The weather is teasing us right now. Giving us that hint of the warmer months to come. And it’s a timely hint because stores are starting to fill with lots of new-season loveliness.
And I really do mean loveliness. This time last year the new season really didn’t offer much to perk us up. To lift us out of winter’s black-grey hibernation.
But this year. Oh, this year. Hold on to your hats, Stylers. Everywhere you look there is an explosion of colour.
Red, orange, emerald green, navy, steel blue, watermelon, yellow. It’s all there and just begging to go home with you.
And you know what? People are excited. And they’re buying up big already as most of these pieces can be worn now – just add a jacket (See this post where I style up a new Country Road stripe maxi).
Key looks for spring-summer 2011: Country Road
Form-following shapes in fluid, softly draped fabrics
Bold colour palettes of tangelo, ginger and cobalt blue worked back with neutrals of sandstone, white and black
Iconic ’70s influence found in maxi dresses, palazzo pants, jumpsuits and a-line skirts
If not opting for bright colours then embrace an all-white suit or leopard print.
Shoe of the season: espadrille platform wedges
Key looks for spring-summer 2011: Witchery
A fresh take on relaxed minimalism
Styling is classic with a twist
Pieces are unadorned allowing you to own the look with your choice of accessories.
Red and citrus are the key “pop” colours with a pair of red ankle skinny jeans the signature statement
Patterned neutrals add interest
Shoe of the season: a red cork wedge to make the neutral pieces pop
David Jones season launch
And here’s a look at Miranda Kerr in all her red-lipped gorgeousness (wonder if it’s the same Napoleon Perdis colour as my new fave?) at the launch of David Jones’ spring-summer 2011 collection.
Love it all the collections but don’t think I’ll be rushing out to get that Jets cut-away swimsuit. Let’s just say it’s best left to the genetically blessed Mrs Bloom.
Have you bought anything from the new-season collections yet? What’s on your wishlist?