Its fantastic to finally see some bright colours and exciting prints displayed in shop fronts and on line. I believe we all need that extra lift after the dark and cold Winter months. Its a get time to inject a bit of new life into your wardrobe. harpersbazaar.com always sum up the new trends beautifully. Here I have summarised some of the trends that you can expect to see in the shops over the coming months. Bear in mind that the trends are tailored down from what may have been shown on the catwalks some months ago, to the street version we are more likely to come face to face with in our every day lives.
Some of the key words and descriptions include, neon brights, crochet, feathered detailing, hot pants, 60’s wallpaper prints, disco collars, bermuda shorts, bra tops and tiered skirts and dresses. What a collection? There certainly is something for every one of every age and shape. Take care not to try to hard to replicate the looks from the catwalk, as most designers are trying to create that shock reaction to ensure their collection is remembered in the months ahead.
Bold neons have featured strongly this season, and I think they generally do appear in some form almost every summer. This year it appears the bolder the better, contrasting and even clashing colours being displayed. Would you dare? Of course if you happen to have a dramatic or creative personality you are likely to love the combinations and indeed enjoy creating your own looks.
Those of us that may be a bit more conservative can add little splashes to brighten up our outfits. If you have cool tones go for the pinks and blues, if your more on the warm palette have fun with the yellows and oranges.
Think of your highlighter markers or pens when visualising the neon brights. These colours can mix extremely well with our most worn base colours of white, black, cream etc. You can add as much of or as little as you dare. Adding a splash of colour in your accessories is a lovely subtle way of staying on trend. Enjoy adding colour to your life and wardrobe.
(Main image is by ApnayOnline.com.) My next blog will feature some images of tiers’. Many high street stores have combined the trends ’60’s wallpaper prints’ and ‘tiers’ together.