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Yippy, goodby winter spring has arrived – now’s the perfect time to muster up some playful energy and let your inner bohemian bloom! Think 70’s, and expect the nomadic style to literally came floating your way from the runways this spring. This feminine style is reminiscent of the romantic movement of the 19th century and I’m seeing maxi dresses and skirts everywhere. Ladies, start thinking paisley prints, blouson sleeves, floral-emblazoned motifs and textured fabrics. Spring/summer is the season of relaxed, graceful and fluid silhouettes – this will reign supreme when it comes to comfort! If the all over floaty feminine style makes you feel like a gypsy look for a floral top or cami and wear it back with basics, such as jeans or a skirt. 

Here’s what two Australian leading designers had to say about this spring/summer trends and looks…

‘’Designer Genevieve Smart from Ginger & Smart also welcomed the new romanticism on the runway.

“Graphic florals in exaggerated proportions and layered tiers celebrate femininity with a modern romantic, spirit,” Smart said. “We are loving the luminous colours for spring in tailored pant suits and fluid dresses with statement sleeves.” 

Fittingly the empress of Australian fashion, Carla Zampatti is more inspired by the Queen’s style than the younger Royals, picking up on the monarch’s approach to colour. “Bold block colours, in particular bright yellow or red, are a must to inject newness into your wardrobe,” Zampatti said’’.

Animal Print

Whether it’s leopard, cheetah or zebra print, animal prints are hot for this spring/summer. Do they ever really go ‘out’ as a trend? I’m so thankful animal print is both classic and timeless – I love mine but mostly in shoes and bags. 

With this said, it can feel too much for some and way too dramatic. Start off in small doses via your footwear, bags, earrings, hair clips and brooches – pair with ‘safe’ subtle items from your wardrobe that you feel comfortable in. 

Alphabet Jewellery

This is something we’ve not seen in a long while. I remember wearing an ‘L’ as a young woman so I’m excited to see alphabet jewellery back! Previous seasons had fun with monograms or full-name lettering, but this spring/summer will boil down to just single-letter jewellery. Whether it’s your own initial, or your partner’s, pick a bold piece to wear either as a necklace or earrings – this will add a fun sense of individuality to your outfits. And go large to create a focal point or drama to your outfits. Do gold if your skin has a warm undertone and silver if you’re cool, but rose gold suits both warm and cool skin.  

More on spring fashion next post…

As seen in http://www.weekenderherald.com.au/

 

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