Spring 2017 Shoe Trend Report

Hands down, the biggest shoe trend for spring of 2017 is SNEAKERS! Walk into any shoe department, and you’ll find sneakers have by far the most real estate dedicated to them. (Note, even if you skim this post, be sure to read through to the bottom to find out my best shoe shopping strategy!) I know the fashion industry has been trying to convince us to wear these formerly “gym only” shoes with everything from suits to floaty dresses, and I think it may be accepted in the larger US fashion capitals; however, in Denver, I see sneakers with jeans, [..] read more

What’s in Your Handbag?

According to Harper’s Bazaar magazine, there are 8 handbag styles we should be coveting for spring 2017. I find this to be a huge relief, as I had read, (I think in the same magazine somewhere,) that our only handbag choices would be miniscule cross body bags or huge suitcase sized totes. Not that I suggest you follow trends blindly, but it is nice to know that if you’re looking to invest in a new handbag this season, there are quite a few choices. You might as well choose a stylish, yet classic bag. Be sure to read here and here to [..] read more

How to wear the Utilitarianism Fashion Trend

Chances are you read this blog title and thought, “What! Utilitarianism? What’s that?” Let me explain…I didn’t include this trend in my 2017 spring trend report, because the fashion gurus have been touting this trend for about 3 years now. A few other ways it’s been described is “khaki,” “the new trench coat,” “sleek utility,” and “street chic utilitarianism.” Quite honestly, utilitarianism in fashion is little vague (even to a wardrobe consultant and stylist,) and I’ve never written about it on my blog since on the runway the trend is so oversized and extreme, it seemed ridiculous, plus I never [..] read more