5 Movies That Started Fashion Trends

We go to the movies to escape into worlds unknown and to lose ourselves in adventures and stories beyond our wildest dreams. If we are lucky, we have an experience in that theater, in those two hours, that makes us think about life and the world, it changes us. That change can come in many forms. Sometimes we are inspired to reinvent ourselves, discovering a piece of who we are or who we want to be within a character we grow to admire.

On occasion we find someone who lives in those wonderlands, who is everything we aspire to be, or motivates us to take on the world in a new way. When we find these bits of inspiration we naturally want to emulate their essence, we strive to create for ourselves an air that is theirs but uniquely ours as well. This desire to recreate and take on the cinematic persona is the reason for the beginning of many fantastic fashion trends since the birth of film. Here we will explore some of the major trends that got their start from some of films most standout leads…and their clothes.

It Happened one Night

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Clark Gable was by no doubt a cinema icon of his time. When in a famous scene in It Happened One Night, he removed his shirt and revealed a muscular bare chest, many men were soon to follow suit. There was no one who would have predicted what an impact this one scene would make in the world of men’s fashion. Previously a staple in the men’s wardrobe, the undershirt hit record low sales following the release of the film. Clark Gable, always so cool and in control, always getting the girls, had started a fashion trend, and men everywhere began wearing a little less.

Annie Hall

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Diane Keaton in Annie Hall started one of the most controversial and resilient women’s fashion trends ever: men’s wear as women’s wear. She made it look so cool and classy with an ease that added to its appeal. Her outfits consisted of pants and suit vests paired with men’s hats and neckties and the classic men’s shirts. It was a mixture that everyone was used to seeing offered up in a daring new way that screamed comfort while pushing social boundaries. This is a trend that has lasted through time, we keep coming back to it and finding ways to make it new again and keep it fresh. Annie Hall is where it all began.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Elizabeth Taylor looked nothing short of stunning in her gorgeous cocktail dress in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and had 50’s housewives everywhere pining for and trying to recreate this look. Elizabeth Taylor alone oozes glamour, but in this seemingly simple white dress, she started a craze, sex appeal was back in a big way. The dress had deep V’s in the front and the back that allowed for just enough of a tease while still keeping a distinct element of class. Her body looked impeccable and the dress accentuated her perfection by being quite simply beautiful. Women everywhere wanted the look for themselves.

Pulp Fiction

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Who can forget how sexy Uma Thurman was in her crisp white men’s collared shirt. This movie gave this particular wardrobe item its groove back, and reminded women why it should be a staple in everyone’s closet. Men’s wear may have gotten its start with Annie Hall, but it was given a new and more dangerous life in Pulp Fiction. When Thurman appeared in this shirt, with its crisp collar, she was sexy and confidant, classic and edgy, screwed up but in control. Isn’t this how we all are on occasion? Why wouldn’t you want to look like her? This look achieved new heights of popularity after the release of this film. The best thing about this look is that if you don’t want to go out and buy a men’s shirt, you can simply steal one from your leading man, they are easy to come by.

Fight Club

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Brad Pitt, wearing his crazy 70’s gear, with the help of his antics helped to catapult this Saturday night fever look back into popularity among trendy and fashion forward males. Tight pants and flashy tops that don’t appear to match but somehow work harmoniously together were his character’s wardrobe of choice, and all under the blanket of a slick tight leather jacket. His clothes seemed to have the same relationship his character had with Norton’s, a seemingly unmatched pair that works. He was a combination of crazy and sexy and dangerous and cool, every girl’s bad guy dream.

Craig Roberts is a film buff and amateur blogger. When not writing about the latest entertainment news or film technologies he likes to catch a good flick or read a book.

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4 Must Have Summer Fashion Accessories

Must Have Summer Fashion Accessories Summer is right around the corner, and people everywhere are shopping for the latest summer fashions. Ever year there are several different summer trends and crazes. The styles and trends change each and every year, so it can be a bit difficult to stay on top of what’s hot and what’s not. There are a few summer accessories, however, that are timeless trends that are popular each summer. Keeping this must have summer fashion accessories on hand will make any outfit stylish and trendy.

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1. A pair of tinted sunglasses.

Dark tinted sunglasses are a practical and fashionable summer accessory. Sunglasses are a necessity in order to protect the eyes from harmful rays, but they are also a stylish accessory. Sunglasses come in a wide variety of styles and colors, and this means there is something to suit everyone. The best sunglasses to get are ones with a very dark tint; this style protects eyes the most. A smart yet fashionable individual knows that staying protected is just as important as looking great.

2. Simple tank tops and camisoles.

Tank tops and camisoles are an absolute must when it comes to summer fashion. These tops can be considered accessories because they are often layered with other tops. Simple tank tops and camisoles are very inexpensive and come in a variety of colors. Purchasing tank tops in basic colors such as black and white will ensure that the tank tops match each and every outfit imaginable. Buying cotton tank tops is the best choice because they allow skin to breathe during the summer heat.

3. A moderately sized tote or purse

. Having a purse than can hold all of the summer essentials is incredibly important. People tend to carry more items in their purses during the summer time. Therefore getting a large and roomy tote is a stylish and practical choice. Buying a tote with a lot of pockets will allow for organization as well as a fashionable look. Simple totes in black and brown are great choices because they match most outfits and styles.

4. A comfortable pair of sandals.

Sandals come in a wide variety of styles. There are thongs, gladiator sandals, chunky platforms, and many more styles. No matter what style one chooses, it is important to make sure that sandals are comfortable. This will help fashionable folks avoid uncomfortable blisters and tired feet at the end of a fun summer day. When it comes to summer fashion, the options for clothing and accessories are endless. It is great to have fun and experiment with trends each year, but sticking with these must have fashion accessories is the best way to stay practical and stylish all summer long.

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The Crocs Sexi Sandal. One of my coworkers has these and reports that they are very comfortable. I’m ordering a pair!

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10 Quick Tips to Travel in Style

Introduction

Whether you’re travelling abroad for a business meeting, embarking on a romantic weekend away or off on your annual holiday with your kids, you’ll want to travel in style. Here are 10 quick tips to travel in style – whatever your destination or mode of transport.

Tip 1 – Tie Your Hair Up

It’s really hard to keep your hair looking immaculate when travelling. You’ll be leaning against seats whether on a train, coach or airplane and you’re likely to be exposed to the elements somewhere on your travels which are likely to leave your hair looking rather messy. It’s just not practical to travel with all your hair styling accessories so the best solution is to keep your hair neatly tied back in either a ponytail or a bun.

Tip 2 – Pack Your Lip Gloss

By applying a thin layer of lip balm or lip gloss to your lips, you will instantly freshen up your look and make yourself feel better.

Tip 3 – Take a Travel Pillow

It’s a fact that travelling is tiresome whatever mode of transport you choose but let’s face it bags under your eyes simply aren’t stylish. Invest in a travel pillow to ensure you can catch a few winks in comfort and avoid those aging dark circles.

Tip 4 – Pack a Shawl

Air conditioning, open windows and waiting in airports or on railway platforms can be chilly. A shawl is a great solution. It’s not only stylish but will also help to keep you warm whether worn around your shoulders or across your legs.

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A shawl will help keep you warm whilst travelling
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Tip 5 – Make Sure The Man In Your Life Looks Good Too

Many ladies have made the mistake of looking after their own fashion needs and assuming their partner will do the same. Make sure your partner has some great gear too, ideally designer clothes for men, whatever just make sure your partner doesn’t let you down in the fashion stakes!

Tip 6 – Buy Coordinating Luggage

The current travel trend is to have co-ordinating luggage so this season invest in a matching suitcase, cosmetics case and handbag to ensure your travel in style.

Tip 7 – Pack a Change of Clothes

There’s nothing worse than experiencing an accident whilst travelling that will leave you in wet or stained clothes for the rest of your journey whether caused by spilt coffee, a nose bleed, a sick child or simply sitting in chewing gum. Therefore pack a complete change of clothes in your hand luggage so you can change into them if necessary.

Tip 8 – Paint your Nails

Having painted nails instantly adds a touch of glamour to your outfit. Why not paint your nails whilst on the train or airplane to kill some time and add a touch of style to your look.

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Nail varnish instantly adds glamour to your look
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Tip 9 – Keep a Journal

Over recent years, keeping a journal has become extremely fashionable so make sure you pack yours in your hand luggage. It will allow you to keep a note of interesting or memorable travelling events and also help to keep you entertained whilst travelling.

Tip 10 – Wear Wedges

Flat shoes are less than glamorous but high heels simply aren’t practical when travelling. By wearing a pair of wedges, you’ll get the best of both – plus they’re extremely fashionable this season.

Conclusion

We hope you’ve found these quick tips helpful – enjoy your travels!

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