Mixing Trendy and Classic

Classic pieces are essential in any wardrobe, as they are so versatile, and can be worked into just about any style. When combining a classic piece with a more modern and trendy piece, the results will be a truly fashion forward look that makes a bold and individual statement.

Woman wearing a white button down

Classic Tops
For those of you just beginning to venture into the idea of mixing classic with trendy, tops are a great place to start. Classic options could include a button down shirt, a button down soft blouse, or a denim shirt, with each of these garments having so much potential when it comes to putting together a trendy outfit. The white shirt in itself can be worn in so many different ways, whether with trendy leather pants and ballet flats, or cigarette pants and a cropped sweater. Stripes are also a classic look when it comes to tops, and can be paired with anything from a pencil skirt to slouchy pants.

The accessories that you choose to go with an outfit that has both classic and trendy elements is quite important, as this can either bring your whole look together or make it seem disjointed. If the focus of your outfit is on one of your classic pieces, it is usually best to keep your accessories quite trendy and contemporary, picking a color that is present in your outfit and opting for accessories in this same shade.

Woman wearing a trench coat

Just like with tops, it is relatively easy to style an outfit with the focus being on a classic piece of outerwear. Whether it may be a classic trench coat, a denim jacket or a simple blazer, these looks can all be paired with trendier items to give them a modern twist. Try wearing a trench coat with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a clutch, or a classic tailored blazer with a pair of skinny jeans for a fashionable smart casual look. When it comes to the denim jacket, try wearing this with a pencil skirt and some strappy sandals for an elegant yet feminine look.

Contemporary Hair and Makeup
The best way to give a classic/trendy look some grounding is by ensuring that your hair and makeup has plenty of contemporary touches. Even if you take inspiration from classic hairstyles and makeup techniques, which is always a fantastic idea for a look that is truly your own, make sure that the finished look is modernized, as this will give your entire outfit a fresh and relevant appeal.

Fashion is all about individuality, and your style choices reflect different aspects of your personality. If you are finding it difficult making your classic pieces look contemporary, try working on adjusting the silhouette, and make sure that your outfit contains plenty of non-neutral color. Mixing trendy pieces with classic ones is a great way to give your look a unique twist, so if your wardrobe is lacking some of the statement classic pieces mentioned above, this season is a great time to start adding some in.

Weddings on the Fly

Couple in Las Vegas

Not only is Las Vegas known as ‘Sin City’ and ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World’, but it is also extremely famous for being ‘The Wedding Capital of the World’, with over 50 chapels that process more than 100,000 weddings each year. When trying to arrange a wedding on the fly, Las Vegas is usually the first destination that comes to mind, but, if you are not a Vegas local, this can often be quite difficult, so here are some top tips to make planning for your Vegas wedding much easier, whether you have a month or a day to do it in!FashionStock.com / Shutterstock.com

Avoid Holidays
Needless to say, Valentine’s Day books up quickly at all of the Vegas wedding chapels, as do other holidays when the Strip is usually flooded with tourists. Although it may feel romantic to get married on Valentine’s Day or New Year’s Eve, standing in line for hours will take much of the magic away, so try to avoid any holidays when picking a date.

Prepare for the Weather
Many people tend to forget that Las Vegas is a desert, and while the summer months may be the most popular months to visit the city, they are also the hottest, and can easily put a damper on your wedding if you do not plan it carefully. Indoor weddings are usually the best option, while outdoor weddings should be arranged for evenings or night time.

Little Church of the West, Las Vegas, USA

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Explore Your Options
While Las Vegas may have an abundance of chapels to choose from, there are some unique wedding options that you can explore. The world-famous Drive-Thru Wedding Chapel will always be memorable, as would getting married on board a helicopter with the city’s lights twinkling below you. If you would like a more traditional chapel, The Chapel of the Flowers has a beautiful garden, while A Special Memory is a New England-style chapel with 24,000 square feet of manicured grounds, and is one of the only free standing wedding chapels in Las Vegas.

Don’t Forget About the Legalities
It can be easy to get swept up in the romance of a wedding on the fly, but you must not forget about all of the legalities involved with getting married. Marriage applications can be filled out beforehand and brought with you on the day, and this will help to speed up the whole process. You also need to check the legalities with your home country if you live abroad, because while most countries do recognize a marriage performed in Las Vegas, many require extra information, such as a formal notification of overseas marriage.

Last Minute Extras
Depending on how much time you have until your wedding, you may want to look into a few extras. Many of the stores in Vegas have special opening hours to accommodate unusual wedding times, and they also accept orders on a short notice. This applies to everything from jewellery to wedding cakes, ensuring that you have everything that you need for your big day, no matter how last minute it may be. Many of the hotel spas and salons will also accept late bookings, so that you can pamper yourself beforehand and have the perfect hair and makeup for when you walk down the aisle.

With everything that you need all in one place, planning a wedding on the fly in Las Vegas is much easier when compared to other cities. From the location to the cake, there are so many options available, even at the very last minute, making it no surprise that thousands of couples every year choose to get married in the Wedding Capital of the World.