Trendspotting : Retro Swimwear

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Doesn’t Marilyn look beautiful? Gotta Love Miss Monroe. And the style of swimsuits that were popular in her hay-day are making a major comeback in Summer 2012. Many designers are creating fashionable one pieces cut similar to the one she is wearing while others¬†immolate¬†the style in bikinis by using bandeau style halter bikini tops and high-waisted bottoms. The retro style is very complimentary to a curvy shape, accentuating curves without making them look bulbous or slutty and the extra fabric that comes in a swimsuit style like this does well to hide any major problem areas you might have. Retro style swimsuits are very chic and trendy right now and they are a great way to look fab while being comfortable in your own skin at the beach this season. Here are a couple of cute ones I’ve found.

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I’m thinking of trying a retro swimsuit this season, what about you? Do you like them or do you think they are more granny than chic? Share your opinions in the comments below !

Until Next Time !

XOXO Jaz’

Trendspotting : Collars

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Whether it be a peter pan style (like the one above) for my girly-girls or a fierce, pointed style for my edgier ladies, the use of collars to emphasize the neckline have come back in a major way. The focus on collars has been seen on teen actress Hailee Steinfeld and various other fashionable celebs.

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(embellished collars like these are all the rage)

This trend doesn’t just stop at shirts. Many collar necklaces have also begun to pop up as a way of adding a fierce statement collar to any outfit.

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Lastly, the most creative and affordable way people are embracing this trend is through DIY. Many have opted to cut the collars off of old button downs and embellish them, using them as necklaces.

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The collar trend is one that can be embraced in almost any style, from classic to rocker chic. And with so many options, collar-style can be embraced on practically any budget! This is a trend-win in my book.

What do you guys think of the collar trend?