Oh my! Where do I even begin? It has been far too long since I last wrote something for you all. I endeavor to write so much more now that I have to free time.
In addition to the release of January’s edition of Vogue Australia, i thought it wouldn't be fair if I didn't review the summer trends, straight out of the ‘Summer Handbook: VogueMOOD.’
The pattern is Gingham
Often mistaken for plaid is none other than Gingham. Both look merely identical, but with one massive difference. Plaid is a woven wool that creates a cloth texture where as gingham is crafted from a more natural light cotton blend. Out with the winter and plaid and in with gingham and summer! The stylish pattern has taken over the scene this season, covering everything from dresses to bikinis to sexy 90’s style crop tops.
The palette is Natural
This season, ‘natural’ is defined as raw materials in their unfinished states. This, along with earthy tones, loose shapes and the simplistic designs create a stylistic alternate vibe. Basic layering of these light, simple clothes and accessories allow an intricate attitude to rise. Times and trends like these ‘ignite the desire to let go.’
The silhouette is Tiered
Tiered frills, tiered ruffles, tiered dresses, tiered tops. How could anyone say no! Tiered is so addictive and chic and so underrated it’s so not fair. Layers upon layers of lace, silk or feathers. The silhouette, this season is just not complete without some form of tiered component. Perfectly complimented by an off the shoulder top or a tight fitting pencil skirt to accentuate the hips. Nothing beats tiered this season, nothing.
The motif is Dark Florals
Dark Florals, more specifically the pansy, are becoming more common and everyday. Although , becoming an introduction to everyday street fashion, they haven't lost their high class designer status. Examples like these are beginning to arise more in the general population, thoughtfully due to the ever growing ‘black market’ knock off chic. An evolutionary era where you can no longer tell a person's wealth by the clothes or shoes. We now live in a society where everything high class or posh can be made in a mediocre, second-rate, low standard way to fool not only the buyer but society itself. It can trick you into not only believing it, but sadly living it.