Outfits That Keep You Weekend Ready

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Weekend outfits should be casual and effortless, but many people feel as though they need to sacrifice fashion in order to achieve freedom. However, as these following outfits will show you, looking chic but being weekend-ready at the same time is much easier than you would think.

A Jumpsuit
When it comes to effortless fashion, jumpsuits are key, as these all-in-one pieces mean that you do not need to worry about mixing and matching garments to put an outfit together. When it comes to choosing a jumpsuit, opt for one with a print and style that really suits your personality rather than current trends, as this is a piece that you will be able to wear over and over again. From artistic geometric prints to military-chic styles, this is a weekend-ready outfit that can easily be dressed both up and down.

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Pleated/Full Skirts
Full and pleated skirts are a great way to dress up a casual street style look, and can be weekend-ready depending on what you pair it with. Chunky heeled sandals and a chunky sweater will emphasize a casual look, as will a tank top or tee. Alternatively, if you are seeking a more feminine and sophisticated look, you could always wear the skirt with a chic blouse and delicate heels.

Fitted Jeans and a Blazer
Denim jeans are a wardrobe staple, and pairing them with a smart, fitted blazer immediately ups their smart factor. If you want to give this outfit even more of a flair, opt for a pair of jeans in a bold and daring color, such as red or yellow. While this may seem over-the-top at first, the blazer will help to keep it all relatively toned down.

Leather Shorts
Shorts are so versatile, making them perfect for a weekend filled with activities, as they allow for plenty of movement. However, rather than going for a denim or cotton pair, jazz your outfit up a bit by choosing a pair of leather shorts. Not only are these durable, but they will also make a statement, although you need to make sure that you always keep them as the focal point of your outfit. Ensure that the rest of your outfit is quite simple and minimal, pairing dark shorts with a light colored top. Since leather shorts draw the eye to your legs, your choice of footwear is equally important, and you will likely need to experiment with a few styles before you find a pair that works with the look you are going for.

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Printed Pants
Printed pants are usually bold and bright, with the print that you choose reflecting your personality. Prints can also be used to highlight certain features of your body, or to downplay any that you would like to hide, and they will always add some extra interest to your look. In order to keep your outfit looking cohesive, pair your printed pants with a plain-colored top, unless you want to emulate the fashion-forward trend of wearing prints with prints.

No matter what you may have planned for the day, putting together a weekend-ready outfit does not need to be difficult. From feminine pleated skirts to edgy leather shorts, these outfits should provide you with plenty of inspiration to experiment with.

Smart Street Styles for the Savvy Woman

Street style fashion always has a fresh and edgy feel to it, but when a smarter dress code is required, many of these looks are simply not suitable. For all of you savvy women out there who want to incorporate some street style into your look, while still keeping it smart, here are a few ideas to inspire you.

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A Voluminous Midi Skirt
A voluminous midi skirt will never fail to add some drama to your silhouette, and are always a popular street style look during major fashion weeks. The added benefit of a voluminous midi skirt is that it can be dressed both up or down depending on what you wear it with, and can even be styled to make it suitable for a day at the office.

A Cropped Leather Jacket
Leather jackets are an investment piece that will end up being a go-to item in your wardrobe, as they are so incredibly versatile and will work with such a wide range of outfits. When paired with a feminine dress, a cropped leather jacket gives the look so much attitude, while pairing it with skinny pants and a tailored shirt will always be chic. If you are struggling to choose a color, black is always the safest bet, as this gives you the most choice when it comes to styling it with other garments.

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A Pencil Skirt and a Fuzzy Sweater
Pencil skirts are beautifully classy, and they are also the perfect canvas onto which designers can add statement details, which is why they are constantly being photographed by street style photographers. When a pencil skirt is paired with a fuzzy sweater, this creates a look of contrasts, but, when worn with some chic heels, the look is toned down quite a bit, and becomes much more wearable.

On-Trend Jeans
Jean trends are constantly changing, and street style fashion is often the best place to look when seeking out the hottest new jean styles. While jeans may not be that smart on their own, you can most definitely dress them up by picking the right elements for the rest of your outfit. From a tailored shirt and jacket to simple accessories to enhance the clean lines in your look, there is no denying just how versatile jeans are.

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Play with Silhouettes and Colors
Street style is all about taking chances and trying something new, so even if you do not own many specific street style pieces, it is still easy to incorporate the concept into your look. The majority of successful street style outfits tend to play with silhouettes quite a bit, creating dramatic and unusual shapes, and this is something that you can try with whatever you may already have in your wardrobe. You should also be brave when it comes to colorful clothing, making sure that at least some part of your outfit contains a striking, vibrant shade that really stands out.

Smart street style is all about having fun with your outfit, but refining it down at the same time. From pencil skirts to trendy jeans, these are all ideas that you can easily incorporate into your own style.

Western Styles That Are Loved Everywhere

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Clothing styles around the world have changed dramatically over the years for a variety of different reasons, and while most countries will still have their own traditional way of dressing, there is no denying the huge influence that Western fashion has had. Whether referred to as Westernization or globalization, each of these styles are now worn by people from all over the world.

Jeans
Worn by everyone from cowboys to presidents, jeans can be found in just about every country around the world. While they were first designed as workwear for those working on Western America’s farms and mines, their popularity quickly spread, and the Levi’s brand was soon formed. Thanks to Hollywood, people began to view jeans as a representation of a subversive counter-culture, and, during the war, this style was soon embraced by many other countries. Today, jeans are considered to be one of the most mainstream garments out there, but there is still plenty of experimentation happening in relation to style, cut, color and finish, making it extremely likely that this versatile item of clothing will stick around for many more years to come.

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Baseball Caps
Considering that baseball is a sport that the majority of the world do not play, or even watch, many find it surprising that the baseball cap is a style that is now globally loved. Originally designed to keep the sun out of baseball players’ eyes, as well as to help easily identify teams, the versatility of the baseball cap, as well as the huge marketing campaigns created by various sports brands, has helped to push this style into the forefront when it comes to the headgear worn around the world.

The Western Business Suit
Many do not realize that the Western business suit actually descended from the uniform worn by European army officers, and this is a style that is now worn by businessmen, and women, all over the planet, from Japan to Africa to Peru. In fact, Japan takes it one step further when it comes to special business or political occasions, and don morning coats and striped pants, which come from the styles worn by Edwardian diplomats hundreds of years ago in England. The suit has now become standard business attire for the majority of companies out there, but, just like with jeans, styles are always changing, refreshing and revitalizing the suit.

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Sneakers
While sneakers originally date all the way back to the rubber soled shoes worn in the late 18th century, they only became mass produced in 1917, and earned their name due to the way in which they were so quiet when people wore them. It was in 1924 that sneakers went global, thanks to the birth of the brand Adidas, which quickly became the most popular athletic shoe in the world. They became quite the fashion statement in the 1950’s, and in addition to being seen on the hottest sporting stars, they were also featured in hit movies.

Many blame globalization for the way in which the popularity of local traditional clothing around the world has declined, and this is true to some extent. However, although more and more people from different cultural backgrounds are now dressing in similar ways, embracing a number of Western styles, local and regional fashion trends are still set to continue, enabling individuals to add their own twist to each of these garment types.

The White Shirt

This spring, the classic white shirt will be making a huge comeback, and whether you opt for a simple style or a more high fashion, avant-garde interpretation of a white shirt, here are some ideas for the different ways that you can style it.

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With Denim
Along with white shirts, denim is another wardrobe staple, and there is little that you can’t match with a classic pair of jeans. When jeans are paired with a crisp white shirt, the look is always fresh, clean and elegant at the same time.

Underneath a Dress
If it is still too cold out to wear your favorite summer dresses, make the most of the versatility of a white shirt and wear one underneath your summer dress. You can do the same thing with your more formal evening dresses, dressing them down with a casual white shirt, thereby making them work for the daytime too.

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With a High Waisted Skirt
A crisp white shirt tucked into a high-waisted skirt is always a chic look, whether the skirt happens to be fitted and short or long and billowing. Finish your look off with a belt around your waist, drawing attention to this gorgeous silhouette that you have created.

With a Black Suit
When you need to dress for a more conventional work environment, a white shirt will always work well with a black suit. To give your look more personality, fold your shirt cuffs over your blazer, and add a bright pair of heels to give your black and white look a pop of color.

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Paired with Light Colors
When styling a white shirt, the majority choose to pair it with a garment of a darker color, giving an outfit some contrast. However, wearing a white shirt with pants or a skirt that are also light in color will give you a soft, but smart, angelic look.

As a Layer
There are plenty of chilly days in spring, meaning that you will still need to make use of layering techniques when styling your outfits. A white shirt is a great item to include as one of your layers, as the angled collar and comfortable material allow the shirt to stand out, even when hidden underneath another garment. Try wearing your shirt underneath a smart jumper for a more preppy look, or underneath a trench coat for some chic style.

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Tucked In
For a smart and tailored look, tuck your shirt into your pants or jeans, preferably a pair that are also well tailored. Pair this look with statement accessories to add in a bit of glam.

When it comes to wardrobe staples, the white shirt is probably one of the most versatile of them all, as it not only can be worn in so many different ways, but it also has the added benefit of being comfortable, while still flattering just about every body type. Whether you pair it with jeans for a classic but fresh look, or wear it underneath a floor-length dress for some high fashion style, a white shirt is an item that everybody should have in their wardrobe.

Arizona Style Files

While Arizona may not be known as a hotbed for fashion, this has slowly been changing in recent years. The vibe in Arizona is more laid-back and casual than many other states, but the people of Arizona are beginning to embrace unconventional styles, not being afraid to stand out from the crowd. The winter months can make it slightly more difficult to dress stylishly in Arizona, which is why OROGOLD has put together some Arizona Style Files, so that you can continue to embrace your inner fashionista throughout these colder months.

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Sunglasses are Essential
Arizona receives a massive amount of sunshine each year, meaning that sunglasses are essential almost each and every day. OROGOLD suggests having a couple of go-to pairs that will work with most of your outfits. When it comes to choosing sunglasses, it is important to understand the shape of your face, so that you can choose a style that will complement you the best. Those with rounder faces look best with oversized, angular frames, while those with an oval shaped face should opt for round or square frames, paying close attention to proportions.

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Denim will Always be Fashionable
In a laid-back state like Arizona, you can never go wrong with denim. Denim jeans are the most obvious choice, but you are likely to already have a few pairs in your wardrobe. A denim jacket is another fantastic option, and these are available in a wide range of colors, meaning that you don’t have to only be wearing blue. However, OROGOLD reminds you that if you do wear jeans and a denim jacket together, make sure that they are of different colors.

Woman wearing a white dress.

Simplicity is Key
While you may be more than happy to stand out from the crowd with an unconventional outfit, OROGOLD advises that you should still try to keep things relatively simple. A clean and crisp look is always going to look great, especially in a dry, desert environment. If you need to dress up for a daytime event, OROGOLD would recommend opting for a fitted white dress of an appropriate length, maybe with some lace detailing to give you even more of a feminine edge.

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The Classic Long-Sleeved Shirt
A collared, button-down, long-sleeved shirt will always look classy, and is a great option to wear when you aren’t sure what the weather is going to be like. To keep things casual, pair the shirt with a pair of jeans, or shorts on a warmer day, tucking half of the shirt in while leaving the other half to hang out. The fabric that the shirt is made from also makes a huge difference to the overall look, with thin stripes or a light print making it more fun rather than formal. To top it all off, you also have the option of rolling up your sleeves on a warmer day, or keeping them down if the weather is chilly.

If you have never visited Arizona before, it can often be difficult to know what to pack and what to wear. OROGOLD’s Arizona Style Files should help you out with this, ensuring that you always look fashionable while being able to stay comfortable.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.