Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Is it me or has this winter dragged on longer than usual? It seems that everything has come to a standstill as way of protest against the miserable weather and dark evenings. Well I’m pleased to be the bearer of good news…at last things seem to be cheering up – not the climate quite yet but certainly the fashion world is in full bloom. As promised last week, here begins a guide to the hottest trends for Spring/Summer 09….
The ‘global traveler’ trend is all about taking inspiration from a mix of cultures and styles; combining a variety of patterns and textures in order to create an eclectic, feminine look. Key to this style are ethnic prints, cool cottons and loose chiffon. Colours include purples and fuchsias with jade and lime accents set against backgrounds of black grey and denim. Monochrome also features but in muted tones. Paisley prints are often used to add impact and colour. Shape is also important. ‘Loose’ and ‘Skimming’ are the key words here. Forget restrictive, tight clothes, ‘global travelers’ like to feel comfortable and cool.
Perhaps the best aspect of this pretty trend is its accessibility. Us curvy girls can embrace the styling while enjoying ultra-flattering fabrics and prints. Long skimming patterned tunics teamed with jeans or leggings are a great way to show off the style in comfort and with confidence. The black purple and lilac mix and match print tunic (left) for instance combines all the colours and examples of the ‘global traveler’ fashion with a figure-enhancing shape.
For more of an evening look, this tunic (right) is a great example. The black and cream chiffon layer tunic instantly keeps it feminine and the embroidered detail catches the feel of the look perfectly. Texture and shape are key to ensuring that this piece is flattering as well as stylish for plus-size girls.
When looking to add some ‘global traveler’ into your wardrobe, remember to look for; Texture, Pattern, Colour and Shape to add an exotic twist to your style this spring…and without the costly plane ticket!
Next Month it’s there’s an 80′s revival heading our way, keep posted!