Now that the international fashion pack have headed home for another six months, what do we have to look forward to?
Trend #1: BLACK AND WHITE
|It can't be more simple … black and white in its most classic form. Source: Pinterest|
A PERENNIAL favourite - and personal fave of mine - is the classic combination of black and white. Whether it's sleek separates or a graphic nod to the 1960s, the black and white palette is always a constant in the seasonal fashion cycle and should be a staple of every woman's wardrobe.
Sure, designers tend to maximise impact by sending models down the runway in trend overload. But if you can't quite see yourself wearing stripes, prints or patterns head to toe (like some of the pictures below), the real way is to team with solid neutral colours such as black, white or nude. Or mix back with the new season brights such as red, green or yellow.
|From left: Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Prada and Marc Jacobs|
However, don't be afraid to mix prints with patterns. Try stripes with spots or houndstooth, or even a floral print. The trick is to keep the colour palette the same, or in a similar base tone. Alternatively, if your outfit is quite plain, have some fun with duo-tone patterned or printed accessories.
|From left: Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Akris, Louis Vuitton|
From left: Giambattista Valli, Christian Dior, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs
All pictures: GoRunway.com. Source: style.com
- Generally, dark colours help to minimise problem areas while light colours will highlight your best features.
- Always wear a darker colour on the least favourite part of your body. For example, if you have a large bust, wear the darker colour on the top half of your body.
- If you are pear-shaped, wear the darker colour on the lower part of your body. However, having said that, a light-coloured top worn with dark skirt or pants will always be more slimming look than the reverse. By forcing the eye up towards your face, you immediately appear taller and leaner.
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