Tis’ the season of awesome gifts and spending overload. It’s no secret that we break the bank on those perfect gifts for our family and friends. But what if you can buy awesome gifts without spending a lot of money? Below are listed 12 Thrifty Gift Buys that I found while shopping here at swap.com. (more…)
Love designer style but can’t justify paying absurd retail prices? On Swap.com, we carry over 25,000 brands, including ones you’re used to seeing in upscale areas in New York, London, and Tokyo. Here are five brands you’ll be surprised (and delighted) to find out we carry on Swap.com for anywhere from 50%-80% off retail. (more…)
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.
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!
- 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.
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…)