A new year is here. The mood for change is everywhere. Be it quitting smoking, going travelling, a new job or a new lifestyle – now is the time to make it happen.
The fashion world changes with the seasons and a new set of trends are already forecast for spring. It’s still freezing but blue skies are on their way and here are a few things to look forward to in 2010…
When the snow melts away and spring buds pop up the fashion world will follow. Every year florals reappear and it’s best hunting through your wardrobe or local charity shop before splashing out.
This season variety is key. Bold rose prints and wild meadow flowers can be seen scattered across jeans, jackets and pretty much everywhere the eye can see.
The Botanical Gardens have exploded onto the catwalk but forget Laura Ashley – 2010 is all about chic crop-tops, denim shorts and silk shift dresses.
To ensure your feet don’t drop off in the cold while out in your new heels, the fashion world have for once helped us out and made socks cool. Get out your toe warmers and wear your socks in style – whatever colour you fancy, they are the number one foot accessory of the season.
This is a trend I will never agree with, Cheryl Cole may strut around in a pair of over sized jogging bottoms in her latest video but I can’t see this become a huge trend. Jogging bottoms and heels? surely not – but this combo has been spotted for 2010. Good news for anyone who has splashed out on a new gym outfit in a burst of post christmas guilt.
Tailored track suit bottoms are now high-fashion, endorsed by Prada, Gucci and even Banana Republic. Forget tired tracky bottoms, for this look try dark silk joggers with a light blazer for clean, crisp American style.
Candy Floss Enchantment
Away with the black and in with the pearly pinks, blues and yellows. These sorbet colours are delicate, girly and beautiful. Indulge your sweet tooth with lemon yellow, minty green, lilac and candy floss pinks.
Make sure you stick to the lightest shade and don’t mix too many together or you may end up looking more 50s housewife than modern-day chic. Mix sweet shades with boyish classics – try a floaty rose-pink skirt with a black bodycon leotard or a minty green blouse with your boyfriend blazer. Enjoy the delectable sweetness but don’t go overboard.
Winter was all about edgy rough textures, shoulder pads and hard lines. Fashion’s feminine side is back and one of the classic girly trends is bursting out of its seems. Frills and ruffles are lining everything and anything from jackets to dresses and if you’re not into the Disney-esque meringue dresses, try a tiered skirt or match something frilly with jeans or a plain t-shirt.