When you think of Spring, you usually think of soft pastel colours and bold florals. Cardigans, blazers, ballet flats and simple designs typically appear as well, but this year neon is taking its rightful place on the runways! Bright colours, bold prints, asymmetrical hemlines and sixties-inspired wear are taking the fashion world by storm.
Neons are luminescent colours, which means the colours are brighter and bolder than usual. Neons can easily be placed into any wardrobe and style! One can easily paint their nails neon green, or carry around a bright yellow hand bag. Everyone can use these colours with ease and they add a sense of cheerfulness to each and every outfit.
As well, bold prints, stripes, polka-dots and animal prints are huge this spring. Anyone can throw on a basic t-shirt and jeans, but a black and white striped blazer changes the outfit from dull to daring! Just find your favourite articles of clothing, such as a pair of jeans or leggings, and pair them with wild, crazy patterns. When incorporating patterns into any outfit, remember to keep the rest of your outfit relatively simple or neutral. If you were to wear a pair of cheetah print leggings, adding a white button-up top and yellow pumps are all you really need to complete your outfit.
Asymmetrical hemlines are popping up everywhere this spring. Asymmetrical hemlines, also known as "high-low" clothing, occur when the back of the article of clothing is longer than the front. Asymmetrical clothing comes in many different forms; t-shirts, blouses, skirts and dresses are just a few pieces of clothing that truly allow the high-low style to shine through. In skirts and dresses, the asymmetrical style allows the wearer to experiment with a longer length. One of the best uses of high-low attire is when the wearer does not want to fully commit to wearing a long skirt or dress. In this situation, the asymmetric hemline would allow a happy medium, and allows the outfit to stay in season.
The sixties are back this season! A-line dresses and skirts, classic silhouettes, blazers and pointy-toed shoes are what you want to aim for when searching for a sixties look. Think of style icons like Twiggy for an androgynous (having both masculine and feminine characteristics) look, or Jackie Onassis for a clean, groomed look. While these looks work well on some people, the sixties don't always have to be stuffy and clean looking. If you want something more carefree, look for a style similar to Brigitte Bardot's. She had a very easygoing style, based on the French motto “liassez faire,” meaning “Let it be”. Tousled curls, loose clothing and simple accessories were Bardot's trademark.
There are many trends that have emerged this Spring season. Whether your style is bright and bold or simple and sweet, there is something for everyone. Get out there and rock some marvellous new looks!
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