The biggest trend for Spring/Summer 2010 are simpler, relaxed pieces. Designers have responded to our current economic climate with clothes that are classic, which a woman can wear for many seasons to come. The general color palette is softer, lots of beige and pastels and white. There is also a lot of leather being offered this season, hence the new phrase “summer leather.”
Out of all the trends, my favorite happens to be the complete opposite of soft, simple, and classic. It’s the warrior trend, which we’ve seen for a few seasons now. I love the sculpted shoulders and skirts. The look is aggressive, but still very feminine. It’s a little futuristic, very 21st century, and dare I say it? Yes, it’s a little Gaga-inspired.
Here are some of my favorite looks:
Balenciaga (Nicolas Ghesquière is a genius. Love him!)
Now some of you may be thinking, “I could never pull this off!” Well, you’ll never know until you try. I think the key is finding pieces that work on your body, with your shape. It’s also a good idea to offset a piece, like a sculpted skirt, with something softer, like a simple vintage tee. Then pairing the whole look with aggressive heels. Women have been demanding looks straight off the runway, head-to-toe. This definitely isn’t the way to go with this, or any other trends. Buy some pieces, mix them with the rest of your wardrobe, and own it. This is the difference between “style” and “fashion.”