This season is all about the bohemian, laid-back and so-chic look of the 70’s, coming to life again. Floral prints, boho dresses, high-waist flair jeans, oversized glasses, as seen at Chalayan, platforms and hand-bags. Add some camel suede pieces, as seen at Chloe, mix hippie dresses with a dark denim jacket and combine them with a fringe bag or gladiator sandals and you’ll hit the jackpot! The festival look is inspirational this summer.
Ever felt like getting tired of the crazy colours running around almost every summer ? This is your time to celebrate the monochromatic revolution, that’s so calm, serene and pleasing for the eyes. And to take your style-manifesto one level up, forget about all the other options and invest in white pieces from head to toe. Simple, stylish and elegant, all white will get you anywhere this spring!
The classical duet of black and white is still dominant in the chromatics of the spring fashion shows. Whether you go for floral prints, as seen at Carolina Herrera, big bold graphics as in Balmain or Alexander McQueen shows, or maybe mix florals and stripes as Diane von Furstenberg did with so much grace, you can never go wrong with this combination. If you feel minimalistic, just pick a white shirt and some black cigarette pants, and you’ll still be so in.
Yes, we love them for the dynamic feeling and the amazing way they uncover the body when moving! Fringes are back and are here to stay, so invest in one piece that will make you shine, wether it’s a suede camel bag with retro look, or a voluminous skirt, as seen at Burnello Cucinelli. If you feel a little more adventurous, choose a statement piece, like those exposed by Costume National or Gareth Pugh. A fringe poncho would also make a good choice, so feel free to be yourself, while wearing the fringe.
Here is something new to make you think about summer shopping. The gladiator sandals were seen all over the runways this season, and they make a good option for the 70’s look that’s so in right now. Wear them with hippie floral dresses for a boho look, like in the Alberta Ferretti show, combined with a white shirtdress as proposed by Boss, or in your own eclectic mix. Either way, we have a winner!
The loose, sweet jumpsuit reminding us of innocent childhood is a fresh item for the season. Let your imagination explore different styling moods and instances – go from oversized sporty jumpsuits to chic, clean versions, as seen in Comme des Garcons show or Elizabeth and James, or try the feminine, elegant interpretations, proposed by Escada or Guy Laroche.
The influence of the 90’s is still manifesting strong this summer, so the masculine-inspired suit is still a great choice to expose your style. You have countless shows to get inspiration from, and as many variations on this subject. Weather you go for an oversized masculine vest, as seen at Acne Studios and 3.1 Phillip Lim, smooth and shiny colours and textures for your deux-piece, as seen at Antonio Berardi or you just go for the laid-back Chanel look, where sneakers are a must, the masculine suit is definitely in. A good choice for this summer is to choose a suit with shorts and blazer, and make it sporty, shiny or flower-power.
Brand new and so addictive, the netting look is making a statement this season. Transparent skirt and dresses are being covered with symmetrical stripes of material that reminds us of the nets on the sports field, as seen in Francesco Scognamiglio, Custo Barcelona and Balmain. If that’s a little too much, go the Balenciaga way – expose just a small part of your body, and let only some fine nets cover it. You’ll be rockin’!
Here they are, along with the other retro influences – the new jeans. If you got tired of your old boyfriend jeans, here is something to try out: flair cuts, light edging on dark blue jeans and jackets, high-waist for both long and short pants, even skirts. Yes, it’s all about the 70’s jeans, so here is a good hint for your spring wardrobe. You have countless combinations to play with and you can easily integrate a jeans jacket in many looks of the moment – just see how beautiful it looks with a floral-printed dress, for a boho look, or mixed with a shinny dress and sneakers – the Burberry way.
Mostly dominating the Couture scene for this season, the soft shine, wet-look is still one of the most popular choices for many designers. A touch of shimmer is all you need to shine this spring, and if you’re bold enough, you can mix it with sneakers, for a a cool look, as seen at Brunello Cucinelli. Otherwise, Escada makes a great example of how to shine with grace during the day, with the right choice of materials.
As it’s still a newcomer, the sporty-inspired look is expanding this season. If you haven’t bought a pair of sneakers so far, there is no better time to do so, you will wear them aaall summer-long! We love the laid-back attitude a pair of sneakers adds to every outfit, and, mixed with a deux-piece or floral feminine dress during the day, they are such a cool statement of style and freedom. Also, keep in mind the bomber jacket, it makes a good investment to spice up your style for spring.
Last but definitely not least, the summer to come speaks the seductive, feminine look of transparence. Now is the time to invest in clothing that show some skin, or that barely cover it with a smooth touch of veil. Anne Demeulemeester makes a great statement of to how wear this trend, while Blumarine and Francesco Scognamiglio enchant us with fairy-tale etherical dresses, with amazing floral applications on translucent veils. Either way, while going transparent, don’t forget to invest in some good-quality invisible lingerie 🙂