Trends


Athleisure for spring 2017

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Kendra Scott necklace (old, also love this one) / YSL lipstick / navy sparkle tee (love how it sparkles!!!) / denim shirt c/o Bridge & Boro (worn at NYFW here) / Mansur Gavriel bucket bag / floral iPhone case / Kendra Scott ring / Chanel spring nail polish / watch c/o Daniel Wellington / cuff c/o Daniel Wellington / leggings c/o Thacker NYC (worn at NYFW here) / Adidas sneakers in rose gold (some retailers call it copper) (love!!!)

The athelisure trend for spring 2017 is in full swing! With warmer temperatures and busy spring days, athleisure is the easy and comfortable way to get through the day. Love this trend for spring!

Since athleisure is about as close to walking around town in workout clothes as I am going to get, I tried to glam up my casual daytime look. If you are wondering how to wear the athleisure trend for spring 2017, it is actually quite easy! All you need is one pair of comfy leggings or sweatpants, a fabulous pair of Adidas sneakers, a cute yet casual tee, and of course your go-to Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. Voila! Athleisure for spring 2017!

This sparkle tee in navy with rose gold threading is a full on game changer. It is a casual, basic tee by nature, yet elevated because it sparkles. I have to admit, I also bought it in beige with yellow golden threads. It is perfect for making everyday jeans and a tee into a glamorous ensemble. I love how it makes these leggings and a tee outfit something special.

Athleisure for spring would not be as cool as it is without a pair of Adidas sneakers! Back in the 1990s I owned a pair with navy stripes, and before that, I had the old school, green striped version. For spring 2017, I decided to glam things up and I bought them with the rose gold stripes. I love the rose gold!!! If you are looking for a pair of street sneakers with an IT factor, these are the sneakers for you! They come in different colors too, so there is something for everyone. You can find them online here.

Ever since fashion week, I have been living in this denim shirt and these comfy leggings. Isn’t it fun to mix up clothing from your closet and make them glam one day, and casual the next? Love that!

So the ultimate casual look this spring is the athleisure trend. If you are looking for a way to be fashionable and fabulous, without breaking your ankles in platform heels, then the athleisure trend for spring 2017 is for you! I know I am living in it this season, and this outfit is my absolute favorite!

One last thing, my cute little ten-year-old daughter took these photos, are they great! She is so talented!

So what do you think of the athleisure trend for spring 2017? Will you be rocking it this warm weather season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

how to wear the athleisure trend


Stripes for spring 2017

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Desigual spring 2017 NYFW runway, (photo courtesy of Desigual PR)

The spring season is here! This means it is time to start rocking those spring trends! The biggest trend from the New York Fashion Week runways for spring/summer 2017 was stripes. Designers showed everything from apparel to handbags to shoes with stripes. Stripes were shown in multi-color designs, varying sizes, asymmetrical, and mixed together. No two stripes were alike!

While some may argue stripes are merely a classic spring nautical trend, one cannot ignore that stripes for spring 2017 are not your average spring stripe! Stripes for spring 2017 are cutting-edge, fresh, and taking us in an entirely new direction. This is trend a to have fun with, mix up, and enjoy for spring! Love that!

Cynthia Rowley spring 2017 NYFW (photo credit Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista)

Stripes are such a fun trend for the spring 2017 season. You can wear your stripes on your clothing, at the beach, on your shoes, or adorned on your handbag. If you simply cannot choose, you can wear your stripes anywhere you please! This season is all about mixing things up, wearing a lot of different colors, and wearing stripes alone or paired together. Stripes on stripes on stripes!!! Love!

Here are few of my favorite clothing options for spring 2017 adorned in glorious stripes!

There are so many options for wearing stripes this spring 2017 season. It is so hard to choose!

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Vivienne Hu spring 2017 NYFW (photo credit Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista)

If head to toe stripes is not your thing, there are other ways you can rock the stripes trend for spring 2017. If you want to be quiet with your stripes, you can always wear a fabulous pair of shoes with overt, or discreet stripes. Here are a few of my favorite striped shoes for spring 2017.

I really love the sneakers shown above; I have the same pair! On my wish list for spring is a pair of striped espadrilles. One of the options shown above will eventually end up in my closet for spring. But which to choose?!

Nicholas K spring 2017 NYFW (photo courtesy of Nicholas K PR)

Another fun way to rock the stripes trend for spring 2017 is by wearing a striped handbag. You can wear a small, everyday bag with multi-color stripes, or go for something a bit bigger such as a beach bag, or tote. Here are a few of my favorite striped handbags for spring 2017 from around the web.

Lastly, stripes are incredibly fun at the beach or poolside. Here are a few fabulous swimsuits, beach towels, and poolside accessories which can be taken to the beach or the pool this spring, and also summer, seasons. Love!

There you have it! The most important fashion trend of spring 2017 is the striped trend! If you invest in one trend for spring, be sure to invest in stripes. This trend was also on the fall 2017 runways, so it is not fleeting; it has some staying power! How will you wear stripes this spring 2017 season?


The return of the hobo handbag for spring 2017

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From top left: black grommet hobo handbag (designer must-have!) / blush hobo handbag (NYFW designer under $400) / denim hobo handbag (fabulous way to rock spring’s denim trend) / beige suede hobo (hot IT bag designer) / ivory hobo handbag (rock the logo trend with a classic closet staple under $500) / turquoise hobo handbag (classic designer closet staple) / navy structured hobo with tassel (cult favorite in the fashion world) / Gucci hobo handbag (everything Gucci is hot right now! under $2000)

Hobo handbags for spring 2017 are an emerging trend which is not getting enough press! The hobo has been a quiet, emerging trend over the past few seasons which we noticed splashed all over the fall 2017 runways in New York last month. While those were fall runways, hobo handbags had already graced the spring 2017 runways back in September; so this trend is positioning itself to unseat the current satchel trend, shoulder bag trend, and mini bag trend.

Last month in New York, designers favored soft and slouchy handbags; many of which were hobo handbags. The hobo is a casual closet staple, although, it has not enjoyed it’s place in handbag society over the past decade. For spring 2017, designers are including at least one hobo handbag style in their warm weather line-up, this makes the hobo handbag a fabulous up-and-coming bag to invest in now.

Most of us have already invested in fabulous satchels over the past few years. The shoulder bag, or saddle bag trend, is a classic style which most have us already have in our closets. In addition, we seem to all have at least one mini bag. While mini bags are a hot trend, they have held this position for a few years now. The mini bag cannot last forever. It will eventually fall victim to the IT bag style curse of being “so last season.” If you want to invest your dollars wisely in a casual, everyday handbag, the hobo is your best best.

For investment purposes this season, satchels and shoulder bags are good bets to have staying power over the next few years. If you want to invest in something at the beginning of the bell curve, look for a soft and slouchy hobo handbag for spring 2017.

I love hobo handbags! There is something luxurious about a soft and slouchy hobo. In addition to a scrumptious hobo, a structured hobo has it’s place in every woman’s closet too. The structured hobo handbag is easy to wear casually, at the office, and out to dinner; while the slouchy hobo is more of a weekend bag. The hobo handbag at the top of my wish list is this beauty online here. For a structured hobo handbag, I have my eyes on this one in blush.

What do you think of the hobo handbag for spring 2017? Is this a handbag trend you are excited about? Are you more of a slouchy hobo, or a structured hobo, kind of gal?

I found a few fabulous hobo handbags for spring 2017 around the web, and assembled them into the shopping widget below. There is a mix of bags under $500, and over $1000. Something for everyone! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉