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With the arrival of spring comes a new style guide from Spain to inspire your wardrobe for the season. The style is greatly inspired by the 70’s but will surely get you pumped up for 2011. These are the ten commandments for this spring:
Go for denim: It is going to be one of the most important fabrics this season and one which you definitely should add to your closet. Denim is a must-have but it does not have to be brand new – if you got something lying in the pile, dust if off and flaunt it.
If you dare go all the way, try for the complete look – shirt, skirt and boots to match. On the other hand, if you prefer the more subtle and classic look you can combine your denim with cream colors.
Get yourself a pleated skirt: This will be a hit for the season so make sure your wardrobe has one ready. Stylists are suggesting to tone down the rest of your outfit to focus the attention on the skirt – a tight-fitting t-shirt would be perfect.
If you plan to wear the skirt at night, bet for the long model that touches your feet – if you feel on the risque side, a knee-high model can be both daring and pretty. Keep in mind that not all girls can wear pleated, but if you are one of the lucky, these skirts are a fun way to spice up your style. And the shoes? Comfortable ballet flats will do the trick.
Roll it up: This year’s Spanish fashion will put a lot of emphasis on the straight and tight look but with the added detail of rolled-up hems. It is meant to be the new style for casual wear so expect to see it on the streets and in cafes – not at the office.
Jackets, shirt or cardigans are equally fitting for the ‘roll-up’ – get those sleeves up to your elbows and you will look great this spring.
Whip out the blazer: Stylists love this piece of garment cause a blazer tends to match with everything. Designer suggestions for this season is an oversized model in light, cream colors. It will look chic and fresh with a short dress or a pair of high waisted pants.
White on white on white: Dolce & Gabbana have stated that this season will be overflown with lacy dresses, crochets and embroiders, all in white. This will be perfect for beachwear but do not be afraid to mix it up for an urban style – try an embroidered blouse with Bermuda shorts for a change.
Bring back the 70´s: For this year, designers have found inspiration for new trends in the 70’s and the game is on for new interpretations of that decade. It will be a great opportunity for fashion-lovers to come up with their own ideas – would you dare to put your hair up in a stylish bun or wear a neckline? How about showing up at work in a long gauze dress? Be bold and you will own the room.
Try the ‘picnic’ look: Spring inspired bright and colorful fabrics and combinations – you should draw inspiration from the sun, the sky and the blooming nature. ‘Picnic’ is fresh and outdoorsy as well as uplifting and fun. Show your skin in short and tops of printed fabrics and in bold colors. Now is the time to get some color.
Speaking of which, embrace the palette: You should not shy away from colors this season – white is crisp and classic but make sure your wardrobe gets its essential splash of rainbow. The Spanish stylish recommend mixing and experimenting with different colors and taking the leap into the more flamboyant colors should not be off the table. If you prefer not to mix, go for something exiting – like an electric blue dress.
Make the unusual usual: When was the last time you wore that clean-cut tuxedo? Whatever happened to the stylish uniform jacket? How about that slim-wasted jumpsuit? If you have a special occasion this season, why not make it a little more interesting with an outfit that is bound to raise eyebrows. If you got the body and the courage, try something a little unusual and you will be sure to pack in compliment. If you need something a little less formal, try combining your unique garment with something more subtle – like you brocade shorts with a comfy blazer.
Reach for the sky: Prada wants us to wear ten cm, striped, plato shoes this spring – not for the faint hearted!
If you prefer something more comfortable (but still stylish), Chloé has the perfect suggestion – go for ballet pumps; they are very versatile when it comes to matching and comes in many varieties. Great fashion does not always have to be hard.