As we are moving quickly towards the change of seasons into summer, (except Melbourne – who is suffering with winter temperatures) we can see the change of fashion styling to hit the stores.
As the Spring Racing Carnival comes to the conclusion, it is able to give us a good look at what the hottest trends for summer will look like. Firstly we are beginning to see a lot of loud and bright colours that are featuring in outfits. They can be completely colour blocked or offset by adding just a dash of colour. The most dazzling pieces are coming in the form of Emerald Green or Ruby Red.
It is the season for geometric prints and monochromatic pieces, with many celebrities opting for the bright colours to accentuate the seasonal change. Black and white stripes are making reappearance with bold lines and contours.
White has made its return as one of the fundamental shades for the season. It is manifesting itself in a variety of looks including the 1920s and 1930s ruffles and lace. Teamed with lace are bold colours that reflect the changing mood of the year. We are seeing many streamlined looks with a pop of colour highlighting aspects of the design.
In addition to the strong distinguishable colours, we are still seeing a focus on pastel prints. Especially in the younger fashion, where tapered cuts are drawing definition in shapes and pattern trends.
And if you thought metallic was gone, you were wrong. The bright and contrasting colours are brought in by metallic belts and accessories.
Finally the last addition to the summer fashions are tribal inspired prints, animal prints in contrasting colours is developing as a fundamental must haves. These are reminiscent of the 1960s Hippie subculture with long kaftans and a variety of different patterns. In addition to long wavy locks we are seeing stylish head pieces.