Take Your Summer Maxi Into Fall

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Maxi dresses are synonymous with the summer months, but there is no reason why you have to put your favorite maxi dresses away once fall rolls around. By keeping these styling tips in mind, you will be able to rock your maxi dress well into the autumn months, and even into the start of winter.

Add in a Vest
Once the end of summer rolls around, you are likely to want a bit of extra warmth, but will still want to show some skin. This is where a vest comes in, as this can be worn over your maxi dress but left open, meaning that your whole dress is still on show, but the upper half of your body will have some extra coverage. While a vest works best with a maxi dress with sleeves, you would still be able to pull this look off with a sleeveless dress, although you may need to be more careful with the accessories you choose.

A Light Sweater and Ankle Boots
Layering your maxi dress with a light sweater and a pair of ankle boots is a great way to take it into the months of fall. If your sweater makes the whole outfit appear too bulky, try cinching in the waist of your maxi dress with a skinny belt, as this will really flatter your figure.

Add in a Scarf
Scarves are perfect for giving your body that extra bit of warmth, and can also add a completely new dimension to your maxi dress. As a general rule of thumb, try to opt for a solid colored scarf if your maxi dress features prints, or a printed scarf if your maxi dress is a solid color, as you want the two to work together rather than compete with each other.

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A Cropped Jacket
The shorter length of a cropped jacket is perfect for accentuating a maxi dress, while giving you some extra coverage at the same time. A cropped denim jacket is a classic way to go if you are seeking out a more casual vibe, while those who are after something slightly dressier may want to opt for a cropped leather or military-style jacket.

Wear a Shirt Underneath
Layering your maxi dress with a shirt underneath will help to keep you warmer, while really adding a sense of personal style to your outfit. A t-shirt is all you would need for those warmer days, while a turtle-neck may be a better option if it is quite chilly outside.

Wear It As a Skirt
A maxi dress can quickly be transformed into a maxi skirt, giving you a whole new item of clothing to play with in your wardrobe. All you need to do is wear a blouse or a sweater over the top of your dress, leaving just the bottom half showing.

While wearing a maxi dress in the fall does take a bit more effort and thought than it does in the winter, you will no doubt be able to put together some stunning outfits for the cooler months. Whether you pair your dress with a scarf and a cropped jacket, or layer it up with a shirt, do not be afraid to experiment when it comes to creating new looks with your maxi dresses.

Fashion and Flair With Denim

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Denim is a classic material, and while it used to be mainly used for just jeans, this adaptable fabric can now be found in just about every garment type possible. If you want to add some denim flair to your wardrobe, without purchasing yet another pair of jeans, a denim dress could be exactly what you need.

Simplicity is Key
While denim dress styles have evolved quite a bit over the decades, the current trend for denim dresses is veering towards simplicity. A flowing silhouette that just about skims the body is always a great option, as is a shirtdress that features a darker wash of denim.

Dress It Up
When it comes to denim dresses, one of the main problems that many have is that it can often look slightly too casual. However, it is actually quite easy to dress a denim dress up, as all you need are a few statement accessories. Whether you opt for shoulder-grazing earrings or a pair of killer heels, the accessories that you choose can really transform your whole outfit.

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Cinch in the Waist
If your denim dress skims your figure, then there may be times at which you want to enhance your shape. This can easily be done by cinching in your waist, either with a skinny belt or a wider sash. This will give your look so much more definition, and will make your dress fit your body in a different way.

Denim Maxi Dresses
For those looking for something even more unique than a short denim dress, a denim maxi dress may be perfect for you. These usually tend to have quite a vintage vibe, so be sure to keep it modern with your shoes and other accessories.

A Harder Edge
Denim dresses are usually quite casual, but if you would like to give your look a bit more attitude, there are a couple of ways in which you can do this. Try pairing your denim dress with some combat boots, and even add in a leather jacket if you want it to be even more edgy.

Off-Shoulder
The off-shoulder trend has been hot for quite a while now, and shows no sign of slowing down. Opting for an off-shoulder denim dress is a great way to embrace this style, and will give your dress a gorgeous, flirty, feminine quality. If you do not want to show too much skin, tie a thin silk scarf around your neck, as this will keep your chest covered while highlighting your bare shoulders.

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Cool and Casual
There are many ways in which you can dress a denim dress up, but it is sometimes always best to wear it in a casual way. Try wearing your dress with a baseball cap and a pair of sneakers for a cool, down-to-earth look.

Denim is such a versatile material, which is why every woman should have a denim dress in her wardrobe. Whether you dress it up with high heels and a statement clutch bag, or go for a casual vibe with sneakers and a baseball cap, your denim dress will soon become your go-to item in your wardrobe.

The White Shirt

This spring, the classic white shirt will be making a huge comeback, and whether you opt for a simple style or a more high fashion, avant-garde interpretation of a white shirt, here are some ideas for the different ways that you can style it.

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With Denim
Along with white shirts, denim is another wardrobe staple, and there is little that you can’t match with a classic pair of jeans. When jeans are paired with a crisp white shirt, the look is always fresh, clean and elegant at the same time.

Underneath a Dress
If it is still too cold out to wear your favorite summer dresses, make the most of the versatility of a white shirt and wear one underneath your summer dress. You can do the same thing with your more formal evening dresses, dressing them down with a casual white shirt, thereby making them work for the daytime too.

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With a High Waisted Skirt
A crisp white shirt tucked into a high-waisted skirt is always a chic look, whether the skirt happens to be fitted and short or long and billowing. Finish your look off with a belt around your waist, drawing attention to this gorgeous silhouette that you have created.

With a Black Suit
When you need to dress for a more conventional work environment, a white shirt will always work well with a black suit. To give your look more personality, fold your shirt cuffs over your blazer, and add a bright pair of heels to give your black and white look a pop of color.

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Paired with Light Colors
When styling a white shirt, the majority choose to pair it with a garment of a darker color, giving an outfit some contrast. However, wearing a white shirt with pants or a skirt that are also light in color will give you a soft, but smart, angelic look.

As a Layer
There are plenty of chilly days in spring, meaning that you will still need to make use of layering techniques when styling your outfits. A white shirt is a great item to include as one of your layers, as the angled collar and comfortable material allow the shirt to stand out, even when hidden underneath another garment. Try wearing your shirt underneath a smart jumper for a more preppy look, or underneath a trench coat for some chic style.

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Tucked In
For a smart and tailored look, tuck your shirt into your pants or jeans, preferably a pair that are also well tailored. Pair this look with statement accessories to add in a bit of glam.

When it comes to wardrobe staples, the white shirt is probably one of the most versatile of them all, as it not only can be worn in so many different ways, but it also has the added benefit of being comfortable, while still flattering just about every body type. Whether you pair it with jeans for a classic but fresh look, or wear it underneath a floor-length dress for some high fashion style, a white shirt is an item that everybody should have in their wardrobe.

Top Fashion Pieces of 2015

While we all may have our own personal favorites, there are some fashion items that rise to the top each year. From a classic pair of white sneakers to metallic bomber jackets, OROGOLD takes a look at some of the top fashion pieces of 2015.

Top Fashion Pieces of 2015

 

Original Stan Smith Sneakers from Adidas
Amongst the many different footwear trends of 2015, it was the classic white sneaker that caught the eye of many. In particular, it was the Adidas Original Stan Smith Sneakers that were one of the most popular items of the year, especially after they were seen being worn by David Beckham and Katie Holmes. Their fresh and clean look makes them work with so many different outfits, and their practicality is always a plus point too.

Christy Lace-Up Flats from Aquazzura
Aquazzura is an Italian shoe label that was extremely sought after in 2015, especially after many of their styles were seen at the various fashion weeks around the world, confirming their status as a shoe essential. The two styles that were the most popular were the leopard print Christy lace-up flats and the Wild Thing heels in a gorgeous red suede, both of which are available to purchase online. While both styles are a beauty, OROGOLD loves the Christy lace-up flats, as their small gold heel is an elegant touch that adds some instant glam to any outfit.

Bobbin Coat from Shrimps
Shrimps is a new fashion label based in London, and was one of a few brands, along with Stella McCartney, that placed an emphasis on sustainable and ethical alternatives to fur. The Bobbin Coat combines faux fur with faux shearling and features the brand’s iconic stripes, resulting in a coat that showcases unique colors and textures. For those of you who want a fun-yet-trendy piece of outerwear to add to your wardrobe, this is an item that OROGOLD suggests you take a closer look at.

Pixie Lonestar Dress from AG
AG is a denim brand that recently collaborated with fashion icon Alexa Chung, creating a fun and stylish new collection for 2015. The collection features denim playsuits, printed sweaters and suede skirts, but it is the Pixie Lonestar Dress that really stood out, becoming an instant hit with women all over the world.

So Real Sunglasses from Dior
Dior has always made fabulous sunglasses, but it is their So Real sunglasses, a beautiful bridge-less and reflective design, that have been their most popular style in 2015. The sunglasses come in a variety of hues, and have been seen on a number of celebrities, from Kendall Jenner to Anna Dello Russo, making them a highly sought after item this past year.

These top fashion pieces that OROGOLD has listed were not only popular with celebrities and magazines in 2015, but also dominated sales figures at many stores around the world. From the fun and vibrant bobbin coat to the stylish So Real sunglasses from Dior, some of these items will definitely be worn well into this next year.

Arizona Style Files

While Arizona may not be known as a hotbed for fashion, this has slowly been changing in recent years. The vibe in Arizona is more laid-back and casual than many other states, but the people of Arizona are beginning to embrace unconventional styles, not being afraid to stand out from the crowd. The winter months can make it slightly more difficult to dress stylishly in Arizona, which is why OROGOLD has put together some Arizona Style Files, so that you can continue to embrace your inner fashionista throughout these colder months.

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Sunglasses are Essential
Arizona receives a massive amount of sunshine each year, meaning that sunglasses are essential almost each and every day. OROGOLD suggests having a couple of go-to pairs that will work with most of your outfits. When it comes to choosing sunglasses, it is important to understand the shape of your face, so that you can choose a style that will complement you the best. Those with rounder faces look best with oversized, angular frames, while those with an oval shaped face should opt for round or square frames, paying close attention to proportions.

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Denim will Always be Fashionable
In a laid-back state like Arizona, you can never go wrong with denim. Denim jeans are the most obvious choice, but you are likely to already have a few pairs in your wardrobe. A denim jacket is another fantastic option, and these are available in a wide range of colors, meaning that you don’t have to only be wearing blue. However, OROGOLD reminds you that if you do wear jeans and a denim jacket together, make sure that they are of different colors.

Woman wearing a white dress.

Simplicity is Key
While you may be more than happy to stand out from the crowd with an unconventional outfit, OROGOLD advises that you should still try to keep things relatively simple. A clean and crisp look is always going to look great, especially in a dry, desert environment. If you need to dress up for a daytime event, OROGOLD would recommend opting for a fitted white dress of an appropriate length, maybe with some lace detailing to give you even more of a feminine edge.

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The Classic Long-Sleeved Shirt
A collared, button-down, long-sleeved shirt will always look classy, and is a great option to wear when you aren’t sure what the weather is going to be like. To keep things casual, pair the shirt with a pair of jeans, or shorts on a warmer day, tucking half of the shirt in while leaving the other half to hang out. The fabric that the shirt is made from also makes a huge difference to the overall look, with thin stripes or a light print making it more fun rather than formal. To top it all off, you also have the option of rolling up your sleeves on a warmer day, or keeping them down if the weather is chilly.

If you have never visited Arizona before, it can often be difficult to know what to pack and what to wear. OROGOLD’s Arizona Style Files should help you out with this, ensuring that you always look fashionable while being able to stay comfortable.

Update Your Wardrobe for Spring

Now that the dreary days of winter seem to be mostly behind us, it is time to begin thinking about updating your wardrobe, putting aside your cold weather go-to pieces for some new spring essentials. Luckily, many of the fashion trends this spring will make it easy to incorporate pieces that you are likely to already own, whilst others are classic looks that are worth investing in, as they are bound to find a long-term home in your wardrobe. OROGOLD Cosmetics helps you update your wardrobe for Spring.

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Denim
Almost everybody owns something made of denim, be it a pair of jeans or a jacket. This year, denim will be going upmarket, with many pieces featuring intricate stitching and other design details. If you are looking to add a new pair of jeans to your wardrobe, look for a high waist flared style, or even a boot-cut. For those who are fans of denim, now is the time to experiment with other denim garments, such as dresses, culottes and dungarees.

Flats
Women around the world could not have been happier when they saw that flat, comfortable shoes were once again on trend for this spring. Flat does not have to mean boring, and there are a whole range of styles out there, from loafers to brogues.

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Shirts
There were such a variety of shirts seen on runways for this spring, from gingham to polo shirts. The checked pattern is always an easy one to incorporate into your look, and can be worn in a variety of ways. White is a color that will be popular this spring, and a crisp white shirt makes a beautifully understated impression. Choose one that has other interesting elements, such as lace, or a translucent fabric, to really stand out from the crowd.

The 70s
Another big trend this spring is the 70s, with many different looks that you can add to your wardrobe. From jewel-toned fringed shirts to chocolate suede, you can add a sense of the 70s to your style just from the fabrics that your clothes are made from. One great 70s inspired item is the pencil skirt, which can be worn during the day as well as dressed up at night. ORO GOLD recommends you to choose one that is made from high quality fabric and make sure you try sitting down in it before you buy it, as the fabric needs to flatter you no matter what you are doing.

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Trench Coats
Trench coats always seem to make their way back into the spotlight, mostly due to the way that designers can easily modernize them with different details and fabrics. A light trench coat is a great way to stay warm but stylish this spring, and you will find them in a variety of shades and prints. For something a little different, look for one that is made of a light and draping fabric, such as a silky wool, which you can wear over loose trousers for a luxurious yet relaxed evening look.

Spring is a great time of the year to add some new styles to your wardrobe, giving it a fresh burst of life just in time for the arrival of warmer weather. When buying new pieces, think about which ones would work well with items you already own, as well as what would work best on a daily basis when incorporated into your own personal style.