Midi Rings

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Brands that sell these: Brandy Melville- www.brandymelvilleusa.com; Forever21- forever21.com

To be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with rings. I believe I have this curse where my rings fall off at the most inopportune times. (I lost my expensive ring in the grass twice and had to search around for hours to retrieve it.) Midi rings sound like my worst nightmare. But, I have to talk about it since they are getting popular.

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Baby V wearing a midi

Midi rings are essentially just small rings made to fit between the upper joints of your finger instead of between the knuckle and middle joint. They allow ring fanatics to wear even more rings all over their hands. My opinions aside, midi rings offer a modern take on jewelry and actually look attractive on the hand. I prefer thin midi rings because of their elegance, but they come in all shapes and sizes.

If you have fat fingers though, you may have a hard time since some retailers have a “one size fits all” thing. But, you can always just…buy a small ring? They are pretty much child sized rings so just grab a size 5 ring and wow you have your own midi ring.

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I don’t own any midi rings, like I said, so I don’t have much to say. This is geared towards women (since its jewelry lol) but guys who enjoy wearing rings might see this trend expand to men’s accessories in the distant future. At F21, they’re super cheap, around 2-4 bucks. At other places they might be a bit more pricey but for sure cheaper than the normal sized rings they sell. Anyways, I hope to try these out for myself soon.

TL;DR: Hop on the jewelry bandwagon and pick up some midi rings!

Bushy Brows

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Cara Delevingne

Another beauty trend that’s been as popular as “the bob” since the end of last year is strong eyebrows. This is more of an admiration though, since it’s mostly celebrities that have been rocking the thick brows. Some popular examples are model Cara Delevingne, actress Lily Collins, and actor/ singer Darren Criss. In their cases, big brows are what identify and separate them from other celebrities.

Majority of humans don’t have perfectly full yet thin and maintained brows. It’s a chronic struggle amongst women, especially. Those with sparse brows may have a difficult time achieving this looking on a daily basis, but those with wild brows may be in luck. For the surprisingly more fortunate, you will be thrilled to know that you don’t have to spend an hour tweezing your caterpillars every 3 days. With the gradual acceptance of bushy brows, now you can do the bare minimum and then end up looking like a fashion icon.

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Andrew Garfield

Personally, I think it depends both on personality and style, but not so much facial features. Usually, any woman who is confident in her personal style can pull off the strong brows whereas someone with less of a fashion identity might come off as unkempt. And, when you have the brows, you need to know how to rock them. That’s where confidence comes into play. You’re dealing with a fashion statement, so being shy about it will make people think you aren’t taking care of your brows. This probably sounds like an in depth analysis on something as trivial as eyebrows, but it takes serious skill to pull off such a bold look.

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The gorgeous Lily Collins

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As said before, even those with sparse brows can achieve this look, but it does take a little more effort. The trick is to thicken and darken all over, but concentrate from mid brow to the front and then taper from the second half of the arch down.  If you’re blond, test out a variety of colors from a grayish tint to a deep brown. For brunettes, stick between a few shades lighter that your hair color to a few shades down. Remember, too dark might look fake, especially if your brows are sparse to begin with.

After you find your color, there are a variety of ways to apply that color and thickness to your brows. A complete brow regimen consists of a brow powder; pencil; or marker, and over it a brow gel or wax. Small strokes are key to making the brows look natural.

In conclusion, it’s all trial and error, but I hope my tips help.

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The equally gorgeous Darren Criss

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Unless you’re metrosexual, makeup is not up your alley. Most men don’t take care of their brows all, and the rest probably only trim the hairs once in a blue moon. This article is mostly just reassurance, that if you have thick brows like in the picture above, you’re actually fashionable! (WOW!)

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My fave Lucy Hale

Thick brows are not for everyone, but if you manage to try it out, you’ll find yourself with an overall youthful appearance. Thin arched brows exhibit maturity while soft bushy eyebrows are cute and fresh. Considering Cara and Lily pretty much got famous because of their brows, I suggest trying this out if you want to be a trendsetter this season.

TL;DR: Go for thick, dark brows this season if you want to look young and fashionable.

Overalls

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(this pic is old but omg i found a young katie holmes in overalls so perfect)

Brands that sell these: Forever21 (their selection shifts pretty often so you probs have to wait until fall for overalls to come back sry) and i guess department stores? [this section is starting to not make sense.]

Overalls are overall pretty awesome *laughter*.  They’re great for any size or gender, providing for a laid back, tomboyish vibe that makes it look like you put zero effort but still managed to look fashionable.

I understand why people might not like these. They aren’t too practical if you need to go to the bathroom, for starters. And if you don’t wear it correctly, you will end up looking like you tried too hard (or like a cowboy). But if you learn how to wear them properly, i.e. wear the right clothing underneath, you can be the definite head-turner at the local coffee shop.

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Considering people will be staring at you when you wear them (are overalls THAT foreign to people idk), I don’t suggest wearing these on a daily basis. Try to implement this staple piece every now and then, especially in spring and fall. Overall shorts are cute on girls and overall pants are great on both guys and girls.

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For dem girls: Overalls can be overdressed with a printed collar button-up underneath, a statement necklace, and some boots or under-dressed with a white tank top, a scarf, and some comfy sandals. As shown above on the runway models, overalls are chic in any color or length.

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For dem b0ys: I know its a finer line for boys, since one wrong move and you could end up looking like a plumber or cowboy. BUT, you could also look like a dapper, European-esque, vintage, pretty boy with an amazing fashion sense and a row of women on each arm. Jokes aside, guys should wear overalls more often. I suggest pairing it with a long sleeved shirt and some oxfords. Keep it simple and you’ll go a long way.

If you dont like overalls, you could always go for clip-on suspenders. They do the trick and are easier to put on.

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Celebrities and Asian people, two things that I will include in every post.

Since this is such a general trend, I can’t list a specific price, but, good quality overalls range from $40-$150 (denim is expensive yo). As stated before, overalls are tremendously versatile and can be worn for special occasions (just wear a different fabric like leather or polyester) or for everyday (the looser, more ripped, more faded = the more laid-back). Go out and buy a pair. You won’t regret it!

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TL;DR: Be comfy and causal in these on-trend overalls. ’nuff said.

Bob Haircut

 

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Entering into spring 2014, the latest hair trend is now shifting from long tresses to short, playful hair. Fashion icons like Lily Collins and Emma Roberts have recently gone public with this new hairstyle and have gotten every tabloid and fashion magazine publishing an article about it.

I personally am too afraid to try the new trend myself, but have thought about it many times. The pluses of having short hair compared to my currently super long hair are using up less shampoo and conditioner, having healthier looking hair, and not having my hair get caught on everything. While I am a bit reluctant to jump into the new season with this style, I bet I’ll eventually give in.

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All high-end hairstylists agree, the bob is what all celebrities are asking for since 2014 has started. the trick is to start with a long bob and ease your way into shorter hair. You might regret it if you cut the hair too short on the first try. Also, body and volume are key and add to the mobility of the hair.

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I highly suggest high schoolers and college students try the bob, since it’s low maintenance and gives off a carefree and flirty vibe. All the girls at my school are currently sporting extra long, natural hair, but chances are that everyone will have a bob by the end of the year.

TL;DR: Get a bob, it’s what all the celebrities are trying this season.