Trends come and go. As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we also bid many trends that were hit and ever-present in 2014 adieu and say hello to fresh concepts and established ideas making a come back this 2015.
As we plan out the physical and more immediate changes we aim to achieve this year–like a new hair color, or makeup look, or fashion style–experts give their two cents on what’s vogue (or most likely to be) in the next months.
The mane event
2014 was the year of effortless, i-woke-up-like-this but chic hairstyles. Women sported gorgeous blowouts, bohemian waves, messy updo, casual-cool bun, and, the most popular in late last year, textured bob and lob (as seen on Scarlett Johansson, Lily Collins, Anne Curtis, Sarah Geronimo and Kathryn Bernardo to name a few).
While these carefree styles and cut will remain a hit this year, as suggested by American fashion magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Vincent Rumbaoa, creative director of Red Salon sees that 2015 is the year we go back to basic and less textured cuts.
“When you say basic, pageboy cut, blunt cut but still with a hint of texture, and layered but full, not choppy. Waves are also going down, from multi layer wave it’s more classic wave,” he told Standard Today.
In tropical countries like ours, the hair trends for Spring 2015 are doable and practical for many women. These include barely there boho waves, braids and twists (from full braid to side braid to messy braid), and long ponytails. So long-haired girls need not to be swayed by the bob and lob trends in 2014 as long locks are seen to be more hit.
Although Yahoo! Beauty editor Alexandra Perron expects the bob’s popularity will continue this year.
If chopping off or growing out your hair is not enough, update your mane with this year’s trendy colors for the tresses.
According to L’Oreal Professionnel artist Jason Backe, strong streaks and bolder highlights “sort of Cindy Crawford, circa 1992” will make waves this 2015.
Deep reds, golds and coppers are being asked by many clients according to Dop Dop Salon master stylist Theresa Adams as told to Redbook Mag. “Clients have been asking for super-rich color and more dimension.”
As 2015 is the Year of the Wooden Sheep, Rumbaoa said earth tones will remain the latest in hair color. “The hottest colors this year are all basic shades, browns and blacks. If you want cooler shades, blue and violet are the closest to the wooden colors,” said Rumbaoa.
If going full-on blue or violet is too intense for your taste, experts suggest you go with cool cast which is glossing or putting highlights with a slight blue or violet hint.
Ombre shades has come and gone, and has come again but this time from tone within a tone, the 2015 ombre look according to Rumbaoa will be color within a color.
“Before, ombre is dark blonde going light blonde or dark red going light red. But ombre representations now is a color and another color, meaning blonde and red and brown can go together,” he explained.
Bring out those liquid eyeliners as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue both agreed lined eyes—from clean and slightly flicked to exaggeratedly winged-out—will remain omnipresent on the runway (as seen on Prada, Saint Laurent, Celine, and Emilio Pucci) and on the street.
Makeup artist Lucia Pieroni told Vogue stained lips is a hot look in 2015. “You shouldn’t be able to tell where it starts and where it ends.” At Dolce & Gabbana, deep berry lipstick was diffused around the edges keeping the high-impact in the inner part of the lips for a sultry, stained effect.
Move over reds and oranges because Bobbi Brown thinks pink lips will dominate 2015. “I think we will see a lot of bright, super-pink lips paired with a nude face,” said Brown as told on Yahoo! Beauty.
Speaking of nude face, Brown predicts the no-makeup makeup trend in 2014 will continue its reign this year. Fresh, dewy skin will remain much more coveted than matte.
Eye shadows in brown shades such as taupe, chocolate bronze, warm sand, and mahogany are expected to exhibit their versatility this year (as seen on the runway presentations of Givenchy, Gucci, and Giorgio Armani among others).
Metallic statement, as in metallic accents in eyeliner and mascara, is another look expected to be seen more this year.
Cartoonish nail arts are expected to fade away this year to make way for more sophisticated and minimalist designs. A single line nail art and manicure in bold hues, most likely in this year’s color, Marsala, will dominate 2015.
Stripes, ombre, and metallic are also predicted to be the trendy choices for nails.
Pieces from the Spring 2015 collections suggest that bohemian is not going to the back-burner yet. Thanks to Valentino, Vera Wang and Dries Van Noten, bohemian got more romantic.
A trend that started late this year, overalls are seen to stay in 2015. A mix of cool and playful, overalls are also quite versatile to mix and match with various tops–from graphic tees to white and plaid shirts, among others.
The ‘70s mood is predicted to be felt once again as suede makes a come back in the form of trench coats, A-line skirts, and boot-cut pants this year.
Denim is another 2014 trend that’s here to stay. According to Vogue, from dark-wash to laced-up to bedazzled, we will see more of this famous textile in pants, dresses, jumpsuits and coats.