Sunday, 11 April 2010

Get The Look: Spring 2010 Fashion Picks

Hello All,

Well, I hadn't written anything about fashion or style lately, mainly because I was confused about how to make spring/summer 2010 my own. I really liked the sharp shoulders and rocky, black leather and studs looks we saw last season, so I've found it hard to let go of that aesthetic and move on to something else. Ah, fash-wan, you are a cruel mistress.

But the recent burst of sunshine over the weekend helped to inspire me, got me thinking about ligher textures and colours and how I could navigate my way through a season that seems hell bent on florals and stonewashed denim, neither of which fit with how I want to look.

It's taken a while, but I think I've come up with a solution that works for me, and now I'm all fired up and ready to go shopping to bring it all to life. So, first up, I created this set to reflect how I'm going to approach spring dressing when the shops are such a mine field to me at the moment.




There's a dreamy romance in the air. The look I'll be going for in the new season features:

* nude leather
* a palette of: mint green/nude/grey/navy-blue
* fishtail plaits and messy braids and buns
* gold necklaces and bangles
* playsuits
* draping

And I've already got my eye on a few items I want to buy to drag my wardrobe into the new season:

All Saints 'Orielle' Nude Shoe-Boots

Until the weather is warm enough for sandals (which seems like it might be a while yet), there needs to be some alternative that's warm, but still goes well with spring dresses and shorts. I found these shoeboots which I think will bridge the gap nicely. I've picked these up new from eBay - not sure if All Saints are still selling them. The nude colour makes them appropriate for spring and will hopefully add a little new season edge to my outfits!

'Darling' Necklace

I really love this 'darling' gold necklace. It kind of reminds me of when name necklaces had a big moment when Sex and The City was around. I think its actually been sufficiently long since then to bring them back. I've always favoured silver jewellery, but I'm actually feeling like I want some gold now for some reason. I love the word 'darling' too, you can almost hear the plummy sound of it when you look at this necklace. Best of all, its only eight pounds from Boohoo.com.

Eyeko Vintage Polish

This is a fabulous jade colour - a greeny blue that I suspect was created partly in homage to Chanel's Nouvelle Vague, but it still seems really spring like and a new and unusual colour for nails. Available from eyeko.com for just three pounds fifty.

Also, I found a really good tutorial on YouTube from Imogen FoxyLocks about how to create a fishtail braid - this is a key look for the new season thanks to fashion editor's favourite Mr Alexander Wang.

I'm planning to go into town in a couple of weeks and try to find a few more items, so I'll be sure to update then!


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