Thanks to Jil Sander’s SS11 catwalk all I can think about at the moment is colour – neon yellows and florescent pinks worn with leather leggings and pristine white t-shirts.
I’ve been stocking up on a few blindingly bright basics from American Apparel but my real hero piece for the trend is this Elizabeth & James waistcoat. I bought it last year from TheOutnet.com and it’s turned out to be one of those brilliantly timed purchases. Until the weather heats up I’ll be wearing it over the top of a leather biker jacket.
Another micro trend for SS11 – the tassel. Swinging from the handle of your bag or dangling freely from a cord belt, it’s an easy way to add a playful element this summer.
No surprises for guessing that florals will be big yet again for Spring / Summer 2011. The touch that makes them exciting this time around is a new element of hyper-reality. We won’t be wearing flowery prints next season, but oversized corsages, petals, embellished foliage and sewn on bouquets.
The SheerLuxe girls saw this trend coming a mile off. Having left work early to watch Sex & the City 2 together we called it as we left the cinema – thanks to Halston Heritage and clothes horse Sarah Jessica Parker pleats would be huge.
I started dabbling last Summer with this Hoss Intropia dress:
If you want to get ahead of the game now I recommend the floor-length, sheer pleated skirt from Topshop. Wear with biker boots and a cropped jumper and the jobs a good’un.