4 Spring Trends I Need the Weather to Warm Up ForPosted: January 26, 2012
I’ve been back from L.A. for a full 3 weeks now and yet flashback images of the dusty pink and pastel purple houses, as well as the tall green palm trees that lined the streets of Venice still haunt me. Not to mention the sun that just wouldn’t give up. Those warm weather memories coupled with the days getting longer have my heart set on an early Spring on the Canadian west coast. Looking forward to bike rides, beach times and pretty spring attire. And so, I’ve rounded up 4 trends that I look forward to most next season, outlined below.
1. Mesh. We saw mesh throughout Jil Sander (bottom left and right) and Alexander Wang’s collections on the Spring Ready to Wear Runway. A sexy mesh dress is tough to pull off when trying to be taken seriously (and without evoking images of 80s body builders or Jared Leto) but worn over a simple t-shirt dress or long tank, is totally appropriate.
2. Floral-print pants. Citizen of Humanity (left), Diane von Furstenberg (right), among others, are applying floral prints to pants, from denim to lightweight jumpsuits. Whether big and bright or small and demure, florals once again take front and center this spring. The Citizen pants, paired with a sheer blouse or bustier top, will likely constitute my uniform for the next few months.
3. Top to bottom white. Valentino (left) and Jil Sander (right) designed striking white dresses for Spring 2012 that leave me speechless (well almost, you can’t really shut a 12-year old voice up). White may always evoke innocence and youth but, when paired with kick-ass details, it can outshine almost any crazy pattern mixing ensemble.
4. Semi-buttoned blouse.
Acne (left) and DVF (right) interpreted the same idea in two different ways on the Spring Ready to Wear runways. I’ll no doubt attempt both. Homies: if you see me walking down the street and it just ain’t working for me, HOLLER.