Paisley, florals and graphics patterns have the runways going CRAZY for head-to-toe prints! This trend isn’t like the mixed prints we talked about previously; this time around it’s all about rockin’ a single print on the top and bottom. The once fashion faux pas is now the new “do”. You know fashion rules “out with the old, in with the new”. No need to worry, unlike mixing prints the key to pulling this look off is all about keeping everything else minimal. All you need to set this trend off is a chic powerful statement print and you’re ready to go!
I know we all went buzzing when we spotted Beyonce’ court side rocking a head-to-toe geometric print. I appreciated this look so much because she didn’t tack on any unnecessary accessories, she let her print stand on its own because it was the focal point. That’s always important when styling, to remember what you want the focal point of your look to be. Rockin’ a coordinating print look with a sleek hairstyle like Rihanna, will add some much needed flare to your look.
If you’re not really into the print matching get-ups, then you can certainly wear the pieces separate and still be stylish but, if ever worn together you’ll have one dynamic duo! You can always sport a matching handbag or shoe together for quick tip to give your casual ensemble a boost. Since, I’m a plus size girl I always keep in mind my silhouette when purchasing head-to-toe looks. If you are top heavy, go with a looser top and vice versa if you’re bottom heavy. Prints can easily make your silhouette seem wider when wearing a coordinate fit.
Although the high-end designers have an inventory full of head-to-toe prints, this trend can be easily found at your local department store at an affordable price!
The natural beau, Solange Knowles, strikes a pose for the latest issue of Rika Magazine. Solange shows off her eclectic home all while lounging in some of her fiercest looks and funkiest prints. She’s the perfect muse to use while trying to mix prints, she has it down to a science!
Stylist: Jenke-Ahmed Tailly
Hair/Makeup: Nikki Helms/Munemi Imai
I know we all squealed over those personal pictures Beyonce’ released a few weeks ago. I’m not sure if you were like me and fell in love with those aztec cowboys boots….but I was DYING to know where I could find them. And seeing how this is BEYONCE’ we’re talking about, I figured that these boots were totally out of my league a.k.a my budget LOL
Well, I was wrong! Thank goodness for Team Glam-Aholic’s Adrienne for spotting these boots while out shopping at Von Maur!
Big Buddha Wayne Muliprint Western Boot $89
Get prepared to cap-off your Summer with a cap-toe shoe! Yes Glam-Aholics, the two–toned footwear that emerged from the classic Coco Chanel days has made a comeback (like everything else lol). In case you didn’t know, a cap-toe shoe is a different colored/textured material over the toe of the shoe. It’s the perfect chic upgrade for a timeless shoe. Already a fashion “it girl” favorite, the two-toned trend has been spotted on the red carpet, photo shoots and even courtside.
What I dig most about this trend is that it comes in a variety of styles to choose from and in a variation of shoe silhouettes. No matter what shoe style you’re into, there’s a cap-toe to fit your ensemble. And if you’re thinking like I’m thinking, you’re worried about if this shoe can be transitioned into the Fall season. And, my answer is yes! The cap-toe’s style is so subtle, I’m 100% sure it’ll carry into Fall. You won’t even have to break the bank for this look either, available at high-in boutiques to our favorite budget shops. It’s definitely one trend that works for every age and budget!
The footwear adds a Hollywood flare to any look your pair them with. Since I live, eat and breath shoes…I would make my cap-toe the star of my outfit. No matter what the occasion, I would pair them with my wardrobe essentials. Kim Kardashian and her stylist Monica Rose are firm believers of this method. Kim is without a doubt addicted to her cap-toe pumps and no matter what look she’s rockin’ or where she’s going, her shoes transition from day to night.
Okay, I’m convinced! This might be the most sought out trend of the season. I can’t help but to obsessed over these shoes as I write this post. I’m so ready to make my way to the nearest shoe department to purchase my very own pair LOL! This is one hot style that my soles are itching to get into!
God bless America…and our closets lol! The statement piece of our country is showing up EVERY WHERE. Not just in style for the month of July to celebrate our independence, but now to celebrate style! Showing up on everything from scarves to shoes to dresses, this trend is taking over. It’s SO easy to rock, what better way to pair it than with any shade of denim and a red lip, like Rihanna. Or go completely on the opposite end of the spectrum and rock it with another popping trend and mix your prints like Solange. No matter how you rock it, just do it well and make me proud lol!
This is certainly a trend that everyone can afford. I’ve seen the American Flag print everywhere from Target to Forever 21. Go all out like Katy Perry and do an entire American Flag dress, I would suggest to keep everything else in that look kinda simple. Wearing the red, white and blue stars and stripes may be a bit overwhelming if you were to add anything extra. Simple pieces such as a tank top or a scarf to adorn your neck, could be the addition needed to set off an entire look.
Whether we were kids or just in the mood to honor our country, we’ve all had a piece of the American Flag in our wardrobe…now let’s rock it with style!
Who’s ready to go shopping?! We know, we are also! Let’s see what this Spring has in store for us, with some of the season’s biggest trends…
Last season color-blocking took center stage and it’s not ready to take an exit just yet! This Spring, it’s all about pairing different bold hues together. Use the same recipe as you would for color-blocking, this time we’re gonna master this trend by accessorizing your bold look with brighter shades of pieces, shoes and bags.
The striking peplum, a flared ruffle added to the waistline, is making a comeback this Spring. The peplum instantly adds glamour, while slimming your waist and accentuating your curves. This flouncy silhouette will take you from the office to dinner while adding a little volume!
A crisp white suit is a classic Spring favorite. If you’re looking to make a splash this season, then rocking a white suit is the way to go. It’s so subtle, but still makes a MAJOR impact. Make a statement by breaking up your all white suit with a printed shoe or handbag. We love Kim Kardashian’s retro take on the trend!
Florals are brighter than ever for Spring! And don’t forget about mixing clashing prints together for a more daring look. If a head to toe floral look is too much for you, opt for a floral blouse with a pair denim jeans or trousers as a safe route.
The super comfy slouch pants are the go-to trousers this season. Slouch pants are the perfect day-to-night piece. Sporty yet sexy, for those can play both sides very well! Not to me confused with those made famous by MC Hammer, these balance out your shape in a very flattering way. Pair with a fitted top to smooth it out for a classic silhouette.
The 70’s hippie knit is back and popping up in stores everywhere just in time for Spring! A crochet knit is an essential getaway piece to pair over a bikini or fitted tank. Nail this trend in curve hugging crochet dress for a strong and sexy look.
Are you Glam-Aholics ready for spring shopping? #ConfessYourGlam
Go ahead, show off a little thigh! Yes, that’s right, Glam-Aholics show off those sexy stems this spring! In an alluring high slit gown or skirt, it’s easy to attract everyone’s attention. While showcasing a fly pair of sky high heels or cute sandals, neither size nor height matters when flashing your legs! Not only is this trend for the nightlife, this revealing skirt is just the right touch for an easy breezy Spring fit. Rihanna shows us the perfect way to transition this piece from the red carpet to the side walk…
High splits give you the illusion of longer legs and flatters your silhouette. Make sure you oil up those thighs and legs to create a natural glow! Although a high split can be sophisticated and sexy, I would still leave a little to the imagination by not letting the slit go pass your thighs…
Although many of us will not be walking the red carpet anytime soon, this look can work for us in a casual way. On the beach, a great “date night” look with a pair of wedges or if you’re just feeling a little sexy…show a little leg! Showing a little leg can go a long way lol!
Whether short or tall, we can all rock this trend. Putting the spotlight on your legs is the perfect showcase for your body and most importantly your style!
Now is the time of year us fashion enthusiasts love! We get to take a look back at another wonderful year and highlight some of our favorite looks. With 2012 a few days away, we find ourselves both sad to see another great year in fashion come to an end but extremely excited about what’s in store for 2012!! Although picking just 10 looks didn’t come easy, we searched though our image archives for several days, nail biting before making our final selection. So without further ado, in no particular order… let the countdown begin!
Now let’s get ready for the new trends & looks of 2012!
@GlamaholicLife & @arjaunjubri
WHAT I’M WEARING NOW: The pants are DVF, which I wear a lot because it’s easy and comfortable. I love my bright yellow J. Crew sweater. The jewelry is Lia Sophia. The shoes are Alexander Wang. I play around with metallic shoes when I wear prints. It breaks up the busy-ness, and pops.
STYLE CREDO: I definitely gravitate toward prints and color. I love to play with prints on prints, but I try to have a good instinct about what to match. Like, if I have a Pendleton print, mixing that with a tribal African print will give off National Geographic-gone-bad vibes. So if I wear an ethnic print, I contrast it with a bright top, or maybe stripes. Yellow is my absolute favorite color to wear. I also love hot pink. When I match my prints with those colors, I feel it’s a “me” outfit.
STYLE INSPIRATION: Diana Ross is the quite obvious one. If you look at pictures of her in the ’60s, ’70s, through the ’80s, she embodied everything about that era in such a timeless way. Her hair is a whole other conversation! And seeing photos of my mother from the ’60s and ’70s, she was a total rebel with her style. She had extremely fine hair and washed it with detergent to coarsen it up and had this amazing Afro.
RECENT PURCHASES: I’m not a huge jacket girl because I grew up in Texas where we wear Daisy Dukes on Christmas. Then I lived in L.A. Having just moved here, I am understanding the importance of a real jacket. I bought a black Helmut Lang blazer and three coats from J. Crew. Now I’m moving on to walking shoes.
Credit: Samantha Rapp for The New York Times
I love her.
The strong, bold and striking color red is blazing hot all over the red carpets, magazine spreads and runways! This fierce color looks great when partnered with prints, navy and camel. It’s kinda like mixing hot and cold to create a warm color palette and a wonderful outfit. Turn heads and make a statement in an all red look from head to toe, like Kerry Washington! Who said wearing red on the carpet was a crime? Kerry for sure made that “don’t” a “do” lol! Scared to walk on the bright side? Try pairing a neutral with a red, to tone it down so that you won’t feel overwhelmed with the color. Auntie June and Chanel Iman, went this route by pairing their bold cocktail dresses with nude platforms.
The 3 K’s shows how to rock the color 3 different ways. Kourt completely covered in red, Kim mixing the shade with a neutral pump and Khloe rocking it out with animal print and denim. The different styles that you can achieve with the color red are endless..
If red isn’t your color, give raspberry or burgundy a try instead! Solange and Emmanuelle Chriqui look retro chic in their burgundy trousers…
Confess Your Glam, are you a fan of the color red in your wardrobe?