Let’s welcome the Spring season - the best & the happiest season of the year & celebrate it whole-heartedly! Spring is synonymous to the revival of flowers, greenery & most importantly celebrations ‘n’ fests! With the emerging buds, all the flowers blooming & the trees ‘n’ grass appearing greener ‘n’ lusher, no wonder everything seems a lot pretty & cheery when Spring!
Now I know that most of you must be thinking, Spring? Is she serious? That’s probably because the weather has already gotten reasonably warm & humid pretty much summer-like in several southern hemisphere countries. Spring usually starts on different times in different regions. Though, in terms of complete months, in most North Temperate Zone locations where I’m located, spring months are March, April & May.
With spring in the air, we must brighten up a little & revamp our wardrobe. I’ve done my extensive research & I've scoured the catwalk for this blog to get what's going to be rocking your wardrobe this Spring. And ladies, it’s a fashionista’s heaven! Everything revives blooms & becomes more colorful!
Top 10 Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Trends for Spring Zing into your wardrobe:
1. Color riot:
It is no surprise that ‘colour blocking’ is huge this season. It’s the most popular new trend that includes mixing ‘n’ matching bold, bright & daring hues into your wardrobe. Do not shy away from experimenting with colour. The only rule is anything goes. So get your paint pot out & clash pinks with oranges, red & yellows -the brighter, the better. Keep shades geometric & lines clean for a look that's more Gucci than gawky teen.
[Colour blocking were seen in the collections of Mark Jacob, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Moschino, Gucci, Prada, Prabal Gurung and Max Mara.]
Spring is all about floral prints. Embrace this season's lovely prints for a blooming brilliant look. The floral print comes in an array of colours that can range from vibrant, bold shades to softer, pastel hues. You can expect to see this print on maxi dresses, halters, shoes, tunics, hair accessories, jackets, shorts, etc.
[Florals were all over the runway from D&G to Marc Jacob, Dior, Chanel, Alberta Ferrati, Miu Miu, Vera Wang and you name it.]
Adopt a cute floral number to jazz up your locks for an effortless feminine look this season. Need an inspiration? Here’s a picture from Marc Jacob’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
3. Jumpsuits/Plazzo Pants:
Work the sultry 70's glamor trend with luxe fabrics, floaty jump suits, plazzo pants & platform heels. Even though they have been around for a few seasons but they're not going anywhere for 2011.
[The jumpsuit was all the rage in the collections of Marc Jacobs, Versace, Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, A Detacher, Louis Vuitton, Sonia Rykiel, and Oscar de la Renta. While Wide leg pants were featured in collections by Hermes, Marc Jacobs, Cerruti, and Dior.]
4. Floral/Printed Maxis:
A maxi dress is always a must-have item for Spring/Summer. However, this time its the floral maxi that has everyone going gaga. It’s exotic, glamorous & easy breezy to wear. And it makes one feel like sipping cocktails on the beach in St Andrews. It screams Summer Chic.
[A large part of the Spring/Summer 2011 Dolce & Gabbana collection consisted of floral maxi dresses. It also features in the collections of Louis Vuitton, Alberta Ferreti, Erdem, and Matthew Williamson.]
5. White Lace Dress:
Add flirty, feminine pieces with intricate detailing of lace & a tad of vintage appeal! This falls in line with the romantic trend of this Spring.
[White Lace dresses were featured in the collections of Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferreti, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Antonio Marras and Oscar de la Renta.]
Being chic has never looked so good. Keep blazers loose & trousers with tapered legs in neutral colors. It’s classic! It goes with just about anything. A cute floral dress, legging, or jeans. Here’s some stylish ways you can work with your blazers!
[Blazers were all over the Spring/Summer 2011 runway of Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Gucci, DKNY, etc.]
Get ahead of the trends with neutral shades in delicate lace & knitted crocheted patterns. It’s big this season! It’s the laid-back take on romantic Spring 2011 trend. It's a lovely trend as it can be worn in many ways as seen below.
[This trend was seen in the collections of Jen Kao, Emilio Pucci, Julien MacDonald, and Ralph Lauren.]
Mix ‘n’ match flirty florals & ginghams for a cute, vintage look that’s perfect for picnics or a day out. [Ginghams were seen in the collection of Chanel, D&G, Christopher Kane, Dior and Moschino.]
Enhance your look with with this spring's must-have accessory - the scarf. They can be used in all sorts of colors, prints, shapes & fabrics. Be it cotton, lace, silk, crocheted or etc. It’s a great addition to your wardrobe. Wear your scarf loosely around your neck, in your hair or even tied on your handbag to stay on trend. Here’s some chic ways you can play with your scarf!
10. Wedges Rock:
Keep up with this season’s hot trend with these classic incredibly versatile pretty ditsy floral print wedges. They’re cute, sexy, stylish & ready to go! Pair it with your floral tops, floaty maxis or denims! After-all Spring-forward fashion means flirty florals, big prints, fresh pastels, earthly tones with denims & wedges.
[Wedges were seen in the Spring/Summer 2011 collection of YSL, Christian Louboutins, D&G, Gucci, Moschino, Prada Pierre Hardy, Lanvin & Valentino to name a few.]
Finish off the look with classic over-sized shades! The retro-chic sunglasses trends 2011 & if you're looking for a fast way to update your wardrobe for Spring, get on board this trend! It's a wow-fashion-statement for Spring/Summer 2011!
[Sunglasses completed the look for many major designers & retro seemed to be the theme taking center stage. Stella McCartney, Lowe, Fendi, Chanel, D&G, Tom Ford & LV were the few of them.]
Here's some ad campaign pictures of high-end fashion brands going the retro route.
|Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2011 Ad Campaign.|
|Kate Moss for Vogue Eye-wear Spring/Summer 2011 Ad Campaign.|
Floppy wide-brimmed straw hat is another fun way to complete the look. It'll ramp up any casual outfit to something a bit more 'fashion'.
|Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 Ad Campaign.|