Category Archives: Fashion Trends

Style Watch: Capes

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Many designers showed their flare for Capes on the runways, and I must say I myself am completely intrigued. A cape worn the right way sends a message of chic pulled-upness( not a word but a word in my dictionary lol) A cape is so versatile and can be  dressed up or dolled down.  So if your looking for a different yet chic outwear option this Fall/Winter try out a cape!

Here is an everyday outfit idea with a cape :capes3

Click MORE to see Runway Cape style Courtesy of Hollywoodlife.com

Style Watch: Lace Up Booties

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Photo Credit: 1. ELLE, 2. Free People, 3. ELLE

Booties are a must in every girls closet theses days. Booties help edge up a super girly outfit  or depnding on the bootie can girly up a super edgy outfit. If you’re searching for a new style to spice up your ankle boot game, lace-up booties are the fiercest footwear trend of the moment. 

There’s something slightly sexy about showing a little bit of skin between laces. Depending on your work/internship environment, this style may not be suitable for the workplace, but are perfect for slipping on for a happy hour after clocking out.

If you’re not sure how to wear these shoes, take some cues from the styles above. Pair them with skinny jeans, a skirt, or a dress. Think of all the killer looks in your closet just waiting to be paired with some laced-up ankle booties.

Lace-Up-Booties-Shopping-Guideproduct Information: 1 – Zappos, 2 – Forever 21, 3 – Charlotte Russe, 4 – Zappos, 5 – Charlotte Russe

3.1 Phillip Lim For Target

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3.1 Phillip Lim for Target will include men’s and women’s clothes, accessories, and shoes. Prices will range from $19.99 to $299.99 for apparel, while accessories range in price from $19.99 to $59.99. The collection is set to launch in most Target stores and online starting September 15th. The collection, separated into three sections (morning, noon and night) is meant to be an assortment of lasting, wearable wardrobe staples for someone on the go. It melds Target’s mission–to fulfill the everyday needs of the masses–with Lim’s signature aesthetic, to some pretty perfect results. Want a sneak peak of the collection? CONTINUE READING!

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Style For Less: Zara Lace-Up Sandals vs. Zigi Soho Barrel High Heels

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Lace Up Heels are the current “it” item in heels. I have added a few pairs to my collection recently myself. Black lace up sandals with delicate cut-out are the perfect complement to a casual or dressy look. They even work for fall, just a cute pair of tights! Zara is always right on trend when it comes to fashion. The have  or shall I say had the cutest pair of lace up booties priced at $129. They are currently sold out. Please do not fret! I found a dupe and the best part is that they are priced for less!  So not only are they spot-on identical and readily available, they also happen to cost ~50% less than the Zara version! That is a fashion win-win!

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Style For Less: Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots For Less

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Many of us, myself included fell in love with the wedge sneaker trend started by Isabel Marant, I must admit that I really liked Marant’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Especially the shoes! The low boot is a must have for fall and Caleen by Marant is for sure the cream of the crop. The boot retails 10$ shy of 900$. If you continue reading I have a style for less option and more details on the featured boot.
Check out some of the ladies above and how they styled the boot!

Style Watch: Crochet Shorts

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Just like their lace counterparts, crochet shorts are a huge trend for spring and summer. Simultaneously girly and boho, these trendy shorts can elevate a casual look to fashion perfection. I suggest hitting the stores for this trend, these shores can be styled so many different ways.  Whether your style is hippie-chic, ultra-feminine, eclectic-boho, or somewhere in between these shirts are sure to add a girlish on trend flare.

Style Watch: Lucite Sunglasses

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One of my must have summer items are sunglasses. Yes, I know they can be worn year round but there is something about sunglasses in the summer my sets my day. Clear sunglasses are all the rage this summer. The lucite trend has been around in various forms for a few seasons but it has been pretty dramatic as of late. Lucite shoes and clutches are still a bold choice but lucite sunglasses are a great way to add the trend to your everyday wardrobe. Continue reading for some on trend shades for you!

Trend Alert: Black and Whit Dresses

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Nothing is more classic than Black and white. It one of the most versatile color schemes available and it pretty flattering. It also works well for day and night, this color combination is very popular this spring 2013 and its is super easy to pull off!

If want the dresses picture above get them here: 1, 2, 3

Target’s Upcoming Fashion Collaboration

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For their latest fashion collaboration, Target is teaming up with celebrity stylist Kate Young to create a collection of semiformal and formal wear. I’m super excited about this because the team up with Prabal Gurung was great!

According to WWD, Young – whose clients include Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams — has worked as a stylist with Target for over a decade. This is the first time the chain teamed up with a stylist.

Kate Young for Target will include women’s apparel as well as jewelry, handbags and shoes. The 30-piece collection will be available online and at all Target stores starting April 14. Prices range from $29.99 to $89.99 for apparel and $14.99 to $49.99 for accessories.

Style For Less: Christian Louboutin Unbout Pump

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(Photo Credit: I.T.C)

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Christian Louboutin   has done it again he revamped the pointy toed pump in to a fun modern must have! . Obviously, the most versatile color is black ( check out Rhianna and Lea Michele above). The shoe comes in plenty colors like neon yellow and pink that are shore to make a splash! The loubouies have been flying off the shelves and it hard for anyone to find them in stores! But not to worrrrrrrry, I found some style for less options for you that wont break the bank as much either! I must say the Style For Less options do lack the “sleekness” that the Louboutins possessed.

For Style For Less Options Continue Reading

Style Watch: Holographic Clothes & Accessories

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Product Info in top picture: Headband- Nasty Gal, Top- Charlotte Russe, Nail Polish- Zoya’s “Adina”, Jeans- ASOS, Crossbody Bag- Nasty Gal, Pumps- Forever 21, Clutch- Nine West, Phone Case- Nordstrom, Sandals- Forever 21, Ring- Forever 21, Flats- Forever21

 

 

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The word “hologram” may bring to mind Tupac concerts and ’90s novelty sunglasses, but this iridescent finish is set to become a major spring 2013 fashion trend. Designers like Burberry ProsumStella McCartney, and Jonathan Saunders featured this futuristic look in their Spring/Resort ’13 collections (pictured above), and now budget-friendly retailers have begun to roll out affordable holographic pieces.

Even though the holographic trend has an ultra-modern and fashion-forward aesthetic, it’s also a surprisingly easy trend to pull off! Don’t believe us?  Scroll down and watch just in my Trinidad James Voice!

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Style Watch: Leather Pannel Pants

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Products (L-R): 1. Dragon Moto Jeans – NastyGal, 2. Blank NYC Vegan Panelled Jeans – Pink Mascara, 3. Free People Leather Trim Jeans – Zappos

Faux and real leather is one of the “in” fabrics this season. Of course a leather jacket or leather legging are a easy go to, but if you want some different leather flare try leather paneled jeans!

They are a mash up of leather pants, tuxedo pants and skinny jeans. Its a great way to stay fashionable all while  staying on a budget. There are so many options available at different price ranges… there styles with tuxedo strioe down the leg, leather panels on the knees, the options are endless.