Four Fun Fashion Tips & Tricks

on March 30, 2018

Four Fun Fashion Tips

Hey Fashomistas! Spring is finally here, but now that it is we don’t know what to wear! You can take some of your essential pieces or staples and do amazing things with them. You don’t necessarily have to buy something new to feel new. So, instead of Spring cleaning out your wardrobe. Let’s talk about Spring cleaning up your look.

Springing up your look with four fun fashion tips!

  1. Spring is here, so let’s bring the skirts back out! This tip is called the rule of the French: If the skirt is above the knee, wear flats. If the skirt is below the knee, wear heels! Obviously, it is up to your discretion, but the French know fashion!

1. Where are all the short Fashomistas at?! What we wouldn’t give to look a little longer, right? Here’s a trick. When you’re wearing jeans, cuff them. It’s so simple and seems superfluous, but trust us. You’ll thank us later and so will your little legs.

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2.  Are you little in the middle? Do you have a small torso? Here’s another lengthening tip, try a v neck shirt for the illusion of a longer torso!

 

4. What woman doesn’t love jewelry?! Embellished or large hoop earrings look really nice on thinner face structures, while drop or dangle earrings look best in rounder face structures.

Spring into Spring with these fashion tips and tricks, and you’ll be on trend and stylish! Need a little help finding what looks right on you or how to use these tips and tricks? Then, download Fashom App and check out our styling feature for all your fashion needs to be met personally for you!

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Spring Wardrobe Essentials

on March 21, 2018

Hey Fashomistas! Let’s talk wardrobes and the essentials to them. Winter is trying to hold on by a thread, but yesterday was the first official day of Spring. You know what that means right? Spring cleaning! Not just cleaning out your house, but to clean up your wardrobe; out with the old and in with the new.

Spring is the time for pastels as well as neutrals especially nudes, but we aren’t focusing on the colors this time. Let’s focus on the actual pieces and garments themselves. There are three trends that can take your Spring wardrobe whether for work or play to the next level! These three trends will spice up any wardrobe and can become staple pieces for the year.

The Belted Trouser

Sure you could get any pair of pants and grab a belt to go along with it, but the ready to wear belted trouser is currently trending this season. The best thing is that it could really be worn year-round. Flared or wide leg pants are also in so keep that in mind when you go shopping for these. The belted trouser can be worn with a nice blouse for work or for a date night with your boo.

The Button Up Blouse

This is a familiar piece, but don’t let its familiarity fool you. You may already own one of these, but don’t be afraid to try something a little different like patterns or color blocked button-ups. You could always keep it simple and chic with the plain Jane look. There’s nothing wrong with either option. You can dress it up for work with trousers or the classic pencil skirt, or give it some edge with a leather jacket. You can even keep it casual with a denim jacket over it.

The Midi Dress

Want to look long and lean? Then the midi dress is going to be your best friend! You can wear a midi for any occasion. For work pair it with a blazer and heels. Drinks after work anyone? Ditch the blazer, easy fix! Show of the curves with a bodycon and a slit or go for the sheath silhouette that isn’t so clingy.

If you like these wardrobe essentials but just don’t know where to get them or which styles you like the best or which would look the best on you, then download Fashom App and check out the styling feature. Ask your stylists for Spring wardrobe essentials on your next styling box.

 

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Jewelry Trends 2018

on March 21, 2018

Hello Fashomistas! Who doesn’t love a little bling right? Bling is everything because diamonds are a woman’s best friend right? Jewelry can take a simple outfit to a chic outfit! It can also take your look from day to night. Jewelry is an accessory and an enhancer. It is made to frame and enhances the natural beauty we all as women possess. Be glam, be gorgeous, be-jeweled!

Here are a few jewelry trends to look out for this year! Most of them are familiar, but they are back and better than ever.

Anklets

Some of you are thinking, anklets are a thing of the past, right? I know it’s so 90s right, but didn’t you know there was a renaissance going on in fashion right now. Out with the old and in with the older! Dainty anklets are the thing to wear in the coming Spring and Summer seasons. Wear an anklet or multiple anklets (because layering is in) to the beach, the park, or even on a date! Go for a simple chain or sport some charms. Feeling tres chic then wear an anklet with diamonds or pearls on them!

Asymmetrical Earrings

Asymmetrical earrings? What’s that? Sounds weird right? Allow us to explain. It almost looks like you are missing an earring, but it’s made to look stylish. Miss-matched earrings are what they are essential. You can rock a short and a long one like the 80s again or a hoop and a stud. It’s yours to decide.

Statement Earrings

Fashion makes a statement of its own, but beauty and jewelry do just the same! Make a statement before you even open your mouth with a jewelry pop! Big earrings, long earrings, textures, colors, you name it! If it stands out it’s a statement earring!

Layered Necklaces

Chokers are out! 2017 drove them into the ground. However, they can be found in this trend. The layered look consists of a dainty short chain that fits like a choker and two different length longer chains. You can use simple dainty chains or chains with charms.

Gold and Brass Pinky and Midi Rings

Midi rings have been on a steady in the curve for the past couple of years. Rock a few or sport them on multiple fingers. Midi rings aren’t just for your ring, middle, and index fingers. Pinkies and thumbs deserve to be adorned too! Wear simple dainty bands or ones with jewels and charms.

If you like these trends, then download Fashom App to see how our fellow Fashomistas are flaunting their jewels. If you need a little help on how to wear them check out our styling feature to get outfits and jewelry styled personally to your preferences!

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The Oscar Winning Trends

on March 10, 2018

Hey there Fashomistas? Did any of you catch the Oscars on Sunday? Well, we did, and we have some trends for you! From all white to goddess-like to simple elegance to looking like an Oscar for ladies in red! The ladies of the red carpet did not disappoint. No wonder women have an entire month dedicated to them. Women are talented, beautiful, and look good while doing any and everything! Let’s all take a bow!

As we mentioned before there were many trends on the red carpet this year, but the five we want to hone in on are all white, the goddess look, simple elegance, looking like an Oscar, and the lady in red.

All White

Rapper Dej Loaf says that she rocks all white when she’s feeling godly. Well, these ladies looked like Heaven on Earth in their all-white wear. All white is an all year ‘round trend. From Spring to Winter all-white wear is a winner! It is bold and elegant. It is chic and sexy. You’ve heard of red-hot, but what about white hot? These ladies styles are definitely WHITE HOT!

“The Goddess Look”

Who doesn’t want to look and feel like a walking goddess? Every woman is a goddess in her own light. The ladies of the red carpet strutted their stuff in flowing fits and empire waistlines. They look like they belong in a sculpture in Greece!

Simple Elegance

You can’t go wrong with a classic look. The simple and elegant look puts your beauty on display! With barely any flashy distractions, simple elegance flatters the body with crisp, clean lines. Color is everything with simple elegance. Make sure to wear colors that look good with the undertones and color of your skin for a standout but subtle look.

“Looking Like An Oscar”

Have you ever seen an Oscar? It is a solid gold trophy mounted on a black platform. Some ladies were able to pull off the look. They looked like they were dipped in gold with shimmer and sparkle! You’ve gotta love this look!

Lady In Red

Red is the color of passion and love. It can be worn year ‘round much like white in different shades to fit the season. These ladies showed up to the red carpet and were RED HOT! Red is a sensual and yet graceful color. Red is a statement color and tends to speak for itself.

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Pisces Women Style

on March 1, 2018

Hey there Fashomistas! Isn’t it crazy how you can dress and accessorize according to your zodiac?! We are in the zodiac of the Pisces right now. Pisces is from February 19th – March 20th. Pisces are known to be the most emotional and expressive zodiac there is. Pisces is the natural mermaid of all the signs. Pisces is the free-spirit, the hippie, the bohemian babe. Pisces is a water sign and loves going with the flow and not being restricted.

You can guess the Pisces probably don’t like pencil skirts or body con anything. You are better off catching a Pisces in a flowy sundress or a breezy A-line skirt. If a Pisces were to wear pants they would probably care for palazzos, flares, or bell bottoms. Pisces love to be free. The fewer accessories and layers of clothing, the better to them. They definitely don’t want to be weight down by heavy garments. You could catch Pisces in chiffon, jersey, cotton, silk/satin, etc.

Pisces love to feel and look otherworldly. They love pearlescent or iridescent garbs. Pisces love blues and purples of all hues, shades, and tints. It reminds them of the water. Pisces are no strangers to patterns. Pisces love to mix and match both patterns and colors. Pisces love complementary and analogous colors. Remember Pisces are free-spirited and something similar to a bohemian. Pisces is the zodiac sign that is said to have inspired Coachella. Think Solange in the Cranes in the Sky music video.

Pisces can be stuck in the 70s in their style. The 70s was a time of crazy prints, breezy dresses/skirts, and flared out pants. The 70s is a blur to most everyone, but we know as far as fashion is concerned it was a time of emancipation and invigoration. You can bet you could find a Pisces back in those days burning bras for feminism. A Pisces these days probably (on the more casual side when not at work) goes without a bra depending on the top. You would think that the Pisces would be an air sign and an Aquarius would be a water sign, but they are exactly the opposite. There is just something so free and passive about the water sign that is just not in the more controlled and somewhat aggressive air sign.

Here are some Pisces inspired looks:

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Aquarius Blog

on February 15, 2018

Alright Fashomistas, where are our Aquarius women at? Aquarius spans from 20 January to 18 February if you didn’t already know that. Aquarius is an air sign despite the fact that an Aquarius is often depicted as a water bearer or guardian. Aquarius is known as the independent sign. Aquarius tends to do what they want, when and where they want, with whomever they please, and how they want to do it. Aquarius could care less about your opinions about them. This is the makings of an amazing trendsetter.

If you think you can tell an Aquarius what to do, then you’re wrong. If you think that you can tell an Aquarius what to wear, then you are like ten times as wrong. Aquarius marches to the beat of their own drum. They are not trending sensitive. Most don’t even attempt to keep up with trends. They are footloose and fancy-free so they tend not to trouble themselves with the fashion cycle. They wear what they want when they want. An Aquarius is more interested in bending, breaking, and making their own set of fashion rules and standards.

Although Aquarius tends to be shy, their personal style will speak for them far before they ever have to open their mouths. Aquarius likes to play around with patterns. They love to mix and match them as well as colors. They aren’t relegated by coordination. They wear what they feel like looks best on them. Despite their shy demeanor, Aquarius is extremely confident. Aquarius does not try to fit in as they believe that they were born to stand out. It is almost impossible to peg Aquarius into a specific style of dress because they can tend to bounce around based on how there are feeling, what they like, or where they are going. One day an Aquarius may be boho and the next they may be minimal. They find freedom in these choices.

Here are some Aquarius inspired looks we created:

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Black History Fashion

on February 8, 2018

There’s a First Time for Everything: Black History in Fashion

Where are all of our history buff Fashomistas? Fashion history is our favorite subject! The months of February is Black History Month, and what better way is there to celebrate than by sharing some of the innumerable accomplished black women involved in fashion. The originals, the trailblazers, the pioneers, the firsts! There’s a first time for everything!

Elizabeth Keckley was born a slave in Virginia. She was a seamstress, civil rights activist, and author. Her dressmaking skills were her ticket out of slavery. She made enough in order to free not only herself but her son as well. She made her way to Washington and wound up being the personal modiste and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s wife. Some of the dresses she made are currently featured at the Smithsonian Museum of American History!

Ann Lowe was from Alabama, and the first African-American to become a noted international fashion designer. She was known for designing dignitaries’ wives dresses. She is responsible for the infamous Jackie O wedding dress. Her work is currently featured in the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture!

Dorthea Church was from Texarkana, Texas. She took her claim to fame in the 50s when she hired by Christian Dior. She became the first black model on the runways of Paris and was the first black model to have a successful career in Paris at that time, period!

Donyale Luna’s beauty and grace were compared to that of the great Queen Nefertiti. She is credited with being the first black supermodel as well as the first black model to cover British Vogue (1966).

Naomi Sims was the first black woman to cover Ladies’ Home Journal (1968). She also went on to design wigs and a cosmetic collection for black women.

Beverly Johnson was the first black woman to cover American Vogue (1974) as well as French Elle (1975). She went on to cover more than 500 magazines in her career.

Grace Jones was born in Jamaica. She moved to New York with her family as a child, and she eventually started her modeling career there. She later moved to Paris to continue pursuing her career. She is known for making the androgynous look famous and appealing in the 80s. Not only is she a supermodel, but she is also a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

Naomi Campbell was the first black model to cover Time Magazine (1991) as well as French and Russian Vogue (1988, 2000). She is one of the five models known as the Original Supermodels or the Big Five, a term coined from their 1990 British Vogue cover. Photographer Steven Meisel referred to Campbell as one of the three models in the Trinity.

Lana Ogilvie is a Canadian model and was the first woman of color to be signed by Cover Girl Cosmetics (1992).

Tyra Banks was the first African-American woman to cover GQ (1996), Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue (1996), as well as the Victoria’s Secret Catalog (1997). She has known for her shows America’s Next Top Model and Tyra (Talk Show.) She now has her own cosmetics line, Tyra Beauty. She is also a producer, television personality, actress, author, and singer.

Liya Kebede was the first black woman to sign with and become the face of Estee Lauder.

If you want to see some more stylish and inspirational black women that love fashion check out the Fashom App.

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The Power of Pants (A Grammy’s Tale)

on February 1, 2018

Did any of our Fashomistas catch the Grammys?! There was a lot controversy, a lot of talent, a lot to celebrate, but most importantly there was a lot of fashion and personal style! We love gorgeous evening gown, but there is just something powerful about a pants suit! There were several women on the red carpet this year that ditched the traditional dress routine and decided to embrace the powerful statement that pants or the lack thereof make!

Some of my favorite looks of the night included Eve, Anna Kendrick, Cyndi Lauper, Rapsody, Ava Max, Alessia Cara, Andra Day, Janelle Monae, Sibley Scoles and Erin Lim. Most of these women hail from the music world so it stands to reason that they would march to the beat of their own drum with their personal style! The fashion statements ladies made ranged from neutral to monochrome to patterns.

Now maybe you’re thinking, “Yes these looks are nice, but how do I bring these looks to life in my everyday life?” Fashom is here to help you with that. Here are some great trends and tips that you can follow in your everyday life whether you are a corporate woman, a fashionista, or a stay at home mom.

  1. Keep it neutral. You can’t go wrong with a neutral color. Neutrals are the backbone of every woman’s wardrobe. Take it from Alessia Cara. She looks like quite the casual chic chick in her Chucks and Chinos. If you’re a corporate woman you may want to keep it neutral, but don’t let it take away your style like Alessia.
  2. Ditch the pants. If you’re a stay at home mom you might like this next one. Check out Andra Day and Erin Lim. The suit jacket is there and we are loving it, but where are their pants?! Suit jackets as dresses! Talk about a life hack! Rushing to get ready for your date with the hubby? Forget the pants because you’re going to be styling and profiling tonight!

 

  1. 3. Monochrome head to toe. This was the style in the early 2000s, and it’s been making its way back for the last couple of years. Rapsody and Sibley Scoles did it right. They are in colors that fit their complexions, and they are popping! This style could work for the corporate woman, the fashionista, as well as the stay at home mom!

4. Patterns, patterns, and you guessed it more patterns! Eve, Anna Kendrick, Ava Max, Cyndi Lauper, and Janelle Monae all rocked different patterns on their pants and rocked it oh so well! If you are a fashionista and want to make a statement, then this is the look for you!

Not so traditional? Love to make a statement? You may find the power in pants! Need help finding a style that’s right for you? Download Fashom App, and check out our new stylist feature! Our stylists will personally style you and have the pieces sent to your doorstep!

Now that’s powerful!

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The SAG Awards

on January 25, 2018

Did any of you Fashomistas watch the SAG Awards? It was a great award show wasn’t it, but did you see the FASHION?! The SAG Awards, like many other award shows, is known for its red carpet fashions. Celebrities walk the red carpet in some of the most fashion-forward and extravagant pieces out there.

You may be thinking, “How can I be fashion forward without breaking my bank and being way too extra?” That’s where we come in. Inspiration is everything in style. Fashion is what you were; style is how you wear it! Remember that difference. You don’t have to carbon copy someone’s outfit just because you like it. All you have to do is be inspired by it. Then you can make it your very own.

Our top eight favorite SAG Awards red carpet looks came from the following (in no particular order): Tracee Ellis Ross, Marisa Tomei, Yara Shahidi, Danielle Brooks, Clea DuVall, Diane Guerrero, Saoirse Ronan, and last but certainly not least Dasha Polanco. These eight women used the red carpet as their runway. They showcased their own personal style and their fashion sense. They wore pieces that were good for their own bodies and skin complexions as well. Sometimes we forget about those two factors and just wear anything because we think it looked hot on someone else. You have to wear what is right for you! Some trends these ladies inspired for us were: all white, all black, A-line dresses, midi dresses, jumpsuits and pantsuits, crop tops, and figure-hugging dresses!

Now let’s, take a look at each and see how we can use this in the day to day life-“style”.

First, we have Tracee Ellis Ross, who never disappoints on the red carpet. She is a Fashion diva much like her mother! She strutted her stuff in an all-white ensemble even down to her shoes which popped in contrast with her skin complexion. She chose a bold red lip in contrast to her neutral colored ensemble. When is it appropriate for us to wear an all-white ensemble? They are most fitting in the summer or winter. A nice white dress and heels in the summer will do the trick or a white sweater with white tights or jeans and a white coat for the winter.

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Next, the lovely Marisa Tomei stepped out in one of our personal favorite styles of dresses which is the midi dress! She even paired it with a pair of single-soled sandal heels which are also our fave! Every woman, no matter the height, need at least one staple midi dress and a pair of single soles sandal heels in their closet. A midi dress is considered below the knee unlike a mini but doesn’t touch the floor like a maxi. As a short woman midi dresses are key to making you look longer and thinner depending on the color and pattern of your dress. Try dark shades to thin and lengthen you out.

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Another staple piece is the A-line dress or skirt. Saoirse Ronan looks chic and classic in her black A-line dress. She finished the look with pointed toe heels, which are our fave for an A-line! If you have more of a classic look an A-line will do you well. They do, however, tend to make you look shorter, but both a-lines and pointed to us heels should have a place in every woman’s closet especially the working woman or businesswoman.

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We’re going to address Yara Shahidi and Clea DuVall together. Yara killed in in an all black jumpsuit that had a cool train attached to it. Clea worked a black pantsuit. Black is our happy color so anything black we are drawn to, but these ladies really did it and went out of the box. We know trains on jumpsuits aren’t practical, but you could easily find a jumpsuit to wear for any occasion. If you’re not into dresses for your more dresses up occasion go outside of the box and wear a pantsuit like Clea. Both of these looks have the ability to make you look longer. We love a good jumpsuit, and pants are everything when it’s cold or We just don’t feel like being in a dress.

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Danielle Brooks and Dasha Polanco looked stunning on the red carpet. Where are our curvy, full-figured Fashomistas at? These ladies are amazing at showcasing their curves in the correct way for their bodies. This is a major key in both fashion and style because it is what and how you wear pieces. Both women are wearing a fit just where they need it. Danielle is showcasing her bust while Dasha is showcasing all her curves, but it is done subtly and elegantly. If you want to show off a little there’s nothing wrong with that, but you don’t want to show off too much. Danielle’s dress fits her body, but she isn’t showing too much. She wants the attention up towards higher where her bust and beautiful face are. We all have an asset we like to show the most whether is it your bust or legs or curves. Dasha is a curvy woman she loves to showcase her figure not by baring it all but by framing it nicely. Her figure-hugging dress isn’t showing much, but those curves shine through as the center of attention. Even her wavy dresses are cohesive with her curvy aesthetic. So, for our everyday women: find your favorite asset, and then find the best way to showcase it without letting it all hang out. Don’t be afraid to be sexy!

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Winter is withering away and Spring is near! Diane Guerrero came out in a crop top. She’s our kind of woman because we love crops. As soon as it gets warm I’m busting mine back out! There are so many types of crop tops. You can wear fitting ones like she has here, or you can wear a flowy boxy blouse shaped one, there are even cropped sweaters and hoodies for our lounging ladies. You can pair them with leggings, joggers, skirts, or jeans. If you have some tummy that’s nothing high waist bottoms can fix. We love high waist 90s style jeans personally because they flaunt our curves better.

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If you need some help because you’re inspired by celebrities, but aren’t quite sure how to make it fit with your everyday life, then download Fashom App. We are here to help you. We can find pieces that fit your body, your work, and any occasion. Our new stylist feature matches a stylist with you who will personally style you. Remember it’s not just about fashion but your own personal style!

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Springing into Trends

on January 19, 2018

Fashomistas, we are more than halfway through January now! Time is flying by. Spring will be here before you know it, which is great because I’m ready to shed my black and white minimalist palette for some Spring colors, especially pastels. The official first day of Spring starts on the Spring Equinox, March 20th. So, we need to start stocking up and shopping for it now before the time is here ladies because the time is already near.

This Spring is coming fast Fashomistas, and here are what colors you can expect to see trending in this upcoming season! There will be blues, purples, reds, browns, yellows, greens, pinks, and greys. Pastels are coming in season again ladies, and I can’t wait! I am here for the blues, purples, and pinks for sure. Some of you may be wondering why there are browns and greys listed as a part of the Spring Color Palette. The reason for this is because with all of these beautiful bright and bold spring colors sometimes you need a neutral to mellow it out and to make it fashion. I am all for color blocking, but if you try every color under the sun you’ll end up looking like a rainbow. In fashion, that’s usually never a good thing.

Here are some Fashom outfits I personally styled for some different Spring occasions.

First up, I utilized the colors listed as “taffy”, “yolk”, and “soft grey.” Taffy is a lilac tint that belongs to the purple family and yolk is a yellow shade. If you know anything about color theory, purple and yellow are known as complementary colors because of they… Yes, you guessed it… because they complement each other. Spring is still “sweater weather.” However, it can be a bit warmer with a cool breeze. I paired this sweater and cardigan with a cute denim skirt for a nice Spring date. Don’t forget this cute little daisy bag with that small, but a saturated pop of color in it. The soft grey acts as a neutral even though the taffy is relatively muted.

Taffy, Yolk, & Soft Grey

Second, I have an outfit that utilizes the colors listed as “rose water” and “rubber sole.” These colors go together so fittingly. A nice pastel pink blouse paired with a suede mini skirt and leather booties. This could be a cute working outfit depending on your job. If you can’t wear it to work, then you could always wear it to the movies or the mall!

Rose Water & Rubber Sole

Up next is a simple, casual day outfit with the use of the colors listed as “catalyst” and “woke.” Every woman needs a good dark wash denim; it is a staple in every wardrobe no matter the style for sure. These dark jeans go great with the breezy and dreamy green blouse with its simple string bow tie. The matching bag and neutral flats complete this look. This is a nice daytime, nowhere really to go, but still, want to be a cute outfit.

Catalyst & Woke

Last but certainly not least, is the outfit that pictures the colors listed as “baby blue” and “iD.” My favorite pairing for Spring would have to be baby, light, or powder blue on light wash denim. It is a match made in Heaven! Here’s some more color theory for you. Because blue and purple are next to each other on the color wheel they are considered analogous colors. “iD” is listed as a red, but I would say it is more like the color, red-violet, which a very deep or rich hue consisting of red and purple which makes even more sense as to why this bag and these shoes look good with this blue sweatshirt; because blue and red literally make purple. Blue is already a part of red-violet. Enough book sense for you and back to the fashion sense. Who said comfy couldn’t be cute. Maybe it’s a little breezy this sweatshirt will keep you warm. My favorite parts of this outfit are the bows on the sweatshirt as well as on the pants. It makes this simple ensemble stylish and fun. This outfit is perfect for a walk in the park or anything that causes for you to be out in the Spring air.

Baby Blue & iD

If you like this Spring color palette and if these outfits seem to be just your style, then download the Fashom App (www.fashom.com) for more outfit inspiration. Check out our new stylist feature if you want to “spring” into these trends, but need some help finding what you need, want, and actually like.

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