Girls Spring and Summer Fashion 2011 Trends

Spring is closing in and it is time to start preparing for the 2011 spring fashion season. Recent fashion shows indicate a lot of new and fun girls 2011 spring and summer fashion trends. Whether it is a sleek retro dress or short spring jacket, it is time to start talking seasonal fashion.

I scanned the Internet and compiled a list of some of the most popular spring 2011 and summer fashion trends for girls and women. Most of these came from fashion shows this past fall while some come from bloggers who have their fingers on the pulse of fashion.

One popular spring 2011 trend is floral patterns. Floral patterns on girls dresses, pants, jackets, blouses, and fitted blouses are sure to be popping up everywhere over the spring and summer. A lot of these floral patterned short dresses and long dresses look like something out of a late 1960s movie. Think retro/hippy flower wear and you are talking 2011 trends.

Another trend is denim. Don’t go crazy on the denim but fashionable denim shorts for women will be very popular this spring and summer. In addition to the denim, stripes with little graphics will be a popular girls tee as well this season. The bolder the better with your denim selection as far as colors go.

Sleek and slinky dresses with a 1970s look are also back in style this spring and summer. Satin dance dresses which look like they can be worn for parties, galas, events, or dinner parties are back in style. Ink emerald and sapphire are the preferred dress colors for these simple or special occasion dresses.

Full skirts are back in style for 2011. Once again think retro 1970s era and you will be dressing for 2011. These full skirts were popular in the 70s and have made a return to pop fashion. These short skirts are also popular among men who love checking out women in full skirts. They are sexy and leave a little to the imagination which is perfect if you are trying to turn heads. Choose from long, sheer, short, or fuller full skirts.

Wide pants are also a popular fashion statement this spring and summer. 2011 is looking more like 1971 with these trends, so go through your mother’s attic and you may find a stylish outfit. These pants have a high trouser with a wide leg. These wide pants are surely spring/summer 2011 fashion trend that will turn heads.

These are just a few of the hot trends for spring/summer 2011 girls fashion. Happy summer!

Festival Chic for Plus Size Women – Top 5 Tips – Summer Fashion Trends

No, we’re not talking wellies at Glasto, don’t panic! We’re using Festival Chic in a fashion trend rather than a literal sense!

We’re talking about that carefree, relaxed, effortless sort of look that the glossy mags would have you believe everyone is rocking at the summer festivals. (The reality, is most are probably wearing huge sunglasses to cover 2 day old mascara and big floppy hats to hide greasy festival hair!).

That said, festival chic, or boho-chic, or hippy chick style, or boheme style depending on what era’s fashion magazines you’re reading, is a perennial favourite for a reason. It’s easily achievable, perfect for summer, and ultimately, it looks great and it works really well for girls needing plus size clothing.

And, it’s for everyone. Even if you have no desire to stand in a field or queue for a questionable port-a-loo, you can definitely still indulge in a spot of festival fashion – even if your idea of outdoorsy is just a barbeque in the comfort of your own back garden!

So, here are our top tips to inject a little festival style into your wardrobe.

Plus Size Clothing Festival Chic Tip 1

Layers are Lovely: Think pretty summer dress with a cute vest peeking out underneath, perhaps a vintage denim waistcoat on top? (We love this one: Or, try layering two contrasting vest tops together with your favourite designer jeans (if you are a plus size try stretch jeans which have elastane woven in, usually about 2% of the fabric mix, perfect for girls with curves, very comfortable to wear and you’ll look fabulous!) – mix and match to your heart’s content.

Plus Size Dresses for Summer: Tip 2

Floral prints are your friend: Floral summer dresses are all over the high street right now, in all sorts of styles to suit everyone including plus size girls. Find one you love and have fun accessorising it dozens of different ways. Alternatively, spruce up plain outfits with delicate floral scarves, either loosely draped around your neck, or used as head scarves for real hippy style. Artificial flowers are in to – the bigger the better, in all the colours of the rainbow, clip them in your hair, on your jacket, on your bag, on your belt, let your imagination go wild!

Festival Foot Wear: Tip 3

Espadrilles are excellent: Espadrille’s are like a more grown up wedge, and they’re very now. As luck would have it, they’re also very comfy, so definitely worth investing in to wear with your festival inspired finds. They look best with shorter styles though – so if you’re happier in a midi/maxi style summer dress, you’re better off choosing some strappy wedges instead. But be wary of the weather, if it is going to be a muddy festival you either need to be prepared to throw away those espadrilles after the festival!

Vintage Style Summer Dresses: Tip 4

Vintage is in vogue: The reason most Boho-Babes look so individual, is because they really are – they spend hours scouring charity shops and vintage fairs for all the quirky elements to their perfect ensemble. If you don’t have time for that, don’t worry – a few carefully chosen new pieces can easily work together to create a vintage inspired illusion. A belt with an antique style buckle would look fabulous nipping in the waist of a floaty summer dress. Or a stretch denim waistcoat would work brilliantly over those layered vests to add a vintage looking twist.

Access(ories) All Areas: Tip 5

Accessories can make or break a festival inspired look. Take a simple sleeveless Plus Size Dress – it’s pretty, yes, but it’s not festival chic. Yet. Add a 60’s inspired floppy hat, some massive sunglasses, a string or two (or three) of beaded beauties, a funky belt (we recommend tan), a stack of boho bangles, and voila – true Glasto-style Glamour.

The most important key to the trend, is to make it your own. It’s all about being relaxed, comfortable in your own skin, and rocking your own style – whether that’s in a field into the wee small hours, or in your garden listening to your iPod!

So embrace your inner Festival Fashionista, strut your plus size style & have a fantastic summer!

Men’s Fashion Trends for Spring and Summer 2018

The European fashion shows have finished, and the top designer brands have been showing their latest collections, but what have been the noticeable themes this year, and what is likely to be in the high street menswear stores for the spring and summer season of 2018?

Top designer brands, such as Armani Jeans, Billionaire Boys Club, Kenzo and Stone Island are stocking their shelves with the latest fashion right now, so here’s a glimpse of what you can expect to be trending in men’s fashion in the spring and summer of 2018.

The 1980s Are Fashionable Again

The decade that some would prefer to forget is going to be a big influence on men’s fashion this year and that is going to mean that faded jeans with frayed bottoms, pastel colours, and jackets with squared off shoulders will all be making a reappearance. Believe it or not, there were even a few creases ironed into the jeans at the fashion shows as well!

Shorts

Shorts are not every man’s idea of the perfect formal wear item, and it’s fair to say that opinion has always been divided about men wearing shorts anywhere outside of the gym or a sports field. However, smart, tailored shorts were on show in many of the designer’s collections this year.

Vertical Stripes Will Be Big

Vertical stripes appeared on many of the runways this year, so expect to be adding some stripy numbers to your wardrobe this coming season. In fact, stripes could be on just about anything this summer, including T-shirts, joggers, suits and short-sleeved smart shirts.

Tonal Colour Matching

A lot of the outfits worn on the runways used tonal colour matching to great effect. In other words, head to toe complimentary shades. There’s going to be no throwing on what comes first out of the wardrobe this year, because the guys will be all wearing tonal matched outfits this summer.

Print Shirts

Graphic prints were also much in evidence at the shows, especially prints on shirts. Louis Viton majored on tropical prints this year, while you can find some very striking graphics on shirts in the stores right now from designer brands like Kenzo and Billionaire Boys Club.

Black and White Are Both Back

One of the big trends in men’s fashion for the SS18 season will be to dress all in white. The opposite was also in evidence at the European fashion shows with lots of black as well. The two were rarely mixed, though, so we won’t be returning to the two-tone look just yet!

Olives and Moss Greens

And finally, to go with an abundance of camouflage patterns there was a definite trend towards colours with a military feel, such as khaki, beige, and moss greens. Thankfully, brands such as Stone Island already have a good selection of coats, shirts and trousers in these sorts of shades, so you won’t have trouble keeping up with this particular SS18 men’s fashion trend.