Spring Trend Report
Breeze through Spring and hop into Summer with these fun fashion tips
By: Dee Dee Randle
This is such an exciting time for spring fashion. Designers are shedding their winter furs, skipping over customary pastels and brightening their spring collections with brilliant and vibrant hues that will take us well into the heat of summer.
Spring is all about radiant colors! Amp–up your style with rich shades such as canary yellow, electric orange, hot pink or jewel tones such as jade, azure and amethyst.
Tips: Try tone-on-tone color
Layering colors in the same family such as cobalt blue, turquoise, mint green with a splash of yellow is a fun way to play with the color palette (avoid over dosing on one color) and give your multihued ensemble that chic balance for spring.
For those of you unsure about trying vibrant pigments attempt:
Pairing colorful hues with black to create a balance that best fits your comfort zone! Bright colors on top, black on the bottom. Bright hues highlight the face and the black keeps the bottom half streamlined.
For those feeling adventurous, experiment with unconventional patterns:
Go bold by pairing flirty floral, bright stripes and animal prints. (Not all in the same outfit of course!) The key to this trend is to weave one color of the pattern through the entire outfit. For example you can wear a black and white floral printed dress with black and white polka dot shoes and a mint green sweater. The black keeps the outfit consistent, while the patterns bring layers of fun!
Another fun way to play with this electrifying trend:
Are you between manicures? Do it yourself! Add vibrant hues and fun designs to your nails by Sally Hansen! Best known for their Hard As Nails polish, Sally’s awesome collection of vivacious paints and fun art pens are sure to brighten up any ensemble. Plus, the website offers a feature called “nail selector” that allows you to test drive the color before you buy it! For more information, go to www.sallyhansen.com
to experience more exciting shades.
Making your eyes pop and adding bright lips to your daily outfit is yet another fun way to participate in this years’ spring fashion! Try Dior diorissime 249 orange lips, Lagoon Green liner by make up forever and blue noir mascara by Buxom, if you dare. Visit www.Sephora.com
for bold brights and luminous golds from your favorite cosmetic lines.
Don’t know where to start? Here are some tips on where to find the best fashion advice from the experts.Magazines
InStyle Magazine Keeps you in the know from the hottest most anticipated designers to the look of the season. Did I mention their guide on how to impress for less? Over 400 pages stocked with tips from beauty to fashion, they have it covered. Visit www.InStyle.com
for more details.
Vogue Magazine From Italy, Japan, Greece to the USA Vogue is one of the world’s most influential fashion magazines. From Haute Couture fashions hot off the runway to fresh off the rack, this high fashion magazine will keep you on top of your fashion game. Visit www.Vogue.com
; For the serious fashionista!
Allure Magazine Offers insightful tips on the best “How To’s” from doing your own spa pedicure, to picking the best fragrance, Allure is for the everyday woman! Plus, they give away free product to the first 500 readers. For more information, visit, www.allure.com
click on the “free stuff” tab.
Lucky Magazine Known for the best state and city shopping guides, where editors highlight the best kept shopping secretes in town, from the best salons to the best boutiques, you can go any where and feel right at home. They also break down trends and pick the season’s hottest pieces and show you multiple ways to rock it! This month: The Lace Shirt. www.luckymag.comFashion Blogs
One of my favorite fashionista’s to follow is Rachel Zoe. As one of the top fashion stylists in entertainment, Rachel offers an fashion blog called The Zoe Report, which is a daily newsletter that features her favorite obsessions from fashion, beauty and lifestyle. For more information: www.rachelzoe.com
For shoe lovers (like myself), visit www.piperlime.com
for great deals on the hottest shoes around! They also have a blog called Fresh Juice, where you can get the scoop on the latest in fashion, shoes and accessories.Websites
For great online deals bookmark these awesome websites:
Gilt.com it’s like a sample-sale online
Shopbop.com for great deals on designer fashionTip of the day:
Learn to shop around! Use these resources as a guide to add spark to your personal style. Every trend might not work for everyone, but if you know what’s out there it will make it easier to “shop around, shop around…”
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