Sunday, 4 March 2012

Favourite Spring Trends.

I know that not every follower of Fashion, follows trends. To me, following trends isn't about wearing what magazines tell you to wear, it is simply about choosing the pieces that suit you and instantly catch your eye. When it gets to Spring, Floral print suddenly re-appears in the shops. Dresses, skirts, bags, tops, tights, cardigans...you name it...and I will find it in Floral for you. That is obviously why it is my first Spring Trend, simply because it is timeless.

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Floral 


Floral print makes me happy. It reminds me Summer is on its way and Winter is over. It tells me my Birthday is coming and that the weather will soon warm up and the days, lengthen. It is such an easy thing to pull off and never fails to make me feel like I have made a statement. Here are a couple of my favourite Floral items.

ASOS - £55
I like this because it is different. The fringing makes it feel less girly and gives it a harder edge. It can be worn as a light jacket or over top of swimwear; Jeans, leggings, tights - you name it, it is such a diverse piece.

Topshop - £36
This dress is light and so carefree. I love sun dresses anyway, add floral into the mix and I am sorted. You have so many colour choices with a dress like this. The floral print is subtle, the yellow is delicate but together quite powerful. The shape is also unusual and to me is almost reminiscent of the 20's dropped waist.

Pastels


The pastel trend is synonymous with both Spring and Summer. To me, this is one of the reasons it is a favourite of mine. From March to August, this trend is effortless. When in doubt - just add some pastel into your outfit.
Newlook - £16.99
Pastel jeans are something that not everyone will feel the can pull off. I particularly like this lemon sherbet colour but think I would probably choose a cornflower blue or lavender for myself. It is such an comfortable wear, easy to accessorise with and makes such a cool statement. I would wear these jeans with a loose fitting bird print, collar shirt and some cute pastel pumps. Perfect.
ASOS -£6

This belt goes great with your pastel jeans, a high-waisted skirt, dress or over top of a cardigan. It is something that can transform an outfit and take it from simple to chic.

Head to Toe 


Whether it is floral print, bird print, pastel or leather - wearing a style head to toe is really in for this Spring and Summer. Usually we see a splash of print, however wearing a style from head to toe is daring, exciting and gives a high-fashion feel to the most high-street of outfits. Mix up your prints and colours - the messier the better!

(Taken from the Vogue website)
The Twenties



We all have an idea of what the 1920's were all about. We think of feathers, layers, dropped waists, flapper dresses, Daisy Buchanan and if you are anything like me - beautiful women swaying to jazz music with men in dapper suits. Okay so that was slightly too vivid but hopefully I have captured your attention? Fashion really started gaining recognition in the 1920's and defined more than just wealth, it began to showcase sexuality. I know some would disagree, but I always think that some looks from the 20's have an almost androgynous feel to them. Androgyny creates an allure of sexiness and more importantly dominance making it a strong trend for the modern woman.


                                             (Gossip Girl -1920's inspiration)

Let me know what you think of the trends I have chosen and the items I like! I cannot wait for Spring to begin and to finally ditch my winter wear!!






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17 comments:

Gabriele said...

i love the trends you shared, i think my fave would be 20's (so glamorous) and pastels..;)
Much love, Gabriele. xx

Emmanuella said...

I absolutely love everything aout these trends! Will try my best to get in, btw there's no winter season in my country it's currently really hot that's why I wear shorts haha
Thank you for the advice will def give it a try!
Have a nice start to the week pretty :)
xo

ellie said...

Pastel..I'm so ready for! Love the sundress, too.

lucy and sarah said...

I wish it were warm enough for sundresses here. I can dream! Love the floral influence.

ivy's closet said...

Oh wow, I do want some pastel pink pants..or 'salmon'..colored one. I absolutely adored Paul's pants in THE FADES.

Maiken said...

what a nice article! I always enjoy your fashion stories so much. when it comes to those trends my favourites are floral pattern and pastels.. or actually I'd wear anything I like, it doesn't depend on some trend at all ;) and yeah, can't wait for spring to arrive! we had -10 degrees today, so quite depressing :P

Maiken/
Maikeni blogi - part of me

blanc-out said...

so loving the pastel colour trend! hopefully its a big hit here in Australia very soon.

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Annie said...

Florals are my fave! Kinda lovin' the head to toe floral look, but not sure if I'm brave enough to try it :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Hi Hailey! Thanks for the comment! You're so sweet. I love florals with small print as you've shown here and I am in love with the pastel craze. Mainly jeans. HAHA You are so on point. Wishing you an amazing week!
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Heather said...

You are so right girl! Where what you want and love it no matter what the magazines say :) I just love the florals - nothing says Spring quite like it!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Disturbed Style said...

Amazing trends! I love it :)

Juneli said...

Love the post! Thanks for following, doll! You have an amazing blog and I'm following you too!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours
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Cindy said...

This is actually the best post! Love how the trends are all summed up in one simple place

Joyce said...

I love florals and pastels too! They are so pretty and spring-y! And thank you so much for adding my blog to your daily reads, it means a lot :)

Skinny Moonstick said...

I am also very inspired by pastels and 20's style! Beautiful picks!
I appreciate your kind comment, however, I don't see in you my followers... but I'm sure it could be the system acting up... :)
Good luck!

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Aurelia (A Pretty Life) said...

love floral paterns and pastel, Great post.
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