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The time is now and the New year is riding our heels, before you know it, Three… Two… One… and everyone’s shouting “Happy New Years!” Off to a new start and possibly even a new look.
But before we take it here, lets discuss bringing in the New Year in style.
Over the years New Years has transitioned into a Fashion Night of its own.
One night full of glitz and glam. Big hair and fun makeup, from sequins and furs to leather and studs.
With Plenty of options this night will definitely be one of a kind. For girls like myself, who are last minute and unsure we have little to no time to decide on a look, lets narrow down our options.
For starters you need a color story. This in itself will narrow down the look.
2012 was a year full of new trends but most importantly color. Pastels like nude, blush pink, lavender, mint and gold play a huge role this year from beginning to end.
This color palette transitioned from Spring to Holiday colors, keeping that innocent “Girl Next Door” look fresh and new. 
By Vanessa Wright
Dec 31, 2012

The time is now and the New year is riding our heels, before you know it, Three… Two… One… and everyone’s shouting “Happy New Years!” Off to a new start and possibly even a new look.

But before we take it here, lets discuss bringing in the New Year in style.

Over the years New Years has transitioned into a Fashion Night of its own.

One night full of glitz and glam. Big hair and fun makeup, from sequins and furs to leather and studs.

With Plenty of options this night will definitely be one of a kind. For girls like myself, who are last minute and unsure we have little to no time to decide on a look, lets narrow down our options.

For starters you need a color story. This in itself will narrow down the look.

2012 was a year full of new trends but most importantly color. Pastels like nude, blush pink, lavender, mint and gold play a huge role this year from beginning to end.

This color palette transitioned from Spring to Holiday colors, keeping that innocent “Girl Next Door” look fresh and new. 

By Vanessa Wright

Pantone, the world’s leading color experts, have chosen Emerald as it’s color of the year for 2013. 
For more than a decade, Pantone’s color of the year has set the color standard for interior design, beauty and fashion trends. Last year’s vibrant, red-orange hue “Tangerine Tango” was all over the runways and in mainstream fashion, and this year’s pick seems to be upholding the trend.
According to Pantone’s website, designers Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore, Barbara Tfank, NAHM and Marimekko are working the color into their upcoming spring collections. Sephora has also teamed up with the color institution to create products that showcase the gemstone shade.
“Green is the most abundant hue in nature,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute on the official Pantone website. ”The human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum.” 
The color is said to promote balance, harmony, growth, healing and unity.
-By Patricia Rocha
A-maizing Harvest Dress in Green; Modcloth, $50
Visibility Oak Jacket in Leaf Green; Modcloth, $56
Even & Odd Lace-up Heels; Zolando, $42
Vibrant Green Quartz and Diamond Earrings; 1stdibs
Dec 13, 2012

Pantone, the world’s leading color experts, have chosen Emerald as it’s color of the year for 2013. 

For more than a decade, Pantone’s color of the year has set the color standard for interior design, beauty and fashion trends. Last year’s vibrant, red-orange hue “Tangerine Tango” was all over the runways and in mainstream fashion, and this year’s pick seems to be upholding the trend.

According to Pantone’s website, designers Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore, Barbara Tfank, NAHM and Marimekko are working the color into their upcoming spring collections. Sephora has also teamed up with the color institution to create products that showcase the gemstone shade.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute on the official Pantone website. ”The human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum.” 

The color is said to promote balance, harmony, growth, healing and unity.

-By Patricia Rocha

A-maizing Harvest Dress in Green; Modcloth, $50

Visibility Oak Jacket in Leaf Green; Modcloth, $56

Even & Odd Lace-up Heels; Zolando, $42

Vibrant Green Quartz and Diamond Earrings; 1stdibs

Dec 9, 2012 / 3 notes

Thursday evening we headed downtown to the Bakersfield Christmas Parade where we were able to find a few people for our street style search. 

With mist in the air and the chill breeze, the scene and atmosphere could not have been any better for holiday spirits and winter wear.

The first girl we came to find was Samantha Ramos. 

For the evening, Samantha sported a gingam shirt layered with a denim jacket, along with black denim. She accessorized with a cream over-sized scarf and brown riding boots.

The next two girls we spotted happened to be Jackie Tabbytosavit and Reyna Reyes.

Jackie stayed true to the weather pairing black combat boots, black denim and a brown leather jacket.

While Reyna chose to go with a pop of green in her outfit.

The final lady of the evening was Malorie Carlo.

She is a great example of a simple yet stylish outfit by layering a hooded sweater with a chambray top and her choice of boots instead of Uggs.

Lastly, we found two men, Nate Wong and Anthony Pantoja.

Nate had the collegiate look down by layering his collared shirt with a sweater and simple khakis along with moccasins.

Anthony kept his look urban by layering his LRG shirt with an anorak and accessorizing with an Oakland athletic’s hat.

By the end of the evening we had found what we wanted and we were still able to enjoy the view of Santa along with the screaming joys of all the children.

-By Isiah Ramos

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Dec 4, 2012

It was brought to my attention at our last meeting here at TSL that some of our male followers out there would like to see a bit more of an urban type of style featured on our site. As they were telling me this I couldn’t help but agree.

When someone says an urban type of style, I generally picture pieces that are more rugged and edgy such as: denim, chino pants, plaid, hoodies, graphic and basic tees.

The great thing about urban style is that you really can’t go wrong with it. Just pair a simple LRG graphic tee with a pair of denim, layer it with a varsity jacket and throw on some Nike Free Trainers or Air Force 1’s. 

Lastly, you can accessorize with a watch, a beanie or a snap back, whichever you prefer.

Major brands for urban style are Nike, LRG, Crooks and Castles, and 10 Deep.

One great Website that I recently found online was www.drjays.com here you can find all of these brands for great prices.

Now if you’re like me, and typically don’t like ordering online simply because of the wait, you can head-on-down to your local mall where all these brands and fashions can be found. 

Tilly’s, PacSun and Zumiez are the best places to find urban wear.

-By Isiah Ramos

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Urbanization by styleleak on Polyvore

LRG Charter School Mens Letterman Jacket / LRG Core Collection TS Cargo Pant Men’s /LRG Camo Giraffe Mens T-Shirt / LRG Field Research Men’s / Nike Dunk Hi Premium, $130

Dec 2, 2012

Leopard print has always been seen as sexy but certain prints can drastically change your outfit from looking chic to cheap.

Leopard print can come in different ranges of how realistic leopard print can be.

The more the print resembles an actual leopard, the more sophisticated and sexy you will look.

If you’re going out to a dinner party, club or a business meeting I would steer away from abstract prints and move closer to a realistic print.

If you’re going some where casual like walking around downtown, I would go for more of the abstract leopard print because it looks more youthful and fun.

Choosing the wrong print for the wrong occasion could cause you to look tacky or over-dressed.

-By Chrystal Fortt

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Realistic Vs. Abstract Leopard Print by styleleak featuring distressed skinny jeans

Lipsy leopard dress, $72 / Button shirt / AllSaints distressed skinny jeans / Madison Harding / Brian Atwood black suede heels / Lulu Guinness animal print clutch / Kenneth Jay Lane long chain necklace / Antique bracelet / Dolce&Gabbana beaded earrings / Fantasy Jewelry Boxblack bracelet / Susan Caplan Vintage gold clip on earrings, $680
Nov 30, 2012 / 1 note

When we went on our first street-style hunt, one of the places we went to was the Marketplace; It seemed like everyone in town was lined up at the theater that Saturday afternoon and almost EVERYONE was wearing a basic top, leggings, boots, and a bag.

As we were scouting out people with a nice fashion sense, I couldn’t help but notice that        there were many potential cute-basic outfits but there always seemed to be something “off” about each outfit.

There are ways to dress up a basic outfit but still have a trendy, effortless look.

The first thing that caught my attention was the choice of shoes. 

A lot of people were wearing Uggs with their leggings.

I say ditch the Uggs and invest in a nice pair of boots because they are more fashion-forward.

Uggs may be warm, comfortable and easy but boots are too!

Wearing boots instead of Uggs can really speak to your individual style.

The second thing was the choice of tops, there were a lot of basic Tee’s without a layering piece.

If you wear a basic Tee with leggings your T-shirt needs to be oversized first-of-all and second-of-all it should be layered with a cute leather jacket or blazer.

If you don’t want to wear a layering piece then wear a top that is a little different than your average T-shirt.

Justine Frerichs is a good example, she wore a long sleeve button-up top that had a color block strip from shoulder-to-shoulder.

The last thing I noticed, there was a lack of accessories.

All you have to do is add a couple of bracelets, a couple of rings, and/or a scarf.

The jewelry can be anything you want it to be but a simple gold bangle and a neutral-color ring is good enough.

A scarf can also transform your outfit because it can be that one piece that adds color, print, or texture.

-By Chrystal Fortt

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Mango jumper sweater / White winter coat / Elastic waist pants / Tory Burch side zip boots / Charlotte Russe summer handbag / Kenneth Jay Lane gold plated jewelry / Cheap Monday bangle jewelry, $25 / Burberry cashmere shawl
Nov 28, 2012 / 3 notes

Hey bloggers, I’m sure you’ve all begun to notice retailers pushing the sale of “Sequins and Fur.” It’s literally all you see when your entering most stores!

What I’m noticing is that most young women walk right on past those cute sequins tops and fur vests/coats! Little do they know they’re missing out on stylish holiday peices that can be worn all year round! 

Most young women are so afraid of the two that they don’t even bother to take a second look. They may not work well together but, paired with the right pieces, you’ll feel and look amazing! Here are stylish, but simple, ways to rock sequins and fur.

Sequins: Starting with a sequins top as your statement piece you outfit around, meaning you base your overall outfit off your top. For example, you purchase a Mint Sequins Top, your next peice would be a neutral bottom. Let’s say a light wash denim pant, or you could go with black liquid leggings. Since we’re in holiday season, fall weather is cool.

Your next piece would be a layering piece. Here we have options this season. Knit cardigans are in, as well as leather jackets and pea coats. This will play down the sequins, as well as add to your outfit. Next throw on some cute angle booties or knee length boots and your ready to go.

Fur: Holiday season isn’t the only time you can wear fur, but it’s the most appropriate. The weather is right, the feeling is there, why not feel like a million bucks! Fur vests and coats can easily change the look of the most simple outfit there is. Throw on your favorite band-tee, along with a cute pair of black denim pants or black leggings.

Next, pick out a nice pair of black wedges or knee-length boots, depending on the occasion. Add on heavy accessories, along with dark lipstick. From there, put your hair in a high bun. Once you’re dressed, add on the Fur jacket or vest of your choice. Simple right!

Sequins and Fur are not just holiday pieces they can be used in your everyday wardrobe. Fur is just a laying peice that can bring the simplest outfit to life. Sequins add texture and can be the perfect statement piece. All you need is confidence – style has no limits, day or night.

-By Vanessa Wright

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