Maybe it's because of the upcoming movie adaption of The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann or maybe it's because we're all getting tired of cinching our waists in tight, but either way the 20's are back in style. So this means pile on the tassels, drop those waistlines and make sure you're covered in sparkling beads.
The trend was seen all over the ss12 catwalks and now it's finally in the high street stores so we can all enjoy it...
The high street stores are starting to bring out their ss12 lines so it's time to start thinking about your wardrobe for the coming season. A trend which always seems to be in fashion in spring is sportswear - I know it's so predictable but it's fashionable, comfy and easy so I'm definitely not complaining!
This season I've decided I really like this look when it's merged with another obvious spring trend - pastels. The look should be very minimalistic: clean, sporty shapes in faded pastels paired with grey basics; the aim is for a sleek and modern style. The pastel colours to focus on this year are faded mint greens and pale pinky/lilac shades.
If you're a regular reader of my blog it will come as no surprise to you that I am OBSESSED with this editorial, which features Ali Stephens and was shot by Bruno Staub for Elle US. Well firstly, the shoot has an amazing 80's/90's grunge vibe and to make it even more perfect it is titled 'Teen Spirit' which just happens to be the name of one of my favourite Nirvana songs. I literally feel as if this shoot was made for me and I can see myself wearing so many of the pieces featured. I will definitely be using it for inspiration for my Spring wardrobe. Now if only I could pull off tutus over jeans...
To get this look focus on layering. If you're bold enough to try the skirt over trousers look then go for it, but if you're a bit less out there (like me) then focus on layering scruffy army jackets and plaid shirts over vintage sports t-shirts and floral maxi skirts. Try pairing a grungy petticoat with hightops and a baseball jacket. These looks is all about putting together the unexpected - contrasting pretty and harsh, soft and scruffy. The tulle of the petticoats will be contrasted perfectly with the sporty material of the jacket and the girly print of a floral skirt will be balanced out by the rough khaki of a military parka. By contrasting and layering you can keep the look exciting and stop it from being too pretty or too edgy.
Firstly I just want to apologise for how terrible I've been with posting! I don't really have an excuse except for laziness probably caused by overeating - you know how it is, christmas time means food, and food means eating way too much and then feeling fat and lazy. So anyway, it's a new year and I've decided one of my resolutions should definitely be to post more often! Oh and since I missed it merry late Christmas to you all and happy new year!
Something I've been spotting popping up everywhere, and which I'm now going to base this post on, is sheer spotted fabric. I feel like I've been seeing it everywhere: on the runway, in the high street stores, in magazine editorials and especially in photos of celebrities wearing it on the red carpet. This trend all started with Stella Mccartney on the aw11 catwalks and now I feel like this material is taking over.
SOME CELEBRITIES WEARING THIS STYLE...
ON THE HIGH STREET...
PINS & NEEDLES
PINS & NEEDLES
Also, I'm sure a lot of these high street pieces are now on sale, which is a big plus if you're thinking of trying out this trend!