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Fashion Inspiration – The 80s Fashion

I was born in the middle of the 80s, so I am quite passionate about the 80s fashion. The fashion and style of that decade has a special place in my heart. For those who are nota ware, the 80s fashion is all about shoulder pads, polka dots, bold style, colours, and silhouettes. It was an era filled with ripped tights, biker jackets, oversized blazers and poof skirts. The fashion back then felt and looked completely different from what we have now especially for women’s fashion. The designs and colours were so bold and fierce. Women felt and looked strong wearing them.

If I could go back in time to a particular era, it will definitely be the 1980s. Here are some of the pieces courtesy of Harper Bazaar you would have probably worn back in the 1980s –

Green blouse with shoulder pads over a black leotard.

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I wore pieces with shoulder pads well into the 90s. It was one of those fashion trends that just didn’t go away quickly which was great because I had the time to play around with the trend. Shoulder pads have a way of making the outfit pop pop out even more. This piece right here is so very pretty. The green colour is stunning and the design is so bold. I am loving it!

Polka dot dress, red wide-brim hat and matching belt

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This is another piece from the 80s I really like. I was and still am a huge fan of polka dots. They’re so feminine and pretty. I love the way she is wearing this piece. The accessories take the outfit to a whole new level. It is simple but effortlessly chic.

I am happy to see current trends being hugely influenced by the 80s fashion. The big shoulders are somewhat back, the underwear as outerwear trend is really back and so is the oversized jewellery look.

What do you think of the 80s fashion? Are you a fan?

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The Upcoming Rave and Festival Fashion Trends for 2020!

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The year 2019 is coming to an end, so we are already looking at our festive or holiday season. We have checked off the upcoming festival fashion trends to wear on rave parties. There are no specified rules when it comes to rave and festival fashion outfits. Shopping online is the best thing to do when it comes to festival clothing, rave outfits, and rave gear. iHeartRaves is one of the leading websites to inspire high-quality festive clothing and individual creativity. Read this article to get to know about upcoming trends for 2020.

 

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Power of Neon Colors

The bright neon colors are a real thing for many young women. It won’t be wrong to say that neon trends were all over this Fashion Week. The power of neon has drawn its inspiration from old-school fashion. This 1980s trend have made a remarkable comeback on the runways. The French fashion designer, Marine Serre, demonstrated the bold color rave culture. It’s an obvious call for individuals’ attention and reactions. The neon color splash is a huge contemporary trend from hair to nails to clothing. Women have pulled off great festival fashion looks by using the power of neon. Literally, I cannot wait what 2020 has to offer for neon collection!

 

Checkers Mode

The checker is all about black and white check prints. This strong classic pattern will be coming back for the year 2020. In my opinion, the best thing about this minimalistic design is that you can create amazing looks. It is relatively easy to mix and match with any color, shoe design, and different type of accessories. You can either go for formal and casual looks with checker prints. It all depends on your personal sense of styling.

 

 

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All Matchy-Matchy

According to well-reputed fashion designers, too much matching from head-to-toe is not a good thing. I agree that monochromatic is a boring thing to go for but, it works for festival fashion clothing. Ladies pick out one pattern or one color to create a whole look. This scheme is an incredible idea for generating a lovely harmonious masterpiece. Matching ravel clothing for women is going to be a thing in 2020.

 

Glowing World

The shine and glow are going to rule the next year as well. I am sure you do not want to miss out glowing rave and shiny festival outfits. The white and neon-colored clothes is a good idea to wear for backlight parties. These glow-in-the-dark colors can promptly boost your mood in the holiday season. The reflective pieces from glowing in the night and shining in the sun are going to be an eye-catching trend. You can wear funky jewelry to add more sparkles to your look.

 

Fishnets

It won’t be wrong to say that fishnets are here to stay for the long run. They never go out-of-date and has made it way for the next year as well. This trend has always standout in other areas of rave and festival clothing. Fishnets come in socks, dresses, leggings, tops, crop tops, and even full bodysuits. Rave clothing websites and in-stores have added lovely fishnet designs to shop. These pieces have a high demand and sell out quickly. Fishnets are well-adopted outfit to wear for fun day.

 

What do you think of these festival fashion trends for 2020? Are you excited about any?

How many garments do we really need in our wardrobes?

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Shopping no longer feels as guilt free as it used to back in the day. A lot has changed now and we consumers tend to think twice before splashing out on new pieces and accessories. Times have changed and we have all had to adjust to the new times. I no longer shop like I used to a few years ago, and I think twice before I add any new additions to my wardrobe.  But the question remains – How many garments do we really need in our wardrobes? Let’s see if I can break this down –

 

How many garments do we really need in our wardrobes?

Many of us think it is easier to shop for men than for women, but it is pretty much the same process most of the time. I remember being shocked back in 2017 when it was revealed that British women spend an average of £74 per month on clothes compared to British men who spend an average of £100. That same study also revealed that the average man owns about 56 pieces of clothing but only wears about 62% of these regularly. Women on the other hand own 95 but only wear 59%.

 

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Tops and blouses

With tops, the best way to go is to have about six to ten pieces per wardrobe. Having said that, this is just an estimate. The amount of tops you would need in your wardrobe depends on your lifestyle, employment, budget and so on, but it is a guide to go by. I like to mix and match my tops with other pieces to create different looks. This works great for me and I find I get more wear out of each and every piece that way.

 

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Pants, skirts and shorts

With pants, I like to have about six to eight of them in my wardrobe. That way I always have options but not too many that I forget about them. One denim expert recommended having about three pairs of jeans in the wardrobe and it makes perfect sense! There is no point having over ten or twenty pairs of jeans in your wardrobe. It is likely you won’t be able to wear half of the jeans most of the time.

It also makes sense to make some room for skirts and shorts especially in the summer months. I like to have a couple of these each for when the weather allows.

 

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Outerwear is key

Having a great quality outerwear is very important. They are great wardrobe assets as they can help finish off any look. I like to have about 4 outerwear pieces. The key to getting your outwear pieces to stay with you for awhile is to invest a bit more in them. I always recommend at least two casual jackets, one waterproof jacket and one or two blazers in different designs.

Blazers are particularly important as they can take you from the office to the restaurant effortlessly. You can put on a blazer for a meeting at work underneath a stunning dress shirt, or top and skirt for example.

 

 

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Shoes are made for walking

Shoes are super important. They have the power to take an outfit to a whole new level, and they can also completely ruin an outfit. I must confess, O like to have a couple of pairs in my wardrobe but you don’t really need as many pairs of shoes as you think you need. Three good pairs of shoes would work for many – One pair of smart shoes for work and events, one pair of boots for when the weather demands, and a pair of trainers for casual outings.

 

So how many garments do we really need in our wardrobes?

I would say between 18 – 25 garments. At the end of the day, this is just a guide. You may need more or less depending on the weather, lifestyle, budget and space. I hope this post helps you rethink every new wardrobe purchase you want to make. Have a great week.

 

 

 

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