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.

pastel sweaters

While I’m in a warm state of Western Australia,  there are still places that are facing a spring like chill. With the colder weather in full force it can make it difficult to get into the summer time heat.
Recently, I’ve seen in stores bright and pastel colors to welcome in the warmer seasons. So, I figured a fun way to dress for the cold and still get into the spring/summer mood is by pastel sweaters.
Notably, the best item I’ve seen to capture the look is a pastel sweater. Not only are sweaters offered in several styles, but they come in multitudes of color. A cute baby blue, lavender, or princess pink can do wonders for ringing in the floral bloom. Best of all these sweaters can keep you warm while you add accessories.
To achieve this look simply, add pastel colored sweater to your outfit. Then  pair it with a neutral color. The contrast in colors can provided a soft and delicate look that supports soft-hue lighting.  This reflects a more muted look than the primary colors utilized in winter months.
When matching with pastel colors I normally “color block” with a beige, grey, burgundy, or brown. Warm weather seasons are months of fun for me, so I tend to add a print into the mix. Due to the colder weather I would spice up the look with warmer bottoms or shoes. For an example: leopard printed skirt, polka dot pants, floral leggings, or striped heels can add a great splash of excitement to any outfit. The mix print also contrast nicely with the outfit.
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In the style set shown below I paired a pastel sweater with an animal print skirt. I then accessorize with pastel heels and hair clips. To neutralize or block I added a beige hand bag to do the trick.

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Jumpsuits

By now everyone has seen their favorite Instagram influencers in trendy rompers, body suits, and jumpsuits. It’s the epitome of summer.
Jumpsuits are known for the easy fit and elongating features. However, it can still be tricky to find one that works for your body type. Especially when each former model has one styled in her likeness. Particularly the drop shoulder, loose waist, extra leg train, body con, plunge neckline, and halter off. These few are among the popular cuts.
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Yet, these are designed for women over 5’8; which is 3 inches above the average height of ladies in America. So the practicality of these jumpsuits does no favors for the majority of us.
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Notably, the perfect solution had been uncovered. The sleeveless, backless strappy, wise leg jumpsuit is the perfect match for all body types. By design it isn’t baggy and adds a good measure of length to any person. Plus the backless accent adds a trendy summer accent. The style is flattering and flirty.
To perfect the jumpsuit look out for a striped feature in the longitudinal direction. This furthers the slimming property of jumpsuits. It also makes for an adorable pattern that ties nicely with a beach boardwalk or Wednesday wine tastings.
As for color go for a chic low colors. Like, sky blue, pale orange, lemon yellow, or mauve purple. Then make sure the stripes are in white or navy. You’ll want to save brown, red, and black stripes for the fall.
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Below is a style set with the featured items listed, for jumpsuit inspiration. Notably, the cutest jumpsuits I’ve seen this season have been from Revolve.

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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

Best Fashion Apps

If you are struggling for an outfit or can’t decided what to wear you can simply go to these apps for fashion advice. Most of these apps are backed up by teams of fashion bloggers and can fully assist someone in their outfit crisis.

  1. Style Counsel: Style Counsel is an app where you simply snap pictures or ask questions and several members will vote or respond to your ponderings. Likewise, they also have style experts wich are bigger influencers or brand endoursers wich can help with a more experienced opinion. This app is fairly knew but reliable. It has a close network as it slowly grows, yet it is full of friendly advice.
  2. LiketoKnow: The LiketoKnow app is one where top influencers or instagram bloggers document there outfits on another platform. If you are ever lost for an outfit idea simply just click on there pictures and it takes you to the links. You can never go wrong with this because one already sees what the outfit looks like. This app is simple yet affective.
  3. Muses:  The influencer app Muses is another great app for fashion advice. Simply just going a group and you’ll have several other individuals assisting you with there valid opinions on outfits or fashion choices. The app will also help you grow your following as you make fast friends to help.
  4. Polyvore: For thouse that like to design and pick out there own outfits you can select iteams and products from thousands of brands and pair it in a set. This app is resourceful for when you are struggling to piece iteams together in your closet. Simply experiement your clothes together and see all the likes you’ll get.  There are also several contest on here where you can win giftcards towards popular sites.
  5. Wanelo: The Wanelo app allows you to like your favorite iteams and place it in a collection. It is quite similar to pintrest, yet only for fashion. It host several clothing iteams and merchandise to help you spot current trends.

 

Monochrome Spring

As spring and summer trends start to fly in it becomes essential to rember to classic chic look. Every spring and summer clothing store is going to be piled with bright colors and floral prints. Which are all lovely and viable options.
However, there are other ways to sport a spring look without charging up a storm for pastels.A monochromatic color scheme can still achieve the same spring or summery feel.
A lace blouse with trimmings is a fresh represntation of the vitality of life. Everyone who is in the workforce probably has this iteam too. Another wardorbe stable is a pair of pants. If you have pants or a skirt in a solid color with scalloped lining its a cute way to descritely incorporate a floral outlook. Likewise a patteren coat can bring in a splash of summer youth without the bright colors.
Overall you can still have a nice and soothing summer and spring outfit from your basic wardrobe needs. Staples in grey, black, creme, white, nude, and beige can still be worn during these seasons. The monochromatic colors are to be utilized every season and can provide chic looks.

An example set is shown below

Monochrome Black

 


Zimmermann zipper shirt
zimmermannwear.com

Coat
hobbs.co.uk

Wide leg trousers
citychiconline.com

Chanel real leather boots
vestiairecollective.com

Gucci acetate sunglasses
kirnazabete.com

Halloween Nail Art

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Being abroad I’ve recently discovered Halloween isn’t as big of a deal as Americans make it to be. Yet, I am a festive person that loves dressing up at all costs. So, my disappointment for people not celebrating the makeshift holiday was sky rocketed. I would not be supporting my annual cat look.
What I can do this year is add spooky chic beauty looks. A way to achieve that aim is to get a manicure.  When I go in I typically get a black or white background. The monochrome colors provide a clear backdrop for adding other textures or designs. Then I typically get cat or spider stickers on my nails once it drys.
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last years cat nails
For more creative people you can use Essie nail polish and add stickers or decals to your nails.  Claire’s has a lot of cheap stickers  and fake nails too. In you are talent beautification attempting stripes can also be a unique idea. This is super cute if you plan on going as a witch and have striped stockings to accessorize.
Prefect the style below!
Halloween Nail Art

 


Nail care
claires.com

Essie clothing
macys.com