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My Favourite Trends, Spring & Summer Dress Wish List
Lately I've been wearing dresses pretty much every day. Dresses are a very practical option for spring, because you can just throw them on and you're ready to go. They are so easy to style, aren't they? If you want to look more dressed up, you can always pair a dress with heels, if you want it to be casual, you pair it with sneakers. It doesn't get much easier than that. Anyhow, I caught myself thinking. What kind of dresses are my favourite ones? Honestly, I can't even answer them, because there are so many different styles that I like and these days we are really spoiled for choice. However, I must say that I'm really into many of the dress trends that have emerged this spring season. That makes my choice a bit easier because it helps me to decide what kind of dress I want to wear.
First of all, as someone who loves prints, I'm pretty ecstatic about the printed dress trends: checkered, polka dots, stripes, floral and geometric. All kinds of print dresses are gaining popularity and I for one am really happy to see that. Secondly, the colour trends this season offers are fascinating. Basically, we have two contradicting trends: pastel and bold colours. I feel like this season is not so much about a certain colour, as it is about exploring different shades. Crayon colours have been really trendy, but so have pastels. Both have a lot going for them and as someone who paints, I'm always excited to see people trying up different shades and exploring colour more. It seems to me that both crayon and pastel shades can look fantastic with a tan. They can also enhance our tan. According to some colour specialist, if we opt for a colour that complements our skin tone, we can create an illusion of having slightly tanned skin even if we are of fair complexion. What do you think? Can a nice dress replace a bronzer? Certainly there are colours that make us look better, so it is good to find out what those are.
BOLD FLORAL PRINT DRESS
We all know that floral print is a classic. We embrace it every spring and summer. It may not terribly original to wear this print in spring time, but it works and it feels natural. There are blossoms everywhere and I think that for most of us mimicking nature just feels right. Nature is always the best inspiration, so the fact that so many women are choosing to wear floral print for spring, makes perfect sense to me. However, if you want to stand out of the crowd, I recommend you to choose a bold floral print. Think outside the box a little bit. When we are speaking about colours that are trendy this year, we have to notice that crayon colours are stealing the show. Bold yellow, red and etc. are a great choice for this spring. Bold yellow has been trending a lot lately. So, why not choose a dress with a big floral print that just happens to come in crayon yellow? You can also choose a combined print. Bellow you can see a midi dress that comes in mixed print (lemon and floral) as as well as a mini dress that comes in sunflower print. When it comes to the length, I have a feeling that this season anything goes. Maxi, midi or midi, we can see all kind of dresses on the streets. It more about colour and print, that about length this year, so just choose whatever you're comfortable in.
Again, checkered and gingham are not a surprising option for spring and summer. Technically speaking, checkered and gingham are not the same print, but they are very similar. These two prints that obviously comes in a minimun of two shades. Most of the time it is a combination of white with another colour. Often it is white paired with black or red. However, this season we're seeing a lot of yellow and white checkered items. Moreover, some designers have been mixing it up a little bit, going as far as creating something that could be described as a mixture of tartan and checkered print. What will it be, it is for you to decide. If you're going for a sweet look, it's good to choose the classical black and red checkered look. Yellow is also a great option. If you want to stand out of the crowd, you can always look for a more dramatic gingham print. Alternatively, you can also have fun with different styles and cuts. If a dress has interesting details, it will automatically be more fashion forward. I actually have one gingham dress I made myself, I need to find it pronto.
The dresses I choose to share with you today are all from Zaful, so that's where you can find them. How do you like them? Have you already embraced some of these summer and spring trends ? If you have, what kind of dresses have you been wearing? I've been wearing mostly printed dress myself. I'm also leaning toward bold coloured ones. As I said, I've already embraced wearing printed dresses, but I haven't worn all the prints yet so I'm really looking forward to exploring some of the other print options. I also plan to wear more pastel colours. I guess I just want to explore everything this spring and summer has to offer. What are your plans? Do you think we had good luck with trends this year? What is your favourite spring/summer dress trend?
Whether you're longing for spring to come asap or not, one thing is certain- winter is not going anywhere. The cold weather is not going to end up anytime soon, not in this part of the world. It's snowing in most of Europe and the weather is quite cold. What are we do to if not dress appropriately, and that means dress as warmly as possible? Not long ago I published a post about winter accessories that keep us warm. Today I'll be talking about one of them in particular and that would be the oversized scarf. I've always loved big scarves and I have quite a few of them, some vintage, some I made myself. Lately, however it occurred to me that I should get one of those new trendy oversized ones, the kind that you can use as blanket. You know how much I love colour, right? Well, beige is no exception so I was happy to see it listed as one of the biggest trends this season. I picked up this beige oversized scarf for next to nothing in New Yorker. It's super cozy and …
Everyone knows that flowers make for a great prop, something very useful in these visual days. Moreover, in this time of social media, we are all looking for good photography props, aren't we? Bloggers, influences and what not, everyone wants to make their photographs pop. Flowers are a great way to do just that. Dried flowers are even better, because you don't have to worry about their expiry date. Dried flowers are also a great way to recycle (when you make your own) and preserve memories. I've been drying flowers for quite some time and there is really nothing to it. You can also buy dried flowers (or even fresh ones if you prefer). They are simply a perfect addition to flat lay photography.
Today I'll speak about creating 3D dresses on fashion illustrations. Now, you don't have to know how to do fashion illustration to try your hand at this. You can trace some of the fashion templates available online (be sure to make sure the author is o.k with that) or you c…
Writing this post took forever, and not just because I'm not exactly sure how many books I read in 2018. I did try to keep a track on goodreads but sometimes I forget to add books that I'm reading there. I'd say that I probably read around 80 books last year, give or take a dozen. I do love to read, as readers of my blog might already know or suspect. Here comes a list of my last year favourites. The list is written in no particular order. The links are not affiliated ( I tried to join Amazon affiliate program in the past but they rejected me saying that my blog doesn't have enough views so yeah it's all regular links). In cases of classics the books are linked to sites such as Project Gutenberg or Oxford University where you can find free copies. In case of modern works, I linked them up to my own blog posts (when relevant), Wikipedia or the authors' sites.
I had a pretty good reading year, I'd say. Some of the books I read I actually discovered in my ow…