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Spring Fashion From the Runway

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2014 Spring Fashion Trends-Pastels

Spring 2014 Trends Straight from the Runways

Pretty Pastels

A rainbow of soft springtime shades could be found throughout the collections. What makes the pastels so awesome? You can pick your most-flattering color and wear it with whatever silhouette flatters (and excites) you. From a minty-green board-shorts suit to a sexy-CEO lilac dress to sporty baby blue bombers, the sky’s the limit on how pastel-happy you want to get.

You’ll also find Boxy, Cropped Jackets this yearBoxy Jackets the hottest 2014 trend

Yes, your fall wardrobe-staple jacket will still serve you well in the spring, but think about adding one of these non-moto jackets to your layering arsenal. The boxy, cropped silhouette can come in a plethora of prints and textures to pair easily with a fit-and-flare or body-con dress, tailored trousers, office-ready skirts, and (of course) your go-to jeans.

Contrast-Collar Button-Downs

2014 Spring Fashion StylesThe crisp, menswear-inspired dress shirt enjoys a makeover with inventively cool, contrasting color and/or textured collars and cuffs. This elevated wardrobe essential is perfect for sneakily kicking up your work outfit.

Wide-Leg Trousers2014 Wide-Legged Fashion Trends

Easy to wear and ultra-chic, billowy wide-leg trousers made a huge showing on the spring runways. I know what you’re thinking…and, no, this trend isn’t just for six-foot-tall supermodels, I swear. Just look for a pair that’s leaner on the flare and higher-waisted to elongate your frame.

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Men’s Fashion and Sense of Style

Helix Vintage Look Sneakers

Men are not like women when it comes to fashion sense. They do not really go for the fashionable in as much as they prefer to have comfortable clothes that suit their personality and goals for the day. Women, on the other hand, must project beauty and grace with everything that they wear. Indeed, they can even sometimes sacrifice comfort in exchange for good looks. Men have no such burden. If it is comfortable and if it is socially acceptable, then it can be worn in public.

However, this does not imply that men lack a sense of fashion. This is, as a matter of fact, far from the truth. Men are just as fashionable as women; it is just that the difference is worlds apart. Generally, men can go out with minimum attire like tees, trousers, and the occasional hoodies. However, in select occasions, men can wear more fashionable attires. The idea with the fashion preference of men is primarily anchored on comfort Men's Dress Shirtand practicality: the fewer and lighter that one will wear, the fewer and lighter will be the laundry. Of course, this includes the minimal cost of the clothing.

Media has changed the way people think. This includes the fact that men are also influenced by the media with regards to the idea of fashion and style. Basically, most of the styles in a specific region of the world are affected by the media stars that they idolize. For instance, in South Korea, K-Pop groups have more radical western influenced formal attires that are also largely useable even in informal settings. The appearance of such attires has sparked a national frenzy dominated by young men trying to get hold of similar fashion styles.

In other parts of the Western hemisphere, the fashion sense is more simple and straightforward. Men in this part of the world are still thoughtful of the practicality in the style, as well as the inherent comfort that is expected in the things that we wear. That being said, sweaters have long been recognized as a typical part of men’s everyday style. Sweaters do look neat, and they give a great deal of comfort to the body given the cold climate that we are having.

While a few go after expensive attires, the greater majority prefer less expensive alternatives. Indeed, one can still be fashionable and timely without necessarily burning off his pockets. There are a lot of online stores which sell fashionable items for men. There are some shops that sell vintage goods which are coming back to the limelight, thanks to their comeback in the mainstream media.  

There is no doubt that men want to try these things themselves and be a part of the mainstream individuals. Fortunately, there are online shops which sell these goods and attires at extremely low prices. For instance, gone-tomorrow.com is rightfully named because the goods we sell are often times bought on the same day they are seen by our customers. Why? Basically, they really are both fashionable and extremely cheap. And if you don’t think they’re cheap enough, you can always take advantage of their “Name Your Price Sale”, and do just that!

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Let’s Talk Vintage Clothing

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Basically, vintage clothing, a term referring to old-fashioned clothing, can make one highly conspicuous in a crowd. With all the peeps wearing modern and ultramodern clothing, one would indeed be noticed if she wears 1960’s clothes. For many who prefer vintage clothes, it is a statement – an expression of both style and soul. For others, it is simply an effort to be unique and to be different.

But, there seems to be a popular misunderstanding or misconception with the meaning of the term vintage clothes. A lot of people are confused with vintage clothing and antique clothing. Well, is there really a difference between the two? There is a big difference, as a matter of fact. When we speak of vintage clothing we are talking about those which came to existence and became popular during the 1960s up to the 1980s. On the other hand, antique clothing is the popular clothing which came to being during the 1920s and earlier. Basically, we wear antique clothing during costume parties – we do not necessarily wear one in order to show affluence or to make fashion statement.

What are the things that you need to watch out for when buying vintage apparel? There are a lot of factors and considerations that must be thought of carefully prior to your buying spree. First of all, you must know where to buy the vintage goods. There are a lot of shops in malls that sell attractive vintage clothing. These are pretty irresistible shops because of their impressive displays. However, buying at malls may not be entirely a good idea; mainly because they’re more costly – significantly more costly than those which can be bought in smaller shops outside the malls. As a matter of fact, you will be able to get your vintage clothing and apparel at online vintage stores and you will be able to get handsome deals online.

You have to be fashion-conscious when buying vintage. Just because the item is vintage, doesn’t mean it will make the statement you want it to make. Take for example some of the clothing from the 1970’s. Polyester, elastic waist, pull up pants?  Yuck! The best way to wear vintage is to blend a vintage item with something from today’s fashion lineup. This is way easier to do than one might think.  Try this: Pair a vintage, cute top with your jeans and you’ll for sure be stylin’. But then, there are also plenty of dresses from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that would still make a fashion statement if worn today.  Just have some fun with it!

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A Look at Jewelry

Fashion Necklace

Today, jewelry is still be a significant status symbol.  As a matter of fact, instead of subsiding, jewelry has become more important in the 21st century. Even with the presence of seemingly more luxurious items and gadgets, jewelry continues to be an undeniable symbol of wealth and power. And in particular Gold, as a matter of fact, is again being considered to displace and replace the dollar and other banknotes as the bloodline of global transactions.  Prior to 1971 when the Gold Standard was cast off by the government, our dollars could be traded in for gold through the Gold Reserve. Today, some say there isn’t more than 8,133 metric tons remaining in Fort Knox. Hardly enough to cover any of the dollars the government continues to print.

Getting back to jewelry. To have a more in depth understanding of the subject, we need to first take a close look at how gold jewelry is actually made. Basically, gold in its purest form cannot be made into jewelry. Why is that? Gold is very soft and therefore, it cannot maintain a fixed shape. To address this particular problem, other elements are added to the gold in order to make it a little harder.

We often speak of Karats when we want to buy jewelry and we are always asked, “How many Karats do you need?” Or, more commonly, “How many Karats can you afford?” Just what are Karats (with the symbol K)? A karat is not a unit of weight.  The word karat refers to the amount of gold in a particular item. Karats are measured in units of 24, where 24 karat gold is pure gold. 18 karat gold is 18 parts gold and 6 parts alloys such as copper, nickel, silver or zinc. 14 karat gold is 14 parts gold and 10 parts alloy.  Most gold jewelry is made in 14K gold, or 14 parts gold to 10 parts alloy.  The color variances of gold, such as white to rose are achieved by the alloys used to mix with the gold parts.

To make jewelry more affordable, gold plating came into the fashion jewelry market with the first being Gold Plate: This process uses a base metal such as steel or brass, which is dipped into a bath of electroplating solution, with a lump of solid gold. When an electric current is applied, a thin layer of gold is deposited on the metal. Since the plating is quite thin, the plate will eventually wear off.

The next method is called Vermeil: (Pronounced: Vermay) This is sterling silver that has been gold-plated. Most vermeil is plated with 22K-24K gold, which is a good combination for those with allergies to normal, plated jewelry items.

Finally we have Gold-filled: These jewelry items are not actually filled with gold. They are made of a base metal

Deep Green Quartz Necklace
Deep Green Quartz Necklace

(usually brass or copper) covered by sheets of gold in a mechanical bonding process. Effectively a thick coat of gold: the gold content is 5% or 1/20 of the total weight. Gold-filled is used sometimes for your top-of-the-line fashion jewelry. Usually made with 14k gold, it is hard wearing. With reasonable care it will not peel or flake, and should last as long as solid 14k gold jewelry and it is safe for most people with sensitive skin.

At gone-tomorrow.com, you may not always find gold jewelry in all its glory since as soon as anything is added that’s gold, it flies of the shelf, so to speak.  You will be able to find gold-tone and other metals, such as sterling silver and the newest metal to hit the floor running; stainless steel. And it all comes in every form, size and shape. Of course, gold is one of the most affordable and popular metals, whether in the gold color or in white gold. It is made even more radiant and luxurious and grand if the gold jewelry is made

Multifaceted CZ Ring
Multifaceted CZ Ring

with expensive gems, such as diamonds. If you are a jewelry lover, if you are a lover of precious stones, and if you want to get hold of some of most awesome pieces of jewelry at huge savings, Gone-Tomorrow an Online Thrift and Consignment Store is the place to visit.