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With the launch of David Jones’ Spring Fashion 2013, it is a sign that spring and summer are on the way.  Spring fashions tend to be brighter colours and styles and this season is no exception.  David Jones and Myer fashions for spring are blooming with floral prints, (think big flowers), abstract prints, stripes and bright colours.  There are still aspects of animal prints too.  I love the big floral patterns for summer dresses and tops.

 

We are still seeing the maxi dress and the good news is sheath dress styles and pants remain in fashion.  Accessories are also bright and colourful.  For handbags think totes.  Flats and pumps are shoe styles that never seem to go out of fashion and there are some great colours this season to have some fun with.  When it comes to pumps choose a height to suit your comfort level and lifestyle.

 

It can be a bit intimidating when it comes to selecting and wearing prints so we have put together the following tips to ensure you get the most out of your prints this season.

 

Check that the main print colour is in one of your best colours.  The right colour for you makes an incredible difference in the way you look and feel – look good and feel good! Try not to complicate your outfit. Choose 1 print pattern and stick to it Prints are often hard to mix and match with other clothes so either choose a dress or team it with a solid colour (e.g. pants or skirt) that matches one of the colours in your print.  We recommend wearing prints on your top half Keep your accessories simple.  The print is often busy enough and you don’t want the print and your accessories to clash Choose print styles that you feel comfortable in.  If you love big flowers then wear them but if this is a bit daunting for you try a simple stripe or subtle abstract print

 

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The Fall/Winter 2013/2014 fashion shows have given us plenty to think about.  The trends on the runways were varied with Giorgio Armani’s chic and elegance to Alexander McQueen’s Elizabethan styles and funky tartans by Junya Watanabe.  What we love is that so many designers used hats and headpieces to complete their collections.

We have put together some of our favorite styles on Pinterest.  Have a look and let us know which styles are your favourite.

Colour

This season has given us plenty of colour choices. For some collections the colours seem a lot more muted and neutral with greys, soft blues, black, browns and white but we are still seeing reds, bright blues, greens, pinks and gold.

Prints and Patterns

Prints and patterns play a big part this season with animal prints, checks, floral, tartans, tweeds, rich brocades, sequins and textures used.  There is a mixture of bold and bright patterns and more neutral colours in the checks, plaids and tartans.

While prints were often layered together to create maximum impact, you can make this look work by selecting one print as your staple piece.  There are some beautiful coats and jackets to choose from.

Fur was also incorporated into many of the collections from hats, to trims on jackets, dresses and coats.  Other designers used them as wraps and in place of scarves.

For textures this season think fur, leather, sequins, beading and metallic shine.

Styles

The military style is back and includes coats, jackets, pants and capes.  Many of the coat styles are oversize and boxy with large lapels or capes.

The classic coat style was popular.  We love the simple dress styles with gorgeous textures and patterns of Collette Dinnigan and Dolce and Gabbana, along with the pant and top options of Giorgio Armani and Christian Dior.

The skirt suit also featured with strong and feminine lines, textured and edgy jackets.

 Accessories

The pointy toed shoes are back from pumps to boots to flats.  Expect to see a lot of boots!

Hats, one of our favourite accessories this season, were seen in many of the collections, including Emporio Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauran and Junya Watanabe.  There were lots of berets, knitted beanies or caps, felt hats, fur hats, sailor caps, cloches, head wraps and floppy fedora styles. This season, don’t restrict hat wear to the races, try wearing a beret, cloche, knit or felt hat to give your look the added wow factor or add chic to your street wear.

Handbags and clutches were much more slim and structured.  They are smaller and more proportioned and handheld rather than over the shoulder.  Gone are the big and bold looks from summer.

Image sourced from www.style.com (Giorgio Armani Ready to Wear 2013)

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