Denim Style for Spring

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Denim is classic, and just about everyone has a denim item of clothing in their wardrobe. While denim may have certainly had its high and low points over the years, this spring it is making quite the comeback in so many different versatile ways.

White, Ivory and Sand
When it comes to denim, blue is usually the color that dominates, but, this spring, white, ivory and sand shades of denim are set to be the hottest colors. Being such neutral colors, a pair of jeans in one of these shades will work with just about every piece of clothing you own, and will really bring your whole outfit together in a new and interesting way.

Denim Accessories
Denim accessories are often overlooked, but this spring you can expect to see them everywhere. While many designers have their take on denim accessories, some of the highlights include the sophisticated clutch from Baraboux, as well as the studded denim heels from Sam Edelman. The denim choker from Migonne Gavigan is also a great piece to add to your collection, as it is quite a contemporary take on a retro item.

Set Your Ankles Free
While tight-legged skinny jeans may have dominated the runways in recent years, this spring is all about wider hems. Although slim-cut shapes will never really be out of style, the silhouettes for this spring are everything but. Whether you opt for ultra wide legs or 70s-inspired bell bottoms, give those restricted jeans a miss this spring.

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Customized Jean Shorts
In recent seasons, jeans are an item of clothing that have definitely undergone the customization trend, and jean shorts are now following suit. Whether they are ripped, bleached, raw hemmed, or patched, the key to this look is individuality, and allowing your jeans to be an extension of your personal style and personality.

Embellished
As mentioned above, customization has been a huge trend recently, especially when it come to distressed jeans. This spring, distressed jeans are being taken to the next level with embellishments. These are not in-your-face add-ons, but rather subtle embellished patches that give your jeans, or jacket, a unique twist. In addition to embellishments, hand embroidery is another way to go, as this adds a beautifully delicate touch to the structured nature of denim.

A Pop of Color
While neutral shades of denim may be popular this season, spring is all about color, and cheerful, vibrant shades of denim will never go amiss. When paired with down-to-earth neutrals, the result is always chic and elegant, elevating the denim within your outfit.

A Feminine Touch
Denim can often seem quite masculine, but there is no reason why you cannot sport denim that has its own special feminine touch. Whether lace, pearls or hints of pink, denim will be taking on a soft, feminine quality this spring.

Denim is such a versatile fabric, and can be worn in so many different ways. Whether you are dressing up or dressing down, these denim looks are wonderfully diverse, and will work no matter your personal style.

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Dressing Up a Basic T

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A basic t-shirt is a staple that just about everybody has in their wardrobe. While you may think that this is an item of clothing that only really works for casual occasions, there are actually many ways in which you can dress up a basic tee and completely elevate your look.

Add a Scarf
A silk scarf is a great way to add color and pattern to a simple t-shirt, while giving the overall look so much more sophistication. Scarves are extremely versatile and can be tied in so many different ways, so whether you opt for a knotted loop or a reverse drape, experiment with pairing your t-shirt with different scarves.

A Statement Necklace
Statement accessories are bang on trend at the moment, and also happen to be a fantastic way to dress up a basic t-shirt. A chunky, attention-seeking necklace, or even several different strands of beads or pearls, will give your t-shirt a whole new focal point.

Edgy with Leather
If your personal style tends to veer towards the edgy side, then this look will be perfect for you. Simply tuck your t-shirt into a leather skirt, pairing this with strappy heels, for an edgy, street style look. This also works with leather trousers, or even a leather jacket.

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Chic Tomboy
There is more to dressing up a basic tee than just adding a few extra feminine touches. Instead, you could try to dress it up in more of a tomboy look, wearing it with a tailored blazer, boyfriend jeans, and a pair of heels.

Shorter Sleeves
Scrunching up the sleeves of your t-shirt and pushing them up even higher is a great way to transform this humble item of clothing. When doing this, try to keep the rest of your outfit quite fitted, so that emphasis is placed on the extra volume that your shorter sleeves have created.

A Knotted Tee
By tying a knot at the hem of your t-shirt, you will be able to experiment with new proportions. This style works especially well when paired with high waisted bottoms, whether this may be pants or a skirt, and, when worn with heels, results in quite the party look.

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Knee-Length Pencil Skirt
Knee-length pencil skirts can often be quite difficult to style, but work beautifully with a simple t-shirt. Make sure that you tuck the t-shirt into your skirt, as this creates the perfect balance between elegance and ease.

Style it With a Blazer
As mentioned above in the Chic Tomboy look, a blazer is a great way to dress up a t-shirt. While this may not add quite enough formality to make the t-shirt suitable to be worn to the office, it still makes your t-shirt look so much classier, and the sleeves of the blazer can easily be rolled up if you want the look to have more of a laid back feel.

A t-shirt is an item that just about everybody owns, but the majority of people out there do not tend to experiment with different ways in which to style a basic tee. However, while a t-shirt may be one of the simplest of garments out there, it is also one of the most versatile, so the next time you put yours on, try dressing it up with one of these looks.

Cute, Warm Weather Dresses

Now that the warmer weather has finally arrived, it is the perfect opportunity to invest in some cute summer dresses. Whether you opt for a simple slip dress or a feminine ruffled dress, a warm weather dress in a style that really works with your body shape and personal style will keep you looking cute but chic all season long.

Slip Dress

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Slip Dress
Slightly reminiscent of the 90’s, slip dresses are going to be very much on trend this summer, especially after Calvin Klein, Givenchy and Balenciaga sent their own versions down the runway last season. The easy and relaxed silhouette of a slip dress can be brought into the modern day with contemporary details and graphic prints, bringing an edgy attitude to what would otherwise be considered as slinky lingerie.

Prairie Dress
Prairie chic is a style that incorporates practicality with femininity and has been completely embraced by a number of designers for this summer. With demure, high necklines and dainty prints, prairie dresses have a classic appeal to them, but need to be styled quite carefully in order to keep them looking contemporary. Chunky biker boots give a prairie dress some attitude, as does a leather jacket, but remember to keep your accessories and makeup quite minimal.

Ruffled Dress

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Ruffled Dress
Ruffles are a great way to balance out curves while adding volume to areas that need enhancing. When choosing a ruffled dress, keep your body shape in mind, and if one part of your body is smaller in proportion to others, choose a dress that has ruffles in that area. If you have an hourglass figure, a dress that features ruffles along the neckline, hem and sleeves are usually best, as this will prevent any additional ruffles from making your curves seem out of proportion. Ruffled dresses are extremely versatile, and can be paired with flats for the daytime or high heeled strappy sandals for an evening out.

Shift Dress
Shift dresses are both cute and sophisticated, and the beauty of a classic shift dress is that it suits just about every body shape thanks to the way in which it skims the body lightly without clinging to it. Shift dresses in linens, cottons and light knits are ideal for the warmer weather, and the varying hemlines and necklines out there mean that you will be able to find a shift dress to suit any occasion.

Cute and feminine looks always work well in the warmer months, which is why it is always worthwhile having a couple of go-to summer dresses in your wardrobe. When choosing dresses, remember that you do not want to be baring excess skin, even if it is the summer. If you are looking for a dress with a short and flirty hemline, go with a scoop neck or a bandeau neck, or, if you would prefer to have a plunging neckline, pair this with a slightly longer hemline. Try to have varying styles rather than similar looks, as this will allow you to mix and match with your accessories to a greater extent, creating some one-of-a-kind summertime outfits.

Round-Out Your Wardrobe with Pastels

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Soft and feminine, pastels work well with just about every skin tone, but they are still shades that many choose to avoid. If pastels are not something that you usually wear, check out these tips for how to beautifully round out your wardrobe with pastel-colored garments.

Color Blocking
For those of you who are already comfortable with wearing pastels, color blocking is something that you could try. Rather than pairing your pastels with a neutral or contrasting color, embrace these gorgeous shades and wear pastels together. To keep your outfit from looking too matronly, opt for pastels from the same color family, choosing a lighter shade for the top and a darker one for the bottom. The results will be feminine yet chic, classy and sophisticated.

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A Neutral Base
When it comes to wearing pastels for the first time, it is always easiest to start with a neutral base, as this is something that most people will be comfortable with. A crisp white shirt always works well with some pastel shorts, while a pastel dress can be worn with a smart black blazer in order to make it suitable for an office environment.

Add Some Edge
Unless you prefer your outfit to look ultra-feminine, it is always a good idea to give your outfit a slightly edgy vibe, incorporating a few elements that contrast with, but still complement, the pastels. Leather always looks great with pastels, as do complementary pieces in contrasting colors that are simple and clean – pastels are already feminine so you do not want to distract from them with garments that have too much detailing. Metals are also great for giving your outfit a contemporary edge, whether you opt for metallic garments or metal jewelry. Don’t forget that metals are neutral, meaning that you can wear both gold and silver with pastel colors.

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Pastel Shoes and Accessories
Accessories are a great way to add some pastel shades to your wardrobe without fully committing to the colors just yet. Having hints of pastel running through your accessories will help to build your confidence in learning how to incorporate these colors into your wardrobe. When it comes to bags and scarves, as well as jewelry, you will soon find that pastels are shades that work with almost every outfit, no matter your personal style, while pastel-colored shoes will make even more of a statement, but are just as easy to style.

Don’t Overdo It
When wearing pastels, it can be easy to get carried away, but it is important to remember not to overdo it. Since pastels are so soft and feminine, your hair and makeup should also reflect this, but should still be simple enough to not overpower your outfit.

Pastels work throughout the year, channeling the warmth of the hotter months while adding some much-needed color to an otherwise dull winter wardrobe. Whether you opt for soft powdery blues or sorbet pinks, timeless pastel pieces will always be on trend, making them a great investment to add to your wardrobe.

Statement Eye Looks for 2016

OROGOLD always keeps a close watch on makeup trends, and we have noticed some exciting ones coming up for 2016. From a Cleopatra-inspired cat-eye to blazing blue eyeshadow, here are some of our favorite statement eye looks for 2016.

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Cleopatra-Inspired Cat-Eye
Cleopatra and her love of gold is a huge inspiration to OROGOLD, which is why we are excited to see that a Cleopatra-inspired cat-eye is going to be one of the statement eye looks for 2016. With a thick and chunky cat eye created on the top lid, followed by layer upon layer of golden sparkles, right up to the brow bone, this look will add instant glam no matter what you choose to wear with it.

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Blue Eyeshadow
When it comes to bold colors in makeup, it can be difficult to know exactly how to wear them. 2016 will see plenty of blue eyeshadow, worn in so many different ways that there really is no wrong way to go about it. From a smoky eye with a sparkly navy to a hit of cyan for a bright burst of color, OROGOLD suggests looking to the runways for more inspiration and experimenting with different shades of blue. For those of you who don’t want to go all out with blue eyeshadow, OROGOLD recommends swapping your usual black eyeliner for one of a navy shade, as this is a great way to add some blue to your look in a subtle way.

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Bold Lashes
While blue eyeshadow is going to be huge in 2016, bold blue lashes are also looking to make an appearance. For a fresh but bright look, OROGOLD suggests trying out cyan lashes with nude lips and bare skin, or for something more avant-garde, try lining your top lids with a blue liner, and then applying blue mascara to your bottom lash line. While some of these looks are quite out there, you can keep things subtle by opting for a lengthening black mascara, adding some false lashes to the outer corners of your eyes for extra intensity.

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Sparkly Eyes
While sparkly makeup is usually reserved for the holiday season, it seems as though it will be making its way well into 2016. From a discreet and subtle shimmer to silver ‘fairy dust’ sprinkled across the lids, there are many ways that you can bring some extra sparkle to your eyes.

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Pinks and Corals
Just like with blue, pinks and corals can be difficult colors to master, but it is most definitely worth trying. These feminine shades are usually used on the cheeks, but give a soft and effortlessly romantic look when used on the eyes. However, this look will only work well if your eyes do not have any redness, so keep this in mind when trying it out.

Experimenting with different eye looks is always fun, and 2016 will be bringing us some exciting new looks to try. From bold blue eyelashes to pretty pinks and corals, we expect that we will all be seeing these looks in many more varieties throughout the year.