Mar 25, 2009

What are Spring 2009 Fashion Trends?

The true fashionista knows that when you are lining up your next season’s wardrobe to align with the trends, you need to follow suit with what the runways are telling you. True, runway collections are generally shown almost three seasons ahead of time, so it is easy to forget what the designers saw ahead for us last Fall when the Spring collections were shown. Fret not, use this handy guide as a refresher on what Spring trends for 2009 should look like as you begin to prepare your closet space.
Color palettes on the Spring runways were vivid. Think jewel tones with a bit of a push. This Spring’s fashionista is going to be a strong woman and reflect that in her color tones. Go bold with bright blues, fuschia, bold yellows and bright greens. These colors WILL dominate and add instant freshness to your outfit. What a way to climb out of the winter blahs!
When you are thinking garment structure, designs modeling futuristic motifs lead the packs on the runway. Look for eccentric cuts and lines, asymmetric shapes, and toned down metallics. Go metallic by night in matte golds and silvers, and let your bright colors dominate the days.
And if you like the asymmetry trend, you will be happy to know that one is not leaving any time soon. You will find this in tops, dresses, skirts, necklines, and even shoulder lines. The one shoulder dress is sticking around, and you know that is because it reveals just enough to maintain the balance between sexy and elegant. The beautiful thing about the one shoulder is there is NO figure this silhouette does not flatter.
You are also going to see a lot of ethnic influence in Spring 2009 trends. Designers are getting inspired by the exotic destinations they get to visit, so you will see this in bold patterns, animal print, and big floral influences. These are married with a softness and femininity that balances each trend. Designers Diane von Furstenberg, Emanuel Ungaro and Duro Olowu have managed to capture this essence in their collections with a sense of exotic that you simply can not ignore this Spring.
When you are choosing your Spring wardrobe, let this year’s trends be a lesson to you. The Spring fashion trends this year are all about giving up the old and bringing in the new. Any fears you had about trying trends are to be tossed out with your Spring cleaning. Go bold with big bold colors, in cuts and lines that are structured and contemporary. And, don’t be afraid to let a little animal love into your life. What are you waiting for?

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