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October is a month filled with many things to look forward to. Some anticipate weather fit for drinking those newly-returned pumpkin spice lattes. Others have already begun to prepare their Halloween costumes (Animal ears and leggings worn as pants? Check!). But for 1 out of 8 women, it’s a month dedicated to awareness of a disease they presently possess, or, if they’re lucky, have beaten. That’s right, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us and it’s time to think pink and positive!
Remember, little things can make a big difference! We’ve rounded up ten spectacular products by brands that are keen on supporting the search for a cure and a woman’s right to pamper herself. Keep one of these feminine luxuries for your personal beauty bag or raise a loved one’s spirits by presenting one as a gift. On a lighter note, think of it this way: “Finally! A guilt-free version of retail therapy.” View the slideshow to shop for the cause…
Universally flattering, peplum is the silhouette heard around the world. Plenty of dresses have them and are better for it. Skirts are automatically placed in the “adorable” category when blessed with the extra fabric. Now, it’s the tops turn to receive the peplum treatment.
We’ve done the light lifting for you – so to speak – and pulled together some of our favorite peplum tops that will transition seamlessly into fall. Confused on what to wear with these dainty blouses? No worries! Just remember to keep the rest of your outfit streamlined and be sure to take note of the outfit suggestions provided. Go on! Put some peplum in your step!
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If Tolula Adeyemi were a superhero, then she would be known as, “The Chameleon.” The London-born model/actress/DJ keeps us guessing with her apparent love of shaking things up stylistically. One day she’s embracing a rocker chic look, the next she’s emitting bohemian vibes and the day after that she’s almost unrecognizable with a fresh hairstyle.
The best part? No one questions it. She isn’t pegged as ‘a woman that tries too hard’ nor does she become lost in the clothes she’s wearing. In fact, her innate sense of style inspires others like Vivienne Westwood whom has labeled her a muse and numerous publications that have profiled her style like Essence and Vogue Italia.
We’ve decided to join their good company and round up our favorite looks by the style maven. Click ‘Next’ and prepare to be impressed!
Colored denim has become a closet staple and with summer looming, NOW is the perfect time to embrace the trend. Whether you fancy pastel shades or neon hues, you’ll find a denim option that suits your colorful taste on our list. And no, we’re not just referring to jeans! Be prepared to color yourself inspired by denim pieces such as an edgy vest, adorable blouse, bright jacket and more!
Why should Wonder Woman have all the fun? Wearing matching cuff bracelets – one on each wrist – is a surefire way to look super stylish and cause heads to turn! Yet, this is not a new trend by any means, nor exclusive to the all-American heroine. In fact, Egyptian, African, and Greek women were rocking the look long before Wonder Woman was even thought of. You see, double cuff bracelets are having a huge moment in the present, and regardless of who wore it first, you can still participate in ‘who wore it better.’ So, join the “cool kids” and double up this season with any of our awesome options. We guarantee you’ll look twice as nice!
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This isn’t the first appearance of the ombre trend on the scene, but it sure has gained a strong following. The trend has bounced from clothing, to nails, and, most recently, landed on hair. The look was originally worn by women that were growing out their light hair color or by those that were a bit lazy with the touch ups. Well, looks like they have the last laugh because the ombre style has evolved into a purposeful style that many celebs are showing off on the red carpets. Go figure!
Teyana Taylor (pictured above) looks great as she pushed the trend to the extreme with pastels, but the rest of our list is full of trendsetters that embrace more natural hues. Let’s all lighten up and get inspired!
There’s just something about a stunning pair of sunglasses that can elevate your look to new heights! With all the shapes to choose from, it’s hard to pick a pair that fits your style and your face shape. Taking a que from celebrities and socialites, it appears cat eye sunnies will always be in style and – depending on the size – can make even the most low-key gal paparazzi-ready.
With the sun shinning bright, it’s the perfect time to begin your prowl for new shades. Let this slideshow guide you to a pair of cat eye sunglasses that will make you purr with delight. Hello, kitty!
It’s clear that the maxi dress trend isn’t going anywhere and now that warmer temps are becoming more constant, we can shimmy into them sooner rather than later. Lightweight. Comfy. Cool. These three words describe these dresses perfectly, and we think every woman should have at least one of these elongated frocks in her wardrobe. Short ladies, don’t get discouraged, we too can rock this trend with alterations performed by a tailor or by embracing a higher heel.
The hard part is finding a maxi in a print or color that you love. Well, hopefully, we’ve accomplished the hard part for you and – as a bonus – found maxis that will take you from poolside to cocktails with ease. Spring is here ladies, let’s dress accordingly.
Even if you haven’t heard of London-born Shingai Shoniwa before, chances are you’ve seen her stylistic choices and gorgeous head of natural hair floating around the web. As front woman of the Noisettes, this Zimbabwean beauty is known for being quite adventurous when it comes to both her musical performances and her wardrobe. Let’s face it, details like feathered shoulders are kind of hard to miss.
Shoniwa gravitates toward clothing that shows off her small waist, extensive headpiece collection, and her love of bright colors. Yet, what we love most about Shingai’s look is that she manages to embrace and exude multiple style vibes simultaneously. This is no easy feat, just ask any of the poorly dressed celebs included on this list. Still, Miss Shoniwa combines afrocentric, futuristic, and feminine elements flawlessly! We considered deeming her “trendy”as well, but that word would be an understatement for a woman that sets trends, rather than following them.
View our slideshow as we praise some of Shingai Shoniwa’s most visually pleasing looks. Just keep an open mind, and prepare to be inspired…
Nail trends are a dime a dozen these days, but the “Caviar Manicure” might give current faves like ombre nails and magnetic polish a run for their money. Caviar nails first appeared last fall during the edgy Cushnie et Ochs’ runway show, and have been on nail art lovers’ radars ever since. To achieve the look is actually a fairly simple DIY project. One could easily grab their favorite nail polish, purchase small beads from their local craft store, and have a field day. Yet, UK nail polish brand, Ciate, has decided to make achieving the look even easier with their innovative “Caviar Manicure” kits. The kits are a one-stop-shop as they consist of a nail lacquer and beads. Presently, you have your pick of three colors – multi (rainbow), white (mother of pearl), and black (black pearls). We’re sure more hues will be offered as demand increases. The kits will be available in the US this April at your friendly, neighborhood Sephora.
Doubt you can create the look yourself? Don’t worry, with each kit, Ciate includes the following instructions:
Still clueless? Watch the video below to view a Caviar Manicure being performed.
We like! Over at Fashionista, they’re wondering if this three-dimensional trend will be the new glitter. Maybe. Maybe not. One thing for certain is that, like its sparkly counterpart, it will be a pain in the neck to remove. Still, what’s a little extra elbow grease in exchange for some fly digits?
Are you excited to try the caviar manicure? Give us your thoughts in the comments!
Source: photos and video via Ciate
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