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Shirts… No Matter What Your Style Is, You Have To Have Them In Your Closet!!!

Article by Ghintare Survilante

In term of shirts it’s not so much about fashion trends, as it’s about finding the one you like and matching it into your style. I was trying to build up in my head some nice outfits, but then I realized… they go with absolutely everything. You can wear a shirt with all kinds of skirts and trousers, you can look smart, casual or even sporty matching your white or plaid shirt with a pair of sneakers. You can were it also on a Saturday night out if you don’t feel like wearing a short girly dress. We were able to see white shirts (worn by women of course) also to the Oscars. It’s like a LBD, you cannot not have it in your wardrobe, especially the white classic one. But then… there are really a thousand types of shirts: slim or fitted; boyfriend’s shirt; plain, plaid or printed (floral, animal, graphic or army print), you just have to find out which one works best for you and match your style to suit your mood. Ohhh… let’s not forget about the denim shirt, which for two years now is a must have. You can have a business style and look different from your male colleagues by wearing instead of your classic trousers some nice wide-leg trousers and a pair of high heels or even flats if you want to be more comfortable, you can still look smart and throw your pumps into your maxi bag, just in case… 🙂my-style-205617539207213175_5m8mde9c_cFree-shipping-2012-hot-fashion-Boyfriend-Color-Elegant-Stunning-Cool-Blouse-women-long-sleeve-dress-shirtAnd again I had to tell you which outfit is my fave one: white shirt, floral print pleated skirt and an oversized clutch, and… don’t forget, the best accessories to match your white shirts are the oversized necklaces and boyfriend watches, you can never go wrong with these.statement-necklace-stockholm-street-style-multicolor-beads-fashion-week-zara-heels-floral-print-a-line-full-skirt-celine-clutchhm-camisas-blusas-25~look-mainPearls, studs, plaid shirt and a tulle skirt…who would think this combination can look so good?? And still it does, maybe you just need some courage and an invitation to a fashion event in order to dress like that. 🙂


plaid-and-tulleplaid-and-tulle-21567-Le-21eme-Adam-Katz-Sinding-Cardinal-Check-Paris-Fashion-Week-Fall-Winter-2012-2013-New-York-City-Street-Style-Fashion-Blogkholmes_v_22jun10_rex_320x480If you don’t have a denim shirt, here’s a piece of advice… buy one 😉 you can wear it all year long, with skirts, dresses, trousers or leggings and mix it up in a casual or sport outfit, it’s comfortable and fashionable in the same time. And, yes! Now you can wear it even with your favorite pair of jeans, the number one rule is not to match the colours of the two items.STREET-STYLE-FASHION-WEEK-MODEL-OFF-DUTY-caroline-brasch-nielsen-DENIMON-DENIM-CANADIAN-TUXEDO-CHAMBRAY-SHIRT-PATCHWORK-JEANS-Cmassimo-dutti-vaquero-zara-aw---fashion-brands-verde-azulado-claro~look-maintumblr_me4ovhzph71rltwrco1_500levis-fashion-brands-dark-blue-isabel-marant-venetian-red~look-mainDon’t be afraid to mix prints: graphic and animal, stripes and floral or floral and animal as in the photo below, just try to avoid more than two patterns in the same outfit.135530270006377553_X1XVDUSj_cAnd here are some nice animal printed shirts. Milan+Fashion+Week+Street+Style+Women+Animal+Print+Shirttumblr_lx947oDWso1r4oosxo1_500So either you are a shirt girl or not, there has to be a design which suits your taste, you just have to figure out which one fits you better. 😉

photos from whowhatwear.com; thestyleograph.com; elbowsandkneesblog.com

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The Backpacks Are Back! Yes Or No To This ’90’s Trend?

chanel-backpackAt first I thought this ’90’s fashion revival was just a passing  fashion mood, but it seems to have caught up and keep expanding. And I love it. Of course ’90’s fashion was not really the best, yet there’s something about the grunge meets girly decade that has us all going  back and reminiscing on our teenage years. Even designers have dipped into the grunge era for inspiration with their 2013 S/S collections and it’s safe to say that either way you go (as long as you keep it 90’s inspired) you’ll be looking cool. Nostalgic after Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Johnny Depp & Kate Moss? Or still a fan of those gorgeous supermodels who were living the dream back in the day? Or were you a Clueless & Beverly Hills kinda gal? All these people & fans had one thing in common fashion wise: the Backpack! Sure styles varied but it was there, hanging slouchy on our backs or tiny and structured carried on one shoulder. And today… The Backpack Trend Is Back!1990s-fashion-trend-in-2013-backpacks2013-backpack-trend90-inspired-trend-backpacks2013-backpack2013-bckpack90sinspired-fashion-trend-backpack90s-inspired-backpack90s-inspired-fashion-trend-backpack2013-trend-backpacksashley-olsen-backpackAbout 5 years ago if you had asked me what were the fashion-ugliest years for me, I would have said the ’90’s. Of course I loved them back then, but have you tried looking at photos from high-school? What were we thinking? Yet, here we are a few years ahead channeling our grunge personas. I suppose it’s all about taking the best from a decade, nipping & tucking it, reinventing it and making it look new while keeping it rather old-school. Such is the case of the Backpack. Designers and big brands (Chanel, The Row, Rag & Bone etc.) say it’s not only OK but quite posh to ditch your bag for a backpack! And if you think it only goes with a casual/sporty outfit (school or uni appropriate) you couldn’t be more wrong. Throw a backpack on, regardless of you wearing jeans & tennis shoes, or dress & heels. First of all, because it”s cool to clash styles. You get a more effortless & eclectic look. And second of all because today… backpacks come in literally millions of styles, colors & designs. I love the small black CHANEL one and the tiny structured backpacks that look like back posh bags you can wear for work. The white backpacks also look amazing for Spring Summer days, especially if they have gold buckles, adding a little chic richness to any simple outfit. For a more grunge look stick to slouchy backpacks, textured, studded or coloured ones. 2013-fashion-trend-backpack2013-fashion-trends-backpacks2013-street-style-backpack2013-trends-backpacksbackpack-fashion-style-2013backpack-2013-trendbackpack-men-street-stylebackpacksbackpacks-street-stylesbackpacks-styles-2013backpacks-style-streetbackpack-street-stylebackpack-street-style-2013 (2)backpack-street-style-2013backpack-street-style-fashionwhite-backpackwhite-backpack-stylethe-row-backpackstuds-glitter-backpacksstudded-backpackWhen it comes to backpacks the best thing is that you do not need styling tips… they go with absolutely anything and if they don’t… who cares? They’re easy to wear and can complete any look. Plus they add a bit of chicness and sophistication to your style. Too ’90’s for you? Or just the best fashion trend so far? backpack-style- (2)backpack-style-boxy-backpackbackpack-trendblack-backpackscara-delevigne-backpackchanel-backpack-miroslava-dumadesigner-backpacksolsen-street-style-backpackstreet-style-backpack (2)street-style-backpackstyle-backpackphotos via Pintrest, Tumblr, google images, lamodellamafia, StockholmStreetStyle.

 



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The Holographic Trend! Retro Futuristic Glam Luxe Or Kitsch?

holographic-bagHaving worked these past days on Fashion Week & fashion shows posts, I stumbled upon some of 2013 S/S women’s collections and couldn’t help smile at the thought that this spring & summer we’ll all be dipping into the ’70’s for some fashion inspiration. The ’70’s were all about disco kitsch and glam punk, with those super shiny skinny trousers and overdose of glitter as if everyone was a frustrated little girl reliving their childhood. And I was like… this will not pick up. Oh how soon had I spoken, cause just yesterday Refinery29 was telling us how cool holographic bags are. Gulp. So then I started to look into this holographic craze. Was it more than a craze? Was it really turning into a fashion trend? I know designers like Burberry, Jonathan Saunders, Blumarine & even Stella McCartney have used holographic textures for coats, skirts, tops (you name it) for their 2013 S/S collections (talk about a ’70’s revival, right?) but, to be honest with you, I did not expect to see women in holographic coats or leggings strutting the streets. Now you know I’m all for new trends, and there’s not one I do not love or embrace, but holographic jackets & trousers. Really? What are we all Zenon look a likes? In all honesty now… holographic clothes look pretty funky in magazines, photos, fashion editorials… but can’t imagine riding the tube in this retro futuristic attire. Ha! A little compromise for the sake of fashion? Yes. I would wear holographic shoes (heels only, I think sneakers look pretty robotic), bags, nails, belts. Well you got my drift, accessories. And maybe leggings with a black loose top and black heels. Hmm. blumarine-holographic-trendburberry-coat-holographicburberry-spring-2013-holographic-trendholographic-topjonathan-saunders-spring-2013-holographic-trend (2)jonathan-saunders-spring-2013-holographic-trendThe Holographic Trend is an homage to that kitsch ’70’s era when all was permitted and the funkiest and more outrageous you looked the better. It was rock’n roll to look bad, you know. Nothing was too much. But all these freedoms were a response to that era, when so much was happening politically, socially, musically… It’s cool that we embrace our past and seek inspiration in it, but how about new trends? How about something that stands for & represents 2013? Or are we all nostalgic dolls too bored to create or start new movements? Enough rambling on the ”whys” now. I guess that having designers rock this trend on the catwalks was sort of a preview for what retailers were coming up with for 2013 S/S. ASOS, Topshop, H&M are all brands that have started selling some holographic clothes & accessories, while some celebrities have already embraced the holographic trend: Kate Moss looked fab with her holographic clutch and Kate Bosworth in her holographic dress. I’m all for glitter, sequins, girly hot embellishments and clothes (for instance I like mixing them with more rock punk items to balance my outfits a bit), yet I do confess holographic to me is just a tiny bit at the limit of kitsch meets fashion forward. But it might just grow on me you know! anna-dello-russo-holographic-maskholographic-blousefashion-trend-holographicholographic-bootsholographic-clutchholographic-fashion-trend-leggingsholographic-jewelleryholographic-mirror-nailsStella-McCartney-Holographic-Faux-Leather-iPhone-case-trendstellamccartney_holographic1With designers giving us a free pass at this holographic craze and high street brands embracing it, with celebs rocking holographic clothes and accessories… where do you stand? Will we all look like  futuristic retro hot robots and drape ourselves in holographic textures as if we were kids in a candy store… or will we find a decent balance? Though fashion is not about balance is it?  It’s about freedom & creativity! So to hell with it! I’ll have those holographic trousers please! 🙂cat-deeleny-holographic-trousersholographic-clutch-street-style-trendholographic-coin-purse-trendholographic-dressholographic-fashion-maskholographic-green-trousersholographic-jacketholographic-leggingsholographic-nailsholographic-nails-styleholographic-outfitholographic-pink-nailsholographic-shoesholographic-shoes-trousersholographic-street style-trend-clutchholographic-styleholographic-style-mask-trousersholographic-style-trendholographic-sweaterholographic-trend-bootsholographic-trend-clutchholographic-trend-skirtholographic-trend-street-styleholographic-trousers-street-styleholographis-shoe-soleslong-holographic-nailsstella-mccartney-holographic-sandalsman-holographic-maskphotos via Pintrest & Tumblr

 

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Shoes! High Heels Or High Heeled Sneakers?

Article by Ghintare S.

When I first saw them I thought these were the ugliest shoes ever…. whether I was getting used to seeing them around every day or just realizing that you do can mix them into different kind of outfits, the point is… I started to kinda like Isabel Marant’s wedge sneakers. Well, now there are a lot of brands which sell sneakers with platforms, but the first one to make them a must-have was the French designer. My question in the beginning was “why do women like these sneakers so much?” and I realized they actually have a lot of reasons: you can wear them all year long (and I’ll show you later some nice outfits for both winter and summer), you can wear sneakers and still do a smart look, if you’re not too tall you’ll love the idea of having in your wardrobe a pair of sport shoes with high heels, if you’re  tall enough – you’re legs will look even more amazing ;)… and now… reasons to dislike them. Actually I can’t think of something really convincing, maybe they are a bit too odd.541190_268142863272456_258661801_n22528_366418050111603_865628453_n197496_362731337146941_1576395107_n407676_375726265847448_2053769963_n

milan-street-Isabel-Marant-sneakers61911_382759565144118_640911176_nAnd now, as promised, here are some outfits which should inspire you how to wear the wedge sneakers… if you haven’t still figured it out. Let’s see the alternatives for the cold season. I would say, you can wear them with almost everything: skirts, trousers, leggings, coats, oversized sweaters. Even if I noticed girls love wearing them with oversized clothes, I prefer seeing them being worn with a fitted coat or a leather jacked, skinny trousers (for a sexy look) and an oversized bag 😉 … Let’s say the picture bellow would be my favorite choice for a cold day.tumblr_lusyxg0ryF1qd1swho1_400hm-knitwear-zara-fuchsia~look-main…but as you already know, this season you can’t go wrong with wearing “one size fits all”.is11 (1)isabel marant sneakersisabel-marant-sneakers--the-blonde-salad-9K74

romwe-sunglasses-ohmyfrock-cardigan-isabel-marant-sneakers_400wearing-isabel-marant-david-coat-bazil-sneakers-bloggerzara-negro-asos-pantalones~look-mainAnd here are my favorite summer outfits 🙂hilary-duff-ashley-madekwe-isabel-marant-sneakersjoan-smalls-isabel-marant-bekett-high-top-sneakersI like these sneakers more in an edgy style, but they look nice also with girly short or long dresses and skirts. kate bosworth salon 100412isabel-marant-sneakers-prada-bags~look-mainSo don’t just sit and wait for summer to come. Go out! Buy this year’s most fashionable pair of shoes and think about some crazy nice outfits to wear them with, when winter will finally be over ;).

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Layer Up Ladies! How To Do Layers In Style This Season?

layers-fashionWhen it comes to layering clothes nobody does it better than the Brits! Must be the weather, I mean you literally can’t leave home without checking the forecast and even so you can’t expect to nail it down (fashion/temperature wise) 100%. Between outside & the tube you switch 3 seasons so talk about a temperature roller-coaster, right? How to keep warm & stay cool at the same time throughout the day, while looking fabulous? That’s easy. Layers! Though the Layering Trend has been around for a couple of years, it always feels updated & new each season. With the streets being invaded by ladies in millions of layers… FashionTag has decided to take a look at this comfy & cool fashion craze and figure out the secrets behind piling up on clothes. layers-fashion-trendhow-to-do-layersfashion-style-layeringSo is there a difference between piling up on clothes & layering up? And if so… how do we avoid looking like homeless people who are wearing all their clothes at once? Easy as it may seem, this Layering Trend & Technique is quite far from easy to be honest with you, and it does take a few messed up outfits to finally get the hang of it. Well if you want to layer in style that is. Fashion aside, the truth is layering is one of the best things out there to keep us warm, so regardless if you’re aiming for top notch looks or just to keep warm… go for it. Pile on those clothes ladies! cara-delevigne-layerscoats-layerd-upcolored-textured-layeringedgy-layeringWhen asked what was the big deal with this layered look, Vera Wang said  “layering lends a certain nonchalance”, and it’s true. I mean just take a look at Kate Moss or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, they always seem as if they’ve just randomly thrown a few clothes on, while the whole world is starring in awe trying to figure out their style. Ha! How to get those looks? Some say never do more than 3 layers and wear the thinnest one closest to your skin, then another one over it and a coat or jacket on top. In terms of layers I think skinny trousers, leggings or skinny jeans look best with whatever tops you may choose, because they slim us down while allowing us to pile up on clothes in the upper part. Heels also do the trick and will have you looking quite fantastic no matter how covered up you may be. Then comes the question. What to layer? Almost anything goes with anything and the key is to mix and match (colors, textures, lengths, proportions, cuts). Don’t be afraid to clash styles and contradict yourself in all sorts of clothing pieces. You can wear a T-shirt or classic office blouse over which you can add an unbuttoned shirt (denim with studded collars looks amazing) and over that, a cardigan, vest or blazer. For extra shape you can belt it all in style. A coat & scarf will complete the look. Another style I love (quite easy to put together too) is layering a cropped jumper with a longer T-shirt, blouse or shirt underneath. Rolled up sleeves and embellished collars will make you look effortlessly glam & edgy.fashion-trend-layershow-to-layerlayering-clothes-trednlayeringlayering-jumper-denimlayering-clothes-street-stylejumper-layeringlayering-coat-shirtDitch the fashion rules and go over the top with 2 coats or jackets. How? Well for instance a fur vest looks absolutely posh and fab over any leather jacket, coat or outwear you have on. A denim or bicker jacket will also look great underneath a structured coat. Just make sure they are not bulky & they fit you well. Then you can mix and match pieces from different styles for a sophisticated look: silky top, hoodie, jeans/trousers, leather jacket. A sporty cap on, a cool bag, heels, lots of jewellery and a scarf will make you look like one of those off-duty models. Feeling adventurous? You can pile on skirts and trousers, at the same time. Pay attention to textures and stick to skinny bottoms for a safer look. If extreme layering is not your cup of tea, than you can stick to the basics while still being extra covered up: leggings and loose tops, lots of necklaces, a blazer & scarf on top. It’s simple with a twist. However you do it remember one thing: don’t over do it. Avoid looking like you’re wearing all your clothes at once.  At the end of the day it’s about how you feel & having fun, while being able to take off a layer or put it back on and not seem like a desperate insecure confused fashion victim. layering-fashion-trendlayering-boho-looklayering-looklayering-look-fashion-stylelayering-more-jacketslayering-shirtslayering-street-stylelayering-structure-looklayering-winter-street-stylelayerslayers-scarves-coatslayers-stylelayers-style-streetman-repeller-layeringover-layering-stylemodel-layered-looksporty-chich-layering-lookstreet-style-layerssimple-style-layeringwinter-trend-layersmodels-layering-stylesimple-look-layersphotos via Pintrest

 

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Keep Your Hat On For Winter 2013! How To Style Your Fur Hats This Season?

fur-hat-whiteAh… Fur Hats! Another fashion trend for 2013 Winter that has me reminiscing on my childhood and how I hated wearing hats. 20 Years later and… I love them, hell I’m wearing them in Autumn and Spring as well so talk about a style twist there. The best thing about Fur Hats is that, besides looking super cool and stylish they keep us warm and comfy, and I always thought how interesting it is that a fully covered up neck and head will keep you warmer than boots or thick trousers. Hmm. Furry heads have been around for centuries, just think about those Russian aristocratic ladies in  the 1800’s who looked so ravishing in them while keeping warm on a blistering cold in Moscow. Perhaps it’s a case of who’s again guilty for this fashion trend revival… ding! Anna Karenina remake? (click here to read more on the Russian Trend). After all Keira Knighteley perfectly portrays the image of the Russian woman who adores furs, pearls and lace, all covered up in thick expensive fabrics, yet oozing utter femininity and seductiveness. And, as trends usually have their own lives and fashion roads The Fur Hat Trend is of no exception. Before massively hitting the big high-street retailers and then turning into a street -style, a trend always begins on the runway. Marc Jacobs and Temperley London had envisioned the 2012- – 2013 Autumn/Winter fashion as a return to an opulent comfort and coziness. With collections that were packed with fur hats of all sorts, designs, cuts and colors – they now gave us a free pass at these fabulous rich looking accessories. Big, small, fake fur, real fur, black, brown, white, red or super bright colored, all fuzzy & airy or au contraire thick and dense, the furs of these now so fashionable hats satisfy all tastes and styles.

fur-hat-marc-jacobsmarc-jacobs-fur-hattemperley-london-fur-hatDepending on what look and style you’re going for, you can choose a fur hat to match. For a Stylish even Glam approach you can opt for a black simple hat, without flaps and let your hair loose. Statement earrings will give a bit of a sophisticated touch when barely seen from behind your mane and furry accessory. It goes perfect with a coat in any style and boots. You can wear jeans, dresses, skirts, shorts and tights, trousers with it dress it up or down. For a more Chic and Fashion forward look go for big fur hats with flaps and high boots. Any jacket or coat goes with them, depending on your style. Sporty chic: parkas. Classic with a twist: coats. Edgy: leather jacket.  A pair of earrings or statement necklace will jazz it up a bit. Personally these big fuzzy fur/fake fur hats with flaps are my favorite. They just make any look less pretentious, yet extremely stylish and sophisticated while keeping you warm. It has a bit of that effortlessly cool vibe to it. For some inspiration check out how models wear these amazing fur hats off duty, or how celebs choose to stay comfy in style with them. I don’t know about you but this trend is right down my street so to speak. It is literally one of the best out there, so versatile & easiest to style. Plus it oozes a rather refined richness and accessible extravagance, don’t you think?

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Cossack Faux Fur Hat - Oliver  Bonas

Cossack Faux Fur Hat – Oliver Bonas

John Lewis Cossack Long Fur Hat,

John Lewis Cossack Long Fur Hat,

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Fur Hat from Juicy Couture -  €119

Fur Hat from Juicy Couture – €119

KARL DONOGHUE from The Outnet -  €170

KARL DONOGHUE from The Outnet – €170

Lipsy Oslo Fur Pillbox Hat

Lipsy Oslo Fur Pillbox Hat

Urban Excess Fur Hat

Urban Excess Fur Hat

GREVI SILVER FOX AND LEATHER AVIATOR HAT from louisaviaroma

GREVI SILVER FOX AND LEATHER AVIATOR HAT from louisaviaroma.com

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The Socks With Heels & Knee-High Socks Trends

Exposed socks? I am so pleasantly recalling this as my favorite things to wear as a little girl. I had a pair of white short socks to go with tiny sandals and a pair of blue knee-high ones. My fashion sense must have dated from back then (joking!). And, just a few years ago girls and women alike started wearing them again with heels or boots, so although it’s been around for a while (or better said it never left) this trend  is yet again making quite a statement.

Could we hold… say… the Gossip Girls or Dolce & Gabbana responsible for this new fad? The designers’ Alta Moda & 2012/2013 Autumn Winter Collection betray their vision of us women this season. And it’s quite clear: retro glamour or sexy nerd in strong tones, black, lots of embellishments and  knee high socks with stunning heels and hot shoes. 

Hmmm. Still a bit skeptical? So was I. Hell I used to hate this trend of the woman who refused to give up on her childish fashion roots. But… (bowing my head and changing colors) I am strongly reconsidering my taste on this one.

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…is the perfect Trend for 2013 Winter. These comfy sexy, fun, playful feet cover-ups offer infinite styling options, millions of choices, designs, lengths, textures, colors, prints, styles… Oh my God just thinking of it makes me wanna try this trend over and over again. Polka dots, stripes, suspender, skeleton & bones mock socks, sheer, black, striped, white, lace, lingerie-like, knitted, short, girly, hot, sexy, nerdy, knee-high, over-the-knee… Millions I tell you!

And yes they do look  fantastic with heel shoes (chunky think ones, stilettos, court shoes, sandals, peep toe, pumps) & boots. Short simple or coloured socks (textured, printed or basic) look very sexy with stilettos & court shoes – a bit like business woman meets school girl and what you get is a fun quirky style that looks amazing. You can wear them with short, knee-length or maxi skirts, dresses, knits, jeans – depending on the style and look you’re going for. Naughty, nerdy or fun.coloured-socks-styleexposed-socks-sandals-trendexposed-socksexposed-socks-skirtexposed-socks-styleexposed-socks-trendkate-moss-girly-socksmarc-jacobs-skirt-sockspumps-with-socks-lookshort-socks-heel-shoesshort-socks-stylesocks-dress-stylesocks-fashionsocks-heeled-shoessocks-heeled-shoes-trend-stylesocks-office-looksocks-withheels-dress-looksocks-with-heels-trendsocks-with-sandals-looksocks-with-skirt-fashion-stylewhite-socks-heels-maxi skirtwhite-socks-heels-shortsTo stay warm on those windy freezing winter days get you long socks out girls and pull them over your knees. For a boho-chic, comfy, sexy, but urban look opt for knitted ones in grey, black, nudes, or browns. They go with anything and compliment every single outfit: shorts & silky tops or slouchy sweaters, skirts and sophisticated blouses or cardigans worn with a belt, knitted dresses or long sweaters.

For more of a party look (well with Holiday season here) you can opt for black over-the-knee socks (my black obsession kicks in again) or embellished ones with a black dress (large, slouchy princess like one for a girly boho chic look, or tight one with long sleeves for a sleek style).

Add a blazer or fur vest on top and you’ll be mixing comfy with chic & sophisticated. So yes… I am in love with this trend perhaps a little too much, but it can do no harm especially on this cold weather. It’s literally out with the socks this season! For more inspiration I’ve used some amazing photos I found on Pintrest, or… you can always take notes from Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker or Leighton Meester. I mean, if these girls can rock this trend with the whole world scrutinizing them, why can’t we? Long, short, colored or basic socks with heels, pumps, sandals or boots? Which one’s your style?

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How To Wear & Style Your Sneakers In 2013 Winter?

There’s always that one thing us girls refuse to let go regardless of season and the street styles & celebs fashion have spoken. It’s the sneakers ladies! The comfy chic Tom boy-ish shoes were our fashion crush all throughout 2012 Spring & Summer and somehow we can’t part with these uber cool, urban yet quite feminine style staples. I know just last season FashionTag peeked into this trend (click here to read), but still it’s impossible not to notice how stubborn this style is, and since some of the girls have asked me to do a post on how to wear sneakers in winter… here we are.

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chucks sneakers

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grey chucks

red chucks sneakers

red chucks sneakers

Basically ladies I think these shoes look good with almost anything if you style it right. Trousers – stick to skinny. Go for jeans, leggings, sequined, leather, printed and pair them with feminine tops to get a sophisticated look by clashing the styles, or keep them in the same range to get a grunge rock vibe. Skirts and shorts give an edgy urban look and dresses look quite girly especially topped with a cool coat or leather jacket. Here are a few looks I’ve put together for you…

dress to shine
sneakers and leather skirt
sneakers love - grunge

Designers too have given us a few impossible-to-resist choices as if to make our lives harder, right? Isabel Marant and her fabulous wedge sneakers are my absolute favorites and they just seem to make dressing up more fun, easy and simple. The wedge sneakers look great with skinny jeans, skirts, shorts (with tights for cold season), any top will do and as for outwear go for coats, parkas, leather jackets and even waist length faux-fur ones. It’s like wearing heels but staying all sporty. For the punk’ish chicks there are loads of studded, spiked converse sneakers that look stunning with cut-offs and black tights or leather leggings and a slouchy top. A beanie and huge scarf to keep you warm in style will put the exclamation point in that. Christian Louboutin has some great such sneakers that make me ditch heels altogether. Whether you go for low-tops or high-tops is of no importance, what matters is that you should encourage you rebel Tom-boy-ish chic persona to keep wearing these snickers in any occasion. For those of you who have a casual dress code at work you can wear any version of these shoes (chucks, dunks, vans) with skinny trousers, T-shirt or a classic blouse and a blazer on top. It’s an edgy smart look. Quite professional too, as it screams confidence without trying. For inspiration pay more attention to street styles or peek into celebs fashion choices. Nicole Richie masters this trend and I’ve seen her wearing sneakers and looking very smart and cool. Rihanna always goes for the Tom boy look and styles her sneakers with loose tops, large trousers, piles of accessories, or sometimes exactly the opposite: skirts or uber feminine dresses. So it’s possible ladies. As I always like to say… there are no rules in fashion just blunt self expression, freedom of creation and loads of fun dressing up. A fashion tip: we need to not take ourselves too seriously and enjoy the daily  fashion ride.

wedge sneakers

wedge sneakers

dunks

dunks

giuseppe zanotti sneakers

giuseppe zanotti sneakers

photos via Pintrest, StyleStreetpeeper, La ModellaMafia, DesdeelFrontRow, Elle.

 

 

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Are Flared Jeans & Trousers Back In Style? How To Wear Bell Bottoms & Style This ’70’s Trend?

When you start adding up all the trends one season has to offer, you actually wonder if we’re ever gonna come through with something new? We all know fashion is cyclical… yet I confess I am longing for some new fashion movements, ideas and controversy in style that sweeps me off my feat and has us all stare in shock and wonder at some new unseen-before fashion & styles. Until then we’ll always have the comfortable safe past to look into and take inspiration from. Such is the case of the bohemian 1970’s Bell Bottom Jeans. Again (without intention I tell you) I have discovered yet another fashion craze from back in the day. If a while ago I was so excited over headpieces (click here for more) today I decided to give in to the Flared Jeans & Trousers Trend. Though I wasn’t too keen on the bell bottom, high wasited retro looking jeans… I stand corrected, and for that I blame Jessica Alba & Kate Moss. I mean have you seen how these women look in flared jeans? Ridiculously cool, feminine and chic. 

Hillary Duff - bell bottom jeans

Hillary Duff – bell bottom jeans

Kate Hudson - bell bottom jeans

Kate Hudson – bell bottom jeans

Who’s to blame for stirring up this fashion trend in the 21st century? Well designers sure played their part. For Fall/Winter 2012 – 2013 we all know we need to stick with black, leather, burgundy, some white… and apparently flared trousers. Or at least a nipped and tucked version of the bell bottom trouser. A somewhat large cut, extra long, sleek, in all possible textures and colors. Sure the hues above reign, but there’s also prints, nudes, glitter, leather. There’s a little something for us all from the classic retro look to the opulent extravagance some of us are willing to try. Antonio Berardi‘s vision on the flared trousers is fabulous: classic, elegant, in creamy colors and rich luxurious fabrics.  These retro flared trousers made a huge comeback with Alberta Ferretti, Altuzarra, Balenciaga, Chloe & Jil Sander. One of my favorites had to be the ultra luscious dark slightly Gothic rock/sexy large flared trousers at Prabal Gurung & Gucci. What they are all basically  screaming saying is invest in flared or bell bottom jeans and trousers for 2013 winter! 

Alberta Ferretii large trousers - Fall / Winter 2012 - 2013, via style.com

Alberta Ferretii large trousers – Fall / Winter 2012 – 2013, via style.com

Altuzarra - flared trousers fro Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Altuzarra – flared trousers fro Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Anotnio Berardi - Flared large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Anotnio Berardi – Flared large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Anotnio Berardi - Flared large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Anotnio Berardi – Flared large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Chloe -  large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Chloe – large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Balenciaga -  large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Balenciaga – large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Gucci -  large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Gucci – large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Jil Sander -  large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Jil Sander – large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Prabal Gurung -  large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Prabal Gurung – large trousers Fall / Winter 2012-2013, via style.com

Is this trend easy to wear and pull off in any occasion & for any body type? Hmm I tend to jump up and just say yes… which is sort of true, right? But then I look at myself and as a never-owner of such flared jeans I disagree. Why? I am tall. Perhaps too tall when insecurity strikes (5’10), so first of all it is pretty hard to find a pair of trousers (any cut or design) that is long enough. Hence my love for skinny jeans which look good a bit shorter as well. Plus I always feel as if the flared trousers or too large ones tend to make a tall slim figure appear quite willowy. But let’s not jump to hasty conclusions! The bell bottom jeans with high waist, super tight from the knees up and then flared and very long look fantastic on almost any figure as they tend to elongate the legs. Sure they have to be adapted to each shape but there are a few fashion rules that make this trend look fabulous on any woman: extra tall shoes (thick heels, wedges) in nude retro colors and designs will give drama to this look and make the jeans fall perfectly straight down, concealing the shoes, thus elongating the legs. I love how they look with tucked in  T-shirts, statement necklaces and a blazer for casual looks. For office or elegant classic looks opt for flared rather large trousers with tucked in blouses and fur collar coat over. Big bags and gloves give a lady like vibe to it. If you’re a sweet sexy bohemian girl than loose wavy hair, wedges, bell bottom jeans and oversized top or cropped ones look so modern ’70’s. For a sophisticated rich look wear the retro large flared jeans with heels, any style of top (chic, glam, classic, blouse, T-shirt, cardigan, sweater, vest, nerdy, elegant, rock, urban, retro, trendy), blazer or leather jacket, a cool scarf and lots of bangles. A big clutch or sophisticated bag will complete the look. 

Still not convinced? Or perhaps already a huge fan of flared jeans? From all the styles this craze has to offer which one’s yours? Are you a classic lady, a glam urban queen, an edgy girl or more on the bohemian side of bell bottoms? As always FashionTag gets a lot of street style inspiration (best place to spot and analyze a trend) and shares with you some favorite looks to get you in the ’70’s mood… Is this trend worth the-back-in-time fashion journey or not? 

photos via Pintrest, Sartorialist, Stockholm Street Style. StreetPeeper

Denim Cutoff Shorts With Tights Trend Alert

Once the cold season is settled in there’s a fashion invasion of… shorts! Yes you read that right. Us girls are hopelessly in love with one of the most common, urban, trendy, cool and comfy looks – Cutoffs & Black Tights!

London is obsessed with this trend and it’s a matter of time until most European cities are packed with rebel looking girls that refuse to ditch their summer attire, because instead found an uber chic way of rocking denim shorts in blizzard cold.

Cutoffs & tights are the fashion must have of 2013 winter. 

Alexa Chung - cutoffs & black tights

Alexa Chung – cutoffs & black tights

How & where to wear the rock/punk look is but a matter of taste and of feeling somewhat fashion adventurous. From a lazy walk on Sundays, to having drinks with your friends, to work (if permitted of course) to dates, to parties, shopping, traveling etc… cutoffs & tights are easily adaptable and can be dressed up & down for the occasion.

A better question might have been where not to wear denim cutoffs? So once the sun waves us farewell ladies, hold on to your cutoffs and while you’re at it, throw in a pair of black tights (matte or sheer), boots (heeled or not), tennis shoes, blouses, cardigans, jumpers, sweaters, T-shirts, jackets, parkas, coats, blazers. They go with everything and depending on the look you’re going for you can experiment and play around a lot with layers, colors & accessories.

For a girly look opt for sexy heels (keep them thick for day wear), a silky top or T-shirt and a leather jacket or blazer. Replace the jacket for a coat in winter and don’t forget your black tights, a scarf and a cool bag. If you’re aiming for you’re rock-star persona to shine through go for studded ripped cutoffs and keep the rest black for a glam grunge vibe. For a rich look wear stylish accessories, and invest in a great bag.

And the best part about the cutoffs & tights trend?

You can make these shorts yourself! Sure you can buy from any high-street brand, brand new cutoffs that look worn out, ripped, used, washed out, but if you’re aiming for a more personal touch, or just don’t want to part from your favorite pair of jeans just yet, cut them into shorts! We’ve all done it and will keep on doing it every time that one pair of jeans just looks too good on our bum to part ways, right? Two Cutoffs & Tights Looks will always get you out of trouble.

The grunge edgy look: cutoffs, tights (mock suspender ones are really fantastic) boots and slouchy top. Loads of accessories, a very feminine bag and a coat or leather jacket over. Or on a softer note the rebel feminine look : cutoffs, ankle boots or ballet pumps, jumper/blouse/blazer. Are Cutoffs & Tights too grunge for you? Or are they your go to outfit once autumn is settled in? 

For fashion inspiration here are some photos of my fave cutoffs & fave cutoffs & tights looks! 

Ashley Simpson - cutoffs & tights

Ashley Simpson – cutoffs & tights

Bar Rafaelli - cutoffs & tights

Bar Rafaelli – cutoffs & tights

Fearne Cotton - tights & denim shorts

Fearne Cotton – tights & denim shorts

Kate Moss - cutoffs

Kate Moss – cutoffs & tights

Kristin Cavallari - cutoffs & tights

Kristin Cavallari – cutoffs & tights

Lana Del Rey - cutoffs

Lana Del Rey – cutoffs

Miley Cyrus - tights & cutoffs

Miley Cyrus – tights & cutoffs

Nicole Richie - cutoffs & tights

Nicole Richie – cutoffs & tights

Olivia Palermo - black tights & shorts

Olivia Palermo – black tights & shorts

Olivia Palermo - black tights & shorts

Olivia Palermo – black tights & shorts

Olivia Palermo - black tights & shorts

Olivia Palermo – black tights & shorts

Rihanna - denim cutoffs & black tights

Rihanna – denim cutoffs & black tights

Rihanna - denim shorts & black tights

Rihanna – denim shorts & black tights

photos via Pintrest