March Style Horoscopes

Aries: Fuel your fearless spirit! Step into spring with bold leather jackets and daring sunglasses, letting patterns reflect your confidence and embody the vibrant energy of the season.

Taurus: You love to splurge, but this month, keep it real. Embrace versatility with comfy staples and jeans, grounding yourself in neutral tones. Add practical elegance with a stylish backpack this spring. Your one allowance? A killer birthday outfit. 

Gemini:  It’s never too early to think about your birthday season. This month, paint with all colors of your personality, incorporating vibrant colors and unique prints, expressing your duality with artistic jewelry.

Cancer: You’re loyal like nobody else, Cancer, but you don’t often extend that to yourself. Celebrating your own achievements with monogrammed accessories that echo your perennial strength.

Leo: Keep it sunny for spring, with a sunshine-yellow sundress paired with a statement necklace that sparkles like your vibrant personality. Slip into comfy wedges for a touch of glamor. Voila! The perfect ‘fit for frolicking.

Virgo: Rally the troops (i.e, your besties) and get coordinated outfits, or, if you’re a part of a co-ed sport’s team, make sure you have a say in the uniforms! If anyone can do it, it’s you!

Libra: You’re feeling a keen spirit for justice lately. Embrace ethical fashion and sustainable choices, allowing your style to mirror the strength of your principles. 

Scorpio: This month, you’re in your #GirlBoss era. Command attention with power suits and confident tailoring, signaling determination with strong accessories like bold belts and sturdy boots.

Sagittarius: Nobody is as positive as you, Sagittarius! Show your sunny side fully by embracing bright colors and cheerful patterns, letting playful accessories spread joy all season long.

Capricorn: Spring is an excellent time to rework your wardrobe. Opt for classic, sophisticated attire and minimalist accessories, allowing your style to exude timeless elegance like the first blossoms of spring.

Aquarius: Aquarius, rock the revolution with ethical threads and earth-loving brands. Sport a tee that shouts a cause you champion. Accessorize with bracelets supporting your favorite charity.

Pisces: You’re in fashion flow, Pisces! Embrace comfort in loose fabrics and bohemian accessories, letting your intuitive choices mirror the fluidity of spring, where renewal dances in the air.

The Perfect Corset for Every Wardrobe

The 1700s are calling, and they want their corsets back! Jk, jk, but it does seem like we’re living our best regal lives now that this gorgeous staple is back in the zeitgeist. Even still, there are so many varieties of this throwback garment, from vintage to modern. Here’s what to wear, depending on the occasion.

For the party, opt for a casual elastic lace corset with straps, so you can dance all night without worries about slippage.

For date night, go for something sweet and strapless, and make sure to pair it with a necklace which draws the eye to, well, wherever you want it to go!

For high tea brunch, it’s your moment to go classic with a bone-structured front-clasp corset, and add a tulle skirt and gloves to really play the part.

For running errands, first of all, we commend you for skipping the sweatpants. But you’ll still want something black and fully secure to keep it casual.

For the weekend, you’ll want something that garners a ton of compliments to keep the good vibes going! We recommend a pretty, flattering color and an eye-catching material like silk or velvet.

Lessons from Copenhagen: Street Style, Bogcore, and Beyond

Last month was Copenhagen Fashion Week, and we’re still reeling from the influx of inspiration from both the runways and the streets. If you’re not familiar, this Nordic fashion fiesta is not your average runway affair; it’s a celebration of Scandinavian style that effortlessly blends minimalism with bold creativity. From sustainable fashion statements to avant-garde designs, Copenhagen Fashion Week is a trendsetting playground that showcases the intersection of tradition and innovation. Here are some of our main takeaways on trends to come:

Power Clashing is back! The moment is now to mix as many patterns as possible, and one of them better be leopard print!

Via @camillemartinot

 

Via @elinorcharlotte

 

Via @sianeastmentwilliams

Texture is everything. If your ‘fit doesn’t make people want to reach out and touch it, it may be time to add more faux-fur.

Via @elinorcharlotte

 

Via @stylelovelyweb

The Reign of Dark Red. We’ve already written about the fashion world’s obsession with Black Cherry, and Copenhagen was not immune to the forbidden fruit. 

Via @morganemaurice

 

Via @voguegermany

Modern Bogcore. Its location on the Nordic peninsula means foggy, mystical climate informs a lot of fashion in Denmark. This year, it took the form in elegant greens and blues, with a casual focus on layering. 

Via @womanmagazin

Your Spring Break Haircut Is Here

Heading out on Spring break soon? There’s never been a better time to go for that bold, short haircut! Short, carefree strands perfectly align with the laid-back vibes of the season, offering low-maintenance chic that lets you focus on the beach, not your hair. Imagine strolling through campus post-break with a fresh, breezy look, ready to conquer the remainder of the semester. So, grab those scissors and we’ll cut to the chase: Here are our top three short styles for the modern girl!

1980’s Voluminous Bob

Pretty Layered Pixie

 

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The 5 Core Components of Casual Elegance

If you’ve noticed the streets are leaning more cashmere than casual lately, you’re not alone. The “old money aesthetic” has taken the world by storm, harkening to an understated wealth popular in the 1980s. If you’re looking to claim some casual elegance for yourself, here’s our official assessment of the 5 core components for dressing with a pinch of panache:

1. The Tan Trench

A trenchcoat isn’t just an outer layer; it’s the pièce de résistance that turns a casual ensemble into a runway-ready affair.

Via @valerie.kei

Via @lilyisabellaclark

2. The Maxi Skirt

A long skirt adds a touch of drama and sophistication to your wardrobe. For this look, keep away from boho and opt for tan, denim, or black, with extra points for anything leather.

Via @valerie.kei

 

Via @karyastreetstyle

3. Gray Beginnings

A gray sweater is the unsung hero that effortlessly conducts the balance between comfort and class. This piece is so essential; it’s like the salt in your wardrobe – making everything better!

Via @stylishblogstory

Via @livia_auer

4. Fine, Fine Jewelry

Whether it’s a statement necklace, a classy watch, or a bold handbag, these additions are the exclamation points in your style story! If you’re not into sparkle, an Hermés scarf will do the trick.

Via @paulaalberdi

Via @mindfulbeauties

5. Keep It Low

Millionaires don’t need to impress with stilettos. To really walk the walk, invest in a nice pair of kitten heels or lifted flats.

Via @huma_blanco

Via @luxe.collections_kenya

February Style Horoscopes

Aries: Your ruling planet, Mars, is on the move. Embrace boldness with a red leather jacket. Confidence radiates as Mercury enters Pisces, inspiring creative layering.

Taurus: Lucky Jupiter continues to bless your sign, encouraging you to indulge. Indulge in cozy textures and earthy tones. Uranus retrograde suggests a style twist—try statement earrings for added flair.

Gemini: Spring is on the horizon, bringing you back to life from a social hibernation! Experiment with mixed patterns and vibrant colors. A whimsical hat complements your Mercury-ruled charm.

Cancer: Saturn retrograde in your fellow water-sign of Pisces calls for reflection. Opt for comfort and soothing tones. A cozy oversized sweater nurtures your style during Neptune’s introspective phase.

Leo: Now is the time to shine even brighter than usual. Metallic accents dazzle—try bold gold accessories. Jupiter in Taurus amplifies your love for attention-grabbing ensembles.

Virgo: These days, you’re inspired by dreamy elegance. Embrace flowing fabrics and soft hues. Uranus retrograde signals a style shift—try a bohemian-chic scarf for a subtle change.

Libra: Exude sophistication with tailored silhouettes and classic colors. Neptune retrograde encourages subtle glamor—try a delicate lace detail for romantic appeal.

Scorpio: At winter’s end, your allure is on full volume. Experiment with edgy details and deep hues. Mars in Aquarius suggests a statement piece—rock leather pants for bold empowerment.

Sagittarius: Jupiter enters Gemini soon, fueling your free-spirited style. Embrace boho-chic with vibrant patterns. Uranus retrograde prompts a fun twist—try funky sunglasses for an eclectic touch.

Capricorn: Dance with cosmic energy in funky, celestial-inspired leggings. Embrace playful patterns and vibrant hues, adding a touch of whimsy to your sophisticated style during this celestial rendezvous.

Aquarius: Mars enters Aquarius, sparking your individuality. Experiment with futuristic styles and bold colors. Pluto retrograde suggests a standout accessory—try unconventional, statement earrings.

Pisces: Neptune retrograde in Pisces prompts ethereal charm. Embrace flowing, pastel pieces, then enhance your dreamy side with a celestial-inspired necklace for added mystical allure.

Trend Alert: The Rise of the Modern Modern Muse

With spring just weeks away, the tides of culture seem to be shifting towards a kind of hopeful romanticism. Taylor Swift has announced a dreamy-seeming new album, Tik Tok is obsessed with emulating rom-com heroines, and The Notebook is coming to Broadway. All this wistful limerence has given rise to an emerging trend we’re calling the Modern Muse aesthetic. Somewhere between bridal and boho, the white base of the muse’s palette says, “I’m married to my art.” If you’re tired of coquette and want something a bit more divine, this trend might be for you. Here are the essential elements:

Windblown Magic
There’s an almost tomboy element to the unkempt nature of a true muse. Work with your hair texture, not against it, to create an aura of effortless charm. When in doubt, a little time by the seaside or in a nearby wheat field is known to do wonders for the keratin.

 

 

Lounge Around
A muse exudes a feeling of total inner peace. If you can’t access that in this modern world, let your actions lead the way. Settle into your environment and breathe before you speak. A handy dried flower will underscore the point, at least for a photo-op.

 

Everyday Cool
The Modern Muse is an elevation of the extremely trendy “clean girl aesthetic,” taking pristine fabrics and glass skin to another level. Invest in the perfect white top – or better yet, a corset – to bring with you wherever you go. Even when you’re not in full muse getup, you can carry that quiet confidence into any situation.

 

 

Décor for Your Valentine’s Day Dinner Party

Get ready to sprinkle some extra love on your favorite ladies because Galentine’s Day is just around the corner! Picture this: heart-shaped confetti, twinkling lights, and a playlist that screams “girl power.” Start with a cute welcome sign at the door because your gal pals deserve a warm greeting. Dive into the decor with an explosion of red and pink—balloons, streamers, and, of course, heart-shaped everything. Scatter empowering notes around, turning your space into a charming love haven for your fantastic friends. 

Want to take it to the next level? Create a DIY photo booth with quirky props for unforgettable snapshots and capture the joy of your friendships. Elevate your snack game with heart-shaped treats and cupcakes that are almost too cute to eat. Don’t forget a signature Galentine’s Day punch to keep the party spirits high! The pièce de résistance? A cozy corner with cushions and blankets for those heartfelt conversations and laughter-filled moments. With these ideas, your Galentine’s Day bash is bound to be a love-filled, laughter-packed extravaganza! 

 

 

 

 

Easy Recipes for an Après-Ski Evening

After a day of hitting the slopes (or the shops – we’re not judging!) it can be hard to find the energy to make a whole après-ski spread. Luckily many of the recipes in the Alpine tradition are easily substituted with items you probably already have at home! Here are a few of our favorite easy alternatives, s rab a blanket, gather your pals, and let the après-ski feast begin!

Instead of fondue, try baked brie…
Fondue, who? Baked brie is just as delicious with half the effort. Simply pop in the oven for melty magic, then serve with thyme and jam.

Instead of hot chocolate, try a chocolate martini…
Ditch the cocoa for a chocolate martini: vodka, chocolate liqueur, cream – shake, sip, and party! If you’re still feeling fancy, line the rim with crushed peppermint.

Instead of Swiss Rösti, try baked potato chips…
Transitional Rösti is great, but who has the time? Indulge in potatoey goodness with this throwback snack, just slice up a potato or two, season, bake, and crunch!

Instead of sausage and pretzels, try salty charcuterie…
In lieu of baked pretzels, try this for a snack attack! Assemble meats, cheeses, and pickles and serve with crunchy pretzels for some salty goodness.

Get the Mob Wife Look, Minus the Danger

Double check your calendar: while it’s not that Roaring 20’s, culture has suddenly been overtaken by a dangerous aesthetic, seemingly overnight. The “Mob Wife” look is all about opulent luxury and unapologetic glamor. Marked by iconic pieces like fur coats, leopard print, glitzy jewelry, and cherry red, this is the ultimate meeting of fashion and ferocity. Here are three easy steps to claim this femme fatale style as your own.

Step 1. Perfect Your Strut

Channel your inner mob wife by perfecting the art of the confident strut. Glide with purpose, shoulders back, and chin up, letting every step exude the unapologetic confidence that defines the glamorous world of danger.

Via @junybreeze

Step 2. Be Fur Real

Timeless and showy, a fur coat is the ultimate style statement. If that’s not your thing, opt for the extravagance of leopard-print, keeping all eyes on you.

Via @mariekitsova

 

Via @jeanneandrea

Step 3. Devil’s in the Details

One thing about mob wives is, they’ve got plenty of time on their hands to lounge around in luxury. Invest in the finer things of life, like intricate nail art and over-the-top interior designs.

 

ViapolishVia @thetruthbehind_decor

January Style Horoscopes

Aries: This year, you’ll return to your most basic instincts and elements, gaining a clear sense of what makes you you. Instead of focusing on your outer layer, invest in the more intimate pieces… you get what we’re saying? Good, now make it lacey 😉 

Taurus: Lucky Jupiter remains in your sign until the end of May, closing things out right around your birthday. Make this year’s celebration one to remember – no “I’m not a birthday person” protests about this one! And of course, you’ll need a gown or suit to rule them all. 

Gemini: Jupiter enters your sign in May, bringing many months of luck and blessings. Take full advantage of this astronomical goodwill. If you see a style or a look that feels aspirational or out of your comfort zone, that’s your sign to embrace it. In 2024, you can rock anything! 

Cancer: 2024 will bring you a year of travel, which means you’ll want to pack light with the best of your essentials. While you’re still at home, focus on whittling down your wardrobe to the very best. If you can’t picture yourself wearing something on a luxury boat or highrise hotel, it’s not for you.

Leo: As a Leo, you’re probably tired of hearing about headgear. It’s true, your mane is what you are known for, but you don’t need to overly adorn your hair to shine. Invest in products, not accessories in 2024.

Virgo: Just as you like it, you’ll fly under the radar for the first portion of 2024, dear Virgo. Though you shimmer in just about every color you wear, here is your permission to go fully black-clad. Just make sure to wear luxury materials like leather and sheer silk.

Libra: You’re feeling transient and adaptable at the year’s beginning, which is most likely rooted in any Aquarius placements. Lean into your shapeshifting energy and design a few outfits based on your favorite movie and television characters. Who’s the star of 2024? It’s you!

Scorpio: The moon rules your sign at the beginning of this year, Scorpio, coming into full fruition on the 25th of the month. On this day, take note of the scents you are drawn to. Your signature perfume of 2024 will emerge from these clues.

Sagittarius: Sag? More like swag! In 2024, you will come into a style of your own. It’s been nearly a decade since you allowed yourself a personal rebrand, and Mercury decrees that now is your moment. Come summer, your wardrobe will be the envy of royalty.

Capricorn: You’ll need to watch your wallet in 2024, dear Cap. Though there are many shiny things that strike your fancy, limit yourself to just one major purchase a month. As the quality of your objects heightens, so will your life. 

Aquarius: You’re full of anxious energy as Mars prepares to enter your sign in February. For now, sate yourself by shopping the winter clearance racks, then after Valentine’s day treat yourself to the shiniest object which dazzles you most. 

Pisces: Dreamy, fate-casting Saturn remains in your sign through much of the year. Currently, it’s retrograde, which may muddle your ideas about when to shop and what to get. For now, moodboard out your spring and summer wardrobe. When Saturn goes direct in June, it’ll all become clear.

Accessories To Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Goal

Everyone’s making and sharing in and out lists for the New Year, but while you’re screenshotting hot takes, don’t forget to set some legitimate goals for 2024! Those who have established and accomplished goals know that even the smallest things can help along the journey, and often, the solution is where you least expect it. With this in mind, here are a few cute and creative accessories that may help you achieve your dreams in the coming months – whatever those dreams may be!

Get a retro piggy bank!

If you want to jet set…

Get a monogrammed passport case!

If you’re sober-curious…

Get a sample set of mocktail bitters!

If you’re on your fitness game…

Get a custom yoga tote!

If you’re starting a Good Reads account…

Get a futuristic reading lamp!

If you have creative goals…

Get an inspiring journal!

We’re Obsessed with ‘Cozy Girl Style’

It can be hard enough dressing for the cold, much less in a fashionable way. That’s why we’re obsessed with Cozy Girl Style, which embraces the weather challenges by incorporating soft, luxurious, and most importantly warm fabrics. Begone the January blues – with the right scarf, anything is possible!

Preppy Moment

@styledbyvienne

 

@silviapuertast

Let’s Hear It for the Scarf

@iamcharlotteolivia

 

@amel_nail_s

 

@neverminddressing

Solid Fabrics

@jariatudanita

 

@kerryawalker_

Feeling Fuzzy: How to Style Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year

In late December, Pantone announced its much-anticipated Color of the Year for 2024. Gentle and elegant Peach Fuzz is a warm neutral “whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.” While we at Poof Apparel may have been hoping for something a little more vivid, it’s clear that Peach Fuzz is an excellent choice for a mainstay of design and fashion. Evocative of nostalgic sunsets and fresh springtime blooms, this shade is an excellent choice to buoy any modern outfit. Here are a few styling examples we’ve got on our digital moodboards:

@themadisonrae

 

@nads.sunshine

@ladellazo

 

@samanthamcmillan_stylist

@neige.naya

 

@melissa.hernandez

Why Everyone is ‘Putting a Bow on It’

Many dubbed 2023 the “Year of the Girl” due to the Barbie movie and Taylor Swift and Beyonce’s record-breaking concert tours. Indeed, it seemed like a celebration of all things feminine surrounded us, from Pantone’s previous color of the year to Girl Dinner and beyond. In all likelihood, this is why the bow, arguably the most iconic symbol of girlhood, has swept the internet by storm in recent weeks. It all began in earnest with the coquette aesthetic, then graduated (as it often does in Internet culture) to a meme. Even when the fervor is over, there’s no doubt bows are back in the zeitgeist. If ribbons are new to your boudoir, here are a few creative and unique ways to style them:

Coquette Aesthetic

@superficialdolls

 

@glpitrst

 

@coquettevibes

Subtle Accessories

@popsugaruk

 

@loreenmussard

Ponytail Classic

@emelieolson

 

@clarissanya

 

@natalieelewis

Girlboss Bold

@despi_naka

 

@mjsicilia

Save It for Summer

@superficialdolls

December Style Horoscopes

Aries: December beckons Aries to embrace bold elegance. Opt for luxe textures and vibrant colors to reflect your dynamic energy. Let your style make a statement, whether through a striking coat or daring accessories.

Taurus: Comfort meets chic for Taurus this December. Choose cozy yet sophisticated ensembles that seamlessly transition from festive gatherings to intimate nights by the fire. Earthy tones and soft fabrics will complement your grounded charm.

Gemini: December encourages Gemini to play with contrasts. Experiment with eclectic pairings and unexpected accessories that reflect your dual nature. From classic silhouettes to avant-garde twists, let your style be as versatile as your spirit this holiday season.

Cancer: Embrace your nurturing side, Cancer, with soft textures and muted hues in December. Opt for cozy sweaters and flowing silhouettes that provide comfort without sacrificing style. Showcasing your innate elegance will leave a lasting impression.

Leo: December calls for bold and glamorous choices, Leo. Embrace luxurious fabrics, statement accessories, and regal colors to showcase your vibrant personality. Your style is meant to command attention and leave a lasting impression this festive season.

Virgo: Virgo, find perfection in simplicity this December. Opt for clean lines, neutral tones, and tailored silhouettes that exude understated elegance. Your attention to detail will shine through, making a sophisticated statement.

Libra: Balance and beauty define your December style, Libra. Choose outfits that showcase your love for harmony, with elegant fabrics, soft colors, and statement accessories. Let your style be a reflection of your innate sense of equilibrium.

Scorpio: Embrace your mysterious allure, Scorpio. Opt for dark hues, intricate details, and statement pieces that reflect your intense and magnetic energy. December invites you to captivate with a sense of drama in your fashion choices.

Sagittarius: December urges Sagittarius to express their adventurous spirit through style. Opt for bold patterns, vibrant colors, and free-spirited accessories that reflect your outgoing nature. Your fashion choices should be as lively and optimistic as your personality.

Capricorn: Capricorn, exude timeless elegance this December. Choose classic silhouettes, neutral tones, and refined accessories that showcase your sophisticated taste. Your style should embody the grace and poise that define your sign.

Aquarius: Embrace your unique and eclectic taste, Aquarius. December invites you to experiment with unconventional styles, bold colors, and avant-garde accessories. Let your fashion choices be a reflection of your progressive and individualistic spirit.

Pisces: December calls for dreamy and ethereal styles for Pisces. Opt for flowing fabrics, pastel hues, and whimsical accessories that reflect your romantic nature. Your fashion choices should transport others to a world of fantasy and imagination.

What’s Black Cherry, & Why Is It Everywhere?

What do the cowboy aesthetic, ‘80s fashion, food-based trends, and the gothic revival have in common? Two words: Black Cherry. This deep rusty red is a unifying force in almost every aesthetic trend we see coming in 2024. The best part is, it’s a universally flattering shade which you likely already have in your closet! To take your Black Cherry game to the next level, here are a few styled looks we absolutely adore:

Casually Cool

Via @carocolombani

 

Via @emika_xo

Black Cherry Bundled

Via @the.la.way

 

Via @closettherapyla

Via @mari.theoutfitcurator

 

Via @vidhyaxo

Fully High Fashion

Via @naaomiross

 

Showstopping Appetizers: Holiday Edition

‘Tis the season for festive gatherings, and what better way to kick off the merriment than with a tantalizing array of holiday appetizers? From savory bites to sweet treats, here are some hosting ideas that not only dazzle the taste buds but also add a dash of festive flair to your table. Get ready to impress your guests with these delightful holiday appetizers that are sure to spark the spirit of the season!

Charcuterie Skewers
There’s so much you can do with a toothpick and some snacks. Opt elegant and display charcuterie like darling little Christmas presents, or charm your crowd with snowman skewers – easily achieved with some tiny mozzarella balls and a well-placed carrot!

Mulled Wine Fruit Bowl
Gently poach a medley of seasonal fruits like apples, pears, and plums in a rich mulled wine reduction, where notes of cinnamon, cloves, and orange peel intertwine. As the flavors meld, a symphony of winter spices fills the air. Serve the succulent fruits in a rustic bowl, drizzling a hint of the spiced wine reduction over the top. 

Spiced Pecans
Elevate your holiday snacking with spiced pecans. Toss pecan halves with a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and a pinch of cayenne for a hint of heat. Roast in the oven until fragrant and caramelized. Serve them in small bowls for a crunchy and addictive appetizer.

Citrus Sunshine Platter
Oranges aren’t just for holiday garlands! Brighten up your table with a variety of citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits, and clementines, arranging them artfully on a serving platter. The natural sweetness of the citrus provides a palate-cleansing and invigorating snack. Sprinkle with a touch of flaky sea salt for a delightful contrast. 

 

 

7 Looks That Prove Sheer is Here to Stay

Ethereal sheer styles have been blessing our timelines all year long, and the trend isn’t poised to stop any time soon. From delicate lace to translucent fabrics, this trend has gracefully transformed runways and wardrobes alike. For all its allure, it can be difficult to embrace this trend in the colder season. Luckily, Instagram’s finest fashionistas are here to show you how to layer up in sheer no matter the weather!

Angelic Casual

Via @KaylaBrooke

 

Via @Readwritethrift

New Year’s Eve Dazzle

Via @Iamdayanana

 

Via @Motelrock

Workplace Elevation

Via @Mikialamodel

 

Via @TiffanyMarie

Via @Ellelevi

Poof Apparel’s 2024 Trend Report

At Poof Apparel, we make it our business to know what the up-and-coming trends are. December is a natural time to reflect on what’s to come, so we surveyed the digital landscape and picked out our top 5 trends for 2024!

80’s Revival

Even the least fashion-minded person would have noticed the Y2K influence that hit the runway and the streets this past year. The funny thing is, time always has a way of coming back around. While 2023 enjoyed ‘90s and ‘00’s influence, next year will have a distinctly 1980’s feel. Think big moto jackets, puffy sleeves, electric blue eyeliner, and big hair. 

Cowboy Gothic

We have to agree with Pinterest on this one. Next year, #Cowboycore will have a darker edge – think boot spurs and snakeskin. The visual language will be that of typical western wear, but with a more ornamental and slightly gloomy flair.

Ultra-Femme Details

For the cottagecore girlies out there, the farm-chic look will take on a more homemade aesthetic. We’re talking true granny vintage: quilts, bows, and doilies adding feminine touches to outfits everywhere. You’ll see this come up in lacey sweater patterns later in the year, but if you want to get ahead of the curve hit up your local craft store!

Vacationcore

How can the act of relaxing be boiled down to a single aesthetic? By doing it as over-the-top as possible, of course! Next year people will be flaunting the high-life no matter the season, with tennis skirts, hair hibiscuses, slinky posh dresses, Après-Ski Chic, and even sunscreen-scented perfume. Vacationcore will hit full force in June, causing you to question who on your timeline is actually working and who’s truly in Antigua.

Musician Trendsetting

Musicians have long-since been harbingers of fashion, but in 2024 their power will reach the next level. This will follow the fanaticism of Taylor Swift and Beyonce’s record-breaking world tours. When looking for style cues, pay attention to the details on red carpets and in music videos. Metallics, bold makeup, shimmer – these stars often get tips even before the big magazines. When in doubt, grab your Beatle Boots – the classics never fail!

November Style Horoscopes

Aries: It’s a busy period, and you’re going to need as much focus as possible to get through the glasses. Invest in a few basic pieces that can create quick, capsule outfits. And while you’re at it, get your glasses prescription checked. 

Taurus: ‘Tis the season of hibernation and you couldn’t be happier. While everyone hustles around you, you remain in tune with your deeper nature, happy to cancel plans and cozy up. Still, don’t get stuck in a rut too early. Buy a lavish going-out outfit so you have a reason to party every now and then.

Gemini: The holiday seasons bring a great influx of parties before true winter sets in, and you’re excited to accept all invites. But remember, even as you rush around the cold may get to you! Make sure you have a great collection of excellent coats on rotation. 

Cancer: Lately, you’ve been feeling the music. Concerts are a great way to stay warm and active during the winter, so keep doing what you’re doing. In the meantime, perfect your outfit so that it’s easy to toggle between the frigid outdoors and hot, packed rooms. 

Leo: Lioness, you’ve been feeling the love. Though you’re usually the center of the party, lately you’ve been more than happy to cozy up with your dearest one. Shy of buying a couples’ snuggie, consider getting some matching outfits. You only live once!

Virgo: Venus in your sign brings a softer, more romantic energy into your orbit. Be on the lookout for new crushes, flirtations, and letters of affection where you least expect them. Need we even say: be prepared to look gorgeous at all times!

Libra: Your girl gang has been everything this year, and with the holidays around the corner your bonds will only solidify. Though you humbly deny it, you’re the center of the group. Which means, of course, the Friendsgiving hosting is up to you! Set a darling theme that perfectly suits your wardrobe.

Scorpio: With Mercury in your sign, you can hardly keep up with all the communications and actions coming your way. It’s not something you’re used to, but you’ve been managing as best you can. Don’t worry – the planet of chat will leave you alone come November 10th, and you’ll be able to snuggle up in your favorite sweater once more.

Sagittarius: Things have been quiet lately, a little too quiet. As the sign of adventure, you’re not used to coasting like this. When Mercury enters your sign mid-November, things will speed up again. So savor this time with a little self-care! 

Capricorn: Dear altruistic mind, you’ve been feeling the weight of the world lately. Remember, you don’t have to take it all on yourself. Hold close to your loved ones, and invest in a weighted piece of jewelry to serve as a reminder of groundedness and tranquility.

Aquarius: Lately, your small world isn’t cutting it. You dream of something bigger, whether that be a cross-country move of an expansion of your social circle. The impulse is correct, but the timing is not. For now, focus on visioning out what you want from 2024, with a fashion and decor moodboard.

Pisces: Winter brings us all closer to our animal instincts, and in your case, to animals in general. If you don’t already have a pet, you might consider adopting one. If you have one, maybe they need a friend? Whatever you do, this month bodes well for finding your furry familiar.

Leather Trench Coats Styled 4 Ways for Fall

Fashion trends come and go, but some pieces remain timeless, reinventing themselves in new and exciting ways. The leather trench coat has a rich history that dates back to the early 20th century, originally designed for military use. Why the resurgence? The leather trench coat embodies the perfect blend of nostalgia, sophistication, and edginess. It’s a versatile piece that can be styled for various occasions, from casual outings to formal events, making it a valuable addition to any woman’s wardrobe. Without further ado, here are some trench coat stylings we’re loving!

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Chic Cocktails to Serve at Friendsgiving

What better way to add a touch of magic to your holiday celebrations than with artful, festive cocktails? From traditional classics to innovative creations, the world of holiday cocktails is a treasure trove of flavors, colors, and aromas that can elevate your festive gatherings to a whole new level. Whether you’re hosting a girl’s dinner, friendsgiving, or a lively holiday party, there’s a holiday cocktail for every occasion!

Peppermintini
Whip together peppermint schnapps, vodka, creme de cacao, and heavy cream in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until well-chilled, then strain the heavenly mixture into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a festive candy cane and enjoy the perfect blend of holiday cheer in every sip!

Eggnog
To create a warm and inviting bourbon-spiked eggnog, begin by mixing your favorite bourbon with a classic eggnog mix in a glass filled with ice. Give it a gentle stir, allowing the rich flavors to blend harmoniously. Finally, dust the top with a pinch of ground nutmeg, kick back, and savor the cozy indulgence of this festive concoction

Mulled Wine
Mulled wine is a delightful way to warm up during the chilly holiday season. Start by simmering a bottle of red wine in a large pot with spices like cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise. Add some orange zest and sugar for sweetness, and let the fragrant blend fill your home with the cozy aroma of the holidays. 

Hot Buttered Rum
Hot buttered rum is a classic winter warmer that exudes comfort and cheer. Begin by combining a tablespoon of unsalted butter, a teaspoon of brown sugar, and a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg in a heatproof mug. Pour in a shot of dark rum and fill the mug with hot water. Stir until the butter melts and the ingredients meld together, creating a soothing elixir that’s perfect for sipping by the fireside.

Apple Cider Mimosas
Fill a champagne flute halfway with chilled apple cider and top it off with your favorite sparkling wine or champagne, and watch as the bubbles dance with the sweet, fruity flavors. Sip, savor, and enjoy this drink as a perfect autumnal brunch treat!

 

 

 

5 Ways To Style Print Pants

Printed pants are a fantastic way to inject personality and pizzazz into your wardrobe. Whether you’re a fan of bold florals, classic stripes, or geometric patterns, there’s a print for everyone. Here’s an overview on the art of styling fashion-forward outfits incorporating fall’s favorite trend.

Balance with Solid Colors
One of the key principles of styling print pants is balance. Since the pants are already the focal point of your outfit, pair them with solid-colored tops and accessories.


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Mix and Match Prints
If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, don’t hesitate to mix and match different prints. The key to mastering this technique is to ensure that the prints have complementary colors or themes. Once you play around with a few patterns, you’ll master the #powerclashing technique.


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Go Monochromatic
Monochromatic outfits are not just for solid colors. You can create a chic and stylish look by wearing print pants and a matching top in the same color family. This approach can create a visually elongating effect, making you appear taller.


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Add Layers
Layering can add sophistication and texture to your outfit while complementing your print pants. A light jacket, denim or leather, can be draped over your shoulders or worn over your top to add an extra dimension to your look.


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Accessorize Wisely
Accessories can elevate your print pants outfit to the next level. Opt for simple and understated accessories that complement the colors in your print. A statement necklace, a sleek belt, or a coordinating handbag can tie the entire look together without overpowering it.


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Confidence Is Key
Ultimately, the most crucial element in pulling off printed pants with style is confidence. Embrace your unique fashion choices and wear your printed pants with pride. When you feel good in what you’re wearing, it shows, and that’s what truly sets your style apart!


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Give Yourself a Winter Glow-Up With Metallic Eyeshadow

Move over, matte. This dazzling new beauty trend has taken the makeup industry by storm, offering a new dimension of shimmer to your eye makeup game.  Metallic eyeshadow gained popularity during the 1960s and 1970s, thanks to the disco era. Today, it has made a comeback and evolved with a plethora of colors and formulations to choose from. Looking to make metallic eyeshadow your own? Here are a few tips to get your shine on.

Prime Your Lids: Start with a good eyeshadow primer to create a smooth canvas for your metallic eyeshadow. This step helps the eyeshadow adhere better and prevents creasing.

Choose the Right Tools: To achieve a flawless metallic eyeshadow look, consider using your fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush. These tools allow you to pack on the pigment and create intense color payoff.

Layering is Key: For an intense metallic effect, layer the eyeshadow. Start with a light layer and build up the intensity to your desired level.

Blend with Care: While the focus is on shimmer, don’t forget to blend the edges for a seamless transition between shades. A fluffy blending brush will be your best friend in this process.

Experiment with Colors: Metallic eyeshadows come in a wide range of colors, from gold and silver to bold jewel tones. Don’t be afraid to experiment and combine shades to create unique looks.

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October Style Horoscopes

Aries: You’ve allowed the planets to wash over you this summer, enjoying blessings from Jupiter, Mars, and Venus alike. It’s all culminating in one final goddess moment: in late September, the new moon will be in perfect aspects aligned with your chart. Don your favorite gown (and buy a new one if you have to). It’s time to manifest big time!

Taurus: Though we’re flattered you’ve come to read your horoscope, you really don’t need to. Your intuition has been spot-on recently, and even if you think it wasn’t – it was. All we have to say is, sink in even deeper. Are some Carrie Bradshaw style shoes calling out to you like a siren? Check in with yourself, and if the feeling is right, pounce.

Gemini: You’ve been up to your typical social butterfly ways all summer, but you’re happy to wind things down a bit as the weather turns colder. Remember, all butterflies must live in a chrysalis before emerging again for the on-season. Wind down, and spin a cocoon of fine silky fabrics around you.

Cancer: Astrologically speaking, things remain quiet for you, dear Cancer. Not that you mind – you’re perfectly content to relax in your jammies for entire weekends at a time. But alas, solo slumber parties can’t last forever. Jupiter is looming on your horizon, and you’ll want to be ready. Take this change of seasons as a signal to begin dreaming big. Quick: grab some magazines and start vision boarding if you have to!

Leo: Can you feel the love tonight? With Venus in your sign all month, we know you definitely can! If you were feeling confident during your birthday month, get ready for more, because September will certainly top that! Wear something bold and showy, and everyone will fall under your spell. 

Virgo: Ah, what is even going on! We’ll tell you what. Mercury’s been in retrograde in none other than your sign. Situations you’d otherwise be perfectly suited for seem strange and wrong. The universe plays no tricks: these are signs that you may be evolving. Take a look at your closet, and cleanse what no longer serves you.

Libra: Lucky you! With Mars in your sign, you’ve been feeling totally on your A-game! Despite all the big changes this summer brought, you endured them with strength, grace, and joy. Now, it’s time to rest on your laurels. Channel that last bit of Mars power into yourself. We’re talking: self care shopping trip!

Scorpio: Scorpio, you’ve been laying low through the end of this hot, hot summer. All good, it’s enough for you to lounge by the pool in your bikini and say nothing at all: your charisma works wonders. Keep up the chill vibes through this month, but get ready for a shift – in October, Mars will enter your sign and bring you an avalanche of energy.

Sagittarius: You’ve settled into a calmer state than whatever you were going through in the earlier months of the year. Fall (and a bit of Mars in Libra magic) bring you balance and clarity. Speaking of… it may be time to get your eyes checked! And get a new pair of frames while you’re at it.

Capricorn: Things are moving and shaking in Capricorn-land! Long-term Pluto will bless you with new fortune this month (if it hasn’t already). Whenever you’re ready, the universe will reward you. Go ahead, snag that somewhat impractical autumn coat you’ve been eyeing. 

Aquarius: August was tough for water bearing folk. Stay strong – just a few more difficult days in September, and then towards the 15th the sky will clear up and give you some much needed space to breathe and think. Forget shopping – it’s time for a spa day!

Pisces: Saturn, the planet of lessons learned, remains in Pisces through the remainder of the year. It may be time for a fashion flashback – check out all your OOTD selfies from the past few months? What’s working, and what’s not? Make revisions accordingly, and embrace a more informed you.

Bold Metallics for Cold Weather Glam

Take a look around any party starting the week before Halloween, and you’re bound to see it: metallic shirts, metallic dresses, metallic jackets, leggings, skirts, and pants. Poof Apparel predicted this trend just a few short months ago and now it’s here in full-blown force! If you’re looking to add a little shimmer to your wardrobe, here are some of our favorite pieces this year.

Styling tips:

Silvery Classics

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Unique Jackets

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Shimmer & Shine Pants

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5 Spooky-Chic Cocktails for Halloween

Throwing a Halloween party? When celebrating spooky season with your grown-up friends, trick-or-treat candy won’t cut it. To really set the mood, enjoy some on-theme cocktails that are, shall we say, frighteningly delicious.

Mezcal Witch’s Brew
No doubt tequila can already lead to a scary time. Upgrade to the liquor’s more mature sister – mezcal has a delightfully smokey flavor. Mix with club soda and a single drop of poison green food coloring, and muddled frog guts mint leaves

Vampire Martinis
Whip up your favorite gin or vodka martini recipe, then add red food coloring and adorn the rim with fake vampire teeth and a cherry. Or, to go the poisoned apple route try an apple slice with a drizzle of honey.

Swamp Muck Sangria
Red wine sangria is delicious, but let’s be honest, it can have a certain mucky quality with enough added fruit. Lean into the madness and toss in a few gummy worms, then line the rim with black-dyed sugar for added effect.

Even Bloodier Mary
If you’re in a pinch, you don’t need to do much to elevate this already-scary-named drink to Halloween cocktail status. Just quick-pickle some pearl onions, pierce them with olives and a toothpick, and voila! You’ve got floating eyeballs to enjoy with your drink.

Cauldron Punch
When in doubt, serve a spiked rum punch in a cooler-like cauldron. If you’re going the dry ice route, keep a few safety tips in mind: always break it up before you open the bag, use tongs to place it in the bat, and let it sink to the bottom before serving! Dry ice makes for cool smokey fog, but is extremely dangerous to the touch. Stay spooky, and stay safe!

 

 

 

7 Lace Pieces, From Girly to Gothic

Lace-adorned apparel is an excellent option for spooky season, when lace-up corsets and goth-chic pieces come to mind. But lace can have many diverse applications, and it’s up to you to incorporate it into your style how you please! Go classic with a zip-up, clasp, or bodycon corset, or opt for an eyelet pattern for a more cottagecore vibe. When in doubt, accessories are always an option, and a little lace trim as a choker or on your socks goes a long way to add a touch of sweetness! Here are a few of our favorite pieces this season to get you inspired.

Little Black Corset

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Petticoat Blouse

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Funky Lace Crop Top

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Backless Lace Slip Dress

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Lace Accessories

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Picture-Perfect Moto Jacket Looks

The statement piece of the season is undeniably moto jackets. Chic leather or pleather, biker, flight or aviator style, there are many options but one thing’s for sure: it’s a wardrobe necessity. If you’re not sold on the trend, here are a few different styling approaches to help you out.

The Classic: Biker Glam


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Aviator Style: Tomboy Chic

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Button-Up Enigma: Girly Accents

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Styling with Skirts: Oxford Preppy

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Moto + Sweater = All Bundled Up!

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