Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Yet to Venture into Spring/Summer 2012 Trends?

You may need to ask yourself…


With summer around the corner, (I wouldn't look outside for confirmation of that) there is only one S in SS12 left for you to embrace Spring/Summer trends. It’s time for our legs to be encapsulated in colured denim and printed trousers, our torsos to be threaded in pastels, and all of this to be topped off with lace and neon accents with an aquatic twist, yes?


Take that pink hair dye out of your hand, and step away from the cake like pastel puff dress. Not everyone is going to ooze Alexa Chung cool and in pyjama pants, or even look dressed for that matter. That’s why I have developed: The Three Tier Kate Judging System.(Still working on the name). If you don’t know how much to embrace a current trend, it’s time to ask yourself…

Am I Kate Middleton, Kate Bosworth or Kate Moss?

While Kate Middleton might be happy to dip her toe in the trend pool, Kate Bosworth is probably swimming in the pool at her hotel before she pops off to a music festival.

So, how might our respective Kates work these SS trends?


On the girlier end of pastel wear, a lady-like, lace, Louis Vuitton dress would suit Middleton's style. Well cut tailored trousers, as previously rocked by Moss, keep pastels looking smart. I can imagine Bosworth throwing on these mint skinnies with her Isabel Marant runners and a grey marl jumper for a casual look (that happens to nail the coloured denim trend too). You can pick up a similar pair from Topshop.


If you only want to dip your feet into the neon trend, try a mannish brogue in highlighter yellow. Ms. Moss could pull on this Christian Louboutin pair (exclusive to Net-a-Porter) with her skinnies and blazer. If it's just your fingers you're willing to dip, try Neon Nailpolish from American Apparel to add a neon pop to your outfit. Ok, so maybe the Dutchess of Cambridge wouldn’t sport a neon satchel in her namesake…but she probably should. This satchel from the Cambrige Satchel Company is to die for and it can be embossed with your initials too. 

Pyjama Trousers

The pyjama trend may seem daunting, but can looking super smart with a crisp white shirt, super elegant with an evening jacket or cool and casual with a cardigan. Mossy would probably opt for an elegant pair by her pal Stella McCartney. I can see Kate Bosworth in this paisley pair by J.W.Anderson (although maybe not now that Alexa has nailed them!). Kate Middleton has worked a Zara dress before...time to work the Zara PJ's Kate?! 

The Kates have shown us - There is a wearable way to work every trend. Here's to a neon trimmed, pyjama trousered, pastel filled summer...just maybe not all at the same time.

Pics from Louis Vuitton, The Huffington Post, Weheartit, Theyallhateus, Net-a-porter, American Apparel, Elle, Cambridge Satchel Company.

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