spring 2010 trends

by Emily Moody
I could flip through the images of high fashion runway shows for hours. I love the extravagant, and sometimes absurd way that designers present collections. One of my favorite things about fashion is honing in on practical trends that can be pulled from these avant-garde visions.’The challenge is figuring out how to work the styles into your own closet. I’m so lucky that I have the resources of the diverse stores of 5 Points at my finger tips to peruse all the latest styles!
by emily moody
Wanting to add a little flavor to your wardrobe’’Shop for a few trendy pieces to put back with last summer’s styles to look perfectly up to date. Here are my top 10 picks for spring…
1.’one shoulder tops and dresses Sure the single bare shoulder comes in and out of style faster than the paparazzi can snap a picture of the Olsen twins,’but this spring it is in again!’Look for a one shoulder style with a ruffle and add two trends into your wardrobe with just one piece.
2. bold color Whether it’s turquoise, green, purple or red, colors that pop are hot this season!’While it’s easy to just throw on a staple black cocktail dress, take the plunge and go for color.
3.’statement necklaces A chunky, layered necklace is an ideal way to perk up a basic tank, tee or even a classy little dinner dress.’Be it lucite flowers, vintage pendants, layered chains, or Swarovski crystals, don’t be afraid to pile on the accessories!
4.’high waisted belts Accessorizing your look with a high waisted belt is one of my favorite ways to add a little something extra to a look.’Between vintage and new, skinny or wide, there’s a belt that’s sure to suit your style and add a little more definition to your waistline.
5.’hair pieces I love the fact that hair pieces are so in right now!’Girls are getting suber creative with their hair cuts and the perfect addition to a pretty pixie is a bold flower clip or headband.
6. The mini hemline Is it a shirt or is it a dress’’It’s whatever you want it to be. If you feel comfortable baring those legs, there’s no time better than the present. Even if you are none too pleased with the look of your stems, you can still rock this style! Wear a cool pair of leggings or printed tights underneath and you’ll be good to go.
7.’jumpsuits I’m sure some of you are groaning as you read this, but yes, jumpsuits are back. Look for silhouettes that gather at the waist to give the garment a little more definition.’Pair it with ballet flats by day and sexy stilettos by night.
8. feminine embroidery A nod to the beautiful Spanish and Native American styles, designers are stitching gorgeous details on garments. Look for dresses and tops with beautiful neckline details.
9.’delicate florals Bright 80s and muted 90s florals are all over the place for spring. If you want to be even more daring try mixing a couple of prints together for a high fashion look that’s sure to turn heads.’
10.’cowboy boots I love the versatility of a pair of cowboy boots.’Go understated by wearing them over jeans or a little juxtaposed by pairing the masculinity of the boots with a girlie summer dress.’Either way, I love this look!
Love something’ Add your own style to a trend to give it personality.’Love to hate something’’Go for it.’Just remember, for every trend you hate, there’s probably someone hating what you’re wearing too.’That’s the beauty of fashion.