Lunchtime Links: Fashion Trend Edition

by Sherria

Fashion Lessons We’ve Learned from Mean Girls via Glamour.com

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90’s Fashion Trend Alert: The Return of the Knee Socks for Spring via Glamour.com

knee socks9 Ways to Wear Your White Jeans This Week via Who What Wear

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Trendsetting: Leopard Spotted Shoes

by Sherria

Below are two pictures recently added on Lookbook.nu. Some people think animal prints are tacky, but I think if worn the right way it can look quite stylish. I once had a pair of leopard peep toe heels. However, my bag was over stuffed on the way home from London and I had to throw away some of my belongings, including those shoes (sad face). I miss those heels. I’m thinking of buying a new pair. What do you guys think? 

A*cute options:

Where to buy (clockwise):

1) Christian Louboutin (brownsfashion.com, 765 GBP)

2) Wedges (Forever 21, $25)

3) Tory Burch flats (Bloomingdales, $225)

4) Platform boot (shopnastygal.com, $162)

5) Ankle boot (Zara, $139)

Best of A*cute 2010

by Jackie

Whew! This year flew by.  We’ve had a lot of fun this year and hope that you did, too!  Here’s a look back at some of our most popular posts:

10.  It’s a Photo Shoot!

Sherria and I had a blast styling our very own photo shoot in honor of A*cute’s first anniversary.


9.  Must-have: Crisp White Blouse

...a white blouse is the best way to look neat and well-dressed while keeping you cool.

8.  DCFW: Menswear Collections

Tell me what you think about DC’s hottest designers!


7.  My New Spring Fling: Trench Coats

Light trench coats are perfect for the “in-between” weather we have been experiencing over here in the northeast.


6. Neverending Summer

Layering is key to making your outfits stretch beyond one season. Instead of placing your summer clothes in storage, add a blazer or a simple cardigan to take your warm-weather looks into the cooler months.


5.  And the Winner Is…

The BET Awards had many fashion hits and misses, but one winner stood above the rest. Host Queen Latifah looked stunning during the awards show and definitely lived up to her regal name.


4. The Male Coat Saga

I have a friend who is obsessed with the gray pea coat that Twilight character, Edward Cullen, wore in the first film. This friend of mine even posted a blog about it on Manshion.net about a year ago.

3.  Oooh Baby, I’m a Rock Star!

know some of you aren’t as dramatic about finding outfits for a concert, but maybe these style choices can give you some ideas of what you can wear.

2.  Inspired by Freedom: Get Alicia’s Military Look

Alicia Keys’ ensembles during her 2010 concert reminded me of Michael Jackson’s stage outfits- military jackets and glitter. The overall theme of her concert focused on freedom, rebellion, and love.

1.  I Just Can’t Stop Loving You

While his life was marked by many hardships, Michael always seemed to put his fans above his personal trials and tribulations. His love for humanity resonated through his music. Michael’s bold costumes, innovative dance moves, touching lyrics and smooth yet powerful voice, have made an imprint in our hearts and in the entertainment industry that will never be removed.

Mobile Fashion and Style Apps

by Sherria

I would consider Jackie the more tech-savvy person in this duo. I am what the Marketing Execs call a ‘laggard’- late to respond to new trends. But since both Jackie and I have been on the move recently, traveling to different cities without computer access, I’ve picked up a habit or two from her; accessing the latest news and style updates via mobile web and apps.  This girl has an App for everything on her phone. So, I decided to browse through my BlackBerry apps and find out what was available. I downloaded some national news apps that would allow me to keep abreast of current events and Twitter- all free of course. It wasn’t until I started browsing through magazine and online advertisements that I discovered apps for my favorite magazines and fashion websites. So much of the fashion industry can be accessed in the palm of your hands. While many mobile websites are compatible with BlackBerry, I must say that the iPhone takes the lead in supplying apps. Oh the joys of technology! I know many of you have the iPhone and can easily access a million apps, so I figured you would like to check out some of the cool apps I have discovered online. Some are also compatible to any Smartphone. If you click the title of the app below you can visit the download page which will tell you if your phone is compatible or not. Happy Downloading!

StyleCaster

StyleCaster is a free mobile app which provides three style looks per day and can tailor the looks to the weather forecast inyour city. According to AppSafari, "StyleCaster is the world’s first personal style discovery platform that is integrating Content, Shopping and Community to create an experience unique and personalized to each and every user."

 Style.com

Style.com app is perfect for you Couture Diva's! This app allows you to view the latest runway shows, peek into exclusive party photos, and view the Style File blog.

Trendstop

TrendStop trendtracker is a free mobile download for all Smartphones. You will receive access to daily trend reports, pictures from runway shows, runway schedules and event guides.

Elle Mobile

ELLE mobile is basically the magazine in the palm of your hands. You can access articles, fashion updates, daily horoscopes, and a shopping guide for up to 10 U.S. cities.

If there are any other cool fashion and style apps that you have accessed, please let us know. We’re always looking for the hottest new thing.

A*cute hasn’t gone mobile yet. With your support, maybe one day we will. But in the meantime, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and FormSpring.