Spring Rules

It’s raining, it’s pouring… On a day like today it’s easy to pretend that spring is just around the corner.  Denial isn’t pretty; so let’s not fool ourselves. February’s twenty-eight days can feel like the longest and most brutal month of winter. For fashion mavens, there’s a quick cure for the winter blahs.  It’s as simple as a jaunt to your favourite shops.  Yes, ladies, spring fashion will soon be in store! Say farewell to textured tights, sweater dresses, and Jay-Z’s all black everything (though feel free to keep rockin’ your black biker jacket). Spend one of February’s frostbitten days cleaning out your closet to make way for these spring 2010 trends:

  1. White in every shade prevails. Make sure you carry stain remover or stick to gin & tonics instead of that raspberry mojito .
  2. If you’re way too accident prone to pull off  an all white look, don’t fear because colour is also big this spring.  Pantone shows off great hues in their spring 2010 fashion + home colour report. Colours du jour include turquoise , tomato, coral, voilet (my personal fave), and yellow.  See the full report
  3. Racy lace, romantic ruffles  and provocative corsets were also hot. Attend a class with my favourite burlesque gal, Coco Framboise, if you need help flaunting your inner sex kitten.
  4. Warrior women were all over the runway.  Bold prints, metallic accents, and tribal details are big again so dust of your gladiator sandals.
  5. Neutral nudes worn head to toe is the cornerstone of this spring’s minimalist look.  Even jewellery and make-up should be toned down.  With so much colour this muted look might be a great way to stand out.
  6. Denim is in, especially shredded and sliced versions.  Think you’re crafty? Grab the scissors and a worn pair of jeans for a DIY project.  The rest of us can just buy some and save ourselves the embarrassment.
  7. Get fit this spring, or at least look the part with the sports inspired fashions on the way.  Mix activewear into your work wardrobe if your office goes business casual or wear the look head to toe on the weekend.

See these trends and more on the runways at FashionWatch.com.  You get a front row seat at all the major fashion week shows from the comfort of your couch!

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