Trend Report: Minibags for the 2019 Summer Music Festival Season

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Rising temperatures mean sweet tea, sweet summer fun, and sweet music. Summer music festival season is in full swing which means it’s time for summer music festival season shopping. No outfit is complete without a good bag, but no one is trying to carry around an entire hobo bag when they are getting their groove on at a music festival.

 Fashion Reverie has curated a set of size appropriate bags for you to carry around that can carry your essentials but won’t get in the way of summer fun. Remember, mini bags were all the rage on the runways this season. So it’s time to downsize!!

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Boohoo Faux Croc Mini Bag

Say hello to accessories with crocodile flare with this mini bag from Boohoo. This faux croc bag will pair well with a white fedora or your floral crown as you party. Good thing music festival season is before Labor Day, so you can wear all the white you want.

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Balenciaga Red Explorer Strap Pouch

Balenciaga has given you a technical pouch in red for utilitarian chic. This bag may look fit for camping, but it’s the perfect compact size to survive a music festival day.

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Versace Pink Small Logo Neck Pouch

A good neck pouch is a smart way to keep your belongings close to your chest. It also makes for a quick grab and go for your Chapstick. Complete that glamming it up look for Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado with this neck pouch.

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Fendi Red Flat Pouch

This ‘Romano’ grained calfskin bifold pouch in red will help you turn up the heat. Summertime can be hot, and your accessories should be too! Festival season is time to get fiery red with your outfits, and this one does that for you, literally.

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Fila Mini Shoulder Bag

Fila has become fashionable as everyone is still loving nineties nostalgia. Get your 90s vibe on during music festival season with this mini shoulder bag featuring their signature F logo. It’s logomania, darlings!

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Off-White Diagonal Camera Bag

It is an actual bag for your digital camera, so it’s easy access to snap away during music festival season. Sometimes we all want a little higher quality than our cellphones provide. Don this for your photo-ops at Essence Festival this season while hip-hopping out to the latest jams.

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1017 Alyx 9SM Black Phone Buckle Bag

The art of subtlety has arrived with this bag from 1017 Alyx 9SM. Some music festivals are about a subtler approach to fashion, and a black bag goes with almost everything. Forecastle in Louisville is all about no hassle, so why not have a no hassle outfit.

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Miu Miu Pink Banana Fanny Pack

Let’s get pretty in pink for music festival season. This isn’t your dad’s fanny pack, but a fashion statement from Miu Miu with that ultra-feminine touch. Pair this bag with a Charli XCX-inspired outfit for Pitchfork Music Festival this season where the pop star will be performing.

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Givenchy Black Nano GV3 Pouch Bag

Go classic for music festival season with this grained and buffed goatskin shoulder bag. It’s a step above the traditional wallet on chain, but still a perfectly compact size. If you’re doing an all-black rock look for Railbird, which will be a country-rock mashup, then this bag will be your go-to.

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River Island Gold Glitter Underarm Mini Bag

Glitter is always a music festival season staple. Rather than adorn it on your body, why not adorn it on your handbag. This minibag from River Island will help you sparkle and shine underneath the music festival lights.

Kristopher Fraser

Warm Weather Is Luxury Minidress Season

This has been one of the coldest spring seasons in recent memory but before you complain about still needing your leather jackets in the middle of May, just remember that summer is just around the river bend. That means it’s also time to whip out your fun, flashy, and fine minidresses for the summer. Sunny skies are out, so it’s time to let your sculpted legs do the talking for you.

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Christian Cowan Zebra Print Sequin Dress

Summer is always a fun time to explore your love for prints. Zebra print is a hot pattern for the season, as evidenced by designer Christian Cowan at his spring/summer 2019 runway show. Give them the old razzle dazzle with some zebra flare.

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Oscar de la Renta One-Shoulder Silk Taffeta Dress

Amal Clooney brought added popularity to this minidress when she stepped out with her husband George Clooney. This silk taffeta number is perfect for summer cocktail parties when you want to make a statement. You may not be married to an Oscar-winning actor, but you can still look like you are.

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Paule Ka Feather Detail Cold-Shoulder Dress

For those who prefer a minimalist approach to color, but still want some fanciful details like ostrich feathers, Paule Ka is a great option. This cold-shoulder cutout dress comes with snap-detachable ostrich feathers, so you can even minimalize it even further for a more reserved occasion. Pair it with a nude pump to complete the look.

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The Kooples Patch and CDC Off-The-Shoulder Dress

The Kooples has done a fresh take on the little black dress for the summer. Coming off the voluminous sleeve trend and making it a little sexy with lace, have that little black dress that isn’t boring for your summer circuit season. A good ruffle sleeve never hurt anybody.

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Dundas Ruched Little Black Dress

The Kooples is not the only brand that is presenting the little black dress in a new way. The  Dundas spring 2019 black dress combines ruching and big side bow for a look that is sophisticated and fashion forward at the same time. 

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Valentino Floral Embroidered Cape Couture Dress

There’s nothing like a little summer couture to spice up your wardrobe. Ivory is a beautiful summer color, as evidenced by this Valentino dress with sequined and beaded blossom vines down the bodice in an A-line silhouette. This lovely number was done in the house’s signature wool-and-silk crepe couture fabric.

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Givenchy Floral Print One-Shoulder Dress

Contrasting Ruffles aligned in dramatic directions in this Givenchy crêpe de Chine dress, give the illusion the flowers are almost in virtual motion. It’s a walking work of art waiting for you to wear it to your next summer soirée. What’s summer without a little floral print?

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Balmain Long-Sleeve Mock-Neck Striped Mesh Metal Cocktail Dress on Tulle

Shine like the golden sun in this dress from Balmain. This is what you call goddess glamour mixed with a bit of sex appeal. If Apollo and Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing had a love child, she would wear this dress.

—Kristopher Fraser

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

 

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