Flannel is everywhere. I have not seen this much flannel since the 1980′s when it was on gift lists year after year. I had black and red myself. I am seeing it in the junior department of clothing stores now as the new trend. They’re even putting the flannel pattern on shoes. I never thought that it would make a comeback but what comes around, goes around!
“Natural” is THE color this Fall to have and to wear according to Style. Whether you call it natural, sand, or brown, or something else altogether, it’s the hue to be seen in on your arm as a purse or on your feet as boots. I’ll be looking for a pair of “natural” boots to go with my fake lambskin shearling winter coat this year.
For the next six months, Glamour has given us the one staple that we all must have to wear for the next six months – black tights. That’s an OK tip for some outfits. I can see that.
They also advise trying something dramatic like boots with shorts or a cape. I’d definitely do the boots but will skip the cape, thanks. Even if I paired black tights with a short skirt and a cape…the cape would just be overkill.
Whether it’s your first day back at school for high school or college, I’ll bet most will plan a fantastic “back to school” outfit for the all-important day back when you see old friends and perhaps an old boyfriend who ditched you (and now you’re going to show him what he’s lost). There is no reason to spend major bucks to wear the trends. You can distress (they call it “destroy” now) your own jeans or buy something like these from Urban Original for $28.99!
I love the fashion trend this year of distressed denim! Fashions always seem to come back around and I remember this one from years ago. From shorts to jeans, very distressed is best!
What if you have piles of jeans and want to make them trendy? Distress them yourself! Here’s how to do it:
- Put a solid surface within the fabric you want to distress (to protect your table or whatever you are doing this on), like a block of wood or something else you don’t mind getting a little damaged.
- Take a cheese grater and rub it against the denim. How gentle you rub will determine how much the fabric gets distressed. For holes and tears, rub vigorously. (Don’t use scissors to make the holes…it’ll just be a normal hole, not distressed).
- Sandpaper will give you a worn look as well.
I saw this done once on Rachael Ray’s talk show with a cheese grater. If you don’t want to try this on your jeans until you’ve practiced, pick up a few pair from your local Goodwill and go to town on them!