Debunking Familiar Fashion Myths!

With so many fashion rules to remember–like You can’t wear white after Labor Day–putting the perfect outfit together can sometimes become a daunting process. The good news is most of these fashion rules can be taken with a grain of salt. Fashion is fun and shouldn’t be so rigid as to not make room for your own personal style. Don’t believe all the hype, instead, checkout how you can break the fashion rules while looking chic and on trend!

 

Rule #1: You Can’t Wear Black With Navy

Black and navy are two colors that represent sophistication and classic taste–they sure can make an outfit fierce! When worn together, these two colors can take your outfit to the next level. Most would say you cannot wear black and navy together because they clash. However, mixing the two together makes an outfit more interesting than a monochromatic ensemble. Black and navy compliment one another especially when your outfit consists of contrasting fabrics and material such as velvet, silk and leather.

 

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Don’t Put Away Those Boots Just Yet: 5 Ways To Wear Your Winter Boots In Spring!

One of my favorite things about winter is the ability to wear coats, sweaters and–of course–boots! Although warm weather is great, the clothing in the colder months is something I really look forward to. Boots are a great transitional shoe to wear when the weather is constantly changing as we move into spring. If you are like me and you’re not ready to put away your boots just yet, read on for 5 ways you can style all of your boots in spring before storing them away until next winter!

 

  1. Black Booties: A Staple in Winter And Spring!

Plain black booties are a staple in almost everyone’s closet. At first glance, you may be picturing yourself wearing these with a long-sleeve shirt and jeans, but these can easily be worn in spring with a t-shirt and shorts. The brown wooden sole helps carry these boots into spring, as this detail pairs well with lighter colors. The shorter silhouette can also make these great transitional footwear because your feet can breathe in warmer weather.

 

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Our Favorite Dress Trends In Honor Of National Dress Day!

Happy National Dress Day! If you have a new dress you have been waiting to wear, today is the day to show it off! National Dress Day was founded by Ashley Lauren (fashion designer of the evening dress brand, ASHLEYlauren) in October 2016 to “honor all of the ways dresses help us celebrate the significant moments of our lives”. Dresses have evolved over hundreds of years and although they come in many silhouettes, these 5 dress trends are our favorites at Swap.com.

Midi Length Dresses 

If you are like me, most of the short dresses in your closet are meant for more casual occasions during the day and most of the long dresses you own are for a dressier occasion like a wedding. The midi length dress is one of our favorite dress trends because you can not only dress it down with flats or sandals to wear during the day, but you can also easily dress it up with a pair of heels for a more formal occasion. For dresses you want to get more use out of, my best piece of advice is to invest in fabrics like polyester, silk, crepe, satin and chiffon. Dresses made in these fabrics, especially in a midi length dress, can seamlessly take you from day to night by simply swapping out your sandals for a pair of pumps! (more…)

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Show Stopping Faux Fur Looks You Would Never Know Weren’t Faux Real!

Not only is faux fur on trend this season, but there are so many benefits to owning faux fur over real fur. Did you know that faux fur is easier to clean and lasts longer than real fur? Faux fur is also less expensive and you don’t have to worry about how you store it during the warmer months. The best part is that we offer hundreds of fabulous faux fur items on Swap.com just like these one-of-a-kind staples.

If you are new to owning faux fur, this luxurious black faux fur coat by Donna Salyers is the perfect item to start with. I guarantee you will want to wear this one on so many different occasions. Need a coat to throw over a formal dress for a winter wedding? Or, a coat to go with your long sleeve, silk blouse and jeans for dinner and a night out? Maybe you wear sneakers and leggings during the day but want to add some pizzazz to your look when you’re running out the door? This coat is one that should belong in everyone’s closet!

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Swap.com Quarterly Report: 2017 Trends

Thrifting is blowing up. What you probably associate with a small, quirky shop downtown is now an $15 to $18 billion industry that’s becoming digitized by the second. Americans increasingly see thrifting as a guilt-free way of shopping and a unique way to conveniently discover new styles and outfits. And, they’re doing it online.

At Swap.com, we’ve experienced an explosion of online secondhand stores that cater to luxury, style, women’s fashion, value, and everything in between. As the largest online consignment retailer, our huge inventory and variety of items gives us unique insight into secondhand fashion as a whole. We carry women’s, men’s, kids’, and baby apparel from everyday favorites like Old Navy, to outdoorsy essentials like Patagonia, to high-fashion designer brands like Manolo and Jimmy Choo.

We won’t pretend to know where thrifting will head in 2018, but we can use our wealth of information to look at what thrifters are thinking, current trends, and everything that has led us to the current secondhand shopping revolution. Let’s dive right in and discover some of the favorite brands, styles, and habits of everyday American thrifters like you! (more…)

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