What’s Trending Now

Scrolling through Instagram pages we may notice some memorable items that everyone seems to love. Here we gathered and are happily sharing with you the trendiest must haves of the season. (Hint! It involves a whole lot of Bottega Veneta, our current obsession..)

All eyes are on Bottega Veneta for Fall/Winter 2019 season thanks to creative director Daniel Lee, formerly director of ready-to-wear design for Céline.

One of the key items is The Pouch Bag, an oversized clutch made with delicate folds of smooth buttery soft calf leather that envelope the bag’s frame and create a voluminous rounded shape.

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The Padded Cassette Bag is another big cult hit. A cross-body bag with a padded maxi weave is spotted on every fashion insider this season.

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These Chelsea Boots are the MUST HAVES of the season. This boots add a touch of luxury to every look, and will effortlessly carry you through this season and beyond.

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Bloc Boots are crafted in Italy from crackled vintage-effect calf leather. Featuring a rounded square toe, these shoes add a touch of minimalist style to any outfit. 

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Surprisingly, but who are we do disagree, these Mesh Pumps are another big thing in Insta-fashion world.

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Bottega Veneta’s new aesthetic came to spotlight at the right time with the right amount of polish and punch to captivate the Old Celine crowd.

The Key Trends For Fall/Winter 2019

From mega minis to pointy collars, gothic maxis and floor-skimming coats, all the new season goodies to buy now.

As we mourn the last days of summer, the time has come to press pause on the purchasing of strappy dresses and slinky sarongs. Now is the time to get ahead and start investing in some key pieces that will work hard in your winter wardrobe. And this season, the runways were an eclectic mix.

To make sense of the seemingly-anything-goes mishmash of options on offer, we have selected the key trends that we’re convinced will be big this winter.

A prudish aesthetic permeated via sensible suiting, Regency dresses and floor-skimming coats, while sassier dressers were catered for via maximal mini dresses and frou-frou ruffles.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that… softly rounded, Regency-inspired square necklines are set to replace Victoriana pie crust collars for autumn. Darcy-delighting minimalist interpretations were seen at Bevza and Chalyan, while Paul Costelloe’s bosom-bearing floral jacquard would no doubt get Mrs Bennett’s seal of approval.
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By now you’re familiar with a warm weather white-out, but who says the all over bleach is just for the beach? Full on frosty ensembles are a crisp and clever way to dress for cooler climes. Models at Roland Mouret and Dolce & Gabbana doubled down on ivory suiting, while Fendi and Chanel showed top-to-toe winter whites worthy of a super chic ski trip. Fresh, versatile and powerful in its purity, head-to-toe snow is a look for all seasons – though best avoided by the mucky eaters.

 

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Billowing sleeves have been a mainstay of our 2019 summer wardrobes, and, for winter, the balloon sleeve has far from burst, in fact it’s been blown a little bigger, and very much migrated up to the shoulders. Anyone in the market for some OTT party dresses should look no further than Alessandra Rich and Richard Quinn, who made the case for floral minis with exaggerated puffball shoulders, while the statement tailoring at Givenchy, Lemaire and Alexander McQueen were office-appropriate ways to tackle the trend.

 

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Bid adieu to summer’s silk headscarves, for winter’s neck gear is brief and beefy. Gabriella Hearst kept short scarves tonal, while Henry Holland knotted neon quilting at jaunty angles and Tod’s wrapped last year’s chunky knits tight about the neck. At Chloe the trend was further truncated with brightly coloured, thick-knit snoods. However you choose to tie ‘em, this season’s message is clear. No flapping tassels, no billowing blankets; do knot mess around.

 

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Ruffle hems and prairie collars have been big on the sartorial agenda for a year now. But come autumn, and one frill will simply not do. According to everyone from Erdem to Ports 1961, Roksanda and Molly Goddard, 2019’s Christmas parties will be awash with frou-frou layer cakes. While not for the faint of heart, the flounce, once mastered, can be truly frilling. Go forth friends, and ruffle some feathers.

 

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Spring’s rounded Peter Pan collars are set to be replaced this season by altogether sharper-necked shirting. Everyone from Alexa Chung to Eudon Choi, Fendi and Victoria Beckham decreed an exaggerated Elvis collar to be boss. Wear over the lapels of your jacket and poking over the top of jumpers for a look that’s kinda nerdy, but that’s the (pointy) point.

 

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The midi dress has had a lot of airtime over the last few years, and frankly her naughty younger sister, the mini, is well overdue her time in the sun. From Christian Cowan’s fuchsia feathered swan-like creations to Attico’s golden foil hearts, this season the mini is back, and in true mini style, she’s mightier and minxier than ever.

 

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OK, we’ll admit, florals as a trend is not (ahem) ground-breaking, but a trend it is, once again. This winter take your cues from Erdem, Simone Rocha, Dries Van Noten and Lela Rose and opt for maxi dresses in hues of purple, black and claret and unapologetically bold floral designs. Think Dracula on date night.

 

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Perhaps it’s the extravagant excesses of material, or maybe it’s the devil-may-care attitude to the inherent risk of rising damp, but there is something so fabulously louche about a floor-skimming, ankle swooshing winter coat. Go oversized houndstooth a la Chanel, or demure dusty pink a la Dennis Basso, but whatever you do, go long.

 

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From opera-ready jacquard at Richard Quinn, to floor swooshing boucle at Chanel and dinky little boleros at Mishka and Dolce, capes were all over the autumn 2019 runways. A good cape has the power to make you feel simultaneously shielded and powerful, not to mention more than a little bit like a superhero. And frankly, in times like these, we could all do with a bit of that.

 

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We got to the point where our teeny tiny bags couldn’t get any teenier. Hell, some of them didn’t even fit an iphone. Fashion’s answer? To embrace the other extreme and advocate larger-than-life totes. Proenza Schouler, Jacquemus, and Stella McCartney all gave us monster holdalls – quite the handful, but at least we have space for all seven of our favourite lip balms.

 

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Do you have a favourite shoulder? No? Best make a decision pronto because only 50 per cent of your clavicle mass will be seeing the light of day come party season. Attico, Halpern and Saint Laurent all made the case for eighties-inflected one-shouldered party dresses, while Alberta Ferretti offered an asymmetrical top that wouldn’t look entirely out of place in a (rather glamorous) boardroom. Best blade forward .

 

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Suits have been a sartorial staple for some time now, and for winter 2019 they’re getting broader shouldered and wider legged. To balance these new proportions many houses showed jackets nipped in at the waist with belts. From the skinny belts on oversized jacket dresses at Acne, to leather disc belts over tawny checks at Khaite, this season’s suiting really is a cinch.

 

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Summer Simplicity | Minimalist Outfits for Summer 2019

Summer Minimalism 101—New season is here, are you ready for those hottest days? These latest clean-cut silhouettes and pared-down accessories are a lesson in cool minimalism.

Shop minimalist outfits for Summer 2019 at SHOPBOP.COM.

& Other Stories | The Cool Combo for Summer 2019

The casual 90’s silhouette feels fresh in monochrome separates, clashing raw denim and fine knits with coarse linen. Throwing on sheer snake print pieces tempers masculine lines and puts a modern spin on the classic idea of cool.

Shop the cool combo for Summer 2019 at & Other Stories.

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3 WAYS TO WEAR TIE-DYE FROM ASOS

Whether it makes you think of ’70s hippies, your elementary school arts and crafts class or Carrie Bradshaw in SATC, tie-dye is officially back. On the SS19 runways, psychedelic prints got a high-fashion makeover via labels like Prada, Dior and Stella McCartney, and at the recent fashion weeks, all your fave influencers were repping hard for the trend. For inspo on how to wear it IRL, below ASOS.com gives you three ways to try it now…

Now that’s what I call ’90s

If this look doesn’t remind you of your childhood, did you even grow up in the ’90s? For real though, the tie-dye T-shirt, lace-up boots and dark lip vibe is a serious throwback moment. Those crisp white jeans are the perfect palette cleanser for the trippy print, and the shell accessories bring a surfer-chick spin. To finish, the wicker bag adds an unexpected twist. To dye for.

Double trouble

Who knew a double tie-dye moment could look so sophisticated? This long-sleeve top and midi skirt get-up is a grown-up spin on the trend and we are so here for it. And, with the addition of some snake-print boots, it could actually be a great option for work (depending on your officewear etiquette). Tie-dye, we hardly knew ya.

Get into the groovy

If you want something different from your standard dress or jumpsuit for going out-out, this tie-dye T-shirt and legging-shorts look is the fresh and funky combo you need in your life. A blazer and some barely-there makeup give it a glam upgrade. And when festival season comes, swap the blazer for a denim jacket and the heels for some sneakers. Ideal.

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California Dreaming | Nordstrom Spring 2019 Vacation Lookbook

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Swaying palm trees, crystal-blue pools, surreal sunsets and relaxed glamour. When it comes to living in style, there’s no place like Los Angeles. Get ready to get away by fill your luggage with essentials for every style.

Shop vacation styles at NORDSTROM.COM

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Farm Rio Spring 2019 Lookbook at SHOPBOP

Farm-Rio-Amazonia-Trousers-679x1019Meet the new Brazilian label, Farm Rio, features kaleidoscopic prints, carefree cuts, and punchy hues. The label’s signature tropical motifs give you instant vacation vibes (no matter where you are). Printed FARM Rio dressespuffsleeve tops, and breezy wideleg pants primed for vacations or sunny days.

Shop Farm Rio Spring 2019 collection at SHOPBOP.COM.

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Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s First Chloé x NET-A-PORTER Capsule Collection

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The exclusive capsule collection epitomizes the modern mood Natacha Ramsay-Levi has brought to the French fashion house. Chic, confident and effortlessly cool, discover this collection of sharp suiting Western-inspired blouses and fresh iterations of the ‘Tess’ bag—it’s time to meet the new Chloé girls.

Shop Chloé Fall 2018 capsule collection exclusively at NET-A-PORTER.

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Madewell Spring 2018 Campaign

Madewell Spring 2018 campaign took an adventure to Thailand. Close your eyes and imagine that ideal warm-weather wardrobe. Classic stripes redone in new ways. Denim with serious vintage vibes. A color palette as pretty as the sunset. Now open them…and make room in your closet.

Shop Madewell Spring 2018 collection at MADEWELL.

 

 

Art Stars| Saks Spring 2018 Designer Editorial Vol.2

Eclectic artwork curated by Good Luck Dry Cleaners—a Brooklyn-based, cutting-edge gallery-provides the perfect backdrop for spring’s avant-grade style. Featured designers include Sacai, Altuzarra, Chloé, CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC, Etro, Fendi, Valentino, and Michael Kors Collection.

Shop Spring 2018 designer collections at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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