Spring/Summer 2014 Trends – Revamped Nineties Fashion

28 February 2014

New York. Paris. Milan. London. All four fashion capitals might currently be bustling with their catwalks and exhibits for the A/W 2014 Fashion Week but in (insert site name), it’s never too early to get ready for Spring! As they say, it’s better to be over-warned than under-prepared. Here’s a rundown on the Spring/Summer 2014 trends that I’d like to call, Revamped Nineties Fashion:
Bold Statements

From big prints to solid whites; from edgy cut outs to ostentatious bling. It’s all about saying it loud and proud. Start hauling on tops with big printed mottos but don’t forget to keep one (or two!) solid white shirts with a twist for those classic yet trendy days. Brands like Miu Miu and Alexander McQueen are amping up the fashion scene with their glamorous yet eccentric key pieces but if you think you’re not cut out for that, go bejewelled!

Dainty Femme
Tea length skirts are back on track alongside with anything pastel and feminine. Think an afternoon tea with the Queen in an English garden!

It’s all about the B
Boxes and Biker Jackets. This graphic trend almost never goes out of style! Pair it up with a non-black biker jacket and you’re all set for rockin’.

Wide Awake
Goodbye jeggings! It’s time for some fresh air. Invest in some wide legged trousers for both casual and dressy look

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Thematic Dressing: Focus Your New-Season Shopping on Set Trends

23 April 2013

Okay, real talk: I know I’m not the most responsible shopper. I may have even lead a few of you astray. I am the devil on your shoulder (the angel being Suze Orman, I suppose), telling you that you don’t really need a savings account but you do need Charlotte Olympia slippers.

But listen, people, I am trying. Daddy didn’t just cut off the credit cards, he also cut off our access to the accountant who would cook the books. What? Accountant? I have no idea what you’re talking about. Did you just huff some Thierry Mugler Angel?

Anyway, I’m trying to be responsible. Gone are the days I’d just say “I’ll take it all, bitch!” at a store and take everything home to try on, promising myself I’d return the cast-offs but really just use the stacks of them as mixed-media bean bag chairs. What helps is getting to know your body and your style. I can look at something and instantly assess how it will look on me. I know I can’t do bodycon anything, nor can I do tenty trapeze dresses – a happy medium works for me. And I don’t even bother with maxi anything unless it’s worth the tailoring bill.

I’ve upped the ante this season, though. Not only am I shopping for my body and my sense of personal style (for example, I just will never be a jumpsuit fan), but now I am also shopping by my favorite trends. Listen, I love this spring’s cutout look as much as the next refined hoochie mama, but geometrically spliced pieces aren’t such a great deal for me since I can’t wear them to work anyway. And I die over how cool some girls look in sporty ensembles, but I just look like a gym class reject (which is historically accurate). Therefore, I’ve chosen two trends to shop, and lemme tell you something: it’s really helping me save. I’m buying black and white pieces, and grunge pieces. If it doesn’t somehow embrace one of those trends (trends I am obsessed with, and trends that are actually totally timeless – black and white happens to be tres-freaking-fashionable right now, but when will it ever be passe?), I don’t buy it.

I strongly encourage you to do the same – with whatever trends you want. In case one of the trends I picked does strike a fancy with you, here are some of my favorite pieces.

Black & White: 

 

 

 

Black and White
Tibibergdorfgoodman.com

 

 

 

Each X Other striped jacket$1,415 - net-a-porter.com

 

 

White skirtwindsorstore.com

 

 

Zara leather pumpszara.com
Grunge:

 

Grunge

 

Dresspixiemarket.com

 

 

Colorful t shirtetsy.com

 

 

Brian lichtenberg$99 – brownsfashion.com

 

 

Madewell camo jacketmadewell.com

 

 

Urban renewalurbanoutfitters.com

 

 

Torn jeans$23 – newlook.com

 

 

Floral print bootsgojane.com

 

 

Pull Bear leopard sneaker$76 – pullandbear.com

 

 

Gathering Eye spike earring$16 – generalpants.com.au

 

 

Mawi spike earringstylebop.com

 

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The Man In The Women’s Room: Let’s Go Shopping!

5 April 2013

Most of women love to go shopping. It’s a fact. Because most of men don’t like to go shopping, women must go between them. For many women, go shopping with a group of friends is their favorite activity.

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Street Style Tips from Sobbing On Fifth

13 March 2013

We don’t know about you, but we take a lot of our inspiration from street style. That’s kind of its purpose, right? That’s why street style blogs exist – that’s even what a lot of Fashbo revolves around! We’re all inspired by each other. We all have our unique senses of style, but our ideas can so often come from seeing something amazing on someone else and thinking ‘I have to get that look – and then work it my  own way.’ We caught some inspiring shots outside of this past New York Fashion Week and shared them on our blog, and today we thought we’d pass a couple to you here with a suggestion of where to get a version of the key pieces in each outfit. That way, you can take that look and make it your own.

This girl is mastering the edgy/elegant clash. The studded leather jacket has definitely met its match with the ethereal chiffon maxi skirt. To make this look your own, try this studded jacket:

 

And add this chiffon maxi skirt:

And boom, instant downtown meets uptown look!

We’re obsessed with this girl’s braided updo and upholstery coat – very Almost Famous meets Heidi meets Brooklyn. Getting this look is a snap – keep your outfit simple, maybe your favorite neutral tee and skinny or boyfriend jeans – then add a beautifully patterned brocade coat like this:

Then braid your hair into pigtails and cross over the top of your head like a crown.

As you can see, mastering the street style look is easy-peasy. The street style blogs and shopping search engines like Polyvore.com are your best friends!

Handbags and Hugs,

Astor

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Share Your Style – Sobbing on Fifth!

26 February 2013

Ed. note: Our site and community are definitely growing and evolving – what used to be more of a pet project 6mo ago is now turning into a full-grown business initiative, with team meetings, project trackers and performance reviews. Scary!

But we still make mistakes – and today we address a long over-due one – our friends at Sobbing on Fifth were very supportive and provided the style snippets below some time ago, but we never got to publish properly as some activities kept being postponed by the expected release of the new mobile version of the website.

I am fixing this today and hope Astor and Sutton will forgive me, while you will enjoy their fresh take on style and uber-cool looks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Men’s Fashion: Confused by Style

20 February 2013

The Man’s Guide to Style!

This is especially for men who have long needed fashion counseling. It is the answer to all your style questions and more. Don’t be left in the dark! We will give you the straight-forward, and sometimes revealing, responses to style and all things fashion.

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The Man In The Women’s Room: Fashion Icons From Different Eras

20 February 2013

Fashion world in 2013 is at the top of creativity. Sure, in the years to come creativity will probably grow again but right now, style in fashion is equal to what visionaries had imagined in futuristic movies or in comic books.

We live in a prosperous era for fashion. Originality is at it’s top. Cosmetic products are diversified and of first quality. Clothes are stylish and offer so much choice in so many different styles. And how about shoes? We never saw as much style in shoes. Spectacular. Women are really lucky to benefit from all those incredible items to help them to feel more beautiful. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vintage Glam: Red Lips

12 February 2013

The Spring brings bright colors of green, purple, yellow and red.  This season’s runway lip color has been featured as a hot color for this year’s Spring/Summer look.  A vintage red lip is being introduced on runways all over the world.

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NYFW 2013: Fashion Inspirations

12 February 2013

Just like an artist painting on a canvas or a actor embodying a character, fashion is inspired!

Fashion’s inspirations can appear from the levels and textures of mountains against a cloud covered soft skyline to the waves that roar within the oceans and pebbled sands. But, how do we target those fashion inspirations that create our personal style?  This year’s fall looks on the catwalk are full of texture and display an artistic fashion inspiration from the designers.

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NYFW BCBG Max Azria Fall 2013

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Fall 2013 Fashion Trend: Leather and Lace

5 February 2013

From the catwalks to Sasha Fierce, the introduction of an unusual combination has taken fashion to whole new level of elegance.  We are seeing so many more designers introducing leather and lace into their collections.  This trend is truly one you will want to embrace.  Although, best worn by our younger Fashionistas, this trend will become the new fashion staple for years to come.

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