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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tuesday's Trendy Tip - Shorts To Flatter Every Body

Well, we are halfway through summer time and just as it happens every year, there comes a point where it is just too hot to say "I don't wear shorts".  The time has come to give in...but don't worry, we are here to help you find shorts to flatter your figure - and they are all 30% off right now!!

Charter Club - sz. 4
Shorts that have low pockets tend to draw the eye downward, so if you are trying to hide a bit of a belly, test out a similar style.

Bebe - sz. 00
Any bottom that flares out and causes a bell-like effect will add some curves to an otherwise straight figure. The peplum waist on these satin shorts definitely do the trick.

J. Crew - sz. 2
If you have curvy hips, diagonally cut pockets will help slim and balance this area. Putting on a fancy top will draw the eye up and away.

Courtenay - sz. 8

To slim fuller thighs, look for enlongating pinstripes.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tuesday's Trendy Tip: How to Wear Red

        Although everyone has an idea of which colors and shades clash with their complexion, hair, and eye colors, one of the most misunderstood colors is red. With an attention-grabbing color like this, it is crucial to choose the right shade for you. The wrong tone can accentuate skin blemishes or make you look sick.  Luckily, Renewal is here to help you determine which shade of red is right for YOU.

Here's a pantone chart to help find the right shade:

    Picking the right tone is heavily influenced by your hair and eye colors.
               - Women with dark brown or black hair, dark eyes, and an olive complexion look best in strong, dark reds. Stay away from reds with orange undertones. [Brick Red or Ladybug Red]
               - If you have dark brown or black hair with lighter eyes (blue, green), try a bright red. It is the perfect medium between your dark hair and your light complexion. [Cherry Red or Lobster Red]
               - Redhead women with lighter complexions should go for reds with orange undertones. Blue-based reds will wash you out and make your red hair appear orange. [Pepperoni Red or Tomato Red]
                - Ladies with light blonde hair and light eyes should try a pale red with a blue undertone. Try and avoid shades too close to orange. [Rose Red or Beet Red]
                - Women with dark blonde or light brown hair look good wearing reds that are less vibrant and more muted. [Radish Red or  Velvet Red]
                - Ladies with ash blonde or grey hair look best in blue-based tones. Try deep reds with a purple tone. [Pomegranate Red or Chili Pepper Red]

Friday, July 13, 2012

Feel Fresh Friday: Color Pop

Although summer generally calls for bright colors and bold prints, there is still a time and place that requires a more chic and professional look. Neutrals are perfect for accomplishing this, but can be dull day after day. Try mixing differnt shades of neutrals with a pop of color. The color is just enough to brighten up the outfit and still keep it chic. Here are some of Renewal's items to help you take this trend to your closet.

                 Tank: Free People, sz. Med;  Capris: Theory, sz. Sm;  Heels: Ann Marino, sz. 9

                   Romper: B.C.B.G, sz. 0; Sweater: Free People, sz. Sm; Wedges: Enzo Angiolini, sz.7

Blouse: 213, sz. Sm; Jeans: Mossimo, sz. 4;  Wedges: American Eagle, sz.7; Purse: Eric Javitz

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday's Trendy Tip: How To Shop A Sale

When a huge "SALE" sign outside a store catches your eye, do you feel overwhelmed after walking in?
No need to be! At Renewal, we can help you hone your shopping skills to maximize each purchase, whether it be at our store or across the mall. Here are some tips to help you become a smart shopper and take full advantage of every sale.

Even though you don't want to think about sweaters in July, shopping in the off-season can bring great rewards. Some off-season sales can be up to 70% off.
Shopping right at the end of the season gives you a good selection and even better prices. You can also still wear these pieces once you buy them!

Always look for classic items such as a pencil skirt or a plain tee. A timeless look will get more wear than the most current styles. 

Often times you can put together an outfit from the sale rack. If you like the pieces together, chances are you have other things in your closet that you will be able to mix and match them with.

A sale is the best place to find excellent deals on designer clothing, like this Max Azaria sweater dress, which sells for hundreds of dollars in department stores.
Another huge tip is checking to see what you can wear multiple ways. A tank top is a staple as it can go under anything or be worn alone. Throw tights on underneath a skirt and you have a year round outfit. A solid color knit dress can be worn casually or dressed up for a night out.

Hurry in to Renewal today to scoop up great deals from our $5 racks and learn about our tremendous weekly sales!