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!