How To Add Color to Your Wardrobe

When the winter rolls around, our wardrobes usually suffer from a bad case of drabness. Cold months tend to repel the inspiration to include colorful, bold pieces to our daily look. Instead we opt for darker colors, like black, navy blue, brown, and anything that is classified as a neutral color. And while these colors are great to have, they are not colors to wear all the time, every day. Dark colors are equated with boredom and just like the saying “you are what you eat,” you are what you wear. If you wear dark colors all the time, you are going to feel dark and maybe even depressed. Clothes are supposed to make you feel happy. And you know the best way to do that? Add some color to your wardrobe. Get rid of neutral and add some brights! Here are just a few days to lighten up your drab wardrobe!

1) Take your neutral outfit up a notch by including a colorful bag. Bright arm candy is all the rage and shows off a certain air of polish and panache.

2) Add a little touch of color with your sunglasses. Go for jewel-toned shades! Just remember to choose a frame and complements your face and doesn’t look out of proportion.

3) Let a little color peek out. Whether you choose a brightly hued bra or a strikingly colorful camisole, a little hint of color under a neutral top can really elevate what you are wearing!

4) Add some color with statement jewelry pieces. Over-sized bracelets and chunky necklaces are a perfect touch of color and add a whole lot of fun. And you don’t need to buy crazy-expensive pieces! Acrylic jewelry is fun, fashionable, and definitely won’t break the bank!

5) Go big or go home with a bright pair of pants! You can stick with a neutral colored top, but let your pants stand out! Slim cut pastel pants are currently hot on all the runways and you can get a pair for yourself! Best part of these is they can be dressed up or down!

6) Sometimes all it takes is a bright hue of nail polish to take you to the next level. Nail polish is versatile and you can always experiment to find out which colors fit your style and personality best!

7) You may not think about it, but your shoes can say a lot about who you are. If you are a fan of the white-on-white trend, a colored pair of shoes can go a long way to spice up your outfit.

 

Show Off NCAA Team Spirit in a Fashionable Way with Acrylic Necklaces

The National Collegiate Athletic Association, better known to all as the NCAA, is currently enjoying the 2014 college basketball tournament! Everyone’s favorite college teams are currently playing for the title of supreme collegiate basketball team! Everyone across the United States are creating their own brackets and trying to guess who will make it through the big dance all the way to the winner. And as always, every year there are upsets and surprises, leaving many with busted brackets. But that’s okay. It’s all about having a good time…well, maybe not if you are trying for Warren Buffett’s billion dollar bracket. What are your brackets looking like right now?

But it isn’t just about creating brackets and hoping your team advances to the end and is victorious, it is about showing your support for your favorite team! And what is the best way to show your support? Well, that would be to wear it of course! During this time of the year, it is not uncommon to see people sporting their favorite school on a t-shirt or sweatshirt. Many people also wear their team’s colors when that team is playing. What better way to show your team pride than by going to a bar and dressing up in your team’s colors. Whether you dress in orange and blue for Syracuse, white and green for Michigan State, or blue and gold for UCLA, everyone is sure to figure out who you are rooting for. But clothing and face paint aren’t the only two ways to show off team pride – accessories can work just as well, and for women it is the perfect accoutrement  to add to any outfit! And while you can wear big statement pieces matching your school colors, what about a personalized necklace with the name of your team? And not only will it read the name of your team, but it will also be in the color of your team as well! You can get a purple acrylic necklace that says “Tigers” for Louisiana State University, a red “Cardinals” necklace for Stanford University, or an orange “Cavalier” for the University of Virginia. You can even get an acrylic monogram necklace with the school’s letters, like UCF, UML, NCS, and WFU. These acylic necklaces are fun, durable, and can always be put away for the next tourney! Acrylic necklaces are a great way to show your team pride!

So what colors are you wearing?

Summer Fashion Must Haves

Before you know it the warm weather will be here. Soon you will be packing up the sweatshirts and sweaters in favor for warmer weather clothing. The summer provides all fashionistas out there with a unique opportunity to be more free with their wardrobe. That is truly one of the major joys of this season…aside from no more snow. If you were afraid to take fashion risks in January, May is a great month to take the leap! Here are a few guidelines to help you out when you start converting your wardrobe  to something fresh and fun! Remember, it is all about bright colors, larger than life patters, and of course, showing a little skin!

Big Tote Bags

You have to make sure you have a big enough bag to hold everything you will need for a day at the beach! Aside from the summer essentials – sunscreen, a bottle of water, your favorite magazine, and of course some great tunes – you also need your “usual” items, including your phone, wallet, and keys. The outdoors is no place for a stuffy purse, so trade it in for a big, colorful tote bag!

Sandals

Flip flops, espadrilles, Birkenstocks, hurache, strappy, slides, and gladiators – the list of sandal types are endless! And of course, you will have at least three or four of these sitting in the bottom of your closet. Whether walking around the city, spending the day at the beach, or going for a night on the town, you should have a sandal for every occasion!

Statement Jewelry

The summer is time for embellishing, and it shouldn’t stop at your clothing choices, but also your accessories. It is time to go big, bold, bright, and colorful. Large baubles should be added to every outfit. And don’t forget to include an acrylic necklace in your arsenal of accessories. An acrylic name or monogram necklace is a perfect touch to any outfit, day or night!

Maxi Dress and Linen Pants

Winter is full of heavy clothes like sweaters and heavy coats. The summer means you can box them up in favor of warmer, softer, lighter clothing. Maxi dresses and linen pants are the ultimate in comfortable summer fashion. Maxi dresses are one-piece outfits making them an easy choice, and linen pants are super chic and can be paired with any tank top or lightweight shirt! Be sure to find colors and patterns that fit your personality!