Trends


The return of the square toe for fall 2020

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Square toe shoes for fall 2020: black stamped croc pumps / (My toes love these shoes!)

The square toe was a huge shoe trend ten to twelve years ago. Over the past few years it has been trying to make a comeback. For summer 2020, we saw several designers give their sandals a square toe; marking a comeback for the toe shape.

As we move into the fall 2020 season, the square toe is taking the fashion world by storm. Many designers included square toe styles in their collections, giving buyers a choice between more traditional, rounded toes, and the edgier square toe. Which will you choose?

Fall 2020 is giving us a lot of classic looks for the season, so why not mix things up with a square toe? This toe shape is proving to be able to make a comeback right now. This signals potential growth for the trend as we move in the 2021 seasons. We will start to see more shoes in the winter and spring seasons reflecting the squared off toe box on boots, loafers, pumps, and sandals. It’s the hottest shoe trend in town!

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Square toes for fall from top left: ankle booties / block heel sandals / stamped croc boots / black stamped croc pumps /

I absolutely adore the square toe for the fall. This shoe style offers more room for your toes! A roomy toe box is key when you do a lot of walking and standing. Toes can sit in a more natural state within the shoe, instead of being crammed into a pointy toe which does nothing but cause pain. Loving this trend!

Fall 2020 square toe shoes around the web:

What do you think of the square toe trend for fall? Will you be rocking it?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Spring 2021 trends from the NYFW runways

RaisaVanessa final walk spring/summer 2021 NYFW (photo credit: screenshot by me)

New York Fashion Week was different this season; in case you hadn’t already heard. Designers showed thier spring/summer 2021 collection in a virtual format. While few designers offered in-person, outside runways shows with extremely small attendance, the majority made artistic videos which showcased thier new collections, or filmed runways without an audience and livestreamed them.

In addition to the shows I was invited to watch, I was able to watch several more designer shows than normally. Not only because I was able to view collections I am not normally invited to see in person, but because I could sit at my desk and go from show to show, instead of having to allocate travel time between shows. This was a very relaxing, and productive, way to do fashion week! Let’s take our “wins” out of this and share them!

If you had a chance to watch along with me, you may have noticed a ton of inspiraiton came from the 1980s and 1990s for spring 2021. Designers loved powersuiting, bright colors, exagerated sleeves, feminine designs, prarie silhouettes, ruffles-lots of ruffles, and a ’90’s hip-hop flair. While the ’80’s donimated, you could still see some early ’90’s floating around, and mixing in with the flashy 1980s. So, without further ado, let’s check out the biggest trends from the New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2021 runways!

The Power Suit

White Party

Bold Lines

Romantic: Lace and eyelet

Puffy Sleeves

Dramatic Ruffles

Bermuda Shorts

Wide Leg Pants

*all photos credit: IMAXTREE.com

Loving all these fun trends for spring 2021! Which trend is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Spring 2021 Colors Trends from Pantone and NYFW

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Pantone top ten colors from the New York Fashion Week runways for spring/summer 2021 from top left: Rust / Raspberry Sorbet / Burnt Coral / Illuminating (bright yellow for the rest of us) / Green Ash (I call this mint) / Mint (looks more like apple) / French Blue / Cerulean / Amethyst Orchid /

The New York Fashion Week runways are underway in the digital world, and they are bringing me life! Spring 2021 is all about renewal, hope, and uplifting COLORS! Ooooohh I love this color palette. It’s so happy! I love happy!

If you remove red from a rainbow, the spring/summer 2021 color palette is a rainbow of fabulousness. It celebrates simple, primary hues, as well as happy variations. I love every color; and cannot pick a favorite. These are beautiful hues, and perfect for our mental health right now-no joke! We need uplifting hues right now, don’t you agree?

Here is the color interpretation direct from Pantone: ““Offering a range of shades illustrative of nature, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 underscores our desire for flexible color that works year-round. Infused with a genuine authenticity that continues to be increasingly important, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 combine a level of comfort and relaxation with sparks of energy that encourage and uplift our moods,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.”

When moving last seasons’ spring and summer clothing to the back of your closet, be sure to keep everything in these colors for next season. You will want to be able to re-wear everything you own in these beautiful hues. You can even rock them this season if you are like me, and enjoy getting a jump on the trends. Scroll down to see a few fabulous fall items I found in colors which are close to the spring 2021 hues pictures above. Love!

Top Spring 2021 Neutral Colors from NYFW

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Top five neural colors from the New York Fashion Week spring 2021 runways and Pantone from top left: Inkwell / Ultimate Grey / Willow / Marigold / Buttercream /

Of course, we always need a few neutral hues to balance out seasonal colors. There are five fabulous neutral colors for spring 2021 which are rocking our world from NYFW. Black is the new black, so don’t worry! If you prefer grey, you can rock that too! If black and grey are too harsh or depressing, you can uplift your mood by pairing your favorite colors with Willow, Marigold, and/or Buttercream. I am in love with Buttercream! Ultimate Grey and Buttercream are my favorite neutral hues for spring 2021, of course, I always love black; or shall I say, “Inkwell.”

Spring 2021 colors to wear now

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Why wait until spring 2021? Let’s get this party started, and uplift our moods, by rocking fall 2020 items in spring 2021 colors-from top left: orange nail polish (actually summer 2020) / orange handbag / rust and gold earrings / saddle bag / bright pink nail polish (summer 2020) / yellow tote (I’m in love!) / grey satchel / grey bead bracelet (I bought this one!) / green and gold earrings (I own this classic pair-they’re great to wear on Christmas) / blue and gold earrings (new for fall!) / pink sneakers / yellow slippers /

I’m definitely going to mix in a few spring 2021 colors with my fall capsule wardrobe. Accessories are the easiest way to add a pop of color to a fall or winter look. I’m excited for this color palette. What do you think? Do you have a favorite hue?

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for more from the New York Fashion Week runways for spring/summer 2021.

XOXO
Cathy