ear-cuff-marchesaOK so ear cuffs may not be that new per se, but you have to give some credit to today’s designers for making this rather grunge accessory so posh. Have you seen Chanel’s ear cuffs? Talk about expensive luxurious diamonds that adorn ears of all ages. Actually I could see Anna Wintour donning those. Or maybe not. What I love about the times we live in (fashion wise) is the freedom and courage we have to literally take anything off the catwalks and rock it in everyday life. So when Rodarte, Marchesa or Chanel embellished their models’ ears last season (S/S 2013 collections) as much as I liked the trend I never thought I’d see for instance celebs wearing them on the red carpet. And I mean other celebs than Rihanna, who by the way is wearing the simple ear cuff version. Hm… go figure. But, here they are at events in their fabulous red carpet dresses and luxurious grunge ear blings. And if most of them are doing the Chanel version of the ear cuff… for the rest of us the options are pocket friendly and quite fabulous looking.

Check out Ear-Cuffs shop – a UK brand that only sells ear-cuffs – for a treat of the most fab ear-cuff earrings I’ve seen. From statement to simple. From gold to silver. Incredibly affordable and glamorous looking.

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Topshop Ear Cuff

Topshop Ear Cuff

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ASOS ear cuff

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Ear-cuffs.co.uk

Before you dismiss this new trend on age & piercing grounds let me clear up some things for you. You do not have to succumb to drilling holes in your ears as the ear cuffs are put on by wrapping them around your ear cartilage. And if you think they’re only appropriate for your younger sister, teenagers or 20 year olds… ha, think again! Forget all you know about the ear cuffs, and those ’90’s designs that made us all look like rebel groupies, because today the ear cuffs come in millions of styles and designs for literally all ages, styles and tastes. So you can opt for simple clean designs and cuts in gold or silver that look like subtle & chic ear embellishments, or go for a more fun style with chains &  pendants that has one end cuffed to your ear and the other tied in your hair. For a super rich dramatic look opt for heavy embellished ear cuffs, that look like diamonds adorning your ears. They look fantastic with your hair pulled back, and can be the center piece accessory for a night out or an evening event. For a more subtle effect you can wear them with your hair down as it will sparkle from under your waves and create that super seductive feminine glamorous look. I love how ear cuffs look with a professional & feminine outfit, that you’d probably wear to work every day. It’s that small detail that gives a bit of edge and glam without revealing too much. I don’t believe in ‘‘don’ts” and fashion restrictions and I think if you love it and it looks good it probably does and will complete & put a twist on your style. Are ear cuffs the must-have bling this season and the latest jewelry trend? Or are they too over-the-top & fashion forward? Do ear cuffs scream fashion victim or are they just the ‘It Accessory’ we were waiting for? 2013-ear-cuffs2013-ear-cuff-style2013-ear-cuff-trendalicia-keys-gold-ear-cuffs

ASOS ear cuffs

ASOS ear cuffs

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2dayslook.com Ear cuffs

2dayslook.com Ear cuffs

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korku Ear Cuff

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Topshop ear cuff

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Urban Outfitters ear cuffs

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More ear-cuffs styles here.

 



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. ;)

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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.

 

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

 

men-layering-stylesNot too long ago FashionTag has made its debut into menswear (click here to read more) and here we are, as promised, peaking into something a little bit more juicy and perhaps quite helpful when it comes to what you lovely gents are wearing in everyday life, on the streets, to work, to dates, to lunches or dinners. It’s time to look into men’s street styles right from Fashion Week, as snapped by the amazing & super talented Tommy Ton. If looking into catwalk shows & styles, in order to spot next season’s trends and know what to shop and what to wear, may appear a bit too far off… FashionTag is throwing you gents some hints – street style inspiration. So what do fashion’s gurus wear on the most important week of the year? In winter? Though Spring is right around the corner (well not quite yet, but anyway) I’m sure there are some fashion staples you guys can spot and stretch them all throughout the whole year. fashion-week-2013-fall-menswear-street-style-sporty-lookIf women at FW tend to be more edgy & adventurous, I was pretty surprised to see the gentlemen opting for rather classic looks & traditional ensembles. Sure there were a few boys donning your regular sporty chic style (bright kicks, coloured trousers, jackets, caps) or bohemian looks (think tormented writers, busy photographers who don’t have time to think about what they’re wearing, nor give a damn, so they’ll be sporting sweaters, sports jackets, caps, coats… – the usual eclectic ”I don’t give a shit” mix). But all in all most lads went for the classic with a twist style and let me tell you, they looked fantastic. I mean a man in a suit (regardless of its style) will always have us ladies look twice and smile in our heads over how sexy, cool or cute the wearer is. And when I say suits I mean everything from your classic dark suit to lighter shades, plaid, chic, super smart, casual, sort of like the editor meets the rich buyer. And yes they all looked like rich Italians smoking their cigarettes, sipping their wines or coffees in their posh suits, over which they’re strutting luxurious coats, scarves and leather gloves. Not to mention their bags, shoes & shades. An obsession towards waistcoats was there as was the layering (must’ve been the cold as well). Layers of sweaters or cardigans under or over jackets & blazers. Coats over thinner jackets, or sports jackets over coats. And then a whole new trend was invading the streets: huge scarves. And when I say huge, I mean blankets. Yes they made the blankets look fabulous. Everyone was doing it and looked super fun & polished in them. men-street-styles-sporty-looksmen-styles-smart-looksfashion-week-2013-men-bohemian-looksman-street-style-layering-coatsmen-street-style-scarvesbusiness-man-lookNo look will ever be complete without accessories. Even men know it! And since the trending look was that of the rich successful man, the attention to details was crucial. Shoes (apart form the fun sneakers & kicks, that will forever remain in style) were picked as if to make a statement of social & professional status: classic, man heeled, polished, leather, with your so-fashion-like socks into place, easily spotted from underneath the trousers’s hem, which in itself was rather short, or rolled up. Lots of lads were wearing gloves as if trying to channel some super luxurious land owner or equestrian master. Scarves were there, either as blankets or as smart classic gentlemen shawls you see in old Italian movies or on wall street moguls. The super expensive label watches were resting on spoiled wrists and nonchalantly showcased when smoking or chatting on the phone. And the bags were fabulous: either big bags that seemed to carry a lifetime of things or super tiny ones that looked more like clutches. Loved them all! And of course hats! A sea of hats, actually, from the most sporty styles to the more traditional ones. So, my lovely gents… what to look for (fashion wise) when shopping this season? A casual suit in brown’ish or dark tones that you can mix with cardigans, shirts or jeans. Waistcoats – a definite must. Classic shoes that show your socks. Huge scarves & attention to details. Oh… and layer layer layer layer! You’ll pull that effortless rich or bohemian look! So gentlemen what’s your style? And which will be your next fashion must-have? man-bags-street-stylebusiness-styl-men-tie-street-stylecoats-scarves-men-stylesfashion-week-2013-fall-menswear-street-style-layerseclectic-men-street-stylesedgy-men-street-stylefashion-week-2013-fall-menswear-street-style-suitman-brown-coatman-coat-stykleman-hat-street-styleman-sports-jacketman-street-style-black-coatmen-coatsmen-dark-suits-hats-street-stylesmen-hats-street-fashionmen-scarvesmen-street-stylemen-street-styles-coatsmen-street-styles-coloured-jacketsmen-street-styles-fur-collarsmen-street-styles-layeringmen-street-style-suitmen-style-printsmen-street-styles-plaid-blazers-glovesmen-styles-kicksmen-suit-2013men-suits-street-stylesmen-winter-blazersrich-men-looks-stylessmart-look-menswearphotos by Tommy Ton via style.com

 

 

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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anya-sarre-fashiontagA while ago Hollywood’s celebrity stylist Anya Sarre has reached out to FashionTag and ever since we got to chatting and all that fashion talk… we were insanely in love with the woman! She knows good style, she’s got an eye for ultimate fashion and how to get amazing looks without robbing the bank. So you can imagine our excitement when she decided to write a piece for FashionTag and share with us all her fashion tips and must have pieces for 2013. What I love about Anya is that she knows how to style and tip for the uber rich & famous (when money is never an issue) but also for us non-VIPs who are constantly on the hunt for best buys & sales. It’s not about the label, nor about the cash (or credit cards) it’s about the style… And the woman knows it & owns it! She believes that fashion should be affordable for everyone. In her wildly popular franchise “Looks for Less” and “Anya’s Trend Tracker” she shares inexpensive fashion staples with fans of the biggest magazines and broadcast media. Plus she’s a Chief Accessories & Handbag Stylist at Shoedazzle so that should give us an idea on how amazing she is. She could probably glam up any outfit and make it look like a million bucks. So before you scroll down to her article (a definite must-read) I’d love to tell you a few things about this gorgeous super talented woman!

ASYelWith an impressive portfolio & credentials, Anya Sarre can make any woman who’s got a tiny love for all fashion, sigh and have a girl crush. One of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters Anya Sarre has got an eye & talent  for fashion and that has taken her on the road of fame & success with appearances on Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, not to mention tons of media outlets and features: KTLA, The Ricki Lake Show, Ok! Magazine, Life and Style, Us Weekly, The Rachael Ray Show, The CBS Early Show, Associated Press TV, TV Guide Network the STYLE network and more. Named Fashion Director of YouCeleb.com, a popular website that features weekly sales on Hollywood’s trendiest brands and, as contributing editor for Inside Weddings, Anya shares her style and design ideas with a three-page feature called “Celebrity Style with Anya Sarre.” Plus future plans that include: writing a book on style, a signature perfume and a line of natural beauty products! Impressive, isn’t it? So what tips does she have for us? Well here it is… Anya Sarre’s article on FashionTag! ANYA FASHION SHOT!

Ambiguously Carefree This New Year: A Resolution to Shop!

Article by Anya Sarre

Even with all of the harsh weather, the New Year has finally arrived. Yay! There are a ton of new sales going around, and you can be sure to find great items at ShoeDazzle and Birchbox this year. I found myself really lamenting my wardrobe last week, so I turned to my fairy Godmother or online shopping, as some also say. With my new boots, a few tops, a delicious new dress and tons of sparkly jewelry, I think I’ve revamped my fashion fortune this New Year. In the shoe department, I’m not deprived, but I found myself completely heartbroken after losing a pair of boots in December thanks to traveling too much. I’m sure they will turn up, but it also gave me the perfect opportunity to shop without guilt. I started at ShoeDazzle, which to those of you who know, it’s a life saver for those who need style advice and online shopping directions. Before this site, I truly didn’t know how many amazing shoe designers were out there and where to find anything, but I was able to find the absolutely stunning suede boots that I will be wearing from now and ever.

shoedazzle-suede-bootsshoedazzle-red-suede-boots kim kardashian and kanye west 231212claudia_schiffer-suede-bootsNext thing I really wanted was a new dress. Again, while I’m not lacking any dresses, I really have felt that the percentage of my casual dresses became unbalanced with my fancy dresses for holiday parties. Also, I just really wanted something new and cute to wear with my boots. So I turned to a few of the places that I love looking for dresses that are affordable and trendy, like Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters. Sometimes you can’t find something super cheap at Urban Outfitters and you end up spending over $100 on the brand new chiffon whatever that looks completely adorable–so I have to be careful. Thankfully, Urban Outfitters was having an amazing sale and I was able to find two dresses that looked great on me.urban-outfitters-casual-dress-blueurban-outfitters-casual-dresscasual-dress-suede-bootsKatie Holmes attends the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angelescasual=dress-I found myself going through some designer looks for bottoms and tops. I checked out StyleMint for some help and found a few sales on American Eagle Outfitters stuff and H&M. I love my new lace top, which goes perfectly with this DIY t-shirt scarf that I made with a bit of ribbon. lace-top-lookhayden_panettiere-lace-toplace-topszoe_saldana_white_lace-toplace-top-stylelace-top-stret-styesLastly, my makeup stock is almost depleted. I just ordered some new stuff from Birchbox to replenish my mascara and lips, but I fell in love with the Color Cube nail polish on sale there. The electric blue is really beautiful even if the weather is making me blue. I really can’t wait for spring fashion looks to arrive, but these sales and all my new stuff will certainly keep me together for a few months.birchbox-lipstickmakeupblue-nailsblue-nail-polish-birchboxphotos via Pintrest, Urban Outfitters & google images

Article by Ghintare S.

I think you can divide girls and women worldwide into two categories: those who love shoes and those who love bags… or maybe three, the third being those of you who love both shoes and bags equally… that’s when your earnings are in real danger or those
of your husbands’ (poor guys :) The only reason I love bags more, is because they don’t make me suffer :) You know that feeling when you love and hate your stilletos at the same time? I’m sure everyone has a pair of a kind in your dressing room. One of the most important elements in a bag’s design this year is apparently the chains and the studs, which this season are decorating every single article of a woman’s wardrobe. A very desired bag, this year, is Stella McCartney’s Falabella. Seems like half of the women in Padova have this bag and the other half were wishing for it as a present from Santa. Was their style inspired enough this year to deserve a 700 euro bag as a Christmas present? I’ll let you know soon :) You can find this bag in different colours and prints and it can be worn in two ways, folded over as a shoulder bag or as a han.

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7233049956_491fac23ea_oHere are some other bags’ designs who deserve a bit your attention.ray-ban-gafas-gafas-de-sol-zara-marron-palido~look-maintumblr_lwvjfhMbcB1qcx52do1_500And the mother of them all is Chanel 2.55, a bag created to fulfill the needs of a modern woman inspired by the straps found on soldiers’ bags. With a history of more than half a century, Chanel 2.55 inspires nowadays designers and is still a symbol of luxury and style. You can choose a classic black or white 2.55 or you can play with colours and stiles and choose the Boy Chanel. Those of you who are more conservative can pick the Reissue 2.55.SONY DSCtumblr_lwv5y9uPx91qcx52do1_500tumblr_lfg3a3XE371qatfneo1_5001970-Le-21eme-Adam-Katz-Sinding-Squares-Paris-Fashion-Week-Fall-Winter-2012-2013-New-York-City-Street-Style-Fashion-Blog_21E797tumblr_m88aatZZT91r9zembo1_500

Boy Chanel Flap Bag

Boy Chanel Flap Bag

Here is some street and party style with more affordable alternatives ;) You can go for Michel Kors’ Hamilton Large Tote and wear it at office or you can choose the small one for a more casual look.SAMSUNGSAMSUNGHere is a small bag for your nights out, Michael Kors Chelsea Small Messenger.

SAM_2105And guess what’s the best advantage? You can still break all the rules and wear these bags with high heels, boots, flats or loafers, casual shoes or even with sneakers all year long, no matter what. Each of these models can be found in both autumn/winter and spring/summer collections. You just need some imagination and a nice attitude… after all…  it’s not about what you wear, it’s how you wear it ;) .

Photos via: Stella Mccartney, Monica Rose stylist, Fashion Telegraph, Tumblr

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

 

smart-work-styleAfter almost two weeks of holidays and fun times we’re all back in the office, back to work, back to the chaotic life in the city, meetings, deadlines, coming up with new ideas, putting together projects… ah… tired just writing all these down. But you know what? It does feel good to be back on track, and as a new year unfolds in front of me I swear, yet again, by a few New Year’s resolutions (don’t we all?): go to the the gym more, stay fit, eat healthy, be kind, work harder, have fun, travel more, get a new camera, change my look, be more daring and brave fashion wise, take myself less seriously, yet be serious and professional at all times, meet new people, spot new job/business opportunities. My… quite the list, isn’t it? The truth is a new year does come with a somewhat freshness to it,  pro-activeness and desire to change it all around for the better. It’s sort of like a new chance that’s being given to us once every year and I do wish you all, my lovely readers, the very best. May you all have a fabulous 2013! Let’s make the best of it!winter-office-style-2013-coat-furoffice-style-coat-blackclassic-work-outfit-skirt-blazeroffice-style-oversized-coat-scarfAs January 2013 comfortably settles in we ditch the NYE & Christmas glitter and glitz for enormous scarves, oversized posh coats & cool knits. All the pretty professional ladies run their heels off at 9 a.m., bundled up in office outfits while sipping their coffees to go. Usually after NYE we don’t really seem to care that much what we wear to work, do we? Of course, this fashion pause does not last too long, but I do sense we’re all a bit more style relaxed and take ourselves less seriously. Thank God! It’s fashion after all, not rocket science. So what’s to do on those blank mornings when our packed closets seem so empty and not fashion appropriate? Well that’s easy… we gotta start thinking winter trends. FashionTag has covered some of these trends for you a while back so click here for some extra fashion inspiration: parkas, fur-hats, ankle boots, coats, socks, knitwear, fur, oversized trend, leather, sneakers, cut-offs & tights, army jackets. cute-office-lookoffice-look-all-black-leather-pantsoffice-style-2013-coloured-coatoffice-style-coatoffice-style-jeansglam-office-outfitSo with a few fashion tips right up our sleeves... choosing our office style and outfit will be but a piece of cake. Whether you’re working in a bank, corporate company, advertising agency or you’re on the more creative side… 2013 Winter Fashion Tips For What To Wear To Work are easy: it has to look & feel good. Comfy shoes on & heels in your big bag. We all hate having to run on skyscrapers in the morning rush hour, right? Big scarves. Lots of layers. Silky top or plain T-shirt & a cardigan or blazer on top for a more professional look (the boucle CHANEL inspired blazer is my all time fave and goes with absolutely anything). Go for classic cuts if you want to keep it simple and clean or for more edgy styles & bold colors if you’re feeling adventurous. Then it’s trousers! Jeans for a casual office look or some fabulous patterned textured trousers for a glam-chic style. Yet for a simple classic look opt for high waisted suit trousers in any color you like (dark shades come in handy though). For less style headaches go for dresses: classic, edgy, girly, mini, long, thick, silky whichever style you love most and pair them with blazers, vests, cardigans or  sweaters. Skirts & leggings also look amazing with a cool professional top. My go-to-office-clothes that get me out of any fashion trouble? Oversized tops, layers, skinny bottoms, ankle boots or ballet pumps & always heels in my bag.  Jazz it up with your coat (leopard print, studded sleeves, military style, bright colored, furry) and don’t be afraid to mix and match styles: sporty chic, office glam, rock-geek, punk-posh… Sky’s the limit, right?edgy-office-look-leopard-coatedgy-office-lookcasual-office-style-jeanscasual-work-style-lookoffice-look-big-bag-denim-shirtoffice-look-black-suitoffice-look-blazeroffice-look-shortsoffice-look-statement-coatoffice-look-statement-skirtoffice-look-white-coatYou all know by now I’m not too fond of fashion rules and I do encourage fashion freedom and dressing to your mood, feeling relaxed and having fun while mixing and matching styles. And I do tend to apply the same style pattern for work, while keeping in mind one thing: it has to look professional. That’s it. Having said that don’t be afraid to step out of the box: jeans can look professional with a silky blouse and a structured vest or blazer. Ballet pumps look amazing with almost anything at the office. All can be made to look work appropriate. Oh… and almost forgot: pile up on jewellery ladies. They give glam & edge to any outfit. Plus opt for a big bag & pack your heels. They’re usually a must to work and they do make us look pretty smart, so climb up in style: thick ones for comfy & stilettos for uber glam. Chic, glam, casual, fun, smart…Which one’s your office style & your never-leave-work-without fashion piece?office-posh-lookoffice-style-all-black-skirt-topoffice-style-all-printoffice-style-ballet-pumpsoffice-style-casualoffice-style-edgy-skirtoffice-style-floral-skirt-blazeroffice-style-leather-jacketoffice-style-orange-coatoffice-style-pencil -skirtoffice-winter-style-coatoffice-work-style-ballet-pumpssimple-office-stylesmart-glam-office-look

smart-office-look-coatsmart-office-stylewinter-work-style-white-coatwork-outfit-chanel-blazerwork-style-chanel-blazer-heelswork-style-chanel-boucle-jacketwork-style-coatwork-style-maxi-skirtwork-style-silky-blouseall photos via Pintrest