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Do You Know the History of Bell-bottoms?

Would you believe me if I told you that the bell-bottoms fashion trend did not start in the 60s, nor did women first wear them?

Yes, bell-bottoms originated in a place you probably wouldn’t imagine, and that’s at sea. In the 19th Century, sailors in the 1812 War did not have a set uniform. Reports dating back to this time spoke about sailors who wore pants that billowed out at the bottom. They were not like the traditional bell-bottoms that we know today, as the “real” trend of bell-bottoms began in the 60s. Sailors would use them because they were easily rolled up and allowed for easier water navigation.

When people think about Bell-Bottoms in the 60s, they think about hippies wearing brightly coloured, patterned Bell-Bottoms. They don’t think about how Bell-Bottoms became synonymous with jeans. However, when the Brady Bunch was on TV, wearing Bell-Bottom style jeans became the in-thing. Sonny and Cher, two notable celebrities also helped to make this trend as famous as it was.

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I personally think that bell-bottoms have such character and pairing them with a cute peasant top is just so swell… I love how free they are and I guess I hope that more people start to embrace this trend.

What do you guys think about bellbottoms? Yay or nay?

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Do you wear Tie-Dye Clothing?

Tie-dye shirts are famous for being a huge part of the 60s. Hippie style basically was synonymous with this style.  

So when I was younger a lot of my friends parents had been hippies in their youth. So they dressed their children in tie-dye t-shirts or dresses. I wasn’t really a big fan of this trend; mainly because I think my style is much more girly than this. But I still think it’s really cool.

I can’t ever imagine having so many tie-dye t-shirts but if you gave me a choice to get long-sleeve blouses that all look similar I would be on board. So no judgement here – you do you.

If I’m being honest I actually prefer the darker tie-dye shirts. I don’t really like orange, yellow or green so the pink’s and blues are legit to me. 

This is such a cool sweatshirt. I think I would really wear this and I like the dark splashes. It is moody and much more dreamy. I don’t really wear bright colours, I prefer dark or light hued clothing. So this would be cool to wear if I was chilling at a braai. 

This is more like your traditional meets modern tie-dye tank top and I think it’s cool because you can show off your style and sill wear something summery. 

This makes me think you have a lot of passion for bright colours. I dig that. You should wear what makes you feel good. I think it’s awesome when people wear things that represent their personality and make them shine. I like that this is also a twist on the traditional t-shirt and they’ve made it into a dress.

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Why should you buy a pair of go-go boots in 2018?

Go-go boots were a huge trend in the 60s. Their one of the trends I haven’t seen come back with as much popularity as the other trends, but they have their place on Superbalist. Shiny, white and black angle boots are extremely popular and very chic and sophisticated; for the ultimate fashionista. 

I actually like this look because it’s so fun and fresh. The bright colours remind me of childhook and I love the subtle detail of the sleeve billowing out. The sunglasses are also so cute. If this look was more common I would be happy to wear it.

I’ve noticed these skirts are also making a come back. I’ve posted about them recently on my Icecoffeecouture Instagram page. I actually love this whole look and wish this could make a comeback. It’s so soft and feminine. I suppose I could be daring and just wear this look myself, but sometimes I am not the biggest trend setter. 

This look reminds me of the Charlie’s Angels vibes. So sultry and like futuristic. I really like this headband. It reminds me of Blair Waldorf and how gorgeous she managed to look every time she was on screen.

This is the look that reminds me of what Superbalist is selling. It’s much easier to wear as it’s a shorter boot and it really elongates her legs. Paired with this glorious pink fluffy jacket, I am just obsessed with this outfit. 

Love, love love this look. I adore these kinds of pullover dresses that almost look like long sweaters. Add a statement necklace and clutch bag and you’ll be ready to go. Also, pink is my favourite colour so yaaaassss.

This blog post has really made me want to go out and buy a pair of go-go boots. Their actually really cute and super fun. Maybe this will be my next Superbalist purchase…

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Do I actually like halter neck tops? Maybe I do…

Hey everyone,

So as you know this month is about the theme the 2000s and what better to talk about today than halter-neck tops?

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I really like this trend because it has so many variations. I’ve created a collage of the halter-neck styles that inspire me the most.

This navy blue crop top style halter-neck top is such a cool take on the classic and paired with some low-rise jeans it makes the whole outfit look fresh.

This girl at this festival has the perfect ensemble. With the plait, the pendant and the top she looks ready to have a good time with the girls.

I just love this photo on the right. I mean this kind of encompasses the mood of the 2000s doesn’t it? Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair look care-free and flirty and these tops.

Hilary Duff at one stage had the nickname of being the cover girl for halter neck-tops and can I just say yaaaas? Cause she looks great. Making us all feel good with her celebrating her great style.

These two street style photos are just amazing. The olive skirt goes so well with the white classic halter-neck top and this chiffon cut shoulder dress is stunning. It’s like a Lucy dress – soft and very elegant. I want it now.

This shade of brown is very in at the moment and this girl rocks this. She looks very sophisticated and I dig her hair style. Random I know but I just love straight hair styles. Their not celebrated often enough.

Also, had to throw it back to Nicole Kidman – I mean what a classic lady.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post!

 

 

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Why are we seeing peasant tops everywhere? Are they trying to make a comeback?

Walk into Mr Price – picture it – you’ve seen at least three peasant tops. Peasant tops in all colours, patterns and even shapes in any “basic” store. You stand back and think – what’s happening? I thought we left this behind. (No? Well maybe I just think that…).

Peasant tops are cool. Let’s start this post by me saying that. I’m gonna showcase a set of collages showing you the variety of peasant tops there are. I’m just not sure how they came back that is all…

But I love it – there are such pretty flowy inspired blouses that have poured out since this style started becoming popular again. I am the queen of blouses (I am obsessed with them) and wear them practically every day.

So out of these photos – the white choker neck blouse and the middle light-blue one are my favourites. I love the white one because of its structured simplicity and design.

The blue one is much freer but it is also very refined. I’m not sure if that makes sense – but it also has a polished look and the lady wearing it looks so at ease. It’s like a feel-good sort of top you know. It can be dressed up and down.

I look terrible in yellow (or whatever shade this is) but this girl looks refreshing in it and I like that they’ve used a colour that isn’t as common with peasant tops. I also dig this black top because it is bulkier if you want to look bigger on top. The cut is also feminine so it is well balanced.

Let me know what you guys like the most in the comments below.

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Will designer tracksuits make a comeback?

We’re all picturing it. Someone we knew, maybe a celeb or maybe our neighbour or sister wearing one of those tracksuit pants. They were everywhere and they were in.

I think Britney when I think Juicy Couture tracksuit pants. Somehow her fresh tan and  youthful vibrancy made her look good in these tracksuits.

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I also loved the influence of these tracksuit pants in music videos and how every store in China Town would have these.

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But why were these so iconic in the 2000s? Also why are the Kardashians trying to revive this trend? I think it’s because the 2000s were about being comfortable yet sexy. And the 2000s constantly was waging a fight between balancing these two. The result; these really kitsch designer tracksuits that people couldn’t get enough of.

I don’t hate this trend – but I reckon people can do a lot better than this.

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Did Serena Van Der Woodsen Start a Trend? Find out here

I don’t know who doesn’t love Serena Van Der Woodsen. She is the face of the Gossip Girl show and she is so iconic. Blake Lively is beautiful in real life and she is super successful so it would make sense that she could start a trend.

Serena Van Der Woodsen is softer than Blair in some ways – being more warm and open to new things. For this reason,her style makes perfect sense. Which brings me to the topic of flowy maxi  – Serena Van Der Woodsen is a queen at wearing this style.

From the Red Carpet to the Upper East Side – Serena or Blake really pulls this look off. She looks airy and elegant and you just want to be around her to see how beautiful she is. She is such a fashion icon and she’s so effortless. That’s what makes her really shine to me is that she knows how to be comfortable in herself. Let me know your favourite Serena van Der Woodsen styles below!

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