It's Spring! Well, not quite. But, if you happen to visit your local mall, it's easy to think that warmer days are just around the corner. The stores are filled to the brim with light and bright tops and T's, sunny accessories and flirty footwear.
So, what will we be wearing in Spring or 09? The good news is that there`s no radical trend shift. Many of your looks of last year and wardrobe staples can be worn again and easily brought up to date with a few new pieces. There are three key items: a soft scarf, something bright and denim that`s light!
1. The scarf – We`re talking a soft, long and flowing Bohemian version. Wrap loosely around your neck and update just about any jacket or top. The colour choices are endless so select something to complement your complexion. Take a look at this relaxed look from The Gap.
2. Something bright – Hot pink is the, er, hot colour of the season. Of course, you don`t wear it head to toe. Just add a pink punch to khaki and whites with a totally up to date T like this one from Roots or an awesome accessory, like this terrific tote from Payless and colourful Roots classic.
Pink may not be the perfect choice for eveyone,so also be on the look out for other hot colours such as fiery orange and brilliant blues. These tops are from Banana Republic and Esprit.
3. Denim that's light! Who would have thought it! Distressed denim is ba-ack! So if you`re ready to update your jeans or jean jacket you may want to consider this 80s obsession. Select only one light denim item and wear with more structured pieces andéor solid colours. To be totally on trend, pick a pair of relaxed boyfriend jeans. I`d recommend that this look best suits taller types. So, if you are on the shorter side go for full length, rather than the cropped version, and balance out your body with a more tailored top. These looks are from Victoria`s Secret and American Eagle.
All these items take me back to the 80s. Who would have thought (certainly not moi) that the decade of doubful style-sense would have such an influence on our looks today? So dust off your Duran Duran memorabilia and get inspired to go back to the future.