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Tie dye for spring 2019

spring 2019 fashion trends tie dye trend

Spring 2019 fashion trends tie dye trend from top left: rainbow tee / maxi dress / 1970 style tie dye tee / retro style tie dye tee / self tie skirt /

Despite the fact that the 1980s and 1990s dominated the spring 2019 runways, there was one huge trend from the late 1960s, and bulk of the 1970s, that sprinkled the runways in New York, Paris, Milan and London; tie-dye. That’s right! Our childhood summer camp activity is currently high fashion. It’s time to grab our Grateful Dead records, dust off our turn-tables, and peace out in tie-dye.

Out of all the spring 2019 fashion trends, tie-dye is the most fun. You can buy white clothing or accessories and host a tie-dye party at your house, where you can create your new spring wardrobe; or you can attend summer camp and make your own designs while enjoying nature! Or, you can be like most of us who will purchase something with a tie dye design from the store. 😉

Tie-dye for spring 2019 is being found on everything you can imagine. Designers didn’t limit the hippie print to tee’s. You can rock your colorful tie-dye, or two-tone tie-dye, on any article of clothing or accessory your heart desires. There are tee’s, skirts, jackets, pants, dresses, jumpsuits, shoes, scarves, handbags; you name it!

For the spring 2019 season, I am eyeing both dresses and skirts with tie-dye prints on them. I already did the tie-dye tee thing in the 1970s and 1980s. This time around, I think it would be fun to rock tie-dye on something unexpected; and to me, anything other than a traditional tee is unexpected.

The tie-dye trend is reminiscent for me. I was a small child in the 1970s and I grew up in Marin County. We had a ton of hippies in Marin, and they turned into aging hippies in the 1980s; which was the decade where I spent the bulk of my childhood. We had hippies everywhere. There were people in tie-dye driving bugs and hippie vans all over the place. While my family was conservative, seeing a hippie trend does take me back to my childhood; which was peaceful and fun. I love a trend that sparks happy memories!

Shop the tie-dye trend for spring 2019:

What do you think of the tie-dye trend? Is this something you plan to wear? If so, which type of clothing do you plan to rock the tie-dye trend in?

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Trends for fall 2018 from the New York Fashion Week runways

Tadashi Shoji fall 2018 runway NYFW. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

The last model has walked off the catwalk in New York for fall 2018, and the fashion world is left with a whole new set of trends to covet for the next cold weather season. While some trends from spring 2018 proved to have staying power into fall 2018, many others fell by the wayside. To replace them, new trends have emerged for fall 2018, and they are nothing short of fabulous.

There are so many hot trends for the fall 2018 season from New York Fashion Week, I could write a book! So, to streamline things, here are the top five trends for fall 2018 from the New York Fashion Week runways.

New York Fashion Week handbag trends fall 2018: small circle and box bags

Just In XX fall 2018 runway NYFW. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

Small bags dominated the runways for fall/winter 2018/2019. The most spotted type of runway handbags for the new cold weather season were small circle bags, and small box bags. These two styles also proved to be hot on the streets for spring 2018 at New York Fashion Week, so these are the two handbag styles to invest in now; just don’t wear them cross body! Over the shoulder, or hand-held please!

New York Fashion Week color trends fall 2018: yellow and blue make green

Dan Liu fall 2018 NYFW runway. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

Ultra Violet may be the color of the year, and it did make an appearance on the runways, but the real color stars on the fall 2018 runways at New York Fashion Week were yellow, blue, and green. Look for bold shades of royal and midnight blue, mustard, soft sunshine, military green, and light forest green. Red is sitting happily in 4th place.

New York Fashion Week fashion trends fall 2018: pump up the volume

Taoray Wang fall 2018 NYFW runway. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

Gone are the days of basic long sleeves. Sleeves for fall 2018 are pumped up. Look for varying shapes of volume in sleeves and shoulders; as well as separated or partly detached sleeves. Sleeves and shoulders are your way to make a statement this fall.

New York Fashion Week coat trends fall 2018: the redefined trench

Romeo Hunte fall 2018 NYFW. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

Classic trench coats are all well and good, but for fall 2018 look for the redefined trench coat. Coats are belted with exaggerated lines, shoulders, and sleeves. Look for a statement making trench coat this fall!

New York Fashion Week shoe trends fall 2018: metallic shoes

A Detacher fall 2018 NYFW runway. Photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

While metallic handbags and clothing have faded into the background for fall 2018, metallic shoes are staying strong. Look for silver shoes and metallic autumn colors on footwear.

Of course, there are way more then five trends from the New York Fashion Week runways for the fall/winter 2018/2019 season. These just happen to be the five most noticeable trends from the runways. The decades of influence were the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. In addition to these trends, look for more purple, plaid, ponchos, open toe shoes, pointy toe shoes, ankle boots, small satchels, handheld handbags, berets, hooded outerwear, fur trimmed hoods, athleisure, urban influences, soft prints, ankle length skirts, full length trousers and pants (no more cropped), beadwork, brown and orange worn together, blue and purple worn together, natural makeup looks, sleek hairstyles, peplum, and more!

Which trend or trends from the fall 2018 are you looking forward to wearing next season?

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Faux fur fall 2017 | coats and jackets

faux fur fall 2017

pictured: faux fur coat / handbag / jeans (old, similar here) / booties (old, similar here)

Faux fur is a huge trend for the fall 2017 season. It was splashed all over the fall/winter 2017/18 runways, and it is taking the streets by storm. This is one runway-to-the-streets trend which cannot be ignored.

I love faux fur fall 2017. The faux fur coats, and faux fur jackets, we are seeing for the fall 2017 season are lighthearted, fun, soft, and so very cozy! There is absolutely no reason to seek out real fur, faux fur has so many more options, is just as soft and cozy, costs less then real fur, and no animals are harmed in the making of it. Love that!

The faux fur fall 2017 trend is two-fold; when it comes to coats, look for styles which hit around the knee. If you are looking more for a faux fur jacket, look for shorter styles which hit at the belt. You may also start to see shoulder pads inside faux fur coats, and faux fur jackets, this fall 2017 season. The 80’s are starting to creep into pockets of fashion, so be on the lookout for powerful, but never exaggerated, shoulders.

Styles of faux fur coats, and faux fur jackets, for the fall 2017 season range from classic, luxurious black, to avant-garde and playful prints, chevron patterns, stripes, and bold hues. Why not brighten up a dreary fall or winter day with a brightly colored, faux fur coat!? Love!

There are faux fur coats and faux fur jackets in all price ranges this autumn season. You can find many styles starting around $100, and for designer labels, you will see faux fur well above $1000. For a good quality, soft, warm and cozy faux fur cover-up, I would recommend looking around in the $250 price range; and up. I have noticed some of the styles under $250 may shed. If you happen upon a faux fur coat or jacket which sheds, you can store it in the freezer overnight before wearing it. This usually helps keep the shedding to a minimum.

Faux fur fall 2017 can be worn casually, or dressed up. This is a great trend because you can invest in one fabulous coat, and wear it for any occasion! Faux fur can be worn with jeans, or over a cocktail dress; it is so versatile! With jackets, the versatility is limited. If you go for a faux fur jacket which has a moto or stadium jacket cut, then it may be too casual to pair with an evening ensemble. If you are looking for something to wear for any occasion, I would recommend a coat versus a jacket. BUT, if you want something on trend, for casual days, a jacket is a great way to go. It is up to you and how you think you will wear it this fall season.

Here are a few faux fur jackets and faux fur coats around the web, you can shop now. I hope you love them!

Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉