Spring Fever

Just a few more days until Spring is here and after a winter filled with somber colours, I for one am happy about the colours that will emerge with the season change. It’s time to celebrate the sun, the trees, the flowers and the ocean! Here is how:

Sunny glow

Yellow is one of the key colours for this Spring. So don’t be afraid to stand out and dare to try an outfit in a shade that fits your skin tone best. If you have a pale skin, try an outfit in a lighter, more dull shade of yellow. Any darker than that, a bright yellow will suit you perfectly.

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Seafoam happiness

Different shades and tones of sea colours are taking centre stage this season. Turquoise to powder blue will be seen on the streets and definitely on the beach. As long as the blue is clear or bright, it will be a hit everywhere.

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Still Minty

Mint follows the over obsessive girlfriend trend and is clinging on for another spring/summer season. But hey, just because you already have a dress in this colour, doesn’t mean you can’t buy another one… Right?

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Feeling Rosy

A feminine, rosy pink is another happy colour for Spring and as a girly girl, this is first on my shopping list!

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Cloud Nine

White is the perfect colour for this romantic season. While on cloud nine…why not dress the part?

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Trend Report

Dark, dramatic, somber. These are words that come to mind when thinking about the A/W 2013 season in South African fashion. But this is to be expected, we survived the “2012 the world is coming to an end, but not really” scare and now in 2013, everyone is rethinking their lives and all the decisions they have made along the way. What if this is it? What if there isn’t more to life than this?

No wonder we are dressing in such a dramatic way, expressing our emotions and concerns, showing the world that now is not the time to worry about what we’re wearing.

However, the Zeitgeist is starting to change and new beginnings, hope and growth are warming up in everyone’s hearts around the globe. Soon this will affect the way we dress, causing fashion to move away from dark and dramatic colours and moving more towards a brighter future (pun intended).

Studs, leather panels and black will be replaced with sequins, embriodery, beading and colours such as emerald green and seafoam blue. Silhouettes will flatter the body once again, hitting curves in all the right places. Glitz and Glamour will take over the world as we celebrate our lives and our hope for what the future holds.

The question now is: are you ready for this change? Are you ready to hope and dream? Are you ready to believe once again?…

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