Most of us cannot afford to have a completely different wardrobe each and every season. The key to sensible fashion is choosing pieces that can adapt. Here are a few ways to do this: colors that spice up everyday neutrals, classic styles that will still be trendy for several seasons, and well made semi-natural fabrics in contemporary prints. Most of us cannot afford to have a completely different wardrobe each and every season. The key to sensible fashion is choosing pieces that can adapt. Here are a few ways to do this: colors that spice up everyday neutrals, classic styles that will still be trendy for several seasons, and well made semi-natural fabrics in contemporary prints.
Color: Keep an eye out for the spicy yet fresh color palette for the 2010 fashion season. A variety of complementary shades will add life to you current neutral separates. Some of the popular hues include turquoise shades of green, coral oranges and pinks, and volcano reds that sizzle.
Style: Choose classic cut pieces with great darts and pleats that accentuate your body’s assets. Knee-length skirts will long outlast mini and maxi styles because they’re easy to pair with open-toe heels. Or add patterned tights and sleek leather boots depending on the weather. Coordinating pieces that layer well such as jackets and cardigans over dressy shell tanks will always be a hit.
Fabric: Linen fabric is a great choice if you’re looking to invest in pieces that are durable yet comfortable. It is actually stronger than cotton and most other fabrics and is naturally made of flax fibers. Not to downgrade cotton pieces, though, since cotton blends with Lycra are easier to wash and wear and are more flexible for comfort.
Patterns and prints: Popular ones such as floral, animal, and polka dots are being combined and updated in contemporary colors. An example is zebra and giraffe patterned accessories combined with primary colors such as red, yellow, and green. Retro floral prints with clean lines and paisley swirls are more versatile than realistic looking flowers with stem and leaves.
Keep your mind open to these easy and affordable ways to not only update but also maintain your existing wardrobe. Watch for bold colors that brighten up base colored pieces. Also make sure these pieces are cut and shaped in classic styles so they won’t be outdated before the end of their lifetime. Don’t forget to invest in soft and cool quality fabrics in prints that can liven your mood. And invest a little time to find out what’s new for the fashion season so you can incorporate this in your own closet.