If you are someone who is always afraid of losing touch with the latest fashion, then chances are you should be dying to know what the hottest trend around this time for year 2010 is. Being fashionably-inclined does not confine you to only what you wear for a dress, but also include those tiny accessories which decorate your clothing. Keep reading for more information about the latest trend in fashion accessories for the year 2010.
When it comes to handbags, the one in trend this year would be the handbags with messages or printed graphic designs that suggest humor or related to cute connotations. Small features such as chains or dangles are also very fashionable currently. Besides, the three hottest types of bags for this season are invariably straw, clutches and straw handbags. It would be even better if they feature contrasting colors and do have a certain degree of leather touches.
Talking about the latest trend for shoes, it seems like shoes with ankle straps are set to dominate the game throughout the whole season. More details to the fashionable shoes are such as studs and beads, but they are on a case-to-case basis. Apart from that, another thing to look out for is the flip flop decorated with animal prints, particularly snakes and leopards.
Last but not least, perhaps the most important aspect would be to know what earrings and necklaces that you should wear. Well, chandelier earrings which have been in declining mode for the previous few years would definitely make a strong comeback this year. Besides, necklaces that have multiple layers as well as bows, trinkets or dripping dangles would be very much in trend this year.
Choose a few practical purchases, and make room for a few compulsive ones too!
Eleven Fashion Must Haves Spring through Fall 2006:
1. Blouses are back!
Girlie dressing has returned with blousy style in ruffles, flounces and fancy neck-ties. Sleeves are unique, maybe a bit blouson with gathering at the shoulders. Isn’t fabric luxurious? Pick your slinky tops with bare shoulders and/or your bare back. Your waist can be loose or fitted. Tops can be plain or decorated.
2. Bags with structure.
Put away the slouch bag for now. Bags in 2006 see a trend toward dome shapes, contrasting trims and buckles. Accessorize your smart new bag with some bling! Try adding handbag charms for a more designer look.
3. Updated Accessories.
Find hip slung belts (they can be glitzy), super skinny to 2″-3″ thick. Pick up a pair of large framed sunglasses with color tint lenses. Fresh jewelry is sparkly, chokers are beaded with loose strands cascading, earrings are hoops or big and beautiful. Choose shoes with fantastic color, be they flat slides or strappy stilettos. Last but not least, a very large sun hat (think Sophia Loren).
4. Military feminine.
If you can get your hands on it, please do! Plan to wear your boots and look Eastern bloc mysterious undercover agent unbelievable. Blue-grey and steely colors form smart top-coats with faux fur trim. Narrow army coats sport distinct buttons and epaulettes. Soften your hard-as-nails look with a hint of lace cami that peeks out from underneath the lapel of your trench, or a surprisingly gorgeous fabric pencil line, to the knee or just above, slits at the side or back.
5. Tailored suiting.
Play classy at work and put your curves into straight tailored looks. Create the complete look for fall with charcoal and brown tweeds with leather accessories, up-dos and strong jewelry. Keep an eye out for some tweed competition in the form of rich brocades and jacquards.
6. Midnight blue. If you don’t go navy, go lighter than navy! These blues partner beautifully with neutrals and all other colors. A simple, classic, understated outfit might comprise of a midnight blue fancy top and your favorite dark blue jeans. Bags with structure.
Put away the slouch bag for now. Bags in 2006 see a trend toward dome shapes, contrasting trims and buckles. Accessorize your smart new bag with some bling! Try adding handbag charms for a more designer look.
7. Silhouettes with contrast.
Go for a slim line with volume on top or bottom. If you go for volume on the bottom, go retro, but more subtle with a 60’s style tulip skirt. If you go for volume on the top, remember to keep the bottom slim. Try a boxy to the waist jacket with a zipped front opening.
8.Dresses with drama.
Get into the swing of a dance dress, or pounce on a cocktail-length dress. Look for volume down below and sexy detailing atop the bust-line like ruching. Your dress can be hip-hugging and sexy with bare shoulders or a bare back or both. Or a skirt and top suit that will give you a dressier look.
9. Prints, prints and more prints!
Forget the minimalism of the 90’s. Try out great new designs or florals either head to toe or, say neck to waist if you’re feeling a bit non-committal. Waist to ankles wear your jeans or plain bottoms or skirt. Eventually you’ll be print literate. Pull out those scarves, and think about purchasing a few fresh for the upcoming seasons- even if you just don it on your bag.
10. Blouses Victorian style.
Dress up to go out with authentic vintage style. Not from your great- aunt’s collection, but from days of the less recent past. Go all out lacey and sheer or frilly and feminine. Add a Victorian look to your favorite white shirt . . . button it up high, and add a bit of ribbon or lace at your neck!
India is a land of festivals. With a confluence of varied religious and traits the time to come together and enjoy is plenty. Fashion naturally is a part of such traditions. Largely Indian wear is teamed as sarees, shararas, choli-ghagra, salwar suits and the latest fusion wear.
Cosmopolitan urban areas are where people celebrate all festivals irrespective of religion or caste barriers. It is very nice to find shops and malls decked with colour red and stocking a host of varied red hues and patterns with the advent of December to celebrate Christmas. New Year sales and winter collections hit the market much earlier. Designs are international in taste. Each year sees a new breed of designers and jewelry brands. Launches are new in the accessory industry and foot wear business.
Raksha Bandhan sees a unique display of clothes and materials in the markets. The clothes in the kid apparels are more interesting and fusion in nature. This is gifting time and much designs and blending patterns in sarees and dress materials too.
Holi sees a lot of whites and cream shades. Worn with a flowery threadwork dupatta or again same white odhni, it is time to join the fun. Sankrath sees a lot of ladies in black clothes. Dushera is when the famous Durga Puja and Navratri season begins. Nine unique days of fashion entertainment. Designs come into fore inorder to cater to the needs and sensitivity of young and old. Bolder fusion patterns in tank tops and backless cholis team the traditional bandhni works in silk and cotton. Men’s wear are special too with small topis in shell and mirror worked jackets. Ready made outfits with free trial rounds mark the season.
Diwali is great business time for the apparel industry. There is a myriad of vivid colours and the vibrancy in window display marvels you. Dazzling designs and unique blending of saris and blouses keep your tailor busy. Diwali parties and puja demand niche wear. Whether a group celebration or a big bash Diwali is super festive season.
Id time is colourful with the latest works in Kashmiri silks and satin suits. The veils and burrqa work are admirably tailored by gifted artisans. It is interesting to note the range in handkerchiefs, cotton gloves and socks worn by Muslim ladies. Shopping festival time too, this season.
Fashion is a changing element and adjusts to suit needs of climate too. Monsoon collections come with cut offs, and easy dry fabrics. Summers demand the need for cotton, linen, muslin and other airy wear. Woolen and inner wear are just not warm clothes but fashion statements.
It is a personal celebration to shop for special items on your wedding anniversary, spouse birthdays or this Valentine!
Spring fashions are on the horizon. By the end of winter we’ve had enough dark colors, and we are ready to burst forth with a riot of color. The good news is that there are lots of hot colors this spring. Here are some ideas on what to look for:
1. Hurray for red, white and navy: These colors are always spring-like and fresh. You can pair red and white, blue and white, or all three colors.
How to wear them: Accessorize navy and white with a pop of red in your shoes or handbag. Or go for a red blouse or jacket, but keep the rest of your outfit simple for work, in a navy pallet.
Navy and white, or red and white stripes are fun and chic. Look for striped jackets, shirts, and shoes.
2. Crayon colors: Bright bags and shoes are popping up everywhere, in crayon colors of yellow, pink, green, blue and grape. Bright bags jump off the shelves in bold clutches or large totes.
How to wear it: Avoid looking like a kid going to kindergarten by choosing your crayon colors carefully. An inspired green or yellow bag can still look business like if it has a structured shape. If you work in a conservative industry such as financial services, keep your crayon brights for casual days at the office, and stick to classy looks when meeting clients.
3. Black and white: The ever-classic black and white looks serious yet fresh. What’s more, everyone can wear this combo, from fair haired women to those with dramatic coloring.
How to wear it: Jackets and skirts or pants are simple, easy ways to pair black and white for an instant look that takes you from boardroom to evening.
Buy a black cropped jacket to pop over a crisp white shirt. Add a feminine note with black and white spectator shoes, stilettos, or sandals.
You can also add a splash of color to your black and white outfit, with a sleek clutch in lemon yellow, or bright green. Wow – you’ll look put-together and up to date, for office or weekend.
Spring dresses are light and trendy in vibrant color hues to add vigor to life. There are lots of options for women during the season but something in white and light pastel colors looks most exciting and charming.
White spring dresses is something that everyone enjoys wearing as it delivers a feeling of lightness and coolness. Nothing beats the charm and appeal of white dresses during the season, delivering a romantic and innocent femininity. These are classic summer staple that gives a fresh airy feel and can never go out of style. The only thing that changes over a period of time is the fabric, design, shape, and style of dresses. These blend beautifully with all skin tones and also hold the power to make any woman stand out. Available in a variety of styles and designs, this dress of the season gives a bold and beautiful look on any occasion.
Apart from whites, variety of dresses in vibrant colors like shades of greens, blues, and pinks also adds to the list of spring dresses. The colored dresses in combination with white shades and contours are extremely captivating.
The most common types of fabrics used during the season are cotton, chiffon, and georgette. These materials give an airy kind of feeling that enhances the level of comfort on a warm sunny day. Flattering designs and prints like the flowery prints, geometric prints, diamond pattern, block prints, and flowery lace work adds elegance and excitement to these dresses.
Furthermore, the kind of necklines and designer sleeves are also excitingly attractive. Necklines like boat neck, V-neck, sweetheart, collar, and high necks are best options to beat the heat and sleeves in the form of bell, mega sleeves, short, and long transparent sleeves are rocking.
Apart from these, the running fashion trends in spring dresses are the wrap dress, sun dress, short skirts, and a long piece. Wrap dresses are utmost popular with their trendy appeal and feel. These are long piece of cloth available in variety of colors, designs, and prints and are wrapped around the waist. These look elegant with short tops or designer kurtis.
A Sun dress is just a name given to pure cotton attire that simply defines the start of the summer season. These are simple yet attractive casual clothing that delivers high level of comfort. Adding to the list, short skirts and a long piece in white or pastel shades is something that adds to the cheerfulness of the spring season.
This spring, fashion comes together with bright colors, florals, and bold patterns. The spring trends are a bouquet of beautiful patterns and prints, with jolts of color from electric yellow to brilliant red and magenta. Khaki and neutrals balance the picture, and are practical and chic for the office or for travel.
As the weather warms up, you can just feel yourself coming alive in the dappled light. Here’s how to get the most of these beautiful trends:
1. Spring bouquets: an artist’s bouquet of flowers awaits you, with multicolored flowers scattered everywhere. Billowy poppies, bold graphic flowers, and mixed florals adorn frock of all types. Meanwhile, flower pins, flower print chintz open-toed shoes, and flower appliqué sandals compete for attention. Keep your flower to one clothing item or accessory to avoid flower overkill.
2. Color shock ruled the runway, in vivid hues in everything from long, hippy-type flowered gowns to summer dresses where a bright jolt of color fades to a pale color. Flaming colors such as orange and electric blue are sure to awaken us from our winter doldrums!
3. Khaki and neutrals are a natural choice for trekking into spring and summer. Safari jackets, shirts and accessories such as attaché bags and tote bags complete the look. Updated for the 21st century urban adventurer, the safari look is classic travel wear for women and men. Its hallmarks include patch pockets, epaulets, belts and buttons. Since the natural look is also big now, this natural color is popular and practical. Just be sure to call it taupe, sand, or khaki – anything
It is a dreary day in the Paris as we prepare for fashion week. There is a great anticipation in the air, not uncommon to the world’s capital of fashion, just before the unveiling of the collections. What will we be wearing next autumn and what colors will occupy our overstuffed wardrobes? What will we have to pack away in storage and what will we pull out again to accompany the looks of winter 2006/2007? It’s a blessing and a curse to live always a season ahead. It’s almost as if spring 2006 has passed before it has even arrived. So, in homage to living in the moment before delving head-first into next winter; let me take this opportunity to stop and smell those roses which will soon be blossoming in Parc de Bercy and the lilacs at La Place des Vosges and remember another reason why we love Paris in the springtime; fashion!
This spring, we get to remember why it is so much fun to be girls! (Or ladies, if you prefer). Lace, flowers, pearls and bows, if it says “feminine” it is on order this coming spring! Don’t pack away your flirty print skirts from last year just yet; they will still look fresh this summer! Preppy shirt dresses will look great on women of every age, weather your hips are more suited to a straight belted style, or a fit and flair, there is something for everyone. We simply must take advantage of the great A-line dresses which will keep us looking fresh and lady-like, while being oh so comfortable. The androgynous look seems to have found it’s feminine place in fashion for the past several seasons and won’t be neglected this coming spring.
Please, do have a flip through your favorite fashion magazines before trying this look at home, however. A heal or open-toed sandal (exposing well-manicured toe nails), puffy sleeves and a generous flower on the lapel keep us from looking like cross-dressers. Spring 2006 is all about celebrating femininity.
It seems hard to find a color not on offer this coming spring. Pick your favorite and enjoy! White will dominate the scene allowing plenty of opportunities to accessorize with fantastic colors. Denim done in a clean-cut casual style opens up the same accessorizing opportunities. Golden beige is can be a bit boring on its own, but mix it with a little white, and you have understated elegance. Or, if you prefer, add a jewel tone and let the fun begin! The little black dress is still a must have; chose a style which suits you and enjoy accessorizing to show your individuality. Floral prints will brighten any spring day weather you chose to get the print dress and accessorize with solid accessories or vice-versa; we have the opportunity to indulge in our individual femininity like never before.
With a little planning and a daring open mind, this spring offers an opportunity for each of us to re-discover our femininity, enjoy sunshine even on the cloudiest of days, and live in the moment making memories of the spring of 2006.
I have enjoyed this day dream of near anticipation. And now, off I go back to the future of autumn/winter 2006/2007! I will keep you updated when the time comes, but certainly not too soon! Enjoy looking forward to a beautiful spring but don’t forget to live in this moment.
Jennifer Marvin is an American born Parisian fashion designer who grew up in the mountains of Colorado passing wintry days at a sewing machine under the guidance of her mother. Jennifer’s passion for creating and manipulating fabrics into wearable art took her from her family’s Colorado ranch to London and finally to Paris where she now considers home. Her work has been published in British Vogue magazine, sold on the most fashionable street in Paris and auctioned for charities such as Seeds of Peace in New York City and The committee for Missing Children International.
Spring cleaning is upon us, and that goes for your closet too. As the cold winter weather begins to wane, you tend to find yourself longing for bright new spring colors. It is time to head into your closet to get rid of those garments that you do not wear anymore. Instead, there are great new colors out there for spring that you can enjoy getting out and purchasing some new clothes.
This spring, the colors are bright, bold, and infused with life. There seems to be a citrus theme going on in the stores right now, and it is fun and light. Due to the economy, there are also great Coupons out there to help you afford to jazz up your wardrobe. So, what colors do you want to look for this spring?
Not everything in the spring color line is bright and bold. There are some choices for those who prefer to be a little more serene and soft in their wardrobe choices. Blue is making a very big statement this spring, but it is softer more wearable blue than the stark navy of the winter months. Palace blue or periwinkle is actually a favorite of designers today, and it is a blue that rests between a light sky blue and that standard navy. The great thing about this blue is that it will coordinate with almost any color or any skin tone.
Red is a classic shade, but it is bold and saucy in any wardrobe. If you need to have a bit of sexiness thrown into your wardrobe this spring then you might want to incorporate the gorgeous fuchsia red that has made its way into the marketplace. This red has a deep purplish/pink undertone to it, and it will provide your outfit with a pop of seduction. You may even want to think about using this color as a lip or nail color to tie your look together.
Everyone is “going green,” and the fashion world is no different. Greens are very in vogue this spring, and the spectrum of that green is very large. If you are looking for a great neutral piece this spring, you might want to stray from the old standbys of khaki or black and look into perhaps a dark citron green. This deep olive green will coordinate with many of the seasons hot colors seamlessly. However, green is not just for neutrals. You can also look at a bright green that will catch people’s attention. If that’s what you are looking for look for a bright moss green to compliment your skin.
Yellow is big this spring. It is a bright and happy color that is everywhere. Find the right shade of yellow for you. If you feel like you need to put a smile on everyone’s face then look for a bright lemon yellow top that will remind him or her of sunshine. Or if that is a little too bold for you then look for a softer butter yellow that enhances your skin tone. Do not forget that you can also choose a patterned piece where yellow is one of the more central colors in case you are not as comfortable with wearing bright and bold colors.
If you are fashionably-inclined, you probably would not be satisfied with just wearing fashionable clothes. Rather, this would also include fashion accessories to decorate and supplement your clothing. These fashion accessories may include jewelry, gloves, handbags, belts, scarves, watches, sunglasses, pins, stockings, bow tie, leg warmer, leggings, necktie, suspenders, and tights.
Accessorizing can enhance the outfit by adding color, style and class. Although there are also other reasons or purposes for using these accessories. Handbags, for instance, are also for carrying personal items such as wallet/coin purse, keys, tissues, cosmetics, hairbrush, mobile/cell phones and other personal items such as feminine hygiene products, etc. While hats are also worn to protect our face against harmful weather elements and gloves are for keeping the hands warm. Conversely, accessories are also worn and used as external visual symbols of religious or cultural affiliations. There are crucifixes, Jewish stars, Islamic headscarves, skullcaps and turbans are common examples of religious accessories. While designer label accessories can indicate the social status of the wearer.
Clothing design companies are mainly the ones producing a wide range of the accessories on the market. There are also individuals who create their personal brand as they design and make their own accessory labels.
The importance of accessories in the fashion industry begins as each year starts, where the yearly forecast on the fashion trends are always predicted. For this year, 2010, the Spring fashion is said to be a perfect opportunity for having fun in experimenting with accessories. The decorated and adorned look is bound to make its way in this season.
The trend for shoes will be in interesting styles with ankle straps, and other embellishment forms like thick chains, studs and beads. Platforms and decorated flip flops will be popular, as well as snakes and leopards animal prints.
Handbags with printed messages or a simple graphic designs will also be part of the trend that contain humor, meaningful message, or cute connotations. Animal prints and adornments such as tassels, chains, studs, beads and other dangles as a feature on handbags is also part of the forecast. The shapes and types of bags which will make their way this season are clutches, hobos and straw handbags with touches of leather and contrasting colors.
Ornate jewelry for the spring 2010 is sure to be used and highlighted. There will be necklaces of multiple layers and bows, dripping dangles and trinkets. Bib-styled necklaces will come in embroidered, beaded or sequined designs. Chandelier earrings will make a comeback and bracelets will be in all sorts of designs, for example — thick chunky bangles, stacked skinny bangles, twisted leather straps and beaded creations. While watches will also be made with different layers of mixed fabrications like chain with leather, wrapping around the wrist.
Sunglasses that will be popular this spring 2010 season will have thick white acetate frames. Classical sunglasses are of aviator style frames. Leggings above the knee or just below the knee length in light colors and prints will be common. Fashion belts from animal prints and skins will make for natural and slightly raised waist.
Traditionally spring is the most beautiful and colorful of all seasons. Spring is a time for colors, blossoms and brights giving fashion designers a chance to break away from the grays winter and add a touch of freshness and light.
In sync with this, Pantone has came to fore with its color report for top ten colors for spring 2009. These colors will make you feel fresh, calm and vibrant this spring. A few are totally new while some are just another variation of usual colors. Pantone is the most widely recognized color standard in the world, and is the most followed one in the fashion industry.
These top ten colors by Pantone have inspired many fashion designers and they have come up with dresses in these colors. So now you can start shopping for dresses to wear in the coming spring. The colors will make you blossom.
A variation of blue color is Rose Dust. This pinkish blue hue resembles a white-washed lavender.
A hundred percent fit with all the complexions found around the world, the color is Salmon Rose. This glowing color is a result of combining lighter shades of orange and delicate pink and universally is the most loved one.
Most suitable for tops the color is Lavender. It gives a soothing effect in the scorching sun of spring and goes perfectly with the season.
Slate Gray is just right for trousers or skirts to work. And with lavender tops slate gray makes a perfect balance.
A variation of green, Vibrant Green looks quite sober. Dresses in this color are designed to blend with nature.
Super Lemon is a great innovation and a unique variation of yellow. Pantone states it as a color of fun and optimistic outlook.
Seductive, powerful and magical, Fuchsia Red color has come out of the sunsets over the Hudson river to spread on the your shelves.
If you love citrus fruits, then you will love Dark Citron too. Thus you can make a scintillating combination of any yellow hue and dark citron. They go well together.
Lucite Green is also a variation of green, exclusively made for those women who love soft colors. Its lightness makes you feel calmer and cooler.
A cross between strong navy and sky blue, Palace Blue has come straight from the tranquility of oceans and is accommodating with almost all the colors.