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7 Influencers Who Rock Preloved Fashion

Carmen Lopez

(in photo Carmen Lopez @cravingcurrent preloved fashion guru) Preloved fashion is quickly moving from niche to norm, thanks to the work of high-en...

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12 Gorgeous Fall Fashion Trends 2022 (That You’ll Actually Wear)

Carmen Lopez

Fall 2022 is all about dopamine dressing – aka wearing clothes that make you happy. In a post-lockdown world, where we were cooped up inside, fash...

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22 Outfits for 2022 that are the Perfect Amount of Extra

Carmen Lopez

Everyone has been talking recently about minimalism and capsule wardrobes, praising the more simplistic, classy, and timeless style. But… sometime...

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How to Modernize Y2K Trends for 2022

Carmen Lopez

The beauty of the fashion industry is that trends are always cycling. What was cool twenty years ago and has since fallen to the back of your clos...

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DIY Season Color Analysis: Are You a Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall?

Carmen Lopez

Which colors look best on you? Which colors accentuate your natural, gorgeous beauty? Figuring out your color “season” will help you find colors t...

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7 Easy Tips to Sell Used Clothes Online

Carmen Lopez

You’ve taken time to declutter your house and clean out your closet—but what now? Throwing out your clothes means sending them to a landfill and c...

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7 Trends in Sustainable Fashion 2022

Carmen Lopez

Sustainability is finding its footing in the fashion world, a hot trend that’s quickly becoming a new way of living and shopping. A few designers,...

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Why Do Fashion Trends Come Back?

Carmen Lopez

“I can’t believe butterfly hair clips and neon scrunchies are back in style!” “I used to wear flare jeans in the ‘70s!” “I never thought I’d see C...

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Answering All Your Questions About Consignment Shopping

Carmen Lopez

Consignment is a different way of shopping than many women are used to, but it’s becoming increasingly popular, particularly with the increasing m...

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What to Wear to a Spring Wedding in 2022

Carmen Lopez

Spring weddings are full of promise, beauty, love, and fun – but deciding what to wear as a guest can feel daunting. Weddings are the perfect plac...

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Florals, Pastels, and Prints, Oh My! Spring 2022 Patterns

Carmen Lopez

Patterns and pastels are stepping into the spotlight to transport us out of our winter blues and into a chic, vibrant spring 2022. From classic p...

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Recycling Fashion for a Better Future

Carmen Lopez

You’ve been doing some spring cleaning and you’re ready to say goodbye to some of your old closet cast-offs that you haven’t worn in a while. But ...

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How to Accessorize for Spring 2022

Carmen Lopez

Spring 2022 is all about Y2K fashion paired with traditional and sophisticated looks, especially when it comes to accessories. We’re seeing everyt...

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The Ultimate Guide to All Things Women’s Denim

Carmen Lopez

It’s jeans season! Well, isn’t every season jeans season? Denim jeans are the single most important staple in everyone’s closet. A good pair of je...

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French Girl Style: An Ultimate Guide

Carmen Lopez

Coco Chanel said that simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance. There is something about French girl style that makes all of us want to emul...

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Spring Fashion Trends You Already Have In Your Closet

Carmen Lopez

We love being fashionable, trendy, and in-season…But we don’t love blowing our budgets or generating lots of waste with fast fashion. At Current Bo...

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Closet Spring Cleaning Tips for After You’ve Sorted Your Clothes

Carmen Lopez

Spring is such a beautiful, rejuvenating time of year with the warm weather, the flowers, the rain showers – and the urge to purge! I absolutely l...

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10 Smart Reasons to Shop Secondhand

Carmen Lopez

Are you interested in shopping secondhand or consignment fashion but not sure if it’s something you’ll like? Or maybe you’ve been hearing a lo...

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9 Go-To Outfits When You “Have Nothing to Wear”

Carmen Lopez

Need some outfit inspiration? Feeling a little stagnant in your fashion routine? We got you! In this article, we’re giving you nine easy go-to out...

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Fashion Is the Self-Care You Need In 2022

Carmen Lopez

Fashion. Is. Self-care. Scream it from the rooftops, whisper it in your dog’s ear, write it in a journal. Do whatever you need to do to internaliz...

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Winter Fashion Trends to Look Cool and Stay Warm

Carmen Lopez

Winter is one of the most challenging times to stay fashion-forward, since we also have to prioritize warmth and comfort. Plus, with all of the ch...

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9 Wonderful Winter Trends

Carmen Lopez

Versatile and adaptable clothing pieces are the hottest (or should we say “chilliest”) winter trends. Fashion designers are focusing on looks that ...

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How to Buy Sustainable Outerwear That Will Last for Years

Carmen Lopez

A winter coat is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make for your closet. A jacket needs to keep you warm and safe from the elements...

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Why We Love and Hate Micro-Trends

Carmen Lopez

The rise of Tik Tok has introduced an influx of micro-trends in fashion, technology, entertainment, and more. Micro-trends are specific trends tha...

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What’s the Difference Between a Thrift Shop and a Consignment Store?

Carmen Lopez

If you’re like a lot of people who have been impacted by COVID and you’re looking to clean out your closet, make extra cash, and buy new clothing ...

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How to Compliment Yourself and Other Women

Carmen Lopez

One of our missions at Current Boutique is to empower women in their personal and professional lives. We want women to feel beautiful on the inside...

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Your Ultimate Guide to Stunning and Sustainable Bathing Suits

Carmen Lopez

Let’s get ready for a gorgeous and fun summer! Although we don’t resell bikinis unless they are "new with tags" at Current Boutique, we still want...

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How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Look Prettier

Carmen Lopez

Do you want to improve your mental state, be happier, and look prettier by the end of this week? I'm here to spill the tea about how positive self...

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Why Retro Fashion is the New Modern

Carmen Lopez

  The past few years have seen a major resurgence of 1900s fashion styles and, now in 2021 “retro” fashion is modern fashion. It’s no longer that ...

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Trendy & Timeless Accessories for Summer 2021

Carmen Lopez

Summer is approaching, which means it’s time to break out the warm-weather wardrobe. As you’re spring-cleaning your closet and shaking off the col...

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The Ultimate Personal Style Quiz To Rock Your Wardrobe

Carmen Lopez

This is the only personal style quiz you’ll ever need! What’s YOUR personal style? How many times have you walked into your closet and thought, “U...

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How To Look Stunning In A Video Call

Carmen Lopez

Want to look your best in every online conference you have? In this guide, we’re giving you the top 11 tips to look your best in an online video ca...

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Look Good, Feel Great: The Psychology Of Clothing

Carmen Lopez

What you wear is a message to others and to yourself about who you are. The “psychology of clothing” tells us that there’s more than meets the eye...

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15 Work Wardrobe Essentials For Every Boss-Lady

Carmen Lopez

You’ve heard it before: Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. I’d like to add: Dress for the woman you want to be, not the woman other...

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9 Amazing Ways to Style a Blazer

Carmen Lopez

Blazers are one of my favorite wardrobe staples because they’re stunningly versatile and elegant. A blazer can easily dress up a casual outfit or ...

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Movies for Fashion Lovers: 21 Must-Watch Titles

Carmen Lopez

Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 We’re obsessed with fashion, so we’re always on the hunt for the best fashion finds, both in consignment...

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How to Wear Athleisure and Still Look Chic: 10 Comfy Looks

Carmen Lopez

Athleisure has been taking the fashion world by the storm (or pandemic!). If there is anything that athleisure style has taught us, it’s that comf...

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The 5 Best Websites to Sell Designer Clothes Online

Carmen Lopez

More and more ladies are starting to sell designer clothes for cash while simultaneously promoting sustainability, cleaning out the closet.! But t...

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Global Fashion Sustainability Efforts: How We're Reducing Textile Waste

Carmen Lopez

We all have the power to impact our world and environment through fashion sustainability. Did you know that the clothing and textile industry is th...

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11 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Consignment Stores

Carmen Lopez

Our goal at Current Boutique is to provide a fun, inviting environment for customers to fall in love with the consignment process. So today I’m he...

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Is Athleisure “Over” And Out of Style?

Carmen Lopez

Athleisure has been an ongoing trend for nearly half a decade, and it’s completely changed the fashion industry. It seems that athleisure may fina...

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The Rise of Cottagecore Fashion, And How You Can Get The Look

Carmen Lopez

The up-and-coming “cottagecore” is becoming all the rage on social media, and we are here for it! This is an aesthetic that idealizes a simple, pa...

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The Ultimate Closet Clean Out Guide + Checklist

Carmen Lopez

The rain is washing away the cold, the wind is ushering in the warmth, and the flowers are blooming in all their beauty. It’s spring! That means ...

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting A Fashion Business

Carmen Lopez

Thank you Arlington Magazine for the cover feature! When I was starting a fashion business and consignment shop back in 2007, I expected to run i...

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Carmen Lopez, President & CEO www.currentboutique.com

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Hello Fashion Lovers! I've been in the fashion industry for over 15 years. I started Current Boutique with the desire to recycle amazing pre-loved designer gems for others to enjoy! I value quality, unique craftsmanship, sustainability & saving money. I am a fashion lover who is energized by the challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur. I'm here to share tips on fashion, style, bargain shopping and business. I hope you enjoy!
XOXO, Carmen