There isn't much information online on what's hot this coming Spring/Summer. So I thought, why not make a blog post on it? I'll also be making a make-up and accessories post next. Let's go!
Trend 1: Powdery pinks and neutrals
From left to right:
Elena Dress by August Street*
Gold Hardware Reptile Clutch by Miss Co*
Italian Gold Screw Bracelet by CC Skye*
Tina Bark ring, Sleek Torque necklace and Brushed Cuff bracelet from Lovisa
Twist Toe pumps from Portmans
Soft Ikat Trilby from Portmans
Pockets Dress from Cloth*
The rundown: Yes, neutral has always been a super popular colour, but this coming season it's all about soft latte and champagne pink tones. When it comes to the latte colour, I love to go with a monochromatic look with hints of gold, and as for champagne pink, I recommend using it as a pop of colour in a monochromatic white outfit.
Not too keen? Try using it as a pop of colour in an accessory. Lovisa's Rose Gold collection is the perfect place to start!
Trend 2: Brocade
Left to right:
Gilded Sunflower Cotton blend brocade dress by Marc Jacobs**
Metallic brocade dress with A-line skirt by Rochas**
Metallic silk brocade shift dress by Dolce & Gabbana**
Red Wool Dress by Alexander McQueen**
The rundown: Whether you go for an Oriental or Renaissance royalty style, brocade is sure to wow. Use it as a centerpiece and accessorise with simple but elegant jewellery. If you don't feel like wearing a dress, a Mandarin style top is ideal.
Not too keen? To be honest, you can't do much with this one. If you like it, wear it and flaunt it! Otherwise skip it altogether.
Trend 3: Lace
Left to right:
Lace high neck bodycon dress from TopShop
Lace peep toe pump from Valentino**
Floral lace tights by Spanx**
Lace stretch choker from Equip
Susie lace Peter Pan top from Portmans
Hotline heels by Chinese Laundry**
Pipe dreams dress from Elliatt*
Vera pointed flatform shoes by Asos
The rundown: Embrace feminine elegance with a lace piece, whether it be a full dress or just a statement skirt. White or black are the most obvious choices with lace, but don't be afraid to go with pastel or bright colours.
Not too keen? Cheat with crocheted tops, or go for a top with bits of lace trimmings/decoration.
Trend 4: Monochrome
Pretty self explanatory this one, eh?
The rundown: Go for structured/tailored shapes when coordinating your outfit. It doesn't matter what colour it is if it's monochrome. Go for typical just white or just black, or be a bit more daring and wear a full outfit of a bright hue. The sky's your limit...
Not too keen? If you think one colour's just too boring, think again! For softer colours, use a complimentary colour as your accessories. You can also add a pop of colour to your white/black/grey ensemble or have a clashing colour with your bright hued coordinate!
Trend 5: Clashing patterns
Left to right:
Bird of Paradise dress from Dotti
Co-Ord Autumn Floral Trousers from TopShop
Cora booties by Michael Antonio
Diamond Embellished Racerback top by TopShop
Ice Cream slit back shirt by TopShop
Paradise Frame Clutch by Portmans
Pansy print crochet collar top by TopShop
White floral crop jean from Dotti
The rundown: It's out there, it's daring. Though it seems haphazard, choose flattering patterns and clash clash clash! Expect to have all eyes on you when you go through with this… also, when clashing patterns you can block colours at the same time.
Not too keen? Clash accessories with each other or stay with colour blocking.
Note, this information has been taken from my Vogue Australia October 2012 issue. I have taken the time to search for clothes/accessories/etc on online shops, then edited them and so these photos are from there. ^_^'' Hopefully these pictures will help inspire you :D
List of shops and their URLs:
Equip - http://www.equipyourself.com.au
Portmans - http://www.portmans.com.au
Dotti - http://www.dotti.com.au
TopShop - http://www.topshop.com
*The Iconic - http://www.theiconic.com.au/
**Polyvore (you cannot buy from here but you can search and click and it'll link you) - http://www.polyvore.com/
Asos - http://www.asos.com
Lovisa (you cannot buy online) - http://www.lovisa.com.au
Hope this was helpful. Till next time!