• Wincy Lui. Photo Credit: I'mari Avey. Global Fashion Outlook 2018. Alwaysuttori.com

    Global Fashion Outlook 2018

    Global Fashion Outlook 2018 Hey, Uttori readers! Spring 2017 is barely here and already the fashion industry is thinking spring/summer 2018. Always Uttori was lucky enough to attend the Asia Global Sources Exhibition in Hong Kong yesterday (as part of my fashion management studies). To be honest, it was overwhelming, but I wanted to share  what I saw, and give you a heads up on the trends for the coming year, so that you can plan your purchases wisely. Most of us have been to a convention before, but just in case you haven’t, a sourcing convention is where retail buyers purchase items at wholesale to sell at retail in…

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  • Always Uttori Spring Shorts Fashion, L4, P1. Photo Credit: Mechelle Avey. Always Uttori 2017 Spring Shorts Fashion Look 4. Alwaysuttori.com

    Always Uttori 2017 Spring Shorts Fashion Look 4

    Always Uttori 2017 Spring Shorts Fashion Look 4: Silver and Black It seems that we spent more of April 2017 waiting for spring to arrive. And now, with this, our final Always Uttori 2017 Spring Shorts Fashion Look: Silver and Black, spring is well underway. This tunic-length shirt with shorts combo is perfect for rooftop barbecues and family picnics. Of course, black and white don’t automatically scream spring, but add a touch of silver metallics and  rooftop party, here we come! An additional benefit of pairing a long tunic shirt with unstructured shorts is that you can eat a few more brownie bites, remain comfortable, and still look sophisticated and…

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  • Always Uttori Denim Fashion, Look 3, Photo 3. Photo Credit: Mechelle Avey. Always Uttori Denim Fashion. Alwaysuttori.com

    Always Uttori Spring Fashion Denim Look 3

    Always Uttori Spring Fashion Denim Look 3 If you’ve read these fashion posts, you probably already know that denim is one of the hottest trends for spring 2017; but it’s also such a standard in our wardrobes, it can be hard to find ways to make the material seem fresh or stylish. That’s why I was so drawn to this asymmetric cut on this basic shift dress.  Asymmetry has been a staple on the runway for the past several years, but this Zara dress gives denim a modern, trend-conscious update. Don’t be afraid of the word trend though, the dark wash denim is classic enough to wear for years to…

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  • I'mari Avey, Victorian Punk Style 3. Photo Credit: Mechelle Avey. Spring Passion: The Victorian Punk

    Spring Passion: The Victorian Punk

    It’s time to punk-if-y Monday’s dark Victorian romance look. The great thing about punk fashion is that there are so many iterations of it, which lends itself well to customizing punk style to your personal aesthetics. While Victorian style + punk may bring to mind steampunk, if you don’t place too much focus on incorporating retro and steam technology into the outfit, the touch of Victoriana, yields a look that is both fresh and wearable in the every day.  Instead of cosplay, the acid washed jeans paired with the frilled Victorian shirt creates an interesting juxtaposition of modern and historic that warrants its own category, hence, Victorian punk, or punk…

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  • Always Uttori: Victorian Romance Fashion Style, Look 2. Photo Credit: Mechelle Avey.Spring Fashion: A Victorian Romance. Always Uttori.com

    Spring Fashion: A Victorian Romance

      Spring Fashion: A Victorian Romance We’re kicking off our month of paradoxical romantic/punk fashion with inspiration from the Victorian era. And while everyone is ready to do light-colored fashion for spring, our colors will remain darker as we cover dark romantic and punk style. Due to advancements in technology and economic growth in England under the rule of Queen Victoria, fashion was able to flourish. It became easier to produce and distribute not only clothes, but magazines, which spread ideas about fashion. For women during this time, fashion was a statement of economic wealth. The more decorated and embroidered the clothing, the wealthier the woman. Corsets creating a slim…

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  • Too Fierce Work Out Fashion, Look 4, photo 2. Photo Credit: Mechelle Avey. Introvert Life – Work Out Style, 2017 Fitness Look 4

    Introvert Life – Work Out Style, 2017 Fitness Look 4

    Our Introvert Life – Work Out Style, 2017 Fitness Look 4 embodies the ethos of : Be strong. Be fierce. Perhaps this look is a little extravagant for a serious workout (I recently saw an activewear outfit that stated: Ain’t No Chic in Fit), but if you’re looking for the spirit of fit fashion, this chic is it. That fit fashion is making room for more chic styles is a good thing, I think. Clearly, the elevated style that comes from popular celebrities like Rhianna, Rita Ora, and Beyoncé collaborating with brands to create beyond fashionable athletic wear resonates with buyers. These collaborations have been wildly successful — with both…

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