The divas seem to pick a lot of neutrals for their looks. When we get colors, many times it's blue or red - both of which I love! - but still, it's fun to change things up sometimes! Don't you love experimenting with different colors? I do ;) Renee's pairing here is perfect for such experimentation because the basic premise is fairly straightforward: colored top, matching shoes. Really, it can be done with any color you love. I've metamorphosized Renee's pretty red to tangerine, a shade that immediately puts me in a summer mood ...probably because it makes me think of sherbet :). To recreate this look, start with your basic, favorite skinny pants. Renee went with leather, which added a fierce vibe to her look and worked flawlessly for anight out with the girls, but look can be done equally well with a bit less drama. Ponte pants, skinny jeans or a weighty legging (with a tuxedo stripe if you're daring) will all do nicely. Renee gave this look a fun twist with a plaid jacket. Note the critical element here: the longer length. It's what creates a strong and powerful silhouette when paired with slim pants. I can totally see where you may not want to spring as far off the diving board as plaid - especially this time of year - so, I went for a striped piece instead. The stripes are super-trendy right now (so, easier to find if you need to acquire said piece, easier to wear if you already own one) and give the same, tailored feel to the combo. Matching shoes finish the look off fabulously. Don't fear your flats - they'll work here as well. And if you're thinking "omg, I can't buy shoes in every color I want to play with", I hear ya...and I have the answer :) That's where you want to look for a printed shoe - lots of colors match, lots of dollars not required. Or, provided your jacket has an outside chest pocket, you can borrow my favorite hack: the pocket square. Pop a scarf (any small square-ish piece of fabric (or even a small scale rectangle) will do, actually. If you go that route,finish the outfit with neutral shoes - metallics allowed! With stripes and colors, there's plenty going on in this combo, so feel free to go jewelry-free, or add just a watch. An orangey-coral lip color carries the brightness upwards...and a deep nail shade (I went with dark plum) adds a very Renee-like unexpected twist. I hope this inspires you to go bright sometime soon! Happy fashioning :)
TNA's First Lady decided to slay us all yet again. That red dress was enough to stun; now, take a gander at Maria in this scarlet string bikini :). If it doesn't make your jaw drop, you should probably check to make sure you still have a pulse ;). My abso favorite part, though? The super-glam studded top! Hotter: that top...or Maria wearing that top? Tough call. She finishes the look with powerful platform stilettos and a fun, printed kimono that maker her look like a lady who belongs in the limelight!
At the opposite end of the style spectrum is a causal look from Natalya, a bit of a throwback from her Euro trip. We don't often see her ease things back this far, but, as usual, her fashion sense is sterling! She combines a red plaid shirt with skinny jeans and her fav-of-the-moment leather jacket. For a fun twist, she's completed this look with flat lace-up ankle boots. The look has a chic-hiker vibe, which I really love seeing as it shows a new and unexpected aspect of Nattie's fashion sense.
If you feel yourself in need of some gowns and glamour, try this one from Nikki. This mod back-and-ivory print has a raw, natural feel, like an animal print or snakeskin.The halter silhouette is classy and sophisticated and she's added a bt of spice with her red clutch. I really love the modern yet glam vibe of this look; it's bold, without being overtly sexy - it's just seductive enough. This is a prime example of the best of Nikki's style!
Hearkening back to Earth Day, we get a printed maxi dress from Renee with a very bohemian feel. That's enhanced by the beautiful desert background...and her fun, free-and-happy pose! Didn't just seeing that make you smile? She makes this dress even more appealing by pairing it with trendy suede gladiators - I like the uniqueness of he combination! - and the taupe shade complements the colors in her dress flawlessly.
So remember I said that whole thing about bits and BTS's that I'd held off on and now, no more? Here's one :). This striking look of Paige's made a recent reappearance on her IG and this time, I'm talkin' about it! She pairs a minimalist bodysuit with pointy-toe ankle boots and a super-hawt sleeveless trench that's a current love of fashion bloggers everywhere. A black fedora makes a surprising accessory - she gets major fierce points for that. And, although I'd love to see her wear it tipped forward more, I'm a massive fan of the way it adds a funky, old-school twist to this very current look. I'm completely jazzed by this outfit - it maintains Paige's preference for dark colors, but comes to it from such a mature perspective! It blends a number of forward-looking fashion elements into a cohesive look with a bit of edge to it and the result is both sophisticated and fierce! I hope this is a sampling of where we see her style heading in the future - a sort of streetwise, dark minimalism would be oh so much fun to explore.
Brie makes an appearance in this gorgeous crochet dress - the intricate crochet detailing at the sleeves, collar and hem is just lovely! She adds a great counterpoint with these suede flat knee boots in a charming shade of chocolate. The way the deep, rich color brings an earthy texture to the ethereal white is fantastic.
I have dreams everyday of posting like four, five, six reviews for you all...and it keeps not happening. But, just so you know, I love y'all and I have the bestest intentions of giving you style review presents...and one of these days I will make it happen :). With that, to fashion!
First of all, shoutout to Charlotte for the GNR tee! I kind of envy her that...and also I am incalculably jealous that she saw the original line-up live. I have had the op 2x in my life and missed it both times. But I'm over it. It's not like they're one of my fav bands or anything. :) Anyway, I hope that show was amazeballs, Char! And I <3 that you <3 a band I do. And that's all :).
From there, let's move to a very GNR-worthy piece of fashion: this slashed (see what I did there? :)) bodysuit worn by Barbie Blank. Like omg jaw-drop, right? How would like to be able to workout in something like that? For real - this is workout wear. I dare *any* diva to come up with a hotter workout outfit than this slightly boatnecked, distressed one-piece. Add a jumprope and some fab make-up and voila: scalding. This is photoshoot-worthy, with a pair of fierce booties added. Or finish it with black sneakers and go lift some iron :) Or, just enjoy Barbie slaying in it.
This a de rigeur Eden dress: mosaic pattern, sparkly, completely ring-announcer-worthy. What I love about it -and what makes it stand out- is her super-pretty ponytail, complete with front bangs. We tend to see Eden leave her hair long with these dresses but I find the way this chic, vivacious pony adds a playful, bouncy note to a glam dress. PS her shoes are soooo gorge too!
A lot of the ladies share 'shoot snippets on the IGs, which I steered away from for fear of pre-empting a review when the shoot came out, but as that doesn't see to be happening, prepare to see more bits and BTS's in FashionHaps. This one from Lana is a perfect (not to mentioning scalding!) example. She's paired a lacy, barely-there gown with high-waisted unmentionables in what is a beautiful, but also daring, snap. There's no way this'll work as street fashion - although an adaptation might be an interesting challenge. I'll keep that in mind :)- but I don't care. It looks fab and I wanted to share it with you :). I love her side-swept hair; it's sexy on a much more approachable level than her ice-goddess persona often lets us see. And the single pop of color coming from her bright magenta lips provides just the right spark for this boudoir-inspired look.
Lastly, it is necessary to call out Maria for this classic red bodycon dress. This shade goes more to the apple shade and it looks stunning on her. The zippered detail adds the dash of sassiness we'd expect from the First Lady of Impact. If you decide to stray from black, red is definitely a place to head to for an iconic dress. See Maria for details ;). We just miss seeing her shoes here, but I'm envisioning fierce black sandals. Of course, she could have gone with trendy nude sandals as well. Oooor, thrown a curveball and done chic navy. Oh, the possibilities!
Quick disclaimer:- I will get back to a mix of FH's and some other fun stuff as soon as I catch my breath. Life's cray cray rn. Thanks for hangin' with me, loves!
Sometimes, I just feel like a palette-cleanser outfit is in order: all neutral of some sort, or a mix of neutrals. Just very simple. Still, simple need not, and should not, be boring. Alicia does a fab job of this with this monochrome outfit from a recent selfie. The basic canvas is quite minimal: well-cut pants, simple, blouson-ed top. But she gives this outfit a real pop via her jewelry! Foxy always picks really personal, statement pieces that express a lot of character and that allows her to create a strong vibe for her look, just by selecting and layering a few of them. It's like a curated collection in a single outfit. To recreate her look, the basic step is to choose your canvas. You can go black-on-black like Foxy Fierce, choose a different monochrome or a highly edited color pairing: think beige and black or white and navy. Then, decide what theme you want to nod toward. Black-on-black lends itself to a dark-artsy vibe, like Foxy has going on, with big stones, skull or snake motifs and a trendy lariat in a luxurious fabric. You could do studs and spikes instead in hematite hues for a rocker vibe, go glam with crystal pieces,blend the last two for a glam-rock feel, or layer on pearls a bold and super-chic look. Try something you haven't experimented with before - rings on different fingers, two or three bracelets instead of one, a long chain doubled or tripled for more impact and accented with a pin (or two) or a ribbon. If you don't have precisely what you're craving obviously available, see what you DO have and work from there. If you don't have studded bracelets, but you do have a studded belt, wrap it around your wrist. If you don't have massive statement rings, layer a bunch of smaller pieces. If you don't have a statement necklace, hook several slimmer ones together for more intensity. Try silk flowers as a stand-in for floral jewels, or create a DIY pendant from an old belt buckle. Just one or two pieces that really match your design can be bolstered by several "close" items to give you a look that not only fits your mood, but is completely unique to your sense of style, via your choices of pieces and pairings. It's a rewarding way of capturing a theme, but still feeling very "you". So, do you, darlings! Happy Styling :)
This look of Charlotte's is really fun because it's basic premise can be applied to a number of different genres. It's primarily a play on proportions and silhouettes: high-low and flowy on top, skinny on the bottom. She's done it in a meet-and-greet appropriate variation, blending a softly detailed, drape-y silk top with slim denim. Killer strappy heels complete the outfit. The variation on the far right is the closest in feel to her look, showcasing a semi-formal racerback tank with crisscross detailing, paired with leather-panel leggings and black suede sandals. Slihouettes are key here: bottoms have to be clearly form-fitting, tops have to be specifically non-bodycon. Style and material are open to choice, as long as the level of formality balances out. For example, if you decided to do this look with a slouchy cotton tank, a tuxedo-stripe slim pant would balance the formality by elevating the tee, while a silk tank would add that je ne se quoi even to something as laidback as ripped denim. Speaking of ripped denim ;), this play on billowy and slim works fabulously with it. If you don't want to go the silk tank route, a more relaxed - but cray hot- variation is the hi-low denim top, finished with retro sneakers. You could DIY a top like this by cutting or knotting a denim workshirt, if you can't find or don't already own a nonchalant statement piece, such as this one. A more polished variation on this same theme is a silk (or silk-like) buttondown, paired with slim ponte pants and block heels. This is work-appropriate, but also fits casual restaurants, shopping outings, day date or other semi-dressy-casual events. So, go with the flow ...and pair it with skinny bottoms ;) Happy Styling!
A lil' bit of fierce and FFLLLLLLAWLeeeeeeeeeesss style inspiration today: we're getting our ideas from Michelle McCool's WrestleMania week look. Michelle slayed in an apple red halter top with flared jeans and a fierce pair of red sandals. Her trademark bold bracelet adds some extra punch to the look, along with a touch of flash at her neckline. If you're heading out to a concert, girl's night or a meet-n-greet for your fans (boyfriend? (boyfriendS?) ;) and want go full on LayCool, grab yourself a red cropped top. Match it up with flared jeans in a medium-light wash (go with bootcut if you don't have flares yet ;) and PS white denim will work just as well). Finish things off with a crazy HAWT pair of red heels: strappy, fringe-y, studded...you get the idea. A bold gold cuff (or a stack of slimmer pieces) brings the shine. Add a lariat or a LayCool-approved pair of statement earrings. If you want to tone this down a smidge for non-paparazzi company, try a tunic instead of a crop top. Roll long sleeves to show off your statement armwear. Jeans and jewelry: same as above. For a laidback feel, leave the tunic long and loose. Alternatively, add a bit more attitude by belting the waist: try fierce wide leather, skinny and studded. Finish with lace-up or pointy-toe flats. Then again, you could tuck the top in and go with a rhinestone-embellished piece instead - LayCool always did love them some glam! Coordinating neutral booties -perhaps with a Western vibe- provide the balance for the look if your go this route, along with leather+crystal baubletry. So, break out the red, dish out some real talk, remember to check your look in your mirror every few seconds so nothing falls out of place and #StayFlawless :)
Alicia and Natalya rocked their fashion on a recent trip to Dubai. Foxy created two fabulous looks based on statement jackets. I've raved before about my deep and abiding love of jackets and their instant impact on and elevation of an outfit. Alicia gives a flawless demo of exactly that. With each outfit, she pairs a perfectly cut pair of pants - we've seen these from her before and they're winners in my book, with a soft flare, perfect drape and tremendous polish - with simple tops: white collared shirts or neutral tees. She pops one look with her cropped, color blocked yellow jacket. Not only is the piece in my favorite color, it's a great example of how a piece can be trendy and timeless. Color blocking had a big moment two-three years ago, but has since faded. This piece capitalized on that look at the time, but because of the simplicity of the block placements and the mix of a color with a neutral, it looks just as incredible now...and will continue to into the future. Black strappy pumps finish her sleek and refined look. Her other jacket is a magnificent pieced confection, which layers a variety of materials, stitching and studs to create a gorgeous, fierce jacket with an attitude. It gives a raw, rocker spin to her top+pants combination, whether she completes it with the black sandals or caramel Western-esque boots.
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