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  • Writer's pictureBonney Rempel

CAUTION: Fashion in Progress

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

FASHION TRENDS There was a lot going on down the runways of the SS19 fashion shows. From neons and pastels to prints and colour blocking to fringe and lace, and more – we saw it all from our most beloved designers! It was clear that this season is about making a statement and turning heads. While some runway looks may seem intimidating, you can still incorporate the trends into your wardrobe. Head-to-toe neutrals dominated the runways. You can add some interest and depth by mixing different shades and textures. Luckily for us, that shouldn’t be hard as feathers, fringe, lace, ruffles, and crochet are all huge this season. Stuart Weitzman even recently launched their Nudist sandals collection. When you think of Spring/Summer fashion, the first thing that comes to mind is always bright prints and colours. This year is no different as there’s certainly no shortage of colours and patterns to choose from! We saw everything from this season’s staples (like floral and pastel) to nostalgic prints (like paisley and tie dye) to year-round favourites (like plaid and colour block). 

Speaking of bright colours, neon is major for Spring/Summer fashion! Some people may be afraid of bright colours, but you can really have fun with them. For those who are not-so-bold, try incorporating just a pop of colour with a pair of shoes (watch out for Stuart Weitzman’s limited edition footwear reveal), a bag, or a tee. For those who are more daring, try a neon trench coat or maxi dress. This trend is carrying over to this season’s makeup looks as well! BEAUTY TRENDS Spring is always a great time to try out some of the new makeup trends. Our Oakridge Spring fashion feature captured a hot runway trend: super dewy, glowy skin, slight bronzer, and brilliant neon eyes. Lips were natural and brows were brushed to finish the look. To get further into a Spring state of mind, you can either go bold and bright or stay natural and vibrant (even freckled!). Try coloured mascara or exchange your black eyeliner for something a bit bolder. Eyeliner has left its conventional place – there are no boundaries this season and you don’t have to stay in the lines. This year’s brightest trend leans toward neutrals and bronzers are still the call of the hour. To achieve a strong facial contour, try using a couple of shades together. Think glowing, dewy skin with bronzed cheeks, and lips in orange coral finished with a high gloss.

Bonney Rempel A retail expert and a savvy shopper herself, with a keen eye on fashion and all things beauty – from her passion for flower gardening, to her savvy in skin care (she was an aesthetician before all, and it shows), so when it comes to getting and keeping a glow, she’s the one in the know.  Her fashion dictum is “There’s no such thing as being overdressed”. Written April 2019 ACCESSORIZE: SPRING SELECTIONS Rodeo Jewellers – Gucci 18kt gold necklace; Gucci enamel panther ring Gucci has made fast gains on brand name influence in the market. This season is no different!

Tiffany – Leather and palladium-plated metal hardware pet collar Tiffany’s classic pet accessories are crafted from only the highest quality Italian leather and customer hardware for a luxurious look and feel. Nothing is too good for our furry friends!

Coach – Fringe Suede Moccasin ankle boot West inspired with fringe and tassels!

Blubird – Okhtein gold hexagonal palmette  cross body bag Medieval charm.

Stuart Weitzman – The 100SquareNudist sandal Master minimalism in these iconic strappy stilettos with a new angled heel!

Hugo Boss – Knee-high Italian calfskin boots These elegant and feminine boots are cut to sit below the knee and made to look good with everything. 

Harry Rosen – Moncler Emilien Sock sneakers These sneakers are crafted with a mix of leather and neoprene for the ultimate comfort and style. 

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