Thursday, 19 July 2012

Spring Trend: Coral & Seafoam

It always seems like as soon as I've found my stride with a season's trends, another one starts and it's time to pack away all the clothes I've learned to love. With spring just around the corner and my summer clothes slowly emerging, I've decided to prepare myself this time 'round. Over the next few months I'll be updating SugarSolidTush with some of the top trends for the upcoming season, how to wear them and where to find them.

The first in the Spring Trend series is Coral & Seafoam. Don't be fooled by the nostalgically nautical name, this trend isn't limited to fairy-tale seaside palettes and includes colours like mint, shamrock, apricot and peach.

Lanvin Spring/Summer Campaign; Photographer: Steven Meisel/Art+Commerce; Models: Aymeline Valade, Othilia Simon, Marte Mei van Haaster, Angus Low, Johannes Shulze and Aaron Vernon.

If this look is too pastel and girly for you, take the look to an edgier place with a bolder palette by looking for richer values of the season's hues. Lighter complexions can play with the saturation of this look while darker skins tend to look better in deeper shades.

For a less intrusive version of the trend, use accessories like bags, shoes and jewellery to partake in the trend pairing them with neutrals like black, white, nude or gray. 

With this Neptunian trend playing off the romantic floral palettes of seasons passed, South Africa happens to be prepared with a variety of peachy or minty goodies available at most fashion retailers across the country.  Below is a quick layout with inspiration for the South African consumer.

Clockwise from left:
Platform heels R1 320, Supertrash at Zando; Backpack R379, Zoom at 36Boutiques; Jeans R280, Foschini; Cork wedges R329, Zoom at Zando; Bracelet R299, Joya Accessories at Zando; Essie Tangerine nail polish R99.95, Essie; Nude leather belt R150, Old Khaki at 36 Boutiques; Gem drop earrings R629, Janine Binneman at 36Boutiques.

Other images sourced from: LookbookWeheartitPinterest

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