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4 Style Trends to Look Out for in 2016

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The annual Pinterest 100, a curated board of 100 Pin predictions across the top 10 categories, was recently released and revealed the style trends that will be all the rage in 2016. While old trends like Athleisure will remain popular, new fads like belt bags will also be hot in this year. Read on to discover some of our favorite trends that you can expect to see in 2016.

Athleisure

If you love sporting your running sneakers, moisture-wicking jackets, and yoga pants beyond the gym and yoga studio, then you’ll be happy to hear that the Athleisure fashion trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The fashion trend, which prompts incorporating activewear into your everyday wardrobe, gained massive popularity in 2015 and is expected to continue its momentum in the new year. In fact, the buzzword has become so commonly used that it will be added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary early this year.

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Stemming from the Athleisure trend, comfy-cool throwback sneakers will continue to be a huge hit in 2016. Throwback sneakers are receiving tons of pins from men and women alike and are being rocked with all sorts of clothing, from trousers and jeans to dresses and skirts.

Belt Bags

Fanny pack lovers rejoice! This year we’ll see a modern take on the outdated fanny pack with the introduction of the elegant waist belt bag. This sophisticated take on the fanny pack will be the accessory of choice for storing all your essentials, especially during music festival season.

Merlot for Men

Merlot is anticipated to be the hot color for men this year. We can expect hues like merlot, maroon and burgundy to be featured on all kinds of men’s garments from formal jackets and suits to casual sweaters. So, if you’re looking to get some new pieces for the new year, stick to merlot!

To get your hands on the hottest style trends for 2016, visit ShoppingBlitz.com to shop for clothes and shoes online!

Top 3 Best Winter Jackets of the Season

‘Tis the season for winter jackets. Heck, ‘tis the season for winter boots, scarves, hats, gloves…the list could go on. If you’re in need of new winter gear, there’s a method for every type of shopper. Some prefer to hunt around for discounted items, whether it’s pre-owned designer gear or bargain brands found in outlet malls or consignment stores. Others, however, prefer to splurge on one or two quality, top of the line items. For some, since winter wardrobes tend to be simplified (most find it unnecessary to own 5 different winter jackets, or 10 different pairs of gloves), it’s worth splurging for a solid coat or pair of boots that will work well and last all winter long.

No matter which kind of shopper you may be, most feel that it’s easiest to order one’s shoes or coat online. Fortunately, many resources are available that offer dozens of online, premium winter gear at both top line prices and smart discounts. Of all the winter gear to add to the shopping cart, most would agree that having a dependable winter jacket should be the number one wardrobe priority. Not sure which winter coat should make the cut this year? We’ve narrowed down the top 3 most worthwhile cold-weather wraps of the season. From breathability to moisture wicking technology and even battery-powered pocket warmers, the following winter jackets will knock anyone’s socks off:

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1. Helly Hansen Coastal Parka: Its breathable material keeps you warm and dry, which as a result will help to regulate your body temperature. This 3/4-length hooded parka coat is both waterproof and windproof. Not only is it and waterproof, it is also very breathable. It comes equipped with a fully seam seal, 2-layer construction and is also fully insulated. Perfect for those cold, wet winter days!

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2. Under Armour Cold-Gear Infrared Werewolf Jacket:  This high-tech coat repels water without sacrificing breathability. The insulation is lightweight and can be compressed without losing warmth. ColdGear Infrared uses a soft, thermo-conductive inner coating to absorb and retain your own body heat. This masterpiece is also windproof with a bonded, 2-layer softershell material on chest and arms. Not to mention the ColdGear cuffs that add stretch and warmth to shut out that icy winter chill.

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3. Stormy Kromer Mackinaw Wool Coat: It’s might chilly out there in the big world, and this roomy, durable, 26 oz. virgin-wool coat protects you from the elements while wrapping you in the warmth of 109 years of hand-woven heritage. With 26 oz 100% Virgin Wool and made here in the U.S., it doesn’t get much cooler (or warmer) than that!

Whichever winter jacket you choose this year, just make sure it suits you. With these 3 winter jackets, you’ll get more bang for your buck—but there’s nothing more important than feeling comfortable wearing it and buy it!

The 5 Best Online Shopping Search Engines

Since a brand new year has excitingly began, there’s no better time to check out great online shopping deals for any occasion. Obviously, it’s important to get the best deal possible when shopping online. Whether you’re looking for those new shoes your daughter has been asking for, or that hot new video game your son can’t wait to get his hands on, or even a great new outfit for yourself for date night, it’s important to know where you will get the best bang for your buck. It makes all the difference in the world getting those shoes and clothes online for the best possible prices. So we’ve narrowed down the top five most popular price comparison websites to help you get through the new year with just a little more in your wallet:

  1. Google Shopping: Google Shopping is probably the largest and best known comparison shopping engine. Products submitted to Google Shopping will also be displayed on standard Google search results and are integrated with Google’s pay-per-click plaonline shoppingtform, Adwords.
  2. Nextag: Nextag has been in operation since 1999 and has as many as 30 million visitors each month. Nextag is consistently a top performer for traffic and conversions on CPC Strategy’s quarterly review of leading CSE’s. You can list products, event tickets, real estate, and even travel bookings.
  3. Price Grabber: In addition to presenting products on its site, PriceGrabber has a market research tool, Market Report, that allows retailers to track consumer purchase and product pricing trends. When you list your products on PriceGrabber, you’ll also be listed on Yahoo Shopping which is a nice added bonus.
  4. Shopping.com: Shopping.com is part of eBay’s family of companies and is another great channel for merchants to put their products in front of perspective buyers. Shopping.com also partners with The Find, another CSE on this list.
  5. Shopzilla: With about 40 million month visitors and a pedigree dating back to 1996, Shopzilla is one of the best choices for ecommerce merchants looking for some extra sales. This comparison shopping engine has an impressive 100+ million products listed.

Online shopping is one of the most important aspects of any season. There’s no better place than ShoppingBlitz.com for all your online shopping needs. Shopping Blitz is your one-stop shop for the best selection of shoes, clothes, accessories, and lifestyle products online. We carry over 350 of the world’s best brands, including Under Armour, Columbia, Adidas, Capezio, Camelbak, Clarks, UGG, Kenneth Cole, and much more. At Shopping Blitz, you’ll receive the most affordable prices, fastest delivery, and unsurpassed customer service.

 

Fall Favorites 2014: The Denim Shirt

We love fall here at Shopping Blitz. Sure we love the cool weather hikes, warm drinks and playing in fallen leaves, but what we really live for is replenishing our fall wardrobe! Blame it on years of back-to-school shopping, but once September / October hits we are pulling out our wallets and drooling over the season’s latest offerings. This year we are especially into simple, neutral pieces that can be reused for fall and winter. Remember simple does not have mean to boring. To us a classic piece is worth its weight in gold.

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Case in point: the versatility of a good denim shirt is almost immeasurable. You can wear it with it your colored skinny pants and an awesome pair of booties for a drool-worthy casual look. Tuck them into a pair of dress trousers and add some knock-em-dead heels for a classy look all your own. The options are endless! Tell us your favorite look. We love learning new style tricks!

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Like what you see? Shop the Outfit!

1. Royal Robbins Lily Muffler Shirt
2. Life is good Vintage Denim Popover Shirt
3. The Sak Jezebelle Diamond Boot

Trend Watch: Heavy Metals

www.pinterest.comWhat better way to polish off an outfit this season than with trendy metallic accessories? You can start off small – add a bronze purse or some classic boat shoes to compliment your look. You can even snag some oxfords and pair them with dark denim or leggings while you await the warmer weather. A casual lunch date with mom can be done in style in a pair of beautiful rose gold sandals. Mix and match with denim, florals or neutral palettes to get the perfect balance of casual and dressy. For date night pair your favorite LBD (little black dress) with some Franco Sarto heels.  Look out for chrome, copper and your favorite shades of gold to do it big this Spring – and never be outshined.

Trend Watch Metallics

1. Franco Sarto Vanna Sandals

2. Dr. Martens 1461 Eye Oxfords

3. Franco Sarto Baroque Pumps

4. Parinda Leah Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

5. Sebago Skimmer Boat Shoes

6. Bass Margie Sandals

The Hiatus : A Look at 2014 Spring Trends

hello springConfession:  I’ve spent the greater part of this winter hiding under my snuggie. You could say I was staying warm and hibernating or just plain being lazy – and you would certainly be right! Once the clock struck March, I knew I had to get out there, and the excuses just wouldn’t cut it. My motivation, you say? SPRING FASHION, OF COURSE! In the tail end of this never ending winter, I’ve quietly been taking notes and stashing pieces in my closet. Despite the frosty forecast, I know that sooner or later the snow will melt and I have to emerge from this fleeced out cocoon – and I better do it in style. A girl HAS to have her priorities! Without further interruption, I bring to you the most anticipated fashion trends of this upcoming season! Spring 2014 is beckoning us to awaken from our slumber!

1. Wearable Art

SBSSS_757507Beautiful paintings on your wardrobe and shoes will be all the rage this upcoming season. If being a walking Picasso is too much for you, then pack those clothes you love into this bold luggage set that’s impossible to loose at the airport!

2. Roses are Red … and Yellow … and Blue

SBDMT_R15733601The floral motif of these Dr. Martens penny loafers captures the softer, more romantic side of Spring. Pair them with some jeans and a blazer for a subtle floral ensemble. Ready for more flower power? Tuck a bright daisy on the smaller side of your parted hair and throw on a maxi dress in full bloom, such as this V-Neck dress by Lole.

3. Black & White

 

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Classic, fresh and sophisticated, the mixing of black and white patterns can carry you from all business at the 10 AM meeting to the life of the party on a Friday night.  Polka dots, stripes, checkered prints, or just the basic, white tee and black pants – they will all work!

4. Safari

 

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It’s not just cheetah prints and neutrals this season, the jungle has been set loose! If you want to test the waters, try adding a bold shoe, such as the Safari pump by Pinup Couture or even a modest safari hat or sunglasses to get you started.

5. Embellishments

 

Break out the bedazzler and give those clothes buried in your closet the encore they’ve been waiting for! Give your favorite jeans and edge with some silver studs, or liven up a simple black tee with colored gems. If you’re just beginning, a little bit can go a long way.  For beginners this python studded sandal can add a kick of style to an otherwise demure wardrobe. If you’re ready for more, this Ariat Long sleeve shirt has just the right amount, paired off with a pair of blue jeans & boots and you’re ready to go!

 

6. Wear What Feels Good

Take in the color palettes, get inspired, and use your imagination! If you haven’t worn a crop top since your first pregnancy, or don’t even know what a bedazzler is, that’s ok! Put your own twist on things. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Even the simplest change, be it a new shade of lipstick or a fresh haircut can you feel renewed this spring.

 

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Sasha Obama: Rocking Doc Martens

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Sasha Obama sports her Dr. Martens  1460 Boots  at this year’s annual Turkey pardoning  at the White House. Leave it to the youngest Obama to turn teenage angst into a chic and appropriate fashion statement. This first daughter proves that personal style comes from confidence and an innate sense of what looks good and when. We congratulate the Obamas on raising a beautiful and spunky young lady with a mind all her own!

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Fashion News Update

At Shopping Blitz we have the awesome privilege of carrying almost 300 amazing brands. Each brand in of itself is unique and worth getting to know better. Here is a snapshot of some of the cool stuff our Vendors are doing to shake up and change the face of fashion as we know it.

Leandra Medine for SupergaFirst up is my latest sneaker obsession, Superga

The Italian-based company, who inked a deal with Steve Madden as their exclusive North American distributors, is now under the direction of Co-Creative directors, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. The Olsen twins, who have long ago shed their image as the babes from Full House, have developed into savvy business woman and fashion mavens. With this in mind, it is no surprise that the brand has recently joined forces with Leandra Medine, street-style maven, blogger and recent author of a collection of essays entitled ‘The Man Repeller.’  Medine has now created a capsule collection, of the same name of her celebrated essays for Superga’s Fall 2013 collection. The style is young, hip and adaptable. Talk about a revamp on a timeless style!

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“I seem to be making characters for each new season. This seasons character is probably the quiet girl in the bunch whose walls are covered in posters of The Yardbirds, The Smiths and The Who” — Agyness Deyn

Model and modern ‘Punk IT girl,’ Deyne has created a new line for Dr. Martens, a brand that has a long rep for epitomizing the fashion essence that is alternative. Ms. Deyne,  embodies the company’s ethos of ‘standing for something.’ Her creative self-expressive style and innovative ideas were the catalysts behind her line, ‘The Third Collection.’ The collection is Deyne’s interpretation of the ‘Mod’ look, a style that has come along way from its inception in the swinging 60’s. The line encompasses clothing, footwear and accessories, with prints influenced by tailored fabrics like houndstooth and herringbone. While Deyne could make a garbage bag look chic,  this collection gives the rest of us a fighting chance.

nicola formichetti for dieselNicola Formichetti named Artistic Director for Diesel

“The fashion industry has to change. It’s so one-dimensional. We have to start somewhere, and Diesel is such a huge power.” — Nicola Formichetti

Former stylist for Lady Gaga, the Italian/Japanese fashion director and editor takes on Diesel and the project of infusing new life into an iconic brand. If you have any interest in fashion or social media, you will have by now seen the #dieselreboot campaign; featuring artistic images of edgy, fresh faced talent. Formichetti eliminated the middleman and went straight for the talent/creatives via a Tumblr page he created for such purposes. The #dieselreboot campaign is all about resetting the clocks, not so much a redo but a fresh shock to the established system. Something one would expect from a fashion innovator who has built his career on renegade styling and campaigns that land with a blast, never a whimper.

Saved By The Bell: Back 2 School Essentials

It’s that time again, the season dreaded by children and teachers around the globe. Back to school! Those frenzied days when flip-flops and swimsuits are traded in for backpacks, loafers and binders. We feel your pain and while we’d love to hold onto summer as long as we can it’s time to plan for fall.

You Are Never To Old To Rock A Cool Backpack

My favorite consolation as a kid when school shopping was the chance to pick out a brand backpack. Each year I’d choose a different style to match my new persona. Which of course had changed drastically during the summer months. The only thing that never changed was that it had to be a JanSportThat being said I got a huge kick when I realized that JanSport was still rocking the backpack world and creating cooler and funkier designs than ever before. Because let’s face having the right backpack really can make the difference between social escalation and isolation, in other words sitting at the cool kid’s table or being regulated to no man’s land next to the bathroom.

The Right Footwear Can Make The Difference

So many kids and parents focus more on clothing and forget the importance of footwear. The right shoes can help a kid make the soccer team, strut their stuff in the hallways and often garner the confidence to create lasting friendships. My go-to choice for versatile footwear are styles that can be dressy, sporty and casual. New trends this year include hi-top sneakers and tall lace-up boots. And don’t forget to include feel-good accessories like funky socks and killer headphones for listening to your ready-made back to school playlists.

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From Top Right:  1. Fila Hi Triple Sneakers  2. JanSport Superbreak Backpacks  3. Diadora Beanie 4. Dingo 9″ Boots 5. The House of Marley Rise Up Over-Ear Headphones

6. JanSport Tulare Backpacks  7. Stance Blondie Socks 8. Stance Screaming Hand Socks  9. Capezio New York Arglye Thigh Hi Socks