Five Must-Have Memorial Day Fashion Picks

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Memorial day is just around the corner, along with the three-day weekend that this brings. No matter what your plans for the holiday may be, here are five must-have fashion picks that promise to inject a dose of serious style into your weekend.

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A Printed Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses are always a go-to item in the spring and summer months and are able to flatter just about every body shape. While there is nothing wrong with choosing a dress in a solid color, a bold print will never fail to brighten up your day, while giving your outfit a strong focal point. Try to find a dress that is made from a lightweight material, with comfortable and secure straps and sleeves, as this makes it more versatile, and means that you will not have to worry about accidentally showing too much skin if there is a breeze in the air.

A Wide-Legged Jumpsuit
A wide-legged jumpsuit, in a neutral color, is a great piece to have for Memorial Day, as it can easily be taken from day into night. Whether you dress it down with some flip flops and daytime accessories or dress it up with a pair of stylish heels, this is a garment that will give you plenty of freedom to move around in, making it perfect for everything from a day of sightseeing to a night of dancing.

Sandals

Comfortable Sandals
No matter what you may have planned for the weekend, it is likely that there will be quite a bit of walking involved, which is why your footwear needs to be comfortable yet fashionable at the same time. Sandals are ideal for the warmer weather, but, if you plan on spending your weekend around the beach or pool, make sure that they can hold up to the water. A low heel, as well as good arch support and a cushioned footbed, may be necessary if you plan on staying active, so make sure that you take all of your plans into consideration before choosing a style.

A Chambray Button Down Shirt
If the weather forecast for Memorial Day weekend is warm and humid, then you will likely not need a jacket or sweatshirt. Instead, opt for a chambray button-down shirt, as this can be worn on its own, or as outerwear to give you a bit of extra coverage and warmth.

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A Leather Backpack
Backpacks are bang on trend for this season, and, unlike many of the other accessory trends you have likely experienced, this one is extremely practical too. Rather than opting for a cool tote to cart your belongings around in this Memorial Day, go for a chic and durable leather backpack instead.

Long weekends do not come around very often, so you are likely to want to enjoy your time rather than worrying about what to wear. By planning all of your Memorial Day outfits in advance, you will be all set when the weekend arrives to simply kick back, unwind, and make the most of the three days.

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.

Woman in printed pants

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.

Celebrity Inspired New Year’s Style

Celebrities have direct access to some of the most talented designers and stylists around, so it only makes sense to turn to them when we need some extra style inspiration. To help you to plan your look for new year’s eve, OROGOLD has put together a few different styles that have been inspired by some of our favorite celebrities.

Kate Moss

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Kate Moss
Kate Moss never fails to look glam at every occasion, and she also understands exactly what needs to be worn in order to stand out from the crowd. If you are heading to a party where you know many of the women will be dressed in classic black, OROGOLD suggests taking a page from Kate Moss’ book and going for a sleek all-white number instead. If you want to step away from wearing a dress, Kate Moss also frequently rocks a stylish jumpsuit that, while more practical than a dress, still manages to exude the same amount of sex appeal.

Rihanna

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Rihanna
When it comes to sparkly but casual, Rihanna is the celebrity to look to. If a sparkly sequinned dress is not something you feel comfortable wearing, but you still like the idea of the sparkle, channel Rihanna by opting for one of her signature sparkly crop tops. Rihanna usually pairs this with a pair of rolled up boyfriend jeans and some block heels, resulting in a stand-out party look that is still extremely down to earth.

Kate Botsworth

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Kate Bosworth
Kate Bosworth loves 60’s style shift dresses, and this is a great look to wear on new year’s. OROGOLD suggests pairing your mini shift dress with some biker boots and tousled hair. A printed shift dress is also a fun option, or you could also opt for some unique accessories to liven your look up. While bare legs always look fantastic with this look, if you are going to be spending time outdoors in the cold, OROGOLD would also suggest wearing a pair of classic black tights.

Kate Beckingsale

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Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale has many looks that OROGOLD loves, but there is one hairstyle in particular that we feel would be well-suited to new year’s eve. If you know that you will be spending the majority of the night deep within a crowd or rocking it out on a dance floor, a high pony is a sleek and stylish way to keep your hair neat and tidy. For an added touch of glam, use a curling iron to gently curl the end of your pony, allowing it to flick outwards, giving your look some extra body.

When it comes to dressing up for a special occasion, celebrities are the ideal people to turn to. From Kate Moss’ sleek white gown amongst a sea of little black dresses, to Rihanna’s perfect combination of low-key with sparkle to a new year’s hairstyle that looks glam but is so practical at the same time, these celebrity looks are all easy to borrow from if you need some inspiration for new year’s eve.