After checking out Free People’s Astrology-inspired photo shoot for their latest June Catalogue, it got us thinking about zodiac signs and the ways we rep ours. There are always trendy and tacky ways to wear any style and with zodiac-inspired pieces, it can be tough to tell the difference. That is why we’ve researched a few of the stylish ways to wear your sign with pride without overdoing the look. Check out these fun, astrology-inspired baubles and accessories we have deemed fashionable and appropriate for your wardrobe!
Casual, comfortable, cool; we like to wear denim all over--not just limited to our jeans. For spring and summer, denim is taking even bigger risks showing up in dresses, vests, and all kinds of washes. Stepping away from the traditional jean shorts and skinny jeans that have always served as spring and summer staples for those hot days and breezy nights, denim is stitching itself into some of the most exciting and most fashionable fashion must-haves for the upcoming season. We can't wait to get our denim on.
For a fun and flirty look that is as conservative as it is daring, we love this Asos Cut Out Back Denim Dress. It's perfect for a day at the park with friends or paired with cowboy boots for a long night of singing and dancing at your favorite summer music festival. We love this piece not only for it's versatility (we can wear it to work, too!) but also because it's budget friendly for the rest of us working girls!
It's almost swimsuit season and we all know what that means, some extra gym sessions and hot new trends to show off that rocking body! For summer, designers are playing with color blocking, cutout pieces and even bringing back the one-piece bathing suit while looking sexier than ever. There are a few new trends to look for while bathing suit shopping this season, so grab your sunglasses, throw on some sunblock, and take a look at how you can get some of these fresh new trends for less!
We all know colorblocking has been a staple trend for the past couple seasons. It shows no sign of stopping this summer. Make a bold and playful statement with a retro, colorful suit.
Spring is finally here, and with it comes spring-cleaning. Going through our wardrobes from last spring and summer and detangling the good, the bad, and the ugly is a crucial must as not all of our looks from last year are in style for this season. Yes, we know, staying on trend can be tough and a bit pricey at times. That is why we have provided a list of our top 10 favorite spring dresses for under $50 to keep all of you looking stylish without breaking your budget!
The sheer maxi dress is a big trend right now, and we love Zara’s rendition. The cut is very casual, and the simplicity of the fabric and color makes this a perfect piece to take from day-to-night.
Warm weather is finally coming our way, and with it, our warm weather clothes! Dresses, tanks, and most importantly, sandals and peep toe shoes are appearing slowly, but surely. As we have started to see, this spring’s trends encompass bright colors and crazy patterns, so it should come as no surprise that shoes have followed suit. The chunky, funky heels are definitely an interesting add to the mixture of chaos going on for spring ’12 styles. With wild colors, brilliant combos of fabrics and textures, and of course, the chunky heel or wedge, these funky shoes will be taking on the style scene by storm.
Surviving winter weather can be tremendously brutal. Especially for our hair! So, what winter accessories do you use to combat snow and 25 degree weather? What about when the wind decides to test your hat's ability to stay on? This is when it may be time to pull out the big toys, a.k.a the ear flap beanie hat. You know, the knitted cap, often made to look like an animal. Throughout retail stores you can expect to find a few ear flap beanies on shelves, but is it too juvenile? Is this one trend we should leave to the kids? Or when the temperature decides to hit a dramatic low, will you be running for one?
From the looks of it we're in for a crazy, unpredictable winter. Time to get your hats, scarves and gloves ready. After last Saturday's hectic snow, you won't want to be caught off guard without the proper accessories! Forget your typical common hat, scarf and glove set, it wouldn't be a wonderful winter without a spark of glam. After searching the streets, blogs and magazines we've found the perfect winter accessories --because allowing you to go through winter without these fabulous must have would just be wrong!
Whoever invented the simple slide over scarf is an absolute genius --less work for you! This Keepsake scarf from Quiksilver gets the job done. Efficient and glamorous!
While the ditzy girly-girl type may get on our nerves from time to time, her style is all the rage right now. Over-dramatized ruffles, bows, and ribbons, demure colors, and baby doll silhouettes are at the top of our wish lists. Carven's tulip-skirt jumpers, round-collared blouses, and bow adorned heels are the perfect definition of girly-girl style. You'll find plenty of frilly layers and soft colors among the designs of Alice + Olivia. Herve Leger and Valentino are also designers to check out if you're in the market to fem-up your wardrobe.
Ultra-fem dressing is a perfect trend to really take over the top. Pair a baby doll dress with strands of faux pearls and style your hair in soft curls. Pair a pink cardigan with a flowy white blouse and a pleated skirt and you'll be treated like a doll. Ultra-fem outfits look great with subtle, natural make-up. Wear a light pink blush on your cheeks (try Nars blush in Sex Appeal or Deep Throat) and neutral light-gold eye shadow (try Too Faced eye-shadow duo in Teddy Bear and Heaven). Add a hint of pearly pink gloss to your pout and you have mastered the ultra girly trend!
This season tribal print makes a strong statement in the latest “it” bag - the mochila. Hailing from the Sierra Nevadas in Colombia, the original bags are hand-crafted by the indigenous tribes of the area. Sold exclusively through Free People, one third of the profits will go to different community based initiatives that will continue to promote women artisans in South America.
The number one rule of an effortless personal style? Well, there are no rules, but to those of you who abide by the summer whites rule, rest assured - Memorial Day came and went and you are now free to dig deep into your dresser drawer to revive your favorite cream and ivory staples. If they're looking a bit dingy and you simply can't salvage a single crisp, white piece from last summer, consider adding these fab finds to your collection.