The beret has been popping up every season thus far so I think it’s safe to say it’s THE accessory for 2017. The beret is very versatile as you can wear, frilly, military and punk versions; they also go with any outfit. I love trying out new trends but sometimes you don’t have or don’t want you o spend the money on something you may wear a couple of times and then Poshmark it..So I have once again scoured the internet for these budget friendly styles and will be asking the lead designer of up and coming fashion label Dirty Celebrity; to make me a bigger crazier version that will fit my head because my braids don’t fit most standard sized hats ( with the exception of baseball caps).
For the past several years people have been looking for small pieces to go with the exaggerated features of clothing (most recently, sleeves were added to this list) but with the return of simple styles like a new cold shoulder and loose blouse styles; big is having a moment.
So here is a rundown of the jewelry trends we are all be rocking this summer, on the beach and in the office:
These new updated looks are more subdued then past styles relaying on bulk chains and oversized pendants as focal points. There are also more likely to feature stones than the metal counterparts in the 90s.
How to wear:
- Keep the top simple and stay away from exaggerated features (like those statement sleeves)
- Keep neckline high, too low and clevage will fight for attention. Why bother wear a necklace?
- Stay away from layering, too much clothes ruins the look.
We love statement earrings because they are the easiest trend to wear. This time, earrings are less about sparkle and more about color, shape and form. The idea is to make an artistic expression.
How to wear:
- No hair accessories
- Try to keep hair away from face with a sleek pony or a bun. Braids work as well for a more adventurous look.
- Finally, be cautious about weight and size. If you have small lobes, stick to plexiglass varieties because they are lighter.
I was browsing through Vogue March issue and came across a Fendi ad featuring GiGi and Bella Hadid dressed like dolls in front of these amazing Fendi pastel embellished handbags that look like they were made by angel hands and delivered by unicorn!! The bags retail from $2600-6700 ; So here’s some purse porn for you all and hopefully I can live through one of you! Comment and share pics if you get one! Meanwhile a girl can just dream of Fendi…Le..sigh..
Fashion rings have gone to the waste side when cocktail rings exploding into popularity in the 90’s and then fizzling, maybe with a whimper, into obscurity in the 2000’s.
We all have since wondered what will replace them. Will engagement rings be the only ones we wear from now on?
Wearing rings in the winter was always a bad idea but the abandoned baubles are back for Summer.
Let summer be the season of the ring! Here are the trends we are seeing in this category for the warm months that right now seem a memory:
Yep, these knuck framing rings are back this summer. From simple metal rings to the glitter diamond band above.
Simple varities can be found at Charmin Charlie, JCPenny’s and Macy’s.
These large baubles were spotted on 3 different runways and we heart them all. The styles ranged from large stones to rhinestones with natural motifs in the middle.
The basic idea was big and who doesn’t want to draw attention to your manicure?
Shop these trends and be happy, it’s finally #friyay…
Happy friyay fashionistas,
This bag was seen on many a runway and its versatile shape, ease of creation and the fact the design is so manipulative; we were surprised to see it at every price point. This makes the envelope crossbody the most easy attainable bag this year. The list of designers creating the style runs from Betsey Johnson to Zac Posen and every designer in between. Yet, no 2 styles are alike aside from the shape.
Mid Priced – Upper
We have all seen these bags at high price points so we are diving into the ones we can actually afford with looks from Kate Spade and Zac Posen.
We love the Classic look of Kate Spade and it starts at $295. It comes in different colors and the gold name plate is minimal branding.
ZAC Zac Posen on the other hand has a new take on the bag by increasing the width but maintaining the flat front. If you carry alot of items this could be a good choice. Price point: $179
Mid Priced- lower
Of course, we have to add Betsey Johnson studded strap and bow accent envelope crossbody in pastel blue or pink. We love the patchwork look and for just $68 it is a steal, quick Lolitas to Macy’s.
Yep, you could look at any direction and even your regular haunts and find a bag in this shape. Still, check for quality, the width of the bag and the lock are important features.
Happy Hump Day
With Jessica Alba and Kendal Jenner both spotting this trend we are dubbing 2017 the year of the mini bag!
As Kendall shows its okay to what is now being called “layering” or carrying one then one bag. So we lined up a simple guide to wearing these in every style.
We loved the waist variety for punk and rock. It resembles steampunk styles. The main point is to look for leather or vegan leather styles in either bright colors or studded. We also liked drawstrings and then mini flip clutch.
The mini flip bag as shown is so cute and easy to dress up and down. There are a variety of prints out there so try them all.
This Western style rounded satchel looks great with vintage clothing. It isn’t exactly a 70’s staple but the look and feel seems to be just the right touch.
Happy New Year! We have the best shoes in 2017, that we all want. The last couple of years was ruled by flats and if you are last most women, it was hard to adjust but this year heels are back!!
We are so excited to see not just heels return; they are also in sensible with most heels at a reasonable 3 inches!
Let’s take a quick view of some of the shoes we covet this year:
Fringe will be every where this year from booties to heels. The location will vary from back, sides and front. The new class will be in bright and bold colors with embroidery details.
The 70’s heel is here to stay and even gets a redo with buckles and slim bows this year. We love the sculpted heels on the Jill Sanders pair.
Cool patterns, textures, and prints are the latest in statement heels this year. The heel are 3 inches in the new chunky stiletto heel. The idea is to invoke a statement rather it is the ultimate zebra print complete with tail at Gucci or the remake of the glass slipper by Dolce & Gabbana; the details are stunning on these statement heels.
We did not leave out the guys!! This year we got 2 trends for you to try as well.
The Strappy Sandal
These are back in mixed colors and styles. The kind of look like the jelly sandals we wore as kids but in cool leather and neutral colors.
A remake of the sneaker is always a must with these above ankle looks in patchwork patterns. We still see the common black and white colors but we are also seeing additions of red, navy, army green and yellow.
So check out these cool shoes for 2016.
Happy new Year!!
Now that the holidays are coming to a head as we roll through Yule, Chirstmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, etc; it’s time to think about next year’s fashion trends. Why? Because you may just find them in the after holiday sales next week.
Today its about handbags and these are the ones you should be rocking for 2017:
- The Pillow bag
- The agenda clutch
- Square crossbody
- The hobo
- The mini bag
The Pillow bag
Appearing at Balenciaga, this bag mimics seat cusions and round decorative pillows making look like you really could sleep or sit anywhere. I don’t know if this bag will trinkle down to the masses but I am sure Steve Madden will come out with a version by mid-summer.
The agenda clutch
This bag looks like a date planner and we love the fact it can be used with or without the strap. This bag was first seen on the Acne runway and we beat Nine West will come out with its own version.
The Square or Envelope Crossbody
These square or envelope shaped bags were first spotted by Elle Magazine and because this shape is so easy to mimic, we know this bag will be everywhere.
These bags are not the cresent shape bag you once knew. They come in so many different sizes and shapes. The basic idea is a one handle bag that slouches under its own wieght. Céline displayed a rather large one for her Spring 2017 runway.
These bags continue to grace the pages of fashion magazines in 2017. The only difference is that next year, they are more structured and printed with heavier materials.
So hit the after Christmas sale this Monday and look for the bag you will carry for the rest of the year. We won’t steer you wrong!
Happy Yule & shopping,
With the tagline “born in London and raised in the streets of NY” this 78 year old company has ran the gamete of hip hop legends fr ll Cool J to the new generation. The iconic felt beret started it all but this fall, kangol goes out further with furs slouch hats, polished felt fedoras & bowler hats and denim colored knits.
At the press review, at first glance, it seemed the brand was sticking to tried and true neutrals that other hat companies hold near their heart but the look book offered so much more hues suggesting limitations on space.
Some new techniques created interesting effects including polishing felt which gave the hat a shiny smooth texture. It kind of resembled suede but more durable.
There was a new take on baseball caps as well with a mixed of materials between cap and brim. We loved the wool blend and the white
letters spelling out ‘Kangol’ on the black cap.
We had fun at the A/W press review but the star of the party was the headphones the brand is debuting this fall. Stay tuned for pics.
Some people say that watches are outdated but for people who have active lives beyond social media, those willing to strap a video camera on thier heads while preforming feats that others fear, G-Shock was made for them.
A watch founded in 1985 on the idea of a watch that can survive any force of nature (hence the G in the name); this watch was made for active sports. Yes this watch is for men but G-Shock does have a women’s line, I will cover on Wednesday.
This year, we were invited to the brand’s launch of thier new watch, G-STEEL, which has the same toughness of the other watches (waterproof, shock proof and shatterproof) with the added bonus of solar power. The price starts at 65 and goes up to 1000 and the brand had also done some collaborations.
At the event in Brooklyn, sushi flowed and a light show commercial lit up the night. Posters about the brand and watches in cases were also on site. We loved the toughness of the brick warehouse and the design of the garden (weeping willows and wild flowers).
The watch is all steel and worth checking out. If you are into extreme sports, they have several focused watches including a watch that can survive deep sea diving, one that can withstand cold to -10° F and even one with a GPS. All watches are still shatterproof and waterproof.