Discover what’s hot in fashion off the streets, and channel the latest trends into your own unique style.
The scarf is a piece of fabric that is worn usually around the neck, head, or waist. Scarves are worn for a variety reasons: to keep warm, to stay clean, to express religious beliefs, and to be used as a fashion accessory.
With the weather starting to heat up, it’s time to pack all your winter pieces and stash them at the back of your closet. Prepare your spring-summer wardrobe, starting with your shoes. Chuck those winter boots out and make room for warm-weather footwear.
There’s nothing delicate about this season’s accessories. They’re bold, brash, and ostentatious. The secret to wearing them without looking overloaded is not to wear more if you’ve decided to glam yourself up with major bling. These over-the-top bangles from Irene Neuwirth, Chanel, and Furla will add a touch of elegant sophistication to a tailored or body-hugging outfit in a solid color. All you have to do is choose an outfit color that will match one of the hues on your ultra-glam bangles, and you’ll have a consistent fashion theme.
Footwear this spring turns unabashedly flamboyant. It’s all about heels and platforms with surprising details! None of those dainty ballerina flats that call to mind prim, little princesses; this season the vixen makes a comeback, and these distinctive footwear styles will definitely pander to her whims. And, the spring vixen’s whims declare that she tower over ordinary mortals in 6-inch-platforms, and teeter precariously on killer stilettoes. Reputable shoe designers have taken the stability of the shoes into consideration however, so vixens can prance around comfortably despite the height.
For more detailed instructions about wearing scarves with panache, take a look at this cute video! If this won’t have you running to find the scarf of your dreams, we don’t know what will.
The winter months are almost over and spring approaches with a hint of blooms. With its approach comes a desire to reinvent your wardrobe and shed the somber shades of winter. After all, isn’t spring all about life and rebirth? Your wardrobe will soon reflect the explosion of spring in colors that bring back that naughty glint in your eye, and that saucy swing in your step.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words neon fashion? Odds are you’d be experiencing a blast from the past and taking a time machine back to the excessive 80’s. And if you were a child of the 80’s, you probably cringe every time you see that odd 80’s picture of yourself in a female mullet, beetle brows, teased bangs, and day glow/neon attire. But surprise (!) surprise (!) after swearing off leggings as something you’d never wear again, they’re back in full force. After having your brows shaped into elegant arches for years, you find out that, thick brows a la Brooke Shields are en vogue once again. And colors are exploding all over the place in not quite 80’s fashion this spring 2012.
Most designers seemed eager to test the waters of brilliant neon colors for summer and spring 2012. One such designer is Nanette Lepore who in contrast had gone all-white last season. If her color palette was spare then, now it IS clearly ablaze with color! Down the runway traipsed outfits in neon yellow, tangerine, hot pink and electric blue, either singly or in preposterous combinations we’d think wouldn’t work, but Lepore’s discerning eye would combine in undaunted fashion. Her seasoned eye combined the brazen colors with simple feminine silhouettes, expertly tipping her hat to the balance of fashion.
Yes, the pajama look is one of the hottest trends to hit fashion runways this spring! Before you can even say “What’s so hot about pajamas? They’re comfy that’s all!” popular designers from Stella McCartney to Jill Sander will have their models walk down runways in pajama outfits that definitely don’t look like anything BUT pajamas – only more subtle, with interesting prints, edgy designs, even trimmings.
Spring and summer also coaxes the Spring/Summer Shoe Fairy out from hiding. She unveils spring and summer shoe wonders that are sure to cast a spell on shoe enthusiasts everywhere, or turn the average woman into Carrie Bradshaw (lead character of the defunct cult TV series, Sex and the City) in a snap. What lady wouldn’t want to slip her footsies into the Shoe Fairy’s spring and summer shoe offerings after a glimpse of these enchanting delights?
Mullets, which caught on like wildfire in the 80’s, are or were (?) viewed with a great deal of fashion derision. Walk down any street in any fashion capital and you’d instantly be proclaimed a fashion victim if you sported the hairstyle Germans used to call “Vokuhila” (an acronym for: vornekurz, hintenlang) which means: short in front, long in back. THAT aptly describes what a mullet hairstyle is all about.
There’s nothing wrong about being sweet and bubbly. It’s easy to be with someone pleasant. But sometimes “pleasant” translates to “boring”, and to keep yourself interesting enough to get to know, you’d have to pull that dark rabbit out of your magician’s hat. There’s a femme fatale in every woman just waiting to get her share of the limelight. And when she’s in the limelight, she’ll give you mysterious thrills you won’t get as the ubiquitous good-girl-next-door.
Our eyes need protection from the harsh rays of the sun in summer. Or in a lot of instances, they also camouflage bleary eyes and eye-bags from a night of partying. But they do more than just protect eyes and cover up less-than-desirable peepers. They can also be an astute reflection of your personal style. In fact, many celebrities are known for signature sunglasses look, and their sunglasses shapes have become iconic.
Maxi dresses are THE fashion item for women who want to look fashionable but still feel comfortable this spring and summer. Maxis usually bare feminine shoulders and a hint of décolletage before billowing to the ankles, making it ideal for countering the slight chill of spring and the sizzling heat of summer. The soft fabrics usually give a woman’s skin a chance to breathe after being covered up all winter.
There’s something about spring and summer that puts every young thing in the mood to party. You can blame it on the sun, drenching the earth in yellow rays, making every color pop, transforming every kind of landscape. Or you can blame it on the warm breeze and sultry nights, waking the blood, making hearts beat faster, leading feet to tap readily to any kind of rhythm. It’s warm weather season and the party people are out and about, eager for their dose of fun and laughter.