As the world is starting to return to normality, the festivals that we all know and love are finally coming back. It has been almost a year since we have all been able to enjoy a week of running around muddy fields and listening to our favorite singers perform on stage. There is nothing better than going to a good festival with plenty of drinks and a vape packed with cbd oil to get you in the mood for the rest of the evening.
Festivals are a great way to make friends and get to know a whole new culture that you may not have previously had the chance to. Something else that people love about festivals is that it is a perfect opportunity to explore the world of fashion and try out eye-catching new outfits. Here are 6 inspired outfits for the festival season.
The Glitter Bug
If you have ever been to a music festival, then it is likely that you have run into a girl with glitter all over her face and a full shiny fit. This outfit is usually worn by people who want to make the most of the amazing stage lights, as the lights reflect off the glitter and make quite an amazing look. Where else can you run around covered in glitter if you are not at a festival? If you are looking for a fun look then we say that you definitely give this one a whirl.
If you are someone that has previously been to a festival in the past, then you will know that there are many vendors that sell something known as a ‘baja hoodie’. Of course at festivals, these hoodies have different names but we will leave that out of this article. Baja hoodies are great for when the evening air starts to become cooler as there is nothing worse than having to return to your tent to get a jacket, so this saves you a lot of time where you can be enjoying the music.
A newer festival trend that is taking the world by storm is block neon colors. Wearing block neon colors is a great way to stand out from the crowd and it is certainly a statement look. It is very popular right now to have a simple outfit and a bright neon jacket to go over the top of it. If you have ever been to a festival you will know just how easy it is to lose track of where your friends are, but you aren’t going to do that easily in neon.
A lot of the festivals that we all go to take place in some of the colder months of the year, which means you are bound to be freezing at one point or another. A great way to avoid getting too cold during the festival season is by layering up. You can make a lot of cute outfits by layering and we recommend adding something gemmed or beaded over your outfit.
No matter what festival you go to, you are bound to find someone dressed up in their best hippies gear. It almost feels like an obligation to throw on your best hippie gear when you are at a festival, even if you are at something like a rap festival where it doesn’t really fit. There is a certain feeling that comes with dressing in your best hippie clothes that simply cannot be beaten and it makes you feel extremely free, especially when you’re making your way through crowds and enjoying a dance.
When you first read dungarees, you may have scoffed. Dungarees may not be the most popular item of clothing in day-to-day life, but when it comes to going to a festival, dungarees are an entire look that you will absolutely adore. Dungarees not only keep you warm when you need them to, but they are great when it comes to carrying items around.
Dungarees are also really easy to style and anyone can look good in dungarees as long as they are paired up with a stylish top and a trendy jacket.
The past year has been a whirlwind. The global pandemic came out of nowhere and shook up everything. Mass lockdowns. Social Distancing. Working from home. And with this, the world of fashion took a hit. People didn’t have to bother dressing up. People shopped less and focused more on ways to stave off boredom. Making their own masks. Baking banana bread.
But with 2021 we have seen some parts of the world open up again. Life is starting to return to normal in some countries. And with it, we are seeing the fashion industry take off as people are going on shopping sprees in preparation for returning to the outside world. So, we have teamed up with xinghaoya and Womensense, two leading brands in feminine culture, to figure out the 8 biggest names in women’s fashion this year!
These brands are in no specific order. We are simply listing the most popular brands, rather than getting too bogged down in the numbers and sales.
One brand that didn’t do that badly during the pandemic was Nike. The famous tick brand is known around the world for producing quality sportswear. And the pandemic saw a lot more people taking up running and setting up home gyms. To that end, sports brands have managed to do quite well in the pandemic. And Nike is one of the brands that has come out on top.
The great thing about Nike is that their clothes are not only sports functional but are also quite fashionable too. The brand is instantly recognizable as being one of quality and their clothes are comfortable and versatile. Plus their women’s range is staggeringly diverse.
Gucci is, without a doubt, one of the most recognizable premium fashion brands on the planet. So much so that their name has become synonymous with something being good. Everything is Gucci, as the saying goes. And the pandemic has not slowed them down either. They are still on top form and are set to only become more popular than they ever were before now people are wanting to splash their cash and show off their style.
A powerful brand founded by a powerful woman. Versace is famous for its stylish outfits and its luxurious scents. Their boutiques are known for being celebrity hotspots in some of the most bustling cities in the world, like NYC. In recent years the company has been spearheading many initiatives attempting to bring women into the forefront of the business world too. All while producing quality fashion that still takes the world by storm time after time. And we can’t see them slowing down anytime soon.
Moving over to the cheaper end of the fashion spectrum, ASOS has been making waves and booming during the pandemic. They don’t create a lot of their own clothes but instead provide a platform to bring lots of smaller companies together to provide a varied and diverse catalog of clothes to their customers. Paired up with efficient shipping and returns policies. It is no surprise that ASOS is crushing it and will most likely continue to crush it far into the future.
One of the most popular brands in the United Kingdom, Jack Wills has been producing fashion for men and women alike for years. Their high-quality clothes range from casual everyday wear to more fashion-focused items. Jack Wills did take a bit of a hit during the pandemic, but with the clubs and bar re-opening it is no surprise they are already on their way back to the top of the fashion industry with many flocking to their stores to get their next summer outfit.
The brand that the devil wears. Prada has been consistently one of the leading fashion brands for as long as we can recall. Not just because their clothes are always top of the range, but they also are trendsetters in what’s hot in the fashion world. Chances are if a new trend emerges, Prada will have had their hands in it. So much so that their name has become synonymous with quality and style. If something is good, it can be considered ‘Prada.’
Their clothes do sit at the higher end of expensive of course, which is to be expected of a brand producing such high quality. So while they are one of the top brands, they aren’t one of the more accessible ones out there.
During the pandemic, we saw a rise in the idea of making 2020 onwards the new roaring twenties. Recapturing the idea behind the great gatsby parties. Extravagance and decedance. Drinking champagne and dancing the nights away. And no brand typifies this idea more than Ralph Lauren. It may be one of the more expensive luxury brands, but they manage to capture the essence of the past in their outfits. Retro-chich modernized to stand out and blend in at the same time. Vintage without being vintage.
Ralph Lauren is one of the most familiar brands in the world, so it is no surprise they are still doing so well post-pandemic. But we are expecting big things from them in the coming years.
Though a lot of people like to think that fashion shouldn’t be such a big part of life, there is no denying that it is. We all want to look good and for the most part we all turn to the appearance of some of our favorite celebrities to inspire us and make sure that we are following the correct fashion trends at the time.
Right now there has been an uprising in ‘influencer’ fashion. Influencer fashion is basically what all of our favorite social media stars are wearing and promoting. As well as focusing their time on trying to buy facebook likes ,influencers are also advising the world on the best fashion. It can be difficult to keep track of what is in right now, but don’t worry we have done the research for you and can tell you what is in and what is out in the world of influencer fashion. Here is what the hottest stars are currently wearing.
You may have noticed a return of cropped cardigans, baby pinks and graphic tees. Well that is because Y2K is back. If you were alive in the early 2000s then you definitely recognize some of the fashion that has decided to make a return in the last year or so.
Many influencers are basing their Y2K looks on iconic noughties figures such as Bratz and Groovy Chick. We have missed the vast amount of flared pants and thin scarves that we used to see and so we are absolutely ecstatic that this look is making a come back thanks to influencers. If you want to try and recreate this look, then all you need to do is buy some big chunky clips, some platform trainers and a funky tee and you’re ready to go.
We hope that this trend continues to have influencer popularity as we love seeing how everyone interprets the look.
Vintage but not really
This trend has been around for some time, as the world has always had some obsession with the vintage look. These days a lot of online retailers and stores are selling their own version of ‘vintage clothing’. Though this clothing isn’t really vintage, the vintage inspiration is still very cute and we enjoy how it looks quite a lot.
Vintage summer fashion is currently very popular as we start to enter the hotter months of the year and many people are taking on the challenge of repurposing some of their parents’ old clothing and making it fit the current vintage trend. So if you have parents that have a wardrobe full of their old vintage clothes, then we recommend that you ask their permission to help yourself and see if you can create something that matches up with the current trends.
If you were around in the mid 2000s, you may have experienced emo culture. This consisted of people donning their tightest jeans and favorite band tee and rocking out to their favorite songs.
In recent years there has been an introduction of a culture that somewhat resembles emo culture but is worlds away from it. I am of course talking about Egirl fashion and if you like layered fashion and an astounding amount of buckles and clips, then you will love this look.
What really sets Egirl fashion aside from a lot of the current trends on the internet is the freedom that comes with it, you can tear up clothes, rip up jackets and you’ll still look good. A large part of egirl fashion is also the way in which you do your makeup and how you style your hair and if you want to get involved in this current fashion trend, all you need to do is look online and check out where the best place to stock up on Egirl gear is. We recommend that you try and make a lot of the items for yourself, as this will give the authentic Egirl look.
If you are someone that loves soft pastels and light materials, then we recommend that you look into the magical world of cottage core. Imagine summer day picnics in a fairy forest in the 1900s- this is cottage core.
Cottage core embodies everything that we love about soft clothing and delicate living. Every cottage core outfit is made to be paired with a beautiful updo and picnic blanket. We are of course exaggerating a little when it comes to cottage core, but we really want you to get an idea of the kind of vibe that cottage core enthusiasts are aiming for. If you are sick of modern clothing, why not reject it and purchase a linen gown and a flower headband. We once again recommend trying to make a lot of these items yourself as this will have a more authentic look.
Since there have been people, there have been trends. As humans, we have the habit of latching onto what is in and what everyone else is doing. Following all of the new trends is a natural instinct that we all have, as those who decide to go against the grain usually face criticism or exclusion.
As quickly as they are introduced, trends are gone. This is because the world around us is constantly evolving and every minute there is a new design or a brand new product set to take the world by storm. A skill that we have all tried to develop is guessing what the next trend will be and when the current trends will eventually fizzle out. Some people are even employed based on their ability to make accurate guesses, but for the rest of us we usually don’t figure it out until it’s too late. We know just how frustrating it can be when you miss the memo of a trend no longer being cool, so worry not. Here is what is in right now and our predictions of when it will be out.
The E- Revolution
Something that you may have noticed in the last year or so is an uprising of people dressing in alternative clothing, wearing crazy makeup, and donning colorful hair. For those of you that once fell victim to the emo subculture, there may be a glimpse of hope that you can raid your wardrobe for your favorite chained skinny jeans and hit the town. Unfortunately what you are seeing is not the return of emo culture, but the introduction of E-girls and E-boys.
The E look is very in right now and all those people who used to call you emo on the street seem to be hooked on it. People who are following this trend can be expected to be seen wearing striped clothes and black nail polish as if that is some brand new fashion statement. Love or hate this culture, it doesn’t seem as though it will be sticking around for much longer. As the hotter months have started to approach, people are already abandoning their e-outfits in favor of something a little more comfortable and less suffocating.
We expect that this trend will have another surge in the next few months, but we don’t see this trend making it past 2022, so if you are thinking about spending a ridiculous amount of money on a new E-wardrobe, don’t.
Smoking is unfortunately one of the longest-lasting trends that the world has ever seen. Since the introduction of tobacco, the world has been hooked on the addictive substance. Thanks to the help of scientists, the world now knows just how bad smoking cigarettes is. For decades, smoking has slowly decreased in popularity, but it has not managed to disappear completely.
Thankfully it looks like we are going in the right direction to see the end of smoking. Fewer and fewer people are buying cigarettes and that is something to do with steps that the government has started to take. The first way in which the government tried to cut down the number of smokers was by increasing the price of nicotine products. There are now also strict rules about smoking in public spaces, which makes smoking even more inconvenient for those who do it.
There has also been an increase in the number of people choosing to use vapes over cigarettes. Vapes are taking the place of cigarettes for a number of obvious health reasons, but on top of that people are making the shift for economic purposes. The longest lasting disposable vapes stick around much longer than your standard pack of cigarettes, which means you are spending far less money. We predict that in the next five years smoking will be completely out of style.
Now let’s turn to the world of hairstyles. Unfortunately in some countries around the world, hairdressers have been closed for the last year. Now, we can only go so long before we need a haircut, which means some of us were forced to cut our own hair.
Most people limited their hair cutting attempts to just trimming the hair or shortening the length, but others saw this as an opportunity to completely restyle their hair. This means that over the last year we have seen some pretty crazy haircuts, with some being more successful than others. The short bang look is one of the most popular cuts of the year due to the way the bangs nicely frame the face and the longevity of the look.
Short bangs are also a great way to cover up any mistakes that may have been made during the hair cutting process, after all, if something isn’t even, you can also continue to make it shorter- right? Though we love the short bang look, we, unfortunately, do not see it sticking around for much longer. Hair grows quite quickly and everyone’s incredibly short fringes are already starting to disappear and with the hairdressers open, we don’t think we will see the short fringes return anytime soon.
However, there are still some people out there that are hanging onto their shorter hair, so there could be hope. Our overall prediction is that this trend will fizzle out by the end of the year, so enjoy it while you can.
Work outfits can often be seen as a necessary evil. They are required to be worn when working in a professional environment, whether it is at your local café or accounting firm. On top of our increasingly heavy workloads, wearing the same outfits every day in the same drab colors can make our work feel like even more of a chore. Below is a list of advice on how to spice up your work uniform.
One aspect that can damper your mood when working is to constantly wear dark colors such as grey, brown, and back. Try experimenting by adding more colors to your work wardrobe. Why not buy a suit in pink, blue or yellow? Wearing more colors can lift your spirits and can add more vibrancy to the workplace in general.
Patterns can be a great way to add more dimension and intrigue to your outfit. A matching two-piece suit or top and skirt instantly makes your outfit look more put together. Tweed and checked are great sophisticated patterns that are appropriate in most workplaces. Florals are also a good way to add life and color to an ordinary outfit. Perhaps try a long flowery dress or a floral suit.
Wearing heels every day can not only be boring but also can cause long-term damage to your feet. So why not switch them up for some boots instead. Find your most Comfortable Work Bootsand try them out with your favorite work trousers or dresses and see how well they match. Find boots with a sensible heal at either ankle or knee height as they should be suitable for most work environments.Neutral colors such as black, beige, and white should go with any outfit. Investing in a good pair of boots also means that they will last longer, which is necessary if you spend most of your working day running from meeting to meeting.
Some of us have more rigid uniforms than others. Whilst some might only require you to keep to a certain color scheme, others have a set uniform that you have no choice but to wear. When wearing set uniforms such as nurses’slacks or a retailer’sclothes, why not add some additional accessories to spice up the look. You could try a colorful headband or flashy socks to add a bit of life to your otherwise drab outfit.
Living in a world that is full of new and amazing fashion developments is all well and good unless you are someone who would love to be able to wear these great clothes but simply cannot afford them. If you are looking for a way to get that runway-ready look without having to blow a huge budget for a single outfit then there are some nifty things that you can do. Much of what makes fashion so intimidating is the confidence and sometimes arrogance that comes with looking good. With that in mind as long as you have a bit of creativity and are able to convey confidence then you are halfway ready
Being fashionable is absolutely a possibility if you do not have the expendable income, this just means that you will have to work a little harder and make compromises in some areas to make it work. However, adding your own personal touches can take the outfit further and go beyond the original garment, this is why creating your own outfits and clothes can be very beneficial and to put it simply for someone who is interested in fashion it is very fun to do.
If you are on a budget the thrift store or the charity shop can be the best place to visit, as long as you are not afraid of wearing secondhand goods then you should be able to find some very fashionable pieces that are just a fraction of the original price. As the stock in a thrift shop relies upon donations you should watch out for some very unique fashion pieces as you never know what people will get rid of. It is common for some designer garments to be found in a charity store and at a significantly cheaper price than what you would have to pay elsewhere luck may be on your side and you could find a bargain.
Thrift stores are great places due to the randomness of what can be found in their stock, if you are looking for something a bit different or you simply want to source some clothing material that you can use to make your own garments then I would highly recommend that you visit.
Repurposing Old Outfits
What many people forget about when it comes to fashion is that old pieces come in and out of fashion trends all of the time. It is very common for an older garment to be seen in the most recent runways as it is a trend to wear the more unique and original items of clothing from other eras. If you are a slight hoarder and you happen to have some of your outfits from years ago then it could be that you are able to bring them back into fashion and save yourself a lot of money.
Make it Yourself
One of the best ways to save money on your clothes is to make them yourself, there are many resources out there if you want to start learning how to sew and the great thing about making your garments yourself is that you get to completely design items of clothing that you actually want to wear. It goes without saying that buying material and fabric is cheaper than the prices of the top fashion so the fact that you can learn to make your own custom pieces is a truly great option for those of you on a budget. If you see something in a catalog or online that you like there is no reason why you cannot give it a go yourself and try and replicate a similar style piece. There is a strong sense of achievement when you finally make your first garment and no matter your experience level you have to start somewhere in this industry and you will learn a lot as you make more and more items of clothing. It is important to remember that even the highest fashion pieces were made by somebody like the chanel reissue 227 bag is completely handmade, with practice and experimentation you could be creating garments to the same standard.
Watch Out For a Sale
The fashion industry is constantly changing in terms of what is currently trending and considered to be in fashion at a given time which means that many high street retailers conduct huge sales as the trends and the season’s change. This allows them to make space for new clothes rather than wasting store space on clothes that are not in season or in fashion. With an abundance of sales available throughout the year you could find yourself some bargains as long as you get your timings right and keep your eye out for any bargains that may be available.
The not-so-new fashion trend you should be keeping an eye out for is sustainable and ethical fashion. The fears of global warming, and the soon-to-be irreversible effects of the world’s Co2 emissions, is not news to anyone. From the ecological effects of elevated Co2, all the way to how the global carbon footprint affects our health and life span, global warming is an issue that affects the world. What action we take to reduce our carbon footprint is, quite literally, life or death.
One of the biggest factors in pollution and the global carbon footprint, is fashion – fastfashion, to be specific. Below, 21 questions and facts on how fast-fashion plays a role in the global carbon footprint will be answered, and you’ll be pointed to some of the leading brands revolutionizing fashion sustainability and ethicality.
What is sustainable fashion?
According to ‘Cosmopolitan’ in ‘What is sustainable fashion, and which brands are the most eco-friendly?’, sustainable fashion refers to the life of a clothing item. From the materials used to create the garment, how they’re sourced and created, to what happens to the garment once it’s discarded from the wardrobe. The entire life of a garment is considered when thinking about fashion sustainability, and that’s for every single item of clothing made sustainably.
What is ethical fashion?
So, if that’s sustainable fashion, what’s ethical fashion?
As told by ‘WTVOX’ in their article ‘What Is Sustainable Fashion – A Comprehensive Guide + 10 Must-Know Designers’, ethical fashion revolves around the people aspect of fashion. Despite the majority of garments being made by machines, “people-power” is still a huge part of the clothing industry. Workers are needed to add the final elements to clothes and do all the things machines aren’t yet programmed to do. With this in mind, it’s a well-known fact the conditions in which workers operate are less than healthy. From long working hours and low pay to terrible working conditions and rights in the workplace. This happens because clothing companies source their manufacturing overseas, and to countries with less worker-workplace related protective regulations, explained by ‘Bellatory’, in ‘Ready-to-Wear: A Short History of the Garment Industry’.
So, as you may have guessed, ethical fashion is finding ways to combat all the inequalities now inherent in the fashion industry. ‘WTVOX’ tells us companies focus on finding and sourcing their clothing from workers who are well paid, work reasonable hours and work in healthy environments. You’d think necessities like these are implemented everywhere but, sadly, there are many work environments that don’t provide safe places for their workers to operate, a living wage, or reasonable working hours. With the fashion industry being one of the largest in terms of sourcing from these unfair working environments, it’s imperative they start the process of transferring manufacturing to those of more sustainable and ethical means.
So, what brands are sustainable and ethical?
‘wearetala.com’ Is a clothing company that not only sources their clothing from sustainable and ethical sources, they also manage to keep their clothing affordable, and fights for awareness in the fashion industry, giving those who are often side-lined the opportunity to be in the spotlight.
‘T/ALA’ has entire pages on their website dedicated to explaining their desire for sustainable and ethically sourced clothing. They even have something they call ‘T/ALA’ talks and is all about sustainable and ethical fashion, and body positivity. Their website is also a platform for marginalized groups in fashion, such as the black and disabled communities. ‘T/ALA’ is a brilliant fashion company, so go check them out!
Another fashion company that focuses on fashion sustainability and ethicality, is ‘mayamiko.com’. ‘Mayamiko’ have made pledges on ‘zero waste goals’, to ensure they’re adding as little as possible to the waste of fashion; ‘circular economy’, so they can follow their garments’ life cycle; ‘solar power’, to reduce their environmental impact; ‘locally sourced materials’, to reduce all the negative environmental effects that shipping materials cause; ‘tackling packaging’, as they recognize this as an issue for sustainability; ‘fair trade’, to ensure everyone involved in their fashion’s life cycle is treated ethically, and many others that make them one of the best fashion companies for sustainable and ethical fashion.
So there you have it! Sustainable and ethical fashion for the win.
If you are someone that unfortunately suffers from hair thinning or hair loss, then you have probably done a lot of research into the hair growth treatments that are available to you. A lot of websites and products offer immediate and miracle results, but a lot of these products seem far too good to be true and are hard to trust. This is understandable as there have been plenty of companies exposed to false advertising and disappointing products. For a lot of people, this leaves us feeling as though no hair growth treatment actually works. But is this the case, do hair growth treatments actually work?
One of the few hair growth techniques on the market that actually work is laser hair therapy. This may seem confusing as laser hair therapy is often used to remove hair, but few people know that you can actually use it to help with hair regrowth. Specialists will use an fda approved laser therapy machine for hair regrowth that will stimulate the hair follicles and encourage them to create thick and luscious hair. This is a technique that has been proven to work and so you don’t have to worry about being scammed and left disappointed with the results. In the past, people would travel to get this surgery done due to the high costs in this country. But as the techniques are being refined, laser surgery is becoming more commercial and thus more affordable at local salons and practices.
A treatment that a lot of people prefer is the use of vitamins. This is a more natural way of combating hair loss and is also extremely cost-effective. These vitamins do not promise a miracle cure for dead hair follicles, but they do promise to repair and strengthen those that you already have. So if you are someone that is already experiencing balding, these won’t work to return any dead follicles. However, if you are someone that is just now noticing thinning, then you should act quickly and begin the process of taking these vitamins. Hair growth vitamins are endorsed by hundreds of celebrities, however, it is important to do the research before you start taking them. If you call up your GP, they would be able to recommend safe yet effective treatments.
Hair Loss Shampoos
Hair loss shampoos are a weird one because some of the work, but a lot of them do not. A good way to determine which shampoos will actually help to prevent hair loss is by looking at their ingredients. One of the two ingredients that you should be looking out for is Caffeine and keratin. Caffeine stimulates the hair follicles and encourages the growth of thicker and healthier hair. Keratin is what hair is actually made of and by introducing the ingredient back to your scalp, you are encouraging the health of your pre-existing strands which will make your hair appear fuller and much healthier than before.
My week started off in the most interesting way I could ever imagine. What was meant to be the outdoor photoshoots for the pre-fashion show was promptly canceled, while I was already on location. Why? Gophers. Up until this point I had never seen a real one. Now I was seeing a whole pack of them. For those that don’t know, gophers are a big issue as they can cause structural issues with the ground itself. So setting up all the equipment and posing on the ground was risky as it could collapse at any time. And apparently, they are riddled with pests. Getting rid of gophers is actually quite an interesting experience, but I won’t go on about it right now. You can read more about it here instead. We need to get into fashion. So cut to a week later at the start of the fashion week!
Today I had two shows this morning which was Norma Kamali and and menswear line Rochambeau. I decided to wear a pleated open sleeve dress from H&M. This weekend I tweeted that I had a good find day at H&M. Everything I tried on looked great. However, out of all the pieces I picked up I was quite intrigued by this pleated midi dress. It really isn’t my style. I like my dresses to hit at or above the knee, but for some reason I was attracted to this dress. I love the blush pink color and how it flatters my skin tone. I also love how the open sleeves drape over my arms.
I’ve said on this blog numerous times that just because a store doesn’t carry a full plus line doesn’t mean you can’t fit it. This dress is a size 14 and let me tell you, I haven’t been a size 14 in about 3 years. I am about a size 18 now and this dress fits me better than some of my pieces from actual plus size stores. So, remember that it’s very important to try things on you never know.
To complete my look I went for vintage style accessories. I chose over sized shoulder skimming earrings from Aldo’s, a tassel necklace from Loft, a vintage bracelet from my mom, a satchel tote from H&M, and my fuchsia BCBG peeptoes. I received many stares as I road the D train to Lincoln center and once I hit the steps of Lincoln center I received compliments from my fellow fashion lovers.