Hair Chalking Tutorial: Perfect Pastel Locks for Spring

Posted 8 months ago by

Hair chalking is still super trendy these days, and so the Broke & Chic team decided to make a short and sweet tutorial on how to chalk your hair in pretty pastel colors for Spring!

Of course, you can chalk your hair in any colors you’d like, but pastel hair will make you stand out — every girl wants it. The best part: hair chalking isn’t permanent and it works on all types of hair: from straight to curly, and blonde to black.

If you’re still having trouble, watch our video!

1. Gather all your supplies

  • Soft pastels
  • Water bottle
  • Clips
  • Gloves
  • Comb
  • Blow dryer
  • Flat iron

2. Pick your colors

We decided on these pretty pastels. If your soft pastel set doesn’t have any pastel colors, chalk the hair with white first and then immediately after, go over it with a purple, red, blue or yellow.

3. Section off your hair

4. Spray with water and chalk

Spray a 1-inch thick strand with water. Then, grab the chalk color of your choice and rub the strand until it’s fully saturated.

5. Blow dry

Blow dry the strand for about 20 seconds.

6. Flat Iron

Flat iron the strand using the lowest setting. This dries and sets the chalk into your hair.

7. Section off top part of hair

Once you finish the top of the hair, section it off so you can focus on the bottom.

For more detailed instructions, watch our video below!

Final Look!

To remove the hair chalk, just shampoo!

Submit your hair chalking results to hey@brokeandchic.com and get featured!

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Shop Our Coachella Inspired Boutique — Great Buys under $60!

Posted 8 months ago by

Weekend two of Coachella is days away! If you’re not going to be there, you may be wishing you could be. If so, embrace the boho vibe of music festivals around the world and shop our Coachella inspired boutique. Everything is under $60!

You’ll find chic kimonos, unique sunnies, crop-tops, cut-out booties, and of course, floral crowns.

Happy shopping!

For more info on festival fashion, go here.

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Festival Fashion: What to Wear to Coachella

Posted 8 months ago by

Every year, thousands of people flock to the desert of California for Coachella — one of the largest music festivals in the United States. As usual, the headliners this year are INSANE! We have Lorde, CHVRCHES, Ellie Goulding, Haim, Lana Del Rey, Kate Nash, MGMT, Muse, Pharrell and The Knife just to name a few.

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Music isn’t the only reason people attend  Coachella though, the fashion scene at this festival rivals both New York and London Fashion Week. If you want to fit in at this boho-chic festival, you must dress to impress. Below are eight must-have pieces for Coachella and beyond.

1. Kimono

Desert weather is tricky. During the day it’s extremely hot, but the evening cools down quite a bit. Elevate your simple cami and denim combo by adding a kimono in a colorful print when it gets a bit chilly.

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$15.80 via Forever 21

2. Overalls

Wear a pair of overalls with a colorful crop-top or oversized striped tee. We’re loving this look from Necessary Clothing!

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$39.99

3. Crochet Dress

Short or long, you’re going to need a 70’s inspired white dress that’s detailed with crochet. Pair it with a kimono and you’ll be on-point for sure!

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$49.99 via Necessary Clothing

4. Teller Pants

These gypsy-esq pants are oversized, light, and breezy. Pair with a fitted white cami or a crop-top. We’re obsessed with the teller pants at RVCA.

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$38.00 via RVCA

5. Wide-Brimmed Hat

Since you’ll be outside for hours on end, you’re going to need as much protection from the sun as you can get. That includes sunscreen, sun glasses, and a wide-brimmed hat.

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$39.00 via Urban Outfitters

6. Flower Headpiece

No music festival is complete without a headpiece adorned with flowers! The floral headbands from GlitterBuzzStyle are only $10.00.

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7. Cut-out Boots

These boots are extremely comfortable and the cut-out makes them breathable. Perfect for hi-temps and lots of walking.

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$59.80 via Forever 21

8. Unique Sunnies

Skip your basic sunnies and go for something unique: fun shapes, mirrored lenses…whatever floats your boat.

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$16.00 via Urban Outfitters

For more Coachella fashion and trends, shop the Broke & Chic Coachella Boutique below!

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Steal Her Look: Ireland Baldwin’s Patriotic Coachella Look

Posted 2 years ago by

Personally, I enjoy the fashion at Coachella even more than the “Holy Grail” of fashion industry events…Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. But why is Coachella so special? The price of your outfit is irrelevant.

At Fashion Week it’s all about what designer you’re wearing, how high your heels are and the number on the scale. At Coachella, it’s all about flowy skirts, floral headbands, bold sunglasses and good music…enough said.

Daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, Ireland Baldwin

We’re currently coveting the patriotic look that Ireland Baldwin rocked the other day. Instead of going with the traditional “flower power” look, she went all red, white and blue. Get the look for less below!

What do you think of Ireland’s outfit? Let us know in the comments below.

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Coachella Fashion – Your Guide to 2013 Styles and Trends

Posted 2 years ago by

Coachella is only 16 days away! I personally get a lot of my style inspiration from street style photos snapped at the famed music festival; I just love the modern bohemian look!

If you’re heading to Coachella for the first time this year, think twice about your attire. Here are some suggestions for how to dress (and stay fashionable) for the temperamental SoCal weather:

1. Layer it on

When the sun goes down in the desert, temperatures drop. Be prepared for any weather by layering your wardrobe. Make the practical look chic by mismatching textures, patterns, and colors.

This trucker jacket from Levi’s is a classic. Its lightweight cotton material makes it perfect for layering. We like it in the light destructed finish paired with a flowy dress or over a plain white t-shirt with a pair of colorful shorts.

2. Don’t be afraid of color

Add contrast to the desert hues by throwing a pop of color in your outfit. This season, we like bold-but-beachy colors, like turquoise, coral and mint.

Have your boyfriend join in as well! These men’s 511 slim fit commuter shorts in oil blue from are the perfect way to brighten up his outfit.

For yourself, you can’t go wrong with a Gap T-shirt. The women’s colorblock slub baseball version is extra soft and slouchy, perfect for ultimate comfort and style. Pair the fire coral-colored shirt with cutoff denim shorts and comfy boots for a chic casual look.

Add an unexpected pop of color to your outfit with these Marc by Marc Jacobs retro aviator sunglasses in turquoise. The brown and blue hues pair perfectly with any getup.

 

3. Maximize comfort

When picking an outfit, don’t forget that you’ll be standing for most of the day. Opting for flowy, lose fabrics and flat shoes are great ways to look stylish while staying cool and comfy.


A white button-up would work perfectly with a pair of denim shorts, a black tank and a fun necklace. Opt for a comfy worn-in version of a button-up instead of a slim fit. We really like this lived-in wash pocket shirt.

If you’re more on the girly side, wear a maxi dress instead of shorts. This Free People maxi dress is perfect for warm days and cool nights and the flowy fabric gives you plenty of room for movement.

For you feet, you could always go with a classic sandal but we definitely recommend a boot. This pair from Seychelles are simple yet fun. They’re comfy enough to dance in and they’ll protect your feet from the harsh sun.

And remember, no music festival is complete without a flower headband! Either make one yourself by following this tutorial or purchase one here.

For more about traveling to Greater Palm Springs, and to enter to win a luxurious two-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, go here

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What They Wore: Coachella Fashion 2012

Posted 3 years ago by

California’s famed music festival Coachella just finished weekend one and is just a few days shy of the finale weekend!  Every year, Coachella has 100+ performers from all genres play for three days under the hot desert sun.

With on-site camping and star studded events one can never be over or under dressed. Take a sneak peek at some of the wonderful fashion that plagues this music festival every year! Hint: There was a cowboy meets hippie vibe this year.

 Keep Coachella alive all year round by wearing high-waisted shorts, minidresses, floral prints, feathers, cropped tanks, floppy hats, unique footwear, fringe, maxi skirts and of course, cowboy boots!

What do you think of this famous music festivals “desert” style? Let Broke & Chic know in the comments below.  

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