Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Fashion Good Enough To Eat

With Paris and New York’s fashion week stint already over, this month it was the turn of London to welcome the style elite to our shores. The fashion hungry were desperate to get their mits on a ticket, paps tried to blag their way past security, and A-listers commanded the front row; it was typically an event not to be missed in any fashionista calendar. 

As well as the six-day fashion extravaganza taking place in February, last month saw Mr Posh himself strip off all in the name of style. Thousands of flustered girls screamed their way through the crowds to get a glimpse of Mr Beckham himself as he launched his own range of figure hugging underwear for high street store h&m.

Aside from the hunky footballer getting the fashion pack all hot and bothered, we mustn’t forget the trends that barged their way to the front of Fashion Week and were thrust into the spotlight. Tribal print, military styles and florals graced the runway, but the trend on everybody’s hips was pastels. As a result, the high street is awash with soft candy tones as big name designers such as Vera Wang and Calvin Klein continue to egg on the summer with their cutesy coloured styles.

Even as the cold snap is sent packing back to the Antarctic for another year, the dull weather just doesn’t show signs of shifting. So what better way to bring on the summer than with a plethora of ice-cream hues and sherbet shades to indulge in? Forget black as the fashion packs go-to colour this spring, pastels are making a comeback. Pretty sugared almond shades of mint, vanilla, sky blue and lilac are the freshest colours to hit the catwalk and complement this season’s sweeping ladylike mood perfectly. Pastels 
Whether it’s skirts, shirts, shoes or jewellery, the pastel trend has wormed its way into every seasonal palette possible, giving you the chance to embed these soft tones into any outfit combination.

Don’t be afraid to whole-heartedly embrace this spring trend and combine different pastel shades in one sitting. Whether it’s mint green, soft pink or lovely lavender, there is so much to choose from. If you want to incorporate pastels into your casual every-day wardrobe, try some sherbet-shaded trousers with a basic white top and cream jacket. Alternatively, jazz up your outfit with a peach pastel coloured accessory; like a bag or belt. If it looks a little cold outside to brave the complete pastel look, try pairing softer-hued jeans with a cosy grey sweater and black ankle boots for a perfectly weather-appropriate winter look. New Look has the perfect selection of candy coloured jeans to help transpire the summer mood. 

For a night on the tiles, make a bolder colour statement by accessorising an all-black ensemble with a minty green clutch or citron satchel. Imitating styles from the catwalk, high street store Miss Selfridge has nailed this trend. For cutesy pastel dresses and flowing candy-coloured skirts, head to style-Mecca Topshop where there is a whole host of designs and shades to choose from .

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