Glamour Girl reporting, and I have the scoop on the latest from the Spring 2012 runways. After digging around, I have composed a list of the most prominent fashion trends, and I’m dropping the dirt on your doorstep. What does one even do with dirt on their doorstep?
- Option One: Ignore it. No reason to change out those last season Jimmy Choos, so long as you remember to step over the dirt.
- Option Two: Oops, those spiky heels you bought last year are being sucked down into a pile of dirt faster than a 2011 romper. Guess some new ones are in order.
- Option Three: Full on mudslinging. This dirt is not welcome, and change of thisparticular proportion on your porch is unacceptable.
Let the opinions fly. Ladies, hot or not? Inquiring minds are dying to know. As for you, my darling fashiomistas, your time will come next week. Until then, don’t get your Givenchy ties up all up in a bunch.
Color blocking is a great way to accent or break up your body as you see fit. When used correctly, it can add miles to your legs, accentuate those hips, or hide a curvy middle. It also can add a punch to any wardrobe basic. Plain khaki, white, or black pants and shorts can easily be injected with a color block to create a statement look. The best part of all? It only requires one piece. Easy does it, Accessory Ali. Let the look speak for itself. Not feeling bold and brave? Fear not, Fashionista. Top picture, middle frame, a la Nina Ricci. Light and airy.
THE DISH: HOT
You know the old spring time addage. A beautiful garden, a good cup of tea, and a day touched by sunshine is a warm memory. But did mommy or teacher dearest ever give you the grown up version? Let’s try again. A beautiful garden, a good cup of tea, and a day touched by sunshine is a warm memory….while a day tapped with tangerine, makes for sultry and steamy. Tangerine is the new black, so the runways say. This trend can be pared down or presented in multiple shades to flatter every skin tone. That’s what makes it the it color for spring. It’s sassy, playful, and all around flattering. Richer hues for darker skin shades please, and pastel for the pale and proud.
THE DISH: NOT
Peplum(n.): A short, ruffle overlay typically concentrated around the waist of a jacket, skirt, or blouse.
Um…the last time ruffles were anywhere near my waist was circa 1990, when I was a highly decorated princess in my imaginary castle and wearing a ball gown that consisted of a rayon tutu. Oops…revealing how many years young I am? Anyway, the point is that most women, once their rose-tinted glasses are removed via the process of growing up, typically do not want to draw attention to their waist. If one wants to, I’m all for freedom of expression, but I expect this trend to fade. Kudos to Michelle Williams, for rocking the red carpet with her peplum protege, Louis Vuitton. She may have received rave reviews for her dress, but the jury’s still out on how long peplum can play out its new found fame.
THE DISH: HOT
Look’s like the Great Gatsby is making a comeback, fellow fashion hounds, and the comeback is anything but calm. Drop waists, deep necked dresses, and flappy hemlines worthy of Mia Farrow herself were everywhere to be seen this year at NY Fashion Week. In contrast to the block coloring trend, it appears that these looks contain understated nude pinks, beiges, whites and blacks. These dresses exude femininity, and are the perfect trendy substitution to an LBD. Expect this trend to trickle down and translate into the realms of loose, flow tops, with thick shoulder straps, and low necklines or backlines. Understated, instant sexiness. All covered up, fashionistas. Hope you have someplace to go.