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What’s HOT for Spring 2009, part 1

The 60s, the 70s and the 80s are all making a comeback in Spring 2009.  Think about the suits from the characters on Mad Men – legendary chic, great tailoring, high waists, simplicity at its finest.  If the ladies from Mad Men are not your cup of tea but the idea of “love, peace and happiness” appeals to you more, go for a Hippie Chic look and channel your inner BoHo.  Think Kate Hudson and go for a jetset  sun-kissed look paired with interesting sandals, an oversized slouchy satchel, beautiful romantic blouses and a pair of fantastic jeans.  Or, take things in a different direction and look to the 70s for inspiration from Charlie’s Angles – find a modern day jumpsuit that says retro chic.   And, if neither of those decades are speaking to your inner muse, go back to the days of Madonna’s Material Girl and update your look with a chain handle purse, belt, necklace or bracelet – chains are making a big comeback in a variety of forms. This season offers a numbers of looks to choose from, there’s something to tickle just about each of our fancies.  To help you sort through the Spring collections, here’s my list of Spring 2009 must haves:

 1. Bold Baubles.  Gold and silver chains, chunky stones and beads, long or short, big necklaces are in this season and can literally transform an outfit.

2. Sexy High Heels.  Heels keep getting higher and higher – ladies, these shoes are not for walking!  Fendi, Yves St. Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Giuseppe Zanotti to name a few have all produced beautiful beautiful shoes for you to trip around in while enjoying the May flowers.  Fret not, many designers are adding a nice platform to make walking just a tad bit easier.

 3. Romantic Dresses.  If you’re tired of wearing black from head to toe, as chic as it may be, tune into your girly-girl feminine side with a beautiful tiered dress that flows like a cloud around you.  Look for dresses in nudes or neutral colors like beige, cream, and taupe.  Romantic ruffle blouses will help to soften your look too.  Pair these with metallic accents to create an opalescence glow about you.

4.  A FAB Belt.  Belts were all the rage this past Fall — wide, skinny, textured, patent leather, snakeskin, chain and metallic.  This season is no different.  Find one that speaks to you and use it to cinch everything from your favorite sheath dress to blazers, sweaters and trousers. 

5.  Lace.  This Spring is the season to let your inner girly-girl shine.  This season’s lace, eyelet as well as embroidery, is not like anything your grandmother would’ve worn – it’s sophisticated, eye-catching and edgy all at once.  Look for beautiful dresses and tops or fun accent pieces (bracelets, belts, hair accessories and the like).

 6. Snakeskin. – Snakeskin is the IT textile this season.  Slouchy hobos, slick clutches, totebags, strappy sandals and belts are great pieces to buy in snakeskin to add that extra va va va voom to your Spring look.  A snakeskin accessory is a great investment piece because it’s sophisticated and hip all at once. 


Stay tuned for more Spring 2009 Trends …..