So fellow Cincinnista’s, I last wrote about what trending for 2018, but let’s face it, it’s cold out there baby and it’s time for some great deals on winter clothing, shoes and accessories!
My favorite sale in Cincinnati is always put on by the Co-Op & Friends, conveniently located on Camargo Road in Madiera. Cincinnista is excited to be an official promoter of this event, so here are the details of this end of season sale!
The sale begins on Thursday, February 1st (5-8pm) and continues through Saturday February 3rd. There will be dramatic reductions on “fashion forward” merchandise from clothing, to shoes, jewelry, and accessories. In addition, esthetician Shawna Renay will be offering brow waxing and lash services on Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. My favorite part of the sale is the Opening Thursday night consisting of wine tasting and yummy lite bites to enjoy while shopping with my favorite Cincinnista’s!
To top it off, a $5 donation at the door as well as a percentage of sales, will go to the always charitable Karen Wellington Foundation.
So fellow Cincinnista’s, I’ve blogged and and even been featured on TV about what’s hot in Interior Design for 2018, but now let’s talk about personal style and fashion. It’s always true that what is trending in interior design and overall design transcends itself in to fashion and visa versa.
After much research here are my top 7 trends for 2018!
-Shine and gloss: From metallics to now actual yes, vinyl, glossy pants and tops, anything shimmery (well almost) is in. Just make sure to not let your entire outfit be a reflective sign and mix and match the wow pieces with the more subdued.
-Mixed prints. Again, we want to be careful of not becoming a fashion “mine field” , but the juxtaposition of different prints is very current. Don’t be afraid to mix those plaid jeans with an embroidered top for example if the colors work together.
-Fringe: While I’m a bit of a bohemian haute couture dresser myself on my casual days, fringe is still in! From sweaters to handbags, the 70’s are still with us. Just a little moderation ladies!
-Nineties Influences: Ugh sorry ladies, I’m not advocating Alexa Carrington’s oversized should pads, but the windbreaker and “bomber style” jackets have come back but in a with more sophisticated and interesting materials.
-Haute Demin: While demin will never go out of style, it’s time to leave your Levi’s and get more creative. Many of us older Cincinnistas aren’t into the distressed, holely look but what about zippers and contrasting panels of focus? Sounds kind of fun to me!
-Utilitarian and Camo style clothing. While I still treasure the army green and lace Veronica Beard jacket I got on big time sale this summer, this look isn’t going away. Camo themed sweaters to pants with utilitarian outside military pockets are all over the run ways for the spring.
So cheers and Happy New Year and check out some of these looks!
Okay, so I know I’m not Oprah and the whole word isn’t hanging on every word I say, but with a crazy month of November behind me, this Cincinnista is ready to shop for my family, friends and of course, myself. I know, sounds selfish right? But with the deals? Come on!
Now a couple of these items I’ve purchased, but of course not all. I mean, even a Cincinnista can’t afford them all. But here is a mix of some of my favorite clothing pieces and accessories this winter season:
Ok Cincinnista’s, plaid is no longer reserved for your classic Burberry scarf or rain boots. As I mentioned in a previous post, plaid is in style in an an even bigger way. I must admit, that after my Rag and Bone black and red plaid twill leggings finally gave way last weekend (which by the way I thought was pretty fashion forward when I bought then 3 years ago:), I’ve been on a quest to replace them. After much research, I’ve found that most top clothing lines are offering anything from neutral plaids, to bright and bold options. From jackets, to shirts, to pants, plaid is a classic piece that when mixed with cutting edge boots and accessories is a necessity to any Cincinnista’s wardrobe.
Well, it’s not just any velvet that’s in this season! On a recently trip to Saks, I was amazed by the amount of various red velvet jeans and jackets. And to be more specific, it’s more like dark red or wine colored velvet.
Here are some reasons I love this look (at least in jeans):
-It’s a great neutral for the season. Deep red goes with blue, black and a myriad of neutrals.
-It’s rich and cozy looking. I mean who doesn’t love the feel and softness of this material?
-The dark red is flattering on most figures. In lieu of “louder” patterned jeans, if you aren’t a size 2, this dark color helps out the most fullest of figures.
-It’s the perfect pant for work. I know as I designer, I feel the need to dress up for work most days and regular jeans are a little too casual. Velvet jeans are comfortable and casual, yet still stylish and upscale looking.
Well no other color stands out to me more this 2017 Fall season than deep, rich red. Call it wine, berry or even maroon, this color is the perfect transition to a cozy look for cooler temperatures. Worn in anything from a sweater to a camisole to a nail polish color, wine is flattering on EVERYONE!
Similar to Amy Youngblood Interior’s tip for jewel toned velvets in interior design, rich toned fur and faux fur coats and jackets are big for the fall.
I’m so used to wearing my neutral rabbit fur black jacket or faux fur tan stole for special occasions, that this is a bit of a deviation for this Cincinnista. However, paired with a simple black outfit or coordinating print, these jewel and patterned fur jackets make a huge statement.
Check these examples out…all in different lengths and styles. Next to come: Fall Trends in Fashion and Design!