Sunday, March 18, 2012

Of Sunflowers and daffodils..

  Spring is upon us and if we look around, there are days that glitter bright with sunshine and greenery everywhere. It is also the time to go out and get a new, fresh wardrobe to celebrate the summer. This year, for spring summer, the runways ruled with a few trends that are going to define the whole look of the season. The main emphasis went to tribal and folk motifs, crafted prints, a lot of florals, a lot of lace and structured silhouettes. A whole lot of emphasis also went on reviving the vintage styles, silhouettes and taking that inspiration and putting it into something new, like for example, peplums were present across the globe, also note the lace leggings and blouses. A major part of the spring runway was also ruled by the sportswear inspired trend, or as we know it 'the athletic chic'.
Below are a few looks, new additions and latest for spring shopping from the
nordstrom online store but first, a beautiful springtime poem by none other than my favorite William Wordsworth.

a poem
by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling leaves in glee;
A poet could not be but gay,
In such a jocund company!
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

SS2012 trend spotting: #01 global culture influences: Be it Africa, India or Bali - fashion inspirations are pouring in from the most exotic of locations and the most creative of crafts.
the mantra being, the bolder the better. Look out for major fashion favorites like Ikat print, Tribal motifs and while at it, try going for the cigarette pants/ skinny jeans look that is so in this year. Also a big trend for SS2012 are shorts: from denim to silk, chiffon even lace, from florals to bold prints to color blocked.

Robert Rodriguez Crop Polka Dot Silk Pants $295

7 For All Mankind® Printed Denim Crop Skinny Jeans (Toffee Ikat Print) $189

Free People Print Shorts $50

SS2012 trend spotting: #02 Lace: Lace is a very big trend, seen across the runways, in different styles and silhouettes, it remains a big influence for this summer. Be it layered, with a bright, neon shade underneath or used for leggings, dresses or complete outfit, also seen a lot of lingerie inspired styles with lace and sheer fabrics. Just spotted beautiful ballet flats made with nude colored lace in the mall across the street from me.

Free People Gathered Tie Neck Lace Top $98

Robert Rodriguez oversized layered lace top $265

SS2012 trend spotting: #03 the wedge: biggest footwear trend this summer is without doubt, the wedge, from high heels to flat soles, in peep toe, sandals or booties, wedge heels are everywhere. To get the most out of this trend, combine it with another one-'the neon/bright colors' or 'color block' and you got yourself a shoe that can complete your summer wardrobe. There is a whole range of wedges in different styles and fit for any budget. Remember, the bolder, the better, wedge heels look great with anything, from a fitted trouser to a flowy skirt. Check out these few picks below, starting from just $25, going up to as high as $600. Love them.

BP. 'Bowtye' Sandal $25

BP. 'Abrey' Wedge $70

Alexandre Birman Wedge Sandal $625

Lisa for Donald J Pliner 'Kalino' Sandal $250

Isola 'Olencia' Wedge Sandal $160

All photos via's trends for SS2012
Poem from the internet

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