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8 Spring Style Trends You Need In Your Wardrobe

We know you find fashion lady’s love your designers, wardrobe, and trends. We’re not exactly mind readers, but thanks to the designers’ Spring ’17 runways, we can paint a pretty clear picture of the coming months in fashion. These looks set the pace for a new season, and it’s going to look a little different from the style world as you know it. Prepare for bolder prints, more frills, and some serious wardrobe disruption. While minimalism has ruled, 2017 is poised to bring some big change to our closets. We did our homework and watched our fashion weeks very carefully to come up with the perfect eight spring trends that are not just perfect for spring, but for every season. If you can rock all eight trends for spring, you are going to be set with your wardrobe for the rest of the year, and let me tell you they are absolutely worth it to take a peak at and try out.

ISN’T IT ROMANTIC // 1

Ruffles, voluminous sleeves, and nods to the Victorian era made Spring’s most covetable dresses decidedly romantic, and a touch more dramatic than your average day dresses.

(1)Erdem Spring 2017, (2)Oscar de la Renta Spring 2017, (3)Fenty x Puma by Rihanna Spring 2017, (4)Alexander McQueen Spring 2017, (5)Preen Spring 2017, (6)Rodarte Spring 2017.

VACATION PRINTS // 2

Spring’s florals are bright, splashy, and on vacation. The saturated, tropical-feeling motifs find their way onto everything, giving you those getaway vibes, even when you’re trapped at home.

(1)Peter Pilotto Spring 2017, (2)House of Holland Spring 2017, (3)Rosie Assoulin Spring 2017, (4)Tibi Spring 2017, (5)Ports 1961 Spring 2017, (6)Altuzarra Spring 2017.

TRACK HAPPY // 3

Fashion’s obsession with athleisure is a staple for Spring, delivering a riff on your favorite sweatpants and track pants. Dress them up or wear them right to the gym; either way, you’ll be right on trend.

(1)Vetements Spring 2017, (2)Fenty x Puma by Rihanna Spring 2017, (3)Markus Lupfer Spring 2017, (4)Isabel Marant Spring 2017, (5)Paul Smith Spring 2017, (6)Versace Spring 2017.

OVEREXPOSED // 4

Come Spring, overexposure will be the new norm, thanks to bra tops and bandeaus putting midriffs on full display. Opt for a little modesty with a sheer top draped over top or a jacket left wide open to show off everything.

(1)Dior Spring 2017, (2)Prada Spring 2017, (3)Bottega Veneta Spring 2017, (4)Fendi Spring 2017, (5)Gucci Spring 2017, (6)Anya Hindmarch Spring 2017.

EARN YOUR STRIPES // 5

The classic print rules for Spring, but it’s got a contemporary update in knits, sheer fabrics, and even asymmetrical cuts. And if you prefer a more traditional look, you might just want to snag new suit separates with the must-have pattern.

(1)Chanel Spring 2017, (2)Monse Spring 2017, (3)Chloé Spring 2017, (4)Erdem Spring 2017, (5)Fendi Spring 2017, (6)Lanvin Spring 2017.

WARDROBE RENEGADE // 6

Rules are meant to be broken, so why wear a button-down tucked in and buttoned up or a bra top underneath your blouse? Designers are begging you to push the envelope with clothes that are meant to be layered unexpectedly and outfits that come deconstructed.

(1)Monse Spring 2017, (2)Carven Spring 2017, (3)Céline Spring 2017, (4)Marni Spring 2017, (5)Ports 1961 Spring 2017, (6)Giambattista Valli Spring 2017.

80’S GLAM // 7

Full sleeves, high shine, and body-conscious fit signal the return of ’80s glam on the runway, ready to pump up the volume in your closet.

(1)Gucci Spring 2017, (2)Tom Ford Spring 2017, (3)Balmain Spring 2017, (4)Elie Saab Spring 2017, (5)Isabel Marant Spring 2017, (6)Preen Spring 2017.

PUNCTUATED IN PINK // 8

Pretty and soft isn’t the way you’ll think of Spring’s pink palette. The color was a designer favorite, punctuating runways with its ironic sweetness or, sometimes, bold, saturated fuchsias.

(1)Givenchy Spring 2017, (2)Bottega Veneta Spring 2017, (3)Céline Spring 2017, (4)Prabal Gurung Spring 2017, (5)Chanel Spring 2017, (6)Delpozo Spring 2017.

Hope you enjoyed our Spring savy trends!

Xx,B

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Legendary Super Bowl Half Time Outfits Ever

Whether you’re a big sports fan or not, we’re willing to bet a fair amount of you will be tuning in on Sunday to watch the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots duke it out for the title of Super Bowl champions. Whether for you it’s the sports, the hilarious commercials, or the food and company that comes with a good party, we know without a doubt which part of this sporting event is our favorite part… the halftime show of course.

This year’s star will be none other than, Lady Gaga. If her career so far is any indication, the only thing that’s going to be bigger than her performance is her wardrobe. While we can only speculate on what she might wear, in honor of the upcoming event, we thought you guys would want to take a look back at some of the best halftime show ensembles over the years, from Gwen Stefani’s No Doubt days to Beyoncé’s famous Formation performance last year! We know you fashionista’s minds are turning waiting to see what the notorious Gaga is going to be wrapped up in this year, but only us fashionista’s can appreciate and bask over these past Super Bowl attires!

MICHAEL JACKSON, 1993

We have to start with the King of Pop himself and wardrobe legend.. Michael Jackson. Not only is his Military style jacket a statement piece, but we get to see other celeb’s rock MJ’s look at future Super Bowls. Asymmetrical designs, Aviator shades, and Golden embellishments to make the King of Pop’s 1993 half time show one for the books.

DIANA ROSS, 1996

One of the most influential American singers of her time, and absolute fashion diva, Diana Ross. It doesn’t get more Supreme than this outfit, a shape perfect magenta jumpsuit, studded with perfect rhinestone embellishments, and a golden quarter sleeve kimono to top it off. If this outfit doesn’t say Supreme or Super Bowl, we don’t know what does.

GWEN STEFANI, 2003

Gwen Stefani, our favorite 90’s tomboy. Not only can Gwen hang with the boys, her style is no doubt iconic, literally. Stefani has been known for her creative street style looks from her many performances, all the way to the red carpet. However, when it comes to the super bowl we had to mark Gwen’s 2003 half time show as one for the books. From her checkered strapped jump pants, studded belt, and glittered halter with vibrant fireman red to her killer abs! Gwen knocked this look out of the park, and it deserves a spot on our favorite Super Bowl style list.

MADONNA, 2012

Not only is Madonna notorious for her over-the-top and extravagant outfits on stage, she also is a living legend of performances. Madonna’s 2012 Super Bowl half time show was an absolute treat to every 80’s fan out there. What we really loved though was her cheerleader styled ensemble, golden pom poms, and sexy thigh high boots to match Madonna’s iconic sex appeal.

KATY PERRY, 2015

We love Katy Perry for her girl power attitude, but we love her just as much for her wacky, and out-of-this-planet wardrobe. Katy Perry’s enthusiasm in her performances makes her fans go wild and it doesn’t get more wild than the fans at the Super Bowl. Perry’s 2015 half time show wardrobe was absolutely stunning, not only did it match her original style, it also was themed perfectly with her popular song “California Gurls” representing lollipops, glitter, and the California sun.

BEYONCE, 2016

Didn’t we say that we would be seeing Michael Jackson’s statement military jacket again? Well here it is, on the one and only Queen B herself. Last years Super Bowl half time show not only caught attention for Beyonce’s social activist voice but also for her outfit of choice. Copying Michael Jackson’s 1993 military statement jacket, Beyonce took a more moderate approach with her notorious body suit. The star also spruced things up a bit with her sexy fish net style tights and black strapped guarder.

We can not wait to see what Lady Gaga has in store for us this year at Super Bowl 2017, and we are absolutely excited for not only her performance but of course her wardrobe. We hope these were some of your favorite looks from past Super Bowl’s and we would love to hear what you think about these iconic performances. Let us know in the comments below! We hope everyone has a safe and fantastic time this Sunday!

Xx, B

 

The Evolution of the Trench Coat

The trench coat, always prevalent throughout the fashion industry, is making big waves this winter. Originally worn for functional use as a raincoat, is now transitioning into becoming a major fashion statement worn by everyone from businessmen, to internationally known trendsetters and bloggers. Now seen with intricate details, creatively structured collars and lapels, and varying lengths and colors, we decided now would be a good time to go back and see where the trench coat really came from.

thetrenchThe trench coat claimed by both Burberry-the inventor of gabardine fabric, and Aquascutum with claims going back to the 1850s, was originally designed to be a rain jacket. Made from heavy-duty gabardine drill, it had a storm flap, raglan sleeves, wide lapels, and pockets that buttoned closed. Traditionally khaki colored, the coat was double breasted with ten buttons, and fell to just above the ankles.

Though, the jacket was developed prior to WWI, it become extremely popular during the war as a uniform coat used in battle. Because of the heavy-duty waterproof fabric, the coat proved to be highly effective and useful when fighting from the trenches-thus the name ‘trench coat’ was born.

During the Second World War, the coats length evolved to varying lengths, making it more functional for the mobile officers. The trench coat served as a windbreaker and rain jacket, but was never used for warmth in colder conditions, as they did not yet come with insulated lining.

After the war, the trench coat shifted from being officers uniform to symbolizing business and respect. Actors, Humphrey Bogart, and Peter Sellers popularized the coat, and to accompany the look, a fedora hat was often worn.

Overtime the trench coat served different meanings; flip flopping from fashion statements, to a forbidden symbol of mafia members. Now in 2015, the trench coat remains a popular staple along side jeans and a leather jacket. Made in various lengths, fabrics, and colors, the classic trench coat is just as popular as the day it was invented, serving as a symbol of true sophistication.

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