As New York fashion week comes to a close today, let’s examine some of the trends that we have seen (more specifically the trends that I’m personally excited about).
1. Metalics — more specifically gold. aka bejeweled. if nothing else shiny and sparkly which makes my eyes so very happy.
2. Menswear for chics — the boyfriend sweater (everybody loves it), a tailored blazer (pulls together an outfit instantly)
3. Minimalism. Black is the new black, yes that’s right. Black will never go out of style. It’s simple, it’s elegant, it goes with every skin tone and hair color and it’s slimming. In addition to a little black dress, I’d highly recommend, a little black sweater, a little black jacket, a little black blouse, and a little black v-neck tee.
4. 50’s inspired clothing – long pencil skirts and hourglass silhouettes (yes, although you may not see it watching the models on the runway many women actually have curves…and boobs and enjoy clothing that is tailored to accommodate that). Thank you Christina Hendricks.
5. Purple make-up — yeah so anyone that knows me, knows that I often like to match my eye make up to my outfit and as it turns out I have a lot of purple shirts.
6. “I don’t care” hair — I can’t tell you how long I’ve waited for this look to come into fashion, I knew if I waited long enough, people would see the charm in the look that says ‘my hair hasn’t seen a comb in days and maybe I slept on it and maybe it’s a bit frizzy and perhaps I just got caught in a windstorm’. Shiny and sleek has never been my thing. The funny thing is that I know now magazines will be writing articles about how to style your hair to look like you “don’t care”. Trust me, it’s easier to just not care, and the look will be achieved all on it’s own.
And of course there is the saying, “out with the old, and in with the new” so I will take a moment to mention trends I’m ready to NEVER SEE AGAIN.
1. Shirt dresses — over them, maybe because I can never ever find ones that fit me well.
2. Pantsuits and rompers — let’s just keep the pants and shirts separate people. If a piece of clothing makes going to the bathroom a hassle, I say no thank you.
3. Crocs — the bane of my existence. Can we please, please, PLEASE move on. They aren’t even that comfortable, and even if they were they are so hideous it’s actually offensive to my eyes. And the fact that they come in bright colors and you can add charms (or flair if you will) to them makes them even worse. Any shoe that you can just hose down does not belong on the streets, it belongs in your garden, where no one has to see it.
disturbing isn't it?
4. Leggings as pants — ok I adore leggings: they come in all different colors, some are dressy, some are casual, some have lace trim, some have buttons, some are short, some are long, and let’s face it, I will take any opportunity I can to wear soft pants in public. But leggings are made for tunics, and long shirts. No one wants to see the outline of your crotch. It’s a little intimate, I don’t care what American Apparel says.
too much crotch
5. Lesbians (or young boys for that matter) with Justin Beiber’s haircut. If you don’t believe that it’s a trend, please see the following: