Monthly Archives: January 2017

Purses Galore

Bag trends are important to keep up with because you take your bag everywhere with you and need it to carry your essential items. At least I know I always need mine. If you’re with me on that, keep on reading to know what to look for in store this season. There’s something out there for everyone whether you like big bags and have a lot of stuff to take with you or need something small and simple for a girl’s night out.

Clutches are perfect for going out, but don’t always have to serve that purpose. Try this trend on for size, literally. Oversized clutches can carry you through the day. Just make sure you carry it more than it carries you, its size might be intimidating. But no need to fear, the big clutches are amazing and beautiful! They come in leather, suede, and hold just about anything but your umbrella and paperwork.

A style that’s definitely different, chain handle bags, add a bit of glimmer and shine to your everyday look. The metal chains dress you up a bit more as they’re usually a leather or faux snake skin material. Something quite the opposite, easy hobo bags are an easy going, usually linen or cotton, roomy bag to stick everything in for those ladies on the go. Or maybe you’re just super laid back with your outfits and attitude, these bags will complete your vibe.

Fringe bags also have an easygoing aura about them as they come with longer handles and have one opening. No complicated pockets will mess with this bag and its beautiful suede outer being. An adorable trend, my favorite, is the mini bag. They prevent you from dealing with digging into your purse to find things and don’t weigh down your shoulders during the day or night. Just pack your keys, phone, cards, and cash. Isn’t that all you really need anyways besides a new bag after reading this? Enjoy these styles ladies, I think the runway scene made some great bag impressions this time around. 

Come Back, Winter Trends!

Just like the old saying goes, “what goes around, come back around,” and this is exactly what fashion does; it disappears then finds its way back to the spotlight years later. Whether you like it or not, here come the 90’s again, starting this winter. The clothes won’t be exactly like you see in vintage 90’s pictures however, as recently they mold in with today’s fashion. The first trend to mention is the mini skirt and jacket suit brought to life by the movie Clueless. If you want heels or boots with this look, don’t fret, either one will be fine. I know I’m going to try it with boots, so I don’t fall in the ice. I’ll also be wearing a longer skirt for work, that way I can really work this outfit and be comfortable, yet professional.

A helpful hint; for boots, buy weatherproof for the snow and slush. Shoe stores and online shopping may lead you to weatherproof and/or waterproof black boots. If you can’t find any, buy some spray that waterproofs any material. It’s easy and inexpensive because it will save your boots if you spend a lot on them and the spray itself won’t break the bank. Something else less professional but comfy, is the logo trend. Logo sweatpants and logo sweatshirts worn together is back in action and perfect during the weekend while working out or lounging around.

Combat boots, more like comeback boots, are great with any outfit you want to piece together. Even with floral dresses with a touch of goth, that were floating around back then. Don’t forget the most popular shoe trend, platform shoes. I remember wearing those in elementary school with my bell bottom jeans. My favorite nowadays, the shoulder less and crop tops, although it seems they never really went away, are back too. You might be thinking it’s too cold to wear them but when you have to go outside, a flannel or jean shirt can keep you warm. They were alive in the 90’s and continue to flourish this winter.

Why not go all out and accessorize these looks? The choker necklace especially the tattoo-style version that Drew Barrymore wore in 1994 is here. Accessorize with a leather jacket that adds edge to any outfit and is great to wear in three out of four seasons. Last but definitely not least, animal print. It has always been one of the toughest to pull off, so if you can, all the power to you. And there’s nothing wrong with that, girl-power came from the 90’s too. (wink wink)

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