to foot. Women, in particular, also need to think about their health when it comes to wearing clothes and shoes. Keep in mind that it’s not healthy to be wearing high-heeled shoes all the time so variety is key to ensuring you look stylish while maintaining your health at the same time.
To those who want to show off their feet, the gladiator sandals are still in. Styles to choose from are the metallic, mix of bright colors to the snake prints or mixed media center panels. These strappy sandals look sexy whether you’re in shorts, skirt or cropped pants.
Working in the fashion industry is a glamorous profession because you’re in the center of creativity and beauty. But working in fashion does not diminish the fact that it is a challenging career.
Here are some of the most in-demand jobs in fashion: (more…)
Give those tall boots a rest; mid calf boots are taking over this season. From the name you can tell that these types of boots run a little shorter than knee-high boots but are taller than ankle boots. Unlike the contour-hugging tall boots, these are also usually made wider at the top to provide the space needed in order to tuck in leggings, jeans, or tights.
Where to Wear Them
Mid-calf womens boots come in a number of colors, materials, and styles. These are your new basic all-purpose boots, perfect for occasions such as: (more…)
Do you ever wonder how fashion trends develop? When following the latest runway shows, similar styles and themes appeared to crop up among the major design houses. Although there are many forces that guide the fashion industry, when it comes to choosing an on-trend color palette, Pantone is the reigning queen. Twice each year, color specialists and fashion experts hold an exclusive meeting to decide upon a color palette for the coming season. The resulting Pantone color reports are essential viewing for any lover of fashion.
What Are Pantone’s Spring 2013 Colors?
For the spring 2013 season, Pantone’s color palette references fresh, beautiful floral colors. The colors aren’t as saturated as in years past, but have more boldness than basic pastels. They feature the beautiful Nectarine, muted Dusk Blue, lush Monaco Blue, dusky African Violet, vibrant green Tender Shoots, bright Lemon Zest, punchy Poppy Red, a refreshing Grayed Jade and calming Linen. Also included is the hue named 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald. Incorporating any of these colors into your wardrobe is sure to keep you on-trend for the spring season.
How to Wear the Pantone Colors
In general, it’s best to stick to just one or two key colors in any look. Unless you’re wearing a colorful floral frock or another print, having too many colors in one outfit overwhelms you. Several of the Pantone colors naturally pair well together: Lemon Zest with African Violet, Monaco Blue with Tender Shoots or Nectarine with Dusk Blue.
To incorporate these hues into your favorite looks, find a great pair of fitted ankle-length pants in a punchy shade. Poppy Red pants look timeless and classic when paired with a white button-down shirt. Or find Monaco Blue pants for a fresh take on regular navy blue. If you’re wearing bold colored pants, pair them with neutral ballet flats and a simple top. Add your favorite necklace and stud earrings to complete the look.
Fresh New Looks with Fashion-Forward Colors
One of the freshest ways to wear this season’s hottest colors is with fun prints. Floral prints are big this year, cropping up in blouses, dresses and shoes. Find a frock with African Violet, Tender Shoots or Dusk Blue to look ultra-chic. Add some tougher accessories like a fitted leather jacket or sexy booties to keep the floral look from becoming too girly.
Another hot trend this year is stripes. Look for a Red Poppy striped rugby-style shirt to pair with tailored linen shorts. This unexpected pairing looks fresh, modern and chic without losing your casual cool-girl vibe. Alternatively, find a striped boatneck dress with three-quarter length sleeves in Emerald or Tangerine to create an ensemble that flatters nearly every figure. Pair it with a fitted blazer and cute heels, and add chandelier earrings to complete the look.
When experimenting with Pantone’s spring 2013 colors, less is more. Updating your wardrobe can be as simple as winding a Monaco Blue scarf around your neck or finding a great pair of Poppy Red flats. Adding one or two key pieces into your regular wardrobe rotation helps you stay on-trend without breaking the bank. Or invest in a gorgeous Emerald structured leather handbag for a piece you can take everywhere. Adding one or two pops of color to each look will keep you looking fresh and modern.
Make way for the return of the overalls. They’re part of the nineties fashion that are making a comeback to include the Dr. Martens boots, flannel shirts and floral babydoll blouses.
The overalls, for some of you who still remember, used to be closely associated with working people doing manual labor in homes and offices such as painters and carpenters. Eventually, though, they became a fashion statement and now, they’re back.
This outfit comes in various styles – long or short, skirt type, colored, denim and corduroy among others. Most of what was en vogue in the past were the loose and baggy types.
Wearing the overalls can be done in different ways as well. Some even prefer to leave one strap unbuckled for a stylish effect.
Today, designers have come up with their own version of the overalls. The forecast is that this is going to be part of the spring trends as brands such as Moschino, Isabel Marant and MM6 by Maison Martin Margielao already have this in their collections. Major jeans manufacturers such as Guess, Diesel, Joe’s Jeans, Free People and American Apparel have come up with their own as well.
The latest overalls are sexier (body hugging) and although the denim material is still very popular, variations are available including those made from leather. As to the right way to wear it, there are no rules. One can use a tube, a sleeveless shirt, a collared shirt or a spaghetti strapped top underneath. Whatever makes you comfortable is most important.
Surprisingly, many female celebrities don’t mind wearing this denim jumpsuit at all. In fact, many of them like it and some still wear it when they feel like it.
How about you? Are you up to the challenge of wearing the overalls again?
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