All posts tagged: retro

Vinyl Revival: Return of the Record Player

When was the last time you bought a CD? After the advent of streaming programs like Spotify.com or Pandora.com, can you even remember the last time you downloaded an album? It’s no secret CD sales have been steadily declining, even long before people started downloading or streaming music, and it doesn’t look like things are going to get any better for the compact disc industry. Digital ownership has quickly become the norm for music lovers. However, there’s one market slowly (very slowly) creeping back with rising sales. And it’s nothing new to consider. Much like your parents and their parents before them, if one wanted to own high quality music, you got a record player and you got some records for it. While still much of a niche market, and likely to continue to be one for the time being, there is something not only retro or vintage about vinyls, but also very special about listening to music from one. Nowadays, listening to music isn’t much of an experience; you don’t even have to buy …

All About Sunglasses

With sunglasses more likely on the forefront of the list of the top 10 must have accessories for the next two seasons, YHM has curated a list of the best sunglass styles of 2014! Whether the fashionable retro cat-eye, rockin’ aviators, grungy round eye lenses, or any of the other popular styles, sunglasses are most importantly used to protect your eyes from harmful sun rays. However, we can all admit that they are the hottest accessory to have right now. Below are some of the most stylish shades out that will complete your fashion looks, while also blocking the piercing sunlight. One can never go wrong with all black cat eye sunglasses. These are sexy and super stylish. You can try wearing these with just about anything you have in your closet. Now, these are super cute! If you are headed to a festival or outdoor concert, these are definitely the perfect choice. When we saw these glasses, we automatically think of the word hipster! You can try these cool Wayfarer sun glasses with the brown tinted …

Leather is the New Denim

LEATHER. This is no longer a trend reserved for the bikers. Add a leather trim to your everyday look or go all out by sporting an entire leather ensemble! This black leather camisole dress will take your look from classy to sassy. To add an edgy touch, pair this outfit with a leather snapback with white embroidery. For an urban yet trendy twist, wear your cap to the back. To dress up your outfit, add these sexy khaki swede lace up booties with leather trimming. And of course every fashionista needs her matching accessories. Finish off your look with this silver studded rhinestone bracelet. Now you’re ready to go out on the town in your bad to the bone outfit. But don’t forget, if anyone asks where you got your awesome new look, be sure to mention your favorite magazine! By Lisa Green

Four Seasons, One Fashion World

Different realms of fashion inspire different kinds of people. For Humber College student Aziza Brown, her inspiration comes from a diverse world of fashion in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. “Living in Toronto, all fashion and all styles are around me, especially on Queen Street, downtown Toronto. I see punk rockers’ style in their all black gothic wardrobe, the hipsters with their plaid and vans shoes, the Harajuku barbies, the experimenters with their mix-and-match colors, the trend followers, and everyone else you can think of,” Brown mentioned. But in the midst of all these styles, I feel right at home. According to Brown, the fashionable and the unique are only expressing their character through their wardrobe, and style, and so is she. Therefore, all styles must be respected, no matter how bizarre they may be. This twenty-year-old speaks further to YHM about her other fashion inspirations. YHM: What styles attract/inspire you the most? AZ: The styles that attract and inspire me the most are the “all black” fashion, hipsters/retro style and the 80s/90s are my biggest …

Full-y Transitioned

With fall fast approaching, we’re all kindly reminded of the change of season, weather, and of course the exchange of summer for autumn wardrobes. This year, transition perfectly by taking on one of the season’s greatest new trends: the full skirt. Perfect for the office, a date, or dinner with the girls, this retro take on the most recently popular high-waisted version, the fuller-skirt style of this ladylike piece can be one of your most prized fashion possessions. Here’s a look at some of our favorite options! This fabulous style feature is equally complimentary in dress form! So transition from season to season with pure elegance by embracing this trend that is sure to turn heads. By Logan Sykes

Here Comes the Sun

While the sunshine is known to make an appearance throughout each of the seasons, summer has always been the staple period to rock your most stylish pair of sunnies. The styles have only gotten more and more bold since Memorial Day and we’re here to let you know that any boundary that may have existed before? Gone. Sunglasses have evolved into a little piece of personal artwork for the wearer, from floral prints to accents and tints that haven’t been seen since the Nixon Administration. So please excuse our eagerness when we suggest you follow this read with a trip to your nearest boutique or online shop. These styles are not to be passed up! Let’s start things off with a perfectly versatile pair of shades that can’t help but be noticed. Combining girlish style with cat-eye frames? Like we said, perfection. Now, with the eyes being the windows to the soul and all, why not try a pair that screams expression and a little mystique? While there may be little difficulty in peering into …