April 12, 2014

Off The Runway and Into Your Closet: Daring The Latest Trends

Fashion trends come and go in the blink of an eye. If you don’t keep up with the latest trends you risk looking outdated. On the other hand if you blindly follow every trend you see in a magazine or on the runway, you risk looking ridiculous. In order to bypass a disastrous fashion trend don’t, you’ll need to acquire a little styling knowledge. Don’t fret I am here to give you a helping hand.
Looking chic and trendy at the same time requires a balancing act with your wardrobe so as not to look overdone. This may seem like a daunting task for the fashionably challenged but sit back, relax, and soak up the fashion ideas on the pages of this blog.

Trending: The Low Cut V-Neck

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How low can you go? Unless you’re doing the limbo this is not a question you should be asking yourself when wearing this trend. One thing to keep in mind when deciding to adopt the low cut V-neck is the size of your chest. The smaller your bust the lower the V can go and on the contrary, the larger your bust the higher the V-neck should go. If you do have the body to take the plunge, just remember that double-sided tape is your friend. It’s important to keep the V narrow. You only want a peek a boob to show. Neutral colors look best with this style, which can range from sheer slip dresses to structured silhouettes. A bonus feature of this trend is that low cut V-necks give the illusion of a longer leaner torso. Keep all these tips in mind when shopping for this look and you’ll be ready to take the plunge in no time at all.

Trending: The Oxford Shirt

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Photo Credit: Google Images

Photo Credit: Google Images

Oxford shirts don’t have to be stuffy and buttoned-up! The beauty of a classic shirt like this is that it can fit with almost any style, from preppy to bohemian. By belting one over a maxi dress and adding some serious accessories, you create the perfect weekend outfit that is casual but still put-together. Your oxford shirt doesn’t have to be limited to daytime wear, either. Dress it up for a night out with the girls by pairing it with a metallic skirt, statement necklace, and some killer heels. With accessories like this, no one will even notice that your top half could be headed to a business meeting! Sundresses are great in the summer, but they can quickly become uninspired. Try tying an oxford shirt over a sundress you already own to make your summer uniform feel new again. This also comes in handy for when the sun goes down and you need an extra layer. The Oxford shirt is a wardrobe investment because it’s not going out of style anytime soon. Styled up or down the Oxford shirt is a wardrobe classic.

Trending: Pleats

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photo credit: Google Images

It doesn't get more ladylike -- or on-trend this season -- than the pleated skirt. After years of skinny jeans and boyfriend pants, the skirt is finally making a comeback. They are everywhere, in knee length or tiered styles, in knife, accordion, or superfine crystal, pleats are a sophisticated way to be trendy. Precisely folded pleated tops, bottoms, and dresses look chic and trendy when styled the right way. This piece can make you look like the chicest Parisian on the planet, but first you need to know how to wear one that suits your figure. This style flatters most body types because It glides as you walk, leading the eye away from any problem areas. Choose a fabric with an easy drape, like silk crepe, and if you're thicker in the middle, make sure the skirt has a wider waistband. Top with a blazer or knitted cardigan and keep the shoes delicate. Think stilettos, pumps with small details (like a bow), sling backs, and T-straps. If you are on the shorter side then don't go shorter than knee length. If you are on the taller side then try a midcalf length for a 1920s look hot off the set of Mad Men.

Trending: Polka Dots

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These graphic circles are coming around again. One thing to keep in mind when wearing this style is that polka dots go preschool quickly so keep the look adult by mixing in some polished accents and keeping your hair and makeup light and understated. Stick to styles that are classic, not cutesy. For flirty fun, pop a dainty dotted top over your favorite pair of jeans. Never wear a Polka dotted shirt with a patterned bottom. Stick to solid colors for a more fashionable outcome. If you’re going with a polka dotted dress then keep the accessories simple and wear it with a solid belt, solid shoes, or a solid tote. If a whole dress is just too much dot for you, then try adding just an element of this pattern to your attire. Try something like a polka dotted neckerchief or polka dotted peep toe wedges.

Trending Patterns:

Everything is coming up roses. Floral print is everywhere so when in doubt, cover it with flowers.

Matchy Matchy. Everyone is wearing the same print on your dress as on your shoes and on your handbag. If you don’t own matching ones, mix your prints together, anything goes.

Trending Colors:

Pantone, the global authority on color has submitted their annual report and told the world, what shades will be trendy in the spring 2014.

10 trendy colors for 2014
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 Placid Blue. Imagine the color of the sky just before sunset on a clear day.

 Violet Tulip. Rich with romance and femininity, this light purple is a must for any summer dress.

 Hemlock. Similar in color to mint green or pistachio. This hue adds a touch of classy perfection to any outfit.

 Sand. This name explains itself, picture grains of sand glistening in the summer sun.

 Paloma. This color is a soft grey, neutral tone.

 Cayenne. This reddish hue will spice up any outfit.

 Freesia. Think of a bright and sunny summer afternoon.

 Celosia. Think super charged neon orange.

 Radiant Orchid. This pink color is very similar fuchsia and it’s a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit.

 Dazzling Blue. Stronger and brighter than placid blue. Think royal blue with a twist.







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