Thursday, April 24, 2014

Breaking Fashion Rules: Fashion Misconceptions

Over the last few weeks, we’ve loved breaking the rules! As the series progressed, our Communications Manager, Callie, quickly became our go-to expert for fashion rule breaking. So, for the final installment we’re adding a special twist – We’ve asked Callie to dig into her own closet and break a few of her most despised fashion misconceptions! Take it away, Callie!

My favorite thing about breaking fashion rules is that it makes fashion more fun! Who wants to be limited by rules about how to shop and what to wear? I like to get creative with my wardrobe by mixing unexpected pieces and wearing them in unconventional ways. That’s why I’m excited to dispel three of the fashion misconceptions that bother me most!

Rule to break: Horizontal stripes are not flattering.
Actually, when worn properly, horizontal stripes can add balance and interest to an outfit.  A pop of this pattern can be used to draw the eye to areas you want to highlight, and distract from those you don’t!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Guest Blogger Erin: How to Wear 1 Dress 3 Ways

Erin, from Small Orchard Lifestyle Blog, is married to Buckle manager, Jake, and is mama to 20-month-old, Zoey. Today, she's demonstrating how to get the most out of one dress by using layers to repurpose it for multiple occasions.

Hi friends, Erin here! Spring is here and dress season is upon us! This time of year is always jam-packed with holidays and events. Soon, we'll all be running to our closets looking for the perfect piece to wear. So what's the best way to get the most out of your summer dresses? I'm so excited to share a few simple steps on how to take one dress and style it three different ways for completely different looks! By simply switching up a few key layering pieces, you can easily take a fun and funky daytime look to a perfect classy evening out or a simple summer night in!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Breaking Fashion Rules: Rethinking Under-utilized Pieces

Once again, we’re tearing down the old notion of fashion rules. If you've been led to believe that certain items are only acceptable for specific occasions, we’re about to show you otherwise! It’s time to rethink a few closet staples…

Rule to break: Hats are only for bad hair days.

We’re all guilty of turning to hats as a quick-fix for those days when our hair is just plain unmanageable. But, if you think the best use of your favorite head-wear is simply taming your tresses, let us convince you otherwise! In truth, a hat can make an outfit. Whether it’s a subtle addition that complements the whole look, or a bold statement piece, we believe hats are meant to help you stand out, not hide away!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Senior Pictures: Everything You Need to Know

Recently, we teamed up with Kaylinda DeTurk Photography to treat five seniors to an extra special senior photo session. Along the way, we got to experience both sides of a senior shoot first hand, and we picked up some extremely helpful tips. Now, we're sharing them with you!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Breaking Fashion Rules: All-over Colors and Patterns

Last week, we made it clear – we’re fed up with all those old fashion no-no’s. The way we see it, rules were made to be broken. You just have to know where to start!

This week let’s take a look at fashion rules pertaining to all-over colors and patterns…

Rule to break: Don’t wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Meet Our Top Designer: Gimmicks by BKE

We asked. You voted, and now, the results are in. The championship title for your favorite spring look goes to... boho! Your votes have us fired up for spring boho trends. So much so, that we wanted to share with you some boho insight from an extremely talented individual, the designer of our premier brand, Gimmicks
Meet the brilliant mind behind the design, Kelli. Our favorite part - her designs are all Buckle exclusive! She agreed to sit down with us to answer a few questions and let us invade her afternoons to snap some photos of her creativity in action. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Breaking Fashion Rules: Mixing Colors

We've all heard them - those infamous fashion no-nos. Their origins may be a mystery, but over the years these “fashion rules” have spread like the plague into our wardrobes, making us second guess what to wear and when to wear it.

"Don’t wear white after Labor Day."
"Don’t wear this color with that color."
"Less is more."

Really? We beg to differ! White is forever. Non-traditional color combos are awesome. And less is more? False - more is more!

It’s time to stop questioning your fashion choices and just do what feels right – break some rules! Each week in April, we’ll take a look at a few of these fashion no-nos. Then, we’ll show you how to shatter each rule, breaking it with confidence!

Up this week – color mixing.

Rule to break: Never wear black and brown together.