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Unexpected Fashion Trends for 2019

Unexpected Fashion Trends for 2019

Fashion is constantly evolving, and trends are constantly coming and going. It can be hard to keep up with them all. But there are also a lot of trends this year that we didn’t expect. Below are eight unexpected fashion trends for 2019.

Saturated Colors
The redundant black-on-black monochromatic looks are being tossed aside for neon and high saturated colors. All over the runways this season are exciting reds, yellows, greens, and blues mixed with simple accessories to not draw away attention from bright statement pieces. Spring is fast approaching, and the season is famous for enlivening spirits and bringing new life into your wardrobe. It’s about a revival of sorts, and what better way to celebrate than with a bright green frock? Prabal Gurung’s most recent FW ‘19 show has us salivating for more saturated colors!

Cinched Tailoring
This trend is not for the faint of heart. Cinched tailoring suits and jackets are reminiscent of the high-fashion days of 80s Mugler, and it screams chic and elegant! The tomboy look is still in fashion, but with some fine hemming and tailoring, a frumpy blazer can make you look spectacular with any accessories. The amazing part about this trend is that a sculpted blazer or piece can be paired with sneakers or jeans and still look elegant and expensive.

For those that hate it, the normcore look is still trending in 2019. This fashion statement is popular among all different types of people, from celebrities to poker players. To get a handle on this look, wear a pair of boyfriend jeans, sensible shoes, and a classic tee. Throw on a sweatshirt or baseball cap to really get the look down.

Mixed Prints
This year is all about bringing the drama. Having chaotic and clashing pieces is super on-trend right now, with the likes of Phillip Lim for his 3.1 collection, or Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton. Animal prints have been the wave of the past, present, and future, being a fun way to truly create balance in a boring wardrobe. Mixing zebra with cheetah print, giraffe with tiger print — all of it is exciting and fresh! This is an exotic and interesting way to create new looks with old safari pieces that may have been sitting in your closet for years now. Even searching through your closet and rediscovering stripes and dots can make for a contemporary look with a modern twist. Pair this trend with some polished sunglasses for a 50s vibe, or keep it simple with stud earrings and a bold lip.

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Matching Set 90’s Chanel
The 90s have been coming back in full force through music, movies, and especially fashion. Anything Chanel does will be copied and remade a thousand different ways, and this year is no different when they made the comeback of the matching set. Who doesn’t love a sleek two-piece outfit paired with a great bootie heel? Slick your hair back into a low ponytail for the ultimate business girl look.

Bright Plaid
Plaids and tartans will always be a staple in fashion, but this year the artistry is being amped up a notch. Plaids no longer have to be browns and reds and nudes. The bright plaid trend will be seen everywhere this year, from old-house designers like Cynthia Rowley, and more modern brands like Tibi. A bright plaid makes you runway ready while also keeping you sophisticated enough for a morning meeting.

This iconic silhouette has trickled down from couture to streetwear — and there’s a major reason for it. The hippest brands like Eckhaus Latta and Ugg are creating ready-to-wear looks that include the perfect square-toe boot cut. Boots are always the way to go, upgrading any casual outfit from drab to fab. Texture matters too, as we are seeing the square-toe being fabricated from sheepskin to calf hair to the classic pebbled leather. Pair this futuristic trend with some flared jeans that your boots will peek out from to create a subdued yet refined outfit for nights out on the town or a quick coffee with a friend.

To close off the list, we could never forget about khaki. Khaki, along with nudes and camo, made a dominating comeback a few years ago, still being a Kardashian-Jenner favorite, and a Yeezy fashion staple. Khaki brings the idea of “neutral” to life, with its calming tones and muted palettes. Step into style with a trench coat, just in time for the spring.


Holiday Hip List 2018: Slimsation

#HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino is here to tell you about the latest Hip List gift picks for the holidays! 

If you think it isn’t possible to look fabulous and feel comfortable at m mthe same time, think again! SlimSation offers you comfortable slimming style with a flexible tummy control panel. The figure flattering fashion secret gives you a smooth, slim figure, making you feel 10 pounds lighter in seconds.

The secret is their flexible tummy control panel, found in every SlimSation item. There’s no need for a constricting, uncomfortable control undergarment. Each pair of SlimSation pants works to contour your waist, slim your tummy, and shape your hips, all while keeping you comfy. The flexible tummy control panel moves with you, keeping your figure looking great throughout the day, whether you’re working, playing, or running errands. You don’t quit, and the SlimSation tummy control panel won’t quit either.

With styles for every occasion, you can look and feel great, wherever you’re going and whatever you’re doing. The tummy control panel works the same way in both casual and formal styles. After all, you want to look fantastic all day, every day, not just on special occasions. The SlimSation line features colors, cuts, and styles that will suit any woman’s personal look.

For more information, visit SlimSation.com.

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Episode 8 of Hip New Jersey

Hey #HipNJ! Episode 8 of Hip New Jersey features celebrity designers, goat yoga, a behavioral health fundraiser, and a tour of The Gathering Shops!
Lisa Marie Latino was delighted to speak with Christian Siriano who has had the pleasure of working with celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Lisa Marie’s favorite singer, Kelly Clarkson! They spoke together at #TheGatheringShops which is a collection of designer brands, curated by Anna Maria Sandegran. Brands featured at #TheGatheringShops include the following:
Fun Socks: a trendy sock brand made for all styles including leisure, business, parties and anything in between!
Digmi: A dream-chasing, confident, lifestyle brand founded by Ray “Digmi” Navarrete, a New-Jersey raised, former professional baseball player.
Nina Jarebrink: “a favorite among top stylists and edgy celebrities who all love the tailored elegance and demure sexiness of her clothes and accessories.”
Lisa Marie also interviewed Aisha from Aisha RTW in the #HipNJ studio. They discussed her ‘ready-to-wear’ brand which is “about celebrating life and inviting people to take part in this celebration of life and all it offers.” The Aisha brand features women’s ready-to-wear dresses, capes, coats, handbags and scarves.
Lisa Marie spoke with Kristin Broek and Taryn Lagonigro, owners of Iris Mind and Body in Cedar Grove, about their company and the latest craze hitting the fitness industry…goat yoga! Their quirky goat yoga activity was started as a way to make yoga fun and exciting for newcomers. This activity sounds like a great a way to unload some stress and venture out of your comfort zone! 
#HipNJ also was in attendance for the Trinitas Health Foundation’s #PeaceOfMind event, which benefitted renovations to the Behavioral Health Facility at Trinitas Medical Center. The evening featured Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy and Journalist Jack Ford as guest speakers. It was very nice to be a part of such a great cause!
You’ll be able to watch on HomeTowne TV, NJ on AIR or on HipNewJersey.com.
Happy Holidays!