This years’ Spring 2010 Runway collections were absolutely divine! Designers unveiled fresh and innovative looks ranging across the fashion spectrum. While it’s common to associate floral prints to many Spring trends, it was refreshing to see that the 2010 collections had far more to offer. On the contrary- they were edgy and consisted of neutral color palettes such as grays and even nude. Some may even say “beige is the new black!”
Among these looks you had your fearless trends like the hot pants– something you are more likely to see on Lady Gaga than on your typical night out. The hot pants (also known as boy shorts) are a bold fashion statement and yes, they are meant to be worn outside… in public. Think vintage pin-up girl with a modern twist. Since the hot pants exude an adequate amount of sex appeal on their own, tone it down by pairing them with a long-sleeved blouse- as seen on the Marc Jacobs runway- or even a blazer, and be sure to keep the shoes looking a bit demure.
For a more “wearable” every-day trend, knee- high socks are a fabulous addition to any outfit. Alexander Wang incorporated knee socks for his “school-girl” runway look and it was genius. However, I do have one little concern about this look…you have to be certain that you are pulling off the “modern” knee-high trend and not the Cher from “Clueless” knee-high trend. There is a fine line between the two and please be careful not to cross it. In order to avoid any confusion never ever pair your knee socks with plaid or you will instantly morph yourself back to the 90’s.
I realize some may find these trends to be a bit audacious for every-day wear at the office, but keep in mind that you have the ability to take these looks and make them your own. Alter these Spring 2010 trends to fit your style and take them from runway to real-life!