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Trends You’ll See All Summer 16

The weather has broken and Summer is right around the corner! Here are some looks you’re bound to see for the next 3 months.

  
1. Capri Bodysuits – A must have this season. This bodycon suit will have you showing off those curves all summer. Style this with a long light duster, a chunky heel, and a cute pair of sunnies. (PC: @amrezy @sorellaboutique)

2. Monochromatic outfits – Colorblocking? Not this season. Keep your separates within the same color hue yet in different textures. You’ll be sure to make a statement without bold patterns.(PC: @aaliyahjay) 

 3. Dashikis – West Africa come throughhh! With this look less is more. This loose tunic works best simply on its own with a pair of thigh high boots. (PC: @stafanimilano)

 
4. Off the shoulder tops – Boat necklines are making a comeback. These tops are probably the most versatile piece on my list. Style with high waisted bottoms or denim cutoffs with a choker. (PC: @madeleinebitici)
  
5. Crochet swim – These bohemian styles are destined to make a splash this summer. The tan lines might be crazy with the monokinis but who doesn’t want to show off their summer bodies in a handcrafted suit. (PC:  @kiini) 

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Help! I Have: A Short Torso

Do you hate the fact that you have a short torso? Don’t be discouraged, EMBRACE IT! There are many ways you can the top half of your body look longer creating the illusion of a longer torso.

1. Try to avoid showing your waistline by wearing tops outside of your bottoms.

2. Wearing any type of low-rise pants: regular low-rise, ultra rise, or super ultra low-rise. It gives off the look that your torso ends where your pants begin, elongating it.

3. Wearing a monochromatic color scheme, not differentiating the color between your top and bottom half, make people look at your clothing as a whole and not different pieces.

4. Wearing long scarves tied low, or long necklaces help make your torso look longer.

Hope that helped!

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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