As usual, I’ve been researching fashion trends and I’ve come up with my must-have list for fall and winter outerwear. These statement pieces are sure to get attention and double takes. Cool, right? Here’s some of my favorites:
Trench Coat with Studs: The studs add an unexpected edge to the classic trench. It’s a great idea for a night out or a special day!
Faded Denim Jacket With Lots of Rips: This is perfect for the cool vibe you need for a school day or even a trip to the mall or movie!
Words on the Back of Jackets: This is a fun idea for any day and event! Put it over a tee, sweater, or a casual dress for a graphic take on the classic denim or leather jacket.
Fitted Letterman Jackets: This is a super cute take on the oh-so-preppy football team jacket! If you’re aiming for the prepster look or are just looking to add some prep to your style, I suggest this! You can wear it to school, the mall, the movies, or on a casual weekend with friends, but maybe not on a first date.
A Polka Dot Trench With a Colorful Collar: I could see me wearing this coat when I’m feeling happy or just need a little whimsy in my day. Even in the girly, pink color, it would look great at a semi-formal party or special event. Trust me, you’ll be happy you bought it.
Stained Leather and Vegan Leather Jackets: Whether the jackets are a rainbow or deep red color, they’re awesome! These jackets are immensely popular for fall and winter, because of the unique treatment of the leather. You can wear them to semi-formal events, the mall, or even to the movies!
So, that’s my take on the top trend of statement outerwear! Would you wear statement outerwear or do you think it’s too bold? Let me know in the comments below! I want to know your thoughts! Until my next post, fashionistas! I love my lovely readers! Goodbye for now!
Hallways tend to be pretty boring with the plain walls and all, so add some umph by wearing graphic tops and pants! Who knows, you may even spark a new trend at your school! Be that trendsetter. I know you are, fashionista!
As a girl who goes to outlet stores, I’ve learned a lot! I’ve created a list of ways to get what you’re looking for and not overspend:
Know what type of item you’re looking for! Trust me, you don’t want to be in a big store full of fabulous items without any idea of what to buy. You’ll probably end up buying way more than you should have (most of which you might not even need). Your wallet will thank you!
Look at everything in the store! Years ago, when I was a beginner, I would look at just a few things, and then make my choices. That’s not good, because there may be something you would like more without even noticing it! It’s hard not to be stuck on a specific item, but there’s always other options. Take your time!
Pick up the items you are most likely to buy, and keep them in your arms! Don’t put them back on the rack and expect to find them later. This is especially useful and extremely important at a clearance event! Girls can go crazy sometimes!
Stay within your budget as much as possible and use cash! If you go in with $20, don’t spend $40. The only times when this is acceptable is when the item costs more than you thought, needed to be better quality, or you can’t live without it! The bottom line is, would you pay full price for it if you had the money? If not, don’t buy it.
Take the term “I can’t live without it” lightly! If it’s not a need, you can live without it. That’s what I tell myself every time I walk into a store! I almost always see something I “can’t live without”, but I actually can. It’s a hard thing to do if your fashion and beauty obsessed, but you’ll be fine!
Lastly, if there’s going to be an awesome clearance event at a particular store that you love, be prepared! In a nutshell, that means get up early, research the products’ retail prices, and, if possible, bring a friend or family member who will help you find those scores!
It’s as easy as that! I know it might seem a little scary, because of some “horror” stories about people getting trampled at sale events or fighting over that special find. But, it’s fun! I’ve found a lot of big scores in my life, and I did it by using these tips & tricks! Even if I don’t buy much or I just go with a friend, I get a kick out of seeing the sales price vs the retail price! It’s addictive!
So remember these tips, and, don’t forget, have fun!
I love you guys! You mean so much to me! Until my next post, fashionistas!
I have some interesting photos from the oh-so-popular Instagram app to share! I’ve been working on new beauty looks everyday, and I’ve been posting the best ones on Instagram. Here’s the photos I posted:
I hope you liked my photos! I love makeup, and I’ve been really inspired lately. I think creating looks, whether fashion or beauty, is very fun and exciting!
Thank you for reading, fashionistas! I love you guys! Until my next post!
I’m so excited to say that PROM is coming up! How exciting is that? Even if you aren’t going to Prom (like me), it’s always fun to fantasize what your dress would look like, what shoes you would wear, and what jewelry would be so chic! I always pictured my outfit to be a show-stopper (aka wowing everyone there)! I can’t wait until my first Prom!
Ok, now time to get down to business. Let’s talk price. This dress is only $36! Yes, I said $36! Score! The earrings are a steal, too! They are priced at $15! Now for the expensive part. I think shoes and clutches should be more expensive than jewelry or dresses, because you can reuse them multiple times with different outfits! Another tip is to get semi-classic shapes and details so you can wear them even more! The heels are $135, and the clutch is $398. I know, I know. This clutch is super pricy, but imagine the future possibilities! If you want to opt for a lower priced clutch similar to the one pictured below, click here!
Here’s the outfit I created on Polyvore (you can shop from this photo):
This is the spring/summer Style Blog for 2012! (More pictures will be added soon.) You will love all these chic trends! These trends from runway shows are totally cool and ready for teens! Check them out:
1. Pastel colors are so ‘in’ right now and will certainly brighten up your day! Paired with Born comfort yellow flats and a Mulberry for Target purse.
2. This is a spring outfit that I’m totally raving about! The colors are so amazing together! The blue cardigan, the faded green skirt, the printed shoes, the silver necklace, and the white tank are perfect! The floral headband adds a sweet touch.
3. A city chic coat that will keep you warm on those chilly spring and summer nights is a great addition to this pretty black dress! She’s also wearing black tights and embellished flats to add a sweet yet edgy feel.
4. Light wash jeans with a hint of lace are simply fabulous! Lace can make an outfit look trendy. She is working these jeans like a pro!
5. Short shorts are so cool and look simple yet really fun! They have killer style in the color white, blue, and tribal prints! Here are some really cool ones that you can wear on vacation:
6. Tribal crop-tops are a must have! They are fun and flirty! This shirt will definitely turn heads!