Best of Spring & Summer Fashion 2009

"Taking a Closer Look at Four of the Hottest Summer Trends..."


Spring summer fashion trends 2009





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Here you'll find the 4 Key Spring & Summer Fashion 2009 Trends and tips on the best ways to wear them.

Now after getting an overview of spring & summer fashion 2009 it's time to take a closer look at the 4 key trends: 1980s, Western, new innocence and Ethnic flavor.

1980s Fashion - Let's Dance!

Spring summer fashion 2009 80's 1980's

80s Jeans

Think acid wash jeans and high waist. And oh, ankle zippers are huuuge this season! Click here for fashion advice and information on different types of stylish womens jeans.

How to wear Acid Wash Jeans:

One heck of a statement piece that needs to be toned down with a basic tee and sandals.

Beware, the jeans effect draw attention to your legs and hips and can make them look wider than they really are.

How to wear High Waist:

This re-occurring trend has become a must-own for women who love the waist cinching style! You can find high waist in all bottom clothing like skirts, pants, jeans and shorts.

Look up-to-date and chic by pairing up high waist jeans with a cute blouse or a basic tee. Don't forget your jewelry!


Jumpsuits

Ooooh yeah… These hot stuffs both short and long have made their way back into the limelight. You don't have to weigh 99 pounds for this look, the monochromatic suit itself will flatter your body shape - elongating and slimming every part of your body.

How to wear it:

These look awesome with strappy sandals and bright-colored purse and/or jacket. Choose dark solid colored jumpsuits like black, dark brown, dark navy blue or olive green.

If you choose to wear short jumpsuits make sure they fall right above your knees for for the ultimate flattering look.


Body Con/Bandage Dress

Very hot. These 80s dresses will shape your body sexily. You will look at your butt in a whole new light!

How to wear it:

Less is more, but who are we kidding. Bandage/body con dresses are meant to show off your curves from head to toe (not literally)! So you'll have to be confident to pull off this look. However, you can tone it down with a jacket and plain pumps.

For a more covered look you can also choose body con dresses with sleeves or with boatneck.


Corset

Vampy trend? Faaaar from it :-) Corsets in simple and tasteful designs are one of the biggest hits this season. These chest flattering pieces will add a feminine yet subtle sexy flair to your outfits.

How to wear it a Corset Dress: Wear it fitted - never loose as it can take away the very essence of the corset. For your grandma's birthday bash - tone it down with a cardigan or a sophisticated blazer

How to wear a Corset Top:

Same rules with corset dress apply here. Some of the popular ways to wear a corset top is pairing it with high waist pants or skirt. Also, try something new by pairing it with a pair of jeans and cardigan. Trés chique!


Studs, studs, studs

80s fashion is going loco this spring and summer. Because continuing from last fall's trends, you'll stumble upon studs on tops, dresses AND skirts, AND bags AAAAND shoes. You name it! Studs will definitely add an edgy look to a plain outfit.

How to wear it:

Wear it sparingly. And avoid this::

Mary Kate in studded leather jacket

Hideous piece of leather jacket on a petite and pretty girl.

Instead, mix studs with basic pieces.

You can also carry a studded clutch purse, wear studded shoes or a bracelet to create a statement or draw attention to a part of your body that you like... Or y'know, to look cool.


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Western -- Country, Native Indian and English Country Style

Spring summer fashion 2009 western country pochahontas

Denim

Denim is ragingly hot this spring and summer. You'll find denim in vests, blouses, jackets, skirts, dresses… you name it!

How to wear it Head-to-Toe:

It's possible to pull off the denim head-to-toe look without looking too 80'ish. Just add accessories and mixing denim with modern pieces.


Fringes

Bags and suede boots with fringes are gonna be everywhere.

How to wear it:

As much as they look stylish, take precautions as fringes can add weight and draw attention to parts of your body.


Checked Shirts

Yehaaa, the checks are in!

How to wear it:

Avoid looking like a cowgirl from head to toe by pairing a checkered shirt with a pair of slim-fitted jeans, lovely sandals and modern jewelry like a set of bangles!

Be careful not to overdo the look with other western'ish looking pieces (well unless you are a country singer or an aspiring one. KISS. Keep It Simple, Sweetheart!


Worn Jeans

Spring and summer is here and it's the perfect time to wear a pair of destroyed jeans! Choose between light or dark wash jeans. Click here for fashion advice and information on womens jeans

How to wear it:

Wear it simply with a basic tee. And avoid the really destroyed ones that show your inner thigh or too much. It's just plain tacky. Not even the most stylish woman on earth can pull it off. It's not even meant for people outside the catwalk.


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New Innocence -- with a Hint of Romance and Sophistication!

Spring summer fashion 2009 romance innocence

Blouses and Shirts

As always, blouses are BIG this season. Especially frilly blouses with ruffles, bows, lace, crochet and other cute details.

How to wear it:

For casual wear, pair it up with jeans or shorts and top it off with sandals and bracelet bangles.

For office work, tuck it in with your pants and layer it with a blazer.


Sheer Fabric

Soft, slightly see-through and romantic. Watch out for sheer fabrics on blouses, dresses and skirts!

How to wear it:

Sheer fabrics are made to be worn with a pretty bra or camisole underneath. But do not, in any circumstances make it obvious for others that you're just wearing a bra underneath it. So avoid wearing really sheer tops and dresses that show off the bra ;-) cute and naughty? Naaah, it will look funny, and not least, tacky.


Nudes

Off-white, peach, cream and pale pink are the new black this season. You'll find them on shoes, blazers, dresses, blouses and pants. Lovely! Click here to find out if you suit nude colors.

How to wear it:

Light colors are your highlighters, so wear a piece of nude clothing over a feature you like! If you have a thick or full waist, and you want to wear a nude colored top or dress, make sure you balance out the look with a belt around the torso or/and a dark colored jacket on top.


Blazers

Blazers are taking over this season, so swap up your trench coat with a sophisticated blazer jacket!

How to wear it:

Wear it with everything -- formal outfits like a dress or office work ensemble, casual wear like jeans and tee -- and not to mention, all types of styles like boho, ethnic, 80's, grunge etc.

Spring and summer fashion 2009 is all about looking light and fresh, so consider picking one of the new blazer trends: blazers in nude (light pink, off-white, peach, cream), boyfriend sized, cropped style, roll-up sleeves, unusual pockets.


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Ethnic Flavor -- Fashion has Again, Gone Global!

Spring summer fashion 2009 tribal ethnic


Tribal Print Dresses

As all of the other spring and summer fashion trends, ethnic tribal prints are indeed here again! Don't be afraid to let your wild side come out and play ;-)

How to wear it:

Wear it alone with simple jewelry and sandals. You can also do a little cross-mixing with a blazer or cardigan for a slightly refined tribal look.

Prints automatically draw attention to the areas you've placed them at. If you have full-figure or just want to avoid adding pounds to your frame, choose small prints. And vice-versa.


Leopard and Cheetah Print

Leopard and cheetah print scarves and tops are hot this season!

How to wear it:

Add it to a basic outfit - tee and jeans. How effortless and chic is that??


Exotic Bangle

Yummy jewelry that are sure to add some zest to your look and draw attention to your hands.

How to wear it:

Wear it with a basic outfit. If you want a bit more bold look, through more pretty ethnic bangle sin the mix!


Harem Pants

Behold the Arabian harem style!

How to wear it:

Pair the flowy and slouchy pants with a fitted top -- preferably a cropped top that makes your harem pants obvious. Instead of the plain flat sandals, add a pair of heels in the mix for a modern and seductive Arabian flair.






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