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How to Style Red, White, & Blue

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It’s almost time to celebrate our nation’s birthday! This weekend, you can expect floods of red, white, and blue all over social media. So get ready for all the face paint, festive hats, and flag capes! While there’s a lot to celebrate, some people aren’t into the typical festive looks. Here are some easy tips for celebrating Independence Day without cramping your style.

 

Red Accessories

Red is the color that pops out the most, so use it to your advantage! For example, a plain white tee, blue jeans, and red sneakers is an easy outfit for anyone. For a little more variety, keep your accessories red. Keeping your outfit neutral and letting your accessories do the ‘wowing’ is a go-to styling tactic that works for any occasion and for every style. Why not try it out with our nation’s colors?

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Makeup

A chic and very easy solution to your red, white, and blue makeover is to have your lips be the red item. Red lips are classic, but have always added a very bold look to any style. Casual looks turn sassy and elegant looks turn fierce. Keep your eye makeup simple and show off that pout!

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Another option is to have blue eye makeup. From simple winged eyes to mysterious smokey eyes, you can choose how dramatic or simple you want your look to be. However, we recommend not combining the eye makeup with the red lips. That’ s not to say it doesn’t work, but you just have be a little more careful. Try not to overdo it or you risk looking like a birthday cake. Remember, make up is supposed highlight your facial features, not distract away from it!

 

Patterns

Summer is all about patterns! For easy styling, pick a patterned garment and simply match it with a solid item. It’s an easy go-to solution with any kind of patterned shirt. For the ladies, if you wear a patterned dress, it’s safest to accessorize with solid colors. However, pattern on pattern action shouldn’t be disregarded! Just make sure the patterns contrast enough. Need help with choosing pattern styles? Check out our posts Pattern Names Part 1 and Pattern Names Part 2!

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From Left to Right:

Anthony:         Thwait Shirt by Farah Vintage
Shaidelle:        Esrar Sweater by Desigual
Josell:               Starships Shirt by 7 Diamonds
Elizabeth:        Open Ladder Back Dress by Angie

 

Just a Hint of Color

If dressing loudly isn’t really your style and you prefer something a little more subtle, you can easily incorporate the patriotic color palette in a more comfortable manner. The key? Dress darker! It may seem a little counterintuitive for a festive time, but the point is to make the colors stand out. Think of spot coloring in black and white photos. The result is often dramatic and very effective. The same concept can easily be applied to your outfit! Throw on some grey, step into some black, and just add little hints of red, white, and blue.

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A dark ensemble with hint of bold color is simple and stylish!

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Model Victoria wearing the Heart T-Shirt by Desigual

 

 

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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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