Spring 2011 Colours To Wear

January 19th, 2011

This year will be an amazing year for colours in our wardrobes. We will be seeing the spring season presenting us with some unexpected warm and cool tones.

By combining and contracting the colours to the opposite colours on the colour wheel you can create new combinations that will work well with clothes that you already have in your wardrobe. This blends your clothing from the autumn to the tones of the spring which cleverly pairing colours to updates your wardrobe effectively without having to spend too much money on new clothes.

2011 designs are inspired and influenced by exotic destinations like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey to satisfy our need for exotic hot colours and designs from foreign lands.

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is a pinkish red tone which is a bold vibrant feminine colour that would be perfect to banish the winter blues, this colour is sure to liven up your wardrobe. Perfect for that sharp, chic bright look. Spring 2011 we will see this colour used a lot.

Honeysuckle works well with poppy red, jade, turquoise, tan tones, khaki and golden sand.

Coral Rose

Coral Rose is a sophisticated romantic colour that reminds us of far way lands and locations
Fiery and expressive. This colour is influenced by African, Indian and strong Asian cultures. This is a fun and fabulous colour that would work well with deep fiery reds and khaki.

Peapod Green

Peapod green is a fresh colour that reminds us of change and new beginnings traditionally found in the spring. Peapod green is a colour that is soothing and peaceful and will be extremely popular spring 2011.

This colour reflects a sense of adventure and travel to faraway places. This exotic colour works well with other shades of green, coral pink and papaya orange.

Bee Wax Yellow

Beewax yellow is a warm honeyed colour that reminds us of the exotic holidays and far way places. A fun colour that is dreamy to add to your wardrobe for that young fun loving side we all have. Pair this colour with regatta blue will for a refreshing look.

Silver Peony

Silver Peony is a beautiful peachy silver colour that is delicate and sophisticated in style. This colour has a romantic poetic attachment to it, which is the reason that it will be a popular choice with women this spring 2011 for the romantic girly look. This spring colour will provide a staple for the other colours that you wear.

Russet

Russet is a brown, light brown and reddish brown which is a dramatic deep colour that is a good background colour that will last season after season. Russet is a colour of excitement and preparation before a trip. Works well is bright blue, Caribbean blue, saddle brown, nude shades, black and ivory.

Regetta

Regetta blue is a cool refreshing colour that is inspired by the ocean. This a lively blue that is a cool and vibrant that adds to our emotions. Get the 60s look by wearing Ragetta blue with beewax yellow or coral rose.

Blue Curacao

Blue Curacao is an attractive blue which is sure to be popular Spring 2011 as it is the next door neighbour to last years popular colour turquoise. This ocean tropical colour will be a huge hit. By pairing this blue with warm shades of colour like honeysuckle and coral rose you get the Caribbean holiday feel.

Lavender

Lavender is a colour from the purple family which has been a strong colour over the last few years. This is a romantic, fanciful colour that is very popular with people in fashion. It come from the marriage of blue and red which are opposites. An artistic and Creative colour.

Silver Cloud

Silver cloud is a classic neutral colour that you can rely on to coordinate your style. A practical and dependable colour that is great all seasons.

12 Ways to Instantly Update Your Little Black Dress For a Party

January 19th, 2011
  1. This year its all about clashing colours for an instant change in your look. Colour clash your bag and shoes to instantly update your black dress.
  2. A quirky clutch bag will instantly update a black dress with little effort – ideal for days when you have little time to worry about getting ready.
  3. Add  a brooch in the middle of the collar of your dress to give you the cute factor.
  4. Wear an embellished jacket and metallic tights to add the wow factor and be sure to turn heads.
  5. Cover up the glam way by adding an instant statement by wearing a sequinned tux or a faux fur jacket.
  6. A simple and effective way to glam up your black dress is by adding styled tights and studded heels.
  7. Add an edge to your little black dress by adding some animal print accessories.
  8. Work the lady like trend by adding a thick belt and black laced gloves.
  9. Add oversized art deco necklace to add sophistication to your look.
  10. 10 wear statement jewellery and accessories to create a new look for yourself that will be the envy of your friends.
  11. Add a hat or hair accessories to glam up your look instantly without breaking the bank.
  12. Wear a vintage inspired beaded collar to your dress to add instant celebrity glam.

Bracelet Jewellery Trends Spring 2010

May 11th, 2010

Big, Bold Cuff bangles, huge bangle Bracelets

Spring 2010 will see bracelets become big, oversized, chunky and heavy, metal bracelets in gold, silver and black, embellished with big stones. Colourful plastic bracelets and bangles are also in trend.

Making a statement this season couldn’t be easier with the various bracelets and bangles available. Make you’re statement this spring by wearing a bracelet that everyone will be raving about.

The bracelet trends for 2010 are many.

Tribal summer safari jewellery is set to be a big story this summer. Bracelets made of seed beads, corpulent beads and wood or coconut.

Fair trade jewellery is also becoming popular combining style with ethics.  There are many designers creating fashionable fair trade jewellery bursting with colour and helping the planet.

With the recession out there and gold prices very high, earthier metals like brass and copper are used to make amazing jewellery pieces. Look out for brass jewellery that is beaten, hammered and coiled. If used with seed bead, coconut and wood you would be combining two trends.

Cuff bracelets have been a big part of bracelet trends and still remain big this season.

With many celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett and Demi Moore spotted wearing cuff bracelets which are bigger or doubled up.

The chunkier the cuff bracelet the better, with the wooden cuff bracelet with metal studs being a trend for the spring.

Art deco inspired bracelets are fabulous and can be worn to dress up your look. Wearing this jewellery with menswear or distressed pieces will keep you looking stylish and dynamic. If you are to wear sparkly crystal bracelets you can wear other toned down bracelets to make the crystals stand out.

Ethnic style bracelets look great this summer corpulent beads on elastic or memory wire can easily and affordably get you the right summer look bang on trend.

Summer is all about colour, don’t be afraid to go bold and bright on colours to change or update your look, make a statement by wearing, pink yellow red blue and turquoise which is trendy and fresh for the summer

Statement bracelets big and bejewelled with flowers and gemstones are trendy for day or night making a statement with confidence for the stylish vibe.

Bangles come in various widths; this summer thin wired bangles will be great for that minimal elegant look and thick bangles for the statement look. In the winter brings heavier and much thicker bracelets in coloured enamels and attention-grabbing gold.

Finally, don’t be afraid of experiment to creating your own style when mixing and matching your bracelets for your own individual unique look that will leave you looking the part.

Fashion Trend of the week – Tribal Jewelry

April 17th, 2010

Tribal has been popular for some time now and this year is no exception.  Make a statement this season with the amazing  tribal trend, which is a hit worldwide. The tribal costume jewelery is inspired by the ethnic art of African, Asian, Celtic, Mexican, Native America.

Feathers, wood, gemstones… in earthy toned colors and irregular shapes are part of the ever-lasting tribal trend.

Be a true warrior princess by making this  trend your own by experimenting and putting together different bangles and necklaces to make your style one of the kind look.

If you like big and bold costume jewellery why not wear something big and chunky to make a statement if you dare.

Be daring this summer with the tribal trend.

Yucatan Statement NecklaceThreaded & Charm Multi BanglesApache Tassel EarringsDisco Animal Multi BanglesTulum Feather Chandelier Earrings

Costume Jewelry UK Magazine Update

April 10th, 2010

This week in magazines I have been seeing costume jewelry, which are bang on trend for spring this season.

Rose print jewelry like costume earrings with roses and nice long  costume necklaces.

Look Magazine Fashion Trend of The Week 12 April 2010 calls it ‘Petal Power saying that your floral style should include your costume jewelry.

Look are also raving about Kitsch prints such as lips, hearts ice cream cones, bows, apples and strawberries. I am also loving the quirky shapes that are in fashion now. You can find costume necklaces of costume bracelets with lips, hearts, bows and other shapes to get bang on trend. Pastels and bright colours, especially when they clash give you the contrast that is now in fashion.

Techno prints are also in fashion so go for costume jewellery with an ethnic style combined with bold, bright colors.

Chunky chains – Gold chains are now totally chic, once a bit of a fashion no no! Where a chunky one, high on the neck, like Courtney Cox and Rachel Zoe.

Weighty bracelets are also seen as chic now too.