Fashion and Flair With Denim

Fashionable woman with denim jacket

Denim is a classic material, and while it used to be mainly used for just jeans, this adaptable fabric can now be found in just about every garment type possible. If you want to add some denim flair to your wardrobe, without purchasing yet another pair of jeans, a denim dress could be exactly what you need.

Simplicity is Key
While denim dress styles have evolved quite a bit over the decades, the current trend for denim dresses is veering towards simplicity. A flowing silhouette that just about skims the body is always a great option, as is a shirtdress that features a darker wash of denim.

Dress It Up
When it comes to denim dresses, one of the main problems that many have is that it can often look slightly too casual. However, it is actually quite easy to dress a denim dress up, as all you need are a few statement accessories. Whether you opt for shoulder-grazing earrings or a pair of killer heels, the accessories that you choose can really transform your whole outfit.

Woman in denim dress with bicycle

Cinch in the Waist
If your denim dress skims your figure, then there may be times at which you want to enhance your shape. This can easily be done by cinching in your waist, either with a skinny belt or a wider sash. This will give your look so much more definition, and will make your dress fit your body in a different way.

Denim Maxi Dresses
For those looking for something even more unique than a short denim dress, a denim maxi dress may be perfect for you. These usually tend to have quite a vintage vibe, so be sure to keep it modern with your shoes and other accessories.

A Harder Edge
Denim dresses are usually quite casual, but if you would like to give your look a bit more attitude, there are a couple of ways in which you can do this. Try pairing your denim dress with some combat boots, and even add in a leather jacket if you want it to be even more edgy.

Off-Shoulder
The off-shoulder trend has been hot for quite a while now, and shows no sign of slowing down. Opting for an off-shoulder denim dress is a great way to embrace this style, and will give your dress a gorgeous, flirty, feminine quality. If you do not want to show too much skin, tie a thin silk scarf around your neck, as this will keep your chest covered while highlighting your bare shoulders.

Happy waving woman in denim dress

Cool and Casual
There are many ways in which you can dress a denim dress up, but it is sometimes always best to wear it in a casual way. Try wearing your dress with a baseball cap and a pair of sneakers for a cool, down-to-earth look.

Denim is such a versatile material, which is why every woman should have a denim dress in her wardrobe. Whether you dress it up with high heels and a statement clutch bag, or go for a casual vibe with sneakers and a baseball cap, your denim dress will soon become your go-to item in your wardrobe.

Make Culottes a Wardrobe Staple

Woman with culottes

Culottes are making a comeback this season, and the summer months are the perfect time to give this style a try. For those of you who are not quite sure how to wear them, here are a few ideas on different ways in which you can style your culottes so that they will quickly become a wardrobe staple.

A Matching Top
Matching your culottes with your top will result in a sophisticated coordinated look, and is a great way to style your culottes so that they look smart and tailored. The actual colors that you choose are completely up to you, and you could opt for anything from soft pastels to matching prints.

Tuck in a Shirt
Culottes make the silhouette so much more interesting, and this is amplified if you wear them with a button down shirt that you tuck in. This really balances out the silhouette, and the shirt that you choose should depend on the occasion that you are dressing for. For formal events, try wearing a fitted shirt, perhaps with short sleeves, while casual occasions are a great excuse to wear a baggier shirt.

Woman matching culottes with sneakers

Pay Attention to Footwear
The majority of the culottes that you will see in fashion magazines will be paired with some high heels, but this is not the only footwear option that you have when it comes to styling culottes. If you are trying to go for a more casual look, wear your culottes with a pair of sneakers, as this can work for both day and night.

Keep it Simple
Culottes are a relatively bold item of clothing and make a bit of a statement, which is why you should generally try to keep the rest of your outfit quite simple. This not only applies to the color palette that you choose but also the accessories that you wear with the outfit.

Experiment with Proportions
As mentioned above, culottes add so much interest to a silhouette but keep in mind that everybody’s body shape is different, so you are likely to need to experiment with different looks before finding the best ways in which culottes can work for you. If you are put off by the voluminous nature of culottes, try pairing them with a fitted top that cinches in at the waist, as this will help to offset all of the extra volume below.

Woman with culottes on the way to work

Wearing Culottes to Work
If you have been looking for a way to mix up your work outfits, adding in a pair of culottes could be exactly what you need. This style is perfect for the office because while they are quite trendy, they are also chic enough to not draw too much attention. Wear your culottes with a pair of office-appropriate wedges, as well as a white blouse and black jacket, for a look that is perfect for a work day.

Culottes first became popular in Victorian England, as they gave women the opportunity to wear shorts, while still looking as though they were wearing a skirt, meaning that they could easily partake in activities such as horse riding or tennis, while still maintaining their modesty. Although this may not be your main reason for wearing them today, culottes are still extremely comfortable, and incredibly chic, so do give this item of clothing pride of place in your wardrobe.

Best Fabrics for Skin

Woman picking out a cotton tee

We’re used to a dizzying variety of fabrics in being used to make out clothing and each one of them seeming to have different instructions for care. This top needs to be washed in warm, but not too warm water while the bottom needs to be washed in cold water and hung out to line dry. One load of laundry can end up feeling like fifteen before you’re done. All of the fabrics do have their uses though. Not all of those fabrics are necessarily the best for your skin though. While we may be used to marathon clothes washing, We think you might want to consider going through your wardrobe and consider expanding the fabric types in particular directions. It should help simplify the washing and might even benefit your skin.

Cotton
Plain and simple cotton is one of the best things for your skin. It needs relatively little treatment to be used as clothing. It breathes. The fabric itself is highly versatile as the weave often determines how soft it feels and how durable it is. Cotton clothing is also simple to deal with when cleaning most of the time. People have used cotton for clothing for centuries for the very reason that it is so good at what it does. Remember that we’re talking about plain cotton clothing though. Cotton blends use synthetic fibers that get various treatments as part of the creation. The blend itself also has to be made to mesh well together. This isn’t necessarily bad for you, but those with more sensitive skin are likely to react in some cases.

Silk
Everyone knows about the luxury of silk as assuredly as they know of the versatility of cotton. Silk isn’t quite a visually durable as cotton can be due to the particular weaves it uses, but as a material it is often stronger. The issues with silk mainly come from snagging. However, it is dyed in an array of beautiful colors that not only take to the colors, but keep silk’s unique shine. The material is also luxuriously soft to the touch on skin. A part of what makes silk so good for your skin is the same thing that makes full cotton clothing good for your skin: it tends to be almost entirely natural. This makes it suitable for even the most sensitive skins. If you can’t take to a particular dye, then it is easy enough to avoid with without skipping the entire material.

Fleeces
Yes, infamously scratchy sweaters get made from wool, a fleece, but not all fleeces are made equally. What they all share in common is that they get sheared off of animals from the world over. Lots of names get applied to the individual fleeces though. Angora, cashmere, mohair, and just plain wool are all kinds of fleece. The exact texture tends to vary from species to species. Anyone who has touched cashmere and angora can vouch for how soft those are next to the infamous sweaters of legend. But even plain wool can be soft and warm given the right handling. The trick is finding fleece clothing that feels good to your skin and doesn’t cause any sort of reaction. You’ll then have comfortable, warm, and tasteful clothing to wear that won’t harm your skin.

Nature typically seems to provide good solutions for a lot of things. This is especially true when it comes to selecting materials that are kind to your skin. You should favor natural fabrics over synthetics if you’re truly dedicated to caring for your skin. Less processing means less of a chance for a bit of fabric to be exposed to potential reaction causing chemicals. There are plenty of nature fabrics out there that you can try as well. Some are like fleeces and others are made from unexpected plant sources like bamboo. Experiment, but keep Mother Nature in mind.

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.

Woman wearing a red colored trench coat in a spring background.

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.

Blonde girl in a pink top and pastel colored jeans.

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.

Beautiful girl wearing colorful clothes and sunglasses

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.

Update Your Wardrobe for Spring

Now that the dreary days of winter seem to be mostly behind us, it is time to begin thinking about updating your wardrobe, putting aside your cold weather go-to pieces for some new spring essentials. Luckily, many of the fashion trends this spring will make it easy to incorporate pieces that you are likely to already own, whilst others are classic looks that are worth investing in, as they are bound to find a long-term home in your wardrobe. OROGOLD Cosmetics helps you update your wardrobe for Spring.

cute denim dress

Denim
Almost everybody owns something made of denim, be it a pair of jeans or a jacket. This year, denim will be going upmarket, with many pieces featuring intricate stitching and other design details. If you are looking to add a new pair of jeans to your wardrobe, look for a high waist flared style, or even a boot-cut. For those who are fans of denim, now is the time to experiment with other denim garments, such as dresses, culottes and dungarees.

Flats
Women around the world could not have been happier when they saw that flat, comfortable shoes were once again on trend for this spring. Flat does not have to mean boring, and there are a whole range of styles out there, from loafers to brogues.

Beautiful woman riding a bicycle in a white checked shirt.

Shirts
There were such a variety of shirts seen on runways for this spring, from gingham to polo shirts. The checked pattern is always an easy one to incorporate into your look, and can be worn in a variety of ways. White is a color that will be popular this spring, and a crisp white shirt makes a beautifully understated impression. Choose one that has other interesting elements, such as lace, or a translucent fabric, to really stand out from the crowd.

The 70s
Another big trend this spring is the 70s, with many different looks that you can add to your wardrobe. From jewel-toned fringed shirts to chocolate suede, you can add a sense of the 70s to your style just from the fabrics that your clothes are made from. One great 70s inspired item is the pencil skirt, which can be worn during the day as well as dressed up at night. ORO GOLD recommends you to choose one that is made from high quality fabric and make sure you try sitting down in it before you buy it, as the fabric needs to flatter you no matter what you are doing.

Young woman in a trenchcoat

Trench Coats
Trench coats always seem to make their way back into the spotlight, mostly due to the way that designers can easily modernize them with different details and fabrics. A light trench coat is a great way to stay warm but stylish this spring, and you will find them in a variety of shades and prints. For something a little different, look for one that is made of a light and draping fabric, such as a silky wool, which you can wear over loose trousers for a luxurious yet relaxed evening look.

Spring is a great time of the year to add some new styles to your wardrobe, giving it a fresh burst of life just in time for the arrival of warmer weather. When buying new pieces, think about which ones would work well with items you already own, as well as what would work best on a daily basis when incorporated into your own personal style.