Keep your Summer 2019 Wardrobe Staples on Trend

Spring has sprung and that summer breeze is starting to blow through. How’s you wardrobe? Is your closet summer ready? Comfort + Style never looked and felt so good this season… Maxi dresses, blazers, the LBD, wide-leg pants - well you know all the staples that should be in your closet but lets give them a refresh by embracing some of the most popular trends of 2019.

Classics like florals and stripes are trended hard on the runways this year. The LBD mets its rival, the versatile LWD! And finally we’re seeing less tight, body-con and more loose fitted and casual dressing.

Atlanta-based fashion designer, Abbey Glass, has been stylishly dressing women with her label which offers the perfect balance of casual to chic. See slideshow above.


The Trends To Be Wearing This Summer


The dust from all of the fashion weeks has settled, and we can finally sit down and decide what looks we want to rock over the coming months. From summer, to the  fall transition, to winter, there are plenty of looks to be watching out for. But first thing's first, summer is here! So what are the key trends to be looking out for? There is certainly a lot of bright color to be looking at, as well as bold prints. So without further ado, here are your summer fashion picks.

Bright Colors

It seems like designers had been raiding their children’s Crayola boxes for inspiration, as bright colors have been all over the catwalk. Tomato red has been a popular color of choice, with Victoria Beckham have several pieces in the shade, including her popular Harper slipper seen here: So think emerald green, canary yellow, and cobalt blue as you plan out your outfits and accessories.

Subtle Jewelry

With the colors and prints on clothes being bright and bold, the accessories have kind of taken a step back for this month. So they can be kept pretty subtle, unless you have some matching bright tassel earrings to wear with your outfits. You could wear a subtle and sleek diamond ring, much the rage here, and keep it simple with a pendant necklace. No doubt you’ve got a few bits like this already at home, so the good news is you’re unlikely to have to go out and buy more.


Is it even summer without some florals thrown into the mix? While a strong palm-leaf pattern has been pretty popular, florals are going to be a big thing over summer. Chloe has some of the prettiest and most feminine prints out there, as well as the ditsy prints that Loewe had on display. Sheer floral fabrics are also going to be big, which is great for any vacations that you’ve got planned.

Extra Large Tote Bags

We have seen large handbags and purses, to small cross-body bags in recent years. But the extra large tote is going to be a big thing over summer. Can we get a high-five for the practicality of this, please? You can fit everything in for a trip to the beach, as well as a spare change of clothes, your shopping, and plenty of accessories. Kate Spade has, as always, an amazing collection of tote bags with fun prints and bright colors, in-keeping with the other big trend of the summer; color.

Puff Sleeves

You might have thought that puffed sleeves were left back in the eighties, but they are back in a big way this summer. From jackets with puff sleeves, to big printed dressed with puff sleeves, there are various ways to wear this look. If you’re not feeling to brave about it, then high waisted acid-wash jeans, summer wedges, and a jacket with puff sleeves could be a good starter look, a la Givenchy on the catwalk.


Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2019 Collection

“Phoenix came to me as the perfect name for the collection; it’s about rebirth. Irreverence, joie de vivre, and a sense of renewal. All part of the spirit of the house of DVF, and of Diane herself,” says Nathan Jenden of his second collection for the house since his return.

DVF Holiday ‘18 captures the diverse and compelling spirit of New York in its provocative era of Pop Art, pop culture, and disco. Jenden was inspired by legendary Seventies muse and activist Tina Chow, a strong female New York icon with a legacy of style.

It’s all about celebrating the holiday party season; with playful paillettes and lurex in bonbon colors. “Creating clothes that look constructed but are light and easy to wear is the most modern approach right now,” says Jenden. The wrap dress comes in many updated variations: key styles include a new iteration in super light-weight printed mesh, and a mini silhouette with ruffled sleeves.

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2019 Collection

Bold, lush and ditzy florals feature alongside the house Sutra Chain, and the blown up logo appears on wraps and swimwear. Vibrant intarsia knits in Pop Art pantones depict tropical palm leaves and the Leopard Poppy print. The dragonfly appears embroidered and printed, symbolizing transformation and renewal, welcoming in the holiday season and celebrating the New Year ahead.



"Close your eyes and fly to the Secret Gardens of Alexander. A utopia, a fantasy land where euphoria is the only feeling of existence! A land with never ending gardens of delicate Japanese flowers, that the human eye cannot gasp in one breath! A land with human smiles that never will be forgotten and will always watching over us.  One of them, close to my heart is Alexander Boulais!  My agent in Paris! The person that with his instinct believed in my work.  A gentle human soul, a noble man that was always calm, soft spoken with a genuine smile and loved his garden! May you be the wind and the light that crosses your Secret Gardens and always be a shining star upon us!" ~ Maria Aristidou

Maria Aristidou, a specialist in couture knit wear, created a fantasy colorful world for spring-summer daywear and eveningwear for women where romance, positive energy and freedom are the safety keys for happiness. A playground of flowered patterns with silk viscose and metallic yarns and where elaborate embroideries decorate the luxurious knit fabric creations for today's woman.

Spring Summer 2018 is a collection with carefree curves and sleek cuts, with unexpected details, and the accessories that complete the beauty of this womenswear secret garden story.


FILA Presents the First Women’s Footwear Collection for Spring ‘18

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FILA kicks off 2018 with the introduction of the women's Embroidery Pack. A fresh, floral embroidery design element is featured throughout this pack, which includes an Original Fitness and a Drifter slide. The footwear styles are adorned with brightly embroidered blooms in varying shades pink and green, as well as metallic gold accents.

fila footwear 2018

The Original Fitness Embroidery is offered in white, with direct embroidered rose details that extend around the sneaker. This low-top classic features a leather upper with a women's only last, highlighting the feminine toe shape of this silhouette. FILA logo hits appear on the tongue and the outsole in the same pink hue. The sneaker also boasts the brand's signature flag design in white.

fila drifter slide

Also featured in this pack is the Drifter Embroidery, crafted in white with direct embroidery over the strap. The floral design is emblazoned with a metallic gold FILA logo. The Drifter slide also features an EVA footbed for a more comfortable, cushioned fit.

The Original Fitness Embroidery retails for $75, while the Drifter Embroidery retails for $30. Both styles in the Embroidery Pack are available on These new styles are very versatile and will pair up stylishly with most items in your closet. Wear them with shorts, cropped jeans, casual skirts, maxi dresses or even by poolside. Accessorize with an oversized bag and a fabulous pair of sunglasses and you'll be right on trend with the season.


Dreamy ERDEM Florals now at H&M

"I was determined that Erdem x H&M would be the most beautiful collection, of the most amazing materials, details, and finishes," says designer Erdem Moralioglu. "I wanted this to be a collection that was truly focused on the pieces, to make something timeless in such a transient age."

In July 2017, H&M announced that British brand Erdem would be next in line of high-end collaborators to partner with the fast-fashion retailer. Details surrounding the partnership were kept secret, revealing only that florals and lace will be staples in the collection as they are within Erdem's DNA. It was also revealed of an additional collaboration with famed filmmaker Baz Luhrmann who  would be creating a mini-movie about the Erdem X H&M collection.

The Erdem collection hit H&M stores worldwide on Nov. 2nd with 83 pieces of womenswear, menswear, accessories and shoes. Erdem pointed out that the women in his life - mother, sister, were the inspiration for this collection. Prices range from $29.99 - $299.00 As promised, dreamy and elegant florals have blossomed throughout most of the pieces, including florals on the shoes. Also, expect to see tailored coats, chic handbags and something quite new for Erdem that is sure to be a huge hit with the H&M customer, the hoodie.

Baz Luhrmann has set the tone of the Erdem X H&M collaborative collection with an ethereal short film that tells a youthful story of romance, mystery and a love triangle. The film, titled, “The Secret Life of Flowers” features the Erdem collection in a visually captivating set. 

“I wanted the film to be like a whole movie. It’s a very modern love story, set in a country house that is full of its own secrets and it’s like a metaphor for our times - it’s harsh out there in the world, but in here, the things that really matter keep growing in an eternal spring,” says Baz Luhrmann.


Alice + Olivia Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear

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Last season it was "Be the change you want to see in the world," and for Spring/Summer 2018 the message is, "The World needs more Sparkle." Stacey Bendet is conquering the world with positive vibes and good energy via fashion and her label Alice + Olivia. (And we LOVE it!) 

This season, accompanying all the 'sparkle,' A+O gave us ruffles, florals and fringe. Dresses, shorts, slacks and separates embraced a Bohemian chic factor in a way that only Stacey can deliver.