3 things we need to know, Starting with pink.
There are 3 things we need to know about the coming spring/summer fashion season.
At the start of every season I like to analyse the trends. I see what’s up and coming, what has been given the thumbs down and what I like and those ideas I don’t believe will work for us. I read the magazines, visit all my online haunts regularly and generally do the rounds of the press shows and my favourite shopping destinations in London and Paris, if I am lucky enough to be there at the right time.
It gives me an idea, a feel of how we might adapt the latest to feel in touch without losing our personal style. Adapting every fashion move won’t work in my favour; the art is to decipher and curate.
Also, the fun.
3 Things We Need To Know
1. Think Pink.
Pink is the colour of this season and is percolating right through accessories and clothing.
Handbags, sunglasses, shoes, sweaters and just about everything you could possibly think of is showing pink. The soft shades, the nude and the cherry blossom, are the tones I am favouring. A delicate pink worn with grey or black is a very flattering combination.
I will definitely be thinking pink this spring summer.
2. The Sleeve is the Hero.
Blouses are continuing to show elaborate sleeve detail.
The longer tapering bell shapes and the blouson arms are an easy trend for us to simulate. Arms are lengthened and waists narrowed with these shapes. The only comment I would make is the body of the blouse needs to be slim fitting if the sleeves are gloriously flowing. Otherwise this style is one we should wear all the time.
3. Beware of Floral.
Floral is big and bright this year and while I love them in a caftan or a casual summer dress they can be tricky and thorny to figure out. I wear floral with caution, which is not to say I don’t adore it but I am also respectful towards them. As pretty as they seem on the hangar and as tempting as all things flora and fauna are, be warned. I have made many an expensive mistake by falling in love with a print and then seeing the feelings not reciprocated.
Go floral but go easy.
image, vogue paris, march 2016 eva herzigova by mikael jansson