Your Fave 2018 COATS: The Teddy, The Plaid, OR The Robe?!

If you were to chose between the 3 most powerful and trendiest 2018 coats, which would you pick? I know, I know, it’s like choosing a fave kid #impossible, and quite frankly why should we chose anything, can’t we just have it all?

What fashion is doing to us these days, in plain 2018 fall fashion week, is cruel. She’s giving us a billion options, with a strong 80s vibe that was quite easy to guess as of this last fall, and more so strong come next season – and then she’s laughing her ass off.

You wanna know what’s hot next season so you can pick your fave items starting with the sales of this winter? Is there a winner trend? Can we keep on wearing whatever the hell we want regardless of the hottest picks of the month or whatever?

At the end of this fall season, after having paraded into all the coats that were humanly possible, can you bible swear you have a single fave?

Somebody died and made me the God of coats today, and so courtesy of my quite inflated ego right now and a bit of fashion know-how I am proclaiming the 3 coats that have stood the test of fashion + time + trendy this fall season. Everyone was wearing one, or all of them, and if not, they probably secretly thought about it.

THE TEDDY coat | THE PLAID coat | THE ROBE coat

Which one floats your boat more? Which will still be hot come next fall?

1. THE TEDDY Coat. 

It’s been around for almost 2 years, ever since I first bought mine fresh like a damn avocado. Nobody close in sight and beyond had one, and to this day I’m proud to say I’m still wearing it and still go back to it when it’s too cold, or when I have boring outfit on, cause the teddy shaggy fabric makes it look very punk cool somehow.

Instagramers love their teddys in all shades of nude and brown, with a slight rise in blue, red and maybe other shades, which as cool as they look, didn’t particularly stick as much.

It’s a great coat for winter, for a more laid back cool style, weekend casual, even more posh, but not sleek. It’s snuggly, it’s trendy, but I don’t think it’ll make it as big next season.

We’ll see.

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2. THE PLAID Coat.

Y’all this is like the leather jacket of spring or something. EVERY. SINGLE. HUMAN. has one. Except for me. #facepalm Don’t worry, it was just over the weekend that I literally stumbled upon the biggest coats sale in Koton… which I’m planning to financially and fashion’ally murder tomorrow.

Plaid looks good on anyone, it flatters the face, the features, and makes us all look French chic.

The styles everyone’s going for are pretty normcore, like midi length, slouchy shoulders, big pockets… geek cool inspired.

Checks will still be in next season, that’s a fact, and these coats have a good life ahead of them, especially if you go for a more 80s cut.

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3. THE ROBE coat.

This motherfucker can be as cool, as geek, as posh and sleek, or sophisticated as you want it to be. The robe is that coat that’s inspired by a classic bath robe, slightly oversized, no buttons, just a belt carelessly tied around your waist, no flatter body shape, slouchy shoulders. They sound horrible but are actually the best comeback of the 80s done in the most sophisticated and free way possible.

While I’m such a teddy girl, I pick these for a colder 2018 spring and and even colder 2018 fall season.

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Tres instersante, no? So which one’s your fave coat style?

xoxo D.

RED Outfit: Shop The Look

Valentine’s Day around the corner, mixed with some love for all-red looks AND my obsession with this outfit from Olivia Culpo that I see everywhere – is the whole reason I am starting this post *and this new section #SHOPTHELOOK. 

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Happy Monday everyone!

xoxo D.



The Valentine’s Day Style Guide!

I LOVE Valentine’s Day. I love the chocolate, the love in the air, the excuse to be extra-cheesy, to wear false lashes, red lips, sexy lingerie, all red outfits… you get it. It’s a time to celebrate and just spend time with your baby love, or go out and have fun and drinks with your friends. Either way… it’s a great time. And fashion wise, it’s fabulous. I also happen to LOVE red. All red or just a dash of it – I love it, so being just a few days aways from Valentine’s Day why not share a little guide with y’all for inspiration.

Are you not sick of me already?

Do people actually dress up for Valentine’s Day? Is there really a special code (other than red and sexy lingerie?) Or are we all just going with the flow and the excuse to have some drinks and look mega-hot?

Whatever the case A Valentine’s Day Style Guide means 1) Ya’ gotta have fun on the day, 2) eat bad food and loads of chocolate (right?!), 3) wear red (head-to-toe or just one item), 4) do the sexy red lingerie thing, and 3) if all else fails and lazy kicks in – rock some red lipstick.

A Valentines’s Day Style Guide —- Outfits, Dresses, Lingerie, Makeup

1. (red) DRESSES for Valentine’s Day.

It’s the go-to-look for Valentine’s Day, for date night, or for whatever special occasion. A red dress is a statement. Go for midi lengths and long sleeve dresses paired with high boots, or pick more flirty styles for evening and wear a fur coat or a long trench over it.

If you wanna celebrate Valentines Day Style at the office you can wear a more simple-formal or professional-sophisticated style.

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2. Red pants.

Hot pants! you can never go wrong with these, and if you wanna be too hot and too cool for school pick red vinyl pants. I mean…

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3. Red shoes.

They’re such a massive trend this year that it only makes total sense. So, basically you can wear whatever you want and just put some red boots on, or a pair of sexy red heels and you’re done.

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4. A red pantsuit. 

Power-suits are the staple of the 80s, and 2018 marks the return of the decade, so this only means more excuses to look bold, beautiful, and slightly over-the-top.

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6. Red skirts. 

I mean at this point you can see my pattern right: any red items will do.

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7. Red hot lingerie.

Ah the beautiful cliche of Valentine’s Day style. Personally I love red lacy bustier top/bra that peeks just a little bit from underneath a cool blouse or a slouchy sweater. It’s effortless and sexy at the same time.

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8. Red lips. 

Need I say more. Red lips is like the lazy girl’s go-to-move for a fab and simple Valentine’s Day style, but also the detail the pulls a whole look together. It’s sexy, beautiful, empowering and looks good on everyone.

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Do you do anything fancy for Valentine’s Day, or are you a causal go with the flow kinda gal who just wears a red bra or red lips and prays for the best?

xoxo D.

How To Wear Combat Boots AND Look Chic & Feminine?

Yes I am actually asking this question for self-interest reasons if anything. Shocking, I know, but I do sometimes feel that slightly masculine pieces – aka combat boots – make me feel maybe less gracious or something. Not all the time. But sometimes certain items, like wearing big chunky otherwise very cool boots, feels overwhelming. Do you ever get that feeling?

Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who can put on and pull off anything without a feeling of losing a bit of themselves in them, or without feeling fashion confused. # Deep fashion convos… But I often struggle with my girly versus Tomboyish side. I love them both equally, and I adore boyfriend t-shirts, hoodies, hats, big sweaters, big coats and what not… yet shoes wise I’ve always gone for the safe road: stilettos, flats, knee high boots, sneakers. Never too big, never too chunky, cause 1) I am already 176 cm and 2) because I’d always balance a tomboyish look with more ‘gracious shoes’.

I am blowing this outta proportion right now.

Anyway… considering all the above, plus living with such fashion contradictions has led to this post, and trying to figure out HOW we can wear combat boots AND look/feel chic and feminine at the same time? (did you see that ‘we’ in there? yeah… I’m praying I ain’t alone in this shit.)

However, as big of an issue as I’m making this be, without it actually being… I have realised since preparing for this article that 80% is in my mind, and that combat boots actually look great. And chic. So it’s more of  a fashion-mental obstacle…

Nevertheless let’s talk about it: HOW to wear combat boots AND look chic?

1.Feminine Dresses.

Think 90s vibes and Beverly Hills 90210 fashion. Let’s all take a moment and truly reminisce. #sighsighsighsigh THIS look is so coming back for spring 2018 courtesy of the cool kids and bloggers out there like Kaia Gerber for example, or my all times faves Camila and Aimee Song.

The combination of a spring/summer dress with a pair of combat boots is so chic and so powerful. You can pick mini styles, more midi lengths, or go for a full-on-maxi. It’s a very sophisticated and empowering look. You can layer it with any type of jacket.

In winter pair the combat boots with long-sleeve dresses/lace dresses/velvet dresses/ and layer a cool coat on top.

2. Skirts and sweaters.

Think chic office style. It’s all a matter of visuals, and you have to try a ton of lengths on to see what actually works best for you. If you go for knee-length skirts, plated styles are more balanced (however I’m so over this combo), pencil skirts tend to look too clashed somehow, so I would pick slightly above the knee styles, A-cut, or asymmetric, with a tiny slit for elongation, because you are wearing combat boots and no heels. Pair them with soft sweaters, sweatshirts, or a tucked in button-down, a long coat to keep those legs warm.

Mini skirts look best with combat boots so rock this look if you can cause it’s incredibly amazing.

3. Sweater dresses.

Or even massive sweaters and basic leggings. It’s a winter look, very laid back, very mountain inspired but also kinda chic at the same time.

 

4. Cropped jeans.

Of course this is my second fave combo after the first one. It’s the best!!!! Jeans that end right where the boots begin, slightly loose, but not too big, paired with big oversized sweaters, hoodies, sweatshirts, and a very cool fur coat on top. It’s the best winter look ever.

In spring you can so wear the same jeans and combat boots combo with a simple t-shirt, or a cool top.

5. Cigarette pants – plaid pants style for example – and a t-shirt.

This has office sophistication written all over it. It’s professional, it looks good and feels a bit badass cause of the combat boots.

6. Cutoffs.

Of course. 90s done with a bit of 2018 chicness and street style vibe meets Coachella. PERFECTION.

Tips:

  • because the style of combat boots in itself is more badass and rugged, pick styles that are more polished, and look expensive. It’ll give you a more grown-up kinda vibe to it all. Unless of course you don’t give a shit, in which case I hate you, so go on and wear them.
  • wear accessories that look very chic and sort of feminine powerful with combat boots: sunglasses, bold lips, jewellery, designer bags.
  • Stay away from blinged combat boots, those styles that are adorned with studs and stones and all sorts of gems. They’re so over. Pick classic sleek styles instead.

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So what do you think: do you have the same fashion struggle, or do you just wear them and pull them off instantly? Do you like them?

xoxo D.

Can We Wear Sweats Outside The House Or The Gym? HOW?!

Are sweats the new jeans? Are they so trendy and versatile we can literally trade any outfit for a sweats outfits and pull it off anywhere, and everywhere? Regardless of age, season, or personal style? Hmmmm. People… I am inclined to say YES to all the above, except maybe office days. Yeah. Those don’t work well with a sweats outfits no matter how chic, cool, luxe, athletic sophisticated it may all look. Unless of course you’re working in some creative job, or you’re wearing Gucci. Then you can fuck the ignoramuses and work that hobo-chic-and-fit style.

Anyway… sweats outfits wise it’s all crystal clear to me: they have become such a casual staple, courtesy of those athleisure trends, and of the 80s comeback that it’s the go-to-outfit for 1) running errands, 2) going shopping, 3) brunch, or 4) any cool casual style you wanna pull off one day. Even if you’re not staying home or just going to the gym.

The sweats look has been happening for a while, but I always thought it might be just a fad you know. Like those people who get gym memberships but only show up a few times a month, until they just slack on it. #didyousaysomethingtome

But no. Sweats outfits are here to stay. More so the sweats styles have evolved so much, the way we chose to wear them, where we chose to wear them seem to multiply literally by the minute. Each blogger, celebrity, peasant, stand-by-er, lover of style, hater of sports – they each have a cool new way to wear their sweats, and when all of these come together it’s really a great walking sweats moodboard out there.

So my answer to the Q above is full on yes.

However… HOW do we actually wear sweats outfits to look cool and chic like a casually rich person who has fab style but can’t be bothered on a lazy Saturday?

Here’s a 6 ways guide to pulling off sweats outfits anywhere.

1. Pick a great sweats set.

After all, it’ll be la piece de resistance in your look so you might as well invest in it, not financially speaking, just effort wise.

If you’re new to the game got for classic styles like black adidas, or grey soft sweats sets. Keep it simple, and very easy to style by itself or/and with a coat or a leather jacket.

If you love the soft-luxe but laid back styles pick a nude/taupe/brown shade sweats set. Pair it with some great nude or white sneakers, lipstick, and some dainty gold jewellery.

2. Oversized versus fitted.

The answer lies in between somewhere. You want it to follow your body, but you’re not looking for super fitted styles. You can of course go either way… but then make sure you do the oversized big so that it makes a statement, and the fitted super gym-style-outside-the-gym.

I’m sure you’ve seen loads of Instagram pics of both situations so just pick one that rocks your boat more and try to emulate it. See how it feels.

Or mix it and match it. Do fitted sweats and oversized sweatshirt, or t-shirt, and the other way around.

3. Keep it sporty and athletic casual.

That’s to say heels and sweats outfits are kinda out. Except of course if you’re Kim Kardashian, then you wear oversized sweats with heeled booties.

So… stick to sneakers, birkenstocks, slippers, and if you want heels do the ankle boots with a stiletto heel. Sandals and heeled pumps worn with sweat-pants are so 2010.

4. Go high-fashion/super-cool.

This is the street style of Fashion Weeks so fabulously done by fashion editors, bloggers and celebrities. It’s sweats outfits mixed with high fashion pieces, designer bags, super statement coats, beautiful shoes. The sweats are not those you lazy around the house in… they’re more of a nipped and tucked version of the classic sweats, more dressy, more 80s rather than 2018 chill.

5. Sweats for slobs with a chic style. #aroundthehouse

This is pretty much all of us at some point. What’s the key to taking the slob to hobo-chic level? Maybe a shower, clean hair, a pair of sunglasses if the face ain’t cooperating #meagain, clean sweats slightly more upgraded than pjs, great sneakers or slippers on, a tiny little jewellery that makes you feel pretty, a leather jacket on top.

6. Celebrity style.

This is the slob version of each of us being completely caught off guard when getting coffee, by the paparazzi. I know. Such a drag. The style is usually either a simple sweats set with a coat or jacket on top, or it can be cropped sweats (either the pants or the sweatshirt). Or you can do the sweatpants and a sports bra with a cool jacket on top.

General tips: you can even wear sweaters with sweatpants as a cool combo. And for an even more laid back vibe layer a longer t-shirt underneath a sweatshirt, and top it all off with a denim jacket, a bomber or a leather jacket.

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I am so supporting this new sweats outfits movement in all its shapes and sizes and designs.

Happy weekend everyone.

xoxo D.

Are Plaid Pants The Best Trend Of 2018 Or What?!

The biggest, the best, better than the rest. Everyone sing with me. No? Okay. (feels embarrassed, sits down) While I might be getting slightly ahead of myself here, with the singing and all, the fact is every now and then fashion is just amazing. How it takes one ugly or boring item and makes it the most beautiful thing in the world. That is perfection. Such is the case of plaid pants, the pants that everyone is wearing these days. So… the bigger, the best, better than the rest singing (2018 trend) now makes sense. Still no?

Say what you want I’m sticking to both the song and the plaid pants, and coming from me aka Lover of only black pants and any colour denims, my new found love for plaid pants is kinda surprising. To say the least. But I love them. And in my humble opinion I do think they’re the biggest trend of 2018.

Why is everyone wearing plaid pants? 

Err… hello best trend of 2018! They just beautifully showed up on our sartorial radar courtesy of the plaid trend altogether, and everyone’s wearing them cause they have this chic vibe to them. French style mixed with retro, mixed with laid back but also being able to translate to a billion other personal styles.

Plaid pants are like this fashion challenge everyone’s doing: wearing them to fit their own looks. Some girls wear them with sneakers, some go for heels, some wear them relaxed and chic, while others go for sleek office formal styles.

The plaid pants themselves come in more styles: dressy, for office, cigarette, with pockets, brown checks, black and white, coloured, elastic band waist (hallelujah! I couldn’t have asked for a better trend while being pregnant!), normal waist band, high waist, fitted, slouchy… You just pick your thing and roll with it.

These are also the reasons why everyone’s wearing them: there’s a little something for any and all body types, they’re very flattering, and they’re very easy to style with no wrong fashion turns, you know.

How to wear plaid pants?

Personally I love the relaxed chic style of the brown plaid pants, maybe an elastic waist band, cigarette cut, slightly cropped, with flat shoes, and a white t-shirt. Perfection for Saturday brunch, and for office style.

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I honestly think there’s no wrong way to wear them.

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So what do you think, are you a fan of the plaid pants trend 2018 or not?

3 Weekend Outfits To Copy ASAP!

Sartorial lovers never sleep. In fact they use ‘relaxing-moments’ such as the weekend, as excuses for more fashion adventures. It’s not my case of course, as I’d rather live in sweats all day every day. Cool looking sweats, but sweats nonetheless. However, sometimes even slobs like myself need a little fashion jazz awakening. So weekend outfits are like the best excuse ever: you have the time + you don’t need to go all out and drape yourself in swarovski (unless you want to)… It’s chill. Casual.

Whatever’s on your agenda 3 things rule the weekend: jeans, knits, leggings. Even if there’s an evening party to go to, until you actually arrive there, you still get to lazy around in some casual inspired weekend outfits. All this is great, but at the same time this weekend uniform can become too redundant, you know. I mean there’s only so many ways to wear a pair of jeans with a sweater… Besides who wants to look like that what’s her face next to you? Well… nobody. Unless that face has great style.

Whatever.

Weekends are made to relax, to run errands, to go shopping, to go to brunches with your friends, to spend time with your family… so while killing it infall the above you also wanna kill it in what you wear, be it super cozy and casual.

1.Jeans & Sweaters: Weekend outfits inspiration. 

Jeans?! How shocking I know, coming from me, but ya’ gotta love em.

  • wear skinny jeans with more oversized sweaters
  • wear classic cut denim with fitted sweaters, or more body-conscious styles
  • wear tiny little sweaters with skinny jeans as well, but go for sporty or casual shoes to balance out the look.
  • mom jeans look amazing with all sweater styles
  • wear blue, black, or white denim
  • boots, sneakers, and your go-to-comfy-shoes.
  • layer a knit cozy cardigan with a cool boyfriend t-shirt, button-down, or came top
  • pay attention to details: great jewellery and a cute bag can make all the style difference.

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2. Sweatshirts & leggings: weekend outfits. 

Okay this may be a personal preference but I see no problem in wearing gym clothes outside the gym.  do happen to work out every once in a while – hence the fashion crush on these, but that aside… they look amazing. Hello athleisure! So if you’re anything like myself… you know there’s nothing like that feeling of a cool sporty look on a Saturday to the farmers market, to coffee, to gym, to god knows where.

  • pair leggings with super oversized hoodies
  • chose statement sweatshirts or hoodies
  • go for simple style: grey, black, white
  • layer with a coat or a jacket for more versatility
  • wear sneakers only (sometimes UGGS work too)
  • you can of course switch it up and wear leggings and sweaters, and jeans and sweatshirts.
  • do your thing

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3. Knit dresses: weekend outfits, and not only. 

Depending on the style and the shoes this look can go from hobo chic – weekend outfits – to dinners, to office wear. I’m probably biased on this one too… but knit dresses are too comfortable to be skipped, and they do go so well with your Saturday and Sunday activities, right? They’re chic and casual.

  • oversized long sweaters dresses with sneakers or knee high boots and a massive coat
  • midi knit dresses with sneakers
  • mini sweaters dresses with a coat or a jacket and sneakers on
  • sweaters dresses over jeans

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So what are your go-to weekend outfits, are you like a jeans with anything kinda person, or a sweats person… or are you actually one of those cool put together people who take time and plan their weekend outfits?

This slob is so curious.

Happy weekend everyone!

xoxo D.

Shopping For Maternity Style: What To Buy?

I am of course talking about myself here. And clothes. How un-selfish of me, I know. Truth of the sartorial matter is I’ve tip toed around my maternity style for 6 months, debating weather or not I should invest in some maternity clothes, or given that I’m still sort of the same size’ish… I can trick my way for the next 4 months or so with leggings, and loose tops slash dresses, all in bigger sizes. But then I figured why not enjoy this and with it, enjoy the clothes, you know.

Like,  I adore jeans but I can’t wear them anymore… so why the hell should I not buy a maternity style jeans pair right?!

I confess that so far I’ve only bought a few clothes – non-maternity – so just in bigger size because 1) I didn’t really need to resort to maternity style yet, and 2) I haven’t found anything maternity style that I truly loved. Having said that as a pregnant woman fashion wise I live in stretchy dresses of all sorts, shirt dresses, leggings, sporty attire, long sweaters… And so on. I did buy a pair of pants in checks that have an elastic waistband. We’ll see how I style those.

Shopping for maternity style does make me wanna have jeans though. The rest… I’ll see on the way.

Maternity style: what to buy?

I think it really depends on the season, cause if it’s summer you just wear maxi dresses and you’re done! But in winter you need to stay warm and comfortable.

  • bras
  • sports bras
  • bigger size/maternity leggings
  • came tops
  • long-sleeve dresses
  • sweater dresses
  • a pair of maternity jeans
  • a pretty skirt
  • a dressy dress
  • button-downs
  • oversized sweaters
  • fitted tops
  • cardigans

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What about you, all you beautiful mamas out there, what was or is your maternity style? What do you buy, what is money down the drain… let’s talk about it in the comments below!

xoxo D.

The Ultimate Hairstyle Trends For 2018

2018 in three words. Bold. Creative. Beautiful. It’s the start of the year, and the pressure is on to begin things right. Whatever happened in 2017 is history, and we’re starting on a clean slate. Time to break a sweat to lose all the holiday food-munching, time to quit that job you hate to pursue your passion, time to spend quality time with the people you love, time to save money and cut on expenses. These are all bold steps, and we all have one or two that we want to accomplish this year. But the change all starts here: firstly we’re going to get you a brand new hair, courtesy of hairstyle trends for 2018. A kick-ass hair to jumpstart the new you. To save you the headache, we’re coming up with THE LIST. It’s the only list you will ever need when it comes to hair-lovin’.

This is THE ULTIMATE HAIRSTYLE TRENDS OF 2018 according to Fashion Week runways, leading hair professionals, and your favorite celebrities.

1.Start with a BANG

Style magazines agree on this one hairstyle trend forecast: the fringes are going to be big this year. So forget expensive plastic surgery, because bangs actually have the power to completely transform a face.

Jen Atkin, Kim Kardashian’s bff and hair stylist tells Elle Magazine, “I like to keep my own fringe on the longer side, below my eyebrows which is a lot more versatile. If you decide you don’t like it anymore, you can just tuck it away behind your ears. Also, always go for a lighter fringe, a block fringe can feel heavy with a lob (long bob hairstyle).”

Thick bangs can make circular faces appear even fuller. Side-swept bangs for heart-shaped faces will have a balancing effect and draw the attention down towards the eyes.

If you have a short forehead, a sloping bangs will make a short forehead appear longer and more pronounced.

Did you know that curtain bangs pins on Pinterest, a bookmarking website, spiked by 600% last year? And fashion experts say that the trend will have a strong spillover this year.

The style was made popular by actress Brigitte Bardot in the ‘60s. Curtain bangs are simply cut in an inverted V shape so that the shortest part sits where you part your hair. This way, the bangs angle down gradually on each side to delicately frame the face and gently touch the cheeks on both sides.

The curtain bangs create a dual effect. It is perfect for faces with the high forehead. The style’s thickness conceals the forehead, while the layered hair opens up and widens the face.

Not ready to cut some bangs? There’s plenty of human hair wigs with bangs so you can rock the fringes with no commitment. #fauxbangs Addcolo’s wigs for example, are made 100% from human hair, so you can expect soft, smooth, and natural-looking wigs that will revamp your 2018 look.

2. Take the LONG route

Yeap, Rapunzel is trendy this year, among all hairstyle trends for 2018. Pinterest also reveals that the clamor for long hairstyles have gone up by 130%. Women all over the world have been saving photos of long hairstyles to try for 2018.

And why not? A 2004 study that looked into the relationship of hairstyle and women’s attractiveness found that men actually perceived long-haired women to be healthier. A long hair also warms your neck in the winter time and gives more space for styling versatility. And let’s face it, a hair flip just looks sexier with a long, shiny hair. Now who wouldn’t want that?

Celebrity hair stylist Justine Marjan tells Instyle Magazine that round face shapes should opt for a long hair with lots of layers that begin at the collarbone. This will elongate the face. “Oval and longer faces look better with layers that fall around the jawline to widen the face and draw the eyes towards the mouth, lips and jaw bone,” Marjan says.

Meanwhile, Marjan says heart-shaped faces will benefit from razored cuts because layers that start below the jawline will widen the face where needed.

Square face shapes should opt for long hair with middle parts with a flowy fringe. “I would suggest softening the edges and to style with feminine curls or natural texture to soften the facial features,” Marjan adds.

We can’t stress enough though that for a long hair to look good whatever your face shape, it’s important to keep it healthy, soft, and shiny. So save yourself the trauma of salon chemical mishaps. There’re plenty of long hair collections to get natural-looking, gorgeous, long locks in an instant without damaging your hair. The wigs are washable yet durable, and carefully crafted to withstand repeated washing and styling.

3. Keep it SHORT

So, are bob hairstyle lovers just going to wallow in misery because they’re not 2018 material? Wipe your tears, ladies, we’ve got good news for you. Ironically, alongside the growing interest for long hair on Pinterest, the search word “pixie” as in pixie bob hairstyle is also up by 130% and has caught the fascination of women around the world too. Think Katy Perry and Cara Delevingne.

And of course, a trend like the pixie super short hair will give birth to other bob hairstyle trends for 2018, because the inevitable will happen, a pixie hair will grow.

Getting a bob hairstyle is a bit tricky, choose the wrong cut and you risk looking like a watermelon with hair.

Hollywood hairstylist Tommy Bucket tells Instyle magazine that for heart-shaped faces, it’s better to keep the bob on the longer side, building weight with the hair at the jawline and creating width with flicks or mild curls at the bottom of the cut.

“The best bob for a round face I would say must hit a little below the chin,” says Buckett.

The round face will be further enhanced with a cropped haircut, and keeping the length the same on both sides will be extra nice too.

If you have a square face, Buckett’s suggestion depends on what you think looks better for you, do you want to highlight your strong jawline or cloak it? You can go for a bob that’s above or a little below the jaw, and make sure that the cut is soft and texturized and not blunt.

If you are born with an oval-shaped face, then lucky you, you can wear any bob hairstyle and it would look good.

Want to be part of the bob hairstyle trend without chopping the long locks you worked so hard to grow and maintain? Then go for human hair bob wigs. The wig also comes with a glueless cap that has inner combs and extra-tight adjustable straps to make sure that the wig stays in place as you move. The wig lace is made of soft and breathable material so you can wear the wig for long hours too with ease and comfort.

4. Ride the WAVES and CURLS

The New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 show filled the runway with models strutting with hairs bouncing with waves and curls. Hairstyle trends for 2018 that involve some twists and turns are definitely part of the 2018 vibe.

And for a good reason — the curly hair is one of the few kind of hairstyle trends for 2018 that can pull off the messy-hair-don’t-care look and the I-just-spent-five-hours-fixing-my-hair look both in the same day.

And did we mention that curly hair doesn’t even need that much combing? And that a styling mousse is the only best friend a girl with curls will ever need? Yes, waves and curls provide the shortcut to looking glamorous and fully made-up even if you just woke up five minutes ago and actually sprinted to work.

But curl textures come in different shapes and sizes. Do you get the flowy and natural body wave, or the slightly stronger loose wave that’s flowy but doesn’t flow in one piece?

Are you more into deep wave that have much tighter curls, or would you prefer the deep curl that has a funky look?

Do you want to try having a kinky hair, the kind of curl that basically turns around by itself, and has a zig-zag pattern? Or are you more inclined to get the Funmi style, the kind of curl that doesn’t start from the roots but from the middle of your hair, sort of like the lovechild of straight and curly hair? Or would you rather get the yaki hairstyle, the look of the relaxed straightened African hair? Whew, that’s a lot to choose from!

The Hairstyler advises women with oblong or long face shapes to go for a layered curly hairstyle with lots of body and bounce (like the deep wave, deep curl, and kinky textures). The width on both sides of the face will help cloak the elongated shape and make it appear rounder.

Square-shaped faces will look great best with softer curls (like the body wave or loose wave) to soften the angular jawline. Soft curls are very sexy too. Curls with uniform layers that forms a round shape will work great to create the appearance of height to make the face look a little elongated rather than square.

Faces with a diamond shape will benefit from fuller curls (like those of a loose wave or deep wave) that are cut just below the shoulder with slight layering at the end. This will create the illusion of width to disguise a narrow chin and will make the face look wider on the sides.

Again if you want to achieve the seductive wavy or playful curly look minus the possibly damaging effects of a perm job – go for wigs that are tangle-free and will remain bouncy after they are washed.

5. Love is BLONDE.

Style magazines are in unison with this fashion forecast too: this year, love is blonde. Famous celebrities like Kim K. and her mom, Serena Williams, and Selena Gomez have already joined the blonde-wagon. Even Cara Delevingne’s pixie is now blonde. And the shade that seems to be real hot right now is the platinum blonde.

But before you abandon your dark hair for a lighter hue this year, there are crucial things to consider. Professional hair colorist Sally Northwood tells Cosmopolitan that it’s important to match the shade of blonde you desire to the color of your skin.

“Olive undertones suits honey blonde. Pink undertones suits creamy, beachy blonde. Porcelain complexions suit platinum blonde while olive skins should avoid platinum, but it can be done.”

A word of caution though before you bleach your hair blonde, know the risks first. Bleaching is known to be the most damaging of all the hair colouring methods. Wrongly done, it can lead to dry, brittle, inelastic hair that is prone to breakage and split ends, it won’t look very pretty at all. Bleaches can also cause burns to your scalp or any skin surface it comes in contact with. Better leave the bleaching to salon professionals. In fact, Kim K.’s platinum blonde job excruciatingly took 17 hours! To avoid the pain and possible damage go for human hair blonde wigs.

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So there we have it, the ultimate hairstyle trends of 2018. Now that you have an idea which hairstyle to try to this year, here’s our final word: keep your CENTER.

And that applies to your hair, since fashion forward experts are foreseeing that hair-parting in the middle or center of the scalp is making a comeback this year. A middle part hairstyle can elongate a round face and create more symmetry. It narrows and adds balance (by the way, it’s healthier to switch up parts too in case you’ve been on the side parting far too long). And the advice applies to life too, whatever hairstyle you choose, keep your center on the things that matter most– to live this year filled with love and find lasting beauty within your soul. ❤

Interview Outfit & Career Goals: How To Dress For Interviews?

Turns out graduating from college was the easy part – now you actually have to land that job you’ve been training for over the past 4 (plus) years. Selling yourself on paper to an employer who doesn’t yet know the glory that is you is hard. Convincing them in an interview that you are the only choice for the job is harder. Stack the deck of valuable first impressions in your favor with an on-point interview outfit that will not only impress but, honestly, leave them wondering how they even made it this far without you.

RESEARCH IS KEY

First thing’s first – do your homework on your interview outfit. Dig around on the company’s website, Facebook or other social media accounts to get a sense of how their employees dress on a day to day (or if they’re holding “Help Me” signs). If word on the street is that the company has a laid-back dress policy, don’t be that girl who shows up wearing a charcoal suit and pearls.

Find a modern but pulled-together look that will make you stand out from the pack. Just remember to leave your jeans out of the equation when planning that perfect outfit. They may have a giant Connect Four and ping-pong table in the break room but it’s still a business where they expect their well-rested (and less-stressed) employees to be professional.

What to Wear to a Startup or Tech Job Interview

These are two sectors that are known for having more of a relaxed dress code at the office so business casual is a good bet for this interview outfit. A crisp collared shirt with your favorite tailored pant or pencil skirt is a solid choice to impress the higher-ups. Give your power outfit a punch with a pair of trendy shoes and you’ll be accepting that corner office offer by lunch.

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THE SIMPLE TRUTH

Ok, ladies, here’s the truth. Job interviews aren’t long. And on top of that, they’re being conducted by someone who is less likely to assess how well you’ll fit in to the role and more so looking for reasons as to why you won’t be a good fit for the office. So here’s a pro-tip: keep your interview outfit stylish but simple so that they have no choice but to focus on what you have to say instead of being distracted by what you’re wearing.

What to Wear When Interviewing for a Creative Position

Let your ideas be the most flashy thing about you and keep your attire subtle and monotone. Consider a simple black sheath with a blazer and heels. It’s ok to include a pop of color but nothing too bright or sparkly. Remember, you want them to be in awe of you – not distracted by your wardrobe.

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KEEP IT CLEAN

 A clean and polished interview outfit is just as important in an interview as it is on the job. You don’t want to give the impression that you are someone who doesn’t prepare or think things through. Complete your look with subtle accessories and minimal makeup to elevate your outfit to the next level. Bonus points for perfecting that firm handshake of yours with well-manicured nails.

What to Wear to a Corporate Office Interview

The traditional corporate world is pretty black (suits) and white (blouse) when it comes to dress code. Invest in a well-tailored suit to make the best impression at this interview. When choosing the right button down, consider veering from the expected white and opt for a color that conveys the role you’re interviewing for. For example, blue is the color of calm and relaxation – two great qualities for a team player. Green, however, is a power shade that exudes authority – so if you’re interviewing to be the new boss then this might be the look you’re after.

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DON’T BE AFRAID TO SPEAK UP

If you’re truly stumped on how to dress for your meet and greet then it’s totally appropriate to ask the hiring manager what they expect you to wear. Some interview outfits are less formal than others and, depending on the position, your interview may require a quick visit to the program site. The last thing you want to do is show up looking like you don’t understand what type of work and dedication this role will require from you. Plus, you don’t want to be known as the applicant who got her too-fancy-heels stuck in the mud.

What to Wear to a Non-Profit Interview

Though some are more formal than others in their attire, a business casual preppy look is usually a good bet for this line of work. A shift dress with black jacket and comfortable (but cute) shoes is a good look to consider. Or go more formal with black pants and a solid blouse. Either way you’ll let them know that you don’t need to sacrifice style for hard work.

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YOU DO YOU

The most important thing to keep in mind when interviewing for your dream job is to stay true to yourself. Sure, landing the perfect job may take a little prep work (not to mention a few credit card payments) but you should never feel like you have to change who you are to land the gig. Dress your best self on the outside and we’re sure the passion you feel for your profession will shine from the inside. And, if you ask us, that is the best way to make a first impression.

Interview outfit inspiration:

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