It’s seen on runways, campuses, streets and online. Funky glitter patches decorate jeans, jackets, purses, shoes and hats. But trends come and go faster than you can click ‘like’ on a post, leading to the question–how to know which trends to trust?
- Trending: individuality
No one wants to blend in–our clothes, accessories and decor all help us express who we are, and who we want to be. Trends that help you to customize your style to suit your mood are ones that will have staying power.
- Trending: broad appeal
Patches aren’t just for kids or teens–this style has been adopted by women (and guys) of every age. Supermodels and celebrities show off their embellished denim, while high-end designers decorate leather coats and purses with the look.
- Trending: easy to adopt
Not everyone will buy the $800 designer wallet or the $2500 jacket, but we can adorn a favorite jean jacket with lipstick and pizza slices and have fun!
We’ve made it easy for retailers to ride this fun instant style trend with KABOOM! stick on/ iron-on patches in a huge range of themes and designs like junk food, happy hour, girly girl, music, western and must-have large initials. Pre-decorated totes and cosmetic bags are available, along with do-it-yourself sequin bags, key rings and cool pop-art inspired scarves.
Why did we pick these great pieces, all found in our Spring 2017 catalog, to star in our recent retailer eblast? Because they all represent the top trends that your customers will be looking for. They’re easy to wear, offer an instant splash of style and smiles, and…they fit!
Yes, fringe is still our fave! Here, you see it on easy-wearing cross body bags. Note the colors–these neutrals look cool and chic after deep winter colors. The surprise details are the clasps and trim.
Scarves are a woman’s go-to wardrobe essential: they’re mood-changers and style boosters. We love the tribal/global weave and impact of the black/white story here, while the popular bird motif isn’t just trending in home decor. It looks feminine, soft and yet chic too.
Watches are back for spring, even if you don’t rely on them to tell time anymore. This subtle neutral is accented with multi banding and important textures. And the jewelry….clean and delicate, not fussy or dainty. Mix polished stones and metals for an updated vintage vibe that’s right off the runway.
Fabulous Fringe: This look started on the streets, as lots of great fashion trends do, but has gained traction and is now firmly established as a style that appeals to women of all ages. It’s not just boots and boho now–tassels and fringe can be subtle and sophisticated.
A good example of ‘grown up’ fringe is seen in our Style 101 spring release. The cool pastel tones for Spring are accented with jewelry in iced mauves, grays, taupes and rose. Some styles have an echo of dreamcatchers, some include charms and beads for a more feminine appeal. But always, in wraps, hats, bags or jewelry, the style is clean, understated and versatile.