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8 Women’s Fashion Trends Set to Be Huge

We’re well into the year 2015 now, but the weather has just about started to perk up. What does it mean when the weather starts to perk up? New clothes! A new wardrobe is an absolute must for each season. Take a look at the following 8 trends, which are all set to be huge this year.

The 70s

The 70s has already made a massive comeback, and it isn’t too late to get in on the act! Suede is massive, so just about any garment made from suede would make a good addition to your wardrobe. Floaty blouses and billowing silhouettes are all popular too. You could even go vintage shopping to get some real 70s bits. Mix vintage and modern to create some lovely, unique looks that you won’t see anywhere else!

Double Denim

Double denim can be pulled off, despite what anybody may tell you. The key is to wear 2 different shades of denim, so you don’t look too ‘samey’. Some people have been known to pull off the same shade, but it’s hard. I suggest wearing denim trousers or a skirt with a denim jacket and then a different coloured top underneath.

cowboy boots

Military

The military trend looks badass, and it can be rocked so many different ways. I love wearing a girly dress with LOWA distribute brown military boots, or something similar. They toughen up the look just enough! You can also try wearing military jackets over a girly dress.

Stripes

Stripes are everywhere; on tops, trousers, and even jackets. Choose one statement item and then style the rest of your outfit around that.

bohemian look

Bohemian

The boho look comes back every single year; it just changes every so slightly. This year it’s all about those metallic tattoos and plenty of layered jewellery. Look at Vanessa Hudgens if you need some inspiration.

Mermaid

The mermaid trend isn’t going anywhere, so make sure you pick up a few bits. Find items in turquoise and green, and make sure you go for iridescent sequins too! We’ve all longed to be the little mermaid at one time and another, so now is your chance.

White Denim

White denim isn’t the most forgiving of materials, so you do need to be confident to wear it. It can look great when worn as a pair of jeans or as a jacket; just make sure you’re comfortable! Also, watch out for any spills. They show up all too easily on white denim.

clashing-patterns

Clashed

Clashing your colours and patterns might seem like a bad idea, but everybody is doing it! Make it your own to be as bright and bold as you possibly can. It can take a little practice to get it right, but it can look amazing. Check out other fashion blogs and sites like Pinterest for inspiration. Don’t be afraid to go bold.

Are you going to be rocking these trends? Which of them do you like best? Leave any of your own tips below. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you again soon!

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Men’s Fashion Trends: International fashion disasters!

When I was thinking about fashion disasters this week, I thought that I would see what I could find from other countries, as well as the USA. Bad fashion has a language all its own and speaks crystal clear, without saying a word.

I’m starting off in Italy, where beautiful design is as part of their heritage as is delicious food and find wine. However, this man does not fit the bill. I can understand the crisp white trousers with matching shirt, blue plaid jacket and solid necktie, but they lose me at the accessories. He might have been able to get away with the bright green Nikes, but having some silver wafers strung together to make a shawl doesn’t do a thing for me at all.

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Lesson #103: STRIPE YOUR TIES

Like I’ve said before, ties are a great way to add a little (keyword being little) flare and color to your experimental streetwear or your old-fashioned formalwear. Ties with stripes are a tried-and-true means towards shaking up your ensemble. But, as with all things fashionable, not all striped ties are created equal, i.e. some designs are just STUPID.


INFEASIBLE: Wide stripes with difficult colors

I can’t think of any colors that match okay – let alone well – with the green so prominent in this tie. This wouldn’t be so bad if the green stripes weren’t so wide – but alas. Take to heart how real of a problem this is: ties are, while good for altering an ensemble slightly, still need to match your shirt, suit, or at least some other accessory. This tie will stand out for sure, but in a confusing and frustrating way.


Band of Outsiders Outlione Stripe, Natural/Windsor/India

Feasible: Thin stripes with colors easy to match

Now this Band of Outsiders is a piece of cake to rock. The almost-ivory white goes with off-blacks, blues, dark grays, etc. and the thin blue-black stripes can only make such matching even easier on the eyes. Ahhhh correspondence, what a tasteful property!

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70. Cardigans and you

INFEASIBLE: Striped cardigans

Rag & Bone Striped Cardigan
(From eLuxury)

Anything striped must look ironed or at the very least straightened. Lined shirts that are loose just come across as lazy or tired. So, naturally, a cardigan (the quinessential loose-fit and comfortable top type) was never meant to have bands on it. But hey, Rag & Bone knows what they’re doing, right? WRONG. Not having your buttons in the bottom half of the piece helps too, you know.


Feasible: Solid color cardigan

Generra mineral blue wool v-neck cardigan
(Brought to you by Bluefly)

Cardigans are best with either plain pastels or rich, vibrant hues. Very nice.

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54. Bow ties

INFEASIBLE: Bow ties with vertical stripes

(From BuyYourTies.com)

I’m of the school that vertical stripes, while amazing in concept, are rarely implemented well. And it’s NEAR impossible to get vertical stripes to work on a bow tie. They’re just too friggin’ small in area – doesn’t the one above look positively cramped?



Feasible: Black satin bow tie

(Brought to you by Lord & Taylor)

Back to basics, kiddos. This David Donahue will never do you wrong as long as you tie it right and wear it to the right occasion (entire posts within themselves, guess you’re just going to have to wait.)

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