2014 Trend: Matching Sets

Trends with Staying Power: Matching Sets

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Summer is the perfect time to experiment with what you like and discover new styles that you’ve never tried before. One of our all time favorite summer trends is the matching set! Twin sets offer a good way to mix and match your favorite summer pieces to keep your wardrobe interesting. This trend is versatile, unique and definitely adds a modern twist to the traditional sundress. They are perfect for casual wear but can transform into a great date night outfit with the right additions. Think it’s too late to hop on this trend? Well, think again! Matching sets are great pieces that you can totally transition into the next season.

Floral Matching Set

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Add some edge to your favorite floral piece by snagging a twin set in black! This floral lace and mesh matching set has exquisite detailing and can definitely be dressed up or down. Throw on some pointy pumps and a lightweight cardigan for the perfect fall outfit. You can also add some shine to your set with a simple chain necklace or a colorful clutch that will draw eyes your way. Make this a casual look with some simple flats.

Solid Matching Set

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Attend your next dinner party in high style with a lovely two piece dress. You can flaunt a bit of skin for a sexy touch, but keep your look classy with simple accessories like bangles or earrings. We love this cool pastel crop top and skirt because it presents a polished look with a mix of modern. The skirt’s hemline adds a unique touch to the entire outfit. Slip on some new high heel shoes to complete the look.

Patterned Matching Set

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There are tons of interesting patterned matching sets that will create a unique look for you. From dog tooth or brocade to checkered and striped designs, you can definitely customize the outfit to suit your needs. Patterned sets are especially fun because they add depth to your outfit. Find a striped twin set for a casual outing with friends. Remember to pair a colorful pattern with a neutral jacket or blazer for a more balanced look; this is a great way to transition your summer sets into fall.

The best part about a twin set is that you can mix and match pieces or wear them together. Change up your regular day dresses with a crop top and matching skirt. If skirts aren’t for you, then try a twin set with shorts or pants. There is no fuss deciding what to wear everyday when there’s already a complete outfit made for you with a matching set!

Summer Date Outfit Ideas

Summer Date Outfit Ideas: What to wear

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Summer is the perfect time to let your hair down and soak up the warmth of the sun with your girlfriends or that special someone. Whether you decide to hit the beach, enrich your life with art and culture or party it up in the clubs, you definitely need to find the outfit that is just right.

Day at the beach

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Spend a day lounging by the sea, reading a book or playing some volleyball. If you’re going to the beach with that special person, we’ve got the perfect outfit idea for you! Bare some skin with a cute crop top paired with high-waist shorts and gladiator sandals. The look screams effortless and flirty! Tie in the entire outfit with a sheer kimono cardigan and your date will be dazzled by your natural beauty. Kimonos are great for summer because they are lightweight, stylish and useful for when it gets cooler at night.

Visiting the museum

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So you want to appear polished and sophisticated for your crush that’s a little older and more mature. Luckily for you, we have just the outfit! Browse through our skirts collection, where we have everything from mini to maxi skirts.  Impress your date with a bold, printed skirt; it will hold his attention and make you feel like a work of art. Make sure that your outfit remains classy with a skirt that falls just above or below the knee. Finish your look with some neutral high heel pumps that will elongate your legs and make you feel confident and sexy. Make sure you are able to move comfortably in these heels as you’ll be doing plenty of walking as you look at artwork.

Watching movies

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Movies are an especially popular choice for a summer date because there are so many great films that come out this time of the year. This date lets you sit back, stuff your face with popcorn and candy, and enjoy the show. This laid-back outing requires the same vibe in your outfit choice. Keep your look relaxed and casual with some denim skinny jeans and a pair of flats or loafers. Another great option for your feet is some cute wedge sandals which gives the casual sandal a little boost. Pair your jeans with a lightweight blouse or tank that you feel comfortable wearing for an extended period of time. Remember that you’ll be sitting for about two hours so make sure you choose a comfortable but stylish outfit.

Drinks at a bar or club

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For those who enjoy date night by getting lost in the beat of the music and having a few drinks, you’ll definitely want to step up your look. Try out some of our sexy night dresses that will have everyone looking your way! Printed dresses or anything with detailing—lace, zippers, slits—add a bold and sexy touch that is great for this season. Throw on a pair of stiletto high heels and you’ll be instantly transformed into a bombshell beauty.

We hope you keep some of these summer date outfit ideas handy for your next rendezvous!

August 2014 Calendar

August 2014 Calendar

“In summer, the song sings itself.”

~William Carlos Williams

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Fashion Comebacks: Tie-Dye

Tie-Dye Makes a Comeback

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From the late 60’s to early 70’s, tie-dye patterned clothing was a huge hit. The bold hues and fun patterns of tie-dye made it especially favorable among the youth. Tie-dye designs were primarily made on casual shirts made of cotton in bright tones, with swirls, peace signs and diamond patterns as popular patterns. Today, it is making a major comeback and clearly, we are all for it. Designers like Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Gucci, and Frida Giannini elevated these eye-catching swirls by pairing it with less conventional styles and more sophisticated fabrics. The outcome is truly breath-taking. From bleached and mottled knit jumpers, to flared trousers and dresses, designers have transformed tie-dye to meet the needs of ever-changing world of fashion. They have created a whole new look by kicking the brightness up a notch with a cloud-like effect that is perfectly stained.

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Tie-Dye Fashion

Not only are tie-dye trends reappearing among apparel, women’s accessories are also given a makeover that is perfect for this time of year. From backpacks and sunglasses to socks and scarves, tie dye prints are here to stay throughout the seasons. This summer, designers gladly gave dip-dyed looks a sophisticated spin with mature hues, fabrics and cuts. No longer is tie dye a mainstay for jam-band fans and festival-goers; this trend has transformed itself to one of the most wanted trends of summer 2014! Just take a look at some of our favorite celebrities like Kate Bosworth and Ashley Tisdale, who rock the tie dye trend with effortless zeal. Tie dye women’s dresses are all the craze during this hot weather. Simple dresses with a mix of two or three tones show a playful, feminine and natural attitude that anyone can make their own.

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To get a jump-start on the trend, check out the selection of tie-dyed items available on our site.

July 4th Outfit Ideas

July 4th Outfit Ideas

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Independence Day, also known as the fourth of July, is a holiday that commemorates our nation’s independence through fireworks, family gatherings, bbqs, parades and political speeches. You may be wondering what to wear to display your patriotism on this important day. No worries, Makemechic is here to help! If you are looking for some last minute outfit ideas, we have exactly what you’re looking for.

Casual Fourth of July Outfit

So, you want to sit back and relax with some family or friends with a BBQ, some refreshments and watch TV. To create that effortless casual outfit, all you need is a simple top with a stars and stripes design to show your spirit. You can pair your American flag tank or crop top with some distressed skinny jeans and sandals. The fireworks won’t be the only thing that leaves people awestruck. Light up the night sky by wearing a patriotic American flag sweater with simple black leggings to avoid the night chill and stay stylish. Complement your stars and stripes top with a red headband or cute star print earrings.

Dressy Fourth of July Outfit

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For the ladies who are ready to party, you will want to show your patriotic fervor by adding some glamour to your outfit. Whether you are having a date with your special someone or dressing up for girl’s night, you want to look your best and show your spirit. Doll up your look with a sexy bodycon dress with a stars and stripes design for a bold look. For those who want to show their spirit in a more subtle way, try some high heel pumps with a patriotic theme or even in red, white or blue tones. Adding small accessories, like a necklace or clutch with a patriotic theme will show your spirit without going overboard. Complete your look with red lipstick and some mascara and you’ll be ready to head out the door.

If you are still unsure what to wear for this special holiday, we have what you need. Create your perfect Fourth of July outfit with some of our very own patriotic styles! Browse through our Patriotic Babe popular category, where we’ve compiled our favorite patriotic styles for your shopping convenience. We have everything from tops and dresses to shoes with red, white and blue! On top of this, we have a special sale on sale where you can get up to 30% off on items with free shipping! This offer is too good to pass up. Ready, get set, shop!

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July 2014 Calendar

“Do what we can, summer will have its flies.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Summer 2014 Trend Alert: Jelly Shoes

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find the perfect shoe that combines comfort and beauty? Well, today is your lucky day because Makemechic has exactly what you’ve been daydreaming about. Browse through our new popular category, jelly shoes, which includes everything from combat boots to gladiator sandals! Jelly shoes are great for a night on the town or simply as a casual every day shoe. Although considered popular in the 1980′s, the jelly shoe has been reinterpreted by a number of high-end fashion designers recently. These cute jellies come in a whole host of different colors, styles and are usually covered in glitter! What can top that? Warm up your summer in a pair of Makemechic’s jelly sandals; these ultra bright, affordable, cute shoes will make you ready for anything. One of our top picks this season is Amira—a strappy, caged gladiator design that comes in several different colors—because it is so versatile and cute. You can totally rock this look at a music festival or a pool party.

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How to Wear Jelly Shoes

So, you’ve decided to try out a pair of jelly shoes and you’re wondering how to incorporate it into your daily wardrobe. We came up with three easy ways to own this fun trend!

1) Pair them with socks. Let your imagination run wild when you wear your jelly shoes with socks. You can choose colorful socks with bold prints for a carefree vibe or try socks in neutral tones with some ruffle for a flirty and feminine chic look.

2) Wear them with skinny jeans or boyfriend jeans. Take the casual look to a whole new level when you pair your favorite denim with jelly shoes. Roll up your jeans to highlight your shoes even further.

3) Wear them with tights and a flared skirt or day dress. This look screams classic and cute.

Don’t be jelly- grab your favorite pair today!

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June 2014 Calendar

June 2014 Calendar

” If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.”

Bernard Williams

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Floral Prints: Wrapped In Spring

Floral Prints: Wrapped In Spring

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Why we love it

While floral print trends have been in full bloom for as long as we can remember, this spring, floral prints take on a sophisticated, modern, and fresh new look. This season’s floral trends run from sweet and poetic, as seen on the Rebecca Taylor runway, to moody and edgy like the Marc Jacobs collection. Its versatility and feminine edge bring fashion to a higher level.

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How to rock it

Around this time of the year, we can always count on a full floral fantasy, with a wide array of floral prints showing up everywhere from clothing and accessories to women’s shoes. Don’t limit your blossoms to your clothing; this year, floral prints are blossoming among combat boots and sneakers as well as pumps! This trend transforms the masculine and casual into something flirty and fun. If you want to try out this trend without taking away your sporty vibe, don some cool floral sneakers.

You may be wondering how to properly accessorize your floral outfit. To avoid looking too overly done, pair a colorful floral print to a simple pair of earrings or a structured bag. You can also choose a nice statement necklace to complete your effortless summer look; the key is to limit cute accessories to allow the floral print to be the main focus of your outfit. The same rule applies to makeup. Wearing a simple yet elegant nude or pink lip color with a dab of blush will complement floral prints and give you a naturally beautiful look.

Simple rules to follow

We know it’s hard to remember all of these helpful suggestions so we’ve made it easier for you by condensing them into a few easy tips. So, give our 3 simple rules a road test during your next shopping trip.

Rule 1: Limit your accessories. Choose one or two accessories that will add to your outfit, rather than make it distracting. A simple belt with a complementary tone to your floral pattern will complete your look; you can also choose a simple necklace or headband.

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Rule 2: Make your outfit pop. Pick pieces with unexpected eye-catching elements like 3-D embellishments, sequins, neon hues and leather.  This will give sweet floral prints a cool edge.

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Rule 3: Take the word balance to heart. For a complete head-to-toe floral look, pick different patterns for the top and bottom. The different textures will keep the look interesting and well composed.

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Bonus: For the daring fashionistas, turn the most classic spring trend on its head by trying something unique. Mix it up by pairing one floral print with another using base colors like black and white so the look is not overpowering.

 

Get wrapped up in spring by trying out some of these ideas the next time you wear floral!

2014 SUMMER TRENDS GUIDE

MAKEMECHIC – 2014 SUMMER TRENDS GUIDE

Kick off the summer in style with the hottest clothes and accessories! Make Me Chic’s summer trends guide offers a fun list of hot trends this season that would be perfect for the adventurous go-getter to the feminine fashionista. From nautical and floral prints to classy black and white, be prepared for the amazing styles you will be rocking in no time. Think of this as our gift to you, so that you can start stocking up on the best pieces of new women’s clothing in advance for this summer season. Forget those outrageous styles you will never buy into–we’ve got the low-down on the 10 key trends you should be lusting after! Now get your shop on.

1-NAUTICAL

The nautical trend is not just for sailors! There is no better way to usher in the season of sunshine than by rocking stripes and anchors. We found a ton of chic pieces that will shake things up for date night or for the workplace. Try a striped top with dark denim and flats for a fun and casual afternoon out or wear a striped dress with red accessories for a sophisticated vibe that is sure to impress your coworkers.

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2-MESH/FISHNET

One of the summer’s biggest trends is perforation. If it’s got holes in it, it’s cool. This trend is no longer solely reserved for stockings; mesh and fishnet designs look great in a variety of styles, from tops to high heel shoes. But don’t take our word for it! Check out our fishnet collection.

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3-BLACK & WHITE

There are no shades of gray here! Look crisp and cool in contrasting colors that are perfect all year round. This dynamic duo is perfect for the office wear or special occasions, but can definitely add a fun twist to the typically vibrant hues of summer.

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4-COLORED SUNGLASSES

Translucent sunnies make your hippy side crystal clear. What better way is there to stay cool in the scorching heat than with a pair of sunglasses? Grab a couple of playful ones, like cat eye or heart frames and you can’t go wrong.

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5-FLORAL

Blossom this season with bold and flirty floral prints. Our flower shop has a ton of fun floral prints that will show off your feminine side; plus, they are super flattering. We’ve got silky floral dresses and beautiful floral pumps that are all the craze! Pair them with anything for serious fashion cred.

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6- DENIM SHORTS

Denim is a staple piece that every girl needs in her wardrobe. Our shorts come in a vast variety of washes and styles. Hit the beach wearing destroyed denim over a sporty one-piece bathing suit and you’ll make all the guys look your way. They are flirty and effortless, which is great for a casual outing with the girls.

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7- CROCHET CROP TOPS

Don’t be afraid to show some skin! Think 70′s surfer girl with a relaxed, laid-back style if you want to get a good feel for this retro trend. Cute cropped tops amp up denim cutouts effortlessly and is perfect for a day at the beach.

 

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8-WIDE LEG TROUSERS

Take a break from those skin tight pants and let your legs feel free! Don some wide trousers as an elegant alternative for summer that will keep you feeling cool. Extra points to those wearing trousers that have a bold pattern!

Photographed by Craig McDean, Vogue, April 2014

9-SNEAKERS

Patent sneakers are on fire this season. They give miniskirts a sporty-fun kick. Wearing sneakers with a wedge will give you a heightened silhouette without the pain! Throw on some cool kicks for a casual outing with your pals.

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10-BUSTIER TOPS

Pair a cute bustier top with a high-waist skater skirt for a fun, flirty alternative to a sundress. These tops are super flattering and feminine. To add an extra charm, find one with a floral print!

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It’s never too early to start stocking up on your summer essentials using our trend guide. Happy shopping!