What the Flare?!

As the seasons evolve so does fashion (but I am sure you realized that for yourself already). Especially this spring season. This spring season, fashion does not have many barriers. The bra-less movement has come back bigger than ever; mixing patterns has become a huge trend; and asymmetrical cuts have made a comeback, trickling down to the streets. However, there is one common style that is trending. Have you noticed what it is (other than the hint from the title of this post)? Well I will give you a hint… it rhymes with “dare” (there’s some irony behind the reason I picked that particular word. Stay tuned)!

Whether your style is city chic or boho vibes you cannot argue that flare is definitely the trend of the season. Like the 70’s… bigger is better! DVF is one of many brands that is taking this trend by the horns and incorporating it into high fashion. DVF has always be recognized for taking bold risks, using vibrant colors, and innovating elegant cuts. And as DVF continues to be recognized for its unique and elaborate designs the brand continues to set the pace.

Other high fashion brands such as Chanel and Gucci have also got creative and took interest with this trend. From unique flared pants to bell-sleeve tops, it is recognized. Even fast fashion brands such as H&M, Forever 21, and Zara have also took initiative with this trend.

The thing I have noticed about the modern flare trend is that many women are intimidated by it. Majority of women are still very adapt to tight-fitted clothes. Last years’ big trends were leggings, denim shorts, and bodycon dresses. So, you can see why some women are having a hard time adjusting to a style that is the complete opposite of what they are used to.

Being a personal stylist I often notice some women want to try more flared clothes but are hesitant to try them. The same women are hesitant to try ruffles and scalloped edges which are also huge in fashion right now. When the ones who take the courage to try them on they discover that they actually love the flared style. I even experienced this while styling my own sister. So, it is not that women do not trust personal stylists, fashion influencers, or even brands such as Gucci… it is simply that they are timid to try them.

So, my question is, what is there to be afraid of? What the flare?!! Fashion changes night and day. Do not let a little bit of flare intimidate you, ladies. If you’ve been interested in even considering the new flared look I encourage you to try it! Better yet, I DARE you. See what I did there? 😉

But all jokes aside, we live in an era where there is constant and never-ending change. Many styles can be hit or miss. There is so much versatility and various perspectives in fashion today. And that is truly the beautiful thing about it! Anything goes when you have the right styling.

Some days I wear flared pants or a batwing sleeve romper and other days I wear leggings with a fitted top. I enjoy taking risks with both. And just like fashion, every woman is versatile and has their own perspective. It is such a revolutionary and beautiful thing! I personally like both tight-fitted and flared styles. Which do you prefer?

Here are some examples of trendy flared looks:

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https://www.talever.com/2018-strapless-wide-leg-striped-linen-jumpsuits-with-pockets.html

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https://www.talever.com/talever-sexy-strap-deep-v-neck-sleeveless-cold-back-women-jumpsuits.html 

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https://www.talever.com/chic-tied-off-the-shoulder-pleated-floral-print-romper-jumpsuits.html

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https://www.talever.com/white-ruffle-v-neck-cute-a-line-cotton-casual-dress.html

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https://www.talever.com/gray-round-neck-cold-back-jumpsuit.html

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3 Places You Need to Visit in Milan!

Ciao bella! This week I traveled to beautiful Milano and have enjoyed a lot of time sight-seeing. In the four days I’ve been here I have seen and learned a lot. This is the first country I have been to outside of the states so each experience has been new and exciting for me! Here are my three favorite places I have visited so far!

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DSCN2155 copyThe Duomo Cathedral is one of Italy’s largest and most famous attractions. It is the world’s largest Gothic cathedral and second largest Catholic cathedral. Duomo di Milano is dedicated to Saint Mary of the Nativity. It took nearly six centuries to build beginning in 1386, being completed in 1965. You are also able to visit inside which is personally my favorite part. Stay tuned for my vlog to see more!

Fun Fact: Duomo di Milano has more statues than any other building in the world with a total of 3,159 statues.

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The Navigli is also a very famous attraction in Milan, Italy. The neighborhood is dated all the way back to 1179. The waterways were initially built to connect Milan to the nearby lakes to transport goods which included precious marble from Candoglia, used to build Duomo di Milano.

Fun Fact: Legend has it that Leonardo Da Vinci helped develop the renovation of Milan’s canals in 1482.

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Corso Como 10 is a very famous concept store in Milan, Italy. In 1990, Carla Sozzani, former fashion editor and publisher, opened a gallery featuring art, photography, fashion, and design called Galleria Carla Sozzani. It is located in garage 10 of Corso Como in Milan. More than 250 exhibitions have taken place here. It is a great place for both tourists and locals. Corso Como 10 also has a cafe which makes it a perfect place for lunch!

Fun Fact: The gallery has its own publishing company which is dedicated to art, photography, fashion, and design like the gallery.

Milan is a very beautiful city with many different attractions and things to do! I have only been here four days and have already experienced so much. Being in the world’s fashion capital has been a dream come true for me! If you love fashion and art as much as I do then you will be sure to love it to! Stay tuned for more adventure! Ciao!

My Top 10: June

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1. “Tell Me” x Sabrina Claudio 

I am so obsessed with this song! I listen to it almost everyday. I discovered Sabrina Claudio on Spotify (via “Confidently Lost”) and she instantly became my new favorite artist! You can tell from her music that she is heavily influenced by Jazz music which I love (Jaz is literally one of my four middle names)!

2. “4 Lit” x B.o.B ft. Ty Dolla $ign & T.I.

Like many songs, I came about this song by my boyfriend playing it. It’s honestly tied with “Tell Me” as my most favorite. The beat is so dope and has a sonic sound. The title speaks for itself.

3. “Unravel” x Sabrina Claudio

This is one of Sabrina Claudio’s newer songs. I really love the energy and melody.

4. “Unforgettable” x PnB Rock

In my opinion PnB Rock is one of the few artists who actually deserved being titled a XXL freshman… but I won’t get into that. It would be a whole other post. This song is hot! He put a nice twist to the song.

5. “Cranes in the Sky” x Solange

I am questioning myself on why I don’t listen to Solange more often. I should probably re-evaluate my life more but this song is amazing. Solange is so brilliant, unique, and creative. She does such a great job of putting her talent in her music and visuals.

6. “Weekend” x SZA

How predictable was this? We all know that SZA just came out with her new album, “Ctrl” (unless you’re living under a rock) and it is fiiiiiirrrrre! I change the lyrics and make my own when I am singing it but SZA did her thing! Her voice is so pure and beautiful. If you haven’t listened to this song (or her album) make sure you do!

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7. “Whatever You Need” x Meek Mill x Chris Brown

Me and my friends back home all love this song. It’s a great collab and summer song!

8. “Redbone” x Childish Gambino

This is kinda self-explanatory… I don’t even think I really need to say anything else.

9. “Wild Thoughts” x DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

Another One! Look guys, DJ Khaled used to get on my last nerve but I respect the man and his hustle. This song just proves that he’s a creative genius from the song sample to the artists he chose. He’s doing his thing.

10. “Set It Off” x Bryson Tiller

I am honestly sad that this is the only song I truly enjoyed off of his new album. I had high expectations being that his last project was amazing as hell. Well thank you for this one Bryson.

What do you guys think of these songs? Tell me what your top 10 of June is. Ciao!

 

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