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Top Trends To Fall For 🍁

It seems like just yesterday we were planning our Hot Girl Summer and picking out the wildest bucket hat to go with our sunnies 😎. Don’t worry, you’re still hot as ever, but it’s time to trade in your cropped fits for cozy looks, because Summer is officially coming to an end. 

Don’t be too sad. With Fall comes its own fresh scents, dreamy vacations and fashion goals 🍂. That’s why we’re here to give you ideas on what to list or love on Curtsy to get you ready for the season. These Fall fashion trends are soon to be at the top of countless shopping lists.

1. Oversized Leather Jackets

Leather jackets are a wardrobe staple, but for Fall the motto is definitely the bigger, the better. We can’t get enough of the many shapes and styles to fit any mood. Maybe go for the trench for a little mystery or the bomber style for a little classic-cool? You get bonus points if your jacket makes you feel like a rebel who can conquer it all, even though we know you have a heart of gold 💛. 

2. Baguette Bags

If we learned anything from pandemic life, it’s that we don’t need much to get by. Grab your essentials, pack your baguette bag, throw it over your shoulder and go. A baguette is small, but the statement it makes is huge. Especially if it’s in luxe fabrics like suede or leather and creative shapes like the half moon or ruching.

3. Red

This trend will have everyone stopping in their tracks to obsess over your style. Red doesn’t just stand for love, it’s also for the passionate and bold. The color is a statement choice on its own, and when paired with eye-catching styles can bring an edge to any fit. Red is just the beginning of the major color story for Fall that is saturated hues like siren red and emerald green.

4. Cargo Pants

Utility is the name of the game. We owe cargo pants to the Y2K trend that we’re all still coveting. Complete the look with a fitted and flirty top to balance the loose silhouette of the pants.

5. Long Sleeve Sets

We saw sets crop up in summer and we get the feeling that they are here to stay. To get set for Fall, take your pick from long sleeve sets that can handle the cooler temps. Top your look with a fitted blazer or cardigan and finish off with coordinating pants or midi skirt.

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CFW21 Stands for Curtsy Fashion Week 2021

It’s Fashion Week season! Whether you’re tuning in virtually or packing your outfits literally as you’re reading this (hi Carson bb! 💖), here are some trends we are SO excited for. And since we’re on the cusp of Fall 🍂 but have yet to let go of Summer 🌻, here are 2 ways to style these up & coming trends…

💥 MAXIMALISM | Think prints, bright colors, bold patterns, and loud logos or text. This was a pretty easy trend to incorporate into your wardrobe this summer with bright accessories but you can continue to sprinkle this into your fall wardrobe. We LOVE a statement coat or a brightly colored tailored set. Also, be on the lookout for thicker material trousers (sidenote: wide leg pants currently 15% off this week on Curtsy!), lugg sole boots, and chunky loafers. Headbands (yes, that’s right, a la Blair Waldorf) are even making a comeback!

🧶 TEXTURE | Okay fine, this isn’t a “trend” per se but you know crochet, faux fur, and playing with mixed materials? Well if you thought Summer was fun, you will LOVE all the opportunity Fall will bring with faux fur, jacquard, 3D elements like pearls, gems, and funky metallics.

🤠 WESTERN | This one is more obvious but sometimes you forget there are hints of influence from Western “cowboy” styles like anything leather (especially blazers, oversized coats, and trousers), the ever-so-persistent cowboy boots, fun with fringe, and of course… flares.

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Victoria Larson Shares her Famous Closet with YOU!

<strong>Victoria Larson</strong>
Victoria Larson

💖 What I love about Curtsy: I love that Curtsy is a sustainable way to find and sell new clothes! I love the environment and take climate change very seriously. Curtsy is my favorite way to find new clothing without buying into fast fashion.  It’s also super easy to sell on, which is perfect for a goddess like me ✨
🔥 Pro Tips: I love selling memorable clothing items, like outfits I wore on TV. Unique clothing items are eye-catching and help your profile stand out!
PS: I wore this For Love and Lemons dress on Matt James’ season 💃🏻 Check out my closet for other famous looks!

Shop some of my most unforgettable of looks from my closet on Friday, August 13th. 20% of proceeds will go directly to Remake to support ethical fashion. Curtsy is also matching 20% of all proceeds donated.

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Tammy Ly on Why She LOVES Curtsy

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💖 What I love about Curtsy: I can always find trendy clothing that I actually *want* 😍 It takes so much time and effort to find pieces I like on other resale clothing apps, but Curtsy makes it super quick and easy to find all kinds of stylish clothes. I could spend hours looking at cute clothes on the popular page!
🔥 Pro tips: Don’t be afraid to style the clothes you’re selling into actual outfits! I’ve found that they sell best when you can really visualize how each piece could be worn 💃🏻
PS: My favorite brand to shop on Curtsy is Zara. There’s always an amazing selection (and sometimes even sold out items)!
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This is how I styled my black Showpo dress! Make sure to check it out in my Curtsy closet. It’s one of my favorites and super versatile!

You can shop some of my favorite looks straight from my closet on Monday, August 9th. 25% of proceeds will go directly to Remake to support ethical fashion. Curtsy is also matching 20% of all proceeds donated.

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3 Aesthetics You NEED for Summer 2021 🌼


So the Summer is the time to have fun in the sun BUT there is a way to do it in style! There are three Summer aesthetics that have been trending lately 📈 so we have all the details on how to dress like the Coconut Girl, Maximalist, and Cottagecore babes this Summer! A lot of it you probably already have in your closet and the rest you can definitely find secondhand through the Curtsy App! We want the Curtsy Gals looking trendy this Summer so let’s get started!

🐚 Coconut Girl
The Coconut Girl is what we all THOUGHT we were dressing like when we wore brands like Billabong, Hollister and Pacsun in Middle school. She is a trendy, beachy, y2k/90s babe in Summer 2021! Some staples of the Coconut Girl include hibiscus print, crochet clothing, shells, beads, chunky jewelry, low rise mini skirts and baby tees, and of course – bucket hats and hair scarves!

💥 Maximalist
The Maximalist is someone who LOVES to stand out with bold prints and use fashion in showstopping ways. There has been such a push towards minimalism in fashion, interior design and style the last few years that it is not surprising that the opposite is making a statement. Some ways to find pieces in the Maximalism style world would be to mix patterns, geometric shapes, add bright colors, funky jewelry and avant garde clothing to your closet this season!

👒 Cottagecore
Cottagecore style started to rise in popularity last year when the world was significantly slowing down. People began spending time baking bread, spending more time in the gardens and going on nature walks to escape the reality of the state of the world. Cottagecore aesthetic is returning to simpler times – baking, making candles, wearing billowy sleeves, peasant tops and super feminine dresses. Floral patterns, gingham, muted and pastel tones, hats, scarves and appreciating the world around you is the perfect way to get in touch with your cottagecore self!

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Celebrating Juneteenth Today & Everyday

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Styles and cultures have been taken away from Black people for decades to be reclaimed as something more “trendy” or “appropriate.” There is a double standard between POC and white people when it comes to the fashion industry. Microaggressions frequently bash Black people for wearing the styles that they originated. Appreciating the culture rather than appropriating it comes with advocating for Black lives.

Like many trends, the bucket hat was initially invented purely for function. Often referred to as a “fishing hat”, bucket hats were first introduced in the 1900s to protect farmers and fishermen from the rain. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the bucket hat would be adopted as a high fashion item. In the 1980s, the hat became popular with rappers and remained a staple of street fashion into the 1990s. More recently, it has re-emerged as a fashion catwalk item after being sported by celebrities such as Rihanna and Megan Thee Stallion.

One of the latest trends ruling Pinterest, creative acrylic nails are everywhere. However, as decorative nail art enters the mainstream, Black women are being left out of the conversation that they started. Acrylic nails are still frequently labelled as ‘trashy’, ‘cheap’ and ‘ghetto’ when worn by a black woman. It’s important to be respectful as a non-POC when choosing to wear nails and to change the rhetoric to give credit where credit is due.

While branding first played a role in fashion as a way to showcase class and status, it soon became an aesthetic look that many still know and love today. In the ‘80s, designer Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan, began dressing hip-hop’s top artists by reengineering these luxury logos in a bold and flashy way. Dapper Dan helped start a resurgence in creativity in the fashion industry.

The hoop earring has evolved into an essential fashion accessory, and the staple of anyone’s jewelry collection. Black women have brought hoop earrings into the mainstream and have sustained their popularity for decades. In the 60s and 70s, hoops were a way to embrace Afro-Centric styles. We can see these iconic earring on some of the most influential celebrities such as Diana Ross and Maya Angelou.

After the past year of staying at home, baggy clothes have become all the rave, and will still be my go-to fashion choice post covid. Skinny jeans are out, and straight-leg mom jeans are in. The origins of the oversized clothing trend dates back to the ’80s hip hop era, and stems from black communities and families, as well as financial hardships. Larger clothing was passed down to younger family members from older family members to save money. Baggy clothing is a comfortable trend for all shapes and sizes.

Often called “sneaker heads”, the community made up of people with a deep love for sneakers first became popularized in the 1970s and 80s with sneakers made famous by hip hop starts and athletes. Sneaker culture and collecting unique, limited edition, and flashy sneakers became a hobby and identity for many. Basketball icon Michael Jordan released his “Nike Air Jordans” in 1985, and these shoes are often seen as the first step to becoming a sneakerhead. The resale of these rare and exclusive sneaker has become an industry in it of itself, as we see in GOAT and Stockx.

When we think of tracksuits today, I often think of the bright red tracksuit Sue Sylvester wore every day in the TV series Glee. However, Baby Phat walked so Sue Sylvester could run. Initially named “Phat Fashions, Kimora Lee Simmons launched her tracksuit empire in 1999. This street style became a fashion essential due to its comfortability and iconic look. Rappers like Jay-Z also skyrocketed the tracksuit trend into popularity when it became a symbol of wealth, that you didn’t need to “sweat the small stuff such as getting dressed”- that a tracksuit was fashionable enough. 

Head-wraps and silk headscarves are ruling the summer trends this season. And there’s no question why – whether it’s to look luxurious or conceal a bad hair day, silk headscarves can make an outfit. It is however important to recognize the origin of this trend and what it represents. Born into slavery, reclaimed by Black women, the headwrap is now a celebrated in the fashion industry to express style and identity.

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SOURCES:
https://missionmag.org/the-rise-and-fall-of-logomania/
https://hellogiggles.com/beauty/nails/acrylic-nails-appropriation/
https://www.crfashionbook.com/fashion/a21967443/history-of-bucket-hat-fashion/
https://zenerations.org/2020/07/26/7-fashion-trends-that-originated-from-black-culture/ https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/hairstyles/the-history-of-headwraps-then-there-and-now https://thetempest.co/2020/06/30/style/a-close-look-at-5-fashion-trends-started-by-black-people/ https://news.ncsu.edu/2021/02/sneakerheads-not-hypebeasts-defining-a-sneaker-driven-sub-culture/

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Comeback Queens 👑: Coach

💭 I can clearly remember my FIRST designer bag because let’s be honest, it makes you feel so cool to whip it out before you are about to leave the house! You carry your chapstick, maybe a wallet and your phone and anything else you can fit inside. 👛 For some, their first bag will be from different places, but mine was most certainly from Coach. It was a cute little wristlet that fit a few things that I needed in high school – so not much if we are being honest!

Coach really disappeared off the radar for years but it is making a comeback so time to pull out your old bags, shoes and other accessories with the famous C on them. The comeback has made its way into malls, online and on social media, so it must really be something to talk about! Let’s take a closer look at the rise, fall and bigger rise of Coach overtime so you are fully ready for it! 

Coach History 

In 1940s Manhattan, the first Coach bags were inspired by the design of a baseball glove with tan, high-quality leather, stitched together with perfection. In 1962, Bonnie Cashin was hired and the whole brand got a major upgrade. Cashin’s motto was to “make things as lightweight as possible, as simple as possible, as punchy as possible, and as inexpensive as possible which led Coach to become the place to find affordable luxury. As Lew Frankfort became the CEO in 1979, a new era was welcomed where Coach was a household name brand. 

Coach in 2000s

While Coach had an issue with being considered luxurious and affordable at the same time, it did leave room for a new branding to be added to the bags. The known “C” that is on so many of the Coach pieces makes the brand easily distinguishable from just any bag but it led to tons of knock offs being created to mimic the brand. The thing that makes a designer bag wanted by the public is a feeling of exclusivity – Coach lost that.

This coupled with the fact that Coach began to focus so much on sales so they opened stores EVERYWHERE, malls, side stores, outlets and more, it just became so accessible that it was always on sale too. This impacted the quality of the bags negatively as well. There were other affordable luxury brands gaining popularity as well in Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Kate Spade to name a few. 

Coach’s Rebrand

In the end of 2020 and into this new year, Coach scaled back on stores, stopped continuous sales and started working to bring back the quality and exclusivity of the brand. A new demographic has been focused on too, in hopes that sales will begin to rise again in their bags. The focus originally being on Suburban moms proved to not be as valuable as a younger customer with more disposable income. Hopefully these new changes will result in a new amount of growth for this brand!

There is a new push in sustainably creating their products from upcycled leather and recycled plastic as well as new bags, shoes, and other beauty and accessory products to fit the new generation! If you’d like to get your hands on this brand comeback, this week’s sale on Curtsy is on Coach! We hope to see you on the app!

Source: https://fridayscoop.com/brief-history-of-coach/

Last month we highlighted comeback kid Abercrombie. Stay tuned to see what other trends we uncover 🕵🏽‍♀️ …

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Comeback Queens 📈: Abercrombie

So let’s take a little trip back to 2009 shall we… 💭 your parents just dropped you and your friends off at the local mall where you are all walking around on a Saturday afternoon and you see THE store. Abercrombie. It’s dark, it’s loud and it is so COOL. You want all the floral prints, the denim and the huge logos to make sure EVERYONE knows where you shop. This time in so many of our lives is remembered so clearly but you probably stopped shopping there a couple years later…

But — it’s 2021 now and Abercrombie is making a comeback to an online and in-store shop near you. We wanted to take you down memory lane to Abercrombie’s past and share what it has to offer now in the future. Let’s see if you will be making your way back in the store soon.

A Little Abercrombie History

I’m not sure if you remember the huge logo on Abercrombie pieces in the past that have “1892” on them but it was by no coincidence – that is when the brand was founded. It was originally created as a fishing and hunting gear brand by David T. Abecrombie and a few years later Ezra Fitch purchased many shares – leading to the name Abercrombie & FItch.

The massive, 12-story building in New York sold men’s + women’s clothing through the years, even to famous names like John F. Kennedy + Ernest Hemingway. 

Abercrombie in the 2000s

Through the rest of the 1900s, the company continued to grow and sink with the economy and in the 1990s, Mike Jefferies took over as CEO which would change the brand forever. The perfect models, the unrealistic beauty standards, discimination, lawsuits for indecency, excluding different races, plus sized clothing and more came with him and almost ended the brand – until its recent rebrand with a new CEO…
old abercrombie ad, early 2000s, black and white, large logos

Abercrombie’s Rebrand

In 2017, Fran Horowitz became the CEO of Abercrombie and turned over a new leaf with the brand top to bottom. New inclusive sizes, brighter stores and more classic and timeless pieces for an older target audience brought Abercrombie back from the dust. Now you can go into a smaller, more welcoming store with brighter lights, quieter music and more inclusive size ranges. 

The brand has become a huge advocate for representation and equality by partnering with The Trevor Project and the Steve Fund which donates to the LGBTQ+ and the mental Health of BIPOC respectively. The message is clear and it shows through their ads, media, partnerships and new styles. Some trends to look out for from A & F are their bathing suits, jeans, pride collection and more! When heading back into the mall or online shopping, take a look at what the brand has to offer now because it does not disappoint! Start your search with Curtsy today.


🗣️ Also, for this week only, 15% off all Abercrombie on Curtsy.

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Stay tuned to see what other trends we uncover 🕵🏾‍♀️…

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April 2021: Most Loved 😍

We wanted to give you the inside scoop. Here’s what’s been trending with our Curtsy community this past month!

🤠 You guys loved these categories…


Matching athleisure sets, crop hoodies, crewneck sweaters. Whether you’re working from home or remote learning, pandemic living allowed us to dress super comfortable for the past year+ so we totally get it!


We saw you give a lot of love to bucket hats, Airpod cases, keychains, and iPhone accessories. The best (and most affordable) way to upgrade your outfit is to swap out your accessories!


Formals? Graduation dresses? Weddings? Or just an outdoor brunch? We got you covered all April and throughout the rest of Spring, Summer, etc…

📈 Top trending brands…

Tried and true. Whether it’s a skort, high top sneaks, or your new everyday cropped crewneck sweater, Nike has it all and we’ve got endless supply for less $ on Curtsy.


American Eagle’s denim has had a permanent place in our closets for the past decade and is certainly making a comeback! They’ve got killer one piece and high waisted swim too so keep your eyes our and your “love” lists updated on our app.


Talk about comebacks! PacSun has made a resurgence on our love lists. See if you can shop Emma Chamberlain’s PacSun picks for less on Curtsy.

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