This morning as a chatted with a lovely stylist I trained last year (who is happily out there now doing and learning every day:-), I was reminded of something I went through a few years back when I was busy running consultations and building my business. I lost interest in shopping for myself! Sounds weird doesn’t it? The stylist who did want to shop?!
Did you ever spend so long working on something you love, that you grow to be a bit ambivalent to the whole thing? It’s now work, it feels different It was a phase, thankfully. But it took time for me to get my own mojo back.
This I realise is how and why I enjoy the trends. Not because I want to buy into them all or shop every last one. I want to gleam that one ‘thing’ that may stand out to me for some reason, the thing that keeps me ‘into it’. It could be a colour I see that reminds me of a top I haven’t worn in ages that I must pull out of my wardrobe. It could be a length of skirt that you used to wear but because life or whatever got in the way, skirts became a thing of the past. Whatever the reason, the trends in my mind should simply spark a little something in us that excites our style, gets us thinking or perhaps inspires us to try out something new this season.
So, thank you Teresa for the chat and for reminding me to share the fact that even the stylist sometimes needs the inspiration, the push and the little spark. Hope the trends and ideas I have gravitated towards to share, help you this season too.
Headscarves & Turbans
Well I must say I love a good hair solution that means I don’t need to spend 20 minutes blowdrying my hair! You’ve got to make this trend your own. It can be as simple as a hair bobbin with a nice little bow to the full on headscarf or in between the one I love to wear, a wide hair band.
It is a definite fabric you will see on the high street. For me it could be the fact I am wedding dress shopping and I seem to be gravitating towards it but I do like a little lace! For my everyday wardrobe I probably would add something like a blazer with lace detail. Nothing too girlie for me!
Also known as magenta. Oh how I loved seeing this shade! This is the pink I love to wear – and I’m not an overly pink person. I’m not sure what I would like in this shade yet but with all the coral and yellow everywhere this is a colour I LOVED that not everyone is showing from the catwalks.
I call them my print! There will be lots of graphic prints, slogan tee shirts, patterned suits, butterfly motifs and lots of other types of prints but sometimes less is more. Especially if you want to add pieces to your wardrobe that last the test of time. I think polka dots will be my print of choice.
The Trench Coat
Well, this is just a super practical trend! What I mostly love is that I have seen an array of colour choices too so your trench does not have to be cream or khaki or navy! I have seen peaches, hit green and lots of olive tones. I have a deep green faux suede one from Zara from about 4 or 5 years ago and I will definitely be pulling it out for a few wears this season.
Just love this. I definitely gravitate more towards clean lines and simple to wear pieces that you can dress up or down. COS would be a go to shop I would think of for this style. In fact, I have a long sleeveless flat black COS dress that fits this bill perfectly. I might just opt for a new sandal or perhaps headscarf to update the look.
Tea Length Dresses
I think I want to do a post talking just about this length of skirt/ dress for spring. It’s going to be my new favourite length. Sick of the midi? Or perhaps like me, if your pear shaped and feel your curves around the hips and bum then the midi (just below the knee) can feel sometimes like it just makes your hips seem bigger. Enter the tea length. Just that little bit longer and just somehow feels a whole lot different to the midi. Try it!
Easy Flat Sandals
You heard right, flat sandals are a thing this Spring/ Summer. Along with all the crazy architectural heels and tangerine colours; we will see fun, comfortable, detailed flat sandals that will be should be easy to shop and easy to wear!
As I am a neutral girl a lot of the time, I try to pick one or two brighter colours that catch my eye each season and just use these to add that pop of colour! I may not always buy an item of clothing though. I am more likely to pick up a cobalt blue handbag or head band! See, find a colour you like and interpret it in your way!