Navigating the fashion from every season can be tricky and time-consuming, to say the least.
Here’s how to translate the top spring looks from the runway to your everyday.
Runway: The runways from last fall could be described in one word: black. This season, however, designers opted for a light and fresh approach. The colour of the moment? White. We saw understated dresses at Michael Kors and Rick Owens, a white on white pantsuit at Jil Sander and classically tailored blouses at Chloé© “ all with clean and simple designs.
Reality: Think of white (and varying shades of it) as your investment piece colour. But don’t be afraid to mix it up: even though white on white is a difficult combination to pull off, it’s a chic way to approach your everyday dressing. Be sure to pair your all-white ensemble with neutral accessories, like a cream belt at the office or black pumps for a night out.
Runway: Casual sportswear was a key trend on the New York runways. A major player was Alexander Wang with his football-influenced show. Proenza Schouler was also a heavy hitter with his Californian surfer/skater girl theme. Models donned neon tie-dyed frocks and loose racer-back tanks with track jackets tied around their waists.
Reality: You won’t need to dig up your house league jersey (circa 1984) to get the sports-inspired look. Put together a pair of grey ribbed knee socks with your worn in denim cut-offs for a fun weekend outfit. Add a warm brown leather jacket and a pair of slip-ons and you’ve got a casual dinner look (don’t forget the ˜Wang’ braid for a bit of sexiness).
Runway: The spring runways looked like a scene straight out of ˜Heidi’ “ right down to her signature braid at Oscar de la Renta. Frocks inspired by ˜traditional’ German dress were paired with oversized raffia bags at Bottega Veneta, while the infamous clog returned with a very stylish appearance at Chanel.
Reality: Unless your address is a farm in the Swiss Alps, the pastoral trend might be a bit impractical. But opting for rural-inspired patterns will get you the same effect (see collections by designers Ralph Lauren and Christopher Kane). Try a floral dress or a soft plaid shirt to get in touch with your natural side.
Which spring 2010 fashion trends will you be wearing? Which ones will you skip? Tell us in the comments!