The Latest Across the Pond and Beyond

A couple of my friends went to Europe before we did this fall, and I begged them to notice the latest fashions and trends over there, since we all know…fashion starts there and comes here 6 months to a year later.

One friend told me she saw Converse tennis shoes everywhere…not the white or the black but prints, high tops and torn-up textures. I took my burgundy shoes and wore them some. Unfortunately, they are not comfortable for long walks!

Other things…parachute pants. I saw them, too. They are cute on some women…Not something I would invest in, however.

I saw several pieces with zippers…zippered tops, zippers on coats as a detail rather than function. I also saw some quilting, very minimal and slim, some on black leather coats.

I didn’t see “bright” colored jeans, however, except for red and then darker hues such as burgundy, navy, green. I saw some denim with denim, which I am starting to see here, too. I am not a fan of this look…but to each her own! My advice: if you do this look, use different shades of denim such as a light colored denim with a dark rinse or a colored denim.

For men, I saw some colored pants, almost a Salmon color, with a light blue denim shirt.

One of my friends said Bowling Bags were big in Europe. I did see some. I was drawn to a really pretty Emerald green bag. I talked my husband into buying it as a Christmas gift. It is a different color I really like.

Loved it when I saw some pretty dresses, especially in the summer. To me, the dress is the highest example of femininity!


Happy shopping!