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Closet Essentials That Everyone Needs

May 30, 2019 • By

If there’s anything we can’t live without, it’s our wardrobe essentials. They’re the backbone of any girl’s closet and outfits aren’t complete without them. In today’s hectic world, who’s got the time to worry about hunting for something to wear? Wardrobe “essentials” are alluring precisely because it takes a majority of the guesswork out of finding an outfit in the morning.

To help you focus on what’s really important in your life (aside from great clothes), we’ve selected some trending fashion essentials for you. Take your pick. You can’t go wrong with any of these.

Straight-Leg Jeans

Everyone always talks about finding the perfect pair of jeans, but it goes without saying that denim is truly a closet staple. No wardrobe is complete without the perfect pair and today it’s a fashion-must to have jeans in a variety of washes and styles. It’s likely you already have a section of your closet dedicated to denim.

Trending at the moment is the straight leg fit with a mid to high rise waist, a grown-up version of the skinny jean. It hugs your assets while giving you a bit more leg room.

Check out the Bowie, Asher, or Maven jean to get the look.

A-line Denim Skirts

Denim is not just limited to pants. Skirts count, too! An A-line skirt is a classic that we always go back to no matter the era. It’s flattering on both the waist and hips for every body type. An A-line skirt, short or midi length, is a timeless piece to have in any closet. Dress it up with a ruffled blouse or keep it casual with a t-shirt or a basic button front top.

Check out the Gina or the Yelena skirt to get the look.

Button-Ups

The “button up” skirt or blouse is a Velvet Heart best selling classic. Customers love it so much we offer it in a multitude of prints and colors. As a basic, these shirts go well with, well, basically anything. Can’t you tell?

The Elisa features an optional button tab if you’d prefer to roll the sleeves to a 3/4 length, or you can leave them long and unbuttoned at the cuff.

Style tip: Unbutton the front to turn it into a light beach cover up!

Belted Dresses

We all know that trends for dresses come and go, but we can’t deny that simple belted dresses are always going to make us look great no matter how little time we had to get ready in the morning. A belted dress always looks pulled together. Wear it to the office or out to brunch on the weekends with friends.

Style tip: Remove the “self-belt” and add a belt of a contrasting color for a whole new look.

Check out the Anita or the Rosa dress to get the look.

Jumpsuits

We can’t forget the jumpsuit. It’s a single item that packs a lot of punch. Step into it, add some great jewelry and/or a belt and you’re out the door. What could be easier… and stylish… and in tune with today’s fast-paced life?

The Esperanza is perfect to do everything and anything in.

What are your closet essentials? Tell us about it in the comments below!


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The Only Denim Trends That Matter in 2019

March 7, 2019 • By

Our jeans have been there with us through it all. The ups and downs of life, the girls’ nights, the breakups, there’s no denying that our jeans are always there when we need them. 2019 is no different. For whatever is in store for you this year, that perfect pair of jeans will take center stage in your daily life. This post is to help prepare you for the coming trends and returning denim fashion, so you can make 2019 the year you had the perfect pair of denim jeans. 

Let’s take a peek at what will be popular in the world of denim in 2019. Here are a few of the top trends:

90’s Style

“90’s Style” is back and better than ever. The silhouettes for 2019 have us obsessing over ’90s looks, from baggy jeans to sky-high rises, to colors we haven’t seen for a while. These 90’s trends refuse to be ignored!

High-Waist

Like other 90’s inspired trends, high-waist jeans will continue to reign as a classic style, and this year we’re seeing it being taken to the next level with flared hems, embellishment, and distressed details.

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Like the high-waist, this 90’s inspired trend is making a quick comeback, but with a twist. You can expect to see added details, such as distress, cuffed hems, and more embellishment details!

Straight Leg Cut

In the past year, cropped and distressed hemlines made waves in the denim pant industry, but a trend to notice in the coming year is the extended, ankle-grazing hem and cigarette leg. A little different than your average skinny jeans, this style offers a bit more breathing room … and is super comfortable to wear every day, as well as out on the town. You can pair these styled jeans with cowboy boots for a western-style, or sneakers for a more casual look. Either way, you can’t go wrong.   

Hem Details

Who said hems have to be plain, old, original hems? Why can’t hems be studded, frayed, asymmetrical, or anything you want for that matter? Well, this year is ALL about the new and improved hems. We are seeing many different styles emerging in 2019 and we certainly aren’t complaining. From mismatched-seams to studded hems, we are loving them all!

Pin Tucks 

Pin Tucks are doing nothing but helping us out this year. Right down the center of the leg, pin tucks help make our legs look slimmer and more elongated. You’ll definitely turn some heads this year while wearing these jeans.

Ribbon

Sometimes, it’s something as little as adding patches or ribbons that get us all excited about wearing a new pair of jeans. This new ribbon trend is certainly giving plain jeans a fresh spring look.

Charcoal Wash

And let’s not forget denim colors and washes. It appears that various shades of grey denim are making a huge comeback. The return of this 90’s trend of charcoal wash, that color that’s just in-between jet black and grey, should be as much a staple in your 2019 wardrobe as your classic blue jeans.

To get you started, we’ve included some of our favorite styles that fit all the fashion bullet points above. Click on the images to see more … and may 2019 be your best year yet!


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5 Trends We Can’t Live Without

April 20, 2017 • By

With all the trends that reigned during the Spring/Summer 2017 fashion weeks all over the world, we could now get a clearer view of what our wardrobe should have this year. We rounded up some of our favorite spring/summer trends to inspire you guys to shake things up a little!

1.Patchwork Denim: I love that you can pair this jean jacket with a solid-colored shirt or stripes and the jacket makes the outfit.

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2. Off-The-Shoulder: The simplest and effortless way to show off your collarbone is to wear an off shoulder top or dress. Get those shoulders out and a ready this season.

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3. Pink : The colour pink is a hue full of passion, fun, and excitement. The fashion industry has certainly caught on it certainly is a hue to look forward to wearing.

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4. Embroidery: Embroidered details on dresses, tops and even denim are taking the center stage, adding a folky and feminine touch to any look.

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5. Fray/Release Hem:  It’s all about the no-hem-hemline, think cut-off, let-down, frayed and raw.

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Now, are you ready to rock Spring/Summer 2017 with your wardrobe essentials? Don’t fret because you still have time to go shopping or you can even just click here and shop! All these fashion trends for 2017 are totally wearable and admirable.


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Denim Care: How to make your jeans last longer!

August 30, 2016 • By

A good pair of jeans is a staple in every woman’s closet. And while finding your perfect pair can be a long process, when you do, you’ll want the jeans to last for as long as possible.

There is actually a right way to clean your jeans if you’d like to maintain their color and quality. Here are 7 tips to help you preserve and care for your cherished pairs:

1. Washing them too often will make the color fade faster

When it comes to a good pair of jeans, you can wear one for 5 to 10 times before having to wash them. If you can’t see the dirt, they’re probably not really dirty

2. Spot clean

Use a laundry stain remover, leave it on for a few minutes, then use a damp cloth to wet the area and scrub the stain

3. Try the steam clean approach

Hang them in the bathroom while you’re taking a shower so the steam and scents from your soap permeate your jeans, making them smell nice and fresh.

4. When it comes time to wash them, it’s best to do so in cold water

Turn the jeans inside out and make sure to either hang them outside to dry if it’s a nice day (keeping them out of the sun), or put them on a drying rack. When washing for the first time, toss in two spoonfuls of salt to help set the dye.

5. For darker washes – add distilled vinegar

While doing laundry, add half a cup so the darker hued denim will retain its color after washing.

6. Washing by hand is always better than machine-wash

Start by filling the sink with cold water, add half a teaspoon of detergent. Turn your jeans inside out, plop them in the water and walk away. Come back in an hour and rise with cold water.

7. Hold off on bleach

Not only will it mess with the color, but it could also deteriorate the yarns in the denim fabric.

 

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