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Top Autumn/Winter Fashion Trends

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As the weather cools off and we put away the tank tops and sandals, it’s time to start thinking about autumn and winter wear. Cool-weather fashion includes coats, scarves, sweaters and… duvet covers? Here is a complete list of AW14 fashion trends to go for this season.

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Hair Trend: The “Micro” Bang

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Micro bang: a shorter than normal bang/fringe.

The ‘micro bang’ is a bold statement cut that has been seen on celebrities such as Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. The right amount of texture is key to pull them off,” explains George Gonzalez, owner of George the salon Chicago. “There are a few elements to consider before you take the plunge. If your hairline is dense, a bang like this can look fantastic. With a choppy, short fringe, you also can’t ignore natural cowlicks. If a client has too many, they should consider the amount of work they will need to do daily to smooth them out. Plus, do you feel comfortable accentuating features like your forehead and eyebrows?”

If you think you’re cut for this trend, keep reading to see some do’s and don’ts.

Do: Bring pictures just in case you cannot find what you want in the salon magazines.

Don’t: Go too short. It is best to start gradually cutting. Your stylist can always take more off.

Do: Sit and discuss your hair before you get sent back to get shampooed. Make sure your stylist connects with you and understands your needs. Don’t be afraid to say “no” that’s not what I mean. It is a stylist’s responsibility to understand your language and what you are describing when it comes to your hair, especially for a drastic cut like this.

Personally, this trend isn’t up my alley but I think it can look good on people if done right.

 

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Must Have Monday: Fall Hats

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If you live on the east coast, then you probably woke up Sunday morning and got Mother Nature’s memo that Fall is officially here. With that comes the need for more layers and accessories to keep warm in the chilly months ahead.

But of all the Fall weather accessories, one stands “heads” above the rest. This season the wide brim hat is all the rage. For a couple of years now wide brim hats have been pretty popular, holding down the 2nd spot after the beanie. But unlike before, the wide brim has taken the number one spot as “the must-have” hat.
Personally, I love wearing my hat has it gives every outfit an extra “boost” of style. Looking to try it out? Check out more hat inspiration below.

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Five Nail Trends for Fall 2014

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Last Fall we showed you the best five colors for your Fall time manis. This year we wanted to switch things up a bit by showing you Fall trends.

1.Nude: Simple and classic pale pinks or matte peach polishes, the simpler the nail the bigger the impact. Sophisticated sheer pinks or peach tones set the tone for clean and classy. Pale and powdery colors are matching falls color of powdery fabrics.

 

2.The Dark Side: Fall 2014 also brings dark alluring colors such as deep dark blues, smokey greys and moss green. They seduce us with a deeply enigmatic palette of the dark side of beauty this fall.

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3.Jewel Toned: Metallic polishes like gold and silver make nails shine all night long. Earth tones like stone gray and sand are great neutrals with flair.

 

4.Classic Red: The classic red nail receives a bit of an update with a darker tone to it; think somewhere between red wine and tomato red.

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5.Simple Designs: Half moon manicures and rhinestone appliques live on in the nail art world. The slightest design can make an even stronger statement like a single stripe of black polish placed off-center or polka dots. Graphic prints and busy designs are a favorite for street style.

 

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Fall 2014 Beauty Trends

Fal Beauty Trends

 

With Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week already underway for spring/summer 2015 and the first day of fall steadily fast approaching on September 22nd, now is a better time than ever to review the top trends for fall/winter 2014 beauty.

Furs, oversized coats, even some 60’s and sports attire ran the runways during the 2014 fall/winter shows, but here’s what to expect when dressing your face this season:

SKIN:

Skin stays illuminated for fall/winter, never falling flat or dull. Bronzer is even welcomed this season using it to help sculpt the face. Highlighter used on cheekbones warms up the skin to not look as frigid as it may be outside.

Natural shades of blush are used mostly now, or a varied shade of merlot for those deep winter months.


EYES:

Color is no longer just for the spring/summer months. It seems any shade of blue on the eyes; either applied as a shadow, thick winged liner, or smudged along the bottom lash line would make you perfectly on trend.

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To Skort Or Not To Skort?

Trend Report:Skort

 

“A skort, sometimes called a scooter or ‘skant’, is a pair of shorts with a fabric panel resembling a skirt covering the front.”

Once reserved for the semi tomboy years of adolescents, thanks in part mainly to Zara, this “hybrid” item is now socially acceptable for grown ups. Whether you love it or hate it (I’ve yet to decide my personal stance) this trend is dominating the streets (and blogs) this summer.

See what other’s are saying about the skort and the Zara skort in particular here and here.

Comment below with your thoughts on this trend. Would you rock this trend? 

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Trend Report: The Shirtdress

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The shirtdress is as classic as apple pie. Shirtdresses allow you to beat the summer heat while still retaining your cool. This season go from “office to night” with this casual yet chic closet staple.
Looking for a way to spice up this look? Opt for this trend in bright bold prints that keep it modern and fun.
Keep reading below to see how to style this trend from day to night!
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Personally, I’ve been eyeing this trend since Spring and can’t wait to pick up a few of my own! Between shirtdresses and skater dresses, I could “live” in dresses for the rest of the summer!

 

Comment below and share your thoughts on this trend. Do you plan on wearing it?

 

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Spring Makeup Trend to Try: Orange Lipstick

Spring Makeup Trend To Try : Orange Lipstick

Orange lips have been a major trend since last summer and this Spring it’s back!  This year’s trend is an orange with more of a red undertone. Try pairing this look with the “aqua eye trend” for a bold and colorful off work look. You can also make this trend day time appropriate by pairing it with a neutral eye and natural blush.

Feeling this trend? Check out a few of my picks below at price points for every budget!

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Kimono Trend

Kimono cardigans have been a thing for some time now, but just started hitting most mainstream stores in the past year. These low key pieces scream “cool girl chill” and festival season. I personally like them because they make for an awesome yet optional “third piece” to any outfit this spring or summer.

 

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