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6 Key Style Trends for 2020/Different Approaches to Designing Fashion

Predicting the clothing market is sometimes like trying to predict the stock market, you can’t always put your finger on exactly what styles you should “buy” and what you should “sell”. But luckily, we are here to be your personal insider trader to show some key style trends moving into 2019.

Unless you have a Crystal Ball which allows you to be able to predict the future trends, deciding on what route your brand fashion trends should take on a seasonal and yearly level is borderline impossible. I will most likely guess that you are in the same boat as all of us when it comes to making these integral decisions.

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But How Should I Approach Planning and Designing for a Style in the Dark?

After studying fashion brands from streetwear powerhouses fashion to high fashion, there is one tried and true method for looking forward, and it comes in the form of examining the past.

Now that I’ve let you on in the secret, we will dive in the past fashion trends and make a connection to the outcome of the New Year; and beyond.

Here are six insider style and branding trends that will be more than evident in Spring / Summer 2019.

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1. Be Neutral

At the end of the day, there is one thing that has always been apparent in the fashion industry regardless of if we are talking about headwear, footwear, high-end, low-end, etc.; and that is keeping things neutral. But you may be asking what I mean by this, well it all comes down to the use of colors. Black, white, greys, tans, and more have always been at the forefront of style, sometimes you do not need a flashy color to make a big statement. The ability for these colors to essentially match anything you put together with it (especially black and white) give these color options a huge upside when it comes to fashion styling or branding.

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2. It’s Simple

When we examine the largest and most successful brands from all over the world, they seem to have one thing in common and that is their simplicity. If someone would show us a series of photos of a brand icon from these brands, the simple design will spark an immediate response to most in identifying the correct answer. Not only does this go for logos, but for text as well; throughout fashion history most major brands have used simple fonts with no alteration. Both tricks and tips lend to a brand’s ease of marketability and readability, making a bold and simple statement doesn’t always yield an in-depth design or concept.

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3. Back to the Future

No, I am not talking about the movie (honestly one of my personal favorites); but I am talking about looking at how the influence of different era’s have on our future. In different realms of fashion whether it be streetwear or high-end fashion, there is always a constant connection to the past. This not only honors those before us but allows us to cash in on trends that have had a steady following throughout the decades. You should always look to the past for inspiration, especially with the mixed genre art forms we have come familiar with this generation.

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4. Nostalgia

 Depending on your target audience, as most of us get older we still hold our childhood dear to us, wishing that we were still young and remembering the “good ol’ days”. Therefore, we have seen a lot of nineties fashion trends lately because it is nostalgic to those in their mid to late 20’s. We could even say we explore times that we did not get to experience with the influence of books, movies, photographs, etc. and wonder to ourselves what it would be like live during those times. Unfortunately, the closest thing we can do to put ourselves in a different time period is wear the clothes and embrace the style, and that is exactly what many brands have incorporated into their current clothing and branding.

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5. Stranger Things

Seems like I’m using a lot of pop culture references doesn’t it? Well I would disagree; pop culture is a direct influence of clothing and style trends. I am sure there are a lot of times where you will see something someone is wearing or an outfit in a Lookbook or Catalog and immediately ask yourself “what in the world?”, but that is exactly the reaction those brands want to get. By using something we may consider strange or weird, totally outlandish or next level out there, we become immediately hooked. This technique has been used in commercialization and marketing since its inception, something that raises eyebrows or sparks conversation will etch that image and brand into your head. I wouldn’t say it subliminal imaging through clothing, but I won’t deny that either. All of this can be achieved through both design and use of color, make something unforgettable, unknown and daring.

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6. Listen, Learn and Collaborate

At the end of the day, you have a target audience and a following you want to make an impression on. Regardless of which realm of fashion or branding you may fall into or crossover between, your best influence will always be your customers. Don’t be afraid to engage your following as not only are you looking to make quality products, but you want your business to grow. Ask questions, post designs, research businesses like yours, and never be afraid to approach professionals for answers, collaborate with others. No business has had success without clients, its plain and simple; and gaining an involvement in your process of branding is so key to gaining their continued support and getting a ton of notes in your “suggestion box”.

We want our clothes to make a statement, as they can be a direct reflection of ourselves.

We wish you the best of luck moving forward into the New Year and please do not hesitate to drop and questions comments directly on this blog page for us to lend some knowledge!

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Ways to Wear a Beanie and Look Stylish

Ways to Wear a Beanie and Look Stylish

Beanies are one of the essential winter accessories, this piece of clothing is very popular as it can seamlessly fit in with various types of outfits. Although relatively simple in nature, it has the ability to put the ideal finishing touch, on several winter styles. Among its benefits include: Hiding your hair (if you are having a bad hair day), looking chic or making a whole fashion statement. 

However, it is important to note that beanies can make or break your whole look. Therefore, you should know how to wear them properly, below is a comprehensive guide on how to wear them, in order to look as stylish as possible.

Pick the Right Beanie For Your Face

Your face shape and size should determine the type of beanie you’ll buy, if you do not take this into consideration, then you will end up with a disproportionate and unbalanced look. If you have a square or a round face, you should buy a beanie without a turn-back cuff, and one that has a loose style. This will add a bit of height to your face, and make it look more attractive; moreover, you should not pull the beanie down over your ears, and should instead wear a beanie slightly back off your face.

On the other hand, if you have a longer face with sharp edges, then you are in luck. You do not need to make many modifications to the beanie style. The ideal way is to wear the beanie tightly, so that extra height is not added on your face.

Pick the Right Beanie For Your Hair

The length, volume, and style of your hair also plays a big impact, in determining what type of beanie you should buy. Generally speaking, if you have short hair, you should avoid beanies that are too long or too big. If you have curly hair, you should prefer a looser beanie. Curls and bangs can appear overly bulky underneath tight beanies, and that is why looser beanies are ideal for this hairstyle. Moreover, showing some of your curly locks on the side can be a good idea, as this will add an element of style to your look.

If you have long hair, a slim-fitted beanie is ideal, this is because it will be able to balance out the shape and texture of your long strands. Also, you should try rolling your beanie back, to reveal your face and forehead.

Determine Your Beanie Style

Your style is a reflection of your fashion taste and personality. There are various beanie styles to choose from, some of which are outlined below:

The Fisherman Beanie

This type of beanie is notorious for being popular amongst millennial hipsters, but do not let this put you off. It is basically a short and tight beanie that just covers the hair, giving a sleek and minimal look. The fisherman beanie is one of the oldest beanie styles, and is suitable for a workplace environment, in the winter.

The Cuffing Beanie

The standard way to wear a beanie is with no cuffs. It is an effective method to keep you warm, as your ears are covered. Moreover, it gives off a good basic and minimalistic vibe.

If you are looking to have cuffs in your beanie, a single cuff is ideal. This style can really help you if you are having a bad hair day. Furthermore, it gives off a nice casual vibe, that can be suitable for a variety of settings.

The Graphic Beanie

This is a relatively new type of beanie, and it consists of a pattern, design, or written quote on it. These types of beanies are suitable when you are looking to make a particular statement. The art or graphic drawn on the beanie is meant to portray something.

The Slouchy Beanie

In the world of stiff and cropped beanies, slouchy beanies are a good way to stand out! Their loose design makes it easier to push them back, and leave them in a hanging position. These beanies are primarily used for a cool and casual look.

The Bobble Hat

The pom-pom on top of a bobble hat can seem feminine, but rest assured, this type of beanie is suitable for men as well. It gives off a happy and festive vibe. However, you should avoid loud and shocking colors of this beanie, as it will be too gaudy. 

The David Beckham Beanie

David Beckham has become such a big style icon, that the way he wears a beanie, has become a proper style. Not everyone can pull this look off, but if you have the confidence and swagger, you should, by all means, go for it. This style basically consists of wearing the beanie as far back as possible, covering the ears, and allowing some hair to tuft out in the front. 

The Robin Hood Beanie

This type of beanie is suitable if you want to go for an adventurous look. To achieve this style, you should keep it uncuffed at the front and single cuffed at the back. You should also make sure that the cuff is at an angle.


With a beanie, you can accomplish any style you want, whether it be smart or casual. However, for this to happen, you need the right clothes to go along with them. To achieve a smart look, wearing a beanie along with a shirt, coat, and chinos is a classic look. It achieves the perfect balance between looking professional and looking stylish. If you want a smart look that edges more towards the casual size, you can wear a jumper with a pair of jeans.

If you want to achieve a streetwear look, to give off a badass vibe, a bomber jacket is the greatest piece of clothing you can wear. These two are the perfect combination for the quintessential streetwear look, and in the winter season, you can also add a scarf into the mix.