We've done the Silver Snap Awards - honoring the best photoshoot of the year- since the inception of Diva-Fierce, something that I'm super-proud of. However, with all our focus in fashion, we've never done an end-of-year award for street fashion. We are amazingly lucky to be living in a time where the Divas have exploded, partly due to shows like Total Divas, as well as Instagram, so we get a lot of opportunities to check out what our fav ladies wear on a daily basis. I think the time has come to add a "highlights of street-fashion" (including tv-show looks) section to our year-end wrap-up! Here's our look at the fabulous outfits that typified the style trends of 2015.
So, on the last day of December, I am finishing up the December Fashion Happenings. I guess you could call this "Brie being on time". Make a note of the day; it will prob never happen again :). But here's the thing: I really really want to finish this because I have this new thing I want to post for you :). SO ...let's fashion, shall we?
Eden was eye-catching in this knit bodycon dress in a fabulous shade of pine green. For many years, I've been all about the lime, kiwi and yellow-green tones (and I still love them!), but lately, I've been adoring these deep, mysterious jewel tone greens again. The turtleneck styling of this dress gives it a fun retro-mod flavor. The only thing that bothers me a smidge about this dress is that its so thin that it allows the outline of her undergarments to show through. This is a pet peeve of mine, so I am ranting :)...yes, the rage is real ;). I def think it's time for thicker fabric to be used in ladies' garments again. Slightly heavier fabric drapes instead of clings, does not show one's undergarments and allows the full sultriness of one's figure to shine. Naturally, I have no rantings whatever regarding Eden's crystal statement earrings; they are divine!
We haven't seen Eva Marie around diva-fierce for awhile, but this plaid cutout dress is a winner! This is how holiday is done, sans sparkle! The plaid is polished, classy and fun. We don't get a full shot of her shoes, but it looks like she paired it with pointy-toe pumps, which would be my choice as well. Great look, girl!
Paige mostly gives us grunge, but lest we forget she can dress things up too, she throws us a seasonal change-up with this sequined bustier. I LOVE that! There are soooo many applications for this kind of piece - under a jacket, over a pencil skirt or, as Paige has done, above slim dress pants. There's a youthful classicism to this pairing that I find really alluring. You can rarely go wrong by finishing an outfit with chic black pumps and they work beautifully here.
Next up is Nikki with a more laidback variation of Brie's recent neutrals+colored-shoes look and I love it just as much this time around. Nikki tops leather leggings with a textural fur vest in silver-white and then adds a dramatic pop with these red pumps. In one word: fabulous! PS I'm a massive fan of her pulled-together, polished bun! #MorePlease
Sultry caroms into fierce with this pairing from Lana: a cherry bustier paired with high-waisted leggings and a ferocious air of strappy sandals. I can't help but think this is something Marilyn would be seen in if she were out and about today. Perhaps Lana will top it off with one of her fantastic, fuzzy (and warm!) fur jackets :)...something else I think Marilyn would be on board with!
To kick off the end of December, Eden shows us two different ways to work a dress. Item 1: she dresses down this beautiful lace applique dress by pairing it with suede boots. The lace could tend to pul this piece toward the formal side, but the addition of boots keeps it more casual. Eden is a fan of green and this lovely sage shade suits her perfectly. Next, she gets New Year's-appropriate in this sequined-stripe affair from Bebe. With it's sheer inset at the top, there's a lot going on here and with the bodycon style, a pair of dramatic platform sandals could take this over the top. Instead, Eden makes this piece fierce - and far more chic- pairing it with classic almond-toe pumps. Monochromatic was totally the way to go here and Eden nails this look.
At the other end of the spectrum is Lana's casual day look, matching laidback denim with luxurious fur. I like the way her OTK flat boots enliven this look, while still keeping it relaxed. Her low ponytail is fabulous and a highlight here.
Lastly, Summer's neon-peach oversize floral lace bodycon dress caught our attention. As always, she rocks this color hard. It's an especially great shade for dreary winter months! I love pairing this color with beige or chocolate, although it works just as well with navy or gray...and black, of course ;). The oversize pattern really makes this dress stand out ad it's a nice change from the coord sets...although I'm still holding out for a romper :)
If you're as in love with Brooke's HOT strappy sandals as we are, you're in luck...they're available here in a whole host of colors. So, do it Brooke's way, with a white dress, or do it your way ;)
Giving you a designer feel without making your wallet holler is what Steve Madden does best, so def check out the brand when you're in the market for that kind of thing. I've also mentioned before that I'm a fan of the Freebird line - also worth a look for laidback boot styles.
Edit: these may also be the Schutz Juliana Caged sandal, available here. Schutz is a fabulous brand spearheaded by designer Alexandre Birman, who has an eponymous shoe line as well.
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This look from Brie is completely aaaaahhmazing! I'm not normally a fan of the see-through look, mainly because it's often a bra that we're seeing through the whatever and it's tough to make that look classy. However, Brie sidesteps that whole fashion trap by going with the crop top part of a coord set underneath and that makes all the difference! It adds functional warmth to the coord set and looks sleek, fierce and holiday ready. The nubbly texture of her sweater (by Free People, a brand Brie has been favoring lately and one of my personal faves) above the whte makes me think of snow, and that's accentuated by her fuzzy gray scarf. Her polished bun is a flawless way to finish off this fabulous look, which just might be my fav of this FH set.
We haven't gotten to see much of Bayley's style, other than her wild n' wooly ring gear, but this causal look absolutely rocks! She's matched a classic-trendy flannel with wine jeans, knee-high black boots and a gray peacoat. It's a fantastic blend of textures, and colors, looking pulled together without being matchy-matchy. Smashing casual looks are always fun and not easy to elevate from "I couldn't care less" to "fashionista", so hopefully, we'll get to see more like this from Bay!
Nothing is more NYE-appropriate than the sequin dress! Seriously, how often do you have the chance to go totally all-out in head-to-toe sparkle, other than for this very special occasion? The bodycon is the silhouette which immediately comes to mind, but small details can make huge differences to this look. The bold striping of Lana's choice has a definite Art Deco feel, but a bateau neckline and three-quarter sleeves, or an unusual neutral such as navy can make this style an au courant, cool girl's dream come true. Pair it with strappy, cutout or architectural sandals for a ttly fierce look! Cap sleeves or a sweetheart neckline - even an illusion one - can give the sequin dress a hint of vintage styling. Enhance that vibe with mary-jane or t-strap shoes. I adore heels, but flats will work ;). A print done in sequins, whether houndstooth, chevron, or leopard is bold and modern. Clean, strong ankle boots are the perfect urban finish to this statement. A simple sheath, especially one made memorable by a ones-shoulder detail, halter or strapless design, is always chic. Match it with minimalist sandals for an eye-catching but sophisticated look. Caveats wit the sequined dress: keep the baubletry to a minimum - the dress is your jewelry :), and go for an alternate texture with your shoes. I'm drawn to suede and velvet, but satin and leather are fabulous as well. The most important thing is to avoid glittery or sequined shoes; too much of a good thing isn't always better ;)
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As we move into mid-December, we get a great urban chic look form Charlotte and a LOT of party inspiration from the Bellas!
Charlotte totally got my attention with this black-on-black look! I love the texture of her fitted top, especially matched with the smooth sheen of her leather leggings and the velvety look of her suede OTK's. Not only does this outfit look aaaaaahmazing on her body, it's s flawless example of how mixing textures can bring drama and interest to an outfit that's otherwise quite minimalistic. Loving this look!
The Bellas have always shone in the area of party and event dressing and, this month, they've given us a line-up to be alive for! Ivory is incredibly beautiful choice for the holidays and the Twins showcase different aspects of it here at the Diamonds Unleashed event. Brie's maxi dress gets an arts-and-crafts feel from bold stitching and leather applique. It's a subtle boho vibe with a big couture feel. the uniqueness of this dress makes it event-appropriate! Ivory with gold has always been a fav combination of mine and this high-neck mixed stripe fit and flare dress of Nikki's might just be my #1 of this set because of it. This magnificent piece is a perfect blend of understated sparkle and bold, feminine style. It's perfect for special events, but also for holiday dances and parties as well because of the metallic. Simply breathtaking!
Let's get to some December fashion, shall we? :) But before we do that, let's catch a November look that I , well, overlooked :) during my last FashionHap...oopsie.
This outfit from Eden (more info about it - and excellent thought-provoking posts- on her blog BeingBrandiRunnels.com. Scroll down to her Black Friday post for this look) is completely fab. It has that immediate attention-grabbing (and holiday-approved!) shot of red, done in a unique squared-neck top. She pairs it with leather leggings and finishes off with my favorite part: leopard-print heels. And that's odd for me because I'm not usually a fan of leopard (Note: Brandi has a whole post about how leopard gets a bad rap), but when it's done tastefully and not in excess, as Eden's done here, it can be incredibly chic! The warmth of the print complements the red flawlessly. This is very simply a stellar, steal-worthy casual look that would translate wonderfully well as a holiday party outfit. Quick PS: Eden finally has her own show on WWE Network: Eden's Style. How cool is that?! Again, see her blog for more info.
While we're on the subject of red and black, check out this fabulous schoolgirl-inspired outfit from Brooke. She's paired a houndstooth crop top with a black pencil skirt. There's something about houndstooth that's irrevocably British prep and Brooke plays on that look with her glasses and tailored skirt. Then she adds a bright spark with these killer strappy heels...tres fierce!
And, of course, fierceness takes us to Alicia aka Foxy Fierce and this all-black ensemble. This leather skirt is a super-cute crush of tough leather and feminine leaf-like layered pieces which create a lot of volume for a leather skirt. Usually leather is smooth and pristine, but this is flirty and fierce! She accentuates the couture feel of this look with her craveworthy chain-and-ribbon necklace (see below), which nods at Chanel's style. Her black scoopneck halter top adds a dash of sexy to this fun and fancy outfit.
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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