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Fashion Trends

There was a lot going on down the runways of the SS19 fashion shows. From neons and pastels to prints and colour blocking to fringe and lace, and more – we saw it all from our most beloved designers! It was clear that this season is about making a statement and turning heads. While some runway looks may seem intimidating, you can still incorporate the trends into your wardrobe.

SHOWN, Left: Hugo Boss

Head-to-toe neutrals dominated the runways. You can add some interest and depth by mixing different shades and textures. Luckily for us, that shouldn’t be hard as feathers, fringe, lace, ruffles, and crochet are all huge this season. Stuart Weitzman even recently launched their Nudist sandals collection.

SHOWN, Right: Blubird,     Stuart Weitzman

SHOWN, Left: Blubird, Stuart Weitzman

When you think of Spring/Summer fashion, the first thing that comes to mind is always bright prints and colours. This year is no different as there’s certainly no shortage of colours and patterns to choose from! We saw everything from this season’s staples (like floral and pastel) to nostalgic prints (like paisley and tie dye) to year-round favourites (like plaid and colour block). 

Speaking of bright colours, neon is major for Spring/Summer fashion! Some people may be afraid of bright colours, but you can really have fun with them. For those who are not-so-bold, try incorporating just a pop of colour with a pair of shoes (watch out for Stuart Weitzman’s limited edition footwear reveal), a bag, or a tee. For those who are more daring, try a neon trench coat or maxi dress. This trend is carrying over to this season’s makeup looks as well!

SHOWN, Right: Max Mara, Stuart Weitzman, Hugo Boss, Boys’ Co., Harry Rosen, Banana Republic


Beauty Trends

Spring is always a great time to try out some of the new makeup trends. Our Oakridge Spring fashion feature captured a hot runway trend: super dewy, glowy skin, slight bronzer, and brilliant neon eyes. Lips were natural and brows were brushed to finish the look.

To get further into a Spring state of mind, you can either go bold and bright or stay natural and vibrant (even freckled!). Try coloured mascara or exchange your black eyeliner for something a bit bolder. Eyeliner has left its conventional place – there are no boundaries this season and you don’t have to stay in the lines.

This year’s brightest trend leans toward neutrals and bronzers are still the call of the hour. To achieve a strong facial contour, try using a couple of shades together. Think glowing, dewy skin with bronzed cheeks, and lips in orange coral finished with a high gloss.

Bonney Rempel                                                                                                                         A retail expert and a savvy shopper herself, with a keen eye on fashion and all things beauty – from her passion for flower gardening, to her savvy in skin care (she was an aesthetician before all, and it shows), so when it comes to getting and keeping a glow, she’s the one in the know.  Her fashion dictum is “There’s no such thing as being overdressed”.

Pauline Cho                                                                                                                  Pauline’s passion for fashion kicked in as a teenager flipping through fashion mags with her friends. And when she clued in to Cher’s closet in Clueless, there was no stopping her – she and her dream shoe and bag collection had found a home. Here at Oakridge, we trust Pauline to be up on all the interesting restaurants in town, the latest movies in the theatre, and always ready to share her intel. Just don’t think of disturbing her when she’s scrolling IG and Pinterest for the coolest makeup and nail inspo!

Accessorize: Oakridge Spring Selections

Jewellery has always been part of our history and remains so this season. Today, jewellery is mainly worn to express individuality.

Rodeo Jewellers – Gucci 18kt gold necklace; Gucci enamel panther ring                                                          Gucci has made fast gains on brand name influence in the market. This season is no different!

Tiffany – Leather and palladium-plated metal hardware pet collar                                                                      Tiffany’s classic pet accessories are crafted from only the highest quality Italian leather and customer hardware for a luxurious look and feel. Nothing is too good for our furry friends!


Rodeo Jewellers

Rodeo Jewellers

Tiffany & Co.

Coach – Fringe Suede Moccasin ankle boot                                                                                                               Wild West inspired with all the fringe and tassels!

Blubird – Okhtein gold hexagonal palmette  cross body bag                                                                      Medieval charm meets expert craftsmanship.

Stuart Weitzman – The 100SquareNudist sandal                                                                                                    Master minimalism in these iconic strappy stilettos with a new angled heel!



Stuart Weitzman

Start Weitzman – The Lulah Pump                                                                                                                 Absolutely luxe, these sleek mules have all the feminine curves.

Hugo Boss – Knee-high Italian calfskin boots                                                                                                    These elegant and feminine boots are cut to sit below the knee and made to look good with everything.  

Harry Rosen – Moncler Emilien Sock sneakers                                                                                                   These sneakers are crafted with a mix of leather and neoprene for the ultimate comfort and style. 


Stuart Weitzman

Hugo Boss

Harry Rosen

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