The Best of NYFW Part I

It feels like just yesterday we were oohing and aahing over S/S16 runways, but as the air begins to cool and we start shopping for our fall wardrobes, some of fashion’s biggest and brightest are already unveiling the future of fashion for Spring 2017. So, without further ado,  let’s all take a moment to check out some of the most exciting and talked about shows to hit New York Fashion Week… so far!

Jason Wu

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Yeezy

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Creatures of the Wind

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Ulla Johnson

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Akris

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Zimmermann

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CG

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Stay tuned for part II and our 2017 trend predictions! In the mean time, use the NYFW runways to get inspired and design your own one-of-a-kind piece with MyWear!

Celebrity Fashion Trends: VMAs Edition

The VMA’s is a time when celebrity’s let their hair down and PARTY, and with it comes a more relaxed, anything goes approach towards award show dressing. This year, there were a few trends that stood out. See below for some of the popular party attire we saw at this year’s VMAs:

All White

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This trend is still going strong. We’ve been seeing celebrities in all-white ensembles all summer long. But, we’ll soon witness this trend’s ultimate test: Labor Day!

Sparkle

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Stars gave us the ol’ razzle dazzle at this year’s VMAs. As we’ve predicted for 2017, fashion is slowly transitioning from minimalism to a “more is more” approach. Expect to see more sparkle in the coming year. Which brings us to the next spotted trend…

Feathers

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Big Bird must be feelin’ pretty good about himself this week. There were a flock of feathers that made their way down the carpet.

Cut Outs

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Showing skin at the VMAs isn’t exactly a new concept, but this year’s skin-baring came in the form of cut outs and crop tops.

Fringe

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Fun, free-wheeling, and never taking itself too seriously, fringe makes for the perfect VMA accessory.

Head-to-Toe Black

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Taking us back to early-aughts goth a little, we saw a slew of all black ensembles at the VMAs this year. Expect this look to continue through 2016.

Now that you’ve hopefully been inspired, get to it and design your own party dress or neck tie at MyWearStore.com!

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.

 

Center Arrow Button

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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Know Your Stuff: A List of Patterns A-Z

Argyle: A solid diamond pattern with an overlay of intercrossing diagonal lines.

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Barcode Stripe: A pattern created by stripes of varying width.

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Burberry Plaid: A distinct plaid featuring camel, black, and red associated with British fashion house Burberry. 

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Camouflage: Created to conceal a person or object, camouflage clothing is often associated with the military.

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Dotted Swiss: Small evenly spaced polka-dots.

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Fleur De Lis: A classic French pattern consisting of a stylized lily composed of three petals.

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Floral: A pattern featuring flowers or sometimes other nature-inspired elements like leaves or vines.

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Geometric: A pattern formed from geometric shapes that often repeat.

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Gingham: A pattern consisting of sheer lines that are overlapped to create a checker motif.

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Glen plaid: A plaid created by assorted alternating dark and light stripes that overlap to create a pattern of checks that vary in size.

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Graph Check: Checks created by evenly spaced, solid, single-colored lines, like that of graph paper.

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Herringbone: a pattern of zig zags created by short parallel lines that slope opposite direction of each other.

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Hound’s Tooth: A pattern made up of checks with notched corners to create a jagged effect.

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Ikat: A pattern created using or replicating an Indonesian tie dye technique.

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Liberty: A small floral pattern developed and made famous by Liberty & Co. of London.

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Madras: Brightly colored plaid design often used on summer clothing.

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Ombré: A gradient effect where tones or colors are shaded into each other.

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Paisley: A stylized teardrop-shaped design.

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Pinstripe: A stripe pattern created by thin lines.

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Pucci: Brightly colored, boldly patterned designs in geometric, swirled, or kaleidoscopic prints created by famed Italian designer Emilio Pucci.

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Quatrefoil: An ornamental design made of a four-lobed flower or leaf, resembling a four-leaf clover.

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Shepherd’s Check: Small, even-sized, checks made from overlapping bands of twill-weave or finely slanted lines.

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Tartan: A plaid made of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors, often associated with the Scottish.

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Tattersall: A repeated pattern of evenly spaced horizontal and vertical stripes in alternating colors.

Tattersall list of patterns

Tessellations: A pattern made of repetitive interlocking shapes that can be repeated infinitely.

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Windowpane: Checks consisting of widely spaced stripes spread evenly apart to create a pattern that resembles panes in a window.

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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!

Shop this look

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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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