Key Pieces for Spring 2010 Style

Drop waist dresses

Forget high-waisted dress, okay maybe just store them somewhere for the time being. Because the come back of dresses with drop waist silhouette should be celebrated. This kind of dress has a nonchalance feel to it, it  has the mixture of dressy and casual at the same time. No matter what size you are, this kind of dress will complement your body shape just fine :)

Crisp white is the new black?

YSL, Cacharel & Donna Karan

Looking for a clean slate on your wardrobe collection? What better way to start than to invest in anything white! We’re not talking about the normal looking white shirt. Think about dresses with lots of detailing, billowy cut and frills to impress. Not up for a dress because you think too much white will make you bigger? Opt for top that deliver extraordinary message.

Jacket and outerwear with a touch of military influence

Aquilano.Rimondi, Nanette Lepore, Phillip Lim

Grown tired of your leather jacket already? It’s probably the right time to put it to rest. The military influenced jacket and outerwear seem to have big chance in replacing the leather jacket this season. You can combine the masculine looking military jacket with billowy frocks and choose one that has fitted cut. If you think jacket is too heavy, try knitwear that has embellishments to represent the military look. Still not up for it yet? Maybe you can look for a more dressed up take on the military inspired pieces, such as jackets, tops or dresses with epaulette on the shoulder.

Pinafore for the countryside look

Bottega Venetta, Chanel & Oscar De La Renta

If you’ve seen the latest collection of Chanel, then you will understand what we’re talking about. Pinafore never looked so good, and embroidery is not so out of place anymore. So jump right in and get yourself a pretty pinafore with it’s wide skirt that makes you want to twirl like Carrie :)

Stay with solid colours if you feel like you don’t want to go too far to the countryside. If you feel brave enough, then the prints will surely look more eye-catching.

More is more for Pattern!

Etro, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood

We have to contradict the saying that ‘Less is More’ because more pattern is apparently good this season. From the native inspired tribal motif to more digital designs. Think out of the box when you’re getting your patterned items. This is the time to wear print as pants and use clashing prints together.

Need more inspiration? Look up the Dries Van Notten Spring/Summer 2010 collection. It’s time to get your batik in parang motif out and clash it with other print. Don’t limit yourself, because batik is obviously a beautiful print that can do nicely for this season.