Goodbye 2022 and Hello 2023

Where did 2022 go? This year flew by! That being said, it was an eventful year. Let’s ditch the trends from 2022, which are starting to look dated, and let’s welcome in the new year of trends to embrace and rock. So, without further ado, here are the trends we are saying goodbye to, and the ones we are welcoming in the new year!

Goodbye 2022

Very Peri: Goodbye beautiful periwinkle hue! Despite being so last year, I am still in love with you. Until we meet again. . .

Balenciaga: Ew

Oversized slouchy bags: Stop trying to make garbage bag sized bags happen, they are not going to happen.

Fast fashion: Consumers are waking up to the wasteful world of fast fashion. Stop spending your hard earned dollars at retailers who exploit their workers and destroy the environment.

“Look rich” handbags: handbags that people wear to look rich are so over. Sell them on consignment to an unsuspecting soul, or store them for Halloween. You know the ones I am talking about. They’re done.

Skinny jeans: RIP everyone’s favorite pair of jeans. We must store them for now.

Logo belts: Ditch the logo belt. All they do is shout to the world that you paid too much for your belt. Attempting to look rich is out. Sell the logo belt or store it, just don’t be caught wearing it.

Hello 2023

Viva Magenta: Hello party hue! This fun and bold hue is everything in the new year. Be sure to add it to your wardrobe, your interior design, and life in general. Viva Magenta!

Clean brands: Look at designers and brands with clean advertising campaigns such as Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Ralph Lauren, and more. Keep it clean in the new year.

Mini top handle bags: Mini bags are back. Apparently no-one was able to part with them. Look for mini bags in all forms and watch for the explosion of mini lady bags. The single top handle satchel in a shrunken size is all the rage in the new year.

Investment dressing: There is a return to classic pieces which can be worn year after year. Look for high quality pieces which create a wardrobe and transcend trends. Also, look for brands and designers who are more conscious of the environment and treat their workers well. This can be tricky, there is a learning curve we are all trying to absorb. We can work on this together.

Anonymous handbags: The hottest handbags are the ones people have to ask you about. Look for emerging designers or designers who don’t splash their label all over the bag. Think Mansur Gavriel, Demellier, Polene, and any clean looking bag. Only those who know, know.

Wide leg and flare jeans: Wide leg and flare jeans are where it’s at in the new year! Think 1970s chic.

Unidentifiable belt buckles: Look for high-quality, long-lasting belts with buckles that don’t give away the brand or designer too easily. The triangle from Bottega Veneta is OK, but you don’t want obvious logos on your buckle.

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Well, there you have it! Which trends are you excited to ditch in the new year, and which ones are you excited to embrace as we move into 2023?

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Color of the year 2023 Viva Magenta

The color of 2023 is here! Pantone announced last week that the new color of the year for 2023 is “Viva Magenta.” This saturated hue combines pink and red to create a color found in nature that we can all love.

There are many variations of Viva Magenta in fashion as move into 2023. We will have choices between shades of pink and red, as well as shades of magenta. There will be a lot of choices from this color family. So, if Magenta isn’t your thing, but you love more of a true red or pink, you’re in luck! Your color will be out there!

I found a few fabulous items around the web in shades of magenta to kick off the new color of the year. I hope you love them!

How do you plan to wear Viva Magenta? I have my eyes on that sweater shown above, and I have a scarf I plan to put back into circulation. It is such a pretty color!

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Ballet Flats for 2023

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Shoe trends 2023: Ballet Flats /

Ballet flats are back! They are already starting to hit the streets, and for 2023, they will be on fire! This means it is time to dig into the back of your closet and pull out every pair of ballet flats you can find. If they are in good condition, great! If not, see if you can polish them up and make them good as new. If they are beyond repair, recycle them and look for at least one new pair for 2023.

The pair pictured above, I recently purchased for my daughter. They are black and classic, plus they are priced under $100. Love that! If you don’t already own a pair of black or neutral ballet flats, I highly recommend starting off with a black or neutral pair you can wear often. When the spring season hits, if you want to add a fun color or pattern, go for it! Ballet flats will be hot during the spring and summer seasons, you may want at least two pairs!

If you have foot issues like me, there are ballet flats out there with arch support. You can also add your own arches for support. When the spring season starts to roll onto store shelves after Christmas, we will start to see more ballet flat options. So, if you don’t already have a pair, or you want to invest in a new pair but cannot find what you want, it is ok. Sit tight, and wait for the new year, there will be plenty of choices!

Do you like ballet flats? If this a trend you plan to rock, or skip?

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