As we come back blinking into the light, the returns of theater, live music, restaurants, nights out, fashion shows and (for some of us) the office, the questions of what to wear — now that we’re more than just (literally) talking heads — is starting to loom large once again. New York, London and Milan Fashion Weeks have just come and gone, and instead of seeing a single trend, there’s been a mishmash of ideas. The Guardian thinks there’ll be 21 ‘tribes’ going forward into next year, with everything from vaporwave moving from visual arts into fashion, to goblincore. As we nervously put down the sweatpants, let’s have a look at some of the key ideas from spring/summer 2022’s designs.
While it’s going to be nice to make a touch more effort, it seems designers at London Fashion Week haven’t let go of the idea of comfort yet — however there’s no move to resurrect the power suit just yet. Instead, the 90’s are still big – specifically England in the early 90’s – hemlines are relaxed, jeans are baggy. Prints are bold – think plaids and florals; colors are primary. Don’t be afraid to dust off your chunky platforms; if we’re putting something on our feet it doesn’t have to be plantar fasciitis-risking heels quite yet.
The big night out
If you’re hitting the casino, that might be the time to show off. While most of us have been gaming (and shopping) online in the comfort of our own homes over the past period, some of the poker rooms of Las Vegas remain fairly upscale. However, as the new generation of female poker professionals like Kara Scott and Vivian have shown, there’s way more to the card table than cocktail dresses and LBDs. New York showed us that the long knit has definitively made the jump from the high street to high fashion; asymmetric shapes and cold shoulders turn practicality on its head. Pairing up flowing lines with a tight clutch purse makes for a smooth transition from day to eveningwear, as shown in our article “6 Awesome Looks This Summer: How to Accessorize Properly.”
Starved of travel over the pandemic, if you thought beachwear was going to be a key trend for next season, then you’d be correct. Resort wear sales are up 240% in 2021 over 2020. Miami Swim Week pointed to a continuation of what we’re seeing in everyday styles. Florals are everywhere, kaftans are big, comfort is emphasized. However the swimwear underneath the sarong gets more adventurous as we get back into shape for next summer. Think futuristic fabrics in textured bikinis, more straps than a Rolex accessories dealer and cut-outs galore. And again, with the bold accessorizing, crochet wraps and belly chains will be ubiquitous.
Getting dressed up is going to mean different things to different folks over the coming seasons. As we’ve mentioned above, even heading to the office could feel like preparing for a fashion show after the last year and a half. But when it is finally time to do it, enjoy the process!
The world of fashion never stays still. Right after you have decided on that look that is something you see in a fashion show, the next styles come rolling in. This sends multitudes to the shops in search of something ‘current’ rather than outdated. It’s no surprise when you think about it, because if fashion never changed lots of people would go out of business.
Another thing that keeps us on the move is the seasons. We get all our winter gear together, and then comes the spring. Once again we change our clothes to accommodate the new temperatures and styles. It may be that you’re thinking about the summer next. Perhaps you’re happy with the clothes you own but are looking for some new accessories. If that’s the case, you’ll appreciate these six ideas, whether you’re a man or a woman.
● For Ladies
You may have noticed women walking around with several bracelets on their arms. This piled-on look is something largely associated with the 1980s, but it’s back in fashion. People are wearing silver, ceramic beads, and copper bracelets. Check out the cuff bracelets and pearl versions too.
Tribal jewelry is also increasingly popular these days, often being made from stone, clay, or wood. Whether it’s pendants in a feather design or geometric shapes, people are wearing it in such colors as silver and turquoise.
● For Men
Many men are looking for watches that are both functional and that make a fashion statement. Durable versions are being bought by those who are regularly active outdoors, including watches with straps made from aluminum, steel, or precious metals. Cufflinks are also in vogue, looking most impressive when they are of a simple design. The key is to ensure they match the rest of your attire.
You can get loads of inspiration by trawling the internet. If you’re visiting the best jewelry stores you can schedule virtual appointments with jewelry specialists and access gold buying services. Whether you’re after diamond earrings, gunmetal cross pendants, or gemstone jewelry there will always be something that appeals.
2. Clothing Accessories
● For Ladies
Because white summer dresses are plain in color, a tote bag that matches your lip color could be ideal. A detailed bracelet and a straw hat wouldn’t look out of place either. If you are wearing a floral dress the design will be ‘busy’ enough so don’t go for overly bright accessories. Instead, choose delicate silver jewelry.
● For Men
Even something like a knitted tie can find a place in your summer wardrobe. If you wear brown or black belts, that’s fine, but summer is the time to liven up and experiment with brighter colors. Many guys are opting for woven belts on dark slim-cut trousers. Try wearing some humble sneakers and overlay a white T-shirt with a Cuban collar shirt.
3. Hair Accessories
● For Women
Busy hair is fine at the moment, so you won’t be out of place wearing cloud-like scrunchies or elegant pearl clips. The latter can be worn with one on each side at the front or by having one on each side of your head, in a typical 1990s style. You may know ladies who are wearing messy buns, perhaps with a ribbon around them. They are back in vogue, alongside bows worn across ponytails.
● For Men
Hats can keep your head in the shade and provide UV protection. If they’re breathable you’ll battle less with sweat, too. Baseball caps are all too common to impress anyone, so why not try straw trilby hats or fedoras, or linen newsboy caps. Panama hats and a T-shirt are great for presenting a casual look, too. For your feet, you could add a pair of white streamlined high-top Converse.
4. Things To Carry
● For Women
Ladies will always have things they need to bring around with them, which provides the perfect opportunity to display something fashionable. Why not carry a clutch purse? They’ve been a favorite for generations, but have endured in terms of popularity and are well worth considering.
● For Men
Tote bags are very practical items for carrying things around. Being open-topped they are easier to access than backpacks, plus they will be kinder to your clothes in terms of creases. If you’re the outdoor type, why not go for a nylon version that’s waterproof and scuff proof? Go for a bag in a dark neutral color. This way it will be easier to match it with different outfits.
● For Women
They can be bright and funky and come in a range of different colors. There are star-shaped polarized glasses you can buy and brightly colored sports frames. Check out the versions with glittering rhinestones too.
● For Men
As with any glasses frame, it’s important to consider your face shape. They can either be a distinctive feature or a pair that compliment your looks. You might want to go online and look at aviator glasses, the Wayfarer, or Club Master designs. If you go shopping in person, you might like to bring someone with you for a second opinion.
● For Women
Scents relate more to your overall impression rather than your appearance, but they are nonetheless essential. Your budget may be the deciding point when it comes to choice, but there are many great brands out there. Check out Versace Bright Crystal for some floral scents, or Chanel No. 19 Poudre for some powdery softness. There’s also Tom Ford Soleil Blanc which is a spicy blend containing things like tuberose and jasmine.
● For Men
Something with a citrus twist is very seasonal but it’s important to try before you buy. Peoples’ bodies react differently to aftershave just as they do to medication. It’s best to go to a scent shop and spray some on yourself, and then wait for twenty minutes. If you have a partner, be sure to involve them in the choosing process too!
Your accessories, whether they are carried or worn, all create a lasting impression on your friends. You’ll look, feel and smell good, and be able to enjoy the summer for all it’s worth.
We are in the midst of spring and there is almost no other time of the year when you get the sudden urge to completely revamp your fashion style.
It is common to get a little tired of your style and to feel that your clothes, shoes, and accessories are no longer fun or stylish, so it is easy to feel overwhelmed. It can seem like an impossible task to get your style in order so that you feel satisfied.
Finding the perfect piece in your wardrobe is not always easy, but when you do, you’ll know it instantly. It will give you a boost of self-confidence and make you feel that you can conquer the world.
Read on for some great fashion tips to help you spruce up your ensemble this spring.
All of us have probably lost count as to how many t-shirts have come and gone in our closets. This is nothing uncommon since the plain t-shirt is a staple piece and works in all situations – with a skirt for a party, with trousers for work, with jeans for any occasion.
If you want to add some creativity and freshness to your look, why not do so with statement tees. A t-shirt with a print can switch up the entire look and make it more intriguing.
Statement t-shirts have taken the world by storm as clothing has become the perfect tool to make a statement, and stand out while still being able to look on-trend and cool. If you wish to express your beliefs, spread some positivity and stay true to yourself, there are beautifully designed Christian t-shirts for ladies used as a way to inspire yourself and others and speak up about something you stand for. Wear them with your favorite jeans, skirt, or even under a blazer during chilly spring nights.
Leather Jackets To Look Cool
As spring brings mild weather, a stylish leather jacket is a timeless investment that you will be able to wear every year in an infinite number of ways. There is a wide selection of trendy alternatives, while the classic black biker jacket is always a stylish purchase and works flawlessly with your flowery spring dresses, giving an edge to your look.
A smart style tip to keep in mind when you are going to purchase a leather jacket is to think beforehand about what color and leather material you prefer. Think about the choice of leather and try several different models, because once you have found the right one, it is a clothing item you can use for several years to come.
Combine Bold Colors, Patterns, Styles
If you like a lot of colors and different patterns, springtime is by far the best time to try out different options. In fact, in recent years it has been shown that the more “wrongs” you make in your combinations – the more right it looks! To go against classic fashion rules is both fun, and it also signals that the person possesses independence and creativity.
By mixing different patterns, you create an exciting outfit with simple means. If you want different patterns, you should focus on the colors to match. For introverts, a good fashion tip is to start matching different patterns in the same colors, before tackling several different color palettes.
A completely different trick is to choose a single color and use clothes with different structures and materials. Let your imagination run wild when it comes to patterns and colors and choose what you are comfortable in.
Bralette To Go With Your Outfits
Spring is a time when you are looking to wear a more relaxed outfit, but one that’s still trendy. It is easy to achieve a trendy look that is both relaxed and dressed up at the same time by adding details. Sneakers, heels, T-shirts but also a bralette can make the look completely different.
You can wear it with a slip dress, under a blazer, shorts or with a complete denim attire, which will make the bralette the focal point. Invest in a piece in your favorite color that looks flattering on your skin and you’ll be dressed for all the spring events.
If you wish to opt for a slightly chic variant, throw on one with high-waisted trousers, shorts, or a skirt and oversized jacket. It works equally nice for more festive occasions, but to amp up the look, you can show off a bralette with little extra details such as sequins and pearls under a sheer ensemble.
Today, both men and women can, with the help of the right kind of accessories, make their outfits more personal and unique. When we talk about accessories, many people immediately think of jewelry, bags, and shoes, but it can also be hats, watches, cell phone cases, and much more.
Since spring weather is often unpredictable, hats are the perfect transformative accessory, shielding you both from strong rays of the sun and drizzling rain. Not only is it a cool and effortless component for all your spring looks, but the hat is also good for your “bad hair days” and a great addition to fit your dresses and jeans.
You can wear a hat whenever and wherever, you just have to choose the right model for your head and a color that works well with the remaining colors in your wardrobe.
We can easily say that adding a belt to your outfit is the biggest fashion hack, an accessory that can be used in many different contexts and ways. It is an important fashion tip as it gives personality to an entire look.
The belt’s original purpose is, of course, to hold your pants and skirts up, but it should also be seen as a shape creator and a detail that spruces up an entire outfit.
A white belt for spring, or example, worn with an otherwise all-black outfit, creates a completely different fashion statement. The belt is available in all price ranges and is an underrated styling detail that easily gives life, color, and personality to any outfit.
With the belt, you can also create shapes – you can give a straight dress or generous shirt a shape by smartly putting the belt at the waist, alternatively on the hip, letting the fabric flow or bunch over it for a slightly cooler relaxed feeling. You can also wear a belt over your coat or blazer. An eccentric-looking belt is eye-catching and creates a fashion-forward appearance.
As the season of renewal, spring is the perfect time to spruce up your outfits.
Those who are looking to go beyond the basic combinations can recreate their spring outfits by wearing a statement tee, putting on a leather jacket, while playing with a chic hat and a waist-cinching belt as game-changing styling tools.
Lastly, there are no rules when it comes to refreshing spring outfits, so let your creativity and love of fashion flow.
Pearl jewelry is considered timeless. Whether you want to combine pearls with casual clothes, office clothes, or an evening dress, they always have the power to polish the overall look. Knowing a little more about pearls might just help us decide when and how to implement them in our fashion style. We don’t want to overdo it and look tacky, but we want to deliver that classy, confident, and fashionable style.
There are many ways to style pearls to deliver a sophisticated look, but choosing between the different types of pearls depends solely on your style. From pendants, multi-strand necklaces, earrings, bracelets, or just implementing them into your clothes like a button-down cardigan with pearl buttons, they’re all a great choice when you want to look classier than usual.
Below are some ideas you might consider if you are thinking about combining pearl jewelry with clothes.
Color, shape, and type
We can start by choosing the right color, shape, and style. Most often we consider pearls as an elegant fashion statement, but rarely do we think about combining them with a casual or office look.
Pearls can come in different shapes. Besides the traditional perfectly round pearl, they can also have near-round, button, tear-drop, baroque, and circled baroque shape. They can be of various sizes, from 2 mm to more than 12 mm, but it all depends on our style and what statement we want to make. When it comes to color, they can be white, black, blue, gold, lavender, peach or pink, multi-color, chocolate, and so on.
Among the most famous types of pearls are Akoya pearls, Tahitian pearls, South Sea pearls, and Freshwater pearls. Each one has its special and unique beauty, hence the Akoya pearls are considered “the classic” because of their perfectly symmetrical and round shapes. They were first created in Japan in 1912, and the man responsible for bringing them to the world is Kokichi Mikimoto – the father of cultured pearls.
Style pearls with casual clothes
Most people are concerned about whether they can combine pearls with their favorite clothes no matter the color, but you just have to think outside the box and make sure you do it right. Look for ideas on how to wear pearls more confidently.
You can combine pearls with regular jeans, or black jeans, cardigans, sweaters, and other casual wear. Pick between necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and even rings. Classic pearls go well with clothes, but they need to be shown. Make sure the outfit is in simple colors or patterns for the pearls to be seen.
You can combine necklace strands, pendants, or pearl stud earrings, but remember to choose only one. Having more than one pearl jewelry can make us look overdressed if we want to go for that casual and minimalistic look. You can also consider wearing a simple pearl bracelet to elevate your style, or maybe some tear-drop earrings if you don’t feel like putting on make-up. A simple accessory would be a choker pearl necklace or a pearl pendant.
Combine with elegant clothes
Elegant clothes are most often worn at formal events, and we usually combine them with flashy jewelry to look more stylish. Pay attention to detail. You don’t want to wear a colorful dress and add pearls, no one will notice them on you! Make sure you choose the right color and material for the dress you want to combine with pearls.
You can choose a multi-strand necklace, or pearl drop earrings, or a beautiful and simple pearl bracelet. Remember Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? That’s an iconic look to draw ideas from. You can also wear a full set of pearls – earrings, a bracelet, and a necklace, with a long gown or a black cocktail dress.
If you want your jewelry to blend in instead of stand out, here’s a bit of advice in choosing which pearls to put on. For example, a white, silver, or pink Akoya pearl necklace would be a great choice, because the pearls are smaller and their tones are cool.
Wear pearls with office clothes
The first thing you need to consider is the company itself and your position. The position, industry, relation with supervisors, and corporate culture can play an important role in what you might be able to wear.
A simple and ideal example would be wearing formal clothing with a strand of white pearls on your neck. If you think about it, it’s better to wear pearls than diamonds, since pearls give a sophisticated look without drawing too much attention. Also, look up some ideas on how to wear pearls at the office.
If you don’t want to flash your pearl necklace, you can choose an alternative like rings or bracelets. Rings can be styled with almost anything, and give off that minimalist trend that is modern and stylish. A simple elegant bracelet with pearl elements will make you look refined, yet appropriate for the office space.
We know diamonds are a girl’s best friend but have you thought of pearls? We might just consider them as sophistication at its finest. Whatever color you choose, it will look good. We just have to know how to combine them with clothes, accessories, and hairstyle. In order to wear and present them, we need to think of the whole picture.
A piece of advice before purchasing or wanting to wear pearls is to know more about them. Read articles about how to combine them, when you can wear them, what you can put them on. Maybe some people consider them old-fashioned, but the fact is they are timeless. You will never go wrong in choosing a pearl necklace for an important event.
Whether you’re the bride, the maid of honor, or participating as a guest, you’ll need to make sure you have appropriate footwear. And, given that this aspect can make or break your wedding experience, you also need to choose something comfortable, that will help you dance your way through the night.
Therefore, we think a pair of Valentino shoes may be the best option for such an important and joyous occasion. They are well-designed, gorgeous, and will treat your feet with love and care. Moreover, the range is so wide that anyone can find the right pair of shoes for their needs. But since we’re talking about weddings, let’s have a look at some of the best designs that will work amazingly at events organized this year.
Shoes for the Bride
As the bride, you will be on your feet all night long, dancing, chatting with guests, and making sure everyone is having a good time. Therefore, your shoes must be accommodating and comfortable.
Of course, they must also fit the dress and look good, since you’ll be the center of attention. Still, you have options besides the classic high-heeled stiletto in white. For instance, Valentino has some beautiful ballerina flats that work nicely with floor-length dresses and may become your friends once the party starts (and the official pictures are over). However, if your dress is tea-length or shorter, you may want a pair of elegant heels that fit the dress and help elongate the legs. Luckily, this year’s offerings include a wide range of stilettos in different lengths and designs, so you can have your pick.
Shoes for the Maid of Honor
Since your job is to help the bride navigate the day smoothly, you may have an even tougher time. Not only will you have to look stunning, but you’ll also have to put out fires and run from place to place in order to make sure everything is going well.
So, while you prepare your wedding emergency kit, you may also want to prepare a second pair of shoes for when things calm down. Or, it may be enough to get a pair of block-heeled shoes from Valentino! These shoes are comfortable, easy to accessorize with an elegant dress, and quite in style nowadays.
If block heels are not your style or they don’t fit your dress, the new collection also has a beautiful strap heel design with covered stiletto heel with rubber injection (for extra comfort). They look great on your feet and the straps can accommodate even wide feet.
Shoes for Guests
Since you won’t be on your feet that much and you can always take a rest after a dancing session, your options are wider. Therefore, if you want to look fabulous, you can indulge for one night and wear a pair of high-heeled Valentinos with a pointed toe. They look amazing with both short and tea-length dresses and can easily be the star of your outfit.
If you’re going for something more comfortable but still elegant, we recommend their slingback heels. These shoes have an air of refined style that goes well with a beautiful dress that charms the world through its simplicity. In addition, as the heel is smaller, it will be less problematic to keep them on all night long.
At the end of the day, all that matters is that you feel good in your outfit and role at the wedding. Luckily, there are plenty of cute shoes in a variety of designs, colors, and heel heights in the new Valentino collection so anyone can have their pick. So, don’t be hasty, especially if you’re buying for your big day!
Labradorite is an extremely popular gemstone. It can come in various colors like blue, green, purple, pink, and, even green-blue. It’s beautiful and comfortable to wear, that’s why it’s becoming more popular these days.
This particular stone is mined from the same deposits of a high-quality stone like diamond. This gemstone is naturally lustrous and beautiful, though some people claim it can be prone to smearing. Because of this, there are certain conditions that will help to keep your jewelry looking great. The first thing you need to know when trying to understand how to care for this stone is that you should never expose it to direct sunlight. This will cause the gemstone to become duller.
Due to its color, it is also sensitive to low acidity levels. So, if you happen to own one, make sure that you don’t keep your jewelry in a humid area like your bathroom. It would be best if you store it away from moisture.
There is a huge variety of gemstones to choose from and you can look for a gemstone guide on the Internet, but here are some important aspects to think of when choosing one. The most important part of any gemstone is the cut. If you are not familiar with the cut of a gemstone then you can ask your local jeweler for a rough cut. You should also ask for a sample of the stones you are considering to buy so you can get an idea of how they will look on your ring, necklace, or any other piece of jewelry. Some other popular stones besides labradorite, are amethyst, sapphire, emerald, jade, etc.
For centuries, gemstone jewelry has been a sign of wealth and status. The word ‘precious’ is originally referred to the four big four gemstones: rubies, diamonds, sapphire, and emeralds. These gemstones commanded high prices because of their exquisite beauty, color, and uniqueness. They make up the most beautiful rings, necklaces, and bracelets.
Similar to the precious gemstones mentioned, the labradorite gemstone is also popular in the jewelry industry. The majority of labradorite jewelry pieces are created from a combination of different minerals and metals. Some pieces are made from quartz, while others are made from quartz mixed with different minerals. The most popular variety of labradorite stone is the one made of quartz. This variety is softer than the other types. Another important aspect of this stone is that even the thinnest of pieces can still be strong enough to survive wear and tear.
Even though there are many advantages of labradorite, listed below are some of the main ones:
Labradorite jewelry helps reduce stress and anxiety, therefore helping you improve your mood and staying calm.
Labradorite has also been known to strengthen the immune system of the body and boost metabolism. These attributes might be great to help burn fats and carbs, and is also good for weight loss.
Other benefits of wearing this jewelry include improving eyesight and maintaining the health of the central nervous system.
If you’re struggling from intense and painful menstruation, this stone will also help lower the pain. In addition, it helps with balancing hormones.
These labradorite stones also have the ability to treat several types of diseases, such as rheumatism and bronchitis. In addition, the stone helps in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases like coronary heart disease, stroke and lowers blood pressure.
When it comes to mental clarity, labradorite can help you chase away the brain fog you may be experiencing hence making you more conscious and concentrated.
It should be noted that although labradorite can help you in some healing processes, it doesn’t replace other relevant medical and healthcare prescriptions. It’s important for a person to wear the labradorite jewelry at all times if he wants to enjoy these healing benefits. However, always remember that some of these labradorite stones are extremely rare and the chances of it reacting badly with other chemicals are high.
The best thing about labradorite jewelry is that it has many different benefits and thus one can use it for many purposes. For instance, one can wear it as an accessory. There are many websites online that offer an assortment of labradorite stones for sale. One just needs to visit one of these websites and then go through the options available to find the right pieces of jewelry for his or her desired purpose.
The healing benefits from wearing labradorite stones are numerous. It is worth spending a bit of money to buy this stone rather than spending it on another piece of jewelry that is less effective.
There is a lot to love about amethyst rings, but like any type of jewelry you will have a lot of different options to consider when choosing between the available products.
To help you on your way, here is a quick guide to finding an amethyst ring that will suit you down to the ground.
Stone size & shape matter
One of the best things about amethysts in general is that they are typically a beautiful deep purple in color and so will match the majority of people’s skin tones. However, this means that the major consideration should be the size of the stone itself; go too big and it will look cumbersome, while too small a stone will leave your finger looking a bit bare and barren.
Finger length and overall hand size will be key to your decision-making at this point. If you have compact hands and slender fingers, a smaller stone will be fitting and will enhance your natural attributes without overwhelming them. In terms of stone shape, those with daintier digits should opt for oval or pear-shaped amethysts set in rings, since these will give the impression that your fingers are a little longer.
Of course you also need to think about your usual nail length, as this will also impact the look of your hands and determine which ring is right for you. For example, even if you have fingers that are on the shorter end of the scale, they may appear longer if you wear longer nails on a daily basis.
Band thickness is significant
The size and shape of the amethyst is certainly going to take the lion’s share of your attention when choosing rings, but the band itself will also have a part to play.
Those with larger hands and longer fingers can opt for thicker, chunkier bands overall, since they will not look out of place in this context. Meanwhile if you have more petite mitts then a slender band will potentially be a better option. Of course if your fingers are slender without being especially short, a thick band can also make sense, and you may need to experiment a little with different thicknesses to get the right size for you.
By far and away the most popular metals used in the production of amethyst rings are silver and white gold, and for good reason. They really help to offset the dazzling purples that reflect and refract from the gemstone, meaning that unless you are feeling a particular urge to stand out from the crowd, a silver-colored amethyst ring is definitely the way to go.
That is not to say that you cannot find gold amethyst rings; if this floats your boat then do give it a try, especially if the rest of your style is more closely oriented around this type of jewelry.
If you are still uncertain which is the right amethyst ring for you, keep an eye on the variety of options available from top designers and get expert advice before you commit to a purchase.