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Overalls Are Not In Style

Are Overalls In Style? NO!

Pink Slip Fashion can already feel the indignant, if not rage, of you muttering quickly at your computer “Whaddaya mean DITCH the overalls!”

Is this even still a question: “Are Overalls in Style?” The answer is NO!

But let’s get real, WHO’s wearing overalls and most importantly WHY? 

Overalls seems to be the 2013 trend that’s “back with a vengeance,” but outside of waif models on the cover of Nylon, or Jen Aniston, I haven’t seen overalls executed well in any to-be-envied style.

In fact, most times they create an unflattering silhouette—unless you have a naturally boyish figure—and though comfy can come off as a bad casual Friday spin-off.

Did I mention this style isn’t even versatile to wear to work. “Maybe it’s just a weekend look?” you say. But the truth is, who’s wearing overalls on a weekend outing to the movies or dinner? 

Though trendy on models and celebrities, as a day-to-day style, we’re giving overalls the PINK SLIP!

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Are QR Codes Dead?

A big social media question on our radar is “Are QR Codes Dead?”

QR codes, a marketing tactic employed by major corporations, including retail industry heavyweights Victoria’s Secret & Macy’s are starting to slip from our radar.

Either caused by the disinterest of a mobile consumer who doesn’t have a scanning app pre-installed on their phone or by a company who’s tired of having a square block of symbols visually interfere with a campaign, recent data shows that the publication of QR codes and its public consumption have reached their peak and are slowly falling.

This year alone, there has been a 17% decrease of QR codes in popular magazines. And though there was a 38% year-over-year rise in scans between Q1 & Q2, that doesn’t live up to its original hype of a 157% jump back in 2011.

Even though QR codes are still on the up, they’re losing a lot of momentum and quickly. Adage.com blogger B.L. Ochman even writes that QR codes have been trampled by easier-to-use apps.

What are you thoughts? Are you giving QR codes the PINK SLIP?

8 Fall Looks That Are Never Going Out of Style

8 Looks that are NEVER Going Out of Style!

Pink Slip Fashion normally covers the latest trends that are going out of style. Yet, as we brace ourselves for brisk fall weather, you may be thinking it’s time to revamp your wardrobe to kick off the season.

The truth is, your wardrobe may not need much of a makeover. If you do a little digging through those out of fashion knee socks, platform booties, and military jackets circa Fall 2012 fashion trends, you may uncover some classic pieces you didn’t realize you had.

Here’s a list of 8 Looks that will NEVER get the PINK SLIP:

  • Double Breasted, Belted Trench
  • Black Leather Jacket
  • Neutral Colored Cape
  • Pencil Skirt
  • Slouchy Cable Knit Sweater
  • Leather Riding Boots
  • Quilted Handbag with Strap
  • Flat Slip-on Loafers

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Toss the Black & White Leggings!

Which look is out of fashion this week? You guessed it!

Stop clowning around with jester pants & toss the black & white leggings. Go sporty with a racer stripe instead. Ideal for 9-5 style or a night out, a racer stripe pant is the perfect blend of casual, cool & polished.

No offense Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice…Beetlejuice…nothing), but black and white striped pants are getting the PINK SLIP.

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PInk Slip Interviews Sam Sarpong: BET Host & Tommy Hilfiger Model

Sam Sarpong. In case you haven’t heard of him (even though I’m sure you have), he’s a jack of all trades AND master of all! As a successful model, actor, and recent host for BET, Sarpong is stealthily taking over the entertainment industry! 

Elan Carson: At what point in your life did you decide you wanted to establish yourself as an entertainer? And why was that important to you at that time?

Sam Sarpong: When I was a kid I liked to watch T.V. a lot. One of my favorites was Dukes of Hazard because they drove really fast cars. It was the fast cars on Dukes of Hazard that did it for me. I love what I do and the fact that I can affect so many people’s lives by my work as an entertainer.

EC: Where were you when you first heard the news that you landed a job as a BET host and how did that feel?

SS: It felt great knowing I was going to be hosting the BET Awards. BET had come to me after seeing my work at MTV. I looked forward to it because I had never hosted the BET Awards and it was my first time also attending them.

EC: Who are some of the people that have been crucial in helping you to succeed?

SS: There are several people that help me succeed daily. My father, sister, my publicist Terrance and Nyvia, my management Steve, my hosting agent Melissa, my agent JD, my road manager Brian and the entire Future Stars staff. You are nothing without your team.

EC: Looking back at how far you’ve come, how does it now feel to be heralded as Hollywood’s Renaissance Man?

SS: It feels great to be heralded as Hollywood’s Renaissance Man. It’s a true blessing. It shows that if you never give up, things can happen for you.

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EC: If you could look into the future, how do you see your career evolving over the next few years?

SS: In the next few years I see myself running Future Stars Entertainment Group as a management, production company, clothing brand, and just building an empire to create jobs for other people.

EC: How have you changed from your first role as a host to being the face of Tommy Hilfiger to appearing in 60 films?

SS: I haven’t really changed much since my first role as a host and Tommy Hilfiger. It is all the same to me. Entertainment cross references each other, so all the things I do whether it be acting, modeling, hosting or music, they all help build my brand.

EC: Knowing that you possess a variety of talents, what’s the one skill on which you pride yourself the most?

SS: Acting is the one skill I pride myself most on because it is the hardest. When you are acting you are playing someone else so people really judge your work. [With] music and hosting, ultimately you are being yourself. Even if people still judge you, you don’t take it as personal.

 EC: Has race ever been a defining factor in determining if you’re the “right” fit for a position and how have you leveraged being an African-American male in a pre-dominantly Caucasian industry to your advantage?

SS: Race plays a role every single day for me. I have always seen myself not as a color but as a person. There have been many times through my career where they didn’t want a black person for the job, but I walk in the room and with the presence of God they end up wanting me and they don’t even know why. If you strongly believe that you are right for something you will continuously break down barriers.

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Pink Slip Fashion recently had the chance to interview Hollywood’s Renaissance Man,

EC: What’s one trend for men that you think is going out of style and should get the PINK SLIP?

SS: The style for men that should definitely get the Pink Slip is when men wear real colorful shirts like some of the crazy Versace prints. Especially when they are wearing them just because it costs $2,000.00. Clothes don’t make a man, a man makes the clothes.

You can stay up to date with this leading Hollywood Renaissance Man via Twitter: @mrsamsarpong

Wear Plaid Fashionably

How to Wear Plaid without Being Pink Slipped

Does your style have a checkered past? Don’t worry Pink Slip Fashion is here to help erase your fashion crimes with this brief tips posting on how to wear plaid!

Pink Slip has a love/hate relationship with plaid. To resolve this, we’re going to show you which plaid styles are making a comeback with a chic and modern update!

Check out my collage above to learn how to revamp plaid styles you may have given the PINK SLIP, like a knee-length checkered coat and bold plaid pants, or turn a button-down plaid shirt into a statement piece to wear to the office!

Trade in Your Maryjanes for a Pointed-Toe Pump!

Pink Slip Maryjanes this season and walk the line in the still trending pointed-toe pump!

Our once fave goody-two-shoes, it’s time to tell our Maryjanes to take a hike back to our Clueless fangirl days when Cher Horowitz confidently strutted her stuff in a pair.

Let’s pick up our stride in something a little more chic for fall with a pointed toe pick, be it in a cap toe design, patent finish, or adorned with a totally-in ankle strap!

What NOT to Wear to an Interview

Pink Slip Fashion knows that when you’ve just landed an interview, there’s a ton of prep work involved—practicing answering questions, researching the company, and putting together a topnotch portfolio.

However, one thing in particular needs careful attention: your wardrobe!

There are the inevitable taboos like sloppy attire or sporting heels appropriate for a night out instead of the office. However, the number one offender seems to be the mini skirt!

Pink Slip the above-the-knee options and go for something mature and classic like a pencil skirt or straight leg trouser in a neutral other than black, like gray, khaki, or even navy.

Picking a more flattering option will leave a lasting first impression and may even score you a second interview or the job!