Fashion and Fashion Jewelry Trends For Spring Summer 2009

There's nothing more exciting than spring fashion. Sorry, fall just doesn't do it for me. Spring is always fresh and bright. For me, it's just as simple as that. Plus, this year's trends are fun, sexy and comfortable. Seriously, what more can a girl ask for? There's dozens of looks to go for and each one works for just about anyone.

List of Trends- Simple silhouettes, simple glam, bohemian glam, one-shoulder dresses, loose and free wide pants in light flowing fabrics, mixed prints, COLOR, light fabrics, cropped jackets, femme menswear, masculine inspirations, (timeless tailoring, safari and military inspirations), 70's luxury CHICNESS, comfy and preppy, retro romantic (rocker meets silks and lace). You can sense the 80's inspiration in that last one but you really can't see it. THANKFULLY!

 Inspirations- Nature with flowers everywhere (prairie-like flower prints- smaller than what we've been seeing), very natural looks, free spirited bohemian, prairie and American western with bleached denims, turquoise and leather jewels with feathers and fabrics. International inspirations were seen in harem pants and tribal styles.

Jewelry- It's not just about the cocktail ring this year, necklaces are making a comeback and new fresh styles and colors are in demand. Bib style necklaces, large statement necklaces (complicated and eye-catching) with browns mixed with lots of color. Mixed media jewelry with unlikely components, colors and patterns can be seen on bangles. Tattoo art print style jewelry on bangles and earrings offer a cool urban chicness. Again, prairie inspirations not only inspired the new floral fabrics, and western country maxi dresses but also carried into jewelry trends with the use of brown leather, turquoise stones and feathers. Heavy metal, lots of shine and accents with crystals, rhinestones and CZ's give that glam effect to the BoHo look. Gold and silver are both in with bright colored accents and stones on necklaces and bracelets but a must to add to your wardrobe this spring season are alternative components like leather, fabrics and feathers.

Most Seen Accessory- Thin belts and thin soft leather belts that endlessly wrap around your waist.

Hottest Hues- Every color! All across the board from French-like sun burned blues, pinks, yellow and greens to bright nautical blues, greens and yellows.

Safe Staples- Shades of grey, beige, white and yes, black!

Accent Colors- Electric pastels instead of the powdery shades we're used to seeing. Vibrant and metallic nautical colors from blues to yellows are seen in jewelry, bags and belts. All colors have a green light this season. yea!

Silhouettes- Are simple and loosely tailored. They seem to be tailored in the right places and loose in the right places, showing a sense of simplicity but with exaggerated curves. Simply put, wear that oversized shirt or jacket but add a thin belt to accent the right places!

Hottest fabrics- Anything thin! Thin fabrics- sheer, light, flowing silk, organza and lace. This spring is all about layering (seems strange, yes!) but, with these ultra thin fabrics you can layer and create a stand-out look using different fabrics and colors. And yes, spandex is still in!

Prints- Just think. Patterns you never thought would go together. go together! Mixed fabrics, stripes and flowers and animal prints were seen everywhere!

Here to Stay- Color, statement jewelry, skinny jeans, wide-legged material pants, safari looks, military cuts and spandex!

Shoes- Sky-high is the word! Gladiators are still in.

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