As styles change with the turning season, one look is making itself at home in the fashion world — geek chic. As a trend that’s inspired the Hipster revolution and received attention from celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, it’s clear that Comic-Con is no longer the only place to showcase the inner-nerd.
Mastering the geek look can be tricky. Overstating is a major faux paux, while understating won’t get the point across. Bold-print shirts, anything tweed and acrylic knitted jumpers are safe places to start; But if you’re looking to further your education in geek-chic, follow our basic do’s and don’ts to get your look street-ready. Read the rest of this entry »
With the temperatures beginning to drop and the Holidays coming fast, its peak time for the fashion industry to don their new styles in winter wear. This year is like a screening of “A Christmas Carol” with the Ghost of Christmas Future coming to show off the latest trends in winter fashion. Last year brought back the styles from the 40’s all the way to the 90’s. This year starts a new trend with a new style and a new way to express your personality. Here are the styles that will make you sing your favourite Christmas tunes: Read the rest of this entry »
Finding a dress for a plus sized woman is not an easy thing to do, especially if the woman wants to look fashionable at work or anywhere else for the matter. Most shops do not have dresses that are suitable for the plus sized woman. But, one need not lose hope as there are designers who cater to the fashion needs of the plus sized woman. These designers understand the problems that a plus sized women faces in getting clothes that suit them. Read the rest of this entry »
You do not need to go see a “chick-flick” like The Devil Wears Prada or Sex in the City to experience fashion in movies (although you will definitely get your fix). The world of fashion is evident and can be experienced in almost any movie. Unique and different fashion trends are made famous through movies that subsequently have audiences running to the stores to model these current trends. Read the rest of this entry »
Anyone who follows fashion knows that it is anything but predictable! If you are traveling to the Middle East this summer (or just want to be inspired by another culture), make sure to read our Istanbul guide to the hottest trends of the summer. Instead of the arrival of futuristic fashion, 2011 saw the revival of the old with a touch of the new. Shops are now bursting with a mix of 50s, 70s, and 80s fashion: you’ll find long sweeping skirts; wide-legged, flared pants; platform shoes; one-piece swimsuits; leggings; and the infamous shoulder pads that have somehow once again found their way back into our wardrobes. Read the rest of this entry »
Everybody wants to stay current with the latest trends in the fashion world. Precisely for this reason, many folks read fashion magazines and regularly attend fashion shows. Those are the obvious places to fish for ideas, but let us leave those apparent places and take a look at less likely sources you may never have thought about.
Have you ever considered all those huge brand advertisements everywhere, especially near shopping malls? Or have you seen the great number of banner advertisements all over the internet? These ads can give you plenty of excellent ideas. Remember that every advertiser wants their brand to look good and they go to great lengths to ensure that those who represent their products and services look gorgeous at all times. Why not take advantage of this?
How about fashion trends from different countries? Have you ever considered Africa? India? Japan? China? The whole world is filled with different fashion trends, so why not take advantage and try to see how best to adapt those trends to your situation and needs?
Another unlikely source is you. Yes, you can experiment with what you already have in your wardrobe. Be daring and take chances once in a while. How else will you bring excitement into your life? Whenever in doubt, remember that some of the most lasting and sensational fashion trends seemed outrageous at first but gradually gained wide acceptance.
The truth is, no matter how much you spend on your current wardrobe, if you don’t constantly keep up with the latest fashion trends you will soon start looking old fashioned.
So here are a few tips on how you can ensure that you are always well informed and up to date on all matters of fashion.
Reading online articles is a good place to start. Bookmark your favourite sites and read them regularly. It’s easy to stay well informed on any subject online and is certainly much easier than trying to find time to read those fashion magazines you’ve subscribed to.
I’m not suggesting that you should ignore fashion magazines; there are many useful fashion tips in them. Vogue, Elle and Cosmopolitan are some of the magazines you should make an effort to look at regularly.
Blogs have taken the world by storm and there are plenty of excellent fashion blogs to look through as well. The huge advantage of blogs is that they allow readers to comment, giving you a more balanced view of fashion trends.
Finally, don’t switch off your fashion sense when you’re watching your favourite TV show or a movie. TV and movies give out lots of information on the latest fashion trends and all you have to do is keep your eyes open.