The Hottest New Bag Trends For The Fall & Winter Season

As the seasons change, so does fashion.  This fall and winter season, mini backpacks and bucket bags are the perfect transitional carry-all bag.  Every designer has some sort of backpack they are debuting this season, from Fendi to Versace to Chanel.  In all shapes, sizes, and colors, it is easy to find one (or ten) you’ll love.  Of course, clutches and shoulder bags are the timeless counterparts, if a classic bag is more your style.

Check out the top picks below.

 

 

Mansur Gavriel Mini Mini Bucket Bag, $345, via Moda Operandi

Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag, $345, via Moda Operandi

 

MOSCHINO 'Fashion Kills' Printed Backpack, $850, via Shopbop

MOSCHINO ‘Fashion Kills’ Printed Backpack, $850, via Shopbop

 

Saint Laurent Monogramme quilted leather shoulder bag, $1,990, via Net-a-Porter

Saint Laurent Monogramme quilted leather shoulder bag, $1,990, via Net-a-Porter

 

Dolce & Gabbana 'Sicily' backpack, $2,595.00, via FarFetch

Dolce & Gabbana ‘Sicily’ backpack, $2,595.00, via FarFetch

 

Olympia Le-Tan x Keith Haring book clutch, $1,651.66, via FarFetch

Olympia Le-Tan x Keith Haring book clutch, $1,651.66, via FarFetch

 

Versace Palazzo Medusa chain trim backpack, $1,804.97

Versace Palazzo Medusa chain trim backpack, $1,804.97, via FarFetch

 

Prada Bibliothèque watersnake-paneled leather tote, $3,580, via Net-a-Porter

Prada Bibliothèque watersnake-paneled leather tote, $3,580, via Net-a-Porter

 

Balenciaga Traveller textured-leather backpack, $1,885, via Net-a-Porter

Balenciaga Traveller textured-leather backpack, $1,885, via Net-a-Porter

 

What do you think of these bags?  Are you into bucket bags or backpack-inspired bags?  Share your favorites in the comments section below!

xoxo

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Trending Now: Fashion-Forward Rainbow Bags That Will Make You Smile

It is easy to opt for neutrals when picking out outfits, but adding a pop of color always makes outfits more fun.  It can be even more fun to add a bunch of colors, all at one time (especially when you actually manage to pull it off!).  Check out these fashion-forward rainbow hued bags that will easily brighten up your Labor day.

 

1.

MILLY Rainbow Box Clutch, $295, via Bloomingdales

MILLY Rainbow Box Clutch, $295, via Bloomingdales

 

2.

Elena Ghisellini Selina Rainbow Clutch Bag, $830.00

Elena Ghisellini Selina Rainbow Clutch Bag, $830.00, via Neiman Marcus

 

3.

Superdry Rainbow Alumni Bag, $54.50, via Superdry

 

4.

Current Mood Over the Rainbow Bag, $30, via DollsKill

Current Mood Over the Rainbow Bag, $30, via DollsKill 

 

5.

Red Valentino Rainbow Lips Leather Bag, $695, via Luisaviaroma

Red Valentino Rainbow Lips Leather Bag, $695, via Luisaviaroma

6.

Sara Battaglia rainbow leather clutch, was $955 Now $344, via MatchesFashion

Sara Battaglia rainbow leather clutch, was $955 now $344, via MatchesFashion 

 

7.

Les Petits Joueurs Janis Micro Rainbow Mini Clutch, $640, via Neiman Marcus

Les Petits Joueurs Janis Micro Rainbow Mini Clutch, $640, via Neiman Marcus 

 

8.

Moschino Shoulder Bag, $1,650, via Shopbop

Moschino Shoulder Bag, $1,650, via Shopbop

 

9.

Anya Hindmarch Ebury Maxi Rainbow bag, $2,045, via Monnier Freres

Anya Hindmarch Ebury Maxi Rainbow bag, $2,045, via Monnier Freres

 

10.

Sarah's Bag Pop Pill bead-embellished box clutch, was $713 Now $356, via MatchesFashion

Sarah’s Bag Pop Pill bead-embellished box clutch, was $713 now $356, via MatchesFashion 

 

What do you think of these rainbow colored bags?  How would you style them?

xoxo

Get the Look: Suki Waterhouse

We love Suki Waterhouse, we love Coachella street style, and we love the Tommy Hilfiger 90’s inspired outfit Suki Waterhouse wore at the music festival.  See below for the details on how you can create the look for yourself.

 

Get The Look- Suki Waterhouse at Coachella
Do you love this look?  What are some of your favorite street style looks from festivals this year?
xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Nº21

Nº21 was founded in 2010 by Alessandro Dell’Acqua, who also serves as the creative director at the fashion house Rochas.  Alessadro uses his eye for modern design to create unique and eye-catching pieces designed for fashionable women.  The sandals below are a great example of how the designer stretches the boundaries of modern design to create truly remarkable pieces that are more like a work of art than simply a pair of shoes.

Nº21 Sandals, $824.54

Nº21 Sandals, $824.54

Nº21 ankle strap embellished sandals

Nº21 ankle strap embellished sandals

What do you think of these glitter sandals?  How would you style them?

Have a beautiful weekend, 

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana are known for having delicate & intricate designs, of which the details become the most important parts.  These embellished sandals, complete with jewel-tone beads, yellow bananas, and forest green pompoms clearly represent their new jungle theme through each of the detailed elements, while the raffia-style heel and clasp adds a natural final touch.  They also have a similar pair in red and black.  Match them with a wicker bag, like this one by D&G here, and with a flowy, white sundress for the perfect summer look.

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished sandals, $1,745

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished sandals, $1,745

Dolce & Gabbana Banana leaf-print embellished sandals, $1,745

Dolce & Gabbana Banana leaf-print embellished sandals, $1,745

 

What do you think of these sandals?  Would you wear them?

xo

Happy 4th Anniversary, Trends & Tribulations!

Happy 4th Anniversary to Trends & Tribulations!

When I started this blog, I had no idea that 4 years from then, I would still be passionately writing away about my favorite fashion designers, trends, and everything in between.  The main reason for creating Trends & Tribulations was really just because I was living this new life in NYC as a fashion trend consultant, and basically, my life was centered around fashion, which meant that I wanted to talk about it 24/7, and it just so happened that my then boyfriend wanted to talk about other things once in a while (I know…it was totally nonsensical of him).

via Shop Ban.do

via Shop Ban.do

Sometimes, I’m overwhelmed by how much things change.  I had no idea I would be where I am today, and, honestly, I didn’t plan my life like this.  But I couldn’t be happier, and this is exactly why I am certain that everything happens for a reason.

via LeoandBella

via LeoandBella I love you all

I love you all, and want to give a big THANK YOU to you readers for your kind words and support.  I welcome any and all feedback, and am so happy to continue to evolve and grow.  I hope you all will continue to enjoy Trends & Tribulations for years to come.

xoxo,

Sophie

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein has had an interesting start.  While studying law in Germany, he began to design furniture, and soon caught the attention of interior designers.  In 1998, his company was founded, of which he focused on interiors, and in 2004, the fashion brand was born, consisting of clothing and accessories.

These heels, uniquely called “Feed Me“, flaunt the namesake’s signature aesthetic: Bold, sexy, and very rock’n’roll.  Style them with faded black skinny jeans, a t-shirt and blazer for a refined punk-rocker look, à la Kate Moss or Angelina Jolie‎.

 Philipp Plein 'Feed Me' pumps, $1,371.63


Philipp Plein ‘Feed Me’ pumps, $1,371.63

PHILIPP PLEIN 'Feed Me' pumps

PHILIPP PLEIN 'Feed Me' pumps

 

What are your thoughts on these heels?  Would you wear them?

xo

This Summer’s Hottest Swimwear Trends

The Hottest Swimwear Trends for Summer 2016

via Fashionisers

via Fashionisers

Summer is lurking around the corner and it will be no time when we immerse our feet into the hot sand and take a swim in salty water (or at least pay a visit to your nearest swimming pool).  While the anticipation builds for all of the summer’s plans, the most important question remains: What do I wear?  Luckily, Miami Swim Week gave as pretty much a clear picture of what this swimwear season will look like, and we must admit that we are absolutely thrilled about the upcoming trends. Some trends from the last season, such as extreme cut-outs and sporty cut-away bikinis are still on the top, while we have spotted a number of new and exciting trends.

San Lorenzo's 1st Runway Show highlighting the Spring/Summer 2016 collection

San Lorenzo’s 1st Runway Show highlighting the Spring/Summer 2016 collection

Check out the latest trends below.

Long Sleeve Swimsuit

Lisa Marie Fernandez Farrah neoprene swimsuit, $415

Lisa Marie Fernandez Farrah neoprene swimsuit, $415

Spotted on Swim Week long sleeves are effectively taking over the scene. We have seen them on Belusso, 6 Shore Road, and Acacia, and we will continue on seeing them on the beaches this summer. No longer are the long sleeves reserved for surfers- now, ordinary beach visitors are wearing them, too.

Orlebar Brown Nyla cropped rash-guard top, $173

This look is a fresh take on swimwear fashion, and we salute the risk. Long-sleeve swimsuits can be found in different varieties, from sleek and sophisticated, to fun & playful.

Metallic

Melissa Obadash Sicily metallic bikini, $220

Melissa Obadash Sicily metallic bikini, $220

The beginning of the year was celebrated as the season of metallic, and there are ways for everyone to wear it. Furthermore, it is the choice of the year for weddings, so that naturally transitioned into swimwear fashion. Gottex, Belusso, and Hammoc showed us how to rock this trend (in accents or full metallic). Not only it is a great way to shine, but it will also make your sun kissed skin look even more amazing.

Sheer

Kore Swim Pyramid Top, $119.00

Kore Swim Pyramid Top,
$119.00

Remember last year’s and still present trend of cut-outs? Well, this one is a similar trend- only now, the cut-outs are covered with sheer material. The design is ideal if you want to combine your outgoing and bold personality with your more conservative side. The fabric designs are made in a way which is contouring the body, while enhancing your finest features.

High-Neck Halter

Marysia Mott Scalloped Swim Top, $143, & Bottoms, $136

Marysia
Mott Scalloped Swim Top,
$143, & Bottoms, $136

 

High-neck halter is the ultimate hit of 2016.  Halters can be very flattering for your back & shoulders. This year’s models come in a variety of styles – from sporty to pretty prints.

Animal Prints

Brigitte Animal Print Bikini, $187.33

Brigitte Animal Print Bikini, $187.33

Animal prints perhaps seem a bit ‘80s, if you ask us, but there is no denying they will be just as big now as three-four decades ago.  Safari-vibe is very chic right now, so earthy colors & jungle animal prints look best.  They will highlight sun kissed skin.  Amp up the fashion factor with an African head wrap or a simple floppy sun hat.

Long Top

Maaji 'Lakes and Rivers' Underwire Bandeau Bikini Top & Crop Top, $74.00

Maaji ‘Lakes and Rivers’ Underwire Bandeau Bikini Top & Crop Top, $74.00

If you are on the lookout for a flattering bikini that elongates your body and looks gorgeous – search no further. The upcoming season brings us the new trend of a long top – a 2016’s take on the last year’s trend of high waist. This twist on traditional bikini top is super stylish and easy to wear for different body types.

Maaji Swimwear 2016 Runway

Maaji Swimwear 2016 Runway

Though we have seen so many new fashion trends on the runway, these six innovative trends stood out amongst the crowd.  Will you be wearing any of these trends on the beach this summer?  If so, which ones?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign

Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign

Saint Laurent has had a controversial last 4 years after Hedi Slimane took the reigns as creative director, immediately altering the name from Yves Saint Laurent, or YSL, to Saint Laurent, and infusing the brand with his signature sense of rock & roll style.  To add to the controversy, earlier this month, Kering Group, owner of Saint Laurent, has announced the departure of Hedi Slimane.  While there has been no word of who will take his place, there has been talk of Anthony Vaccarello last February.

Regardless, some of my favorite pieces from Saint Laurent à la Hedi have been the floral print & embroidery, inspiration circa ’90’s-grunge era.  Take, for example, these rain boots below that are utter and complete perfection.  Wear them at Coachella and every other music festival for the ultimate in boho chic.

SAINT LAURENT Leather and embroidered canvas rain boots$2,795

SAINT LAURENT Leather and embroidered canvas rain boots$2,795

SAINT LAURENT Leather and embroidered canvas rain boots$2,795

SAINT LAURENT Leather and embroidered canvas rain boots$2,795

What do you think of these embroidered-canvas rain boots?

xxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Peter Pilotto

Bright colors and whimsical designs that tug on our heartstrings make those of us in the northern hemisphere yearn for the lazy summer days and carefree nights.  The design duo behind the Peter Pilotto label, made of Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos, capture this feeling beautifully in their new footwear offering, composed of vibrant hues and groovy (yep, groovy has been called) patterns.  Check out these blue and yellow leather and suede sandals below that are both playful and flirty.  Wear ’em with a loose-fitting, super short sundress to show off your stems whether on a resort getaway or in the heat of the summer.

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Peter Pilotto Cage Leather & Suede Sandals, $1,124

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What do you think of these sandals?  How would you style them?

stay gorgeous,

xo