Fashion Trend For FLORAL PRINTS

Summer is offically here and the floral trend is out in full force.  Floral prints may not be groundbreaking, but they will forever be considered the embodiment of spring/summer. Around this time of the year, you can always count on a full floral fantasy to assure a smooth transition between seasons and this spring is no different. 

Fashion’s ongoing love affair with floral prints continues for Spring/summer 2014 with many of the designers offering up their take on the iconic pattern. So be prepared to embrace your inner lady with floral print dresses, swimsuits, shoes, and even sunglasses

Romantic and edgy, yes. Floaty, girly-girl-innocence no. The floral trend has moved into all-new realms of sultry, smoldering style, with floral's coming in soft pastel colours and vibrant hues.

Pick one colour of the floral pattern you want to wear, and use this as your base. It might be a singlet or coloured jeans – remember, a little floral goes a long way.

It takes a very sharp eye to spot two floral designs that will work together without appearing like a technicolour nightmare. Instead, mix one statement floral piece with a block colour. Same goes for other patterns such as stripes and checks – this can work, but proceed with caution. 

Details like ruffles, bows and lace can clash with floral go from chic to cutesy very quick. If you think it would look cute on a ten-year-old, leave it on the rack.

Watercolour, mirror-print, monochromatic and abstract florals are a sophisticated take on this trend. Teamed with a simple cami and a blazer it can even pass at the office.

If you’re not ready to jump into the floral trend, then play it safe with accessories. Try a simple flower in your hair, a wreath (if you want to make a statement) a handbag, or a pretty piece of jewellery. A brightly coloured floral silk scarf is also a good wardrobe staple.

It’s all in the details - A new take on florals this season is to toughen them up. Monochrome prints, black leather and pearls create a perfect take on this classic trend.





















BRINGING BACK THE DENIM SKIRT

As if we couldn't get enough denim in our lives, the denim skirt has made it’s way back from the 90’s in full force! This might be a flashback to your childhood, but don’t let that scare you from giving the denim skirt a second chance.   It’s interesting how an item that was once mainstream, but fell out of fashion, can come back years later.

When styled the right way, a denim skirt can look effortlessly chic and put-together.  As of matter of fact, I’m loving the updated silhouette on today’s denim skirt, and it really is one of those trend you can wear in the colder months as well.  The current skirts come in a variety of silhouettes—fit and flared, slim and straight, and the list goes on—so it’s important to find one that perfectly flatters your shape.

While denim shorts are still very much in, I'm so pleased to see the denim skirt return to the mix. The rules of pairing with a denim skirt are very much the same for that of denim shorts, after all, both items go with just about anything.

Pare down the toughness of a denim skirt by teaming it with a feminine blouse with subtle lace detailing.

A denim skirt designed in a twirly skater cut style is fresh, feminine and summer-appropriate. Pair it with a tucked in white tee and then layer it up with a denim jacket in a darker blue. 
Midi skirts are all the rage this year. Partner a denim midi full skirt with a striped cropped top, sneakers and a pair of statement round sunglasses for a look that is contemporary.
Don’t limit yourself to one denim piece when you can chuck on a denim hat to flaunt your love for all-things denim.
Update your denim look by pairing it with current styles like denim on denim, a cropped sweater or oversized clutch . The possibilities are endless when it comes to something this versatile.   Like your growing supply of jeans, chances are you’ll want the denim skirt in every shade—even with distressed details. 
























How to Wear Head-to-Toe Neutrals

While fashionistas have been enjoying all-black looks for a few seasons now, another trend is slowly taking off: Head to toe neutrals. But nude doesn't necessarily mean beige or khaki—it ranges from off-white to cream and tan to caramel. There is something so utterly chic about wearing head to toe neutrals. You would usually think to pair neutrals with colour, but I’m loving this refreshing, head-to-toe neutral look.  

Perfect for the office and causal wear this summer, head-to-toe neutral is an effortless route to take.  But when it comes to creating an all neutral outfit, things may be a little bit more challenging. You don’t want to end up looking like your grandma’s living-room and you don’t want to end up looking too matchy matchy either. So here are a few fast tips on how to create a head-to-toe neutral look:

There are lots of neutrals out there – but if you look closely, you will see that every single neutral includes a small portion of one of the basic colours: purple, orange, grey, pink and so on. Well, don’t be afraid to mix these up – pick 2 different neutral tones for your look, then add a bit of white as a base.

Mix colour palettes within the same colour family. Don't focus on trying to match items exactly. There are so many neutrals- whether you are putting together an outfit in shades of white, ivory, beige or grey, choose items that variations of the same tone rather than trying to wear one solid colour.

Since you’re already going soft with the colour palette, go bold on mixing prints and patterns - go for different textures as well and mix thick and warm fabrics with delicate lace skirts or feminine tops.

Keep the tone of your look romantic and feminine – neutrals aren’t masculine colours by definition, so include extra sweetness in your look: crystals, hearts, princess-like A-line skirts or florals.

Use accessories to add an extra touch of glamour to the look. Whether it's a great statement handbag, a long necklace, or a stack of gold or silver bangles, accessories can glam up the look and instantly pull everything together giving you a complete polished outfit. Look for items that add that extra finishing touch without contrasting or competing too much.

Natural Makeup trends are being brought back this season in correlation with the above clothing trends as well. Sheer, barely there and a touch of colour. Natural makeup tricks and trends highlight your natural beauty, showcasing the real you, from head to toe, as the beautiful and confident woman you are.