Monthly Archives: January 2014

2014 Spring Pattern Names

Ever see a pattern that you absolutely love, have seen hundreds of times, but still don’t know how to describe it? It’s particularly bothersome when you’re trying to look for it and Spring 2014 is all about showing off those patterns! Here are some pattern names to help you find your favorite trends and outfits.  Whether you’re looking for a new scarf or a new suit; it’ll definitely help make shopping much easier.

Chevron Stripes

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Elizabeth in an Angie® Chevron Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “V” shape is a chevron that’s commonly affiliated with architecture, military insignia, and a certain gas station. However, it has now turned into a wonderful fabric pattern. Our favorite way to see them is on women’s dresses! The zig-zag pattern is played up in many colors, but the favorite tends to be in classic black and white.

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Argyle

This pattern has always had a type of “academic” reputation. It’s easily identified for it’s overlapping diamond shapes. Argyle is practically synonymous with sweaters and fancy socks, but they’ve easily been incorporated into chic dresses, tights, and other accessories! For both guys and gals, it’s an easy go-to pattern to dress up casual looks or to add a hint of color. With all the geometric trends going around, you can bet the Argyle will be in the mix.

 

 

Paisley

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Paisley

With it’s Persian heritage, the pattern is usually intricately detailed. It’s very floral-like and can be seen anywhere from rugs to silk runway dresses. Whether it has two colors or twenty, the pattern is visually stunning. Its signature shape sort of looks like a leaf or a bent tear drop.

 

 

 

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Women’s Spring 2014 Fashion Trends

As 2013 came to a close, the fashion world was predicting the future. Fall Fashion Week took over style capitals of the world and revealed glimpses of 2014 Spring trends for women. There were things you would expect for spring: flirty frocks, flowing fabrics, floral prints, and pastel hues. Of course, there were some pleasantly bold surprises as well: clothing with geometric print, heavily structured dresses, and loud and proud colors. It’s still the season to cozy up while chilling out, but we’ve compiled the top 3 trends that we think will make it big this Spring.

1. The Return of Collars and Buttoned Downs

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Model is wearing Anthony Vaccarello. Source: www.style.com by Marcus Tondo

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Natalia is wearing a Long Sleeve Sheer Top by Cecico®

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, so women’s buttoned down shirts and tops never really went anywhere, but a piece like an oxford shirt is constantly reinventing itself! People love putting fresh spins on classic pieces because it’s new, yet familiar enough for an easy transition. This coming spring we’re predicting to see these classic pieces being paired with bold printed skirts and pants, having contrasting cuffs and collars, and turned into wonderful shirt dresses. Basically, they’ve become something beyond a piece for pant-suits and office wear. For that, fashionistas everywhere are thankful!

2. Heavy Metal

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Shaidelle is wearing a Sleeveless Sequins Top by Dex®

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Model is wearing Salvatore Ferragamo. Source: www.style.com by Yannis Vlamos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Spring, you should expect more metal than ever. The runways were filled with shimmery skirts, heavy sequined jackets, and metallic patterned tops. Instead of relying on jewelry and shoes to provide that hint of metallic flair to your outfit, you might just want to be adorned with it. Silver, gold, and copper just may be stealing the spotlight this time around.

3. Color Me Crazy

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Model is wearing Cushnie et Ochs. Source: www.style.com by Marcus Tondo

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Elizabeth is wearing the Naomi Dress in Algodon by Desigual®

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there’s one thing you can expect from spring it’s that shapes and colors go in full bloom. With that said, get ready for pop and fine art influences. Anything from bold text, to abstract brush strokes, to political pop art can expected to be making it’s way to wardrobes everywhere. We have one brand that’s been ahead of the game. Desigual clothing is all about pushing boundaries, playing up the color, and bringing contrasting ideas together.

What do you think will be the top trends for Spring 2014?

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Real vs. Fake UGG® Boots

UGG® Australia is famous for their plush footwear and their quality materials. When the cold rolls in, UGG® boots are a go-to favorite. With that said, there are people selling cheap fake versions. Don’t be fooled! We’re here to give you a few key tips on identifying fake UGG® from the real deal.

1. Flex

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This tip is geared toward the classic styles because they don’t have rubber soles. All Classic style UGG® boots are made with molded EVA outsoles which are durable, yet very flexible. If you come across a boot where the sole is stiff and won’t bend very easily; it’s probably a fake.



2. Pull it Apart

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Another tip for the Classic styles! Twinface sheepskin is simply sheepskin. One side is skin, the other side is fur. Fake boots will have a counterfeit double lining. Take a pinch of material from the outside. On the same location on the inside, take a pinch and gently pull both ends. If the material separates and you can feel or see a pocket form, then it’s a fake. UGG® Classic style boots are made with a single piece of sheepskin and should not separate like that at all.

3. Mind Your… Ankles?

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You may have seen it before. Some poor soul walking around in a pair of boots that are completely collapsing with every step. It looks as if they are walking on their ankles! Where’s the luxurious comfort in a boot that falls apart with every step? UGG® boots do not collapse like that. UGG® may have soft suede heel guards, but what’s underneath it is a durable counter; the part of the boot that wraps around the heel of your foot. Real UGG® boots will maintain it’s structure for both the integrity of the boot and for the comfort of your feet!

 

4. Authorized Retailer

When in doubt, check the list! UGG® Australia has a list of authorized retailers who have been verified to sell authentic UGG® Australia products in stores and online.  Designer Studio is definitely on that list and we’re proud to sell authentic UGG®!

For more information about counterfeit products, check out the official UGG® counterfeit page!

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