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Fashion Trends for a Stylish Spring/Summer Look in 2016

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You don’t have to be a celebrity like Ariana Grande, Ciara, Sienna Miller, Kerry Washington or even the Duchess of Cambridge to rock it in the latest trends this spring and summer. With designers at all price points taking cues from Fashion Week Spring 2016, there are affordable and fashionable looks out there — you just need to know what you’re searching for!

 

Colors of the Spring/Summer Fashion Trends

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The PANTONE® Fashion Color Report for Spring 2016 points to “colors that transport us to a happier, sunnier place, where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the PANTONE Color Institute.

These colors for both men and women include (from left) rose quartz, peach echo, serenity, snorkel blue, buttercup, limpet shell, lilac gray, fiesta, iced coffee and green flash. (See the website for the PANTONE numbers.)

 

Highlights of the Spring/Summer Fashion Trends

Flirty Slip Dresses

Slinky slip dresses are the ticket this spring, according to Marie Claire magazine. This sexy look incorporates underwear/lingerie as outerwear. Gotta love the comfort of silk and satin!

Large Plaids

Elle magazine points to “blown-out plaid” as a hot look this season. So, look for the checked prints, ladies!

Off the Shoulder

Another trendy fashion involves showing a little skin, reports Vogue magazine. Baring your shoulders, that is. Off-the-shoulder styles and cool cut outs rule this season.

Ruffles

Ruffles are a key detail trend this spring and summer. Glamour magazine shares that “This season’s ruffles are subtle, romantic and feminine.”

High Shine Fabrics

Think shiny, shimmery metallic, ladies. This goes for accessories, too. Sequins and any shiny material makes a high-impact piece out of a simple garment, according to Vogue magazine.

Suede

A flashback to the ’70s, suede is a hot look this season. The soft, delicate fabric is now season-less, much like leather the last few years, according to InStyle magazine.

Super Stripes

“The stripe is oh so right” this season, says Marie Claire magazine. And, we’re not talking thin, subtle stripes. It’s all about broad bands of color in bright tones.

Denim

The big trends in denim, says Vogue magazine, are printed denim, the long skirt, patchwork denim, feminine looks and the ’90s skater jean. Cropped flare jeans are also hot.

Big Sleeves

Puffy sleeves are back. Or, Old English sleeves as Harper’s Bazaar refers to them. The popular styles include bubble sleeves, bell sleeves and balloon sleeves. Quite a way to make a statement!

Other women’s fashion trends for this season include:

  • Spanish Influence
  • Victorian/Romantic
  • White Blouses
  • Pleats
  • Oversize Floral Prints
  • Fringe
  • Complicated Patterns/Mixed Prints
  • Maxiskirts and Dresses
  • Boldly Colored Actif-Sportif Outfits

 

Don’t Forget Your Man!

Johnny Mannah points to these men’s spring/summer fashion trends in his article on The Trend Spotter website.

  • Overalls
  • White Chinos/Trousers
  • Bomber Jackets
  • Fifties Shirts
  • Shorter Shorts

Utilitarian and monochromatic looks are also hot for men this season.

 

Resources for the Latest Fashion Trends

These fashion magazines will help you keep up with the hottest styles throughout the year. Simply click on the cover to learn more or subscribe!

 

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InStyle                                                                        Harper’s BAZAAR

 

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Glamour                                                                    Vanidades

 

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Vogue                                                                     People StyleWatch

 

Let the shopping begin … or, continue!

 

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Knitting Yarns Are All The Rage!

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You’d better stock up on your favorite knitting yarns, granny! Creative folks of all ages — particularly those in their 20s and 30s — are cutting in on your yarn supply!

Even Hollywood celebrities like Uma Thurman, Katherine Heigl, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Amanda Seyfried and David Arquette are in on the knitting craze.

We’re not talking a small fad here, folks. The Craft Yarn Council of America estimates that over 50 million people know how to knit, crochet and craft with yarn. Now that’s a lot of love.

I mean, close to 30,000 people follow I Love Yarn Day on Facebook. Need I say more? (BTW, it’s October 15th this year.)

So, what’s behind the madness?

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Best Outdoor Magazines for Adventure-Seekers

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Do you live for a life of adventure? The opportunity to see new, wild and beautiful places, and push yourself to the limits? Whether you’re a backpacker, climber, biker or other outdoor enthusiast, we’ve got the perfect outdoor magazines to meet your passions and inspire your next adventure.  Continue reading

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The Revenant: The Film to Beat at the Oscars

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The film that may finally get Leonardo DiCaprio his Oscar is up for several Oscars itself – a dozen, in fact, including best picture. DiCaprio’s performance is just one of several aspects that make The Revenant not only a must-see, but also an award contender.

For those who haven’t seen it for themselves yet – or for all those movie-goes who wondered, “Who is that guy? What have I seen him in before?” – here’s a rundown to prep you for the Oscars.

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Leonardo DiCaprio: Gifs to Make You Fall in Love with Him All Over Again

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The Oscars are almost here and on everyone’s mind is this: Will it finally be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year?

With his raw and stunning performance in The Revenant, plus a diverse resume that includes The Wolf of Wall Street, The Great Gatsby, Django Unchained, Inception, Catch Me If You Can, and, yes, Titanic, DiCaprio has secured himself a reputation as one of Hollywood’s greats.

And we can’t get enough of him. When we’re not watching his movies, we’re following him across the covers and pages of our favorite magazines, catching every glimpse into the superstar’s life.

According to IMDB, DiCaprio has been on a magazine cover 113 times, and has been interviewed and written about in Entertainment Weekly, Time, GQ, Rolling Stone, People, Us, American Cinematographer, Esquire, TV Guide, Vanity Fair and more. And he’s been in plenty of international magazines, too.

Clearly, he’s got our attention and we’ll all be waiting to hear the verdict on February 28th.

But no matter what happens at this year’s Oscars, we’ll still love Leo for all that he is and all that he’s given us. Please join me in an ode to Mr. DiCaprio, not through verse, but through gifs.

 

 

Oh, Leo. With Titanic, you splashed onto the scene. One flip of your hair was all it took to make us fall in love with you.

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But like an iceberg, your performance in Titanic was just the tip of your stunning career. You are truly a man of many hats.

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Performance after performance, you’ve showed us what it’s like to fly.

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You’ve made us laugh

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You’ve made us cry

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 We’ve felt ALL the feels.

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You’ve got the moves.

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The guts.

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The class.

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And no one can say “white cake” quite like you.

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So here’s to you, Leo.

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You do you, and never quit.

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The Results for the 2014 CMA Awards Nominations Are In

Miranda Lambert 2The CMA Awards Nominations were just announced, and the results are pretty exciting! While the nominations are none too surprising, as country music favorites like Keith Urban did well, we are excited to see who has what it takes to secure the winning title come summer. With all of the talent this year, the next CMA Awards concert certainly will be a fantastic show! Whether you own a pair of cowboy boots and listen to country music like it’s your second job or are a casual listener who simply likes to stay in the know, check out our summary of the CMA Awards nominations results.

 

Miranda Lambert stole the show and matched her previous record this year with nine nominations. She takes home nominations for Album of the Year for Platinum, Entertainer for the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year for Automatic, Music Video of the Year for Somethin’ Bad, Musical Event of the Year for Somethin’ Bad, Musical Event of the Year for We Were Us, Single of the Year for Automatic, and Song of the Year for Automatic.Dierks_Bentley-14_Feb-2009

Dierks Bentley didn’t do too shabby either by bringing home five nominations this year. He is up for winning Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Riser, Single of the Year, Song of the Year for I Hold On, and Music Video of the Year.

 

 

 

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Not surprisingly, Keith Urban also did pretty well. He received four nominations, which include Album of the Year for Fuse, Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Musical Event of the Year for We Were Us.

 

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Eric Church did well, too, with four nominations. We shall see if he brings home the winning titles for Album of the Year for The Outsiders, Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year for Give Me Back My Hometown, and Song of the Year for Give Me Back My Hometown.

 

All four of these illustrious artists are up for Album of the Year. Who do you think deserves to win?