The Most Wearable Trends of 2013

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, Uncategorized

While 2013 slowly comes to a close, I wanted to recap some of the top trends we have witnessed this year. Some trends made a comeback while others just began and I am excited to see if they will continue into the New Year. Glamour Magazine did an article, written by Megan Gustashaw, of the “Spring 2013’s Most Wearble Fashion Trends” but I decided I would write about the top 5 to keep this blog short and simple. The first look the article says was a hit for 2013 was the Bermuda shorts, which run longer than normal shorts and hit just above the knee. Though Bermuda shorts were always a big hit for males, it appears that woman became bold and started rocking them both on the runway and on the streets. They are both comfortable and fashionable, pair it with a simply t-shirt to dress it down or a florescent blouse and heels to dress it up.

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The second look Glamour recognized was the color black and white, every woman’s favorite color mixture. They called the colors combination “appropriate to wear year-round” and the facts are obvious. Black has always been the go-to color because it makes woman feel skinner, but add some white into the mix and it makes a normally dull black piece of clothing into something classy and fashionable. The combination has continued to remain one of the top trends for the past years and will probably be around for many more to come.bb410e46ed24d24ba60023e90d4517a4

One of the looks that have had a huge impact on fashion this year, which is also the third top trend of 2013, is peekaboo pieces. Anywhere you go to shop these statement pieces are hanging everywhere. From mesh cleavage to cut outs on the sides and back, this is a piece I can defiantly see in the New Year. Most little black dresses this New Year’s Eve will probably be sporting some sort of peekaboo.

The fourth top trend is something that has been around for generations and probably will remain for many more to come, statement sunglasses. Who can forget the black cat like sunglasses from the 60’s? As the years progress, the sunglasses get bigger and bolder. There are some with chunky gold chains hanging off them, or a funky design with bright colors. They are a fun accessory to make a simple outfit more vibrant! Add a bright pair of colored sunglasses to a plain outfit and it will give you that edgy look.

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Lastly, the fifth trend that everyone is familiar with is bold stripes. Both men and woman are rocking the stripes for sweaters to full suits. In plain black and white, and now in bold colors also paired with black. You can wear stripes for any profession and for everyday casual wear. Check your closet and you probably have more than one stripped article of clothing. It’s a trend people love and continue to keep alive. From vertical stripes or horizontal, you can guarantee this trend will be around as long as fashion is. Knowing how many trends stuck around through 2013, I am excited to see if they will survive 2014 and also I can’t wait to see what new fashion trends the year has to offer everyone. If you want to see the other 5 trends I didn’t touch base on, check out Glamour Fashion on their website!

(weblink to Glamour article: http://www.glamour.com/fashion/2012/09/spring-2013-most-wearable-fashion-trends#slide=1)

The Beginning Of My Love For Fashion

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, Uncategorized

To introduce myself, my name is Nicole, and though I don’t consider myself a fashion guru, I have a lot of firsthand experience in the world of fashion. I have worked in retail since I was sixteen years old and now I am currently almost twenty-one. The past five years have taught me what goes into retail, everything I need to know about fashion shows and more. I want to tell you my story of how I got to where I am in the industry and share with you all of the wonderful experiences I’ve had in my five years.

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When you think about your first job, I bet most of you don’t imagine being there almost five years later. Well in my case, when I was offered my first job I thought it would last me through high school and then I would move on to something different. That wasn’t the case. In 2009, as a junior in high school, I started my first job at TT New York as a model. It was the dream job, surrounding myself with beautiful dresses every day. Not to mention my job was standing outside of the store in a gorgeous prom dress saying hello to everyone walking by. What teenage girl wouldn’t love that job?!

Fast forward a couple months and I got promoted to work inside the store as a sales associate. It was a big deal for me, considering most of my friends at the time either didn’t have a job, or worked in fast food like normal 16 year olds. But not me, I had higher expectations for myself. For the remainder of high school, I worked at TT New York selling dresses to everyone from prom girls to mother of the brides. Right after graduation, I again got promoted to key holder, which meant I was allowed to open and close the store. I loved receiving more responsibility. When most people rush off to college after graduation, I decided to hold back a year. But I didn’t sit home and do nothing in that time. I picked up more hours at work and eventually started working at multiple locations for TT New York. Seeing myself make hard earned money became addicting and I wanted more. Any extra shifts I would snatch up and I never called off. I love to consume myself in my work, and I loved knowing I was succeeding. Now it is almost 2014 and I am currently the Marketing Assistant in the Corporate Office as well as the manager at one of our locations. The things I have accomplished while working for TT New York made me the person I am today. I am extremely driven and don’t see myself slowing down anytime soon. Since I graduated high school, I have been working full time every week. If I have less than five days of work a week, I don’t know what to do with myself. Maybe I am stretching the truth a little bit, of course I love having days off to spend with my friends and to go on vacation, who doesn’t! I can only see myself growing as the years go on, and I am excited to see where I will be in a year from now. The opportunities I have received in the past four years are beyond my wildest dreams. Most twenty year olds aren’t managing their own store as well as working in the corporate office. In my mind, I have achieved so much more than I ever thought I would working for TT New York. I can say with confidence that working at TT New York has completely changed my life.

I know I don’t work at Vogue, or live in New York City where fashion is everything, but I believe that I can relate to many young females as well as many other people. I am a simple girl fulfilling her dream in the fashion industry and I want to share my experiences and thoughts with you. I hope you enjoy!  xoxo