Friday, June 28, 2013

Groovy Fall Trends

SPOTTED: Runways lined with celebs, stylists, and fashionistas as blurs of emerald green, deep red, rich browns and crazy patterns stride by.  What are the exciting fashion trends for this Fall'13 season? You'll have to read on my fashion-crazed friends, because I'll never tell!! 
                  Groove Girl

p.s. heard of any other Fall '13 trends?? Keep me in the loop and tell me about them in the comment section, Girlfran!

As you learned when you started picking up your first copies of Teen Vogue and CosmoGirl, you must know of the season's trends ASAP....aka months beforehand.  Now that summer is in full swing, you are finally able to show off your bright pedi and rock those summer sandals! You have carefully planned and pieced together your summer wardrobe, so, naturally it is time to read up on the upcoming Fall '13 trends!

I looked to the stars...well, to find out who is responsible for their impeccable style and wardrobe of course! The stylists of Drew Barrymore, Megan Fox, Tyra Banks and Halle Berry have been sharing their thoughts and observations for the upcoming Fall '13 trends.  Some of them I saw coming, others I was really interested to read about, but regardless I am excited to tell all of you...obvi!

Phillip Bloch, Christie Maruka, Laura Solin, and Sarah Ellison Lewis are some of the celebrity stylists speaking out about their overall feel for the footwear trends this Fall.  While they each have their own opinions about some of the emerging trends, there are several that they all agree on.

Carey Mulligan, Vogue cover, May 2013. Photographed by Mario Testino
One of my favorite upcoming trends is Back to the Past.  Personally, ever since I read The Great Gatsby in school when I was younger, I have always been intrigued by the Roaring 20s.  So, I am very excited to hear about how the newly released "The Great Gatsby" is a huge fashion movie and major influence for fall.  Laura Solin and Phillip Bloch both agree on this.  Bloch pointed out that the movie came out after all of the Fall fashion shows, however, it is going to have such an impact we will still be seeing it's influence in 2014.
Another reemerging trend from back in the day is the influence of minimalism and nature from the 1930s and '40s.  Christie Maruka agrees that stilettos and 1940s inspired heels are coming for Fall, as well as Sarah Ellison Lewis.  Lewis knows that minimalists (like Jil Sander and Margiela) have already been incorporating this trend in their collections, but says that they are refining them for more simplicity because "less is more, more than ever".  One of my favs who rocks the minimalist look the best is none other than the fabulous Gwyneth Paltrow (if you needed someone to stalk to help you master this new look, check her out in Tom Ford).

The next trend you need to know for your Fall '13 wardrobe is the colors, textures and materials we'll be seeing.
I was not surprised that the most talked about colors are rich, bold and dark for the fall.  Emerald green, wine hues, grays, rich browns and coffee colors are going to fill the streets come fall, but some fun pops of fuchsia, orange and blues will keep a little summer in the air.  As for the textures and materials we will be seeing are all about patterns, color combos, prints, fur trim and velvet...yay! When done right, I love the luxury of velvet.  Solin doesn't think that solid colors will be able to compete this season and Maruka agrees that colors are used to create moods and mixing the textures, embellishments and patterns can create any vibe from sophisticated, to sexy luxury, to rock and roll!

Some other trends on the way is menswear inspired footwear...heels, thigh-high boots with cutouts, work boots with feminine personality are some looks we'll be seeing.  Lewis even mentioned wearing outfits like men's pajamas and Hanes T-shirt dresses.  International street-looks and sneakers (flat, heeled, sporty, or classic) are going to stick around. However, Bloch believes that the metallic wedge sneaker is on its way out because it was too overdone and too trendy dies fast.

Some other trends that are believed to be on the outs is color blocking and understated looks that are too dainty. Maruka explains that the colors are deepening for fall and the look is becoming more luxurious and feminine, the neon trend will also fade away.  On the other hand, some styles are so strong, she also says that designers will want to keep them new, fresh and keep an eye out for some styles to be re-created and expanded this Fall '13.

Well there you have it!  A quick overview on the upcoming Fall '13 trends from the celebrity stylists themselves.  We have a lot to look forward to in the next few months and I am very excited for the rich emerald colors and Gatsby looks.  Until then, put on your neon (hey, it makes our sexy summer tans look that much more awesome!), grab the gals...or your hubbie, and go see "The Great Gatsby".

What to look for next week?

Our new website! We will be launching the newly remodeled Groove Footwear website any day now!  It took a lot of patience and planning, but we are super excited to see how it turns out!  Stay tuned next week for a behind-the-scenes look at the whole process. 

Our 'Share to Win' contest will be ending this week!!! Make sure you share at least one post from Groove's  Facebook  so I can put you in the drawing to win a pair of shoes for you and a friend! 



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