Thursday, 24 January 2013

Now Trending: the art of contrast

 keyhole crop top: topshop
black and white print bodycon dress: topshop
striped crop top: river island
contrast panel bodycon dress: topshop
ombré scarf: h&m
cut-out boot: topshop
tote bag: zara
sheer panel dress: all saints
mini skirt: miss selfridge

I've been blogging for about 18 months now and I never tend to venture out and look for new posts to create. Whilst twiddling my thumbs today, I had a little think about new topics I could post about or a new tag I could include on my blog. I'm a fashion student so current trends and trend research play a big part in my interests. Therefore, I decided to create a new post entited 'Now Trending' which will feature the latest trends for the upcoming seasons. Hopefully this may help you learn a little more about what trends will be infiltrating from the catwalk to the highstreet and also show you where you can find some key pieces.
I had a naughty shopping spree during the weekend which I posted about, and whilst taking my photographs I realised that practically every piece featured contrasting. I've always been a fan of clashing colours, monochrome and panelling so this upcoming trend suits me down to the ground. My all time favourite designers included this trend in their Spring/ Summer '13 collections and it has already began to filer into the shops. Personally, I'm loving the monochrome stripes which are around at the moment. I've purchased a couple of over-sized striped shirts along with my monochrome and nude Céline bag.

Luckily, I think this trend is suitable for everyone and can also be flattering on some many different body shapes. For example, contrast panelling can be used to create illusions which emphasise an hour glass figure, along with vertical stripes making legs appear longer. Adding a bright pop of colour on the lip or nails can also brighten up any monochrome outfit - I usually opt for Topshop 'Beguiled' for a dark lip or Sleek 'Mystic' for a bright pop.

I hope you like this new style of post and find it interesting or helpful, I think it gives my blog a little more depth and also helps me to improve my writing skills. I definitely want to pursue a career within fashion journalism or working for a fashion magazine so this is really suitable. Let me know your thoughts on this and any upcoming trends you would like me to cover at the moment!


  1. i got this skirt today :) it's so comfy and such a flattering shape. really like the crop top and the scarf too tho, hints for my birthday maybeee! xx

  2. This is a great post, looking forward to reading the future ones.

  3. great post, I do something like this on my blog also. I study fashion journalism at uca so use posts like this to better my writing skills x

  4. Great idea for a post, do more like this one please! I'm not sure about this trend though. I mean, I love it on others, but not sure I could pull it off. Will try getting a monochromatic dress and wear it with opaque black tights or even white ones for a more mod vibe! xx