East Coast VS West Coast Style

The fashion world readily splits itself into particular camps championing different kinds of aesthetics. One of the more common splits in the United States is over what makes East Coast style superior to West Coast style or vice versa. Each side has its particular champions highlighting the benefits of the aesthetic choices of each coast. This is often a bit strange given major US designers have often lived on each coast throughout their careers. They often end up a bit less biased and blend the best of each coast. OROGOLD has assembled a short overview of what makes the styles of each coast to give you a clearer idea of what your preferred style might be. We’re not picking any favorites though.

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Dare to Prepare
Both styles require a decent amount of preparation when it comes down to it. East Coast style emphasizes having an outfit for each occasion. Each outfit is crafted to work beautifully in the situation it is meant for and a large variety of accessories are available to make the most of each outfit. The goal is to emphasize and build an outfit around and occasion and item rather than being about fluid transitions between states of existence like the West Coast style. The aforementioned style focuses instead n the versatility and free flow from one part of life to another. West Coast style enthusiasts used a practiced casual aesthetic that can go from being work friendly to beach ready with only a few minor changes in presentation at most. This takes a fair bit of effort to get right though.

Layers
East Coast style enjoys its layers even in warmer seasons. Combinations of tops and jackets help define when and where to use an outfit. This also plays into the often dressed down “formal” tone to East Coast style as the layers lend a conservative look to some outfits. Color and cut choices allow the style to remain playful and cheerful as readily as its counterpart though. West Coast style seems to thrive in its use of layers. They are often when help provide the materials that let the outfits move from one gathering to another fluidly. An airy, button top over a tighter, beach friendly shirt is a relatively common combination. Additionally, the influence of bohemian-style fashion sense is also visible in this aspect of West Coast style. This aspect does come up in another way that OROGOLD feels merits discussion as well.

Accessories

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Jewelry and Accessories
In some ways, West Coast style can end up treating jewelry as an extension of its layering philosophy. There is an emphasis on using multiple pieces to provide a carefree, mix-and-match kind of look in keeping with the bohemian spirit. This is at odds with the East Coast style idea of matching an outfit to an occasion. Jewelry and accessories are highlights or central aspects of East Coast outfits where the goal, as discussed, is to build around something. This often leads to less busy outfits with a central piece of jewelry being chosen for its eye-catching nature and ability to emphasize what the wearer wishes. The West Coast doesn’t entirely miss out on this, but encourages eclectic pairings to emphasize its practiced “casual” nature.

East Coast and West Coast styles each bring something to the fashion world, but it is little wonder that many people see them as opposed. Between the East Coast’s more formal approach and the West Coast’s “free spirited” approach, it does seem on the surface they must inherently conflict. Don’t think that tough. Each style has its edge areas where the two can blend a bit and how you use pieces of an outfit can make its one style or another depending on context. OROGOLD hopes you’ve got at least a somewhat clearer idea of what divides the two styles now though. Don’t feel bound to be loyal to the coast you’re on though as fashion is about self-expression.

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Hang Vs Fold to Take the Best Care of Clothes

There are some debates almost as old as civilization and whether you should hang or fold your clothes is one of them. Everyone that cares about their clothing has an opinion on which is better. You’ve probably even got your share of anecdotes as to the clear superiority of one or the other. OROGOLD is sure you care about your attire since you care enough to try to look your best. It seems best to see what can be seen in this debate to see if there is anything more to it than simple opinion. Hanging or folding clothes will keep working regardless of what the information that follows, but you may want to consider adjusting your habits to take that much better care of your clothing.

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Why is there a Debate?
Trying to look your best is always a chore. Fashion changes from season to season. You have to avoid life throwing random accidents your way that rip clothing. There’s also needing to dog those rogue glasses of wine at social functions to keep the stains away. With all of this, it is hardly surprising that people began contesting whether you should fold or hang clothes simply as a way to feel a sense of control over an aspect of clothing care. Most arguments go that folding your clothes will lead to creases in the clothing that degrade its appearance and will eventually become somewhat permanent over time even with a clothing iron. By contrast, hanging clothing leads to them slowly stretching and distorting over time. This is created with making clothing no longer fit well or leading to patterns no lo longer looking as attractive. There’s a bit of sense in each of these lines of thoughts, but they miss one thing: each fabric type is different.

Hanged clothes in a wardrobe.

Hanging
Hanging clothing is the most visually appealing way of storing clothes. You can open your closet and readily pick through tops and bottoms as you seek the right combination for the day. There’s no question of where you put your favorite outfit as you can find it at a glance. An organized closet also provides a distinct sense of satisfaction. OROGOLD understands all of these aspects. Not all of your clothing will like this approach though. Lighter materials and dressier clothes should typically be hung in your closet. That favorite silk blouse you have? Hang it. The light evening dress for garden parties in the summer? Hang it. These benefit from it because their finer material is lighter than other clothing materials. The weight isn’t enough to drag them down and stretch them. Similarly, keeping them on hangars keeps them in their proper shape and prevents them from getting permanently wrinkled.

Woman keeping folded clothes in her wardrobe.

Folding
Most of us learn to fold our clothes first. This doesn’t go out of style as your age. We just stop folding everything once there’s finally something worth putting on a hanger. You do need to be selective about that though as the stories of fabrics getting stretched and distorted aren’t fully wrong. Clothing made of heavier materials like wool or that use decorative, bottom-heavy designs will suffer from being placed on a hanger. The weight will slowly stretch them out. As a result, you should fold these in half carefully for storage in a dress or another location. This will keep them safe and intact. Additionally, things like t-shirts that are made from coarser materials are easily folded as well. There is no real benefit to hanging them as the rough, more durable materials won’t be distorted by either method easily.

As with many great debates, the truth about hanging vs. folding is a mix of the arguments for both sides. There are distinct benefits to storing specific kinds of clothing in different ways, but for others there is no real effect. OROGOLD suggests going through your closet and dresser to consider the overall weight of the fabrics. It never hurts to reassess your previous storage choices. A quick update to how you’re storing your favorite clothes may be all its takes to extend their lives for years.

Easy Fixes For Fashion Emergencies – OROGOLD Reviews

Fashion emergencies happen to everyone, and the worst thing about them is that they always seem to happen at the most inconvenient of times. Whether you’ve scuffed your shoes or sat on some chewing gum, there’s no need to panic, because with a bit of know-how, many fashion emergencies are easy to fix in no time at all.

Woman cleaning her shoes.

Scuffed Shoes
Scuffed shoes are an issue that can happen everyday, and the solution to the problem depends on the type of shoes you are wearing. For leather shoes, scrubbing them with a bit of toothpaste will get rid of any scuff marks, whereas for patent leather shoes, petroleum jelly works best and will have them shining like new. For scuffs on suede shoes, rub a pencil eraser on the marks, but rub it in one direction rather than moving it back and forth. Finally, for canvas shoes, make a paste from baking soda and water, and use this to get rid of any scuff marks.

Woman wearing a pink top pulling out chewing gum with her fingers.

Gum on Your Clothes
Finding that you’ve managed to get chewing gum stuck onto your dress or your jeans is always extremely annoying, especially because of how hard it can be to get the gum off. One way to do this is to firmly apply duct tape to the gum, before lifting it off, and repeating this process if necessary. Other ways to scrape it off would be to spray on a little hairspray, or use a sponge to apply some rubbing alcohol to the gum, as this will cause the gum to harden, making it easier to remove.

Beautiful woman looking at her deodorant stains.

Deodorant Stains
If you find that you have just stained your new white top with deodorant, a quick fix would be to rub the fabric vigorously against itself. The fibers on the fabric will remove the stains better than a towel, or any other piece of fabric, would. If your stains seem to be exceptionally persistent, use some white vinegar on them.

Woman drinking milk and spilling it on her clothes.

Dropping Food on Your Clothes
Rather than wearing your lunch on your blouse for the rest of the day, there is an easy way to remove stains from your clothes, whether they’re from food, coffee, wine, or even blood. Saturate the stain with white vinegar, letting it soak for a few minutes, before washing it out. You could also use Club Soda to heavily blot the stain, as this removes even the toughest of blood stains. Whatever the stain may be, keep in mind that when it comes to fresh stains, blotting it will always work better than rubbing it.

Woman wearing a ripped pantyhose.

Ripped Pantyhose
When you find a tear in your pantyhose, it needs to be taken care of immediately, because it will quickly become much bigger. Clear nail polish is the best product to use for a short term fix, dabbing a little bit on either side of the run, stopping it from becoming any bigger. If this is a problem that happens to you a lot, there are certain products that you can buy, which work in a similar way to clear nail polish, but doesn’t get hard and will hold up well in the wash, making it a longer-term solution.

To make sure that you are always prepared for any fashion emergencies that may arise, keep a little emergency toolkit in your bag, or in your office drawer, at all times. Include a small sewing kit, safety pins and some white vinegar, ensuring that no matter what arises, you are well-equipped to deal with it.

OROGOLD Offers Top Shopping Tips – ORO GOLD Reviews

Women shoppingWhen it comes to shopping, women are like moths to a flame. It’s an insatiable urge, something we feel we have to do at least every couple of weeks. What is it about shopping that is so exciting, fun, and addicting? We at OROGOLD believe we have the answer to that question: everything!

Shopping can be a fun way to pass the time, spend that extra money we have saved up for a rainy day, or just indulge in a little luxury for ourselves. Whatever the case may be for you, if you love shopping as much as we do – this article is for you. Here, OROGOLD offers some of the top shopping tips to help you become the best shopper you can be.

 

Bring a Friend

Not only is it so much more fun to shop with a friend or two, but it also provides you constructive criticism from someone you can trust, and a true friend will never steer you wrong. If that dress really makes you look fat, you’ll know it!

 

Set a Budget

Setting aside a budget for your shopping excursions is always a great way to plan ahead, while still denoting a specific amount of whatever you want and are able to spend on that particular shopping trip. This ensures you won’t over spend, and also provides you with an exact amount that you know you can look forward to burning through once you hit the mall!

 

Do Your Research

If you’re a tad clueless as to what’s hot and what’s not, using the internet and making it your best friend for the day is a great way to ensure you are in the know before you go and explore the styles in person. Check your favorite stores for the newest fashions, and get your mind wrapped around what’s going on in the fashion world and find outfits and styles you love. This can help eliminate time wasted in one store because you didn’t go properly prepared. That way, you will have much more time to spend browsing through the other stores you love!

 

Try Before You Buy

One of the most important aspects of any shopping trip is to make sure you try on the item before you buy it. This will ensure the item fits properly, and that it actually looks good so there will be no unwanted surprises when you get home. If you love it, buy it! If you don’t, put it back. And for the love of God, don’t buy something that doesn’t fit. If it is two sizes too small, leave it alone. Don’t have the mind state of, “Well, when I lose 30 pounds I will definitely be able to fit into this! Let’s buy it!” No. Just…no. You’re wasting your money, and you know it. Stick with what works, and be proud of who you are right here, right now. It’s great to be optimistic, but why buy something you can only stare at every day while indulging in a pint of Ben and Jerry’s?

 

Shopping is a fun, exciting way to spend a day off. Be sure to be a smart shopper, and the rest will fall into place as it should. If shopping becomes stressful, you’re doing it wrong!

 

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