A Senior Denim Editor On The Jeans You’ll Be Wearing In 2018-Topshop

Jeans are a given in pretty much any wardrobeA wardrobe is a standing closet used for storing clothes.The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with closets and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly., but have you ever wondered how they got to be so integral? We talked to Sam Trotman, Senior Denim Editor at trends forecaster WGSN, about everything we ever wanted to know about denim – where denim trends come from, who has the biggest influence on denimDenim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas). and what jeans we’ll be wearing in 2018…

What does the job of Senior Denim Editor at WGSN entail?
A lot of what my job involves is mix of travelling, photojournalism, reporting and editing. As WGSN’s Senior Denim Editor, I spend my workdays travelling around the world, attending music festivals and scrolling through Instagram to find emerging brands and inspirational denim imagery. No week is ever the same. Since the start of the year I’ve been to London Fashion Week for the Fall/ Winter ’18 shows, Florence for Pitti Uomo, Paris, and Copenhagen. My main responsibilities are to delve into the lifestyles and shopping habits of denim consumers around the world and keep a close eye on denim trends, which includes everything from styling, key silhouettes, fabrics, wash and finish. Most people think of denim as just a pair of jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture., but there is a whole blue world out there with a huge cultural following around it!

Where do denim trends come from?
I think one of the key characteristics of WGSN trend forecasting is we have eyes that take in so many more visuals than the average person. When we attend fashion weeks, music festivals and events we are constantly scanning, reading and interpreting so many details, looks and items. For me that includes everything denim. You really have to be immersed in all aspects of culture to catch the next big thing. Its really about pattern recognition and connecting different elements, whether its coming from art, film, music or on the high street. I might see something that resonates with me at an exhibition and then notice the trend popping up on Instagram and then when you see it on the street you really know its happening. They say 3 is the magic number for when a trend is confirmed.

What’s going to be big in denim for 2018?
Western is something that is embedded into denim culture. Part of why jeans shifted to popular culture was because wealthy men and women in East America in the 1920s and ’30s would want to enjoy the Western experience and go on a ‘back to nature’ retreat called Dude Ranches where they would get kitted out in western gear. Since then its been rolling in and out of fashion as trends do. For 2018 this Western look is back, but less rodeo cowboy, more rodeo drive. Raf Simons has lead the way in this fresh approach to Americana style with his most recent collections with Calvin Klein, and other labels like Coach have put their own youthful spin on the trend. Western style may sound intimidating, but broken into wardrobe components, it could be just the refresher your 2018 look needs.

What’s been the most surprising trend?
The trend for really odd-looking denim! I wrote an article last year on the WGSN denim blog about how 2017 is the year of ‘weird jeans’. It was crazy to see celebrities like Kendall Jenner stepping out in her Janklets aka Jorts, Rihanna in off-the-shoulder jacket and floor-grazing slit pants and Ryan Destiny at Coachella with her one-leg jeans. And who could forget Thibaut’s thong jeans from Tokyo Fashion Week? Topshop also got the internet up in arms over their clear PVC jeans…

What’s been the most enduring trend?
Since the whole normcore trend came about in 2014, the love of basics and neutral dressing has become an overriding trend for denim. The ’90s obviously lends itself well to the trend, which has been a big part of its enduring appeal. It’s been interesting to see how the trend has evolved over the years and I think the designs of Demna Gvasalia at Vetements and Balenciaga are really where it has almost come full circle. The whole idea of normcore was that it was a unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, normal-looking clothing. Demna has taken this to a whole new level with his clumpy Triple-S dad shoes, DHL T-shirts and his most recent Balenciaga campaign with awkward-looking family photo shoots. It has a really wry, ironic tone that mocks the excess and the superficial triviality of the fashion world all while contributing to it. Everyone must’ve also seen the recent Y Project thigh-high Uggs too which broke the internet. Heinous is so hot right now!

What decade has been your favourite for denim?
That’s a tough one! For me personally I truly love the late ’60s and ’70s. The ’50s and early ’60s are when denim really took off for youth culture, but its at the tail end of the ’60s and early ’70s where you will find the most outrageous and unique denim designs. The “Summer of Love” in 1967 was an iconic time of fashion, music, art, and news ideas. The 100,000 free-spirited people that converged in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district celebrated a counter-culture movement that promoted civil rights, communal living and creativity. Music and the arts boomed. As well as the amazing music and art that came out at this time, this period broke the confines of the past and brought with it a new sartorial silhouette. Hair got longer, jeans got wider and the colour palette took on a distinctly psychedelic feel as minds expanded and innocence was lost. These rebels really set the stage for iconic denim style and their spirit remains alive and well today.

What effect has celebrity and/or fashion influencers had on denim?
Celebrities have a huge impact on denim. You only have to think back to some of life’s most iconic and epic failure moments. Whether good or bad, these have ultimately helped shaped denim’s status as a mainstay of any 21st century wardrobe. Here are some of my favourites in chronological order:

1954 – Marilyn’s high-waisted denim jeans in River of No Return instigated one of the more enduring denim trends of the 20th and 21st Century and also spurred women to get into 5-pocket jeans.

1955 James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause – he is the archetypal bad boy that still lives on in the heart of the male millennial wardrobe.

1981 – Brooke Shields in the 1981 Calvin Klein campaign. Because “Nothing comes between me and my Calvins/Levi’s”

Forever – Princess Diana proving that she needed little more than her statuesque frame to make an impression. Sje would have relaxed days strolling around in stonewashed jeans and casual separates setting the standard for Sloane Rangers for years to come. Iconic! 2001 – Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears at the American Music Awards. So bad it’s good. I wanted to wear this look for my wedding but my wife declined!

What denim silhouette do you wear on a daily basis?
I have so many pairs of jeans in my closet that it really does change on a daily basis. I don’t quite have 365 pairs, but it’s not far off. With my favourite era being from ’60s and ’70s, I’d have to say something from those eraa like a Levi’s 1967 ‘505’ fit. It was the jean that launched during the Summer of Love and became the uniform of graffiti artists, rock stars and beatniks alike. If you’ve ever seen pictures of Debbie Harry or The Ramones in denim, they are most likely wearing this jean. You feel like a badass as soon as you slip them on!

If you had to wear one style of jeans for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If it was the end of the world and I could have one pair to get me through the apocalypse, it would be my Levi’s 1947 501. It’s a classic. Straight, slim fit and durable Cone denim that will hold up just about anything you throw at it – Levi’s didn’t have the two horse tug-of-war motif on their branding for nothing! They would also need to be raw so that I can work on getting the best fade whilst roaming the earth alone.

Are there any new manufacturing methods or technologies that you are excited about?
Denim is one of the most polluting industries in the fashion world. The water consumption in a jeans life-cycle from cotton growing and manufacturing to the end consumer use is enormous. Water waste is only part of the problem, but the industry is constantly working towards new technologies to improve the process for a more socially-responsible world. If you’re a denim geek and want to know some of these technologies you can look up things like laser or ozone washing, which both considerably reduce the water, chemical and energy consumption in washing denim at the manufacturing stage.

What are your tips to make sure our denim looks as fresh as possible for as long as possible?
Wash your denim less frequently! Jeans were originally designed to withstand the rigours of the blue-collar workday. The fabric is robust and durable. So if the American miners and Goldiggers worked endlessly in theirs without washing them, you definitely don’t need to chuck yours in the machine after every wear.

What keeps you passionate about denim?
Denim is one of the most versatile, universal and democratic fabrics. There’s a Daniel Miller book where he stated that, in any major Western city, more than half of the people are wearing jeans at any moment. I think denim is such a personal product, everyone has their own favourite pair of jeans, whether its a fresh pair of raws, your mum’s hand-me-down ’80s high-rise, a busted and broken pair that you just can’t let go of or just a regular go-to skinny for comfort. The fabric has been around for over a century and its rich history makes it so interesting to explore, and its versatility has meant that you can do pretty much anything with it. Bleach it, destroy it, remake it, tailor it, whatever you want! In this sense it is both conventional and unconventional. This contradiction is what makes it a unique material for designers to experiment with and keeps it in popular culture.

source: http://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/01/senior-denim-editor-jeans-youll-wearing-2018

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How To Replicate The Best Denim Street Style Looks Now-Topshop

denimDenim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas). is an integral part of everyone’s wardrobe, so this season we’re making it count. Keep scrolling to discover how to style your jeans in new unexpected ways – as inspired by the street style stars…

White denim
White jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture. are the style of the moment. Add a Western-inspired jacket, reinvented pinstripe shirt and strappy heels for the most trending take.

Ripped denim
Prefer to keep it casual? The timeless model-off-duty look still works – think ripped boyfriend jeans, crop top, baseball hat and patent boots.

Retro denim
Hark back to the ’90s by coordinating a pair of authentic Mom jeans with an oversized denim jacket, colour-pop accessories and square tortoiseshell sunglasses.

Double denim
Double denim on a night out? Opt for extra high-waisted skinnies and a raw-hem cropped jacket, then finish the look with some pink heels and statement earringsAn earring is a piece of jewellery attached to the ear via a piercing in the earlobe or another external part of the ear (except in the case of clip earrings, which clip onto the lobe). Earrings are worn by both sexes, although more common among women, and have been used by different civilizations in different times..

Deconstructed denim
A pair of baggy, deconstructed jeans looks best paired with chunky knitwear, heeled sandals and a compact clutch.

Embellished denim
Keep embellished denim in focus with minimal gold jewellery, luxe pumps and a slouchy leather bag.

source: http://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/01/replicate-best-denim-street-style-looks-now

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HOW BLUE JEANS CONQUERED THE WORLD-H&M

1.AN ITALIAN INVENTION
The denim tale starts in Genoa, Italy, where Genoese sailors used the strong fabricA fabric is a material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.). as protection from the weather. There are different theories about where the word “jean” comes from, but a popular one is that it derives from the French name for Genoa – “Gênes.” When translated to American English – which is where the blue pantspants are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). became mainstream – the spelling changed to “jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture..”

2.FROM WORKWEAR TO VOGUE
Levi Strauss introduced jeans to the American market in the late 1800s and, in 1934, the company launched “Lady Levi’s” – a denim line for women. The lady jeans were popular on the West Coast, where women worked on farms and ranches. One year later, the lady jeans were featured in Vogue and found their way to New York and the rest of the world.

3.BECOMING ICONIC
In the 1950s, Hollywood put all the bad boys in blue jeans. Of course, the most memorable ones were Marlon Brando and James Dean, who made the indigo pants into trend objects and launched themselves as style icons for young men all over the world. While the two hunks immortalized men’s jeans, Grace Kelly did perhaps the same for women’s denim with her appearance in Rear Window (1954), where she wore rolled up denims and a red men’s shirt.

4.THE BAGGIER THE BETTER
The 1980s was the first decade when (basically) all people were wearing denim – regardless of social background or workplace – and the fabric could be described both as a symbol of egalitarian fashion, as well as one creating a subcultural association. If you were into punk rock you were most definitely wearing skinny distressed jeans, if you were a streetwear pioneer who loved hip hop you probably sported low-slung baggy jeans, and if you were following trends, it was the decade that designers brought denim to the runway.

5.THE RISE OF MINIMALISM
When the peacocking 80s turned into the minimalistic 90s, the denim trend followed suit and changed shapes yet again. Baggy jeans stayed a big streetwear trend, but in womenswear, classic straight-legged and dark stone-washed jeans epitomized the minimalistic trend that ruled the decade.

6.LOW-SLUNG AND BOOT-CUT
But the 90s weren’t all about minimalism. In the latter half of the decade – continuing into the early 2000s – carpenter jeans, overalls and double-denim were all huge youth trends. Come the new millennium and baggy and relaxed fitted denim was quickly forgotten when pop stars opted for ultra-low-rise flared jeans, which many of us still vividly remember – and perhaps partly regret.

7.THE S/S 18 DENIM TRENDS
For spring and summer 2018, denim is as relevant and on-trend as ever. Although jeans have been around for centuries, new takes on the iconic indigo blue pants are continuing to reshape our wardrobes season after season. Moving on from the past years’ denim trends with cropped legs, high waists and patched-up and reworked details, are the returning baggy 90s jeans, jeans with contrasting stitching and tuxedo stripes, as well as paper-bag waist denims.

source: http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/fashion/the-item/2018/01/how-blue-jeans-conquered-the-world

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UPGRADE YOUR DENIM LOOK à LA CAROLINA MOLOSSI-H&M

A former philosophy major and now co-founder of a fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. tech start-up, Carolina Molossi’s style is as eclectic as her background. But although we love all of her style ventures, it’s Molossi’s love for simple yet genius denimDenim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas). looks that has us returning to her Instagram feed.

Catching up with Carolina Molossi in Milan, we asked her to share some of that style wisdom – see how she wears her current H&M favorites in the slideshow above.

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
“A good balance between basics and eccentric pieces.”

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNER?
“Miuccia Prada is always my favorite, but I’m also a Phoebe Philo enthusiast and a Marni fan!”

WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?
“Jane Birkin is a classic, and I’m currently obsessed with Linda Rodin: I love her ageless style.”

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH?
“Playa Mitjorn in Formentera, a tiny Balearic island that stole my heart when I was a kid.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
“Without any doubt: Gnocchi.”

IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE YOUR APARTMENT IN A HURRY, WHAT WOULD YOU GRAB?
“Lip balm, phone, passport and my camera.”

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
“A white t-shirt, a cashmere oversized sweatersA sweater (North American English) is a garment intended to cover the torso and arms.A sweater is either a pullover or a cardigan, distinguished in that cardigans open at the front while pullovers do not. In British English, a pullover may also be called a jumper or jersey. Some British dictionaries include cardigans as a type of jumper,while others do not;in the latter case, there is no hypernym equivalent to sweater covering both pullovers and cardigans., jeans and a long, double-breasted coat and a pair of crazy shoes.”

WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT?
“Every morning, we must choose how we want to present ourselves to the world, and even if you don’t care about fashion you’re still making choices every day. I believe those choices say a little something about all of us. I love to guess people’s personalities by looking at their outfits. And I like to potentially be able to tell a different story every day through my clothes.”

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?
“I would love to live in the mid-sixties! The headbands, the first miniskirts, the futuristic style of Courrèges!”

WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
“My vintage Levi’s.”

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
“I’ve always wanted to work in fashion and with images. I do remember though, that for a brief period of time when I was a kid I wanted to make trailers for films!”

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY FASHION PLEASURE?
“Shoes, I’m so difficult with them! And white t-shirts, I’ll never have enough of them. Still on the hunt for the perfect one.”

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
“Every philosopher I studied in college.”

WHAT DO YOU NEED RIGHT NOW?
“A spa day and a good trip.”

WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BEAUTY DISCOVERY?
“That dry body brushes and scrubs can do wonders!”

source: http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/fashion/everyday-icon/2018/01/upgrade-your-denim-look-a-la-carolina-molossi

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8 Gifts to Give Your Newly Engaged Bestie-LuLus

With more than half of the most popular days for engagements falling between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, odds are you know someone who just got engaged. And if that someone just happens to be your BFF, well then it’s time to celebrate! Before planning kicks into high gear and things get more than a little stressful, let your ride or die know just how much she means to you with a thoughtful gift (or several). After all, you were her first soul mate, right? Ahead, eight ways to show the bride to be you’re on her team — and always will be.

1. Tee Time
It’s a title that she’ll only get to rock for a limited amount of time so give her a shirtsA shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body (from the neck to the waist).Originally an undergarment worn exclusively by men, it has become, in American English, a catch-all term for a broad variety of upper-body garments and undergarments. In British English, a shirt is more specifically a garment with a collar, sleeves with cuffs, and a full vertical opening with buttons or snaps (North Americans would call that a “dress shirt”, a specific type of “collared shirt”). A shirt can also be worn with a necktie under the shirt collar. that will let everyone know who the bride is. Bachelorette party, anyone?

2. Nail It
People are going to be asking to see the ring so ensure her digits are in tip top shape with a fun but understated metallic polish that compliments her sparkler.

3. Hydration Helper
The wedding beauty regimen starts now and that means water, water, and more water. Help keep your BFF hydrated with a chic, bride-worthy bottle.

4. What a Dish
Give your girlfriend a stylish place to keep her ring and a reminder of all she has to look forward to with this cheeky jewelry tray.

5. Comb Over
If she’s obsessed with the vintage vibe, this old-school hair accessoriesA fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look. will help get the bride-to-be in a retro state of mind for planning. Plus, she can rock it for pre (and post!) wedding events.

6. Give Thanks
Engagement giftsA gift or a present is an item given to someone without the expectation of payment or return. An item is not a gift, if that item, itself, is already owned by the one to whom it is given. are forthcoming and your girl will be well prepared with this super pretty stationery set.

7. Comfy and Cute
For the big day or the celebrations prior, make sure her feet are ready for the journey ahead.

8. Band Together
Whether she wears this on the big day, to the bridal shower or anywhere else, your bestie will feel like royalty in this tiara alternative.

What are you giving your favorite bride to be? Show us on Instagram @lulus using #lovelulus!

source: http://blog.lulus.com/fashion/8-gifts-to-give-your-newly-engaged-bestie/

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Lulus Must-Have Bridal Dresses

Are you a new bride to be? With engagements at an all time high during holidayA holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities, especially business or work, are suspended or reduced. Generally, holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance. Holidays may be designated by governments, religious institutions, or other groups or organizations. The degree to which normal activities are reduced by a holiday may depend on local laws, customs, the type of job being held or even personal choices. months, now is the time to start wedding planning for oh-so-many of you! As we all know, weddings can be a bit pricey, but that shouldn’t be a barrier to creating your dream day. If you’re looking for a dressA dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). that will make you feel like the beautiful bride you are without hurting your wallet… We’ve got you covered! With our new, affordable additions to the Lulus bridal line, saying yes to the dress of your dreams will be a breeze. No matter what wedding dress style suits you best, check out some of our newest bridal dresses!

Are you looking for a sleeveless number? It’s a perfect way to show off your arms and shoulders, while also being less of a worry than a strapless number. If you’re wanting to make a statement, we love our Wynne White Beaded Two-Piece Maxi Dress. This dress is daring yet super chic, and includes beautiful silver bead and rhinestone detailing. If you’re more of a boho bride, the Flynn White Lace Maxi featuring a romantic lace train might be the one for you. Our Everly White Lace Maxi Dress is also an amazing sleeveless bridal gownsA gown, from medieval Latin gunna, is a usually loose outer garment from knee- to full-length worn by men and women in Europe from the early Middle Ages to the 17th century, and continuing today in certain professions; later, gown was applied to any full-length woman’s garment consisting of a bodice and attached skirt. A long, loosely fitted gown called a Banyan was worn by men in the 18th century as an informal coat.. Featuring a classic silhouette in romantic lace and a plunging neckline with mesh detail, it’s truly a timeless piece.

Sleeves are always an option! If you’re getting married during a chillier month, or if you prefer a more modest wedding day look, sleeves are your best friend! Sheer cape sleeves are a huge bridal trend, and our Amelie White Lace Maxi Dress is perfectly in style, without a daunting price tag. The Belinda White Lace Maxi Dress is also a classic option for a sleeved dress. Lovely, sheer eyelash lace tops a darted sweetheart bodice, three-quarter length sleeves, and a modest open back… What’s not to love? If you’d like a sexy, plunging open back, the Kymber White Backless Maxi Dress might be the one for you. With its high neckline and three-quarter length sleeves, this open back maxi is totally wedding-worthy!

If you’re wanting a just a little bit of coverage, cap sleeves are a beautiful, ultra-flattering in-between choice! The Dress the Population Michelle White Sequin Maxi Dress is the perfect combo of sexy and glam with its white sequins, plunging neckline, and cap sleeves. Thanks to the Florianna White Backless Lace Maxi Dress’s banded waist and flowing chiffon maxi skirt, it would be a flattering choice for any and all body types. It would also pair perfectly with any accessories you have your eye on! We are also obsessed with the effortless Crazy About You White Backless Lace Maxi Dress. The combination of the open back along with a mock neck and cap sleeves has us majorly swooning!

Strapless bridal gowns will always be a stunning classic in our eyes. It’s the perfect cut to pair with any necklace or jewelry! If a more polished look is preferred, we love our Blair White Pearl Strapless Maxi Dress for its delicate pearl detailing and simply chic silhouette. Are giltz and glam your thing? The Olivia White Sequin Strapless Maxi Dress is a total show stopper! No accessories are needed with this sequin number (but you can always pile them on anyway!). Another strapless fave is our Birdy White Lace Maxi Dress, suited for any boho bride who wants to have a timeless, yet trendy look.

What style will you be donning at your wedding? Tell us which dress is ‘The One’ in the comments below, and make sure to share all your wedding pics with us by using #lovelulus on Instagram!

source: http://blog.lulus.com/fashion/lulus-must-have-bridal/

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Spring Into Spring Fashion!-LuLus

As we approach the warmer months of the year and get ready for spring fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers., there is always the sadness of leaving your fave winter pieces, like puffer jackets and long sleeves, behind as you transition into sun dresses and crop tops. Let us show you how to bring some of your fave cold weather looks into something that can we worn into to the warmer months, so you can stay fab all year round!

Overalls are one of our fave fall looks! They keep you warm and comfy when paired with a long sleeve top and booties. Bring your overalls into spring by rolling them to a cropped length, and then pairing them with a cute crop top and sporty sneaks! We love the Come Into Bloom Medium Wash Denim Overalls paired with the Free People Solid Rib White Cropped Tank Top and the Report Albie Black Studded Slip-On sneakersSneakers (also known as athletic shoes, tennis shoes, gym shoes, runners, takkies, or trainers) are shoes primarily designed for sports or other forms of physical exercise, but which are now also often used for everyday wear..

Are you bumming about leaving your fave flannels and denim jackets behind for the summer? Put them to new use by tying them around your waist for a trendy twist on an everyday look! Pair a springy dress like the Hey Good Lookin’ Short Sleeve Black Dress with a trendy denim jacketsA jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing., like the Pistola Heavenly Body Embroidered Light Wash Denim Jacket, re-purposed by tying it around the waist! Add some cute mules like the Dolce Vita Kaira Ivory Leather Mules and you are looking fresh!

We all love a cozy beanie! And those early summer nights can still be a little chilly, so why not bring your beanie into spring! Stay warm when the sun goes down, by adding a beanie to your everyday day look. We love the Hey Sugar Heather Grey Beanie with a classic summer look like the Z Supply Brynlee White Tee paired with the RVCA Hello Mellow Light Wash Distressed Denim Shorts. Add some trendy sunnies like the Spitfire Twice Shy Black Cat-Eye Sunglasses and you have got a look that can’t go wrong.

Shop these transitional looks now and show us your fave ways to update winter looks for the spring season on Instagram @lulus with #lovelulus!

source: http://blog.lulus.com/fashion/spring-into-spring-fashion/

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Bridal Accessories You Will Love-LuLus

Your wedding dressA dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). may be the star of the show, but the right accessoriesA fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look. can elevate your look and add personality! Every bride wants to magnify her gorgeousness for her ‘I do’ moment, and some glam accessories that fit your vibe are the key to achieving this. Shop our picks for the most stylish wedding day accessories below!

When it comes to earrings, take a cue from your hairstyle. If you’re leaving your hair down and over your ears, sparkling studs or minimalist drop earrings can have a cool peekaboo effect; our Having a Ball Rose Gold Rhinestone Earrings would be the perfect fit! For an updo, you might want something a little more dramatic, like a pair of chandelier danglers. Our Espyn Silver Rhinestone Tassel Earrings make for the perfect finishing touch.

Bridal hair accessories are an important part of the perfect wedding ‘do, adding a finishing touch to your wedding look and drawing attention to your radiant face. It’s no secret that headbands are a stunning addition to a wedding day look – try our Love You Still Cream Rhinestone Headband, which can be worn as a typical headband with your hair down or in an updo, or wrapped around a chic bun. One great way to add some beautiful sparkle to your bridal look is with a jeweled hair comb. For an ultra-feminine look, check out the Til I Found You Gold and Pink Rhinestone Hair Comb.

For our money, picking a classic necklacesA necklace is an article of jewelry that is worn around the neck. Necklaces may have been one of the earliest types of adornment worn by humans.Necklaces often serve ceremonial, religious, magical, or funerary purposes. They are also often used as symbols of wealth and status, given that they are commonly made of precious metals and stones. with rhinestone details is the quickest way to add some shimmer to a subdued wedding dress. We love layered necklaces, drop necklaces, and chokers with special accents to create a little sparkle, without stealing the thunder from your gorgeous gown. These pieces are timeless and will look great in your wedding photos for years to come!

Other things to keep in mind while shopping for wedding accessories are the metallic finishes that will look perfect with your dress. You may not realize this, but some metals look better with certain fabric colors – even white! As a general rule, ivory is best paired with gold since it highlights the creamy tint of the fabric, and silver looks better with cooler toned whites. Keep this in mind when shopping for accessories for your big day make sure you pick the most complementary pieces to make you absolutely GLOW.

Which of these bridal accessories caught your eye? Let us know in the comments and make sure to share all your wedding pics with us by using #lovelulus on Instagram!

source: http://blog.lulus.com/fashion/bridal-accessories-you-will-love/

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Denim: women’s-River Island

When is having the blues a good thing? When you’re talking about denimDenim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas).…which we are. All day, every day-we want to live in it, please.

Let Loose
It’s not all about skinny jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture. (though we’re SO NOT relegating ours yet), add a new style to your denim repertoire in 2018. The hottest new shapes on the block have a little more breathing room (phew!) and come with extra fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. points too.

Second Skin
From off-duty weekend vibes to those nights out when only ‘jeans and a nice top’ will do, there is no situation a pair of skinny jeans can’t style. Make it a close call with our must-have Molly jeggings, go super-skinny with a pair of Amelie jeans or work a killer silhouette with Harper, high-rise. If your mantra is slim, not skinny – Casey is your go-to pair.

source: https://www.riverisland.com/women/new-denim-fits?icid=inspiration/women/prm/w/new-denim-fits/op

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IT’S A MATCH-River Island

If Jan has you ready to hibernate, you need some brand-new reasons to leave the house!
A fresh pair of jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture., and (obviously) the shoes that work with them, should bring back your get up and glow!

IT Me
Fittingly named Alexa, our new ‘IT’ jeans are THE fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. buy of the season. Don’t let the wide leg and cropped length scare you, close the gap with a pair of block-heel ankle bootsA boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Some boots extend up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece..

Real Slim
Take a break from skinnies and relax into slim instead. The mid-blue Casey jean exudes effortless cool with
its easy cropped length and raw hem;wear with cone heel sock-boots for extra points.

Croc N’ Roll
If white jeans are your spring essential, get new frills and go for a pair with cute feature hems.
We’ll be rocking these with high-front mules in black moc-croc for a graphic look.

source: https://www.riverisland.com/inspiration/ways-to-wear/its-a-match?icid=inspiration/ways-to-wear/prm/itsamatch/wtw

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