The Military Jacket Is Taking Over

September 27, 2016 § Leave a comment

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The military jacket has been a style staple at least since the 1960s. Yves Saint Laurent first introduced the look with his iconic Saharienne jacket and it has evolved year after year since. The 2000s offered oversized army jackets with embellished patches as a major trend fashion bloggers just couldn’t get enough of; but fall 2016 is taking it back to the Age of Enlightenment, featuring styles from 18th century Britain and France.

Here’s how to wear the new military jacket:

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·Go denim! Take your Justin + Britney to a new level with a double-breasted military jacket. This is a more structured look to the vintage 80s denim jacket we’ve been wearing for years now. Pair it with a great pair of heels and a colorful handbag to complete the look!

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·Stick with the regimentary colors of classic military looks. Red, Navy, and black are a great place to start. It’s important to add pops of color, or this look can be taken to a level that looks a little too military-esque.

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·Honor the typical military badges and pins with a detailed jacket. You don’t have to be so conventional with this one, it’s definitely a way to have fun with this trend! And opt out of the standard military green with a classic khaki look. Pair it with a pair of tennis shoes and your fav high-rise jeans and you are set for the day with a comfortable, trendy look!

Do you like the new style of military jacket? Let us know in the comments!

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The Fashion Horoscope: Libra

September 22, 2016 § Leave a comment

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It’s the month of the Libra, and we have all their style qued-up! Find out how to rock their looks for everything from party time to a stroll in the park:

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·Friends. Libras are fun friends who are always willing to help! This zodiac sign is social, lovable, and enjoyable to be around. They love to spend time with their loved ones and will not hesitate to organize or host a gathering. This butterfly of a personality needs an everyday outfit to match. Bohemian themes suit a Libra perfectly, anything with ruffles and flowing details are great choices for the Libra.

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·Love. Finding the right partner is a priority for the Libra. They like to be in a relationship and maintain peace and harmony with their significant other, they will do anything to please them. With a Libra’s expressive, creative, and charming personality, they make a great partner. On a date, a Libra’s style is best expressed through a comfortable outfit. With their steady relationships, a Libra doesn’t always feel the need to be over-the-top with their looks. Bright colors are how they show their personality best!

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·Work. Libra-born are great teammates that you always want to have on your side! They will work hard and be just in their decision-making. Libras like to show their personality through their work and really utilize their social skills. When it comes to shopping, a Libra can be very hesitant to spend money; although they love good clothes and fashion! For work, a Libra definitely does a more toned-down look, but they still feel best in comfortable clothing that matches their free personality. You can convey this best with a cotton blouse with layered necklaces!

How will you wear the look of the Libra? Let us know!

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Fall 2016: Trends for the Office

September 20, 2016 § Leave a comment

Fall 2016: Trends for the Office for 30+ Women

Dressing for the office does not have to be boring, especially when you are over 30. There are many fun ways to be stylish at work, but is also important to be appropriate and respectable. Impress your coworkers with these stylish trends that are perfect for the professional woman in the office for Fall 2016.

  • Suede. The most popular way to wear this trend is as a well-tailored blazer. Imagine pairing a stylish suede blazer with a pencil skirt and a fitted blouse—perfection.
  • Suede bags. Suede is your best friend this season because it is appropriate for the Fall and so on trend. Reach for your favorite suede bag in a variety of colors especially brown or a dark red.
  • Knit Turtlenecks. Stay warm and fashionable with a knit turtleneck. A knit turtleneck looks very neat and polished with both slacks and a skirt. Find solid eye-popping colors like burnt orange, plum and blue.
  • Oversized statement necklaces. Statement necklaces are amazing match for turtlenecks. Mae a fun statement with a piece that is bold with a simple design.
  • Stacked Heel Boots. In the office make solid steps when accomplishing your goals. The best way to do that is in a pair of stacked heel boots in colors of black and brown.
  • Causal Fridays: Casual Fridays, doesn’t mean to underdress. Keep your style sharp and chic with a nice pair of jeans, a colorful blouse and stylish booties.
  • BONUS TIP: Always when you are in the business of fashion, you can never go wrong with black. Add a pop of color with you accessories like a red belt or a colorful necklace.

What trends do you follow and wear at the office? Share your thoughts below!

 

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Fall 2016 Jewelry Trends

September 15, 2016 § Leave a comment

It’s that time again, time to rejuvenate your jewelry collection. Luckily, there are some great new trends to try out! The runways were full of exciting collections full of upgraded takes on centuries-old jewels. Everything was spotted from long tassel earrings to eyeglass chains!

Here’s a few of our favorite trends to try out:

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·Rings parties are definitely happening this season, but not with the simplistic bands that have been around the past few years. These rings are all going to the same party, and they’re all making a big statement! Try layering-up your favorite detailed rings, vintage rings are great for this, just place one ring on your middle three fingers. It’s a good idea to have a common color theme for this look, with that in mind you’ll make a big statement with your rings this fall!

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·Body chains are super cool this season. They’re very minimalistic and can be worn with your favorite pair of jeans and a t-shirt! Don’t overthink this one, just get a simple chain you can slung on your hips. Your midriff game will be rockin’!

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·This is a trend that was popular a few years ago, but is seeing a big revival! The large “plate” jewelry was everywhere this season. This can be metals or stones, the key is to make the rest of your look minimalistic to avoid a kitschy look. We love these with a simple wrap dress for the season.

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·If you’re open to trying new trends, this is an elegant one to go for. Dolce & Gabbana girls have been rocking the bejeweled flower crown look for seasons now, and finally other designers like Rodarte and Marchesa are finally catching up! This is a great way to upgrade a nighttime look and make yourself feel like a queen, all at the same time.

What are your favorite jewelry trends this season? Let us know!

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The Newest “Cool Girl” Outfit

September 13, 2016 § Leave a comment

We all love our sneakers. But sometimes, you have to dress it up a bit more than wearing yoga pants and a t-shirt. Street style stars have been seen everywhere wear sneakers with dresses; model Cara Delevingne got major backlash for wearing the look to meet President Obama back in January. We’re not saying you should do that, but combining you favorite pair of sneakers with a dress or skirt is definitely on every “cool girl’s” to do list.

Here’s how to wear the look:

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·Do you have that one amazing dress you love but never have anywhere to wear it to? Well, problem solved. Tennis shoes are a great way to play-down an elegant dress. The key to this is to keep you look very simple, natural hair and makeup are a must. This is totally a Sunday morning brunch worthy outfit.

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·Your shoes are your blank canvas, use them to enhance your dress. Add a pop of color or a great print. Keep the dress and accessories neutral to really show-off your kicks!

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·Now take it to an insanely cool level with a dress… and pants! Mix the casual with the dressy, the sporty with the chic. This look is a great way to stay comfortable in your cool-girl dress and sneakers!

Would you ever dare to wear a dress with sneakers? Let us know in the comments!

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Why You’ll be Wearing a Beret This Fall

September 8, 2016 § Leave a comment

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For years now the beret has been lacking in style, coolness, and wearability. But the fashion houses this season are taking a stand and proving otherwise. This new totally-French version of the beret was all over the runways. But not in the sagging knit we’ve been avoiding for a while now, but in the shape of the classic headpiece that graced the heads of everyone from Twiggy to Bridget Bardot in its heyday. And we’re in love.

Here’s how to rock the beret this fall:

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·Having a classic black beret is a wardrobe staple this fall. This piece can go with just about anything in your closet. But think like a french girl and style it with a chic coat, jeans, and pumps! C’est tré chic.

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·Use the quirkiness of the beret to your advantage! This is a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit. Try mixing a bright beret with a mix of textures and patterns. We love the idea of breaking-up a mixed print outfit with this piece!

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·Complete your outfit with a beret to match! This can be on the more kitchy side, but it’s completely adorable when done correctly. Keep the majority of the outfit natural to make this one a street style star.

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·Try a military-inspired look. A great suit with a neutral colored beret is a classic look. Adding fun accessories like glasses or a handbag will make this a modern beauty.

Berets can be a ton of fun! Complete the look with 60s inspired makeup — thick eyelashes and a natural face. Remember a classic black beret is a great way to try out this trend with minimal commitment. Let us know if you’ll be wearing a beret this fall! Go ahead and leave us a comment!

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Tea Stained Eyes

September 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

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The 90s grunge look that ruled the 2016 runways. Tea stained eyes is one of the most wearable beauty trends in modern years. The Londoner “cool girl” look was paired with a natural face and dewey skin, transporting this makeup into the 21st century at shows like Erdem and Christopher Kane.

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Here’s how to copy the look:

·Start with a good base. Makeup primer will help calm your skin and smooth your eyelids to keep your makeup looking fresh. We suggest using one with at least an SPF 10 included.

·Next use a barely-there base, this is important to keep the look youthful. A tinted BB or CC cream is great for this purpose.

·Add a light contour to the cheeks, nose, and forehead following the natural shadows of the face. Highlight the T-zone, and add a bright blush as usual.

·And now for the eyes, you will need two shades of brown for a really enhanced tea-stained look. Use a soft brush and cover the lid with a lighter brown color. Then with a flat brush, trace over the light color, and blend outward; tracing the eye shape. It is important to use this color as a liner on the bottom lid of the eye too, it’s the best way to have a full-on tea stained eye. Now blend, blend, blend!

·Add a light coat of mascara, a powder to bring it all together, and a nude lip.

Et voilà, you have the perfect tea stained eye! The most important thing to remember about this beauty look is to keep it natural! Failing to do so will take you from Kate Moss to Marilyn Manson real quick. Will you be trying the tea stained eye? Let us know!

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