3 trends that will stick around in 2014 (and on)

Trends by definition come and go, but then there are trends that just make sense and stick around for awhile. These are my personal favorites from 2013 and ones that will definitely be around in 2014 and beyond. trends that are here to stay - plum lipstickWith radiant orchid being the 2014 color of the year, the plum lipstick that you saw at shows like Derek Lam (above image via Into the Gloss) will still be popular in 2014. There will be much brighter shades, or you can stick with the deeper colors that we saw this fall. Plum is flattering on everyone – it’s all about finding the shade that is right for your skin tone and comfort level. If you’re hesitant to wear a lot of color, try out a sheer lipstick (like the Clinique chubby stick above).

From left to right:
Bobbi Brown ‘Shimmer’ Lip Color in Plum Shimmer
Smashbox ‘Be Legendary’ Lipstick in Vivid Violet
BITE beauty luminous creme lipstick in Mulberry
NARS Lipstick in Gipsy
Clinique ‘Chubby Stick’ Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Richer Raisin

trends that are here to stay - athletic sneakersFashionistas are always trying to sneak comfort into their personal style. Uggs, TOMs, Birkenstocks, and now athletic sneakers. I know that many of you may be trying to get your minds wrapped around wearing your Nike running shoes as part of your street style, in particularly with a skirt or dress. The best way to wear athletic sneakers fashionably is to simply wear them with your skinny jeans, coated denim, or leather leggings and add a feminine top and some accessories and you’re set. This is a trend that your legs and feet will appreciate, and if it doesn’t work out, well you can just retire the shoes for gym wear.

Nike ‘Free 3.0 v5’ Running Shoe at Nordstrom
Topshop black coated jeans
10 Crosby Derek Lam combo sweatshirt at Intermix
Baublebar bib necklace

Marc by Marc Jacobs neoprene sneaker at Shopbop
Current/Elliot skinny jeans at net-a-porter
Topshop floral sweater
ZAC Zac Posen tote at Shopbop

trends that are here to stay - leopard accentsNow that Jenna Lyons has estalished leopard as a neutral, it’s here to stay. BUT, only as an accent. Excessive leopard and animal print will be reserved for cougar wear, but mixing a few accessories together adds a fun twist on what otherwise would be a simple or plain look.

1. Matisse boots at anthropologie
2. DVF black and leopard clutch at Piperlime
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs leopard scarf at Piperlime
4. Jeffrey Campbell loafers at Shopbop
5. kate spade new york ‘leopard ikat’ iPhone 5 & 5s case at Nordstrom
6. Forever21 headwrap
7. J.Crew Collection calf hair pumps

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I'm a beauty marketer, aspiring fashionista, and health nut. I created beauty and sass to share the tips and advice I've gathered over the years. It's for anyone who wants to look good and feel awesome.
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5 Responses to 3 trends that will stick around in 2014 (and on)

  1. Anne M Bray says:

    Ha! You can’t pry the leopard from my arthritic cougar grip!
    I remember plum lips from eras past, so I’ll let the “youngsters” do that one. I’m still working red lips, another blast from the past.
    The sneakers-as-fashion make me think of Susie Bubble. She pulls off the look with elan.

  2. roxannedsouza says:

    Ahh the leopard print! Can never get enough.
    Hope it NEVER goes out of style! *fingers crossed*

  3. I’m all for the plum lipstick! Leopard on the other hand…I never know how to make it look sophisticated.

  4. Maggie A says:

    All trends that I’m happy to embrace!

  5. Akaleistar says:

    Plum lipstick is so pretty!

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