Zippers has been taking over fashion for various purposes besides keeping things together. Here are some ways zippers are transforming fashion. Get inspired by these interesting ways zippers are being used to chic up your latest outfits.
So fierce !! We are loving this zipped up glove.
Bouchra Jarrar 2015 – Spring Collection. A beautiful night look with exposed zipper. FAB!
Alexander McQueen Zipper Biker Vest 2014. The zippers literally give a whole new chic look to this.
The Zipper Collar…very interesting how they used zippers for a more layered affect on the jacket’s collar.
We are loving everything about this outfit. From the color combo, to that beautiful pattern on the skirt, to the way they used the zipper to open and close the slit.
From chevron to stripes, we love all types of patterns at M&J Trimming! They immediately add interest and perk up plain pieces. From fashion to home decor, we’ve seen a lot of patterns take seasonal center stage and reign as the “it” pattern. But today’s we’re talking about a pattern that will always make a comeback: Greek key. Also known as the meander, this pattern features a repeating line motif that can add Mediterranean charm to any home.
This ornate door featuring Greek key is definitely the gateway to paradise. This Greek key runner is perfect for adding pizzazz to an already elegant stairway.
Recall the Greek Isles with a Greek key-tiled pool.
Even your tableware should rock a bit of Greek key. These blue and white teacups and saucers are so beautiful!
An easy way to add impact to a room is through a patterned rug, and this blue key carpet looks perfect!
When it comes to transitioning from summer style to fall fashion, the change doesn’t always have to involve buying an entirely new wardrobe! You can keep key summer pieces, and transform them into fabulous fall outfits. How? Strategic layering.
Don’t throw your shorts to the depths of your closet just yet! Pair them with a pair of tights and you have a chilly-weather alternative to pants. Make the top portion of your outfit scream fall with a flannel or chunky sweater.
The same rules apply for rompers too! Tights and a cardigan are all you need to make this look fall appropriate. Switching out sandal for booties is also an easy way to alter your seasonal style.
Don’t say goodbye to your maxi skirt or dress! Pair it with a leather jacket or sweater! Adding black accents or earthy neutrals help to tone down summer brights.
How do you transition your wardrobe from one season to the next?
At M&J we carry a diverse array of beautiful embroidered jacquard, and with good reason! Our intricately embroidered trims and ribbons can turn even the most basic items into elaborate pieces. We love using our jacquard ribbons to trim pillows, curtains and much more because we think embroidery is such a fun and unique decorative element! While mostly seen on pillows, embroidery can be used in many different ways, even as art!
If you’re a college-bound youth stressing about how to decorate your space, prepare to be worry-free! We’ve found some of the cutest dorms to inspire your style. Not only are they the perfect places to both study and relax, but they also prove that you don’t need a lot of space to make a cozy crash pad.
Mix and match pillows for fun pops of color against a neutral view.
Take your bed to great heights and utilize the space underneath for a secluded study spot.
Add greenery for a touch of natural, and pillows to make your bed a functioning couch!
Don’t forget the details! Photos and pieces from home will remind you of the good times and keep you from being homesick.
Add a sofa for guests. They’ll appreciate having a spot to sit, and it makes the room even more comfortable and inviting.
When birdhouse cages come into mind, do you think of outdoorsy decor? Well, we sure do. But we’ve found some pretty cool ways on how to use these cages in your home, minus the bird, and make them part of your indoor decor. Get inspired by some of the amazing ways these birdhouses are being used in the more non-traditional way.
These gothic themed birdhouses are beautiful! Gives your home a more vintage feel to it. The candles are a great touch, but you can also replace them with some roses and vines.
Pure birdhouse elegance! This is so serene and peaceful. I love how everything is beautifully put together.
So adorable! And a great source of storage too!
Great way to fill up some empty wall space. Love how they used the birdcage as a 3D portrait. So artistic!
Always misplacing your keys? Well, so do we! But these adorable birdhouse key holders should help.
As it starts to get mildly cooler, we’re prepping for one of our favorite fall activities, bike riding! Of course riding a bicycle is fun no matter what time of year it is, but there’s something inherently magical about riding during autumn. Stay on-trend with a denim midi skirt, and don’t forget to bring your playful pooch with you!
The perfect outfit for riding a bicycle is everything in this photo from the hat to the tips of her shoes!
This mid-length coat is the perfect length for a leisurely ride.
If you have a bike that pops, a neutral outfit will keep your prized mode of transportation in the spotlight!
This classic outfit will make you look picture perfect when paired with a beautiful cobalt bike!
Although we still have plenty of summer left, it’s never too early to start prepping for fall. An easy way to update your wardrobe for the upcoming season is to bring in stylish accessories. Check out some of our upcoming favorites! Pearls, often associated with preppy style, have gotten revamped. The simple string of pearls just won’t do! Expect to see accessories in abstract and modern shapes. You can DIY a similar style necklace to the Chanel above using rosary pearl chain!Say goodbye to shoulder bags this season! This year designers favored styles with shorter handles, and rectangular trunk bodies were especially popular.
Dress up your feet with embellished and accessorized footwear. From glitter to beading, shoes are shimmering and shining with every step!
Brooches are back, baby! An easy way to take your outfit from basic to statement-making, brooches are one of our favorite accessories. Especially when they’re covered in crystal.
This week we’ve been focusing on the use of rope and cord for decor almost exclusively, but there’s so much more to do with this type of trim! We took a look at some of our favorite ways to feature these elements in your outfit, and we think you’ll agree that when it comes to rope, the possibilities are plentiful!
This fall and winter metal hardware meets braided cotton for dynamic accessories with both texture and shine.
The perfect pair of sandals for summer, these Jimmy Choos are knotted in all the right ways.
A modern bag gets an earthy touch with rope handles.
Not only is this a chic statement necklace, it’s easy enough to make with these simple steps!
This backpack is perfect for a day at the beach and channeling those nautical vibes.
When it comes to design, fashion, and home decor; the word “coral” evokes a bold color that balances beautifully between red, orange and pink. But today we’re tackling the topic of coral, the living and breathing aquatic invertebrate responsible for some of the most beautiful abstract patterns found in natural. We prefer just to use these beauties as inspiration, as we think the real thing belongs in the sea. Check out some of our favorite iterations of this amazing creature that look like they were plucked right from the reef!