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Spring/Summer 2010 Trends and Must Haves

The chill is getting sub-dued. And the warmer and fun season would start. The Spring/Summer Collection is hitting the stores now, so before you head for shopping, just check the Spring/Summer 2010 trends.

The strong woman is swept aside and a more feminine, flirty and fun is in. Tulle, ruffles, ribbons, florals, pastels, patterned skirts, delicate fabrics and bows dominated Spring 2010 runways.

Simple and clear cut shapes, elegance, fresh pastel colours, flirty dresses, clean white silhouettes, electric blue, supercool sneakers, ultra short (dresses, skirts and pants) are the key trends of this Spring/Summer.

Patterns and Prints

This spring/summer is rich in prints, especially patterened skirts. The big fashion houses that displayed this tend in their shows include Annua Sui, Etro, Balenciaga, Luella and Betsey Johnson.

Floral is huge, but there are many other varieties in patterns to choose from including graphic prints, abstract shapes, tribal-infused patterns, polka dots, plaids and stripes. Floral pantsuits were also quie popular with the designers.

Pick a smart short and sleeveless dresses in closely gathered prints, you can easily wear them from a morning at the farmer's market to an evening out with friends. Prints and patterns also present a perfect opportunity to showcase color. Go natural with a fresh citrus scheme or think pretty with pinks and pastels. A more fun and feminine look would be wearing a floral dress with lace tights.

Like a patterened skirt? Wear a flowy, solid-colored top to go with patterned pencil skirts and a tailored, feminine blouse for fuller styles. Nice platform pumps would be perfect to complete the look.

You can always temper with a black belt and a black jacket. The possibilities are endless!

Supercool sneakers are in this spring/summer. Wear these gorgeous pairs with boyfriend jeans and a fine-knit sweater to lend your daywear sparkle. Or pair them with leggings and a blazer to work urban cool with a feminine edge.

To add a more feminine touh to the look, wear a lacey camisole with slim trousers and a nice girly sneakers. They're fun.

Lanvin floral Sneakers for $620, DKNY Moore Sequined Sneakers for $98 (top right), River Island pink sneakers for £13 and Pink Studded Sneakers for £25.

Electric Blue

Electric blue hue is hot this season. The colour looks fresh and suits every skin tone. In fact, this colour has ben showcased in even the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 lines. So girls on budget can add this colour in the wardrobe to be sure it takes you through the Winter, and to make a statement.
You can wear the colour with whites, blacks. If a dress or a top would be bit much, then just add a pop of colour with nice pair of blue shoes or a stylish blue bag or a scarf. Love the Ossie Clark blue scarf (below). Its stylish and smart, and the pop of blue looks perfect.
Ossie Clark scarf for £56, Catherine Malandrino ruffle top for £271 and Chloé clogs (£83) in electric blue
Spring Summer 2010 Beauty Trends
Natural an playful is the trend this spring summer. Neon brights fade away this summer while pastels are injected with just enough pigment for the drama. Complexions are fresh with a flawless finish; whatever foundation you wear make sure it's light and natural this season. Lips are in a word, pink.
Go nude, nude tones created an effortless on-the-go look, with flawless skin being the focus. Barely there makeup was ubiquitous on the runways of Gucci, Chloe, Balmain and Burberry.
Nudes and pinks to rein the lips this summer. Models at Stella McCartney, Gucci, and Burberry wore nudes and sheer pinks on the lips, keeping warm weather beauty simple and chic. Slick on a pale pink gloss or dot a beige lipstick on your pout for the hottest beauty trend this season. The closer your lipstick colour is to your natural lip colour, the trendier it is.

Purple your eyes this spring/summer, it's Hot and really makes the eye pop. From soft lilac to stronger blocked purples, whatever suits your skin tone best. From runways to celebs, everyone is loving this season's purple eye trend. It goes great with the nude faces.

Dazzling party pieces for Spring/Summer 2010

Spring Bling, crystals, gold and glitters are high in this season's party trend, but in soft hues. Chic but not loud, these party pieces have an elegance and glamour that offsets the glitz.


Remember the rule when you wear the bling: be chic, not showy.

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