Trend Report Spring/Summer 2011

I am extremely sorry for not being able to blog in the last two weeks. But with my preliminary examinations now behind, I am back with vengeance.
So here is a post that will hopefully make up for my two weeks of absence.
It is the season of mist and mellows with the benevolent sunshine washing over all melancholy. Wondering how you can translate the joyous bliss in the air to your wardrobe? Read on to know ‘what’s in’ this spring/summer as I unravel the wardrobe staples that will help you put a stylish foot forward.
Color Me Bright: Spin the color wheel and pick at random! This season break all rules by clashing bright hues. ‘Color Blocking’ is a raging trend that will grab you the right attention. Play with dual palettes in the day and go bold for an evening out. Corals, fuchsia, turquoise, mustard, canary yellows, aubergines…incorporating these bright colors in your ensemble is the raring way to go.
Maxis and Longer Hemlines: This season flirt with longer hemlines in light fabrics. Maxis will make a comeback with their superfluous charm and breathe easy essence.  Team them with platform shoes, as they will give your colored beauty the perfect height and sway.
Ombre: The ombre trend will rule this spring/summer.  A reminiscent of sunsets, seascapes with its graded colors, ombre is to look out for this season. Be it dresses, skirts or tops, flaunt this trend stylishly.
Frills and Fringes: Frills scream feminine grace. Lend your shorts a spring/summer touch with a paisley printed frilled top or opt for an all plumed skirt with a basic in tucked top. A style symbol of the rebellious, fringes will add the right amount of drama to your wardrobe. Edged around ankle straps, bags, sleeves…don this trend as you soak the sun.
Go Pant All The Way: A cut above the rest ‘cropped pants’ are going to be en vogue this season. Relive the 50’s look with knee length or ankle extended variety. Wide legged pants too will be the glory this spring/summer. Heave them up and hold them high, clinching them at your waist with a belt.
Print It: Abstracts, bold imagery, delicate floral, polka dots…prints are big this season. Pay homage to your heroes by wearing their photographic prints on your sleeves. Try to extend this trend to your accessories. Think bags with photographic collages, printed and embroidered totes.
Accessorize It Right: Statement jewelry will keep you fashion forward.  Chunky, bejeweled neckpieces will add the right oomph to your outfit. Let big bangles, cuffs adorn your slender wrists. A trend fast growing, size does matter.
Hair and Makeup: Braids are going to be the most sought after this season.  Fishbone or four strands, tie your mane in a braid. Messy chic will also rule the roost. Leave your hair flippantly or top it up in a messy bun. Team with Coral or Pink lips. So give a miss to your cardigans and grab your wayfarers. This season look around for inspiration and  feel like a diva.
While now I have only broadly predicted the trends to look out for this season…you can watch out for many outfit posts coming your way in the following weeks which will cover all of the above trends in much more detail.
Also let me remind you about sending in your pictures for the Blog Contest which closes on 23rd Feb. In case you still haven’t send in your entries click here.
I also want to thank Saf who has added Streak Hue Fall to her list of favorite blogs which she recommends to other readers. Do visit her lovely blog along with the other recommended blogs here.
And a very warm welcome to all the new followers in the last few weeks :)
Untill the next post,
Kavya.
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