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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?
As I mentioned in one of my last post, I'm already thinking about what I might wear for all those festive occasions that are coming up. Autumn and Winter both have its fair share of festivities. Our social calendar can be quite busy this time of year with all the meetings, events, festivities, celebrations, family and work parties. Some of these social occasions come with a black tie dress code, so I decided to prepare some outfit ideas. A bit of formal wear inspiration for my readers. All of these photographs were taken the day before yesterday. We're enjoying a rather warm Autumn in Herzegovina but these outfits I'm sharing can be easily be adapted for colder weather. Just throw a warm coat or a blazer over them, and that would be that. That's what I plan to do once it gets colder. Anyhow, all four dresses I'll be sharing with you today are from Rosegal. This is my second collaboration with this site, if you want you can have a look at my first one here. With…
Time for another Fashion Illustration Friday talk. We'll talk autumn and share some new autumn inspired fashion illustrations & outfits. Autumn is a season with one of the most beautiful colour palettes. Just think about all those gorgeous gold and red leaves! Even the fruits of Autumn are visually stunning, for example the delicious and juicy fruits such as pomegranates and grapes. With so much to appeal to our senses, it's hard not to be appreciative of autumn. It is a stunning season indeed, so small wonder I was inspired to create some fashion art. Scroll down to see and read more.
AUTUMN COLOUR COMBOS TO CONSIDER
Besides enjoying the colours of autumn, I sure love wearing colour in autumn, and that's what I'll write about today. Whether we're talking about accessories or clothes, a bit of colour can take us a long way. Here are some illustrated & photographed colour combos to consider.
RED AND GREEN
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I was thinking about why I like tartan pattern so much, when one reason crossed my mind. I figured that it probably has something to do with the history and the culture behind this particular pattern. After all, I always say that traditional and folklore clothing (be it original or reproduced) carries additional value. Traditional patterns can be such an wonderful source of inspiration. Traditional patters have soul to them, one might say. The history of tartan is particularly interesting. Today we mostly associate tartan with Scotland, but according to some historians, tartan like fabrics were used by ancient Celtic populations spreading across the British Isles as early as the sixth and the eight century BC. Well, that one old pattern for sure! However, even if tartan clothes are really as old as ancient Celts, it is the still Scotland that is responsible for tartan we know today. Did you know that different tartan patterns can represent different Scottish families? Something like …