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Go for the Gold in Olympics Fashion

The Olympics is the one event in which the entire world participates. It is a time when we come together to celebrate our cultures, our similarities, and even our differences. We marvel at the athletic endeavors of people from our own and other countries.

This year the Olympic stage is London, England. There is no better stage than this for our most treasured universal athletic competition. London is truly a global city as a center of finance, commerce, arts, media and culture. Of course, it is also a fashion capitol…something we can sincerely appreciate as we are on the hunt for Olympics fashion!

This Olympic stage includes something for everyone. History buffs will be enraptured by the colorful stories of London’s past. Royal watchers will be delighted watching Kate, William, Harry and all of their favorite Royals in their preferred event seating around town. Fashionistas will note what the Royals are wearing in hopes of spotting Kate’s latest trend (the THRILL of victory) or catching one of the two princesses (Beatrice or Eugenie) in some elaborate, if potentially unattractive, fascinator or unusual ensemble (the agony ofdefeat?). Sports fans will find glory in weeks of unparalleled athletic competition on the world’s stage.

(Oh, and the little girls in all of us will revel in the gymnastics! And the women world-wide will be engrossed in the swimming…men’s swimming, in particular….for the thrill of the…sport, oh yes, that’s it…the sport!)

The Olympics emerse us in another country for two weeks worth of intensive study. We are enthralled by Opening Ceremonies that literally take our breath away. The creators of these ceremonies focus on telling their country’s unique story in glorious productions. We get a taste of their history, arts, culture and even fashion. Looking back we see (exemplified above) fashion styles inspired by former Olympic host cities. Global fashion…how styles vary from cities such as Barcelona, Sydney, Athens and Beijing. A little flavor of these cities this summer move you a little closer to gaining an Olympic style and fervor for the games!

Speaking of fervor…U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A! While we may appreciate the wonders of London, we may respect the cultures and efforts of competitors from other countries the bottom line is we’re all big hearted Americans looking to bring home the Gold to the good, old US of A! Now’s the perfect time to indulge in a little flag-inspired Olympics fashion! No, those lips are NOT on a t-shirt…they are a temporary tattoo (Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos – Flags) lasting from 4-8 hours. Move over face painters there’s a new game in town (and, although riveting, also kind of, a little…interesting…ah yes, it is that…)! Stand up for America – love the legs in Rockstar American Flag Print Denim Shorts, so cool – Pretty Polly USA Flag tights, or show them off with Liberty Platform wedge heels! Casual supporters might prefer Old Navy 2012′ Flag Tanks (red), Women’s Team USA® Raglan Tees, Ralph Lauren Team USA Olympic Tank (Lauren may be the biggest Olympic style supporter with an entire catalog of USA Olympic offerings). Olympic style is incomplete without accessories ~ wallet or Cross-Body Bucket Bag.


 
John Williams noted “the Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that’s wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us.” Whatever Olympic style, team, sport, or country you favor ~ take time to revel in the small moments of inspiration only the Olympic stage can provide!

Styles of the past~ Top from left: TT Collection Layla Cap Ferrat Silk Top TT Collection (yellow), Trina Turk Camelia (yellow multi), Aztec Beaded Front Silk Tank by Creative Commune (multi in center), Hive & Honey Tribal Embroidered Cami (tan w/drop necklace), Sleeveless Print Top by T-Bags (right top), Center row from left: Indah Beyti Long Ruffle Dress (pink dress), INC International Concepts Petite One-Shoulder Tribal-Print top (red), Jen's Pirate Booty Maharaji Poncho (white, blue accent design), Jen's Pirate Booty Bowie Top (purple), Club Monaco Samantha Earrings, Charming Life Asian Art Glass Cube Earrings (Chinese writing), Angelina D'Andrea Gold Jade Chinese Character Pendant, Sabine Ikat Embellished Tank (black), My Soul Slip (black dress), Color Block Stripe Knit (dress far right). Bottom row from left: Cross Over Knit Top by Tinley Road, BCBGeneration One Shoulder Tiered Top (orange stripe), River Island Limited Edition Printed Dress (shades of blue and green), And We're Scrolling Dress (black, gold, white).

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