How many tech objects do you have in your home? Be honest! Let’s count, most likely there is a laptop and/or PC, an Ipad and pod, MP3 Player, maybe even a Kindle in there; point being, the list could go on and on. Now try this one on for size, how many digital prints do you have in your…wardrobe? Yes, that’s right, techy prints are the latest and greatest craze on the spring runways; designers like Gwen Stefani and Jeremy Scott are providing us with fab fashions in digital prints we actually want to wear! Since fashion is more often than not recycled from previous decades of fashion, it is a bit refreshing to see something practically brand new out there, don’t you agree?
If you are the kind of gal who enjoys making a statement with her ensemble, then the digi print trend is just about perfect for you! Patterns ranging from pretty ikat, tiny graphics, to just all around mod; these prints are fun and different for the spring/summer season ahead. Incorporate this into your wardrobe in the form of a retroactive mini dress, or go for the gold with a pair of patterned pants! Not exactly your style? You can still try out the trend with the addition of an oversize printed headband or grab some flats flaunting some zig zag stripes!
Obviously the key to getting this right is to let your intended piece speak for itself; your featured pattern is going to be eye catching enough, so let’s not try mixing and matching here! If you are not choosing an all over mini dress piece, keep the garment to one style; ie, a fun shirt or pair of bottoms. Even if your color palette is on the darker side, try to stay away from bright hues to avoid looking like an 80’s video character and you’re all set!
Sometimes with a larger than life trend like this less is indeed more, so what better way to incorporate a kitschy design into your life than on your nails? Coming into Pinkies for some far out nail designs could sure go a long way! One thing is for sure, no matter how you choose to style yourself, all eyes will definitely be on you!
At this point in our beauty regime, we are used to the comings and goings of the latest fads. Dark lipstick for fall, silver polish for winter! The list goes on and on every year. Yet, once in awhile, a trend sneaks up on us that we are actually excited to start wearing! This is certainly the case with bright lipstick and its’ ubiquitous presence all over the spring runways this year. Colorful shades of coral, pink and plum are popping up everywhere from this seasons designer look books to Michelle Williams gorgeous Oscar night make up! Want in on the latest and greatest way to wear your favorite shade? Of course you do!
Usually the toughest part about pulling off a new look is finding the right hue for your unique skin tone; so sticking to this simple guide will ensure you do just that. Ladies with a more porcelain complexion look best when wearing pink or orange shades; if you are of the more medium tone or olive variety, blue based light reds will look best on you. Lastly, if you have a darker skin tone, hues of plum are there for you! Following these rules and sticking to minimal eye make-up are sure to make you look as lovely as a spring time rose!
Another good rule of thumb to follow when sporting such a vibrant shade is to really let your make-up be the centerpiece of your ensemble, no crazy patterns here ladies! Keep the tonal qualities of your outfit to neutrals and let your pretty face be the focal point; a good pair of jeans and a light top are perfect for running around on the weekends, while a slim pencil skirt and button up are perfect for keeping up a bright lip around the office. Trendy, transitional and ever so tasteful, we have to say, we sure are loving this new look!
If the bright lipstick look isn’t really for you, consider letting your hands do this talking this spring! Fun shades from Essie and OPI are available here at Pinkies for your manicure pleasure. Case in point, wouldn’t this fun coral shade of Essie’s ‘Meet Me At Sunset’ look great on your pinkies? However you decide to incorporate brights into your spring time look, be sure to have fun playing around with all this gorgeous color!
It is about that time ladies, that extra fun time of year when green is your go to color. St. Patrick’s Day is right around the bend, and with spring approaching as well, there is no better time to put a vibrant pop of color into your wardrobe! Being the fabulous fashionistas that you all are, there will surely be no, ‘Kiss Me I’m Irish’ tee shirts in our midst; unless of course, you are Irish, and you well, do want to be kissed.
If you do want to deck yourself out like a little lady leprechaun, by all means, be our guest, holiday enthusiasm is always infectious after all! However, if an all green ensemble isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you can’t go wrong with a LBG, little green dress! A fun and flirty shift dress, as seen here on the spring runways, would be ideal for this upcoming sunny Saturday; easy to wear during the day with a cute denim jacket and a simple transition into night with the addition of a chic clutch or pair of pumps.
Another idea is to incorporate just a hint of green into your normal look. A cute green camisole playing peek a boo underneath a collared shirt is sleek and sophisticated, while the addition of a fun green hair accessory or that bright teal bag you’ve been storing away, would all do the trick quite nicely.
If you are going green simply to avoid the inevitable pinching attacks from St. Pat’s day revelers and are not about to run out and go shopping for various shades of green that do not already comprise wardrobe, how about treating yourself to a manicure come Saturday? Pampering your hands with OPI’s ‘Green-wich Village’ would be festive as well as a treat for you! However you choose to celebrate, have a fun and safe holiday from Pinkies!