Again, I’m behind with my blogs. Although in my defence I’ve been monumentally busy selling almost everything I own on Ebay. Well, that’s a slight exaggeration, but I have been selling lots of stuff. Anyway, I’ve raised enough money to fund some of my new S/S wardrobe. Which is no bad thing. I’m not dead excited about this season’s trends, but there are a couple of looks out there that I’m drooling over.
So, the biggest trend by far is 70s - Flares, flares and more flares, lots of Biba inspired maxi dresses, wedges, wide leg trousers and big hats. I really like this sort of look and it’s something that you could quite conceivably wear on the school run. It also looks set to be around for A/W too, so it’s worth investing in. On the downside, flares can be a tad tricky for the vertically challenged amongst us (I’m 5” 4 1/2 - and yes, whilst it’s childish to mention the 1/2 it all adds up if you are short). I ordered a Twenty8Twelve pair from Outnet but they totally wrong for me, so I ordered a pair from Gap, which arrived about an hour ago and I’m going to try on in a mo.
I love the big hat thing too, although I can only see myself wearing one on holiday, which raises the problem of do you either a) put it in your suitcase and pray it doesn’t get crushed b) carry it on the plane, which totally messes with my dream that one day I will achieve effortless travelling, instead of being the red faced woman at the airport with the largest handbag ever.
Erm, what else. Oh, yeh, Block colours, as in whole outfits in acid brights, but in simple cut dresses etc. I am on board with this too, and Topshop are doing some lovely dresses that are rip offs of those ace designs by Goat.
Mismatched Florals, tricky and potentially something I could get disastrously wrong, so I may give this one a miss. Although I am liking the floral wide leg trousers at Bhs (weird, but true) and Next.
Big Tropical Prints, a bit Carmen Miranda for me. Pineapple earrings, banana print skirts etc. Potential to date pretty damn quick too, but if you love the tropical print look, New Look do have a couple of skirts that nail the trend at less than £25, so from a fashion maths point of view, you could still do it without much outlay.
Quirky Librarian Look - I’m loving this by the way. Brogues, camel colours (handy if you bought into this last season), structured bags, chunky shoes (and maybe glasses?). Have already ordered myself some more clogs to wear with some thick tights, but need a few other bits to achieve full on quirkiness.
The thing that I loved the most though, that almost had me licking my magazine with lust, were the striped sandals at Prada. Got to get me some of these. Maybe I will have to sell everything else that I own on Ebay? Still, probably worth it.
There are a few other things as well, but it’s the usual sporty/futuristic thing and the new take on the safari theme, that is around every S/S.
Off to try on my flares… will keep you posted.