Throwback Fashion for Fall

It’s no surprise that history tends to repeat itself. This statement can be seen through the repetition of trends throughout many decades. Styles never fully go away and are recycled for a new generation. Recently, we have seen the re-emergence of trends from the 1990s such as chokers, overalls, slip dresses, and athletic wear as fashion. The decade that’s now having a resurgence of popularity in the 1970s. There are so many iconic trends that came about during this decade. Many people draw inspiration from these trends that arose during the ‘70s to create a retro mood for a modern look. I am a big fan of many trends from this decade and I am excited to see how they are returning for this upcoming fall. Below, you can see my take on a look from the 1970s.

To begin my 1970s look, I wanted to mix hippie and rocker aspects that were popular in this decade. I chose a coral tube top with a textured, floral pattern. Although billowy tunics were popular in the 1970s, tube tops were also a favorite for many women. The bright coral is reminiscent of the early ‘70s as muted, earthy tones became popular later in the decade. I wanted to give my look a modern update with a more subdued floral pattern instead of using the big prints that were typical of the ’70s. Next, I wanted to draw inspiration from the punk-rock subculture that was so influential to ‘70s fashion. I chose a studded leather jacket to give my look an edgier feel. This jacket contrasts with the carefree and hippie aspects of my outfit.

Additionally, I added wide-leg, chambray pants to my look. I believe these pants are the most representative piece to the 1970s. The high waistline and flare of the pants create an image that will make anyone instantly think of the decade. Also, the billowy pants contrast perfectly with the slim-fitting tube top. I opted for chambray pants instead of denim to have a lighter feel for fall. Finally, I slipped on a pair of blush mules to complete my look. In the 1970s, backless shoes with a chunky heel were frequently sported. Incorporating the blush color makes the shoe a favorite for 2017.

The styles of the 1970s are coming back in a big way. I am so excited to rock more of these ’70s trends for the fall!

 What are your favorite trends from the ‘70s? Let me know in the comments below!

How to Summer-Proof Your Makeup

What’s not to love about summer? I love this season because it is filled with warm weather, endless ice cream, cute outfits, and countless trips to the beach. People typically spend more time outside in the summer and do everything they can to soak up the sun. The summer heat is great for many things; however, it is not so great for your makeup. Hotter weather can cause your makeup to melt off and your morning masterpiece is ruined. Throughout my many years of experimenting with makeup products, I have found the best tips and perfect mix of affordable and higher-end products to help your look beat the heat.

1—Priming is Everything

A primer can take on many forms and is put on before any other makeup. Priming your makeup is the first step you can take to ensure that your makeup will last all day. Before priming your makeup, it is imperative that you moisturize! I apply my favorite primer, the Wet n Wild Photo Finish Primer before my foundation. This primer simultaneously softens my skin while leaving my skin looking matte. Not only do I put primer on before my foundation, I prime my eyelids before applying eyeshadow. No one wants melted eyeshadow and using primer helps it stay in place. To keep my eyeshadow looking fresh I use Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

2—Stick to Matte and Limit the Shimmer 

I have realized that a matte look withstands hot weather better than a shiny one. The first step to achieving a matte look is to use a matte foundation. I use Clinique’s Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup for the perfect matte finish that helps control breakouts. Additionally, using a bronzer with shimmer in it can defeat the purpose of creating a matte face. That is why I wear the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer. Next, I use the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette to create my matte eyeshadow look. I also love this palette because of how summery the colors are. Finally, matte lipsticks are known to last longer than glosses or cream finishes. Some of my favorites matte lipsticks include Kylie Jenner’s Velvet Liquid Lipstick, Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lip, and Wet n Wild’s Megalast Liquid Catsuit.

3—Set It, and Go! 

The last, and one of the most important steps in summer-proofing your makeup is to set it. First, I apply a finishing powder from Ulta all over my face to remove excess oil and make my foundation and bronzer appear more matte. Then, I spray Urban Decay’s De-Slick Setting Spray across different areas of my face to lock in my makeup. After my makeup look is complete, I carry a compact of finishing powder around with me in case my makeup needs some touching up. Your makeup is sure to survive the summer heat and you’re ready to go!

What are you favorite makeup products for the summer? Let me know in the comments below!

The Latest Trend That’s Really Working Out

I am someone who loves to look her best and wear cute, trendy outfits. However, I don’t always get to look my best when I need to get up early for a busy day ahead of me. On days like this, I’ll usually opt for more comfortable clothes. Traditionally, a more comfortable look has been frowned upon until the emergence of the athleisure trend.

Athleisure can be described as a casual form of dress that reflects an athletic lifestyle. This trend is very versatile because it allows for the wearer to be comfortable in workout gear while doing activities that may or may not involve exercise. You can choose a number of pieces to rock the trend such as leggings, joggers, jackets, graphic T-shirts, and workout tanks. Below, you can see my take on athleisure:

To start, I chose a white, cut-off tank top for the first piece of my outfit. I love this top because it’s a great shirt to wear for the gym or class. The distressed design of the top gives my look a trendy yet relaxed vibe. I paired the tank top with a black bomber jacket to make my outfit look sleek and chic. Also, adding a jacket over a typical workout outfit helps transform your look from the gym to everyday life. 

Next, I selected my favorite and most comfortable pair of gray leggings from Lululemon. The performance wear fabric makes the leggings functional while the pattern and color make them fashionable. For shoes, I picked a pair of black Steve Madden slip-on sneakers. Slip-on sneakers are very much on-trend this year and can give any outfit a sporty feel. Lastly, it is important that all components of an outfit coordinate. That is why I stuck with neutrals and dark colors for each piece of my look.

Athleisure has completely taken over the fashion world. The trend has caused inspiration for celebrities and many fashion brands. Athleisure’s functionality and the ability to be fashion-forward will allow this trend to last for a very long time.

If you love athleisure like I do, show me how you choose to wear the trend on social media. Make sure to tag @Cfashionista!