Fashion Trends

The Magpie Report: March 4, 2024.

By: Jen Shoop

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A little digest of discoveries and micro-trends on my mind at the moment.

01. A bit of buzz going on in the fashion editor Substack world, reinforced by French Vogue: olive/army green trending on the runways. I’ve always been a fan of the color and it took minimal convincing for me to order this dress in the utility green and these jeans (!) in the Eloise (green) color. (P.S. Reminder that you can get 10% off your order at La Ligne with code MAGPIE10.)

A few other pieces I love in the color: these wide-leg trousers, this pullover sweater, this bag, these Sandro crochet pants, striped shirt, Adidas Sambas, this quilted coat, and of course the Brylies.

The photo above is from this past fall, but I’m wearing these Joe’s Jeans Cleo pants (on sale for under $100 here and here), Hermes sandals (look for less here), a Talbots coatigan, FRP bag, and J. Crew tee. I love treating the olive green as though a neutral!

02. Toteme’s wildly popular t-lock clutch is now available for pre-order in a pebbled white color that will ship later this summer. Or you can go with available-right-now, timeless brown. So many chic peas I respect own this bag, or its crossbody sister, including my Internet friend Chrissy. It’s very right now, and Scandi-street-style chic (designed as it is by Stockholm Style Queen Elin Kling). This would be my top pick for a designer bag to wear right now.

03. New sportswear label on my radar: Greatness Wins, founded by Chris Riccobono, Derek Jeter, and ballerina Misty Copeland. With professional athletes involved, I’m auspicious about the design and quality. I like this pullover and these leggings.

04. Did you see The Great’s collab with Birkenstock? These are hippie-dirndl-core, and highly charming. I like this pair.

05. If you are lucky enough to score something before it sells out: under-the-radar brand Parke has loads of dressed-down street-wear styles for the in-the-know. I’d love to get my hands on one of their varsity sweatshirts. They remind me a bit in their self-referentiality of Clare Vivier’s “Liberez Les Sardines” hats — I am always stopped with questions about it when worn, which makes the copy on the website spot on: “a great conversation starter because no one knows what it means.”

06. Speaking of the Clare V. hat — their newer hat designs, especially the “Brentwood Country Mart” and denim “Ciao” are also fun investments.

07. I need another woven/straw/wicker bag like a hole in my head, but I found a little trove of Jacquemus panier basket bags on sale here that tempt. The blue is so fun and unexpected!

08. UBeauty reached out to offer us 20% off orders with code JENSHOOP! I still love their Lip Plasma. It’s spendy but the 20% off helps. I am not a lip gloss gal but this stuff is legit — not sticky, comes in great colors, and really fills/plumps lips without any of that tingly nonsense. This is my favorite gift for a girlfriend’s birthday — something she might not buy herself, but that she’d love to have in her handbag. Two other products of theirs I’ve tried: 1) the tinted Super Hydrator, which I fully finished within a few weeks of receiving. This is a fantastic product for mornings where you’re working out / don’t want a full face of makeup but do want a bit of coverage and glow. I’d throw this on before school dropoff or when going for a run. 2) the super intensive face oil. I’m still in the midst of using this — it is oily and rich, and I find I need to let it absorb for a few minutes before applying anything else. But! My God does it make your skin look like a glistening, glowing orb! I do not think it has dethroned my ride-or-die favorite face serum, but then again, it’s not a serum, exactly. I’ve been layering with other oils and moisturizers as my skin needs the hydration in the winter.

09. Sofia Richie Grange launched a collection with swimwear label Solid and Striped! I’m a giant fan of this brand — I have at least three of their suits and especially love the Annemarie silhouette. Pieces like this vest-like top and this knit dress transport us to her jetsetting lifestyle on the Mediterranean. They all feel like they’d be right at home paired with a Chanel tote and sunglasses.

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P.S. Parenting can sometimes feel like long division.

P.P.S. The mystique of my husband’s Jeep!

P.P.P.S. Updated my shop and Shopbop hearts!

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2 thoughts on “The Magpie Report: March 4, 2024.

  1. Not related to this post- but do you have any sizing tips for the Everlane quilted liner jacket? The website reviews are all over the place and your sizing tips are always spot on for me!

    1. Hi Priscilla! I vote for sizing down. The style is already pretty boxy by design, and it’s roomy. I took an XXS and am usually an XS. That said! I am narrowest / most petite on top, and I generally do well sizing down in outerwear.

      A great buy – you’ll love it!


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