Impressions: Hot Trends in Self-Storage for 2021

RV and boat purchases are up, creating new opportunities for self-storage tenants and self-storage operators offering enhanced protection on renters’ valuable assets. Jacquelyn Nash, Sr. Account Executive with On the Move, broke down these and other industry trends for Daniel Litwin.

“With the big boom in purchases of RVs, tenants are having a challenge trying to find where to put their big-ticket items,” Nash said. “There’s a lot of regulations through homeowners’ associations that don’t allow people to have these items on the street or in their driveway. Anything like that they are against. So, there’s a big opportunity for self-storage operators that have a little bit of room for expansion or already have a parking lot, or maybe a small RV and boat section to expand.”

The need for RV storage grew over the past eighteen months, according to Nash. With the pandemic causing a halt to travel across the United States, owners need places to store their RVs and boats. Before the pandemic, Nash said this type of storage was more of a niche market. And this increase in demand is also increasing the need for protection for these vehicles.

On the Move recently introduced a new program called Secure Outdoor. This deductible reimbursement program assists On the Move customers who offer their tenants boat and RV storage. It’s a way for operators to offer protection as an alternative to insurance or as an insurance supplement.

Another trend Nash pointed to is the growing need and acceptance of tenant protection programs. These programs are a must-have for self-storage operators, according to Nash. While no one likes to think of damage or theft at a facility, Nash said incidents such as theft or weather damage are facts of life. “I like to look at the positive and the negative and look at something that could be a potential customer-service tool,” Nash said. When implemented correctly, a protection program can take care of the problem for a client should something go wrong instead of simply providing a tenant with a phone number to call if there’s an issue. Software & Technology


Twitter Shares New Insights into Holiday Tweet Trends and Key Planning Points [Infographic]

Christmas is now only 68 days away, and that means that if you haven’t got your holiday marketing plans locked in, you’re likely already running behind, which could see you miss out on key opportunities.

That’s underlined in this new data from Twitter , which highlights the key moments for various holiday-related trends, to help marketers maximize their outreach in line with user activity peaks. The report also looks at tweet behavior around each of the major holidays, and highlights the significant rise in related tweet activity over the past year.

The 2021 Christmas period is shaping up to be a big one, with a return to in-person gatherings in many regions, after many months apart. There will still be COVID impacts, but with people more keen than ever to celebrate, it’s worth taking note of these trends, and factoring them into your planning where possible.

You can check out Twitter’s full overview (with larger graphics) at its 2021 Holiday Hub here .


The World’s Most Sought-After Employers & Employment Trends In 2021

Universum hosted its 13th annual virtual event this month to reveal the world’s most attractive employers and employment trends, and there was much to interest MBA students and others in graduate business education.

The globally recognized, data-driven employer branding specialist surveyed 221,807 business, engineering, and IT students across 10 of the world’s largest economies, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, India, China, and France, asking them which employer characteristics are most important when considering their future and which employer brands they most admire.

They found “historic changes in attitudes among young people about what they want from their future employers and careers,” says Richard Mosley, Universum’s global vice president of strategy. “The post-Covid era will be one of delicate negotiations between employers and employees as both sides set new expectations for flexibility, work-life balance, and career development.” THE EFFECT OF COVID

Presented by Mosley, Claes Peyron, Mats Röjdmark, and Elin Ballsten, this event revealed how the pandemic has affected the job market, four key employment trends, five predominant career profiles, and rankings for the world’s most attractive employers as voted by business, engineering, and IT students. Here, Poets&Quants shares a recap of the event to help students and employers alike understand the rapidly-changing career landscape.

According to Universum, a study by McKinsey found that two in three people say that Covid-19 has caused them to reflect on their purpose in life, one in two people say that it’s caused them to reevaluate the kind of work they perform, and millennials are three times more likely than others to report reevaluating what they do for work.

The findings suggest that careers known for their long hours and hard working environments are beginning to change, such as investment banking, consulting, and law. For example, Thomson Reuters research — as quoted by Universum — shows that fewer than one in 10 lawyers want to resume working their regular in-office hours five days a week.


What Fashion Nova Has Done to Become One of the World’s Most Diverse Brands

Fashion Nova, a Los Angeles-based fashion house, has become a household name in the fashion market, gaining a massive online global following in its different social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok. Today Fashion Nova has grown into one of the most diverse brands and here are some of the reasons why:

High Rate of Newness

Fashion Nova has set the bar high when it comes to releasing new pieces to the market. This fashion house works with over 1,000 competent manufacturers who are able to whip up samples from the original concept within 24 hours .

The samples are then made photograph-ready for the in-house models within another 24 hours. After this, Fashion Nova floods its social media pages with eye-catching photos of its models in the newly produced pieces, leaving millions of fans thirsting for the same.

This unmatched production rate places Fashion Nova in a better position to produce outfits in different styles, sizes, and colorways to meet the needs of different clients. Besides, this newness rate keeps Fashion Nova ahead of its competitors.

Price Factor

This reputable fashion house is known for its affordability . Compared to other competing brands, Fashion Nova sells its products at customer-friendly prices without compromising on quality.

Most of its products retail for less than $50, meaning even a regular customer can afford them.

Size Inclusivity

Fashion Nova also stands out in its size range. Most of its pieces come in sizes XS to 3X and sometimes 4X.

Since its launch in 2006, by its founder and CEO Richard Sashian, this fashion has strived to serve the underserved by producing outfits for people of all sizes, heights, and body shapes.

This general size inclusivity has helped Fashion Nova win the hearts of the overly petite and the voluptuous who were previously underserved.

Fashion Nova offers trendy, quality, and affordable outfits for people of diverse sizes, shapes, and heights!And besides trendy outfits for women, this fashion house also produces men’s and kid’s outfits! It’s a go-to shop for the whole family.Influencer PowerThis global fashion brand understands the value of influencer power and invests heavily in it. In a statement during one of his interviews, Mr. Saghian revealed that the brand works with between 3,00 to 5,000 influencers and celebrities to market its products.The influencers are of different races, ages, heigh, sizes, and body shapes. Others have huge online followings, while others are still growing but have an active online community.This general mix-up of influencers and celebrities gives Fashion Nova global coverage making it one of the fastest-growing brands worldwide.Some of the popular faces behind Fashion Nova include Cardi B, Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Blac Chyna, and Megan Thee Stallion, to mention a few.Community-Based InitiativesVery few fashion brands participate in giving back to the community. But Fashion Nova has set the trend for them by engaging in different community-based initiatives to help the minority and underserved in the community.In April 2020, Fashion Nova launched a non-profit department known as Fashion Nova Cares to oversee the running of all its philanthropic initiatives.This brand […]


Myanmar Fashion and Apparels Market Size to Grow at a CAGR of 22% During the Forecast Period 2021-2026

“Myanmar Fashion and Apparels Market” Increasing Penetration of Social Media Driving the Growth of Myanmar Fashion and Apparels Market.

Myanmar Fashion and Apparels Market size is estimated at $6.2 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of 22% during the forecast period 2020-2026. Clothing or garments in general are referred to as apparel. Apparel manufacturers cut, sew and produce garments by knitting fabric first, then cutting and stitching it into a garment. Apparel manufacturers are involved in manufacturing of clothing and fashion accessories for men, women and kids. There are various types of apparel such as formal wear, casual wear, sportswear, night wears and many others. Apparels are made from wide range of different material such as cotton, linen and leather are sourced from plants and animals. Material like leather is made from animal skin and cotton and linen are made from plants. Increasing demand for sportswear and performance wear coupled with rising fashion trends are the major factors driving the growth of the market. Shift in preference to branded products coupled with changing lifestyle of the people is set to further enhance the overall market development of the Myanmar Fashion and Apparels Market for the period 2020-2026.

Myanmar Fashion and Apparels Market Segment Analysis – By Type

Formal Wear held the largest share in the Myanmar Fashion and Apparels Market in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR 18.2% during the forecast period 2020-2026. Formal wear is the traditional western dress code which is suitable for formal social events. Formal wear mostly made of chiffon, velvet, satin and other types of fabric. It is most comfortable and relaxed apparel as well as it is most preferred by consumers thereby formal wear are estimated to register the higher CAGR over the period 2020-2026.

Myanmar Fashion and Apparels Market Segment Analysis – By Fiber Type

Plant based fiber held the largest share in the Myanmar Fashion and Apparels Market in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR 16.8% during the forecast period 2020-2026. Plant based fiber such as cotton, jute and other fiber are tough and durable. Cotton fiber is breathable and wicks which transmits away from the body, as well as it is absorbent and removes liquid away from the skin. Plant based fibers are cheap, strong, and easy to clean compared to other fiber type thereby plant based fiber are estimated to register the higher CAGR over the period 2020-2026.

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Myanmar Fashion and Apparels Market Segment Analysis – By Distribution Channel

Supermarkets/Hypermarkets held the largest share in the Myanmar Fashion and Apparels market in 2020 as supermarkets/hypermarkets offer better brand visibility, easy shopping experience and the availability of a wide range of apparels and brands. Also Supermarkets/Hypermarkets are focused on to provide better services to its consumers. However Online Retailers is suspected to growth at a higher CAGR of 26% during the forecast period 2020-2026 owing to the convenience […]


Ciara Shows Some ‘Love’ for Her New Fashion Line in Bodysuit & Combat Boots

Ciara took to Instagram yesterday to plead for “LOVE. That’s all,” while sporting some of her fashion line LITA’s latest merchandise.

Donning her Higher Love combat boots with their 1.5-inch heel, utilitarian silhouette, contrasting black outsole and white leather finish, the “Level Up” singer also had on her brand’s dark blue bodysuit teamed with a marshmallow-white top hat, all while striking a pose in her bedroom. Across her right shoulder, she draped a matching towel with the word “Love” embroidered, a shout-out to LITA’s motto “Love Is The Answer.” Finishing off the outfit, she accessorized with a minimalist gold necklace and shimmering gold bracelets.

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She was recently seen sporting the same pair of stylish boots alongside a baby blue dress and soft scarf in a separate Instagram post in September. In fact, as of recently, Ciara has used her Instagram to promote her new LITA line, available at Nordstrom, and show off the label’s staples. She spotlighted LITA’s sophisticated footwear in an Instagram post just a week ago, doing a little dance as she showed off a new bodysuit and mix of items, including the $498 combat boots and a separate $298 white zippered lug-sole sneakers. Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson have additionally continued to advertise stylish items from their collaborative Human Nation collection, a part of the couple’s House of LR&C parent company. During a recent date night, the duo was out for their anniversary in Italy, with Ciara in a leopard-print dress complete with a long-sleeve fit and backless opening from the collection. The fit was all tied together with a set of classic black stiletto sandals.


From ‘Hip Floss’ To Bra Tops! Your Bumper Guide To The Major SS ’22 Fashion Month Trends

It’s been a dizzying run of shows, presentations, parties, and even some red carpet affairs thrown in just to confuse us—but Fashion Month has finally drawn to a close. (Although let’s be real, with designers showing what they want, how they want, and when they want, it feels like we’ll be in Fashion Month mode 365 days a year for the foreseeable future!). All things considered, the resounding mood was one of appreciation for the joie of getting dressed up with a capital D. With that in mind, we’re already giddy at the thoughts of what we’ll be wearing the next time the shows roll around. Pens and paper at the ready people—your trends lesson for Spring Summer 2022 is in session.

Eighties tailoring

Get ready for the Dynasty revival. When it comes to boardroom-ready blazers, new iterations on retro workwear mainstays like padded shoulders, boxy fits, and nostalgic polka dots are demanding a seat at the table. Dolce & Gabbana Carolina Herrera Balmain Balenciaga Alexandre Vauthier Saint Laurent Armlets

Your bicep is about to get boujie. At numerous shows, particularly in Milan, outfits didn’t come complete without intricate and ornate upper arm jewelry. Better try the trend now before we reach peak festival fashion fatigue come summer 2022! Fendi Blumarine Emilio Pucci Tory Burch Etro Prada Bra tops

Call it an aversion to any more buttoned-up Zoom tops, but the barely-there upper half is making itself known. A reoccurring staple in an endless amount of shows, designers played with proportion by teaming bustiers, bandeaus, and bikinis with full skirts, flares, or, in the case of Chanel, sporty high-waisted briefs. Pick your fighter! Ulla Johnson Erdem Max Mara Giambattista Valli Bronx and Banco Givenchy Butterflies

These delicate insects are symbolic of rebirth, so it was no surprise to see butterflies spread their wings across the Spring Summer ’22 collections. After all, haven’t we all gone through a process of hibernation only to emerge feeling renewed? Regardless, no one can deny their pretty appeal—and we can never say no to a Y2K flashback either. Feathered friends

Minimalists, look away now! There’s few textural joys that scream ‘fun fashion’ as loudly as feathers do, and what a delight it was to see them shimmying down runways in so many variations. From skirt hems to sleeve trims, there’s a myriad of ways to incorporate plumage into your outfit. Or why not go full high fashion Big Bird in a head-to-toe feathered gown. Headscarves

There’s no Desperate Housewives or Rosie the Riveter here—instead, the knotted ’40s-style headscarf has a whole new guise. A micro trend that’s been bubbling up each summer on Instagram for a while now has made its way to become the catwalk’s surprising accessory of the season. Although the poodles at LaQuan Smith come a dangerously close second… Gloves

Speaking of unexpected outfit additions, we’ve another retro revival on our, ehm, hands. Elbow-length evening gloves might be synonymous with ball gowns, but Maisie Wilen’s […]


Tinashe’s New Fashion Collab Is All About Shoes You Can Dance In

Courtesy of ShoeDazzle

The R&B singer and dancer spoke with NYLON about her new shoe collab, her 333 tour, and more.

Between a new album and a current U.S. tour, Tinashe just released a collaboration with ShoeDazzle, just in time to add to your fall shoe shopping list. Inspired by the Y2K resurgence, the 333 singer and dancer’s footwear launch combines both her own personal style and music taste into a well-rounded offering of 14 versatile and comfortable styles, including boots, sneakers, and loafers.

“I just want [fans] to feel confident and cool when they’re wearing them because that’s what I always try to go for when I’m creating music,” Tinashe tells NYLON. “I want the listener to feel good about themselves or feel inspired and connected, like someone else has been in my shoes. And I also like songs that make my fans feel like a bad b*tch. I think it’s important that we go through life feeling like the main character, so I think the shoe collection gives people that ability to escape into the collection and into their own individual fantasy lives.”

Available now, you can shop the Tinashe x ShoeDazzle collection on ShoeDazzle’s website , with prices ranging from $39.95 to $52.95. Ahead, Tinashe spoke exclusively with NYLON while on the road for her 333 tour about the inspiration behind the collaboration, Y2K fashion, styling advice, and more.

First of all, I saw that you were currently on your 333 tour! How has that been so far, and how are you juggling your responsibilities while on the road?

Being on tour is so fun because I haven’t been able to be in front of audiences in so long, so to be able to share my music with people and see their reaction is important. It means so much to me as an artist. I’m just really thankful that I’m able to do all these shows, but it is very strenuous. I’m still adjusting to road life again, and the hardest thing is maintaining some type of healthy sleep schedule because we’re doing so much traveling, but I think I’ve done a good job so far. And in the meantime, it’s crucial to find places with Wi-Fi so I can work on my other projects.

Honestly, I’m exhausted for you just hearing all of this.

Yeah, I love it, though. You know, I feel like this area of my life, I’m really focused on giving it my all because I have that creative control now that I’m independent. I think that’s just given me a lot of energy and motivation to do all these things.

So, how did the shoe collaboration with ShoeDazzle begin? What was the inspiration behind the collection?

I think I’ve always wanted to do a shoe line as it’s always been on my to-do list and actually, it’s something that I put on my vision board at the beginning of the year. It’s really cool to be able to have the opportunity to work with ShoeDazzle […]


Why Do Beauty & Fashion Influencers Look The Same On My Feed?

Over the past year, many of us began to think of our hobbies outside of work. For me, it wasn’t so easy. See, I get paid to write about Victoria Beckham’s favorite blush , which means that work is usually fun. But, I’ve found that pigeonholes can lead to creative burnout , and content diversification helps.

When I do clock out (metaphorically), I’m often where the kids are, on Instagram or TikTok. Beyond Twitter memes and ASMR food videos, most of what draws me in falls dangerously close to, but just outside of, the scope of my job: fashion and beauty.

I follow the major style publications and bloggers, too. Though, through the progression of Instagram, I’ve noticed that now, many of the Instagram influencers — now creators — I follow bleed into my work life. More to the point, influencers have a point of view on fashion and beauty, and sometimes, the one that’s not their choice field is more appealing.

Recently, I was talking to Marianna Hewitt about her own content, which is very much a mix of beauty and fashion. Lately I’ve noticed it’s skewing more the latter. She says this is partly because her followers want to know everything she’s wearing. "As you build a relationship with your audience they may think of you as an expert in one area, but they are followers of your overall lifestyle and trust your judgement and appreciate your taste," she explains. "Beauty influencers are sharing more lifestyle as a whole, fashion girls are sharing their beauty routines — the lines are so blurred."

In terms of general aesthetics, many influencers say one area fuels content creativity in another. "Fashion trends impact beauty trends," explains Sivan Ayla , a California-based pubic figure who authored a book on how to grow as an influencer . "For example, green had a major moment over the summer, and I was all of a sudden targeted by green eyeliner ads all over Instagram. For me, there is a clear distinction between my beauty content and my fashion or accessories content, but it’s usually within the same aesthetic so it works together in a cohesive way."

In a recent interview with model, celebrity, and general style influencer Hailey Bieber , she talked about the way she thinks about the connection between what she wears and how she does her hair and makeup. "My approach to makeup is less is more," she explained, adding that she "usually only wears" concealer, highlighter, blush, and eyebrow gel. For her, fashion is more experimentation where beauty is minimalism — that is, unless she wears a holographic eyeliner for fun.

For fashion-industry experts, beauty has always been kind of like a part to the whole. It’s not bare-faced and low bun. Instead, it’s about being mindful. Stylist and influencer Michelle Li put it well, calling makeup "an accessory" that can "elevate an outfit," but also might distract from it. "Sometimes I think, ‘Oh man, this look is complicated and crazy enough that I should keep […]


The Return of Pop-Punk: 6 Trends Taking Us Back to the Edgier Side of Y2K Fashion

Remember studded belts and eyebrow piercings? With trends repeating themselves almost every 20 years, it’s no surprise that pop-punk has once again entered the collective consciousness . In other words, angsty teenage rebellion is in.

Defined by its frenetic tempos, catchy melodies and emotionally charged lyrics, pop-punk gained mainstream popularity in the late ’90s and ’00s with bands like Green Day , Blink-182 , Avril Lavigne , Paramore and Fall Out Boy . Like many musical genres, pop-punk influenced the culture at large with its own unique attitude and fashion. Alongside the low-rise jean, baby tee and UGG boot-wearing craze of the early aughts emerged an edgier aesthetic informed by pop-punk, as baggy pants, partially unbuttoned shirts, check patterns, skinny ties, the Converse Chuck Taylors , spiky dyed hair and heavy-duty eyeliner became signifiers of the genre. Combining elements of punk and skate culture , the style was distinctly its own. Now, about two decades later, we have come full circle. At the forefront of the pop-punk revival is 2021’s breakout superstar Olivia Rodrigo . The music video for the singer’s chart-topping single “ good 4 u ” features Rodrigo in a plaid miniskirt, white knee-high socks and black latex opera gloves, belting out a vengeful breakup tune to the backdrop of a teenage bedroom set ablaze. And if that isn’t pop-punk, what is?

Of course, there is Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker who hasn’t given up on the pop-punk look since the ’90s. Not only does Barker rock studs and checkers on a regular basis, but he’s also been instrumental in the pop-punk renaissance, fostering a new generation of musicians like KennyHoopla and Willow Smith . Even Kourtney Kardashian , Barker’s now fiancée , seems to have embraced the style as of late — black leather and mesh have become wardrobe staples for the ex- KUWTK star. The couple’s good friends, Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox , are yet another pair dedicated to the pop-punk revivalist look. While Fox rocks butt-length black hair and python-printed pants, MGK sports a disheveled, bleached hairdo and even a necklace injected with Fox’s blood around his neck.

All this to say: pop-punk is making a comeback, and considering our obsession with everything Y2K, it’s likely here to stay. Whether you’re an OG pop-punk fan or not, it’s time to get acquainted with the six trends that are (re)defining pop-punk for the contemporary moment — because angsty teenage rebellion looks good on adults too. Chains and studs

Checks and plaid

Spiky, dyed hair




Klea Hawkins is a writer and editor specializing in fashion, art and contemporary culture. She likes ’80s post-punk, hot takes on Twitter, shoulder pads and freshly cut flowers. You can find her on her website and Instagram .