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5 Popular Piercing Trends To Follow

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Piercings are a great accessory that can really lift an outfit but they are quite tricky. If you don’t match your piercings well with the rest of the outfit or you choose piercings that aren’t quite right for you, it can ruin your look entirely. Certain people can pull off more piercings than others and they’ll look fine with lots of large pieces, but other people need to go for something more understated.

 

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Trends in piercings change quickly as well so it’s important that you change your piercings regularly to stay relevant. If you’ve been wearing the same few pairs of earrings for as long as you can remember, it might be time for a change. These are some of the latest trends in piercings to give you some inspiration.

 

Layering Lobe Piercings

The earlobes are the most common place to get a piercing and most people tend to wear either a small stud in the lobes or maybe something a bit larger like a dangly statement piece. But one of the latest trends is layering your lobe piercings on top of one another. Instead of just one single piercing or a few that are layered horizontally, a lot of people are stacking them vertically instead.

If you’re going to go for this look, you have to balance the two earrings well. Obviously, you can’t wear two dangly earrings over the top of one another because they’re just going to look messy. But if you pair a dangly earring with a nice understated stud above it, it looks great. You can also use two or three rings in an ascending pattern up the lobe, just make sure that they’re colours and designs that compliment one another well.

 

Rook Piercings

In the past, earlobe piercings were considered the norm and anything outside of that wasn’t always considered fashionable in the mainstream. But in the years since, cartilage piercings have become a lot more popular and people are using more interesting constellations of piercings rather than one simple piercing on the lobe. But it’s only in the last few years that rook piercings have become more popular. The rook is the area of the ear right in the centre, and a lot of people use it as the centrepiece for the rest of their piercings. It’s also the ideal accessory for a work outfit because you can easily cover it with your hair if needs be, but if you want to display it then you can tuck your hair behind your ears.

 

Orbital Piercings

Orbital piercings are a trend that has been around for a while but they’re only now entering mainstream fashion. An orbital piercing is one single piece of jewellery that connects two piercings. In the past, things like dangling chains were popular orbital piercings but they’re not particularly elegant and they aren’t ideal if you want a more formal understated look. But there are some great pieces of orbital jewellery that are a bit more stylish than a large chain.

 

 

 

Jewelled Septum Piercings

Septum piercings, often referred to as the bull ring piercing, are a popular nose piercing that is more widespread than ever. It was traditionally associated with a more edgy punk look but now people of all different styles are using it. One of the latest trends is a jewelled nose ring for septum piercings instead of a plain one. When you’re trying to put an outfit together and you’ve got a septum piercing, you can choose a nice ring with a coloured jewel that matches with the colours in the rest of your outfit. It’s a better way to incorporate your piercings into the outfit and tie it all together.

 

Belly Button Piercings

Belly button piercings or navel piercings used to be so popular but they fell out of fashion for a while, especially in older people. There was a preconception about belly button piercings that you can have them when you’re young and once you pass the age of 25, but that’s just not true. If you pick the right piece of jewellery for your piercing, a navel piercing can look very elegant and classy, which is why they’re coming back into fashion. Belly button piercings are becoming more popular with people of all ages and there is a lot more choice when it comes to buying jewellery for your belly button piercings. Small hoops, in particular, are very popular right now.

 

Piercings are a great way to accessorize if you get it right. Just follow these popular piercing trends and you’ll be able to give your outfits a boost.

 

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Fashion Blogs I Love Reading

As a fashion blogger, I am forever reading fashion blogs. It is always a joy when I find a fashion blog with great content. I can read such blogs for hours at a stretch and not be bored. Especially when the blog has been around for years. There are always so many beautiful outfits to look at.

Here are some of my current favourite fashion blogs –

 

MOJ IN TOUCH

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I have been reading Moji’s blog for years now and I love her content. Her fashion blog category is filled with amazing outfit ideas. She has a great sense of fashion and a good eye for stunning pieces and accessories. If you are after lovely outfit ideas, you need to check out MOJ IN TOUCH for some style inspiration. She is definitely the Style Queen!

 

 

The Fashion Engineer

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I have been reading Sayedero’s blog for many years now. Her blog has evolved over time but her content is always a refreshing read. I love her stylish sense of fashion. She knows what looks good on her and has the confidence to style anything and make it look amazing. I enjoy reading her blog – The Fashion Engineer. You can check it out for fashion inspiration and much more.

 

Somodishly Chic

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Somodishly Chic is one fashion blog I really enjoy reading. I have been following and reading Sade’s blog for many years. Her personal style is so cool. She is effortlessly stylish. Her outfits are always on point and she makes it look dead easy. I love whatever she puts on. She slays on every style post. You can have a look at her style on her amazing fashion blog – Somodishly Chic.

 

I Want You To Know

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This is another fashion blog I really like. I Want You To Know is run by Kristabel. It is one of the first Fashion Blogs I discovered in my early blogging days. I love her quirky sense of fashion. It is so different from what you see around and I like it. Her personal style is a breath of fresh air. You can check out her blog for some outfit inspiration.

 

In My Sunday Best

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I have only just discovered this blog thanks to a link I found on Kristabel’s blog, and I love it. In My Sunday Best is run by a pretty lady called Sade. I have been busy scrolling through her blog, and I love her style category. The photography on the blog is amazing and her outfits are well put together. You should check it out!

 

Do you enjoy reading fashion blogs? I also cover beauty on Fashion and Style Police, so I will be sharing beauty blogs I enjoy reading in a bit.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. Have a great week.

 

It’s About Time We Had a Civilized Discussion About Fur Coat

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It’s often difficult to have a civilized debate about real fur as it quickly spirals into something nasty. This is mainly due to the fact that anti-fur advocates passionately defend their stance and can sometimes miss the broader picture.

In this post, we are not going to talk about the negatives of fur. That’s something that has already been covered about in plenty of posts. Instead, we are going to present the other side of the story that often goes unheard.

The first thing you need to know that wearing and manufacturing fur coats in the United States is not illegal. In fact, you can even buy men’s fur coats online.  

While wearing fur is completely legal, slinging red paint on someone’s coat because they are wearing fur is illegal. So is verbally assaulting someone for wearing fur.

Another misconception about fur is that it somehow contributes to the very real concern of animals going extinct. When it reality habitat destruction, pollution, and release of exotic invasive species are the main culprits.

Ethical fur coat manufacturers source pelts from farms and ranches. That’s because farming ensures a steady supply of high-quality pelts and is more sustainable in the long run than going hunting. It’s not in the interest of manufacturers to destroy the natural habitat or deplete the population of the very animals they depend on to earn their living. There are also strictly enforced laws pertaining to trapping animals in the wild. While China has little to no laws to protect animals, there are laws in the United States and Europe to prevent animal cruelty.

 

Our Biased Approach to Animal Farming

Do you feel guilty about buying a leather jacket? If not, then you shouldn’t feel guilty buying fur coats. There is no debate that animal farms that involve killing animals are cruel. The very act of killing an animal can never be “humane”. However, we tend to focus our attention to farms that involve killing cute furry animals. We don’t care about how we treat chickens, cows, lambs, pigs, crocodiles, and other animals we farm for food.

The popular argument justifying that these farms are okay is because they are for food production. We need food to survive, so it’s okay. However, we also need coats to shield ourselves from freezing temperatures.

Both in terms of meats and winter fur coats, there are non-animal alternatives. We can choose to have tofu instead of chicken just as we can choose to buy a faux fur coat instead of buying the real thing. The only difference is faux fur coats also comes with its own baggage of negatives.

 

Faux Fur is Not All Sunshine and Rainbows

While it doesn’t involve killing animals directly, the production process of faux fur is anything but clean. The production of synthetic fur requires petrochemicals and massive amounts of energy. The coats are not biodegradable and can take thousands of years to break down. This puts a lot of pressure on already overloaded landfills. The production process of faux fur is also highly polluting. The dumping of waste materials, as well as high energy demands, can cause severe environmental damage, which contributes to habitat destruction and in turn extinction of animal species.

 

Manufacturing of real fur coat demands much less energy and space. It causes little to no pollution and the end product is completely biodegradable.

There is also the question of quality. While real fur coats provide excellent protection against extreme cold weather, most faux fur coats often prove to be inadequate.

Whether you choose to buy a faux fur coat or a real fur coat still remains your call. However, we do hope that this post encourages you to think and discuss the issue in a constructive manner. Feel free to leave your comments below to start an honest discussion.

 

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