Things To Look Out For In The Fashion World This Spring
It’s that time of year. The weather’s changing and we’re looking to get to the shops with the hope of updating our wardrobe for the spring. This year, the cutting edge of fashion is responding to events the world over. We kick off with a look at the SportsLux phenomenon, inspired by this year’s Olympic Games, and we move on to look at styles inspired by a cinema release scheduled for later this year. Let’s get started looking at this spring and summer’s top trends.
In theme with this year’s Olympics, sportswear has reared its head in this spring’s fashion trends. This year, think fluorescent colours in body skimming layers. Adding a bit of class to the casual and sporty look, this season it is London 2012 that is dominating the catwalks.
Block colours are all the rave. As are unusual fabrics, from mesh bomber jackets to wetsuit feel bodycon dresses. Minimal tailoring sets the scene for functional and sophisticated clothing. Whatever your take on this new style, you can be glad that trips to the gym are looking to be a little more frequent this year than last!
With this year’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby coming to our screens, this spring and summer are set to see a return of twenties fashion. Beautiful flapper dresses cut with a drop waistline; delicate, beaded embellishment – think art deco glitz and luxurious golds.
This year’s catwalks see a sprinkling of pastel colours and pretty, feminine shapes. Ice-cream colours lead the way- with block colour Neapolitan shades in girlish lace and the softest of silks. Tailoring is sweet, girly and simple, bringing a sense of airiness to spring. If full scale pastels isn’t your thing, this trend works brilliantly for accessories, too – perhaps some gorgeous lemon yellow Mary Janes to put a spring in your step or pretty patent purses in soft shades of coral and mint.
Bold Digitalised Prints
Prints have gone bright, bold and highly digital this season. We are talking about swirling and vibrant head to toe patterns in vivid colours. Designers have used everything from seascape photographs to shiny wrapping paper bows to create a highly artificial and digitalised print theme this spring.
Perhaps the most wearable are the burst of beautiful, tropical floral prints that have erupted on the catwalks this season. The key to this trend is clashing patterns, so mix it up with different scale, clashing florals and you’re on to a winner!
As so often, this year’s styles focus heavily on colour. The great news is the diversity we’ve seen on the catwalks – there’s very little that won’t fit in this spring. If you’re struggling to find that colour you’re looking for, consider complimenting this season’s styles with some chunky bangles – an inexpensive way to add colour to your outfit.