Good morning, my sweet readers! We are just three days away from the start of what will be a glorious fashion month. I’m already whipping up some posts and getting all prepped and ready for Sweet n’Raw’s coverage. In the meantime, I still have a bunch of Spring trends in the oven, sitting there, waiting to be published. While we wait for the Fall collections to walk the runways, we can start lusting after the Spring items that will be joining our closets.
Today I have for you an all-time favorite trend: LADY MELLOW. My affair with pastel colors began after my punk and goth teenage years. I went from being a girl with Che Guevara t-shirts and neck piercings, to being the queen of lace (no, not black and vampy, but sugary and pretty) with a powdery shades obsession. That’s why every time my beloved mint and my baby pink appear on the runway, I get high as a kite. This season, pastels are not the strongest trend but thankfully, they are still around. But the Lady Mellow trend is not only about pastels, it’s about powdery garments, with a ladylike vibe, lots of lace, crepe de chine, volume skirts, picture perfect handbags, sheer and jacquard, and lovey dovey knitwear. Think Betty Draper, when she was more sweet than sour.
WHO DID IT:
- Peter Som / Rochas / Erdem
- Christopher Kane / Carolina Herrera / Oscar de la Renta
MUST-HAVE ITEMS: A pretty yellow dress for sunny days. A pair of pastel, tapered shorts. A pink, flirty skirt. A pastel bikini (a girl always has Summer in her mind) and a bunch of powdery button-downs.
- Printed blouse, Equipment
- Tailored shorts, Moschino
- Diamond jumper, Carven
- Embellished slippers, Dolce & Gabbana
- Yellow dress, Rochas
- Green sunnies, Stella McCartney
- Mint coat, Moschino
- Structured bag, Miu Miu
- Blush skirt, Alexander McQueen
- Lace-up heels, Moschino
- Pussybow blouse, Topshop
- Mint bikini set, Carine Gilson
- Texture jumper, Chicnova
- Detailed flats, Zara
- Jacquard dress, Topshop
- Jacquard pants, J. Crew
- Vintage sunnies, Leonard Vintage
- Heart print skirt, River Island
- Shoulder bag, River Island
- Toe-cap pumps, ASOS
That’s it of the day! I still have a couple of trends before we unleash the Fashion Week madness, stay tuned!
PS: Sweet n’raw is almost two years old!
Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: Net-a-porter, Style.com, Topshop, Polyvore, Farfetch, River Island, Target
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