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.

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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.

Accessories
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

Outerwear
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.

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Most Inspirational Women

There are always days when each and every one of us could do with some inspiration, to encourage us to be the best that we possibly can. Throughout time, there have been certain women who have hugely influenced society in a positive way, due to the work that they have done or the ways in which they dedicate their lives to helping others. OROGOLD brings you some of the most inspirational women that are continuing to make the world a better place.

Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey
The first self-made billionaire in the world, Oprah Winfrey came from a difficult background, where her family had no flushing toilets and could rarely afford to buy her shoes. Now, she is one of the most influential women in America, if not the world, and spends her hard-earned fortune on trying to improve the lives of others. From creating millions of new readers with her book club, to founding a school in South Africa, to setting up Oprah’s Angel Network, which hands out educational grants, Oprah is dedicated to helping others. If that wasn’t enough, she personally donated $10 million to help to rebuild homes for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

JK Rowling

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JK Rowling
While you have all likely heard of Harry Potter, and know that JK Rowling is the best-selling author behind the series, you may not know about the struggles that she went through early on in her life. A single mother who needed her welfare money each week in order to survive, JK Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book in a small coffee shop in her spare time. Since then, in addition to encouraging millions of people, both children and adults, around the world to fall in love with reading, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books have sold over 400 million copies, inspired movies that have grossed over $5 billion, and have even resulted in theme parks being created to honor this much-loved character.

Venus Williams

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Venus Williams
When it comes to females in the world of sport, Venus Williams has inspired many, including her own sister, who used to aspire to be just like Venus. With 43 WTA titles, 7 grand slams and 5 Wimbledon titles, Venus Williams has taken the tennis world by storm. If that wasn’t enough, Williams also has her own interior design company, as well as her own fashion line.

Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton
A highly respected American politician, Hillary Clinton was the US Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, but began fighting for gender equality long before that as a university student, firmly believing that the rights of women and girls was still unfinished business that needed to be brought to attention. Passionately dedicated to women’s rights issues all over the globe, Hillary Clinton has a truly inspirational way of carrying herself in the messy world of politics. In addition to this, the way in which she remained dignified during the troubled times of her husband’s affairs has inspired many women all over the world who have unfortunately found themselves in a similar position.

From JK Rowling’s creation of one of the most-loved fiction characters that the world has ever seen, to Hillary Clinton’s constant fight for women’s rights, the world is full of amazing women that we can all take inspiration from. Whether you are able to help others, or simply work hard to be the best person that you can be, OROGOLD hopes that you are as inspired as we have been by these truly incredible women.

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.

Nautical Home Design – OROGOLD Reviews

The beach-inspired nautical look is one style that never goes out of fashion, and looks great no matter where you live. ORO GOLD believes that bringing the spirit of the ocean into your home in a stylish and classy way is much easier than you would think, and there are many different ways to go about doing so.

A blue colored interior for a nautical home.

A Nautical Color Scheme
Unlike many other home design themes, where you have to choose from a huge array of colors, decorating your home in a nautical style is much more simple. Marine blue is the main color that you should be looking for. White is also essential to balance out the blue, and green accents also help to enhance the dreamy ocean atmosphere. When picking out certain home accessories, such as rugs and other textiles, geometric white and blue patterns will always bring a nautical feel to the room, without looking over the top. Blue is also great as a paint color for your walls, and can be accented with white edges to keep the room looking fresh.

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Driftwood
Driftwood is wood that has been washed onto shore by the tide, and is always spectacularly textured, with every piece being unique. Many artists use driftwood to create impressive sculptures, both large and small, as well as many other objects that can be used around the house, from shelves to seats.

Beach Decor
Bringing beach inspired décor into your home is always fun, as you have the option of finding the items yourself rather than having to purchase everything from shops. Shells are a fun addition to any home, but need to be properly cleaned, and even varnished, if you have collected them yourself. There are many ways to display them, from lining them up on shelves and tabletops to stringing them up along a wall. You can also fill glass vases of any size with layers of sand, pebbles and shells, bringing the beach into your home in a clean and sophisticated manner.

Nautical Motifs
Nautical motifs, such as sea creatures and anchors, are an obvious choice when designing your home in a nautical style. They are a great addition to any home, but need to be kept quite subtle. Choosing cushions with nautical motifs printed on them are a good option, as are framed paintings or photographs that feature sea-related images.

Picture of lit candles and seashells.

Recycled Sailing Objects
Re-using old sailing objects as decorative items is a unique and creative way to add some nautical style to your home. Old sails can be turned into fabric coasters, and since the material is already waterproof, you don’t have to worry about staining them. Rope is also used on all sorts of boats, and can make a great addition to any home when used in the right way. Wrap clean white rope around large candles to create beautifully textured candle holders, or wind some rope around a simple mirror, leaving extra length at the end so that the rope can be used to hang the mirror up on a wall.

With a bit of creativity, incorporating the essence of the beach and the ocean into your home is simple, as well as fun. Keep obvious motifs subtle, and make use of sea-inspired colors and textures. Look for inspirations in all aspects of the ocean, and you will find that you will soon be coming up with many unique ideas for your own personalized nautical style.

Cinderella Fashion Inspiration is Everywhere!

Cinderella fashions

 

Cinderella, one of the most classic fairy tales of all time, has captivated and enchanted generations of females all over the world, and the latest take on the story is the newly released feature film, starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett. When it comes to fashion, Cinderella’s style is not just for children’s costumes. Many great designers have been inspired by the timeless tale, and it is also easy to put together a Cinderella-inspired look of your own. OROGOLD reviews the top Cinderella fashion inspirations here.

Cinderella-Inspired Shoe Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue have just launched a shoe collection that has been inspired by Cinderella. Rather than choosing one designer to create the collection, Saks gathered together nine of the world’s best shoe designers, each using their vivid imagination to create their own take on Cinderella’s glass slipper. These modern glass slippers have been designed by iconic names including Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo and Nicholas Kirkwood, and are currently on display, and on sale, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods in London and Galleries Lafayette in Paris.

Lauren Conrad’s Cinderella Fashion Collection
Style setter Lauren Conrad, who first rose to fame in reality shows Laguna Beach and The Hills, has teamed up with Disney and launched a fashion collection for Kohl’s, inspired by the movie. The designer drew inspiration from many iconic elements of the movie, creating a collection of romantic separates and whimsical dresses.

Harrods, London
Harrods, one of the most famous department stores in the world, has dedicated their window display to Disney’s movie. The six windows showcase some of the amazing costumes that were worn in the movie, which were designed by Sandy Powell. The scenes that the windows feature include the stepsisters trying on the glass slipper, and the romantic weddin scene. The nine glass slippers that are on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue are also displayed in the windows.

Put Together Your Own Cinderella Look
When it comes to creating a Cinderella-inspired look without having to spend too much money, there are many options available. Your accessories are the most important element, and a wide satin headband is essential. Choose one that is white, light blue or silver. A wide satin ribbon can also be used. Find some large studded earrings that match with your headband, such as large pearls, but avoid anything that is long and dangling. When picking shoes for your Cinderella outfit, it is unlikely that you will have a pair of glass slippers lying around. Instead, choose some pumps in a similar color to your headband, preferably ones that have a shimmery quality to them. For the rest of your outfit, stick to the color scheme of light blue, white and silver, and you will have created your very own Cinderella look.

You can use Cinderella to inspire any type of outfit, for both day and night. Be subtle with your makeup, as you do not want it to look over the top, and be careful about how many Cinderella elements you wear at the same time. ORO GOLD recommends you to get inspired by both the story and the movie, and experiment with different combinations until you find the Cinderella look that works best for you.

Looking For Your Favorite Fashions From TV?

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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.

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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.