Hello again! So with the help of Polyvore and Washington D.C. for inspiration, I have a new post for you all 🙂
One of the big trends I’ve seen around a lot this season is “Big and Bold” – which breaks into awesome subcategories like colorful, geometric, and flashy – all very fun! With this post though, I want to combine all of these trends and highlight a few of the best; Chevron, colorful/geometric jewelry, and a few hit hues for the summer season. So let’s get started!
I) BOLD GEOMETRICS: CHEVRON
Chevron… That funky zig-zag print that you keep seeing in the streets and on the stores… It’s a fun, bold geometric print that’s being seen everywhere from home decor, to clothing, to accessories… The best part about it is that it’s easy to wear – on a larger person, it distracts the eye from any imperfections, and on a smaller person, when used in a smaller print, or in little doses like an accessory or two, it gives that pop of color and pattern without overwhelming the figure. In general, chevron is a spunky, youthful print that gives off a fun modern vibe. Pair it with neutral or unpatterned clothing for the best effect. If you’re wearing it with another print, try something small and unassuming, such as small polka-dots or a tiny bird print so that the patterns don’t compete 🙂
The picture below is a Polyvore set I made to showcase different ways to wear chevron, all under $25, except for the dress ($40) and the skirt ($75), both of which you can likely find similar versions elsewhere for less 🙂
P.S. – Another “Bold Geometrics” trend to keep on the lookout for is Art Deco prints! With the recent release of The Great Gatsby, there’s been a lot of focus on the Art Deco throwback, a trend that includes classy geometrics, fantabulous silhouettes, and a general air of restricted freedom 🙂
II) BOLD ACCESSORIES: COLORFUL & GEOMETRIC JEWELRY
This trend is WAYYYY too much fun! I was able to spend a few days in Washington D.C. on a educational/political venture with an awesome group, and on the last day we had some free touring time, so I went with a few girls to Union Station in D.C., which is basically like a mall with a train station somewhere in it 😛 While there, I popped into a few stores that really caught my eye and gave me a lot of material for this section – Ann Taylor (who knew :P) and a SUPER adorable boutique called Francesca’s, which, if I could have bought the whole store, I would’ve! (yes, it was that cute <3<3<3)
Anyways, a huge trend in both those stores was again, the geometric prints, and just super fun, bright, colorful jewelry. Francesca’s, which was a little more trendy and geared to a younger age group, used a lot of lucite stones and beads in their jewelry (another big trend), while Ann Taylor stayed more on the conservative side of the jewelry material trends while still sporting bright and fun hues. The slideshow below is of a few pictures I took in the stores 🙂 I was able to find some of the items online, and included the links for you guys 🙂
P.S. – Keep an eye out for the lucite and acrylic-look jewelry trends as part of the “Colorful & Geometric Jewelry” trend! You can easily shop for this trend in stores like Francesca’s and Forever 21 🙂
III) BOLD HUES: COLORFUL COLORS
Remember all those fun Pantone Spring 2013 colors from their color report? (or my post :P) Well guess which ones are huge this season?
Well, the bright ones, of course! (And some of the background colors :P) Among the popular colors this season are Nectarine, Greyed Jade, Dusk Blue, Linen and Poppy Red, seen in accessories, clothing, and jewelry all around stores and streets. This pattern of popularity is the balance between the ever-present opposites – the bright and bold, and the neutral and pastel. Colors like Nectarine and Poppy Red, along with smaller colors like Lemon Zest and bright greens like Tender Shoots and Emerald make up the showy stage colors, while color such as Greyed Jade, Dusk Blue, and Linen give the big spotlight colors a stage to shine on. Below is a gallery of a several items under $50 that can be found in these colors.
P.S. – Don’t ignore colors like African Violet and Lemon Zest in the “Colorful Colors” trend – while they aren’t the colors of the year, they make awesome complements for the really popular colors, and are making statements of their own 🙂
That’s all I have for now, but hopefully you enjoyed this post! As always, like, comment, follow, share, or all of the above 😉 Thanks!