Style & Beauty

Wondering if your hair style or purse is still 'in'? Check out our Style & Beauty section each month for articles on the latest in fashion and beauty news.



5/1/2019 1:00:00 PM

It’s almost time to put in PTO requests and spend those hard-earned vacation days camped out on a beach blanket. If last year’s swimwear is looking a bit worn and dated, here are some of the most au courant swimwear trends for both men and women. 


Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  Summer Trends
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

5/1/2019 1:00:00 PM

It’s almost time to put in PTO requests and spend those hard-earned vacation days camped out on a beach blanket. If last year’s swimwear is looking a bit worn and dated, here are some of the most au courant swimwear trends for both men and women. 


Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  Summer Trends
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

4/1/2019 1:00:00 PM

Mardi Gras is over and Easter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to freshen up your wardrobe with lighter, brighter spring styles. Here are a few of the season’s trendiest pieces for both men and women. 


Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

2/4/2019 12:39:47 PM
Early spring is a tricky time for fashion. Temperatures can feel like winter one minute and spring the next, so it’s hard to know if you should dress for December or May. Historically, the vest hasn’t gotten nearly enough love as a transitional weather staple to take your winter wardrobe on into spring. Luckily, this year the vest is getting its proper respect, and the opportunities for both men and women to try out stylish spring vests have never been better!
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

2/4/2019 12:36:24 PM
When it comes to menswear, guys don’t usually get to pick from a ton of patterns. Oftentimes, the men’s sections of department stores are full of both graphic tees (which are too casual for a lot of events) and boring button-downs in solid colors. Luckily, this year, stripes have become one of the most popular looks for stylish guys who are sick of solids. Here are few of the best ways to try out this spring’s most sought-after menswear look:
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  For Men
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

1/3/2019 11:42:20 AM
In terms of fashion trends, the last few years have been busy, busy, busy as bright florals and bell sleeves abounded. But 2019 brings a return to basics for both men’s and women’s clothing. A minimalist approach and subtle colors are your best bet for staying on-trend in the new year. 
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

11/30/2018 11:09:28 AM
We’ve all been there: the workday ends at 5:00 p.m., and the holiday party begins at 5:30. With no time to run home and change, there seems to be only two options; either dress down for the party in office clothes or spend the workday way too dressed up in party gear. But there are definitely ways to stay comfortable in the office while still looking party-ready. It just takes a bit of planning.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

11/30/2018 11:02:20 AM
As it finally gets chilly and the holiday season goes into full swing, it’s time to pull out those sweaters. However, if you feel like last year’s wardrobe is a bit ‘meh’ and you want to spice things up with a few trendy pieces, there are lots of affordable ways to give your look a makeover without spending a lot of money.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

10/30/2018 12:52:56 PM
Wearing a great outfit is sometimes all it takes to have a great day. But as most of us aren’t shaped like department store mannequins, one person’s awesome ensemble could be another person’s irritatingly clingy or oddly baggy fashion nightmare. Choosing your favorite features and accentuating them accordingly is the key to feeling comfortable, looking great, and developing a sophisticated personal style.  Here are the ways that highlighting different areas of your body can help put your best features forward.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

10/2/2018 1:05:16 PM
Buying vintage or secondhand clothing is a great way to find unique pieces that add a bit of flair to your personal style. Thrifting also affords the opportunity to snag designer items at a fraction of the original cost if you know what you’re looking for. Here’s how to make sure your next thrifting excursion yields some awesome finds.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

8/28/2018 10:03:34 AM
Lauren Monroe is the mastermind behind Fashion Gives Back – a fashion show fueled by women helping women who understand the struggles and loss sometimes involved with motherhood. "I love fashion, but I love empowering women even more,” says Monroe, owner of Mimosa Boutique. And with her own personal experiences guiding her along the way, Lauren has created an event that has grown over the years and helped many in need. "Through personal experiences I know that the journey to motherhood can be a difficult one,” she says. "I wanted to do something to give back to the community and let families know that they are not alone.”
Posted by Isabel Jones | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

8/28/2018 9:57:31 AM
The days are getting shorter, and fashion lovers everywhere are looking forward to putting those sundresses and swimsuits in storage and focusing on autumn looks. After years of 90s- and 70s-inspired fashion that focused on plaid, flannel, and even saw the return of the (ath)leisure suit, runways for fall 2018 finally gave us something different. And if you’re a fan of 80s fashion, you’re in luck, as some of the hottest looks for fall might make you nostalgic for Michael Landon and Debra Winger. 
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

8/6/2018 10:42:07 AM
Because school dress codes determine what students can and cannot wear to school, it may seem challenging to be yourself in a sea of navy blues, hunter greens, khakis, and whites. However, there are ways to express individuality while still following the school guidelines.
Posted by Thrive Magazine | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

8/6/2018 10:35:44 AM
One year ago, Katie Clark Sanford and Lauren Louviere Monroe opened their chic Southern children’s boutique, Sercy Lane. Both women are moms to young children and adore fashion. They felt there was a gap in the regional toddler clothing market and purchased most of their children’s clothing online
Posted by Angie Kay Dilmore | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

7/3/2018 3:34:23 PM
If you’re a fan of all things fringe, full-skirted, and floral, and believe that more is more when building your look, then you’re probably a lover of Bohemian (or boho) style. And the past few years have been great for flower children, since fringe jackets, bell sleeves, and even bell-bottoms have made a huge comeback. 
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  Summer Trends
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

7/3/2018 3:07:46 PM
A lot of new businesses are popping up around the Lake Area. One of the most unique is Iron Shop Provisions, which Josh and Erin Guillory recently opened on Broad St. in downtown Lake Charles.
Posted by Stefanie Powers | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  For Men
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

5/30/2018 3:53:34 PM
As the weather heats up and skies turn clear, save-the-dates and wedding invitations often start arriving in the mail en masse. And while sunny summer weddings are truly happy days devoted to the celebration of love, wearing the correct wedding attire can be tricky as temperatures shoot toward the triple digits. Here are a few dos and don’ts for choosing the perfect wedding outfit.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  Summer Trends
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

5/30/2018 3:45:37 PM
What you wear can be a huge confidence booster when you get it right. The tricky thing is, there are so many options, trends come and go, and you change a lot, too. What you wear should make you feel good and be a source of comfort when you step into the world. It’s like your armor that only works when you feel like you’re workin’ it. 
Posted by Isabel Jones | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

4/2/2018 5:46:11 PM
Fast fashion doesn’t have to mean frivolous, and even though most teens are working on a tight clothing budget, there are plenty of stylish pieces out there that only look like a million bucks. The best spring pieces are versatile enough to be layered for chillier mornings but light enough to transition into summer. Here are some tips for picking on-trend spring styles that can be worn in a variety of ways.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

3/5/2018 12:44:21 PM
Dressing up for Easter services, egg hunts, and family gatherings is a time-honored Southern tradition. And after a winter full of dark colors and soggy weather, it’s also one of the best times to break out new fashions in colors bright enough to rival the Easter eggs. Luckily this year’s best trends seem to be made for Easter Sunday.
Posted by Thrive Magazine | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

3/5/2018 12:37:46 PM
Is it possible to chase two dreams?  Local chiropractor Dr. Laurie Baynard has turned her longtime dreams into reality. She has crafted her own corner of our local bridal market. L Bridal Couture should open by the end of this month. With her chiropractic practice only steps away from her bridal shop, Baynard can pursue both her dreams. 
Posted by Chelse Willis | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

1/31/2018 10:00:39 PM
In February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, which means bouquets, boxes of candy, and a lot of pressure to dress up for a dinner date in a way that’s romantic without seeming silly. Pink often gets a bad rap as a color reserved only for little girls, but it’s actually a great shade for looking festive on Valentine’s Day. Here are a few ways women can look sexy and stylish in pink.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

1/5/2018 1:17:04 PM
Traditionally, the fashion world has espoused the idea that "more is more,” but lately, simplifying wardrobes down to just a few sturdy basics has become fashion’s hottest trend. Called "capsule” wardrobes, the idea is to whittle closets down from unwieldy quantities of barely-worn, fast-fashion pieces, which are often of questionable quality, to a set number of classic, well-made items that coordinate with the season.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

11/2/2017 4:32:48 PM
Backpacks have recently made a resurgence, not only with students, but with businessmen and women, parents, and travelers as an alternative to traditional luggage. The reasons for the rise in their popularity are as varied as the many styles of backpacks available. Why? Backpacks are versatile. They can serve as a fashion accessory or a utility bag – or both! Consider these practical reasons.
Posted by Keaghan P. Wier | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

11/2/2017 4:24:53 PM
Whether you’re traveling for the holidays or hosting the feast in your own home, Thanksgiving is generally pretty chaotic. Extra-long airport lines, shortages of pantry staples at the grocery store, and guests who RSVP at the last minute can make a perfectly lovely holiday feel like a Herculean task. However, packing your bags for holiday travel and still looking great around the table can be a snap with just a few wardrobe staples.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

10/2/2017 10:42:48 PM
Suede or leather? Knee or ankle? Classic or Contemporary? Rain or Snow? Gray, Black or Brown?  

Boots are a hot trend for cold weather, but with the wide range of styles, materials and colors to choose from, choosing the perfect pair can be a challenge. Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, says it’s worth taking some time with your decision. "Don’t sacrifice comfort for style. Careful consideration of your options can prevent discomfort and even painful foot injuries. When it comes to boots, you should always put your feet first.” 

Posted by Kristy Armand | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

10/2/2017 10:40:51 PM
One of the best things about cooler weather is breaking out the fall clothes and pairing cuddly sweaters with stylish boots for laid back, yet pulled together looks. And in 2017, boot lovers are in for a treat because this year is all about different styles of boots. From short to tall and everywhere in between, here are all the best fall boot trends to try.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

8/3/2017 12:09:44 PM
Between the triple-digit temps and the soaring humidity, late summer and early fall in Louisiana are brutal for anyone, but combine the sweltering weather with pregnancy hormones and a few extra baby pounds, and summer becomes extra challenging for those with a baby on the way. Since holing up in the house isn’t usually an option, here are a few tips for beating the heat in stylish, yet comfortable maternity wear.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  Summer Trends
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

7/5/2017 10:38:59 AM
No one really likes being in a department store dressing room under florescent lighting, hoping a garment will fit because there’s no sales associate in sight. Needing the next size up can result in an embarrassing, half-dressed shuffle across an entire department only to discover the next size is out of stock. But until recently, perusing a department store seemed like a necessary evil for updating a wardrobe.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

7/5/2017 10:33:01 AM

Got a day at the beach planned? Start your adventure preparations by packing a beach bag with everything you’ll need to enjoy the surf, sand, and sun.


Posted by Angie Kay Dilmore | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  Skin Care  |  Summer Trends
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

6/1/2017 1:03:11 PM
You may have noticed a lot of sweat pants and track jackets around town that have nothing to do with gym memberships or upcoming 5Ks. That’s because one of the year’s hottest trends is athleisure, or athletic-inspired fashions that can be worn to the gym or as casualwear. The key to incorporating athleisure into everyday style is looking sporty without appearing sloppy. Read on for how to make this look work for you.
Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

5/5/2017 1:48:50 PM

For years, bathing suit options were limited to tiny bikinis or matronly one-pieces, but this year, designers are finally offering up some more exciting options for all body types. The year’s best one-piece swimsuits are cute, yet practical, says Catina Coats, owner of Catina Couture in Lake Charles. 


Posted by Emily Alford | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  Summer Trends
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

7/8/2013 2:48:41 PM

Timid and reluctant, Rhonda Victor walks into Lake Charles Memorial’s Shearman Conference Center, unsure of what to expect through the doors ahead.

A bag of makeup and a pair of beauticians await Rhonda with a program that will help her look great and feel better. She is greeted warmly by other women who, like her, are battling cancer.


Posted by Special to Thrive Magazine | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  Hairstyles
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

7/8/2013 2:44:38 PM

If you’re a guy who was born anytime during the few decades a bow tie has probably never been a go-to fashion accessory for you. That’s all changing though because bow ties are one of this year’s biggest fashion trends for men.


Posted by Katie Harrington | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  For Men
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

7/8/2013 2:44:38 PM

Face it, the summers are hot in Southwest Louisiana so no one wants to trudge around in jeans or long pants all the time. Plus, it’s hard to enjoy an afternoon by the pool or a sunset boat ride in these suffocating fabrics. Selecting the right pair of shorts can be a challenge though and for most, it’s right next to finding the perfect swimsuit on the anxiety scale.


Posted by Katie Harrington | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  Summer Trends
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

6/3/2013 1:29:24 PM

From fixing our cars and mowing the lawn to getting rid of the spiders and other creepy crawlies in our house, the men in our lives are often called upon to take care of some of life’s more unpleasant tasks. Given their dedication and bravery, we tend to overlook their less than fashionable clothing choices.

Ladies love a sharp dressed man though, so instead of a new set of tools or a six-pack of his favorite adult beverage this Father’s Day, why not consider making over the man in your life? We asked the experts at Clothing Concierge for some do’s and don’ts of men’s fashion.


Posted by Katie Harrington | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  For Men  |  Hairstyles
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

4/3/2013 10:04:41 AM
When wading through the myriad of styles and cuts of men's pants, it can often be difficult to decipher where to begin when searching for that perfect pair.
Posted by Chris LeBlanc | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes  |  For Men
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

3/1/2013 10:23:56 AM

Fashion is something that is different to everyone. The great thing about fashion is that there are no right or wrong ways to do it.


Posted by Thrive Magazine | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

1/10/2013 9:15:03 AM
Move over Tangerine Tango, Emerald green is the new 'it' color for 2013. Recently announced by Pantone LLC, as the color of the year, Emerald is described as lively, radiant and lush.
Posted by Thrive Magazine | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

1/10/2013 9:12:19 AM
The cold winter months have arrived, which means it is time to pile on the clothes. "Layering your garments can be tricky," Catina Coats, owner of Catina Couture, said. "It can easily go from bundling up in style to lumpy and frumpy." 
 
Here are some tips on fashionable layering, to keep you looking chic yet warm.

Posted by Haley Armand | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati

6/29/2012 5:00:03 PM
Here's something I hear a lot: "I feel like I have so many things that I only wear one way." Here are some simple outfits for my novice fashionistas!
Posted by Whitney Manns | 0 Comment(s) | Submit comment | Tell a friend
Categories: Clothes
Share and enjoy:
Del.icio.us   Google Bookmarks   Reddit   Stumble Upon   Technorati
   
41 post(s).


 

© Copyright 2019, Thrive Magazine. All rights reserved.