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2014 Fashion Trends Denim Vest

2014 Fashion Trends: Pink Slip The Denim Vest

Cut Ties with this Vested Interest

In the past style decade, an homage has been made to the 70s, 80s and now 90s. One of the more popular style trends as of late that existed in all three eras has been the denim vest. Like other 2013-2014 fads such as overalls, ombré everything, spikes, and platform heels, the denim vest quickly saturated the shopping space, building a presence in teen and tweentysomething wardrobes (including my own).

Not only did the denim vest make a sharp comeback, it also reinvented itself, taking on studs, tie-dye, acid wash, or even patterns. With multiple iterations, the denim vest was available for any fashionista ready to add day-time edge to her look. Now that the year is winding down, it is time to toss this throwback back to its glorious 80s roots (we feel that’s when denim vests really took off) and look for other ways to add that rock n’ roll feel to our wardrobes.

For fall/winter 2014 style develop an entire tough-girl-chic look with key staple pieces like a leather skirt, concert tee, and printed handbag. All three of those pieces can be used interchangeably to keep your style constantly revolving. A bright red blazer, causal tee, distressed denim, and smoking loafers is another fashionable combo that gives your style edge without falling into the wardrobe fad category.

This season, let’s update our looks with a pop of contemporary edge and give denim vests the PINK SLIP.

I’m Spooked By Your Bad Halloween Costume

Bad Halloween CostumesIt’s that time of year again where we all get to dress up as our alter egos or self-actualized inner beings… in lamest terms, us women get to flaunt our best assets with minimal judgement. To some, this may be the most fun part of Halloween (although, if I have a say, trick or treating still floats my boat). Currently, I’m wondering where has the creativity gone when it comes to dressing up for this magical pseudo-holiday.

As women, we grew up loving to play dress up, a pastime that started when we were old enough to attempt steps in our mother’s heels. Donning jewelry oversized for our small frames and dabbling in makeup vials provided a since of wonder. Now that we’re older and a lot of the mystery has been taken out of “dressing up,”–it may even seem like a chore to some–Halloween has become that time where we can recreate the festivity of dressing up outside of our day-to-day work uniforms or semi-causal weekend style. So let’s put some creativity into it and step away from these terribly cliché, and kind of bad halloween costumes.

1) To start, The Playboy Bunny may have been a sexy idea when The Girl Next Door was on air…in the early 2000’s, but I’m sure even Hugh is tired of this bunny business. So let’s skip past this cliché for something more fun. If the animal kingdom is your inspiration, add a bit of whimsy to your look by opting for a peacock costume.

2) We all love superheroes and we all love to kick ass! So it makes sense why we would gravitate to the sexy bustier and cape costume. But this Halloween cliché may have overstayed its welcome. Switch it up this year by going for something like a Rosie the Riveter costume or even Xena the Warrior Princess that way you can still kick ass and take names.

3) What’s new pussycat? Certainly not the idea of a “sexy” cat costume. Lose the whiskers pronto, as this option for a Halloween costume couldn’t be more of a I-ran-out-of-ideas-at-the-last-minute pick. A little bit lower on the food chain, but just as cute, a Minnie Mouse costume can set you apart from all of the animal print onesies and eyeliner drawn whiskers.

4) I think we can agree that this Halloween, your costume may need an extra pep in its step, sans the pom poms. The cheerleader costume is fun, easy, and predictable, but why not give your costume an extra bit of cool with another overlooked highschool cliché: the band geek. Plus, that one time at band camp…

Have fun with your sexy Halloween costumes and toss out those already-been-done-before looks. Bad Halloween costumes are getting The Pink Slip!

Back That Thang Up & Into The Trash

Pink Slip Cheeky Shorts

It’s Time to Pink Slip The Cheeky Short

Feeling cheeky? Snap out of it!

Cheeky shorts—with or without a fringe hem—is definitely out. Chuck this trend into the same pool as tramp stamps, choker collars, and platform boots. (Slip dresses from the 90’s are the only trend that still gets a pass).

Though Pink Slip is a fan of baby-got-back style, believe it or not, there is such a thing as showing too much skin and cheeky shorts fall into that category.

Who knows where this trend cropped up from–I’m guessing during the pop princess era of Britney/Christina/Mariah–but cheeky shorts are still making rounds with teens and twenty-somethings trying way too hard to emphasize their barely-there-derriere.

Opt for a high-waisted, mid-thigh short instead, which will look fab with a cropped top, to accentuate the glutes and show off leg. Plus a high-waist short can work well at any scene, whereas the cheeky short may only be good for the beach or in a rap video.

Toss the risky-and-frisky style for a more fashion savvy skin-is-in look. Cheeky shorts are getting the PINK SLIP.

So You Creep? Let’s Keep That On the Down Low

Pink Slip Creeper Shoes

Pink Slip Creeper Shoes

Creeper shoes go way back…we’re talking the 50’s, far from the trend now donned by Hot Topic hipsters.

And though the name of the shoe alone reminds me of Radiohead’s debut single “Creep” when their experimental alternative rock took over the airwaves, I still can’t help but shudder when I see a chick sporting a pair with an A-line skirt.

Originally designed for soldiers to make navigating tough terrains a bit easier, these shoes found their way into London pubs, worn by the same men serving, sparking a trend.

Now creeper shoes, in all their rock n’ roll varieties with suede textured vamps in plaid or leopard patterns, have surfaced in wardrobes.

Mixing in these platforms with clothes like a colored skinny pant, maxi skirt, or high-waist short gives the impression of a whiny teen on their way to a Fall Out Boy concert (No offense: I <3 FOB). If you really want to edge it up, why not go for a pair of ankle-length moto boots with buckles, zippers, or even distressing for a perennial badass staple? Let's give this juvie style back to our kid sisters. Creeper shoes are getting the PINK SLIP.

Hair Today…Gone Tomorrow!

Pink Slip Lavender Hair

Pink Slip Lavender Hair

by Elan Carson & Ashley Salinas

Color me crazy, but is anyone else tired of seeing the lavender hair trend?

First spotted on Katy Perry in 2011, lavender hair was once heralded as rock-n-roll runway chic. From catwalk to street style, this look quickly became all of the rage, with teens recreating the lavender-blonde locks.

Now that we’ve reached the peak of pastel hair colors, with style divas like Kelly Osbourne sporting this fantastical hairdo, I think it’s time we start to color in the lines again and ditch this candy queen/fairy aesthetic.

It was chic before but now this trend needs to be given the pink slip. As with any dye job, maintaining vibrant locks is a high maintenance feat. Unless you are a celebrity with a team of stylists on call, regular hair upkeep kind of goes out the window and the once vibrant color starts to fade to a grayish hue. And who wants more gray then lavender! Plus, all of the chemicals are bound to be damaging to your mane.

Let’s lose the lacquered locks all together (unless you’re prepped for some serious hairdo upkeep) and opt for natural hues instead. If you insist on having a colored coiffure with a pop, look into more temporary options, like a wig, extensions, or even semi-permanent dye that’s easy to abandon or wash out when the look simply isn’t working anymore.

Lavender hair is getting the PINK SlIP!

Hammer Time? Let’s Reschedule…

Pink Slip Harem Pants

By Ashley Salinas & Elan Carson

Pink Slip Harem Pants

Justin Bieber is a huge fan of harem pants. He rocks the crotch-sagging style whenever he gets the chance to finesse his bad-boy chic persona. After seeing Justin in this trend, some “Beliebers” have probably made the effort to go out and purchase a pair of this horrendous pant.

Harem pants hit the style scene around the release of M.C. Hammer’s 1980’s “Can’t Touch This” music video, sparking up a large following. Fast forward to the 2000’s and they once again became a trend in 09′ with more crazy patterns and now different sized crotch bagginess.

Like most of you when this trend first came out you wouldn’t want to be caught dead wearing them. You probably even said “Who would sport those?” Or if you did don a pair–for like a week–you tried to give these super silly looking pants a fashionable appeal with stilettos and fitted top.

But no matter how these pants are styled, they simply are unflattering and does no one any justice. Think wide hips, thin legs, and no derriere shape. Pink slip the harem pants trend so you don’t look back and say “What was I thinking!”

If you can’t seem to let this trend go back to 1980, here are a few styling tips: Go with a slimmer fit harem pant with not so much crotch action and follow the style tip above on pairing it with a fitted shirt and heels. Trust me, you’ll look less like you just came out of a genie bottle.

Those Nails! YIKES!!

Hello everyone!

You can call me Make It Work Molly- Miss Pink Slip Fashion and I “met” one another through the Lucky Blogger Community and I’m so excited to be syndicating my own blog posts here!

Now that we have introductions out of the way, let’s get along to what I think needs to be given the pink slip. Nail art. And not all nail art is bad, but I’m talking about the outrageous patterns that clash with your outfit unless you’re in all black/white/grey tones.

I really really really HATE the multiple patterns and drawings and gems that people stick on their nails. First of all, let’s be honest, how long does that stuff actually last? If you’re anything like me and do absolutely anything with your nails there is no WAY it lasts past the picture. It just can’t.

A quick Pinterest search pulls up some fun ones:

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I mean for real seriously? I truly hope if I were a guy and I went out with a girl with THIS on her nails for Valentine’s Day that I would find some way to sneak out the window of the restaurant bathroom. Yuck.

 

Oh this is another fun one:

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I am truly concerned about the amount of time that you literally have on your hands (pun intended) if you have the time to paint itsy bitsy leopard dots on top of your gold French manicure.

 

And this one:

 

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Please make it stop.

 

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OMG.

 

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With nails like these, I’m afraid to even criticize. You could literally claw my eyes out.

 

I think y’all get the point. So anyways- please, give this trend the pink slip!!

And feel free to check out my site too- should you feel so inclined:

Make It Work Molly

 

Love to all y’all,

 

Molly

This Trend Makes Me Want to Claw My Eyes Out

Stiletto Nails…Ouch

by Ashley Salinas

Pink Slip Fashion Stiletto Nails

Time to put the stilettos away and I’m not talking about the stilettos
that we walk in ladies. Yeah you got it, those stiletto nails that
you see just about every woman wearing nowadays. The ones that make
you cringe by just the thought of being accidentally poked in the eye
by these things. I think it’s time to give this trend the pink slip.

Not only am I getting a Vampira vibe, these Lady Gaga inspired claws
just seem dangerous to be around! Plus, what happens if one breaks??
Awkward anyone? Unless you’re a Scooby Doo monster or going as a witch for
Halloween, there’s no need to rock this celebrity-popularized trend.

Now for those who are guffawing and absolutely just can’t let this trend go
we’ll give you a break and say try a shorter version of the stiletto nail.
Short looks more chic and sophisticated. If these nails are too long the look kinda
turns costume-ish. I mean honestly you can’t do much with nails that are
6 inches long anyways!

Stiletto nails are getting the PINK SLIP.

Send this Look to the Shredder

Pink Slip Ripped Jeans for Women

Pink Slip Overly Ripped Jeans for Women

Guest Post by Ashley Salinas

I’m not sure why anyone would want to be caught in overly ripped jeans. This trend needs to be pink slipped and quickly. Here’s why: there is no way to make this jean look good on anyone. Either you look like a stuffed sausage or you look like a hobo, and trust me when I say neither are flattering.

If you’re going for a boho-chic outfit, try a wide leg jean or pant for a bottom or a tassel hem wrap. Don’t be afraid to toss in a wide brimmed hat for extra drama. The ripped jeans for women look however just screams Tara Reid from a 90’s teen flick and though we’re bringing back the 90’s, this still isn’t part of the decades-repeating-itself revival.

Let’s say you do get the urge to slip on a pair of sliced up jeans, go easy and opt for a pair that maybe has two or three rips and not those that are going up and down the jean revealing your whole leg and then some. Minor wear and tear or distressed detailing totally gets the OK. It’s when we go for extremes that this style easily transitions into slop-fest territory.

Let’s save a trip to the mall for the overly ripped jeans look and Pink Slip this trend.

It’s Time to Break Up With Your Boyfriend (Jeans)!

Pink Slip Fashion Boyfriend Jeans

Hi again from Pink Slip Fashion! In lieu of Katy Perry and John Mayer’s breakup, we’re also calling it quits with our beloved relationship we’ve had with boyfriend jeans…no pity party necessary!

A staple at mall-mainstream stores like Old Navy and The Gap, the boyfriend jean was supposed to hit all the style checkpoints. We’re talking comfort, fashion, and cool factor. Let’s no forget, it’s also a beach gal’s perennial favorite if you’re close to the sand. Think Jen Aniston in striped tee, slashed boyfriend jeans, and flats.

The problem with this “schlubby” trend however, is that it easily falls into the category of something celebrities and models can sometimes pull off and the average woman may fall into the style don’t cateorgy when attempting.

What happens is that the baggy silhouette creates an unflattering backside (who doesn’t want to show off healthy junk-in-the-trunk proportions) and shorten the leg length, as the pants are most likely to be cuffed at the ankle. Layer on a thick cardigan with a slouchy tee and you have a recipe for a style slop fest.

If you want to pull off a shabby supermodel chic look, choose a jean flattering to your shpae but that has mild distressing. Keep the slouchy tee OR the cardigan and opt for a loose bun. Voila!

So it’s time to cut loose this relationship and PINK SLIP boyfriend jeans.