Spring + Summer Fashion Forecast for Chicks
This spring presents a plethora of trends likely to satisfy most any style palette. Austin is a great place to spot the experimental and an even better place to find unique flair to add to spring’s mainstream looks. Keep your eyes peeled for the following while prowling the streets.
Floral, Flirty, and Feminine
Satisfy your girly side by wearing an uber feminine floral dress with a nice pastel heel. For those of you who only have so much patience when it comes to getting all dolled up throw a leather jacket over a flirty frock to add a bit of edge and make a more subtle display of your womanhood.
Military and Khaki
One of the biggest trends on the Spring 2010 runway were the military chic and khaki themes. Although Balmain’s military jacket may be over the top for some (not to mention an impossibility on any budget other than Beyonce’s), a khaki trench, army green cargo skinnys, and the 80%20 hidden wedge sandals I am personally obsessed with are all great for a subdued take on this look.
This style was popular last spring and has returned for 2010. Eva Mendes rocks the trend perfectly without overdoing it by keeping it simple. It can be easy to look as if you are on your way to a costume party, by pairing only one or two nautical pieces together you will look more like you’re ready for Cape Cod than the set of Gilligan’s Island.
Denim has always been a staple in Texas, but this season, even a New York City housewife can get away with a great denim dress. Although the denim jacket is a classic l suggest switching it up with Gap’s faded denim dress (left) and Jeffrey Campbell Leather wedge sandals (right) for a fresh and current approach.
Tribal and Tie Dye
This trend happens to be my personal favorite. If you love wearing bright colors and ethnic designs than you should be quite pleased to hear tribal is in! Designers like Gucci, BCBG Max Azria and Proenza Schouler are saying yes to color and lots of it! Accessories a the exotic skin python and leather cuff complete your tribal look, sure to bring out the strong independent female in all of us. (Similar cuffs can be found downtown at Girl Next Door from local designer Marnie Cooper of Marnie Bugs.)
By Sarah Malik
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