Friday, February 6, 2015

In The News

There's been alerts lately about upcoming trends for this year, so I thought we should take the time to talk about them here. Some I love & others I just can't be on board with (at the moment at least).

  • Black & White
Express headlines were "Black & White: Major spring trend alert!" & Sole Society urged you to "Go Graphic In Black & White".  I say yes please!!

Heck yeah, I can be on board with this one (in fact, when is this not a trend).  Black & white are a classic, easy-to-do color combo that withstand the test of time.  Plus you can accomplish any look with black & white: sophisticated, edgy, professional, casual, feminine, sexy, chic, etc!

Here are some great picks from Express & Sole Society that fall into this theme (some are not pictured in Black & White below, but come in that option):

  • Red 
Another upcoming trend according to LOFT and White House Black Market is Red!  I'm definitely happy to see red making a come back after jewel tones stole the show for Fall & Winter.  Plus it's perfect for the "month of love"!  Wearing red gives you a sense of brightness & power & looks great against many skin tones!

Beautiful Reds from LOFT & White House Black Market:

Alright, now let's talk about the upcoming trends that I'm a bit nervous about, shall we?

  • Block Heels
According to People Style Watch (February edition) the block heel will be back this year.  They say "these strappy, easy-to-walk-in shoes are fashionable and functional"...I say "ew"!  To each their own, but this reminds me of shoes from the late 90's & I'm just not ready to go back there yet!  I may eat crow down the road after I see some ways these will be worn, but for now, I'm going to need some convincing.

I guess the people at People Style Watch know what they're talking about though, because I got this email from Nordstrom the other day...I will at least say I like the one in the Nordstrom pictures better than the examples in the magazine.  I think what bothers me are the super chunky, square heeled options in the picture above...especially the lower heels.

Here are a few examples of the Block Heel - some I like & some I don't:

  • Culottes
Yep, you read that right - Culottes are coming back according to People Style Watch (still February edition).  There are no words!  Again I may eat crow on this, but I'm just not seeing the "style" in these pleated, super wide leg capris...oy!

Again, the people at People Style Watch are in the fashion business for a reason I suppose, but I was still caught in amazement the other day when I saw these on a mannequin at JCPenney. I got nothing y' I the only one who's not digging these??

...and for your browsing pleasure - culottes:

Well, there you have it - a small round-up of just a few of the trends we can expect this year.  Tell me - what are you on board with & which will you be saying "no thank you" to??


  1. Get out of my brain Kellie! LOL. I am doing something similar on Monday. (Different, but similar! LOL.) So maybe I'm biased but I LOVE this post! Fun trend round-up and I'm totally with you on culottes!! I hope I don't end up eating my words on that either! I don't mind some block heels, though, and I have some from past seasons that I'm not giving up! It just kind of depends on the styling. Great post. :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  2. I am all about the black and white and the block heels! #comfort I have seen seeing a lot of red lately. I also saw that baby blue and fringe are supposed to be two big trends. Bring it on! Except for maybe the culottes. I am a little afraid of those...

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  3. Hell-to-the-no for the cullottes! I had a few pairs in 2nd and 3rd grade and those pictures have been burned. I don't mind the block heels as long as they are a bit higher than what People Style Watch shows. And I am very on board with black/white and red. Great post!


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