Jumpsuits: Celebrity Trend

Fashion trends come and go but jumpsuit are one of those outfits which seems to come back around more often than not. The Fact you can wear it in both the summer and winter season is probably why we feel we see it all the time and all over the world. For those women who may not want to attempt something out of the box but are bored of wearing pants or jeans daily, the jumpsuit may be just the item you’re looking for!

casual jumpsuitSome of the more popular styles of jumpsuits available in the big name stores this season are the travellers jumpsuit, the office jumpsuit for that oh so professional look, the formal jumpsuit suitable for the black tie events in your calender, and the boho jumpsuit featuring patterned cottons and bell bottomed legs.

Jumpsuits are one of the trendiest clothing items any woman can have in her repertoire. Nowadays, you can easily get differently shaped and designed styles of jumpsuits as the bigger brands cater for those beyond the model figure. Before you make a decision to buy a jumpsuit, you need to figure out your body shape. Cosmo Does a great job outlining How to wear a jumpsuit that matches your body type in their post.

The Traveller’s jumpsuit are jumpsuits which are perfect for travelling because of their comfort level. These types of jumpsuits are comfortable and look attractive, not to mention that they’re unbelievably trendy at the moment.

brown jumpsuitOffice jumpsuits are some of the best jumpsuits, which are perfect for daily office wear. These types of jumpsuits will give you that perfect office look. Office jumpsuits not only provide a sophisticated professional look, but will also provide you with a trendy outfit that you can easily wear out to dinner or drinks after work without looking out of place. You can wear office jumpsuits with flats, which will complete your look quite well and keep you comfy.

red formal jumpsuitSpecial occasion jumpsuits cover those styles that are great options for a formal occasion. When almost everyone wears a gown or cocktail dress, you will uniquely stand out in your jumpsuit. By wearing a red coloured one shoulder you can make a completely different fashion statement. A jumpsuit can offer you a gorgeous look and you will appear as the star of the occasion if you pair this number with ankle strap sandals.

If you are confused about what to wear in the upcoming music festival, you should really think of purchasing a bohemian style jumpsuit. Boho Jumpsuits with paisley print are a great option for the feel of a festival.To complete the look, pair your jumpsuit with metallic chunky heeled booties and some body jewellery. Boho Jumpsuits are also a preferred option to dresses at festivals for obvious reasons. For more boho inspo check out our previous post!

Casual jumpsuits look like denim but are actually made of lightweight woven fabric, which will make you feel super comfortable. Flick through any magazine nowadays and you’ll see a large number of celebrities wearing this type of jumpsuit, which gives them a classic look along with the added benefit of a bit of extra comfort.

Style Dreamers, World Wanderers: How Gypsy Fashion Influences Popular Culture

Classic gypsy dressCher gypsy fashionRoberto Cavalli, an Italian fashion designer once said, “I’m a fashion designer, not a sociologist. Fashion is about dreams, not about reality.” Other famous designers believe that the Gypsy fashion and lifestyle is a “perfect fantasy.” It exudes a sense of richness and freedom which is detached from one’s social background because it expresses more of the “Self” and not one’s position in society. Today, most people would like to believe that society is slowly paving a way towards equality; that the line that separates different social classes, cultures, religions, sexuality, ethnicity, is slowly fading away or is being diminished by a more open-minded generation.

Gypsies were originally known as Romani or Roma who came from India and travelled to different parts of Europe and America sometime between the 6th and 11th century. They were a nomadic people who have been described as unique and did not identify themselves with any territory, nor claim any rights to the national sovereignty of the countries they reside in. Rather, the Romani people are strongly bound with the ideal of freedom which includes having no ties to a particular homeland. They are a people who have shared backgrounds but are scattered all over the world. An estimated 12 million Romani gypsies are living worldwide, most of them in Europe, making them the largest ethnic minority group in the continent.

Integrating Gypsy Fashion

gypsy maxi dress

classic gypsy fashion

Today, Gypsy culture has been widely integrated into fashion & lifestyle. Designers love to play with the style because Gypsy fashion ultimately gives a sense of freedom to both designer & user. Perhaps, this is because it’s so fun, easy, & carefree which is probably a stark contrast from their everyday lives at work in a bustling city where everything seems to cruise by too fast in dull monochrome colours. Gypsy clothing stores like The Freedom State have become extremely popular in recent years, especially within coastal communities who seem to identify more strongly with gypsy fashion culture than those living in cities.

In the past, a lot of people’s goals were to find a good stable job and thought that that was the purpose of life. Nowadays, people are more idealistic. They want to travel more, they want to explore, immerse themselves into the culture of other countries, and just get lost. With gypsy fashion, comes also a lifestyle of travel, of spontaneity, of freedom. Today, happiness is not having to care about tomorrow because “You Only Live Once.” People, of course, need to work to earn a living, but they also work to really live. Live, as in going to different places, discovering new things, meeting new people, tasting delicacies from other countries, doing what you love and want to do. Some people make travel as their inspiration, or whatever their passion is, to work hard and to possibly go for an early retirement so they can still enjoy their life without the burdens and responsibilities of having to work without satisfaction or fulfilment.

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gypsy boho styleHow to Wear Gypsy Clothing

Gypsy fashion is very flexible and versatile. They don’t need to conform to stereotypes all the time. There’s no social or political issue, they just wear what they want to wear. Gypsy fashion is usually inspired by travel and nature because Gypsies are icons of freedom. A lot of travel bloggers today are also good dressers and they mostly take inspiration from the places they visit. Gypsies travel the world and take as much from it into their lives. Nomadic escapist culture or ideals has been becoming a trend today because people like to see something out of the ordinary. They no longer want to stay in one place. Wealth and luxury is not always the dream, some people prefer a life of travel and adventure because somehow it makes them even richer.

Perhaps, that’s the reason why the Romanis or Gypsies of old preferred absolute freedom over the privileges of a homeland. Live a life, unbound and free from distraction of a material world. The gypsy look is a great style and can be worked into any wardrobe, take a look at our mix & match wardrobe post for tips on how to make it fit!

Creating The Ultimate Mix-&-Match Wardrobe

 

messy wardrobe colourfulIs a small wardrobe causing you problems? Do you want to optimize the available space in your room? Perhaps you’re on a budget and want to save some extra cash for a rainy day rather than spending it on clothes? With a little creativity and imagination you can utilize your wardrobe so every item of clothing counts!

It’s possible to change your personal style if you know how to mix colours, shoes and accessories. There are hundreds of ways to make your simple wardrobe look fancy, so with a few tips and by knowing the combination of colour palettes, dressing up for the right occasion will be easy!

Bright Or Light? Pick Your Colour!

colour wheel

First on the list is working on your colour palette. Identify the best colour that works for you. Choose the colour that helps you look appealing and feel comfortable. This involves your type of hair, skin tone and eye colour. Brightly coloured eyes give you an enticing appearance. If you have a red hair, you can wear yellow or green to appear rich. Purples are good for brunettes. Red dresses are well-suited to those with long black hair. If you are lost on what best suits you, ask a friend for advice.

Using complementary colours is another option. If you have a base colour, select colours that easily match with it. You may use colour palettes in a magazine for reference or there are some handy online tools like Adobe Color CC which may help you to work out your complementary colour sets. You can also wear neutral colours so that you will stay fashionable no matter the season. Whatever neutral colours you choose will just be fine as they tend to blend easily. Wearing colourful dresses will give an impression of a circus look. Select pastel colours, accentuate it with some black, brown, white, beige, or gray and you’ll never go wrong.

Building Your Wardrobe

Now we’ve got an idea on colour choice it’s time to build out your wardrobe. Purchase some good tops and partner them with a basic button-down like a short sleeved shirt, tank top, camisole, or other sleeveless shirt. Ensure the button-down has solid colour, most likely neutral palette. Prints in the short-sleeve shirt or sleeveless are fine, but it’s easier to mix and match if there are no prints.

neutral colours wardrobe

neutral colours wardrobe

Buy some good set of bottoms. Choose a nice pair of pants and jeans. These will cover you for casual events depending on the combination of tops you combine them with. Add in a few skirts too! Something knee-length, a pencil skirt for work dos, and a maxi skirt for summer beach times. If we’re trying to make your wardrobe as useful as possible, minimize on the prints for your skirts and bottoms. This way it will be much easier to pair them with other items in your closet.

Now just a few more extras left! Look for a knee-length dress with short or three-quarter sleeve. This should have neutral colours with the main colour palette that can be both used as casual or dressy depending on the selected accessories.

You should aim to have two jackets, one being something like a button-down sweater; either simple or elaborate pattern. The other one is a blazer or formal jacket. Get a neutral blazer which is darker than the button-down shirts you have selected. For a bit of flair, you could throw in some faux fur which is super trendy right now!

basics wardrobe

Basics work/casual wardrobe

When choosing accessories, make sure you can use them with your chosen neutral colour palette as this will make matching your clothes and shoes a breeze. Buy a scarf which will work in both a casual and formal setting. Women can wear jewellery to put emphasis on a formal or casual outfits. One set may be elegant featuring some precious stones, silver or gold while the other can look more casual featuring wooden or even plastic. Need more inspiration? Check out Pinterest for some more great combo options!

With your new selection of tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories and other fashionable items, you’re ready to start experimenting with your revamped wardrobe. Create formal and casual outfits. Try on different outfits for different occasions. Mix and match your skirts, tops and shoes and see for yourself what works for you. Wardrobe combinations and fittings can be an exciting activity. It might require some trial and error but eventually you will find the best fit that you can easily wear every day without looking boring!

Eco Friendly Fashion Trend of The Year: Faux Fur!

Cruella de Vil might not agree with this idea, but the fashion scene has now shifted the focus from real animal fur to Faux Fur!

Hat from fake fur

Fashionable and animal friendly!

This movement is a great way to support anti-animal cruelty actions and promote the value of cruelty-free fashion. Sadly, there are very few laws that explicitly go against fur farms. There are some regulations that support anti-cruelty statutes but none of them expressly ban fur farms. Countries with the strictest regulations regarding fur farms are New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland while those with virtually no regulations are Asian countries, like China and Korea.

Given this current state of affairs, several fashion leaders have taken a stand on animal cruelty and have launched the new trend of Faux Fur.

When someone says “Faux Fur”, coats initially come to mind, however the world of Faux Fur doesn’t stop at coats alone. It also includes bags, hats, gloves, scarves, shoes, boots, jewellery, and belts.

One of the newest brands in Faux Fur outwear fashion is Shrimps. Shrimps is a British brand founded by Hannah Weiland in 2013.Their brand continues to show in the London Fashion Week and has stocks being sold in Net-a-Porter, Matches, Colette, Selfridges, and Joyce.

Fake fur coat

Faux fur coat is stunning.

Business seems to be booming for all Faux Fur brands and clothing line since consumers have now realized the numerous benefits that come with purchasing Faux Fur products.

Opting to go vegan in fashion choices helps save more than fifty million animals that are usually killed for their fur on a yearly basis. Another reason why people opt for Faux fur is that it is significantly cheaper than the real deal.

Their affordability is mainly due to the materials used in making them. Fake furs are known as pie fabrics made of a variety of materials such as bulk fibers made of polymers. Fake furs can also be colored which makes for interesting color combinations and patterns. Fake Fur are also very comfortable since they are made of materials such as silk, wool, mohair, and cotton.

With all of these benefits, it’s no wonder that Faux Fur is the coming winter’s next big thing!

A Walk Through The Worst Fashion Trends Of The Noughties

With over a full decade and then some passing since the year 2000, it’s all but inevitable that people have started reminiscing about the various fashion experiences that have come and gone in the past 10 years or so. In the world of fashion, the favourite topic is the best and the worst fashion trends. The latter though appears to be the preferred subject as it highlights errors in fashion design that could have been avoided under a more enlightened setting.

denim pants pass the tet of time

Denim Shorts: Always a Winner

With that, a good way to start looking back at the worst fashion trends of the noughties is through the ubiquitous denim pants. These have been around for decades, and yet, they have never been out of fashion. Their built-in durability and adaptability in style have allowed denims to pass the test of time.

Sometime in the year 2000, however, someone thought of placing a word or some short messages on these well-loved pants. These were mostly embroidered on the back side alongside a few dazzling designs. The chosen word or words is usually an adjective supposedly aimed at describing the wearer of the jeans.

The classic example of this is the word ‘CUTE’ boldly emblazoned on the pants. This has initially caught the attention of the public, but in the end, this fashion trend turned out to be a passing fad. These days, hardly anyone would think of wearing so-called ‘CUTE’ denim pants.

Still on the subject of jeans, the skinny type is also considered by fashion experts as among the worst fashion trends of the decade that has just passed. These are the tightly-fitting denims that usually have crotch-hugging designs. They were actually introduced first during the 80s and were resurrected in the year 2000.

terrible tramps stamp

Nope. Just nope.

This time around, these disturbing jeans were mostly made available in black. A number of prominent international fashion models were known to endorse them which should explain their resurgent popularity. Unfortunately, not all human bodies are well-proportioned and those who ended up with a pair of skinny jeans in their closet have had to rethink their decision.

Moving to body designs, tattoos have come to be highly popular. This has allowed many tattoo designers to emerge from their underground beginnings and eventually join mainstream fashion. As a result, people got caught up with the idea of having tattoos on different parts of the body. This gave way to the development of the so-called tramp stamp tattoo design.

crocs

Crocs Rock! Said noone ever.

The tramp stamp is usually a tattoo drawn on the lower back portion of the body. The design often centres on the owner being dumb, a slut, or some other description that carries derogative meaning. This has found an audience in many people belonging to rowdy gangs but is regarded as among the worst fashion trends of the noughties given its limited reach.

When it comes to footwear, Crocs have acquired immense popularity just like tramp stamps. However, fashion experts have found it hard to describe them because while they could pass off as slippers, crocs can be categorized as a pair of shoes as well.

dress

Ya’ll motherf#*kers need Jesus.

Crocs have become ubiquitous footwear in many parts of the world. Nevertheless, they’re not exactly comfortable even as the standard crocs design have those small holes on top which supposedly allows the footwear to breathe.

Finally, one other fashion trend that has emerged in the year 2000 are those little girl dresses that create a whore-like image. The tube tops and streetwalker shorts are good examples of these, and while they may look cute initially, experts believe that these dresses prematurely expose innocent little girls to the harsh realities of life. The message these dresses send is disturbing to say the least, and this has caused them to land in the list of the worst fashion trends in the year 2000.