The past few seasons have seen androgny taking over from fashion runways to every girl’s wardrobe. It’s time to put away those boyfriend jeans, blazers and pintuck shirts because this spring it’s all about the feminine silhouette and feeling like a princess.
Top stylists predict a femininity that hasn’t been seen in years such as floral, tropical, ethnic, abstract and scarf inspired designs in the form of a dress, pants and even skirts! Not only that, pale pastels and shocking neons are also all set to set Spring 2012 ablaze.
Keep accessories to a minimal but earrings especially those huge dangly ones are said to be making a big comeback so stock up on these at the next flea market!
Spring is all about girly hemlines and delicate colors so complete your look with pretty pumps and Mary Janes.
The princess chic trend will also see many girls donning floor length skirts made out of tulle, organza or taffeta. We love how they skim around our ankles as we walk but make sure they end slightly above your ankles otherwise you’ll be tripping over them!
Regardless of fabric, pastels are in hues or baby pinks, blues and yellows will be popular and from what we see, Calvin Klein and Phillip Lim have been seen featuring plenty of sequins, silks and cottons on their runways.
The thing about trends is that you musn’t let it overwhelm you. Just because floral or denim is in trend, for example, it doesn’t mean you need dress from top to toe in it. Keep it simple and pick one visual element to incorporate into your daily outfit. for example, you could pair a simple pastel top with floral print palazzo pants.
The truth is, not everyone can pull off every fashion style out there but that shouldn’t keep you away from experimenting. Just because you’ve been told you look good in black it doesn’t mean you should fill up your wardrobe will all styles and shades of black. Find pieces that suit you and make you feel both fashionable and stylish.
If you need help, go shopping with a girl friend whose opinion you trust but don’t forget: pastel, florals and soft, flowy fabrics!