Happy Monday (if there’s such thing), my sweet readers! Today I have for you the fourth part of our Spring 2013 Trend Report special and a much needed one. Europe’s in the middle of a cold and snowy streak so the hope of Spring is the ultimate pick-me-up. And while we are locked up inside our homes, wrapped in blankets, keeping safe from the rain, we can get a little ahead of ourselves and start planning our seasonal purchases.
For today, it’s all about solid and bright. Yes, some designers went all dark and somber in their Spring collections, thankfully, others remained true to what the real essence of Spring is: bright colors, happy prints and lightweight fabrics. One of the strongest trends of the season are candy solids, colors that can definitely make an outfit pop. Remember how two Springs ago we had bold color-blocking and last Spring we had pastels galore? Solid candy colors are in between: strong mint, salmon, powder blue, bubblegum pink.
WHO DID IT?
- Christopher Kane / Mulberry / Tibi
- Gucci / Pringle of Scotland / Marni
You can candy color-block (now that would be a sweet sight for sore eyes), you can add a bright hue to a neutral palette or you can mix it and match it with prints and different textures. The choice is yours!
MUST-HAVE PIECES: A couple of candy-colored, silk button-down shirts, a pair of salmon tapered trousers, a mini shift dress in a bubbly pink shade and sweet version of a biker jacket or a blazer.
- Blouse, Diane von Furstenberg
- Shorts, Valentino
- Top, 3.1 Phillip Lim
- Belt, Christopher Kane
- Sunglasses, Sheriff&Cherri
- Jacket, Emporio Armani
- Dress, J. Crew
- Necklace, J. Crew
- Trousers, Stella McCartney
- Sneakers, Opening Ceremony
- Bag, Mulberry
- Heels, Jimmy Choo
- Sweatshirt, A.P.C.
- Button-down, Whistles
- Biker jacket, Vero Moda
- Sandals, ASOS
- Sunglasses, Henrik Vibskov
- Skirt, Topshop
- Crepe dress, Tibi
- Heels, ASOS
- Satchel, Modcloth
- Trousers, Topshop
Like the solid candy trend? Like my candy version of Willy Wonka? Let me read your thoughts and comments!
Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: Net-a-porter, Style.com, Topshop, Polyvore, Farfetch, River Island, Target
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