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2016 Summer Trends, Melvin Styles, 19ATL, what up!! I’m Celebrity Stylist and Creative Director Melvin Styles, your Fashion and Beauty connect for HotSpotATL.com. Each month you will be getting updates on what’s HOT and what’s NOT in the Fashion and Beauty industry. Summer 2016 is quickly approaching so ladies!! – knowing that this summer is gonna be hotter than hell and most of you won’t be wanting to wear much of anything, stay “cool” with these 2016 Summer fashion trends:

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Wipe the Salt Off Your Shoulder!!

Because the “Cold Shoulder” trend wont be going anywhere and I mean just that. You will see it in every form, every body shape and every fabric you can think of. Whether it be a flowey top, a maxi dress, or a tribal jumpsuit… Bare shoulders ARE IN this Summer 2016 and I absolutely love it!!

A woman’s neckline, her back and her shoulders are such sensual parts of the body and can exude just as much sex as a woman’s cleavage or a woman’s bum lol!! I am totally here for this trend!! Here’s some inspiration from my favorite boutique ShopO2G.

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Give Me Ruffles Darling!! 

I want lots and and lots of ruffles darling and I don’t mean ruffles potato chips!! First, Balmain with the Spring/Summer collection and then Beyonce wowed us in her Lemonade video with the Cavalli dress! Here are some of my favorite ruffled pieces for Spring 2016 courtesy of ShopO2G.

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Hey all you Gender Benders, I didn’t forget you…

Some of you ask what is Gender Bending? Gender Bending is a person who dresses and behaves in a way characteristic of the opposite sex, like Kanye when he’s bitching about making Taylor Swift famous or like Caitlyn Jenner who refuses to let Kris Jenner be the mother of the house lol …I’m kidding!!

Gender bending in fashion is more like these images here below.

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Don’t be afraid to get in touch with your femininity or your masculinity this Summer!!

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Men’s Fashion Feature: Keith Dixon, Premium Junk

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Men’s fashion has taken new heights over the past few years and clothing designer Keith Dixon, founder & CEO of Premium Junk has decided he’s not being left behind. Keith’s Urban euro spin on his designs are really standing out in not only the hip hop culture but have hit the major red carpets like the Oscars, I mean frankly he’s my new favorite menswear designer. Check out his bio and see some of his amazing pieces for yourself:

Premium Junk LLC. was founded in 2013. Keith Dixon started the company as an independent designer with a hobby and dream . He began his creating his vision when he traveled oversea to various countries in Europe and the Middle East. He realized that there was a fashion market that has never been development. Urban fashion which was heavily influenced by Hip Hop and the International fine men’s and women tailored clothing. All of Premium Junk Clothing is limited edition and final sale only which means not everyone can rock Premium Junk and not just anyone will get it.

It was Keith Dixon, born in Virginia Beach, Va. and raised in Philadelphia,Pa., who was inspired by the creativity of Pharell Williams the music icon and Nigo a Japanese fashion designer, music producer, and DJ. During his time in the U.S. Navy he was exposed to different cultures and different style that created his vision for starting a fashion clothing line. Premium Junk start as a custom clothing line for special clients who requested something unique and original. Celebrities such as Wes Saunders, Sevyn, DJ Babey Drew, Prince, Sammie and others are rocking Premium Junk because of it’s original style.

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Today, Premium Junk Clothing has a larger market and works with suppliers in the Middle East to get the best quality of fabrics and make imported men’s and women’s tailored clothing to clients all over the globe. Its impressive stable of designer labels for both men and boys continues to be the biggest area of growth and the trend for the future.

About Melvin Styles:

Melvin Styles is a Philadelphia native has always had a discerning eye for style and fashion. He started at age 16 working as a Creative Director for local designer Bobbi DaiiJour. Quickly noticed for his expensive and exquisite taste, he was then recruited by Saks Fifth Ave which prompted him to move to Atlanta, where he then pursued his own company, FabConnect, otherwise known as Fashion and Beauty Connect.
He currently resides in the Atlanta area as a freelance wardrobe stylist but travels frequently coast to coast to style your favorite celebs such as reality tv executive Mona Scott Young & Mimi Faust from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Rich Homie Quan, brands such as CNN, Access Hollywood and the list goes on! He is the “go to” stylist. He has also ventured out and opened his first flagship clothing store called “O2G” in the new hip and trendy area of East Atlanta Village.
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