THE TOP COLORS FOR SPRING 2022

Ok, I’m thinking spring. Why not? I know we in the northern hemisphere are feeling winter’s wraith, but it’s time to dream, and hope of a bright, beautiful, covid-free spring (and summer). Who’s with me? So, what are the seasons newest, freshest colors? Glad you asked. Without further ado, here they are:

The top five colors for Spring 2022. 
The top five colors for Spring 2022. 
Photo: Courtesy of Color and WGSN

“It’s hard to imagine a post-Covid world, but history has proven that innovation prevails during times of crisis, and we’re hopeful that the fashion industry will be no exception. And while we can’t necessarily predict what sartorial inventiveness will come out of this global pandemic, the trend forecasters at WGSN and color experts at Coloro teamed up to reveal the tones that’ll be trending in the spring of 2022. 

Jenny Clark, Head of Color at WGSN, says the future season’s shades are “driven by a desire to be uplifted and energized while staying grounded and balanced.” The resulting top five colors “will either ground or entice us with their delicious and textural charm.” 

The key Spring 2022 hues are: an electrifying pink, a yellowish orange, a calming blue, a plant-based green and a creamy shade of butter. 

“With prolonged periods of isolation, nature and its vitality will have a clear appeal, but technology will also be celebrated as connections through digital tools become a more necessary and valued part of everyday life,” the official press release explains. “The new season’s key colors reflect this duality, ranging from authentically organic hues to artificially enhanced tones.” 

Below, we’ve scoured the web to bring you the best warm-weather pieces in these soon-to-be-trending colors. 

ORCHID FLOWER

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“Orchid flower has an intense, hyper-real and energizing quality that will stand out in both real life and digital settings,” notes Joanne Thomas, Head of Content for Coloro. “It’s also versatile enough to work across seasons and continents. In a challenging time, this saturated magenta tone will be a great way to create a sense of positivity and escapism.” The vibrant pink is expected to make an impact across swimwear and occasion wear, so stock up on bright bikinis and party-ready dresses in the head-turning hue now. 

OLIVE OIL 

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For Spring 2022, electric slime green is out, and a more natural shade of olive oil is in. This rich tone is likely to dominate the workwear, lingerie, footwear and accessories categories, Coloro and WSGN predict. In preparation for its widespread appeal, we suggest scooping up easy-to-wear jumpsuits and go-with-everything bags. You also might want to give your intimates drawer a refresh with lace-y separates in the comforting color. 

BUTTER 

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Butter cropped up in the Fall 2020 collections and will hang around our wardrobes for many months to come. According to Coloro and WGSN, the yellowish cream color will continue to cover ready-to-wear pieces and will expand into lingerie and loungewear next year. So, hang up your lemon-coated jackets and pick up some buttery crocheted knits and cashmere shorts.  

MANGO SORBET 

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We’re craving optimism and feelings of wellbeing with everything that’s going on in the world. Mango sorbet — a delicious fusion of bright orange and yellow — is the perfect shade for our times, bringing a much-needed dose of energy to seasonal palettes. The cheery hue is already making waves in swimwear and activewear. Plus, it’s covering breezy, summer garments that’ll make you feel like you’re on vacation. And who doesn’t need that right now?  

ATLANTIC BLUE

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Grounded and reassuring, this shade of blue brings to mind organic indigo dyes and the ocean. The year-round color is perfect for basics and activewear. Wear it now while you work from home and later with statement accessories — think pearl sunglasses chains and stacked bracelets — for a picnic-perfect look”. 

Article by Dara Prant for Fashionista

Source: https://fashionista.com/2020/05/spring-2022-color-trends

Never Wear This Type of Clothing on a Plane

Slide 1 of 5: With holiday travel in full swing, you've likely already noticed that those security check-in lines at the airport are much longer than usual. From getting to the airport at least two hours before your flight leaves to double-checking that you have all your essentials in your carry-on bag, it's always smart to make sure you're fully prepared for your trip. But being ready for your flight goes far beyond how well you manage your time and packing. According to flight attendants and travel experts, how you dress for your flight matters, too, and it can have an impact on how comfortable and safe your time in the air is. As it turns out, there's one particular piece of clothing that would be better off left in your suitcase. Read on to learn the one thing you should never wear on a plane because of a serious health risk.RELATED: Never Ask for This One Favor on a Plane, Flight Attendants Warn.Read the original article on Best Life.

With holiday travel in full swing, you’ve likely already noticed that those security check-in lines at the airport are much longer than usual. From getting to the airport at least two hours before your flight leaves to double-checking that you have all your essentials in your carry-on bag, it’s always smart to make sure you’re fully prepared for your trip. But being ready for your flight goes far beyond how well you manage your time and packing. According to flight attendants and travel experts, how you dress for your flight matters, too, and it can have an impact on how comfortable and safe your time in the air is. As it turns out, there’s one particular piece of clothing that would be better off left in your suitcase. Read on to learn the one thing you should never wear on a plane because of a serious health risk.

Never wear skinny jeans on a plane.

Whether you’re right next to the window or stuck in the middle of two strangers, sitting on a plane usually means you’re in a fairly compact space. With limited legroom and other people surrounding you, there’s not much of an opportunity to stretch out, unless you leave your seat. That’s why what you wear on a flight can make a difference to how cramped you feel. Specifically, there are certain pants that you shouldn’t wear when flying to your next destination.

“It’s best to avoid wearing skinny jeans on a lengthy flight,” says Molly Fergus, general manager of the travel site TripSavvy. “They limit movement and are likely more annoying to deal with in cramped, dirty airplane bathrooms.”

Some passengers experience bloating in their stomach during flights.

Air travel can affect your body in different ways. During flights, some passengers experience discomfort and bloating, known as “jet belly,” due to the increase in air pressure. In a 2016 interview with Condé Nast TravelerPeter Hackett, MD, director of the Institute for Altitude Medicine in Telluride, Colorado, explained that “gas in the intestines will expand about 30 percent with a cabin altitude of 7,000 feet.”

And while not everyone feels this discomfort on a plane, tight clothing can exacerbate the problem. “Bloating is a major issue, even for flight attendants, so wear something comfortable around your waist like elastic,” Andrea Fischbach, American Airlines flight attendant, told Who What Wear in October.

Skinny jeans on a plane can also put your health at risk.

Experts say that wearing tight pants on a plane can put your health in jeopardy. In fact, skinny jeans can increase your risk of developing a blood clot, generally in your legs, known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Symptoms of this medical condition include swelling, pain, or discoloration of the leg, along with your leg feeling warm, per the Mayo Clinic.

“DVT is a rare but serious condition that is more likely to occur when you’re sitting in one position for long periods of time—like on a long-haul flight,” Fergus explains. “Constricting, tight clothing can also increase the likelihood of developing a blood clot, so it’s not a good idea to mix the two.”

In order to prevent any potential health complications, be sure to give yourself as much room as you can while in your seat. “It’s very important to be able to move around a bit in your seat—very difficult, I know—and keep your blood flowing,” Fischbach told Who What Wear. “If you are tall, travel a lot, or are on a long flight, this is extremely important because you face the risk of developing DVT.”

There are other clothes that you shouldn’t wear on a plane.

Skinny jeans aren’t the only items you should avoid wearing on a plane. In a TikTok video posted in July, flight attendant Tommy Cimato explained a few things you shouldn’t do on a plane, including wearing shorts. He pointed out that you never know what touched your seat or how many people wiped their hands on it. So, for sanitary reasons alone, be sure to keep your legs covered.

Article by Amber Raiken for BestLife©

Source: Never Wear This Type of Clothing on a Plane, Experts Warn (msn.com)

Swimsuit Saturday

Can you see yourself in one of these cute black and white swimsuits this summer? Of course you can. Dream it and believe it !

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This one snuck in here by accident. Think I’ll keep it in.

Enjoy, and dream on !

These Colors Make You Less Attractive, Say Psychologists

Believe it or not, there are some colors you’re wearing that can actually lower your attractiveness, say psychologists, and you’d be wise to avoid them. Read on to learn about the colors that secretly make your less desirable. (As well as the two colors that can enhance your appeal.)

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Yellow

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Synonymous with the sun, Big Bird, and taxis, yellow is a color that catches the eye quickly. However, it isn’t going to do your dating life any favors. A study published in Evolutionary Psychology found that both men and women ranked yellow as among the least attractive colors to see a potential mate wearing. “In summary, our results have shown that clothing color affects perceived attractiveness of males as well as females,” the study concludes.

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(A certain shade of) Brown

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Phrases like “that’s the worst outfit I’ve ever seen” or “I just had the worst day ever” are thrown around a lot these days, but most of the time that’s just an exaggeration. Well, turns out there really is a “worst color ever,” and you don’t want to be caught wearing this shade on a blind date.

Technically called “Pantone 448 C,” the color can be described as a “drab, dark brown,” as Time puts it. It’s also described as an “olive brown,” and is the current title holder of the “the ugliest color in the world.” In fact, this shade of brown is so visually repulsive that it’s even been chosen as the main color for tobacco packaging in Australia to discourage the habit. (If brown can keep smokers away from cigarettes, imagine what avoiding it will do for your appearance.)

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Gray

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Every color invokes a certain emotion within us, and in many cases it happens on a subconscious level. Gray isn’t a particularly exciting color, and is associated with bad weather, depression, and negativity. What’s more, a study published in Frontiers in Psychology that investigated which emotions people tend to associate with certain colors found gray to be connected with sadness. So, going all gray may not be the best idea the next time you want to dress to impress.

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Context is key when choosing colors

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Life is full of exceptions, and certain occasions call for different colors. “The impression that the color of clothing gives is also subject to the particular occasion or scenario. Bright, flirty colors such as red and turquoise are attractive choices to wear on dates and parties. However, they’re not the best options for a job interview, in which cool, deep colors such as navy, grey, or black work best,” comments life coach Michelle Davies, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Best Ever Guide to Life.

This notion is supported by research as well. A study published in Color Research And Application conducted a series of experiments to see if men would prefer their dates wear red over other colors, as well as what colors the women would like their dates to wear. While some notable findings did appear, such as the observation that women tend to like wearing blue on dates, the study authors ended up concluding “color preferences for each individual are inherently unique.”

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However, you can’t go wrong with black

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Many believe red is the best color to wear to attract others. Red is definitely associated with love and warmth, but black may have it beat when it comes to universal appeal.

“Red is traditionally seen as the color of love, but more recently research has shown that both black and red are perceived as equally attractive, and that the two colors may simply increase attractiveness in different ways,” comments Robin Kramer, Ph.D., MSc, the lead researcher of a study that tackled this subject.

“While red may increase perceived attractiveness through evolutionary mechanisms, dates appear to rely more heavily on black in order to attract a potential mate, suggesting that cultural and societal influences may play a much larger role in the way people dress than the use of evolutionary signals.” 

Article by John Anderer for ETNT

Source: These Colors Make You Less Attractive, Say Psychologists (msn.com)

So good readers, what do YOU think?

Swimwear for Her

OK. Truth be told. In my home town today, it’s 50 degree’s. It’s the middle of May (almost) so what’s up ? So you say you need something to look forward to, like going swimming, poolside dining or just showing off your toned bod. Here are a few choices for you to ponder until it warms up.

High quality affordable eco swimwear bikini for all women by mimi & august — Mimi & August (mimiandaugust.com)

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Anthropologie 

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And if you can’t wait for warmer weather, there’s this:

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Just one of many styles for you to choose or not. Check out my Pinterest Swimwear collection at the link below.

Hey girl, stay warm !

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All the Retro ’70s Fashion Trends Making a Comeback

[Calling all fashionista’s, you won’t believe the latest retro trend. So how well might you look in bell bottoms? Here are a few of the trends making a comeback.]

Article by Lauren Adhav andRachel Torgerson for Redbook©

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“Everything that’s old is new again” is a common refrain, but it’s true. From chokers to wide-leg pants, there are so many fashion throwbacks happening all up in my shopping cart. High-fashion designers in particular are making a major case for a return to the ’70s, which was a wild decade full of disco and revolutions. Here, 17 retro fashion trends that are already back in style. Peep the outfits while clicking through for some groovy inspo.

Bell-Bottoms

Bell-bottoms are back, you guys! Rejoice! Take this pleated pair from Jean-Paul Gaultier’s haute couture collection.

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Bell-Bottoms

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In case you wanted to see how on Earth to wear these dramatic bottoms IRL, take a cue from this influencer with her wide-legged jeans and blazer.

Bell Sleeves

What goes nicely with a pair of flared bottoms? A top with bell sleeves, natch, like this one from the Telfar runway.

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Cara Delevingne’s sister, Poppy, opted to rock multiple ’70s looks here. Bell sleeves! Flowers! Patchwork! I stan.

Bra Tops

If you thought bra tops were popular thanks to Instagram, boy, are you wrong. They were beyond huge in the ’70s. This cream version from the Jacquemus spring/summer 2021 show is a modern take on the style.

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Pro tip: They look pretty fashionable with high-waisted pants and a blazer. So easy!

Clogs

I’m willing to bet that clogs will never go away. They’re just too comfortable! And versatile! Peep these floral Miu Miu ones from the designer’s spring/summer runway show.

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For extra retro vibes, accessorize with a bandana and sunglasses when you take your clogs out for a spin.

Crochet

Crochet is ev-er-y-where these days, from NYFW (see here at the Altuzarra spring/summer show) to the racks at all your fave stores.

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Gabrielle Union wore a see-through dress in the knit material and it just looks so summery and pretty!

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There’s more to check out. Click the link below and behold more ’70’s.

Source: All the Retro ’70s Fashion Trends Making a Comeback (msn.com)

These Haircuts Are Going To Be Huge in 2021

By Kaitlyn Yarborough  for Southern Living©

If last year focused on natural texture and no-fuss hairstyles, 2021 is gearing up to be all that and then some. Ringing in a new year calls for fresh starts of all kinds, making it the perfect time for new hair trends to guide us straight to the salon.

We’re taking last year’s low-maintenance styling up a notch with statement-making cuts that do all the work and call back to decades past—only the fashionable ones, of course. If you’ve been wanting to make a chop, there are shaggy layers, blunt fringe, and retro styles just waiting to be shorn. (We’re talking modern updates on vintage bobs, bangs, and long cuts, too.)

Here are the trendy haircuts you’ll be seeing everywhere this year.

Blunt Collarbone Cut

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A lob that hits right at your collarbone is *the* most flattering length. Full stop. That’s all we need to say on the matter.

Textured Layers

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You can add so much more texture to naturally fine hair using layers, layers, and more layers—focusing midway down the hair to the ends ensures you don’t lose too much volume. 

Short and Wild Shag

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Nothing flatters a head full of curls like a classic shag. It’s definitely the cool girl cut of the bunch.

To see your next, maybe, hairstyle, click the source:

Source: These Hair Trends Are Going to be Huge in 2021 | Southern Living

I Agree With Gen Z: Skinny Jeans Are Over

TikTok has decided it’s time to retire this ’00s trend. Here’s what to wear instead.

By Samantha Sutton

Last week, I, along with many millennials, found myself down a TikTok rabbit hole, getting schooled on what’s ‘cool’ according to Gen Z. Long story short? Apparently, it’s time to stop side-parting our hair, using the laugh-crying emoji, and wearing skinny jeans — unless you’re OK with looking totally out of the loop.

Personally, I was surprised; the side-part is super flattering, and the laugh-crying emoji is still my go-to. However, when it comes to jeans, I have to agree. In my book, skinnies have been over for a while, and breaking up with this style was one of the best fashion choices I’ve made in a long time.

I can barely remember a time when people didn’t wear skinny jeans, but I can tell you about one of my earliest pairs, which I bought right when the trend started to rise in the mid-2000s. They were dark blue from dELiA*s (my go-to store in high school, mostly for the cute graphic tees), and I’m pretty sure I sacrificed a full lifeguarding check to buy them. At the time, I prided myself in being one of the first people I knew to wear all the things, so when teen magazines and CW shows signaled that skinnies were the new “it” item, you can bet I rushed to add them to my wardrobe (alongside super high-waisted shorts and pointed-toe flats, since this was circa-2006).

Of course, I’m also a firm believer in doing what makes you feel your best, so if skinny jeans bring you joy, don’t let the Internet trick you into giving them ’em up. (Admittedly, I’m still holding onto a single leopard pair that are just the right amount of stretchy and fun.) Now that I’m not in high school, I value personal style and preference over hopping on whatever is ‘hot’ for the moment — so, yes, I’ll continue parting my hair on the side and laugh-crying when it feels appropriate.

However, if you, like me, are actually kind of over skinny jeans, I have plenty of ideas for making — and nailing — this simple transition.

Let Loose

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Opt for styles that are looser, much like the celeb-loved wide-leg jeans, boyfriend jeans, mom jeans, or even flares. There are tons of options out there, and all of them are just as versatile as your old favorite.

Worried about wind escaping up your pant leg without the protection of something skin-tight? Look for jeans that are in the carrot-leg territory, meaning they’re roomy up top but get thinner toward the bottom, providing a barrier on chilly days.

Keep ‘Em Cropped

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As a petite woman, some of my favorite jeans are actually cropped or have a kick-flare design. Even Sarah Jessica Parker is a fan of these styles, since they tend to have a leg-elongating effect.

Remember to Roll

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The good news about non-skinny jeans is that they’re easier to alter without the help of a tailor. If you have a boot-cut pair that seems a tad too long, or you want to show off your shoes a little more, roll or cuff your pants before heading out the door.

Start Wearing Socks

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Another big trend that won’t quit is showing off longer-length, chunky socks, which is easier to embrace with loose, cropped, or rolled jeans. Think of this look as the more modern but just-as-warm take on tucking your jeans into your boots (although, you can still pull that trick, too, by using bulkier boots styles such as Dr. Martens).

Find Versatile Footwear

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At first, you may feel a bit stumped choosing shoes to wear with your wide-leg, boyfriend, mom, or kick-flare jeans. But, there’s no need to over-complicate it. I’ve found that most denim styles look great with a simple white sneaker or white bootie, but you can even dress up your look with heels or go super preppy with loafers. It’s all about experimenting, so leave some time to try on a few different pairs before heading out the door.

Source: Are Skinny Jeans Still in Style? What to Wear Instead of Skinny Jeans in 2021 | InStyle

Balayage For Strawberry Blonde

By by Maggie Mulhern for Modern Salon

Stephanie Shellenberger (@Stephanie_stylist), a balayage expert at Randy Currie of Currie Hair Skin Nails in Glen Mills, PA, says this first-time balayage guest came to her to transition from an all-over foil design. “I blended away her foil lines creating a seamless effect leaving her with a sunkissed feel at the root and bold blonde on her ends.”

Here, she shares the formula and HOW TO:

STEP 1: Blend Pravana Guy Tang Balayage Lighenter using 4-6 activator. Apply (using Framar brushes) in a heavy balayage placement as shown.

STEP 2: Process for 20 minutes and then rinse.

STEP 3: Gloss at the bowl with Redken Shades Cream 11/2 09na 1/4 09wb 10 volume.

Source: Balayage For Strawberry Blonde – Wellness – Modern Salon