So I came across three new trends that you’ll probably hear more about and start seeing and I thought that they were all fully worth mentioning. The first one, color block, is something that you probably see all the time without realizing it. However, it’s becoming very dominant in new trends, on purses, and I think it’s something that you’ll see in the spring. You’ll also notice back in my “Can You Operate Heavy Machinery?” post, all of the shoes had a color block look to them. It’s a great way to take a solid beige shoe and add a block of purple or red to it to set them apart from the typical beige shoe.
Another trend that I am seeing is something so small but worth mentioning and one that you may notice now that it’s been brought to your attention; barrettes. Now I know when you think of barrettes you think of those crazy clips your mom used to put in your hair when you were little to keep your bangs out of your face. However, in a cute swept to the side messy updo or even swooping one section of hair to the side of your head when wearing it down and securing it with a barrette is cute and adds some flair. You can purchase plain silver ones, jeweled ones, colorful ones, and even leather ones instead of metal or plastic. Henri Bendel sells them for $42 a pop! Now that’s a barrette apparently worth having.
My last quick trend worth mentioning is one that isn’t clothing-related but a trend in fashion and beauty is a trend regardless. OPI has come out with this new polish and it’s called Shatter Coat. Basically, you take any dry nail polish, preferably OPI, and apply it to your nails. Then, you apply the shatter coat on top and what happens is that it will break itself up into a crazy pattern that won’t ever be identical to the next. The end result resembles a leopard/animal print of sorts. Afterwards, it’s recommended that you apply a clear top coat and you have instant nail art that you can do yourself minus the hassle and time consumption! I think that this is SO cool and each bottle of shatter coat retails for the same as a basic bottle of color by OPI, $8.50.