By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM, and Sarah Ward, Conselle Affiliate
Popular Fashion Trends for 2010 #1: Wingtip Brogues
Wingtip brogues, a classic shoe style for men, is becoming a hot fashion trend for women this year. Wingtip shoes, also known as brogues, get their name from the toe cap that forms a “W”, which resembles a bird spreading its wings as the toe cap opens up along the sides. Wingtip brogues have characteristic perforated holes along the edges, forming the winged shaping.
To add to the menswear trend we have seen over the last several seasons, wingtip brogues can be worn for business or social occasions. Traditionally, great ways to wear wingtip brogues are with trousers to the office and other business occasions. This time around, we’re going to see them worn with a flowing floral skirt for a more relaxed look, or with pants and jeans for social occasions. Pants are often shown rolled up with edgy abandon. While current fashion magazines are showcasing models wearing micro mini shorts, anklet socks, wingtip shoes and declaring it workplace appropriate, short shorts are obviously best saved for after hours.
Popular Fashion Trends for 2010 #2: Nude Nails
One of the hottest fashion trends this year is nude-colored clothing, accessories, and nails. When women wear a bright, dramatic polish on their nails, colleagues and clients see 10 continually moving distractions. Particularly for business, neutral shades like shell pink, cream, beige, taupe, cinnamon, wheat, or mocha are terrific, in correlation with one’s outfit and apparent skin tone. Since each woman has her own personal coloring, when choosing a nude polish, it’s advisable to look for a color that best harmonizes with their skin color.
The classic military jacket is getting headlines again. Often in a khaki or olive green color, military jackets traditionally have epaulettes or tabs at the shoulders – adding great visual width and weight which serves to balance the body – breast pockets – giving the eye something else to look at besides the breast itself – and metallic buttons that lead the eye inward for a slimming effect and upwards to the face for improved communication. Pair a military jacket with pants, a straight skirt, or a button front skirt with matching buttons for a polished professional look at the office.
Available in all price ranges, watch for these popular fashion trends for 2010 in your favorite stores or catalogs.
Copyright Judith Rasband and Conselle L.C. 2010
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