I am not the only one that has realized that this summer brings a truck load of trends and shoes and bags along with it. There are so many trends you can most likely pull anything out of your closet and be in style! The results – zero effort! So let’s take a look at the possible trends you can empress based on the main style in your closet!

A. Romance

If you are an inner romantic just like me then you probably have the following basics in your closet:

1. A lace top
2. A Dress that fits on top and flows out
3. A long skirt (round)
4. Ruffles ruffles and more ruffles
5. A light airy top
6. And if you are true romantic flats – ballet, sandals, and gladiators

Okay so what trends can you pull out of your closet? These three trends are going to be up your alley with the items I just listed – 70’s chic, ballet trend and the lace trend!!

70’s

I am wearing the 70”s chic trend right now as I type this blog. Take that flowing dress you have and pair with some sandals – you most likely have it in a blush color or a crazy print. Pair it with a belt (because you have several – and I have 23). Perfect, simple and affordable …most importantly on trend. (pic)

Ballet Trend

Okay, this trend is basically a body suit and a skirt. We romantics do not own t-shirts or body suits but I am betting you have a form fitting cameo. Pair this cameo with a tulle or lace circle skirt (our long skirt). Pair it with those round flats we love so much and Walla – ballet trend. See it can be done!

Ballet trend cut out

Lace trend

I love lace tops and was thrilled to see that this trend will go all the way into fall! For spring, take out that lace top and pair a short or long round skirt. For fall, pair with one of your many velvet jackets. For causal, pair the lace top with jeans or a soft pant. No cargos but we really don’t have those any way right?

lace trend

Now, explore your closet and send us some pictures of how you embraced these trends straight from your closet. See the post next week for another trend tailored to your style.

Some say fashion is just a series of trends and fads that were well loved but what happens when we try to be original? Some times, like Alexander Mcqueen, a thing of genius is born but other times, it can produce shunning acts of fashion don’ts. The worst part its just not us who play fashion victim but also places where we thought fashion can claims as its birthplace.

The Strange

The fall Pilgrim trend in France is absolutely ghastly. Anything that makes women look like nuns is why some lines should stick to past trends that worked. The color is black and black hasn’t been in since we switched to colors in 2008.

Pilgrim Trend

The Odd

Nail trends have been coming to the foreground for the past two years. In the most part, the focus has been on fun prints, bright colors and a new twist on the french manicure. Now we are suppose to stick foil on our fingers. foil is extremely hard to work with and judging by this picture even an expert has trouble with this material.

bizarre nail trend

Stick to the metallic nail polish on the model to the left for this trend.

The Weird

I know fabric is costly but using scraps around the warehouse to make your new collection is not acceptable. Mixed print dress are a ghastly and have a sense of DIY gone wrong.

mixed prints

The Bizarre

To be continued…

Japan has always been on the brink of future fashion from Cosplay to Hurajuku. I always love Japanese punk for its many varieties and even put some headbands in our store next week featuring neon headbands. So when i saw this topic on twitter I had to blog about it.

Fashion has not always been future orientated (other than the purse that charges your phone through solar power and color changing clothes); the newest trends seem to be focuses on a host of trends that were successful decades ago. Now neurology and fashion sensors collide, in this new product from Neurowear.net.

The product is cat ears and that are on a headband that reads your brain waves and actually move to your emotions. The first of many brain waves accessories called neuromini.

The youtube video of these amazing ears has got over 400,000 hits thus proving that everyone is hungry for something new!

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I love anime and I have already contacted them to see how much for the ears and when they are on sale – I will keep you posted and of course If I do get it I will post a video of me wearing it.

Update:

I just got an email from the manufacturer and unfortunately, the ears won’t be available till the end of this year. The color and priced are undetermined as of yet. Follow neurowear on facebook for sales dates!!

So now that we are in May that means sadly that Spring will soon be coming to an end. So this is your last chance to try out all the cute Spring trends. Some of these trends will take you into Summer and Fall as well! Here’s a recap!

Colors: Spring was all about bright neon colors, turquoise, all white, and neutrals such as blush, nude, etc.

Shoes: ballet flats, strappy sandals, wood heels, wedges

Handbags: cross body bags, top handle purses, lady like bags, over sized clutches

Shirts: Sheer tops, updated peasant shirts

Skirts: maxi skirts

Pattern: Tye-dye, Nautical Stripes, paint splatter, brush strokes, animal prints, florals

Jewelry: Statement necklaces, bold cocktail rings, pearls

Finally we get to the best or the radiest (is that a word) fashion trends just in time to end the year. So here there are and in no particular order:

1. The end to tight and short

Yes!  We say goodbye to short and tight. All of fashion seem to make a round-about turn towards flowing shirts (and long too), tailored suits, and delightfully fits the figure without constriction. With a thoughtful turn towards tailor looks and a more refined style we hope and pray that this trend stays with us next season.
Long Flowy skirt

2. The return of dramatic makeup

We loved the dramatic eye shadows, red lips, and thick eyebrows that graced the runways. The makeup was bold possibly to accent the paired down fashions that were the staples of fall. We saw an embrace of bright colors from deep purples and pinks to bright red lips.

dramatic eyes

3. The return to hair decor

The headband, hats and barrettes came back in a big way! With exotic twists on hats like turbans, it was a great break from just twisted contortions of hair and even flatted those of us who don’t have long tresses. Headbands were unusually thick, bolder and worn in so many ways. Feathers, flowers and buttons were some of the ornaments used and we are glad to say its coming back for Spring!

So that’s it. I can say I loved the concepts of Fall styles and trends. I loved the neutral colors paired with bright makeup and the simple tailoring with sweet designs.

Okay so the holidays put me a little behind on my post. It been a long time since I looked at fall trends. Everyone seems to be looking ahead to Spring trends which I will highlight in the coming weeks. For now here are the trends that made the radar but were the not the best in trends! So they made our good list!

The good part of hair trends:

The good part of hair trends is that included styles for short hair types. Some of the styles were not so original like the bob (in style since 1994) and the sleek back that probably debuted in the 80’s. Okay, this is supposed to be the good part:

1. The return of hair accessories

A little more pricey but well adorned makes the return of headbands, clips and pins worth trying out. Of course the down side is that now that hair accessories have gone designer you can expect to pay more. Stay away from department stores and low end stores like Aldo and bebe if you don’t want the trend to effect your wallet. Keep it simple for everyday use! Studded, sequins and crystals are for party wear.

2. the shag gets an asymmetrical look

A nice change from the salad bowl, this cut gives body to short hair and still makes a statement! Still, keep in mind that this style needs to kept up with trimming since it can easily become narly and unkept.

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The good part Fall Clothing Trends

We loved the return of animal print, and faux fur. The prices were kinda over priced for faux fur since designers seem to be using cheaper products and charging the same amount of money. The good part is that department stores and low-end supergiant like H&M, forever 21 and Dots all gave affordable alternatives sometimes using the same basic fur colors: Black, brown and molted.

The good part Fall accessories

We love that accessories had a lot of sparkle added to it this fall. An explosion of sequins on everything from handbags to shoes adorned everything! We love sequins but be careful since this material is high maintenance! It is prone to fading, scratches and a loss shine over time. Get one and do not wear it often!



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So here we all are moving towards spring already and we have to admit that some of the trends this fall fell shoot of our expectations. Here is a quick list of the BAD:

Hair

When did looking like a homeless woman come into fashion? We saw greasy locks hit the runway, possibly the worst hair trend for Fall but of course it’s always a matter of opinion.

Wang wrongs Hair Trends

Wang gets it wrong - this hair trend is for the homeless

 Accessories

Fur everywhere? Okay, we all heard of Chanel’s fur suit but do we need fur jewelry? I mean isn’t there a limit where the hide of dead animals should be worn? Let’s stick to handbags and clothes please!

Let's just keep fur classic - handbags and clothing only!

 

Clothing

Prints head to toe makes me feel like I have gone back to the 70’s even though I wasn’t born yet! A dizzying array of bright bold patterns! The worst part is that this trend  is following us into Spring!!! Yikes!

A garden of diaster

Foral is best in pieces!

Fall 2010/11 is all about being decadent. Rich velvet, lace and heavy beading can be seen all over the runway. And amazingly PETA finally got their wish! Faux fur will be all the rage this fall! So now you can be warm, fashionable and eco friendly! Here Chanel gets my “rad” rating. Karl Lagerfeld’s use of Faux Fur is elegant and stunning! While Yves Saint Laurent gets the “Ugly” rating for these hideous Blue Fur Pumps! Who skinned cookie monster and used his hide for these shoes?

Yves Saint Laurent Fur Pumps $1070 gets “Ugly” Rating
Faux Fur done right Chanel 2010 Runway SHow