Trend: Sporty Sandals

Footwear hybrids are a component of modern fashion and have trended for a while. For example, mainstream sandal booties are part sandal and part bootie. Sock booties are part sock and part boot, and shooties are part loafer/oxford, and part bootie. You get the idea. 

Since sneakers are the shoe of our fashion era, it makes sense that shoe styles are combined with sneaker detailing to create a new look hybrid. For Spring and Summer, sandals are being combined with sporty sneaker details like: chunky rubber platform heels, velcro fastenings, spongy perforations, gauzy insets, chunky laces, plastic vamps, rubbery wedges, elastic straps, lug soles, eyelets, and canvas straps. The collection shows examples of the vibe.

Eileen Fisher’s Sport Platform Sandal was one of the first versions to go mainstream, and I have many, many happy clients in the style. A repeat top pick and fab find for years with good reason because it’s an extremely comfortable, breezy and on-trend walking shoe. Trendier clients though, have moved on to the next more dramatic level of the sporty sandal.

There are many interpretations of the trend, and the visual effect varies greatly. Some versions are more refined, others are extremely chunky, and there’s everything in between. Birkenstock made the iconic Arizona in plastic for their version of the trend. Plastic pool slides and flip-flops are looking fancier each season, and Fly London are milking the
quirky-chunky–sporty integrity of their brand. Tevas and Chacos – which are authentic “gear” shoes – have been elevated to make a fashion statement. With the way fashion is going, their fashion moment was bound to happen and it doesn’t surprise me.

The idea is to wear sporty sandals with just about anything, much like you would wear sneakers these days. Sporty sandals are simply the breezier version of sneakers. The more jarring the combination and irregular the juxtaposition, the more fashion-forward and trend-setting the outfit. For example, here are sporty sandals worn with a dressier shorts suit.

CHLOÉ Sonnie Canvas, Mesh and Suede Sandals

Personally, I’m a refined footwear gal with very low-volume feet, so even if sporty sandals were my thing – they wouldn’t fit or suit the shape of my feet. Too wide and heavy, and too casual for my sartorial preferences. I don’t wear sandals that frequently, but when I do, I stick to narrow, lightweight, flat, dainty, dressy and classic designs because they go the distance for my urban walking lifestyle, and suit my style. But of course, I’m thrilled that the trends are supporting our needs for comfortable and happy feet by making items like sporty sandals a fashion statement, AND that you can wear them however you want to. Almost anything goes these days if you wear something with verve, intention and confidence – and that is empowering. I like the sporty sandal trend for others. How about you?

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Walking wellness – 2019’s hottest travel trend

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Travel has evolved so much over the years, and there is so much more to the experience nowadays. People used to travel to see the world, and this still happens as well. However, there are a whole host of reasons why people these days make the decision to travel. One of the major ones is the fact that people like to travel to improve their health and well-being.

There is nothing like getting away from it all for a week or so to really improve the way you feel. This is especially true when you are getting to explore and experience other cultures. Walking wellness is one of the biggest trends to have emerged over the last couple of years, and those who love to travel are big advocates of this; let’s find out more about it.

What is walking wellness?

So, you might well be wondering exactly what walking wellness is, and why people have chosen to embrace it so much. Walking wellness is the idea of spending most of your trip walking to places (where possible) and just enjoying the beauty and majesty of the natural world and your surroundings. It’s a concept that has become hugely popular over the years and links to the overarching idea of ecotourism and ethical tourism. A walking vacation can be walking wellness, but it is also something that can be adopted on a regular vacation as well.

Why is it crucial to your travel adventures?

Walking wellness combines walking with self-care, mindfulness, and wellness, and this makes it essential. Life is so fast-paced and stressful these days, and it can be difficult to relax and unwind now and again. Walking wellness lets you explore nature while allowing you to enjoy the fresh air and clear your head. You will see incredible sights, and enjoy plenty of mental and physical health benefits that you can take back with you. You need to slow down once in a while and embrace life in a much more laid back sort of way, and this can help you do that. And, as a bonus, you will have a smaller carbon footprint.

Where should you go to embrace it?

Now, you might be wondering where you should go if you want to fully embrace walking wellness. Well, you have a lot of choice, but it is probably best to steer clear of the big cities. These are full of people, noise, and pollution, and can make you more stressed. Try to favor the countryside, and places like the Amalfi Coast, the New England region of the US, and Aro Ha in New Zealand. These are some of the most amazing places to lose yourself in nature, clear your mind, and have the experience of a lifetime.

Have you ever wanted something more out of your travel? Something deeper and more fulfilling? Well, the way to achieve that is to embrace walking wellness, and do what you can to be healthier, fitter, and more active during your travels. You can see the world in a new light, and experience things you may never have experienced before.

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Kondo-ing is the latest dating trend – but is it harsh or fair enough?

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When it comes to dating trends, we like to think we’re pretty clued up. Whether it’s the Game of Thrones-inspired white walking dating trend, or the rather rude and cheap sneating, long gone are the days of the original ghosting. Ah, the simple days when you’d just be suddenly ignored rather than cushioned or stashed!

So not all dating trends are created equal. Most of them tend to fall on the crappy behaviour spectrum, but there are a few that can actually be seen as positive. For example, Grande-ing, which is ‘practicing gratefulness at the end of a relationship and rejecting negativity and bitterness as you move forward with your life.’

However, the latest dating trend has left many people torn because it’s hard to work out whether it’s harsh or fair.

Enter Kondo-ing. As you have probably guessed, it is a term inspired by tidying sensation, Marie Kondo. If you’ve seen her Netflix series, you’ll know that she encourages people to get rid of anything that doesn’t ‘spark joy’. But far from just using this logic to decide whether you really need seven Breton tops in your wardrobe, it can be applied to your love life, too.

Time wasters, cheats, gaslighters, the ones who tell you after six months of dating that they’re not ready for a relationship – Plenty of Fish coined the term Kondo-ing to explain getting rid of anyone who doesn’t ‘spark joy’.

Completely cutting out someone who is treating you badly is a good idea, but what if the person you’re seeing is just not right for you? What if they’re lovely but you just don’t have that spark? What if they’re a good egg that you’d totally want to stay friends with? Do they deserve being Kondo-ed? Probably not.

With that in mind, maybe just be mindful of who really deserves to be Kondo-ed.

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Ethical travel – how you can join in on travel’s best trend

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There is a new travel trend that’s gotten big over the past few years, and it’s one we all need to look a little closer at. Often, when we would go on vacation in the past, we might not have given much thought to the place we visited. Well, all this is beginning to change with the emergence of ethical travel, similar to eco-tourism. This is something that can really enrich your experiences traveling, as well as making a difference in the world.

In the simplest terms, ethical travel is the process of being more mindful and aware when you go abroad. This means respecting new cultures and environments, and doing what you can to help the local area thrive. Think more carefully about the impact you have as you travel the world and explore different places. So, how can you get involved? Well, here are some of the best ideas you can use that are going to help you make the most of the ethical travel, starting right now!

Get off the beaten track

It is so easy to get caught up in traveling to well-known places and indulging in tourist hotspots. However, this is not always a good approach, because much of the time that means you are giving business to larger organisations, rather than supporting locals. Getting off the beaten track and having more local experiences is really important. This can help to nurture the local community and allow smaller businesses and practices to thrive as a result.

Seek out meaningful experiences

Sometimes it can be difficult knowing the right way to approach the problem. Often, the seemingly obvious solutions are not necessarily the right ones. For instance, boycotting animal experiences because the animals are poorly treated could wind up in the animals being abandoned or even worse. It is much better to combat problems like this by looking for more meaningful experiences. This is something you can achieve with a bit of effort or research, and it will promote an ethical way of dealing with animals and running businesses.

Clean up after yourself

Nobody is expecting you to be able to change the mentality of whole generations of people, but you can do your small bit to help the environment, and hopefully set a good example in the process. This means you should focus on cleaning up after yourself, and doing your bit for the environment. Don’t leave your trash lying around, and try to make sure you walk (or cycle) as often as you can. Have a water bottle and refill it rather than replacing it with a new one. It’s little steps like this that can make a big difference to the environment.

There is a lot to think about when you are looking at how you can positively travel the world. Ethical travel and ecotourism have become popular in recent times, and this is something that you need to make sure you embrace. So, there are a lot of things you can do to help you achieve this, and it is important to get this right as much as possible right now.

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TREND REPORT: Here’s The New Way To Incorporate Snakeskin Style Into Your Wardrobe

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We can all agree that animal print is now interchangeable as a neutral. What used to be a print reserved for your outlandish Auntie or fashion-forward friend, is now an everyday print that is incorporated into one’s closet. While leopard and cheetah print might be the most common, and introductory print, snakeskin proved to be the new darling on the Spring and Fall 2018 runways. The animal print, particularly, the snakeskin trend is not going anywhere. We saw it on covers, with Rihanna wearing a multi-colored snakeskin Gucci coat for Vogue Arabia November 2018 issue. For 2019, we’re still seeing snakeskin going strong, stylishly. Click through our gallery to see the trend on the runway and your favorite celebs for some serious style inspiration on how to wear it. Don’t miss out on the new way python is trending and how to incorporate it into your 2019 style.

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The biggest fashion trend at the 2019 Golden Globes was see-through corsets and bras

The biggest fashion trend at the 2019 Golden Globes was see-through corsets and bras


The biggest fashion trend at the 2019 Golden Globes was see-through corsets and bras

When it comes to awards season, we all love a good fashion and beauty trend. At the 2019 Golden Globes, celebrities made sure to light up the show with dazzling ensembles. We’re talking bride-like gowns, dresses with pockets, and more.

While big ballgowns flooded the red carpet, the trend that caught our attention was a little more risqué. We noticed a lot of exposed corsets and see-through tops that added a touch of high fashion. Of course, no outfit was the same. Some stars opted for a simple silhouette that had a fairytale-like design while others sizzled in jewels and lace. From Emily Blunt to Kiki Layne, these are the stars that have us searching for exposed bras and corsets.

Kiki Layne

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The If Beale Street Could Talk actress walked the red carpet wearing a blush-colored Dior Couture dress, Stuart Weitzman heels, and a Bvglari choker. She kept is classic, and looked absolutely remarkable.

Constance Wu

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The Crazy Rich Asians actress stunned on the red carpet with her nude-colored, tulle ballgown. It featured a see-through corset and a spicy orange ribbon that wrapped around her waist. Her ensemble was regal and princess-like.

Emily Blunt

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While this is a more modest take on the exposed bra trend, Emily dazzled in a jewel-encrusted Alexander McQueen gown. It even featured intricate lace detailing.

Allison Brie

Allison Brie
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The Glow star looked like a modern-day princess with her baby blue tulle gown, which was designed by Vera Wang. She added flair to the deep v-cut top by wearing a bedazzled bra.

Heidi Klum

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Leave it to Heidi to show up and show out on the red carpet. Not only did she attend the star-studded event with her new fiancé Tom Kaulitz from Tokio Hotel, but she wore a whimsical Monique Lhuillier dress. Her ballgown featured an exposed corset and a bouquet of flowers at the skirt.

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Robyn Lange thinks she knows what colors you will want to see a lot of in the coming year.

“People are looking for something that’s really bright and pop-py,” Lange, curator at the stock photo agency Shutterstock, told The Daily Beast. “They want something that’s comforting but exciting and fun and the same time.”

Color is just one field of investigation in the intriguing world of trend forecasting. Labels like Levi’s, Adidas, Fila, and Coach have all shelled out five- and six-figure fees to companies that predict what fads will be years in advance. Clairvoyance may be considered a pseudoscience, but trend forecasting is a viable, booming business.

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Designer’s Choice: 2019 Trend Predictions from Canadian Designers

Warm colors like camel (Earthy Cane, Dulux) and green (Night Watch, Dulux 2019 Color of the Year) are coming on strong. A great way to use these colors is to mix them with other popular colors. For example, adding green to a navy scheme or camel to a neutral gray scheme will add depth and warmth to the room. I am also seeing a resurgence in faux finishes, graduated colors and ombre patterns. This is a fresh way to blend two colors and create drama. – Gabriele Pizzale, www.pizzaledesigninc.com

In an effort to bring authentic personality into a space, we are increasingly looking toward sculptural lighting, made by makers with interesting combinations of materials and unique finishes. Shades of black (Black Forest, Dulux) and white (Gypsum, Dulux) are always dramatic and appealing, especially together. – Lisa Stevens, www.lisastevensco.com

In 2019, I expect to see the trend move to deeper, more grounded hues like midnight blues (Mountain Lake, Dulux) and black. Different shades of dark blue can be seen in fabric, furniture, accessories, wallpaper, etc. Black will stay present in lighting, plumbing fixtures, millwork, fabrics and other interior elements with gold (Gold Ticket, Liquid Metal) adding sparkle and luxury to the more transitional application of the above colors. – Negar Reihani, www.spaceharmony.ca

Some of my favorite colors for 2019 are vibrant berry and current inspired tones (Chilled Wine, Dulux) that make a huge statement. I also expect to see greige (a warmer gray) and creams (Willow Springs, Dulux) making a huge comeback. For décor and accessories, rounded sofas, natural wood accents, light oak floors and non-traditional moldings will all play a big part in design for 2019! – Yvonne Whelan, www.yvonnewhelandesign.com

Beige is making a comeback but in a more buff hue (Pale Taupe, Dulux) in 2019. We’ll also see a more saturated, deep blue (Smoke Blue, Dulux) that is powerful yet calming with a slight black undertone. For furniture and accessories, we will see a lot of warm tones and shades of rust and amber along with geometric patterns and shapes. – Karla Dreyer Design, www.karladreyerdesign.com

In 2019, I expect to see a lot of pastels, dusty blues (Nautical Star, Dulux) and greens (Bahia Grass, Dulux). (Shown with Elusion, Dulux) A growing trend is color matching with walls and accents in the same color. I also think natural wood wallpaper and pretty accessories will be a popular choice. – Kendall Ansell, www.kendallansell.com

Blue is always a great go-to color, however in 2019, I see the color having a gray undertone and hint of green (Baritone or Chalky Blue, Dulux). Pink has been very popular and I expect to see pinks with a coral undertone in the coming year (Siesta Rose, Dulux). It’s a more elegant, classic and vibrant version of pink which is a very useable color with any décor. Another trend I see changing in 2019 is wallpaper; moving away from flowers and birds to more geometric patterns that work well with a wide variety of design styles and can be coordinated with other patterns in the room. – Jacklynn Little, www.jacklynnlittleinteriors.com

Matte black continues to be everywhere; in furniture, accessories, light fixtures, appliances and plumbing fixtures. I love to use hits of black in spaces, so I’m loving this trend! Graphic black (Onyx, Dulux) and white (Delicate White, Dulux) color palettes create a wonderful backdrop that pairs beautifully with another color trend we’re seeing now: warm hues like rust, clay, burnt orange, mustard yellow and dusty pinks. Indoor plants have been an important element of decorating for a few years and this trend will continue. Plants add a natural vibe, a great pop of green and life to a room. – Robbin Caskenette Interiors, www.robbincaskenetteinteriors.com

We’ll see warmer greige tones (Hourglass, Dulux) as neutrals in 2019, paired with cool charcoal grays, rich jewel tones, and deeper earth tones. I believe we’ll also see more color in painted cabinetry, both in dark tones and in pastels like the smoky blue green (Nautical Star, Dulux) in this laundry room. Elaborate tile patterns and shapes in backsplashes and flooring will continue for 2019 as well as more emphasis on ceilings with color, wallpaper, and architectural detail. – Jillian Straky, www.housewears.ca

We will see a lot more deep greens (Blarney Stone, Dulux) and sophisticated pinks (Magenta, Dulux) in 2019. These colors pair well with the grays and blues that have been popular for a while and their jewel tones work well with rich metal tones. We can expect to see plenty of curves, velvet textures and natural wood tones as well. – Glen Peloso, www.grafus.ca

While we will still be painting walls white, they will have a pastel undertone such as a pale grayed out lilac or apricot for 2019 (Guardian Angel, Dulux)! Colors will be warmer, earthy tones (Nutmeg, Dulux) which pair well with pastels, whites and warm grays. We are bringing the outdoors in with more natural finishes of wood and stone, linen bedding, undyed wool rugs, artisan made products, plants and plenty of natural light. Minimizing clutter and incorporating textures rather than patterns are key to making this trend work. – Trish Knight, www.trishknight.com

Rich gray is one of my favorite colors for 2019. I also see a big shift towards pastels that will continue in 2019, like this pastel pink (Apricot Cream, Dulux) that is perfect for this room. (Also Shown: Silent Night, Dulux) I am also expecting to see electric opening wine fridges as a popular choice for kitchens and in-home bars! I love the Liebherr Integrated Panel Refrigerator. It uses an electric driver with soft touch opening and closing. If left open, the fridge will suction itself closed and will open with the touch of a finger. – Jamie Banfield, www.jamiebanfield.ca

 

 

 

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The Corduroy Trend

You might have noticed a larger assortment of corduroy items at retail over the last few seasons. We see corduroy skinnies every season, but at this point you’ll find corduroy pants, jackets, coats, skirts, hats, dresses, overalls, jumpsuits, bags and footwear too. Most of it is solid, but patterned corduroy is available too. 

Here’s a range of corduroy items across many colours and styles.

Most of my clients wear corduroy skinnies because they are an excellent casual alternative to jeans. A very comfy, practical and cosy option. Corduroy bottoms tend to feel warmer and softer than jeans, and come in lots of colours. I find that corduroy tends to look richer in non-neutrals than denim, which is all about the texture of corduroy fabric. The wales create an iridescent effect in the light, and that’s visually interesting.

Some of my clients will wear just about any corduroy item. Some like to stick to corduroy pants and skirts. Others will throw on a corduroy jacket or coat. And some won’t touch corduroy at all.

I have a complicated relationship with corduroy for my own style. I’m not a huge fan, but it’s by no means poison eye either. I’m not overly fond of the casual integrity of the fabric, and the potential bagging out at the knees after you’ve crossed your legs. These things happen more frequently when the wales are very narrow, the corduroy is thin, and there’s a high stretch content in the fabric.

I DO like the ‘70s integrity of corduroy because I love the fashion era. I like the look of a tailored and crisp corduroy blazer in a thick, broad wale. I also like the look of wide crops and a midi skirt in a thick, broad wale. Combining corduroy with dressy fabrics like silk and cashmere appeals to me too. But invariably what happens is that I fit on a velvet blazer and bottoms – no textured wales! – and prefer that to corduroy because velvet is a dressier fabric. I LOVE my floral velvet blazer from Boden that I got last year. Maybe velvet is “my corduroy”.

Over to you. Do you like corduroy? If so, which items do you like to wear in corduroy.

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Trend: A Nod to the Wild West

I mentioned in my trend report that Western wear is getting its fashion moment. A nod to the Wild West also made my seasonal must-haves list for Fall and Winter 2018. It’s a Trendy Classic, iconic, timeless, and always in style. But because it’s fashionable at the moment, you’ll see larger and deeper assortments at retail. 

Western wear is generally an earth-toned and neutral palette, but these days pink cowboy boots are not uncommon. When I think of Western wear, cowboy boots and all sorts of variations of them are top of mind. But there’s also ornate cowboy belts, felt and straw cowboy hats, fringed anything, suede and shearling jackets, shearling vests, sheepskin, pony and cow print, plaid barn jackets, moccasins, bootcut jeans, ponchos, ruanas, tiered skirts, ruffled blouses, studded bags, saddle bags, prairie dresses, denim jackets, denim shirts, bandanas and checked shirts.

You can interpret the trend as fully as you like, especially when you live in an area of the US where Western wear is a stylish staple. Others might prefer to add hints of Western wear to their outfits. Or remix Western items with their avant-garde, hard-edged, Preppy, Modern Retro, Punk or Sporty styles.

My clients run the gamut. Some adore Western wear, and are never without a pair of cowboy boots and bootcuts. Some like fringe, suede and denim shirts, while others are into denim jackets, ponchos, ruanas, weathered brown leather and ruffled plaid blouses. And some don’t fancy the vibe at all.

Personally, I like the irregular juxtaposition of adding a Western element to a polished, pretty, crisp, dressy and very un-rugged outfit. That’s my ‘80s gene coming through, which is why I bought a pair of optical white Western shooties at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year. I LOVE these shoes, and they’ve become unexpected wardrobe workhorses. I thought I’d wear them from time to time, but instead want to wear them all the time. They’re very comfortable, and add a fresh 2018 component to my outfits. 

For example, I’ve been wearing the new white Western shooties with a few Fall midi dresses, a ruffled midi skirt, and a pair of high-waisted black skinnies. For toppers, I’ve worn my old Smythe equestrian blazer and new cape coat over the floral midi dress. I’ve worn the navy polka blazer, denim jacket and old navy Theory blazer with the navy ruffled skirt and a form-fitting top. I’ve worn the black high-rise skinnies with a tucked striped top and cape coat. In every outfit, I sported high-contrast sheer black hosiery or socks with the white Western shooties, and finished off the look with a light blue bag and white pearls. The white pearls and my blonde hair effectively bookend the white footwear. I’m enjoying the new-to-me vibe VERY much. The happiness factor is high, and here are the exact items from my wardrobe used to create the outfits.

Over to you. Will you add a nod to the Wild West to your style? If so, how do you wear the trend?

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