From Fashion To Tech, Here’s How To Incorporate This Year’s Top Trends Into Your Life

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Do you know what’s hot (and what’s not) in fashion, beauty, tech, and more this year? As the year kicks off, various trends in every field are also already rolling in to set the scene—and if you’re planning to get ahead of the curve, we listed 7 of the latest trends to look out for and incorporate into your 2024 lifestyle. 

From the peachy color of the year to groundbreaking developments in tech, here are the biggest phenomena in various fields to put on your radar right now. 


The latest tech, powered by AI


Artificial intelligence, or AI, has been creating a buzz in tech for years—but only lately has its popularity become so unparalleled and widespread, thanks to all the newest gadgets incorporating it into their system and making its benefits more easily accessible to people. The Huawei Nova 11 Pro is one of these trendy AI-powered gadgets, integrating this innovative tech trend into its operating system, camera, and display to improve user experience. 

This sleek smartphone runs on Huawei’s EMUI 13 smart operating system which offers increased productivity, efficiency, and performance. For its camera, the Huawei Nova 11 Pro offers an AI Snapshot feature with advanced technologies like Laser Focus, QPD Full-Pixel Precise Focus, and a zero-delay shutter to help you capture dynamic photos easily. Its 6.78” Flawless OLED Curved Display also employs AI-enhanced ultra-HD image quality to bring more detailed visuals to your screen. 

With a P4,000 discount on the Huawei Nova 11 Pro, you can now bring it home for only P29,999—down from its original price of P33,900. It also comes with a free Huawei Watch worth P2,599 when you purchase it from Huawei in SM City Legazpi until February 29, so don’t miss this deal!


Looking cute with coquette


Been seeing ribbons everywhere? It’s all thanks to the viral “coquette” aesthetic, which is characterized by hyper-feminine elements that bring a soft and dainty girlycore vibe like frills, lace, bows, hearts, and ribbons. Wearing the Dainty Rolo Chain with Pink Enamel Ribbon Pendant Necklace from Silverworks can help you in your coquette OOTD agenda—and it comes with a good cause, too. 

This stylish jewelry features a pink enamel ribbon pendant that represents support for breast cancer survivors and patients, making it the perfect fashion piece for soft girlies with a soft heart for others. With a rolo chain that measures sixteen inches, this necklace is also made of rhodium-plated 925 Sterling Silver and is hypoallergenic.

Get the Dainty Rolo Chain with Pink Enamel Ribbon Pendant Necklace for only P990 at Silverworks in select SM Malls with a Swipe coupon until February 29.


Radiating quiet luxury vibes


True elegance should be simple and subtle, valuing quality over popularity. That’s the essence of quiet luxury, an aesthetic also referred to as “stealth wealth” which emphasizes a clean, polished, and timeless look as a sign of sophistication. Instead of fashion pieces with brand names plastered all over to call attention, quiet luxury prefers to turn heads with items that exhibit premium craftsmanship—like the DVL Lacina Shoulder Bag from Straightforward.

Aside from its minimalist and sleek design, the DVL Lacina Shoulder Bag fits the quiet luxury aesthetic thanks to its high-quality and durable daily vegan leather material. Iits versatile style also makes it easy to pair with any outfit, whether for work, school, or casual errand runs. This high-quality bag made from durable daily vegan leather material can also carry daily essentials like laptops, folders, and tumblers up to 16 inches long, putting a checkmark on another important factor for quiet luxury: functionality.

Enjoy a buy one, get one promo on the DVL Lacina Shoulder Bag when you shop at Straightforward in select SM Malls until January 31.


Trendy tumblers to try


Reusable tumblers, especially insulated ones with stylish designs, have been receiving lots of hype lately—and one of the places you can score them from is none other than your go-to coffee spot, Starbucks. Aside from its delicious coffee, Starbucks is also popular for its limited-edition drinkware collections. Check out their sparkling Champagne Gold Rhinestone Blissful Homecoming Tumbler, which features a dazzling rhinestone-covered body in an elegant champagne gold color. It also comes with a straw in matching champagne gold color and can keep your drinks cold for approximately six hours with its cover. 

Get the Champagne Gold Rhinestone Blissful Homecoming Tumbler 16 oz. for P6,495 until supplies last at Starbucks stores in select SM Malls.


Servin’ style with dumpling bags


“The smaller, the better” seems to be the mantra for handbags nowadays as mini bags surge in popularity, but can you still ride this trend if you always carry many things? The answer is yes, thanks to dumpling bags. There are two popular general designs for this bag style: crescent-shaped and bucket bags. 

A highly recommended example of the latter is this Nylon Bucket Bag from Penshoppe Accessories, which offers roomy storage and a durable build to keep your items snug and secure. It also comes with both a hand strap and crossbody strap, so you can choose the most convenient way (or the look that best matches your outfit) to wear it.

Get this Nylon Bucket Bag for only P699 at Penshoppe Accessories in SM Malls nationwide.


Doll-like Douyin makeup looks


When it comes to makeup and skincare, Eastern beauty looks have been taking over as the hottest trend. Following the rise of Korean skincare, aegyosal, and more is China’s trending Douyin makeup style, which usually combines glowy skin, glittery effects, bright blush, and glossy lips to achieve a doll-like look.

If you want to try Douyin makeup, use Clinique’s Cheek Pop Powder Blush to achieve the soft and just-pinched effect for your cheeks. With its buildable formula, this blush lets you easily customize your look while bringing a bright yet natural color to your cheeks. It is also suitable for all skin types, lasts long, and appears virtually powderless when worn, making it perfect for your daily Douyin makeup-inspired looks.

Score the Cheek Pop Powder Blush for only P1,800 at Clinique in SM Malls nationwide.


Pretty in Pantone peach OOTDs


ICYMI, 2024’s Pantone Color of the Year is Peach Fuzz. Described as “a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul,” this soft hue radiates a natural and beautiful warmth with a touch of elegance. Aside from its color, Plains & Prints’ Aim Skort in peach captures this exact essence of Peach Fuzz with its soft-yet-full-of-pizzazz design. 

Made of woven fabric that feels comfortable on your skin, this skirt-and-shorts hybrid features a cut-out style slit that adds a subtly dramatic edge to its look. Pair this versatile piece with any cute top now to incorporate this year’s Pantone color into your OOTDs! 

Get this stylish Aim Skort in peach for P899 at Plains & Prints in SM malls nationwide.

Be on top of this year’s trends in fashion, tech, beauty, and more with these great finds you can score now at SM Malls nationwide. For more exciting deals and discounts, visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app.


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