Spring is almost here ‘down under’ in Australia and with the change of season comes change in fashion. Christine Blundell, from My Private Stylist and Fashion Editor for Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond, has put together some looks for the Spring/Summer 2018/2019 Season.
I’m loving the ‘classic’ looks that she has put together and actually have some similar items in my wardrobe. This means I can still be in fashion without spending too much money.Spring/Summer Fashion Trends.
In the fashion industry, as we know they start 12 months ahead often with predicting and creating the coming trends. While I am the first to admit that we shouldn’t feel that we have to be a slave to fashion, because it’s more about style, I love going on little “Artist dates”* to discover what is ahead for the next season and going on fashion websites and leafing through the magazines to see the style boards that are created and how I can put my own personality on them. Wherever I look in the shops at the moment, I see lots of florals and nautical looks.
We often find that some looks are classics and are seen year after year, these are the garments that are well worth investing in quality items. They are what I would call style, whereas fashion, those looks that might only be around for a season are not worth spending a lot of money on. Notice I said- investing and spending.
One particular look that I personally regard as Classic is the wrap dress, for two reasons.
Firstly it is a style that is flattering to almost all body shapes and secondly it is always in fashion.
You will notice in my style board I have chosen 2 wrap dresses, one in floral which is very much on trend this season and the other is in a more classic pattern.
I absolutely love wrap dresses and also wrap tops as the slight gather at the side draws they eye away from the tummy, defines the waist and gives a little wriggle room. They can also be worn by all age groups and on all occasions- to work, casually with sandals or dressed up with heels for an evening out or a wedding.
I love the nautical look as it is refreshing, casual, yet smart and again suits all ages.
When thinking nautical, think stripes both vertical and horizontal, mixing colours of navy, white and red, although you don’t need all three together. They can be in tee shirt, ¾ or long sleeves tops, capris or shorts, pants or skirts.
It’s a very versatile look. Complete the look by adding sneakers, slip ons or sandals. And don’t forget the nautical tote!
While polka dots are not everyone’s taste, they have been popular since Mini Mouse first wore her red and white polka dot dress ! They have made a resurgence again for Spring/Summer, not only in garments but in accessories- bags, shoes, scarves. If you would like to try it, but aren’t quite brave enough to go all out with a polka dot dress, start out with a top or scarf. Navy and white or black and white as in the image below look very classy.
The handbag, while not being polka dot, but petals, is a lovely twist on the theme.
Athleisure is athletic wear that is also worn for leisure, is becoming more and more a hot trend now and one I know many of you will be rejoicing about! We love our comfort clothing!
Clothing worn for exercise is now finding its way out of the gym and onto the street and is also seen as acceptable in some work and social situations.
Fashion and style are making more of an appearance in athletic wear, which I think is a good thing. I love all these looks from motto.com.au I have my eye on the animal print leisure pant, love animal print!
So there you have it, it is by no means an exhaustive list of the looks coming in, but I have chosen ones that I feel would appeal to a wide range of our readers and those that are suitable for all ages. It’s always fun to to see how you can make the look your own.
We all have different Style personalities that express who we are.
I would love to hear what you think and maybe even see some of your photos.
* The Artists Way by Julia Cameron
What is your favourite look?