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That Time of Year Where it’s Socially Acceptable to Wear a Blanket in Public: The Easy Way to Dress up or Down an Outfit

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If you’re from the Northeast Coast like me, then you are familiar with the same four seasons: pre-winter, winter, post-winter, and summer. How do you survive the cold and still look fabulous? Winter is tough, don’t get me wrong. Most of our outfits are covered with heavy coats, bulky scarves, and enormous hats. However, the soft spots in pre-winter and post-winter allow for some more creative outlets. This time of year allows for the simplest of ways to really put an outfit together and set just the right mood. It’s finally that time of year where it’s socially acceptable to wear a blanket in public: the easy way to dress up or down an outfit.

 

Cardigans, jackets, blanket wrap scarves, shawls, and even your dad’s old plaid jackets are the perfect accessories to play around with this time of year for both style and warmth purposes. With just the right “blankets” you can dress up something plain, dress down something flashy, or keep the mood casual while still rocking outfits you thought you had to save for summer.

We’ve all been there; you’ve got this fancy holiday party to go to and you’re staring at your favorite dress, but maybe it’s better suited for summer. It’s got spaghetti straps, a sexy torso cut out, and the perfect style to show off your beautiful shape. The thought is nice, but you sigh because you know looking amazing for the price of hypothermia is not worth it. Well, with the help of an elegant blanket wrap scarf, you can sport the look and keep all of your toes and fingers. Zara has the perfect neutral black soft wrap scarf that can not only give you the chance to have that look, but level up its classiness as well! The scarf is soft, warm, classic, and goes with just about anything. So take that summer dress out of your closet, shake off the dust, and look your best!

Maybe one night in early December, you decide to ask your crush out on a date. The pressure is on. You don’t want to look too casual, but you don’t want to look too fancy either. You want to look really good, put you don’t want to look like you put in too much effort. You want to wear something that shows off your body a little, but maybe you want to tease a bit too. Where in the world is the sweet spot of first dinner date attire?? With only a half hour left before you have to leave to meet your date, you decide to go with your gut and wear what you feel most confident in. It’s that mildly fancy dress that you love, but maybe it’s a bit too fancy for the occasion. Well, go grab your dad and tell him that his clothes are back in style because his vintage flannel is really going to come in handy. Your dad doesn’t feel like sharing? Who could blame him? They are a delicacy! Worry not because Forever21 has a plethora of flannels to choose from. Even the classic brown flannel that will keep you feeling cozy and looking chic!

It’s everyone’s go-to; the white t-shirt and jeans. It’s the easiest outfit to throw on in a pinch and still stay stylish. But maybe this is the fourth time in the last two weeks that you’ve had to keep the fashion as effortless as possible. Do not set your alarm a minute earlier because all you need to throw on to show some variety is a nice shawl. Shawls are the perfect way to make a simple outfit pop while maintaining a professional look. In addition, they keep you warm and comfy; what could be better? Fashionnova has the perfect answer with the shawl of your dreams. It’s fashionable, versatile, and can effortlessly spice up your wardrobe.

It’s finally Friday night and you and your friends have plans to get dinner, some casual drinks, and see a late night movie. Bad news, all of your sweaters are sitting in the heap of laundry you didn’t have time to do and your favorite pair of jeans is being borrowed by your roommate… without your permission. So, what are you left with? It’s that pre-winter season and all you have are shorts! If you also have stockings, your favorite band t-shirt, and a funky cardigan, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Bring back the 80s vibe with a boho twist and throw on some jean shorts over stockings, throw on your favorite band’s tour t-shirt, and put on the cardigan to both complete the look and keep you from shivering at dinner. Charlotte Russe has that bold yellow cardigan that snaps that 80s look right to the present.

 

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The Sweaters That Will Keep You Cozy and Cute This Winter

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Whether you are a fan of cold weather or not, it’s safe to say most people love the appeal of getting cozy. That means fuzzy socks, a hot drink, a big plush blanket, and best of all, a warm, oversized sweater. However, that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to sacrifice cute for comfort. You can look cute while you’re relaxing, too. Whether you’re snuggled up in bed watching Netflix on a snowy day or having some friends over to just relax, here are some of the sweaters that will keep you cozy and cute this winter.

 

Tobi is one of those brands that has everything you need in your wardrobe. From sexy, trendy dresses perfect for a party to oversized sweaters perfect for relaxing, they’ve got you covered for any occasion whatsoever. Their Give Love Sweater Dress in “Wine” is the perfect combination of sexy and cozy. Show a little skin with shoulder cut-outs and keep toasty with that ribbed turtleneck and long sleeves. It’s a win/win.

It’s time to show off those pearly whites–knits, that is. This white Oversized Fisherman Sweater from Forever21 is perfect layered over a dress or tucked into a pair of pants. The cable knit screams “winter wonderland” and the draped shoulders and long sleeves makes for a flattering silhouette.

The classic jacquard look isn’t going anywhere this season, and Zara has even incorporated sequins into the mix. Their Sequinned Oversized Jacquard Sweater is perfect for holiday activities or a cozy night by the fire–but do so in the company of others. The sequin appliqués and ribbed trims deserve to be seen by all.

Looking for something cute but perfect for a cuddle session in bed? Tobi has your back again with their aptly-named Just for Comfort Sweater Dress in Taupe. It also comes in Black if you’re feeling chic or Red if you’re feeling festive, so the choice is yours! Pair it with fuzzy or over-the-knee socks for maximum comfort and let the relaxing begin.

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

Featured image courtesy of Tobi

Dress to Impress: Outfit Ideas for Job Interviews

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We’ve all been there – wanting to impress an employer so that you can finally get the job of your dreams. But what do you wear? Do you dress up to the nines, or keep it cool and casual? Never fear – Cliché Magazine is here to ensure that you look professional (yet chic) to ensure you make a good impression on any interviewer!

 

Blouses

Blouses are always a safe yet fashionable option when it comes to job interviews! Pairing the right blouse with a body-con or cord skirt has the potential to create the perfect outfit. Here are a couple blouses on the high street right now!

 

Tie Front Blouse by ASOS

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This low cut V-neck line blouse is perfect for any job interview as it allows for a professional feel whilst the tie maintains a casual look which gives the outfit a little more character. This blouse can be found over the the ASOS website for just $54.00.

 

Blouse with Contrast Piping at ASOS

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ASOS seem to be the place for blouses at the moment! This cute peter-pan collared blouse would look perfect teamed with a black skater skirt with matching brogue shoes. The sheer chiffon material of this blouse means a cool and comfy fit which is always a bonus. This blouse is $50.00 and can be found over on the ASOS website here.

 

Dresses

You can never go wrong with a dress in an interview. Since the beginning of time the little black dress has had the power to flatter any body shape and has been the #1 go to for any job interview outfit attire. Here are some of the best interview dresses!

Metallic Threaded A-Line Dress by Forever 21

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This simple dress makes your interview attire look effortlessly elegant as it also has a subtle sparkle within the material. The pleated waistline adds a youthful sense to the dress and the scooped neckline allows room for a classic statement necklace. This dress is a steal at just $19.90 over at the Forever 21 website.

Nikki Sleeveless Peplum Dress by Boohoo

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Paired with the right shoes and accessories, peplum dresses can look simply stunning and are not only fitting for job interviews, but also days at work and office nights out! This dress is just as amazing $12.00 over at boohoo.com

 

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Iggy Azalea and Boyfriend Nick Young Model Forever21

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This holiday season don’t you want to look fancy? Forever 21 figured as much. That’s why they enlisted “Fancy” rapper I-G-G-Y herself. That’s right, Iggy Azalea and boyfriend Nick Young model Forever21 fashions for the company’s 2014 holiday campaign.

 Iggy Azalea and Boyfriend Nick Young Model Forever21

According to E! News, the Australian rap star signed with Wilhelmina Models back in 2012 so modeling is nothing new for her. And I’m sure this modeling gig, her first national campaign, is better than her previous work–she gets to model with her boyfriend and Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young!

Azalea and Young, who have been dating since 2013, model the latest fashionable items from Forever21. E! News reports, “The women’s holiday line will include cropped tops, cocktail dresses, shorts, cardigans and pullovers in a variety of holiday-chic fabrics (think metallic, sequins and cozy knits). The men’s collection offers sleek suiting in brushed flannel, wool blends and tweeds.”

We can’t wait to see the collection in-store! We only hope we can wear these clothes half as well as them!

(Photos courtesy of E! News)

5 Ways to Wear a Circle Skirt

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The circle skirt is this season’s most versatile and flattering wardrobe staple. Named for their shape, which is cut like a big doughnut, circle skirts keep the fullness of the skirt at the hem rather than at the waist. The skirt, tight around your waist, flares out around your thighs, creating an hourglass shape on any body type. Sometimes called a skater skirt, this piece is comfortable and easily adaptable for every occasion and style.

Your entire summer wardrobe could be built around one of these striking skirts–like the Light Up My Life Skirt from Modcloth. A gorgeous black skirt is a great investment because you can wear it not only in the warm seasons but also in the fall and winter too! Here are 5 ways to wear a circle skirt:

Edgy

Who says a skirt has to be feminine? Show off your inner rebel with a form-fitting crop top with a tantalizing metallic zipper closure. A bold color will help you stand out from the crowd.

5 Ways to Wear a Circle Skirt

(Clear Cut Crop Top in Navy, $8.80, Forever21.com)

Bohemian

A tiered crop top in soft hues makes the perfect canvas for your most dangly necklaces. A peek of skin between the skirt and the top gives just a hint of carefree sexiness.

5 Ways to Wear a Circle Skirt

(Tiered Crop Tank in Desert Flower, $12.90, Wetseal.com)

Chic

Channel the elegance of mid-century glamour with a pussy bow blouse tucked into your skirt. Soft colors like seafoam will evoke the essence of summer.

5 Ways to Wear a Circle Skirt

(Science of Chic Top, $42.99, Modcloth.com)

Formal

Need a last minute dress for a fancy event? Reinvent the little black dress! Pair a circle skirt with a figure-hugging top with sheer details to keep you cute and classy.

5 Ways to Wear a Circle Skirt

(¾ Sleeve Mesh Inset Crop Top, $11.99, Cicihot.com)

Casual

When you’re hanging out with your girls or watching your favorite heartthrob on the big screen, keep it casual and pair a circle skirt with a relaxed-fit top featuring a tie-front detail.

5 Ways to Wear a Circle Skirt

(Ivory Floral Smocked Tie Front Tank , $29.90, Delias.com)

 

Featured image courtesy Modcloth.com

Summer Music Festival Apparel

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For all of you music festival lovers out there, join me in welcoming festival season. Hot summer days filled with funky tunes and fresh squeezed lemonade—something we all look forward to in the frigid months of winter. Well, we have arrived, bought our tickets and can’t wait to get out there and feel the beat.

But before we pack our bottles of sunscreen, ponchos and protein bars, let’s make some room in our suitcases for the summer music festival apparel that is sure to keep you cool, cute and confident at your next festival.

1. Comfortable shoes are key
First off, depending on the terrain and whether your festival is set on concrete, sand or grass, you want to be sure your feet are secure and ready to stand for hours on end. Always choose a cute pair of closed-toed shoes, and try to avoid buying new ones specifically for the occasion. You want the sneakers you’ve worn in—and not the new blisters. I suggest Steve Madden Troppa women’s boots. Pair them with jeans, or your favorite sun dress. You’ll rock the suburban cowgirl look, and you’re feet will thank you later!

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Steve Madden Troppa Brown Leather Women’s Boots – $99.95, www.zappos.com

2. Layer, layer, layer!
Secondly, be over prepared with your options. If your festival runs from 12pm to 12am, you’re going to face sun, clouds, possibly rain, and a cool evening. Start with a fun-colored bandeaux, slap on a flowy tank, and finish layering with a flannel or light cardigan that you can strip off easily. I suggest something like this:

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Draped Pocket Kimono Cardigan – $22.80, www.forever21.com

3. Accessorize Galore
Finally, my favorite part of the festival style is the creative license people take with their accessories. From flower head bands, to ripped stockings, to straw fedoras and oversized sunglasses – it is fashion heaven. Remember to pack extra bracelets, big earrings and, most of all, have fun with it!

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Photo courtesy of travelhymns.com

Keep these items in your suitcase paired with your personal fashion flair, and you can be sure to effortlessly enjoy your next festival event! Have more ideas? All you music-festival-veterans out there, let us know what you think — tweet @clichemag!

Featured image courtesy of Ashley Garmon from Lollapalooza.com