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Trending Tuesday: Non Fashion Shoes?!

The summer of 2015 had kicked off the return of the ‘crocs’ that tied into that whole normcore trend, amid other ugly footwear abominations. This summer the ugly shoe is making a stronger return, and it’s the unfashionable that is now becoming fashionable at least when the shoe world is concerned. Que the Birkenstock movement, But not only are Birkenstocks paving the way for uglier than usual shoe trends, it’s the fact that people don’t want to shell out big bucks for summer sandal. And who can blame a person for not wanting to spend a lot of cash on a seasonal favourite. And, although I love to save money and buy everything on sale..you still will not catch me in a pair of crocs, clogs, lucite heels or even boudoir mules. Clarks? forget it, I’ll stick to my summer favourite my Zigi Soho caged sandals..until they need to be retired to the trash bin. Comfort is also another alluring factor to these sole creations..making it easy to see why they are so popular. (However Birkenstocks aren’t cheap either …

An Athleisure Inspired Look *On The Go Style*

Hey Everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! Well I’ve been going out for coffee a lot lately, and one of my go to looks for enjoying coffee involves ‘athlesiure wear’. No it doesn’t involve lululemon yoga pants, or wearing sports bras instead of a cropped top (although I love my neon nike sports bra). Instead I love to mix and match different things from my wardrobe that involve faux leather sleeves, shift dresses, pantyhose, leggings and runners. I also should confess that I love grays and blacks…I sometimes have an obsession with buying all gray pieces and then end up complaining in the summer that my clothing isn’t ‘colourful’ enough. Who else has the same problem? Anyways it might be summer at the moment but this week in British columbia I’ve had to turn the heat on in my house, the next day the AC, and well the weather is rather unpredictable with it’s mix of hot and cool. So before I officially say goodbye to fall and winter wardrobe pieces …

Trending Tuesday: Ukrainian Folk Lore *Embroidery*

Hey Everyone! Can you believe that traditional Ukrainian garb has made it onto this years Summer fashion trends list? That’s right you heard me correctly (err read me I mean) Ukrainian folk lore is taking over this years summer style scene. Think long loose shift dresses with embroidery on light weight fabrics, and the accessories that accompany this trend include everything and anything that’s bold, along with loose blouses. Pair this trendy look off with chandelier earrings, large hats, to shoes that match with the same embroidered details, like colours (reds, blues, and whites) that match the dress. You’ll notice that one of the pioneers of kickstarting this trend is designer Vita Kin- and the majority of these dresses in the post are by her. However on an unrelated note, A lot of this scream peasant girl to me…and reminds me of fields full of sunflowers. Too Cute! 

Trending Tuesday: Denim Shorts

Hello Everyone, Happy Trending Tuesday! I have a lovely new addition to my always expanding, and never ending wardrobe and that is:. A pair of denim shorts with ultra femme details of lace.(a gift from le boyfriend, who has been spoiling me lately- more about that in the next post). I think it’s safe to say that the majority of us own a pair of denim shorts. I often enjoy styling mine with oversized sweaters, a look that reminds me of something you’d wear in Martha’s Vineyard in the America or Laguna beach..something like that. I also love that look of a basic white T, and doing the whole High Low look with jean shorts.

Trending Tuesday: Sunglass Trends ‘White Frames *Geometric’ ETC

Hey Everyone it’s time for a Trending Tuesday post! I’ve realized that I haven’t given accessories all that much love on my blog. So if you happen to love sunglasses, and you’re an optical gal this post is for you, and how you can ‘eyeccessorize’ for the summer with all the latest sunglass trends. Sunglasses, shades or sunnies of any kind are one of those accessories that contribute a lot to the world of fashion- like allowing celebrities to magically go ‘incognito’ the moment the shades come on to hide from the paparazzo. Or how else would Karl Lagerfeld keep his ‘vortex’ for eyes a secret from all of us? And here’s the real miracle worker..sunglasses can conceal our dark circles and bloodshot eyes from a heavy night of partying the best.

Trending Tuesday: White Now

Hey Everyone! Sorry for my mini absence from the blog-o-sphere, I’m back and ready to blog. Let’s begin with a Trending Tuesday post! There is one “trend” that is my absolute favourite to wear and style when the climate begins to soar and the sunshine is in abundance. Ahem, that is wearing white in the summer. I used to hear stories about how in Europe there would be ‘summer of white parties’ where everyone wears white clothing, and parties until dawn. If I give it some serious thought, I too wore white during my European travels. I had one dress in particular that could transform amidst the scenery and landscapes of Vienna, Rome, and throughout the cities of Greece, yielding some of my favourite pictures. So, maybe wearing white in the summer holds a bit of nostalgia in my mind, and I’m being a little biased towards this hot, and always a favourite summer trend. Well that and I recently bought a new dress for the summer that is in this trendy shade, it’s lacey with a …

Trending Tuesday: The Cold Shoulder *Off The Shoulder Style*

Hey Everyone, Happy Tuesday. We’ve survived through another Monday, it’s spring time and to top it all off it’s another edition of Trending Tuesday over here on the Zaychishka Style Blog. I’ve decided to make this TT about that off the shoulder look that you might be seeing more of now that the warmer weather is chasing away the last chill of winter’s breathe. The off the shoulder look is tres retro, and some are saying that this look has made it out of the revolving trend graveyard, becoming a fashion staple. The off the shoulder look can be suited to fit anyones needs regardless of style or taste. Just have a look for yourself.

Trending Tuesday: The Flatform *90’s Style Returns*

Happy Trending Tuesday! Today I’m introducing  to you a trend that is making a triumphant return from the 90’s. Some might say it’s making a cool style refresh comeback, while others will be sharing the exact same thought as Zaychishka, it’s hiiideeeousss burn it with fire. What’s this trend I’m speaking of? It’s the Flatform! Flatforms can only be described as being something that a designer whipped up while drunk one night with Elmers glue in hand, and glued a pair of flats onto platforms. I’m also sure this alleged designer laughed to themselves and said “YES, I can make ugly things and people will buy this and they’ll tell all their friends it’s all the rage this season” Way to go whoever you are, you did it. Flatforms are back.

Trending Tuesday: Kimono Jackets

Hey Everyone, I hope your week has been off to a great start! Today I’m putting up a new Trending Tuesday post, this time it’s about the kimono jacket trend that’s been popping up everywhere. A lot of designers from Anna Sui, Delpozo to DKNY have been rolling out their renditions of the Kimono. I’ll admit that kimonos aren’t always the easiest item to work into an outfit, but once you do they can be worth it. I hope this short & sweet post can inspire ! In addition I’ve selected my favourite kimono-esque jackets out there that I found to be unique, with my favourite being by the Spanish label Delpozo.

Trending Tuesday: Dark Lips At LFW

Sinister, vampire-esque, lady of the night; dark Lips embody edge, and a supernatural factor. When I think of Dark Lips, I can’t help but think of Hannah Beth. Do any of you know, or remember Hannah Beth? Okay, let me tell you a quick story. There was this one time when I watched a full season of House of DVF. It’s a reality show about Diane Von Furstenburg, where she has to weed out the perfect brand ambassador amongst a bunch of girls, all vying for the opportunity. Each week they complete tasks, etc to impress Diane. Well Hannah Beth won and became the DVF brand ambassador. And, Hannah was notorious for wearing a bold, dark lip! So now whenever I think of dark lipsticks, and shades, well now you know why I think of her! Anyways, Three runway shows  in particular have used dark lipsticks at LFW, and when 3 shows are doing something similar, it’s a trend.  And I won’t stop there I’ll also talk about how you can perfect this lip trend for yourself.