Posts tagged Summer 2010

Summer 2010 Worst Trend

As the summer of 2010 comes to a beautiful close, I reflect on all of the successful fashion trends that were embraced. Jumpsuits made a glorious come back while harem pants made a splash that no one saw coming! I was recently looking at some other style blogs and I came across someone’s list of the worst trends this summer. I was blown away because everything the blogger listed, I loved! Printed pants? All for them! Ripped jeans? That should be the trademark of my generation! I admit there was one that I had never even heard of (rabbit ears!?), but other than that I found myself saying to myself “but I like that!”. There was only one I had to agree with… the boot sandal. Although I haven’t seen them in action very often, the few times I have has made me do a double take.

bootie sandal

Are they this years crocs? I don’t know if I would go that far. They don’t have the same cult following and they aren’t THAT ugly. But I would say, in my humble opinion, that the boot sandal is the worst summer 2010 trend. With that being said… they really aren’t all that terrible.. so that just goes to show that fashion trends had a good summer this year!

open toe bootie ankle sandals

open tow boot sandal

Summer Socks

Summer socks!  I love this trend…it’s chic, feminine and if worn properly, this look can be extremely modern.  We’ve seen this look on the runway at Christian Dior and Burberry, and we’ve also seen it on some of our favorite leading ladies.

Wearing socks with heels or wedges can be a little tricky though.  You need the right socks, the right shoes and the overall right “look.”  I’ve seen women trying to pull-off this trend, but usually it’s the socks that ruin the look.  You definitely need a thin sock (mesh, silk, or cashmere works best), in a neutral color, and be sure the sock hits a couple inches above the ankle.  Personally, I think a strappy, chunky heel looks best, especially wedges.  And as far as wardrobe goes, keep it simple…wear a basic top, wide leg denim, or a girlie sundress.

Here are a few of my favorite sock and heel looks for summer!

Since wearing the perfect sock is important this summer, check out Tabio, an online Japanese specialty sock store.  To put it simply, they have a large range of socks and tights…sheer, sparkly, ribbed thick and thin…you’ll definitely be able to find the best pair of socks to wear with your heels this summer!

Summer Shorts Can Be Sexy


Tap Shorts

Summer’s here and we bet you can’t wait to get some sun on your legs; however, you may be thinking, “I’m a little bored with jean shorts.”  Don’t fret, there are other options– try some tap shorts!  They’re fetching, light-weight, and can be dressed up or down effortlessly.  While they were originally used for dance or as an undergarment, they are now worn as outerwear, and come in silk, cotton, lace, etc.  Who knew lingerie could be so versatile?

For a daytime, casual look, try them with a white camisole and a jean jacket or cardigan, and for a nighttime and more sophisticated look, sport them with a blazer, black tights, and some Mary Jane heels.  Whichever you choose, you’ll look chic– these shorts are the perfect balance of sexy and simple.

Chloe Shorts, $295

Chloe tap shorts

Empire State Bottoms, $38

Anthropologie shorts

Sheer Excitement

Sheer Clothing Fashion Trend Summer 2010

Skimpy just got classy has this trend slinks its way into summer 2010 fashion. Sheer fabric is something that isn’t only all over the runway but invading your local mall as well. Sheer fabric is becoming wearable by young fashionistas and reigning style queens alike and it is due to its new attitude. Sheer fabric doesn’t have to be reserved for pole dancers and nightwalkers anymore has it shape-shifts into cute summer tank tops, gorgeous gowns, and sleek nightwear.

Celebrities and the Sheer Clothing Fashion Trend Summer 2010

So let’s just say that you’re not 5’10, 110 pounds, small chest… how can you pull this off? I have been wondering this same thing since this trend was first predicted (I am 5’1, 123lbs, and have quite a large chest). At first glance, this trend can seem unwearable outside of the red carpet and the runway but there are ways you can incorporate it into your summer wardrobe without worrying about looking too hoochie mama; keep it simple and clean. If you are wearing a revealing sheer top, make sure you have an adequate bra or camisole to fit your comfort needs. Don’t push it too far and save it for special occasions. If you have a bigger chest, I suggest staying away from anything too tight.

Always make sure that fit comes before following and what I mean by that is do not participate in a trend if it simply doesn’t fit you. But if you’re feeling saucy and are ready for a little excitement, try switching out your boring tank top for a lace American Apparel top. You’ll feel cooler inside and out.


What’s with the Frizz??

With the temperatures rising and humidity approaching that can bring one thing, frizzy, yucky hair days. If you’re like me with naturally curly hair and carry around a hair-band just in case, you’re probably wondering if there’s a better way around the mess. Well, I’ve learned that there is, so I’m going to test out a few things to hopefully put an end to this embarrassing frizzyness that’s been a reoccurrence all my life.

So, I’ve read that switching up a hair care routine is definitely a must, especially during the change of seasons. But, what’s the best product and how many products do I actually need to use? There are a multitude of hair products for frizzy hair but finding the right one for each unique head of hair can be a challenge. Also, in order to find the right one for you might require testing a few to see what works.

From my experience, Frizz-Ease Hair Surum  worked wonders for my hair. But, after a few days of using it I noticed a little build-up so I backed down and used it every other day or as needed. It’s easy to use and definitely cost effective, running about $10 per bottle.

Bumble and Bumble’s Deeep conditioner (yep, there’s an extra ‘e’ in there) is known for being one of the best products for frizzy hair and I like that it’s a once a week thing. Deep conditioning the hair once a week for about 20 minutes is a great way to get shiny manageable hair that is still, cost effective priced at about $22 per bottle.

Another product out there that will help eliminate the frizzies but is also great all year round is WEN by Chas Dean.

This isn’t like your ordinary shampoo experience; it doesn’t come with lather and the need for conditioner. It’s a 2-in-1 shampoo that supposedly adds richness to your hair. The cleansers are made with natural ingredients, and contain no sodium laurel sulfate or other damaging detergents found in shampoos. WEN not only cleanses your scalp and hair but it also moisturizes, soothes, strengthens and adds sheen. It doesn’t lather; rather, it creates smooth foam when mixed with water. Since it’s probably a good idea to switch hair care regimens, this could be an option worth trying since they offer a trial period of 60 days.

The Best Summer 2010 Trend: Jumpsuits and Rompers

The hot, sticky summer air usually calls for short shorts and tank tops to beat the heat. Wearing fewer clothes during this time is completely acceptable because being cool and comfortable is key. Some people (like myself) say that summer can be the least stylish season of the year because there are fewer opportunities to fashionably express oneself. One can only say so much in a sundress with sunglasses. But there has been a trend that has slowly come back from the golden days of disco and that is the jumpsuit.

Also known as the romper, the jumpsuit is usually a hit or miss piece. Some seasons, it is laughable, others it is cutting edge. Luckily this season the fashion big wigs are making the forecast that jumpsuits will be hot, which is great because they are not only cool looking but incredibly comfortable and convenient!

image of rompers from recession runways

Unlike a dress, which can also help beat the heat, there is no risk of a quick burst of wind causing your under regions to be expose.  It is a great piece to have when going on your summer travels because they’re light weight and in one piece. That’ll leave more room in the suitcase for other necessities like shoes and goodies you gather on during your travels.

Rompers and Jumpsuits for summer 2010

A jumpsuit can be dressed up or down. It can be left alone or kept company with of interesting accessories. It’s the jumpsuits versatility that makes it so desirable to have this summer.

Common Projects Spring 2010

Common Projects is a collaboration between designers Flavio Girolami and Prathan Poopat. Inspired by the lines and shapes of everyday objects, they design their shoes with a tailored approach while using the finest materials and techniques.

Common Projects Spring 2010 shoes are getting a lot of attention around the new colorways in their 5-Hole Slip On. The shoes are featured in three color tones for Spring and Summer, including white/yellow, white/red, and white/black. All feature the superb quality Common Projects has become synonymous for over the years.

Dana Lee Spring/Summer 2010

Dana Lee’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection is here, and May’s delivery is soft and yet still trendy enough to pair with jeans. Chambray shirts are offered in an eye-catching dip dye, and denim jackets and plain polos provide balance to a youthful ensemble. Everything is young, fresh, and simple at Dana Lee, and ready to get a wash of sunshine. Mainly pastels and basics here.

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