Midland Gate's Fashion Festival: Trends and Body Shapes

I have just finished running four workshops with the VIP Shoppers at Midland Gate Shopping Centre, demonstrating how the different body types can wear some of the current trends.  There are so many different trends at the moment for Spring / Summer '14, that I chose to highlight just a few. 

Adding or changing your accessories, such is in the clutches, is an easy way to express your individual style and extend your wardrobe options. 

I love mixing those shades with white, neutral or denim.  If you are wanting a more dramatic look, try combining opposite colours eg lime with purple and an accessory that includes both the colours in a print. 

Lace and sheer are just two of the details that are continuing into this spring summer season.  Both are appearing in full garments, as inserts and on accessories.  If a lace or sheer garment is not lined, and most are to some degree, then wearing a camisole / singlet top / slip will give you coverage. Try changing the colour of the under-layer to create different effects.  For example, under the sheer shirt you could try black, dark green, eggplant, red, rose pink or nude.

Happy exploring!