Sunday, March 11, 2007

Spring Trends

I complied a list of spring trends for an assignment (details on this coming shortly), and I thought that it might be interesting/useful to some of you:

  • Metallics, especially silver, in all shapes and forms. Pick up some shiny shoes or a bag if you haven't already.
  • Casual dresses are still big, particularly wrap dresses, kimono shapes, and shirt-dresses.
  • Trapeze lines and empire waists
  • Delicate, sheer ruffled blouses
  • Cropped and a-line jackets
  • Patent leather
  • Colorful flats
  • Lucite accessories (you know how I feel about this one)
  • Eyelet lace, especially in white
  • Huge cocktail rings
  • Shorts, every style from ultra-short (wear with extreme caution) to bermudas. Wear them with the next two.
  • Espadrilles and cork sandals
  • Chunky wooden wedges and platforms
  • Bubble hems are still around for skirts, dresses, and tops
  • Lightweight chunky knits and crochet with a "home-made" feel
  • Slouchy wide leg pants (this will continue into fall - thank god for relief from skinny pants)
  • Draped, fluttery or voluminous sleeves
  • Grecian style draping in general - especially for evening
  • Minidresses and miniskirts (get thee to the gym to work on those legs!)
  • Geometric and mod prints, especially in black and white
  • Jewelry with a hand-made, one of kind look
  • Colors: white, pale silvery gray, cobalt blue, yellow, and nude/blush tones

If I missed any, leave it in the comments!


Michele said...

Sounds like the same 'in' things from last Spring... fashion is a funny realm... just a revolving door.

Mrs Fashion said...

Hey Kiffen, I just discovered your fab blog. Love it! Fancy swapping links?

Re the trends, what about:

Sportswear - Marni, Stella
Futuristic (Balenciaga, Dolce)
80s body-con - Christopher Kane, Ungaro
Romance - McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Vuitton
Couture details - (things encrusted with sequins, jewels, mirror panels) Chloe, Burberry, Pucci...

Mrs F x