Fashion Tip Friday

  • #FashionTipFriday (6/2/2017)

     

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    Layering multiple necklaces for a statement look!

    Good news MODE gals… it’s easy to layer multiple necklaces these days because almost anything goes!

    Whether it’s dainty pieces, long necklaces, chokers or a large statement necklace, you can have a polished look with the fun accessory trends of mixing two or more necklaces.

    And another exciting trend is you can mix & match your metals, so it allows you to be creative & unique when picking out your pieces. You can try two large beaded necklaces for one look or five dainty charmed necklaces for a different look. The sky is the limit (or I guess your neck).

    To make it easy for layering your pieces… start with the focal point piece such as the black leather choker on the hot pink cami mannequin or the large sparkly jewel pendant necklace on the coral cami. Then using varying lengths of necklaces, layer around the focal point with pieces that complement the focal piece. And you’re done! It’s that easy!

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  • #FashionTipFriday (5/5/2017)

    How to ROCK the NEON!

    Cheer up your SUMMER STYLING with BRIGHTNESS & CHEERFULNESS layering neon colors day and night.

    If you love the neon, but not sure you want to be SO bold, start with little neon accessories for small pops of bright color and wear with a neutral shirt and your favorite casual or dressy bottoms.

    Or if you are feeling a little BOLDER… wear a fun neon cami or tank under a neutral blazer or cardigan and have peek-a-boo color showing. Then layer on the right amount of statement accessories with your “safer colors” to compliment the overall look!

    BUT, if you WANT TO BE BOLD and ROCK THE NEON… start with a neon cami and layer over a neon tank in another color that compliments each other. Wear your favorite denim distressed jeans, or black shorts, or black pencil skirt and top off with a statement neon necklace, rings and bracelets.

    So, be BOLD & CHEERY and rock that neon day to night!

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    Rock the Neon

  • #FashionTipFriday (4/7/2017)

    Spring has sprung, the weather not as fast.  Don’t put away your scarves yet, there are more than the standard ways to wear them such as this, the light weight, long sleeve cover-up.  This is an easy way to keep your arms covered in the cool breeze or even from day to night wear for an easy layering piece essential!

    1. Simply open up the scarf completely,
    2. Tie the shorter side corners together on each side, around the width of your wrist comfortably.
    3. Then slide your arms through the “sleeves” & voila! You have the perfect, easy, breezy layering piece.

    Also, don’t be afraid to mix up patterns & colors!

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  • #FashionTipFriday (3/3/2017)

    Happy Fashion Tip Friday! March is HERE and so is the Mania!

    Running from one place to the next? Wanting to support your team while looking fabulous and feminine? Start with the basics! Layer up and show off the accent pieces. Start with one main spirit color, add on a layering piece (either a neutral or matching team color), and add on a fun statement necklace or bracelet to create a chic, effortless look! Give a little scrunch cuff to your jeans or layering piece for a little more added chic texture. Add your favorite sneakers or booties to complete the look and you’re complete!

    Score all the deals when you shop at MODE. Get Your MODE On!

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  • #FashionTipFriday (2/3/2017)

    Happy Fashion Tip Friday MODE gals! Welcome to February, the month of love!

    Speaking of love… do you love your skinny jeans paired with your booties? I know we do since we are the Home of the $40 Designer Jean! There are so many ways to cuff your denim for the perfect cuffed fashionable look. But sometimes, your jeans are just a bit too long for the single roll/ fold over cuff look (especially us shorter gals). So, if you want the look of the single roll cuff, watch the video below and “Get Your MODE On!”

     

  • #FashionTipFriday (1/6/2017)

    Oh la la, Mother Nature has sent a chilly winter so far!  We are cold weather women at MODE as we were founded in Fargo, ND!  Today we have some great tips and reminders for dressing warmly when it’s bitter cold out!

    1. Your mom was always right, don’t forget your hat and mittens and scarf!  Body heat escapes quickly from our head and our neck also holds a lot of body heat!  Wrap up your neck and find a cute hat.  There are many great options out there that won’t mess with your cute hair!  Don’t let those hands get frozen either, get some cute mittens and grab a coffee while you are at it – we always believe that coffee helps!
    2. Get a coat appropriate for your climate! Unfortunately, many of the fashion coats are not made for the colder temperatures that many parts of our country see.  Look for something that has a durable lining and heavy layers, or go for one of the great puffer or ski jackets that has layers to lock the heat in.  Shoot for a black or brown option, this way you can always change up your look with scarves, hats and mittens to give it a new twist!
    3. Love your dresses, but don’t want to freeze? Add leggings or heavy tights and a pair of boots to your favorite dress.  Not only will you have a new look you will be cozy warm in your new style.  Want to add more warmth, layer a slip under your skirt or dress.
    4. Don’t be a shoe snob in the ice or snow. We mean that in the nicest way possible, but don’t be putting yourself, your feet and your toes at risk this time of year!  Opt for a great pair of winter boots and put those cute shoes in a bag to wear at your final destination.  Don’t be a winter extreme sport enthusiast in your stilettos on ice, a great pair of winter boots will get you much further and with less worries!  We promise!

    When all else fails, snuggle up in your favorite winter sweater, a great pair of jeans and a cup of delicious coffee!  Let the weather do what it wants and take this time to hibernate and rejuvenate as we begin another amazing year in our world!

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  • #FashionTipFriday (12/30/2016)

    It’s the final week of 2016 and we’ve given you tips, tricks and ideas from head to toe this year!  We hope you have enjoyed our Fashion Tip Friday posts this year and we want to leave you with five good to know tips as we enter into 2017!

    1. Fancy up one of those cute and popular puffer vests by adding a fun thin belt. Cinch at the waist and you have a new look.
    2. Use window cleaner to bring back the glossy look on patent leather shoes. Give it a light spritz and wipe it dry!
    3. Think your bra may be too tight? Try putting two fingers under the bra band, if you cannot do so, it’s definitely too tight for you!
    4. Have a hot glue gun lying around? Use this handy tool when you are in need of a last minute hem on your pants!
    5. Take some time after ironing! Wearing your clothing immediately after ironing can cause more wrinkles.  Let your items hang for 5-10 minutes to let your work settle in.

    Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year from all of us at MODE!

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  • #FashionTipFriday (12/23/2016)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The gifts may be purchased, they may be wrapped, the Christmas goose (do people still have a Christmas goose?!) is on the table and the holidays are in full swing. We’ve shared tips on traveling in style, packing in style, what to wear to the party and even how to clean up that mess you may make. Now we want to get to the best one of the year! Are you ready for it, gals? Ready for the one that will make every gal on the planet look like a million bucks? Here it is…Kindness!

    Before you go and say, “hey – I want to know what to pair with my blanket scarf or what jeans go with what boots,” let’s talk this out. For many, 2016 has been THE year of change, heartache or even complete joy. The one thing we can offer others to others and wear confidently, is complete and total kindness. It’s the cream cheese frosting on the cake, it’s the accessory that goes perfectly well with any look and it’s the one size fits all (OSFA!) fashion statement. It’s the gift that keeps on giving (besides jelly of the month!) and it’s the thing we all truly need, not just this time of year, but all year long. As we get our minds and our hearts wrapped up with buying the gifts, looking our best, donating money, making money, imagine the impact that the gift, the donation, our looks and our salary will have if it is backed by kindness to others. As we reflect on all things that we as fashionistas love, let kindness rise to the top of our list and guide us in not only our fashion decisions, but our life decisions this year.

    Kindness is always fashionable.

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  • #FashionTipFriday (12/16/2016)

    If you are like the over 90 million individuals traveling this holiday season, you are not alone in the packing and traveling struggles.  What to pack, what to wear while traveling and how to do it in a stress free and manageable fashion can be a huge task.  We’ve come up with some wise ways to get packing and travel in comfort and style this season.

    1. Pack as light as possible, the last thing you need is to feel overwhelmed by multiple heavy bags of unnecessary items. Before you say, “But what is technically unnecessary” think through your travel plans and make a list.  Nail down what you will be wearing, make a list and stick to that when packing.  Leave the decision back home and bring one outfit per day/event.
    2. Roll it! The best way to create extra room in those bags is to roll your items to maximize packing space.  This can often help with wrinkled clothing as you can tight roll some items which will give them less option for heavy squishing in the pile.
    3. Reuse some items! Heavy sweaters and outwear can really bog you down.  Think through some items to see what you are going to need.  Create outfits with layers or scarves so you can go with one cardigan but wear it a number of ways to create different looks if your packing options are very limited.
    4. Don’t forget the comfies! Ladies, we do a lot of cooking, backing, movie watching and coffee drinking at our house, so be sure to pack those comfy clothes so you can snuggle in when the time comes to relax and take in some holiday fun.  If you are unable to do so this time of year, make that comfy environment for yourself at night and snuggle in.

    Be sure to pack whatever it is that makes you happy this season and enjoy every minute of your travels, wherever life takes you this season!

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  • #FashionTipFriday (12/9/2016)

    Holiday parties are in full swing and so are your amazing holiday party outfits!  We know the careful selection and planning that goes into the perfect party look and ladies, we do not want you risking anything this season on your look.  That’s why we have gathered a few tips for some easy fixes to some common stains we see at parties.  Keep this list handy if you end up running into a stain this season.

    Barbeque sauce and Chocolate:  We can’t say no to the mini meatballs or mini sausages cooked in a delicious barbeque sauce mixture and don’t even get us started on our love for chocolate!  As soon as you spot the stain, clean up any excess sauce, working from the back of the garment or stain, flush with cold water.  If you are near a washing machine, pre-treat with a liquid laundry detergent and let it sit for a few minutes.  Rinse the stain well and continue as needed until you have removed most of the stain.  If the stain still remains, pre-treat with a stain remover and toss in the laundry.  If stain remains, continue the process before drying.

    Red Wine: Cheers to a glass of vino or red colored cocktail, but tears for the stains they can leave.  If you have a spill of this drink, first and foremost, dab the stain with a paper towel or towel to absorb as much liquid as possible.  DO NOT rub it.  Our favorite option is to add salt to the stain by spreading it liberally over the stain, let it dry and wash with cold water.  This also works for stains on a rug or upholstery if needed.

    Coffee: we do a lot of cuddling up with this warm favorite this season!  If you accidentally dribble a bit on you, soak up the remaining liquid with a napkin or paper towel, rinse the stain with cold water for 3-5 minutes.  Find some dishwashing liquid or hand soap and lightly blot the stain with the liquid and let dry for a bit before washing.

    Dry clean only items: Be careful with your delicate and unfortunately you may have to wait out the stain on some of these items.  Blotting will be your best bet as other options involving water, soap or other additives could harm the fabrics on these items.

    As with all clothing or upholstery, be sure to follow any directions on the tags or cleaning recommendations listed on the items before experimenting with any other options.

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