I’m sure you’ve all rocked the 80s trends this past year, even if you don’t want to admit it. Now, get ready for the 90s because JanSport is bring them back! Please, excuse the pun – I couldn’t help myself.
JanSport has now unveiled its New Right Pack collections at Bloomingdales this fall, inspired by the original JanSport 90s leather bottom backpack.. JanSport, the original outdoor gear Brand that equips people globally with quality backpacks, travel gear and collegiate apparel, today unveiled its Right Pack Monochrome and Right Pack Originals collections, launched this month at select Bloomingdales stores nationwide.
“We are excited to partner with Bloomingdales to launch our iconic leather bottom bag Right Pack in two exclusive colors, Buckthorn Brown and Retro Orange,” says Geneviève Peterson, product category director for JanSport. “These colors are representative of JanSport’s heritage and are on trend with classic americana and retro looks that will prevail this Fall.”
The new JanSport Right Pack Monochrome and exclusive Right Pack Original colors are now available at select Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide and throughBloomingdale’s catal ogue. Check out www.jansport.com/monochrome for more of the colors from the good ole’ days!
The fourth season of Mad Men starts Sunday, July 25, and Unique Vintage has the dresses for your watch parties and even your daily wardrobe! From Jackie-O silhouettes to form-fitting wiggle dresses, the vintage-inspired clothing boutique, Unique Vintage has everything you need to channel your show’s favorite character.
Dresses range from $68-$300. Whether you’re a Betty, Joan or Peggy, this boutique has the popular trends of “Mad Men” style.
Check out their website at www.Unique-Vintage.com to shop their entire collection. And, if you’re in SoCal, check out the Unique Vintage store located at: 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506.
You’ll want to listen to Tim Gunn when he tells you to use Tide TotalCare to keep your colors vibrant because Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems, has announced their Fashion Color Report for Fall 2009! FabSugar reports, “‘the most popular colors for Fall really represent a thoughtful palette. That’s a direct outcome of what’s happening in the world around us,’ said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, who also noted that somber yet hopeful colors reflect the troubling economy.”
As seen in the above color swatches, Pantone has chosen subtle colors that are classic and easy to wear. Colors such as American Beauty, Purple Heart, Honey Yellow and Rapture Rose are just some of the unique colors featured all over the runways during New York Fashion Week. Lacoste is a prime example of using these dusty colors during their Fall ’09 show.
Consumers are looking for colors that compliment each other. Bright and flashy colors are too trendy for people to wear time and time again. Wearing the more muted tones makes it easier to mix and match with the unique and fun pieces purchased when we actually could afford to splurge. Consumers are becoming more thrifty and conscious of what they buy, so it is imperative for colors to be versatile.
Check out the full list of Fall colors and their descriptions at FabSugar.
Photo: FabSugar Reveals Top 10 Fall Colors
Photo: Coutorture: Lacoste Fall 2009 NY Fashion Week
My #1 favorite pick from every fashion week is…the jumpsuit!
Bring solace to your wardrobe conundrums by investing in a few chic jumpsuits for Spring ’09. I promise, you won’t ever have to worry about piecing together outfits during the unpredictable weather season.
Stylists are catching on to this trend and pulling jumpsuits from designer racks. In the newest issue of OK! Magazine, issue #41, stars like Blake Lively and Amy Adams are red-carpet ready in stylish jumpers.
Shown “on the catwalks of New York, London and Milan so far, there’ve been dozens of all-in-one styles from a wide-reaching sphere of designers,” explains Ruby.
Designers like Jill Stuart, Derek Lam and Stella McCartney are all about the chic one-piece outfits. The Wall Street Journal says, “this seasons jumpsuits, however, are hewing closer to the body, and are taking on more intricate construction than previous billowy styles.”
New York Magazine’s The Cut assures that a “one piece is all you’ll need.” These easy to wear garments are secret weapons when you don’t have the time to pull together an outfit. Jumpsuits can be worn for any occasion; dress them up or dress them down, anytime is a great time for a sophisticated and fun onesie.
I remember when jumpsuits were my go-to outfit at age 6 and, boy, was I comfortable! Now, at age 22, we can reminisce about the good-old-days in a more sophisticated fashion.