The DOs and DON’Ts of Spring 2010 Fashion Trends

23.5.11


As any fashion-forward gal can tell you, walking the fine line between “totally trendy” and “much too much” can be tough. Put your best foot forward this spring by brushing up on these simple style rules.


DO try out the new nude trend.

Spring’s nude trend is all about wearing light pinks, beige and caramel colors—not about wearing your flesh-color shapewear tank as a going-out top. (Spanx should be felt, not seen!)
Thakoon Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Thakoon Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Thakoon Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Thakoon


DON’T forget to keep things simple when wearing a feather skirt.

Hellooo, gorgeous! Ten bucks says you’ll hear that greeting every time you walk into a room with a kicky little number like this on. When wearing a plume-accented skirt, DO skip headbands or dangly earrings—one party-friendly item is all you

ADAM Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

ADAM Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
ADAM


DO go head-to-toe indigo

From chambray button-downs to embellished skinny jeans, denim-inspired stuff has never looked so good! Try a navy blazer and jeans for a pulled-together look, but DON’T go denim-on-denim—unless you’ve got a Ph.D. from Pantone, the colors will be too hard to match up.


Ralph Lauren Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Ralph Lauren Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Ralph Lauren Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Ralph Lauren


DON’T shelve the sparkly tops in the “for the fancy parties I go to once or twice a year” section of your closet.

Throw on a cardigan and wear one with a pair of basic shorts to make your Saturday-afternoon outfit a little more glam.


Prada Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Prada Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Prada

DON’T overdo the novelty-print thing.

We like to smile as much as the next person (more, actually), but wearing a cutesy novelty print—like polka dots, shooting stars or Miu Miu’s kitten print—from head to toe gets into crazy cat-lady territory, fast. Wear one cheerily printed item at a time.


Miu Miu Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Miu Miu Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Miu Miu Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Miu Miu Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Miu Miu

DO make tie-dye look sophisticated with non-boho accessories.

DON’T wear yours with Birkenstocks, friendship bracelets and denim cutoffs unless you’re a camp counselor—or don’t mind being mistaken for one. Instead, tone down the feel-good print’s hippie vibe with a serious-looking accessory like a structured belt or oxford shoes.


Blumarine Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Blumarine Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Blumarine Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Blumarine Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Blumarine

DO liven up your wardrobe with a high-impact pattern.

Bright florals are always hip, but this year’s batch is especially bold. Just DON’T OD on the fierce factor with other wild accessories. Keep it simple by skipping the jewelry and wearing with chic black shoes.


DKNY Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
DKNY Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
DKNY Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
DKNY Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
DKNY

DO have a sense of adventure this season.

Go ahead and test-drive spring’s safari-inspired pieces. But when you’re wearing the tailored stuff out on the town, DON’T bring the binoculars, canteen and compass—save it for that family camping trip you keep trying to put off.


Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Alexander Wang

DON’T stash those silver and gold pieces until date night!

Go ahead and wear ‘em during the day: Spring’s metallic skirts, shoes and blazers are dressy enough to spiff up basic tees and jeans—but tailored enough to keep you from looking like you’re on the Walk of Shame.


Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Burberry

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