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Christmas and New Year Fashion that Never Goes Out of Style
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Christmas and New Year Fashion that Never Goes Out of Style

Christmastime and the New Year are the most magical time of the year, but they can also be the most stressful. From debating what gifts to give, to deciding what to wear for all the holiday parties and events, the pressure to look your best can be overwhelming. However, there are some fashion looks for these events and parties that never go out of style and are guaranteed to help you look your best while still feeling comfortable. One of the classic looks for holiday events is the little black dress. Whether it’s a short, flirty cocktail dress or a long, elegant evening gown, a black dress is timeless and can be styled in a variety of ways. For a night out, pair a black dress with sparkling statement jewelry and a pair of stilettos. For a more casual look, pair a classic black dress wi...
Breaking Gently into Style
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Breaking Gently into Style

Always wearing the same color? The same style of clothing? Being on trend doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your own style. At first glance, entering the world of fashion can be intimidating and overwhelming. Sometimes when you look at current trends, you cringe, because you know without a doubt that you aren’t going to wear feathered hats and leather panties over your jeans. But fear not! There is no need to totally revamp your wardrobe or completely abandon your own style. Breaking into style gently is the most effective way to stay on trend without straying too far from your uniqueness. For example, our editor-in-chief wears black ... a lot. Mostly black suits. However, if you notice, she is typically on color trend with her blouses and shirts. Staying on trend doesn’t mean you have...
Summer Fashion with Flare
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Summer Fashion with Flare

With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what summer fashion trends will be big this season. Summer fashion trends come and go; but some of them are timeless and will stay in the closets of fashion-conscious individuals year after year. Whether you’re attending a summer wedding, enjoying a beach day, or just going out on the town, there is sure to be a trend that suits your personality and style. In the ever-changing world of fashion and style, staying on top of the current trends is a full-time job. It can be difficult to keep your look fresh and up to date, however, when all the current trends seem to be the same. Adding flare and individuality to these trends is key to keeping your look unique and interesting. A summer wardrobe should be filled with bright...
Make it Colorful!
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Make it Colorful!

When you think spring, you immediately imagine beautiful bright colors, flowers, and fresh fruits. This year, trends are not shying away from any of it! Mixing textures and pairing flowing with fitted clothing is absolutely acceptable. Embrace loud prints and dazzling colors. Push yourself to be expressive and let your creativity BLOSSOM. Show off those shoulders. We can finally go outside, so don’t be afraid to let the sun shine on your skin. Halter tops, sleeveless, deep V-neck, square neckline, asymmetrical and cutouts...try them all!  Go wild with color pairings such as pink, every shade of yellow, teal, and blue accents. Bring all of it to the table this year, especially ORANGE, ORANGE, ORANGE! Netting is big this spring and summer, so play around with dress netting a...
Timeless Fashion
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Timeless Fashion

No two generations share the same fashion sense. For that matter, we overhaul our fashion trends every season! But one thing has remained consistent…nothing beats an all-black outfit. Black clothing is timeless. Even if a certain cut or length goes out of style, your black clothing will never go to waste. That’s likely why it’s so easy to buy clothes that are black, because we know we will get our money’s worth from it. This issue is all about the classics and timelessness. What is more “classic” than black? You can construct any kind of outfit, for any event, starting with a black base. A simple black outfit can be dressed up with a bold statement piece, such as a coat with classic patterns like stripes and houndstooth, to the busiest flannels and florals. Black shirts can be dressed...
Vintage Charm with a Contemporary Edge – Formalwear Guide
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Vintage Charm with a Contemporary Edge – Formalwear Guide

In Louisiana, we love to find any reason to celebrate, especially in the wintertime. From Deck the Halls to Mardi Gras balls we never lack for a place to dress up, meet with old friends, or make new ones. At the turn of a new decade, the fashion industry is bringing back vintage charm with a contemporary edge. GODDESS Gold and cream are recurring colors during Christmas and Mardi Gras every year, and an obvious combo made in Heaven, but this year they are trending big throughout the world of fashion. This angelic look can work for any winter holiday event. Heavy warm-toned blush applied high for fuller cheek bones Warm neutrals like gold and terracotta eyeshadow Gold, chunky jewelry and light cover-ups for a winter look in Louisiana winter heat   WARRIORESS Do not shy away fro...
Not Your Average Wardrobe
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Not Your Average Wardrobe

This fall you’ll be seeing statement items and throwbacks from previous decades. These trends can be used as inspiration to have some fun with your wardrobe or help push you out of your comfort zone! Incorporating just a few of these styles could help you to ramp up your staple items! Bright colors were everything this summer and that will continue through fall. Not only that, but metallics and sequins will be popping up all over stores, and I honestly couldn’t be more excited! It takes very little effort to dress up a casual outfit when you have cool statement jackets. Blazers are another fun way to make your basic, casual look a little more unique. You can throw a blazer over your favorite graphic t-shirt and jeans or you could take the more standard, professional route. You c...
Fashion Forward – Upcycling for the Holidays
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Fashion Forward – Upcycling for the Holidays

In Louisiana, summers are active and fun; however, it’s the holiday season that takes socializing to new levels. In this section, we wanted to help you take that old dress tucked away in the closet and repurpose it for the holiday festivities ahead! By using a dress you already own and making a few changes, like shortening the length and adding or taking away embellishments you turn a onetime use into a new holiday favorite. We tried to keep this simple so those who don’t use sewing machines can still create something fresh and new. Cutting off a formal gown can sound scary, however as long as you follow a few guidelines you’ll find converting that beautiful gown from a onetime use garment to a fun dress for the holidays can be easy. Mermaid or fishtail gowns are usually simple convert...
Fashion Footprint – Recycling on Trend
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Fashion Footprint – Recycling on Trend

Nowadays, it’s no secret that buying clothes from thrift shops can be cheap AND trendy (thank you, Macklemore), but did you know that by thrifting clothes you are also doing a small part in helping the environment? The average American throws away about seventy pounds of post-consumer textile waste just by themselves. 85% of those clothes (about 21 BILLION pounds) are not recycled, donated, or reused; just taking up more and more space in our landfills, more than 5.2%. weardonaterecycle.org I know statistics like this can be boring and sometimes disheartening… So, we did a little experiment to see just how practical it could be to thrift and upcycle clothes and still be up-to-date with modern fashion trends. We looked into spring and summer trends according to Vogue, Cosmopolitan, a...