From Neon To Tie Dye, 10 Style Trends To Love This Summer

From Neon To Tie Dye, 10 Style Trends To Love This Summer

All these trends are perfect for a night out, a musical festival, or even just hanging out with friends!

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It's time to clean out your closet and get ready for the new trends of summer 2019. Here are some of the trends that I love that I know you will also love to follow this season!

1. Neon

From neon dresses to tops, It's all fun and super cute. Plus, the best part is that you can make it casual or dress it up.

2. Platform sandals

This is a trend from summer 2018 that is sticking around for another year. These sandals are not only comfortable and cute, but they also go with almost anything in your closet.

3. Midi skirts

This is trend has grown on me! It's definitely a classy look that you can also dress down like in the picture above.

4. Fanny packs

At first, I wasn't too sure if I could pull off this off! I know plenty of people who definitely have. It's also perfect for traveling or those summer music festivals!

5. Headbands

Though I haven't tried wearing headbands yet, I'm so excited to! It's so cute and girly. Literally, there are so many different patterns and ways to wear them, so everyone can find one that matches their style!

6. Jumpsuits

This is another look that is continuing on into 2019, and I'm so excited about it. You'll definitely find me wearing one of these! They are perfect for graduation parties or even a date night with your mans.

7. Mom jeans

For those nights out, jeans are the way to go. They are stylish and so fun. The distress may not be appropriate to wear them to grandma's house.

8. Tie dye

I never thought this time would come, but tie-dye is back! I think the last time I wore tie-dye was in fourth grade. I'm ready to rock it again. It's so cute and such an easy casual look for a hot summer day.

9. One-piece swimsuit

It's back — and I'm so ready for it! They are so cute and way more comfortable than a two-piece. The only downside is the tan lines.

10. Biker shorts

I've been wearing these around the house all winter! I can't wait to actually dress them up! Thanks to Kim K, there are so many ways to rock these shorts.

All these trends are perfect for a night out, a musical festival, or even just hanging out with friends. I hope there is at least one of these trends that you like and plan to try out this summer! There are so many ways to make these trends casual or dressy so, try it out!

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Top 5 Best Dress Websites To Shop At

These websites are sure to help you find what you're looking for!
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It's that time of year again! With prom, sorority/fraternity formals, weddings, and graduation parties all coming up there are so many different reasons you'll need to go shopping for a new dress. However, dress shopping can be stressful and with so many different stores/websites available it can the experience extremely overwhelming. Below I have narrowed down the top five best websites to shop at that will be sure to meet all your dress needs:


1. Tobi

Tobi is one of my favorite dress websites! The site offers a wide variety of dress options at very affordable prices. Every time I have ordered a dress from Tobi I have been able to get it for half of the original price listed. Anytime I need to buy a dress, Tobi is the first website I go to.


2. Boohoo

Boohoo is a global fashion retailer offering thousands of styles across both menswear and womenswear. Out of all five of these websites, Boohoo's clothing is the least expensive option. On top of their already low prices, Boohoo is always offering discount codes on their website for up to 50% off.


3. Lulus

Though Lulus is the most expensive of the five websites, in my opinion, their products are of the highest quality. Both of the dresses I have ordered from this site were made with thick material and fit true to size. If you have the money saved up, I highly recommend buying a dress from this website.


4. Missguided

Missguided is a website that I have recently become familiar with and is the best website to shop at if you are in need of a more formal dress. There is even a section for affordable prom dresses! The best part about this website is that they always offer a student discount.


5. Showpo

Disclaimer: I haven't actually ordered anything from this site myself, however, a lot of my friends swear by Showpo. The online boutique offers a unique product variety offering clothing options you can't find elsewhere. Every time I have worn anything from the site, I have always received compliments. The only downside of Showpo is that it takes longer than other websites to ship their products to the United States because the company is based in Australia.

These websites are sure to help you find what you're looking for!

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Gucci’s Commodification Of Cultural Clothing Is A Problem The Fashion Industry Needs To Address

Brands like Gucci and Zara are only commodifying the culture of others rather than making any attempt to celebrate and respect them.

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Recently, Gucci faced backlash for selling Sikh turbans as hats for $790. The brand had already come under fire when the turbans were featured in Gucci's Fall 2018 show, especially due to Gucci's use of white models to wear the turbans on the runway. It seems that the previous backlash has not discouraged Gucci from continuing on to sell the turbans for a high price.

Members of the Sikh community were quick to express outrage at the monetization of the turbans, pointing out the religious significance of the Sikh turban. The reduction of the turban to a mere accessory for fashion is offensive enough on its own, but selling them at such a high price only further commodifies an item that is considered sacred to many and would normally not cost nearly as much in the Sikh community.

This incident with Gucci, however, is far from being the only instance where a cultural item has been monetized in the fashion industry. Many have also questioned Zara's new sandals, which bear a close resemblance to waraji, woven straw sandals that were once popular among common people in Japan. The main source of confusion among members of the Japanese community was the price of the sandals, which are being sold at 7,990 yen ($72) while waraji are usually only 200-300 yen (about $2-$3).

Waraji do not appear to have the same spiritual significance as the Sikh turban, but both Gucci's and Zara's attempts to sell these items for much higher prices are all-too-common examples of cultural appropriation. Even if the item does not have sacred or religious value, it is still something that belongs to another culture and should not be monetized in such a manner. Drawing inspiration from other cultures is not harmful on its own if done respectfully, but simply borrowing cultural items and selling them as luxury items at a higher price range is far from being respectful. In these instances, these items are passed off "better" than the original by a brand that does not come from the culture it is borrowing from. Zara should not be given more credit than the people of Japan who used to wear waraji. In the case of Gucci, the turban should not have been touched at all.

The monetization of other cultures is, unfortunately, far too common, especially in the fashion industry. Brands like Gucci and Zara are only commodifying the culture of others rather than making any attempt to celebrate and respect them. Hiking up the prices of items belonging to another culture is a glaringly obvious act of cultural appropriation and a trend that needs to stop.

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