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Spring Fashion Trends

Spring is here and just as every season comes with its temperature, it also comes with its fashion and style trends. So here is your ‘heads up post’, thank me later.

It is quite exciting to find out how far different items of clothing can evolve into something new, different, bold and spectacular. This spring is no exception.

So far, the spring fashion trends have shown a new height to creativity, there is a burst of colour, assortments of pattern and cuts.

For all the fashion conscious ones among us, some of the combinations you will see in this article may not come as much of a surprise, as some of the trends have showed up in one form or another in 2016. But of course, 2017 will come with its own kind of twists.

Here are some of the fashion trends you should look out for this spring.

  1. Stylish stripes

It seems like we’re going to be seeing a heavy dose of stripes this spring. The stripes make a great fashion statement especially when the stripes are moving in other directions other than the conventional horizontal or vertical stripes. This stripe trend also fits right into summer.

  1. Shoulders that make a statement

It is amazing to see how far fashion designers can go with what they can do in enhancing the shoulders. From off-shoulders and shoulder cuts to asymmetrical designs that fall over the shoulder and bold shoulders, there is hardly a style that has not been tried. And this spring, the shoulder trend is a single shoulder cut, so look around for that if you like.

  1. Bright cheerful colours

Spring has always been known to be a cheerful season. So seeing bright colours as part of the 2017 spring fashion trend was not surprising. Vibrant colours like yellow, and soft pastel colours like pink, seem to be some of the favourites this spring.

Bright colours have always made a statement and work great in the spring.

  1. Flashback to the 80’s

The iconic 80’s fashion is one that can never grow old. The 80’s outfits have been able to touch all the details that give definition to every piece. Floral patterns are bold against the backdrop of the bright spring vibes. Aside from the patterns, the interesting cuts that show of some skin have made its way to a good number of ensembles.

What are your thoughts on these spring fashion trends? Will you be rocking any of them?

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How Brows Became the Beauty Obsession of the Decade

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I’ve noticed a lot of news and tutorials about how to groom your eyebrows. It’s interesting how so many women are growing extremely conscious of their eyebrows. Thank you Cara Delevingne. I’ve even read an article that women can spend an average of £200million a year in eyebrow grooming alone! Can you imagine that?
Now we have eyebrow transplants to add some hair to the scanty eyebrows. There’s also something called mircoblading which is a process that resembles tattooing hair; like strokes that resemble hair on your eyebrow. That’s only part of it! How about the pencils, colours, gels, brushes and treatments specially made for eyebrows? There are even many makeup artists who specialize in eyebrows only!
But what is with this craze for perfect” eyebrows? Why are women willing to spend so much to get their eyebrows right?

 

A Fashion Statement

I think it is because there are the new fashion statement. A show me your brows, and I tell you who you are sort of thread.

Brows Define the Face
Our eyebrows define our face, and can enhance our beauty when done properly. Eyebrows play a prominent role when it comes to enhancing your beauty. A flawless looking face will always be put off-balance if the eyebrows are not done well.
Brows Are A Reflection of the Current Fashion Trends
Eyebrows have evolved over time.  Each era has a unique set of eyebrows to match. For example, in the 20’s pencil thin eyebrows were considered popular. Currently, bolder eyebrows seem to be the hottest trend.
It is just like the same way everyone wants to make sure they stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends when it comes to clothing items. Since eyebrows play a prominent role in our appearance, it’s only “logical” to stay in tuned with the current trends. And since no one wants to be left out, the obsession with eyebrows will continue as long as the thread continues.
Brows are a sign of femininity
One of the facial features that usually set us apart from men is the fine arch of our eyebrows. Maintaining your eyebrows is a way to accentuate your feminine side. Having bushy eyebrows (something usually associated with men) may make you feel/look less feminine.
It actually has an impact on the way people see you. Sometimes it defines your type of person. Some women have been criticized for the way they maintain their eyebrows, especially those with full eyebrows and those with very thin eyebrows.
Brows are a means of expression
You know how you instinctively raise your eyebrows when you’re surprised? Or how they come closer together in the centre when you’re angry?
Eyebrows can powerfully convey your emotions. For this reason, when we want to decode one’s facial expressions, we have the tendency to pay attention to their eyes/eyebrows.

I think the brow obsession will continue for at least another decade. I won’t say I am obsessed with my eyebrows, I would say I am very much in love with them and I like to see them well-groomed. What do you think? Are you obsessed with your eyebrows?

Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading.

4 Fashion Faux Pas to Avoid

I see many ‘fashionistas’ walking around in outfits they have no business wearing and I find it quite funny sometimes. It makes me wonder if they took a good look at themselves in a mirror before leaving the house. Some fashion mistakes truly make me cringe and I usually have to stop myself from letting the shock of the outfit show on my face. It can be quite hard on some days.

Here are the top 4 Fashion Faux Pas to avoid:

 

Animal Print Overload

Wearing Animal Print pieces from head to toe is a common fashion faux pas, and I wonder why. It is one fashion mistake you should avoid making except you are Cookie.

I love wearing Animal Prints. I think they are edgy and stylish, and I find them so easy to style. The best way to style animal print pieces is to wear 1/2 animal print pieces and pacify them with plain pieces like I have done below.

Leopard Print Outfit Picture

Nothing Clothing Company Poncho

 

Visible Bra Steps

Visible bra steps are a no-no for me except they are deliberately visible. I see so many women walking around with visible straps, and some wear pieces that cling so bad, I cam actually see the outline of the bra. Some do not wear bras altogether, and they walk around with visible nipples. This is a fashion no-no. It looks horribly wrong, it makes me wonder why? A great outfit can be ruined by visible underwear.

I am not a fan of this trend, but there are many ways to stylishly show off your bras, if that is your intention.

There should be no reason to show off your nipples.

Go for bras in different designs, so you have the right bras for various outfits.

 

Too-Tight Clothing

Clothes that look too tight a Fashion Faux Pas. Get measured and go for the clothes that fit correctly. Tight clothes look so wrong.

 

Creased-up Mess

Clothes do not look good wrinkled so make use of a good steam iron. If you are like me and you hate ironing or you are not good at it, go for pieces made from fabrics that do not crease as much.

 

What do you think of these 4 Fashion Faux Pas? Are you guilty of any one?