Lolita fashion consists of Victorian inspired frilly dresses, ranging from innocent white to the darkest black, depending on whether the personality is Princess, Gothic, or anything else. Bloomers and knee-high socks are commonly worn, and when topped off with a coat, the overall look displays girliness and youthfulness.
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Since Laguna Moon’s cat clutch, cute statement bags in all shapes and sizes have become extremely popular among females in Japan and Asia. Now, they are becoming more and more widely used in the Western countries. The bags come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from animals to food and extremely abstract patterns and silhouettes. Not to mention, it looks great in photography! What a way to make a statement than by showing your personality through your accessories, right? And the best part is: you don’t have to work hard for it!
Nothing screams “spring awakening” than the Japanese cherry blossoms. Their arrival is long anticipated, but their time is short. Having fashion pieces, accessories, cosmetics, and cherry blossom infused hair and skin care can allow cherry blossoms to continue to stay around, even when spring is over. If you are looking for a much needed revamp in your closet, or want to add something new to your outfits, read on more after the break to see what can brighten up your wardrobe!
Okay, I know I’m not the only one who switches the TV on to ‘Vikings’ every Thursday night and see how much of a potato I am compared to Lagertha. I mean, come on! She’s the ex-wife of King Ragnar, a shield maiden and an earl. She is also a strong mother with killer style. Literally. For those of us who are not as lucky to pull off a feminine and intimidating look, let’s put together an affordable look that can give us that edge; the Viking Look.
If you haven’t had the time to update your wardrobe for the spring season, don’t fret! Making a few modifications here and there will do just the trick. The most compromising move would be revamping your footwear. Add a fresh feel to your entire look by slipping on a pair of comfortable floral sneakers! They add both functionality and style. Depending on your mood, you can go for something nude and subtle, with dark washes of color. If you are feeling it, you can even go bright with brilliant pops of color. For an extra boldness, pair your floral footwear with colorful socks! That’s sure to turn some heads.
Wearing darker hued floral sneakers work well with dark washes of denim, black pants, or even a black skirt for a seemingly polished look – almost going for that touch of vintage feel. But if that’s not your thing, you can always achieve the girl next door look by pairing a light colored pair with light denim, whites, pastels and fun colors. The best part is that you can create simple looks to trendy and stylish ones.
With warm weather right around the corner, who can stay gloomy for long? It’s time to say goodbye to dreary, dark shades and move onto the brighter side of things. And if you’re not all that comfortable with jumping right into colors, different shades of nude is the way to go.
If you’ve been itching to break out your dresses to celebrate the season, I recommend anything with neutral tones. It will brighten up your complexion and make you look radiant and fresh. Since we do not want everything to be completely understated, adding a hint of rose gold or metallic shades can really make you look glam. Pairing a flowy dress with metallic flats or loafers can give you a girly, playful look that doesn’t seem heavy or too over-the-top.
Lastly, accessories! They can make or break your look, so be cautious not to overdo it. A soft, creamy colored quilted crossbody bag will emphasize on giving your outfit that overall effortless, natural, and glam look. Also, try avoiding large or ultra dangle-y earrings and chunky pieces of jewelry altogether, as they can overwhelm the look. You don’t want to seem like you’re trying too hard, right? Instead, opt for a pair of pretty studs. In addition, a flowing, light scarf or small necklace will complete your look.
As with apparel and accessories, your makeup should compliment the nude and rosy shades. Try using creamy shades, soft taupes, and rose gold. Since the overall look is light and natural, stick to brown mascara and false lashes, if needed. For the lip you can skip heavy lipstick and go for a hydrated lip balm and nude pink lip gloss for the ultimate, plush pout.
Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with a few of my classmates to create the mood board, as seen above. Inspired by Andy Warhol, we leafed through magazines, hoping to find something to satisfy our hunger for color. From simple styles with basic solid colors to more intense patterns, vivid makeup looks and hair ideas, our plain black foam board was bound to be splashed with delicious reds, blues, and yellows.
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