By the end of May we always feel bombarded by this diet-weight loss-beach murmur. And it might make us feel a little bit nervous, annoyed or even hesitant, in the sense that we should have probably lost the extra weight though the winter. No! Don’t even dare to fall into this I-have-to-be-skinny, rough, even hysterical, I’d say, state of mind. Long gone are the days that every woman should look identical, that every woman’s body had to lose its femininity and that everyone should fit a size up to 2-6. Don’t look at the “bible” on your coffee table! Look at the women on the street, ask your boyfriend, ask your dad or whoever you trust! Women have to be feminine, curvy and that’s all that makes you sexy as hell! Not to mention, that it makes you self-respective and not self-punishing. And for that women, that love their bodies, their curves, and their femininity after all, Torrid offers the hottest styles with the hottest deals!

Summer is almost here, and fabrics have to be softer & lighter, styles change from strict to playful and our mood is so lifted that we can’t wait to hit the beach! And to save you some time and money, I’ve picked up for you 3 adorable styles that will make you welcome summer in vogue!

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The first one, which I would call work-morning meeting style, starts with the season’s hottest trend; a leopard print peplum top that can be worn day and night and its fit is absolutely flattering. You can match this one with the Torrid cropped skinny jean in black, a piece that will get you through many spring/summer occasions and because of its length it can be combined with any kind of footwear (sandals, heels, flats, pumps). For a morning casual outfit, I would add the crochet lace slip-on flat which is so comfortable but at the same time so hot, you’ll definitely stand out in the office! And how about getting this complete, super fashionable outfit while saving big with the 10% off Torrid promo code? Cool huh?

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Then, for an evening cosmo with the girls, I’d definitely go for the floral chiffon hi-lo dress. And let me justify myself here. First, I think that hi-lo designs are the hottest style you could get. Second, tank tops with a high-waist skirt design flatter your curves as much as possible. Third, hi-lo designs can be worn with flats or heels without making your legs looks short. In other words, just go for it; you’ll love it! Now, if you want to flatter your waist even more, then you should add a belt. For shoes, since we are talking about a cocktail and not a tea, I’d propose the 4-buckle gladiator wedge sandal. Finally, to complete this hot outfit you should add accessories. What about the mixed metal multi-chain layered necklace and the pave gemstone wing earrings? Gorgeous! And the Couponology exclusive BOGO 50% off Torrid promo code? Even better!

torrid 3No self-conscious woman goes to checkout in late May without a new bikini. None! And this year, we’ve seen all around that vintage swimwear is a must. Especially when you have curves to die for. Speaking of which, you should try the peek-a-boo striped swim top + bottom which is super-hot and also, because of the combination of vertical and horizontal lines it adds or fades the parts you want to show off or not! Together with it, you should get the striped button front swim skirt. You know, for the time you need to get off your sunbed and head to the bar for another mojito! OMG! I can’t wait for that drunk-on-the-beach moment to come!

And since I’d like to dream of the beach for a little bit now, I’ll stop here. But one last advice before I go. Hurry up! Because deals and styles like these go fast! Here you go: click here!

 

After enduring a tough winter, snowstorms and, worst of all, all those huge coats and winter accessories that don’t really allow for much style and hairdos to be shown to the public eye, March is here to remind us that spring is on its way. The temperature is still low but the sun is making its first appearances and every woman knows the new season calls for a closet makeover.

As with every new beginning, we have to start with the basics. Would you plan a trip without having your passport renewed? Never! So how could you plan your new spring styles without some classic basics? When I say classic, I wouldn’t dare think of boring, old-fashioned, ancient items. I’m thinking of a piece of clothing that goes well with (almost) anything, and can be modified to be as classic or as trendy as you choose. In other words, I’m thinking Christopher & Banks. Because for me, when a store can dress me (aged 27; top secret) and mom (53), that equals to shopping success.

Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication (Leonardo Da Vinci)  

When I think of classic pieces that every woman needs in her collection, I aim for simplicity. Yes, I also have that extravagant shirt with gold details that would blind someone in direct sunlight, but that’s a statement piece. When I look for my next closet staple, I focus on color and follow the season’s palettes of the world’s top designers. For this season, the color palettes have managed to accommodate something magical. The prettiest pastels together with bright floral colors–think greens, blues, and oranges.

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I compiled a couple of looks that focus on simplicity, the latest color trends, style, comfort, and (as always), savings! This weekend Christopher & Banks is having their incredible Friends & Family event that will save you an extra 40% on everything!  The first outfit revolves around a beautiful skirt that mixes the floral trend with the all-time-classic purple (Purple Ribbon Challis skirt). The A-line shape and decorative details allow enough room to experiment with the top–opt for a tank and cardigan combo (I love the Satin Trim Tank in white with The Perfect Cardigan ¾ Sleeve in Dahlia Orchid), or a plain top like the best-selling ¾ Satin Trim Tee in Byzantine Purples, in complementary shades.

christopher & banks 2The second outfit I’ve picked out is much more classic but very convenient for all those days when you want to look put-together but not overdressed. I based this one on a shirt I love that has gotten me through many situations–from the most formal to the most casual–the Petite Gingham Essential Shank Button Shirt with metallic buttons. A shirt that can be worn buttoned, unbuttoned with a nice tank, or underneath a sweater. Versatility wins major points from me, so this shirt is a gem. You can combine it with the Signature Comfort Denim Capri in dark stonewash and a nice pair of flats or sandals, or with the super flattering Signature Slimming Colored Jean in classic fit that can be worn with hot pumps for a beautiful dinner date outfit.

One is Never Overdressed or Underdressed in a Little Black Dress (Karl Lagerfeld)

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If your little black dress has turned grey from its countless washes, don’t worry! Christopher & Banks carries these staple pieces for as little as $26.97! To dress up your LBD, try on a pop of color with a pair of bright earrings or a statement necklace. Browse their selection to put together your own classic outfit, and don’t miss the Christopher & Banks Friends & Family event to get spring-ready on a budget!

It’s getting warmer and warmer out and when the temperature is around 80°F by the time you get to the office, you know it’s time to update your summer outfits. Or, if you are more like me, then it’s that exact period when you imagine your suitcase fully packed and mix and match in your mind all those gorgeous summer outfits you are bringing with you on vacation. No, I’m not trying to make you want to run away from the office and head to the beach. The complete opposite! I’m just willing to save you time when you are thinking of your summer outfits or even better, of all those styles that will make you pay an extra fee at the airport (don’t worry, luggage weight always a little bit more for fashion lovers). Because you always need an extra tee, or maybe two! Speaking of which, that’s the way you are going to make your fashion-life easier: Tees; this amazing summer piece that allows you to make up countless outfits! And the best thing of all is that tees are not that expensive compared to winter styles- when you need sweaters and jackets. Tees are the easiest way to be always in fashion and always in different clothes, whether you are a man or a woman. Also, keep in mind that graphic tees are also a way of expression, either through words or images. But, getting back to shopping -our expertise- I’ll share with you the easiest way to update your wardrobe in just two steps. First, you get online at DesignByHumans.com where you will find an endless collection of unique graphic tees. Secondly, you use our exclusive 10% off Design by Humans promo code and you save big while shopping as many items as you wish since it won’t cost you a fortune! Yes, it’s that easy! And that being said, let’s get to my favorite part: the style tips!

As a girl, I can’t help but start with girls! I’m sure that some of you are already in your hot shorts and your brand new sandals and of course, you’ve matched that with a statement tee. Whether it has an animal or a “let’s sleep together” message printed on it, I’m sure you look hot! By the way, why don’t you put one side of the tee inside of your shorts and add a belt to give an extra something to your outfit!? Nice, huh? But tees are not only to be worn with your shorts. You’ve probably already seen it on the street, but my favorite new summer trend is definitely the graphic tee matched with a bright maxi skirt. And, of course, when you adopt this style you have to wear the skirt outside of the tee, and maybe add a belt too, in order to show off your beautiful waist- in other words, you don’t want to look like a shapeless body in fabrics. We’ve seen this new trend at top catwalks but also chosen by the most fashionable celebrities, so don’t you ever wonder if you’ll look good! You’ll look fabulous because you’ll have a unique tee and a stunning body that will get you all the attention! And if you don’t already have that unique top, I’ve picked up some of my favorites to share with you! A tee I’d love to see matched with a maxi turquoise skirt (fave summer color), brown sandals and a wide brown leather belt, is the Hawk Deco II in white with a wing printed on it. However, is not only with maxis that you can make the perfect tee-based outfit! You can do the same with miniskirts too and you’ll have a super girly outcome! For example, you can wear the Live View Mode tee (I chose the green one as you can see) which features a vintage camera on the front, with a brown skirt and similar sandals and accessories! And for all of the above, just change from flats to heels and you have an evening outfit too! And finally, don’t forget of the other summer 2013 trend, which is definitely the huge-necklace-on-top-of-tee one. Now you can decorate your shirt’s neckline with a colorful necklace that will add a more stylish sense to your cool outfit. For example, you can buy the I Love Music shirt in any of the 10 available colors and accessorize it with a big necklace in a matching color!

For men, things are getting much easier since 90% of summer days you are wearing a tee and jeans or shorts underneath. So, in your case, since you don’t have to do much to adorn your outfit and stand out in the crowd, you are in the amazing position to buy whatever you want from Design by Humans, put it on, add a bottom and you’ll just look fab! In fact, for you, it all depends on your color and graphic art preferences. For example, if you feel like the king of the world, you should get the No King tee which features a stunning lion with a golden crown design; a tee for you that refuse to be ruled! For the more romantic or maybe the more stressed out of you, I’d propose the Eastern Sunset shirt that will help you escape from your hectic routine and have an imagined escape in the sea. And finally, for music lovers, there is no better summer choice than the Sound Of The Ocean shirt with sol key and Poseidon printed on it; a perfect combination for a new summer tee! But as I said before, you men are lucky enough to choose whatever you want without even thinking of matching accessories and other fashion items; all you need is to get those tees that reflect your character, add a pair of jeans and you are all set!

To sum up, for art lovers, tee fans, style addicts or even for those of you that don’t want to spend much time matching clothes, Design by Humans is the top destination for men and women who want any –or all- of the above, but most of all, who want to shop a lot, stay in fashion but also save as much as possible. Just get online and choose among thousands of tee designs that promise to satisfy all tastes and all wallets!