How to Style the Trend Sheer

Sheer was a hit trend on the Spring 2014 Runways and is very popular among the celebrities. We’ve seen Kim Kardashian, Jennifer AnistonChrissy Teigen, Kristina Bazan and Ashley Madekwe take sheer to the red carpet and into their everyday lives. Start the transition from winter to spring by adding some feminine, sheer pieces to your closet.

A sheer blouse is the easiest way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe.  With a sheer blouse, you can easily pair it with denim pants {closet essential} or shorts to add a romantic touch to your daytime look. For a night look, a sheer overlay skirt or a dress with sheer accents can subtly add a touch of sexiness, especially when the sheer fabric is used to show off your shoulders or legs.

The key to finding the most flattering sheer pieces for your body is to focus on revealing only the parts of your body that you want to highlight.  The saying that “less is more” applies here as we feel that using sheer sparingly (either wearing the trend in your top or bottom)  creates a greater impact than when worn from head to toe.

Show us on LookMazing how you’ve styled the sheer trend or shop sheer blouses and sheer dresses from top brands and retailers on LookMazing.

Ring My Bell- Rainbow Kayture- Purity Gary Pepper Girl- Breezy Helielyb- Line & Dot Le Young- 'Cause Before the Start Began, I Always Saw the End Reed Krakoff SS14 Z100's Jingle Ball 2013 Presented by Aeropostale - Backstage

LookMazing’s Who Wore It Best Contest – Styling the Black & White Striped Scarf

We invited nine lovely fashion bloggers to help us style Banana Republic’s Glenda Scarf  in our “Who Wore It Best” contest.  This scarf fits in perfectly with our recent feature on the Black & White Trend.  These ladies have shown us the versatility and creativity behind incorporating a classic scarf in their look.  Vote for your favorite look and add the featured scarf to your LookMazing wishlist for a chance to win it!

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Essie Nail Polish Giveaway on LookMazing!

Magazines are already teasing us with images of spring pieces, but it’s still not quite warm enough yet to be baring some skin.  An easy way to incorporate a little hint of spring (without compromising warmth) is through nail polish colors; pretty pastels and warm hues are starting to catch our eye. Essie is always teasing us with new colors (and we find ourselves always picking up a new color whenever we’re at the drugstore).  We’re on the hunt for some new colors to add to our spring collection and wanted to see what your favorite colors are.  By letting us know, you’ll also be entered in to win your favorite color!  Check out the video for details on how to win your favorite Essie Nail Polish color.  We’ll be selecting five lucky winners on February 6, 2013 @ 9pm PST {Open to U.S. residents only}.  Can’t wait to see what your favorite colors are!

 

How to Style the Trend- Black and White

Sometimes with the countless trends and styles out there, it’s hard to find what trends work for you. Luckily, black and white is always a winning combination! This season, designers are giving this classic pair a modern twist with new patterns and graphics in everything from feminine blouses to edgy skirts. Make this trend work for your own personal style! Looking for a more subdued look? Pair it with other neutral tones and simple shapes to keep your outfit classic. Want to make a statement? Contrast your black and white piece with a bold pop of color like a bright bag! See how some of our favorite fashion forward bloggers and celebrities styled this trend, and shop their looks on LookMazing!

Mayte Doll- The Minnie Mouse DressInspirafashion- Outrage Fashion5 Inch and Up: Giants CausewayRachel's Lookbook- New York Day 1Really Risa: My Favorite Maternity JeansEdun: Black and WhiteOlivia Palermo: Snapped: Tibi at New York Fashion Week

Top Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day – According to Guys

Some of you may have a love or hate relationship with Valentine’s Day.  For us, we embrace it as a day where we get to watch guys scramble to please the ladies (or gents).  Instead of us coming up with great date ideas, we figured it would be more fun to see what the guys in San Francisco viewed as the “ideal date for Valentine’s Day”.  Watch to find out what they have to say!

Fashion Closet Essentials – Part 2

We’re back with Part 2 of our Fashion Closet Essentials Series! Ready to add five more basic pieces to your closet?  In Fashion Closet Essentials Part 1, we explained our belief that everyone has the potential to shop and dress both smarter and faster by following some basic guidelines. We’ll be showing you how to style the season’s featured trends with essentials that you should already own (so make sure you’ll filling your closet with essentials that we’ve been featuring along the way).

It’s all about the art of mixing & matching:

  • Investment, luxury pieces with affordable, impulse buys
  • Trendy pieces with closet essentials

Here are five more Fashion Closet Essentials:

White Collar Shirt: Crisp, clean, and conservative shirt that can be worn formally for business occasions (i.e. interview) and informally on the weekends with a pair of denim

Brooks Brothers Classic Fit Pinstripe Dress ShirtEva Longoria Wearing a White Collar Shirt

LookMazing’s Top Picks for White Collar Shirts

Trench Coat: Creates an air of mystique and will keep people guessing about what’s underneath

Honey Cotton Trench Coat By Burberry BritAlexa Chung in a trench coat

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Trench Coats

Pencil Skirt: A sophisticated skirt that creates a balance between femininity and power

Ann Taylor All-season Stretch Pencil SkirtJessica Alba Wearing a Black Pencil Skirt

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Pencil Skirts

Black Pants: A slimming colored pant that will go with everything

Ann Taylor Ponte Slim PantsTaylor Swift in Black Pants

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Black Pants

Nude Pumps: A subtle way to elongate your legs

Jessica Simpson 'venisse' Platform Pump NudeMinka Kelly Wearing Nude Pumps

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Nude Pumps