Punk is back, Alright?

The punk trend has taken over the runway (Photo Courtesy of Fashionising.com)

The punk trend has taken over the runway (Photo Courtesy of Fashionising.com)

The rock star rule over leather, studs, boots, and rips is coming to an end as the punk style is spreading beyond nights onstage to days in the city running errands. Instead of the coveted look being only for those of the punk type, anyone can join in, but now with a glam punk rock hit as a new fashion trend.

The punk rock star lifestyle is stereotyped as one of babes and booze, unfaithfulness, and gallivanting around cities. The side of the rocker life that people do not see is the sleepless nights, countless hours on the road, and the constant pressure from people all across the world. Leather jackets, tattered tees, soft flannels, ripped jeans, heavy boots, dark makeup, and a ‘I hate everyone’ attitude may describe the rocker attitude, but there’s a way to dress the part without having to act upon it. The lifestyle isn’t attached to the style, but it doesn’t hurt to play a little dress up sometimes, right?

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Peplum for All

The peplum trend on the runway, more avant-guarde than what we see in stores. (Photo Courtesy of Fashion Tag)

The peplum trend on the runway, more avant-guarde than what we see in stores. (Photo Courtesy of Fashion Tag)

When peplums are mentioned, both sexes tend to be confused. Not everyone is fashion savvy, especially when a word like peplum is concerned. According to freedictionary.com, peplum is “a flared ruffle attached to the waist of a jacket, bodice, etc.” Peplum has found its way into the closets of women everywhere as skirts, dresses, tops, etc. Peplum is an easy way to dress up a simple outfit with one touch. Instead of a jeans and t-shirt comfortable outfit, a peplum top and jeans is dressier, but still comfortable. Today, it seems that price and comfort level are high factors in deciding on purchasing clothing items. It’s not difficult to find cheap peplum items from stores like Target or Forever 21, or if you want better quality, well-made items, stores like Express and Nordstrom. Continue reading

Menswear Not Just for Men?

Menswear on the runway, with a femme twist.

Menswear on the runway, with a femme twist. (Photo by: Elle)

Fashion trends mean different things for women and men. Some women see fashion as their life, while others see it as an unnecessary expensive world. This is similar with men, fashion differs based on the person. Women and men show diversity in the trends they accept and decline, and how they choose to follow and perceive them. Trends mean different things to different types of people, but especially differ in the minds of men and women.

The trend of menswear has found its way in and out of the fashion world for years. Parts of menswear have become a staple for business and career women today. Blazers, trouser pants, constructed blouses or dress shirts, and tuxedo shoes have been adapted from menswear styles that women currently use for their jobs to look professional.

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