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10 Best Spring 2015 Fashion Trends

Refresh your image with some of the latest fashion trends causing a stir in spring. Here are 10 of the best.

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1. Pattern it up
Wearing black and white is still in fashion, but the spring trends show that it is the perfect foundation on which to display various patterns and textures. Think geometric shapes and stripes that give your neutrals an edge. Gingham is also heating up the trends this spring, so invite it to the party.

2. Green Your Wardrobe
Olive green is a new neutral this spring! It’s perfect in the military fashion trend that’s also creating waves. To make it work in your wardrobe, choose olive green pieces that are fitted well and textured, and wear them with brighter shades, such as luminous yellow and fiery red for a splash.

3. Enjoy Bohemian Nights
Bohemian fashion has been trendy for a while now, but this year it’s all about taking it from day to night. Think elegant long, flowing dresses and items with an almost translucent shimmer to offer a slice of classy sexiness. Team the look with suede, another hot item this spring, for extra stylishness.

If suede seems heavy for the season, that’s because you’re probably thinking of dark suede jacket or trouser numbers. Pastel-colored, light suede in sleeveless dresses gives suede a much-needed makeover!

4. Twist Your Denim
Although you might think of your flattering pair of jeans at home, denim this season is cropping up in a variety of creative styles. Dark tailored denim dresses are feminine, while loose-fitting denim jumpsuits are versatile enough for wear with different styles.

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5. See Red
Remember the spectacular red dress actress and director Lupita Nyong’o wore at last year’s Golden Globes? Well, such beauty isn’t going out of style anytime soon! This year Milan Fashion Week revealed sumptuous red shades at its shows for spring. The brighter and bolder, the better! Don’t be afraid to bring red into your clothing choices, but you can tweak it to get the perfect shade to match your skin. For instance, if orange-red tones seem to look weird on you, opt for a blue-tinged red instead.

6. Get Cropped!
Cropping is not only for Photoshop. This year fashion items are cut in half, showing off toned and tanned midriffs. Long skirts and cropped tops are a favorite, but you can also team these short tops with trousers.

7. Leave Your Heels at Home
It’s time to retrieve your flat shoes from the back of your closet because they are in fashion this spring and more versatile than ever. Team up metallic dresses with gladiator-inspired flats or get inspired by Stella McCartney’s silver wedges that give you a bit of height with a lot of style.

8. Grow a Fringe
We don’t mean on your hair but your clothing! Tassels are all the rage this season, appearing on skirts, cropped leather jackets, and handbags. When rocking this trend, choose only one fringed item of clothing to wear at a time to make a fashion statement instead of a faux pas.

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9. Bare Your Shoulder
Besides for your midriff, you should also show off your shoulders this spring. Tops with their shoulder parts cut out, as seen by Vera Wang, or off-the-shoulder items are great. The asymmetrical neckline is also trendy this year, so wear dresses or tops that cover one shoulder or straps that cut across your neckline diagonally.

10. Time to Bloom!
Although it might not sound very surprising to hear that florals are making a statement this spring, they come in all sorts of colors and patterns. Think large, graphic flowers on handbags and abstract floral prints on clothing that put a spin on traditional floral designs.

Turn the world into your runway this spring by bringing home the hottest fashion trends.

Cassie Brewer is an experience makeup designer who works for weddings and films during the day and writes by night.

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2014’s Most Popular Women’s Fashion Trends

With Fashion Week kicking off in New York City, it is time to consider what the most popular fashion trends for women in 2014 will be. This is an exciting time of year for many women. Whether the trends are experimental, retro, or bold, the possibilities are positively thrilling.

What’s hot and what’s not in 2014

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Every year, the fashion season brings forth a new decade from which it draws inspiration. In 2014, that decade happens to be the 1960s. In fact, the 60s are back in a big way with miniskirts, knee-high boots, and clunky jewelry reminiscent of Edie Sedgwick and Twiggy. However, retro chic isn’t the only theme this season.

Just in time for the fall, knits are paving the way for fashionistas that want to look good and stay warm. Designers such as Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs are going the distance with the sweater – it’s not just for your top half anymore. Look for sweater pants, skirts, and dresses in simple colors as well as intricate Fair Isle prints. Remember that this season, nothing is too big or too detailed. The extreme turtleneck is going to be what’s hot – say goodbye to tight-fitting turtlenecks this year.

Thought your little black dress would never go out of style? It probably won’t, but wearing dresses by themselves is a fading trend. Think dresses over pants for a more rugged look with just the right touch of femininity. If you want to look hot this season, go for your favorite pants and dress!

Saving money on the top trends

If you splurged every season on the latest styles and trends, you might quickly run out of money – especially if you think you’ve got to order straight off the runway. Don’t break the bank, especially on duds that might not be so hot next season. Instead of heading to the big retailers and department stores, why not consider discount chains?

Another great way to save big bucks on fashion is to check online. Sign up for newsletters and notifications from your favorite retailers, designers, and brands and you’ll find out about their secret sales, get coupons, and save on your next purchase. You can also look for online discount codes before checking out – you might be surprised at what you find and how much you can save.

Shopping out of season is also a good way to get great fashion accessories and clothing at a discount. Shop for spring and summer in the fall months, then look for your summer garb during the winter. Pay attention to Fashion Week previews and trends to get the most of your bargains on styles that will likely last more than one season.

Other trends

Clothing, shoes and accessories aren’t the only trends to keep an eye out for this year. If you want to look good in your dazzling duds, you will need to watch your weight and stay as healthy as possible. Every year it seems that there are several fad diets that come out – so be careful! Often, these fads are just that – fads – and won’t do much for your weight loss efforts or stylish figure.

Stick to the tried-and-true diet tips such as eating a well-balanced diet, getting plenty of exercise and sleep – and drinking lots of water. You can also add herbal teas – Jasmine Tea in particular – to your daily routine. Herbal teas are rich in antioxidants, those nifty little compounds that fight the free radicals in your body to prevent certain types of cancer, heart disease, weight gain, and aging.

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Women’s Fashion Trends – Top Luxury Lingerie Designers For 2014

Lingerie should express a woman’s personality and make her feel beautiful. That’s why lingerie designers work hard to create designs that will help a woman emulate confidence. Finding good lingerie is easy; all you have to do is follow the best designers in the industry. Here are the top lingerie designers of 2013:

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#1. Cosabella

This Italian design label has really flourished in 2013 because its lingerie has been used in popular TV shows and movies, not to mention the fact that Hollywood starlets are in love with the designs. Cosabella lingerie is daring, vibrant and comes in a variety of styles in order to reflect certain styles and moods. Supportive lingerie is key to looking good, and Cosabella’s bras will certainly lift and support your breasts. Whether you’re searching for a demure look or something daring and sophisticated, Cosabella will deliver quality. And FYI, Teddies for Bettys is a premier online luxury lingerie boutique that also has a physical location in Austin, Texas.

#2.Lascivious

All the lingerie from Lascivious is ultra-daring and very sexy. This design label is dedicated to creating stunning lingerie that will provoke desire and lust. The high-end textiles and fabrics ensure that the designs last through the wear and tear of time. The brain behind the brand, Chloe, began her design career from her bedroom where she remembers crafting the designs from scratch and selling them from home. As time passed, the name of the brand became well-known amongst celebrities, and because of that, the designs are featured in high-end stores across the nation.

#3. Prima Donna

Unfortunately, when it comes to lingerie, women need to compromise between comfort and style, but the founders of Prima Donna decided to create lingerie that would provide comfort, support and a good amount of sass. The designs at Prima Donna range from sweet and spicy to daring and feral, and the lingerie does a superb job of providing the right amount of support for all types of women. The luxurious designs at Prima Donna will certainly release anyone’s inner diva.

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#4. Stella McCartney

Stella is a renowned designer who is especially well-known for designing stylish, comfortable and practical lingerie for the modern woman. The designs from this label incorporate quality fabrics and unique details. The lingerie that Stella McCartney specializes in include body suits, bras, panties and thongs.

#5. Lelo

Since its launch in 2003, Lelo has been referred to by many as one of the leading design companies. The designers from this brand work hard each day to create ground-breaking designs that will empower their users. Not only that, this label is focused on creating the best quality possible, which has paid off because now the Lelo designs are loved by the rich and famous.

#6. Chantelle

This French design label is known for its modern, chic and sophisticated styles. This label is dedicated to helping women look and feel their very best by designing lingerie that flatters a wide range of body types and fits with numerous personalities. The high-end textiles and intricate designs are the reason this fashion label is so popular.

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Fashion Industry Trends – Fall 2013 International Fashion Shows

Fall and winter are not only a change of season, but they are also the time of year that designers are showcasing their creations in fashion shows all over the world. However, don’t expect the clothing for the current season to be on the runway because the designers are usually working on collections six months to one year ahead. And don’t expect any trips to these exotic runways to be cheap! A wise investment to make beforehand might be in travel insurance from John Lewis. This type of coverage internationally guarantees a generous cancellation cover limit, emergency medical expenses, and a travel delay retainer!

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