Time to Purge Your Wardrobe for Spring

Keep your boxes at the ready as it is the while to get up and be prepared for a major wardrobe cleanup. We have discussed the tips with Lyst and now, it is the perfect time to share them with you. It is better for you to bring out your inner-minimalist approach and thoroughly purge your closet for the summer ahead. We believe in the summer season, you won’t have the courage to scuttle off towards your wardrobe for once, so it’s best to do things when you have the mood and energy as well.


This benign guide only wishes to motivate you to spring up and clean your closet. This is not only for an aesthetic approach but a clean ambience inside and out helps to cleanse the mind and purify the soul. This assists you to refocus on your life and discard the fragments which you aren’t a great fan of. We’ll take you through the basics and in the end; you will thank us for the inspiration. So, fashion buddies, here’s the list of points you need to act upon!

Pull Out All the Clothes from Your Wardrobe

You might be wondering why we are ordering you to clutter an already messy room. Well dearie, so you can assess the contents of your closet through a trained and practiced eye. Scan each item individually and start to keep aside those pieces which are beloved to you and you even so enjoy slipping them on. Keep aside the ones that are off-season, ones that you are in doubt about and ones that are just too worn out to be sported again. Once a category is formed in front of you, you will easily be able to gauge what needs to be kept and what not.

Don’t Make Lame Excuses

Now, there are clothes which you fall in love with again and again but never wear them anywhere. Rather than keeping such decade’s old clothes in your stowage, give them away to charities where they will be of double value. Stop encouraging yourself to wear the pieces you’ve never worn because it simply implies that you never wish to do so. It is a prodigious thing if you cast them aside to some charitable institution.

Only think of the space these pieces take and you will save yourself from the tons of clothes you’ll have to hang and fold each time you clean your closet. Also, there are some pieces that are of sentimental value and you should store them somewhere else because you know that they are just keepsakes.

Have Your Clothes Repaired

There might be some pieces in your wardrobe that are still wearable but the lost button or a few loose threads hinder you to pull it on. You should sort out these gears and once you have amassed all of them, it is time to call a mender and have them dealt with because a few adjustments can make a big impact on a solo piece of clothing.

Sell the Pieces You Wish To Throw Out

Just because you are no longer in love with some of your clothing, doesn’t indicate someone else wouldn’t be either. Yes, certain second-hand devotees will be pleased as punch to acquire your pieces even if they have misplaced their wow factor. At this period, these shops can be of importance to you and you must make use of them. If a website services you to sell your old clothing, there is no harm in that. Instead of chucking the clothes out, try to make some dosh, which will be advantageous later on.

Re-Process Your Closet into Something Refined

There should be stability in your closet because if you are a working woman, having decent clothes to wear daily is very crucial. Keep fit and solid clothes in your closet and after so much eradication, you will realize what you must buy as soon as possible. You should categorize your clothes according to your work life, party life and your simple home life. Let this statement get to your mind and you will comprehend what we are talking about.

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How to Wear Sheepskin with Style!

Sheepskin has been around for as long as man has been able to catch a sheep. For the record, catching sheep has never been easy as they can move surprisingly fast for creatures with relatively short legs. Anyway, we digress so back to the benefits of sheep and their skin:


Yes, sheep are very useful in many ways. Sheep meat is tasty, nutritious, and a staple on many menus. Sheep’s wool is used to make wool, which in turn is woven into fabric and used to make sweaters. Lastly, sheepskin is used to create garments and soft furnishings for the home.

The Benefits of Sheepskin

Genuine sheepskin is warm, waterproof, and easy to work with, which is why it is a perennially popular fabric for coats, jackets, gloves, and boots. The history of sheepskin as a garment is long. Shepherds once used sheepskin to keep warm at night and the use of sheepskin for boots has been traced back to 500BC.

For much of history, sheepskin has been viewed as a utilitarian material, used for its insulating qualities. Working men used sheepskin to protect their bodies and extremities from the cold and a pair of sheepskin lined boots was essential for anyone toiling away in sub-zero temperatures.

Sheepskin in Fashion

Today, things are a bit different and although sheepskin is still an important material for working people, it is increasingly becoming a fashion accessory for the rich and famous. It became popular in the 60s, with a sheepskin coat essential wear for the Beatnik Generation. Fast-forward to the 80s, Vivienne Westwood used sheepskin in her collections and sheepskin rocketed into the mainstream.

Today, sheepskin is still as popular as it ever was, but if you want to be a trendsetter and wear sheepskin in style, there is a right way and a wrong way to wear this amazing fabric.

Sheepskin coats are an enduring trend and 2015 saw a revival of long, floor length coats that were so popular in the 1970s. On the Chloe catwalk, models wore long sheepskin coats over floaty dresses, accessories with thin belts. Burberry took a slightly different approach – their designers gave traditional brown sheepskin a new look with navy blue and grey dye.

Classic Sheepskin

Today there are lots of ways to wear sheepskin. A classic sheepskin coat is the perfect accompaniment to skinny jeans and a cute woollen sweater, especially on a cold winter’s day. These make a great date outfit, or why not throw on a sheepskin coat if you are heading out for a walk in the park with the kids?

Belted sheepskin coats can be dressed up with a belt and stylish knee-length boots. There are also some seriously trendy biker-style sheepskin jackets for those of you who want to rock the biker chick look.

How Not to Wear Sheepskin

Sheepskin is eminently wearable, but for the record, sheepskin Ugg boots are no longer a good look. D-List celebrities have killed off Ugg boots completely. Wear them at your peril.

You can’t go wrong with sheepskin. It looks great on and it also looks great in the home, so check out sheepskin rugs by Sheep Skin Town if your home needs a makeover.

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Our Favorite Spring / Summer 2016 Fashion Trends

Now that the long winter season is coming to an end, it’s time to look forward to spring, to the return of the sun and the longer days, and to the incredible new fashion trends that you can embrace as you revamp your entire wardrobe and your look.


Photo by Mike Monaghan

What are the best spring and summer fashion trends for 2016? Keep reading to learn more.

The Slip Dress

The slip dress is one fashion trend that definitely made headlines this year, as it’s back and it’s looking sexier than ever. Look for these dresses in chiffon, satin, layered with knits, and more. Basically, you can consider this underwear that works as outerwear, so it is a way to be sexy and edgy all at the same time.

Plenty of Bright, Bold Colors

Look for clothes this spring and summer in colors that you may never have encountered before, and don’t worry if the colors clash or if they go together. This year, it is all about getting as many colors as possible onto one outfit, so there is no need to stick with a monochrome outfit if you don’t want to. In fact, even sparkly colors are in fashion for the upcoming warmer seasons of the year, so go ahead and be adventurous while shining like the sun.

Stripes Galore

A lot of the incredibly talented designers who showcased their designs on the spring and summer runways this year were proud to show off their many pieces that featured bold stripes. Whether thin or thick, colorful or black and white, stripes are definitely a trend that you can embrace this year as well. And if you are petite, vertical lines will even help to make you appear taller, so definitely consider adding this trend to your closet.

Ruffles, and Lots of Them

Ruffles are also a big trend this year, with gorgeous dresses having ruffles as their key detail. When shopping for these types of dresses, though, look for quality, not just the price of the outfit. This trend is all about structured tiers set in design that is minimal, as well as ruffles that take over an entire outfit, so you can go for a little or a lot.

Snag Great Styles Online

If you are unable to find these great styles in stores, or if you have difficulty shopping at local retailers because they don’t carry the clothing and accessories that you like or that fit your body perfectly, you can always shop online. There are plenty of reputable online shops to choose from, so go ahead and find your favorite online dress boutique and shop for your favorite new fashion trends from the comfort of your home.

As you can see, there are plenty of great new spring and summer fashion trends to look forward to this year. No matter what your sense of style is, you should certainly try incorporating one or more of these great ideas into your wardrobe to liven things up a bit and try something new.

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Cape Coats Are More Than A Novelty

Love ’em or hate ’em, cape coats are here to stay. While they may not be the most practical addition to your wardrobe for a snowstorm, they are a great way to inject a little style into your layered cold weather ensemble.

Wayf's Collarless Woven Cape Camel is a great autumn color and will bring your style “on fleek” in a gorgeous cape. One of our favorites is Wayf’s Collarless Woven Cape. While some capes look dated and old (or worse, like you’re a super hero) Wayf’s, with it’s front button tab closure and a sleek silhouette, is modern and sophisticated.

Kinglsey Pinstripe Wool Cape Coat

Alice + Olivia really hit the mark with their Kinglsey Pinstripe Wool Cape Coat. With it’s “chic mock-neck,” pinstripe design and leather trim, you’re sure to look like your favorite fashion blogger or Hollywood It girl.

Take the trend to another level with this cape and jacket hybrid. Akris’ Aldona is an alpaca and wool cape jacket perfect for those chillier days. In a soft romantic Quartzite hue, the Aldona is the perfect addition to any outfit. Who says you can’t rock a cape and have the warmth of sleeves too?

Mural's Cape Blazer

For an office ready cape, try Mural’s Cape Blazer. Featuring the structure of a traditional blazer with spliced sleeves for a cape-like feel. We love the idea of incorporating this fun piece into your work or weekend look. Try adding some rolled up boyfriend jeans and a casual tee for the perfect airport/ grocery shopping/ running around town look, just in case the paparazzi are following you. Or pair with a contrasting color trouser (heather gray would look amazing!) to really shake up those Monday blues.

Since the cape is such a statement piece, keeping the rest of your outfit simple is the way to go. You may not be superwoman, but that’s no reason not to wear a cape all fall long!

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Thoughts on Today’s Fashionistas: Online and Off

Do you love fashion? Do you see fashion as an art form? Do you view clothes as a way to express yourself? Do you scour the best boutique clothing sites out there to see what the top forms of elegance are in today’s society? If that’s the case then you might just be a fashionista.


Style, expressionism and art surround us, particularly in the form of what we wear. This is fashion at its core. You can add to this by learning more about the different styles of blouses and pants designs. You can read into the history of dress patterns and talk with your friends about their likes and dislikes in clothing styles to see what can potentially be done to make fashion better. If this is your passion, then you’re a fashionista at heart.

The best of the best; that is what you strive for. In style and fashion and in art. The best comes from the best of brick-and-mortar clothing stores and the best boutique clothing sites. Huge chains can contribute to a fashionista’s online selection but these giants will never have the level of understanding and classiness that a small online boutique does for the customer.  A true fashionista in today’s mixed world of digital glamour and physical sophistication is one that integrates the intangible and tangible forms of fashionable art into one but knows the differences between quality and want-to-be quality.

It is a simple mix of both that give away to a true persona of style. But what exact characteristics go into donning the lifestyle of a fashionable person? The archetype of a fashionista can go by the following traits and behaviors:

  1. You own the wearing of your clothing, not the other way around.
  2. You view fashion as one of the most elite forms of art.
  3. Your friends, family and admirers appreciate your sense of fashion and come to you for advice on what to where and when.
  4. Fashion to you is a way to develop your self and personality.
  5. Shopping is not simply fun time but study time, whether it be at downtown shops or on one of the best boutique clothing sites that you recommend consistently to the people of your life.
  6. Seeing the beauty of strangers and friends alike is one of your strong suits, particularly when those people do not see their own beauty.
  7. You are not a slave to the latest trends or hottest fads. You own who you are, in personality, style and attire.

Being a fashion-forward lady does not mean you need to read Vogue every day or check for sales at the most popular shop in town. It means that you know how to identify and build out the most becoming traits in a person’s wardrobe and lifestyle. Shopping at the best boutique clothing sites can truly contribute to this process because the internet is where some of the most unique and amazing styles and ideas come from. One single find from a unique website can make all the difference in brightening up a lady’s personal style and get heads turning. A fashionista knows how to do this through and through.

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Pantone Colors for 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity

The Pantone Company originally began as a printing company in New York City in the 1950’s. Its claim to fame was the Pantone Color Matching System, which was exemplified by the Pantone Guides’ cardboard color swatch system that allowed designer to perfectly color match in their creations.


Since 2000, Pantone has released the Pantone Color of the Year, which inspires the fashion industry to create new items for the year in these tones. I can already see some hints of those colors in some brands’ collections, like the above House of Fraser T-Shirts or even their Polo Shirts! This year is the first time ever that Pantone has chosen two different colors to blend for the up and coming seasons. They chose “Rose Quartz”, which has a soft warmness in the blush-pink tone and “Serenity”, which gives off a feeling of cool calmness in the blue family. You can see the inspiration for this color combination in the nature all around us like the evening sky, the petals of flowers, and the delicate butterfly.

pantone mens fashion

For men, you have already been seeing the Pantone colors of 2016 on the runway. The powdery blue of “Serenity” fits perfectly into spring in this airy zip jacket and matching trousers that is paired with a deeper blue print shirt and black leather accessories. It is an easy color for men to incorporate into their wardrobe. The “Rose Quartz” is a warmer tone that is displayed in the runway look with a pull-over, short-sleeve collared shirt, slim pants, and matching accessories. This rosy tone may not be wearable head to toe for some men, but mixing it with items in charcoal grey, navy blue, and taupe will add a new dimension to the look.

Pantone color of the year womans images

In looking at Pantone colors in woman’s fashions this year, you will see the fabulous blush-pink tone in items like make-up and nail polish, footwear, and handbags like this one from Yves Saint Laurent. You will also see the chosen colors mixed together in clothing accessories like scarves, which can be added to many different outfits to spruce up your look. Don’t forget that you can add a little fashion splash to your home decor by incorporating these tones with a few small changes like new bathroom towels, a crisp pair of sheets, or toss pillows for the couch.

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