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To crease or not to crease…

To crease or not to crease—flat front pants are taking a turn this fashion season and are being manufactured with a crease, which was commonly reserved for pleated pants in the past. Do you want to get into the style, and crease your existing pants? In order to create a long-lasting crease, the clothes are thermo-shocked, basically breaking the fabric threads at the crease line. After a while, you will notice a lighter color due to dye loss and micro-fraying that makes the damage more dramatic with every laundering. Avoid thermo-shocking your old favorite pants or jeans, and buy a new pair with creases to keep up with the current styles.

Pick your new palette

Do you want to know what are the must have colors every season? Designers grab their colors up to a year before the season, and set the stage for what you will be seeing in all your stores. The Color Solutions International website is a great place to sneak a peek at what colors are trending for what seasons, male or female. This summer it’s all about bold bright colors and soft metallic hues for both men and women. Don’t shy away from pinks and reds, or bright greens and blues this year when finding your next fashion must have. Check out the color guide here to find the color of your summer style.  http://www.colorsolutionsinternational.com/Spring—Summer-2013-Runway.cfm#.UX7CbbWG2So

Beachy tips

Want to hit the pool or beach but not sure what the summer swimsuit trends are? Pastel colors are making a splash this year. Look for bold cool patterns and flirty-skirted suits to bring out that feminine fun. Domani showcased the new style for the summer perfectly in their Milan 2013 runway show this year – from flower necklines to bold suit covers, they give a sampling of suits that will inspire your next must-have summer suit. And unlike last year, one-pieces are making a comeback – sleek and smooth, they accentuate the beauty in all women. http://youtu.be/oKrWiEuaGkg

Now you can wear pineapple

Did you do a double take when you read “pina” on your new fashion find? Pineapple plants are leading the way in a new eco-friendly textile. It is strong, longwearing and easier to clean than silk. It’s soft and luxurious, yet durable and can stand up to even the most intricate of designs. This great fabric is used in everything from ceremonial attire and silky dresses to home décor and accessories. Primarily cultivated in Hawaii and the Philippines, this great textile is finally making its way into the mainstream fashion world, and our professional staff is trained in how to keep it looking great year after year.

Lie Sang Bong debuts flirty fashion

Looking for a fun designer this summer? Butterflies mixed with bold solid colors and clean classic lines have hit the runway for 2013 summer season. Brave enough to look beyond the common fashion names? Check out Lie Sang Bong’s great collection, debuted in Paris this year. It features traditional avant-garde flair you expect from the runway mixed with wearable fashions for any body type. Long skirts in fun mixed prints, flirty dresses perfect for daytime summer events and evening fun are just a few of the great designs she showcases in her collection. Which piece is your favorite? http://youtu.be/RRUlPJqIgI0