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THE TREND

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The truly classic pattern that never goes out of style


From Minnie Mouse to Priyanka Chopra, polka dots have been a popular motif for decades. Meanwhile, on the runway we’re seeing many designers embrace the dotted look through little touches in accessories or full-blown head-to-toe ensembles. The reason for seeing spots? Because polka dots aren’t a trend, they’re a timeless print that will never go out of style. Get the look below:

 

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Polka Dot Cropped Top, $39.90, zara.com

 

 

 

 

 


What do you think of this spotty look?

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Image Sources:

Woman in blue polka dotted dress, zara.com. Red polka dot tulle, moodfabrics.com. Circular painting, Xochi Solis.

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THE MOOD

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BUTTERFLIES

These amazing insects have always fascinated the public with their wide array of colors, patterns, and shapes, and fashion designers are no exception. As a matter of fact, butterflies have been gracing the runway periodically for years now, from Elsa Schiaparelli’s butterfly adorned blazer and hat in 1947, to Thierry Mugler’s butterfly-winged gown in 1997, to Alexander McQueen’s butterfly infested headgear in 2008. Thanks to the coming of fashion-consumer age of millennials, who grew up with Lisa Frank’s rainbow-colored world, we are seeing a resurgence of 90’s fads which includes the butterfly and all its glory.

 

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Butterfly Palette

The butterfly trend gets a update with bold shades of black and a new sophisticated-take on rainbow brights. Pale shades of pink, purple, and green can stand out on their own or tone-down with deep, grounding shades of blue and black.

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Butterfly Texture

Between beautiful colors, luminescent textures, and loose, vivid patterns, there is plenty of inspiration to be drawn from butterflies for fabrication. Try metallic brocades, watercolor-patterned chiffons, and vibrant-hued silks to get that butterfly look.

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What do you think of the butterfly trend?

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Fabric List:

Metallic Royal Blue Floral Double-Layer Organza Brocade, moodfabrics.com

Purple Abstract Printed Crinkled Silk Chiffon, moodfabrics.com

Magenta Solid Silk Faille, moodfabrics.com

Rose Gold and Silver Luxury Metallic Brocade, moodfabrics.com


Image Sources:

Woman with butterfly, Niko Riam photographed by Olu Odukoya for Modern Matter Hai, instagram.com. Metallic abstract background, unknown. Pale blue butterfly, thebutterflycompany.com. Green butterfly, meowlogy.com. Deep blue butterfly, fineartamerica.com. Pink butterfly, Roy Goff, nationalmothweek.org. Pantone Smart Swatch, hyatts.com.

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THE MOOD

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As seen on the runways of Hermes and Giambattista Valli (to name a few), the utility trend is already popping up in your local retail store. This trend has been seen on the runways though jumpers or boiler suits, the garment inspired by coal-fire boiler maintenance men as early as the late 1920’s. The utility aesthetic can also be seen through thoughtful details such as belts, buckles, and drawstrings.

 

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PALETTE

Monochromatic neutrals are the primary color palette for the utility look, ranging from army green, khaki, to off-white. Think uniformed-professions, such as camouflage green in the military or even a throw-back to the crisp white jumpsuit of the milk-man.

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TEXTURES

Fabrication relies on sturdier weights and a mix of smooth and coarse textures. To fit with the utility aesthetic, heavy cotton-twills and linens are the way to give that masculine but crisp feel.

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What do you think of the utility trend?

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Fabric List:

Rag & Bone Radiant Army Green Stretch Cotton Twill, moodfabrics.com

Tan Medium-Weight Linen, moodfabrics.com

Toulouse Beige Mercerized Cotton Voile, moodfabrics.com

Rag & Bone White Asparagus Cotton Twill, moodfabrics.com


Image Sources:

Featured image, Utility Boiler Suit, topshop.com. Paint stroke, Donald Martiny. 

 

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THE LOOK

KNIT SEPARATES - Tastemaker Status

Transition from chilly weather into spring with this comfy & cozy look


Though spring is just around the corner and we’re itching to start wearing sundresses and floral, the low-temperatures are here to stay a ‘lil bit longer. We’ve got you covered *pun intended* with outfits so comfortable you won’t mind what seems like a never-ending-winter. ASOS’ Co-ords collection offers amazing matching knit sets that you can dress up with a pair of heels and statement necklace, or stay cozy with sneaks and messenger bag. Get the look below:

 

ASOS DESIGN co-ord chunky midi skirt in eco yarn

ASOS DESIGN Co-ord Cardigan & Skirt in Eco Yarn, $45 & $35, asos.com

Winter white transitions perfectly into spring and this cardi can pull double-duty over a little dress or denim cut-off shorts.

 

 

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ASOS DESIGN Eco Sweater & Skirt, $45 & $40, asos.com

Want some color? Try a golden yellow hue paired with tort sunglasses or little leopard booties.

 

 

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ASOS DESIGN Co-ords Sweater & Culotte, $56 & $51, asos.com

Or get a little flirty with an off-the-shoulder style. Also cute date night outfit with some strappy heels.

 

 

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ASOS DESIGN Deep Rib Sweater & Skirt, $45 & $40, asos.com

Get a sportier look with contrasting stripes and pair with a white baseball cap.

 


What’s your go-to transitioning outfit from winter to spring?

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Image Sources: Abstract, unknown. @figtny in grey knit separates on instagram.com.

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THE TREND

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The fanny pack has gotten an upgrade with a new stylish look


The fanny pack is all grown up with a new sophisticated look through clean silhouettes and lux animal textures. A big trend for spring ’19, these bags are great when you’re on-the-go; whether stopping on a few errands, or a night out. Your phone, wallet, and lipstick will thank you for the new stylish digs.

Zara is leading the pack with the belt bag trend, offering a variety of shapes and colors for every outfit. And with bags ranging from $18 – $50, this trend won’t break the bank. Get the look below:

 

 

Animal Print Double Pocket Belt Bag. $29.90, zara.com

Animal Print Double Pocket Belt Bag. $29.90, zara.com

 

 

Animal Print Belt Bag, $17.99, zara.com

 

 

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Studded Belt Bag with Large Ring, $49.90, zara.com

 

 

Animal Print Mini Belt Bag, $29.90, zara.com

 

 

 

Where have you seen the best belt bags? Leave a comment below!


Image Sources: Marcus Tondo / Indigital.tv, vogue.com. Donald Martiny, theinspirationgrid.com. Made with Canva.

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THE TREND

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Look runway-ready with this neutral trend straight from fashion week


From beige, to sand, to camel, to cream, designers this year are embracing these earth-tone hues head-to-toe. Whether it be in suiting (also a popular trend this season) or statement skirts, neutral shades dominated the runways for spring.

 

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The neutral craze is definitely worth investing in, these colors are wardrobe staples and will never go out of style. Add a classic trench coat to almost any outfit, or go all-in and with matching tan suit and accessories. Become a Beige Babe with these items below:

H&M Oversized Jacket

Oversized Jacket, $49.99, hm.com

 

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Pearl Fanny Pack, $29.90, shoptastemakerstatus.com

 

J. Crew Wide-Leg Cropped Pant in Stretch Twill

Wide-Leg Cropped Pant in Stretch Twill, $88, jcrew.com

 

 

H&M Pointed Mules

Pointed Mules, $19.99, hm.com

Image Sources:

Top left, Death by Elocution, bloglovin.com. Woman holding Balen bag, Imaxtree, fashionista.com. Made with Canva.

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THE FIND

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Your new holiday staple is here…


Who doesn’t love plaid? Who doesn’t love sequins? How ’bout a sequined plaid? *Mind blown*

The holidays are just around the corner, so nail that holiday look with a black blouse, heels and this show-stopping piece. Or wear it now with black tights, booties and an army green anorak jacket (like you *need* more reasons to get this skirt). Get it below:

 

 

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ZARA Limited Edition Sequin Skirt, $149, zara.com

 

 

 

 


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