Wednesday, 28 March 2012

One of things that has kept me sane these past few weeks, is knowing that Spring is just round the corner. I know we are all tired of layering up and heading out in the cold and we just can't wait to ease up and relax with our wardrobe choices. I know I am! Haha!
I've compiled a few of the trends I'm excited about and will be incorporating into my personal style this spring. I do hope you find some springspiration through it! :)

~ The New Girlie ~

Think pretty pastels, lovely lace and girly glamour. If this is not usually your thing, perhaps welcoming the new season with a little experimenting may be fun! Gather notes from our friends at Louis Vuitton and 3.1 Philip Lim.

 (L-R 3.1 Philip Lim, Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, Chanel)

~ Print Clash ~

When I say anything goes, I mean anything goes. Mary Katrazantou's s/s 12 show is the perfect example of embracing this bold but fun trend. The secret is to wear with confidence!

 (L-R Issa, Mary Katrazantou, Topshop Unique, Peter Pilotto)

~ Minimal Whites & Neutrals ~

For those who believe less is more, but still want to make a statement! Play around with different shades of white and neutrals, as well as the cut and texture, just like the designs of Philip Lim, the master of minimal charm.

  (L-R Kanye West, Celine, 3.1 Philip Lim, Calvin Klein Collection)

I shopped my closet and created three looks inpsired by these trends! :)

Look 1

Dress : Zara (inc. Belt)
Heels : Primark
Clutch : H&M

Look 2

Blouse : Primark
Skirt : Topshop
Belt : H&M
Heels : River Island

Look 3

Riding Pants : American Apparel
Tee : H&M
Jacket : H&M
Shoes : New Look
Cuff : H&M


Shulamit E said...

I love that white lace dress and pastel pumps. very chic




How long ago did you buy the hm pleather jacket?
Please check out my blog.. x

Roseanne said...

i can watch you talk about clothes forever!and the thing you said about not always sticking to trends is true because i think personal style stands out more.Great outfits!

Sephieee said...

eeeek! i've been waiting for a spring post! i love all three looks, the second one is quite unique, it's not obviously dressy, yet it's so well put together and stylish! <3 <3 <3 !!

Sephieee said...

eeeek! i've been waiting for a spring post! i love all three looks, the second one is quite unique, it's not obviously dressy, yet it's so well put together and stylish! <3 <3 <3 !!

Annette said...

Loving all the spring inspiration looks. I am loving the pastels, neons,prints, white hues. Everything.. I am down for it!! Yay!!

Loving your spring forecast lookbook video too!!

Hot Happenings!

Domonique Wilson said...

I couldn't agree more. I'm completely up for welcoming spring into my wardrobe. Although I'm a major fan of the pastel hues that are around at the moment...I; really intrigued by the simplistic white outfits!


Chi-Chi said...

i love your second outfit; it has a retro feel to it x


Shana said...

Love the white dress! u look lovely x

shana xx

Beaute Jadore said...

I love your blog, these outfits are adorable!

Nkechi said...

Simply beautiful! The last outfit has to be my fav, it's so casual yet so chic.
All three looks are amazing though x


Jeneration said...

omg, the white dress is so beautiful! love the looks! hope you are feeling better now shirley :) God will see you through everyday, just keep up the faith okay!
joy and jessica

Shani said...

I'm in love with the white dress and mint heels.

Daydreams & Destinies

LaylaMaisie said...

Loving the Herrera and you look gorgeous in all your pics! x


Lilia Deterville said...

I love the skirt. Now I need a print/floral-ish skirt (or two) :o) I love the sun as well. It really lifts my spirit and encourages me to be more productive and be outside a bit more. I love Spring weather going into Summer (my fav time of the year).

amberleyhull said...

Loving the looks you created with your current wardrobe. Especially the print clash....You have excellent style. Keep your head up girly xx


Danielle Drummond said...

happy you're feeling better shirley!! love the video and the outfits!! i love the first one! white dress and pastel mary janes, very true to my style!! Actually if theres no sun out and you feel emotional vitamin d really helps, thats because the vitamin d you get from the sun actually makes you feel better!! Vitamin d always helps

jacque said...

hi switty i just love ur blog am addicted to it like there is no tomorrow i have assignments n am always drawn to ur blog to cool off when things r wahala lol..hee loving the whole look just wanted to find out which topshop did u get tha skirt from

pinkyliciousvita said...

i Love the first look and the similar style foxy heels!

The Editor said...

Love your take on the trends
..especially the white x

the Editor

RitaMil said...

I love all your looks! Especially the print mixing, you pulle it off beautifully! xo, Rita

Kellina's Thoughts said...

i just love your first outfit!!!


Maril├╣ said...

Love it! Expecially the second one!

Leanne said...

You know what Shirley, I genuinely think you're one of the most beautiful women I know. Every single time you post, I'm like 'UGH why is she so gorgeous?!' hahaha. x

Allmyfavouritethings said...

Your outfits are breaktaking!

Allmyfavouritethings said...

Your Outfits are breath taking!

Sia said...

This post has been very useful x

KimChicSisters said...

love the first one!


Nic said...

GREAT inspiration and great looks you put together! love it all :-)


Totally.Random.Crap. said...

Love the looks.....the third is my fave :)

KofoLina said...

Love all three looks.



mollyeeb said...

Love all the trends! :D


Puriche said...

u look absolutely stunning girl! love all your 3 looks. Check out my blog for my top spring picks


Maya said...

Great looks, love the print clash one! x

Cari J. said...

this is adorable Shirley!! I love your style! XO

Ekaete said...

Loving the pastels and neutrals trends and if I get a little braver will definitely attempt the clashing prints!
Your recreations are gorgeous, as is your hair!


The BeautyBox said...

Shirley I just love the outfits that you invent. I have looked at all your videos and I became inspired to start blogging and today I posted my first YouTube video. I am super excited to find out what kind of feedback I will get. please check out my blog www.divatiffanystyle.blogspot.com and if you get a chance please check out my youtube channel by the same name. Have a good day Shirley.

Sky said...

i always love your outfit posts. my favorite is the last Spring look! the neutral look is always so chic and i have the same complexion as you, so I am super ready to mix and match those creams and beiges, so that i can look chic too. i'm a new york girl... always in black. your blog inspires me to go brighter and lighter this season!


amenfashion17 said...

Lovely outfits!!
Love them!!!!
Lots of LOVE

the chilicool said...

Amazing outfits|




Bric et Broc said...

Very inspiring post !! I totally agree with your trend selection :-)
And the outfits you've created are sooo great, love them ! They're perfectly in the trends you featured <3
(sorry for my bad english ^^)



riva. said...

Fabulous clonage. :)


Karis Wright said...

Great post, I love your take on the trends you look fab! Would love if you would check my blog out and follow too :)



Jane said...

Print clash is definitely my favorite trend. I've always loved to mix and match different styles and patterns !
Thanks for sharing your inspirational pictures ;-)

Michelle Goldie said...

I can get enough of the pastel colors, but the prints for this summer just win me over!

sharzville said...

I love the outfits.Especially the white lace on...so cute (:


FancyFrancy said...

This is such a good post, love it!! I live in Atlanta and its already sooo hot here some days, actually too hot at time.

Thanks for the post


Andrea said...

great looks! love the last one!

J n Nty said...

Love all the looks,you are very pretty

Minty said...

Luv! I like how you shopped your closet. Great idea for a girl on a budget.

Jasmine Lewis said...

I love look 2, that skirt looks so vintage xx

Jasmine Lewis said...

I love the skirt, it looks so vintage! xx