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The Return of the Vest – and Other Trends That Need A Comeback this Fall

The Return of the Vest – and Other Trends That Need A Comeback this Fall

Image: Victoria Beckham website
Fashion season is amongst us, with it comes a splash of new trends. While we prefer style over everything, it is fun to see runway collections and guess what might be the new thing. What follows are our predictions – mainly wishes – on what fashion trends desperately need a reappearance this fall.
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1) Berets

The beret is such a creative piece. It tops off coats, dresses and even jeans nicely. More importantly, it looks good on everyone, especially structured berets. That is why it deserves a comeback. Don’t you agree?
Image: Victoria Beckham website

2) Vests (aka Waistcoats)

Is the proper term vest or waistcoat? Regardless of what you call it, it is the quintessential power piece when it comes to professional dressing. It can effortlessly make an outfit smart casual or business certified. Here is to hoping the vest-coat (see what we did there) is re-introduced into the fashion eco-system.
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3) Briefcases

Now it is time to get deep and personal. Briefcases need to never go out of trend. Whether it be the traditional model or a contemporary one, a briefcase makes a statement. They add a touch of individuality and are still considered lady-like. Trust us, they are not only for men. (By the way, our newsletter is named “The Brief” that is how big of a fan we are of them.)
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4) The Color Green

Every year there is an unofficial color of the season. For this year, it should be green, dark green to be exact. Why? It’s an absolutely gorgeous color. And it would be nice to have more dark green wardrobe options to choose from!
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5) Chunky Heel Loafers

Loafers are here to stay but its sibling, heeled loafers, have not been seen since…Clueless? Which is a shame because the shoe complements dresses and denim surprisingly well, giving off a tasteful smart casual look. However, something tells us we will be seeing plenty of heeled loafers back in style soon.

Architecture Meets Fashion with Cihuah’s Geometric Infused Clothes

Architecture Meets Fashion with Cihuah’s Geometric Infused Clothes

Image: Cihuah website
When you crave “something different” but want something that can be paired with everything; when you forgo balance for imbalance and feel like black/white or both, Cihuah, made for women by women, is a brand which captures that spirit to the core.

About the Brand

Cihuah (pronounced “See-whuah”) means women in Nahuatl, one of Mexico’s indigenous languages, and pays homage to that ancestry. The brand’s founder, Vanessa Guckel, who is French, began her career in architecture before transitioning into fashion. Those influences—portion and deconstruction—combined with Mexico’s ancestral roots, are apparent in the geometric theme of the clothing.

The Collection

Each collection is made for women to feel strong and independent. With bold, asymmetrical shapes the label emboldens women to own their individuality.  By weaving basic colors, black and white with reinvented garments, women can feel chic and confident while at work. Also, keeping social conscientiousness in mind, the brand is an advocate for vegan leather and thus creates with it.

Where to Buy

To see the full collection, including bags and jewelry, and to purchase, visit Cihuah online. Note, prices are listed in pesos and may need to be converted. Or, if in Mexico City, stop by the flagship store.

Modern Citizen is Your Go-To for Work and Everyday Neutrals

Modern Citizen is Your Go-To for Work and Everyday Neutrals

Photo: Modern Citizen website
Sometimes we all need a little simple to layer upon the not so simple. Modern Citizen is a brand that explores simplicity through the use of neutrals and minimalism to adapt into fashionable pieces.

About the Company

Modern Citizen is a contemporary, culturally aware brand that works to reflect the diversity of all its clientele — modern women. Founded by two women after hitting it off at brunch, Modern Citizen makes pieces that can harmoniously filter into your lifestyle, work and play included. Additionally, the company offers shoes, jewelry, candles and home décor.

The Collection

Focusing on the main draw, Modern Citizen’s clothing line offers subtle foundation pieces or classic standalones. However, do not take its simplicity to mean plain. Dresses have daringly high slits; tops have peekaboo and flirty backs or ties that wrap for days. Neutral palettes allow for pieces to be truly versatile and paired with anything. The clothing is also created with many body types in mind and features high, medium, and low lengths for your choosing.

Where to Buy

From dresses to home accessories, everything can be purchased through the company’s website. Also, check out the founders’ story for a heartfelt read.

Reimagine Your Wardrobe with Pieces From This Nigerian Label

Reimagine Your Wardrobe with Pieces From This Nigerian Label

Image: Lisa Folawiyo website
Boisterous, fresh, and effortless pop into mind when describing the vibes of Lisa Folawiyo. With energetic and free-flowing fashion, you will have fun introducing another side of yourself.

About the Brand

Lisa Folawiyo’s eponymously named womenswear brand was founded in 2005 and has since been a part of Nigeria’s growing fashion industry. While the focus has always been on staying true to local culture, the brand’s presence has begun to transform the way the world views African fashion. The infusion of conceptual design has helped attract a loyal following.

The Collection

Lisa Folawiyo brings the bold flavors of West Africa’s beautiful Ankara fabrics to the forefront with ultra-modern, unexpected designs. Suitable for work or play, the collection offers pieces that will make you shine wherever you go.

Where to Buy

To see the full collection in all its vibrant glory and to purchase, check out the website.