What we can wear and how we can wear it has changed drastically in the wake of the 21st century, yet history seems to be repeating itself in many fashion trends. Luckily, our ability to manage and modify our fashion addiction has continued to grow and create an entirely new and infinite world of fashion technology. Here are some fashion innovations, some more obtainable than others, for the modernizing woman.
Individually, you can use the Rent the Runway application for your iPhone or iPad. The app gives you access to hundreds of different dresses based on your interest or occasion. You can see what’s trending, but also get specific recommendations for your own dress based on the type of occasion, weather forecast, along with pattern and design preferences. Most notability, the app allows you to take a picture of any print and then matches it to a trending dress. Overall, it is ton of fresh fashion crammed into a free app!
We've all been asked the dreaded question: What will you be for Halloween this year? And although a it is predictable exchange in early fall conversation, when you are ill prepared with a response, the words still send a shiver up your spine and leave you fumbling under the pressure to be brilliant. But don't worry, there is no need to stress or worry that you may fall privy to a generic Halloween costume at your local holiday store. The perfect solution for ladies is this- become a Pin-Up Girl! Be unique, feel special, and take it back few decades with a vintage inspired costume.
We introduce to you the website that can make all of this happen, www.pinupgirlclothing.com. Laura Byrnes, the head of Pin Up Girl has been specializing in the highest quality vintage inspired fashion, shoes and accecories for women of every size. Pinup Girl Clothing emphasizes that beauty is not a size-- therefore they have designs that are cut to flatter your curves and make you look as beautiful as you feel. Sizes run for XS up to 2x. Although, Pinup Girl clothing is found in thousands of boutiques across the globe, they are the exclusive manufacturerer and retailer for vintage inspired lines such as: Pinup Couture, Deadly Dames by Micheline Pitt, and Dixiefriend by Melanie Komenkul.
As the temperatures start to drop in the city, and the leaves start to change color, it reminds us that it's time to update our wardrobes! Many women and men of the city are pressed for time and need to look our best with ease. Joonbug recently checked in with The Shops at Riverside to see the latest trends from some of our favorite stores. There's something to be said about hitting the mall with your besties, picking up fabulous new wardrobe pieces, and hitting a fun restaurant afterwards. Many of the looks are styles you can wear to work and beyond! We love that! Now, let's get to the fashion! Viva la fall!
Athletic wear has to be comfortable and functional, but in the past few years we have seen the rise of fashionable active wear. Funky workout tops and running shoes are all the rage, and they make your workout a lot more fun! Plus, if you have to run errands pre or post gym, you can still look stylish. Ryka: A Women Only Sport Company, has amazingly fun, yet functional gym wear for all your workout needs. The products are made to move; they are reasonably priced, supportive, comfortable, and high-quality, all while still being chic and never clunky like gym shoes can sometimes be. From running shoes, to specialized training shoes and gym clothes, Ryka has everything you need to look trendy on and off the treadmill.
In fashion, fads go quickly, but trends are staples that run a certain course from introduction to execution, eventually evolving and transforming into new trends and movements in fashion. This year, New York Fashion Week has brought us some of today and tomorrow's hottest trends, and we're not just talking the runway. In menswear there are 3 hot trends that GlamDamnit believes can usher you into the fall season and carry you through to winter.
This first trend is on fire. Leather has always been a staple in fashion, but has recently become a go-to fabric for menswear and ready-to-wear apparel. Take advantage of this trend by sporting leather in both apparel and accessories. A fashionable gentleman can pair leather tops and bottoms with lighter weight fabrics. For fall weather, pair a printed button down or tee with leather shorts or trousers and an athletic shoe. Accessories like small leather duffles, backpacks, and jewelry are easy additions to finish the look. A little bit of leather goes a long way, where as head to toe can sometimes be overwhelming to the eye.
With the brisk chill in the air, it’s official--summer is over. That said, we're huge fans of autumn. Halloween, the return of Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte--what’s not to love about the season? Additionally, an array of stylish coats and jackets are available this season to keep you warm and fabulous. Here are a few styles that have won over our allegiance!
Cozy is one way to describe this particular style of coat. If you’re not a fan of snug clothing than an oversized coat is best for you. Not to mention, it’s completely stylish and totally on trend. Stella McCartney had the right idea when she dressed her models in oversized, woolen coats for her fall 2013 RTW collection. Other designers who are jumping on the stylish band wagon are Thakoon and Isabel Marant who also featured the look in their fall collections this year. The look is extremely sleek and breeches the borders of minimalist and masculine. Definitely one of the top contenders for fall 2013
This week we're talking hair, and we are loving the pompadour. A versatile style for both men and women, there are so many ways to rock this do. Ladies, whether you tease up the center of a chic updo, a-la-fauxhawk, or slick back the sides and in a half-up-half-down variation, you'll look like a star. It's perfect for a red-carpet, date-night, or just going out with the girls. For men, start with an undercut and add a little pomade on top and mold into the desired shape. For you boys, it's a great everyday look, or something to try to spice things up. This is one trend we hope will stick around for a while.