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TREND Report: summer festivals

Dressing for summer festivals can be tricky.  With the uneven terrain, weather and crowds picking the perfect outfit is challenging, but not impossible.  The trick for dressing for summer festivals is light layers, flowing fabrics and easy-to-walk-in shoes.  Try pairing a maxi skirt with a tank and flat sandals for a boho-chic look or a pair denim cut-off shorts and a fringed crop top with a cross-body mini bag.

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It Is Too Freakin’ Hot

You would think I would be used to heat since I was born and raised in the South, but I can’t take it. I just can’t. If you read my questionnaire the other day, you would know that I like dressing myself in the cooler months. You can layer and be more creative with what you wear. When I went into the American Apparel store downtown a few weeks ago, I saw the perfect items for my fall wardrobe. I can see myself wearing these pieces daily. I plan on buying them in August.

The Two Pieces I Can’t Wait To Wear:

  • Unisex Bat Wing Hoody- $39.00

It comes in various fabrics and colors, but I am leaning toward the thicker Black/White Composition one. It looks like it would keep me warm for days.
Unisex Bat Wing HoodyUnisex Bat Wing Hoody

  • Unisex Matte Faux Leather Hoodie-$60.00

There is something so bad ass about a leather jacket. It reminds me of a motorcycle gang or the boys from Justice. Either way this hoody looks hot, and I am going to rock it to the fullest.

Unisex Matte Faux Leather HoodieUnisex Matte Faux Leather HoodiePhotos From American Apparel.

P.S. I got a job working at the Urban League doing PR and things of that nature. I had my first day on Monday, and it was pretty good. School is also kicking my butt, but I will get over it. Wish me luck! I also haven’t been on Looklet in awhile. I had to ween myself off of it. BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Spring/Summer Trends 2009 Revisited

I reposting my three post on the trends for the spring and summer here because a lot of the spring/summer clothes are in the stores now. Oh and its 70 degrees outside. YAY!

There are too many spring fashion trends to count. How are you suppose to count all the trends that 100s of designers put each spring? Well you start with what colors stood out. For some reason, the only colors that popped were light grays, pinks, creams, and yellows. Jeans could range anywhere from skinny skinny jeans to wide boyfriend jeans. Spring dresses will be light and airy with lots of ruffles. Also look for oversized accessories from huge purses to huge necklaces. As the spring cool turns into the spring heat, jackets will be de rigueur for anyone who wants to layer a look, especially jackets with a slim fit and cuffed sleeves. Last but not least, structured heels are still a must.


Spring 2009 Fashion Trends by koalaqutie

Like I said before, there are entirely too many trends to count for this coming spring, but as usual, the overachiever in me wants to bring you another Polyvore chock full of trends. Let’s recap shall we? There are going to be ruffles, plenty of pastels to go around, tailored jackets, structured shoes, and jeans, jeans, and more jeans. Now I want to tell you about the other trends that are going to be out there in the streets because I know some of you do not like the airy, floaty side of spring. This one is for my rocker, glamour, glitzy chicks. Black and white were also big colors for spring. You are going to want to buy caged heels and sandals. I saw a pair at Bebe that were so cute. A lot of their shoes look strangely similar to some that I know I saw on a few big named designers’ runways. *wink wink* Anyway moving on. You also might want to be on the look out for big mini skirts (oxymoron huh), rhinestones, platform shoes, sheer fabrics, satin and silky fabrics, jumpsuits, and unfortnately for the people who will try these and fail miserably, HAREM PANTS!


more spring 2009 trends by koalaqutie

I’ve got more Spring 2009 fashion tips out there for you. Remember when I said nudes, pastels, blacks, whites, and light, floaty colors were in? Well they still are, but this spring is going to be the spring of contradiction. Bright, bold colors are also in. One-shouldered, body conscious, wrapped (not banded) dresses are in for the spring. If you need a hint, just look at Alexander Wang or Balmain for Spring 2009 to get a hint. You also need to be on the lookout for ripped jeans in all kinds of colors, tints, and dyes. Something that is going to be big is the trend of shopping your own closet or swapping with a friend. That is something smart fashionistas do.


Spring 2009 Fashion Trends Take 3 by koalaqutie