Studded Belt

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Studded Belt

The studded leather belt has been always popular among certain subcultures such as the punk subculture. However, there are other groups that like to wear this fashion item, such as the skaters, goths and even people who prefer adding a few urban elements to their look. The studded belt is usually made with leather and has small metal studs on one side or on its entire length.

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You can find a studded belt in most stores around including Hot Topic and thrift shops in the world. There are many varieties to the classical studded belt and most stores offer different types for any taste. You can find colorful studded belts and even studded belts with various patterns so you won’t have to always opt for the same studded belt. Make sure that you get at least two types of studded belts because they can be pretty addictive if you start wearing them on a daily basis. If you are in a certain scene you can wear studded belts with your outfit. They can even be worn with dresses or skirts for that punk-ish or goth look that you might want to obtain. For an interesting look you can also get a pair of tight trousers and some boots; that and a ripped T-shirt is the way to go when trying to obtain that classic punk look. Since the studded belt is a symbol of the extreme cultures like skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding and so on, you can also use it to make a fashion statement.

The studded belt also works amazing with a pair of checkered pants. Add a hoodie or a T-shirt and you have a great urban look that also is very comfortable. You can accessorize it with your casual jewelry, even the most unconventional pieces you might have around.

You may wonder why is it important that this type of studded belt is making a comeback. It is important because the studded belt is a huge staple of urban culture and urban fashion but also a way of expression for subcultures that might not have the same exposure as mainstream ones do.

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Animal Hats

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Animal Hats

The trends lately have involved a series of items that might make some of you laugh. Animal hats have gained quite a big popularity among people and the most surprising fact is that even adults wear them. The term animal hat involves all kinds of caps and things that you can wear on your head including crocheted fashion items or knitted fashion items. Most of these hats started being extremely popular for kids who looked extremely cute wearing them. However, teenagers started wearing them and soon everybody had one. They are a great combination for those who want to dress more unusual and have a great need to express themselves with colorful, cool hats. There are all kinds of varieties to choose from but the most popular are the owl hats. There has been a trend going on for the last couple of years involving owls everywhere and people have become hooked on owls. An owl hat is your typically knitted hat except for the fact that it has an owl on the front part of it, an owl that looks like it’s part of your head.

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There are also some coats that come with hoods featuring ears to look more animalistic. But people have been debating whether animal hats are a good fashion item for grown people. Most of them believe that these hats are a bit too much and those wearing them are committing a big fashion no-no. However, the trend is still here and people love the hats even more.

Combining an animal hat with other outfits can be a pretty tough job. Usually you have to wear them with something more casual and urban, obviously they don’t go well with elegant attire, unless you want to look like Lady Gaga during one of her wardrobe experiments. Jeans and other comfortable trousers along with casual jackets would be the best choice that goes well with animal hats. Other people prefer wearing trench coats and even skirts sometimes, but it’s up to you and how you want to view this style. Animal hats can be fun to wear and a cool way to express yourself.

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Designer Cufflinks or How To Make A Statement

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Designer Cufflinks or How To Make A Statement

When it comes to dressing up properly, most people usually have trouble in the elegant and simple department, especially when elegant ties or cufflinks need to be selected. There are all kinds of cufflinks out there and while most of them are your boring classy metal pieces that keep your shirt in the right place, there are some designers that take cufflinks to a whole new level. Whether you opt for gold or silver cufflinks is doesn’t matter, what matters is the design and how they make you stand out from other men who are wearing elegant outfits.

Gucci  – when it comes to fancy cufflinks Gucci definitely has a word to say; whether you want something simple or you want the Gucci brand to stand out on your cufflinks, you will always have a wide variety of choices.

Jan Leslie – this is a brand especially designed for men and features some of the most unique cufflinks you will ever see; for example, if you want to wear a pair of octopus cufflinks, you now have the chance and they also created them in all colors imaginable, so that you can pair them with almost any type of shirt.

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Alfred Dunhill – another brand that not only creates cufflinks but a whole range of jewelry and accessory for men. However, their cufflinks are quite extraordinary and come in all shapes and sizes. This is definitely the place where you can buy something elegant and simple.

Tateossian – this is a contemporary brand that makes jewelry for both men and women. You can find a beautiful range of cufflinks, all made for the most eccentric man. They have quite unconventional designs and you will certainly be amazed by their cool and unique designs.

Another cool brand that is quite similar to Tateossian is David Donahue, a brand that also takes an unconventional approach for its accessories and seems to become quite popular among men of all ages. They sell a big range of cufflinks that come with really cool designs, from checkers board to small animals and even small objects, so you can accessorize your shirt in various interesting ways.

Other types of memorabilia cufflinks come in really unique shapes: the Eiffel tower cufflinks, Darth Vader or Yoda Cufflinks or Wall Street cufflinks will definitely make your outfit unique. Although they are a classic choice, cufflinks seem to be making a comeback when it comes to men’s jewelry.

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Unconventional Jewelry Pieces and Designers

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Unconventional Jewelry Pieces and Designers

There are designers that go for the classic approach when it comes to their products, and there are those that create beautiful jewelry for a small group of people, people who appreciate things that are less conventional or things that are simply weird. The latter types of jewelers/artists are the ones we will be talking about in this article, but also about some of their cool creations that managed to become very popular.

If you plan on wearing something unique why not choose an eraser ring, like the one made by E for Effort? Another cool design for them comes in the shape of a pair of eraser earrings that feature a cool and unique touch for any casual outfit. Their products were featured in a lot of art magazines and fashion websites and have been extremely popular on Pinterest, so there is no wonder why everybody wants an eraser ring now.

Nodeform also makes amazing jewelry that is handcrafted with care in Los Angeles. NODE comes from “no ordinary design element” and that’s very accurate when we take a look at their amazing design. Their collections include rings with unconventional designs, from floral prints to weaved or minimalistic earrings. They also have some collections that look quite futuristic and feature unique approaches to jewelry that can be only described as very sculptural.

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Nervous System is another team of designers that create unconventional jewelry such as textured or sculptural jewelry; they have a unique approach and create their jewelry with art and science in mind. Some of their works include the Cellular Pendant, the Radial Necklace or the Convulation Bangle Steel.

Junju Lee is another artist that creates beautiful unconventional jewelry; some of the creations worth mentioning are: the iron ring or the moustache nose ring, but also the amazing ketchup dribbles brooch or the inkblot brooch, both realistically made to look like spots.

Another approach to jewelry is a more agricultural one, with Hafsten Julius a designer who wanted to create something really unique and came up with the grass ring. It seems that the grass ring is perfect for a person who wants to make sure that they stay in touch with nature, while turning heads with this amazing accessory. There are many variations of his rings by a lot of artists out there and while some use artificial grass for their design, it seems that Hafsten Julius actually used grass that needs to be trimmed and taken care of regularly just like any other real grass.

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Bow Ties They’re Back

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Bow Ties They're Back

When it comes to fashion statements, nothing is more hip and in right now than a classy, slim bow tie. The look that combines classy and hip, giving an air of intelligence, sophistication and class, and that can be pulled off at both high end events and a party where you want to impress.

The name of the game is color and if you want to impress with your new look, you’ll have to choose some pretty outrageous colors. Also geometric patterns are a good idea, so don’t be afraid to go all out. If you think the look might make you too geeky, just imagine that some of the most successful and talented hip-hop musicians and producers are going for this trendy look. Swizz Beatz, one of the hottest hip hop producers and Alicia Keys’ husband has been seen pulling this look off with great success, giving an air of freshness and looking absolutely sharp.

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Kanye West, was also seen sporting a red bow tie with a navy blue jacket and a pair of aviator glasses for a look that can go for both a formal event or as a casual wear. The perfect place to get bow ties like that and even more is www.bowties.com, even though there are a ton of shops and sites that offer a wide range of bow ties.

So don’t think of a bow tie just in a wedding, or formal black suit environment, and don’t imagine you’ll look like your grandpa at his 50 year college reunion. It is a new staple of the confident, fashion conscious modern male, that is comfortable enough with the idea if innovation that he can pull off this fantastic new look.

They are also great to wear in an urban, a more street type setting, where an intentional mismatch in the color of your shirt and bow tie will give you a daring, lowed and interesting look that is complementary with the geeky fashion that is in these days.

Wherever you buy your tie make sure you ask how to correctly tie it, maybe buy a pre tied one, also look at the many different styles of knots as diversity is always a good thing. Never, never, go for the clip on, that is if you are above the age of 7.

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Earrings That Will Make You Sparkle In 2013

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Earrings That Will Make You Sparkle In 2013

Are you looking for a glamorous touch to the upcoming season? The perfect way to stay glamorous and attract all the attention to yourself is to wear beautiful jewelry and what is better than a lovely pair of earrings that will surely help you stand out in a crowd? These following beautiful earrings pairs are made to help you shine.

Ethnic is the new trend and it seems that ethnic colored earrings are becoming more and more popular on the catwalk. This means that you can choose anything ethnic and colored to be glamorous this season and the biggest benefit is that ethnic earrings can be quite inexpensive. The new Alexander McQueen collection features colorful beads and stones in intricate ethnic patterns.

Nature seems to be another inspiration for jewelry this season as the Michael Kors collection seems to be taken from forests and flowers with colorful and vibrant colors, for both the watches collection and the jewelry collection. Big metal jewelry is also a big trend as seen on necklaces but also on big earrings that are featured in most spring collections and it is known that you cannot fail to stand out with big metal earrings. A whole range of textured fabrics will be used to jewelry such as wood, leather or even plastic so it’s time to rethink what jewelry and glamorous means because it will be achieve with unconventional materials.

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Another main trend is long earrings; besides being lovely to look at they are also quite feminine and give the wearer a beautiful sweet look with an elegant touch. Long earrings that feature bulky gemstones that sparkle in the light are the next season’s favorite accessories. Another type of long earrings we will definitely see are flowery earrings and antique looking long earrings that seem like your grandmother’s accessories remade with a futuristic look.

Vivid colors are definitely a trend and they will surely give your outfit a fresh look. With beautiful and colorful earrings you can be sure to sparkle in this spring and summer. Geometric shapes with vivid colors are definitely a new trend and will be in for a very long time because it seems that minimalistic and futuristic approach is another way designers choose to express themselves this summer. Also, insects and animal figurines are becoming more and more popular and many designers use them for brooches and earrings, especially for the spring collections.

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The Pussy Bow Blouse Is A True Fashion Statement For 2013

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The Pussy Bow Blouse Is A True Fashion Statement For 2013

This upcoming spring will have a list of fashion items that will rise in popularity, and one of the most interesting items for this year seems to be the pussy bow blouse.

It offers a chic and look while being incredibly easy and comfortable to wear. Don’t hesitate to spruce up your wardrobe with this fashion item for this spring and summer and why not, you could even pull it off in the autumn.

The revival of the pussy bow blouse and its dainty, feminine allure is very visible as malls and clothes shops are displaying them like crazy.

The best thing about the pussy bow blouse is its versatility. Pear one up with a skirt and you’re ready to go. It can also go well with shorts or wide leg jeans. You can literally make your own style or go for any type of look with the pussy bow. It also comes in a wide selection of colors, so if you want a more colorful look to celebrate spring or you need to look a bit more serious for work, the pussy bow blouse is the perfect choice.

In a nod to the out there fashion of the 70’s the pussy bow is probably the most famous fashion item of those times along with the bell bottom jeans.

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You can pick one up at just about any store or at a host of online shops, however, one of the best offers in both terms of price and range of products comes from here.

Another great aspect of the pussy bow is that it offers a trendy new look that can be easily taken to the workplace. You don’t have to worry about looking inappropriate and you can really make it work with both dresses and pants.

So stop thinking of the pussy bow blouse as your grandma’s favorite blouse, and look forward to a comfortable, feminine even girlie fashion item that can be worn with just about anything at any event and that has such a rich palate of colors that you can show your mood, and personal touch with great ease.

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Anthony Vaccarello – Guaranteed Elegance

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Anthony Vaccarello – Guaranteed Elegance

When you need something that is cutting edge but elegant there aren’t many brands to choose from, other than the classy brands that we all got bored of.  Fortunately, the new designer Anthony Vaccarello comes with a new approach to fashion, a sort of futuristic but classy style that manages to stand out.

Anthony Vaccarello is a new name in the fashion industry; he is only 32 years old and graduated La Cambre, the famous Belgian design school. He explains the way he approaches fashion very simple: he likes to dress the body, to work with the material around it, not just create a design and then cover the body with it. He considers himself an artist that is striving for sensuality, control and construction. His style is also considered quite sexy and many of his dresses are quite a view, especially on beautiful bodies like those of his models.

His designs during college have also been very popular, helping him win many awards but also scholarships. He had a collection made entirely of leather who gave him a two-year stint designing fur at Fendi. After leaving Fendi, he applied everything he learned there in his collections and managed to come up with cutting edge designs that were extremely unique in the fashion world. A lot of designers compare his style with a Parisian style without all the clichés. A lot of his clothes are practically new and improved versions of the little black dress, becoming extremely elegant pieces for every woman who will ever buy them. he also designs a lot of other timeless pieces like smoking jackets, jumpsuits and even fifties style clothes but also flapper accents.

Overall his whole style can be considered to be an extremely fluid but tight and classy, with touches form all beautiful eras and with a dash of Parisian elegance. Whether you are looking for a dress that will stand out in any crowd or you simply want to buy something that looks timeless and elegant, his clothes will never let you down, so check them out if you have the opportunity.

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What A Luxury Watch Is All About

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What A Luxury Watch Is All About

There are many watches on the market nowadays that claim to bring the glamour and style of a luxury watch. Knowing what to expect from one of these timepieces can make your search for that perfect watch a bit easier. There are different aspects to a luxury watch and everything starts with the name on the back.

 

The name of the brand that made the watch is one of the most essential things. Despite the fact that a luxury watch has to function flawlessly, the main thing that attracts clients is the brand. The exclusivity and history of every luxury watch manufacturer is what can turn a simple watch into a must-have fashion item. Of course, it is not all about the brand, design and style also play big roles in creating a luxury watch. It has to look different, but in a good way, it has to be special, without loosing the classic features of the brand, it has to inspire the most recent fashion trends, but it must also be timeless. Therefore, a luxury watch is not that easy to make but it can be easy to spot one in a crowd.

The quality of the built has to be perfect. You can’t expect for a high end watch to fall behind and not give an accurate time reading. Although the main reason we buy a watch has changed over the years, it doesn’t mean that it should lose its basic time telling feature. Luxury watches are made with the finest materials and the best craftsmanship so you can expect their beauty to be more than just skin deep.

The known brand names, the quality of the pieces and the care that goes into making a luxury watch can only result in a high price tag. This is not really a problem for buyers and actually it is a requirement for luxury watches. A high price also means a bigger level of exclusivity and when you buy a luxury watch, you don’t want to walk down the street and spot five just like it; you want to feel and look special. This is what a luxury watch is all about and as many models turn into collectables over the years, you can expect that it won’t break down anytime soon. A luxury watch will last you a lifetime and it will never go out of style or fall behind with even a second.

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Classic Fashion Item – Faded Jeans

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Classic Fashion Item - Faded Jeans

Jeans are definitely the fashion items you need when you have to make sure that you don’t go wrong with a casual item. When it comes to jeans, there are so many models available, it’s impossible to make the right decision sometimes. The models also change every year into new styles so women have to change according to trends to make sure that they are fashionable.

However, there will always be a style of jeans that will look amazing no matter what and will always be fashionable; that style o jeans is the faded jeans. Faded jeans are actually jeans that have been washed with acid to create a gradient look on different parts of them. They are extremely versatile and can be worn with anything. The main color for these jeans is usually blue, but you can also buy faded jeans that have other colors like dark blue, grey or black. You can even go beyond that and stand out with a pair of colorful faded jeans. No matter what color you choose, here are some tips on how to combine them for the perfect look.

The first thing that you need to know is never to wear faded jeans that are slim if you are overweight, as they will look terrible. Another thing is the fact that you will need to opt for less faded jeans if your legs are thick if you want to make them look thinner. If you have short legs, make sure that you don’t buy jeans that are too flare, a straight type of jeans cut is the best thing you can do for yourself. Slim jeans are also forbidden to girls who are short as they look disastrous.

You can easily combine faded jeans with casual outfits like jackets, tops, various shirts and those combinations can be worn out or at school with absolutely no problem. You can even wear jeans to the office if you add a blazer on top and make sure that you accessorize the outfit properly, everybody will complement you for your boldness.

Jeans are great fashion items and once you buy a pair you know that they will never go out of style.

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