Q: Im starting my sophomore year this year and I wanted to know what is going to be in style and whats going out of style. Iv never really paid a whole lot of attention to trends or fashion. I mean I go to the store see something cute and ill buy it but that’s about as far as it goes. Iv never really cared until this whole kind of " soft-grunge " edgy style trend happened because I like it. I like the way it comes off and looks because its like a more fashionable take on my wardrobe of band t-shirts and jean shirts. Is it going out of style? Is it still worth buying a the pair of $200 combat boots I picked out? And if it is going out of style then whats coming in?
A. I’m about to be a sophy too! So my fashion sense is a little bit different from yours, but I know your style well. Here’s some helpful tips. Jeans: depends on body type. Look taller- long flare jeans. May be colored. Look slimmer- dark stretch. Try American Eagle outfitters. Slightly distressed is always good for your looks, but picture your jeans as part of your canvas that you keep unpainted. unless they’re something special, you want to keep them toned down and "normal" essentially unless they are a statement piece. Let’s see.. Graphic tees.. tees with bold words on them are in for soft grunge. Try a loose fit and a scoop-shoulder opening. Okay.. for cooler weather, do a baggy-ish sweater. Some girls overdo it and wear one down to their knees.. no. the whole premise to baggy clothing is the "I stole my boyfriend’s clothes" thing, so just slightly baggy with tight jeggings maybe. Tight and loose go together perfectly, but loose+loose do not, and sometimes tight+tight. Keep that in mind. Shop for a statement shoe, a plain shoe, and in between. A statement shoe could be those combat boots, depending on the style, but you can soooo get them cheaper than $200! It’s this beautiful thing called "thrift shopping". I lovelovelove boots. They’re a must have. Leather is also in. your plain could be a pair of Vans. Go on their website and look under the Lifestyle category. A medium/ in between shoe would be Oxfords.. so comfortable and sooo versatile. Makeup (if you wear it): get out of your comfort zone. try wings or bold eyebrows. Search Pinterest for some awesome ideas and tutorials! You also might want to get next month’s fashion magazines. they’re all about back to school stuff. I hope this is what you were looking for! Sorry for my rambling! xx
How has technology advanced since the 1960s?
Q: So, how has technology advanced from 1963 to today? What is different and what is the same? What might we see from 2013 to 2063?
A. You do not know. We got electric in 1969. Some of the last on rule electrification. I seen my first computer in high school assembly. It was 18 inch’s wide, 4 foot long, and 24 tall. In a wooden box. And could do some math. They said it was the future and we had a good laugh at that one. I bought my first hand held calculator in 1969. $20 buy the same today for $2. A days wages for one. In 5th grade a transistor radio was a hot Christmas gift. Few got one. Crews control in a car. Pull out the throttle cable and take your foot of the gas. In the 60s if you were willing to work you could always make out with a shovel and strong back. In truth the world changed in 1969,1970. I was very fortunate. Grandfather was the last blacksmith in the county. Hammer and forge man. And a good one.last of the horse wagons as well in towns, We seen the last of the old days pass away. In 1970 augers did the same work micro switch’s for control, earning your way with a shovel died,we took the last mules to the tankage plant. As power skiders could get back in the swamp to log. And the world is changing again. What it will be I have no idea. But in high school I had no idea as well what today would be. I do know that after high school I only had 7 jobs were mules were involved. And we packed in our computers and solar cells to run them. I got those jobs because you young kids are dumb enough to walk behind a mule and don’t think they bite at the other end. It has changed that much. From 1969 to today it became the electronic age. When I was in school if a show was on T.V they wanted you to watch. They made sure you could go to some ones house that had a T.V. I remember seeing my first color T.V. The color was so pale. And the sets so sensitive they had to be set in a vibration free area and dark room. But that technology created more jobs than they took. Expanding pros parity. To days technology does away with more jobs than it creates. And that I think is going to be a problem. The best will do well. I am retied now and hope I do not need to care about that. Because my skills are being rapidly out dated. Just like my grandfathers were. He was good,one of the best. But that way died with him. Today your a year out of the job market your skills are old fashion skills.
What are the current fashion trends, especially in accessories?
Q: Growing up I wasn’t allowed to adopt the trends of the time for various reasons (religious beliefs, mostly, as my parents were under the impression that I was a boy and crossing the gender line was forbidden) and I missed out on some cute ones. Scrunchies, babydoll dresses, denim skirts were big in my neck of the woods for a while, hot loops, the list goes on.
Now that I’m on my own I’m a bit of a fashion bug. However, adopting the fashions I missed out on would make me stick out (more than I already do) since the ones I liked at the time were primarily teenager things or they’re so far out of favor now that you can’t even get them anymore (I haven’t seen scrunchies in stores in years) but I don’t really see any discernible trends these days.
The 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s all had apparent trends. You can recognize the era a photograph was taken in because of the style of dress and the accessories they were sporting. But today it seems to be all jeans and t shirts, which I tend to wear a lot but I’m looking for something distinctly feminine, and sun dresses, which seem to have been common since at least the 1940s.
I don’t see much in the way of accessories, either. Scrunchies, butterfly clips, hot loops, those were seen all over the place in the 90s. Today the only thing I see is girls dying their hair unnatural colors, which isn’t really an option for an adult (especially since I have to rely on a wig that can’t be dyed), and sparkly nail polish.
I don’t want to sit out any more cute trends and fads but I’m not really seeing any today. Seems everyone’s going plain or dressing androgynous. Is there something I’m just not noticing?
A. One of the beautiful things about fashion is that it’s a way to express yourself and who you are. While you should try and keep up with the trends, (you don’t want to look outdated) put your own spin on things and try to be unique. Some specific Spring/Summer 2013 trends are: -Monochrome: a minimalist trend featured in Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Roland Mouret. -GM Flowers: "chemically enhanced flowers" like plastic roses at Holly Fulton, pop art daisies at Prada, and gemstone gerberas at Moschino. -Aqua Fresh: one colour in many different shades, from cobalt at Etro to cornflower at Chalayan and aquamarine at Zac Posen. -Clever Prints: Let your clothes do the talking-foreign postage stamps at Mary Katrantzou, Sicilian folklore at Dolce & Gabbana and colourful exaggerated leopard print at Kenzo -Swinging Fringing: It’s all about the shimmy detailing, from glitzy metallic fringing at Versace to leather at Rodarte, silk at Nina Ricci and raffia at Donna Karan. -Gruffles Flamenco Forte: All sultry curves at Balenciaga, Gucci and Marni. -Geometry: It’s time to go back to geometry class. Thankfully fashion is much more exciting with jumbo checks at Marc Jacobs and super even stripes at Moschino. -Geisha Delisha: Prada, Hermes, Etro and Emporio Armani all looked Eastwards for inspiration. -Sixties Super Graphic: Bold primary colours and pop-art prints spliced together ^^occasionally those times will come back with a more modern twist to them Hope I helped!
What are some fashion trends for middle school students in back to school 2013-2014?
Q: I am going back to school at the end of August. I was just wondering what some trends are for back to school. Thanks Thanks to the first person who answered! That website really helps
A. I love these types of questions! I just graduated middle school, and I’ve been researching this too.
So for clothes, I would consider your school dress code. Keep in mind that spaghetti straps or really short shorts may not be acceptable. Keep things appropriate.
My favorite trend is chiffon tank tops and button ups. You can wear a bandeau or a tank under.
I’m loving the infinity scarf trend this year. TJ Maxx and Marshall’s both have a great selection, as well as Forever 21.
Stripes, especially in black and white, are HUGE. but remember vertical (up and down) enlongate your figure, horizontal make you wider.
Green, preferably in the pistachio color for summer, and olive for fall, is the staple color for this year.
High-low skirts are absolutely gorgeous. If you’re a little shorter, just find a smaller fitting skirt. Make sure the back isn’t too long or you’ll get stepped on a lot.
Floral is a great trend that carries over from year to year. I love floral crop tops, which are also great shirts to have.
Leather jackets in warm fall colors are a major must-haves. Dark red, orange, and sunflower yellow are great to have, but if you can only get one, choose brown or olive.
Dark wash jeans in any cut are perfect for back to school. I love Hollister Jeans because they fit me the best, and Levi’s are also a good brand.
For shoes, combat boots, flats, Toms, Vans, and Converse are great for the middle school scene. Don’t buy any heels. Save those for High School dances.
Hair is pretty simple: Messy buns, braids and fishtails, curls, straight, anything! Hairstyles are limitless!
Makeup: you’re still in middle school.. Keep it really simple. Mascara, eyeliner, concealer, lip gloss. Nothing’s worse than a 12/13/14 year old who over lines their eyes and wears fake lashes. You’re young and have a gorgeous glow to your skin. Embrace it!