Calling this 2017 Fashion Trend Now!

Sorry, 90’s minimalism, you’ve had your fun. For the past year or two, it seems like every it girl has embraced black body suits, chokers, mom jeans, and, of course, those reflective round aviator sunglasses that seem to be everywhere. While the trend is still going strong (here’s looking at you Kendall, Gigi, and Hailey), celebrities and fashion’s elite are embracing a new aesthetic:

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You can thank the sartorial genius Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s current Creative Director, for this breath of fresh air. The designer’s cool-meets-geeky, vintage-inspired, more is more approach has rendered some of this year’s most exciting and talked about collections. And, as a result, we’re predicting one of 2017’s most popular aesthetics. Sequins? Check. Embroidery? Check. Ruffles? You know it. Bows, rose broaches, loud prints? Heck yes! You name it and it was probably featured in one of Gucci’s 2016 collections. And that’s just how we like it. There seems to be a little something for everyone, drawing nostalgia from multiple decades and locations while maintaining it’s own unique… je ne sais quoi?

But don’t take our word for it! These celebrities are hardily endorsing the eccentric, globally-inspired, 70s geek-glam mash-up:

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Look to Beyoncé’s Visual Album Lemonade too see all kinds of Gucci goodness, or a ton of her current wardrobe IRL. She’s such a fan that even little Blue Ivy gets her own Gucci to rock.

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Jared Letto also knows what’s up (hint: It’s Gucci).

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Those of us without the Beyoncé bank account can take inspiration and design our own one-of-a-kind look with MyWear! Select our free custom sizing option for an additional dose of luxury. Then, pin on a flower broach and slip into some loafers or platforms and you’re all set!

Handmade, 100% Silk Ties, with Your Own Prints

In celebration of the release of our new silk tie, we thought we’d pay homage to the 400-year-old accessory!

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From crazy to classic prints, our 100% silk neck ties are the perfect canvas for your works of art. We went the extra mile during development, ensuring our ties’ images align on the front & tail when worn.

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Choose “Auto fit” to wrap and align your art around, or choose “apply to” front/back to create a reversible tie with a pop of color or different pattern on the back!

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There is no wrong way to wear a tie! Look to these celebrities for some more lessons in dapper dressing:

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Now, hop to it! And, as always, be sure to tweet your designs @LaunchMyWear!

Say Aloha to this Summer Trend

Time to rummage through your dad’s closet…  His Hawaiian shirt collection is officially cool again! Celebrities and street style stars alike have been spotted wearing bright, tropical prints everywhere.

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Brands like Gucci, DVF, and Clover Canyon have certainly helped this trend along, but you don’t need big bucks to make this look work for you! Upload your favorite Hawiian print to MyWear® for a custom take on this tropical trend!

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Keep it modern by pairing your bold prints with neutral colors and clean lines. Or, try it out with some of summer’s other trends, like mules, off-the-shoulder blouses, or reflective sunglasses.

Are You Taking Advantage of These MyWear® Tools?

Now that you’ve familiarized yourself with the MyWear platform and designed your first item, you might be wondering if there’s any hacks or tools for even more control during the design process. Lucky for you, there is! Here we’ll walk you through some of the lesser known tools to utilize while designing with MyWear!

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If you only want to apply art to specific sections of your design, use the “Apply Image To” dropdown to add art to desired panels, or uncheck components where you don’t want your art to be applied.

 

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If you’re planning on using more than one artwork on your piece, you can use the additional artwork tabs to do so. When combined with “apply image to” you can create pieces that feature multiple works of art on different sections, or it can be used as a tool for even more control over the placement of your art and how it will look on your garment.

 

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Use the clone tool to clone your art to a second (or third!) artwork tab.

 

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As you’ve probably figured out, the four arrows located in the artwork tab will align your art further to the left or right, or higher or lower. But, there’s also a small center button which will make your arrows move in smaller increments.

 

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Use the layer up/down buttons located to the left of your art thumbnail to change layer order.

To set a logo, use a .png file (without a background) and overlay it on top of the other layers.

 

Color Tab

To apply solid color, go to the color tab and uncheck “art” in the component you’d like to apply color to. Click the color box and use the dropper to choose a color or enter a color hex code.

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Mirror & Copy Functions

You can also find the “mirror” and “copy” functions located in the color tab. Use these to copy or mirror the art from one side onto the other. For example, for symmetrical sleeves, use the color tab’s dropdown menu under “Mirror” and select “Mirror” to make the left component match with the right. Select “Copy” to apply an identical copy of the art onto the other sleeve.

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Once you get the hang of these tools, you’ll find many inventive ways to use them to create truly unique items that your customers can’t find anywhere else. Want a quick visual refresher course? Look no further than our video tutorial!

Styling Your Men’s MyWear® T-Shirt

Ah, the T-shirt, loved and worn by many. But, strangely, also often the most personal item in an ensemble. Whether it be graphic, band-logo’ed, or plain white, tees are a lot like tofu, taking on the flavor of whatever they’re “cooked” with, or in this case, accessorized with. Give five people the same T-shirt and you’ll find it styled five different ways. The possibilities are endless! Just look to these celebrities and street style stars for proof:

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Want some more ideas? We’ve got your back with these MyWear®-approved outfits!

JEAN GENIE

mens t shirt styling outfit mens outfit ideasA T-shirt and jeans: one of the most classic pairings in the book. Elevate this old faithful with a denim button down top layer and high-end accessories.

SMOOTH SAILING

mens summer outfit ideas what to wear summer 2016 men Boat shoes + chino shorts + blue T-shirt = epitome of summer dressing, no yacht necessary!

ON THE GO

mens outfit ideas means 2016 ourfit ideas what to wear 2016 mens Check all the errands off your to-do list this weekend while looking pulled together. Chinos, a stylish baseball cap and shades, and the perfect pair of comfortable kicks are all you need to accessorize your MyWear® long sleeve tee!

For more inspiration, check out our collection of artist-designed T-shirts, or design your own from scratch! Choose our custom sizing option for the perfect fit at no additional cost.

Styling Your MyWear Dress This Summer

With custom sizes and the ability to upload any print you want, MyWear® is the perfect solution for any of us in search of our summer dream dress. Stay cool with these fun ensembles perfect for your next weekend getaway!

RETRO RIVIERA

Headed to Europe this summer? Whether snacking on gelato or sipping wine on a cobble stone street, you’ll look amazing doing it in this instagram-worthy outfit! Dress up your MyWear® fit & flare with embellished shoes and a fun basket weave tote.

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EARTH ANGEL

Embrace the relaxed vibe of festival season without overdoing the bohemian trend that’s proved to be so popular. A timeless MyWear® fit & flare dress in an earthy color scheme is the perfect companion for a pair of vintage-inspired platforms and a slouchy bucket bag. Complete your ensem’ with a hydrating tinted lip balm and a casual short sleeve jacket for those chilly summer nights.

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KID AT HEART

Is fun on the top of your to-do list this weekend? Pair a MyWear® dress in a graphic print with quirky accessories, like chunky sneakers and a statement crossbody, to facilitate fun and keep you cool on the go!

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Styling Your MyWear® T-shirt Like a Celeb

As it warms up the struggle to keep cool while staying stylish can lead us to wearing the same old faithful summer outfit to every barbecue, concert, and park picnic through July. But, don’t let the heat burn out your creativity!  Summer is the perfect time to upgrade your lightweight tees into knockout outfits!

Look this way for some styling inspiration:

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Dress up an artist-designed MyWear® Tank Top with a high waisted trouser and modern accessories for the perfect gallery hopping ensem’!

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SUNNY BOHEMIA

Ready for some fun in the sun? Head to your local farmers’ market in a global-inspired MyWear® top and a light, bright skirt. Complete your ensemble with a basket-weave purse and fun tassel sandals.

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Upgrade your basic trench and denim with an artist-designed V-neck and quirky accessories. Comfort never looked so cool!

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Look no further than your favorite celebs for even more styling tricks and some serious tee envy!

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Seeing Red: You Can’t Be Mad at This Week’s Romantic Looks

Normally, when we think of the color red, words that might come to mind are along the lines of “passion”, “action”, or “anger”. Color psychology associated with red represents “our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy.”

But, let us introduce you to the softer side of red. This look has been spotted multiples over the last week, especially at Cannes. Florals, naval stripes, and hints of nude and blush have been keeping things romantic, feminine, and, dare we say, soft?

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Red is a classic color that never goes out of style, but with its current popularity, now is the perfect time to design something of your own in the timeless shade.

Here are just a few examples of how you can achieve this style with MyWear®:

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How will you showcase red in your next MyWear® design? Tweet us your creations at @LaunchMyWear!

Stripes: The Perfect Companion for Your MyWear® Line this Summer

As we’ve reported a few times now, stripes have been quietly elevating their status from classic wardrobe staple to one of 2016’s biggest trends. We saw this budding as early as last year, gaining traction through early 2016, and now;  they’ve officially hit their trending tipping point:

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Stripes are easy to create, compliment other prints (think polka dots or floral pattern mixing), and go well with multiple colors and styles. Simply put, they’re perfect for incorporating into your MyWear® designs this summer!

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To design your own in Photoshop, use the rectangular marquee tool to select the size stripe you want. Then, use the paint bucket tool to fill in the selected area with a desired color. Repeat! Copy and paste your stripe design for an ongoing pattern.

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Want to switch it up with a new color scheme, you chameleon, you? No problem! Use the Hue/Saturation dial located in adjustments to give a quick color change!

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As mentioned above, pattern mixing is a cinch with stripes, just remember to use at least one matching or complimentary color!

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Most importantly, have fun and infuse your own personality into this classic!

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Until next time, happy designing!

Trending in 2016: Neutrals

Yuppies, minimalists, and safari-enthusiasts rejoice: Khaki is backi! This season’s neutral has a little something for everyone and makes the perfect accompaniment to slip dresses, athleisure, and flares… No matter your personal style, khaki has your back!

But, don’t just take our word for it, check out all these celebrities and street style stars working the trend recently:

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This is the perfect time to try out your own unique version of this trend. With MyWear®, you can create your own one-of-a-kind piece that you won’t find anywhere (or on anyone) else!

Check out this MyWear® dress in a funky neon khaki design, for instance:

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Day glow not your thing? These MyWear® designs make neutral look anything but boring:

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And here are some other pieces currently available in the MyWearStore:

khaki custom clothingAs you can see, making trends work for you and your own personal style is easy with MyWear®!