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Rawr! Hiss! Whatever sound zebras make! Earlier we styled the animal prints trend for daytime, now we’re showing you how well-suited animal prints are for evening. A chic carry-all, sexy striped trousers, and a bold t-shirt dress are answering the call of the wild. Click on and explore our fresh creations. Welcome to the jungle.
A lady-like tote covered in snake print stands out for all the right reasons. With such a statement bag, keep the rest of your look simple and chic with a bright skater dress, neutral colored blazer, and stunning rose gold pumps. From conference calls to concocting cocktails, work the room with ease with such a classy silhouette.
If you’re searching for an excuse to go a little wild during the daytime, then look no further. Try animal prints on for size to lighten the mood and shed your style inhibitions. With ferocious feats in mind, we’ve put together 3 outfits featuring snake, zebra, and leopard print. These gorgeous pieces stand on their own, but with loads of affordable price points, you may be tempted to add entire looks to your closet. You’ve been warned. March forward and embrace the trend head on.
Run errands in style with a roomy snake print tote as the star. Relaxed jeans and a jewel tone blouse are sweet opposites. When warm weather permits, toss on a chunky sandal with a boho vibe and a statement necklace that provides a pop of color. A snake ring lends a playful touch.
Believe it or not, people aren’t as impressed as you might think they are that you’re still wearing the same jeans that you wore in high school. Same size…perhaps. Same jeans? Certainly not. Even the same style of jeans isn’t necessarily impressive. Baggy and loose-fitting; boundless bell bottoms; low-rise hip huggers–they’re all styles that we reminisce about, but aren’t styles that we need to revisit. That said, some of my favorite clothes have been with me since George Bush was in office…and don’t even ask which one.
Mass media demands eternal youth, particularly from women. The obsession to wind back the hands of time has launched countless beauty care campaigns, employed a cumbersome amount of plastic surgeons, and encouraged the development of incalculable weight loss products and regimens. Worse yet, the desire to be perpetually young has caused an unwavering immaturity in some. It has convinced many women that they should dress like their 15-year-old little sisters, and it has prompted men to wear ill-fitting jogging pants and gym shorts on the daily.
Dressing like an adult is a right…nay, an obligation. That doesn’t mean that you have to retire all of your young adult gear, but Rainbow store-grade crop tops went out with Yung Joc and his motorcycle dance from the “It’s Going Down” video.
Perhaps you’re 40 and you dress like you’re Rihanna, or you’re 25 and you’re dressed like Hannah Montana. The issue at hand isn’t that you can’t dress as young as you feel, but that you need to represent yourself in a way that earns you respect from not only your peers, but from people younger than you. You shouldn’t be surprised that you’re the main attraction when you saunter past the local high school if you’re still wearing glitter butterfly clips, bandanas, and slogan T-shirts that read, “My haters are my biggest fans” and “YOLO.”
Again, none of this suggests that you’re resigned to wearing sweater vests, button-ups, knee-length skirts and penny loafers. This simply means that you need to wear clothes that fit your lifestyle and fit you, even if that means admitting that you’re a size or two larger than the stuff you put on when you leave the house. It also means replacing your shoes when the soles have worn out before they’re just frames around your foot. Learn to hone a mature personal style that embodies your personality and a sense of comfort, and is well-assembled. Simple dresses with fun prints go a long way; well-fitting plain shirts can be sexy; jackets that gently hit the hip but fit around the waist and/or bust are everything; and, great sandals and boots can ignite any outfit. Keep the tights for wearing around the house, store the fringe tops and burn anything that makes you look half your age–and not in a good way.
Faux fur is all over the runways, red carpets, and decorating street style stars. We gave you the deets on how to style this luxe textile for daytime earlier, but now we’re here to talk about how to wear faux fur after sundown. We’ve got three different items sure to please faux fur-wearing newbies and seasoned pros alike. Scroll down and click on for real inspiration.
Be honest with yourself from the beginning and admit it: You were born to stand out. An army green anorak jacket goes glam with a detachable fur collar. For a utilitarian chic feel, slip it over a wine jumpsuit and bold earrings like this lion pair. A see-through clutch and strapping heels complete the outfit. Remember to rock the fur collar even after you check your coat.
As cold weather continues to assault the majority of the map, it’s the perfect time to welcome faux fur as the trend you tackle next. Classic. Chic. Cruelty-free. Faux fur passes the three C’s with flying colors, and we’ve rounded up three looks that incorporate the seasonal trend into your daytime wardrobe perfectly.
You’ll be a city slicker yet with this anorak coat featuring a detachable faux fur collar. Ease into the trend with a hint of faux fur, paired with a cheeky t-shirt, leather panel leggings, and jewel toned bag. Leopard booties play up the relaxed vibe. Go get ‘em!
As we told you earlier, leather is having a major moment. Season after season, the fabric can be found in designer collections, adorning celebrities, and scattered throughout retail stores. Everyone needs leather items in their wardrobe that emit sex appeal, modern edge, and chill vibes.
Click on to view three leather-focused outfits, styled using the items above, for an evening out on the town.
Welcome to 3 Ways To Wear, a new series where each week, we’re putting together affordable looks that will hopefully inspire you to embrace a new trend. With three looks appropriate for day and three looks appropriate for night, we’re hoping everyone finds an outfit that speaks to them. First up this week: Leather!
Despite the explosion of leather-clad items on the scene, it’s still a tricky textile to master. Conquering the leather look during the day proves to be an even riskier business. Fret not! We’ve put together three looks to illustrate that leather can be worn with style and grace in the a.m.
View the following pages for inspiration on how to style the leather dress, coat, and pant above.
We’re interviewing a different member of BravoTv’s Blood, Sweat And Heels cast each week (catch our interview with Geneva), and this week we had the pleasure of speaking with Daisy Lewellyn, style expert and author of Never Pay Retail Again: Shop Smart, Spend Less, & Look Your Best Ever. We spoke about how she made it in the fashion industry, being fearless with your style and beauty choices, and that time she got a Brazilian wax for the first time on-air.
Check out what she had to say, and stay tuned each week for our chats with the rest of the cast!
StyleBlazer: You’re involved in so many things within the fashion industry. What was your path from Howard University to where you are now?
Daisy Lewellyn: I was doing an exchange program at FIT and I remember you were supposed to “wait” until you were a senior to intern. And I always thought why would I do that? Why can’t I just do it now? I went to FIT into their internship office and they had books and books and books of internships! I hit the jackpot and I found an internship forHoney magazine and I was a junior [in college] at the time. They were looking for a general intern but when they saw me they were like, ‘Oh no, you need to go to the fashion department.’ I was working for Sydne Bolden who taught me so much that I know today. My point is, don’t wait until “when you’re supposed to start,” start when you have the desire.
Read more of Daisy’s interview at StyleBlazer.com
Monday’s Madame: Deborah Troy-Ann Chester
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Why She Inspires Us: Deborah Troy-Ann Chester currently attends Bowling Green State University, studying International Communications and minoring in Entrepreneurship, and she is also the founder and visionary behind STYLE IN.
STYLE IN is an annual free photo shoot that brings together leaders on college campuses that excel academically. The photo shoot allows students the opportunity to network and connect with others like them on campus, while showcasing college fashion. This year, STYLE IN will celebrate its third anniversary on BGSU’s campus; Chester and her team plan on expanding the brand around the United States with the hope of Harvard and Howard Universities being the first campuses that to host STYLE IN outside of BGSU.
In her spare time, Chester is a campus tour guide and an AVON representative with her mother. She recently won the best new sales performer award in her Avon district. Chester is known in her community as a confident woman who challenges the status quo and she believes in paying it forward for others while helping them develop their purpose.
Follow her: @Deb_theCeleb
Monday’s Madame is a column on MadameNoire that highlights inspirational women who are doing great things in black communities around the world. If you would like to submit an inspirational woman for consideration, please send her name, age, location, photo, and a blurb about the work she’s doing to email@example.com.
Runway diversity spokeswoman and ex-model herself, Bethann Hardison is back to speaking up in the media about diversity in the fashion world. Since launching the Diversity Coalition campaign and Balance Diversity website last fall alongside fellow iconic black models Naomi Campbell and Iman, Hardison has been watching the fashion world for signs of change and improvement.
This past Martin Luther King Jr. Day, she caught up with the folks at Modelina to chat about runway diversity now and runway diversity in the future. She mentioned that she’s happy about some improvements she’s seen, but that we’ve still got a long way to go in terms of equality on the catwalk, in the pages of magazines, and on advertisements. But progress is positive, and we’re at least happy that the topic of diversity in fashion keeps coming up in the news.
Check out some of what Bethann had to say to Modelina below, and head to their site forthe full interview.
On improvements she’s seen since her open letter: “…the most surprising improvements were in Milan, where Georgia Armani used a model of color to open the show, Prada used five models of color, which is almost unheard of, and Jil Sander incorporated several models of color while they usually use none. There was a noticeable shift in energy last season, and I think people suddenly felt out of their comfort zone, which is a good thing.”
Read more on Bethann’s thoughts on fashion at StyleBlazer.com