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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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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.

 

Fashion Trends You Should Look Out For in 2019

We’re about to step into a new year and as always, the New Year ushers in new fashion trends. Since we’re about to wind down 2018, it is always good to be prepared well ahead to welcome the new fashion and style trends.

2019 promises to be a very interesting year with a lot of interesting pieces. You may have seen some of the fashion items in this list. However, by the time we enter into the New Year these pieces will very popular.

 

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So you won’t be far behind in the upcoming trends, I put together a list of fashion trends you’ll see in 2019. Here are fashion trends you should look out for 2019.

 

  1. Eco-friendly outfits

There has been a lot of news about eco-friendly fashion. So it’s not much of a surprise that eco-friendly fashion will be a leading trend in 2019. As more people are moving towards being very conscious of the environment, more people will be stocking eco-friendly pieces in their wardrobe.

Eco-friendly outfits are outfits made of materials that are biodegradable. They cause less havoc to the environment. Oftentimes, these eco-friendly materials are produced by ethical brands who have the interest of the environment at heart.

As more people are becoming more conscious of the environment, we’re definitely going to see more people wearing eco-friendly pieces.

 

  1. Silk and satin tops

2019 will witness the comeback of silk and satin tops. Although they were quite popular in the year 2000, there has been a recent interest in those pieces. You may have seen silk and satin tops show up in some stores and even seen some people wearing them. But expect more of these next year as their popularity is bound to increase.

Silk and satin tops are usually sold in form of camisoles making it a great piece to layer with your jeans for a casual look or trousers for a more corporate look.

 

  1. Pleated skirts

Pleated skirts have been known to be versatile pieces. 2019 seems like it will be a year of variety in the fashion scene. Pleated skirts have the ability to help you achieve comfort and still be chic at the same time.

In 2019 we will see a lot of pleated skirts of all shapes and sizes. So whether you choose to rock a maxi pleated skirt or a mini pleated skirt, just know that you’ll be covered with this versatile piece throughout 2019.

 

  1. Sequin jumpsuits

Jumpsuits have been a favourite in the fashion industry. In 2019 jumpsuits will be a trend but with a little twist. It appears that more people will want to add some glitter to their wardrobe with sequin jumpsuits.

Sparkly sequin jumpsuits are fun and stylish. They are definitely the “it” pieces for parties and other festive events. Of course as the season demands, there will be more practical variations that you can wear on more casual occasions. But if you’re one who’s into having fun, then this is the fashion trend you should look out for.

 

What do you think of these fashion trends for 2019? Are you looking forward to styling them? Please sound off in the comments section.

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