Whether you’re soaking in the spring sunshine, or just plain soaking from those chilly April showers, its time for a wardrobe change! Spring/Summer 2011 is upon us friends, and we want to talk fashion! Here are our top five favorite trends for this upcoming season.
1) That 70’s Girl
LOVING this one! High-waisted trousers, longer blazers, maxi skirts, platforms, jumpsuits, crop tops… ok, so maybe I’m not loving all of it. Crop tops, really? We’re going there again? Sure they look cute on a sixteen year old model, but I ate a bowl of rice pasta last night. My crop top window has officially closed and I have no regrets! Me and my mid-drift prefer to side with a pair of high waisted, wide leg trouser jeans. Far more flattering for those of us of legal voting age. As for this 70’s trend, make it boho or chic, but whatever you do… make sure to give it a modern twist!
2) Sheer & Lace
Anyone that knows me, knows I am 100% committed to this trend! In the past I’ve taken this to the extreme, and maybe even once (…or twice) shown up to a party a little less than appropriate. But I don’t care! I love it! Add a little sheer or lace and give your non-transparent wardrobe a kick in the pants. Just remember that a little goes a long way and just because American Apparel makes a full length lace bodysuit, doesn’t mean it’s OK to wear it in public. And choose your lace wisely. The goal here is to add mystery rather than remind your friends of their grandmother’s table cloth.
3) Pretty in Pastels
Pale pink, icey blue, acid yellow, and aquamarine… If you’re going for ‘pretty’ this spring/summer, these soft hues are serious staples.
Tip: For your own safety keep your pastels to a minimum, or you may find your running for your life from a group of angry children, confusing you with a giant Easter egg with limbs.
4) Notice Patterns
Let’s make this quick and easy, go big, go bold, go wild! You really can’t go wrong here. Well… that may not be entirely true. It can be easy to mess up when there’s so many amazing florals, and chic animal prints available. Pick one print and make a statement! Those who are truly gifted can mix patterns but this is a feat for fashion Jedi’s only! (FYI combining an animal print with a 70’s inspired jumpsuit… not ok.)
5) Short Cuts
Emma Watson, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams and Keira Knightley all did it, who will be next? Going short seems to be the way to go this season, and it looks like our very own Society Fincher, Jenn, is leading the way with this trend. All hair lengths were seen sweeping the runways for S/S 2011, but with dramatic side parts and a little extra length on top maintaining femininity, the punky short cut stood out among the rest. (Just like our Jenn!)