Monday, 21 January 2019 10:01

2019 Fashion Trends You Need to Know

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The New Year’s frenzy is slowly cooling down, together with the weather, but there’s a new source of excitement on the horizon: this year’s most prized style collections we’ll soon start flaunting!

Before you know it, the frost and snow will turn into blooming flowers and the sun will start warming the streets, giving us all the more inspiration to get out and try those new, fantabulous trends we’ve all been waiting for.

We’re talking rich hues, funky shapes, experimenting with pairing, some oldies in patterns making a stellar comeback, and of course, novel prints to look out for on everything from skirts to hair accessories.

Yes, this will be a year of playful rebellion, moving boundaries, and setting new norms for the lovers of fashion everywhere.

Let’s dive straight in and help you find your own perfect tee screaming your name, or an eye-popping trend to freshen up your winter dull!

Feathers, Fringe, And Frills, Step Forward

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Texture has always been one of fashion’s loudest voices, and this remains true in 2019.

Many a stunning collection on the runways has boasted quite a number of items with fun and lively textures to add a second layer of excitement to the outfit.

In a sense, spreading your spring and summer wings will not be an issue, it will be made simpler for the presence of colourful feathers on your lovely garments.

The same goes for fringes and frills, all making your clothes come to life, move with you, and taking even the simplest monochrome suits to the next level of sophistication.

This year, frills and fringe will not be reserved for the street, but you’ll see them prominently displayed in every collection for every occasion!

Past Is Not Passe

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Fashion always finds a way to give an homage to all the trends that have the potential for a stamp of timelessness.

That applies to patterns that might be simple, but remain as alluring and relevant as ever in 2019.

Retro prints prove once again that they are and will forever have a reserved spot in the highest ranks of fashion.

This summer, you can sport vivid prints such as polka dots and a touch of ruched fabric with a marvellous one piece swimsuit in one of the summerlicious hues that is shaped to bring out your figure.

It’s that 70’s spirit of femininity and comfortable cuts that will dominate all throughout the warm season ahead!

Tie-dye Meets Neon

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Scandinavian trends have always had the tendency of utilising beautiful asymmetry, paired with love for minimalism, delivering truly outstanding items we can wear for almost any occasion. However, this year will make use of their love for tie-dye: those unique, creative mixes of clashing colours to truly add a soft, flowy feel to your style.

For the sake of spring and summer excitement, you can pair this with another warm weather trend on the rise, and that is the use of neon shades.

Particularly, we’ll love powerful, hot pink, sunny yellow, and Grinch-y green, among many others, all serving the purpose to fun up your wardrobe.

What’s Your Superpower?

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Looking for a cute, but versatile addition to your wardrobe, but you already have transparent boots, and a hot-red tote?

Luckily for all of us in love with comfortable, quirky items, 2019 will reintroduce the long-lost capes, this time with a modern twist or two.

They no longer come in strictly pastel hues and they are definitely not only made of those toasty fabrics that serve only during a harsh winter outing.

The spring and summer of this year will be filled with stripy, colourful, frilled (you’ve guessed it right), and plaid capes, as a perfect addition for those indecisive days of the transitional season.

You can even style them for an haute couture dress and a pair of fancy heels, or you can match them with your ripped denim jeans and the boho-perfect skirts and shirts.

Style Your Pretty Head

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We’ve gone through many a strange and beautiful phase with wearing all kinds of accessories. There have been times when a tiara was a perfectly reasonable choice, and chokers have reigned supreme for quite a long time.

However, perhaps in our search for valuable trends of the past, we have revived our love for hats, and they come as a useful surprise for the sunny days, just in time to shield our complexion!

Take your pick from bucket hats with a splash of neon to keep them eye-catching, opt for veiled hats for an added touch of elegance, or stick to the all-time favourites such as wide-brimmed hats, and you’ll add a whole new level of authenticity to your entire look.

In addition to serving a great purpose in protecting your beauty, you’ll find them in a wide array of colours, patterns, and with added fabrics to make them the key statement piece of your ensemble.

Chances are, you won’t be able to resist any of these trends as soon as the clock strikes spring. However, make sure to look through other upcoming trends on the rise, and make your outfit selection all the more characterful and true to your preferences!

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 10:36

How to Bring Back the ‘80s to Your Style

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From vibrant colours, to shoulder pads and excessive ruffles, everything was on point in the 1980s.

Even though minimalism has been around for quite a while, we’re noticing the ‘80s roar, trying to make their comeback into the 21st century. If you've been looking forward to spicing up your wardrobe with fanny packs, classic t-shirts, or maybe scrunchies, this is the right time to do it.

Whether you want to play with colours, sparkle all the way with sequins or maybe ruffle the outfits up, we’ve got a few suggestions that’ll make you bring the ‘80s fashion back all the way.

Miniskirts

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One of the favourite pieces of clothing in the 1980s was, by far, miniskirts. Whether wool or leather, they were often rocked with leggings and a big jacket on top. Today, with an array of miniskirts, you can pair a black leather one with fishnet stockings and ankle boots, throw a leather jacket over a ruffled top and you've got yourself a true Madonna look.

Just make sure you crimp your hair, add bold makeup and you’re good to go.

Bring Back Ruffles

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One of the key looks of the ‘80s were precisely ruffles.

From tops and jackets to dresses, skirts, pants, and even shoes and bags, ruffles are everywhere today. That’s why you won’t have any trouble bringing the ‘80s vibe back to your outfit with structured ruffles on an evening dress.

Think about matching a blush pink top with thin straps with a pair of white trousers and a classy nude clutch to go with your nude sandals.

Nothing says 1980 as off-the-shoulder tops with a few ruffles on them, so consider this option as your go-to top choice for the evening.

High-waisted Denim

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Thank God for high-waisted denim, because it makes every figure look gorgeous.

No matter the shape of your buttocks, or the size of your hips – high-waisted denim will add a certain dose of sex appeal to your outfit while making you feel amazing in your own skin.

So, to make a statement with your ‘80s outfit, think about matching a classic telnyashka t-shirt with a pair of high-waisted denim jeans. Tuck the t-shirt in, put on a black belt with big buckle, and throw over a black blazer with shoulder pads for the ultimate ‘80s look.

Include Neon Colours

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Unlike today, people weren’t too afraid to experiment with colours and embrace the eccentricity back in the 1980s.

That’s precisely why everything from work outfits to gym wear was in bold neon hues. So, to make the ‘80s alive again, feel free to include vivacious colours into your everyday ensembles.

Let decadent designs become a part of the 21st century and have fun with bold colours such as gold, magenta, fuchsia, and cobalt. A magenta blouse matched with bold yellow trousers and fuchsia heels is all you could want for an extravagant ‘80s vibe.

Go With Sequins

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A little sparkle never hurt anyone, so bring back the glamour of the ‘80s with a lot of sequins.

What was worn as a night ensemble back in the day, can now be a gorgeous daytime outfit.

If you’re going for a unique and eye-catching look, a sequin dress is your go-to option. To make it stand out even more, match it with a pair of sneakers and throw on an oversized denim jacket. A white t-shirt underneath the dress plus a pair of ‘80s retro style sunglasses and you’ll pull off an outlandish look everyone will envy you for.

Fashion Accessories To Rock

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Aside from incredibly retro sunglasses, the ‘80s were also known for statement jewellery, fanny packs, bold headpieces and gloves.

The key for the decade was definitely silk gloves with layered jewellery, that added a certain dose of sophistication to an entire look.

For an extravagant ‘80s vibe, think about rocking a pair of oversized earrings along with a fanny pack and a statement pair of sunglasses.

Don't worry about going too far, because the ‘80s were all about taking the fashion to the extreme. You'll be able to tone all the accessories down with a neutral outfit and let the adornments speak for themselves.

If you’re looking for a decade to bring back to your wardrobe, the 1980s are definitely the most versatile one. From oversized accessories to bold colours and excessive ensembles, everything in the 1980s screamed eccentric. Therefore, if your wardrobe needs a bit of spicing up, dig into the ‘80s fashion and you’ll find a myriad of inspiration.

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 12:28

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Denim on denim for breakfast, this is simple enough look but be aware or you might get it wrong so;

1) Never wear denim accessories, like handbags or denim shoes, with your look, because you do not want to look like a denim tree.

2) Use shades and shapes that flatters your skin tone and body shape, lighter shades draws the eye to the body parts they cover and darker shades has a slimming effect. So it is best to wear the lighter shade on top and the darker shade on the bottom.

3) Dress up your look with a pair of statement heels or flaming red lips

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The Gingham trend is one of my favourites this season, made popular by style icons like Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn during the 50's and 60's. This preppy print is easy to wear with a ladylike feel. Pair it, for lunch with the girls, with a figure hugging pencil skirt and a flirty off the shoulder Bardot top for a Cute and sexy look.

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Tropical Print

This floral Cami dress is perfect for a Diner date, outlines your curves and defines your waist while showing of just a bit of leg with the slight slit on the one side. Remember if you are wearing Tropical print, tone it down with neutral accessories like a belt, sandals or shoulder bag.

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