Trends


Stripes for fall 2017

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wearing: gold statement earrings / Chanel lipstick / fall stripe blouse / gold-tone bracelet / black leather watch / pale blue nail polish / fall dark rinse girlfriend jeans / red shoulder bag / fall suede booties (so comfy!!)

Stripes fall 2017 is a hot trend which started on the fall 2017 runways and has hit the streets for the upcoming cool weather season. I absolutely love stripes; especially when they are mixed up and going in all different directions. haha That is how they were shown on the runways!!

This stripes blouse for fall 2017 has turned into a great late summer, early fall piece. The fabric is lightweight, so it is easy to wear when the temperatures are in the 70’s. It is supposed to be a one shoulder top, but it appears to have slide up my shoulder when we took these pictures. It still looks cute! I just love this blouse!

I wore this outfit to meet up with my friend Laura from Have-Need-Want at Santana Row on Wednesday evening. It was fun for us both to take a little mommy break and get some adult time to ourselves! Big thanks to our hubbies who fed our kids dinner while we ate out!!

We met at 5pm in order to attend Kendra Scott’s fall collection kick-off party. Oh my! This collection is to-die-for! Watch for an upcoming post all about the fall collection. I really love it!

After the party, Laura and I ate a yummy dinner at Left Bank, and then window shopped around the Row. We did end up splurging a little bit at Sugarfina. So much for trying to lose ten pounds! Haha, those pounds are never going to come off me!

Stay tuned! Next week I will post my recap of the Kendra Scott fall kick-off party and show you all of my favorites from her beautiful new fall collection!

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*photo credit: Laura/Have Need Want

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Resort 2018 trends and how to wear them now

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resort 2018 trends pictured: Alice + Olivia / Maria Lucia Hohan / Alice + Olivia

The resort 2018 trends are here! Although the collections are nowhere near close to hitting store shelves yet, they do give us a snapshot into what will be hot when the resort/cruise 2018 season hits in six months. Designers have quietly introduced their resort cruise 2018 collections through intimate runway shows, presentations, and photo-shoots; giving us a chance to rock these resort 2018 trends right now!

Here are the top six trends from the resort 2018 collections to watch; these may carry over into the spring 2018 collections!

Resort 2018 Trends: The Wild Wild West

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Get out your cowboy gear, because the wild west is coming! The Wild Wild West was a huge trend in the late 70’s and early 80’s; and now it is back. Christian Dior’s cruise 2018 collection is pictured above featuring western themed looks. This is a trend we will start to see creep in during the fall 2018 season, and it will start to gain momentum in 2018. Look for western themed styles you would wear on the street as opposed to a horse.

I’m exited about this trend because it is a fresh trend which has not been overdone. We have seen bits and pieces of western themed styles over the years, but it has not been since the early 1980s when designers went full force into the trend. Let’s hope store buyers jump on the bandwagon and offer us some western themed pieces to incorporate into our 2018 wardrobes!

Resort 2018 Trends: Off The Shoulder

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resort 2017 collections pictured: Alice + Olivia / Gucci

Off the shoulder, ruffles, cold shoulders; anything showing off the shoulder in some way, shape, or form, has been hot over the past year. This trend is showing no sign of slowing down as we head into 2018. For the resort 2018 season, look for styles which show off your fabulous shoulders; and plan to continue wearing this trend well in 2018. It is hotter than hot!

Resort 2018 Trends: Stripes

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 resort 2018 collections: pictured: Tsumori / Alice + Olivia

Stripes, stripes, and more stripes! This hot trend is showing no sign of slowing down; in fact, it is growing! Look for stripes on everything for resort 2018. Stripes will be in varying sizes, a rainbow of colors, and going in all sorts of directions. Have some fun with stripes in 2018!

Resort 2018 Trends: Shades of Pink

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resort 2018 collections pictured: Alice + Olivia / Gucci / Maria Lucia Hohan

Pink! Yes, it seems like shades of pink are here to stay. Blush, recently dubbed “Millennial Pink” as well as bold fuchsia are hotter than hot for the upcoming resort 2018 season. Watch for these hues as we move into spring 2018 too. Don’t sell or donate your pinks, keep them for next year because they will be one of the more important colors starting with the resort season, and moving into spring 2018.

Resort 2018 Trends: Bold Graphic Prints

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resort 2018 collections: Christian Dior / Gucci

Bold, graphic prints are an important trend for the resort 2018 season. Designers are showing bold graphics of one item such as a dragon, a palm tree, or an animal, as well as abstract prints and painterly prints. Look for a continuation into 2018 of mixed prints, colorful prints, bold prints; basically prints!

Resort 2018 Trends: Athleisure and Sports Inspired

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resort 2018 collections: Alice + Olivia / Gucci

Athleisure is continuing as we head into 2018. For the resort 2018 season, look for more bomber jackets, athletic inspired clothing, and comfortable ensembles.

The resort season is a short one, but it does give us a snapshot into what to keep from our previous spring/summer collections, and what to look out for when shopping the end of summer sales. The resort 2018 trends also give us a sneak peek into what to expect for the spring 2018 season!

What do you think of the resort 2018 trends?

*All photos courtesy of GPS Radar press galleries


Pre-Fall 2017 trend report | styles to wear now

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pictured: fall 2017 embroidered, block heel slides (under $150)

The fall 2017 collections are pouring onto store shelves, and online shops. Despite these fabulous fashions which made it from the runways to the streets for the fall 2017 season, the weather outside is still screaming summer!

If you are like me, you want to wear the newest fashion trends from the runways as soon as they become available. Unfortunately, many fall 2017 trends are too warm to wear in this eighty degree summer heat. That is where pre-fall comes in. It is the ultimate way to wear the new fall trends during the summer months. Pre-fall styles help us stay ahead of the fashion curve, while remaining comfortable in the current season. So to help us stay on trend for fall, and cool for summer, here is my pre-fall 2017 trend report featuring the hottest fall trends which can be worn now.

Pre-Fall 2017 trend report with styles you can wear now

Clean denim: No more tears and distressing for fall! If you already own a ton of jeans with distressed knees and the like, it is OK. You can continue to wear them, just don’t buy them! Torn denim is changing it’s tune for fall 2017. Look for complete knees and rear’s; only look for distressed hemlines, that is where distressing is at for fall 2017.

Slides and mules: Oh this beloved trend from spring is too hot to touch for fall! Slides and mules are all the rage this fall 2017 season; and you can wear them now! Since slides and mules have an open back, they allow air flow, which means you can wear them in the hot summer weather. They can be worn now and well into the fall season. Only rain or snow will make you store your slides for better weather! If you don’t already own a clean and classic black pair, now is the time to invest in a pair. If you already own black slides, look for on trend metallic or embroidered mules to round out your fall collection. You will look fabulous!

Pink: This is the color that will not go away! Keep wearing vivid pinks and pale pink tones. Your summer pinks will carry you through the fall season; and they will be perfect for the weather! Love that!

Embellished handbags: Since handbags transcend weather, a fall 2017 embellished handbag is the perfect fall statement piece to carry you from summer into fall. Look for a fun, fabulous handbag with all the embellishments you love for fall. You can carry it everyday starting today, and throughout the fall season!

Leopard Print: Meow! Groundbreaking right? Who would have thunk, leopard print for fall?! ha! Pull out your animal prints from storage and start rocking them now. You can slide into leopard print mules, or use a lightweight scarf to turn a summer ensemble into a eye-catching fall look.

Textured, feminine fabrications: Satins, velvets, and lace fabrics are still all the rage for fall. Your spring and summer pieces in these soft fabrics are perfect to wear now through the fall season. Look for slip dresses you can wear now, and then wear one over a body-conscious turtleneck in the cooler weather. They are the ultimate summer to fall transition piece.

Also, the fall 2017 trends will include tiered sleeves, black/white combos, pops of red, asymmetrical lines, shades of grey, toned down ruffles, cropped pants, booties, over the knee boots, shades of blue, shoulder bags, top handle satchels, and more! So when you are looking through your closet and putting together your pre-fall 2017 outfits, keep these additional trends in mind!

There you have it! The pre-fall 2017 trend report featuring the hottest trends that made it from the runways to the streets. You can wear these trends right now by mixing up your summer wardrobe and adding a few key, fall pieces to up your game. The pre-fall, transitional season does not last long, so stay tuned for my full fledged fall trend report next month! In the meantime, rock these pre-fall 2017 trends and stay cool 😉