The OVERSIZED Leather Jacket Is Taking Over The World!

Its tiny sibling better start counting its blessings. It is official: the fitted skinny leather jacket is gone and replaced by its sophisticated grown up classic sister the oversized leather jacket that has slung off celebs’, bloggers’, and all the who’s who’s of the sartorial world’s shoulders way too much lately for us to remain ignorant to its fashion statement.

Ever since Kim Kardashian’s style has evolved more into slouchy oversized cuts and designs it’s like everyone was finally ready to practice what fashion designers were preaching for some time. And so shops are now packed with different versions of oversized leather jackets.

The oversized leather jacket is basically the same shit only cut bigger, slightly heavier, a bit more vintage BUT a lot more sophisticated. It is basically the classic leather jacket of the 90s with an 80s twist, and a modern style.

It can be simple, studded, or embroidered, or packed with badges, as long as it casually slungs off your shoudlers it is perfect. Truth is, it’s got that off-your-shoulders vibe better any jacket in the world, and it translates to a very simple, non-fussy, but really cool style instantly.

How to wear the oversized leather jacket?

The easiest question ever, really. It goes with literally anything, BUT its best is revealed when styled with classic high waisted denim jeans and a white shirt, with a slip dress a la Kendall Jenner, or carelessly thrown over your activewear on chilly days.

Of course it’ll be the perfect piece to don over a sweater, over knit dresses, over your office attire – because it is versatile with an edge.

It really is no rocket science to wearing a leather jacket. There is only one rule: pick quality jackets that look expensive and classic, go a size bigger rather than too fitted.

Here are my fave picks for you.

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Street style inspo.

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xoxo

 

 

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A Little Monday Throwback Never Hurt Nobody: #SummerFestival

Crazy times my friends. Juggling life, and work, and a bit of play in the the midst of fashion week. It don’t get anymore chaotic than this. I call it the headless chicken dance, I being the little chicken sans the head, and the dance being my daily life these days. It’s all good though, I’ve had some pretty good selfies over the weekend, worked out, ate bad but felt good about myself, even had a brief good hair moment there for about 30 minutes. Ya’ know. #s’allgood

Remember when this summer I bombarded you guys with some posts from Sziget Festival? Yeah, this post and this post.

Well… in case you liked them a lot, or you miss summer – I GOT MORE! This time though they’re more street style photos taken by my doll-pal Florina Ciupertea.

I, and her are in there somewhere as well.

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Well this is just great now, I miss summer. Like really miss it, and except for this festival it feels like I wasted an entire 3 months of sun. Just when I thought I wasn’t prone to any Monday blues…

Have a great one my little ones xoxo

P.S. let’s hope that graffiti text doesn’t say anything too awkward.

 

 

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The PENCIL Skirt & Why All Women Love It?

pencil-skirts-street-style (7)There are trends. And then there are timeless styles. No matter the fads in town the latter will always have our hearts. Such is the case of the one skirt style that flatters every woman, that’s great for office as well as parties, or more formal gatherings. The PENCIL SKIRT. With autumn here hems and lengths are a bit longer, and we ditch the relaxed silhouettes of summer for more polished, structured and sophisticated cuts and style.

For working women pencil skirts are the #1 office style staple. They’re like this sartorial uniform that’s never passe and you can’t go wrong with. Not to mention how quickly it literally polishes up a look, regardless of what you pair it with. pencil-skirts-looks (4)pencil skirtWhich only brings me to my next idea: how easy it is to wear pencil skirts in terms of the ‘How To Style Them?’. Due to their flattering cut, they fit any body shape like a glove. They elongate, they slim yet play up the the curves, they conceal, yet are fitted enough to follow your body line in that very refined sort of way.

Styling them is a piece of cake as long as you keep in mind ONE majorly important tip. Always wear heels with them: stiletto sandals are so very sexy & classic pumps are timeless. pencil skirtI always used to say that stiletto heels (no platforms) best flatter any outfit and body. And it seems to me, in this case it’s truer than ever, just because you need extra height if you’re wearing a pencil skirt, yet at the same time you want to keep it light in the feet, to get that hourglass effect.

Of course we can still wear flats with them, it’s not a fashion crime, au contraire it’s kind of 50s laid back. I’ve done it a few times, and actually loved it. Even chunky styles work or sneakers, but it’s more of an edgy style.

autumn-looks-pencil-skirtsHow To Style the Pencil Skirt?

There’s this new craze in town of pairing high waisted pencil skirts with crop tops. From fitted to loose crop tops in different fabrics or exactly the same ones as the skirt. Think uber trendy deux-pieces. The look is in between those late 90s glam grunge, Dolce & Gabbana imperial decadent bustiers, and retro glamorous looks. Show just a bit of midriff. Wear a coat on your shoulders and why not spice it up with a peak of body jewelry.  Stiletto shoes look best with this look. pencil skirtpencil skirtpencil skirtpencil-skirts-style (5)Posh pencil skirts paired with simple t-shirts, sweatshirts, or sweaters are a bit more fashion forward in that effortless sophisticated sort of way. Especially the leather pencil skirts. Pair them with a bit of bling, like a statement necklace. Keep your stilettos on.

One look I’ve rarely seen, but I think would be smashing hot is pairing a pencil skirt (that has a slit) with thigh high boots. A chunky turtleneck for coziness OR a basic tee for a balanced look will do the trick. pencil skirtpencil-skirts-outfits (4)pencil skirtPencil skirts & office tops like chiffon or silky blouses are the definition of smart professional styles. Classic pumps on. A blazer on top, or don a denim or leather jacket for a slight edge. pencil-skirts-outfitspencil-skirts-outfits (3)pencil-skirts-style (4)

Why ALL women love pencil skirts?

They’re empowering. Look amazing on all bodies. Are easy to style. Aaaand go from office to cocktail parties, fancy gatherings, dates, important meetings. You get the idea. When you wanna look super hot but also rule the world. pencil-skirts-looks

When not to wear pencil skirts?

Places like to bed, to the beach kinda go without saying. Also one more thing: I might be under last Saturday’s influence on this one, when I went to this very glamorous club, and except for a few girls out there, everyone else was fucking wearing office outfits. Same bloody uniform: painted on high wasited pencil skirts and silky shirts tucked it. WTF? In a club. No. No. We get it, you want to look professional, and be taken seriously, but hello, unless you’re working the night rounds (which btw would require a whole new outfit) leave the pencil skirt + shirt for 9 to 5. Don’t you wanna dance, enjoy yourselves. Or don a crop top with it, or a simple t-shirt.

And while we’re at it, er… no stripper shoes on. Ahh, but what do I know. Who died and made me an expert anyway?!

Okay, with this off my chest, let’s kick back and see some STREET STYLE fashion inspo. 🙂 pencil-skirtspencil-skirts-autumn-lookspencil-skirts-outfits (2)pencil-skirts-streetstyle (2)pencil-skirts-streetstyle (3)pencil-skirts-street-style (5)pencil-skirts-street-style (8)pencil-skirts-street-style (9)pencil-skirts-street-style (10)pencil-skirts-streetstylepencil-skirts-style (2)What do you think?

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How To Wear Body Chains All Year Round?

body-chains-looks (4)Or maybe I should’ve asked ‘WHY?’? When it comes to body chains – the #1 body jewelry trend for summer – I think there are three types of ladies. 1) Hate body chains altogether. 2) Love them and wear them. 3) Like them, but are skeptical about wearing one.

Wearing body chains in summer makes a lot of sense, cause you can show them off either in your bathing suit or more revealing outfits: bare back tops, low cut blouses, crop tops, bustiers etc.

Of course once the cold season arrives nobody’s actually stopping us from keeping those body chains on. Why would we do this though? Well… as a girl who in summer rarely parts ways with my body chain, I can tell you there’s a bit of sexiness, enticement and empowerment a body chain gives you. Even if no one can see it. So… keeping one on in winter, underneath your clothes can be quite a seductive and glam-edgy thing for you and your partner.  street-style-body-chains (5)street-style-body-chainsstreet-style-body-chains (3)Or, the sight of a body chain underneath a sheer top, or a very low cut blouse when you go out, is a very subtle way to look sexy. Especially with those body chains that are so thin and delicate. 🙂  street-style-body-chains (2)body-chains (4)Then there are the fancy parties or cool events we might go to in any season, when a bit of thin body bling that only sparkles at times, can be a very sexy but subtle statement from underneath a very luxurious low cut blazer, a sleek low cut black or white jumpsuit… body-chainsstreet-style-body-chains (3)Still… to answer my question from the title, and with it also give another answer to the  question  – ‘Who in the right mind would want to wear a body chain that no one can see?’  (if playing seduction is not your cup of tea) – Body Chain LOVERS I’ll just tell you this: We can now wear body chains over clothes! body-chains (6)body-chains (5)body-chains (7)body-chains (8)body-chains-looks (2)Think of this style trick as the perfect way to dress up a basic top. It’s so simple but sophisticated and edgy it should become a uniform. I swear. From simple thin to thick and intricate designs body chains look fantastic over white or black tops. Keep it super simple even classy and understated and just add a body chain for that extra razzmatazz.

This body-chain-over-the-clothes also solves a great problem. No need to have a six pack all year round! Thank God! If being body ready or not is your only refrain from this look, give one a try over your top, OR wear one with a very low cut blouse. body-chains-looks (3)body-chains-looksbody-chains-stylebody-chains-style-2015Then you can wear them even in autumn on your skin when you’re in crop top. Just a peak of midriff with a bit of body chain sparkle will do. A little goes a long way. body-chains (2)bodystreet-style-body-chains (2)rihanna-body-chains-looksstreet-style-body-chains (6)For the statement lovers there are also those massive body chains that actually look like skimpy jewelry tops or armour: over your shoulders, on your back, around your breasts. It’s the bling top to wear over any simple top. For special occasions only. 😉 body chain  (10)body-chains (3)More looks… body-chains-trendboqvpa14street-style-body-chains (4)edgy-style-bodychainshow-to-wear-body-chainsstreet-style-body-chains (7)trend-alert-body-chainsstreet-style-body-chainsstreetstyle-body-chainsI know body chains are not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m telling you wearing one once will have you falling for it. Wear it in sight for everyone to kinda see it, or just for yourself… It’s sort of like a more private tattoo or piercing sans le life-commitment.

Have a great weekend lovelies!!! xoxo

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Major Autumn Trend For Girls & Boys: TURTLENECKS

turtlenecks-style-boys-girlEvery year I say the same thing once autumn settles in: ‘never before have sweaters been so IN.’ Difference is, this year it’s actually true (Ha!). How so? Imagine all the sweaters styles in history, imagine all the hip designs that were once cool, imagine those granny chic cuts, those 90s crop ones, last year’s chunky and oversized styles. Now imagine you can wear any and look fab. Well, that’s what today’s sweater fashion is all about.

With an extra adage to the whole lot. The TURTLENECKS. The rise of this look in both fitted as well as loose chunky styles comes as no surprise. Not with the 70s on the rise, hence the extension of this trend to menswear as well. autumn-look-turtlenecksMicah Gianneli_Top fashion style beauty blogger_Rihanna Riri styYES women rule the world of fashion, or so they say, but lately whatever we wear, buys can wear too. Whatever’s hot for us is hot for them, whatever’s trendy for us  trendy for them as well. Of course the turtleneck sweater trend for both men and women is no groundbreaking fashion discovery or statement. It’s been done since ever probably. street-style-turtlenecks (5)men-style-turtlenecksOnly difference is, turtlenecks started off as being super fashionable in the 70s (see all those fashion/style/music icons wearing them), but with their peak came their fall as well: they went on in the 90s I guess through more fitted styles and cropped designs, the 2000’s had them pretty much exiled (with only very few styles surviving). men-turtlenecks-styletumblr_n8rzl6Pr7X1snb6qwo1_500turtlenecks-trend (4)2014 – 2015 Autumn/Winter gives us a major green light to wearing all the possible turtlenecks we can think of from retro chic, to grungy glam, to hobo chic, granny styles, last year’s oversized messy chunky cuts and anything else that comes with a neck, you know. street-style-turtlenecks (3)turtleneck-sweater-look (4)street-style-turtlenecks

GIRLS: HOT Turtlenecks Sweaters & How To Wear Them This Season? 

Oversized big collar turtlenecks are the stars of the season. Wear them as a sweater dress or over skinny jeans or pants, over mini skirts, flirty dresses, and pair them with heels (thigh high boots or pumps) for a more sexy style, or flats for a chic casual approach. street-style-turtlenecks (10)street-style-turtlenecks (2)Style tip: leave your hair tucked in, wear big chunky sweaters as jackets if you can (no layers on top), leave the collar of the sweater messy. turtleneck-sweater-look (6)street-style-turtlenecks (8)Pair them with more delicate fabrics: chiffon, silk, light textures, lace. turtlenecks-style (3)If you feel you look too sloppy in a big chunky sweater the trick is to don heels, they will make you look taller, more polished and give a certain coolness and effortlessness to your look. turtlenecks-trendFitted turtlenecks sweaters. These are more classic, more literally 70s style, reminding me of how my mom and dad used to wear them in stretchy fabrics underneath a cardigan or a blazer. That’s the look today. Wear them as a pop of color underneath an outfit, as a nude base to a look, or as a basic sleek outfit (all nude, all white, all black. Monochromatic!) cause you know at the end of the day they’re also the best way to stay warm in winter. And they’re perfect for office. 🙂 Accessorize them with a great necklace.turtlenecks-trend-fall-2014-2015 (2)The-turtleneckturtlenecks-looks (6)turtlenecks-sweaters (2)

BOYS: Chunky Cable Turtleneck Sweaters. How To Wear Them?

Oh. My. God. I happen to think there’s nothing hotter in winter (in that cool effortless sort of way) than a man in a chunky oversized sweater with a messy collar all the way up to his beard or stubble. Sigh. Choose loose cuts, yet not too overzied to avoid looking frumpy. men-looks-turtlenecksmen-style-turtlenecks (2)Men can wear casual knitted turtleneck sweaters just about anywhere paired with anything: office, weekends, with boots, sneakers, with jeans, black pants, blazers, jackets, coats, vests. men-autumn-looks-turtleneckmen-in-turtlenecksmen-in-turtlenecks-trendmen-street-style-turtlenecksmen-turtlenecks-looksFitted sleek turtlenecks. Not all men can pull off this look, but a black simple fitted turtleneck paired with a pair of black pants or black jeans and Chelsea boots, a blazer on top can look so hot in a very 70s classy sort of way. Office appropriate and very very sophisticated. turtleneck-sweater-look-men (2)turtleneck-sweater-look-menLet’s have a look at more turtlenecks street style pics… turtleneck tone in toneturtleneck-sweater-look (7)turtleneck-sweater-look (5)turtleneck-sweater-look (3)Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetmen-style-turtlenecks (3)men-style-turtlenecks (4)men-wearing-turtlenecksstreet-style-turtlenecks (7)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAtumblr_mfuv73DXPM1qajhjjo1_500tumblr_n6ra3kVZvs1qh9lbeo1_500tumblr_nejdb4XbAO1rve87to1_500turtlenecks-looks (2)turtlenecksturtlenecks-looks (3)turtlenecks-looks (4)turtlenecks-looks-menturtlenecks-style (5)turtlenecks-style (6)turtlenecks-style (8)turtlenecks-styleturtlenecks-sweatersturtlenecks-trend (2)turtlenecks-trend-autumn (2)turtlenecks-trend-autumn (3)turtlenecks-trend-fall-2014-2015turtlenecks-trend-fall-2014-2015 (4)turtlenecks-trend-autumn (4)turtlenecks-trend-autumn (5)turtlenecks-trend-autumn (6)turtlenecks-trend-autumn (7)turtlenecks-trend-autumn (8)turtlenecks-trend-autumn (9)turtlenecks-trend-autumnturtlenecks-trend-autumn (11)turtlenecks-trend-autumn (12)turtlenecks-trend-autumn (10)P.S. This post reminds me of the film ‘Something’s gotta give’ when Jack Nicholson was asking Diane Keaton (who was always wearing turtlenecks even in summer) ”So what’s up with all the turtlenecks?” to which she replied ”Nothing, I just like them very much.” 😉

There you have it.

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The WHITE Coat: YES Or NO?

white-coats-style (6)”I’m dreaming of a white Christmas… “

Yeah, yeah, that’s great and all, we all wish a white Christmas, BUT what we really should be focusing on until Christmas is a certain sartorial choice, that just goes hand in hand with a white Christmas. A WHITE Coat. We’ve already established that pretty much everything is hot and hip these days, but each season there is one item that stands out. coats-trend-fall-2014-white (2)And this season belongs to wrap coats with the star being… (drumrolls please) the WHITE coat. If you’re getting it in a wrap-cut-design then you’ll be smoking hot, nailing 2 massive trends with one choice. If being wrapped like a sandwich is not your thing, white coats look great in all cuts and styles:

– trench, oversized blazer (long collar, V-cut, one button), V-shaped coat, fur coat, suede white coat, short, medium or long, fitted or loose, slouchy or oversized. As long as it’s white it’ll work.  white-coats-style (5)coats-trend-fall-2014-whitewhite-coats-looks (5)white-coats-street-style (6)WHY pick a white coat? Because it looks rich. Glamorous. Refined and sophisticated. Something about a white long coat, an all-white look in the cod season or a classic white coat over any colored outfit – screams impeccable style.

It looks as if you’re this rich socialite, celeb, business woman who dresses regardless of the grey season and rain out there, but according to luxurious moods and expensive fabrics. A pair of black sunglasses and long gloves always works so fabulous with a white coat with midi sleeves. Very retro chic.  white-coats-looks (2)white-coats-looks (4)white-coats-street-style (5)HOW to wear a white coat without feeling like polar bear in a Batman film? (dark gloomy surroundings courtesy of crappy weather) Well… the thing is the above image is just in my your head, so it’s not actually a problem. If you see one of these ladies in pics out there in town you’ll LOVE their looks and never for one second despise, dismiss, or laugh off their white choices. So no problem, requires no solution.

I have to get this through my thick head. white-coatswhite-coat-looksHow to style a white coat? Now we’re on to something. While white is a non-color, neutral, basic shade, meaning theoretically it goes with anything, truth is white coats look best over an all-white outfit, an all-black outfit, over jeans and a basic top, or over monochromatic looks. coats-trend-fall-2014-white (3)white-coats-looks (6)To get an effortless casual style, wear an oversized white trench-style-coat with jeans and a white or black sweater or shirt. Classic pumps will look great for a sophisticaed style, and flats (pumps, sneakers, slip ons, oxfords) for a more masculine chic take on the white coat. white-coats-street-style (7)white-coats-street-stylewhite-coats-style (4)Rich refined elegance is guaranteed with a white soft coat over a knee-length dress and heels. Perfect! white-coats-street-style (3)Fashion editor sophistication is doable in white coat + all-black outfit (slim cut business suit, or black dress) with hot heels on. white-coats-style (8)white-coats-street-style (2)white-coat-trend-2015 (2)white-coat-trend-2015 (4)white-coat-trend-2015 (5)In other words, in order to make it work keep your look simple, minimal, fresh and elegant. white-coats-looks (3)white-coats-lookswhite-coats-street-style (4)winter-white-coatswhite-coats-street-stylewhite-coats-street-stylewhite-coats-style (7)white-coats-stylewhite-coats-trendwhite-coats-winter-2015white-coat-trend-2015 (3)white-coat-trend-2015white-coat-winter-street-stylewinter-white-coatsAs much as I love it, I have only once in my life lived for a whole autumn in a white coat. Okay it was more nude rather than white. It was more trench style, in leather, knee length and slim cut. But I wore it over anything, and I remembered loving  how it looked with jeans, a beige sweater, and heels. I still have it… so I just might give it a try. Again.

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The Oversized BLAZER: Is There A Right Way To Wear It?

boyfriend-blazer-street-style (3)Apparently everything these days is about size. The bigger the better. Question mark. When it comes to fashion it seems more yes than no, with women’s looks borrowing pretty much all they can from menswear, with slouchy oversized silhouettes, 80s cuts and big bold frumpy coats, jackets and blazers. Blame it on the cycle of fashion, on women’s full plate with constantly being too polished or dressing too fitted, whatever the reason, the outcome is great.

And while there’s nothing new and groundbreaking about a blazer, be it fitted, oversized, slouchy, or structured, talking about the blazer look and wearing one is still considered a trendy thing. In a very classic chic sort of way. boyfriend-blazersOversized or boyfriend blazers have been hot for decades. Hello, the 80s, remember, with a quick relapse in the late 90s and 00s, when fitted was the only size everyone was doing, which soon ended to make way to classic blazer cuts and for the last few years to the big blazer also known as the boyfriend blazer. boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (10)boyfriend-blazer-style-trend (5)For this year though it seems to me like even boyfriend blazers went up a size and are bigger, longer, wider, broader (sans le big shoulder pads please!), and it makes me wonder about two things. 1) Do we, or CAN we literally wear our boyfriends’ blazers for a style statement? and 2) Is there actually a right way to doing this massive blazer look?

The current obsession we’re having now with ‘how to dress like a French girl?’ makes me quickly jump to 2 answers for the above questions. What would a French girl say: YES to (1), and NO to (2). Duh. boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (3)oversized-blazer-street-styleTruth is it takes a certain kinda swag and attitude & GREAT personal style to pull off a boyfriend blazer look per se, without any attention to what you’re pairing it with. That said, there are girls who look amazing in oversized blazers and slouchy trousers and frumpy tops. It’s hobo-chic and it works. For some.

It’s got to do with the details of your look: from hair to makeup, shoes, bags, accessories. Adding a bit of jazz to your hobo-chic look with these is what sets you apart from a just-hobo look. boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (15)For the rest of the world though, the safest way to do the oversized blazer does actually imply a RIGHT way to nail it, by paying attention to ONE style trick: keep at least one item of your look fitted (trousers, jeans, skirts, or top) to create a balance in the silhouette. Think like an architect. boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (4)Another trick to pulling off an as-big-as-you-want-it-to-be blazer is playing with lengths. More and more bloggers, celebs, and fashion savvys are opting for the blazer dress, which is a fab way to dress for a posh evening out, a cocktail party and so on, but it’s also inspiring to see how great a big-ass blazer can look with a mini skirt, shorts, or short dresses. Sizes in this case can be either slouchy or fitted, cause you’re playing with lengths, which will create a visual balance. boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (2)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (19)For chicness and sophistication purposes you can consider: rolled up sleeves, wearing your blazer slung on your shoulders, using a belt over it, popping your collar (I can’t believe I just said that! Well… for cold days you know), adding a scarf over it, pairing it with sporty tops, statement accessories for example, and so on. boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (7)boyfriend-blazer-street-style (2)Enough talk. Let’s see some photos for inspiration… 🙂 boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (5)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (8)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (9)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (11)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (12)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (13)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (14)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (16)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (17)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (18)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (20)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (21)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (22)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (23)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (24)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015 (25)boyfriend-blazer-autumn-trend-2015boyfriend-blazer-look (2)boyfriend-blazer-street-style (4)boyfriend-blazer-street-style (5)boyfriend-blazer-street-styleboyfriend-blazer-style-trend (2)boyfriend-blazer-style-trend (3)boyfriend-blazer-style-trend (4)boyfriend-blazer-style-trend (6)boyfriend-blazer-style-trend (7)boyfriend-blazer-style-trendoversized-blazersoversized-blazers-looksRight way or no right way, one thing’s certain: oversized blazers have never been so hot, and they’re not going anywhere!

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2014 Fall Trend: FEATHERS!

feathers-streetstyleIf you didn’t know that birds of a feather, er… dress together, well now you do.

The saying (sans les feathers) is so true for me and my birdy friends it’s scary. We go shopping together and more often than not end up buying the same clothes, each of us refusing to make a compromise will lie to herself that we’ll be careful as to not wear them at the same time when we’re together. We never do. That is, we never plan in advance to avoid the copycat sartorial predicament, so we do sometimes end up looking like slightly schitzy overly fashioned sisters. And the moment we start talking in syncron, that’s when it all goes down south.

At this point we’ve learned that creating confusion kills boredom so we just say, at the same time: ”It’s been 2 weeks since the doctor separated us.” We get the laughs, true, but I’m pretty sure they come with the weird label as well.

Starting with this fall though things are about to skyrocket to the next level for us, as women with a penchant for fashion (Hello, everyone!) will literally dress to the above saying: BIRDS OF A FEATHER flock DRESS TOGETHER! IN FEATHERS. 2014-fall-trend-feathers (3)2014-fall-trend-feathers (2)2014-fall-trend-feathersYes ladies, feathers are the new IT thing of 2014 – 2015 autumn/winter, and I think that’s just fantastic. A while ago I would have been very skeptical in regards to this trend, but 2 things made me change my mind. OK 3.

  1. Seeing my friend and fellow blogger Vanessa from Budding Fashionista rock a fab feather skirt here.
  2. Looking at some Vogue pics of this trend.
  3. My inner voice screaming ”Have some fun, you stuck up bitch! It’s just fashion. And they’re just feathers.”

Good. So here I am now, converted to the birdy trend and it ain’t that bad. Actually feathers have a bit of retro glamour and sophistication to them. They’re somewhere between fab costume & sexy fashion forward style. And the way they just dance and move at the slightest wind blow it’s irresistible. It’s like wearing a trend with its own personality. Not to mention that each color they come in, is more than just a color. It’s a new style and look altogether: black feathers, pink fathers, white, green, blue… *sigh*. fashion-look-feathers-skirt2014-fall-trend-feathers (5)feathers-details-looksHow to wear feathers without looking like a half bird – half person creature? 

Instead of draping yourself in a feathers coat, just stick to one feather item.

Skirts are the easiest and chicest way to go about this trend. A black or colored feathers mini skirt looks great with a more classic top (tee, shirt, sweatshirt) and more feminine shoes (flats, high boots, classic pumps). feathers-looks-autumn-trend-2014 (2)feathers-skirt-autumn-trend-2014 (2)feathers-skirt-autumn-trend-2014 (8)feathers-skirt-autumn-trend-2014 (9)feathers-skirt-autumn-trend-2014 (7)Feather tops are one way to dress to this trend. It may be borderline costume but don’t let the feathers fool you. It can look pretty sophisticated.feathers-looks-autumn-trend-2014 (4)feathers-skirt-autumn-trend-2014 (5)Feather coats. Why the hell not. When I see these fashionistas wearing them at Fashion Week… hell yeah! feathers-coat-autumn-trend-2014feathers-coat-autumn-trend-2014 (2)feathers-coat-autumn-trend-2014feathers-skirt-autumn-trend-2014 (3)Feather dresses look sooo glamorous and feminine for a special occasion. They scream fashion celebration.feathers-skirt-autumn-trend-2014feathers-trend-street-style (5)If you’re not sold on the big bold feathers look, but still wanna do the trend you can certainly give it a try with feather details on shoes, bags, shoulders, necklaces, appliques here and there, hats. The sky’s the limit. feathers-bag-autumn-trend-2014 (2)feathers-bag-autumn-trend-2014feathers-looks-autumn-trend-2014feathers-trend-street-style (2)feathers-trend-street-style (7)feathers-trend-street-style (11)feathers-trend-street-stylefeathers-trend-street-style (15)There are literally tons of ways to do this trend, from the type of feathery clothes you wear, to the colors, the feathers per se, and of course how you style them. I think the best way to go about styling is to keep it chic and feminine OR clash them with more versatile pieces like denim or leather.

They are a massive statement piece so leave it to them only to make the bold fashion moment of your outfit. Let’s see some street stylers now for inspiration. 😉 feathers-looks-autumn-trend-2014 (3)feathers-looks-autumn-trend-2014 (5)feathers-looks-chicfeathers-on-clothes-looksfeathers-skirt-autumn-trend-2014 (4)feathers-skirt-autumn-trend-2014 (6)feathers-skirt-autumn-trend-2014 (10)feathers-skirt-autumn-trend-2014 (11)feathers-styles-fashionOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAfeathers-trend-street-style (4)feathers-trend-street-style (6)feathers-trend-street-style (8)feathers-trend-street-style (9)feathers-trend-street-style (10)feathers-trend-street-style (12)feathers-trend-street-style (13)pink-feathers-lookslight-feathers-fashion-trenAnd now, if you’ll excuse me I’ll go fly away in some feathers…

‘I’m like a biiiiiiiiird… ‘

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Is It Really OK To Wear LEGGINGS As Pants?

animal-print-leggingsIf you’re gonna ask our male beloved friends, you’ll probably get a ‘Hell yeah!’ answer before you finish your question. I did. Just asked my husband. But since dressing and looking good or bad for them is NOT something we live for, nor strive to achieve… let’s leave the leggings as pants fantasy for them right where it’s at. In their fantasy world. Or it is too late?

Have leggings become the new pants out there?

Er… NO. Leggings are not pants, and if you’re wearing them as such, you’re pretty much asking for it, as somebody put it. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I just so happen to think that very few leggings styles and even fewer leggings looks can honestly pass for a good #ootd or even chic/cool outfits. how-to-style-leggings (2)how-to-style-leggings (5)When in God’s name anyway did these gym pants cross the work-out attire boundary? Right onto the streets, to even parties or red carpets?

When? And why?

And please don’t play the ‘they’re so comfortable card’ crap, cause it ain’t working. So is being naked when you’re home alone, why not strut in your birthday suits then, with the same excuse on your lips ‘it’s sooo comfortable’.

That for the past couple of years leggings have translated into more than your regular tight gym style, is true, no doubt. Today they come in so many fabrics and prints and patterns it makes it so much harder to resist donning a pair as if they were pants. A while back we used to be more prude and rock them underneath skirts, dresses or long, very long tops. Today it’s like fuck that shit and show your bum and curves girl. Amen to that. leggings-looks-Which brings me to my point here. Are leggings worn as pants a trend on the rise, courtesy of all this big buts mania happening today? When the likes of Nicky Minaj, Iggy Azealia, JLo or Kim Kardashian & Co are showing off their buns on every. freaking. occasion as if that’s all they’ve got going for them (oh wait. they might be right), hoping to get some Anaconda attention, you start wondering what the hell is going on. We get it, you’ve got junk in your trunk. iggy-azalea-wearing-black-leggings-and-half-top__oPtnicki_minaj_gray_leggings_brAnd that’s fine. Hell, it’s great according to the media & body trends, which in itself is wrong on levels.

Somewhere on the road we must have hit our heads or something otherwise I can’t explain who in the right mind would come up, agree and encourage the idea of a certain body type as a trend. A while ago it was the skinny look, leading to so many eating disorders, at a certain point in time it was all about big boobs, hence the plastic surgeries, now it’s big buts + thin bodies. And what’s even funnier is that all of these women’s body types are out there, existing and coexisting, since the beginning of times, yet proclaiming one over another trendy, is not only wrong in so many ways, but unfair to us women and girls. Ridiculous. All body types and sizes and shapes should be celebrated, and if there’s one thing we should all actually give a fuck about body wise, it’s being and looking healthy. In any and every form that might come in. how-to-style-leggings (8)how-to-style-leggings (10)how-to-style-leggings (17)how-to-style-leggings (24)Cause seriously, in this media world/body image crap we’re all losers. Never too thin enough one month. Next month not curvy enough. Not tall or short enough. Not flat chested or no double Ds. Legs too short. Buts not fat enough. Waist not thin enough. It’s like a freaking pissing contest out there.

One thing this body craze did right was just cast more light on how it’s OK if you’re not skinny. Sure, for the wrong reasons  – different trend body – but something’s gotta give. The point is whatever your buns, legs, waist, size if you love leggings do them. Just have in mind a few styling tips. And work your shit! 😉  leggings-outfitsWhen & how are leggings OK to rock as pants? Are they?

In order to work leggings have to be made of a thicker very opaque tight fabric. Black & crazy printed leggings are the most flattering if you ask me, cause they cover and conceal much better than any other color. Prints are the best visual gimmick.

 

Leggings look best with lots of layers and longer tops that cover your crotch area.

Then… attention to the camel toe!

Wear them on weekends, casual meetings, holidays, grabbing a bite with your friends, going shopping. Don’t even think about pulling a leggings look for the office.

Here are a few styles everyone is doing out there, and what I love or not so much about them.

1. Leggings and heels. Er… rarely yes. This is a look that all of us have done at some point, myself included (not proud of it though) and few of us nailed it. A major ‘don’t’ here is rocking leggings with those platform sky high heeled shoes. No matter how great of a style and look it may be, with a long or short top, blazer or no, I’m not feeling this style at all. To me it’s borderline vulgar and kinda unfinished.

However, I actually love how high waisted leggings look with stiletto sandals and some baseball inspired top, even cropped. Think ghetto-glam a little bit. It takes a certain kinda personal style and swag to pull this off though. Leggings & heels looks I love: how-to-style-leggings (3)leggings-styles (3)2. Leather leggings. These are fabulous with just about anything, if you avoid the too-preppy style. I love them with high boots, flats, ankle boots and a plain oversized T-shirt, sweatshirt, or sweater on top. how-to-style-leggings (28)streets-style-leggings (10)3. Leggings and sneakers. BAM! This is the look that actually works. High waisted leggings in funky colors, wild prints or animal printed (I love these) work really great with sneakers, oversized tops of all sorts, crop tops even, a baseball hat, red lips perhaps. Again it seems like a laid back look, but it is pretty daring so it takes a bit of balls to rock it. how-to-style-leggings (18)how-to-style-leggings (21)how-to-style-leggings (22)leggings-styles (2)Leggings per se are not wrong in any way. Especially if we’re to look at Alexander Wang’s collection for H&M this season: packed with sporty gym inspired attire, leggings and fitted crop tops, oversized jackets et all. It’s just how we style them – that’s the tricky part. There’s a thin line from cool to vulgar, or just inappropriate. how-to-style-leggings (15)how-to-style-leggings (12)If the leggings look is all about being laid back in that urban cool even casual sort of style, with an occasional ghetto-glam-sporty vibe I’m down with them. Still… my teen years are long gone, so are my early 20s, so I’m leaving some leggings worn as pants looks for more adventurous sartorials. For entertainers, celebrities, and Anaconda fans.

Here’s how the cool beautiful people wear them. 🙂 how-to-style-leggings (4)how-to-style-leggings (9)how-to-style-leggings (11)how-to-style-leggings (13)how-to-style-leggings (14)how-to-style-leggings (16)how-to-style-leggings (19)how-to-style-leggings (20)how-to-style-leggings (29)how-to-style-leggingshow-to-style-leggingsleggings-looks- (2)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Or maybe I’m just getting too old for this shit.

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What Dresses To Wear In Autumn?

autumn-looks-dresses (8)No matter how cold or hot it is, DRESSES are always a great idea. Easy to style, to dress up or down, to layer with great jackets in the cold season, to jazz them up with fabulous shoes, or make them casual and chic with comfortable soles. When it comes to dresses all is possible in terms of looks and outfits. 2014-autumn-looks-dressesI also happen to think a lot of the dresses we used to wear in summer can work in the cold season, especially autumn. Chiffon dresses, maxi dresses with long sleeves, jersey dresses, shirt dresses and so on.

The key to making them look season appropriate is to wear them with autumn shoes: boots (ankle, motorcycle, combat, over-the-knee, tube, high, heeled, flat, wedges) and a great jacket on top: parkas, coats, leather or denim, faux-fur, ponchos. Scarves & beanies are great pieces for extra autumn chicness and warmth. 😉 autumn-dresses-look (13)autumn-dresses-look (18)autumn-dresses-lookAs long as the dress is not too skimpy and skin-showy (to avoid catching a cold you know) chances are it’ll work in the cold season. Even slip dresses might work if you’re going for that 90s look and layer them with a tight simple basic t-shirt underneath and combat boots.

Or, for a night out a lace or satin slip dress (knee length with a slit for example) can look fabulous with thigh-high-boots and a cozy knit oversized sweater on top. Or a faux fur coat for that 70s look I was telling you about here. Or a leather jacket for a rocker chick vibe. autumn-dresses-look (14)autumn-dresses-look (2)autumn-dresses-style (2)autumn-dresses-styleI really do think all is possible and when it comes to dresses you can pretty much sport any design and style if you accessorize it accordingly. Besides, this play with fabrics and clashing season pieces screams effortless sophistication. A bit of fur, lace, satin or gold jewelry makes it all look more rich & luxurious. If you clash this rich look against grungy items you get those model-off-duty styles, or celebs hanging out at some exclusive party in New York city. autumn-dresses-look (5)autumn-looks-dresses (6)And then, there are the autumn dresses per se. The sweater dresses we talked about here. The office dresses which in autumn are usually long or mid sleeved, fitted or A-lined and tied with a belt, or even baggy with side pockets – all in knee-length – in thicker more dense fabrics like tartan or plaid, thick cotton, denim, leather. autumn-dresses-look (6)autumn-dresses-look (10)dresses-for-autumnFor weekends and more casual styles there are those long sleeved midi skater style chiffon dresses, that every girl out there is wearing with ankle boots, black sheer tights, chunky scarves and coats or jackets on top. It’s grungy-preppy-cool a little bit. street-style-autumn-dresses (3)autumn-dresses-look (7)autumn-dresses-look (17)Color and print wise… I’m all for anything & everything. From bright bold even neon shades in a long 70s maxi dress with long sleeves, to muted shades, monochromatic dresses or subtle prints. But just in case you’re considering wearing that funky wild printed dress, but are unsure whether or not it works in autumn, I have two words for you. DO IT!

Crazy prints on dresses look so sophisticated and fashion forward it’s fantastic. Pair them with heeled ankle boots and a classic jacket or coat. Or… if you’re feeling fashion adventurous make a party out of your outfit. Keep your hair and makeup clean and simple in this case. autumn-dresses-look (22)autumn-dresses-look (20)autumn-looks-dresses (4)And now let’s get more dresses inspiration for autumn… autumn-dresses-look (9)autumn-dresses-look (4)autumn-dresses-look (11)autumn-dresses-look (15)autumn-dresses-look (12)autumn-dresses-look (16)autumn-dresses-look (21)autumn-dresses-look (19)autumn-dresses-look (24)autumn-dresses-look (23)autumn-dresses-lookautumn-dresses-style (3)autumn-dresses-style (4)autumn-dresses-style (5)autumn-looks-dresses (2)autumn-looks-dresses (3)autumn-looks-dresses (5)autumn-looks-dresses (7)autumn-looks-dressesautumn-trend-dressesdresses-for-autumn (2)dresses-for-autumn (3)dresses-for-autumn (4)dresses-for-autumn (5)dresses-for-autumn (6)dresses-looks-autumnstreet-style-autumn-dresses (2)street-style-autumn-dresses (5)street-style-autumn-dresses (6)street-style-autumn-dresses (7)street-style-autumn-dresses (8)street-style-autumn-dressesWhat do you say, dresses in autumn: YES or NO?