Now that it is time to pack away the coats and sweaters, you may find your closet looks a little sparse. With the New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week’s coming to a close, there are some common trends that you can add to your spring wardrobe. Fashion editor Georgia Benjou at Denver’s ‘5280’ magazine stated during a local fashion show in Castle Rock, Colorado, that many spring trends were going back to 1970’s styles -think flowing dresses or bohemian colors and patterns- and that lace ruffles, denim leggings and floral prints were back for another season.
Glamour magazine also shares their idea of the top spring trends of 2010. Tie-die print on shirts and maxi dresses, fold-over necklines that are a bit more classy than casual over-the-shoulder tops, tailored vests and bright colors like yellow and scarlet are all trends found on the runways. One trend that has seemed to stay around for awhile is the military-inspired jacket, which is lightweight and stylish for spring.
Each of the trends on the runway are often too expensive for most people to buy. If you are on a budget, choose an item that is not too trendy and make a purchase, and then select the more trendy items for less at stores like Target, Kohl’s or Forever XXI. Spending the big bucks on a timeless piece is much smarter and will last through the year.
Since maxi dresses are going to be hot this spring, check out styles at Old Navy, Target or Forever XXI. Target is also a great place to find designers for a fraction of the cost. As of spring 2010, Jean Paul Gaultier is featuring a collection of dresses, outerwear, swimwear and tops for under $70. Other notable designers that have had featured collections at Target are Rodarte, Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, and Alexander McQueen.
Forever XXI offers floral print dresses and tunic for under $25, as well as lightweight silk tops. Their Heritage 1981 line features plenty of vintage looks, from floral-lined blazers to flowy skirts and dresses for under $30.
If you are not into specifically buying a certain trend, check out some of your favorite stores and buy clothes you are comfortable with that feature a design inspired by current runway looks or styles.
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