Spring Selections 2011
The leather short: the stylish and versatile spring staple for the fashion forward. Keep an eye out for longer length shorts as well as micro shorts in warm autumn tones; deep reds, tans, dark browns, as well as black of course. Rather than opting for pleats from the waist, look for a straight, flat shape with a tailored high waist as this style will be more flattering. Pair with opaque tights for those colder days, and add a sweet shell blouse (look for embellishment, lace and different textures) or a tucked- in sheer shirt in a contrasting colour for an effortless ‘night out’ look.
Finally, become reacquainted with colour-blocking this Spring. This is not a new trend and has been around for decades. It is the combination of two or more solid colours strategically placed in the one ensemble. One small piece of advice however, be wary of over-doing this trend; choose colours that compliment one another and look for items that pair the same types of colours together, for example, dresses incorporating warm reds and oranges and perhaps a neutral colour to contrast. Do not select too many different colours, or too many vivid colours as you will end up looking like a Rubik’s cube!