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August 09 Edition Cover

Launch into spring

31 Aug 2010

The sun is shinning and birds are singing and it’s all because spring is here … and with the beginning of spring comes a new fashion season.

Now some may shrug off fashion as though it isn’t important, but you must remember that fashion impacts many facets of our lives.

Fashion represents an immeasurable number of jobs and millions of dollars. We have events in its honour, social outings with friends to buy it, it can define us, we discuss it, judge people on what they’re wearing and most importantly we live our lives through fashion. Like it or not it’s important.

So to celebrate fashion and the launch of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Docklands News has decided to simplify things for women and bring you the top trends of the season.

Bare it all – Nude is probably the most talked about trend of the season with many designers opting to include at least a few designs in a nude tone. Though a pretty and delicate looking trend, nude shades tend to wash out many people’s complexions. So if you want to work the trend, then perhaps opt for a black top with a nude skirt.  This way the nude colour is away from your face and will have less chance of washing you out. Alternatively, opt for nude accessories including scarf, sunglasses, handbags and shoes.

Romance flourishes – Pastels and flowers. Pastel colours are back with baby blues, pinks and yellows prominent on the catwalk. Again, subtle colours can wash out people’s complexions. So stick to accessories or, if you must, invest in a good tan.
Though if you just want to get in on the romantic feeling of spring then try a dress with a floral print. Ruching, frills, draping and fabric folds are also a major trend.

70s are back – The 70s are back at least in the pattern stakes so if you feeling like making a bold statement this spring then the pattern is here to help. When trying on clothing with patterns make sure you check out your problem areas (if you have any) because patterns can draw attention to those areas.

Military precision –  Now don’t go reaching for your combat boots. Military is back in the form of khaki being the dark colour of spring with tones ranging from greens to browns to sandy-colours. Military detailing, lightweight jackets, shirts and pants are also in style. This trend will work for most people so go crazy with it and have fun.

Fresh and nautical – An old favourite is back with strips, polka-dots and bold red, white and blue – freshening up spring. If you have the courage to wear horizontal stripes then go for the old blue and white or red and white top i.e. white bag, red top and navy shorts. 

Otherwise, try wearing red white and blue, or at least two of the colours, in block colours. If you must wear stripes, wear a striped scarf as a belt, on your bag or around your neck.

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