White is the standard for many things – walls, wedding dresses, icing etc., but when it comes to white casual clothing there are some perceived challenges. White is such an airy, simplistic color. Whether it’s a white manicure, shoes, or hair for that matter it can make you look very contemporary and modern. Unlike its opposite, black, white if often passed up for other tones because of its perceived difficult wear ability. We are here to dismiss the myth, you can wear all white, all the time like actor Lisa Raye or incorporate it into your wardrobe subtly like many fashionistas across the blogosphere. We personally are of a fan of white being worn year round, depending on your age you may still consider this a fashion faux paus. To those of you who give the middle finger to fashion rules we are going to give you a few mistake proof tips on how to incorporate white into your wardrobe.
The clothes we wear, how we style our hair, even the cars we drive all give an inkling of our personalities, and the sunglasses we choose is no exception. Some decide on that special pair based on functionally others on style, either way it’s a glimpse into who we are or want to be. Picking the perfect shades is not as easy as it seems, sunglasses do more than block the sun, they’re much like a calling card. To get the look just right face structure, size of the frame and tint all have to be taken into consideration. But some ladies just gravitate to certain frames naturally like a feline to catnip.
Now that the holiday parties are all said and done, that’s no reason to believe our best winter looks are behind us. There are fashionable days ahead with these 5 winter must haves to ensure that you are looking your best until spring.
Burgundy – If you don’t know it by now, you need this hue. Although the name has gone from traditional burgundy to oxblood to merlot to whatever is coming next, it’s worth it to invest in a few pieces. One of the benefits of a rich tone like burgundy is it can make an inexpensive dress look very luxe.
Shimmer – Shimmer and shine aren’t only reserved just for special occasions. Bring the glam into the New Year with a gold metallic cocktail dress or a casual black shimmer dress that’s sure to start a conversation. Wear your shimmer looks with knits and neutrals during the off season to extend the life of those party dresses.
Monochromatic – Monochromatic doesn’t have to be boring. Step your color game up, or lack thereof with structured pieces that complement one another.
Velvet – Velvet was once only available around the holidays and expensive as all hell. The fashion gods have blessed us and velvet dresses, blazers and skirts are making their debut with a vengeance in never before seen colors and hues. Don’t sleep on this trend, I have a feeling once it’s gone, it’s gone, and if you play your cards right you’ll be the lucky lady with a few must-have pieces in her closet.
Knits – Knits are always in style, but statement knits are all the rage. Instead of opting for the status quo knit sweater, reach for a relaxed fit cold shoulder one instead, soft Angora mid-calf knit midi dress or oversized turtleneck sweater dress to switch it up a little.
These four looks are classy and timeless, how many of these do you have in your winter wardrobe? Let us know your favorites below.
The Aline dress style is hands down the most universal dress style. One of the most attractive qualities about this silhouette is that the cinched waist and flare skirt gives a waist to those that may not have one and distracts from the curves of those that may feel they have to many.
Checkout our video and learn about three variations of the worlds favorite dress and we they love it so.
So by now you’ve heard and hopefully seen the Christian Siriano runway show during New York Fashion Week. I could talk about the beautiful dresses, I could even talk about how he stole the show and how awe-struck I was at the diversity. All of that you’ve heard and read days ago. I here for one reason and one reason only, to express my appreciation.
Let’s be frank. No more than two dark faces and one curvy body is allowed on ALL the runways of the ENTIRE fashion week. I won’t say high fashion runways ain’t for every body, but I will say they ain’t letting every body in hint, hint.
I was trolling instagram after a busy day and caught some video on June Ambrose’s feed. I immediately put the bat call out to my fashion friends to see if anyone had the full video and my fly, fashionable, and fearless friend Lisa came through. It left me speechless.
I am here to express my appreciation for the stacked hips and thick lips, the melanin popping and the bra cups with multiple alphabets. I here to show my appreciation for the faded haircuts and 4c textured hair. I here to show my appreciation for the unapologetic use of extra fabric to cover the thicker bones and fearless faces that wore it. I appreciate the recognition that the darker the berry the sweeter the juice and the shout out to the big girls. I appreciate Christian being a risk taker and a rule breaker. It’s over due.
Christian Siriano showed the Fashion world that nobody can do it better. He showed that thousand dollar beads, straight lines, great craftsmanship and bold colors and details look PHENOMENAL on all body types and skin tones.
You go boy! Not only did you rule the runway you turned a chapter in Fashion History.
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