Sunday, 16 January 2011

Top 5 SS11 Trends

Spring has Sprung!
With every new season comes new looks and new trends, some we will love and embrace and others many of us will steer clear from. One thing to remember is that we can all wear these updated fashion trends, we just wear them a little different to each other.
So, what’s in store for us this sensational Spring? For 6 weeks I will be guiding you through this next season ( it is only just 4 months away! ) including men’s fashion, colours you will be wearing to brighten your day, make up tips, gorgeous footwear and great accessories to jazz up any outfit.
For the Spring you won’t see a massive change, the trends show the fact that we will be spending more on less and adding more quality into our wardrobe. We will be investing in statement pieces. As Spring beckons we will be saying goodbye to the heavier fabrics and dark colours and welcoming in lighter, prettier and sexy fabrics.
So what will be seeing in our great high street?
I love this! Dresses, tops, skirts and sleeves have been given beautiful pleats, they add wonderful movement and texture and a subtle sexiness.
Pleats are beautiful and so pretty. For those of you who are in your late teens, early 20’s and who are fashion conscious  and want to follow this trend this season, the full skirt movement with an interesting detail is worth taking into account.  Add one of these skirts into your wardrobe and team it with a t.shirt, vest or shirt.
For those of you in your 30’s, look out for the pleated skirts or dresses which are a great choice if you choose to embrace the minimalistic fashion trend as they spice up a simple outfit creating a great variety of possibilities at the same time. Again team it with an existing top from your wardrobe.
For those ladies that are between 50 and 75 pleats are classic yet feminine. This trend can be easily adopted without too much effort by style conscious women. With a set of well chosen accessories from your existing jewellery box as well as a few creative combinations pleats can create a polished, structured look with a strong classical vibe.

By House of Holland

I know Lace is not a new trend but for Spring the look this season is romantic. This season rather than the lace being an added detail the lace is the garment. Lace is such a beautiful vintage look. It can be incorporated so easily and adds beautiful femininity to any outfit.
I just love this bodycon dress from Very
For those of you in your late teens, early 20’s lace has become a very important part of the fashion world. It can be combined with other fashion clothing to increase your personal style. Sheer lace is one of them that is an ideal way to dress up any outfit look very feminine, vampy and chic. A Sheer lace top and a blouse is the best way to add flexibility to see you. Choose a thin top or a blouse that fits with your body. These tops look amazing with a pair of jeans or linen trousers or a khaki pair of shorts to create a vintage look. Add in a denim jacket to complete the look.
For ladies in their 30’s you will be wearing lace to create a more vintage look. The balance of lace will be romantic. Keep the hem a little longer and the cut more relaxed to create a softer look.
For ladies between 50-70 lace is a beautiful texture to add to any outfit.  Incorporate lace in small areas for example on the sleeve to create softness and femininity. Maybe a lovely lace collar on a silk shirt to add texture and added detail. Team this will a skirt or classic trouser from our wardrobe to create a new up to date look.

The Biker girl!
Another one of my favourites! We have seen for a long time the military look but now we are seeing the biker inspired look, key elements will be Biker jacket, biker trousers and Biker boots. You will be able to add small chunks of biker into your look or go biker all over...the choice is yours!

For those in your early 20’s this trend can be worn in so many way, a must have will be the biker quilted jacket which has been designed in many colours, leather or leather look trousers, a biker boot or the skirted alternative. This can be teamed with simple garments such as a t.shirt from your existing wardrobe to keep the look chic.
 For ladies in your 30’s-40’s you can inject this trend more subtly by either just having the biker jacket which can be teamed with jeans and a white shirt and necklace or add a simple fine knit top with a few studs and buckles to keep it simple with any skirt or classic trouser.
For my ladies between the 50-70 age group I would recommend adding in a great handbag or clutch bag into your collection in a silver or gold colouring so you embrace this trend also.

60’s dresses
These beautiful shaped dresses accentuate the curves of any figure, a below the knee hemline and gorgeous full skirt. Wonderful in different block colours or print for any occasion.

This is such a pretty trend and can be worn by women of all ages. This dress has a beautiful classic feel and will look amazing on the hour glass body shape.
For ladies in their late teens, early 20’s I would recommend this dress in a bold print or strong block colour. Team it with a simple patent roll bag and narrow belt.
For ladies in their 30’s to 40’s this style dress will lend itself to a classic look and will enable to the wearer to create a chic look. If you like something a little quirky then I would recommend a dress in a print. A dainty shoe with a kitten heel will look super with this dress.
For ladies in their 50’s to 70’s, again this dress will create a chic look just because it is so simple yet stunning. I would recommend a block colour to create a sleek impact. This dress will look stunning with a low heeled court shoe and a sheer tight.

Gorgeous dress at ASOS
Printed dresses
These dresses have been on the scene for a while but this season you will see interesting geometrical florals, and paisley prints with a difference.
These floral print dresses will have all you feminine personalities in your element.

A knee length waisted or empire line dress in the floral or paisley print  will suit all of you in your late teens, early 20’s, wear on its own in the beautiful warm weather with a flip flop, wedge or peep toe shoe.
For ladies in their 30’s to 40’s this little dress can be added into your wardrobe either as a standalone piece or team it with white linens to create the crisp look. A simple fine knit cardi from your previous season will look great also. These dresses will be full of colour so will team with most colours.
For ladies in their 50’s to 70’s a twist on this dress will be the floral and painted silk or cotton shirts. These can be teamed with linens from last season or a classic straight or flared leg cotton trouser or A line skirt and a coloured or printed ballet pump.
The Maxi dress with a twist
This great dress is now becoming a staple garment in all our wardrobes. It works so beautifully dressed up or down  with a flat shoe or one with a heel. You will see it this season with sheer detail. Like everything you will see this dress in different ways when it hits the shops, look out for the one that suits you and your personality.

This beautiful graphic Maxi can be found at Dorothy Perkins for £48!
Many of us wear this great styled dress but we can all wear them slightly differently;
For the late teens, early 20’s these dresses look amazing. My recommendation is that you wear this as a standalone piece with flip flops and chunky ethnic jewellery. For the Spring/Summer season expect to see these dresses in both bright block colours or bright prints.
For my ladies in the 30 to 40 age group you will wear this dresses in a more structured way. For those ladies who are an apple shape opt for a dress that draws the eye to your shoulders and neck and the empire line style. Add this dress  into your wardrobe and team it with an existing fine knit cardi and a pair of last season’s wedges to create an up to date look.
Ladies in the 50 to 70 age group I would recommend you add this into your wardrobe as a standalone piece, wear it with a tie fronted cardi and team it with a ballet pump or peep toe shoe. This dress also will look amazing to pop over a swimsuit whilst on holiday.
With each season comes the time for all of us to deliberate on which trend we will like but more importantly how we can wear it, my recommendation is to invest in those key pieces and add less costly up to date fashion items. All of our designers and high street stores will carry the trends, the designers for each brand will design ‘ready to wear’  and ’commercial mass market’ collections to suit their clientele. Do allow yourself time to browse the stores and find the collections and styles that you love and which will suit both your personality and your lifestyle.....there really is something out there for everyone.

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