Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Trendspotting at the Mall...

During a visit to the mall last weekend, I had the opportunity to check out the trending looks at Bebe, Loft, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor.  The common themes appeared to be:

1. Emerald and mint green
2. Shades of blue ranging from pale to cobalt to navy
3. Black and white
4. Pastel and bright colored and printed skinny jeans 
5. Stripes
6. Polka dots
7. Graphic prints

Bebe


1/  Bebe Debbie Crepe Seam Detail Dress  ($139)  2/ Bebe Sheer Yoke Mini Stripe Sweater  ($74)  3/  Bebe Mesh Inset Pleat Silk Dress  ($139) 4/  Bebe Stripe Mini Circle Skirt  ($69)

Loft


   1/ Loft Corded Dobby Striped 3/4 Sleeve Blazer  ($98)  2/ Loft Color Pop Super Skinny Jeans  ($59.50)  3/  Loft Dobby Stripe Shift Skirt  ($59.50)   4/ Loft Super Skinny Jeans in Cross Hatch Dot Print ($59.50)

Banana Republic


1/  Banana Republic Hampton Fit Crop Pant   ($89.50)  2/ Banana Republic Kary Pointed-toe Pump ($120)  3/ Banana Republic Adele Printed Cardigan  ($69.50)   4/ Banana Republic Stripe Skirt ($89.50)

Ann Taylor


1/ Ann Taylor Striped Cotton Button Back Top  ($38)  2/ Ann Taylor Dot Jacquard Shell  ($58)  3/ Ann Taylor Ponte Colorblocked Skirt  ($88)   4/ Ann Taylor Draped Tie Neck Top  ($68)

What are your thoughts on these current trends?
It's hard to believe that my blog will be one year old in a couple of days (Jan. 17th).  What an exciting year it has been for this little corner of my world!  Be sure to check out my upcoming anniversary post :)

Cathy







21 comments:

  1. The mint green and printed skinny jeans are definitely my favorites!! I can never get enough of mint green. Wonderful inspiration :)

    -Rachel
    www.apreppystateofmind.blogspot.com

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  2. Ahh that skirt reminds me of the ones they wore in Clueless! I loved that trend and used to rock it. I def wouldn't be mad if it came back in style :)

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  3. I'm glad that stripes and polka dots are still in since I have so many of those in my closet! The greens and blues are so pretty together and will be great for spring.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    JCrew Giveaway!

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  4. I love black & white, it's very elegant!
    Kisses.

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  5. Yes, greens & blues seem to be so very popular right now! I've always loved cobalt and classic black & white for sure. I haven't really got into the emerald green trend but definitely have wanted more mint for a while! I've noticed all of the printed pants, and I like the more subtle ones like a pair of soft black cheetah engraved into black jeans that I have from Zara. I also have been really into polka dots lately! HOW EXCITING that your blog anniversary is coming up! Congrats, I absolutely love having you part of blogland!

    xoxo
    Rachel

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  6. I am dying over all the colors...the greens and blues!!! Yes, please!!! Bring on Spring!!!

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  7. oooooh i really want all of these - time to shoP! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  8. so beautiful and inspiring post!1thank you so much for sharing!kisses!
    http://shoppingtherapy153.blogspot.gr/

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  9. I love the mint green!!!
    :)
    kisses!!






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  10. check out this giveaway sweetie*
    http://style-limelight.blogspot.gr/2013/01/sismade-giveaway-16th-january-30th.html

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  11. I like the banana republic stuff!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  12. These outfits are so pretty. These black and white looks are absolutely gorgeous.

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  13. Love Banana Republic Collection so much!! *.*
    a kiss, Francesca

    New post on my blog "CREEPERS OUTFIT"!!
    Check it out and let me know what you think of it!!! <3

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  14. Alright..those mint green pieces from last year can still be utilized! So the magazines have been showing a lot of ads with cobalt blue and berry pink. This is definitely going to be an interesting spring.

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  15. I just CANNOT get enough of the black and whites we are seeing everwhere for Spring..it is always a classic look and I wear it often..but knowing it is SO on trend right now, makes this girl very happy!
    First time popping in..always love discovering fun new blogs...following along via google friend.
    Be back soon.
    Best
    C

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  16. nice post :) :)
    www.okomody.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  17. I have noticed these trends too!! I love the graphic black and white, and may add an emerald top to my spring wardrobe :)

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  18. Love all the color blocking!


    XX,
    Miranda

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  19. Hi Cathy, are the spring ranges already out over there? Wow, so many trend loves here, the stripes and graphic prints are amazing and excited to see emerald green!

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