Finding A Staple When Shopping For Fashion And Finding A Style

When it comes to fashion and style, a large part of it is in the stores that one goes to. It is important for one to be willing to shop at various stores when she is new in the search for her style. However, at some point she is going to have a favorite store or a go to shop for most items that she wants. Her main store depends on the type of clothes that she likes. Often times, one is going to find a store that sells unique items that are exclusive to the store. The unique item that she wants could be any item. It could be a trending item, or something that has been off trend. Either way, what matters the most in style is what the person prefers.

A staple could be anything like a store or a piece of clothing. For people that have a certain type of staple that is sold at a wide variety of stores, they should consider themselves fortunate. All they have to do is find a store that sells the product at the lowest price so that she will get a good deal on the item. It also does help to have the item on sale.

For people that are limited to one store, the good news is that the store often has plenty of other unique items that can be found for those that are willing to look. These items could be vintage items from the 70s. This would be a good style to adopt because a lot of people are starting to love the 70s. At the same time, it is not just about what others want. It is about what the individual wants. In the end, the individual lives with one’s self for 24 hours a day. The individual’s own acceptance is what should be the most important.

How Some Trends Leave and Return

While some trends will leave, there are some that stay around. However, there are some trends that make a comeback. Perhaps it is some form of nostalgia. Either way, it is not uncommon to see something that was on trend about 30-40 years ago make its comeback in present day in some form. Often times, right before the comeback, these old trends are ridiculed. Either way, there are some trends that are making a comeback for a new generation to experience for themselves. Some of them may even like these bits of clothing that have once been deemed out of style.

Among the types of clothes that have been off trend for a while are the off-the-shoulder maxi dress, wide-leg pants, overalls, and some other items. Of course, they are not necessarily the same as the earlier items. There are a few differences in the fabrics, patterns and the overall design of the clothing. However, this is something that the people that are all about fashion are going to look at in order to stay up to date. However, a lot of these items have not gone out of style to some people. There are certain subcultures that have kept these items alive.

While there is nothing bad about keeping track of the trends, it is important to know that it is better for one to find her own style so that she can be totally satisfied with her own choices in clothing. Some of the more stylish people often know that what was once in style may likely come back in style. Either way, they don’t choose a product based on what is popular. They find a product that they like regardless of what someone else may think about it. In the end, each person lives with his or her own fashion choices.

Next Accessory Trend: Mermaid Crowns

The past few years, teen and young adult fashion has been rife with flower crowns. Aspiring hippies strutted around summer music festivals wearing everything from simple daisy chains to elaborate headbands as large as bouquets. They were so popular they even showed up as a Snapchat filter. Now, though, a different hair accessory has emerged.

Mermaid crowns are suddenly everywhere on Instagram and Etsy, with demand on the most popular Etsy shops being almost more than the artists can handle. These crowns are more like tiaras than the flower crown halo shape and are made of shimmering shells, jewels, crystals, beads, chains, and baubles, most with pieces that dangle down onto the forehead. The crowns are usually tall and ornate and rival the tiaras won by beauty queens. Many wearers pair them with body glitter and paint to complete the magical look.

Mermaid crowns have come on the scene in the midst of a strong mermaid trend in fashion and lifestyle choices. Swim classes where participants learn to take to the water wearing tail fins are all the rage. Cute knitted mermaid tail blankets and cool hued mermaid hair dye jobs have taken over Pinterest and Instagram. Whether it is the influence of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” on this generation’s childhoods or a world full of sad events that draws young people to the sea, it seems that mermaids are here to stay.

Fashion Makes Circular Pattern

The world of fashion moves in a cyclical pattern. What was popular 20 or 30 years ago comes back into fashion with a slight twist to give it a modern look. Decades that have been joked about for years, like the 80’s, are coming back in style.

Perhaps it’s because we look back and see the sky high bangs and oversized shoulders pads and laugh. There were parts of 80’s style that were less laughable, admirable even. The 80’s was a time when large prints could be mixed with bright colors. Secondhand was also layered on to create one of a kind looks. Today, that is what is coming back, the ability to test the waters of print, color, and shape in layers. Other styles like the puffy, sagging sleeves are coming back paired with a faux leather jumper. It’s a new look that speaks to something familiar. Silhouettes that cling to the body and then flare into a fun bubble skirt, metallic fabric, and pinstripes are making their way onto runways.

Romanticizing a particular era is nothing new. We are now far enough away from the 80’s to forget the parts that we didn’t like, maybe not the hair, but a lot of the other things. Fashion, like many other creative arts, get inspiration from the past. As designers continue to reinvent the wheel, they’re creating clothing that will make the current era stand out. When we know where we have come from we can follow where we might be going.

From Nerdy to Chic: The Budding Popularity of Glasses

Riddle time: What is one essential item that also doubles as a fashion statement? If you answered glasses, you are correct! There was once a time when wearing glasses was considered nerdy and unattractive, but few people can resist the hipster appeal of the necessity today, and with so many styles, who can blame them? Surely popularity often equates to pricey, but with a little research, it is easy to determine where you can find the cheapest yet most stylish shades available! Thankfully, Buzzfeed educated everyone on the top nine:

1. BonLook

Though glasses are a tad pricey compared to others on this list, few can overlook the styles and general quality of the shades. Starting at $99, you are welcome to check out a multitude of styles, colors, and either cosmetic or prescription glasses.

2. 39 Dollar Glasses

You guessed it: These frames start at $39 and are fairly trendy!

3. Coastal

With shades starting at $19, you really cannot go wrong. From flirty to sophisticated, there are glasses for everybody, whether they need them or not.

4. Glasses USA

Starting at $38, this provider offers a multitude of shades as well as contacts. With the ability to ship anywhere in the United States, everybody can take a look…literally.

5. Zenni Optical

Shades at Zenni start at $6.95. The retailer also allows users to upload a photo of themselves to see how these shades will look before they buy them.

6. Express Glasses

Like Zenni, the frames start at $6.95 and rarely exceed that price. Talk about a shopping haul!

7. EyeBuyDirect

The cheapest place on the list is EyeBuyDirect. The glasses start at a low of $6; a multitude of shades and patterns make certain that you will find the pair that is right for you.

8. Goggles4u

$6.95 tends to be a popular price for glasses nowadays, but nobody is really complaining.

9. Marvel Optics

Though they do have shades reminiscent of the comics, Marvel Optics stands on its own in terms of creativity. With glasses starting at $9.95, little can go wrong–except buying around 100 pairs.

Royal College of Art Students Design a Coat and Tent in One

Sometimes, a great design isn’t about beauty. Instead, it’s about usefulness. It’s about pragmatism. That’s the truth with a new design that was inspired by Syrian refugees. The students at the Royal College of Art, which is located in London, decided to design a coat that could be used as a tent, a coat or a sleeping back. They designed it will Syrian refugees in mind. In some ways, they call it a “wearable dwelling.”

Getting Ready to Hit Markets

Right now, this wearable dwelling is just in the prototype stage, but the students are hoping to release it soon in stores. They have already begun a Kickstarter campaign for the coat and dwelling, and they want Syrian children, men and women to be able to use it by the end of July in 2016.

The coat looks like a regular raincoat, and right now the color of the prototype is white. But when you take the coat off, it can turn easily into a tent. It has big pockets on each side that allow for this. The pockets can be used for storage when the coat is in use as a rain coat, but when you fold the coat out to be used as a sleeping back or tent, the large pockets come into play so that the surface area is much bigger.

The students at the Royal College of Art in London are extremely excited about their design, and they are currently taking donations for anyone who is interested in giving.

High Fashion Begins With Politics This Year

As the 2016 campaign for the White House ramps into high gear this summer, many fashion experts have taken a backstage to political campaign consultants in the cutthroat world of partisan politics. From the white dress Melania Trump wore during her recent speech to presidential contender Hillary Clinton’s widely publicized expensive new work clothes, Americans can expect to see some very high-powered ladies attire on display during the presidential race this year. How to remain chic while appealing to voters will likely tax some of Washington D.C.’s elites.

For instance, Melania Trump, the wife of candidate Donald Trump, addressed the Republican National Convention earlier this week wearing a white dress that showcased her fashion model proportions and narrow waistline. As reporters dissected her remarks afterwards and discovered her speech copied entire sections of one delivered by First Lady Michelle Obama a few ago, Glamour reported that the $2,190 high fashion outfit had sold out within the hour.

Secretary Clinton also turned heads with her tailored fashions recently. Her new daily wear includes some in-demand European haute couture items. She delivered a New York primary victory speech wearing a trendy $12,495 Giorgio Armani jacket. The irony of the candidate lamenting income inequality while dressed in pricey designer threads did not escape The New York Post.

Even ordinary citizens attending the RNC Convention garnered some savage media criticism for wearing “ill-fitting” bright red skirts to celebrate a patriotic red-white-and-blue theme. This year, it seems politics concentrates on the essentials, ladies!

“In Between” in Women’s Fashion

A recent article on Racked discusses women’s fashion and the divide between sample sizing and plus sizing. The majority of American women actually wear sizes that are in between the two, making it hard to shop at many stores. Designers focus on dressing women in one of the two categories and rarely feature styles for the “normal” sized customer.

The “in between” sized woman is not only absent from representation in the fashion world, but in Hollywood as well. If female celebrities are larger than a size zero high fashion model, they are forced into the “plus size star” category, often without their consent. This was the case when Amy Schumer (a size 8) was named in Glamour‘s plus size issue and when model Robyn Lawley (size 12) was lauded for being the first plus size woman featured in Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit issue. Women must either be model-thin or part of the “fat and sassy” club; designers and the world don’t like the women in between because, in the words of Mindy Kaling, they “lack the self-discipline to be an aesthetic, or the sassy confidence to be a total fatty hedonist.”

Most women I know fit into the “in between” category and it’s true, there is not much representation for average sizes, even for brands that stock them. It is hard to shop when the models do not share your size or body type.

Kendall and Kylie Handbag Line Launched

After three months of anxious waiting, Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s line of handbags has finally been released. Currently the line is only available at Saks Fifth Avenue, but starting in August you can also buy the bags at Shopbop, Neiman Marcus, Revolve, Holt Renfrew, and Bloomingdale’s. If you want to get your hands on one, start saving up your money now: the line starts at $195 and goes as high as $450.

The handbag line consists of 18 bags including chic adult backpacks, huge totes, functional satchels, and glamorous cross-body bags. You can also buy leather key chain versions of Kylie’s dogs for a mere $95 a pop. The line is surprisingly colorful, with bags in black, white, grey, red, and shades of blue. When the line was announced back in April, Kylie described it as “super modern” and noted that it “pairs well with pieces from [the] Kendall + Kylie ready to wear and shoe collection for fall.”

While the handbags are decidedly unique, the two sisters clearly used other designers for inspiration. For instance, the furry dog key chains are clearly based on Fendi’s Karlito bag charms; the only difference is the price and that they are dogs, not weird furry men. This bag is also a pretty obvious knock off of a Celine bag that Kendall is often seen wearing.

Leslie Jones Gets a Dress

Leslie Jones is one of the biggest names in comedy right now. She currently appears on Saturday Night Live, and she stars in the upcoming Ghostbusters film. She is known for her big personality and fearless flamboyance. Despite her success and visibility, there is one arena she is struggling to break into: fashion.

Jones recently updated her Twitter account to report that no couture designers are willing to loan her a dress to wear to the Ghostbusters premier. The red carpet event should be a great opportunity for a label to promote its latest designs, yet no one wants to put his or her creations on Leslie. She speculates that designers don’t want to be associated with a black woman over 40 who is not a runway sample size. Some designers have spoken to the press regarding sizing in the fashion world. They claim that Jones should have known ahead of time that no one would have dresses in her size to loan out for events. They seem satisfied with this conclusion, but Jones is not.

It is true that Jones does not conform to the Hollywood ideal, and that is one of the many reasons why she has gained so many fans. Her fans want to see her enjoying her red carpet moment in a dress just as glamorous as the ones worn by her thin white costars. One of these fans is Christian Siriano, who has responded to Jones’ tweets by offering to make her a dress. He has refused to accept praise for doing something that he perceives as being a normal part of his job.