Western Festival Fashion Staples

Festival season has kicked started in full swing. With week one of Coachella at an end, it is easy to spot the needed apparel for all future and upcoming music gatherings of the year.  In order to make sure you can rock the Balloon and Wine Festival, Lollapalooza Week 2, and Stagecoach one must dress the part.

Music festivals are notably, known for their exotic and bold fashion trends. They normally take inspiration from bohemian and indie fashion influences. This year the trend is a western style.

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To blow away all your friends fashion choices and set the trend this concert season simply incorporate these hidden gems to perfect the western vibe.

  • Turquoise jewelry is a simple staple that can be found in any thrift store or vintage consignment shop. The bright blue color gives a pop of spring fever. While, the sterling silver outlining brings a desert daydream look.

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  • Double buckle belts are another easy fashion pick. You can simply loop them through your favorite shorts or have it hang around your dress. The double buckle once again offers the country couture.

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  • Cowboy hats are a perfect fit for all outfits. They come in multitudes of colors and fabrics so finding the fit for your wardrobe pick is no hassle. You can even spice up the iconic hat with a feather, crown, roses, belt, glitter, or chain. All your festival favorites can be incorporated with the cowboy hat. The best part about this accessory is that it is great for the desert heat.

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  • Bandannas- or a kerchief are a fun way to accent a plain top or dress. If you’re not wanting to dress up to much, since your to busy planning your concert choices, opt for a fun neck tie. The bandanna has an intricate paisley pattern and bold colors that are bound to draw attention against a plain tank or t-shirt dress. You can utilize it as a scarf, tie, wrist band, or headband. The kerchief has endless ways to portray the newest trend.

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  • Fringe suede any article of clothes supporting fringe can be deemed western. For more of a cowboy cult classic look incorporate suede as the prominent material. The fringe on any suede piece of clothing adds a nice vintage presence.

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  • Snake skin ankle booties  are an adorable and flirty choice. For all shoe lovers they are a must need in your wardrobe this festival season. The snake-skin presents a confident and chic upgrade to all outfit choices. The pattern offers an alternative bohemian configuration and meshes well with other prints, textures, and materials. It won’t matter if you’re wearing lace or glitter the boots are a must have.

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Missguided Top

In 2009 Nitin Passi founded and jump started the international, UK based, brand Missguided. Since its humble origins the brand has now expanded into an iconic label in young adult fashion.  Missguided is a lovely clothing site that can turn your wardrobe into a statement promoting edgy and creative looks.

The brand promotes flirty and dreamy fashion products for each occasion. Missguided offers several fun patterns from floral to snake skin prints. Likewise, there are several refreshing denim cuts that are a classic for all trends. Basic apparel or the necessities were given a modern twist. All products represent bold and fun lifestyle wear.

This weekend I kicked off my Friday with a classic pair of lace jeans. They were my current favorite style of tie, high waist denim. The lacing on the rib-bits were creme along with dark stitching on the sides.

To pair the outfit I choose to wear my new Missguided bardot top. The blouse was off the shoulders and had curled trimmed cut. The crop top was hemmed and offered a slimming feature with its neutral coloring. The blouse was a petite wardrobe item. Thus, making it wonderful for my small 5’2 frame. I had the crop top in my closet for a while so I was overjoyed to war it.

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Finalizing, my outfit choice I elected to match my outfit with a pair of black platform open toe wedges. They added a little bit of height to the outfit. The shoes also color coordinated with my Missguided top.

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SSENSE CHANGE

For many young adults and aspiring stylists we mixed and matched clothes with a popular fashion platform, Polyvore. One could win competitions to fashion week, gain deals on your favorite designer brands, receive gift cards to popular online stores, shop for coveted trends, and test out your own personal wardrobe in cute sets. The app helped expand several style and create an online following centered around fashion.

However, polyvore is no more. The iconic fashion app was acquired by SSENSE. Notably, SSENSE is a e-commerce website that already had an enormous following. The site enables subscribers to make online orders from over 400 stores and be updated with fashion trends on their blog. Their blog showcases fashion statements throughout the years, along with today’s current trends.

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This function is similar to the online shopping search engine that polyvore showcased. Despite the similarity to polyvore, SSENSE still does not offer a outlet for members to create. The lack of fashion set innovation has caused an uproar over the acquisition, of the Oath Inc. subsidiary of Verizon. Due to the lack of sets, a term utilized for promoting your own fashion mood boards, the acquisition has struck uncertainty.

Particularly,  the 20 million active members are upset. The lack of knowledge on the acquisition has caused some hurt. Many users are at loss for the connections and friendships they’ve forged on the site. While, others are still trying to piece how they can access their property, mood boards they’ve forged.

While many like myself are searching for another fashion outlet admit the acquisition, there is still significance to SSENSE. The expanding site has brought upon us a large market to shop from.

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The hope of the site rests in the vast brands it offers us to browse from. Subscribers can search by style, category, gender, and brand. SSENSE also has a search engine to help one navigate the thousands of clothing options available. To refine searches on can sort by price and newest availability.

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So, SEENSE may have rid itself of our favorite fashion mood boards but it still holds promise to providing us the best online shopping experience. SSENSE offers the future of e-commerce based clothing stores. What we can take from this acquisition, is to SSENSE change.

Love and Lace

With everyone’s favorite day of love approaching there are several styles one can uptake. As seen in previous posts, color can be a defining factor of your desired outfit, but so can fabric.

Notably, from the options of: mesh, satin, leather, cotton, silk, cambrin, and brocade, there are endless possibilities. Yet, the most romantic and delicate is lace. Particularly, lace is a Valentines dream due to the plaited and braided embroidery. The floral twists and knits scream love.  An added bonus is that lace is always showcased in February. The concept of lace is generalized as romantic.

The lovely, fabric cultivates personality too. If you seek the cute feminine classic look, lace is the perfect foundation for a dress. For more idyllic Valentines day outfits lace can also provide a formal air of elegance. Likewise, lace can also be sported in a sultry and amorous. So, your personal taste can shine through with the beautiful fabric.

Evidently, lace is an evolving fabric. So, if you want to wear a certain color go for it. Popular colors for lace for this passionate day are lavender, pale pink, dark red, and creme white.Lace is now sported in all colors like the pink  lace dress I’m wearing below.   Similarly, if your love day plans require a bold and sexy broadway red then you can surely find it.

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Love and lace can be achieved. The older fabric is still a vital symbol for the immensity of Valentines day. Lace can be worn in any style and be cultivated into any color.

 

 

Professional Pink

In a classic business setting most people stick to neutral colors. Normally a dark plain blazer and matching pants. Likewise, the undershirt is a grey, white, or light blue blouse. The neutral colors indicate a form of salaried workers. The bottoms, pants or skirts, are to be crisp and straight down.
Recently, I saw a few lighter colored blazers in an accessory shop. Due to my affinity for the color pink I found it adorable. My only struggle was how to make this blazer business casual.
My veterinary courses require a blue-color dress code on Fridays. So, I decided to test out my outfit for the day. I paired my double buttoned pink blaze,r from Versona, with a simple flair skirt, I got from H&M. I also have a lace pink top from Anthropologie.
I then accessorizes my outfit with pieces from Primark. I attached a velvet bow to the lace trim of my top. I added a pink floral hair pins to push my hair back. For shoes I kept the professional trend and wore black round toe heels. However, for after class I added my pair of feathered light pink glitter pumps.
The outfit was a stretch out of my normally work wear or business professional attire, yet it made me stand out from all the other uniform looks. Work wear can still be chic and cute. The professional pink look was a go that I would repeat again.
Down below, I attached an outfit set and links. Listed below is wear you can find similar items to my professional pink outfit.
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Miss Selfridge Petites Nude Blazer JacketMiss Selfridge Petites Nude Blazer Jacket (see more petite blazer jackets)

TIBI jacquard skirt
brandoutlet.borderfree.com

Feather shoes
boohoo.com

Woolen hat
amazon.com

Velvet belt
$17 – very.co.uk

Jennifer behr hair accessory
$215 – net-a-porter.com

Witchery shiny nail polish
$12 – witchery.com.au

Clothing Resloutions

This past year I’ve gotten more comftorable with utilizing clothes as a form of expression and art. Here are a list of notes I’ve uncovered and hope to share for this upcoming year. Its important that when we make resolutions to resolve to hold our selves at a great standard of confidence. The best way to do so it threw clothes.

  1. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns (stripes, stars, animal prints, glitter)
  2. Its okay for your bra or bralette to show
  3. Boots are acceptable to wear in the summer (they are great with dresses)
  4. Just cause its a trend doesn’t mean you have to like it
  5. You can have more than one accessory (it won’t clash!)
  6. Its okay to mix fabrics (lace, leather, velvet, suede)
  7. Its okay to sport old trends (I love boho dresses even though it was late 1990’s trend)
  8. White apperal is okay after labor day
  9. Fishnets can be worn durring the day
  10. Classic looks are a wardorbe stable

Seven For All Mankind

I’ve only worn jeans from four three different brands. Once I find a brand I like I tend to wholeheartedly committ to it. My wardrobe staple brands are like my life long relationships; dependable and always on my mind.

So, when it was time to get a pair of jeans I wouldn’t ruin out at the stables or rescue I decided to go with my all time denim must have brand, Seven For All Mankind. Since, its start in 2000 I have been a fan and ultimatly cherished every pair I’ve gotten from them.

Seven For All Mankind jeans have been a great fit and ultimatly good for a night out. Every pair I’ve gotten from them has been fit and detailed. The designers Dahan and Glasser saw the brand as a way to fufill the void that is often seen in denim appearal. They both sought to make there jeans specific to detail and with enhanced embrodiery to subdue the lull in contemporary denim markets.

My most recent pair of Seven For All Mankind jeans I’ve gotten was there camo denim jeans. The jeans are tailored nicley. They also host good embrodiery in a gold color in the signature “A” stiched on the pockets. Along with that the detailing on the jeans is subpar with adorable gold star studs along the pockets.

The jeans are great to pair with a bodysuit and heels. Personally I utilized my Shein mesh body suit with a pair of black platform wedges. This outfit is great for a night out in Perth.

Love the denim camo print trend right now and my @7forallmankind jeans! #fashionblog