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Power suit spring 2022

power suit spring 2022

Power suit spring 2022 from left: sunglasses / golden drop earrings / vintage scarf (also love this one) / blue double-breasted blazer / white layering tee / spring nail polish / golden ring / black top handle bag / blue trousers / pointed toe slingbacks / black single-breasted blazer / blue mini tote bag / black trousers /

The power suit is back, and it’s the most versatile set you can own. A classic blazer and a classic pair of trousers can turn into multiple outfits and take you through an entire week in the office, or an entire week of lunch, dinner, shopping excursions, the theater, and more! This is the best trend to reemerge from the last century, and I am here for it!

Of course, the power suit can be worn alone and evokes a sense of self-confidence, chic-ness, and power. In addition, the blazer and trousers and can easily be paired with other items in your closet, making multiple outfits for the season. If you can only buy two items for spring, buy a power suit!

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Let’s start with the blazer. It can be worn with jeans, a denim skirt, shorts (huge trend for summer-more on that later), and a prairie skirt for a structured vs. unstructured look, which will also be hot later this year. The blazer can also be worn over a dress. It’s a great way to instantly update an entire closet. Bright colors are on trend for spring 2022, but if a bright suit isn’t your thing, look for classic black; you can never go wrong with black.

The trousers are so amazing! You can dress down trousers with a top and street sneakers, or pair them with heels and satin top for a night on the town. Looking for a daytime look? Try a blouse, puff sleeve tee, or satin top with trousers and flats, you will look chic and sophisticated. Love that!

Do you work in a conservative office environment? You may already own a classic black suit, why not add one fun and colorful suit for the year?! Bright blue, orange, yellow, and green are the hottest hues in suiting this spring 2022 season. Orange is actually the trendiest color if you want to be cutting edge. I chose blue because, well, I love blue!

Casual Friday outfits can benefit from your power suit too! I am not a fan of jeans on casual Friday, I think they are too casual. A pair of trousers with a nice blouse, slim sweater, or top is an ideal casual Friday look. If it’s chilly, you can add a tweed blazer or tweed jacket to finish off the look.

Simple necklines are hot for spring 2022. When accessorizing your power suit for spring 2022, keep your neckline simple. I have a hard time with that, so I like to add a vintage scarf or a necklace with a pendant. It’s still simple but adds a little somethin’ somethin’.

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What do you think of the power suit for spring 2022? Are you excited for the trend?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Colored denim trend spring 2022

colored denim trend spring 2022
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colored denim outfit details: large gold hoop earrings (under $100) / sunglasses / green puff sleeve tee (under $50) / chain pouch / bracelets (under $50) / G buckle belt / classic cut colored denim / spring nail polish / square toe flats /

Colored denim is back! Can you remember the last time there was a colored denim trend? I sure can’t! It seems like it’s been a few decades?! Well, this is one denim trend I am very excited about. It adds pops of fun color to our wardrobes. Stay tuned, there will be pastels and bright colors coming out in the next couple of months for us all to crave and add to our wardrobes. Love that!

Right now, the colored denim on store shelves is trending towards neutral hues such as beige, brown, military green, white (more of a staple than color), and bright pink. The bright pink is a clue that other colors are coming soon!

As you know, happy colors are in this year. So, you might already be stocking up on key wardrobe essentials in your favorite hues. Be sure to add colored denim to your shopping list, because any color is hot this year! You can rock neutral colors such as the pair I am wearing in this post, or fun colors such as green, pink, blue, yellow, and orange. Yes, orange! Orange is a HOT color this year! Get ready!

The colored denim trend transcends denim styles. This is good news because you can wear colored denim in the style of your choice. If wide leg jeans are your thing, there will be colors in wide leg! If you prefer classic cuts, skinny cuts, girlfriend cuts, or boyfriend cuts, there will be colors for you in those styles too! Love that!

I wore these classic cut, beige jeans to Santana Row last week and enjoyed lunch at EMC Seafood. They literally have the best clam chowder in the south bay. No joke. It’s amazing. If you have not tried it yet, you are missing out. Run, don’t walk, to EMC and grab a bowl of clam chowder!

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Of course, I ate more than just clam chowder! haha. I split the fried zucchini and parmesan truffle fries with my mom, and also indulged in a sushi roll; with truffle on top! Yum!

These classic cut jeans were very comfortable, and the denim is soft to the touch. Love! I also plan on rocking the classic cut, boyfriend, and girlfriend cuts this year. The wide leg is OK on me, but I feel a little bit short to really do it justice. Also, flares are making a comeback, but I am not sure I am ready to rock this trend again. It still feels dated to me, but I am sure I will eat my words and start wearing it again soon. haha

Wondering which denim cuts are hot in 2022? Well, there are a lot! Look for classic cut, “mom” jeans, flares, wide leg, boyfriend, girlfriend, and the dreaded low rise. Yes, that’s correct. The low rise, is on the rise! Silhouette-wise, it’s not actually rising, unfortunately. It’s sitting low on the hips. Get ready. If you despise this rise, stock up on jeans now, before designers start going low, and flood store shelves with the dreaded low rise. Yikes!

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What do you think of the current denim trends, and the rebirth of the colored denim trend for 2022? Are you going to rock it? Which colors are on your wish list? I’m thinking green, pink, maybe saturated bright blue?!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Fall 2022 trends from NYFW

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Son Jung Wan fall/winter 2022/23 New York Fashion Week / Photos: IMAX Tree /

New York Fashion Week is starting to come back! Although I still watched the shows online this season instead of attending in person, I was able to feel the excitement of seeing more in-person shows as well as more style on the street via videos and still’s. Many designers still showed online instead of opting to return in person, while others skipped the week entirely and released their collections quietly. It is an interesting trend which only time will tell if many designers return to live shows, or if this hybrid version of fashion week is the new way to showcase collections.

For the fall/winter 2022/2023 season, designers began to move away from the loungewear, urban streetwear, and casual looks we have been enjoying for the past few years. While urban streetwear was huge even before the pandemic, it seems to be grouped in with more comfortable trends that designers are tossing aside as we move back into a more regular version of life. Fashion is getting dressier.

This fall 2022 season, don’t try leaving the house in your loungewear, you will look “so last year.” The fall 2022 season is all about the power suit, structured shoulders, statement-making silhouettes, micro-mini skirts, and getting dressed up. Look for influences from the 1960s and 1980s; which were dressier decades in fashion than the 1970s and 1990s which have been popular influences over the past few decades.

As I posted last week, the color palette for fall is both autumn-like, and summer bright. This trend held true on the New York Fashion Week runways as designers showed bright colors, as well as fall colors. There is a color palette to suit your mood this fall season whether you’re feeling dark, or bright and cheery.

Can we chat about the power suit? This trend has been gaining momentum this year and it is exploding in the fall. There are power suits not just for daytime, but for formal affairs as well. If you don’t invest in a power suit, you will be missing out. This is a trend you can jump on right now. Power suits are more versatile than you might think. You can mix and match the pants and blazer with dresses, jeans, shorts, and skirts; creating a whole new wardrobe with just those two pieces. While it might look expensive at face value, you can find a power suit for under $300 and save money by mixing with other items in your closet. The power suit is actually a money saver. Now THAT’S power!

Alice + Olivia / Vivienne Hu / Kevan Hall / NYFW Fall 2022 photos: IMAX Tree /

Wondering about handbags? Of course you are! Handbags for the fall season will continue to be on the small side, and we are still seeing hobo bags (soft and structured), as well as top handle bags, and bowler bags. Tory Burch had a fabulous version with squared off corners on her runway for fall. That bag is on my wish list! Also trending were clean and simple handbags which evoke luxury without screaming logos at you. Coach has a beautiful bag to covet for fall on their runway. I cannot wait for it to hit store shelves!

What do you think of the fall 2022 runways from New York? Are you excited about a return to dressing, and the power suit?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

Tadashi Shoji NYFW fall 2022 photos: IMAX TREE /