Celebrities are always a step ahead of the game when it comes to hairstyles and fashion, thanks to free “samples” from designers, so it makes sense to look to those in the spotlight for up and coming trends. Whether you’re looking for the perfect outfit for New Year’s Eve or just adding a few items to your wardrobe, take a look at these five trends celebs have been seen sporting lately.
1. Jewel Tones
Rich, vibrant, saturated colors have been seen on everything lately – from eyelids to clothing, and even nail polish. Need a little inspiration? Browse through your grandma’s jewelry collection and draw ideas from your favorite pieces. Does the richness of the ruby catch your attention? Or perhaps the deep, dark shine of the sapphire? Find the color that speaks to you and make a bold statement by incorporating it into your apparel.
Jewel-toned eye makeup is making a major comeback as well. The bold look adds drama to the eye, with a smoky application of the rich, pigmented colors. Emerald green specifically, has been touted as the season’s “it” eye accent color. Pair it with a dark crimson lip color and you’ll be the hit of your next holiday party.
2. Animal Prints
Though animal print may be considered “tacky” to some, it’s back with a vengeance. Leopard print is particularly hot and can be found on anything from apparel, to tights, and even shoes. Celebrities have recently been seen wearing the stylish prints on the red carpet, at parties, and even in their casual everyday wear. Adding a pop of animal print does wonders for an otherwise drab outfit. Just make sure to use animal print responsibly – overdoing it can take you from fashionista to fashion disaster very quickly.
3. Autumnal Tones
Earthy colors are on the rise this season, inspired by the warm, spicy palette of fall. Mustard yellow is a current favorite, and celebrities are particularly loving cardigans and other knits in the vintage hue. Adding a scarf or handbag in the color will instantly put you at the top of the trends. Embrace the retro vibe the deep shade of yellow brings by trying pin curls on your hair or wearing red lipstick on your pout. Spicy shades of red, sunset orange, cinnamon, and yellow-greens are all excellent choices.
4. Faux Fur
That’s right, fur is back, but not in the head-to-toe, Cruella DeVille sort of way. Instead, it’s appearing on vests, coat collars, gloves, and hats. Fur adds an air of cold-weather charm, while keeping the iconic look of wealth. Pair a furry accessory with jeans and a simple tee to create an appealing mixture of retro and glam.
5. Fair Isle
This traditional knit stems from a small island north of Scotland. Once again the trend is nothing new, but rather a resurgence of an age old fashion. We’ve been seeing this type of sweater in ski shops and woodsy towns for years, but only recently did it make its way mainstream. Try layering the rustic sweater over a collared dress shirt. The juxtaposition of contrasting styles works together to create a high-fashion ensemble. The look works for males, females, children, and even the occasional pooch. Wear this Scandinavian-style sweater with some lace-up snow boots to complete the look.
Follow this five simple trends and you’ll be looking like a star in no time.
About the Author: Lisa is an avid yoga enthusiast who enjoys writing in her spare time for Usdirect.com.