Different Ways to Wear the Off-Shoulder Look

Smiling woman with off-shoulder top in a cafe

A shoulder-baring top is a feminine style that never gets old, and is back in full force for this summer. For those of you who need some inspiration for new ways to style an off-shoulder look, here are some ideas to consider.

Wear it to Work
While an off-shoulder top is not usually something that would be deemed appropriate for the office, there are ways in which you can style it to make it completely work-friendly. A buttoned-down off-shoulder top still gives off that professional edge, especially when paired with tailored black trousers and heels. Throw a blazer over the top if you need some extra coverage, but keep your accessories to a minimum.

Play with Proportions
Voluminous off-shoulder tops are always fun to wear, as they create such interesting silhouettes. However, in order to ensure that your figure does not get drowned out, you need to ensure that you pair a voluminous top with fitted bottoms, as this will also really enhance your bare shoulders.

Woman with hat and shades in flowery off-shoulder top

The Bohemian Look
Off-shoulder tops lend themselves perfectly to a bohemian vibe, and this can be really played up depending on what you style your top with. If you have an off-shoulder crop top, try wearing this with some high-waisted shorts, as well as a floppy hat and a choker. Keep your hair loose and wavy, completing the look with a pair of retro sunglasses.

Chilly Days
The off-shoulder style is not something that you need to only save for warm weather days, as it works well when it is layered with other clothing too. If you are experiencing quite a chilly summer’s day, try wearing an off-shoulder top with some high-waisted jeans and boots, throwing a cardigan or light jacket over the top.

Transform a Regular Tee
If you would like to try out the off-shoulder look without having to make a significant investment in your wardrobe, there are ways in which you can transform a regular t-shirt into a stylish off-shoulder top. Simply tie it at the hem on one side, so that the other side ends up gently falling off your shoulder. This can be paired with a high-waisted skirt or just a pair of jeans, for a casual, carefree look.

Tuck It In
When off-shoulder tops are tucked in, this creates a beautifully streamlined silhouette. Whether you tuck it into a skirt, shorts or jeans, this really modernizes just about any off-shoulder top, while giving your outfit a smarter appeal.

Woman posing in off-shoulder white crop top and jeans

Don’t Forget About Accessories
With your shoulders being left bare, do not forget to add in a few accessories, as off-shoulder garments are perfect for this. Whether you opt for long, shoulder-grazing earrings, or multiple necklaces, this is a great opportunity to showcase your favorite items of jewelry.

Off-shoulder styles are so on trend for this season, and are actually extremely versatile. Whether you wear it to work or save it for casual weekends, try experimenting with the off-shoulder clothes that you already own, as you are likely to be able to create multiple new looks from this.

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.

Top Personal Style Blogs Around the World – OROGOLD Reviews

Fashionable women reading a style blog on a laptop.

Over the last decade, many personal style bloggers have been making a name for themselves in the fashion and beauty industries by collaborating with brands, becoming regular guests on TV shows and expanding their empire from their websites into social media. The best bloggers have a unique style and a magnetic presence, attracting loyal readers from all over the world. OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews the top personal style blogs around the world here.

Fashion Toast
Rumi Neely, based in LA, launched her personal style blog, Fashion Toast, in 2007. Unlike many of the other blogs at the time, Neely’s posts were image-heavy and featured stylish clothes and fashion-forward poses, and this had a big influence on the generation of bloggers that came after her. Neely has collaborated with other brands in the past, but has recently launched her own clothing line, Are You Am I, a Californian influenced collection with some beautifully simple pieces.

Style Bubble
Style Bubble was started in 2006, by Susanna Lau, more commonly known as Susie Bubble. Lau uses her blog to document her thoughts, personal experiences and observations on fashion, focusing on unknown talent rather than the big names. Her creative outfit posts are also loved by her fans, and, in addition to regularly posting on her blog, she also contributes to other publications, such as Elle UK and Business of Fashion.

The Blonde Salad
Chiara Ferragni, a 27 year old Italian who now lives in LA, has one of the widest reaches of any style blogger, with over 3 million Instagram followers. She’s popular in both the US and Europe, using her blog to provide inspiration for women all over the world. She has worked with many of the larger fashion houses, and was named by Business of Fashion as one of the most influential personalities of the international fashion world. Ferragni regularly posts on her blog, and one of her most recent achievements was appearing on the cover of this April’s Italian Vogue.

Tuula Vintage
Tuula Vintage is a personal style blog by Jessica Stein, who is based in Sydney but spends a lot of time travelling to exotically glamorous locations, using Instagram and her website to share her adventures. She has contributed to a whole host of publications, been voted blogger of the year by Cosmopolitan, and partners with some world-class brands, such as Dior Beauty. Her blog stands out from others because of the way in which she mixes her enthusiasm for eye catching designs with her global travels, leaving her fans wishing that they could spend a day in her shoes.

Kayture
Kristina Bazan, based in Switzerland, is the voice and energy behind personal style blog Kayture. Through her blog, Bazan shares her passion for beauty, fashion and lifestyle with her millions of fans, giving them a glimpse into her luxuriously dreamy world. Bazan was one of the first style bloggers to partner with luxury brands, such as Chopard and Cartier, and this, in addition to her focus on high quality, editorial-like posts, earned her a great reputation in the fashion industry.

There are a growing number of personal style blogs online today, from ones by more well-known personalities to others by newer, yet fantastically talented, bloggers. Sometimes, the most exciting blogs to read are the ones that are based across the world from you, or in countries that you have dreamt of visiting, as these will give you a window into an almost fantasy-like wonderland.

Latest Trends in Men’s Fashion – OROGOLD Reviews

When it comes to menswear, fall/winter 2015-2016 is set to be an extremely stylish season. From draped outerwear to bold prints and patterns, menswear is once again ignoring conventions in order to provide men with a much greater variety of trendy fashion options. ORO GOLD offers insights into the latest trends in men’s fashion.

Man wearing a stylish woolen coat.

Woollen Coats
The trend for the majority of menswear garments seemed to focus on looser cuts, and this was especially so in the outerwear that was shown at all of the major fashion weeks. The most popular coats for the season were cut and draped from wool, featuring soft shoulders that enhanced the over-sized and slouchy vibe.

Man wearing jeans with large pockets.

Super-Sized Pockets
The super-sized pockets trend will be welcomed by all those men who hate to carry bags around with them. This season, pockets are going to be bigger than ever, and will most likely be the focus of many outerwear pieces. The pockets, iPad Mini sized at the minimum, will be cut from contrasting fabrics and attached onto the garment in prominent positions, offering style and functionality at the same time.

Handsome man wearing a shirt with unusual prints.

Bold Patterns and Textures
Bold patterns and textures that stand out were seen on looks by many designers, and were applied to a variety of garments, from classic suits to full outfits. The more fashion forward styles were the ones that featured unconventional prints and patterns, although there were also plenty of plaid looks that were seen, which are great for men who aren’t as keen on taking risks with big patterns. If you are looking for other toned down designs, there were plenty of square patterns and patches seen on the runways, used in both big blocks of color, but also used more subtly on jeans and coats.

Stylish man wearing a sweater.

Layered Knits
Once again, knitwear has made its mark on menswear. Sweaters were seen on many runways, often paired with tailored trousers for a casual yet classy look. Different textures were mixed together in one outfit, emphasized by the ways in which different knitted garments were layered over each other. As was seen on the Pringle and Margaret Howell runways, an easy way to layer knitwear is to purchase a thin rollneck, made from merino wool, that can be worn under thicker knits. Rollnecks were seen peeking out from other knits, such as handspun cardigans and cashmere pullovers, at many shows, and white rollnecks, as seen at Balenciaga and Sandro, seemed to be a new trend all on their own.

Stylish man in a gray suit.

Green and Gray
In terms of color, grays dominated many runways, in a whole variety of shades and textures. Although gray is a common color in menswear, the way that it was styled and used in both tailored garments as well as tracksuit bottoms, has turned the color into a big trend for this season. The second most popular color was green, again in a huge variety of shades, from forest green to mint green to military green. These two colors were present on all of the major runways, including London, Milan and Paris, so you can expect to see more of them this season.

One of the best things about keeping track of menswear trends is learning how to later incorporate them into your own personal look. From layered knitwear to super-sized pockets, these garments are likely to dominate men’s clothing stores this season, so it is a good idea to decide in advance which would work best for your own style.