Preparing for Spring Trends

Spring is almost here. Soon you’ll be packing away many  of those heavy layering pieces, wooly thigh highs, and warm coats. How are you getting your wardrobe ready? Now is the time to think about the changes you want to make from last year.

Moving Thru The Decades

Last year, there were mid-century influences (perhaps, trickled down from the Mad Men craze). But that is going to change. This spring, many designers have provided a fresh new take of  60’s mod and 70’s glitz and hippie.

Color Passions

As you may have already seen, spring ’11 color passion is taking cues from the garden to cover a fun range of intensity from vibrant and bold to softer muted tones.

Marc Jacobs vibrant Spring ’11 RTW collection features an unmistakable  70’s twist.

Frank Usher provides a balance with etherial sheers and vibrant spring color in this bohem maxi dress for 2011.

Cynthia Rowley plays with greyed-pastels contrasted by vibrant mustards & hot tangerines.
(Watch Cynthia Rowley’s Spring 11 Collection on the Runway.)

Textures & Details

Not ready to give up lace or leather this season? Me either. Lace and leather remain, but notice how they’ve change. Some designers have opted for a vintage look and have enlarged the lace pattern. On the other hand, leather has gained a modern look. Cut-outs and feminine ruffles are also here this Spring. So whether your fashion style is modern or bohemian and feminine, you are covered!

Ralph Lauren combines sweet vintage inspired lace with fringe in his western americana Spring ’11 Collection.

Burberry Prorsum ’11 Ad Campaign

Shoes To Picnic In

Platforms, platforms, platforms! Have you noticed? (Or is it just me?) There is wide variety  of reworked designs this spring. Many using materials like woods & leather or furs. Canvas, the perfect spring material, is making an appearance too.

Something that is coming on strong this year are sweet socks with your heels. Keep an eye out for sheers or special lace details.

Jeffrey Campbell’s Big Girl in Nude


Neve bootie by Senso
Find them at Sole Struck!


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