Embracing the Embroidery Trend 2018

Embroidery Trend 2018

One of the trends for Spring and Summer 2018 is eye-catching embroidery. You will see it on every type of clothing item for the season, including shoes and accessories.

 

What Exactly is Embroidery?

It is the art of decorating fabric or another material with a needle and thread or yarn. Beading, sequins and pearls may also be added embroidered designs.

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Embroidery adds an understated charm to outfits. These pretty stitches can be found all over the fashion world; handbags, jeans, shoes, dresses, tees, hats, belts, socks and jackets.                

Pair an embroidery detailed jacket with your favorite jeans.

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For a dressed up take on this trend, look for a pair of heels donning embroidery. It’s perfectly feminine and fashionable!

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Fabrics: Cotton

The majority of the clothing found with embroidery sewn on it will be cotton. Cotton is tightly woven and does not fall apart as easily as other fabrics.

Embracing The Embroidery Trend

This beautiful embroidery trend that has emerged has been making quite the statement.

The unique, intricate and colorful detail will make any outfit pop and is a change from the norm.

This trend is an easy one to try at any age. The variety of items that are embroidered this season also allows for a wide range of price points, and therefore not a huge investment if you want to try it out!

What Is Classic Clothing?

What is Classic Clothing?

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So... What is a Classic?

A classic is an outstanding example of a particular style; something of lasting worth or with a timeless quality.

A true classic is an article of clothing that has enduring wear ability. Classic clothes are styles that look good on just about everyone and that have been popular for years.

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The Classic Clothing Personality

The Classic Clothing Personality gravitates toward wardrobe essentials that will always be in fashion, and in a word the style is classic.

 

Characteristics of the Classic Fashion Personality

Classic describes the fashion style perfectly. It is timeless looks, beautiful but simple cuts in clothing, fine natural fabrics, and leather shoes and handbags. Tradition is important, and much of what is purchased does not go out of style.

A Classic Personality transcends seasons with timeless looks.  Preferring beautiful, but simple cuts in clothing, fine natural fabrics, leather shoes and handbags, they express the inner creativity with sophisticated fashions.  Not always the flashiest in the room, but undisputedly always well dressed.

Classic Fashion has a very precise style which incorporates much loved items that are worn frequently, despite current trends, and wearing them until they have no more life in them simply because you can.

 The Classic Fashion Personality's Closet

A peek in the closet of the Classic Clothing Personality reveals many neutral colors, especially black and frequently navy. There will be at least one little black dress and possibly several. Solid colors are preferred rather than prints. Most of the dresses and skirts fall to the knee.

This wardrobe is a pure investment – and the choices are all made with a strong sense of value.  Of all the fashion personality types, the Classic type is most interested in investment dressing.  A shopping spree is not for them, but taking that money and purchasing only ONE piece of clothing that is a classic garment that will out see seasons is more their speed.

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Shopping like a Classic Fashion Personality

When shopping a Classic Clothing Personality tends to gravitate towards more expensive clothing. Jeans and casual clothing are often difficult to select because they aren't favorites.

The Classic Clothing Personality looks for value in their wardrobe choices. Of all the fashion personality types, the Classic type is most interested in investment dressing. They spend money on clothing or accessories that will last a long time, and do not hesitate to spend money on alterations so that clothing will fit well.

 Tweaking the Style of the Classic Fashion Personality

Classic fashion style is timeless and serves well in most cases, but to project a more updated look without losing the classic fashion personality, is easily done by adding a few trendy items to the wardrobe. Classic fashionistas forget investment dressing when it comes to buying trendy fashion. They punch up their wardrobe by adding bright color pops and more prints. To soften the serious fashion personality adding some clothing with ruffles or other feminine details does the trick.

KNOW YOUR PERSONAL STYLE

Personal style is something that each of us has, we just have to identify it, understand it, and then live it. It projects your mood, personality and you as a whole, reflecting your personal interests, lifestyle, inspirations, and your past.

When you find your personal style you know you look great and feel confident when you leave your home. This has always been Indulge Boutique’s mission to “Empower Women through Fashion”.

Different Fashion Personalities: Which One Are You?

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Elevate your style to a sophisticated level like the Classic Fashionista

     WEAR ITEMS THAT ARE MADE OF CLASSIC FABRICS

Classic, timeless clothing is made of materials that will last well into the next decade. Think: cotton, wool, linen, and silk. These four basic fabrics will stand the test of time if cared for properly. Cleaned and pressed, items made of these fabrics tend to give off a classy vibe all on their own.

These fabrics also have variations that allow you to expand on your wardrobe. Denim is one example of a cotton fabric that cuts across all style lines, from street to boho to minimalist. Similarly, chino cotton works great in pants, blazers and even moto jackets. Then there is cashmere, a type of wool that feels heavenly against the skin and doesn’t pill with age. Cashmere sweaters, whether they are cardigans, V-necks, or crewneck pullovers pair perfectly with those denim jeans, as well as tailored pants and skirts.

A word to the wise with these fabrics

 Read the labels and care for them properly to make them last. While wrinkle-free cotton has become more available, most cotton items will need to be ironed. Wool, linen, and silk often have to be dry-cleaned or hand-washed.

A classic fashion is a style that lasts for several seasons, sometimes even years, and is accepted by a wide range of people. Classics are those styles that you don’t even have to think about. You just know they will be acceptable from one year to the next

A fad, on the other hand, is a design that lasts only one season or sometimes even less than a season. Fads tend to be at the extreme end of a design. One reason fads come and go so quickly is they appeal to a very small number of people.

Remember: just because it is a fad or trend does not mean it is right for you!!

The conversation of Classic Fashion Personality of course conjures up the images of fashion icons of the past like Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn. Today we think of Amal Clooney and Princess Kate Middleton, whose style is as fresh today as it was years ago, always polished, effortless and timeless.

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The Perfect White Shirt

The Perfect White Shirt

“I have been wearing a white blouse all my life…They are classic with a modern twist and they are very feminine, for a real woman. It is about simplicity — they don’t look complicated — it has to look effortless.”     Carolina Herrera

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A crisp white shirt, particularly one that stays looking that way the whole day is a beautiful thing.

The white shirt is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. It is a must for any women's wardrobe no matter her size or body type.
A white cotton shirt is crisp, clean and sophisticated. It provides instant polish whether worn on its own or under a suit or sweater. It’s the ultimate all-season wardrobe essential.

How to find the Perfect Fit

There are three areas to consider when buying a white shirt:
the fit at the bust line, the shoulders, and sleeve length.
Women who are large busted often have to go up a size or more just to get the bust area to fit, particularly if it's a fitted shirt.

  •   Shoulder seams need to land at the edge or pivot spot of your shoulder.

  •   Long sleeves should be long enough to reach the first knuckle of your thumb or just above it. ¾ sleeves should land just past the elbows or a little more.
     
  •   The body of the shirt should land at the top of your hipbone where you can leave it on the outside. At the same time, it should be long enough that you can tuck it in if you choose.


The perfect year-round shirt is a pre-washed, natural fiber (cotton) with 1-5% Lycra in it. That little bit of Lycra gives it some stretch, making it more comfortable.
The classic white shirt is made of 100% cotton, with a collar that's neither oversized nor too small; not too pointy and not too wide-apart.

The hem can be cut straight across, but a menswear-style shirttail hem, with a curved bottom and cutaway sides, is nice because it reduces bulk when tucked in and is visually slimming when worn out.

 No matter what your shape and size, the most flattering shirts are tailored with darts and seams to fit closer to the body. Boxy shirts tend to look frumpy.

If you're concerned about wrinkling, try a fabric with a small amount of stretch. If you love cuff links, opt for French cuffs. If you prefer a cleaner, minimalist look, consider a shirt in with the front buttons hidden under the placket.

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Details to Look For When Buying a White Shirt

  •  Structured collar: The shirt collar brightens the face and adds a refined finish. Shirts with substantial, sturdy collars that will stay standing are a must.
  •  Stretch cotton: Adding a bit of stretch to your classic cotton shirt staves off wrinkling and allows for comfortable all-day wear
  •   Seaming: Regardless of your body shape, when it comes to cotton shirts, a tailored style is always more flattering than a loose sack shape.  Princess seaming or darting ensure smooth, long lines in body-skimming styles.
  • Sheer Factor: Lightweight enough to be layered and opaque enough to wear without an underpinning. No need to fear unwanted lingerie exposure.
  • Shirttail: A rounded shirttail hem reduces bulk when tucking in and draws attention to your center as opposed to your hips when worn out.

  No matter what your size, ensuring the right fit and proportion is key to looking your best.

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