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.

Men's adidas Sport Performance Climacool Boat Pure SneakersThrowback Sneakers

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 This year we’ll see a modern take on the outdated fanny pack with the introduction of the elegant waist belt bag.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!

The Price We Pay: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Perfect Rain Boots

As returns season is upon us it gets me thinking about all the shoes in my closest I’d love to replace. Some were gifts, some choices from an outdated past, damaged pairs and ones that never made sense in the first place. I look at the rain boots under my desk, long-faded from its cute white, pink and purple plaid glory days. They were cheap and have lived-up to the price. Sometimes, unfortunately cheaper doesn’t mean better. Sometimes we need to make an investment in quality. We need to ask ourselves, do I want these for a day, a season, or a lifetime? And then figure out monetarily what we are willing to pay for our choice.

Crocs WelliesMy used and abused golashes have had me perking up at each new brand’s offerings. Crocs Bridle Wellie Rain Boots have been catching my eye the most lately. Designed like a classic riding boot, these waterproof beauties have a cushioned footbed and Crocs proven comfort. Plaid overlay gives the boot an air of respectability and class. That’s a lot to be said for a rain boot and at $66 its an incredible bargain!

Dirty Laundry Rain BootsIf we are going off cuteness factor alone than my mind wanders to Dirty Laundry Rodwell Waterproof Boots. A mid-calf boot whose bold colors and rounded design will add a splash of color to the gloomiest of days. Checking out at $45 they are worth more than a second look. I am partial to the Fushia/Orange, as well as the Green/Navy. Pairs like these make me wish for storm clouds!

And because we should never let the weather slow down our chic, let me present Henry Ferrera Neon Bootsthe Henry Ferrera Neon Boot. Sleek, with a faux crocodile finish, these are the kind of boots that make the statement for you. If I bought these I would call them by City boots. A pair I could use to dress up even an old pair of jeans. Something about heading into Manhattan makes me want to put my best foot forward. Comfort is also key for walking those long city blocks. At $40 you can afford a tough rain jacket to go with it!

Ahnu Laguna BootsMy thinking outside box choice is the Ahnu Laguna Boot. Waterproof patent leathers with easy on/off medical zipper. Contains a U-shaped heel stabilizer for optimum comfort and balance. Its seam-sealed construction keeps water out and heat in! At $160 its a commitment but with this kind of construction they are boots that will grow with you.

My mind is still unmade as I love them all but I hope my ramblings have made the point that fashion need not find its true worth on a price tag. The best finds are often found in the unlikeliest of places! Now go splash in some puddles for me!

Happy New Year!

As we enter into a new year we reflect on what we have accomplished and what we have yet to achieve. At Shopping Blitz we recently came together to celebrate success, friendship and community. The holiday season has always been a time to take note of what we have to be grateful for.

We are grateful to be entering into our 2nd year as a company. From a fledgling outfit with less than 5 employees to a thriving company of over 20, we have worked hard to achieve our growth spurt. With all change, we have had our share of growing pains and rewards we could never have imagined a year ago.

We just want to take this time to thank our customers, vendors, employees and partners. 2013 is shaping up to be the year of The Blitz!