Spring will be here on the 20th. Time flies, doesn’t it? According to the New York Spring Fashion Week, fashion trends are bathrobes, the new trench coat, and a shoulder reminiscent of your favorite 80’s dance flick. One of the season’s major trends – stripes – will transition right into summer. Think of beach umbrellas, weathered lounge chairs and awnings.
Loose dresses tied at the waist will make you think you’re wearing a bathrobe for pure comfort. The updated trench coat dress, whether with sleeves or without, can be worn as a vest or duster to give it double duty fashion appeal. Try it in khaki. It seemed that every designer figured out how to make the utilitarian material work – from the ones who create pieces for ladies who lunch to those redefining street wear.
Flash Dance off-the-shoulder tops and dresses will be seen in all types of daytime and evening wear. If it’s not off the shoulder, you’ll be sure to see sleeve slits or shoulder cut outs.
Remember the basic shirt dress? Try it in a sparkling white. Look for fold over waists, but make sure you have a top notch tailor to fit this trend to your body type. No belts here. Boy Scout sashes will be seen, whether as a separate fashion statement or the top of a jumpsuit reminiscent of bib overalls.
A re-imagined look at spring’s most covet able colors complements the season’s transparent details and feather light fabrics. The colors of spring pair pigment and texture in unexpected ways. Vibrant eye shadow shades and fresh combinations of eye colors stand on their own or can be worn together for luminous ombre effects. Check out the subtle and sheer to pigmented looks for glossy lip products infused with grape seed, avocado and jojoba oils. Nails are covered with vivid mix and match shades.
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