Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Trends 2014

Spring Trends 2014

Spring Trends 2014 by closetfashionfix featuring shoes

I thought this winter would never end! But, without totally jinxing it, I think it's safe to say that spring has finally sprung.  Time to pack away the sweaters. Box up your boots. Clean your coats and store them in the closet.  Bring on the flirty dresses, sandals and bright colors because this spring's trends are ones to get excited about!

With so many great styles that came down the runway this season, it was tough to pick my favorites.  In considering the top trends for my readers, I think about which ones will stand the test of time. And, of course, which ones may be lurking in your closet already.

Metallic Accents
This high shine trend was popular from head to toe on runways.  A way to make metallics work for you is to use them in an outfit in small doses. A shoe, bag, or accessory is a safe way to bring on the glitz without looking over-the-top.

Ladylike Looks
Big skirts, nipped in waists, boxy tops- this style is all about accentuating your femininity in a modern way.  Pair a floaty skirt with a graphic-tee or blouse.  The key to this look is keeping your top-half covered and letting the figure-flattering shapes do the talking.  Tea and midi-length skirts highlight the ankles, making them a great choice for all figures.

More than just your Easter floral frock, this print is blooming in new ways this season.  Mix it up and pair a floral print with stripes or wear your blooms from head to toe. This season's blooms are big and bold, let them be the statement in your outfit.

Athletic Influence
Get ready to wear your sneakers beyond a workout.  Better yet, invest in a pair of tennis shoes that will marry comfort and style- no gym membership necessary. Athletic influence is everywhere from bomber jackets and slouchy trousers to mesh inserts and embellished sweatshirts.  The key to making this style work for you without looking like you're living out of a gym bag is all in how you pair these pieces with the rest of your outfit.  Mix any athletic piece with a dressier look to juxtapose this style.  I promise, you'll love the comfort of running shoes with a dress or a sweatshirt atop your pencil skirt.

Black & White (or just White)
Worn together, this is a classic color combination that will always stand the test of time.  Try a black and white print this season if you are looking for an update.  Or search in your closet to find these colors in a top and a bottom.  Add a colorful accessory in red or yellow, but stick to one.  Too many colors will take over the simplicity of this look.

On another classic note, this is the season to try an all white look.  White pants are prominent, as are LWD's (little white dresses).  The trouser look will go great with your metallic accents and the LWD will pair perfectly with your fashion sneakers.  See? You're all set!

All images c/o Pinterest.  Be sure to follow Closet Fashion Fix for more spring style inspiration!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

One Hot and Happy Mama!

I shopped this location:
(there are 45+ across the US!)
Hot Mama
The Village of Rochester Hills
248 North Adams Road
Rochester Hills, MI
p| 248-375-9400 

Have you heard of the shop, Hot Mama?  For the longest time I thought it was a maternity store, until recently when I decided to venture in and see what it was all about.  I cannot believe that I haven't heard of this boutique before last weekend!  

The store is modern, open, and inviting with on-trend pieces in all price ranges.  
Every shopper could find something here.  Seriously.  I found something for my mom, my best friend and my clients...all in this beautiful boutique setting.

From the minute we walked in the door, we were warmly greeted by friendly and fashionable staff.  Sue was the best!  I felt right at home like I had been shopping there for years.  (I like to call this the "Cheers" effect.)

Stay tuned for a shopping event hosted by "yours truly" (me!)  in the upcoming months.  Get styled, save 15% on all purchases, and feel free to bring your kids.  This store is shopper-friendly, mom-friendly, AND kid-friendly!

In the meantime, anyone want to go shopping???

 Do you see this accessory collection?! And the lovely ladies who were eager to help and style!

The goodies I couldn't wait to try on.  Some full price, some clearance.
All amazing labels with prices ranging from $38-$138.

 MOMS! This is for you...
My daughter kept telling me to try things on so she could play longer.  "You go in the fitting room.  I'm too busy playing." What?!  I had to give her the "5-minute leave warning" to avoid the subsequent whining when it was time to go.  She was having so much fun!

 What are those you ask?  Ah yes, PS3's for the older generation that wouldn't be so enamored with the toys.  They have thought of everything!
Here are just a few pics I snapped in the fitting room.  I could've tried on the whole store!

*All opinions are my own.  I was so struck by the awesomeness of Hot Mama I couldn't wait to share.*