Fashion Trends come and go and those who follow looks coming down the runways say looks from the ‘80s are back for summer. Some of us are cringing at the thought because we associate that decade with big, crunchy hair and bad shoulder pads, but there’s more to to than just the tacky stuff.
Designers are putting their own spin on some of the most iconic looks from the ‘80s to make them modern and here are three big trends we’ll be seeing more of this summer.
- Puffy sleeves & shoulder pads - Brands like Stella McCartney and Gucci are embracing the ballooning sleeves and statement shoulders look. But this time they’re done right, so they’re more refined and paired with something more fitted.
- Bike shorts - These days bike shorts can be athleisure, but now designers are also putting them with more buttoned-down looks, like with long blazers and structured jackets, so the shorts barely peep out underneath. They kind of look like a pencil skirt like that, but we’re not sure these will meet office dress codes.
- Tulle - It’s that itchy stuff dance costumes and prom dresses were made of and now being used by designers to make entire dresses. Some are going for sheer looks to be worn over other clothes, or with a fancy bra and undies set if you’re feeling extra.
Source: Elite Daily
If only drinks could be on the house more often. If you enjoy alcoholic beverages, here's some news that may take the fun out of imbibing. Having three drinks a day, five days a week could put a serious dent in your wallet.
With an average price tag of 10-dollars a drink, you could spend 150-dollars a week, which equals 650-dollars a month and a staggering 78-hundred dollars per year. Even if you only have two drinks a day on the weekends, that's still about 25-hundred bucks a year.
If you drink wine at home, beware that'll add up, too. A bottle of white wine goes for an average of $14.41, while red fetches an average of $15.66. There is good news, though. You can curtail the damage drinking does to your bank account.
- Keep tabs on how much you are spending on alcohol. When you realize how much it's costing, you may take steps to keep things reasonable.
- Drink slowly. Hey, you bought the drink - nurse it for a bit.
- You don't have to drink to be social. Find other activities to engage in that don't involve drinking.
- Don't let everyone know you're drinking. If you post about your exploits on social media, remember other people know it, including prospective employers. The tangential costs of drinking can also include money you spend shopping while buzzed or on taxis.
Source: Huffington Post
Turns out, there are limits to what kinds of selfies you can share on Instagram. For those who don't know, the site has put the kibosh on selfies taken with wildlife as a way to inform users of the abuse animals may endure when they appear in the pictures.
Users who search for or click on a wildlife hashtag such as #slothselfie will instead be greeted with a message that reads, "Animal abuse and the sale of endangered animals or their parts is not allowed on Instagram. You are searching for a hashtag that may be associated with posts that encourage harmful behavior to animals or the environment."
Source: USA Today
You don’t have to have a can of LaCroix in your hand right now to know that sparkling water is very trendy these days. Seltzers and other bubbly beverages are having a huge moment, but if you want to try one, staring at all the bottles and cans in the aisle at the supermarket can feel overwhelming. So here’s a little cheat sheet so you can try sparkling water and find one you like.
- Seltzer Is Not Club Soda, Which Is Not Tonic Water - Seltzer is just carbonated water that’s made by adding carbon dioxide to flat water. Club soda tastes more minerally and is made with chemical compounds like sodium bicarbonate and potassium sulfate. And tonic water is totally different, it’s got high-fructose corn syrup and quinine in it and it’s slightly bitter.
- Not All Carbonated Waters Are Healthy - Some have artificial sweeteners and flavors, so go for one with only carbonated water and natural flavor on the label.
- It's As Hydrating As Water (We Think) - Experts say drinking the sparkling stuff will keep you as hydrated as regular water, so you can drink guilt-free.
- People Are Obsessed — Like Really Obsessed — With La Croix - This brand is killing the bubbly water game. The pretty pastel cans with amazing flavors like pamplemousse, which is French for grapefruit, are fan favorites.
- Spiking It Is The Latest Trend - Booze companies are paying attention to our sparkling water addiction, so they’re adding alcohol to them to keep us drinking. Brands like White Claw Hard Seltzer and Spiked Seltzer only clock in at about 100 calories a can, and could be your new Summer sipper.
- It's Not (That) Bad For Your Teeth - It’s not as bad as regular soda, but the carbonic acid that brings the bubbles can wear away enamel on your teeth over time. So just make sure to brush or rinse your mouth with water after a can of seltzer.
- You Shouldn't Drink It If You Have IBS - All those bubbles can cause bloating and irritate your system. And the carbonation increases gas in your GI tract, which can leave anyone with cramps and discomfort.
- It Can Come In Handy When Traveling - If you’re someplace where the local water supply is sketchy, brushing your teeth with seltzer is a safe alternative, according to the “New York Times.”