Romantic Renaissance

From elements of delicate sheer fabrics and lace, to dramatic draping and excessive use of feathers and pearls.  This fall 2019 trend brings the age of renaissance and excess back, in the most romantic ways.  This ultra-feminine, dark, romantic-feeling trend ties all the best parts of the Renaissance-era together in a modern package.  High necklines and low hemlines are updated through use of sheer fabrics and intricate lace detailing in blouses and skirts.

This fall brings so many versatile trends! From metal elements, to the brightest neons, and 70s’ inspired work wear. Click each link to get the full scope of the fall trends you need to know about.

Metallic & Metal

This trend is a perfect mix of Metallica and Nirvana, taking the best elements from heavy metal, rock-n-roll style, and grunge. We’re seeing tons of metallic and heavy metal details on everything from dresses to jackets, pumps to boots, and all sorts of accessories.  With these details you’re guaranteed an all access pass this season.

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By: Ashleigh K. Copeland

The Neon Trend

High impact, bold and brave, fluorescent colors mainly pink, green, orange, blue and yellow.  Think of your favorite color highlighter you used to mark your textbooks.  This trend is eye-catching to say the least. 

Definitely not for the faint of heart.  If sporting a head-to-toe neon look is not your style, opt for high pigment accessories or shoes to participate in this trend.

By: Ashleigh K. Copeland

Why Women Need to Wear Valentino

By: Ashleigh K. Copeland

Stunning is the first word dripping off my tongue watching the Valentino spring 2019 collection.  The beautiful drama running down the runway in mixed prints, bold black and white, neutrals, and of course signature Valentino red.  However short this presentation, it seems like it lasted for an hour, in a good way of course.  This collection is a story told by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli.  The story could be about any number of things, depending on your point of view.  For me, this collection is the story of women in 2018.

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Black draped garments start off the story making a bold statement about being comfortable with wearing glamour, and choosing not to hide or shrink away.  Feathers trail behind on the runway, falling from embellished sandals.  Millinery is on the rise here, with avant-garde feathered hats creating an orbital pull, further engaging the audience.  Street style is a heavy influence here, seen in the oversized gold hoop earrings, amongst other accessories.

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Part two of our story injects neutrals beyond the black hemisphere.  Khaki and white brighten up the sea of black garments.  Pops of Valentino red sprinkled throughout the middle of the collection on pleated maxi skirts and couture level dresses.  For me this collection is about layers.  Peeling back the mourning and heavy cloaking that some women choose to hide behind, especially during such a tumultuous year as 2018.

The last part of the collection still shows intriguing hues of plums and browns.  Spring 2019 is to be about standing out and being confident in who you are.  As the finale approaches, glittering, contrasting prints in mint, bubblegum pink, rich plum, and burnt orange breakthrough.  Like every show there will be pieces that never make it to mass market, or even make it past the red carpet, but there are so many looks here that any woman would look good wearing.

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The finale brings chills to my spine as each model took their final walk down the runway.  A collective wave of comfort, security, and ease seems to be felt by the audience for creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli’s spring collection.

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We’re Obsessing Over This

Today, we’re here to talk about our current shoe obsession…patent leather!  We simply cannot get enough of this glossy finish. We’ve been following this trend for the last few years, and still love it. 

Wear your patent as a stacked patent leather boots, sleek patent pumps, or adorable, men’s inspired oxfords.  Street style queens, and influencers alike, are always stomping around New York, Milan, Tokyo, and Paris in patent leather, causing heads to turn on all continents. 

There’s no hiding when you’re rocking patent leather.  This trend is perfect for a night out with your girls, or as a bold choice for a weekend shopping trip.  Patent leather just turns up the volume on any outfit.

Pair your patent oxfords with a cigarette style trouser, graphic tee, and tailored blazer for a modern business look. Or pair your patent boots with flared denim and oversized outerwear, and your favorite pullover.

Re-create our favorite street style trend by throwing a neutral turtleneck under a long, navy trench coat, grey plaid pants, or light wash denim, and of course patent boots.

You’re sure to create a buzz in your patent look!  Are you feeling the patent craze?  Let us know below and on our Instagram @AKCstyle






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Your Next Essential: The Pullover

Welcome back to AKCstyle!  Winter may be over, but we all still have one piece we’re clinging to this spring. Our early spring essential is the pullover sweater. Wear it casually, or a little dressed up for a fun fashion moment. Dig into your closet and find your pullovers before the humidity hits Boston. Our latest obsessions for the month, are oversized coats and classic pullover sweaters. 

No New England closet is complete without at least a few pullover sweaters.  Whether your pullover is casual or dressed up, we’re here to show you how to maximize the number of looks you can pull off with this staple piece.

Pair a casual pullover with your oversized coat or jacket to make a statement this season.  We love pairing a neutral color sweater with denim or a mini skirt to pull this look together.

Wear your pullover turtleneck in white or gray with a plaid mini or dark denim for a more traditional and business casual look.

Or, get comfy in a chunky, bright colored pullover with light wash denim, and neutral colored booties.

The pullover sweater will never go out of style, so this is sure to be a piece you will always wear.  It’s worth investing in neutral colors like white, black, gray, and tan to wear year after year.  Go for bold cobalt blues, corals and reds, yellows, and even shades of green for a trendier look.

What’s your go to sweater look this season?  Comment below and follow us on Instagram @AKCstyle.

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WE’RE BACK & More Obsessed Than Ever!

After a long few months away, we’re back to bring you the latest fashion news, and talk about what’s trending now.  There are quite a few projects in the works, and we can’t wait to share them with you all soon!

On to our latest obsession…the oversized outerwear trend.  From where we are in Boston, it’s pretty cold to say the least.  Bundling up in what essentially is a giant blanket with arms, is perfect for winter weather.  This is certainly a trend to get behind.  Having a staple oversized coat in your wardrobe is a must for 2019.

This trend is seen on everyone from influencers like Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber, to fashion editors and other chic influencers stylists alike.  We love an oversized coat with skinny jeans and sneakers to really complete your look. 

What do you think of the oversized outerwear trend? Tell us in the comment below!  Check back here for more style inspiration and the latest fashion news.  Find us on Instagram @AKCstyle.


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