Some things from the ’80s won’t go away. It’s not just the music or the pairing of leather and lace, it’s neon bright colors! And like Madonna, they’ve gotten chicer with age. You can see how Madonna wore it then, how Nikki Reed wears it on the red carpet , and how Monet Mazur rocks very bright red jeans shopping around town. Sarah Jessica Parker — that fashion forward gal — is combining two trends: brights and color blocking! We likey.
7. ’20s Revival
This is like which came first–the chicken or the egg. Why? Because there were a wellspring of deco duds from Ralph Lauren, Alberta Ferretti and Gucci. And it might’ve stayed there, but The Artist’s lead actress Berenice Bejo wore a Gucci flapper inspired dress on the red carpet, Baz Luhrmann’s remaking the Great Gatsby, and even the girls of Downton Abbey are heading into the roaring 20s… et voila! What was pretty to look at on the runway is now a hot trend!
8. Color Blocking
Color blocking is fun! It’s mixing complementary or clashing colors together to create visually stunning look. We first saw this trend on the fall 2011 runways and it’s still going strong. Perhaps because it’s an easy and oh-so wearable trend.
Like color blocking, we’ve seen and loved this trend before. It’s one of the perfect looks for spring, because it’s romantic as an April night. As you can see from the runway photos, the best way to style lace is to have one stand-out lace item, and the rest are NOT lace. You do that so your pieces don’t compete and that you don’t look like a runaway tablecloth.
This is one trend that you can always count on come spring! Jaunty striped tops, anchor embellishments, big buttons, crisp lines and high waists. It’s a trend that’s crisp, clean and looks great on everyone. Anchors away!
PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.
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