A Taste of Spring!

How time flies! Spring is right around the corner which means it's soon time to switch out your winter hand bag and pack away the parka! There are tons of new trends for this season, I'm going to fill you in on some of my fav's! 

It's all about birds! Bird prints, bird accessories, birds birds birds! They are popular in a small print or large print - so many ways you can rock this trend. Manish Arora, an Indian fashion designer who last year was appointed creative director of the womenswear collection of the French fashion house Paco Rabanne, envisions the bird trend a little different then you or I... 

Let us be inspired by his vision and work it into our everyday wardrobes with more wearable toned down options such as these... 

Another great trend for spring (one of my favourites which I will definitely be investing in) is the "Peplum" style dress or skirt. Super flattering on pretty much every body type. 

**Penny Saver Tip** Want to create the look without purchasing a new piece? Take a top that is a bit longer and has more fabric through the body and pair it with a pencil skirt the compliments the top or is close in colour.  Then belt the top! There you have it, your very own Peplum dress creation! It will look something like this... 

It's ALL about pastels! Which I couldn't be happier about - I ℒℴѵℯ pastels! Pairing pastels together is so much fun and so extremely feminine. I've also noticed it's all about the fabric those pastels are on, which tend to be super delicate fabrics like chiffon, lace, silk etc. 

The silloutte that seems to be popping up everywhere is a drop waist or no waist at all... take a look! 

**Penny Saver Tip** Want to create your own drop waist? Easy! So many options but one I came up with is... Pair a longer pleated chiffon skirt with a long graphic T, something like this... Also layer in a light weight long tank to add to the drop waist effect - try something in a pastel ;) 

More spring trend posts to come but some things to keep your eyes peeled for in the mean time are...  

- digital imaging prints 

- colour blocking 

- matte satin 

- pleating 

- sea and garden themes 

so MUCH more to come!