It's the little details that make any outfit stand out. If you're looking for something to jazz up your current wardrobe, look for a piece that has a unique detail. Why not try tie tops? What used to be relegated as a summer-only piece has been given new iterations and are now chicer and sleeker than ever. Need proof? Check out the photos from our Community below.
The highs and lows of being 'hi-tech'
It has been recently reported that Google is joining the tech-crossing-over-to-fashion trend with a new feature called Style Match. The feature allows Android users to use both the Google Lens app, as well as the site's search engine, to pinpoint and then buy apparel and objects in real time. The feature can also be used to use an Android phone's camera to immediately understand what an object is.
But while we can say goodbye to overly descriptive Google search terms with this point-and-search/buy feature, it still raises major questions when it comes to practicality and privacy.
First, if you want to purchase something you found in-store, wouldn't it be easier to take it to the counter and pay for it right then and there than using the Style Match feature to look it up and purchase it? Sure, it would come in handy if you saw the product in a catalogue but in this day and age, how is it any different from online shopping?
Another instance is that seeing someone wearing a piece that you are interested in. Using the feature to find out where you can buy the fancy shoes they're wearing can be useful, only if they are standing still and if you can do so discreetly. Otherwise, we believe it would be easier to just ask them where they got the item, don't you think?
Lastly, innovation involving artificial intelligence and the usage of monitoring features like camera access has proven to cause a major privacy issue recently. From face recognition to fingerprint and retina scanning, these may all seem cool and 'once upon a time in movies' advancements, but at the end of the day, it makes it easier to harvest this very sensitive personal information. Who would forget the recent Facebook privacy fiasco, right?
Convenience has a price and we are already living in a world where we are reaping technology's innovations. But with it bordering on the littlest details of our lifestyle, especially considering that this is where the beauty and fashion industries are headed, are we sure we want to test its maximum capabilities?
Next, here are our thoughts on beauty brands that are currently joining the tech wave.
A sea of greens
One way to free yourself momentarily from the hustle and bustle of city life is to embrace your love for nature. The greens from the trees and the soft breeze in contrast to the warm weather can definitely ease the senses. Plus, it also makes for a good backdrop for your stunning OOTDs. We're taking a cue from the Community!