The Urban Fashion Difference

What truly is urban fashion and how does it differ from other women fashion accessories?

To begin with, urban accessories are a cutting edge trend in the fashion world. It has offered brilliant non-traditional innovations in the fashion scene. Like all other fashion styles, it generally changes with the season, though there are urban accessories that are mainstay fashionable in what ever time of year it may be. What makes it different from the women clothing accessories prodded in catwalks is that what shapes urban accessories are sublevel cultures or ethnicities rather than a showcase of a particular fabric.

While urban fashion is associated and rooted with culture, it is not to be mistaken with street fashion or street wear. Both receive partial inclination with youth culture. Women fashion accessories in the urban genre is closely related with hip hop. On the other hand, street wear is deeply influenced by skate boarding or skatewear. It has a more retro and vintage feeling. It incorporates the popularity of old school dresses and vintage sneakers. It was later adapted in Japan receiving a major transformation, thus producing its own variation in the pop culture and youth subcultures – the hippies, punks, skinheads, gothic and more.

The key difference of this fashion is that most urban accessories are designed to work comfortably and functionally through urban activities. Unlike the traditional feminine fashion which showcase a bit more stiff, neat and tidy eloquence, urban wear as women clothing accessories is all practical. Urban accessories need to be light. They are often simple but edgy clothing. And at time may include shout out messages as innovation. This fashion is designed for practicality, durability and for visual aesthetics as well.

As a cutting edge trend in fashion, urban has developed a unique taste that differs from city to city world wide. In Japan, urban styles for women fashion accessories are often tight. Most clothes are endowed with accents of lace or prints. Long T’s has also been popular as edgy or feminine dresses. Japan has even gone effectively too unconventional producing styles of extraordinary mixes. They blend the cute, formal and casual wears with great success. They also managed to introduce a type of casual cosplay in the fashion trend.

The common thing in urban accessories is it requires adding an ethnic element due to the different culture of large populations over the globe. This fashion must respect the dressing styles of every culture. There also are cultures that embraced others and have taken them in their clothing. A way they incorporate this element is by wearing different size accents and ethnic ornaments of shirts with culturally inclined prints.

Overall, urban women fashion accessories have no rules. They are utterly dependent on the needs of the wearer. It is how your fashion applies to your life style. As culture has definitely transformed urban accessories, they tend to adapt the requirements of a specific area at a specific era. Knowing how urban differs from other fashion is a step forward to being identified as a true urban wearer.

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Create Your Own Wedding Inspiration Board

When you are trying to plan a wedding which has a cohesive feeling, it can be great to lay everything out in one place. Besides, while you are looking at wedding websites online, you are sure to run across tons of gorgeous details that take your breath away, and it is nice to have them all together. The solution is to create a wedding inspiration board. Whether it is strictly electronic or something that you put together on paper, an inspiration board is a fun and easy way to design a fabulous wedding.

Many wedding inspiration boards are done on the Internet. If you are a bride-to-be, you have probably seen dozens of them by now on blogs and wedding planning sites. It is a lot of little squares put together into one large square, each with a tiny jewel of an image in it. Some boards focus on colors, such as aqua and espresso decorations or peach and gray wedding attire and flowers. Other boards are more about an overall style, be it bohemian chic or retro Country and Western.

If you are a low tech gal, you can also create a wedding inspiration board by hand. The classic cut and paste collage technique will do the job nicely, and will give you something tangible to slip into your wedding planning binder or hang on your wall. Another variation would be to take a fabric covered board and use decorative brass tacks to secure criss-crossing strips of ribbon on the diagonal. The result is a charming little board which is perfect for when you want a place to slip that picture of an adorable flower girl dress or the must have wedding jewelry set. This type of board is great if you want the option of adding and subtracting images all the time.

There are countless things which a bride can include in her wedding inspiration board, as long as the key word is remembered: inspiration. These should be the things that make you drool or dance with joy when you see them. Never mind that you cannot afford that Vera Wang gown or that tulips are out of season for your October ceremony. The inspiration board is a design technique, and it should be a feast for the eyes. The practical stuff about style numbers for bridesmaid dresses and lists of inexpensive flowers should go in your binder. The wedding design board is about the dream. Even if you cannot have the exact piece of wedding jewelry or the very same cake that you saw in a magazine, you can still use your fantasy objects as the basis around which you select the items you will ultimately use.

Fashion and beauty are almost always a key part of a wedding inspiration board. As we know, it all starts with the dress, right ladies? In fact, you might even want to have a couple of style boards; one for fashion, one for decorations and flowers, and perhaps another with close ups of unique details that delight you, like a gorgeous style of calligraphy. On your fashion board, the natural things to include are bridal gowns, wedding jewelry and veils, bridesmaid dresses, shoes, bags, hairstyles, and headpieces.

On your decor style board, focus on pulling together elements which create a beautiful color palette. Laying it all out on paper is a great way to ensure that the vision in your head will look just as pretty in reality, especially when it comes to mixing and matching colors. You might find that ice blue and pewter leave you cold when you see them side by side, only to fall in love with pewter and sunny yellow. The beauty of the wedding inspiration board is that it is all for fun, so you can take chances and experiment until you find an overall style that you know you will love for your wedding.

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Free Online Fashion Stylist

Do you want to look fashionable? I am going to show you where to get fashion styling tips, ideas, and fashion inspiration for free. It will be just like having your own free online fashion stylist. I am going to share with you 5 online sites for free online fashion inspiration.

1. Pinterest is a very cool site. Pinterest is a pin-board-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. For example lets say there is a black pencil skirt that is in need of styling. Following a search for black pencil skirt, there would be provided dozens of images of different ways to style a black pencil skirt.

Another cool thing about Pinterest is you can then create boards, or follow boards created by other people. For example, one can search for things like: Fall or Winter trends, or fashion inspiration. Fashion is personal. Find a fashion board that you can identify with and be inspired.

2. Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos. Instagram can be searched by using hashtags. For example, I will use the same example of the black pencil skirt. Search hashtag #blackpencilskirt for styling options. Other good hashtags to use are: #ootd, #fashionblogger, #fashionblog, #lookbook, #fashiontrends, and #lookoftheday. The last two are my favorite #ootnmagazine and #oliviapalermo (Olivia Palermo is an online fashion trendsetter) and a personal favorite of mine.

3. Polyvore is a new way to discover and shop for things you love. On this site you can shop sets. Sets are fashion outfits put together by the users. For example you can search sets that feature a black pencil skirt. Or if you want a black pencil skirt you can search for the best option that fits your style. The cool thing about this site is that searched items can be purchased. This site is also good for fashion bloggers, as a set can be created and posted directly onto your blog.

4. Follow fashion bloggers. Fashion is personal so a key will be to find the blogger that bet fits your style. How to find fashion blogger sites: Google search, Instagram, Polyvore, Twitter, and YouTube.

5. YouTube is a video sharing website. For fashion inspiration search keywords: lookbook, ootd (outfit of the day), look of the day, fashion trends (depending on the season), Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall lookbooks, fashion vlogger, fashion looks.

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Emo Fashion of the Present

Emo fashion has changed over the years. While there are some basic generalizations across the board, the emo fashion style has changed from a pretty tight dress code to a much more relaxed style that encompasses a variety of different elements.

It’s still a popular trend among emos to flat iron their hair as straight as humanly possible. The dramatic side swooping band covering one eye is no longer a huge trend in the emo culture, though many still have long bands going across one side of the face. A few additional hairstyles have been added to the repertoire of guy emo hairstyles, like spiking the back of the hair. The female emo hairstyle hasn’t changed much and still retains its Elvira like appearance.

While many emos still dye their hair black, it’s no longer a hardcore requirement for the style. There are quite a few emos out there that dye their hair platinum blonde instead. It seems to have become more about how you wear your hair than what color your hair is. The newest hot female emo hair accessory is multi-colored hair extensions. In fact, coloring part of your hair a radical color was quite the trend for a while.

Fewer emo guys wear guy liner now than when the emo trend originally became popular. Like many of the original emo fashion trends it has faded into the background.

Tight clothing is still very much in style with the emo culture, though much of it has taken a more modern look. Stripes are popular in emo fashion as well as stars, hearts, skulls, nautical stars, and sparrows. Emo females typically wear more trendy fashion as opposed to the original vintage style.

Piercings have also seen an expanded horizon. Many emos have gone from a single lip piercing to snake bites. Hip piercing has also recently become popular.

There’s really no telling how much more the emo fashion style will evolve. Unlike many other fashion styles the stability of emo culture changes as time passes. Some imagine that it will fade out completely with time. Until it does though, it will certainly be interesting to keep an eye on the rising and falling trends

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2013 Fashion – The Top 5 Styles You Will Love

This summer’s fashion styles are a mixture of stunning oriental and floral patterns to bold stripes and checks, tuxedos and suits to swinging sixties styles, matte polka dots to shimmering metallic evening dresses. Even though the assortment is vast, I am going to concentrate on the top 5 styles this season that are guaranteed to get you noticed!

Sixties
The swinging sixties are back in fashion. With colours becoming even more bold and vibrant and the mini skirt creeping its way back in distinctly, it is not surprising that this free flowing, carefree style has made its return with great pride. Pleated minis are a cute addition to any fashionistas wardrobe and with the weather becoming more friendly towards them why not let it shine and show it off in style. Even that long sleeve, cotton tie-dye top which has been hiding away all winter will be a welcome change this season.

Metallic
A particular favourite in the catwalks this season, metallics are an all-round must have this summer. With shimmering gold and silvers they can set any outfit off with a beautiful, eye-catching shine. Long, scoop neck metallic mesh tops are a favourite at the moment for casual wear so why not make it stand out with a contrast colour underneath? Another constant appearance for metallic is the ever so glamorous evening dress. Just the way metallic fabric falls gives that sophisticated sense of style to any figure.

Stripes
Stripes are great for setting the perfect appearance. Vertical stripes are excellent for giving that tall, slim appearance so use them to your advantage. Most people do not realise but pinstripe suits add that touch of sophistication without going overboard, for those people who feel they could not pull off bolder stripes. However, do be cautious; gauge the size of stripes to suit your figure as incorrect judgment can cause an extreme fashion faux pas.

Oriental prints
Caught on the catwalk last winter and still heading down the red carpet this season. Red, black, turquoise and pink colours with that beautiful cherry blossom pattern in shining gold look amazing in every aspect. Keeping in theme with the iconic floral styles, it is not surprising oriental patterns have entered the summer must haves. Not only do they catch the light and make your stunning outfit stand out, they accentuate the figure attractively. Splash out on gorgeous gold cherry blossom kimono jackets, mandarin collared tops and trousers this summer and get those heads on the high street turning towards your glimpse of eastern paradise!

Checks
With check starting on the red carpet in last October, this high class style (mostly associated with the royals) has kept up its appearance this season. Chess board blocks in black and white are a great way to set that upper market look, however be careful; too much check can overkill an outfit, instead treat it as an addition, a check collar over a suit jacket can put that je ne sais quoi to a tailored suit without going overboard.

So, with these top 5 styles in every shop window at the moment and their popularity on the rise throughout summer, you can rest safe in the knowledge that these fashion flairs can be a happy addition to your wardrobe and get you noticed without breaking your bank balance.

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Fashion Style and Rules – Dos and Don’ts

Where do fashion rules come from? Is there a fashion board that decides what we should and should not wear, or what ‘goes together’ and what looks bad? Not hardly. The rules and lists we read to guide our fashion choices are produced by fashion columnists and editors as part of the business of selling magazines and drawing an online readership. Take this into account when making your choices, and consider the rules more like guidelines than absolutes.

In fact, to be truly fashionable you should be breaking the rules occasionally. An overly fussy and cautious approach to fashion makes you look like a follower rather than an innovator. Instead, try breaking some of the rules below to add some twist to your style.

Your colors should not clash: What a limiting belief! People often think that there are colors that you should wear together and colors that “clash” and should never be combined. This narrows your choices considerably. Instead, why not indulge in unusual combinations from time to time?

Stay away from the extreme end of clashing; there are colors that do look horrible together. But, colors that don’t seem to naturally ‘go together’ can be visually stunning when worn in combination. Most fashionable dressers play with combinations that stop just short of horribly clashing.

Save bright jewelry for nighttime: This rule doesn’t make sense, if you think about it. Most jewelry isn’t harmed by sunlight. Why set aside some for strictly nighttime use?

Have fun with some of your brighter pieces by wearing them during the day on occasion.

Play up eyes or lips, but not both: Many women believe that you can wear striking eye makeup but then need to have a neutral lip, or if you wear a colored lipstick you should be very light with the eye makeup. But there is no reason for this caution.

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