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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Reah’s Favourite Trends for Spring Transition

Reah Norman is a fashion and product stylist with over 10 years professional experience in the fashion industry. She is the Executive Fashion Director for PLUS Model Magazine, where she oversees all the fashion within the magazine, as well as styles and coordinates the photo shoots that take place on the west coast of America.
Reah is also proud and honoured to have been recently named the Plus Fashion Stylist of the Year for 2010 by Full Figured Fashion Week.  Here she shares with us her favourite trends for the upcoming spring season.
Spring transition can be a very tricky time in fashion and very often my clients ask me what is appropriate to wear during these transitional months before spring is in full swing.  At this point, we have put away our sequins, satin and velvet from our winter wardrobes, but we are not quite ready for our sandals and sundresses.  In order to make it super effortless and take the guessing out of getting dressed for spring transition, I have put together some of my favorite items from Evan’s to highlight my three favorite trends that you can wear right now!

Neutrals are an absolute must have this time of year.  These basic items are subtle, understated, easy to mix and match, and help bring us back to centre after all of the holiday dazzle.  The best thing about neutrals is that they are timeless and versatile, so you can wear them well into the spring and summer months.
Get the look…
1- Beige Floral Hanky Hem Jumper, Black Jersey Side Leggings, Multi-Strap Buckle Platforms, 3 Flower Fabric Clips, Enamel Swirl Ring
2- Mink Pin Tuck Blouse, Tan Soft Brogues, Floral Zip Flap Purse, Mixed Stone Ring
3- Mocha Pocket Woven Shirt, Mink Drapery Utility Trouser, Beige Biker Boot, Sodamix Tassel Bag, Silver Lariat Necklace, 3 Band Wrapped Rings

The nautical trend is the absolute classic for spring transition that is seen, without a doubt, every year at this time. I love this trend because it is based on the resort/holiday lifestyle, and it is clean, crisp and looks very fresh.  Navy and white mixed with stripes, yellow, red and pops of gold are easy to wear both everyday or on a holiday.
Get the look…
1- Red 3/4 Sleeve Button Down Shirt, Navy Sheen Short Mac, Taupe Twill Trouser, Navy Chiffon Bow Ballerinas, Metal Twist Band Ring
2- Navy and White Stripe Top, Navy Jeggings, Gold Long Dome Ring, Bronze Ballerinas
3- Cross Front Swimsuit, White Linen Crop, Gold Toe Post Sandals
4- Red Swing Jacket, Indigo Bootcut Jean, Blue Low Wedge Courts, Gold Circle Cuff

Floral prints and accessories are being seen everywhere this time of year, in endless colors, prints, styles.  Most of the florals we are currently seeing are more muted colors and smaller ditsy prints, and as we move into the spring and summer months we will see these timeless prints become larger, brighter and more saturated.  Enjoy wearing these fabulous, small, muted ditsy prints now with leggings, jeans, flats, boots, and a cute cardigan, and layer your winter jacket on top if it’s still a bit chilly.
Get the look…
1- Praslin Floral Print Sleeveless Top, Magenta Longline Cardigan, Clean Black Bootcut Jean, Giant Metal Flower Ring, Bronze Laser Cut Shoe Bootie
2- Ditsy Jersey Shirt, Clean Black Bootcut Jean, Black Aviator Jacket, Dome Ring, Stud and Buckle Pixie Boot
3- Floral Hanky Hem Top, Mink Hareem Trouser, Khaki Ankle Lace Up Boot, Rose Stud Earring
4- 3/4 Sleeve Floral Longline Top, Praslin Waterfall Cardigan, Mink Hareem Trouser, Black Ring Detail Heeled Clog, Stone Floral Cutwork Bag

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