Haute Right Now
by Rebecca Golub
Graphic by Deanna Klima-Rajchel
While jean jackets are still all the rage, another super chic alternative is on the rise––track jackets. These light, comfortable jackets are easy to incorporate into almost any look. For instance, throw on an Adidas or Puma bomber for a casual, everyday look. For a more upscale-chic style––on a college budget of course––check out Zara’s bomber collection. If you are more of a vintage lover, check out Asos’ awesome vintage track jacket collection, Marketplace.
Throw on your bomber with workout leggings for class, or with your favorite pair of high waisted skinnies for a night out. Either way, they can make even the most casual of outfits look put-together!
Velvet, velvet everywhere! Velvet is the hottest fabric now for any and every garment out there. After taking over the runway during New York, London, Paris and Milan fashion weeks, this opulent fabric has become a staple in any fashionista’s wardrobe. It-girls have been sporting the fabric in almost every form imaginable: pants, shirts, slips, shoes, lingerie and more.
As the holiday’s approach, the luxe fabric is only becoming more popular as people scurry to put together the perfect outfits. So, go out and grab your velvet everything because this trend is not going away anytime soon. For a source of inspiration, check out this link.
For all the ’90s kids who got teary-eyed when tattoo chokers were put back on the racks, you will be happy to hear that your days of nostalgia are not even close to over. In fact, chokers seem to be a trend that we can’t get enough of!
The chokers are back and better than ever. With its revival, the piece changed from just a juvenile fad to an upscale trend. Now sold in today’s hottest materials––velvet, leather, lace, silk and metals––the accessory is enough to add the perfect amount of ’90s edge to any look.
This brand brought itself back to the trendy marketplace by having popular supermodel Gigi Hadid co-design his 2016 Fall Ready-To-Wear collection. With Hadid’s assistance, Hilfiger rose to iconic status once again with a mix of an edgy and preppy aesthetic––one which generally accommodates most personal styles. Now, Hilfiger is hedging his way into a younger fashion market through expanding his sales to stores like Urban Outfitters.
Backpacks are back, and they are more than just a sack for your books. Instead, backpacks have become the go-to bag for models-off-duty and everyday it-girls. The backpack has become a fashion statement––one that probably thrills your chiropractor––and it is suitable for any cool-girl style.
Today’s hottest backpacks incorporate the biggest fashion trends including velvet, leather, lace and embroidery. Show your personality through your backpack by choosing a look that suits your overall style: edgy, boho, preppy or chic.
Beauty Trend: Vamp Lips
As everyone fawns over the beautiful, and many times unexpected clothing that dominates the runway during fashion week, it is easy to overlook makeup trends. These trends, however, put the aesthetic of the show together, and are pulled directly from the runway into celebrity street-style.
One of the biggest makeup trends seen on the Fall 2016 runway shows was the vamp lip. These dark lip colors, namely deep berries and reds, are a classic for the cold winter season. But this year the trend has become even darker, incorporating blacks and deeper hues. Check out this list for some suggestions of the best brands of lipsticks.
Zendaya’s Fashion Line
The singer and actress has begun another chapter in her career with her own fashion line––Daya by Zendaya. This line is perfect for affordable street style and has everything from basics to unique pieces, and it can outfit any woman’s entire wardrobe. To accompany her new collection, Zendaya launched a website and app that exhibits models of every shape and color, representing the large demographic of consumers she hopes to attract.
Embracing The Plus-Size
With big-time models like Ashley Graham, to famous bloggers like GabiFresh, plus-size fashion is making its mark on the fashion industry. Now, women all over are embracing their curves, and surprisingly, we have the media to thank for that––especially Aerie campaign’s brand representative Iskra Lawrence. Lawrence has taken to Instagram to reshape America’s image of beauty by posting unedited photos and videos of herself with #AerieReal. Tim Gunn of Project Runway is involved in the movement as well, and openly condemns designers who refuse to make clothes that fit all shapes and sizes.
Nike Takes Steps Towards Sustainability
Nike recently announced on its website that it will be changing its company layout going forward in hopes of a more sustainable future. Now, Nike is using “environmentally preferred rubber formulations,” keeping a closer eye on vendor practices, phasing out hazardous chemicals and encouraging better communication amongst the general workers and the leadership of their factories. Click here for the full “Sustainable Business Report.”
The Jenner and Kardashian Women
These powerhouse women always pull off the most daring looks with their sheer dresses and deep-vs. Known to be some of the biggest trend-setters of this generation, these women are sought out by the most renowned designers to wear their clothing. While each woman has her own look, they are generally known to sport styles that accentuate their curves and embrace their body types.
Queen B does not disappoint—she slays. Constantly inspiring females to always portray the best version of themselves, Bey embraces her curves and her stature in everything she wears. Whether she’s at a basketball game in heels with her hubby, or on stage entertaining at her concert, her outfits embody female confidence. Needless to say, she looks fierce and flawless in everything she wears.
If we had to choose one thing we are going to miss most about Michelle Obama in the White House, it would have to be her style of course! As one of the most stylish first ladies in history, Mrs. Obama just made it onto the cover of Vogue. In the Vogue issue, she posed in Versace, Jimmy Choo and Carolina Herrera. She is the epitome of a class act, proving to women all over that you can be a boss lady and look glamorous at the same time.
Italian blogger Chiara Ferragni is one of the biggest style-inspirations for fashion followers everywhere. Her blog, The Blonde Salad, has become one of the most famous fashion blogs in the world. For Ferragni, no trend is too daring. Any avid fan of hers can see that she is a big believer in taking risks, and tries every trend at least once. This season, her favorite trends seem to be lace slips, layering, embroidered bombers and a vintage band-tee and mini-skirt combo.
Trend Color Report: Army and Olive Greens, Dusty-Peach, Nude, Grey, Wine and Berry Colors, Metallic and Navy