Falling for spring
By Sarah McBride
Chameleon Staff Writer
It happens every year; just as we are planning out our outfits for fall, spring/summer fashion week arrives.
So in a few months when we are growing tired of the cold, there will be some new spring trends to look forward to.
This spring season comes with a distinctly feminine silhouette comprised of high-waisted skirts and pants, a-line and fluted skirts and dresses, slim jackets, and collars (of both the shirt and necklace variety).
Though these two are not new to the fashion world, they have only recently begun their own fashion lines.
Zoe, stylist to the A-list celebrities such as Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson, reflected her signature style in this season’s show with primarily white and black clothing that is tailored and feminine.
Victoria Beckham’s show also reflected her signature Posh style with slim fitting feminine shapes, and of course, covetable dresses.
In fabric trends, spring will bring about both textured and sheer clothing. Designers played with sheer fabric throughout their collections, using the material on both blouses and dresses.
Lace and other textured fabrics are popular for spring and were best seen at Vera Wang’s colorful show where she played with sheer textured overlays of fabric on her gorgeous dresses.
Designers also made use of many different patterns this season, but most noticeable were the use of lines prominently seen in Tommy Hilfiger’s runway show. The designer kept with his American-inspired style and primarily used red, white, and blue in his beautifully striped spring collection.
Finally, the trendy color combination for spring (although most collections had a wide variety of colors) is orange and blue. Though these colors have long been used as complements to each other, the stunning designs at Diane von Furstenberg and Temperley London felt fresh for spring.
Before we get too excited about spring fashion, we have the fall season to dress for.
Be prepared to break out the riding boots and fall jackets (equestrian and military styles are still in) before it gets so cold that we’re stuck huddling in our NorthFace jackets every day.
For fall, plan to wear heavier fabrics, such as thick knits and on-trend brocade, along with lighter layering pieces.
Also on trend this season: Chelsea boots, coated jeans, leather, and thick coats.
Don’t forget to keep warm with a multitude of colorful scarves for a healthy break from cold weather dark colors.
Keep warm out there!
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