Bohemian Fringe Inspiration

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Spring is here which means that those tightly bundled clothes you’ve wrapped yourself in over the winter are going back into storage to make way for the wonderful billowy styles of spring and summer. One trademark feature of this style is fringe, a staple in all hippy-inspired clothing. Check out our favorite ways to wear it!

Fringe Ankle Boots and Bag
Fringe Boots from EtsyAdding fringe to your footwear or handbag is an easy way to throw bohemian flair into your wardrobe.

Free People Fringe Harness

Leather Jacket with FringeClothing with fringe makes for an interesting layering piece. It adds movement and fun to any outfit!

Ombre Fringe Necklace

Who says fringe has to be made with suede or leather? Take a look at this handmade necklace featuring a twisted cord fringe! And is that a little ombre we see? This is the perfect statement necklace for spring and summer.

How will you be rocking this trend?

Trend Alert: Modern Metallics

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This spring metallics took over the runways! From copper to silver, each striking shade showed up in a different style. See some of our favorite runway iterations of this dazzling trend below!

Versace Spring 2014 Metallic Silver Dress

This silver dress from Versace looks as slick and slinky as a mermaid tail! This gorgeous dress highlights the versatility of the this trend. Metallics can be modern, fantastic, feminine, or masculine.

Givenchy Spring 2014

Givenchy made metallics their own in 2014 by using them on bold and geometric pieces. The unusual shades helped add interest to the mix.

Valentin Yudashkin Spring 2014

The metallic looks at Valentin Yudashkin Spring 2014 did not fail to impress with their intricate filigree shapes balanced by looser flowing skirts.

Proenza Schouler Spring 2014 Metal Corset

 

Did you ever think you’d see a copper crop top? If a cropped metal breastplate has always been a fashion wish of yours, look no further than Proenza Schouler. Wearing a statement piece like this will instantly give you the skills to command a French army, or at least the confidence of Joan of Arc.

Dries van Noten White Dress with Gold Details

This dress from Dries van Noten introduces hits of gold throughout the collection. This unique white dress gets the Midas touch with ruffled accents.

This spring metallics aren’t just for jewelry. How will you be rocking this gilded trend?

Floral Decor Inspiration

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For the past few days we’ve been talking about how to integrate florals into your spring wardrobe, but what about you home decor? Flowers are the ultimate bachelorette pad pattern. They’re feminine, romantic and so beautiful. It’s easy to add florals to your home, especially when the elements to make DIY floral decor are 15% off! Check out these inspirational photos, and then head onto our Floral Shop and get your DIY supplies!

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This flower wall is a real attention-grabber. The rest of the decor is minimal because the wall packs such a punch.

Green Floral Wallpaper in Bathroom

Make a statement with beautiful wallpaper. This green wallpaper is in a color that’s calming and has a really luxurious feel.

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If you’re allergic to huge prints and bold patterns, add flowers in small doses; a rose on your pillow, a sunflower on your mug.

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You can DIY these botanical soap dispensers are a great way to make your kitchen or bathroom bloom!

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We love the look of beautiful bright florals in the bedroom, it’s like sleeping on a bed of flowers! Without the bugs and dirt.

How to Add Florals to Your Warm-Weather Accessories

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Sometimes your old accessories need a little upgrade. Make your warm-weather items bloom just in time for spring by adding fun floral trim!

Umbrella

Flower by the Yard 1 1/4″, Large Rosette by the Yard

Glue flower trim to the edge of your umbrella for an easy rainy day pick-me-up!

Sunglasses

1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim

Cut individual flowers from our 1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim and glue them onto the top of a pair of sunglasses.

Fedora

95mm Iron-On Embroidered Rose Trim

Skip the boring black band on the fedora, and go with something fun and floral! Just detach the black band, and glue the floral trim down with E6000!

Foray Into Floral Accessories

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Florals are big this spring, but sometimes the best outfits embrace trends subtly. Try these floral accessories on for size if you like to test-drive trends without the commitment of an entire outfit.

Flower Hair Comb from Etsy

Spring is the most popular time for weddings, and this flower hair comb is the ideal addition to any formal hairstyle. It’s garden party perfect!

Floral Bag and Shoes

Flower look better when mixed together, hence the invention of bouquets. But the same goes for fashion! Don’t be scared to mix floral prints, especially when the canvas is as small as an accessory piece.

Floral Rings and Bracelets

Stack those buds on your tips and wrists for a bohemian bouquet of jewelry.

Flowers on a Hat

We love this fun hat from Fashion Week! It’s whimsical, really beautiful, and easily DIY-able.

Pink and Purple Floral Umbrella

April showers bring April flowers! This beautiful floral umbrella will cheer up even the gloomiest rainy day.

Fashion Illustration Inspiration

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Runway shows and photos are a beautiful way to enjoy fashion. Fashion illustrations, on the other hand, are an entirely different way to absorb fashion that allow for even more creativity and interpretation.

Fifi Lapin in Victoria Beckham

If you’ve never checked out the blog of Fifi Lapin, go now.  Fifi Lapin is the most fashionable bunny this side of anywhere, and she documents her outfits on the blog. It’s cute. It’s couture. It’s basically the best way to start your day.

Garance Fashion Illustration

Even if you don’t speak French, Garance features the most beautiful line-drawn fashion illustrations. And if a photo is worth a thousand words, then these illustrations are worth two thousand French ones.

Paper Fashion Dream Dresses

 

Paper Fashion features beautiful watercolor illustrations that often use elements like sequins, rhinestones and glitter. So basically everything we love.

Birdy & Me Illustration for Harper's Bazaar

Birdy & Me has some of the most realistic fashion images that mix graphite pencil drawings and bold pops of color

Sabine Pieper

We couldn’t make a list of our favorite illustrations without including Sabine Pieper! Having worked with the top brands in the fashion industry, she knows a thing or two about style. The images are high-contrast and high-drama, making them a powerful and evocative way to present designer styles.

M&J Fashion Sketchpad

Do you want to get into the world of fashion illustration? We know where to start! Our Fashion Sketchpad is the perfect way to practice your drawing, even if you aren’t a fashion student or designer!

Color Story: Mint

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Spring is only days away, and frankly we cannot wait! One color that comes to mind when thinking of the transition from winter to spring is a cool hue that has been popular for the last few years. It’s refreshing and springy, with a name that might give you chills. We’re talking about mint green of course! Here are some of our favorite examples of this gorgeous cool green.

Mint Green Dress with Embellished Back

Mint Green Bridesmaid Dress with Pink Bouquet

Mint green is the perfect color to wear to a formal outdoor event like a wedding! It’s a fun color that looks great on a lot of people, and really draws in the beauty of the season too!

Mint Green Doorway

Mint Green Drawers

Mint is a beautiful and unique color that can add interest to any room without being overpowering. It adds a pop without being distracting.

Mint Green Bathroom
That’s probably why so many people use this color in bedrooms and bathrooms. It’s a nice change from white, and evokes relaxation and calm.

Mint Statement Necklace

It’s also hugely popular for statement jewelry. Mint lends itself to great color pairings, and looks so beautiful with colors like coral and lavender.

How will you be wearing this color this season?

Upcycled Belt DIY Roundup

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Have a few old belts lying around, and like your decor to have a slightly masculine and rustic aesthetic? Check out these DIYs using upcycled belts!

Design Sponge Leather Wood ShelfThis shelf from Design Sponge is so cool! It just goes to show you that the elements you DIY with don’t have to match to create an awesome DIY!

Belted Chair This chair using old belts from Apartment Therapy has a beautiful vintage vibe. Adding one or two colored belts to the mix can really liven up the look!

0729095f1b170acc967427a752ff9a6bThis DIY flower pot made of belts mixes feminine and masculine, making it a fantastic centerpiece for casual dinner parties.  Just wrap belts around a hurricane vase, and then add flowers. So simple!

Birch End Table

Looking for a rustic end table? Use cut birches, and wrap a belt around them. You can use different types wood, or bungee cords for a different style.

DIY Bulletin Board

 This cool bulletin board from Poppy Talk is a great way to re-use old skinny belts.

How will YOU reuse your belts?

Bold Bow Inspiration

Bows are a beautiful thing in fashion because they can instill personality into any outfit. They can be glamorous, playful, classic and chic! Check out some of our favorite ways to rock this stylish knot.

Big Black Bow Headband

This beautiful big bow is chic, and runway-ready. Would you try to pull this look off, or leave it to the more adventurous?

Black Shoes with Bows

Bows and shoes are a match made in heaven. The addition of a dramatic black bow on an otherwise simple pump makes this shoe a standout.

Straw Hat With Blue Bow

This classic look is girly and sweet. We love the pop of color this playful bow provides!

Bow Sweater from Sincerely Kinsey

Bows can also be rustic and instilled with a vintage vibe. Check out this awesome sweatshirt DIY from Sincerely Kinsey!

Bow Necklace from Brown Paper Packages

We love the elegance of this satin bow paired with a classic string of pearls.

Studded Belt from Love Maegan

Bows can also add a sassy edge to basic outfits! This belt from Love Maegan brings a punky-twist to a basic ensemble.

Trend Alert: Ice Ice Baby

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While the weather is starting to warm up, there’s one aspect of this winter that we’ll be holding onto through spring. We’re talking about icy cool-toned pastels!

Blue Burberry SS 2014 Embellished Skirt

We’ve already professed our love for Burberry’s 2014 Spring and Summer collections, but we’re going to go there again. Pastels + embellishments = our kind of party. Check out our Burberry-inspired DIY if you love this look as much as we do!

Prabal Gurung Lilac Dress SS 2014

A lot of the looks at Prabal Gurung embraced this icy aesthetic with shimmering satin fabrics in pretty, polished colors.

Modern Pastel Floral John GallianoThe looks at John Galliano offered a new spin to the classic pastel. Gone are the days that pastels are reserved for delicate spring florals and Easter Sunday dresses! The new pastel is modern, edgy and refreshing.

Backstage DKNY SS2014

The ladies at DKNY looked radiant in orchid. Pantone puns aside, this year’s Color of the Year fell into pastel territory, and other hues seemed to follow suit.

Mulberry Pastel Blue Bag SS2014

If wearing pastels head to toe isn’t working for you, take the accessory approach. Sneak it into your style via bags, shoes or sunglasses. It worked for neon two summers ago, right?

Are you going to try out the pastel trend, or are these icy hues too cool for you?