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Blog: The Bandwagon Effect

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HOW FASHION TRENDS START

Fitz Pullins

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What is a trend?  A trend is a social process in which style changes. A good example of this is how we dress, of course my first obsession.  If a change is short lived its known as a fad.  Trends typically last long term. A lot of fashion changes are fads because they do not stick around for longer than 2 seasons.  A good example of a trend would be pleats.  They lasted a LONG time and then gone, some people are thankful. 

Trends are created by, you guessed it, TRENDSETTERS.  Think Madonna, Michael Jackson even Miley Cyrus, Chanel ahhh and of course J.Crew.  This may sound simple but for some it is not easy.  Trendsetters COVET change from time to time and in fact, often.  They are open to new originative styles and ideas embracing the new.  Personally, I find most trendsetters to be fascinating and can be found within the creative class.

Most wide spread trends are, of course, started in large cities like New York, Los Angeles and my beloved, Atlanta.  On a more international scale, Paris, Tokyo, Milan and London are filled with trendsetters, trendsetting. 

This important anthropological phenomenon is why I started the Bandwagon Effect.  Here in the southeast we have to embrace and not be afraid of TREND and become more bold with our style and how we approach everything we do.  Let's try new things, adopting an attitude of change is good.  Here at the Bandwagon Effect we are looking for those who embrace this spirit. In the next few days I will post my second feature Jacksonville style "One to Watch".  

I would love to hear from you with your ideas of what is hot, what is now and what is on TREND here in Jacksonville and all over the southeast. 

Stay tuned for more fashion as we continue to roll this Bandwagon down the streets and pick up more momentum on our goal to inspire and feature those who inspire through their bold trendsetting nature.

KEEP UP THE TRENDS AND KEEP FASHION NEW AND BOLD

xo-Fitz

5 Tips to add Color to your Style ... like a PRO

Fitz Pullins

It is official, color is here to stay.  I always like to say, “Just add a pop of color” but I do not say it lightly.  Using color to put a stamp on your look is not only easy, but it’s on trend and at the same time become a classic solution to creating personal style.  

Color blocking, pattern mixing and just being smart about color are sometimes hard during our busy week.  We are thinking about meetings, and children and what is the next mean going to be but I am here to tell you that simplifying and adding color with confidence doesn’t have to end you up on the floor of your closet crying.

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Photography:  Agnes Lopez  www.posewell.com Makeup:  Kimtasha  www.kimtashastore.com  Hair:  Grazyna Mercado www.grazynamercado.com Styling:  Fitz Pullins www.fitzpullins.com

HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR STYLE AND ADD COLOR LIKE A PRO 

  1. DO NOT OVER DO IT.  Adding a colorful jacket to a simple outfit that is more neutral can give you a powerful piece that everyone will take notice.  If you are a woman, try an all-neutral look (tan, black or gray) and then add a big bold colorful necklace.  If you are a man, do the same with a tie.  A unique piece to make you own the runway of your life.
  2. MIX AND MATCH.  Color can come in a solid bold or even in patterns that can be mixed in a unique way to help your personal brand be creative and unique.  Maybe think about a polka dot tie on top of a striped shirt.  Or for a woman, add a striped blouse with a skirt that is striped in another direction complimenting each other for a show stopping head turning color blowout.
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Photography:  Agnes Lopez  www.posewell.com Makeup:  Kimtasha  www.kimtashastore.com  Hair:  Grazyna Mercado www.grazynamercado.comStyling:  Fitz Pullins www.fitzpullins.com

3.  TIGHTS TIGHTS TIGHTS.  Oh and SOCKS. SOCKS. SOCKS.  I would never advocate for too much of over the top color.  It has to be a perfect mix and sometimes that means just going a bit below the radar.  Add some tights to a tired plain look or for men, a pair of signature socks.  An all black soon with a neutral tie that incorporates a nice red polka dot can be perfectly paired with a pair of red socks.  Come on guys don’t be scared put them on.  The only time anyone might notice is if you are in a meeting, on the bus or sitting on the skyway heading downtown.  And GIRLS you know how to do this.  A pair of wonderful tights under that favorite plain skirt or dress.  Adding a “pop of color” can be fun and invigorate any tired old look.

4.  REFERENCE.  I know you ladies like to pinterest.  Now here is your assignment and for the guys too, get on Pinterest and type in “color trends in fashion” and you wont believe your eyes.  GREAT ideas for every day.  Look at reference when you are losing inspiration.  It helps you think about what is in your closet closest to the looks that are on trend.  Don’t be scared guys looking at this stuff is fun and only takes 10 minutes the night before your important meeting, or a high school reunion, you know you want to look good and you CAN DO IT.  Also Pinterest is a great social media tool you can use to help set your own personal brand.

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5. HAVE FUN.  No one wants to cry in the closet and usually when you make it hard getting dressed, people will cry when they see you on the street.  Make it fun, make it light and do something different.  That’s why it’s called FASHION.  OWN IT, WORK IT and everyone around you will take notice.  You will probably land that job you have been looking for, meet that special someone you have longed for or even make a great impression on your current boss.

So all of that said, I hope I see you running around town in your stripes on plaids, bright colors on top of neutrals or something totally unexpected.

ADD COLOR LIKE YOU MEAN IT and you will LOOK LIKE A PRO.

xo- Fitz