Now that it has been 10 years of skinny jeans and narrow styled pants we are in a state of wardrobe fatigue– it is finally time for a change! The Fall and Resort Collections are showing lots of volume!! Yeah –a reason to shop—a new look! The key to successfully wearing volume is understanding how it relates to the body.
Leandra Medine, the founder of the Man Repeller website is a devotee of the oversize look. She looks for voluminous clothes that are “thoughtful and that subversively celebrate a woman’s body. Ms. Medine likes to pair her super -wide legged pants with a close-fitting T-shirt and button-down shirts. So basically, it all depends on balance and how you style the pieces.
The trend is also spilling over into evening wear —designers are showing one -shoulder tops, ruffles and tiers. The style went from lean and narrow to looks that are more about movement. The look is easy, unforced and comfortable.
What’s your style slim and narrow or loose and easy??
Thank you to all our loyal Sweet Repeats fans, who voted for Jacksonville Magazine‘s Third Annual FabuList poll! We are proud to announce that Sweet Repeats has been named to the list as the city’s best in the “Local Party/Cocktail Dress Boutique” category. The Fabulist highlights Jacksonville’s best for women, selected by women. More than 550 Northeast Florida women cast their votes for 31 categories. We could not do it without our wonderful customers, and we hope to continue to be your go-to for fabulous!
Here’s what Jacksonville Magazine had to say about Sweet Repeats:
“If you’re looking to add some sophistication and class to your style, there may be a treasure hunt in your future. Designer consignment shop Sweet Repeats stocks lightly loved items from big name brands such as Armani, Prada, Hermes, Kate Spade, Gucci and Michael Kors. You’ll probably have to do some digging, but the perfect dress, shoes and bag for your next event may be hiding here waiting to be discovered.”
Click to check out the full article in Jacksonville Magazine’s October 2016 issue.
Can’t wait to shop? You can browse select pieces from our online store right now!
Sweet Repeats is thrilled to be nominated for Jacksonville Magazine’s Fabulist for the “Local Party/Cocktail Dress Boutique” category! Please help us win by casting your vote for Sweet Repeats online. Voting is open until August 31, so click to vote for Sweet Repeats! Results will be published in the October issue of Jacksonville Magazine.
Once again, we are all exclaiming –where did the summer go? It is always a love/hate feeling at this time of the year as we realize the summer is winding down, schedules are getting back on track and our thoughts turn to fall. Fall brings new fashion trends and new colors! I have to admit at this point, I am pretty tired of everything in my closet being bright and playful. Earth tones are looking pretty darn good! Just in case you haven’t had a chance to check out any of the fashion mags, here is a little overview to get you started on your Fall 2016 wardrobe.
The color experts are saying that our desire for tranquility, strength and optimism have inspired the color palette for this season. The blue family is leading the way along with anchoring earth tones and exuberant pops of vibrant color. Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Gray is another biggie for the season as it provides us with a feeling of stability and red tones give us that boost of confidence that we always are in need of. So now that you know what colors are trending you can shop with confidence. Sweet Repeats racks are full of awesome clothes to help you make that transition into the new season. Hope to see you soon.
So much “Shopping, Shopping” in Hong Kong! This pix is from the famous jade market in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong.
So excited to see the February issue of Jacksonville Magazine!Sweet Repeats clothes are featured in the fashion shoot photographed by the super talented Agnes Lopez. It was a great collaborative effort with Kimtasha Armstrong doing a fabulous job on make-up and amazing hair by Grazyna Mercado. The beautiful model is Juliana Harris!
Ralph Lauren just announced he would be stepping down as CEO of his company. Wow–didn’t see that coming. He has been the business brains and the creative genius behind the Ralph Lauren label for 48 years. What an incredible fashion empire he has created over these past years. His signature country club chic look is the perfect silhouette for the casual American lifestyle. Not only is his brand infamous for clothing but equally important is the womens accessory lines. The Ricky handbag (inspired by his wife) is one of the companys most coveted luxury items–retailing for $22,500.00
When Mr. Lauren steps down from the day -to-day business in November, Mr. Stefan Larsson will be taking over at the helm. Mr. Larsson is currently the global President of Old Navy and had been an H&M executive for 15 yrs. prior. Wall Street responded to the news with an uptick in Ralph Lauren stock and a down day for The Gap corp. Mr. Larsson has had 3 consecutive years of profitable growth with Old Navy.
Even though the reins will be turned over to Mr. Larsson, Mr. Lauren will still retain the post of executive chairman and chief creative director of the multi-brand company. Mr. Lauren states, “my job is to think always about the future of our company and how to move it forward”. He also stated, “Stefan Larsson is exceptionally talented and he will bring our company a fresh and exciting global perspective”.
Have you seen the new shoe by GUCCI—-it looks like part shoe and part slipper? It is lined with kangaroo fur so it looks amazingly comfortable and luxurious. It is truly a luxury item—selling for $995. 00. The New York stores can’t keep them on the shelves. If you are looking for a status symbol—this is a “must have”! Top luxury designer, Marc Jacobs and blogger, Man Repeller are sporting them on their Instagram posts. Hurry and snag your pair before they are all sold 0ut!
The 2015 Fall/Winter Color and Style trends are out and now it is just a matter of a little change in the weather in Jacksonville, Florida before we can start enjoying wearing some of the new trends in clothing, accessories, shoes and handbags! The most sought out information each season is Pantone’s “IT” Color and color palette. This season the color is Marsala and the palette includes luscious names such as, Biscayne Bay Teal, Stormy Weather Blue and Reflecting Pond. On the other side of the spectrum there are also muted colors and neutrals that will be turning up on all the new designer clothing as well as on luxury items. Look out for names such as Dried Herb and Desert Sage!
If your clothing wardrobe is looking a bit “so last year” and needs some updating then get out there and start shopping. Not sure if the new colors or trends are right for you then a shopping trip to a consignment shop is a great way to go. Consignment shops such as, Sweet Repeats in Jacksonville, Florida are filled with great merchandise that you can purchase for a fraction of the cost of retail. This is a great way to experiment with your wardrobe!
Even though thermometers are still registering 100 degrees here in Jacksonville, Florida it is time to start checking out the Fall 2015 trends. The European and New York fashion weeks were so exciting with so many fun styles emerging on each of the runways. Check out the fringe, fur and even high-waisted, flared-bottom pants. ” Groovy chic”-what a great description of this style!
Love the fur—designers showed it covering everything from coats to hats. In Florida, a little fur goes a long way. A fur neckline or hemline would be a great alternative to an all-over fur outfit. Ralph Lauren showed a fur hat with an evening dress and called it “Casual Luxe”.
Looks to be an interesting Fall! What will you be wearing?