Jewelry for Spring/ Summer 2013 is huge, gigantic chokers, oversized earrings and massive cuffs are in this season right now, but beware, this fashion statement is not for the faint hearted and should be worn with confidence! When choosing your accessories, particularly jewelry for this season makes sure it is edgy, oversized and creates a big statement! Here are top 3 tips from ShopSimple experts for this seasons key jewelry trends to help you with your true fashionista style:
With the Spring/Summer floral, lace and ruffle trends being very feminine, the jewelry which is trending is the exact opposite.It is bold, chunky and looks dangerous!
Safety pin jewelry is very hot right now! It toughens up your very feminine outfits and gives them a grungy edge. They can be delicate in nature but if you look closely enough they look dangerous and offset an outfit for extreme fashion! We have many safety pin bracelets, earrings and safety pin fashion items such as jumpers and coats with a real edge to wear with your floaty florals, Why not team up a wonderfully feminine floaty floral maxi with a safety pin bracelet and earrings and an oversized pom pom necklace?
Necklaces this season are gigantic! Literally! They are oversized, brightly coloured and feature tassels, pom poms and animals such as elephants and peacocks. They are a real statement piece and can add detail to even the minimalist of outfits. A huge statement necklace can change an outfit from work to evening just by the adage.
A beautiful floral necklace can add a fashion statement to a more subtle outfit and make you look like a trend setting fashionista. The floral necklace for this season should not be delicate but bold! Large floral designs and bright colours tick all the fashion boxes straight from the catwalk.
Earrings are big statement pieces this season and have been seen on many a catwalk featuring bold, oversized crystal embellishments, tassels, pom poms and floral motifs. Some big brand’s catwalks even featured oversized pearls as big as marbles in their catwalk shows giving the classic pearl a 2013 re-release!
Baubles have also featured heavily in this season’s earring collection and can look very expensive even when shopping on a budget, my top tip for earrings would be to choose a pair that is not too heavy on your ears as they can drag and damage your lobes. Also be careful when choosing baubles not to look to festive and avoid greens and reds for fear of looking too Christmassy! If you would like to wear green shades, I would recommend choosing lighter shades and maybe colour combining with another shade to offset this possible problem.
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Are you going to a party soon? Are you searching for that perfect cocktail dress?
Here at ShopSimple we are excited about the new collections of cocktail dresses that are currently trending, whether it is for a birthday party, christening, wedding or dinner date we have the perfect cocktail dress for you! Read on to find out what’s hot right now:
Cocktail dresses have traditionally been secluded to either black, the LBD is never out of fashion, or red, the LRD has hotly trended the LBD for the last few seasons and is still hot on the style rankings. The most surprising trend recently has been the popularity of pinks and neutrals! The new face of the cocktail dress this season is bold, brightly coloured with heavy embellishments, or contrasting in style featuring nude skin tones and blush pinks! Here are our hot picks for you ….
The little black cocktail dress will NEVER go out of fashion and is worth investing on a style which suits you and will last for many seasons to come. A well fitted LBD should be figure hugging but flattering, always highlighting your best feature. You are able to dress up or down your LBD with jewellery, this seasons accessories are very bold, so why not try a bright pom pom necklaces and oversized cuff with your cocktail dress for extra style points?
This season is all about sparkle, with embellishments being hotly in fashion right now, cocktail dresses are strewn with sequins, beads and 3D florals. Some are brightly coloured and can make a real statement, they come in a variety of styles and colours and can also incorporate the LBD, LRD or nude styles.They should be reserved for special occasions and make a perfect dinner dress or party dress. These embellished dresses are not for the faint hearted and need to be worn with confidence! So sparkle and shine in your embellished gown and show your confidence to the world!
Pink hues and neutral tones are very hot on the style stakes at the moment; they are hotly over taking all other styles of evening dress but can be hard to wear if you do not get the right tone. A pale complexion should be careful when choosing a pink gown as it can make you look paler…if you are embarrassed easily it is best to choose beige neutral tones if you are afraid of blushing as your pink cocktail dress will accentuate your colouring. Darker skin tones look beautiful in nude shades and pinks and this is the best cocktail to go for if you are blessed with dark skin.
We have many cocktail dresses here at ShopSimple and all the accessories, shoes and handbags to match! Why not search our thousands of dresses and save your favourite ones? Don’t forget to share and hashtag your favourites and share your finds with the world!
You have put in all the work, you have lots of friends and your grades are good… but if you are to be taken seriously as homecoming Queen you need the dress! Your homecoming dress is very important, even if you are not running for homecoming queen; you can still look like one, to do this you need a fabulous homecoming dress, here are our top three picks from this year’s collections to help you shop to your best features and radiate like the Queen that you are.
The Classic Short Dress
The classic short dress suits most shapes, but needs to show fabulous pins, so if your legs are not your best feature you should opt for a different style, but do not worry, we are here to show you which one. If you have fabulous legs, then the short homecoming dress will make you feel like the queen! The short dress can be fitted, this style suits petite or hour glass shapes, backless and full of embellishments, which would suit apples with great legs, as this would detract from your middle ‘problem’ area. The shorter style can be worn with skyscraper heels or ballet style pumps depending on your desired effect, but don’t forget… you may want to dance so choose a style that you can both walk and dance in and always consider the height of your date as you may not want to tower over him!
The Ballerina Dress
The ballerina style dress is usually corseted on the bodice, can be highly embellished with sequins and beads and features a tutu style skirt. It is very feminine and can come in a variety of bold bright colours or neutral shades. This style also needs fabulous pins if you opt for a shorter style but can be worn longer, either � lengths or full length for those who wish to only show a little leg. The ballerina homecoming dress can suit ALL body shapes as the corseted bodice is very flattering on apple shapes as well as petites and hourglass body types.
The Hi-Low Dress
This style of dress features many different varieties of bodice, it can be halter neck, sweetheart neckline or strappy, but always has a higher hem at the front than the back. This style of gown creates the illusion of height on even the smallest of statures so can be great for petites. The high low dress is the fashionista choice for homecoming, it has been seen on many a catwalk over this season and is featured in many homecoming, prom and bridal showcases. The high low dress also requires a good pair of legs though but doesn’t need to be too short at the front of you are happy with your legs from your knees down.
There are thousands of dresses to choose from on-line, have you tried social shopping yet? With social shopping you can search and hashtag your homecomings finds and share them with your friends or new friends that you may make through these sites. Alternatively you can look what is happening in other countries? Have you thought about searching styles from the U.K? Why not try and search Prom dresses to see what’s hot from over the pond right now and really stand out from the crowd!
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Trend of the day - Little Black Dresses
Discover the little black dresses with ShopSimple. Find the featured items as following:
- Little black dress ($40.00)
- One-shoulder Little Black Dress ($75.00)
- Erina Little Black Dress ($30.00)
- Sherri Hill 8413 Little Black Dress ($298.00)
- Bqueen Little Black Peplum Strapless Dress ($49.00)
- Little Black Dress with Chains ($53.75)
Not ready to buy? Don’t forget you can always ‘Save’ them into your ShopSimple account which kinda like your ‘wishlist’ , so you buy your favorites whenever you like ;-) Happy shopping, and have fun!
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!
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.
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 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.
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!
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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Every bride wants to look absolutely stunning on their big day and vintage style weddings have always been a favourite. With the fitted wedding dresses, pale veils and glamorous accessories it is certainly understandable as to why they have become the theme to have.
Vintage Wedding Dresses
The vintage style dresses have always been highly glamorous. With huge amounts of lace, ruffles, gemstones, elaborate trains and close fitting around the waist it is not unusual for them to be the choice outfit for any bride. They flatter any image and have a sense of charm and tranquillity. Vintage chic dresses usually leave the shoulders exposed with either small shoulder straps or none at all giving the figure more of a narrower image. A high amount of glamour always adds to vintage weddings. The dresses are frequently coated in pearls, lace and jewels allowing a stylish shine and look. No-one looks better than the bride on her big day, and vintage wedding dresses are guaranteed to astonish and amaze.
There are two favourite vintage styles and colours of shoe this season. The cute and sophisticated ballet shoe with white lace and pearls are a beautiful touch to a vintage wedding outfit and add that sense of femininity. On the other hand there are the sparkly pointed heels. These finish off the outfit with more of a high market style but still with elegance. A hint of coloured jewels, pearls or even bows on shoes add a smart finish and complete the full appearance.
No vintage wedding is complete without the symbolic veil. Free flowing and graceful, they perfect any vintage wedding outfit to a glorious end. Art Deco vintage fascinators with the distinguished feathers and flowers add a classy yet subtle touch. Peacock feathers are a favourite for fascinators as well as pearls. The combination of blue and purple in the feathers suggest a hint of high class whilst the pearls compliment it with sophistication. A very cute diamond headband may be the ideal finishing touch without being elaborate. Hair pins are frequently used accessory at vintage weddings and can often be decorated quite elaborately yet subtly.
The chosen vintage theme this season is sapphire and pearl. Rhinestones are always seen in vintage styles and the gorgeous deep blue in a necklace, bracelet, fascinator or brooch can highlight key areas, make your eyes stand out and add that bit of colour. Even sapphire blue flowers in bouquets and added peacock feathers are a perfect way to set off the full vintage wedding image without over doing it. What about the rings? Vintage rings can come with a nice price tag however they are beautifully ornate. Art Deco vintage wedding rings are highly lavish and ornamented but do add a great deal of glamour and individuality.
To conclude, vintage weddings are always very elegant and high status. Lots of lace, feathers pearls and sparkle add panache. Although some elements may carry a rather interesting price tag, don’t be put off. Vintage styles can still be acquired at reasonable price allowing you to have your amazing big day.
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Dresses are a favourite every summer, with spaghetti straps or no straps at all and gorgeous flowing fabrics in all kinds of patterns, it is not surprising that this fashion piece makes its way into the lime light and the collection is bounteous. Here we will go through four trending summer dresses styles for your inspirations:
The simple yet beautifully elegant Maxi dress is amazing for all occasions and the sunshine with have it glistening on the street. With so many patterns to choose from this season finding a Maxi to suit you and your bank balance is not difficult. Even though there is an array of styles and colours, a plain coloured Maxi stands out just as well as any other due to its key features such as the waist band and cheeky showing off of the back. Due to the Maxi having that distinguished flowing style blowing in the breeze, it is definitely a key item to have and love this summer.
Oh yes! The lace is on! With lace being such a stunning fabric and twisting on that vintage edge, it has made head of stage this season with a boom. Halter necks with cold shoulders and lace backed dresses are the fashionista favourite at the moment. Pale colours, such as whites, pinks, peaches and yellows, are in keeping with the summer theme and that gorgeous bronze, sun soaked skin underneath with make it shimmer in the sun. Lace has always been associated with girls and dolls dresses and because so it provides a sense of innocence in that sexy dress.
Strapless dresses are an ever favourite style in the world of fashion. They have hit the catwalks and red carpets numerous times and now you can have that celebrity feel without the celebrity price. The strapless dress family this season have been popular in block colourswith a hint of geometric style so will definitely make you stand out in the crowd. With this style of summer dress, either a pair of gorgeous stiletto ankle boots, platform sandals or even wedges will compliment it beautifully.
Becoming increasingly popular this summer are the belted dresses. A key feature to most outfits, the belt has become a must have accessory. Belted dresses are a great way to emphasise the waist without looking or feeling uncomfortable and maintain that stunning summer image. Most would automatically assume that the belt is plain black plastic or leather however this is no longer the case. With dresses changing in styles, so are the belts, a little silver chain belt with aglets make for a great finish to a little black number, or a thick elastic, metallic belt adds that final touch to the electric blue strapless dress you have been keeping for summer. Use belts to your advantage and gauge sizes correctly, too much or too tight can throw off your entire ensemble.
Summer dresses are perfect for any size, shape and occasion. With loose empire lines through to figure hugging strapless ones, business style to leisure style, it is not difficult to find one suitable for you.
As always, we love shopping and sharing here at ShopSimple, so why not post your finds to us and share with the world!
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The humble clutch bag comes in every design under the sun and with summer here it is growing in popularity. With patterns from geometric and floral to full beach scene and landscape prints, it is perfect for that final touch to any outfit from a casual skinny jeans and short sleeve top get up to a glamorous and elegant one-shoulder evening dress for that special occasion.
The floral style clutch with a hint of sparkle is the ideal and popular candidate for that beautiful empire line dress that has been waiting in your wardrobe for the perfect opportunity to bring out the summer in yourself. Or why not even go for the patriotic union jack clutch that adds to and finishes off that worn jeans and plain blouse concoction?
With pale pinks, classic blacks and reds the clutch colours for this season, they are definitely an acceptable accessory whether it’s a trip to town or a day at the races. Why not stand out this summer?
Lace clutches have always been stylish. With lace being an expensive material, it adds that classy and pricey look to a clutch which may have been a bargain. With pale pinks and blacks in this season even an everyday coral dress with chiffon over lay can be matched perfectly with a classy black lace clutch and shoes giving a gorgeous sophisticated look. Why not be brave and add a little Victorian in to your summer wardrobe? Lace collars and shoes matched with the textbook black and white lace clutch will make any complexion look stunning as well as provide that innocent, doll face image.
Most clutch bags now have a detachable chain or strap which puts a glorious end to that burden of carrying it everywhere. Those nights out can become more like a babysitting session when you are constantly watching after your beloved bag.However, with the clutch being a must have accessory, we can ignore this minor draw back and admire it for the respectable accessory it is. With the option of a strap your little clutch can be at your side at all times so the worry of where you left it is no longer an issue as it is either on your wrist or your shoulder making your evening even more enjoyable.
Sequin clutches are absolutely perfect for that Friday night out look, with the disco lights shining that little clutch will make you sparkle like a diamond out there and who does not want to be seen on the dance-floor? Metallic tops, dresses and outfits are a popular style this season so why not add to the glimmer and accessorise with a sequin clutch? A metallic gold above the knee dress is complimented by a black sequin clutch making the whole outfit even more eye-catching. However be careful with overly sequinned metallic dresses and clutch. These two popular items together can clash and your gorgeous, sexy sequin bag will be hidden by the glamour of your metallic dress.
In conclusion, the clutch makes for a perfect final accessory to any outfit whether it is every day wear or a prom gown. With styles ever changing and ranges becoming wider it is not difficult to find that perfect little addition without bursting your bank account.
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With an ever increasing work load and busier lifestyles it is getting harder and harder to book a day out with the girls shopping, many of us are buying our fashion from the comfort of our own homes and literally shopping on our own. This can be lonely and hard work as how do you know what suits you? How do you know if it is a good buy or not without your best buying buddy with you? Here we would go through the definition of social shopping and why we should be using it:
What Is Social Shopping?
Wikipedia tell us ‘There are various ways for stores to use social shopping features. Some websites offer a combination of comparison shopping with social features. Others combine physical stores and social features, for example, allowing customers to share finds and deals from physical retailers through the phone and website and interact with users that have similar shopping interests’ Social shopping incorporates social networking and shopping, bringing them both together making shopping more social and concentrates on the sharing aspect of these networks.
Why Should I Be Using Social Shopping Sites?
Social shopping has many benefits, not only are you part of a designated female shopping community but you may also make lots of new friends and communicate with your existing ones through your finds. Social shopping sites can motivate you to participate in many different ways; some ask you to share on Facebook and twitter accounts but offer no reward for doing this other than the social reward of sharing and making new friends through recommending the best buys that you find. Some sites offer rewards for sharing products such as, if a specific product gets a lot of ‘likes’ discounts are offered and you can literally get big discounts by sharing with your new and existing friends. This encourages shoppers to share certain products for the benefit of both retailer and shopper. Other sites encourage the buyer or potential buyer to photo share the products, this enables the buyer to get comments on whether it will suit them or not and if it is a good price. This also enables other shoppers to find products without so much searching making it easier to literally share your finds.
Social Shopping Is The Best Way To Shop!
You can not only make new friends through social shopping but you can also speak to the sellers in real time, ask them questions about the products and sizing and get the best descriptions before you decide to buy. You are able to ask your friends about the products that you find and ask their opinions; it is just like shopping with your girlfriends! So, why are you shopping alone? Interactive shopping is the future of shopping for everyone!
Which Social Shopping Site Should I Be Using?
There are a few social shopping sites now up and running and no doubt as this phenomena really gains momentum then there will be many more. In my investigations I have found sites such as Pinterest where you are able to post pictures of your shopping finds very enjoyable but as you are unable to buy the fashion it seems to be lacking in this feature. ShopSimple on the other hand is similar to Pinterest where you can post your fashion finds but not only that, you can buy them too! You can create separate folders for your finds in your profile and even create them for others! You are able to comment, hashtag products, save (which is similar the Facebook ‘like’ button), add them to your collections and make whole outfits for you and your friends to share using this one site. This site is a highly addictive social shopping site which not only lets you post your fashion finds but let’s you share your products and post them to your Facebook and twitter accounts as well as your Pinterest walls! You can follow and be followed similar to Twitter and share your fashion with millions of others! This is the hottest social shopping site right now, so why are you still shopping alone?
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