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

My Annual Spring Trend Report

While I never advise a trend driven wardrobe, this post is a round up of some of my favorite trends for Spring/Summer 2017. I’ve scoured all of my trend resources and have come up with styles and themes that are wearable. Of course, this post doesn’t encompass all of the many, many fashion possibilities right on the horizon. If you don’t get my regular updates, you can sign up in the box right over on the right,  and I’ll keep you posted as I write new blogs. Just one last preface here…I’ve highlighted a few of the trends with my Polyvore pics, [..] read more

How to wear Greenery, the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year

Pantone, the world’s foremost color forecaster, has proclaimed Greenery, a fresh, yellow green, as the 2017 Color of the Year. I for one am really excited about it. As much as I am drawn to Rose Quartz, the color of 2016, it’s neither easy to wear nor a client favorite. As a fashion consultant in Denver, green is a favorite color of many of my clients, and most love all shades of it. Yes, Greenery is a very specific color according to Pantone; however, it’s inspiration for the fashion industry, and the shades of green you’ll find in the stores will [..] read more