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GS Style Inspiration of the Day: ACollectedGentleman’s colorful ensemble is perfect for summer. He’s wearing a button down from Ralph Lauren, blue oxfords from Bass, and reddish orange chinos by Brooks Brothers. What do you think of his look? Vote here. 

Neon Attack: How to Pull It Off Without Jeopardizing Your Fashion

HELLO SUNSHINE, HELLO NEON.

It’s hard not to notice this trend every time you walk into any clothing store—mostly because a beaming surge of light enters your viewpoint. Neons are back in full force and this time around they are being paired in every way and in every shade possible.

What’s awesome about this trend is how vibrant summer fashion has shaped up to be; these hues offer another dimension when it comes to color blocking and add that definite “wow” factor to your fashion statement. For those that might be of the color-faint-hearted, remember a little splash of color goes a long way, so ease yourself into this trend. Perhaps an accessory or a scarf to begin?

And with every shade translated into a one of a kind piece, these colors are popping up in every form—if you want just a pop of color, try switching out your plain watch or boring bag for a pop of neon and see how it will transform your look. 

For more inspiration check out these websites and video tutorial that are destined to start your love affair this summer: Marie Claire, Style Sizzle, and How To Wear Neon Video

Xo

-Bre D’Alessio

Strap it up!

I don’t know about you but I am definitely counting down the minutes, hours, days till I get to lay on the beach in my bikini! Apart from the fact that I will be slaving in the gym until then, but that’s besides the point. Point is, what trends are you going to be donning down the beach this summer? As it is looking, its going to be all in the strap!

We got the one shoulder:

Just to keep things interesting try to spice up your swimsuit wardrobe with a little unexpected strap! Moving away from the trends of the past, this season straps are thicker and in a different color than the rest of your bikini.

And we have the more daring option:

It’s a little risque, but hey it’s summer so anything goes! With this trend its all about the string bikini! It’s a step up from the regular tie at the side bottom. The crazier the better with this one! Do not be afraid from anything too revealing becuase this one is best when worn with confidence!

A word to the wise with both these trends: not for everyday! The reason? tanlines! Wear them once a week or something the day you want to make that special statement! Rock these trends enjoy the beach and soak up the sun!

Love,

Farida xx

Summer Sweetness: Shine On This Summer In Your Most Coveted Necessity

With the passing of such a mild winter and unpredictable weather patterns we found ourselves facing from November to pretty much yesterday, I have a feeling people are going to be leaping into summer and are ready to discover the hottest trends for Summer ‘12. No matter size or preference, there is something out there for everyone—and with bold new colors, flattering cuts, and adorable patterns, we’ll be welcoming the ocean with open arms.

Color Me This:

We’ve been blinded with intense color palettes for our Spring wardrobes since February, feeling the warmth of color blocking, powerful hues, and stand out pieces. And next to an ultra sleek tan—who doesn’t want to stand out? Radiant colors play up your skin color and can still flatter your figure when used in styles with clean lines, since that isn’t overly distracting.

The Comeback Kid:

I am loving the fact that onesie pieces are making a comeback in all sorts of ways—no more worrying you’ll look the grandma on the beach. With the ushering in of such pieces as this collection from Marc Jacobs, onesies have all the reason to shine this year.  Not only are they extremely flattering to every shape and size, but they offer a playful take on the feminine figure and with such fitted styles, offer us a taste of 1950s classic appeal. Out with the stereotypical frumpy one piece and in with these super adorable ones!

A Pattern Appeal:

Don’t forget the power of print to add statement to your summer—there is a world of tie-dyes, animal prints, and polka dot pattern suits that are just right for the style diva who loves to be adventurous when choosing her ensemble for the beach.  I love the cascade of color when it comes to any tie-dye piece and am partial to the boho look of a more offbeat summer appeal—play around with different patterns until you find one that speaks to you and represents the drum from inside.  With little on during the heat of the day, it’s important to let the style goddess shine through even in your simplest pieces.

Happy Summer Sailing!

-Bre

Spring Break in STYLE: Tropics Edition

If a tropical location is your destination for spring break, Get Stylin’ has you covered for all your stylish, sunny essentials. Just because you’re wearing less clothing on the beach, doesn’t mean that you can’t make a fashion statement. Instead, the solution is simple: your bare necessities should be completely fabulous.  

Ray-Bans are incredibly trendy right now. Whether you go for the Wayfarer, Cat or Aviator style is up to you, but definitely splurge for the polarized option if you’re looking to invest in a solid pair of shades. 

Love a sun-kissed glow but don’t want the dangerous effects of UV rays? Try sunless tanner! The world of fake tanning seems quite ominous to most, but I’m a fake tan connoisseur, so I won’t lead you astray. Fake Bake Flawless is the best self-tanner for beginners. The application is super easy and the effect is completely gorgeous without being orange in appearance. Make sure to exfoliate prior to applying, and follow up with a good SPF before basking in the sun. You can find Fake Bake products at ULTA or on Amazon.com.

Of course, you’re going to want to show off your tan at some point, and coral is the perfect complimentary color for glowy skin. Plus, one pieces are SO in right now. Loving the belted waist too; the suit is really flattering. This is a bathing suit you can feel confident wearing! Pictured above is the "Sun Goddess" one-piece from Anthropologie

Nothing says “I’m on vacation” like a big, floppy hat. Floppy hats protect your face from harmful UV rays, so bigger is better in the case of floppy hats. Forever 21 has an excellent selection of these hats in every pattern imaginable (striped, polka dot, and even neon), for an affordable price.

 Where are you headed to for spring break? Let us know and be sure to share your style on Get Stylin’

Stay stylish, 

Grace; Grace & Beauty

GS Style Inspiration of the Day: Blancroses shows us her fabulous red romper, perfect for spring break or any warm weather event. Rompers are so fun and comfy; plus, they can be dressed up or down for every occasion. What do you think of her look? Vote here! 


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