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Outfit of the Week: Sept 14th

Courtesy of The Fancy Pants Report blog
Courtesy of The Fancy Pants Report blog

This week’s outfit of the week goes to a fun, fall look featured on the Fancy Pants Report blog. The oversized patterned knit cardigan is the perfect statement piece for a classic chic look. Her faded blue jeans with a light pink top add a splash of color while the cardigan adds the delightful pattern. She accessorizes very minimally with a long delicate gold necklace. Last but not least, she gives the look some extra flavor by wearing a burgundy hat. Check out the outfit created below to see how you can get a similar look!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

Sweater: Swell ($45.18), T-shirt: Nordstrom ($98.00), Jeans: Express ($79.90), Hat: Zumiez ($21.95), Necklace: Nordstrom ($76.80)

Outfit of the Week: Sept. 7th

Courtesy of the Sunkissed Steph blog
Courtesy of the Sunkissed Steph blog

This week’s outfit of the week goes to a look featured on the Sunkissed Steph blog. Steph looks stylish and relaxed in a button down jean miniskirt and an off-the-shoulder white long-sleeve top. This minimalist look combines the hottest trendy clothing with basic black leather accessories. The black loafers will keep you feeling comfortable and looking cute all day long whether you’re running to work or racing to class. The black handbag adds a sophisticated touch that is suitable for day or night! Check out the outfit created below to see you can get a similar look for this fall!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

Top: Pacsun ($26.95), Skirt: Forever 21 ($17.90), Handbag: Via Spiga at Bloomingdales ($368.00), Shoes: Steve Madden ($34.98)

Style and Fashion: The Cost of Clothing

How much do you spend on clothes, shoes, and accessories? Do you go for designer goods no matter how high the cost? Do you bargain hunt for the best deal possible? Or, are you somewhere in the middle?

Robert Anthony’s Elite Daily article, “20 Stylish People Reveal Just How Much Their Outfits Cost,” highlights a series of photos documenting the price each person paid for the outfit they were wearing the day they were photographed. The photographer captured snapshots of pedestrians by the Lincoln Center in New York City during Fashion Week.

Each person held up a sign with the price of their outfit and flashed it to the photographer, who took a photo of them. It’s amazing to see the vast differences in price. The variety of outfits included ones that were borrowed, DIY, less than a hundred dollars, or as high as thousands of dollars.

Courtesy of Elite Daily, Click to Original Article
Courtesy of Elite Daily, Click to Original Post.

 

Courtesy of Elite Daily, Click to Original Article.
Courtesy of Elite Daily, Click to Original Post.
Courtesy of Elite Daily, Click to Original Article.
Courtesy of Elite Daily, Click to Original Post.
Courtesy of Elite Daily, Click to Original Post.
Courtesy of Elite Daily, Click to Original Post.

No matter how much you spend on fashion, your style is what truly matters. Be confident in the clothes you wear because confidence is key, not the price of a garment.

By: Stephanie Wong

Courtesy of Elite Daily, Click to Original Post.
Courtesy of Elite Daily, Click to Original Post.

Oxblood is the New Black

Have you caught on to this oxblood fashion trend yet? No, I don’t mean wearing actual ox’s blood, but wearing the color, “oxblood,” which is comparable to a blood-red or burgundy color.

Check out the Pantone oxblood red color swatch:

Oxblood Red Pantone
Oxblood Red Pantone

This color has been all over the place. It’s almost like oxblood has become the new black! So how do you wear such an interesting color?

I’m so glad oxblood is becoming a popular color in the fall. It’s definitely divine for sweater weather! Oxblood is also great for a peacoat or any other outerwear piece.

One of the best aspects of this color is that you can pair it well with almost any other color. You can wear an oxblood dress and have that be the center of attention, then just add a black belt. It also looks great with white or gold. It’ll be wonderful during the holidays with silver and even emerald. So swap that regular shade of red this fall and replace it with oxblood!

Not really used to wearing clothes in this color? No worries, that’s why accessories can help!  Start out small and then gradually make your way to oxblood colored clothes.

An oxblood watch will have you looking at your wrist and keeping track of time more than usual. Oxblood jewelry will look wonderful this fall. Are you a makeup junkie? Oxblood colored lips are SO in! The best thing is, it works on all skin types! So whether you have super pale skin (like me!) or super dark skin, this color will look great on your lips! Or maybe you’re more of a nail polish kind of girl. Oxblood colored nails are gorgeous! Plus, you can use it for Halloween to create bloody looking nail art!

If you’re already a huge fan of oxblood, tell us how you work this color! Here are some oxblood items we love:

Created on the StyleChat App
Created on the StyleChat App

 By: Stephanie Wong

Do Women Really Come In All Shapes and Sizes?

Only a few months back, the popular fast fashion retailer H&M received much backlash via social media for using a rather average sized model for their plus sized catalogue spread. After releasing images of a women who reportedly could wear a size medium and calling her a “plus sized model,” readers were outraged, exclaiming comments such as: “No wonder girls think they have to look and certain way,” and “you’re having a laugh!” One comment even read, “She’s beautiful and looks way better than the normal models.”

body types

But what does that mean, normal models? It doesn’t stop there: on calculator.net under the “Weight Loss Calculator” section you can find a body type calculator. Simply input your bust, waist, and hip measurements to find out what body shape category you fall into. Perhaps you have the shape of a banana, pear, apple, or an hourglass. It comes with the following information:

“ Please note that we only calculate the four most common body shapes for women, so your body shape may not be included among these four. In many Western countries, the “ideal” size for a woman is said to be 36″-24″-36″ 

 

Now not only do women have to worry about whether or not their size medium shirt makes them a plus sized or not, but now they have to relate themselves to the contents of a fruit basket. These are not things that women should be thinking of when they get dressed in the morning.

Women are more than their weight or body shape. We cannot change the media’s perception of the “ideal size” overnight, but we can start making a difference by ending the cattiness and competition between each other. No more skinny-shaming or fat-shaming. Once we can start to love and appreciate our bodies, we won’t be so worried about the size of someone else’s!

-Beth