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  • Spring Trends 2013

     

    With the new year upon us, shopping for trendy fashions is high on every fashion conscious individual’s list. The good news is, one doesn’t have to spend a small fashion this year to stay “in vogue”. It does not have to be a challenge to dress to impress for 2013. All one needs to do is stay informed on the hottest trends for the upcoming season. To look chic throughout the year, let the following descriptive be your guideline:

    Drape That Cape

    A bold fashion trend making a comeback for 2013 is the fashion cape. Women of all ages can dress a cape up or down, for casual daytime wear or evening formal wear. Capes can complement almost any outfit and seem to offer a look of charm and sophistication. During the chilly winter months, capes made of wool or other substantial fabric can add a nice layering to an outfit. For spring, consider a satiny lightweight cape to add a touch of class to semi-casual dress.

    Leather and Lace

    Leather skirts are more than a timeless fashion statement, they are versatile as well. Sexy and chic, a leather skirt or leather pants can make a women feel provocative and alluring. Toned down with a simple sweater, a leather skirt is appropriate for the office. Teamed with a lacey top, the leather skirt can be perfect for evening apparel. Whether choosing an eggshell color for spring or traditional black for winter, leather fashion is hot for 2013. Continue Reading

    April 10, 2013 • Style File • Views: 1245

  • Step On It: Spring 2013 Shoe Trends

    According to this year’s Groundhog’s Day prediction, an early spring is coming for 2013. Those stuck inside from the harsh weather of super storm Nemo as well as anyone ready to break in their spring fashion looks, were more than pleased with this prediction of quickly approaching warmer weather. Getting ready for spring means time to start stocking up the freshest looks now so as to be prepared for that first glimpse of warm weather. Shoes are always a great way to start featuring spring styles, because even warm weather footwear can be paired with a maxi dress or stylish colored skinny jeans when the weather still holds a bit of a chill. Check out these spring shoe styles that are sure to be a hit this season, and prepare feet to properly show off these incredible styles with a pre-spring pedicure.

    Gladiator Sandals

    A popular trend last spring as well, these attention grabbing spring equivalents of bold winter boots have been taken up a notch this season. Although the basic style of calf covering detailed leather in every hue is still prevalent, designers have upped the ante by adding heels from the practical wedge to the skinny stiletto style which adds to the dramatic flair.

    Distinctive Heels

    The gladiator sandal is not the only spring style with an updated heel, in fact many spring shoes featured distinctive heels. These attention grabbing heels were typically of a modest height, but with features such as a unique ball hall and slim rectangular heel, along with a return of past block heels in a variety of heights and styles, the eye is naturally drawn to this forward thinking design. Intense geometric shapes well outside the realm of traditional heels are certainly of the moment, a decidedly bold choice that can turn up the style level of any outfit.

    Detailed Design

    Bold statements are not only found on the heel, as many spring styles feature stylish buckles that are more an accessory than a mere strap fastener. Typically found this season on the ankle it turns ankle straps almost into a bracelet encircling the lower calf finished off with a highly designed buckle, ranging from metal, leather, and other colorful choices that make these a major focal point. In contrast with the big buckle, is another detailed design element featured prominently in the fashionable footwear trending this spring—lace. From delicate lace additions in popular spring hues, to leather woven to resemble the complexities of lace, there is no doubt that lace remains in favor with designers this season.

    Color Conscious

    If the runway is any indication, 2013 spring styles are all about the use of color. Clear, see through features will be a fashionable accent seen everywhere from footwear to handbags. See-through foot straps and heels were especially prevalent with the top designers. Along with a heavy presence of see-through features, contrasting black and white designs turned up in every shoes style from heels to oxford styles, as well as spring staple—the sandal.

    Kiera Noble is a certified shopaholic and she shops with next day delivery for the perfect gifts for her friends and family.

     

     

    February 26, 2013 • Style File • Views: 569

  • Style File: Mackage Maeve Down Coat

    As we are now officially in the winter season, it’s time to start preparing for those chilly winter days and those even colder winter nights. As the temperature dips to record lows, you will certainly want to invest in a warm yet stylish down coat. This one by Mackage is super chic with an asymmetrical zip closure, oversized shawl collar with cable knit trim and rib knit cuffs. The sleek aesthetic that will prohibit you from looking like a puffy polar bear while the durable insulation will keep you snug and warm through that snow or ice storm. Stay warm and chic!

    November 29, 2012 • Style File • Views: 1261

  • Cyber Monday

    Today is Cyber Monday, the internet’s equivalent to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Today is the day that you can purchase amazing shopping deals online without ever leaving your house. From beauty products at deep discounts to clothes and accessories at low prices, you can find just about anything online discounted enough to make it worth your while. I love Cyber Monday because its the perfect antithesis to the mad rush of Black Friday. Have a happy Cyber Monday!

    November 26, 2012 • Style File • Views: 589

  • Style File: Zara Not to Offer Plus-Sized Fashions for US Market

    I really like Zara. It’s a great option for when you want to buy some of the trendy looks that are dominating the season but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars only to wear the trend for a couple of months. Recently, Zara became the #1 retailer in the world within the fast fashion market. This market includes other notable retailers such as; H&M and Forever 21. Fast fashion is where retailers turn over new collections every two weeks. Fast fashion retailers also maintain prices at low to moderate levels which makes them mass market superstars. Being that Zara has gained this foothold as the #1 fast fashion retailer in the world, you would think they would be doing whatever they could to drive momentum and stay on top.

    Wrong! It looks as though the Spanish-based retailer is refusing to offer plus-sized items within their stores. As of right now, the retailer offers clothing up to size XL which according to their size charts is a standard US size 14. If you are over a size 14 and want to rock any of Zara’s fashions, you will unfortunately have to look elsewhere. Zara’s competitors, H&M and Forever 21 have long offered plus-sized options for their customer base as they are well aware that many US women are plus-sized. It was just a short while back when a study on America’s growing waistlines revealed the fact that the average US woman is a size 14. Continue Reading

    November 19, 2012 • Style File, Uncategorized • Views: 810