Trending: Blazing Neon

ASOS DESIGN Hayward clear block heeled mule in neon from ASOS.com

So it’s safe to say neon will be a trend to try right now because of its more recent popularity. I’ve seen a number of designers, stylish celebrities, and fashion enthusiasts alike embrace this striking color trend. Designers, such as Jeremy Scott and Prabal Gurung, have created full ensembles featuring blazing oranges, bubblegum pinks, and luminescent greens. Fast fashion brands have also gravitated to the trend, creating full collections with neon colors being the focal point of their designs.

We are readily prepared for bright hues to be fused with street wear, suiting, and evening wear once again in the high fashion world this year. But how do we bring the trend to our daily wardrobe? Let me show you some surefire ways to integrate the neon trend into your closet.

If you’re anything like me, neon colors are ones you associate with the 80’s and decade themed events. I’ve only more recently seen a few zesty neon garments and looks that have intrigued my desire to take the trend on myself. So below I’ve provided a few simple tips and inspirational looks featuring the neon color trend.

Do striking neon outerwear and pair it with black to make the neon color(s) the focal point of your look.

Do make use of a neon accessory to pull your entire look together, even when the color is featured in the pieces you’re wearing.

Do a neon top or bottom with more muted hues to color block your outfit.

Do add just one pop of neon with a printed ensemble. You’ll be sure to turn heads.

If you’re wanting to take a some new fashionable risks this year, the neon color trend is one I suggest you try. Sound off in the comments below and tell me what you think about the neon colors!

Make it Pop with a Statement Shoe!

Balenciaga Knife Velvet Sock Boots from Net-a-porter.com

Statement shoes are an integral part of your closet. You always need a few shoes that can give your outfit an upgrade. Whether it’s a shoe choice with an accent color, print, or design, a bold shoe will bring your look to life with minimal effort.

Bronx Black Leather Heeled Western Boots from Asos.com
Vagabond Katlin Sister Leather Pointed Loafer from Asos.com

ASOS DESIGN wide fit Eliza Heeled Sock Boots in Snake Print from Asos.com

The purpose of a statement shoe is to fuse your look together while accentuating your shoes. Pairing an intricate shoe with your outfit enhances your garments and gives your look distinctiveness. The statement shoes you wear become the focal point for your outfit and will certainly elevate your ensemble.

An elaborate shoe gives you a plethora of outfit options. Additionally, statement shoes allow you to effortlessly put your look together. Injecting statement shoes within your wardrobe is a great investment. Below you’ll see the same shoes and jeans used for 3 different looks with different tops.

A major benefit of owning a few statement shoes is that it makes selecting looks much easier. Your outfit does not have to include outrageous, larger than life, garments. You can literally rock a tee and jean combo paired with an exaggerated shoe, and your outfit will pop. Statement shoes make choosing an outfit less complicated.

Statement shoes are vital to your wardrobe. Not only do they add versatility, they simplify building your look. Step outside of your usual shoe choices and opt for a statement shoe. It’s okay to be a bit over the top every once in a while!

New Year’s Eve Party Statement Style- Four Simple Last Minute Style and Beauty Tips

Give the mantra “New Year, New Me” a brand new meaning with my four last minute style and beauty tips!

So it’s New Year’s Eve and you have run out of time to find the perfect outfit for tonight. Your hair isn’t done, your nails aren’t done, and you don’t have an appointment with a makeup artist who is probably booked up! It could be that you’ve been working a lot or you’ve just been on the go nonstop. Whatever the reason, you are trying to pull something together last minute. Here are some tips that will help you pull together a look with a short amount of time before the countdown begins.

NYE outfits are all about sparkle and sequins. These style statements are the obvious choice for a party before the New Year! You can do a sparkly accessory with jewel studded tights, a clutch, or jewelry with a solid color dress you purchase or already own! You could also find a sparkly or bejeweled statement shoe to upgrade your look. You find these items at any clothing store right now.

All Over Mini Jewels Clutch from DSW
Imnaha Clutch purse from ALDO
Diamond statement hosiery from Collections by T.Dish
Moonlight Drop Earrings from Nordstrom
Betsey Johnson Metallic Bow Detail Prince Pumps from Dillard’s

Book an appointment with a local makeup artist (if they aren’t booked) or a store that offers free full face makeup with a purchase. Or check out the latest YouTube tutorial and get to work. A glittery eye or shimmering lip can make your look pop!

See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow from Sephora.com
Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer by Fenty Beauty from Sephora.com

Bedazzle your nails with jewels or glitter from your local beauty supply store or drugstore. You can even purchase pre manicured press on nails with any design you’d like! It’s only one day and your nails can make a statement for a bargain with ease.

Dashing Diva Magic Press Press On Manicure from Sally Beauty
Broadway Nails Impress Press-on manicure from Target.com

Try something different with your hair. Do an updo with a simple high ponytail or bun. If you’re rocking braids, add beads, jewels, or ribbon to them. Do a sleek low bun or ponytail and add rhinestone hair clips to the side. You can even purchase a wig with blunt bob cut or curly tresses and try these looks with your natural hair. YouTube tutorials can be your friend here also! Whatever you choose, make sure you’re trying something new for the new year!

Image of singer, Ciara, from Instagram.com account

With these four last minute tips, you really can’t go wrong with your look tonight! If you have run out of time to truly shop or get to the hair and nail salon, you can still enter 2019 with style and sparkle. Happy New Year, statement makers!!

Holiday Style: What to Wear for the Holiday Festivities

‘Tis the season! The holidays are here and it’s time to jazz it up for all the Christmas gatherings and parties this year. Don’t limit yourself to ugly Christmas sweaters and Santa hats. Let’s explore some different chic outfit ideas to wear for your special holiday event.

If you’re attending a holiday office party, you can’t go wrong if you opt for an a-line, midi, or fit and flare dress. A two piece suit would also be a great choice for this type of event. I suggest keeping your look tasteful because you’re still among colleagues. Don’t show too much skin and consider your company’s dress code for the event. Also keep in mind the colors and textures of your garments when it comes to outfit selection. You want your look to reflect the holiday theme.

Vince Camuto Brocade Fit and Flare Dress from Macy’s

ASOS Design Suit in Golden Jacquard from ASOS

ASOS Design Curve Embellished Smock Dress from ASOS

Believe or Knot Long Sleeve Slater Dress from Lulu’s
ASOS design Tailored Occasion Satin Suit from ASOS
Mixed Jumpsuit with Lace from Zara
Lingerie-Style Dress from Zara

Sies Marjan Noemi Draped Silk-Satin Midi Dress from Net-a-porter

Depending on how formal or informal your family is on Christmas Day will determine what you wear. For a more formal affair, opt for midi or maxi dresses paired with heels. If you want to dress up but you plan to lounge around on that day, choose a sweater dress, a cardigan with jeans paired with boots, or a chunky sweater paired with trousers or a skirt.

Norma Kamali Stretch Velvet Gown from Net-a-porter

ASOS Midi Dress with Long Sleeve embellished bodice from ASOS
Sparkle Maxi Dress with Wrap Skirt from Eloqui
Micha Lounge Knitted Sweater Dress from ASOS

Zara Animal Print Sweater from Zara

Red Knitted Laguna Yarn Cardigan from Pretty Little Thing

Premium Cream V neck Boyfriend Sweater form Missguided US

Now we do have those holiday themed events at dance clubs that we like attend after spending time with family. If you’re looking to be the fashion it girl at the party, opt for jumpsuits and dresses with a plunge neckline, body con dresses with luxe shimmer, or any ensemble in velvet or sequin.

Sierra Silver Off-Shoulder Dress from Fashion to Figure
Peace+Love Teal Drape Sequin Dress from Missguided US

Cecile Bronze Jumpsuit from Fashion to Figure

Burgundy Crushed Velvet Blazer Dress from Pretty Little Thing

ASOS DESIGN with Plunge Neck and Peg Leg from ASOS

Celebrate the holidays in style this year! Let me know what you think of these outfit selections in the comments below.

Dress It Up with Snake Print

Snake print is a hot ‘fashion do’ trend for this fall and winter. Versatile, edgy, and fashion forward, snake print is what you should be wearing this season.

In general, animal prints have had a strong year in fashion this season. One of the prints that took over the fashion world this year was snake print! Powerhouse fashion designers and fast fashion brands have included it in their 2018 collections and I must say, I’m somewhat obsessed. It has dethroned leopard print as the “go-to” print for us fashion girls and boys. Snake print is as equally quintessential as leopard. Whether you are wearing a snake print garment or fashion accessory, it’ll spice up your look!

I strongly suggest you pick a few snake print pieces for your closet. Accessories and shoes in this print are perfect for adding a “pop of print” to your look. Don’t be afraid to pull out all the stops with a snake print dress, trench coat, top, or pants! You will definitely stand out in a crowd and make the perfect statement with any look that involves this print. There’s no need to overthink how to rock the snake print trend. Below are a few inspirational looks curated by me to show you ways to wear  snake print.

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Will you be trying out snake print this winter? Let me know! Comment below.