Thursday, February 16, 2006

Three can't-miss looks for spring


Every spring and fall, the fashion magazines try to sell us on new fashion trends. Over the past few years, there have been several "trends" that re-emerge each year which you can take to the bank:

Nautical - think stripes and white and navy as your core colors, with red and rain slicker yellow as accent colors.

Graphic black and white - Match prints to solid black or white.

Safari - think khaki or tan or other shades of brown as your core color, with safari pockets, self-belts, epaulets, etc. Accent with bold jewelry using elements like wood or (naturally shed) horn. Be careful about animal prints - they can scream "Palm Beach!" Turquoise or aqua work well as accent colors.

The safari jacket (La Saharienne) was introduced by Yves St. Laurent in his 1968 spring/summer collection. Photo from Objets Mythiques (Iconic Objects) from Le Figaro

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