MEN’S ATHLEISURE STYLE AND TREND (PART 2)

Running Trainers

Fashion brands have paid attention to the trend that not only do people want a trainer in which they can run but also do they want to be able to wear it every day.

Adidas and Nike have successfully combined their fit-for-purpose athletic-wear products with up-to-the-minute aesthetics ones. The trainers of these famous brands offer both supreme comfort and performance. Their trainers are cool enough to pair with slim, dark wool trousers and also make you look like you’ve lost your mind.

Moreover, if you want to be full hipster, you can opt for the collaboration between Adidas and Rick Owens. Many people may consider their look ‘dark matter meets neo-futurism’ but you should just keep it simple. The Boost range of this German sports giant is stunning all-around while their Kanadia range is well worth a look, too.

Track Jackets 

Track jackets are perfect for layering and athletic usage. They are not only extremely cool but also really useful wardrobe items.

This item has come in more styles, cuts, and colors than you may have ever known what to do with. Your choices run the gamut from featherweight options for light training and warm-ups to technical apparel fit typically reserved for trekking a mountain in.

The lighter stuff which will probably get more wear may be your preference. Try a thin nylon jacket as a mid-layer over a polo shirt and under a parka, this will create a look that’s really on-point.

Think legendary British label Fred Perry, Nike’s Windrunner series, throwback nineties brands such as Fila and Ellesse, or luxury performance wear specialists like Arc’teryx Veilance or Stone Island.

Hoodies

This extra hood under your jacket can be vital for you to avoid elemental intrusion like rain as well as to make you feel like a boxer-in-training. It is also great to structure your layering with a thin hoody nicely paired with a hoodless jacket worn over the top.

 

The “Meghan Markle Effect” Emerges at Bridal Fashion Week

It is about one year after Meghan Markle married Prince Harry but the former royal wedding suit still seems to become a favorite among the world’s brides and fashion designers.

On May 19, 2018, the world watched Meghan Markle get married to Prince Harry in a minimalist silk gown with three-quarter-length sleeves, a bateau neckline, and an organza skirt with a fitted waist by the artistic director of Givenchy – Clare Waight Keller. Then, in a silk crepe gown with a high neckline by Stella McCartney, she stepped out for the reception. And now, less than one year later, this global fashion moment’s impact can still be seen in bridal designs, and recently witnessed at the latest Bridal Fashion Week in New York earlier this week. 

The impact started in October 2018, when at Bridal Fashion Week, fashion designers showed many styles and fall 2019 collections mirrored the sartorial choices of the Duchess of Sussex. Gowns by designers like Theia, Savannah Miller, Isabelle Armstrong, and Elizabeth Fillmore have marked details which allude to Markle’s classic, minimalist gown with the clean silhouette and high neckline.

And up to the current 2020 collections in New York, the Meghan Markle effect still continues.

Monique Lhuillier, an L.A.-based fashion designer who dressed Reese Witherspoon for her wedding to Jim Toth in 2011 said, “There is an influence from Meghan Markle in that some brides are looking for a clean, timeless look,” “However, a lot of brides do tend to want to be more individual in their style, hence why the versatility of a jacket or overskirt that can be removed after the ceremony is appealing to many.”

Sareh Nouri, a New York-based fashion designer who is known for her couture bridal gowns and sashes, debuted with a simple gown which featured long sleeves and a bateau neckline for spring 2020 collection.

There are many other designers chose to follow the minimalism trend meanwhile showing a bit of skin. The bridal line Nouvelle Amsale by New York designer Amsale Aberra also presented a floor-length, long-sleeve gown with a plunging neckline.

 

Spring/ Summer 2019 Color Trends (part 3)

  1. Living Coral

The Living Coral sits perfectly between pink and orange, and it can brighten up every ensemble. It might be the most seasonally appropriate among all the spring/ summer 2019 color trends. This color brings to mind pretty flowers, fruity drinks,  and tropical vacations.

The delicate use of Living Coral with silken outfits at the Zero + Maria Cornejo show brightened the runway. We could also see Living Coral open up the show at Adeam. In addition, the Etro runway’s mid-point was punctuated by ensembles rich in Living Coral like coral dresses, a monochrome suit, and lots of beautifully printed cream.

  1. Pink Peacock 

This color is an intense magenta which cannot be ignored. Pink Peacock – a so noticeable shade which few would dare wear it alone – is among the most striking spring/summer 2019 color trends. It can be mixed with some warm shades such as Aspen Gold or Turmeric for a perfect color blocked outfit or mixed with neutrals to turn into a work-appropriate option.

At a show like the one of Balenciaga, there was never an intention of color blocking or toning down a shade like Pink Peacock. This spring/summer 2019 color was given all the attention when it was used to craft a tight-fitting coat and a full ensemble with an oversized blouse with massive sleeves and a high-waisted skirt.

Area was another brand having made full use of Pink Peacock with a sexy dress made in this conspicuous color.

  1. Fiesta

Fiesta – summery red with a lot of fire and warmer undertones – totally earns the title of the red of the season. It is an exciting, passionate spring 2019 color trend which truly shined in casual wear, lingerie, or even evening wear.

At the wild show of Moschino, Fiesta was used to craft a gorgeous gown and add a scribbly accent to all suits. The collection of Emilia Wickstead was minimalist, sophisticated, and the dresses in this red truly made the color to take center stage.

Spring/ Summer 2019 Color Trends (part 2)

 

  1. Pressed Rose

Princess to the core, and light as air, Pressed Rose can encompass all of the shameless femininity which was so iconic on the runways. This precious pastel pink holds a touch of warmth, especially when compared to Sweet Lilac – its sibling.

Marc Jacobs’ spring collection was replete with feminine opulence and childish luxury, so this color is shown up both in merengue dresses and in spring accessories. The same notes also apply to the more over-the-top feminine collection which was presented at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.

This color trend even made an appearance on more subdued runways such as Oscar de la Renta, Pyer Moss, and Prada.

  1. Sweet Lilac

Sweet Lilac – baby pink – has a touch of lavender, that makes it become one of the coolest color options in the spring/ summer 2019 trends. It is a gentle color which is feminine but not sickly sweet. On this season, designers used it in both minimalist, sleek designs and some girlish creations.

Valentino brought the ultimate dress in Sweet Lilac: a simple dress with puffy sleeves, a voluminous skirt, combined with a straw hat to create a rustic look which avoided being melodramatic or sentimental. At Rodarte, Sweet Lilac was the color choice for dresses overflowing with lace, tulle, and ruffles.

There was also a lot of Sweet Lilac on Chanel’s runway because the pastel shade works well with its iconic tweed.

  1. Light Lavender

Light Lavender is another pastel which appears in the spring/ summer 2019 color trends. It is a cool shade working well with softer yellows, or a deep neutral like Brown Granite or Eclipse. This shade showed up most beautifully in a wrap dress by Kate Spade New York, where it was paired with matching headdress and boots.

It was also used for a not so hyper-feminine option at Marc Jacobs – a combination between boyish blazer and shorts, matched with a large bow around the neck.

 

 

MEN’S ATHLEISURE STYLE AND TREND (PART 1)

 

It started with the people who usually go to the gym before work, stumble into the office in a style consisting part gym wear and part office attire. Someone realized that this actually looks really cool and so the look easily stuck!

It doesn’t matter whether you play sports or not. In fact, including the sports element gives us the opportunity to make up brand new words such as ‘athleisure’, which are really fun to say.

Here’s a list of what you should/should not do when it comes to including casual sportswear into your wardrobe:

Sweatshirts

Far removed from the toweling versions and heavy jersey, we’re mentioning sweatshirts which were originally made for hobby athletes. Mesh panels. Lightweight fabric. Breathable, everyday-wearable garment technologies which help the top athletes in the world shave milliseconds off, help the joggers adjust their body temperature and help you be cool on a bus to work.

Designed with ergonomics in mind, slim-cut sweatshirts can add an all-new dimension to an outfit. Fits tend to run quite snug but it’s a good idea to wear sporty sweatshirts under a minimal overcoat in winter or on its own if it eventually warms up again.

Tailored Joggers

Tailored Joggers tend to come in two types: the everyday tapered jogger and the slimline jogger. They might not be extremely different from each other except for the materials.

The extreme tailored jogger is a major athleisure staple and in fact, they are extremely comfy. Sitting in the office in them for the whole day is like wearing “nothing at all”. For those who have brave souls and can complete control over their boners, the famous go-to sportswear brands such as ADIDAS can’t be overlooked and usually offer a wide range of styles at reasonable price points.

If you’d rather be safe with some tapered joggers, you can try higher-end brands such as Ronnie Fieg’s Kith NYC and the French streetwear label Pigalle.

 

Spring/ Summer 2019 Color Trends (part 1)

With the fashion weeks done, finally, we can sit back and determine what the spring/ summer 2019 color trends will be. While the spring 2019 fashion trends almost seem like about the mixture of colors and prints, the spring/ summer 2019 color trends are notable with the pastels making a recurrence, along with warm and rich shades which actually felt a little autumnal.

Toffee, Mango Mojito, and some dark greens such as Pepper Stem and Terrarium Moss gave us the aforementioned autumn vibes, but their sophisticated charm cannot be denied. Yellow, both in the form of Pastel Yellow, Lemon Verbena, Aspen Gold, and Turmeric, is the most definitive of the spring/ summer 2019 runway colors. This cheery and unisex color is also a favorite color in the spring/ summer 2019 nail trends.

The other colors in the spring/ summer 2019 trends include various shades of pink and some gorgeous blues. There is the list of the top spring/ summer 2019 color trends below.

1. Powdery Ballet Pink

Starting the list of the spring/ summer 2019 color trends, we have the powdery ballet pink, the blush rose color which is also very versatile and perfect to combine with the other colors on this list. From princess-worthy evening dresses to elegant separates to outerwear options, this nude-toned blush color was showed up on all major runways.

With a couple of breathtaking dresses, Brandon Maxwell embraced the most perfect powdery ballet pink shade. Marc Jacobs took this pink shade to the next level when matching it with gentle fabric rose details to create one of the most feminine dresses for this spring.

In addition, the powdery ballet pink interpretation by Boss was much more elegant, where we saw an effortless trench coat paired with office-ready tailored pants, and a shirt worn underneath.

Blush pink also appeared in many shades on the runways of Diane von Furstenberg, Tom Ford, Dion Lee, and others.

 

6 Sporty Chic Looks for Work and Play

 

Now, we won’t talk about wearing yoga pants these days. Not because we don’t love this style, but it’s time to try something new! Let’s try old school sports jerseys, varsity jackets, graphic tees matched up with skinny jeans, leather skirts, or tennis skorts. Why not? It’s a great combo of sporty chic and comfort. So try these athletic-inspired looks to make you become a top contender!

  1. Chicest on the Team

Priscilla Ono and Amber Rose teamed up to create the fashion-forward line Rose and Ono for fearless women of all sizes and shapes. Try the oversized dresses by Rose and Ono to be the chicest chick on the team.

  1. Manhattan Beach Varsity

We all may love the simplicity of combining together a tennis skirt or skort with chambray and Converse. Add a little sparkle with a statement necklace and stackable bangles, and you will be able to strut your stuff down center court.

  1. Flawless at the Festival

There’s no other more suitable word to describe this sporty chic look other than FIERCE. The hip-hugging flannel, roaring panther varsity tee, black baseball cap, the tough leather bomber jacket, and badass combat boots  – we definitely don’t want to go against this combo.

  1. Varsity V-Neck

Recently, denim cutoffs have become a favorite fashion trend. Matching a comfy v-neck with a varsity stripe detail and a swipe of classic red lipstick seems to be the perfect Sunday outfit for us.

  1. Floral Bomber

A floral bomber always delivers a visual sucker punch. Try combining a floral bomber with a simple v-neck tee and basic jeans to create a sporty chic look.

  1. Back to Basics

Get a minimalist look which is sure to knock it out of the park by trying a basic sheath dress combined with a sleek baseball cap. A baby blue dress has enough seaming to stand alone. Then a baseball cap is a perfect choice if you’ve run out of dry shampoo or slept through the alarm clock after a sweaty workout.

How to make sandals part of your winter wardrobe

Although it’s commonly thought that sandals are only suitable for the summer months, the most stylish and fashionable influencers and bloggers are making a new item called the winter sandal.

If you want to try different looks, follow these guides on how to look chic in winter with your favorite pair, despite the temperature.

Cozy

You can take style inspiration from Pernille Teisbaek. She kept cozy by wearing a fur-lined pair of sandals with neutral shocks. Then keep the rest of your outfit casual with jeans and your favorite jacket to stay warm on the winter weekends.

In fact, the controversial sandals and socks trend is back this winter. The bold look has been doing the rounds on the circuit of street style once again. Whether you love or hate this style, it is worth revisiting this season.

Simple

Although an elegant sandal may be more suitable with an evening soirée, it can create a different feel to your daily wardrobe in winter. Try making the layered ensembles look elegant by wearing a simple heeled sandal with straps (not in case of having to walk outside for too long).

Clashing

If you are more of a minimalist than a maximalist when it comes to style, then look away. This look isn’t for the faint-hearted, but when pulled off right, it can really make an impact. Pair bright colored tights in one shade or patterned logo tights with a shoe for a look so extra that Carrie Bradshaw herself would approve.

Full-On Fluffy Sandals

We’re used to fluffy slides, but how about fluffy sandals? That’s a new one for us to try this winter.

Ugg has created the ‘Fluff Yeah’ sandals, which is covered in sheepskin from top to bottom and comes in various shades. It gives the perfect way to keep the warmth for the winter sandals.

So, now you know how to make sandals part of your wardrobe in winter, but are you brave enough to try them?

 

Top luxury fashion brands of the world (part 2)

6. Gucci

Gucci is a fashion brand from Florence, Italia. It was founded in 1921. Today, it has become a famous high-end fashion brand worth up to $8 billion with revenue having continued to rise in the 21st century. The legacy of Gucci has made it become one of the world’s most sophisticated luxury brands of all time. Gucci has recently collaborated with Christie’s auction house. Now it has a firm position on this vintage area and moves forward into a new decade.

7. Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana, founded by Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana in 1985, is a luxury fashion house from Italia. It has two central product lines with some key distinct differences. This brand concentrates on classic trends and luxury items. D&G is a more casual line which appeals to the younger costumers. Both lines are popular and well-known, that helps the company sell out hundreds of millions every year.

8. Prada

Prada is an Italian fashion label specializing in luxury goods like leather shoes, luggage, accessories, and hats. Today, its business also contains boutiques, perfumes, runway shows, and LG Prada mobile phone.

9. Tiffany & Co

Tiffany & Co. is a luxury American multinational corporation which provides jewelry and silverware. Tiffany & Co.’s headquarters are in New York City. It’s one of the world’s most luxurious fashion brands right now. Tiffany sells jewelry, china, crystal, sterling silver, fragrances, stationery, personal accessories, and some leather goods. The brand is famous for its luxury goods, especially for its diamonds.

10. Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik is a Spanish high-end shoe brand. It is named after its own fashion designer and founder. Manolo Blahnik has more wonderful and weird designs even than you could ever imagine, and a color palette which can cover every shade and hue possible. Therefore, it can fulfill all your footwear fantasy and then some.

Top luxury fashion brands of the world (part 1)

  1. Burberry

Burberry is a British luxury fashion brand which distributes clothing, fashion accessories, and licensing fragrances. The brand’s typical tartan pattern is one of its most copied trademarks. Among Burberry’s various products, its trench coat designed by founder Thomas Burberry is the most famous. The company is also well-known for its bags, shoes, watches, accessories, and fragrance.

  1. Dior

Dior, the French luxury goods company, was founded in 1946 by the designer Christian Dior. In the present, the company designs and retails leather goods, fashion accessories, ready-to-wear, jewelry, timepieces, footwear, fragrance, make-up, and skincare products, while maintaining the tradition of being a creator of recognized haute-couture. Though this label remains most famous for women’s offerings, the company also operates the baby Dior label for childrenswear and the Dior Homme division for men.

  1. Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is a French fashion house which was founded in 1854. It focuses on luxury trunks and leather goods with the famous monogrammed LV logo. Besides, the brand also distributes ready-to-wear, jewelry, shoes, watches, sunglasses, and accessories. Louis Vuitton is one of the leading international fashion houses in the world.

  1. Chanel

Chanel is founded in 1909 by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, widely known as an established names in haute couture. Chanel is the famous fashion brand which recognized and coveted by both women and men around the world. It has played a very important role in the fashion industry for decades.

  1. Armani

Armani, the international Italian fashion house, is founded by Giorgio Armani and Sergio Galeotti in 1975. It has a wide range of products, from haute couture to ready-to-wear, and from jewelry to home interiors. This has given the brand a distinct market share in various product markets. Armani is one of the most expensive clothing brands in the world, with its clothing, eyewear, accessories, cosmetics, and perfumes are available only in high-end department stores.