Monday, March 23, 2015

Gingham Style: A Closer Look at the Pretty Print

Dainty florals, nautical stripes, and animal prints – these have all reemerged on the style scene in the last couple of years, and are now truly staples in any stylish woman’s wardrobe. There’s one quaint print, however, that has become the latest trend and a must-have, especially for spring and summer: gingham.

Gingham has that whimsical, old-fashioned vibe that is now a unique fashion statement. It first became iconic when seen on Dorothy with her ruby red slippers in Wizard of Oz. Then came Marilyn Monroe, who posed for LIFE magazine with trousers in the print; and Brigitte Bardot, who wore it for her wedding (and started a craze for gingham in France at the time). It was no longer just a picnic blanket fabric but a chic dressy print.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Top Fashion Trends to Try This Spring

Ah, spring! It’s that time of the year again for light-hearted fashion that spell “fresh” and “fun”. It’s when you let your thick, lush trench coats, cozy scarves, and classy boots take a back step for your breezy and easy-going clothes and accessories.

It’s also a wonderful time to go shopping just in time for spring break (and for hot spring/summer collections or season sales). You can also look for online designer consignment shops to get luxury pieces for less.

Here are some classic spring fashion trends that you may want to try for your vacation or staycation plans:

Clean Lines and Chic Colors

Belted A-line dresses, streamlined sweaters and high-waist skirts, sleeveless tops with chambray pants or skinnies in pastel dyes, and crisply tailored jackets – these are just some of the chic pieces you can assemble for the season. Whether you’re stuck at work or you’re strolling around parks or malls, the clean lines and muted colors give you a classy look.