Age of Aquarius

on January 27, 2020

People who are born between January 21st and February 20th fall under the zodiac sign of Aquarius; they are independent, easy-going, and have great style. Their style is so unique that you can probably spot an Aquarian simply by how they dress! Aquarians always like their style to stand out but if you’re a fellow Aquarian in need of some styling inspiration during your season (or even if you’re not but you just like their style ), we’re here to help with a few tips on how to incorporate some of the hottest trends into your wardrobe! 

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Wild Cat

    Animal print items are a must for Aquarians this season. Luckily, chic animal prints are everywhere right now and come in many forms including coats, shirts, skirts, dresses, accessories, and pants. Our favorite four-legged inspired print for Aquaruius though is leopard because it can be dressed up or down for any occasion! A tailored leopard print dress is great for a night out but can also transition into work the next day by either layering it under a bold colored blazer or layering it under a fitted black turtleneck with pumps and a bright clutch! 

Cozy Chic

    Aquarians are known to prioritize comfort whilst still keeping their outfits stylish. A simple way to do this and incorporate the fun texture trend simultaneously is by pairing a velvet skirt with a slightly oversized printed knit sweater and over-the-knee boots! We all want to feel good in the clothes we wear but we admire Aquarians so much in this particular regard because they have a particular talent for making comfortable look effortlessly cute. 

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Turquoise Dreams 

     Each Zodiac sign tends to be associated with a color and, although there is some debate over the definitive one for each sign, turquoise is the most common hue that pops us for Aquaurius. This makes perfect sense for the water sign that is Aquarius because blue hues are most linked to the look of water and something brighter or bolder than the basic navy fits in perfectly with their personality. Turquoise can range from a summer to a winter color depending on how it’s styled and is a great replacement if you’re looking for a color to make a look pop that is not red. You can pull this in with some chunky turquoise jewelry on an all-black outfit, a fitted sweater/turtleneck tucked into a striped/animal print skirt, or just add a touch by throwing on a turquoise scarf with a fun printed top and faux leather leggings! 

The Aquarian sense of style is just as strong as they are. Whether they are drawing from their inner animal, cozying up a cool trend, or bringing the boldness with a pop of turquoise, we can all find a little inspiration by looking to the amazing Aquarians. All of us here on the Fashom team wish every Aquarian a very happy birthday!

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Knack for Knits

on January 15, 2020

We all await that time of year where we can pull out our cozy knits for our everyday activities whether it be work, a night out, or just curling up by the fire and binge watching our favorite new series  and we are finally right at peak comfy weather. Knits are effortless and comfortable but have also shown up in so many more forms than just the usual oversized sweater this season. From cardigans to sweater dresses, we’re here to highlight all the stylish ways you can wear knits this winter! 

 

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Cropped:

Our favorite sweaters have been cropped this season either in length or by sleeves. We adore this chic variation on the classic sweater from Papermoon, which can be worn with or without a shirt underneath to casual or formal occasions. Wearing this style can be simple—just throw on a nice pair of high waisted black jeans or printed skirt, a pair of pumps, and you’re ready for anything! 

 

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Sweater Dresses: 

Often thought of as more on the casual side, knits can also be easily worn to formal events as we’ve seen on many runways. Sweater dresses are comfortable and versatile enough that they can be worn from day to night without batting a lash, like this one from Chris & Carol! We’re all for the sweater dress trend, which can be styled with an oversized belt and/or knee-high boots.

 

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Cardigans:

Another favorite trend this season is knit cardigans. Traditionally worn over a shirt or blouse, a great new way of styling these classic pieces is by buttoning them up and wearing them alone. Whether you wear them on or off-the-shoulder, they look put together and give your wardrobe a fresh spin!

 

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This sweater season, we’ve seen knits come in all different shapes, colors, and fabrics. From co-rd knits in bright neon to puff sleeves to button downs to half zips, knits can be worn to any event whether it is easy and laid back or elegant and chic. Warm knits remain one of the most comfortable items to wear and only take an extra few seconds to make perfect for any occasion!

 

To make sure some of these pieces or trends end up in your own closet, just ask for them in next request with us at www.fashom.com!

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Layer Love

on January 8, 2020

     Post-holiday winter season is finally here, which means you can finally put away all the extra glitter and sequins, and start focusing on your everyday looks as you slip into your everyday routine once again (even if we wish we still had at least another week off). If you’re like me, you definitely want to continue living your best, ‘Hot Girl Summer’ life all year long. However, there are many fun and unexpected ways to layer pieces for these cooler months of the year. Wearing layers doesn’t have to be as heavy or complex as it may sound, so here are a few tips from our stylists at FASHOM with easy yet stylish ways to layer this season (featuring some of our new arrivals!):

 

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A colorful over-the-knee coat with pleather gloves and a printed scarf adds a pop of brightness to what can be a dreary ensemble after a while. This is an easy way to make a casual or work outfit feel fun and fresh while staying warm.

 

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A solid-color jumpsuit layered under a coated jacket or textured cardigan, a pair of patterned booties, and a daring lip is the perfect transitional combination whether this look be for the office or an evening out with your best gal pals!

 

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A trench coat and a bold knit sweater paired with a textured skirt under tights is an easy way to bring a hint of chic elegance to your everyday wardrobe this winter. Not only is this outfit fun, but it looks perfectly on-trend without needing the help of a glam squad!

 

To make sure a few of these pieces end up in your wardrobe before they sell out, submit your request for a FASHOM box today at www.fashom.com or through our app!

 

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New Year, New Style, & Same Amazing You

on December 30, 2019

     It’s time to say goodbye to this decade and step into a brand new one with both confidence and  style. Let go of all the crazy (sometimes even outlandish) fads we all participated in and jump into 2020 being simply the best version of you. This all starts with the most important day of this new journey though, New Year’s Eve, because who doesn’t love feeling their best and starting a new 12-month chapter on a high and fashionable note? Whether you’re going to a house party, heading over to the bar, or hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration in your own home, this night is the perfect starting horn to the new decade.

 

Here are a few of our stylists’ top picks to help you ring in NYE right: 

 

  • Sequins are always a dazzling choice for New Year’s celebrations, but this year we say reinvent how we would usually wear them. Instead of dawning a sequin jumpsuit or basic sequin dress, try styling a black jumpsuit with a white blazer, and top it off with a sequined clutch to let you shimmer brighter than the ball in Times Square.  

 

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  • Be bold in your color choices. NYE is about celebrating another year gone by and letting go of your worries as you dance your way into the next 12 months with a new attitude. Wearing a bold like a red lip or bright jacket color can help bring you confidence and that boss-energy as you strut into the new 365 days ahead.  

 

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  • Metallics are a classic way to bring some shine into your new year but we love it even more because it is so easy to pull this into any look and make it as subtle or loud as you would like. A wide-leg metallic pant/legging paired with a black wrap top or leopard print tank is a look for those who really want to make entrance, however you’re not alone if that is a touch much for you. To add a little sparkle into your look without making everyone around you wear sunglasses, simply pair a shimmery eye shadow with a beautiful crimson red blouse and black skirt or your favorite LBD pulled together with a pair of metallic pumps!

 

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     2020 is about starting anew, but not by reinventing yourself. As we step into the new year, we will be taking our strides with a new confidence in our choice to stop hiding our flaws and trying to blend in. This year, we are making the resolution to love ourselves exactly as we are and won’t be afraid to show it.  

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Rosé All Winter Day

on December 28, 2019

You have probably heard of ‘rosé all day’ but have you heard of ‘rosé all winter day’? Rosé is that beautiful tone between pink and beige that is, arguably, also associated closely with the ‘millennial pink’ movement that you have seen everywhere since essentially 2014. To be perfectly honest, that color range can appear to be a bit boring to some on its own or make you think it could wash you out but sometimes things are not as they appear, and this is one of them. We are going to give you a few fun ideas on how to add this perfectly on-trend pink-tinted nude to your winter closet with ease, and hint how you can even play with it in layers (😱) . I know you might be thinking ‘more than one shade of pink is not really me’ but there is certainly a difference between what we have in mind and the idea you may have in your head at the moment that makes you believe you could resemble an actor in a Pepto Bismol commercial.

The true secret here is simply that it is all in the details. Whether that it be pulling from already present pink tones in the color of a flower on your dress or bringing rosé into a monochromatic look, incorporating this trend is much more elementary than it might seem at first. Adding a splash of rosé can transform any outfit. When there is an ensemble with more that one shade of pink, it is always important that they either be broken up (typically this is easiest with a neutral color) or be of the same tone (i.e. not a vibrant hot pink with a blush next to each other) so that they still mesh well together without clashing. For example, a beige turtleneck with a rosé-esque faux-fur jacket/cardigan paired with beige boots is a cohesive and simple way to be on trend during the last round of your holiday parties.

 

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This specific look above is more on the bold side of how to pull off the layered look but the way everything is paired together here is such a great diagram for how to apply this trend without making it overwhelming on you. The leather jacket, black boots, black graphic/embellished tee, and pink tulle skirt scream individuality with an edge but it is not exactly something many of us can pull off on a casual Tuesday night. So, we break it down! Instead of pulling pink hues from a bouquet of flowers, try pulling it from a favorite pattered top or sweater of yours and pairing it with either a blush sneaker or even just coordinating it to your lipstick. Another alternative is simply to throw on a pair of blush jeans/leggings with a casual look you would typically just round off with your usual denim or even layer a rosé cardigan on top of a dark color long sleeve t-shirt/light sweater to help give contrast.

 

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Trying new trends in general can be scary at first glance but you simply won’t know unless you try 😉

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Mad for Plaid

on December 8, 2019

     Tis’ the season to see a rise in one of those prints that seems to be all around us but that we often have trouble discerning whether we love or hate…Plaid. Plaid, whether it be checkered or tartan, can bring up a variety of feelings within us based on whatever we associate with it with most. When people think of plaid, some can think of school uniforms, some can think of lumberjacks, some can think of kilts, and, of course, some can think of everything southern or western inspired but plaid can be so much more than the categories it’s subconsciously placed into.

    In the mighty words of Lizzo, ‘truth is’ girl, plaid has expanded its reach and is no longer as stereotypical as we’ve been led to believe. Plaid has become a fun and, sometimes even playful, print that allows us to have fun with our wardrobes whilst still sticking to semi-classic roots. This print always comes back to popularity in true or various forms each year because, even though it does have origins in various firm points throughout history, it is also so easy to update with bright and bold colors, modern accessories, and even a subtle mix of other chic prints to spruce up any ensemble! Here are a few ways to pad your plaid with your own unique style this holiday season: 

 

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Last-Minute Thanksgiving Style Guide

on November 27, 2019

 

      Is it your first time meeting your partners’ parents? Are you going to a Friendsgiving? Spending time with the in-laws? No matter where you’re celebrating Thanksgiving Day or what you’re bringing to the table, we all face the same conundrum: what to wear? 

      I’m not sure how it may be in your family or friend group, but for many women it’s a subtle internal standard of: what is everyone else going to be wearing? Will I be too overdressed if I wear this? Or underdressed if I wear that? Like many, we can be torn on whether we would rather be comfy and throw on some leggings and a plush sweater or put on one of our best dresses that highlights ALL of our curves in the best way since the holidays do give us a little extra time to shine (both figuratively and literally thanks to the copious opportunities to dawn metallics, lurex, sequins, etc.).    

      Many of us also have so much on our hands during this time of year in general that it can feel like an extra challenge to look as great as we would like to with family, friends  kids, and even pets running around: who has the time to even think too much now? Luckily, we are here to help with some easy ways of looking chic on Thanksgiving Day! For all of your potential situations this holiday, here are 4 quick last minute tips to help you get ready before all the wonderful, cranberry-scented madness begins:

 

  • A jewel tone or printed oversized sweater with leggings and booties can make a quick, comfortable look feel 3 times more chic with 3 times less work.

 

  • The wrap dress is the master of fast and simple throw-on pieces to create an outfit  that can easily be dressed up or down with minimal effort and maximum comfort.

 

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  • A duster cardigan, dark skinny jeans, and a faux or true front-tucked top can easily compliment every body type and create a put-together yet still casual ensemble.

 

  • For a dressier affair, try layering a fun skirt ( like the one you have in your closet that you love but can never figure how to wear) over leggings, pair that with a neutral or patterned fitted turtleneck, and top it off with bold/bright heels heels for a pop of color!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving! xo

 

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Wildly Tame

on November 26, 2019

     Are animal prints the new neutral? If you don’t think so at this point…keep reading 😉  From wild to tame, these prints can be amazingly versatile and are a staple in every stylish person’s closet this season. From luxe snake prints to domineering cheetah prints to newly updated prints like giraffe, cow, and tiger, there are a multitude of options everyone can appreciate.

     For the last few years, we’ve been seeing this increase in animal print popularity from top designers and this season is no different as prints have gone wild across the board; pouncing in to all of our wardrobes. Some trends come and go but this doesn’t seem to be one that’s leaving anytime soon. Though it’s extremely ‘in’ this season, there have been other times when it’s been considered ‘outdated’, and yet we all have still dawned these primal prints at least once or twice without such a care. 

     This is the season where we tend to gravitate towards our neutrals that range from browns to cremes to blacks but throwing in a faded or light animal print instead can give us that little something extra to our ensembles without attracting too much attention. Animal prints have become the new alternative neutral because not only are they now proven to be timeless, but they also compliment everything and everyone whether you want to emphasize or keep your tone on the soft side. If you’re on the prowl to stay within budget yet still look chic with ease, here are some ideas on how to keep yourself wildly tame this fall and winter:

 

  • Blackout: Pair black jeans/leggings with a comfy black sweater and a cheetah print scarf to liven it up! 

 

  • An All-Denim Look from ZZZ to Zebra – Dark jeans and a dark denim jacket with a pair of zebra printed boots or flats is a super cute and casual upgrade to your everyday look.

 

  • Prrrrrrinted Jackets – A tiger or cheetah print long coat with a tan sweater and a pair of light blue jeans will keep you warm with a hint of updated edge that can be rounded off perfectly with a pair of black or jewel-tone ankle boots..

 

  • Bold Layering for the Lazy – If you’re feeling daring one chilly day this year, try pairing a sleeveless/short-sleeve light giraffe print dress with a neutral (white/black/beige/brown/grey) color turtleneck underneath finished off by combat boots.

  • Beanie Baby – Who doesn’t love a thick and comfy beanie? Take a light white blouse and either lightly washed or dark denim blue jeans then pair them with bold boots and a leopard print beanie for a fun take on cozy winter cool!!

 

 

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Libra Season Style Guide

on October 23, 2019

        With fall in full swing, so is the Libran season (which is essentially all of pumpkin-spice season to most true-hearted Libras 😉). If you’re anything like myself, you sometimes loosely utilize astrology as a form of guidance. When the sun enters Libra from September 23rd to October 23rd, not only do our ways of thinking change, but so do our styles as its the official beginning of the sweater weather. We replace our mini-skirts, T-shirts, and our ‘Hot Girl Summer’ mindsets with coats, boots, and rational but still chic thinking. We tend to reflect more on practical(ish) decisions this season than we do when it’s summer, the living is easy, and the sun is in Gemini, Leo, Cancer or Virgo. 

       When autumn approaches, we often hear the people around us say, ‘now I can really dress’, implying they can now truly showcase their best personal styles, which is thought to be partly attributed to our air sign encouraging charisma, creativity, beauty, and new ideas within them. This is the season to welcome changes to our wardrobes and take a little risk in trying something new. Luckily, Fashom makes this aspect easy for you with personalized boxes that are shipped right to your front door!

        Late-September to late-October is the peak time to release our inner Cher from Clueless, played by fellow Libran, Alicia Silverstone. Cher embodied; charisma, risk, creativity, and beauty through her clothing (plus those iconic one-liners). This can encourage us to do the same with our very own closets. Here is some stylish and trendy Libra season outfit inpso based off the Libran character that you can easily rock:         

      

  • Professional Perfection: A black blazer, white lace button-down, a gray plaid pencil skirt or mustard trousers, and a pair of black heels with metal details or bold flats.

 

  • Casual Chic: Pairing a beret/flat brim fedora, with a detailed jacket (stripes, polkadots, or a different texture like corduroy), with black jeans, and a pair of ankle booties.

 

  • Mad for Plaid: Pairing together a plaid blazer/jacket with a pair of pants in the same print and color with a white blouse, and a pair of white vegan-leather sneakers is a bold but rewarding styling option this season.

 

  • Easy with Plaid-ttitude : If you feel plaid on plaid is too out there, wearing a plaid shirt half tucked (tucking in one side of the shirt into your pants while leaving the rest out of the shirt outside of them) with solid colored pants or jeans is also a great alternative that Cher would likely rock herself.

 

  • Feeling Vest-ive: If you just have a casual meeting or parent teacher conference to attend but still want to look chic, you could wear a quilted neutral colored vest, a bold button-down, matching jeans, and some patterned ankle booties. 

 

  • Mesh Madness: If you are going out for a night on the town, this could be the outfit for you. Marry together a black mesh-detail top (with or without a tube top/cami underneath), black wide-leg pants or jeans, and a pair of heels or ankle booties, and you’re ready for a night out with your girlfriends.

 

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Fall Trend Report

on October 6, 2019

        When the weather turns cooler, so does our style. Gone are the days of sandals and shorts…Now we must saddle up, and throw on our prints and our cowboy boots. As we welcome the new autumn season, we welcome the new fashion trends as well.

         Aside from the animal prints we are seeing everywhere, tailored power suits, neon colors, English tweed, dark florals, lace, oversized denim jackets, metallics, cowgirl accessories, and lots of pockets are what to watch out for this season. Already we can see ourselves pulling out a few fashion-forward pieces inspired by these when our own Fashom boxes deliver some of these exciting trends! This season has shaken things up with these updated twists on classic Fall styles:

  • The Fall power suit has well-tailored angles, padded shoulders, and a belted waist to help you embrace your curves. 
  • Prepare to wow your friends with neon! If you’re feeling really edgy, you can do the look from head to toe or simply add a bright belt for a pop on an all black outfit. 
  • Tweed gets a fresh look in perfectly cut capes, belted coats, and pleated asymmetrical skirts.
  • Florals for spring? Not exactly…This autumn offers a new take on florals by making them dark and woodsy yet still feminine. 
  • Rock n’ roll metallics are perfect for a night out on the town in chic party dresses or skinny coated jeans. 
  • Cowgirl accessories are predicted to be more common than you might think with data showing a huge increase in searches for rancher hats (whether you live in the West or just like listening to Old Town Road). Fringe, western boots, and embellished denim all help make up the trendy, ‘urban cowgirl’ look.  
  • Pockets are a trend? Yup, and here’s why we’re excited; we are able to not only be trendy but can utilize these for our absolute essentials rather than toting around a heavy bag with us all day. 
  • Lace also receives an update in the shape of risqué yet still conservative mini and maxi dresses.

 

        We love that this season encourages women to step out of their comfort zones while staying true to their own styles. Although some of these trends may not be your cup of tea, this season offers a little something for everyone. Tweeds for the woman with more classic tastes, the sophisticated working woman gets an update to the staple power suit, the woman who love taking risks with a bit of edge can make an entrance with neon pops, and if you’re like us, you can mix and match some of these trends together to create a look that is as unique as you are! Here are a few pics to help give you some seriously stylish inspo 😉

 

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 -Givenchy Show (Getty Images).   

 

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