Asos

While chatting with a friend, he told me about a website called Asos. I’ve never heard of this site before and decided to check it out. Its to die for! They have the cutest clothes, accessories, shoes and much more. Asos is a fashionable online clothing store that has been up and running since 2011. The site had grown over the years and had received positive press from Marie Claire, The Times, and Esquire Magazine and more. Asos provides customers with over 850 brands for men and women!

Check It Out –> www.asos.com

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Wedges and Socks?

This is a cute little trend started last fall. Wedges and socks ? Yes my dear your eyes are correct.

This look can be worn in the summer or autumn time. Wearing strappy wedges are the best with bold colored socks or opaque tights.Are you someone who racks up on summer sandals and not winter shoes, NO PROBLEM! As long as you have at least 3 versatile wedge heels you can wear them with socks or tights on a chilly autumn night or a hot summer day.

Color Blocking Comeback

If you haven’t noticed, a lot of old styles are becoming new once again. But one style that is catching my eye is color blocking.

What is colorblocking? Well exactly what it sounds like. Dressing solid colors with one another, usually its only 3 colors that are used. Basically this trend is bringing back simply chic. You dont ALWAYS need bold prints, or sparkly fabrics to look fabulous. Simple colors paired together can make an outfit pop.

Lets take a look at the color wheel and compare it to fashion.

If you want to color block in a monochromatic (one color) color scheme, use different values of the hue. It would make you look very harmonious, restful, subtle and quiet (depending on the color you choose).

Colorblocking in an analogous color scheme (3 neighboring colors) makes you look richer and give off more fulfilled effects. Reds are hot and warm, eccentric and advance in space. Blue and its neighbors on the color wheel are cool, reductive, and recede in space.

However I am seeing alot of complementary colors being color blocked. Yellows and purples, orange and blues, reds and greens are fully intensified. These colors would make you seem lively, dynamic,exciting, and active.

So why has this trend from the 60s made its way back into the scene? Colorblocking is used to hide flaws! If you want to accuentate your hips wearing a bright neon colored skirt and a black or neutral top would do the trick.

“Generally a color blocked outfit will work best if you stick to the usual rules for your body shape. If you are pear shaped, opt for darker colors on the bottom half. If you are apple shaped avoid horizontal blocks of color around the stomach area but highlight legs with color blocks created by brightly colored tights. If you are hourglass, a color block around the waist is a great way of highlighting it and drawing attention to you womanly figure.” – Indian Makeup & Beauty Blog

Spruce Up Your Denim Jackets

Related to my previous post about bringing denim back, there are ways that you can design your old denim jackets and make them look great.

This denim vest has spikes, and pink fringe shoulders. Giving off a military look, no? The vest features a Louis Vuitton cut-out studded to the vest instead of being sewn on. Creativity on this on a scale of 1-5, I give this a 4.

This awesome rugged vest is another one that caught my eye. It has spiky studs and a pirate patch in the front. But in the back the panel of cheetah print is very different! I love this 5!

Balmain Jacket

Now this is a Balmain jacket, no it is not a denim jacket but it is an intresting way to decorate one.  It has silver flat circular studs and safety pins accents with an American Flag patchwork print on the back. This jacket is very creative and original, giving off a very vintage look. On a scale of 1-5 I give this jacket a supersized 5!

Look at that sleeve! Its full of my favorite type of studs: pyramid.  This jacket is flashy and will certainly turn heads as you walk by. Notice that the front of this denim jacket is bleached…alot! When it comes to bleaching denim or any kind of fabric, add a little water to dilute the bleach so overtime the clothes dont become ruined. The more durable the jacket the better! If you look closley the jacket has safety pin accents as well. I have a fetish for edgy looks, and this jacket is definitely giving this model one. I rate this jacket a 5!

All in all, don’t throw out those old denim jackets and shirts you have. If you have a creative eye for style then you most certainly can bring them back to life. Using studs, spikes, bleach, fabric paint, other fabric, and many more things you can find in your local craft store.

Hello world!

Hello!  Nice of you to come and explore my blog.  Let me introduce myself. My name is DeAnn Harte, last name pronounced (heart). I am 19 years old and this is my first real blog. A few words to describe myself: silly, funny, creative, friendly, and passionate. I am currently a Sophomore at Centenary College, NJ, studying Fashion Merchandising.  After I graduate I want to become a Fashion Event Coordinator and a Stylist.

Now I just recently had the epiphany that I wanted to become a stylist last week. I just love fashion, and I am fascinated by the way people dress. Its one of the ways people can express themselves. Some people write poetry, others get tattoos, and some do it by dressing a certain way. Fashion has no definite definition to me because what you might think is NOT fashion, someone else sees it AS being so.  This famous quote basically gives my viewpoint of fashion, “‘Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel. Yes that just about sums it up!

So with that being said, im very happy to be launching my new blog. Most of what you will see here is fashion of course, and other quirky, random things, because…well…. I just think its interesting hehe. I will try to  update as much as possible, to give you guys a feel of the kind of person I am, and how I feel about fashion.

Enjoy!