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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.

Bloomingdale’s Fall Fashion Preview

#HipNJ attended a  fall fashion preview with Bloomingdale’s Short Hills and Dawn Del Russo at #ShortHillsMall.

Dawn gave some extraordinary fall fashion tips and showed us a ton of up-and-coming styles. Check them out below.

1. You NEED a bomber jacket this fall!bomber

2. Bow blouses are in.bloom6

3. These leather skirts will definitely be making an appearance in our closets.skirts

4. You can easily dress up or down a velvet blazer, especially in the luxe color of the season- wine!bloom7
5. Check out these pink velvet pumps, courtesy of Sarah Jessica Parker!bloom5
6. You can never have enough velvet. Don’t believe us? Check out this high-neck velvet dress.bloom2
7. Want to have some fun this fall? Animal print and cut-outs are the way to go!bloom4
8. Faux-fur is back in a big way!bloom

Dawn Del Russo is a celebrity on-air fashion & lifestyle expert. She is the CEO of the trendy Bella Dawn boutique and author of 101 Glam Girl Ways to an Ultra Chic Lifestyle.

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Conforti Couture DIY Earrings

Conforti Couture’s Angela Conforti, a local jewelry and clothing designer based in Northern New Jersey, stopped by the #HipNJ studio to show us how to make one of her cool DIY designs.

According the official website, Angela started Conforti Couture to encourage women to be different and to standout against the norm.

Lately, in high fashion, little fur pompoms have been really popular. So, Conforti decided to make fun earrings in a similar fashion.

The right tools, yarn, and the chain are all you need. The materials come up to a total of only $24.

Step 1: Loop it!

“We start off with one end, and then you just start turning.”

Step 2: Tie it!

“You want to make sure it’s nice and tight.”

Step 3: Cut it!

“Go through all those loops and cut them.”

Step 4: Shape it!

“You cut the extra, and shape it the way you want to.”

Step 5: Chain it!

“I am going to figure out how much I want on my chain.”

We cannot believe Conforti was able to craft a pair of earrings in less than five minutes. “If you have a vision, you can bring it to life, and that’s what I try to do,” she says.

Why does Conforti love DIY jewelry? She is savvy, doesn’t like to spend a lot of money, and always finds herself thinking that she can create the fashion she sees. “Why can’t I make something and say that it came from me as opposed to other people?” To her, that is the best thing to be able to do.

Conforti does a lot of custom orders, as well as craft fairs. To learn more and place your very own order, check out her Facebook and website.