Friday, 8 April 2011

FBFF Spring Trend

This weeks topic for Fashion and Beauty Friend Friday is Spring Trend.
What are the top 5 Spring trends that you are looking forward to seeing/sporting this season? (Can be anything from makeup, shoes, accessories, clothing, etc..)

What an excellent topic. With all the beautiful summery weather we have been having I am definitely feeling in the mood for wearing some spring and summer clothes. Just hoping it is going to hang around for a bit longer. For me Spring and summer is mainly about bright colours as you will see from my favourite trends.



At number one of my favourite spring trends has got to be stripes. I love the bold and bright Prada stripes but I also love the more classic Breton stripes that seem to be still hanging around from last summer. Most of all I love mixing stripes with other patterns.



Which leads me nicely onto my second favourite trend for the spring pattern mixing. Again this is not really a trend that is particularly new for this spring (are any of them?), it has been bubbling away for some time now. It was clearly evident in one way or another at a number of the shows including D and G, Moschino Cheap and Chic, Alexander McQueen (which featured patterns withing patterns), Marc Jacobs, Prada, Miu Miu, Kenzo, Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti and Chanel. I just love the bright and boldness of this trend and the way it is so cleverly done. You can also create your own individual look within this trend.



At number three, has to be bright floral patterns. Another trend that seems to come back year after year. For this spring and summer there were lots of really bright florals on the catwalk so hopefully there will be plenty around in the shops. I am also pretty sure that I will have some lying around in my wardrobe from previous years.

Number four on my list is colour blocking. This was most obvious at Jil Sanders but also lots of other shows. This is another great trend for DIYing and you can easily adapt it to create your own look. I like to try and adapt it to fit in with the types of clothes that suit me so leggings, long tops, cropped jackets and cardigans. I also love this trend as it gives me the chance to wear all my favourite colours at once.



With so many colourful favourites for spring, I think it is only fair to give my eyes (and those around me) a break. White is my final favourite trend if you can call it that. I specifically like the floaty, lacy, sporty and sheer whites which were almost everywhere for the shows. I couldn't really choose between them as I loved them all.

What are your favorite spring trends?

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All images from elleuk.com

13 comments:

Mommy Moxie said...

I loved Jil Sanders spring 2011 collection! Color blocking was on my list too. I love the photo you chose of the purple and honeysuckle pink. Talk about the perfect combination...

Pearl Westwood said...

I love all the bright colours and the stripes x

Laura Connell said...

How did I know that pattern mixing would be on you list? I love the knowledgeable way you tied all the trends into the runway showcases in which they appeared. I like the colour blocking too, just not sure I have enough colour in my wardrobe to work it and don't want to go drop a bomb on new clothes.

PinkBow said...

i love stripes, they are classic and never go out of style. although i must admit, i never follow trends too closely.

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I love colour blocking and stripes although not always flattering!

Leia said...

I am loving the bright colors and the infusion of white!

Leia

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous trendspotting, darling!
Especially loving the florals!

xoxox,
CC

Cafe Fashionista said...

I am loving the white and the D&G Florals - two of my favorite trends! :)

Sherin said...

Where would summer be withought florals, right? Summer and florals are perfect together.
White is one of my favourite trends for the summer. I have a lave white dress waiting to be worn.

Harriet said...

I originally hated the Prada stripes but they have really grown on me! I am such a sheep... but I actually really love them now, the colours are amazing!

Diamonds said...

Stripes outfits are my all time favorite. Especially the dresses with bright stripes.

I'm Just Me said...

i'm loving all the bright colors & color blocking!!
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Rachel said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I am barely 5'1" so I'm also short. The key w/ being short and maxis is to choose solids or a smaller print so not to overwhelm your frame or cut you off. I hope this helps. I completely understand your concern, I have a hard time w/ the weekend/boyfriend cuffed style b/c I'm concerned they'll chop me off. I still haven't worn them either, so maybe I'll try it! I'm excited for all the things you're excited about too, so hard to narrow it down!