Must-Have Spring 2019 Trends

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Winter has officially overstayed its welcome, and we are totally over it. Leave the monochromatic earth tones in the past as we retire past trends for a mix of patterns, prints, and power pastels. From feather flair to Cali-inspired tie-dye, high-end biker shorts, and ‘itty bitty teeny weeny’ handbags, these are the key trends to ready your wardrobe for the spring 2019 season. Here’s Fashion Reverie’s biggest spring 2019 trends:

Crochet Craze

A resort wardrobe need, this nautical bohemian trend is making a high impact on fashion. From hippie chic to modern luxury, the crochet granny-inspired trend will make her proud. The woven options are endless from matching sets, tops, rompers, bikinis, bags, and berets. Victoria Beckham, JW Anderson, Oscar de la Renta, and Phillip Lim are just a few of the designers integrating this delicate dainty craftwork into their collections.

Biker Shorts

Designers Chanel, Fendi, Prada, Jacquemus, and Roberto Cavalli have taken this trend to a new level with animalistic prints, bold colors, embroidered designs, and unique fabrications. Once considered a fashion don’t, cycling shorts are the new short of 2019. Kardashian-approved, biker shorts are not only for the gym. This athletic-inspired trend is still gaining traction and will continue to popularize within the year. Is it possible that biker shorts will replace leggings?

Feather Flair

Jump to a feather touch for spring 2019 as this couture silhouette offers sensuality and is anything but subtle. Designers No.21, MSGM, Oscar de la Renta, Celine, Saint Laurent, Burberry, Rochas, and Tom Ford are opting for this glamourous frou frou detail. Whether it’s ostrich or peacock feathers, this fun and whimsical embellishment is taking over the faux fur scene.

Zebra Print

Get close to the wild outback in this animal instinct take over. From classic coats, accessories, slouchy bags, and knee-high boots; Other Stories, Topshop, Phillip Lim are jumping on the safari train with inspired patterns. Although leopard and cheetah print are the go-to print, consider the cool girl alternative, zebra print. This new optical illusion animal print has been spotted on the streetwear queens themselves, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid.

Lavender Love

One might recall Ultraviolet as the color of the year for 2018, yet the range of hues are endless as pastels are popping on and off the runway. From lavender to eggplant, this purple pastel screams springtime.  Leave Millennial Pink in the past, as street styles are loving a softer, flattering, and feminine color.

Micro Mini Bag

Flooding our Instagram feeds, Simone Porte Jacquemus introduced his small, yet impactful tiny accessory. Bag lady, it’s time to downsize with this new microscopic nano “It” bag; as our accessories continue to shrink smaller and smaller opt to only bring the necessities. Welcome to the year of downsizing.

Tie Dye

Say goodbye to your monochromatic palette, as this tie dye renaissance is an unexpected spring trend. As “this year’s most woke trend,” Beyonce herself is embracing this psychedelic color comeback. Taking a more fashion-forward approach, the evolution of this creative handmade process has now elevated to high fashion status with couture fabrics, unexpected shapes, acid washes, denim applications, embellishments, and feminine silhouettes. A symbol of individuality and a reflection of freedom and hope, tie-dye is a representation of a peaceful future to come.

Silk Scarf Prints

Spring 2019 is the season of prints. In power print clashing glory, every designer is embracing statement prints and patterns. No longer just a standout accessory, designers have transformed traditional scarf motifs into elaborate creations. Known for its chic flair and retro styling this trend is a mix of travel, leisure, bohemian and Orientalist themes. Dominating accessible brands Zara and ASOS, silky and drape-like scarf prints have taken on the runway at Versace, Balenciaga, and Jacquemus.

—Courtney S. Wilkins

Fall 2019 Runway Trends

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With the end of March on the horizon, international fashion weeks have come to an end.  From fall 2019 runway shows in Paris and New York to London, Tokyo, and Milan, Fashion Reverie speculates on what fall 2019 trends will make consumers’ pulses quicken. This season’s runways brought us a taste of everything from minimalism to saying au revoir to Karl Lagerfeld and his final runway collection for Chanel. Between the snowy streets of New York and the somber streets of Paris, the fall 2019 season was certainly an entirely different beast.

Hakan Akkaya images and Faith Connexion images courtesy of fashionweekonline.com and firstview.com

Glam Rock

It might not be the ‘70s in Britain anymore, but Glam Rock is back. Brands like Michael Kors, Faith Connexion and Hakan Akkaya brought the elevated rocker style to the runways. Rock on with your glitter and glam style.

Anna Sui, Kate Spade, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh images courtesy of fashionista.com, glamour.com, and vogue.com, respectively

Animal Print

From zebra prints to cheetah prints, the runways were animalistic this season. Designers were having a safari of a time with their fall 2019 collections and found in animal print patterns a great way to add some fun to collections that are minimalistic in tone.  It’s time to earn your stripes and spots.

Bibhu Mohapatra, Zimmerman, and Fendi images courtesy of stylecaster.com, fashionista.com, and wwd.com, respectively

Statement Necklines

For fall 2019, you will not need a diamond necklace to draw attention to your neckline. Sometimes, a good structured neckline is all you need. One-shoulder tops aren’t just for summer nights anymore.

Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, and Prabal Gurung images courtesy of crfashionbook.com, harpersbazaar.com, and vogue.it, respectively

Feathers

What was once an accent detail for Vegas showgirls and drag queens has become a gold standard for luxury dressing for fall 2019. Get pretty in plumage this fall and bust out your feathered dress. Marc Jacobs proved it is possible.

Fendi, The Row, and Boss images courtesy of vogue.com, gorunway.com, and crfashionbook.com, respectively

Beige

Beige has long been a wardrobe staple, so who would have though the classic color would be runway trend. This season, designers showed how many shades of beige are fashionable and that beige isn’t another boring workwear color. Thank you Fendi and Hugo Boss.

Off-White, Christian Cowan, and Victoria Beckham images courtesy of getty.com, Purple PR/Dan Lecca, and fashionista.com, respectively

Neon Heels

Neon color been a major trend for the past year, but for fall 2019 neon colors have transitioned from apparel to shoes. The granny church shoes are out the window, and we’re on our way to funky town. Talk about it, talk about it, talk about it!!

Marta Jakubowski, Sacai, and J. W. Anderson images courtesy of livingly.com, thefashionspot.com, and hypebeast.com, respectively

Deconstructed Knitwear

Knitwear is always a staple for fall collections; that said, for fall 2019 designers deconstructed knitwear silhouettes and rebuilt the knitwear built to create something original. Knots on knits were big this season thanks to J.W. Anderson doing a cable knit style tie on a jersey dress. This fantastic deconstructed knitwear garment gives consumers a new meaning to wrapping up.

Kristopher Fraser

2019 Fashion Trends for a Changing, Diverse Market

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There’s no denying that fashion is continuously evolving, but this year, the evolutions are set to take a much deeper turn. Forecasts reveal that the looks that will prevail in 2019 will no longer focus solely on the mainstream ideal of beauty. Instead, the spotlight will shift towards longstanding issues like functionality and female empowerment. The clothes will be more inclusive and diverse, too, as well as environmentally friendly. That said; there are a few of the fashion trends consumers should take note of this year.

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Eco-Friendly Clothes

There’s also a good chance that faux leather will become more popular in 2019. Several top fashion designers have committed to no longer include leather or animal fur in their fashion collections, bowing to environmentally friendly garments. Insider.com reports that Meghan Markle might have played a role in boosting the popularity of environmentally friendly clothes. This is especially significant because the newly minted Duchess of Sussex frequently incorporates ethical brands into her wardrobe. When Meghan Markle wore her Reformation sundress, it increased the number of visitors to the clothing company’s website, proving how vast and effective the “Markle Effect” is—with everything she wears selling out immediately. (Reformation is an affordable and sustainable clothing company that offers clothes made from eco-friendly materials, using sustainable methods.) Other celebrities who wear sustainable fashion include Emma Watson, Jessica Alba, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Fancy flats 

While Halpern, Ashish, and David Koma had models in their recent runway shows walking in high heels and stilettos, Valentino, Simone Rocha, and Temperley London had models walking in more reasonable shoes. Refinery29.com predicts that the days of wobbly heels, along with shoes that give anyone who wears them blisters, will become a thing of the past. Practical options like sandals and high-heeled boots will come into the limelight. Designer thong-style slides will also make a fashionable return and will be especially prominent during the warmer months.

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Plus-size fashion

It used to be that curvy women found it challenging to find clothes that would flatter their figure without compromising comfort and style. But in the last few years, things have taken a better turn as more commercial brands started producing collections for the plus-size market. This is a trend that can be seen at the retail site womanwithin.com, which has a wide range of plus-size clothing from top brands including Ellos and Jessica London. This year, vogue.com predicts plus-size clothing will become more daring, following the launch of Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Valentine’s collection. The fashion line features sexy lingerie, such as sheer-patterned bralettes and revealing bodysuits that are available for all body sizes. Body shaming, it seems, is fast becoming a thing of the past. Remember, 2019 is all about body acceptance.

Tommy Hilfiger’s Adaptive Fashion image courtesy of transfermaster.com

Clothing labels for people with disabilities

According to 2017 data from bustle.com, details how many Americans have a disability. A new survey indicates the number is higher than most people realize, more than one in eight Americans have a disability, which means roughly 40 million people in the US, have a severe impairment. Despite this number, only a handful of stores in the country produce inclusive and adaptive clothing. That said; this is changing with leading brands like Tommy Hilfiger, who launched clothing lines aimed at “balancing fashion with function and offering clothes that adapt to the wearer. ”Consumer trends analyst Stacy Bingle has also found that adaptive apparel is a growing market. “It’s part of an overall trend that we’re seeing, with consumers who have been underrepresented in the past are really getting a greater voice,” she said.

2019 will see more clothing labels adapting to the needs of individuals with disabilities. Timeless by Heather Hills is a great example, with collections that help women maintain a sense of style if they fall ill or become injured. “I think it’s really important for people that they don’t lose that sense of dignity, that sense of pride in themselves—and that they have the ability to wear something that makes them look and feel great,” explains co-founder Hayley Clarke.

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These are only a few of the latest trends you need to look out for this year. Stay tuned to Fashion Reverie. We detail all the latest news from the fashion industry, from the most recent trends to our highly coveted fashion features, to reviews from fashion weeks around the world, to incredible style from your favorite celebrities during red-carpet season.

—Staff

Snuggly Winter Coat Trends

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Baby, it’s still cold outside, and you wouldn’t want to be caught dead without winter’s most important investment, coats. Although most retailers have started to markdown their winter inventory to make room for their spring arrivals, be sure to take advantage of on-sale winter garments. No fashionista will want to miss this haul as cold temperatures continue.Whether it’s functional or chic, it’s time to let outerwear do the talking as “layering reveals personal style,” states Dairia Harvin. From high street to high end, fashionistas have taken these laid-back cozy choices to new glam heights. These are Fashion Reverie’s comfiest trends for the season.

Photos of Mary Katrantzrou, TOBI, and Tibi coats courtesy of elle.com, TOBI, and elle.com, respectively

Kaleidoscope Faux FursThis season one of the biggest trends was faux fur. Bring a little technicolor into your wardrobe with these scaled primary tones. No longer hide behind the dull colors of fall/ winter, for these eye-catching cozy coats, add a luxurious style element to brighten your season.

“A big, cozy and warm fur coat can make your outfit look very stylish [especially when paired] with matching booties”, said Vanessa Salas, fashion blogger.

Photos of Attico, TOBI, and Frame courtesy of matchefashion.com, TOBI, and harpersbazaar.com

Classic Trench CoatsKnown for its chic practicality, trench coats have become the go-to trend for the past couple of seasons. However, this season’s best coat is full of new outlooks ranging from playful textures, cinched waistlines, oversized menswear-inspired lengths, and sculpted tailoring.

Photos of Puma, Pyer Moss, and TNA courtesy of huffingtopost.com, fashionist.com, and refinery29.com, respectively

Sport-Infused Puffers This streetwear approved trend has received the stamp of approval from every streetwear queen: Kendall Jenner, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner, and many more. Chanel, Versace, and Fila reboot this ultra-cool ‘90s style with oversized branded logos, cropped silhouettes, and stylish color block designs.

Photos of Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, and Prada courtesy of refinery.com

Animal Print ObsessionBack and better than ever, the revival of animal print on the runway goes beyond this retro kitty print. Although everyone might be obsessed with the return of leopard print, we noticed designers embracing snakeskin, zebra pattern, and even crocodile prints. These sophisticated animal prints have taken over as a fashion staple for this fall/winter season. There are endless options to pick from since this “Great Animal Print Revival” is this fall’s biggest print takeover trend.

Photos of TOBI, Reformation, The Arrivals, and Revolve courtesy of TOBI and glamour.com

Teddy Bear CoatsAs the number one must- have outerwear piece of the season, no one can deny the teddy jackets popularity. This 2019 winter, designers Christian Dior, Acne, Chloe, and of course most streetwear brands have brought your favorite childhood stuffed animal to fashion. Beyond the front row, this stylish fuzzy full-length coat is hard to resist. With every brand and retailer pushing these Instagram–worthy coats, one can expect tons of options—sherpa jackets, super soft faux fur, cropped bomber jackets, and fuzzy jackets.

—Courtney Wilkins

 

Fashion Reverie’s Fall/Winter 2018 Shoe Trends

Designers have heard our cries, finally, revamping die-hard trends consumers cannot live without. Fashion Reverie has curated some of the biggest and popular styles for fall/winter 2018 that are here to stay. Retire your old black boots and level up as shoe trends have taken on new heights. Fashion Reverie is here to help as we narrow down our favorite fall/winter shoes picks at every price point.

Images of N21, Free People, Tophop, Attico, and D&G courtesy of elle.com, refinery29.com, elle.com, refinery29.com, and whowhatwear.com, respectively

Into The WildThis season’s animal prints—from leopard spots to zebra stripes—are back with a vengeance. Female consumers are tapping into their wild side with these bold animal prints. Produced in a variety of shades, this trend is easy to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. Designers like Tom Ford, Balenciaga and Diane von Furstenberg fall/winter 2018 runways prowled with animal patterns 

Image of Topshop, Isabel, Jeffrey Campbell, Emporio, Ganni, and Free People courtesy of Topshop, elle.com, instyle.com, harpersbazarr.com, refinery.com, and thecut.com, respectively

Western BootiesIt’s time to saddle up in fall’s most wanted shoe trend. These cowboy boots aren’t just for your traditional cowgirls. With a fashion-forward twist of pastel hues and cut outs, you’ll want to pair this western style with your favorite little sundress and workwear basics. 

Images of Mango, Mary Yuul, Other Stories, and Coach courtesy of refinery29.com, nordstrom.com, glamour.com, respectively

Modern Mary Jane Back and better than ever, Mary Janes are now a functional staple in everyday wardrobe. With subtle touches and kitten heels, Mary Janes are leading towards more chunky heights.

Images courtesy of Philip Lim, The Row, Ulla Johnson, Prada and Ganni courtesy of hapersbazaar.com, instyle.com, cosmopolitan.com, whowhatwear.com, respectively

Bring On The BowsNo matter the placement, playful bows will no longer be deemed as the prim party heels for special occasions or nights out. Our obsession for the tiniest detail comes in many forms from neatly bow-fronted satin mules and knotted bows to twisted origami. As the sweetest and popular detail on international runways, opt to elevate your daytime wardrobe with this bow trend. 

Images or Saint Laurent, Ann Demeulemeester, and Jill Sander shoes courtesy of harpersbazaar.com

Square Toes Are BackThis is one daring silhouette, you’re not going to want to miss out on. Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Acne, and Gucci have evolved this funky trend into a must need trend of the season. Instead of trying to jam your poor little toes into pointed high heels this season, square toes will go down in history for their more squared-off logic and lady-like treatment.

Images of Preen, Simone Rocha, Prabal Gurung, Coach, Preen, Laurence courtesy of harpersbazaar.com and cosmopolitan.com

Furry Fuzzy ToesNo outfit shall be complete without this modern soft twist that is cool, quirky and by all means fashionable. No worries, this assortment of very fuzzy footwear appears in many faux fur and shearling options. Yet, the most important thing of all is that this trend will keep you super cozy this season.

Images of Need Supply, Chloe, Jacquemus, Topshop, and Balmain courtesy of refinery.com, harpersbazaar.com, thecut.com, and harpersbazaar.com, respectively

Top-Notch Heel ArtAlthough a subtle, minimalistic artful change, this heel trend will be the most impactful on the fashion industry. For fall/winter 2018, this heel trend transforms all types of ordinary shoes with architectural and sculptural details.

Images of Campbell, Paul Smith, Dior, Trademark, and Tory Burch courtesy of trademark.com, glamour.com, harpersbazaar.com, freepeople.com, and saksfifthavenue.com, respectively

TapestryThe options are endless as designers and brands prove this is not a fad, but bold staples that are here to stay. Designers will leave no stone unturned as they pull out all the stops to recreate these simple styles.

Images of ByFar, Prada, OffWhite, Oscar de la Renta, and Calvin Klein courtesy of refinery29.com, harpersbazaar.com, cosmopolitan.com, and urbanoutfitters.com, respectively

TechnicolorTechnicolor shall no longer be saved for the summer weekends. Embrace the rainbow, as color has made numerous appearance this fall/winter 2018 as an easy trend to incorporate. Designers such as Balenciaga, Pyer Moss, and Hermes to name a few are swapping out staple black boots for bold neon and high impact hues.

Images of Chromat, Montelliana, Proenza Schouler, Moncler, and Chloe courtesy of cosmopolitan.com, thecut.com, proenzaschouler.com, refinery29.com, whowhatwear.com

Take A HikeAs consumers drive the market, designers shift their focus to consumer needs for functional and practical wear. From thick-soled platforms to space-age silhouettes, fashion lovers everywhere will love these revised details for combat boots.

—Courtney Wilkins

 

 

Spring 2019 Trends from New York, Paris, London, and Milan Fashion Weeks

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The spring 2019 runway season is coming to a close, and there has been a buffet of glamour on the catwalk. Of course, the question on everyone’s lips is what to wear come spring 2019 and what is on trend? If you’re one of those people that need to plan your spring purchases in advance, Fashion Reverie has you covered. Here were some of Fashion Reverie’s favorite trends from the spring 2019 runways.

Images courtesy of Tom Ford spring 2019 and R13 spring 2019 courtesy of livingly.com and hauteliving.com, respectively

FringeWestern styles were front and center this season, with the continuing trend of fringe being one of runways’ most noticeable details. It appeared on everything from jackets to handbags. It is clear that fringe will be roaming free come spring 2019.

Images of Chanel spring 2019, Calvin Klein spring 2019, and Thom Browne spring 2019 courtesy of theimpression.com, calvinklein.com, and numero.com, respectively

Let’s Go to the Beach!We hope you’ve planned beach vacation, because there are plenty of fashion options for you for spring 2019. From Calvin Klein to Chanel, designers were inspired by beach travels this year, and wanted to make sure that customers were ready to lounge around in style. Resort season now goes beyond winter holiday, it is a year round endeavor, which designers are beginning to realize. So grab your beach bags and your best outfit.

Images of Fendi Spring 2019 and Roberto Cavalli spring 2019 courtesy of fashionista.com and vogue.com

Bike ShortsOkay, so this was one that caught Fashion Reverie by surprise, but bike shorts were all the rage on the runway this season. (Kim Kardashian has already been spotted flaunting some very stylish biker shorts.). While some might not consider it the most flattering trend, bike shorts have become a designer’s favorite.

Images of Tom Ford spring 2019 and Kate Spade spring 2019 courtesy of thehollywoodreporter.com and theroot.com, respectively

HeadscarvesThe higher the head scarf, the closer to God! If you’re looking for a new way to top off your outfit next season, headscarves are in vogue, again. Headscarves are no longer just a nighttime accessory; they are now back as a fashion trend.

Images of Celine spring 2019, Elder Statesman spring 2019, and Greta Constantine courtesy of thenewyorker.com,vogue.com, and wwd.com, respectively

80s Love AffairDesigners are still having a field day with 80s’ nostalgia, showcasing everything from stonewashed denim to oversized sweaters. Big-shouldered blazers were all the rage at Hedi Slimane’s debut show for Celine—although his collection wasn’t met with applause. The eighties was the height of maximalism in fashion, so it’s no wonder in an era where maximalism is in full force, designers have turned back the hands of time.

Images of Christian Cowan spring 2019, ALC spring 2019, and A. F. Vandervorst spring 2019 courtesy of Purple PR, vogue.com, and thefashionspot.com, respectively

Black and WhiteFashion has always had a love affair with neutral tones. In other words, when in doubt, black and white is a go-to look that works. However, this season fashion’s love affair with neutrals wasn’t your mother’s white dress shirt and black skirt. From chessboard patterns to plaids and stripes, the fashion industry demonstrated how to wear black and white without looking like you are going to a funeral or a corporate meeting. You can take a minimalist approach to color and still be eye-catching. 

Images of Badley mischka spring 2019, marc Jacobs spring 2019, and Christian Siriano spring 2019 courtesy of Badgleymischka.com, elle.com, and lofficielusa.com, respectively

Oversized Evening Dresses

This isn’t your grandma’s ball gown. The next time you have a gala, red carpet, or black tie affair, you can be the bell of the ball in a gown the size of the Liberty Bell. While evening wear and red-carpet attire is usually known for making a statement, designers took a big play on proportions this season with oversized gowns that’s equivalent to small tents. It’s big, bold, and beautiful.

—Kristopher Fraser

Trendy, Quirky Bags for Summer 2018 Festival Season

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As the summer craze begins to take over, we find ourselves weaving in and out of festival foot traffic. Shine all summer, as you put to rest your overworked winter visage. Whether you’re going to your fave concert, attending a local carnival, or taking a much needed flashy trip to the Bahama, take time off with Fashion Reverie’s list of summer festival bags.This summer be more innovative and reinvent your stereotypical handbag. As the perfect vacation accessory, Fashion Reverie looks to changes and trends in summer handbags. Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, Jeremy Scott ,and Fendi are just a few designers that are offering quirky insane looks for a more fresh outlook. The biggest trend thus far is retro logo tagging, found all over runways and branded clothing. “Mix casual and classic pieces … add a little bit of edge to a classic look”, said Tiffany Groh Cummins, Fashion, Film and Lifestyle publicist at TRC & Associates. No matter the trend, you shall be deemed most fashionable this season.

Images clockwise of Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Lanvin, Prada, Moschino and Emporio Armani bags courtesy of vogue.com

Designers crave adoration from consumers. What better way to show them love than with a nostalgic logo bag.? Fendi, Dior, and Gucci are a few designers taking us back to a retro era with their interpretation of monogram logos. Designer tagging is definitely on trend. “If done tastefully [logo tagging] will be the primary way that your popularity grows. The younger generation [is] a little detached from luxury brands … it’s [these] minute splash accessories for street wear that says ‘I’m not trying too hard,” explains Cummins.

Images clockwise of Chanel, Chanel, Martin Margiela, Valentino, and Emporio Armani bags courtesy of vogue.com

Expose your goodies, in this see-through clear PVC bag that has a fun sporty aesthetic. Take this on-the-go accessory as you head to the beach, weekend trip, or hanging out at a street vendor festival. Be sure to choose wisely as this see-me-not trend is more about what you carry than what you’re carrying. If you have a love for fun-printed pouches, try pairing this trend with colorful pastel wallets or dainty coin purses for a layering visual effect.

Images clockwise Giambattista Valli, Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Jacquemus, Marc Jacobs, and Creatures of the Wind bags courtesy of vogue.com

First came the classic fanny pack, called marsupial bags in Europe. But, now it’s all about the itty bitty belt bags. Update this classic trend as fanny pack silhouettes have taken a super micro approach. Deemed high fashion, these tiny totes are here for a bold statement. “[This] fashion statement and trend is easy to carry, and holds all the essentials,” said Cummins.

Images clockwise of TIBI, Louis Vuitton, Martin Margiela, Moschino, MSGM, and Fenty bags courtesy of vogue.com

Backpacks are still in and are here to stay. This quick and easy accessory is perfect as you look for adventures at summer’s music and film festivals. Double the size, as this accessory goes from your scheduled routine to the perfect travel bag as you head cross country for a memorable music or film festival.

Images clockwise of Altazurra, Christian Dior, Fendi, Christian Dior, Roksanda, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana bags courtesy of vogue.com

It’s all about the hoop handles, whether it’s for minimal function or an unconventional art-inspired way. Take your pick of this trend; as there are various blends, fabrications, and manipulations to have you stand out from the madding crowd.

—Courtney S. Wilkins

Summer 2018 Sneaker Trends

Ugly dad trainers sneaker images courtesy of topshop, barneys.com, netaporter.com, zara.com, and netaporter.com, respectively

To be the coolest kid on the block, you have to own all the most fly kicks. Sneakerheads, whether male or female, tap into pop culture with a throwback to childhood. This playful approach to sneakers centers around street-approved sneakers which gives the wearer street cred or at the least maintaining a whimsical approach to style.Deemed both fashionable and functional, sneakers are any fast-paced cities guilty pleasure. Even the fashion conscious seek daily comfort; yet, looks to more innovative and glam shoes to stand out among the crowd and other sneaker enthusiast.

Retro style sneaker images courtesy of ivogue.com, shopbop.com, and netaporter.com, respectively

“In the United States 75% of sneakers are bought for aesthetics and lifestyle [rather] than performance”, says Elinor Block of Who What Wear. As a continuing spring/summer street style trend, Fashion Reverie explores the lifestyle aesthetic that brands sneakers as a staple to daily lives.Many designers have adapted street style due to the rise of fashion and sport- enthusiast consumers, who inspire this continuing street style trend. Brands such as Balenciaga, Chanel, and Gucci have revamped the `80s, ‘90s and ‘00s nostalgia, and have now become recognizable for their retro influence of logo tagging on sneakers.

              Vintage and logo-inspired sneaker images courtesy of the respective brands

“Individuals aren’t buying into luxury lifestyle anymore, especially [the younger generation]. [Our generation] doesn’t care about the fancy things, we want to wear things that look cool and speak to our personality”, said fashion journalist Dairia Harvin,.

Chunky sneakers images are courtesy of vogue.com, ssense.com, and netaporter.com, respectively

Sneakerheads fuel the fashion industry’s obsession with streetwear. Inspired by the classic sneaker style of modern looks and minimal detail, designers have recreated a luxury edge. In search of the latest kicks finally, Fashion Reverie has curated some fantastic summer sneakers that fits consumers ever-evolving palette for style and modern sensibility.

Futuristic sneaker images courtesy of nordstrom.com, netaporter.com, urbanoufitters.com, matchesfashion.com, and ssense.com, respectively

Step into spring/summer in nostalgic add-ons of disco glitter, or knitted fabric elements within retro and classic trainer styles. Whatever your choice, these unisex stylings will not disappoint and are back by popular demand. As designers tap into 80s street style mixed with glam embellishments, retailers now offer affordable, limited editions for fashionable consumers. Which trend are you rocking this season?—Courtney Wilkins

 

 

Spring 2018 West Coast Bridal Trends

Images courtesy of Amsale/The Knot, Victoria Kyriakides/The Knot,  Ines di Santo, and Lakum/Kurt Wilberding, respectively

When you think West Coast bride, what comes to mind? Is it her flower child freedom, her minimalistic style, or non-traditional look? With continuous scrolls of wedding content, designers seek out the newest trends that are driving the market as seasons come and go. Fashion Reverie examines the standout trends for the West Coast, that cater to every aesthetic. A full-coverage on the spring 2019 bridal season, highlighting ‘it trends’ for our brides to be will is a mainstay of Fashion Reverie’s coverage. As the creative style on the West Coast is anything but traditional, bridal fashion-forward aesthetic is rapidly evolving. For the 2019 bridal season, Fashion Reverie looks to the West Coast to see which top trends will be taking over this season.

               Images courtesy of THEIA, Inbal Dror, and Lakum, respectively

Bridal designers are now catering to the individualistic, creative mind. A premiere source for bridal fashion inspiration, designers continue to cross boundaries redefining the classic bridal market. Dresses that have an effortless chic with accentuated necks and exposed backs for a particular minimalist approach. Trends are changing … style is changing and so is this billion dollar market. From pastels, shimmer, modern edge, capes, and floating statement sleeves the West Coast style enhances simplicity with confidence. Although many of the pieces aren’t traditional, the elongated length of the garments still resemble that “bridal look”. Fashion Reverie looks to Los Angeles boutiques who cater to every unique individual—from Jin Wang, Mon Amie, Marina Morrison, Vera Wang Bride, Panache Bridal, Allure Brides, and the only West Coast bridal fashion trade show, The Knot.These bridal boutiques are stocked full of bridal collections that can appeal to that West Coast bride with three standout trends. For shimmer and shine look to bridal brands Berta, Mira Zwillinger, Naeem Khan and Mark Zunino with Zunino and Berta having a strong West Coast presence.

Images courtesy of Alexandra Greco/Greg Finck, Inbal Dror/Maria Valentinio/MCV Photo, Christo Costarellos/Loho Bride, and Rime Arodsky/The Knot, respectively

For more a masculine design aesthetic look to such brands as Justin Alexander and newcomer Gracy Accad. And for that destination beach or resort nuptial no bridal brands serves that occasion better than Carol Hannah. All these brands that are non-traditional in their approach can be found in a variety of West Coast bridal boutiques.—Courtney S. Wilkins

West Coast Spring 2018 Fashion Trends

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There’s a prettier, softer mood in the air from power pastels to summer sequins. Is it too soon to say spring? Well, not quite, yet. As fashion industry leaders abandon winter dress-codes behind, some head to the West Coast for more temperate climates with East Coast temperatures still being chilly. Naturally, New York and Los Angeles have a lot in common, yet, there’s an ongoing rivalry between the two fashion capitals. California’s relaxed lifestyle enlists individuals to make LA style their own. The style is fresh, yet laid-back, with a slight play on sensuality contributing to a feminine edge. Fashion Reverie looks to the trending street styles in Los Angeles and this season is bound to be full of energy, optimism, and bold fashion moments.

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Micro-Shades
Kanye West approved, the teeny-tiny sunglasses are a hit both on and off the runway. The perfect accessory, 90s–inspired tiny sunglasses are the most iconic trend straight off the catwalk. Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton this season have revived the micoframes for a comeback.

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Sequins
Why limit sequins for just special occasions? There’s plenty of glitter to go around for everyone. This glitzy statement shall be the focal point all season long. Go all out and outshine with this bold sequined trend. If this sparkly ensemble is too much, try the Cinderella shoe as an alternative.

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Lavender
“With the warm LA summers … There is something so timeless and classic about pastels; the color can be worn dressed up or down,” said Tandya Stewart, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger.Lavender has been deemed the most popular trend by spring 2018 runway shows, so own it. Breathing life into pastels and dusty tones, designers are committed to spring’s vibrant hues and rainbow brights.

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Plush Fur
A classic for its practicality, plush fur is a wardrobe staple for all LA natives. A new craze on the runway, designers ditch authenticity for faux fur of different proportions and funky prints.“Outerwear is huge in LA and I would say it is the number one trend. Especially lightweight trench coats; they are a necessity in [West Coast] weather. There’s a lot of blend of fabrications and materials [that designers] are being more experimental with”, said Samuel Taylor, creative director and founder of Silent Panda.

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Graphic Stripes
Eccentric graphic patterns are here to play. Whether they’re horizontal, vertical, thick or thin, these eye-catching stripes are having a moment. Dominate the graphic stripes trend with a full head-to-toe look, separates with strong lines or colorful silhouettes. “Exaggerated graphic stripes are everywhere,” said Samuel Taylor.

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Matching Sets
“Canadian Tuxedos, denim jackets paired with denim jeans is currently and always trending in L.A”, said Tandya Stewart. If you love the Canadian Suit, try this fresh update on matching sets this spring. Opt for something more subtle rather than a perfectly tailored suit.—Courtney S. Wilkins

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