Saturday, 16 January 2010

Thrifty Trends

Recently I was approached by Voucher codes to take part in a thrifty New Year challenge listing ten of my favourite trends for 2010. After thinking about this I decided that although ten trends in ten different items of clothing would be a perfect piece. Kind of a SS10 capsule wardrobe, below is a list of items to see you through SS10 and beyond on a thrifty budget.
Firstly I have to tell you, lace. It’s here to stay this season.  It seems the trend is being carried all the way into 2010, and I still can’t get enough of it. Addicted to American Apparel I find myself fawning over this dress although I shouldn’t buy it, (I own enough lace), at £40.00 its a steal.

Next up we have the skater trend. You have to love this trend, as its feminine and flattering for all. I already have this black version from ASOS, which also has a super cute lace up back.  Dressed up or down for £28.00, it’s an absolute winner.

Thirdly, forget about wearing that super cute bra under your T shirt this season, SS10 is all about underwear as outerwear. So invest in some pretty underwear to see you through this season. I love this Paisley print bralet (£20.00), perfect for rocking the trend wear over a super tight bodycon trend and your there. 

Number four is Nautical. Back with a bang for yet another season, nautical 2010 is chic and cheerful. The key to conquering the nautical trend in ss’10 is to keep the look simple traditional, so wear it with a cute mac coat for full results. This ASOS number is flattering for all, highly versatile and just £18.00 (giving it a high CPW factor).

With the arrival of the Alexa bag in Mulberry stores worldwide, it’s clear to see slouchy leather holdalls are going to be big this season.  Yes ‘it’ bags are so 2007, l but they are back with a bang this year I’m afraid, and anyone who’s anyone will be donning a leather slouchy one way or another. So although the Alexa at approximately  £695.00 may be a distant dream to most of us there are alternative ways to conquer the trend. While it’s no Alexa, this bag conquers the leather slouchy trend without breaking the bank balance. At a mear £35.00, I know I’ve already got mine on order. 

At number six we have Lace up boots, another trend which look certain to stick around to 2010. Check these ASOS beauties’ out, perfect for formal work wear or going out glam, these remind me of Kurt Geiger’s hot AW ’09 shoe boots. Also hitting the mark with their humble heel (2010 is all about the subtle heel) as they Perfect for any occasion, and quite reasonably priced, what are you waiting for??!

Last year Alexander Wang decided distressed knits were cool again, and lo and behold everywhere I go I now see girls are messing it up. As its not a neat trend I would advise keeping it messy chic, hit the mark and don yours with brogues and a black body con. Yet another ASOS buy, (there just getting it so right, right now) This jumper also conquers the nude trend which was all over the SS10 catwalk. I love.

 Next up following the nude phenomenon we have harem pants which are here for another season.  I have been lusting after these topshop beauties for a while, and I think now may definitely be the time to invest. Team them with a leotard and the ASOS boots above to achieve a truly enviable SS10 look. 

 Trend number 8 is Florals. But not as you know it. These floral pants are daring, but unavoidable this season. Team with a light airy white top and a leather slouchy for the maximum effect.

Trend number 9 is clashing prints. Not for the fait hearted a way to tackle this trend would be to combine your nautical top with your flowery harem pants... (not sure I'm brave enough to tackle this trend though..)

Trend number ten is to be yourself! All of the above trends are suggestions, not strict rules. If your not comfortable in it, don’t wear it. But be sure for any follower of fashion, a combination of the above trend is sure to see you through SS10 and beyond. Happy Shopping!

No comments:

Post a Comment