Spring And Summer Fashion Trends
Spring Fashion Trends Are Very Classic In Design
Article By Sharon Stajda
This spring and summer fashion collections have made their way to the runways. Most "designers" have once again taken inspiration from the classic designs of the 1960s. The era where "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis" set the trend for classic sheath dresses and pearls. In regards to color, this spring will usher in lots of black and solid crisp white fashions, and tons of black and white combinations. Be ready to see lots of soft shades of white, neutrals, as well as all the predictable pastels on the racks this spring. Again, this spring the color red will hold its own, paired with navy and white, to give fashions that "all American look". As for the last four years, stripes remain to hold on, and were all over the spring runways. One more big trend that I should mention, lace. Lace is being added to fashions in the most peculiar places.
Other style trend will include trousers that will rise to the waistline, this will serve to be flattering on most figure types., In regard to trouser style, anything goes, from the very skinny to the very flared leg. Do you Crochet? Well if not, start. Crocheted vests are big this spring, maybe you can look to the back of your closet . maybe you might have a bit of a crochet number lurking. Do your feet long for a bit of comfort? Let's face it our feet need a rest from the spiked stilettos heels. Well this spring the kitten heel has made a comeback . You will also notice that the platform is well on its way out. The kitten heel again is a throwback to the classic 1960s. They are feminine, and classic, as well as comfortable.
What You Will See On The Racks
Let's talk changing style. So, what's one of the most popular item of clothing for next spring/summer ? Think ladylike dresses, and A-line skirts. Yes, classic ladylike dresses, and A - line skirts are on trend for this spring / summer, and in my opinion are fashion must haves for spring.
However, this season fashion designers have also given us all kind of fun fashions. Fashions that will offer wonderful vivid prints, stripes, and geometric prints - not to mention some great new takes on animal prints. The main theme this spring is somewhat tailored, classic, with a touch of bold, and edgy added into the mix. One other Spring fashion forecast, get ready to see tons of monochromatic fashion outfits. I love the look of monochromatic fashions. It's very easy, and fun to accessorize a basic monochromatic outfit. This Spring you are going to see fashions that are fresh, sophisticated, a bit sexy, and very classic. Let's face it there's a reason that classic fashions defy time. Classic fashions are clean understated styles, that can be worn year after year. The Fashion Classics just never go out of style. Let's explore what will be on the store racks this spring/summer.
Black And White
As always, black and white fashions continue to defy time, and keep their well earned place as big color trends for spring and summer. Black and white fashions remain the big winner on the runways this season, most fashion designers have added articles of clothing in tones of black and white. Many designers adding just a splash of color to the black and white combination, red being one of the popular additions, as well as cheery yellow. Let's face it you can't go wrong with the traditional classic black and white outfit, and designers know this little fact, and continue to cash in on it.
Top Fashion Trends For Spring ...
What Colors Dominated The Runways
The big color trend for this spring/summer will be black and white. Yes you read right, black and white and any combination of black and white is the biggest color trend for the upcoming spring season. The racks will be full of fashions that all done up in crisp, classic, well tailored fashions, that are black and white. Naturally you're going to see the always popular predictable pastels, and vivid colors. The neon's continue to hold on for yet another spring season, especially in handbags, and shoes. Let's talk a little more on color. Let's face it there is no other colors that can make a louder fashion statement than any of the neon's. So need if you need a new handbag or a great pair of shoes, choose one of the great spring neon's...Creamy neutrals, all done up to give you a very feminine look. Flowing pajama - styles, tunics. All meant to be classical, and again comfortable.
This spring will rusher in fashions with whimsical prints. Designers have taken their inspiration from nature. You will see fruit, feathers, little critters, you name it ! Stripes seem to hold a place in fashion year after year. This spring be ready to see stripes being worn from head to toe, in the most unlikely match ups.
Stripes So On Trend
Color was everywhere on the runways for spring/summer. However, many top designers mixed in black and white creations, and also dull neutrals seem to hold on this season.
Photo - This great design is by Michael Kors. Note how he incorporated lace in the skirt, and mixed it all up with a sporty strip mix at the top.
Lace is big this season, it is being used as never before. It is popping up not only in evening wear and lingerie, but ready to wear, not to mention lace will also be seen covering shoes, and handbags, you name it.
Mixing It Up
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Notice that this suit has to different fabric prints. Mixing prints is on trend for spring/summer . However, be careful on what you mix and match. Mixing prints is not as easy as it looks.
Lace! - Another big trend for Spring, lace ! It's turning up in all the right places.
Soft Silvery Pastel Blue Is Another Strong Color For This Spring - Another Great Monochromatic Look
A Bit Of Shoulder Pads?
Also note that the designer added a small bit of shoulder pad to this suit. Has the shoulder pad returned ? Yes, many designers have opted to add a small shoulder pads to jackets, blouses and tops. However, don't fear, they are not the over sized shoulder pad of old.
The new smaller shoulder pads give just enough structure, and are hardly noticeable.
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Forecast For The Dress Styles This Spring/Summer - Pale and Neutral
Fashion Trends You Need To Know About
Designers this spring and summer are utilizing heavenly fabrics light as a cloud so to say, and putting out some wonderful heaven inspired designs. Soft and feminine dresses, and blouses, to make you feel like a bit of an angel.
Designers have not left all you little devils out. This spring and summer you will see a big comeback in bright green hues! A bold color that is not for the a meek mild girl.
Many fashions this season will be sewed up with the up most intricately, touting pleats, folds, and draping. Giving references to ancient Greece and Rome.
The oh so sexy one shoulder look is also big for this summer. Lots of designers have given the a two-sleeve look the cold shoulder.
The Katharine Hepburn's influence as always still reigns. You will continue to see tailored blazers, cute fitted cardigans, and ties .
As mentioned above flora's are so big this spring and summer. You will see the racks over loaded with wonderful floral's, from soft muted pastels, to South Pacific inspired with bright and bold florals. Just about in every shade you can imagine.
It seems more than a few designers are adding the sexy silk robes look to their line this spring. Not to mention drawstring shorts, and vertical stripes. The pajama party look with an elegant twist.
Popular Color Tends
Other Summer Color Trend Soft Pastels, Vivid Tones, And Lots Of Prints. The Spring forecast for dresses predicts that, pastels,vivid colors,and chic prints will flood the racks of the department stores this season. Retail sales of dresses confirm that women continue to love dresses, and enjoy wearing them.
This Creamy neutral monochromatic A-line dress is all done up to give you a very feminine classical look note the wonderful natural drape.
Do You Know How A Sheath Dress Should Fit?
Little Black Dress
The Classic Sheath Is The Most Popular Dress Line
The Sheath Dress is one great classic dress styles, that yearly gets a new spin by fashion designers.
The sheath dresses' versatility has earned it a place on the top ten list of fashions that truly defy "the hands of time". Although each year designer's change it up a bit, the classic design of the sheath dress always shines through.
A sheath dress should fit in all the right places. It is meant to gently hug the body, but never appear tight. The sheath tapers at the waistline, and falls fitted over the hip area.
This Spring/Summers Little Black Dress
A little black dress (LBD) is a simple black cocktail or evening dress. The cut of the dress is kept very simple and length can vary, depending on the current designer trend. Originally the little black dress was made popular in the 1920s, by the well known fashion designer Coco Chanel. Little did "Chanel know at the time, but LBD was so wonderfully versatile, that it would become the number one style that defied time. The little black dress continues to be a staple in most women's wardrobe some 70 year later.
It continues to hold its own on the top ten list of fashion's that defy time, and has become a steadfast "rule of fashion" every woman should own at least one or two seasonal elegant black dresses.
Stripes Are So Hot For The Spring/Summer
One of the big trends this season is anything striped. Expect to see lots of stripe, not only on wonderful nautical knit tops, but dresses, handbags, and even shoes.
Check out the classic looks, as well as the bold looks in stripes for spring.
I am Just Curious?
Striped fashions have been around for a very long time. Do you like and wear fashions that have stripes?
Black & White And All Mixed Up With Lace
Lace Lace And More Lace!
Lace Fabulous Lace
Lace is a big trend for this spring and summer. Once only reserved for wedding dresses or formal wear, lace is showing up everywhere. Designers are adding lace to not only sporty shoes and handbags, but to everyday wear such as blouses, skirts, and dresses. Its trendy girls, but enjoy it while it lasts.
Lace Is Showing Up Everywhere... In the most unusual places? Add a pair of lace pumps to a tailored suit or wear them with a great pair of jeans.
This spring the jacket or blazer is well tailored, and are being designed in various lengths. This spring designers have put out some wonderful classic inspired jackets, pastels, bright classic colors, and yes lots of black and white little numbers.
Trouser Spring Trend look in women's pants/trousers has the waist falling just below the waist.
The Classic Pencil Skirt - So Versatile, And Very Much On Trend For Spring.
Paisley Prints - This Spring Enjoy This Wonderful Ethnic Print
Camp Sleeve Blouses - Back On Trend
Another big trend this season - Anything Paisley
Paisley will be infused into so many great fashions items this season. Some designers have added a bit of Bollywood glam by infuse fun bright paisley into otherwise boring fashions. Consider adding a bit of paisley into your spring/summer wardrobe. Paisley print this season will not only to be used to create some fabulous dresses, but you will also find some wonderful Paisley prints all done up in jeans, blouses, handbags, shoes, and more.
Tip - Paisley prints fashions are surprisingly versatile. Pair a paisley print with neutral hues or match to the darkest color in the print.
The Camp Look
The camp styled short sleeve shirt has made a comeback. The camp shirt was very popular in the late 1950s through the 1960s, every fashionable woman them in her closet. The new version of the camp sleeve shirt is a throwback to that era. You will find camp shirts in abundance on the racks of your favorite department store this spring. Look to see these nifty little gems in solid colors, as well as many prints, patterns, and stripes.
The classic camp sleeve shirt is tailored to have a boxy shape, with a "peter pan" collar, that is buttoned down as a rule, the sleeve will be short, some with button down tabs. A breast pockets may also added.
What's New in Shorts This Season?
This year you will see some great changes in the waist band . Last year, you had the tiny hipster waists, plunging to an uncomfortable low, so to say.
This summer look forward to being comfortable, and somewhat lady like. The return of a bit higher waist .
In regard to length - You will see short shorts, to knee toppers, that just hit the top of the knee. The fit on a knee topper should be straight, not tight - straight. You will also see some great cuffed shorts, very tailored, and very cute.
Another Popular Shorts Style For This Summer - Boyish Style Long Shorts
A great pair of "long shorts" are a summer wardrobe must.
A huge trend this summer will be the long to just above the knee boyish long shorts - paired with feminine tops. Add a great flip flops or heels, you are good to go.
The Kitten Heel
Add a pair of kitten heels to a tailored suit or wear them with a great pair of jeans. Any way you look at it you are going to add a bit of glam to an otherwise perhaps boring outfit.
Remember, lace is showing up where you least expect it. So, look to see some lace added to many of your favorite shoe styles.
High-heeled cut out booties, the classic pump, and kitten heels are what you will see on the trendy girl this spring/summer.
Where are shoe styles headed this spring and summer?
Shoes have defiantly become a way of expressing ones artistic likes. With wonderful intricate shapes, and bold colors. One must put away the platform, and step into the new wonderful world of the classic Stiletto pump, all done up in fabulous colors, patterns, and crazy designs, not to mention unusual heels.
Shoes this season are unique, and not all that practical. Can an ordinary woman pull off the wild new look in shoes? Well maybe, but perhaps the most wild designs should remain on the on catwalk? But shop around, there are some great shoe styles out there this spring, with perhaps just a bit of quirkiness. You at least need one pair of wild artistic shoes in your wardrobe.
This Spring you will see flowers popping up all over. Especially on our shoes. Floral applique will embellishment loads of shoes this spring. Another big trend will be print patterns , you will be able to find lots of patterns in subtle or as extreme as you desire.
Metallic all the way
Zip it up or buckle it in. But get your feet ready to sparkle! Be ready to see hardware this spring , in the form of zippers, snaps and buckles. This hardware will be used in an abundance not only to adorn pumps, but everything from ballerina flats to fantastic sandals this spring/summer fashion season.
High-heeled booties are holding on strong for this spring/summer fashion season. Most shoe Designers found a way to keep booties fresh and colorful for this spring. One way was to cut away parts of the bootie, leaving lots of skin showing through the cutout. Whether it's open-toes, cut-away sides, or cut-out heels, you can't go wrong with a pair or two of these in your closet.
Gladiator Sandals have battled their way back this year. Yes, gladiator sandals will be bigger this spring/summer than they were last summer. Believe it or not they will be bigger ! So what will be different the gladiator sandal will sport a heavily strapped heeled. You will find the gladiator takes on color this season . Bold colors will make them even more dynamic than ever before.
The Kitten Heel
It's so on trend for this spring and summer. You will see the kitten heel worn with evening wear as well as sports wear. A kitten pump can offer any outfit a finished look. They are also comfortable, and sexy at the same time.
What's Up With Handbags - Hand Straps, Bright Colors, And Exotic Skins, And Lace
The trend for designer handbags seems to be "the bigger, the better". Today's on the go woman needs a handbag that can handle everything from makeup to cell phones and every other electronic device she needs to keep her in the know and in touch while looking fashionable and irresistible.
Design and Styles
The clutch continues to hold its own in fashion. All done up in bold colors, to pure white - boasting bold exotic skins... A clutch is a must this season.
So what's up with the designer collections? First of all color ! Bold wonderful color is the trend this season. This spring will bring on the stronger and brighter colors. Bright red is strongly in evidence, as is purple, which has been a favorite color for several seasons now. Cobalt blue emerges to challenge purple. first place though and plenty of other shades of blue were in evidence. Candy bubblegum colors were also tempting us - pinks and oranges as well as lime greens. This spring look for a kaleidoscope of color.
So, you say you prefer more sober colors, designers have taken all you gals into consideration. Classic blacks and whites will be out there, so you can keep to a more restrained palette if you desire, and still remain fashion forward.
Exotic skins were also well in evidence on the runways for spring /summer, with ostrich a prime favorite among many top designers. Color palette and style ranged from gorgeous pink totes, elegant purple frame bags and the very chic mint green clutches. Stunning bright colors stood out on the runways.
The big bag is still a favorite with roomy totes and outsize frame bags. Many handbags showed chain handles.
Size - Anything Goes!
But, you will notice the hand is back in handbag. More designers have used short straps on large shaped handbags. Not as many over the shoulder straps.
The trend seems to be medium-sized handbags clasped by the woman in her hand. Regardless of whether the handbag is provided with a strap or not, you will be fashionable only if you clasp it in your hand. This keeps the clutch right up there in a fashion must have.
Large, rigid handbags , obviously to be carried via hand straps , somewhat like a suit-case.
For the evening , the clutch, this spring the clutch's are often big and colors bright or simply white. Not the clutch of last spring, these clutch's have lots of room for all your stuff.
The Big Trend In Casual Wear, Layering
Casual wear this season will see the stylish layering their outfits. Shorts with tailored boyish shirts, and a great lightweight crop jacket is big for spring. Also Jeans with tees over add a tailored shirt and top it off with a great fitted trench coat. Just keep in mind "layering with an ultimate tailored look, you can't go wrong.
Oh - one more thing, the color blue is the biggest color trend in casual wear this season. Be it light blue right down to navy, buy blue, and mix your piece's up. Create a great layered look.
Stay classic with pearls!
Jewelry This Season
Spring and Summer Jewelry trends, based on these observations and my own inner fashion diva, here's what will be hot in jewelry this Spring / Summer.
This Spring jewelry is all about making a big statement. Be it with a necklace, a bangle or a big cocktail ring. From ethnic beading or exotic stones, the one thing is constant, it must be big and bold, and colorful. Lots of emphasis on natural colors. Also materials such as stone and wood are big this season in jewelry. The natural feels are a organic and botanical looking beads is a big trend especially in pendants.
Bold and Big - a must in Jewelry this season
Large stones, gemstones , and seed beads are still front runners - "Over the top in size". Natural jewelry pieces are kept big and bold just as last spring.
Pendants, Charms and Single Stones
Is one better than multiple? Single large stones that hang in a pendant configuration are in. Women will be wearing bright and somewhat larger charm bracelets, and necklaces this season .
What's Up With Colors!
Natural to bright - anything goes this spring. The bright colors of nature, think vibrant sunset or soft seascape.
There is always and always will be room for metals in beaded jewelry. In medals think sleek and modern designs. Look for an even mixed with natural materials like wood and stone beads mixed with medals. This season the medal piece's have taken on a more modern look.
Silver and Gold
Silver is as always hot! But this season gold is making a good comeback. You will see the two metals mixed , to create some wonderful jewelry pieces. Charms, pendants and larger jewelry beads are what what's seen on runways in the new spring lines.
I would describe the perfect bead jewelry necklace for Spring to be comprised of bright, colorful over-sized beads that invoked nature in either their shape or color and the whole piece would be brought together with a tasteful silver and gold gemstone pendant hanging off the neck to bring it all together.
Pastel Pearl Jewelry Is A Big Trend This Season. A Must Have For The Trendy Girl
Pearl Jewelry Defy's Time
Pastel pearls are so big this spring / summer season. You name it, bracelets, necklaces, rings. You will see loads of variations of soft pastel shades making up wonderful pearl jewelry creations. While pearl jewelry continues to defy time, the pastel toned pearls are the trend this season.
A bit of advice - If your going to purchase one new piece of jewelry this season make it a piece that is made up of pearls. With the downturn in the accompany, its smart to spend wisely. When buying jewelry, buy a piece of jewelry that you can be comfortable in knowing that it will never go out of style, and some day become a family heirloom.