As the Spring/Summer 2011 runways have demonstrated, big, bold splashes of color and bright, clashing prints are going to be BIG trends for this coming season.
Jil Sander! Dior! Moschino! Prada!
And street-style incorporating these bold colors is just so inspiring…
For the first time in my life, I’m swayed by these 80’s pops of bright…infusing an otherwise dreary winter (and my overwhelmingly gray wardrobe) with a little dose of happiness.
So I’ve been pulling out all the bright-and-bold fabric from my stash that I can find – which is almost nothing, needless to say…
The lemon fabric I made into a blouse back in 2000 or so; but I had to alter the collar a bit and so it’s been on my to-do pile for awhile. The other fabrics I haven’t used at all…yet.
I rarely wear bright-colored clothing (accessories, no problem…but clothing I still struggle with). I think I have a deep-seated negative association with wearing bright colors; something that was harped on as the antithesis of stylish and fashionable as I was growing up. I feel the strongest physical revulsion at bright jade green, bright turquoise, and bright purple. Especially the turquoise.
Which is ironic because turquoise used to be my favorite color when I was a kid, probably from when I was 5 or so until I was around 12 or 13.
This irrational negativity towards bright colors is a huge mental block I’ve had for years.
Anyway, projects up next: a green-striped bias draped skirt, a pair of coral pleated trousers, a hot-pink linen swing skirt, a red galaxy-print silk shell, and a blue galaxy puff-skirt. I’m not quite sure what to do with the banana leaf-print fabric from above just yet as I only have a little of it…maybe a bandeau bikini top?
How do you feel about this upcoming trend of brights? Do you incorporate bright colors in your outfits – and if you don’t, why?
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Filed in: My Designs, Trends
Tags: bright colors, Spring 2011