Before we jump into the spring season , we gotta say goodbye to a couple things that don’t exactly mix in with the sunny days ahead. Here’s a couple tips and some brands !
#1: Shoe Tips
Sweep: UGGS(low top, high top) and anything with sheep-like interior … Hide Them Immediately..
Keep: The Dr.Martens, Oxfords, &Neutral Colored Peep Toe Booties ,Platforms,& Heels
Cop: Pumas, Asics,Nike Dunk High SB’s, Jesus Sandals, Jellies
#2 Outfit Tips
Sweep: Leather Shirts& Bottom-Wear ,
Keep: Bomber Jackets, Leather Jackets, Distressed Jeans (you can dress it up or dress down) Crewnecks (depending on how light they are), Crop Tops(Turtle-Neck, Short Sleeve, Long Sleeve, and Sleeveless), Striped Pieces ,Jean Shirts
Cop: Jumpsuits, Rompers,Flare High Waisted Bottoms (the lighter the material, the better they’ll look and feel)&Two piece sets(jean on jean, stripes on stripes, neon crops w/ neon skirt, floral sets,etc)
One of my favorite websites for men and women apparel wise is a mix of love culture ( check out http://www.loveculture.com/ ), KYC Clothing at http://kycvintage.bigcartel.com/ )**recommended by my good friend Shy Wilson, Bodega (really look into it at http://shop.bdgastore.com/ )and one of my newest faves, and The Chimp Store at http://www.thechimpstore.com/ provides brands ranging from Brixon to Stussy to BBC (who joey Bada$$ just collabed w/ on a t-shirt for B4Da$$) to Odd Future and Ice Cream, a brand that highlights girl power is Dime Piece LA at http://www.dimepiecela.com/ and a brand you definitely don’t wanna overlook Rock Smith ***recommended especially for men (a NY brand I personally idolize ) at http://www.rocksmithnyc.com/ ! SHOP SHOP SHOP !
#3 Jacket Tips
Sweep: Fur Jackets ,Puff Jackets, Dej Loaf Jackets(oversized winter jackets)
Keep: Jean Jackets
Cop: A white or eggshell leather jacket.
#4 Accesory Tips
Sweep: Any type of Wool Hats .. Just Hide them until October
Keep: fedoras, snapbacks, bohemian themed necklaces, chokers
Cop: a J-Lo Sunhat ,arm cuffs, & your favorite type of shades ! I personally dig the Cat Eye Sunglasses but you can checkout a variety of chic and affordable styles online at boohoo.com, Forever 21, and Love Culture !
#5 Color Tips
Its all about simplicity and color blocking this season !Neutral Colors never disappoint, White is Right, and Bright is Bold.
#6 Bathing Suit Tips
Honeys, whatever shape you have … forever compliment it and always try it on
before actually buying.
What’s in: High Waist and Mesh, Body chains to compliment bikini pieces ,and one pieces with a high waisted bottom never looked better!
Recommended brands: Mint Swim( http://www.mint-swim.com/ ), Forever 21 (http://www.forever21.com/ ) , Victoria’s Secret( https://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear )& Pacsun( http://www.pacsun.com/womens/swimwear/?ICID=0012601 )
#7 Makeup Tips
MAC never really disappoints… well yeah they never do at all. Look for Spring Colors and Neutrals for the lips like “Lady Danger”, “Velvet Teddy”,”Royal Ball” (inspired by the new Cinderella movie), “Crème Cup”, “Overtime”, “Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick” (the benefits of this lipstick actually goes toward women, men, and children with HIV/AIDS) and when it comes to the eyes, purchasing Urban Decay’s Naked Palette from Sephora or ULTA Beauty, and a little lash application can do wonders transitioning from day to night!