We all know that keeping up with the seasons fashion trends seems a bit… tedious… well, for some. I just so happen to love looking through designers collections and comparing the trending styles of the seasons. I love watching fashion shows on my Apple TV. There is this network called Made to Measure that shows nothing but fashion inspired television. You’d have to be a diehard fashion eater to sit there and watch it for as long as I do. Anyhow, I figured if you don’t have the time and would like me to lend a helping hand to plug you in on what’s trending straight off the runway… then that’s exactly what you’re going to get.
Now you do know this blog wouldn’t be right if I didn’t just happen to fall across cheaper pricing and share it with you. I found some trending styles just floating around at our favorite fashion stores and I wonder… would we have totally overlooked it because some of these “trends” are… um, some would call… OLD! In a good way though…
Soft Denims & Chambray has been noticeably trending since over a few seasons now. Many people wore it because it was already in their wardrobe, like a chambray skirt I had ever since my 12th grade year in high school. IN other words, chambray is clearly a keeper. It’s light denim feel would definitely wear well through to the summer… it’s not heavy and thin enough for the fabric to breathe.
2. FREE PEOPLE
Wrap Dresses & Skirts are another oldie, but goody. One of my favorite designers, Diane von Furstenberg was the first designer to put the wrap dress in the spotlight. It’s classic and when draped correctly shows off the hourglass shape of any woman no matter what shape or size she is.
Actual Camisole with Lace link.
Lingerie is clearly not just for the bedroom anymore. Soft camisoles (silks, satins, etc.) have actually been used in our daily wardrobes for years. Business woman wearing suits on the job have been known to wear them under blazers or jackets. Think of how it’s buttoned up with just a peek of the fabric generally used for covering the cleavage.
The X factor… the “new” IT shape, was used by major designers, like Jason Wu, Givenchy and Derek Lam. Kind of comparable to the off-the-shoulder look, which seems to be quite favorable on the runway as well.
5. RIVER ISLAND
Guess what part of this dress is being featured… the Ruffles. Ruffles are back in. Can you believe it? All I can think of is me, wearing my rollerblades and skating with my sister on Saturdays at Hot Wheels Skating Rink. You can’t deny that ruffles is the ultimate girly addition to any outfit along with bedazzling and bows, lol. I actually can see this trend sticking around.
With the Top 5 trends I’ve listed above, those seem to be my favorites. Other current trends are:
Plaid, 70’s Inspired Suede, Victorian Inspired, Spanish Influenced (bold reds), Flat Mules, Paper Bag Waist (I;d like to do a feature on this look… I’m in love with these bottoms), the Half Moon Bag, Jacked White Shirt, Pleats, Netting, Marled Knits, Tangerine/Orange, Cold Shoulders and Sparkle/Shimmer/Shine pieces.
What you should keep in mind is, all these styles have been out for years, but it just takes the right person… or designer to say, “hey… let’s revisit this look and popularize it again”. My point is, fashion rarely changes and fashion is what you introduce or reintroduce into your wardrobe.