Spring 2017: Upcoming Spring Trends in Fashion

We can't predict fashion, as it keeps on changing with every new season. At times, we see 360 degree curve in fashion trends while some season leaves us in a real shock. However, we must say that fashion changes, but style remain the same. Spring 2017 is almost here and we've gathered latest trend ideas which you may follow this season.
Fashion depicts your lifestyle, and if you are a reasonable personality who people see for some new ideas whether for accessories, shoe wear, clothing, or even home décor.
Spring always alarms about the blooming flowers and regeneration of plantation and fashion makes a nature priority.
  • Blossoms/Pink/Flora

Fresh, vibrant and shocking pink floral patternsmust be in your closet with solid or plain leggings. Thisseason always welcome floral generation and particularly when its PINK, it boosts an exotic charm inyour personality. The blossom prints with an updated version of seventies in a typical loose cut flirty style, would make you stand out among all.

  • Slogan Generation on Tops

In 2016, slogans took place instead of Logos by many designers on the runways. We have seen some famous names like Michael Kors, Dior which made their runways more meaningful and delivered slogans and messages printed on their outfits.  This spring 2017, street style slogans will rule on your Tees, jackets and leggings. Be a messenger this Spring.

  • Phone cases are more than just a case

Designers have discovered that people don’t want to carry a lot of stuff except their phones when going outside. They came up with an idea to make phone cases more than just a case, but make them even more productive and useful by giving it the shape of mini phone bags. You can add your ID card, License, and MasterCard along your phone. Keep it compact and cute.

  • Khakis are your bottoms this spring

The inspiration of Khaki's comes a long way after 2010. We have seen khakis on the runways this spring along the tops of darker shades of maroon, olive green, black and other bold tones. High waist khakis are like new jeans for this spring 2017 in fashion and you must hold them in your closet with the vibrant tops.



Tips for Thrift Shopping

We all love shopping to such an extent that it actually make sour mood happy but it can get happier if the items we purchase come at reasonable prices. There are many stores which provide variety of things at a reasonable rate, such type store is Talize which contains a great variety to fulfill your daily based and luxury requirements all under one roof at the most cost-effective rate. Well, here are the tips to ponder while you go out for the thrift shopping:

Shop from Talize. You are a thrift shopper, Talize is the best place to opt for. Its good pricing in each department makes it an exclusive choice for shopping for the majority. It is the finest place to go shopping with your family and friends no matter what you want for your home or for yourself, it’s just all there under one roof.

Take out a good time! Keep it in mind that thrift stores are loaded with people, in order to make your way up to the counters you really need to take out spare time to shop easily. It’s not the place to rush around and do a two minute shopping, so it is best to get enough time to visit all departments and do the shopping with ease.

Second hands does not mean “used”. Before you start shopping clear it in your mind that second hand things are not always the used ones. There are many items which are just rated ‘malfunctioned’ just because they don’t meet the market quality expectations. With the minor changes if you are getting the same thing at a very reasonable price, then it means you are wise enough to shop from here.

Find out which days the thrift store replenishes its stock. Ask a store team member or the manager for this information, he can advise you best at it. If you know ahead of time which days the store brings in new stuff, you can arrange to get to the store early and find what you want before everything is picked over. Thrift stores easily run out of sizes in attire department so it is always good to go early to get your desired size especially in clothing.

Analyze the item well. No matter what you buy look over each thing to check for stains, loose seams, design flaws or signs of damage. Also, don't buy clothing that looks faded. When you can find the best, why settle for mediocre? 

Try before you buy. It is highly recommended to try on the clothing before you buy so you can know how good does it fit. If you have taken the time for the thrift shopping then make you try the things too before spending money on them.

Thrift shopping is a great experience, enjoy it to the core and take along your family and friends so you can do a happy shopping together.



Sizzle in Fashionable Dresses Bought from Talize Thrift Stores

If you do not have the money to buy clothes from designer labels, there is no need to worry. There is no need to buy cheap new clothes from road side vendors that look run of the mill. In fact, you find your wardrobe filled up with all such inferior quality items of clothing that you detest. Why not use your own creativity and sense of fashion to create new and fashionable apparels out of garments bought from a thrift store in your city? There are many individuals who can turn items of clothing from a thrift store into new and stylish garments for their own use.

Thrift stores are good places to search clothing for DIY

If you are not an expert, you may be disappointed at what you see in a normal thrift store. The stuff you find in thrift stores is generally old and uninspiring to say the least, leave alone buying something for your own use. You may be tempted to categorize the clothes you see inside a second hand store as junk as you see no potential in them. But you are not aware of the talent some people have to turn second hand clothing items into very stylish garments that look trendy and very fashionable.

Your creativity can turn old and ugly clothes into hot and beautiful

You will find the items of clothing in these thrift stores to be too long and too loose for your liking. But they are old and belong to an era when people wore them in these dimensions. There is no need to wear these garments as they are if you do not want to look like your mom or grand mom. But you can certainly turn the same pieces into something fashionable and stylish that you would be proud to wear yourself. All it takes is a little effort and time from you. After all, if you cannot spend on a $400 dress from a designer label, at least this much is what you should be willing to invest. 

You will find thrift store clothing makeover a magical idea to get beautiful designer dresses for yourself without spending a dime. Talize is one of the best thrift stores in the country where you can buy second hand clothing at a fraction of their retail price. Get the stuff in raw form and use your creativity and sense of fashion to come up with new and exciting fashion ideas. 

T-shirt and Jeans My Way

Occasionally I'm asked by people who see me often if I ever go out wearing a plain t-shirt and pair of jeans.  When I go to the gym on the weekend and am coming straight home afterwards, I have been known to throw on a t-shirt and a pair of jeans for convenience sake, but it always feels like a muted version of "me".

It was darn cold here on Saturday (a high of 8 degrees celsius and a brisk wind) so layers were required, and I ended up wearing, what was in essence, a t-shirt and a pair of jeans.  However, it was my version - the long-sleeved t-shirt is an official Cirque du Soleil brand shirt that incorporates different fabrics (thrifted for $7, original price between $50 and $60), and the jeans are a pair of old Levi's 501's that had been made into a skirt by Melinda (aka The Sentimentalist) back in the day, customized with bleach.  It was a maxi skirt when I bought it from her, but she's taller than I am, so I chopped off several inches to make it calf-length on me.

I'm not a big fan of lettering on my clothing but at least the word "dream" is fairly innocuous, and the graphics are cool.  If you've never seen a Cirque du Soleil show,  I would recommend that everyone see at least one if they come to a venue near you.

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My hair had been freshly shorn and I forgot how cold your head gets when not insulated by hair.   Winter is not the best time of year to be sporting a modified mohawk. I have a couple of very warm hats, but it wasn't quite THAT cold, so I found an inexpensive touque in the Halloween section at Shopper's Drug Mart.  I sense a theme.

I was wearing a coat (I will not freeze for style) which I found at Talize a month or so ago.  It's wool and quite warm, and I fell hard for the giant collar and flounces (and the $17 price tag), even though they make me look bigger and boxy.  Heck, we all look larger in the winter anyway!
The collar is excellent as a disguise if I wish to go incognito.
Heather was kind enough to stand in the cold and take these photos, but now it's time for a hot beverage - Gotta Go!

Gift Ideas From Talize

Gift shopping doesn’t have to be an orgy of galaxy destroying consumerism. You don’t have to play into the hands of marketers and advertisers to get the trendiest gifts for your loved one, no matter the occasion. There are better ways to get gifts, while maintaining a small carbon and dollar footprint. Thrift shopping is just one of those ways, and it happens to be much more fun. Apart from the savings, you also contribute to a charitable cause. Let’s take a look at what you can get from thrift shopping on Talize’s network of thrift shops.

A second hand cashmere sweater is still a cashmere sweater. Shopping on Talize’s Thrift stores can score you as-good-as-new cashmere sweaters for a fraction of their price tag. However, don’t get carried away by all the cashmere goodness. Check each sweater for damage, even though most of the times you’ll find sweaters in pristine conditions. Even if you get less than mint condition sweaters, you can freshen them up with a little dye job or replacing a few buttons. Unlike most fabrics you have around, cashmere sweaters like some tender love and care. Hand-wash them in cool water because dry cleaning them will ruin the fibers.

If you know someone who takes lots of pictures, thrift framed art might be the best present. Most Talize thrift stores have lots of framed art, and if you can ignore the often hideous artwork, you can repurpose the frame as a gift for your friend

If your intended recipient is a music lover, you can a vintage vinyl record at Talize’s thrift store. You should be prepared to dig in deep because collectors tend to pillage thrift stores searching for records. You can find some really nice records in the bins, so search outside the box. To improve your chances, get to the stores as soon as a new batch of record lands. Making friends with some of the staff at the store is a great way to know when new records hit the store

Although getting costume jewelry is like opening a jack in the box, you can get antique pieces if you know what to look for. Often, you want to look for jewelry with a vintage look. However, most of the pieces you’ll come across are not in their original state. You may have to repair some of the pieces. Others might be well beyond salvation, but you can cannibalize them to make your own custom jewelry. There are YouTube instructional videos on how to repair jewelry and even creating new jewelry from existing ones. Take advantage of them, and your friend will appreciate you for it.