In this year 2023, for many reasons of course, prices went up, however our budgets did not grow as we would wish they would. But then, it is of course the big question, especially for those who care, what to wear to keep up with the newest fashion styles. Well, it seems like this year the very new and a biggest trend is what to wear while owning less.
It is certainly a big adjustment, but on the other hand also a practical one. Our wardrobes have only that much space, and our living spaces do not grow either- right?
In a certain yes, and I would say that it has influenced us in two particular ways. First, working from home declined the desire to dress-up, to feel more comfortable and find own „comfy“ style. On the other hand, to deal with soltitude, dressing-up, even more sofisticated than before the close-up, became a way to diminish the soltitude depressions and lack of social life. Dressing-up became a certain control and way of lifting the spirits.
The biggest trend this spring is Fantasy of Florals. As flowers use to start spring and new life so is the fashion starting with flowers this year. Some designers took it so far as a mix of florals from head to toe. Loose dresses, wide blouses with a school-like white collars. One color flowers or a bit crazy mixture of all colors. Knit sweaters with flowers on them, embroidered blouses, floral blazers, printed silk dresses, camp shirts, even pajamas. Flowers everywhere. It seems to be a nice distraction from the monotony.
Another big one is MIDI size. Love for mini, which I personally prefer much more to midi is this year out of side. No more sexy over the knee. But it doesn’t mean that we see less flesh. Big and small HOLES make the difference – this is how skin is showing this year. We find them on bodysuits, jumpsuits, turtlenecks, sweaters, dresses, pants. Holes showing the skin in a much unexpected places and ways.
O yes THEY ARE.. and they are quite visible. In general, people in USA and Canada will instantly recognize somebody from Europe and in Europe you will instantly recognize somebody from America. How is this possible? The brands shown on runways in Paris or London are not at all that different from those shown in New York, then how people now what's European or what's American? And I know they do differentiate because I often buy clothing in Europe and when I wear them in Canada many people ask about their origin.
If you really are in the perfume news, you would certainly notice, that there is quite remarkable new trend that can be observed since about 2021. What astonishes me is that more and more the faithful so far consumers started to distance themselves from the Celebrity Brands as well as from the well-established mass markets stores and are slowly shifting toward something quite new and unexpected, namely toward so called Artisanal Niche Perfumes.
For fashion retailers the Corona virus pandemic had not ben very friendly. Even those with well organized and robust websites sales offers have recently reported very significant decrease in stock turnover. This is well understood, because the most important issue for fashion retailers is of course working capital, but if there is an enormous overhang of inventory, then the problems arrive quickly because the retailers would have to discount heavily in order to sell the stock before it will be out of season.
NEXT, one of the largest UK fashion retailers, observed in the last three months online sales decline by 32%. In order to recapture the working capital they have now plans to re-purpose the stores for June opening in „socially-distanced environment“. Their new measures include sanitation stations, screens and amount of customers to be permited at the same time to enter their shops.
Yeah, Black Friday folly has already started. Originally Black Friday was a name given to the shopping day on Friday following Thanksgiving. Nowadays however, many stores offer highly discounted sales not only on the Black Friday. Some start their sales on the Thanksgiving already, some even a week before. So the true discount folly has already started. I was shopping today and it’s there, believe me.
So, let’s look what some of the shops offer.
Summer just started. So what`s new on the market? Here are some new trends that will help you to make the right decision and look cool as ever, even if your pockets are not that plenty of money.
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