Add These Accessories to Your Summer Wardrobe

Now that summer is on its way, this is a great excuse to splurge a little and invest in some seasonal accessories. From chokers to giant earrings, here are a few accessories that are right on trend for this summer.

oversized earrings

Oversized Earrings
Oversized earrings are going to be all the rage this summer, and the Spring Summer 2017 runways were definitely proof of this. The earrings seen were heavy and large, sometimes featuring jewels and sometimes featuring bold, graphic details. For those who prefer sparkling gems, check out the earrings from Gucci and Alexander McQueen, while the cugg earrings from Delpozo are bright and extremely spring-worthy. Of course, feminine earrings never go amiss, and some great versions of this can be found at Dsquared2, where the earrings feature everything from ribbon bows to hearts and lips.

Ankle Bracelets
While those who have quite a bohemian personal style are likely to already own a couple of ankle bracelets, this is an accessory that will become much more mainstream this summer. These are the perfect way to decorate your feet after a long winter of keeping them wrapped up, and work well whether you are barefoot on a beach or wearing sandals in a city. Lanvin took this trend even further by promoting tasselled ankle bracelets on both feet, while Attico has some lush, velvety anklets that feature stylish buckles. For a more elegant touch, take a look at the collection from Fenty x Puma, where you will find delicate pearl strands.

Statement belt

Statement Belts
Many summer outfits tend to be quite simple, and a statement belt is a great way to jazz this up. For those who want to add an edgy attitude to their outfit, the leather punk belts from Alexander McQueen would be a great addition to your wardrobe, while Custo Barcelona, Bibhu Mohapatra and Carven have some more feminine, delicate, bejewelled options available. To take their statement belts even further, many designers even styled them by tying them into a knot, which really transforms the whole outfit.

Multiple Rings
You likely already own a number of rings, and wearing these with multiple other rings is a great way to do things a little differently. Try this in a few different ways, from subtly, with just a couple of rings on each hand, to extravagantly, with bejewelled rings on all five fingers, which is something that has been seen recently at Gucci.

choker

Chokers
Chokers were huge in the 90’s, and have been making quite the comeback in recent seasons. If you have not yet purchased a choker, thinking that they are likely to go back out of style soon, think again, as these seductive accessories are set to stick around this year. To really emulate spring, opt for bright, seasonal colors, or for the delicate, fragile chokers from Christian Dior, as well as Coach 1941.

Even if you do not plan on updating your wardrobe much this year in terms of clothing, new accessories will still be able to transform your outfits. From a statement belt to a seductive choker, these are some items that are definitely worth adding to your closet this year.

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Sustainable Spring Fashion

Woman wearing a dress

The fashion industry has frequently been under attack for having a disregard for the environment, but, in recent years, this has begun to drastically change. This is largely down to consumers themselves, as they increasingly want to know more about the products that they are buying, from where and how it is made to the larger issues that each brand as a whole supports. All of these evolving consumer demands have led to incredible innovations when it comes to sustainable fashion, with experts predicting eco-friendly trends that are truly exciting.

Faux fur jacket

Guilt-Free Fabrics
There is no doubt about the fact that wearing animal products is not at all sustainable, which has led to the development of some beautiful imitation fabrics, often of a much higher quality than the actual original. Faux fur has always been a great alternative to fur, and brands are now experimenting more with these materials, creating faux furs in bright and vibrant spring colors. There are also fantastic arrays of vegetable leathers that look just as spectacular as the real deal. While cotton may not be a fabric that comes from animals, 16% of global insecticide releases come from cotton, making it the opposite of eco-friendly. This, in turn, has led to a growth in organic cotton as well as alternative plant-based fabrics, made from ingredients such as soy, bamboo, wood pulp and corn. Designers and brands are even looking to fruits for fabrics, coming up with products such as Pinatex, which is a fabric made from pineapples.

Vintage
The vintage trend has been around for a while, and it looks like it could be here to stay for even longer. Buying vintage is a great way to decrease your global footprint, while wearing a piece of clothing that has its own unique history. In terms of spring 2016, Victorian-style pieces are going to be extremely popular, whether it be layering a corset into your outfit or picking vintage pieces that feature exquisite florals and feminine details.

Hand bag

Ethical Bags
A bag is often used much more frequently than an item of clothing, which is why bags have received extra attention in terms of being sustainable and ethical. Thanks to the increase of guilt-free fabrics, as mentioned above, there are now some great alternatives to leather, many of which are just as durable and reliable. For those who want to begin making more sustainable fashion choices, bags are one of the best places to start.

Sustainable Online Shopping
In order to truly reach the masses, sustainable fashion needs to be available online, which is something that was previously lacking. There are now a variety of fashion websites out there that make it easy to buy eco-friendly pieces. Zedy and R.E.V focus on ethically made clothes and accessories, while the ASOS website boasts a Green Room that contains any items that have a certain eco-friendly element, be it the way that they were made or the fabrics that they are produced from. Mass market brands, such as H&M, have also been producing more sustainable lines, with their exclusive Conscious Collection already sold out in many places. This is a trend that other brands will soon adopt as H&M’s success is proof that fashion consumers are now much more eco-conscious than they used to be.

In order for sustainable fashion to really become mainstream, consumers today need to do away with “fast fashion”, choosing instead to invest in apparel for the long term, fixing it rather than replacing it if there is a problem. However, these spring trends are great steps forward when it comes to eco-friendly fashion, and it will not be long before even more brands begin to adopt sustainable strategies of their own.

Gold Styles for Fall

A new season has finally descended upon us, and with it comes a new batch of ‘it’ colors to wear. Berries and reds will always be associated with fall, but the new and trendy color of gold is taking the fashion world by storm because of its unique and refreshing hue to spruce up one’s wardrobe and whole look. Wearing gold during a season like fall is interesting because it’s warm and neutral, but can be amped up to be bright and loud – unlike berries and reds, which are vampy and dark, or grays, which are too muted.

With that being said, wearing gold is a tricky little thing. If an entire outfit is gold, you can risk looking like a yellow Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. But if worn with the right color combination, it can act like a push-up bra to any look, emphasizing the right points. To find out how you can wear this color for any and every occasion this season, we have come up with four outfits to give you inspiration for your next golden outfit.

Casual fashion inspiration for fall.

Casual
For casual days such as going to glass or offices with no strict dress code, a neutral, plaid dress with a black cardigan is the right combination to emphasize a gold bag, some gold Oxfords, and the ever classic gold watch. The dark tones of the dress match the fall perfectly, while the berry-pink hue of the blush and lip stain will give you that beautiful flushed look.

Girls night out fashion inspiration for fall.

Girls Night Out
A night out is the perfect way to wear gold pieces because of its glamorous vibe. Pair a black, sleeveless turtleneck with a gold, paisley mini skirt, some black tights, and maroon heels. When the cold winds rise during the night, you can keep yourself warm with a thick, nude blazer. Do not worry about the blazer and skirt clashing because nude actually looks similar to gold, minus the shiny finish. Don some warm smoky eyes with a berry lip and you will be ready to have fun until dawn.

Corporate fashion inspiration for fall.

Corporate
For a more office-appropriate look, you can still rock the gold trend by opting for a gold satchel that will hold all of your belongings, a gold layered necklace for a minimalist look, and a wash of gold eye shadow to give your peepers some extra shine. This will all stand out against a gray shift dress and black kitten heels, topped off with a warm coat with a muted golden hue.

Formal wear inspiration for fall.

Formal
If there’s any event where you can rock an all gold ensemble, it’s a formal event. If you’re overwhelmed by how much gold is in this look, don’t worry. This beautiful mustard gold jacquard dress, gold strappy heels, and gold watch are complemented by a comfortable rosy pink coat and pink lips – the matte texture of the lips and coat will help balance out all the shine. To complete the look, opt for numerous layers of black, waterproof mascara to keep you polished and ready to socialize all day and night.

CA Street Style Stars

Street style

Trying to get the look of a Californian just roaming the streets of Los Angeles is a difficult proposition. Everyone has a different idea of what it means…even Californians. The most often noticeable trend is a certain aura of casualness defined by a person’s individual passions and eccentricities. Colors can be vibrant or tastefully muted. Street style seems to, in essence, encompass all that it means to be human without looking like you’re trying to hard. This seems a bit philosophical, so OROGOLD has a few people to point you at that may not have any better definitions, but they can give you an idea of what the look actually looks like. Findings its spirit will be left up to you.

Streetgeist
This pair of photographers call Los Angeles home and do their best to roam the streets looking for the best examples of style they can find. Retro, chic, vibrant, subdued, or ultramodern doesn’t make a difference at all. The men and women they take photos of are posed to show of clear views of their personal sense of style. Streetgeist’s photographers don’t hesitate to take photos regardless of age or ethnicity. This makes their blog a particularly vibrant example of California street style. There are plenty of examples of people using the current trend towards androgynous style as well. Just expect to see some interesting characters when looking for outfit ideas. Some people look like they’ve just stepped out of the movies.

Lady à la Mode
In an almost completely opposite direction, we have this blogger. She focuses predominantly on displaying her own sense of California style by creating vintage looks. Heavy emphasis is placed on vintage clothing or accessories to make a look, but they tend to all favor a comfortable and somewhat casual air. She emphasizes not necessarily needing to spend a great deal to make her outfits, but doesn’t shy away from tasteful modern outfits when she can coordinate them fairly. This old meets new approach can show you how to look your best while drawing on an older wardrobe or how to find a use for some of the older clothes in the attic. Just because its old doesn’t mean it can’t be new and in style again.

Zack Tanck
For men looking for a little direction, Tanck offers that and more. Also Los Angeles based, this blogger does his best to assemble quintessentially Californian styles. He favors using relaxed looking outfits that are easy enough to get on, but using combinations that take them from sloppy to chic. Nothing he chooses is too out of reach and some of it may already be waiting in the closet. The focus is on being comfortable in your own skin and capable of projecting through the outfit. Regular posts means there are always some fresh ideas to consider when updating your look. It doesn’t hurt that he’s fond of tasteful sunglasses either.

Each of these blogs has its own impression on what street style can mean, but they bring to it the distinct flair of California either from location or upbringing. The sheer variety is a welcome change for most people used to cookie cutter movie Californians. It really doesn’t take changing everything about yourself to get the look. OROGOLD recommends looking into some of the people the bloggers associate with for further ideas. Soon you’ll have more outfit ideas than you know what to do with.

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.

Pastel Picks for Your Spring Wardrobe – OROGOLD Reviews

Fashion this spring is all about simple elegance in sugary-sweet shades of understated brights. The mix of pastels bring about an ethereal feeling, with minimalism and nature both huge inspirations to the color palette. Rather than having to buy a whole new closet, we have put together some key pastel pieces that are worth the investment, and which you can easily mix and match with items that you already own.

Woman wearing a red colored trench coat in a spring background.

A Pastel Trench Coat 
Trench coats are right on trend this season, with a pastel colored one even more so. Originating from menswear, the design of a trench coat really stands out when it is in a pastel shade. It is also a great piece to own if you are still on the fence when it comes to wearing pastel colors, as it is something that you can throw over any outfit. If a pastel coat seems too feminine for you, choose one that has its trench coat details enhanced, and is made from a heavier or textured fabric. For those who like the idea of pastel colored outerwear but don’t want a trench coat, opt for a pastel colored blazer instead, which you can wear to work as well as in the evenings.

Blonde girl in a pink top and pastel colored jeans.

Pastel Colored Jeans
This spring, denim is going upmarket, with many denim garments featuring intricate stitching and design details. A pair of jeans in an ice blue shade is a great way to embrace both the denim and pastel trends at the same time, without making your outfit look over the top. A candy colored pink pair of jeans would also be a good purchase, and can be worn with neutrals and light colors to ensure your look keeps its dreamy elegance. If pastel pink jeans are too bland for your tastes, choose a torn or distressed pair, giving your look a bit of edge. You can also pair them with tougher materials, such as a leather jacket.

Beautiful girl wearing colorful clothes and sunglasses

Neon-Pastels
The term neon-pastels may seem like a bit of a contradiction, but the colors that this term refers to will brighten up your outfit whilst keeping your look trendy and stylish. In terms of actual color, neon-pastels would include shades that are reminiscent of children’s artificial sherbet, such as lime, raspberry and lemon. Choose garments in vividly saturated candy colors, giving a slight twist to the pastel trend. These colors also look great around the eyes, so think about the makeup you like to wear whilst choosing the color of your next purchase.

If you are still unsure about adding pastel colors to your wardrobe, start off with accessories, such as sunglasses or shoes, in ice cream shades, or with individual garments that you can wear with neutral colors. When choosing garments with prints, look for designs that emphasise the times of childhood simplicity, with retro patterns and floral art. For those looking to purchase just one statement piece this season but can’t decide which pastel color to choose, go for lilac, as it is not only one of the standout shades for this spring, but it also looks great against every skin tone.

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.

cute denim dress

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.

Beautiful woman riding a bicycle in a white checked shirt.

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.

Young woman in a trenchcoat

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.

Looking For Your Favorite Fashions From TV?

Watching TV fashion

TV shows are always a great place to get fashion inspiration, and everyone has experienced that moment when you see a character on the screen wearing something absolutely amazing, which you would love to have in your own wardrobe. Thanks to the internet and a couple of great websites, it is now possible to quickly and easily find and buy that specific garment that you saw on your favorite show the other night. OROGOLD reviews your favorite fashions from TV.

Worn on TV
Do you love the outfits worn by Kourtney Kardashian on all of her different reality shows? Or how about the ones worn by the fashionable cast of Pretty Little Liars in the latest episode? One of our favorite websites to find fashions from TV shows is www.wornontv.net. The website is run by an individual who scours the internet to find garments that have been seen on television. There are a wide range of shows covered from many major networks, such as ABC Family, Fox, HBO and MTV. Most of the items are for women and girls, although there have also been an increasing number of men’s and plus size options. You can browse different outfits by the show’s name, specific episode, or individual character. Most items displayed on the website also contain links to the stores where you can purchase them, with many being available to buy online.

Beautiful woman wearing dress and walking on the street.

Pradux 

Another website that is great for finding outfits from TV, but which also has more of a social element to it, is www.pradux.com. Not only do they feature outfits from a wide range of popular television shows, but they also have a health and beauty section, showcasing some of the cosmetic products used by various characters. Pradux also allows users to upload product photos and links, whether it be an item that they have seen on a television show, or just one of their favorite products. When other users interact with a product you have uploaded, you will earn points, which you can save up to unlock exclusive features. If another user purchases one of the products that you have shared with the community, Pradux will equally split any commission they earn with you. You can sign up to the site via your Facebook account, making it easy to get started and share your uploads. If you are someone that has a sense of style that people look up to, this could be a great site for you. As well as fashion and beauty, Pradux also features products from other categories, such as food and drink, travel, and electronics, showcasing essential items from each, and highlighting some of their personal favorites.

Many experienced stylists work on popular television shows, bringing together looks from different stores and talented designers. OROGOLD Cosmetics believes that not only are these websites great ways to discover exactly what your favorite character is wearing, but they also enable you to gather a mixture of inspiration from a variety of shows, which you can then put together to create a fashionable twist on your own personal style.