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Electric Frenchie Guest Post

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Mixing styles can be tricky, but sometimes it is as easy as 1-2-3! 

With the new arrival of vintage at ElectricFrenchie.com, we’ve had fun pairing our contemporary lines with timeless pieces from our new Vintage Time Capsule Collection. 

Our new Vintage Time Capsule Collection features premiere vintage collectors from Austin, Texas. For the next 60 days, Austin’s own up and coming vintage store Charm School Vintage and fashion-forward celebrity Erika Pinktipp’s grace us with their finest pieces. 

Take a look at the easy outfits we’ve put together with classic vintage pieces from Charm School Vintage and Vintage by Erika Pinktipps. 

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One of the easiest ways to add a vintage touch is to add on a fringe vest. Transform your lightweight white sundress with a vest or top it over a bold patterned dress.  Either way, you will create an authentic Woodstock Look effortlessly. Reuse the vest with a modern day bandeau, cut-off shorts, and lace-up boots for an edgier look. 

Hallie is seen in Electric Frenchie’s Bet It On A Sand Dollar Maxi Dress by Blue Bird and Charm School Vintage’s “Suede Fringe Vest”. Accessories include Prada Sunglasses and Carmel-colored Wood Heels. 

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A vintage top can be simply incorporated into your wardrobe. Tops from another era have a touch of detail or tailoring that is hard to find today. These gems can be paired with the vintage inspired high-waisted bottoms that are trending today. A vintage top can look great with wide-legged pants, high-waisted shorts, or flowy maxi skirts. Keep these tops handy in your closet to add a special touch to any outfit. 

Hallie is wearing Electric Frenchie’s Peach Colored Lace Shorts with Side Pockets and Charm School Vintage’s Black and Gold Glitter Top. Accessories include Canvas Black Chevron Wedges and Ray Ban’s Wayfarer. 

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A lot of unique lace and crochet textures are a common staple at vintage stores. Since lace and crochet yield a see-through factor, this classic material can open up a lot of ways to add layers in an outfit. From lace robes to open shirts, find ways to add a special touch to any outfit. Take this idea further by contrasting vintage lace with modern day lace design. 

Hallie’s outfit consists of Electric Frenchie’s A Little Glitz Sleeveless Blouse by Audrey 3 + 1, Ivory Crochet Lace Skirt by Many Belles Down, and Vintage by Erika Pinktipps’ Lace Mint Blouse. Accessories include Canvas Black Chevron Wedges and Ray Ban’s Wayfarer. 

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Don’t be afraid to be bold in vintage clothes. Try to find big and bold prints that will stand out among contemporary clothes. These one of a kind pieces can always be accented with today’s basics such as sheer shirts or basic belts. 

Hallie is wearing Electric Frenchie’s Red and Orange Ark & Co Sheer Blouse with Erika Pinktipp’s Vintage Blue Floral Maxi Dress. Accessories include red platform sandals. 

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We can’t wait to see how you mix in vintage to your closet. You can recreate these looks or make new ones by checking out ElectricFrenchie.com

Much love,

The girls@

ElectricFrenchie.com

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***All photos were taken by Maggie Perez

Inspiration on the Streets

Niyah Jackson is the 16-year-old fashion blogger behind Inexpensive Chic, a blog dedicated to showing you how to “look like a million bucks without spending a million bucks.” Niyah is also a track lover, bookworm, model and aspiring fashion stylist. Be sure to follow Niyah on StyleSays!

One of my favorite places to look for fashion inspiration are the streets. Why? Because everyday people are real– their style is real, their personalities, no two people are the same. Sometimes we get lost within the media’s perception of beauty. Magazines, don’t always show you how to dress for all shapes, and a lot of the outfits on the runway are not wearable to us regular people! Wherever you are, if you just walk outside, youll be surrounded by people who dress in different ways. One of those people are bound to inspire you in the way they look and maybe you’ll translate that inspiration into how you dress. Below are three outfits that I think are particularly amazing and to go with each of them are tips on how to incorporate elements of their style into your own!

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I’m usually not the type of girl who dresses very simple and describes her style as “classic.” I like to dress up, wear far too many rings than I should at one time, mix prints and play with color, etc. but every now and then I try to come out of my box and try something different. What I love about this look, is that it’s definitely preppy and elegant, but the muted color scheme keeps things fresh and interesting. The subtle accents of jewelry tie everything together.

How to Make This Look Your Own: Try pairing two unexpected colors together in classic shapes (a button down top and a trouser pant or short would be perfect), add dainty jewelry in either silver or gold and slick your hair back.

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1. Charlotte Russe Sleeveless Lace Button Front Top $22.99

2. Delia’s Olivia Colored Denim $14.99

3. Forever21 Paige Double-Strand Necklace $5.80


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There’s a lot going on in this look. We’ve got the neons, the pastels, the fur, the menswear hat, the celebrity sunnies, color streaked hair, two toned bag AND printed pants! Woo! That was a mouthful. It’s almost as if she wanted to try wearing as many of the trends in one outfit as possible. Honestly, I think she pulled it off, but for me and many of you who are reading this– it’s just not for everyday and there’s a very thin line between pulling something like this off and looking like you literally were temporarily blind while getting dressed.

How to Make This Looks Your Own: Just to be cautious, when you come across an outfit like this take one or two things at a time to be inspired by. For me, it’s the colored blazer and matching pumps. For others it could be the menswear hat and streaked hair, or the printed pants and two toned bag. Whatever it is, pick two and stick to them!

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1. Silence and Noise Boyfriend Blazer $49.99
2. Yesstyle Cross Strap Wedges $32


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Everything old is new again. The Spring/Summer runways have been filled with influences to the 80’s. Make this look 2012 by pairing a silly graphic tee with neon accented jewelry and accessories. You can go so many different directions with this– extreme (like above) where everything is neon, medium, where you pair a neon dress or separates with nude accesories and jewelry, or simple, by wearing a nude outfit with pops of neon add-ons.


How to Make This Look Your Own: Choose your degree of neon: Extreme, Medium or Simple.


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1. Alexander McQueen Neon Dress $230

2. Reed Krakoff Nude Bag $1,980

3. Giuseppe Zanotti Nude Heels $695

4. H&M Necklace $12

Small Town, Big Style

This the second post in our summer guest blogger series. Claire S. is the creative young lady behind the blog Barely Monday. In the fall she will be entering her junior year of high school in a Connecticut town of only a few hundred. After high school she wants to study visual communications with aspirations to enter a career in the magazine industry. Follow Claire on StyleSays to stay up-to-date on all her favorite looks.


Let me paint you a picture; you’re in an old time town in the heart of historical Connecticut. Everywhere you turn there’s a soccer-mom in a mini-van, a Vineyard Vines sweater, or nautical striped cardigan (not that we don’t love those from time to time). Then you pass a girl that looks slightly out of place but you can’t figure out why. That’s me. I’ll most likely be wearing a maxi skirt, high waisted shorts, or neon-something.


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So, what’s a self-proclaimed hipster like me doing in a historical New England town you might ask.  Yeah, I don’t know either to be honest. Ever since the ripe age of eight years old I’ve had my sights sets on the big city lights of New York City and LA. After living in SoCal in my early years I’ve also adopted that laid back beach bum style. You could definitely say at this point that I have a bad case of style-schizophrenia! I always try, especially at this time in my life, to experiment with my style and find a balance.


As a high schooler of course I constantly aim to fit in, this being extremely hard when you’re a girl like me stuck in a town like this. Confused yet? Let me break it down. Every spot-on outfit of mine starts with denim.  Whether that be my treasured Levi’s denim vest (bought at Urban Outfitters of course!) or a pair of white bootcut jeans. After that, add in a little frill. With the vest I’ll most-likely be wearing a chiffon maxi skirt, a high-waisted circle skirt, or a bustier dress. If I’m feeling the jeans that day I could be wearing my Kirra button down with lace cutouts or my Leifnotes mixed-print chiffon blouse. As a dancer, I always like to have comfortable shoes. However; ladies, comfortable shoes don’t mean you have to be perpetually glued to the soles of your converse! I love to turn to my Steve Maddens for this one. I’m currently in love with my new mixed-print moccasins. In the winter, I’m routinely lacing up my ‘Troopa’ boots. I’ve also been lusting after the ‘Studly-L’ leopard studded loafers. If you take a look at my overflowing closet you’ll also find an array of wedges, gladiator sandals, light blue Sanuks, and my favorite purple low-tops (sorry, I couldn’t resist the converse!).


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Lastly, I have to have my kick of neon. This could come in the form of neon blue hoops, a neon pink lace vest, or a neon yellow tank. Finish off the look with simple makeup essentials and voilà! You have an outfit I’d be wearing on any given day. Other signatures of mine include, but obviously not limited to; one of my favorite dresses à la Pacsun, a worn-in tank thanks to Urban Outfitters, and always topping off my outfits with a stud in one ear and a feather in the other. 


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My head is spinning thinking about all the different components that create my one of a kind style you could only imagine how I manage to fit in with the kids at my “preppy” high school. The key to this fine art is always having one classic piece (denim is always a fool-proof choice) and then embellishing. Honestly, if I can do it you can do it! In the morning I throw on some Bombay Bicycle Club or Miike Snow, jump in the shower, throw my hair in a messy bun, and use my handy outfit equation to get dressed. No need to experiment with makeup. Cover-up, powder, bronzer, eyeliner, and mascara is all I need and I’m out the door! Even though I always get that “omg what a hipster!” harassment from my friends, I always boast my confidence. Sounds corny but believe me, it’s definitely you’re best accessory. 


To achieve my look:


My favorite places to shop:

  • Urban Outfitters - A hipster’s one stop shop! My favorite place for loose tanks, edgy jewelry, and the widest array of high-waisted bottoms.
  • Nordstrom - My go-to place for shoes. I’ve bought all my Steve Maddens there and then some. They have a huge selection and something for everyone!
  • Anthropologie - The brands at Anthropologie have definitely mastered the art of mixed prints! Polka dots with floral, stripes with ikat, you name it they have it!
  • PacSun - I shop here to get my fix of that laid back Cali style that reminds me of living in Orange County. They always have great body con skirts, maxi skirts, adorable sweaters, and perfect little dresses. Not to mention their unique prints and graphic tees! 

My makeup routine:

  • First, I use the face touch up stick (by Bobbi Brown) in porcelain. 
  • Next, I set the concealer with mineral finishing powder (Laura Mercier).
  • I add a little color to my very fair skin with bronzing powder (Bobbi Brown) in golden light.
  • Moving onto the eyes: first I use Revlon ColorStay jet black liquid eyeliner to make a thin line on my upper lash line.
  • Second, I curl my lashes with Revlon Supreme Curl lash curler.
  • Lastly, I apply a lot of Covergirl Lashblast Fusion mascara. 
  • If I’m looking for a more dramatic look, I’ll also apply a coat of Covergirl Lashblast Volume Blasting mascara and some Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in shell (you could even sprinkle in a little sparkle).

Lauren’s Top 4 Trends of Summer

This is a guest post from Lauren of The Teen Runway.

Hi, fashionistas!

This season has been an amazing one so far! I’m in love with every single trend. They are so fashion forward and sometimes even vintage. In this post, I’m going to talk about the four biggest trends for teens this summer!

Number one: Short shorts are so in right now! They are really cute and flirty (and, on the plus side, they keep you cool). Love them! This is my model, Valerie, wearing her favorite pair of short shorts:

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Number two: This one is a big one! Bikinis are in like always. I really like them because they show skin, but not too much of it! Bikinis are flirty, and have a cute vibe to them. Love them! Here is my model Ashley wearing her favorite bikini:

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Number three: Patterned skirts are a big hit this summer! They are really cool and chic! Some have a little bit going on, and some have a large amount of pattern. I like both styles. So cute! Here am I wearing my favorite patterned skirt (which happens to be a body-con skirt):

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Number four: Neon pink purses are so fashionable this summer! These purses add the right pop of color to your outfit! It’s fun to make let your accessories be the focal point. This is my neon pink purse:

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I had a lot of fun writing this post as always. I hope you liked it!

Until my next post, fashionistas! I love all my readers! You mean the world to me.

xx,

Lauren

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