Trends by definition come and go, but then there are trends that just make sense and stick around for awhile. These are my personal favorites from 2013 and ones that will definitely be around in 2014 and beyond.
With radiant orchid being the 2014 color of the year, the plum lipstick that you saw at shows like Derek Lam (above image via Into the Gloss) will still be popular in 2014. There will be much brighter shades, or you can stick with the deeper colors that we saw this fall. Plum is flattering on everyone – it’s all about finding the shade that is right for your skin tone and comfort level. If you’re hesitant to wear a lot of color, try out a sheer lipstick (like the Clinique chubby stick above).
From left to right:
Bobbi Brown ‘Shimmer’ Lip Color in Plum Shimmer
Smashbox ‘Be Legendary’ Lipstick in Vivid Violet
BITE beauty luminous creme lipstick in Mulberry
NARS Lipstick in Gipsy
Clinique ‘Chubby Stick’ Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Richer Raisin
Fashionistas are always trying to sneak comfort into their personal style. Uggs, TOMs, Birkenstocks, and now athletic sneakers. I know that many of you may be trying to get your minds wrapped around wearing your Nike running shoes as part of your street style, in particularly with a skirt or dress. The best way to wear athletic sneakers fashionably is to simply wear them with your skinny jeans, coated denim, or leather leggings and add a feminine top and some accessories and you’re set. This is a trend that your legs and feet will appreciate, and if it doesn’t work out, well you can just retire the shoes for gym wear.
Now that Jenna Lyons has established leopard as a neutral, it’s here to stay. BUT, only as an accent. Excessive leopard and animal print will be reserved for cougar wear, but mixing a few accessories together adds a fun twist on what otherwise would be a simple or plain look.
1. Matisse boots at anthropologie
2. DVF black and leopard clutch at Piperlime
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs leopard scarf at Piperlime
4. Jeffrey Campbell loafers at Shopbop
5. kate spade new york ‘leopard ikat’ iPhone 5 & 5s case at Nordstrom
6. Forever21 headwrap
7. J.Crew Collection calf hair pumps