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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(Top – Retrieved from Pexels; Center- Naked Zebra Coat with Oversized Lappel retrieved from FASHOM ; Bottom – Chris & Carol Sweater Dress With Infinity Scarf retrieved from  FASHOM)

 

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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(Top – Retrieved from Unsplash; Center- Gilli Ruched Ankle Cargo Woven Jumpsuit retrieved from FASHOM ; Bottom – Twenty Second Letty Plaid Hi-Lo Duster retrieved from FASHOM )

 

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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(Top – Retrieved from Pexels; Center – Les Amis: Midi Skirt retrieved from FASHOM ; Bottom – Twenty Second Pippa Zig-Zag Knit Sweater retrieved from FASHOM )

 

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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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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A Night in Nashville

on September 28, 2019
     We still cannot believe our #BeOneWithFashom event and meet-up alongside five fabulous influencers friends in the beautiful and bustling city of Nashville, TN was over two whole weeks ago now! Throughout the night, we loved having the opportunity to meet some of you Fashomistas IRL, answer your questions in the Q & A with our very own CEO Mitali Saxena, showcase some of our favorite new pieces for autumn presented by one of our stylists, talk a little about what is new and upcoming for Fashom (BIG news coming to you all soon, btw), and simply have an amazing time with some amazing members of our tribe!
     As an online styling company, we strive to ensure that you feel we not only understand your style but your lifestyle because your style reflects your daily life. Instead of feeling as if a computer is selecting your clothes for you based off of certain buzzwords you gave in the answers to your styling quiz, we have stylists who hand-pick options for you so that you can have a real person better understand the real you. Communication is at our core and we feel that keeping that line open with you constantly whether through our styling calls, emails, comments and messages on social media, or at events like the one held in Nashville, is what makes us the only real option which is why we always understand that we are all #BetterAsIAm.
     In case you missed any of our time in Music City, check out our socials to relive parts of this wonderful night and our Facebook for the full album but here’s a small sample just for you 😉
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The Confidential Cancer: This Month’s Picks for the Most In-Tune Sign

on July 22, 2019

You may not notice it, but your personality traits run very in-tune to how you dress and what your fashion sense is. In fact, the connection between the two are very strong, that you can put your best foot forward with dressing your part. Cancers are very hard to read because of the fact that they are so reserved. Similar to their opposite spectrum sign, the Capricorn, they have a hard outer shell which resonates to their symbol: The Crab. They have a hard exterior, but when they are pushed to the extreme, their true colors are inside. Their outer shell is a way that Cancers protect their feelings before fully opening up. Cancers tend to be calm and at peace, but their inner feelings are shown once that is broken. You may never know what a cancer is thinking because they are so unpredictable. Due to all of these personality traits, Cancers get the misinterpretation that they are very emotional. They often have a strong sense of empathy which can lead to them having a lot of layers.

1. Mood of the Day

Typically, Cancers are very in-tune with their feelings and how the day brings them. Cancers are unpredictable, which means they are unpredictable with their outfits and style. Their styles may change one day based on what is happening internally for them. Cancers enjoy pieces that have meaning to them or that are sentimental. They also enjoy vintage pieces that have value. Cancers wear their emotions on their sleeve, so they will most likely do the same with their outfits. If they’re feeling down, they might wear blue. If they’re wearing orange, they might feel peachy. Above are some examples of colored pieces based on a Cancer’s mood:

 

 

2. Perfect Pastels for Everyday

Each sign has a color spectrum, and for Cancers, they love pastels. Cancers also thrive for comfortability. They tend to reach for clothing that are made of natural fibers such as cotton and wool. If Cancers could wear pajamas all day, they would. Below are picks that could go for the comfortability of a Cancer:

 

3. Night Out

Cancers are homebodies (like most of us) and love their pj’s, however they also love going out to unwind. When they do, they unleash a wilder side to them that many people don’t get to see. Cancers love to dress casually in a summer dress, blazer, or a set of heels. Again, they will veer towards a more colorful palette as opposed to the cliche all-black wear.

 

4. Date Night

Cancers enjoy romance and getting to know people on a more intimate level. They love getting dressed up for a passionate evening with an array of emotion. Cancers are flirty and playful, so when they get in this mood, their style is matched. Cancers are also very loving, so they will get into different prints, patterns, and even darker hues for the amorous vibes:

Disclaimer: All image credit goes to Polyvore, Shop Look, Pinterest, and Fashionkill21. Fashom does not own any of these images, we upload them for inspiration purposes only. Cover image is from Pinterest. 

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The Best Winter Styles for Curvy & Plus Sized Figures

on February 11, 2019

Curvy women are killing it in the styling game! Body positivity is one of the most important qualities that a woman can have. You were born with the perfect body, so you might as well flaunt it! One of Fashom’s main mottos within the brand is body positivity and self love, and we aspire to share this with every woman. Before winter comes to an end, catch the styles that are trending and perfect for plus sized women.

1. Faux Fur

Faux fur is everywhere, AND it is cruelty free, which is even better. Fur vests, fur coats, fur scarves, and fur cardigans have been strutted across all street styles, and they specifically look flawless on curvy women. It is a well-rounded piece that can easily dress up an outfit or dress down an outfit. Shown above, there are so many different ways to wear fur.

2. Long Dresses

Long dresses elongate the figure, and hides all of the spots that us curvy women want to keep hidden. They also give that curvature silhouette that extenuates the parts of the body we don’t like. Long dresses are fun and come all the way down to the ankles where you can pair your favorite booties or heels with the outfit.  They make curvy and plus sized women stand out.

3. Trenchies

Trench coats are long, stylish, and fashionable – they never go out of season and will always be in style. These beauties look amazing on plus sized women and also keep you warm throughout these brutal cold seasons. Monochromatic, color blocking, patterns, and different tie-ups are many ways to show off these classic coats.

4. Monochromatic

Monochromatic colors sound boring, but not when they are used correctly. Monochromatic colors keep the silhouette elongated and the figure nice and fitted. Like long dresses, monochromatic outfits hide what you wish to cover up, and induces a lovely shape to the body.

5. Knee High Boots

Knee high boots will always be sexy, sophisticated, and fun all in one. They are seductive enough to make a statement, but professional enough to stay relevant in the workplace. Knee high boots spice up ANY outfit and bring confidence to the figure of the look. Anyone would agree that walking in knee high boots would make them feel more sensual, proud, and confident.

6. Plaids, Prints, and Patches, Oh My!

Stripes elongate the body, plaid brings curvature, and prints bring a fun and snarky look to the appearance. Plaids, prints, and patches are so fun to mix and match with and they seemingly keep repeating throughout each season. A nice plaid poncho, elongated striped jumpsuit, and spotted tench coat are fun ways to discover your printed style.

7. Hats

Fedora’s, berets, or cloche’s, hats are a staple piece and put together the whole outfit. Hats are amazing because there’s one for every occasion and they definitely stand out among other accessories. Whether it be a baseball cap, sunhat, or knit hat, if you think about it, hats can go with any type of outfit. Once you find the right hat for your face, you’ll know.

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Disclaimer: All images are from Pinterest. If you see a photo of yourself uncredited, let us know and we will add your name. 

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