Saturday, April 9, 2011

What Trend Are You Loving?

Spring is ushering in a whole new mix of trends and colors. Today's post will focus on some of the more popular trends. Specifically the trends that I've seen interpreted on the streets by every day women.

Today, let's start with my personal favorite - color. Color has always had surprising and notable impacts to my mood. This spring, the array of color palettes has really put a smile on my lips. Living in SoCal, I don't have to be troubled with inclement weather so I'm not complaining - but after nothing but gray skies for the past few months I'm looking forward to incorporating bright bold hues into my wardrobe.

Colors I know I'm on the hunt for - saturated jewel tones, bright blues and corals, and nice nude, khaki's, tans, and cognac shades to provide contrast to the brighter shades. A splash of gray (dove gray comes to mind) will look lovely with the colors I have in my Spring wardrobe.

On to trends! There's a big following on 70's vibe clothing. In particular, disco/maxi dresses. Being a short-waisted, 5'2" gal, I really have a tough time pulling this off. My body type just does not like this dress. 

Color blocking is something that I love in concept however, I have yet to get the right mix of pieces together to try this out. Stay tuned. I suspect I'll find a solution to this soon.
Military is still in, in particular, in the form of a military jacket. This trend is what's inspiring me to use more tans/green tones. I have always loved pairing something more femme with something that has a harder feel like a military (or even rock star) piece.

Sheer, layering pieces seem to also be a staple piece. Lace is definitely still around however, I'll be gravitating toward sheer, detailed tops. Warning - the lace/sheer trend is something that can be tricky to pull off properly. Please, avoid looking cheap!

Asian/Japanese inspired pieces are big but I'll be using this trend to spice up my accessories. Not really finding clothing items that I'm drawn to yet. But I'm definitely not limiting myself to just accessories should the right piece come along.

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